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Eastlandsenders: Robinho Runs Away?

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Guess what? It's Robinho's birthday on Sunday.

Regardless of that fact, It has been confirmed, according to the MUEN that our £32 million man Robinho has mysteriously left the squad's training camp in Tenerife.

Nobody at City can confirm where he is but Vital MC are on to the airport staff in the Canary Islands trying to find out if there is any truth in the rumour that he thought he'd go home to Brazil for his birthday party...

...You couldn't make it up, we are all going to hell in a handcart and I'll gladly pull the lever myself, etc.

But on a more seriousness note, there is never any smoke without a fire and here we are again presented with a question Mark.

Is Hughes struggling to cope with managing City's Brazilian players let alone other stars? This lends weight to the theory that he fell out with senior squad members such as Hamman and Ball and subsequently is bringing in mates like Bellamy to redress the dressing room imbalance. Should he break the bank to bring in Santa Cruz then that line of thought would be underlined.

All this is a footballing conspiracy theorists dream, but if City's hierarchy do not arrest this particular soap opera rumour situation rapidly then Mark Hughes future as City manager will come under heightened scrutiny.

As for Robinho, he will be viewed as utterly unprofessional should his walk out be confirmed as a result of a row.

More as we get it. Stay tuned if you dare!


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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 20 2009

Time: 9:02AM

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I've been saying for a long time , to anyone who will listen, that Hughes cannot "manmanage" , we will never go forward while he is the manager.
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20/01/2009 09:09:00

This really does put Hughes under the spotlight. One bloke I'm working with just said imagine Bellamy wandering around the dressing room "enforcing." He is Wales' skipper.....
Johnny Baguette
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20/01/2009 09:12:00

If this is true about Robinho, then it is an absolute disgrace. From a footballing perpective I hope there is a simple explanation and If so City need to address this ASAP. you reallly cant have players storming out of a club and dictating what goes on, this is the height of unproffessionalism. next thing is you will be buying Craig Bellamy... But I guess if its good for him.. its certainly good for the Brazilian..
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20/01/2009 09:14:00

On a serous note, I have always thought that Hugheswas on a hiding to nothing and would be gone at the end of the season at the latest. I simply dont think he is a big enough name or character for the club at this time, although I think he was an excellent choice for the job, pre mega money. In many ways Sven would have been far better suited to the Job today, than the man who took his job.
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20/01/2009 09:17:00

Robinho has always came across like he thinks he's bigger than the club. Screw him. He's under contract so he can rott for all i care.
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20/01/2009 09:20:00

Robinho, well we were warned about him but needed a quick signing. 4 months and already going AWOL to go to a party. He has spat in all our faces with this at a time when we needed to see some professionalism, loyalty and strength after the Kaka disappointment. We are at a critical time in the season when we need a big push and everyone pulling in the same direction and he does this. Unfortunately, we need to buy his replacement now. Let him rot in the reserves as we can afford it. No transfer to Chelsea etc, we should destroy his career just as Villareal dropped Riquelme for a season. Let it be a lesson to the rest. Only way back is if he begs publicly for forgiveness of the fans and Club. Argentinians never do this it is always Brazilians who are utterly unprofessional. Need to get rid of the rest of them as they cannot be relied upon. Prob lucky break not having one more. Maybe RMadrid were correct about him when they said he turned up to training drunk and was so unprofessional he just liked partying and women. Yes I think Hughes is inadequate as a manager but I do not see any reason to let this brat rule the roost. Had enough of this!
City Girl
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20/01/2009 09:21:00

Fancy swapping him for Drogba ? I'm sure we'd throw in Cudicini plus £10mil as well.... C'mon boys, you know it makes sense...
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20/01/2009 09:51:00

No no City Girl there is no place for modern slavery.LOL
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20/01/2009 09:53:00

GPL1905 good point.Drogba+ Cudicini + cash= Robinho.I am sure Scolari can take a good care of him just as like Mourinho was able to take care of Drogba.
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20/01/2009 09:54:00

FFS......this is all we need now......
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20/01/2009 10:13:00

Haha! from "We got Robinho" to "Screw him" guys are funny..The little t.w.a.t runs away and Hughes is the man to blame?! guys are funny...
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20/01/2009 10:47:00

