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Kaka - The Final Word

Kaka - The Final Word

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Vital Manchester City new signing Derry has this to say about Kaka.

Almost as many column inches have been devoted to the reason for the failure of Manchester City's audacious, yet doomed, bid for Kaka as there was to the initial news City were seriously attempting to buy him in the first place.

Silvio Berlusconi, a politician and talented PR-meister claimed partial credit for keeping Kaka. Kaka himself, allegedly said City '...did not have a clue...' to his team mates. City meanwhile steadfastly state they,'...never even spoke to the player...' during the negotiations and claimed Milan '...bottled it..' after underestimating the level of feeling amongst the Milanese for their star player.

Whatever the truth of the matter, the beatification in the press of Kaka for staying at Milan instead of accepting the riches of the City's Arab owners has been astonishing. Equally astonishing is the opprobrium heaped upon City for daring to bid for the player in the first place.

Let's get one thing clear though. Manchester City are not'...ripping the heart out of football...'. It is the selling club that dictates the prices for players, not City. It is the greed of chairmen asking for silly money for their player that, in all reality, drives prices up.

As for the genius that is Kaka, I wonder if the same level of vitriol, pith and vinegar will be rained down upon him when AC Milan sell him to Real Madrid in the summer as his team mates David Beckham and Emerson have suggested, for what will no doubt be a very large fee?

I wonder if the press will level the criticism 'hypocrite' at him or will the hypocrisy remain, as ever, within the rank and file of British sporting journalism?

Many thanks Derry

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Writer:Derry
Date:Thursday January 22 2009
Time: 9:32PM

Comments

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Good article Derry I agree with all your points. Jealousy, hypocrisy and open hatred are all buzzwords for what we have endured over the last week. I hope it makes the club even more ambitious.
City Girl
22/01/2009 22:50:00
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The trouble is what or who to believe. Everyone wants to emerge from it with the moral highground. I guess that if nothing else it's been a bit of an eye opener for us trying to get our feet under the top table. For the moment we're still 'below the salt'. It's not as though we've not dealt with big clubs before, I mean how many players have we bought off Real? I guess this would have been the big one....
kennyclementstache
23/01/2009 00:04:00
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The Italian press are starting to realise they have been had by Berlusconi. It is only the British press that continue with their campaign of putting City down constantly.
City Girl
23/01/2009 00:41:00
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I thought Cooky might have learned something from the Goofy affair and just tiptoed into this one, and City to be fair where trying to keep a lid on this one. Berlasconi had reasons for revealing the transfer, which appear political.Perhaps a reality check for Cooky that no everyone is honourable. Good Article Derry, welcome to VMC.
Buzz Lightyear
23/01/2009 07:44:00
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excellent article Derry........and also welcome to Vital MC.....
lincolnblue
23/01/2009 09:12:00
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Like your style, Derry. Vital Man City is always a better read than the tabloid press and your article is like a breath of fresh air.
Sindbad
23/01/2009 13:37:00
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Thanks for the comments folks - just hope I can keep it up! CTID
derry
23/01/2009 16:40:00
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Good article Derry succinct and from my reading of events very true ... now we can move on.
Doody
23/01/2009 19:31:00
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I see other City forums have picked your article out for discussion Derry. Nice one mate.
Tudor
23/01/2009 22:57:00
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He absolute cheek of this guy, you have to like him..http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11679_4838236,00.html
Buzz Lightyear
23/01/2009 23:23:00
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