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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.



The journalist

Writer: lyates2000 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 5 2009

Time: 6:05PM

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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
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05/06/2009 18:48:00

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
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05/06/2009 19:09:00

eightsin your not "buying your way to sucess"....ADUG is!
lillywhites101
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05/06/2009 19:11:00

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
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05/06/2009 19:40:00

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
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05/06/2009 21:02:00

YOU'RE NOT RUINING FOOTBALL - WE DID IT FIVE YEARS AGO!
merlin
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05/06/2009 21:11:00

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
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05/06/2009 21:15:00

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
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05/06/2009 21:27:00

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
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05/06/2009 21:44:00

"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
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06/06/2009 09:52:00

you wanted kaka and got barry...not quite the same is it lads?...lets see what the summer brings before city fans keep chanting about world domination...i cant see any real super stars joining city yet....i can see city trying to lure them though, but it will be the kaka situation again.
lillywhites101
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06/06/2009 11:44:00

All businesses require ongoing investment. Nothing new there, then. But in football at the moment the players have become international personalities just like boy bands. Both professions have very short careers, so you can't really blame those with the talent if they want to earn more money out of it. The truth is that all of human life in Europe is about getting money to fund a lifestyle. The only injustices are that bus drivers, shelf stackers, factory workers, nursing auxilliaries, secretaries, firemen, gardeners etc are paid so very badly.
Sindbad
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06/06/2009 12:52:00

We mustn't forget that City's hierarchy have committed to creating our own superstars. Throughout last season 5 to 7 MCFC Academy graduates were regularly fielded in the 18. Not many Premier League sides can boast that fact.
Johnny Baguette
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06/06/2009 12:59:00

Its been like it for a few years, but what happens when the bubble bursts?
denno4
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06/06/2009 13:50:00

The simple matter is the world doesn't stand still, the times change and you have to change with them or you just get left behind,city are merely another club trying to jump on the coat tails of success,they want some of that gravy off that train, they want to be on that bandwagon and by god there going to do it, CTID
SIR TROYSTER
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06/06/2009 21:32:00

lillywhites: "cant see any real super stars joining city yet"..... ummmmm Robinho? You tool, go back to your own forum to enjoy the news of your club's pathetic losses in the transfer market- eg Barry. Regarding buying success, Everton are testament to the fact that without spending big money, it just isn't possible to get above Arsenal, Liverpool etc. Close but no cigar as they say. Where Leeds and Blackburn failed, City will succeed.
eighthsin
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06/06/2009 23:50:00

 

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