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Man City’s Roque Santa Cruz experiment flops

Santa Cruz – signing a baby

Santa Cruz 

Fans of post-modern approaches to business will have had their minds well and truly blown last night by Jamie on The Apprentice. “The early word catches the bird,” he stammered during his boardroom nervous breakdown, inadvertedly saying something that was both poignant and bang on the money. Forget catching the worm, catch the bird!

Deep.

Here’s what else we have learnt, thanks to newspapers like The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, and The Daily Mails

Two Premier League players are locked in a battle to emulate Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by returning to old stomping grounds to recreate past glories.

First, there’s Roque Santa Cruz, who has been linked with a trundling home to Blackburn, only at a cut price of around £4million. Some of you might remember that City once paid something preposterous like £145million for the striker.

Lord Sugar would screw up his face and consider that “bad business”.

The other wannabe Gatsby is Stephen Ireland, who has endured a torrid time acclimatising to Aston Villa fashion circles, and has now been spotted at Aston Villa airport, buying a one way ticket to wherever Mark Hughes lives. Which just so happens to be Fulham.

He’s hoping to move there for keeps in January.

Of course, without wanting to completely ruin the end of The Great Gatsby, let’s just say that everything he attempts goes wrong, and when he dies no one goes to his funeral. Uh-oh.

In two word news:

Berbatov, staying.

Sturridge, Swansea.

That is all.


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