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Nasri: City Fans Are Really Passionate



City and France midfielder Samir Nasri has spoken to our pals at citytv of the impression he has of Manchester City supporters...

'It's a big relief to be honest. It was a long negotiation between the towo clubs and now I'm finally a City player. That's what I wanted since the start so I'm really happy.

'I was a little frustrated. I told manage I wanted to leave as I wanted to do the whole pre season with Manchester and get to know my team mates.

'Today is a big day for me, a new start and I'm looking forward to do it.

'City supporters are really passionate and it reminds me of Marseille. Arsenal have good fans but not that passionate. I remember when we played at City and lost three nil the crowd was amazing. That's what I want...atmosphere. Even the weather is nice when I arrived today. I don't see the difference from London but I am here to play football, to enjoy it and win the title.

'I spoke on holiday with Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Patrick Vieira. It was important to have their opinions. Vieira is a legend in France and everyone loves him.

'When he says Manchester City is the place to be and they want to win everything you listen.'


Nasri went on to confirm he has been welcomed on the telephone by City Chairman the shrewd Khaldoon Al Mubarak and spoke of his respect for Kun Aguero and David Silva:

'I love this kind of player. They are not tall, like me. They have quick feet and they love to play. When you play with players like this you are always looking to have a connection with them. With YaYa, Dzeko and Tevez if he stays, I just can't wait to play with them!

'In France they call Manchester City The Galacticos as was once said of Real Madrid.'


Finally, the quicksilver new Blue spoke of his final game at Arsenal against Liverpool:

'I wanted to play. I am not good at negotiations and I have agents who have the quality to do that. Me, I just want to play. The pre seaosn was hard. I didn't play the last couple of days because the manager wanted to prepare his side for The Premier League. When I saw the discussions continue I told him I wanted to play. I needed competition and promised to stay professional until the end.'

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Date:Wednesday August 24 2011

