Date: 1st September 2006 at 7:12am
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Down to the bare loans, after Pompey captures their third signing of the day, on loan. This deal will become permanent if he impresses over the course of the season.

Douala has won 13 international caps for Cameroon and agreed to the deal while preparing for an African Cup of nations match against Rwanda.

The player who is a natural winger but can also play up-front.

Rudolph Mbela Douala was born September 25, 1978 in Douala. He is a Cameroonian footballer which would see him play in the african cup of nations.

He is an international midfielder/forward player and is known for being very fast. Douala started his career in St. Etienne but became more famous in Portugal, playing by Boavista FC, UniĆ£o de Leiria and now in Sporting.
Details
Name: Rudolph Mbela Douala
DOB: 25.09.1978 (28)
Weight: 75kg
Height: 176cm

Video

Watch a goal scored by Doula

So That`s It!

Late into the night, Toddy moved to Wigan on loan despite having scored two goals this season. With Lua returning in a few weeks and the signing of two strikers, Toddy would have been way down the pecking order. I would like to wish Toddy the best of luck at his new club.

Pompey end the summer with the following squad;

Goalkeepers

David James
Dean Kiely
Jamie Ashdown

Defenders

Matty Taylor
Dejan Stefanovic
??????..
Sol Campbell
Linvoy Primus
Andy O`Brien
Noe Pamarot
??????..
Glen Johnson
Richard Duffy
Andy Griffin

Midfield

Niko Kranjcar
Korroman
??????
Pedro Mendes
Sean Davis
Manuel Fernandes
Richard Hughes
??????
David Thompson
Gary O`Neil

Strikers

Benjani
Lua Lua
Rudolph Douala
Andy Cole
Kanu
Ivica Mornar

Harry has to be happy with that squad (which I will review later) but I want your opinion on this transfer window, are you happy? We may not have spent that much in transfer fees but wages, we will have one of the biggest wage bills outside the top four.

David James (1.2 million)
Andy Cole (500k)

Sol Campbell (free)
David Thompson (free)
Kanu (free)

Koroman (loan)
Manuel Fernandes (loan)
Niko Kranjcar (3.5 million, sorry!)
Rudolph Doula (loan)
Glen Johnson (loan)


I think Pompey fans should be delighted, we have great squad depth and a top ten finish has to be a realistic aim now!

Paul Fisher