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Sol v Torres, where’s the real Jones and what are we paying clubs for?



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With the January transfer window in full flow new signings have been surprisingly limited to the Premiership.

Amidst the fringe sales of Gary Caldwell’s deal at Wigan and Tomas Pekhart’s exit from White Hart Lane, the arrival of Sol Cambell at Arsenal has come as a surprise to many.

Considering Wengers reluctance to play any player over the age of 22, why would he buy the man who struggled to find his way into a Notts County side? Whether or not the ageing defender can have a genuine impact will unravel over the next few weeks if he does indeed find himself a spot.

Whether it’s a good idea to put the big centre back up against the likes of Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba must surely have come across Wengers mind, does he honestly think he’s still got the power, the mindset, nay the Sol? A poor pun I know but relevant nonetheless.

Elsewhere in the news Steve Bruce claimed that Kenwyne Jones is worth up to £40,000,000 when he’s playing at his best.

The only possibilities that I can think of is that either he’s keeping another Kenwyne Jones locked away somewhere, and Birmingham’s interest has been misconstrued, they are in fact after the better one, not the player that has scored 6 goals in 18 appearances so far this year, and made little other impact.

Or alternatively that inflation has hit the Premier League so hard, that whilst Kenwyne Jones is indeed worth £40,000,000, Wes Browns price has sky rocketed to £65,000,000 also?

The big freeze prevented majority of the premierships games from going ahead at the weekend, whilst I pay £50 a week to go and see Chelsea, if I’m not paying for the under-soil heating that is intended for this one game every year when the temperature drops below zero, what am I paying for? Will the weather prevent games from going ahead this weekend, or will the Premier League return to it’s fascinating form?