Ream: 'There's not many better feelings than this'

Six years after falling into the Championship, American Tim Ream is headed back to the Premier League.



Ream started for Fulham, which beat Aston Villa, 1-0 in the final of the English promotion playoffs, a win estimated to worth an estimated $200 million for the television revenues the Cottagers will earn in the EPL.

The 30-year-old defender went down with Bolton Wanderers in 2012 after moving from the New York Red Bulls. He played three seasons with Bolton in the Championship before moving to Fulham in 2015.

Late in the fall, Fulham was in 17th place and worrying about falling into the relegation zone. Then the Cottagers ran off a 23-game unbeaten streak to finish third in the Championship. They could have won promotion automatically but lost to Birmingham City, 3-1, on the final day of the regular season.

"I don't know that you can describe what the feeling is right now and the emotions," Ream told Sky Sports "and the release of everything that's gone on this season, in the second half of the season. There's not many better feelings than this.

"It's incredible. I had a taste of it what, six years ago now, and I wanted to get back ever since. It's the top of the top. Now to be back there and to get a change again to prove ourselves against some of the best in the world, there's nothing better."

Ream was a key fixture on the backline, playing every minute of his 47 starts for Fulham. Of his 226 league games in England, just 13 were in the EPL.
4 comments about "Ream: 'There's not many better feelings than this'".
  1. Wooden Ships, May 27, 2018 at 7:54 a.m.

    Happy for the fellow St. Louisan. 

  2. Wallace Wade, May 27, 2018 at 10:06 a.m.

    This can’t happen in the USA. Young, talented players here need to get to Europe as soon as they can. Anything improved since the election? 

  3. Bob Ashpole replied, May 27, 2018 at 12:37 p.m.

    Exactly what can't happen in the USA? (Tim was developed in the US, transferred to Bolton at age 24.)

  4. Boris Kressevich, June 1, 2018 at 3:37 p.m.


    1.  Tim R. a super person and a great ballplayer 

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