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Wednesday 10th February 2016, 5:11 PM
Dont normally have time for Liverpool fans but just look what happens when you plan a protest deliver it properly and say you will keep doing it. Result? They win.
i'm so happy i just shat in my doodles... oh good yonder, help me yath they come. wow liverpool im just siting in my doodles.
posted by fack yes (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6:03 PM
sir why (Guest)
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 10:59 AM
it wont stop here.
May be if clubs stopped buying players for such absurd amounts we could get back to some normality,the end fees are just madness, it seem if the bloke has a name you cant pronounce and you aint ever heard of him it means you have to add several noughts to the fee and clubs fall for it, every day i read of players commanding huge fees and thinking !who is he! one day clubs will get the message, Maybe! 140 mill for Neymar plus wages, for one player, obscene, but then im considered a dinosaur. Just remember we will have to pay for it all.
Remember only the rich clubs can afford this kind of the dosh adverts pay for a lot of it merchandise as well but unlike NFL the sponsers are not as large and rich!see superbowl!it puts the championship at the back of the queue by comparison. I can see the prem cut in half at some stage as the poor thing will need yet more dosh .
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 11:05 AM
I am sure most of us fans would enjoy our game just as much and we'd still get similar standard football, if the latest sky deal was not 2bln per year but 100m a year. 99% of the premier league players would still be playing football if they earn only 10% of what they are earning now. That 10% would still be 10x more than the average Fred on the street. That 10% would still be more than 95% of the professional athletics. That 10% would still be more than 99% Rugby union premier league players.
What we need is maybe some salary cap, especially on younger players.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 11:36 AM
Can never understand these valuations for players a wages. Neymar £140 million for a 4 year deal on £12 million a year. Thats not to far off £200 million to win the premiership as lets face in Man city, Man U are way off winning the Euro Cup. Everton look like going to another America owner for £200 and Leicester could be bought for £80 Million so how can one player be bought for this amount and he isnt even the best player in his team !!!!!
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 11:38 AM
It's obscene. If I was the Chancellor I would tax the Sky deal with an annual levy, and pay the proceeds to grass roots sports. If the banks were getting this kind of income, and bankers paid anything like Neymar, everyone would be up in arms, and nobody would blink at a bank levy being imposed. The game is being ruined and supporters screwed.
posted by Rr (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 12:14 PM
Its outrageous. My house has doubled in value in 10 years and I earn more and I think footballers should be penalised - how dare they want the same. If sky gave me a billion to film in back garden I would give it all away and wouldn't pay myself any of it ......
posted by Bob (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 1:14 PM
Thought bankers was paid that kind of money!!!!!
posted by Leggup (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 1:45 PM
SIR WHY. Like you say you read and thats all it is same again paper talk. carnt you work it out yet
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 2:03 PM
Your comments are absurd. Just as I wouldn't blame a pig that continues eating from the trough despite not being hungry, so I don't lay blame at a player who seeks to overfill his pockets. It's the system that needs attention in order to save the long term future of the game we all love
posted by Rr (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 2:32 PM
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 7:18 AM
Football club funding model
Apparently, most premier league clubs (and probably top clubs around the world) fund their operational costs (non playing) from gate receipts and the player costs from TV, league and commercial money. Hence, that is why clubs still have to raise ticket prices to fund the increasing operational overheads!
The argument is the TV and commercial revenue is not long term, where's the revenue from the fans is!
This model needs to be reviewed I think..
Soccer clubs have always been tight arsed, give very little to the serfs,going back to the fifties nothing was done at clubs ,peanuts for wages but fortunes for chairmen and directors. Greaves said in his bi-og he played for spurs with big crowds but when he returned in summer for start of new season nothing had been done to the ground, not even a lick of paint any were this was par for the course,remember the cottage in 40s and 50s never changed crash barriers looked the same J/H stand also think may be the gates were painted but thats it, Trinder and the deans must have made a good living out of the fans back then,with no comfort no cover, no seats, save for J-H as was most of football ground now thats all been addressed they still want to screw more from us.
posted by the bishop. (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 10:48 AM
Tuesday 09th February 2016, 11:12 PM
1 win per month = Safety. Your thoughts??
