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Herita Ilunga

Squad Number: 23
Position: Defender
Born: 25th Feb 1982 (Kinshasa)
Signed: 1st Jul 2009 (£2,400,000)
Contract: 4 years
Previous Club: Toulouse

KUMB Awards: Best Signing (runner up) 2008/09; Worst Player (third place) 2011/12.

Ilunga arrived in September 2008 from French outfit Toulouse and filled the left-back slot vacated by George McCartney.

The 26 year-old defender spent most of the 2008 summer transfer window being linked with a move to Britain with Newcastle and Celtic also strongly linked.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Herita Ilunga is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Herita Ilunga is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

1-2 v Aldershot Town (h) 24th August 2011
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Carew, 50) Enough is enough. He is a liability and has played a part in each of the three last-minute goals we've conceded this season.

2-2 v Leeds United (h) 21st August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Still looks a week link to me. Looks occasionally good going forward but his distribution was weak and he’s a worry defensively. Hurry up Linda.

4-0 v Watford (a) 16th August 2011
by Brian Evans

His best performance for us for the best part of a couple of years. Solid at the back, good going forward.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

On the showing of the two matches so far he looks to be a weak link. Some occasional good defensive work is all too often undone by lapses of the sort we saw against Cardiff. Distribution also leaves much to be desired and the arrival of McCartney is likely to see future outings limited.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by East Stand Martin

Generally poor, sloppy in possession and about to be replaced by George McCartney, one would assume.

0-1 v Cardiff City (h) 7th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Looked ok – for about an hour. Ran out of steam alarmingly quickly and we’ll draw a quiet veil over the goal shall we.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

3-2 v Nottingham Forest (h) 30th January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Given that he's now been left out of the 25 this may just have been his final match for us. Never looked like the player we had on loan.

1-1 v Everton (a) 28th December 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Comments to follow.

3-1 v Fulham (a) 26th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Did not play.

0-3 v Liverpool (a) 20th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Blackpool (h) 13th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Not a patch on the player of a couple of years ago. I suspect a spell on the bench will be the order of the day once Da Costa is fit again.

2-2 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 10th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Birmingham City (a) 6th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Arsenal (a) 30th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Given a tough time – just before Faubert did his jump Ilunga dis exactly the sam ething but got away with it.

1-2 v Newcastle United (h) 23rd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Barrera, 69 mins) Went walkabout for the winner, causing Gabbidon to get drawn out of the centre.

1-1 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 16th October 2010
by Staff Writer

Did not play.

1-1 v Fulham (h) 2nd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Did not play.

1-3 v Chelsea (h) 11th September 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Relatively solid but failed to prevent Essien's first header.

0-3 v Manchester United (a) 28th August 2010
by Staff Writer

A better second half. But otherwise poor again.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 21st August 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Solid enough without really catching the eye.

0-3 v Aston Villa (a) 14th August 2010
by Staff Writer

More like second season Ilunga than first season. Which doesn't bode well.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

2-0 v Birmingham City (h) 10th February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Combined well with Diamanti in the first half before injury curtailed his part in the proceedings.

0-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 28th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Chelsea (h) 20th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Some good touches, particularly going forward.

1-3 v Bolton (a) 15th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Birmingham City (a) 12th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-4 v Manchester United (h) 5th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Seems at least a yard short of pace at the moment.

5-3 v Burnley (h) 28th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Some good stuff early on but caught out of position a few times second half. Notably for the third goal.

2-1 v Aston Villa (h) 4th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Injured before he got going.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 31st October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Distribution left much to be desired and I’ve docked him a point for his unnecessary reaction to Jones’ push – the Sunderland man was walking anyway.

2-2 v Arsenal (h) 25th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of the threat came from down his flank. Got forward well on occasion but crossing was poor.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 17th October 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Fulham (h) 4th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Got into some decent positions in the second half but seemed to develop a cloak of invisibility as far as his team-mates were concerned.

1-3 v Manchester City (a) 28th September 2009
by Hammer John

God knows what he was doing for the third goal, he had his hand up for offside before the free kick was even taken and then got beaten in the air by Tevez!

