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The next 12 hours or so will determine whether Chelsea are destined to become a true powerhouse in European football and indeed whether Peter Kenyon can wipe the Ronaldihno to Man Utd memory out of his mind and prove that he as negotiating goes he is - unless the treasure chest is open , up to the job.

Make no mistake, Real Madrid are not a team to sell it's best players, any player given the opportunity, like Man Utd here, would want to wear their shirt. They don't coming calling often these days but when they do whatever the player their heads will turn and their hearts set on the club. Madrid are used to getting their man and it's an absolute certainty Christian Ronaldo will be there one day.

Chelsea as a club have done nothing wrong in this transfer saga, apart from internal marketing controls being second division, every negotiation with Real Madrid has been by the book if reports are seen to be believed.

I've always said, forget the Shevchenko signing, we have NOT made the mark at European level with regard to buying top YOUNG players, in their prime, from the top clubs abroad.

This is Kenyon's big test, I can't ever remember a player calling his own press conference to say he wants to leave his club, let alone Real Madrid !

He wants to leave Madrid and come to Chelsea, he has slagged of all and sundry, his agent is pressing for the move, Calderon rightly has a blooded nose, this doesn't happen there, it would be a disaster and maybe the end of their bully boy/ tradition of nabbing other teams best players and Chelsea would be seen properley across Europe as the team to play for.

We gave them Arjen Robben just as we nicely niceley acted in Crespo, Shevchenko and Veron getting their wishes to go home when clearly we were losing millions - this way round Kenyon is a clear master.

Only Calderon stands in Kenyon's way today. We have money, we have wasted maybe enough in Romans eyes, but we can flex our muscles, we have played waiting tactics, like slow playing a pair of aces in a poker game, clubs don't like keeping unhappy players, everything else points to use signing Robinho.

But is Peter Kenyon Muhammid Ali or Frank Bruno ?

Or Henry's Hammer ready to be stiched up ??

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The next 12 hours or so will determine whether Chelsea are destined to become a true powerhouse in European football and indeed whether Peter Kenyon can wipe the Ronaldihno to Man Utd memory out of his mind and prove that he as negotiating goes he is - unless the treasure chest is open , up to the job.

Make no mistake, Real Madrid are not a team to sell it's best players, any player given the opportunity, like Man Utd here, would want to wear their shirt. They don't coming calling often these days but when they do whatever the player their heads will turn and their hearts set on the club. Madrid are used to getting their man and it's an absolute certainty Christian Ronaldo will be there one day.

Chelsea as a club have done nothing wrong in this transfer saga, apart from internal marketing controls being second division, every negotiation with Real Madrid has been by the book if reports are seen to be believed.

I've always said, forget the Shevchenko signing, we have NOT made the mark at European level with regard to buying top YOUNG players, in their prime, from the top clubs abroad.

This is Kenyon's big test, I can't ever remember a player calling his own press conference to say he wants to leave his club, let alone Real Madrid !

He wants to leave Madrid and come to Chelsea, he has slagged of all and sundry, his agent is pressing for the move, Calderon rightly has a blooded nose, this doesn't happen there, it would be a disaster and maybe the end of their bully boy/ tradition of nabbing other teams best players and Chelsea would be seen properley across Europe as the team to play for.

We gave them Arjen Robben just as we nicely niceley acted in Crespo, Shevchenko and Veron getting their wishes to go home when clearly we were losing millions - this way round Kenyon is a clear master.

Only Calderon stands in Kenyon's way today. We have money, we have wasted maybe enough in Romans eyes, but we can flex our muscles, we have played waiting tactics, like slow playing a pair of aces in a poker game, clubs don't like keeping unhappy players, everything else points to use signing Robinho.

But is Peter Kenyon Muhammid Ali or Frank Bruno ?

Or Henry's Hammer ready to be stiched up ??

Signing an overpriced player is not a test of how well Kenyon is doing. If anything, i think he saved us from being screwed in the *** by madrid.

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We won't have long to wait to find out.

Yet another BIG time PR f*ck up by the club or PK IMHO.

