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Inexcusable Adebayor

Unfortunate scenes have disrupted the ACN and this was Adebayor's take on it.

The interview itself is not annoying, but the arsenal shirt?

Elaborate?

This must be some sort of ridiculous stunt, but I for one am not best pleased.

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Date:Tuesday January 12 2010

Time: 9:02PM

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Maybe not the best of ideas but if he has got fond memories of Arsenal then maybe this his his way of being comforted in a time of great stress by wearing something familiar, a bit like a child has a favorite blanket/Teddy he/she hugs for reassurance
SIR TROYSTER
maybe Sir T is right, it maybe his lucky T shirt.
buzz lightyear
Waheeeey
shewore
We told you at the start of the season that by the end of it you'd be sick of the sight of Adebayor. Don't say you weren't warned. There was a REASON Arsenal DUMPED him you know and why Gooners couldn't wait to see the back of him. As well as being lazy, he's not right in the head.
julieloveshenry4ever
Inexcusable even, weird that cos all your forumites are desperately trying to pretend they aren't fussed. Only 6 months in and already headlines like this! Priceless :)
nikolaijns
Even if it is a comfort thing etc it can't be looked past. This is extremely poor and i'm seriously disappointed
Once a Blue
WTF? almost 40,000 Blues were shouting his name last night after that impeccably observed minute's silence. I always try to look to the good in someone in terrible circumstances and I am assuming he isn't thinking straight. I can't imagine Arsenal fans if they signed Tevez (for a never going to happen example) being unimpressed if he had an interview in a City shirt.
Johnny Baguette
Give the guy a break.. he's just been shot at. It's not like he's wearing a rag shirt or anything.
MCFC_Goatboy
I meant "impressed." Agreed Goat, but it ain't going to go down well with many of the faithful. Especially considering the bad blood that has slowly grown between City and Arsenal after recent results.
Johnny Baguette
Priceless, dont but the teddy thing, question on all MCFC fans lips is WTF was the Arsenal rag doing in his bag, surely when he packed the bag he had no idea what would happen.
TergeHauge
it's a shirt , guys, and after what he's been through does it matter if its an arse, shirt , a liverpoo, or chelski, as long as he's not injured, and comes back and does the business on the pitch for CITY, then does it matter what shirt he wears. give him a break ...FFS
cityman51
What you cant see in the interview is that he is Also wearing the limited edition Arsenal Valentines thong as modeled by Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith.
iceman10
A comfort thing lol, you're right Once a blue it is a really poor show and I'm glad you have the balls to admit it. The thing is with barndoor is that he's almost verging on the sociopathic when it comes to only thinking about himself, noone elses feelings are considered and he would be amazed if he knew any of you guys got upset over this, in the same way he just couldn't comprehend how hacked off we got when he was spouting about Milan/Beyonce. As far as he's concerned he's merely a rap star wearing the shirt of another crew, I guarantee that's how he views it.
nikolaijns
Stop Press. Former Arsenal employee still has soft spot for Arsenal. Get over it. Not bothered. Top four.
RobsonGreensleeves
Anyroad, Ade will have a job dislodging Benjani at the moment if he can maintain his form. I'll hold back however on accepting the Arsenal fans "I told you so's" until this season is out.
Johnny Baguette
Brilliant! Baaa baaaa!!!!
Zbam
nikolaijns,were you one of the babies who was saying adebayors actions,a slide for those of you who are un-aware,were disgraceful?? in case you forgot,he SCORED that day,CITY WON,the SCORE was 4-2. oh and your manager is pathetic for not shaking mark hughes' hand in the league cup game and arsenal as a club are pathetic for their total dis-intrest in bringing through young english,irish,scottish or welsh players. thanks for your time :)
mcfcirish
Not that sheep line again Zbam. Relentless. You have got to come up with something different.
Johnny Baguette
if i was a city fan, id never want him to play for us again. imagine if he was still a arsenal player and comes out to give interview in a tee of some other club, just shows that he doesent take yu as a club too seriously, but then who does :)
luckys_10
Still bad taste when his new club have acted the right way and allowed him more time away from football and he repays them by wearing a shirt from his former club who he left because he hated the eay they treated him!
GazJohnson
I think the main thing is that, yeah ok he's just been shot at and might not be thinking straight .... but he left Arsenal months ago, and packed his bag for the trip long before he was shot at ... why did he pack an Arsenal shirt?
Rocky7
Ade certainly wasn't wearing an arsenal shirt when he netted a goal and slid accoss the grass in triumph. Doesn't matter what he wears in his own time, with or without a life changing terrorist attack. Grow up you fricking muppets.
Eighthsin
Ah Johnny B, what can ya do lol. Its funny from a non Cit£h fan point of view, no? Baa??
Zbam
"as a club are pathetic for their total dis-intrest in bringing through young english,irish,scottish or welsh players." Yeah the Chinese Centre Mid Aaron Ramsey is just blocking young English talent. Same As Nigerian youth international Jack Wilshere and young Theo Walcott from Mozambique.
iceman10
He's not a City fan.. he's never claimed to be. It's not a clever thing to do but with some of the comments from you lot from other clubs is hilarious. The 'we told you so' crap.. I mean come on.. he's a wearing a t-shirt... oh no!!!!!! As long as he comes back fit and gets his mind right after what has happened I couldn't give a crap.
MCFC_Goatboy
oh three players iceman,brilliant.how many PL games have any of those three had? a few league cup apperances and the odd sub apperance in the league does not go a great deal towards helping any of the national fa's of the countries i mentioned.
mcfcirish
Erm no I wasn't mcfcirish but by all means get yourself worked up. Wenger didn't shake Hughes' hand because of all the totally pathetic abuse the grey tw*t was spouting out. Wengers' a terrible loser, everyone knows it and I don't personally want him to be a good one or get used to it too much. Gibbs, Cruise, Ramsey, Bartley, Murphy, Emmanuel- Thomas, Gilbert, Freeman, Shea, Randall, Eastmond, Simpson, Henderson, Hoyte, Watt. These are all home nations players, all currently coming through our set up and in the reserves or first team, and all with a damn sight better chance of getting ahead than the lads who will be stewing in your set up with very little chance of getting a game now. Thanks for your time :) (I'm just sorry sorry it was so badly wasted)
nikolaijns
Couldn't care less what he wears as long as he produces the goods for City on the pitch.
