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Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7:25 PM



 
The thought of signing a 32 year old cast off from Bournemouth does not thrill me, we should be looking at whoes hot in Division 1 and Non-League because there are some fine players on the way up in these divisions. Also what's wrong with looking in France, Holland and Scandinavia? They have some good leagues, look at who Leicester were able to sign from the French Division 2!
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With you 100 Per cent
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 8:18 PM
 
Marcus Maddison and Jon Taylor from Peterborough could definately do a job for us.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 8:42 PM
 
Rich, I agree but this is going to be a really tough summer for the manager. Dont need cast offs as you say.. Dont know who we will lose Got problems in central midfied and at the back.
posted by Glenn (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 10:12 PM
 
 
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Monday 23rd May 2016, 11:24 PM



 
Well done to Cauley Woodrow for a great performance for the u21s tonight. Scored twice, nice one
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Good for him. As long as he does not play for Fulham next season! He has proved that he can not score or affect games for us. Lets not be foolish next season otherwise it will be the same old crap all over.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 10:50 AM
 
the boy will be another season more experienced,,i wouldnt write him of just yet
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 1:25 PM
 
I see Janko is looking !looking! at Grant Hanley, and Murray and Tomlin, how is he looking, the seasons over, he cant look at anyone, Hanley played most games for Blackburn last season i assume so whats to look at?. Murray at 32, not sure, was he on 30 grand before he went to Bournmouth? if not take him on lower wages cant see many clubs wanting him on those wages. Tomlin unknown as fringe player so leave well alone, no more maybe players, this term !looking!irritates me they know whats what they have been scouted we assume, just get on with it season starts in august.
posted by george south (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 1:41 PM
 
Well done Cauley sign the boy on a long contract. Before some body else nabs him or we will lose him just like we did with Patrick. And he did well at Celtic for a soft touch. And he never blew over in the wind. And dont buy other treams cast offs. They were no go at their teams. Thats why are not wanted. We got a good youth set up so use them.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 6:44 PM
 
Play him up front with Ross got more go in him than the other fella !!!dont forget dembelle did not do much when he first got into the first team !!! He came good in the end !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 6:50 PM
 
Not sure I agree with you about Robets at Celtic and I have colleagues and friends at Celtic who would agree with me. His glaring miss against Rangers cost them the cup final. He had one good game and went missing for the rest and missed lots of opportunities. The Roberst deal was a good one for FFC methinks.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7:13 PM
 
 
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Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:31 PM



 
A number of posts are demanding a massive clear out? Well I don't agree entirely. I think we need only 3/4 additions, look at Brighton and Leicester as good examples where just a handful of signings can completely transform their season.
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I had a good clear out myself, it worked for me.......
posted by Not constipated (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 12:02 PM
 
Best cure for constipation is some chocolate and some peanuts. It will come out a treat
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 2:43 PM
 
Now now zoo yuo will upset the PC. Brigade !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 6:53 PM
 
Ooh matron !!!!!!!
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 6:53 PM
 
 
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Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:16 PM



 
Felt so good last night watching George and the team. proud to be Fulham. Only two clubs in London had players on that pitch. No .Chelsea,Arsenal or Tottenham. Great viewing.
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Memorable day- remember kicking the coal scuttle ( don't see them nowadays) when Germany equalised, but ended up celebrating in the street with our neighbours. Just why they didn't knight " Sir Bobby Moore " is beyond me - and Sir George Cohen doesn't sound too bad!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 8:44 AM
 
 
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Monday 23rd May 2016, 7:55 PM



 
Is there any rumours about anyone joining if so please reply
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No news as yet burnley have just released some players
posted by Steve Earle the legend (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:20 PM
 
Not interested in rumours bob as they mean nothing. Waiting for some facts to emerge on who we have signed!!
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 11:18 PM
 
 
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Monday 23rd May 2016, 6:47 PM



 
I'd be grateful for a steer (other than the temptation to tell me not to bother); currently in the JH family area, my son and I want to move into the Hammersmith End, H2 or H7. The person on the ticket line really wasn't that helpful and told me the stand is full, I can't believe it is! Two questions, firstly is it worth taking a risk and waiting until after the 26th? Secondly, how far back do you have to sit to avoid getting rained on. Thanks
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I'm in H3 and from row AA backwards this is normally a rain free area.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:10 PM
 
No way is it full. You can see that online. I am H3 towards back good view but above game. If lad wants atmosphere try H4/5
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7:44 AM
 
Cheers phil see you there
posted by Sw7 ex sw6 (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 8:01 AM
 
H5 midway as good as any !!!! Typical answer from ticket office. Could not organise a piss up in a brewery !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 6:56 PM
 
 
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Monday 23rd May 2016, 3:06 PM



 
The good news about them being promoted, is we don't have to have their fans visit us at the Cottage next season. Horrible group of people. Trying to kick off (albeit small pockets) outside the ground after.
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yeah but we have Newcastle to take their place.
posted by em (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 4:14 PM
 
and maybe Millwall.
posted by em (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 4:16 PM
 
 
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Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:33 PM



 
World cup 66 on BBc 2 .How proud George Cohen his family and Fulham fc are to have been involved in Englands greatest moment in football
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Do you know when that's on Glenn?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:19 PM
 
Tonight at 8pm. I player ?
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:22 PM
 
While I was away, I hear that there was a programme on TV about Jimmy Hill. Can anyone tell me which Channel it was on, as I would like to pick it up on Iplayer.

Thanks a lot
posted by Ronny (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11:47 PM
 
Thanks very much Zoo. Not back to UK until Tuesday so hope it will be available on iPlayer. Thanks again.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:11 AM
 
Ronny you'll find it on iPlayer under sport. Jimmy Hill A Man For All Seasons.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:22 AM
 
Glenn already wrote it was on BBC2 in his original post.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:43 AM
 
Thanks Mortlake, I have now found it, and it is recording now. I am looking forward to seeing it later.
posted by Ronny (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:11 AM
 
well done
posted by ipitombi (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 11:10 AM
 
Just wondering how the great Alf Ramsey would have dealt with the Spoilt rotten tosspots that are posing as footballers in the modern game
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 1:39 PM
 
According to those players who played under him he wouldn't stand nonsense from anyone, some of these tosspots would have spent most of the time sitting on the bench!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 7:59 PM
 
BBC 1
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7:42 AM
 
 
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Fulham linked with Grant Hanley to Marshall there defence
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I rate him but all centre halves need good full backs and midfield cover RH understood this lets hope Jokanovic does
posted by Big Red (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 9:02 AM
 
 
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Touch of class from Man U sacking LVG just as his team had won the cup!!
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Talking of class, glad we won't be playing Hibs . Would hate to see our lovely ground reduced to a pile of rubble!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 9:50 AM
 
Wouldn't mind some of their players
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 7:38 PM
 
From my one meeting with him he talked about the great Johnny Haynes and Fulham Fc and never went on about himself.Really liked him and learnt a lot and how they all went home on the train after winning the world cup. Any person who slags him off cannot be Fulham or have any clue about football.
posted by Glenn (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:24 PM
 
Meeting with who ?
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:52 PM
 
Not a fan of lvg but they sacked him for playing defensive football and now they hired Jose (to play attractive football?!) on £15m a year as well as a £4m to stay at home in the last 6months!!! It is stupid money like fhis that puts you off football!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 7:03 AM
 
LVG was not the right man for Utd , but despicable way to sack him . Shows the faceless corporates that now run the club . And if they think Mourino will play attractive football and bring the kids through they have got it wrong again . It will be solid possession football with a 1-0 win , and with the kids loaned out . And on that note , maybe we could have a few on a season loan . The have got a couple of promising full backs.
posted by davidk (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 2:48 PM
 
 
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Nice tribute programme on today about the career of Jimmy Hill. Wonder how many of today's " pundits " will be so fondly remembered?
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good times
posted by ipitombi (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:57 PM
 
Agree was a fitting tribute to a great football innovator. I would really like to see a statue at The Cottage for a block who did a lot for football in general and did alright by FFC too. Be interested to know the views of the oldens amongst us.
posted by Mortlake - Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:58 PM
 
