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Little snippet from the Guardian of Danny Murphy reflecting on his tough time at Spurs.

It was a good experience. The good things are always easy to remember, but it’s probably one of the only negative spells of my career I had there. There were a few factors, but it made me stronger, definitely. I think that little lull, without playing so much, maybe gave me the hunger and desire to kick on again and prove a few people wrong.

It’s not too healthy looking back on the negatives. I try and focus on the positives of my career. I made some good friends and worked with some good coaches at Tottenham, learned plenty off them, which hopefully I’ll be able to use in future years. I don’t think about the negatives too much, even though I would’ve liked to have done more.

Fulham fans would certainly agree that Murphy revived his career at the Cottage. He’s been the beating heart of our midfield for more than four years now. Quietly, the skipper had a very effective game against Wisla Krakow last night. He’ll be pumped up for Sunday against Tottenham too. There’s a little hint in there that’ll he want to go in coaching once he hangs up his boots – and I’m sure he’d be welcome to start at Motspur Park.