UK time is: 05:20:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fulham: John not happy?

CHRIS COLEMAN is concerned by a dressing room rift with fed-up striker Collins John.

Dutchman John is furious at being largely ignored for Fulham`s last four Premiership games.

He has not started a match since the 3-3 draw with Watford on October 2 and believes he is paying the price for a change in tactics by his boss.

Coleman has openly declared he is ready to sacrifice entertainment for hard-won points in an erratic season for Fulham.

Towering frontman John, 21, played in all but three of Fulham`s 38 Premiership games last season, scored 12 goals and was a key figure in the squad.

But the skilful star is still looking for his first goal of this season and believes he is being unfairly made the scapegoat for the change of heart by his manager.

He has been restricted to a substitute`s role in recent weeks but his patience snapped after being summoned from the bench in the 89th minute of Saturday`s 1-0 win over Everton.

John`s growing impatience will alert rival top-flight clubs ahead of the January transfer window.

He has been with Fulham for three years and has 18 months left on his £18,000-a-week deal.

Strugglers Newcastle and Watford will be among the leading contenders vying for the Holland Under-21 star, who is a highly-rated prospect back in his homeland.

Manchester City are also keen admirers as boss Stuart Pearce battles to inject consistency into their campaign.






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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 10 2006

Time: 6:11AM

Your Comments

I am sure that if Coleman thought that he was the best striker for a game he would get a game, he is young and must continue to train hard and he will get his chance!
Cravens
The thing that annoys me is that we don't have many tall players in the squad, so we are useless from Corners, freekicks and crosses etc. I say, put him in the team, and play a 3-4-3 formation, with John McBride and Helguson starting up front.
wei, wu and shu
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

It`s Chelsea for Fulham (Friday April 18 2014)

I`ll Stay If…… (Friday April 18 2014)

Dejagah - Revenge in the Air! (Thursday April 17 2014)

Wonder-Kid Tracked (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Time`s Up for Duff! (Wednesday April 16 2014)

It`s Good to Talk (Wednesday April 16 2014)

It`s a Tough Life (Tuesday April 15 2014)

What it means to Kieran! (Monday April 14 2014)

Zero to Hero! (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 3 Everton
Man City 5 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle
Cardiff 3 - 1 Fulham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Fulham 34 9 3 22 -40 30
19. Cardiff 34 7 8 19 -34 29
20. Sunderland 33 6 8 19 -25 26

Breaking League News

Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:35:00
Gunnarsson Has Full Support amp; Trust
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:22:00
Do Villa Need Another Point To Be Safe?
» Aston Villa : 18/04/2014 21:19:00
Team News v West Ham
» Crystal Palace : 18/04/2014 20:00:00
Vital Preview: Norwich City vs. Liverpool
» Liverpool : 18/04/2014 18:49:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 18:04:00
Injury Update: Defender In, Defender Out
» Arsenal : 18/04/2014 17:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Spurs v Fulham?
Suggested By:  putney
Spurs to win! 100%
Fulham to win! 0%
Draw! 0%