Jimmy Hill statue much more deserved than George bleedin Cohen.
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:52 AM
 
what the hell do you mean George bleedin Cohen.Isnt worth the effort to go into along reply. Met the man and his late twin brother.Insult to him.
posted by Glenn (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 9:04 AM
 
Have to assume by your pathetic comments you never saw the great man play?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 9:43 AM
 
I think it's so cool that in his family they have a rugby and football World Cup medal for England
posted by Suck it (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:27 AM
 
george is a fulham hero,,, that was a poor thing to say
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:35 AM
 
Went to school with George and met him at his dinner recently after many years. Let me assure you he always was a gentleman, a great footballer, loyal and a brilliant servant to FFC. Completely deserving of his statue as would Jimmy Hill's be for different reasons but one thing they have in common is they are a great credit to FFC and football in general, more than you can say for most of today's over payed prima donnas. As for Peter Cohen great bloke, an absolute terror in the Sunday League fixtures. Sadly now passed on.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 12:59 PM
 
Jaw dropping comment from sw6. Maybe try sw12 if you are going to spill that sort of crap
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 1:40 PM
 
So true mortlake ,i to went to school with George, many crazy days in Henry compton playground with George always scoring more goals than any one else even at that age, not sure how he became a defender, hours of games in the eelbrook floodlight pitch ended up 20 a side george was always getting stuck in great times , met up with him a few times over tigana time, as sponsor, always wanted a chat over old times perfect gent as they say , Peter was as you say a hand full, played against him few times ,think red was his favourite colour, collected a few, was with FFc a while had back problems so he told me ,think thats what ended his career. An absolute credit to the game and FFC.
posted by mr keef (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 2:13 PM
 
Well said Mr Keef. Cor blimey you bring back a few forgotten memories there. Happy days:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 2:20 PM
 
Privileged to have met George and his opinion of the modern day.Loyal to the club and has a world cup winners medal .We as a club and supporters should be proud of that.
posted by Glenn (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 2:28 PM
 
Was it the same george cohen that wanted craven cottage demolished
posted by Mrs merton (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 3:54 PM
 
Your point being?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 6:45 PM
 
I do wish that childish attention seekers stupid posts were just removed. How can any honest Fulham fan say anything insulting about any great servants of our club. SW6 - you are BFC not FFC and just a pathetic twat
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 7:32 PM
 
Ive been going to fulham since 1959 so do one phil. We are all entitled to our opinions
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:57 PM
 
True, but you seem to be alone in yours.
posted by APM (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 9:12 PM
 
an honest opinion must be ok in a free country, if we dont agree we dont agree , i for one find it an usual thing to come out with, thought everyone was ok with george
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 9:31 PM
 
I was never rude about george i just think jimmy hill is a far more deserving cause. So to be called a twat is out of order
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:20 PM
 
Mr Keef, I agree with all you said regarding George and Pete Cohen with one exception, most of Georges secondary schooling was in fact at Fulham Central it was only in his last year that it was renamed Sir Henry Compton.In those days they lived in the flats at West Ken, top end of North End Road, such happy memories.
posted by JRD (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:34 PM
 
when I went to Sherrbrook rd school I thought it was called Kingwood rd school.
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11:12 PM
 
Sw6 is that the jimmy hill whose memorial service was in coventry and whose ashes were placed in the coventry city memorial garden. Oh and there is a statue to him outside the coventry city ground! He was good for fulham at the right time but his heart was in coventry i am afraid. Was on the board when he was chairman in 1987 and have total respect for him and what he did for our. However george deserves a statue for what he achieved for our club and for England more than jim.
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11:16 PM
 
Should read what he did for our club of course
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11:18 PM
 
SW6. You are entitled to your opinion and I am entitled to mind. You are a twat. You are no Fulham fan.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 7:13 AM
 
Thinnk you are being a bit harsh phil
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:32 AM
 
Tuned in halfway through programme thought it was more focused on Coventry maybey I missed the other parts of what he done for ffc and football but what I saw summed up Jimmy well ( I thought he had equal affections for us his wife implied Coventry was his first love !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 9:59 AM
 
I to went to sherbrooke jimjim,and yes it was known as Kingwood rd school at that time how ever it changed to henries holiday camp whilst i was there and went from wine colour uniforms to navy blue, mr tansfield to mr white as headmaster ,and was called henry comptons as far as i know when i left in jan 54.
posted by mr keef (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 2:15 PM
 
Fulham central was the bit in childerly st conidered posh by some.
posted by mr keef (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 2:17 PM
 
 
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What will go in its place?
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Main line or underground ?
posted by Mrs merton (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 2:15 PM
 
Mrs. Merton, this is not a funny matter. I'm really sad. This was my early morning go to on Fulham days.
posted by Callum (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 2:18 PM
 
Sorry is it a massage parlour ?
posted by Mrs merton (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 2:44 PM
 
Mrs. Merton, please I'm in tears. Please do not make this any worse.
posted by Calllum (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 3:17 PM
 
I remember back in the day when it was called Flanegans. A real Wild West pub. Police were called at least every Friday and Saturday. Got hit with a chair myself once. Ahh those were the days.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 4:34 PM
 
remember flanegans and all the fights out front. regular occurrence
posted by Em (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:04 PM
 
Met my x misses in Flanegans. She worked behind the jump down stairs. I ended up being the pot man. And Taddy ? was the the DJ in the little box. And i use to sleep in my mini van in the car park over the lights at the bottom of putney hill before we got a place.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:32 AM
 
Regular haunt was the bierkeller on the river by the bridge.
posted by Em (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 12:13 PM
 
mr mickawbers
posted by old (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 12:45 PM
 
Ah , Mr Micawbers wine bar. Good memories
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 1:45 PM
 
Recall the guy in Flanagans on saturday night who played piano , rag time, wearing a boater and striped blazer, when they closed over to Putney steak house in putney bridge rd belly dancing in basement till late, the star and garter on tow path for trad jazz and gym upstairs i think !st georges!great days along with the !bull at barnes! the Palmerston when Denny Mancini owned it great music and beer, better than Ronnie scots and 100 club,and any one recall Bobbies bar ! foot of the bridge in hurlinham rd?. great place to be in early 70s.
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Does it bode well for us that Blackburn have unloaded 10 players in one shot most of which have at sometime played in first team, Sheff utd also 8 i think out the door, other clubs will no doubt follow, so will Janko be brave and follow the trend? hope so this squad is really not wanted on voyage.Can we afford to get rid of that amount? we have a large squad or did, some have gone back as loans so by how many has that depleted the squad?,room for another 6 out the door ? yep no probs, give us a call and i will name names.
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All these out of work footballers , I don't know. Don't we have enough uber drivers as it is. REMEMBER ITS THE WEEKEND, GET HOME SAFE, ALWAYS USE A BACK TAXI. DONT LEAVE IT TO CHANCE IN AN UNINSURED UBER. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
posted by Londoner (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 4:41 PM
 
rigg looking for a back taxi, OUT
posted by izzy (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 12:48 PM
 
If he does go in a black taxi, at least he will get to his destination on time, safely and fully insured. Safe in the knowledge he won't be subject to any radical religious views or sexual assault
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 1:52 PM
 
he,l be disapointed
posted by old (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 5:07 PM
 
Reckon we can get rid of at least 6 no matter who he brings in it will be for the better but he must keep Ross !!!!!! At all costs quite simple keep Ross reduce our goal difference by half. We will be in the playoffs at least !!!! SIMPLE!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:05 AM
 
Never use black cab never had any problems and the drivers always go south of the river !!!!!
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 3:41 PM
 
No problem with mini cabs. But all money generated by uber is directed to Holland so no tax is paid by this multi billion pound company. They pay their drivers hardly anything so they have to work 20 hours a day , very dangerous, and so they are all on benefits. Uber take the money and the tax payer pays the driver. But you have no problem with that. Taxis do go south, that's a myth.
posted by Londoner (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:10 PM
 
Brighton were saying the same 12 months ago.
posted by Cumbrian White (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:26 PM
 
Oh also, ipitombi, they have no public liability insurance so don't take the risk as they have a record of crashing a lot. TFL licence 700 new uber drivers a week for the £300 a go. This is why you can't move in town. I could go on about why they are illegal but I've had my rant for the night. Better check your bank account also as they serg prices when busy.
posted by Londoner (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:27 PM
 
