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Hold your heads in shame Manchester City.

The headline that comes up for their official site on newsnow etc reads:

Milner On The Wish List?

Now that being on an official site - despite the fact when you click the headline (made to grab attention) it is a report on their site talking about press speculation - is bang out of order.

We've already had the Gareth Barry saga with that lot, now the richest club in the world, who obviously think they can run rough shot over anyone, are starting with another of our players.

They should know better, they should show some more class than that. Tapping up players happens in all sorts of ways and sorry, that is just plain wrong.

I won't link to their article, not giving them what they want, page impressions and attention. If that was an unofficial site there would be no problem but there is an unwritten code of conduct with official sites because if they have a headline like that, it goes without saying it looks like the official line.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 17 2010
Time: 12:20PM


Not really sure what the issue is here. If Chelsea for example, put the same thing about Tevez on their website I wouldn't take offense. It will tie in to the part of the site which deals in press speculation- its not the club making any kind of official statement. Relax :)
17/05/2010 12:39:00
I understand your sensitivities but the item is found under our section 'What the papers say' - the fact that you got there through 'newsnow' - which is how I found your article - is not the fault of the City website. In fact the 'What the papers say' section on the City site, surprisingly includes a lot of the often negative comments about us in the press - not to mention the 9,999 players we are apparently linked with every week.
17/05/2010 12:44:00
It was PAPER talk!!Don't worry you can keep Milner, but give us Dunnie back instead!!
Dunnie for ever
17/05/2010 13:14:00
We will keep Milner - regardless of the World Cup performances. However, I fully expect Ash Young to be on his way. If it gets near £25m I would happily sell him. That (as well as the squad sales everyone knows about) would be enough to buy a few other top players. In an ideal World I would sell Young to a 'big' club and take a player or two in exchange as well as cash.
17/05/2010 15:03:00
Go easy fellas. Its a review of what the papers say. Its the one part of our website that offers a balanced view of what the hacks are saying. It doesn't influence anyone and is just a review of what hacks are saying about us in the press - which is often a load of rubbish. Blame the journo but I for one don't feel any shame for that. You're being over-sensitive.
17/05/2010 15:35:00
And Villan44 - you just sound ridiculously bitter. City fans have always been vocal on the internet. The section we post on most is the MEN website and traffic there was just as high when we had Stuart Pearce.
17/05/2010 15:37:00
You're right - poor form I'll have a word with Chris Bailey
johnny crossan
17/05/2010 16:43:00
was going to put a winking smiley face at the end as I'm only joking, but didn't want to give you the wrong idea.
17/05/2010 16:58:00
Sadly this is the current situation, when we come to town we can pretty much carry off whoever we want. Not something I'd necessarilly have chosen but what can you do. If it's any consolation I hope we don't sign Milner because i believe we should be setting our sights higher. Great player for Villa, not sure where he'd fit in with us and it would probably only be a matter of months before we signed someone better and he was sent out on loan. Just like Jo, Robinho, Benjani, Caicedo and any other player we have whose name ends in a vowel. Oh and Bojinov whose name doesn't.
17/05/2010 18:01:00
If - as it is once you get there - it is to do wtih press links then they have a duty of responsibility to call it 'Monday Media' or 'Press Talk' etc, not have an attention grabbing headline talking about another clubs player. As in my article, I made it clear what it led to but they know exactly what they are doing, if they don't then they are being run by amateurs (the official site that is) as our official site and others don't do headlines like that. Totally off to do it. So if you had taken time to read the article you'd have seen what the point was. If we did that 'Tevez wanted at Villa' it wouldn't be deemed so suitable by you folks I'm sure.
The Fear
17/05/2010 18:57:00
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