Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

From The Rags To Riches And Other Stories

From The Rags To Riches And Other Stories



At the end of a very long day, the City hierarchy must be looking back on this summer's intriguing transfer window with an air of satisfaction...

Okay not all of the required outgoings came off, but a whopping 27 players will be plying their trade elsewhere this season which certainly didn't look like being the case a fortnight ago. Yet...whither now Wayne Bridge and Nedum Onuoha?

This transfer window underlined who is the boss at MCFC and it's clearly Roberto Mancini who has been more than content to let serial bridge burners Kia Joorabchian and Carlos Tevez drip dry in public to the point where families have had to be displaced and the first utterances of a humiliating climbdown have been registered.

Meanwhile, off message dissenters like Emmanuel Adebayor and Craig Bellamy have been jettisoned again, the latter permanently, and the sale of City legend Shaun Wright-Phillips signalled the intent to forge a young squad in Mancio's name, something even Shaunie seems to have accepted.

Owen Hargreaves remains the surprise package amidst all the stand offs and brinksmanship that typified the edgy pre financial rules era. If Mancio, who has expertly brought numerous City players gradually back from injury to full power (unlike Mark 'Cortisone' Hughes) can get something out of Hargreaves then the confused hacks who today still don't know what to make of the signing will call it as a masterstroke. Of course, Hargreaves himself has stated that there is a long way to go, but he has already won many admirers across English football by not employing a meddling agent for starters.

The mouthwatering signings of Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero have been the icing on the sky blue cake for Planet Blue as they confirmed that The Citizens now have two top quality players foir each position.

Now then.

Almost time for the Carrington boot room to reveal those Premier and Champions League squads...VMC will bring you the names and numbers as soon as we have them.


THE STORY OF CITY'S SUMMER:

OUT's:

Jerome Boateng(£12,360,000)
Javier Garrido (free)
Shay Given(£3,500,000)
David Gonzalez (loan)
Jo (undisc)
Scott Kay (free)
Shaleum Logan (free)
Ben Mee (loan)
James Poole (free)
Kieran Trippier (loan)
Andrew Tutte (free)
Javan Vidal (free)
Patrick Vieira (retired)
James Wood (free)
Michael Johnson (loan)
Abdi Ibrahim (loan)
Donal McDermott (released)
Tom Skogsrud (released)
Kim Skogsrud (released)
Felipe Caicedo (£800,000)
Vladimir Weiss (loan)
Emmanuel Adebayor (loan)
Roque Santa Cruz (loan)
John Guidetti (loan)
Ahmed Benali (loan)
Craig Bellamy (free)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (undisclosed)

IN's:

Gael Clichy (£7,000,000)
Stefan Savic (£4,000,000)
Sergio Aguero (£36,000,000)
Karim Rekik £600,000
Denis Suarez £800,000
Angus Gunn (undisc.)
Costel Pantilimon (£300,000 rising to £2,700,000)
Samir Nasri (£23,000,000)
Owen Hargreaves (Free)





UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times GMT+1

Sa 10 Sep 15:00 Wigan, The Etihad, PL

We 14 September 19:45 Napoli, The Etihad, CLGS1

*Su 18 Sep 15:00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL

Tu/We 20/21 Sep 19:45 Birmingham, The Etihad, LC3

Sa 24 Sep 12:45 Everton, The Etihad, PL

Tu 27 September 19:45 Bayern Munich, Allianz Arena,
CLGS2

* Date Change

JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY THIS INTERNATIONAL BREAK:

Join the debate in the VMC City Chat Forum as we bask in the satisfaction of a strong start to the season!

VMC ON YOUTWITFACE:

VMC is now available on both Facebook and Twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

VMC on: facebook

VMC on: twitter

JOIN VMC:

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday September 1 2011
Time: 10:32PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pulis: 'Make Us An Acceptable Offer & You Can Have Him'

During today's press conference, ahead of their weekend trip to Burnley, West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis said the club had rejected a £18m bid by Manchester City..

Manchester City v Everton Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

Time to forget the nonsensical warm-weather match against Girona FC on Tuesday, now Pep and the lads can up the gears somewhat when we face Everton at the Etihad on Monday.

The Manchester City Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Sport At Six: BBC Radio Manchester (City) Podcast

BBC Radio Manchester has dropped their well-known brand name, 'Blue Tuesday' and replaced it with Sport At Six - Manchester City.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Before the window closes City will sign how many new players?
Suggested By: Tudor
None20%
One18%
Two56%
Three or more6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb199
2.Rising144
3.Buzz Lightyear141
4.BamaEngineer128
5.johnkelv77
6.Tudor58
7.kennyclementstache56
8.Bluedub52
9.Johnny Baguette38
10.citizhun20
Write for Vital Football