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Saturday 20th January 2018, 2:16 PM



 
Tom Cairney birthday today and a Fulham win COYWs
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He’s not playing again.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 2:39 PM
 
Is Piazon also not celebrating?
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 2:50 PM
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 1:07 PM



 
I am tired of some criticism aimed at the club or specifically Slavisa for not using of giving Graham a chance! Let’s get the facts straight. Graham is a loan player from one of our key competitors, who have the right to recall himself. He is not proven and still a developing player. He was bought by a team who have little understanding of the competition between clubs. So I can fully understand why Slavisa didn’t want to use him. He would never bring an instant impact to our game. Why would we want to get him to play well and if he plays well only for Wolves, as Derby did last year, say a few words in public to recall him back then unsettle our team. We should never loan a player from a competitor. Do you see any loan deals between the top 6six premier league clubs?? No. Because it is a lose lose situation. So I am glad Slavisa recognise this and restricted Graham’s opportunity. Yes it is unfair on him but the club should have never done this deal. So stop whinging we didn’t give Graham a chance!!
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Hey! We only wished him well. And kudos for Wolves for rescuing their footballer from a nightmare season.
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 1:57 PM
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 12:30 PM



 
Dennis Odoi, has put the enthesis on Fulham making that break-through goal early today. Burton, who should not be taken lightly, are not that particularly dangerous. The danger is if they get that first goal? They will park the bus, and it will be a difficult afternoon onwards to break them down. Dennis Odoi, goes on to say that creating and finding space in particular, will be difficult if we find ourselves a goal down. There are a few teams now who will apply these tactics when playing a passing side like Fulham. I would like to remind people that even the likes of Jose Mourhinho will resort to parking the bus if he thinks necessary. It is not all doom and gloom folks' if teams apply these tactics against us. Think of it has a complement to our creative style. Teams have rightly studied and accessed Fulham, and we are a decent side and opposition managers bring that statement into their interviews before they play us. Of course we have more than half of Fulham fans won't care about stats and tactics one jot, they just want a win. If we are lucky this afternoon? We might see the likes of Tom Cairney who will relish playing against a stubborn Burton side. Without Cairney today, we should still have enough creative firepower to do the business and get that win. Just listening to that Odoi interview tells me that our players are focused on getting a result, and i think that AK47 Kamara' could well play a blinder and even fill his boots. Kamara had a slow start to the season, and a lot of teams won't fully know how dangerous he could be. They will be more focused on watching the likes of Sess, Cairney, if he plays, Ryan Fredericks down that right side, and don't forget Johansen,Aite, and kabano, to even cause them more problems. Tim Ream, who got his MOTM Award is well focused now and our defence is improving in leaps and bounds. Let's all go out and enjoy the game this afternoon, and enjoy watching the players we have on board right now, and not who we didn't sign in January. There is still time for that malarkey if and when it happens. GET FOCUSED! AND COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!
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Come on, make a bit of an effort! I think you were trying to say emphasis. Makes more sense that way.
posted by Spellchecker (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 1:04 PM
 
Spellchecker, in my head i am a Docter of something!!! I just hope Kamara gets me off the hook, and score some goals!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 2:13 PM
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:08 AM



 
He's injured. He could be a perfect Fulham signing.
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Yeah let's nail him quick
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:49 AM
 
He can bring my Easter egg
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:52 AM
 
Good at crosses !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 1:23 PM
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:31 AM



 
Whilst it hasn’t exactly been plain sailing, I note we have the best points tally in the Championship over the last five games. Could this season be a repeat of last, or even better? Here’s hoping.
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:33 AM



 
Derby and Bristol City both lost points last night. Boro, Sheffield United and Cardiff all have difficult games today - we have a great chance to really get into the playoffs pack!! I know it’s only Burton but I am excited. Coyw! Don’t blow it now!!
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Tea leaves say 2-1
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:06 AM
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 3:41 AM



 
This is not easy to forecast, because Burton have won their last three matches away. And Nigel Clough will get their players up for this match. Our hopes for a definite win could rest on whether Cairney is fit to play, as he adds class to our side. While I feel sure we have the current momentum to avenge our defeat at their ground, I feel we're more likely to draw this game. Depending on luck, no red cards, and no bad refs decisions against us, I forecast a 2-2 result, although a win would be the cherry on the cake.
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5-1 come on
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:25 AM
 
Afraid I disagree Stephen. We should go out wanting to win and win.No Fuhamish allowed. If Cairney 50-50 then dont play him. We should make do amply. Give Oli a new chance to try and string two passes together. Only doudbt is on Ojo and Piazon. Neither are anywhere near their form.COYW
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:47 AM
 
Stephen- you gone from having a little bit of nerve to pissing yourself in your trousers?? If we don’t beat Burton esp after both Derby and Bristol City lost points, the team doesn’t deserve to go up .. 3-0!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:12 AM
 
7-2
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:39 AM
 
If he plays sess in an attacking role with ojo and Kamara 5-1 if he plays the normal defensive set up 1-1
posted by The pope (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 9:57 AM
 
Got to be a Win if we have any really hopes of the playoff's. You have to be getting at least 3 points against the bottom 10 teams from both games to show you are a legitimate top 6 team.No reason why we wont win today. As said before we have the best recent form in the league keep it going and it will put pressure on opponents going forward.
posted by Tezza - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:44 AM
 
 
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Friday 19th January 2018, 11:19 PM



 
Why are my totally uncontroversial nor abusive posts being deleted.?
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I am not aware of any of your posts being deleted. Sometimes the site takes a while which is why some posts come up twice when enter is pushed a second time thinking it had not worked the first time. I am sorry you have this problem, try again.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:07 AM
 
wash your foul mouth out and stop asking silly questions..or else your outta here!
posted by lenny (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:41 AM
 
Mr Doom , you are one of the worst offenders on here for abusive language , plus you are so negative and boring , COYW .
posted by Merv (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 9:17 AM
 
Negative and doom - all such posts should be deleted. Make this a feel good site so we can forget the terrace torment
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:55 AM
 
 
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Friday 19th January 2018, 3:37 PM



 
We sign a highly rated European striker on the 31st January at the 11th hour . He is touted by our owners as the guy who could gtee automatic promotion . He is introduced to the fans at the Forest game on the 3rd February and we notice he is limping , and hasn't played a competitive game for last month . He is fit enough to play by Mid March , but with every point important SJ does not want to change a settled team . He comes on as impact sub when we need to chase the game , but it is obvious he needs time to adjust to the physicality of the championship . By April we have slipped to 5th , playing well but not finishing teams off , he is still not starting . We reach playoffs , but lose to Derby . Player departs as his agent has found him better offer in France . Or is that too cynical .
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Why when Slavia had his pre-match interview, was the interviewer not asking him questions about any new signings. Was he reluctant to do so, fearing that he would be told that there wasn't going to be any, and this would make us fans, be really angry. With only 12 days to go, to me it looks like another wasted window coming up, with us stagnating, and all of our main rivals, strengthening by the day.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 4:14 PM
 
