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Manchester City`s seemingly ever-lasting roller-coaster surrounding the takeover bid from former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra took another turn last night when his assets were frozen in Thailand. A reported $1.6 billion dollars were frozen, which has cast a cloud of uncertainty over his proposed takeover.

For me this is the final straw as a supporter of Dr Shinawatra, I believe the only good news about his frozen assets, is the fact he has to return to Thailand, I hope, for Manchester City`s sake he does not come back .

Earlier this month Ray Ranson pulled out of his bid to gain control of Manchester City. I feel that if the City board had given Ranson a fair consideration and not chosen to be selfish and want the most money, Ranson`s takeover would have probably been complete by now. This would have led to a better manager than Stuart Pearce being installed already who could have been handed around 20 million to strengthen the City squad. That certainly sounds better than a team without a manager, and a chairman who can`t take the club any further.

I have to be honest and accept that I did favour Dr Shinawatra over Ray Ranson, but after the recent events involving Thaksin, I have rapidly changed my mind. I can`t believe the City board would rather take a former PM accused of corruption in his homeland, than a former Manchester City player who is more importantly English. I can understand City`s need for cash but before we can even think about challenging the top 4, we need to get on terms with the likes of Aston Villa and Spurs.

BBC understands Dr Shinawatra`s takeover is close to collapse. I hope that this news is true and the bid Fails. Maybe when Ranson hears the news that Thaksin`s bid has been unsuccessful, he will consider lodging a bid. I am confident he can take the club to the next level and more importantly into Europe. I am also still a fan of the American Consortiums involved, but I would rather Ray Ranson who has been upfront from day one, take charge of affairs, instead of a Mysterious American Consortium and Dr Shin-a-wat.

Come on Ranson come back.




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Date:Tuesday June 12 2007

Time: 9:01PM

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This really is turning into a long drawn out affair!
sandgroanun
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12/06/2007 21:35:00

I can't believe that any City FAN would choose a disgraced Thai with a questionable human rights record over a former player who is more importantly English, but you say you did, so why are you suprised that the Board did, when they have more to gain than you?
Ghost of 76
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12/06/2007 23:47:00

I like Thai, Red or Green
Big Cheese
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13/06/2007 00:52:00

It's an almighty circus, Aaron. Here's hoping for a positive outcome to this shambles. Maybe Ranson will come back. I think he reserved the right to do so. As for the Thai's, I understand that the Premier League "would implement fit-and-proper-persons regulations if he were convicted of fraud in his homeland." That has to be the end of this whole sorry episode. Fixtures out tomorrow. City Board, get your ***** in the right pile and sort this out.
Johnny Baguette
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13/06/2007 08:19:00

Suprise suprise at Man Ures opener..........
SeasideEssexXile
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14/06/2007 12:44:00

Just when you think you can't laugh at a club much more,the comedy that is Manchester City football club make your sides split.No manager,half a squad and no one wants them.Get in there you blue noses.That showed us!!!
SweetLeftFoot
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14/06/2007 19:59:00

Get your loose change on City to win our first three games of the season. You read it here first.
Johnny Baguette
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14/06/2007 21:29:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXdqq9skLAg&mode=related&search=,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ps, there is a bit in that clip which I and every other genuine football fan disagree with, the joke about Munich. What do Man City fans and LIVERPOOL fans have in common with the rest of the world? WE ALL HATE MAN U!!!
Aamir
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15/06/2007 21:23:00

7/2 to go down!!!wee hee,easiest money i have ever earned!!!!
SweetLeftFoot
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16/06/2007 12:21:00

Aamir: Glad you qualified your comments about Munich. Wasn't exactly taken with the 'nuke manchester' banner either, think you'd better take your vile crap elsewhere frankly.
Craig Cain
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16/06/2007 12:40:00

Munich was a sick joke, people died. Nuke Manchester was nothing against manchester city fans, it was a just a joke against man u fans.
Aamir
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16/06/2007 21:43:00

what a nightmare, assets froze> i'm assuming it would be worse case scenario for him to take over. Ranson is the one
pandapops
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17/06/2007 00:21:00

whats happening with this now lads any news
pandapops
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17/06/2007 00:23:00

I guess the board will smell the coffee this week and drop-kick this gangster, act unilaterally to appoint and back a manager. Ranson has said he won't be back, as for the septics - who knows?
Craig Cain
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17/06/2007 11:18:00

ANYTHING can happen now and probably will! The Sports hacks are in chaos. One article it's the likes of Hughes or Coleman for manager, next article it's Deschamps or Svennis. Whatever happens the passion of City fans needs re-igniting and fast. As thing's stand, we will be lucky to scrape 30,000 for the game against Derby County. Low morale and total frustration at the direction our club has taken after what should have been positive consecutive season's in the top flight are rife.
Johnny Baguette
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17/06/2007 13:28:00

How can you pass up on Ray Ranson? It's madness!
sandgroanun
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21/06/2007 16:45:00

 

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