Thursday, September 4, 2008

Manchester? No..Wait... What?


Robinho may have signed as number '10' but he doesn't appear to know where...

During his first interview after a record breaking 32 million quid transfer from Real Madrid, the temperamental Brazilian looked back at the deadline day craziness that brought him to Man City and stated that it was "a great proposal" that led him to join "Chelsea!"

A Freudian slip?


So just why did Robinho join Manchester City instead of Chelsea? Could it be that City's new owners, the consortium known as Abu Dhabi United, offered him 160,000 pounds a week? Yep you read that right.

I'll repeat it for effect in a different currency... 300,000 US dollars a week. Hot diggity dog! That's a nice payday. In fact that makes him the TOP earner in the Premier League.

So was the mention of Chelsea just a slip or did he really want to join the Blues?

He says that he really did, but...because "it was the only club to have made a formal offer". Robinho's mother, Marina De-Souza, thinks that her son was genuinely confused as to his destination on Monday night...

"I don't think that Robinho even knew what was happening but if it's best for him, then so be it - I just hope he is happy in England."-



I guess money talks and Robinho walks. As for Chelsea, it appears that the Robinho shirt fiasco WAS a key issue in Real's determination to deal with City instead of them. Robinho himself noted its importance today as he arrived in Brazil to train ahead of this weekends World Cup qualifiers with Chile and Bolivia:
"Real did not like Chelsea shirts with my name on being sold before sorting out the negotiations."

Ironically Chelsea fans will get a glimpse at what they might be missing as Robinho is set to make his Premiership debut for Man City against Roman's Blues on Sept 13th.

During today's press call with Brazil, Robinho also addressed the criticism he has received from legend Pele over leaving Real Madrid, apparently, for "financial reasons". Robinho responded: "I think that only someone who suffered as I suffered in Real Madrid may have something to say on this."

If being used as a make-weight in a deal that would see you sent to Old Trafford (Robinho was offered as part of a deal to send Ronaldo to Madrid) to earn a fortune as a Manchester United player is suffering, then I would love to hear his definition of joy.

This is "suffering"... this too!

OK, so Man City fans have ordered their new shirts and Robinho has opened his NatWest account ..I'll sign off for today with a look at what the City of Manchester can expect to see from Robinho over the coming months...



WOWSER...

-Bigus.

13 comments:

Mike Georger said...

am i the only one that thinks this guy is ridiculously overrated?

Bigus Dickus said...

Did you watch the video Mike? I will say one thing..I guarantee he will win more penalties than anyone else in the league. Even that diving douche Johnson.

Mike Georger said...

yeah. i dont put much stock in youtube players though, voronin was a great youtube players.
hes not going to get anywhere near the space he is used to, and doesnt even remotely have the talent around him that he used to. i predict a mediocre existence in england for two years then fucking off to italy.

Bigus Dickus said...

You would be surprised..Many Madrid players are over rated. The standard of the Prem is the best in the world and he does create his own chances. He will need to adapt to getting knocked off the ball by big defenders but once he realizes that he will be shut down fast he will adapt.

The Likely Lad said...

the player's obviously incredible, but that video wadn't bad either. im voting robinho/manc arabs '08!

Kopper said...

The last player I followed via toutube was Shola Ameobi, when Norwich was rumored to be in for him. Compare the Ameobi films to the Robinho one and you will shit your pants. Thats the difference between 2 million and 30 million. Big ass difference.

Matt said...

Anyone would look good against that fat fucker with the number 9 shirt (about 3mins 43secs on the video)

jjf3 said...

Bigus:
not sure where the best place was to post this, but I would love to see a (even very brief) summation of the Colaship weekends. Not sure it needs to be up to NYK's L1 game-by-game updates, but even just general trends within the league would be appreciated (no problem with a Norwich fan's bent on said topic, as well). How's the Colaship developing, even early? Much of this I can see in the standings, but what does a fan of a team actually spending time in the league see, good or bad? Are Wolves legit? Does QPR have "enough" money? Is Brum the one "sure thing"? Just wondering...I tend to focus on the EPL (see no reason to give them free advertisement, even "suck it"), but also appreciate the smaller clubs, and the challenges they face as they try to move up...

If you can do so, thanks!
Joe

Kopper said...

hear hear jjf3!

The Fan's Attic said...

@matt: i didn't know horatio sanz played footie.

jjf3 said...

@kopper: thanks!

I actually love hearing about Norwich City and the Colaship (from a real honest fan like Bigus)...I don't really like where I think the EPL is ultimately going to go, but I love the idea of "promotion/relegation". And the inherent drama these teams face as the global environment changes - having a millionaire owner won't be enough very soon....only a billionaire or trillionaire owner will matter...

and I feel bad about that - unlike MLB, there are money levels you have to be able to meet....that said, the money to be made will find the right investors....

Andrew said...

I like jjf3's idea.

Yup.

Bigus Dickus said...

The public has spoken..Joe, you shall have your Colaship round up..