Taxi For Manolev!
The enforced absence of Sascha Riether, due to a bug, gave one of our transfer deadline day signings, Stanislav Manolev, the opportunity to make his Fulham debut.
However, that wasn`t as straight forward as it seems on paper.
You see, although Manolev had been given a work permit, he wasn`t in the original squad that travelled up to Norfolk.
Aware that Riether wouldn`t be fit to play, Jol gave the instruction to bring Manolev to Norwich, in a taxi, from London.
The unusual manner in which his debut was achieved didn`t faze the Bulgarian international who gave a more than proficient display, prompting Jol to comment,
"He is a quality international."
"A few months ago, he was man of the match against Italy."
He, indeed, does look a class act.