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Let's Have a Laugh At Chelsea, Citeh And Real

Let's Have a Laugh At Chelsea, Citeh And Real

This transfer window was mostly annoying, boring and tiresome. Endless speculation, crazy rumours and dire predictions. However, at the end it turned into a very amusing one.

Let's start with Real Madrid. They've been pursuing Ronaldo long and hard and in the process alienated one of the best performers of their last league campaign, Robinho, who was rumoured to be part of Real's offer for Ronaldo.

In the end, Ronaldo was convinced to stay while a 'tearful' Robinho handed in a transfer request. That is a massive slap in the face for Calderon who wasn't very successful with his transfer promises anyway: he had vowed to bring Kaka, Fabregas and Ronaldo to the Bernabeu. Remind me, which one plays there?

Now, Chelsea step into the light. They were absolutely convinced that Robinho would end up at Stamford Bridge and with good reason as the Brazilian expressed his desire to join Chelsea on many occasions. Kenyon and his team even put an ad on their website, letting visitors know that they can now order Chelsea-shirts with the name Robinho on it.

Then of course our ever ambitious little (bitter) neighbours stepped forward and made a bigger bid in the last minute which Real accepted. And Abramovich either could not respond or did not want to - but he ended up being outbid by Citeh and lost his and his manager's primary transfer target to a mid-table team who barely scraped into the next round of the UEFA Cup.

Now, it was a massive coup from City and their first major success since... well, historians will tell us. 32 years is my guess. Having said that, most of them are respectably cautious and not getting carried away by their new-found wealth.

However, I must laugh at their owners as well. They put in bids for about 273 players on transfer deadline day if reports are to be believed and all of them were turned down bar the Robinho bid. Their success in prising away Robinho, however, should not blind their judgment: they must know that the Brazilian was desperate to leave Real and as the club accepted just the one bid his hand was forced.

Yet this current City team is not good enough to reach the top four, not even with Robinho and Kompany. And they will find out that it's very difficult to attract top-quality players as those will usually choose the Champions League over the big money.

And now, the biggest laugh. Talking about big money, the Arabians confidently announced that they are prepared to offer Ł135m for Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, Fergie could sign a whole team from that so it would not be a bad business for us - but do these guys use their brain?

Ronaldo wanted to leave because a) his agent was bothering him to do so, b) because Real Madrid were his boyhood dream or something and c) he's won everything he could at England. This one is the most important.

What would be the point of joining City for him? If he wants to stay in England and in Manchester then he will stay at United because though he's not the world's greatest thinker, he's not entirely stupid. Big money is enough to lure him to Spain or Italy but to another part of Manchester, to wear an uglier shirt of a smaller, less successful team? They're having a laugh.

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Date:Wednesday September 3 2008
Time: 9:55PM


Don't be cruel, you know it's not fair
Red Wimp
03/09/2008 22:27:00
You are, of course, wrong that Chelsea 'advertised' Robinho shirts. They did nothing of the sort.
03/09/2008 22:41:00
Say what Euroblue?? ..... LMFAO!!
03/09/2008 22:59:00
The business of the shirts was a monumental bllx by CFC's agents who manage the shop - undoubtedly they have been told, equally undoubtedly, if inadvertently, they saved us from what would have been a risky signing IMO. Like the writer, I find it hard to see who would join a club not in the CL, they will have to take the long route, much as CFC did from Hoddle onwards, people forget that we had had a reasonable measure of success in cups and in moving up the league before Abramovic's cash helped us to the next level.
03/09/2008 23:41:00
You guys are mad gimps
04/09/2008 03:12:00
Hmm I wonder how it'll feel if City do the double over you again and Chelsea win the League and you're dumped out of the CL by Real... If it happens now, you've only yourself to blame for tempting fate...
04/09/2008 03:18:00
let see who the joke is on at the end of the season.remember ronaldo will go to real anyway so dont triumphant so soon.
04/09/2008 04:16:00
You guys are going to know how it feels all your fans were crying..we dont like ronaldo he wants to leave us...were £600m in debt lol come back when your not so badly in debt
04/09/2008 04:32:00
Your comebacks are that we're in debt? What club isnt? The most important thing is making the necessary payments and on time which are comfortably doing. So you come back when you have the double, better the CL!
04/09/2008 06:14:00
kaybee - I won't reply to yours because you and every other fan with that hope, will just look stupid and i'm sure of that!
04/09/2008 06:16:00
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