Relief All Round As Adebayor Finally Does One
Good news resonates across Planet Blue tonight with the revelation that Emmanuel Adebayor has finally left Manchester City, the club he once proclaimed love for...
...and it's not as if City didn't try to keep that flame burning. The big Togolese striker received tremendous support from Planet Blue when banned after he went mental in front of Arsenal fans who had been goading him following his 'revenge' goal. He then benefitted from absolute time and understanding from everyone associated with the club following his terrifying experience at the hands of terrorists whilst on international duty.
Much of that fell by the wayside when the talented forward who turns 29 years old this winter declared at the end of his loan spell with Real Madrid that City gaffer Roberto Mancini treated him 'like a child.'
Mancini, as he showed when he double subbed the dreadfully lightweight Robinho and his conduct throughout Tevezgate will not indulge prima-donnas. The boss's way or the highway. An aspect of Mancio that Sir Alex Ferguson more than begrudgingly admires.
Adebayor professed love again at Madrid and subsequently at Spurs where he will now take his considerable shooting boots following an unseemly dispute over money with The Blues who have taken all summer to get him off the books. City bank £5 million and the player and his agent a whopping pay off. He'll be forever remembered as one of the Mark Hughes-Garry Cook signings that helped propel the club to the top but just didn't work out and the lessons learned from his three year tenure on the payroll have served to strengthen the club's resolve in dealings with players and their agents.
Emmanuel Adebayor City Fact File:
Signed July 2009 from Arsenal for £25,000,000
League and Cup Appearances: 45
all times East Manchester
Su 26 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Sa 01 Sep 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL
Sa 15 Sep 15h00 Stoke, The Britannia Stadium, PL
Su 23 Sep 16h00 Arsenal, The Etihad, PL
Sa 29 Sep 15h00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES:
The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.