Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

All About The Money?

All About The Money?


Vital Manchester City's newbie, lyates2000 sent us the following article.

It was only 20-years ago the league could have been won with hard work, endeavour and a sprinkle of magic. Now it seems it's all about the money!

Since the start of the Premiership money from all over the world has been poured into the league, which in turn has attracted the world's finest players. This, as you would imagine has enabled the product to blossom and now the PL is beginning to reap its own rewards by attracting billions of viewers from all across the globe.

Then came the Champions League, followed by what we now call the 'must finish in the top four clubs'! So how is any other team supposed to compete when the current English elite have been in the CL final in the last six years. Even Manchester United have reportedly made around £25 million for simply appearing and losing in the final. In addition, their so-called success has created a massive debt, one of which may in the end cripple the club.

The amount of cash spent by the top clubs over the last ten years is astronomical, however, so far nothing has been said?

Then came along Manchester City with it's vast amount of wealth, and ever since we've seen the all too familiar stories of 'Manchester City ruining football'?

Back in January when the Eastlands club tried to buy AC Milan`s Kaka, Executive Chairman Garry Cook and his team were slated from all corners of the world simply because they had a vision. Mr Platini, the UEFA President accused us of attempting to ruin football. This is the same Platini who surprisingly has nothing to say about Real Madrid spending an estimated £200m in the summer.

Next season, Manchester City will have more British based players in the first eleven than any other team in the league. In addition, the club has one of the best youth teams in the league, so why on earth has anyone got the audacity to complain?

Do we receive any credit for this? NO. So why has my club received so much criticism? Perhaps it might be jealously who knows but I'm getting fed up reading about it.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool should be worried about Manchester City's rise from the ashes, and once again I know we will become a major force, not only in these islands, but worldwide.

The clubs who finished below us in the Premier League surprise me a little. If Manchester City had not been taken over and another team had, I would be asking myself the question, 'why not us?'

With Manchester United success being put down to having, in my opinion a fantastic manager and players, I wonder where they would be without the money? The same could be said for Chelsea and Liverpool.

So Manchester City will be buying their way to success will they? Hasn't we seen this before with Blackburn and Leeds?

Rant over.



Writer:lyates2000
Date:Friday June 5 2009
Time: 6:05PM

Comments

0
Our current badge seems more and more fitting, a phoenix rising out of the ashes. Every club buys their way to success, some quickly and some gradually. We are somewhere in between.
eighthsin
05/06/2009 18:48:00
0
real madrid generate a MASSIVE amount of money as a club and business....they are top of the deloitte rich list....city are not a rich club, but have a rich owner who will now bank roll them, like when blackburn did the same..... and that is the clear difference.....money will not buy pedigree or history and that is the absolute truth
lillywhites101
05/06/2009 19:09:00
0
eightsin your not "buying your way to sucess"....ADUG is!
lillywhites101
05/06/2009 19:11:00
0
Wow. I've heard a lot of chirping about your new found wealth from many corners, but none more than from Spurs fans. I find it terribly funny.
Samboney
05/06/2009 19:40:00
0
It's getting a bit obsessive this Spurs attention. Has to be said. The longer some of you keep on drooling over the likes of Real Madrid whilst feeding G14 elite clubs protectionism, the longer the European footballing status quo will remain like it is forever. The overall standard of the last Premier League season was appalling, and "the big four" strolled through it. Meanwhile, blind panic amongst the debt riddled likes of the rags and the mickeys is migrating from the boardroom to the internet where desperate scousers have started an anti Man City UEFA petition! If only they'd listened to the people from Dubai after all.
Johnny Baguette
05/06/2009 21:02:00
0
YOU'RE NOT RUINING FOOTBALL - WE DID IT FIVE YEARS AGO!
merlin
05/06/2009 21:11:00
0
You can't expect to just swoop in and offer ridiculous amounts of money for players, and then be liked by the rest of the leagues fans. Your just going to have to get used to the fact that everyone is going to love to see you fail, and not get bitter about it since it's inevitable.
EvertonMike
05/06/2009 21:15:00
0
Many a hack or pundit often forget that not only Chelski but the rags have spent incredible amounts on players down the years and not once were they slated as ruining football. Camel Gob cost £30 mill for starters. Now the boring big four monopoly is in real danger of being broken as the debt mounts, we're witnessing panic. Bring on the next tidal wave of it when City make their next move.
Johnny Baguette
05/06/2009 21:27:00
0
Question ....does the money we spend (no matter how large an amount) go into a black hole ......Answer No it goes into the clubs we buy players from therefore allowing those clubs to in turn buy players. So we are not ruining football we are putting more money into the game. What is wrong with that!!!!!!!
Doody
05/06/2009 21:44:00
0
"So Manchester City will be buying their way to success will they? Hasn't we seen this before with Blackburn and Leeds?".... You forgot to add Manchester United and Chelsea to that illustrious list my friend. Spurs are also trying hard to do it. Liverpool aren't avers to throwing a few quid around either. There is also a myth that Arsenal don't spend ANY money which needs to be exploded - granted they don't spend £30 million on a player, but they have been known to splash the cash - Arshavin cost anything from £14 million up £20 million depending on which reports you believe. The rags and Chelsea are probably not overly concerned by us for the coming season, but Liverpool, Arsenal, Villa and Everton will definitely be casting nervous (and to be fair very envious) glances over to Eastlands to see what's going on. I just hope we live up to every other teams' fears!! CTID.
derry
06/06/2009 09:52:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Mark Clattenburg In Charge Of City v Spurs

The Premier League has appointed former electrician, Mark Clattenburg to officiate Sunday's match (14/02/16) between Manchester City and Tottenham.

(Video) Top Five City Celebrity Fans

Manchester City FC has millions of fans in the UK and around the world but what about the celebrities who support our beloved team?

Former City Player Pleads Guilty To Sexual Offence

Former Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming at Bradford Crown Court.

(Video) Top Five Most Controversial City Players

Manchester City are probably the biggest back page headliners in the country...and here's five controversial players who have contributed the most in recent years.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Profile
Johnny Baguette
Profile
Pedmachine
Profile
Sedgie
Profile
Skoorb
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many trophies will MCFC win this season?
Suggested By: Tudor
Premier League12%
Champions League0%
League Cup9%
FA Cup4%
Two of the above14%
Three of the above0%
All four19%
City will not win anything this season42%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 4:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 4:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb235
2.Buzz Lightyear210
3.Tudor188
4.Johnny Baguette144
5.Bluedub83
6.fifthcolumnblue60
7.johnkelv44
8.PhillyBlueMoon35
9.citizhun29
10.Colin Is The King20