We built this city on roque and roll.
A sample of some of the dreadful headlines we could be subjected to.
So what can City expect?.
They can take advantage of the Roque Santa Cruz cult status as an instant impact provider. And his evolution as an assist leader adept at creating goal scoring opportunities for others even while his own goal scoring stalls.
With Olimpia he scored 13 goals in 23 appearances leading them to a Paraguayan championship in 1999. He was named the player of the year. That year also saw scintillating performances at the U-20 FIFA World Cup and then later in the Copa America for the senior squad.
He joined Bayern in 1999 and in his first 11 appearances scored 5 goals helping them to a Bundesliga title. However, subsequent seasons saw a sharp drop in productivity and appearances curtailed through injuries. Roque finished his Bayern career with a decidedly average total of 38 goals in 189 appearances.
Blackburn became the next beneficiary of the Roque instant impact parade. He scored in the opening day match against Middlesbrough after just three touches. More was to follow and he ended the 2008 season with 19 goals AND a gaudy 7 assists. His aerial ability not only helped him to score but created scoring opportunities for others. His production dropped in the 2009 season due to injuries. He scored 4 goals AND assisted in two others in 9 appearances.
So Man City can expect an instant spike in goal scoring. With Roque patrolling the front and heading down those long balls and crosses into the path of Robinho and Steven Ireland and scoring some of his own.
As for cheesy headlines I like this one best:
Man Utd we are robinho blind