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Tuesday 16th October 2018, 9:13 AM



 
Our problems did not begin when we started choping and changing Managers, but when we appointed Wroy as Manager. I know he took the club to the Europa League final. A truly great acheievement secured by a half decent team with a midfield leader Danny Murphy and a defence of Hegeland and Hughes who were excellent. BUT MOST damaging thing is he left with our prize possesion Ray Lewington, who not only knew our club backwards - he knew how to win in the Premiership and has experience of doing so and you just have to look at where C Palace are now (I know they are a one man team Zaha. Maybe Watford FC were right to get rid of SJ but he has not had much to work with as I firmly believe we have only four players who any other Premier side would want and that speaks volumes
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C Palace 14th on 7 points, Fulham 17th on 5 points. Wow, I really see your point ROC!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 10:11 AM
 
Really bad post how did you come up with that
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 10:32 AM
 
Just 4 players! Sess, Cairney, Ream, Betts, Seri, Mitro, Schurlle, Mac, to name a few!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 10:35 AM
 
Dead set, I have never read such a load of tosh in all my life!
posted by Hints - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 11:20 AM
 
DISAGREE WITH ROC'S CONCLUSION BUT I AGREE THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN GREAT IN EPL WITH LEWINGTON GONE. ON THE OTHER HAND, SJ GOT US PROMOTED WITHOUT HIM SO LOOKING AT ROY's ENGLAND AND PALACE, ONE CANNOT ASSUME THAT HE IS THE MISSING LINK. I THINK PARKER WAS A MISTAKE AND SUSPECT NOT SJ's CHOICE. BUT CAN IT REALLY BE THE CASE THAT SJ IS JUST TOO NAIVE TO MANAGE AN EPL SIDE? I THINK IF YOU COMPARE WITH LIVERPOOL AND BARCALONA, SJ LIKES TO PLAY THEIR STYLE BUT, AND THIS IS THE RUB, WE DO NOT HAVE THE PLAYERS WHO CAN MATCH THAT STYLE. THAT IS SURPRISING IF YOU BELIEVE THE PUNTERS WHO SAY YOU HAVE MORE TIME IN THE EPL. I SUGGEST THE STATS WILL SHOW THAT WHEN IT COMES TO GIVING THE BALL AWAY, THAT IS, CANNOT HOLD IT AND PASS TO A WHITE SHIRT, WE ARE PRETTY NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 6:38 PM
 
Why why why?? Is it so back that we have to go back to a assistant coach from 7 or 8 years ago!! No logic! You have more logic blaming useless (no fault of their own but why we hire 5 years old kids for the job) ball boys we have! I think it’s all their fault we are not top of the league!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:00 PM
 
 
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Monday 15th October 2018, 10:39 PM



 
For a great son in law. Just a quick note.
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That wasn't me!
posted by Barney (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 10:39 PM
 
 
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Monday 15th October 2018, 10:28 PM



 
Did not mind either way But that’s good enough for me hope Khan gets it
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There’s a surprise !!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:55 AM
 
Does Levy want to buy it? I'm sure he had the chance. Good time to shut up, I suggest.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 6:41 PM
 
Levy was always going to oppose sale of Wembley because he hopes NFL play at WHL in future self interst rules in the Levy household
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:24 PM
 
 
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Monday 15th October 2018, 6:46 PM



 
Knock knock, who's there? Tess. Tess Who? I found two results within 1.2 miles for Tesco's in your area.
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He's 'ere all week !
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 10:31 PM
 
Hope not!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 10:17 AM
 
 
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Monday 15th October 2018, 4:10 PM



 
Away to Cardiff and home to Bournemouth will give us a good indication what kind of season we can look forward to !
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I suggest we have a very good indication already! It may be useful if SJ's next team plays a tighter defensive style and it is FFC that scores the breakaway goal(s).
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 10:02 PM
 
And that we play same team both matches irrespecttive of score
posted by T.no (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 1:13 PM
 
 
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Monday 15th October 2018, 3:48 PM



 
So the people of the beautiful city of Seville have had the dubious pleasure of coming face to face with a collection of scum bags who consider themselves part of the England football scene. Was hoping that those dark days were gone but apparently some still think it's fun and ok to smash up people's property - nothing like a good nights entertainment is there?
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Shame as we had a very good performance from the squad.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 10:04 PM
 
 
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Monday 15th October 2018, 11:46 AM



 
just booked tickets for Anfield - never been there before so dead excited. Accommodation is looking a bit pricey though. Anyone know any cheap basic place close to centre of Liverpool for one night?
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Can only afford one away game a month so Huddersfield or Anfield both require a night out as I'm on the South Coast,been to both Huddersfield and Liverpool.But see you at Cardiff.COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 2:13 PM
 
Tripadvisor, you are a true legend, going to where lions would fear to venture. I hope you will be wearing your hardest of hats, plus a hand counter, so you dont lose track of all the goals we concede
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 3:00 PM
 
It's true I travel more in hope than expectation but will try to enjoy the experience nonetheless. I had planned many years ago to go there for a midweek League cup match but couldn't get the time off work. Just as well; we lost 10 -0 and they missed a penalty! After that - with low expectations, it's unlikely I'll be disappointed
posted by Tripadvisor (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 3:31 PM
 
There was a story that a supporter who went to the 10 0 match had his car stolen. The team was so sorry for him he travelled back on the Team Coach
posted by MJ (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 5:05 PM
 
I go to Liverpool most years. There are plenty of hotels, large and small in the City Centre. The big expensive one called the Adelphi does cheap crap rooms for tours, going out of there walk towards the centre and there are small hotels above the shops. If you go left from the Adelphi past the kebab shop there is a small hotel, I don't know the prices but they must be alright. The beer is cheap after London prices. I have not had much trouble, I got attacked in a pub once for no reason and then the attacker appologised, said he thought I was drugging woman which was maddness being as I was there with older women, and at Everton someone decided to throw something at us after a game we had lost.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:33 AM
 
 
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Man of the Match last night playing in mid field ....interesting
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Yeah,swap O,Neill for Slavisa anytime.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 12:03 PM
 
Yep seems could be Jokanovic tactics not players
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 12:38 PM
 
For what it’s worth I thought Christie was awful in the first half against Arsenal but got away with it but was worse in the second half because Arsenal ‘s savvy coach saw the weakness and told his players at half time to attack the right back position
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 1:56 PM
 
I don't think it takes too much to be the best player in the Ireland team....
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 2:54 PM
 
So did l FFC Supporter can’t understand why he was not first player subbed The not trying to get back really got me
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 3:54 PM
 
Just read Christie say just went out there to work hard and put a shift in If he did that v Arsenal would not of got stuffed 5-1
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 4:05 PM
 
WELL john,at least the Ireland team does not leak goals like a sieve and make a disgrace of thhemselves like we do. Has to be our one trick manager .Dont blame the players.
posted by JIMJO (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 4:59 PM
 
The one trick manager who we all adored, went 25games unbeaten, credited for playing like man city of the championship and won us promotion less than 10 games ago?? I still have more time for our one trick manager than some of the players.
posted by Johm (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 9:31 PM
 
HELLO.....
posted by Shedhead (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 7:10 AM
 
If our one trick manager picked Christie as a CDM this Saturday you would all crucify him! Its mental your turning on him after 8 games!
posted by Adam (Guest) - Tuesday 16th October 2018, 9:14 AM
 
 
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Apologies for starting another discussion on politics to fill the space created by the international break! We voted Brexit Not based on first past the post but one man one vote. As a result the parties were split across the middle. Why now negotatiting and voting on the Brexit deal and what’s good or bad for UK is done by Party?? No wonder why there’s infighting and people like corbyn and Boris are more interested in their personal gain. Brexit is way way more important than politics and parties!!! It will impact, like a war, our lives for many generations to come! Now we are leaving (not what I’d wanted) we should treat this like a WAR and put party and personal interest aside! It’s ridiculous now DUP effectively has the final vote in the deal!! It’s a joke!
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Sry simple 27 countries in the EU only 3 countries keeping there head above water why would you stay? We voted out admittedly it's more complicated than 1st thought both sides lied Cameron started it told us how much he loved his country then resigned now he's making a great living making speeches. Stop remoaning let's get out!!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 11:47 AM
 
Well said Mike.
posted by Brain Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 11:55 AM
 
mike ,, i couldnt av put it better ,, and then fill in that f,in tunnel
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 12:32 PM
 
Thumbs up Mike, with you 100%.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 1:17 PM
 
Like most of you I am nearer the end than the beginning For anyone up to their 30’s even 40’s this is the biggest potential disaster to affect their future in living memory
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 14th October 2018, 3:39 PM
 
When you’ve been married for 40 years and have 27 children, dont think its simple just to ‘get out’ , unless you are perfectly happy to give up all access to the children . We seem to want full access plus the odd conjugal visit. Oddly enough, life isn’t quite like that .This will be the first deal in history to purposely shrink our economy and restrict our freedom of access overseas. Sounds a bit like punching ourselves in the face, being preferable to a tickle by Johnny Foreigner?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 3:43 PM
 
MIKE AND BRAIN, odds on your both over 65 with bugger all to lose.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:03 PM
 
Likely, but not necessarily so, Harry L. It’s a sad fact that the very poorest, ill educated and most likely to suffer are the very same as those who voted for Brexit. Those people blame foreigners for their own failings...not surprising, I suppose, after so much rubbish over the years being spouted both by politicians and the media .
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:13 PM
 
....by the way, I am over 65
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:14 PM
 
I dont think the Wetherspoons brigade with their mortgages paid, index linked pensions ongoing, and still romancing about England returning to its green field country pub personae really give a toss about anybody with their life in front of them
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:20 PM
 
P.s. I am nearly 65.....
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:21 PM
 
Clearly you havent been in the same Wetherspoons as me!!! I only ever see overweight rascists ( think Chelsea/West Ham fans) who believe we still have an Empire, are anti Gay marriage and think that Grayson Perry is a fat tranny who doesn’t know his pots from his pans
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:26 PM
 
Just over 50 actually everyone entitled to their own opinion more importantly I think we’ll avoid the drop!!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 7:58 PM
 
My point is not whether we leave or not. I didn't want to leave but decision made and that's it. My point is why party politics come into the negotiation and vote. This is bigger than politics. It's like a WAR. Once we are in - we have to put aside party politics and do what is right for the country and fight together. The way is going we will end up with 25% of what people want. That is, only 52% wanted to leave, with party politics, only half of them will get what they want - that is 26%!!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 8:14 PM
 
I’m nearer 80 than 70 and I have children for whom I want a good future. My wife worked for 5+ years in Luxembourg for the EIB, in a senior capacity. We both voted enthusiastically to leave. She was tasked with the job of re- structuring the organisation. They know they’ve got problems but self - interest made it an impossible brief. She tried for many years, to no avail. The EU and it’s various parts is an un- democratic, corrupt and inefficient, self interested gravy train, run by self interested civil servants.....in our opinion. I fully understand why people with perhaps less insight into the workings of this organisation would worry very much with regards to what the future holds for our country. It will not be easy, however I firmly believe we can thrive, after a time, get our country back and our self respect and not continue to be dictated to by these unelected bureaucrats. It wasn’t for us, like many others, a question of immigration, rather the right to deport Abdul Hamza and his ilk when OUR courts decide and not be overruled by the European Courts, in other words to be in control of our own country and our own destiny.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 8:21 AM
 
and if we need labour be it a fruitpicker or doctor , they will be assesed , visa led immagration ,,,, leave granny and the kids at home insted of overloading our carehomes schools and nationel health ,,, remember 2 polish adults i kid equals a grand a month tax credits , and there rent and rates paid ,,, do we really need that
posted by eric,m (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 9:54 AM
 
