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[Archived] New Deal For Mokoena?


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A bit after the final whistle of the Vetra game I was on my way home and a big Hum-Vee jeep effort joined the motorway at Darwen and sped off at a real rate of knots. I reckoned it was a footballer, although the missus reckoned that she sees loads of these vehicles knocking about!

Surprisingly we caught up with it (I was in a Renault Megane!) enough to have a peer in the window and I'm pretty sure Moko was driving and Benny might have been a passenger.

I know that's nothing exciting, but there you go...!

I thought he'd got a driving ban (OK, he might have served it) so better not tell the boys in blue!

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The Axe has improved tremendously in the last 12 months. I thought he was a more than adequate sub for Savage yesterday. One or two misplaced passes, but he makes himself available and linked play up well. A good tackler and a much better header of the ball than anyone else in the middle. I have no worries about him.

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I agree. I think that he's coming on in leaps and bounds and is no longer recognisable as the player with a shovel for a foot that he was. I'm still worried about his tendency for making ridiculous challenges, though! He's still young, and will improve further.

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I really liked Mokoena when he signed with Nelsen and felt he was nearly as important as us for Nelsen when we were playing 451 in that season. I remember him playing very well against Norwich at home. It was when we signed Bellamy and went 442 the next season he was poor but glad to see he's improving. I like him.

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I'm another fan of The Axe. As already mentioned he has played his best football for us in a 4-5-1 and took time to adapt to playing in a 4 man midfield. At first he was comical but when he was given a regular place in the side he has shown to be more than capable replacement for savage. I think Hughes rates him too - I remember a comment not so long ago about keeping players happy and that good players like Mokoena cant be kept out of the side for too long.

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Never been Mokoena's biggest fan but got to be honest he's improved a hell of a lot.

I've no qualms whatsoever about him filling Sav's boots while he's injured, don't think I'd have said that 12 months ago.

Nor would many of our supporters. The Axe's progress is a huge feather in his cap and, um, the caps of his coaches!

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A good 5 or 6 years from him left then!

IF in January Fulham still want to pay £5m for Roberts would you take it? I would!

I'd be sad to see Jay Rob go as we've definitely not seen the best of him yet.

On the other hand he is injury-prone and there's no doubt that Santa does a similar job with better finishing.

I think we should wait til summer at least. A decent cup run (or 2 :)) will add loads of games to our schedule and we'll need the cover.

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A good 5 or 6 years from him left then!

IF in January Fulham still want to pay £5m for Roberts would you take it? I would!

Id snatch their hand off for 5 million quid, imagine who hughes would bring in with that sort of cash given his expertise in the transfer market. All his stomping around and moodyness; just before he got injured put me off him.

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