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Fulham - Bargain Clear-Out Time!

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!




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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Sunday August 31 2008
Time: 10:48AM

Comments

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I can't believe we can't attract an offer for either? Puzzling!
Putney
31/08/2008 11:21:00
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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
31/08/2008 15:45:00
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OMG!!! JIMMY BULLARD CALLED UP TO THE ENGLAND TEAM!!! KUDO'S FABIO CAPELLO!!! (Apologies for the Caps Lock....I'm currently very excited)
jackbarendse
31/08/2008 20:17:00
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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
01/09/2008 10:17:00
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"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
01/09/2008 17:01:00
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agreed Joss
donfulham
01/09/2008 19:26:00
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Looks like they've both found new homes now!
Putney
01/09/2008 19:33:00
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got to say it was a surprise but fair play to him.
merlin
01/09/2008 19:34:00
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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
02/09/2008 07:31:00
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they never really set the stands on fire were only ever bit players anyway
dan the man
02/09/2008 09:19:00
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