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Harry Concedes To The City Contenders

Harry Concedes To The City Contenders

Bob Cass at The Mail has given us another reminder of the shockwaves MCFC are sending through football right now as Harry Redknapp declares The Blues have blown Spurs out of the water...

It's not the first time that Redknapp has bemoaned City's impact this year as Mark Hughes steadily strengthens his squad.

'I'm looking to strengthen the squad and we've made inquiries for some good players. But it's very difficult. City have blown us out of the water.'

Redknapp confirmed that Spurs were in for Roque Santa Cruz and Gareth Barry but could not compete with City across the board.

To hear Harry concede to City's superiority in the transfer market over the likes of Spurs only adds to the utterly surreal experience of being a Manchester City supporter this past ten months.

Go back only two years, nevermind ten years to the days when City's rearguard actions led by Richard Dunne and Sylvain Distin repeatedly repelled waves of attacks that threatened to see The Blues relegated, and you have to pinch yourself to accept what is going on.

Right now, City's stealth bomber approach in the transfer market continues, the cover only having been blown by Silvio Berlusconi, Joan Laporta and Peter Kenyon to date as The Blues hierarchy almost mischeviously declare their intent to rock the G14 elite club's yacht.

They don't like it up 'em.

We expected surprises this summer and there may very well be more to come but already few would disagree that a far stronger City side to the one that faired so erratically last season will be taking the field at Ewood Park next month.

Many Blues feel City's UEFA bonus that turned into a gruelling league form destabiliser this year came a season too soon so an upcoming campaign focused entirely on domestic competition clearly makes City very real contenders.


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday July 4 2009
Time: 10:01PM

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Sniff, sniff ...can somebody pass the hanky please .....
04/07/2009 22:07:00
Its a Good, Good Club!!!
04/07/2009 22:16:00
Yes its a funny old game.... Seeing you guys march to the top will be surreal, see you on the otherside i suppose lol. Our time will come again but we will need our 60,000 seat bad boy to compete. Surely you boys are gonna come top 4 this year?
04/07/2009 22:30:00
There's gonna be a lot of disappointed people if we don't, Yiddo...
04/07/2009 22:37:00
Only top 4 if we complete the tevez and eto'o deals with the addition of a couple of defenders. We shall see how it pans out over the coming weeks but we are expecting big things.
04/07/2009 23:09:00
I posted this on the Daily Mail as a reaction to the Redknapp article, no doubt it will get blocked lol: Redknapp, what a jealous hypocrite! When he managed Portsmouth (a backwater club with less than 20,000 fans when our gates were 45,000) they were constantly poaching our players offering impossibly high salaries (that we now see their owner could not afford). City had too much class to whine about that in the press. Our owner can afford whatever we pay; we now represent the pride and prestige of Abu Dhabi and the City of Manchester. We pay all transfers upfront without debt money. As for Tottenham, they have spent more money than Arsenal never mind City over the years, with the aid of their billionaire owner Joe Lewis. Salaries aside, as if Barry or Santa Cruz would even consider Spurs as an option against the ambitious plans of Sheikh Mansour. He will be saying Spurs were in for Tevez and Eto'o next. You should all be grateful; City is the only club attempting to bring in world class talent to the EPL. Without stars, do you really think the tv deal will be as generous next time?
City Girl
04/07/2009 23:26:00
This hang-dog cock sucker always has something uninteresting to say. Usually to throw off the scent of another upcoming whiff of scandal.
05/07/2009 00:02:00
Hey! How did c**k get through the filter? Has it been downgraded?!
05/07/2009 00:04:00
You had better hope like ***** that your manager gets it right or you will be looking for a new one pretty soon and all these big ticket players will be asking themselves what the ***** have I done.
05/07/2009 00:23:00
You have supported City for 30 years. You have bought a ticket for every game, home and away. You travel by train to every gasme, up and down the country at considerable expense. Or you drive and buy petrol. You've bought hundreds of programmes, replica kits, scarves... countless pre-match meals and beers, maybe you've even paid for kids to come to many of the games. Thousands of pounds. But you know what? ALL OF IT does not even pay ONE DAY of the salary City plans to pay John Terry. That's right, your entire life supporting City and every hard-earned penny you've spent on the Blues does not equal one day of Terry's projected 300,000 weekly salary. Fact. When you watch him play, just remember how long and hard you've had to support the club to see 90 minutes of his play. Then tell us if it was worth it. Sad.
Sir Cecil
05/07/2009 04:31:00
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