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Brede Hangeland staring down his opponents.
On the other side of things, it's tough to win games when you allow more goals than you score. Fulham's 60 goals allowed puts them in the bottom third of the league rankings in that category.
Again, this needs to be fixed quickly.
The Cottagers already have a series of solid players already in tow in this part of their squad. Club captain Brede Hangeland headlines the group, having been a mainstay at the back for Fulham over the last five years.
The club's best summer signing after Berbatov was definitely Sascha Riether, brought in on loan from German side Koln. The German has had a terrific season at right-back, and as such the club has not hesitated in making sure he remains at Craven Cottage.
Beyond this pair, though, Fulham has been inconsistent. For example, Hangeland's compatriot John Arne Riise has dropped off a bit from the solidity he displayed in his days at Liverpool. He's been spelled at times by the likes of Kieran Richardson and Stanislav Manolev, a winter loan signing from PSV.
In the center of defense, Hangeland has been partnered by either Aaron Hughes or Philippe Senderos, a duo that can compete for playing time effectively. But beyond that, there is not much to speak of. Chris Baird is available, but he has mostly played in midfield this season.
But he, like most of the others already named, is aging. Some youth needs to be brought in here, not just to challenge for starting spots, but to set up a better future. Fernando Amorebieta has already been signed, but even he's already 28. It's a good start, though.