Friday, July 20, 2007

Cook Finally Signs & Former Fulham Watch #1

So in a typically Fulhamish transfer saga we finally wrapped up the signing of Lee Cook from QPR. There's an updated post here all about Lee, as I got a bit over excited last week and announced we'd already signed him on Wednesday! Oops, I should know better but it was the BBC who got my hopes up. The deal has taken an age to agree partly due to the outcry from QPR fans who are obviously gutted to see their best player leave, but also due to medical concerns over the state of Lee's knee. The last time a player failed to sign for us due to dodgy knee's it was John Carew and seeing as he scored against us last season playing for Villa I reckon we'll be OK this time!

A couple of items I noticed during the week regarding former Fulham favourites. Micky Adams has taken up the role of Assistant Manager at Colchester United. It's his first job since being sacked by Coventry City in January. I think it could be a great role for him, Colchester are punching above their weight and if they continue to do so Micky can re-establish his reputation away from the spotlights glare of another managerial reign. Good luck Micky you deserve to do well. Then ex-Right Back Jamie Smith was forced to retire from the game after failing to recover from a knee injury. He was only 32. Jamie played during the Keegan era, and probably never achieved as much with us as he might have done. He never cemented a regular first team place, but always looked pretty solid when he did get a run.

It's Brighton at the Withdean tonight, if you're going take your waterproofs because it sounds like it's going to be wet!

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