• Welcome to the ShrimperZone forums.
    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which only gives you limited access.

    Existing Users:.
    Please log-in using your existing username and password. If you have any problems, please see below.

    New Users:
    Join our free community now and gain access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free. Click here to join.

    Fans from other clubs
    We welcome and appreciate supporters from other clubs who wish to engage in sensible discussion. Please feel free to join as above but understand that this is a moderated site and those who cannot play nicely will be quickly removed.

    Assistance Required
    For help with the registration process or accessing your account, please send a note using the Contact us link in the footer, please include your account name. We can then provide you with a new password and verification to get you on the site.

Man City Ask To Break Simple Rules


Life President
May 29, 2005
Just what is it with Premier League clubs having a very limited understanding of just how transfer windows work? If it isn't Portsmouth asking for permission to sell players just because they're skint, it's Man City begging to sign a 'keeper.

Due to some remarkable oversight, when Shay Given dislocated his shoulder diving to his left, Gunnar Nielsen became the first Faroan to play in the Premier League and the only fit, senior goalkeeper at the club.

Joe Hart is busy tearing up trees at Birmingham, unable to be recalled, and Stuart Taylor is still recovering from knee surgery following a particularly nasty injury sustained earlier on in the season. Whereas the Football League clubs are allowed to organise so-called "emergency loans" up until March, clubs in the Premier League are thought to be so well managed that a situation like this would never occur.

Regular clubs, those seemingly with executives possessing the ability to read, would go about their business knowing such a situation is resolved quite easily by promoting a youth goalkeeper to "bench warmer" in the hugely unlikely event that yet another goalkeeper picks up an injury. Few clubs would probably have a problem with City signing a temporary, senior stalwart to warm the bench while Nielsen dons the number one shirt, although I highly doubt this is the clubs intention.

With vital games coming up in their quest for fourth, not least the decisive game against Tottenham, City can ill afford to rely on a completely inexperienced goalkeeper... Especially taking into consideration the defensive short fallings the team have suffered despite an investment exceeding £50m.