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What A Difference A Day Makes

Since the transfer market was slammed shut, Manchester City is being linked with every Tom, Dick and Harry possible.

A little over two years ago, I was excited over the signings of Emile Mpenza, Kiki Musampa, Robbie Fowler and John Macken. Most of these players put the work in, and delivered something, but they were never going to get Man City solidly inside the top 6. As time past, Anelka, McManaman and others joined City but failed to live up to the flair of their reputation. Man City needed investment in a bid to step out of the shadow of their Manchester neighbours.

1st of September 2008. The day City knew they could challenge at the very top. Forget Mpenza, Anelka, and Fowler, City where putting bids in for Villa, Gomez, Torres, and Robinho, who did make the move to Eastlands. What a difference a day makes.

What makes me laugh about the takeover impending on City, is the fact every person and organisation in the football world, wants their two pennies worth. Robinho`s move shocked the world, but particularly the great Pele. He could not wait to get stuck in and slate Robinho`s Decision. Sir Alex and Scolari also seem to want to stick their nose in, which I believe to be out of jealousy.

The only opinion I am interested in however, is the opinion of the players. Kaka, Van Persie, Fabregas, Gomez, Buffon, and other world-class players, have all said something about City and their new found wealth. The word is spreading, and I would not be surprised to hear other players or managers talking about City.

We are the team to be right now.




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Date:Saturday September 13 2008

Time: 12:19PM

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Taggart has been giving it the big one about liddle ciddy. Perhaps he should have spent more time preparing his team for Liverpool.
Johnny Baguette
1-3 to Chelski and they gave our young side a lesson in what's required, staying compact, unpanicked by the early goal and euphoria. Our Full backs were out of the game and we gave them too much time in midfield. Our attacking play was often sensational and when these lads get to know each other we'll be giving many sides a drubbing. Exciting times to come!
Johnny Baguette
Kaka, Van Persie, Fabregas, Gomez, Buffon--yeah, they're talking about Man City. Well, ok, only not in the way you mean, save for maybe Gomez, who wants out of Stuttgart. Being a Chelsea supporter, I wish Man City well. You'll need not only to spend but to do it wisely, on the right talent. Robinho will be very good for you but you've still got a long way to go.
RadioactiveD
Think you've been reading too many tabloid comments from Dr Fahim, the deal broker who got over excited and has been silenced. Many have. We'll aim for a team built around our Academy lads as the rags have done which is to Sir Taggarts credit. That was a promising City performance. It's taken oil tankers of money and a number of years for Chelsea to reach this level and when Lampard, Terry and the Coles get older, you'll have no more young Englishmen to come through judging by the foreign Youth team Kenyon and co have bought, so you'll have to buy British from your rivals who will be unlikely to sell. Clearly all is not well there having seen Terry and Cech almost come to blows following the Clarke situation. The future is ours.
Johnny Baguette
Is it? Well, rather than debate what we can't predict with any certainty, I'll simply wish you all well. Chelsea supporters aren't fretting over Man City any time soon, that much I can promise you.
RadioactiveD
Frankly, I wouldn't have wanted to see Cech and JT smiling and joking about the goal. They are winners, that is all. Good luck to you, I do mean that but I think this slight reality check will do you no harm. Handled properly, this money acan make Citeh a force in world football. BUT, it will not happen overnight and there are no guarantees that it will happen at all. Biggest team in Manchester, that's the first aim, so just hang on and enjoy the ride!
SpanishBlue
 

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