SJ told you ages ago no new signings. why dont you believe him
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 4:36 PM
 
Harry - Didn't SJ say in December he had identified three players he hoped would join in early January so the team would get the maximum benefit for the promotion push . I think most of us felt this might be optimistic , but by now felt at least one might have joined . Not advocating signing players just to swell the squad , but it is clear to most where we need to improve .
posted by davidk (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 5:54 PM
 
I see us as a club who will only sign players who have been cherry-picked, and passed the stats guys. Whether they can play football at Championship level is debatable. But better news is that we have let two of our squad go to join other clubs, which could mean that the financial savings gives space for at least one signing coming in. If we do not strengthen the squad (provide cover), it is more likely we will NOT be in the play-offs come May. And Jok will leave, as will a few of our better players.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 3:27 AM
 
Starting to look like LAST YEAR'S January transfer window deja vu as they say.. when the manager asked for a couple of decent signings to strengthen the squad for a final promotion push he was snubbed
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 3:51 AM
 
The jan window is a waste of time unless you want a loanee ( most have already been lent) or you have millions so clubs bite your hand off as Roma are allegedly doing with United. Otherwise you don’t get much as clubs don’t want to release unless they can replace in the window and that’s hard. Business is usually done last few days as that is when managers or owners realise it’s now or never. We are off loading squad members so wage bill is going down and SJ is doing that to balance the books when new players cone in. I predict we will pick 2 or 3 and we will never have heard of them but that’s not to say they won’t do a job. With AK finding his feet (my hat tasted bad) SJ is in a good position. The real interest is do we hold Ses and Tom C - I think we will as SJ did same last year. So switch off for 8 days and then see what happens.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:32 AM
 
Phil good advice will switch of for 8 days just hope we haven't lost 2 matches by then or had some injuries
posted by ffc supporter (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:52 AM
 
 
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Would be coincidental if we signed this guy and on the final day of the season we miss promotion by one point because this guy scored the first goal in the last minute of the first match against us.
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Other NCFC strikers looked better against Chelsea. If SJ watched that game not sure he will buy this guy as won’t help us
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:34 AM
 
 
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Friday 19th January 2018, 1:38 PM



 
What is that piece of music when the teams come out at the start of the game. I don't mean the clash at half time.
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Bolero (not the ice dancing one)..
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 19th January 2018, 1:43 PM
 
What one, by who ?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 1:55 PM
 
Which Who album was 'what one' on?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 2:14 PM
 
asked same question about a year ago and im sure it was MST who replied...its from Moulin Rouge soundtrack
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 2:47 PM
 
Yep:-)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 19th January 2018, 2:49 PM
 
As danced by Felicity Kendal.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 19th January 2018, 4:05 PM
 
It's called Bolero by Steve Sharples from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 4:13 PM
 
Arizona; you're such a card ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 19th January 2018, 4:32 PM
 
May i suggest you listen to Maurice ravels bolero. .On you tube best of ravel; bolero_ hd. By proper musicians playing proper instruments enjoy.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 7:02 PM
 
Should be the Clash London Calling which is half time walk out and much more relevant. Personally I think the pre match music is rubbish. They should play our song from 75 then the Clash full volume. Half time the stranglers no more heroes!
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:38 AM
 
 
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Friday 19th January 2018, 12:34 PM



 
What’s happened to our USA youth player looked good and very fast still listed on official site but not played for good six months
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Joined Brentford
posted by Ron Back (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 12:57 PM
 
Badger thanks nice to get a sencbile answer on a football question on this board
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 1:50 PM
 
Been out injured
posted by telllboy - Friday 19th January 2018, 6:56 PM
 
 
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Thursday 18th January 2018, 9:34 PM



 
Has there been some news today about redevelopment of ffc !!!!l
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Old news! Just waiting for Mr Khan to write the cheque for the deposit to start build! Hopefully this summer.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 9:37 PM
 
That’s what I thought but there appears to be changes to build on riverside which should delay build for another 5 years who said Khan was stupid !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 10:06 PM
 
Could anyone fill us in on this (Len?) as we don't get the same local news in foreign parts.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 19th January 2018, 1:54 AM
 
Appears to be old news reinvented by evening standard and they ve dragged in a bird watcher from barns elms opposite who’s appalled ( doubt the birds will might be some extra food ) and some old duffer who’s walked the lengths of the Thames and thinks it will be detrimental ( would have thought to be able to continue to walk along river instead of going into the side roads would add to his enjoyment maybey the reporters should have pointed out that this is old news and more or less approved so tough !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 7:34 AM
 
You could link the Riverside bridge with Boris Johnsons Channel bridge.
posted by Barry Bridges (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 10:12 AM
 
Badger you done well to get a sensble answer on here !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 2:01 PM
 
Bring back the 'Garden Bridge'
posted by Len Guest (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 2:50 PM
 
The Garden Bridge? Would that be over the River Fleet?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 19th January 2018, 4:07 PM
 
We'll try not to do it again Badger.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:16 AM
 
 
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Obscene saga
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Don’t really care anymore prems gone crazy now got var refs will be even more up there arse they will be the centre of attention all the time !!!!unless they kick this out will descend into a farce crazy transfers vastly inflated prices something needs to happen to bring the game back to reality
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 7:38 PM
 
Let them all ps of and play in their own little division. And leave football to the rest of us. And the FA and the football league can do one as well. They sold us out to the television. fk you jack im fire proof
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 8:59 PM
 
Do you remember all the money went into Italian football back in the early to mid nineties?? Then it went horribly wrong. Many clubs went in to bankruptcy. Corruption developed so clubs can make money. Attendance went from full house to barley quarter full. Juventus even had to move to smaller stadium As they had no chance of filling their old one. Now they are at best fourth best league in Europe and France are probably catching them up fast. Don’t want to sound horrible - maybe that’s what we need to happen to the premier league to get back to grass root football.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 9:43 PM
 
Thought I read somewhere that bt sports and sky were joining forces if so could be interesting
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 7:38 AM
 
I don't think that's the case Len and I doubt monopolies and mergers would allow it. I have a feeling the merger to which you refer is SKY and FOX who are both interests of one Mr Murdoch.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 19th January 2018, 7:53 AM
 
If Man U are daft enough to offer Sanchez half a million a week, can't blame him for snapping it up!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 12:48 PM
 
Pity if they was one presume subscriptions would go down !,
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Thursday 18th January 2018, 12:37 PM



 
Nine or 10 points from the next four winnable games and six or seven from the four after that (all top six sides) should see us well and truly ensconced in the top six (4th maybe) I would have thought and in prime position for the run in.

