The euphoria on this message board has already been replaced with abject misery and doom and gloom, which is, frankly, really stupid. I wrote yesterday that the best we could hope from Kit is that he can steady the ship and hang on until the transfer window reopens, in the hope that we could gain enough points not to be dead and buried by then. Kit has been in charge for 1 day! He has inherited the worst squad we have had in years, if not decades..Magath, under the noses of Mackintosh , and paymaster, Khan, have, literally, thrown all the babies out with the bath water. What did you expect today? Please, please, I urge you, don't turn on Kit as I really can't see any half decent manager with relevant experience joining us until Xmas, and, by then, it may be too late
posted by Rr (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:02 PM
Well said sir!
It's going to take some time to repair the damage that has been made by Magath and co
posted by jimbob (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:11 PM
@ te, what makes you think managers are going to be available during xmas? Why wait for the transfer window to get a new manager in, it doesn't make any sense??? A new manager in now with experience can assess the squad and make necessary changes during the transfer window. The biggest mistake FFC made was replacing Jol with Rene. A proven manager could have saved us from relegation.
posted by Anthony (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:15 PM
...and don't expect any miracle from whoever comes in. Even if Clough or Busby were resurrected and somehow landed in Craven Cottage....even they couldn't repair the enormous damage wreaked in the few months that Magath was Manager. Heed the words of Tony Gale about the setting back of Fulham by years.....it is going to take much longer than you think to repair it, and I'm not sure we have time this year to save ourselves from relegation.
I'm not suggesting that you support Mackintosh or Khan, but , for God's sake, support the manager, now that it's not that evil bastard
posted by Te (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:19 PM
Just for the record, Im not suggesting that we should wait until Xmas before making a permanent appointment....it's simply that I can't see any half decent manager wanting to come in right now, with so long to go until the transfer window reopens. All that would happen is that the incumbent would be doomed to failure due to the lack of half decent choices he has at his current disposal. Unles I'm wrong, im not sure that there are any good loanees hanging around waiting to come to us!
posted by Te (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:30 PM
A well drafted post. However, don't just blame Magath, or have you forgotten the magic of Jol and Co. Jol was the beginning of the current problems suffered by my club, taking a Europa finalist team and converting it into . . . well, you call it what you will. The club will take a lot of rebuilding after the damage, but it will survive. One things for sure, FFC is still and always will be, the only team I will ever support.
posted by TBT. Retd. (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:50 PM
Don't blame the messenger!
posted by Duggan (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 8:21 PM
I'm not sure who you are Te but your opinions range across the whole spectrum loosely called bollocks. MR Khan has put out a very succinct and intelligent statement about finding a new manager. Kit will fill in and start to turn things around - let's face it, after the last 12 months it won't be too difficult to achieve some improvement. With Magath sacked on Weds night and the game against Blackburn today - with half the match with 10 men (again) I'm not sure what sort of miracle you were expecting. Kit's after match comments were a reflection of the real situation. For goodness sake stop running round like a headless chicken and have a bit of patience now that the changes are being made.
posted by Old Codger (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 8:23 PM
Old Godger such wise words. We have done it worn the tee - shirt.
posted by Duggan (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 8:35 PM
Succinct and intelligent? Not sure that anything from a man who turns a £150m investment in to a worthless investment in just 1 year is worthy of such praise .....also not sure why you are attacking, Te, whoever he is! He has posted a really good message, and he has stated clearly that we shouldn't expect a miracle ...yet you have accused him of expecting one! I fear that you are the one talking "bollocks"
posted by Rr (Guest) - Saturday 20th September 2014, 10:25 PM