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    Thaksin 'may buy Manchester City'

    Thaksin 'may buy Manchester City'

    (BangkokPost.com, Agencies) - Reports suggest former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is once again interested in the Premier League, this time considering a buy-out of Manchester City Football City.

    The Thaksin-friendly website (Say Hi, Thaksin ร่วมทักทายและส่ง วามคิดถึงแด่ พ.ต.ท ทักษิณ [at]ย่าง[at]ิสระและสร้ งสรรค์ ที่นี่) reported the deal, saying the ex-premier had partners for the deal, in China and the Middle East.

    Mr Thaksin's lawyer, Noppadol Pattama, said he had read the report of the Manchester City bid, but he refused to comment on the reports. He said Mr Thaksin is on vacation.

    Hi-Thaksin.net claimed that Mohammed al-Fayed, the Egyptian billionaire owner of London's Harrods department store and the Fulham Football Club, was involved in the negotiations on behalf of Mr Thaksin. The two are known to be acquaintances.

    Mr Thaksin was interested in purchasing a 30 per cent share in Liverpool in 2004, but has now turned his attention to a 92-million-pound (6 billion baht, $184 million) takeover of City.

    Meanwhile, controversial midfielder Joey Barton has slammed some of the club's recent big-money signings.

    City, have flirted with relegation this term, but now seem certain to secure a mid-table finish. They have under-achieved, according to Barton.

    He told the Manchester Evening News: "This club and its fans deserve to be at the highest level. But I have to be brutally honest, if I was a fan I wouldn't have paid to watch us at home this season.

    "It's a lot of money to buy a season ticket at our place and they aren't getting value for money.



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    Poor man, he really has fallen on hard times....

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    Yea, seems so. But, do not think that many people in Thailand (if he ever goes back and other places), other than those in the UK, know the difference between Manchester Und. and Manchester City. Hell, maybe he thinks hes getting the wrong team?

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    F***. I'm a Man City supporter and will have to seriously consider my allegiance if that ball of corrupt filth gets his hands on the team I've supported since I was old enough to kick a ball. Petition time, methinks.

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    ^Of course that will all change if you actually get to buy a few decent players

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    ^I think its fookin hilarious - what a bad investment

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    ^I don't think so. Man City remain in the top twenty richest football clubs in the world whilst not having achieved anything, ever. Now, that is some kind of achievement.

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    Man City 'welcomes Thaksin bid'

    Manchester (Agencies) - Ex-premier Mr Thaksin Shinawatra could take control at Manchester City well before the start of next season if he decides to mount a formal bid for the club, according to local news reports.

    While City officials have made it perfectly clear they do not think much of the proposals ex-player Ray Ranson has put forward, or that he has the money to back up his lofty ambitions, Mr Thaksin's involvement has been welcomed at Eastlands.

    It is possible that further discussions may be held with an American consortium who have been negotiating the potential purchase of the 29 per cent stake chairman John Wardle jointly owns with former business partner David Makin. But Mr Thaksin now appears to be the favoured option, the reports said.

    And, if the current period of due diligence ends positively, City insiders are confident a deal can be struck quickly. City certainly do not expect Mr Thaksin to delay making a formal bid, as Ranson has done.

    Mr Thaksin is currently living in London after being ousted from office in a military coup last year. He was first linked with the Premiership three years ago when he made a 65-million-pound bid to buy Liverpool, but the club rejected his proposals.

    Liverpool were also condemned at the time, by groups such as Amnesty International, for entering into negotiations with Mr Thaksin due to his human rights record as prime minister.

    Mr Thaksin went on to win a second term in 2005 but has been in exile since the coup.

    His aides have dismissed as "politically motivated" reports from Thailand that the country's Department of Special Investigations have found evidence linking the former PM to money laundering.

    If Mr Thaksin does complete a takeover, it would not represent good news for departed Bolton boss Sam Allardyce, who was touted as a possible replacement for current manager Stuart Pearce.

    Sources close to Mr Thaksin say the billionaire has other plans if he does manage to do a deal, including keeping Pearce on the job.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarvis View Post
    ^I think its fookin hilarious - what a bad investment
    Don't kid yourself, your family don't become billionaires when you make bad investments.

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    still desperate to come back as a hero

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    Quote Originally Posted by keda
    your family don't become billionaires when you make bad investments.
    No, only by fleecing a country. I worry that any criminal procedings may see him parted from his money. Not sure how City would cope them, and anyway, they would be stupid to take his offer, but then I'm not on the board.

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    Anyway fuk off you blue cnut, it's the derby on Saturday

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    Don't I know it. We'll probably miss about 10 open goals as usual.

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    You might bleedin beat us if O'Shea, Brown and Fletcher play

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    Threw me a bit when I first read the headline....

    BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Man City | Dabo may sue Barton over 'attack'

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    so Thaksin put in a 100 million pound offer in for Man City

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    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is scheduled to return to England for the first time since 2008 to watch Monday's crucial soccer game between Manchester United and Manchester City, his legal aide Noppadon Pattama confirmed yesterday.

    Thaksin flying to England for Manchester derby - The Nation


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    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ter-derby.html (Thaksin flying to England for Manchester derby)

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