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      The Official: Laugh At Man City Thread

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      Re: The Official: Laugh At Man City Thread
      Reply #3175: Jul 30, 2020 12:08:03 pm
      £40M for Nathan Ake?

      Relegated Bournemouth have accepted a £40m bid from Manchester City for defender Nathan Ake.

      It is understood there is an additional £1m in add-ons as part of the deal.

      Netherlands international Ake, 25, joined Bournemouth in 2017 for a club record fee and has made 121 appearances for the Cherries.

      Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been targeting at least one centre-back to bolster his squad next season and Ake has been a target for a while.

      Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League after finishing 18th, while Manchester City finished runners-up.
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      Reply #3176: Jul 30, 2020 12:18:44 pm
      41 Million on another defender by the most financially doped team in history.
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      Re: The Official: Laugh At Man City Thread
      Reply #3177: Jul 30, 2020 12:25:50 pm
      They have money to burn, so hard to compete with them.
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      Reply #3178: Jul 30, 2020 12:39:03 pm
      They have money to burn, so hard to compete with them.

      I would like to take a look at their books to understand how they have money if we don't. Is it some amazingly generous Arabic sponsor perhaps.
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      Reply #3179: Jul 30, 2020 12:50:17 pm
      I would like to take a look at their books to understand how they have money if we don't. Is it some amazingly generous Arabic sponsor perhaps.

      Sane money plus they will sell Stones now I assume.
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      Reply #3180: Jul 30, 2020 01:12:31 pm
      So that takes Pep’s spending on defenders at City to about £340m since he arrived in 2016. Not far off the total spent by Klopp on players across all positions (around £400m) since he arrived about a year earlier.

      While Liverpool have recouped more money the other way. I put the figures on players sold by the 2 clubs since 2016/17 as about £336m for Liverpool and £263m for City.

      All this made the more interesting by the fact that Pep took over a team that that had won 2 league titles in the previous 5 years, finishing second in 2 of the other campaigns. A team with Kompany, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva, Aguero and many others. A team competing at the top for years. Klopp came in to a side in decline, who had not won a league title in 25 years, who had just lost it’s talismanic captain and who’s only silverware in the previous 10 years was a league cup.

      Really puts it in to perspective.
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      Reply #3181: Jul 30, 2020 02:26:19 pm
      So that takes Pep’s spending on defenders at City to about £340m since he arrived in 2016. Not far off the total spent by Klopp on players across all positions (around £400m) since he arrived about a year earlier.

      While Liverpool have recouped more money the other way. I put the figures on players sold by the 2 clubs since 2016/17 as about £336m for Liverpool and £263m for City.

      All this made the more interesting by the fact that Pep took over a team that that had won 2 league titles in the previous 5 years, finishing second in 2 of the other campaigns. A team with Kompany, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva, Aguero and many others. A team competing at the top for years. Klopp came in to a side in decline, who had not won a league title in 25 years, who had just lost it’s talismanic captain and who’s only silverware in the previous 10 years was a league cup.

      Really puts it in to perspective.

      So Klopp's net spend is about £70m then over 5 years? That in incredible when you think how weak the squad was when he arrived.
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      Reply #3182: Jul 30, 2020 02:29:16 pm
      So Klopp's net spend is about £70m then over 5 years? That in incredible when you think how weak the squad was when he arrived.
      Figures might have been a little off mate, I believe his net spend is about £110m which pales in comparison to City’s roughly £600m net spend in the same time.
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      Reply #3183: Jul 30, 2020 02:54:22 pm
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      Reply #3184: Jul 30, 2020 03:58:49 pm
      Seems like city don't care about the looking bad spending obscene amounts of money in a pandemic then  :f_tongueincheek:

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      Reply #3186: Jul 31, 2020 03:50:15 pm
      ln case anyone wondered how wrong the CAS decision was: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jul/30/der-spiegel-claims-new-manchester-city-emails-cast-doubt-on-cas-verdict

      As Jürgen said, a bad day for football. Uneven playing field and we STiLL beat them by 18 points. But over a sustained period of time, very difficult to compete with that kind of financial power.

      I guess the fact remains that players on a pitch win football games and while money can ensure the best players play here or there, only the teams themselves can ultimately determine who wins. We've shown that there are factors other than money.

      Still, it frosts my pumpkin how blatantly they are allowed to break the rules.

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      Re: The Official: Laugh At Man City Thread
      Reply #3187: Aug 05, 2020 03:58:41 pm
      Ferran Torres left Valencia because they wouldn’t make him captain and the highest paid player. What an attitude, will fit in well at that dump of a club.
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      Reply #3188: Aug 05, 2020 04:04:46 pm
      Ferran Torres left Valencia because they wouldn’t make him captain and the highest paid player. What an attitude, will fit in well at that dump of a club.

      Thing is with them their buying players like they come out of a luck bag. Apparently at least another 4 players before transfer market closes
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      Re: The Official: Laugh At Man City Thread
      Reply #3189: Aug 05, 2020 10:40:08 pm
      It is as if La Liga have employed Guardiola to ruin their biggest rival the Premier League.  Whilst most clubs are sceptical of spending these lot are like a bunch of kids in a sweet shop. 

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