Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - What About The Flops?

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.


Bookmark and Share




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

Writer:KBFulham
Date:Wednesday January 6 2010
Time: 4:23PM

Comments

0
With Pantsil injured and Kelly playing Stoor cannot be long for Craven Cottage!
Al Billy
06/01/2010 19:01:00
0
a poor buy or not really given a chance - I guess we'll never know!
Fulham Badger
06/01/2010 19:21:00
0
Bit of both at the end of the day I guess...
KBFulham
06/01/2010 20:30:00
0
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
06/01/2010 21:07:00
0
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
06/01/2010 21:17:00
0
As long as they are fulham players, if they are called upon, I hope they would step up!!!
Leonestar
07/01/2010 03:25:00
0
Seol Ki-Hyeon seems to have added to the list of players that want out. This shall only stretch our squad further...
KBFulham
07/01/2010 11:56:00
0
for what ever reason stool was not given a chance
truth sayer ffc
07/01/2010 13:36:00
0
Weird that an hour or so after I wrote this, Stoor comes out and complains yet again...
KBFulham
07/01/2010 13:47:00
0
if he cant get a game know he will be gone by feb
truth sayer ffc
08/01/2010 20:56:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham v Reading - Stat Attack

Fulham will be looking to get back to winning ways, after the defeat at the Amex Stadium last time out, against reading.

Fulham v Reading - Early Team News

Fulham welcome a revitalised Reading to Craven Cottage this weekend.

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

Fulham v Reading - The Officials

This Saturday, Fulham welcome reading to Craven Cottage.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham v Reading?
Suggested By: putney
Fulham to Win!40%
Reading to Win!20%
A Draw!40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 18 13 1 4 40 22
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
14 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
15 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
16 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
17 Forest 18 6 4 8 22 0
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League