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Just heard that " Cheerleaders" can apply to be an Olympic sport, and we thought that Syncranised swimming was as bad as it gets! Come on you cravenettes
 
 
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We don't really know why jokanovic walked from watford,but be very wary folks'i really want him to stay a very long time. If we are still in that naive frame of mind and lets say sessegnon goes for a lot of money? (Most back in chairman khans pockets) We have to find another sessegnon,how long will that take? Joka is frustrated! He is trying to build a team? Another player goes? Tomas kalas is back at chelsea? The whole team falls apart! Slavisa Jokanovic WALKS!!!! How would you guys feel then??? If you see what i am saying,joka might not see the money side like arsen wvenger who is basically a banker these days.Do we want to continue to be a selling club? I personally would like joka to continue building this fulham team which is taking a bit of time to gel,but we are seeing results slowly and surely. A team like aston villa will be in a position to offer joka a good spending pot believe me! Sorry to be on a downer especially when we are doing okay,but i really want the best for fulham and that means building this team on what we have got up till now....
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Owen seriously get real.

Jokanovic walked from Watford because they could not agree on the contract package - standard practice in any walk of life.

Nothing goes into Khan's pockets - FFC is a business any money has to go back in the business; you cannot withdraw cash legally like you do from a bank. ref; British Home Stores. In any case if did not go back into the clubs P&L then e would struggle to spend money on players due to FFP rules.

Fulham, along with at least 85 other clubs in the football league, will always be a selling club - how else would we raise revenue to buy other players and grow as a business and a football team. It's basic economics.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 5:18 PM
 
Thanks for the explanation,and i agree with everything what you say in general.I just hope we don't lose jokanovic over a transfered player he would have like to keep.It looks like sessegnon could go to the highest bidder after all.FFC deserves stability and a settled squad that grows together.It would be interesting? if jokanovic insist he wants to keep sessegnon to push for the play-offs this season.Hopefully he will be around for the play-offs. Slavisa doesn't look the type of manager who will just accept players leaving to the highest bidder more than once or twice....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 7:50 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 07th December 2016, 2:55 PM



 
Have been to 5 games so far this season and only one with my 2 kids. The reason as with most people - costs. When I get there over a 3rd of the seats are empty. Come on cant something be done here ? airlines see the madness in empty seats why cant we action this even something like £10 for adults and £5 for kids 24 hours before hand or better still a five on the day. We would have a full stadium, better atmosphere and the club would sell more programs/club shop/ food and drink. Come on do you really think we are going to sell out for Rotherham or even Derby. I just doesn't make sense to me as surely the players would be more motivated playing in front of a full house.
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It would make sense to have kids for a quid every home game,at least while we are in the Championship They are the future support for our club,so let's get them enthused now.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 4:21 PM
 
 
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Without a shadow of a doubt,'Slavisa Jokanovic'will be a great success in management down here at fulham. My fear though is,will fulham be able to keep hold of him? Unfortunately we have a sad history regarding players /goalkeepers/backroom staff ect...They seem to,want to move on to better things.What could be any better than staying at fulham for a good 5 years or so? I am feeling quite apprehensive and sad at the news that sessegnon will go to one of the big boys sooner or later.It is nice to see that some of our young talent is being scouted but,not so great when we lose somebody for peanuts.I really hope that our chairmen and people are switched on the next time one of our players is sold on the cheap,and the buying club makes more of a profit through fulham doing bad business.I hope slavisa for so long has he is at fulham,tell the board that no more of our talent goes easy. Slavisa wanted fulham,and if we get to the premeirship through the play-offs,or heavens forbid we win the championsip? I hope he stays a long time and put some roots down with the players. We have to stop this draining excedos of players slipping through this revolving door at fulham. It is so depressing and painful,especially when you see your fleeting talent doing well and other clubs reaping the benefit...
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it dont happen at southhampton for e.g.
posted by moreline (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 9:48 AM
 
Crikey, when are you lot going to get over Dembele?? We have sold one, ONE player cheaply and that us because he, HE would not sign a contract!! So please tell me how Fulham are responsible for doing bad business? I think sometimes people forget the millions we've had recently for Roberts, Smalling, et al and that my friends is GOOD BUSINESS in most people's heads!! Now can we please move on.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 2:12 PM
 
Absolutely in any other walk of life this would be the norm Contracts have a finite life as do footballers careers Jimy Hill and George Eastham ( for those of you old enough to remember) And thats when commercial practice came in and slavery stopped.
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 2:31 PM
 
we bought smalling , didnt come throo the ranks
posted by billy (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 4:18 PM
 
So what! We paid peanuts for him and he went into the development squad when he arrived.

The point is that in many cases we have had the best years out of many of the players we have bought and in a lot of others we have made a profit and a very good profit at that. Smalling over £12m.

The whole point of bringing players through an academy is to use some in the squad and others as a commodity otherwise teams like FFC would not survive.

The point is that we have a very robust transfer policy that shows an overall healthy profit. Dembele is an exception to that rule but it was not Fulham's fault - you cannot force players to sign contracts.

Get over him!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 5:04 PM
 
How much did we pay for smalling pittance How much did we sell him for !!!trouble with academy players are contract and age related and agents turning there heads we just have to get the best contracts for when there carreer unfolds and we get spin offs as things stand as stated all the clubs apart from the select few are feeder clubs !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 5:55 PM
 
 
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R.I.P.Peter Vaughn,The man whose favorite London building was Craven Cottage.
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ditto
posted by moreline (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 11:03 AM
 
 
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So both the Manchester big boys are after Sessegnon in the January transfer window, now there's a surprise!!
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Go for the money and Sessegnon will probably rot in the reserves and get very little playing time in premiership and be a distant memory. Knowing Jose , he never trusts younger players and never gives them a chance . Whilst with Pep , he might get a chance but Sessegnon gonna have to look at Pat Roberts situ and hopefully say i'm better at Fulham with a top notch Manager in Joka who's on the rise . COYW's
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 1:07 AM
 
he will go , we must get a price for him
posted by moreline (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 9:51 AM
 
I thought he had signed a pre contract agreement to stay.
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 12:38 PM
 
Regarding players leaving , its a fact of the game and should not be a issue if you get a good price for the outgoing player and you then spend the money well. It's not about buying like for like as what is the point then , unless the player is unhappy and wants to go. My view is Slavisa has so far spent what little money he did have pretty well. There are still a few too many loaners playing in the squad that needs to be addressed as if they have a brilliant season we have then no chance of retaining or making the load permanent but lone players are proving to be cost effective this year. I would say Slavisa has proved himself in the market so far so I hope the board will allow him to purchase a player or 2 in in January. If we did manage the miracle of promotion we would need probably 6 or 7 new players but would be in the driving seat if we want to make any of the current load deals permanent and we would not have to worry about retaining players in the short term.
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 2:25 PM
 
If I was sessegnon I would be wary as stated about the smug one !! As for the other one refer Roberts !!! Either way little game time in the city of Manchester might be completely wrong but heard that he's happy at the moment to be at ffc time will tell !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 6:06 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 06th December 2016, 12:34 PM