Looking at the table a win a month coupled with and a few draws (all we can do lately) and we've survived the most dysfunctional season we've endured in quite awhile. We'd all agree this season will be worth it if some much needed stability is restored under SJ and a proper rebuilding of the squad is undertaken to field a top squad next year. Looking ahead with this new TV contract coming to the Prem (US TV money ruining the pride and tradition of everything it touches) next year were faced with having to square up against massive clubs with deep pockets- the likes of which the championship hasn't seen (with these bigger parachute payments) no matter how messed up they are. It's very reasonable to vision Sunderland, Newcastle & Aston Villa down next year. Massive clubs no matter that they've been dropped....they've proven they go right back up. What must we do to compete??
I am sure we will survive because I think this year, it will only take 42-45points to stay up. I am sure even we can achieve that!
The lesson learned for me is never change your manager mid-season. I am glad we have Janko but in the process of getting him, we've lost a lot of points. I am sure if we had kept Kit, while we won't be fighting for promotion, we'd have at least 40 points by now! This was the similarly story when we chop and changing managers in the season we got relegated from the Premier league. If we had kept Mullenstein, I was also confident we'd get enough points to survive.
but hindsight is a great thing!!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 4:48 AM
The right changes have been made. Once all this nonsense is over and we start seeing some wins and a better standard of football with a proper striker or two added all will be forgotten.
posted by Jack (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 5:14 AM
Tuesday 09th February 2016, 1:43 PM
A GOOD PLACE>>>>>>>>>
No need to ramble on too much today.. Slavisa our manager summed every thing up perfectly.He is happy with fulhams 4 signings and progress so far-so good! Concidering the transfer embargo,and we didn't lose our strikers,i am also happy.Like slavi says about saturday,''LETS GO WIN AT QPR!!!!! We are in a good place folks!!!!!!!
19th in the Champship and 1 win in 14 outings isn't all that, is it? What tablets you on? Like to try em.
posted by Mark Mewords (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 1:59 PM
Called smarties makes you hyper COYW
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 3:12 PM
And MK Dons are 1-0 up at HT against Boro', and if that score remains the same we will be cut off
posted by Ian Huntely (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 5:07 PM
Ended one all they are one point behind us
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 6:09 PM
Yes, sorry, I was looking at the wrong league table. Thank goodness they drew though.
posted by Ian Humtely (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 6:42 PM
mr keef (Guest)
Tuesday 09th February 2016, 10:33 AM
stick to the bishops caterers
Regarding the food chat and the value given, having ate many times at the riverside (George cohen suit) as a corporate sponsor during MAF time i can assure you that the two comments spoken when dinner arrived was !when you find it,and tell me what it is!, on a January day the last thing you want to eat is a marieanated bit of broccolli and two cold spuds, as for Gravy, ,forget it, when i asked about shepperds pie, spagboll, home made pies, mash , and crumble, jam sponge, it was met with a shoulder shrug and a laugh. Stick with hot dogs in the bishops good size not to dear and a cappuchino,much better value and more tasty. No idea if caterers have changed but be supprised if food any different.
The little shop inside putney bridge stn is not to bad. And cafe over the road is not to bad either.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 6:14 PM
why eat at these places take a sandwich ,plastic bottles of plastic lager ,plastic food leave alone or it will never get any better the one plus is a real pint of ale hammy end by the river (in a plastic cup)
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 7:23 PM
That café on the other side of Putney Bridge Station is really good, sometimes on non match days I go there. Home made apple pie and cream when they have it is really good.
posted by Baz - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 7:10 AM
smoked salmon and prawn sandwiches toff pricks
posted by BFC (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 12:07 PM
Alert. Bfc just got in from school
posted by marcus (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 1:16 PM
Funny B f c ( wonder what them initials stand for ? ) he dosent normally come on here when pikeys lose !!!!
posted by Freddie filham (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 1:50 PM
His name is either KEVIN or PERRY UGH
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 2:06 PM
Tuesday 09th February 2016, 10:08 AM
Seems like the walk out of Liverpool fans protesting about a large increase in their ticket prices has made the powers to be sit up and take notice. Apparently Arsenal are asking there supporters for an extra tenner to watch Barcelona on the champions league. Greedy or what ?
