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Sunday 19th November 2017, 9:30 PM



 
Why hasn't Betts been handed a start in goal yet? All he did was take us on our biggest run in years last spring.
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:00 PM



 
neither players are regular starters for their new team. Why not put in a cheeky loan bid for them in January?? Those two players and a new striker (not Martin) might get us back on track again! I know this sounds like dream stuff - but you never know!
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 1:50 PM



 
The same old turn out from J/S, once again we take the lead and after half time we blow it , you just know it will happen.We are now just hedge hopping till season ends,we have two players who are just a waste ,no interest whats so ever in FFC,so dump them in Jan.Almost the same mob as last season ,still getting most of the play but toothless.Will S/j last? 50-50, will our chairman get gung -ho?,there is an air of despair at the cottage from players and fans,attendances dropping,plus 18 point from Wolves at the top,how did the bookies get it so wrong.?
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Skarkle gone??? More like Sparkle nearly back for me! It depends on how you read the game my friend....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 2:28 PM
 
Dont believe he will go before the end of the season, but would be amazed if he even wanted to remain beyond then
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 2:29 PM
 
The Corner FLag.... not same players at all no Malone no Aluko no Piazon and no Centre forward manager brilliant but he needs to be able to pick the players he needs rather than having to coach players imposed on him maybe things will change with the sacking of Kline .
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 3:07 PM
 
No aluko who can't even get a start for a poor reading side and couldn't hit the target last year, no Martin who didn't want to play for us and can't get in the Derby team. No McCormack who can't get anyone to employ him in any of the British leagues. Manager picked the team yesterday and still couldn't find any forward to hit the target and you can't blame anyone for injured players. Other than that I can see your point.
posted by Really (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 5:15 PM
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 11:04 AM



 
Talking to several of our fans on the train on the way home yesterday, it seemed that the general opinion was, that although we are only 6 points off of a play off spot, this season, will be a write off, and a complete waste of what was built up last season. There a far too many games to play before the January transfer window opens, and even if we can attract some decent players into our squad, it will be far too late to make a genuine challenge, as we will be too far away points wise by then. It's a shame, but providing that the club have learned their lessons, and the Khan's back our manager with some real hard cash in the summer, and we buy wisely with JS's choices, then I feel that next season we will be favourites for an automatic promotion place.
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 9:54 AM



 
Well done Slav for brave decision yesterday. He never wanted the Kline signings, doesn't think they’re good enough (hear hear!), and to continue on the route we’ve been going is a trip down the pan. He can't sign anyone right now, so he goes with the youth we’ve already got. Edun starts, De La Torre came on, and Sess No 2 and Kait on the bench. And they were good..a lot better than Derby thats for sure. Unfortunately no strikers, so he did the only thing he could there..play the small ineffectual one for some of the game, and the big clumsy one for the rest.
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Just about sums it up for me phild
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 9:45 PM
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:52 AM



 
Another bloody Button roll out too a marked player. When are we going too learn!
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Problem is if button kicks long only person up front is font and ball will come staght back we either persist with this style of play or change tactics and personal to adapt to another style got to say bit puzzled by our form / lack of confidence thought we showed a bit more of both first half don’t know what happened at half time once again derby seemed to up there game alyhough we still had a couple of opputunities couple of armchair fans said we should have had two pens !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:37 AM
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 1:59 AM



 
Up next comes the chance for some agro. Me thinks our club needs this to wake the f--- up.
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Helpful. That’ll get them playing well !!
posted by In despair (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:23 AM
 
JJ , next game is sheff utd not millwall , wake up sonny !
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:25 AM
 
Thought it was Bristol city , Tuesday.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 1:34 PM
 
Bristol City is next Feb! !
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 2:14 PM
 
 
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Sunday 19th November 2017, 12:08 AM



 
How many more points is Button going to cost us, before JS drops him. We would have won this match comfortably tonight if our keeper hadn't made a terrible roll out, to a marked player. For goodness sake Button get the ball as far away from our goal as possible. Dave maybe a reasonable stopper, but his clearances put us in trouble time after time. Bring in Betts for Tuesday please JS, and then see us win.
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FIRST he made one bad pass to a player. Second he is told to play that way[ like the rest have too]. Third if he plays the long ball up the pitch there is nobody up there. Forth and if you notice the players stand just out side the eighteen box waiting for the ball. Fifth and if the players got on there toes quick enough and get into the other teams aera we might manage to bang in a couple of goals. So stop banging on about the keeper it takes eleven to win a game the other ten have to do there bit as well and at the moment they aint. For the amount of balls that went through there goal line yesterday we should have cape walk it.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 1:36 PM
 
That goal was the fault of the great white hope (NOT). Sessegnon. He is a liability and loses the ball more than any other player. He should be dropped back to play with the kids to reduce his ego a bit.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 9:09 PM
 
 
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Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:09 PM



 
Poppies on the shirts past remembrance sunday ? are the club poor/ignorant or just crass ? Was kline in charge of kit selection too ?
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First opportunity at home to show respect? Ara I do not see your point!!!
posted by Paulo (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:16 PM
 
In this country Paulo it's considered crass to display a poppy AFTER remembrance sunday until a week before the next one, that's why Derby didn't. If you live here Paulo you need to learn our culture & customs.
posted by Ara (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:24 PM
 
It was clearly announced before the game ..when they introduced the memorial band approximately 60 minutes pre ko, and again before the minutes silence, that this was the first opportunity they had to observe remembrance because of the international break, and so they decided to observe it today. Poppies on kit just a minor part of that decision. Seems fair enough.
posted by phild - Saturday 18th November 2017, 11:31 PM
 
Ara, you are coming across as a fool and a tool.
posted by Paulo (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 7:33 AM
 
According to the British Legion you can wear a poppy anytime of the year !
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:11 AM
 
Was ever the case. Quite right Paulo. Did you note the snide and racist undertone too. My God there are some horrors on this site now and Ara is one of the principal offenders. Best left to them I think.
posted by In despair (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:21 AM
 
I did ID, I chose to ignore the narrow minded fool, it did make me chuckle though given that I was born within the SW15 postcode and have lived in Wandsworth my entire life
posted by Paulo (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 9:58 AM
 
Did not know you could only remember the fallen one day of the year !!!! Ffc stated first chance to pay their respects nice touch the Chelsea pensioners there
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:43 AM
 
Pointing out the truth seems to have offended the Fulham multicultural section. So you're all still wearing your white poppies then are you ? You CAN keep you're Christmas ( sorry if that word offends you as well ) cards up all year if you want to. But it would be crass wouldn't it ? Finally this IS part of MY culture & obviously not paulo's so giving a bit of advice is NOT racist is it ? You nasty little snowflake morons.
posted by Ara (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 11:16 AM
 
Ara , i posted the truth re my post above , i remember the fallen every day of the year for reasons i wont go into now , so cut out the moron bit you tosser .
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 11:27 AM
 
Ara , did the poppies on the shirts offend you , if they did then you are one sad person , now go away !
posted by Ben Twilley (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 11:30 AM
 
