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COME ON YOU WHITES
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COYW This is our day, lets roar the boys on today and give the support they deserve, and thank them for a great season, it has been a while since we have games to look forward to. Remember who are the bigger club. FULHAM. Fulham thru & thru
posted by Shane (Guest) - Saturday 29th April 2017, 12:17 AM
 
 
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Several posters on here are contemplating our possibly imminent return to the Premiership.I would just like to point out that we were never in the Premiership and hopefully never will be as it is filled with Rugby League clubs.I personally am joyfully looking to our return to the Premier League.
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Whoops Union not league,mind you what's the b****y difference ,it's all egg chasing.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:50 PM
 
It has also never been officially known as the top flight, cream of British football or this season's top 20! On behalf of every one of us morons who have used these or any other aberration instead of the term 'Premier League' I apologise from the heart of my bottom.
posted by 5crawny - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:55 PM
 
Bless you 5crawney may your things never wither.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:05 PM
 
It WAS called the premiership a few years ago !
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:43 PM
 
In protest at the way our league has been hijacked by the soulless money grabbers that now run the show perhaps true football supporters should stubbornly stick to calling it the English First Division It certainly works for me
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:53 PM
 
For me Rugby and Football is a bit like oil and water - they do not mix! I am a football fan. While I'd watch some rugby, mainly internationals, I can never see myself , even if wanted to, support a rugby club the same way I'd support a football club. It would be easier for me to chainge to another football club than to choose a rugby club. Anyone here as fanatic a rugby club as they are with Fulham??
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:26 PM
 
 
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Friday 28th April 2017, 3:56 PM



 
There's an excellent piece in the football section of the Telegraph online penned as a farewell to The Orient. Very "Fulham" in so many ways. Worth a read and some reflection.
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Football is a litany of incompetence. As a Londoner, I'm sorry to see the demise of Orient. Some irony that the owner, an Italian waste management magnate, has consigned the club to the bin. Mind you, when Hearn sold the club, what sort of due dilligence was done? Dodgy Italians buying English clubs - now, where have I seen that ending in tears before? Mind you in our division, the standout act of incompetence this season has to be Birmingham City sacking Gary Rowett and appointing Franco Zola. Another example of a chairman who let vanity rule his decisions, with the club now facing a real possibility of relegation.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 4:13 PM
 
Shame really. But I'm sure the orient fan wouldn't care much if Fulham went down.
posted by DG (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:48 PM
 
such a lovely name ,
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 10:55 PM
 
 
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There are still a few results fulham need to tie up yet if we are to get back into the premiership. It could be a nervy game against Brentford starting Saturday, but whoever scores the first goal? any nervous dispositions will fade and our boys at fulham will play good football. We have that ability to kick in that down to business play football mode nowadays, especially if we go a goal down. If we get across that finish line and fall into dreamland, the premeirship? We are in good hands with the scope of the players we have at fulham. Most are young and still developing/improving/and with lots of potential. I would rather have our squad of players any day over the newcastle squad. Newcastle will need to spend a massive amount to compete with the top ten i the prem. I am assuming that benitez's ambitions will be up to that level. Benitez will not get the sort of money he is used to getting at those other top teams he managed in the past. I really think he will walk away from newcastle,there are too many difficulties in the way up north for benetez. I know there are questions about our defence in particular? Honestly, i feel that problem will be easy to solve. We are in london, and there will always be players made accessable to us in the market. Does it depend on the type of defender/s we want? Our style of play is crying out for the premeirship,and with the current set up we have including (chairman khan) We need to keep on his good side and yes his wallet will be rattled for funds. The experience of Scott Parker, in particular, will be vital to our young squad and maybe a older head defender might be helpful also. We have a really nice squad of players and i wouldn't want to pick anyone out to get rid of. I expect that the likes of Chris Martin will be going back to Derby? Derby have put it in the press officially that is a definate. Chris Martin is not a premeirship striker in my books, and i am happy to get shot of him! A Jermaine Defoe would suit us better for a season or two around the likes of young sess, Aluko/ kebano/ and aite. It is very exciting times indeed for us, and i know all fulham fans will be looking forward to playing thelikes of man utd/ liverpoool/ and our neighbours chelsea!!! We just need to book that plane ticket on the way, and we all know what we need to do before that.....
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Nice post Owen - still full of positivity I see:-).

Although most of us do not want Chris Martin at Fulham next season, actually Derby don't have a say in the matter as the contract all three parties signed has a provision for only Fulham to make that decision.

Personally, I am really nervous about tomorrow's game. I know we only have to equal Leeds' result to make sure of a play-off position but I don't see Leeds losing to Norwich at home after their last two results and although on paper, we are by far the stronger side Brentford, will I am certain, be our hardest game of the season.

They are a strong side and raw passion saw them beat Rangers last week rather than skill. They will come at us all guns blazing for the first 20 minutes in both halves and Fulham will really have to be on their mettle to avoid conceding.

We need to take all the passion out of the game with accurate passing and calm heads without silly mistakes at the back. We should, in my opinion, play a high line like we did against Huddersfield and press the ball with our forwards allowing our midfield to pick up stray balls when they make mistakes and get the ball quickly to the front three.

All things being equal, we should win the game but I would not be surprised if we have to get a result next week in order to cement ourselves in sixth place.

I am REALLY nervous!

COYSW!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 28th April 2017, 10:31 AM
 
Personally I can't see Leeds winning tomorrow. Norwich scored more goals than anyone else except Newcastle and Fulham. Leeds, right now, probably can't even score in a Brothel. But you are correct - everyone is nervous and sooner we can start (dreaded first 10mins) playing the ball the more confident the team will become.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 10:58 AM
 
MST ever since we have had a whiff of the playoffs I have been nervous before each game and I know BFC could go pear shaped but we only have to look at what we can do and let Brentford fans be the nervous ones, no party pooping tomorrow. COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 11:26 AM
 
A few weeks ago, I wrote that we'd peaked too soon with the sensational win at Newcastle. But I was wrong. We went into meltdown after that game, but we've revived so briliantly in the last four games, beating much stronger teams than Brentford. So I'm feeling very confident. Thirteen goals scored in the last four games, four conceded. More of the same please lads.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 2:40 PM
 
MST, I am also a bit nervous, but if like you say we play a high line and our pressing game? we should be okay. A goal in front would calm the nerves, but even a bad start will be okay. We play well also with a goal down. For one reason or another, fulham can go into a predatory hunt down the victim's stage which will be bad news for brentford. What i really worry about most though, is the play-offs? There wont be any surprises to our opponents. They all will have lost to us along the way, and it will be a even more dangerous time for fulham. I still say cyriac could be the last surprise in the pack of cards? which we might need to win through the play-offs. He hs a reputation as a quick impact player, and this unknown quantity could be vital in the final game??? There will be tired legs out there on the pitch,especially if there is extra time? It has been a long season and it might come down to the club who wants it most. Let us hope the ball is in our court when the time comes....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:49 PM
 
