Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - What Do We Expect From Barnes?

Fulham - What Do We Expect From Barnes?

Some Fulham supporters were puzzled by the signing of Giles Barnes whilst others were excited.

I guess it depends on whether you believe that Barnes can overcome his perennial injury problems to show us the great talent he possesses.

Speaking to the media it`s something that Roy Hodgson is acutely aware of when he remarks,

'Giles is a gamble on the basis that he was out for a long time with his patella injury. He's got back in the last couple of months and got back into the Derby side and has actually done quite well, often as a substitute, but he's done well.'

'I remember watching him play two years ago, before the injury and he stuck me as being a very exciting talent. I don't think he's as fully fit as he could be at the moment but that's our job to help him work on that. In Giles we've got a very exciting player because he's got skill which maybe the other players don't have. He's a good runner with the ball, he's very much and offensive midfield player.'

'So bringing him into the Club was a very simple decision to make. We really don't have very much to lose by bringing him here and we do have a lot to gain. It's the same for him as well, he doesn't have a lot to lose by coming to join us but he does have a lot to gain. It's a nice situation to be in because we're motivated to getting him going and he's very interested to show what he can do in the Premiership.'


Earlier I mentioned the split in the two camps regarding Barnes, I have to admit I`m in the second camp, his presence excites me and if he only gets to play half a dozen games between now and the end of the season I`m convinced he`ll make a difference.



Best Premiership Odds

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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday February 12 2009
Time: 4:54PM

Comments

0
i certainly hope so... i honestly don't know much about him, i didn't see many derby games last year... but if he's an exciting player, then he'll be a fan favorite
woodysweats
12/02/2009 18:37:00
0
I am also in the excited camp. He is a very good player who will be able to give us another dimension to our football. Cant wait for him to get a few games under his belt.
KBFulham
12/02/2009 19:15:00
0
he's got that something extra! WELL EXCITED!
Al Billy
12/02/2009 19:53:00
0
I have no idea what to expect, but I'd like to see him take the field soon. Our trip to Old Trafford seems like a perfect occasion. As I recall, he put two in the back of net against United in the Carling Cup.
Samboney
12/02/2009 20:34:00
0
Next season he will be our shing light! i can't wait to see him play
Backslash2010
14/02/2009 09:42:00
0
He's a bloody exciting talent. Derby were lucky to hold on to him till now.... But injuries have hampered his career. I have him in my FIfa 09's Barca team. He's 92 ovr! :D
JT_daniel
14/02/2009 13:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Fulham Duo In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Fulham are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

It`s Cardiff (a) for Fulham in FA Cup 3rd Round Draw

This weekend, when Fulham thrashed Reading 5-0, they gave notice that, on their day, they can be a match for anyone.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Reading (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Button5%
Fredericks7%
Kalas3%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Johansen48%
Cairney14%
McDonald7%
Aluko3%
Ayite3%
Martin7%
Parker0%
Piazon3%
Kebano0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football