UK time is: 11:20:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham - Bargain Clear-Out Time!

As the closure of the transfer window fast approaches, Roy Hodgson, after signing Dickson Etuhu, is looking to trim his squad.

This morning the Sunday tabloids are carrying a story that both Alexei Smertin and Collins John are free to leave Craven Cottage on free transfers in order to trim the wage bill.

As of yet, Roy has had no offers for either player and has reportedly remarked,

"It`s not as if we`re asking for any money for Smertin."

"It`s just no-one has made any enquiries for him - the same goes for John."


Has the credit crunch hit football or are their current salaries too off-putting for any potential suitors?

Your thoughts please!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 31 2008

Time: 10:48AM

Your Comments

I can't believe we can't attract an offer for either? Puzzling!
Putney
Bit disappointed that neither are going to get a chance. I have always rated John and hope he would get more of a chance. specially under roy
oranje_emu
OMG!!! JIMMY BULLARD CALLED UP TO THE ENGLAND TEAM!!! KUDO'S FABIO CAPELLO!!! (Apologies for the Caps Lock....I'm currently very excited)
jackbarendse
Collins John is on £20k a week in wages. Who ever is going to take him off our hands will probably have to stump up £10-15k a week and that will put a lot of Championship clubs off. Plus, he's a tw*t so that doesn't exactly make him more attractive
Jossmyth
"Fulham striker Collins John has joined Dutch side NEC Nijmegen on a free transfer. " Good riddance. He needs to clean up his act. What a waste of talent
Jossmyth
agreed Joss
donfulham
Looks like they've both found new homes now!
Putney
got to say it was a surprise but fair play to him.
merlin
reckon CJ n smertin did play well for us years ago but they r now backup players under RH n their total wage bill of more than £40k a week maybe too much
genuch
they never really set the stands on fire were only ever bit players anyway
dan the man
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Berbatov`s Not Coming Back (Tuesday April 22 2014)

With Three Games to Play………. (Monday April 21 2014)

Going Home? (Sunday April 20 2014)

Magath`s Still Confident (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Spurs v Fulham (Saturday April 19 2014)

Spurs 3 Fulham 1 (Saturday April 19 2014)

Spurs v Fulham - Team Sheets (Saturday April 19 2014)

Fulham Chasing Cork (Saturday April 19 2014)

It`s Chelsea for Fulham (Friday April 18 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 3 - 1 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 3 Everton
Man City 5 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds
» Aston Villa : 23/04/2014 11:20:00
Liverpool: Borini's lands Sunderland Award
» Liverpool : 23/04/2014 11:04:00
Summer Targets
» Spurs : 23/04/2014 10:43:00
Will I Leave? I Want A New Contract!
» Arsenal : 23/04/2014 10:18:00
Top 4 & FA Cup Win Would Be A Good Season
» Arsenal : 23/04/2014 10:03:00
Mirallas to miss Everton run-in
» Everton : 23/04/2014 10:00:00
Diaby Is Back & Ready To Play
» Arsenal : 23/04/2014 09:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Fulham Be A Premier League Side Next Season?
Suggested By:  putney
Yes! 51%
No! 33%
Too Close to Call! 16%