john68 wrote:As we have changed from Manchester City 'FOOTBALL CLUB' to the City Football Group and our tentacles . have now reached globally into almost every continent, I am beginning to wonder who or what I am now supporting.
I have little or no interest in New York, Melbourne or any of the other clubs that I am supposed to have some form of kinship with.
I feel the same about some of our more recent signings. Are we buying young talent in order to ensure we have the next generation towear the City shirt with pride in our 1st team at the Etihad or merely buying up talent as a money making project?
Lots of talented kids coming in, immediately sent out on loan to increase their saleable value, who were never bought to play for us, who we will never see and who who are simply sold on at a profit for our owners?
I think you've summed up my own thoughts quite succinctly John.
In fact, at times, it feels as though we're conducting some sort of 19th century empire building project, collecting 'colonies' - in the form of other football clubs - wherever they can be found all over the world.
It even feels almost surrealistic, almost unreal and slightly disquieting at the same time, even though it's been already mentioned that it's been forced upon us by attitudes and activities abroad.
The worst part though is that we are also a 'colony' ourselves; the possession and tool of a greater financial power located in Abu Dhabi and, to this extent, our future is not in our own hands, but in the plans and whims of those hands far beyond these shores.