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Fulham - Zamora`s A Wanted Man!

Back in the hazy days of summer when we were not all shivering in sub zero temperatures and any forthcoming snowfall was well off, Bobby Zamora moving to Hull City almost became a done deal.

In fact, I guess we`ll never really know just how close Phil Brown came to luring a second Fulham player to the KC Stadium inside a period of six months, after previously luring Jimmy Bullard.

In fact, if Roy Hodgson had been successful in luring Peter Crouch to Craven Cottage, from Portsmouth, I`d suggest that the season could have been far removed from that which we`re experiencing now.

Would Bobby Zamora, ridiculed last season by the press hacks for not scoring enough, be proudly sitting on 11 goals for the season and hoping to reach twenty? I doubt it!

But, the downside to such an upturn in scoring form is that it inevitably attracts interest from other clubs. Clubs, eyeing up potential transfer targets, look around and see who has been amongst the goals with a view to luring them to pastures new.

In the press this morning, Roy Hodgson is quoted as saying that Bobby is attracting interest but not just because of his goals. Roy goes on to mention how the types of strikers available on the market have changed, see what you think,

"He is attracting interest, but we`ll tell them, hopefully that he is not for sale and we want to keep him here and we hope he wants to stay with us as well."

"There are not so many players of that type playing in the Premier League and there are even fewer English one playing in the Premier League, There are a few foreign players of a similar ilk."

"But Bobby`s type of player has become, funnily enough, less common than the Andy Johnson sort of player."

"That was always the opposite in the past."

"We used to produce a lot of big, strong target-playing type centre forwards and we were always lamenting the fact that we didn`t have the little tricky ones to play off them. Now it seems there`s a dearth of target-player types so I wouldn`t be surprised if we have calls for Bobby."


The only questions that remain is who will be calling and if a decent enough price is offered will Fulham be, in any way, be tempted to part company with Bobby?

Here at Vital Fulham we would sincerely hope not if we have any serious ambition of moving onwards and upwards from our present, much improved, position!


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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 5 2010

Time: 5:00PM

Your Comments

Bad news for us as he is unique to Fulham in a sense. Not many players offer what he does, and we would have to adapt our play accordingly. In all honesty, though, I can't see him going anywhere in the near future.
KBFulham
this is what I was worried about all along always said he would come good and thats the truth how much priceless me thinks
truth sayer ffc
I wouldn't quite say priceless but as it stands, highly difficult to replace and I think it'd cause Roy some tactical problems...
KBFulham
Changes the entire way we play. Roy might allow it to happen in the summer, but not January. Not enough time to adjust.
Teddy_KGB
even when he wasn't banging in the goals, i felt we would be hard pressed to replace him... he's made himself somewhat untradeable at the moment... but now he's hurt...
woodysweats
at least now bobby and brad are out no one else will come in for them lets hope we can get them back feb march
truth sayer ffc
Fair point Truth sayer. If there is one positive to be drawn from their injuries...
KBFulham
not sure we'd be willing to sell Zamora anyway!
Al Billy
I'd be interested to hear which clubs showed that interest! if you get my drift!
Fulham Badger
Big Fish, Small Pond.....me thinks! Really does bobby want to go elsewhere to sit on a bench? Loved at Fulham and I believe only his beloved WestHam would tempt him. They have got no money and looking like relegation material. Finally bobby is crocked so no takers........i hope!!!
Leonestar
that the truth leonestar me thinks too
truth sayer ffc
Can't see him leaving any time soon...But they could be famous last words of course!
KBFulham
 

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