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Arsenal set to bid for Seamus Coleman

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The Daily Star claims that new but unattributed 'reports' say Arsenal will make a bid for Seamus Coleman this summer.

Odds on Arsenal raiding Everton for the Irish international have shortened but Coleman's value has sky-rocketed and the North London side are not renowned to be big spenders.

This latest speculation is likely more column inch-filling nonsense or a smokescreen for other targets for Arsene Wenger as Bacary Sagna heads for Manchester City on a free transfer.

Original Source: Daily Star  

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Ant Dwyer
290 Posted 14/06/2014 at 17:05:45
Keeping shamus is a must!!!

End of.

Chris Wilson
293 Posted 14/06/2014 at 18:33:26
The only concern is that Coleman, McCarthy, Barkley, etc were supposed to be offered more lucrative contracts months ago to help snuff out these rumors, and we're still waiting for those.
Tom R Owen
298 Posted 14/06/2014 at 19:13:00

Billy Bullshit is working on those contracts 24/7! Just after Lukaku and Barry are signed up. The money is ring-fenced and they will all sign "tomorrow"!

Tom Dodds
301 Posted 14/06/2014 at 19:26:17
If the grand shyster Kenwright sells him, I will sell my season ticket for half-price and finish with football for ever... as I know most of the "lads" on here will only yak yak and fuckin yak about who we will buy with the money.

The reds would never put up with this 10th rate actor/tramp for 1 season. Let alone for most "lads" Their entire footballing supportive years.

Allan Barratt
302 Posted 14/06/2014 at 19:56:55
They can fuck off!!!
Sam Hoare
303 Posted 14/06/2014 at 20:01:18
Start at £40m and we will work up from there.
Colin Glassar
307 Posted 14/06/2014 at 20:52:27
This all started on a gooner blog a few days ago. Lazy journos pick up on these things and then publish them as facts. I think it's called plagiarism.
Paul Ellam
323 Posted 14/06/2014 at 22:10:39
He won't go. Next...
Matt Traynor
351 Posted 15/06/2014 at 07:49:10
Colin #307 that's an interesting point. Lazy "journalism" indeed. I can't remember the details, but I'm pretty sure the Mirror picked up a thread on TW a couple of years back, and it was to do with us playing Man Utd and the reception Rooney would get.

Anyway as usual the thread got a bit tasty, and they lifted a quote from a poster, and printed it – completely out of context of course.

Back to the point in question, I think as long as we have the owners we have, we'll always need to generate cash for buys. Even in this era of mega TV deals, we're still paying out a fortune in interest and finance charges – probably equivalent to a decent signing per season for fuck knows how long.

And as long as we continue to do "okay" in the league, it'll continue.

Brian Hill
352 Posted 15/06/2014 at 08:22:46
It must be the best job in the world to be a football journalist. No work involved, long liquid lunches, expense accounts, marvellous.

All you have to do is invent stories designed to promote and preserve the perceived superiority of the favoured clubs at the expense of all the others.

Hence barely a day goes by without one rag or another publishing a pack of lies with the sole intention of achieving the above.


Ian McDowell
361 Posted 15/06/2014 at 10:24:24
Also heard Arteta could be part of the deal. No thanks.
Dave Long
369 Posted 15/06/2014 at 10:42:41
Agree with Tom dodds. Barkley or other top players more shirts for my kids...we start supporting our local Japanese team, urawa reds.
Linda Morrison
410 Posted 15/06/2014 at 15:57:23
Calm down everyone please. The young players were all going to be signing new good quality contracts after the players returned for pre- season whenever that is.

Martinez may come over as a happy chappy but he is more like the smiling assassin. There is no way he will commit himself to a contract if the players are going to be sold.

This is The Star after all they probably got fed up going on and on about The World Cup.

Michael Kenrick
421 Posted 15/06/2014 at 18:26:58
Look at the "EXCLUSIVE" twaddle in the Star today... cobbled together from other stuff we already knew: Roberto already said he wants 6 or 7 new players; Roberto watched the Dutch training session... whop dee doo; Kenwright has 'friends' at Chelsea... Unbeliveable to cobble these strands together into an "EXCLUSIVE"!!!

Lazy journalism once again fails not to astound.

Dick Fearon
465 Posted 16/06/2014 at 11:25:19
Here we go again, at the merest mention of another club fancying one of our players some of you immediately start putting a price on his head.

Have you any idea how unsettling is that kind of talk. It's like saying, "Son we love you to bits but not enough to knock back X clubs offer.

Denis Richardson
467 Posted 16/06/2014 at 12:00:12
People - it's the Daily Star ffs....the newspaper which also said that a baby survived on one baked bean for 4 months and that a 747 had been found on the moon!

Nothing to see here...