If we have been arrogant enough to sell shirts with the fella's name on, then I wouldn't sell him to us either!!!

After being subjected to, the 'Erickson-gate, Ferdinand-gate, Cole-gate, the sacking of Ranieri, the 'Arnesen-saga' - 'The entire Mourhino affair', the money lost on Duff, Parker, Johnson, SWP, Sheva, Mutu, Veron, Crespo, and several other's have we really just poked 2 finger's up to Real on principle or been suckered in by the big-boys - again.!!

Now don't get me wrong, I don't want us to have the piss taken out of us in the transfer market, but let's get it right, for a club that are willing to piss £30m up the wall on Sheva and to lose vast amount's on Sheva, Mutu, Crespo, Veron so easily, and more recently SWP - why not just pay up on a player the current manager obviously wanted?

We've also given away the likes of Robben and Eidur to Spanish clubs and in return have had Del Horno. Perhap's PK is limited with his contacts in Spain, or perhaps he works for a man who is akward in what he wants to deliver or has now realised what he is prepared to spend?

Why sell SWP if Robinho's signature isn't guaranteed? Cos after the Spurs game, it was crying for either one of'em to come on and change it!!!!!

Oh well, more egg on the face on a club insistant on making omlette's of manager's expectation's!!!!!!!!!

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I'm not really that bothered that we didn't sign anyone in this window,I just want that red,cobbled northern street mo f**ker out of my club!

We spent a fortune on a new manager and we have a squad packed full of quality as it stands.

Fair play to City,them being taken over may well take some of the flack away from us.

And its one more team that will finish about sp*rs!

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what did kenyon do during dead-line transfer day then????

To be fair to PK, there was an extraordinary turn of events and one that no-one couldve foreseen.

What has annoyed me all along were his comments about how its all in hand and how it will go to the wire etc. Thats where he needs a beating , its just made us look silly.

My concerns this morning are that we are short of options up front and our biggst rivals have strengthened with a top player. Im glad we didnt sign Robinho - clearly he is the ultimate mercenary, what Citeh have payed (a record fee!) is a farce.

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To be fair to PK, there was an extraordinary turn of events and one that no-one couldve foreseen.

What has annoyed me all along were his comments about how its all in hand and how it will go to the wire etc. Thats where he needs a beating , its just made us look silly.

My concerns this morning are that we are short of options up front and our biggst rivals have strengthened with a top player. Im glad we didnt sign Robinho - clearly he is the ultimate mercenary, what Citeh have payed (a record fee!) is a farce.

completely agree with this. no way is he worth anywhere near that, and hes shown he didnt really desperately want to sign for us, he just wanted to move for a sh*t loads of money.

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The new owners at city were only in place at 8am yesterday morning yet they managed to do in 1 day what Kenyon could'nt achieve all summer.

Has Kenyon failed?? yes he has, yet again.

bollocks, utter bollocks. what exactly did you want him to do? keep upping the bids, kidnapp him, hack into the city owners bank accounts and delete all the money?

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What a load of tosh.. PK has not failed, in fact I applaud him.. for not upping the bid. Hopefully city made the bid, and he said to Real Madrid.. "thans but no thanks, right I am off to bed"

End off story anyway.. lets get on with the seaosn, with what is still the best squad in the PL !

wish City all the best it certainly would be interesting to see the reaction of Manure, Scum and Ars* fans over this one, when one of them miss out on a CL spot ! ;)

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After yesterday, I think, the Man City and Tottenham squads are as strong as the Goners and Liverpoop, while, Chelsea Man Utd are equally matched. I expect better competition this season and a thriller awaits at the City of Manchester Stadium on the 13th of Spetember.

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I'm not sure how much blame Kenyon can take from failing to deliver Robinho, like someone else said, nobody would have envisaged Man City having a takeover at mid-day and spending £32m by midnight... maybe the way that we've gone about this deal needs to be changed, publicly pursuing players is always going to rile the club that owns them.

