"It's All Getting Messy"

 

Via the telephones and other communication lines, this somehow translated into: 'Get Messi.' An offer was made for Lionel Messi of about £30 million. Needless to say, it was rejected.

(Source: ESPN Soccernet, City accidentally bid for Messi)

 

2008-09 seems to be when it all turned around at Manchester City.

Messi or not, they seemed to get their communication issues in order and began building from the inside out.