 
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Hey, I have a spare ticket for the Riverside tomorrow if anyone wants. Will take £20?
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Speak to Chris Martin best place for him.
posted by HAPPY FAN (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 11:08 AM
 
 
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I kid you not, Brentford have organised coaches for away fans to Fulham this weekend. Leaving from Brentford at 1:15 PM, £15 a ticket. http://www.brentfordfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/fulham-v-brentford-away-day-guide-3693415.aspx
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What does that say about what Brentford FC think of their fans??! Saying that I am sure we had coaches organised for the Charlton away game last year!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:59 AM
 
we did John, but that's because the trains were shut down that day!!! It was an hour and a half trip by public transport from craven cottage... not the 15 minutes brentford will face tomorrow!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:02 AM
 
Coaches ? More than 1 ? Never .
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:06 AM
 
It says some are old and others are disabled are you really that obsessed about brentford
posted by Tarquin (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:08 AM
 
having said that, it's amazing anyone would pay that much for a ticket, what a joke of a club!
posted by Tarquin (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:17 AM
 
Old and disabled . The coaches , the fans , or both ?
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:28 AM
 
Tarquin so what are you , an inbred smallbrentford pikey or a Shepherd's Bush green , meths drinking queers park rangers tramp ?
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:55 PM
 
He is the love child of the two
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It is the 40 years anniversary on 14th May 2017 of the late great Bobby Moore's last football league appearance captaining Fulham to a 1-0 deeat against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.So sad that he encountered difficult times after his football career and had his life tragically cut short by Cancer. Scandalous, he was never given a Knighthood. R.I.P. top World class defender, 1966 World Cup winner.
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Why should a sportsman or woman be knighted ?
posted by Meatball (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 9:45 PM
 
As a recognition of the admiration of many mate, that's why. As a recognition of great achievements and there is none better than what Bobby Moore did. He is rightly revered and has his statue outside Wembley - today he would be knighted. In the 1960's they didn't give so many knighthoods is my impression. Moore is far more a clean and important sporting legend than Wiggins by example. Really good first post.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:24 AM
 
The system is completely messed up anyway! The British empire went from giving knighthoods exclusively to only the Queen's or the Prime Minsters' buddies to them selecting candidates from daily mail/the sun - e.g. anyone famous (and rich) with no consideration if they were the best in class for their profession. no body cares about it anymore...
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:22 AM
 
Phil , mate , i must have missed something . My local lifeboatmen volunteer and risk their lives to save people , they should be recognised , not highly paid sportspeople etc .
posted by Meatball (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:32 AM
 
When a sleazeball like like Philip Green can get a knighthood for making himself obscenely filthy rich, making thousands of people unemployed,ripping off pensioners and then skipping the country that gave him the knighthood to avoid tax, it's time to forget the whole farce completely. It should be for people who contribute selflessly to the community or the country, like civil servants who could earn much more in the private sector etc
posted by The Republican (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:34 AM
 
Interesting remark made by cyclist Laara Kenny on receiving her award. " there were men and women at the investiture who had put their lives on the line for their country and all I did was ride a bike" Great advert for her sport and a great cyclist.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:34 AM
 
sorry Mrs Kenny - should be Laura
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:39 AM
 
Riding a bike ? If she had any class she would have refused it !
posted by Meatball (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:45 AM
 
You mean like Andy Murray and the rest of them did?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 11:38 AM
 
It's a screwed system. They should introduce a tiered system of honours that realistically reflects achievements of sports personalities and celebrities, instead of placing them in the same categories as those who have risked their lives or massively changed the lives of others for the better.
posted by 5crawny - Friday 28th April 2017, 11:59 AM
 
Now Victoria Beckhams gong was deserved was it not?
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 1:37 PM
 
The whole thing belongs in middle ages,utter rubbish , so embarrising when tv announcers insists people have to keep saying sir some thing or other over and over again,insisting on saying sir!!!! bloody absurd.Most are or were tax exiles any way.Caine Jones Stewart , JOHN .ETC.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 3:14 PM
 
Get us into the Premiership, and Sir Tom Cairney would be fine by me. And if he wants to drive a flock of sheep over Putney Bridge, throw that in for good measure.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 3:56 PM
 
And pasture them in Bishop's Park ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 4:16 PM
 
And dress them up real pretty.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:33 PM
 
Sheep tell lies.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:55 PM
 
NOOO say it isn't so.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:23 PM
 
BAAstds
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:30 PM
 
It's beer -o- clock time over here TA i shall raise one to you.Cheers.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:45 PM
 
Thanks for the thought. I'll raise one of Moreline's Stella Artois with my upcoming lunch (it is Friday)... To you, Moreline and the rest of the Fulham faithful, have a great winning day tomorrow. Jim in Arizona
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:54 PM
 
cheers to the man from Arizona , need a couple of them stellers for the nerves , coyw
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 11:02 PM
 
phil cant believe it but I agree with you completely , long may it continue ,
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 11:04 PM
 
Why would the Queen give him a knighthood? He'd probably have tried to half-inch some jewels from the palace, the thief.
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Sad to hear that Martin Peters has joined two of our other 66 heroes Ray Wilson and Nobby styles in having Alzheimer's, Just imagine not being able to remember anything about the final.
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You do wonder how much damage has been done to these players heading the old-style leather footballs. Different generation, but it was reckoned to be a big factor in Jeff Astle's premature death at 59 from a degenerative brain disease.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:05 PM
 
Think your right Bacchus, heavy muddy pitches - equals heavy leather foot balls , the grounds these days are all well drained and what with the lighter balls hopefully brain diseases will disappear from the game.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 9:01 PM
 
Freddy, do you think it's anything to do with heading the ball over and over again? American football is (finally) looking hard at repeated micro-concussions. A top flight American football player, and true gentleman, Junior Seau, committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest so his brain could be preserved for analysis. Stop for a moment and think about that. He understood the problem of repeat concussive events and the effects it was having on him. I find that very disturbing and, essentially, a problem or a coming problem for all high-contact sports. Already US schools are making heading a ball a foul for under tens. I'm truly soory to hear of Martin Peter's problem. He too was a gentleman.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 2:45 AM
 
In American football the players have become huge. Concussion hits is a major problem because they torpedo tackle. I don't think there is any doubt that American football players are suffering brain injuries despite wearing a protective helmet. They are looking at similar issues in rugby union where there are also big issues about concussion especially players coming back onto the field having suffered a concussion injury, such as George North recently. Proper time out is needed i.e. six weeks. The problem is the clubs pay these players so much they cannot afford for them to be out for six weeks. So if they appear physically okay they courage the players to play. It makes perfect sense for footballers who played at the time when balls were much heavier, who headed the ball, to be exposed to similar risk. Football is now increasingly a contact less sport so players are in likely to suffer repeat injuries of the sort experience in rugby and American. I am surprised that in America, the home of ambulance chasing lawyers, that no one has sued the clubs or the NFL.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:31 AM
 
