So my cousin and I were watching the visit of the Swans last season at The Lane, and given we were close to one of the goals, saw their great lumbering centre forward fairly close up. He was struggling to be fair and my cousin turned to me as we were walking back to the car and commented on Swansea and said "how bad was that Llorente bloke" ......so I said "be careful what you say, one day he might be here. I think I should have put some money on it. Now he's our new striker. It's a funny old game isn't it. On a more serious note, let's take the opportunity to reflect on how the transfer window has turned out for us. The Aurier and Sanchez signings clearly look to have strengthened the squad. If Aurier is as good as some of the reports, if he stays on the right side of the law, he's good business at less than half what we got for Walker. Sanchez is athletic, quick, strong and young. Let us all hope that his acquisition is more to do with wanted to play three at the back and less about being a readymade replacement for Toby. As for other two youngsters, time will tell. Back to Llorente. Part of me sees his acquisition as bring similar to the one where we saw Louis Zaha and Cliff Hill arrive. Whilst the prices paid may have changed, it feels a little déjà vu. Don't get me wrong, you can't ignore the fact that he scored 15 Premier League goals last term, which will be good enough for me if we see the same return on our investment. However, we don't typically play to the strengths of a giant central pivot, so hopefully that signals that Poch is planning to make more use of width and pace, absent so far in the early games. So how do you tell whether the transfer window is a good one or not. Yet again we didn't actually spend any net money, so there is a school of thought that says that statistic on its own might lead one to conclude that the overall strength of the squad is no better. Defensively we should be, up front it is far from what we had hoped for. No creative midfielder to back up Eriksen, no left sided paceman. Looking around at the top teams, apart from the Gooners, I'd say they have all managed to strengthen their squads and with marquee signings, which we clearly can't afford, or don't want to if you're DL. So where does that leave us for the first half of the season. Totally reliant on Kane and Dele goals still, with Llorente in the wings. Janssen should have gone on loan, somewhere, anywhere, to give him game time and to build some confidence. We need Rose back soon and Aurier showing his pace, to exploit the wide open spaces of Wembley. My heart wants me to see another 5-0 against the Swans next week, with Llorente opening his account against his old club. My head feels otherwise. As Greavsie would say, It's a Funny Old Game.