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Great day yeasterday but the MAF song which was good sounds so silly now you don’t have to sing about Khan but at least sing about preasent team when there doing well. Sounds as if you don’t care about team and we have some good players
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Totally agree.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:59 PM
 
Yes, MAF song is the most annoying chant since he sold the club. Its like your new girlfriend who can't stop talking about her past with her ex-BF!! Move on!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 5:37 PM
 
Disagree, til Khan walks the walk and get us to prem then drop MAF chant. I am all for it regardless, MAF put Fulham on the map after 30 odd years of obscurity. So ones moaning, dream on.
posted by Never say die ! (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:10 PM
 
Not has cringeworthy as he’s one of our own !!!! Sadly he wont be soon !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:17 PM
 
 
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Sunday 21st January 2018, 1:42 PM



 
Excellent win, well done ,don't matter who the opposition is in this div they are all capable of causing an upset,its done our goal diff a world of good, how ever we are now back again to the bit were we watch for results of other teams hoping they lose or drop points, at the moment we all are picking up points ,the group in 8-9-10 spot plus the 4 in playoff spot, it will be a long season.Some one mentioned Sess at his age is superb only bettered by Pele,never quite understood the pele thing,he played in best national team ever, never played in Europe, just brasil,scored some great goals ,but so did many others of his era.
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Clearly you need to do your homework. Pele scored more goals than any other player in history (77 goals in 92 games for Brazil as well) won three world cups and played at the top level for 20 years. Ryan Sessegnon cannot hold a candle to Pele and never will - I doubt any other player will in my lifetime. Nobody comes near to his ability and what he achieved.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 2:51 PM
 
Sess will never, even if he plays for the next 100 years, have HALF the talent of George Best.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 2:52 PM
 
PS some accolades from people who know a little bit more about football than you or I ;-)) Among his contemporaries, Dutch star Johan Cruyff stated; "Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic."[19] Brazil's 1970 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto Torres opined; "His great secret was improvisation. Those things he did were in one moment. He had an extraordinary perception of the game."[19] Tostão, his strike partner at the 1970 World Cup; "Pelé was the greatest – he was simply flawless. And off the pitch he is always smiling and upbeat. You never see him bad-tempered. He loves being Pelé."[19] His Brazilian teammate Clodoaldo commented on the adulation he witnessed; "In some countries they wanted to touch him, in some they wanted to kiss him. In others they even kissed the ground he walked on. I thought it was beautiful, just beautiful."[19] Former Real Madrid and Hungary star Ferenc Puskás stated; "The greatest player in history was Di Stefano. I refuse to classify Pelé as a player. He was above that."[19] Just Fontaine, French striker and leading scorer at the 1958 World Cup; "When I saw Pelé play, it made me feel I should hang up my boots."[19] England's 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore commented: "Pelé was the most complete player I've ever seen, he had everything. Two good feet. Magic in the air. Quick. Powerful. Could beat people with skill. Could outrun people. Only five feet and eight inches tall, yet he seemed a giant of an athlete on the pitch. Perfect balance and impossible vision. He was the greatest because he could do anything and everything on a football pitch. I remember Saldhana the coach being asked by a Brazilian journalist who was the best goalkeeper in his squad. He said Pelé. The man could play in any position".[73] Former Manchester United striker and member of England's 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning team Sir Bobby Charlton stated; "I sometimes feel as though football was invented for this magical player."[19] During the 1970 World Cup, a British television commentator asked; "How do you spell Pelé?", with the response; "Easy: G-O-D."[19] Accolades
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 2:56 PM
 
Clearly MST, you need to watch some recordings of Best. He had more ability when drunk than Pele. Pele ( great player that he was ) was fortunate to play with great players internationally & win world cups. Pele said Best was the greatest footballer he'd ever seen. It is also arguable whether the detestable Maradona was better than Pele. Best also played for Fulham, no contest.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 3:06 PM
 
Obviously none of you lot ever saw Frank Large or Brian Dear
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 21st January 2018, 3:48 PM
 
