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City Similar To Chelsea Says Redknapp

Tottenham boss, Harry Redknapp believes Manchester City will win the Premier League within four or five years. 'It's like Chelsea all over again. They're so wealthy.'

The 63-year-old's comments come from a man who knows just about everything there is to know about the English game.

Harry, who began his managerial career at League One side Bournemouth told Sky Sports magazine...

'They'll (Man City) will win the Premier League in the next four or five years. It's like Chelsea all over again. They're so wealthy; the man that owns them can buy any player he wants. It's not a problem to them. They can pay the wages that they want to. Really, they're impossible to compete with. In the end they'll win. They'll get the best players and if you've got the best players then eventually you are going to have the best team.'

'Arry, who still lives on the south coast, Sandbanks to be precise, continued...

'Sure it's about getting the right team but the manager's not a fool, I'm sure he can get a team to gel together. With an open chequebook available, I think Man City will definitely win the league in the next few years if the owner chooses to stay with it.'

Harry is widely respected within the football industry; however, I wonder how many of you reading the above agree with the so-called 'wheeler-dealer'.

Tell us what you think by adding your thoughts in the comments section directly below this article.

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

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 3 2010

Time: 10:18AM

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Well, "Sandbanks" is just about right for 'Arry. I suggest it'll Sinking Sandbanks when they get booted out of the Champions League in the Qualifiers. Still hunting for players on the cheap I see.
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03/08/2010 10:40:00

If there's one gaffer who talks about City with bizarre regularity it's Harold Redknapp. It's bordering on monthly. Taggart, maybe twice a year alongside Gollum Moyes and Mad Professor O'Neill. Ancelotti rarely. No other managers can be arsed. Just what is it about Harry and City?
Johnny Baguette
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03/08/2010 11:02:00

"It's like Chelsea all over again." Hmm, similar. Except we actually won trophies. It didn't take us 4 or 5 years of spending to win stuff. That's the difference. We had most of a team there ready for new additions. Today's City squad is nothing like it was 3 years ago.
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03/08/2010 11:52:00

LLB - this is City's second year of spending under ADUG, where you getting 4 or 5 years from?
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03/08/2010 11:57:00

Don't forget that Matthew Harding RIP had helped out Ken Bates with big investment in the mid 90's as City nosedived towards the third division. Fast forward and Ranieri benefitted from the stable foundations and CFC were an established top side. Apart from City and Chelsea having wealthy owners, IMHO comparison should stop there.
Johnny Baguette
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03/08/2010 12:15:00

bluedub, you are following a flawed transfer plan, i am not sure what your current plans will mean to the likes of B**dge, SWP , Bellamy De Jong and barry?? And what about robinho who you "successfully" got under the eyes of us??? Micah Richards???
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03/08/2010 12:52:00

''The 63-year-old's comments come from a man who knows just about everything there is to know about the English game.'' - Everything exept maybe how to win the league.
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03/08/2010 12:54:00

however City will be dangerous this season and i tip them to go all the way to second behind CFC
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03/08/2010 12:58:00

or third!!!
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03/08/2010 12:59:00

The Shiekks made a wrong decision here, they needed to buy a team that was already established i.e. great coach and regularly finishing in top 6 or 7, if the Shiekhs wanted instant success and not waste so much money, I may be bias, but a team like everton or cilla wouldve been a better bet.
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03/08/2010 13:05:00

harryspooner - when a new manager comes in it is obvious he will want to bring in his own personnel, we have only signed FOUR players this summer so far. Did Chelsea not do something similar when Mourinho came in? I expect Robinho to be gone, as he has made it clear he wants out, good riddance. As for the others you mention, I expect Richards, De Jong and Barry to feature regularly. Bridge and SWP will pobably be playing second fiddle, nothing new there, eh? If Bellamy stays he will not expect to play every game as his knees cannot withstand it at this stage. Only time will tell if indeed it is flawed or not.
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03/08/2010 13:09:00

Rob - who said the Sheikh wanted instant success? Do yourself a favour mate look up Sheikh Mansour's adress to City fans following the take over, it might give you a better grasp. Failing that, look up City chairman Khaldoon Mubarrak's comments regarding the club's plans.
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03/08/2010 13:37:00

Well if I was a billionaire and invested millions upon millions, wouldnt you expect at the veyr least a carling cup, last season you accomplished absolutely nothing
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03/08/2010 13:49:00

Chelsea did not spend 20 mils for mostly 2nd rate rejects plus wages weren't massive until Ballack came in.
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03/08/2010 13:52:00

Rob - we jumped five places in the league and cut the gap to the top from 40 points to 19 points, that is an accomplishment whatever way you look at it.
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03/08/2010 14:04:00

Ask Uncle 'Arry,he'll tell you everything about spending the club's loot & jumping ship.Maybe he wants the job?
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03/08/2010 14:15:00

ACLamp - neither have City.
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03/08/2010 14:16:00