Time: 6:16PM

Your Comments

I lost my voice cheering Aguero at the end of the Swansea game and couldn't talk on the way home. I'll gladly prove my passion by doing likewise for Nasri. :D
StuMCFC
I lost my voice cheering Aguero at the end of the Swansea game and couldn't talk on the way home. I'll gladly prove my passion by doing likewise for Nasri. :D
StuMCFC
WOW!! Do we have "New Player Speech Writer" now? Clichy, Aguero and Nasri said all the right things. Good to have the lad. Can't wait to see him on the pitch!! What a squad we now have?!?! "The Galacticos?" HA HA! I can get used to that.
mtspark
WOW!! Do we have "New Player Speech Writer" now? Clichy, Aguero and Nasri said all the right things. Good to have the lad. Can't wait to see him on the pitch!! What a squad we now have?!?! "The Galacticos?" HA HA! I can get used to that.
mtspark
If he plays as well as he interviews will be seeing some pretty magical stuff happening on the pitch hopefully come Sunday! Bienvenue a Manchester petit prince!
Blue ponderer
If he plays as well as he interviews will be seeing some pretty magical stuff happening on the pitch hopefully come Sunday! Bienvenue a Manchester petit prince!
Blue ponderer
Nasri wil make a massive difference even though we are already playing really well and for long periods playing fantastic stuff. The squad is awesome and we will win trophies this season, I'm sure of it.
Barney Daniels
Nasri wil make a massive difference even though we are already playing really well and for long periods playing fantastic stuff. The squad is awesome and we will win trophies this season, I'm sure of it.
Barney Daniels
Ouch!
RobsonGreensleeves
Ouch!
RobsonGreensleeves
What sort of scummy club approves of a new signing to say that about the club they've left? Answer = A club with zero class but cash coming out of their ears and a**** called Cook as CEO. And to think, I thought I hated United.
Howard
What sort of scummy club approves of a new signing to say that about the club they've left? Answer = A club with zero class but cash coming out of their ears and a**** called Cook as CEO. And to think, I thought I hated United.
Howard
Come back to Emirates Samir, we will show you our passion. Scumbag.
Sajit
Come back to Emirates Samir, we will show you our passion. Scumbag.
Sajit
Get over yourselves Howard and Sajit. A
fifthcolumnblue
Get over yourselves Howard and Sajit. A
fifthcolumnblue
Burn him at the stake for saying you're not as passionate, ffs lads give it a rest, that aside he's had great things to say about Arsenal and their fans.
Bluedub
Burn him at the stake for saying you're not as passionate, ffs lads give it a rest, that aside he's had great things to say about Arsenal and their fans.
Bluedub
OMG. What kind of a classless club allows it's players to say stuff like this about their former club? Shocking. "I am the player I am today because of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal and I will never criticise them," Nasri said. "He came to find me at Marseille and made me the player I am. "The only thing I have to say to the fans is to trust Arsene Wenger. He knows what he is doing. "He has been a great manager for the club for 15 years, they have to trust him. He is a wonderful human being and deserves a lot of respect."
fifthcolumnblue
OMG. What kind of a classless club allows it's players to say stuff like this about their former club? Shocking. "I am the player I am today because of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal and I will never criticise them," Nasri said. "He came to find me at Marseille and made me the player I am. "The only thing I have to say to the fans is to trust Arsene Wenger. He knows what he is doing. "He has been a great manager for the club for 15 years, they have to trust him. He is a wonderful human being and deserves a lot of respect."
fifthcolumnblue
Burn him I say, burn him. He's obviously a witch.
Bluedub
Burn him I say, burn him. He's obviously a witch.
Bluedub
I'm sure Ade will have a few words to say about us when/if he moves to Spurs! Doubt I'll be on Vital Spurs badmouthing their club though. Zero class...... you said it Howard.
RobsonGreensleeves
I'm sure Ade will have a few words to say about us when/if he moves to Spurs! Doubt I'll be on Vital Spurs badmouthing their club though. Zero class...... you said it Howard.
RobsonGreensleeves
Fair's fair Blues. Arsenal are prolific boo-ers and last time I was at The Emirates showed terrific passion in the way they read their books...
Johnny Baguette
Fair's fair Blues. Arsenal are prolific boo-ers and last time I was at The Emirates showed terrific passion in the way they read their books...
Johnny Baguette
Galacticos my arse!
niteworlok
Galacticos my arse!
niteworlok
No thanks Niteworlok, you can galacticos your own ass, I'm not that type of boy.
fifthcolumnblue
No thanks Niteworlok, you can galacticos your own ass, I'm not that type of boy.
fifthcolumnblue
Nothing Nasri said was untrue, Arsenal seem to have priced many of their working class hardcores out of tickets nowadays, replacing them with the prawn sandwich brigade. Enjoying the subsequent bitterness though, one lovely Arsenal fan threatened to cut Nasri's family up into pieces and mail them to him. Truly a wonderful fanbase.
StuMCFC
Nothing Nasri said was untrue, Arsenal seem to have priced many of their working class hardcores out of tickets nowadays, replacing them with the prawn sandwich brigade. Enjoying the subsequent bitterness though, one lovely Arsenal fan threatened to cut Nasri's family up into pieces and mail them to him. Truly a wonderful fanbase.
StuMCFC
Oooh Niteworlok you saucy minx!
Bluedub
Oooh Niteworlok you saucy minx!
Bluedub
Galacticos? That squad that is considered some of the biggest flops in football because the success they had was quite poor for the individual quality and collective cost of the team? If I was you guys i'd avoid that tag.
