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City's Billions to Gazump us for Wilson and Craig?

City's Billions to Gazump us for Wilson and Craig?

Manchester City have already shown the world their intent to bring the very best and show money is absolutely no object as they look to dominate world football.

The ramifications of the possible signing of Kaka have yet to het the game, as I'm sure it will, much to the detriment of the game, with every other deal adding an extra nought to the fee of their very average players...

As City now look to throw their money towards Upton Park and the JJB to tempt Wilson Palacios and Craig Bellamy to Manchester, it could well be that Harry misses out on two of his major targets as we are cast aside by City`s bottomless pit of cash..

Personally I still think that Bellamy will sign for Spurs, for three very good reasons.

1: He has already started his desire to remain in London with his family.

2: Money isn`t his main Priority so he is looking for personal over financial issues.

3: He wants to play football in a stable environment, not be downgraded for a £50 million Albanian in six months..


I think the Palacios deal could be different, he is already in the North West, so logistically it is an easy move. At this time Manchester ride is far more exciting than the one currently taking place anywhere else in football, lots will fall off, but it could be one hell of a journey..

At 24 Palacios has time to gamble. Sign for big money today and see what happens. Players have so much control today and if he wants out, he can always move on with a bank balance far bigger than when he joined and with reputation intact.

It may well be that Harry still gets both players, or neither, but I have a strong feeling that we will get one and not the other and although I rate both, I think we will end up with the one we need least.

That is the Tottenham way after all aint it??





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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Sunday January 18 2009
Time: 10:58AM

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lets hope citeh do gazump us for bellamy, id be mortified if he joined. Yes my thoughts are no of footballing reasons, I dont like hi attitude and think itd be wrong for the club. As for palacios, I agree Ox, he's more likely to pick citeh over us at this time I fear ane he's the type of player we really really need right now.
Audere est Facere
18/01/2009 11:07:00
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lets hope citeh do gazump us for bellamy, id be mortified if he joined. Yes my thoughts are no of footballing reasons, I dont like hi attitude and think itd be wrong for the club. As for palacios, I agree Ox, he's more likely to pick citeh over us at this time I fear ane he's the type of player we really really need right now.
Audere est Facere
18/01/2009 11:07:00
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The time we take pratting about over our transfer deals its no wonder. We have been "on the verge" of completing the deal for Palacios for 3 days. Its the same old Levy caution and reluctance to play ball, or the asking price, or HP arrangements, we deserve all we get, he justs prats about. There are clubs who express and interest, make a realistic bid, get it accepted, madical done, personal terms, all over in 48hrs, a la Aston Villa, we just prat about until somebody else comes in, it happens time and time and time again. Levys idea of urgent is, within this financial year.
Frank
18/01/2009 11:08:00
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I'd be very happy to have both players. Word has it that Spam just wont let Bellers join us but we shall see. Lets face it we wont win any bidding wars with citeh so it may well be that Palacios goes there - but not sure why they want both Palacios and De Jong - it could still be manu or even the goons that are interested in him or just bargaining tactics by Wigan. I think if we have offered about 14m for Palacios, thats ample for a still relatively inexperienced player who has produced at one club. I would be disappointed if we lost Palacios because our reported 14m offer wasnt really one - ie spread out over a long time and with all sorts of strings attached. I really hope we have some other irons in the fire and we arent relying on these.
suspiciousminds
18/01/2009 11:08:00
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The time we take pratting about over our transfer deals its no wonder. We have been "on the verge" of completing the deal for Palacios for 3 days. Its the same old Levy caution and reluctance to play ball, or the asking price, or HP arrangements, we deserve all we get, he justs prats about. There are clubs who express and interest, make a realistic bid, get it accepted, madical done, personal terms, all over in 48hrs, a la Aston Villa, we just prat about until somebody else comes in, it happens time and time and time again. Levys idea of urgent is, within this financial year.
Frank
18/01/2009 11:08:00
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I'd be very happy to have both players. Word has it that Spam just wont let Bellers join us but we shall see. Lets face it we wont win any bidding wars with citeh so it may well be that Palacios goes there - but not sure why they want both Palacios and De Jong - it could still be manu or even the goons that are interested in him or just bargaining tactics by Wigan. I think if we have offered about 14m for Palacios, thats ample for a still relatively inexperienced player who has produced at one club. I would be disappointed if we lost Palacios because our reported 14m offer wasnt really one - ie spread out over a long time and with all sorts of strings attached. I really hope we have some other irons in the fire and we arent relying on these.
suspiciousminds
18/01/2009 11:08:00
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I'd happily drive Bellamy to City if he needs a lift! If Harry wastes 12 million on an injury proned 29 yearold with a bad attitude i for one will be gutted. Shame about the other guy tho as he looks to be just what we've been missing for years.
jayspur
18/01/2009 11:25:00
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I'd happily drive Bellamy to City if he needs a lift! If Harry wastes 12 million on an injury proned 29 yearold with a bad attitude i for one will be gutted. Shame about the other guy tho as he looks to be just what we've been missing for years.
jayspur
18/01/2009 11:25:00
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Agree with you Ox but it is verging on the ridiculous at this stage Levy's reluctance to get the deal done trying to squeeze more out of it is becoming a national joke. We really needed to have this done and dusted 2 days ago!!!!!!!!!
spurs1901
18/01/2009 11:26:00
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Agree with you Ox but it is verging on the ridiculous at this stage Levy's reluctance to get the deal done trying to squeeze more out of it is becoming a national joke. We really needed to have this done and dusted 2 days ago!!!!!!!!!
spurs1901
18/01/2009 11:26:00
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