Good letter Mortlake, I voted to leave ( and would so again) nothing to do with being a racist just wanted a sensible plan for controlling the countless millions who flock to our shores every year, surely even the dimmest of politicians - and we have more than enough of them should be able to recognise that fact. And simple things such as being told that we can't dredge our rivers which if allowed would possibly shorten the odds of people's homes being flooded - because it isn't good for the environment still rankle a bit,
posted by Harry (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 12:40 PM
 
What's that shining light in the sky,?why it's a Corbyn, soon to be elected as a leader of our great country and all problems will be sorted so fear not folks and by the way we're going to win the Premier League this season !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 12:50 PM
 
hahaha! Nice one Mike - I especially like the line of your message that says 'it's more complicated than 1st thought.' I suppose if you belived what was initially said by the Brexit side of the debate then, it would NOW appear to be 'more complicated'. Let's face it; you were always told what now appears to be a pack of lies. After all; it was the Brexiteers who said that 'The free trade agreement would be the easiest deal in human history.' It was the Brexiteers who said; 'Getting out of the EU will be quick and easy and that the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.' It was the Brexiteers who said that 'Trade relations with the EU could be sorted out in an afternoon over a cup of coffee' and although I could go on; it was the brexiters who said that; 'Within minutes of a vote for brexit, CEO's would be knocking down the German Chancellors door demanding access to the british market'. Since then we have Jaguar Land Rover move to a 3 day working week, there has been a drop in value of our currency; there has been a drop in value of our homes across the country, we have companies already moving operations to main land europe and others exploring the notion of doing so which, what ever way you cut it will impact business negatively. Essentially; the UK is going to be worse off post Brexit than before and it is utter lunacy to push this through. Cheering Brexit (as it currently stands today) and requesting to 'fill in the f-ing tunnel' and other such comments is like watching some one defecate in their own hands and then start applauding a car crash. Each to their own I suppose. Everyone's entitled to an opinion!
posted by OddBod! (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 1:05 PM
 
So money is the criteria? Not sovereignty, not self determination, not democratic process, not self government, not due process. I’d rather be a little poorer and be master of my own destiny and believe that we will be more successful trading with the wider world and outside the EU ‘s red tape straight jacket and fiscal exploitation. But hey, as you say everyone is entitled to their opinion. The vote said, let’s leave and looks like that’s exactly what we’re doing.
posted by Duh (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 1:49 PM
 
Duh is a great name for you. What you really mean is that you’d prefer others to be a little poorer, so long as you can get out of the EU. Well, my clever friend, please tell me who’s going to wipe your bottom when you go to hospital? Who’s going to clean your streets, pick your fruit and clean your house? And another thing, who decides what happens in the WTO ? That’s right, you havent a clue, as its decided by. Bureaucrats from goodness knows where, that you’ve never heard of...we will simply swap one lot for another,except this time without any say, choice or hope. Get real. If you want to feel a bit more enlightened, drop the Express and the Telegraph and read the FT, unless, of course, you’ve had enough of experts
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 3:11 PM
 
Sorry but Staying in the EU so we can continue to exploit cheap labor to do the work we dont want to do is disgusting. We wouldn't need to bring in people to carry out social service jobs if we paid people a decent wage and not able to keep the salaries low by continually bringing in people from poorer countries in the EU. It is short term anyway as once there economies improve and there standard of living increases they wont come here.The Irish used to come in droves a generation ago , Now more people are going in the opposite direction in the last few years.
posted by Tezza - Monday 15th October 2018, 4:26 PM
 
Rm, made it as far as your second sentence. Then decided that you were a complete imbecile. Read Mortlake’s post as he appears to have some insight into the workings of the EU, whilst you obviously know very little. Just like to add that Tezza is absolutely correct, but maybe Rm would prefer to go back to relying on a modern day slave trade. Not sure exploitation is the way forward.
posted by Duh (Guest) - Monday 15th October 2018, 5:21 PM
 
Eloquently put Tezza and accurate too:) Rm....tut,tut.
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News from a source folks! Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne is surplus to requirements, and he doesn't figure into Klopp's plans? We are desperately in need of a decent right back, never mind about a left back at the moment. There is no more time for sentiments in my opinion. If we can pick up points against Cardiff and teams like Huddersfield around us? It might give Slavisa a stay of execution! The Fulham board are alarmed at the rate of goals we are shipping against the opposition, and maybe we need to think about our defence? Sorry i have changed my tune a bit now this news has leaked out but that right side is a bigger concern for me now. Arsenal exposed us big-time, and Christie is a liability on that right side. Clyne if we can get him in January will plug that gap, but it all depends if they see it from my point? My opinions don't matter and i am not the manager. If it was up to me, i would also try for Gary Cahill-center and Matt Target-left. That is if things don't work out with our current crop of defenders. We still need a proper holding Midfielder to mix it in there with Seri and Tom Cairney, but all this is my opinion, i am not the manager...
 
 
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The Mirror declare that “pressure is growing” on Jokanovic after a summer of big spending and that there are concerns within the club that his brand of football is too open. The Mirror say “the club’s top brass are understood to want him to go back to basics, with an emphasis on defending” in order to improve...
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Problem is the manager got rid of stuart gray to bring in the totally inexperienced scott parker.
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 12:49 AM
 
Couldn't understand the logic of Gray leaving either, he was part of a good coaching squad the last 2 seasons. Fulham broke something that didn't need fixing.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 5:34 AM
 
That was a strange move ! Maybe we should have got John Terry in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Tezza - Monday 15th October 2018, 4:29 PM
 
Apparently, us fans are not the only ones who are alarmed at the number of goals we are conceding, our Chairman and management team are concerned too. I really like Slavisa and I still think that he is our man to guide us out of a sticky situation. That Cardiff game away is the most important game to kick-start our season, and we have to win. Khan has big ambitions to buy Wembley etc, and from the vibes and news i am picking up, it sounds like squeaky bum time for Slavisa. I just hope that we don't pick up any major injuries from these internationals and i hope that Slavisa can pick a back four that can perform and click together. Time is running out and i hope our chairman allows Slavisa more time and patience. We should beat Cardiff, and on paper, we should have the class and firepower from midfield to attack to outdo them. Mawson Ream and co will need to click sooner rather than later. Sorry to be coming on here like this, but we need to get through Cardiff and i feel we can relax a bit. Bournemouth are on a good run and we can't expect to turn up and take points of them, we have to earn and graft for points...
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Apparently deal done for £600 million wonder what if any impact on our club. Can’t beleive the F A will get there hands on all that money watch it disappear. Would we sell Lords,Wimbledon what next?
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The establishment would sell English people for fertilizer if they could.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 12:59 PM
 
With sold of most things water and gas company’s trains hospitals Wembley small in comparison
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 1:56 PM
 
Don’t see the issue or what all the fuss is about to be honest. The FA didn’t own Wembley stadium until around 1991 in any case. It was rented from a foreign consortium.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 2:42 PM
 
Ps I doubt we own Lords or Wimbledon in any case. It seems that some people out there are just waiting to be offended so that they can stand on a soap box. There are much more important things in life than worrying about who owns what. Get over it.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 2:46 PM
 
It’s ridiculous comparing Wembley with Wimbledon or Lords, as many more non soccer events take place at Wembley than not. Wimbledon and Lords are almost xclusively used to hold tennis and cricket events
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 3:45 PM
 
Probable disappear slowly Mike in the hope that nobody will notice, just hope that lady who has recently spent 16 million at Harrods doesn't get her mitts on it !
posted by Harry (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 5:53 PM
 
Think a few might be getting withdrawal symptoms waiting for the footie to restart
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 5:57 PM
 
NO!!! ,
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 6:36 PM
 
Comparing Wembley to lords and Wimbledon chalk and cheese reckon you’d have more chance of acquiring Buckingham palace than lords some very serious people lurk in the long room think you might need serious capital and interests to acquire been there for cricket and a tour around most impressive worth a visit for cricket fans !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 14th October 2018, 10:20 AM
 
£600 million is a big but Mr Khan will get £150 million by selling The Cottage and wont have to spend £100 Million redeveloping the stadium. So Fulham get a new 90,000 seater stadium for £350 million with loads on extra revenue streams like England games, American Football and concerts. Bargain.
posted by Tezza - Monday 15th October 2018, 4:35 PM
 
Doubt we will leave ffc for me last straw if we did i will not follow Fulham if we leave our home the clubs home is where my heart is and nowhere else
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Watched first half. Going to bed. Who is the FA kidding?
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Move over Willie.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:23 PM
 
3 in the bed and the little one said roll over
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:41 PM
 
Boasting again morty !!
posted by Nudge Nudge (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 8:21 AM
 
When I think of bed my thoughts are only of sleep, in fact getting any, I am of that age where a good meal, a nice glass of something and an uninterrupted nights sleep, are the height of satisfaction. That and of course seeing Fulham win.:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 9:27 AM
 
At the moment more chance of a good nice sleep than a Fuljham win, though hopefully soon to change!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 10:18 AM
 
How about a good Steelhead run Morty. Satisfaction guaranteed...
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 13th October 2018, 3:53 PM
 
:)) that would be very nice Arizonan, Mind I would have to rely on my skill set and that doesn’t get better, rather it diminishes each season. Soon I’ll be missing more than I make.....wait, that’s been happening for years, haha.
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....Over to you Geezer ;0)))
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I have enlightened him on the changes , more than likely on his way through the ozone layer with the pressure of steam coming out of his ears :-)))
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 6:14 PM
 
The joy of the premiership !!!!!
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Surely we can find a couple of decent full backs somewhere ! ?
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I wonder if our youth players would have let five in?
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:26 AM
 
After watching again can’t understand how Christe stayed on pitch can tolerate mistakes but strolling back and not helping defence is a crime in my book would not be happy if winger was doing that but a wing back Other players should of been having right go. Most of us like Sessegnon further forward but he was my man of match
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:50 AM
 
Maybe we should play Christie up front, as after all he did win the goal of the month prize ?
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 3:03 PM
 
Good goal it was to liked the player but can’t believe how lazy he was when he talks about fighting for his place he’s a big strong fast player more effort could be very good
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 3:19 PM
 
Christie was identified as our weak-link by the Arsenal last week apparently. If correct? they mauraded down that right-hand side knowing that Christie would be caught out of position gallivanting up the pitch. I wouldn't mind his contribution upfield if there was a reasonable end result. Ie, assist to Mitrovic and a goal once in a while. I backed Christie enough times but i admit that he isn't good enough. Goodness knows what the Irland manager sees in him? We might have kept Fredericks. Fredericks could at least dink that ball over and connect with a forward. Christies ball assists goes to nowhere!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 11:37 PM
 
HELLO.... HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
posted by Shedhead (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 1:16 AM
 
Fredericks did well for us last season, but thought he was worth higher wages than the club did. Now I wonder if he is happy with more money and hardly ever getting a game at West Ham. He was always on the verge of a red card. and probably knows now that he isn't as good as he thought he was.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 7:54 AM
 
