Twas the night before New Years, when all through the house
Not a footballer was stirring, not even James Ward Prowse.
With the window approaching, managers planning with care
Poor performing footballers everywhere, beware.
For transfers are coming, each one thick and fast,
Each day speculation about moves, just like the past.
Players hearts will be broken as they are shown the door,
For clubs add players each year more and more.
The players were restless, down to each one,
But none more so that one poor performing Ashley Young.
Moyes in his wisdom, ready to give United a shake,
In last ditch effort to grab each point he can take
United need to strengthen, upfront and midfield,
With targets galore, which ones can be sealed?
Poor summer transfers have cost Moyes dearly,
His saving grace is the window is more than once yearly.
Over at Spurs, Villas Boas is no longer,
Two bad defeats by clubs who were much stronger.
City hit six whilst Liverpool scored five,
To be honest, Tottenham were lucky to get out alive.
With Levy in charge, a new manager has come,
A Revival of Spurs will please only some
Tim Sherwood arrived to make his return,
His teachings will be quick and his lessons stern
“Now Soldado! Now Erikson! Now Lamela and Defoe!
On Dawson! On Lloris! On Lennon and Sandro!
To the top of the League!, make it quick and make it snappy,
And I will walk away end of season a very happy chappy.
But Sherwood will forget about the challenge of City,
Who top the goals scored league and are sitting pretty.
But goals don’t equal points for Pellegrini’s hot shots,
Finishing in second will count for little or not.
Pellegrini is smart and is on the right path,
Even though he does struggle with the simplest of math.
Champions League Glory is all that he can see,
Beating Barca to get there, ha! as easy as can be.
Down at Sunderland, Poyet is starting to worry,
Bottom of the table, his team’s in a hurry.
To recapture some form, get out of this jam,
Catch up to Palace or at least poor Fulham.
Neighbours Newcastle continue to rise,
Pardew is buzzing, eying the prize.
Playing with style, they are a team to fear,
That is until the return of one nasty Kinnear.
January will be nervous if he gets his way,
Forcing Pardew to wonder whether to stay.
Star players will be sold like Tim Krul and Cabaye,
With no one arriving, the Geordies will cry.
Former boss Big Sam will be hoping to change,
The fortunes of West Ham, which have been somewhat strange.
With Carroll always injured, his team have lacked goals,
Defeats have stacked up; on morale it’s taken its toll.
But eyeing a bargain in the January window,
Rumours suggest a move for Moussa Sow.
Money will be key, to however he can harvest,
Or maybe he will just have to get more from Matt Jarvis.
January will be busy as clubs make their move,
Securing new players as their fans approve.
As the window approaches, clubs will take flight,
“Happy shopping to all, and to all a good fight!”.