Suggest disbelievers get on youtube and watch the best team in history,brazil 1970, including not only the best player in history, but a true gentleman and exemplary sportsman, pele. Not the spoilt brats like ronaldo, messi or neymar. And by the way, in 1970 you will get 2 for the price of one , englands best ever team.Pele was also known to tecognise johnny haynes as the greatest ball passer and i was one of many watch him score a spectacular penalty with santos at the cottage. No disrespect to gorgie best.A wondrful player snd athlete ,but Pele was many things in one.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 3:51 PM
 
Oliver I don’t need to watch recordings I am old enough and lucky enough to have seen Best (and Pele) at their height and although I agree that Best was special, he had nothing, nothing on Pele. Nor did Maradona and neither do Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar. Nobody had done something we all take for granted today until Pele played a ball on the inside of a defender into space for a team mate to run on to. Nobody will ever convince me that there has ever and maybe will never be a player as good as Pele.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 3:59 PM
 
‘Twas I who mentioned Pelé in relation to Sessingnon, I must confess a little tongue in cheek and with some slight irony. The point that I was trying to make was that I have never, to my recall seen a 17 year old with the calmness and poise that he possesses, except maybe Pelé in the 70 World Cup. There was the irony. Best was a wonderful player but nothing to compare with Pelé. As others who saw him, who are far better judges of a footballer than me, have said he had everything, the complete footballer. No weaknesses, afraid George had those, on and off the pitch, which obviously detracted from the claim that he was the best of the best. I think Sessingnon, with the proper development will go on to be a great player. He will ultimately play for England and I think be a great success at all levels, but not yet, far too early to consider that. He seems a very well adjusted young man with a close knit and supportive family and I’m sure we all wish him well. Hopefully FFC will have a season or two benefiting from his growth.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:04 PM
 
I meant to say, as I did in my original post, the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, he was 16 years of age and played like a veteran.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:16 PM
 
Saw all of them and best was the best in my opinion. But it is just that opinions and many will have their own choice. Thought Moore was amongst the best ever but again just what I believed.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:18 PM
 
Keetch you really are a smart ass aren't you !!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Don (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:22 PM
 
Aw shucks.......
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:26 PM
 
I know the oldies here will throw stones at me for saying this. PELE + BEST = MESSI!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:31 PM
 
John, I really enjoy reading your posts which, are usuall well informed and well written but this one, I’m afraid, is not ;-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:40 PM
 
Just to remind everyone that Pelé played for Santos against FFC at the. Cottage
posted by Richard Head (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 5:15 PM
 
I think peles career stats even include the overhead kick in escape to victory, great player don’t get me wrong but Ronaldo and Messi though doing it the best leagues not Mickey Mouse Brazilian football. P.S. why is everyone so down on young Sessegnon, the most gifted 17 year old and the player who will sustain our clubs future, why do we not rate him, nobody is saying he is the next Pelé, he is himself and the best thing to happen to our club in years, enjoy him and leave him be...,
posted by Adam (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 5:18 PM
 
Saw a lot more of best than Pelé for obvious reasons we knew what best had to put up with week in week out don’t know but have heard the quality of opposition not to a higher standard also we only. Saw Pelé in truly great sides !!! Goergevfor me was a great footballer playing in an age of brutal football yet he handled himself well I can stil see in my mind some of his football skills when he played for us he was a very good player in his prime for United he was truly the best !!!!!,
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:28 PM
 
Bit harsh about young sess not easily impressed with today’s footballers or the current prem when our big boys progress to the knockout stages of Europe that’s what will happen they will,go out sess has this knack of being in the right place at the right time does not score spectacular goals but he knows where the net is can take a man on got very good ball skills we’ve had a few good young players recently but he’s head and shoulders above the rest we must not give him away someone will have to pay big for him he got years in front of him think he been involved in most of our games one way or another plus international games don’t seem to taken to much out of him
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:43 PM
 
I highly recommend a film called Pele; Birth of legend. I think it’s on Sky movies now If you search for it. Those who have not seen Pele or don’t know his life story should give it a watch. From memory Pele might even be init at some point. Give it a watch....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:53 PM
 
Seems it's down to two Best & Pele. All about opinions after that. I'm agreeing with Pele, George best was the greatest player i've ever seen too!
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 7:25 PM
 
 
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What a weird day!!!
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Put it down to climate change.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 12:27 PM
 
I seem to remember they did something similar (although not quite as loud) when we put six past Norwich a few years ago.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 1:13 PM
 