It's only a matter of time before 'Arry blames City for ruining Tottenham's chances, bailing ship, going to another club that will pay him more money, ruining them with stupid transfers, going to an even bigger club, and then taking all the credit for their success. If the Arsenal job opens up, expect 'Arry to be the first in line for it.
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03/08/2010 15:21:00

For over a hundred million pounds you would expect a top 4 finish at least, I mean, your spending power is ridiculous, and yet you manage 5th, I mean everton did that for the past 3 seasons spending nothing
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03/08/2010 16:15:00

Bluedub, my comments about the 4 or 5 years came from the article and harry's quotes, not anything actually based on fact as the guy is a bit of an idiotic barrow boy. as johnnybaguette says the comparison should stop there and i agree, but time after time people bring it up, like kalou/redknapp/koscielny and we debate and argue the same stuff. you can;t expect us not to come out firing with the "facts" we know, I'd always expect the same of you. Bluedub, you seem to making good points on all three articles mate!!
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03/08/2010 16:36:00

The Shiekks made a wrong decision here, they needed to buy a team that was already established i.e. great coach and regularly finishing in top 6 or 7, if the Shiekhs wanted instant success and not waste so much money, I may be bias, but a team like everton or cilla wouldve been a better bet. Rob-EFC Well Rob they didnt buy your club they bought City so get over your jealousy you little genius!
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03/08/2010 16:46:00

Well if I was a billionaire and invested millions upon millions, wouldnt you expect at the veyr least a carling cup, last season you accomplished absolutely nothing Rob-EFC Well Rob you aint a billionaire so dont even attempt to guess how real billionaires think ok?
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03/08/2010 16:49:00

truely inspiring comments there me_innit. it makes me want to return to pre-school and learn words again
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03/08/2010 16:50:00

Talk about stating the obvious , Harry, though it won't stop the likes of Rob refusing to engage their brain( if its present that is).
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03/08/2010 16:53:00

And there it is. The crux of the problem for Rob_EFC. Through teary eyes he suggests that Sheikh Mansour should have bought his beloved Everton. "WHY O WHY WASN'T IT US? (sobs fade as he walks off into the distance) I'll tell you why it wasn't you: Crappy old ground (yes, loads of character, etc., and I actually quite like Goodison) but with no commercial value at all; Based in the economically depressed region of Liverpool (Liverpool is still receiving money from the European Development fund for economically depressed regions whilst Manchester, prior to the recession was the fastest growing region in the UK); The presence of a second very large club in a small population centre (greater Liverpool approx 800k, Greater Manchester approx 2.5million). So Rob, it wasn't just accidental that Sheikh Mansour chose to purchase Manchester City ahead of Everton - IT SIMPLY MADE MORE ECONOMIC SENSE. And let's face it, our owners are very serious businessmen. Sorry, not trying to rub it in (athough I'm sure you'll find a way of twisting my words into some kind of "Boast" about our money) I suspect the subject of weathy investors is quite a touchy one for you now that Liverpooll FC seem on the verge of a takeover, but that's how it is. In spite of you and the other City haters constantly bitching about us, I do hope Everton get some cash in the near future - Moyes can't go on working miracles with nothing forever.
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03/08/2010 22:20:00

Everton have the biggest ' chip on their shoulders' supporters I know - and the one with a chip a yard wide is Rob -EFC - take a bow Rob and just think another season in your crap stadium, with no money, no new players, no investors and no chance of winning anything - have a great season.
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03/08/2010 23:31:00

I'd like to know where the chip is willy? We'd keep to ourselves if people like you didn't come on to our forums trying to get a rise out of us. Works too much for my liking. At least you lot know you can actually buy the title - ask Blackburn. Personally if you ever win the Premiership it'll be a sad sad day for football.
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04/08/2010 08:06:00

I said, I might be a bit bias, but I also mentioned Villa, Its my opinion, if you think these Shiekhs had gone to Villa or someone then they wouldve finished top 4 at the very least last season, I will be very intrigued what you lot will do this season, with you lot rambling on about winning the title, its funny how you guys talk about it will take time, and that mid-table to 5th is a big achievement, yet now you want to go from 5th to 1st this season. I admit it, I do wish the Shiekhs had bought everton, and if anyone said they wouldnt want them is lying, but the way you city fans are going about it is ridiculous, you have fans like Willy criticsing our transfer policy for signing a 18yr old lad, it is just plain ignorance.
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04/08/2010 13:49:00

Rob - put these two words into a well known phrase UP WIND
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04/08/2010 14:39:00

And Willy what exactly have I been doing today???? I couldnt care less about city to tell you the truth, I just wanted to post ***** like you do on our site, and it obviously worked on this site, no wonder you do it on so many sites, actually kind of fun, although, the comment I said above was truthful, but the one about Everton adn the shiekhs that was a wind up
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04/08/2010 14:52:00

hahaha pantomime season big fish & minnows EPL very competitive many permutations 25 players TBA...Tottenham Hotspur need two prolific class strikers to develop loan or sign then the title & crown hahaha bananas whoops! ouch...
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06/08/2010 22:11:00


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