Date: 10th June 2011 at 7:38am
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Mornin’. This is left field to put it mildly.

The Guardian were running with Arry’s interest in Rio a while back. Tottingham supremo Arry revealed he had made several efforts to land @rioferdy5 but to no avail.

Now since Sir Alex’s audacious Phil Jones swoop the story has come back with avengence. Alan Brazil said yesterday that he believed Arry was very close to getting his man.

I think this would be a historic. It would actually be addressing a football issue head on and finally acknowledging our back four can’t carry on being a revolving door of bit part players.

I’ve banged the drum on this before so I’ll be brief. Van der Sar isn’t the world’s greatest goalie as some might see him as. He’s good, but the defenses in front of him before foreign and domestic are top notch. This is one of the key elements that separates one keeper from another.

A direct consequence of this now looks to be poor old Gomes sloping off with his tail between his legs.

We have got a striker problem and it’s wonderfully exciting imagining how cool a shiny new striker would look running about in the afterglow of scoring goal upon goal, but we’ve a back four problem too.

Let’s hope this happens.