Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon compared to Bale, but more like Salah or Sterling

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:53:00 PDT

Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon says he's dreaming of playing in the Premier League and following in the footsteps of Spurs duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli. It was when he was asked who his idol was growing up that it really hit home exactly how young Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon is. "Luke Shaw," was the response, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. Shaw, just for clarity, is 22-years-old. Sessegnon, who has been one of the driving forces behind Fulham's increasingly fierce tilt at promotion, is not 18 until May but already has 68 first-team appearances to his name. He has started every league game this season and even in the two EFL Cup fixtures he...

Scouting Spotlight: Benjamin Henrichs, Ryan Sessegnon, Zakaria Labyad

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:52:00 PST

Benjamin Henrichs is versatile and useful for Germany in defence. Scouting Spotlight profiles players across Europe who have caught the eye. This week, Ryan Sessegnon is Fulham's answer to Gareth Bale, Germany are excited about young full-back Benjamin Henrichs and Morocco's dead-ball king Zakaria Labyad gets attention. Benjamin Henrichs -- Bayer Leverkusen Despite Leverkusen's struggles in the Bundesliga last year, Henrichs enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign that saw him selected for Germany's Confederations Cup triumph. Injuries have interrupted...

Ryan Sessegnon, Ruben Neves among the Championship's hottest talent

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 06:28:00 PST

Ryan Sessegnon has risen through the ranks at Fulham While most Premier League clubs look abroad for January signings that could give them a boost in the second half of the season, there is a wealth of young talent to be found in the Football League. Here are five exciting prospects who have caught the eye. Ryan Sessegnon -- Fulham It has been a mixed season for Fulham in the Championship, but their 17-year-old star Ryan Sessegnon has delivered a string of outstanding performances to attract interest from Tottenham, Manchester United and even Real...

Man United target Sessegnon in January; PSG to splash ¬170m for Milinkovic-Savic

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:50:00 PST

With the calendar soon turning over to the new year, the gossip ahead of the January transfer window is heating up. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest rumours. Man United want Sessegnon Manchester United have made Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon a top target for the January transfer window, according to the Guardian. The 17-year-old has been in dazzling form this season after being crowned joint top scorer in England's European Under-19 Championship triumph in the summer. With Tottenham...

Transfer Rater: Ryan Sessegnon to Liverpool, Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:37:00 PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to leave Lyon this summer and sign for Atletico Madrid, subject to the Spanish club's...

The key to Premier League promotion? Find a style that works and stick to it

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:41:00 PDT

Newcastle are a Premier League veteran, and thanks to Rafa Benitez, they're close to a return. Back in September, it seemed as if a wearying and familiar pattern would repeat itself. Garry Monk didn't get off to a good start at Leeds, and with the team in the bottom three of the Championship before a 2-1 win over Blackburn, the vultures were circling. One vulture in particular: According to a number of reports, Monk was to be the latest manager sacked by notoriously impatient owner, Massimo Cellino. Skip forward six months, and Monk is still in situ while Leeds are fourth and looking...

Harry Kane, Tottenham cruise into FA Cup quarterfinals by beating Fulham

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:59:00 PST

Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Craven Cottage as Tottenham eased through the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-0 win over Fulham on Sunday afternoon. 1. Kane tallies treble as Spurs cruise  Tottenham breezed into the FA Cup quarterfinals having made short work of Fulham. Harry Kane, a prematch doubt to play at Craven Cottage, grabbed a clinically executed hat-trick: his final goal came in the 73rd minute, just as manager Mauricio Pochettino was trying to substitute his captain for the...

Four reasons why Dimitar Berbatov would be welcome in Premier League

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 01:30:00 PST

Dimitar Berbatov has a lot to offer the Premier League. After taking a photo with Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov is reportedly training with Manchester United in order to get himself back to full fitness. But will that mean the Bulgaria striker will be trying to earn himself a contract in the Premier League? Here are four reasons why the 35-year-old would be welcome back in the English top flight. A touch of class Technique is something in short supply in England. When you find a player whose touch is so superb that it's worth the entry money in itself,...

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney receives thank-you from young fan

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:07:00 PDT

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney has revealed that he has received a surprise thank-you note from a young fan despite the club's fairly hit-and-miss start to the season. Cairney shared an image of the note on Twitter, which was sent to him by a young season-ticket holder. The Little things ���� pic.twitter.com/ZBchcFmwxO - Cairney10 (@ThomasCairney) October 12, 2016 The supporter in question also asked his Fulham hero for "advice on bicycle kicks", "how to get the ball"...

Despite adding Premier League talent, Newcastle overawed by Championship

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 04:43:00 PDT

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez could only look on as the Tyneside club lost its first match in the 2016-17 Championship season. Football supporters are never more optimistic than before a season's opening match. The end of that first 90 minutes, though, can bring sincere deflation, a biting chill of reality. Thing are never as easy as they seem in midsummer. Matt Smith's goal to give Fulham a 1-0 win issued just such an icy blast for Newcastle United. An estimated 7,000 Newcastle fans had travelled to Craven Cottage, filling the Putney End with a sea of black and white stripes plus plenty of bare chests. They began their...

Edwin van der Sar, 45, set to come out of retirement for VV Noordwijk

Wed, 9 Mar 2016 02:06:00 PST

Edwin van der Sar retired in 2011. Former Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has announced that he is set to defy his creaking bones and come out of retirement at the grand old age of 45. Van der Sar's last competitive appearance came for Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final. His next will come in the second tier of the Dutch amateur leagues. Van der Sar (45) gaat bij hoofdklasser Noordwijk keepen https://t.co/DcoCvIEDyP pic.twitter.com/b6h9xeHdsl - AD.nl/sportwereld (@ADSportwereld) March 8, 2016 The...