Last of the "old type" supporters. Not the happy clappers.
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You know something weird's happening when Fulham win 6-0 against a team beginning with B and England win a cricket series in Australia. I blame climate change..
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B is for Buttler.....as in Joss Buttler. Brilliant knock of 100. At least the Aussies put out a decent XI yesterday and were strong opposition. More than can be said of the team that allowed us to fill our boots with goals yesterday.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 12:26 PM
 
Well done Bacchus why praise our boys when you can slag off the opposition instead. Is it really that difficult to give our lads a bit of credit when it's due. We are very quick to slag them off when things go wrong
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 1:13 PM
 
Eddie, this site would be a bit dull if everyone complied with some kind of group-think in which we all obediently agree that everything is brilliant because we tonked the bottom of the table team. I'm thrilled that we've taken sixteen points from the last eighteen, things seem to be falling into place again this season. And I enjoyed watching six goals go in as much as anyone yesterday - but I didn't delude myself that we were watching really poor opposition. Just saying....
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:31 PM
 
As the saying goes “you can only beat what’s in front of you” and you are right Bacchus, Burton have been poor all season however, no other team has managed to put six past them. If we’d been lauding the team for winning two or three nil then I’d be with you all the way but we systematically took them apart and eight or nine goals would not have flattered us yesterday.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:46 PM
 
Probably the best they could muster ffc had to much skill and class you can only play what’s in front of you. There manager was pleased they did not totaly collapse and to be fair they stuck to there task !!!!think we only had four shots on target first half not sure how many off
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 6:49 PM
 
 
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Perhaps this was what the lad needed to get going. SJ was clear to say he's been training hard. Long may it continue.
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Hope he is coming good , he does work hard and I've give him a bit of stick on here, but I loved to see him get his reward yesterday. I remember giving Ream stick on here and now o think he's excellent. Hope Rui follows suit.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 11:44 AM
 
Agree DG I can’t think of another player in Recent history who has improved as much as Ream. A season and a half ago he was a liability and would not have got in a Leyton Orient first 11 but he has to be one of the best central defenders in the division now.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:49 PM
 
Incase you haven't noticed - Ream plays better when Betts in goal! Don't know what it is - maybe he's more confident that he won't get a hospital pass to him! Similar the pairing of Fonte and Piazon. He knows he will get some through balls and NOT diagonal or square ones! Johansson also needs Cairney to excel - probably takes the pressure on him to be the creative! we have some wonderful pairings in the team!
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Fulham play Barnsley away next week, and i won't class that game as a maybe win or a test in particular. If we have any aspirations and any ambitions to break into that top 6, we surly will win at Barnsley next week. The Forest game in my opinion will be the start of the acid test if you like, because forest have found Karranga, and they like to play attacking football anyway. We beat them earlier on at their ground ad it was a high scoring game. I would say we were slightly fortunate that we scored 2 more than they did. Believe me, i think they are a decent attacking side, and they will test us for sure. Villa want to get back to the prem on the first time of asking, and they know our weaknesses. We must not play young ryan sess, in defence again. I hope Slavisa will run the video and see the disaster from that Villa game that produced John Terry's first goal back in the championship. Bristol City we know about and again, they are a decent side. If we come through this lot unscathed and pick up more wins and the odd draw, Fulham will have come a long way in a short time. Forest beat Wolves 2.0 the same day we put 6 past Burton. That 2.0 is better than 6.0, against an opponent such as the calibre of Wolves.. Football is all about momentum and confidence, so a 6.0 against anyone in this league goes a long way in instilling self-belief and confidence. Slavisa and coach will be tested on their rotation and tactics in the next 5 games. If Fulham win the next 5 games leading up to Wolves, we will beat Wolves and dismantle the myth, and they will surely crumble and fall away. I might be wrong and talk a load of tosh, and i probably might be a tad over the top about Fulham being that good? But just in case i am on to something big? Set up your video camcorders and enjoy the ride. We might finally have something on record for the grandkids one day. Legends start like this and we could well be seeing the start of something special!!!!!! COME ON FULHAM!!!!!
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Owen, we have 18 games left. And we're reaching the business end of the season where we have to hold our own against teams who are in similar shape to us. Firstly we have to play our way into the top six, and not to lose ground on the others in that group, and on those teams who are just behind us. It is imperative we beat mid-table and below teams whenever we play them, and at least draw with our immediate challengers. That is a big ask, and it is inevitable we'll drop points along the way - as will the others. I think we're capable of booking a top six spot and staying there - and that's as far as I hope for right now. After the Wolves game in a few weeks time, we'll see where we stand, and maybe we'll be in a promotion race to the line - or maybe not. Who can tell - it's a very competitive league this season?
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:07 AM
 