Personally don't think it's football related we all know people with dementia that's never kicked a football in there life personally think it's food additive related you don't know if modern food contents good for you dementia did not seem to be so prominent when I was a youngster ( mind you there was not the publicity )
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:25 AM
 
I agree with you Len. My father-in-law died this year a few weeks back of dementia and my mother-in-law is in the final stages. It is a disease not an impact injury.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 28th April 2017, 10:35 AM
 
To Phil's point, the NFL agreed a $1Billion settlement to close out a class action lawsuit. The lawyers, of course, will take a big chunk of that. BTW, the NFL (and by extension the courts) have included dementia AND Alzheimers within the scope of the settlement, thus accepting both as a possible outcome of repeated concussive injuries.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:41 PM
 
no body dies prematurely you die on your time.
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I read in the BBC gossip column today that Stockdale is out of contract this summer!! If Brighton don't want him or thinks he's not good enough - we should bring him back! I think he's still got a soft spot for Fulham!
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Paper talk is Chelsea and Leeds after him
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 9:00 PM
 
We should never have let him go. If we go up he would be a good shout.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 7:32 AM
 
If we stay down he will be a good shout!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 28th April 2017, 10:37 AM
 
I agree with phil . its getting 2 be a habit
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We're losing them. Good bye britain.
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Adam as i used to be a long distance lorry driver its not only in london but all over the country. The amount of rubber dubs going under is unbelievable.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 5:35 PM
 
There closing because they can no longer make money many other options for youngsters end of a area
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 6:11 PM
 
Now we're going it alone maybey we might be able to afford to have a drink again someday !!! Admitted it won't be for a while and I won't be around yo enjoy it but the younger ones amongst you will see this fine country return to its former glory believe me !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:16 PM
 
There's plenty of pubs to go round still. I keep on hearing the statistics about pub closures, but certainly in London, there's no shortage. Also, some are closing and being re-invented. Near me, a long established pub closed a couple of months ago, it's now changed hands and just re-opened as a pizza & beer combo. Let's be honest, the ones that are folding haven't kept up with changing times. Less is more... as they say.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:12 PM
 
Pubs now are so expensive for people. Nearly a fiver for basically a pint of water with hops. So youngsters have pre drinks at home and go out already pissed on sambuka.
posted by DG (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:21 PM
 
Fiver a pint DG? Only in London. Devon Bob (I'm sure) and I can beg to differ ;-)). Pint of Guinness £2.80 in my local.

Bacchus, I live in the sticks and there are five traditional pubs within walking distance of my house and a further half dozen less than 10 minutes drive away so I agree with you.

Traditional fish and chip shops? Now they are in decline ;-)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 28th April 2017, 10:42 AM
 
were turning sharia ,
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must wear green on Saturday to blend in with the pitch.
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Dont let me stop you .
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Rather odd item has appeared in print, regarding the new owners of Reading (or soon to be)seems the Prem league have said that Reading could be refused entry to the prem if they win play off,some about the owners don't go down to well,watch this space.
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Reading will have no influence on our playoff chances, and certainly will not get promoted themselves. Regrettably it will be Huddersfield/Sheff Wed who will stop us in our tracks
posted by Dogberry (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 5:29 PM
 
We are not in the playoffs yet but surely if we are, we can afford to be more optimisitic!
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Since I emigrate to united kingdom of England looked for a good footbal tobe fan. Told Fulham best old club so am surporter see Fulham play wolveshampton and now big fan wolveshampton aslo. Looking top clubs on internet leed Shefield Newcastle small towns in Yorkshire have moor fans than us y so ? shefield as oldest footbal club in world and shefield wedsday old 1867 ? Regards Mr v.wojciechowsi
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I'm not having that Sheffield United are the oldest club in the world for two reasons - it wasn't SUFC it was a club that eventually became them and secondly there must be another club just as old as if not who would they play against ;-)??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 11:48 AM
 
MST Re. your last sentence - your logic is beyond compare. It's actually now ruined my day as I shall be doing nothing but pondering your statement.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 12:14 PM
 
Well , they like to play with themselves a lot up north , they do.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 1:13 PM
 
To MST Wow  please  dont let the facts get in the way of your believes.  Your Polish  friend is on the right line . THE Wednesday  where formed in 1867 from an existing  older cricket  club of same name .  sheffield united where only created in 1889 because  The Wednesday moved out of bramall lane and the owners where after a Tennant.  Sheffield FC formed in 1857 and the oldest  football club in the world still playing . All three clubs are independent. For many people in the know Sheffield is the home of football.
posted by SWFC1867 (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 2:26 PM
 
For many , many others its not the home of football !
posted by Peacock (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 3:18 PM
 
Mr. wojciechowsi many legs pulling on here, as you say it in ingland, untied of kingdom. Be where my fullam fiends, do not belive such no no sense, he is st. micael taker from hounslow town, where the unclean peoples live.
posted by Simonski (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:18 PM
 
I worked in Sheffield for a number of years in 1990s very nice people and they love "The OWLS" some families have supported them for generation And it's a large city not a town . In the end it's just football down here
posted by Martin (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:19 PM
 
Always thought Notts County were the oldest.Just looked it up...1862!
posted by Barnes Old Boy (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:58 PM
 
There are a few reasons we have a small fan base but the main one is there are loads of other teams in London other than spurs, arsenal and chelsea all also have a smaller fan base than clubs in other cities since few have more than 3 teams
posted by Nicky (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 6:23 PM
 
It was a JOKE!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:21 PM
 
Blimey mate, you're having a difficult week.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 28th April 2017, 2:56 AM
 
Parapet, head, shooting. Never been any different since I agreed to moderate. Thick skin and a duck's back helps ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:32 AM
 
To Nicky Other cities do have competitors too. Within 35 mins. Drive from centre of Sheffield(population approx. 0.6 Million) we have
Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield united
Rotherham FC
Chesterfield FC
Barnsley FC
Doncaster rovers

Yet Wednesday still had over 42,000 away fans travel to Cardiff in Wales for a League One play off game (2005). 50,000 for a mid season Division Three home game with early kick off (1979) and 80,000 from Sheffield travelled to an FA cup game in London (1993) Thanks flower.

posted by To Nicky (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 6:55 AM
 
Nicky. Are those numbers correct? 42,000, 50,000 and 80,000? I'll go 't foot of our stairs! Which venues did all those people go to and who were against cos I'm fairly certain that being 't case, t'other team would ave ad no allocation at all lad....
posted by Bunch (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:14 AM
 
