Friday, September 01, 2006

Let's All Go to Funderland

New Sunderland manager Roy Keane has gone mad altogether on the last day of the transfer window, signing his former Man U team-mate Dwight Yorke, Celtic pair Ross Wallace and Stanislav Varga, and a trio of Irishmen Liam Miller, Graham Kavanagh and David Connolly. Sunderland is being retransformed into a home-from-home from the Irish, though I would prefer them to decide to stay in the Premiership long-term if this is going to be the case. Steve Staunton is, of course, none too happy that four of his players - Kavanagh, Miller, Kevin Kilbane and Jonathan Douglas - had to leave the Ireland training camp two days before the Euro opener against Germany in order to change club. That will happen when players cannot hold down regular first-team places though.