City targeting Haaland to replace Aguero
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,113
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is targeting Erling Braut Haaland as Sergio Aguero's replacement, and other options include Harry Kane.
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
Such a insightful comment.
You must be a joy to be around.
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31/03/2021 12:19:12 3 1
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Care for another sour apple , washed down with a glass or two of bitter lemon ?
Don’t forget Ilkay Gundigan. Wearing t shirt protesting about human rights abuse whilst also playing for a regime that has been condemned by Amnesty International for Human Rights abuse.
A squad full of complete hypocrites.
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31/03/2021 12:20:39 1 2
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a footballer mercenary? say it ain't so! looking beyond that, one of the best strikers in the Prem League era.
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31/03/2021 12:25:09 0 0
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"dirtiest", not "dirties"
This is clearly written by someone how has no interest or knowledge of football.
Numpty.
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Haha, you sad bastard. Removed
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
Such a insightful comment.
You must be a joy to be around.
Total Melt
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31/03/2021 12:20:08 2 7
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He was a horrible player, like Tevez before him. The league will be much better he's going.
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
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So you support the slavery of the UAE and the forced subjugation of millions of people so that the Emptihad can parade billion pounds worth of players like the mercenary Aguero. Pathetic mouthpiece Removed
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
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He is not even a good troll! Removed
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He is not even a good troll! Removed
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
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Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
Don’t forget Ilkay Gundigan. Wearing t shirt protesting about human rights abuse whilst also playing for a regime that has been condemned by Amnesty International for Human Rights abuse.
A squad full of complete hypocrites.
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31/03/2021 12:22:45 0 0
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Glad someone sees sense. Probably all bots from the UAE trying to big up their team smh
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So you support the slavery of the UAE and the forced subjugation of millions of people so that the Emptihad can parade billion pounds worth of players like the mercenary Aguero. Pathetic mouthpiece Removed
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
This is clearly written by someone how has no interest or knowledge of football.
Numpty.
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It really does amaze me that a small club from Manchester managed to attract billions of pounds in ‘sponsorship’ deals to enable them to spend nearly £2B on players. Imagine what they could do if they also used Abu Dhabi state funds. Removed
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Define Small
Aguero was the very worst of the Premier League. A total mercenary only ever in it for the money who knew the dodgy means by which his employers acquired their wealth, and on top of this was one of the dirties players in the league. Glad to see him gone! Removed
Haha, you sad bastard. Removed
How can journalists justify their wages?
By continually writing articles that are no more than speculation, which have around a 5% success rate

Are you 12yrs old and have a basic knowledge of football from around the world, or are able to search online?
If so, you too can make claims about star names being linked to big clubs who will need to refresh certain positions in their squad??
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31/03/2021 12:23:28 58 90
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Yeah for a real club not one invented by Arabs around 15 years ago.
Are you playing City bingo?

Or do you just hate clubs owned by non-white owners?
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31/03/2021 12:27:43 4 20
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Clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, PSG, Leipzig and even Blackburn shouldn’t be allowed to buy history while having virtually no fans

Let them create a league of their own
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Oil money reigns supreme once again..... Removed
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31/03/2021 12:48:32 3 11
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Haaland is a very talented player i cant argue about that.
as for joining city as per some comments over being a big club is laughable
as sterling gave away fa cup tickets to fans as it was admitted you could not sell them.
anyway now lock down is easing and the rule of six is allowed that means i will have more in my garden then your stadium.
and you call scouse fans plastic!! utter fake club.
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His scumbag agent will want this kid moving around every few years to maximise his commission fees. Wherever he goes, he won't be there for long. He'll be at a few stepping stone clubs before he settles at a proper big club. Removed
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31/03/2021 13:22:44 38 57
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That's what City are, a stepping stone club!
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31/03/2021 13:51:10 24 3
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I'm sure if he does come to little ol' City he'll be happy. He'll earn more than a proper big club, he'll win more than a proper big club, he'll be appreciated more than a proper big club, he'll learn more from Pep than the manager of a proper big club. This is how it feels to be City, this is how it feels to be small...
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31/03/2021 14:55:33 3 0
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This kid has a father who's a footballing man. His agent can only have that kind of control over kids without functional strong father figures.
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31/03/2021 13:02:22 15 10
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What is the problem with people about citys wealth.
Can you HONESTLY tell me you would not want the investment they have had.
If not then follow Newcastle
Honestly, no I'd rather my club didn't get that kind of dirty investment. Sportswashing by Arab nations to wash over the fact large parts of their workforce are modern day slaves. SLAVE WAGES PAY PEP'S SALARY Removed
Let's be honest they'll probably just buy both like a spoilt kid in a sweet shop, just like they did when they bought 4 full backs in one window.