Villa were in the Championship last season ;-))
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We ought not to get too carried away. The ongoing saga of will he or wont he ought to be settled because Mr Seesgon if he's got his head screwed on ought to know that the Cottage is the best place for him to develop even next season. We ought not to sell to another London side and if he's going it ought not to be for a mere £25 mill. Are you lot joking. Manchester City or United can afford more than £85 million because that is what he will be worth after another season. We have to just get in some better players with whom he can play and Fulham can get back to where we belong. In the Prem!
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Tap ins. He is great but come on - tap ins
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:11 PM
 
And yes it was Burton but not just a win a bloomin’ rout and their worst defeat of the season. None of the top six have put six past them so lighten up and enjoy it.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:30 PM
 
Lay off ROC you lot - just listen for God’s sake
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:53 PM
 
Yep it was only against a Burton who have won their last three away matches and beat us earlier in the season.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:03 PM
 
I agree Rich, you kind of feel that Sessingnon will be best served by staying at Fulham for a few seasons to develop his game and gain that bit more maturity, as if he has got enough already. Unfortunately we won’t hold onto him forever, what professional doesn’t want to play with the very best? But as you say the longer he stays the more the club will benefit financially. Good for everyone I’d say. Just hope the manager finally stops playing him at left back.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:29 AM
 
ROC , no team BELONGS in the prem , you have to earn it .
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There is a good debate going on around my place about Batshuayi's worth, and i always say that when the big clubs like Chelsea put in a bid for these players, the sellers put 000's on what they are actually worth. I really think that AK Kamara is better than Batshuyai, and maybe not the full article yet, but he will prove to be. That chip over Burton's goalie was sublime, and if Rooney had done that, match of the day would be showing it forever. We all thought that Kamara couldn't hit a cows backside at pace, but it is evident that he needed a little more time to settle down. I feel so fortunate that we didn't have time to let him and Fonte go because it well could have backfired on Fulham. We were embarrassed on how the Dembele saga panned out, and Fulham really didn't deserve any more bad luck like that. Even if Chairman khan puts a stop on any transfers coming in this jan, i am well happy with our present squad of players. Khan might be a better businessman than we think, and he might know that if we make prem football, he will need to spend big again. For now, Fulham look a side playing sublime football, and we will get better and better. Happy Birthday to Piazon and Fonte, and long may that combination partnership continue. We are truly blessed with the likes of Tom Cairney to come back in fully. I really think Slavisa will thank the lord that he didn't just walk out after that spat. Well done Slavisa, and coaching staff,you have a well talented squad! Sit back and enjoy it folks,we are on a crest of a wave. FULHAM FANS ENJOY IT, YOU HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH!!!!!
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A player is only worth what someone is willing to pay for them.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:59 PM
 
Owen, being an enthusiastic life long Chelski watcher, after FFC of course, I’ve been studying Batshuyayi in recent matches and I have to say, that other than a few moments he has been playing absolute rubbish. But like Kamara and Fonte he keeps trying, albeit his touch and timing are completely off. That said you can see he does have the skills and he will, with a little patience come to be a big contributor to his team, As will Kamara and Fonte. Trouble is we all want instant results and it doesn’t always work like that, as I’ve said before patience is the thing, particularly in the case of Kamara who is young and very much a work in progress. He has speed, strength, work ethic and now skill, he will be a Fulham favourite for many years, I am sure, just needs a bit of time.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:07 AM
 
Owen it wasn’t long ago, in fact 3 weeks ago to be precise, many of us and probably include you thought Kamara would be too over priced even for Poundland. I am excited about him and I think he could become a great fulham player, especially by his commitment and work ethics, but not let’s get too excited over one sublime goal. Its easy for any professional footballers to score training goals when you are 5-0 up! So calm down.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 11:50 AM
 
