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Word of his prowess grew on the web, where football fantasies are fed

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Touré and Adebayor play for love not money in Barnsley friendly

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Robinho strikes as Brazil win in style

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Arabs attack 'City price' imposed on players

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'I'm happy at City' insists Robinho

Manchester City's record signing Robinho has ruled out an imminent return to Brazil with Santos.

Robinho wants transfer to Brazil

Robinho is unsatisfied at Manchester City and wants to return to Santos where he began his career, the president of the Brazilian club said Friday.

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Home comforts bring best out of Robinho

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Ronaldo sulks as United stroll

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Former United warrior faces a tough task in trying to stem rampant red tide

Elano: 'I have to play. It just proves what I said was right'

On the eve of the Manchester derby, Elano tells Ian Herbert why he feels vindicated by his rise in form after his rows with City manager Mark Hughes
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