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Waiting For Tomorrow?

Monday morning and yet again Blues everywhere cast worried eyes towards Eastlands. Still no resolution or direction to our club's future. Could this be the week that finally sees the club appoint a new manager so that the rebuilding of one of the weakest, most inexperienced squads in the Premiership can begin?

Above all else, the squad will need reassurance and confidence as their morale cannot be very high after that draining last season. Whoever that manager will be is beyond me. The speculation from sports hacks desperate to identify the new gaffer is relentless.

As for who could be our Chairman come August, our latest site poll revealed that 53% of visiting Blues would like to see the calming influence of David Bernstein return to the top table. Interestingly, Frank Shinawatra came in second with 17% leaving Frank Gallagher out of Shameless third on 12%. A damning result for Wardle and Mackintosh who managed 7% between them.

The facts remain. While other clubs wait and watch to see if more of our players will be made available there are now 15 days until the squad re-assemble for pre-season training with no programme of friendlies announced. Other than City, only Villa, Derby and Fulham have yet to recruit new players but by all accounts their plans are well under way. It could be that the damage to the early stages of next season have already been done. We could be playing catch up for some time as a potentially new squad and manager strive to gel as a unit. In many respects, this week has to be the last chance saloon for turning the seemingly rudderless ship around.

Right now, I identify areas of further concern. Desperate as I realise the board are to bring in new investment, I am stunned that Frank Shinawatra remains in negotiations despite recent developments. Nevermind what is happening in Thailand, the fact that the Premier League have threatened to investigate him if he becomes Manchester City's owner is depressing enough. You could take issue over the backgrounds of other billionaires, but we can ill afford more demoralising bad publicity.

Next up, what exactly is Alistair Mackintosh's football background? I understand he is the man charged with appointing the new manager and is reported to have already interviewed candidates for the post. I think we should be told.

Finally, much as it is almost pointless identifying transfer targets until the Eastlands fog clears, PSG's Colombian central defender Mario Yepes is being touted as a replacement for the er, Champions League bound Sylvain Distin. The 31 year old is the best paid player in Ligue 1 and could certainly bolster our defence but I personally still see Bayern's Daniel Van Buyten as the man to do that job....
....money from somewhere permitting of course....

Keep the faith, Blues.



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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday June 18 2007
Time: 9:49AM

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The Board by sacking Psycho without having a replacement in mind is total mis-management. Whether or not any investment was coming in they should take on the onus of appointing a Manager. Does any potential foreign investor have any idea who is the best manager for the Club ? I don't think so. It is THEY who MUST take responsibility..Are they running the club or what.....
alphieblues
18/06/2007 11:02:00
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Totally agree, Alphie. We were all expecting new appointments quickly in order to get some much needed momentum going. Then the stagnation set in. One look at NewsNow today tells us the rumours rumble on...
Johnny Baguette
18/06/2007 12:38:00
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Bangkok Post reports 18 June that Frank has had more accounts frozen. This deal must surely by now be OFF.
Johnny Baguette
18/06/2007 15:46:00
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you would think so wouldnt you, most clubs would of at least sounded some managers out before sacking the resident. they must have someone in mind surely. i hope they sign someone soon
pandapops
18/06/2007 17:26:00
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Johnny Baguette, totally agree on this. I think the move is more political than anything to do with fraud. If he was aloud to get control of City, The powers that be in Thailand would becaome increasingly unpopular and therefore they have frozen the assets so he cannot buy the club. The Board must move quickly
Buzz Lightyear
18/06/2007 19:38:00
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Time for an ultimate reality check pandapops and Buzz. Appreciate your feedback. We must surely now be on the brink of shelving all takeover plans and concentrating on getting in the best manager we can afford and making do with what funds we can muster. There is no other solution unless miracle investment comes in from somewhere but even that would delay the management and team rebuilding even further. However, the worst case scenario now is for the board to bring in an unpopular manager, the fans revolt and the team caves in. This is the City board's mess and boy do they have some digging to do to get out of this one. They have to get the fans back on board and pushing to sign SWP and DvB (according to our current poll) would go some way towards giving us all a lift. They know these players and being managerless should not mean they cannot be moved for.
Johnny Baguette
18/06/2007 20:37:00
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good point Johnny Baguette and i agree, i'm just somewhat concerned that it hasn't been addressed as yet, hopefully they can get this sorted asap so you can concentrate on the game
pandapops
22/06/2007 20:58:00
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