UK time is: 06:56:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

£100,000 A Week - Scott Parker: April Fool Or What

Google language translator


If you believe everything you read in the newspapers then you must believe that Mark Hughes is willing to offer West Ham midfielder, Scott Parker a staggering £100,000 a week.

Tuesday 6 January 2009 edition of the Daily Mirror published the following...

The move is certain to raise questions among Manchester City's already disgruntled and de-motivated playing staff.

Yet just four days after bumping up Chelsea reserve left-back Wayne Bridge's wages from £70,000 a week to £90,000 at Eastlands, City chiefs are ready to do the same again with Parker.

City, the world's richest club, are already in meltdown, having crashed out of the FA Cup to lowly Nottingham Forest, the Carling Cup to Brighton and struggling in the Premier League. But they are sending prices and wages through the roof during this transfer window.

Parker is on a £55,000-a-week deal at Upton Park after joining the Hammers from Newcastle in June 2007 for £7million. West Ham now want £15m for him - £5m more than City want to pay...


Notice the date, 06/01/09. Can someone tell me, does April comes before January, as the above article, courtesy of the Daily Mirror must be an April fool?

Should Manchester City pay a transfer fee, somewhere in the region of £15million and should the club be offering someone with limited talent, £100,000 a week? I doubt it.

Let's hope Sparky and the rest of his negotiating team can find someone far better than a 28-year-old who's hoping to bolster his pension fund.



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 6 2009

Time: 2:15PM

Your Comments

The figures for Parker are ridiculous. Hughes could buy midfielders much better than Parker -- from clubs all over Europe -- for half that amount. And the weekly wages are laughable. The Daily Mirror is once again writing copy for Walt Disney.
Sindbad
No not at all ridiculous.U have to pay that amount because except Money u don't have anything to attract players.No UCL,NO UEFA in relegation battle.Anyhow ur owner are thinking buying players are just like buying tomatos in market which is not the case.many people put Chelsea & MAn CITY in same platform but they forget one important thing we were playing in UCL then.I will be really amazed to see how many KAKaS WILL U BUY NOW OR IN SUMMER.
Saimon_blues
And about being worried about you as many City fans will soon point that I am not worried because u may puh the top 4 but Money doesn't guarantee success.FOOTBALL IS NOT ABOUT HAVING WORLD'S BEST 11 PLAYERS IN FIELD WITH MULTI BILLION SQUAD.Its more than complicated than that.
Saimon_blues
only time will tell.......and quite a bit of it yet...too
lincolnblue
You are being held to ransom - here's a suggestion, get some home grown talent through your academy, OR as much as i hate to say it, sign Cohen from Forest, he, Thornhill & McGugan bossed the midfield - they'd all be happy with £5k a week!!!
Our Kids Dad
Have I missed something.....has Parker improved that much...
alphieblues
WHU have said Parker isnt going anywhere and I doubt Zola would be happy to see ANY of his senior players go. I'm surprised this rumor is till on-going. You'd be better off with Nicky Butt! :)
ForeverUnited
@salmon We're still in the UEFA Cup mate so get it right. Just finished top of our group.
MCFC_Goatboy
i was taking about next season MCFC_Goatboy every one will join now will think about future.
Saimon_blues
don't under estimate Scotty - when he's fit he's a bloody good player!
merlin
if the wages are what have been reported bluesey keep looking there are far better than him for that kinda money
cityboy56
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland (Thursday April 17 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 288
2. Skoorb 182
3. Buzz Lightyear 170
4. PhillyBlueMoon 135
5. fifthcolumnblue 131
6. Bluedub 126
7. kennyclementstache 125
8. citizhun 112
9. rojo2010 111
10. Spooks 108

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 1 WBA
Man City 2 - 2 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 - 2 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Southampton
Arsenal 1 - 1 Man City
Man Utd 0 - 3 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 35 25 5 5 +52 80
2. Chelsea 35 23 6 6 +41 75
3. Man City 34 23 5 6 +56 74
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 +21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 +23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 +2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 +16 57

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
» Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
» WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
» WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
» Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
» Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
» Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
» Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 31%
Jimmy Milner 69%