Christopher Patrick "Chris" Baird is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for Fulham and the Northern Ireland national football team. Baird started his career at Northern Irish club, Ballymena United, before moving to Southampton in 1998. Baird made his debut for Southampton on 22 March 2003 as a late substitute for David Prutton in a 2–2 draw at home with Aston Villa. He subsequently made two successful loan spells away from Southampton – two months at Walsall, where he played regularly in the first-team, and a month at Watford. He spent most of the 2006–07 season in central defence, and at the end of the season he was the winner of the Saints Player of the Season award. Baird left Southampton on 12 July 2007 to move to Premier League club Fulham for £3.025m. On 28 December 2010 he scored his first and second goals for Fulham against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in a 2–0 victory. In June 2003, Baird made his Northern Ireland debut against Italy in a 2–0 defeat. Since then, he has been a regular member of the national side, despite playing little domestically between 2003 and 2005.
The official start of the Premier League transfer window usually has fans everywhere excited about how their club will improve and who will be joining the good guys in their quest to defend titles, qualify for Europe, climb the table, avoid relegation, or whatever your team’s goals may be. Unfortunately, in order to get to […]
Fulham Deadline Day recap: loans, hotel internet and Fiorentina’s revenge
Well, it would seem that, barring anything crazy last minute (which is certainly possible given the craziness already having taken place), Fulham are done with their deals for the January transfer window. It’s been a crazy day, so I thought I’d put everything down here in one place for your viewing pleasure. Completed deals IN: [...]
The Bairdinho was nowhere to be found. It was the beginning of the 2012/2013 season, and Martin Jol had made some decisions. Certain players benefitted, certain players didn’t. Baird certainly fell into the “didn’t” category. Left out of match after match, he was losing his place at the back, supplanted by in-form fullback John Arne [...]