cannot believe Derby binned Clements, if Kit had us in 5th place last season i would have taken him to dinner at the ivy (he would have paid) Brighton never dumped houghton, after iffy run,are owners thinking straight? the owner said we never expected promotion this season, !what! he spent 28 million for fun? and did not expect promotion, so why sack him ? thats the daftest sacking i seen for long time ,unless, do we have another Jose in our div unknown behind the scenes. Geezer said who would be a manager? i would , you kidding money for old rope , 3 year contract dont matter what you do ,win lose or draw you bank balance gets fatter. And few weeks --months later another job , fantastic better than playing.
posted by george south (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 10:43 AM
Fleecing the fans is nothing new I remember queueing up for an hour back in 1971 to watch a second leg european cup winners cup semi final at Stamford Bridge ( I hasten to add this was strictly as a neutral it was an all english tie Chelsea v Man City) Upon arrival at the turnstile I was kindly informed that the entrance fee had been doubled as there was great demand to see this game As I was still at school and relied solely on my paper round wages this ridiculous amount of cash was not at my disposal I managed to slip into the ground at a handy little weak spot at the platform of West Brompton station so no real harm done but this is not the point There were no advance warnings of this act of piracy and the attitude even back in the day displayed total contempt and dis regard for the ordinary football supporter By the way the weak spot at West Brompton has long gone so to gain entry the Chelsea faithful still need to be armed with at least a fifty pound note
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 1:05 PM
As george south says , I would love to get a manangers job and yes it is better than playing although punditry is even better just ask Gary Neville !!!!
posted by Tezza - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 1:20 PM
Tuesday 09th February 2016, 8:55 AM
Tinned there manager Would hate to be a manager
The money. Quite good in s lot of cases !!!!!!
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6:38 AM
One of the few jobs where you know you'll get the sack and when you do if your one of the top boys you get well paid
posted by Eddie Lowe (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6:42 AM
Monday 08th February 2016, 2:51 PM
have tinned there manager ?
Thats pretty pathetic hope they crash and burn!!
posted by JBH - Monday 08th February 2016, 4:31 PM
Does not say a lot for Ffc,eg Derby could not beat struggling Fulham so time to ditch the manager.
posted by ed tidy (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:01 PM
All it says is that Derby are desperate for promotion as they will most probably fail under the championship FFP rules next season and face a heavy fine and/or transfer ban.
I will be interested to see who comes in
posted by JBH - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:34 PM
David Moyes was at the Derby game on Saturday. No surprise he's being linked with the job.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 7:06 PM
I find it amazing that they have sacked their manager, but suspect that there has to be an underlying issue which is unrelated to their current performance and position in the table
posted by Rr (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 3:37 AM
I think both Middlesboro and Brighton managers should be sacked too! They haven't done well in their last 5-6games have they?! Time to go! Saying that, if you look at Janko's record at FFC, it is probably also time to sack him!
It reminds me of Charlton sacking Curbishley, Blackburn sacking Alladyce and not to forget Fulham getting rid of Mullenstein. Either because of unrealistic expectations or just panic!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 4:18 AM
Apparently Derby are not desperate for promotion JBH! there owner -chairman said we were not expecting promotion this season.So why the sack?????
posted by george south (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 10:47 AM
Sounds like when we sacked Rene.. we were not expecting relegation that year....
posted by Hints - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 8:45 PM
Bet ya not expecting it this season either !!!!!! Haha haha, hope qpr batter you.......
posted by Beebob (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 9:06 PM
Why ? Twobob
posted by zoo keeper (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 5:43 AM
Hope brighton batter you. Oh they did ho ho
posted by Mrs Bakewell (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 5:45 AM
That makes two of us bee knob or whatever you call yourself only next year you will resume your normal place and we will be fighting for promotion fro the championship
posted by Graham leegup (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6:48 AM
George South - That's what they are saying but as they have spent over £27 mil on transfers in 2015-16 they will be up against sanctions if they don't get promotion.
posted by JBH - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6:02 PM
Monday 08th February 2016, 1:34 PM
food at fulham fc
Can i have some comments please about the quality of the food sold at fulham f.c.