I like to take the wife south occasionly but she does not want to there either !!!! Ladysmith Katanga !!!!
posted by Opitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7:03 PM
 
I've never crashed yet in a mini cab !!! Don't mind taking my chances
posted by Ipitombl (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7:06 PM
 
He not talking bout mini cabs ipi , he on about the blerd clart uber tossers. Keep up. They are scum
posted by Ladysmith black mombazo (Guest) - Tuesday 24th May 2016, 11:33 PM
 
 
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Source: Skysports English Football League faces revamp under radical Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey explains why the body has made the proposal to change its structure to four divisions, each containing 20 teams English football could be heading for its biggest shake-up since the introduction of the Premier League under radical proposals which include a fifth professional division. The Football League wrote to all its clubs on Thursday to explain the ideas, with the aim of bringing the changes into effect within three years. Each league will consist of 20 teams. The Premier League will remain the top division, with the Football League administering the next four, creating the opportunity for 100 professional The new innovative approach to the fixture calendar, which will need 'Whole Game' support, will come into play from the start of the 2019/2020 season, if agreed following a period of consultation with the Football League's member clubs. The congested fixture list is seen as one of the game's biggest concerns, with insufficient dates available in each season to accommodate league and cup matches without significant clashes, a concern shared with the Premier League. Among the key objectives of the League's 'Whole Game' solution is to maximise the number of weekend and Bank Holiday fixtures and to remove, where practical, fixture congestion and scheduling conflicts. It also proposes to look at protecting and improving financial distributions and income generation for Football League clubs and to maintain play-off finals as the last event of the domestic season. Priorities for the Premier League and FA include increasing the prospect of success for clubs in European competitions and for England teams at all levels. Retaining the value of the FA Cup competition and achieving a fixture schedule where the final is played the week after the final round of Premier League fixtures is another, along with avoiding a 'problematic' fixture clash with UEFA competitions. No changes are planned for the League Cup but the Football League Trophy (currently Johnstone's Paint Trophy) will be under a new format which will potentially include a group structure of three games before a knockout phase, with the group matches played over the middle weekend of international breaks. In March of this year, the Football League Board committed to consider these proposals and throughout the initial stages, the body has stressed a number of principles must be established to protect the position of its clubs. These include ensuring clubs are in a financially no worse - or preferably better - position as a result of any changes, promotion to and relegation from the Premier League must be retained at three places, no relegation out of the Football League in season 2018/19 and that Football League clubs must support the final proposal. The League recognises in order for its members clubs to give the proposal full consideration, there must be an understanding of what the final proposal will look like in respect of the following… 1. How promotion and relegation would operate in 2018/19 to form the new divisions 2. Where the extra teams come from 3.The impact any changes would have on the National League, and the opportunity to standardise promotion/relegation to three places The reduction in the number of fixtures played by Football League clubs would be the catalyst for further change and if clubs are supportive of continuing these discussions, the following areas will move up the Football League's agenda with the Premier League and Football Association. These are… 1. A winter break 2. Removal of FA Cup replays 3. Consideration to be given to moving some rounds of the FA Cup to midweek 4. The future of the Community Shield The proposal enjoys the 'in principle' support of executives from the Premier League and FA. The Premier League will report to its clubs in the summer, while the FA will consult its board. The final decision in respect of this proposal must be confirmed by November 2017 - and the Football League will be seeking a decision from its clubs at the AGM in June 2017.
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Why can't these busybodies stop interfering with our football?. Why have we suddenly realised that we are playing far too many games? Winter football is part of the great tradition of the game, it survived back in the day in the very worst of conditions and on pitches vastly inferior to those of the modern game. I suspect a specific agenda is at work here. The Gillingham chairman claims that it is in the best interest of the fans to have fewer games. Really? I must have missed the memo on that one. Any true football supporter worth his salt can't get enough of the game and even in a 46 game season many imagine the campaign is over in a blink of the eye. Will season ticket prices reflect the fact that we are paying for fewer games ? I highly doubt it. The introduction of Premier League B teams is being seriously considered, this would be both patronising and humiliating for the majority of honest hard grafting clubs that already have their noses rubbed into the ground by the so called big boys. Next up in this mental scheme will be scottish teams, two in particular and possibly a couple more to make up the numbers. The removal of FACup replays is beyond a joke and will finally kill off the last remnants of pride in this once great tournament. I will be accused by many of being a dinosaur but surely supporters must see that this is change for changes sake, changes organised by people that have a calculator in place of a heart.. Obviously the voice of the people that the game is meant to be for will be totally ignored and there will be the usual feigned consideration of our input. I truly hope there are many more dissenters out there. By at least taking some sort of stand supporters clubs throughout the land can go on record as being the voice of reason when the game finally self destructs
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 10:48 PM
 
Great post Eddie!
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 11:11 PM
 
As i said lower down the thread. I still say im very disillusioned with the way our football is being run by knobs that dont have a clue about the game. Its called MONEY MONEY MONEY. Nothing to do with the game of football and the people that turn out in all weathers saturdays and midweek games. Its all for the f'''''king tele and people that have never ever seen the inside of any ground let alone the out side of one. Im with you EDDIE all the way.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 7:57 AM
 
Spot on Eddie
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 7:59 AM
 
Top post Eddie
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:34 AM
 
I guess that some think if games were only at weekends then more people would attend. Mid week games are not so well attended and so clubs make less money or run those at a loss. I don't know what the cost of opening the stadium is but I would be interesting to see revenue and cost for weekend against mid week games. Some actual facts would help but Chairman always claim poverty and rarely produce real costs. The issue isn't the league games but the cup games. The Sheffield Utd game in the league cup had about 5,000 in the ground.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:43 AM
 
Your the Guvnor Eddie.
posted by Olive tree (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 10:31 AM
 
Thanks for all the positive replies guys It's good to know that others feel the same way. Time will tell if we are the minority or majority but that will sadly be of little relevance as the feelings of the supporters as usual will be completely overlooked
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 11:26 AM
 
whose bright idea was it to have a 5-30 Cup final kick off. TV coverage rules the roost these days!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 12:40 PM
 
In the Times today Bradfords city joint chairman says. Sorry, but we simply cannot afford to have fewer matches
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 3:26 PM
 
If these new rules come in we will lose the midweek games and the clubs will lose revenue our midweek games at ffc without looking don't think the attendances were that bad. There would have been a financial loss if these 4 games were not played !!!as said doubt season tickets will be reduced by 80 pounds !!!
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blackburn already promoted,, only 2 more places to go for
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please explain
posted by doc (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 6:09 PM
 
Blackburn have more chance of going down weird post
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:36 AM
 
Its called black humour.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 1:02 PM
 
we shall see
posted by old (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 1:57 PM
 
Hilarious, wait till I tell my old friend ipitombi
posted by Ladysmith black Mombazo (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 4:45 PM
 
what happened to the yardie joke.. it was funny and harmless
posted by peter (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 12:57 PM
 
Peter , there are too many people who don't really understand what racism is, therefore if someone mentions a foreigner they panic. If you could have told the same gag but with a English man they would not batter an eye lid. I thought it was a bit of fun and I'm sure my old friend ipitombi would. Katanga.
posted by Ladysmith black Mombazo (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 2:02 PM
 
I like a bit of black humour ladysmith !!!!i Catanga. !!!
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How is it that the prem has more money than sense and more money then any major league but never wins any thing.Countless player who you have never heard of are touted at stupid prices and the big six fall for it, but we can hardly reach the semi final of Europa let alone win it ,and the championship, no bleedin chance,so why can Spain control most of big games along with Germany, do we have more over seas players than the rest of major teams in Europe? are most of there,s home grown or at least the majority?. The big six seem quite happy to pay out huge sums but hardly ever reap any rewards, Seville three time in a row, seventh in spanish league, unknown manager, but do the bizzy.
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Reckon the prem is an average league with the majority of teams on a par been that way for years. We only one two euro cups by luck. Chelsea and Liverpool !!! Most competitive. Least skilful !! Leicester showed big boys just how good they are !!! Only arsenal best them ( twice )
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 5:09 PM
 
keep the heart of the team local if poss,, and the right boss for what your playing for
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Great news. Well done Fulham :-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 20th May 2016, 11:09 AM
 
