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Tévez Rollercoaster Takes Yet Another Turn

Tévez Rollercoaster Takes Yet Another Turn

File under good grief. Quintessentially battered into submission from all sides, Carlos Tévez and his agent-ish advisers have issued a sizeable public apology...

Sorry has very often seemed to be the hardest word for Tévez at the clubs he's fallen out with, but then again, he'd never previously gone to the lengths of a three month strike because he didn't get his own way.

City's announcement last night that the Argentinian timebomb had finally admitted the multiple errors of his ways led to head scratching across Planet Blue and an immediate debate over what the club will do with him next. Tévez:

'I wish to apologise sincerely and unreservedly to everybody I have let down and to whom my actions over the last few months have caused offence. My wish is to concentrate on playing football for Manchester City Football Club.'

City media also confirmed that the Tévez camp have dropped their appeal against the club over his gross misconduct.

With City still in pole position in the Premier League with 13 games to go and handily placed in the Europa League against a very strong Porto side, numerous City players have publicly welcomed the Tévez apology...But will City's fans, and above all else, Roberto Mancini?

Tévez has scored 44 league goals from 63 City starts.

Does the 28 year old have a role to play alongside Mancio's trio of young strikers Aguero, Dzeko and Balotelli who have brought us this far this season? - Give us your thoughts both here and in the VMC Forum

all times East Manchester
We 22 Feb 17:00 Porto, The Etihad, ELR32
Sa 25 Feb 17:30
Blackburn, The Etihad, PL
Sa 03 Mar 15:00 Bolton, The Etihad, PL
Sa 10 Mar 15:00 Swansea, Liberty Stadium, PL
Mo 19 Mar 20:00 Chelsea, The Etihad, PL
Sa 24 Mar 17:30 Stoke, Britannia Stadium, PL
Sa 31 Mar 15:00 Sunderland, The Etihad, PL

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Wednesday February 22 2012
Time: 7:29AM

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City required an apology, Carlos has given one. Can this please be an end to it.
22/02/2012 07:58:00
Tevez will definitely play again for City whether we like it or not. The bottom line is the bottom line. We have essentially a £50m footballer whose value is declining with every round of golf. This won't have gone unnoticed in the Gulf and the pressures if any will come from there. His scoring feats are legendary at Etihad, again that won't have gone unnoticed, especially taking into account the results at West Brom and Sunderland, where we didn't have any back-up.
22/02/2012 08:12:00
At the end of the day, he's a City player and has always scored goals, so use him for what he was born to do. We then recoup a decent fee in the Summer and he might tip the Premier League title race ultimately in our favour, nobrainer.
22/02/2012 08:50:00
Let this be an end to it. Apology required, apology offered. You cannot have Tevez back and not have him in the squad, he's simply too good. Maybe find a buyer in the summer, if he still wants out, and replace him with Guidetti. Simples, (insert own Meerkat squeak).
22/02/2012 08:57:00
Well he is in the prem squad, but for me it is much too late. If he gets to play and it is still a big if I will not be supporting him, I shall welcome him with bland indifference from afar.
22/02/2012 09:07:00
This is turning out like a couple who've divorced each other, but have to stay in the same flat because one of the parties can't find anywhere else to live. To my mind Tevez should be sleeping on the streets right now, and I'm disappointed that he's even being considered for a return. That being said, I'm pretty sure I won't let a little weasel like him get in the way of my love for manchester City - I will look forward to the day he leaves for good though!
22/02/2012 09:44:00
Good post FCB and others.
22/02/2012 12:38:00
He was asked to apologize...he finally apologized. It's time to consider what happened as water under the bridge and start afresh. I am not saying it was all OK what he did, I am very sad this all happened and I think the guy really has mental health issues, but lets not restrict our memory of him to just the last three months. Last season he was one of our most important players, and brought us a lot of joy with some fantastic performances on the pitch and we all loved him, lets not forget that...If Mancini decides to put him on the pitch, we should all back that decision, I'm not asking for standing ovations, but no booing please...we're not Arsenal fans FFS booing our own players, surely we have more class.
Blue ponderer
22/02/2012 13:49:00
if he comes on inthe most important Derby in decades, and scores in the 89th minute, everyone will forgive and forget, as we won the Title in 44 years, and he is still a City player, and if Mancini can give the man another chance why cant the fans? as i'm sure every fan has dropped a 'goolie' every now and then and asked for a 2nd chance, unless its Jesus Christ, and he is now a blue, and those who are going to boo Tevez when he pulls a CIty shirt on i say Grow up, we do not want to go back to those bad old days....
22/02/2012 21:03:00
He has apologised albeit in a grudging manner so we must accept it as that was a condition of his return. I am not happy to see him return to a TEAM that has a real spirit and a winning attitude. His inclusion could add a disruptive element into the dressing room and that is something we do not need at this stage of the season. I agree with Blue ponderer booing if and when he trots out.
22/02/2012 22:29:00
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