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Saturday 23rd May 2015, 6:20 AM

Shine in RUSSIA.
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Friday 22nd May 2015, 2:03 PM

I think some of us believe the trusted advisors of Shahid Khan never told him that when he purchased FFC for over £200m that unlike NFL they could drop out of the league and lose their lucrative income. What has happened has happened and I am sure Khan wants to move on and get Fulham back into the big league. BUT I wonder this time if he's been advised of the Financial Fair Play rules that if he doesn't spend the annual £16m parachute money now, in future even if he wants to invest he'd be very limited, especially when the attendance drops below 10k!!

Don't worry about financial fair play as the powers that be (Platini) have relaxed the rule already.
posted by H (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 2:13 PM
new manager first then new players
posted by mathewson (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 4:32 PM
It's without doubt that for us to attract quality players we need a quality manager, and a board that has ambition. Without that, we will attract cast-offs and loanees.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 23rd May 2015, 5:51 AM
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Friday 22nd May 2015, 12:20 PM

john lacy(kingstonians),gordon davies(merther tydfil),john mitchell(st.albans) etc came from lower league teams. Sure there are more but my memory is fading these days!!
thanks jogged my memory all good players were did Ernie Howe come from?
posted by Daniel Kimberley (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 12:48 PM
Those were in the year dot, not since MAF took over have we dug into non-league players, sorry missed Smalling. ,Dont think they are around now, Charlie Austin came from Poole town years ag o and by some fluke got to were he is now,if we found another like him fantastic,ut doubt it.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 1:35 PM
think ernie came from hounslow town or possibly basingstoke. Richard langley from lew's uncles sunday side!!!
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 2:32 PM
Never heard of these guys...
What about Jimmy Bullard? surely, he's one of the most famous lower league players we had! Great player for FFC so forgiven for being a TV clown now!
posted by C (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 2:58 PM
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Friday 22nd May 2015, 11:16 AM

So a player chooses Wolves over us , all for £250,000 reputed to be the fee, and another has been,who cant get in Ipswich team is on our radar : or they::dont want,know doubt we will miss out on even the left overs, another striker has gone to Cardiff from Sheff -wed 6-4 some muscle that may have done us,why do people keep saying on here that the window is not open yet? no one cares some are rebuilding already , not us , how the mighty have fallen, snubbed for £250,000 from pompey were the hell are we going and with what?.I cant fathom out why when we have an owner with 2 billion plus fortune are we looking into the bottom of barrel seeing if any one is there .
Unfortunately we will not get any good players while Symons is manager.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 11:29 AM
For me its a good sign we havnt signed anyone or made any statements about who is leaving the club.

It all means that at this time Symons is not making the decisions and the club don't trust him to.

If he is still there on the 1st June then expect some movement then but I hope there is lack of activity because a new manager is on his way!
posted by Adam (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 11:30 AM
Why if we are to get out of this difficult division do we not offer a bit over the odds, no good penny pinching with dog and duck players its dosh down the drain after 13 seasons in prem we should offering up more than we are, ,what on earth did Wolves offer the pompey guy we could not?. Just who is Kit or the board after? i smell an utter farce coming up again.
posted by sir why (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 11:33 AM
Big Sam will know by Monday night if he has a future at Prest Ham
posted by H (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 12:23 PM
IF we are to get a new manager,I would have thought the deal would have been done by now behind closed doors.IF the new bloke is experienced and knows his onions he would be working on the phone by now trying to get the cream of the crop of players that are available for next season.IF that is the scenario those players have got to be a whole lot better than the ones we've got now,and that's going to cost a few quid.Seeing that Khan has already said that we've got to live within our means we can assume that there's not much money to spend over the summer.Which in turn means that -there will be no new manager,and any players we do get will be other clubs cast offs as usual.IF we follow that scenario all I can see next season is another nine bleedin months of mediocrity,especially if Kit is staying.Have a good Summer fellas.
posted by Mick (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 1:29 PM
For the past few seasons Allardyce and the west ham owners have always aired their dirty laundry in public.