Ara you are a complete tw@t and the only person I have seen MST lose his rag and swear at. It’s down to you that he is not moderating anymore you ignoramous. Just do one to55er.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 4:18 PM
 
Surely we can wear a poppy anytime of the year, remembering servicemen and women should not be only a one day thing.
posted by Gazzoom (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 4:52 PM
 
You appear to be a minority Ara
posted by Paulo aka Paul (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 6:03 PM
 
 
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We are sick of this excuse Why does SJ not simply say we don't have a decent striker, Fonte and Kamara are a waste of money . His statements after each game just make all the other players look useless.Whats up Slav .Why are you afraid to speak up and put the blame where it really belongs.Thats old Scrooge who owns the club.
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Khan's his boss & pays his wages, besides if SJ behaves himself he'll get a job at a proper football club next year & not just some foreign owner's "asset sheet fc"
posted by Ara (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:18 PM
 
I know you have an opinion and are entitled to express it, however your understanding of reality appears limited Joxor. The manager has said time and again that his opinion was being ignored by Kline and Khan Junior, and if you are told this is what you have get on with it, then you do the best you can with the resources at your disposal. We do not have the opportunity until January to change the players we have available.
posted by Ken.H (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:57 AM
 
 
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Saturday 18th November 2017, 8:23 PM



 
If Fredericks was MOTM , then Baird was No. 2
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Well played
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 8:54 PM
 
Give Bett's a chance , can't take Buttons the clown anymore.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 9:26 PM
 
Thought Baird played well good club man for us
posted by Ipitombl two (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:46 AM
 
Odoi was MOTM IMHO.
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It was a good game and we had plenty of possession as usual. Just not enough bodies in the box area to finish off Derby. Ryan Fredericks had a great game, and rightly MOTM. I can't understand some fans who think he is a 1 trick pony. (Support your team guy's) Okay' it is blatantly obvious that we need a target man to finish off those brilliant moves that we do, it will come in January. La Torre looks really good, and a better impact than edun. That mistake for the Derby goal was so Fulhamish ,but we need to forgive a lapse in concentration now and again. We do create a decent amount of chances but we can't finish them. We shouldn't put any blame on the back 4 or goalkeeper, it is up to the front lads to convert some of those chances begging. Tom Cairney has stated that he is only 75% fit so there is still improvement to come from him. I really thought the internationals would take some edge of the players that played them, and you could see that a little bit. Fulham showed plenty enough that our tick tacky system does work and is the way to go. We just need to finish off teams better from now on. Kamara needs to start concentrating on playing football, because that incident off the ball, could have robbed us a goal? with his off the ball antics. Dennis Odi is the man down that left side, and Sess will do better in games to come. Don't forget guy's that he played for the under 19's international, so forgive him if he lost the ball every now and again. Other than that, i think we did more than okay. Things will get better from now on at the Cottage. We are almost back,,,, COME ON FULHAM!!!
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Good post Owen, Thought Edun gave a mature performance, did not try to over please, Odoi overall was solid, The Captain controlled well from the back and Fredericks was more involved rather than just a maurader. Disappointed with Fonte
posted by Paulo (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 8:09 PM
 
Owen-where did you hear that Cairney was only 75% fit? He looked ok to me
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 18th November 2017, 8:15 PM
 
Cairney said he was only 75% fit in talk with sky reporter keetch. Still not quite up to full fitness,maybe next game. All good!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 8:22 PM
 
No one is ever 100% fit. Especially straight after an injury. Needs some air miles and he'll be fine. Thought we improved on the whole but Button gets my goat up
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 9:33 PM
 
Cairney took a knock just before half time seemed to affect him a bit done well to last the game wonder if he will take part Tuesday ????
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:50 AM
 
Good post. The shape of the team looked better and Derby were neutralised in the fist half. Edun and De La Torre did not look out of their depth. We are crying out for attacking players getting in the box and a goal scorer. Tough game Tuesday but you never know. Have to beat Millwall.
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Big ups to Luca De La Torre from San Diego. Congrats on your first proper run out in league play. You did well as did Edun. Time to play the kids some more! We're goin nowhere, up or down, so let's develop some of our young guys and see what we got for next year. Reminder, because of FFP, we will be selling come January. Got no choice. Thanks Klein. You did a proper hatchet job on our roster.
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Well said. Totally agree.
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 7:42 PM
 
I don’t think you’re right about FFP though. We only had a £480k deficit in the money we spent on players compared to players sold. So frustrating after all the rubbish we’ve signed and our performances we are only 6 points from the play offs. The league was there for the taking (as Wolves will prove). The board are idiots!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 7:49 PM
 
We'll see Terry come January. I think with salaries/expenses vs. revenue we're falling deeper into the red. We already had to serve one transfer ban and that was with parachute payments which we no longer get. The Wolves chairman took the risk and it looks like it will payoff in the end. We took the risk and signed absolute garbage AND let go Aluko and Malone to help finance the signings. I don't see how we can recover this season from a disaster of a summer. But maybe Owen can find some hope and cheer us up.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 12:08 AM
 
If thats the case presume if they go up and come straight back down they will be in the same position as bitters !!!!not sure if wolves will go up think they could be in playoffs lottery ,,,,
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:56 AM
 
 
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Button cost us
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The board cost us!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 7:29 PM
 
Sess lost the ball in a dangerous area it cost us a goal and not for the first time this season he needs to start from the bench for a good few matches
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 8:10 PM
 
Sess cost us! He was poor all game as usual and lost the ball leading to their goal!
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Good flowing football what we all like to see. Reminds me of the end of last year long may it continue. COYWs and norwood what a cracker
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Miracle needed to get anything out of this
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 6:54 PM
 
One or two strikers in Jan and one or 2 in the summer next year will be good. We play great no one to finish anything
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 7:26 PM
 
Unless we can squeeze into the play offs by the end of the season
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 7:27 PM
 
Reasonable performance today. Should have had a pen or two at the end - foul on Sess and handball. Same problems as anticipated by some of us on this board: No decent finisher - how many crosses just passed in front of goal today with no one to tap in, problems at left back, and no Aluko to create something out of nothing... We are just a worse starting eleven than last year. That being said, props to the kid, Edun, good display, and also to de la Torre, who looked fresh upfront. Best man: Fredericks, a constant threat down the right. Also nice to see Carney getting back into rhythm towards the end of the game. I hope that now that Kline is gone we can sign a "9" who can score some goals, and maybe 1/2 more decent veterans. How we managed to spend ~15m on Abou&Rui is beyond me. If I am Fulham I sell both at a loss. Maybe the kid Soares can also help us on the left to widen the pitch... All in all encouraging and leaves some hope but we really need a striker who knows how to play (Championship) football
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Fulham 0 derby 3.
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Gloom, normally people predict full time score and not half time!! Let’s be more positive mate!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 7:32 PM
 
i fat my sister to this prediciton
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 8:31 PM
 
English not your strong point bish .
posted by Pete (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 10:39 PM
 
