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This was always going to be controversial but Craig Bellamy has signed for City on a four year deal from The Hammers...

The much travelled 29 year old was bought for an undisclosed fee but the result of a fourth bid for his services is thought to be in the region of £14 million. Of course that is seriously steep considering he will be 30 this year and cannot be described as prolific.

The Wales International brings more baggage than Ringway with him, but we are going to have to come to terms with it and trust Mark Hughes' judgement at a crucial phase in our season.

This personally disappointed correspondent's chief concern is what effect the signing of a striker heading into his 30's will have upon our Academy forwards, most notably the yet to sign on Daniel Sturridge.

Let's see who Hughes drops at his expense for Newcastle.

Still, it's never a dull moment at Manchester City regardless of who's in charge and Bellamy's controversial signing is no exception.


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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 19 2009

Time: 7:14PM

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Bellamy is a legend! This will surely make up Kaka's mind?
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19/01/2009 19:18:00

So what happens to Jo, Benji, Sturridge or are you going to be adopting a 4-4-2??
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19/01/2009 19:23:00

oh yea AND Bojinov....?
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19/01/2009 19:25:00

I have to say I am one of the minority of spurs fans who is dissapointed that he wont be coming to WHL, but I have to say I dont understand where he fits in to the City Blueprint.. I thought your main priority should have been Roque santa Cruz or similar (although you may still get him) but I agree the signings of the likes of CB will surely inhibit the progress of the likes of Sturridge and Michael Johnson, which would be a shame for the youngsters at the club.
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19/01/2009 19:30:00

Good luck with him guys, as a Hammer I have been disappointed with his attitude. We stuck with him through injury, he gives us 4 or 5 decent games, then pushes for one last pay day. 14 million is good business for us.
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19/01/2009 19:31:00

....and don't forget our other strikers Vassell, Evans and Arshavin...
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19/01/2009 19:32:00

Well my bad dream has come to pass. So now he has pulled on the shirt it is time to get behind him until he proves he is not worthy of it.
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19/01/2009 19:36:00

The Vital West Ham View: "Bellamy Departs for Manchester City"
Johnny Baguette
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19/01/2009 19:45:00

Cheers suckers. At least we've got some of our petrol money back! 18 months & 6 goals. Obviously well worth £14 million. Don't suppose Mark Hughes has mentioned Nigel Quashi has he?
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19/01/2009 19:46:00

Can't understand this one but everyone deserves a chance!
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19/01/2009 19:49:00

Lord have mercy. Let's get rid of this Feel Caution Factor and get back on the Feel Good Factor with another one in sharpish. City's passengers, wasters and chancers who have shamed us, the taxi's are arriving on Ashton New Road.
Johnny Baguette
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19/01/2009 19:50:00

This time a year ago we could have got Anelka for that kind of money. Oh well.
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19/01/2009 19:55:00

SH 1 T's in the night?!
Johnny Baguette
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19/01/2009 19:57:00

Kaka, Robinho.. bellamy.. LOL find one mistake!
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19/01/2009 21:27:00

This site say >>> Kaka sign to Manchester City .
city 81
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19/01/2009 21:52:00

Now Milan Tv channel say >> Kaka now Manchster City Player .
city 81
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19/01/2009 21:54:00

nice to see your keeping pensioners in the game lads, this should definatley bring kaka and others to your club.
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19/01/2009 21:57:00

Now the news change !!! Kaką resta al Milan: lo annuncia Berlusconi
city 81
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19/01/2009 22:20:00

Game over.
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19/01/2009 22:33:00

Kaka's staying at Milan. Official. Berlusconi just confirmed on national TV. Looks like money can't buy you everything
Saf 91
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19/01/2009 22:34:00

Come Ribery you we will be better for us than Kaka .
city 81
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19/01/2009 22:46:00

January, 2 years ago. We (West Ham) blew big money on half decent players in the midst of a relegation battle. You're two years behind West Ham. I doubt the big four are ****ting it. Nonetheless, I'll be happy if it all comes good and you overtake your City rivals... once you've scraped me off the floor.
Adam Mansell
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19/01/2009 23:02:00

Just one (serious) question re: Bellamy - why?!!!! Frankly, even without all the money in the world, I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole but with it, is there really no one better? You can have Drogba for twice Bellamy's fee if you like! We bought Anelka for less than this a year ago. Seems a very odd deal to me and another nail in Hughes' coffin I fear!
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19/01/2009 23:26:00

that is the worst piece of business that the january transfer window is going to see. i mean bellamy-are u serious, all the money that man city have and bellamy is the best that they come up with. what a joke!! never b a top 4 club with signings like that-fact.
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20/01/2009 00:23:00

Well, Mr Bellamy, let's see what you are capable of then. Hughes has confidence in you, so you get a chance to impress. Do the business and we'll love you. Mess up and you'll be dog poop.
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20/01/2009 00:40:00

Are the Citeh fans happy, mixed or angry?
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20/01/2009 00:40:00

Classic Berlusconi
Johnny Baguette
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20/01/2009 06:18:00

I always give everyone a chance who pulls on a City now its all down to Bellamy to prove to me and a hell of a lot of other people that they are wrong about him...!!!
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20/01/2009 09:55:00

Fair enough but do you think he will or will be be looking for his 9th club in the next year or two, having annoyed everyone at City intensely?
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20/01/2009 11:45:00

Place your bets!
Johnny Baguette
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20/01/2009 11:52:00

Hmm I smell long term Bellarmy doggy doo with 'Bluesy's successor wielding the poop scoop this time next year. Around the same time as 'the Studge' notches his first hat-trick in the EPL although sadly not for us.
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20/01/2009 12:58:00


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