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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!




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Writer: Al Billy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 4 2009

Time: 12:17PM

Your Comments

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
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
He seems to be relishing first team football, and I get the sense that he'll be terribly loyal to Fulham.
Samboney
He seems to be relishing first team football, and I get the sense that he'll be terribly loyal to Fulham.
Samboney
The man is a legend, he seems so happy to play for the club and seems to appreciate us fans.
AlexFFC
The man is a legend, he seems so happy to play for the club and seems to appreciate us fans.
AlexFFC
look - two articles now - I'm getting the hang of this!
Al Billy
look - two articles now - I'm getting the hang of this!
Al Billy
it's a shame it wasn't Etuhu who hit Drogba he'd never have got up!
Al Billy
it's a shame it wasn't Etuhu who hit Drogba he'd never have got up!
Al Billy
al Billy - keep them coming mate!
Putney
al Billy - keep them coming mate!
Putney
he has certainly brought somthing to the club that we didnt have,roy knows how to pick em
whiteaussie
he has certainly brought somthing to the club that we didnt have,roy knows how to pick em
whiteaussie
 

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