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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Adriano wins an award :)

The fat Inter Milan striker has been voted the worst soccer player of 2006 by Italian radio.
The Golden Dustbin, as the medal is kindly entitled, is voted for every year by listeners of the RAI station, and over last years has been won by such other luminaries as Rivaldo, Nicola Legrotaglie and Christian Viery.
Out of the 10,000 votes cast, Adriano garnered a whopping 3,215 (or 32.5% of the ballot) to beat Milanisti pair Ricardo Oliveira and Alberto Gilardino to top spot in the list.

Adriano's form over the last calendar year has been terrible, the 'goal ace' not having quite lived up to his billing with a unfruitful patch that has lasted since March.
Such are his troubles, the Brazilian was sent back home to rest and regain his focus at the end of October, but the recommendation of sun, sea and sand does not seem to have worked.
Adriano is now back at the Giuseppe Meazza, but he looks heavy and out of sorts, and the goalless streak continues with no sign of it ending any time soon.
Even coach Roberto Mancini has failed to be overcome by his striker's reaction after taking a holiday mid-season.
"Adriano is not in good physical condition and is having a few problems," the Inter boss unassuming.