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So Do You Only Think About Money Gael?

So Do You Only Think About Money Gael?

If ever there was proof that footballers need to shut the f*** up and concentrate on football, it was given to us yesterday when Gael Clichy signed for Manchester City.

Players have the tools to talk to the media and fans 24/7 these days, and man do they use it, sometimes to good effect, but most of the time it`s mindless babble, that often comes back to bite them in the arse.

In 2009 Gael Clichy said this about Man City`s spending spree and what he thought about those who signed for them.

'I really believe if you are a player who thinks only about money then you could end up at Manchester City.'

'You have to think if you want to play for a big club and have your image or if you want to play for a good club and earn big money.'

'When you ask someone to move for something like £300,000 a week it is just crazy.'

I take it you changed your mind then Gael :)

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday July 5 2011
Time: 6:07AM


Things change. People change. Clubs change. Its more likely he's moving now because he wants to win trophies.
05/07/2011 07:47:00
People change - You're right, Gael went from caring about football to caring about money. According to his own words at least :)
05/07/2011 07:51:00
Maybe he just wanted to be at a club with a chance of challenging for the title?
05/07/2011 07:54:00
Only thing is Rocky he's not earning anywhere near the type of ridiculous money he's talking about above, according to the most sensationalist of sensationalists the S*n he signed a contract worth £65,000 a week, still high but comparably very low. If true it kind of makes your argument fall flat on it's face.
05/07/2011 07:57:00
There's no way anyone can know how much he's on! Anyway, I'm just poking a little fun .... and pointing out that it does well for footballers to shut up and not comment on other teams.
05/07/2011 07:58:00
05/07/2011 08:14:00
"that it does well for footballers to shut up and not comment on other teams" Can't argue with that.
05/07/2011 08:25:00
In honesty I'd say Gael didn't really move for the money, he's a player I always liked, seems like a really nice guy, I can't wish him well because he plays for City, but I wish him good health and happiness when he leaves you. lol
05/07/2011 08:59:00
I wonder if Bluedub and SBSS can tell why Mancini and all the Citeh resources can't seem to be able to hold down Tevez. The man is angling for a move; again.
05/07/2011 12:19:00
He never stopped angling for a move Naja. Your guess is as good as mine, he's either being genuine and it's about doing what's best for his family, or which I suspect, himself and his agent are trying to get one last massive pay day from another European club before he *****s off back to Argentina.
05/07/2011 12:37:00
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