I’m bored of the ongoing, and seemingly annual, goalkeeper saga at Motspur Park. If it’s not tales of Schwarzer possibly departing for north London it’s the “Will he, won’t he” confusion surrounding David Stockdale going out on loan. So instead I’m going to concentrate on what ex-Fulham players are up to. That’s much less depressing.
Chris Smalling who left last summer in a big money move to Manchester United has obviously impressed Sir Alex Ferguson as he’s just signed a new five year contract. Crikey. If you were Chris Smalling, you’d be pinching yourself wouldn’t you? In just a few years he’s gone from non-league football to playing in the best league in the world, receiving a call up to the senior England squad and receiving runners-up medals in two European competitions. Not bad going for a young lad.
Previous captain Michael Brown has been snapped up by Leeds United (let’s hope that’s it for their transfer activity). I had a quick look on Wikipedia for an interesting titbit about him. I found one which jogged my memory a little. Remember the tackles on Ryan Giggs and Ashley Cole? Perhaps Michael knew something back then that the News of the World (RIP) hadn’t quite latched on to…. Anyway, good luck to him as he moves up north from Portsmouth.
It seems Jimmy Bullard might be looking at a return to the Premier League as Hull have confirmed interest from our lovable neighbours QPR. Many may see that as a good fit. I’m keeping my opinions on the matter to myself. For once.
In a slight reversal of fortunes, Paul Konchesky looks to be slipping down the football league pyramid, with Leicester City reportedly interested in recruiting him for their next Championship campaign. Given that Ol’ Blue Eyes was on the fringes of Liverpool’s squad following Dalgleish’s appointment last season and sent out on loan, it’s probably a reasonably safe bet that he’ll be leaving Merseyside if an agreement can be reached. If you believe some reports it’s already a done deal.
Good luck to them all and here’s to success in their future careers. Yes, even Jimmy.