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Anorak | Robinho attacks Man City team-mates. Or how to spin a story from nothing

Robinho attacks Man City team-mates. Or how to spin a story from nothing

by | 2nd, December 2008

THE richest club in the world (aka Man City) are on the express highway to becoming the new Chelski, and so the tabloids are desperate for some good City stories.

These stories come in two delicious flavours:

1. Bullshit transfer rumours: _________ (insert name of world-class star here; Kaka, for example) wants to join the City revolution. Yeah, of course he does.

2. Bullshit ‘Unease at City’ rumours: Aw, look how how unhappy ‘megastar’ Robinho is to be playing for ‘the wrong Manchester’.

In the wake of City’s 1-0 defeat to Man Yoo in the Manc derby on Sunday, sports editors pounced on an innocuous quote by Robinho:

“City have good players but the mentality of a small side. What they lack is the mentality of champions.”

Fair enough City do have the mentality of a small side, when compared with Real Madrid (whom Robinho was comparing them with), and they haven’t won anything in ages.

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