Bunch, I remember the 1993 occasion, it was the FA Cup semi final between Sheffield Wed and Sheffield. Utd at Wembley so the 80,000 was for both teams combined. The reason they played the semi at Wembley was because the other semi was Spurs v Arsenal and there wasn't a neutral stadium in London large enough. The police didn't want two sets of rival fans travelling north together so they played at Wembley. Being from Yorkshire, with the traditional chip on the shoulder, the two Sheffield sides said that if the southern teams get to play their semi there, well so should they. So to avoid having two sets of London fans travelling North, they arranged to have two sets of Sheffield fans travelling South. You know it makes sense
posted by The man who knows (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 8:59 AM
 
To Nicky Yes numbers are correct 1979 was "Boxing Day Massacre" 49,309 at our ground Hillsborough at the time that was our Segregated capacity but our record at home is 76,000 . 42,000 was millennium stadium play off final sold all our tickets then they sold us the blocks of empty seat in our opponents end but still limited us to 42,000 .Someone said at the time it was largest number of fans to travel that distance ??? The same thing happened last year against Hull at Wembley but again we were limited . The 80,000 was for both Sheffield clubs both I think the applications ran to 250,000 but I may be wrong.
posted by To Nicky (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:46 AM
 
Fair enough lad, I stand edumacated...
posted by Bunch (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:47 AM
 
I have family from Sheffield (mostly Blades supporters), and I very much hope that we won't be playing Sheffield United next season...
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Already, before the season ends with critical games coming up for us, this despicable arsehole is sounding out Cairney, and possibly affecting the mindset of our highly talented player. As bad as Klopp, sounding out Sessignon. I only wish FFC would voice a blanket ban on such possibilities prior to season end, tell Benitez to back-off - and the media is just as despicable, rumour-mongering toe-rags at every turn.
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You mean there is a story in the media linking Cairney with NUFC so you assume that it must be true?!?!?
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:02 AM
 
Weather it's true or not it still turns heads. Lots of football jurno's happen to be West Ham fans and keep mentioning that they will nick JOKANOVIC when the sack Bilic. It doesn't matter how well Fulham are doing they just talk about crap. I stopped buying ' news papers ' a long time ago.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:44 AM
 
The problem is not just newspaper but also social media! Cairney has been a subject of rumours since November and it hasn't impacted him. Unlike the situation with Mr Unemployed McBrolley who came out to say, and Martin who has no feelings for Fulham, I think Cairney is professional and committed to Fulham enough to ignore all that talk. There's no better reward for him personally in the short term than to get Fulham promoted!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:21 AM
 
There is a lot of controversy surrounding west ham and newcastle at the moment, so Cairney will be wise to stay clear of these clubs anyway. Benitez will want a big transfer kitty, which he won't get from Mr Chav Mike ashley. These 2 clubs looks like they are into a meltdown,and especially newcastle might be back into the championship before we know it. Any players who want to take that chance up northern newcastle? will need to buy a decent brolly and a lucky charm. I reckon Mike ashley will walk,he has got too many other financial interest going on at the moment especially a new franchise chain of shops in America. Newcastle are a sinking ship,be warned!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 10:51 AM
 
Why would Tom or Slavisa want to go to Newcastle and West Ham respectively. Newcastle think they are a bigger club than they really are. Never win anything. And West Ham , well they are now just a none club playing in a lifeless arena , rattling around with tourists. Completely lost their identity. If I was a brain dead hammer I'd be heart broken.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 1:23 PM
 
At craven cottage we may not be the biggest club in the world but we know who we are , with a fantastic place to play and watch the beautiful game with character and stile. COYW
posted by DG (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 1:28 PM
 
 
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Every time I listen to talk sport Jim white seems to think Leeds will qualify obviously not studying to closely even the biggest critic would put ffc in pole position won't state obvious reasons why !!! Talksport pundits scum united lliverpool lovers can't see past top six prem !
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Best thing dont listen to talk s///t they all talk it.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:44 PM
 
Jim White is just another obnoxious Talk Sh*"e presenter that is a total tool just like he is on SKY SPORTS
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:03 AM
 
You should look further than your nose. If nobody phoned in they would have no show. Unless they are controversial nobody phones in. If it is Leeds supporters they upset there are possibly 60,000 potential listeners. If it is Fulham it is a lot less for whatever reason. Maybe we are not as gullible.
posted by Andy s (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:20 AM
 
Your right but it has the most crap presenters of any Radio station in the UK and apart from Alan Brazil's and the Hawksby and Jacobs show (neither of whom take life too seriously) it is not worth listening too
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:29 AM
 
By the way that is why they don't like us. When they put out a wind up out on us nobody bites. Put one out to some of the big clubs and a whole lot of them bite. I would love to see a league table of who the most gullible supporter support. Talk sport won't publish one as it might offend the numpty's
posted by Andy S (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:29 AM
 
I only listen on the way back from a game. Most people can't be bothered to phone a radio station after watching a game. You do get some idiots on their then. Quite honestly it is like sun, the mirror and the mail. They are not aimed at the brightest folk. I don't wish to knock anyone but most of us are too busy to read in depth papers today
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6:50 PM



 
Got my ticket for Saturdays big match. Seated in the Johnny Haynes Stand. Couple of things I need to know. I want to do my bit to drown out those Brentford fans, and therefore will come equipped accordingly. I wanted to bring a drum but don't think it will fit through the turnstiles. Alternatively I have an old pub bell or I can buy a air horn. Will the police stop me from taking these into the ground? If all else fails I will buy a clapper board from the club shop. Black n White, loud and proud!!!!
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You can't do any of them you will wake them up !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6:54 PM
 
I had a frying pan confiscated at the turnstiles a couple of seasons ago. Now that you ask, I'd bought it at Robert Dyas in Putney High Street on the way to a game - as you do. So I'm guessing that if they wouldn't allow my Tefal into the match for fear of me performing grevious bodily harm with it, you may have similar problems.
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Does anyone else have a problem with no sound on the videos. Perfect picture but no sound. Any ideas ?
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Do and always have had problem with coaches interviews but that's him as he mumbles into his beard,no other problems with sound on Fulham tv,email them about it.
posted by brian (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 10:28 PM
 
Yes Dan, I have problems sometimes. Can't explain it, other than to say the problem seems to effect an iPad more than a laptop. Strange.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:29 AM
 
Could be the compression algorithm on the sound channel. Sound and vision are handled separately. I would suggest you ask the club's IT clowns Dan but it's probably not worth the effort. How, in the year 2017, can Jim McMullion's voice commentary drop out so often, home or away? Nobody seems able or willing to fix it. Jim in Arizona
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 4:53 PM



