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Thaksin Offer Accepted

Despite the amount of negative publicity surronding Thaskin Shinawatra and his attempt to buy Manchester City Football Club in recent weeks, the ex Thai prime minister has today put his money where his mouth is and made a formal offer to buy the club which has been accepted by the majority shareholders.

There is now sure to be unprecedented levels of moral hand wringing by certain football commentators, as well as those City fans opposed to Shinawatra, but at least the club can now move forward, appoint a manager and look forward with optimism to the season ahead.

What is guaranteed to upset those that opposed this takeover is that it appears to leave Manchester City free of debt. Unlike so many other buy outs, the prime example being the rags, Shinawatra has used his own money to buy the club.

The Thai military dictatorship has tried its utmost in recent weeks to scupper the bid; it fears Shinawatra's popularity in Thailand will be increased on the back of the bid. Fortunately its attempts seem to have failed and City seem set to benefit.

This writer welcomes Thaksin and wishes him every success in his attempts to move the club forward. Politics don't matter in football and I hope all blues can now move on and support the club.

It's what we've always done.




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Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 21 2007

Time: 5:26PM

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Well played, Andy. Our club is going absolutely nowhere except teh Championship as it stands save for being an Academy feeder club for other Premier League outfits who do not have one. I remain concerned for the post takeover future but sense that once the team gets out on the park, hopefully bolstered and isn't screamed at from the touchline over every blade of grass we might just see some football. Above all else the Academy must be maintained and supported. Finally, I fully respect all other Blues views shoudl they decide to pack City in over this takeover. Many rags did when the US garden gnome took over albeit with enormous debt. That said, having been starved of entertainment for a few years, I sense that if the right player signatures are made, many Blues will take their seats on the rollercoaster and see where it takes us. Can we finally begin to look at transfers with some intent?
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ps A mention to Dave Wallace and Heidi Pickup. If this site's poll is anything to go by, you are utterly out of touch with the majority of Blues over Eriksson.
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