COYW!!

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Oh those magic words, !winable games!i bet there are at least 6 other teams all sounding out the same comment, time will tell but fulhamish and all that<, we are again looking at what several teams are doing around us,as we often do,with fingers crossed.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 2:19 PM
 
Having watched a strong Chelsea side have trouble beating Norwich last night I wonder how well Norwich will do by end of season. Yes if Chelsea had converted half their goal shots it would have been a rout, however Norwich looked far better than I have seen Fulham this season.
posted by doom (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 5:05 PM
 
Thanks MST. Just wondering where we will be in the table if we get zero points out of the next four winnable games?
posted by Nick (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 6:03 PM
 
Must have watched a different game scum should have buried them and they weren’t that impressive
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 7:30 PM
 
Must have watched a different game scum should have buried them and they weren’t that impressive
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 7:31 PM
 
A famous man once said the trouble with predicting the future can be unpredictable !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 7:40 PM
 
16 points from next 8 games would give us 58, which is just one point better than last season. I am not sure that would put us into a prime position. Middlesboro and Villa can easily match 16points. Cardiff and Bristol City can afford to lose two more games in the next 8. So we would still have a lot of work to do. Not prime!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 9:47 PM
 
The state of play is, Derby V Bristol City Friday. I hope Bristol put out a strong team, and all Fulham people hope so too, because Bristol play Man City Tuesday night in the cup. It i never clear cut to say points will go this way, or that way. We really want Bristol to take all 3 points against Derby in my opinion. Derby have a 10 point gap which we need to peg back sooner, rather! I still think we are a better playing side than Derby, and to tell you the truth, they were a bit lucky when we played them. Button had one of his famous blond moments, and i remember him rolling the ball out in the middle, and Tom Laurence latched on to it, then Slavs old pal Vidrya benefited from it. That sums Derby up in a lot of games this season, and the Middlesboro lot will say the same thing about playing Derby. We have gifted games like these to the opposition because we are not ruthless enough. If there is one thing to sum up Fulham, is we need to finish teams off by scoring more goals and show more mental toughness! To be fair on Reamy and Co at the back, we need to give our defenders more rest bite, and have that 2 or 3 goal advantage. We are more than capable, and that's before anymore additions. Just think what Fulham would be more capable of, with another 3 players added? 1 centre forward, a solid defender, and a left back? We would be unstoppable in this league, providing we keep all present staff. I can't wait for Burton, i feel that Kamara could fill his boots. Burton will put men behind the ball from the start, and hoping to catch us on the break! It is up to Fulham to start on the front foot, and get that early goal. Then i feel the game will open up. Actually, i feel we have a 7.0 owing to somebody, and whynot Burton at the weekend!!! COME ON FULHAM!!! GENTLEMAN JIM AND OHARA WILL BE IN GOOD CHEER FOR THAT ONE. LEGENDARY COMMENTATING BY THE WAY!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 11:17 PM
 
Why not Burton?, 'cos they remind me of us, family club and no plastic supporters. I don't want them to win, but I wouldn't like to see them humiliated either.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 19th January 2018, 2:00 AM
 
John, you might be forgetting that we are playing Bristol City and Villa in the games I mentioned so winning those games would put a whole new complexion on things. Just being optimistic - nothing more ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 19th January 2018, 8:17 AM
 
I remember Burton at home last season - we drew. Almost lost. Another shocking game against a bottom side. We do much better against top sides than bottom - so the winnable games analysis isn’t based on form or history.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 19th January 2018, 10:45 AM
 
Nope, it's based upon my hopes and aspirations ;-)))
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Thursday 18th January 2018, 11:11 AM



 
Surprise surprise manager disagrees wth var !!!!!bad news for Chelsea. Some of there boys serial offenders on the diving front !!!!
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I must admit, I thought he was offside and still did (slightly) after the replays.

Agree on the diving front but glass houses and all that....
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Thursday 18th January 2018, 8:42 AM



 
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-brom-target-tom-cairney-14167828

I also read last week that Ryan Fredericks came out and said he was happy at Fulham and was about to sign a new contract. He said he really wanted to win promotion with Fulham and no one else and hoped it would be third time lucky.

So two of our best players plus Sess are committed to FFC. We just need to sign a decent centre forward as well as cover for Ream and Kalas this month and I'll be happy :-)).
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Happy days
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 9:43 AM
 
Apparently Palace are interested in Button - oh how I hope that rumour turns out to be true ;-))
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:41 PM



 
30m signing on fee. 23m a year for 4 years! Total £125m over 4 years - I think Sánchez alone can solve the Chilean’s national debt issue! I think he’s a bargain - we should sign him at Fulham!
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We might sign Pedro Sanches from Alicante reserves.He's injured at the moment with permanent ligament damage, but he's a free winger ! Just what we need !
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:35 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 5:38 PM



 
Great idea for the underground extension
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New underground station in Stevenage Road?
posted by Dave Grapes (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 12:30 PM
 
I heard that the proposed underground extension is to Bishops Park, close to where the bandstand is.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 5:16 PM
 
Not so apparently. Sources close to the negotiations say that the Church objected vehemently to the proposed Bishop's Park development and the CAA would not approve the heliport as it would impinge on the H4 heli route that follows the river, not a problem with the Barn Elms location. The CAA have however shown willingness to approve a seaplane water runway along Fulham Reach. MFGA
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 18th January 2018, 7:28 PM
 
 
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Any news on the Riverside Bridge?
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A senior executive at the club has said that they are negotiating the purchase of Barn Elms as a stadium car park and events center and working with TfL to extend the district line from Hammersmith to the new facility...
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 5:19 PM
 
On the ball as usual Arizonan!
posted by Ernie Pants (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 5:28 PM
 
NO!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 18th January 2018, 10:02 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 4:49 PM



 
The season of flying pigs. Why do you lot go on about s in the papers so much. you need to get out more often.
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Like what ?????
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 4:50 PM
 
It's just banter Geezer ;-))
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 2:28 PM



 
Kostas Stafylidis to Stoke......
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Who?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 3:08 PM
 
Former fulham player.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 7:04 PM
 
I hope he has either become an exceptional player and therefore can keep his pony tail....or he won't last 5mins with his pony tail at Stoke!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:18 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 2:22 PM



 
New stadium gets the go ahead. Well done Chelsea!
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Don't think they'll be naming a stand after Graham Rix.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 3:19 PM
 
Hope it burns down when they build it !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 4:51 PM
 
