VMP 2016 Final Countdown #24: Mo Babouli

Tony: 23 – His season took a curve midway. Like his hair.

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While it wasn’t quite the breakout year that many had hoped for Mo Babouli, he did gobble up some valuable minutes in his 16 appearances with the big boy club. Sadly for Mo, two things didn’t come to fruit in 2016: He didn’t hit the net; and the Mo Waterfall haircut never really took off.

Hard to say where things go for the 24-year old who ended up at 24 on this list. It’s always great to see “one of our own” develop into a mainstay in the first team but it may be a numbers game. Babouli is likely going to be on the end of the domino trail of TFC’s depth hunt. If the club stocks up on more proven talent up top then he may fall victim to a lack of opportunity and being forced to cast his career net elsewhere.

No matter what – he will never be the worst Mo connected with Toronto FC

Highest Ranking: 18

Lowest Ranking: 25

Mark: 19 – Lots of raw talent. I’m a fan of Mr. Babouli.

Duncan: 22 – There’s definitely potential here, showed some skill and is well worth keeping around, but it didn’t quite work for him. Looks like a guy with a lot of talent who missed out on a few years of pro training, which is exactly what he is. Future CPL superstar.

Kristin: 24 – I want to like him more than I do.  Clearly a hard worker with some skill but may have too much of a hill to climb to make it in the ‘bigs’.  Sure to rock the CPL.

Richard B. – the poor man’s Carlos Tevez. No…make that the homeless man’s Tevez

Duane – Look, he may have hit his ceiling, but his story is still great

Mark HSV – Showed some creativity and a bit of an offensive spark, but not much else. An interesting player for the future.

Jen – He was on the field a few times

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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