 
To say this has been a bad year is an understatement, don't worry no boring details enough to say I have trouble paying to get into my local side Selsey FC. so do you have any idea what a joy it was for me to be at The Cottage on Saturday? Why the confession.... it was an ALL expenses trip paid for by what for it a Bees' fan and has moffered to pay for a s/ticket too...which I have declined so far. Waiting for an up turn. Any of you got a secrete confession...come on now be honest.
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That's ok , I get pissed too...!
posted by DG (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 1:33 PM
 
Yep, wish I had asked john Haynes when in conversation with him if he shared the same tailor as George Melly.Funny thing though saw Melly bless him (great jazz singer)in Major Haywards back in 60s tailor to the stars,god knows what Dimmy Major made of him ,still, paid the rent.Also saw Richard harris and Robert mitchem so George was in good company,King john was my brother in laws golf partner but still to star struck to make a comment about blue jacket.
posted by mr keef (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 2:58 PM
 
STUPID BOYS !!!!!!!
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Tuesday 06th December 2016, 10:02 AM



 
If you were unable to get your hands on a Match day programme for Fulham's game against Reading. You can read the published Craven Corner article here: thecravencorner.wordpress.com
 
 
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Tuesday 06th December 2016, 9:56 AM



 
Good article in today's Guardian about Dembele. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/28/celtic-sign-moussa-dembele-fulham-brendan-rodgers
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Nothing new under the sun....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 10:44 AM
 
 
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Away to Cardiff. Not easy game
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Not bothered about FA Cup to be honest. Sooner we are out of it the better in my opinion as it is a distraction from the serious business of making the play offs.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 05th December 2016, 7:35 PM
 
Agree, but would be good to put one over Cardiff
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 7:44 PM
 
Agreed it is a distraction,but on the other hand'it would be interesting to have a cup run and give button/seggesonn and company a run out.We have a biggish squad building up and there might be a few disgruntled players waiting in the wings for a game. I think that jokanavic is still feeling his way around team formations and there is still a lot to find out about different players playing together if that makes any sense!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 8:53 PM
 
It would be great to have a cup run and maybe upset a few big teams along the way. Anyone who was around in 1975 will know what i mean. As freddie fulham would say- we can dream
posted by Dave gh (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 1:13 AM
 
Always good to get one over Colin Wanker!!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 7:14 AM
 
I was at that final and it was a great time and a fantastic couple of years but theee are different times and clubs like ours can't compete on so many fronts these days.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 8:17 AM
 
Give the kids a chance did well in league cup great v Middlesbrough could have done with better draw
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 10:57 AM
 
old fashioned but luv the fa cup , a cup run would be great , get our profile up , i also was at wembley in 75 , a defeat but a glorious one
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 11:53 AM
 
Yes Dave I did
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 12:21 PM
 
We're four wins away from a FA semi at Wembley and three points off a play off place with a possible final at Wembley. This gives us things to look forward to and livens up a season which could easily degenerate into a mid table sleepwalk against the likes of Derby, Wolves Barnsley etc. Let's go for it and if we don't get to Wembley we might get a big day against the likes of Man City or Arsenal and then who knows?
posted by The Dreamer (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 12:57 PM
 
im booking the wembley travel lodge as we speak , write , sorry
posted by norfolk (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 2:21 PM
 
If we beat Cardiff no doubt Orient will be next up and we will exit,so like us Fulhamish.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 3:01 PM
 
Sorry some one similar to Orient.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 3:02 PM
 
MST you should be ashamed. No interest in the game unless Fulham are involved. Hopefully the young kids dont follow your example.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 6:27 PM
 
It is a crying shame the way the FACup has been systematically destroyed in the pursuit of European riches that only a handful of teams can aspire to I can fully understand the soul less money men happily marching over the remains of our once proud competition They have no interest in the game or tradition just how much their greedy snouts can glean from the trough True football supporters should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for paying lip service to this nonsense The FACup should never be an unwanted distraction it should be the dream of all football followers throughout the country. I was lucky enough to attend every match in our run up to the final of 1975 and can honestly say my greatest moment following our wonderful team throughout the past 50 years was John Mitchells last gasp effort squeezing over the Brummie goal line Yes the 2010 Cup run in Europe was magnificent but pales alongside the antics of 75, sadly the Mitchell moment will be denied to future generations of football devotees as the grand old tournament is ignored and constantly de-valued by the very people that should be fighting to keep it alive.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 7:26 PM
 
im afraid eddie this country is very good at throwing away its greatest assets , fa cup ,sovereignty , barbados , rolls royce , the utilities
posted by gent (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 10:04 AM
 
Harry I don't understand your post; what is it, exactly, I need to be ashamed of?? Bit strong either way because, as far as I know, I haven't done too much in my 58 yeas of which I should be ashamed.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 11:35 AM
 
Let's assemble an FA cup squad, with players completely different from those currently playing in the league, and give it to Stuart Gray to manage exclusively. Of course he stays in his capacity at the club but in the FA cup, he is given freedom to operate as a head coach, with Joka just showing up to observe. When the FA cup run comes to an end, everything continues normally.
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 5:27 PM
 
wow , stuart grey , wow ,forgot about him ,, proper sh-t
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Secure Kalas on a permanent deal... Best defender in championship...
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Cannot see Chelsea selling him to us and also he should be playing in the Prem.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 2:59 PM
 
If he stays with us he will.
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 3:55 PM
 
His contract is in its last year and he knows he'll probably never play for Chelsea so he wants to move on and happy to make the Fulham loan permanent. IF you can believe what you read. If we get the chance , sign him before someone else gets to him. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 10:07 PM
 
That's more like it good common sense posts, were on the way lads. COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 12:24 PM
 
I hope we are negotiating a good package for him to come to us on a free transfer.
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anyone remember alan mullery putting one on jimmy dunne during a match , or am i imagining it
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I think it was the game v brighton at cc , january 1973
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 12:44 PM
 
Also saw him crab Viv Busby and shake him for a bad start to game played brilliantly after that
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 1:38 PM
 
You are correct !! Think they walked if at half time arm in arm. !!! Happens in the heat of the moment
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 3:35 PM
 
It made then then chairman of Brighton give him the managers job there a few seasons later. Dunne was told repeatedly by Mullery to look after a vulnerable young full back we had who was roasted time and again by Brighton's winger. In the end he lost it and hit him
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 05th December 2016, 11:43 PM
 
Paul went got concussion during the game v brighton and Dunne was told by Mullery to cover while went was treated but dunne refused andd ffc let in a goal !
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Everyone can see we can only beat teams above us in the league so the better we do , the more we run out of teams we can beat. When we hit the top of the table we are going to lose all of our games. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed!
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STUPID BOY!!!!!!!
posted by Captain mainwaring (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 3:36 PM
 
Don't panic don't panic
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 12:40 PM
 
My sister Dorothy says that if we start beating the teams below us we might be promoted !!!!!
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Arthur kempson, reggie bowyer,ronny and ray hammerton,ray sharpe, Ronnie hunt,terry reeves,jimmy miller,sorry guys doing a reunion,any one on here with those names?.
 