Stephen Sessegnon is 18 now, and an England under 19 International. He has a World Cup winners medal He may be a couple of years behind his brother in footballing skills, but surely he must be as good as anybody to be given a game against Cardiff at right back if Fosu-Mensah is still not fit
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 8:02 AM
 
Seen him a few times Bert won’t score as many goals as Ryan but fill will become better defender done well in league Cup can’t do worst than Christie did v Arsenal if we were in Championship sure he would be getting games some say if he didn’t get nasty injury would of broken in same time as Ryan. Bit harder putting him in a team struggling in Premiership got to start somewhere
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MITRO ON HAT TRICK FOR SERBIA!
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WARNING! WARNING!!! MOURHINHO ON SCOUTING MISSION??? MITROVIC MAYBE?????????
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 10:57 PM
 
Isn’t that 9 goals scored in all competitions already and we are only in early Oct. he will score 30 by next June! No wonder Mourinho is watching!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 12:09 AM
 
Mitro carried on his scoring form, but what worries me is that England's U23's won 7-0, and Ryan didn't score any of them, although he played for the full 90 minutes ! !
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 3:00 PM
 
How did Mitro manage to score a hat Rick when Serbia only won 2-0 then idiot??
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 5:54 PM
 
Bottle job boy imp , who has said he scored a hat trick ! Lol
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 6:18 PM
 
Norfolk Enchants??? Shouldn't that be Norfolk INBREDS? You and the FOOLS are well matched...GEDDITT!!!!!
posted by Brentford Bob (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 1:41 AM
 
Fat Bob , i heard you had eaten yourself to an early grave last summer , looking for a manager any one , lol , on your way down small , managerless bentford , hahaha
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 8:26 AM
 
Bob which hole did you creep out from not heard of you recently are little bees doing well don’t look at championship much these days !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 6:47 PM
 
BOO!
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No,,!!!
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Don't forget to take your little flags with you when you line the roads at Windsor tomorrow to celebrate another " royal Wedding " costing us good old taxpayers a few bob the least you can do is give them a wave.
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com,on Harry'' buy your royal highness half a lager!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 8:52 PM
 
Cmon Harry don’t be a party pooper! !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 9:48 PM
 
The royals a bunch welfare spongers, get rid off. Eugenies parents andrew and sarah ferguson are 2 of the most repulsive royals, selfish and in it for the money, Effing ponces. Have absolutely no time for royals. Sanction them and take away their money and see what happens.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 11:36 PM
 
Civil war is what would happen. The armed forces are loyal to the crown, not the parliamentary tossers elected by those who share your trotsky opinions.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th October 2018, 4:13 AM
 
If you do the sums the royal family generate more money through tourism than it costs the taxpayers,although Fergie etc are pisstakers and undoubtedly give much if anything back
posted by Mike (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 6:52 AM
 
Never Say Die calling someone repulsive!! Haha. He’d know “ repulsive “ when he sees it. Talk about pot and kettle. Go peddle your crap somewhere else.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 8:29 AM
 
Buckingham Palace would make great affordable housing
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:02 AM
 
Too much maintenance Keetch. Heard the place was falling down. Haha. Who could afford the window cleaning bill?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:05 AM
 
Mike, the French dumped monarchy in the 1800's but the palace of Versailles gets twice as many visitors per year than both Buck house and Windsor castle combined! Do you really think Britain gets tourists hoping to get a glimpse of an unworldly bunch of freaks in 1940's fashions? Do you visit other countries to see their monarchy? furthermore Arizonian I am and always will be an English republican and am in no way a communist! Throughout history more death and misery has been cast upon the human race by two entities, monarchy and religion! I have no time for either. COYW'S
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:10 AM
 
You know all about crap realistic! that's all you ever post IDIOT!!!
posted by nosferayu (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 9:12 AM
 
One thing for sure realistic I will never bow to a royal or anybody else,but you, I could see you realistic doffing your cap to the supposed better than yous. I could also see you on your knees scraping the barrel and kissing the royal arse. I will be the one with my dignity intact, FOOL.
posted by Never say Die! (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 10:20 AM
 
I’m with you I would also never bow to anyone else, and I would never call anyone “Sir” as no man is better than me, and no man worse. However, might have made an exception for Bobby Robson........
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th October 2018, 10:41 AM
 
I've realised for many a year that one of the requirements to being a Fulham supporter is to have a good sense of humour, when you have witnessed Tosh Chamberlain trying a shot at goal and the ball finishing up in the Thames it sets you up for most of " the tragedies" of life.Also love Keeth 54 suggestion that Buckingham Palace could be turned into " affordable housing" though maybe our owner could be one who could who could manage it!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 11:24 AM
 
When you think about it , it means a 94 and 97 year old wouldnt have to worry about the 43 spare bedrooms and the resultant implications of the bedroom tax. Warrants consideration
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th October 2018, 12:10 PM
 
And in addition , might make them feel less guilty about the horrendous cost of the total refurbishment of the apartment in Kensington Palace for the newly married couple which presumably fits with her new husband’s profile flogging upmarket tequilla ( do you think he’ll pay rent?)
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th October 2018, 12:22 PM
 
Not sure about “ doffing my cap to my betters” but whilst not having much time for the minor Royals, I do think the Queen and Prince Charles and their immediate children do a great job representing the U.K. if we didn’t have them we’d be a Republic and have a potential Trump figure. For nosferayu and N s D’s clarification I was, as ever, objecting to N s D’s offensive language and abusive attitudes. I think that too many people in our modern society show no respect whatsoever, which I’d deplorable. Nosferatu on the other hand makes some valid points, albeit I would point out that Versailles is a museum, no one lives there, whilst Buck Houseis a fully functioning building, home to our Head of State and fully functioning facility used on behalf of all of us, entertaining heads of state and many functions, honouring hero’s of the Armed Forces and society in general, from sporting hero’s to charities. Better Buck House than a White House.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 1:16 PM
 
Could have also used Buckingham Palace to put up all the homeless cleared off the streets of Windsor whilst the media and sections of the worlds press looked on thinking how great life must be in our so called affluent society.
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th October 2018, 1:34 PM
 
Never been able to understand quite what ""affordable housing "" realy means, either you can afford it or you can't !
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 12th October 2018, 2:11 PM
 
Hello Marcus you FOOOOOL!!! Just back and missing laughing at you.....GGRRRRR, HAHA!!!
posted by Brentford Bob- HE BAAAACCCK---BOOOM (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 1:20 AM
 
One thing about me,I never slag my team or manager as I always give them the benefit of the doubt. Joka, now has run of winnable games between now and Xmas, If the trend continues with leaky defense not sorted and we go on a losing, then with the greatest reluctancy Joka has to go. I just hope we have 3rd year of a turnaround which seems to kick in November as in 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. One thing is noticeable is there is the table and contract left unsigned by Joka which shows he is no mercenary as I think he knows the Premiership is the 2nd toughest league after Championship. If results don't go his way he will leave Fulham with dignity along with a minimal pay off hence the unsigned contract. Coyw's.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 1:35 AM
 
See you can make some sensible observations if you try and without the usual expletives, well done. I would add that I find myself roughly in agreement. You might want to change something haha. I’m liking the new you already, keep it up.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 13th October 2018, 9:35 AM
 
I haven't changed my opinion of Joka as I deem him an honourble man and Realistic,what you see in my previous post is myself being pragmatic not weakness , if we go in freefall, then it painstakingly obvious. Things needs changing. So don't get ahead of yourself liking the new me. I have not changed one iota. As I will still fulfill my verbals in the future. Enjoy the whupping Colins Cardiff, I hope.
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Ha ha mine too.
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What's he on about tweeting about the Khan's and corruption. This absolute prat conned his way into the lives of our Chairman & family and this is how he repays them for his 15 min of fame. He fancied himself a football genius but will forever be remembered as the man who sanctioned Rui Fonte for £8 Million!! Any wonder he had to call the Old Bill to help him be escorted from Motspur before he was collared by Slavisa!
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He’s talking crap anyway just out for 5 minutes of fame!!
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Not sure what’s happening this season but why have we got so many injuries and none of which you’d expect. It’s not like we seen too many bad tackles on our players. Foxu-mensah fell to the ground and dislocated his shoulder. Cairney has a little clip by a player knackered his ankle. Bryan just stopped injured. Ream injured after season was finished and before the new one started. Not even sure what’s wrong with Mawson! Unlucky or what! Something to do with our training method not suited for the premier league??
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I sometimes look at injuries with an arched eyebrow. I remember Terry butcher running around in a WC qualifier with his brain hanging out or Beckenbauer playing with a sling on( broken collar bone) in a WC match against Italy. I know we need to protect our players from further injuries by holding them back till there fit but cmonnn. Guys like Ozil to name one. Pfffft. Money turned players into cream puffs. You know what I mean??!
posted by Vin (Guest) - Wednesday 10th October 2018, 11:56 PM
 
I agree with both of you. However, I'm sure that players are fine-tuned to be athletically fit rather than trained to be players who can ride knocks on the playing field. Hence any added strain against a muscle component is likely to cause a stress injury - or worse. Also, the intensity of tackles in the modern game is more frequent and designed to 'stop' a player thus adding to the chances of an injury occurring. Having said that, there is also a lot of ducking and diving and superficial 'injuries' designed to earn the referees attention and gain an unfair advantage. You don't see that on a rugby field, even at International level. Players who get injured are injured - full stop.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 3:36 AM
 
I think it's a case of winning teams don't get injured because their on the front foot but teams that keep losing remain on the back foot thereby pick up injuries much easier.e.g.Watford and Wolves.
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 10:38 AM
 
Intensity of tackles in modern games ????some of these modern players would not have lasted to long in the game in the sixties and seventies plus heavy pitches no bottomless money pit think it’s fair to say doubt they would hang in this country for to long !!
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Just sat here watching our ladies playing Australia live from the Cottage (sad bas@@@d I know ) thinking about, and considering the srroundings, even they would stand a chance against our defence at the moment.
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Whoa! We have got to be careful what we say here. We lost to a good side on Sunday, but not a great side. If you have a close look at the premiership, the teams that have taken over as odds-on to win the league are the one's with pace all over. The days of the big striker waiting for a lob into the box wont do that well. That's why Spurs are beginning to look old fashioned and Kane looks what he really is, a donkey. We at Fulham, are new boys. We have to start from scratch. Teams like Man City and Liverpool are streets ahead because of their wealth and their managers. You can say what you like about the championship, but it is more even and anyone of a dozen teams could go up. The Premiership not so. Only two or three teams can win it every year. We have to learn, and learn quickly how to win games when not playing well. We have to get everybody fit, and if we are still not winning then our squad isn't good enough. The manager may not last until Christmas, but that's just the name of the game. We need to try and pick up points here and there and win games we perhaps don't deserve to. And if we do need another manager, don't worry, there are plenty out there dying to jump on the gravy train.
posted by Fulham Addict (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 8:52 PM
 
Talksport were discussing the bottom 10's chances of staying up this season, in the Premier League and what worries me, is that they said that in their opinion Cardiff City are the worst side ever to be promoted to the Premier League, and they just couldn't see when they would win a game. I might suggest that they look at the results on Saturday October 20th, and they might have the answer to that one. What was encouraging about their remarks though, especially Jason Cundy, they thought that we had enough to survive. Time alone will tell on that one.
posted by NORMAN (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 11:12 PM
 
