The kids do okay but the gulf in quality between the best and the worst in the squad was pretty clear.
Welbeck and Sturridge looked frustrated with the lack of support until Lansbury came on and joined up the play a bit more. The Ukrainians looked tidy, caused problems at the back for our boys and were very organised in closing us down and restricting us to shots from distance. Nil nil was a very fair score.
Nolan leaves Newcastle with Barton tweeting that him, Jonas and Jose Enrique are out next.
Keeping the wage bill affordable and looking at bringing in bargains with potential from abroad is admirable but not at the expense of selling off the core of your survival squad in the first summer back up.
Liverpool in a £22mil swoop for our left side.
£22mil is the figure of the day because Spurs have turned that down for Modric. They should hold out for £30m easy.
Maxi wants out of Liverpool now he's remembered how to play football.
Nasri and Cesc now want to stay at Arsenal - does this mean Wenger has promised to buy a defence?
Kaka to Inter?
Sneijder to Utd back on?
Dzeko to Real Madrid?
Adebayor to Blackburn?
Alex could go to Bayern Munich
Alex Sanchez is the new Messi according to someone (probably his agent)
Everyone hates Alex McLeish
Liverpool's new away colours look like a packet of mints
and here is a list of all the players released by Premier League clubs this year. Some good names in there...