UK time is: 06:24:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Collins John, sharpshooter.

When Collins John arrived from Fc Twente of Holland in two thousand and four, no one was quite sure what to expect especially as Fulham had just sold prized asset Louis Saha for twelve million pounds to Manchester United.

Collins made his full debut against Leicester City, scoring two goals earning the Cottagers three points.

With four goals in eight appearances things were going well for everyone. Collins, not starting every game was held in high regard by Fulham fans.

Then like an ice cream left out in the sun too long, things started to go wrong. Despite finishing as top scorer with twelve goals, he appeared on the pitch mainly coming on from the bench. Collins was non too pleased, either were Fulham fans, claiming he was too lazy, he doesn't know the offside rule.

Then last season, Collins was twice on the brink of leaving Fulham for a healthy fee but the deals were never pushed through so Collins remained a squad player.

However after seeing out last season on the sidelines, it seems as if he is determined to make up for lost time. When he started against South China, he caused their defence much grievances despite not taking one of his several chances. His physical presence and powerful running proved a handful for the China defenders whilst not getting caught offside once according to my maths and closing down the defence on more than four occasions.

I for one am excited by Collins resurgence, making it feel like we have a new rejuvenated forward and I for one believe that John can start up a tummy tingling partnership with Diomansy Kamara.

Collins when given a fair chance will score goals and many of them, hopefully Sanchez gets the Dutchman to sign a new contract as it runs out next year and we can have a fairytail ending.




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 28 2007

Time: 2:19PM

Your Comments

Decent player for you lot.
Frisky
I'm still not convinced of what Aidy Boothroyd sees in Collins John but the Watford boss is a massive fan! A 3m move broke down though due to John's demands - perhaps he started to believe his own hype and Sanchez has bought him crashing back down to earth?
DrWatford
nice article there mate!
merlin
this will be his defining season - succeed or be sold!
Putney
swap him for brunt:) we need a striker
smiggyswfc
i thought John didnt go to watford because he thought they weren't good enough for him, he didnt want to go down the the championship and Aidy couldnt convice him they had a plan to come straight back! Just what I heard anyway :P I still reamin a big fan of this kid and of course this will be his make or brake season! His contact ends at the end of this season! So we wont get any money unless we sell him now! Which doesnt seem to be on the menu!!
oranje_emu
On his way out surely after all these signings!
sandgroanun
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham after Bolton Centre Back (Sunday January 25 2015)

2.5 Million Could Buy Ruiz (Sunday January 25 2015)

Fuham Youngster MK Dons Bound? (Sunday January 25 2015)

Richards Joins Fulham (on loan) (Saturday January 24 2015)

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0 (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Sunderland v Fulham (Saturday January 24 2015)

Sunderland v Fulham - Team-Sheets (Saturday January 24 2015)

Hutchinson Out to Beat the Mackems! (Saturday January 24 2015)

Fulham`s McCormack Starting to Flourish! (Saturday January 24 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 26 9 8 9 -8 35
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 25 9 5 11 -4 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32

Breaking League News

Huff And Puff - Latics 0 Huddersfield 1
Wigan : 25/01/2015 22:21:00
Gil top of the Bill for the Vill
Bournemouth : 25/01/2015 21:33:00
Bournemouth : 25/01/2015 21:27:00
Hooiveld On Verge Of Millwall Move
Norwich : 25/01/2015 21:25:00
Brentford : 25/01/2015 20:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Sunderland?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 64%
Grimmer 0%
Bodurov 0%
Hutchinson 12%
Staylidis 12%
Christensen 0%
Fofana 12%
Dembele 0%
Ruiz 0%
Woodrow 0%
Tunnicliffe 0%
McCormack 0%
Rodallega 0%
Kacaniklic 0%