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Friday 14th December 2018, 10:22 AM



 
Hi guys, I've been studying in London for three weeks (I am living here for another three weeks then I go back to Rochester, NY) and NEED to get a game. I was looking to go to either Chelsea, Arsenal, or Fulham, and it seems Fulham has tickets easiest to get, so I picked up some for the West Ham game. I know some Bubble Blowers back in Seattle and although only one of them has actually gone to see West Ham play they say the fans are quality and can be pretty mental. I'm excited and not that I want to see violence or anything it would be pretty cool if the GSE fans are loud, but of course, being a Fulham fan for the day, I would want to be with Fulham's supporter group. My ticket is in the Riverside stand but I understand the supporters section is in the Hammersmith Stand and I'm wondering if I can just go there instead, or do they check tickets. Thanks
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Welcome Detroit, the riverside is Fulham so you are in the right place. Enjoy the Fulham 2-0 West Ham win
posted by Paulo (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 10:26 AM
 
The Riverside stand is where old Fulham fans go to die. That's why they are demolishing it next summer. Don't know where they are gonna relocate all the bodies. They'll probably have to haunt the Putney end. Still you will be sitting in a bit of history , and that's a good thing. But stick to the road lads and beware the moon.
posted by Dan Gleebals. (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:18 AM
 
Bit harsh DG, I am in my early 50's, sit in the RS and not quite ready for the slaughter house yet!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:33 AM
 
It's a slippery slope CoJ ;0)).

You have to remember that they have a 90 minute silence in the Riverside each game as well LOL ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:35 AM
 
What was that film Chris, the one where Bruce Willis didn't realise until the end that he was dead.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:52 AM
 
Sixth sense
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:56 AM
 
"I see dead people " you can see Bruce thinking, you must be in the Riverside stand
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 12:15 PM
 
I reckon the ghost of Eric Miller still stalks the Riverside casting a deathly melancholy on all who sit there.
posted by Ghost Buster (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 1:17 PM
 
Last game against Leicester, a guy a few rows away from me brought his good lady along - and she spent the whole game reading The Guardian. Only in the Riverside. Detroit, the way it works is this. The Johny Haynes stand is where the moaners and groaners sit. The Riverside is for the old stiffs like me, but who generally retain an upbeat view of the rubbish they're seeing on the pitch. Folks at the Hammy End think they're the 'real supporters' and look down on anyone paying for the more expensive seats in the Riverside and JH. Oh, Putney End, that's for away supporters and a neutral section, which is often full of Norwegian kids....who the commercial dept love because they spend huge amounts in the club shop on Stefan Johansen replica shirts.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 1:21 PM
 
I used to live above a slaughter house, the flat was great but the view was offal
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 1:22 PM
 
 
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Just spent an hour catching up with recent posts and have to say that it's been an interesting read. Interesting too, that folk can get to know their fellow supporters and there aren't many I would not have a beer with. Geezer I often agree with and Arizonian has posted good comments but I reckon these 2 guys are as different as chalk and cheese. Thus I'm happy to see most subjects on here (and having posted my opinion of our politicians) but I don't think its' right to keep banging on about it. Opinion Yes, recruiting No. Now COYW.
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Well said Willie.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 9:22 AM
 
 
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Thursday 13th December 2018, 6:53 PM



 
The Football Association last Friday launched an independent inquiry into allegations made against Chief Executive Martin Glenn by our own much-unloved stats man .Craig Kline. Today, Glenn resigned, effective at the end of the current season, ostensibly because of the Wembley sale fiasco. Although Fulham figure prominently in both the FA say the two events are not connected. To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, "well they would say that wouldn't they".
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Hard to believe anything one reads or hears these days. Example, The F.A., A.Mac at FFC, most transfer gossip, AND Mrs May. I feel that the public in the U.K. watch from the side lines as the wealthy wriggle and turn to get what they want. Even if guilty of chicanery, it will be hard to shift the Khans (hopefully they are innocent). We are used and abused but mostly by the political class which will say and do anything to retain power. Example, Mrs May lost her majority at the last election and bought the D.U.P. to support her - with £1.5 billion of taxpayers' money ( couple of new hospitals perhaps or 10000 policemen). Brexiteers won the referendum, the Remainer MPs have never accepted that result and have failed, in fact undermined, to support the govt in negotiations with the EU. More of the same at the last election where I thought the Tory Manifesto stated that the govt would pursue Brexit. Why then do those Remainer MPs still not support the govt? Current proposal could tie us to the EU indefinitely, an ideal solution for the Remainers who clearly include Mrs May and Hammond. Their leadership and failure to be honest will end with a Corbyn led govt. Some say heaven forbid but could it be any worse than the 2 years of 'cat and mouse' from Mrs May? SORRY TO GO ON BUT TOTALLY FRUSTRATED AND CAN SUPPORT TORY NO LONGER. In need of relief so COME ON YOU WHITES.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 5:20 AM
 
 
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Thursday 13th December 2018, 5:25 PM



 
If u want to remember good times. Watch this flashback https://youtu.be/8yaqH4MLT80 On a side note if we get a few points from our next 3 games I'm hopeful. We're not too far off getting off the bottom. COYWs
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Can’t watch it, as it makes me want to cry
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 5:55 PM
 
You a juve fan? Why cry. It was a great night. So was promotion. Kick out the doom and gloom. We will be fine.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:24 PM
 
It was one of the best nights of my life....I just wonder if it can ever be repeated?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 5:23 AM
 
Also- I remember it was the subject of one of the greatest posts ever on any message board. Someone posted a parody of London Calling. Wish I still had it - it was brilliant!
posted by Nosferatu (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 10:49 AM
 
London calling to the faraway towns
All over Europe, the challenge is down
London Calling there’s nowhere to hide
The white tide is coming, the world’s greatest side
London calling to the Banks of the Nile
The Son of the Pharaohs, has made London smile
London calling, you’d better believe
Fulham will win the Europa League


CHORUS
We’ve been to the Baltic, we’ve conquered the Steppes
The Romans have fallen we’ve won in Donetsk
The white wave is rolling, the tide’s on the rise
The waters will lift us ‘cause we, Live by the river.


London Calling to the crowds of Turin
The Old Lady’s had it, she’s been done in
Were you there, at the Hammersmith End?
On the 18th of March Two Thousand and Ten
London calling generations to come
Fulham have beaten Juventus 4 – 1
London calling abroad and beyond
The Blues have been banished, the Whites carry on


CHORUS
Wolfsburg is waiting, then Hamburg is next
The Germans will crumble in SW6
The white wave is rolling, the tide’s on the rise
The waters will lift us ‘cause we, Live by the river.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:31 AM
 
That's the one - even better than I remember it, Brilliant! Where did you find it?
posted by Nosferatu (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:53 AM
 
Like you; I thought it was brilliant so I copied it and save it to the notes on my phone. Every time I've changed phone since then it has come across when I synchronise.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:55 AM
 
Wow! That's awesome. Wonder if we could get the club to play that version when the teams come out for the second half?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 12:04 PM
 
 
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Thursday 13th December 2018, 1:28 PM



 
..after our Burnley game that now our most important player is Chambers and least important is probably Seri?! With Chambers back hopefully the Man U match last week was only a blip! COYW.
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Come on folks let's have some cheery forecasts for our game with W Ham
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 2:14 PM
 
3-1 fulham. Chambers volley. Seri screamer and mitrovic tap in back post set up by sessegnon. Don't wake me up
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:02 PM
 
Sleep well my friend
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 10:29 PM
 
Chamber plays midfield, if he can find where that is. Serri is suing FFC around fixing the transfer fee so he didn’t get a cut. Explains his change in form. Prediction ....we won’t cope with their attack. Wish I was wrong but we don’t have anyone standing up and organising our defence. 3-3
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:27 PM
 
Is Seri really suing FFC? If so he should be rested, his form is definitely not up to it. Hope Ranieri is looking to bring in Cahill, Phil Jones, Drinkwater - we could use all three! What is problem with bringing in O'Reilly or another 18 year old? Other clubs do, Sess hasn't let us down.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 5:28 AM
 
No Seri isn't suing Fulham he is suing Nice for not paying bonuses and add ons from his previous clubs due to his transfer fee being devalued from €40m to €12.8.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 5:49 AM
 
It’s pretty clear Seri is bitter hence he’s form and effort! What’s very odd is if seri had a bonus clause tied to his transfer fee - wouldn’t this be discussed and agreed upfront by his agent before he signed on the dotted line with Fulham?? He should be suing his legal team not Nice or Fulham!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 7:44 AM
 
 
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Does anyone have the number to the club shop - Unable to get thru on - 0203-871-0815- which I found on the internet - thanks
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I waited on hold for 12 minutes yesterday and was then transfrred to voice mail - not impressed!
posted by The Patience of Job (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 10:44 AM
 
020 3871 0810
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 12:19 PM
 
Thanks MST - will give it a go !1
posted by AH (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 1:31 PM
 
What you buying? I guess shirts with some players names are being given away
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:29 PM
 
 
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Thursday 13th December 2018, 6:47 AM



 
I saw this match report and thought I would write the last bit on here for you all to see. "The thrilling clash ended 3-3 with Tagliafico bagging the winner".
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I don't know about thrilling. But it looks all white to me.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 1:13 PM
 
 
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Signing this second rate player will confirm Ranieri is using FFC to top up his pension!
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and what will you be doing for yours ?
posted by Charlie Croker (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 12:07 PM
 
Why talk about so called signings that haven't happened. If he is as bad as people say, the club won't agree to sign him. Wait until signings happen, then moan if you want to. Posting on here is not gong to change anything regarding signings.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 12:12 PM
 
Why talk about so called signings that haven't happened. If he is as bad as people say, the club won't agree to sign him. Wait until signings happen, then moan if you want to. Posting on here is not gong to change anything regarding signings.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 12:13 PM
 
Tell me the last time we signed a player that we were linked with before the window opened?
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:54 PM
 
Quite right JHB, thanks for pulling me up. I withdraw my un called for remark on Ranieri.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 14th December 2018, 5:37 AM
 
Mitrovic ;0))))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 11:28 AM
 
 
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MST where has the bit about glorious leader heir May gone. Nobody else allowed an opinion then. Communism at its best.
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Just warming up in case Brother Corbyn moves into to No10 !
posted by Harry (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 8:23 PM
 
Should never have been on here noting to do with sport a MST of all people should know better
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9:07 PM
 
Geezer, don't know. If you wanted to comment why not do it when the post was there or is it just to pick a fight with me?

