Teams: Israel, USA, Sampdoria, Arsenal, Villarreal, Cambridge
Oh well, even if there aren't many people around, we can still have a good discussion.
Didn't Viviano go to Sporting Lisbon or something like that? Why would he do that? It's not like Barcelona came calling...
I was also sorry to see Zapata leave, but, so far, Defrel is really pleasing.
I have a general observation: I hate that this team sells everything, every summer. Can't they try to build something? I'm not naive, and I know how soccer works, and that the "big" clubs buy everything, all the time, but, still...Samp used to be one of the top teams in Italy. I mean, the team finishes 8th and everyone is so happy... and this is a team that had Vialli, Mancini, Lombardo, Pagliuca, Michajlovic, Platt, Gullit, Seedorf, Karembeu, Veron, Montella (not all at the same time obviously). Those were top-level players. Now we're excited about Ekdal, with all due respect