Deadline day Drama

Marc FosterContributor ISeptember 3, 2008

Well what a deadline day that was, for sure the big surprise was in the blue half of Manchester as not only did the club get a new owner, they also broke the British transfer record!

City's new owners promise that the club will become the biggest in the world and fans should expect them to be challenging for a top four spot this season.

But is Robinho the type of player who can be a talisman of a team, can he take a game by the scruff and almost win games on his own like Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney, Torres, Gerrard, Lampard, and Drogba?

His reputation is big, but he also has a reputation as bottling it in the big games, and of behaving like a child when things don't go his way.

Liverpool's big business was the capture of Albert Riera. It remains to be seen how he will settle and whether he has the quality needed for Liverpool to mount a serious title challenge this season, but his first game will be a big challenge against main rivals Manchester United.

The big surprise at Liverpool was the sale of Steve Finnan. Will his leaving make way for young local boy Stephen Darby, who looks like he may be ready to make the step up.

Everybody loves a local lad.

I for one am glad that the transfer window has closed. As much as I love the gossip and prospect of new players, I am not looking forward to Man City's new owners making Torres one of their top targets.

I don't think he will leave Liverpool, as I think he feels at home with us, and I don't think he is the Robinho kind to just follow the money.

But do I trust Liverpool's owners to reject a big money move?


As ever, "ynwa".