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Wednesday 28th September 2016, 12:58 AM



 
Well what other choice do we have to avoid relegation??
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:56 PM



 
So looking at the stats from tonight and by what Matt Murray said on sky we were the better team by far. BUT we still conceded first and still missed to many chances. I still think we are much better than last season. Even Saturday's result was a bit flattering on Bristol city but by no means are we the finished article but my opinion is we will get better as the season goes on and the new signings will do a good job ( well most of them ) my end of season prediction is that we will challenge for the playoffs but miss out by a few places maybe 10th which is by far better than last season. Keep the optimism! COYW!!
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I listened to the commentary. After us getting the ball forward quickly at the start of the season, it sounded as though we had gone back to passing it sideways again. We are still unbeaten away, and with the chances for both sides, a draw sounded about right.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10:12 PM
 
More solid as manager promised. Smith is a huge threat up front and we played better with him up front. Unlucky not to win in a sense as had better of game but draw was fair as neither side finished. We need someone to put their foot through the ball near goal - too much short passing and loosing the ball. We are much better than last year and turned around Saturday's shocking performance. QPR await and I fear revenge for the 6-1.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 11:23 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:12 PM



 
FULHAM NIL
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There's a cows arse, quick someone get my banjo. Fu@k it , missed again. Better leave it to Tom
posted by Sone Aluko (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:17 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:00 PM



 
Listening to the commentary, Forest sound dire so if we do not get anything out of this game then, it,s a real relegation battle
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Sorry chaps! 2 minutes later and Forest score. What a load of SSSSHHHH........TTTTEEEE!!!!
posted by mike (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:06 PM
 
Sone Aluko , the worst striker since John Watson. Absolute garbage.
posted by DG (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:09 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:59 PM



 
Hes gone
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....to the Bank?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:26 PM
 
Geezer is right!....Anybody got Sam,s number?
posted by mike (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:46 PM
 
On another matter, I have been listening to the on-line commentary and although Aluko is in the team, is that to make up the 11? as I have not heard his name mentioned....OH! Just heard, he,s missed an open goal! 5 yds out. But...statistically, he must be a good signing! I think we had better forget football
posted by mike (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:51 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:20 PM



 
How come suddenly the team look so average!?
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...because they are?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:25 PM
 
Cos the brilliant signings were worse than average Saturday and so the naughty boys don't get to play
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 11:25 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:59 PM



 
Allardyce is the ongoing example of how our game, like the country is, going down the TOILET! Useless twats earning fortunes and tossers running football clubs.......SAY NO MORE!
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Mike you must not forget that its run for and by the haves. And f///k the have nots. Always has and will always be.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:34 PM
 
There was a story on the bbc sport pages a couple of days ago. About how Notts forest lost an european cup game to Anderlecht in the 1990s three two. Anderlecht paid the ref 1.2m to throw the game. And FIFA knew all about it. And all they got was a years ban. And with some of the decisions we had lately it makes me wonder.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:32 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:25 PM



 
I would have thought that 3 million quid a year would suffice for most people but obviously big Sam needs a few more Bob to get by on! Thoughts Gents
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Last of the brown envelope brigade. WTF were we doing promoting this piece of garbage to the premier job in football?
posted by Simon (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:32 PM
 
irrespective as to whether the FA decide to bin him((I hope they do) surely Eddie Howe would have been a better choice at least his team play the way football should be played
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:52 PM
 
He has offered to resign - accept it
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:26 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:11 PM



 
SJ will instill fight and verve' and we will nick it 1-0 or 2-1! OK I have to take my tablets now but....... IF we go down again???? Serious questions about the FUTURE direction of the club have to be asked but more importantly, WE NEED ANSWERS! Somebody went out on a limb" supposedly" to get SJ, players are recruited "scientifically" we let our goal scorers go and it,s.......not looking good. Come on you Whites! I look forward to the abuse.......again!
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 5:56 PM



 
We're lucky we did not get that thug suspended at Derby will be sacked be lucky to get another Job lots wanted him l never did
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 4:46 PM



 
Betts, Odoi, Sigurdsson, Madl, Sessegnon, Parker, Malone, LVC, Aluko, Smith, Martin.
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Your two front men will be too isolated and without pace, you could only play a long ball game. As Wimbledon did with great success. Hope Tunners does play, we do not generally lose when he plays. I would play Cairney in the middle playing off Smith's knockdowns along with Aluko. Forest without
both Lansbury and Asongmuchlonger. Gotta seat in the Forest Main stand should be fun!!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 5:03 PM
 
Madl and Parker out inj
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 4:06 PM



 
Tonight's game is winnable if the team return to the form & desire they showed in the Newcastle game. Let's hope the Coach has kicked some backsides in training this week & re thought our tactics. It would be good to go with three at the back or a 4 1 3 2 formation.
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 1:06 PM



 
The biggest loser last weekend was not the team! It was the COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR!

