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not really. says to me that latics are getting screwed over yet again. if they are in financial trouble they are more likely to accept a cut price offer, which in effect is what 19 mil is. figures of 25 mil have been quoted in the past.

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is there a time limit on this sell on claus? i.e. he has to move before he's 23?

 

£19 mill would be well worthwile for us and set us up for this year and stand us in good sted and a strong foundation to start from in the championship next year lol SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!

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not really. says to me that latics are getting screwed over yet again. if they are in financial trouble they are more likely to accept a cut price offer, which in effect is what 19 mil is. figures of 25 mil have been quoted in the past.

 

£19 million is a good price. Quoted figures are often higher than actual tfrs in the end and I reckon we'd get £3.75m - a very very decent return.

 

Will have to see if this is true though, old big nose has been bemoaning his strikers after yesterday so maybe priorities have changed and £19m on a defender not on the cards.

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The way i see it, whatever we get when he is sold is a golden bonus. IMO, I hope he is sold, but cant see it in this window. Fingers crossed. I know for a fact he is very accepted within the United set up. He attended the xmas party and the Champ League winning party, in fact the only non United player to attend, so reading between the lines the move seems likely! :lol:

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The way i see it, whatever we get when he is sold is a golden bonus. IMO, I hope he is sold, but cant see it in this window. Fingers crossed. I know for a fact he is very accepted within the United set up. He attended the xmas party and the Champ League winning party, in fact the only non United player to attend, so reading between the lines the move seems likely! :lol:

lets hope he goes then in the next few weeks...like has been said no matter what the price is,its a bonus....obviously the higher the better etc etc,but in this day and age we would welcome that kind of payment into bp any day of the year......a payment like that would put the owners onto a better position to start rebuilding the stand,or meaning our operating costs for this season are sorted out,and also we dont have to sell anybody.....anybody who cant see or understand that is deluded....

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All prices have been pure speculation. £20 million always seemed a more realistic price.

 

Everything else apart, he should go. He is very, very good player. Actually reminded me a little of Bobby Moore last season. He wants to get even better; he wants to win things; he wants to cement his place in the England team.

 

Let's see - stay in theatre of comedy or go the national and European champions?

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Didn't City try to buy out the clause for £1m a while ago? IMO as long as Latics get more than that for him then I will be relieved. At every stage the club will have shown foresight and acted in its own best interests, maximising the revenue received. Anything that happens within the transfer market to raise or lower his valuation is out of the control of OAFC.

 

It was always a gamble to turn down that money from City but IMO it was a gamble worth taking. Only time will tell.

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My take on all this, the Thai only bought a club here as a way of gettin money into a country he hoped he'd get exiled too should he need a new home. Now he's lookin for asylum here after being found guilty he can try sell the club for a few million and have a nice lifestyle with ponuds sterling in the bank. Sad for City and fans but I hope he wants 20 million for Micah right now for his new bank balance.

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Didn't City try to buy out the clause for £1m a while ago? IMO as long as Latics get more than that for him then I will be relieved. At every stage the club will have shown foresight and acted in its own best interests, maximising the revenue received. Anything that happens within the transfer market to raise or lower his valuation is out of the control of OAFC.

 

It was always a gamble to turn down that money from City but IMO it was a gamble worth taking. Only time will tell.

 

Not much of a gamble as £1m is 20% of only £5m and he will obviosuly go for more than that. The club wouldn't 'gamble' only make a calculated decision which i cant imagine took them long.

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Not much of a gamble as £1m is 20% of only £5m and he will obviosuly go for more than that. The club wouldn't 'gamble' only make a calculated decision which i cant imagine took them long.

 

Did City offer that much? I thought it was nearer 200K?

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ARREST WARRANT: Thaksin Shinawatra

ARREST WARRANT: Thaksin Shinawatra

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Blues owner faces arrest

Peter Green & Peter Spencer

10/ 8/2008

 

MANCHESTER City was in turmoil today after arrest warrants were issued on the club's billionaire owner Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife.

 

The deposed former Thai prime minister confirmed the couple had fled to Britain rather than face corruption charges at home.

 

A court in Bangkok issued the warrant after Mr Shinawatra and wife Pojaman - who has already been sentenced to three years in jail and was free only as part of her appeal - failed to turn up for a hearing this morning.

 

Thai authorities could now seek to extradite the pair unless they claim political asylum in Britain.

