Finally a Fulham match for 2016 to watch. The Whites host Hull City today at Craven Cottage in a game that kicks off at 9:00 am CT. It will be shown on a delayed basis at 11:55 am on beIN Sports.
Tim Ream returns to the starting line up today after having gone to the bench under Slaviša Jokanović who began his Coaching tenure on January 2nd. Tim started and played the full 90 in that 0-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday. He then came off the bench for 19 minutes at Sheffield a week later but sat the next two games. That after a string of nine straight starts and 90 minute appearances going back to early November.
A couple of stories I point to below discuss his possible use in the midfield and then another on what the best centerback pairings are for the Club. Regardless, we have a chance to see him ourselves today, an opportunity I’ve been waiting for this year.
Time Ream – Seasonal statistics
A regional site GetWestLondon.com has an article on Tim’s place in the team
Slavisa Jokanovic is having a long hard think on where best to use Tim Ream ahead of tonight’s match at Molineux.
The USA international was bought as a centre back in the summer, with Fulham reportedly paying Bolton close to £2 million and pipping QPR for his services.
But since the return of James Husband to parent club Middlesbrough at the beginning of December, Ream has shifted to the left of defence ahead of loanee number two Luke Garbutt.
More recently, SB Nation looked at the situation, describing it thusly
When signing Richard Stearman and Tim Ream, Kit Symons declared their partnership to be our next mainstay Hangaland and Hughes. However, four games into his new era, Jokanovic seems to have lost faith in their partnership and has reverted to Dan Burn and Shaun Hutchinson for the last two games.
Fulham have a second American on the roster, Emerson Hyndman (#28). He earned a start in midfield in last week’s 1-1 draw against Huddersfield and has made eight appearances now since early December.