Fulham and Brentford engage in Twitter spat over goalkeeper loan

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:53:00 PDT

Richard Lee's loan move started a minor Twitter feud on Thursday. While it's hardly going to go down as one of the great conflicts of our time, Championship rivals Brentford and Fulham became embroiled in a spiky Twitter spat Thursday that ended in a glorious, meme-fuelled victory for the former. The kerfuffle began when Brentford announced the departure of their goalkeeper Richard Lee, who completed a loan move to Fulham on Thursday evening. Crucially, it was the Bees' description of Lee's new club that first riled the social media department over at Craven...

Zesh Rehman: Pahang hold edge over JDT in Malaysia Cup final

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 PDT

Zesh Rehman has already won two trophies in Malaysia with Pahang, including the Malaysian FA Cup. Pahang's dominant record this season over Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) could play on the minds of the league champions in Saturday's Malaysia Cup final in Kuala Lumpur, according to Pahang's ex-Fulham defender Zesh Rehman. Rehman is aiming for his third trophy in less than 12 months with defending Malaysia Cup champions Pahang and his seventh in three years in Asia. He's expected to partner fellow import Damion Stewart in central defence, the Jamaican international with whom he played for Queens Park...

Pahang plan to win Malaysia Cup semi to celebrate King's birthday

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:46:00 PDT

A few days after the euphoria of scoring a goal to help my team Pahang reach the semifinals of the Malaysia Cup, I can reflect on the journey that gives me a chance of winning a third trophy here in less than 12 months. We'll face Kedah in the last four after a 3-2 aggregate victory over PDRM at Shah Alam Stadium. My goal tied things up 1-1 in the second leg before our super-sub Fauzi Roslan came up with a late winner. - Dasey: Ex-QPR defender Damion Stewart in Malaysia Cup semis It was nearly...

Former Fulham star Zesh Rehman: Asia was my destiny, Malaysia is my home

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 PDT

Zesh Rehman has already won two trophies in Malaysia, including the Malaysian FA Cup. At the age of 30, Zesh Rehman has already played for more clubs than most would in a lifetime. Currently at Malaysian Super League [MSL] side Pahang FA, the Pakistan international defender chose to return to Southeast Asia in 2010 after spells at Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Bradford (as well as a host of loan clubs) and has never regretted the decision. "When I was first offered a contract to play in Southeast Asia, I hung up the telephone three times before realising it wasn't a prank," Rehman...

Magath and Solskjaer's demise after drinking from poisoned chalices

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:23:00 PDT

Felix Magath oversaw an incredible decline at Fulham. Felix Magath and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already had something in common. As players, both scored winning goals in European Cup finals: Magath for Hamburg against Juventus in 1983; Solskjaer for Manchester United against Bayern in 1999. Now their managerial ventures in English football share a doomed symmetry. Their exits happened within hours of each other on Thursday night, and shared a common message. Fulham's sacking of Magath and Solskjaer's axeing (though the line of "mutual consent" was trotted...

Felix Magath philosophy behind Fulham's Championship struggles

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:18:00 PDT

Felix Magath has a fine pedigree, but is learning a harsh lesson at Fulham. Sometimes more is less. Fulham have used more than 50 players in Felix Magath's brief reign and have won only three league games. The club appointed a man with six Bundesliga titles -- split equally between his playing and managerial careers -- to keep them in the Premier League and, as they face their first season in the second tier since 2000-01, they have procured only one point this season (a 1-1 draw with Cardiff coming after four straight league defeats that amounts to their worst start to...

Fulham send fan brilliant letter on wedding day

Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:42:00 PDT

Even though they are now in the Championship, Fulham Football Club still have a top-level sense of humour. Fulham fan Mark Wilby received an unexpected bonus from his beloved club recently when the Cottagers sent him a personal letter to congratulate him and new wife Lisa (a QPR fan) on their wedding day. While wishing the couple luck and happiness, etc., Fulham also made sure to remind Mark of his priorities when it comes to his true loves. Thanks @FulhamFC pic.twitter.com/s8pHGvvvQ9— Mark Wilby (@MWilby) August 9, 2014 Top stuff.

Arsenal youngsters struggling to stake their claim

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:23:00 PDT

Thomas Eisfeld was tipped for a bright future at Arsenal but ultimately failed to make the breakthrough. After the exciting additions of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, most of the transfer talk around Arsenal has focused on who could be coming in. Little thought has been given to those who might be sold off to make way for new talent. The sale of Thomas Eisfeld to Fulham has subsequently caught many by surprise. - Dall: Sanchez not the answer Many Arsenal fans had high hopes for Eisfeld. He arrived from Borussia Dortmund late in the transfer window of January 2012 with a burgeoning reputation...

Life after Fulham and beyond

Thu, 15 May 2014 01:47:42 PDT

Chris David's injury-time stunner ensured Fulham signed off their Premier League presence in style. It all started on July 18th 2010 with a strap line that read, “Where next for the Europa League runners up?” Retrieve those old ESPNSoccernet Fulham pages from the web and you will find both the newly appointed site blogger and our posters bubbling with optimism and positive thoughts for the season ahead. It's true, Fulham FC were between managers at the time. But I took it as a good omen -- and timely boost to my ego -- when the ESPN blog published breaking news that summer of Mark Hughes appointment...

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