Money talks when ffc wanted to build a larger stadium ( 30000 in our case in a less congested environment. Our neighbours want to increase from 41000 to 60 odd thousand in a much denser position it’s bad enough there now on match days will be bedlam when completed yet local council give all clear and compusary purchase land adjacent to site. Reckon some dodgy dealings buy the Ruskie. !,,,
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 5:06 PM
 
yes that's great news I have never been so , excited,I hope they put some decent restaurants,in the new build I think the standard is below par at the moment
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:43 AM



 
West Bromwich Albion to sell Johnny Evans to sign Tom Crainey from Fulham FC, now this is about the crazyiest transfer rumour I have heard this year. Mind you it is only January 17th. Dwight Gayle coming back to London, while he can still play in the Premiership until the end of the season. Another joke. Let's start getting real and concentrate on who we can get like Billy Sharper from Sheffield United - who have already signed four new players! Jack Marriott Peterborough or Brett Pittman from Portsmouth who seem to know where the goal is. Chris Basham of Sheffield United looks like a capable centre back. The need to look for English based players who do not cost the earth should appeal to our owner. We are after all existing on a corner shop budget these days we CANNOT shop at Harrords anymore
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We don't shop at Harrods. I wouldn't say we shop in Poundlands or a jumbo sale either. We made clear we don't shop in antique shops. our records show we don't shop in a super market either. We don't like eBay as we are too stubborn.

So where do we shop??

Perhaps we are one of those people who only decide last minute at 7.25pm on Saturday trying to find a shop to buy a lottery ticket!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 11:47 AM
 
Looking at recent recruits, it seems we forage in the footballing equivalent of a tour operator brochure. The resort looks great on the glossy page, the videos are seductive, you sign on the dotted line, and then when you get there you discover it's a (to quote the US President) right sh**hole.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 3:15 PM
 
He also said "Make Fulham Great Again". More fake news ...
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Fulham apparently in talks to sign tshe above ex Liverpool and a free agent. As he is 31 and remembrting the club’s age policy combinrd with the start up of a clear out yesterday of SJ’s unwanted purchases, is this him sticking two fingers up to the hierarchy?
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I thought usually the hierarchy makes the decision on transfers...so they are sticking 2 fingers up themselves?! Mmm. we are not sure if its real or maybe the hierarchy have amended their policies.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:34 AM
 
Exactly
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:48 AM
 
Or perhaps its anOther rumour in the press that is TOTAL BOLLOX??
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:25 AM
 
All rumours are from the agents! In life we have learned we don’t need agents for buying a house, getting a job, getting a loan, finding a friend or a wife because we believe the value they add is really limited. You need them but not paying them 10%. Why footballers and clubs not realised this yet?? Why don’t Sánchez say hey shouldn’t I have a piece of that £15m or progba o the £35m his agent alledgely received! Agents, who are now wealthier than the player and even the clubs (2.5bn in fees in recent years!) Have to justify their fees by making up stories.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:17 AM
 
I'm with JBH. Typical lazy journalism copied over and again.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:32 AM
 
Probably lazy reporting , but apart from age ,Leto seems just the type of player Fulham might go for . Constantly injured , seems to average a goal in every 15 games , appears to have played for numerous clubs for one season -last one in the Emirates ( the country , not the stadium ) .What not to like !
posted by davidk (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 5:17 PM
 
Update on Leto . It is not gong to happen . We have identified another prospect , his agent says he is only 26 just looks 8 years older and started playing professionally when he was 7 . He likes the challenge of at least 2 clubs per season as it keeps him enthusiastic. His injuries have been over hyped , nothing a good surgeon could not sort out in a few months but it would be insulting to an international with 2 caps ( at under 16 level ) to even consider suggesting a pay per game scheme . He is a legend in his homeland , but there seems some dispute where that is . The agent will insist there is a clause in the contract that if we do not make automatic promotion , the player can leave with a £10 m payment for services rendered . Step forward Jr Khan , maybe with Ali Mac in support - he knows how to spot a deal quicker than you can see a Greek shipping magnet on the horizon - and really boost our season ..
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Ok , it was both outgoing , Graham back to Wolves and Madl back to Austria ( don't think I ever saw Graham play so cant comment but I thought Madl was useful and never let us down when he played , good luck to him ) . It looks like Soares is going back to Porto as SJ looks to weed out the players he didn't sign or want and the big Spanish guy at the back looks next to go . Not sure where Fonte falls in this , I think he is a good player but in a deeper almost Cairney type role - at the moment still looks like square peg in round hole and the clock is ticking .

I am sure I read somewhere that SJ wanted to bring in players in early January so they would have the maximum impact on our play-off challenge . But we are reverting to type , and will probably panic buy or loan in the last hour of the last day with a player (s) recovering from long term injury and might be considered sometime in March .
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Funnily enough, Fonte isn't a striker in any way or form that can get us 20 goals. What he does best, is to link up play, and he does lay off a decent pass, that leads to a goal. It depends on what Fonte was bought for, a goal scorer? or to link up play? If it's for his goal scoring ratio? he is out! I like Fonte, he is a good squad player. If Tom Cairney goes? We will be needing players like Fonte. He is a lot different to Cairney, but he does bring something to add to the table.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:35 PM
 
Owen - Fonte and Cairney are million miles apart. Cairney is a game changer. Haven’t seen anything from Fonte to suggest he can change a game. Cairney is a creative player. Not sure Fonte is very creative. Cairney makes the team tick. Fonte just works hard. At the end of the day I think Fonte is a decent player with good work ethics but he’s style does not suit Fulham. If Cairney goes I’d give Piazon a chance to roam around the middle looking for the killer pass. He just needs to learn to hold the ball without losing it.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 9:48 PM
 
I don't have a problem with a Loanee. Why spend loads on Championship players and then have to replace half of them when you get promoted and have to first move them out. My issue with Loanees is when it is done as a way of saving money to avoid transfer fee's, this tactic is necessary for clubs in financial problems. I think if you are sitting in January in 8th place in the league and think you can make a push and get a playoff or perhaps a automatic place but need a couple of top players to lift everything then dont buy a couple of players for £8 million - £10 Million instead spend the money on couple of really top top players on a short term loan till May.
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Why chopped your healthy (well maybe not very) left leg to fix your right?! Is it going to move us forward?
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Madl gone, any replacement in sight?
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 4:51 PM
 
Senderos
posted by gloom (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 8:48 PM
 
Don't knock Senderos he always gave 100% for FFC
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 6:24 AM
 
Trouble was it was 100% liability, poor on the ground even worse in the air.
posted by Big Al (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:00 AM
 
To quote Bill Shankly ‘even Douglas Barder had two better feet than you’ ( admittedly talking to Tony Hately circa 1966 however more than applicanle to Senderos - anyone under the age of 50 details on Douglas Barder freely available on Wikipedia )
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Getting ready for a tonk'n my dear 'Cottagers!'
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Not from you bunch of Dick's!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:00 PM
 