We'll be fortunate to get one point from the Derby and Sheff Utd matches. After that, we have fixtures where we should pick up points to keep us mid-table. That's about as optimistic as it gets this season, IMO.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 1:50 AM
 
Fulham 0 - 3 Derby. Ah! But Ffc had 88% possession. Result!
posted by Turlough O'c (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 6:56 AM
 
At 5.30, I'm looking forward to seeing a rejuvenated Fulham side, the 2-week layoff giving Joka plenty of time to work through some new ideas with the players. Hold on, is that a pig flying past my window?....
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 18th November 2017, 1:20 PM
 
SORRY NOT THE REAL BISHOP , BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday 17th November 2017, 4:39 PM



 
Martin O Neills Irish thrashing is now being blamed for his tactic of playing out from the back regardless unlike Jack Charlton. Seems familiar.
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Who gives a monkeys about ONeil or the Irish....?
posted by Gazzoom (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 4:59 PM
 
fooooolham......ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.....BBBBURRRRPPP.
posted by caaaarefreeeee (Guest) - Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:22 PM
 
 
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LOL.
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What are you on about? Take your tablet and go lie down.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 8:07 PM
 
Sigh, this was not me. It is copied from a comment I made below regarding Andy Carrol naming his son Wolf Nine. Jeez there are some nutters on this board. Think I’ve had enough, no wonder your moderators have left.
posted by 1879 (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 10:25 PM
 
IM WITH YOU 1879 THIS SITE GONE TO POT TOTALLY POINTLESS READING IT.
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Does anyone know why the official website is harping back to 96/97 season. At first I thought it might be a round anniversary celebration but we are in 17/18 season so its 21 years ago.

Those days are well and truly behind us thank God!!
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'96/97 was a disappointing season. Only 2nd in Div.3. Then 97/98 only 6th in Div.2, followed by a reasonable season in '98/99 when we came 1st. It probably went pear shaped after that. As you say, thank God those days are behind us.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 3:48 PM
 
Are you for real 1879 !
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talking about there's low allocation and how they're frustrated by that. millwall fans getting angry. not looking great
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Be great to chase them back to the train through the park!!
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 8:04 PM
 
I remember running Millwall everywhere. Through Bishops park , over Putney Bridge, up Putney high street and down again, fcukers never caught me. Ha Ha
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Just read that Andy Carroll of W Ham fame has christened his son Wolf nine Sure the little guy will be well pleased with that moniker !
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millwall game will be lively no doubts, they're nutters all of them, hope not though, thought them days was behind us!!!!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 10:25 AM
 
Not sure of the connection between the 2 posts . Every team has its share of so called nutters , including FFC . Most Millwall fans are passionate , highly vocal and create a " hostile " atmosphere that is intended to intimidate the opposition . Yes they have a reputation and don't back down when confronted but humour from both sides usually defuses any stupidity . If our fans are up for it , The Cottage should be rocking .
posted by davidk (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 11:56 AM
 
david, you're right but i remember last time we played them they had numbers having a go at us outside the golden lion. remember it getting lively all up the fpr after the match n all
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 1:58 PM
 
At least he'll grow up knowing how to fight LOL.
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Friday 17th November 2017, 7:34 AM



 
I think we fans should let Derby county know on Saturday they are a sneeky, unprofessional, ungentlemanly, untrusted and basically a cheating club for their way of trying to steal Martin back last season! From their point of view they got what they wanted (unsettled our club) but who knows what could have happened if the Martin saga never happened!! Derby country is a club you’d never trust to leave your wife or sister with!!
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Maybey in hindsight maybey a pity he never stayed would have gave us an option ( probably in a minority of one there )
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 17th November 2017, 5:58 PM
 
My thoughts on derby are more distant than that going back to supermacs. Days in charge and there fans behaviour. And being allowed to get away with it without some sort of punishment ( but it was only little ffc )
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You all know where i am going with this one... Seriously guys' have we been sussed? Reading started quickly against Derby the other week, and as far as i see it, that was the difference. A quick start on the front foot is the key to success at Fulham. Fulham have been far too ponderous when building up and going forward from defence. I agree with john's post about Man City playing the same way. A few tweaks here and there in January will bring us back to how it was before Scotty and Aluko left the club. Football is a game of fine margins and detail, and i am sorry to bleat on about Scotty and Aluko going, but these fine details mke a hell of a difference. Okay i agree that Aluko and Scotty are not top top players, but we failed miserably in the transfer market to replace them. Not only that, the quality of replacements were not even uo to their standards! That was criminal from our recruiting team, and embarrassing, to say the least. We can and should do better than that when it comes to transfers. Fulham have a great history for finding gems, but sadly we have them stolen from under our noses for a pittance. We got hammered by Wolves because we were just too lethargic and sloppy. They are a decent side, but if we had taken our chances in that game, we might have nicked a draw. Chances we create in every game, but we don't take them because we are not clinical enough. Fredericks is no Kyle Walker but he is good enough for Fulham. I like Fredericks a lot, and he is still one of the quickest right backs coming forward. Its the left side and Alukos slot we need to sort out. Johansen is missing our anker-man Tom Cairney, that is why he looks a bit dull apart from his free kicks. When Ojo is fit, and when Cainey is finally up to fitness and speed, Fulham will find other ways to cut through on goal. It will be a bit different sraying the ball up to Ojo. I think Slavisa will exploit this system using Ojo, and providing we up our speed in passing up to ojo and the flankers we could still finish on a high. I know it looks a bit bleak now, but Fulham will get better again, and don't forget Piazon? He could be an important part of our season yet. If we are still creating chances? and we do create chances, there is hope. No doubt Slavisa will be drilling the likes of Fonte and Kamara. Afterall, there is a way to go until January, and Slavisa will be aware of this. We have to work with what we've got, and start to take some of those chances we miss, time after time. I sound like an old record repeating....
 
 
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We keep saying clubs have sussed us out because we are a bit one dimensional. While to some extend this is true but look at Man City. People were saying they (specifically Guardiola) were sussed out last season and their defence looked vulnerable every time they were pressed. So instead of changing the system and tightening the defence, he bought walker where many of the pundits said it’s not a great defender and therefore probably a working buy and overpriced. Look now. Guardiola didn’t buy him to strengthen he defence but to strengthen the attack on the right hand side. And it worked. Not only they concede less goals they are scoring a lot more. Did Guardiola change his plan A?? No! But he khew exactly how to compensate for their weaknesses. We probably don’t need to change the system but just need our wing backs to work even harder and give us more width and attacking options.
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Haven't we been doing this with Fredericks? Problem is that he's no Kyle Walker, he's a bit of a one-trick and one-dimensional pony, doesn't have the strength and guile to vary his game. Everyone knows that when he goes on one of those runs down the right wing, it'll fizzle out at the corner flag.
posted by KeepOnCottaging (Guest) - Thursday 16th November 2017, 7:19 PM
 