Salmonblues: Me a slave driver I am a sweetie. I think we should get Bellamy to show him his new golf swing over and over again. I know a grand plan! A one way ticket to Abu Dhabi to meet the man who is paying him 150k a week after tax to swan off to party in Brazil mid season. He can explain his actions in a nice little seat he will have prepared for him in chop chop square. He'll be that sorry he will be in bits. Am I upset, oh marginally!
City Girl
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20/01/2009 10:57:00

its wrong to stereo type all brazilians.Wasnt maradona a drug cheat? isnt robinho citys top scorer? No fuss was made when hamman and ball refused to come on as subs against. Both incidents aren wrong. Robinho should be punished when the facts become clear. Such behaviour should not be tolerated. We are not in the situation were we have to sell anyone, anymore, robinho will stick sround for next year when city can serious and get mourinho.
enzo city
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20/01/2009 11:22:00

Executive chairman Garry Cook told the BBC: "I do know Robinho is not at the training centre in Tenerife. If he has left the training ground it is a breach of club discipline. I am waiting for a full debrief."
Johnny Baguette
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20/01/2009 11:30:00

City Girl I will take that.
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20/01/2009 12:22:00

I remember reading that Robinho was "promised" other big-name players at the club. It seems unlikely, but I've even read he was specifically promised Kaka. If that's even half-true, Robinho isn't willing to wait around at Man City for long. So there you see his true colours. He doesn't care about the club. He cares about money and about winning. You don't win the league with Bellamy.
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20/01/2009 12:27:00

Exactly enzo city, cant believe some are amking judgements without having all the facts first.
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20/01/2009 12:40:00

Why the media silence in the club and does not clarify the matter so as not to frequent rumors affecting the fans and the players frustrating
city 81
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20/01/2009 12:50:00

Garry is waiting "for a full debrief". Crikey, will Gaz let 'Bluesy' and co stand 'at ease' whilst said debriefing takes place? Good to see City being run with ruthless military precision at long last.
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20/01/2009 12:51:00

Robs web site saying he had asked for the time off last week to visit family in Brazil and that he is very happy at MCFC and fully expects to get the misunderstanding sorted and plans to be fully involved in the Newcatle game. Maybe true/maybe not.. but as a blue i am takin any media talk with a pinch of salt as they all seem to be enjoying mixing and sticking the knife into us at mom.
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20/01/2009 14:30:00

You city lot need to stop this circus and get back to being the a football club this money is going to rot your soul. You’ve always been greatly supportive fans but just listening to you or reading your losing your way being blinded by money it will all end in tears
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20/01/2009 14:38:00

And destroy the game we all love these money figures are stupidly obscene theres no way it can work you have one of the best academy’s what’s going to happen to that and players like Richards and island
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20/01/2009 14:44:00

B6 KOMPANY, (adopting best Bond voice), "it's Ireland, Stephen Ireland". With an R and an E! But I completely agree with you regarding the academy and the only player I now want to see signing in the current window is Sturridge. There are (hopefully) others coming through (Weiss) but the bar will be raised higher as we achieve more and more success. A bonus to other clubs although the ones that do make it into the city first team should be a bit tasty!
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20/01/2009 15:00:00

Kennyclementstache. Thanks for the spelling correction will need to know how to spell Sturridge soon when he joins the Villa as he will be surplus to requirements to your superstar`s and will fit in nicely at VP with Martins all English army were doing it the proper way ......!
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20/01/2009 15:17:00

yes belfast blue exactly fans shouldnt be so ready to jump on their own players, as some in here were quick to do, waits for the facts first and have some faith
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20/01/2009 15:34:00

'Robinho Runs Away'? LOL thats a funny title! But on a serious note, How many times has he gone to Brazil on 'family matters'? Seems like everyone's afraid to say anything to the ALMIGHTY Robinho! Thats what happens when you bring such players to a small club. He already feels bigger than the club. And yes, you are currently a small club even with all that money.
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20/01/2009 17:45:00

That last post from a red-green supporter is really amusing! "..small club" with big money. Do I wish we were a "big" club - as we were when we relegated MU? No not like them now mired up to their necks in debt. It doesn't take an oracle to forecast the future rise of City and the consequent demise of that other team that has the cheek to use 'Manchester' in its name instead of 'Salford' or 'Stretford'
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20/01/2009 18:54:00

I think I will just wait for the book
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20/01/2009 19:17:00

Manchester united will be sold this year.
Johnny Baguette
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20/01/2009 19:29:00


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