Bluedub
Hows Danny Sturridge doing down at yours mcfish?
iceman10
Except iceman that only Wilshere came through your youth set up... the other two were bought well after making there first team bows. The one player who does come through Wilshere has started 0 Premier League games... has he even come of the bench? Once at most. Where as our 28th player to make their premiership bow played on Monday... bit of a difference... but then again your famed youth setup and us only caring about buying says it all.
MCFC_Goatboy
ice - you on about the Sturridge who played when he was ever fit and asked for 70k a week and we told him to f off? I don't get your point.
MCFC_Goatboy
Doesn't matter what he wears?? Oh priceless!! Listen to this carefully in case your brain cells didn't pick it up the first time. YOUR PLAYER has been seen doing an official TV interview wearing a shirt bearing the crest of one of YOUR RIVALS. When have you EVER seen Frank Lampard wearing a ManU hoodie or Rooney wearing an Arsenal jacket? That's how much HE thinks of Citeh. Do you really think he cared that he scored that goal for your club? Dream on, all he could think of was the Arsenal fans. Bless, he's just a jilted lover.
julieloveshenry4ever
Julie - listen to this carefully in case your brain cells didn't pick it up the first time - I DON'T CARE. It's called an opinion. Obviously the Arsenal fans care more than the majority of City fans. It seems that because we batter you on the pitch every time we play you all have to come out the wood work anytime you can to have your digs because you're team isn't good enough to do the talking for you. It's sad really. But it's what I've come to expect.
MCFC_Goatboy
Mcfish said we werent trying to bring them through? Does it matter whether we bring them through our youth system or buy them and develop them ourselves? The list Niko posted just shows how misinformed many are.
iceman10
Misinformed??? He reeled off 15 names and in all there's probably 5 premiership starts between them. Playing the kids in a league cup you obviously care little about counts as bringing them through?
MCFC_Goatboy
Oh ok Goatboy I didnt realize you were party to Sturridges contract talks. The way Mcfish is going on I would have thought City would bent over backwards to keep a young British talent on their books.
iceman10
Julie are you of the belief that loyalty exists with players to their clubs? Those days are long gone i'm afraid, the only thing that matters is what happens on the pitch, no? The only loyalty in football is from the fans.
Bluedub
5 premiership starts and 1 more champions league start than your clubs entire history.
iceman10
ice - I don't have to be party to the talks when his agent comes out saying we're well below what he wants... we confirm we offered 40k a week and then he signs for Chelsea on 70k. We let one go because he was greedy and injury prone... there's no need to bend over backwards for a striker with a bad attitude when there's plenty more where he came from.
MCFC_Goatboy
oh so wenger cant take a bit of stick and language at a football match,he should as the FA to have every game involving arsenal played at the emirates,play no away games ever again,where its about as exciting as a funeral parlor. and god love the arsenal fans,are you over the horric slide ade did in front of you at eastlands? what a tortured little world arsenal fans live in,ade does a slide,wenger cant take teams getting physical,you havent won anything in five years,five not ******** fifty lads,jesus its a wonder you lot can sleep at night!
mcfcirish
Oh no.... one more champions league than in our entire history... you cut me to the bone. Well done... you support a club that have been successful for the last x amount of years. I support a club that have been ***** for 30. I best go support United or something. Idiot.
MCFC_Goatboy
"We confirmed" Would the "we" be serial Truth Teller Gary Cook?
iceman10
Well, in point of fact, the bloke saw people killed last week and that does put the shirt nonsense and bad blood debate here into absolute perspective, but viewed in isolation he wore an Arsenal top. Benefit of the doubt has to be considered in his situation. Maybe he wanted to say sorry to the Arsenal fans who threatened to leap past that steward to get at him?
Johnny Baguette
oh dear for once im lost for words
bluemooner_mcfc
BM mate.... it's all ***** stirring. The video is actually from 2007 when his father died apparently.
MCFC_Goatboy
Some of you will feign apathy and that's fine, that's what I did when I heard about his problems with Monaco and Togo, I convinced myself that he may have been right. Even when he was arrested for smacking his missus one I have to admit, I dismissed it as media nonsense and ignored it. The man is not right in the head and as much as you feign disinterest here, we all know your minds are beginning to wonder. This is just the start, prepare for worse. You have been warned.
Little Dutch
Goat, he refers to "playing for those people who died for us" mate.
Johnny Baguette
Fair enough... as I said earlier though... I don't care.
MCFC_Goatboy
heres a FACT: Richard Dunne was with us for 9 years,he grew up an everton fan and has an everton tattoo on his arm. did that stop him from being our player of the year several times???did it make any of us question his loyalty?
mcfcirish
There's no feigning about it Dutch... I'd say it's split down the middle... half of us are not happy bunnies... and half us don't care. Thanks for the warning though.
MCFC_Goatboy
To be honest I don't give a hoot what shirt he's wearing except when he turns up at CoMS and plays in Blue for City.