Heard it as well , calling several teams dross , but ffc were borderline dross ! But yep , cundy thought we would survive !
posted by Terry (Guest) - Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:35 AM
 
The team most likely to win the PREMIERSHIP is Celtic ! We play in the PREMIER LEAGUE!
posted by doom (Guest) - Wednesday 10th October 2018, 12:05 PM
 
Pedant idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Wednesday 10th October 2018, 10:16 PM
 
Not so sure on that one about Cardiff
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 11th October 2018, 10:02 PM
 
DOH YOU FOOOL, CELTIC AER SCOTISH, THICK AER WE?!!!
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The Football Association are examining claims by a former Fulham employee who says he is trying to alert the authorities to corruption ahead of club owner Shahid Khan's attempt to buy Wembley Stadium for £600m. On Thursday Martin Glenn and the Football Association board will present to the FA council having approved the sale of the national stadium to Fulham’s billionaire owner, Khan. But Craig Kline, Fulham’s former assistant director of football, has made a number of explosive claims ahead of that meeting and has now urged FA investigators to alert the FA council. Sportsmail have not been able to establish whether Kline has credible evidence to support the sensational claims and whether Fulham and Khan will be able to provide a rebuttal. However, it has been previously reported that the club were considering taking legal action.
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When you are talking about vast amounts of money changing hands there is always the possiblility of corruption rearing its ugly head, let's hope the inquiry gets to the truth.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 6:53 PM
 
Sour grapes by Kline after he was sacked!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 7:45 PM
 
Pay back time I reckon. Everything I’ve heard regarding Kline is he’s flakey and by the looks of it, a bit vindictive. Big girl. No offence ladies merely an expression we all understand.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 9:49 PM
 
He’s presumably out to sabatage owners bid to buy Wembley as a payback for being kicked out of ffc he’s talking rubbish
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What this side needs is a red faced general barking orders down the pitch,a player with his heart on his sleeve and hates to lose. Some of our current squad are motivated by pay packets and fancy haircuts. You would be surprised what a clump in the earhole would achieve or the anticipation of one. I live in Canada and there was a hockey player named Mark Messier who was less than impressed with a highly rated Swedish guy’s standard of play he politely lnformed him to play better or he would “ knock out ALL of his teeth” He score 5 in his next game. The equivalent of 5 goals in the prem. Just sayin.
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You mean like Warnock?
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 3:10 AM
 
KEANO. Whispering unpleasantries in your ear at the half. Who wouldn’t be shook? Its a dying art.
posted by Vin (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 6:26 AM
 
Absolutely bang on mate! Where's the Danny Murphy? Where's the Alan Mullery? I see no Captain telling people what to do. Ryan Sessegon left back, shame should be left wing and you can go thru the team at present and look at each one. They need a kick up the arse the lot of them.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 7:11 AM
 
In my opinion we will be in a dogfight with the bottom half of the table.forget the rest with maybe one or two exceptions.Our defence against City was the worst I've seen so far followed closely by the Arsenal game.I dread to think what the Liverpool forwards will do.But what is confusing is that we played a good first half Sunday????? coyw
posted by Dreamer (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 9:06 AM
 
Lots of people banging on about SJ changing our defence every game. But what's he supposed to do with two key players injured, with Tim Ream still not match fit? He'll be criticised for making yet more changes at Cardiff in a fortnight, but surely no manager is going to go into that game with same defensive line-up that shipped five goals in their last fixture?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 4:55 PM
 
Have to say thought arsenal played as good as anybody against in the last half hour reckon they would have beat any prem side having watched the two afternoon fixtures Arsenal the most impressive. Look on the bright side if a k had not missed a sitter from point blank result would probably been not so demoralising. Still think they might h@ve won but not by so many next three games need to be more productive !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 5:05 PM
 
We all realised that Sess is not a capable left back in this division and is better further forward. After the Arsenal game, match of the day pundits showed that the same applies to Christie. He is well rated by Ireland, and has done well for them as a right sided attacking midfield player, but is unable or unwilling to defend. with Mensah probably still unfit, and Odoi one of our best central defenders, Is it time to give Stephen Sessengon a chance to show what he can do at right back.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:30 AM
 
Good call Bert lets be fair he plays for England's youngsters so must be of a good standard.
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Yes, our defence looks dodgy! Yes, the team haven’t lived up to many fans expectations! Yes, Arsenal took the pist on Sunday and made us look like muppets! Yes, the result at Everton was very disappointing! Yes, we think the manager is tinkering too much! Yes, we spent a £100m! Yes, Wolves also spent £100m but they have twice as many points as us! Yes, we are gutted!! Absolutely gutted!! But why have you guys given up already!? We didn’t get anything out of the 3 of the 8 matches we played because they are top six sides. Apart from that the only disappointment was the Everton game! So let’s calm down a bit! We have another 30games to go! If it only took 8 games for some of you to think Slavisa is the God to we should be sacking him, we have another 4 rounds of 8 games to go! Let’s judge the team and the manager once we have played theblikes of Cardiff, Southampton, Huddersfield, Newcastle and even Wolves and Leicester. We are good enough to stay above the bottom 5-6 teams in the premier league. All this negative talk is too early and premature! I suspect the people writing off the Slavisa now are the same people wanting him to be sacked this time last season?? I suspect it won’t be long before some of you guys questioning Khan’s agenda again for buying Fulham!? I understand the frustration and I am not a cheer leader for Slavisa but he and the team deserve a bit more patient and a lowered expectation! Coyw!
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Heard it kicked off over in Putney after. Though them days was behind us.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 11:56 PM
 
It never kicked off in putney after the game , you must be a sun journalist , lol jackanory
posted by Ben Twilley (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 9:20 AM
 
Hello again Mike!!
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 12:08 PM
 
If we beat Cardiff all will be forgotten and we will be back on track in 10 - 14th place which is our target I think for this year.
posted by Tezza - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 12:10 PM
 
If we beat Cardiff all will be forgotten and we will be back on track in 10 - 14th place which is our target I think for this year.
posted by Tezza - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 12:12 PM
 
Its amazing how quickly some on here have turned on our manager, imagine how bad it would be if were actually in the bottom 3... This was always going to be a tough season and we are notoriously slow starters, our manager deserves until at least Xmas before anyone judges him?
posted by Adam (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 12:31 PM
 
Tezza and Adam are absolutely right. Plenty of time left in the season, we ARE slow starters, and 14th is a good, and realistic ambition. This international break has come at the perfect time. Ream, Mawson, Chambers, Odoi, Le Marchand etc, are not going to be on international duty. They will work hard, very hard over the next 10 days, so that we are a much more solid, hard to beat side against Cardiff.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 2:23 PM
 
Look at the table we are not in bottom three and and as long as we remain out of it that’s fine over the years spent a lot of time looking at ffc in bottom three if you happen to be one of them reckon you will be pretty pissed!!! Survival this year still reckon there’s at least three teams worse than us !!! One point think manager or Parker needs to remind our newbees.that this is the prem and you don’t have time to dwell on the ball and a bit more endeavour is required when not in possession our rivals might lack skill but they don’t lack aggression which at times needs to be addressed !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 5:17 PM
 
Could not have been any twabble. Our war correspondent never posted !!!!!
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I am bitterly disappointed and I hate to say this,but if we do not get a result against Cardiff then it will be the end of the road with SJ. Villa have done it with Steve Bruce even though he got them to Wembley. Fulham will have no option, the board have sacked managers for less. Saturdays result was so embarrassing and on TV as well. We played as if we were frightened and the final whistle could not come quick enough. The old Fulham would have come out in the second half and buried Arsenal.
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Im afraid I have to agree .Watching that game yesterday you could see that its not the players fault but Slavisa tactics.We always start brigtly playing lovely football for the first half hour,Our plan seems to be attack attack but usually endup nowhere.Our goal was a bad mistake by Arsenal.Our defenders do not seem to be coached properly on how to defend.We were no match for Lacasette.We dont play as a team unlike the opposition. There seems to be no connect between the defenders,midfield and forwards.We are predictable and teams know if the can hold us for the first half hour then attack us hard our defence is useless.Then of course there is the daft substitutions.Instead of appearing mystyfied Slavisa should accept that its his coaching thats the problem .He needs to change from the "continue to play our atyle" nonsence or we are down.Excuses like we have not played together long enough wont wash any longer.
posted by JIMJO (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 5:53 PM
 
Raymond get of that computer and do your homework !!!!!youve been told before about this
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I am using some of Sessegnon's words here from his latest FTV interview. He thinks we need the international break, and then we go again against Cardiff who we know about and they know our strengths also. Sess goes on to say that our new boys still need time to play how the manager wants us to play and it will take a little bit more time. Up to the first half it was okay and we competed well with Arsenal. I admit that players like Lacazette never entered my thoughts too much. Let's face facts here, he isn't Teirry Henry is he? Lacazette though is improving at Arsenal after a very slow start with Wengar you must agree, and he is starting to rack up goals at a rate now. It seems like Arsen Wengar was done out of a job because his new Arsenal team did not gel and needed more time in his reign. They certainly look good now, and they will surely be up there challenging with Chelsea for the title. Looking at that game again through Fulham TV, Lacazette didn't need much room to pull his shot off for his goals and he looks good for 20 goals this season. It doesn't do our cause much good i know, but we just need to forget this so far and go into the international break and come out fighting! If we come out like we did in the first half at Arsenal against Cardiff? We will beat them no problem! So long as we don't go back into our shell 2nd half. Whoever we play defence will be aware of good players like Lacazette with hardly any space, to close them down better now, if that makes any sense? Vietto is looking good and will make a decent link-up player, he needs to work on his finishing though. I just hope that we don't pick up any major injuries through the internationals, players like Mitrovic who will be selected etc.. I hear on the grapevine that Tom Cairney has had a setback and he is injured again, so he needs more time. After that horror show, can we call it that against an Arsenal side who are 9 unbeaten? They look good for a title race, and we should judge our team on the likes of Cardiff, Huddersfield,ect, who we haven't played yet. Moving on Folks!!!!!!
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Many teams will lose 4-5 nil to Arsenal this year! They are setup to punish teams outside top 6. Four at the back and two infront of them by definition is a very defensive formation, which will stop most teams getting past (as evident yesterday). They have great forwards who can and will always score, especially against less competent defence such as yours. Remember apart from losing their first two games against Chelsea and Man City, they have come under the radar and won all their games. So it is easy to think we were rubbish! we were but let's put it into context. I hope the game doesn't damage our confidence too much but a small lesson learn for Jokanovic maybe we need to tweak our systems a little bit if we want to get something out of the top six teams. I definitely, don't want us to change the system (look at Huddersfield). I still like the way we play. Glass still half-full! COYW
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 1:23 PM
 
So we are to look for our survival by how well we can do against 3 or 4 bottom clubs, all of which we have beaten home and away last season or the season before. That is not going to work because the team that won us 18 points is not the team we have now. To survive we need at least double points (36) and that could be a bridge too far.SJ must play the new big money players he has. Le Marchant has to play in a side with Seri; Anguissa, Mawson, Bryan and Fosanu have to play, as does Chambers with his EPL experience. The championship defence will just not do for EPL. Adoi can play well for 60 minutes, then it's fouls (penalties and red cards) and daft passes which lead to trouble. Ream, bless him, and Johannson are too slow for EPL. MacDonald is the only one who might make it. I also believe that after conceding 5 goals (and so many before), coach should take a close look at Betts. He's failed to stop one or two that he should have saved. Le marchant and Sess on the left is the only part of the defence that looked reasonable on Sunday. Finally, SJ must get an assistant who knows how to defend, A Revie type or a good Italian used to getting points from 1-0 wins
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 1:24 PM
 