DMK where does it say that posts have to be about sport? I have seen lots or posts about politics, telling jokes, peoples lives growing up, where the live, etc. Or again, is it just to pick a fight with me.

Sigh!!

posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 12:22 PM
 
I think DMK is wrong to not about sport only about Fulham FC and a moderator should not but he’s political views on here when he can delete others
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 2:10 PM
 
Bet some of you lot pick your first fight of the day with your reflection whilst shaving. Just to warm up for the day:) Sometimes I’m reminded of:- Coronation Street, Eastenders and Emmerdale! They never have a good word for anyone, confrontation, arguement and conflict. We are supposed to be on the same side, lighten up, it is after all the Season of goodwill to your fellow man. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all:)
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 2:33 PM
 
You forgot The Archers Morty - Bovine tuberculosis, bovine spongeform encephalitis, methane emmissions, manure management, etc. The gloomy propaganda arm of Ag & Fish, or whatever they're called this week. On the other hand the Playboy channel is a much happier media experience ...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 3:12 PM
 
MST i did post
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:00 PM
 
Arizonan been a listener to the Archers for years.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:08 PM
 
If I can't put my views on here unless it is sanctioned by others then what is the point? And why is it ok for you Badger to write anything you like but not me?

For the umpteenth time, I do not delete posts because of people's views - if that was the case the board would be empty and I would delete your view of me!!

I have deleted very little on this board and what I have deleted is because it was either spam (i.e thought dem days is over and other stupid posts that brainless idiots think are funny), xenophobic in law, racist in law or just plain bullying or profane.

You forget, I have no affiliation with this board and there are administrators and other moderators who can delete anything they like. You lot just like to have a go at me because you don't like MY views.

In terms of political views, I don't see the problem if anyone wants to share their view on anything (including politics) but it seems that every time a remainer makes their view known they are bullied by the Brexiteers.

It would be interesting to see what another referendum would bring especially when you think how many young people were not old enough to vote two years ago and how many older people are not of this earth anymore. Could be as much as a 10% swing I reckon but that was my last provocative word on the subject (for a while) ;0)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:08 PM
 
MST you STILL dont have a clue why more people voted to leave. Remember where you come from. Thats the first clue.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 6:30 PM
 
If you’re scared of a second referendum, it means you’re scared of what your countrymen will do once armed with facts. It’s like instigating a bar fight, all bluster and chest-thumping, then learning you and your friends will be lining up against 20 MMA fighters. Might want a chance to rethink that, buy em a beer, and try to make nice. Either way, no “better deal” is going to be struck, no matter who’s running things. The better deal is a self-serving talking point for ambitious politicians. There is no additional leverage to strike a better deal, the EU is holding the better cards - and knows it. They’re a unified body, you have to placate Northern Ireland, Scotland, etc. That’s one American’s perspective anyway. We just had our version of a second referendum, and, even in the midst of tax cuts and a booming economy, the results speak for themselves. My guess is that, as in the U.S., women would change their votes in droves — they’re always more sensible!
posted by Drago (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 6:51 PM
 
You had your vote and it went against you. Now your acting like little spoiled brats because you lost. Grow the f;;;k up.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 7:07 PM
 
Trouble with the vast majority of Americans Drago is that they don't understand the English. That includes you. When there's a real fight to be fought the crap that's drifted to the top (the likes of Heath, Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron and May) will get flushed away and a Churchill or a Thatcher will emerge, as per Trump in the States. We don't do groveling; never have, never will.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 10:06 PM
 
Heath, Blair and Brown!! Heath got us into Europe. Blair sold our soldiers out and surrendered to the IRA, Brown was beyond pathetic - mates with Fred the Shed. Gezzer democracy is having a vote. If it’s was once only Palmaston would still be PM! Anyone with half a brain, so your excluded, can see that a rerun whatever the outcome is needed. Our politicians can’t fix this.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:34 PM
 
Hmmm. The last person to call me brainless was my ex-wife. She may have been right though. Welcome to the ex-wives club ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 14th December 2018, 1:01 AM
 
Geezer "remember where you come from"? Did you really write that xenophobic nonsense?

My mother was C of E and my father was jewish. I was brought up in comparative poverty in west London at a time when the UK was indebted to the US for multiple BILLIONS, the world was seconds form disaster with the Cuban missile crisis, we had no power after dark due to miners strikes, bread shortages, top income tax rates at 90%, water stand pipes, restricted travel in Europe, racism at an all time high, a heavy influx of foreigners (more than today) and people leaving the country in droves to look for a better life.

Yes, I remember where I come from.......
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th December 2018, 6:13 AM
 
 
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I cannot believe it but whilst I do see Ranierin as passionate and will work in future for Fulham, he won’t save us from relegation and won’t repeat reasons why. However, please do not fall into the terrible mistake of bringing former players at Leicester to this club. The player in question is the Algerian Slimani reject at £30m. Feneberche who have him on loan want to give him back to Leicester in January but they are refusing. He has only scored 3 goals in all competition and is now on the bench. He was also offloaded by Newcastle on loan and worst booked 4 times and sent off in 15 games. He is truly as bad as Mitrolou remember at Fulham? Mercy to Fulham and just go for decent recognised strikers who are also in form and outside chance being tempted to join us.
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Kevin wait till any news is put on the offical fulham site.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 4:57 PM
 
Kevin why do you believe this rubbish
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 6:20 PM
 
How as it got worst nothing as happed
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 6:21 PM
 
This is the sort of info i put up on this site from time to time. Any snippets about transfers is okay. Some people take it with a pinch of salt or whatever. I have also read the latest about Slimani. It might be useless information to some, and it might be interesting news to others. keep up the good work Kevin. (I have taught this kid all i know) Now maybe i should retire. 'HA' HA' HA'...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9:17 PM
 
Yep you should Owen, getting a tad tiresome now.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9:43 PM
 
Seems it's more likely that Simpson and Okazaki would be released in January if Ranieri can prise them away from Leicester. Now that would make sense - an established right-back and a hard running forward feeding Mitrovich.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 2:19 AM
 
We don't need another striker. We won't get anyone better than Mitro, and Kamara has shown he is a good back up player. What we need is a good right back.and someone who can get the ball to the strikers. With Brian back and hopefully Chambers, I think things will improve.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 12:08 PM
 
Bert what happens when Mitro or Kamara are injured or suspended?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:48 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 12th December 2018, 1:42 PM



 
Toure or not Toure; that is the question?

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to consider a 35 year old with experience of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in the Premier League or to take arms against the sea of troubles by appointing an under 28 year old with no premier league experience at all.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time when Fulham are relegated after one season in the top flight.

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought that next season we will be back among the lowly of the Championship.

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Sounds like an adequate postscript to your biased political rant above.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 2:44 PM
 
Wonder if Ranieri would like t have Craig Shakespeare back as his assistant?
posted by The Bard (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 2:54 PM
 
May be or not may be, that is the question ...
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 3:01 PM
 
When ever I shakes beer it make a mess too
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 3:33 PM
 
Hope MMT watches " upstart crow" Shakespere at his best
posted by Harry (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 4:04 PM
 
Or even MST !
posted by Harry (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 4:05 PM
 
@MST.... you a Dulwich Hamlet supporter in disguise?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 11:04 PM
 
Oh, feel ya MST. Took a shy look at Des the moaner and that Richard the Third, Yorick, who were accused of nicking Portias, but apparently it was much ado about nothing so all's well that ends well and we can now look forward to the twelth night of the transfer window and hope it doesn't turn into a comedy of errors, else the tempest will wash away our midsummer nights dreams in favour of a winters tale, which will not be as you like it.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 1:47 AM
 
Arizonan !!! bloody brilliant post old chap!!
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:26 AM
 
Thanks Noz.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 2:56 PM
 
Bet you serenade and quote poetry to your cows, to keep them calm. Does it have a kind of ethereal “Wagu” effect? Home, home on the range.........haha. Chuck another lump on the bbq Slim.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:23 PM
 
No cattle right now Morty. Thought we'd live here a year before deciding whether to raise beef or not. Good decision thus far as we're on supplemental feed already and realised livestock prices are accordingly low. Thinking about mini-herefords as a breeding stock given that small "exotics" are fetching good money as smallholding lawn objects.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 5:56 PM
 
So you’re just sitting around contemplating the state of the Union or riding the range playing your guitar ala Gene Autrey style. I’m jealous. Herefords are very attractive, I can see mini ones being a bit like having a St. Bernard in the house. Are these “ exotics” a natural follow on fron the ubiquitous Vietnamese Pot Bellied Poker? Sounds very trendy and potentially extremely financially rewarding. I wish you good luck.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 7:01 PM
 
Well, we already have two American Miniature horses and a couple of Nigerian dwarf goats so mini-Herefords would fit right in. Bit like the current Fulham squad really, all very pretty and cost a bit to maintain but fundamentally useless for revenue generation.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:04 PM
 
