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The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Takeover day
« on: September 01, 2018, 16:36:04 »
Another good read from those who were involved and present on the day the Sheik took over.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45256691

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 21:01:25 »
That day was very exciting but if I'd known how it would turn out I'd have been even more excited. Truth be told, I'd have been excited if I thought we would win a League Cup but it would make for a disappointing season these days.

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 10:09:57 »
Amazing day. I remember being transfixed by SSN all day, incredulous at what was going on.  Unbelievable turnaround in fortunes for our club.

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 10:45:00 »
I just heard in the afternoon that we were after Berbatov from under the rags noses and that we had been took over.

Me and my cousin went down and me dad phoned to say he could see me on sky sports news nobbin about infront of the cameras and that we were after Robinho instead/aswell.

Like what's been mentioned, we had no idea of the mammoth size of this takeover and how much everything would change!

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 11:37:40 »
I was a bit concerned at first seeing as Thaksin's takeover had turned out to be a false dawn, it was the Robinho/Berbatov saga later that day that convinced me we had serious intent. Crazy 10 years since then.

Good job the takeover had been sorted before they saw BBM's face on Sky.  ;D

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 13:13:19 »
according to berbatov there was  no chance of him joining  city

nobody mentions villa or gomez anymore, both would have been more use than the stepover merchant
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Neil Mcnab

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 20:27:55 »
Would they have bought us if Shiniwatra hadnt already moved us on a level? Is the part he had in the sale underplayed? We dodged a bullet with Kaka, who just went downhill.

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 10:32:58 »
Good job the takeover had been sorted before they saw BBM's face on Sky.  ;D

WOOOO!

We dodged a bullet with Kaka, who just went downhill.

Hmm I'm not sure about that. Madrid ruined him I reckon. Saying that, Hughes would have probably done the same!

Brazilians used to come and go in the PL due to them not enjoying the weather and getting home sick, there is a good amount in the league now who have been sticking a round a bit. Just an observation!
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 11:38:31 by The Blue Blooded Maniac »

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 11:35:20 »
injuries fucked him up, considering he was almost crippled he had a great career

just because


must be linked to the 10 year thing, four four two has a city feature with interviews with a few from the dark days
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 11:38:25 by goat »

Neil Mcnab

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 19:09:22 »
Praying must have done him no good.

goat

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2018, 22:05:59 »
you are on about the same bloke right?

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2018, 22:14:09 »
Think Neil means injury and Madrid wise.

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 14:53:41 »
Spent most of the day on here and Bluemoon- IIRC it was one of Citymancs' posted in the Middle East who alerted us to a story on Arab News

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 15:11:18 »
stevie always has his finger on the pulse

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2018, 21:29:28 »
Now they just need to get rid of international breaks for us. Come on Khaldoon, get your head together with the Sheikh, this needs sorted.

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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2018, 14:01:18 »
hes not buying you a new telly gav, calm down


team in uruguay now? missed that


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Re: Takeover day
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 23:38:10 »
Would they have bought us if Shiniwatra hadnt already moved us on a level? Is the part he had in the sale underplayed?

Indeed it is. Thaksin was a vital link in the chain - in that his profile and the international business circles he moved in, opened up a lot of doors across Asia and the Middle East. Whatever his other faults (Corrupt telecommunications privatisation deal? Turning a blind eye to police sanctioned murders of drug dealers?) he was, by the standards of many governments in SE Asia, one of the better politicians (and certainly no worse than some of the tossers currently running some Western countries!!) He is still (I think) the only Thai leader who managed to be democratically elected by his people twice - but fell victim to the country's notoriously conservative elite and ousted in a coup.

Yes, he tried to buy Fulham and possibly even Liverpool before us, but I always thought his interest in City was sincere (he certainly loves football), and once he realised he had been financially hamstrung by events back in Thailand - he had the decency to get out and found us a good buyer (and he made a healthy profit). I always thought Thaksin got us out of the rut we'd long dug ourselves into (to a point we had become too accepting of our lot) and got us thinking and acting like the big club we are again. Even bringing in Garry Cook helped (!) and appointing Sven-Göran Eriksson showed some intent. I know it remained all a bit dodgy until Sheikh Mansour took over, but the relatively brief Shiniwatra era gave us some hope of better things to come.