TheFamousNo7
Galacticos? That squad that is considered some of the biggest flops in football because the success they had was quite poor for the individual quality and collective cost of the team? If I was you guys i'd avoid that tag.
TheFamousNo7
Granted City has built a fantastic squad of players, but at what cost. I see the benefit of money from outside football being brought into the clubs and the fees City pays for their new players is good money for the selling club. But what do you as City supporters think of the quite frankly ridiculous wages offered to your players 185K for Nasri, 175K for Adebayor and all the other players at 100+K a week! In my opinion your club is totally ruining the transfer marked and putting the future of English football and specially your own club at risk. You will never in 20 years be able to come up with a sustainable way of running your club and even if you will experience a lot of success the next few seasons this will never last.. When you have won everything they will grow tired of you and cut of the money wasting. Then what?
Rutlesjef
Granted City has built a fantastic squad of players, but at what cost. I see the benefit of money from outside football being brought into the clubs and the fees City pays for their new players is good money for the selling club. But what do you as City supporters think of the quite frankly ridiculous wages offered to your players 185K for Nasri, 175K for Adebayor and all the other players at 100+K a week! In my opinion your club is totally ruining the transfer marked and putting the future of English football and specially your own club at risk. You will never in 20 years be able to come up with a sustainable way of running your club and even if you will experience a lot of success the next few seasons this will never last.. When you have won everything they will grow tired of you and cut of the money wasting. Then what?
Rutlesjef
Galacticos is not a tag we gave ourselves TF7, it's what the French public are referring to us as. When Real were called the Galacticos was anyone concerned about how many flops they had? No, they called them the Galacticos regardless. Btw the success is still their to be had.
Bluedub
Galacticos is not a tag we gave ourselves TF7, it's what the French public are referring to us as. When Real were called the Galacticos was anyone concerned about how many flops they had? No, they called them the Galacticos regardless. Btw the success is still their to be had.
Bluedub
Rutlesjef - where to start? Can you point me in the direction of indisputable proof that those players earn the wages you claim? Can you back up your claim that no way in twenty years we will ever be sustainable? Do you know who ADUG are and why they're investing in City? How are City putting the future of English football at risk? Please I'd love to hear something on this particular question that makes sense. can you qualify any of your claims with any proof other than what you read in the tabloids or have heard on Sky?
Bluedub
Rutlesjef - where to start? Can you point me in the direction of indisputable proof that those players earn the wages you claim? Can you back up your claim that no way in twenty years we will ever be sustainable? Do you know who ADUG are and why they're investing in City? How are City putting the future of English football at risk? Please I'd love to hear something on this particular question that makes sense. can you qualify any of your claims with any proof other than what you read in the tabloids or have heard on Sky?
Bluedub
The bottom line is that if His Highness Sheikh Mansour had bought the club of any of the serial pontificators that come on here, we'd be hearing nowt from them. Rooney's on 220K per week after his transfer request. Allegedly.
Johnny Baguette
The bottom line is that if His Highness Sheikh Mansour had bought the club of any of the serial pontificators that come on here, we'd be hearing nowt from them. Rooney's on 220K per week after his transfer request. Allegedly.
Johnny Baguette
We still have a smaller wage bill than some of Europe's top clubs. Go and look at Bayern's wage bill, unbelievable.
StuMCFC
We still have a smaller wage bill than some of Europe's top clubs. Go and look at Bayern's wage bill, unbelievable.
StuMCFC
Barca, Real, Chelsea, and Inter all have higher wage bills than us according to the 2011 Global Sports Salary Survey, where is the hatred and "ruining football" aimed at them? People only believe what the mass media feeds them.
StuMCFC
Barca, Real, Chelsea, and Inter all have higher wage bills than us according to the 2011 Global Sports Salary Survey, where is the hatred and "ruining football" aimed at them? People only believe what the mass media feeds them.
StuMCFC
Err, where did I say it was a tag you gave yourselves? I'm simply saying you might want to play it down and avoid it because it's hardly a good omen now is it?
TheFamousNo7
Err, where did I say it was a tag you gave yourselves? I'm simply saying you might want to play it down and avoid it because it's hardly a good omen now is it?
TheFamousNo7
Errr, and where are we playing it up? Thanks for the advice o wise one.
Bluedub
Errr, and where are we playing it up? Thanks for the advice o wise one.
Bluedub
The playing up was with regards to mtspark's comment. Not wise I just haven't got my head up my arse.
TheFamousNo7
The playing up was with regards to mtspark's comment. Not wise I just haven't got my head up my arse.
TheFamousNo7
How'd you explain all the **** you talk then?
Bluedub
How'd you explain all the **** you talk then?
Bluedub