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News that our Manager is considering bringing Islam Slamami one of his sigings at Leicester City from Turkey does not thrill me. He did not set the Premership alight at Lecister and was shipped out. NOW if you can het Andy King down to the Cottage that might be another matter and bring Danny Drinkwater in on loan from Chelsea together with Andreas Christensend that might be a bit useful.
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Just paper talk be lots more before new year just like all the loans from prem clubs were gonna get only aloud two we already got them lazy journalist
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 7:54 PM
 
Islam Slamami? I would rather have 'Le Poseur' Mario Balotelli'!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 9:46 PM
 
I didn't think Musselmen ate salami ...
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I can't believe the depth of negativity on this site. Sure - we've had a disastrous start to our first season back in the top league. We've spent buckets of cash on a panic buy in the last week of the transfer window. We've bought players who look like they only met on the pitch for the first game. We've got a defence that couldn't keep out the Brunswick Boys club U11's Our recruitment policy is being run by a bunch of incompetents whose only qualification for the job is the fact that Daddy owns the club We're under investigation for suspect transfer deals. Despite all of that we are only three points off 16th place, have a new manager who's going to change things around (takes time by the way), have a transfer window coming up, have a few winnable fixtures in the next few weeks and on top of that we are not the bookie's favourites to go down or even second favourites! Think of where we were at the equivalent stage last season - let's get all the crap out of the way. Cardiff have had their little spell - won't last Huddersfield are nothing like as good as us, Palace Southampton, Newcastle all have major problems Burnley in free fall Jeez guys - lighten up for Christ's sake!
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Oh that’s all right then! You forgot to mention that Brexit negotiations are really going brilliantly and that May is only pretending to be useless
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 2:55 PM
 
Optimist I like your attitude, but I can't agree with you, that we have a few winning games coming up. Next up it's West Ham, who apart from that lapse against Man City, are in very good form, and it's not a side that we hardly ever beat, even last time that we ere in this Division, and they beat Newcastle 3-0 away in their last away fixture, and they beat Palace 3-2 last Saturday, a team we lost 0-2 at home to them. We then go to Newcastle, who have lost their last two home matches, they will certainly but up for our games, as they will not want to lose a third home game on the trot. On Boxing day, we are at home to Wolves, a team that have just beaten Chelsea and Newcastle, and they will be out to prove that they were the best team in the Championship last season, despite our boast of being the best team. Next up Huddersfield, who fought like fury against Arsenal and only lost 1-0 with a goal scored right at the end. This was against a team that we lost 1-5 at home to. Then of course we visit Arsenal. Optimistic, can really see us getting more than 1 point during these fixtures. Well I certainly can't. Roll on Oldham when we will probably keep a clean sheet ! !
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:18 PM
 
AC, you seem to have got yourself in to a negative vortex whereby the teams we have to play who are winning will beat us because they are winning and the teams we have to play who are losing will beat us because they will be determined to stop losing. Same applies to us - we will have to stop losing and once we do we will generate a bit of momentum and nose up out of the mire - just
posted by The Optimist (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:32 PM
 
Oh and RM - even I can't be optimistic about Brexit - complete disaster!
posted by The Optimist (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:33 PM
 
I believe A C is pointing out what's fairly obvious; winning or losing, the other teams are playing better football than us. All the "we're better than ....... (fill in the blank) is a load of wishful thinking nonsense: we're not and the results prove it. Rainieri, excellent coach though he is, can only work with the players he's got. As to the transfer window, who's doing the picking and who, with any class, would want to take a ticket to the championship? Keep the faith Optimist; you represent a beacon of hope in an otherwise very gloomy picture.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:45 PM
 
4 points from 2 home games and the other 2 away games were Chelsea and Man U which nobody would have given us much chance of getting anything from. Ranieri needs a bit of time and I remain optimistic we will stay up. Call in blind optimism if you like, but I feel happier that way!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:46 PM
 
Agree with most of what you write though think we might get a point from the Brunswick under 11 side who didn't realy impress me !,
posted by Harry (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:56 PM
 
Everyone knows our main problem is in defence and I believe we could go a long way towards fixing that by getting Gary Cahill in on loan. It would suit us and Chelsea and it's got to make sense for the player. He could restore confidence to the likes of Ream and Mawson and with a run I'm sure Bryan will show us what he can do. Take all defensive duties away from Sess and we'll get the best from him. We really are not that far off being safe lower half standard. Oh and finally, Seri just has to better than what we have seen so far. just find the switch and I'm sure we'll be pleasantly surprised
posted by The Optimist (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:57 PM
 
Hopefully they've tapped him up already. Should be a day one signing in the window.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 4:36 PM
 
Proof of the pudding and all that. Let me see, we’ve beaten Burnley and Southampton. Shipped 40 goals in 16 games and are currently propping up the rest. Infact need to gain 4 points over 17th placed team to escape the relegation zone. That is to assume the 3 teams above us don’t gain any points. Hmmm. Admire you’re optimism but don’t call the rest of us surrender monkeys, more realists. Your proposition is based on quite a few ‘ifs’ and hopefully they come to pass, but the situation is what is, dire. Have your opinion by all means, hope you’re right, but don’t put the rest of us down for having ours.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 4:53 PM
 
And when exactly did I do that?
posted by The Optimist (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 5:00 PM
 
Hmmm. Might be when you titled your post "surrender monkeys".
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 5:11 PM
 
Really? Can't believe a harmless Simpsons reference could could be called putting people down. Trying to be positive here
posted by The Optimist (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 5:16 PM
 
Hehe, couldn’t make it up Arizonan. Obviously if a cartoon character said it, then it is acceptable to re-use against actual people with impunity. That’s okay then:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 6:16 PM
 
I got the reference, it’s said tongue in cheek. There are positive signs, if you care to look. We’ve abandoned Fosu-Mensah, moved Sess into attack permanently, discovered Chambers, seen Mawson and Rico come good, reinstalled AK47 as a vital piece with the ability to hurt other teams. We learned that without possession, like away against the top 6, it’s wise to bench TC...but we need him for the full 90 minutes against everybody else. All small steps forward to finding our best and most reliable XI. We’re also closer to locking in on 4-2-3-1 system. Last year’s 4-3-3 and the 3-4-3 we toyed with, left us too open. United was a step backwards for Ranieri. But the last month, even including Slavs final matches, we started to figure out everyone’s best position. To me there are only a couple questions left. Who is our “best” left back? And would StefJo or Macca be better for team balance and cohesion than Seri? I still believe if the right players play in the right system we can succeed. But with this team against this competition, it’s walking a tightrope. If we don’t get it perfect, both manager and players, we go splat.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 6:23 PM
 
Drago' i would just like to add on to compliments about AK-47 Kamara. I was banging that drum before lots recognised how good he could be. Kamara is by no means the finished article yet, but i have always stuck in his corner when people have written him off. I am not looking for a sorry, or why i am obsessing over Kamara etc, i am just happy for the guy, and that an astute and knowledgeable manager like Ranieri can also see his potential. Also really pleased that more Fulham fans are now seeing his potential and use in this nervous Fulham squad. I like what the Optimist is saying, and i really feel that we will beat this relegation record from our position, and beat the odds for the drop. We will concede the most goals ever probably, but we will have enough talent to survive the drop.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 7:05 PM
 
"AK47 as a vital piece with the ability to hurt other teams"..... ha ha ha ha ha now that's funny!
posted by Hints - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 9:00 PM
 
Hints' just like that Disney film, 'The Mighty Ducks' I know it is only a film, but picture Fulham rising of the bottom and beating the odds for the drop, and AK-47 as a vital piece rampaging like the Incredible Hulk through those defences. Just close your eyes for a minute, now can you see it!!!!!!! The Cottage is a theatre of dreams, just believe it and Santa will grant you your wishes. MERRY XMAS!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 9:42 PM
 
Sorry OWEN I tried but all I got was a Goose! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and I hope you get get whatever it is you wish for in your stockings... ;-)
posted by Hints - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 9:53 PM
 
Owen, what is your take on self praise? Why do people like to mention things on a web site about certain players, argue with anyone that dis-agrees with them and then try to make a joke of it when proved wrong?. BTW answer Marc’s post below to show other posters that you know what this club is about.
posted by Andrew (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 10:41 PM
 
Hints, I'd take a tall redhead with big norks as a stocking filler ... Having a Christmas barby?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 1:12 AM
 
Optimist. Stay optimistic mate. Your optimism cheers me up, and probably many others too.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 1:45 AM
 
I was optimistic since Ranieri took over and we started to improve each match. And then came ManU where we were dreadful in all departments. If we repeat that performance over our next games we're down and out
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 5:38 AM
 
I agree, keep up the optimism Optimistic. It’s still early doors really and there is still plenty of time to turn things round. That said the players need to step up and show some desire and spirit. Nothing is going to work if that doesn’t happen, whatever the manager does. All the “Oldens” will recall many last gasp survivals.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 8:35 AM
 
We used to make a habit of it ...
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 10:31 AM
 
Look Guys, I'm not trying to say that everything is fine. Of course there are lots of problems - I listed some of them earlier but I'm just saying it's not over yet and to read some of the posts on here you'd think we were heading for the Conference. If this mood persists it will transmit itself to the terraces and then to the pitch. The positive atmosphere for Ranieri's first match v Southampton was fantastic and I'm sure contributed in some way to what was a fairly tight win. We are supporters - let's support!
posted by The Optimist (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 12:14 PM
 
Onwards and upwards.....:)) COYWs.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 3:58 PM
 
