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Can anyone ell me where that expression comes from it makes no sense to me.
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I believe it is from the olden days of showtime. The last person on the stage was a fat lady signing the national anthem. No doubt someone will know more...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:29 AM
 
 
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IF our side can play like that against one of the top teams in the Premiership why all the fear - sack the Manager demands are ridiculous and what player would pledge his playing career to us at this time. Anyone who cannot see the improvement since Mr Ranieri arrived is blind. He has already stated that he needs players and particuarly a leader on the field and may I suggest a leader a Tony Adams or Brede Hegeland in defence. Someone to tell the others what to do. Only player below par Ryan Sessegon who was devestated at full time. He needs a arm round his should his chin is definately slipping. What our team now is REAL Fulham FC supporters not snippers. COME ON FULHAM.
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posted by doom (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:05 AM
 
And where may I ask are we able to secure the services of an Adams or a Hegeland?
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:10 AM
 
Improvement? Blind if we don't see it?

You do realise Ranieri has achieved the same points total as Slavisa with one more game??


posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:28 AM
 
 
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In the first half I thought wow, the players have finally got it; they are playing with passion and pride and although we still looked fragile in parts Bryan and Christie for the most part had Trippier and Rose in their pockets, Seri was getting stuck in and getting about the pitch, Babel (to my amazement) looked dangerous and brought Mitro into play more often and even the back three looked confident in each other.

We were lucky to go a goal up, I agree but it was only what we deserved with our high press, aggressive tackling and progressive play.

Then comes the second half and it is really clear that Ranieri's plan was to try and protect our lead. We got deeper and deeper and we were saying where I sit that, it was only a matter of time before Spurs scored and ergo they did just that.

Then the strangest substitutions I have seen this season. Although Sess got stuck in straight away I don't think Kebano had a touch and Cisse's touches you could count on one hand.

The players looked confused, they couldn't cobble two passes together and the whole shape of the team and the dynamic of the game changed for the worse. How we made it to 92 minutes without conceding the second I'll never know and it was no surprise to me when it finally happened.

In my opinion Ranieri is 100% to blame for this loss and when I called him a buffoon last week it was an understatement. His tactics and changes in the second half completely took away any continuity we had and Spurs took full advantage. The only positive for me is that, if we play like that against some of the lower teams (starting with Brighton) we will win more points than we drop. The problem is that we play top six sides at home after the Brighton game and will most likely be out of sight of 17th place come mid-March.

Blame for our predicament:
~ Tony Khan for his poor recruitment
~ Claudio Ranieri for his crazy team selections, ridiculous tactics with ball playing players and substitutions
~ Slavisa Jokanovic for his naivety in thinking we could play the same way we did in the Championship without a plan B

The perfect storm unfortunately means we will no doubt finish 19th and will be back in the Championship in turmoil fighting to stay there for a season or two.
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I share your frustration. The choice of substitutes was strange. But, the effort in the first hour was bound to take its toll and fresh legs were required. When we needed to keep possession why not Cairney? When we were obviously going to suffer a barrage of high balls why bring on two of the smaller players? Regrettably, Sess looks off the pace this year so far and lacks the confidence to run past defenders. However pi**ed off the manager is with Kamara he would have made it more difficult for Spurs to push forward. I doubt that anything will save us this season, but extra quality players are essential if we are going to have any chance. Trouble is that it might be throwing good money after bad at this stage, so Khan might have decided to cut his losses and focus on the Championship next year.
posted by LittleErn (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:23 AM
 
 
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After yesterday's oh so sad defeat, all and sundry are writing us off, including most posting on this site, and we are odds on now by the bookies for the drop. However wouldn't it be just Fulhamish to defy all of the odds and all of the pundits, and be the ones to pull out of the bottom three. It's not impossible, and I know that we have still to play a few of the big guns at home, but they are at home, so with a couple of signings, we could make our home games count, and surprise either Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United or City. They will all come to the Cottage as we are in for an easy win attitude, and like yesterday, when we were oh so unlucky, it will be Fulhamish to take points of two or three of them. It can be done lads, let's do it. COYW
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And Fulamish if TK makes appropriate signings. We live in hope.
posted by Bean (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 10:02 AM
 
 
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Probably the saddest aspect of this so far forgettable season apart from all the miserable doom merchants that our club seem to have attracted is the realisation that the promised land is all a bit of a myth. According to the robotic Alan Partridge wannabes that commentate on Sky football matches the English Premier League is the Promised Land of football not only in this country but in the world. The truth is that the only rewards your average football team can expect from this carnival of greed are of the financial variety, Leaving the anomaly that was Leicester City aside it is a league dominated by the rich and powerful of the English game. Apart from the handful of clubs that have broken away from the mere mortals the rest of us are seen as fodder, Nice bit of practice in between the top six showdowns and those ever so lucrative European games. Many of our followers are claiming that relegation will be easier to accept as the Championship is a much more interesting league, you don’t develop an inferiority complex and on any given match day the supporter arrives with the feeling that the game can possibly be won. This is all well and good but begs the question What is the point of achieving success at this level when it leads you back to the Premier League the place you were quite happy to drop away from. The answer always comes back to money, fortunes can be made by spending just one season amongst the so called elite. Call me an old dinosaur but I am a football supporter not an accountant, I want to be entertained by the action on the pitch not the movement of figures in the bank balance. Football has had its golden era it finished about 30 years ago Today’s over hyped tosh is all smoke and mirrors. Match day prices a joke with obscene salaries and outrageous transfer fees part of the punchline. Having said that I don’t accept that we are already down, last night revealed a possible glimpse of team spirit returning. Of course it will be tough and the odds are very much against us. We are Fulham and should not expect it any other way. I am not a great fan of the Premier League but would love to see us defy the odds by surviving if only to severely piss off the all knowing media and various smug pundits.
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Agreed
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 9:48 AM
 
And not forgetting the refs backing top six small example which happens all the time Sterling scores for Man City just off side goal given Mitrovic scores just off side not given happens all the time with all there star players and money and help from powers that be small clubs have little chance
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 10:17 AM
 
Well done Eddie! best post I have seen on here for years. More please from you.
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Kit Symons' blawhiarmy!
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Rubbish they were doomed before he got here proud of players yesterday gave there all same at Burnley better side he hard conditions improvement not been enough but looked worst under Jokanovic in Premiership insult to put them in same breath as mad German
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 10:23 AM
 
 
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He lives in London, related to Scott Parker, looking for a permanent move from Bournemouth (already @Cardiff on loan) what do we reckon?
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He would get my vote in the current circumstances.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 9:48 AM
 