Tudor
tudor,maybe if coventry city come up next year maybe he'll sign for them :)
mcfcirish
Ha ha mcfcirish, my ribs are killing me (lol)
Tudor
Bloody hell, SSN have just showed an extended interview with him strolling up for the interview and he's only flippin wearing Arsenal trackies too!!! Unbelievable Jeff.
nikolaijns
Oh you lot live in cloud cuckoo land. Having a tatoo of the crest of your boyhood team is a darned sight different from wearing a shirt bearing a crest of your ex-club for AN OFFICIAL TV INTERVIEW while contracted to a different club in the same league. But following YOUR logic, I look forward to seeing photos of John Terry sauntering around the shops next week while wearing a Liverpool polo shirt. Or of Richard Dunn being interviewed on Football Focus next week while wearing a Citeh top. Don't talk daft. It'd never happen. What you wear watching the telly at home is one thing. What you wear IN PUBLIC for an interview is another. Most footballers might be as thick as two short planks but most of them would have the GUMPTION not to publicly disrespect their club. So next time he's back and he's doing warm-up, you'll be happy to see him dig out his old Arsenal trackie and prance about in that.
julieloveshenry4ever
nloody hell nikolaijns theres lots of gunners fans on here,your forums must be like your stadium,very very very very quite.
mcfcirish
So what, ade put on his scruffs to do a TV interview, no-one said he should dress up smart for a TV interview- he is in bereavement.
eighthsin
Get real. Inexcusable?! It's just a t-shirt. He probably picked up the closest thing he could find and put it. He's human. He probably hasn't done any washing! And who could blame him after everything he's gone through. It's not a stunt, it means absolutely nothing. The guy who wrote this post is an absolute cretin. There are more important things than what shirt he wears. Honestly, people baffle me.
Twosips
People using this as a stick to beat him with after he's just been through one of the most horrific life changing moments someone could possibly go through are just embarrassing.
Twosips
Where was the interview done? Maybe he is back home in togo or staying with a relative. If so maybe its just some old kit he had lying around from his arsenal days. Im not an international footballer, but I imagine it takes a fair bit of effort to keep your international wardrobes up to date.
tuscan3000
I don't really know what the problem is when Arsenal fans are saying that Adebayor is trouble and we at City are beginning to find out. The difference between our 2 clubs is that if this happens then we'll buy somebody else and he'll either be sold or out of the team. As things currently stand then I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt as I personally don't know what its like to come face-to-face with several AK-47's firing at me.
Kevinho
Has everyone forgot that the bus the idiots shot at mostly was the one with the luggage on by accident which was completed destroyed. They weren't exactly going to rummage around for left overs were they.
Lando78
Haha it's hilarious you're all acting like you don't care. If Fabgregas was wearing a Barca shirt, i'm sure you sillt *****s would be ripping into us yeh? But Cesc wouldn't because HE is loyal to his club and knows how to show respect to the people that raised him as a footballer and the people that pay him. Ade has no sense of that. Little Dutch is right, this is just a start. I hope you enjoy your 25mil mental patient ;)
FuiKaka
Oh, and too all you ManC fans trying to put it down to "maybe it was a comfort thing?: ...surely you must realise that's he's packed that shirt? He's taken it there before any of that all happened? Maybe he felt prouder wearing that in Africa, saying he played for a team that has actually won something in the past 10 years. Whilst giving us that "you haven't won anything in 5 years" crap ...we've won a damn sight more then you silly *****s.
FuiKaka
FuiK-YOU
eighthsin
Don't know what all the fuss is about - i live in Thailand but when i visit the UK i NEVER take any clothes - i have bloody loads over there (pre 2002) and just wear any old crap.
Thaibluefan
He's back in togo for the first time since he joined us,He has lots of his former clubs gear at his families home,His home is now in England where you will find his everyday clothes and his City gear SIMPLE!who cares if he throws some OLD!rags on especially after what they've been through GROW UP!.
moonbeam1968
c'omn he lost all his clothes in the incident and he is poorly paid so he cant afford new shirt or washing meachine! LOL
Gooner SA
I have lived in Africa on and off for 20 odd years. People wear football shirts not always because they follow the team but because they have acquired what is seen as a quality shirt. I know Adebayor is wealthy but old habits die hard I guess. It is a whole different culture and way of thinking. Rag fans here will wear a City shirt if I brought it back from the UK for them.
allan
what a cock. we should be posting this on all forums everywhere. Sky should get hold of this.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
I seriously don't see how the shooting incident is an excuse. How in the name of satan's portion does that necessitate that he puts an Arsenal tee shirt on? I know what he was was horrific, but seriously a) he packed that shirt with him and b) I've seen some pretty traumatic stuff in my time too and you're familiar with what it's like to suffer from trauma, you'll know it doesn't make you want to put another team's shirt on! That's an incredibly misguided, simplistic, straw clutching argument that shows zero understanding of human psychology. Trauma can change your behaviour but it does NOT induce you into a state whereby you want to wear a symbol of something you find offensive. Nobody goes to funerals dressed as Hitler. This is totally in line with the sort of behaviour you get from Adebayor, he's a complete basket case, he suffers acute episodes of paranoia and does not have the requisite faculties to think rationally about his actions. He does things that hurt people then he turns around and blames the people he was aggressive to. Seriously, I would wager he has a borderline personality. This is another example, he's not doing this as an intentional wind up to anyone, he simply doesn't think about his actions because he lives in his own little world.
Little Dutch
"The difference between our 2 clubs is that if this happens then we'll buy somebody else and he'll either be sold or out of the team." Kevinho, did you think about this before you wrote it down? Did I just have some daylight halucination along the lines of "Adebayor behaves like idiot, falls out with supporters and all of his team mates, Arsenal drop him and then sell him as soon as the summer window opened."
Little Dutch
lol I thought if u played for a club as rich as Citeh u would get ur team kit for free? Seems lack of funds must be the issue here. Is he being paid his wages? Do we have another Pompy on our hands??? Priceless!!!!
Mix26
I saw the interview and found it odd that he was wearing that Arsenal shirt, and until someone asks him about it, we can only speculate why he did. I have a friend who has worked as backroom staff for many clubs and international teams, and has a collection of shirts, tracksuits, shorts etc. wherever he has been, and many swopped shirts from opponents, which he treasures fondly, and rightly so. Maybe Ade picked up the first shirt he could find, because he has more on his mind than worrying about offending fans thousands of miles away, or maybe he thought he could buy back some affection from the Arsenal fans he has obviously *****ed off over the last couple of years? - He always bangs on about wanting to be loved, maybe this is his way of trying to bring some more love back into his life, when he has just been faced with hatred and death in a way most of us will never come anywhere near suffering in our cosseted lifetimes. My gut feeling is to give him a break, our petty rivalries whilst fun on a certain level are childish and stupid compared to the extreme violence perpetrated in other parts of the world. The beauty of football is it can transgress international boundaries, bringing people together, let's hope the African cup of Nations can help bring stability to the region in some way, and this tragedy hasn't just been a senseless waste of good people's lives.