You took the bait!
posted by Lord Griff (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:24 PM
 
No just politely replying to a Retard's post
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:35 PM
 
JBH! Ho! Ho! X
posted by Lord Griff (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 2:09 PM
 
Lord Griff is a teenage ffc fan avin a bit childish humour , fact .
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 3:03 PM
 
Been going too the 'Cottage' for 51 years. My little joke!
posted by Lord Griff (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 4:27 PM
 
To not too , whoops , more homework needed ! Got to try harder to reach the 6th form methinks !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 4:52 PM
 
Little gnat !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:17 PM
 
Fancy some after the match he does. Thought them days was behind us
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Arsenal get £20m but Sanchez’s agent gets £15m and he gets a salary of £18m a year!! It just makes you sick of the greed in football. What happens next? Agents start getting more money than the club, next player better than Sanchez will want 25m or 500k a week...and so on. I don’t think I am jealous - got over that many years ago when we started paying players 20k a week but the greed and amount of money in football is almost socially unacceptable. Why are we bashing the bankers and the ceos!?
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Yes, but why don't actor luvvies & singing luvvies (ex Fulham now chelski supporting lily allen for example) get slated for their gros amounts ? Footballers tend to come from poorer backgrounds. Elitism & snobbery perhaps ?
posted by Marbs (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:39 AM
 
How dare you criticise champagne socialists, it's thexthist, weythist & probably a hate crime. tho thut up !
posted by Mike'sdog (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:52 AM
 
Spot on John obscene money thrown at people that are already comfortably off and yes it's not only footballers. A bit of balance required but I won't be holding my breath.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 1:42 AM
 
It would appear that you can never have enough money- now Novac Djokovic suggests that players go on strike for more money( apparently the old boy has £ 80 million in the bank- well carry on and strike ,think the world could survive without tennis.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:46 PM
 
Is it City? Is it United? Is it Chelsea? Actually, is anyone bothered, does anyone care?
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Fulham are not the only club guilty of collapsing under the strain of playing football from the back. It happened to Man City against Liverpool, because their confidence drained. That is understandable because of how Liverpool bomb on to you, and counter etc. You saw in that game, when City are chasing the game, instead off crispy fast and snappy passes, they got slower and slower. That happens when players start thinking too much, they get nervy, and before you know it, the pass is too short etc. That has been Fulhams problem part of last season and part of this. When Fulham play with confidence, the passing from the back,is much more crisper/sharper/etc. Okay, that is not always the case. Sometimes fatigue plays a huge part in whether a team plays sloppy or quick. It only takes 1 or 2 players to constantly play slow backpasses, and then it becomes an epidemic. Give Man City their dues, they came back strongly, and they could have nicked a draw, which shows they are a great team, probably the best. Liverpool have that weakness to concede late at the back, and thats why virgil was recruited. My point for writing this topic is to say, stick with Slavisa and his plan for tippy tappy football, played from the back. It does work out, and it is the way to go. Fulham just get found wanting, if there is fatigue, or a lack of confidence for whatever reason. I think confidence is high at the moment, and a lot of teams will be fearing us, especially those above us right now in the table...
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Couldn't help thinking that the rarefied level of footballing ability on display in the Liverpool v City game was a serious reality check for for us, as well as any other Championship side that thinks it's a Premiership team in the making.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:07 PM
 
We can play tippy tappy football like both Man City and Liverpool - only when Our confidence level is high! The big difference is we do not have the same energy level and we could never score the goals Liverpool did! All four goals deserved to be goal of the month! Yes I wouldn’t want to swap Slavisa brand of football for Pulis that we saw on Saturday.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:55 PM
 
I only saw the highlights. Great goals, good strong finishes not afraid to shoot hard and from distance. Our possession football is not football as Liverpool play. 37% possession but more shots and goals than city cos they make possession count. When we play out we invite pressure in our half. It’s barmy. Clear it and play in the opposition half. Leicester did just that to Chelsea on weekend and deserved to win. The ideal is a plan A B C etc to be flexible - we seem to be playing by script.
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If we let him go for less than £20 million we are crazy. Thoughts?
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With a dodgy knee and no PL experience? Better off keeping him as he is the lynchpin, even when not 100% and he's a dedicated player. Can't see how he'd pass a medical with a long term knee problem which may, or may not, improve with time and maybe surgery. I do wish him well though; he's done a lot for the club.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:51 PM
 
I agree
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:53 PM
 
20 million for a bloke with a problem knee. A good deal but only if you reinvest it in a couple of proven players.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 5:37 PM
 
I would hate to see him go, without a really good replacement
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:24 PM
 
If Cairney is sold it’s a real kick in teeth to the supporters he is one of the few players in the Championship who is premiership standard having already sold Malone and Aluko it shows where FFC ambitions lie Jokanovic will leave next cant blame him .
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 9:26 PM
 
Can’t see Cairney wanting to go there could go down not a nice area if he’s going to leave he can wait till summer we know he’s happy at Fulham
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:02 PM
 
Why would we want to sell him given is clear we are a much better team with Cairney in than out. The luck we had against Boro only comes once in a blue moon....we need Cairney back this Saturday to have some certainty of beating Burton! If we get £25m-£30m yeah then consider it. £15-20 - we can’t even replace cairney’s right foot for that!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:58 PM
 
It’s not about what we want. If he wants gone then no manager wants a disaffected player. The good ones leave, the bae ones stay which is why the club operates a short term contract policy. I am not sure when Cairney contract expires and that will impact any decision. We will keep him if he doesn’t want to play in prem league - so he will go.
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I told you so. I told you lot we could beat Middlesborough FC which is a bit better than we did on our last visit to the NE of England. For those who claimed not to know what that is I would reply north of the Soho border somewhat! Now we have the January transfer window to sign some decent players with Championship petigree. Forget about Dwight Gayle, he's playing in the Prem and is hardly likely to leave Newcastle om the wages he is. Perhaps mad Jose at Manchester United could help us out with a couple of resevere players because I think our Management is not looking beyond the French or Dutch second division. Have we still got a scout in Denmark, because they have some good young footballers coming through and Fulham had at one time a following in Denmark. I can tell you that because I am Danish!
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So in future we only listen to you. Also comforting to note that Hamlet was not the only Dane who was totally delusional.
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 15th January 2018, 11:22 AM
 
Have Dulwich Hamlet got a following in Denmark?
posted by Alfred Tupper (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:09 PM
 
Given that Norway's national team captain currently stars in our midfield lineup, coupled with the past success of fellow Norwegians such as Hangerland and Riise, I hope our man in Denmark is a regular on the Copenhagen-Oslo flight.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:15 PM
 
