Sunday afternoon saw David Stockdale make his first Fulham start in the Premier League. He was in for the injured Mark Schwarzer who suffered a neck injury while on international duty as an earlier article from Dan mentioned. I have to be honest by saying that I was slightly concerned about Schwarzer being injured as he is such a key player for the Whites and is certainly commanding in the penalty area. However, I was made to feel guilty about my worries as the young goalkeeper did his job well between the posts at Craven Cottage. He made some fine saves, especially the one just after Fulham took the lead when he saved a point blank header from an Everton striker.
For being a young guy of only 23, Stockdale is a great prospect for the future and one that I feel will be able to take over from Schwarzer when he retires. Obviously, I hope that Marky stays on for a few seasons yet as no one can deny his importance to Fulham, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare for the future!