It's Grim Oop North
Little Dutch. Who said he packed it? He is at his family home in Togo , I'm sure he still has got arsenal shirts left over. He probably has some hanging on the wall too. He played for arsenal so it's not like he is required to burn all reference to them. I'm not bothered what he wears, especially under the circumstances. The only time I care what he wears in on match day, running the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of you lot.
Eighthsin
Seriously, this is not worth it. The guy has been shot at and if you've ever been were the bullets have been flying, you would have a different opinion. I more disappointed in the City fans reaction than Ade's wardrobe choice
kippaxking
For reference eighthsin, Adebayor is an incredibly keen fashion hound, in fact, he's said he wants to be a designer when he retires. In an interview with the Arsenal magazine about eighteen months ago, he boasted about having over 100 hats and three entire wardrobes stuffed with clothes- it's his hobby. Are you seriously telling me the only thing he had lying around was an Arsenal training top? What about his Togo training top? This, as I said, is in line with all of his behaviour from the last few years, the guy simp,y does not have the ability to think about his actions and the consequences they have on anyone but himself. Like I said, this wasn't intentional, it wasn't an attempt at reaching out to Gooners nor a deliberate attempt to ***** you guys off. The guy simply doesn't think. It also reveals, just as his celebration in September did, that his primary motivation is Arsenal, he is more ficussed on his paranoia towards us than he is on his current team. Go on deluding yourself if you like, I don't blame you, I did when he was an Arsenal player. But the evidence will keep stacking up until you end up disliking him just as much as we do. I guarantee it.
Little Dutch
Quite right kippaxking, all this bickering is shameful, and shows no class on the behalf of those participating in it. If ade was to go shopping to replace the blood-stained, ripped up Togo national team kit he was wearing, and the kit in the bullet - ridden bus, it would have been seen to be in very bad taste, plus, where in Togo exactly do you get a City tracksuit and replica shirt? As Ade obviously has a load of Arsenal kit in Togo, his family home, why not get some clean clothes on? - better than the blood - stained stuff eh? If he had a choice he would be wearing the Togo kit, but of course that got a bit ruined in the tiresome firefight. We should remember his tears of grief, and respect his fellow countrymen who died and are injured, not slag him off for his dress sense.
It's Grim Oop North
So why was he pictured wearing a Togo tracksuit on his flight back to Lome, 48 hours after the shooting took place? As I said above, the guy is an absolute clothes hound and to suggest that an Arsenal tee was the only item of clothing he had in his house is delusional (particularly when you know a bit about the guy and his passion for fashion). All he had in his flat in Lome was a solitary Arsenal tee and one single pair of clean underpants and socks? You honestly believe that?
Little Dutch
Oh the mass deulsion on this sight is frightening. Ade has joined the right club alright up at Wastelands. A bunch of head-cases who think they can mix it with the Big Boys. Yeah right. All you've got is a bunch of rejects and nut-jobs. Self-respecting world-class players wouldn't touch you with a barge-pole because none of them have ever heard of tiny little Citeh. So you think are someone do ya? That would be why Robinho (remember those dumb chants of "We've got Robinho!) is dying to get out after just one year and why six-months in Adebayor clearly wishes he was back at a proper club again. Keep drinking the camel milk. It clearly has hallucinagenic properties.
julieloveshenry4ever
julieloveshenry4ever - and your team is....?
Tudor
julieloveshenry4ever Don't like to be the one to point this out, but I think you've got some foam around your mouth - just give it a quick wipe, soon be gone.
It's Grim Oop North
The only thing this incident confirms to me is the closet love that l'arse fans have for Manchester City. The warnings about Adebayor, the concern that the image of our club is somehow being tarnished, the fear that we have wasted our money. We are overwhelmed by your heartfelt expressions of concern on our behalf, we really are. Perhaps this will lead to some sort of rapprochment between the two sets of fans, allowing us to put aside the rancourous exchanges of your 4-2 defeat at CoMS? I sincerely hope so, love and hugs from Manchester City to all at l'arsenal.
fifthcolumnblue
P.S. Anyone notice the sole Man U poster (Tuscan3000) who has commented has talked 100% more sense than the entire bevy of l'arse fans who've crawled out of the woodwork?
fifthcolumnblue
I have to say to Arsenal fans... YOU WERE RIGHT!!!.... what a tit!!!!!.... even before he signed for us I had my doubts when we offered him a contract and then he said to the papers that he is going to wait a week to see if AC Milan come in for him (at least keep that to yourself mate!)... Adebayor is completely out of touch with reality.... AC MILAN - PLEASE BUY HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
antnee_mcfc
antnee - Not seen you before mate, why don't you come down to the forums and share your views with other VMC members (and a few voyeurs)?
fifthcolumnblue
fifthcolumnblue, that took some balls to try and turn that situation around! One of your players openly wears an Arsenal shirt on TV and you try and turn it around to "Arsenal fans love Man Citeh." Priceless. (Particularly considering you and your well 'ard mates quite amusing attempt to sabotage our forums last week). Fact is, there were no rancorous exhanges between City and Arsenal fans in September, nor were there when I went back again in December. Inside the ground at least, there don't seem to be any hard feelings between the two sets of fans whatsoever. The emotion is levied on one axis, our dislike for Adebayor and his paranoid fantasising about us.
