Saturday, August 29

Maiga leaves for Saudi Arabia

Was at The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre when the news came through that Modibo Maiga has left for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia. As my pal Matt quipped by text, "to lose Kevin Nolan may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose Modibo Maiga as well looks like carelessness." The news that Maiga is leaving presumably means that Spurs' Emmanuel Adebayor is close to coming to the club on loan, otherwise we're really short up front. Felt a little sorry for Maiga, who was often played alone up front. He actually scored a good goal against Bournemouth and will be remembered for his goals against Chelsea and Spurs and a great individual effort against Southampton — overall though it just hasn't worked out.

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