Afraid Owen if we carry on like this when the dust settles we will be buried.It beggars belief that after spending 100M we have to depend on beating the dross to stay up.Something seriously wrong surely.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 6:27 PM
 
Guy's, there is only one way to deal with the aftershock and situation now, and that is to suck it up and move on. John is spot on with his summary up on Arsenal and they are a top team. The top 6 teams we can forget about. It is a bitter pill to swallow getting spanked like that, but it will happen to a few more teams to come yet. I watched it all over again on FTV and up to the first half we competed with them. Surely we can digest that decent 45 minutes and bring that forward and onwards to Cardiff? The worry is we fell to pieces and the jury is out on what caused the collapse. Slavisa's changes seem to be the main culprit to our problems and our dodgy defence. I hope it wasn't fatigue etc into the mix. We will know soon enough the shape of our squad after the break. More than 6 games in we should start developing some kind of shape, and Slavisa will surely have an incline on how we set up against teams around us. I like Sessegnon's interview on FTV and i thought he gave an open and honest assessment concerning the new guys and the shape Slavisa wants them to fit in. Sess does cover all our points and problems we have been facing, so maybe it is time to rally around again after the international break and give our lads full support. Just like that Beatles song, All YOU NEED IS LOVE' We have to show them some....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 8:02 PM
 
 
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Yea, its early. Yes we can hardly compare with teams like Arsenal and the other top six sides BUT the crunch is that we have got to get this right sooner rather than later. Take a long cool look at our goal difference. It is not good enough to snatch a goal here or there our team must start scoring more frequently but they will not do that until we have a reliable defence. That is the error the club made during the summer transfer window. Most successful teams are built on a firm and solid defence. Our will rightlt improve with Mr Ream playing but he is hardly Brede Hegeland is he? Nor do we have a George Cohen at right back. We need to sign three international defenders in the Christmas break or else. Maybe two up front. Mitrovic and Sessegon would be good. FULHAM you have to sort this out or we will be right up the swanny.
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I feel it will come right. Let's hope SJ has been using the first part of the season to try out different partnerships and formations after all he only saw half the squad for the first time a few days before the season started. That should be done now and the next three games v Cardiff, Bournemouth and Huddersfield will be the proof or otherwise of that.Add seven points to our total after those three and things will look much rosier. Anything less than five and I would begin to bet seriously worried. The next month is crucial to our season
posted by The Squeaky Bum (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 2:02 PM
 
Right rich we need to score two to win at the moment (And that’s not enough unfortunately
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I admit, it doesn't look great but I'm positive things will improve, some poor tactics shown yesterday caused an embarassing drumming but against a good Arsenal team these games aren't important. Against the teams around us and the games we need points against we are doing well. Watford, Brighton, Burnley - 5 points. If we forget about the games against the top 6 we aint in bad shape...and things will get better with time!
 
 
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First half I thought Ream was fantastic, won every ball in the air and occupied the central defence with confidence and authority. next to him Odoi was excellent covering acres of ground and tackling everything in his part of the pitch. Chambers played further up the pitch but left spaces behind. Don't forget, he put in the cross straight on AK's head but AK decided t use his shoulder instead. Can only assume Ream was injured, he left a huge gap when he left. I figure we haven't see the best of Mawson and Bryan comes with a good reputation, just needs to get fit. With a bit of stability and consistent selection I genuinely think our defence will improve. Don't forget, we matched a very good team in the first half while low on confidence and two vital players out injured. Don't despair, four (or even six points) from Cardiff and Bournemouth and the picture will look very different
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Chambers?
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 08th October 2018, 11:20 AM
 
Of Course, meant to mention him but forgot - cheers
posted by The Advocate (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 12:35 PM
 
Sorry Mate Chambers was in the Team ???????
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Problem is how does he find his best eleven if he doesn’t experiment to start with. I think we have to let him try to find it,ie give him time and hope it’s not to late.
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Sorry but cannot agree. The buying policy preseason and lack of gradual integration was an absolute disaster of the Club’s own making..a club who’s team is run by Jokanovic . Sadly, he has form on poor management of preseason
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 9:42 AM
 
Of course it's not too late, we have, which has already been said, 30 games to go, and the season has hardly just started. I would much rather that we start the season badly, then end it badly. We will recover, as we are notoriously slow starters. The bookies still do not make us favourites for relegation, and they don't usually get it wrong.
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 9:47 AM
 
Of course its not too late! Yes, but it will soon be, if nothing changes
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 2:30 PM
 
I agree w Rm. We should have overpaid for players we knew like Freddo and Targett vs gambled on players we didn’t. For every Mitro there is a Cisse or a Christie. Players not quite up to the level. Seri, Schurrle, Vietto, Bryan, Anguissa — all have lacked consistency. Not enough grit from any of them.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Tuesday 09th October 2018, 5:10 AM
 
Yes Rm and you have form also because as our manager has said many times He does not have the final say on transfers, but you have an agenda that never lets a fact get in the way of your posts which are almost always negative.
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Fulham need more quality, and quality doesn't come by very often. Some can say what they like about Ramsey, but he does have a touch of the magic stuff. That goal was sublime, and we don't see much coming from ours these days. Schuurle took his goal very well and i would put him in that quality bracket. It doesn't make sense to me, we equalize before halftime and come out for the 2nd half and commit suicide! Seri looks short on confidence and his passing awareness is poor. That goal against Burnley has carried him far enough. Seri has shown us that he can produce flashes of quality and he needs to show it more. Mitrovic just cannot get the right type of supply he needs to score goals. Christies balls in just isn't doing it. We took Fredericks for granted and if i could have put the clock back, i would have kept Fredericks. Sessegnon is looking okay and going forward he does the job, but no way should he defend. Mitrovic needs more on the supply front though, and Slavisa needs to figure out how we are going to supply the big guy. Notice how quiet Mitro is these days? We won't get Ramsey now because the penny will have dropped with that Arsenal manager. Ramsey will get his contract sorted. We have a bit of quality within this Fulham side, but for one reasons unknown, our guys have lost confidence. Johansen at one time could take a nice free kick and score a quality goal, whats happened to him??? We are not dangerous at deadball free kicks, and our corners are hopeless. There is work to be done on finer details like this. There is one glimmer of hope concerning the newbies, and Vietto is looking better. Not a omplete waste of 100 million. I don't normally like to slag our boys off so viciously like this, but i expect a reaction from them in the next game against Cardiff because they are better this this, and i want them to come out fighting! We fight or we crumble, we need to kick ourselves up the back-side before we completely lose the plot....
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Interesting post. Sadly, the main issue is Jokanovic, who, by tinkering needlessly, only shows just how out of depth he is, at this level. Oh, for Roy Hodgson to come to our rescue, as he is exactly the type of manager we need, if we are to survive this season
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 4:57 AM
 
The defence situation is unfortunate, but you cannot blame the ‘tinkering’ there weren’t many options left yesterday. Both full backs injured. Mawson and Ream not fit. Chambers out for loan rules. We have a good manager, we are having a bad spell in difficult circumstances, but we will get better and climb the table.
posted by JimmyJazz (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 6:03 AM
 
How about Cahill on loan, an experienced defender coye
posted by Dreamer (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 8:01 AM
 
It’s not just about yesterday; Jokanovic has not fielded the same team two games running all season!! Changing manager isn’t an option because the players we brought in and the ones retained are with us to play a certain way and bringing in another manager to make them play differently will not work either. Jokanovic needs to find his best team PDQ and play it every week and that is the only way we will be able to play ourselves out of this mess.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 08th October 2018, 8:19 AM
 
I think Targett will be brought in January.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 8:36 AM
 
I think we all lost a bit of faith in SJ yesterday. Bringing on Kamara to run around as usual like a headless chicken replacing Ream beggared beleif. No matter what permutation we put up regarding the back four, they cant defend and thats all there is to it. Assinge over Macdonald also seems a strange choice as he certainly doesn’t make the most of his physical strength and is too static. Its bad enough as it is , but God help if Mitro gets injured. As a layman I cant make head nor tail of any interview with SJ which seems largely confined to “ being strong” and “ being brave” and “ finding a solution - all pretty obvious but hardly likely to galvanise the team or the supporters. Cant in all honesty see Cardiff or Huddersfield doing a Crystal Palace like last season from their current position and presumably if Newcastle arent sold by year end then the business man in Ashley will give Benitez the funds to keep them in the Premiership and the money. Then you will hope that Southampton and that arrogant boss of theirs continues to struggle which seems unlikely at Brighton long term. I know its only mid October, but I fear we will be cut adrift with the present bottom two come year end .
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 08th October 2018, 8:55 AM
 
Biggest problem at the moment is whoever he picks simply isnt performing, if he picks anguissa he plays crap, if he plays mcdonald he plays crap, if he picks odoi he plays crap, if he picks Mawson he plays crap, if he picks seri he plays crap, if he picks Johanson he plays crap! The body language of Seri yesterday was particularly disturbing to me, that was a real what have i done and why did i come here last 15 minutes. All the spirit has been drained from the team, the players who were playing regular last season, Ayite, Kamara, Johanson are sulking, the new players have not settled with the exception of Schurrle and Vietto who really put in a shift. When you chop and change you expect two things, the players coming in to take the chance and the players being left out to up the efforts to get back in, neither are happening at the moment!
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 9:04 AM
 
yes,we need a more conservative coach either alongside SJ or if the owner thinks a replacement. The play in first half was great even without Tom but SJ took perhaps the best two players off and we sunk without trace.Anything more to say?
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 4:14 PM
 
 
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Last game of the season could decide who goes down Newcastle or the Mitro idiot. Could be interesting for ineutral idiots. Huddersfield and Cardiff already joining the idiots in the Championship. Toss up us to where it’s best to watch Fulham play idiots.
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The f--- are you on about??
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 8:57 AM
 
The boy imp , one big bottle job !!
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Monday 08th October 2018, 9:47 AM
 
Now I’m sure you’re on something Imp. Lay off the “ medication “ a couple of hours before you post.
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Only an idiot would disrupt a team playing well just because a goal goes in early in the second half. Seeing how Cardiff played yesterday thought the idiots deserved more from the game and if we go a goal down to them there is no way the idiots will let us get back in the game and we will lose. What idiot got rid of Grey and brought Parker because that was the biggest idiot of them all. Our idiot head coach needs to get his head out of his @rse and start to realise that we need to play the same team for at least two games running because without the continuity of team selection there will be no continuity in results unless you idiots think losing every game by a hatful is continuity.
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It is continuity? Just the wrong type. Phallic breath.
posted by CPC (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 9:30 PM
 
Never mind playing the same team for two games running,if he could manage to play the same team and tactics for all of one game it would be enough.
posted by JIMJO (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 9:52 PM
 
First time l have agreed with most of imp post abart from none of us really now what really happen with Grey or what his input was
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 9:53 PM
 
The manager couldn’t play the same team. Joe and Tim are injured. Calum was cup tied. He was forced to make 3 changes from the last game! Yes, he is still trying to find the right team and formation, and while it appears to be regressing, it’s the only way to find out feet and the best team. Finally, did you call Jankovic an idiot when we won at Wembley or when we went 23games unbeaten! Probably not - so let’s support the manager than starting any man hunt! It was a crap display and result but we played against one of the best teams you will see this season! For f@&ks sake!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 10:20 PM
 