Credit to him - he gave away probably 5000 free tickets (hence, the reason why we had 21k) to entice more supporters to FFC. He couldn't have picked a worse game. Having lost some 2000 potential supporters on the Burton game, he lost another 5000 last weekend! I was a bit embarrassed myself having gloated (this was a few weeks ago) how good Fulham were this season and managed to convince a couple of mates to cancel their family commitments to come and witness some quality championship football - I was embarrassed and I very much doubt they will consider a Fulham season ticket anytime soon!
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So who is the first manager out the door? think we all know the trigger fingers are twitching, Derby, forrest, wigan, blackburn, JFH. stoke, w/ham, watford , sunderland,Hull, oh yes, we cant get to smug.
posted by george south (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 2:34 PM
 
Big Sam !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:01 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 12:36 PM



 
The team is in dying need of a win tonight. My team? 4-1-3-2, Odoi(RB), Madl (CB), Sigurdsson (CB), Sessegnon (LB), Johansen(CDM), Cairney (RM), LVC (CM), Piazon (LM), Smith (ST), Aluko (ST). That would be my team, Parker needs a rest, McDonald banned, Smithy needs another chance up front and I would like to see Bets taking the armband (even though Cairney would in this time) Kebano needs to find his feet, Ayite needs to pass more and Jozabed has not adapted to this league yet. Staying hopeful! COYW!!
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Betinelli (GK)
posted by Sam (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 12:37 PM
 
where's the muscle in this team, especially in the centre of the field? where's Kalas anyway??
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 12:59 PM
 
Wasn't Parker given a rest at half time on Saturday?
posted by Scottie's Mum (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 2:08 PM
 
Presume your trying to be funny !??? If you don't know the real reason !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:02 PM
 
Don't you need a Goalkeeper? You got five right, and five wrong. Obviously not on the same wavelength as SJ.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10:20 PM
 
Sorry Sam, you got six right.
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 11:31 AM



 
looks like another thrashing on the cards tonight, 4-0 at least! I wonder if that might cause a bit of concern amongst the hierarchy, or will they be quietly be rubbing their hands with glee? relegation bonuses all round!
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I don't think that we will lose 4-0, but unfortunately we will lose. I reckon 2-0. I can't understand why the bookies are giving Forest as odds against. 7/5 seems a good bet to me.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 12:49 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10:14 AM



 
On Sunday the Sun carried a story from the Crystal palace Chairman Steve Parish, which is a bit frightening, as far as clubs like Fulham are concerned, and it makes you wonder just how long, if at all, it will take us to return to the Premier league. he was talking about forming a second tier Premier league, and also about the difference in the money clubs will have in both the Premier League. I know that it is a vast sum, but a mid table Premier League side can earn as much as £130m, whereas in the Championship clubs will be lucky to have £15m to £16m coming in. In that case, we have very little chance of enticing top players to join us, as we just won't be able to afford them, or their salaries. Being relegated is turning into a long time nightmare, as relegated clubs will now have high parachute payments, and they will be looking for quick promotions, as are Newcastle and Norwich this season. We are looking at scraps from the rich table.
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Leicester, Burnley and Watford have done it...so there's hope. infact Leicester have done it big time and now pushed themselves into a completely different level with many players on 100k salaries (just hope they don't get relegated otherwise, it will be another Portsmouth). So it is not impossible but I agree - a tough ask!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10:46 AM
 
Not quite " mission impossible" but you have to be an optimist to see us back in the top flight for the foreseeable future- but we are Fulham !!!!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 11:05 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:28 AM



 
Veanbles and Hoddle lost there jobs for less
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:55 AM



