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Tuesday 20th February 2018, 12:34 PM

Having watched the red card incident last night just how does the ref decide the outcome of a challenge like that - looked like a stone bonker at first but when you watch the slow - mo it would have been easy enough to make it a yellow. No excuse for the yobs to spoil the evening though
For me it was the correct decision.

In my opinion he went in studs up and had time to bring his foot down to avoid the Wigan player's trailing leg but didn't.

The letter of the law (I believe) says that if you make a dangerous challenge and you are not in control of your body (which he wasn't as he was sliding) then a red card should be issued.

I guess you could argue both ways for red and yellow but the ref didn't seem to have the benefit of slow motion. I thought VAR was supposed to be used in the FA Cup for these kinds of incidents so I wonder why it wasn't last night - Wigan is a modern stadium and I would have thought capable?

More of a talking point I thought was, why the ref took out his yellow card first, wrote something on it and then brandish the red? Very strange behavior!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 3:00 PM
Not sure if you had the same commentators on the game as we had here, but when they came back from halftime, the explanation they got was the referee records all his info on his yellow card and just decided to record before showing the red. They weren't buying it. They thought it was a tad harsh. I thought it was an easy call. Was watching live and yelled uh oh. Replay I thought was even worse. Correct decision.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 3:27 PM
A tackle or challenge that endangers the safety of an opponent or uses excessive force or brutality must be sanctioned as serious foul play. Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force or endangers the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play. There is the letter of the law(12) for you. Serious foul play is an automatic sending off offense/ offence ;)
posted by Californian (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 3:43 PM
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Tuesday 20th February 2018, 11:19 AM

After the terrific win against Villa this has not only moved our points tally and reduced the gap between us and teams above us. We seem to be totally preoccupied with the 3 teams above us. The game tomorrow is very significant not just to keep up our chase of these teams above us but I think a win would make a playoff place very likely dare I say certain !. My worry is that we seem to taking a victory at BC for granted.
I'm not. In fact I think it will be unlikely we'll win tomorrow night as they seem to have become our bogey team and from memory they have beaten us three or four times on the bounce....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 12:08 PM
Agreed. I've got my ticket and I'm both excited and nervous about this fixture in equal measure. On their day, they've proven they can be a bit of a bogey team for us. It will be far from a push over at Ashton Gate. COYWs
posted by Stu (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 12:10 PM
Bogeys don't exist MST except up noses. Tomorrow we will stuff them.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 1:09 PM
Bristol City are a bogey team to us at Craven Cottage, but we have won at Ashton Gate in the last two seasons, so are we their bogey team there.? ! !
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 2:42 PM
My memory isn't that good but don't think we won there last season AC. I know we got a good result a couple of seasons ago but I haven't researched it so you are probably correct if you have ;-).

Still can't see us winning though but a draw would be a good result methinks...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 2:50 PM
Just looked it up. I sit corrected, we won 2-0 at their place. OK I think we'll win tonight ;-))))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 2:52 PM
They have been a bit of a Bogey team for us. We will have to wipe out the runs , pick them off and blow them away.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 2:53 PM
Or just pick away until they cave in ;-)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 3:00 PM
s'not. funny
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 3:22 PM
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Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:32 AM

Made me giggle:-)
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Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:25 AM

would have liked 2 seen burn after a couple of months mentoring from janko
He was, as I wrote below, awesome but you have to bear in mind, it was a cup tie, the biggest game of his life and backs to the wall for 85 minutes so I doubt he is playing like that every week.

Reminded me a bit of that player from back in the day playing with a face covered in blood and a three inch gash in his head. Vaguely remember it was Norman Hunter but could be wrong...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:42 AM
Terry Butcher
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:54 AM
Steve Foster
posted by Hints (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 11:29 AM
Yep, it was Terry Butcher I was thinking of. Thanks Keetch.
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Monday 19th February 2018, 9:07 PM

Looking awesome tonight. Pity he couldn’t show the same form for us. Fair play to him though....
Actually old mate Dan Burn showed a great deal of potential at the Cottage and had many memorable games. A big unit always full of running and happy to go over and salute the fans at home and away. I was very sorry to see him let go and I'm pleased he's doing well. He was definitely "A Fulham Player" through and through, not a loaned-in hired gun.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:29 PM
Hoping to catch Pep's eye.... good luck to him. Pity he never quite achieved the mantle of Brede's natural successor.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:35 PM
Hangeland was a very hard act to follow and you're right, Burn wasn't quite up to filling his shoes, but he's now delivering on the promise he showed, except not for us.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:42 PM
He played a blinder,can’t believe he didn’t get man of the match unfortunately played for us In a very poor side too many average players
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:01 PM
Good to see him enjoying being mobbed at the end of the game. My FA Cup final prediction....Rochdale to beat Wigan.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:06 PM
Last night I was hooked and was a Rochdale fan for 90mins. Tonight I became an even bigger Wigan fan for 90mins and I am even more hooked! This is what’s FACup all about. Congratulations to Dan Burn!! He was a loyal white just unfortunately he would never suited to the brand of football SJ wanted.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:08 PM
Can't agree with you Arizonan. DB was loyal? Well perhaps but none of us know that but what we do know is that he was part of the defense that nearly got us relegated to League one and made countless mistakes when part of that back four.

Notwithstanding, he was absolutely awesome tonight and I can't believe that Jenas did not give him man of the match. Without him City would have almost certainly have scored a hatful last night and he deserves all the plaudits.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 7:26 AM
Well done Dan and Wigan. Always thought he was good as a centre half. Also goes to prove that statistics dont mean anything. Possession Man city 83% Wigan 17%. Shots Man city 29 Wigan 4. Corners Man city 15 Wigan 0. Statistics are just all HYPE.
posted by Geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 7:31 AM
Burn was destroyed by that imbecile Magath which is why he had to find a new home. Playing him at right back against a speedy winger when we got stuffed by Stoke was probably the last straw On another note , shouldnt it be ‘defence’ not ‘defense’ or is that another Americanism filtering into the English language?
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 7:56 AM
KEETCH54 thats what appens when people watch the amount of yank s###t on the box or films.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:06 AM
No it's what happens when spell checker kicks in and your computer is set to American English because you work for a Danish company that issues it to you.

The only thing that goes on my box Geezer is 90 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission. Can't stand American serials.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:31 AM
MST - After 20 years of working for the Viking’s, you have my sympathy.
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:57 AM
What ever happen to a Collins english dictionary. And the best thing on the box is the off switch.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 9:02 AM
Ps Borgen the bridge the killing beck wallander plus many more. Spiral a frozen death from France. We cant not make any thing better. O and the one from Iceland was good.
posted by Geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 9:17 AM
Think you mean fortitude ;-)). Our version of the bridge (the tunnel) was pretty good too.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:14 AM
PS surprised you didn't mention girl with a dragon tattoo ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:14 AM
Keetch I'm just over half way to your target but it ain't been easy. Seriously though, the company I work for pretty much leaves me alone to run their UK and Irish operation so not too bad. I can think of worse jobs - can't stand Scandinavian food though fish and raw vegetables doesn't do it for me so eat a lot of the time down the golden arches when I'm over there ;-)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:17 AM
MST its was the Danish one with Sofia helin and Kim bodnia
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:50 AM
Spent some time in the Norwegian merchant navy when i was seventeen. Food was terrible when at sea i only ate about four days a week. But made up for going ashore.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:57 AM
Kim Bodnia - he is a very good Danish actor but I believe that Helin might be Swedish - not sure. Both in the bridge though which, as you write was the original Danish version of our programme called the tunnel.

