Angry Coleman braced for tough week
Judging by the way Chris Coleman flung down his crutches upon boarding the Fulham team bus, his face contorted into a Authentic Prada Outlet Uk scowl as Bicester Village Prada Online he blanked the playful taunts from the Evertonians outside, this management lark is everything it’s cracked up to be.
With his multi-million pound international striker unsettled and his home-grown midfielder on the verge of jumping ship, the fact that his team had just been battered on the pitch did little to lighten a black mood. Yet for Fulham’s fledgling coach, a week that started with Saturday’s pasting on Merseyside is hardly likely to improve.
Steve Marlet sat deadpan in the stands while the home side ran riot, his transfer request made public five minutes after kick-off to ensure the £11.5m forward plays no further part in Fulham’s uncertain future. Also absent was Sean Davis, injured but en route to Everton, though with the transfer deadline less than a week away, the danger remains that Coleman could yet be left with two high-earning and marginalised players in his ranks.
While Marseille quibble over Marlet, Davis’s knee ligament injury is giving genuine cause for concern. The 23-year-old is due at Bellefield again today to undertake the first part of an extensive medical, but if tests show the England under-21 international is much more than a fortnight away from full fitness, Everton are likely to scrap the £5.2m deal. The outlook appears distinctly bleak.
The club’s insurers Are Prada Mens Shoes Worth It and medical staff will have more of a say than David Moyes as to whether Davis completes the move, leaving both the Everton manager and Coleman on tenterhooks. Sunderland’s Claudio Reyna should move to Loftus Road regardless, though funding a replacement for Marlet – with Marseille Are All Prada Products Made In Italy seeking to take the France striker only on a long-term loan – without the money from Davis’s sale may prove impossible.
“Sean’s ligament injury isn’t a serious one,” insisted Coleman though Everton, even if their intended Authentic Prada Shoes For Black Prada Bag Mission Impossible Sale down-payment amounts to only £1.75m, are entitled to feel Davis should be fit to feature within a month. “We clearly need a bit more depth across the side. We needed a few more men out there, a few more leaders and, above all, some organisation.”
That much was clear. Everton, Are All Prada Products Made In Italy with Wayne Rooney’s mind as quick as ever, even if his body was still off the pace prada sg, were not especially impressive yet Fulham’s Authentic Prada Bag For Sale Philippines excruciatingly obliging rearguard ensured the home side tore into an advantage their own jittery defenders never looked like surrendering. Gary Naysmith fizzed a low shot into the cor ner from 18 yards, David Unsworth finished a wonderfully slick and incisive move before Steve Watson tapped in Rooney’s centre amid Black Leather Prada Milano Purse chaos in the six-yard box.
The energy of Tobias Linderoth and Mark Pembridge eclipsed Fulham. The Swede, perhaps spurred by the prospect of Davis’s arrival, snapped and snarled all afternoon to force the utterly ineffective Sylvain Legwinski from the field. Only when the midfield pair tired did the Londoners muster a response, Barry Hayles pirouetting to score.
“We’re realistic enough to Apertura Outlet Prada Montevarchi know if we haven’t got eight or nine players at their best every week, we’ll struggle,” was Naysmith’s honest assessment. “Our strength is hard work.”
Therein lay Fulham’s weakness. “We got what we deserved,” added Coleman. “I wouldn’t put any money on us coming back from a goal down away from home.” The grim reality is that, should Davis not depart, the Welshman may not have any money to put on anything anyway.
Man of the match: Tobias Linderoth (Everton).