 
Great news that at last we will have a statue of the Great George Cohen. He and Jimmy Langley were just about as good as it gets for full backs. Sure many "old timers " will remember them with affection
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Here Here Fred. COYWs young or old.
posted by ROY (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:15 AM
 
Here here
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:26 AM
 
Looking forward to the unveiling on the 7th, not quite so sure about the game after :). But let's hope the team can put in a performance to commemorate a red letter day for a great servant to our club.
posted by Mortlake - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 11:23 AM
 
Be good if I got the right day.....duh.
posted by Mortlake - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 1:37 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 27th September 2016, 5:37 AM



 
Well, we all knew that Old Sam was not Sir Alf Ramsey and hardly likely to win the world cup. But I would have him at any price, but it does show the money washing around in our beautiful game. Shame Mr Kahn runs our club like a cut price corner shop, when we have got used to Harrords.
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I assume you mean, have Sam to run the Fulham shop, not the team........I hope you do anyway.
posted by mike (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:41 AM
 
With a name Rich of Cambridge, maybe you could do us all a favour and buy the club from Shahid? AND, put BIG SAM in charge of the Fulham shop.
posted by mike (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:44 AM
 
If Big Sam thinks he can get 400k on how to do dodge the transfer market, I've got even better tips for Khan, I wonder how much I can get!? I'd give Khan a tip for free - buy early when its fresh and don't ever buy when the shop is closing and the lights are dimming and you can't see if you are buying past sell-by date goods!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:17 AM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 8:50 PM



 
Good signs on the Fulham website, the quote that this isn't France or Spain. He's seen now that he was naive to push new signings above players like LVC. Our best signings so far are McDonald and Aluko and Malone, all of whom have championship experience. Jozabed, Kebano, Johanson, and even Ayite have done little for us. I expect them to be on the bench for awhile.
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You think Aluko is good do you ? Couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo
posted by Amazing (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 9:58 PM
 
AND, he mentioned the loss of Ayite having an impact on the teams performance. I am not looking forward to tonight!! 8 goals in 9 games and now conceding 6 goals at home in a few days against Bristol City!
posted by mike (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6:37 AM
 
I don't think Janko can fix the goal scoring issue quickly so tonight is about making the defence more solid once more and get a 0-0 draw!!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:43 AM
 
We will win 1-0 tonight
posted by adam (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10:19 AM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 5:34 PM



 
all da pubs is ganna be full. can't wait for this one meself. propiss. propiss! i'll be in da golden lion waiting for me lagers and bitters. got me clobber sorted n all. nawty!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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don't forget the prawn sandwiches
posted by .......... (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 8:51 AM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 5:33 PM



 
in a previus post tony r mentions jankos high pressure game not working , maybe the players brought in dont suit that style of play , perhaps thats the main problem here with the coach having no say in the players , its just pot luck , and not picked for a system , just hope janko can sort out our second rate signings , and not walk away
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I think tonight will be interesting if we come away with 60% possession and lose 3-0, then it is time for a massive re-think. I do hope he plays some tacklers Parker, Tunners and Malone. Button has to kick long to mix it up so needs Smith to hold it up for Aluko and Cairney. Simplesss!!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 9:14 AM
 
i would defo play smith
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10:28 AM
 
Totally agree. He upsets defences. Nobody else I have seen can cause opposing defenders so much trouble. When Leeds played McCormack feeding off Smith they scored goals for fun. Cairney would look a different player in the centre playing off Smith. I do expect Smith to lead the line tonight for at least an hour but we shall see! COYW
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 11:02 AM
 
You must not mention Ross on here !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7:06 PM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 4:25 PM



 
Billy the Badger or Johnny Haynes statue .
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Hilarious !
posted by Roy Hud (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 6:30 PM
 
The Ref for not sending Parker off.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 6:37 PM
 
Either would have been an improvement!!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 6:55 PM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 4:15 PM