 
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I won't deny that our defence is not the best and it is most probable that we will concede a bad goal at the worst time in most games. Blame Joe Bryan, Christie, or Reamy, etc. I have done it along with most Fulham fans. Do Fulham have the worst defenders in this league? I put to you a bit of reverse thinking psychology here and let's start with Mitrovic. A Newcastle fan who i have to put up and work with always repeats the reasons why Benitez sold him to us, and the main reason is that he doesn't score enough goals and he will not be able to because of his style of play. Mitrovic does occupy defenders and he is a nightmare to mark. Most good defenders do a good job marking him. I bet you if we ask Pochettino about Sanchez marking Mitrovic, Pochettino would say Sanchez did his job to perfection and he would be correct. That is why Babel the sticking plaster was drafted in, to play and run off Mitrovic and hopefully score goals. We need a lot more firepower than Babel can give at age 32 and sadly, it is too late to save our season? We are not mathematically down yet and you never know. Fulham have shipped a bucketful of goals and we are breaking records left right and centre in the wrong directions, but is it mostly a defensive issue? We are halfway into the season now and put defence to one side and re-play every single missed chances we have and everyone can see that we have more of a problem up front. Watch any game of football and most defenders make mistakes in games. Spurs gifted us chances galore to win that game and yet again we fail. Psychologically, the impact and the stress falls back onto our defence every single time. All the best teams and average teams get out of jail because they score goals to compensate for mistakes and some luck comes into the equation. Good and bad news always filter down to players, staff, board, and everybody connected. Ream, Joe Bryan, etc, will be more nervous as hell come the Brighton game. We are in a spiral of doom and we need to break this bad spell. Put that ball into the opposition net, and no offside hit the post, hitting row Z or whatever. Ranieri has done the best out of a bad situation with defence and we are more compact and keep a shape. What he cannot do is miracles with our front-line. Our goal record is more shocking and causes a catastrophic effect on our back line than anything.
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Good post and would agree with most of it. Cannot agree with Ranieri at all. Historically we are a team that ships late, late goals and other teams know that we are prone to this. Why did Ranieri start with this line up? I would have thought we would of started with Sess and had Babel on the bench. Once we were in a position to get something out of the game bring on Babel, Cairney for Seri and Schurrle. This gives us the option to go at our opponents at pace in the closing period of the match, it also allows us to keep the ball instead of trying to defend a lead with a shaky back line. Mitro works hard up top but cannot sustain the constant battering he gets every game. As he is not blessed with speed he should be left up front to do his job in the box, not having to chase down forward moving defenders. By doing This if we play a long ball Mitro will be out of position as he has tracked back, Cairney is clever enough to notice this and would hold on to the ball until Mitro is in place and he would not just lump it up into unoccupied space. For me we need calm and intelligent defenders who can organise themselves and play out to our players and not kick and hope up the park. Spurs introduced Dire late on and they had settled for a point, this should have been a trigger for us to play higher up defensively and keep the ball in their half, unfortunately we did not have the required personnel or intelligence to do this. Basic football gets us points from this game.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 9:04 AM
 
Hindsight is great Gaz, but basically you are right. I'm not convinced with Sessignon this season- he doesn't deserve a starting place on his current form, but the game was crying out for Cairney.
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:35 AM
 
Hindsight is great Gaz, but basically you are right. I'm not convinced with Sessignon this season- he doesn't deserve a starting place on his current form, but the game was crying out for Cairney.
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 11:37 AM
 
 
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So, as all American sentances start, I dug out an old book on the club to look at the great escape of 1966 (great escapes are not new to FFC). We were nailed to bottom place in February with five wins from the first twenty-nine matches and were five points adrift. For the kiddies amongst us, there were only two points a game then so the deficit was seven to eight points in todays money. Very unexpectedly, we beat champions Liverpool 2:0 and went on a run of nine wins and two draws from the last thirteen games, the last being against Northampton with the loser being relegated. Fulham won 4:2 after twice coming from behind. It can be done and we've done it before, several times. Despite the result there weere several big positives to take from today's game. Seri, for the first time, showed commitment and skill. So did Babel, who was impressive and quickly into his stride. Chambers and Mitrovic played well also and caused the Spurs defence a lot of problems so there's reason to believe we're not out of the PL just yet. Team selection and coaching may yet prove to be a bigger problem than player's performance. We looked equal to Spurs in the first half and with the offside goal and a deserved penalty could have been three up at half time. Keep the faith. It 'aint over yet.
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Sorry Jim they were very different days. No loanees and a 1st division where most teams had a chance to compete. We are gone regardless of what the fat lady thinks...
posted by Hints (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 1:47 AM
 
I understand the sentiments, I still have some optimism but rationally it still looks bleak time. and it needs to start Immediately. After Brighton the next home games are Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool and city. We need to be getting some points against them and and picking up wins away and with this defence that seems big ask. I think we might catch Cardiff, but I suspect Newcastle and Burnley are going to be picking up points. The possible silver lining is that Burney’s run in is horrific where as our final games are largely winnable, so if we can actually start winning a few and be in touch with 5 games to go...... Anyway, let’s just hope it’s at least interesting.
posted by JimmyJazz (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 3:38 AM
 
Agree totally with your assessment of the individual and team performance, much better. Really thought we had held on, really disappointed at final result, but that’s how it is. Babel was a revelation, remembering him from his Liverpool days I couldn’t understand why we would sign him. It could be a masterstoke, he brought Mitro into the game much more than of late. We’ve been far too narrow in recent games. Bryan and Christie have too many mistakes in them, but did operate more effectively giving once again more width. As you say Seri was more effective, although once again too many mistakes. Love Ream, but once again too many mistakes, Le Marchand too really. Same goes for Odoi, albeit he’s one of the first on my team sheet every week. If only these guys can iron out the mistakes we’ve got half... maybe a quarter chance. Thought Chambers was top draw again. Team looks so much better without Cairney, he’s too slow or disinterested and has a negative effect on the whole buildup. We’ve been through many close run things down the years, as you say and I guess we could do it, but the gulf between the top clubs and the rest is far greater these days, and currently we’re not even picking up crumbs:( I’ll keep hoping.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 7:56 AM
 
Love your " never say die" attitude Jimmy Jazz. But how on earth can we pick up any points against the likes of Man U,Chelsea, Liverpool and City. Remember yesterday we were at home to a weakened Spurs side and forget all the ifs buts and should have beens we couldn't get the three points we so badly needed.They say football is a funny old game but sadly it's not that funny!
posted by Other John (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 9:23 AM
 
Sorry Mortlake i thought the full backs were awful teams target Christie they know he cant stop crosses . Bryan out of position in the box too often should have seen Winks run and got in front of him or at least challenged him . Sky pundits were critical of Christie’s positioning for the Dele Allie goal they are both not even average Premiership players . And as for Ranieri why didn’t he bring on Cairney the team was crying out for a holding player and Kamara may be a hot head but he is a better player than either Kebano and Ayite . Pity we have a poor group of players and a manager who is well past his sell by date . It’s going to be a painful run in .
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Enjoyed the match until the end today other than frozen winds in second half! We're good as gone now, looking forward to going back to last years feeling of going to the ground thinking we will win every time we turn up. This year's kick has been appalling however when you revisit: 1. 2 points dropped at BHA on a Mitro hand ball. 2. 2 points dropped against NUFC when Mitro hit a leg instead of the winner. 3. 2 points dropped vs Wolves with a clearance off the line with an inch to spare. 4. 3 points lost at Burnley thanks to 2 OGoals. 5. 1 point lost due to letting the shortest man on the pitch score with a free header...when the ref should've blown the game dead 30 seconds before. Oh well, more matches at better prices next year.
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Just gutted that our fate is sealed after only 23 games. At least if it had gone to the wire in Aprl/May, we’d have got value for money for our season tickets. From here on in, it just feels like fifteen exhibition games.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 12:24 AM
 