 

Mr Shinawatra confirmed in a hand-written note, published today, that he and his wife were travelling 'to reside in England' because 'dictatorship' in Thai politics was interfering with the justice system. It is understood the couple's three children are already in London.

 

The City owner made no comment on rumours he would claim asylum.

 

Legal officials in Bangkok confirmed the case against Mr Shinawatra and his wife was likely to go ahead in his absence - leaving Manchester City with an uncertain future.

 

The Premier League rulebook says any director is automatically disqualified if they are convicted of one of a number of listed offences by a 'competent court' anywhere in the world.

 

The list includes 'corrupt transactions with public agents', 'evasion of liability by deception', 'obtaining by deception' and 'cheating the public revenue'.

 

Senior league sources suggested Manchester City's position would have to be reviewed if Mr Shinawatra was convicted in Thailand.

 

A Home Office spokesman said any moves to extradite a non-British citizen from the country would depend on the nature of the charges and the status of the foreign court.

 

Britain would normally extradite to Thailand, he added - unless the person concerned was in the process of seeking asylum.

 

The spokesman refused to say whether the City owner or his family had already taken that option.

 

"We do not comment on individual cases," he said.

 

Some £800m of Mr Shinawatra's fortune has already been frozen by authorities in Bangkok pending the outcome of his trial.

 

Corruption alleged

 

Mr Shinawatra and his wife - who had been allowed to travel to Beijing for opening ceremony of the Olympic Games - were believed to have booked tickets on a flight from China to Thailand.

 

It is understood they failed to board the plane and instead made for London.

 

The couple had been due to appear before the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions, in a case involving an allegedly unlawful property purchase.

 

Mr Shinawatra and his wife face several court cases related to alleged abuse of power and corruption during his five years in power. He was deposed in a military coup in 2006.

 

In the handwritten note, read out on state-owned Thai TV today, the ex-PM said: "My wife and I have travelled to reside in England.

 

"If I still have luck, I would come back and die on Thai soil like every other Thai person.

 

"What happened to my family and me is like fruit from a poisonous tree - the fruit will also be poisoned.

 

"There is a continuation of dictatorship in managing Thai politics... which is followed by interference in the justice system."

 

Kriangkrai Juengjaturapit, chief judge of the court, has indicated the trial is likely to go ahead without the defendants, and a verdict issues.

 

Mr Shinawatra, who had previously insisted he would fight the charges in his home country, has said he has no intention of selling Manchester City.

 

'Injustice'

 

Mr Shinawatra controversially bought City for £80m this time last year and there was huge hopes among Blues fans that the billionaire would use part of his fortune to bankroll the Eastlands club to such an extent that City could challenge the Big Four dominance of the Premier League.

 

The M.E.N. revealed last week that he's been attempting to raise funds in the Middle East and India to bolster investment with City - a move that has led to analysts predicting that he has effectively put the club up for sale.

 

The lack of funds at City has led to some supporters becoming disenchanted, especially with players Vedran Corluka and Stephen Ireland being linked with apparent bargain moves to Tottenham and Sunderland respectively.

 

Thaksin was ousted by a military coup in Thailand in 2006 and he went into exile in Britain. However, his massive popularity in the countryside ensured a generally pro-Thaksin party won December's General Election.

 

Thai courts have accepted a string of corruption cases against Mr Shinawatra and his inner circle and the guilty verdict against his wife suggested they were not going to be cowed by his wealth or influence

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I know for a fact he is very accepted within the United set up. He attended the xmas party and the Champ League winning party, in fact the only non United player to attend...

 

Crikey! If that is true I am surprised the City fans aren't demanding he is shown the door. Talk about fratinising with the enemy.

 

Cannot imagine many on here would impressed if one our best players had been socialising with a local rival for so long.

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Do you think there is a possibility of City collapsing and going into administration with all this? If that is a possibility how would we stand? Would we be considered to be a creditor?

 

he would sell up before the administrators came in if all of his money in Thailand is frozen then his main assett in England (citeh) will probably be sold off at a reduced rate to allow him a living allowance in our country, he is a crook who knew what he was doing from the start.

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I wonder how much less he would get for City if he pocketed all the cash by flogging their best players first though?

 

 

He's ringing Chris Moore as we speak.................summat about carrier bags full of unmarked bills, young talent sold for sod all and imminent black holes!

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