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Fulham - The Future Looks Rosy!

Two Premier League wins on the trot, albeit against sides from different class ends of the league spectrum, has seen us make our best start for five years.

Watching the players leave the field on Saturday, I couldn't help but feel we've turned a significant corner. Gone are the days when I feared a relegation battle, now I have every optimism that we can mount a charge for a finish in the top half of the table.

The side has a certain balance about it, a certain class about it that was missing during the reign of Lawrie Sanchez. There's no denying that Roy has spent his money wisely, unlike the previous incumbent of the job.

We have a new strike force that looks sharp, lively and full of goals and we have a defensive that is starting to look more resolute with Brede Hangeland prominent at the hear of it.

It's a fact that Roy picked up on in a post match interview, where he openly talked the future, commenting,

'The investment Fulham have made could now stand us in good stead for the next couple of years.'

'We are saying we can put together the nucleus of a team that will go further than one season and then it will just maybe need topping up in certain areas. Who knows, we might produce one or two players that get sold on for more than we paid for them.'

'It is my job to convince the chairman that this is not an overnight thing, it is a thing that is going to take a bit of time.'

'Of course he does like instant results, as all chairmen do, but he is very keen on the academy aspect of things.'

'As far as I am concerned the goal is for Fulham to be a very stable Premier League club.'


I have this feeling that, in a few years time; we'll recall the Hodgson era as the era we rediscovered ourselves and moved on from a club haunted by the constant fear of relegation.

Does anyone feel the same way?




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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 15 2008

Time: 12:59PM

Your Comments

definitely if we could acheive mid table then we could progress on the future on to europe
sdavies25
mid-table - that's like winning the title for us!
Al Billy
cue a quick poll methinks!
Putney
COME ON!!!!!! MID TABLE!!!!!
Backslash2010
mid-table finish this season s absolutely achieveable n realistic but the lads must not get carried away with the good start n stay focus! hope the lads r fit n injury-free, n with the style of our play under King Roy we sh'd not get too many suspensions. the more the lads play, the deeper they will understand with each other. from what we've seen recently it looks like we r a real force in EPL now COYW
genuch
ive said it before , im sure we all doubted having roy as our manager, but what a brillant job he has done just to keep us in the premiership, and look how he has taken us to the next level.he will surely go down as one of our greatest managers, mid table at worst
dan the man
well we do have 4 very winable games coming up (excluding the Burnley game). Blackburn are struggling, as are West Ham. Sunderland and West Brom are both teams we should be aiming to beat. Then we have a tough meeting with pompey. so that is 12 points we could have ontop of what we have now! 18 points in our first 7 games! Or am i being too optimistic?
oranje_emu
We can all feel optimistic, especially after the disastererous S****ez era. Still too early to get carried away, let`s just enjoy it, one game at a time.
martintheveg
 

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