It’s pointless I know, but the pivot point I keep going back to is Mitro beng offside when Shürlle put it in the net away to Huddersfield. An equaliser there and we draw or better and probably SJ gets more time before getting the elbow. Then, there is no doubt we would go on a 24 match unbeaten run and have Champions league instead of Championship. Then mankind can finally come together to end all wars, invent a device to get pickled onions out of jars, solve climate change, elect a functioning UK government and live happily ever after.
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First half we tried hard , pressed high and totally deserved lead - but second half we retreated into a defensive shell , had little threat and conceded midfield . Spurs much the better side , although a winning goal in the last minute of extra time was harsh . We now have to realistically accept we are down , little point new stop gap players arriving , we need to plan for the future . Sell Mitro , he is wasted at our club and deserves better .Sess is seeing his value decreased week on Week by CR , by the season end we will be lucky to get £15m for him . Cairney was wasted on the subs bench , he should have replaced Seri after hour .or Schurrie after 20 minutes , Bring Betts back in goal , he is the future , Rico will be gone at season end . The club is rudderless from the top down . We are where we are not because of bad luck but constantly bad decision making on and off the pitch .
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Were you at the match? Not a big fan of Seri so far but for me he was the man of the match today for Fulham. I am not sure we were negative in the second half or Spurs simply stepped up a gear. I suspect a bit of both. You could argue we lost the game because we were trying the play a bit of positive football near the end...and lost our shape (and legs) near the end! I actually walked away more positive than I ever been since Ranieri joined. Christie was our weak link today and spurs noticed it and change their game plan the second half. Otherwise, Seri, Chambers, Bryan, Babel, mitro all played well! Hopefully there’s a bit of green shoot from today’s game!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:01 PM
 
John, If you think Bryan had a good game today, I suggest you know very little about football, the man is a liability, out of his depth, continually marking fresh air, CR should never again put this liability on the team sheet.
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The first half was terrific. Babel was also terrific. So interesting to see how abig striker helped Mitro. I loved Ream last year, but he knows he is not good enough right now to be a premier player. We do need another centre half. It maybe all too late, but if they continue play like the first half we may just survive
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Bruce! You’re winding us up right??? Babel missed 2 sitters that would have won us the game. He typifies the quality of players we are able to bring to the club. Why the f@ck did we swap Slavisa for this clown?
posted by Mo Lester (Guest) - Monday 21st January 2019, 8:06 AM
 
 
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WE are all gutted with result today but no surprise this is Fulham relegated without doubt. Simple basics of marking behind a player shutting down to stop crosses and it is schoolboy stuff. However the crazy perspective is the Khans who I have no time for at this wonderful club can’t lose financially and do care. Here’s why. We spent £100 m - we got £150 m for promotion. Net gain £50 million . Then being relegated another £40 million net gain £90 million . If we stay in championship for 2 seasons another £80million. Therefore with no real strategy transfer additions etc Khans total net gain £170 million . Now that’s why Khans don’t give a s@@@0
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Kevin - great maths and economics! I assume all our players play for free and we can terminate their contracts as and when we want without costs? We spent above our means. There’s no profit unless we stay up. The problem is not the owners not prepared to spend, but we didn’t spend wisely!
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Happy birthday TC! Do yourself a favour. Ask for a transfer request! You deserve to be at a better place than this!
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Probably deserve to play in the championship preferably for a team near the top where he can pose
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:07 PM
 
 
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He’s gone quiet on twitter! Gutted, I thought he was up for the fight and I miss him abusing the Fulham fans!
 
 
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Slav- 11 games and 7 points (sack) Clueless Idiot - 12 games and 7 points (the messiah)
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Agree, get rid asap
posted by Sue Widge (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:04 PM
 
Agree..any manager who blames anyone but himself for a tactical cock up is a moron..in the space of 2 months we have lost our identity in the way we play, have destroyed the few players of talent from past season, have destroyed the opportunities of our bright youngsters and replaced them with negative long ball defensive tactics..which are not working.. The guy comes across as a moron and bully..doesn't like flair or technique and is surrounded by coaches with an average age of 96.. Cisse instead of Cairney just highlights the idiots archaic view of football..get rid of him now and dont let Parker anywhere either as he is part of the problem too..We dont need him Moyes or Allardyce.we need Nathan Jones and that type of person to develop youth who are better than the crap playing at the moment as we prepare an assault on promotion next year.. WTF is O'Riley not even there?? tell me why he isnt as good as the crap we have staring that cost us £m,s..probably that's the reason because he's free
posted by Rich (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:13 PM
 
Ranieri just proved what an idiot he is on sky after the interview. He claims we lacked experience. I thought he was talking about our defending when I saw the headline but no. We lacked experience because we tried to score from a free kick with one minute to go and not keep the ball in the corner. Had he not seen the league table? A point against spurs normally a decent result but we needed 3! A point would not really have helped us at all! Of course you go for the winner! He is more upset about his own record against spurs (this his first defeat) then us losing.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:17 PM
 
Err hello, it’s not Claudio’s fault SJ got the boot: give him some respect he won the fn prem a couple of years back!! He’s trying to keep us up, a thankless task as SJ found out. These guys know who to buy but they’re not allowed to. We should’ve kept SJ but he should have been given control. Back to the championship but for fk sake don’t blame Claudio, he’s a good man.
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Accept we are down, not being defeatist, realistic. CR no chance, The Khans, never understood their interest? Apart from redevelopment but that does not seem to be the case. If Mike Ashley can not make it work at a club with 52,ooo fans? What is the gig for the Khans at FFC? Surely, if they were serious, after what went on with Kit, Felix they would have learned something. Lucky to get SJ who they gifted with, " you make your own minds up" but, DID HE DO ONE HELL OF A JOB FOR FFC!!!!!!!!!!!! We have now, or should I say the KHANS. have now got what THEY deserve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Know absolutely nothing about football and their motives for buying into FFC make no sense...in FOOTBALL TERMS???????????????
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Things ain't good but that's just nonsense
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When a wanted man is on the run being hunted down by men, dogs and helicopters,crashing through the trees, bleeding, exhausted and hungry getting caught brings...relief. Its over. We f***ed up monumentally on every level. Owners. Coaches. Players. Even the onions on the hot dogs at the Cottage are wrong. This squad should be inserted in a vat of bubbling oil. Back to the Championship where we belong. I am happy. It has been an ugly expensive lesson but all we can do slowly nod our head and accept where we went wrong. Deep down inside. Do you feel it? Relief.
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Yep.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:30 PM
 
Yup. Like the euphoria you feel after yacking your brains out after the previous nights burrito and six pack. I feel ya.
posted by Californian - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:50 PM
 
Vin' we are in a load of pig-dung of quicksand and breathing only through the nostrils. Can we give it another shot? Brighton at home next week? You know you want to, and i will if you will. We are suckers for punishment. A famous Charlie Chaplin quote' A day without laughter is a day wasted! At least we can laugh at the comedy in our defence...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:55 PM
 
The way opposing teams zip the ball around in our end like gods holy trousers makes me wanna blow my lunch. I dont mind a liight whipping and some mild humiliation but this is O.T.T.
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If Cahill played today they would never have scored that first goal. Useless fella. Another match gone! It took him long enough to work out we needed a proper forward and a left back last time when everyone was screaming for them for over a year! Getting what you deserve Tony. Clueless and useless (like your team and manager)
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Chelsea agreed to a deal. Cahill doesn’t want to come. Last two sentences spot on.
posted by Californian - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:19 PM
 
