One of the biggest stories in football this week is the way PSG are going to start culling the squad. The Qatari Royals who own the club have been trying to win the Champions League and have assembled a Harlem Globetrotters type squad, but failed yet again. Tuchel was sacked the season before last for failing and Pochetino was drafted in for the last half of the season and he managed to win the French Cup but only managed to come second in the league and the CL was blown by Tuchel and why he got sacked. This season Pochetino won the league, won the cup and got PSG into the Champions League semi final against Real Madrid. Pochetino was there, he had a 3 goal cushion over Madrid with 10 minutes left, but Benzima and Vinicius Jr scored the goals and then scored more to win the match and killed Pochetino’s PSG career too. Madrid obviously went on to win the Champions League against Pep. Poch never had much of a chance though simply because he was never consulted on players, he was just presented with the likes of Messi (who was garbage) hence the new broom. Pochetino goes today and Galtier announced on Monday next week. Where next for Poch? So QSI have started the cull and some serious words from them about no more free rides, players are going to have to leave if we deem they are no longer part of the project. Messi and Naymar could well be binned irrespective of the cost. This is an owner who has lost patience and to that end Louis Campos has been brought in as Director of Football, replacing the legendary Brazilian Leonardo. When you look at the PSG squad just in attack its a who's who of worldy forwards and in the middle of the park too. Midfielders Herrera, Chabral, Dina-Ebmambe, Gharbi, Guye, Michut, Parredes, Perierra, Rafina, Verrati, Weidman and Wijneldum. Forwards (Di Maria already gone) Draxler, Gassamba, Icardi, Kalimuendo, Mbappe, Messi, Nagera, Neymar, Sarabia and Yansane. The above just from forwards and midfield is larger than the Leeds squad without adding in the defenders and the keepers like Donnarumer and Navas The new broom started Tuesday when Xavi Simons thought he had a verbal agreement to sign a lucrative new contract had the deal pulled. Xavi signed for PSV on a free as PSG new management didn't want him. Closer to home its going to be strange facing Man City and Chelsea (if it is them) if indeed our players turn out for them. What sort of reception awaits them at ER. I for one am glad the deals were done early allowing us time to replace them. I also give thanks to them both for their efforts and I understand why they wanted to leave. However I wish they had gone to PSG and Barcelona. Yes they get to have a huge pay rise and play Champions League, but its all a bit seedy really. And the way Deco and Rapha are behaving sums up greedy football stereotypes. Bet Rapha wishes we got relegated now as he would be at Barcelona for £25m already. So why are we being linked to only 3 DMs because to be frank this is the lynchpin position for the whole team and the way we want to play. Lazy journo’s yes talking about Tyler Adams and Mo Camara and even Sander Berge, but come on there are plenty of DMs out there do we really need to shop at Red Bull? Talk of an experienced keeper and Ben Foster mentioned a lot. For me I think we need one, but do we also need someone with top experience as part of the coaching team? Duel role maybe. Looking at the squad so far without including you know who, its not a bad line up of internationals and if you are felt to be good enough at that level then you cant be crap, maybe crap coaching is to blame for some performances, or players out of their preferred positions? Lets also be honest and say this squad of players is a country mile better than the players we have had in the last ten years and indeed cost a lot more. Not long ago we were spending less than a million, then we moved to £1.5m then up to £3m and now nearing £30m which should be beaten in the next few days maybe nearing £40m……not included Cresswell as he is going out on loan. Meslier France U21 Klaesson Norway U21 Kristonsen Denmark Koch Germany Cooper Scotland Dallas Northern Ireland Llorente Spain Firpo Spain U21 Roca Spain U21 Arronson USA Rodrigo Spain James Wales Roberts Wales Gelhardt England U21 Summerville Holland U21 Drameh England U21 Greenwood England U21 Bamford England Klich Poland Still waiting to see who leaves because there are players that stand no chance of playing this season, unless we get massive injuries again. Shackelton going out on loan seems wrong to me, get him sold. Tyler Roberts?