Thursday, 9 July 2009

Still waiting on Tévez

I'm just starting to get a bit anxious about this.

It's been nine days since his contract at United expired. and while he did discuss potentially moving to City, there has still been no official confirmation.

Last night I literally dreamt about this - that I went on mcfc.co.uk and read that City had called off negotiations with Tévez and Joorabchian.

If we don't tie it up over the weekend he won't be able to spearhead our push for the Vodacom Challenge.

12 comments:

Steve said...

Yeah I'm starting to get the willies about this one too. Everybody keeps saying its "nailed on"...
I was myself a few days ago. Even the "in the know" guy at the petrol station on princes parkway this morning was saying it LOL

SIGN Carlos SIGN!!!

The Citizen said...

wish they'd sort this out, not just tevez, but also terry and eto'o... expectations have now been raised to unprecedented levels and the club are not doing anything to manage those expectations. i note today terry story on the club website. if these deals don't materialise, fingers will point at those doing the deals. what a mess

Stephen said...

What is that advert about?

Anonymous said...

Never fear, Carlos Tevez is all but signed.

Because he was owned by a thrid party it has taken longer than usual, the FA have new rules in place about third party ownership so City have had to do this by the book.

Then theres his sponsorship issues / deals.

jackblue said...

The club are completely without the powers of God. They cannot "manage those expectations" only the people with "those expectations" can manage them. Get a grip Blues. Players will come when their own agenda suits them not when someone manages their expectations.

Jeff said...

The odds on Sky Bet have been getting better every day. It's at 1/25 right now. Really don't think there is much to worry about.

Scorch said...

Here, here, Jack Blue. 'Managing expectations' - what a stupid phrase. And yes - players can do what they choose with their careers unless they're completely dense and have corrupt agents (hang on a minute!). Weblogs and 'news' pages are all well and good but they don't half get cluttered with speculative bull and terrible third-hand hack journalism. WHEN a player is signed, I'd like to know about it. Other than that, I couldn't care less what might be or could have been. I think I'll go back to reading newspapers.

bandit blue said...

do we really want eto? seems like another anelka from the ninties spitting his dummy out...
tevez mmm yes please, his children enroled in in school in alderly edge,too much "excuse the pun(red tape to cut)" before we can sign him..
forget terry and go for lescott or lucio....
and another centre forward please..

Carlos said...

My brother-in-law works for a firm representing Kia Joorabchian. I asked him 3 days ago if Tevez would be signing. Typical of my BiL he skirted around the subject. But I summized that Tevez wouldn't be signing....

BTW - does anyone remember the rumour surrounding Tevez and Chelsea whilst he was at WHU? A mate of mine was the Hospitality Manager at Chelsea and said that Tevez was owned by Chelsea but secretly loaned out to WHU as he lacked European experience. Given the tricky ownership rights this was kept confidential. When the heat turned up at WHU, Chelsea were protected by the secret agreement. In order to protect their cover they agreed to have Tevez move to MU. During that time they have negotiated with KJ to buy the player's rights. I say, watch this space. His kids may be at school in AE but I think they'll be move down south very soon.

Very disappointing if this comes to fruition.

N Rowland said...

Jack Blue is bang-on. Come to reality - City is not at the level Chelsea was when they were taken over. How many years in a row had they been in Europe before they became Chelski - at least 6? The players will come, but last evidence is that City is a mid-table club. It can't be an easy sell to bring in the elite players. In my mind the best players will not come for money alone. It will take time.

The Citizen said...

jackblue and n rowland and scorch - just to be clear, i am not talking about managing player expectations. i am saying that the expectations of the fans have been raised to unprecedented levels. The club would do well to go about its business quietly otherwise everyone might end up disappointed. time will tell

Scorch said...

Fair comment. I just hate the term 'managing expectations'. And I wish we'd just deal in facts instead of speculating and gossiping like a load of old trouts. In other words, you're right. I think. I just don't know any more!

Wake me when it's Blackburn away...