Hi there Mike, nice to see you back at OTM
I agree with you on most of your thoughts, but I believe Cristiano Ronaldo was right to snub Real Madrid and stay at Manchester United. You can only see what happened to Beckham after he left United. He was not any good at Real, only sold shirts for the club.
I agree with you that Valencia can be strong in La Liga this season, will be exciting to follow this team with so many star players they have managed to bring up. Bad with the injury David Silva suffered this week. I believe Real madrid can find it though to win this season.
Robinho to Man City was a good move. He had to leave Real after the comments he made about wanting to leave the club and so on.. And Chelsea had all summer, but did not manage to price him away from Spain. And now I see Peter Kanyon at Chelsea saying that Robinho is not worth the money, eventough City just bid 1 or 2 million pounds more than they did. That is just plain stupidity.
I believe Robbie Keane at Liverpool will be a big floop!! He was wrong to leave Spurs. Liverpool is not the right club for him and you can see that from his first matches this season, as he have not scored for the club so far. I believe Benitez wanted to bring Keane in order to have one big striker (Torres) and one small (keane). But I do not believe the pair will work well together.
I believe Berbatov will manage to be great at United. He is just the player they are missing. A big strong striker, as both Rooney and Tevez are a bit small. If he can show some of the skills he did at Spurs, he will be a great signing for United. Will also be interesting to see united's angolan signing, if he can manage to get a couple of matches up front for the club. He was very good at the African championship, and could prove a briliant signing.
I agree with you on Deco. There is a reason why Barcelona sold him so cheap to Chelsea. He just is not that good!