Little Dutch
Well said Fifthcolumnblue. In this spirit of mutual understanding and co-operation between our clubs, I'd like to congratulate the Arsenal on the impending takeover of the club by American businessman Stan Kroenke. As we all know, only success and financial stability can come from a Yank running your club, I look forward to you gaining the same sort of success in recent times as other big clubs owned by our cousins across the pond, such as Manu, and Liverpool. This heady mix of Gallic and American influence will mould seamlessly into a force to be reckoned with, you only have to look at the similar ideologies at play in the recent gulf war, to know only good times await you Gooners!
It's Grim Oop North
You mean your dislike of Adebayor and your paranoid fantasising about him surely?
fifthcolumnblue
It's grim - seeing as the average arsenal fan has about the same appreciation of irony as most yanks (no, irony is not what you do to get creases out of your clothing BTW!) I should think it will be a marriage made in heaven.
fifthcolumnblue
Apoogies to any US visitors for comparing you to arsenal fans!
fifthcolumnblue
Now Citeh fans chiding us about their predictions for our ownership model? Wow.
Little Dutch
Its Grim Oop North, there is no impending takeover of Arsenal by Stan Kroenke in the forseeable future. Kroenke is not Sheikh Mansour and does'nt have the equity to buy Arsenal outright unless he sells one of his prime sport franchise's in the US. The Arsenal board will veto any resolution which involves buying the club with debt, so chances are the takeover wont happen anytime soon.
deltaforce
Do they serve Camel's milk at the Emirates Stadium BTW? I'd love to try some. Can you imagine tripping on that bounty from the ship of the desert, whilst watching a thrilling Soccer match-up, with all those lovely cheerleaders to keep us entertained? Yeeeehaaaa!
It's Grim Oop North
fifthcolumnblue, you wont find any Arsenal player doing what Adebayor did. Your team is quickly assembled at huge cost. The casualty is such cases is - team spirit, bonding and togetherness. Barring Ireland and a few others, all your players are just expensive merceneries. Call us deluded all you want. It does'nt change the truth.
deltaforce
soccer? cheerleaders? yeeehaaaa? That north that you refer to being so grim - is it Alaska?
nikolaijns
He should have worn underpants on his head,that way he could have disguised himself as a superZERO!
Mix26
The irony of l'arse fans being so much more bothered that 95% of City fans over this issue is entirely lost on them clearly. Don't forget Grim, the takeover by Kroenke IS far from certain - Usmanov has been buying shares hand over fist too, so far from the Yanks owning the club, they could have Borat for a chairman!
fifthcolumnblue
Let antnee have his say too filthy, boy speaks sense, don't try to shepherd him embarrassedly into the forum.
nikolaijns
antnee is thus far a one-post wonder I'd just like to know whether he's a genuine City fan and not an Arsenal sign up (oh what Jolly japes you vital anarchy members get up to) coming on to try and further your argument that we're all in a tiz over this subject. Got all the creases out of your trousers yet? Try some steam mate.
fifthcolumnblue
Hmm, I do seem to have got under the skin of some of these Gooners regarding the uncertainty of the future of their ownership. I must apologise, my wry sense of humour has been mistaken for sincerity. I truly do admire your little club, the way you keep on churning out well rounded players, just for them to be bought out by more ambitious clubs is laudable. Long may this tradition continue. The Arsenal have long had the nickname "The Bank of England Club", and I hope they continue to be as successful and loved as our very own Banking system in recent times.
It's Grim Oop North
Arsenal fans didn't want him, don't like him, and yet are happy what he's wearing. No sense.
BlueWolfie
This is bonkers. Has anyone actually listened to the interview. I think what he has said about what he and his team mates have been through is just ever so slightly more important than what he was wearing. Reading through some of the comments I'm half expecting the Eastenders theme tune to start playing. Newsflash: what happens on the pitch is what matters in football, if you want to debate what someone should wear go talk to Gok Wan or Trinny and the other battle axe FFS!
Bluedub
Er, would it be weird to admit I quite like the Sturdy one, not the posh bird? It does get a bit nippy up here in Alaska, Greater Manchester, reckon she'd warm me up nicely, the other one's a bit of a stick insect for my tastes.
It's Grim Oop North
IGON you crack me up. Funny that a Citeh fan would call Arsenal little and believe in one's "wry sense of humour" at the same time. I guess being the massive club that you are, you are entitled to your opinions. Your trophy cabinet does'nt lie after all.
deltaforce
Grim - has to be the stick for me every time mate, have seen her scantily clad and can see why she used to be a model. PS - It's snowing in Greate Alaska again.
fifthcolumnblue
You're right bluedub, it is bonkers and obviously not what matters I'm glad you have posted more or less the same on the 5 page thread you have on your forum, yes 5 pages of people not caring.
nikolaijns
Was it Mourinho that labelled Wenger a voyeur? Seems to have trickled down to their fans as well. Snow's not settling fortunately, just hope it doesn't freee up later or it will be chaos on the roads. Wher's Governor Palin when you need her eh?
fifthcolumnblue
delta - didn't realise I was only supposed to support a team that have won trophies. How come you're not a rag or Liverpool fan? Our trophy cabinet is pretty bare.. we've been crap for 30 years... so what? As for the 5 page thread comment nik... we have 5 page threads discussing Mark Lawrenson predictions... do you think we care about that either? We're bound to talk about this... half the people here and in the thread don't care.. half do. I thought this was a place to discuss things to do with my club but obviously I was wrong.. I'll go start a blog. Idiot. What I find funny is the fact that all you Arsenal fans who can't get their digs in when we play... because you get battered every time.. have to crawl out the wood work when something like this comes along. Go throw some chairs and sing some racist songs... at least then you only luck like idiots and not bitter idiots.
MCFC_Goatboy
Fifthcolumnblue, could you translate Voyeur into American for me? Obviously all Arsenal fans will be au fait with the term, due to being exposed regularly to all things French, such as Cheese, and Surrender Monkeys, but those of us born north of Watford Gap probably won't know what it means. Ah well, c'est la vie.
