Adebayor on strike.

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  1. bluefandk


    8 Nov 2008
    Fredericia Denmark
    I'm on strike! Absentee Adebayor faces fine after failing to show for City training

    By John Edwards

    Last updated at 11:06 PM on 11th July 2011

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    Sulky striker Emmanuel Adebayor is heading for a fine of about £300,000 after apparently carrying out his threat to boycott training with Manchester City’s fringe players.

    The £25million 2009 signing from Arsenal launched a scathing attack on club officials over his omission from City’s tour to America and insisted he would train by himself, rather than with junior and reserve players at their Carrington base.

    He duly failed to turn up, and City were trying to ensure there were no unforeseen circumstances to consider before hitting him in the pocket.
    Sidelined: Craig Bellamy (left) and Wayne Bridge (right) train with Manchester City's reserve players

    Sidelined: Craig Bellamy (left) and Wayne Bridge (right) train with Manchester City's reserve players

    They are understood to be investigating whether he is in breach of his contract, but — with another three years to run and a fee required from any club interested in signing him — it seems inconceivable they will seek to cancel it.

    They will impose a fine, though, and the 27-year-old is bracing himself for losing the maximum of two weeks’ wages after seemingly ignoring an order to join other out-of-favour senior names at City’s Cheshire training headquarters.

    Shay Given, Wayne Bridge, Craig Bellamy and Nedum Onuoha all checked in as instructed and were put through their paces as they awaited developments on the transfer front.
    Outcast: Emmanuel Adebayor is unhappy with the way he has been treated by City

    Outcast: Emmanuel Adebayor is unhappy with the way he has been treated by City

    However, there was no sign of Adebayor, who was already at loggerheads with Etihad Stadium chiefs after lambasting them over the way he was left out of City’s transatlantic trip.

    The former Arsenal forward angrily claimed they were not ‘man enough’ to tell him to his face, after reportedly receiving notification by email from football director Brian Marwood’s secretary.

    He claimed he was ‘hurt and insulted’ by his treatment, but there will be little sympathy from City bosses, who intend to crack down on his unauthorised absence. It is being seen as open defiance by the former Togo player, who earns more than £140,000 a week, and manager Roberto Mancini will welcome a tough stance from the board as he attempts to eliminate bouts of indiscipline from his star-studded squad.
    On the move: Shay Given (right) has been linked with a move to Aston Villa

    On the move: Shay Given (right) has been linked with a move to Aston Villa

    Mancini has already come under fire from another of his strikers — 31-year-old Bellamy, who is not even on speaking terms with the manager and is desperately trying to find a club willing to meet his sky-high wages after being loaned out to Cardiff last season.

    Adebayor began to sense he was surplus to requirements when Mancini shipped him out to Real Madrid on loan in January, and the unwanted forward made it clear he would jump at the chance of turning it into a permanent deal.

    Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is currently pursuing other targets, though, and with Mancini lining up Atletico Madrid’s Sergio Aguero as the prime candidate to replace transfer-seeking Carlos Tevez, Adebayor’s future looks increasingly uncertain.


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    What a cunt.
  2. LoveCity


    22 Jan 2010
    Absolute prick of a man. Least likeable City player in my lifetime.
  3. Blue Dan

    Blue Dan

    23 Jul 2004
    Bummin a ride on the Rock n' Rollercoaster
    The sooner twats like him and Bellamy fuck off, the better.


  4. Halfpenny


    30 Apr 2008
    Oh just sell him. I don't care to who, £10-15m and he's gone.
  5. Surely nobody can be surprised if this has happened .....

    he is a striker!

    i'm only surprised that Boateng and Tevez haven't joined him !
  6. bluemanchester


    4 Dec 2009
    Methinks this could attract a lot of replies.
  7. He's been on strike for 2 years, has it only just been noticed?
  8. SambaMike


    29 Oct 2008
    Stupid bastard. It was only last week that he was going on about sueing us. Now he's fucked that up by not even turning up to work.
  9. Stuart


    22 May 2004
    Rhythm Road , Grooveville , Dubshire .
    Don't sell him. Keep him on the pay roll for the duration of his contract. He'll stay on strike and we'll keep fining him his wages. Haha.
    Coming across as a twat.
  10. MeatnSpudsMCFC


    8 Jul 2009
    Lol you could of just imagined him turning up to training while everyone else got to be boarding the new City plane for LA California...

    Pretty priceless image... bet he was fucked off big time when he showed up on the day.

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