Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Silly Season Starts With Santa Cruz Signing

Silly Season Starts With Santa Cruz Signing

Google language translator


The New Year is about to dawn and yes, we can officially say the 'silly season' starts with the expected signing of Blackburn Rovers striker, Roque Santa Cruz.

From now until the transfer window closes on 2 February Manchester City FC are going to be in the back pages of every newspaper, while Sky Sports News will be focusing on the club like never before.

City fans can expect at least four or five world-class signings beginning on 2 January when, as expected, Roque Santa Cruz signs for an estimated £18million.

On New Years Eve the Daily Mail published the following story...

'Manchester City will kick-start the January sales by agreeing a fee of £18million with Blackburn for striker Roque Santa Cruz in the next 24 hours.'

'Talks are at an advanced stage, with both clubs keen to complete the move quickly. City manager Mark Hughes is anxious to secure a player he signed for Blackburn from Bayern Munich for a bargain fee of £3.8m just 16 months ago...'


Yes, you've guessed it, the moment has arrived, and so has the 'silly season.'



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football
Writer:Tudor
Date:Wednesday December 31 2008
Time: 10:55AM

Comments

0
Well, he can score goals, understands what MH wants up front (I hope) and has PL experience so ticks all the right boxes. Vassell, Benjani, Evans and Jo will have to up their game.
Johnny Baguette
31/12/2008 11:04:00
0
Hughes will definitely be judged by the success of this signing, if it goes ahead. He's bought and worked with RSC before. If he's prepared to spend £18M then he must be convinced RSC is the man for the job. I'm a tad surprised, given RSC isn't scoring lots of goals at Blackburn. Let's hope Bluesy has got this one as right as he did with Vinny and Zabs. The number of six-yard-box chances City's midfield can create should guarantee at least 20 goals a season for the right striker.
Sindbad
31/12/2008 12:51:00
0
I'm a bit worried that he is a one season wonder. He wasn't exactly a prolific scorer at his previous clubs and he is injury prone. £18m far too much to pay, nearer 10 would be more realisic.
alphieblues
31/12/2008 15:05:00
0
the money wont matter if the results of spending it work out....
lincolnblue
31/12/2008 15:47:00
0
For him to be a success he needs supply into the box, we need people who can supply that and with the best respect to SWP, he is not exactly the best crosser of a ball.
Buzz Lightyear
01/01/2009 01:18:00
0
18 million??? Wow, that must be loose change for you fellas. Why not do Blackburn a favour and throw 200 million at them?
JT_daniel
01/01/2009 07:50:00
0
SWP sucks at crossing. He's got superb pace and exploits it well. But yeah, he's not the best crosser.
JT_daniel
01/01/2009 07:53:00
0
As a Rovers fan i can tell u that IF he signs for you then you have the nearest thing to Drogba in the league......he's big, quick, good in the air, two good feet etc etc.....the reason he has ot been so effective this year is because of injury and the fact that he has had his head turned....he's the top man!!!!
mani13963
01/01/2009 11:17:00
0
i wouldnt say cruz is like drogba, he is more of a berbatov player, he has good feet for a big lad drops off to link play and is quite quick. he has added attributes tho cos he is good in air winning flicks but he isnt really gonna get you 30 yard screamers like a drogba, but 18 million is cheap cos his best years are ahead of him
glen9mullan
02/01/2009 05:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Report Southampton 4-2 Exit Chute XI

Simply Unacceptable City

Stats: Southampton v Manchester City

All the stats from Southampton (4) vs (2) Manchester City, St Mary's Stadium, 1st May 2016 16:30hrs Att: 31,472

(Video) Man City Fans Are NOT Plastic!

Forget what you've heard - the reputation of all Manchester City fans as plastic is nonsense. In their first ever Champions League semi-final, Blues showed the world...

(Video) NFL Star & City Fans In Los Angeles & NY

The official Manchester City Football Club website has been running a couple of features on football / soccer supporters, who follow MCFC in the United States of America.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Southampton?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more2%
Four2%
Three28%
Two46%
One10%
City won't score12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Colin Is The King47
2.fifthcolumnblue30
3.Skoorb25
4.kennyclementstache16
5.Buzz Lightyear13
6.CITYBOY100012
7.seac11
8.Bluedub8
9.cityman515
10.BamaEngineer5