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Yado Mambo

edited October 2012 in General Charlton
http://bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19790087

One month loan to afc Wimbledon.

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    My wife is the friend of Simon Bassey (caretaker manager of AFC Wimbeldon) and i have got to know him quite well. He was telling me that they are thread bare and was desperate to get in a couple of central defenders and midfielders yesterday. He is good friends with CP and was the main reason that Jason Euell went there on loan last season.
    Came as no suprise when i see this happen yesterday.
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    Was there any point in us giving him a 1 year contract.
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    Yes, we are keeping our options open which makes sense. We don't want another Danny Shittu or Micahel Turner if we can help it. Would guess this may be one of his last chances though.
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    Yes, we are keeping our options open which makes sense. We don't want another Danny Shittu or Micahel Turner if we can help it. Would guess this may be one of his last chances though.

    There doesn't seem much chance of that, we've been remarkably generous with him considering the level of football he's played so far
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    CB's can be late developers...witness Michael Turner, and from some years ago Matthew Elliot...not his last chance i reckon.
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    edited October 2012
    Makes you appreciate how exceptional Rufus was to get in the team so young- and then stay there!
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    I think he's an excellent player, Mambo. I hope he proves himself to be a talent and remains a player with us or a while.
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    He will go on loan to league 1 by christmas, and will end up playing for us next season, replacing Taylor in our defensive choices.
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    sam3110 said:

    He will go on loan to league 1 by christmas, and will end up playing for us next season, replacing Taylor in our defensive choices.

    I hope not,really do not rate him as a Championship defender.Have watched him since he was sixteen so this is not a knee jerk reaction.

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    He is progressing though, and he has pace and is comfortable on the ball from what I have seen, which are traits that modern centre halfs need. I think we are too quick to dismiss players when they are young, not everyone peaks at 18
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    sam3110 said:

    He is progressing though, and he has pace and is comfortable on the ball from what I have seen, which are traits that modern centre halfs need. I think we are too quick to dismiss players when they are young, not everyone peaks at 18

    In support of what you say it is worth remembering that one Chris Solly esq, partly because of injuries admittedly perhaps, did not establish himself as a league 1 first teamer until the age of 20.

    Centre halves do mature later so let's see where we are with Mambo come the end of the season.
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    Halix said:

    Makes you appreciate how exceptional Rufus was to get in the team so young- and then stay there!

    And for the older ones...Paul Elliott and Peter Reeves
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    This has to Mambo Loan Number Five surely?
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    Not the last chance saloon at all IMHO. Even if he doesn't make it with us it doesn't mean he can't break through elsewhere. Must have something the coaching staff like otherwise he would have gone already.
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    Hope he does well there. He is progressing each year, but he's 21 soon, at some point he needs to make an impact at first team level.

    Not sure he has pace or is comfortable on the ball - though they are probably Cort's biggest weaknesses, didn't stop him forcing his way into the team.
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    edited October 2012
    Halix said:

    Makes you appreciate how exceptional Rufus was to get in the team so young- and then stay there!

    Not quite true. 5 Charlton players got pro contracts in the same year as Rufus. Linger,Newton, and Sturgess all made the first team years before him, and even Danny Mills (the other one) who only ever made 2 sub appearances got a run out a year before Rufus.

    (oh and for the pedants I know that Gray and Aphia also got pro contacts that year but never played)
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    That Mambo never got a game, even when we were in the 3rd division, isn't a good sign, it's not like a Michael Turner or Shittu struggling to break into a PL team. It was disappointing that he couldn't even find a L2 side last season, he'll finally make his league debut with AFC Wimbledon.
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    Good to see him getting a gig at a league side rather than another non-league team.
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    think he'll get a couple more years, the u21 team is there to give players like mambo more of a chance and more time to develop.

    How old was Fortune when he made his debut for us?
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    Seeing him in training a couple of times he is a winner, shouting at people, no respect for reputations within the squad, he was ordering everyone about and smashing people left, right and centre also had the right arse when his team lost the 5 a-side.

    Maybe that's part of the reason they've kept him, they can see his detemination, grit and will to succeed.
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    think he'll get a couple more years, the u21 team is there to give players like mambo more of a chance and more time to develop.

    How old was Fortune when he made his debut for us?

    Fortune was about to turn 21.
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    dickplumb said:

    sam3110 said:

    He will go on loan to league 1 by christmas, and will end up playing for us next season, replacing Taylor in our defensive choices.

    I hope not,really do not rate him as a Championship defender.Have watched him since he was sixteen so this is not a knee jerk reaction.

    Surely you hope so, because he has developed and is talented enough to hold down a championship squad place

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    Scoham said:

    think he'll get a couple more years, the u21 team is there to give players like mambo more of a chance and more time to develop.

    How old was Fortune when he made his debut for us?

    Fortune was about to turn 21.
    And he made his debut in the Prem.
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