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I have already commented on Adebayor's late return from the Africa Cup.
If you recorded the game, take a look at his reaction on Bale scoring his wonder goal against the hammers. He just turned away as if the ref had awarded a goal kick. You would think that Bale scoring a late winner and earning 3 vital points would have him #$%$-a-hoop, but no.
Now take a look at the late goal that kept us in europe, same reaction. You could excuse it if it was just his laid back character, but I remember him running the length of the pitch to taunt arsenal fans when he scored for city.
I have heard people accuse Benni of not caring, but he is always one of the first to congratulate and celebrate our goals, whereas Adebayour couldn't care less.
The sooner we get rid the better, arogant merceniery git.
Now you know why Arsenal fans dislike him so much (and that began waaaaay before he went to Spurs). He's just in it for the money, which is a shame because he could have been a truly great player.
- 1 Reply to FABONGRASS
Truely great players play the game because they love it and they would play even if they got just enough money to survive. Truely great players have a passion for the game to sit alongside some sublime skills. You certainly can't put Ade in that category. It is the same with him wherever he goes, he starts off really well as if he has something to prove, but very soon he goes back to his real self. Slightly lazy and uncommited.
Even when he trying very hard at the start of his time with any club I would not say he is great. His hold up play is average, his long range shooting is non existent, he misses too many relatively simple chances, he seems to be on the back foot all the time (as already mentioned) and he is not as good in the air as he should be given his height.
So, based on that Fab, I can't agree that Ade would ever have been regarded as a truely great player.
In fact, why have we got him again??
What do you think it is, a commitment or boredom problem?
He played well for us last season - if it was a 'commitment;' thing, why not simply stop playing as soon as you sign? Why in his case, play well, then re-sign and then stop playing?
I'm still willing to give him the benefit. He missed pre-season, the got injured and was then suspended. Since then, we've struggled with scoring (you could put that down to him, but it seems a general malaise), apart from Bale.
Personally, I still think that the difference is that last season we had Bale/VdV acting as provider and setting up as many as they scored. This season, Bale is scoring and not providing, and the VdV/Modric replacements haven't quite hit consistent form. That then reflects on the strikers.
- 1 Reply to Jlock
John, if he wants to get bored he can do it in his own time. We pay him too much money not to expect commitment and enthusiasm on the pitch. If you did record the 2 games, watch back and tell me when you last saw such a negative reaction after seeing your team get such important results.
Yes he re-signed at the start of the season, but he didn't exactly rush in to it, did he. I'm sure other factors played a part, but from where I sit it was mostly to do with him collecting as much from citeh and then us.
You're right to say he scored quite well last year, but he missed shed loads of easy chances that should have been put away. And he has continued to miss easy chances this year and seems to lack concentration, like whenever he gets the ball a little unexpectantly he is never quite ready or able to know what to do with it, whereas top players do.
Didn't fancy him to begin with and even less now. He seems to be repeating how it went at #$%$ & City