For those who haven't seen it, instead of the found body cut in half in the middle of the channel tunnel it is found in the middle of the bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Pretty much the same plot though although a little slower than our version. Worth a watch if you can live with a few more subtitles and a little less dialogue than the English/French version....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 10:58 AM
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Villa put ten minutes of extended highlights up on YouTube on Sunday. It's free to all. Its also on their website, as is the full match, free to all, yet Fulham want fans to subscribe to see it without even a preview or duration. Which club do you think has the bigger ambitions?
I have had two seasons in the Riverside for many years, ans as a point of principle will not pay for the club’s subscription to Fulham TV. For ticket holders it should be free
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 19th February 2018, 7:31 PM
Firstly Villa have more money so they don’t care about the loose change. Secondly, I agree they could have added an extra £10 to season tickets and be part of the package, and nobody would complain. Agree it doesn’t make sense to pay to hear the thoughts of our players.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 7:35 PM
John it's akin to having to pay to watch adverts. My biggest gripe is that I can't get Jim McMullions commentary, which I could listen to while doing the morning feeds. If we want to be a "big" club we need to start acting like one in all departments. Assuming 10,000 subscribers, and that's a gross overestimation, that would equate to around 150k per annum, presumably a lot less than the wages of our recent batch of Great White Hopes; Soares, Djallo, et al. BTW, Joka needs to buy a suit that fits. Looks like he's outgrown the current clobber.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:39 PM
Arizonan, irrespective of suit size, Joka's sartorial attire on Saturday certainly outclassed Steve Bruce's Lithuanian builder's style. Ladies of my acquaintance complain of hot flushes as Joka strides towards the dug-outs; their advice might be the tighter the better!
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:21 PM
Commentary on Wednesday,s game is on BBC Radio London. I don’t subscribe to FFC tv, but I really don’t think it that expensive bearing in mind our season tickets are not expensive in relation to other clubs.
posted by Big Al (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 6:51 AM
From my point of view it is not about the cost BA. It is the principle that the club expect you to pay for interviews and information that other clubs do and Fulham should give for free. I have no interest in watching a re-run of the game although I appreciate that for some people it is essential and agree that perhaps that should be chargeable as I have to pay for SKY if I want to see a re-run of the goals in the Prem and the football league.

I don't even think that Fulham TV should be affiliated to season ticket holders; basic information like which players are fit, injury updates, player and manager interviews should be free to everyone who visits the FFC official site.

Just my two penneth.....

posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:38 AM
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Was listening to five live last night and I can’t believe all the spurs fan called in and talked as though as Spurs have been knowcned out of the FA cup and, didn’t go as far as calling for his head, come complaining about their manager! WTF!! They got a home replay and will likely to beat Rochdale and progress. I also watched the match and for the first time in years I actually was hooked. It was great to see Rochdale competing with spurs. I was a massive Eochdale supporter for 90minutes. I think the spurs coach have done a favour for the cup - if he put out his first time, it will be a boring 3-0 or something to spurs. Putting out his 2nd team made the match competitive which maybe not such a bad thing for football and the FACup. Anyway I really can’t believe those Spurs fans whinging!! WTF! Maybe they don’t deserve a top 4 place!!
I remember back in the 50's spurs away in the cup drawing 2-2 at crewe, 3 days later winning 13- 2 in the replay. Gate money always counts to them before all else!
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Tuesday 20th February 2018, 2:33 PM
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Monday 19th February 2018, 2:50 PM

If I can bore you for a minute, I'll take you back 14 years to a match Old Meadonians (my team) v Wandsworth Town both teams played 5 won 5. Half Time 0-0 tightest of games. A young lad of 16 standing beside me, and as manager I have to give him a game. Full time we've won 7-1 the young lad has scored a hat-trick in 15 mins. He left our 9th Team before Christmas and joined our 5th team then scored the winning goal in the Old Boys Cup final with our 1st XI at the end of the season. I didn't realize that he was on Harrow Boro's books, from there to Barnet, then Bristol City and on to Middlesborough. WHY I am I telling you this ? He now players for Villa and in our programme on Saturday had him down as their 'Star Player' ...Albert Adoham who just happens to be their top scorer this season. And lucky for us was out with a hamstring injury. He has scored in 3/4 matches against us. One the nicest guys in football, also a Ghanian International.
Great story FF :-)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 3:33 PM
freddie , were old meadonians a worcester pk team
posted by morelne (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 3:46 PM
Nothing boring about that little story mate- just a pity you couldn't have steered him in the direction of Craven Cottage!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 3:54 PM
Great story Freddie. I recall when my son used to play kids/youth football, you'd sometimes see a brilliant talent standing head and shoulders above the crowd, seemingly destined for footballing stardom. Of course the reality is that it rarely happens, competition is fierce, and even the sharpest talents often get no further than playing Sunday mornings at Hackney Marshes.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 5:15 PM
If those two had played villa might not have been so defensive first half giving us more licence to attack the way we played second half would still have won !!!! at the end of the day when we get our arse into gear there’s no one in this league to touch us !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 6:10 PM
Was he a local youth. And how did he land up in the midalands. Did his family move
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 6:33 PM
Well thanks for the posts lads, no Old Meadonians play at Duke Meadows hence 'The Meads'. Last time I spoke to him (outside the Cottage) I said how about coming here and he whispered..unfortunately I'm a QP.... well no ones perfect.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:13 PM
Sorry as for his family they were, and as far as I know still in West London. One other fact is while Brenden Rogers was at Liverpool he offered £2.M FOR Albert while he was at Bristol City. I have watched his progress with interest over the years and when he's interviewed he still refers to his time at the Meads and the work Harrow Bor did with him. Now 30 I feel that maybe the Premiership has past him by which for someone with a good sense of his roots maybe deserved. By the fact that he's a 'Rs' fan wont hold that against him and wish him all the best. As for things Fulhamish..Bristol City 2-4 Fulham COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:23 PM
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....am I suddenly the subject of posts again? Don't you lot have more interesting things to think about and write about than me??

I have a life and apart from attending Craven Cottage over the weekend (fantastic result by the way), I have other things with which I can fill it rather than reading and posting on this board!!

Crikey people!!

MST Come off it u love it. All the attention
posted by johnnys jockey (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:06 AM
You put a post on on Saturday then it disappeared. Don't have a go at others.
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posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 12:37 PM
Then someone put a message on in your name and that person was able to delete it within 20 minutes. Limits the number of suspects!
posted by The pope (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 1:30 PM
At least five people below saw the message so it's not just my old eyesight.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 1:32 PM
Do you know what Pope, think what you like because I'm past caring what you lot think :-(. Sigh!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 1:41 PM
Im not a conflictive person and most of the time consider mst posts to be quite objective. However somebody did post in your name and hence an i p should have been registered.I tried on several occasions to post a reply but the system kept saying "your post has not been secessful".gave up.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 2:26 PM
Does it really matter in the great scheme of things? Personally I have a lot more pressing matters to worry about than who did and didn't post a message on a message board where half the people aren't who they say they are and the other half have pseudonyms ;-)).

At least I use my initials so there is something vaguely true ;-)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 4:38 PM
Come on mst where only kidding !!!!!!!!!!!sigh!!!!l
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 6:11 PM
Can’t be mst he don’t moderate any more !!!! Or does he !!
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Well done Leeds, for taking a point off of Bristol City, and doing us a big favour. Two very poor sides, and we must fancy our chances of at least a point on Wednesday COYW
Need to be on our game Wednesday they will be hunting us down from the off big defenders dangerous at set pieces. On bright side seem to tire and make mistakes later in game our pace will be a serious problem to them
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:37 PM
Apparently a couple of their key players will miss the match against Fulham due to suspensions! Happy days! Bristol city reached their peak with their win against Man Utd. They are struggling to play full 90mins and with the extra days rest, I expect us to win - probably with a couple of late late goals! We have to be patient, conserve energy and hit them hard in the last 20mins.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:51 PM
I have to say, I am not confident about this game as City have now beaten us three or four times on the bounce and they seem to be our bogey team. Hope I'm wrong.

Bristol City is actually the nearest stadium to where I live (half hour away) but unfortunately I can't make it as I will be in Denmark for work on Wednesday :-((. I've been to the last few games so hopefully my non-attendance will be a good omen.


posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:10 AM
If you check the record, we beat BC at their place 4-1 and 2-0 last season. We've lost all 3 games at the Cottage.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:50 AM
Correction, all 4 home games.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:52 AM
I have no idea I thought BC and Cardiff wont be a problem but Derby would be tough and Villa I doubted we could do it and thought they would take 2nd place and we would be 4th. Now I have no idea Surely Cardiff cant take 2nd place ?
posted by Tezza - Monday 19th February 2018, 11:45 AM
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Some of you lot need to calm down. Yes it was a good win and a great three pints but the first half was pants. Two nervous teams that did not play well and Sessegnon and Ayite were the worst players on the pitch. Obviously that is now disguised because they both scored but Sesses was a miskick and ayites was a gift so we got lucky again. Some people are Saying it’s the best we’ve played for years but they can’t watch us very often because we have played much better lost of times this season. As I said great win and three well earned points but that’s all. We did not out play villa and we are no super team so cam down as you will only be disappointed if you think we are going to take three points from each of the next few games.
Never missed a home game so name me the games where we played better...where luck did come into it.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:05 PM
I would agree with you on first half , two cautious teams that cancelled each other out . And I thought Floyd A had a particularly quiet game and was going to be replaced by Piazon . But 2 nd half I thought we were brilliant , totally took Villa apart and should have scored at least 2 more. Ok both goals had a slice of fortune , but that is all part of the game . The next few games in particular are going to be tough. I don't think anyone really thinks different , but the 2 nd half yerstaday gave us every reason to be optimistic .
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:17 PM
Being cautious in the first half against a team like Villa is what I call good play. When we got their measure we did the bussiness.
posted by Harry Longball (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:25 PM
At last, from the old FFC meesageboard you ARE that pessimistic idiot once known as REALSITIC who has now resurfaced as REALIST. You are as a complete prat now as much as you were then. You don't change do you, tool.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:32 PM
You're a in a laugh realist. First half Villa well organised, second half we found the answer, both goals very well taken and we should have scored a couple more.bring on city
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:40 PM
Yes Ayite and Sessengnon never managed to get out of the first gear in the first halfback is clear and obvious. But they both scored beautifully taken goals, winning goals more than make up for the first half, which by the way I believe was down to the tactics imposed on them by the manager. Again here, the manager recognised whatever he wanted to happen in the first half did not materialised, he adjusted the tactics in the second half and we were brilliant! Again maybe the manager do have plan B’s and C’s in his bag just they are still possession based. Agree let’s not get too carried away as we still have another 14 games to win but don’t be too modest about it!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:46 PM
Sess scored with his right (weakest foot), it was a good reflex strike. We don't need miseries like you "realist" to wind us up. PS where's MST?
posted by macedo - Sunday 18th February 2018, 7:20 PM
This Realist is actually an imposter, It was I who used to post occasionally under the monicker Realistic, so yet again you are wrong Mr White, as all the observations you post on football in general or others contributions are. That said, he is nevertheless absolutely correct and you Mr White know absolutely nothing about football. You are quite offensive though. I think John makes some good points, worthy of consideration. Bit of luck maybe but we’ll taken goals. Second half we destroyed them, they were totally demoralised and really posed no threat what so ever. Mind it wouldn’t have been quite so easy if Grealish had been playing. Great win but we do have to be a bit more realistic. No posts from MST, do we think he’s realised that Sessingnon is good at what he does, even if he can appear on another planet for periods of the game? If he keeps popping up with regular goals, should we care?
posted by The Real Realist (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:16 PM
Did not see it like that first half became obvious villa came not to lose 70 odd possession Second half raised our game to pacey for there defence Hutton at left back to slow the old palace player ( jelenek )all over the place and j t accident waiting to happen although there full back played quite well against sess best this year To mark him he still popped up with a goal he’s certainly got something about him
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:51 PM
A little fortunate maybe,played 8 won 7 drew 1 think you’ll find that’s fantastic form not luck you mug!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:30 PM
Floydie is highly regarded by the boss Slavisa, and apparently first pick if fit on the team sheet. A quiet first half by his standards, but give him credit for that quick thinking goal. Not many strikers would have engaged their brain that quickly to execute that one. Give the guy a break, he has just come back from injury, and is still finding his feet. Tom Cairney is the same, and he is getting better and better. Tom Cairney needs to score a 25 yarder, and that will be the signal tht he is well and truly back in the groove for me. Ryan Sessegnon took his goal well, it wasn't the cleanest of hits, but the main thing about this guy is, his excellent sense and radar reception to be in the right place and at the right time. Ryan is still 17 and most 17 year olds, don't get the amount of games he does. 12 Goals is a fantastic return, and there is more. A lot of them might be tap ins, and regarded as easy and unmissable, but there are bigger named strikers out there that can't hit a barn door at the moment. We should thank ourselves lucky that we haven't secured the services of 1 Daniel Sturridge.Now that is a expensive mistake in my eyes. Wengar would have wrapped Sessegnon in cotton wool. I would rather have 20 tap ins from Sess, more so than a moody prima donna of a striker.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:35 PM
Can't find too much to disagree with the original post to be honest but then my opinion on Sess is well documented. He was knocked off the ball countless times on Saturday because he is too light weight. Great strike by Ayite but Sess' was a bit lucky as he definitely mis-hit the shot.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 9:22 AM
Yes agree sessengnon is always lucky being at the right place at the right time! After all how easy to tap the ball into the goal! Luck is priceless!! So Sessengnon is priceless!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 11:07 AM
Re Ryan Sessegnon scoring a lot of tap ins, the great Jimmy Greaves scored 386 goals and the vast majority were tap ins so he must have been very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time. It matters not the slightest How you score just keep on doing what you are doing Ryan, you have the ability of being " lucky enough" plenty of times this season and long may it last
posted by Harry Brown (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 11:52 AM
Well, of course, I understand your point but my point has always been about his value and ability now and not his potential because I can agree that he has great potential.

Surely after Saturday though, you can see that he needs to bulk up considerably and learn another skill or two because running fast will only get you so far - ask Forest Gump ;-)).

From your point of view though, what happens when the luck runs out?