 
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On reading John's earlier post, he listed the team that we put out for the 4-1 away win last season at Huddersfield. It was almost the SAME side we fielded in the recent spanking we received from Bristol City (as you say). The answer is relatively simple; It must be the fitness of the players, so this is waht we need to do .......... ready ....... Bring back Felix and get them all running a marathon just before kick off. Then get a wedge of cheese and stick it on Cairney's knee and Ojo's shoulder. Bob's your uncle...... a 6-0 result in the favour of .......... Derby County ?????? Or just remove Joka and bring in a new man with fresh ideas. Better idea??
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Swap the deep heat for a tube of Dairy Lea.
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the best situation would be if the fans didn't go and we win the game. If we buy away tickets, we're technically supporting the away club. Think about that when you click purchase on the brentford tickets.... of course, we all know showing support helps the team win. Fat people in general. fat food, finger stuffs, and disgusting snacks covered in mayonnaise.
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I've lost Skart in the backlema of my aftermath.
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I do not know how many of you saw the excellent match between the Republic of Ireland and Denmark at 1-nil down Andreas Christensen poke a shot in which was credited as an own goal but turned the game on it head. I would like you all to know that I recommended Andreas Christensen to Fulham FC long before he was even on the radar for Chelsea, but got no response. Typical. He now plays regularly at Ch or Rb and I believe he can be as good as John Terry! He was certainly the second best player after wonderboy Christan Eriksen. Why Fulham have not signed Nickolas Bendtner is beyond me because although even in Danmark they think is totally mad, he can still play decent football and scores penalties!
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I also thought Bendtner would be a good buy , never quite cut it at Arsenal but there again would he have fancied playing for us?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 16th November 2017, 10:47 AM
 
No far too full of his own imprtance to have considered fulham even if we had been remotely interested in signing him
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Thursday 16th November 2017, 12:44 PM
 
Talk to the Khan's. Good luck with that.
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See on the Ojo fulham tv interview TC was there training so hopefully he can play re Derby.
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I doubt it somehow. The last two attempts have ended badly and he's not match fit.
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Who thinks the world cup is wide open next year?,some fancied teams will not be there , some Scandinavian teams will fancy there chances as must England, I got the feeling some thing has been unlocked with the English squad,why we all rave about the Brazilians I have no idea , the Brazil of yesterday has long gone.Watching last night it was at times like watching FFC, lovely moves flicks and defence splitting through balls ,but not much the other end.The youngsters gave a good shot at it ,one or two were out of there depth but at that age nothing matters no fear factor, there not machines, but this group do look good may be Sess will be among them.
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Cant see Sess getting in England squad,to many good full backs around faster and bigger than him now Gomez has arrived from Liverpool !what a find!think he will be further down the pack,may be if he goes to spurs he might be in Southgates mind but cant see it.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 3:38 PM
 
I can't see the likes of Neymar missing 3 from 3 chances come the world cup, he had a rare off day. Fulham missing 3 from 3 yes!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 3:47 PM
 
Sess at the moment not a full back!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 4:39 PM
 
He is also not international quality at senior level in any position. He is barely Championship quality.
posted by 1879 (Guest) - Thursday 16th November 2017, 10:21 AM
 
Sess would get in any champ side as a left sided midfield player doubt he would get in many as a full. Back
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I think we were at our best last season when we beat Huddersfield 4-1 away (marginally better than the win at Newcastle. The team that played at Hudds were:

Bettinelli
Fredericks (Odoi)
Kalas
Ream
Malone
Cairney
McDonald
Johansen (Kabano)
Ayité
Aluko (Piazon)
R Sessegnon


Compare this with probably our worst game in the last 10months - loss against Bristol City

Button
Odoi
Kalas (Norwood)
Ream
Fredericks
Johansen (Soares)
McDonald
Cairney
R Sessegnon
Ayité (Fonte)
Kamara

The only difference are Malone and Aluko, and the keeper.
JS should bring back the Bettinelli if he can help stablise the team. Otherwise, I still don't understand why we went from scoring for fun to no goals! We thought it was Martin but the reality is he missed many games last season. If we can find some width, no reason why we can't get back to before! Let's try this against Derby!





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Very simple answer. All the other teams have sussed SJs tactics(play out from the back at all costs) and the fact that we have no plan B
posted by JOXOR (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 2:41 PM
 
That ploy was sussed out for half of last season at most think difference was we out passed sides and wore down eventually last year mainly with aluko although not a goal scorer think he opened avenues for others And with a proper full back allowed sess when he played or subbed to play in his preferred position
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 4:49 PM
 
Malone was indispensable at the back but we took the money ! Aluko was excellent up front but we took the money ! Replaced by either poor loanees or cheap buys Martin replaced by a big signing who doesn’t fit in personally i am writing off this season just hope we don’t get dragged into a relegation battle because loan players are notorious for not trying after all they wont be there next season anyway
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 5:51 PM
 
Martin scored one goal post Christmas but he knew how to hold the ball up and bring other players into play. Neither Kamara nor Fonte can do either of those things.

Aluko's mazey runs took two and three players out of position which made space for the likes of Cairney and Johansen and the ball does not stick to Ayite and Kebano the way it did to Aluko.

Johansen was a one season man at Celtic and is proving to be the same at FFC. Malone is by no means indispensable and although had a good season will prove to be no better than Suares.
posted by 1879 (Guest) - Thursday 16th November 2017, 10:25 AM
 
I think Button played reasonably well this season but I would put Betts in to shake the shape up a bit. We were a bit wobbly in the run up to the last 4-5 games last season until Betts was put back in. We may need to do the same now.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 16th November 2017, 1:44 PM
 
1869... I will let you know on Suares once we see him play but if he is anything like Kline’s other signings I not holding my breath !
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OLLIE NORWOOD-NORTHERN IRELAND NESKINS KEBANO-REPUBLIC OF CONGO TOMAS KALAS-CZECH REPUBLIC FLOYD AYITE-TOGO RYAN SESSEGNON-UNDER 19S Pep Guard is wary about internationals and extra games, and i know that they have many more quality players at their disposal. I think Aguero had a mysterious fainting spell, and Jesus picked up an injury. I don't care how many more players they have at their beck and call, these 2 players out will jeopardise any championship ambitions, and pep acknowledges this. Our 5 players on that list are 'KEY' players that we haven't got cover for. I would argue that2nd season Aite and kebano are possibly our best striking chances? It doesn't mean i have given up on the likes of Fonte, Kamara and co. They haven't done very well so far, and there is a way to go to jan, so we need to have hope. Internationals shouldn't make any difference in theory, but maybe it does. It is not just Fulham, a few clubs have players that come back lack lustre. That is why i am not confident about saturday. If we beat Derby kick off tea time, i will be buzzing bigtime!!! I ant help it. i am just a wee bit worried after these pesky internationals!!! Sorry for being negative guys....
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Negative is being realistic.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 3:59 AM
 
I am worried about Sessengnon. He is just over 17years old and while he would be full of energy, he’s body cannot take such a beating playing 2 games a week, every week! As much as I want to see him plying with soares on the left, we need to have a back-up and rest him. The rest? Frankly they haven’t put in a proper shift this season So not sure we’d missed much!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 6:21 AM
 
