There was an interesting comment posted on this blog earlier;
‘top 4 and cl football is now near impossible by the way….now that the top 4 has become the top 5’.
The thought crossed my mind yesterday when I heard City were being bought out but it stopped crossing and just sat bang in my head once Berbatov and Robinho came into the picture.
It’s amazing how quickly things change in football. A couple of weeks ago when the Corluka drama was going on, we all thought Mark Hughes was in an awful position and would likely resign. Yesterday, he was on the golf course thinking about where to take Robinho and Berbatov for their welcome to Manchester party. Ok, Berbatov’s invite is now cancelled but never in a million years would he have expected to be naming Robson de Souza in his next game. Maybe our season can turn round in the same dramatic fashion?
I’m not sure I would want Spurs to have unlimited spending power. It must be nice to buy any player you want like Chelsea and now City can but there is something not quite right about it. The players we have brought in recently are probably still a bit above our level but not ridiculously so. For Man City to have signed someone of Robinho’s calibre, they must have broken some serious new ground where wages are concerned.
The top 4 is not very realistic for us this season with the start we have had anyway, even considering the signings over the last few days. The problem is, if City are going to be throwing their weight around in the transfer market come January as well as next summer, this year could be our best chance for a long time.