Manchester City - Craig Bellamy Is A Blue
UK time is: 16:58:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Craig Bellamy Is A Blue

Google language translator

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.


- When the first whistle blows, don't forget to join the Vital MC Community on our popular Live Match Thread in the Forums on match days.

Vital Manchester City is growing fast with now over 1,000 members including Silvio Berlusconi's spin doctors and there's more to come - Be Here Now and join our worldwide community:

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 19 2009

Time: 7:14PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Bellamy is a legend! This will surely make up Kaka's mind?
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 19:18:00

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

oh yea AND Bojinov....?
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 19:31:00

....and don't forget our other strikers Vassell, Evans and Arshavin...
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 19:36:00

The Vital West Ham View: "Bellamy Departs for Manchester City"
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
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?
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 19:46:00

Can't understand this one but everyone deserves a chance!
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 19:50:00

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

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

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

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

Now Milan Tv channel say >> Kaka now Manchster City Player .
city 81
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 21:57:00

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

Game over.
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
19/01/2009 22:34:00

Come Ribery you we will be better for us than Kaka .
city 81
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
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!
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
20/01/2009 00:40:00

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

Classic Berlusconi
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
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...!!!
Report Abuse
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?
Report Abuse
20/01/2009 11:45:00

Place your bets!
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
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.
Report Abuse
20/01/2009 12:58:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Anxious Aguero Wait! (Friday October 9 2015)

Guardiola Just Won't Go Away (Thursday October 8 2015)

Four City Changes For TV (Thursday October 8 2015)

If It Goes In, It Doesn't Matter! (Monday October 5 2015)

Two In Team Of The Week (Monday October 5 2015)

Audio - Aguero Delight For Pellegrini (Saturday October 3 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Randolph Set to Play Against Poland
» West Ham : 09/10/2015 16:55:01
Garner Joins Pulis' Backroom
» WBA : 09/10/2015 16:45:01
Schweinsteiger Injury Concerns!
» Man Utd : 09/10/2015 16:39:01
Simpson On Life At Leicester
» Leicester City : 09/10/2015 16:33:00
Allardyce Moves Closer to Sunderland Post!
» West Ham : 09/10/2015 16:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Knacking Of Newcastle?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 42′ 6%
Agüero 49′ 0%
Agüero 50′ 18%
De Bruyne 53′ 54%
Agüero 60′ 9%
Agüero 62′ 13%