What is scary is how many people forget the Arab investment in city is just sportswashing to hide the fact their country is backwards socially and treats its workforce like dirt.

Modern day slaves blood plays for the salary of everyone at City.
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The real evil are the fans themselves - they actually promote this kind of activity simply because it funds their club.

Apparently the price of decency is over £1 million in transfer fees and a few Carling Cups!

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31/03/2021 13:14:26 0 3
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Keep saying it and eventually someone will believe you
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31/03/2021 13:39:46 0 0
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Standard Charter fined for being isis money laundering, Uniteds sponsored bank in Myanmar , check it out, some people only see what they want to see!
Let's be honest they'll probably just buy both like a spoilt kid in a sweet shop, just like they did when they bought 4 full backs in one window.

What is scary is how many people forget the Arab investment in city is just sportswashing to hide the fact their country is backwards socially and treats its workforce like dirt.

Modern day slaves blood plays for the salary of everyone at City.
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The real evil are the fans themselves - they actually promote this kind of activity simply because it funds their club.

Apparently the price of decency is over £1 million in transfer fees and a few Carling Cups!

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31/03/2021 13:07:54 10 10
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Considering Haaland was just recently campaigning about human rights abuses in Qatar prior to his qualifier matches, I doubt Man City is going to be his first, second or even third choice for a new club.

(And yes, I know it's the UAE that pumps Man City full of cash and not Qatar, but the abuses in the UAE exceed even Qatar, and who runs the UAE? Ah yes, Prime Minister Sheik Mansour himself).
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It's unlikely anyone in the world who hasn't been indirectly affected by the UAE, given their oil trade.

But the difference is that whereas decent human beings challenge such abuse, you as a Man City fan believe such abuses are right, simply because it funds your chequebook manager as he occasionally wins you a title. That's a pretty twisted way of thinking.
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How do you benefit from these abuses? Are you so sure you are completely untouched by these conditions? Removed
It's unlikely anyone in the world who hasn't been indirectly affected by the UAE, given their oil trade.

But the difference is that whereas decent human beings challenge such abuse, you as a Man City fan believe such abuses are right, simply because it funds your chequebook manager as he occasionally wins you a title. That's a pretty twisted way of thinking.
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31/03/2021 12:39:12 0 1
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good point but city fans are not known for having musch in the brains department.
Wow that’s quite a sweeping statement.
Are you such a sad little troll you’ve just come on here to slag city off.
It’s a nice day can you seriously not find anything better to do?

By the way if you’re going to say people don’t have brains learn grammar and learn to spell :)
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I remember City fans (pre 2008) for years saying they were 'the true team of Manchester, we'll never be like them at Utd, only win by spending'.

Then Middlesbrough beat City 8-1.

Then black gold came.

Awful human rights record.

Now we have a paedophilia scandal.

What a horrible, disgusting club.
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Should never consider the spitting diving Kane should go for someone with class. Removed
Why would City gravitate towards players 'of class' given they exist only to sportswash over their owners human rights abuses?

Kane is far too good a human being to wind up at Man City.
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31/03/2021 12:18:36 271 133
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Might as well buy both since no one seems to regulate how much they spend
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31/03/2021 13:24:02 46 39
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no-one cares about city, and never will. It's a gulf state playing fantasy football
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31/03/2021 13:30:53 23 17
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you are joking? Are the sponsors not related to the owners of the club?
I follow Chelsea and do not understand how it works, more so after City walked away scott free. Change the rules for all and give everyone a fair chance.
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Why would City gravitate towards players 'of class' given they exist only to sportswash over their owners human rights abuses?

Kane is far too good a human being to wind up at Man City.
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Yeah for a real club not one invented by Arabs around 15 years ago.
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31/03/2021 13:42:17 3 6
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Not sure why Haaland, who was recently campaigning against human rights abuses, would want to join Manchester City, given the actions of their owners?
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31/03/2021 13:42:17 3 6
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Not sure why Haaland, who was recently campaigning against human rights abuses, would want to join Manchester City, given the actions of their owners?
Can you expand on the human rights abuses of City's owners or are you just guessing that they must be involved because of other reported abuse in that region? Removed
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31/03/2021 14:05:45 2 0
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https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/united-arab-emirates/report-united-arab-emirates/

Enjoy.

