According to Wikipedia, these players all played for Manchester City from approximately 2008-2010. While I don't remember all the names, individually, there is a lot of talent in that list. Together, they were frightful.
The theory was that by themselves, they would focus on football. But bringing them together made them reminisce about Brazil, Samba, Sun, Fun, Rum, etc and that the football fell to the wayside.
Last year, we made a great acquisition of a Brazilian: Fernandinho. He had played in the Ukraine with told us at least two things: the physical play of the Premier League would not bother him. Neither would the cold weather.
This year, we acquired another: Fernandinho. While NOT from the Ukraine or some other frozen land, he gives us two Brazilians. Are they plotting in Portuguese to slip out late at night for Caipirinha?
We'll probably never know. But one thing can not be denied: Neither of these Brazilians is
having the season he had last year. Why? Perhaps the national disgrace of the World Cup defeat to
Germany is weighing on their souls. Perhaps it's just bad luck. Perhaps it's not even true. Or perhaps its the Caipirinha's....