Saturday, September 08, 2007

Non-Internationals kicking their heals?

With four Fulham blogs now active and all doing a great job of staying up-to-date, I felt I could sit back this weekend and just let someone else do the typing! There's a decent preview of our international players on the and Richard at Craven Cottage Newsround has an interesting article about Paul Konchesky's past appearances for England. The best read of the weekend though is the interview with Richard Cathcart of the London Northern Ireland Supporters' Club that Rob has done on Following the Fulham. Actually having just checked those sites to copy the links I've realised we're all linking to each other, so I better write something new before we bring the Internet crashing down due to an infinite loop of connectivity. My Dad won't be happy either as he's on dial up and if he goes and reads everything I just linked to it will take him hours - Sorry Dad!

Anyway, all this did get me thinking about the players left behind. We've actually still got a fairly large squad at home due to various reasons and I wondered how they were getting on knowing there's no game for another week. McBride, Bullard and Cook are still injured and there are a few other players on the fringes I've not included but here is a team of eleven players who I reckon are still at Motspur Park and are fit and able to play.
  • GK: Niemi - Finland (Retired from International Football)
  • RB: Volz - Germany (Not yet made the senior team)
  • CB: Stefanovic - Serbia (Retired from International Football)
  • CB: Christanval - France (Not played since 2002)
  • LB: Konchesky - England (Not played since 2005)
  • RM: Ki-Hyeon - S.Korea (No match scheduled)
  • CM: Smertin - Russia (Not selected for current squad)
  • CM: Murphy - England (Not played since 2003)
  • LM: Bouazza - Algeria (No match scheduled)
  • ST: John - Holland (Not yet made the senior team)
  • ST: Kuqi - Finalnd (Not selected for current squad)

It's actually not a bad team. I guess the subs could be; Keller, Pearce, Timlin, Ehui & Omozusi. Keep checking the blogs for news of the international lads, and make the most of a worry free weekend.

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