Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Money, madness and unwanted cups

Some have too much for their own good….. The season is barely over and already the transfer madness has begun with a select few clubs (and their billionaire owners) touting obscene amounts of money.

It’s like a high stakes poker game with likes of Abramovich, Sheikh Mansour and Florentino Pérez sat on the top table rabidly raising the stakes to unprecedented levels.

Let’s start with Man City. Mark Hughes had had an Arab wallet bulging with cash burning a hole in his pocket for months now and he wasted no time in snaring Gareth Barry from Aston Villa for £12 million quid. Yes this is the same Gareth Barry who wanted to play Champions League football - Yet City aren’t even in the Europa League and at 28 Barry can hardly argue it is a long term ambition. The logic? Well it’s amazing how things can change with 80-100k a week wafted under your nose.

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