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Fulham - Smalling on Rise to Fame!

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
Date:Wednesday March 3 2010
Time: 4:35PM

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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
03/03/2010 16:45:00
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i'd agree... what could it hurt...
woodysweats
03/03/2010 17:50:00
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especially as they seem to always beat us! Do it Chris, we'll not tell anyone mate!
Al Billy
03/03/2010 19:28:00
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I just hope it works out for the lad, I really do!
Putney
03/03/2010 19:43:00
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If you ask me it's a panic buy by Fergie!
Fulham Badger
03/03/2010 19:52:00
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I wish fergie would panic buy me and put me on 20,000 a week hahaha
Leonestar
03/03/2010 23:58:00
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