Not very good over priced eat before you get there. Unless you like fried gear.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 2:02 PM
Agree overpriced and mediocre at best. I eat in the Park rather than pay those prices. Queues too big as well.
posted by Real (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 2:29 PM
Hot Dogs under the Hammy aren't too bad but they are over-priced.
posted by JBH - Monday 08th February 2016, 4:30 PM
Right, iv'e had 3 opinions from diners at grass roots level and also a couple from the vip lounge. It appears we are back in the days of the ''barons and the serfs'' eg the poor sods that pay their money every week at the gate can eat whatever expensive muck FFC choose to give them,and whoever is invited to the vip lounge will get the best grub. I hope FFCmanagement are reading this cos you aint nothing without your weekly ''bread and butter support''
posted by edtidy (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:11 PM
I never eat anything inside ffc. It's overpriced poor quality, I stop at a chippy in Fulham high str that has just been taken over again by two lads who were there before it burnt down.a few years ago, and it's again top quality, well done guys.
posted by John england (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:48 PM
Dunno about the swanky eateries in the Riverside, but everywhere else, it's over-priced crap. Typically served by numpties who have little interest in the food they serve.
posted by Bunny (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 7:15 PM
Queues too long. To expensive, food seems too manufactured. Lower the price to around £3 and something appear more home baked than out of a tin - I will be the first customer.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 8:01 PM
I like the pies and the coffee, not real keen on the Hot Dogs or the sauce, it is expensive though in my view.
posted by Baz - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 9:48 AM
I want to add that at half time at the Riverside you will miss part of the game as there are to few outlets, more outlets under the Johnny Haines.
posted by Baz - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 9:50 AM
John England you must be talking about Fishers! That place went downhill fast when those two guys left, but now they are back we are there before almost every home game. They know how to cook decent chips and their home made fish cake is second to none!
posted by Scrawnee (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 10:48 AM
Monday 08th February 2016, 5:15 AM
What was the new song going around in the Hammy End? Could only make out the end really "We're fulham fc, we'll fight our way back" or something similar? Anyone know?
:THE ONLY WAY IS UP: COYWs
posted by ROY (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 8:57 AM
Seems we aint made a keeper make a save in 180 mins do hope this ends on saturday, sort of, dont want keeper to make saves just let them in ,just means very little or no action in 180 mins from our strike force but on the plus side two games against Hull and Derby have only let in two goals,ever emagined that before Grey and Janko arrived top teams could not score more than one goal, to me thats proggress.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 10:18 AM
Gotta remember in Kits last 4 we scored 11 goals. Let in a few must be said.
posted by Mark Mewords (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 11:27 AM
Know what the song was about so boring and monotonuseleta hope we don't have to hear this every home game for half hour at a time !!!!!!
posted by Graham leggup (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 11:46 AM
Put it this way........any new song would be welcome - it may stop the pathetic rendition of 'Al Fayad' which is tired, dated and boring. This club needs refreshing and getting rid of that drone would be a good start. Just sayin...
posted by Songster (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 2:44 PM
Think they only sing " Al Fayed" so they can have a pop at QPR !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 12:49 PM
Rather have 2 minutes of qpr shit than that crap I heard for 30 minutes on Saturday!!!!
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6:52 AM
Think they where singing down down ?
posted by west london (Guest) - Wednesday 10th February 2016, 12:11 PM
PJ O'Driscoll (Guest)
Sunday 07th February 2016, 5:30 PM
Hello , i am looking for contact details of Fulhan FC's public relations officer . My brotherin law , Robert Busa , is a season ticket holder of many years and has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is in Guys Hospital . Robert has learning difficulties and epilepsy as well as cancer . He lives and breathes Fulham FC . I posted a request on their facebook page asking the club if a visit or corresponence of some sort could be arranged . No answer . My wife rang the club and was told the club would send a card which would have made his year . No card as yet . Hence my reason for contact information , many thanks .
Lets hope the club respond, not asking too much is it ?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 6:10 PM
Do u have family or friends in greater London area? Most weekdays during reg business hours Craven Cottage ticket office and a small business office are open any anyone can walk right in. Surely an in person request would be quickly responded to.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 6:51 PM
Try the "contact us" page on the official website. I always get a swift response to queries from there.
posted by MST - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:06 AM
This is very sad, but I expect the club will follow through with their word. I would give any number a ring. Someone on the other end will help.
posted by Fulham Fan (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:06 AM
Dan burn (Guest)
Sunday 07th February 2016, 5:14 PM
I must admit Dan has improved a lot over the season ,he is reading the game well , and looks much more comfortable on the ball . Even though we are not getting any wins of late , the team is looking more solid, and I think we are looking a better side.??????
