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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2010, 11:42:33 AM »
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11681_6348140,00.html?
Siaka hoping for Prem switch
Ivorian defender holding out for 'dream' move

Tiene Siaka is hoping to secure a 'dream' move to England, with West Ham and Fulham reported to be keen.

The Ivorian full-back is currently on the books of Ligue 1 outfit Valenciennes, but could soon be on his way to the Premier League.

Fulham are in the market for a new left-back, with Paul Konchesky set to join Liverpool, while West Ham are still looking to strengthen.

German giants Werder Bremen are also understood to be keen on Siaka, but the African ace admits the Premier League would be his preferred destination.

"My advisors in England are on top of all the contacts," he told skysports.com.

"I am waiting to see what will happen. There is one day to go and anything is possible.

"I am a bit nervous but if everything can be put in place, I could fulfil my dream of joining my Ivorian colleagues in England."

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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2010, 11:43:37 AM »
http://tribalfootball.com/fulham-boss-hughes-delighted-stockdale-form-1080181?
Fulham boss Hughes delighted with Stockdale form

Fulham boss Mark Hughes says David Stockdale's England time will come.

Stockdale has been a revelation since Mark Schwarzer was axed for agitating over a move to Arsenal.

Hughes said: "There are a lot of plaudits going David's way and rightly so because he's done exceptionally well."

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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 11:52:26 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1307367/Roque-Santa-Cruz-heads-Lazio.html?
Roque Santa Cruz heads for Lazio as Fulham and West Ham miss out on Manchester City misfit

Lazio appear to have beaten Fulham to the signing of Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz, with reports in Italy claiming the striker is set to be put through a medical in Rome on Monday.

Corriere dello Sport, a newspaper based in the Italian capital, says a deal has been struck that will see the Paraguay international join Lazio on a season-long loan with the right to buy next summer for £6.5million. City will also continue to pay a chunk of his wages, it is claimed.

The offer would be an improvement on the initial £5m bid tabled by Lazio, which came just a year after Santa Cruz moved from Blackburn to Eastlands for £18m.

City boss Roberto Mancini is prepared to let the 29-year-old leave after adding Mario Balotelli to attacking options that already include Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor and the returning Brazilian Jo.

West Ham have also been tracking the striker.


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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2010, 11:53:29 AM »
http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=211393
Fulham - The £25 Story!
His England hopes may have been put on temporary hold due to an ankle injury picked up at Blackpool but David Stockdale has certainly made his mark in the Premier League this season.

Today, in one of those pull-out bits dedicated to the weekend football that the tabloids print, there`s a lovely little tale about how £25 saw a dramatic change in Stockdale`s career direction.

Whilst at York City David was, apparently, on a mere £175 a week and when he asked for a rise to £200 was shown the door with Stockdale explaining,

"They told me I was money-grabbing. I was on £175 a week and I asked for £200 because I was travelling and wanted expenses."

"They said I should concentrate more on my football. They lost out."

I`d love to know who was the skinflint who wouldn`t cough up the extra £25 wouldn`t you!


Read more: http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=211393#ixzz0y5MRJL8E

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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2010, 12:40:56 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1307335/Ivory-Coast-left-Siaka-Tiene-lining-Fulham-West-Ham.html?
Ivory Coast left-back Siaka Tiene lining up move to either Fulham of West Ham

Ivory Coast left back Siaka Tiene has been offered to Fulham and West Ham United after setting his heart on a move to England.

The 28-year-old has not started a game so far this season for his French club Valenciennes, but he has more than 50 international caps and went to the World Cup in South Africa.

Fulham have been mentioned following Paul Konchesky’s departure to Liverpool, while West Ham and Werder Bremen are also said to have shown interest.

Come and get me: Siaka Tiene is lining up a move to England
‘My advisors in England are on top of all the contacts,’ he told skysports.com.

‘I am waiting to see what will happen. There is one day to go and anything is possible.

‘I am a bit nervous but if everything can be put in place, I could fulfil my dream of joining my Ivorian colleagues in England.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1307335/Ivory-Coast-left-Siaka-Tiene-lining-Fulham-West-Ham.html?#ixzz0y5YIJ8o5

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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2010, 01:02:53 PM »
http://www.caughtoffside.com/2010/08/30/arsenal-sign-3m-veteran-keeper-mark-schwarzer-as-shay-given-heads-for-fulham/?
Arsenal Sign £3m Veteran Keeper Mark Schwarzer as Shay Given Heads for Fulham?

Source states that Emirates boss finally has his man.

Mark Schwarzer heads for Arsenal on manic Monday

We’re in store for a manic Monday as clubs look to snap up some last-minute bargains before the transfer deadline expires on Tuesday. And one man who’s never been averse to a bargain is Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, well known for being tighter than the Chelsea defence.

