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Will Chelsea Report City To The FA Over JT?

Manchester City are expected to make a third bid for Chelsea Captain John Terry, however rumours circulating around Stamford Bridge suggest the club are on the verge of reporting City to the FA for tapping up the 28-year-old Englishman.

Depending on who you believe City are going to offer Chelsea anywhere between £40m and £50million, in addition, entice Terry with an incentive of being paid the highest salary in the Premier League, if not the world - £250,000 a week.

Chelsea are expecting Terry to make a public statement about his intentions in the next few days.

On our last poll Vital Manchester City asked the following...

Do Chelsea have a leg to stand on if they report City to the FA over John Terry?

Here is the result, in descending order.

Not really - 73%
Yeah I think so - 16%
Not bothered - 11%

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 24 2009

Time: 12:28PM

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I'm a Chelsea fan and even I think us reporting you for tapping up is a bit on the rich side. Lets be honest, you came out in the papers and said you wanted JT. Its not like you held an ilicit meeting in a London hotel restaurant with him, your manager and his agent, then denied it when the papers reported it?
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24/07/2009 12:33:00

Sensibly said OLASAL, it was quiet and then all of a sudden Chelsea make a public statement about City trying to get him, and then before he knew it, MH had mics shoved under his face. He may have said a little much when he spoke of giving Terry a new challenge and so on, but other than that, nothing he said or did could be misconstrued as 'tapping up' - particularly when it was Chelsea that made it public in the first place.
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24/07/2009 12:45:00

I think with our record we'd do well to shut up about tapping up. What does it achieve other than fostering resentment amongst everyone else and making everyone hate us even more for being hypocrites? Worth bearing in mind - the last player we tapped up - we got. Lets hope its not the same with JT. (unless you are going to give us 45m for him!)
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24/07/2009 13:00:00

Loose change 45m Olasal lol.
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24/07/2009 13:13:00

So he does have a price then Olasal.
Buzz Lightyear
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24/07/2009 13:36:00

couldnt give a toss if they do or not because it was chelsea who let the world know we was after terry NOT city. its good to see a good honest chelsea fan on here and fair play to you mate.
Mike Hunt
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24/07/2009 13:40:00

If you have broken the rules about approaching a player then yes we should report you, because you know if it was the other way round every man and his dog would be having a go at us. If you haven't any rules then nope no need ... What I would say is I wish we could take the press to court every time they print basically they would be in court full time..:O)
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24/07/2009 13:52:00

Also is it actually Cheslea saying they will report City, or is it "the press" saying Chelsea will report City.....big difference between those statements.. Chances are its the press based on a so called "inside source"... I just wish the whole sage would finish as its not helping anyone. Why would city spend 40m on JT, he's 29 and got a dodgy back. Yes he's a great leader and player but how many years do you really think you'll get out of him?
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24/07/2009 13:55:00

We absolutely should report Hughes for tapping up. We have been condemned in that department for much less than Hughes has done behind the back of Chelsea and in public media.
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24/07/2009 15:43:00

As soon as Taggart nabbed Berbaflop from Manchester airport without the permission of Tottenham all rules went out of the window. If they can get away with that then Hughes can have Terry over for dinner and give him a 10 million cheque desert for all the FA care.
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24/07/2009 16:18:00

The whole things a bit of a farce really, it'll be nuice when its put to bed in a week or so and we can stop reading Terry stories. Whats the City consensus on this? Do you reckon you still have a chance? I think its looking highly likely he'll still be a Chelsea boy come Aug 15th
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24/07/2009 16:56:00

Chelsea trying to squeeze an extra 15m out of losing terry methinks...
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24/07/2009 19:05:00

if you want to make him the highest paid player in the world I'd better warn you not to expect the best player in the world :-)
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24/07/2009 19:42:00

We don't expect to get him and we don't think he's that good. The only reason we want him is because he's a big name and he'll be better on the bench than Tal Ben-Haim.
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24/07/2009 23:40:00

They don't have a case to take to the FA ...end of story...
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25/07/2009 07:48:00

If the FA and press caught hughes, cooks, terry, terrys agents talking about a potential move in a hotel room.... Then yes, as a city fan, FA should punish us. Like the punishment chelsea got, after all chelsea dont tap players do they?
enzo city
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25/07/2009 11:11:00

I really do hope that Chelsea report city. Why? because their unprofessional jibes, conducted through the Press, would be put under scrutiny and they would have to start dealing in facts. For that reason I fully expect Chelski to petulantly walk away with their tail between their legs...
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25/07/2009 12:32:00

Sindbad, you are an arrogant fellow. Its just the press trying to talk this story up. The other MC members were too wise to latch on to this one. Looks like you took the mickey. Idiot.
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25/07/2009 17:40:00


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