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Money Problems At Manchester City?


As we enter our first summer transfer window under our new ownership, could our billions cause us more damage than good?

Vital Manchester City regular, C1TY SL1CKER send us the following article.

As I am sure you all know, the transfer market is now fully up and running, and we have already started spending the vast amounts of money at our disposal. Because of this extraordinary transfer kitty, we are expected to be up there with the biggest money spenders in the world, but unfortunately, many people are starting to question the morals of spending so much money on the beautiful game. Therefore I raise the question, 'could our billions cause us more harm than good?'

Football on a whole has received a lot of criticism in recent years about the amount of money being spend, all the way from player wages to ticket prices. Many people have said that millions of pounds are 'wasted' by people that are taking 'a game' far to seriously, and believe that the money should be spent on important thinks such as education and infrastructure. Therefore, every time a group of billionaires come and buy a football club, other clubs attempt to shift this grief, given by some members of the public, towards these clubs, in order to be able to gain some advantage from their lack of ability to contest this financial muscle.

Some clubs start to blame these clubs, such as City, for troubles in national teams, youth players coming through and financial trouble. Even though most of these arguments can be shown be to incorrect, it creates bad press, which could dampen City's attempts to become a 'world-wide brand'. It even has reached a stage where other clubs have begun to try and blame clubs for their own financial trouble, as they borrow money in order to try and keep up with these clubs.

Another problem takes place when people try to prevent this negative view being cast over the game when clubs make huge bids and give out huge wages.

When City offered nearly £100 million for KaKa, with rumoured wages of £250,000 a week, the UEFA president Michel Platini was quick to pounce on City in an attempt to prevent these few people thinking this is a negative thing for the game.

Many of us know however that this could actually have a lot of advantages for the game, due to television revenue and ticket sales, and the government, due to the huge amount of tax gained from the sport. Despite this, City still got the grief for a lot of people, either clueless or jealous, and it will happen again every time we go for another world class player with a large price tag.

Another problem faced is that players may not want to come to City, out of fear of being branded as 'greedy'. Many players could easily look at the Gareth Barry transfer and be put off by the way people have immediately claimed that he must be in it for the money, not thinking that anybody could ever think people would like to come to City out of their belief in 'the project'.

Also, the money being thrown at new players in order to persuade them to come to the club, could cause a lot controversy inside the club, with current players feeling that they are being hard done by, not getting the same wages or treatment as these new players. Examples of this have been seen in the contract issues with Daniel Sturridge and a small bit was seen in Stephen Ireland's eventual contract signing.

Finally, we need to make sure that we don't turn out like Chelsea by throwing a lot of money at the league, not getting instant success, and moving on to a new manager, and then throwing some more money.

We need to be able to spend our money carefully, first of all, to ensure success, secondly, to avoid horrendous press and discontent, where people blame us for many problems, and finally, to make sure we can build a club that can rival the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, with a huge deal of respect and worldwide support.

Many thanks C1TY SL1CKER.



The journalist

Writer: C1TY SL1CKER Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 8 2009

Time: 9:11PM

Your Comments

great article C1TY
severedgein
The money being spent is only a problem if the clubs spending it don't actually have it in the first place and go into debt take note rags.
Doody
This rraises a lot of issues that could potentialy bring further bad press, but ask your selves can it get as bad as when city unsuccesfully went after Kaka...I feel we learnt a lot of lessons from that incident with Garry Cook admitting it was a learning curve for him too. I beleive our transfer dealings will be dealt with more descreet and subtle behaviours, thus dampening the unwanted hatred comong city's way CTID
Deejayvu
The money City are spending is coming to the game from without. The money Man Ure and Liverpool are making is flowing out of football into American overdarafts. Which is better for football?
jackblue
interesting view point on our situation, in our defense I think adug have a broad business accumen and will not throw money around for their own fantasy purchases. It does seem completely rediculous the amount of cash in football but it's a neccessity to compete with the debt ridden elites. Let's build sensibly and for the future. Let's not end up like Leeds!
eighthsin
LETS FACE IT, SOON ENOUGH THE FOCUS IS GONNA BE AWAY FROM US AND UNTO ANOTHER TEAM. ALSO THIS OTHER TEAM HAPPENS TO HAVE A NEW OWNER WHO WAS OUR OWNERS DEAL MAN WHEN PURCHASING CITY. SULIAMAN AL FAHIM AT PORTSMOUTH. WAIT TILL HE STARTS THROWING HIS MONEY AROUND. THAT WILL LEAVE CITY IN A VERY GOOD PLACE TO SNEAK IN UNDER RADARS FOR PLAYERS CTID
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