Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mercenaries, Money and Buying a Championship

The Sheikh of Manchester Oil and Football Club
I am so sick of reading about Man City, Roberto Mancini and most of all $amir Na$ri.

Man City was purchased by an exceedingly wealthy billionaire sheikh who decided to invest his endless supply of money in to Manchester's long term under-performing second team. Like a kid with a new toy, the sheikh  went on a spending spree purchasing world class players for his team without a thought about the price tag. As anyone could have predicted after the Sheikh's insane investment in talent, Man City went on to win the EPL title this season (do keep in mind that they ALMOST blew it). Okay, great. I am truly happy for the long suffering fans of Manchester City. I can relate to following a team that is forever in the shadow of a bigger and more successful club. Good for them.

Words from the hypocrite
What does sicken me is the arrogance and greed being displayed by the manager and the cockiness of this collection of mercenaries that won a trophy by paying for it. Mancini poaches other teams' players as if he's at an all you can eat buffet. Man City is so out of control, they make the New York Yankees look cheap. Three days after the season ends and Mancini is looking to steal more players from other teams rather than actually doing it the old fashioned way....DEVELOPING THEM.

Beyond being rewarded for being greedy, Mancini also showed what a wimp and flip flopper he is. After Carlos Tevez went AWOL for months after refusing to play for Man City during a Champions League match, Mancini rightfully vowed that he was "finished" and would never play for the club again. Fans were burning his jersey and he became the most hated man in Manchester. So what happens? With the title slipping away, Mancini invites this selfish overpaid jock to come back. Tevez was last seen riding on an open top bus holding up a totally disrespectful sign and celebrating a championship he hardly played a part in.

Then there's that nut case known as Mario Balotelli. An attention seeking idiot and troublemaker, Mancini's "final straw" with Balotelli came in early April during Arsenal's 1-0 victory over City. Despite getting away without a red card for a vicious tackle on Alex Song, the dope then went on to try and break Bacary Sagna's leg twice to finally get sent off. At this point in the season, City's grip on the title looked to be slipping away. Following the match the "boss", Mancini, expressed his frustration with the player and said that he would probably not play again for City and would be sold in the summer.

Well what a shock, Mancini has gone back on his statement and proven that he isn't too good at math as well. If Mancini were a parent, his kids would be having keg parties in the house each night and skipping school every day. The guy has no control over his overpaid brood and lets them run things as they want.

Get up, I got away with that one
The biggest mercenary of all at Sheikh City Oil and Football Club has got to be $amir "it's not about the money" Na$ri. Arsene Wenger brought Na$ri to England and helped develop the player in to a household name in the UK. Given the chance to play regularly at Arsenal Na$ri had a breakout season in 2010-2011.
Of course it's about the money
As often happens when the ugly girl gets the chance to date the quarterback, Na$ri saw dollar signs (or pound signs) dancing in his head as his stock rose in the football world. Showing zero loyalty, Na$ri jumped at the chance to make ridiculous money to live in a crappy city and play for a team being bankrolled by a sugar daddy.

Of course Arsenal fans were upset that one of their players was leaving and that might have been the end of the story. Sadly, Na$ri couldn't just take the money and leave with class. Instead he publicly mocked the club and its fans.

During the season, Na$ri played sporadically, got to know the bench on a first name basis and scored a few goals.  Instead of being one of the core, money boy settled for a bit part in order to grab the loot and be a part of a team that purchased the title. So, what does he do? He again, shows zero class, intelligence or professionalism as he directs  more vitriol to his former club, manager and its fans.

At the other end of the spectrum is Jack Wilshere who took a stand and shot back at this ungrateful part time player. Wilshere knows how to display class and appreciation..

So to all the folks on Twitter wondering why Arsenal fans are angry at Na$ri for leaving.....we are not.  We are angry at him for showing no class or respect to the manager and club that made him as well as the fans that worshiped him and pay his wages. I would love to see a guy like him have to get a real job and work for a living.

Lastly, Joey Barton is a world class dirt bag. What he pulled on Sunday was absolutely insane. The fact that this guy is paid tons of money simply because he can play a game is insulting to upstanding humans everywhere that are struggling to find work and get by. If not for the sport of football,  he would be in jail along with his brother. The FA should ban this guy for good.

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