Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Doyle Wants to 'Do a Fulham'

Fulham - Doyle Wants to 'Do a Fulham'

Little under 24 hours remains until our final 3 o'clock Saturday kick-off of the season, and it came as an opportunity for Kevin Doyle to speak about the prospects of his own club, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

While I'm not going to go into detail about what he said, the general context of his interview caught my eye. Anything that catches my eye is worth an article on VitalFulham; surely?

Prior to our sides clash tomorrow, the Irish forward has decided to rally his team mates to pull of what is now literally being described as 'a Fulham'.

We are, without a doubt now, an established Premier League side. For at least another year we are safe from the drop and I expect us to replicate our 'safe' Premier League placement for a few years yet.

Relegation from the still modern Premier League has never been a word a Fulham fan has had to utter truthfully. While we've had our fair share of close calls, ever since promotion to the Premiership in 2001, we've stayed at the top level.

This coupled with the major success of last season and the unprecedented European trail of this current term, has raised plenty of superlatives from far reaching corners of the footballing world, and Doyle, the Wolves forward, is only adding to that list.

He feels it's important, once (I say if) they claim their Premier League status for another year, that they build upon that and replicate our stability.

'Fulham`s ground only holds 25,000 and they don`t spend massive money, so they`ve proved it`s possible to compete at this level.

'They`re not in the top six or seven this season but they`ve done very well in Europe, they`re safe in mid-table - they may finish above that - and they had a good run in the FA Cup.

'So if we can stay in the Premier League and establish ourselves, we can look to build like they have since they have come up, nine, 10 years ago.'


So, while Al Fayed may want us to be the 'Manchester United of the South', other clubs are using us, rather fondly, as their own benchmark.

Thoughts please.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Kristian Balkin
Date:Friday April 16 2010
Time: 8:41PM

Comments

0
the first two years are the worst me thinks 2 out of 3 teams struggle
truth sayer ffc
17/04/2010 13:10:00
0
to be honest, we're a club that they should be looking up to... we're had our close calls, but we've been in the premier league for 9 years, and now with roy at the helm, we're doing wonderful things... on top of that our books are in order, and we don't pay more than we take it... our owner has to dollars to spend foolishly, but he also has the sense not to... i couldn't be happier as a fulham fan...
woodysweats
19/04/2010 16:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham to Make Fresh Bid for Hanley

But other clubs are also interested.

Who Will Fulham Face In 2016/17 (30/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2016/17 is now known.

McCormack to Palace Link

As the gossip season gets into full swing!

Country Before Stag-Do?

Ross McCormack should be on his stag-do right now.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Bolton (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli12%
Fredericks0%
Hutchinson1%
Burn10%
Ream0%
Cairney52%
Parker5%
Tunnicliffe4%
Christensen0%
McCormack8%
Smith1%
Stearman0%
Hyndman5%
Garbutt2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bbei6378