Tottenham - Adebayor: Too good to last ?

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Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor is back in favour, and has now scored three goals in the last two games, after Tim Sherwood took the helm at the club earlier this week and brought the striker in from the cold.

So the Tottenham striker is back where he likes to be - the centre of attention, adored by the fans. But a word of warning for Spurs - it rarely works out long term, as Adebayor has the uncanny knack of doing the business every time he is given a new opportunity, yet falling away once the initial plaudits fade.

At Arsenal from 2006, Adebayor started on fire, and had his greatest impact in season two - when he scored 30 goals. It all went wrong the following season, however, when it was rumoured that several top international clubs were after him, his head went down and some sections of the fans accused him of not trying.

A transfer to Manchester City followed in 2009, and Adebayor scored in his first 4 appearances, before he fell out of favour and was sent out on loan to Real Madrid in January 2011. But 7 goals in 9 appearances wasn't enough for the Spanish club to make the player a permanent signing.

In August 2011, the Togo international signed for Tottenham for a season long loan, and became the club's top Premier League goal scorer that season. However, the goals dried up the following season (after his loan deal was made permanent), and Adebayor subsequently fell down the pecking order under then Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas.

Six days after Villas-Boas' sacking, with interim Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood bringing Adebayor back into the fold, the striker has scored 3 goals in 2 appearances and is back in the limelight. But will Adebayor be able to keep up the momentum, or, like a fast-fading comet, will history repeat itself and he quickly fall out of favour ?

To bastardize the old nursery rhyme: 'When he was good he was very, very good, but when he was bad he was horrid'.

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