So, let’s get this out of the way now — Odemwingie’s not even available today in ‘Arry’s current tilt against the windmills of EPL relegation (Oh wait! You mean QPR didn’t sign Odemwingie after all?), but there’s plenty of post-January transfer deadline day intrigue to cover.
(And, in honor of the QPR-Norwich game in progress, here’s video of two Norwich fans prematurely celebrating the Hooper transfer that didn’t happen.)
You’re welcome. On to your terms for the week.
Samba! The other non-Odemwingie news of the week is the record buy (well, record buy for QPR that is) of the tall, strapping, solid Christopher Samba, freed from the gilded prison that is Anzhi Makhachkala. (In second-half action as we speak, and it’s in excitable, constant danger of not being 0-0 — your bonus drinking word is whenever a shot on goal is eagerly described as “SWERVING.”)
Nacho! Arsenal signed a player during the January window! You may have heard. The Gibbs injury necessitated a move to pick up an additional left back; having Andre Santos necessitates it further. So, the Spanish national takes Song’s old number and is expected to start against Stoke, whose recent scorelines have remarkably not been 0-0.
Human Banana! Sorry, that’s OUR catchphrase. But the Stoke game will certainly get the funky bunch at Fox Soccer to talk about our favorite USMNT poster boy, and by poster boy, we mean burros and bales of hay.
Rooney won’t take penalties! At least, that’s what the Guardian’s reporting. Otherwise, not much to say about Seven Points Clear this week, who will play a Fulham team they destroyed in cup play a few weeks ago.
No Mario! Tomorrow, City plays Liverpool, but, as you may have heard, AC Milan won the services of our mercurial hero. It’ll certain get a mention; what it deserves is a montage of Mario moments with a “Wind Beneath My Wings” soundtrack.