The much loved — and maligned — summer transfer window will be slamming shut over the weekend, which means we’ll see a bevy of rumors either materialize into reality or fail to come to fruition. And for that reason, supporters around the globe will either be praising the arrivals of new saviors or end up cursing the chairmen for their supposedly penny-pinching ways. Rule number one over the next few days: don’t believe everything you read. Or at bare minimum, be sure to take them with a sizable grain of salt.
So with all of the stress that’s sure to come to pass over the next few days, I’m going to do my best to avoid transfer stories in this latest links round up. Keen observers will notice I did slip one in there, though we can blame its presence on me opting to take a dig at my favorite club’s rival supporters.
In the madness, dont’ forget that there’s also a full slate of European and domestic action on the docket this weekend, too. So there should be more than enough to distract you from dealings of your favorite club.
Sitting in the wrong section requires tremendous restraint. – telegraph.co.uk
My favorite ‘Jermaine Jones to MLS Saga’ reaction. – hottimeinoldtown.com
Chris Rolfe needs to join the FFA. – washingtonpost.com
A ranking of every generation of Nike’s Mercurial line. – sneakerreport.com
Puma learns a lesson in internet trolling. – eveningstandard.co.uk