Seriously mate - what are the winning lottery numbers for this weekend. Reply before Saturday please.
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Don’t worry they won’t appoint a championship manager esp one who hasn’t got beyond top 8 on second season. That appointment would signal they intend to go down. Stoke are massively wealthy and so will appoint a top flight manager.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 8:56 AM
 
As he himself admitted recently he has no Prem experience. Don't worry his record isn't that brilliant that any Prem vacancy automatically means SJ is on the short list. If we get promoted then it's a whole different ball game.
posted by macedo - Monday 15th January 2018, 9:19 AM
 
Remind me, what dizzy heights did Carlos Carvalhal reach with Sheffield Wednesday to earn him the manager's job at Premiership side Swansea City? I think many club chairmen are in thrall to foreign managers, irrespective of their medocre past form. Anyway, good to see that Stoke have appointed a home grown manager in Paul Lambert. Probably too late though, and expect to see them playing at the Cottage next season.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:01 PM
 
Paul lambert! lump on stoke to go down
posted by Inspired (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:17 PM
 
Baccus' i think Carlos Carvalhal, is a decent manager. Sheff Weds gave us plenty of problems to prove that. There are a few decent managers around like Carlos, and he has a great sense of humour. You should listen to his interviews about lobsters etc on sky, very funny. He appeals to me, and i think that players will like him for the way he is,and his character. Clement thought he knew it all because of who he worked with abroad. That was only in a coaching role, and i really think that Carvalhal will be better than him. I hope Swansea survive because i always like their brand of football, and i liken Fulham to them. I am a big fan of Laudrup, and if i thought that Slavisa didn't want a job at Fulham anymore, i would be shouting up for Laudrup. Carvalhal could do a good job at Fulham, he is not only a nice guy, he is also a football guy. (LOBSTER-LOBSTER-MAN)
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 8:55 PM
 
Sorry to bang on about fairy tale managers, but Claudio Renairi is a legend. He told fairy tales to his Leicester squad, and they believed in him that first winning season. Unfortunately, they stopped believing in Raneri, and we all know what happened after that. A manager needs more than coaching skills to win things, and characters like raneri don't come around very often. Any eager young footballer, who wants to progress and go on to better things, should be learning their trade with bended ear to these guys. Slavisa does not know much English, but he has a quirky character what i like, and i think his coaching skills. Let's hope he can finish off what he started at Watford, and get some success at Fulham..
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 9:08 PM
 
Paul Lambert cos he has PL experience. I didn’t see that coming. They do want to go down.
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Ian Mcgeechan wrote in the Telegraph that the impressive form of the Pro14 clubs... underlines the benefits of no relegation. No relegation. Expect the premier league to watch this closely as they would surely love a closed shop. We need to get promotion very soon while the door remains open. I keep commenting that FIFA, the FA and the PL honchos are screwing things up royally but the mugs in the MSM and the limp-wrisated TV pundits can't see the wood for the trees.
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The prem is increasingly "bought" by big money interests. Personally I think they may as well auction the top six places as the start of every season.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 6:50 PM
 
Whilst nothing is impossible, I would find it hard to believe that the Premiership could become a closed shop, with neither relegation nor promotion, as this would kill off lower level football, and become an effective monopoly, which would be unlikely to withstand legal action
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:02 PM
 
If there's big money in it, it could happen. Grease enough elite establishment palms in this country & they'd even throw in endorsements from May & Corbyn, with momentum singing in the background & Willy Holloughby shaking her bum about. Sorry Ari, got a bit carried away with the imagery for a mo there mate !
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:26 PM
 
As Oliver said, they'll follow the money. The top six will depart one way or another and probably sooner than we think. Then what? The Championship retains promotion and relegation but the requirement for the PL to continue doing that is legally a gray area at best. I expect the FA will regroup eventually into four leagues of twenty teams but that's just my guess. Answer this; if all twenty teams in the PL were asked to vote to end relegation, how many do you think would vote for maintaining the status quo?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:35 PM
 
Ollie, she is indeed a candidate for promotion to a superior position ...
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:41 PM
 
The biggest threat to the Premier League is TV money, BT and Sky have now joined forces, so no more auction for TV rights, The next deal is going to be take it or leave it for far less money.
posted by Colonel Sanders (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:45 PM
 
T.v. would rather broadcast Manyoo v Manc city 4 times a season than Stoke v Brighton any day & they'd pay a lot more for it.
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grate punchuaytion and speling always make god reeding guys
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BT and Sky might have joined forces but they are no match for Amazon or Facebook
posted by Hints - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:34 AM
 
Your right teams like Leicester could never reach top six!!!!!!
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Spot on !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:32 PM
 
Kalas's pulling down of the player was about as blatant a penalty as I have ever seen. Both the ref and the lino should be taken to task this as how theu BOTH missed the incident is beyond belief. If as a Fulham fan had this happened to one of our players I would have been bloody furious.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:58 PM
 
Watch the replay , our man was fouled first , clear as daylight , never a penalty , should have been a free kick to us !
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 2:33 PM
 
Not a penalty. Boro player raises his hand to Kalas head and tries to pull Kalas over. Kalas pushes him back. So Ref was well sighted and said no pen because Boro player was fouling first. TV analysis was pathetic. Our pen was soft but Norwood was needlessly challenged and had his foot kicked. Pulis is upset because his team missed several good chances but OMG how many times have we been in that situation.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 5:35 PM
 
Kalas was definitely fouled first - no pen was correct decision
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:31 AM
 
Boro boys not happy get over it we have it every home game !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:55 PM
 
Agree. Ref saw this as 6 of one, half dozen of the other and Boro player had his arm round Kalas neck so no pen. The trip on Norwood was clear. We won, Norwood keep practicing the penalties.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 11:35 AM
 
Boro boys still moaning about ref being Sunderland fan did not moan when he reffed them and they won a few weeks back
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Typical of our club, we can beat Cardiff, Sheffield United and Boro' away, but we have only beaten one of the bottom 4 clubs, and that being Birmingham at home. We have lost away to both Sunderland and Burton, and only drew with Bolton at home. What a difference those 8 points thrown away, would have made to our season now.
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A C we didnt lose those points. Every game stands by itself. ITs call ifs ands and buts
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:54 AM
 
look on the bright side - we rarely got out of the third gear and we are still within a point from the play-offs and 10 points from automatic. if we can be just that little bit more consistent and other teams such as Cardiff, Sheff Utd, Bristol City and Preston like to lose some momentum, we should guarantee a top six. Personally, I think we should try to catch Derby. if we beat them at home - the gap is just two games.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:03 PM
 
Good post. Tells me our manager doesn’t get the boys up for lesser teams
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 5:36 PM
 