*****? No you're just ultra-defensive about your club and can't take the slightest bit of criticism and always have to be right on matters bluedub, anyone who doesn't agree is talking nonsense or chatting *****. You're like a 4 year old who puts his fingers in his ears, closes his eyes and screams because he doesn't want to hear it, like I said on VMU, it's laughable.
TheFamousNo7
*****? No you're just ultra-defensive about your club and can't take the slightest bit of criticism and always have to be right on matters bluedub, anyone who doesn't agree is talking nonsense or chatting *****. You're like a 4 year old who puts his fingers in his ears, closes his eyes and screams because he doesn't want to hear it, like I said on VMU, it's laughable.
TheFamousNo7
So was that comment pal, don't cry now!
Bluedub
So was that comment pal, don't cry now!
Bluedub
Nice 4 year old insult there ;)
TheFamousNo7
Nice 4 year old insult there ;)
TheFamousNo7
why is it city ruining football in this country? when sky came in 20 years ago a certian scottish bloke spent vast amounts to get the title from Liverpool, and went on spending for a good few years after that, 30million transfers was not a problem for some new players, and as it was a 'premier club' and vying for top spot that was allowed, what has changed? that club had more paying customers, due to ground capicity,other clubs, could not keep up and that club had the run of the market, NOW city have a rich benefactor that does not need banks, and can spend his money how he likes, all he has done is done is make a level playing field for HIS club to operate in with the richest and glamourous clubs in Europe and break into, the Cartel that is the Champions League, WHY IS THAT SO BAD others have done it and failed is it because we might not fail and win it a few times, then we may be talked about like that club and bring a team through it s policy of youth and kids.... i mean it only took 20 years for that to happen......
cityman51
why is it city ruining football in this country? when sky came in 20 years ago a certian scottish bloke spent vast amounts to get the title from Liverpool, and went on spending for a good few years after that, 30million transfers was not a problem for some new players, and as it was a 'premier club' and vying for top spot that was allowed, what has changed? that club had more paying customers, due to ground capicity,other clubs, could not keep up and that club had the run of the market, NOW city have a rich benefactor that does not need banks, and can spend his money how he likes, all he has done is done is make a level playing field for HIS club to operate in with the richest and glamourous clubs in Europe and break into, the Cartel that is the Champions League, WHY IS THAT SO BAD others have done it and failed is it because we might not fail and win it a few times, then we may be talked about like that club and bring a team through it s policy of youth and kids.... i mean it only took 20 years for that to happen......
cityman51
You had a revenue of 125M and a wage cost of 133,3M in 2010. With your signings that has to be higher in 2011 even though you have CL income. If you cant see the madness in this you are all totally deluded and so starved on success and CL football that you donít see what a total madness youíre a part of! Just look at the cost you will have trying to offload the first bunch of players paid twice their worth. Like Santa Cruz, Adebayor, Bellamy, Balotelli, Toure, Bridge. You are totally destroying the transfer marked because you offer twice in wages for players than any other club. That means every other club has to increase their offer to compete. Players in other clubs see what you pay and wants the same! The result is even higher wages to already well overpaid players. Thatís why you destroy football with your total madness. Youíre much worse than Chelsea ever was!
Rutlesjef
You had a revenue of 125M and a wage cost of 133,3M in 2010. With your signings that has to be higher in 2011 even though you have CL income. If you cant see the madness in this you are all totally deluded and so starved on success and CL football that you donít see what a total madness youíre a part of! Just look at the cost you will have trying to offload the first bunch of players paid twice their worth. Like Santa Cruz, Adebayor, Bellamy, Balotelli, Toure, Bridge. You are totally destroying the transfer marked because you offer twice in wages for players than any other club. That means every other club has to increase their offer to compete. Players in other clubs see what you pay and wants the same! The result is even higher wages to already well overpaid players. Thatís why you destroy football with your total madness. Youíre much worse than Chelsea ever was!
Rutlesjef
Twice the wages? Really? Prove it. Have you seen City's revenue growth according to the latest financial reports? Do you even acknowledge the rate at which the club is growing? If City can afford to do it and its within the rules then why shouldn't they? Arsenal paid much higher wages than City for the last two decades yet you didn't hear us crying about it, we just accepted it is what it is and got on with it. You do know that City tried to sign Nasri from Marseille when Pearce was in charge but couldn't afford it, then along came Arsenal with their deep pockets and snapped him up.
Bluedub
Twice the wages? Really? Prove it. Have you seen City's revenue growth according to the latest financial reports? Do you even acknowledge the rate at which the club is growing? If City can afford to do it and its within the rules then why shouldn't they? Arsenal paid much higher wages than City for the last two decades yet you didn't hear us crying about it, we just accepted it is what it is and got on with it. You do know that City tried to sign Nasri from Marseille when Pearce was in charge but couldn't afford it, then along came Arsenal with their deep pockets and snapped him up.