 
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Do we really need another striker? We are the third highest goal scorers in the championship behind Newcastle and Brighton. All our goals have come evenly through - out the team. Top place, Chris Martin 6, Tom Cairney 4,Sone Aluko 4, Kevin McDonald 3, Lucas Piazon 2, Scott Malone 2, Matt Smith 2, Ryan Sessegnon 2, Ream & Kalas 1. This in my opinion is far better than having just one main scorer. With Martin having now scored 6 so far this season means he should score between 12 & 15 come the end of season. Not bad for someone not rated by a few people on this site. Over to you good people, your thoughts please. COYW.
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Thought Norwich were third,what Martin should do and will do is debatable, hope he goes beserk and bangs in hat tricks galore, but we still have a team who cant put three wins to gether,so assume he will get odd goals so we rely on others to score unless we get another striker ,why Rhodes has dried up I don't know same with R/M, is Rhodes worth a bid ?.
posted by leslie welch (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 1:35 PM
 
I've been out of the country the last week, only got back this morning. Did I miss much at yesterday's game?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 1:49 PM
 
5 goals and luke warm over priced pies.
posted by george south (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 2:21 PM
 
Norwich +4 Fulham +9
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 3:35 PM
 
Sorry bob you are half wrong half right,you are wrong saying we are third highest scorers,as I said norwich are third, 34 as to our 30, you at are referring to goal difference,norwich have worse defence than us hence +4+9.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 1:15 PM
 
Trouble is 10 of our 30 goals were scored in 2 games
posted by midds (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 2:58 PM
 
More than 3 strikers is considered a luxary,but why not? I would love another striker down at fulham in the mix. The big boys like the extra players for champions league and europa ect. The only issue is wages? and will chairman khan okay it? Slavisia seems to like a biggish squad to play with. Bettanelli was the main goalkeeper but because button is playing well,can't get back into the squad at the moment,but both keepers are good friends and they understand why things are the way they are. It would be hard to keep all strikers happy,so maybe it isn't such a good idea to have too many players in the same position. Well' not in this league... Maybe wait until we get promoted,then we can argue about that one!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 4:04 PM
 
Overpriced beer as well!!!
posted by Opitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 06th December 2016, 4:25 PM
 
Why can't we fix Smith and Woodrow? Can't we make them shoot and do free kicks and headers all day for two weeks straight until they get better? Who is in charge of coaching the centre forwards? And that Humphreys seems to be a beefy Las that can cause panick if let loose on some championship defences.
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Wednesday 07th December 2016, 5:40 PM
 
It was lad not Las. He's a beefy lad. Stupid auto-correct.
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Well done all the team, (and martin)a miracle has happened he scored,now we have to have the teams above and around us to start dropping points we are all bunching up with no one giving ground. We have to get consistency in the team 4-5 wins together, we give up after two, in this division you cant let up at all, just noticed that Rhodes is up for sale in January,how much ?who knows worth a punt ? odd thing is that Rhodes, Ross, and Martin, all Scottish all cant get in Strachans team and all cant score with much consistency all been capped but not asked back and two cant get in there club set up.Is it in the porridge?.
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yep
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 11:36 AM
 
Moreline!!! as two old Fulham boys,(very old ) I notice your answers are getting deeper and deeper,as my comments get more lanquid.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 1:39 PM
 
think rohdes would be perfect , didnt want to get slaughtered , now martins turned into the new alan clarke , but long may martin keep scoring , if he gets 18 or so were in with a shout , now for wolves and keeping the momentum going , oh and nuffing wrong with porridge
posted by moreline , (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 2:41 PM
 
i think you chaps were the we are going down brigade, the manager must go along with everyone else. You just don't get it that a settled side plays to its maximum. Now Martin is settling in we will get a goal every other game as that's what he does. Remember Newcastle bring 12 points clear and Keegan buying a new striker and they lost the league. Just relax and support this brilliant manager and team, who were wonderful,yesterday.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 11:37 PM
 
Going down brigade !! that's a good one,Martin will get a goal every other game!!!see what odds coral give you on that one,he was not doing it at derby in a settled team that's why we got him.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 1:20 PM
 
Scots must have a glut of goalscoring forwards to choose from dose not seem to be manifesting itself with results Scots well down international league !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 05th December 2016, 3:45 PM
 
 
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Championship on 5. We win 5-0 and they only talk about the Reading manager jaap's eye or what ever his name is. What is the medias problem with Fulham.
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The Channel 5 programme is second or even third rate, with low grade pundits. It is far removed from the professionalism of BBC Match of the Day. I rarely watch Channel 5, but have noticed how they avoid Fulham's games. To spend the after match analysis talking with a Reading player about his own goal and the rest about Reading, with no reference to how good Fulham were, says it all. By contrast, a very fair and encouraging match report in to day's Times, saying that if Fulham continue to play as they did, promotion a real prospect. Reading had conceded one goal in five until yesterday, and were third. I have always had confidence in Joka. One has had to be patient, giving him time to make a lot of necessary changes in a club that had been through some very bad times following relegation from the PL. Rome was not built in a day.
posted by Johnny English (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 8:00 AM
 
To be fair to Ch5 the prog has improved from last season[abysmal]to this season[dire],so with any luck it could go on to be just crap.However it won't matter to us 'cos we'll be back on MOTD.C.O.Y.W.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 2:20 PM
 
Let them talk about others we've played the best and come out pretty welll could have got more out of Brighton and villa definitely would have beaten the rest at home li we had not squandered countless chances !!! Go as we are and see where we sit in a months time !!!
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Come on you guys'that was brilliant today against reading!5.0? I am estatic!!! How good are fulham? How much better can we be? Joka is not joking around,he is playing around with the team a bit to find identity/ect. As the 2nd half to the season unfolds,i now think that slavisia will be looking at all the reserve squad players and bring them into his different systems that will work eventually,if that makes sense? Slavisia is looking and thinking about a plan B and C' Because we will need to think like this and because there are 6 and maybe half dozen good teams and more in the championship pushing to go up.Slavisia mentioned 'Watford'who were more clinical at this stage,who he got promoted. Like he says'we are not quite there yet,but not far off according to slavisia. I really think we have a manager here that is thinking long term and plotting a way back into the prem.We have the jan window to tweek this fulham squad if we need to,but in the meantime i think slavisia will be squeezing every sap from this squad. Newcastle will maybe get to the prem on overspend? and there is always a price to pay for failure if they don't get there.Maybe with the likes of chris martin we eek it out and get to those play offs. The premeirship is a different ballgame and all players who get a club promoted should and will get a chance that they can cut it in the prem.Slav has got his thinking head on right,and i think that we need to show a lot more appreciation on here peoples. The plot thickens,and i am starting to wonder what ifs? and just maybe'that play off spot and more? is possible....
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I for one know we have a good manager in Joka . Patience is the name of the game as we all know you cannot 90% of the time build a squad from the get go . Only Tigana's team of 2000/01, a rarity was the best i've seen .2 or 3 signings in Jan Window to give us a boost for promotion challenge . Maybe this season , definately next season as long as the board leave Joka alone to do the job.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 9:08 PM
 