If we lose on Saturday, I think we can assume that game's up for the season. It's CR's fifth game in charge, we're past the point of wanting 'signs' that things are changing, we want to see positive proof.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 10:46 PM
 
It's unlikely we'll beat West Ham, as our record against them is terrible. But providing we compete with passion and desire, I'll be delighted we've improved to the point of gaining points going forward. My prediction, 2-3.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 2:10 AM
 
As bad as things may be at the moment I don’t believe that any team in the history of football let alone the Premier League has been officially relegated at the beginning of December. There is obviously major cause for concern, there is a huge gap between us and the bigger hitters in this league. There is however a mini league forming toward the foot of the table and points wise we are still in the mix. January transfer business is obviously crucial but surely it is far too early to be throwing in the towel.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 6:15 AM
 
 
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With season tickets sold out this season and the unlikelihood of staying in this division, I doubt there will be any issues relocating fans from the riverside stand in other parts of the ground. In the unlikely event however, that Fulham stay in the Premier League, I would seriously hope that other season ticket holders do not have to accommodate riverside seaters and that the Putney End will be their destination. I can’t see though, how you can seat 6,000 riversiders in the Putney end and still have room for the mandatory number of away fans for each game.
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My guess is that any redevopment will be contingent on us remaining in this division, which is most unlikely. On that note, there is an interesting analysis on Fulham’s woes in today’s Times. Definitely worth reading and certainly adds perspective to Seri’s performances to date.....
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 7:49 AM
 
Surely with a lower capacity the mandatory number of away fans will be lower too? I am hoping to be relocated to the Hammy End as opposed to the Putney, but not at the expense of someone else's seat as that would not seem fair. I am pretty sure that there is a limit to the number of ST's as some tickets have to be held back for cash sales, although I may be wrong. If that is the case, then hopefully there will be room in the Hammy End and JH stands for many of the ST holders in the RS. Not sure how they will work it out, loyalty points or via some form of draw.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 10:33 AM
 
giving up already
posted by eric,m (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 1:03 PM
 
I am guessing they can build around it in the first year and the problem will be in season 20/21 (we could be in league one by then! Only joking btw!) when riverside side need to be taken down.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 1:33 PM
 
Rm. For those of us who don't subscribe to The Times, what was the conclusion of their analysis?
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Ground improvement starts in May will take two years again putting there money where there mouth is.The moaners won’t like it
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Must admit the Riverside plans look amazing assume that’s what they’re starting actually seems like a good man to take us forward he’s made a few mistakes this season is going to be a testing one I know many supporters aren’t happy but this time last year who would of thought we’d even be in the premier league only need to win around 8 games throw in a few draws plenty to play for.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 7:50 PM
 
Ground improvement is a capital expenditure. Done properly it enhances the value of the real estate while contributing to cash flow. Straightforward business decision. Who's moaning? As for "making a few mistakes this season" would that have anything to do with the certainty of us being relegeted due to Khan's ineptitude? Then there's the small problem of two fraud investigations hanging over the club which, as Cali pointed out, you all seem reluctant to discuss. The whole shambles is down to Khan Jr. and McIntosh and you're blowing smoke up Khan's ass? Incredible.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th December 2018, 8:45 PM
 
It's not about moaners we are all FFC fans.... The PLAYERS need to look in the mirror,starting with Jean Michaël Seri, typical of the French!! Have a problem go on strike, !!! disgusting. And yes Riverside plans look good.....So long as signs say TK keep out & stop meddling.
posted by Will (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 8:58 PM
 
The chairman and the manager make the big decisions but honestly those players cross that white line there the only ones who should take the blame. Too many players not delivered for me tom Cairney club captain been a massive disappointment so have the new signings were all Fulham fans and want the best for the club all this city talk all capital investment etc really you can’t be serious
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 9:17 PM
 
It's not "city talk", it's straightforward business and yes, I am serious, but that's a whole different discussion. By the way, I also think the plans look very good. As to the players, I couldn't agree more. With the exception of Rico and Mitro and probably Odoi the rest have been a massive disappointment and that's down to them. They're all highly paid professionals and yet - no pace, no width, no vision, no heart. Being six or seven thousand miles away I can't comment on performance other than what I see through the lens of the TV camera and so I defer to those who actually watched the game live. I have a better view of the business end of things and so I watch the Khans in the US news, watch Kline on Twitter, follow the USM shenanigans in the press, online and on here. My views on capital investment are as valid and as relevant as yours on team selection and player performance. Yes, in our own ways, we're all Fulham fans. Long may we continue.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th December 2018, 11:08 PM
 
Yes DMK,new stand will be amazing. Am looking forward to sitting there watching us playing Sunderland.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 11:42 AM
 
So is my missus and the rest of her tribe. If you want to see real passion and diehard support dont miss the documentary ( a six parter I beleive) on Sunderland fc on Netflix starting on the 14th.
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 12:33 PM
 
 
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Having watched football for over 50 years, I cannot wait to visit your famous ground. I have been to watch football (only OAFC) in the capital many times but never had chance at the famous Craven Cottage. May I wish your team and fans all the best for the rest of the season ( after the third round of course) and look forward to sharing a beer or two with your supporters. Cheers.
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We welcome supporters from all clubs,you’ll get a friendly welcome in pretty much all the local pubs.I know a lot of people who regularly visit the cottage not always supporting Fulham it’s a special place,no doubt about that.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 7:42 PM
 
Hope you enjoy the day out (not the result) at the cottage and remember to bring lots of dosh as it is very pricey to buy a beer and a burger in Putney
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 9:18 PM
 
try the Six Bells Phil, by Putney Bridge tube station. Ten minute walk to the ground through Bishops Park along the riverbank. Enjoy your visit. The way we're playing you could be going home a very happy man.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th December 2018, 11:15 PM
 
Or try the old city arms by hammersmith bridge , great thai food , friendly staff and a lovely 25 minute stroll by the thames to the ground , perfect , plus i will be in there with my son at noon , cheers
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 8:32 AM
 
I would go 8 bells not 6. Don't want to skimp the the number of bells!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 11:32 AM
 
Ooops. Dropped a couple of hours.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 2:38 PM
 
The bells , the bells !
posted by Quasimodo (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 2:52 PM
 
Thanks guys for your info, looking forward to a few beers and a good old fashioned FA cup tie. If I could ask one favour - next time you play Manure United put 5 past them. Cheers.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 11th December 2018, 2:59 PM
 
Phil, we'd be interested to know how you got on. Give us a shout when you get home. Safe trip.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 1:25 AM
 
Small brentford std alert , lol
posted by Dr Who (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 8:19 AM
 
Sure will, Arizonan, and to you Dr who, just remember pride comes before a fall. Cheers
posted by Phil (Guest) - Thursday 13th December 2018, 10:47 AM
 
The good doctor's post wasn't aimed at you Phil, it was in response to a deleted post from a deranged brentford supporter.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 13th December 2018, 3:03 PM
 
Yes, get it now, it’s seems endemic in football message boards. Cheers Arizonan.
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Can't be bothered to read it, hope Schurrle is not including himself as part of this so called 'talent'. He was sh*te on Saturday and it's amazing how when he is ready to come back he starts yet Kamara scored a goal and had to sit on the bench!!
posted by FFC Fan (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 11:33 AM
 
I think Schurrle looks quite under-nourished, and although he has a decent turn of speed, he loses the ball too easily to more robust defenders. He's stated he turned vegetarian/vegan after a nasty bout of food poisoning, but you wonder whether he needs some nutrition that's going to bulk him up a bit. No, the protein in lentils ain't the answer.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 12:44 PM
 
Looks like he needs a good fat steak and chips!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 7:43 PM
 
There might be talent in the FFC squad if so show it!!! if not at least show some HEART.
posted by Will (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 8:37 PM
 
You can have all the talent in the world, but if you don’t give a f*** , it counts for F all.
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When you go to United with a side lacking in confidence whose team have little to no Premiership experience it is a bit like Mansfield Town going there in a Cup Game! What we have to do is prey those who manage our club will understand now that their recruitment policy was crap. We need a total change of our defence - Alfie Mawson was part of the Swansea set up that was relegated last season. Why buy him when he was injured? Crazy. We need a Moussa Dembelle or N'Golo Kante who can grab the midfield drive us forward and lay some balls off for our forwards ......then we might score some goals and win games. Get it!
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Agree with most of what you say Rich but taking Mansfield as an example I bet, knowing they were the underdogs, would have rolled up their sleeves and give it a go if only for pride and the fans that went to support them.Surely playing at one of the worlds most famous grounds is incentive enough if you're a professional player.
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Yes, we need 3 points against West Ham!!! Yes, sounds like a broken record we need 3 points! Even with 3 points we will not get out of the bottom 3 - we must not be cut adrift!! We have to find ways to not be bottom come Jan 1st - history tells us bottom team WILL be relegated without a fighting chance!! I hope Raneri doesn't mess with the team team beat Southampton and drew with Chelsea too much for the west ham game! COYW.
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John agree with most of what you say up until the last bit DREW with Chelsea?? if only mate, we all wish!!
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It will not happen in a million years, but if i put this about, maybe Khan and co will act on my daft or not so daft suggestion. An old gunslinger 4-4-2 formation with a 2 striker partnership likeBig Mitro and Balotelli could work a treat and bring us what we crave for, 'GOALS GALORE'!!! Why not? We are going down anyway, that is what a lot of fans are saying, why not fight, turn things around, and break some records in the meantime. Balotelli is a immature and daft baby, but one day, babies do grow up into adults don't they? Like him or loathe him? Balotelli is clever with a football, and he knows what to do with it in a situation. At the moment, we can't say this about any of our squad except for Mitrovic. One of the best attributes in some exceptional footballers like Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, George Best,Charlie George, Etc, is Cockiness. Some people don't like this, but being assured and cocky and full of it helps a lot. Within our squad, at the moment we are mouse more than men, and i hate to say this, Mario Balotelli can bring some much-needed confidence to the table. We have ability in abundance within our squad, but we are short on confidence which Balotelli will bring to us. Be angry, upset, at my suggestion whoever wants to be, but if most have accepted that we are down? if some are harking back to the good old days back in the Championships? We have lost the war. We can't just give up now we are here. It takes an Italian to know an Italian, and maybe Ranieri can get the best out of Balotelli. A small club like Fulham and a big ego like Balotelli's is the most unlikeliest combination, and maybe against the odds, this can work out for all of us...
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Ballotti We need a bloody defence not a poseur.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 11:50 PM
 