At the end of the day it is only opinions and we all have them :-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th February 2018, 12:54 PM
Lee Travino the American golfer was quoted as saying " it's strange but the harder I train the luckier I seem to get" So carry on training Sess
posted by Harry Brown (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 2:04 PM
MST asks the question " what happens when your luck runs out"? For some it never seems to I mean Simon Cowell is still appearing on our screens !!!!
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Sess foes undeniably need to bulk up, Villa’s right back ( the boyfrom Man U on loan from Man U - his name escapes me) only a few tears older but had him in his pocket despite Sess’s goal. I still am of the opinion that to play a 17 year old week in and out will create problems as he gets older and matures - just look at Michael Owen and Norman Whiteside who suffered in their mid 20’s onwards due to subjecting their bodies to too much too soon.
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Love it.. https://www.villatalk.com/topic/17336-ratings-reactions-fulham-v-villa/
You've got to admit Marbs, they beat us hands down in talking balls; kicking balls not so much ...
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 18th February 2018, 4:01 PM
Cant understand you .We dominated in both halfs.JS team selection and tactics were spot on.Mitro more than a match for old JT and kept the defenders busy allowing us to get in behind.Betts used him as a target man ,occasionly playing out from the back when necessary.Could not fault any of our players ,best I have seen for years.Hope JS makes no changes to this setup.Confidence is high.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 5:28 PM
Haary is your problem reading or comprehension?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 18th February 2018, 6:39 PM
ARI!! cowboys don't use words like comprehension, the say !howdy, that's my brand you varmit,and like something from the chuck wagon .
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Bishop speak with forked tongue ...
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See, brain washed already by tumble weed and rattlers.
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would like to know opinions whether with such important games coming up one after the other ,if Slavisa should always start with his strongest XI and replace as circumstances demand or spread the physical effort. Personally for B City I would start Kamara & Kebano .Probaby rest TC and use Norwood and even contemplate Odoi for Kalas.
Love it when one of our fans picks what he considers to be our best side No disrespect Bruv but think we should leave it up to the Guvnor cos at the moment he seems up to the task!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 2:39 PM
Christie is somewhere in the mix. No good running Ryan into the ground.
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Great result yesterday, and one we all longed for. There is no doubt that everyone is buzzing, but I do see a small(?)cloud on the horizon.We currently have six loan players in the squad in Targett,Kalas,Norwood,Ojo, Piazon and Mitrovic. All of these have played a great part in our current success, so I am a bit concerned if they all have to return to their parent clubs at the end of the season. I do not think for one moment that we would be able to sign all six on a permanent basis, so who do you think we should try and go for. The optimist in me says that I am sure they would all like to stay!!
Dave you worry too much! If we go up all six players will be queuing to sign for us. If we don’t go up, that’s another story and issue Fulham would need to deal with. We don’t need all six. We managed without Ojo and Kalas is replaceable in my opinion. Piazon would sign. As I think Norwood as well. If we don’t go up we will Bank Sessengnon and Cairney money and we will have enough dosh to find decent replacement. But let’s worry about that in June. Now enjoy the team!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 11:29 AM
Problem is Dave, Mr Kahn has a track record of being quite happy with a second division team. He is also shy at the Greek misfit who could not play in the Premiership Kostausalot in paying real money for the players who will not only get us up but more importantly keep us up! I personally do not favour the loan system at all because it allows false hopes, dawns call it what you will. IF you ain't signed to FFC are you ever going to give it your ALL.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 4:04 PM
Keep thinking of permutations and teams I don’t want to be in top six end of season at a conservative opinion think we will get 27 more points as a conclusion just go through season unbeaten and take it from there personally I think regardless of this year I’m really confident that if we can keep this squad more or less together and have a good first half of season next year we will be in wolves position more or less and auto promotion !!!!!
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Typical we get a good win outplay a rival completely second half after working out first half they came not to lose should have won by 4 goals. Usual crap two best players down did not play well blah blah blah personally thought we play really well second half villa done well to escape with s two goal deficit at least Bruce had the grace to say they lost to a good side !!!
Absolutely Len , except Bruce or anyone else wouldn't say "we lost to a crap side"
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 19th February 2018, 10:01 AM
True but normally managers blame defeat on there own teams display on the day reckon within there ranks they will put this down as a reality check see how they perform next time out !!! could be an interesting week all round
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Apparently only Sergio Aguero has scored more goals in 2018 in the top 4 tiers of English football than Ryan Sessegnon
Wow that’s an amazing stats! Surprised Kane is not up there. Sess is class and he can be as good as bale but with the ability and goal instinct of a striker that Bale isn’t! If we are promoted we should lock him down for 4-5morr seasons otherwise sell him for at least £50m.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 11:25 AM
Sorry but Sergio Aguero will beat Mr Kane to be the top scorer in the Premiership this year, dependent on if City play him and he don't get injured. This still does not mean Man City will not sell him at the end of the season, which I think they will. Well I wasn't going to vote for a Spurs player, a team that are trying to entice Ryan Sessegon away for peanut was I? Still think he will be with us next year. Like Johnny Haynes, he has the world at his feet why should he make a move too soon like Luke Shaw?
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Brilliant result and loved Steve Bruce's answers as to why Villa did not get a result against us. Is it all down to Betts coming back as our No 1? I don't know but every player seemed to be playing out of the skins. Now only dosh can defeat us. We need our players to stand up and be counted. If they do they want to swap places with Sone Aluko at Reading or Scott Malone at Huddersfield - who has hardly played this season in a Premiership team doomed to relegation so be it? Lets all pull together now and get Fulham where we belong!
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Enjoying s beer tonight celebrating our success. Even if we don’t get anything out of our next run of matches, (which I think we will), I don’t care. There’s just such a great feeling about beating them today. Nothing as sweet as beating a team the critics didn’t think we’d beat, especially when it’s Villa, and even more so when we put a team on a long winning run to the sword. Great feeling tonight. COYW!!!
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Ever since Slav gave us what we wanted & finally dropped Button after umpteenth mistake, with Betts we have been so solid from back to front - Looking at the goals Scored/Conceded since Betts in the team Shocking ;) Surely we have got on our hands one of the best Young English GK - what do you think??
I'd wondered since the start of the season why on earthButton was back in nets other than he makes more Dosh than Betts. Last years winning run came when we turned to Betts and if Slavisa had run him Out for the opener against Norwich in August we'd not be in the mess we're in now. We'd have been top of the league by a mile.
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The mess we're in now ?????
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:42 AM
Point taken about keepers but it’s not entirely buttons fault to our shakey first half of season. There are other factors ( playing out from back every opponent knows it difference is Betts does it better although he had his moments sort of like the arsenal of e few seasons back don’t seem to get cracking till after Xmas as of yesterday once we realised villa only came not to lose by far the better team second half very good bit concerned about likely end to season as it stands don’t want to midland teams Maybey it’s time with plenty of points to play for go for second dare I say it if we have a good week bit nearer second place take points every game think the only team to leave top six will be Bristol !!!! could be a very exciting couple of months (Betts in suns team of day ?????)
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:36 AM
Yes not all Buttons fault but one thing is clear Ream and Button for reasons no one can explain cannot play together. Ream is a different player with Betts and without Ream performing, we would not be the team we are today. We are stronger defensively and we attack with more intent. Ream has to be the top 2 players of the season!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 11:14 AM
Bettonelli is far more voval than Button, and i guess that whatever Betts is saying when they have a group hug works.
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Great win today. Unlike last week I was confident we’d win today and almost the 3-0 shoreline I predicted . Anyway we are confirmed the form team since beginning of December (just a shame we had a terrible October and November). Hey it doesn’t matter - we have time to make up!! If all the teams finish the next 14 games exactly the way they finished their last 14, the table would look like 1st Wolves 103 points, GD +47. 2nd Fulham 87, +36, 3rd, Aston Villa 86, +29, 4th. Cardiff 85 +30, 5th Derby 84, +36. So if we continue we have a good chance of finishing 2nd! Another 32 points from 14 games!
Agree with you John - Gonna be a great race for 2nd place - with Cardiff might go right to the wire - so at least another 30 points we require - pls ;)
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Could have sworn I saw a post at half time from MST giving young Sess some stick. Can't find it now, did you delete it MST after Sess scored?
me too
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 11:13 PM
Yep defo there but he obviously didn't want to look to have spoken too soon.
posted by The Pope (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 11:58 PM
Yes he did, said he should have been taken off at ht, and is not the star he was going to be because of one half of football. Muppet
posted by Pete (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:54 AM
Ooh, that's a bit embarrassing
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Did not know mst has the power to delete annymore thought he gave up moderating !!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:38 AM
I think MST was right...sessegnon & ayite had very poor first halves. Could have been taken off at half time. They pushed further up the pitch in the 2nd half and their performances were alot better!!
posted by Ah (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:56 AM
Don't know what you were watching. Villa are a good side who had won seven matches on the trot. They had a plan and managed to close us down early on. Unlike earlier in the season we have plans to change our style and play and we did it and with players of there quality they both scored goals.
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SJ out! What do you think Riverside and MST?
Spot on Terry quite funny that they take this approach why not man up and say I got it wrong.
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mst thinks he is always right and criticises anyone who does not agree with him.
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Have the say how disappointed I was today. Everyone said this would be a tight game and we just blew them away. Back to our best. We are simply ourstanding. Bring on city and Wolves can’t wait.
Could not make game today but when met people coming away from the match they said we played well but the former Arsenal guy on Sky who was watching said both the teams and match were poor.Who is right?
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 9:45 PM
In the first half both teams cancelled each other out .2 nd half we were simply brilliant , blew Villa away , should have scored at least 2 more . One of the best 45 minutes I have seen from Fulham for several seasons , a complete performance.
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 10:28 PM
Brian, if you mean Charlie Nicholas, you shouldn't trust the judgement of a man who, well into his late fifties, sports a stud earring. As for his take on the game, it was a tight first half, far from a classic; but second half Fulham served up a masterclass.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 10:49 PM
Having seen the game first hand I can confirm that Charlie Nicholas is guilty of delivering a lazy attempt at punditry His description of the game shows that he wasn't actually paying real attention. Great player that he was he should probably stick to covering Premier League games as they might just hold his interest, and Please stop patronising the rest of us.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 1:07 AM
A bit strong coming out with those comments, I thought it was a really good match. If he didn't think so , he should go and watch some of the drivel that comes out of Scotland
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 18th February 2018, 9:06 AM
Think teusday will be hard but city unlike villa will be coming at us and if we survive early on reckon we will be to good for them in the last 30 minutes or so they appear to tire and we don’t !
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I said so, i was showing you guy's. If you do the maths, 2+2=4, and thats the truth ruth!!! Break down the players on the pitch today, and everyone can see the ability and class difference in Fulham players. Fredericks, he was always going to be a danger because he is the quickest. All he needed to do was beat his man, and put over a decent ball. Fredericks is starting to show a lot, lot more now. I won't bother to bore you with details on our stats for everyone else. It's simple really. This Fulham team was always showing just enough to make everyone think, HMMM, if only he could have done this or that, or he put that ball wide, into nowhere, etc,etc. It doesn't take a mastermind to work out that if and when our players turn up, and show their true colours,and talent, we would be the victors. Of course, this is Fulham, and in a perfect world, we would see 11 Fulham players play to their max every week. This is Fulham, and logic tells you that we will never see this. The good news is Fulham only need 4 or half a dozen players playing to 100% and we would still beat everyone in this league, all except Wolves. Now that is scary guy's! The question is, how good are we? Wolves are wiltering a bit, under that top spot. It does make you wonder, if Fulham were to put in half a shift? That in my book of maths would make that a draw against Wolves next week. The question is, if we really turn up in that game, and play nearer to 80%? We would beat Wolves no problem. 100% is impossible, We are Fulhamish afterall... ENJOY THE MOMENT GUY'S WE ARE AWESOME, AND WE ARE FULHAM!!! MST I REALLY THINK YOU SHOULD KEEP A PICTURE OF RYAN SESS ON YOUR MIRROR, AND SHOW HIM SOME LOVE!!!!
