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City Stranded With Over Paid & Over Priced Players

City Stranded With Over Paid & Over Priced Players

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook and football administrator Brian ­Marwood are stranded with over paid and over priced players.

That's exactly what several of the Red Tops have been reporting for months and to be honest, I have to agree.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Wayne Bridge, Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz, Nedum Onuoha and Jo are still contracted to MCFC and I'm sure even they would be the first to admit - they haven't a hope in hell of getting a squad number this season.

Reports suggest their combined wages are approximately £500,000 a week and even with the financial clout of ADUG this cannot be sustained for another season - surely?

Adebayor is thought to be the biggest earner from the six earning a whopping £130,000 a week but if you were in their shoes what would you do? Perhaps one would be happy to stay and pocket their mega-bucks salary and do nothing in return, or if they had any morals then perhaps they should be prepared to drop their salary demands and move on.

The club are thought to be holding out for the best price possible but with the UEFA financial fair play rules on the horizon perhaps Cook and Marwood should bite the bullet and let them go at a loss.

The summer transfer window closes on 1 September and something or someone is going to have to compromise. I wonder who it will be.

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

Date:Sunday June 26 2011
Time: 10:38AM


Who exactly is going to have any sympathy with Man Citeh? Behave lads, you've brought this on yourself. Just another soul less club who is hoping to buy success by throwing stupid money on average to poor players. If your players hang on to their large contracts fair play to them, you only have yourselves to blame!
26/06/2011 11:19:00
One has to start somewhere and that's exactly what we've done. The difference is we can attract the so-called A list of players now we're in the Champions League and so something has to give, especially with the introduction of a 25-man squad and of course the UEFA rules on the financial side of things.
26/06/2011 11:31:00
Timmsy lets be honest mate, if your club had the money they had you wouldn't complain. Not their fault they got took over, they might pay big money for average players but teams over price them because of the money they have, thats the way it goes now but they will be succesfull.
26/06/2011 11:47:00
Bloody hell P.Avfc that's the most sensible comment you've ever made on VMC. I applaud you sir.
26/06/2011 11:58:00
I won't slate you because as supporters its not your fault and not many have had it harder than city fans over the years, although i will slate your board and the way the club has been run, we would have bought bellamy of you in a heart beat but instead you would rather pay him to play at cardiff, its not the fee's you pay for players thats my objection its your money and you may have inflated the market but thats your perogative but the wages you have paid are starting to make football unsustainable, the likes of barry are reported to be on over a 100grand a week and in my opinion you should be able to spend what you want but your rediculous wage paying should be capped immediately for the good of the game in general nothing personal i actually like city and good luck to you in the cl next season
26/06/2011 12:06:00
I wouldn't want that money at my club. I don't even want that money at any club, it's silly and could be better suited helping things that really matter in the world. People need to get a grip and realize it's a just a sport and the world is a ****e place right now and some people could really use that money. No over paid primma donnas who got lucky playing a kids game.
26/06/2011 12:06:00
Perhaps the answer could be a player salary cap. That way all the top clubs could buy on an level playing field. Thoughts?
26/06/2011 12:26:00
City CEO is actually calling for a salary cap believe it or not. He has been quoted as saying the current European model is unsustainable. Why do City cop all the flak for this anyway? The wage bill is similar to U*d's and a lot less than Chelsea's. At least City's and Chelsea's ( to an extent ) outlay is coming from money they actually own rather than loans that the so called top clubs across Europe use to fund their businesses. LA Villian it's all relative mate, as long as the TV revenue is so high, the prize money is so high and the sponsorship revenue is so high the players wages will reflect this. Would you rather the club's executives pocket the money for themselves than the players get it? P.Avfc, is that really you? Fair play to you mate.
26/06/2011 12:54:00
No problem bluedub. At the end of the day every team HAS to pay big for players in order to be successful, teams are over pricing there players which means teams like city, chelsea, utd and even us have to pay big bucks for players who simply are worth half of it. All teams are guilty of it, look at utd and lpool the prices they have paid for jones and henderson is criminal. City aren't the only team throwing the cash about. And LA Villan what you on about we would love that kind of money at villa as long as we spent it the right way and had good owners backing the manager then cool.
26/06/2011 13:26:00
Bollox to those criticizing us. I saw Liverpool fans do the same and now with money, go to their forum RAWK and they are 10x worse for transfer muppetry than we City fans are, demanding this player and that, not even batting an eyelash at the amount of money Liverpool are splashing out. It'd be the same with any club who came into wealth that could finally end the year after year monotone of watching 4 teams dominate above them by spending money on good players. Our early transfer policy was scattergun but it is better now. However, we're stuck with the mediocrity Hughes signed.
26/06/2011 13:30:00
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