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Robinho’s Dream: To Win The Cash With Chelsea

by | 20th, August 2008

ROBINHO, one of the myriad Brazilian attacking footballers whose names being in a “R”, has been the object of transfer speculation between Real Madrid (ten times winners of the European Cup) and Chelsea (identity under offer).

And the Sun headline: “Madrid have killed the dream.”

That’s right. Robinho’s dream was to play for Chelsea. Really.

When another South American called Osvaldo Ardiles had a dream we were invited to appreciate its comic charms, with little Ossie popping up to tell us how his dream was to win the “Kupp forr Totting-ham”.
We knew that Ossie didn’t grow up in Argentina kicking a ball in his replica Bobby Smith shirt, greasing his hair into a Cyril Knowles up and over and prising the “Yiddos” in his local cathedral.

Now we get Robinho’s representative Wagner Ribeiro telling us with a straight face: “The dream of Chelsea is broken because Real Madrid will not even negotiate. It is impossible to advance any conversation. Next summer we will sort out the situation if people can show some sense.”

What the dream is we can guess at, and it starts with “m” and ends in “oney”.

Nobody dreams of playing for Chelsea, besides sons of men who work on flower stalls, lawn mower enthusiasts and the born again Christian butcher in Spittlefields market.

Oh, and Robinho, born in the footballing backwater of Sao Paulo, playing for little known Santos FC and starting for sporting minnows Brazil…



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