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The Biggest Club In The World

Post by Nishlord » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:58 pm

Manchester City?
Manchester City's new billionaire owners are planning a world-record £135m bid for Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window before turning their sights to, among others, Fernando Torres of Liverpool and Cesc Fábregas of Arsenal. "Ronaldo has said he wants to play for the biggest club in the world, so we will see in January if he is serious," said Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, of the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Al-Fahim also re-iterated that he would investigate the potential availability of the former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, Valencia's David Villa and the former Brazil international Ronaldo to join Robinho in a "dream team" that would be able to challenge for the Champions League within two or three years.

However, he identified United's Ronaldo as the biggest challenge for the billionaire tycoons, backed by members of the United Arab Emirates royal family, who have taken control of the club from Thaksin Shinawatra. "Real Madrid were estimating his value at $160m (£90m) but for a player like that, to actually get him, will cost a lot more; I would think $240m (£135m). But why not? We are going to be the biggest club in the world, bigger than both Real Madrid and Manchester United."

In all probability, City's chances of persuading Ronaldo to forget about moving to Real Madrid and decide instead to swap Old Trafford for Eastlands - or 'Middle Eastlands', as some City fans have started referring to it - are, at best, miniscule. Yet City's remarkable signing of Robinho from Real Madrid, for a British record £32.5m, just before Sunday's transfer deadline has already sent shockwaves through the sport, and Al-Fahim insisted the club would be willing to pay United three times the world transfer record, set in 2001 when Zinedine Zidane moved from Juventus to Real Madrid. "We want a team who can win the Champions League," he added.

Al-Fahim also confirmed that Torres and Fábregas were among his targets as City look to bring in a "minimum 18" players. "We're not just going to spend money on anyone, but if we can get the biggest players in the world, and of course if the manager wants them, then we will get them," he said.

Robinho arrived in London on Tuesday for a brief meeting with Mark Hughes to conclude the transfer - even though he has yet to take the usually routine medical examination - before flying out to join up with the Brazil national squad for Monday's World Cup qualifier against Chile. The 24-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that makes him the highest-paid footballer in the history of the game, with a weekly salary of £160,000.

Ronaldo could conceivably be offered twice that amount but it could also be argued that City's pursuit of the twice footballer-of-the-year also demonstrates a degree of naivety on the part of the new owners. United's reaction was one of bemusement, a spokesman saying "we have made it clear all summer that Cristiano is not for sale".
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Re: The Biggest Club In The World

Post by Adelpiero » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:00 pm

he said he would go to close to 200mil

i think its the worst way to build a team.

I think their manager is quality, but too many chiefs and not enough indians could undercut him.

If i had that transfer kitty, i would try to buy:

Bojan
Pato
Iniesta
Sneijder
Schweinsteiger
S.Ramos
Gago

for what they will pay for Ronaldo,robinho, and others, you could fill your team out with that talent for the next decade.

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Re: The Biggest Club In The World

Post by Adelpiero » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:01 pm

nish

read on sky, that the dipshit at newcastle will get the axe. little late isnt it???? he brought them to relegation brink last season, that was time. Newcastle denying he will be sacked,

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Re: The Biggest Club In The World

Post by Dr_Phibes » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:33 pm

And in other news..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A40517282
Lawrence, at Hartlepool last night

League One Leicester City


good afternoon everyone,
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your hospitality last night at the Hartlepool Leicester match.
But the main talking point on the journey back was of the local character called Lawrence.
Here we have a guy ( this is what we learnt from the locals last night) who walks around wearing his mothers clothes because he was upset after his mothers sad death. he lives next to the ground and has German flags all around his house. He is the love child of Robert Maxwell, (the former publisher)
We were told of his plight and that your club took his season ticket off him, and he now suports the away team every match and stands on the away fans terrace, because he goes into the mens toilets and pulls up his skirt to do his business!! and club received many complaints Bless him !!

could any genuine Hartlepool suppoerteers confirm or deny any of this!
Great to hear from any of you, and see you guys down at the Walkers at the end of this month
I have posted this on the Hartlepool pages as well, although it looks like hardly anybody uses their 606 pages!

Lawrence 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD6cqbF2 ... re=related


Lawrence 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGE-Mp9U ... re=related

Deadly! :lol: :lol:

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