UK time is: 08:24:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham - Relegation Fire Sale

Let me extend my condolences to West Brom, Middlesbrough and Newcastle fans.

I`m sure this is a depressing time for them all. Not trying to pile on or make light of the heartache that they must be feeling right now, but their situations will undoubtedly provide opportunities for other clubs to strengthen their squads.

Why not Fulham?

If rumors are to be believed, Newcastle are facing the sale of most of their 1st team squad. Collectively, the squad was terrible, but individually, there`s some talent there. Middlesbrough were just too young and could not score goals. The squad features a number of good, young players. 'Boro may be taking many to Championship with them, but some will inevitably look to remain in the top flight. West Brom were a team built to win the Championship and subsequently return to it. They did not take much risk when it came to spending money on proven talent. They tried to do the best they could with what they brought with them, and though they played attractive football, the Premiership demands more.

So, without further ado, who would you like to see in Fulham kit next season? Keep in mind, we`re not likely to land someone like Michael Owen or Stewart Downing (not that we`d want either), so I`m not including them in my list. Here are my choices in order of interest:

1. Tuncay Sanli (Don`t know if we could afford him, but pure quality. (Lucky to get him!)

2. Sebastian Bassong (Couldn`t go wrong with this kid!)

3. Obafemi Martins (Love to have him. Probably can`t afford him. Predict
he`ll be in Serie A next season.)

4. Matthew Bates (Can play central, fullback and midfield. Probably going to West Ham.)

5. Adam Johnson (An actual left winger.)

6. Gianni Zuiverloon (Great tackler. Good backup for Pantsil.)

7. Jose Enrique (Better than Konchesky.)

8. David Wheater (Not the best footwork, but an imposing player.)

Most of these guys are younger players, which is something we need to focus on. If I remember correctly, our average age is one of, if not the highest in the league.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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.

The Journalist

Writer: Samboney Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 26 2009

Time: 4:22PM

Your Comments

I'd go for Martins. He's young and can be a real difference maker. Sign him or else another club will, guaranteed.
RadioactiveD
I'd go for the man in the picture - Martins can be too erratic!
Al Billy
Don't want any of them really. Tuncay doesnt score enough, but he is the best of a bad bunch i'd say.
AlexFFC
Oh, I disagree Alex. Tuncay is a tireless worker and has scored as many goals as AJ or Dempsey, and on a bad team! He could do so much more for us with Murphy feeding him. And, these young players represent the building blocks for Fulham's future. As I mention, we have a fairly old squad and I'm not seeing huge amounts of talent coming out of the reserves.
Samboney
i'd say jose enrique's an improvement, martins i'd like to have... i mean, you watched him against fulham, right? he created opportunities out of nothing... i'd rather have wheater than bassong, and i'm really too fond of sanli... i think he's overrated...
woodysweats
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Symons Confirmed! (Thursday October 30 2014)

We Scored Two Tonight So That's Progress! (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Bees Play Down Trotta Links (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Stats: Fulham v Derby County (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Kit To Rotate (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Bizarre Bruce Rumours! (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Just A Matter Of Time (Saturday October 25 2014)

Trott On (Saturday October 25 2014)

Parker Backs Symons (Saturday October 25 2014)

Fulham 3 Charlton 0 (Saturday October 25 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Oldwolf 12
2. dobox 10
3. woodysweats 2
4. truezebra 1
5. acrossthepond 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Fulham 0 - 1 Millwall
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 3 - 0 Charlton
Fulham 4 - 0 Bolton
Fulham 0 - 1 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11
23. Birmingham 14 2 5 7 -16 11

Breaking League News

Howe: It's great to have so much competition
Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 08:12:00
Cook: Finding another level
Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 08:07:00
LUFC On This Day - October 31st
Leeds Utd : 31/10/2014 07:15:00
Lennon: Adams Was The Right Choice
Norwich : 31/10/2014 07:00:00
Rowett Attention to Detail Revealed
Birmingham : 31/10/2014 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan v Fulham?
Suggested By:  
Home win! 0%
Away win! 100%
Score draw! 0%
0-0! 0%