Madl is a nice player on the ball but for me far too small for a centre back especially in the Championship. We need big strong players who can defend set pieces and score the odd goal from a corner kick especially when Ross is delivering a perfect ball most of the time. The template for me is Leicester's Morgan and Huth both great in the air and uncompromising in the tackle . If this permanent signing is anything to go by we are in for much of the same next season .
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 3:49 PM
 
I seem to recall reading when he first joined he's a versatile player. He can also play as a CDM or RB, Im not sure CB is his preferred role.
posted by FFC Faithful (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 4:54 PM
 
Madl has proved himself to be a class player and class players don't have to be big and strong. Great signing.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 7:26 AM
 
Well done Fulham ....good signing....
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 21st May 2016, 10:29 AM
 
Midds...name me one good CB who is 5'9" !
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 22nd May 2016, 8:48 AM
 
Well he is actually 5ft 11 1/2 according to wikipedia. Aaron Hughes was 6ft apparently. Anyone have a problem with how Aaron Hughes played for us? Just saying....
posted by Hints - Monday 23rd May 2016, 12:21 AM
 
Hints- you forgot the many times Chris Baird ( 5' 10'') played for us at CB
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 23rd May 2016, 8:54 AM
 
Keetch LOL Thanks for that! :)
posted by Hints - Monday 23rd May 2016, 12:24 PM
 
Hints he is 1.82m Wikepedia Aaron Hughes had Hangeland beside him to combat the big forwards but his strength was his speed just about as fast as anyone . Baird had a superb leap
posted by ffc supporter (Guest) - Monday 23rd May 2016, 3:53 PM
 
Putting the words Baird and superb in the same sentence is, I agree, a massive leap...
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6ft 1in 24yrs centre back Sergei Gomez from Celta De Vigo
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This is my friend , Sergei. Tell them what you like Sergei. " I like priddy girls"
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 10:28 AM
 
What are you on Mike this time of the morning?
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 11:04 AM
 
I'm on the high of life my friend. It's Friday and we're not going to lose tomorrow.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 11:54 AM
 
Great answer DG made me laugh
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 12:17 PM
 
Sergio to small he will get flattened by the big boys !!!!
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All this talk about what we will do and not do. The players we think we will get. The new stand not till next year now??????. Its like signs on the motorways always saying some thing. But when you get there nothing is appening. People that run football have sold out for the highest bidder. For their own ends. I would be p####ed of today if i was either a BRIGHTON or WALSALL fan. To do well all season follow your team home and away only to get lose in a money making exercise. And please dont tell me its good for us fans. Its all bull s###it from the knobs that allegedly are running our game. At the moment im very disillusioned with football and the way its going. THANKS FOR THE RANT
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So have you bought your season ticket yet?
posted by doom (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 9:33 AM
 
yes
posted by gezzer (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 12:38 PM
 
waiting to get mine in the new stand,,, i no i no that,l be the day
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I wonder what Khan is thinking when he sees Aston Villa is sold for only £60m when he paid in excess of £200m for Fulham!!! I think 60m is a bargain!
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It's not just £60m ,it's all its depts. Fulham had none as MAF cleared it all
posted by DG (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 9:05 AM
 
Sorry that's DEBTS.......
posted by DG (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 9:09 AM
 
DG..good point
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Going to be tough next year Not all about money Its about creating a team with spirit and ability. Hayles, Brevett, Horsfield,etc you cant buy. Coleman then Saha . Its about Fulham returning that spirit. Manager has a difficult job. Villa also in a mess.They need to get shot of the lot of them same as us
 
 
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Looks like Villa's new owners are going to spend. Newcastle plan to spend. If we are going to spend we will need to spend wisely. I actually think the Championship is going to be even tougher next season. Not sure anybody will be able to buy their way out of the Championship.
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Unlike the Premier League if they spend big and don't get promoted then they will be in breach of the FP and will be hit hard the following season
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 8:21 PM
 
It don't look like we are starting off with the wise spending if the rumour we are looking at Murray from Bournemouth ! 32 and on £30k a week, perhaps we will get Darren Bent to partner him up front.
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 10:11 PM
 
If newcastle spend a few. Quid quid there certs for prem if they had got t there new manager in a few games earlier they would have stayed up there support will go a long way to help. !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 5:00 PM
 
Geordies will !!!ladysmith Catanga!!
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 5:14 PM
 
Katanga ipi my friend. Hope you are well
posted by Ladysmith black mombazo (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 10:59 PM
 
 
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Jokanovic has come out today and basically said he wants to change the whole team and the defence needs a complete overhaul!! To me if we want a chance of promotion, we need to take some risk and start from zero, again. so I like what I am hearing. However, I wonder how he is going to do that? We have too many underperforming players who are on a long and lucrative contract - how's he going to exit them?? Also, if he wants to build a new team - he needs to bring in the players no so he has the full pre-season to gel them together.

I am supportive of his intention but I just hope he knows what he is doing and able to do it quick....
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My 8 year old grandson said exactly the same!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 3:49 PM
 
Be hard to get rid of players on contracts lots of player who are of same standard and better being let go for free sure more to come
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 3:54 PM
 
Impressed with Sheffield Wednesday can we buy those players as we have a mega rich owner.
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 4:25 PM
 
Starting from the beginning again. More pigs more sky.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 4:42 PM
 
Len, you have a very clever son - a future Oxbridge boy in my opinion! You must be very proud and maybe also jealous!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 7:46 PM
 
Len, you have a very clever son - a future Oxbridge boy in my opinion! You must be very proud and maybe also jealous!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 7:46 PM
 
Youdon't have to be to clever to see the problems at ffc !!!! In fact I would be dissapointed. If he could not see !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 5:18 PM
 
Actually I went to Cambridge !!! Saw ffc lose there in a midweek match many years ago !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 5:20 PM
 
1984 lost 1.0 should have gone up
posted by peter (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 6:13 PM
 
Was it really!one of the few grounds were you could not see the goals if you was stood at the front at the edge if my memory serves me right that was a pretty depressing evening all round!! Almost as bad as the last three seasons !!!!!!!!!
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Bournemouth willing to let Glen Murray go on free Fulham willing to take on his 30,000 a week wages he's 32yrs old ( l hope not)
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I just read that too. Let's hope it's just paper talk! We should be looking for younger players with hunger and passion not players coming to the end of career. But what do I know??…
posted by Banjowest7000 - Thursday 19th May 2016, 1:54 PM
 
Proven scorer at championship level, promotion winner a season ago, no mileage on legs in last year, a perfect signing for us in my opinion. Gotta get promoted before we attract top players.
posted by adam (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 2:17 PM
 
Five years ago we crushed the best in Europe and lost very narrowly in the final of Euro, recently all i have read is wonderful Liverpool making it to the finals,!wow! what a performance! we will win, are we not now fantastic? ,in the final ,take your hat of to liverpool!guess what? they did worse than us ,we played a better team let in less goals,took them to extra time, yep we did fantastic,do i feel smug ? yep i do.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 2:25 PM
 
fair play bishop. worth remembering they had aguero and an in form forlan too!
posted by alwaysffc (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 2:29 PM
 
Best in europe play in champions lge
posted by fof (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 6:26 PM
 
That's what Seville were in before they got knocked out in the group stage
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 8:22 PM
 
We managed to score 3 goals in Basel!
posted by Cumbrian White (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 10:25 PM
 
fof we played champ's Lge teams. Every post you make on here is anti Fulham. You're probably a small brentford tart or a drugged up tramp from Shepherd's Bush green. Now fecking off you stink of sick
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 9:16 AM
 
Dan no balls
posted by fof (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 10:50 AM
 
You wouldn't want them for eyebrows fof
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Fulham were far better. Liverpool snubbed Hodgson as a small time manager cos he came from Fulham. He put out a better team with Fulham. Great memories
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Way out of his depth with Liverpool
posted by fof (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 7:21 AM
 
That's why he is now manager of England.
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 8:49 AM
 
