Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday September 25 2008
Sir Alex Taggart and Arsehole Whinger are devoting plenty of their time to one subject in their interviews and press conferences. It's Manchester City...
Taggart and Whinger are obviously deeply rattled by recent developments at Eastlands. So much so that they are droaning out soundbytes about The Blues on a weekly basis. The fact that they devote so much time to us is hilarious enough in itself, but it's the absolute ignorance within their moans that are the most stunning.
Sir Bacon Chops has clearly been frustrated by the calm outlook of Khaldoon Al Mubarak, City's new Chairman who backed by our owner Sheikh Mansour has made it clear that City's future will be youth based with heavy focus on the brilliant MCFC Academy. The intent is to build a team steadily. These carefully co-ordianted statements dismissed the media hysteria that had City buying 18 superstars etc ad nauseam.
So, right on the back of our by now traditional League cup exit to lower league opposition, up pops Taggart in an attempt to get the hacks stoked up and drooling over City's wealth again. He's certainly succeeded when you read the lazy rag biased copy being pumped out of 'The Street of Shame*' today.
Reading some of the drivel, you'd be forgiven for thinking Brighton didn't beat a team including the hapless likes of Felipe Caicedo and Michael Ball, but a team of galacticos.
'It's all very well having all the money but you can't buy everyone. It was proved in the summer. There are no guarantees. You can buy 11 individuals - you can buy 11 Robinhos but it wouldn't be a team would it?
'The art of management is building a team with balance, with certain characteristics that blend with each other - that's the most important thing.'
- Has somebody read him the Sheikh's open letter to City's fans?? He rambles on..
'Mark Hughes will be faced with that situation having all this money and wondering what to do with it, and that can put you under a bit of additional pressure.'
- Dear oh dear. Anyone would think the rags are paupers, even though massively in debt!
Then there's Arsenal's Whinger. He's even gone to the lengths of addressing Arsenal's official magazine over Manchester City on the back of his dreary interviews about City tapping up players they haven't even tapped up:
'I don't know why these people are in there. It doesn't look like they are there to make money, so if they are not there to make money out of football then are they buying it out of love? 'Well, I'm not sure these people are supporters of Manchester City from a young age, so then comes a further question - why are they doing it? Why have they bought the club? - and I can't find a rational answer.'
Gobsmacking nonsense of course coming from a manager who regularly fields no Englishmen in his teams and who has obviously forgotten those teams play at the 'Emirates' stadium!
Taggart and Whinger, Manchester City are the wealthiest football club on the planet. Learn to live with it.
* Copyright Private Eye
Date:Thursday September 25 2008
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