Comments on: Man City’s Roll Call of the Quite Good http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/ World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tony http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342932 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 15:57:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342932 city like every epl team should invest in there academy bring young players thru the rank’s etc..barca milan juve roma. youth players from there respective country, english clubs like city are destroying football with all this money throwing around.fifa & uefa should impose a salary cap on how mush a team can spend.

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By: neil http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342908 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:49:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342908 the missing link between city’s billions and its set of mediocre targets is probably mark hughes. he has said he wants players who can handle the premier league and that may be why he’s going for the likes of bridge and bellamy, rather than a bunch of fancy foreign dans who city already have (read nery castillo, jo…) and who aren’t performing. sure, he’d probably rather buy the very cream of world talent who could perform, but like others have said i doubt city can attract them yet. for me the most mediocre character is hughes himself – he’s been a backward step from eriksson – i bet he’ll be gone by the end of the season.

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By: meatandmalbec http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342906 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:03:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342906 Tevez would be a good signing but he isn’t going to end up there – not in a month of Sundays.

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By: des http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342905 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:42:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342905 The Freelance Fool is surely not so foolish. Parker is a classic case of an OK player who can do an OK job for teams hoping to avoid relegation or, at a push, try for a UEFA Cup slot.
What they need is a player who has graced some of the biggest teams in the land and, being named as number 14 in British football’s player Rich List, obviously likes a good wedge.
Step forward Damien Duff.

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By: Ned http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342902 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:35:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342902 I look forward to reading Matt’s next article, whoever he may be. Matt shmatt.

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By: Beth http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342899 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 16:29:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342899 It’s crucial that clubs like City are aspirational about the players they sign. If they have the money then they should buy or nurture the very best talent possible. When fans are cash-strapped this season and next, clubs are going to have to do more to fill their grounds every other week – attracting a few names from the top drawer could prove crucial.

City might not have the shiniest brand but it will never improve if they don’t raise their sights a little.

And Matt – you don’t even notice the rain after a while!

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By: Kevin Fylan http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342898 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:45:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342898 One other thing: Digging around for this article, I was reminded that Blackburn signed Flitcroft only after talks to bring in a young Zinedine Zidane broke down. What might have been…

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By: Kevin Fylan http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342897 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:43:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342897 Thanks for the comments so far, and please, keep them coming. I’ve got a tin hat I can put on.

Osky, the point I’m making is that City *should* be dreaming a bit more. If they concentrate on signing the easily signable they stand a chance of building a decent team, as long as they maintain patience, and perhaps playing UEFA Cup football for a few years. If they want to play in the Champions League, I really think they have to get better players. If it all goes wrong, at least it will be a fun ride.

And Matt, I appreciate it’s difficult to convince top class players to come, but it should be easier if they look outside the Premier League (the idea of signing Cristiano Ronaldo was indeed ridiculous) and if they look for clubs that need cash and have players who are perhaps unfulfilled where they are.

I should have made it clearer that I don’t expect City to sign seven players like the ones I mentioned, more like two or three. I don’t see why Silva and Villa should be impossible targets, and wouldn’t they be able to make Eto’o the sort of offer he just couldn’t refuse?

If anyone can think big, surely Manchester City can. If the best they can do is the sort of players being mentioned this week, I think that’s just a bit disappointing.

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342896 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:21:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342896 Kevin Fylan I hope it was good money Reuters paid you for that article becuase it lacked any sporting journalist’s knowledge of the current city situation. If it was that easy for city to lure high class players surely it would have happened! You have been marked Mr. Fylan as a freelance fool

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By: Graham http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/01/07/man-citys-roll-call-of-the-quite-good/comment-page-1/#comment-342893 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:58:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=11957#comment-342893 Some good shouts there, but other than Casillas you’ve got no defensive players, and City need to sure up there defence big time if they want to hark back to their glory days.

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