agree , leave joka alone
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 11:38 AM
 
aim for top 2 , playoffs if we fail , not bad ,
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I think we are pretty good against any teams wanting to play football - Huddersfield , reading, Newcastle and Norwich. But whenever we play against any teams who sit ack, hoof the ball or physical - we are not there yet. Good examples are Burton and Aston Villa. Find a way to play those teams I am sure we will be in the play-offs, if not even the 2nd place! We have 2 games coming up to show that we are not one dimensional!! Coyw!!
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You play football vs Fulham at your own risk. You play 2 banks of 4 and hit them on the counterattack..... It's a win or draw.
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qpr are sh/t , as the song says , and smallbrentfords wheels have fallen off like a clowns car. Fulham are the kings of west London. COYW. Have a good drink tonight everyone and remember , get home safe , always use a black cab.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 6:33 PM
 
Great performance and well done Chris Martin - shame so many on this board moan and complain instead of supporting the lads. Those who posted how crap Martin is eat your hats - you know zip.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 8:01 PM
 
Half of them wouldn't know what to do if they could not complain and moan. Great performance against a team unbeaten in five games.
posted by em (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 8:21 PM
 
Phil, I am more than happy to eat my words, well done Martin lets have plenty more of the same. I have to slag off underperformance before we get a positive reaction. I remember once watching Chelsea on the box and shouting out what a waste of space Oscar was he then within 30 seconds scored a fabulous goal. So if I call them crap it can only do good.
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 11:21 AM
 
hope martin gets 25 goals this season , but if he struggles ya gotta say it
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 04th December 2016, 11:43 AM
 
Six goals a good turnover since August,?optimistic and pessimistic different only in spelling.Never the less excellent show.
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5-0 v reading 5-0 at Huddersfield. Beat wolves Saturday which we will and we are 4th with a good goal difference which may be crucial come the end of the season with how tight it is now. Anyway blood great game COYWs. Another striker in the Jan transfer and we can dream of top 3 because I haven't seen another team except Newcastle play as good as us. Again COYWs great result
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I would liked to think your 4th place was possible but its only possible if the teams above us all lose,highly unlikely, I agree that we will beat the Wolves next week,hope so I will be there, COYW
posted by JRD (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 5:57 PM
 
You are right but looking at it now if they all lose we are fourth. Even if they win we are still going to be 1 extra win from fourth and from what I have seen of Fulham this year we are better than the teams above us and have already demonstrated that against a few of them. We will be in the play offs at least at the end of the season. Let's hope those above us lose or draw and we start climbing up the table
posted by PaulFFC24 (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 6:28 PM
 
and if we win the last game of the season that will be the 32nd time we have done so in our history but if we get a point at wolves and beat rotherham we gain 4 points zzzzzzzzzzz
posted by archway (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 8:30 PM
 
Just get the points on the board and see where we are by the end of January just goes to show score first at cottage differnt game reading were so poor they was playing to slow the game down almost from kick of if they had scored first i god knows how they would have played think that's the best 90 minutes from ffc in a long time they all but took them apart !!!
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Total domination and only an own goal to show for it......not good enough
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:06 PM
 
Spoke too soon , Macedo , Reading over-committing themseves and getting yellow cards and very little on target . This is our 3 points .Martin knocking his doubters today .
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:30 PM
 
a goal from martin , rarer than rockin horse sh-t , were on the way
posted by old (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:30 PM
 
Yeah right mecedo. Not good enough. Totally outplaying an in form team and only 3 up. Sack em all
posted by You what (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:35 PM
 
Nah sorry 4 withhold their wages
posted by You fool (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:36 PM
 
i think were quite good , sorry
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:45 PM
 
Martin 2 the doubters 0 , nice one !
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 4:58 PM
 
wow , a centre forward that scores a goal , well i never ,
posted by billy (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 5:13 PM
 
He scored two actually
posted by You need to watch (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 5:15 PM
 
2 , never , in the same game , never, a lege already
posted by billy (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 6:31 PM
 
Ditto to the above
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 6:45 PM
 
Macedo you stupid boy !!
posted by Captain mainwaring (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 8:30 PM
 
Macedo is right to be cautious. It took us 49 min to score despite dominating . Will we get away with it against an inform team I wonder?
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 9:47 PM
 
Reading were in form - they'd just won their last five!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 10:52 PM
 
Harry Longball , you stupid boy !
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Chris Martin is saying all the right things,and is not worried about his goal tally in any way. I like that kind of spirit and talk,so i will take back what i have said,and give him the benefit of the doubt! I am not entirely convinced that he suits the fulham style of play,but instead of of bleating on about his lack of goals,i for one will get behind him and hope he does well.We can all moan about the lack of goals till the cows come home,but if the manager is backing chris martin,then he might know something that we don't! I think that we should all get behind him and hope he does the business starting from today at reading! Come on YE FULHAM!!!!!
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Sorry owen I don't think S/J knows some thing we dont know about martin ,and if he aint worried (martin that is)about his lack of goals the fans who help pay his wages are.To many players are strolling around pitches taking the big bucks and returning verylittle, huge transfer fees and wages are paid and yet a good percentage just stroll around for 90 minutes and collect the dosh,the prem is a bigger joke than our division.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 2:33 PM
 
so no desire to score , is a sign of spirit , owen , where do you get it from
posted by old (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 3:29 PM
 
Think Martin showed today what he can do still think there more to come from him well played everybody. They made reading look like a pub team chasing shadows !!! Should have scored 10 !!!!
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Any of you old timers remember Roy Dwight? as a No. 9 he scored many goals for us, his success was mainly down to playing along side the great Johnny Haynes who's passing was second to none. Roy was bought by Nottingham Forest where sadly he broke his leg in a cup final at Wembley which ended his career.
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thought he was an old iron that played the piano
posted by julian (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 1:35 PM
 
I always thought he was Elton's Uncle.But why the sudden interest?
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 5:14 PM
 
Roy and Elton were cousins !
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Our side plays Reading FC twice in the coming weeks. A Reading side that is Managed by Japp Stamone of the contenders for Fulham manager. The results of these two game will prove to us fans if our Management made the right call. Don't get me wrong I am four square behind SJ and our team. Managerial decisions ar crutcial at any club. Result are everything, Reading would seem to have the edge. Therefore a HOME WIN on Saturday is essential if we are going to get anything at the Madejaski. Agree with fans is Martin any anwer to McGreedy and the Scottish Dembelle impression. We need an excellent striker like Kane, Defoe and two experience defenders like Michael Dawson at Hull!
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kane , is that marti kane the singer , cause we got more chance of getting her , and she,s dead
posted by old (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 10:55 AM
 
