Hello, I’m Patrick Brusnahan (karateandfriendship), one of the latest additions to the Boardroom of this blog. Looking forward to this new project greatly and you’ll be seeing me around here a lot more.
Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s get into my profile of one of the biggest, and most controversial, African players to grace the Premier League: Emmanuel Adebayor.
In generic newspaper articles that you may find on the Metro or the Daily Sport, they usually profile players with a “Highs and Lows” panel to try and sum up a player with as little words as they can manage. There are few players that can honestly they have had as extreme high and lows as Adebayor.
The Togolese striker, born in 1984 (the year, not the Orwellian novel), started off at Sporting Club de Lome before quickly moving to Metz in 2001, helping the team’s promotion into Ligue 1 the following year. It can be said that Metz helped greatly to develop the player, as they have with other high profile players, such as Louis Saha and Robert Pires. Maybe he also got his arrogant attitude from the prominent French culture that is on display in France. This is merely conjecture, but worth thinking about. When you have nothing better to do.