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Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook forced to eat his words

Shinawatra’s best friend didn’t get the memo

Garry Cook

Just a few days ago, City executive chairman Garry Cook was boasting about how Manchester City will be more popular than Coca-Cola around the world, thanks to the ten year plan of a disgraced former Thai Prime Minister. He also assured us that the Citizens were financially stable and uninterested in attracting additional investors:

“I was in Beijing last week,” began Cook, “sitting with [Thaksin Shinawatra] and the second richest man in China and other guys. They all want to be part of Manchester City. I’ve had representatives of companies from Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait on. Some of those representatives have actually phoned the supporters’ club because they couldn’t find the club number. So I get the supporters’ club secretary saying to me, ‘So the club is for sale, then, because I’ve got Anwar on the phone from Saudi Arabia?’ This club is not for sale.”

The man who wants a break-away league of 10-14 clubs obviously wasn’t kept in the loop on this one…

[Quote: The Guardian]

3 responses so far
  • Moonhead // September 4, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Like he’s really going to come out and say…..”Actually we’re in private discussions about the confidential sale of our club to the richest people in the world”. What a nonsensical article.

  • Dave // September 5, 2008 at 9:05 am

    He’s right – he said the club was looking for significant investment, not an outright sale. The club hasn’t been sold in its entirety as Shinawatra has retained a stake (small enough to be excluded from the fit and proper owner test). Do your research please.

  • Derry // September 5, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Lol!! How long did it take you to throw together that poorly researched piece of nonesense?!

    I take it ickle old siddy are now being taken as a serious threat given the bile and vitriol being spouted at them this last couple of days.

    I wouldn’t mind, but City are only following the Real Madrid, Chelsea and Man Ure model for success – ie if you can’t develop it, buy it.

    Anyway, more important things, who is that tasty blonde piece advertising Wag of The Day?? Proper tidy that one.

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