Look all your Fulham fans, we could be in the same position as Newcastle FC who will be playing in the Championship after next season if McClaren doesn't get some players in. We have signed three, with more to come. Don't know about O'Hara because he comes with some baggage, but they liked him in Blackpool. We still need three more decent defenders of size and intent, midfeild could use two more who can hold the ball and move it forward at pace. Forget Mr Parker, like Mr Sidwell their days are gone. Football is a young man's game. West Ham are playing 18 and 19 year old's next season so come on Dembelle, Robert and William lets see what you're made of.
I think the likes of John Terry, Mark Schwarzer, Didier Drogba, etc. might disagree with you that football is a young mans game. Experience at this level is essential, as we found out to our cost last season. Young guns is absolutely not the way to get out of this division in my opinion and certainly not the way to compete well in the Prem (ask Villa fans).
I agree however, that Parker and Sidwell are past their best...
posted by MST - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 1:15 PM
take sidwell in a second
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 2:50 PM
take sidwell in a second
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 2:52 PM
If Sids is under 30 yes.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 5:01 PM
Young mans game ????what was our average age last year with Parker playing most weeks increasing age in side ???
posted by Graham leggup (Guest) - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 6:31 PM
Sid not under 30
posted by Daniel Kimberley (Guest) - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 7:07 PM
It's all about balance, keen quick younger players to do all the running, older wiser heads to control key areas. Danny Murphy a joy to watch, sit in middle of park and control the middle for 90 mins, we could use another Danny. Some encouraging signings so far, more experience should help, we're not going to set the championship alight, but should hold our own and maybe back in the prem in 2-3 seasons is probably as good as will get if we can keep hold of our best players.
posted by fulhamsinceblackandwhite (Guest) - Thursday 02nd July 2015, 8:37 PM
I agree it's a step in the right direction. We've signed players who will improve our squad. However, Richards is positionally naive, which needs addressing.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Friday 03rd July 2015, 4:50 AM
I think we are still miles away from challenging the top 4. Where is our star player - maybe McCormack. who is our anchor man - maybe Parkers but too old. Where is our creative player - we don't have one. Where is our bus at the back - we don't have one, yet. Who is our x-factor player - maybe Roberts if he stays and get stronger.
So we are still some way off..
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 03rd July 2015, 11:02 AM
John, who were those players at Norwich and Bournemouth or Watford outside of Deaney. We don't have to win the thing outright - just the paly-offs.
posted by MST - Friday 03rd July 2015, 1:39 PM
So we aspire and are happy to be the 2nd(actually 3rd) best in the championship?!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 03rd July 2015, 2:02 PM
If it gets us promoted John yes. You have to remember from whence we came. 10th would be an improvement on last season so I'd be more than happy with 2nd or preferably a day at Wembley winning the play-offs. I'd bite your hand off for it now to be honest and I guess many others would too....
posted by MST - Friday 03rd July 2015, 3:00 PM
Playoff is a lottery. Mediocre at championship level is exactly what Kit is happy with! Unfortunately, I think right now we have the resources to aim higher! And we should.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 03rd July 2015, 5:39 PM
John do you really think that symons would be happy with a middle of the table finish. Just because he may not be up to the job doesn't mean he doesn't want to win it. Ridiculous
posted by Sig (Guest) - Saturday 04th July 2015, 2:10 AM