On a par with Graham Taylor
posted by fof (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 10:12 AM
 
fof...you don't know what you are talking about...Hodgson was manager at Inter Milan before Liverpool...he is widely respected throughout Europe and now World football as a football coach. Having seen his coaching he is is second to none. My only criticism of Roy is he can tend to play too cautious at times and I felt he was sometimes too slow to uptempo the game when the opposition was there for the taking. That said, I have full admiration for Roy and really hope he succeeds for England.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 11:52 AM
 
He said Walcott not played enough gsmes then picks wilshere most England fans n press dnt want him blokes a clown
posted by fof (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 11:58 AM
 
in woy we trust ,,, nuffins changed in my book
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 3:31 PM
 
Roy went to a club with loads of internal problems and took the flack from there arsehole fans !!!see there was fisticuffs in Basel probably the scousers opponents started it !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 3:55 PM
 
Roy's no better or worse than other England managers crap job dealing with average players !!! Who over achieve although think he's got a couple of decent players in the squad now ( not prima donnas like we've had in the past ) oh the money's good !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 4:02 PM
 
wernt liverpools fans fault ,,never ,,it was the bloody police again
posted by tonga (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 6:39 PM
 
Ohh, love your work Tonga
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Fulham put in better showing than Liverpool
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Any LFC supporters who are struggling to come to terms with the result should call the LFC support line on 1800 1010 that's 1800 won nothing, won nothing
posted by Hints - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 11:14 PM
 
Are you English hints you wanker.
posted by Mrs merton (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 11:25 PM
 
Que?
posted by Hints - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 11:29 PM
 
Just banked 150 - had 3-1 at 25/1 knew Lpool were not good enough. Every year as we know, Europa is won by a champs league side that drops down.
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Liverpool's travelling fans see their average team lose despite all of their hype before the game, what a great night for football!! (also 2 pints of lager in Basel and their benefits money will be all gone!)
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JBH, that's a cheap shot about benefits, and just so unoriginal. Perhaps you haven't noticed, but the world has moved on a bit. You need to update your joke book.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 9:49 PM
 
Bacchus who made you a Policeman??
Drink your wine and go to bed, as far as I am aware what I post is my business so long as its not abusive so if I want to use the word benefits I will.

posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 9:54 PM
 
We have been singing Sign On at them since Boys from the Blackstuff and give us a job. And we are Cockney rejects.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 11:35 PM
 
You're right Baccus, things have moved on. Scousers Nick flat screen TVs now and their get away cars have sat nav
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You are invited to follow in the footsteps of the first team this season past. Come and have a picnic on the pitch!
 
 
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Is there any transfer rumours
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there is isn't it
posted by dean (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 8:04 PM
 
Loads
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 8:47 PM
 
Sold the Greek - good news. Now just stecky to shift
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!
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Do the FFC kids who come on at half-time for penalty shoot outs count? I can think of at least a couple of them who deserves more this accolade? A couple of them definitely look as agile, motivated, as good at scoring and showed more commitment.
posted by john (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2:15 PM
 
It can only be between Ross,Moussa or Scotty as there wasn't any other players on the pitch as far as I could see.
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 3:32 PM
 
Parker only played in 24 games - how can he be player of the season? It can only be one person as far as I can see and I think we all know who that is....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 3:46 PM
 
Would that be mcgreedy ?
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 3:49 PM
 
Greedy for goals and assists yes!! you know, the guy whom without, we would have been relegated in January!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 4:21 PM
 
Think we have to consider Cairney too
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 4:22 PM
 
Do not look beyond Billy the Badger - consistent - always puts in a performance - gives 100% - there can be no other close contender. Might be a better option at centre back next season.COYW.
posted by JohnBoy (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 4:25 PM
 
Mcgreedy only plays when he fancies it so he can do one
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 4:26 PM
 
You dont get relegated in january but in may
posted by Mrs merton (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 4:28 PM
 
Tim Ream was a model of consistency all season... Consistently absolutely disgraceful
posted by adam (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 5:06 PM
 
mc cormack ,,, end of
posted by the end (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 5:13 PM
 
Agree about billy badger. But for me RYAN FREDRICKS.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 7:08 PM
 
Zoo is a decking idiot !
posted by Tumble weed (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 8:11 PM
 
Just voted for myself. I didn't concede a penalty, fail to mark at set piece, stand around in midfield or miss an open goal unlike out team
posted by Bob (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 11:38 PM
 
So many options . I would go for Sean Kavanagh or Jesse Jorenen . Jazz Richards for his 2nd half performance at Brentford which was world class !
posted by davidk (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 1:46 PM
 
Seems like a lot more was he injured start of the year"????ross or Scot I would give it to Ross kept us in the league (as did Dembelle
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 4:07 PM
 
Don't think Ross is no more greedy than any other player he just got more talent for scoring goals than any body in this league And he chose to stay here when he could easaly have gone to any mid table prem club and any champ side !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th May 2016, 4:11 PM
 
Didn't see any prem team bid for rm just boro
posted by Sebastian (Guest) - Friday 20th May 2016, 2:20 PM
 
Palace and Bournemouth to name two !!!
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Hope FFC don't sign him he is below average and when he played against us for We can do better than him a lot better .
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Meant to say ...when he played against us he complained the whole match a real agitator
posted by ffc supporter (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 12:48 PM
 
Below average shd fit in well then
posted by fof (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2:06 PM
 
we failed with kids. we failed with experienced championship players. we can't afford top English players. The strategy this summer has to be experienced foreign players! A £5m foreign player almost guaranteed some quality and if they have the mentality for English football, we should look into that market....not players who failed to establish themselves in a good team.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2:18 PM
 
Well Mitroglu and Stekelenberg would fall into that bracket so for me what is more important is that we sack the current scouts and hire some new ones who have a track record of bringing in unknown foreign players to the UK like Leicester and West Ham have done and even Bolton in Sam's day and Portsmouth in Harry's day.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2:49 PM
 
I still think the model to aim for is what Bournemouth did. Superlative scouting brought in a team of mainly Brits to get them promoted. The likes of Harry Arter who cost four thousand quid from Woking. As I write, I'm watching the FL2 playoff - who's chasing Accrington's Josh Windass, looks like a half decent forward who could hold his own in a higher division (just like his old man did)? There's players out there in our back yard - but we need an imaginative scouting strategy, not one that just follows the overseas mercenaries and makeweights.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 8:47 PM
 
Windass already sold earlier this season to Glasgow Rangers and loaned back
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 19th May 2016, 8:15 AM
 
I never liked that name Windass. We're they having a laugh when they came up with it? Sounds like it.
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Nice to see we are getting publicity in close season , stecklenberg is wanted by Soton 2 million Leeds in bother over RM transfer, Janko said big clear out coming, Kosta gone and now according to the sun we are ! englands poshest club! refering to the picnic on the pitch 28 may and the claret at upton pk from heads and the claret from a bottle at the cottage .! quaint but so Fulhamish.
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yes, we need to move early because there is a great deal of work to be done if Joka and Khan are to be believed and deliver on their words. Expect a really busy summer for Fulham...nothing less is expected by supporters.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 12:52 PM
 
A busy summer agreed, but with who? please no more light weights who !MAY!, do a job for us on account they had one or two good write ups last season , seen it, bought them, and the end result was a disaster.Some muscle some no-how and experience but not from the lower reaches of english football, it just dont work. Swedes Danes Germans if possible, Croats serbs , hard nuts who can play a bit, any latins fancy a game? bring them on cant be worse than what we have just endured.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2:24 PM
 
Huge Etuhulike Africans in defensive midfield. Nasty German and Italian defenders (Madl is almost German-being Austrian). A German goalkeeper, Tricky honeybadgerlike, fast, hardrunning Argentines and Uruguayans in attacking midfield, a lucky French striker, a hard-working Serb strike partner.... We are going to sell Ross and lose Dembele on a free. Woodrow will always come in to confuse opponents. Smith is going to Bristol....
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mitchell got a goal at hillsboro i think, but what a save by mellor from the bloke who runs the pfa in the last minutes at city
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Thought it was Viv Busby...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:09 AM
 
It was Mitchell Busby got two at Everton
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:20 AM
 
Happy days
posted by Steve Earle the legend (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:44 AM
 
Whoa !
posted by The Fonz (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 12:55 PM
 
Hmmm I know Mitchell scored the winner in the replay at Main Road but feel certain Busby got the goal at Hillsborough. Oh well maybe memory isn't so good after all...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2:45 PM
 
Just checked on line - I stand corrected (well sit anyway)..
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 3:20 PM
 
my god you lot watch U tune Mitchell's opener in the SF was a cracker. We should have beaten Brum in the first game. In the second game Brum were the better side but we got the 119 minute goal. Watch the 5th round Everton game. They were top of div 1 we won 2-1 and they never won after that. Bit like what we did to Villa in 98. Yes happier times with 2010 of course
posted by The Baron (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 4:02 PM
 
I went to both games. We outplayed Brum at Hillsboro and Brum outplayed us at Maine Road. Mitchell's goal was a reboundoff his knee in virtually the last kick extra time. The other memory at Maine Road was escaping with my car in tact. The local City kids were asking for Parking money to loo after your car during the match. I gave them a quid and they said Fulham will win. A lot of Brummies parked in the same street and just about every car window was smashed, guwess they did not pay the kids the "protection money" Oh the memories.
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Good to see that the business of raising funds and building a new team has started.