I’m not saying get rid of manager he’s saying players got to wise up lm saying him to all in it together
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 11:11 PM
 
Manager got it right first halve why did he change it and what did he say in interval after playing so well to be all over place
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Time to call big Sam or stevie Bruce
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I am growing a monstrous turnip just in case that day arrives. ;-)
posted by Mac (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 9:24 PM
 
I am growing 2 cabbages!!!
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We have the worst defence in the league. We are not good enough going forward to have the luxury of such a poor defence in this division! Enough said!
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Back 3 did well first halve manager changing it second halve did not help he made the mistakes today
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 8:40 PM
 
I saw.... a sea saw....
posted by Sir Limpof (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 9:19 PM
 
Played well first halve Betts pushed team up kick long rather play out from back when players marked Jokanovic Ghanged it two early after quick second halve goal from a top 6 club we were matching now saying team not good enough that’s not gonna help hope he’s counting himself to his tactics have been questionable this season
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I am very concerned we do not have great fitness to last 95mins!! Another match that we can only perform for 45mins and towards the end we had no leg at all! To compete in the premier league we need to be sharper, more stamina and can run for 90mins! Right now, sadly to admit, we still look like a championship team!
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Hard to run much when their head and shoulders drop as low as they have the last couple weeks. Sadly, several players will be away from Motspur the next 10 days so no gelling or rest to be had. As for SJ, I'm a fan, but he's appearing to show a very dangerous combination of naivete and stubbornness, possibly the two worst traits in combination. Hopefully he realizes this the next couple weeks. We'll have a good idea of where we stand after 45 mins at Cardiff. Hoping for the best.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 7:02 PM
 
Our trouble is we are chasing both the game and some technically more proficient opposition. As a game progresses the better players take more control and we have to work even harder. Cream rises to the top. It’s not fitness that’s the problem, it’s overall ability at PL level. Last year we were one if the best technically at championship level and as a game progressed we ran teams ragged. Now that boot is firmly on the other foot.
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First half I thought we matched Arsenal and deserved to be level . But 2nd half they just stepped up gear and totally blew us away . Ream was looking solid at the back , so not sure why he was taken off , there were others around him constantly making errors . I think we all expect more from Seri Especially in the absence of TC. Apart from the goal against Burnley he has done very little and the pace of the game seems beyond him. We looked a poor team today after we went 2-1 down , errors right around the pitch . We don’t seem any closer to a settled squad, We need to start learning fast and that applies to the coaches as well as the players
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I see him limp off
posted by longtrot (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 8:28 PM
 
Don’t worry as worst that happens is we another go in the championship which is a much better and more evenly matched. Money bags top 6 or 8 forget them. We just scrap points from the bottom half teams. This is why the prem is a waste of time there is no true competition and that kills sport
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 11:36 PM
 
While I see where you're coming from Phil, and we're well off the pace, I think our club has long-term ambitions to match that of Leicester. In which case, I'm sure you'll agree, is that we would have exciting games against the 'so-called top clubs' once we find our feet in the EPL. This first season is about finishing in lower mid-table, and avoiding the drop back down. IMO, Jok is not a proven EPL manager or experienced enough at that level, and if he doesn't find a SETTLED team by Xmas who are grinding out points for the club, he should be replaced. His current'change every game' approach just doesn't cut-it for me while we're leaking goals. Our priority is to be defensively sound throughout the game while embracing an attacking philosophy, to match the likes of Hodgson's Palace, who 'man for man' are not any better than us. Fortunately, we do have many games ahead of us, but each loss will not bring confidence and motivation into the team, and that MUST be corrected.
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Ok Im a bit perplexed as for first half we were good playing some nice football and again on counter huge gaps on the right like at Watford and a back three against Arsenal?. Lets all be honest at present all Fulham fans would be happy with a point today but i sensed 3- 1 against based on their form our defence plus some players not good enough at premiership level. Sorry Christie so vulnerable and does not get back. Why take Ream off as they were playing well and when changes totally fell apart. Yes we miss Cairney and Ream needs to be fully fit but tactily we are not going to beat teams like we played in the championship. Lovely to watch but just occasionally mix it up to get to Mitrovic earlier and support from midfield. I think it will be a long season as I hate to say it do not be surprised if Cardiff get their first win against us and whilst I support SJ at times, I feel he is struggling and we look a little naive and so shaky at the back. I really hope Im wrong as just love this team for 50 years and we need to address issues soon.
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Why oh why are we getting out knickers in such a twist after a defeat by Arsenal. Unless you were really biased, not one of us really thought that we could beat Arsenal, who are on a 9 game winning streak. We will also lose to Spurs, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea, and possibly Bournemouth, but then again so will the other teams in our Division of 9, Cardff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Brighton, Southampton, West ham, Burnley and Crystal Palace. These are the teams that we have to hold our own with, and we will, once we get free of injuries. Losing to Arsenal is not the end of the world at the moment, and I bet that by the time we play them again, we will be much better equipped, and have a more settled side. For goodness sake we have only played 8 matches in the Premier League, and we have another 30 games to go yet. Don't panic Mr Manwaring, don't panic.
posted by NORMAN (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 5:31 PM
 
Christie was horrible all afternoon. The first goal was pure laziness by him that Freddo would’ve never allowed. Christie is not a premier league player. It’s time to move Odoi to RB and try Mawson or Chambers. I was hoping Slav would change tactics at half-time, bc it was clear our right side was getting exposed. And also bc that 3-4-3 system requires so much work by Seri and Anguiisa. Once we got level, a less open formation would’ve been smarter.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 5:39 PM
 
Norman, it’s not the fact that we lost to Arsenal that people are complaining about it’s how we lost. I truly believe that if we had kept Ream on the pitch and stayed with the 3-5–1-1 formation there was a draw there for us but Slavisa’s panic tinker, I’m afraid, lost us that game but not just lost us the game, humiliated us.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 7:21 PM
 
looked to me he took of ream because he got a knock and from what i saw he limped off the pitch . I was very aware of this as I did not arrive till half time so i was more alert than most fan's . That is the last early kick off Iwill attend or half attend ever it's horribly nothing to do with the result(HONEST)
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We played really well first halve v a top team in form Let early goal in second Changed tactics to early by taking defender of fo attacker played in to Arsenal hands should of made sure we stayed in game. Not saying we would not of lost but heavy defeat down to gaffer Poor defence changed again even before games ended I don’t fill the back 3 did a lot wrong I’m a Jokanovic fan but would be nice to see him come out and say I got it wrong second halve
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As long as the game is 90+ minutes, then it’s utterly pointless for Jokanovic or anyone else to talk about playing well in segments. We were spanked; end of
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 3:49 PM
 
Subbing your best defender for a big lummox like Kamars is a sackable offence.Among another series of terrible tactical decisions
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 5:13 PM
 
21 shots, only 4 on target. 9 shots and they score 5.. Recon there's problems elsewhere other than defence.
posted by Jsm (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 5:25 PM
 
Agree DMK, as I wrote below, it all went wrong when Slavisa panicked and changed to 4-4-2. Bringing Mac on for Anguissa was also not a good move in my opinion.
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I'm not taking issue with those who say SJ has no experience at this level because it is a fact. Maybe he is the problem and I just wonder what happened when he ditched Watford - a disagreement on playing style perhaps? Even so he deserves a chance but not at the expense of immediate relegation, so watch this space. Also what experience has Parker had at coaching at this level. Again, none. We have a better squad than Brighton so how come Houghton is getting better results?
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Precisely. CH is an experienced manager. Simple as that. If Khan wants to wait until we are in deeper trouble, it’s his money, so that’s his decision.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 3:28 PM
 
In his post match Janko outlined the problems around the back four. He was correct in what he said but it has been the problem since day 1 and he is no closer to solving it. Ream is not the answer nor is Cairney. We need four defenders to gel and put in a shift week in week out. If players had made a real effort three of todays goals could have been stopped. Heads dropped last week and again today and thats the managers problem.
posted by The Pope (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 3:33 PM
 
A top defensive coach in the ranks would help SJ & the team. Not a 50m jan overhaul of the defence. The signs are there but injurys late transfers etc... have played against us. As for SJ as manager who else would come in without changing the team? Work with what we got with maybe a LB/RB in Jan & another coach with ideas for SJ.
posted by Mac (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 4:02 PM
 
Couldn’t be at the match today, but listening to the commentary it appeared, as you say, that heads just dropped and we seemed to give up all resistance. We simply appeared to go to pieces. These aren’t bad players, so the problem has to be one of team spirit, the will to win and most importantly tactics to suit the occasion. We just sounded lethargic, sloppy and completely out manoeuvred. To let in 5 at home is a serious drubbing, even against a team as good as Arsenal. Back to the drawing board Slav.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 4:06 PM
 
That was one of the worse performances that I have seen from a Fulham team for a very long time, and unless Joka can sort this out, and quick, we are going to be faced with a relegation battle all season. I have just watched the second half of the Southampton v Chelsea match, and quite honestly they are as bad if not worse than Fulham are. On our day, we can be far better than half the sides in the bottom half of the table, but at the moment, our days are not coming around often enough. I am dreading what will happen on this site, if we fail to beat, or draw with Cardiff. Joka must go, will be the outcry, no doubt about that. I will join that throng, if we haven't improved a great deal by Christmas, but I still feel that he will get it right.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 4:34 PM
 
Agree in the main AC but it’s not that long ago we were so poor. Remember Wolves away last season, Watford at home two seasons ago? We have a good drubbing in us most seasons to be honest. Thought it all went wrong today when Ream was replaced by Kamara and we we went 4-4-2. I also thought replacing Anguissa with Mac was not a great move. Seemed to me to be a panic move by SJ after conceding yet another goal just after half time.
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Sorry folks but it looks as if £100million plus wasn't enough. I believe that if we had simply stuck with the squad that won us promotion we would be no worse off. Clearly the team was driven by Cairney and that is biggest problem. Against Arsenal we were half a yard slower than the Gunners, even Mitro couldn't hold the (few) balls played to him and I can only remember one average cross to his head. First and fourth goals showed defenders who were easily beaten by a spinning forward - they should know the place to be is goal side of the forward. 8 games played, 3 against top clubs so clearly need to improve. If Mawson, Bryan and Anguissa can't play every week we need another £40-50 million in January. COYW
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dead right willie2b. all that money for what? The coach like a statue on the touchline not one iota of passion, even after that great equaliser. Defence? How many drawing boards can we go back to?
posted by eric g (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 2:09 PM
 
I wouldn’t spend anywhere near the money you are proposing whilst we have a Manager who is clearly out of his depth. And you guys can shoot me down as much as you like, but Jokanovic is totally and wilfully inexperienced to manage at this level. We will need a miracle to stay up, if we carry on with him at the helm, at least without an experienced number 2 guiding him
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 2:11 PM
 
I'm with you Janko is out of his depth but then again so was our defence today. No passion, no commitment and not good enough. It's mostly down to leadership or the total lack of it.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 2:17 PM
 
Think that could be the problem Rm. maybe he’s the one who hasn’t coped with the step up in class, yet. We’ll just have to wait a bit longer for the problems to be ironed out. But do not moan, VIN says we’ll have to be positive.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 2:27 PM
 