Hello OWEN. Will you please stop going on about Balotelli. He had his chance in the EPL and failed to cut it. Headbangers (and Allerdyce) we do not need.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 3:17 AM
 
Balotelli would be a disaster waiting to happen. He just wouldn't fit into our squad, because he's all mouth and no trousers. What we need in defence are tough, hard men who take no prisoners, lay it about, and are used to playing at EPL level week in and week out. In midfield we need players who would even outrun Kante, and be able to split open opposite defences, like Snodgrass and Jonjo. In attack we need proven scorers at this level like Zaha to feed off Mitrovic. At the moment we've got highly-paid fairies prancing about the field with no desire to COMPETE, TRACK-BACK, and COMMAND RESPECT.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 6:23 AM
 
The last time we were in this mess we looked around for players on loan and got Johnny Heitinga from Everton - thats the type of player we need, a warrior who gave everything even though itcwasnt his parent club
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 10th December 2018, 6:32 AM
 
Owen- you have an obsession with Balotelli. Whatever form we are or team we have, he's never a good fit to play with Mitro. He doesn't have the pace to play off Mitro. He needs supply of balls and we are not able to do that at the moment. Name me a team with two big strikers....that formula only worked in the 80's and 90's. Not now. So if you think the two would gel - think again!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 8:35 AM
 
Owen, do you really think “if I put it about maybe Khan will act”? I don’t think so mate. With regard to Balotelli, I think he would be the last player I would pick to get us out of this mess. He is a luxury player, he is not a hard working type of player. Whatevey striker Ranieri signs in January we will still need a midfielder to get the ball to him, or them. This is only my opinion Owen so please do not reply with a long drawn out post ending with capital letters. You have given your opinion and I have given mine. By the way, the next time you are in contact with Khan please tell him to stop his son buying players.
posted by Terry C (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 9:18 AM
 
Owen you summed things up with your opening statement " It won't happen in a million years" We all know that those in charge will carry on doing things they consider best for the club,What the rest of us feels matters not one iota!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 9:35 AM
 
Owen reading your recent posts I thought you’d turned the corner mate, they were interesting and started to make sense. However with this one about Balotelli you have gone back to being out of touch and downright silly. Reading this one and it’s taken me time to respond because I started banging my head and then could see the funny side!! It’s like Ranieri he gave us a little hope with those performances and results once he took over the hot seat and then brought us down to earth at Manchester. Please don’t be offended long may you continue, your feverish enthusiasm stands out a mile.
posted by FFC Fan (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 4:09 PM
 
Thanks, FFC' I threw in a Xmas party pooper there. Making sense all the time would put me in the same league as MST. I have got to throw one in now and again. Of all the strikers in the world,,, i had to pick Balotelli. It could have been worse, i could have picked, 'HMMMMM,,,, a long think about that one!!! HA' HA'...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 5:15 PM
 
Owen, love the random choices you make, it really makes me laugh. That’s what we need to take our minds off the on pitch problems. I would be interested in your opinion of who should be in charge of player purchases, (You?), what do you think about the accusations against the club by Kline and Seri? What are your thoughts about the Riverside development?. I can’t wait for this. Well done mate keep it up..
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The referee?
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MOTM' Anguissa for his half nelson, half fireman lift. WWE would be proud of him!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 10:22 PM
 
The only player with an ounce of spirit was Kamara. His attitude is always good, and deserves the award, IMO.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 6:28 AM
 
Should be an option no man of the match !!!!!!! Agree with Terry on Kamara, at least he tries.
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There have been many comments made by the fans and the media on the exclusion of several players who steered Fulham to promotion from the Championship this year. With a £100m spent on new players during the summer break, it has become obvious that this was money spent unwisely. The 2017/18 play-off squad looked good in the Championship, but the lack of Premier League experienced players needed addressing when it came to adding numbers to strengthen it. Unfortunately, the players bought in are not up to scratch for the EPL, and this has become evident in the performances and results achieved so far. There is no backbone to the team. No leaders, no physical presence, and a complete lack of desire and effort needed week in and week out in this fiercely competitive league. Every team (out of the top six) are capable of beating each other and have players of outstanding quality. Players that are match-winners. Apart from Mitrovic, Fulham have none. A strong midfield, a good pair of central defenders with two fast ball-winning full-backs and an excellent keeper is necessary to keep clean sheets. Apart from a good keeper, Fulham lack in all other areas. It looks like another massive spending spree is needed in January if Fulham are to have any chance of avoiding relegation back to the Championship. Another miracle such as Roy Hodgson managed when Fulham looked doomed and went on to stay up on the last day of the season a few years back. Now that was a memorable day but are we capable of replicating it? Please feel free to drop your views into the comment facility beneath this article. COYW’s
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The team needs to show some bol***s Kamara (rough at the edges) & Mitro try hard. TC I need (a hair cut is no leader in the PL) Seri, Anguissa & Others should be ashamed. BWDIK. As for the rest Except for goal keepers Prove your self. 30K+ NICE NO GUTS OR LOYALTY
posted by Will (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 9:29 PM
 
Brian' we have given Mitrovic a bit too much slack lately. He also has been terrible. The few chances that come his way, comes to nothing. Maybe he is tired? All of them need to up their game in the coming weeks. I wouldn't put my hand on heart and say that Johansen and big Mac would do better? I assume so, but i could not be certain about that. I always stood by Kamara even when some fans didn't rate him. Kamara still infuriates me to frustration. The guy takes the coolest penalty i have ever seen, and yet in front of goal,he blazes it over skyscrapers, what is that all about? They all need to go back to Motspur park and work on their individual weaknesses. Back to basics, and practice practice just like Ronaldo does after training. We are not as bad as we think. We beat Burnley and played fantastic football, we played fantastic against Brighton, and Watford who we should have beat. We conceded late on, but you know something? Fulham do have a habit from the Championships for conceding late goals. Come to think of it, this is not unusual for us. The prem is much more brutal, and we get punished every time. Football is a confidence thing, and our only way to break out of this gloom is to keep on working hard first back at Motspur, then bring it on match days. Ranieri is working out who and what works. The UTD game was a never win game. Obrien he tried out, i don't know what he thinks? Christie he left out for a reason,we will see who plays next. It won't be easy against West Ham, and i hope the big guy, Arnautovic is still injured? We need to play well, but we also need some luck. The puzzling thing is, have we gone back-wards as a squad? or are we the same ole' same ole Fulham from the Championship? In the Championship we got away with murder a lot of times with those silly passbacks. I don't know???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 10:14 PM
 
I agree Brian and also with OWEN's last sentence. I believe the problem is pretty obvious. A flurry of late buying (Tony Khan I guess, possibly SJ was not totally excluded) gave no time to put a team together. SJ was overwhelmed with new players and failed to identify his best 11. Hence first 6 plus games we had strangers playing with strangers. Also injuries with Mawson and Bryan were a major setback. Mitro' was always our target man but he has found EPL harder than championship - surprise, surprise. But he has not had the service that he had in the championship. He is good enough but without a reasonable service he will not score too often. Seri and Vietta are quality players but lack strength and must do an Andy Murray or go. I don't have a solution (does anyone?) but I would stick with strength, which equals Kamara, Anguissa, Macdonald with Cairney (loses the ball less than Seri) and Chambers. The backs must be Mawson. Bryan and Adoi (until January, we must buy a quality right back. If this lot can't feed Mitro, then buy someone who can. Last but not least, Sess. That leave a good bench - Schurle, Seri, Le Marchant, Johanson & Ream. Finally, Ranieri has to minimise his tinkering. I doubt this post will attract notice but clearly, most of us could do better than SJ and Ranieri put together provided Tony Khan steps back.
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After 1/1, we will have played all of the top 7 away. So there are no obvious zero-pointers left. I think we can get points, and even win, everywhere else in the league. I foresee the Khans spending money in January and us getting 4-5 away wins in 2019.
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We’ve also played Cardiff & Huddersfield away and had 0 points from them as well! This squad is not capable of beating anyone. Congratulations Tony Khan!
posted by Bob (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 6:44 PM
 
Did we play against huddersfield ???? If we did I missed it !!!!ditto for cardiff
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I really don’t understand why we go back to the khans whenever we have an issue. Yes, they are ultimately accountable but there job was to back the club, and they did. The fact they Were given the wrong advise on players is another issue. The can’t be responsible for everything. I believe are transfers are made by a committee, and the head coach is one of them. We will regret when they walk away!
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Good owners who want the best for the club. I agree with you John. They don't pick the team, train the players, choose the tactics, make the subs or make the half time team talks.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 2:34 PM
 
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posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 2:55 PM
 
"They don't pick the team, train the players, choose the tactics, make the subs or make the half time team talks." Correct. They BUY the players and do that so badly that all the above points are rendered moot. The vast majority of the blame for the current situation lies with bad recruitment, as Rainieri is rapidly finding out.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 09th December 2018, 3:04 PM
 
