Cheick Diabate

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Not sure why everyone is writing off Dyer. Seems a tad premature to me.
Just the harsh reality of the situation he faces. Despite being quite a decent prospect he is at the club at the wrong time in the wrong position. Like Will Dean being half decent isn't enough when your competition for a place in the squad are better or seen as brighter prospects. He is up against Diabate and Hartridge with Pond behind him. Once you add in Stubbs and Sweeney into the mix you already have five centre halfs contracted for next season. Therefore, unless at least one of those five is sold I cant see him being here next season. Given only him and Seymour haven't been ofefred new deals I think it's fairly clear he wont be here next season?
 

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Just the harsh reality of the situation he faces. Despite being quite a decent prospect he is at the club at the wrong time in the wrong position. Like Will Dean being half decent isn't enough when your competition for a place in the squad are better or seen as brighter prospects. He is up against Diabate and Hartridge with Pond behind him. Once you add in Stubbs and Sweeney into the mix you already have five centre halfs contracted for next season. Therefore, unless at least one of those five is sold I cant see him being here next season. Given only him and Seymour haven't been ofefred new deals I think it's fairly clear he wont be here next season?
That's pretty much how I see that. In a previous era both Dean and Dyer might well have become first team regulars but they are unlucky that Hartridge and Diabate are just that little bit better than them. I've said before that I think both of them could still find themselves playing league football in the future but it's up to them to get their heads down and prove themselves in non-league.
 

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Just been watching some of Diabate's interviews regarding his development at Exeter and he comes across as a very strong and focussed individual. As a young black muslim boy from South London to come down here away from family and friends, get shipped out to places like Bideford and Truro and to remain totally grounded and able to take whatever gets thrown at him and still develop as a person and a player is quite inspirational. My advice is enjoy him now as he won't be with us for too much longer I suspect.
 

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going to be busy with the media boys...tonight's winner v Orient ensures another interview and we still haven't had the presentation of January's Player of the Month yet...
 
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