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Fingers Crossed Robinho's Reign Is Over

It doesn't take a genius to work out the so-called Brazilian superstars reign at Manchester City is over, but why did Robinho's era at the City of Manchester City Stadium fail?

Róbson de Souza's £32.5m move from Real Madrid materialised on the final day of the 2008 transfer window and if I was honest many of us were caught up in the hype. Wow, a world class player moving to Manchester City - how times had changed I thought.

I don't want to regurgitate old news but in essence it didn't take long before many of us knew the 'writing was on the wall'. He failed to deliver and with someone reportedly on £160,000 a week, well something had to give. He wasn't playing on a regular basis and when he did (from the subs bench usually), it was plain to see his heart and head were elsewhere.

In an effort to claim a place in the Brazilian World Cup team Robinho's hand was forced and in the end he realised he had to go. Thankfully for many of us his former club Santos came calling.

Now that the loan deal has come to an end Robinho's agent has said that his 26-year-old client wants to stay well away from Manchester City FC. Great, fantastic I hear you shout but in the end MCFC own his contract and it will be they who dictate where he applies his trade.

Should the club force his hand and make Robbie sit on the bench, play in the reserves or should they cut their losses and allow him to go?


The following clip shows what Robbie was capable of during his City career. Adios Robinho and thanks for all of 5-minutes of memories.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 31 2010

Time: 12:29PM

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Pure and simple he didnt want to play for city, he was sulkin due to thinking he was leaving madrid for man utd but ended up at the other manchester club :)
I am a Villan
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31/05/2010 12:32:00

Many of us would love to see him rot in the reserves. Now that would ***** on his cornflakes wouldn't it!!
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31/05/2010 12:35:00

I am a Villian - you really are a tabloid junky aren't you? Do you really believe he thought he was joining the Rags?
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31/05/2010 12:42:00

its called a joke
I am a Villan
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31/05/2010 12:51:00

Goood riddance is all i can say.
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31/05/2010 13:05:00

Aside from driving through it I had no idea Aston Villa were in Birmingham.
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31/05/2010 14:04:00

Grayfield LOL that really doesnt make sense, i actually dont know what your on about?
I am a Villan
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31/05/2010 14:25:00

talented player, doesnt want to return to city fair enough. just hope we get good money for him and move him on
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31/05/2010 14:56:00

He looked like a little kid at Everton the way he got knocked about then double subbed. That episode surely signalled the end.
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31/05/2010 20:16:00

Let's see -went on strike at Santos to force a move to Madrid - decided he wanted out at all costs and ended up being ourr "statement of intent". Then, when he decided he didn't like the attentions of the Stoke defenders he threw his toys out of the pram and left us. This guy might have talent, but he is damaged goods, and all is clearly not right with his head. We move on, let's just hope we learn a valuable lesson from this one and don't sign any more mentally unstable cry-babies.
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31/05/2010 23:39:00

He is a trouble-maker and a big negative to have around your squad. For all the Brazilians are supposed to be world beaters, for everyone who is a world beater many more under achieve. Robinho is one of them. Jo is one of them and as for Elano, now that kid had talent, but guess what - he too is a trouble-maker and he played for Shaktar Donestsk and now Galatasaray. At City both of these had a chance to make a statement to the world but neither were up for it and didn't produce on a regular basis. They deservbe the level of football they end up at and the subsequent reduction in wages.
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01/06/2010 07:09:00

id take a punt on his at spurs!....undoubtedly a trouble maker aswell as a very talented player, but if he linked up well with the likes of modric, krancjar, lennon etc, now that what be intresting!
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01/06/2010 09:40:00

Joe, Robinho, Santa Cruz, Adebayor, Lescott and a loss of £92.6m for 2009 = £207.1 Million flushed down the toilet. What a good life one can have when they are born in an oil rich family. I just want to know how the owners are expecting to recoup their losses. O well not my money
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01/06/2010 19:26:00

Klutch- Adebayor and Lescott still have a lot to offer City. So, although we overpaid for them it's hardly money flushed down the toilet. As for recouping losses, look at the bigger picture, the development that ADUG have planned for the area around Eastlands which will generate massive revenue, the awareness raised for Abu Dhabi will grow their tourism industry, the development of academies in Abu Dhabi which which will benefit their communities. There are plenty of ways for them to recoup losses, these are very astute businessmen.
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02/06/2010 09:58:00

Modric, Lennon and Robinho in the same midfield? OK if you're going to move to the oompa-loompa League, but can't see that midfield coping with the attentions of Premier League centre backs. Talented but lightweight - that was always Robinho's problem.
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02/06/2010 10:06:00

..and there'll be the small matter of paying Robinho's wages as well lilly
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02/06/2010 14:54:00

oompa loompa league????? because small but talented players have problems against prem centre backs? is that what ur saying fifthcolmnblue??? its the biggest fallacy concerning the prem....absolute tosh!...does modric have problems carving open prem defences? lennon? joe cole? swp? fabregas? not to mention other GIANTS lol
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