Yes let’s not act like spoilt brat given a £100m of toys and they turned out to be boring and rubbish - so we blame the parents for choosing the wrong toys!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 6:04 PM
 
I wouldn't regret their departure for one second. Absentee landlords both of them, dicking around with their toys from afar. Their lack of any football knowledge, their hubris and resultant piss-poor management is bad enough, but having one of the leagues most family oriented club skating on very thin legal ice in TWO seperate fraud investigations has, for me, made them totally unsuited to be involved in our club in any capacity, irrespective of how much money they throw around. Take off the rose tinted glasses John. Stop being blinded by thier dropping small change. This major, ongoing and embarassing f#ck up is down to the Khans and their milquetoast CEO McIntosh.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th December 2018, 2:06 AM
 
None of us knows the truth but it does seem that Khan bought the club as a wedge in for his American football. Meantime a toy for his son and his computerized player picker who threw his toys out when he was finally rumbled. The truth may never come out (this is football after all, a really slimy business) but unless Tony Khan steps back, our club will only go one way.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 4:08 AM
 
Spot on AZ. We can accept the short term problem( relegation ) but the long term damage from their alleged fraudulent activities will be much harder to overcome. Still not to many on here too keen to have a discussion about it. Would love for them to sell and quickly.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 4:56 AM
 
The reason people blame the Khan's for everything is because they are still in love with MAF! the man that actually left the club in a mess when he got bored of it!!!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 8:54 PM
 
The fact is the owners spent £100m - every penny of the cash flow they get with the promotion. I tell you it hurts them even more how the investment has turned out. Now they are committed to the stadium build work. Why do we still have doubts and blame them for everything - I really don’t know. I don’t know the Cardiff owners but would you swap Khans for them? No investment having got the promotion! Or would you prefer the Southampton owners? Who sold any assets they can realise on the pitch! How about the West Ham owners - sold house and rent one (albeit a nice one) on the cheap? Finally, how about the Newcastle owner??! Say no more! Think about it! I feel I have to defend the owners as I have been for the last 4years!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th December 2018, 9:25 PM
 
Defend tham all you want John, very noble, but MAF was a lifetime ago. The Chairman is a business man who leaves the running of the club to his son. The performance problems are not of his making. His son, however, is a sporting dilettante with no clue as to what he's about, no focus, no strategic direction and a tin ear to boot. Perhaps that's why some of us are less than enamoured by what they've done, and are doing, to the club. Much respect to you John, we both have our opinions and in many ways they're not in conflict, but a rose garden it isn't.
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West Brom hold the record for staying up on the least points - 34 in 2005. For Fulham to achieve the same would require 8 wins and 1 draw. I’m an optimist, but looking at the fixtures, I really can’t see where we will achieve this. Unless we create a new record of course.
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If as so many of you think that Tony Khan is the main problem, surely there is not the slightest chance of him stepping aside, so we are stuck with the same scenario which doesn't bode well for all of us who cherish our cllub
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 2:00 PM
 
Are you sure you are an optimist?
posted by big gazza (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 2:02 PM
 
Sobeit' 8 wins and a draw it is, i think we can do this, i think we can break records, and we will break this one! I have seen some funny results so far in this prem, and teams like Cardiff are picking up points when they shouldn't get a sniff. I think they call it overachieving, and Cardiff are doing that lately. I don't know what it is about Fulham at the moment, we are certainly underachieving and our players can't seem to work out the puzzles at the moment. Seri, Marchand, Even Anguisa ex-man Utd? UTD don't pick many bad players. For various reasons around Fulham at the moment, there is a lack of confidence on top of our usual worries. That is why we need Ranieri to sort this mess out, and he will in time. Wolves are beating Chelsea 1 minute, and Chelsea beat Man City? I could go on with some more ridiculous stats, but i see it that anything is possible. They used to say that a team that finishes 3rd in the Championships never go up? We did that because Fulham were better than 3rd place. Even in the Championships, we were sometimes losing to teams like Burton which made our lives harder. We never do things the easy way, and we all get frustrated. We all love Fulham to tears and i feel that we all want players like Seri, and others to show something. If only we can unlock what is stopping our players from performing? Ranieri knew we wouldn't beat UTD, and maybe he did the juggling with Obrien and no Christie etc for a reason. Just maybe Ranieri knows or will know which players and what positions is best in a situation. After all, did we really think that we would beat Manchester UTD? Mourinho has stated that Ranieri is the most important Manager in the prems history, and everything about Mourinho and his time and successes here points back to this quirky Italian man. We are doubting him now we have lost a few games. We need the tinker man to unravel his box of tricks and get us out of jail. If Ranieri pulls this off? It will go down as one of his greatest achievements of all time. To rattle off 8 wins and a draw you say? No problem guy's' WE ARE FULHAM!!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 3:11 PM
 
Good ch@nce that total will not be a record by the end of the season reckon three teams will beat it
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 3:59 PM
 
Nice to see you haven't given up yet Owen and as you say there are plenty of matches yet to be played, but try as I might can't see us winning eight games, though IF our manager can get the side giving their all in every game which at the moment iis sadly lacking at least lets get a bit of pride back ( my New Years wish)
posted by Harry (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 4:58 PM
 
Hand on heart, are any of us enjoying this season, because I am beginning to hate it. I am really fed up with my club being the laughing stock of the Premier League, and that is what we have become. Give me the calm waters of the Championship, where everyone has a chance of winning. If, as expected we do go down, then I hope that it will be at least a couple of seasons before we return, with far more experience than this short visit. I do enjoy watching Premier League football, but when every game I watch I now have to worry how it will effect our position in the table. Watching today's Newcastle v Wolves game, is a case in point. I am willing this match to be won by Wolves, or even looking for a draw. So no enjoyment whatsoever.
posted by NORMAN (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 5:09 PM
 
Well Norman, you have just had your wish as Wolves have grabbed a last minute win. Looking at both sides, if Fulham can't take 6 points out of them over Christmas, then we are certs for the drop. We are only 5 points behind Newcastle now, although 6 if you count our really awful goal difference. Norman, I must admit I slightly agree with you about being back in the Championship, as we are proving at the moment that league, is our level, but don't give up just yet. I have a friend that supports Palace, and he has the same feelings as us, as he reckons that they are very poor and will be relegated. COYW
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 6:04 PM
 
Agree Len. The bottom six this season are truly atrocious. 15th-17th could all have less than 35 points if that’s even possible. I think we’ll beat Derby 2008 point total thankfully but relegation is all but certain.
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Never turned up, as did not most of then , sorry !! all of them,Warnock must be in hysterics at our wonder buys,5 point in front ,cant see were we will ever get another 5 points.Why the big change? poor old Sess forgoten playing out of position, will be out the door come summer .Oh yes the inquiery starts this week regarding Kline and his words of wisdom .Lets hope it gets kicked out but as things are now don't hold your breath at least if we got deducted points we can say that's why we went down.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 1:40 PM
 
Going to start next Saturday 530:kick of we ain’t dead yet !!!
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January 1st is the day that we need to have three key players we are after on the books probably Drinkwater, Cahill and one other. If we do not sign key players early in the window by the end of January it will be too late. January is a key month for us to close the undoubted gap from where we will be and safety. Although our Xmas fixtures come thick and fast we will need to plot our way round it to maximise our points. No point being knackered for the winnable fixtures. I think Ranieri will just do it! There are still four really poor sides in it for the bottom 3 places and they might all buy in the window to help with their safety too, so not going to name who is going down until early Feb!
 
 
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Why is everyone so sure we are down. Last time I looked we have a lot of games to go. The issue is simple, it was not slavs fault and he should not have been sacked. It is not the tinkermans fault either. Iam am sure the Claudio will see now that some of the new signings need leaving out, not dropping but leaving out as they are no good. Seri and Anguisa are clowns , we could get better players at lilly road rec. WHOEVER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BUYING THESE PLAYERS SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEAD IN SHAME. Still there is time , but Claudio must be strong and tell the board these signings can not play as they are not good enough, he can either get a couple in or play some youth players, even they will track back. Its a real shame after the exploits of Wembley but we still have time so back Claudio and hope his eyes work as well as ours and he can see we have been mugged off with a couple of bin men!
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Sensible post big Gazza Surely Nobody really expected anything from Old Trafford apart from perhaps a bit more effort. Why we should suddenly be gripped by panic following a hiding from one of the big boys is quite beyond me. We have plenty of time to put it right and there are clubs around us that are very ordinary and catchable. Slavisa should never have been shown the door but at least following yesterday’s tame surrender Ranieri knows exactly what he is up against.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 11:52 AM
 
last 4 games this year will leave it clear where we stand. All winnable but realistically if we get 7 points it may allow a realistic perspective of survival.otherwise r.i.p. With regards to the singnings fully agree.only a few on this site didnt understand why so much money spent now im glad you all seem to think the same.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 12:20 PM
 
31 points from 66!!! are you serious?
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Where are all you khan supporters who were raving about the hundred million transfers, SJ was never the problem it’s the crap players that khan brought in. As long as the khans own the club we will always be third rate.
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i think the khans have been great for the club. There's no real money in fulham football club and they've invested. They don't pick the teams or set up the squad to play. They don't arrange the tactics or make the subs. Not one of last years squad is good enough for the premier at the moment and all those who think ream and cairney are good enough are sadly mistaken. Out of the players brought in few have succeeded but until they are seen that is not known as several came with big reputations. But keep blaming one person it takes the problem from all the other failures at the club.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 2:17 PM
 
