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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!

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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.
i'd agree... what could it hurt...
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!
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

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