 
What if the fa had any clue about football. And leeds blow it. Would it be better for the fans. For the two northern clubs and the two southern clubs to play each other, Would be better on the old sky rocket.
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See, there you go being all sensible again Geezer. It would of course make sense as would moving the final to Old Trafford or another ground up north if that were the case but the FA and commonsense are two words seldom used in the same breath.
posted by Hints (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:39 PM
 
I am a bit confused are you saying the positioning shouldn't matter and that the play off semi finals should be arranged on a geographical basis. If that is the case it is possibly the daftest idea I have ever heard, which means the football league will very shortly be looking into it.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 4:50 PM
 
If you feel sorry for northern fans having to travel all the way to Wembley. What about Atletico and Real Madrid fanshaving to travel to Cardiff to play the Champions league final.
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 4:43 PM



 
Sounds like he's played his last professional game! A bit of an idiot which is very strange given how articulate he can be. Another sad example where potentials were never really fully maximised due to idiotic behaviour on and off the pitch! Definitely a case study for Sess to look at.
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The dreaded gambling addiction doesn't help
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6:40 PM
 
Joey Barton does however make a very valid point concerning the hypocrisy of the footballing authorities and their pact with the gambling devil. Watch any match on Sky or BT Sports and the viewer is assailed with non stop gambling advertisements. Ray Winston practically threatens the punters with GBH if you don't slap a bet on every five minutes. The lengths Chris Kamara goes to persuading you to part with your hard earned is shameless and frankly just a little disturbing. The disclaimers quietly and quite forgettably tacked on at the end telling the addict to stop when it is no longer fun is both patronising and totally ineffectual
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 4:34 PM



 
When I post, my Monika clear says MODERATOR not GUEST. Anyone who posts as GUEST or MODERATOR with (GUEST) in brackets is clearly not me.

So, from now on (just to save the children wasting their time) any post that is directly about me WILL be deleted so please don't waste your energy because your post will have a very limited time span.

I'm not interested in reading the nonsense some people like to write about me so I am sure as hell most genuine posters on this board feel the same.

Go play your silly games elsewhere and leave it to the adults to have debate about much more important and interesting matters.

S-I-G-H!!
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Quick question on the subject (sort of). How come there are so few posters registered when the vast majority post as "guest"? Seems strange to me, but there's nothing new there I guess. RGDS.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 5:20 PM
 
BTW, the above should have split into two paragraphs as per your previous reply. I'm using W10 and Chrome and posting in the browser. Your mileage may vary, as they say.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 5:22 PM
 
I just use internet explorer and it seems to work for me although currently on my iPad.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 5:34 PM
 
Sounds absolutely reasonable MST!
posted by Scrawnee (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:23 AM
 
the death of democracy on this site is here. good job we're leaving the eu.
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Thursday 27th April 2017, 1:25 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 4:02 PM



 
let alone promotion could Newcastle be relegated if these HMRC allegations prove to be true
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We can only hope
posted by The sheriff (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 4:20 PM
 
Wasn't West Ham mentioned as well? Tom and Slavisa take note.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Friday 28th April 2017, 9:16 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 3:52 PM



 
Pity to see Leyton Orient leaving the football league, just goes to show what can happen when a club is badly run.
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Fred the same as Wrexham york city tranmere rovers macclesfield town etc. And do you remember Accrington stanley going out in 1964 i think it was.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 5:54 PM
 
......and FFC went very close remember.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6:00 PM
 
I think that the vast majority of us now appreciate that just maybe we have a decent owner
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6:43 PM
 
Yes Fred he did it with out any fuss are bother. The style of a good geezer.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 8:14 PM
 
A guy I work with is an Orient ST holder and he hopes they fold and then do an AFC Wimbledon
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:37 AM



 
Is this ever going to happen?
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unlikely until we are in Premiership
posted by ffc supporter (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12:47 PM
 
I do know that the original design that MAF had done was completely re-drawn by a different architect. However SK has decided to go back to something similar to the 1st one. This is still be decided upon.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 1:20 PM
 
We have a fantastic opportunity to create a unique matchday experience. Already the approach to the stadium, especially through Bishop's Park is second to none. If we can access the stadium from the river side (without upsetting our sensitive neighbours) it will be even better. If, on top of that, we can arrive by boat and disembark directly into the stadium it will be a dream day out. add in a bit of hospitality and the club would have an unbelievable package for which they can charge top dollar. Only problem is, it would attract people who are there for the "experience" rather than the match as well as even more "tourist fans. It still drives me nuts to see the swathes of empty seats at Wembley for the first 15 mins of the second half while the guests finish their port and stilton, a line needs to be drawn. However we should not ignore the massive opportunity we face if we make it to the premiership
posted by The dreamer (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 1:56 PM
 
YAWN YAWN!!!!!!
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:05 AM



 
I am a bit worried. Not about Saturday's result against Brentford, but about Talksport now keeping tip us for a play off place, and the bookies are now making us 1/40, to get there. On top of that Leeds are already talking about another assault on the Championship next season, now that they have almost certainly missed out this season. A play off place for us is not a foregone conclusion by any means, and I do worry that it is almost being accepted that not only will we make the play offs, but that a Wembley appearance, and promotion will follow. Yes, I am worried that we might have a big let down coming. I do so hope that I am wrong. COYW
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Leeds are doing a great job to increase the pressure on Fulham and remove any from them for the games this weekend! Jokanovic is too clever to fall for this. I hope the players are too.

To be clear - the JOB is NOT yet done!!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:34 AM
 
You say you are a bit worried but NOT about Brentford. ?? If (when) we beat Brentford we are in the play-offs regardless as Leeds will not get either the points or goals necessary to stop us. Simples. Quel est la probleme?
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:47 AM
 
I think A C's concern is being in the playoffs is not the same as winning the playoffs. Nothing in life is certain but on current form it is no surprise Fulham are talked of as favourites. Whatever happens just remember the last few years and enjoy the ride!
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12:29 PM
 
At least all we need to do is match Leeds scores on Saturday. They still have to beat Norwich. Not foregon conclusion
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6:59 PM
 
More concerned about Saturday than Leeds or Huddersfield for that matter !!! Hate to say it but this bees side is probably one of there best ever !! ( not saying a lot ) but they could be dangerous we will need to be our best.
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Haven't heard from him for a long time. He's obviously keeping a low key while things are ticking along nicely. Personally, I think its a sign of a good chairman/owner. When things are going well - why get involved when he can play golf or go on his mega yacht. When things were bad (e.g. last year), he was around a lot to see for himself the issues.

I know there is still a lot of scepticism about Khan in this forum, but personally I never really had and don't have any problems with him. All the talk of him of having a different agenda is speculation with no facts. I think he genuinely wants to do well for Fulham. The days of an owner throwing money at a club is gone and not allowed under FFP. While he is seeking some publicity, it is more for his American football team (he was quite transparent it is part of his business plan when he took over Fulham), than for himself - unlike many owners nowadays.

