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S.O.S: Save Our Sven

This one goes out to not only City fans, but football fans everywhere. Save Our Sven...

He may not have been an unqualified success at international level, but at club record his team building skills and record are superb. His blend of Manchester City Academy graduates and young international signings holds much promise for City's future if allowed to continue it's development.

Not only that, but Sven's style and dignity at post match interviews have given football fans throughout the land respite from managers who selectively see incidents or refuse to talk to the media.

Many fans from City and other clubs have voiced their concerns repeatedly at the way top flight English Football is going and the current handling of Manchester City gives further cause for concern.

The least Svennis deserves is a chance to show us what he can achieve after a full close season in charge at MCFC.

If you agree, then please give your support to the Sven petition.

The Save Sven-Goran Eriksson from the sack Petition to Manchester City Football Club was created by Manchester City season ticket holders and written by Steven McInerney.

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 30 2008

Time: 12:12AM

Your Comments

Henry Winter at The Torygraph tells it like it is...
Johnny Baguette
This is ridiculous that he wants to get rid of Sven. My name is there :)
Nah couldn't give a rats about Sven or Citeh.
TergelHauge...It could happen to to your club within the next three years...Yeh not even the Gooners are bomb-proof.
i think no club is bomb proof whats happening with us could happen to any club in the nation but its just unfortunate that it has happened to us
dunne deal
It's a tragic state of affairs all told. It's a state of the football nation issue now.
Johnny Baguette
Some straw clutching positivity from Betting Zone: "Following confirmation from Thaksin Shinawatra's son that Sven Goran Eriksson will lead Manchester City on an end-of-season tour to Asia next month, Sky Bet have cut the Swede's odds of still being at the helm for the opening game of next season from 7/2 to 2/1 (4/11 not to be)....Sky Bet's Helen Jacob said: "With conflicting stories now emanating from Eastlands and overwhelming support from the fans, Sven's future does not look as bleak as it did earlier in the week."
Johnny Baguette
If Thaksin thinks that any manager could break the domination of the biggest clubs in only a year, for only 30 odd million - he's insane. It takes time and investment. From where you were last season, this is a good position. And come on - surely doing the double over United is as good as getting into Europe... :P
that is very true tloz we have done pretty well its just clearly obvious that sinawatr doesnt no the game that well at all. i would of saying we would be in europe at the end of next season but things are crossing trough my mind at the moment about this
dunne deal
Well, L of Z, some Blues have said they'd rather have lost to the rags and made Europe. Not me, it was priceless. But you are right, the foundations are there, the main hard work done. Sure our season fizzled out in frustration, but Thaksin is risking a hell of a lot right now. Could he change the habit of a lifetime and review his decision?
Johnny Baguette
The petition has now totalled 5000+ supporters inside 24 hours.
Johnny Baguette
thaksin needs o get a life! seriously! or maybe just watch the premiership for a couple of seasons... too expect champions league football is simply ludicrous, laughable, and generally proof that the guy had probably neveer heard of the premiership before buying man city (who he probably also never heard of). Not getting europe, is the reality that a lot of teams are looking at too. With just 3 (+1) places in europe, and everton, spurs, westham, blackburn, newcastle, pompey, and aston villa, all competing, only half were ever going to make it. and you started with the worst squad at the start of it all, with less time to buy players, and didnt really spend much more than pompey, west ham, spurs (and maybe newcastle - i cant remember). ludicrous!
well JB seriously wat do you feel about this cos it has realy annoyed me and sinawatra is a donkey and doesnt no what he is doing. He should hire someone who does no the game
dunne deal
He's already running out of managerial options dd. (see my post below). Terrible PR and it's headless chickens all around Eastlands. Wardle, Bodek, Mackintosh and co must be called to account. They are not getting out of this so easy by a back door exit. They have failed to convey the fans feelings to date and if we nosedive they have to take some responsibility. All eyes on Bangkok for an overdue public statement from the Chairman. Not just confused ramblings from his son.
Johnny Baguette
Gobsmacked when i heard. Tell that we oriental guy he to act as a Director not a Dictator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What a NUMBSKULL........
We are looking towards him and the club for a statement quietman. Surely he can see the damage done already to City's reputation. A reputation that had begun to earn respect this season.
Johnny Baguette
I competely agree with you JB, this is so embarrassing, SGE knows that the squad needs strengthening and lets give him time to build a team. I am sure that if the results had been spread throughout the season and we had enbede up in the same position we would not be having this discussion. It is purley because of recent results that has caused this. If there is a better manager out there at this moment, he will certainly want to manage a team that is already in Europe next season. I just don't understand it, unless Frank has done the dirty deed and already signed someone to take over.
Buzz Lightyear
I have of course signed the petition, but I don't think it will make a difference, we get so many differing reports coming out of City, Frank does not intend to spend big money this summer but will the season after. WTF does that mean?
Buzz Lightyear
sinawatra should of offered him a 3 year deal if he was just going to mess him about like this cos its realy unfair on sven and its making us the fans look realy bad cos of when sinawatra signed the club we were over the moon now i think i personally wished he didnt
dunne deal
I think you echo the sentiments of loads of us lads. dd, Sven actually is on a 3 year contract as part of his so called 3 year plan. Changing manager surely wrecks that progress unless he spends mega millions which as you point out Buzz, he says he won't spend.
Johnny Baguette
The online SOS petition is now approaching 8000 after a couple of days. You will also be sure Buzz as an experienced Blue that crossed and furious City fans have a history of making their opinions very clear in more ways than one.
Johnny Baguette
How on earth is any manager going to build a team with that MADMAN breathing down your neck.. Crazy..... The quicker they jail him in his homeland the better.....Throw away the key too.
Hi, there, im an arsenall fan for life, but i reckon sven has given you guys your best season in decades. so if that thai ***** were about to kick him out, you guys should take it to the street, because if he does, he clearly does not now what he is doing.

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