Targett has been excellent on the other side, too. Fredo is a gem and Prem level player, I think Targett is too. What a squad we’ve built. Mitro was excellent, he could turn into a Bobby Z for us. AK has unbelievable potential w his pace and power. Fingers crossed on MacDonald and Cairney. I was certain Tom had done his collarbone, but it could be a ligament issue in his shoulder. I’ll be stunned if both can go on Wednesday, both knocks looked bad. Great to see Ayite back in the mix.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 9:19 PM
Drago' we can afford the luxury of giving Big mac and Cairney a break on Wednesday, because we have Kabano, Piazon, Norwood, Fonte, etc. If they have niggly injuries? Rest them 100%! Let's find out about formations, and tactics etc. This Fulham squad needs to be stretched, and let's see how much more angles and talent we can eek out of this squad. I still think we are only performing half of what we are capable of. Is it too late to catch Wolves now?
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Slav has produced a seriously great team. Just watched the game and was in awe of our talent, Villa were just so outclassed. All heroes but have to say Tim Ream was outstanding. Bring on Wednesday we can now beat anyone including Wolves when we are playing like that. The Tigana days are back.
What’s also promising is to have all our best players back, up and running , AND playing in their best positions
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 5:42 PM
Here endeth the lesson.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 6:32 PM
Took a while to get going then only 1 winner,nobody to fear,we’re playing very simple effective football as for Ryan sessingnon he always seems to be in the right place. Bring on Bristol and wolves will be interesting 2 matches
posted by Mike (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:22 PM
We were outstanding. Fredericks gets my man of my he match vote, scorching runs down the wing, committed defending, an all round player. Simply outclassed villa.
posted by macedo - Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:36 PM
Fredericks only needed to improve on top of the negatives and it was only a matter of time when he showed his class. We have a few players who will eventually burst out of their shell sooner or later. Now that is scary for the opposition!!! If we had sold fredericks at that ridiculous price quoted, we would have been robbed again. We need to put a stop to this noncence.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 8:04 PM
Great Post!! We really do have a Fantastic squad who are playing really well & got each other’s back - great mix of experience & hungry young talent now in fruition - Happy Days COYW
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Just read that Wansworth Borough Council will be banning kids from among other things- playing football ( with coats as goalposts) climbing trees and generally forbidding everything that youngsters enjoy. They say that 87% of local residents approve of the scheme it would appear that Victor Meldrew is still alive and kicking. it begs the question how many of FFCs locals would support closing us down?
Because they’re foreign?! Keep your poxy hatred for UKIP websites you prat. Half our team are ‘foreign ‘ you berk.
posted by JtB (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 2:08 PM
Nasty post Eric. Just because people voted UKIP it doesn't necessary follow that they are racist. Many voted to leave because they wanted the UK to be free of EU laws telling us what we can and can't do, we have always been a great trading nation, as if you have the patience you I'll soon discover. Plus 50 million a day is a hell of a lot to give to the EU who incidentally have never had their books cleared - not accusing them of corruption there again I wouldn't have thought that Oxfam would be involved in any wrongdoings!!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 2:36 PM
Sorry Eric my post was intended for J t B
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 2:39 PM
So that’s it eh? Somebody on here blames ‘foreingers’ But my post is nasty. Pathetic. The leave vote though bigger was only a third of the voting electorate. On top of that they actually believed the bilge about NHS, borders and ‘our law’ when in actual fact we always had control over them. Whats going to be hilarious is when the ‘foreigners’ likeToyota, Suzuki and Honda all nip over the Chanel - what are the Mackems and all the other northern leavers gonna do then? Wales and most of the north east is 60% funded by Europe. Oh and have fun trying to get medical help once the foreigners have left.
posted by JtB (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 5:08 PM
Well, your post was nasty and your follow up an immature political rant on a football website. Why do you bother?
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 17th February 2018, 5:27 PM
F OFF jtb
posted by Nick (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 5:31 PM
JTB the a*hole
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JtB one cell
posted by Inglethorpe (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:43 PM
So we were always in charge of own laws were we Jt B.perhaps you were unaware that the EU banned us from dredging our rivers - result many homes were flooded - not to mention certain light bulbs and restrictions on vacuum cleaners and no doubt many others
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:49 PM
I wish Wandsworth council would take a look in the river and ban all the shi- floating along when you having a pint at half time turd's by the thousand's but that is ok get on to Thames Water
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 9:35 PM
Look we got lazy year's ago knock out one more kid get a bigger house, flat sign on get dole £ more than you could get by working .then bring in cheap labour cleaner's ,waiter's bus driver's oh this is cheap it was in a sale I got 90%off oh let's stay in Europe we are stronger or my company will go elsewhere and join all the high earner's if they put tax up to high p--s off the lot of you COYW
posted by 2nd ave (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 9:55 PM
I mean come on stand on your own two feet you can do it
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rip ,to a big fulham fan , clifford barnham passed on thursday , fulham boy from a fulham supporting familey
rip , good freind back in the day, thought he was in spain , the bell tolls for us all
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rip cliff
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Sad news, one of our own - R.I.P Big Cliff
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another good fulham boy gone , see ya on the other side cliff
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Was he related to the boxing barnams I used to watch in darkie hughs gym when a kid?,tommy david , a cabbie I think,billy all boxers .
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tommys nephew ,
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FFC TV 10 quid for today's game worth every penny. Sings loud and proud ladies and gent's - Villa taking 6,000 to the match
Madrid. I bought the first 2 matches this season as one off but then the whole pack and have regrets having done so. By the way, if you hang around where your nick says, might team up one day as I travel around the cOuntry and we are probably the only 2 faithful here.
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Madrid. I bought the first 2 matches this season as one off but then the whole pack and have regrets having done so. By the way, if you hang around where your nick says, might team up one day as I travel around the cOuntry and we are probably the only 2 faithful here.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 2:45 PM
Sorry, meant to say NO REGRETS . THe forum has been playing uo
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IMPORTANT Please buy your tickets in advance,as there has been no Pay on the day for away fans so far this season. FREE transport is a good idea so if you are Coming by road. Do NOT USE M4/M32 route and don't try to negotiate the roads and streets of Bristol YOU WILL GET LOST If you are coming by road use M4/M5 southbound to junction 18(Avonmouth) then follow signs A4 Bristol airport It looks the long way round but its quicker. Parking is normally in the streets around the area as long as you are there by 6pm please don't block drive ways or park on corners. If you are coming by train there is a local train service to PARSON STREET from Bristol Temple Meads 17:54 18:27 and 18:56 Good train times as most trains from the North or from the London direction arrive at quarter to the hour or quarter past the hour it takes you two thirds of the way to the ground and walk the rest of the way.BUT no return service. You will pass Sainsburys on the left with restaurant,Robins pub again on your left hand side When you approach the ground I suggest you walk past wickes using the pavement as the concourse area behind the big new stand gets very congested with bodies Please make sure you get your train ticket showing PARSON STREET We are trying to promote PARSON STREET for football fans till Ashton gate halt comes on line. Split train tickets are available to Bristol from the London area. If there are at least three of you get a taxi Make sure the taxi driver drops you in the Ashton Road end as it a very long walk round from the other end Last train back to London is at 22:35,make sure your there in good time. As their are no Parcel trains Milk trains or Parcel trains anymore. Casualty usedto filmed in the City don't ask me about the programmes is rubbish The young ones was also filmed in the BS7 area of the City(actually its Bishopston) Finally the block of flats on the left behind the dolman stand side as you are in the away end is "the" block of flats in "fools and horses" Pubs possibly best one are in the cumberland road basin area novia scotia pump house and the cottage. Buy your match day programme before you enter the away end. BBC Radio station is radio Bristol which has frequencies and 94:9 and DAB and 95:5 Pubs: best ones are along the Cumberland Roads area,suggest park your car and then walk to the ground. In season 2016/17 on a wednesday night 632 visited Ashton gate and in 2015/16 1,309 fans visited Ashton Gate If you need any further info,feel free to ask.
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We should stop putting ourselves down on this forum, quite frankly it is getting a bit tedious! Fulham are more than capable of beating Aston Villa, and i am going with the 3.0 predicted score from john. Didn't anybody take any notice of the game when we played Villa at Villa? Brucie was a better player than he is a manager, and i am confident that Slavisa and coaching staff can come up with the right kind of tactics and formations to beat Villa tomorrow. We have players like AK47-Kamara,Floyde Aite, Neskins Kabano, etc, chomping at the bit, and they probably won't all get a game. To be honest, i can see Slavisa starting with the same 11 from last week, and bringing 1 or 2 of the named players on depending on if we need to consolidate or chase the game. Fulham are more preditory when we go 1.0 down, so i wouldn't panic if we do. Brucie got away with that last win against us, and it should be a different story this time around. I personally would be bamboozling John Terry on his side. We have more than enough artillery, and trickery to gain success there. Target and Sess will definitely make sure they have a torrid afternoon down that left side, and ryan fredericks is a double barrel of pace. So long as Fredericks gets those crosses in all afternoon, Big Mitro will surely be rewarded. Johansen is in great form, and i like Fonte in there for his assist. Cairney and piazon i haven't touched on,and i am not being fair to the rest of the team. Macdonald is beaming with confidence on Flham TV by the way. How can we not be confident about beating Villa tomorrow? Like john say's, we have too many guns to beat them. My plan Z for tomorrow if ll else fails, is bring on the big gun! One AK47-KAMARA'AAAAA!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the endorsement! I seriously think we have a great team and a very exciting football manager. What we are still lacking sometime is the mental strength but I can see we are improving with each match. We scored more late goals than anyone else in the championship- that’s down to our fitness level and hopefully mental strength! But then we did not have the mental strength to finish off Bolton last week to get our seven win in a row! As I said last week, there might be a silver lining with that draw that we will come out tomorrow with a fresh start! We could be on fire therefore the 3-0 prediction is not unrealistic. COYW!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 9:18 PM
Agreed John. I relish these challenges, and i want to see how a master tactician in Slavisa pulls this off. Steve Bruce is a good manager, but i expect Slavisa to gain the upper-hand in this one. If we utilise our squad in the right way, we should come out on top. Villa have Snodgrass and a few others who will be dangerous, so i expect that Reamy and co will be busy for 90 minutes+. They have a few dead-ball specialist, but so have we in Norwood and Johansen etc. Kevin Macdonald's interview on Fulham TV was full of confidence for tomorrow. Almost time to stop talking about it, and let's go rock and roll brother!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 9:48 PM
Time to show what we are really made of. Yours. Is the earth and everything that's in it. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 12:45 AM
We have the momentum and the firepower to win this match, but it ain't going to be a walk in the park. We have to focus and concentrate right from the beginning to the end and not give Villa a chance to outwit us. I reckon they will score, and we'll need to take our chances to bury the ball in the back of the net when they arrive. Okay, I'll forecast 3-1 to us. These next few matches will show us whether we're going to make a promotion spot or fizzle out. But, and it's a big but, our current squad is not EPL standard unless we invest heavily if and when we get promoted.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 1:37 AM
Yes Owen! That's more like it. AK-47 with a second half brace, wins it at the death. 3-2 to Fulham. Book it.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 5:54 AM
Went onto a Villa message board last night-majority of fans are concerned that we'll turn them over today.They think that our possession football and goal power will give us the edge.Also they have a couple of players doubtful because of injuries.I'm hoping for three points today and for John Terry to score an own goal.
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In case you missed the BBC tweet - https://t.co/lvtq6Tzxqb COYW
Watched it but had no idea who it was and what she was going on about. Maybe I’m too old.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th February 2018, 8:43 PM
Very good looking though. I mentioned it all en passant to Fliss; she said you're still a tiger. Hmmm. Enquiring minds and all that ...
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 17th February 2018, 2:47 AM
MST, your Google button not working?!! Apparently, she's an Australian actress who stars in a film about Tonya Harding. As I'm sure you know, she was an American skater, the first American woman to successfully land a triple axel in competition (thanks Google). Oh, and she beat up someone called Nancy Kerrigan - Tonya Harding, that is, not Margot Robbie. Got it?
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I think Fulham will go one down in the first half and all the action will be in the second half when we will draw 2-2, after giving away a soft goal in the 88th minute. Who of you lot think we can beat Villa at home? My sincere hope is we can wallop them, being a FFC supporter since 1958 but this season the Cottage has not exactly been a fortress and our players except the excellent Sessegon brother seem some times to have their minds eleswehere.
Well, we have won our last six home games so that makes it a little bit of a fortress in my (not so humble) opinion.

