UK time is: 13:21:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham - Smalling on Rise to Fame!

I can`t recall who it was that sang - some guys have all the luck!

In fact at this early hour (at the time of writing) I`m not even sure it was guys or galls.

Nevertheless, it does provide a neat introduction for an article relating to a certain Chris Smalling.

Smalling, as you are all aware, made his Fulham first team debut this season and was promptly snapped up by Manchester United in a mega-money deal and then subsequently loaned back to us for the remainder of the season.

Tonight, Chris continues his rise to prominence with another appearance for the England U21 side, against Greece, at Doncaster. It`s a far cry from eighteen months ago when he was jobbing as a waiter for 5 an hour whilst playing for Maidstone United.

Speaking to the media, Chris has commented ahead of the game,

"It has been a whirlwind and things have happened very quickly. It is very exciting.

"My move to United came out of the blue. I was just concentrating on doing well for Fulham and linking up with the U21`s, then suddenly it came up and it was a fantastic opportunity for me."

"When you have one of the biggest clubs in the world even considering you will be good enough for them, it is a massive compliment."

"I think at times I`ll be star-struck, but I`m not nervous. When I started to play for Fulham I got a few nerves, but I`ve played now and have started to get used to it."


It probably is a dream come true Chris but never forget who gave you the opportunity to realise that dream!


Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 3 2010

Time: 4:35PM

Your Comments

I think he could show the requisite respect by chipping in an own-goal for us when we play United next season. That'll do.
Teddy_KGB
i'd agree... what could it hurt...
woodysweats
especially as they seem to always beat us! Do it Chris, we'll not tell anyone mate!
Al Billy
I just hope it works out for the lad, I really do!
Putney
If you ask me it's a panic buy by Fergie!
Fulham Badger
I wish fergie would panic buy me and put me on 20,000 a week hahaha
Leonestar
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

He Cannot Wait to Quit! (Sunday July 27 2014)

It`s a Fair Price to Ask Isn`t It? (Saturday July 26 2014)

Magath Signs Two New Players! (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Is there Anyone Left? (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Fulham Win at Crawley! (Sunday July 20 2014)

Trio to Stay (Sunday July 20 2014)

Stockdale Brighton Bound? (Saturday July 19 2014)

Zamora Pens 1-Year Deal! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Ruiz Going Greek! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Centre Back Tracked! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Gray to decide on Kelhar's Owls future
Sheff Wed : 28/07/2014 13:01:00
No Deal For Toure
Derby County : 28/07/2014 12:42:00
Emyr Huws Continues His Preseason With City
Wigan : 28/07/2014 11:29:00
Would you like to write about Wolves?
Wolves : 28/07/2014 10:00:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Brighton
Reading : 28/07/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Fulham Bounce Straight Back Up?
Suggested By:  putney
Yes! 47%
No! 45%
Ask me around Christmas! 8%