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Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 8:39 PM



 
I couldn't get Gentleman Jim's commentary on the FFC website last evening. Was it my computer or the broadcast? And is there is second option for us who can no longer travel.
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 8:37 PM



 
We all know we don't have the best players in the championship but there's no denying that it is coming together. Dan Burn worries me at times because he isn't the quickest across the turf. Having said that I reckon that Dan Burn's attitude - enthusiasm and never gives up, exemplifies the new spirit at FFC. That's why he was so popular at Yeovil and Birmingham. I know the defence is getting stick at times and really to give away, 3 goals last night, 5 at Derby and then Notts Forest, is a worry. Fact is we've dropped 8 points from a possible 18 under Kit which is top six form. So stop moaning and enjoy the run. (Hope the five wise men don't spoil it).
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 3:19 PM



 
I have 2 observations plus a question: Observation 1. Over 650 fans went up to Yorkshire on a cold Tuesday night to see a young Fulham team come back three times after conceding three times, I think we were hard pushed to see plus 300 go up to some games on a week night last year, so well done those 650 plus. Observation 2: Over 20,000 at home vs Norwich for a team that is in the bottom three of the Championship, I know Norwich bought quite a few, but it is still more than the QPR are getting in the Premier League, so again well done to the faithful. Question: Did we ever really find out why Lee Clarkey got the sack at Huddersfield as he was building a great side there, now Chris Powell has picked up the mantel, thoughts? COYW's
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but when qpr went down we didn't lose 10,000 fans as u did against bolton!
posted by w12 (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:02 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 2:42 PM



 
So now the froth has settled and feet are on the ground lets think with some kind of meaning, no way should this team have given 3 goals away to Rotherham,and yep i know were they are , how ever, the defence needs filling out because its along season and there are plenty of teams who will offer more of that and some. Also the Keeper a good prospect but we need a step up keeper and fast the longer this 5 man farce carry on the more we are at risk, we need reinforcements and we need them now. Because sods law tell us there will be many more days and night as crazy as last night and we need to address the cause now ,remember agains Norwich but for 2 crossbars and a missed penalty we would have been dead ,fill this squad out now.Mr Kahn
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:54 AM



 
Ok so Rotherham aren't exactly Real Madrid but a point away from home is more than welcome so let's give Kit credit for transforming the team from a bunch of "no hopers " to a side that is giving us a good chance of climbing up the table - whether this is enough to earn him the managers job who knows but for goodness sake FFC make your decision sooner rather than later!!
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Didnt go last night. So dont have the right to say any thing. Well done to thoes who did.But nobody said it would be easy.Good learning curve last night.Well pleased with the point.As bob says UPWARDS AND ONWARDS.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 11:59 AM
 
least you bought more than the 14 fans in 90/91!!
posted by millertime (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 1:33 PM
 
Telly was good that night
posted by Sig (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 8:36 PM
 
 
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Talk about glass half empty! What planet are you guys from ? I neither saw the game nor heard a commentary as I abroad at the moment but I possess enough common sense to know that coming back three times from being a goal down is a major step forward for this young relatively inexperienced side . A few weeks ago we were propping up the division with one point and wondering where the next one was coming from . Since Kit's appointment we have ,correct me cos I 'm probably wrong ,lost one in six! For Christ sake what more do you want ? Comments such as " to go behind three times against a team like Rotherham " must rank as one of the stupidest comments to appear on this site! I might be wrong but aren't Rotherham 14th and FFC 20 something? Closely followed by the view that "Kit Symmonds has insufficient experience "( Jesus) what did experience do for Jol and Magath? We have a winning combination and we should ALL get behind the team. This point was pyschologically worth many , many more than that in giving the team confidence to believe in their abilities and fighting qualities. We try to respect others views on this site ....but sometimes that is a very tall order . Let's all try to limit ourselves to SENSIBLE and CONSTRUCTIVE observations from here on .....IN SUPPORT OF THE TEAM......because they definitely deserve it after recent performances.
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Well said,agree with every word
posted by Peter R (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 11:53 AM
 
ME AS WELL
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 12:00 PM
 
Absolutely
posted by APM (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 12:38 PM
 
Yeah, Rotherham 14th in a league of nobodys, you have a short memory. Where is your pride?
posted by JIM JO (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 6:33 PM
 
JimJo you miss the point being made , which was , that you cannot reasonably criticise a team currently better than you are as rubbish . The observation was that whilst an unsatisfactory state of affairs exists their league position suggests that , to date they are better team us . The further point was that a 3-3 draw was commendable as we would not have achieved such a result prior to the very recent past . You appear to want if not expect nothing short of a Champions League place out off sweet FA. The message is get real be sensible and appreciate that we are moving forward . Whilst thing are improving it is your duty as a "supporter" to do what the name suggests . Not undermine the positive and committed efforts of the team .
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 7:39 PM
 
