Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Surely Shorey Should Stay?

Fulham - Surely Shorey Should Stay?

I must say, when I heard the news we had managed to bring in Nicky Shorey on loan I was pretty surprised that we were able to bring in such good cover at such short notice. Good left backs are hard to come by and he was, by no doubt, a good left back.

The news that Roy planned to sign him permanently though, came as a slight surprise to me. Surely that would leave two good quality full backs fighting it out week by week?

Of course, competition is good but one of the pair would be bound to get a tad disappointed with falling second to the other.

Konchesky is an attacking left back, holding pacey and creative attributes that are essential to our style of play whilst Nicky Shorey is probably slightly more defensively stable, which is something we've been begging for in that position.

To have two very good players in one position seems slightly greedy of us, don't you think?

In my eyes it would be difficult to rotate the two, and, if you had asked me 2 or so weeks ago I would have said 'keep Paul'. Now though, I'm not so sure.

Shorey has been nothing short of top-drawer in the short number of games he has featured in for is so far, and the lad looks like a revived player.

I've never felt more comfortable when the opposition come attacking down the right and his reliable defensive abilities would be invaluable to our proud defensive record over the past 2 years.

But, who would you guys rather have at the club, if you had to make a choice?

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:Kristian Balkin
Date:Thursday February 11 2010
Time: 9:56PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Shorey for Fulham, Shorey for England!
DeuceBigelow
11/02/2010 22:14:00
0
Oh and nice alliteration KB!
DeuceBigelow
11/02/2010 22:14:00
0
It's really too early to have a strong opinion about Shorey, but I'm impressed so far. I've never been a big Konchesky fan because his regular defensive lapses, so I think I'd prefer Shorey. Again, it's a little too early to say. Let's not forget that we have Christopher Buchtmann waiting in the wings. He's primarily a left-mid, but can play left back.
Teddy_KGB
12/02/2010 02:23:00
0
I guess any permanent move will depned upon the price Villa would want!
Al Billy
12/02/2010 08:52:00
0
Really, good at defending, we found attacking wise he was excellent but defending let him down.
astonsteve
12/02/2010 09:10:00
0
mmmm......there is going to be less games next year, as I feel where we are now is where we will finish, so they will have to sort it out....
Leonestar
12/02/2010 13:36:00
0
it's hard to say... konch gets forward so often that it really is good for our offense... but there are the games when konch just has a horror show and goofs a goal... right now, shorey looks good, and i think i'd rather have him in, as he gets forward, but maybe not as well as konch... but that can be taught, no? i would think it'd be harder to teach defensive instincts...
woodysweats
12/02/2010 14:16:00
0
In the modern game I think the full back has the most difficult job. He's expected to get forward down the wing and support the attack but to also be able to get back and defend perfectly. I'm happy with either and for a club of our level either is a quality player.
donfulham
12/02/2010 22:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Hyndman Set to Take His Time

It`s widely accepted that our US international midfielder, Emerson Hyndman, will be leaving Craven Cottage this summer.

Ex-Premier League Trio Eye-Up McCormack

Can Fulham hang on to the striker?

Woodrow in Fine Form for England U21's

The England U21 squad are currently playing in a tournament in Toulon, France.

Fulham After Blackburn Skipper

With the transfer embargo lifted, Fulham are looking to improve their squad for next season.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Bolton (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli6%
Fredericks1%
Hutchinson2%
Burn12%
Ream1%
Cairney48%
Parker5%
Tunnicliffe5%
Christensen1%
McCormack9%
Smith1%
Stearman1%
Hyndman5%
Garbutt3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bbei6377