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Good post John I don't have a problem with him. So far he has done what has been needed. When he first bought the club he wouldn't have known much about our game and would have acted on advice. Now he can act on what he knows as well as advice.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 10:43 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 10:14 AM



 
I have just heard that the Newcastle United MD has just been arrested, because of financial problems, and that West Ham are also involved. This could be interesting , if points are going to be deducted. ? ?
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Disqualify them and logically replace by next best team in black and white
posted by GUEST (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:21 AM
 
FA would not be interested in any tax irregularities! Not sure they have any jurisdictions on such matters anyway. But should relegate them anyway for clearly exploiting holes in the FFP rules!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 11:29 AM
 
The problem NUFC might face is not with the FA but the Premier League as they are a different entity??
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I cannot believe this game has not sold out, as it is the most important game we have had since Hamburg. Why when we need to get behind the whites no matter what.
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Presume you mean Saturday there's three days to go yet don't get your knickers in s twist !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:29 AM
 
It is a bank holiday this weekend so every one is coming to Devon for the sunshine. Mean while, I've had enough sunshine so i'll be on my way to the cottage. COYW
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 10:40 AM
 
Nice one Devon Bob. Hope they've laid on a cream tea for you at half time.
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Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7:17 PM



 
Who's the Daddy now? Jokanovic, Hogdson orTigana? Over to you, your choice. COYW
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All but in different chapters coyw
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Tuesday 25th April 2017, 2:37 PM



 
The ground as around 40,000 seats. All three home stands sold out so the empty seats in the small 6,600 seat capacity Leppings Lane away End have now gone on sale to home fans only and have been snapped up in a few hours . So home fans will surround the pitch on all four sides
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All tickets sold out now so will be 3,200 Fulham and over 36.000 Wednesday fans. Pretty unreasonable not letting us have the whole Leppjng Lane End
posted by Ewelldave (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 2:55 PM
 
We don't give away teams the away end but about half of it - rest is up for sale to anyone. Seems SW have done the same. We best NUFC 4-1 with about 1,000 fans high in the rafters. So players won't care
posted by Why (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 3:11 PM
 
Was it not nufc 1 ffc 3 ?
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 3:43 PM
 
We rely on day trippers to fill our small ground to capacity (even in the Premiership), so no gripes with them only giving us a half the away end. May as well give it to home fans rather than have empty seats. Question is....if we got to the playoff final, would we be able to fill half of Wembley? Probably not
posted by Jungle Jim (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 6:46 PM
 
Remember the number we tok to the Europa final Think we would fill more than you would think
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7:26 PM
 
In any case, should things work out on saturday it may not be in our interests to win at wednesday.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 8:34 PM
 
Win Saturday Sheffield game not so important. Presume if we do we will put out a team to avoid injuries as you can bet they will try to weaken us !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:34 AM
 
Would only give visitors the same amount they give us with no cash sales on the day !!!
posted by Freddie fulham (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:37 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 25th April 2017, 2:24 PM



 
can any body tell me when the next seasons fixtures will be announced? my son wants to book a holiday in England and hopes to see a couple of home games. Thanks.
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Premier league on the 14th june ,other 3 divisions on the 21st june .
posted by Stat man (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 2:37 PM
 
Many thanks Statman!
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13th May Championship semi-final A first leg 5-30pm kick-off 14th May Championship semi-final B first leg 12-00pm kick-off 16th May Championship semi-final A second leg 7-45pm kick-off 17th May Championship semi-final B second leg 7-45pm kick-off 29TH May Championship FINAL(Wembley) 3.00pm kick-off. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that we all meet up on the 29th for the final. COYW
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Yoy Diana ?
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 2:39 PM
 
Nice Jewish girl. I went out with her sister, Oi vey.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 4:28 PM
 
Sorry, should read "your diary"
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 5:04 PM
 
Bob , somehow yoy Diana sounds better .
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 6:34 PM
 
Bob you've been down the pub again !!!! See you Saturday !!
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BARNSLEY 2-1 DOWN WON 4-2 ROTHERHAM 1-0 DOWN WON 2-1 WIGAN 2-1 DOWN WON 3-2 HUDDERSFIELD 1-0 DOWN WON 4-1 I don't think there is another team in the championship that has come back to get 3 points from as many losing positions. This shows that even when we as fans lose faith, the players clearly have belief. Hence my optimism for the next 2 (hpefully 5) games
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Where do you get the idea that fans lose faith?? Let's not generalise all the fans because of a few individuals. Yes, said it before sometimes we are even a better team when we are behind. When we are determined to score, there's no better team in the division pinging the ball around.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 12:42 PM
 
He got the idea that fans loose faith from reading this site as oppose to attending away games. The fans at games are 110% behind the team unlike the moaners and stay away mob on this site.
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Does anyone know how to obtain play off tickets? How many will be avialble?
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I do !
posted by Meatball (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 10:46 AM
 
Meatball does.
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On Fulham TV there is a great promotional video, We are Fulham' We are ready for the fight! It shows dennis odi's back flip move with the ball ect,and a song pumping out .We are Legends'' We are gonna teach them a lesson'' Believe me, our fulham lads are not nervous, and just like the video blares out, we want to entertain! Young sess will want to score more goals and do his stage kick with the corner flag. Aluko will want to pull off some moves worked out on the training ground. Just take a look at his lastest interview. I think that if we get to the finals? it will be one of the most entertaining finals in years!!!! I urge you to look at this fulham squad again, do they look overawed or nervous? They want to entertain. We need to stop doubting them. Brentford are a good team,but so are fulham. Fulham are class, and they will make money doing that video on the finals!!!! It is all set up for it!!!!
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Anyone remember the bees song last season ? I think its time for a new one, Bees down Fulham up, bees down Fulham up to the song of knees up mother brody. COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 10:17 PM
 
Its brown , brody doesnt rhyme with down !
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Just been looking at the Fulham over 50's site and someone asked the question "what happened to the Fulham flag that was passed over the heads of the Fulham fans in the hammy end"? It would be good to see it return as it can be intimating to the away fans. What are your thoughts on this. COYW
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Their installing it at Wembley ready for us.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 10:13 PM
 
There's a Fulham over 50s site??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 5:19 AM
 
Yes there is, via Facebook. ( There are no negative comments)
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 9:21 AM
 
wot no miserable gits , lol
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 10:30 AM
 
Whats facebook ?
posted by OAP (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 10:47 AM
 
It's a bit like two gossiping housewives and a garden fence without the housewives and a garden fence...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 4:48 PM
 
Facebook is a platform for saddo's who don't know how to communicate face to face
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:33 AM
 
What like this site you mean ?
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Monday 24th April 2017, 5:39 PM



 
A lot of people are writing on this board as if promotion is now a foregone conclusion but most of us who know Fulham know that it is far from over until the fat lady sings.