Just watched the replay wot are people moaning about.????????
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 7:56 PM
 
A point I forgot to make was that I was very PROUD of the lads and their spirit.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:21 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:12 PM



 
DAN BURN.....HE HAF LIKED VERY MUCH ZE BOOT CAMP AT ZE MOTSPUR PARK. NOW HE VERY GUTT PLAYER BECAUS OFF ME.
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Hey, felix. What did you do to darren bent?
posted by ffc fan (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:19 PM
 
Hi Felix, I wanted to clarify something with you. Did you tell Hangeland to use cheese to treat an injury? I look forward to your reply.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:23 PM
 
HANG LANG. MISTSTUCK!! NO MORE CHEEZ IN FOOL HAM KITCHUN FRIDGE. NEIN! WHO TAKE ZE CHEEZ???
posted by FELIX (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 11:31 PM
 
Hilarious, look out Roy Hud.
posted by Sig (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 1:57 AM
 
Felix your a better magician than dynamo you've made 8000 fans dissappear in just a few months amazing!!
posted by James carruthers (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:46 AM
 
IM AT WENGERS BIRTH DAY PARTY. I'LL BRING YOU BACK CAKE TO THANK VERY GOOD FANS.
posted by FELIX (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:43 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 9:57 PM



 
Well done Kit and FFC a good draw.
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 9:56 PM



 
Three times Fulham goes down, three times Fulham comes back. All while resting four of our senior players (Hoogland, Ruiz, Hugo, Amorebieta). We gave so many leads away under Jol and Felix and dropped so many points. Under Kit, we come back. Time to drop 'caretaker' and make it permanent.
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A bit more balanced view is to consider that Rotherham had 4 shots on goal and scored 3 goals. Further, I don't think anyone is arguing for Jol or Felix to be reinstated. I'm open minded on Kit, but don't think it is a slam dunk appointment given Kit's lack of experience...
posted by SirH (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:03 PM
 
Going down once is carelessness ,going down 3 times against the likes of Rotherham is woe full.Get a grip.
posted by JIM JO (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:17 PM
 
The team and the club is going in the right direction. It's a point away from home, and I'm sure kit isn't happy with his defence for conceding three against rotherham. But with a decent chunk of first team players rested, todays result was a good one me thinks. COYW!!
posted by ffc fan (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:24 PM
 
On way back from game - we should have won. Our midfield is too lightweight and Dembele is rubbish. Not sure why Smith didn't start and this was a physical war with a poor ref. I thought we looked naive. Should have collected 3 points. Kit didn't do himself any favours
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:28 PM
 
I'm very much a doubter. I have no doubt the players are playing for him and I have no complaints with the effort and results. Where I still have problems is the selections and substitutions. With all the matches at the moment a young player who has been rated at 10 to 20 millions, i know thats for his future ability, can't get a look in. Chris David rated by most people can't even make the bench and the experience of Smith who has proven ability with McCormack can't get a game. In fact when we need something extra he brings on Dembele instead who has gone backwards. Smith for some reason is 5th choice. If you are going to rest Parker why bring him on at all?. I love the spirit at this time but i think there are mistakes being made. Before anyone slags me of can I add this is MY opinion.
posted by steve (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 11:23 PM
 
Clearly, conceding three goals is something to address, but all credit to the comeback and spirit shown. A point away in this division is good, and the results so far under Kit is excellent. Patience, Steve, our young guys will get their chances as will other squad members - this is a tough and relentless league. As for Dembele he needs confidence in his ability - I suspect Kit is trying to nurture him along. Once he finds his feet, he will score many goals for us. And I can see why Kit won't risk Smith yet in close matches just in case he gets red-carded again.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 3:12 AM
 
Giving up 3 against Rotherham? Bring Chris Hughton in tomorrow.
posted by Daft Duck (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 3:48 AM
 
Funny how Kit is grinding out all these wins and draws with no experience.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 5:07 AM
 
Man management is a huge part of the game, and Kit is excelling at it. These guys want to go to war for him. As for people questioning the omissions of David and Roberts...they're talented but incomplete players right now. They don't defend or win 50/50 balls. Kit is featuring Lasse and George Williams because they're not just skilled, they're strong physically. And it's early in the season. These kids will get matches in the League Cup & FA Cup.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 8:43 AM
 
Extremely happy with the boys efforts last night. To come back 3 times shows real character. Rotherhams goals were extremely lucky - offside, deflections so on the night, to get the point away when the luck was riding against us is a job well done!
posted by Barry85 (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:16 AM
 
I have to think Roberts wasn't played because Symons was concerned about how he and Zverotic would cope defensively. Its disappointing we conceded 3 but that is the problem with young players they make errors, they will learn with time. Year on year I have heard people say give our youth a chance, well they're getting it and they're starting to do well under Symons but learning how to see out games and cutting out silly goals takes time and experience. More worrying is that our tempo seemed to start out a little slowly yesterday, perhaps because we had a new midfield in place. After they scored first I thought we were the better side for the remainder of the game. What is so encouraging is we came back 3 times away from home. AWAY! FROM HOME! I cant think of the last time we managed that
posted by fortressfulham - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:27 AM
 
