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Not only is Lionel Messi the world’s greatest footballer, he’s minted

France Football have released their annual rich list, and perhaps not surprisingly Lionel Messi tops the list based on annual earnings from wages and sponsorship deals…

Real Madrid want £17m from Ronaldo for turning down move from Man Utd

From Real Madrid are reportedly set to demand £17m in compensation from Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese forward refused to demand a transfer from Manchester United. Ronaldo’s announcement last week that he would be remaining at Old Trafford heaped embarrassment on the Spanish giants and their president Ramon Calderon following their summer-long pursuit of […]

If Ronaldo is the new acid-rain, does that make the City board the new Ronaldo?

If like me is a staple part of your football diet, you’ll probably read John Nicholson’s column on a regular basis. His latest rant (let’s be honest, they’re usually rants) reminded me an awful lot of certain events going on in our little corner of the football world. This part in particular made me […]

Week in Review: Featuring Ronaldo/Manchester United, 2008/09 fixtures, QPR/Blackpool, Southampton, Euro 2008, and more…

We haven’t had a weekly round-up for a little while, so here’s what’s been going on at City ‘Til I Die this week: Monday 16th June 2008: Thomas Rooney gave his take on the Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid affair, and we had a quick peek at the coming season’s fixtures. Tuesday 17th June 2008: […]

Ronaldo – unless you are coming to Carrow Road, stay at Manchester United

by Thomas Rooney Every summer there is an annoying transfer saga that just won’t go away. This summer (other than Hoolahan to City) it has been Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. There have been constant rumours surrounding the future of the Portuguese winger – he has apparently said he wants to […]

10 things we can look forward to between now and the start of the season

I haven’t done a Top 10 for quite a while, so here’s a quick list of ten things that’ll probably happen between now and when the season starts in August… – City to continue missing out on players who look for all the world to be our targets, only to be told “we didn’t want […]

Is Manchester United’s Ronaldo the best player in the world? Watch this and make your own mind up…

This YouTube video has all 42 of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals from the 2007/2008 season… [youtube=] …I’d still rather have Jamie Cureton, wouldn’t you?

Who has the biggest salary in world football?

The Portugese website has published their latest financial analysis of footballer’s wages and salaries in Europe for 2007/08. Not surprisingly players from English clubs make 7 of the top 10, and when you factor in advertising/endorsement deals, then it’s 6 out of the top 10. According to the report, the top 10 earners in […]