Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Am I missing something ?

Am I missing something ?

Just heard that Palace have accepted an £8.5m bid for the widely expected departure of Andy Johnson.

Not entirely a surprise in itself, but when I read down to see what 'big' club has gone in for him, I thought it was a mis-print when I saw it was Wigan !!

Now with respect to Wigan who had a great first season in the top flight, how is it that a smalltown club with no great football tradition can stump up that sort of cash, plus his wages, whilst City are scratching around looking for Bosmans and cheap big-club rejects? I just can't get my head around it.

Fair-dos to Wigan for their ambition and why Johnson would want to go there God alone knows, but why can't we make signings like that. Even Bolton put in an £8m bid !

I know we signed Samaras in the transfer window, but that was an exception rather than the rule and to be honest the jury is still out on him. I just have a bad feeling that we'll end up with a crop of average and/or aging signings and we've already been linked with a few (Dickov, Fortune, Traore etc).

Now there was a great article posted on the site yesterday questioning City's real ambitions, so come on Wardle and Co, let's see City's name in the frame for some quality signings this summer and not picking up the left-overs that none of the other clubs want. Bringing SWP back would be a decent starter for ten !


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Wednesday May 24 2006
Time: 9:53PM

Comments

0
Could it be that Wigan is a better run club, with a more astute manager and a chairman who is willing to help the club?
WiganWonderland
24/05/2006 22:29:00
0
Could it be that Wigan is a better run club, with a more astute manager and a chairman who is willing to help the club?
WiganWonderland
24/05/2006 22:29:00
0
mate - you could well be right on all three counts
bluetone
24/05/2006 23:42:00
0
mate - you could well be right on all three counts
bluetone
24/05/2006 23:42:00
0
Could it be that Wigan have a rich sugar daddy pumping money into the club. Either that or they're willing to bet their future existence on Andy Johnson coming up with the goods. If Chelsea are up for a lease-back on SWP that'd be great. Beyond that there are some good players who've been associated with us in the last season or two, many of whom are available. We're not hearing anything out of the club and we don't know if they're doing that deliberately so prices and wage demands don't get inflated or if they're just out of cash. It'd be nice to know why we don't know even if we still didn't know
uptoeleven
25/05/2006 00:20:00
0
Could it be that Wigan have a rich sugar daddy pumping money into the club. Either that or they're willing to bet their future existence on Andy Johnson coming up with the goods. If Chelsea are up for a lease-back on SWP that'd be great. Beyond that there are some good players who've been associated with us in the last season or two, many of whom are available. We're not hearing anything out of the club and we don't know if they're doing that deliberately so prices and wage demands don't get inflated or if they're just out of cash. It'd be nice to know why we don't know even if we still didn't know
uptoeleven
25/05/2006 00:20:00
0
Could it be that Wigan is a better run club, with a more astute manager and a chairman who is willing to help the club?" WiganWonderland yes
green giant 12
25/05/2006 00:23:00
0
Could it be that Wigan is a better run club, with a more astute manager and a chairman who is willing to help the club?" WiganWonderland yes
green giant 12
25/05/2006 00:23:00
0
Our club need another ABu!!!
Hector_zju
25/05/2006 06:02:00
0
Our club need another ABu!!!
Hector_zju
25/05/2006 06:02:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester City Articles

Manchester City v Wolves - Match Preview

City complete their mini-sequence of 4 consecutive home games on Tuesday when the Championship leaders Wolves visit the Etihad for the 4th round of the EFL Cup.

The Ped Report City 3-0 Burnley

City Pass the Weather Test

Stats: Manchester City v Burnley

All the stats from Manchester City (3) vs (0) Burnley, The Etihad Stadium, 21/10/17 15h00 BST Att: 54,118

Four Clubs Miss Disabled Access Target

On Friday evening it was confirmed that four clubs had failed to honour their self set deadline for basic access standards for disabled fans.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

City's performance, out of five against Burnley?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five0%
Four25%
Three75%
Two0%
One0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb280
2.Johnny Baguette264
3.Buzz Lightyear250
4.BamaEngineer161
5.Rising136
6.Bluedub123
7.Colin Is The King99
8.johnkelv78
9.OziMan46
10.kennyclementstache42
Vital Football Comment