Its a cert he will be gone Monday but he has remained tight lipped and quiet, I reckon its a cert he has another club lined up, listening to Alan Brazil this morning on talk sport he said Big Sam loves London, has a amazing home in Canary Wharf.

No other London clubs except Brentford have a vacancy and I cannot see him going there. Only other northern alternative is Sunderland if advocaat decides its not for him.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 1:47 PM
KIT is going no where.And will only buy players that will fit in at the cottage.So stop going on about him not buying players.More pie in the sky. Get used to what we got.
posted by PAUL (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 1:48 PM
totaly agree with MIDDS, only hope ADAM is right, PAUL must be on drugs.
posted by conway (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 4:09 PM
It's inevitable that behind the scenes activity has to take place. This coming season is crucial for us, and FFC need to be sure Kit is the right man to take us forward. Where he failed last season was his target of reaching the play-offs and to make the best use of the Jan transfer window to strengthen the defence. I consider any reasonable person would question whether he has the ability to build a team that would be Championship contenders this coming season. For heaven's sake, he's never done it before and nothing happened this last season to suggest he has that capability. Although I don't see Big Sam as our saviour, he does have the experience and know-how to make it happen, and Warburton is clearly a manager who can motivate players. But the best candidate, by a mile, is Mick McCarthy if we could prise him from Ipswich.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 23rd May 2015, 6:14 AM
Paul, if Kit stays in his managerial capacity, it would be inappropriate for FFC at this time. He should be offered the option of staying on, though, possibly as assistant manager (a bit like Ryan Giggs who's learning the trade under Van Gaal). Why? Because he doesn't have the experience to lead us out of this division, and that's the bottom line. If he stays, it's a gamble not a business proposition.
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Friday 22nd May 2015, 8:46 AM

Tuesday 19 May, Fulham FC express interest in signing Jed Wallace, 21 year old midfield player from Portsmouth FC. Friday 22 May Jed Wallace of Portsmouth FC signs for Wolverhampton Wanderers (whoever they are?) Friday 22 May, Fulham FC express an interest in signing Toumai Diagouraga 27 year old midfielder from Brentford FC. Another aged foreigner, when the club needs to be signing the Best of British tallent, akin to Swansea, Bournemouth, Swindon, Leicester City, Burnley. I could go on,why are we not signing the best players from the lower leagues as we once used to?
did we ever?
posted by Daniel Kimberley (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 9:11 AM
I'd like to sign him just to get up brentfords noses.
posted by H (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 9:43 AM
27 aged??? I would call it experienced, we saw what a bloody mess we were last season with inexperienced players being gived starting roles so prehaps a lesson has been learnt for next seasons battle
posted by JBH - Friday 22nd May 2015, 9:53 AM
What players did we ever from the lower leagues? tiggy hodgy and hughes hardly touched the lower divisions.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 11:18 AM
Patience guys I believe there is a majority viewpoint that Kit Symons is far too inexperienced for the job ahead I am in full agreement but see the lack of panic buying as a reassuring sign that we will not be doing any business until a new manager has been appointed The season finishes very soon and once the market place for out of work managers is open we will hopefully be nipping in to choose the right man for the job
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 11:54 AM
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Thursday 21st May 2015, 2:18 PM

I belive in bloody curses Building new stadia are curses. See Leicster Southampton. Kicking supporters out are a curse see the curse of the billy goat (look it up) Selling players to rival clubs. Babe ruth and Gordon Davies to the scum then we went down Our curse is the MJ statue and getting rid of it. Check the date it was torn down and what happened to us. If you are around row HH in birdshit alley (H7 hammy end) would would have heard me. Yes I am a total idiot but a passionate FFC idiot clutching st straws and crying at what is happening to our club. COYW
My wife gets the curse
posted by Big Dave (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 2:29 PM
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Thursday 21st May 2015, 11:51 AM

