Today's none story is the "loss" being posted by City. All kinds of negative comments being posted. Wake up! The club is owned by billionaires who have sunk huge sums of money into the club to pay for players and new facilities. Of course it is technically "losing" money but unlike teams like Liverpool or Manchester United there is no debt to service, no inability to enter into the transfer market in a meaningful way. Instead the owners essentially just write a check to pay for their investment because that is what it is, an investment.
To grow the club in a way to compete with the Big Four, who have grown because of their revenue, of course the owners have spent money.
If you truly want to make a level playing field then you force all commercial revenue for all of the Premier League clubs to be shared, equally. All ticket sales, all shop sales, all tv revenue, everything. Split down the middle among the clubs and then impose a salary cap that is a percentage of that revenue.
Never going to happen unless that is imposed at the very least Europe wide. Therefore never going to happen.
Meanwhile Patrick Vieira edges closer it would seem. The question has been put as to why City would do this. Look to the tactics that Mancini is said to prefer. As much as the different formations have been impressive from the Italian if he really prefers a tight diamond formation then it makes sense positionally. How much Vieira has in the tank we'll see, but against clubs imagine a Vieira, Barry, de Jong grouping with possibly Robinho as an attacking midfielder with RSC and Tevez up front.
News from Argentina that Juan Sebastian Veron is said to have turned down an approach from Mancini. That's a curious one given the perception that Veron has lost something by the time he got to Chelsea. With three victories and clean sheets since the manager arrived ours may not to reason why, but we can occasionally scratch our heads.
And lastly there is no truth to the rumour that the Liquid Cup tie was canceled because police were concerned that United's fans couldn't get up to Manchester because there was snow blocking the main routes from London...