Friday, 4 June 2010

So, farewell then, Yassin Moutaouakil

Yassin Moutaouakil has agreed to have his contract at The Valley terminated which is a generous gesture on his part with no assurance of a role elsewhere. Like Gordon Brown, nothing dignified him more than the way in which he left the post he had clung on to for so long.

Some will see the fact that the mercurial player was not used more as a management failure. I have not seen him play enough to form a judgement about his ability, nor do I know enough anything what happens at Sparrows Lane. The issue may not have been one about ability, but rather his attitude in terms of his relations with the management team, but that is pure speculation on my part.

Once again the words the newsreels used on the departure of Neville Chamberlain from Downing Street might be applied to a departing Charlton player: 'Thanks, Monsieur Moutaouakil, for all you tried to do.' And genuine best wishes for a better future elsewhere.

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