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Bitter Bellamy Brandishes Blame

Bitter Bellamy Brandishes Blame

Craig Bellamy has his own agenda - he intends to stay at Manchester City and collect his final years £80,000 a week salary.

The 31-year-old has not spoken to Blues boss Roberto Mancini in 18-months and brandishes the blame for the silence solely on the Italian.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Telegraph the Welshman explains why he has no intention of giving up his £320,000 a month wages.

"No chance, that is impossible," Bellamy said."Because I have my own academy [in Sierra Leone) where I have to take care of 13 children, day in, day out. My wages are more important to them, than they are for me. Manchester City is the richest club in the world. They work to a budget that no one else works to, so they can write their own rules. Right now, the club has got itself in a situation where a lot of players have to go on loan."

On the subject of considering another season long loan deal with Cardiff Bellers had this to say.

"To be honest, I do not want to go on loan again, because where would I go after that? After another loan period my options would be probably reduced."

"A permanent move would be the best, but it would have to be somewhere wealthy, so I can guarantee future earnings for my charity, but that would be difficult with my current wages."

"If they [City] pay me my final year of my wages, then I'm sure I can go wherever I want. In that case, my first option would be Cardiff, to give it another go. But is has to be feasible, the financial health of the club is the most important thing."

"Obviously it all depends on Manchester City. At present, I expect to go back there and stay the whole year. And if Mancini is still there, I'll do probably very little; obviously I won't be involved with him and the first team."

Bellamy is going to dig his heels in and whether the club like it or not he's determined to collect every penny he's owed.

As a professional footballer Bellamy has a notorious track-record of poor discipline wherever he plays and if he's allowed to remain at Eastlands I for one am convinced he'll be as mischievous as he possibly can and in doing so cause chaos. Based on the above my suggestion is to buy-out his contact and get rid.

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

Date:Friday July 8 2011
Time: 9:32AM


You cant blame him really. You pay the silly money expect a few stragglers after you've used and abused them.
08/07/2011 09:35:00
I don't think the club has used him Timmsy. If the boss tells you to do something and you don't then expect the consequences. The problem with Bellamy is that he's a hot-head and has a temper on him. I'm sure if he'd spoken to Mancini and explained the reason why he couldn't train like the others then i'm sure something could have been worked out. But no, not Bellers, he storms out and goes home like a spoilt school girl.
08/07/2011 09:40:00
We are just the latest club to find out the reason why Bellamy has never stayed in one place for too long. Another of Hughes questionable purchases, although he did sometimes look the business for us.
08/07/2011 09:43:00
Used and abused? Come back to planet earth Timmsy. What did the club abuse him with £80k a week?
08/07/2011 09:47:00
fifthcolumnblue - I agree when you say at times he looked the business. Pity he couldn't channel his aggression but I suppose he wouldn't have been the same player without it.
08/07/2011 10:05:00
Figure of speach chaps. Simply meaning, you used him untill you found better (which wasnt too hard) then he finds himself surplus to requirements and earning over the odds. Of course he will let his contract run down - nobody else will come close to paying him 80k a week.
08/07/2011 10:20:00
No, wrong Timmsy, a new manager came in that wasn't prepared to afford him the special favour he received from the previous manager and so Bellamy spat the dummy.
08/07/2011 10:24:00
Tell you what though, if we'd had him with us last season we'd have won the league. He does have that "impact" ability and like Tevez canot give less than 100%....and Stretford are terrified of him!
08/07/2011 11:02:00
Stretford are terrified of him because he's almost nasty, vicious and unhinged enough to be one of their own.
08/07/2011 13:36:00
Your club is starting to resemble a Chelsea tool box
08/07/2011 17:45:00
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