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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.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 15 2008

Time: 7:36PM

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Will he really fancy Manchester and all that rain?
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15/07/2008 20:13:00

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???
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15/07/2008 21:13:00

it's a gamble no matter how you look at it, were he to come. and the supposed wages are crazy.
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15/07/2008 21:19:00

He is probably waiting to see our result on Thursday !!!
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15/07/2008 21:27:00

looks as if he officially is going to milan. look at it this way, you'll save loads of money.
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15/07/2008 22:58:00

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
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15/07/2008 23:53:00

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
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16/07/2008 05:30:00

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.
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16/07/2008 06:48:00

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
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16/07/2008 07:54:00

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.
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16/07/2008 08:43:00

I have to admit BL goofy has made us look stupid we bid a higher amount and still he goes to ac realy confusses me on the behalf of barca cause they clearly accepted both offers even thou ares was higher but i am alot a bit happy he didnt come to us we can sign better and younger at a cheaper price
dunne deal
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16/07/2008 10:05:00

As I said DD, it would have been a bonus, but Sparkys priorities must be to get a Keeper, A did Hamann replacement,and a right winger, who can cross a ball. agree Alphie, I don't think that Goofy would have been in Sparkys plans, he is an individual who shows off his skills, not a team player. Sparkys sides have not contained stars, they have been full of team players and have emerged as stars.
Buzz Lightyear
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16/07/2008 12:27:00

Shame I would have liked to see Ronnie in the prem.
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16/07/2008 13:38:00

Worth a shout & it would have been a real coup had you got him.
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16/07/2008 14:56:00

he would of being good for getting good players but that is all realy but as i said b4 i am happy we didint sign him
dunne deal
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16/07/2008 17:11:00

I don't know how it all works,but it seems clear to me that you lot have been used by either Goofy and his brother(his agent) or Barca to manufacture him a move to Milan.Your better off without him I think.
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16/07/2008 18:10:00

Richard Dunne's comments on tv - "It's not really a disappointment" could easily be interpreted as "Thank God he's not come!" Get the feeling team morale would have suffered if he'd signed. Now lets move on!!!!!!!
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16/07/2008 19:52:00

i would say some of the players would of leaving cause all the attention would be on him for the season while the other players wouldn get a look at
dunne deal
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17/07/2008 09:32:00

Dream's dream's dream's....
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19/07/2008 18:17:00

Yeah, cheers!!
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19/07/2008 18:32:00


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