Aboubakar Kamara’s time with Fulham has been anything but plain sailing since his arrival in the summer of 2017.
Last season saw him both score at Old Trafford and sent away from the club after a reported training ground bust-up, so it is safe to say that he still had plenty to prove this time around as well.
But there have been definite improvements, scoring four and assisting four, largely from the bench, as Fulham continue to push for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Here, we take a look at the fan tweets which best sum-up his season so far…
Christie and Kamara are simply not good enough and it's not even close. #ffc
— Sönke Gorgos (@kingscrossed) August 27, 2019
Once again going to point out that Kamara is nowhere near the technical ability to play in this team under this style. Please crowdfund him back to Marmaris or wherever we sent him last year.#ffc
— Ross McSweeny (@ross_mcsweeny) August 27, 2019
— James Rust (@JMRust86) August 30, 2019
Things this season started in a similar way to how they ended last, with Kamara under fire from the fans for his poor performances.
He was surprisingly given the chance to start during the opening day defeat to Barnsley, with Anthony Knockaert benched, but it clearly did him not favours.
Fans begrudged his apparent lack of technical prowess and his season at Craven Cottage looked set to be another disappointment.
I said Kamara is better as a super sub but that was a great performance has to be said from Abou. Has to start for now on for me #ffc
— Sam (@Samffc1) March 7, 2020
— HerbieFFC (@herbiel2904) February 29, 2020
Ref was a joke and Abou should start every game now. #FFC
— Denver (@Denver1879) December 7, 2019
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However, as the season progressed, he seemed to find his place coming off the bench. He always looked like he had a point to prove when Parker called his name and he started to frequently change things.
An excellent cross for Mitrovic late in the day against Swansea and goal against Preston North End in recent weeks have rubber-stamped his surprising new status as a bit of a fan favourite at Craven Cottage.
Fulham will still be hopeful of breaking into the top-two when the season restarts and Kamara will certainly play a big part in that run-in.