So it looks as if we have missed out on Wallace! obviously too good for us. Never mind we will no doubt get a couple of 35 year olds from Chesterfield and Worksop town on loan. Cant wait for the excitement in august who knows? we may even steal Zamora and Dempsey back.
Have you ever thought it might be some thing else. Untill you know the whole story.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 1:26 PM
Typical transfer policy, dragging their feet, probably trying to get him on the cheap and along comes another club to steal him from under their nose am I taken aback by this NO! this has been going on for years blame that nobhead macintosh
posted by jimbo (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 1:29 PM
The bloody window isn't even open yet!!!!
posted by JBH - Thursday 21st May 2015, 1:39 PM
Perhaps Mackintosh changed his mind and have another target...word in the street is Raheem '£900k a week' Sterling is available and looking out for London Club!! Fulham have a billionaire owner...so that's pocket money!
posted by Sterling ££££ (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 2:16 PM
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Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:58 PM

To Marcus Betinelli and Cauley Woodrow - only Chelsea has more players in the under 21's.

We will rise again with this talent.

Love it COYS
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 6:55 PM
Sorry COYW
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 6:56 PM
Geezer!!! Haven't seen you at work for a long time... are you still with the sinners?
posted by fez (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 8:27 PM
Back at work yet Geezer? start a cleaning job at a transport Co in Bognor next week with a view to being used for 18 ton and van work.....may yet get my season ticket...oh deep joy.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 9:39 PM
.FREDDIE hope it goes well for you.If fixtures give us the first game at home ill see you in the LION first pint on me.FEZ when are you going to come to the COTTAGE.And the LION,Off tom from work.miss the banter bored at home.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 6:19 AM
Dont know Geezer when I will be up next. Wouuld like it to be First game but untill the full time job comes it's all up in the air.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 2:12 PM
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Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:36 PM

Summer 2015 Signings Goalkeepers Jasper Cillessen - Ajax Amsterdam Jack Butland - From Stoke City (Loan) David Button - Brentford Connor Ripley - Middlesbrough (Previously Blackburn Rovers) Ryan Bennett - Norwich City (Previously Peterborough) Adam Frederici - Reading Ali Al Habsi - Wigan Athletic Defenders Carl Jenkinson (LB) - From Arsenal (Loan) Andreas Christensen (RB & CB) - From Chelsea (Loan) Michael Keane - Burnley (Previously Manchester United) Daniel O'Shaunnesy - Brentford Tyrone Mings - Ipswich Town FC ? Sweeney - Captain - Reading Under 21's side Jordan Houghton - (D/MF) Chelsea FC (Loan) Midfielders Ben Sheaf - Arsenal (Previously with West Ham) Jordan Houghton - (D or MF) - Chelsea Steven Pienaar - Everton Kean Bryan - From Manchester City (Loan) Jack Colback - Newcastle Leroy Fe - QPR (Previously Norwich City) David Hoilett - QPR (Previously Blackburn Rovers) Matt Phillips - QPR (Previously Wolverhampton Wanderers) Steven Davis - Southampton (Previously Aston Villa & Fulham) Kevin Nolan - West Ham (Previously Newcastle & Bolton Wanderers) Mousa Dembele - Tottenham Hotspur (Previously Fulham) Andy Townsend - Tottenham Hotspur Dan Gosling - AFC Bournemouth (Previously Newcastle Untd) Jake Charles - Huddersfield Town Bakary Sako - Wolverhampton Wanderers Adam Reach - Middlesborough Henri Lansbury - Nottingham Forest (Previously Arsenal) James McClean - Wigan Athletic Strikers Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn Rovers Ricky Lambert - Liverpool FC Andreas Weiman - Aston Villa
posted by Sam A (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 4:38 PM
Thanks for taking the time for that Rich very interesting.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 9:49 PM
Are you off your trolley, why would Mousa Dembele return to us - a third rate outfit with no investment or very little at best !
Although I have renewed my season ticket I'm
already feeling it's a mistake.

Al Fayed would never have let us get in this complete and utter mess.

