Friday, April 11, 2008

A tall order

A tall order is exactly what sorting out our defence is (despite its recent relative solidity, I'm yet to be convinced it's anything more than temporary) - and so it's perhaps little wonder that, according to reports, Kevin Keegan's scouting for players with statures to fit the bill.

Recent trips to Glasgow, while no doubt partly to check on things with his other Soccer Circus, have taken in trips to watch Rangers, his attention reportedly focussed on Spaniard Carlos Cuellar. The 26-year-old central defender (6ft 3ins) only moved to the soon-to-be-Scottish champions last summer, but his performances have earned him a nomination for Scottish Player of the Year and he was outstanding again tonight against decent quality opposition as Rangers beat Sporting Lisbon to reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals.

Meanwhile, we've also been credited with an interest in Real Madrid's German international Christoph Metzelder (6ft 4ins), who at around £10m would cost significantly more than Cuellar. I've watched the former Borussia Dortmund man play a few times and he's the sort of commanding figure at the back we've been missing since Jonathan Woodgate limped off to the Bernabeu, but Metzelder himself has had his own injury problems, and has made only 11 appearances since arriving last summer.

Keegan with his eye on defenders - whatever next?! ASBO having a quiet night in playing Scrabble? Alan Smith scoring a goal?


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