Agree with both Mortlake and John, i need to calm down a bit. I will say though that i think Kamara is probably better off being with Fulham. Batshui is swimming in a bigger lake, and maybe personal training is limited? Because they have a vast amount of players to work with. I just think that, at the level, Chelsea aspire too, players like Batshui should be at a higher level if that makes sense. Anyway, i am pleased that Slavisa saw past his little spat with the board, and his team obviously worked hard with the likes of Fonte and Kamara. Young Sess is in good hands down here also, and he should stay a while longer. Just reading about Jack Rodwell, and it worked out that his move to Man City a few years ago, has backfired bigtime. Young Ryan Sess needs to stay at Fulham until he is certain that a move to a bigger club will benefit him. Sitting on a bench at Spurs will ruin him for sure, just like Rodwells career.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 12:49 PM
 
Kamara might be something in 1-2 years which is a big improvement from the joke player I saw for half the season. We still need 2 good strikers.
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Should he be going to the World Cup? Left back/ Wing back, left wing, fearless, no previous tournament baggage, we will probably take Ashley Young instead but I think the kids ready?
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Hmmm don’t get carried away. Both goals were tap ins inside the six yard box after failed attempts. The rest of his game was not that good to be honest. Piazon man of the match for me and it was good to hear the crowd sing Rui Rui.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:32 PM
 
Personally thought Ream was awesome
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:56 PM
 
Jimmy Greaves did a power of good for the clubs he played for with tap ins, he new where to be to do so. We all know the man of wisdom does not rate Sess but time will tell. Can he possibly be mistaken?
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:07 PM
 
A tap-in counts as a goal. Scoring it is also a result of calm footballing prowess.
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:12 AM
 
Keetch, I wasn’t there but it sounded from the commentary that Ream had another blinder. I have to admit to being very critical of him in his early days but he has steadily improved to the point where he is more important to us than Kalas, never thought I would say that. I think Ream’s performances improved beyond measure with the introduction of Bettinelli to the starting line up. Just proves how we have to be patient with new players coming into the team, confidence is an important factor. Think you are both right ( nosferatu & Gayle) I for one have never seen a 17 year old with the maturity and calmness that Sessingnon shows. Maybe Pele at the 58 World Cup:)) I really do think we have a true star of the future on our hands....17years Old !!, hope we can hang on to him for a few seasons.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:20 AM
 
Nosferatu, it’s not that I don’t rate Sess, I just don’t think he is some kind of wonder kid and to make comments like take him in the senior England squad for the World Cup are beyond the pale for me. Most of us could have scored the goals Sess scored today so I see no reason to start raving about him again. More important was the partnership and understanding that Fonte and Piazon seemed to have forged after very little time playing together - I thought they were awesome today.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:58 AM
 
MST - agree about Fonte and Piazon. A new dimension in our team we didn’t think we had! But let like Sess let’s not get carried away - getting behind the lines of Nurton is probably quite different to say Villa or even our opponent forest! Let’s see. Regarding Sess I disagree. Firstly I think you find 50% of shearers goals are tap-ins. Shearer’s talent is being at the right place at the right time. Sess is consistently showing he’s got that smell for goals. Additionally, do you not agree Sess has a bit of class every time he touches the ball. I don’t remember him losing the ball more than maybe once or twice but I remember him turning Burton players many times and able to get the ball into the box. For someone who won’t be 18 until May I think it’s pretty amazing!! He’s not the Rooney or Owen level of talent but I do believe we are witnessing something pretty amazing and will be a long long time before we see another player with 80 competitive games and 20plus goals by the time he is 18! Remember - PSG paying £120m got Mbappe.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 12:02 PM
 
