Every week I like to write about subjects that are on my mind regarding Fulham Football Club. This was an interesting week with many rumors regarding the players and the manager. I guess you can say I might have many subjects on my mind. Below are my "10 Things I Think About Fulham Football Club This Week May 23rd."
1.I think the rumors of Roy Hodgson with links from other clubs is a complement to the great job he has done at Fulham. Last week Fulham fans heard a rumor of Juventus being interested in Hodgson. The Italian Giants ended up bringing in Luigi Del Neri which I wrote about in a post last week. When a team has success these stories are going to happen. I am hoping the Mr. Hodgson will stick around at Craven Cottage for awhile. I have a feeling though this story will not be the last with a link to Roy this summer.
2. I think I will be following Australia in the World Cup because of Mark Schwarzer. It is great to have some Cottagers in the World Cup. There is no question I will be watching the matches that Mark Schwarzer plays for with Australia. He will definitely keep them in these matches. Also, I really like watching Tim Cahill of Everton. When Fulham play Everton he is a player I really fear. I wouldn't sleep on Australia. They might surprise a few teams.
3. I think I would like to see Diomansy Kamara stay with Fulham. Based on what I have read it sounds like he really wants to play for PSG. I wrote a post about Kamara yesterday. I really thought at times he was pretty effective for Fulham. He did score some key goals for the club. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with Kamara.
4. I think I would like to see Fulham sign Nicky Shorey. I wrote a post on May 20th regarding Shorey and interest by Fulham and West Ham for his services. I think he did a nice job when he was here on loan. If for some reason Paul Konchesky leaves, in my opinion he would be a very good replacement at left back. He is back with Aston Villa. This again is a story that I will be following.
5. I think the signing of David Elm was a nice move. I wrote a post about the David Elm signing on May 20th. He will just give Fulham more options at striker. He has shown some potential to score. I hope he gets more chances to play next season.
6. I think I really want Fulham to hold on to Paul Konchesky. I think he has been solid at left back. I still think he has some good football left in his career. I wrote about potential interest in Konchesky by Birmingham City on May 19th. In my opinion he has been a solid defender, plus he has the ability to move up and help with setting up scoring opportunities. I hope he stays with Fulham.
7. I think Clint Dempsey is going to make a huge impact in the World Cup. I have watched him play many times for the U.S. He has stepped up in big games and scored several goals. In last year's Confederations Cup he scored a few key goals to help his team. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
8. I think I would like to see Fulham try to make a transfer offer for Jozy Altidore once the transfer window opens. I have read nothing linking Fulham with Altidore. This is just my wish based on watching him many times and seeing his potential as a goal scorer. His loan with Hull ended and he is back with Villarreal. Against Fulham he was a big factor in the win against the Cottagers. At last year's Confederations Cup he was tremendous. I think he is worth Roy Hodgson considering for a striker.
9. I think there will be several links to Fulham players the entire summer. Again, when you have success other clubs might want your players. I just hope Fulham can keep the majority of their current roster. I would just like to see Fulham add key players to what they currently have.
10. I think I want Fulham to come to the U.S. this summer. Fulham have not announced their summer plans yet. I really don't know where they are going to go. In my opinion, I think the club could be a huge hit here in the U.S. The combination of the team and the manager I think would be appealing to Americans. Also, for selfish reasons I want to see my club.
Well, those are my thoughts for this week. I am sure I will have other things on my mind for next week.