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Close Knit City Squad Dodges Hazardous Bullet

Close Knit City Squad Dodges Hazardous Bullet

There's been something not quite right about Eden Hazard's bizarre public string-along over his next destination after Lille. Relief all round. It's Chelsea...

As was documented here and elsewhere across Planet Blue last week, a talented 21 year old, who is far from the finished European article gobbing off about how many starts he expects to make in his new shirt next season had City's hierarchy, nevermind the fans, shifting uneasily in their seats. In point of fact, until the Lille President opens up, we won't know for sure whether or not a firm bid to buy the exciting winger's services was lodged from The Etihad Stadium offices.

Anyroad, he's finally been on YouTwitFace tonight announcing he's chosen to go to Chelsea, who won the Champions League in fine style.

Certainly, the facts, the figures and numbers on this one will make for interesting reading following the numerous revelations in France that his agent was after a monster (copyright Eric Hall) cut in the deal.

But more importantly in this Blue's eyes, despite relentless pressure from outside, Roberto Mancini has forged a tight knit siege mentality into his young English Champions. Most notably throughout last season his men always talked up their ambition for the team, not themselves.

Hazard has been sensational in Ligue 1 but he will not get the same time on the ball he has enjoyed in The Premier League. He can also expect some clatterings. He has something of an erratic nature and having previously talked up his desire to play in Italy and Spain last year the last thing City need is another powder keg alongside the resurgent Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez.

City are in a very different situation to that of Chelsea and United. Both have a raft of ageing players that need to be replaced with increasing urgency. What a lot of hacks tend to overlook is that all of Mancio's signings have either been early to mid twenties in age. The Premier League title secured, it's a comfortable pre-dynastic place to be in.

This correspondent doesn't think this is a case of we move on. I'd suggest that the shrewd City set up have their eye on numerous similar targets. Preferably those with established Champions and Premier League experience.

Tell you what though, this flirtatious little episode doesn't half remind us of how far the rags' stock has fallen!

Is Eden Hazard Having A Laugh?



UPCOMING FIXTURES:
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PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday May 28 2012
Time: 10:02PM

Comments

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Will put this one down to Mancini and Khaldoon's refusal to give in to the footballing and financial demands of the latest primadonna to grace the epl. Fair play to them, I say.
rojo2010
28/05/2012 22:10:00
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Haha Sour grapes! The club which pays Toure that kind of Salary, can't pay Half and little extra to Hazard is not to be believed. He may have chosen Chelsea but, saying he is not Proven is not fair. He is in the same situation as Baloteli was in Inter. I do believe Baloteli has immense talent so do Hazard. Well, we shall see in the Month of August then.
the_blue_world
28/05/2012 22:13:00
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Bigger Primadonna than a certain Carlos Tevez?? No way......
the_blue_world
28/05/2012 22:16:00
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I'll actually only believe this when we officially confirm it. This kid has a lot of pranks up his sleeve by the looks of things. And he claims he agreed terms with yourselves, United, and us, so I believe this prima donna's decision was based more on playing time; with yourselves already having a large squad of starters (and ours unloading wingers), while United have a ridiculous number of wingers. Gutted as I was when you signed Aguero I was very happy to see the premier league take on another great talent, hope this one settles in well.
BlueBanes
28/05/2012 22:18:00
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Thankfullly that circus has come to an end. He's carrying a lot of pressure as well as that big head of his on his shoulders. Good luck to him.
Bluedub
28/05/2012 22:20:00
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hahaha there is vital City now
suppahigh
28/05/2012 22:20:00
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your ed must be like 12yo
suppahigh
28/05/2012 22:21:00
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Hey you'd have taken him and you know it...having said that he aint signed yet so how do we know this is'nt a ruse?
springy
28/05/2012 22:22:00
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No doubt whatsoever here that Hazard is a very talented little feller. But I standby the reservations I've voiced on here this year and in particular last week. I truly do not believe he will mix with what we have on board already in East Manchester. What Balotelli has over Hazard is bulk. He's a big lad and when he focuses that power he is a mighty handful. I'd wager a majority of City fans aren't mithered about this one.
Johnny Baguette
28/05/2012 22:23:00
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Springy, to be honest with you I would have taken him when I was just judging him on his football ability, over the last couple of weeks however he has come across an arrogant little****, so on the face of it, it looks like we may have dodged a bullet. Time will tell.
Bluedub
28/05/2012 22:25:00
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