Walking back on Saturday with 3 Fulham fans and the general sense of a opinion is we are not ready to go up, need another year and very much work in progress. My view is while there maybe some truth in this I would still like to make the playoffs and give it ago. Like they say in Independence Day' I'm obsess with the the' fat lady and until she starts singing I want to go for the playoffs and promotion, and Wembley. (Yes Geezer I know it's £8 per pint but we only get to Wembley every 40 years (if that). Are Huddersfield fans saying because they got stuffed at Bristol it's all over. Yes there is a point of going up only to come straight back down I know, but my question was would we keep the likes of Cairney, Ryan Sess, and would we get the investment we need if we DONT go up. Is my heart ruling my head?
Fred , Huddersfield have a lot more points than us so can afford to be a bit laid back and not look to worried. As for the team staying,i don't think many of this squad will look to go any were, only Cairney and sess can see greener grass, allow for loans returning and we are quite thread bare.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 1:32 PM
BLOODY HELL.how come Cairney is not in best team in championship but Malone is? who on earth picked it the sun news paper?.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 1:48 PM
You make a good point Freddie. We are too inconsistent to win anything this year and if you look at the squad, no amount of training is going to change that. Too many of our players are not up to it. But I don't blame them. I reckon SJ is getting the best out of them and has earned the right to nominate his own new players for next season. Meantime, the experience of playing in the play-offs (Wembley more so) would be invaluable.
Finally, why should Cairney leave? We managed to keep Haynes and Cohen. Surely that wasn't only about money?
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 2:33 PM
Often wondered why they stayed neither ended up rich.Can only assume someone made them reasonably well paid at the time..
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 2:46 PM
Wasn't Haynes the first £100 per week player? If so you would assume that was as a result of a negotiation that kept him at the club. Maybe someone knows more?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th March 2017, 2:54 PM
Tommy trinder said he would make john the first £100.00 per week footballer if the maximum wage was abolished. When jimmy hill,the chairman of the pfa achieved this as a result of his negotiations he had to honour his promise
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 3:56 PM
£8 a pint!!!!!!! people must be bloody mad,take a half bottle of vodka with you and scoff it in the bog. I
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 7:29 PM
I think you will find it was 100 a week from Fulham, and a good few quid on top from Tommy Trinder and the rest of the board otherwise he would have been off to pastures new such as Spurs
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 20th March 2017, 7:53 PM
Thanks lads for your thoughts, has far as comparing Cairney with Haynes apart from them both wearing the No.10 shirt, the massive sum of £60,000 (maybe the equivalent of £80m today) was offered from Newcastle for Haynes, Robson, and Jezzard but all stayed at the Cottage. It seems that player's heads are more easily turned these days. But you wouldn't turn down a trip to Wembley though ?
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 8:22 PM
Money was mot the priority for john or he could have left fulham on a number of occasions. The fact is he enjoyed playing for the club and with people he looked on as friends as well as team mates. It was a different world then. Interestingly the only photo he had of his playing days in hisvflat in edinburgh was a head and shoukders one of bobby keetch!
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Monday 20th March 2017, 8:59 PM
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7:21 AM
I remember Johnny Haynes kicking off a friendly match hearts v fulham weds 21st july 1999 , the following saturday i went up to Perth to see us play St Johnstone . Anybody else on here go to these games ?
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Tuesday 21st March 2017, 10:51 AM
What we don't know is after Haynes got his £100 a week,what happened to other top stars of the day , how much were they then offered.The bubble had bursted so Haynes and cohen must have been paid by someone with big pockets.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Thursday 23rd March 2017, 1:59 PM