It looks as though Wenger could at last be about to get his hands on Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer as the Cottagers weigh up Shay Given as a replacement. Wenger has been chasing the 37-year-old Schwarzer for months but Fulham have been playing hard to get, stating there was no way they would sell the Aussie international to their London rivals.

But Fulham boss Mark Hughes seems to be softening his stance, saying after Saturday’s draw with Blackpool: “Mark Schwarzer has made it clear that he would like to go to Arsenal so we are trying to look at other options.” The fact that Arsenal are alleged to have increased their offer from £2.5m to £3m might also have made Hughes a happier man. (First Post)

So this source believes that a goalkeeping merry-go-round is about to be completed and in many ways it signals a series of deals that works well for all parties. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been chasing Aussie keeper Mark Schwarzer for some time now and whilst he may well have preferred a move for Man City goalie Shay Given it seems Roberto Mancini wasn’t going to sell such a talented player to a team they consider rivals.

Mark Hughes will have been pleased with the efforts of David Stockdale thus far this season but clearly the Craven Cottage boss will also be well aware of what Irish international Given is capable of. With the transfer window set to close very soon it was imperative for the futures of both keepers to have something sorted sooner rather than later and it appears agreements have been reached on these deals.


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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 01:05:06 PM »
http://www.premiershiptalk.com/2010/08/30/goalkeeper-merry-go-round-awaits/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PremiershipTalk+%28Premiership+Talk%29
Goalkeeper merry-go-round awaits
Mark Schwarzer's move depends on Shay Given.


Fulham boss Mark Hughes has conceded that there is no point in keeping want-away Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer at Craven Cottage but unless he finds an adequate replacement, the 37-year old will have to stay.

An adequate replacement doesn’t seem to be all that far away. Manchester City’s Shay Given is equally intent on moving away from his current club as the emergence of Joe Hart has left the former Newcastle player as the second-choice at the Eastlands.

As soon as a deal – even if it happens to be short-term in nature – is reached for the Irishman’s services, Hughes is willing to let Schwarzer pursue his desired move to North London.

“Mark Schwarzer has made it clear that he would like to go to Arsenal so we are trying to look at other options. I’m always interested in quality players and Shay Given is a quality player. Make of that what you will,” said Hughes.

“But I have said that if we can’t get anyone else in, Schwarzer will have to stay,” clarified the former Blackburn and Manchester City manager.

Hughes’ admiration for Given may have little to do with Schwarzer’s status, though. After all, the West London outfit has already started off the season in promising fashion with David Stockdale in the goal.

Therefore, one can’t help but feel that Schwarzer’s unveiling as an Arsenal player in the coming days is quite imminent despite Arsene Wenger’s continued faith in Manuel Almunia, who has shown significantly more stability in the goal compared to last season.

Maybe Wenger is just promoting a strong competition for the number one shirt, which is the way Celtic manager Neil Lennon recently went when he brought Newcastle’s Fraser Forster on loan to keep Lukasz Zaluska on his toes.

This summer has been so busy in terms of goalkeeper transfers that Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic, who joined from the relegated Portsmouth over the summer, was inspired to seek another move by wanting to sit out a recent Carling Cup game.

That lad didn’t quite get his wish granted and Sparky can only hope that things turn out differently when he approaches his former club for the services of Given.

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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 01:18:23 PM »
http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=211404
Fulham - Konchesky`s Replacement!
With Paul Konchesky having been spotted watching Liverpool yesterday, ahead of confirmation of a move to Anfield, speculation mounts as to who Mark Hughes will recruit as a direct replacement.

Sky Sports and the Daily Mail are both of the opinion that it could well be the Ivory Coast full back, Tiene Siaka

Siake is hoping to secure a dream move to England, from Ligue 1 club Valenciennes and has, reputedly, remarked,

'My advisors in England are on top of all the contacts.'

'I am waiting to see what will happen. There is one day to go and anything is possible.

'I am a bit nervous but if everything can be put in place, I could fulfil my dream of joining my Ivorian colleagues in England.'

This could be one worth monitoring as we head towards the transfer window closure!


Read more: http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=211404#ixzz0y5hoHRgp

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Re: Monday Fulham Stuff (30/08/10)...
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2010, 01:19:33 PM »
http://www.tribalfootball.com/qpr-chasing-fulham-striker-johnson-1080581?
QPR chasing Fulham striker Johnson

Fulham striker Eddie Johnson is wanted by QPR.

QPR boss Neil Warnock has visions of firing his side into the Premier League and is determined to add Johnson to an already healthy stack of striking talent with former Tottenham midfielder Adel Taarabt adding guile to the R's.

Johnson has been at the Whites since 2008 but has spent much of that time on loan to Cardiff and Greek side Aris.