There's been many strikers who have come and gone in the Premier League era but none have been quite as bad for value at least, as these 5 strikers who have cost over £2m per Premier League Goal and that's been generous to quite a few and none more so than our first flop up, who cost £9m and scored just one bloody goal!
Manchester United Vs La Galaxy 7-0 All Goals... by musicnetworkoffical
------------ The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil.
It was all bear hugs and high-fives yesterday, but it seems that Louis van Gaal is now getting down to the nitty-gritty of whipping Manchester United back into shape with a swatch of fan footage emerging that shows the Dutch coach reminding Wayne Rooney (and possibly Antonio Valencia) how to shoot properly.
Ander Herrera vs La Galaxy Individual... by musicnetworkoffical
New signing Ander Herrera was voted Man of the Match in Manchester United's opening game of the pre-season tour. United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 and, despite not getting on the scoresheet, Herrera was deemed the best performer of the night.
Not that muchstock should be put in pre-season friendlies, but Manchester United got themselves off to a winning start under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal by trouncing LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena last night.
Danny Welbeck opened the scoring before Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Reece James all snaffled a couple of goals apieceas the Galaxy imploded in front of almost 90,000 fans at the Rose Bowl.
Here we were thinking thatRory McIlroy wasjust a fancy ventriloquist's dummy used onSantander adverts, but it turns out he's actually a professional golfer (yes, apparently they have those these days!) and a rather good one for that matter with the 25-year-old Norn Irishman doing some good putting, etc on his way to winning the2014 Open Championship over the weekend.
Chelsea drew 1-1 withRZ Pellets WAC (also known, rather confusingly, asAC Wolfsberger) in a pre-season friendly in Austria last night, with the Blues solitary goal scored by 17-year-old midfielder Jeremie Boga in the 83rd minute and a beauty it was too.
Having picked the ball up inside his own half, Boga went on a headlong stampede up the pitch, skinning a couple of defenders before taking advantage of a fortuitous rebound to charge into the area and steer a shot past the WAC 'keeper.
What with media commitments being what they are, Cristiano Ronaldo found himself appearing on what we an only assume is the Japanese version of This Morning recently with the Real Madrid star looking distinctly out of his comfort zonefrom the off as the madness slowly enveloped him.
Bayern Munich were held to a measly1-1 draw by third-tier side MSV Duisburg last night but the pre-season friendly was notable for one reason, with Robert Lewandowski scoring his very first goal in Bayern colours to open the scoring on the hour mark...
They'll be many, many, many more of those to come in the not-so-distant future, we suspect.
With several of the Arsenal squad demonstrating their finest "New Yoick" brogues earlier in the week ahead of this Saturday's pre-season game againstNew York Red Bulls, a few of theRed Bulls mob havereturned the favour by brushing up on their English accents before the game too.
Ahead of the club's pre-season game against Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls this coming Saturday, Arsenal have had their players bone up on their "New Yoick" accents to help them blend in during their Stateside trip with decidedly mixed results...
Ah, the 2014 World Cup. It was a good'n, wasn't it? Remember when Robin van Persie decapitated Louis van Gaal? Or when Arturo Vidal planted a hunting knife in Charles Aranguiz's cranium? Remember how we all laughed when Steven Gerrard had to move that baby out of the way so he could take a corner?
------------ The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country's top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield.
Smoother than Des Lynam's velvet codpiece, here's Dimitar Berbatov tucking away a lovely acrobatic volley for Monaco during their recent pre-season jolly against Atletico Junior while barely being arsed...