Writer: Richard McCormick
Date:Friday May 16 2008
There was something not quite right about the first bit of last season and it took a while to realise what it was. It wasn`t being bottom of the table. It wasn`t having Chucky as team manager. It wasn`t even the jaw droppingly awful Gerald Cid at centre back. No, it was the realisation that we could no longer laugh at Manchester City.
The massive club down the road have been the deserved butt of jokes for years, but they`d got a decent manager, money to spend and played some neat football early doors. It was all very disappointing.
Fortunately, the break in hilarity has been brief. Football fans can once more giggle at the occupants of the world`s biggest council house, and it`s all down to one man. Thaksin Shinawatra raised a few laughs when he decided to publicly sack the man who guided City to their best finish for years, but he`s topped that easily. According to the Daily Express, he`s now going to sell the entire squad. Not just the duffers, but the whole shebang. There may be discounts for bulk buyers. Clearly the man`s a comic genius. He`ll probably put them on E-Bay.
Thaksin Shinawatra, we salute you.
Note: Thaksin Shinawatra has since denied the story and issued a statement on City's official site, which we're happy to reproduce here.
'There is absolutely no truth to this story or any of the allegations. I appreciate the progress and performance of the whole squad, managed by Sven-Goran Eriksson, this season.'
Bugger. We were going to offer them twenty quid for Martin Petrov.
Date:Friday May 16 2008
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