Without doubt our season so far has been fabulous but I get the feeling that this board will be on fire with vitriol should we not beat Brentford or God forbid, we do beat Brentford and then go out in the semis (or even the final).

Brentford have a fine team and there is no doubt they (and especially their fans) would like nothing more than to put a spanner in the works so will play out of their skins on Saturday with what will, no doubt, be a hostile environment.

Hopefully our lads will keep their heads, we don't get any silly sending's off (Fredericks of late springs to mind) and the job will be done come 5pm. What we must all remember though is that we still have a fighting chance even if we lose to Brentford but none of us wants to be playing SWFC away for the pleasure.

So let's remember Juventus and make the environment as hostile as we can for Brentford and will that ball into their net. The nerves are killing me!!

COYSW!
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Not often you see Juventus and Brentford in the same context
posted by The raised Eyebrow (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 5:42 PM
 
We have just beaten three teams that are far better than Brentford, and if we are to return to the Premier League, then we should not be too worried about winning at home on Saturday, as every game that we play, will be far harder than this next season if we do make it. Let's get behind the lads on Saturday, and really cheer them home. COYW
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 7:05 PM
 
MST' i wouldn't worry too much about Brentford. Yes' in the near past we were calamity, and went through dizzy blond moments, especially at the back. In the last few games fulham are better organised, and i know slavisa will have done his homework on brentford ready for the weekend. Fulham are more professional and the worst scenario, if we are a goal down? slavisa will soon change a few personnel for the better. I also think that we will outgun brentford down both flanks with scotty malone and fredricks. I hope young sess will still be playing further up the pitch. If johansen isn't fully fit? we still have piazon who should come into this one fully primed this time. He needed a bit of time to get back into the swing after his jaw break. Scott Parker will i think be very handy with his experience, he is fresh and ready in a crisis or to defend a lead if we need him. And there is always our impact player ready and waiting on the bench (Cyriac) I have a good feeling about him. If we do get to the finals and there is extra time? cyriac could be the fresh player that comes on and gets us the winning goal... Looking through his profile and what other people say about him, likes to impress. The likes of kebano has got experience in the african nations,and he had a quiet game at huddersfield. He will not be overawed by the occasion. MST do our players look nervous? We are called the entertainers and just like Aluko said in his interview, fulham like to work on those flicks and moves,and when it comes off, it all looks good for the camera. Our guys are ready to entertain!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 9:13 PM
 
I don't think we are getting ahead of ourselves just getting excited about how things are going , although yesterday I was listening to a podcast about the demise of Sunderland and that Defoe will be wanting to come back to London and if we are promoted we are the preferred option !!!! now that is getting ahead of yourself.
posted by Tezza (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 11:20 AM
 
MST, how come you get the privilege of having your erudite contributions presented in paragraphs?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Tuesday 25th April 2017, 9:31 PM
 
You can use paragraphs when posting using a computer but not when using a smartphone or tablet. Same for all, I am no different.
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I always figured that getting to the playoffs was the hard bit; the fact that we play much better against teams above us in the league meant we would have a great chance in the playoffs. Now the bookies have us at 2-1 favourites to go up I feel vindicated , especially as we seem to be able to score penalties again. Bring it on!
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Its going really well change of keeper and martin banned coyw
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 5:11 PM
 
god moves in mysterious ways
posted by old (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 5:30 PM
 
I dont believe in dog, im a dyslexic athiest .
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Ok. The enormous expectations and the talk as we though we are already in the play-offs is scarey! There's still a lot of work to do and the situation can turn very quickly!

We've come a long way so I don't want to JINX IT!! So I will stop myself (and I hope we all do the same) from talking about play-offs until we match or better Leeds' score this Saturday!
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Make you right John I have been cautiously optimistic of our chances but feeling a little uneasy about the attention we are now getting. Even Channel 5 have had to swallow their pride and admit we have a decent chance. I am sure the guys will approach Saturdays game with great professionalism and fight tooth and nail to bag that play off spot. However until this is done all talk of semi final and final dates should be firmly shelved, lets not get carried away until the fat lady hopefully starts singing.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 5:03 PM
 
 
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Cant believe the game on Saturday that was 3 points I hadn't expected as the hope was always to go for the 6th place in the league and that would mean playing Hudders in playoff Semi finals.
Now I cant work out where we will finish and who we might play. The final will be a 50/50 affair and will be a brilliant day but you have to get there first.
So do we have a preference for the playoff semi's ?
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dont fancy wednesday
posted by peter (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 12:37 PM
 
Wed defence to tight ,any of others are ok , do away goals count? or is it penalty shoot-out???
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 1:25 PM
 
Agree, Wednesday on a good run and could be difficult to beat. Huddersfield and Reading play possession football and would suit us better. Just hope we do it against Brentford.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 1:30 PM
 
Totally agree with the people saying we don't want to jinks it and I would not have even mentioned it but I really did not expect us to get the 3 point at hudder's and be depending on the last game against Weds. But if we beat Brentford then maybe we will be in a position to dictate who we play as our last game is against Weds.
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I do hope all this talk about Sess and Cairney being snapped up by Newcastle and Liverpool as if we have no say in the matter is only press speculation. If we want to end all these rumours the club should make a statement along the lines of "if you want these two there is a minimum price of £40 million each" Realistically a tad high but it should do the trick.
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All the talk will stop if we can get in play off's and promoted. They would both be better off playing a season or 2 in the Prem with Fulham than going to Liverpool and play 6 games next year or going to Newcastle and not being any better off as all three team going up will be just hoping to stay up the following year,
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The current squad is more or less built from scratch since 2 years ago. What an amazing squad! The cost of the starting team is less than the cost of one Rhodes or McCormack! The cost of the squad is just under 20m! This is peanut when you compare with what Newcastle, Brighton, Wednesday, Norwich, Derby, Villa, etc etc spent!! Well done Fulham!


Bettinelli - Academy
Fredericks - 500k
Kalas - Loan
Ream - 500k
Malone - 500k
Cairney - 3m
McDonald - 2m?
Johansen - 2m
Ayité - 2m?
Aluko - Free
Sessegnon - Academy
Odoi - 1m
Kebano - 4m
Parker - free
Cyriac - 2m
Sigurdsson- 2m
Piazon - Loan
Button - 2m
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We paid fort Parker from Spurs Fredericks 250 thousand Cairney 3.5m rumour spent lot more for Sigurdsson what about Josebed we did do some good deals but who noes the real prizes where did you get yours ?
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 8:44 AM
 
Cyriac loan Malone swap for Richards no money mentioned
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 8:46 AM
 
Parker was free but yes, WAS on a high salary. But I believe not anymore. We paid 500k for Richards which we then swapped for Malone (what a deal!). Frederick- 250k. Even lower than I remembered - what a steal for someone who can probably run a 10sec 100 meters with a ball!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 24th April 2017, 9:10 AM
 
Paid 2m for Parker
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we have to win beat brentford as soon as possible to make it into the op 4???
 
