The empty article was not a red herring: Brede Hangeland has signed a new deal! After months of protracted negotiation, Fulham have announced Hangeland has extended his stay with Fulham to 2015 with the option of another year. This is a huge relief as our captain, who has lead a defence that has kept three clean sheets in four games, could have left for free in the Summer – and it would have cost a fair bit to replace a player of his quality. We have had nothing but good times since his arrival and hopefully that continues over the next couple of years.

Congratulations Brede!