Friday, August 17, 2007

Secret friendlies and scurrilous rumours

Fulham reserves played another "secret" friendly, behind closed doors at Motspur Park, against Brentford on Wednesday afternoon. We lost 1-0. Not much information from the Fulham perspective but the Brentford website ran a short report in which they say very little about Fulham. It does looks like, former FFC wonderkid, Paul Brooker featured for the Bees. According to TFI Liam Rosenior featured in the Fulham side and played well. Really not sure what to read in to that though. It must be better to be playing football than not but generally we don't use many first teamers in the reserves side.

Chatting with my friends during the Bolton game, we were all a bit surprised that there had been no news of Radzinski or Jensen since they were released. I've been googling a bit today to see if there was any news. According to the BigSoccer forum Tomasz Radzinski was spotted near Elland Road and was talking with Leeds United about a potential contract. Elsewhere there have been a few reports linking Claus Jensen with a move to a Spanish La Liga club (not Real Sociedad!) or failing that a return back home to Denmark.

Finally the Hyypia to Fulham rumour has been gaining credence, though maybe just by the number of times it's been repeated. We have been linked with Sami Hyypia on and off for the best part of two years now, so I remain enormously sceptical that it is ever going to happen. In theory Hyypia is exactly what we've been looking for since we lost Coleman to injury but there remains the concern that he could be past his best. However, he still managed 24 league appearances for the Reds last season and played the full match as they beat Toulouse 1-0 yesterday afternoon.

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