I and fellow blogger 5stars are only two weeks away from completing our 2nd batch of Premier League Player Profiles, this feature has been going on for around three months and we are thinking of doing a third batch before the season ends. Today’s featured player is Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller…
Before joining Stoke City Ricardo Fuller was a player who found it hard to be settled at his previous clubs, his senior career started at Crystal Palace however his time at Selhurst Park didn’t last very long as after a four month spell he moved to Jamaican club Tivoli Gardens. His record there was brilliant as he scored 12 goals in 16 games, in the year 2002 he moved to Preston North End while at the club Fuller sustained himself as a goalscorer. The Jamaican international decided to move to south coast firstly to Portsmouth then to Southampton, but he had a torrid time with both clubs as he could only manage to amass a total of one goal for Portsmouth in 31 appearances and nine goals in 31 appearances for the ‘Saints. Fuller now seems to be settled with Stoke City as he is currently in his fourth year as a Stoke City player.
In the 09/10 campaign, Fuller is one of many players who has featured the most times for the ‘Potters’. He has appeared 29 times in the Premier League this season, but he has only managed to net two goals. He is the top scorer though this season as most of his other goals have been scored in cup competitions, Fuller is currently on a tally of seven as four of his goals have been scored in this season’s FA Cup. His two Premier League goals were scored against Portsmouth, and against West Ham as he netted against the ‘Hammers’ just two days ago.
Fuller is a player who is known for his fiery character as he has been involved in some incidents both on and off the pitch. Most notably his on pitch incident involving his own teammate Andy Griffin will never be forgotten if you’re a Stoke fan, Fuller incidentally slapped Stoke right-back Andy Griffin because he was rude and disrespectful also for that incident Ricardo Fuller was shown a red card for his un needed actions.
On the pitch though the 30 year old is a very talented football player, he has blistering pace and he has plenty of power to get past the oppositions defenders. He has scored some cracking goals for Stoke City in the past, and his goal against West Ham on Saturday just goes to show how well he can strike a ball. His goal against Aston Villa last season was just impeccable has he turned his marker and unleashed a shot in the top corner of the net. Overall Fuller is a brilliant footballer but sometimes he lets his actions do the talking, and hopefully he can add to his goalscoring tally this season.
Wednesday Premiership Player Profile – Chris Eagles(5stars)
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