There's no doubt Kit Symons will be fondly remembered by us Fulham fans.
A free transfer from Manchester City in the summer of 98' he arrived at The Cottage with his confidence at an all time low after fans at Maine Road had ridiculously labelled him a 'fumbler' surplus to requirements.
Thankfully, Kevin Keegan was having none of that nonsense and invited him to join his best pal Chris Coleman at Craven Cottage. He accepted and
within no time at all Kit's confidence came flooding back, and the rest, as they say, is history.
From a fans point of view, Kit always gave us 100%. He never let us down, and often surprised us with his goal scoring ability and the knack of being able to rise to any occasion.
From a professional point of view Kit Symons has been a pleasure to work with. He never said no to an interview, he always had a smile on his face, and would often volunteer to help out if we needed someone 'quick' to fill in if a journalist suddenly required a few words with one of the lads.
It was no secret that Kit wasn't enjoying life in the reserves. But he never once moaned, and he got on with the job in a professional manner. There's nothing 'big time' about the man. Apart from that is, his ability on the football pitch.
On a personal level, you'd have to say Kit is one of the nicest blokes you could ever wish to meet. When I started working at Fulham in January 99' he was one the first people to make me welcome. I shall never forget that and I am proud to say today that Kit Symons is a friend...
I'll certainly miss his morning quip of "What's happening on the net then Thorpey?"
Palace have got themselves a gem both on and off the pitch. Let's wish him and the lads at Selhurst Park all the very best for the future. I for one hope that we can welcome 'Kitster' and his new team mates back at Craven Cottage next year in the Premiership.