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The Mystery Of The Missing Madjo

Guy Madjo's loan at Plymouth Argyle ended after today's game at Exeter City.

The Aldershot striker signed for the Pilgrims' in September, initially for one month but the loan deal was later extended.

The 28-year old returns to Aldershot after making 14 appearances for Argyle, nine starts and four substitute appearances and scoring three goals.

Madjo made a good impression during the early games of his loan spell at Home Park, the team finally had a striker who could run the channels, hold the ball up, bring other players into play, add some strength to the attack and more importantly pose a goal threat.
In fact, Madjo has been Argyle's best striker this season and yet manager Carl Fletcher has not picked him for a match-day squad for the last three games.
He was also an unused substitute in the games against Dorchester and Bradford when Argyle were losing. The introduction of Madjo in those games might have seen Argyle remain in the FA Cup and pick-up a point or three.

Madjo's last start was the game against Burton on 7th November and his two goals against Rochdale in October gave Argyle a win before the team went on a run of ten games before winning again.

In total Madjo has been available for 20 games (not including the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy game against his parent club) and only started in nine.

With the team on a bad run the omission of Madjo is a complete mystery.
One theory is that the loan deal agreed with Aldershot included extra payments if the striker reached a certain target and with Madjo just one game short of ten starts and one game short of a total of 15 appearances that scenario could be true.
However, Fletcher recently admitted that he didn't select Madjo because other players were better at defending set-pieces.

It's a little bizarre to not pick a striker because he can't defend.

If Madjo has been injured and couldn't play then why didn't Fletcher say so?

Madjo seemed a popular player amongst the squad and last week was pictured visiting children in a hospital in Plymouth along with the rest of the squad.

Anyway, thanks Guy, it's a pity you didn't play more games for Argyle, good luck for the future!




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Writer: Ian De-Lar Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 15 2012

Time: 7:08PM

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Whether it's true or not the story doing the rounds in the Lyndhurst is that Guy fell out of favour with Carl Fletcher for the same reason he did with Dean Holdsworth at Aldershot. Turning up late for training and games. Nothing at all to do with his footballing ability. If that is the reason it reflects badly for the Argyle management team who left the player most likely to upset opposing defenders.
Peverell Green
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16/12/2012 08:59:00

If there are discipline issues then the club would be within its rights to cancel the loan and send Madjo back to Aldershot and save some money.
Pilly
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16/12/2012 10:33:00

I would love to see Madjo return in January, he has been our best striker and I don't understand why he hasn't played much.
greenlad
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16/12/2012 18:48:00

 

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