Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - The Zamora Gamble!

Fulham - The Zamora Gamble!

Bobby Zamora, after limping off in the semi-final second leg against Hamburg, was always rated as doubtful for the Europa League Final.

Only some marvelous work from the medical staff enabled Bobby to take his place in the starting line up last night and, with the nature of his injury, there was always going to be a chance he`d not survive the full ninety minutes.

To be honest, Bobby looked to be in some discomfort every time he touched the ball but to his credit he gave his all.

It was always gong to be a gamble starting with Bobby but it was a gamble that, in our opinion, came off.

Apart from playing a major part in Simon Davies` goal, Bobby was instrumental in holding the ball whenever Fulham were looking to ease the Atletico Madrid pressure and push forward themselves.

It was a feature of our game that we lacked once Bobby had conceded he could no longer continue. Balls up field were not held and, inevitably, Madrid were able to put us on the back foot more as the game wore on.

Whilst admitting playing Bobby was always going to be a gamble, our only misgiving was that it was one that couldn`t be played out for the full ninety minutes, if it had, who knows!

Talking about the situation, post match, Bobby had this to say about his struggle and also the planned remedial action,

"I was struggling but I was desperate to play."

"It was touch and go for me to make the final but it`s a major tournament and I`ve worked all season to get there so I wanted to play some part."

"I`m going to weigh everything up with the medical team now but it looks like I might need a minor operation."

"The decision will be made over the next day or two but the operation is penciled in for a week`s time."


Have the operation Bobby and come back next season as fit as a fiddle.

Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter

Join Vital Fulham

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday May 13 2010
Time: 6:00PM

Comments

0
I agree 100%. We needed Bobby on the pitch to have a chance and after he left, we were not the same. For all that he's done, including playing through pain, Zamora is unquestionably Fulham's player of the season, IMO.
Teddy_KGB
13/05/2010 18:22:00
0
It's shame he wasn't completely fit, I think we may have seen a different outcome had Bobby been 100%
Oldwolf
13/05/2010 18:37:00
0
good idea for a poll that - hang on!
putney
16/05/2010 20:54:00
0
he had to play... for fulham and for himself... and he was instrumental in our goal... so everyone can hold their head high and know they made the right decision putting him on the field...
woodysweats
17/05/2010 18:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

More Striker Talk

Lonergan pleased both are still with us!

Lonergan`s Views on Draw with Derby

They sat the worst time to concede a goal is just before half-time!

Derby (h) - Views from the Bench

What did the two managers have to say post-match?

Fulham 1 Derby County 1

Fulham, despite taking the lead, have to settle for a draw against Derby County

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Derby?
Suggested By: putney
Lonergan18%
Richards2%
Burn7%
Amorebieta19%
Garbutt0%
Cairney29%
Ince17%
O'Hara0%
Christensen4%
Dembele0%
McCormack4%
Parker0%
Smith0%
Kacaniklic0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:30PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bbei6376