 
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As much as I don't fear anyone now we have been playing so well. I have to say brentford have a few very good players Jota in particular. They are Playing well of late and we must just play it like my of the last 4 we have played with freedom and confidence. We must be cautious of Jota and brentford. Like the previous message tho I do believe Leeds will struggle to get 3 points from Norwich... I will be there cheering the boys on Saturday and hopefully we will make the dream reality by getting 3 points!
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BEWARE OF LITTLE BRENTFORD THEY ARE GOOD
posted by TSPRAGG (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 6:31 PM
 
AT WHAT ?
posted by Bees Swatter (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 6:36 PM
 
Jota is also out of contract at the end of the season so looks like he will be on the way somewhere else.
posted by Chris D (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 7:30 PM
 
How does that help us Saturday?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 7:58 PM
 
spose he might show up on baby khans radar
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 8:17 PM
 
Brentford are not to be underestimated , they have several useful players and they would like nothing better than to screw up our season . I would settle for a scruffy 1-0 as the 3 points should be enough for play offs , even if Leeds win as our goal difference so superior .
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 9:47 PM
 
FYI. Jots has one more year on his contract, and may well extend this.
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I must admit, hand on heart yesterday didn't come up with the results that I was expecting. I thought that we would do very well to come away with a point from Huddersfield, and I just couldn't see Leeds failing to beat Burton, but that's football for you, and why bookies get rich. I was watching Sky Sports, and when I heard that we were 1 down after 4 minutes, I began to feel that even worse was coming, but lo and behold within minutes the lads had reversed all that and we were ahead, and then another two goals followed before half time, and out came the drinks bottle to steady my nerves. Surely even Fulham wouldn't throw that lead away as at Wolverhampton. Now Burton are 2 goals up, is this a fantasy dream I was having. No it was all true, and in the end we only have to hold our nerve, beat Brentford and we will be there in the play offs. We are so nearly there, and I can't wait for Saturday. Please don't let our dreams turn into a nightmare ! ! !
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brentford have a very dangerous player and are full of goals , but first you got 2 get the ball of us , anyway could see norwich beating leeds or at least a draw , were close now , hope we get a wembley trip
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 3:29 PM
 
Me too, as I did not think that their highly praise manager would fall for our tactics again after we hammered them at home. It appears we have a far better Manager in SJ that any of us dared to hope for.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 8:20 PM
 
 
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This team has surprised me and I have supported FFC since school (1956). We have at last a Manager who seems to know his way about having done the same trick in Hertfordshire (Watford). No wonder West Ham Untd and other clubs are sniffing around. We must keep him, Cairney and both Sessegon's. We must invest in the summer in some Premiership experienced players no matter the outcome of this season, because IF we do not go up and I truly now want Fulham to we will need strength in depth. Anyone agree we actually play better without Chris Martin? Also I have to appologies for earlier comments at the last transfer window about bringing Mark Husdon back to Craven Cottage. You were right, he did not even make the team yesterday.
 
 
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What is it with some sports stars , a fat old tennis star swears at tennis players and they then go in to melt down and cry!! and keep on crying, what the hell for??? why do modern folk cry so easy? just swear back its so simples my dears.When we were bombed out my mum just said sod it more furniture to find, different folk, different mind set,i guess.You can cry when we go up, that's called emotion.
 
 
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Do people agree with me that the team have stepped up gear since the horrible loss to Wolves and prior to that a draw with Blackburn? I think that was the defeat of the season as it kicked the team into the next gear and take away the complacency that was kicking in. Who knows if we didn't lose to Wolves we could well lose to Norwich and Huddersfield. So it was probably our best defeat of the season! Coyw
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What the hell does this lot eat for breakfast??plutonium!!!! Goals galore, no panic, scored from all positions,credit to the coaching staff for motivation, and to the players for taking it on board.One more game ,to go and it could be ours,but then 3 more games to go all against teams who must feel they are a goal down before the whistle has blown,never had this feeling since Tigana time.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 1:42 PM
 
john ., i think it might have been an error on jankos part , in the wolves game and half of the blackburn game he left the boy at fullback , and at 16 he wasnt up 2 it , all good now though ,
posted by stayaway (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 2:26 PM
 
I think the point I tried to make was Mis-understood. Sometimes you need something to shock your system to make you even stronger. My point is fir Fulham I think it was the Wolves game. It's not a criticism. We were strong already but now you can see we are at a new level. Dare I say, almost feel invincible against any teams in the championship. I can't wait until next Saturday.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 4:02 PM
 
the results sum up what a great league this is anybody can beat anybody and in some ways is better than the prem i think the players are much more honest and the fans of the teams are in general proper supporters what a season down on the Thames
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 8:57 PM
 
 
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with regards to the comments about Cyriac,I was in Oostende last Sunday for the match v Anderlect,people I spoke to say they used him the same as us,bit of an impact player,cannot last 90 mins,but has pace and strength,and scores goals,maybe we can get him fitter while he is here.Just got back from Huddersfield,great result,66 yrs old,had to STAND for the whole game,disgraceful!!!!!! only kidding,superb support,again.COYW
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JUST got back? Did you walk?
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 12:00 PM
 
Overnight stop in Holmfirth on the p*ss,with friends.
posted by pete_mac - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 12:51 PM
 
Ah, mystery solved :)
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Fantastic performance yesterday by my beloved FFC. Went down the pub yesterday afternoon to watch the FA Cup final (including a bit of tasteful banter with a couple of Chelsea yokels!!). Didn't even stay for the cup presentation cos I wanted to get home to watch our goals. Hoping to get to my second game of the season next week against Brentford - hope it is a better result than the West Brom game. See you all there COYW!!!!
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What cup presentation? It was a semi-final!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 10:59 AM
 
Was the pub called the Crystal Ball? And what was the result? LOL
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 11:00 AM
 
How many did you have fella, the FA Cup Final is weeks away LOL
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 11:02 AM
 
Ah I see. I thought it was a bit strange because I put 50p on Chelsea to win the cup, and Ladbrokes still hadn't paid up my winnings, so was going to phone customer services this afternoon to find out what those halfwits were up to.
posted by Loyal White (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 11:33 AM
 
Case and basket spring to mind :))
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 23rd April 2017, 11:43 AM
 
Yeah I know, but they weren't to blame on this occasion. Quite right though, they can be basket cases!!
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