UK time is: 16:59:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sanchez on the Irish Connection!

With Fulham looking to get off to a bright start this season after the flirtation with relegation last season, the press conference held on Monday to present them to the media proved to be an interesting experience.

However, a few sentences from Lawrie Sanchez highlighted the thinking behind the signing of several of the new players.

Here`s what he had to say,

"I said the policy this summer would be to sign players who knew what English football was about."

"You don`t want somebody who has a language problem or needs to settle in."

"The Northern Ireland players I have signed - David Healy, Steven Davis, Aaron Hughes and Chris Baird - have been the cornerstones of what we did together at international level."

"Added to that we have Kamara, who has played at two other English clubs, and Konchesky, who played for England."


Clearly, Sanchez has gone into the managerial role with a defined plan. On paper it makes perfect sense, however, as one bright wag once told me, football isn`t played on paper, nevertheless, the first few weeks of the new season are certainly going to be interesting.

Here`s hoping Sanchez has called this one right.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 17 2007

Time: 4:21PM

Your Comments

So what if he buys loads of Northern Irish players, it's likee Wenger buying loads of frenchies same thing.
Mike Forest.
I'm all for it in principle, I just don't think half of them will be good enough!
merlin
we'll see merlin, we'll see!
Putney
well sanchez certainly is a man with a plan. i think he'll keep you at mid table but thats it. it would be great to see you challenging at the top with chelsea and arsenal - the more london clubs the better - but thats just fantasy.
Dales_Dad
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Fulham Articles

Smith Misses Wembley Final! (Friday January 30 2015)

Fulham - Duo Loan News (Thursday January 29 2015)

Burn`s Staying! (Thursday January 29 2015)

Fulham Extend Smith Loan Spell (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Fulham Draw Bradford City In Round 5 (Monday January 26 2015)

Replay - Date and Ticket Details (Monday January 26 2015)

Fulham after Bolton Centre Back (Sunday January 25 2015)

2.5 Million Could Buy Ruiz (Sunday January 25 2015)

Archived Fulham 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 3 - 2 Forest
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Cardiff 1 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 0 - 2 Brighton
Bournemouth 2 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 4 - 0 Sheff Wed

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Birmingham 27 9 9 9 -8 36
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34
13. Cardiff 26 9 7 10 -3 34
14. Fulham 27 10 4 13 -7 34
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 26 9 5 12 -6 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32

Breaking League News

Smith Misses Wembley Final!
Fulham : 30/01/2015 16:41:00
Karanka confident of no departures
Middlesbrough : 30/01/2015 16:27:00
Boro head wing chase
Middlesbrough : 30/01/2015 16:22:00
Daryl Murphy Misses Out Against Wigan
Ipswich : 30/01/2015 16:15:00
Newcomer targeting better times
Middlesbrough : 30/01/2015 16:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Sunderland?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 68%
Grimmer 8%
Bodurov 0%
Hutchinson 8%
Staylidis 8%
Christensen 0%
Fofana 8%
Dembele 0%
Ruiz 0%
Woodrow 0%
Tunnicliffe 0%
McCormack 0%
Rodallega 0%
Kacaniklic 0%