So, it’s finally all over in terms of the will-he, won’t-he, when-will-he go saga of Adebayor. We all knew he would leave the club this summer and it had threatened to put a cloud over our pre-season preparations. But, yesterday he signed for Man Shitty in a deal believed to be in the region of £22m-£25m, though we will never get confirmation of the exact, or indeed any, figure from the club itself. That can be a bit annoying at times, but I must admit that I do like the way the club keeps its cards close to its chest when it comes to transfer fees.
The boss himself had this to say on the matter and he had noticed a lingering resentment towards Adebayor over his pushing to get a move last summer. This must have also transmitted itself to the players in the squad and was certainly evident in Adebayor’s performances, and lack thereof, throughout last season. He had stopped giving a shit. I am just glad that he is gone to a club like Shitty and not a club with actual class and history like AC Milan.
Right, that’s that then. He’s gone and is now on the books of another club where I’m sure he will cause trouble in a season or two’s time.
On to footballing matters and the team got a run-out at Underhill yesterday in a 2-2 draw against Barnet. The result wasn’t at all important and it was just an exercise in building fitness in the players. Most notable of which was a run-out for the lost man of world football, Tomas Rosicky. Let’s hope that he doesn’t get any little niggling set-backs, though if he does we shouldn’t be too downhearted and these things generally happen after such a long layoff. Anyway, fingers crossed that he will not have any reaction and that he can keep building on his fitness and strength ahead of the new season.
I didn’t see the game so can’t really say much about it really, though I believe that some of the other bloggers were in attendance so check out Goonerholic and Gunnerblog for a more detailed summation of the game.
That’s about it for today. It’s nice to have the players back and it makes the start of the season proper seem all the closer. Roll on the new campaign!
Take it easy.