JOL GETS A ZAM SLAM

He’s to blame for Ful­ham stars leav­ing, blasts Bobby GOMEZ WINS RED CARD FIGHT BEN WANTS JO LOCKED UP!

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 - By IAN WIN­ROW

BOBBY ZAMORA reck­ons Martin Jol’s style of man­age­ment is to blame for the exit of some of Ful­ham’s big-name stars.

And the QPR hit­man claims a num­ber of the cur­rent Ful­ham squad are un­happy about the Dutch­man’s ap­proach.

Zamora quit Ful­ham for Lof­tus Road in Jan­uary af­ter fall­ing out with Cot­tagers boss Jol dur­ing the open­ing months of the sea­son.

He was fol­lowed this sum­mer by Clint Dempsey, who ef­fec­tively re­fused to play for the club in a bid to force through a move af­ter ini­tial in­ter­est from Liver­pool.

Se­nior play­ers Danny Mur­phy, Dick­son Etuhu and Andy John­son also left – along with Moussa Dem­bele (right) who sur­prised Jol by mak­ing a trans­fer dead­line day switch to Tot­ten­ham.

Zamora in­sisted Jol’s re­la­tions with some of his play­ers played a part.

The Eng­land striker said: “I left be­cause I didn’t see eye to eye with Martin Jol.

“I think that is the case with the vast ma­jor­ity of play­ers there now.

“A lot of the lads aren’t happy. But that’s that.”

Des­per­ate

Zdenek Grygera’s fu­ture at Ful­ham is in doubt af­ter an in­jury set­back in the re­serves.

The 32-year-old Czech Repub­lic de­fender has been des­per­ate to prove his fit­ness to Jol af­ter suf­fer­ing a se­ri­ous knee Novem­ber.

But he has picked up a thigh prob­lem on the eve of Jol mak­ing a de­ci­sion on of­fer­ing the out-of-con­tract full-back a new deal.

Jol said: “Grygera has had a set­back. He looked ever so well, played in the re­serves and kept them to­gether and they had bet­ter re­sults than be­fore.

“He has a thigh prob­lem, so we have to wait and see be­cause we wanted to make a de­ci­sion on him in the next week – and now there’s a lit­tle step back again.”

in­jury

last WI­GAN mid­fielder Jordi Gomez has won his ap­peal against a three-match ban for his send­ing-off in the 1-0 de­feat at Sun­der­land over the week­end.

Gomez was shown a straight red card for se­ri­ous foul play af­ter a lunge at de­fender Danny Rose.

The Spa­niard was set to sit out three fix­tures but will now be avail­able for Wi­gan’s home clash against Ever­ton on Satur­day.

“I am de­lighted that we can draw a line un­der this in­ci­dent,” said Lat­ics boss Roberto Martinez. BEN FOS­TER has urged West Brom to lock up con­tract revel Jonas Ols­son.

The Swedish stop­per, 29, is a free agent next sum­mer and is a tar­get for Tot­ten­ham, Ever­ton and As­ton Villa.

Fos­ter said: “I think the chair­man needs to lock him in a room and hope­fully get some­thing sorted out.

“I’d much rather play with him and Gareth McAu­ley than most de­fen­sive pair­ings.

“They are ab­so­lute war­riors. You know they are go­ing to block, head and kick ev­ery­thing.”

FUL OF PROB­LEMS: Zamora didn’t see eye to eye with Jol

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