Can you provide evidence that Sheik Mansour, as PM, is not responsible for these actions? I'll wait. ??
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31/03/2021 14:11:45 5 2
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To 'plunder' means to take out!
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31/03/2021 14:39:11 0 0
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Or by Yanks who own shopping malls and launder money, or Russian oligarchs who plundered their country's natural resources?
The British in India... and one or two other places over the years. Removed
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31/03/2021 15:04:03 0 0
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we can try not financing them but keeping our money - www.buynothingproject.org/about
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31/03/2021 14:09:28 7 8
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Another City article = Another chance for opposing fans to be bitter.
I play what I call my ' Citeh Bingo ' game. Citeh, Oil, Ruining football, Fraudiola, bought the league, human rights etc etc. They're all on there. Interesting that people are so appalled and self righteous about oil and human rights ( dont doubt the validity of their concern!!!) yet have no issue with posting about it on a phone whose manufacture uses oil and is produced using slave labour Removed
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31/03/2021 14:21:37 2 1
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You forgot "They'll go bust when the owner gets bored" - see that and you'll have a full hose - Bingo!!
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31/03/2021 14:46:33 1 0
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We'll have to think of a new category to cover those of us who 'refuse' to validate their 'fact based' arguments.
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31/03/2021 14:10:29 22 8
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Haaland would be a great signing for MCFC but as previously witnessed, City don't pay the transfer prices other clubs do. Despite their wealth, they always want good value and that's why Rodri is their most expensive buy at £62 million.
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31/03/2021 12:42:21 10 5
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There is no bar
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Must be nice being backed by a totalitarian dictatorship who plunder their wealth in vanity projects like man city. Removed
The British in India... and one or two other places over the years. Removed
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31/03/2021 14:00:24 5 1
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The way you use the word “Arabs” here says everything we need to know. I’m always flabbergasted by the racism the BBC allow on threads about City.
Huh? Are they not owned by people from an Arab nation? If I say Liverpool are owned by Americans is that racist? I was born in England and therefore English/ British. If someone referred to me as a Brit im not offended because I am a Brit. By the way you obviously live in a fantasy world as your username implies. Removed
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31/03/2021 15:55:51 4 0
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Why did you feel the need to mention the nationality of our owners? What relevance does it have here? If you can’t understand why choosing to foreground their nationality for no apparent reason comes across as racially motivated, then you might want to try reading more.
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31/03/2021 14:52:02 1 3
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I think Etihad have asked to increase their sponsorship again. They know they can’t afford it but that doesn’t matter as the ruler of Abu Dhabi will dip into the state funds to cover it again.
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31/03/2021 14:31:54 3 5
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Breaking news Manchester city are about to invests obscene amounts of money to win titles

Didn’t see that coming

As far as football go if they can get Kane they will be buying a better more mature player

Leave Halland for a couple more years to develop at higher level he is still fairly new to take on to much pressure and expectation which is what will happen if he comes to England and city
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31/03/2021 15:12:56 4 4
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All these bitter contributers. You can guarantee if it was their own clubs in the same position, there wouldn't be a peep about how much they spend.
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31/03/2021 15:08:55 1 0
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Haaland and Kane don't suit City playing style, and Grealish is a boy.
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31/03/2021 13:24:02 46 39
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no-one cares about city, and never will. It's a gulf state playing fantasy football
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31/03/2021 13:30:53 23 17
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you are joking? Are the sponsors not related to the owners of the club?
I follow Chelsea and do not understand how it works, more so after City walked away scott free. Change the rules for all and give everyone a fair chance.
City were innocent of any UEFA charges, read the ruling, UEFA had five emails two of which were pasted together, all sponsor deals checked and all good, idiot. Removed
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well oil be dammed ... so it does. *sheikhs fist at screen* Removed
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Our 'tax extorting' BBC in actuality working to censor us for a religious government who yanno do the choppy mcchop for the most basic of sins. I praise my god The State thank you for permitting me to discuss the bread & circus. Yes of course this comment is not on topic of course remove it.
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well oil be dammed ... so it does. *sheikhs fist at screen* Removed
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31/03/2021 17:47:18 1 1
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your team not winning?
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31/03/2021 17:59:58 1 1
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Football in England is rising to a new era.

You had indications of that when The Centurions reached 100 points and the Fourmidables claimed all the domestic trophies.

Utd need to get their act together. It is truly pathetic seeing the once biggest club in the world in such decline !
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31/03/2021 18:18:48 2 4
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If City get Haaland, may as well hand them the title for next ten years. He needs to go to United to even it up or believe me ABU's will all switch to ABC's within 3 seasons. We do not want a procession every season. Even City fans will die of boredom eventually.
The only "United" Erling would consider would be Leeds United.
He'll never sign for Man United after nutjob Keane tried to murder his dad on a football pitch. With San Fransisco 49'rs money Aguero to sign for conpatriate Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United isn't out of the question.
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Dear dave, being selective again I see.

2008 to 2021 please is the timeframe we are looking at.

We could look at the cost in transfer fees of the current squads if you prefer, whichever is fairer?
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31/03/2021 19:08:11 2 1
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The past 10 years City and all clubs have only spent within the limits of revenues as per FFP - problem ?