I don't think this will be a goal fest to be honest and I can see 1-0 either way. Hope it's Fulham who get the goal.


posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th February 2018, 10:13 AM
i think john terry will score, so we will need 2 to win
posted by eric,m (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 11:42 AM
Out of our last fourteen games since 21 Nov when we beat Sheffield Utd, twelve have been against lower-half sides. Let's be honest, the fixture list has been kind and we've filled our boots with points and a decent GD; apart from the meltdown at Sunderland, we've generally navigated around the banana skins, taking points in the games where we should have, which has been very encouraging. So I guess tomorrow's game will finally demonstrate whether we really do rank among the league's big hitters, or whether our recent race up the table has just flattered to deceive. Can't wait.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 12:44 PM
If we do manage to win it will be the nature of that win which will show us where we truly stand. Villa will be somewhat nervy I feel and we should play with confidence and intelligence and feed off their errors and punish where possible. It will be very close.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 12:59 PM
Think historically have a decent home record against villa !! In the grand scale of things would a draw be a bad result ?.
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 1:45 PM
Villa are a very good team and have the best current form in the league.A draw against a team like this would normally be excellent but due to points dropped at Bolton we need a win if we are hoping for a automatic place as we dont just need 3 points we need to catch Villa.
posted by Tezza - Friday 16th February 2018, 1:56 PM
Just had glance on there website they reckon last Sunday’s performance was on of the best this year well apart from dead ball situations and grealish and one other who’s name escapes me (odamah ??.) who apparantly are doubtful !!! Really come on Bruce !!! Thought they were bang average against a brum side that’s going down surely if we play to our potential and get a decent ref (doubtful) should come out on top villa fans favour a draw but reckon if they win there home and hosed ( not quite ) incedentley our west London fan cub qpr make us in general and begrudgingly the third placed team up via playoffs. Although as one fan said we try not to mention the f word these days they don’t even mention the hoards that follow them away now wonder why !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 3:10 PM
they are more experienced and maybe mentally stronger than us. But we play better football, we are more exciting to watch, we have better football players and we are one team in the championship on a very good day can put five past them!! I think tomorrow is a decent day so 3-0 to Fulham!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 4:03 PM
Big game, wouldn’t want to call it. Two, very good, in form, teams. Suffice to say, looking forward to it, albeit could quite happily sit in a cupboard until it’s all over. As it is I’ll be there, with my clapper!! .. giving the lads whatever encouragement I can. Hopefully we’ll make a big, big noise to inspire to lads to a significant win.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 7:06 PM
As above, 3-1 win.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 17th February 2018, 1:39 AM
It seems like we no longer give away soft goals. That alone right there will give us 36 more points.
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Don’t take nothing on here seriously espically these predictions !! !!
2-1 Fulham
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Dont take nothing = Do take something !!
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 7:18 AM
Like I said don’t take nothing seriously on this board
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 7:35 AM
You cannot be serious , Len .
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posted by Duh (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 8:24 AM
Ok then 8-2 villa
posted by TP (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 8:38 AM
Seriously Len??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th February 2018, 10:07 AM
Don’t take nothing seriously on this board FULHAM6 VILLA1!!!!!!!seriouslyfulham 2 villa 1
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 10:26 AM
If I can be serious for a minute think I would start the game without ak and Mitro. And introduce one if not both to run at them and bully them a bit in second half ( presuming game has not taken a turn for worse !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 10:32 AM
Sorry you can't get to the Cottage anymore Harry I am also dreading that day!!
My better half won the Fulham Flutter on the last day of the season (may have been last one ever) it was just over a Grand and paid for our following year's season tickets.

posted by JBH (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 1:21 PM
Watch it Harry and you Bish, the youngsters will be moaning about our reminiscing:) Not quite as old as you two, first game probably 55/56, but learnt the same lessons as you on where to stand relative to those bloody great barriers. Always remember changing ends at half time, my son still doesn’t believe me. Also remember the dangers of “ bunking in” from the park/ river at the Putney End when we were broke. Like to take the opportunity to wish LTS all the best too. At least now we’ve got commentary and TV, in the old days, if we couldn’t get to the match the only way you could tell how it was going was by the groans or roar when we scored.
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Sadly after over 50 years of going to Craven Cottage, due to ill health am unable to get to the ground anymore..Great memories - " Diddy David" doing the announcing Mr al Fayed doing his circuit of the ground Waving his scarf, the great JH,surely the fore runner to Kevin - de Bruyne, the Lady sitting near me winning the " Fulham flutter" and been given her winnings ( nearly a grand) in a Tesco bag - how Fulhamish was that? The walk back through Bishops park,surely no ground could give you a treat like that. So enjoy all your matches while you can - " you lucky people"
Sad day Harry, hope the health improves. Not all is lost 3 televised games coming up, if not the Play Offs then lots of PFL coverage to enjoy next season for you to enjoy:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 2:45 PM
DITTO to what Morelake has just said, keep your chin up and sign up to the FFC TV. Good luck for the future from all FFC fans in Devon.
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 3:32 PM
Very sad Harry. I hope the health improves and that you get to see your beloved FFC in the Prem some time soon. Stay in touch on this board though.