 
This is unacceptable by our standards!We should have got at least a draw in that cup match before saturday but we didn't.We should at least have been prepared for bristol city the 2nd time of asking but,we were not! Okay it happens in football when clubs get days when whatever you do on the pitch,you ain't gonna win whatever.Did you notice some strange results in the prem? Everton could not buy a goal if they tried,arsenal beating chelsea? and so on.We have to move on and hope things are put right for the next game,nightmare over!I would swallow my pride and go get adebayor in on loan for the rest of the season.At least the likes of martin will have a half decent hold up player to play off with smith rotating.Sometimes these bad boys need to play football again.Adebayor knows where the goal is and he could be a useful link up man even if he doesn't score many.Lets face facts here folks,khan and company has stitched us up like a kipper with some on the cheap players and i cant see another way out here.I think and i hope i am wrong and this current crop of players will start to gel and come good but,i am not holding my breath.Have you noticed that whenever there is a world cup or a euro championship year,a lot of the players come back from pre season lethargic?Okay i could say that should only apply to players that are picked for their country but,i don't know what the answer is.How do you explain what is going on down at west ham? I will put my sensible head back on and say this 4.0 bristol result is a one off,a blip! We need a performance against forest though.Lets go out and do it!Bring some pride back to this fulham club!!!
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AND BARTON , ,, sorry
posted by doc (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 5:21 PM
 
maybe warnock ,, ,, ,,WHO SAID THAT
posted by who (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 5:48 PM
 
How about Campbell?? think he left west ham and must be loitering around ready and waiting surely!
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Monday 26th September 2016, 3:05 PM



 
I'd like to see us adopt a 4 3 3 formation for the Game. Team personnel: Bets Odoi Madhl Sugg Sess Tunner (Holding mid) Cairney Jozabed Christiansen (FR Wing) Piazon (FL Wing) Aluko (CF) Subs: Button Ream Malone Parker Kebano Woodrow Smith or Martin Any thoughts???
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The answer is in the head,not sure what team will get it right until the head has it right.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 3:19 PM
 
The rumour mill has started,after buying 14 players and watching events happening Khans trigger finger may be twitching.
posted by th ebishop (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 3:29 PM
 
Is he wanting to sell the club???
posted by Guest (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 3:44 PM
 
Is he wanting to sell the club???
posted by Guest (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 3:45 PM
 
Gonna shoot himself
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 3:45 PM
 
The jags are in London this week so no doubt he might actually turn up to a game
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Monday 26th September 2016, 2:28 PM



 
I dont intend having a go at anyone but this sat i was in Riverside and going past the directors box i felt sick.Any body tell me who the yuppies sat there are? Nobody with FFC colours? At the the BCFC directors or whoever they were(identidiable colours) looked decent people. The other lot appeared to have flown in from studio 52.
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 2:06 PM



 
Let's face it we all agree board signings and management are not good. However main problem is Khan no interest in promotion, no strategy , no development programme and really that's our permanent problem. Also why is Christensen not playing as good player and at least playmaker . Martin Smith Woodrow not good enough and unfortunately cannot see 3points from next 5 games. Hope I'm wrong but a struggle all season yet again.
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 1:23 PM



 
After the mauling at home by B City it's difficult to see us getting anything against Forest. So come on lads show a bit of character- a point or three would be most welcome
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Other than a change of tactics or personnel you be lucky to get one point. Also as mention earlier lets find some leaders out there.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 2:01 PM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 12:47 PM



 
We hold 1st and 10th spot in this table. It just says it all about the powers that be since the takeover. No guesses who they are then?
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We don't get in the list I've seen. That's the Daily mirror list.
posted by DG (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 1:13 PM
 
Yeah, im feeling pretty down at the moment and that's all i need, some footie stat toss-pot reminding me we've had some sh1t managers i the past.
posted by Gazzoom (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 1:16 PM
 
well played
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Monday 26th September 2016, 12:31 PM



 
No Fulham player's name is mentioned in any of the recent statitics published for this season (so far). i.e. Top Scorer, Top Passer, Top Tackler - this is the real issue for our Management as our club decends down the League Table. What we urgently need on the field is someone like Alan Mullery, Roy Keane who will get ahold of one of this bunch and demand they put a decent shift in. SJ can only do so much with the players he had got, although these probably do not represent those he wanted. Why did we not buy a striker for £15-20 million to replace the two we lost ?
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The only thing that's changed so far is we are not scoring the goals that kept us up last season. I can't even think about the out come of this.
posted by DG (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 1:16 PM
 
Comments like this are all to easy with hindsight
posted by Gazzoom (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 1:17 PM
 
We did have a leader in Scott-Parker but was lucky to be still on the pitch come half time that's why he was taken off. But it's leadership off the pitch as well and at the moment we have neither.
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Monday 26th September 2016, 11:41 AM



 
I don't normally say this, but I can't wait until the next international break in a couple of weeks time. It's been a complete disaster since the last one when we somehow lost our shape, rhythm, pace, confidence and goal scoring shoes after coming back from 2 week off. Before break: P8, W6, D2, L0 - goals 12/7: After break (P5, W0, D2, L3 - 2/8) - how do you explain this?!