He didnt and we lost. End off.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:30 PM
 
F**K Cahill sit out the last few months of your career for Chelsea, I for one don't want you at FFC anymore, we need to build for the future & you are not part of it. Highly paid players who are not in the squad or plans of any team, loan them to Shelter ect, for 1 day a week, to see how lucky you are. Live in the real world for a DAY!!......
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I thought we played very well today and definitely didn’t deserve to lose. I agree there was some bad defending for the goals but we are much more solid, and please remember Spurs are 3rd in the league. Babel came off cos he’s not quite match fit, Seri and Chambers are blaming well together. There is definately hope if we can get in 2 experienced defenders
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The only part I agree with is that the playing are blaming each other better than ever.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:15 PM
 
Played reasonably well but still lost. Same as Burnley. How you can say we didn’t deserve to lose? Two floating crosses unclaimed by the keeper. Two headed goals in the six. Bryan not staying goal side in the last seconds. Ream scuffing an easy clearance. All adds up to a well deserved loss. Silly schoolyard mistakes that no one else makes.
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Funnily enough, i didn't think we played that bad. The old saying, 'Concentrate for the full 95 minutes' which we always fail to do, comes back to haunt us yet again. We got away with a few sliced passes out, especially Reams earlier on in the game and didn't we all have this feeling that we wouldn't hold on? I did! Our defence will cop for most of the blame, but i still say that we do not take enough of our chances. We had enough chances to at least go 2-0 up but we didn't. Mitrovic was too busy playing love island with Sanchez through a lot of the game. We always expect Mitro to be marked tight anyway. I am glad to see Kabano still at the club, but he should have been brought on earlier for me. Not many debutants get a full 90 minutes anyhow and i expected Babel to be on 2nd half, but there you go, i thought he played well. At the bottom, we just don't get the luck and it looks like we are too late into this transfer season to stage a late surge up the table. Fulham always do business late, and this time it is significantly important. Now that Cahill move looks dead as a doornail. Will he come now? Cahill will be looking at our league position a lot more closely now. It would take a defender with a comedy outlook on life to come here now, or somebody who has had a knock on the head. Ranieri's tactics today was the best in a situation, but once again our seasons Achilles heel came back and bit us on the bum again! Nowt we can do about that folk's' just roll on to the next game and try and defend for hmmm 95 minutes???
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I thought we looked pretty good the 45 first mins. Had a bunch of chances, that backheel pass by Chambers? How awesome was that? You gotta be kidding me!! And then, in half two, same old Fulham, players who are not good enough for this league making the little mistakes that cost you: Ream on the first goal, Odoi (like 5 times on and off the ball), Le Marchand on a couple of headers, Christie who clearly is NOT a defender and even Rico was suspect today. Ranieri, of course, made us sit back way too early and had no plan once Babel (sub much criticized but probably just had 45mins in him) was off and the team started to look tired, but it comes down to the quality of the players at some point. Don’t think we have the worst players in the league but certainly looking at our back 3 and our subs today, ugh... This squad has been so poorly constructed for the top flight with no quality wingbacks, nor commandig centre backs (should’ve been Mawson’s role I guess), a centre-back converted into being the only capable holding midfielder, and only one centre-forward, not to mention that we do not have a classic #10 type of player. That being said, today’s loss was harsh - I am gutted tbh - and the last 6-8 teams in the league are poor and might crap the bed too going forward. We just need 2 wins in a row at some point to gain some momentum and then who knows... Can’t always be as unlucky as the past two weeks. Come on Fulham!
posted by Marco (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:10 PM
 
Whatever Division we are in next season, and it looks like the Championship, we will troop down to Craven Cottage again to watch Fulham play, because they are our club, and we will always get behind them come rain or shine. All true supporters know that our club is in our blood, and that's why we are all so crestfallen at today's result, but we will all be optimistic when we play Brighton, and say if we win this one we will only be 4 points behind, and it's all to play for, even if we are kidding ourselves, as that it what we all do. COYW
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Please sack CR Why cairney didn’t come on ? What was Bryan doing No fight in this team and it’s down to CR he can not motivate Players there as been no improvement What have we got to lose
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Quite agree. Ranieri has turned us into a joke of Magath type portions. He has killed off Sess & TC, the players who we should be enjoying seeing play this year. Sad times - any chance he’ll do the honest thing and resign as this is obviously too difficult a job for him.
posted by Granddaddy (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:33 PM
 
Perhaps Cairney is leaving? Couldn't blame him when he is not getting game time and the likes of Seri are. Would be no shortage of offers for Cairney. I hope we can keep him ..... and play him!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:34 PM
 
Sack Claudio by all means, as he is a pathetic manager, but who the hell would take this lot on, in our present predicament ? Even Big Sam, who I would dread, would laugh his head off if he was approached. We have got what some of us wished for after sacking SJ, and now it looks almost certain we are down after a short stay. I will NOT renew my season ticket if Claudio is in charge next season. Some of his decisions are terrible. Why was Tom C not brought on instead of Cisse, why was Scuurle left so long, as he was awful, and why doesn't he bring Betts back before it's too late, as Rico is a terrible keeper. Rant over, but I still can't come to terms with losing this match.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:43 PM
 
When we took the lead, I said to my wife, that we will lose this game 2-1, as we always give at least one goal away when we go ahead, and one will lead to two as it's happened so many times this season it's getting monotonous. Oh to be a Wolves supporter right now, as they are sailing along, and we were just as good as them last season. but they didn't rip their team apart like we have.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:49 PM
 
I can't wait for both MST and Owen's comments are this debacle
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:50 PM
 
Would be interesting to see if a GOOD manager could motivate this side. If you start a game with your two best players on the bench you deserve all you get. To be fair to Babel looked like he is prepared to put in a good shift
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:51 PM
 
Wait a minute guy's' we didn't play terrible, we just switched off. The old saying goes, 'Defend for the full 95 minutes' That is what Ranieri told us to do and we didn't! We switch off time and time again and this time, i thought Ranieri's tactics were spot on, but we don't take our chances in games. I am not sure if Tom Cairney should have been brought on? Cisse i don't think is good enough for this league, but also regarding subs, does Ranieri know these players enough to decide who and who is good enough?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:02 PM
 
If CR was to leave in tis or before nexr season I would love Danny back as Manager.Talks such a good game and am sure he could apply that talk as manager.
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:19 PM



 
Another master stroke by the khans to get this clown CR in. If khan buys Wembley Stadium he would turn it into a theme park
 
 
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:16 PM



 
Playing Seri is like going to sea in a ship with only one hole in it. We need to retain possession midfield and execute incisive passes forward. Why is Cairney on the bench?
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So many problems wrong with this side, we repair one there will be another two issues to fix, looking and listening to sky coverage after the game it looks like our players need coaching from scratch the basics of defending - they don’t have a clue. Incorrect decisions made constantly. Get the basics right we would be ok, keeper could have been quicker off his line to claim both balls into the box for spurs goals
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:23 PM
 
Yup Pez. Keeper SHOULD’VE claimed both crosses. Schoolyard stuff really.
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That useless piece of crap Bryan . Last seconds does not get goalside can’t be bothered same last week. Sell these crap players. Yes relegated. Had enough like all of us
 
