Arsenal Move For Van Der Vaart?

For the past few days it seems that one of the hottest transfer rumours has been the possible movement of unsettled midfield maestro Rafael Van Der Vaart from Spanish giants Real Madrid to Arsenal and it seems likely that Arsene Wnger will swoop in to sign him.

According to the News of the World, the former Hamburg and Ajax star is desperate to leave Spain and is ready to revive his career in the Premier League. Van der Vaart has found his chances limited at the Bernabeu following the acquisition of Brazilian midfielder Kaka.

And after falling out of favour with Los Galacticos coach Manuel Pellegrini, the 26-year-old has started on just three occasions in La Liga this season.

The Dutchman is eager to gain regular first-team action before representing his country in next summer’s World Cup, and is reportedly willing to accept a pay-cut in order to earn a move to North London. Do we need more shooting power? Yes we do!

End Of The Year Plans

Have any of you planned out how you are going to spend the Christmas break / New Year’s? I think I can take a 3 day weekend (with the 25th being a Friday and then an off on Saturday & Sunday) so I guess I’m open to suggestions from people who want to meet up.

I’m certainly hoping to get some long hours drinking coffee in a coffeeshop and relaxing with a good novel during this time. Seems like the only way that I can unwind these days. Maybe some drinking with Anil & Madhu could be on the cards but Since Anil is a Christian he will be spending a lot of time with his family during this time. And maybe Madhu might have the usual husband duties of visiting the wife’s relatives during the holidays.

That leaves me with New Year’s – I hope that I get to be part of a party this 31st Dec and not sit at home like I did the last one. Oh wait – that was because my mood was screwed due to an issue at work.