Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Johnson Warned?

Fulham - Johnson Warned?

Goodison Park has always been a hot-bed of emotion and ahead of Fulham`s clash with Everton Roy Hodgson has acted smartly.

Last week, Wayne Rooney nearly fell victim to what could be perceived as a loyalty craze having to be substituted by his manager after 'kissing` his badge, an act many players seem quick to latch on to in proving loyalty.

Rooney, as you all know, was a former Everton player and Roy has been quick to prevent Andrew Johnson from falling into a trap that may be laid by some vociferous bating by the Everton supporters.

Speaking to the media, Roy remarked,

'It would behove us to mention it to Andy but I'm a football coach. I talk to players about their roles to help the team win.'

'It's a sad state of affairs when you have to tell players not to kiss the badge, or don't do this or don't do that. Perhaps it will behove us to do that. "

'I'm not a great fan of badge kissing. We're mercenaries in football, there's no question of that. "

'The days of badge kissing at Fulham died with the likes of Johnny Haynes and Jimmy Hill. I'm surprised if fans want to see it."

'They're not stupid, they know that players come and go and change clubs."

'They also know that when a player changes clubs he gives his 100% allegiance all of the time he's playing for them. "

'I expect every player Fulham to have nothing but the club in his head. He doesn't need to kiss the badge to show me that.'


As usual, Roy has hit the nail firmly on the head and let`s hope the players take heed.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Friday October 31 2008
Time: 4:26PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Hmm but still, i bet it would taste nice
Backslash2010
31/10/2008 17:14:00
0
I wanna see him score and run to the Gladwys End (is that how you spell it?)
Al Billy
31/10/2008 17:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Brentford 3 Fulham 0

Any hopes of Fulham ending the season with a finishing flourish of two wins evaporated in the first seven minutes at Griffin Park this afternoon.

Stats: Brentford v Fulham

All the stats from Brentford (3) vs (0) Fulham, Griffin Park, 30/04/16 15:00 Att: 12,301

Brentford v Fulham - Team-Sheets

The penultimate Championship game of the season sees Fulham make the short trip across West London to take on their neighbours Brentford.

Brentford (a) - Facts and Figures

As we prepare for the short trip across West London to take on Brentford, what do the record and form books tell us?

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Brentford (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli0%
Richards0%
Amorebieta0%
Stearman0%
Ream0%
Cairney0%
Christensen0%
Parker0%
Ince0%
Tunnicliffe0%
McCormack0%
Demble0%
Fredericks100%
Hyndman0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship