Transfer Talk
Transfer Talk
Jan 20, 2019
The rise of Man City: Why the takeover hinged on Robinho, holding talks with John Terry and the pursuit of Jose Mourinho
41 min
Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to talk through the rise of the club. Cook discusses the early financial troubles during his tenure and the arrival of multi-billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour. Cook reveals all the details behind City’s mega signings, from Robinho to Yaya Toure, and what happened during talks with John Terry. He also explains how they looked at bringing in Jose Mourinho to the Etihad and why Pep Guardiola was always in their sights.
Blood Red: The Liverpool FC Podcast
Blood Red: The Liverpool FC Podcast
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Poetry in Motion: Curtis takes the Trent route as Schuurs impresses on audition and fans get set for Anfield return
Joint top of the Premier League and qualification to the Champions League last 16 signed, sealed and delivered – and all against the backdrop of a genuine injury crisis that sees nine first-team players currently sidelined. Little wonder, then, that the latest Poetry in Motion podcast, hosted as ever by Neil Fitzmaurice and featuring regular guests Dan Kay and Joe Rimmer, kicks off with a tribute to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side. The controversial draw at Brighton last weekend may have prevented the defending champions going clear at the summit of the Premier League, but spirits were lifted by the hard-fought and immensely enjoyable Champions League win over Ajax. Like most of our podcasts this week – and we make no excuse for this – Fitzy, Dan and Joe wax lyrical about Curtis Jones, applaud the character shown by Neco Williams, and wonder whether Caoimhin Kelleher should not only keep his place against Wolves this weekend, but actually be now considered Alisson’s number two. The aforementioned injury crisis is giving the likes of Kelleher, Williams and Jones more of a chance but the Reds do still look light at centre-back – despite the remarkable form of Fabinho – and Fitzy looks at some of the defenders who could be on Klopp’s radar next month and in particular Ajax youngster Perr Schuurs, who impressed at Anfield on Tuesday night. Speaking of Anfield, Liverpool will be able to welcome back 2,000 supporters for Sunday’s visit of Wolves, but Dan explains why, despite being a season-ticket holder, he decided against putting his name down for a ticket in the ballot, which leads into a discussion about what is, along with the lack of full or even half-full grounds at the moment, rubbish about football at the moment. Enjoy. Watch and subscribe to our Blood Red videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloodRedLiverpoolFC Join our Blood Red podcast group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1656599847979758/ Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/liverpool-fc The Liverpool Echo sends a twice-daily Liverpool FC bulletin out via email with the all latest news, views and analysis from Anfield. Sign up for this service here: https://communicatoremail.com/F/QvfUCndgGDRHFbKqw0Z7Ip/ Download our Liverpool FC app for free: Apple – https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/lfc-echo/id1255495425 Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mirror.liverpoolfc
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