Fulham Flutter - now there's a memory ;-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 3:40 PM
Sadly I never managed to win it!, but thanks for all your good wishes- lovely lot you Fulham fans
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 4:41 PM
Like you Harry Brown, due to ill health, I am no longer able to go to Craven Cottage, to see my beloved Fulham, but I have been going since 1946, so I have many happy memories, and sad ones as well. I am still an avid follower from home, but as Harry Brown says, make the most of your chances to go along to watch our club, as you don't half miss going, when health stops you COYW
posted by LTS (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 4:59 PM
Really sad,I’ve made so many friends and have introduced so many friends,work colleagues even girlfriends to take a trip down the cottage really enjoy going to the games good and bad. I’m still lucky enough to take that walk along the river (not so lucky on those freezing evenings) and enjoy the entertainment and eccentricity of our lovely club
posted by Mike (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 9:34 PM
harry you will be there in spirit ,,,oh and de bruyne couldnt lace his boots , but you know that
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 11:46 AM
Imposible to compare the two players but no doubt in years to come Old Man City fans will drool over the passing Skills of KDB
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 12:06 PM
May I also add my good wishes to both! harry and lts!as an oldie , first season 47-8 I walked the same walk, Rosaline rd kingwood rd and finlay st got the progg on corner of finlay st and stood In middle of terrace near the cottage until 1986 then the direction changed,you always have to remember as long as you can read as long as you can watch or listen FFC will never leave you .
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 2:59 PM
How true my friend , no doubt you remember the old crash barriers, didn't take me too long to remember if there was a big crowd as was often the case to stand in front of them, small crowd it was good to lean on them
posted by Harry Brown (Guest) - Friday 16th February 2018, 3:13 PM
Whoops followed JBHs lead and posted on the above
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On current form i would go for sess kamara kabano. Probably start mitrovic at bristol.
Kabano and sess? Kamara and Mitrovic??? Not sure the combinations! Bristol city?? Let’s get over Villa first. Yes will be interesting which striker will start. Suspect Fonte had his opportunities.
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What better way to gauge our level of talent, natural ability, and class, by getting some good results from the next 5 games. Why put ourselves behind Wolves, Villa etc? Fulham need to prove that they can cut it in the premiership. I am not saying that by beating Wolves, Derby, Villa, etc, that we will hold our own in the prem,but for sure, we will be heading in the right direction if we beat these guys! We need to know for sure if we cut the mustard. We can make excuses all day long about who has got easier fixtures like Derby etc. I see things differently, and i say Fulham need to beat the likes of Aston Villa on Saturday. Our squad is relatively fresh compared to others at this stage of the season. Tom Cairney, Floyde Aite, Neskins Kabano,etc, have had quite a light season so far because of injuries and so on. The first half of the season was quite heavy with international fixtures, but now after the break, and injuries clearing up, we have the momentum and pendulum swinging our way. Piazons injury at leeds was a blow earlier on, but now it could work out as a blessing in disguise for us. Tom Cairney by the way, has been having re-ab in Ireland for his injuries. So all these stories and conspiracies about him trying to engineer a move are totally false. Fulham TV will confirm all what i say about Cairney, because he has been interviewed about all this. Moving on, we really should have enough in our artillery to disrupt and craft a win against Villa at the Cottage on Saturday. I agree when some say that Terry could be exposed by our wingers and Sessegnon. I really think that Slavisa will be looking to unlock their back 4 on Saturday. Slavisa will be aware of the importance of this time in history. His past exploits with Watford is not forgotten, and he will know that there is no better chance to gain promotion than now, this time. Other teams should be wary of Fulham, and not Fulham be wary of other teams. Let's all look forward and relish this challenge. It is exciting, and we have a well strong squad now. Let's go and make history again!!! FULHAM THE OLDEST AND MOST ICONIC TEAM IN LONDON!!!!!!
Will be an exciting next few weeks for sure. Last two posts nary a mention of your beloved AK-47? He needs your positive reinforcement Owen. Don't give up on him.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 2:51 AM
He's yesterday's news mate. Came in, did his bit, got sidelined. Tough crowd on here ...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th February 2018, 3:40 AM
Yes, exciting five games ahead of us but looking at the table,it may not bead defining as we think. Best case scenario after these five games, we are in the second place (beating Villa and Derby and a couple more wins) and the worse case scenario if we only manage to get five or six points, we fall out of the top six! While we all hope and think the worse case scenario is very unlikely, I wouldn’t rule it out. However, the good news if even if we are outside the top six after these five games, we would not be more than 3-4 points outside the playoffs, which put us in a good or better position than last year with easier fixtures to end the season! I think we are capable of the best case scenario and it will be down to the mental strength of the squad. Last week was a great example I think we lacked that little bit of mental strength,unlike Villa, to believe we can win six in row!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 8:13 AM
Good points Owen and John,being positive and negative goes hand in hand sometimes with being a Fulham fan.My own thoughts on the next five games is...if we can't do ourselves justice against the teams above us over the next few weeks,we'll not deserve promotion.
posted by Old timer (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 8:54 AM
Old timer - many teams in the past got promoted without beating the big teams in the championship. It’s about game management and not beating the string teams. We battered all the big teams in the championship last season and we failed. I don’t remember Huddersfield or Brighton walking over the likes of Wednesday, Villa etc. Promotion is about game management and accumulating points.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 9:08 AM
Agreed promotion is not about playing good football, having a good run or beating the top teams its about maximizing the points from each team you feel you should be getting. You can draw or even lose the odd game away against the top teams and it wont matter but the killer is the 8 points dropped against Burton,Sunderland and Bolton is what will harm us getting automatic promotion. We should have won these and we would already be in 2nd and would be looking at just drawing against the top team now we have to beat them which I feel might be to much to ask.
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There is a good little calculater at:

If you have two minutes to spare (and the inclination) you can predict how the Chamionship will finish. You will need to predict home win, away win or draw for all 136 games left but it is very quick.

I had Villa in 2nd with 92 pts, Fulham in 3rd with 87 pts, Bristol City in 4th with 82 pts, Derby in 5th with 79 ptsand Cardiff in 6th with 78 pts. If that happened I'd be happy and could see us playing Bristol City at Wembley ;-)))
I will try it on Saturday evening. The Villa match is a 6 pointer.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 1:16 PM
The resident expert predicts. Not a Riversider we hope.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 6:47 PM
A famous film producer once said in his experience the trouble with prediciting the future was it was very unpredictable !!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 10:34 PM
It's just a bit of fun Len and HL - no need to take it seriously..................sigh!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 15th February 2018, 8:38 AM
I had a go and had us finishing 4th by a point from Cardiff but I could go back and do it again and get a very different result! Good fun thanks.
posted by Hints - Thursday 15th February 2018, 9:33 AM
Strange one , I put in my predictions, Thought a draw against Villa and Derby to start with but Fulham finished 2nd with Villa 3rd and somehow Preston were 6th ? in short I think Bristol will have a bit of a bad one going forward and Middlesboro and Forest will come good but just a bit late for the playoffs.Burton,Sunderland and Barnsley will be relegated.
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Thank you Sheffield Wednesday for last nights result. Sending a big Valentine hug to you all.
How easy Cardiff turned over Bolton, more to point why did we not beat Bolton ,these are the games we have to win,with boro and preston waiting for us to drop points.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 3:52 PM
Almost as easy as us beating cardiff !
posted by Geoff (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 4:21 PM
no away game is easy
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I read that the Premier League is now looking overseas for funds because the cost of TV rights in the UK have hit the ceiling.

Sky have bought five of the seven broadcast packages for around £4.5b which, of course, is a massive amount of money but three years ago they paid £5.1b for two less games bringing the price over three years down by 16% and that is quite significant.

So has the bubble finally burst and will we see transfer prices and wages start to level out or maybe even reduce over time?

My feeling is that the Premier League is still an extremely valuable commodity and there will be TV companies around the world who will still pay stupid money for rights to the games but how long will that last whilst we have teams like Bournemouth, Brighton, Watford, Huddersfield (and maybe even Fulham)playing each other and fighting for mediocrity at best?

