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Manchester City's summer signing Tal Ben-Haim has joined Sunderland on a loan deal that finishes at the end of the season.

I wish Ben-Haim well and hope that he can re-discover the form that he had when he was at Bolton.

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Writer: amcollinz Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 1 2009

Time: 9:00PM

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Bloody Hell!!!..... does that mean he will be back with us next season.
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01/02/2009 21:45:00

Wish him well? More like wish Sunderland and his new team-mates well. He's been named as THE player that complained to Gary Cook about MH, so if he's that disruptive then we're well rid. He's not a terrible defender, but he was error prone and short of confidence, not something we need at the moment. Good luck, hope that you do well enogh at Sunderland for them to want to buy you in the summer, because we'd rather you didn't come back.
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01/02/2009 22:35:00

Why did he goto City again?
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01/02/2009 22:59:00

He was probably promised game time until hughes realised he was so utterly useless. good luck to him though, hopefully sunderland can improve him.
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01/02/2009 23:47:00

i think its safe to say he is an utter disappointment
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02/02/2009 00:49:00

The big lummocks had nothing to offer City. Bad buy for us and we need to sell and replace him, not loan him out. Let's just hope we don't get any injuries to Richards or Zabaleta...
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02/02/2009 07:54:00

Injuries or suspensions to Zab or Micah are both covered, I bet Kompany could play rb at a push, and Onuoha. We still have berti I think. Ben-Haim was signed because Hughes was not sure that Dunney was staying and he needed a CB quickly. Thats why he signed two TBH and Berti. Also Dunney waa suspended at the start of the season and Hughes didn't know what he had, but knew that we were shipping goals and still are.
Buzz Lightyear
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02/02/2009 08:07:00

One of the worst centre halfs I've seen at City, and that's saying something.
Johnny Baguette
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02/02/2009 08:12:00

Could be something for the off season that JB, a manchester City all time worst XI. I am trying to think of anyone who comes close. Alan Kernagan I didn't rate, but all the others did a reasonable job.except Berti who has to be in there.
Buzz Lightyear
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02/02/2009 08:17:00

Well if he finds some sort of form at least we may get a half descent return when we sell him in summer.
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02/02/2009 08:41:00

he just is not good enough....we are lucky to be able to loan him out....I am surprised anyone in the prem wanted him....!!
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02/02/2009 08:42:00

I always rated TBH very highly and still think he's possibly one of the best 50-60 centre backs currently playing in the EPL.
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02/02/2009 19:42:00

My Dear Mr Baguette, "One of the worst centre halves...." whilst I accept that TBH is yet to be inducted to any City fans hall of fame, tell me that you can recall messrs Brightwell,D; Heslop, G; Johnson,N and indeed Clements,K without giving an involuntary shudder and i will concede that you have a point.
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02/02/2009 20:06:00

Has he tried to kill anybody at Sunderland yet? He tried to kill Cech at Chelsea!
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06/02/2009 03:46:00


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