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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

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!
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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!!
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03/07/2009 12:35:00

30m pounds in post-Real money era, that is almost insulting.
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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.
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03/07/2009 13:31:00

LifeLongBlue - are you seriously doubting us?
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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03/07/2009 15:22:00

Forget about signing anyone from Chelsea that we don't want to get rid off! In fact you can forget about them as well because no chelsea player in their right mind would want to go from a top club to a wannabe top club like yourselves! When Roman took over Chelsea we were already building something special and we already secured a Cl spot.. YEs he spent money but you guys have no backbone and it will take years before you can even start to think about a top four finish! It's an insult to every chelsea fan and to our football club to bid 30M for Terry.. He is the best player we got and also the most loyal one.. Not even with 100M would we consider selling him and Terry would die and go to hell before he would wear your light blue gay suits! Dream all you want but try to keep your common sense intact before coming after players like Terry and good luck getting the leftover gloryhunters like Tevez and Eto'o... Even with those 2 you won't even come close to smell on the 4th place! Carefree!!
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03/07/2009 16:08:00

I meant gold diggers ;)
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03/07/2009 16:10:00

Rune3k,how can you say that Tevez and Eto'o are leftover gloryhunters.. as if the papers are to be believed YOU LOT are in for Tevez too.. as for it will take year's to get to a cl spot a detect a hint of nervousness in your thread as it will take maybe 2/3 years max and if roman does'nt start backing his manager soon and not gettin rid mid-season ala Big Phil.... maybe it's your place we WILL BE TAKING.... player power rules the roost at the bridge it seems
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03/07/2009 17:24:00

Rune3k, don't waste you breath around our site... do yourself a favour before our guys rip your arguments to shreds, you wouldn't be the first... Vital Man City, the best vital site
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03/07/2009 18:31:00

"Light blue gay suits." Good grief. Terry being the ONLY loyal Chelsea player to have come through the ranks. And what's this? Chelsea have signed a Manchester City Academy graduate today. Well, that's at least consistent considering the side they put out in the FA Youth Cup Final last year. A host of foreign Academy signings up against City lads who had been at the club since 9 years old.
Johnny Baguette
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03/07/2009 18:40:00

Johnny Baguette - I feel embarrassed for you. Sturridge only joined you in 2003 at age 13, not 9 and he joined you from Coventry. Hardly a "Citeh boy". samuraisuraj - Carvalho is the one who said he wants to leave, we can't stop him. Alex had a great season and stamped himself ahead of Carvalho and with Ivanovic coming in as well, I think Carvalho feels the need to move on. It's sad because he's been so good but I think Serie A would be perfect for him given his age.
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04/07/2009 04:47:00

although dunnie been a stalwart of the team, i dont think he is handling the pressure very well, he knows his place under threat and cant seem to pick himself up, is it just nerves? if so then then exactly how it should be and we need someone like terry or carvalho to push dunnie to max and find out what he really made of
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04/07/2009 10:55:00

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. too right
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04/07/2009 16:39:00

If Dunnie does go I wish him all the best wherever he finishes , he has served us well and deserves to do well. If we are to take the next step upwards we have to stop thinking with our hearts and start thinking who best fits our needs to take that step and unfortunately some of our past heroes will have to move on. It does not mean we think any less of them and they will always be remembered for their contribution.
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