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Tuesday Transfer Twaddle: Pennant to Portsmouth

jermaine-pennantOft-troubled Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant has accepted a temporary loan move to Portsmouth, to play for former Arsenal teammate Tony Adams.  Pennant deflected interest from AC Milan and Real Madrid, originally preferring to stay at Liverpool, despite not playing.  Who wouldn’t want a player with that type of ambition?

Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness’ raging jealousy of AC Milan has lingered after the Dubai trip.  Upset by the audacity of Milan’s 120 million euro valuation of Kaka, Hoeness has tried to one-up them, by claiming Franck Ribery is worth 150 million!  Unfortunately for Bayern, Ribery does want to leave eventually, possibly for free when his contract expires in 2011.

Talks between Arsenal and Zenit St. Petersburg for Andrei Arshavin have hit an impass, with Zenit demanding that the London club raise their bid from £10m to £15m.  Five million pounds is a substantial sum, of course.  So is the £40m they would lose by not qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Lukas Podolski will return, as speculated, to his former club FC Koln, with Koln essentially returning the £10m Bayern paid for him in 2006.  However, there’s still a solid six months of awkwardness before that happens, as the clubs will not consummate the deal until July 1.  The 23-year-old should have a fabulous sulk party on the bench with new signing Landon Donovan. 


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Franck Ribery Takes Team Bus For a Spin

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Nike’s Franck Ribery Pink Panther Commercial

You can get footballers to wear these, because you pay them.  No weekend warrior will be strolling up in shoes colored Pepto Bismol pink.

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Franck Ribery is Captain Obvious

French star Franck Ribery has called for Les Bleus to play more attacking football, after a lackluster start to World Cup qualification.

“What I felt during the last two matches is that we were afraid to try things,” Ribery told reporters.  “We must take risks. We’re France, we’ve got good players.  We must enjoy ourselves on the pitch.”

Ribery’s sentiment heartens French fans.  However, the manager, who subbed off Samir Nasri for a defender despite needing two goals to advance in Euro 2008 and whose future employment rests on the result, may feel differently.

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