So you think the Khans have been good for the club,we are bottom of the league, playing like sh-t with players who could not get in to pub team and you think the khans are great, I give up !!!!!!!!
posted by Dan Dan (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 3:36 PM
 
So you think the Khans have been good for the club,we are bottom of the league, playing like sh-t with players who could not get in to pub team and you think the khans are great, I give up !!!!!!!!
posted by Dan Dan (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 3:37 PM
 
I do hope you will you constant moaning is boring.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 3:59 PM
 
Pope I wish you would talk some sense but maybe you are used to talking out of your a-s
posted by Dan Dan (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 5:25 PM
 
We are bottom , but we have made it back to the premiership , the khans were instrumental in that and then had the balls to spend £100M .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 1:45 PM
 
We are bottom , but we have made it back to the premiership , the khans were instrumental in that and then had the balls to spend £100M .
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It over back to championship do we keep Tom and Ryan who else do we drop or keep
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May I sugest planning now for possible return to Championship next season. Sell some of the "marketable star players" in January. Keep Ryan & Tim Ream and bring on some of the younger players. Avoid the nightmare of the Magath era. Hey, I enjoyed watching mid-week games in the Championship.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 2:04 PM
 
Khan supplies the cash and no one can deny he’s not doing that unfortunatley people he’s trusting to sp3nd his money are incompident !!!!
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SERI ,so slow gets caught in posession 8 out of 10 times which has resulted in disaster in early part of games ,but worse than that he doesn't chase back he strolls through game like a super star,he is neither big and strong or small and fast and agresive ,he's basically a liability no heart no passion an absolute waste of money ,when I think we could have got Oliver Norwood for a Renner and saved 29,999,990£ and been no worse off what a clown seri is .please wake up claudication before it's to late
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Seri was going to be transfered to Barcelona who were going to pay 40m€ release clause. They then opted for coutinho (comparable?)We then get Seri and Lemarchand for 20m. Cant work it out. Doesnt work out.Without doubt Barcelona not only are a better team, they know more about business.Khan should stick to making bumpers.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 12:27 PM
 
The French police are trying to work it all out, as are Seri's attorneys. I can't see how this wont impact the club.
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I really do believe that we are relegated and it seems that we all forget where this begins from. Mr Tony Khans wonderful signings creating our hard fighting squad which won promotion to be torn apart and make way for the worst players I’ve seen for generations at our lovely club. Let’s remind ourselves of not only a waste of circa £100m but did any of us no the majority of these players prior to joining Fulham Seri £27m - He has now had enough time to be a decent player and should be dropped awful. Anguisa £22m - Absolute rubbish best suited to basketball and totally out of his depth. Mitrovic £18m - Yes did great in championship but now struggling as no service and becoming bit player. Mawson £15m- Why would you buy a centre half from a relegated side who leaked so many goals and for me again not up to premier. Fabri £6m - not featured and not likely too. Le Marchand3.6 m - I don’t think I’ve seen a worst player who panicky gives the ball away and caught so many times. Shurlle loan £360k - Will never maintain premier standard not performed at Hamburg and not good enough .Chambers -loan - ok good couple of games but previous shocking and let’s be honest not a premier player. Vietto - loan please go back ASAP. Mensa - loan again really poor Man U knew what they were doing to put him on loan. So with the worst additions ever I feel Mr Khans got a lot to answer for and Ranieri has an impossible task. We need 6 quality proven premier players, not from French connections and why now would they come to Fulham facing certain championship football.
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It’s easy to rewrite history, but pundits congratulated us on our shrewd, preseason signings. Yes, it’s a real mess, but I’m not really sure quite why it’s all gone so terribly wrong, or whether it was simply inevitable, with such inexperience both at Board, managerial and playing level, Ad it is, we are certainly doomed
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Well, that was the poorest FFC performance I've seen this season. It was dreadful - mistake after mistake. I watched highlights of all the other matches and every team was more disciplined and possessed the drive, determination and passion that we lacked. Even Bournemouth, who were nearly as bad. Ranieri - who makes sure the players all eat together - needs to give them all a right boll**king for their lack of spirit and should fine them one week's wages for letting down our fans who support them week in and week out.
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Bring back Slav ... He obviously wasn’t to blame. On this performance the players deserve sacking. CR no better than Slav. Now the New Manager impact has gone its same old, same old. We are a championship side. Playing out of our depth.
posted by Guest (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 8:12 AM
 
On this showing we are not even a Championship side,feeling very concerned that we are in free fall and our club has now become a laughing stock and an embarrassment to the Premier.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 9:53 AM
 
Can't agree with you enough .if we can c from touchline how can't these wonderful coaches see that seri gets caught in possession and is to slow in his mind for this league he's cost us 3 miserable starts in games and with absolutely no heart aND willingness to get back to defend I watched him strolling around in Manchester like some kind of superstar .hook his arse off and get a tryer on.chambers is a hole hearted player in midfield just keep him out of back 4. NEVER SEEN A DECENT TEAM DISMANTLED SO SWIFTLY AND AT SUCH A COST.NO HOPE NOW UNLESS RANIER WAKES UP GROWS SOME BALLS AND LEAVE SERI AND CO AT HOME.COUW.
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The truth is that deep down, we know that today's game was a nil poi. Even with Mourinho steering the ship, we are still playing Manchester UTD. Those dropped points last week to Leicester was crucial now the mist has cleared, and Brighton, Watford Etc. 40 goals and counting now, it is in our heads. The January transfer opening won't necessarily bring about the right players to save our season unless Ranieri knows something every other top manager doesn't know. My first priority player on the list would be a first-class striker. Mitrovic was instrumental in our promotion season last year, and at the start of this season he was scoring goals. Now he looks laboured and not much is happening with ball to feet. I just wonder if internationals games and featuring in most prem games has caught up with Big Mitro? Tired maybe? Can our talisman continue leading us to safety? Does he need better supply to him/ 'Yes' Would more supply make much difference? I doubt it right now. Mitrovic receives the ball, but he is always back to defenders, and he needs to work harder towards goal. Mitrovic desperately needs another big striker to play off, take the heat of him. Scurrle is not the answer, and as good as i think Kamara is, there is no psyche or connection between the two. Unless there is a hidden gem like a Salah out there? We are stuck! Put it another way, Chelsea might miss a trick, but there are 4-5 other teams who will pick up on anyone half decent. Seri i think has had his chances, and he is just too lightweight in that midfield, even if he comes up with one or 2 flashy goals from long range in the coming weeks, it still won't be enough. Maybe time to bring back Big Mac and Johansen for some old fashion feet toe-in tackles, and hope Ranieri can come up with another creative midfielder that can operate with Cairney. Agassi is ghastly, and the sending off will do us a favour in that someone else can get in there. I have stated that these are desperate times, and maybe we should take Seri out of the equation, and bring in''' MARIO BALOTELLI!!! That is my thinking outside the box, and if anyone can come up with another striker who is capable of getting us goals? bring it on here. Suggestions, please. We need something and everything. Just remember that other teams around us will just have desperate to get goalscorers on board too. If we stick with Christie on the right side? we gamble unless Nathaniel Clyne comes in at right back. That is another crucial call Ranieri has to decide. I still say we need a proper right back, but what do i know? This is just another fans forum, after all, is said, no big deal...
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Suggest you get a good nights sleep and accept that we are down. Its simple we are not good enough and no amount of searching for the holygrail will get your wish.NOT ONE player in this lot is other than mid championship class.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 10:21 PM
 
Why just accept our fate, Harry? Just like that Disney film 'The Mighty Ducks' Raise from the bottom and reach the top. Its fun if we give it a go. Last say on this for me, Ranieri is Italian, and maybe Balotelli will connect with him and us?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 11:01 PM
 
Just except that Tony Khan is an idiot! He’s to blame for everything!
posted by Bob (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 11:07 PM
 
Even the football media are beginning to refer to our team as the worst side to have ever graced the Premiership. And with 40 goals conceded to date, on track to reach the embarrassing milestone of 100 by season end, my reserves of optmism are running dry.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 6:58 AM
 
All week before our matches, I think we are going to win or draw. Before the Leicester game, when they were without Vardy, I thought, great we should win this one. but no we throw away a lead near the end again. Then everybody said that Man U, were there for the taking, as they are out of form, and had a very hard mid week game against Arsenal. What happens, well the team is inexplicably changed around, when we looked to have a settled defence, and we showed no fight, or football skill. Quite rightly all the media are now saying that we look certain for the drop, as we need to score at least 4 goals a game, as we are likely to let in 3. I was so looking forward to this season, thinking that we would do OK, but now it is turning into a nightmare, and all the enjoyment that I was looking forward to, has been washed away. It looks like a quick return to the Championship, with one of the worst records ever in the Premier League. I'm really sad about that.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 7:42 AM
 
Four words to describe our season. WE ARE GOING DOWN. end of.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 8:28 AM
 
Last season, or the last half of it was my favourite time to support FFC. The football we played was exciting and a breath of fresh air. We ran rings around most teams and looked better than half the Premier League teams for much of it. Now we know that the gulf between PL and the Championship is greater than we envisaged. The real sad part is that when we go back down, and I'm with Brian on that point, we won't have the manager or players to go back to that style of football. It will likely be what we have now but against a lower standard of oppo. I'm already feeling nostalgic for last year but cannot see much ahead to lift the gloom.
posted by Hints - Sunday 09th December 2018, 8:52 AM
 
