Newsletter #1333

Another week, and still no progress other than that preferred managerial candidate by the prospective new owner, Claudio Ranieri, has decided ‘basta’ already and has joined Juventus. The rumours of Souness arriving continue, although joining that list are candidates such as Houllier, Adrianse, Strachan and O’Leary.

Where this leads the takeover is anybody’s guess, but City have tonight announced on their website that they will be making the following standard statement to the Stock Exchange tomorrow: “Further to its announcement on 25 April 2007, the Board of Manchester City confirms that it is now in advanced discussions with interested parties that may or may not lead to an offer being made for the Company.”

Tonight we have more views on the takeover, managerial candidates and the increasing questions about just what is going on at City?

Thursday’s edition will be delayed by 24 hours due to editorial cover.

Next game: TBA


If the ex Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin’s takeover fails, it could be because the banks in Thailand might have frozen his assets, and reports say it could be a while for him to be able to take money out of the country because he and his family is under investigation over some dealings, including the sale of the company Shin to Singapore investors. There are also reports claiming that taxes are due on these dealings too.

I hastily add that these are allegations by the Thai government and no one has been proven to be guilty.

Now media reports say that Graham Souness could become the next City manager; there will be no Ranierei if Thaksin does not take over soon.

This to me is the worst possible news in years, that City would make Graham Souness manager. Of course, how many managers would come to City in the mess that the club will be in without a takeover?

The ups and downs of Manchester City they are never ending.

I do not think that Stuart Pearce will be laughing, he is not that type of person, but maybe he is pleased in a way that he has left, and he no longer has to be the scapegoat for John Wardle, Alistair Mackintosh, Dennis Tueart, and the rest of the company.

MCFC needs help and soon, the transfer window has opened, we have no manager and worse still will lose supporters.

In Thailand they are calling Manchester City the “blue ship”, whilst the rest of us could well be calling it a “sinking ship”.

However, on a positive note I still think a takeover will eventually happen, but it will take much longer than first thought. Despite everything that is happening, John Wardle does want the best for MCFC, and his money back.

Please let there be a takeover,

Ernie Barrow <Britcityblue(at)>


I cannot for the life of me think what is wrong with Sven as a club manager. I would have preferred Raineri but he is going to Juventus, I hear.

The ineptitude of the current England manager shows you what a good manager Sven was with the same team. I never could stand the whining and complaining when he was with Middlesbrough and I still don’t know how he got the job. Perhaps that is why he is always wiping his nose.

What happened to the exclusive Joey B interview on Sky? Did he punch the cameraman? Reo Coker would be a good replacement for him.

Jim Heaviside <JHeavis502(at)>


Yellow Away Shirt, Question for Tony Higginson – with respect – why do you want one of those yellow monstrosities?

David Walker <davidjwalker1(at)>

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