Mark Mewords (Guest)
Sunday 07th February 2016, 3:00 PM
3 easy games coming our way
Qpr and blackburn away, Charlton home. Next 3 games, 7 points and clear of the bottom 6. In Joka we trust.
Who is this Joka/Janka/Janko/Joko person keep reading about?
posted by MST - Sunday 07th February 2016, 4:13 PM
So long we don't start (again) abusing our coach, I don't think he cares how we spell his name! No disrespect intended by anyone, so let's not get hang up on a small detail!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 5:11 PM
If you don't know who people mean then you're being foolish..
posted by Real (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 5:30 PM
Easy games Mark! not as far as Fulham are concerned. You should know the score by now ''expect the unexpected''
posted by ed tidy (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 5:32 PM
Just call him Joe!
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 8:06 PM
Just call him by his name!!
posted by MST - Monday 08th February 2016, 5:08 AM
MST, who is this besty i hear about and mullers, and venners , and robbo, and of course ozzy, got the point? footballers do it all the time, remember Fergy, see simples.
posted by george south (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 8:45 AM
Mullers ,maybe but not Munko, Mullo, Mully or bloody Mullins was it. If you have to surly it would be Janko, as at least it's half his name.
posted by Mike Litoris (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 9:27 AM
JANKO. ? You've got me at it now.....!
posted by Mike Litoris (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 9:29 AM
posted by ML (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 9:30 AM
I use joka but isn't his nick name joker
posted by Suck it (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 10:37 AM
Think this chap is the new manager seems no one knows what to call him if you can give his abbreviated name we are all ears !!!!!
posted by Stan (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 11:51 AM
george south (Guest)
Sunday 07th February 2016, 10:28 AM
to ransom or not.
As the bishop said we have closed the back door or so it seems, but have also shut the strikers down,have they decided we hold the cards so its !half pace now!stupid it they do as clubs will know this and they will lose out.Also will Stearman and ream be subs for remainder of season then leave, Pringle! who is he? another casualty of this strange season, R/M and Dembele could find themselves on the bench if Janko twigs any problems,and again what is the answer, what a bloody mess 6 point worse of than this time last season a mid-f that cant score at all and still Mr Khan is going to extend the riverside to 30,000 just hope the strikers form is a blip if they gell as they have done and the m-f actually do some thing we might move up the table, but i aint holding my breath.
When will footballers realise that top players never make good managers,time is littered with players who never made it Man u have more than most over the years,just thinking what Smalling said about Giggs today, why? Giggs sits almost dormant in his chair all match never speaks never moves, makes Kit look like Klopp. Fergy Clough Shankly nicholson, Ramsey hodgy Jose all average but good managers using Giggs as an example is very odd hardly turned out for Wales, one club man, but manager at top level, even Klopp is struggling.
posted by sir why (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 11:10 AM
Not sure things are so black and white
posted by Pep (Guest) - Sunday 07th February 2016, 1:03 PM
Clough, Bobby Robson, Venables, Fergusson
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 3:02 AM
Venables walked into a Barca team already there for the making, Robson ex player but at manager level really !!! Fergy never played top level, Clough was it two games for england?
posted by sir why (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 8:37 AM
And pep? How is two games for England not a good career. Your statement says never clearly it's neither here or there as in been a good player doesn't mean you will be good or bad at management
posted by Pep (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 10:39 AM
Charlton, shearer, Keegan, Butcher, sheringham, o,leary and so on;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
posted by sir why (Guest) - Monday 08th February 2016, 11:04 AM
"When will footballers realise that top players never make good managers" is a bit of a sweeping statement. I think it is better put: "It should be apparent that top players don't necessarily make top managers" However, it does seem to me that there may be a correlation. Isn't it often the case that decent managers are ex players who either never made it big or were injured cutting their careers short? Could it be a case that both those instances presented them with the opportunity and the drive to remain within the sport they love but were not able to continue to play? Meanwhile the top players were earning big and totally focused on succeeding as players giving the former group important extra years to hone their coaching/managing skills? Just a thought...
posted by Hints - Monday 08th February 2016, 4:59 PM
Kenny Dalglish !
posted by zoo keeper (Guest) - Tuesday 09th February 2016, 5:38 AM
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