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Fulham Players on Loan

I started tracking the progress of Fulham's four players that have been loaned out to other clubs, which you can find here.

Collins JohnCollins John has 4 appearances for Leicester thus far, and has already made an impression with 2 goals (update: I posted a video of his goal at Colchester last weekend here). John didn't do much last season, but I'm certainly not ready to give up on him yet. He needs playing time, something he hasn't had much of at Fulham over the past year or so. I think he'll get one more chance at Fulham again when Diomansy Kamara ships out to the African Nations Cup, and hopefully this loan spell will have him in good form by that time.

Fulham's New Back Line

When Paul Konchesky's suspension forced Carlos Bocanegra to slide over to left-back, that opened things up for Lawrie Sanchez' 5th centre-back pairing of the season. After 3 games, Aaron Hughes and Dejan Stefanovic appear to be just what we're looking for:

Southhampton Awards Ugliest Player of the Year

Baird: not good enoughChris Baird was awarded Southhampton's 2006/07 Ugliest Player of the Year in a ceremony last night. The former Saints defender is now at Fulham, where he is currently injured. Many Fulham supporters see the injury as a blessing, since they feel he is Championship quality and has no business on a Premiership squad.

Baird is the early favorite for 2007/08 Ugliest Player of the Year at Fulham, but will face a difficult challenge in December when Jimmy Bullard returns to the squad.

Abramovich is Insane

But we all knew that. Anyhow, I came across this article posted on the FulhamUSA forums. Some nice quotes from Football Manager superstar Roman Abramovich's proxy Avram Grant, including:

"I think we have a good base and yes I would like Chelsea to play with at least five players in the attack."

Making Our Defence Suck Less

We're now 7 games into the 2007/08 season, and Fulham is sitting 17th in the table, just outside the relegation zone. Despite this standing, there have been plenty of positives. We've held the lead in every game. Most of the new signings have shown promise. And we're second in the Premiership in scoring!

Last-Minute Signings

With the transfer deadline tomorrow night, Fulham still has a few holes to fill. Injuries to Brian McBride and Hamuer "Hammertime" Bouazza have left us thin up front. For Bouazza's spot on the left wing, Lee Cook is coming back from injury soon, and seems that he would be the natural replacement. Clint Dempsey has been our attacking utility man, and has provided cover the past couple matches.