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Mad Platini's Plot Is Well And Truly Lost

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Vital Manchester City registered user, derry sent us the following article.

Since Sheikh Mansoor decided to throw his substantial financial weight behind Manchester City Football Club, it has been decreed that City are officially the root of all-evil.

The queue that formed to criticise City stretched from Fleet Street, via Sky's studios in Middlesex and through the Channel Tunnel into France, Germany and Italy. There has been criticism from the Kaka camp in Italy and hostility from Hoeness in Germany.

Now it is the turn of the French to have their say. UEFA supremo and former footballer Michel Platini decided City deserve a dressing down for having the audacity and temerity to want to spend their new found wealth on players to improve their squad.

Monsieur Platini has spoken of imposing rules such as banning clubs from European competitions if they spend in excess of their turnover and that City's bid for Kaka was 'ridiculous'.

Michel Platini In Video

However, if we look at the Kaka proposal, City would have recouped the cost of the transfer fee and more in merchandise sales, image rights management and such like over the term of the contract - let alone any prize money and further spin offs from success if the player had come. This type of deal, after all, is what made Michael Jordan the icon he was for basketball. Maybe not so ridiculous after all?

But, the Kaka deal has been done to death, so I digress and we move on. If we look at his proposal to curb spending related to turnover, there are so many holes in the idea; it is truly laughable Platini, a very intelligent man, has come up with the idea.

Take U****d - would this mean, due to their monumental debt, any turnover would have to be used to service that rather than purchase players? How about Real Madrid? Perennially bailed out by King Juan Carlos, would they no longer be able to buy their Galacticos?

This would surely mean an end to these clubs` success, if Platini's plan is to work this way. So we know immediately, this will be a not be allowed to happen!

As for City, would Sheikh Mansoor find himself purchasing three billion replica shirts each year to boost turnover in order for us to buy a player? Given that scenario, would the sale of replica shirts then also have to be banned?

Back to the drawing board Michel, methinks.

You couldn't make it up!

Many thanks derry.



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Writer: Derry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 7 2009

Time: 6:42PM

Your Comments

All I can see happening with this plan is that those that don't like it such as the rags, Chelski Real Madrid etc, etc will just break away and form their own European league. Where will that leave the Champions League, Bradford City, Arsenal Kiev, Sassuolo, Las Palmas etc, etc. I wonder how much a club would pay for Platini now if he was playing and say 28 years old? Would he object then? I wondered if I could come up with an equally good plan and thought that everyone who joins a club like City or Inter Milan or Ajax then they would have to take the nationality of that club, so Jo would have been Brazilian then Russian and then English! Alternatively players would have to change their first names to girls names like Christine Ronaldo! Two equally **** ideas I think.
romancity
The players won't stand for it so it's dead in the water.
Doody
We mustn't forget to thank The Premier League for publicly defending us..........................
RobsonGreensleeves
Derry brilliant, MP should make sure all doors are water tight before opening the vent at the front.
Buzz Lightyear
Platini is just an opportunistic bureaucrat. If he really knew how football should be played he would be manager of Marseille, Lyon or PSG. Unfortunately he doesn't know how to take the game forward so he pitches for the "jobs for the boys" at FIFA and elsewhere. He is not worth mention.
Sindbad
Cheers for the comments again folks. I think as we are a new kid on the block, everyone seems to be afraid of us and they are using every excuse in the book to knock us down. The criticism we are getting is bloody unfair and unwarranted.
derry
 

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