I am now more worried John'more than ever. With you agreeing on some of my points, Derby come Saturday is more daunting....
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I never win when I bet so Im going to have a tenner on Derby to win .That should sink em!This is a bet I cant lose.
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Even better a 5.30 ko. Plenty off drinking time! You will need it for the dreaded tippy tappy!
posted by Colm Fc (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 4:47 PM
 
Just think we will see Martin smile for the first time ever!! In fact, he will grin so much it will make us sick!!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 7:04 PM
 
You can lose Bruv, if it's 1-1 you lose your tenner and we drop two points
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 10:05 PM
 
My worry is that Martin will know how to rough up our back four especially Kalas and Ream ,because they are easily roughed up , which has been one of our many problems this season
posted by FFC msupporter (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 6:48 AM
 
Can you really see that fat lump pressing us high and chasing the ball?? I don't think so.
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Not that I am anymore interested in international today than anytime in the last few years. But I the match with Brazil will remind me why I lost interest. England in the past 10 years have a team of prima-donnas who are more interested in their club than the country. While most of the key players coincidently have a knock and excused themselves from the matches, including pretty much all the players from Liverpool and Spurs, All Brazil players turned up. So the match will be Brazil 1st 11 vs England U21! I don't think there should be any friendlies in mid-season but if international matches are played, I'd like both clubs and players taking it more seriously, otherwise, it is a complete waste of time and fans money!
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Sure, it's a nothing game, only in the schedule to deliver a commercial windfall. But given how well - did someone say entertainingly? - the England team played against Germany last week, Southgate should give the young players another chance tonight.
posted by KeepOnCottaging (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 2:08 PM
 
Re Brazil & Germany. How else are the FA going too pay for Wembley.
posted by Turlough O'c (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 3:05 PM
 
Wish they would get it over and done with, then I can dream of beating Derby 3-1 coyw
posted by Dreamer (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 3:10 PM
 
Think I will watch Denmark knock Ireland out of World Cup playoff !!!
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For all of you who can remember the seventies, have a read of this interview with Noeleen Conway (hat tip and thanks to Brian for posting). http://www.the42.ie/jimmy-conway-noeleen-conway-3684641-Nov2017/. This makes for terrible, terrible reading; that a fit man, a Fulham stalwart, should end up in such a state and the FA, the PFA, et al do the square root of F.all about it is a travesty. Already in the States making a header is being considered for committing a foul and I think this will come to pass, at least for now with the under tens. The NFL have the same concussion problem, with Bob Costas, one of the top TV sports pundits, forcasting that the problems with brain injuries will destroy the NFL franchise in the next decade. Expect a big fight on that one. But getting back to Jimmy Conway, it's well known he's not an isolated case. Where are the PFA, supposedly the player's union? Where's the FA and FIFA? Where also is our club, Jimmy Conway's club, who could at minimal cost both support his treatment and fund the nascent research program? Don't hold your breath on that one. For all who knew Jimmy and John Conway remember their contribution to the club. It was, as Brian said, a treat to watch.
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Watched Jimmy play when I was a lad, good luck Jimmy.
posted by Dreamer (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 9:07 AM
 
Thank you 'The Arizonan' for enlightening everyone on the tragic demise of our footballing heroes at the Cottage Jimmy Conway. We follow the US in most things in life, but if it takes this long to remove ourselves from Brexit, don't hold your breath on the heading ban issue. The FA will want to see several more untimely deaths before they do anything at all. Lucky you're not here to witness the abysmal performances this season. We were more fun to watch in the old Division 4.
posted by Brian (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 9:26 AM
 
Brian, sure, I can see it now, Theresa May ringing David Davies in Brussels..."hey Dave, can we just park this Brexit thing for a while...there's a bigger issue we've got to get to sort, and that's banning heading in domestic football".
posted by Remoaner (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 11:52 AM
 
Brian with reference to heading ban in football might as well give up the game same for rugby. League and union there’s head contact there also I know more people that have and had dementia don’t know any that can attribute it to heading a football !,,
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Why would Landrup want to come to Fulham. He is not tested in this league. Suspect Landrup would just want to play the same tiki-tak football. Too early to consider sacking JS. So its a bad idea!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:24 PM
 
Laudrup wasn't exactly a success at Swansea. What's he doing now?
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 9:53 AM
 
I want Jokanovic to stay and to have more say with signings
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 10:34 AM
 
Agree FFC Supporter we were hailing him last season. There is obviously a different reason for our bad form such as selling good players and buying bad.
posted by Midds - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 1:05 PM
 
Why ?????
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 5:23 PM
 
1879, you are a berk !
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BBBBBBBURPPPPP.....
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I see there is a study out saying that we will finish 13 in the table. Sounds about right or marginally optimistic. Thoughts?
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I'll let you know in may!
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:53 PM
 
Same study that said we are the favorite for automatic promotion a month ago??
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:26 PM
 
I always rely on the old Sam Goldwyn quip about this sort of stuff...'Forecasting is always dangerous, especially about the future'
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We know where we are on injuries down at SW6, but do you think i am making excuses concerning our players playing the internationals? I personally don't think we have ever been at our sharpest this season after the internationals. I think we have up to 6-7 players going off to various countries ranging from Tongo, Norway, Ireland,scotland ect, they surely cannot be at their sharpest playing back in the championship? Take Norwood for instance, i think he played the full 90 minutes for Ireland, on a rain heavy pitch, Aite also played the full 90 minutes! It doesn't help matters that we have been let down in the transfer market, but maybe there is hope yet with the likes of Kamara and Fonte ect. I really think these boys want to put in a performance, and hopefully Saturday, they will put in a productive shift. I am not confident that we will win Saturday against derby, and i personally will settle for a decent performance from our players win or lose. I know i am being a bit defeatist, and i am being realistic about our season. We will more than likely need the jan transfer window, but you never know? As the song say's, 'I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES' YOU CAME ALONG' BUT NOT SO SEXY FOOTBALL... Kamara started to get his act together when he bagged 2 goals then he got injured, and Fonte scored a nice goal from a tight angle, and he never got on the score sheet after that. I am a bit apprehensive on what sort of performance we put in sat. Like i said, the internationals have had a bearing on our iffy season so far. I would like to be wrong about my thoughts to date, we shall see about that one....
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Owen, one of these days you'll work out what you believe. All your posts contradict one another. You are the nicest person on this board but boy do you turn out a load of tosh.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:00 PM
 
Jim' you have got to agree that it has been a funny old season. I really believe under normal circumstances, no injuries, internationals in the way,early season form from the leeds, ipswich game ect, we could beat anybody. That 1 one word' so typically 'FULHAMISH' springs to mind. A week ago, i really believe we will beat Derby County and avenge that embarrassing defeat of last season. A day after the internationals, i have some self doubt. What if we are not fresh enough for a full blooded battle on sat? Will some of our most influential players be up to speed? It goes on and on. I can't work my team out? I don't know what to think sometimes. I come up with a million and 1 reasons why we lose or will lose or should win? This is Fulham at the moment. I try and make a case for Kamara and fonte and co, because it makes no sense to criticize them 247. I would love us to start our season again with a win on sat, but i am doubting it, what do you think? Either way, win or lose, this is Fulham, and we will always love and hate them, but we love them anyway....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:34 PM
 
