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Jo To Do A Phoenix From The City Career Flames?

Is Jo, City's erstwhile nowhere man about to named in Roberto Mancini's 25 man Premier League Squad..?

The 23 year old striker, who arrived in Manchester 2 years ago as a flagship signing of Thaksin Shinawatra's advisers, endured wretched form month after month which saw him loaned out repatedly last season pending an almost certain departure from Eastlands.

But since the player returned from an erratic loan spell at Galatasaray, he has slowly worked his way into Roberto Mancini's plans. Reports from Carrington are good, with the lad working hard to impress.

Jo's loan spells at Everton and Galatasaray were noteable for inconsistent performances and unacceptable off the park behaviour which suggested the player is too hot to handle.

But Mancini is reknowned for bringing young players with wayward track records on, and it could be that Jo, who has had a very good pre season with City and even got the nod ahead of Emmanuel Adeabyor as a substitute against Liverpool this week is close to sealing the most unlikely of career recoveries.

Mancio said:

'I believe Jo is a good striker. I remember him when he played for CSKA Moscow and I was in charge of Inter Milan. He is a good player.'

It could be that City's £18 million misfit is about to secure a place as one of City's strikers with Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz both close to leaving the club this week.

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Writer: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 25 2010

Time: 1:52PM

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Isn't a more a case of the fact that no-one else wants him? I don't mean to hurt his feelings or anything but there hasn't been a sniff all summer.
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25/08/2010 14:52:00

It doesn't matter who wants him ******s. I rate him and think we should offload Adebayor and hopefully not buy Ibrahimovich as we've spent enough. Would love to see more of Jo over Adebayor any day. Adebayor will be a pain in the a**e this season, mark my words.
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25/08/2010 14:58:00

Why did it edit '******s'?
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25/08/2010 15:01:00

I give up!!
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25/08/2010 15:02:00

I'll be the first to admit I thought Jo was a complete chump, HOWEVER, since his Eastlands return I've been very impressed by his attitude and of course his goal ratio. OK, I appreciate his goals came in the pre-season friendlies but at least he was finding the back of the net. Somehow I have a feeling he'll make the 25-man squad.
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25/08/2010 15:04:00

Good for him, nice to see a player putting the effort in and fighting for his place, its just a shame that Robinho can't be affected by the same attitude.
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25/08/2010 15:10:00

He has certainly looked lively in recent appearances.
Johnny Baguette
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25/08/2010 16:31:00

I'd keep Ade, Jo and move RSC and Robinho on.
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25/08/2010 18:22:00

Jo has ability, but lacks application. Hes recently shown application and his work rate has improved. I dont care if anyone else wants him. Mancini has rated him since his days at inter, with mancini coaching him, i think jo will perform better than adebayor this season.
Super City Slicker
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26/08/2010 12:05:00


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