Two games won't prove much over the season the games that matter are the ones we continue to lose at home to teams we should best agree we need to win today hopefully we will be more assertive in the first 30 minutes and score first the opponents will come at us and leave gaps which has not happened much at home this year don't think we are to far of a decent side apart from the obvious !!!!! Not been to impressed with the standard of league this year with the likes of Barnsley and Huddersfield up top says a lot although they are slipping now they was in the top half when we played them
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 12:00 PM
 
Its that same old word !consistancey! we don't have any idea what it means ,win two games that's your lot, if your lucky, until then we aint going no were.We have to win 3-4 on the bounce to get any were .
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 12:17 PM
 
I think the boys have very firmly answered your question Rich.By the way love the sound of Mafia Don Jaap Stamone.
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Seen on "get west London" Jokanovic wants Martin signed up permanently. WHAT??? send him back to Derby today would be the best option , he is no more than a league one bench warmer. I just hope that report was bullsh#t.
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Not as bad as you say has not set world alight holds ball up well links play well no pace deal almost done agreed when Ist loaned FFP stoped it being done.early did not want to get in trouble again
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 12:24 PM
 
That's what l heard Badger lm not sure about him depends on prise not bad not great?
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 12:27 PM
 
Any point in having a player who holds the ball up? even though he is supposed to be a class striker,what good is he ,seeing as we don't have a decent back up striker who is he holding the ball up for?.
posted by george south (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 2:18 PM
 
I like Martin, but agree we need another striker too. Aluko is the bench warmer for me, bring him on as impact sub.
posted by Howoodie (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 7:22 PM
 
Agree, Martin is not as bad as some say, but aain those slagging off players were happy with these signings at beginning of season. They are calling for Humpreys to be picked, which would be good, but how long before they slag him off when he dont score.
posted by Shane (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 8:06 PM
 
Well said Shane
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 8:38 PM
 
well if a striker aint scoring what ya supposed to do , give im a fu-king medal
posted by old (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 10:50 AM
 
There is a proven scorer in this league out of favour with his current club would go down a treat here if my memory served me right he spent a couple of seasons here and was our top scorer and assists player !!might do us a turn could turn out to be cheaper than Martin !!! ( not that I'm a Martin knocker still remember seeing him a couple of seasons ago on a few occasions he looked a different player
posted by Iptombl (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 12:08 PM
 
Liking Martin is one thing,but is he not supposed to score? why would you like him unless you know him? he does sod all on the pitch ,apparently he was ace at Derby but they dumped him fast and we got lumbered,why us?.
posted by george south (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 12:20 PM
 
ipitombi , you are the oracle my friend , spot on
posted by old (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 1:21 PM
 
george , we get lummbered cause we are run by idiots , cheapskates , and hangers on , sell our best players, , no contracts for the kids , get bob the builder to carve georges statue , when will it end
posted by peter (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 1:29 PM
 
Ipitombi my old son, I did say the name R/M further down the page but the masses don't want him back or his 40 goals.
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Basically in a nutshell Humphries especially we don't have a out and out at the moment.martin will be given a push for competition and will react which malone did when sess was coming.its easy just give 20-30 mins joka....no fear no pressure and we will be usually chasing the game anyhow.
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Reminds me of a raw Malcolm Macdonald give him go on bench not sure he's quite ready
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 12:31 PM
 
If your big enough your good enough in this division, most defences are very average so Humphrys should have no problem fitting in.After all Dembele was as young and did the job ok,no difference in the two players, so S/J chuck him on.The way we are going we are about to loose another young players to the big boys,so try him and see what happens.
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Sadly we seem to have more issues with our own fans sometimes at away games, I saw around 20 odd old school geezers kicking off with some of the younger supporters, what was going on, anyone know? It took me back to the sad old days in the 70's, but with our own lot? we don't need it. Get behind the boys this weekend COYW's.
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One of the things that gives most pride as Fulham fans is our reputation as "Friendly Fulham". This must be preserved at all costs so I would have no problem reporting any bad behaviour to the club and would like to think all reasonable fans would do the same. We really don't need that sh1t
posted by The Peacekeeper (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 10:15 AM
 
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posted by shuuush (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 10:44 AM
 
The 70s were the best days never ever sad !
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 1:48 PM
 
F**k me Marcus you must be old , i'm in my seventies now and it ain't that great.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 8:19 PM
 
1970s ol d timer !
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 8:23 PM
 
[Geriatric chuckle]
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 8:40 PM
 
Geriatric and the pacemaker. , ynwa !
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Saw their game tonight. How did they beat us, they are truly shocking. Wolves are crap too.
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How come they were playing on a Thursday?
posted by Hammish (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 2:20 PM
 
TV dictates. Only 12000 attendance. Can't blame 'em. Two sh/t sides.
posted by DG (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 3:34 PM
 
Les Ferdinand on talk sport had the good grace to say that he felt he should be wearing a mask on leaving the Cottage, as they had got away with Highway Robbery.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 02nd December 2016, 8:30 PM
 
Average league think the bitters could be heading for a bit of trouble watching there numpty managers antics he a man heading for a heart attack methinks he's trying to hard to get the fans on board !!
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Like most bored with churning over the above and RM, however according to the Glasgow Bugle ( or whatever it is called,) he could be on his way to Liverpool for an extortionate fee in January.
This could be really entertaining, because if Klop wont play Sturridge because he doesn't fit in to his pressing all action style, God knows what he would make of a languid Dembele.
As always paper talk
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Keetch there was on one very good goal hanger. Alan sniffer clarke but he would also do other work.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 4:22 PM
 
Should have said only
posted by geezer (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 4:24 PM
 
Not sure what he's worth but at a tender age for some reason does not always get the credit he deserves from Fulham fans fond him a nice level headed lad and a good footballer who gave his best
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where are the millions khan has invested , not on players , the grounds the same , didnt even pay for georges statue , spent some on the training ground , suppose he had to spend the prem money on something , cause it wernt on the team , martin , the best striker they could cum up with , if we buy anyone in january they will probably be average , like the rest of the team , scotty apart , old but class
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May have got wrong players? But has backed every manager with cash as far as FFP will allow and got well done up on Greek signing MAF would not of been allowed to spend like he did FFP is killing ambitious small clubs even with good youth set up its hard to keep the kids moving on before some even get in 1st team.14 players were signed this season and were playing better COYW stop moaning
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 12:52 PM
 
News from villa park I believe is that RM is surplus to events !! so could we, should we, do we ,?buy back for half price or less, return Martin,and maybe the goals we want will turn up.With ffc expect the unexpected.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 1:09 PM
 
News from villa park I believe is that RM is surplus to events !! so could we, should we, do we ,?buy back for half price or less, return Martin,and maybe the goals we want will turn up.With ffc expect the unexpected.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 1:13 PM
 
No thanks , the lazy fat jock can stay where he is .
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 5:01 PM
 
