Clint 'nonsense' frustrates Jol
Fulham boss admits that transfer window is a source of frustration
Last Updated: August 19, 2012 10:58pm
Martin Jol: Frustrated by ongoing Clint Dempsey situation with season underway
Martin Jol thinks the transfer window should close before the season starts to prevent the sort of problems he is having with Clint Dempsey.
Fulham were forced to fine Dempsey after the forward refused to play for the club in Saturday's Premier League opener against Norwich.
The 29-year-old, who scored 23 goals last season, is determined to secure a move away from Craven Cottage with Liverpool reportedly keen on the US international.
Jol believes a messy situation could be partially avoided if the transfer window closed before start of the campaign.
"We should stop the window when the first game is played then all this nonsense would stop," said the former Hamburg boss.
"If you look at the window now with two weeks to go, it's awful because there are a lot of clubs waiting around until they get the money in (from sales) and if they have got the money then they will come in and of course then you have players with clauses as well, so I think we should do something about it.
"It's a bit frustrating. I had the same thing happen to me in Germany (with Hamburg).
"Vincent Kompany left and then (Rafael) van der Vaart left in the same week."
Fulham didn't do too badly in Dempsey's absence - thrashing Norwich 5-0 in fine style.
Mladen Petric scored two goals on debut and Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell and Alex Kacaniklic also finding the net as the Cottagers ruined Chris Hughton's bow as Canaries boss.
Kacaniklic, who was making just his third Premier League start, thinks the emphatic nature of the victory proves the west London club will not struggle for goals this season.
"We're not going to struggle for goals this season because we've got good attacking players," said the 21-year-old Swede.
"We are a good team and we've brought some good players in this summer like Hugo Rodallega, Petric so we have plenty of options."