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Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:03:03 PM »
Hi there!

Here in Germany there is a rumour that Fulham want to sign Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) in summer.


His profil: http://www.transfermarkt.com/en/christian-fuchs/profil/spieler_6636.html

What do you think about him?

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 07:58:21 PM »
I honestly don't know enough to judge, but 'knee problems' is what stood out to me the most from his transfermarkt page. If his transfer value is anything close to what is also on that page, I think I'd rather have an LB (with good knees) from the Championship that really should be playing in the PL already. We need good players with a chip on their shoulder. Mr. Fuchs may very well be just that, in which case I'd welcome his signing.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 08:06:07 PM »
This guy will be gold for back page headlines. Oh, the puns.

Haven't seen enough of him to speculate, but Schalke usually have an alright back line, so I'll assume he's alright. Also, an Austria international.

Apparently we were also after his name-sake Markus, but Ray Wilkins wasn't prepared on giving two Fuchs.
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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 08:08:52 PM »
Champions League experience, 60 caps for Austria - sounds better than our current left back options.

The 'knee problems' in his injury history weren't a big lay off so don't see that as a worry.

Agree on the Championship left back though - Aaron Cresswell is hot property.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 09:17:48 PM »
think its too early for transfer rumours, we have no indication as to what league we will be in yet

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 09:49:59 PM »
Are his knees Fuchsed


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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 10:25:05 PM »
stood out at Mainz, has done well at Schalke. Much better than what we have at left back, can cross. Would be happy to have him.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 11:29:07 PM »
Are his knees Fuchsed

Close. The answer we were looking for was "Every time he plays, he Fuchs his knees."  .5 for you. :)

I didn't mean to start any fears regarding his knees. I just wanted to point out that he's had recent issues of some sort.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 11:35:25 PM »
Fuchs = Fox, hence Fuchsin = Vixen. Same origin, just got changed a bit over the years.


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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 11:48:22 PM »
This guy will be gold for back page headlines. Oh, the puns.

Haven't seen enough of him to speculate, but Schalke usually have an alright back line, so I'll assume he's alright. Also, an Austria international.

Apparently we were also after his name-sake Markus, but Ray Wilkins wasn't prepared on giving two Fuchs.

For Fuchs sake.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 02:38:23 AM »
Fuch em off get into them! Fuch em off get into them!   ......   Sorry.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 07:12:19 AM »
The German poster opened this thread to ask what we thought of a player in whom we are reported to have an interest. Many, if not most of the replies don't relate to this but merely make a childish play on the player's name which has nothing to do with fornication and everything to do with a common canine mammal. I'm sure that there are common English words that cause similar amusement in German-speaking countries (mist, plastered all over a weather map, for example. It means dung). Frankly, I'm embarrassed what he now thinks of the level of debate on this board following his simple question.


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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 07:51:41 AM »
The German poster opened this thread to ask what we thought of a player in whom we are reported to have an interest. Many, if not most of the replies don't relate to this but merely make a childish play on the player's name which has nothing to do with fornication and everything to do with a common canine mammal. I'm sure that there are common English words that cause similar amusement in German-speaking countries (mist, plastered all yover a weather map, for example. It means dung). Frankly, I'm embarrassed what he now thinks of the level of debate on this board following his simple question.


God. You're a downer, aren't you?

I know it's a lot of doom and gloom around here recently, but cricticizing people for having a laugh at a funny name is a new level of moaning.

The German poster asked about a player, while albeit, an Austrian international, most of us know little to nothing about the chap. So we had a laugh at his name. Big deal.

Lighten up a bit.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 08:13:42 AM »
The German poster opened this thread to ask what we thought of a player in whom we are reported to have an interest. Many, if not most of the replies don't relate to this but merely make a childish play on the player's name which has nothing to do with fornication and everything to do with a common canine mammal. I'm sure that there are common English words that cause similar amusement in German-speaking countries (mist, plastered all over a weather map, for example. It means dung). Frankly, I'm embarrassed what he now thinks of the level of debate on this board following his simple question.

Agree 100%, puerile nonsense.  For what it is worth I would welcome him, he is highly experienced and much capped, albeit in a relatively weak Austrian side.  He delivers a very good cross and at 27 should be somewhere near his peak.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2014, 10:02:14 AM »
The German poster opened this thread to ask what we thought of a player in whom we are reported to have an interest. Many, if not most of the replies don't relate to this but merely make a childish play on the player's name which has nothing to do with fornication and everything to do with a common canine mammal. I'm sure that there are common English words that cause similar amusement in German-speaking countries (mist, plastered all yover a weather map, for example. It means dung). Frankly, I'm embarrassed what he now thinks of the level of debate on this board following his simple question.


God. You're a downer, aren't you?

I know it's a lot of doom and gloom around here recently, but cricticizing people for having a laugh at a funny name is a new level of moaning.

The German poster asked about a player, while albeit, an Austrian international, most of us know little to nothing about the chap. So we had a laugh at his name. Big deal.

Lighten up a bit.



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Gee you whingers must be a joy to live with.  Have you got anything else to moan and complain about?  Tube strike?  The weather?


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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 10:04:06 AM »
Wow.  An entire page of feeble, childish  jokes which only work if you pronounce the name incorrectly.  Come on FOF. This board's better than that. This is pathetic.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 11:08:48 AM »
Wow.  An entire page of feeble, childish  jokes which only work if you pronounce the name incorrectly.  Come on FOF. This board's better than that. This is pathetic.

We are British with a tradition of the 'Carry On' variety, I am not sure that many of us are better than that... I think this sort of childish humour is engrained.... whilst i sympathise with you I can't help laughing either although I resisted the temptation to post.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 12:20:40 PM »
Wow.  An entire page of feeble, childish  jokes which only work if you pronounce the name incorrectly.  Come on FOF. This board's better than that. This is pathetic.

Oh for Fuchs sake, get a sense of humour man...we are British after all (well the majority) its what we do in times of gloom...make jokes and just get on with it.


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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 12:27:21 PM »
Settle down please chaps... There's only so much word-play you can get out of this one.

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Re: Rumour: Christian Fuchs (FC Schalke) to Fulham?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 12:30:32 PM »
I've seen Fuchs quite a few times over the last couple of seasons as I watch a lot of German footy for work. I thought Kvist would be just what we need in midfield and think he's shown that so far.

Fuchs would definitely be an upgrade on Riise. I rate Riise higher than most on here I think, but I think Fuchs is better in the more important areas. He's surprisingly strong for a full-back (I may be wrong but I think he played CB in his younger years) but the down side to this is he's a bit reckless at times and toes the line of cards a bit closely.

I think he's better at defending than Riise and has the sort of left foot that our Norwegian had once upon a time. Good crosser, excellent with free kicks, just perhaps is a bit keen to get the ball forward rather than play it out. I think we could do a lot worse and although I'd probably prefer Taylor, Fuchs seems to fit Rene's (initially, at least) getting it wide and crossing game.

There are a lot of players in German football who would do a job for us. Riether and Kvist have made the move already, and Holtby as well to be fair. There are definitely more out there too.

EDIT: As a bit extra - he's competing with Dennis Aogo and Sead Kolasinac at Schalke this year and the other two are preferred to him, for I presume their better ability with the ball at feet.
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