YOU. STUPID BOY!!!!!!!
posted by Captain mainwaring (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 6:39 PM
 
Brian Clough always said that the secret was when to know when it was the rightte to sell a plsyer, even more so than when to buy
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 01st December 2016, 8:25 PM
 
Hypothetical but if clough was in charge of ffc in last two seasons no way would Ross have gone and a more competent defence installed to stem the heammorage of goals conceded we would be in play off places at least we scored goals for fun and conceded just ad many don't take much working out !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 03rd December 2016, 12:16 PM
 
hypothetical , but cloughie would not av put up with rigg and co for i second
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rumoured we could be signing hylton from luton in january for 800k.
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Lower league Journey man paper talk
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 10:15 PM
 
what age ?
posted by billy (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 11:06 AM
 
27yrs played for Wimbledon Oxfrod Bury Rotherham Harlow town and now at Luton
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 11:19 AM
 
oh my god
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Don't concern yourselves with such nonsense.
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Our side plays Reading FC twice in the coming week. A Reading side that is Managed by one of the contenders to be appointed Fulham manager. The results of these two game will prove to us fans if the Management of this club made the right decision. Don't get me wrong I am four square behind SJ and our team. Managerial decisions are crutcial to any club. Result are everything and at the moment, Reading seem to have the edge. Therefore a HOME WIN on Saturday is essential if we are going to get anything at the Madejaski.
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If only life was that simple
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 10:37 AM
 
There are probably a few managers out there who would do a good job running our club, though see nothing wrong with SJ . But you have to be prepared to provide sufficient funds to attract quality players , I'm afraid Mark Hugues summed the set up at Fulham !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 12:02 PM
 
being rigg and kline run our club its a bit of a mute polnt to mention the coach
posted by billy (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 2:52 PM
 
Its ok Cairney knows what we need to beat Reading, yep Tom its called a striker.And better still Martin recons we have to get a strategy, yep marty my son its called you stay on the bench with Smith, Woodrow, whilst we get a striker.why do they make such odd statements.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 2:56 PM
 
When Mr Al - Fayed owned our club - he made it clear from the start that we were going to get into the Premiership and boy did he deliver. Those of us who were fortunate to see the football served up by Keegan & Tigana will remember that we had some outstanding players and when we did get into the top tier we could complete with anyone. Most footballers are mercenaries and will play for the club that pay them the most. If our owner wants success he will have to open his wallet !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 4:08 PM
 
Khan has invested millions, get your facts right, the moanalots are back! Is it pension week? Martin is costing £9m and sensibly we have an option. Best you sort out a deal and let the club know what striker and a what price and terms. You live in La La land. What we need is a striker to score lots and lots of goals and win games .... banal crap
posted by Phil (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 1:47 AM
 
Of course we need a striker, any idiot can see that. The point is that to get promotion you have to invest heavily in quality players and so far not much sign of this at the club!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 9:19 AM
 
if we pay 9 mill for martin they should call the fraud squad cause somebodys bent
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 11:09 AM
 
Defoe would be a good choice to move us upwards !!
posted by Ah (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 11:46 AM
 
So phil getting striker to score goals is la-la land,and it seems Mr Khan has spent millions, true , but on what? wages for sub standard players, fees for sub standard players, wages for loan players ,training ground few bob , but millions well spent! most on here will disagree.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Thursday 01st December 2016, 1:02 PM
 
i agree so much it hurts
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I have just seen the highlights from U 23 v W H U,Steven Humphreys first goal was absolute class,please give that young man a substantial contract other clubs are already sniffing around,we gave Mousse Dembele away for nothing and Pat Roberts was cheap as well,so please try and keep OUR youngsters at OUR club to assist our climb back to the prem,x
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Terry been saying this for yonks. But all i get is you wont win any thing with the kids. And where are we now. The kids will be the future of this club. But as we keep playing the loan players our boys wont get a look in. And when they go back to their clubs we are back to square one again. Three steps forward two back wards
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 29th November 2016, 7:38 PM
 
Totally agree give the kids a go but accept it will take. Problem is majority just want immediate success. Martin for example will do well but it takes time. Personally I prefer the championship to premier which is over coached and scripted. Great news re greedy Pullis by the way - him fat Sam, Redgreed are why there are so few English coaches. They are all the same.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 8:34 AM
 
Problem is very few kids make it. Yes some are good but how far will they go. Dembele is doing well in Scotland but past that name the Fulham kids who have gone on to success.
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:38 AM
 
Absolutely true. THE YOUTH PLAYERS of today are the future for FULHAM FC and should not be allowed to leave, even for a high price and we seem to have a few.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 10:01 AM
 
3-4 months before Martin gels, jezus wept , no wonder we are struggling with those thoughts.AS I started the play Humphrys campaign I wonder how long we might have to wait for him to gel,trouble is Geezer we cant have all the kids playing like stars only the odd one comes through.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 1:24 PM
 
Trying to work out how other clubs are sniffing around Humphry but we appear to be not interested in him any ideas ?He played pre season and did ok, but lets not be silly that don't mean nothing, lets bury him then actually pretend we are bothered when clubs come calling and he is out of contract , he must think well no one was bothered pre season so I'm of. Just as any talent we find will do simply because no one at FFC has a clue about keeping talent.
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Chris Martin!!!!who,! why,!and when,!.did S/J ever think Derby were that mad to send a proven scorer on his way just when they were scoring no goals? seems some one did and once again we got stitched up, Bent any one?.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 29th November 2016, 2:51 PM
 
Kosta Packet . Bought him in January after he had been out injured for two months . 12 games to save our season from relegation , I think he managed 45 minutes . And seems he had clause he would only play in the Prem . I blame that one on Teflon Mac . I agree give Humphreys a chance , give him some game time before the pressure matches of March / April .
posted by DavidK (Guest) - Tuesday 29th November 2016, 4:13 PM
 
SO YOU STILL THINK JANKO CHOOSES THE PLAYERS WE BUY , not what he says
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As simple As!!! Chris martin needs to score goals! I am sorry for singling him out,but he is on loan until january. To be fair,all the other strikers could and should do a lot better. I could slate the defence mistakes every week when we let one in,but it isn't fair on the back 4 every time we lose. On the law of averages most teams will concede a goal or 2 because there are some very good forwards in both the prem and the championship that can turn a defender on a six pence. I have to go with 'kevin keagans philosophy sometimes,and that is every goal we concede,we score 2. To be fair,we have'nt conceded a lot of goals lately and we are much more tight at the back these days.It is getting more and more noticable that fulham scrape a draw far too often and there is always something about the 89th minute. We have a new wonderful training ground facility,let us use it,work on everything! If cairney gets 12 goals this season ahead of the forwards,that is great for him,but the forwards need to be looked at.Chris martin is a nice guy,but i don't think that he is the type of striker we need, i hope he can prove me wrong.Lets man up in the strikers department,and be more positive in front of goal,and aluko i gave him a big shout up when he got player of the month! He needs to stop getting excited and be a lot more clinical in front of goal. Lets all move on from brighton,there was a lot of positives coming from that game even though we lost....
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Not a big fan of Gayle but in hindsight,with his pace he would have been a much better fit (assuming we could tempt him)!! Martin for me is just a more agile version of Smith! We should consider cancel the loan and put £10m towards a decent pacy striker!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 9:18 PM
 
