UK time is: 02:22:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fulham - Hodgson on Smalling`s Education!

Personally I thought the penalty decision awarded against Chris Smalling was a little harsh.

The youngster might have rested an arm over the shoulder of the forward but there wasn`t a great deal of malice involved.

After the fixture, Roy spoke about Chris Smalling and explained how he was always going t be in the limelight once news of his move to Old Trafford became public knowledge, remarking,

"Has he not been signed by United then the criticism would be quite different. But now all eyes are on him."

"He`ll cope with the pressure of playing at Old Trafford. I`m doing Alex a favour, letting him get his mistakes out of the way at Fulham."



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:Monday March 29 2010

Time: 7:04PM

Your Comments

He's only 20 and will surely improve with age, so I don't want to be too critical, but his play of late with Fulham and the U-21 squad has had an air of Titus Bramble-esque calamity to it; nothing seems to go right for him. At the time, I thought selling him for 8m was a sound bit of business, but now I'm thinking it may prove to be a brilliant piece of business.
Teddy_KGB
it's interesting, because it seems that the fact that he's not playing, almost being treated with kid gloves so he doesn't get hurt, has gotten to his head a bit, and made him less confident... that was a penalty for sure, nothing malicious, so no card was justified, but he got himself into the wrong position, and wrapped his arms around the forward. now i know, since altidore is american, that he went down pretty easily to draw the penalty, but still, smalling put himself in a bad spot. i think once he's playing normally again, he'll sort it out... we'll always take him back once he doesn't live up to man u's lofty standards... tim howard much?
woodysweats
alex will sort him out dont forget the lad has not had much first team football good luck to him me thinks
truth sayer ffc
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Fulham Articles

Big Brother Strikes Again! (Wednesday April 1 2015)

Last Chance Saloon! (Wednesday April 1 2015)

Passley in Trouble at Portsmouth (Monday March 30 2015)

Fulham to Get Shot of Stekelenburg (Monday March 30 2015)

A Ray of Sunshine on the Horizon! (Friday March 27 2015)

Fulham Fined 20,000 (Friday March 27 2015)

Fulham Tried for Blackett (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Loan Spell for Amorebieta (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Donahue6 11
2. kraziman2015 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44
20. Fulham 39 12 7 20 -18 43
21. Rotherham 39 9 13 17 -20 40
22. Wigan 39 8 11 20 -17 35
23. Millwall 39 7 12 20 -31 33

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Dirty Old Town
Wigan : 01/04/2015 23:01:00
Rotherham's Best on Offer
Birmingham : 01/04/2015 20:54:01
LUFC Season could be over for young Leeds star
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:22:00
LUFC Leeds United The 13th Biggest Club?
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:08:01
LUFC Minute's silence to remember Kevin and Chris
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:04:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Fulham v Brentford?
Suggested By:  putney
Fulham to Win! 0%
Brentford to Win! 100%
A Draw! 0%