Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Busan l'Park 1:0 Fulham

Fulham dropped their first pre-season friendly during their tour of South Korea falling 0-1 aganst Busan l'Park in South Korea. The minute by minute match report here.

Manager Roy Hodgson continued to experiment a little with the back line, starting with John Pantsil at Right Back, Brede Hangeland and Leon Adreasen in central defense and Tony Kallio at left back. At the start of the second half, Hangland and Andreasen made way for Aaron Hughes and Paul Konchesky. I think at the end of the preseason, you will see a back line consisting of Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes and Konchesky from right to left. Toward the end of last season, Hughes and Hangeland featured quite often together and seemed to get things working. Pantsil looks like he is making a good run for starting right back and Konchesky has been a rock at left back. The only problem I see right now is that there does not seem to be a lot of depth to the Fulham back line and I worry about injuries and exhaustion as the season wears on.

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