Have to just talk about Man City (I am a Man City fan btw) and the amazing goings on this week. First off, thanks to Thaksin Shinawatra who saved us, really, from dropping down and out of the Premiership by taking over and putting us on the map again with the appointment of Sven and his transfers in. And again credit has to go to him for respecting us as a club and the Premiership for bowing out when all his current legal problems started to have an effect on the pitch. Whether or not he meant it this way or just got a good offer for the club is something I don’t suppose we’ll know.
It’s funny that transfer deadline day has been to the highlight of the season so far and not the football. It has taken the attention away from the fact that the Premiership is so boring and predictable and in desperate need of someone to upset and alter the monotonous ‘top four’ routine. Be this Spurs, Villa or City I don’t care, a team always threatens and is predicted to do so but it never happens. Fingers crossed and now with our money we could possibly be the ones to do it. But, Spurs over the last few seasons have spent money, got a great manager but are again falling short so it takes more than buying a few over priced players as they have found out.
So yeah, we are now the richest club in the world! The Arab group who now own us are saying the right things, even if some are a joke:
Ronaldo has said he wants to play for the biggest club in the world, so we will see in January if he is serious.
Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim, front man for Manchester City’s new Middle East owners the Abu Dhabi United Group, stirs things up by suggesting City will make a Â£135m bid for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
But this is good and when they say they want to see us in the Champions League in the next two seasons, it sounds more convincing coming from this group than Thaksin. But now on the other hand, there are going to be clubs who despise us, similar to Chelsea and we have to deal with this. In the past the general opinion of Man City is that we are very amusing off the pitch and harmless on it. Fingers crossed now we are serious off the pitch and seriously start to do things on the pitch.