Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
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.
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.
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.
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
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