 
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Bye bye Premiership hello championships that were we be playing next year Parachute payment will cover lot of the building work fo the new stand
 
 
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What was he thinking? Y oh why take babel off. He seemed up to pace, sharp, nice runs, him and mitro up top made sense. Very disappointed. See u all in August in the championship.
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CR is a bloody bad joke. He has not got a clue, its all over.
posted by Dan y (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:06 PM
 
You can see why we are going down!
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:07 PM
 
One step forward two steps back
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:59 PM



 
Negative tactics and substitutions. Cisse, totally outclassed by Oldham, brought on over Cairney or KMac or StefJo?!?!?! E ather than pushing for a second goal, as we did under Slav, we go into a shell. We deserve to go down after that. We deserve it. Such a golden opportunity pissed away. Individual mistakes by defenders have killed us all year. I’m sick to my stomach.
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Yeah bringing on Cisse had an air of “what the hell is going on” to it. Cairney must be on the outs. Sess looked completely demoralized. Like Rm said, can’t wait until it’s mathematically a certainty so all the climate change deniers can move on to some solutions.
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ditto
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:56 PM
 
We certainly didn't deserve that. What the hell do we have to do to win a match. ? ? Really really gutted.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:58 PM
 
gutted too mate.
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At the end of last season I wrote that Ream would not be good enough for EPL. SJ and now CR disagree. Not for the first time, his local park miskick cost us a goal. We were good enough to take 3 points off a better side today. Not to be, we need 2 centre backs not 1. Another goal disallowed by inches. As that ball came off the keeper, surely Mitro was not offside. He certainly was not offside (not interfering with play) when Scherle hit the ball. Same as last week. We are very unlucky which is a feature of relegation candidates.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:01 PM
 
Actually Seri gave the ball away .....as usual. How does Seri get on the pitch and Cairney warms the bench?
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:02 PM
 
Willie I said the same about Ream before the season but got laughed off. We’ll need him though next year in the second div.hes perfect for the championship. Unfortunately Mitro was a half step offside. That was a crusher.
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Cairney and Sess on bench Seri starts as always !! I’m sorry but thats like shooting yourself in then foot also Kamara should be on the bench instead of Kabano and Ayite
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Genuinely felt like getting back in the car and going home. How does Cairney not get in this team???
posted by Adam (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 3:50 PM
 
Yep and when we are 3-0 down we will here meek chants of !come on Fulham !jezus what inspiration, an dwhen they leave the field we will clap weakly and wait till next game.Again player all over the place , were do I play to day guve ??anywere me amigo any were you like,have we forgotten what real abuse sounds like??.
posted by play were ?? (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 3:53 PM
 
Well u were all wrong. Seri playing brilliant for once. Babel looks impressive good vision and runs. If only mitro wasn't half a yard offside. We would be 2 up. COYWs
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 4:50 PM
 
Well chaps, you have your answer. Best 45 mins all season. Didn’t fancy Babel, remembering him fro his Liverpool days, but I was wrong, currently giving the team another dimension, long may it last. Chambers, Odoi and Mitro excellent. Even Seri is crossing the ball well. Backs doing a good job too, much more width. This is going to be nervy, my fingers are crossed:)) COYWs.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:01 PM
 
Y take babel off for sess. Take schurlle of for see. Ranieri u plum
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:13 PM
 
Seri .. you have got to be kidding if he didn’t take all the corner kicks and free kicks he would never kick the ball
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:33 PM
 
Sad to say but it’s a very poor side think we all saw a goal coming our full backs for a start are less than mediocre just hope Ranieri ‘s contract is very short term
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 5:57 PM
 
It was Seri's wayward pass that gifted them their first goal. Does it time and again. He turned the game for them. Why is Cairney on the bench? Is he leaving? Wouldn't blame him if he was.
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Brighton 29th apparantly thanks for your help Staines !!!
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I have never bee so annoyed as well as embarrassed, when listening to the 5 Live football programme this morning. I just happened to tune in, as they were talking about our game with Spurs today, and all they were doing was to take the mickey out of us and laughing their heads off at our antics both on and off of the field. They said that even a weakened Spurs team would win either 2 or 3 nil. I was so upset at the way they were treating us and our efforts, that I switched off.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:28 PM
 
Sorry to say but the truth hurts
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In our great escape season in 2007/8 - Fulham got 21 points from their last 16 games. If we match that, that would give us 35- which probably isn't enough to keep us up! in that season, the sequence of points from now to end of season were:

LDWLLLDWLDLWLWWW

Can we match and better it this season??

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nope
posted by roy (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:03 PM
 
Believe West Brom stayed up with 13 points at this stage of the season but we won’t. Reason - no fight, no leadership, poor management, poor manager, poor squad playing poor football and getting poor results.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:35 PM
 
I've seen some fight this first half mst. Let's see how it ends
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Are we playing Tuesday ???
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We’ve barely played all season
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:38 PM
 
I like that staines
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:53 PM
 
Did not ask that!!!have another go are we playing teusday
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:02 PM
 
Another glass of wine Len? Play Teusday? I thought we played Fffurzzzday? I am writing this as I lie on the floor without holding on!! I say everyone I am an intelligent man and sometimes I am forced to be drunk to spend time with you fools!...
posted by Deano (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:11 PM
 
Could have fooled me !!!!
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Like it or not we are the second worst team in this league. Soon to be the worst once Huddlesfield get a new manager. We are breaking records left, right and centre and are in a worse place than during the Magath era. We could be the worst Premier League side of the last 10 years. We are a mess and deserve to go down!!!
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….and that came straight out of the Bullsh*t Express from that shabby hut they call Bent Ford. Get Focussed BentBoy, Fulham are in the Premier League an experience you will never get in your lifetime so Escort yourself off this site!
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Its still nil-nil 90 minutes to go, Tony Khans daddy must see what is going on and must have taken some advice. I am sure some more will be purchased soon, if not it shows they are resigned to going down and do not want to spend any more even if to make right Tonys dodgy dealings!
 
 
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Well Mr Ranieri said he wanted a Leader on the field and then there was all this talk of two or three Chelsea FC players coming down the road to play on the Riverside for the rest of the season and even some of the older more experienced Leicester City FC players rejoining their old boss. What has happened so far the tower of Babel has arrived on loan (another hopeless loan player with little long term interest in our club), Emilinao Sala who it is said our club was chasing has joined Cardiff and we have sold both Steven Humphreys and Caudley Woodrow (a former Under 21 English international player). Why are we selling our best young players like Patrick Roberts and Moussa Dembele (both of them?). What half decent Premiership player would come to Fulham to play with this team? There is absolutely no team spirit and collective aim to cover for each other. We have to stop signing loan players and players when they are injured or from clubs that have just been relegated. We urgently need winners - who will bleed Fulham FC!
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Babel ain’t on loan idiot!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:25 AM
 
Blame little khan for the mess we are in, buying crap players and loan players and selling our young players.This prat does not have a clue and until he is gone we will always in trouble.
posted by Dan y (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:38 AM
 
A loan again ? Naturally !
posted by Gilbert osullivan (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:43 AM
 
IMPS you make my day and make me laugh. If we ever meet in the Lion ill stand you a pint.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:17 AM
 
Nice one Gilbert !!,
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:51 AM
 
A Loan Again..... nice one. Gilbert’s Down Down Here seems very appropriate during these difficult times.
posted by Gilbert O’Sullivan Groupies (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 12:13 PM
 
