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Real Madrid = Project, Man City = Disgrace?

Real Madrid = Project, Man City = Disgrace?

After the £59 million signing of 'that Brazilian', Real Madrid has been described of having an ambitious project, but City, as usual, are being targeted by the British press.

The following article was sent to us by Vital Man City member, C1TY SL1CKER.

Last night Real Madrid completed the signing of 'that Brazilian' at a reported fee of £59 million in a six-year deal of around £200,000 a week. Don't forget the club is paying the players taxes as well. Overall, this results in an astronomical amount, and although City had offered more cash and higher wages, that would have been a one off.

Now, after breaking the world transfer record, Real Madrid owner Florentino Perez has promised to bring in more talent, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, which would more than likely ensure another world record breaking fee.

Other reported targets include David Villa, Frank Ribery and Xabi Alonso, which in effect would join for a combination of around £120 million. This however was described as an appealing 'project' by 'that Brazilian' when he signed, claiming that it can only spell out positive things for the club. This sort of speculation has received absolutely no 'bad press' , not even by Mr Anti-cash himself, Michel Platini, who was so quick to pounce on Manchester City in January.

Platini is said to have a preference towards continental clubs, where as he seems to have a love-hate relationship towards British ones, such as Manchester City. We are a club with proven wealth who, despite being in a country hit by the recession, are owned by people who have proven wealth and are probably better off in these global conditions than many I could mention.

Real Madrid on the other hand are spending a lot more and are, despite making huge profits every year, owned by people in the middle of the worst hit recession country in Europe. There is no way they can keep this sort ridiculous spending going.

In my opinion Real Madrid have the support of the Spanish banks, who have no doubt assisted them with the Kaka funds, but should this sort of lending be allowed when the average person on the street is struggling to find a bank with enough capital to lend them even for a simple mortgage?

Many football fans think potential new City recruits don't go to Eastalnds for the project, but actually go for the money, where as at Real Madrid, they go for both. Real Madrid have struggled to bring through many youngsters in recent years, and the ones that have come through, such as Gonzalo Higuain, are about to be cast out of the squad.

Man City on the other hand, had three players in the Under-21 squad who just happened to beat Azerbaijan 7-0 last night. They also have one of the best youth academies in the country, which incidentally keeps on churning out talent like no other - granted, Arsenal are another.

Mark Hughes and his backroom staff are definitely not throwing money at people who might not be worth it, such as Santa Cruz for instance. We could have thrown a horrendous amount of pounds to get him, but decided that he was not worth the £20 million demanded by the Blackburn executives.

Overall, I find it disgraceful that people can attack Man City for spending, while teams like Real Madrid are spending a bloody lot more.


Real Madrid dream team...

Iker Casillas - in post
Sergio Ramos - in post
Pepe - in post
Marcelo - in post
Raul Albiol - £12 million
David Silva - £25 million
Kaka - £59 million
Frank Ribery - £60 million
C. Ronaldo - £80 million
David Villa - £40 million
Xabi Alonso - £20 million

Total = £296 million

Man City dream team...

Shay Given - in post
Nedlam Onuoha - in post
Kolo Toure - £12 million
Joleon Lescott - £15 million
Wayne Bridge - in post
Stephen Ireland - in post
Gareth Barry - £12 million
Robinho - in post
Carlos Tevez - £30 million
Samuel Eto`o - £30 million

Total = £99 million

I rest my case!

Date:Tuesday June 9 2009
Time: 1:24PM


Gonzalo Higuain ISNT a former Real Madrid youth player! He was bought from River Plate. ;)
09/06/2009 13:37:00
Elite club protectionsim goes right to the top of UEFA and FIFA. Meanwhile, the media silence over Kaka's stunning desertion of the AC fans who campaigned for him to stay is drifting into amazing compliance. He's now getting the martyr tratment for "saving" AC Milan. But had he signed for "liddle ciddy" today there would be some serious foaming going on. For the usual suspects check out our "Fools You Are" article below.
Johnny Baguette
09/06/2009 13:44:00
hmmmm could also be cuz ur dream team seems to only have 10 players mate.?
09/06/2009 14:05:00
you'll have to ask the editor because he decided to remove Alonso from it but not replace him. Still, is one player going to cost £197 million?
09/06/2009 14:20:00
firstly you have 10 players in your team. secondaly that is NOT your dream team. ur just being manipulitive to make yourselves look better. man city built from nothing using their millions to change a lucky non relegation side to uefa challenges, don't delude yoursleves. Real madrid's side is mostly already there and are alrady challenging for top spot in spain-last season they won. also to make it fairer you should include all the prices of your players. BUT that can't be a dream team, that is a team of all you will ever amount to; you hope. who would want robinho over ronaldo or villla? you are using the information to make yourselvs look better even tho you are much worse. only 2 players in the team have not been bought in since the "revoloution", ireland and onouha, real madrid have 4. you are being so single minded it is ridicculous. I REST MY CASE
09/06/2009 14:20:00
The big differences between the two are thus; the City owners are spending their own wealth. Madrid are not. If this galactico experiment fails like the last one did, Perez will walk away without having spent a penny of his own money. He won his election unopposed because nobody else could put up the deposit to run for election at Madrid, yet he gets help to spend this money from favourable financial institutions. As much as I do not care for the way in which the likes of Chelsea and City are looking to achieve success, at least it is at the behest of individuals responsible for the money they are spending.
Little Dutch
09/06/2009 14:25:00
Real Madrid = One of the biggest teams in world football, adding an other couple of world class players to add the ones they already have. Manchester City = Mid table English side trying to get to the top straight away by spending ridiculous amounts of Arab money, practically buying a completely new team and squad. There is a quite clear difference, whether you want to accept that or not.
09/06/2009 14:45:00
Come on lads. The mood I'm sensing here from rivals fans, nevermind the glaringly selective inconsistent statements from the likes of Mr. Platini, is that it's OK for Real Madrid to maintain the European status quo but not at all for Manchester City to dare to even begin to challlenge it.
Johnny Baguette
09/06/2009 15:07:00
I agree with every word of EvertonMike. You guys are just deluding yourselves by showing the above 10 players as your "Dream Team".
09/06/2009 15:10:00
I pretty much agree... I was fairly disgusted by the treatment you recieved in january, however now that real are doing exactly what you said you would do last summer, they are being hailed... the only explanation I can think of is that you didn't use the word galactigos...
09/06/2009 15:12:00
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