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 22nd September 2009
by Hammer John

Always available as an outlet, but not his best game.

2-3 v Liverpool (h) 19th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Just back from injury and it showed. However, there were a few signs that there could be a bit of a partnership developing with Hines.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Andy Stansfield

Decent runout until the head injury left him looking a trifle unsteady.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Decent runout until the head injury left him looking a trifle unsteady.

2-0 v Beijing Guoan (n) 31st July 2009
by Staff Writer

Made some good forays into enemy territory; untested in the main defensively.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 24th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Usual reliable display and played a fine part in the goal.

0-3 v Liverpool (h) 9th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Okish defensively but failed to link up in any meaningful way with Stanislas.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 2nd May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Probably the defender in our back four who had the quietest game as Stoke appeared to prefer our right hand side as a focus for their attacks.

0-1 v Chelsea (h) 25th April 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Ok defensively but I thought we could have had a bit more from him going forward.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th April 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A quiet, steady game. Harshly booked towards the end.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st March 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Battled well throughout and stuck to his job.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 16th March 2009
by Gordon Thrower

An off-day. Started with a foul throw and went downhill from there.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 16th March 2009
by John Simkin

His worst game so far for the club. Rarely got forward and when he did he had difficulty keeping the ball in play.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 21st February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Not one of his better games today – was a bit too wasteful with the ball.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 21st February 2009
by John Simkin

Couple of good attacking runs but was caught out of position for the second goal.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by John Simkin

His overlapping on the left caused constant problems for the Middlesbrough defence. Capped off a fine performance with the equalizing goal.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by East Stand Martin

One of the few that didn’t have an off day. Nice finish for the goal – perhaps he could give lessons to one or two of the squad.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

One of the few that didn’t have an off day. Nice finish for the goal – perhaps he could give lessons to one or two of the squad.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by John Simkin

His reputation goes before him and Giggs and Ronaldo spent their time working on Neill’s failings.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Solid enough at the back but a bit reluctant to get forward.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by East Stand Martin

Not his normal swashbuckling self going forward but a decent job on the defensive side of things.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Not his normal swashbuckling self going forward but a decent job on the defensive side of things.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by John Simkin

Was unable to go forward as often as normal but rarely looked like he was going to be beaten in defensive positions.

2-0 v Hull City (h) 28th January 2009
by John Simkin

Never troubled in defence and spent most of the time going forward.

2-0 v Hartlepool United (a) 24th January 2009
by John Simkin

Found a lot of space in advanced positions in the first half but failed to provide good enough crosses.

3-1 v Fulham (h) 18th January 2009
by John Simkin

Another assured performance from a player who makes very few mistakes.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 10th January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Supposedly we have an option to sign permanently. I hope so. Credited with an assist for Cole’s goal.

3-0 v Barnsley (h) 3rd January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another good run-out for the chap from the Congo. Nice to see him on the score-sheet having threatened a few times this season.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by East Stand Martin

An easy afternoon at the back but when we were going forward he lacked support from the midfield. All too often he was given the ball with nobody alongside to provide extra width.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by Gordon Thrower

An easy afternoon at the back but when we were going forward he lacked support from the midfield. All too often he was given the ball with nobody alongside to provide extra width.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

Not as impressive going forward as he has been of late but sound enough defensively. Not sure how serious the knock was.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Not as impressive going forward as he has been of late but sound enough defensively. Not sure how serious the knock was.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

Another strong performance from the left back who looked tight in defence and strong going forward.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Another strong performance from the left back who looked tight in defence and strong going forward.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (a) 1st November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Some have expressed concern about Cheri defensively but I thought he did ok today.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th October 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Pick of the bunch for me.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 28th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Has had an impressive start to his career. Stronger tests than Newcastle and Fulham are to come but early signs are that we have a useful player here.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Alex Shilling

Looked good on his home debut and linked up well with Etherington.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Continued on from where he left off at West Brom. Solid defensively and played some fine balls down the line.

2-3 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 13th September 2008
by East Stand Martin

Seems to have a decent passing range and plenty of pace. However his positional play will need a little work.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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