Bluedub
Ah, yes, the old chestnut about City paying ridiculous wages. Funny that your comments are on this board then, seeing as Chelsea have an annual wage bill of £174m, which is £41m more than City's (£133m) and £42m more than Manure's (£132m). Or is your argument that City shouldn't be allowed to spend that money because they have "No History" as so many others have argued? Can I suggest that you actually do a bit of research before you go firing your cannons at us? You only make yourself look silly. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13679632
fifthcolumnblue
Ah, yes, the old chestnut about City paying ridiculous wages. Funny that your comments are on this board then, seeing as Chelsea have an annual wage bill of £174m, which is £41m more than City's (£133m) and £42m more than Manure's (£132m). Or is your argument that City shouldn't be allowed to spend that money because they have "No History" as so many others have argued? Can I suggest that you actually do a bit of research before you go firing your cannons at us? You only make yourself look silly. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13679632
fifthcolumnblue
Whilst we're on the subject of wages paid by top clubs rutles, you might want to check out the following link which shows that Barca, Real Madrid, Inter and Chelsea all pay much more in wages than Manchester City, and we are only marginally ahead of Bayern Munich, Manure, AC Milan, Liverpool and Arsenal. A lot of people have accused City fans of being over-sensitive to any criticism of the club, but why shouldn't we be when haordes of idiots start throwing such ill-informed and pig-ignorant boll-ox at us on a constant basis? http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6354899
fifthcolumnblue
Whilst we're on the subject of wages paid by top clubs rutles, you might want to check out the following link which shows that Barca, Real Madrid, Inter and Chelsea all pay much more in wages than Manchester City, and we are only marginally ahead of Bayern Munich, Manure, AC Milan, Liverpool and Arsenal. A lot of people have accused City fans of being over-sensitive to any criticism of the club, but why shouldn't we be when haordes of idiots start throwing such ill-informed and pig-ignorant boll-ox at us on a constant basis? http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6354899
fifthcolumnblue
Where do you get off Fifth using facts to prove a point. Didn't you get the memo that football fans should base their opinions on mass media produced hyperbole and speculation? Facts, tut, well I never....
Bluedub
Where do you get off Fifth using facts to prove a point. Didn't you get the memo that football fans should base their opinions on mass media produced hyperbole and speculation? Facts, tut, well I never....
Bluedub
Arsenal has a very sustainable run business. They make more money than they spend and have a reasonable wage structure and offered a player of Nasriís caliber what I would think is about what a player of his stature is worth around 90K you pay him twice that and even though heís good, his 6 month spell last season does not qualify him as world class! Real Madrid and Barcelona are pretty much doing the same as you but that does not make it right does it? And I canít for the life of me understand how you can ever think the way you are operating now will make Man City a sustainable business in the future! Look at Chelsea, their growth were fantastic but after 10 years they are nowhere near breakeven and they have just started a new spending spree. And all the clubs you mention the wag bill, are clubs with huge commercial value and a worldwide fan base.
Rutlesjef
Arsenal has a very sustainable run business. They make more money than they spend and have a reasonable wage structure and offered a player of Nasriís caliber what I would think is about what a player of his stature is worth around 90K you pay him twice that and even though heís good, his 6 month spell last season does not qualify him as world class! Real Madrid and Barcelona are pretty much doing the same as you but that does not make it right does it? And I canít for the life of me understand how you can ever think the way you are operating now will make Man City a sustainable business in the future! Look at Chelsea, their growth were fantastic but after 10 years they are nowhere near breakeven and they have just started a new spending spree. And all the clubs you mention the wag bill, are clubs with huge commercial value and a worldwide fan base.
Rutlesjef
Yep rutlesjef, our owners are absolute idiots, and their massive £500bn (that's half a trillion) fortune has clearly blinded them to the realities of running a business. If you look at what you've said, these clubs do all have huge commercial value and a worldwide fan base. Why do you think that is? Oh yeah, they've spent lots of money on good players with high-profiles who are popular all over the world, and have enjoyed years of global media exposure due to repeatedly qualifying for the Champions League. Manchester City were (according to Deloitte) the fastest growing club in terms of commercial revenues in the world last season, jumping 9 places to become the 11th biggest club by revenue in the world. This growth will only continue if we maintain our success on the pitch. The entire ADUG project is predicated on speculating hugely in the first 3 seasons (which we have done) to change us from a small and underdeveloped mid-table club into one that is challenging for the league title and in the Champions League, whilst at the same time aggressively expanding our commercial revenues and aggressively marketing ourselves around the world. To date this has been hugely successful and shows no sign of stopping. I'd also like to point