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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!



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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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look - two articles now - I'm getting the hang of this!
Al Billy
04/05/2009 19:25:00
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look - two articles now - I'm getting the hang of this!
Al Billy
04/05/2009 19:25:00
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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
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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
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