Tuesday, 9 December 2008

New Chelsea in town...

Ugh. Can. They. Stop?! All these transfer rumours are starting to do my head in now. I am more that likely going to be a nervous wreck over the next two months or so. Every day, I log on and see my inbox full of google alerts. They all tell me Dahveed is going to Man City this January. Let me tell you now - do not want! I don't care how much money they are offering. I do not care how desperate Valencia are for money (btw, that shouldn't even matter, the debt has to be paid off before the transfer window even opens). I do not care how many other superstars are moving there in January. He must not leave Valencia.

It's clubs like Man City that are ruining football for the rest of us. Is there really any point in buying every single good player in the world? You're only allowed to field 11 players. That's 11 world class superstars being kept happy, and the other god knows how many sat on the bench. You think they'll stick around for long? I never used to have an issue with City, but now that they think having money means they have a god given right to buy every single player that's any good, I actually find myself wanting them to fail really badly. They're using their money to bully people and exploit situations and it disgusts me.

Lets look into all the reasons the transfers they are talking about are highly unlikely:

  1. 1. No self respecting footballer would drop his team in order to go and sit on the bench.
  2. 2. Money does not buy you everything you want - some people have this thing called loyalty.
  3. 3. Why anybody would want to leave Italy/Spain for miserable old England is beyond me.
  4. 4. Dahveed has just signed an extension to his contract until 2014. His buyout clause is something like £130mil. Now, I love him, but he's not worth that kind of money. Buying him would be stupid.
  5. 5. Can you imagine players like Messi, Kaka, Buffon, Iker and Dahveed at Man City. I mean, realistically? They're going to give up CL football for a place in the UEFA Cup? Yeah...
  6. 6. I don't want it to happen.

It disgusts me that clubs can get away with this kind of behaviour. It's about time there were some limits imposed on how much they can spend, because sooner or later, there won't be any competition worth speaking of, and the game I love so much will become a sham. It's likely there will be a lot of rants on this particular subject over the next month and a half because it's something I feel strongly about.


Sarah said...

The whole sitch is making me sad. I used to quite like City; several of my Yanks have played there. And they hate United, so that should be good enough for me.

But the owners need to stop being so pushy and greedy! Yes, fine, we know you have money. Use it wisely please. :(

Venice said...

You're not alone:

To be honest, I think the main reason why everyone on earth is being linked to Man City at the moment (except Croats, they're all being linked to Tottenham), is that they're the only club not to feel the credit crunch. Villa is such a brilliant player it would be impossible not to stress out how much other clubs would be glad to have them in their teams. That's how sports journalists earn their wages these days. But as you said, the buyout fee is outrageous and no one could afford it except possibly Man City.

So try not to take it seriously Gina, it's such a crap rumour I wouldn't give it the time of day.

Vanilla Bear said...

There is no way Dahveed will go near Man Shitty, don't worry Gina *hugs*