Is there anyone else apart from me who has wondered if Adebayor will continue his ridiculously high number of off-sides now he has joined City?
I think we are about to get a true view of who was really to blame for what seemed like repeated school boy errors.
The number was so high that I thought the finger of blame has to be pointed at the coaching staff and as the buck stops with Wenger, he surely must shoulder the lion share of the blame.
But it happened so often and seemed so obvious that I got to the point of saying to myself that Wenger cannot be that thick to continually allow this to happen, week in and week out.
I reasoned there must be more to it and even got to the point of wondering after the CL game at Old Trafford if Adebayor was getting off-side on purpose to slow the play down as a means of taking the pressure of off the defence.
This, I understand, was met with ridicule and I do not blame anyone for taking that view. Although, in my defence, I suspect the first time the idea of a professional foul was considered possible, some years ago, within the gentlemanly, cricket mentality that prevailed in this country; that too, was met with incredulity and disbelief.
I have watched that game again and still wonder if that was the case; but, there is no such excuse for being off side the number of times he was in games in which we were totally dominant.
Anyway, I get to my point; Mark Hughs, love him or hate him, I only said that because it was part of an expression, I know we all hate him; anyway again, Mark Hughs was a successful centre forward and knows a lot about playing that position, it is going to be interesting to see if he can sort Adebayor’s off-side problem out – I suspect he will, and do so very quickly.
The result will be that the anti-Wenger brigade will be handed a veritable arsenal of ammunition to attack him with.