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Man City’s Garry Cook’s Email To Anthonia Onuoha Was Sent From His iPad: Do They Work In South Africa?

CAN Garry Cook hang on to his job as Manchester City’s £1.8 million Chief Executive? Haven’t Man City got a spare CE in a storeroom on £1.6m a year they can call upon while Cook nurses an injury. Given the trend of City to buy anything Arsenal, has anyone seen David Dein?

You can read the story of why Cook is in hot water here. But the nuts of it are that 11 months ago an email was sent from his email address account at City to Nedum Onuoha’s cancer-suffering mother which made light of her illness. It was addressed to Cook’s colleague Brian Marwood.

Dr Anthonia Onuoha wrote to City’s football administrator, Brian Marwood. She said her body was “ravaged with cancer and ongoing chemotherapy” but she was still sharp of mind.

Two weeks later she, reportedly, received this:

“Brian. Ravaged with it!!……I don’t now how you sleep at night. You used to be such a nice man when I worked with you at nike.”

That message was signed “G”.

City release a statement:

“Following allegations made to the football club by Dr Anthonia Onuoha, subsequently reported in today’s media, the club can confirm that a board-led review has been launched into the matter.”

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Posted: 6th, September 2011 | In: Sports | Comments (6)


When Samir Nasri Met Gary Cook Things Turned Ugly

SAMIR Nasri is at Manchester City. He’s in the stadium meeting another former Arsenal player on City’s book (there are now six – four current players and scouting Brian Marwood), Patrick Vieira. He then meets Gary Cook, City’s CEO. Cook is 53 years young. He shakes Nasri’s hand, as a gentleman might, and then does a kjnd of twist and palms the Frenchman. Is this an attempt to cement a relationship that is not just about money and business?

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Posted: 25th, August 2011 | In: Sports | Comment