Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Al Fayed Heaps Praise on McBride!

Al Fayed Heaps Praise on McBride!

With the media now linking Brian McBride with a link up with Toronto, the tributes continue to pour in for the forward who will be sadly missed at Craven Cottage.

Yesterday, we focussed on a glowing reference from Roy Hodgson, today, we`re proud to be able to report that McBride, who won the 'Player of the Year` award twice in the four and a half years he was at the club, has received a glowing tribute from none other than Mr Al Fayed.

In a statement released on the official site, Mr Al Fayed had this to say about the player who never once flinched in the face of adversity,

"Over the past four and a half years, Brian McBride has given tremendous service to Fulham Football Club and I would like to thank him publicly for all his efforts, on and off the pitch, following his decision to pursue new opportunities."

"Brian's unquestionable commitment and bravery on the field earned him the respect of everyone associated with Fulham and I was proud for him to lead our Club as Captain in recent times. At the beginning of last season Brian suffered a serious knee injury whilst scoring against Middlesbrough in front of the Hammersmith End but in true McBride fashion he fought his way back to fitness to lead our team to safety."

"It was only fitting that in his last game for Fulham the team secured our top flight future on a memorable afternoon at Fratton Park. His goals against Everton, Reading and Birmingham secured us three crucial wins and his performances encapsulated the spirit which consumed the Club during our fight for survival. I am delighted that he leaves the Club with truly successful memories."

"The reaction from our loyal fans following Brian`s announcement on Wednesday highlights the esteem with which Brian is held in. He has been a tremendous ambassador for Fulham Football Club and I, as Chairman, would like to thank him and wish him and his family every success for the future."


Would it be too much too hope that in the very near future Brian is afforded the chance to say a proper goodbye with a lap of Craven Cottage?

The man truly deserves it.

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Friday May 30 2008
Time: 10:58AM

Comments

0
He should do Mcbride has been amazing for fulham great shot great head and a great volleyer. Ohh and didn't we get him on the cheap?
Backslash2010
30/05/2008 15:01:00
0
I think we did, nice touch by the boss though!
Fulham Badger
30/05/2008 19:12:00
0
I wonder if some shares in Harrods could have tempted him to stay?
Al Billy
30/05/2008 19:15:00
0
I doubt it - I think he yearns for the yankee dollar!
Putney
30/05/2008 19:24:00
0
A nice video for him is now on the official site! Very good choice of song with it too! (listen to the lyrics!)
oranje_emu
30/05/2008 20:52:00
0
They have done some good videos on there. Not as good as Powerthirst though 8D
Backslash2010
30/05/2008 20:57:00
0
I'm glad to see the U.S. press got it right for a change. The LA Times story about McBride's return to the U.S. led with "The classiest player ever to put on a U.S. national team jersey is coming home." I couldn't agree more.
acrossthepond
01/06/2008 08:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

Fulham - Cairney Makes Scotland Debut

Last night, north of the border, one of the stars of our season made his international debut.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Wolves (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Button1%
Fredericks33%
Kalas0%
Ream0%
Sessegnon0%
McDonald0%
Johansen0%
Aluko33%
Cairney0%
Kebano0%
Ayite0%
Cyriac0%
Odoi33%
Malone0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment