December 28th 2008.
That was the last time Manchester City striker Robinho scored a goal for the world's richest club. Since then, a lot of things have happened.
Barack Obama became the first black president of America.
A plane landed in the Hudson River in New York.
Josef Fritzel was sentenced to life in prison.
So just what has happened to the little Brazilian?
Well since his last goal at Ewood Park back at Christmas, the 25-year old has been accused of assault, stormed out of a training camp in Tenerife to go home and celebrate his birthday and has, in turn completely destroyed the team-spirit at Eastlands.
Other than that it has been business as usual for the former Real Madrid man. Robinho has continued to frustrate his City team-mates with that horrible attitude of his. Maybe the arrival of Craig Bellamy in January has had something to do with his poor run of form.
Just weeks after Bellamy's arrival at the club, it was reported in several papers that the pair had had a bust-up following the side's 2-0 defeat to Portsmouth last month. The Welsh international denied the claims, however Robinho never said anything.
There is no doubt that Robinho is very temperamental. If things don't go his way he is always quick to spit the dummy out and that is evident in the Bellamy case.
Robinho doesn't want to be at City. Simple as that. He spends every game moaning and traipsing around the field looking completely uninterested when the ball isn't around him. As my dad would say : "He is doing everything half-heartily".
Bull**** Robihno is in the toughest and best league in the world its true his form has dipped since the 5-1 win over hull but brazillians don't tend to settle in as quick so get off his back and let him get a taste of English football. I don't think we will be seeing much for this season but, hoping that he stays, I think he will be twice the player he is this season
Jonny, I sure hope your right!
As a City fan myself, obviously I want Robinho to play brilliantly week in week out and lets hope his current form is just a little blip.
Unless we bring a whole heap of world class players to Eastlands in the summer, I would be very surprised to see the little Brazilian stick around much longer.
He's playing left midfield and he's still scored more goals than Torres this year. I also don't think he's destroyed the team spirit at Eastland or he's unhappy. From what I see at the games he's does a fair bit of tracking back and work and has a smile on his face. He doesn't cover 20k like Wright-Phillips might but that's not his style of play and never will. He never went home for his birthday either... it was obviously to speak to his family about the interview with the police he was having the week after.
im sorry but he played well when he arrived, its clear to anyone he doesnt want to be at city, he has already prooven he can cut it in the prem he just clearly wants to do it elsewhere