Don't forget me cos the moment you met me , i swear !
posted by Claire (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:26 PM
 
Or "Get Down" perhaps.
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So if moan about politics! If I was invited to a meeting at work and I refuse to turn up to the meeting without a valid reason (generally very few if the meeting was legitimate and requested by the company), I’d be sack! Why isn’t Corbyn sacked as a MP?
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What a lousy prospect Fulham relagated, No Brexit, and Corbyn Prime minister. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese spare us !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:04 AM
 
What a lousy prospect, Fulham relegated, No Brexit and Corbyn as Prime Minister. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese spare us !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:08 AM
 
As a Labour supporter, and now an ex Labour supporter, for several reasons, but the main one is that Corbyn is a complete liability to both his own party and the country as a whole. I never thought that I would say it, but Mrs May is, despite her faults, doing a far better job, than Corbyn ever could.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:35 AM
 
If nobody votes next time around. Thats when they will take any notice of the voters. All of them what ever party need a big wake up call. They are like the kids of today its the other parties fault and never theirs.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:28 AM
 
If there was a threat of world war four tomorrow and we need to decide what to do and the PM asked for cross party discussion, I suspect Corbyn will say he’s only prepare to help and discuss, if the PM rules out firing the first shot!! Believe it of not - that’s what Corbyn is doing right now with his attitude!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:06 AM
 
Rarely look on here so thought id take a little look after the depressing result Only to see this. Now realise why i stopped reading this forum How Brexit is Corbyns fault beggars belief Look back 3 years and you will find it was Cameron who created this mess. Why is it that the right always looks to blame others for all the crap that they sow. Mrs May is in a hopeless position. But no one voted for her(ever) and who’s fault is it that she is leader of the Conservatives? It ain’t Corbyn If you’re scared of Corbyn now, wait till he leads our country with the SNP and the Libs! Hopefully you will depart and we shall wave you off from Dover. Long live Fulham
posted by Roberto (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:57 PM
 
Rarely look on here so thought id take a little look after the depressing result Only to see this. Now realise why i stopped reading this forum How Brexit is Corbyns fault beggars belief Look back 3 years and you will find it was Cameron who created this mess. Why is it that the right always looks to blame others for all the crap that they sow. Mrs May is in a hopeless position. But no one voted for her(ever) and who’s fault is it that she is leader of the Conservatives? It ain’t Corbyn If you’re scared of Corbyn now, wait till he leads our country with the SNP and the Libs! Hopefully you will depart and we shall wave you off from Dover. Long live Fulham
posted by Roberto (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 6:58 PM
 
Rarely look on here so thought id take a little look after the depressing result Only to see this. Now realise why i stopped reading this forum How Brexit is Corbyns fault beggars belief Look back 3 years and you will find it was Cameron who created this mess. Why is it that the right always looks to blame others for all the crap that they sow. Mrs May is in a hopeless position. But no one voted for her(ever) and who’s fault is it that she is leader of the Conservatives? It ain’t Corbyn If you’re scared of Corbyn now, wait till he leads our country with the SNP and the Libs! Hopefully you will depart and we shall wave you off from Dover. Long live Fulham
posted by Roberto (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 7:40 PM
 
Rarely look on here so thought id take a little look after the depressing result Only to see this. Now realise why i stopped reading this forum How Brexit is Corbyns fault beggars belief Look back 3 years and you will find it was Cameron who created this mess. Why is it that the right always looks to blame others for all the crap that they sow. Mrs May is in a hopeless position. But no one voted for her(ever) and who’s fault is it that she is leader of the Conservatives? It ain’t Corbyn If you’re scared of Corbyn now, wait till he leads our country with the SNP and the Libs! Hopefully you will depart and we shall wave you off from Dover. Long live Fulham
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Corbyn, very dangerous, he gets in we are in all sorts of trouble. may, like her or hate her she trys, everyone says she is rubbish but does little in the way of suggestions. me as a humble Fulham fan have always backed someone being bullied so I an in team May.
posted by BIG GAZZA (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:15 AM
 
Don't dislike Mrs May but she is a firm believer in the EU so surely was the wrong person to try and deliver a good deal for Britain. Come the day when other nations become disillusioned and wish to leave how they go about it, whatever they do will have to be a lot better than our effort. We must be the laughing stock of the world!
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:13 AM
 
Its like that programme Its a knock out. We didnt have a clue about how to do the problems and ended up last. But the other nations did it with ease and could work the games even with the joker. Now we are the biggest jokers of all time.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:28 PM
 
I'd rather remain in the EU than the premiership. The middle aged Gammons on here will always find something to moan about. Immigrants do help the country and the economy will do better if we remain.
posted by The troll (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 4:17 PM
 
I think we could easy take another 10 million people into this country no make that 15 we could have at least 10 people for one vacancy now that would be great
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Let’s all be honest here as true Fulham fans and myself for 50 years know we are not surviving. Today’s results have really sealed it as gap it too far even if we win two which will be a miracle, others have to lose and Cardiff Burnley Palace Southampton and Newcastle getting wins. Our chance for me personally was lost when the teams we played had their worst games against us being Newcastle away 3 Points, Leicester home , 3 points, Wolves Home 3 points. No defensive or midfield players signed again says it all , who wants to come? No matter what always be here at Fulham but nothing will change with Khans Ranieri or half this squad. Even winning tomorrow is too late and please please don’t say lots of games to go.
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Kevin that is a very defeatist attitude, and the season is not over yet by a long chalk. If there were only 5 games to go and we are in a similar position, I could understand your opinion, so let's get behind the lads, as we have three very important games coming up, and we need 7 points from these games, so let's see what happens.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:58 AM
 
Have to agree as bad as it is until we are mathematically down we fight on cmon everybody if historically we adopted this attitude everybody would be waliking round now with funny haircuts and daft moustaches !!! and that includes the ladies !!! Been here before and come back must be positive !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:58 AM
 
I really don’t understand the point of accepting our relegation with so many points left to play for. Of course it’s highly unlikely that we will survive the drop but surely there is no harm in hoping for a break or two and a possible minor miracle. If we continue to drop points are the pessimistic guys among us going to post the same depressing obituaries every step along the way. I for one will not give up hope until it is mathematically impossible and the end result if we do fail will be equally disappointing if I dare to hope or simply throw in the towel right now. The only difference I can really see is that I will still be looking forward to match days no matter how misguided and the season will not be a complete waste of time.
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Following todays results does this mean we are now religated,i personaly think so what say the rest of you.
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7 point gap, 48 points to play for,also need to play every team around us except Burnley and Huddersfield so if the unlikeliest result we pick up any points who knows? Basically need to go on some kind of run but never give up,keep the faith!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:11 PM
 
It looks like today's results have more or less sealed our fate as a Premier League team, as unless we beat Spurs tomorrow the gap between us and those above look insurmountable. Even a win tomorrow, which is very unlikely, we still have a hard job on our hands, as all of the relegation fighters, Palace apart, are picking up points at a steady rate. Most experts were tipping us, Huddersfield and Cardiff for the drop, and it looks like they are going to be right.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:30 PM
 
