Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Barclays Premier League 2011/12 Preview - Fulham


Manager: Martin Jol

Captain: Danny Murphy

Last Season: 8th


Pajtim Kasami – Palermo – £3.3 million
John Arne Riise – AS Roma – £2.4 million
Marcel Gecov – Slovan Liberec – £704,000
Csaba Somgyi – Rakospalota – Free


Kagisho Dikgacoi – Crystal Palace - £590,000
Jonathan Greening – Nottingham Forrest - £616,000
Diomansy Kamara – Eskisehirspor – Free
Eddie Johnson – Free
Zoltán Gera – Free

This Season:

Fulham have a new man in charge; Martin Jol, who was clubs first choice before Mark Hughes came in, who ended resigning after doing his mandatory one season in charge before attempting to manufacture a move to Aston Villa job. He was ultimately not offered the job, and is unemployed and will be watching the Premiership just like everyone else from the comfort of their sofa.

Fulham have brought in some new signings to freshen up the squad and will look to match last season 8th place finish. A long Europa League qualifying will impact on their Premiership finish, that’s why I have them slipping into the bottom half. The core of the squad is still there, and with a fully fit Bobby Zamora and Clint Dempsey, going forward Fulham should be look to the Carling Cup and Europa League as their best opportunities for trophies.

New signing Pajtim Kasami is a 19 year old promising defender who impressed at the European U21 Championships for Switzerland, and he joins from Italian side Palermo. Old face and Liverpool cult player John Arne Riise returns to the Premiership after spending three years in Italian capital.

Prediction: 12th

Best Starting XI

One to watch this season: Pajtim Kasami

How do you think Fulham will do this season? Leave a comment below

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