Do you remember that Carling advert from a couple of years ago?
“It’s good, but it’s not quite Carling”. Well that pretty much seems to be how Fulham have operated so far this window. We’ve made some pretty good signings, but at the end of the day are we really any closer to solving the major problems that we face if we’re to be ready for the season?
I don’t think so.
The latest reports show that we are interested in two more wingers, Bertrand Traore and Jovane Cabral, and whilst they might certainly add some quality to our team, are we really focusing on the right area of the pitch?
Is a new CB our priority this window?
The answer is no, because we still need to sort out our defence. A defence which as it stands, is only really swapping Michael Hector for Alfie Mawson/Callum Chambers from one of the worst defences in Premier League history (only eight better off than the actual worst which was Derby County in 2007/08).
And whilst Hector was a tour de force when it came to our defence last season, he’s still not going to be enough on his own to quell Premier League attackers on a consistent basis, he desperately needs some help because Tim Ream just isn’t going to cut it, we saw that last time out.
So until the club addresses what is going to be the biggest deficiency in our side, I don’t want to see any more signings in any other position, because at the moment we’re just putting a new paint job on an old banger. It might look more impressive, but it isn’t going to help.