He's a terrible coach 'aint he Phil? Turning "selling" clubs like us & Watford into promotion contenders year after year ! Not like the wonderful Khan's & that sumo wrestling head of stats they had eh.
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Khan, for FFC sake let Jok by a striker he wants. It’s quite a simple equation JOK + striker he wants = FFC in prem 2018
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See, who needs Stephen Hawking working things out when we got Dellers. True dat Dell boy. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:33 AM
 
But that costs MONEY ! By the beard of the prophet ! bismillah ! THAT suff is for the Jags only ! noooooooooooooooooooo !
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I'm not getting too carried away here but we're banging on the door now and that's all. However an injection of about £8-10 million in a striker and rock hard Center half (cover for Ream & Kalas) and good things can happen and we go up. If SK bought this club for sporting reasons then we'll see some ambition. If he bought it for a real estate windfall that will also be laid bare within this window if nothing happens. Anxious days await us all.
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What a load of tosh
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 9:36 AM
 
The property carnt be be sold it has a listed status on it. And as far as i know we have brought whatchamacallit from hows you father on a ten year lease. He starts first thing Monday sharp at eight.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:51 AM
 
As far as I know only the Cottage is listed. He can build around it.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:14 PM
 
Johnny Haynes stand listed also stated ground can only be used for sport
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:54 PM
 
The "stevenage road" stand's facade is listed not the stand itself ( like highbury ). So only a very small part of the ground is listed. I can say that as a builder/developer myself ( on a smaller scale ! ), there is no problem to redevelop the ground as long as the council & local residents are not too unhappy. If Shaheed Khan got Sadiq Khan ( mayor of London )onside , it could make it even easier.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 6:43 PM
 
I have checked it with the council. And they say that the stevenage stand is all listed. Front back and both sides also all the seating the cottage it self and the turn stiles are all listed. And Badger its right it can only be used for sport only.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:35 PM
 
PS and as far as i know FA rules he will have to get us another ground Which wont be cheap But i might be wrong.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:45 PM
 
You’ve just ruined all the doom and gloom merchants day I thought there was some ruling in place !!!
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Had we had Norwood taking pens last season we would have been up automatically
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Norwood didn't do anything until the 95th min - winning a penalty and scoring it! my MoM for his 1min of contribution! In football that's all you need - look at Ronaldo!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 11:12 PM
 
Don’t deride luck. It’s all you need.
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I predicted a fulham defeat, especially as Cairney unfit. So glad to be wrong. Well done boys a great result against a promotion contender.
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great result yes, great performance NO!I thought we were in for a hammering after the first half debacle. Lucky day, watch out folks Burton next week , anything can happen.
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 10:46 PM
 
That's the good thing about this league anything can happen and is so much more exciting than the super premiership
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Barnsley, Burton, Bolton, Nottingham Forest. We need 8 points minimum, but I’d like to think 10 of 12 is a real possibility. These are the weak sisters of the division. The schedule gets harder after that. I’d said 7th by end of the month, 5th is now realistic. One player (a striker) could push us into 2nd. Khan needs to spend money. What a shame to be wasting money on Soares, Djalo, Cissé, Rui Fonte, etc.
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Reckon we can get 10 points out of next 4 games providing we play to our potential still reckon at least two of top six will drop out two to take there place WE WILL BE ONE OF THEM !!!!!! COYW!!!!!lets get behind them on Saturday for a start
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:08 PM
 
 
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We won if we were a bit lucky great last season we out played Brighton twice and lost we were the better team at home v Middlesbrough and they got late draw then you moan we should of took our chances well today we won at hard place to go and lm over the moon COYW
 
 
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..... we had more possession, more shots, more shots on target, more shots blocked and less shots off target than Boro so can anyone explain why we should have lost?
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Totally agree.Could be we need a natural striker, which we are unlikely to get with this owner.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:28 PM
 
Also don't forget guy's, that we don't normally win up Boro. Look through the records and we can see that stat. We take that win anyhow. It is about time that we had a bit of luck anyway...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:33 PM
 
Wasn't at the game but watched the whole match on TV - we definitely nicked the game! Boro like us have the problem they create danger but don't have the final ball or the striker to convert multiple good chances they had!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:38 PM
 
I watched the game on tv and am delighted with the result and where it leaves us but we must not be misled by the this. I judge the team on the performance irrespective of who we were playing against or its history. Norwood and Johansen were continously inaccurate in there passing. The defence was caught napping.When they hit the crossbar we nearly forgot to follow up the ball.Sess and AK were seldom fed in the first half. I couldnt help thinking throughout the match that against a slightly better team we would have been fodder.Its just my opinion and I am not a football expert.I intend enjoying todays experiance for as many days as possible but im not going to kid myself.If we had lost 0-1 diferent stories would be flying around. Id like to hear comments from other who say the match.Not based on statistics please.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:01 PM
 
I saw it on the tablet and to put it basically they had 3 or 4 chances that they really should have put away whereas we didn’t really look like scoring.
posted by Midds - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:26 PM
 
Boro had a taste of the medicine we had so many times....better team, dominate then lose to a last minute goal!! Didn't enjoy watching the match but the results fantastic! We are much closer to play-offs than last season - watch out Derby - we are after your 2nd place!

posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:29 PM
 
If you had watched the game, MST, you wouldn't be asking. But after the sun and tequila, you're just enjoying a little wind up with all of us me thinks. 4 1v1 with the keeper, a crossbar, and a felonious assault by Kalas in the box uncalled. Good thing Traore ran out of gas early, he was running all over us.One point would've been thievery let alone three. Came alive the last 15-20 minutes but still the luckiest three points of the season....... and I love it!
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:30 PM
 
Last win at Boro in 1984! Great win let’s push on.
posted by Ewellffc (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 8:45 PM
 
I got up at 2am to listen to the game on Fulham TV. I nearly went back to bed after the first half but managed to stay awake. from what I heard we really started coming back into it in the last quarter and the funniest bit was Gentleman Jim shouting :Look at Pulis! He's going nuts! He's pig sick!" Finally we get one going our way and I slept soundly for the remainder of the night. :-)
posted by Hints - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:26 PM
 
Only certain Fulham fans could suck the joy out of an unexpected away win A 95th minute winner against tough opposition plus a rare clean sheet and still there is cause for an inquest. I am sure if Middlesbrough had snatched the points at our place in that fashion the fans would be laughing and singing all the way home Pulis would be telling everybody who cares to listen that that's football and sometimes you have to accept the breaks and just get on with it. Everything evens itself out blah blah and so on. Ok so we nicked it how many times have we had our pockets pinched late on. My advice is to enjoy the rub of the green when you can as we don't often get treated to it in these parts.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 10:22 PM
 
Absolutely Eddie. And don't it feel good to stick one up Pulis. Yes I still hold a grudge
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:16 AM
 