It's Grim Oop North
Wow, this is cracking fun. A couple of Citeh fans c celebrating "irony" and "wry sense of humour" whilst then calling Arsenal "little" and then deriding us for nat having an English owner. Which of our clubs has a big banner directly opposite the director's box fellating their owner, "Manchester City Thanks you Sheikh Mansour." The funny thing is, that right next to it you have translated that bit of shameless ring licking into Arabic. The you're trying very hard to mock the fact that Arsenal have an American on their board of directors? Wow, just wow. Don't worry, next time Vieira gives an interview to the official Citeh website, he'll be wearing a fetching Arsenal hoodie.
Little Dutch
You have 5 page threads discussing Lawrenson predictions? That's tragic Goat lol. You want the irony you have been banging on about? OK try this for size in the very next post after you've ridiculously accused the most multi cultural support going of racism one of your own displays the kind of tired rampant red topesque xenophobia that makes you look (not luck) spectacularly idiotic! doh :)
nikolaijns
Thats a fair ish point Dutch but when this season finishes for you (no 6 by the way without any silverware) and wenger, fabregas, van persie, arshavin et al all **** off to spain, I'll send you a photo from Wembley.... in fact, i'll post a photo every year on this site if you like for every trophy we'll win.... you'l be one of those sad old ********s reminiscing on the "good old days" just like Tottenhan fans
antnee_mcfc
Small Hollandaise, you're missing the Big Picture. By mocking the Yanks, we're also commenting on the parlous financial state of our near rivals Manchester United and Liverpool. This is an example of killing several birds with one stone. Your stadium is named after an Arabian airline, for which you have no doubt been well recompensed with oil dollars, in a similar fashion to our own latest income stream - so everytime you knock us for spending oil money, you are commenting on yourselves too - is this becoming clear? Everytime you spout anti Arab racist nonsense, you reflect badly upon yourselves. You are however correct in saying this is funny, I nigh on wet myself with the irony and hypocrisy coming from you Gooners, and I look forward to the ensuing battle between Borat and Ronald MacDonald for ownership of your sleeping giant of a club.
It's Grim Oop North
Don't need a picture of Wembley, already been there. Perhaps I'll send you a picture from Porto? (For reference, Porto is a town in Portugal- we play in Europe see......) You actually already sound like Tottenham fans, predicting a future blaze of glory every couple of months. Well, we've been waiting for theirs since 1961 so I guess we can be patient with you guys too.
Little Dutch
At what point did I spout anti Arab nonsense? All I said was it's a bit rich you trying to take the ***** out of the fact that we have an American on board when you publicly fellate your chairman's ego in Arabic. How is that anti Arabic sentiment? Where have I criticised you for spending his money? I don't criticise you at all for spending his money. Football is a business and each business is entitled to run however it please so long as it operates within the law. So because Glazer and the Hicks are running their respective clubs into the ground Kroenke automatically will do too by virtue of nationality? Even though he hasn't done that with any of his other sports teams? Even though members of the Arsenal baord who have worked so hard to make us self sustaining have willingly sold him their shares? If you think all American owners behave the same, just by virtue of the fact that they come from the same, fecking enormous country, I'm curious as to why you didn't include Randy Lerner in that little missive?
Little Dutch
'anti arab racist nonsense'?? that is pathetically desperate - shame on you IGUN. Especially as you are the only one on this thread that has made any form of stereotyping xenophobic guff. Poor show.
nikolaijns
Still snowing out, but looks as though it's letting up a bit, there are even a few breaks in the cloud. (Not over old Trafford, it's looking decidedly gloomy over there) P.S. LD - Leveraged buyouts work the same no matter what country the pillagers come from. So once again, the question remains - do you want to be owned by an American asset stripper or a Kazhakstani money-launderer? And will you complain if said new owner pumps millions into your club and allows you p-arse-imonius manager to finally buy the quality your team appears to be lacking? Or are you prepared to tough it out and stick to signings like Sol Campbell?
fifthcolumnblue
Randy Lerner ain't on the list because he ain't an asset stripper and has done well for the club he's bought. Simples!
fifthcolumnblue
I believe congratulations are in order are they not chaps? Is this or is this not the first time your site has ever reached a 100 comments article? Shame it couldn't have been anything other than this topic eh? Don't understand all the hostility you have shown for your guests, you should be thanking us for our contributions in making VMC history! ;)
nikolaijns
Exactly fifthcolumnblue, so Americans can be good owners? I don't want to be owned by either frankly, though I don't see what proof you have that Kroenke is an asset stripper. He owns four sports teams and hasn't asset stripped any of them. I certainly don't want the Uzbeki money launderer and have protested with many other Arsenal fans on the streets of Islington about his involvement. Yes, I would complain bitterly if Usmanov pumped money into us because it's filthy money. I'm glad our baord are treating him with the same disdain. The current board have worked incredibly hard to keep us self sustaining and I don't see why they'd willingly give up their shares to someone who will asset strip us. They invited Kroenke onto the board. But I still don't know what his plans are for the club, so I'm open minded until I do know what they are. Usmanov's plans I know and I don't like it one bit and I challenge you to find me an Arsenal fan that does. See we're a self made, successful club and , as such, we don't have to so willingly bend over and lift our skirts to any old oil rich Tom, Dick or Habeeb just in the vain chance that we might see a League Cup trophy in our lifetimes.
Little Dutch
Must say I think this whole discusion is pretty poor form. A blokes almost been turned into swiss cheese, he's seen close friends shot up and killed and all people can talk about is the shirt he's wearing at an interview. I for one don't care and I could'nt even begin to imagine whats going through the poor guys head after experiencing that. Time for some people to get their heads out their arse and show a bit of compassion for a man who has just been through a terrible ordeal.
bluesnozza
The arsenal fans' reactions to Adebayor are worse than the Tottenham fans' reactions to Sol Campbell. Hats off for the Arsenal scoring yet another victory in their battle with their north London rivals. Keep em coming lads!
fifthcolumnblue
Way to deviate a losing argument yet again fifthcolumnblue, soundly beaten on one topic, move onto another in an attempt to be antagonistic. Don't remember us hanging any Adebayor effagies, but there you go. And I'll guarantee you one thing too, Adebayor won't win the league on his old club's ground either.
