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United - Fergie on Big Spending Clubs!

United - Fergie on Big Spending Clubs!

I`m not sure if Sir Alex, considering how much United used to spend and regularly break the British transfer record in the process, is saying this tongue in cheek or whether he`s being deadly serious.

But what I do know is the mind games with our neighbours across the city have only just begun!

With City taking their summer spending to approximately £130 million with the signing of Milner and the unveiling of Balotelli, Sir Alex has had a pop at those clubs, owned by foreigners, who seem to believe waving a cheque book around guarantees success.

Here`s what the greatest manager British football has ever known had to say about the matter to the media,

"Over the last two or three years we have seen very wealthy owners become part of football clubs."

"They go on this kamikaze effort to spend their money."

"It`s amazing the amounts of money being bandied about in the game."

"I don`t see it abating. I think the kind of spending we are seeing will stay for two or three years. Or until they understand you can`t necessarily achieve all the time by spending."


Hopefully the new UEFA financial guidelines will reign these big-spenders in but you just have to question the sanity of it all when clubs such as City recruit expensively summer after summer but releasing, a mere twelve months after signing them, players who were supposed to bring that first trophy for more than three decades to the trophy cabinet - madness!

And as for Sir Alex, once again he`s re-iterated that he`s prepared to keep the cheque book closed rather than spend for the sake of it, declaring,

"We could have bought one or two players for a lot of money in the summer."

"But I didn`t necessarily see they would make us really so much better."


Come next May we`ll see whose philosophy was right!

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Wednesday August 18 2010
Time: 5:00PM

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Comments

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So many will think he is having a pop.
TheFamousNo7
18/08/2010 17:43:00
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Didn't seem to mind all that spending when the Billionaire Glazers handed him £30m to sign Berbaflop.
fifthcolumnblue
18/08/2010 18:33:00
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Redboy - "summer after summer" is that two summers then? Which of City's signings (Sylvinho aside) have they released after 12 months? On a final note, "kamikaze effort" is that not what you call signing a player for a reported 7mil that you've never seen play before?
Bluedub
18/08/2010 19:09:00
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Not aimed solely at Man City before you start throwing your toys out of the pram.
TheFamousNo7
18/08/2010 19:42:00
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but they're the prime candidates :-) Bellamy, Adeybayor et al!
Red Boy
18/08/2010 20:00:00
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No.7 - no toys being thrown anywhere mate. I'm just pointing out to Redboy the inaccuracies in his article, and that Fergie is just a tad hypocritical.
Bluedub
19/08/2010 09:53:00
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A Tad Bluedub? That's like suggesting the Pacific Ocean is "a tad bigger" than your bathtub. LOL!
fifthcolumnblue
19/08/2010 10:31:00
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"Over the last two or three years" he cant be talking about us,can he?
Chelsea24/7
20/08/2010 00:46:00
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We bought berbatov from the money we got from winning the Champions League... Wat the neighbors have to say about this? We earned the money on the pitch unlike......
redfalcon
20/08/2010 10:27:00
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