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Are Harry & Ade Avin a Giraffe?

It is no secret that Emmanuel Adebayor feels unwanted, unloved and so poorly treated by Manchester City that he must get away at all costs...that is all costs except those to him.

I have said before on these pages that Adebayor had less than half a season with us in which he made a contribution. Following this he couldn't really be bothered but continued to collect a ridiculous amount of money each week for doing....nothing.

He has not shown any desire to join in with the new work ethic and winning mentality, has not taken any chances that came his way since Mancini took over and has been farmed out to Real Madrid.

So he saw the 'big time' again as the World Famous Club won the equvialent of the FA Cup and qualified for the Champions League finishing second in a two horse race. But at least he wants to go back there. Mourinho though is too canny for that. True he did get some work out of Adebayor but not enough to encourage him to part with any sensible loot in terms of a transfer fee or wages.

On to the scene comes bargain basement 'Arry', who would love him to play for Arsenal's North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. He too doesn't like the fee nor the wages but a loan deal would suit him. Wouldn't it just. No doubt 'Arry has seen what value Cardiff got out of Craig Bellamy and though 'Yeah, mate, we'll have some of that'. So the Premier League's fifth Club want an international footballer for practically nothing and expects City to pay down a large slice of his wages.

City may well have made a rod for their own back here after Bellamy, but there needs to be some realism.

First, if City has to pay anything like a large slice of the wages, then I would let him rot in the wastes of Carrington rather than let him play for a top-half team.

Second, it is time that Mr Adebayor looked at himself and thought that if he really wants to get away then he does not make a contribution to the level of anything like £170k per week and go to play for around £60k somewhere else. He has had an easy ride at City but the day of reckoning has come for a footballer who on his day can be a handful and a dangerous goalscorer. He just doesn't have enough days.

So 'Arry and Ade, get yourselves together, talk sensibly and get on with your football. I'm sure City would let him go at a reasonable cost, 'Arry just needs to deflate him and make him see that he is not in the same league as Tevez, not in the same league as Sneijder and the many other workers who can command that level of pay. If he thinks he is then ...he is definitely having a giraffe.

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Writer: Tranmere Loyal Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 22 2011

Time: 4:24PM

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Top top article Ped, triffic. ;-)
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22/07/2011 16:33:00

Does anyone here actually thin 'arry was ever serious about Adebayor? Redknapp has a history of associating himself with all sorts of top players (like the alleged 35m bid for Aguerro in January), only for them to spurn his advances, and 'arry to emerge smelling of roses and saying "well we tried". I think this is just more kidology on his part and he has no intention of signing Adebayor, as he knows there is no way Adebayor's ego will accept the lowly wages on offer at Tottenham. But it keeps the Spurs fans blissfully ignorant and makes 'arry look a right victim of "Big bad City" and their "refusal" to sell players to their alleged rivals. TRIFFIC!
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22/07/2011 17:18:00

It's a great viewpoint FCB. Arry has played these games for years. He starts off with Aguero and finishes up with Benjnai or Jo, only the latter is spoken for now!!
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22/07/2011 17:37:00

He's not interested in joining Spurs according to the Mail. Just as I suspected after he snubbed Zenit and PSG, but good clubs like Spurs, Adebayor is holding out for the move to Real that may never happen. Lives in his own cuckoo land.
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24/07/2011 01:28:00

Adebayor should count himself lucky that a club the size of Spurs would want him.
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24/07/2011 01:32:00

You're so easy to point the finger at everyone on here. You need to surely look at yourselves as being part of the problem, after all you agreed to pay Adebayor an obscene 175,000 a week so what situation did you expect? It's your fault! I'm not having a go at anyone in particluar but the way Man City have spanked a Billion in a couple of years is ridiculous! And of course you have attracted a whole host of mercenarries over the past 2 years who have money as the top of their priorities. Sure now after a mountain of cash you now have a fantastic squad and some real hungry young players, but the bad apples remain. Bridge, Tevez, Bellamy, Adebayor to name but 4. Together their wage bill is about as much as Spurs total bill.
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24/07/2011 18:36:00

It's City's fault that Adebayor has an attitude problem is it Hudd? Riiiiight!
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25/07/2011 09:05:00

Another thing, I'm constantly hearing Spurs fans harping on about how they pay so little in wages and using it as a badge of honour almost. Let me ask you what has this achieved for you in terms of being successful? The square root of ***** all that's what. Look at the successful club sides around Europe over say the last decade, note that the majority pay handsome wages, go figure.
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25/07/2011 09:08:00

No its City's fault for signing him on an absolutley obsurd 175,000 a week in the first place!
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26/07/2011 03:30:00

The square root of ***** all yes, but still more success than you the past 4 decades. Were very healthy financially and in good stead for the fair play regulations. Are you suggesting we should do a Leeds Utd and ramp up a aload of debt chasing the dream? What point are you trying to make exactly?
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26/07/2011 03:34:00

I'm saying you will continue to win ***** all as long as you don't pay the wages to bring the top players to your club, I thought that was rather obvious from what I said originally.
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26/07/2011 10:16:00

In good stead for the FFP rules? LMFAO! How you going to cope with a 34K stadium and nowhere to move to? FFP allows clubs to spend what they earn, and you aren't really earning much are you? Splash the cash now or get left permanently in mid table.
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26/07/2011 14:16:00


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