Agree John, about Sess. Don't forget this kid started out as a left back, and i think most still see him as a left back outside of Fulham. MST, he might not be all that special in your eyes, but you got to agree that Sess has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, and that is pretty special. Anyone can score a tap in technically. but to be in the right place at the right time is very extraordinary. That is what makes him stand out from the rest. There probably are a dozen strikers right now between the prem and the championship that would buy a goal because they can't score one. Look at his movement off the ball? Sess doesn't stand still for long, and immediately when he receives the ball, he knows instinctively where and how and why he is turning to either lay it off, or carry it forward, That is extra special for a kid who is a left back, and is drafted on the front line to lead it! Look at that big guy Lukaku for UTD? Lukaku cost millions, but he fails to impress when playing in big games. Why? Because he doesn't possess that extra psychi with the ball. Lukaku will more than certain to blast the ball at the goalkeeper as hard as he can, or blase it over the bar. That's the difference in being extra special. The 22 year old Kamara chipped that goal with quality and immediately ran in the direction of the dugout. No doubt Kamara was thanking his coach for some advice. This is the advantage players get for being at a small family club like Fulham. I am really proud to see good development like Sess and Kamara coming on. I hope these guy's stay and listen on board at Fulham, because good coaching and advice is priceless. Macormack, Chris Martin,etc didn't listen, and look where they ended up. Dembele thinks he knows it all, and Celtic might or might not flog him to Brighton, who with Huddersfield will pimp their way to stay in the prem. What's Dembele's price now? 20 million? What happened to the 40 million he was supposedly worth? That kid Ryan Sess, he is polite, respectful, and talented. That makes him Special!!!!
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What a game, football at its most sublime. We were fantastic, there are no other words to describe our performance today. I thought it couldn't get much better than 4 goals in 7mins against Ipswich but this was better. Have to say burton were poor and I can see why they're bottom. For me man of the match goes to Fonte an under appreciated and understated influence on the game. Congratulations Fulham you deserve all the plaudits coming your way.
 
 
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I think we have found the key to Fonte, and now we know that he needed somebody like piazon to really get him going. We should be excited about our squad now, and there is still a lot of finding out to see within this Fulham squad. AK47 looks like he could well be find of the season! Did anyone see that deft chip coming??? That was sublime! If the likes of George Best had done that, we would have been rocking! Fulham folks, i will say that Kline, like him or loathe him,he might have known something that we didn't. The likes of Kamara can't speak a word of English, and Fonte obviously needs a sympathetic shoulder and the right combination to click with. Unfortunately, in this day and age, people are impatient and we all want instant results. Well guess what? Footballers coming from other countries need time to settle in too. They are only human after all. I always suspected and had a feeling that we have more talent than we think down here at SW6. Do Fulham need another striker now? The frightening thing is, we have Aite and Kabano on the bench and others, and i am excited! We took our time for various reasons, and now it seems that the pieces in the jigsaw are coming together. I even doubt that the likes of Tom Cairney and Sess, will be wanting to leave right now. Fulham could well be on a crest of a wave, and it would be so ironic if we storm this division now! By the way folk's, Forrest beat Wolves 2.0,and that should give us more encouragement to push on up the table. Pick them off 1 by 1, and see where we go. Slavisa can rotate our talented squad at will, and every Fulham player will want to put in a performance now. Enjoy the Fulham roadshow folks,we have waited this long, and now it is our time!!!!!!
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Good post Owen. All Fonte and Kamara were lacking was service, which has just not been there. Piazon is a serious class act, changes the whole dynamics of the team. He just creates the conditions, with his football intelligence, for others to operate in. We were successful last year when he started games on a regular basis. If there’s one signing we must make in the summer, it’s him. At whatever cost.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:49 PM
 
JOHANSSON is beginning to look like the player we saw last year. REAM is the player of the season for me so far - he reads the game so well. SESSENGNON is playing like he did against Newcastle last season every game now. He's a class player and his confidence and calmness is unbelievable for someone only 17 years old. if KAMARA and FONTE can keep their confidence high, they are a step up on Ayite and Kabano. I know its only one game you can see PIAZON's end product has improved from last season. While OJO doesn't have the trickery of Aluko, he's end product is miles better.

SO Apart from left back and maybe Kalas' inconsistency, our squad is definitely Stronger than last season. This is evident from the last 3 games - even last season, we never scored 6 goals, 4 goals in 7 mins and steal a win and kept a clean sheet when we didn't perform.

