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Bianchi Arrivederci

Breaking news from Italy. Rolando Bianchio is reported to have signed for Lazio in Rome this afternoon...

The deal is understood to be permanent, with City being paid in instalments over three years. The total fee is not yet confirmed.

Bianchi has had fantastic support from the City faithful but has not been able to secure a regular place in the starting line up.

His departure now leaves a glaring hole in an already weakened strike force and Svennis must now move swiftly to reinforce our frontline inside 8 days.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday January 23 2008
Time: 3:34PM

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I wonder if we lost money on this one JB
Buzz Lightyear
23/01/2008 15:38:00
Just got info from L,Unione Sarda website. They say the deal is worth "near 12 million euros" to City which by my calculator is roughly what we paid for him.
Johnny Baguette
23/01/2008 15:45:00
Then it is a good deal JB. Have you seen my Comment re this fuss about the Derby match?
Buzz Lightyear
23/01/2008 15:51:00
Which thread should I follow, Buzz?
Johnny Baguette
23/01/2008 15:54:00
jb latest motm awards, you just might want to write an article on this if you consider metioning it just to see what the rest think?
Buzz Lightyear
23/01/2008 16:00:00
at least we have georgie boy as a replacement :-) On a serious note is that the way open for Podolski?
23/01/2008 16:32:00
I am really happy for two reasons, first, We did not lose the value of the deal ( there news talking about £10M ), Second, look for another striker, And I think that if Eriksson has no intention to buy striker, did not sell Bianchi.
city 81
23/01/2008 16:37:00
It's become an unneccessarily heated debate Buzz. The media are having a field day and it's a situation we have been dreading for months where City are in a no win situation because if one bellend shouts out, we'll be portrayed as villains. The fact is the fixture should have been moved at the outset in order to quell the hysteria that has steadily built up. I'm personally reluctant to give the subject much more column width as I'll most certainly risk offending someone and would draw even more attention to the silence/applause debacle and away from the football. That is an important match for us next month and we need points to continue our drive for Europe, but that fact has been already swamped by the "what will the City fans do" furore. On a personal note, the Munich dead should be remembered with respect and dignity and then the football should take centre stage. No matter what any Blue feels about this situation and how united have approached the subject down the years, we are stuck with this match and have to face it with respect and move on.
Johnny Baguette
23/01/2008 16:40:00
Back to the striker debate and Sevilla's bad boy Luis Fabiano and one Gerbil Cisse continue to be linked with City. Where was Svennis today? I understand he wasn't at Carrington....
Johnny Baguette
23/01/2008 17:16:00
aha, The next 48 hours may bring news from Spain or Germany, and I wish to not be from France :)
city 81
23/01/2008 17:48:00
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