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Nine Keepers Aren't Enough For The Richest Club

Manchester City have loaned out Marton Fulop from Sunderland for the last three Premier League games of the season after Shay Given picked up an injury at the Emirates on Saturday. They have been given special dispensation by the Premier League as it's an emergency situation.

Oh yes, the world's richest club loses its number one goalkeeper and suddenly they need an emergency loan. But why are they allowed to get what they want? Manchester City have NINE keepers on professional contracts. Of these nine, Shay Given, Stuart Taylor and David Gonzalez Giraldo are injured while Joe Hart is on loan at Birmingham City.

That's only four. They have five other keepers, including 23-year-old Faroese keeper Nielsen who replaced Given at the Emirates, two 19-year-olds, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old German goalkeeper who is supposed to be a huge talent. But no, this is Manchester City, they cannot have a youngster who is not even a full international on the bench - they need to sign another keeper.

You know what? We only have Dimitar Berbatov up front as Rooney and Owen are injured so we should try and loan out Darren Bent. Why not? Otherwise we might be forced to have an 18-year-old, relatively unproven talent on the bench!




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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 28 2010

Time: 5:28PM

Your Comments

Its a disgrace anfd it makes a mockery of the transfer window, just as Arshavins transfer did.
HuddersfieldYiddo
but ... theyre surely academy and like reserve goalkeepers. And we all know they wont be up to play in the premier league! Plucking at straws i think here - i see no problem
Bundo
The rules state that all proffessional keepers must be declared unfit to play by a doctor before a team is eligible to request an emergency loan. Gunnar Nielsen is a professional goalkeeper, so it doesn't add up. For me it's simple, Man City are improving their squad outside of a transfer window. Fulop will start the next match too, so it's hardly cover is it? You made a good point about Berbatov. With Roon and Owen injured he's your only recognisable striker, so how is it different?
bernio3000
Who reads this?
RobsonGreensleeves
Apparently you! If you aren't interested close the page. Boo effin Hoo is the point he is making.
elvido
shocking! never knew they had so many keepers! cheats!
merlin
bitter reds. small town near Salford, you're just a small town near Salford, small town near Saaaaaaalford, you're justa small town near Saaaaalford. times up taggart and friends, tick tock, lghu. is it 750m yet ? FOBTL, TCIO !
tublu
Tublu what an idiot you are, I guess you are City, and even with all the cash you are spending you win f... all.. the only tick tock here is when your sugar daddy will dump you like the ogly sad fling you are.. When that happens your club will sink to even lower levels, so tick tock tick tock.
nordkap
Here comes the Small D*** inferiority complex again!! Back in your hole, Tublu.
elvido
On another note, did anyone see the Barca Inter game? Fantastic performance by Inter, Barca played dirty to get a man sent off. I have been rooting for Ole as our next gaffer, if and when that is, but that man Jose, his tactical nous and management skills are very very hard to ignore. Insipid football or not!
elvido
Does this rule only apply to GKs because its a specialist position? If not why didnt we try to sign a couple of emergency defenders? Could have avoided dropping points to Fulham and Villa if we'd done that.
tuscan3000
Never heard of Tublu folks. On another note, our next keeper in line is a 15 year old who is not yet on a professional contract. The others are all younger, so not actually eligible under EU law to play for the first team. So, to recap - we are missing our 1st, 2nd and 4th choice keepers and the others are all in the under 16 side. So what exactly is your point?
fifthcolumnblue
that nielsen guy didn't look too bad. Its a bit cruel that he got shafted so quickly, and isn't exactly for the worlds greatest keeper ever. I reckon they should have given him a proper go after all, he did manage a cleansheet.
khoder
i think the point is tublu is an idiot, but seriously if the man city management didnt think they had enough quality between the posts maybe they should'nt have loaned out Hart or bought a decent keeper in the transfer window instead of getting their way now with an emergency. its rediculous.
jabbawakie
 

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