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We (Man City) Are Wealthy & Proud

We (Man City) Are Wealthy & Proud

With the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool up to their eyes in debt, isn't it nice just for once for Manchester City fans to sit back and gloat.

For years Man City have been the whipping boys, but not any longer. Our owners are on a mission - yes a mission, and that is to conquer the footballing world.

Real Madrid have borrowed more money that the whole GDP of Malta put together, and that's just to finance players such as Kaka and Ronaldo. In addition the cheeky buggers don't even intend resting on their laurels with more mega-buck signings in the pipeline.

We however don't have to worry about bank overdrafts, the taxman, player embargoes and arrears on the stadium rent. Well not anymore. Oh happy days!

I know this article will ruffle a few feathers but I'm past caring. Call me arrogant, call me what you will, but we are City, we are Manchester City.

Fact File

Man City's owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed rakes in an estimated $500m a day on oil production alone.

Within a family fortune of $1trillion (£555billion) he is set to make the £11.7billion spending power of Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich look like chicken feed.

Gulf Riches

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates but it lives in the shadow of its bigger and richer neighbour Dubai - the Persian Gulf's jewel in the crown.


Population: 1.3 million
Top Hotel: Burj Al Arab - the world's only 7 star
Oil production: 2.9 million barrels a day
Tourists: 7 million last year
Weather: 50c, plus in the summer months.

Abu Dhabi

Population: 850,000
Top Hotel: Five star Al Raha Beach
Oil production: 2.7 million barrels a day
Trophy asset: NewYork's Chrysler Building
Tourists: 1.5 million last year
Weather: Sunny and bloody hot!

Sheikh Mansour Very First Interview

The official Manchester City website asked the club owner 12 questions. To read the article, click here.

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Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Time: 11:59PM


but money hasnt bought us anything and the skint clubs are successful and i would rather talk about it more if we win something to be honest.
Mike Hunt
08/07/2009 00:01:00
I'd rather have a few quid in the bank and focus on the team rather than have the constant worry of debt and whether the wolf will be knocking.
08/07/2009 00:05:00
I'm happy enough to wait and see how far the money will take us. Let's face it, it won't hurt us now will it? Roll on the season.
08/07/2009 00:20:00
It's not correct to say that Dubai is the richer of the Emirates. In fact Abu Dhabi is, with the largest reserves of oil and one of the worlds biggest untapped gas fields.
08/07/2009 00:37:00
YES YOU ARE.... and your pathetic. You want to know why you’re quickly becoming the most hated club in Europe? And no it’s not your money, its your arrogance. Writing articles after articles with heading such as "Berbaflop Couldn't Do This" or "Will Aston Villa Become Man City's Feeder Club?" and "Rival Fans Have The Audacity To Attack Man City". No one outside of Mancity cares about you guys and what you guys do or who you sign, so why do you constantly make it a point of writing articles attacking other fans? Is it because you want some attention and you’re not getting any? If you want attention try winning something first before getting big headed and making stupid comments such as "With the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool up to their eyes in debt, isn't it nice just for once for Manchester City fans to sit back and gloat." SO GLOAT, Yes you guys are a small club with lots of money and some greedy player, WOOOOO we are all so impressed. Trying winning something first, you lot are aware that that’s what football is about right and not how much money you have…..
08/07/2009 01:04:00
Sorry to rubbish your article, but a lot of this is, just...well...wrong. Abu Dhabi is the largest Emirate and it is also by far the wealthiest. It's oil reserves are vast compared to Dubai's dwindling supplies, hence Dubai's over eagerness to invest in tourism and finance. Also, the Burj Al Arab is not the only 7 star hotel in the world, the Town House Galleria in Milan is also. If you're going to write an article with such arrogance, at least make sure you are in possession of the facts. Also, as the slightly pathetic Klutch has stated above, it wouldn't do sites such as yours any harm by having a bit of humility when talking about our club. In general, I couldn't care less what other clubs think of us if we are winning, but quite frankly the 'new money' attitude of some of our fans shows no class whatsoever. I our owner and Chairman are doing a superb job of investing in the back-room and playing staff as well as the infrastructure of the club and are letting the manager and CEO get on with the job of running the club, hopefully the fans can also do their bit in showing the world that Man City fans really are the best in the world and are not misrepresented by a few childish articles posted on here.
08/07/2009 01:21:00
you are correct dunnie. thats the main reason dubai is shifting the focus of its economy- their oil is running out. abu dhabi will soon rise to pre-eminence- with man city as its number 1 advertisement (and number 1 team in the world!).
08/07/2009 01:26:00
I asked for opinion, I asked for ridicule. Klutch can say what he wants, similar to you Blend. I will continue to write grabbing headlines no matter what the circumstances are. As I said in my piece, I don't really give a monkeys what opposing fans say. However please keep your replies family friendly - getting fed up deleting comments. Cheers.
08/07/2009 01:31:00
klutch is a bitter liverpool supporter throwing his toys out of his pram - soon to be reclaimed by the debt collectors ofcourse! ;)
08/07/2009 01:33:00
I have an ex-son-in-law who is Liverpool mad. I thought it was him trying to give me grief.
08/07/2009 01:36:00
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