When Fulham signed David Elm, plenty of people were quick to condemn him as a Swedish no-mark. His lack of first-team football made him a figure of fun to the cruel characters on the messageboard, but his blog gave us an insight into his feelings.

You feel Roy Hodgson’s departed with his usual reluctance to leave things to chance by including Elm in the first-team picture of late, but then he’s had little choice given our chronic injury situation. The Swede’s got better with every game. He had a decent cameo against Aston Villa and followed it up with a promising performance at Bolton yesterday:

by Guardian Chalkboards

Judging by his excellent first touch and eagerness to try and link the play, I think there’s more to come from ‘Lord’ Elm – as he’s been christened.