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT GAME! COYW
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:10 PM
 
Funny how after a good win everyone gets carried away.You can only beat whats in front of you but Burton were poor on the day. There will be more ups and down along the way. Fulham still need two or three chances to bury one. Still need a box player still need a commanding centre half.Yesterday at 2-0 one straight ball down the middle nearly resulted in a goal.Players like Sess come along one in a lifetime enjoy while we can. We still lack concentration at set plays ad still ball watch at certain times. Love the way we still try and play. Will that be enough?
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Few red faces about tonight.
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Well Owen shoud be embarrassed for sure. He said we'd score seven and we only got six.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:08 PM
 
Arizonian' i am embarrassed that Kamara didn't get his hat-trick. Dodgy tactics by Slavisa on that one!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:25 PM
 
100% to Owen. He’s one who keeps the faith. Bet all the Kamara/ Fonte bashers will be thin on the ground for a while, haha. Their assessment of the average player puts Kline’s statistics on Oracle/God like levels. Best leave it to the professionals lads:) By the way MST how about £5000 side bet on whether Sessingnon makes the grade, you can propose the criteria, I will have to agree of course, to the terms, but a serious proposition if we can agree terms. I am quite flexible. If £5k isn’t sufficient to interest you, name the stake that will.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:42 PM
 
Check the thread. I was 5-1. Close. Someone was 2-2
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:12 PM
 
Check the thread. I was 5-1. Close. Someone was 2-2
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:13 PM
 
I'm delighted to eat humble pie. A great result that puts our goal difference above Boro. If Sheff Utd had drawn we'd be in the top 6 today. Keep it going lads, we're there with a definite shout. The only disappointment was watching Sky Sports footie channel when both the presenters hardly mentioned FFC - they were gushing over Villa and Brentford, and that's not the only week - seems like they've got a downer on us.
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Come on Millwall & Norwich (just for today)
 
 
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Saturday 20th January 2018, 3:26 PM



 
GOAL!!! I am pleased for Fonte. Not a massive goal scorer, but a really decent squad player. Slavisa must think a lot of him for using him every week. Well done Fonte, and UP THE FULHAM!!!!
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We are the biggest underachievers ever, and deep down all Fulham faithfuls know it! Be warned though guys, we are 3.0 up and Fonty is on a hatrick. So what do you think our board and chairman khan think? They will say they are right, and we don't need additions. That is the way the cookie crumbles. The save money mode is out again, and we will need to accept that! Anyway up comes 2nd half, COME ON FULHAM!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 4:04 PM
 
Maybe we don’t need a new striker? Would you swap Kamara for anyone else at the moment?? Fonte looks like picking up form and has got two goals today - would you swap him for another striker right now with 18games to go?? Tough one. Get a couple of defenders instead. Not sure about Odoi on the left and Kalas is a bit slow.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 6:13 PM
 
John' i am thinking the same as you. There is a lost and lonely soul out there right now, who is well peeved off, and that might be Kline. Maybe for different reasons or another, our last years recruits could well have more talent than we thought. The return of Piazon is meat and drink to Fonte. I like the combination with those two a lot. Fonte needed somebody like piazon to link up like that.
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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?
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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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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
 
Just joshing Owen. Love your optimism and you are absolutely right about AK.
posted by Spellchecker (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 5:14 PM
 
Spellchecker' it is a fantastic win for us. How good are Fulham without additions? Wolve's lost by the way. Could we catch em????
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 5:20 PM
 
In our world everything is possible, onwards and upwards.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 10:33 AM
 
Of course we can Owen. I’m beginning to think automatic promo, why bother with the playoffs? Keep up the positivity.
posted by Spellchecker (Guest) - Sunday 21st January 2018, 10:44 AM
 
 
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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
 
He could be our saviour.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 20th January 2018, 2:59 PM
 
Marbella you make me cross when you say that !!!,
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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
 
Never taking tips from that PG bloke again. Pah..
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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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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
 
marv, I have never used foul and obusive language on this nor any other site! erhaps you confuse with another with the tag doom and gloom. 1
posted by doom.. (Guest) - Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:37 PM
 
Bullocks
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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
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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
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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
 
Written especially for FFC by Xhibit( can’t guarantee the spelling) local Fulham fan and popular music artiste.
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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
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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.
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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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
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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!!!!!!
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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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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!
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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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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.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 10:02 PM
 
grate punchuaytion and speling always make god reeding guys
posted by topcat (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:13 AM
 
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!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:21 PM
 
 
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Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:10 PM



 
So what do you think about what Darren ferguson said.
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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
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:25 PM
 

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