Surely it is only human nature that when the team take the field tomorrow, it will be with a heavy heart, as they must look at today's results, and realize that we are going down, and the fight will have been knocked out of them even before playing. I expect a lack lustre performance because of the situation that we are in, so why should they bother too much about the result. How many of those playing tomorrow will still be with us to challenge for the top next season. Very few I suspect, so now is the time to start planning.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:38 PM
 
Don’t bet against the markets is always good advice. We will be relegated without a whimper. The chances of a decent run are anywhere between o and zero. We were doomed from the off, as we had lack of experience st every level, from Directors, through coaching staff and players. Khan must be fairly shell shocked, assuming that £100m would pretty much guarantee survival. Alas, that counts for nothing if it’s not spent wisely. Save your breath, fellas, and just enjoy the ride, if you can.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:38 PM
 
It's quality that counts, and even though they're picking up a few points, Newcastle and Burnley are genuinely poor sides, and still well entrenched in our mini-league alongside Cardiff and Huddersfield. Above these relegation five, the likes of Southampton (their season is getting airborne after Hasenhuttl's appointment) and Palace (anyone able to put three past Liverpool are no slouches), are a quality gulf above all the teams below them. Suggest we take a rain check at the same time tomorrow after the Spurs game?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:02 PM
 
@ malden mick, was it you I heard robert elms mention on the wireless this morning?.
posted by Lively motor (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:18 PM
 
Lively Motors, it would be news to me.
posted by Malde Mick (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:26 PM
 
Don't think today's results made any difference, we've all known for a while that we were never good enough to hold our own in the Premier. Let's hope that somewhere along the way we can at least get one good result, sadly can't see it being tomorrow
posted by Other John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:52 PM
 
It really is the last chance to save the season. A win puts us 5 from 14th. If we lose, it’s over barring a miraculous run of away wins.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:08 PM
 
Mathematically it makes no difference if we lose tomorrow. Realistically we were down from the minute our last coach insisted on playing out from the back and had no plan B. The poor purchasers didn’t help. Quite how we didn’t get a defensive leader in and midfield terrier I don’t know as it was obvious we needed both. Championship is more fun - happy days
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:30 PM
 
Kunye was maths not your strong point at school !!, we are not relgated till it’s not possible to attain more points than the club that sits 4th from bottom at the end of season by my reckoning there’s still a lot of points to play for yet need at least 4 points from next two games for a start don’t give up just yet know it’s hard for some of our newer fans older fans been there a few times need to get amongst bottom clubs not easy but not impossible yet COYW!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 8:48 PM
 
 
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....extraordinary similarities with Fulham this season.
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Have only watched the first episode, but it was exceptional viewing. Hope I'll make it through all eight episodes, although my track record on getting to the end of box-series isn't great! After Sunderland's pre-season annihilation by Celtic, the lass that said "it's like being in a bad relationship, you wanna leave, but you can't...". Hmmm. Methinks a few of us might be looking at life with FFC in a similar vain? And whatever you might think of Lee Catermole, that's the kind of guy we could do with at the club.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:40 PM
 
You're gonna die on NetFlix? You'd die quicker watching the BBC RIP Windsor Davies; always made me laugh. Ah well, "Oh dear, how sad, never mind".
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:52 PM
 
I love Netflix. Great value for money £10 per month for UHD package and each of my two sons watch our package for free at their houses. How good is that?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:56 PM
 
@Arizonan... I hadn’t though of it that way! But look, I only got to the second episode of Breaking Bad for god’s sake, and I think theres still 100+ episodes still to go. And even though the first two were terrific, somehow, I just end up moving onto other stuff. Like sorting out my sock drawer.
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Ok let me start off by saying whatever division we are in next year , i will still be season ticket holder , rain & shine and all that . In all reality we will be in Championship next year , current squad is not good enough and the proposed new signings will be short term sticking plaster - at best . We will probably be cut adrift by the month end . Then lets blood some of the very promising kids we have coming through . Give them big time experience and tie them into 2/3 year contracts . Weed out those more senior who have lost the desire . Humprhys was a big rare boned lad who might have been perfect in the championship , we need to hold onto our better youth players . Build for the future now . The fans want to see players with passion and can relate to the crowd , not mercenaries who are attracted by the London lifestyle .
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Davidk some of us have been saying this since the days when we had Patrick Roberts. But because a so called football pundit said you wont win anything with the kids the sheep agree.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:21 PM
 
I saw him at a pre season tour to Eire a couple of seasons ago, had obvious potential, big strong and willing to get on the end of a cross. How short sighted is this?
posted by Johnny's Jockey (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:58 PM
 
Until little khan is kick into touch we will always be in the sh-t
posted by Dan Y (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 3:02 PM
 
I think he's just scored for Southend.
posted by little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:18 PM
 
Humphrys signs for Southend this morning and has put 2 in the back of the net already . Hope Babel can do the same :-)(
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:40 PM
 
hes got two now
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:49 PM
 
Well said Davidk. Geezer we played Roberts! We played Sess. The diff is Roberts took the cash ASAP and that was his choice. Sess stayed for the experience and will have the better career.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:33 PM
 
Phil we played middlesbough the first season we went down. It was very cold up there. About two hundred and fifty went up. Patrick come on half way through the second half. Ryan was not even on the radar then. And i think we lost two/ one
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See how we compare with fhe Wembley match, when we had 10 shots, 3 on target and 1 goal. Conceded 3. We are at home and spurs are playing without Dembele (who changed the first game), Son and Kane. So on paper we should be stronger! The only difference in our side is the manager. 1-0 Fulham!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 11:07 AM
 
John every game stands by itself. You carnt compare the last spurs game they are all different.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:11 PM
 
Agreed it will be a weaker Spurs side, but don't fool yourselves into thinking there are points to be had here. As yet we have never looked likely or capable of causing an upset !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 2:50 PM
 
We'll probably score for them..
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If all the rumours is true that Chelsea have a agreed with a deal with FFc for Cahill (who won’t get a game at Chelsea btw) but Cahill is not keen. If he comes to Fulham he wouldn’t even have to change his lifestyle, impact his family or his commute to work! It’s clear he hasn’tt got the hunger or think he is far too big for Fulham! Let’s forget it!! Save our 100k plus per week! We will only escape relegation if all the players are 110% committed and will fight for the club! Don’t bother getting out of your bed Cahill!
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With his attitude he'd be perfect, the clubs full of people who couldn't give a toss.... I've never been so alienated from the club. They ripped the soul out of the team. They filled it with people who didn't even know where Fulham was who have wrecked everything. I won't bore u with how long I've been following the club. But I feel we will go into free fall who's gonna drag the club up next year. I know it's been said b4 but this team has already given up so let's get next season s team sorted Kmac captain, blood the yongsters. I keep hearing about the manager improving the team! Whilst this might be so statistically, it's totally defeatist football giving up the ball and thus the match. It's an absolute shambles and I'm not into the blame game it never solves nothing but certain people need to hold their hands and admit that they don't know what their doing. This doesn't have to be done in public, but discreetly for the sake of the club.
posted by Johnny's Jockey (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:41 AM
 
