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A bit late on this one but as it’s Tribal Football I’m sure you can understand my scepticism.

That website has recycled a bit of speculation in the Daily Express and linked West Brom with a new year move for Bobby Zamora. While the paper reckons Roy has finally had enough with his misfiring striker, there is a more plausible explanation. While his absence from the matchday squad at West Ham was initially surprising – particularly as no explanation was immediately forthcoming – it seems he was injured and watched the game from behind the Fulham bench.

Plus would Fulham really accept £2m for Zamora having splashed out far more a couple of summers ago to bring him in from West Ham? And would this money give Hodgson a big enough pot to attract a real upgrade on Zamora come January? Also, you can’t rule out the possibility that the deal could form part of a permanent move the other way for Jonathan Greening, who is currently on loan at the Cottage.