Discussion in 'Football Banter' started by Clarky101, Jan 20, 2009.
doesn't look that bad to me?
although that's their 3rd kit according to the url of the image
I watched the game on FSC. Absolutely horrible play for Chitty. No one wants to play they just want to get paid go figure.
you need to see the socks
Im pretty sure its there away shirt.
The socks are hideous.
Why Dietmar Hamann is Writing Off Man City's Championship Chances
30/7/2010 6:00 AM GMT By Jon West
Brian Kidd, once a player at Manchester United and Manchester City and now assistant manager at the latter, is of the opinion that his current employers cannot begin to regard themselves as challengers to the Old Trafford empire until they have won a trophy.
However, according to Dietmar Hamann, who was a City player until a year ago, there is absolutely no chance of a 34-year silverware drought ending with the Premier League title being proudly displayed at Eastlands come May.
The former Germany midfielder, now back in England in a player-coach role with MK Dons of League One, is convinced City's manic pursuit of the world's best players, which has arguably seen them pay the world's most inflated prices, is doomed to perpetual failure.
"City have bundles to spend but you need to spend it wisely and I'm not sure they do," he said. "They turn over 10 to 15 players every season and if they keep doing that they ain't going nowhere. You need consistency and continuity at a football club.
"The fans want to see names but big names don't win you games or titles. The longest-serving player in the XI that will start in two weeks' time has been there for two years.
"I don't see them as title contenders if they keep doing what they are doing. I don't think they will challenge United or Chelsea."
It would be easy to dismiss such sentiments as the bitter views of a man who was shunted out the door to make way for younger, better players as City attempted to reach a higher level.
But Hamann was adamant the club's recruitment policy had already failed to do just that. "They missed a massive trick when Richard Dunne left," he said. "I still think he is better than all the centre-halves they have paid five or ten times as much money for."
It won't be long therefore before the 36-year-old's theory will be put to the test but Hamann was prepared to venture that Roberto Mancini and Co might even struggle to match last term's fifth-place finish, which saw them pipped for a place in the Champions League qualifiers by Tottenham.
"They should have finished in the top four last year but they didn't," he said. "There's every chance they will miss out again because Liverpool will rise again this year and Spurs got there last year. Everton will have a better start than last year.
"It should be a formality but the way it's going at the moment I'm not sure."
Having spent three years wearing a blue shirt, Hamann should know there is no such thing as a 'formality' when it comes to City and silverware. Except for a feeling of disappointment of course.
However much the current hierarchy wish it weren't so, the German's words have more than a ring of truth to them.
Why Dietmar Hamann is Writing Off Man City's Championship Chances -- UK Football FanHouse
Tevez: City is a smaller team than United 02 August 2010 - 09:10 | Sport.co.uk
Those socks are pretty similar to our GK kits sleeves i think city are copying united in the hope it might win em something
from the same link
I don't fully blame him for leaving, if from what I understand is that his agent wouldn't accept the fee we were offering. What annoyed me was the way he then went about it, and then joined City of all clubs. Even Real Madrid could have been forgiven but City?
Tevez coming to City had nothing to do with his agent, United were given a set minimum fee in the contract and United didn't want to pay it until the last moment when they found out we wanted him. You offered the minimum amount and Tevez chose us because of the way Ferguson treated him in his last year.
Tevez didn't want to move his family again after moving 3 times in a short space of time and his daughter was settled at a school in Cheshire. It was either City or Liverpool, no other club would have been an option.
3 cheers for Kalou for the Quote of the Week..
"City did the same thing last season & finished fifth" 03 August 2010 - 09:27 | Sport.co.uk
Not even on TV - whereas Villa and Liverpool are....
Those socks just made my evening! LOL
have any of you seen what the bitter blue tw@ts have put on a building at the end of the mancunian way ?
a close up of part of it.
how long before that gets splattered with RED paint ?
If that happens, it definitely wasn't me
Give me a paintball gun!
someone should just paint MASSIVE over it in red paint
and 'Wage bill' under that!
bottom left on the 2nd picture....PART FIT...is that the state of all their players ?