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any City fans here?
Is there anywhere else you'd like to register your disapproval of on the internet?
Not being funny yeah, but are the people who run Manchester City retarded? Not only did they agree to let this guy start his purchase of the club at the same time as his country was trying to depose him, they let the deal go through AFTER all his money had been frozen. And now he's probably gonna have to hide out for the rest of his life in London trying to run a premiership club with money everyone knows is embezzled and which his country is gonna try to get back.
Still... if things go tits up, I fancy Micah Richards for Arsenal, yeah?
Last I heard his supporters were a TV chef and his enemies were the entire military apparatus of Thailand.
Should be entertaining at least.
City are better off without him anyway. He hires Sven, asks him to get at least tenth place, Sven gets ninth and is fired. I mean what the shit; are these the actions of a man you want controlling your club?
He didn't hire Sven, he was appointed before the takeover and apparently Thaksin didn't really want him as manager and had to be convinced by City's board of directors to keep him for the season.
Sven wasn't all that neither
I'm happy to stand corrected. Still, he fired him didn't he? And even if Sven wasn't 'all that', I'm still of the opinion that it was a poor decision - not least because it's also my opinion that City did well to place 9th last season.
we started fantastically well. Ok when things started to slip at christmas he didn't change anything in a bid to arrest it however:
he didn't get a pre season - neither did any of the players he brought in
He had a small squad, for gods sake Sun Jihai got games.
It's no wonder we ran out of steam post christmas.
to finish 9th was a good achievement.
and Sven wasted a lot of it.
The club isn't owned in Thaksin's name so even if he was extradited and banged up someone else would just take-over, probably one of his kids. Plus the family has 200-400 million in funds in European banks so they're not exactly skint.
There maybe not smoke without fire but there's also a lot of stuff being printed that's pure conjecture - I doubt anybody knows the full story apart from Thaksin's inner-circle.
for him and his wife
that strikes me as fairly serious
The thing is when he bought City he set up a company to do it, he is just one of a number of directors (Others include his sons and daughters who haven't had any legal proceedings started against them as yet) of that company - so if he goes someone else will just take his place.
He's a business man who has made billions, he isn't stupid - do you think he'd risk one of his biggest investments by buying it in such a way that if he went to jail it would go bankrupt?
which seems kinda fatuous given the fact that he was allowed to leave the country to attend the opening of the olympics and he's been democratically elected....
he was deposed by a military Junta and could probably argue that it's just going to be a show trial leading up to life imprisonment, key thrown away yadda yadda
and he does seem like bit of a dodgy geezer (also: his chillingly inhuman mannerisms), but do we know that he did all these things he's being accused of? Are those responsible for the military coup whiter than whiter? Who do you trust? What evidence have we seen?
City are seemingly fucked, yes, and taking him on in the first place was probably not the best idea, no, but i'm not sure if we can start making rock solid judgements on Thaksin just yet.
Or at least, that's what i thought when he first got involved with City. Now.. hmm
They signed Jo for a fair bit. Anybody else?
Because the fact that they appear to be trying to get Corluka and Stephen Ireland sold behind the manager's back suggests there's something a bit dodgy going on. Corluka had a class season last year, and they were going to sell him without making much of a profit? Good business sense
it seems like that
from an alleged employee of MCFC -
"I'm sorry to say this, as a life long fan and - for the last few (for me at least) unforgettable months - employee, MCFC as we know it is finished. Here are the FACTS, for those who really want to know. Thaksin is, as of midlnight 10th August, 2008, an international fugitive.
He now has to be found guilty of corruption in Thailand in his absense, offering no defence. Extradition requests will surely follow. The PL will then have to find him short of the fit and proper ownership rules (and believe me, the pressure for that from fellow 'members' has been growing since June).
Thaksin is trying to palm off City onto whoever will now take it, an insolvent mess of a business, completely incapable of sustaining itself. The truth is that the only interested party (until recently) - Wardle - is not now able to bail City out now , he cant come close on his own and no partners have been found. The wage bioll and committments due on the last 2 years' transfers have spiralled out of control.
The Corluka affair is the last straw - I personally worked on the deal and can assure anyone interested that he has already been transferred to Spurs. Spurs have this evening started legal action, and he will be barred from playing for City following an injunction in the courts tomorrow.
Personally I expect Hughes to then resign on principal (he has no choice now, he is on record as saying that he will have final say on all transfers). Many wont believe any of this, but a few will.
I am very close to this situation (readers will never know who I am or how close - a few would know my name but it isnt appropriate to for me to come 'out') - trust me, I am close enough to know what has happeneded in the last fortnight, I am ###### off with it (as a fan, and as someone who has worked hard for the club durinig the ast 18 months or so) and it must be said, a little drunk.
I am posting this message on a few sites - apologies for those that keep reading it, but I want City fans to know what is happening. The sad truth is we are finished, and that as a result, the PL will be facing its biggest challenge since inception within 2 weeks of now."
Fingers crossed, eh?
Already proven to be a fake
BRING IT ON MOTHAFUCKAS
no, no i didn't