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Torino welcomes cash crazy Cloughy

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Torino FC have recently welcomed free spending English manager Cloughy to the Stadio Olympic di Torino and there has been a whirlwind of transfer activity ever since. Clough has signed 31 players to a total value of 432m PENce so far, selling a further 29 for 373.5m PENce. Has the free spending tactics paid off? Well so far, Torino are sitting pretty at the top of Division 2, however this may be a false representation with Reading and FC Seoul sitting pretty with games in hand. After adapting to the league Cloughy has told reporters there are stern tests to come, but he believes they can mount a serious challenge for the prestigious Division 2 title. What the team looks like by the end of the season all depends on their success!

Star signings Elequim Mangala and Koke have been and gone after failing to have the desired impact, with the most recent superstar, Lucas Moura fearing the chopping block after just one game, weighing in at a hefty transfer value of 53m PENce. A massive impact is expected of the young Brazilian but only time will tell if he is given that opportunity. Unsung hero of the team is the only player to remain at the club that wasn’t signed by Clough, Joel Ward. Ward, a 26 year old Englishman has been the only ever-present so far in Torino’s starting 11, a feat belying his modest attributes as he has kept several challengers at bay with the vast amount of new signings.

With Guilavogui signing from Claremont Foot a few days ago the stern Torino defence will be looking to come back from their 4-1 defeat against the French team, to restore their record of conceding less than a goal a game (4 in 7). The giant Frenchman is a human wrecking machine, with the only surprise being that Arsene Wenger didn’t sign him first and ask him if he can call him Patrick.


With six different scorers so far for the club (two having already moved onto pastures new) threats are all over the park. Current active top scorer Teo is on 3 in 7 games, with Puch on 2 in 2.

Further reports to come on Torino as the season progresses.

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