out that our owners are investing £1bn over the next 10 years to develop the brown-field sites surrounding the Etihad Stadium, with a major hotel and leisure complex, tourist attractions and shopping facilities, as well as a new stadium for our reserve team and world-class training facilities for both club and community use. All of the revenue generated by this venture will count towards the club's balance sheet (which is entirely acceptable under the UEFA FFP rules) and will enable us to more than happily meet our running costs. What ignoramuses like yourself fail to understand is that we have some extremely savvy businessmen running our club with plans for the future that blow most other clubs away completely. Unfortunately, most of this good news doesn't sell newspapers, so the tabloids prefer to run with the "City are ruining football" theme as it's easier for the little sheep like yourself to wrap their little minds around. City are here to stay mate, so stick it in your pipe and smoke it.
fifthcolumnblue
Yep rutlesjef, our owners are absolute idiots, and their massive £500bn (that's half a trillion) fortune has clearly blinded them to the realities of running a business. If you look at what you've said, these clubs do all have huge commercial value and a worldwide fan base. Why do you think that is? Oh yeah, they've spent lots of money on good players with high-profiles who are popular all over the world, and have enjoyed years of global media exposure due to repeatedly qualifying for the Champions League. Manchester City were (according to Deloitte) the fastest growing club in terms of commercial revenues in the world last season, jumping 9 places to become the 11th biggest club by revenue in the world. This growth will only continue if we maintain our success on the pitch. The entire ADUG project is predicated on speculating hugely in the first 3 seasons (which we have done) to change us from a small and underdeveloped mid-table club into one that is challenging for the league title and in the Champions League, whilst at the same time aggressively expanding our commercial revenues and aggressively marketing ourselves around the world. To date this has been hugely successful and shows no sign of stopping. I'd also like to point out that our owners are investing £1bn over the next 10 years to develop the brown-field sites surrounding the Etihad Stadium, with a major hotel and leisure complex, tourist attractions and shopping facilities, as well as a new stadium for our reserve team and world-class training facilities for both club and community use. All of the revenue generated by this venture will count towards the club's balance sheet (which is entirely acceptable under the UEFA FFP rules) and will enable us to more than happily meet our running costs. What ignoramuses like yourself fail to understand is that we have some extremely savvy businessmen running our club with plans for the future that blow most other clubs away completely. Unfortunately, most of this good news doesn't sell newspapers, so the tabloids prefer to run with the "City are ruining football" theme as it's easier for the little sheep like yourself to wrap their little minds around. City are here to stay mate, so stick it in your pipe and smoke it.
fifthcolumnblue
P.S. We don't need to go running to the banks to pay our wage bill either: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/8797183.stm
So does that mean Barcelona are ruining football?
fifthcolumnblue
P.S. We don't need to go running to the banks to pay our wage bill either: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/8797183.stm
So does that mean Barcelona are ruining football?
fifthcolumnblue
" And all the clubs you mention the wag bill, are clubs with huge commercial value and a worldwide fan base." and what do you think City are striving to achieve? The business model City have adopted is completely different to Chelsea's, the approach to the transfer market has been similar but that's where the similarity ends. The massive spending we have seen over the last fee years was all part of the transition, this will now stop for the large part as we have a squad capable of competing at the top. Now it becomes about sustainability, which is why there has been massive investment in the academy with a whole lot more to come.
Bluedub
" And all the clubs you mention the wag bill, are clubs with huge commercial value and a worldwide fan base." and what do you think City are striving to achieve? The business model City have adopted is completely different to Chelsea's, the approach to the transfer market has been similar but that's where the similarity ends. The massive spending we have seen over the last fee years was all part of the transition, this will now stop for the large part as we have a squad capable of competing at the top. Now it becomes about sustainability, which is why there has been massive investment in the academy with a whole lot more to come.
Bluedub
Jesus Christ.
Rutlesjef
Jesus Christ.
Rutlesjef
What about him?
Bluedub
What about him?
Bluedub
Have you finally seen the light rutlesjef?
fifthcolumnblue
Have you finally seen the light rutlesjef?
fifthcolumnblue
All he said was the fans at City are more passionate than A***. Whichever club he went to, he could have made the same statement. After all, The Emirates was deliberately modelled on that famous old building just up the road....the reading room at the British Museum. Pip pip.
lordjohnny
All he said was the fans at City are more passionate than A***. Whichever club he went to, he could have made the same statement. After all, The Emirates was deliberately modelled on that famous old building just up the road....the reading room at the British Museum. Pip pip.
lordjohnny
 

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