In all my years of supporting FFC, I don't think there has been a more profligate signing. What a complete waste of fans hard earned cash.
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who the f-ck thought it was a good idea to buy a player the manager obviously did not want
posted by ned (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:00 AM
 
Yep must be biggest transfer mistake we ever made no manager wanted him and he came inj when we needed him fit to save us from relegation and he didn't want to play for us great bit of business could not make it up ( on top wages and our biggest transfer) and the guy who did the deal still works for us
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:09 AM
 
RM got sacked because he did not want him and they still could not find a manager that wanted him (now fit looks good player?) and how can we sign a player who won't play for us if we go down when it looks like we're going down?
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:16 AM
 
12 million and we get a return of 7 million who's waging the dogs tail mores the point who's balancing the books
posted by Steve Earle the legend (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 10:49 AM
 
Rene said at the time right player , wrong time - he was badly injured and had been since November , he hobbled slowly around the pitch when he was introduced . He was bought by teflon Mac to save our season with 12 games to go , i think he managed half a game towards the end . Rene was dismissed just after the signing , I am told for arguing with teflon about some of the signings . Felix just looked at Kosta and said he is months away from playing . Kosta Packet also seems to have a clause in his contract that he would only play in the Prem , which if true is crazy . He signed for us when we were in bottom 4 , so realistic chance we would go down . Teflon was royally screwed by the Greeks . He bought in panic as his first choice decided against coming at the 11th hour .
posted by davidk (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 12:47 PM
 
Sheer incompetence...it cost us dearly on so many levels...and still Mckintosh remains in post.
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Any news on the new stand gone quiet !!!!
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it's finished you can go and see it any time.
posted by trevor (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 8:38 PM
 
Just belled the press office it aint going to appen this season. New plans may be for next season. Seats in riverside stand no change.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 18th May 2016, 9:54 AM
 
LEN go easy. Trevor wind up
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How much is brighton paying this ref. Thee dives one goal. Hope brighton lose
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Honestly can't see your point Geezer. Brighton have been brilliant in my opinion and are unlucky not to be winning the tie.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 16th May 2016, 8:54 PM
 
the first three around the box were dives . We had the same trouble all last season. Very bad refs And brighton did the same to us.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 9:17 PM
 
It's great entertainment. But with 20 minutes left, reckon Brighton are spent. And unlike our lot, Wednesday demonstrating how to defend set pieces, especially free kicks around the penalty area.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 9:18 PM
 
Surely time for a rethink on the ridiculous play off system. If you finish 15 points ahead of an opponent it is a joke that they get another chance to beat you to promotion. The play offs were installed as an artificial means to create end of season drama and more to the point to create more revenue. A flippant remark by the fired up commentator must have rubbed salt into the Brighton wounds. He believed that it was a tad unfortunate for Brighton to miss out after such a great points tally and particularly to a team 15 points inferior. He went on to justify the situation with the smug comment " Thems the breaks" Twat. Time to kick this contrived nonsense into touch and return to the old fashioned system where the best teams over the course of a long tough season actually reap the rewards.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 5:49 AM
 
Absolutely spot on eddie. Its all down to doe and that f'''''king tele. If that had been Fulham them points clear we would have been well p''''ssed off.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 7:40 AM
 
I can see where your coming from Eddie but the LMA signed up to the change, so on balance it was a democratic vote that put the play-offs in place. If the vote was retaken at the end of the season than I suspect there would be no more than half a dozen that would vote against and they would be those managers of clubs who missed out on promotion.

If you disagree with the English system; what about the Scottish system where the club at the top of the relegation candidates plays off against the club at the top of the promotion candidates in the league below? Now, that, in my opinion, is unfair as the up and coming clubs are in better form and so much more likely to see the club in the lower league promoted.

Finally, we spent (or at least I did) the first part of last season looking at what results were required to get Fulham into sixth place; how would you feel now if Fulham were in Sheffield Wednesday's position. I know I would love a day out at Wembley after 41 years of waiting. It has always been great for us to get promoted automatically but I have always thought that doing it in the play-offs must be better.

I agree that it is about excitement for the TV and revenues for the clubs, league and TV companies but it is also great for the fans - isn't it?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 8:05 AM
 
fantasticaly exciting feel sorry for brighton great tv ,,,they gotta stay
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 9:21 AM
 
If the team finishing in 6th place, are 10 points or more behind the 3rd placed team in the play offs, the highest team should receive a 1 goal start. It will break my heart if we finish 3rd next season, and then lose in the play offs. I would not like to be a Brighton supporter this morning. All that hard work over the season, and now having to start all over again next season. It will have knocked the stuffing out of the players, and they will probably be nowhere near the top next season. It can be a cruel game at times.
posted by AC (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 9:22 AM
 
Don't worry you've got no chance breaking yr heart unless you meant 3rd from bottom!
posted by fof (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 9:32 AM
 
fof, what and old misery you are. 3rd from the bottom, are you having a laugh, or maybe you are a Brentford supporter. Let's be positive, and we will finish top next season, with Newcastle our nearest challengers 2nd.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 10:24 AM
 
Rules is rules...so tough luck Brighton! It could be Fulham next season! But this is not the first season finishing third and missing out on promotion.

The league can make it even more exciting doing the same at the bottom. That is, 2 go straight down and the next 4 play a mini-league at a neutral ground to see who goes down. This would keep every team on their toes for the full season!

posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 10:35 AM
 
In answer to MST concerning a top 6 finish for Fulham and a day out at Wembley I am afraid I am a bit old school. Any team finishing below the top 3 in any division really shouldn't be promoted. I would go as far as to say top 2 but in this day and age that remark would be close to heresy. I am realistic enough to realise that the play offs are here to stay but the format could certainly use a bit of tweaking. Perhaps 3rd place team should be given the advantage of an automatic place in a play off final at least that would be some reward for their efforts 4th place team should automatically qualify for a one off semi final with home advantage. Their opponents would be the winners of a 5th v 6th place one off match the team finishing in 5th spot gaining home advantage. The end of season trophy junkies would be slightly confused at first but would remain happy with their fix and the clubs would at least gain some advantage for their superior campaigns. And before any one says it Yes I am a miserable old sod
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 10:58 AM
 
Brian stop it your hilarious shd be on stage
posted by fof (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 11:29 AM
 
Eddie has a point I think if we want to reward the team doing best over the course of the season, the idea of 6th vs 5th, winner plays 4th and winner plays 3rd makes sense to me! This would minimise the number of games and also prevents in previous seasons where clubs try to place their positions to avoid certain teams in semi.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 11:30 AM
 
If it's a good idea and makes sense the chances are that it will never be implemented!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 12:00 PM
 
Best thing that ever happened three quarters of division have something to play for most of the season. Unlike the old days season over for most more often than not !! To bad if you finish third although 3 rd placed club maybey should be given a slight advantage of sorts not sure what !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 4:31 PM
 
And if it wasn't we'd be very happy to be in the mix !!!!dont agree about money making exercise ( apart from winners prem bonuses )
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 4:33 PM
 
