Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Don't Let The Door Hit You.

Fulham - Don't Let The Door Hit You.

Perusing the Daily Mail this morning, I came across a short article suggesting that Fulham have made Premier League and Championship clubs aware of their desire to off-load some peripheral players.

Names appearing in the article were Eddie Johnson, Seol Ki-Hyeon, Fredrik Stoor, Toni Kallio and David Elm.

I found the mention of David Elm a little surprising given the fact that we just signed him.

Seems odd that we're already trying to find a buyer. David Elm aside, I don't have any fierce opposition to these players being sold.

In fact, I'd add one more name to the list - Andranik Teymourian. So where did it all go wrong for these lads?

Eddie Johnson - Total bust. He just doesn't seem to be equipped to perform at this level. His spell at Cardiff did little to suggest that he is even ready for the Championship. To date, his only real success has been in the reserves. I was puzzled when they signed him and I haven't been surprised at his performance.

Seol Ki-Hyeon - Can't say he's not contributed, but he certainly doesn't have the quality to break into the starting eleven and his role as a substitute has been compromised as Zolton Gera has taken over as the preferred reserve attacking midfielder.

Fredrik Stoor - Came in with high expectations, but with John Pantsil as the starter, Stoor has not been given much opportunity to succeed, which apparently did not please him at all. Regular complaining appears to have ruined any future he had with the club as he's fallen behind Stephen Kelly in the right back pecking order. Otherwise, one might assume he would at least be on the field for the European matches. Currently on loan at Derby.

Toni Kallio - Seems to have the size required (6'4'), but with Hangeland and Hughes firmly entrenched as the starters, and Chris Smalling beginning to make his mark, there's simply no room for Kallio in central defense. He can supposedly play left back and given our lack of depth at that position, I'm a little surprised at his lack of opportunities. Currently on loan at Sheffield United.

Andranik Teymourian - Total bust. I have no idea why he was signed. Even Eddie Johnson was given more opportunity to play than Andranik. As a defensive midfielder, he's playing behind Etuhu, Dikgacoi and Baird, so I can't see any reason to have him in the squad.

David Elm - He's not been given a chance to show anything. He scored a brace against the Chelsea reserves and he made a short appearance in the Carling Cup match versus Man City. I don't think he's been eligible to play in the Europa League matches. Otherwise, we probably would've have seen a little more of him. I'm puzzled that we're already shopping him around. If he's that bad, fire the scout who recommended him.

Overall, it's hard to complain about Roy's signings. Seol was not his responsibility and I suspect the Eddie Johnson deal was already in the works when he took over. Roy brought us Hangeland, Schwarzer, Pantsil, Zamora and a number of other players who have completely changed the direction of the club. These more than balance out Stoor, Kallio and Andranik. You can't always get it right. Time to move on.


Bookmark and Share

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Teddy_KGB
Date:Wednesday December 9 2009
Time: 4:50PM

Comments

0
Elm's agent has rubbished the report that Fulham were planning to let him leave, though, his comments had an air of uncertainty about them.
Teddy_KGB
09/12/2009 21:14:00
0
Go on roy offer eddie J to stoke as swap for Beatie. Put Beatie on pay as you play contract! Quite fancy he could do a back up job to bobby z, on the cheap though.
Leonestar
10/12/2009 01:49:00
0
all the above list no suprises except elm has not had much chances
truth sayer ffc
10/12/2009 18:46:00
0
stoor hasn't had many chances either... he looked good internationally, but for whatever reason, it's not happening clubwise... oh well, let him move on...
woodysweats
11/12/2009 12:55:00
0
ROY KNOWS BEST ME THINKS
truth sayer ffc
12/12/2009 19:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Fulham Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Fulham Interested in Blackburn Wide-Man

Once the current transfer embargo is lifted.

Amorebieta in Love with Fulham

With Fulham`s season drifting towards a conclusion on a sea of inconsistency, we have but one more game to get through.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Brentford (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli1%
Richards3%
Amorebieta0%
Stearman3%
Ream0%
Cairney0%
Christensen0%
Parker6%
Ince3%
Tunnicliffe0%
McCormack33%
Demble0%
Fredericks51%
Hyndman0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship