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Manchester City – Insight into the Biggest, Brightest and Boldest Football Club in the World

Transition plays a very important role in shaping the future of an individual or anything that can change for the better. The transition or exciting transformation we are going to speak about today is about Manchester City FC with a BIG ‘M’, not Money but Mighty, Magnificent, Majestic, Marvelous and all the words associated with top class quality.

A successful Football Club isn’t restricted to just the players on the pitch. It’s the structure. The one to get the ball rolling was Former Thai Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in July 2007 when he bought over Manchester City FC and appointed Sven Goran Eriksson as coach. Though this revolution was shortlived and lasted only for one season, it paved the way for Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan who bought over the club in Sept 2008. Mark Hughes was the coach at that time and after half a season of poor performances, he was finally axed and replaced by Roberto Mancini who has steadied the ship over the past 1 and a half years.

So the Hierarchy as of now, is as follows.

1. Financial Support – Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
2. Chairman – Khaldoon Al-Mubarak
3. Coach – Roberto Mancini
4. Assistant Coach – Brian Kidd
5. Backroom Staff/Physio/Trainers/Groundsmen
6. And most importantly , ‘YOU’ , the die-hard hardcore, wacky, zany Man City-iacs who stick with the lads and the team through good and bad times

All these translates to a major part of what the club has achieved till today and everything else that we are going to achieve over the coming years. The end product is of course results and we are gonna put in a few stunners come next season. What say you about US beating the daylights out of Manchester United to the tune of a 5-0 or 5-1 scoreline at Eastlands with Carlos Tevez on the end of a hattrick? Refreshingly cool like a cold icy pint of beer isn’t it?

Now lets not take anything away from the great history of this wonderful club. We have come a long way from the heydays where we thrilled our fans with the likes of some really magnificent players like Mike Summerbee, Paul Lake, Frank Swift, Denis Law, Trevor Francis, Niall Quinn, Colin Bell, Francis Lee, Shaun Goater, Paul Dickov, Marc Vivien Foe(RIP) and even a Chinese player, Sun Jihai.

Fast forward to present day (2011) and we have todays modern superstars in our ranks. A good blend of all nations. Like a fusion of the best and most exotic spices in the world. Just to name a few, We have Joe Hart (England), Gareth Barry (England), Micah Richards (England), James Milner (England),  Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Adam Johnson (England), Joleon Lescott (England), Jerome Boateng (Germany), Nigel De Jong (Holland), Vincent Kompany (Belgium), David Silva (Spain), Edin Dzeko (Bosnia), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Carlos Tevez (Argentina). These outstanding individuals are a testament to the term ‘money isn’t everything in this world’, as they have proven wrong, the critics who said that Man City were just a flash in the pan, by finishing third in the 2010/2011 BPL Season that just ended, thus qualifying for the much coveted Uefa Champions League 2011/2012 where only the best clubs in the world compete for glory. Add this remarkable achievement to another Awesome one in the name of the FA Cup 2010/2011. Hmmm…is the sky the limit? I don’t think so.

The transitional phase at Eastlands has very much taken shape by now but for those of you who think that this is it? Guess what? Hold your horses I would say, as I foresee loads of exhilarating and unbelievable moments in the near future.

Lets start with some transfer gossip. Our birdies are chirping that, in a bid to fund a move for Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez, Barcelona are willing to sell David Villa (27 Million) and Lionel Messi (150 Million). And guess who is gonna buy? Here is another. Wesley Sneijder has apparently been brainwashed by Dutch teammate and pal, Nigel De Jong to sign on the dotted lines and to join the revolution at Eastlands. Many more interesting and mindblowing players are the mix at the moment. They range from Cristiano Ronaldo to Andres Iniesta to Edinson Cavani to Marek Hamsik to Juan Mata to Gianluigi Buffon to Dani Alves. Shocked? I don’t think so. These players would be insane to turn down an offer to play for the biggest, brightest and boldest club in world football but for now, your guess is as good as mine.

One thing is for sure though, nothing is impossible at Manchester City FC and tomorrow will always be a brighter day.

Report Written by
Suresh Menon ( S M )
Singapore

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4 Responses to “Manchester City – Insight into the Biggest, Brightest and Boldest Football Club in the World”

  1. gled
    July 11, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Definitely the Biggest and the Boldest. I dont know about Brightest. Tradition and glorious history is created over decades just as Madrid, ACMilan, Barcelona, ManUtd have done. The sheiks of Manchester City want to create it in 3 seasons. It goes against the definition of tradition to me. It is buying tradition. Only a sheikh can buy Gareth Barry, Roque Santa Cruz, Kolo Toure, Adebayor, Tevez in one transfer window. Followed by Balotelli, Dzeko. Not to mention Robinho leaving Real Madrid (WHY?) And rumours of buying Kaka, Ronaldo or any top caliber player for 100 mill or 100 gazillion. Anytime I read a player is worth more than 50 mill, Man City name is in the next line. City needs to let time do its magic. Let their players grow over time and not swap them every season. They need to enter a consistency cycle where belief in their ability guides them, not uncertainty of a player asking where am I playing next year.

  2. Suresh Menon ( S M )
    July 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Thanks for the love and support. Its true that money wont buy success easily but as long as the same team with just some monor alterations plays two or three seasons together, then they should be good to win almost everything. So if the bulk of the team like David, Silva, Nigel De Jong, Joe Hart, Edin Dzeko, mario Balotelli, Adam Johnson, James Milner can be retained, then success shouldnt be far away. All successful teams have spent big at some point of time. Chelsea came back from the dead to win Big after Abramovich three millions and millions into players. Same goes for teams like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich . Cheers

  3. Suresh Menon ( S M )
    July 13, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    Well thanks for your comments. There are things that are forced and some that are not. I wrote this one coz of my passion for the club mentioned. If you are not a fan, then thats fine but I reserve my rights to stand by my article and I feel I am the best person to make a judgement on whether I am totally or totally not convinced about something that I write about. All said and done, thanks once again for your feedback iron heat transfer designs

  4. Cammie
    December 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Thanks for writing such an eaatdyo-un-erstsnd article on this topic.