I understand if Roberts is used sparingly or for various games but not at all?. I cannot understand bringing on Dembele who has done nothing on the pitch and brought nothing to the games and not Roberts who when he has come on as sub in the past the attacking potential has increased dramatically. When David has played we again have more threat up front so when he isn't getting any game time i wonder why.
posted by Steve (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 11:31 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 8:55 PM



 
Felix, as a legend down here by the Thames, it's lovely to have you contributing to this board. But your posts are not sufficiently witty/incisive/insightful to warrant capital letters.
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Yeah. Or you could just say "about as funny as cancer"
posted by Sig (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 8:50 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 5:34 PM



 
Team struggling near foot of table beats league leaders, decent write up in the Natioal press- your having a laugh- not a single word in my Mondays paper! Went back to try and get my money back, no luck, the fact he was a Sunderland fan probably didn't help!!!!
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Because the scum bags at the FA sold out our wonderful game. And they get a new watch to boot.As our MPS tell us the money should trickle down to the lower classes does it f###k.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 5:55 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 4:22 PM



 
So what's the consensus on adel taarabt? Harry seems to think he's the worst professional ever. We all know the worst man in football's history is felix magath, but where does taarabt rank. Personally, I thought taarabt was one of our better players. Compared to the rest of the players he seemed very fit and ready for it sometimes.
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TRABT. I USED TOO NO HIM. HE HAD PROBLEMS WITH FRIED FOOD.
posted by FELIX (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 5:46 PM
 
Taarabt obviously has demons that have nothing really to do with football and clearly thinks he's better than he is,as for his time with us,can't remember much of anything that served us well,didn't play much from my memories. Remember him sulking and going home by bus when we beat QPha ha ha 6-0
posted by Niroyl - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 5:50 PM
 
another qpr thread yawn! lets concentrate on catching our main rivals form griffin pk!!
posted by lord carstairs (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 6:33 PM
 
ffc fan - I didnt like him at the club and thought whilst he looked like he was hustling his contribution was marginal. When he left I looked up his stats and it amazed me, he didn't create a single clear cut chance. For a creative player who offers little to nothing defensively that is damning and I'm not surprised the club got rid of him
posted by fortressfulham - Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9:31 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st October 2014, 3:19 PM



 
If those famous five fail to appoint Kit as our next Manager and bring in yet another new Manager from outside it's back to square one and we cannot afford that with out points total and goal difference! The only person apart from Kit I would council is Ray Lewington as he knows FFC backwards and is an extremely good football technician and then only to work with Kit. The club must invest in a cb and 2 mdfs in January as we are still deperately short of players with Championship experience and get back Ryan Tunecliffe!
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Well said Rich, it has to be The KIT man,...a Fulham man, as for Lewington knows the club, but doubt if he knows the playes in now. 3 points tonight COYW
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 4:11 PM
 
A dead ringer for whom?
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Monday 20th October 2014, 10:30 PM



 
WHY ARE SO MANY OF YOU ENGLISH PLAYERS UNFIT? FOR SURE, ZEE FANS TELL WAYNE HE'S A FAT BASTARD. I BELEEVE HE IS. I'M CONVINCED. I SEE ALSO THAT VAN PERSEE MOVES LIKE ZEE FAT GREEK AT FOOL HAM. WHY PAY HIM MONEY?? UNFIT PLAYERS SHOULD BE SAKED.
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Hi Felix, there's a vacancy coming up at Loftus Road soon, hang on in there.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 4:17 PM
 
 
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Let's see how long birmingham take to find a new manager now that clarkie has been sacked. Do they have a committee?? Interesting to see who they go for.
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No let's not COYW
posted by H (Guest) - Monday 20th October 2014, 7:04 PM
 
This isn't great news for us. Under kit and with the current squad, as I've said before, I think we're strong enough to avoid relegation, maybe even get a mid table spot. But we don't need our main rivals right now having a new lease of life. Lee clarke should have been sacked last season, so I expect them to get better.
posted by ffc fan (Guest) - Monday 20th October 2014, 7:21 PM
 
ffc fan - I think that is pretty harsh on Clarke. He has had no money, had to piece together a squad and still kept them up. Just because Birmingham were recently in the Premiership doesn't mean they deserve to be at the other end of the table. For me a good manager working under tough conditions who has got the short end of the stick
posted by fortressfulham - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:05 AM
 
It is a bit harsh on him, yea. I just thought he would have got fired sooner and that would have been probably better for the team. The owners are disgusting at that club, so if they were to go down the blame would be on them not the manager.
posted by ffc fan (Guest) - Tuesday 21st October 2014, 10:58 AM
 

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