Andrew Ellams
468 Posted 16/06/2014 at 12:05:02
Why do we go into panic everytime one of the redtop rags link one ours with leaving but reject any rumours of incoming in an instant. Same journalists, same bullshit.
David Donnellan
472 Posted 16/06/2014 at 12:20:45
Unfortunately we are going to get more and more of these stories and speculation the closer the new season gets; it's no secret that we have some of the best young players in the league and every 10th rate "newspaper" in the land is going to put out all of these unsettling non-stories, linking our best young players with all of the so-called big clubs here and abroad.

This is from the Daily Star, so I will take this story with a pinch of salt, I think I would believe it more if it was in the Viz than the Daily Star. I agree with Linda – Would Martinez have signed a contract extension if he thought that his best young players would be flogged off?

Mike Keating
481 Posted 16/06/2014 at 13:16:30
If you want news don't read comics
Patrick Murphy
486 Posted 16/06/2014 at 13:59:34
Minnie the Minx in shock move to Bash St.
Dennis, Kate and Lord Snooty's wild parties exposed.
Plug sues NHS for botched dental treatment.
Korky in home office mistaken identity probe as David Platt admits it was him.
Overweight Dan ordered to attend Health Farm by boss

Oops I'd better start reading the proper papers.

Andrew Clare
487 Posted 16/06/2014 at 14:14:28
It saddens me to think that people actually buy newspapers like the Daily Star but then again it also saddens me to look at the state of some of the people shuffling around British shopping centres. So I suppose the shufflers will think it's gospel if it's in that shitty little rag. They no doubt enjoy watching ITV as well
Andrew Hawes
489 Posted 16/06/2014 at 14:16:22
Must be pick on Everton day. Shaun Custis wrote a piece on Baines today blaming him for England's defeat, the fact he doesn't feature in big games, champions league games and is in his comfort zone at a small side like Everton??

Fucking knob, Merseyside derby mustn't be a big game or the fact he's been the best left back in the toughest league for years?? The amount of arrogance and ignorance by some of these so called professionals is astounding sometimes.

Tony Draper
491 Posted 16/06/2014 at 14:25:10
Wenger missed an open goal this season with regards the Premier League. All the "usual suspects" were in transition, but he failed to capitalise, OK, a bonus was the FA Cup (I'd take that).

So presently Arsenal have Sagna & Fabianski walking away, Mertesacker, Cazorla, Vermaelen, Giroud, Monreal rumoured to be leaving. Now that will leave empty shirts, but hardly a vote of confidence in Arsenal next season either. Inevitably there will be some who fancy a hefty pay-rise by cashing in at "The Emirates".

But "the Arse" failure to take the PL last season doesn't put them in the driving seat next either. TBH, I don't see what any Everton player has to gain by leaving GP for the rapidly depleting Wenger boys.

James Stewart
498 Posted 16/06/2014 at 15:43:40
£25M-plus or fuck off. Wenger won't splash out if they end up bidding it will be derisory.
David Donnellan
499 Posted 16/06/2014 at 15:44:19
#Andrew 489, They were alluding to it in the commentary also, forget that Rooney was jogging back & Baines was quite often having two players running at him as a result. I suppose Rooney's laziness or his inept performance on the left hand side was all down to Baines lack of "big game experience" whatever that is?! I feel some journo's & pundits can't get over Ashley Cole not being there & will scrutinise all of Baines performances now.
Joe Edwards
524 Posted 16/06/2014 at 19:18:50
Quite amazing how a non-story by a sleazy rag more noted for the quality of its tits than of its journalism can set such a fire burning, There's more chance of signing Ronaldo on a 5-year deal than letting one of our best performing players (who incidentally has recently signed a new contract) go.

Those of little faith, cast your minds back to the Baines saga where Blue Bill dug his heels in and told Manure to Feck off, do you think he wont do the same with the arse? We are significantly more healthy in terms of finance than when Manure were sent packing so take a deep breath smile and laugh at inane page filling bollocks written in the tabloids, El Bob has it sorted and for once in a long time hand on my heart that I have confidence in the club.

Ant Dwyer
570 Posted 17/06/2014 at 02:07:28
I don’t feel we should put a price on Coleman – not even £25m! Although Arsenal will not pay that sum of money, someone else might choose too – especially if he was to bag a couple of goals between now an January. Best situation is to put it out there loud and clear that our big players are not for sale.

I think there’s a nucleus of 6/7 players we need to build our future round and Seamus is defo in that 6/7. Bill Kenwright needs to find some funds (And when I say ’find’, let’s be honest, he shouldn’t have to look far as we finished 5th in the world’s biggest and most profitable league in world football) – at least £25M –and Bobby needs to move a few fringe players around, add a few youngsters, find the odd bargain/freebee and go from there.

Our squad is a little thin so there’s not too much room to make money but if we got a decent offer for the likes of Naismith, Hibbert, Robles, Osman Pienaar or any player above 29-ish, we should really consider it.
Add any of that to Magaye Gueye’s and Johnny Hietinga’s wages and hopefully Bobby will work a bit of magic.

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