Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday July 4 2009
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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