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Do we want him or not

Not fussed either way
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Yes but only on loan
- 6 (40%)
Not at all
- 1 (6.7%)
Yes happy with the deal as reported
- 6 (40%)

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Paul

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Ben ya knee
« on: 04 February 2008, 03:09:27 PM »

Sven seems to want him, word is "the board" don't whoever "the board" are, and I doubt its Frank as I'm fairly sure he would back Sven.
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« Reply #1 on: 04 February 2008, 07:52:03 PM »

"Sky Sports News Sources : Benjani has joined Manchester City on a permanent contract"

And no other bugger online on here to share it with...  :D
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« Reply #2 on: 04 February 2008, 08:01:50 PM »

"Sky Sports News Sources : Benjani has joined Manchester City on a permanent contract"

And no other bugger online on here to share it with...  :D

I'm here - and hadn't seen that news before you posted it, so thanks.  I may not have shown up online as am on a frankly hopeless Russian connection, but I'm here.

The plus with this is that, even if we've not got the best deal in the world, he's a fucking mile better than what we currently have up front!
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #3 on: 04 February 2008, 08:02:32 PM »

Nothing on the BBC or the official site...should give Sven something to think about either up front or on the right for Sunday's trip out of town.

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Sky Sports News understands Benjani has completed his move to Manchester City from Portsmouth.


The Zimbabwe striker has been left in limbo after a switch to the City of Manchester Stadium failed to go through on transfer deadline day.

Portsmouth had agreed to sell their top scorer to City after sealing a deal to bring in Jermain Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur.

However, Benjani's move did not appear to be concluded before the closure of the transfer window, prompting an investigation from the Premier League.

Officials have been looking into the paperwork and it now seems the green light has been given for the deal to be ratified.

City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admitted on Monday that he expected the issue to be resolved by Tuesday at the latest.

Sources now suggest City have tied up the loose ends which prevented Benjani from securing his move last week.
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2008, 08:08:50 PM »

"Sky Sports News Sources : Benjani has joined Manchester City on a permanent contract"

And no other bugger online on here to share it with...  :D

I'm here - and hadn't seen that news before you posted it, so thanks.  I may not have shown up online as am on a frankly hopeless Russian connection, but I'm here.

The plus with this is that, even if we've not got the best deal in the world, he's a fucking mile better than what we currently have up front!

Not made it online yet, Peter/Jase, it's the yellow scrolling ticker on Sky Sports News. They're saying it's for £8m.
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« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2008, 08:10:21 PM »

It's on their website now.
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #6 on: 04 February 2008, 08:31:33 PM »

Woohoo! 8 Mill is sod all to put Lingering Smell on the bench!! Break out the tins ;D
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« Reply #7 on: 04 February 2008, 08:55:54 PM »

Calm down, City have said now it's bollocks. Off mcfc.co.uk

However a club spokesman said: “No deal has been completed. Manchester City remain in contact with the football authorities regarding this potential transfer, and any further developments will be announced first on mcfc.co.uk.”
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #8 on: 04 February 2008, 08:58:28 PM »

Oh gonads!
I just amended my prediction too! (sinks back into despair)
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« Reply #9 on: 04 February 2008, 09:12:14 PM »

Hold on, BBC say it's near completion now!

FFS, I get a straighter answer if I ask Mrs jds if she's overspent on the joint account.  ::)
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #10 on: 04 February 2008, 09:15:06 PM »

Thanks jds - my first real laugh of the day!
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #11 on: 04 February 2008, 09:22:24 PM »

Hold on.... Vince Hilaire, who works for Pompey's hospitality dept... PAUSE! a) With a name like Vince Hilaire he should be running Old Time music Hall nights at Fratton Park, and b) since when did Pompey's hospitality dept do their PR as well? Anyway, back to the sotry...

Vince Hilarious is stating it's a done deal now.
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #12 on: 04 February 2008, 10:02:40 PM »

I am prepared to make a firm prediction that he'll either be signed, for some money, or else he won't.

He is a proven Premiership striker. if not a top drawer one. We haven't had one of those since AFC. I reckon that's quite a handy thing to have in your team. There's a possibility, should he sign, that he might do something we don't normally associate with City strikers, like score some goals. That would make a refreshing change.
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« Reply #13 on: 04 February 2008, 10:28:59 PM »

They're saying he's got a dicky knee - does that mean he's just like a cut price Michael Owen who was allegedly our first target when this debacle began?

Have you heard the one about the one legged striker from Zimbabwe? You couldn't make up the stuff City have done over the years!
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« Reply #14 on: 04 February 2008, 10:31:34 PM »

Sounds like it means we're getting him for around £4m instead, and Benjani turned up so late in the hope we'd rush the medical through - City in decent transfer, not being taken for mugs shock?
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #15 on: 04 February 2008, 10:39:58 PM »

So do we sing, "Cheap Michael Owen, you're just a cheap Michael Owen?"

No, better not.
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« Reply #16 on: 04 February 2008, 10:49:28 PM »

We could hark back to the days of the 80's when City cringingly used to sing their own version of "Antmusic"

inna adam & his ants style "Ben Jarr Knee, Ben Jarr Knee, ridicule is nothing to be scared of..." but then again...
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« Reply #17 on: 04 February 2008, 10:54:42 PM »

Bit imaginative for our zany South Stand isn't it? Bet it's "Benjani, wooooo, Benjani woooooo... He's comes from Zimbabwe, he plays for Man City...."
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #18 on: 04 February 2008, 11:05:16 PM »

They really like that tune, don't they.
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« Reply #19 on: 04 February 2008, 11:22:58 PM »

I'm just bitter cos my Kinkladze "tune" never caught on...

Thick Georgian accent trying a JCC salford one "Outside the takeaway, Saturday night, my mate Lee Won Pen asked me out for a fight, he was much fatter than a Manchester tart, he was a deft exponent of the penalty art..."
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #20 on: 05 February 2008, 07:48:28 AM »

So if this Bendyerarm-ey deal does finally go through... Reckon he'll start the derby or be on the bench?
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« Reply #21 on: 05 February 2008, 08:49:57 AM »

No reason for him not to start in my view - if he joins, he'll be the best striker we have by a distance.
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #22 on: 05 February 2008, 09:50:23 AM »

I think he'll start if he doesn't miss the tram.And then miss the tram.Again.
I think he'll do well until the end of the season, lets face it he 's scored more than what we  have  have had shots on target.
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #23 on: 05 February 2008, 10:43:24 AM »

I am prepared to make a firm prediction that he'll either be signed, for some money, or else he won't.

And how is your firm prediction progressing Mick?  ;)
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Re: Ben ya knee
« Reply #24 on: 05 February 2008, 07:48:26 PM »

Looks like a rather good deal negotiated by the club, £3.87M is probably £1.5M short of what he's worth in real terms (unlike the vastly over-rated £8M-£9M those clowns were talking) but there are clauses that could see them get more dosh...personally I'd make sure he doesn't play more than 24 times for us (unless he is awesome then sod the dosh get him played) so that they get nowt and then we sell him on for £4M just to rub 'arry's nose in it...

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