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Zamora Indebted to Fulham

England soccer player Bobby Zamora leaves after a news conference at the squad headquarters at Watford near London August 10, 2010. England play Hungary on Wednesday in an international friendly match - their first since the World Cup. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Bobby Zamora has today put pen to paper on a new four-year-deal at Fulham. The forwards commitment to stay at Craven Cottage demonstrates a massive coup for Fulham and Mark Hughes who had admitted he had to fight to hang on to his star striker.

Zamora’s career resembles a roller-coaster of highs and lows. After scoring goals galore for Brighton, the young goal-getter made the move to the Premier League, but things didn’t really work out for Zamora at White Hart Lane, and after just 18 games in a Spurs shirt he was on the move once again.

West Ham brought Zamora to Upton Park and he was able to help the Hammers back in to the top flight. However after his early success he eventually fell out of favour, mainly down to injuries and a lack of goals.

It was then that Fulham moved for Zamora and after a disappointing first season he began to prove his critics wrong in spectacular style. He scored 19 times in all competitions as Fulham exceeded all expectations to reach the final of the Europa League.

Zamora’s form was nothing short of superb as he fired himself to the verge of the England squad. Had it not been for an untimely knee injury I personally have no doubt that he would have travelled to South Africa.

Few would feel anything but pleasure at seeing Zamora’s late rise to success. In an era of overpaid stars he demonstrates superb work-ethic coupled with determination that has seen him improve drastically to become one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League.

His loyalty to Fulham demonstrates his character as he stays with the club that has helped him so much and hopefully over the coming months he can continue to develop in to a lethal forward for club and country.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Watch Live Soccer

    September 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    too bad he got injured…money gone to waste…

  2. Lamby

    September 11, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Doubling the salary does wonders for loyalty

  3. toddmintz

    September 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    workrate 2nd to none. Finally last season the hard work and improvement paid off in goals , the bottom line for any striker. However, strikers can be as up and down as the stock market. Of course, you need strong support people behind him if a 4-3-2-1 or 4-4-1-1 to help him. More importantly you need good service from your midfield. Clint Dempsey improvement has helped him in large ways. Now they have the players in place where before it seemed with Brian Mcbride it was feast or famine. Depending on what Zamora did. He will continue to have to make adjustments however to keep producing and not be taken out of games. Unfortunately, Fulham still needs more goalscorers allthough not asbad hence, 2-3 years ago and the Chris Coleman period…

  4. Sir Guy

    September 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    “….one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League.”

    As a Fulham fan I forgive your hyperbole. 🙂

  5. patrick

    September 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Zamora was probably solely responsible for West Ham going back up. His playoff goals where amazing. He’d probably still be a West Ham player if not for Alan Curbishley and his fickle player matrix.

    Sure Zamora can run hot and cold, but when hot is one of the world’s best. Good on Fulham for locking him up. I’m sure staying in London played a huge part, he is one of the lucky ones who gets to play and live in the place he was born. He is a Barking boy and park of the West Ham Academy team that included John Terry, Ledley King, Paul Konchesky & Jlloyd Samuel.

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