I just watched the highlights and, dead set they should have had a penalty and we shouldn't. You can watch it as many times as you like with whatever coloured glasses you want but we definitely got the best of the ref who, I am reliably informed is a Sunderland supporter.... LOL COYW!
posted by Hints - Sunday 14th January 2018, 4:01 AM
 
The boro player fouled our bloke first , never a penalty , get down to specsavers asap pal !
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:26 AM
 
Guys Boro fan here, those of you that went to the game, just forget about your pen for a minute our player shouldn't have put his foot in any ref would give that one, but just have a look at the first shout Kalas shoving Braithwaite to the ground Your opinion, was it a pen? just watch it over again the reaction of all players Fulham and Boro they knew a pen was coming here's a conspiracy theory for you the refs a bloody Sunderland supporter season ticket holder that's why he didn't give it lol, well done guys a good 3 points for you and i hope you didn't get any issues from the mad daft boro fans when leaving the ground, take care.
posted by AllanLRDKL1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 9:58 AM
 
It's you who needs the glasses PAL.
posted by Hints - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:19 AM
 
Definitely Boro should have had a penalty and we rode our luck yesterday. Our penalty, although softer, was too. But all that aside , I must admit it was good to see another team shoot blanks for a change. So many times Fulham dominate games only to fall to a sucker punch." It's a funny 'ol game Saint ". COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:25 AM
 
Hints , are you saying the boro player didnt put his arm around our players neck before he was pushed ? Take another look and if you still think the same then the worlds gone mad !
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:17 PM
 
Merv I just had another look and you're right. He did put his arm up around his neck. But the ref didn't see it either or we would have had the free kick. So who cares , we have enough disisions go against us.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:05 PM
 
Cheers Dan , how Hints and one or two other people cant see this is beyond me . Never a boro penalty as our player fouled first .Anyway COYW
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:10 PM
 
His arm does go up, around the back of Kalas's head but his arms are up because he's using his momentum to spin around he's not even looking at Kalas,I think any neutral supporter would agree pen, but that's football for you if we changed the system and brought video ref's in then we would have nothing to talk or argue about, this is what makes our game the best game in the world. Guys just a note on your penalty watch the linesman's reaction he is better placed than the ref to see the pen incident, he doesn't flag for the incident i'm not saying it wasn't a pen but looking at the linesman he didn't think it was and we all know a linesman will never overrule the ref. All the best for 2018 and we'll see you next year has both teams have been crap this season and neither will be going up.
posted by Allanlrdkl1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:53 PM
 
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the decisions at the Riverside how many major decisions have we had go against us over the years. The list is likely to be very long and missing many that we have probably forgotten about. This is not unique to Fulham I am sure supporters throughout the land could compile similar lists. The fuss being made you would think we were the only team to ever get the benefits of poor refereeing decisions. Speaking as a dinosaur I truly hope the day doesn't arrive when technology takes over and the man in the middle becomes simply a sounding board for the faceless VAR technicians mulling over every tedious incident, holding up the natural flow of the game while they pass judgement. Accept that the ref is human take the good calls with the bad and for gods sake let's just get on with the game. As for the accusations of this guy being a Sunderland supporter is this from a reliable source or is it pure slander?
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 2:21 PM
 
Yup totally agree with the last post leave the game well alone there's nothing wrong with it sometimes you get the rub of the green sometimes you don't that's football, listening to the local phone in and apparently been a season ticket holder at Sunderland for a few seasons, but he's definately a Sunderland fan.
posted by Allalrdkl1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 3:39 PM
 
Just to update on the Geoff Eltringham Sunderland season ticket - this is taken from the Sunderland echo as below:so yup he's our local enemy no1!!. Wearside has its first Football League referee in three decades. Geoff Eltringham is one of seven new additions to the League list nationally, but the first from Sunderland Referees' Association since George Tyson joined the ranks in the late 1970s. It is the latest step in a journey the 29-year-old would be delighted to see end in the Premier League. And he admits the biggest decision of his career involved the club he will never be able to referee – his beloved Sunderland AFC. Geoff said: "I played football at school and in the Russell Foster Youth League, but I wasn't good enough to make a living in the game so I went into refereeing after seeing a course advertised. "I still had my season ticket at Sunderland so I was fitting my refereeing around that. "The best bit of advice I ever had came from a referees assessor called Malcolm Langley. He could see I had a bit of potential but he said I had to choose between Sunderland Football Club and refereeing. "It was a big decision because I loved going to the match with my mates, but I gave up my season ticket and that started my progress." Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/wearside-ref-geoff-plays-his-cards-right-1-1075457
posted by Allanlrdkl1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 3:45 PM
 
Yeah all that, and the brown envelope I slipped him before the game.
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We obviously need a few bodies in this transfer window. Admittedly, Fulham do not have a good record of wins up there. Saying that, we deserve a bit of luck for once, so we move on upwards. We need to improve though, and without Tom Cairney, we are very thin indeed..
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Pathetic passing and we probably deserved to lose 0-2. Id hate to lose like this but at last weve had luck going our way and its makes such a difference to be just 1 point now off 6th. Midfield and defence were caught asleep too many times and as you say there is nobody othert than cairney willing to distribute play.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:07 PM
 
All the whinging on bad referee decisions may have finally paid off! Finally received the benefits of a referee howler. We were the better side the last 15-20 minutes, then caught our break. SJs post game comments should be interesting. Best 3 points of the season
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:11 PM
 
Not complaining but 63% possession 2 on target . Can anybody explain please.
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3 points stolen better than 3 points deserved any day! Wow!!!!!!!!! The lads who fell through the barrier, have a great ride home. Well done boys!
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Californian, it was a great and fortunate win, and now for the ride home for those Fulham fans stuck up there. By the sounds of it, they might need a Sat-nav to get out of the north. Doom and Gloom sounds like he is well travelled, maybe he can point the way....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:28 PM
 
Follow the sun
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Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:00 PM



 
Let's hear the praises for the result against Boro !
 
 
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Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:59 PM



 
COYW yes we beat the Boro
 
 
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Yessss!
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Norwood magic
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Sess in defence again. Why do we do this?
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Looking at the stats on the match center it looks like we're in this game. We should be down 3-0. Totally dominated in all areas. Ryan had rough first 30 mins with Traore but has settled in. Norwood and Piazon lost. See if they're subbed at the half. Boro look much improved under Pulis.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:01 PM
 
We just need to keep it tight at the back. Hopefully, Slav changes something upfront, bring Kebano on, and push sess further up to cause the problems.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:08 PM
 
So much for that weak team 'SOUTHAMPTON'! They are up 2-0 away to Watford!!! HMMM!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:14 PM
 
We won ...what more do you want !!!!
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:57 PM
 
And that’s 1 point away from the play offs .....
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