Even the manager is the cheap option - I really do despair !

posted by James (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 6:39 AM
It was M A F who's lack of investment in the two years before he sold that was the beginning of all this mess
posted by H (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 9:24 AM
As much as I don't like to run MAF down your spot on H
posted by Midds (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 9:38 AM
Thank goodness other posters also realise that most of our current problems were started because of MAF's loss of interest in the club as I've been saying it for ages and have only ever recieved abuse!
posted by JBH - Thursday 21st May 2015, 9:51 AM
I wouldn't run MO Down, he made what were just dreams come to FFC. I'll always love him for that. That's why I didn't mind about the MJ statue. If that's what MO wants that's what MO can have
posted by H (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 11:37 AM
Got to agree that towards the end he lost interest but just remember him walking round the pitch waving his Fulham scarf, being there and supporting the team. That's a real owner not dear Mr Khan.
posted by Steve (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 1:01 PM
Sadly we have a steady stream of supporters queueing up to slag off the guy who gave us 13 years of Premier League football a crack at a major European final and the much coveted Inter Toto trophy And still we shake our heads wondering why he lost interest and buggered off
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Friday 22nd May 2015, 9:09 PM
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Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:29 PM

Funny how we keep reading quotes from Kit regarding going foreward, sorting out the team, looking at players and telling us who he wants who he is looking at , plenty in, plenty out, but no movement at all, no action, no comments from CEO or Khan, which leads me to suspect some else is coming in to oversee in some form, its all to quiet, no comments denying the rumours just silence.ps were is curbushly hiding? has he gone already? would he not have had imput on players ? again silence and Kit contact ends end of May i read.
BISHOP have faith /time
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:43 PM
Bishop, IF Symons is going nothing is going to be said until next week at the earlest, as I said before. IF it is to be Big Sam then he still has a season to finish at WHU. Likewise IF its Warburton or McCarthey then we have to wait for talks to take place, and guess their still on holiday. This is all verry unfair on Kit. THATS WHY IT'S QUITE.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 9:34 PM
FF Lock off
posted by Nosh squad (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:44 PM
Only one player at ffc might earn 50grand a week the rest are no where near that kind of money !!!!!
posted by The real Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 11:12 PM
Prehaps it's because the Transfer Window is still shut!!!!!!
posted by JBH - Thursday 21st May 2015, 7:46 AM
What's the transfer window got to do with current ffc players wages ????????????
posted by The real Freddie fulham (Guest) - Thursday 21st May 2015, 8:11 PM
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Wednesday 20th May 2015, 11:24 AM

Think things will be a lot clearer by the end of next week, nothing coming from the club that Symons is staying but then why would they make a statement about a manager who still has a year to run on his contract.

Allardyce will be sacked Monday or even sunday evening, that's when if anything is going to happen it will so sit back wait for next week and see what evolves.

Maybe nothing, maybe a new manager, it will signal our intention or lack of ambition.

Allardyce hasn't been kicking off at west ham, I think he has a club lined up already, he has known for ages he wont be renewed so hopefully its us..
Took the words right out of my mouth Adam
posted by Sig (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 12:17 PM
A year to run on his contact? I thought it was up on the 31st May
posted by Hints - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 1:22 PM
I thought he had to get us into the playoffs
posted by midds (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 1:43 PM
If Fulham's intent is promotion and Premier League, then surely they should be aiming higher and more proven than a (another) young League 2 striker from Portsmouth(if the rumour is true they are trying to sign Wallace!).....Fulham have Dembele and Woodrow - why add another young striker? Yes, patience is needed.
posted by Pete (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 1:45 PM
We need more than patience. More like a miracle
posted by Rr (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 2:56 PM
Still backing KIT and the BOYS.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:53 PM
Apparantl y big sam in process of clearing and finalising the clearing of his London flat !!!! Presume he's not coming to west London otherwise he would stay put
posted by Graham leggup (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 11:01 PM
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Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:24 AM

The sniping and vitriol on this board is getting worse by the day. There are no real posts that I have read recently that haven't been already commented upon already or regurgitated from the past so unless I read a post of real interest upon which I feel it absolutely necessary to make comment I am going to take a rest for the closed season (or at least until the window opens) and I would respectfully suggest that some of you do the same.

