Free agents and Declan Rice risks the wrath of Roy Keane


After safely withstanding the torture of Valentine’s Day, I am back with another edition of TWTWTW.

Aaron Ramsey has followed in the footsteps of compatriot John Charles and officially signed a pre-contract agreement at Juventus, where the former Cardiff City midfielder will earn up to £400k a week. This means that after a couple of weeks of wages, he’d be able to buy the whole of Caerphilly.

Desperate to disseminate anti-Ramsey propaganda to his millions of Twitter followers, Piers Morgan condemned the eulogising of Ramsey that followed the announcement, and still maintains his belief that he is one of the worst ever Arsenal players.

Considering Ramsey ended Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought and is their highest-scoring midfielder of all time, it’s egregious how Piers Morgan and some fans still cannot muster up a single good word to say about him.

Toby Alderweireld. Where did that performance come from? During the surprise 3-0 mauling of Borussia Dortmund, the Tottenham defender channelled his inner Javier Zanetti when his superb pass found the feet of that self-doubting Heung-min Son to send Spurs one up.

He later displayed some unseen natural striker ability by moving excellently out of possession and hit a fine volley into the Dortmund net.

Who needs Harry Kane?

Shkodran Mustafi has had a very deceptive looking career. He has been lucky enough to play for clubs with a huge stature, and win a World Cup (whatever that is). He now has an unwanted record. Because Bate Borisov have only beaten English opposition twice, ten years apart… and Shkodran Mustafi played in both matches.

To contextualise how embarrassing the 1-0 defeat was, BATE’S acronym is Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics. Apparently, Bate Borisov’s players celebrated beating the Gunners by tucking into some Double Whopper meals at 8am. Yep, in Burger King.

Unlike those in Belarus, the revelation that KFC and McDonalds could be running low on products if there is a no-deal Brexit means more British footballers will be taking snaps of themselves enjoying expensive whopper meals at Burger King.

Bloody Brexit strikes again. It appears that getting Declan Rice from Ireland is the only successful trade deal the UK are going to get with the EU.

PSG became the first side to inflict defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United, when they won 2-0 at Old Trafford. French wonderkid and all-around nice guy Kylian Mbappe did us all a solid when the quality of his performance finally put an end to the silly comparisons between him and Marcus Rashford.

The night only exacerbated towards the end when Paul Pogba was sent off, forcing him to walk #Pogback down the tunnel.

No Pogba, two away goals down and Edinson Cavani likely to return for PSG, good luck in the second leg, Ole. I just hope you kept the receipt for Marouane Fellaini.

Once a transfer window shuts, that is it for some people. However, we tend to forget that there are always free agents looking for a club. And last week,  emerged my favourite transfer story of the year when Ravel Morrison (remember him) joined Swedish club Ostersunds FK.

Very quickly, that was surpassed when Jordon Mutch joined South Korean minnows Gyeongnam FC. My heart bleeds for him. He was by far our (Cardiff City’s) best player during our previous Premier League season.

Have a great weekend everyone.