Must give praise to Arsenal, they ruthlessly punished us, but has been said many times on this site we are out of our depth when we play the top sides. However we must stop looking at how other teams in our "little league"are doing and start picking up points when we play them.Anyway we are still able to see the best players in the league - much better than watching the likes of Rotherham!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 2:49 PM
 
Is that right Harry you are happy to perform poorly and lose 5-1 as long as you see the good players in other teams. Sad very sad.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 2:58 PM
 
We have big problems in defence. I just cannot believe how we can implode like that? Why did he take Ream off instead of Christie? I backed Christie up many times, but sadly he clearly isn't good enough! Worst defender we have is Christie, and even when he is on the ball, he delivers next to nothing on that wing. I am shellshocked right now, and i am speechless! Our spending has made no difference apart from Shcuurle and Mitrovic. Vietto had a half decent game in first half i suppose, but still not good enough. Well, i suppose now we will see how much fight we have left against more equal opposition against likes of Cardiff. I just hope we don't bottle it. The alarming stat about our squad right now is the rate of goals we are conceding which is shocking!!! I wished we had kept our original team from the play-off now. 100 million spent is embarrassing!!! I admit that our defence is crap guys, i can't defend any of it. I am usually very positive, but now i am fearful about how much bottle we have for a relegation dogfight. Sorry.....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 3:05 PM
 
Was Stuart Gray a defensive coach. If he was we seem to be lacking cohesion defensively and need to get one pretty soon as well as that change our strategy to be more careful at the back. I don't criticise SJ,but we need tightening up in the defense and midfield. Simple as that if we want to stay in the Premiership.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 3:06 PM
 
Good posts so far, most of which hit the nail on the head. Our defence is embarassing, and the gulf in class was immense today.After eight games the team still show no signs of gelling, and it is very difficult to remain optimistic for the future. How long will the money men put up with this situation?
posted by Dave Brooks (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 3:10 PM
 
We were shown up second half and we chased the game too early. They were clinical, we were not. Their attack cost £150m ours £20m. I agree that Slavisa needs to be more conservative against the top sides or this will continue to happen. Next few games are key.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 4:00 PM
 
Sorry Pope it's nothing to do with being satisfied with my team( for over 60 years) playing poorly, there is a huge difference between the Championship and the Premier it's a great deal stronger than the last time we were here. I Said before the season started we wouldn't get a point against the top six but was howled down by those who said we could finish in the top six. We now know we will do well to survive. As for not being able to appreciate the skills of world class players reckon you are the sad one!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 4:50 PM
 
Harry I'm what you call a Fulham fan not a football fan. If Arsenal had outplayed us in every department for 89 minutes had 89% of the possession had 47 shots but we won with a deflected shot I'd have been a very happy person and wouldn't give a dam. If I wanted to watch really good football Ill watch replays on tele.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 5:29 PM
 
Tim Ream limped off did no one else see it
posted by LONGTROT (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 8:25 PM
 
Point taken Pope, I'm a footie fanatic who enjoys watching the great footballing sides. Also happen to love dear old Fulham who for a time under Tigana gave me the best of both worlds.Would I lose interest if we had the likes of Big Sam getting us to play kick and rush, ? probably, as the price of watching the " beautiful game" means I need to be entertained.Guess it takes all sorts to be a supporter, though must admit I would be gutted if we return from whence we came!
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Is this not a Fulham supporters forum??! Every time I come on here Its the same mincers whinging and moaning about this that and the other. I wanna hear positivity about our club even if it is pie in the sky. Seriously it makes me wanna put their heads in a vice and squeeze till their eys pop out. I do appreciate analytical breakdowns of whats going on but when that soppy vibe starts creeping in..... Arsenal. Crap at the back good going forward. This sounds like a recipe for an up and down cracker! 3-2 Whites.
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3-1 Fulham :-)
posted by Vins twin (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 8:32 PM
 
5 0 Fulham. Sod the pessimistic glass half empty on every post idiots. If we lose? So what! We are still good enough for the prem & we are still FULHAM who are the only club to support. COYW's.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 8:48 PM
 
Come on you whites.......
posted by Mac (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 8:53 PM
 
Isn’t this a forum for an exchange of views? Being realistic I realise it is very difficult to get unanimous agreement, on any subject, with anymore than 1 person being in the room. Seems to me you want only positive comments, presumably ones that agree with your personal points of view. Surely you should be open minded and welcome alternative views, one, to see how others are feeling on issues close to your heart and two, to give you the opportunity to formulate a reasoned, balanced and constructive arguement to persuade them they might be wrong. Banning their comments would not appear sensible and in your best interests, after all burning books or outlawing free speech never seemed to work in the past. Be an open minded free spirit and chuckle at these peoples lack of optimism and permanent shroud of negativity. Of course if you silence them you’ll be confident that there are no dissenters, but would that make you happy?
posted by Just saying (Guest) - Sunday 07th October 2018, 10:50 AM
 
Pffft
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So important to not be in drop zone before international break Now let’s go and give it a real go tomorrow players fans everyone We’ve got a free hit come on you whites
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hello.............
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Wolves now have 15 points from 8 games. We are 2 points above the drop zone. Commentator said that Wolves have played 8 games with the same starting 11. Makes you think doesn't it. With the international break coming, I wonder if Mr Khan will be treating his defensive crocks to another holiday in Spain for some (theoretical) defensive lessons. Also noted today that 10 man Cardiff held Spurs to 1-0. No wins yet but perhaps not the pushover we are all hoping for.
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Whats the fact that the manager plays a different team every week got to do with Khan. He don't train them or pick the team. This is totally down to the manager. Khan did what was asked of him and this is totally on Slavs shoulders.
posted by The Pope (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 6:08 PM
 
Newcastle are 2-0 up against Manchester United, which means with our terrible goal difference, we are now in the bottom 3. This is a day of hell, and tomorrow could be even worse.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 6:10 PM
 
Yes, if we lose tomorrow, we will be in the bottom 3, and then we play Cardiff, Bournemouth and Huddersfield. If we fail to get 9 points from those 3 games, we really will be in big big trouble. It's certainly not looking good at the moment.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 6:27 PM
 
Man Utd players throwing a game that they shouldn't lose doesn't help our cause. There is no way that UTD should be losing to a poor Newcastle but what can we do? The only thing, in the end, is to close our eyes to any results around us and roll our sleeves up! Fulham can pull through this somehow if we stick together close knit and work even harder and the results will surely come. Mourhino was always on a hiding to nothing when Guardiloa, Klopp, and every other top manager on the continant showed up in the prem. We have to remember that in the nice old days when Mourhino had success with porto, then coming to England, he only had our local managers to compete with. Chelsea had the big money that Abramovic splashed around to help them to titles. With themight of the Arab money from the likes of City, Mourhino and his management style is out of fashion, it does not work in these times. Football and tactics have moved on. Mourhinho will get sacked sooner or later, but just for tonight and especially in this 2nd half to a poor Newcastle, i hope Man Utd players come out and show some pride for their club. Morhinho is an egotistic person who acts like he is bigger than the club, but just for this 2nd half? I hope Pogba and company come out fighting and turn around this 2 goal deficit, PLEASE!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 6:50 PM
 
Actually we are in the drop zone
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 7:06 PM
 
no we are not
posted by the pope (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 7:19 PM
 
GUY'S, I AM SO HAPPY!!!!! Let's GO OUT AND BEAT THE ARSENAL TOMORROW!!! COME ON FULHAM!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 7:26 PM
 
I had the same thought about Wolves. They trusted their team and prioritized continuity. We lost both fullbacks and haven’t even given the others who won at Wembley the chance to play together. Macca, AK, Stefjo, TC, Sess in a forward role, Mitro, etc. Let’s see that ONCE before abandoning ship!!!! Anguissa may be better than Macca on individual skill, but it’s a team game.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 7:48 PM
 
I see alot of fruit & veg being thrown about tomorrow, going by the comments. Get behind the team....
posted by Mac (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 8:47 PM
 
Maths not my strong point but I think even if we lose Sunday we will still be out of bottom three,,
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It shows what a nice personality this man has.Makes you want him to suceed, Reading between the lines makes one wonder just how much influence he has in hiring players.Anyway he has my backing win or lose.
 
 
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Slav has been reluctant to put Anguissa and McDonald on the pitch at the same time. But both have the tenacity and fight we need right now. Could a 4-2-3-1 work for us, with those guys as the 2 defensive midfielders protecting our back line? With Seri, Sess, and Cairney and Mitro up top, I'd still back us to score. What's clear is our defense needs cover.
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Makes sense worth trying .But we also have a problem at left back because of Bryan's constant injuries
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 9:41 AM
 
I was hoping that last nights match between Brighton and West Ham would end up in a draw, as I am beginning to be rather concerned that if we do lose tomorrow, which we must expect, and if the teams just above us do win, we will start, even at this stage of the season to be cut adrift, and it will take some pulling back.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 9:41 AM
 
Watched Brighton v West Ham last evening and guess what, Brighton, under real pressure second half 'parked the bus'. It got them 3 points and a lift away from us. In one breakaway they should and almost got a second goal. Packed defences are the norm in the EPL except for the top six who win by playing high up. Maybe time for a rethink SJ, and the idea of 4-2-3-1 makes sense. Got to be worth a try.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 12:00 PM
 
Makes you wonder why we hire crocked players.
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https://tbrfootball.com/can-aboubakar-kamara-make-the-difference-for-fulham-against-arsenal/

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posted by T.NO (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 2:54 PM
 
We must throw caution to the wind for this game. Arsenal will be coming at us with full force. Most of their regular squad were rested and they will come looking for the win. Hopefully, the back 4 can hold strong and if they do score? I hope we can match them on the score-sheet upfront. Kamara is a good option in the pace department, and i hope he plays from the start. Better to hit them with pace and power and not try to chase the game with 2 goals down. I think it will be a good game to watch and i hope Kamara finally shines through against top opposition. There is one thing doing it in cup games, and this might be his golden chance to prove himself. Only problem now for him is, will Slavisa pick him? A strong line-up front could be Sess-left Mitrovic-center, Kamara-right, and Scuurle in a pocket behind these 3. The midfield with Cairney and co will need to supply these 4 though and be wary of the dangers from their flank players. Losing the ball too many times could cost us dearly. The defence will have to be on their toes for 90 minutes and beyond. Arsenal are decent so we can't expect to stop everything from them. So long as our guys put in a good effort, then we can't fault them for that.. I HAVE GOT TO SAY IT''' MITROVIC TO SCORE AND BRING OUT THE GUNS!!! AK-47- KAMARA-RAPID FIRE-RAT-TAT-TAT!!! KAMARA GUNS DOWN ARSENAL!!! IT WILL BE A SELLOUT, AND BEST GAME ON MOTD....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 4:02 PM
 
3-1 Fulham in coming COYW....
posted by Mac (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 4:07 PM
 
Love you guys optimism, Arsenal are playing realy well and honestly think a point would be a good result, though would like to be proved wrong!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 4:35 PM
 
Other than blind optimism, I cannot find any reason why we can even get a point tomorrow. Sorry, but we have seen absolutely zero progression so far this season. Until I see a glimmer of improvement, such as a clean sheet, I remain realistic
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 4:48 PM
 
Can't see us getting any points tomorrow! Hopefully 3 on Sunday though.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 05th October 2018, 4:54 PM
 
