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Twelve Months At Man City - Thaksin Shinawatra

Twelve Months At Man City - Thaksin Shinawatra

June 2007 saw bank accounts belonging to Thailand's billionaire former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, frozen.

Shinawatra was suspected to have been heavily involved in corruption during his spell as PM and bank accounts thought to be holding in the region of £830million were frozen.

Nevertheless, on 6th July 2007 the BBC reported the 58-year-old had completed the takeover of Manchester City after leading shareholders, including board members, former chairman Francis Lee and BSkyB all agreed to sell their shares to Mr Thaksin, for a sum, estimated to be £82m

June 2008

Reports in the press suggest Frank is keen on the idea of changing the clubs crest to something that would remind him of home.

According to the Sunday Mirror, an elephant or even a mythical half-bird half-human garuda could replace City's golden eagles, which are both national symbols in Thailand.

Designers have already been drafted in and if all goes well, a new crest could be unveiled before the end of the year.

'No one can believe that a chairman can just come in and change our badge,' said a Man City source. 'What about the club's tradition? The fans aren't going to like this one bit. Just because somebody owns the club does not give them the right to come in and change everything.'

The unnamed source finished off by saying...

'Who knows what the badge will be in the end, but if it's reflecting Shinawatra it could be a Thai man dressed in golf gear singing karaoke. It's ridiculous.'



Writer:Tudor
Date:Sunday June 15 2008
Time: 8:59PM

Comments

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With all the comings and goings in the first twelve months what will the next 12 months bring !!!
alphieblues
15/06/2008 21:43:00
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If he changes the badge I can't get into that a part of me will desert the club. What the hell has Thailand got to do with the history of this club? It's becoming a farce.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
15/06/2008 23:45:00
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He reminds me of Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator, and he's really starting to bust my balls.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
15/06/2008 23:47:00
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It’s alright that he may have different ideas, opinions and might want to change things but he should show respect to the fans who have been here longer and ask the fans. It's like getting a new prime minister that cancels Christmas! He should give us fans a free vote or ask fans for their design ideas, people will be behind him more if he takes our feelings and tradition into account!
mcfcthriller
16/06/2008 12:44:00
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the thing is i betcha we were all thinking ah yes a billionaire taking over the club the thing is do we all feel that way now are we realy happy that he took over or would we of being better of without him
dunne deal
17/06/2008 16:52:00
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