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Thaksin Shinawatra, You Are Out Of Touch With Us

97% of MCFC Vital's visitors polled today agree that Thaksin Shinawatra and his advisors are out of touch with us...

A damning verdict reflected right across the worldwide web and around SportCity upon the City owner and Chairman's shabby treatment of Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The League Managers Association tonight announced in a statement that it 'is deeply concerned about the circumstances surrounding the possible departure of Sven Goran Eriksson from Manchester City FC...'

'... We feel the current situation reflects a growing trend of football club owners having unrealistic expectations and not giving managers sufficient support and time in the role. Such short-termism is destabilising to the club, its players and its fans and is not the way to develop success on the field.'

Stability clearly does not come into the thinking of Manchester City's owner despite the three year plan he sweet talks us all with and he obviously demands instant success from a manager he installed less than four weeks before the start of this season with City's squad in tatters.

By coincidence, the man Eriksson inherited the squad from, England's Number 2 and our very own Touchline Jester Stuart Pearce had lunch with The Iceman at Carrington today.

Das Daily Mail reports that the men who brought Thaksin to City, Messrs Wardle and Mackintosh, no doubt aware of the tsunami of City fans disgusted backlash building in Manchester were in London yesterday desperately trying to get the Chairman to change his mind.

Mackintosh is alledged to be considering resigning his position and our Captain Richard Dunne might now accept the overtures from Mad Kev at Newcastle. And here lies the key to possible MCFC implosion if Thaksin goes through with this sacking.

What will be the effect upon our coveted young stars and the backbone of the squad Sven has been building and whom he has put so much faith in? Hart, Onouha, Johnson, Ireland and Richards amongst others? Will they too be prepared to get out of what could become Dodge City?

Finally and more immediately, surely no top international gaffer with the right credentials would touch MCFC with a bargepole following this fiasco.

Were he to have watched a tired looking yet resolutely dignified Sven on MCFCTV.COM today, he would have sensed straight away the City manager's absolute disappointment.

Surely Svennis warrants at the very least a second season in charge of The Blues.

In an attempt to get someone at the club to listen to the fans, please give your support to the on line Save Sven Petition:

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 29 2008

Time: 10:26PM

Your Comments Sign the petition people! Can someone make this a proper annoucement please? Get people signing it x
Already announced in last article twosips but I'll add it again to this one. I understand that City's "General inquiries" email address has been getting a hammering. There is more than just a manager's sacking at stake here. It's what's to follow...
Johnny Baguette
absolutely incredible, i cannot believe that sven is coming under this pressure - the fella clearl doesnt know 'enough' about football if he is prepared to boot sven into touch this soon - if he does you will be hard pushed to find someone better who will be willing to take over, you would probably end up with some mercenary, more interested in the cash than the club... you'll lose loads of your top players, many of your young ones and will then again be left with mainly mercenaries for players, few of which will place for the badge, more for the wedge... i hope for your sake a change of heart is had...
ive signed your petition - i hope that it can help for your sake fellas...
Cheers pompey rug. One of the lads on the Manchester United Evening News comments websites took the initiative in an effort to warn City's owner and his people of the risk they seem hellbent on taking. You are absolutely spot on in your assessment. A number of Blues gave up the ghost when Thaksin took over and I for one stood by Mackintosh and Wardle's judgement such was the parlous state of the club's finances. But 11 months on, it seems only the new Sky money has been spent. Many signings are staged payments outside of the initial buy out and clearance of debt. Thaksin needs to be aware that more of us could hang up our scarves should he persist with the way he is handling Manchester City.
Johnny Baguette
same here...
I really hate clueless people like this being involved in football,never mind owning a club!What was the idiot expecting?Win the league?After the poor season City had last year,Svens come in and been a revelation,pushing through your young players,who have all been excellent for the most part,making great signings(still begrudge you petrov!),getting close to Europe,beating united twice and doing it all with a dignity that most other managers(thats you red nose)can't even dream of.I signed the petition, it was nice to see City putting it up United this season,here's hoping that fan pressure can put this egomaniac in his place and you lot can mix it up again next season.
Cheers CoxintheBox. History dictates (sic) that Thaksin is not for turning. I cast my worse fears about him aside when he took over, ignoring the warning of trusted Blue friends. Will he climb down from his position? Certainly the staff managing the City switchboard seemed to be bricking it today as no doubt our Chief Exec and Vice Chairman will be. It doesn't do well to cross Man City fans and they know it.
Johnny Baguette
he is realy making us look relay bad on sky sports its embarrising what he is doing to us sven is one of the best managers out there and were jsut going to throw him away. What is going trough sinawatras head at this moment
dunne deal
24 hours on since this crisis deepened, dd. Up pops the director and chairman's son Panthongate Shinawatra to announce Svennis will lead the club on the May Asia tour. You are right. This is embarrassing.
Johnny Baguette
Sorry to say it but a petition will mean nothing to him. He will do as he wants.
sinawatra clearly doesnt understanmd the game of football and he needs to get his act together buying a club isnt a game its pretty serious
dunne deal
There'll be more than a petition if he goes through with this L of Z. Furthermore dd, if I was him and inviting the next 50 Thai MP's to Eastlands I wouldn't fancy us all being savaged by furious Blues. Now that would look bad in Bangkok eh? Think on, Doctor.
Johnny Baguette
he needs to take out a manual instruction book and learn about the game and maybe he wont make any more mistakes
dunne deal
who were the 3 percent who said no? getting sven last year was a real coup, as he wanted to prove that he COULD manage in england - (which bhe prooved very well!!!) - i would definatly not expect to get anyone quite so good if he does leave. good luck keepin him!
thanks pompeycarpet lets hope sinawatra can log onto this website and see what the fans think
dunne deal
Options closing on Thaksin with every passing hour. Mourinho will go to Barca. Bilic has signed new croatia deal today and Scolari distancing himself from Manchester City. If Sven decides to do one, we will be up **** creek.
Johnny Baguette
I'm really afraid to express my opinion, But what the Achievements he maket in this season to Anger at his sacking ?!!,I remember with Kegin we had make agood rusult with few Budget which go half for baying a goalkeeper Schmeichel,Simon & David James, and about Eriksson what he do to the National team in 5 years & after that he stay one year not work !! In this season he contract with 10 new player and did not achieve anything , I think if we had bring a worst coach in the world he will achieved better results if he had the same possibilities,>> sorry guys but this my opinion .
city 81
City 81, you have to remember that everyone had a head start on Sven to get some players in and he did well with what he had to spend and what players he bought. He didn't realise that in January that it was harder to get what players he wanted without having to pay over the odds money. The other thing that struck me was that SGE was not Franks first choice, and because of the delay in gaining the amount of shares he required meant that the people he had in mind to manage City were not available and the only SGE was. I like SGE and he is the best manger since Joe Mercer, a gentleman infact and a credit to City. It takes time to build a team and he should be given that chance, HOWEVER, we have all moaned about his or City's ability to play any other formation than 451 and we were desparate for a wide right man, which should have been the priority not a striker, because you can only score goals if you get the right service into your front men, this is what we failed to do and I think SGE will pay for it.
Buzz Lightyear
i do not no whoe else there is to sign for management that would be better than sven. There is not alot of managers out there as good as sven he has alot of exsperience in management
dunne deal
Just shows the danger of some of these new 'big' investors. Hopefully he'll soon find out the fans do not take kindly to being ignored!
The Fear
I honestly fear (sic) that it is going to kick right off over this issue The fear. Too much is at stake.
Johnny Baguette

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