Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Pantsil`s a Juggernaut!

Fulham - Pantsil`s a Juggernaut!

Sat in the corner of the Shed End on Saturday contemplating the inevitable once Chelsea went 3-1 up, I focussed on John Pantsil.

Ever since he made his debut I`ve always had a soft spot for him, his honesty and endeavour marked him out as a cult hero from that very moment.

On Saturday, I personally believe he was our best defender. In fact I`ll let him off that small glitch when he couldn`t quite reach that cross from Drogba that Malouda buried.

Instead I`ll focus on two other events, events at opposite ends of the defenders handbook.

Both came in the second half and the first saw Pantsil produce a fantastic tackle to deny Lampard as the ex-West Ham man looked certain to score his obligatory goal against us. It really was well timed and all around him appreciated what he`d done.

The second incident was a little naughtier. Drogba tried to flick a ball down whilst in the air and our John clattered into him sending the striker onto the turf like a sack of spuds.

Drogba needed treatment for several minutes and Pantsil sneaked forward a couple of times to see how he was (an admission of guilt?) before resuming his normal defensive stance.

A hero, my hero and a real cult hero!



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

Writer:Al Billy
Date:Monday May 4 2009
Time: 12:17PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
unfortunately didn't get to see the game, but i really like what he's done over the course of the season... i'm attending a match in person, so i'll get to see his pregame rituals, which i'm looking forward to... he's just a fun player to root for...
woodysweats
04/05/2009 13:44:00
0
unfortunately didn't get to see the game, but i really like what he's done over the course of the season... i'm attending a match in person, so i'll get to see his pregame rituals, which i'm looking forward to... he's just a fun player to root for...
woodysweats
04/05/2009 13:44:00
0
He seems to be relishing first team football, and I get the sense that he'll be terribly loyal to Fulham.
Samboney
04/05/2009 13:46:00
0
He seems to be relishing first team football, and I get the sense that he'll be terribly loyal to Fulham.
Samboney
04/05/2009 13:46:00
0
The man is a legend, he seems so happy to play for the club and seems to appreciate us fans.
AlexFFC
04/05/2009 17:09:00
0
The man is a legend, he seems so happy to play for the club and seems to appreciate us fans.
AlexFFC
04/05/2009 17:09:00
0
look - two articles now - I'm getting the hang of this!
Al Billy
04/05/2009 19:25:00
0
look - two articles now - I'm getting the hang of this!
Al Billy
04/05/2009 19:25:00
0
it's a shame it wasn't Etuhu who hit Drogba he'd never have got up!
Al Billy
04/05/2009 19:26:00
0
it's a shame it wasn't Etuhu who hit Drogba he'd never have got up!
Al Billy
04/05/2009 19:26:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Forest v Fulham - Team-Sheets

Jokanovic rings the changes as Fulham go in search of three points.

Forest (a) - The Men in Charge!

At the City Ground this evening, the travelling Fulham support will be hoping their side can reverse the recent trend whereby their side hasn`t won for four games.

Forest v Fulham - Stat Attack!

Tonight Fulham have a chance to redeem themselves after the 4-0 thrashing handed out by Bristol City, at Craven Cottage, on Saturday.

Forest v Fulham - Early Team News

After the 4-0 thrashing handed out by Bristol City, at Craven Cottage, on Saturday, Fulham make the trip to Nottingham today to take on Forest in a Championship fixture.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Forest (a)
Suggested By: putney
Button0%
Odoi0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Parker0%
Tunnicliffe0%
Piazon0%
Cairney100%
Aluko0%
Smith0%
Martin0%
Sessegnon0%
Adeniran0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 4 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BLACK PRINCE HARRY1