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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby richards30 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:30 am

FantasyIreland wrote:
CTIDANDREW wrote:If you had to pick between Martinez and Hazard who would you choose??? Personally I would choose hazard because I feel he is made for the PL, and would be an instant success. Not to say Martinez wouldn't be, but I just feel more confident in Hazard to play behind Aguero/Mario if Tevez does in fact leave.


Hazards attributes are of greater need to the team.

Him,Lavezzi or similar is an essential signing.

totally agree mate! someone with pace who can pull or play as wide player as well!

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby samharris » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:29 am

I reckon Vinnie's had a word.

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby dref619 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:39 am

Rooney's a one-man title machine... no wonder Man City would love to have him
By IAN LADYMAN


He remains the most accomplished footballer in Manchester and last weekend his two goals edged him past the tally of Old Trafford legend George Best.
Intriguingly, though, Wayne Rooney also remains the English player most coveted by Manchester City.

Happy days: Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney claim they have a strong bond
This week - in an interview in France - Roberto Mancini described Rooney as a 'champion'. What he didn't say, though, was that he would very much like him to be his champion. City's efforts to prise Rooney from their neighbours United may have failed two autumns ago but he remains very much on their radar.
Neither club will ever talk officially about how close Rooney came to leaving Old Trafford for the Etihad Stadium when he deliberated over signing a new contract at United at the start of last season. Suffice to say, though, that at one stage City thought they were extremely close to landing him.
Last summer, too, another move for Rooney was discussed around the City boardroom table and, given the slightest encouragement from the England striker's camp, the world's richest football club would be back.
Asked earlier this season where Rooney would play in a team so full of offensive talent, one well-placed City source said: 'It doesn't matter. We would get him in the team. Every week.'
It is easy to understand why Mancini covets Rooney so much.
While City's season has wobbled and swayed in recent weeks - prior to three recent victories they had taken only five points from five games - the Italian has missed a player of Rooney's character, a footballer who brings more to a team than his ability.

Wonder man: Rooney (centre) scores with an overhead kick against City
At the Etihad in Monday's derby, the 26-year-old will represent the biggest threat to City's chances of victory. He has been in rampaging form recently, having raised his game as United began to sense weakness and frailty in the City ranks.
City do have strong characters such as Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Micah Richards. They do not, however, have an individual capable of hauling Mancini's team to victory almost on his own. This is what Rooney brings.
At United he is central to everything that manager Sir Alex Ferguson does. On Match of the Day last weekend, Alan Shearer suggested Rooney had guided United through this season single-handedly.
That may be an exaggeration but nevertheless, Rooney's influence on Ferguson's team is profound. He does not wear the captain's armband but he doesn't need to. He leads by deed. Only this week, Ferguson spoke of Rooney's partnership with Danny Welbeck and a growing understanding that was so evident during last week's 4-4 draw with Everton at Old Trafford. It is clear that he sees the two players as fundamental to his club's future.
Ferguson said: 'I think last week we saw something special.

Love it: Rooney is a champion, says Roberto Mancini
'I know there was a lot of reference to the (Dwight) Yorke and (Andy) Cole thing and I think there are similarities to that.
'I thought Welbeck's movement was fantastic last week. He did really well. Attacking-wise we were terrific in the second half.
'Wayne is 26 now and Danny is 21. I would think over the next few years it (the partnership) can only get better. I hope so.'
Rooney has scored 36 goals this season, including a run of 16 in his last 14 games.
Dropped after a night out after Christmas, he has responded by playing the best football of his campaign.
At City, though, they observe Rooney's relationship with his manager closely; they wonder if there are cracks.
Both Rooney and Ferguson have spoken this season of their bond. Indeed, a newspaper that suggested their working relationship had broken down just after the forward was dropped in December were forced into a retraction.

Promise: Rooney and Danny Welbeck
Nevertheless, City remain watchful and even within the playing ranks at the Etihad there is clear and unlimited admiration for a player who took last October's 6-1 defeat at Old Trafford harder than anyone.
City captain Kompany said this week: 'He is one of the best strikers in the world, no doubt about that. He has all the qualities of the top strikers - he is quick, powerful and is a goalscorer.
'He is also a leader for his team, and that makes him a special player.'
City's transfer activity will be restricted by the impact of UEFA's financial fair play rules this summer and indeed next but they do expect to shift players like Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Emmanuel Adebayor over the coming weeks. There will be room on the payroll for new players.
For Rooney to ever make the switch across Manchester there would have to be clear intent on his behalf. It is the only way such a transfer could ever get off the ground.
For now, Rooney bleeds red, in more ways than one. He has his eyes on his fifth Barclays Premier League title.
City, however, have not completely given up.


hahahaha, silly season here we come

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby richards30 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:43 am

i know it divides opinion but i`d still have rooney!! little shit said last yes last time though and jibbed out!!

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby dref619 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:44 am

i honestly don't think rooney ever was, or ever will be close to playing for this club. he's a great player like, but i dont see it

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby richards30 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:49 am

dref619 wrote:i honestly don't think rooney ever was, or ever will be close to playing for this club. he's a great player like, but i dont see it

oh he did mate!! why do you think the rags offered the huge payrise and done what fergie always said would never happen.....they made rooney bigger than the club!! fergie couldnt let rooney join us as it would show another sign of weakness on utds behalf if rooney swapped them for us and the world would start to see the rags for what they are........sinking!!! after tevez picking us imagine the outcry if rooney as well??? it was actually coleen that made him stay at them anyway!! because of all the death threats etc she didnt want the constant hassle of it. his agent paul stretford had been talking with us for weeks mate and knew we`d pay £250,000 a week for rooney.

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby Craggers » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Tolm, did your mam always tell you to eat your spuds as well?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17879753

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby blue bean » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:32 pm

Bale would be a great signing!!! give us the balance we need, and something diff to what we have.

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby wireblue » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:35 pm

Craggers wrote:Tolm, did your mam always tell you to eat your spuds as well?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17879753


Eat your greens. Hulk

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Re: It's quiet 10, no apologies!

Postby squirtyflower » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:04 pm

wireblue wrote:
Craggers wrote:Tolm, did your mam always tell you to eat your spuds as well?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17879753


Eat your greens. Hulk

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