We have not lost the war yet and we have life. Until it is mathematically impossible? Cahill isn't keen and we can't blame him, but we can still try to get him onboard. He isn't Fulham but we can still try and sell him the dream. Things haven't been great lately and our heads are down. I think that Ranieri will give Cahill the full-on sales pitch with a glass of wine, as you do. They both have connections to Chelsea, Cahill is 32 and he needs game time. There is a big chance that we will get relegated, but we don't tell him that! We make him feel like he is the most important and bestest central defender ever, and that he needs Fulham more than anything. Smile, keep good eye contact and boost his ego, job done! We get Cahill, we keep a clean sheet in the next game, those clappers come out again to come on 'FULHAM' Happy Days' We all go home, kiss the wife, hug the cat, sing we love Fulham to the budgie, happy days are here again. How can we not love Fulham...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 3:43 PM
 
His keenness or otherwise is all paper talk. To be honest, I wouldn't want to entertain the move were I in his position, although it would be a good acquisition for the club. Can't see how you can play four across the back without Cahill and Ream getting in each other's way given that Ream seems to have a lost a lot of his jump height after his back injury.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:03 PM
 
 
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So apparently he blew out his knee tying his boot laces. Do we start calling it the curse of Khan yet?
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Sequel to the wrath of Khan !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 11:50 AM
 
Can't blow your knee out tying your laces unless your knee is ready to blow out anyway. Doesn't bode well for his future this season. Going forward, knees and backs are notorious career enders, although GTH Khan seems prepared to gamble on them.
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Even i was getting a bit disillusioned with Ranieri and his methods and i think that he is a little bit impatient with some of our squad players. The once chance to impress cup game against Oldham was a bit harsh on Aite and Kabano in my opinion. Aite we all know that he has his problems with niggly injuries from last year and Kabano also. These guys really needed more time to bed their way back into our squad coming off international duties last season. Aite was always liked by Slavisa and he was always in his plans. I hope we keep hold of Kabano just in case we go down. He is the type of player we will need back in the Championships. Aite? I can't keep up to speed what is happening with him? If we seal the deal with Cahill and with Babel on board, that will be a good spinal background of experience that we need. Apparently, we are interested in Bryan Dabo, a tough defensive midfielder who plays for Hanover. I know our worries at SW6 and we like our free flowing football Slavisa prefers. I like it too, but we have been a little bit soft in the middle and i think that we are seen as a pushover at the moment which isn't good. If we can get the Cahill deal over the line, and Dabo a tough tackling and defensive midfielder on board? We will tighten up for sure and be a lot harder to beat. I would have liked to see more of Kabano and he is quick. We still need someone beyond Mitrovic because there is not enough pace in our side. I would like to see Sessegnon have a little more free reign and please keep him out of that penalty box area. Sessegnon needs to use his pace and invention to run at defenders. We need to keep some of that creative element to our game. In the meantime, we also need more stability at the back and to not lose the ball in midfield which causes us heaps of problems. I am prepared to give Ranieri the benefit of the doubt and we all need to hang fire and give him more time. We might just be up for a fight and surprise ourselves with more self-belief. Better than going out of this league with a whimper i say...
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To be honest, most of us don't give a fig about more so-called 'self-belief'. It's one of those fuzzy cliches that Ron Manager types use, but it's meaningless. Call me simple, but 'self-belief' won't win us points, but goals will - especially if we can put them in the opposition net rather than our own.
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I appears tha Tim Krull has been playing a blinder fo Norwich, just to think we could have ha him for peanuts,a much better prospect than the chocolate fingers we paid a lot of money for to stand between the sticks
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If my auntie hab Bollox ...........
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 11:04 PM
 
We have a goalie in the England squad and we don’t play him so he will want to leave. Rico will not be with us next season. Reminds me of the way we treated Marc, what a mess that was, remember we got Cardiff’s 3rd choice and he scored an own goal with the back of his head. We seem determined not to learn.
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Went to game today not my first this season and l promise you all shouting to give them a chance none are near the first team and yes ORiley did play yes clubs are looking at him can only think for future
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I went too, but have been to the last 10. Went on Friday. They were as bad today as good on friday. O'Riley was playing 10 for first 30 minutes and as we had no one to play a forward ball had to go deepmto get. He actually delivered 3 precison balls that our goants were beaten too on every occassion. He also then played the 50 yard pass to det up the goal and actually nearly scored wiht an intinstinctive shot. It wasnt his best game but if your are coach you could see the set up was all wrong of the whole team and half them were not bothered. SO yes he was OK bit not great today.. however he is the top assister in PL2 and Im afraid way better than what usually shows up in the first team. The rouble with 23's is most games are like walkign football and Fulham are renowned for a terribly weak team. Most good ones have 5-6 players of a good standard at FFC we struggle to have 2 or 3. Was next to the coach from French club who has seen him 6 times this season. Agreed it wasn't his but in his words and opinion .."best all round U23 midfielder in England..just needs to be with good players.His club are currently watching to see his contract situation as they wont pay stupid fees .What that means is if he doesnt sign (which he wont I doubt unless he gets first team action) then they will offer him a pre contract next Jan..So as usual people who come to one match and make a judgement on youth get to only look in one way. In the same way he would be playing for Barcelona if you watched the Man Utd game.And that is the trouble with English football: opinions based on one game or short termism to use the phrase.Funny how the ex U23 coach of German club was given the Norwich job..is now playing 5-6 from the academy and offloading older players..Until this club starts thinking like that no player will ever have a chance..
posted by Rich (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:15 PM
 
Spot on..awful game and a lot of U23 games are like that. I actually scout (but for agency) I gave O'Riley a 6/10. Which btw was the best for a Fulham player. But he can only work in the environment he is in. His passing was spot on his dead ball delivery was as usual excellent with the exception of a free kick and Fulham U23's are known as very weak. With only him and occasionally a couple more as quality players.All I would say is we would have him as we see him as Premiership/Champions league potential..and yes first team now. Didnt go to the Utd game as I do the south but by all reports he gave Chong and Gomes a lesson in how to control midfield. O'Riley could absolutely do as good a job in Fulhams first team as any of the current players occupying those roles..just give him a run of a few games and you'll see. If not you will lose him
posted by DT (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:27 PM
 
Matt was ok Knowing him he probably will be very critical but if you look at it he was still trying thingsnall througj the game except nonone was on the same wavelength Agreed he’s absolutely ready and would not do worse but as usual fulham would rather pick players who are pedestrian and have failed week in week out Technically better and vision way ahead of many Play him or lose him (I’m a scout too btw)!!
posted by Webbo (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:55 PM
 
And for those passing judgement on one game read this https://the4thofficial.net/2019/01/celtic-looking-to-make-a-bid-for-this-fulham-midfielder-what-can-he-add-to-rodgers-squad/
posted by Webbo (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:57 PM
 
What is wrong with the management coaching staff, ok the lad may not be ready for premiership football,but a loan spell to a good championship side could give us a better insite to his ability
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 10:37 PM
 
You won’t know unless you try him Obscenity at Southampton I saw him in 23’s against fulham Did ok but Matt was and is streaks ahead He was given a chance and they now have an asset Btw they are in a relegation battle too Then look at Gibbs -White wolves Skipp Souts Neither as good (spurs head agrees O’Riley is superior but cost is prohibitive) He’s the kind of player who will be better the higher up he is Maybe top championship tea that dominates or plays passing game otherwise abroad or premier league So why not fulham? Seri,cairney,etc none have set the world alight yet are given game time week in week out and haven’t delivered
posted by Webbo (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 10:51 PM
 
Oops Obafemi !!
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