If we can grab a couple of more points and able to stay away from the bottom 7 or 8 teams, maybe the next break can snap us back into shape!

I still have full confidence in Janko to get it sorted but have lowered my expectation for the season.
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Since the international break we have tried to introduce, Siggurson, Jozabed, Neeskens, Martin, Johanson.

That's to many players in one hit, they should have been drip fed into the team.

Seriously where is LVC? Gets the winner v Boro, must have been on cloud nine and hasn't been seen since?
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 12:13 PM
 
We think that is the case but if you look at the team that played at Blackburn before the break, and the team that played on Sat - there's very little difference.

Team against Blackburn (Bristol City)
27David Button
4Denis Odoi
26Tomas Kalas (Sigurdsson)
15Michael Madl
30Ryan Sessegnon
8Scott Parker
6Kevin McDonald
10Tom Cairney
24Sone Aluko
7Neeskens Kebano
9Matt Smith (Martin)

Only 2 changes.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 1:02 PM
 
I'm looking forward also to the next international break, off to see the MIGHTY WELSH GET ANOTHER WIN IN AUSTRIA! CYMRU AM BYTH
posted by Gazzoom (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 1:19 PM
 
They won't win there !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 2:16 PM
 
The mighty welsh who lost to the mightier english !
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 8:06 PM
 
 
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Monday 26th September 2016, 10:38 AM



 
We need to match our style and ambition to our assets and talents.Trends come and go in football and nowadays everyone seems to want to be Barcelona or Bayern. We are nothing like those but still we try to play Tiki Taki in midfield but we haven't got the skill or the vision to make it work.We don't build anything with all that possession. On Saturday we had 66% possession and managed 2 shots on target! Guardiola says the modern goalkeeper has to be able to play the ball on the ground and act as an auxilliary outfield player. We have Button giving everyone heart attacks trying to dribble out of defence and then panicking and kicking the ball aimlessly away. Get real! SJ in NOT Guardiola; Button is NOT Manuel Neuer;We are NOT Barcelona and I am NOT happy!!
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Every team who watches us before we play them know the easy way to beat us... Its not hard to work it out..

Let us have possession across our back 4, let us play across the half way line, bring us on to them, they know we cannot find a killer pass and when we try bang... lose possession, killed on the counter attack.

Any team with 3 pacy strikers/wide men will get 3/4 goals against us even though they probably only have 30-40% possession. We do nothing with the ball, opposition go for our throat when they have it. That's the big problem.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 10:59 AM
 
I know that it is very early in the season, and we have only lost 2 games, but I have a horrible feeling that after the next 8 games, we will be firmly fixed in yet another relegation battle. Frankly, I am sick of it. I was looking forward to a middle table position with no worries of having to look down towards division one, but we are heading that way now.
posted by Ronny (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 11:15 AM
 
SJ is not for moving with his high pressing game. I am with you we are going to be nearer the bottom, than the top by end of November, unless he has the flexibility of mind to change his style quite substantially.
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He got it bang on when he wrote 'nobody said it would be easy, no one said it would be this hard"...
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fulham
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Monday 26th September 2016, 7:53 AM



 
8 Goals in 9 Games? There is one reason for our defensive record being better than that of Kit Symons. How many chances get created in a game and who is in the box to take advantage? This stats man? Martin, Aluko, were they signed on goals scored in a set number of games? Why does SJ not play Smith, so as to give him a run in the side and build confidence? Quite frankly, those two cannot hit a barn door and were not playing for their previous clubs as a result. Can you really see us getting anything at Forest and QPR will be out for revenge. The Omens are not good!!!!
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sam admans
posted by sam (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 8:32 AM
 
 
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Sambas and Gazelles in. L&S tops as well. QPR Sorted.
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Fair play to be fair mate
posted by Callum (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 8:32 AM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 9:00 PM



