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Khaldoon Confirms City Are Not To Be Messed With

City Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has taken an unprecedented step in Sheikh Mansour's ownership of the club by revealing the extent to which Tévezgate is controlled...

Firstly, tonight's club statement:

'The club can confirm that Carlos Tévez was found guilty by a disciplinary hearing on 21 December of gross misconduct for serious breaches of contract and was fined six weeks wages. Carlos elected to appeal the finding, which was dismissed by an appeal panel made up of club directors. He has until 30 January to make a final appeal to the Premier League.'

The on strike Tévez has lost almost £10 million in wages and fines. And so the urban myth relentlessly pedalled by anti-City hacks that he is wagging it in Argentina on full pay are dismissed.

The City Chairman took to the press in Abu Dhabi earlier to make the club hierarchy's distaste for how Silvio Berlusconi's AC Milan have conducted their public courtship of the 'homesick' forward.

City fans long vowed to never want the club to have anything to do with AC Milan again following the way Berlusconi used Kaka's - never going to happen until Real or Barça came in - transfer dalliance with City three years ago. The Chairman is not impressed at all by their latest antics:

'As things stand, Milan is not an option for Tévez. Mr Galliani and his advisers have developed a misplaced sense of confidence. If they want to be a consideration in this transfer window they would do better to stop congratulating one another and begin to look at how they would meet our terms...

'...Paris St-Germain and Inter Milan approached discussions with us in good faith and it is always a positive experience to deal with people with a professional approach.'

Tévez and his adviser stand in no man's land tonight. Take on City legally and be crushed or hold out for the final hope that Milan will match the £25 million City invested in Tévez in the first place. It's either this or he continues to go nowhere fast.

City are a powerful, professionally run club now and no mistake.

all times East Manchester

Tomorrow 19:45 Liverpool, Anfield, LCSF2
Tu 31 Jan 20:00 Everton, Goodison Park, PL
Sa 04 Feb 17:30 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Su 12 Feb 16:00 Aston Villa, Villa Park, PL
Th 16 Feb 20:05 Porto, Estádio do Dragão, ELR32
We 22 Feb 20:05 Porto, The Etihad, ELR32
Sa 25 Feb 17:30 Blackburn, The Etihad, PL

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Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 24 2012

Time: 10:40PM

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amazing. does Tevez really have the 9.7 million pounds to cover the fine, or is it going to be deducted from his future earnings?
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25/01/2012 00:59:00

Khaldoon is a legend, every time he speaks I feel a sense of calmness and full confidence in his ability to lead our club from the top. A well educated, eloquent, and shrewd man who has dealt with some of the top business minds in the world. As for Tevez's lost money: £6m is the amount that City have withheld in loyalty bonus. £396,000 is the fine for refusing to play against Bayern Munich in Champions League. £1.188m is the fine for breach of contract. And £1.7m is non-payment of wages.
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25/01/2012 02:20:00

gosh, an amazingly professional club!
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25/01/2012 06:22:00

paddy, if you take a not too distant trawl back through our history books you'd see that we are operating on another planet internally to that of what has gone before.
Johnny Baguette
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25/01/2012 08:18:00

Good post re our chairman Stu... At last a man who is willing to stand up to these prima donnas who are spoiling football. Thank you chairman Khaldoon......
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25/01/2012 08:29:00

fair point Johnny - i didn't infer the history reference from "now" but i get the point you are making. it amazes me how such big entities (potentially under the public scrutiny at any time) as football clubs would be run in any other way than professionally, but that's another discussion. FIFA the lead way on that..
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25/01/2012 08:48:00

Indeed, and in a couple of years, Platini will be FIFA president. It's nailed on.
Johnny Baguette
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25/01/2012 09:03:00

Ex News of The World Hack turned Tevez adviser Paul McCarthy on SSN: "The papers are running a story based on a briefing given by Manchester City, that Carlos has lost £9.3milion in lost wages and bonuses which is a lot money. When Carlos went back to Argentina in November, he and the club came to agreement that he waived his wages - because he was not at Manchester, Carrington, so he waived his wages. And the situation is now that - quite frankly from Carlos' point of view - it is never about the money, it is not an economic situation with Carlos; if it had been he would have sat down with City about extending his contract which was on the table at one stage, but that is obviously not the case now and we wait and see what happens over the transfer window."
Johnny Baguette
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25/01/2012 09:17:00

If it's not an economic situation then why did he demand more thant the purported £250k per week that PSG offered him? Talking out of their catflaps the lot of them.
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25/01/2012 09:19:00

Oh well if Paul McCarthy says it then it must be true, right? Right? Anyone?
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25/01/2012 09:28:00

Funny that the altruistic Joorabchian didn't get his press adviser McCarthy to announce any such agreement in order to paint his puppet in a slightly better light when all the negative publicity was headed his way. This guy is meant to be in PR, right? Wonder if Carlos will withdraw his complaint to the Pemier League now?
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25/01/2012 09:43:00

Who's advising who then? McCarthy advises Joorabchian and then Joorabchian advises Tevez? Who's the licensed football agent?
Johnny Baguette
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25/01/2012 09:50:00

what about loaning him to diverpool?
Nobby Allcock
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25/01/2012 11:29:00

Inter have now pulled out of the running for the weasel.
Johnny Baguette
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25/01/2012 11:55:00

I'm loving that press statement - a masterpiece of understated strength and resolve. We all know we've been very lucky to get him as a chairman, and things like that give you the confidence that everything is in very good hands indeed!
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25/01/2012 17:19:00

Having Arabic family I can honestly say they are the shrewest business people you could ever meet - I know my uncle (who shares the Mubarak surname) has several different businesses in Dubai - and constatnly works 20 hours a day to provide fro my Aunt and cousins, and who takes his business dealings very seriously..... Kudos to your chairman - just wish that family had been able to convince the Glazers to sell to them first lol
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25/01/2012 19:00:00

Fair play, nw; Nice insight.
Johnny Baguette
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25/01/2012 22:19:00

See BD I can contribute on your site in a nice positive manner without having a go at anyone - especially that FCB ;)
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25/01/2012 22:48:00

I know you can NW, as I've said before you are one of the more reasonable rags on Vital.
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25/01/2012 22:50:00

Thanks BD ( I think lol) :D
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25/01/2012 23:00:00

Well said, NW. I suppose once the empire crumbles just outside of town we will accept you at The Etihad. Glad to see the club putting their foot down. We won't be pushed around, and I'm glad everyone else knows that.
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26/01/2012 19:24:00

after that statement by Khaldoon, The Tevez camp came out all sleazy and sly, with Kia 'Carsalesman' on the Keys and Gray show on Talk *****e, and the Ex NoTW' Journalist on the morning show, notice how they did not go BBC5Live, or even the GMR local radio and took calls from Fans? is it because they cannot control the questions posed to them? this is all BS of the highest order, and Kia Carsalesman is at the centre of it?
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27/01/2012 22:09:00

Cant understand Tevez and his terrible advisors. And now their option are fewer . Tevez is wasting his god given talent for the sake of ego and greed.
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27/01/2012 22:40:00

BD - I wouldnt mind coming to watch a match or two at Etihad - you have some players I really do like watching play - and as long as my Utd shirt is under a couple of layers of clothes I should be safe lol
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