Down worry about the Internationals and players involved. We are not Man city or Chelsea where all there first team are involved. We have a few players away just like most of the other teams in the championship. The fix is simple Cairney will be back on Saturday and in the transfer window get us Dwight Gayle. put together a 10 game run 6 or 7 wins a couple of draws and a defeat and we would be in the playoffs and looking at automatic promotion. My point is there is a still lots of football to be played and we know know what we are missing.
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I have been reading a couple of articles that Odoi has been stating that other teams have 'sussed out' Fulham's style of play and we haven't changed it. REALLY ??? Has it taken THAT long to notice it? We supporters have been crying out for the last 2 months at least that we cannot continue trying to walk the ball into the opposition's net. As he goes to say, we are not Barcelona or Man City. We do not have the world class players to continue in this manner. If nothing changes against Derby on Saturday, and we lose again, there MUST be a change of manager before we are fighting yet another relegation battle. Do us fans really care if the football we play is not the prettiest, as long as we are clocking up the 3 points week in and week out. Apart from maybe Wolves and Villa, are there any other teams with a stronger squad than us? We should be top 3 and maintained it all season. Looks like Joka has lost the dressing room. Apparently he doesn't talk much with any of the players anyway. Are the team not giving 100% because they have lost all faith in him and his coaching techniques? It's funny how a team that has it's manager sacked, suddenly can change into a completely different side within a game or two of a new boss coming in. Funny game eh? Oh and God bless Jimmy Conway and his adoring wife. Sorry they have had such a terrible time with his illness.
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How can you blame the manager. Two of his best players were sold after a very good season last year. The players brought in were not of his choice. He was crying out for a striker and a left back and received an injured left back who missed the first quarter of the season with injury.and a couple in Kamara who looks as though he is about to get sent off every game, and Fonte who is too lightweight for a championship player.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 6:50 PM
 
Hi Brian. What happened to Jimmy Conway? Pigeon post is unreliable in these parts.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:29 PM
 
What nonsense Bert, two players doesn't make that much of difference to a team's form. We lost a left back and a winger. We never had a striker to speak of last season and during our best run of form (post Christmas) Martin scored one goal!! Last season everyone was complaining that Aluko couldn't hit a barn door and this season he is some kind of wonder player. What short memories some people have. Malone is a reasonable player but nothing special and if Sess is the wonder kid so many think he is we must be stronger in that position than last season. Ergo, the manager's tactics are the cause of the lost form with his stubbornness to play from the back when every team we play press high and put us under pressure. A twelve year old can see it so I am amazed people like you believe the transfer window is the reason.


posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:51 PM
 
The Arizonan, If you caught the BBC1 documentary with Alan Shearer last night, that is his problem. He has ECT (dementia) brought on by heading footballs (mainly in training). He had to be locked up in a safe hospital due to outbursts of attacking family/friends. He is now 71 but his wife has stuck by him all the time. I read the whole article on newsnow.co.uk /fulham and it is very sad reading. Do you remember how good he was on the wing with Les Barrett and Steve Earle up front, and Jimmy's brother John in defence? Those were the days of 'happy football' with dedicated not overpaid/under-performing players.
posted by Brian (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:24 PM
 
Hi Jim, Bert must be on another planet or a Brentford fan in disguise! I agree with you word for word. With the players we have we should have slaughtered most of the sides we have played so far. A loss to Burton Albion was a total disgrace. Joka should have been sent packing then. I really do not look forward to Derby on Saturday and another TV humiliation. This must be Joka's last chance. Win or else!!
posted by Brian (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:29 PM
 
Thanks Brian. The clue's to my ignorance is in my handle: I'm a small-time rancher in north central Arizona. I knew the Conways from more than several lock-ins in a pub the other side of Wandsworth Bridge, the name of which escapes me. Being half-Irish myself Ienjoyed the company and their football. Sad that Jimmy got his problem from heading the ball. Wouldn't happen to any Fulham player these days. Sorry to hear the news but thanks again for posting it.
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...or rather...at which stage are you?
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Sobering up ...
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Stage one - the great escape
Stage two - Europa league finalists
Stage three - Relegation from the Prem
Stage Four - Magath and Symons
Stage five - The manager with no plan B
Stage six - ???

posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:56 PM
 
Kevin Nolan with Dwight Gayle up front - simple
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Interesting reading the thoughts of Wolves owner regarding FPRules, he recons so what if they get fined a few quid over spending, getting promotion will pay for that, brave words,but very gung- ho, he said wolves will spend any amount to get in prem ,is this the words of a dreamer or is FFC to much of a gentlemens club to do this?. We tried it once got burned but never went up, QPR did it and have been hammered, look foreward to the outcome.
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In which case they should also ban them from going up if they break FFP rules.
posted by Midds - Monday 13th November 2017, 3:55 PM
 
Agree with Mids
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:58 PM
 
Bitters have not been hammered yet there appealing will probably take another year Then they will probably play for time again might even be around when ffp is abolished as it seems only to be put into practice against certain teams
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now i'm not normally one to discuss problems but fink dare will be twabble at this game? hope not, fink dem days is behind us! do imagine qpr milling about dough, no ing dat boaf brentford and fulham is abat.
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Loves these posts by you always John. However, you strike me as one to do a runner if it ever kicked off around you.
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In your opinion ,if SJ uses the same tactics and Derby beat us on Saturday . , should he admit defeat and step down.? yes or no.
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Yes ,on account we could be very very close to bottom 3 if we get sod all out of this game.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 1:23 PM
 
Yes - no question. Bring in Michael Laudrup asap
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:57 PM
 
Certainly not, he is our Manager and when he gets the players he wants not those foisted on him, he will show the doubters how wrong they are, and if you can not hack it as a Fulham supporter there are other clubs you can support.
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Why on earth do the Guardian newspaper want to scrap the Rememberance Day Celebration. I know that it's a typical Labour rag, but even they shouldn't stoop that low. Still I suppose any connection with Jeremy Corbyn, who hates Britain and all it stands for shouldn't really surprise us.
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Don't you dare politicise remembrance of people who died in sometimes futile conflicts. People with pots of money seem to think the world was made for them. Sorry it was made for all of us to enjoy
posted by Andy S (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 2:58 AM
 
There are many on this board who lost family members on the battlefield, on the home front and in the borough, me included. Today was a day of remembrance for all our friends and family we knew, and for the countless others we didn't know but who died in wars and conflicts worldwide. We get back to bitching about recruitment and tactics now but remember they never had that opportunity. It was taken from them. Fulham Foorball Club, like the United Kingdom, is built on loyalty and devotion. Loving the club is not a fad, a whim, a following of convienience; following Fulham is in the blood, a reality that is both cultural and passioante. We are Fulham, we are West London, we are British and for all on this board hopefully this will never change.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 13th November 2017, 3:54 AM
 