We need variety on the bench . If Marttin is not working , unlikely Smith will be better . Woodrow has pace and runs into space , but needs passes on the ground not in the air . LVC Is another being squeezed out , but still has so much to offer . Madl is one of the best defenders at the club but now hardly gets a look in . I agree with much SJ is trying , but don't get constantly ignoring three of the better players at the club . Humpreys should now be making the squad , even if just for a cameo performance and experience .
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 10:13 PM
 
Think should send Martin back to Derby( sadly as he has a fair amount going for him)then bring back McCormack from Villa and we just might,i reapeat might have a chance of a play off place.
posted by brian (Guest) - Tuesday 29th November 2016, 11:42 AM
 
Martin will be a success. It can take 3/4 months for a team to gel. Have patience
posted by Phil (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 8:35 AM
 
owen , the corner is turning into gel as we speak , stop with the moaning
posted by billy (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:04 AM
 
Billy explain! we are gelling the corner is turning!we drew home to Wednesday and completly blew the game with Brighton and lost cant put 3 wins together ,so what corner and were are we gelling?.
posted by george south (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 3:41 PM
 
george , i was being ironic but im sh-t at it sorry , i agree we aint turning or gelling , and we need a proper striker fast , dominating games but not scoring , looks simples to me , loan ross back , let martin go back
posted by billy (Guest) - Wednesday 30th November 2016, 4:36 PM
 
Think the Ross word is banned on this site !!!!
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Here's a sycophantic little article that gives insight to Khan's approach to running a football club. Maybe FFC will get cabanas at the Putney end ... http://jacksonville.com/sports/2016-11-25/jags-foundation-secure-owner-looks-toward-success-field Jim in Arizona
 
 
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Bought two tickets for Saturday match and unfortunately could not attend. Riverside Lower Stand Block WL Row 5 Seats 3,4. Darren 07971515488.
 
 
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We should be looking to sign Charlie Wyke from Carlisle in January.
 
 
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How come Fulham (so it seems) are facing a battle to keep steve humphrys when the guy cant get on the bench baring in mind he scored a few pre season and our strikers cant score for nuts,is this another Fulham classic were another team has see potential in a player but we don't have a clue regarding talent and how to use it.
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You cant make it up, Humphrys has scored 8 from 10 games at 23 level this season was a prolific scorer at under 18 and under 16s and is supposed to be on the fringe of S/J team, really!, but as usual his contract is out end of season,now were have I heard this before?.Is this club completely clueless when contracts are up?.
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I have to confess I don't subscribe to Joses,s fan club however, I don't subscribe to sending of a grown man to the stands for kicking a bottle because he aint been to specsavers, (he dived mate),refs see some and miss some managers miss most when its there team but see all when opposition.Its when an unfit bloke in a odd coloured shirt waddles over talks to the plank (sorry fourth official) and then goes all kindergarden on the manager that lowers the game for me.Can I suggest the ref watches the game a little more closer and not the people on the touch line,diving, shirt tugging, elbows everywere often confuse the ref and his little helpers, ignoring ,hand balls in penalty areas that seem to completely obvious to all but him, oh yes how long before a red card is shown for diving?.
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I understand it seems a bit harsh but where do you draw the line. The managers know the rules so why is he doing it? I don't remember the names or the occasion - do you recall a few years ago some tennis player kicked an advertising board and by doing so, hurt (badly) one of the ball girls?? if you are allowed to kick a bottle without retribution, maybe one day that water bottle will hit someone or even worst their shoes fly off and hit some old lady!!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 11:52 AM
 
And not forgetting the health and safety chaps among us ,I do realise the bottle could have hit any one of the MU subs some of whom were trying to sleep and the rest watching peppa pig on there phones.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 1:19 PM
 
Old lady,! mmmmm tongue in cheek me thinks, have you counted the old ladies at old Trafford lately? what if a footballer kick the ball in frustration into the stands and hits an old man???.or indeed if his boot comes of and ends up hitting Fergie on the head?.Is there an actual rule that tells us don't kick water bottles.? Cant you tell its Monday.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 1:28 PM
 
All the old ladies are on here !
posted by Drew peacock (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 1:57 PM
 
Funny thought the ref on this occasion was watching unlike manager and booked the player for diving !!! Maybe the deluded one should stop playing to the gallery and watch the game more closely. The quicker he gets the push and we get him out of our game the better !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 2:45 PM
 
He did as you say Len dived ,but just saying little boys rules for big boys game.Frustration is always on the boil at any game ,but banning to stands ,what next ?lines.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 3:01 PM
 
Got history of touchline antics about time he learnt to control himself sets bad example to younger fans !you can't condone his antics give him a stadium ban for 6 games !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 7:07 PM
 
Think he's behaving like a little boy about time he grew up !! Mans a historic offender think he should stop playing to the crowd !!
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I haven't seen the highlights as I am overseas on business but in my opinion, it is no shame to lose by the odd goal to Brighton away. This is not the Brighton in our memories from seasons ago but the Brighton of today and they are a vey good team. Even Newcastle managed to drop points at home to a lower league Blackburn so it proves the point that any team can beat any other team on their day in this league and we should take nothing for granted.

it is obvious to anyone who watches our games that Fulham have improved massively since last season in all areas of the team and squad except for goal scoring however, WE ARE STILL SCORING GOALS and it does not matter to me if the goalie scores them as long as we do score. We all know that in most games we create good goal scoring opportunities so with the addition of one (or hopefully two) fifteen goals per season striker(s) we will see Fulham continue to improve and in that case a position in the play-offs would not be unreasonable.

There is not one truly consistent team in this league (as NUFC also proved) so a good four or five game run followed by the odd draw or defeat for the rest of the season will see us there or there about and even if we don't make it to the promised land this season, we will be well prepared for the next ;-)).