Little Dutch
Sure filthy, after all this thread has been full of hateful malice hasn't it? can't move for talk of scum, judas, and burning effigies here lol. Get a grip man.
nikolaijns
beat me to it LD :)
nikolaijns
And yet again the arsenal fans resort to "Mine's bigger than yours" tactics. There can't be any winners and losers in an argument between two intractable points of view, just an agreement to keep on disagreeing. So, please feel free to pat yourselves on the back smug in the knowledge that you've won (yeah whatever) and I'll carry on laughing at you for being more laughable than the Spurs.
fifthcolumnblue
The reasons Randy Lerner didn't make my list of Yanky gold diggers, were (a), I forgot about him, and (2), my puerile sense of humour wouldn't get past his name as a comedic starting point - I mean honestly, what were his parents thinking? The stereotyping guff is couched in the form of irony and humour, I even use it in my pseudonym - can I be blamed if you aren't quick witted enough to spot a wind up when one slaps you in the cyber face?
It's Grim Oop North
been there mate... its a dump
antnee_mcfc
theres the furture of arsenal... Sol Campbell!!!! congratulations... oh and no future to predict mate.... fact... how many times do we need to batter your sorry behinds?????
antnee_mcfc
Yeah, antnee is right, and I reckon Patrick Viera would batter Sol Campbell's sorry behind any day of the week, bring it on.
It's Grim Oop North
To be fair, I'm sure Sol Campbell won't be a terrible signing for a few months, but it does suggest the gooners are being led down the garden path by their manager when he comes out and tells them there is money to spend on players. Seem to remember someone of a purple hue telling his fans that they had £80m to spend only for it to emerge that the cupboard was very conspicuosly bare. I might demand some answers of my club if such things were happening I'm not suggesting Arsene is baldly lying to the arsenal fans in the manner of Bacon face, but perhaps he's being slightly economical with the verite?
fifthcolumnblue
Oh of course IGUN the ol' irony and humour again, how could we have been so foolish? what a bunch of ironic humerous chaps you are. Ironically and humerously falsely and pathetically accusing dutch of racism too were you? Oh my sides. btw yankee, I'm sure you were quick witted to notice that's how you spell it, or am I humerously and ironically being drawn into expressing anti American sentiment?
nikolaijns
Sol will only be for the rest of the season fcb, to be fair although you lot would lash out 25 mill on a bench warming back up Wenger doesn't see the point as Djourou will be fit again in a few monts time. I'd be lying though if I said that I wasn't concerned given our track record of injuries I'd be amazed if Gallas and Vermaelen stayed fit for an entire season. And neither CB back up instills us with much faith.
nikolaijns
And there we have it, the ironic and humerous homophobia to compliment the ironic and humerous xenophobia. Nice one antneeeee you'll fit in well here son.
nikolaijns
The manager had no problems lashing out the big ones for Vermaelen and Arshavin. That's the difference, when we spend money we spend it on quality, not on the basis that if you throw enough ***** at a wall, some will stick.
Little Dutch
Sorry little Dutch pot, technically saying we as a club are blowing off our chairman by having a banner thanking him for his generosity in both English and Arabic is not anti - arab sentiment, and so you are not a racist, just rude, which is indeed an improvement, so I apologise. Julie loves Henry did make a comment about magic camel's milk which was a bit near the knuckle, I must have got you Gooner's mixed up, you all look the same to me in print (that is also a joke). Antnee -that arse rape thing was just over the line, step back fella!
It's Grim Oop North
ta very much niko
antnee_mcfc
fair dos IGUN. All that was missing there was the thanks to all the gooners for their contribution to your record breaking article ;)
nikolaijns
Little man has made another outstanding point... you mean like Tevez, Bellamy, Given, Kompany, De Jong, Barry, Petrov.... I see you have been quick to forget about Reyes, Suker, Luzhny, Eduardo, Van Bronkhorst, Richard Wright and ****ing Francis Jeffers!!!!!.... YOU ARE A FOOL MAN!!!!!! oh and before I forget - great move with Silvestre
antnee_mcfc
thanks Dutch
antnee_mcfc
ta very much niko. You are correct, thanks indeed to the many Gooners who have gone out of their way to make this thread the huge success it is today. Stars such as Julie Loves henry for ever, diminutive Netherlander et al can rightly feel proud of their contribution, covering such topics as what sports attire is de-rigeur in a war zone, through the sticky topic of football finances, culminating in the proposed buggery of our latest signing by the ageing stalwart Sol Campbell. I do apologise if I've missed anyone out, you should all feel justifiably proud of this historic event, give yourselves a great big pat on the back and a round of applause, you deserve it xxxxxx
It's Grim Oop North
Thanks IGUN (rather insensitive acronym given all thats happened) You're welcome sweetie. There is no better way to end a record breaking article than with an ironic, humorous and sarcastic love in! Ta ta for now, luv u lots xxxxxxxxx
nikolaijns
It's still snowing in Alaska.
fifthcolumnblue
A tereotyping xenophobic, ironic, humorous, ridiculously accused and sarcastic goodbye
antnee_mcfc
Adebayor throws on a clean rag at the bottom of his kit bag. Big deal. Arsenal fans flock on here, because they are not interested in our little club or E.A. I'll be watching the best of Arsenal's Champions League titles this evening. What? They have NEVER won it? EVER? How strange, i thought they were some Gods of the game.
EddieBell
EB - Welcome to the party mate, it's been going on for nearly 24 hours now. How's the weather where you are? Snowing like a ******** in Old Trafford at the moment!
fifthcolumnblue
Cheers FCB, 15 here with no wind or rain. Was near OT last night, drove past the swamp and saw the cracks in the empire. Felt a warm glow.
EddieBell
Are we going for 200 comments on here now? Come on EB, you'll have to be more controversial than that to enrage the Gooners and get the ratings back up. No more Sodomy and Fellatio 'tho please, we've had enough of that for one day thank you.
