Friday, 6 June 2008

Transfer wish list

I just thought I would speculate on a few possible signings that I would like to see at Fulham. Most of them are mere fancy though, so don't get too outraged.

Goalkeeper - Fulham are suddenly well stocked in this department. They could also get Ben Foster on loan from Man United I suppose.

Defender - A right back is desperately needed as Woy doesn't seem to rate Volzy there. The club has been linked with Paul Scharner who I think is a very interesting player. He's a threat in the air in the opposition box too.
They could really do with a bit of pace at the back too. Preston's Sean St Ledger might be a good shout there. He's a gobby little shit too, so he might be able to bring some fight to the team.

Midfielder - Bear with me on this, but £5m on Darren Fletcher would be the best bit of business for the club in my opinion. He's been edged out of the United team this season and is a combative midfielder who can pick out a pass.
Thomas Gravesen might also be a steely alternative and is more or less unwanted at Celtic. However he will be on big wages and he is not as good as he was when unexpectdly signed by Real Madrid.
I like to see wingers in a side, but it's a dying art it seems. Morten Gamst Pedersen hasn't had the best of seasons, but has shown some class in the past, and with Mark Hughes leaving Blackburn there may be a few players up for grabs there.

Forward - A cheeky bid for David Nugent might pay dividends. I realise he hasn't exactly set the world alight this season, but the boy has got talent, pace and hunger. Something clearly isn't right at Portsmouth and maybe a trip to Putney can rectify the situation? I reckon he could be picked up for about £3m. A bargain of Mo's money.
Someone who has already been here, been a hit with the fans and could give the club a bit of flair is Vincenzo Montella. Owned by Roma, he has spent all season on loan at Sampdoria, scoring four times in 13 games.
A proper target man to replace McBride would also be useful. Woy's big friends with Kevin Davies, but James Beattie may be a bit cheaper and he has just scored 22 in 41 games last season for Sheffield United, who failed to get promotion.

I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of football at the mo - and would have liked to have another winger on the wish list - but its easy to lose touch when you don't play Football Manager.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Ormondroyd's Season Review - part 1

The ever funny Ormondroyd posted this on the Official Fulham website, however it can be a 'mare finding things on there, so I've taken the liberty of posting it on here too.
Well I did tray, but it just wouldn't work on this blog, so here's a link
It's well worth a look.

In the meantime - Brian McBride has left amid lots of public wailing. As I mentioned on this blog recently, he won me over eventually, but he is getting old. Better to leave on a high by scoring goals that have kept the team up, rather than turn into a player who can no longer cut it on the pitch. He'll be 36 in a couple of weeks and not many players last beyond that age.
That said teams in the MLS are queuing up for his services, including Chicago Fire and Toronto FC. Can you see the later having the dream ticket of Brian McBride and Danny Dichio up front? Awesome.

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