Unfortunately the play offs are here to stay they have worked their way into the football psyche and will continue to be popular until the novelty eventually wears off . A bright spark in the future will probably find a way to allow teams even further down the league to have another shot at contrived glory. Random penalty shoot outs could be introduced to allow even more also rans to climb the league ladder. Do away with the tiresome slog of the extra matches and go straight to penalties this will allow time to include almost everybody. Imagine the armchair brigade salivating over that little feast of drama and despair. I Appreciate the fact that I was lucky enough to have experienced the football era when the FACup actually meant something, coming fourth in the top flight was not a prelude to wild celebrations and teams were actually promoted on merit . Football success has become diluted, progress as always is totally over rated but I feel my views are very much in the minority and I will say no more in the subject.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 5:33 PM
 
If your that old Eddie you will rember when the leagues. We're decided with about a month to go !!! Boring end to season play offs are the most exciting. Seen the most exciting games so far this season !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 7:30 PM
 
I fully accept that the play offs can be very entertaining that's not my argument it's the principle that I am opposed to. Like I say my views are very much in the minority and the league structure is unlikely to return to its traditional format. The money men can continue rubbing their hands and consistent teams will continue to be shafted. At least I was lucky enough to witness a good 20 years of the professional game in its purist form.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 8:50 PM
 
Entertaining or not, the playoffs are all about extending the season and getting more money out of fans pockets. That's why they will never go away. Just hope they never impose the Australian play off system where, despite winning every game of the season the league winners can be beaten on the way to the "Grand Final." It, along with the AFL playoffs is the most convoluted way of finding a winner, I have been in Australia 20+ years and still don't fully understand them! Mind you I don't like either code much.
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Casper Stylsvig the new Chief Revenue Officer fancy title for a salesman also a bit premature I fear because we need a successful team in the Premiership before the sponsors start queuing up wanting to be associated with FFC ...lets get the team right first before we spend big money on the admin side
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It is a big shame Fulham did not hold a press conference and announce the appointment of their new part-time Suez chef, who previously held a key management role at Wimbledon KFC!!

Why do clubs make a big deal out of administrative staff. Of course they are important in the make-up of a club but he has no influence on the field and clubs should be focusing and direct all the attentions on football.
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So bored of these "Am I the only one doesn't care what happens at the Euro's....I don't care about the Premier League...Does anyone really care if Fulham merge with QPR?" threads... why would I want to know what you don't care about it???
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Wooooooooooossshhh. !
posted by Tumble weed (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 12:57 AM
 
well played
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Embargo lifted officially announced on ffc website.good news at last hopefully next season will be better than the crap that has been dished Up since kahn took over
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What does this mean exactly ???? Does it mean our owner can spend big and take a chance or is it 13 mill ???
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 10:29 PM
 
It means we are under the same rules but with a larger deficit allowed.

So if an owner injects capital into a club then the club can make a loss of £13m (£5m if the owner does not make a capital investment) in their financial year however, club accounts are not posted until September and most transfer dealings are done in the summer meaning that we can still go more than £13m in the red, it just means we will be fined and hit with another transfer embargo if we do.

Hope that helps?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 8:12 AM
 
means rigg can but some sh-t, hope that helps
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I know this is a second posting on the subject but just to add, Stylsvig is another Rigg, a lot of rhetoric and no substance.....why else would you leave Man Utd and come to Fulham. More worrying, you will see prices rise gradually across all things at the club, including merchandise and food and drink at the ground. Happy days again.....
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Give him a chance only been in job 5mins moan moan
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 7:40 PM
 
You are absolutely correct Riverside he will find find a way of making the FFC experience at The Cottage more expensive . Once he has settled into the job everything will go up in price
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 9:21 AM
 
as dmk says give him a chance
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 9:28 AM
 
 
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Anyone else miss the premier league as little as I do? In the Championship we get more matches for less money, we have a better chance of winning more of them (although I agree this season doesn't really bear that out) and we get fans who turn up to watch our team, not just opposition fans or footie tourists. Also the Championship is now home to some proper clubs with serious support e.g Villa, Newcastle, Sheff Wed. Leeds, Forest et al. If we get it right next season, we should be competitive in all our matches, win a fair proportion of them and come away feeling better about ourselves. Better that than hanging on to the coat tails of a bloated plutocracy and mortgaging every thing we cherish just to stay up. Just sayin'
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It would be better to know that relegation means falling to the Championship and not division one. But it's not too bad.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 5:52 PM
 
I greatly miss the premier league....the championship is a dog of a league...I miss seeing my team performing at the highest level and beating the best...there is nothing like being in the premier league I'm surprised how much I do miss it...
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 6:28 PM
 
Good post and good point!! Unfortunately, we've been losing as many matches in the last 2 seasons as when we were in the prem - so I'd rather see us beaten by the likes of liverpool, arsenal than rotherham, mk, et al! Otherwise, I'd agree I wouldn't miss the premier league!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 6:30 PM
 
Thought when we entered the championship we would rediscover winning football games ,making it more fun but instead we are still consistently losing in spite of scoring more than our share of goals Get a new defence keep Ross we will return to winning ways for sure SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 10:37 PM
 
I'm with Riverside; I would much rather be watching Fulham in the Premier League and see us lose to Man Utd rather than Rotherham. I would much rather us pull of a shock result against Arsenal than Middlesborough. I would much rather see our ground full rather than empty at one end and three quarters full on the other three sides. I would much rather not see us play in the first round of the League cup and I would much rather not see our players knackered each season after playing 50 games.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 8:17 AM
 
prem ,,only place to be, and genghis knows thats where the money is
posted by doc (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 9:31 AM
 
MST there are players and there are players How many games did we play all together in our europa time. And just a little story to go with it. In 1956/7 DUNCAN EDWARDS at the age of twenty one played ninety four competitve matches in one season. He was a player not a tart like they are today.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 2:06 PM
 
Geezer how would you play 94 games in a season.

Back in those days there were 22 teams in the 1st Division so that's 42 games, if Manu got to both FA Cup and League cup finals (which I don't think they did) that would be a maximum of 14 or 15 games in total (FFC still hold the record for the most games played on the way to the FA Cup final) that's 66 in total. They did not win the European cup until 1968 and in those days it was a knock out competition so let's say another 4 or 5 games at most which would make 70. He would then have had to play 24 international games (none of which were friendlies)in a season which even in those days with the home nations tournament is extremely unlikely.

In addition, players were nowhere near as fit as they are today and the game was nowhere near as fast or intricately technical as it is today. Yes you can say the ball weighed 5 kilos when wet and the pitches were quagmires in winter but 94 games?? I'm not having it;-))

posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 4:06 PM
 
Don't think they got to a league cup final with Edwards don't think it was around in his day !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 4:44 PM
 
Interested about our cup run to Wembley saw every tie seem to recall being one of a thousand in filbert street for one tie !!! Both semis don't remeber much of the second recall leaving Manchester not much else Mitchell's goal my most memorable of all in 60 years of following ffc !!!! Followed closely by dempseys euro goal !!!!!!! Still see Mitchell poking that ball over the line and ref blowing whistle almost immedeitley !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 5:05 PM
 
I think my best memories of '75 were in the first semi at Hillsborough being packed in like sardines and not being able to move, then some guy gets his todger out for a wee and suddenly a space 15m square opens up. Did l'esgargot win the Grand National that year. I missed the Busby goal just before half time if memory serves.

At Maine Road I remember being in the Kipax with loads of City fans supporting Fulham and the Birmingham fans misting up the windows on their coaches as we drove home deliriously happy.