It's Grim Oop North
Your right Grim. The truth brooks no contraversy. Howabout, it was only due to bribes they got in the top flight anyhow? Nope, the truth again. Or the manager telling players to handball, nope, its all true. Maybe Mourinho was correct and there are a lot of voyeurs in north London.
EddieBell
Think perhaps we should just let this thread wind down of it's own accord, I've had my fill of being patronised for the time being. Wouldn't mind being fellated if the right youg lady came along though....
fifthcolumnblue
Isn't being patronised French for being nonced by your father? Sorry, had to be said. Thought we'd covered the topic of who you'd like to "do", and it was the posh one off the telly (still think the Sturdy one would be a better bet)
It's Grim Oop North
What can I say, guess I just likes 'em a bit skinny. Wanna fight about it! LOL
fifthcolumnblue
It's all horses for courses FCB, and as yours looks a bit like a horse, I guess you win! Mind you, the Sturdy one looks a bit like a Duck, sort of, but beggars can't be choosers can they? Ideally, I'd like to have a rendezvous with Sarah Beeney (not pregnant, uurgh), or that other posh bird from Location Location Location, Kirsty whatsherface - again, it's a bit parky Oop North in Alaska!
It's Grim Oop North
Its just a T shirt. move on. there are more important things going on in this world, than to bicker about a T shirt.
Buzz Lightyear
In his interview (in a city shirt) today he said they left all their luggage in the coach... borrowed a shirt of his brother... whipped it on and did the interview.. apologised but said basically he had other things on his mind obviously than what he was wearing.
MCFC_Goatboy
Do you mean to say we've spent the best part of today arguing over this t-shirt, when all he did was borrow a top of his kid? Priceless!
It's Grim Oop North
Kirsty Alsopp. We are most definitely in agreement on that one Mr Grim! ;-)
fifthcolumnblue
Kirsty Allsop in a tight T shirt - do for me
It's Grim Oop North
Hahaha this is hilarious. ManC fans, you are officialy idiots. Can you honestly tell me, you wouldn't be ripping into a United fan if Michael Owen was wearing a Liverpool shirt in an interview? (not that he's dumb enough to do that). Or if Lampard decided to chuck on a West Ham shirt for an after game press conference? Of course you fkn would ...Stop acting like you're the most humble, ethical fans out there. You've gotten lucky, you've got a team built on money (though a quite ridiculous team it appears to be) 120mil in one transfer period for 8 draws in a row? NICE! ...You're *****heads, Adebayor is a tit, stop living in denial. Oh i can't wait til' you guys come to Emirate's ...maybe Ade can "accidently" head it into his own net ;)
FuiKaka
Fuikaka. have a look in the mirror, do you like what you see? There is a time to have a laugh, This not one of those occasions especially if you had just lost a friend killed in an attack on innocent people in a country in which you are a visitor and your only aim is to entertain.who give a rats arse what you are wearing when your heads cabbaged. I sincerely hope that you personally never have to experience something like this and that goes for all the posters on the Vital Site. Rivalry is all part of the game, but there are times when we all join together, and this should have been one of those occasions.
Buzz Lightyear
Don't talk *****, no one said anything about the shootings. Read the tital of this article. "Inexcusable Adebayor" ...Little Dutch made a point that Ade is a fashion freak and there's no way he didn't take his own wardrobe. What he wore was unprofessional and ridiculous. No excuses. I can quite comftably look myself in the mirror mate so don't try pull that bull***** on me.
FuiKaka
I will take that you agree with the terrorist views that anyone is a target for terrorism and that this article has brought the worst out of the City and Arsenal fans alike. move on talk about football but do not make this event into just wearing a T shirt. Comments are welcome at all times but there comes a time when there is a line that you just cannot step over and that goes for all of you red or blue.
Buzz Lightyear
I notice that the only fans with an agenda over the shirt on Adebayor's back are Arsenal fans. Tottenham, Chelsea and United fans (you know, the ones who actually have the most reason for taking the proverbial out of us) have mostly commented on how irrelevant the entire issue is. As for Michael Owen? Well, I'm sure we would rip into the rags a fair bit if he were to wear the shirt of one of his rivals, unless of course he'd just held a dying team mate in his arms. Then of cours we'd have the good graces to desist from ridiculing him. What I do find entirely unbelievable is the fact that you and others are still harping on about this on a Man City forum. Oh, and Grim, Kirsty Allsop in a tight t-shirt definitely gets a thumbs up from me, just make sure it ain't an arsenal rag eh? ;)
fifthcolumnblue
Citeh fans used to have some perspective before Mansour made you his private toy. Some of you still retain that perspective and I commend you for it. To the newbie chav fans, whatever arguments you use against Arsenal, keep the trophies and glory factor out because you are even smaller than what Chavski was before Abramovich bought them. So before you start comparing yourself to a team that has won 13 English league titles, get some sense of perspective please. You are still a little club with a lot to achieve. Enjoy the ride but some modesty is not too much to ask for.
deltaforce
fifthcolumnwhatever, Tottenham and Chelsea fans cant take your case much because they are hardly big clubs themselves. There are only 3 big clubs in England from a historical perspective and I doubt you even know which clubs they are.
deltaforce
Nothing immodest in requesting that people don't ridicule others who are suffering is there? God you must really long for the days when l'arse could just waltz into Maine Road and beat us 5-0, when we weren't a threat to your long term ambitions and when you could patronisingly laugh at us eh? You still insist on the patronising laughter, but It's tinged with hatred now because you got spanked twice by us this season. Funny how that changed your minds eh?
fifthcolumnblue
P.S. deltaforce, I assume you can't see exactly how patronising the comment "some of you still retain that perspective and I commend you for it" actually is, unless of course you are deliberately trying to wind us up. Pardon me for not doffing my cap to l'ancienne regime and for being a chav upstart. What are you lord of the manor or something?
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