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Fulham - What About The Flops?

Every manager, at every football club in the land has signed a player, and ended up regretting it.

Even the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson make some judgments that seem to lack in the thought department, such as an infamous Juan Sebastian Veron.

Here at Fulham, over the course of his glorious reign, I've sadly become to notice Roy himself is no different.

Obviously, with times ever changing in the world of football, it's highly difficult for managers to decipher if a player is in fact right for the club and will make a significant contribution for his team.

However, it is always sad to see news reports crop up that a player wants to leave, simply for a lack of first-team opportunities. Fredrik Stoor and Kagisho Dikgacoi come to mind when I think of recent players that have voiced their concerns here at Craven Cottage.

Stoor was set to be a big player for us, after shining in Euro 2008 for his native country, Sweden. However, he is yet to truly flourish in South West London and has already made it clear he wants some competitive football under his belt.

After spending 2 million pounds on the right back, you would feel that Roy would at least give Fredrik a few games to impress and prove his worth to the side. Those games have failed to materialise though, and it would seem they never will, with the addition of Stephen Kelly during the Summer.

So, I hear you ask, what exactly am I getting at?

In all honesty, I don't know. I suppose this reflection on our recent purchases has shown it's simply impossible to get it right every time. There will always be one player that seemed good at first, but failed to fulfil their potential.

In Roy though, I think we have someone who knows the market well, and these errors will be few and far between.


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Writer: KBFulham Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 6 2010

Time: 4:23PM

Your Comments

With Pantsil injured and Kelly playing Stoor cannot be long for Craven Cottage!
Al Billy
a poor buy or not really given a chance - I guess we'll never know!
Fulham Badger
Bit of both at the end of the day I guess...
KBFulham
probably both... my guess is that he and roy just don't see eye to eye... stoor's got the quality... even i could see it from watching the euros... i think he just didn't respond well to not being given a chance, and roy obviously didn't think he deserved one from his performance in training... it could have been... oh well... i feel the same about dikgacoi... he's capable, but not a starter on this team, and he's appearances have been limited, so he's looking to play somewhere else... it's a world cup year, and players need to play to make their national teams...
woodysweats
It's a very good point about the World Cup. It's players like Dikgacoi and EJ that I feel a little bit sorry for deep inside. I get a slight guilt thinking that my own team may have slightly dented their international hopes. It's odd I know, and every team does it. Maybe I'm just too nice and should stop thinking of others?
KBFulham
As long as they are fulham players, if they are called upon, I hope they would step up!!!
Leonestar
Seol Ki-Hyeon seems to have added to the list of players that want out. This shall only stretch our squad further...
KBFulham
for what ever reason stool was not given a chance
truth sayer ffc
Weird that an hour or so after I wrote this, Stoor comes out and complains yet again...
KBFulham
if he cant get a game know he will be gone by feb
truth sayer ffc
ps good luck
truth sayer ffc
 

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