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Why The Hell Did City Buy Robinho?

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In the summer of 2008, Manchester City paid £32.5million for Brazilian ace, Robinho, but why?

Perhaps the following video might answer a few questions.

Chelsea fans should get their tissues out, watch and then weep!

Do you have an opinion. If you do then please leave a message in the comments section directly below this article, or perhaps visit our City Chat forum.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 7 2009

Time: 7:55PM

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Robinho is a delight to watch and works hard even when things arnt going his way. He is the reason young boys and girls will grow up supporting Manchester City.
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07/02/2009 20:15:00

Yes but where was he today?
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07/02/2009 20:18:00

He was on the pitch playing football. He wasn't on fire no, but can you really expect him to be amazing in every single game? Like I said, he works hard even when things arnt going his way and he can hold his head up high even after an off day because he moves defenders out of position to double mark him and when he is given space, he will punish opposition. To be honest, I have nothing bad to say about him. He is the beginning of a new era at City, the first of the stars that will light up the sky blue sky.
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07/02/2009 21:12:00

I wouldnt care if he was in Brazil with Ronaldo and three transvestites after watching that video of him! When was the last time we had compilations of amazing football to upload on the internet!?
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07/02/2009 21:13:00

Poetry in motion and makes football worth watching was his day off.
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07/02/2009 22:08:00

They bought Robinho so you as so called Jounos can write sensational articles like this to boost you website visits. The amazing thing is that you have become editor when you hijacked the site when Phil and me were already here and we know more about City than you have forgotten and could make this a great CREDIBLE site - unlike the mainly dross that it has become.
Gavin Cooper
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07/02/2009 22:50:00

he had a bad day today and im sure he will be the first to admit love to see robhino wityh us in ten years time.......prove all the naysayers wrong.
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07/02/2009 23:26:00

Because he's brilliant!!!! When was the last time a City player got into double figures in the premier league? Bring back Jo!
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08/02/2009 00:14:00

Have always been a huge fan of Rob's, have to admit that even when he has a fairly quiet one (still could have had two goals today!) his work rate is quite phenomenal for a forward. Don't think I've seen a forward do so much to close opponents down or track back since Goater and (Bellamy looks to be the same in this respect). Think the press often overlook Rob's overall contribution to the team which is why some fans get on his back.
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08/02/2009 09:01:00

GC. A touch of bitternness there and whilst you were here although your knowledge of City may be greater than the Editor, his drive and enthusiasm and input into the various topics, to spread the word regarding the site, to get City fans to discuss any City matter no matter how trivial or sensational, but dross never.Phil is still here and his contributions to the site have been excellent and I hope that will continue for a long time.
Buzz Lightyear
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08/02/2009 09:44:00

As to the subject of the article, team that play us surround Robinho in an attempt to prevent him from scoring, we see that as Robinho having a bad game, but he is so heavily marked sometimes it is not possible for him to play his best football.
Buzz Lightyear
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08/02/2009 09:54:00

brilliant video and its about time to see a compilation of all his skills wearing only the blue number 10 shirt. Long may he stay and hopefully 1 day he will become worlds best with us.
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08/02/2009 12:11:00

Trouble is when Robinho has an off game, its probably in real terms an above average performance, we have come to expect higher things from Robbi and are disappointed when he does not produce that bit of magic, but no matter what he is still fun to watch each week.
Buzz Lightyear
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08/02/2009 12:56:00

Its a pleasure to have such a world class player at city. The problem is world class players play for world class teams. So robi cant be expected to carry city every week and imagine how much better he would perform with villa, kaka, eto, and other top stars with him. His work rate is good too and he isnt arrogant on the pitch either. Where would city be without his 12 goals this year? "hail robinho!" Bring back jo!
enzo city
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08/02/2009 13:08:00

Football has the potential to bring magic into our lives. That's what you can get with Robinho in the team.
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08/02/2009 21:42:00

The bulk of that video is against Portsmouth when he had a great game. Where was he when we needed some inspiration against 10 men of Stoke? Great player on his day, and I hope it all works out, I just hope he does it a bit more often for his 32 million price tag. I'm a City fan but I know where I'd rather be in the league right now. Don't think Chelsea fans will be too bothered.
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