Sorry to be picky but we are south west london !
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:36 AM
 
War , was is it good for , absolutely nothing .
posted by Edwin s (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:41 AM
 
Also Fulham fans from far and wide.
posted by Colm Fc (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 7:52 AM
 
well said arizonian ,, and lts , wot do you expect from the guardian , the newspaper of the privelidged left
posted by moreline (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 9:12 AM
 
Remembrance Day is sacrosanct. Unfortunately the editor of the Guardian Katharine Viner has huge Middle east influences and just look at the staff list for the Guardian, that tells you the real story!!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 11:46 AM
 
Pity that the politicians don't fight the wars, maybe they would come up with other ways to reach a solution other than innocent people sacrificing their lives.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 12:27 PM
 
What about all the people WE killed over the centuries? What about the wars WE initiated? What about the relatives and friends of those people. Should we remember those fallen people too? England has invaded and downtrodden many countries in search of the commonwealth, tortured people, killed people and treated them like animals. Poppy day is farce!!!
posted by The Pacifist (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 8:24 PM
 
Simple answer Pacifict....they deserved it. Now jog on.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 11:01 PM
 
Poppy day isn't a farce and you can't rewrite history. It was what it was. You need to grow up, grow a pair and stop the virtue signalling BS.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 12:53 AM
 
Typical fascist response!
posted by Pacifist (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 1:27 PM
 
Yes but we are in the West End of south West London !!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 5:46 PM
 
Presume remeberance Sunday is a day for all to Remember there loved ones passing not just one nation
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 5:51 PM
 
Agreed Len, which is what I wrote.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 2:16 AM
 
 
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They could have gone to anywhere and up the road to 'Chelsea' or even 'Arsenal', but no' they chose SW6 Fulham! The boys from Brazil are in town, and training on our hallowed turf in preparation for a game against England on Wednesday. We are privileged, we are blessed, i hope some Brazillian magic rubs off onto our players. We have 1 Brazilian down here by the name of Lucas Piazon, and we miss him immensely, i wish him a speedy recovery. 'If you are listening Lucas''' WILL YOU HAVE A QUIET WORD IN THE EAR OF 'MARCELO' THE GREATEST LEFT BACK EVER, AND BEG HIM TO SIGN FOR FULHAM!!! At age 29 Marcelo would probably fail our strict age transfer system! It will never happen in a million years but, can you imagine Marcelo playing down that left side with Ryan Sess linking up? That would be poetry in motion! Speaking of Brazil and how they play football, i hope Fulham can find our rhythm come saturday against Derb County, and play with confidence once again. IT IS A DREAM I HAVE' COME ON BOY'S, DO LET'S PLAY FOOTBALL AGAIN!!! AND MARCELO' YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!
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SORRY FOR POSTING 2. I THOUGHT MY FIRST POST GOT LOST OR DELETED....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th November 2017, 9:01 PM
 
Bless you your reverence, Your sermons are so uplifting
posted by JOXOR (Guest) - Sunday 12th November 2017, 10:18 PM
 
Owen, Lucas Piazon is a Chelsea loanee. So strictly speaking, we're not really that 'blessed' that he 'chose' FFC. But hope to see him back soon after a wretched run of bad injuries.
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The samba boys are actually here at SW6 Craven Cottage guys'' That is awesome news! There are a lot of pictures to look at on Fulham TV site if anyone is interested? I think we have 1 Brazilian down here by the name of Lucas Piazon? I wish him a speedy recovery, and we miss him immensely. Hey' Lucas' if you are reading this forum? I beg you kindly, to tap up the 'GREATEST LEFT BACK THERE EVER WAS, and is'''' bY THE NAME OF 'marcelo' of REal Madrid. I think he is 29 now, and he wouldn't get past our strict age system? But hey' he is 'MARCELO' and he plays at left back, and he possesses plenty of pace! Can you imagine Marcelo on our left, and linking up with Young SESS? Why SW6? We are blessed, we are truly privileged. They could have gone anywhere, Chelsea up the road? North London Arsenal? They chose our Fulham, our Craven Cottage. We have a great history of players like George Best coming down to the cottage, and i feel proud that the boys from Brazil have come down here to train and show off their silky skills. Let's hope some of their magic rubs off on our players... MARCELO' YOU ARE THE MAN!!! IF YO EVER CONSIDER MOVING TO ENGLAND SOON? PLEASE MAKE THAT MOVE TO OUR DREAMLAND THE COTTAGE, AND PLAY AT LEFT BACK ANY TIME SOON!!!!!!!!
 
 
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There ends it, we love the club, old and young fans, we love the club. WIN LOSE OR DRAW. The players come and go as do the board. To them its a living or a plaything. Some on the board should hold their heads in shame, as for Slav, great man great manager , give him the tools , let him control team selection and let us fans settle down and smile a bit more !
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Good idea Son !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 12th November 2017, 5:52 PM
 
 
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Our players have come in for a lot of criticism so far this season, and i think most would hold their hand up to the flak coming their way at a rate of knots! Judging from a few interviews on the Fulham TV, they know, and want to improve on a wasted season so far. I don't think it really matters which team Fulham play next, at home or away? the enthesis is on winning, and putting together solid performances from now on..From the vibes i pick up on this forum, most fans would like to see young ryan sess, sold to the highest bidder. I really think a lot of wishes on his sale will come true in january. I say this because it wouldn't take a lot of persuading on ryans part through his advisors to go this time. We really should be worried if that is the case, because the likes of Tom Cairney could follow suit, and then after him, who knows who? I really worry for Fulham if there is an exodus of players because we could be in danger of a further drop into obscurity. The reality is, we cannot do anything about recruitment until january, but i wonder if there is a tinge of hope around the corner? Will the likes of 'Font' 'Kamara' 'Mollo' 'Cisse' 'Soares' pick up the bit? Scoring goals is the golden ticket, is there a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'moment and finish leading up to january? I honestly think that the new guy's really want to do well, and they know deep down that a stay in england and especially one of the best parts of the country, is down to how well they play and a goal fest is a ticket to wonderland. I am guilty of being the ultimate optimist on this site, and i make no apologies for that. What i fear the most now, we go deeper into gloom, and really lose our way. A few more losses and a club sale in jan, is scary!!! I saw a chink of hope in Kamara when he finally got his goal, and a 2nd. He picked up an injury after that, and yes i think he wants to score more goals. Fonte scored one from a very tight angle some way back, and maybe with some thinking, and a shuffle around in positions here and there, Fonte could find his way into Slavisa's way of thinking. Fonte is not a hopeless case, and with the right advise, he could still do a job. Let's hope the internationals doesn't bring on any more injury worries. We move on to the next game, and bring on 'Derby County'.....
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Owen if we want to get the best out of Fonte and Kamara, we have to change our system. They don’t suit tiki-tak football. Fonte looks like he could be a natural finisher inside the six-yard box and Kamara would be better roaming just inside the penlty box. Both probably are only good having the last ball and play numbers game. Give them 5 chances inside the box, they will score 1. Unfortunately, our system needs them to link up play and these are not the reasons why they were worth what we paid for them. So let’s change the system and be more direct in the opposition half. Put more balls into the box and let them do their work. This is probably the only chance of getting more goals to win games.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 11th November 2017, 6:02 PM
 
