Archive for November 2007

City Launch Thai-language Website

November 14, 2007

Amidst the flurry of new club linkages and commercial deals being announced this week by Manchester City comes the launch of a Thai-lanugage version of the club website.

One guess as to whose image is front and center on the home page.

Sven Deployed to Develop Asian Market

November 9, 2007

At the personal request of Thaksin Shinawatra, City boss Sven Goran Eriksson will use the international break to fly to Asia on a tour to promote the club and announce several new commerical deals. Sven and the Chinese international Sun Jihai will travel to Shanghai and Bangkok.

Sven and the club stress that this is about promoting the club, not boosting Thaksin’s political fortunes. It’s questionable at this point whether you can really separate the two, but I take some satisfaction in seeing that the club at least finds it necessary to make that distinction.