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72 Hours & Counting

Every Manchester City supporter in the land is well aware of the Ronaldinho bid and that the club are battling it out with Milan for his signature. Fans are also aware that Ronnie will make his final decision within 72 hours.

Nothing new there I hear you scream, nevertheless while we City fans sit around and twiddle our thumbs has anyone heard of the 72-hour-rule?

No, then perhaps I should put everyone out of their misery!

72 Hour Rule

It implies that the longer you postpone something the less likely it is that you'll actually do it. In other words, when you postpone something for longer than 72 hours, you usually found enough excuses to not do it.

Really, it works that way. Sort of a rule of the universe or something - at least you will probably find that it has held true for you in the past.

Think about it. You've decided to do something, maybe replace that broken gate in the garden. You write it on a piece of paper and stick it with a magnet on the fridge where you can see it every day. And you do see it every day.

But do you get out there and replace the gate? No. In fact, that little piece of paper stays there on the door to the fridge for 4 days. It becomes second nature to see the paper there, so second nature that you don't even 'see' it anymore, if you know what I mean.

Do you really know what I mean? Nah, however all I ask is that you read the 72-hour-rule again, add Goofy to the equation and see if this time, it makes a little more sense.



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Writer:Tudor
Date:Tuesday July 15 2008
Time: 7:36PM

Comments

0
Will he really fancy Manchester and all that rain?
merlin
15/07/2008 20:13:00
0
If he got his finger out and signed for us, he could be playing in the Faroe Islands on Thursday. What more incentive does the guy need???
oliverblue
15/07/2008 21:13:00
0
it's a gamble no matter how you look at it, were he to come. and the supposed wages are crazy.
RadioactiveD
15/07/2008 21:19:00
0
He is probably waiting to see our result on Thursday !!!
alphieblues
15/07/2008 21:27:00
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looks as if he officially is going to milan. look at it this way, you'll save loads of money.
RadioactiveD
15/07/2008 22:58:00
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Hope he signs for you fellas as I've love to see him in the prem... just hope he lives up to the billing if he does.. it'll cost you a lot of dosh if he signs then doesn't perform
Chix
15/07/2008 23:53:00
0
He even lied about the 72 hours, his agent gave both clubs a letter saying he will join them, brilliant. It would have been a bonus for us and if we do have that £22.5m to spend, we can now get on with strengthening the squad and let Goofy show us what we missed out on with Milan.
Buzz Lightyear
16/07/2008 05:30:00
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Goofy is expected to sign today (Wednesday 16 July) for AC Milan. Hey-ho, at least City pulled out all the stops, but even that wasn't enough. Now to look forward to signing some young and up and coming talent.
Tudor
16/07/2008 06:48:00
0
What has this transfer saga done for Manchester City's reputation, well to be honest, it has all been a slight embarrassment for City, because from the outset, I never actually believed that he would sign for us anyway.Sparky has to build a team that will consistently win games home and away against those teams who find themselves lower down the league. What we don't want to happen again this season is 6 and 8 goals against in the same game.
Buzz Lightyear
16/07/2008 07:54:00
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One thing in MH's favour is that he knows that the money is there and he can pursue his choice of players at whatever cost.
alphieblues
16/07/2008 08:43:00
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