 
You can't defend what we saw on Saturday but if we had converted a few of them chances would have changed the coarse of the game although the second half was terrible from our point of view !! There keeper was voted keeper of the day for championship did he make any worthwhile saves ????
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 6:47 PM



 
See previous posts for the last 3 years.....!
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 4:36 PM



 
Not really worked so far has it? Can't play McDonald & Parker it's too defensive & got to trust one at a time (60-65 mins, then swap for the other 25-30) 3-5-2 Or 3-5-1-1 they can work depends who your playing where?? Requires both width & pace..... Let me know who u all think should be where (then subs for injuries/suspensions) Mine is: Bettinelli Madl, Sigurdsson, Kalas Odoi, Malone, Parker, Cairney, Kebano/Ayite Smith, Aluko Subs: Button Sessegnon* Ream McDonald Kebano/Ayite* Martin* Woodrow *most likely to use/impact the game
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Christensen needs to be included. He is showing good form this season.
posted by Cumbrian White (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 6:44 PM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:35 PM



 
Jozabed - not the right type for the championship Aluko - there was a reason why he didnt get any games last season Martin - we forgot to look at his sell by date when we panick buy at lidl closing time Odol - did we check he was really a defender Kebano - maybe there's still some hope
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:34 PM



 
Lets all try to have patience with Chris Martin. Try to remember that it took Peter Crouch nearly 14 games to score his first goal when he joined Liverpool and he went on to score 14 by the end of the season and became their player of the season. I for one will be willing to wait a little longer for him to settle in, it's a long season and we have loads of time to get it right. I hope he gets a bag full against QPR. COYW.
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w t f , peter f,ing crouch
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 4:24 PM
 
In Answer to you Moreline I think at this precise moment in time FFC would do cartwheels to have Crouch in the side as he is a proven goal scorer.
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 6:10 PM
 
cant argue with that bob i hope kline agrees with us
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 6:35 PM
 
So was Darren Bent.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 3:23 PM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:03 PM



 
With all the comings and goings, can you really see ANY progress from when we had Kit?
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Peter, at least we can spot the "strikingly" obvious!!
posted by mike (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:06 PM
 
At least Kit had a good gung Ho go!! I am still bitter about this, when a quick look back shows it was too early to hit the panic button on November 8th bearly 2 months in? - aside from 0-5 Brighton & the game that cost him his Job to Birmingham 2-5 Questions us REAL fans want answering still are........ Wins@ Preston, QPR, Bolton, Cardiff, Rotherham, Mk Dons Hard fought Draws @ Ipswich, Leeds, Derby, Birmingham, Huddersfield Yes we lost other games too but I think he worked a small Fkin miracle with what he had - So what was the problem?? Why didn't we give him enough time??? Why are we back to square 1 again???? Kit would have sured up the defence in Jan (as a vet centre back for club & country) as scoring wasn't really a problem anyway I still want us to do well every game but the last 3 years were going round in circles & getting tired now!!
posted by Fulham Boi™ (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 4:17 PM
 
No!
posted by Cumbrian White (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 6:47 PM
 
Fulham Boi, Kit had plenty of time to shore up that defence. He failed to do so. Under Jokanovic, until Saturday, our defence has looked much more reliable and we look like we are trying to play creative, passing football.
posted by Scrawnee (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 5:34 AM
 
 
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I still cannot understand a word he says! Well, maybe the odd word. We lost 40 goals from last season and have not looked seriously to replace them...simple!!!
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Ross has stopped scoring, although come to think of it, has he started yet, and Moussa is scoring goals in a Sunday morning league. Let us see how many he scores against Manchester City this week. ! !
posted by Ian Huntely (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 2:30 PM
 
Does it really matter, they no longer play for us!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 2:50 PM
 
You all miss the point for, irrespective of where or what they do now, it,s a fact they were responsible for putting the ball in the back of the net for FFC last season. SJ obviously does not have faith in Smith and brought in 2 strikers who could not strike a match! and I still do not understand him.
posted by mike (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 2:59 PM
 
fred mate , some times i wonder why we bother, all i know is were in the sh-t , and the bloke who saved us for the last 2 years has gone , as mlke says , simple ,
posted by peter (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:03 PM
 
