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RVP: A Striking Headache City Avoided

RVP: A Striking Headache City Avoided

Depending upon which paper you dare to read, City either made a bid for The Rags Robin Van Persie or they didn't. The problem over where he would fit in remains, albeit elsewhere...

Wayne Rooney and RVP scored 57 goals in the Premier League alone between them last season. Their pairing must seem like a dream come true for Fergie and his crusade to win back his crown and make it 20 league titles. But a match made in heaven? A dynamic duo? Fatman and Robin? Don't count on it.

Rugney's being hopelessly out of form and clearly unfit had already seen him dropped before his nasty injury at the weekend...or was he benched because Taggart couldn't see where the desperately needed flagship signing would fit in?

Sure, RVP stepped up to the plate against Fulham when required but without the assistance of Rugney...I sense the identity of Fergie's little golden boy is soon to change.

If Rugney can arrest his latest threatened decline, I just see Rugney and RVP vying for attention as they both love the plaudits. RVP will not be the focal point he once was at Arsenal and this is what he may find hard to swallow. Taking it to the other extreme, RVP may become more of a focal point than Rugney and that is something Rugney will not swallow easily. If RVP doesn't quite pan out the way that Fergie wants him to, well he may just find himself becoming a bit-part player coming off the bench, when all else seems to be failing.

It was always going to be difficult to see where RVP could have swept in amongst City's fine young strikers but I suggest that Rugney's injury has eased Taggart's worries for now.


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Writer:Lorna Silva
Date:Tuesday August 28 2012
Time: 2:59AM

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I agree Lorna. I don't envy Taggart's situation at all!
Johnny Baguette
28/08/2012 03:33:00
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Don't forget about their other strikers, we're always told that having too many players will cause problems, I'm sure the same applies to U*d or does it?
Bluedub
28/08/2012 07:33:00
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Did Taggart get RvP at all costs to try and foil City? If we had got van Persie surely one of our younger strikers would have been sold to accommodate him. It would not fit Bob's plan and I think if we did make a bid it would have been one of restraint for a 29 year old injury prone, who had an outstanding season in City's Championship year.
Buzz lightyear
28/08/2012 07:50:00
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Van Persie was always due to be Tevez's replacement, simples. Now that Tevez is back on board and acting the model pro, there is simply no need for RVP at City. Wenger suggested earlier this summer that he had received 3 bids of £15m for RVP from City, the Rags and Juventus. The Rags were the only team desparate enough to spend more than that and also to make RVP the joint highest paid player in the PL. City were simply not willing to spend that much on a soon-to-be 30 year old with glass ankles, so he ended up becoming the standard-bearer for yoonited's youth instead.
fifthcolumnblue
28/08/2012 08:33:00
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This very same author would have wrote an article praising Mancios striking options if he'd of joined City instead
HuddersfieldYiddo
28/08/2012 08:53:00
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That's very presumptuous Hudd, thanks for the contribution though.
Bluedub
28/08/2012 09:02:00
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LOL! Chelsea fans saying "Ooh you're just jealous that we signed Hazard", rags fans saying "Ooh look you're just jealous that we signed RVP", Tottenham fans, outside the window licking the plate glass again... PMSL.
fifthcolumnblue
28/08/2012 09:15:00
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