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How Many Times Do The Press Get It Right?

How Many Times Do The Press Get It Right?

Media speculation is beginning to turn up a notch or two, especially when it comes to Manchester City and rumours over player in and outs. But do you believe any of them?

Since ADUG took over at City fans and the club itself has read more claptrap, drivel and nonsense like never before, nevertheless there will become a point when one or two of the speculated players actually sign on the dotted line, or for that matter, leave the club. But who?

Let's have a look at see if any of the tabloids are talking rubbish, or perhaps you think they might have it spot on.

1 June - The Sun thinks West Ham defender, Lucas Neill is on his way to Eastlands.

1 June - The Daily Mirror has City as firm favourites to capture Carlos Tevez for an estimated £30m.

1 June - Birmingham City are closing in on City's number two shot-stopper, Joe Hart. (Daily Mirror)

31 May - News of the World believes Israeli international, Tal Ben Haim is on his way to Ewood Park.

31 May - Another Sunday tabloid, The People went to press claiming Barcelona`s top scorer, Samuel Eto'o will sign for an estimated £30m.

31 May - The News of the World are at it again when they say Aston Villa's Gareth Barry has had enough and wants a new challenge.

29 May - Stoke want Ched Evans (Express)

28 May - Inter Milan will happily take unsettled Brazilian Elano off Mark Hughes's hands (Sun)

26 May - The Sun reckon Martin Petrov will sign for Tottenham.

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In answer to the title, once in a blue moon. Sorry couldn't resist. With your money you'll be linked with every man and his dog, must be quite exciting but in reality only like 1% of them will happen
01/06/2009 12:44:00
some of the speculation is just embarrassing. Papers need to be filled and the easiest way to do it is by filling it will ballbags- sometimes quite literally. It would be interesting if a statistition worked out which paper got the most transfer speculations correct over a said period.
01/06/2009 13:23:00
About as often as an infinite number of chimpanzees banging away on an infinite number of typewriters come out with the complete works of Shakespear. Com to think of it, the simile between the press and chimps on typewriters is pretty apt.
01/06/2009 13:26:00
Once again the 'Silly Season' has started. We are two days into the 'off season' and we are reportedly to have three superstars signed, Tevez, Eto'o and Barry, by the end of this week we will have bought a whole new team. To answer the question, if you guess often enough then at somestage you are going to be right, so i would say 1 in 10.
01/06/2009 13:40:00
It appears to be just gueswswork based on the vaguest of information. Clubs cannot afford for their negotiations to get into the public domain as it can cost them money or lose them the player. So all we get from newspapers is gossip parading as facts.
01/06/2009 13:42:00
I'll say that out of Tevez, Eto'o and Barry, one is right.
01/06/2009 14:18:00
Of course media speculation will be rife. We're the richest club in the world!! Hopefully Barry's signing will bring 1 or 2 superstars.
02/06/2009 19:03:00
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