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A New Role

An unlikely hero emerged in the last few minutes to secure victory against Aston Villa, on Saturday.

Chris Baird stepped up and got on the score-sheet for only the 3rd time in his long Fulham career.

But, we should add much of that career has been as a defender but now Baird is operating in the middle of the park, something Martin Jol commented on in his post match interview, remarking,

"This is a new role for Chris. I explained to the team that after the departure of Danny Murphy, Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey, we needed a new identity in midfield and that he could help."

"He certainly did that. He is a good football player and had a good education at Southampton."

"I am pleased that a rigid defender can become a very creative midfield player as well."

"He is getting more and more important for us."


He certainly is and as for that crucial winner, Chris himself added afterwards,

"I think I`m well overdue one."

"I`ve had a few chances in the previous games and I felt it was time to get on the score-sheet."

"A lot of my game is my passing. It`s better for me to get onto the ball and give it to the flair players. You just don`t know what they are going to come up with."

"The strike force we`ve got is unbelievable."


And so was your goal on Saturday Chris, an unbelievable relief!




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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 22 2012

Time: 5:01PM

Your Comments

well hopefully this will encourage the other non scoring players to get in there too! Heres hoping for a winning thunderbolt from JAR!!
Leonestar
well hopefully this will encourage the other non scoring players to get in there too! Heres hoping for a winning thunderbolt from JAR!!
Leonestar
always say how under rated this man is
truth sayer ffc
always say how under rated this man is
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