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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?




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Writer: Kristian Balkin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 11 2010

Time: 9:56PM

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Shorey for Fulham, Shorey for England!
DeuceBigelow
Oh and nice alliteration KB!
DeuceBigelow
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
I guess any permanent move will depned upon the price Villa would want!
Al Billy
Really, good at defending, we found attacking wise he was excellent but defending let him down.
astonsteve
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
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
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
 

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