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Eto'o No Go But Jo May Go?

Eto'o No Go But Jo May Go?



Barçelona's revelation that City are after Samuel Eto'o has become something of a moralising pontificators dream but meantime, the City clear out looms large...

From what we can make out at this stage, Eto'o's relationship with Barçelona, which has always been bordering on love-hate is entrenched in some sort of bizarre Catalunyan mix of bluff and counter bluff.

His agent's press conference this morning revealed that Barça have now offered the mercurial striker a new two year contract which goes against signals the Catalan giants had previously given him that he should leave. And so the dance continues as Eto'o's adviser went on to add that the player would be 'delighted' to get off the 237 bus on Ashton New Road.

All a bit weird a la Kakagate and City fans who were previously unaccustomed (not unlike our club's hierarchy) to this nonsensical continental brinkmanship prior to January would do well to shrug it off and not even contemplate trying to make sense of it.

MCFC have to date declined to comment, confirm or deny anything. That may well be the best policy for the moment as the hacks and certain rival fans begin to foam over City ruining football again amid all the shocking financial hearsay rumours that go along with the Eto'o story. Should City choose to walk away, I can't think of many Blues who would complain or lose much sleep over it.

Meanwhile, City's squad rebuilding continues and the hapless Jo could be stumbling around at Goodison Park permanently before too long according to various reports. Everton are keen to bring the Brazilian in but to what cost? All eyes on Joleon Lescott for some guidance...

All this and much more to come from Vital MC on the day that Carlos Tevez ends his rag prison sentence.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday June 30 2009
Time: 1:47PM

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It seems to be as I suggested last week, that Eto'o is angling for more wages, and it doesn't matter much who he gets them from. Reputedly he's an intelligent lad, but sometimes the problem with intelligent lads is that they can tend to over-play the hand they have. He's trying to drag the whole world in right now, for the profile. He's going to have to play it very cool. IMO He'll stay if the dosh is in any way commensurate, but Barça may themselves be winding it up to get more transfer fee. For them, at least, this IS all about money.
roy harper
30/06/2009 14:14:00
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Some words they're using, like 'stratospheric' are words that are in some way meant to flatter us, tell us we're VERY BIG. Wind us up. Are we going to chance going right above valuation.. and risk embarrassment again a la Kaka? Or will Kal and the boys wind it all down?
roy harper
30/06/2009 14:23:00
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Top assessment, Roy! Maybe the Chairman will view the Eto'o signing as a luxury, ie if it doesn't come off, move on.
Johnny Baguette
30/06/2009 14:58:00
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I agree, we need to be cautious not to cause another Kakagate with ludicrous sums bandied about again like a toddler mashing buttons on a calculator. I am sure Cook et al have wised up to the politics in football and will gracefully bow out of anything turning into a debacle this time around. Eto'o would be the marquee signing that would open the floodgates for the worlds best at Eastlands, but if we can capture the signing of Tevez, I believe he will have a similar effect regardless.
eighthsin
30/06/2009 15:16:00
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Quasimodo Tevez would certainly add some muscle to our forward line. Pair him with The Boj!
Johnny Baguette
30/06/2009 15:20:00
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The one thing that sticks out for me, is that after all these years of being gone, the 237 service is still running - I loved that bus. (But not quite as much as the 219)
BlueWolfie
30/06/2009 15:42:00
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A personal favourite is the 236, wolf! Always delighted to see these numbers when I'm back in town!
Johnny Baguette
30/06/2009 15:54:00
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"On the day Tevez ends his Rag Prison sentence"- made me chuckle Mr Baguette. I hear he is bound for Edgeley Park following the new new money revelation that County will reveal on Friday.
greyhound
30/06/2009 17:44:00
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Eto'o (like Robinho) is a potential problem we don't need at this stage of our 'project'. If we finish 6th next season do we really think both of them will be happy with Europa football under the guise of it being progress? He clearly doesn't want to come, so lets walk away and issue a statement saying so! What we need are genuine grafters who join for the right reasons, like Barry and hopefully Tevez who are buying into the longer-term vision.
BitterBlue
30/06/2009 17:46:00
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I thought I had seen an article on VitalMC saying "ETO TO SIGN IN 48HOURS" what happened????
Klutch
30/06/2009 18:33:00
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