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Fulham - Hangeland - What a Bargain!

Fulham - Hangeland - What  a Bargain!

When Roy Hodgson, on arriving at Craven Cottage, made Brede Hangeland one of his first signings I probably wasn`t alone in wondering just how the tall Norwegian would cope with life in the Premier League.

It`s fast, hard compromising league and Hangeland was relatively untried. However, some ten months further on an donce again we can all say that Roy Hodgson knew exactly what he was doing.

Whilst a lot of attention has been focussed on the striking duo of Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora, it should escape our attention that the defensive duo, of Hangeland and Aaron Hughes, have more than impressed this season.

Hangeland has matured fast since his arrival, his strength and his height, along with his good footballing brain, have stood him in good stead even against the quicker and more mobile forwards.

It`s a fact that has not been lost on our readership who currently have Hangeland well ahead in our current poll to find our best player of the season so far. In fact we`d go as far as to say it`s a nailed on certainty that he`ll emerge victorious in the poll.

Our only concerns are that Hangeland, probably in his eagerness to impress, tends to use his height to stoop over forwards to head the ball. The more unscrupulous amongst them see this as an opportunity to try and sneak a free kick or in the case of Everton away, appeal for a penalty.

But I guess that`s a small price to pay considering how Roy sniffed out this particular bargain!



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Wednesday November 12 2008
Time: 4:30PM

Comments

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great signin but i didnt think that at the start
sdavies25
12/11/2008 17:25:00
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The man, the myth, the legend that is Brede Hangeland
Zimmer2002
12/11/2008 18:36:00
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I went out of my way after the away at Bolton last term to unofficially welcome him to Fulham. He has fared better than many would have thought, and apart from the odd sloppy give away is taking to the Prem nicely now. He`s quite a cool customer too, well done Roy for this capture.
martintheveg
12/11/2008 23:00:00
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keep it quite! dont want anyone else to know! :-P
oranje_emu
13/11/2008 00:33:00
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good point - they'll try and buy him cut price!
Al Billy
13/11/2008 20:36:00
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I am seriously worried about him, Unfortunatly he might be too good!
Backslash2010
14/11/2008 13:57:00
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WHAT A ROCK IN DEFENCE HE HAS A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH HUGHES PROBABLY OUR BEST SIGNING AT THAT VERY DIFFICULT PEROD LAST SEASON
dan the man
15/11/2008 22:00:00
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