I am wery sorry por the pulham pans right now in zis moment we are not great & need to be little bit more create zese chances - beliewe me we are working hard por the pulham pootball club & pans because it not been a good Saptember so far & we have to be little bit more clinical por make zis chance in front of uz on Tuezday night another chance for pight por the 3 pointz in front of us is many games still. Zank you pleaze
posted by Slav is sorry (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 4:49 PM
 
Still can't see the point of talking about players who aren't with us. We've got what we've got and they have to step up and do what their paid for!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 5:00 PM
 
Mst pull the plug !!!!!! N
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 8:49 PM
 
So let's see if we understand you correctly Fred. What you are saying is that you don't see the point in talking about players that have left the club. Okay, now that we have illustrated clearly that we understand your point, we want to talk about the players that have left the club, even if you don't see why we want to. We don't believe that talking about it will change anything,but we also realise that nothing we say on this forum changes anything, because it's a forum not the hotline to the FFC board of directors.
posted by Scrawnee (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 5:39 AM
 
 
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Yep! kept waking up still angry with what we had to put up with yesterday. But after lots of thought in the early hours I have a side that can get a result a Forest on Tuesday night tell me I am wrong but I don't think so! BUTTON. KALAS. SIGURDSSON. REAM. MALONE. TUNNERS. PARKER. SESSIGNON. ALUKO. CAIRNEY SMITH. In a 4-4-2 with Cairney playing off Smithy in the centre and Sessignon and Aluko playing out wide. Assumption made that Madl is injured in the case of Ream.
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The bit that caught my eye was Cairney up front. Surely in the current circumstances, it would be worth a punt trying Cairney as a centre forward for a few games to see how he gets on. He couldn't do worse than Martinez!
posted by Scrawnee (Guest) - Monday 26th September 2016, 5:43 AM
 
Or Martin even! Damn that autocorrect!
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 12:31 PM



 
like there was last season. Glad to see no nonsense off the pitch.
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After watching that not surprised completely deflated thought the days of being beaten by minnows might be behind us !!! Bet the Johnson household was lively last night !!!!!!credit where due manager got his tactics right both games !!! Maybey he would like to come home !!( only kidding ) still think we will pull things round. Still close up top
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 1:35 PM
 
loads of trouble and a win would have been fine with me
posted by izzy (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:06 PM
 
Trouble ? When I got home I kicked the wife...........well , I like the dog so......
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 7:05 PM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 12:15 PM



 
After yesterday's debacle, we have now slipped down to 13th in the table, which is two places lower than we were at the same stage last season., albeit that we have 2 points more this season. 13, is an unlucky number they say, and it's amazing in how many season's in the past, we have got stuck on this total. Another strange thing, is how many times over the years, we have failed to beat any team that starts with B. Bristol City twice, Birmingham and Burton, are cases in point. Looking at the forthcoming fixtures, can anyone of us see us winning against Notts Fo, QPR, Barnsley, Norwich, Aston Villa, Huddersfield, Brentford, Brighton and Reading. My bet is that we will not win any of them, and we will be right back in the usual relegation scrap by Christmas. This is turning out to be another season of dread. I renewed my season ticket full of hope, after destroying it last January, and those scissors are hovering again.
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Look on the bright side we've done really well lately against teams beginning with Q !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 1:38 PM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 11:29 AM



 
Must be Tom Cairney, he saved the club a lot of money. Didn't run around enough to break a sweat so don't need to wash his shirt
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if the club had any sense whatsoever they would have abandoned the man of the match vote for yesterday's debacle out of respect for the poor fans that watched it. The only players on the pitch were Bristol City.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 11:49 AM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 11:23 AM



 
What have I been given in return. Certainly not entertainment. The club is turning into a scam.
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And thoes that didnt renew their season tickets. Got two free tickets for the game
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 1:46 PM
 
you 2 are well meaning , lovely , honourable , MUGS , we all are because we want 2 believe , i just hope we dont buy anybody in the window , bacause it will be more sh=t , and dont kid ya selves we are in for it this season ,
posted by doc (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:18 PM
 
 
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Sunday 25th September 2016, 10:52 AM



