Patrice Muamba – Continuing To Look Positive

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has left  London for the first time since the horrific events of  last Saturday at White Hart Lane, when 23 year-old Fabrice Muamba was fighting for his life.

Patrice Muamba with fiance Shuana earlier this year

As may be expected,  the story has been reported around the world, and there is hope there could be a good ending to this story.

There’s every indication that Patrice is now a lot better, although he’s not fully out of the woods yet.

But we have to say we have been so impressed by the Bolton club, and especially Owen Coyle with the way they have handled this tragic event, and  concentrated only on the health of their midfield player.

The good news of course is that the 23 year-old is now speaking in both French and English, and when he saw his fiance Shuana on Tuesday afternoon, he asked her where’s Josh? – their 3 year-old son Joshua.

Patrice also asked what the result of the Spurs – Bolton game was – so that’s also good news and he had a conversation with Bolton manager yesterday, which will remain private.

But of course the match was rightly abandoned by referee Howard Webb, who also handled the situation expertly.

We’ll never forget the looks on the faces of the fans at White Hart Lane when resuscitation attempts were being made on the 23 year-old,  and for a rare time it has brought out the humanity of people the world over.

That’s good.

Coyle and Muamba’s father have apparently also talked through the immediate future, and whether to play Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

But the father wants the team to play – and play for his son – so Coyle will be back at Bolton today and decide whether his squad is ready – after the emotionally crippling events of last Saturday.

And there were a number of Bolton players visiting Muamba yesterday, including club captain Kevin Davies, team captain Nigel Reo-Coker, Mark Davies and Darren Pratley.

And while the Lancashire club was ready to forfeit the FA Cup quarter final to Tottenham earlier this week, if Muamba continues to do well, they could even go ahead with the replay of the game next Tuesday.

Things are looking a lot better for Muamba, but we still have to remain guarded in our optimism.

We continue to hope and pray that Patrice Muamba comes through this fit and well.

24 comments so far

  • Phatoon

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    I hope Fabrice pulls through ok. Will this be the end for his career though? Massive shame if it is, still has years left as a footballer.

    On another note, I live in Southampton, if Saints get promoted then I hopefully will be able to watch the game down here. What’s the deal with getting “away tickets” these days? Just asking so I can plan in advance 🙂

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    @1 agree with your sentiments and hope he could return to football but I’ve got massive doubts.
    and i want the saints to get promoted as i have a soft spot for them

  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3

    All shall be well only God knows his plans for Muamba and i hope and pray he defies odds…this is a young man lovely person with a young family and is a hard worker…Really painful and i hope we can accept God’s way…

    I would like to see him on the pitch again one-day……could be the youngest manager 🙂

    wierd but i too hope Saints pull through more so i can laugh when Pardew beats his old club 🙂

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Hope is can regain full fitness and rejoins the game. I’m sure that if his career on the field is over his career in the game is not.

    Good luck fabrice!

  • Vask

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #5

    I think the paramedics and physios desrve more credit than god. It was an unfortunate event that was made more fortunate by the skilled health professionals at the game. Don’t think god has out to do with it.

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh no, here comes a religious debate!

  • Vask

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Not from me, I’m too busy to try and change the minds of religious fanatics.
    I just wanted to give credit to the people that, ultimately, saved the lad’s life.
    I will not be entering into any conversations that arise from that.

    Good luck to Fabrice and his family what ever the future holds for them.

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Vask….like how you try and appear to not start a debate on religion, but can’t help but put your opinion in there whilst throwing a punch at religious fanatics…good job 🙂

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #9

    On Fabrice…wish the guy all the luck to get well. Such a sad incident, hopefully some good news will come from it.

  • Thump

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Agreed Pard Who, I think he’ll have a job for life at Bolton in some capacity – and rightly so.

    Off topic but this just popped up on my Twitter feed:

    Interesting read.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #11

    The DatingforParents lasses are so much fitter than the Mature dating ones.

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #12

    sticky laptop Jail???

  • Vask

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Cheers Ibiza. 😉

    Good article thump, quite heavy reading, but comprehensive nonetheless.

  • eric

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Good luck

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Not from mature !

  • bob

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Alan_Pard_Who Knob head!

  • lewytoon

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #17

    fabrice not patrice, ed says patrice like 10 times

  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Without God’s guidance they will not have achieved the miraculous Job they did.

  • ted

    Mar 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #19


  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Honestly. Let’s not touch on religion. Nothing can be gained, only people being seriously offended.

  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #21

    With God on my side i fear nothing. I hope Muamba lives to inspire many

  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #22

    What’s up papi?

    Can you not respect a simple request to leave religion out of the blog?????

    Religion like politics can never be resolved on mediums such as these so better not to go there ok??


    Mar 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    gr8 news . glad his recoverng 🙂 .

  • Krul Blow

    Mar 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #24



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