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The Inevitable Return Of Thaksin Shinawatra

Former Manchester City owner, Thaksin Shinawatra is making a return, but not as you know it.

Mr Thaksin, a telecoms tycoon turned politician had his $1.3 billion assets frozen by Thailand's supreme court last year but that's another story, However, the 61-year-old former Prime Minister of Thailand is banking on a political party headed by his younger sister to win elections on July 3rd and score another blow to the Thai establishment that tried and failed to bury his career.

Thaksin Shinawatra is best remembered by Manchester City fans when in 2008 he sold the club to the ruling family in Abu Dhabi. The best move he ever made.

The inevitable return of Thaksin Shinawatra story can be found here.

As the saying goes - under every cloud there is a silver lining and Thaksin was the cloud and the silver lining rolled into one.




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Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 30 2011

Time: 5:00PM

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Forgot all about Frank.
Tudor
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30/05/2011 17:06:00

Why criticise Thaksin. He was found guilty by a dodgy government and although he pleads his innocence, when it looked like it might drag our club into the mire, he made way and brought in the Sheik. Let's not also forget that he tried to buy Liverpool a few years earlier, and where we are now, could easily have been Liverpool had he gone there, and brought in Sheik Mansour when he was convicted.
BlueMancunian
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30/05/2011 17:15:00

Wow dont have a go at Franky baby! He saved our club! If he hadn't been there Sheikh Mansour would not be our owner fact!
jackblue
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30/05/2011 19:46:00

Perhaps we should all just consider Frank as the darkest hour before the new dawn.
fifthcolumnblue
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30/05/2011 20:07:00

No doubt about it, Frank's people knew their business contacts and then some.
Johnny Baguette
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30/05/2011 20:10:00

Frank waved at me once, will never forget that day.
BlueBilly
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30/05/2011 20:44:00

Living in Thailand i don't normaly comment on Thai politics but i will say that don't believe all you hear in the media (a bit like City) - Frank is loved by the poor people of Thailand and the majority would have back in a flash.
Thaibluefan
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31/05/2011 00:56:00

I didn't mean to have a go at Frank jackblue. The 'cloud and silver lining' comment was more of a 'tongue in cheek' throw-away comment.
Tudor
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31/05/2011 07:16:00

He did, in fact, save the club from financial oblivion...but he also let Sven go after a single season for not living up to his extremely high expectations. We must take the good with the bad and thank him for effectively handing the reigns over to an even richer owner, and since there is no harm, there is no foul.
PhillyBlueMoon
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31/05/2011 15:44:00

Long live Franky baby!!
CITYBOY1000
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31/05/2011 20:42:00

 

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