No malice meant or intended to anyone, I just feel that we all have the same goals in wanting FFC to do well and a civil war is not the way forward. COYW and I wish you all a pleasant summer :-)....
Thanks for letting us know !!!!!! Thanks for letting us know that's a weight taken of our minds !!!!!!
posted by Graham leggup (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:49 AM
So, will read what you have to say tomorrow!
posted by charley farnsbarns (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 12:43 PM
What a guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Gram leg end (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:57 PM
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Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:21 AM

Why is the debate all about the manager? What about the CEO?!
Firstly on Kit - I am not a big fan of Kit. I am pretty sure he knows how to play a game of professional football but frankly, I have doubts he has the winning mentality to get Fulham promoted. How many times when the team played well (btw very rare this year) and instead of going for the kill they collapse and lose! The team lacks a winning mentality from top to bottom - to me, Kit is accountable for this!

Why no one ever talk about the CEO - Alistair Mackintosh? It annoys me that in football we only hold the chairman to accountable but never talked about the CEO who is responsible for hiring the manager and also player transfers. Can someone tell me the last time a football club CEO got the sack?? Why is Mackintosh not being held accountable for the failure in losing Mark Hughes, hiring Magath and Kit and spending 13m on a Greek striker that the manager didn't want?? yes, he's done great work in the previous 10 years but surely rather than just blaming the chairman and the manager, he is accountable for everything that has gone wrong with Fulham since reaching the Europa final!!

Fulham needs a new CEO (with ability to choose a manager and buy the right players) and a new Manager!! the rest will take care of itself...

How very true, since when did football clubs sign player who were not 100% fit to play - it could only be Fulham FC. Paying £13 million for a Greek international who can't play in the Premiership was idiotic and what about the Australian who has rarely kicked a ball since he got a right to stay in our country?
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:40 PM
Re the Greek international , seem to recall when he was introduced to us at Craven Cottage he was on crutches. Typical FFC or what ?
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 5:33 PM
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Tuesday 19th May 2015, 10:56 PM

I cant believe the support on here for the inept Symons, is it because we beat Blackpool and we are now safe from relegation. What a joke you plebs are, wasting your hard earned dosh each week to pay wages to enable players to earn £60000 per game, drive flashy cars and don fancy stupid haircuts. Its you that makes that possible you stupid sad sad people. When are you going to wise up.
I'm not a fan of kit but a Fulham fan but should not have a go at fans with a different view to you your just a rude bit of scum and not a real supporter
posted by Mr D m Kimberley (Guest) - Tuesday 19th May 2015, 11:08 PM
You need to go and talk to some body about your HATE its not right
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 7:28 AM
So anyone who has a different opinion to you is a pleb. First you should check what words mean before you use them as disagreeing with you doesn't make anyone a pleb. Second if you cant take others having a different opinion get some help.

I think you are a twat.
posted by Bad Bob (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 9:22 AM
sorry for calling you scum I don't no what happened in your life to make you so angry get some help and best of luck in your life coyw
posted by Daniel Kimberley (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 9:58 AM
Jezzfard Bezz or cimmy jarter you are the same sad act. I see you don't really know what a pleb is and suggest you find out like H suggested in previous posts. The way you talk to fellow Fulham fans leads me to think that you are just another small brentford fan with such hate but not the balls to take any stick for you failure. So jog on
posted by Sig (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:23 AM
Nothing to do with beating Blackpool no thanks to kit seem to recall we finished above a few others not just one result !!!!
posted by Freddie fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:52 AM
When did you start to follow ffc not that long ago !!! It's more than following a team that's doiing well yuo stay through thick and thin something you will not understand buy a ticket at scum Iif you want succses !!!!
posted by Graham leggup (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:55 AM
Show how stupid you are 60000 grand a week at fulham !!! Moron
posted by Freddie fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:58 AM
Sorry Freddie! £50'000 a week at this club max. FACT & don't say you know because you know FA
posted by "Berb" (Guest) - Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:56 PM
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Tuesday 19th May 2015, 10:08 PM

How many of the fans in all the divisions want a new manager for their club maybe 80 per cent who did we have to put up with until sir Roy just happened to pop up Kit is there he will go one day sooner or later I hope it is later because that means we would have got a lot better as a team if not good bye to Kit it was dour to watch this season but some of the players had no heart mainly the big money men stick with it its all good fun

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