KEEP THE FAITH! COYW.
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MST ...'There isn't one consistent team in the Championship' because there is a gulf in class between the players in the Championship and Premiership . Teams that are doing well have a couple of players of Premiership quality that carry the rest of the team unfortunately FFC don't have any . During the January transfer window we need to spend decent money on a proven scorer and a defender or we will miss out on playoffs .
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 4:39 AM
 
Perhaps we should sign Mourinho as a striker, got a hell of a right foot on him !!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 10:15 AM
 
Newc not consistant! have they not done 9 wins in a row?, and us putting 5-6 good results on a run, wow! that ok then .
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 11:06 AM
 
Think you'll find they lost at home Saturday ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 28th November 2016, 11:55 AM
 
I worked that one out!! they still had 9 wins on the trot and you don't think that's consistant
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 28th November 2016, 1:20 PM
 
Don't know about a gulf reckon this prem is substandard bottom half average barely prem top half so so not a patch on Europe big boys as will be proved in coming months !!!!
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So once again we drop points ,once again we here same old chat from J/S,now we see several teams have bunched up and only a few points separate about ten teams from bottom three, so whats new?.We should have been home and dry in first half but no, we have no strikers what so ever both a waste of space so again a mid-f scores , why not Humphries? give the guy a chance,woodrow and smith might as well leave now there finished here that's for sure. Why do we always get !we nearly did it ,we switched off, we must learn for next time ,!now I just read on here we have easy next 7 games coming up so should be in with a shout by Jan 2 , the world of never never land comes to sw6, just learn to close the game down,what do the players actually work on in training? cant be tactics they don't exsist in FFC manual,seems like have a good first half then call it a day. Know the feeling.
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Read MST down the page saying his view is crap in J-H stand,when I commented about this ages ago it was greeted with hoots of derision as I described it as a cow shed with hemmaroidal seats, but they all screamed it was built by jock mc jock in the year of the plague, its unique, thanks for reminding me again MST I am right.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 12:07 PM
 
I don't care if Nick Knowles and Lawrence llewellin bowen had a hand in it, its still as you say abloody cow shed and should be pulled down get decent seating full roof coverage them perhaps the tea can be cheaper and the pies and the programmes that are full of useless crap. and adverts.
posted by george south (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 12:11 PM
 
George buy The toofif, Its a hundred times better and its half a sheet cheaper
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 2:48 PM
 
Shame the linesman couldn't do what he's paid for and we would have come home with a very good point. Because if that goal was on side , I'm a monkey's uncle.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 3:24 PM
 
Hi Bishop; I did not say that my view was restricted (although it is a tiny bit but not so much as to bother me as I would not have sat there since the club installed seats), I was referring to some of the seats in the Hammersmith End and other areas of the ground that are very low priced and have severely restricted views.

Fulham like to announce that we have the lowest season tickets in the league but it is a spin because, on average, our seat prices are among some of the most expensive in the league. The low priced seats are those to which I was referring above.
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posted by bha (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 12:57 PM
 
Well my seat was among the Brighton fans, as they are my local club now, and I went with a couple of friends who are season ticket holders at the Amex, and when Murray scored we all expected it to be disallowed as from our position on the side, he looked at least a couple of feet offside. After the game all the fans were saying that Fulham were easily the best side that they had seen there this season, and they couldn't believe the improvement in the side since last season, when we lost 5-0. Those that I spoke too all agreed that we will certainly be involved in the play offs come next May, and even at this stage, they are worried about the return fixture. There is a long way to go yet, as we are even half way through the season, and I almost sure that we finish above Birmingham, Huddersfield, Leeds and Reading, so that should mean that it will be a top 6 finish for us COYW
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Hi guys haven't been here for sometime but after yesterday's game wondering wether the possession game we are playing week in week out is the way we should be going rather than more directness. It seems the possession football is sideways and backwards so there Fore not creating much. Also why has Lebanon and Jozabed not been given more of a run. Thought the were going to be the shinning lights. Am not having dig at manager as I think given time he will be sussessful at fulham just confused
 
 
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As I see it, it is anybody's guess, as to which teams will promoted this season, as the Championship, really is wide open. After watching yesterday's game at Brighton, I must say that on our first half performance, we are as good, if not better, than most of the other sides, and what we are lacking, is a little bit more luck with our finishing. We always seem to come up with keepers playing in top form, as was David Stockdale yesterday(Oh why did we let him go). We would have been another goal ahead a HT, if it hadn't been for his two top class saves. However, it is not all gloom and doom and looking at our next at our next 7 fixtures up until the return games with Brighton on January 2nd(Revenge is sweet)I can see us going on an unbeaten run, as any of the difficult looking games, will be played at home, where hopefully our form will become much stronger. If we can add a couple of reasonable goal scorers in January, we should be up there pushing for a play off place at least. Come what may, at least it is a refreshing change, not to be involved in a relegation scrap. We can safely leave that to others this season.
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Out field play is good problem are the strikers Aluko for me is a wide player delivering the ball into the box as he did so well against Huddersfield . Personally I think we should let Martin return to Derby in January then try and find another centre forward he is not worth the big price !
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 9:07 AM
 
my guess is we wont be promoted
posted by guessing (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 10:20 AM
 
We've paid X millions for loaning Martin, isn't it worth a punt to invest in Bogle from Grimsby. There should be enough data on him by now! How bad can he be?
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 11:15 AM
 
You can't use the word " if" in football. Their goalie made a couple of great saves - so how about when our keeper does the same , or doesn't that count ?
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 11:40 AM
 
Agree john but keepers make one mistake and they get nailed to the goal post. Dave is a good keeper but if the back line dont pick up other players and stop ball watching we would not have let in the second goal. Bus Stocky was on top form yesterday. Always thought he would turn in to a very good keeper.
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Lack of concentration at the back is always a worry,and i think we are gonna need a prolific striker in the mix.Bring on the jan transfer window!!!
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Wont make any difference if we do as he is will get the same service as Martin.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 26th November 2016, 5:24 PM
 
And man of the match Stocky.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 26th November 2016, 7:15 PM
 
Should have put them to bed in the 1st half. We were sooo much better than them, it was similar to the Brentford game except we didn't hold out. We were up the other end to the goals but looked like we gave them too much space and they looked great shots. I think I've had enough of Aluko for a while he's sooo one footed surely he as to go with his right sometimes. Wastes opportunities because of this and can't hit a barn door Thought mac Donald was our m o m
posted by Howoodie (Guest) - Saturday 26th November 2016, 7:19 PM
 
How much was Murray? 2m?? Can't help but think we chose the wrong man to lead the line!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 26th November 2016, 7:45 PM
 
Yes, we picked the wrong man. Khan. Again he failed to score and create chances. Rigg MacIntosh the same. The manager couldn't hit a barn door. They are to blame my friends, You know who you are
posted by Desperate Dan (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 12:21 AM
 
Don' forget the wiz kid Kline and his computer.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 8:34 AM
 
these players dont buy themselves , so your right , it is down to kha and riggi
posted by peter (Guest) - Sunday 27th November 2016, 10:24 AM
 
plenty of experts on here didnt want murray
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Whenever we dominate the stats, we underperform. Bizarre. Unless we can defeat a team which includes players like Stockdale and Sidwell, we don't have a hope in hell of gaining promotion
posted by R (Guest) - Saturday 26th November 2016, 5:11 PM
 
And that applies to the manager as well.Seems to be happy with Martin standing like a lemon waiting, waiting waiting.All the other teams know how predictable we are throwing on last minute subs in desperation.
posted by HARRYLONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 26th November 2016, 5:14 PM
 
And leaving Murrey on his own for their winner was criminal. Who was that with his hand in the air ?
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I think that was you ....
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I thought the seagulls were very quite as well !
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