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New Owners To Receive Premier League Thumbs Up

New Owners To Receive Premier League Thumbs Up

Manchester City new owners Dhabi United Group (ADUG) expect Premier League clearance so they can buy the club outright, within hours.

Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim the 31-year-old behind the adventure has to wait for the due diligence test, otherwise known as the 'fit and proper person' check before the final piece of the jigsaw can be rubber-stamped. Other than that, City fans waking up this morning can think of their beloved club not just as a rich club but as the wealthiest club in the world.

Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim

Talking to the reputable and leading newspaper, Arabian Business, Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim explained that the consortium had dotted the 'I's' and crossed the 'T's', however it was up the EPL's governing body to sanction the takeover.

'It is really about formalities. It is more about securing approval from the authorities in England, such as the Premier League.'

'I don't foresee any problems with the club itself. I need to check my diary and come over to England as soon as possible so I can meet people from the Premier League.'

'We are very happy to become the new owners of Manchester City, one of the oldest clubs in England.'

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Date:Tuesday September 2 2008
Time: 9:05AM


Like they were ever going to say no!
02/09/2008 09:21:00
Exactly, storage. Another tanker load of dosh lapped up by the FA.
Johnny Baguette
02/09/2008 09:24:00
So now you're the new Chelsea, enjoy all the new found hatred that is pointlessly going to come your way, esp from anyone who wears red
02/09/2008 09:31:00
No I hope that we are still the old lovable Manchester City and no longer have to look acoss to Stretford(just outside Manchester) and wish we had money.
Buzz Lightyear
02/09/2008 09:47:00
Remains to be seen how deep that hatred goes. Our side will continue to operate until Christmas at least with a backbone of MCFC Academy graduates. The vast majority of City fans will be holding out for the club to maintain it's links with grass roots football and the schools that bring in the young talent that has saved our club down the years. Hughes' purchases this summer have maintained the young international theme originated by Sven and he has continued to mix homegrown talent with those players. I for one would not welcome an influx of an entire team of superstars.
Johnny Baguette
02/09/2008 09:48:00
Will still be happy with a top 10 finish. Makes a change to wondering each year if you might get relegated. I mean next season we might be saying can we win it. To all city fans we have all just won the football lottery, but remember catching United will take a bit longer.
Buzz Lightyear
02/09/2008 09:51:00
Let's not forget our history of "Typical City" of course...I'm not sure that the sudden infusion of cash will make our wavering between good and bad go away quite yet ;) With a team reknowned for inconsistent performance, we may still have a (fairly) lengthy wait before we truly do threaten the Big Four. Still, I believe it'll be fun to watch it all happen. I agree with Buzz, even if we add some real stunners in the winter transfer window, I'll be happy with a top 8 finish, 8th being about my prediction for the season as of Hughes signing.
02/09/2008 10:20:00
why would you call us Chelski still? there needs to be name for you now, how about....Mohammedchester city?? ok its not perfect lol
02/09/2008 10:43:00
Chelski will always be Chelski as long as the oligarch does the funding. We were Cithai, but that's gone. Middle Eastlands stadium sorted, but name wise, someone in town will come up with something. very soon.
Johnny Baguette
02/09/2008 11:19:00
Good luck to you boys. Us Chelsea fans know better than most just how exciting a time this is and I don't begrudge you at all. Make the most of it though. If you start to win stuff, the knives will be out - all this money's bad for football remember, destroying the game - my *rse - just enjoy it while you can I say! And if you could just delay your renaissance until after the next Prem game, would appreciate that. After all, for the moment we are still more likely than you to take the Title back from ManYoo so a helping hand wouldn't go amiss!!!
02/09/2008 12:44:00
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