TWEETS: Fulham Fans Turn On New Signing After Debut Against Palace

0 Posted by - August 13, 2018 - News

Fulham made headlines over the course of the summer after becoming the first ever newly promoted club to spend in excess of £100 million in their first transfer window but on Saturday, one of their new recruits came in for pelters from the Craven Cottage faithful.

30-year-old Fabri has been brought in from Besiktas with the aim of beefing up Jokanovic’s options between the sticks but if the reaction to his debut in English football was anything to go by, he may not be given too many more chances to prove himself in the Premier League. From my own personal perspective as an away fan, I didn’t think the Spaniard had too bad a game. Admittedly, his decision to rush out to the edge of his box for Zaha’s strike could be viewed as a tad rash but there was absolutely nothing he could do about Jeffrey Schlupp’s opener and in truth, he stopped what looked to be a definite goal from Zaha shortly his winner with an outstretched right foot following a wonderful Christian Benteke knock-down.

The Whites have brought in 24-year-old Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a season-long loan and many expect the Spaniard to take over from Fabri once he’s up to speed with life in London but even so, the level of derision aimed towards the former Besiktas man on Saturday evening was off the charts. I dare say an element of the stick he took was a by-product of a humbling home defeat on the opening day but even so, it feels rather over the top to lay the blame for Fulham’s loss solely at the keeper’s door.

Palace may not have the menacing reputation that sides like Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham carry but under Roy Hodgson, we’ve become a relatively tough nut to crack, particularly away from home. Whilst we didn’t have the lion’s share of possession on the day, we killed Fulham off by showing a ruthless streak in front of goal. Perhaps as the weeks go by, Fulham’s fans will realise that it wasn’t Fabri’s fault alone but rather the increased quality they’ll regularly come up against in the Premier League.

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  • ee signing August 13, 2018 - 11:08 pm Reply

    I thought like you that the first goal was unstoppable’ The second, Think he got suckered by the weight ofAarons pass into initially thinking he could reach it before Wilf. Once out there it was hopeless for him. If he stays home Wif would have to shoot across him into the far corner. More difficult

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