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Adios Robinho

I don't pretend to speak for the majority of Manchester City fans, but the general feeling is that Robinho has failed to make the grade and its time to let him go.

How many times do we have to watch his lack-lustre / poor performances, and general 'I don't give a monkey's I'm only here for the money' attitude before MCFC CEO Garry Cook and Roberto Mancini finally realise he's not up to scratch.

Selected comments taken from our 100% City Chat forum.

bluemooner_mcfc - 'Well I've defended him as much as I can but now is the time to get rid because he simply doesn't give a s**t.'

'The fresh start I've given every player has ran out now and I can't fault Garrido but as for Robinho CYA.'

tevez32 - 'What's happened to that player from the start of last season. Some wonderful goals, flicks etc then it all went downhill fast. He was shocking today running around like a drunk ball-boy against a team of giants. It was like a kid having a game with his dad and his dad's mates. Felt for Tevez and Bellamy they needed to work 500% to make up for the likes of Robinho and Petrov.'

fifthcolumnblue - 'No, it doesn't stop ordinary people, but it might stop primadonnas like Robinho who is more concerned about the World Cup, and isn't really that bothered about wearing the sky blue shirt.'

'I'm not defending him just suggesting why he looks so disinterested.'

mcfcirish - 'Surely on current form, Robi would be lucky to be picked as a squad player for the World Cup.'

pacific_ocean_blue - 'IMO he's a fantastically gifted player just unsuited for the EPL and the sooner a parting of ways occurs the better for all concerned.'

Buzz Lightyear - 'Disappointed with Robinho, but if you still take home 150k whether win lose or draw, that's not what we want in a player. He is not interested and he will always be like that wherever he goes. Yes a brilliant player when he wants to be.'

Bluedub - 'All you can ask of any player is 100% effort every time he pulls on the shirt, I can't remember the last time Robi gave City his all. I say if Barca come a calling we should get what we can for him. It's a shame because the lad is class on his day; he just doesn't seem up for the fight.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 17 2010

Time: 2:30PM

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are you for or against it... yes or no??? what a stupid poll
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17/01/2010 15:27:00

grow up you lot...barry and petrov were much worse than him last match..get a ******** grip!
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17/01/2010 16:08:00

liamyid,what are you on about?what poll??
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17/01/2010 16:10:00

tommytheblue - What on earth are you going on about? Petrov and Barry were poor like most of the others but at least they showed a semblance of effort and didn't go into hiding like Robinho did. In my book the ultimate embarrassment in football is a substitute being subbed when they're not injured and Robinho fully deserved to be subbed yesterday.
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17/01/2010 17:39:00

Robinho was the "daddy" at city until tevez, barry, adebayor etc came into the club. Know his nose is firmly out of joint, he's no longer the only star at city. More importantly elano has left, they were close friends since santos back in brazil. He hasnt looked the same player since elanos departure. With the world cup round the corner, its obvious he is avoiding challenges galore in order to stay fit. I guess if he breaks sweat, that may harm his world cup selection aswell. His performances this year are sickening and he should never wear a city shirt again. Not even Barcelona are prepared to pay a fee for him. Id happily give him away.
Super City Slicker
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17/01/2010 18:42:00

Rubbish, tommy. Yes Barry and Petrov were crap and Rigsby was righfully subbed. But Robinho was a passenger at Everton. Nothing more. Mancio gave him the shot at it that he has been openly craving and he blew it. We've stood by him 110%. For me it isn't just about the *****poor performance, there's more to it than that. He tried to stalk down the tunnel after Mancio subbed him after Christmas as he's done before with Hughes and Mancio ordered him to sit on the bench with his team mates. Yesterday, Mancio let him go straight down the tunnel without a word. And it doesn't stop there. A history of late shows at team events for kids and the like. Fecking off to Brazil without permission. We cannot afford wasters if we are to aspire to anything thsi season and right now he is the biggest chancer at Man City. If I was Laporta at Barca I would order a steer well clear.
Johnny Baguette
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17/01/2010 18:51:00

I said to my wife that when Robinho came on he looked like he'd had/has tears in his eyes. Does anyone think the lad may be suffering some kind of mental event? For anyone who knows about these things they can be terrifying times, I know! Maybe whilst he's a City player he needs our encouragement and support. Not making excuses, maybe he JUST HAS gone s**t, but maybe something to think about. Money doesn't make people imune to these things, probably the opposite.
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17/01/2010 19:01:00

I know one thing Robson, he looked shellshocked against Stoke with their embarrassing support bellowing out rapist songs at him.
Johnny Baguette
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17/01/2010 20:22:00

liamyid...............if you dont like it dont come on here you dipstick CYA
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17/01/2010 20:26:00

Something is wrong with robinho. If he was showing effort and failing, us fans would support him. But the lad is showing no application or desire at all. Maybe theres a deeper issue and perhaps in time things can improve for him. Last season he was class at home, but this year hes been awful
Super City Slicker
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17/01/2010 21:30:00

Confidence . . . .that's what the lad needs. A couple of goals and i'm sure we will see the old Robi back.
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18/01/2010 04:38:00

I watched the Man City/Everton game, aan dhis poor performance has to be a mental thing, i would tend to agree that it is most likely a confidence issue, because you cant just lose that kind of talent.
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18/01/2010 07:13:00

The guy didn't want to join you in the first place. Hardly the greatest foundations.
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18/01/2010 12:10:00

no , the only rubbish here is from the bitter *****s jumping ont eh bangwagon of criticising robinho! He's made ten appearances this season and is struggling for form and confidence, then their ****s like you lot constantly having a go. He came on at wolves and looked good, last match, were criticising him for looking poor in a side that woefully underperformed. Barry was utterly useless, It's irrelevant that he deserved to be subbed, it the 'adios robinho comments' that are simply out of order and represent the lack of knowledge and patience from people who regard themselves as 'fans' but do nothing but criticise and complain!
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18/01/2010 17:32:00


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