So, this is another football related post. I can see most of you backing away quietly now. 😦
The summer transfer window deadline was yesterday, and it was a ridiculously hectic and, well, stunning day. Manchester City have just been bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group of Investment and blah blah. Basically, they have so much cash that Abramovich looks like the owner of a cornershop. In one day, when their takeover wasn’t even ‘complete’ or ‘official’, they put on the table money in excess of £60m. £37m for Berbatov (and in the process hijacking our deal :@, albeit temporarily), £32m for Robinho (a deal that was later completed) and probably £15m plus bids for David Villa and Mario Gomez. It was, pretty much, ridiculous.
Anyway, as I just said, eventually we got Berbatov (he always wanted to come to us so!). We now have Tevez, Rooney, Ronaldo and Berbatov as our frontmen. I don’t know, but to me that looks fucking, fucking scary. They might just be the best attacking force in Europe (especially if Rooney starts playing behind Berbatov and is even as good as he was a season ago, pinging balls left right and centre and generally running the game).
Manchester City’s money though is worrying. There’s an argument to be made about how despite all their cash, some players simply wouldn’t want to come to them. I think that’s something that will be proven wrong. If there’s any success, the cash + hopes of trophies will welcome some really good just-below-world-class players. Once they’re in the CL, that’s it. They will get some of the best.
I just hope they knock Liverpool off of 4th place. That would simply be fantastic 😀