BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Nigel De Jong of Manchester City celebrates victory after the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Villa Park on August 12, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
It's Friday and we are just hours from the start of the 2012/13 EPL season. I have some good links for you guys today, from previews to rumours and news.
- Scott Sinclair will refuse to sign a new deal with Swansea
- In a story that should surprise nobody, Adam Johnson talks of his need for first team football
- Dzeko apparantly played through a knee injury in Bosnia's midweek friendly
- The telegraph's Man City 2012/13 preview
- Are Man City stepping up the Daniel De Rossi chase? My God I hope so!
- A small interview on MCFC's always excellent website in which Tevez states his happiness and looks about 10 kilo's lighter.
- RVP signing shows a touch of desperation? So say this opinion piece on the BBC's website. It also has a nice little graph showing RvP's crazy spike in performance over the last 18 months.
- Richards has been ruled out with an ankle injury for up to 10 weeks.
- More on De Rossi. The fee being talked of is £20m plus. He is a great player, but I would be wary of that size of fee for a 29 yo for the same reasons I was wary of paying big money for 29yo van Persie. Dip in performance as age increases and feeling uncomfortable paying those kind of wages to an eventual 34 year old.
- Some of the ESPN pundits give their own 2012/13 season predictions here