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Terry Bid Signals End Of The Blue Road For Dunney?

Terry Bid Signals End Of The Blue Road For Dunney?

Chelsea's official statement today rejecting a second City bid this year for John Terry could signal the beginning of the City end for our skipper Richard Dunne...

Inter chief Jose Mourinho rates England captain Terry as the best centre back in the world and were you in Mark Hughes' shoes with the tremendous financial clout he has, there'd be few better experienced heads out there to help bring on the MCFC Academy's defensive graduates.

It's clear Terry is a one club man having been at Chelsea all his career which is a rarity in itself in the senior ranks at Stamford Bridge. An incredibly difficult task to prize away.

But the confirmation that Hughes is now turning his attention to the heart of City's defence points directly to a shake up and it's highly unlikely that the brilliant young Nedum Onuoha will be making way for whoever comes in.

Everton's Joleon Lescott and Arsenal's Kolo Toure remain heavily linked by the hacks although at this stage, no official bids have been revealed by their clubs. City's silent stealth bomber approach to transfers won't be giving anything away.

So what of Richard Dunne? Last season was absolutely wretched for the big hearted Irishman as errors in judgement and the fact that City's defence was infrequently over-run due to an inability for the team to defend as a unit left him ruthlessly exposed.

His recent brilliant performance for Ireland against Bulgaria showed precisely what Dunney is still capable of, but Planet Blue will be asking itself today whether or not Hughes now sees the skipper as something of a liability.

One thing for sure is that without Dunney, City would have been relegated earlier this decade as particularly in his partnership with Sylvain Distin, he repelled attack after attack.

Dunney turned his career around at City under Mad Kev's guidance and we can certainly be very thankful for the efforts the then City manager made in developing a player who has been City's rock for many seasons.

Do you think Richard Dunne will leave City this summer or will he be battling for us again next month? City fly to Hughes' Bavarian boot camp next week. Will Dunney be on the plane?

Give us your thoughts both here and in the VMC Forums...


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Friday July 3 2009
Time: 11:52AM

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Hahahahahahahahahaha, find your own talent, stop bidding for anyone who's ever played for Chelsea. Alex, Terry, Bridge, Drogba, Cudicini, Carvalho, Essien, Joe Cole. Best thing you could do is sign up one of our scouts instead, muppets! Good luck staying up this year!
03/07/2009 12:11:00
Yeah. Cant really see the captain of Chelsea and England wanting to move to a team like City meself!!
03/07/2009 12:35:00
30m pounds in post-Real money era, that is almost insulting.
03/07/2009 13:08:00
LifeLongBlue Of all those player you have read about in the papers, only Bridge is here. SWP and Danny Sturridge spring to mind? Now have a look at your own scouting system. Cockney mappet. Anyhow, i'll be sad to see Dunny go, but now is probably the time and good luck to him. He will always be well received at City.
03/07/2009 13:31:00
LifeLongBlue - are you seriously doubting us?
03/07/2009 13:58:00
There is no room for sentimentality if we are making a step change at the club. Dunne has to go along with everyone else who laughs when they give away a penalty or when their mistake costs us a goal. Not a good defender, not a winning mentality, a poor captain and can't pass the ball. Though, of course he does deserve a good reception when he returns to COMs with Hull/Stoke/Wolves etc.
City Girl
03/07/2009 14:04:00
I personally think you guys would be better off jumping in for someone like Carvalho. In my opinion he's been the best Centre Back in the league for years. And we're prepared to sell him for 1/3 of the price you're willing to pay for Terry.
03/07/2009 14:27:00
@johnywarren....Why would Chelsea want to sell Ricky?He makes occasional mistakes and was unfortunate to get injured during last season.That doesn't mean he should be readily offloaded.It is really bad that we can't support our own players at their bad time.
03/07/2009 14:45:00
I am not sure it would be Dunney who would be replaced.I also don't think Terry would sign for us unless Ancellotti indicated that terry was no longer needed. Chelsea have made no effort to sign a CB and the rumour was that Carvalho was wanted by the special one. Which means that terry is going nowhere.
Buzz Lightyear
03/07/2009 15:11:00
Lifelong Blue. You can't have been that life long if you are after suggesting Manchester City should find their own talent instead of buying everyone else's. So Abramovich needed scouts to buy in all those names. Right. Terry IS Chelsea's one youth graduate isn't he?
Johnny Baguette
03/07/2009 15:22:00
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