We're back. Magic City was magnifico.
What has happened since The CO disappeared into the Peach State? Lots.
All interesting. All paling in comparison to Rooney-gate.
This may well prove to be the development of the year in world football. Let's be real, this is already the development of the year in world football.
So Wayne Rooney wants to depart Manchester. He may leave United as early as January. Clubs which can accommodate the England international's services are at a premium. Among them would be Manchester United, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Barcelona, perhaps a few select others - and, of course, Chelsea. The question, then, comes in two parts:
1. Is Chelsea interested? In a word, yes. Carlo Ancelotti admitted the club would certainly be interested if the striker indeed became available. John Terry and Nicolas Anelka have openly spoken in favor of a move for Rooney as well.
2. Should the club move forward in attempting to acquire Rooney? That, my friends, is an answer I leave up to you.
Here's a short list of Pros/Cons to help with your decision. Feel free to add your own bullets in the comments section.
• Age (24)
• Experience (289 appearances for Manchester United)
• Proven (132 goals for United)
• Team-oriented - at least on the field
• Generally hated by the country (he'll fit right in)
• Wages (upwards of 150K or higher)
• Media attention - not that the club isn't already used to such scrutiny
• More controversy
• Upsetting the apple cart
Me, I'm torn on the idea - again. Yes, I have a hard time making up my mind. Yes, I'm a sally. But, then again, the club isn't paying me to make these decisions - thank goodness.
Anyway. Let me know how you feel on the idea of Rooney moving to London. I don't know about you, but seeing the man in Chelsea blue is bugging me the **** out.