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The Squad Review. Part 1.

The Squad Review. Part 1.

With Fulham`s incomings more or less completed, I think the time is right to have a squad review.

Goalkeepers:

Antti Niemi: Undisputed quality, great keeper just needs to be more vocal with his defence but overall I am delighted we have the Finnish keeper and of course he'll be number one this season.

Ricardo Batista: At Wycombe on loan last season was deemed a tad bit eccentric by the Wycombe fans but overall they were pleased with the young Portuguese keeper. Having just signed a new deal, you could expect him depending on his progress to deputise for Niemi next season.

Tony Warner: A wee bit useless but a good third choice keeper in regards to having experience and being a strong presence in the defence.

Defenders:

Moritz Volz: Brilliant when on loan from Arsenal but performances declined at right back under the previous management before last season excelling at central midfield. A true fans favourite and am delighted he is at the Cottage.

Liam Rosenior: This boy is a future England international, his tackling is divine but his failure is passing but if he can improve on this fault boy would we have a right back that is quality.

Carlos Bocanegra: A good squad player, gets important goals, here's hoping he signs a new deal because we love him.

Ian Pearce: Straight to the point, a lot of heart but too old and not good enough for this level.

Franck Queudrue: Failed to settle last season, expect him to move on if Fulham receive a bid of three million pounds onwards.

Paul Konchesky: Good steady left back, had a great first season at West Ham, earning an England clap and playing brilliantly against Argentina unfortunately Fulham are going to have to buy a boat and put it in the Thames for his crossing is that shocking and they'll need to retrieve the balls.

Philippe Christanval: Quality oozes from this guy, unfortunately is always injured and is expected to leave.

Chris Baird: Probably the toughest defender at Fulham, delighted to have him and he is very versatile which adds depth to the squad.

Zat Knight: I won't say stared for Fulham last season instead I'll use the word played. Knight played a lot for Fulham last season and well that's about it really. He was poor but hopefully will vastly improve under Mr Sanchez.

Aaron Hughes: Experienced, tough campaigner, probably past his best but will definitely add something to the Fulham team this forthcoming season.

Tune in tomorrow for a review on the attacking side of the squad.

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Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
Time: 12:01PM

Comments

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Aaron Hughes past his best at 27, should be just reaching his prime at that age!!! Nice summary though, I'm a bit worried about losing Niemi for a long period and nobody to push him for the number 1.
Zeno
17/07/2007 12:44:00
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Well yeah, sitting on the bench all those yearsis definitley going to take something away from his Game
Mike Forest.
17/07/2007 12:47:00
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i dont think we will lose niemi hes just too good!
alexlarge
17/07/2007 16:33:00
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in all honesty I 'd have to admit your squad is looking stronger than last season.
merlin
17/07/2007 18:24:00
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merlin - you been smoking something strange - making pleasing comments!
Putney
17/07/2007 19:12:00
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Another thing with liam is that he backs off way too much!! Aaron is nowhere near past his best surly!! Also regarding Christinval i will be sad to see the back of him if he does leave!!
oranje_emu
21/07/2007 13:20:00
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