It would be good to see Anguissa getting a start on Sunday - best of a poor bunch against Everton. And for a player who cost a reputed Euro30m, and played over 50 games for Olympique Marseille last season, surely he should be one of the first on the team sheet.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 5:04 PM
 
We had a week to prepare and Arsenal probably only 2days that should give us some advantage! Just hope we don’t blow our game plan out of the water in the first minute! 3 points and we will be right back on track! COYW!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 6:22 PM
 
I think our best chance for points on Saturday is if Arsenal don't turn up. My prediction for Sunday is 1-4.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 2:39 AM
 
Sadly, even if they dont turn up, I still dont fancy our chances of avoiding an own goal
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 06th October 2018, 8:57 AM
 
MotD will show every two bit effort Arsenal make while only showing one of our shots no matter how many we make.
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Its the same old Fulham, in fact this team is far worse than the one relegated last time. Home games are a disaster. The Everton result was so predictable and Arsenal is even more predictable. Its no good you people on here being in denial, this is a useless nightmare of a team and a dead cert for relegation.Attendance figures have got the message already.
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I see the BFC fan is back using a different name. Sold out on Sunday - yes attendances are really being affected!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 05th October 2018, 12:31 PM
 
Raymond is obviously an Arsenal supporter, trying to convince himself that they have a chance of winning.
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 12:44 PM
 
We've only played three games at home and lost one, drawn won and won one; how does that make home games a disaster? That form will keep you in the prem with 14 points from away games........ah, 14 points from away games...?.....Hmmmmm.....
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An outside perspective and not far off in my book. Probably shouldn't be fretting about 'the R word' just yet. Find some more balance and we'll pick up more points.
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Good article but I am in the camp that says we are "too" brave and lose the ball too often in midfield putting pressure on a new and constantly changing back four. There are times when just hoofing the ball into row Z suffices.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 05th October 2018, 1:31 PM
 
Unable to open the link when i clicked on it. So tried copying and pasting link, but just takes me back to the message board. What am I doing wrong?
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Unable to open the link when i clicked on it. So tried copying and pasting link, but just takes me back to the message board. What am I doing wrong?
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Just copy the link and paste it into your browser idiot.
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 7:32 PM
 
No one broods on the touchline quite like Slavisa Jokanovic. With his arms folded and his head slightly inclined, he looks deep in existential gloom, or like he’s planning a particularly cruel revenge, or both. At that point you really want to keep your distance, especially if you’re a new assistant coach about to suggest a change in formation. His players say that no matter how intense the big Serb looks, he stays cool. But I’m not sure I’d want to find out. At the moment he has a lot to brood about. Despite liberal investment in the summer, Fulham sit 17th in the table. They’ve won only one of seven matches. They still seem unlikely relegation candidates, but it’s no mystery why they’re not up there with Wolves, the other big-spending promoted side. It’s the GA column, which reads 16, tied for worst with Huddersfield and Cardiff, teams almost universally expected to go down. Everyone knew that defence would be the problem. In their two years in the Championship under Jokanovic, Fulham had been free-scoring, but all too often free-conceding as well. It was only in the second half of last season that the back line stiffened up, sending the Cottagers on a remarkable unbeaten run that took them to the verge of automatic promotion. But in the final match they conceded three goals to relegation candidates Birmingham City, and dropped into the playoffs. Although they delivered a clean sheet against Aston Villa in the final, there was little doubt the defence needed reinforcement if the team were to step up in class. Accordingly, Shahid Khan, with the spare change left over from the impending Wembley deal, shelled out £15m for a proven central defender in Alfie Mawson. Decent signing. Unfortunately he wouldn’t be fit for the first month or so, but not to worry: Calum Chambers had come in on loan, and although Tim Ream, last season’s Player of the Year, would miss the first few games as well, the side could get by. It hasn’t quite worked out that way. Chambers has been below the requisite standard, to put it as nicely as possible. Mawson came back and had passable matches against Brighton and Manchester City, then was so bad against Watford he was yanked at halftime. Now he’s injured again. Ream finally returned last week against Everton, but it’ll be a while before we know if he’s a top-flight defender. Denis Odoi, his usual partner, looks like he’s still getting used to the higher class of competition. The full-backs are only so-so defensively. On the right are Timothy Fosu-Mensah (injured at the moment) and Cyrus Christie, on the left Joe Bryan, Maxime Le Marchand and sometimes Ryan Sessegnon. Le Marchand is probably the best defender of the bunch (and occasionally fills in at centre-half), but no one on that list is going to cow the opposition wingers. If Sessegnon ever makes it big in the league, it’s going to be as an attacker. It’s not just the back line, though. As you probably know, Fulham play a short passing possession game, usually in a 4-3-3. It’s an attractive brand of football, but it requires deep midfielders whose primary skill is with the ball at their feet. Kevin McDonald, a regular in the Championship, is an excellent passer, but not quick enough at this level to shield the defenders. Jean-Michäel Seri is wonderful to watch, cool and technical, but a player in his spot on the pitch shouldn’t rank 44th in tackles/90 and 72nd in interceptions/90. In football you have to give up something to get something, and Jokanovic wants his kind of attack. Tom Cairney – who missed a few matches with injury – is a skilled playmaker. André Schürrle, on a two-year loan from Dortmund, has the pedigree, and although he’s been erratic so far, is a vital presence on the wing. A pleasant surprise has been Luciano Vietto, now at his third loan club from Atlético Madrid. He’s quick and slippery, always looking to advance the ball. Only one player in the league (Benjamin Mendy) has more assists from open play. The guy who cashes in the assists is your friend and mine, Aleksandar Mitrovic. Quite simply, he’s been a revelation. We all know about his temper, but even so, not once at Newcastle did he look ready to compete at Premier League level. Now he’s physically dominating defenders, displaying good movement and technique as well. He’s tied for the league lead in goals (no penalties, either), only Sergio Agüero has more shots, and no one in the league has more shots on target. He’s performing at elite level, and not for one moment has it looked like a fluke. But they’re still in 17th. If you’re wondering whether Fulham are underperforming their xG (and of course you are), the answer is no. The numbers say they’re right about where they’re supposed to be. Keeper Marcus Bettinelli is in the top half of the shot-stopping rankings, which is helpful, but he needs more protection. What’s to do? One possibility is a three-man back line. Fosu-Mensah or Christie on one side, and Sessegnon on the other, would be natural wing-backs. But that’s not really Jokanovic’s style. Even at the Etihad he asked his team to attack as much as possible. In yesterday’s press conference previewing the upcoming Arsenal match, he said his team needed to be more ambitious. Then there’s André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who should make the PFA Team of the Year for his name alone. He’s only started three matches so far, but was their best player in the recent loss to Everton, where he combined an appetite for the tackle with the requisite accurate passing. Anguissa can play alongside Seri when two deep midfielders are required, or be the anchor in a more attacking setup. As for the centre-halves, it’s Mawson/Ream/Odoi/Le Marchand or bust, at least until January. You figure at some point Mawson will be useful. Ream might do a decent job, but today just happens to be his 31st birthday, not the best time of life to debut in the Premier League. Odoi is only about eight months younger. Le Marchand is fourth choice. So while his striker may get plenty of chances to celebrate, Jokanovic may spend at least as much time brooding, brooding, brooding. It should turn out all right eventually; after all, 17th is good enough in your first year in the league. And the neutral gets the best of both worlds, watching the goals go in at either end. Still, you sort of wish you could cheer the man up a little. But looking into those eyes, I’m not about to suggest a group hug. Peter Goldstein
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 7:37 PM
 
Pretty good, accurate analysis of where we’re at. Thanks Impartial. One thing I was pleased to read was his praise for Vietto, who does seem to be under appreciated by some of the faithful.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 8:27 PM
 
Impartial' you beat me hands down, that was impressive! Cut out the idiotic jargons and you are spot on! I think even MST will be impressed!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 9:26 PM
 
Impartial' you have excelled me in the writing stakes, very impressive! I think MST will be impressed! You need to drop the idiot thing though... Well summed up in a million words!!!
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In defense of our defence, why does our management always sign players when they are injured? It is crazy, who knows when they will ever be fully fit again. Alfie Mowson is not to blame, but again he was a member of a team relegated last year. We must sign three defenders in the January transfer window with Premiership expereince or do a Burnley and return immediately to the Championship. We've got the best striker in the league and a half decent midfield with Seri, Cairney and Sessegon but that's where it ends. Everyone knows that winning teams start with a reliable defence!
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Best striker in the league?? Mmm. I wouldn’t swap Mitro for anyone within our reach but he is not quite in the bracket of Aguero, Kane, Mane, Hazard yet.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 11:27 AM
 
Point I made earlier RoC. Not only injured players but also players with poor injury record. Much as I like TC, he is not going to play a full season. So where is his back-up? What about Bryan? Looked good on first appearance but now out for a second time - and he only a young bloke. Same for Mawson, couple of games and he's out injured. Makes one wonder, doesn't it. There are plenty of players who are strong enough to play 38 plus games.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 11:27 AM
 
Our posts crossed John and you are right. But Mitro is a different type of player to those you list, a bit like Zamora who can hold up play. Problem is he does need the right kind of support. I think he should play a bit deeper and feed the quicker players like Sess and Vietto (and I think Kane is overrated, very ordinary without Ericson and Ali).
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 11:32 AM
 
As per my post above; I believe that it is not the defence that is wholly to blame.

Our style of play means that we constantly lose the ball in midfield putting an average defence under pressure when they are either pushing forward or out of position.

We cannot play tippy tappy football against teams that press the ball high up the pitch and dare I say it, perhaps a long through ball for Kamara to run on to might put the opposition under pressure rather than playing sideways without looking and giving the ball away putting our defence under pressure.

Just a thought....


posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 05th October 2018, 1:41 PM
 
MST to some extend the defence is to blame but we can't say they are wholly to blame!! I remember a couple of years ago when we were in a similar situation with a very leaky defence, we didn't only make the defenders smarter (e.g. when to hoof and when to play, hold the line tight and throw your bodies into the ball if needed) we also got the midfield to work harder for the defence. Right now, how often do you see Schrulle or Vietto tracking back to our side of the pitch? I am no expert and can't read all the technical aspect of the game but I think they can do more!

posted by John (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 2:20 PM
 
MST' Are you the real MST??? 'Dare I say it, perhaps a long through ball to 'KAMARA'!!! In my neck of the woods, it is too early to hit the moonshine, but you seem a trifle full of the amber nectar? Pray-tell what tipple supps your lips sir'' KAMARA the clown prince destined for greater things, and now you call his name!!! KAMARA' KAMARA' WHERE-FORE ART THOU''' COME FORTH YE NOBLE KNIGHT OF THE REALM~~~ FFC~~~ MST' YOU ARE A KNAVE NO MORE, I KNIGHT YOU IN THE REALM OF FFC, AND NOW YOU ARE TRULY A NOBLEMAN~~~~~~~~
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 3:06 PM
 
....and your asking if I'm full of the amber nectar!!!??? ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 05th October 2018, 3:54 PM
 
Kam will be on bench to replace Vit or schur. Still think 3-1 tho COYW.... I hope Sess plays left up front but i cant see it. Hes building him up at LB which is a good thing. Kam will make his mark but he needs to start putting away his chances.
posted by Mac (Guest) - Friday 05th October 2018, 4:24 PM
 

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