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Hodgson on Signing West Ham Duo!

With the ink still drying on the transfer forms of Bobby Zamora and John Pantsil, Fulham supporters are, according to comments we've received, split about the signings.

Many consider it to be a huge sum of money for a striker that has been deemed surplus to requirements at West Ham United whilst others have demanded to know why we've been so keen to recruit players who a near-rival doesn't consider good enough for their side.

Obviously, all transfers can be emotive affairs, public opinion will always be diverse. But it is our job as supporters to get behind the team and as such to welcome any new players to the squad.

After both Zamora and Pantsil had committed to joining Fulham, Roy Hodgson was quick to comment on the signings, commenting,

'I am very pleased that we have been able to add both Bobby Zamora and John Pantsil to our squad. Bobby is a talented striker who not only has a desire to score goals but always looks to involve the rest of the team with his intelligent play. I have no doubt that Bobby will play an important part for us and his quality has allowed us to strengthen our attacking options.'

'John has a versatility that will provide us with more defensive options, which is extremely important to the strength and depth we have in the squad. Completing both signings has been a protracted process which has been much speculated about in the media, I am delighted that we can now officially welcome the players to the Club, following the completion of all of the necessary paperwork.'

As the last word on the subject, we here at Vital Fulham would like to throw our support behind these two lads, after all, when does Roy get it wrong in the transfer market? Very rarely we'd suggest!

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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 16 2008

Time: 4:37PM

Your Comments

Now that comment put through my Bulls#it translator: Ha you fools you thought i had a wide knowlage of europian football and could unearth a gem like Santa Cruz, but nahh i just wannted to waste a rich ejyptians money on this pile of Shiz. Pastil on the other hand is a playet i have spent 1.3 million on to sit on the bench.
cruel but could well be true backslash!
Al Billy
After reading a bit more of RH's comments, he spoke after Southend game and gave cause for hope that we're in the market for another striker. It definitely looks like RH sees Zamora as someone who can hold the ball up and compete in the air like McGod.
Can't say anything about paintsil, but I'm sure Z-man will do the "bizz" for us!
miss you peanut i don't think they understand what a class striker they now have, certain better any they've had before. just like paintsil its best to keep them off the bench, can't blame their confidence taking a knock the way they've been utalised but once warmed up with a streak of games pure class!

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