Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dim dealio*

It looks as though our bid to recruit an entire team of Taylors may have been thwarted, at least temporarily, with Swansea rejecting our bid for left-back Neil. Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has made all the usual noises in these circumstances, claiming they're keen to retain and nurture young talent. But money talks, and I wouldn't be too surprised if an increased offer met with grudging acceptance from the Premier League new boys and we see him lining up alongside namesakes Steven and Ryan for the team photo.

Even if Jose Enrique stays (though at present there doesn't seem to be any suggestion of positive developments on that front), we're in need of cover in that position. The question now, you'd assume, is whether Jabba's prepared to up the bid or whether he decides to play hard ball, as he has in recent contract negotiations, either hoping the Swans will change their minds or determinedly moving on to alternative targets.

* That's a bit of pidgin Welsh for you. We're cultured, well-travelled types around here, you know...




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not bad, you just needed a ch at the end.

Dim being, No.
Diolch, being Thanks.

12:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a fluent Welsh Speaker, I'd like to conratulate you for having the first Welsh Language headline I've ever seen on 'Newsnow'!
Diolch yn fawr a Da Iawn ! (Thanks & very good), puts our own clubs and media to shame!

all the best, John.

5:12 pm  
Blogger Malcolm Cox said...

Is Taylor another Perch??? Untested in the top league. We have spent zero so far so does that mean we can look forward to £35million of signings??

At least we can laugh at Sunderland - see below!


11:38 am  
Blogger Ben said...

John: It's what comes of having lived in Cardiff for a year and a half and still having a lot of friends there.

Malky: We have spent over £4m on Cabaye, but you're right - Pardew should be entitled to spend a lot more of that £35m...

7:09 pm  
Blogger Paul said...

John, you obviously missed our guide to handy Welsh phrases before our trip to an FA Cup Semi-Final in 2005: http://blackandwhiteandreadallover.blogspot.com/2005/04/learning-lingo.html

Lest we forget, Pardew has effectively spent more than the £35million given the new contract for Tiote, not to mention wages for Cabaye, Ba, Marveaux.

Of course, we've also received cash for Nolan and league prize money etc, so there should still be a fair bit of cash to spend.

12:55 pm  

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