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What Fulham now think of us

edited January 2012 in General Charlton
Clint Dempsey from the Fulham website:
Dempsey was clearly impressed by Charlton on Saturday and felt the final scoreline arguably did not reflect how competitive Chris Powell's side were on the day.

“They’re a good side,” said Dempsey. “They're a team that had only lost two games before Saturday and they have a winning mentality.

“I don’t think the score line was a correct description of the game. I felt they worked really hard; they got behind the ball and made it difficult for us to create chances in the first-half.

“Maybe we could have moved the ball a little quicker but even though we had good possession, they still had a lot of people behind the ball. In the second-half they came out really aggressive and put us under pressure and to be honest, the second goal we scored was against the run of play.

“I think we gained a little bit of confidence from that second goal and we were able to play the way we wanted to after that.”


Read more: http://www.fulhamfc.com/Club/News/NewsArticles/2012/January/DempseyHattrickReaction.aspx#ixzz1iyRU7zov

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    He's a great player, I didn't realise just how good he was until the world cup.
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    Always liked Dempsey.

    I like him even more now.

    Just a shame he had to score the Hat-rick.
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    The cad's in a number of my Dream Teams.
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    US winger Clint Dempsey will choose Charlton ahead of London rivals West Ham and Fulham in January. (People) Sunday 19th November 2006

    If only!!!!!!!
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    Wasn't the story about him we made an offer to the MLS and they turned it down, Fulham came in a few months later and offered the same amount and the MLS sold him? Always been disappointed we missed out on him, class player
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    Remember us being linked with him

    They have some good players in Dempsey, Dembelele, Hangeland, etc they are a top 10 team, if we had created the chances on Saturday against a Blackburn/Bolton/Wigan/Wolves it could've been a different result
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    Well I'm glad that he took the penalty and got his hat-trick rather than Mrs Murphy's husband. Dempsey is a good footballer and comes across as a decent bloke - a bit unusual nowadays.
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    "Mrs Murphy's husband" - like it. :-)
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    colthe3rd said:

    Wasn't the story about him we made an offer to the MLS and they turned it down, Fulham came in a few months later and offered the same amount and the MLS sold him? Always been disappointed we missed out on him, class player

    MLS has been reeling from a backlash over the league's hard negotiations with Stoke City over Geoff Cameron's move there -- it doesn't help the league's public relations that one of the players who had previously been denied a move to the Premier League and never got another opportunity is now an announcer for ESPN. In any event, the league's Commissioner, Don Garber, participated in an interview last night during halftime of the MLS XI v. Chelsea friendly and brought up CAFC's offer for Dempsey in defense of the league's approach to Cameron moving to Stoke:
    Garber: Let's put Mellberg aside. The league hasn't nixed that, Toronto has decided that economically it didn't make sense for them, and at the end of the day it was a decision that they felt was in their best interest. Let's talk about Geoff, because I know that got a lot of buzz. You know, at the end of the day, the league has gotta come in and make decisions that are in the best interest of everybody; the player, the club and the league. Now the good news is, Geoff is on his way to being transferred and that worked out, but we've gotta be sure that we're making the right decision, that the first offer that comes in we just don't accept. Remember guys, Charlton Athletic offered half of what Fulham offered when ultimately Clint when over there and I get that the fact that players might want to go when the first thing happens, somebody has got to take a step back and say hey, might be the starting center back for our national team, a player that we would have loved to renegotiate his deal and pay him more money to stay, at the end of the day it worked out that he's gonna get transferred and I think ultimately positive for everybody.
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