Fulham - Midfielder to Call It a Day?
I have to admit that when Jimmy Bullard left us to fight relegation with Hull City before subsequently succumbing to injury; I thought Olivier Dacourt would fill his role.
After all he`d arrived in the Premier League with a fine pedigree with experience at Everton and Leeds and he`d also sampled life at Inter Milan, in Serie A.
But it hasn`t quite worked out, instead of the name of Dacourt featuring heavily on the team sheet it`s been the name of Etuhu that has come to the fore.
Indeed, Dacourt has only played four times and after coming to London to have, how he puts it, fun, he`s now contemplating whether to call time on his professional career.
His mindset seems to have been generated by the lack of appearances and he`s been quoted as saying,
'On a personal level the most important thing is to play, because I didn't play for one year.'
'Maybe I will stop my career at the end of the season. I came here to have fun during four months.
'Now I have two months remaining to have fun.'
Has the old warhorse got more to offer or is he right to contemplate retirement?