Just our luck united at long last realise that pogba. Was a waste of space and change there system round to a high tempo game
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I understand there is a team of 4 including the head coach One person based the suggestions on stats , such things as stamina as well as skill and aptitude. How can Seri have been suggested by even one of the four , he is clearly not what is required for the premiership . And Zambo even worse , massive disconnect between brain and feet . One new keeper made sense , two never . Schurrle was considered a spent force three years ago , Long after his illness . He might be good for 20 minutes but is not what is required in a dog fight . Let’s have some clarity from the top and answers .SJ might have been involved but who gave the final suggestions to TK . We have learnt nothing following disaster signings with Kosta Packet and Fonte , every time we spend big it goes wrong .
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Very true!
posted by Duh (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 9:56 PM
 
DAVIDk....I don't think SJ was involved with the personnel he told the Club the areas that needed strengthening and they imposed the players on him that's why it was all so last minute let's face it what manager in their right mind would pay big bucks or any sort of bucks for Anguissa Seri and Marchant when as Danny Murphy said we needed players with Premiership experience . With hindsight we should have made it a priority to keep Fredericks we miss his blistering speed down the right and tried harder to sign Targett and then give last year's team , the one that got us promoted , a chance to show what they have got bet they wouldn't be bottom of the League !
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 09th December 2018, 7:10 AM
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 8:18 PM



 
Just watched Chelski and City. What a revelation, pace, commitment, desire to succeed......how the hell are we ever going to compete at this level?
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Not much skill though thought city were average the other lot no better plenty of running not much else
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 8:50 PM
 
At the rate were going never !,
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 8:52 PM
 
Bit harsh Len. Wish we had half their skill.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 9:03 PM
 
Agree partly but di£ not seem to much skill there today city not much idea going forward the other lot took there limited chances poor defending cost city !!! By the way had a glance at fixtures up till jan think if we are not out of bottom three then we don’t deserve to be in this league reckon our games more favourable than our opponents Did not expect much today our season starts next week !!! ( just trying to be positive as an older fan been here before and worse !!!! )
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 9:18 PM
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 8:07 PM



 
A difficult call! definitely not better!
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 7:40 PM



 
Like many others on a packed delayed rubbish train service. Hopefully now everyone can see that it’s not SJ to blame. It doesn’t matter who you have in charge this squad with these signings are potentially the worst ever in premiership history. How can we be worse than Cardiff and we clearly are? It’s about time we all woke up and started to blame Tony Khan and his inept transfer policy. He had enough chances of getting it right in the championship which he did eventually. Now he has made us a laughing stock in the worlds biggest league. The man is an idiot and whilst we all pay to follow this team he acts like a spoilt kid spending his dads money on things we don’t need!
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 6:33 PM



 
Schurrle can’t be playing against the top sides. We need speed and strength going forward and tracking back - he’s all finesse. Anguissa is a headless chicken, offers nothing, no cohesion with the rest of the team. Chambers and Christie and AK47 had been our three biggest contributors of late, we missed them all first half. If Ranieri is going to rest the A team, better to see StefJo and Macca than Seri and Anguissa. Worst first 45 minutes in years. Passive and passionless.
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Big Mac would be better than Anguissa, Schurrle just isn't at the races. Schurrle is a luxury player and he is better in a top 6 team. I like AK-47 and i want him to do well, but we also need Mitrovic to sparkle. Mitro just isn't performing at the moment, and our big worry is the supply to him, it is terrible! Ranieri needs to pat attention to the little details about the opposition. Example; Ashley Young, always always' will trick back onto his right foot to release a shot or a cross. He will not shoot on his left foot. Even you and every fan at Fulham know that one Drago. It is so frustrating that a one trick pony like Young can still get away with that goal, Criminal! I will come off now or i will be moaning all night. Disappointing day...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 6:49 PM
 
Agree totally. I really do think that he should have played an unchanged team. Shades of SJ, players really don’t have a chance to build up an understanding in competitive play.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 6:52 PM
 
I was agreeing with Drago. Just watching Chelski and City.....marvelling at the pace and commitment. How can we ever compete with our pedestrian football.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 7:07 PM
 
I think the new style is safe pedestrian and not suited to our style.. personally I hate it and unless we pick up points very soon I think watching this style of play and losing v depressing.. personally we made a huge mistake forgetting the team of last year and the youth players who I have seen who could nt do any worse than some of the £100m talent.. What about Matt O'Riley instead of Anguissa, Seri or even Schurle..its a joke
posted by xtc (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 7:30 PM
 
Watching the games this season we seem to be the only team that is not fit enough to cope. Under Slav we played possession football and made the other teams work until we saw an opening, over the last three games we have had to change our style using players that were trained to play this way and were economical fitness wise. Now we have to play a style that they haven’t played before. Time is the crucial thing now, we need to get some sort of results before The window opens and then buy the right players. In all honesty I feel for some of our players.
posted by Gazman (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 8:39 PM
 
Schürrle is lazy , lightweight and a con artist . He does nothing when he gets near the ball , he is shameful
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 9:24 PM
 
 
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Listened to Gentleman Jim’s commentary, even he was halfway to suicidal. It didn’t sound to good. Congratulations to the Whites fans, who I could still hear, despite the performance, well done, at least we can be proud of you. Didn’t understand the team selections at all, thought they were improving. Why no Chambers, or Le Marchand? Or even Christie for that matter, he’s upped his game recently. Seems nobody, except maybe Abu, Vietto, Chambers and Odoi are playing with any spirit. Spirits gone from the team. Seri is now beyond the pale and Cairney is no Captain. Not too hopeful:((
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Forty(40) goals conceded in sixteen(16) games says it all.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:26 PM
 
We have concede more goals than any other Premier League side in 20 years. We are now in a position, that I hoped that we would never get too, where we will have to win two games on the trot to catch up, so how important are our next three matches against West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves. We just MUST pick up points in all three of these matches, or we will be in the dreaded bottom position by Christmas, and we all know what that means. We will Claudio be our saviour with some good signings in January, or are we to go down without a whimper.
posted by NORMAN (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:43 PM
 
Unless we are relatively close to the pack by Xmas, I would have to wonder whether it’s even worth buying any new players in the January transfer window
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 6:11 PM
 
Strange selection,but i wonder if he played some of the dross today knowing we were in for a beating, and therefore not wanting to destroy the confidence of the next games better players. (Parker as a tactical coach what a tosser)
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 6:50 PM
 
If you are gong into a match expecting a good hiding there seems little point in turning up, disgraceful attitude!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 7:29 PM
 
Need 6 points from the next 9. If we aren’t out of the bottom three by January 1st, we’re down, barring a massive influx of talent.
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Kamara penalty was the only spark today.Bad day overall...
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Fulhamish. You get the feeling only Fulham could have a player sent off straight after scoring. If we do manage to stay up I think this would be our biggest achievement to date with the luck we have
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:11 PM
 
Nothing to do with luck. Just bad management and very poor players ,each and every one Im afraid.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:15 PM
 
Agree but we also have had no luck all season, young was lucky to get past Odoi on the first goal, didn’t look like a second booking for anguissa either, lets not talk about the penalty we weren’t given against palace on opening day of the season and the liverpool mitro goal ruled out for nothing and salah straight up the other end, just getting poked in the asshole on a regular basis.
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:22 PM
 
Lets not get carried away about Cardiff, there going down with us
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:52 PM



 
Haven’t learnt any lessons, the back 4 were starting to play well together especially with chambers in front of them. Now they don’t know seem to have a clue as they are playing with changes. Has Ranieri done this so his friend keep his job, Ranieri said need to keep the same defensive but changes 3 of them, so very strange,hopefully he will explain
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:43 PM



 
Our tackling is so soft, delicate little tackles, our centre backs should be stronger than that
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I don’t blame em. The ref has been giving free kicks for everything not to mention the red card. I was impressed with us second half...damage already done but look like a different team. Why can’t we start all games like this
posted by Barry (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:48 PM
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:37 PM



 
Our lads still singing and loud as hell. The club should refund them for this performance.
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:35 PM



 
Its what people wanted the glory of this divi. And who said its the right time to play them. Now let in 39 goals. You can keep this divi.
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Pick your dummy up geezer
posted by Charlie Croker (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:43 PM
 
UP YOURS BELL END
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:28 PM
 
AND I BET YOUR ONE OF THE GLORY BOYS
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 5:29 PM
 
I would rather see good football and our own playes on the pitch..cant do any worse and they didnt cost anything..O'Riley, Torre, etc
posted by xtc (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 7:32 PM
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:23 PM



 
Bob Bradley
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:04 PM



 
Unless we come back 4-3 and win the next 4 in a row. Thiscseason is a write off. Before it started I was optimistic, dreaming of top 10. Top 6 I even said. But now it's relegation. I don't see enough wins coming. Even when u think we're playing OK we let in goals after goals. 3-0 down half time I can't watch any more it's embarrassing. Next season championship. Let's keep 3 quarters of the team. If possible win the championship and give it another go. Or stay down there for a few years again. Should of kept sj to be honest. We're not looking any better. We have some fixtures coming up on paper that look like we can scrape points but if we don't that's it for the season. COYWs (very disappointed)
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Penalty kamara glad I ain't stopped watching better 2nd half
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:26 PM
 
Any hope we had just thrown away by anguissa. 2nd yellow pathetic
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:27 PM
 
Was not even a second yellow. Ridiculous
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:28 PM
 
Ref couldnt wait to send him off, wasn’t even a booking
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:33 PM
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:04 PM



 
Why odoi on left? Why schrulle when we need to be more defensive? What happened with chambers? We had some nice touches but we had no shape or defence! Being Kamara on! Bring Christie on.
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Yay! A proud Englishman who’s satisfied with almost working. I’m so happy and stupid how embraceful of mediocrity you are.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:25 PM
 
 
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Saturday 08th December 2018, 4:01 PM



 
Call for big Sam Cafll for big sam
 
 
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Big sam is our man Big sam our man
 

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