Fulham - A Suprise Package?
It`s getting close to that time of the season, reflection time, and with very little in the way of news breaking, I thought I`d get off to an early start.
Back in the summer of 2008 when Roy Hodgson made a swoop for Bobby Zamora not much was known about the 'makeweight` in the deal, John Pantsil.
In fact, with Fredrik Stoor seemingly line dup for the right back slot, many thought that Pantsil would merely be making up the numbers squad wise, how wrong we all were!
Far from just making up the numbers Pantsil has become a valued member of the starting eleven and has made the right back berth his own.
A series of stirring displays have endeared him to the Craven Cottage faithful and his no nonsense approach has seen him granted cult hero status.
My only question is I can`t help wondering if Roy Hodgson knew how good this could was or did he take a gamble?
As for Stoor, he may well be forced to seek pastures new this summer if he is to get regular first team football.