UK time is: 09:25:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pearce shopping abroad again?

I picked up a little snippet from a press conference given by City boss, Stuart Pearce, yesterday.

In it he spoke of his wish to buy British players in the January window but that he would be unable to as they are all simply too expensive. As a result he would have to look to European based players.

Now correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't this all sound similar to this time last season? Whilst British players, such as Dean Ashton, were being touted around for £7 million, City supporters were being told the club couldn't afford that sort of money. The end result? Well the club went foreign and spent a potential fee of £6 million on Greek superstar Giorgious Samaras whilst Ashton moved to West Ham for £7 million.

Now Sam may become a star in blue, it isn't happening yet, but can the club really afford to use what resources it has on foreign 'potential'?

The failure to capture Ashton last season came back to haunt us last season in the FA Cup quarter final. What price on it being SWP this season as the club looks to save a few pounds by buying foreign?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The journalist

Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 22 2006

Time: 9:55AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Stats: Manchester City FC v AS Roma (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Team News: City v Roma (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Jovetic Returns For Roma (Monday September 29 2014)

The Ped Report... Hull City 2-4 City (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Hull Tigers v Manchester City (Saturday September 27 2014)

Team News: Hull v City (Friday September 26 2014)

Jovetic, Fernando & Nasri Miss Hull (Friday September 26 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Man City 3 - 1 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 6 5 1 0 +12 16
2. Southampton 6 4 1 1 +7 13
3. Man City 6 3 2 1 +5 11
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 +4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 +2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 +2 8

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Rodgers Bemoans 'Soft' Goal
» Liverpool : 02/10/2014 08:50:00
» Liverpool : 02/10/2014 08:00:00
Another Nani Update!
» Man Utd : 02/10/2014 07:47:00
Jones Could Return!
» Man Utd : 02/10/2014 07:42:00
Diego Wants to Play for Spain!
» Chelsea : 02/10/2014 07:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Big Win At Hull?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 7′ 10%
Dzeko 11′ 66%
Dzeko 68′ 16%
Lampard 87′ 8%