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Bruces Anger at Manchester City Over Palacios


Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has been left livid at the way Manchester City have behaved over Wilson Palacios and his ultimate transfer to Spurs last week for 14 million.

The Latics boss claims that Palacios was ready to snub a move to London and sign a contract extension with Wigan, that is until City came in for talks with the player but without any intention of signing him.

Bruce says that City 'used` both Palacios and the Latics in their attempt to sign West Ham striker Craig Bellamy by reaching a 'gentlemans` agreement with Spurs who were also interested in signing Bellamy, if you like sa bit of a sting, a livid Bruce told reporters:

"They had no intention of signing Palacios. They used the boy as a weapon and used our club as a vehicle just to get Bellamy
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'I have to say Manchester City's behaviour was absolutely disgusting.

'If they had not come in a week last Friday and unsettled the boy, he would have signed a contract for us.

'The player would have signed. He was wobbling and wasn't sure about going to London.

'We had offered him a contract and he was on the verge of signing that contract. We even went as far as to have the papers drawn up.

'Then Manchester City ring him and it's a different ball game.

'It's a total joke. They took the piss out of us to be honest.

'They've shown a lack of respect for this football club and the player himself.'



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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 28 2009

Time: 7:14AM

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i feel he was going anyway, it was a good deal at the end
shomlife
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28/01/2009 07:21:00

Well said though Brucie, it needed saying
worbo
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28/01/2009 07:29:00

Would have had more impact if he'd said it at the time, we need to get wise quick (I know I sound like Harry from ******s)
yams
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28/01/2009 12:25:00

*****s is sp00ks btw (is there some automatic obscenity blocker and I'm not aware the name of the well known bbc programme is a bad word?! - I'll try it on Dowd tonight)
yams
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28/01/2009 12:30:00

WTF is Bruce on about? Sorry mate, but because we showed interest in a very good player, he turned his back on you? Sorry, this has got everyone laughing, and it ain't with you. Will you try and blame us when Valencia does one to Real Madrid? No offence, but Wigan are hardly one of the biggest draws for foreign players, and I bet Palacios couldn't wait to get his arse down to London. (and I suspect he'd have chosen spuds ahead of us before you have a go!)
fifthcolumnblue
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29/01/2009 18:22:00

WHAM came out and said they would never sell a players to Spuds, we pay over the odds for Bellamy, you get a good deal from Spuds, who is the team that got shafted, It wasn't Wigan. I think that Bruce is trying to take away the fact that Whelan is selling off your crown jewels everytime that Bruce finds one and lets blame City for this join in have a go.
Buzz Lightyear
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30/01/2009 14:21:00

 

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