 
So as we start our usual drop into the abyss ever getting faster we have to ask ourselves who is responsible ,seems obvious thats down to the board ,who , back in the early days of the close season sat on there cheque book hoping for a miracle freebie ,and when S/J started to sound of we waited till last day of August for a panic signing and got Martin. My guess is S/J never wanted him but so tight have we become he had no chance of anything better, Smith and Woodrow no chance of any thing with those two, so we now wait till January, will FFC get a striker??? not whilst there is one F in Fulham they wont.And i expect S/J will walk at season end who can blame him?. oh yes i am the real bishop the moaning one.Only needs QPR to duff us and thats oblivian for us in london.
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Think I prefer the other one !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 1:40 PM
 
You mean you dispute the post????????????.
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Saturday 24th September 2016, 10:47 PM



 
Still think Joka is the man for the job, but he made a mistake throwing in Jozabed, Kebano, Johansen, and Martin too quickly. The team he had was operating well and had chemistry. Malone should start at LB, LVC should be on the pitch, Smith should be starting up top. The squad that started the season has been diluted with players who aren't quite ready for the Championship and don't understand the system. Hopefully, Joka learns from this.
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Yes, agree. Chopping and changing a pre-season team that was working well together at the start was not a good idea. Now we're at sixes and sevens, and have to build up again. After this abysmal loss to BC we need to get our act together for Notts Forest or sink into the abyss of another relegation struggle.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 2:26 AM
 
Drago ..spot on Smith should always start Championship is a league for a big bustling centre forward
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 7:03 AM
 
all this support for Joka is absurd....yes of course blame the board and Rigg, rightly so, but Joka must take some responsibility for the team performances. I watched him yesterday and was not impressed...added to the fact that he is clearly not motivating the team week in week out. He states in his post match interview the players have dropped performance, that is your fault Joka, we cannot blame the board for that. Wouldn't it be great if the chairman got ridd of Rigg (and others) and put Hodgson as head of football and let him sort things out. It is not going to ever work with Rigg and Joka.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 11:56 AM
 
we bought sh-t , janka told us we were buying sh-t, and he had no say in it, his words , if he goes wait and see what looser we get then.
posted by dont blame the coach (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:24 PM
 
3 weekes ago he was great
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:25 PM
 
 
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Saturday 24th September 2016, 10:01 PM



 
Put the blame where it belongs. On our mean greedy owner & his overpriveleged stupid son & his nerdy bff who are managing our club disgracefully.
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I agree. We have completely changed the team and it's no better. Mr rigg is a disgrace and should walk before he is pushed. Then bring Roy back as director of football and things would change fir the better
posted by Jon (Guest) - Saturday 24th September 2016, 10:33 PM
 
Why can't mr Khan see that he has a very poor management team apart from Jacko. Alistair Mac, Sarah brooks and Mike rigg are useless and mr Khan should deal with it I agree try and bring back Roy in a senior capacity. We have changed our team three times now and it is no better but we have not changed the above management once. Here lies the answer
posted by David (Guest) - Saturday 24th September 2016, 10:54 PM
 
You let your best two forwards who will always score goals in this league go and not replace them what o you expect
posted by Bill (Guest) - Saturday 24th September 2016, 11:01 PM
 
Jon. Afraid you are disillusioned if you think that Mr Rigg will either walk or be shown the door- looks as if we will carry on as we are - a few good results followed by some poor ones all adding up to a lower middle half finish to a season which started full of promise , but just how we were outfought and outplayed by the likes of B City is of huge concern- three hours of football on our own ground against them equals 1-6 - dread to think what would happen if we played a top class team!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 11:01 AM
 
all this support for Joka is absurd....yes of course blame the board and Rigg, rightly so, but Joka must take some responsibility for the team performances. I watched him yesterday and was not impressed...added to the fact that he is clearly not motivating the team week in week out. He states in his post match interview the players have dropped performance, that is your fault Joka, we cannot blame the board for that. Wouldn't it be great if the chairman got ridd of Rigg (and others) and put Hodgson as head of football and let him sort things out. It is not going to ever work with Rigg and Joka.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 11:57 AM
 
You must not say that bill you will incur the wrath of the board the r word is banned !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 1:43 PM
 
jankos fine , anybody with an ounce of football savvy knows that he has no chance with rigg and kline buying the crap players we got
posted by old (Guest) - Sunday 25th September 2016, 3:37 PM
 

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