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In our latest online poll, we asked our beleagured Blue brothers and sisters who could realistically work with Dr. Thaksin after a Sven sacking...

...and it's sweary City rocker Liam Gallagher who Blues could see swaggering around Carrington raising two fingers to the alledged control freak Chairman's Limo as he puts the squad through it's paces.

Liam edged out Dr. Thaksin himself for control of team affairs while City's loyal mascot Moonchester rated as highly as the slightly more realistic candidates Sam Allardyce and Frank Sidebottom.

The results in full:

Liam Gallagher 27%

Thaksin Shinawatra 23%

Neil Warnock 8%

Moonchester 8%

Big Fat Sam 8%

Frank Sidebottom 8%

Dick Avocado 2%

Tony Soprano 2%

Little Sammy Lee 2%

Martin Jol 2%

This poll was brought to you by one time management selection supremo John MADdock

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Friday May 16 2008
Time: 8:15AM


Bangkok Post on the crisis:
Johnny Baguette
16/05/2008 08:48:00
i voted liam coz hes a legend
16/05/2008 08:56:00
If the target at the start of the season was a top ten finish, what happened? Svennis did not have that much to spend and I thought he spent it wisely, so what went wrong between him and Frank, did the success at the start of the season make Frank believe we had a top four team, even the fans thought that maybe the case, but it was obvious to the majority of us, that when suspensions and injuries took their toll our squad had no quality in depth and sadly vital players were injured at the wrong times, Johnson and Richards and Elano in particular. Playing Devils Advocate here, but Frank could simply walk away and leave City with massive debts, he is not a city fan as we are, he tried to buy Liverpool and was pictured at Old Trafford with a rags shirt with his name on it. I bet the 8-1 loss to Boro did not hurt anywhere near what we felt. The silence is deafening.
Buzz Lightyear
16/05/2008 09:00:00
well said BL. the stranges thing is its not the 1st time we have conceeded 8 goals which is horrible if you ask me. Has anybody heard anything about the fair play league?
dunne deal
16/05/2008 09:15:00
Nothing doing yet, dd. It's going to be mighty close. Back to Svengate, I am now hearing that Sven kicked up over lack of transfer funding and that's how it all started...
Johnny Baguette
16/05/2008 09:23:00
According to one of the reports I read yesterday, media reports say that Dunneys sending off has not affected the standings, You have to note that we were 8 points infront going into the liverpool match, you don't have to win games to get good points, The team played well in the circs at Liverpool, the City fans were outstanding and chanted for Sven throughout the game. Fulham on the otherhand had two players booked in their game and none at Portsmouth. its one point for a yellow and three for a red, so in the two games on bookings, they gained two points on us. I just cannot see Fulham overtaking us at this point. Even taking in the trouble at Boro, the points for the supporters section is a maximum of 5 which means even if they gave us zilch we would still be a point in front. I understand that the ratification is supposed to be announced today, but don't hold your breath on that, The season started on the downhill slope, following the inane statement from Frank regarding the review at the end off the season. The bone firmly grasped by the sports hacks who have been chewing now for weeks much to their delight.
Buzz Lightyear
16/05/2008 09:49:00
Absolutely, Buzz and they have siezed upon rumours coming out of Thailand that the whole City squad are to be put up for sale by the furious Thai. Doesn't bear thinking about, of course, but I think we can draw a lot of understanding from the Fulham 2-3 er. 50 Thai MP's witnessed that shambles. Toxin was embarrassed and the crisis deepened.
Johnny Baguette
16/05/2008 10:20:00
Anyone for a bit more embarrassment? MUEN: IF City are today confirmed as England's UEFA Cup Fair Play representatives they could face the prospect of not playing on their own ground in the opening round. Either the Blues or Fulham will come into the competition at the first qualifying stage that begins on July 17. That is less than a month after Bon Jovi's final summer concert at Eastlands and leaves a race against to time to re-lay and prepare the pitch. Instead, City will in all probability be left seeking an alternative venue for their `home' leg.
Johnny Baguette
16/05/2008 10:22:00
Micah on Svengate at the Beeb: "We all love him, and would love him to stay but it is out of our hands. We don't know what is going on and it is quite hard to comment because I don't really know. I have not gone to Thailand because of my knee injury, and some of the international players have stayed behind too. I have had a couple of text messages from players who are out there - Kelvin Etuhu and Valeri Bojinov have both been in touch to say they are having a good time and that I have missed out. To lose 8-1 against Middlesbrough on Sunday was a disappointing end to the season for all of us. I was sat on the bench at the Riverside and could not believe it. I was almost crying, I felt so bad. City are my team and something like that hurts me."
Johnny Baguette
16/05/2008 11:21:00
JB. I think the situation at the club got to the players and it has caused them to play that badly.
Buzz Lightyear
16/05/2008 11:45:00
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