Posts Tagged ‘ Manchester City ’

Do UEFA’s Financial Reforms Unfairly Target Manchester City?

al-mubarak_lrg_03In an exclusive interview for the Guardian, Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak criticized Michel Platini’s planned control of football club expenditure. He has a point.

Platini wants new financial rules by 2012. Under those guidelines, Clubs would spend within their soccer-generated income. Failure to do so would end in a European ban. Khaldoon argues that this calcifies the status quo.

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Emmanuel Adebayor Lectures Arsenal Fans on Loyalty

Before playing Arsenal, former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor said Arsenal supporters are “not real fans.”

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The Most Expensive Transfer in Premier League History is…Carlos Tevez?

carlos-tevez-manchester-city-825x10Paul Doyle of The Guardian once described Carlos Tevez as “the rich man’s Dirk Kuyt.” That man may be far more rich than we thought.

Carlos Tevez left Manchester United for Manchester City, in a deal that reportedly paid Tevez’ handlers £25.5m. According to a new report in The Times, Tevez’ fee may really be £47m, nearly twice the initial figure. If true, that would dwarf the previous British transfer record – City’s buy of Robinho for £34.2m – and be the fifth largest transfer in history.

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What Will Arsenal Do With the Transfer Money from Manchester City?

Manchester City are spending their way into the Premier League top four.  Paradoxically, the club most amenable to their ambition is Arsenal, whom they wish to supplant.  The Gunners sold City striker Emmanuel Adebayor for £25m.  Less than two weeks later, they are prepared to sell them defender Kolo Toure for another £14m, as the 28-year-old Ivorian has been turned by the £100,000 per week wage offer.

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EPL Talk: Robinho to Chelsea for John Terry?

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Could Manchester City Send Robinho to Chelsea for John Terry: Here is your outlandish Man City rumor for the week.  Manchester City send Robinho and cash to Chelsea for England captain John Terry.  Not sure that I buy it happening, but both clubs should consider it.

EPLTalk: Are Manchester City Really Destroying Football

2911062113_34ebf5aba7_oHere is my latest article for EPL Talk.  Is the pundits’ problem with Manchester City that they are rich?  Or, is it that they are nouveau riche?