I'm surprised and bordering on dissapointed that we didn't have a plan B in the bag, although i'm not sure there was enough time left in the day to master-mind a move for somebody else had Felipe identified a potential target...

I think the nail in the coffin over the Robinho deal however, was the Robinho shirt appearing on the megastore website, and i think some heads have to roll over that mistake..

I think the positive from this, is that its presented what i think is a very good chance for any of the young lads at the moment playing football in the reserves at Chelsea to break through and stake a claim for a place in the first team squad...

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The question was 'has Kenyon failed' the answer has to be yes. You cant have a plan 'B' in the bag when you wait till midnight on transfer deadline day.

I'm not debating whether Robinho or any player for that matter is worth the money. What i'm saying is he has had all summer to go and get Scolari's transfer target and failed.

Not only has he failed he has let Sheva and SWP leave and by leaving the Robinho deal untill the last minute not given us anytime to find an alternative.

How can it be seen as anything other than failure???

If the club dont want to be held to ransom thats fine i'm all for that, Kenyon should then have said to Scolori a couple of weeks back we aint paying silly money for Robinho is there anybody else you'd like?

When we are talking the telephone numbers we are whats a couple of million anyway, we wont pay £32m we only think he is worth £30m?(fcuk me) well then they should have asked for an extra £2m when selling SWP who has been sold for £3m less than Milner???

That will be Kenyons party line dont you worry 'the club was'nt being held to ransom' and that will be bollox, because he's fcuked up, just like when he missed out on Ronaldhino.

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So can anyone honestly say hand on heart that they think Robinho is worth £32.5mil and you would have been happy if we paid that much for him. I don't think he is worth as much as that and i would not have been pleased for us to pay that much for him.

Benny no player is worth 32.5 million in anyone's eyes but the fact of the matter is the best players in the world are going to command large transfer fee's and club's are going to have to pay over the odds.

The fact is, Kenyon has paid over the odds for countless players and sold them for millions less in ANY industry he would be sacked on the spot. I didn't want Roman here but accepted it when he came obviously. For the sake of Man City fans I hope they put a football man who has passion for their club in control but one who knows and delivers what their owners want.

I hope City learn from our mistakes and the biggest was not to send out a message by nabbing a top player from football's elite in his prime, a Kaka, a Messi a Robinho with hard cash.

We put ourselves in this situation of being held to ransom and paying over the odds by employing Kenyon, i'll say it until I'm blue in the face but Ronaldinho to Man Utd was only the start.

A straight BIG OFFER take it over leave it mentality would have saved Roman millions in the transfer market.

City went straight in 32.8 million for Robinho - 34 million for Berbatov

That's the way to play it if you have cash - in - out - deal done if they want to come.

Ok we won the league a couple of times - probably still this year in my opinion but all of a sudden we look short up front and wide

Man City can learn and will do - we had Europe at our mercy and NEVER rammed it home - look at the top 10 of transfers of all time Man Utd have Berbatov, Rooney, Ferdinand and we have ONE and he was crap and past his sell by date. THAT'S WHERE KENYON WENT WRONG his negotiating and player dealings financially have killed us ...

I am convinced we are deep in financial trouble and Roman has lost patience with Kenyon and told him to sort it, he hasn't SWP went for 8 million !!!

God if we waited a week we could have got another ten and bingo we pay less for Robinho !!

KENYON IS A MANC MUPPET AND SHOULD GO HOME TO CITY !!!!!

In short I didn't want Roman, I didn't like it like in the 80's when Batesy came in and sold off my team but as things went with the money and fear factor behind us we should have sent out a message and bought BIG PLAYERS FOR BIG MONEY now City are in that position and good luck to them and they wont need it !

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Kenyon: doesn't look the part, sound the part, or act the part. Never has and never will and to me, it's still a mystery why he was ever brought to the club in the first place. And yes I remember how it used to be, when Chelsea would announce a signing after it had been made.

To say I'm pissed off right now is putting it mildly. Not at Kenyon specifically but at the complete and utter absence of any transfer policy apart from signing a vastly over-priced Brazilian.

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