The question is about your owners, the money they take out of the club, your club’s mismanagement, your club’s purchase of a goalkeeper who can’t use his feet for a world record fee along with a defender who let in 7 against Villa.

Your fans, your club, project ‘big picture’ are THE problem
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31/03/2021 19:15:23 3 0
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Have you always hated MC or just since they started winning things?
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31/03/2021 19:43:14 0 0
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I am interested in why you keep avoiding the question .....
There’s presumably nothing to stop you finding out if the information is available.

What makes you think I know even or care about who spent what in 2008 ? Or the whole of that decade ? It’s 13 years ago ! Are you nuts or what ? ???????
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Dear stormbringer,

Did LFC’s recent PL and CL wins, despite spending significantly less than MC, MU and Chelsea upset you that much?

You raise their greater spending as a plus but all it does is add context to how well LFC have done under Klopp despite bigger spending rivals and LFC having to sell their best players.
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31/03/2021 20:02:37 0 2
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Spending significantly LESS ? ??

Spending WORLD RECORD fees on defenders and goalkeepers!!!!!!!

You have to be kidding - right ?????
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31/03/2021 20:39:02 0 2
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You spent world record fees on a defender and goal keeper
Dear stormbringer,

Did LFC’s recent PL and CL wins, despite spending significantly less than MC, MU and Chelsea upset you that much?

You raise their greater spending as a plus but all it does is add context to how well LFC have done under Klopp despite bigger spending rivals and LFC having to sell their best players.
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Dear dave, LFC spent more on VVD than MC have on a single player and yet MC have still spent over £300m more on their squad than LFC.

Doesn’t that make it even more embarrassing for MC that LFC won a PL and CL?
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31/03/2021 20:23:37 5 3
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I am more interested in the current status and management of the clubs and in this season more than last. And more in the past 10 years than previous decades.

My main goal for this season after City win the PL is simply than Liverpool do not qualify for Europe
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31/03/2021 20:54:21 1 1
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The fact is you love it if Liverpool bought Haaland and you would not care where the money come from if they did.
All clubs would
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31/03/2021 20:18:32 1 1
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Not if Chelsea spend it badly it doesn’t.

How is Timo Werner getting on? Rumour is that Tuchel wants to sell him.
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31/03/2021 20:04:32 0 1
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I’m sure City will be a well oiled machine when Haaland is signed....
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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Arabs, Arsenal, Chelsea, corruption, history, Liverpool, Manchester United and The UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations in, what, over 1000 points. Obviously I'm being sarcastic. It's funny, when it comes to Manchester City all the jealous kids start trembling. A harmless banter becomes the opposite. I used to enjoy everything about football. Not anymore Removed
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I’ve seen Sterling do it at Man City
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01/04/2021 07:40:35 2 1
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Another year of them buying every trophy they can. They are ruining English football its now so predictable and boring, it is going the same way as the German and french leagues.
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"City - the great entertainers."

Take it that you missed the England game last night?
The only entertainment the "City 4" gave us was once again Sterling's theatrical and comic swan dive.
To be fair though the "Chelsea 3" were just as boring.
Looks like you two shop in the same market.
Seeing you both are so flush-How about Origi to replace Aguero or Timo Werner-a snip at £50 million!
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Another year of them buying every trophy they can. They are ruining English football its now so predictable and boring, it is going the same way as the German and french leagues.
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31/03/2021 16:59:09 20 4
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Makes me laugh all this calling City a new club with no history. Sure they aren't Utd. historically but I remember them in the 1950s. Yes, I am old enough to be the grandad for most of you.

But Utd. for instance financially bullied teams in the 1930s after being a small club. It really isn't any different.
"But Utd. for instance financially bullied teams in the 1930s after being a small club"
Any basic read of United's history will tell you this is utter ballcocks.
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"City - the great entertainers."

Take it that you missed the England game last night?
The only entertainment the "City 4" gave us was once again Sterling's theatrical and comic swan dive.
To be fair though the "Chelsea 3" were just as boring.
Looks like you two shop in the same market.
Seeing you both are so flush-How about Origi to replace Aguero or Timo Werner-a snip at £50 million!
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Good to see all the bitters are still alive and well. If only they could expend their energies on doing something useful ... perhaps not. The rumour mill in overdrive already. Who cares? I suppose it gives the idiots something to moan about. Can't be good for your health contributing this amount of whinging on a regular basis. Enjoy the long weekend. Removed
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dave
09:41

"City - the great entertainers."

Take it that you missed the England game last night?
The only entertainment the "City 4" gave us was once again Sterling's theatrical and comic swan dive.
To be fair though the "Chelsea 3" were just as boring.
Looks like you two shop in the same market.
Seeing you both are so flush-How about Origi to replace Aguero or Timo Werner-a snip at £50 million!