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Ade: I Loved Arsenal - Same Can't Be Said For City

Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed for the first time that it was devastating for him to leave Arsenal and in the same breath he said he wasn't loved during his stint at Manchester City.

Can't see him coming back to Eastlands after his loan spell expires at the end of the season, can you?

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 4 2011

Time: 8:45PM

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Who cares about Adebayor?
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04/04/2011 21:20:00

I like the bit where he mentions that he was "Loved at Arsenal and still is"! PMSL. Correct me if I'm wrong Gooners!
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04/04/2011 21:35:00

A Gooner mate of mine at work said when we bought him they were delighted and glad to get rid of him. Think we can say something similar can't we.
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04/04/2011 21:40:00

what is it with Footballers, who leave clubs and then preceed to slag them off to every hack who will listen to em, Robinho, Ade, Crocky(to a certain extent).... will Bridge, Bellamy and Vladimir Weiss do it next as they still have to come back in June, even Ade has to back, so the Brain has not been engaged before speaking to the media has it? brain dead the lot of em
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04/04/2011 22:07:00

Maybe Newcastle will buy him - he can go and play with the other unhinged ex-Citizens they seem to be collecting!
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04/04/2011 22:09:00

And I quote. August 2009: "What is good at City is that the fans are truly fans. They love you."
Johnny Baguette
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04/04/2011 22:12:00

Not sure if he is aiming at the fans...Don't know what happened between him an Manicini, but it is a bit weird that he scores a hatrick then never plays agin after...If I were a player i'd be a bit gutted as well
blue ponderer
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05/04/2011 21:44:00

And when he left we were very pleased with him.
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07/04/2011 08:12:00

Well, I'm sure he's gone up ever so slightly in the estimations of most Arsenal fans after his brace against Tottingham the other night - know my opinion of him has improved! LOL
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07/04/2011 10:20:00

''But today, the difference between leaving Arsenal and going to Manchester, i think the fans loved me when i was in Manchester and i think even till now they love me''--- Sorry people but that to me sounds like he's saying City fans still love him as do Madrid fans so where are we getting this negative spin from? Firstly his grammar is not word perfect but i get the impression that even though his dream was to play for Arsenal, a point came where he wasn't feeling loved there anymore, NOT CITY. But hey, this is Adebayor so lets keep making mountains out of molehills.
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07/04/2011 14:47:00

''I think the fans loved me when i was in Manchester and i think even till now they love me'' now translates into ''Arsenal fans still love me and i don't love City?'' Really? WOW!!!
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07/04/2011 14:51:00

Hmm. It's interesting how the printed media (various sources) have come out with this: “When I first joined Manchester City, I was very happy. At the beginning everything started very well. I was pleased, I was playing and I was scoring goals. Suddenly we had a game against Arsenal and you all know what happened. From then it went downhill for me,” The Sun quoted Adebayor, as saying. “It was a difficult moment for me, we changed the bosses. Mark Hughes left, Roberto Mancini came along and it was even more difficult. But today the difference between leaving Arsenal and going to Manchester is that at Arsenal the fans loved me, I think even today they love me. when the video clearly tells a different story. To be honest, I hadn't watched the video until now, I just read the press reports - DOH! I keep banging on about how much of what the media says is crap, I feel supremely embarrassed that I got sucked in by it. OK Adebayor, I forgive you for the remarks you didn't actually make!
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07/04/2011 16:37:00

The thing about the media is, they're ideally supposed to inform people but the reality however is very different. They realise the power they have to influence people so they seem rather to revel in manipulating sections of the public. There may be several reasons for this but personally, i believe something as simple as human nature plays a big role. People(at the end of the day that's what the media are, a group of people) with this sort of power (the media is very powerful), are bound to be tempted to abuse it. Coupled with a gullible(even biased in some cases) public, they can push almost anything. So, as much as Adebayor may not be a nice person in real life(i don't know for sure but personally i don't think he's as bad as he's made out), this particular story about City fans not loving him or whatever is just false and his words have been twisted around. LIES. What makes it even worse is when i visit a City site and we appear to be slating our own, as if the gutter press need any more help.
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08/04/2011 00:40:00


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