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Peter Crouch (Stoke City) V Manchester City

(It’s a click-through link, unfortunately, people).

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On BBC Football Focus this lunchtime, Noel Gallagher coaxed Manchester City’s talented firebrand Mario Balotelli out from the shadows and into the studio for a rare interview.  It’s a great piece of television because the charisma of either of these two is enough to fill a stadium in their own right.  Balotelli has been on the end of some hysterical rumours in the last year or so, and Gallagher looks to put some of them to rest in this piece.  Mario is a fantastic talent at only 21 years old, and it’s refreshing to see a footballer act in a more impulsive and a less media-trained way – even if it does cause Roberto Mancini the occasional headache.

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Whilst many are highlighting the fact that comparatively little money has changed hands in the EPL this January, I thought it’d still be a good idea to post some videos covering a few of the bigger moves – there is an interesting selection of players who are embarking on the next chapter of their careers after moving clubs in this window.

The Youngsters:

Two notable highlights of the transfer window come in the form of the highly controversial 18 year old Ravel Morrison – his three and a half year deal at West Ham coming off the back of Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson seemingly losing patience with him at Old Trafford.  Morrison was highly rated at United – and despite only having a matter of minutes of game time to his name in the first-team, the majority of the United faithful are desperately sad to hear of his departure (attitude/disciplinary problems have followed Morrison over the years).  Only time will tell whether some time out of Manchester in the care of Sam Allardyce will save this talented midfielder.

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