Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - The Golden Oldies Show!

Fulham - The Golden Oldies Show!

After getting home from Craven Cottage, safely, I thought I`d do the usual before heading off to the public house for a celebration drink or two.

And that normal being to scan through various news feeds to read about how those who report for a living viewed our performance today.

In doing so I stumbled across a fact that stopped me in my tracks and a fact that is a little worrying!

With Roy Hodgson having already suggested that a lot of work will need doing on the squad this close season I didn`t realise that age could be a problem.

According to one posting left Fulham Football Club picked up something akin to an award today, an award that I`m not sure I`d be glad to acknowledge.

In selecting Schwarzer, Baird, Hughes, Hangeland, Shorey, Gera, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Davies and Zamora, we fielded the oldest average age starting line up in the Premier League this season, with the average age being 30 years and 173 days!

Does that concern you?


Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Al Billy
Date:Sunday February 21 2010
Time: 7:27PM

Comments

0
no that is why we are doin so well me thinks
truth sayer ffc
21/02/2010 20:34:00
0
Experience does help but i think Al Billy was meaning does it concern you to think how quickly these players may drop in speed/skill level/general fitness etc. Remember Shevchenko? European player of the year to having the turning circle of the Titanic in one summer, crazy! Anyways, good luck Fulham and your fans, would like to see you's in the Europa League next season. :)
LamparDrogbAnelKalou
22/02/2010 05:25:00
0
I've been droning on for the past year or so about our overall age. If it's not an issue now, it will be soon enough. Defintely something that needs to addressed in the summer.
Teddy_KGB
22/02/2010 13:50:00
0
agreed... we need to get younger... danny needs a replacement... we have one for schwarzer in stockdale... i can't imagine we let him leave for anywhere... duff's more a stop gap for this year and maybe next, but not for the future... riise can step up hopefully... but we need to keep getting younger...
woodysweats
22/02/2010 13:58:00
0
I think Duff is more than a stop-gap. I wasn't too keen on his signing, initially, but he's more than proven his worth. I really think he was crucial early in the season before Zamora and Dempsey started scoring. I think Duff has at least a couple of years left in him.
Teddy_KGB
22/02/2010 15:32:00
0
Perhaps 'Age Concern' could use us as their new poster boys!
DeuceBigelow
22/02/2010 17:08:00
0
You all Ageist barstewards.....With age comes experience, stamina and a certain amount of......well I'll leave that to my missus hahaha.....No seriously there is so much change year on year and with increased levels of fitness and healthy lifestyle, players are lasting longer. Look Smallings was going to be a future Fulham player but has moved on. Okaka is on loan and could be permanent. Players move so much now. Pompey and West Ham have younger players, look where they are. Chelsea are the pensioners!!!! As I always say IN ROY WE TRUST! (till he goes)
Leonestar
22/02/2010 22:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Extend Piazon Loan

Having joined Fulham, on loan, from Chelsea back in the summer, Lucas Piazon has become a valued member of the Fulham squad.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Malone In Team Of The Week (17/1/17)

Fulham are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Newcastle Still Keen on Cairney

Speculation has been mounting over the last few days about the future of our midfielder, Tom Cairney.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Barnsley?
Suggested By: putney
Button2%
Fredericks5%
Kalas5%
Ream15%
Malone12%
Johansen7%
McDonald7%
Cairney15%
Aluko0%
Piazon0%
Martin30%
Parker0%
Sessegnon0%
Odoi2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 12:30PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 24 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DrewPeacock1
Vital Football Comment