Anything and everything John, Fonte and Kamara maybe a slight hope. If Slavisa can find round holes in square pegs? and a bit of change here and there, we might see some goals. I think these guy's truly want to perform, and there is still some time, but alas'running out....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 11th November 2017, 6:14 PM
 
I don't believe we'll be relegated this season, because with a few changes in January both in and out, will see us improve to a mid-table spot. If we get the luck of the draw, we might even snatch a play-off spot. That's about as realistic as I could see right now. What needs to be enforced for the Derby game is that everyone is playing for their team mates and their own place in the team, or be loaned out in January like Woodrow. The downside of course is that everyone has a bad day at the office and that MUST be addressed by Jok. for example, get a motivation 'doctor' to talk with the boys, get them to believe in themselves and one another, and for Jok to create a 'winning mentality' team spirit which scores goals every match. Unfortunately, as well as Jok's dubious tactics his long-face demeanour at matches is that of a loser this year and that would affect both fans and the players.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 12th November 2017, 4:46 AM
 
Given the interest in Cairney from Newcastle, could Fonte have been bought as No 10 if Cairney is sold? With a good centre forward he may look better. Having Fonte and Cairney in the side is similar to Ruiz and Berbatov - you can only play one No 10. Apart from a centre forward we of course need a centre half.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Monday 13th November 2017, 5:34 PM
 
 
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I know it’s over a week now since the disappointing loss at Wolves and the 3 terrible games prior to that. I wanted and should be over it by now but every time, I see the league table I get so annoyed and frustrated by what happened to the club in the last 6months. We went from hero’s and most feared and talked about club out slide premier league to almost a complete joke and if we don’t get our acts together after the international break, we could well be looking down rather than up. How can it go so horribly wronged n such a short space of time. Apart from Macdonald and maybe Frederick, not any of the other players are playing at half the level they were in he beginning of the year. Why?! Really losing a couple of players can have such detrimental impact on the team?? What else is going on in the club we don’t know. Why did the club allow a person who is not fit and proper, and has zero football experience, to be wholly responsible for the transfers? Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot - we’ve do exactly that. Given the clear success Slavisa brought to the club last season, they should have backed him with what he wanted to improve the team. Do you think the spurs coach has no say on the transfers now?? Anyway I am just so frustrated by the club and we can’t blame anyone, not the ref, the oppositions for dirty play, the league or the FFP, except ourselves!!!
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except ourselves ?? dont remember missing any chances this season and i certainly didnt buy fonte , its khan little khan mac and the happily departed kline that is 2 blame
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 11th November 2017, 2:05 PM
 
It should obviously read we can’t blame anyone but ourselves!!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 11th November 2017, 4:02 PM
 
well john its gone tits wotever way ya look at it , hope sj pulls us out of our current malaise
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 11th November 2017, 4:22 PM
 
 
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Although most of us are glad to see the back of Kline and his "project" I don't really see how his departure changes much in the immediate future. We still have the same players, the same head coach and the same tactics (presumably).

What our team needs is a good kick up the backside to stop losing the ball in our own half. I note they did the same against So'ton. That doesn't mean we have to stop passing out from the back it just means we have to pass to player that is not closely marked. I'm pretty sure that's what SJ has drummed into them. The problem is that, the players confidence is so shot right now that Carshalton Athletic could press us high and score a couple of goals.

I don't see why we cannot play with a proper number 10 in the team (what is a false number nine anyway??) that can hold up the ball and play through balls to anyone of four front men running on. Tom Cairney could easily play this role and although I don't think they are necessarily good enough for a sustained push for promotion, either Cauley Woodrow (called back) or Stephen Humphries could play the number nine roles at least until we steady the ship and are able to bring a couple of strikers in, in January.

If you look at Palace, they have exactly the same problem. No front men and it is obvious to me if we continue to play with Fonte and Kamara we will, sooner or later, do a Palace and be fighting relegation.

What's needed now is to forget any ambition of top six and just plod out some decent results playing back to basics football. And for me that is four at the back, two holding in midfield, two wingers and two mobile strikers. It's not rocket science is it??
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above all we need a couple of wins to get our confidence back! right now, we are almost at a point everyone is afraid to make a pass or even receive a pass incase they would lose it! That's not good for a team built on tik-tak football.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 12:31 PM
 
I'm dreaming of looking up not down coyw
posted by dreamer (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 3:17 PM
 
You say that Tom Cairney could play as a number ten? I may have been dreaming, but I thought he had been for the last few seasons.As for bringing Cauley Woodrow back. He has been given chances, but although I admire his fondness for the club, he hasn't made the most of the opportunites given. We do need a striker, everyone knows that. We have a rule not to buy ancient players, but Charlie Austin can't get into the Southampton first team, but still scored a hat trick against us. He didn't do bad at QPR, and is far better than anyone we have. just a thought.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 6:08 PM
 
That is not how I’ve seen Cairney Bert. He has been our playmaker or our out ball. The number 10 that I am referring to plays behind the main striker and holds the ball up and/or works in tandem or abreast of the main striker. I believe that Cairney can play that role but right now and last season he was very much a central midfield player.
posted by 1879 (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 6:20 PM
 
Good post 1879. Agree with it, but there's good news and bad news on Cairney. The bad news is you probably won't see him start this side of Christmas. The good news is he's unsellable with a crook knee. Count him out for now. If we get a decent offer for Sess we need to take it early in the window and get the championship-level players everyone knows we need. FFP has tied our hands, as is true for every division in the football league. Unless FFP is recast or repealed it will be the death of league football as we know it.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 11th November 2017, 4:15 AM
 
 
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If you still believe, put £20 in and get your season ticket money back!!! Brentford have lower odds! Really?? Are we really that bad!
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You can get 66/1 for relegation which is a better bet.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Thursday 09th November 2017, 7:03 PM
 
Don't bet on either.
posted by Marbs (Guest) - Thursday 09th November 2017, 10:52 PM
 
11/1 £20 and you get your season ticket back - you don’t go to games. Put £50 on and that covers it and a good night out
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 09th November 2017, 11:29 PM
 
Wonder what position we would be in the premiership if we had been promoted
posted by dreamer (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 8:59 AM
 
a very good position at the bank ,.
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 11:34 AM
 
Fill your boots realist !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 10th November 2017, 7:06 PM
 
I had a dream that Huddersfield got relegated, Fulham were promoted, and Scott Malone came back to Fulham next season...They say dreams can come true, but I wouldn't bet on this one.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 11th November 2017, 7:26 AM
 
Bert you won’t see malone if the current manger is here fact !!,,,
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 4:58 PM
 

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