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Manchester City Now Want Carroll – Haven’t Spent Enough Yet

11:59 am, Thursday, October 7th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

You would think that when Manchester City have spent over £400M on new players in the last couple of years, their team building would be complete – don’t bet on it.

Andy Carroll - now wanted by Eastlands club

News today that Roberto Mancini is drawing up a short list of players he still wants to bring to the Manchester City club, and apparently has identified three British players he wants to buy in January, one of which is Newcastle striker Andy Carroll.

Mancini is looking to persuade Welshman Gareth Bale and Andy Carroll to come and earn big money at the Manchester club, and apparently he even thinks they will be willing to join the Eastlands club for the huge personal terms they will offer the players.

City also want to sign Chelsea full back Ashley Cole, and just think, if they were willing to pay a ridiculous;ly overpriced £27M for former Newcastle player James Milner, heaven only knows how much they will be ready to pay for probably the best left full back in the world right now.

Thankfully, Manchester City will not be able to make a joke out of football for too much longer, as UEFA will be bringing in financial restrictions for European clubs within the next year.

And then football clubs will only be able to spend money they bring into the club in revenues essentially – spoil sports.

The fact that City have a current wage bill of around £135M which is around £8M more than they bring in currently in total revenues seems not to be a problem to them. They announced within the last month that the club lost £121M in their last financial year.

The sooner this Manchester club is brought into line, and under some kind of sensible control, and stopped from making a mockery of the football transfer system , and football in general, the better the game will be because of it.

You talk about buying success – but this is completely ridiculous.

Comments welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ericles // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    I suppose Man City will round off this fantasy bid by offering De Jong in part exchange? Carroll will stay – money cannot buy everything one hopes.

  • 2 MacToon // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Yeah right, hope Ashley, NUFC and Carroll have the bottle to tell them what they can do with their money!

  • 3 thegreeneyedblue // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    get a life you saddo’s carrol is a donkey and will never make it at the top level, why on earth would city want that waste of space

  • 4 Visten // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    JOG ON SON

  • 5 NUFC_Richyg01 // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    They can have him for £10M + Tevez

  • 6 NUFC_Richyg01 // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    I see on NUFC.co.uk, they are running a poll for the Carling Player Of The Month (September)

    I think it would be a huge boost to him if we all vote for BEN ARFA

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20101007/vote-for-your-carling-player-of-the-month_2281670_2177463

  • 7 antmanbee // Oct 7, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    They got Martin Atkinson for an undisclosed fee, reportedly at a steal !
    ;0)

  • 8 cupiddstunt // Oct 7, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Cmon Ed the green eyed monster is rearing it’s head again, manure and slitherpool have been spending outside their earnings for years, when we bought Shearer for £15 mil. 15 years ago it was way outside what we were earning, when we bought the owen the crippled dwarf we had to buy him on future earnings as we were unable to pay the whole sum up front.

    We are one of the guilty parties that started this whole shambles of buying players over their value and on credit, and now we are not in the same market place all I read are complaints about the clubs that are still in position to power buy.

    Player came to NUFC because of the wages we were throwing around and I didn’t hear anybody complaining then about over spending, but now we are being a little bit more realistic with the budget all we get now is “I wish these big spenders would be brought into line as it is not fair.”

    Even Rudolph the red nosed ferguson is crying about cities spending and that is rich coming from one of the biggest spenders in the game, so cmon Ed stop spitting the dummy out the pram, we are not up with the big spenders anymore so accept it and let’s move on.

  • 9 ende // Oct 7, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Piss off City.

  • 10 onlyoneshearer // Oct 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM

    really good point from cupid stunt about us being one of the worst culprits for over spending baring in mind the wages we paid very average players and are still paying now!
    As for carroll going to man city, pure speculation, carroll is decent but hes no where near city level and tbh i dont think he’ll ever make it further than a decent premier league striker. Although 2 years ago i dont think many expected him to improve to that!




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