The Mo Fofana Show
Everyone is slating Wrexham, including Manager Morrell, yet in reality Mo Fofana was everywhere yesterday, with Brown, Boyce, Newton and Gray also having superb games. Credit where credit is due, Lincoln simply did not let the Dragons’s play a passing game that would have destroyed us. The Imps defensive team performance was superb as the 4-2-3 elements of the Sincil mangler strangled another side into submission.
Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
Mo Fofana, is a natural athletic footballer, typical of those who bounce around the clubs in and around the French Peripherique. The French capital has an embarrassment of talent, but only a few like Vieira and Fofana have the heart. He also has a manager that realises he is keen to learn so that he can adapt and flourish in the English game. Vieira had Wenger, Mo has Simmo.
When Mo played as a central defender in pre-season he realised that time was of the essence, with positional sense, control and careful tackling the difference between a goal and a clean sheet. He has taken this on board to improve him as a central defensive midfield player, but he is also now aware of how and why the central defensive pairing need to be shielded.
Mo was rested for Cambridge but in the three games he has started and one substitute appearance he has been a different player this season. Yes he is very one footed, as the run showed yesterday, but he is certainly learning his trade and growing in confidence too. Mo deserved a perfect 10 yesterday because he played his role to perfection against experienced players who came across him everywhere they went. Wrexham were limited to crosses and diagonal balls that are meat and drink to Brown and Boyce.
Outstanding Mo, keep improving at this rate and who knows?
Mo’s 2013/14 Imp Stats
Mo’s STMI Averages
|FULL NAME||Mamadou Fofana|
|DATE OF BIRTH||7 January 1988 (age 25)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sarcelles, France|
|HEIGHT||6 ft 1 in (1.81 m)|
|WEIGHT||12st 4lbs (78.2kg)|
|POSITION: CD / DM / CM|
|CURRENT CLUB||Lincoln City / 1 year deal|