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Growing Sick Of The Arab Owners

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Boxing legend and Blues supporter, Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton has grown sick of the Arab owners and says since the clubs multi-million pound takeover, it's still the same old City.

Hatton (30) told the Daily Mail...

'At the minute, I feel like giving them the money back. Since the money came in, the fans have had these huge expectations and it's all gone a little bit t*** up.'

Following on from the collapse of the Kaka deal the Stockport born boxer added...

'After Kaka, there's (Barcelona's) Messi and Torres - although I don't think he'll leave Liverpool.'

'But you can't attract the best players in the world if you're sixth-bottom of the Premier League. So far, it's the worst we've done in the League for several seasons.'

'I know it takes time with all the new players but it's the same old Man City and that's very frustrating.'

Hatton finished off by saying...

'The problem is that sometimes we look good enough to win the Premier League and sometimes we look like we belong in the Blue Square North.'

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 21 2009

Time: 7:32PM

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You can't blame the owners and their money Ricky they did buy a "superstar" in the last window. The winter window is always difficult, players in top teams with chances at cups and medals etc are not going to give that up. They have bought some of what we need in this window so far ie de Jong and Bridges, I won't go down the Bellamy road again!! What you need Ricky is a bit more patience like the media and those that are influenced by it you expect instant results and all the "superstars" to flock to the money .... it ain't going to happen. We need to get the basic right first and start that steady climb up the table which will then show everybody where we are going.
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21/01/2009 20:22:00

the description matches some of Ricky's performances doesn't it!
Al Billy
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21/01/2009 20:26:00

Bad, bad timing Ricky. I thought you had more fight about you.
Johnny Baguette
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21/01/2009 20:54:00

We need to get behind the club not wear down the foundations. We are blessed with the security of the new owners and I cant imagine what would have happened if Thaksin hadn't managed to offload the club to them before he went AWOL.
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21/01/2009 21:39:00

I can't agree with him there at all. I think he's just not been paying enough attention to what's going on. Apart from the fact he's not accurate would he rather have pearce back?
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21/01/2009 22:04:00

They've had 21 days right now. ...!
roy harper
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22/01/2009 00:04:00

I think he has taken one too many punches. Was he slurring his speech when he gave this interview. Thats it Ricky. Like the press need another knife to twist into us. We could be in administration now or certainly relegated without first Shinawatra and then the Arabs. Yet we can all dream of a wonderful future and for once have the finances to realise our plans. If he wants to vent his frustrations and criticise City or the owners he should make up a nome de plume and do it on this forum, not to the gutter press who wish the Club nothing but bad. Who does he support again?.
City Girl
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22/01/2009 00:05:00

After all...!
roy harper
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22/01/2009 00:06:00

Already 40m spent and more to come, some fans are never satisfied. I think Mr Hatton should explain himself or he may find that the hospitality at City may just get a little frosty like the weather.
Buzz Lightyear
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22/01/2009 05:38:00

You mean like the way Villa are doing it!! Doody
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22/01/2009 06:54:00

Stockport born, he should support Stockport County then!
The Fear
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22/01/2009 08:58:00

I always thought he was a true blue......cant believe he has made some of those comments......
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22/01/2009 09:07:00

It's not simply about having the money, it's about not waving it around under everyones noses (rags excluded). For me the important thing is that for the first time in a long time the club has financial security.
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22/01/2009 11:45:00

Oh and if the owners wanted a PR coup then why don't they take a leaf out of Barca's book and pay a charity to use their name on the shirt. This is a trick that I feel Chelsea missed but might do wonders for the image of our 'project'.
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22/01/2009 13:15:00

This headline should have been "Punchdrunk Hatton Scores Own Goal". I mean, how stupid do you need to be to go to the gutter press with these comments! He should be ashamed of himself. This coming from a guy who gave up his box because "I didn't think we'd do owt this season", a disgrace. I'll have him!
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22/01/2009 17:34:00


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