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Time To Give Over About Robinho Chelsea

Time To Give Over About Robinho Chelsea

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Whether or not there is any substance in The Independent running a story this morning that Chelsea are still intent on signing the brilliant Robson de Souza, better known and dreaded by defenders as Robinho, remains to be seen.

What grates above all else though, is the assumption and declaration that City fans have 'yet to be convinced' about Robinho. Stunning nonsense.

The lad is absolutely adored in Manchester and having scored 7 goals in 11 League and Cup appearances and setting himself an ambitious 30 goal target for the season in the process, has already answered the experts who said he would struggle in English Football.

The article concerned cites all sorts of agent wrangling, figures and suggestions but carries no quotes.

Astonishingly, the 'what iffing' even goes as far as to suggest that Chelsea might offer Nicolas Anelka who has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge in part exchange.

- Apparantly, Anelka has 'failed to convince' as well. Good grief.

I sincerely hope that this copy that will no doubt be churned out in turn by other sources is nothing more than the usual tired paper talk that we've come to expect from 'The Street of Shame,'* but you never know...

...if somebody at Chelsea has made the decision to feed this story to the press, then it certainly sends out a signal that their hierarchy were deeply rattled by Manchester City's signing of one of the world's finest players.

Not only that, it would also underline an astonishing arrogance that they are used to getting what they want in the end. I suggest that His Highness Sheikh Mansour and his cool for cats advisers will have other ideas.

Meanwhile, Mark Hughes enthused after Robinho's superb strike against FC Twente in the UEFA Cup:

'We had some great opportunities, and Robinho could have had a hat-trick. But we were grateful for the strike for the second goal. He has fantastic ability to manoeuvre the ball in those tight areas.

'He is one of the best players I have seen in that position to be able to manipulate the ball and create things inside the box.

'Because of his ability, players know they cannot dive in on him in those areas - because he can deflect the ball from them in an instant. Robbie's one of the best players I've seen.'


*'The Street of Shame' copyright Private Eye



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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Friday November 7 2008
Time: 1:46AM

Comments

0
hm so r u angry or afraid? Any how we didn't know about that interesting & quite predictable as usual.This Medias are asshole always put stupid things.Though will be happy to see that happen.Will be interesting to see how he reacts if u play only UEFA CUP next season.
Saimon_blues
07/11/2008 04:55:00
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When you got SWP from us...we needed money........now we dont.......so we will hold on to our best players.......anyway Rob is happy where he is...........so just keep watching him...and weep
lincolnblue
07/11/2008 08:22:00
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weep - laugh at all those empty seats last night and that comical defending more like!
merlin
07/11/2008 08:43:00
0
It must be like an episode of Bullseye for them! ".............. and here's what you could have won!" LOL!
oliverblue
07/11/2008 09:00:00
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Just cos City are now the best team around! We're gonna finish higher than you lot! And yes Robinho is the best player in the world at the moment, better than ronaldo or gerrard or lampard. He's the best midfielder in the premiership easily! He knew all along that he was signing for the blue mancunians...
LifeLongBlue
07/11/2008 09:17:00
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Salmon blue, Most City don't ecpect to be in the top 4 at the end of the season. Merlin there must be no recession where you are, sometimes it is cheaper to watch it on the box. As for lifelongblue, of course you are going to finish higher than us this season, so enjoy this season because next season will be harder and can you afford Robinho, I heard that Chelsea would have to sell someone before they could buy.
Buzz Lightyear
07/11/2008 10:44:00
0
every time he scores ..they probably cringe a little lol
ArabianKnight
07/11/2008 11:41:00
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empty seats were disheartening ... i hope it was a case of credit crunch and not fans losing faith...
ArabianKnight
07/11/2008 11:43:00
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City to their credit tried to get as many Blues as possible there last night with a terrific offer but it just wasn't to be. spurs only pulled in 16,000 and AC Milan 10,000. Maybe Chelsea is a Credit Crunch free zone.
Johnny Baguette
07/11/2008 12:00:00
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Saimon, the bloke is absolute class. Not a big fan of sports hacks in general and some of the stirring does my box in. I hope it isn't the case that Chelsea are still after The Robster because we need this league livening up with more competition. Conducting a Taggart style campaign through the media to lure his advisers has got Chief Executive written all over it.
Johnny Baguette
07/11/2008 12:06:00
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