Those halcyon days ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 5:12 PM
 
mst disagree about fitness players in them days were fit. Because the balls were like sponges sucked water like no tommorow. Pitches were not like todays billard tables. Boots are smaller and light weight. Shirts and shorts are cut with a lazer beam. Im reading a book by jimmy greaves as he says .One hears managers complaining about about the number of games their players have to play nowadays. But in 1956/1957 duncan edwards at twenty one years old played an astonishing ninty four competitive games.in the course of that season.It was the mark of the man. No one but he, with his incerdible vigour and staying power,could have endured such demands on his ability during one single season.I dought if Jimmy is telling porkys why would he about another player.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 5:45 PM
 
MST i should finish reading it tomorrow if you like ill send it to you to read its a very good read. Or may be you can down load it. May be you have already read it. JIMMY GREAVES the heart of the game.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 17th May 2016, 6:18 PM
 
Thanks Geezer. Obviously don't want to put my personal details for some less savoury people to see so I'll look to download it. Thanks again for the offer ;-))
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Could have been worse Fred - hear the Spice girls are going to release a new album
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 3:59 PM
 
 
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Newcastle won't need to get around FFP if they are promoted back to the Premier League at the end of next season. That is why QPR got away with an embargo when they went straight back up.

That was also the risk the Fulham took that went badly and sadly wrong:-((
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For with read without ;-)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 16th May 2016, 1:15 PM
 
yes, what so offensive about my post that it should be removed??
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 4:22 PM
 
Did not no bitters had got of thought it was still pending !!
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Kevin Long Wolves defender who has been on loan at MK Dons since March should be available and is a half decent defender. Any other suggestions lads (not Brede Hageland any more thank you).
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Flamini for the midfield
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 10:54 PM
 
Yeah and look what happened to MK Dons.
posted by DG (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 11:37 PM
 
We have enough half decent defenders at the club already. We need some proper defenders for the coming season!
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Sunday 15th May 2016, 1:00 AM
 
Are they half decent defenders, with our goals against through set pieces, corners and penalties I would argue against that.
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It is clear we need virtually a new team . With most rebuilding projects you have a foundation , but not sure we have that . 2 or 3 players maybe , but then question mark on most of the others .It will take time , maybe three seasons , and have to have right balance of immediate and future . Sure most fans would buy into that , just as long as we can see passion and desire on the pitch rather than just in the press release ! This applies as much to the management team as it does to the players . We do need to try to understand how apparently good players when they are signed fail to make the grade with us . How much research did we do . If you look back at the comments on Stearman from Wolves fans - " enthusiastic , good in air , poor distribution and too fragile when confronted by fast muscular forward " which seems rather accurate . Same with Ream with Bolton - good utility player but not sure of best position . Etc
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We need about eight over six ft tall hard bastards to kick the other sides all over the park to have any chance of getting out of this league.
posted by Psycho (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 1:29 PM
 
like Tigana's side or Bournmouth last year
posted by longtrot (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 10:13 PM
 
...and like Huth. In fact all Leicester's back 4.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 8:46 AM
 
And Burnleys back 4 !
posted by Zoo (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 1:33 PM
 
Bit rare in championship !!!!
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Is it just me or are there others out there who can't bring themselves to watch the Women's cup final. .?
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You are not alone Fred I think I would choose a holiday in Jaywick above watching a bunch of women chasing a football around
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 10:57 AM
 
Be more exciting taking a bite out of an apple and watching it go brown.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 11:26 AM
 
I don't have a TV licence
posted by Big dave (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 11:45 AM
 
Women's football or cricket has absolutely no appeal. The BBC flies the flag for each, but christ knows where the viewer demand is. Obviously it's all about being politically correct and playing to the equality agenda. Radio 5 now treats women's cricket as being on a par with the men's game.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 12:12 PM
 
Well played.
posted by ipitombi (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 1:04 PM
 
Happy to watch the Ladies playing tennis (. Providing they don't shriek) Also enjoy cycling, athletics and swimming but footie rugby and worst of all boxing is a. No no for me!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 1:14 PM
 
been watching the ladies play all season, one more game will not hurt.
posted by jack (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 2:19 PM
 
englands goalie quite sexy ,,terrible keeper tho
posted by admirer (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 4:14 PM
 
Agree but you must admit they do get up faster than the men
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 10:15 PM
 
If you don't like it why do you watch it. I think they are great
posted by Richard (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 10:20 PM
 
Reminds me of the school boy internationals a few years back. Plenty of skill but lack in physical strength making the pitch look too big for them. A smaller playing surface would make it a better game .
posted by WSH (Guest) - Sunday 15th May 2016, 12:23 AM
 
They would still beat Fulham the way we have played this season.
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 15th May 2016, 2:46 PM
 
They go down very easily. Good ball skills though. OOOPS , careful. Some on here offended by carry on type humour
posted by DG (Guest) - Sunday 15th May 2016, 4:53 PM
 
I quite like yo hear the ladies squealing !!!!
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Yes ipi, especially when you're in someone else's village. Katanga
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How are you ladysmith ??? Well I trust !!
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I like most would like 9 or 10 new first team players especially a new defence but if we bring in 4 new defenders who have never played together in no matter how good they are, they are likely to leak a lot of goals for their first games together and I'm not sure with the pressures for instant results and three bad year leading up to it if they will ever get the time they would need to develop into a unit. I don't know the answer cos we need a new defence I just hope we buy them before pre season training starts. Also please sign husband
 
 
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Khan said he will provide the resources (ie money) required for the manager to build a team good enough for promotion. I hope he starts that with the commitment to reinvest every penny we receive from transfer plus more! We will bank circa. £6m for Mitroglu, we should a similar amount for Dembele from the tribunal, selling a couple of defenders should like stearman and ream should bring in another £2m, and finally if we lose Ross McCormack, we would get £12m. If khan then put in another £5m, we would have a budget of over £30m. In my opinion, that should be enough to at least get us into the playoffs.
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As far as I can gather, it doesn't matter how much money that we have coming in from any transfer fees, we are only allowed to spend 13 million pounds on any new players, due to our transfer embargo. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
posted by AC (Guest) - Friday 13th May 2016, 11:41 PM
 
Two things; firstly as I understand it, it is €5.5m (circa £4m) and the £13m is not what we are allowed to spend but what we can go in the red by on our p&l account.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 10:06 AM
 
Given a player's contract is 4years so only 25% of transfer fee should hit the p&l - so we should have plenty of money to spend if khan chooses to (just cannot high salary which hits p&l directly)!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 11:14 AM
 
We can't make a loss of more than £13m. A sale gives a profit based on what is left of the value on the contract of a player. So we wouldn't make much on Mitroglou as we are still carrying a proportion of his purchase price. The same would apply for McCormack. If we sell Dembele and Hyndman its virtually all profit. New signings would be charged over their contract so if we pay £3m to sign a player for a three year contract its £1m / year plus wages. Then there is the wage issue. Older players on lower transfers have higher wages. So if Parker was on £50k a week he was costing £2.5m each season. In loss terms, money from Dembele and Hyndman will help, less so those we paid large sums for. Fulham may end up with more cash than loss shelter as a result. Signing players like Madl makes sense as lower transfer fees and probably lower wages. Remember that a number of teams have gambled on a higher loss to get out of the division, Leicester being a good example - now what happened to them?
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Monday 16th May 2016, 9:18 AM
 
 
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Does that mean we could resign Michael Turner? He used to be good. What was he like at the Cottage any better than the old nags we fielded last season. If Ross Mc thinks that the horizon is brighter at Villa Park or Carrow Road I think he would be fooling himself. Hope he will sees that this issue must not drag on, if he's off, good luck to him but would he not prefer a Premier side than two releagted teams? There are players in Europe who could replace him, both midfield and forwards but looking at defenders there are not so many really good players which come to mind. Any suggestions who could beef up our defence lads?
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Ross thought the horizon was brighter at fulham!!!
posted by chummy (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 6:32 AM
 
Dunno what McCormack's financial package is, but as he's approaching the twilight of his career, why would he want to move on? (OK, obviously, more wonga....). He's established himself well at the club in a relatively short period - 21 league goals this season, played almost every game for 90 minutes. If he moves now, he'll disappear without trace, which would be a pity. Hopefully Ross will decide to stick to what he knows.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 14th May 2016, 12:22 PM
 
 
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jON PLATT has won his case in the high about taking kids on holidays. Be cheaper taking kids on hols now ?
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More likely prices will go up when kids aren't on school holiday;-(. It will just be less fuss taking them out of school I would guess.

Mine are 31 29 and 26 so doesn't really affect me either way ;-) Probably will affect at least two of them though...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 13th May 2016, 4:32 PM
 
I'm a 36-29-38.
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