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Originally posted by Argyll
reply to post by reflexlm
I've watched them for nearly 40 years mate!......football just doesn't get any better than this!
Originally posted by reflexlm
They haven't won in 44 years.
I understand your point though.
Originally posted by Argyll
Some of these replies make me laugh!
Yes, Manchester City were incredibly lucky to have a multi billionaire invest his money into the club, but it is his money, MCFC have no debts, yes they have recorded a loss the last couple of seasons, which is totally understandable, all they have done is "fast track" what Manchester United have done for the last 20+ years......outspend their rivals!
Manchester City's owner, Sheik Mansour, is the only real loser thus far in City's development, it is his bank balance that has suffered, but all the people claiming what he has done is "bad for football" should for a moment reflect on the "City factor"....when City identify a player they want to buy and approach his club, there is a significant premium added to that transfer fee because it is MCFC that are the buyers, now that money is not being borrowed, it is a straight forward payment!.....so who is losing out? City or the selling club?....the answer is City.
They are, perversely, helping clubs of a lower stature by paying inflated transfer fees.
But perish the thought that City's biggest rivals, Manchester United should take the moral high ground, what is more obscene.....a club that is financed wholly by it's owner and has no debt, or a club that has to hand over £50 million every year to it's owners just to service the interest payments on it's owners debts?
And to the poster above who claimed that City were a "soulless" club, try telling that to the 48,000 people in the Etihad on that day.....or the 100,000 that turned up for City's victory parade a few days later!....not to mention the 10's of thousands that followed and supported them when they sank to the 3rd tier of English football a few years back!
All the above aside, I labelled the video as "inspirational" I was referring entirely to the video, and not especially the club, however I am obviously biased!.....watch it again without a club allegiance.....I think the creator of the video captured the day excellently and his/her choice of clips and the music.....especially the music.......was inspirational!
edit on 5/6/2012 by Argyll because: (no reason given)
I just told you that City is a soulless club, is what you said supposed to impress me? Getting tens of thousands for a game or two in the 3rd tier is nothing considering city's catchment area.
An inspirational moment is one that is remembered over history by neutrals and team fans alike. Nobody but man city fans will ever remember their victory as inspirational