Answers on a post card to......
Extra money for overseas rights will lead to more silly Ko times for the true supporter!
posted by Colm fc (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 9:53 AM
The money Sky would pay for the deal in the past was to hold off any potential competition. They must realise there only competition is BT Sport as BBC and ITV are nowhere and Amazon and Netflix are just not interested as its not part of there business model. I am not sure if transfer and wages will come down but I do think clubs will be getting less money from TV in years to come.
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 10:53 AM
The danger is that the supply of Premiership content becomes over-saturated and fragmented, with too many providers fighting for the same subscription pound. Prices will fall, attendances at matches will decline because it'll be so much cheaper to watch on TV, inevitable consequence is a much less appealing spectacle as players rattle around in empty stadia. It's called killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Just like Serie A in Italy where every game is available on a pay per view basis. Watching Juve v Spurs last night was a rare sight - an Italian stadium over half full.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 4:51 PM
My old hobby horse but it’s only a matter of time before tv cash goes tits up ,!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 5:13 PM
We are following Italy. Having had the boom years of 90’s and 2000’s, there is so much football on tele in Italy that you can almost watch every match, no body goes to the matches anymore. The result is the match even if its high quality, without the fans will look boring and then it becomes boring for tv and so on. I can see the premier league will become the next Italian league in 10-15 years time! To be honest the money is so obscene it may not be bad thing for the bubble to burst. Only way for the smaller clubs to catch-up.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 7:44 PM
Won't take fifteen years John.
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9 Points clear would have been a mammoth to claw back, and after game in hand, Derby can be within reach if we do a positive against Villa. All we need to do, is show up and play football, like we know we can. Cardiff always seem to bounce back and simply refuse to go away after bad results. We beat them, and showed our quality. Surely we have more quality now after the jan transfer window? If there is one thing we have over Derby, is that we have more strength in dept and cometh the hour and time now we need to show it. Fulham need to put a stamp of intent on this championship now, so lads'' i hope you take this opportunity knocks, and start stamping some more authority on this championship.
The good news is that Derbys chance of finishing 2nd is diminishing! If we can’t finish second, I hope Villa does because I think we can beat all other teams around us. It is annoying Cardiff are still there - worse case scenario they finish second!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 7:51 AM
Not sure I would say Derby chances are diminishing. They are 6 points ahead of us , 5 of there next 6 games are again team in the bottom half. There only tough one is against us and they are at home. They are in far better shape than us. In my opinion for us to catch and overtake Derby, Villa and Cardiff over the next couple of months is probably to much to ask and I think just staying in the playoff's and avoiding the 3rd place team , which wont be us, till the final would be a huge achievement 4th or 5th would be a brilliant place considering we we afraid of relegation 4 months ago .
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 12:08 PM
If we win Saturday moral booster and a big warning to the teams around us there will be a few worried near neighbours !!!!!any thoughts on a draw ?????
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Readig the list of last weekends best players in the Prem I noticed that Mousa Dembelle the midfielder not the sulky one who sodded of to Glasgow to play in the easier league - was rated one of the best midfielders in the country. Fulham sold him for £10 million to Spurs. What do you think he's worth now. £10 million in MAF pocket but the loss of his drive in midfield saw FFC relegated No doubt about that....and what's that cost? Another name in the best team last week was one time FFC target Lewis Dunk, with people raving about his recent performances on the South Coast. Even talks of England if GS our Man Manger even knows about him. What did we offer first £5 mil and then £10 mil, do you think Brighton were going to sell him for that sort of chicken feed? He is certainly going to be as good as Tony Adams or John Terry to my mind. Hope Terry plays next Saturday, because he is a little slow now.
Got to give you your dew you work very hard to find something to moan at by the way 15m for Dembele buy out clause in contract have you noticed we not lost for nine games
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:29 PM
I've never laughed so much at a comment! RoC he's spot on tho....!
posted by TheMag (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:45 PM
Agree about terry looking forward to seeing him run ragged regarding dembelee football team game loss of one man did not effect relegation there was other issues !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 9:54 PM
Don’t think he was flavour of the month when we bid for him another couple of mill would have got him think also there was other teams after him different market then as well !!!!
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I was just taking a look at the friends of fulham site, and I notice that Riversider is posting there rather than on here now. The only reason I mention this is because as we are all aware, we all have the right to express our opinion, however if negativity is your reason for being then he has it in spades, his latest post in which he asks for a yes or no answer questions the managers team selection. I am of the opinion that as someone who is in my opinion doing a very good job our manager should be praised not pilloried by someone who has an axe to grind, and no relevant experience to justify his opinion.
5 wins in last 6 , js is the real deal ,,took im 6 months 2 sort out klines sh-t signings
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 3:08 PM
Typical Riverside; sees himself as some kind of super coach who knows better than people who get highly paid to do it full time. People got fed up with his continual hollyer than though attitude so ended up calling him and that's why he left. Would be great to see him back if he could find some humility.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 5:53 PM
MST your comments are taken on board sometimes but for the most are copy and paste news that a monkey could find. Which are tongue in check most often than not. But I enjoy reading you comments.
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No one takes any notice , especially the away fans who are up on their feet all game . And if we have to have it on health & safety grounds , can the accent be a bit more football and much less theatre , we are going to use intermission next !

I have been to several other grounds this year , including Chelsea last night - as a guest I hasten to add - and at both ends they were on their feet all the time , and not a word was said .

We are not going to turn the Cottage into a hostile fortress , that would be totally unrealistic , but we can make it more intimidating for the opposition and still enjoyable for us . The team are going to need our total support from now until season end , not just against our promotion rivals but also against the likes of QPR and Brentford .
As we're all a bit arthritic over in the Riverside, where would we leave our zimmer frames if it became an all-stander?
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As we're all a bit arthritic over in the Riverside, I think we'd prefer to remain seated.
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As we're all a bit arthritic over in the Riverside, I think we'd prefer to remain seated.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 7:15 PM
We're all a bit arthritic in the Riverside, so we'd probably prefer to remain seated.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:11 PM
All the stadiums here in Oz are all seating. The crowd always sit sown during the game and stand up during the breaks to stretch their legs/get a beer/coffee etc. I think that's half the reason there is so little atmosphere, that and the ridiculous sponsor announcements in the middle of the action... I much prefer standing during the game and sitting down at the break it adds to the whole experience...
posted by Hints - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:47 PM
Is it not right if you pay for a seat you can sit on it ,otherwise why put seat there ?.Nothing annoyes me more than to pay to go to a theatre and then watch hundreds of people simply stand up to do dad dancing whilst other people cannot see what going on, same at football,the seat is there to sit for all who have paid, have seen a few rucks over standing in seating areas.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 3:15 PM
Seats for sitting terrace for standing, nothing is more annoying than paying to see a show then watch hundreds stand up to do stupid dancing, sod any one who wants to see the stage but cant , seen a few rucks over it, interesting to see it kick of at a football ground.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 3:19 PM
Dunno what happened there. Arthritic fingers out of control on the keyboard. Actually, kept on getting error response, so, not unreasonably, kept on repeating 'send'.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 4:56 PM
On the continent , and especially in Germany and Holland , they have designated standing areas . Seems to work well there and creates a good atmosphere . Maybe you could look at making half of the Hammersmith end terrace standing - just as idea . It could be the top half or split it equally . There is already a section of the Hammy End where the fans prefer to stand but this seems like a loose agreement .
posted by davidk (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 5:15 PM
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Now here's a question for you all - assuming Fulham were to make it to the Play Off final at Wembley, would we sellout the 40,000 allocation? You would assume so, being 'a London team' and all that. But Reading (almost London) were only able to muster 28k last year, Millwall barely 20k for their League 1 play off. So what do we reckon - full house in the Fulham end, or not?
If we do make the play offs won’t be very confident,bottled it last year been in play offs 4 times never won 1 match!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 7:59 PM
It will be a full house as long as I get a free holiday with all the bells and whistles. But yes hopefully a full house. :-)
posted by OX Fan Calculator (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 8:26 PM
i wonder I've been told it's £6 for a pint of p--s should have em climbing the wall's to get in
posted by worple way (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 8:44 PM
Worple you pay that at the Whitehart, Plough all in your overpriced manor son. Don’t go all working class. You is a rich boy
posted by Barnsey (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 9:34 PM
Totally disagree with the so called play offs. Its just a money spinner by the people that run an archaic system. Old boys that have F A badges on their blazers. Wembley was a big cock up and they bu///st fans into going there. I was born not far from there. The roads trains and buses are not very good at all. Like Malcolm allision once said when he was a manager why should fans pay a fiver to sit on a wooden plank and get a splinter up there harris. And why should the northern fans travel down to Wembley. As some people would say its a day out for them. Thats another archaic statement to make. The ground should have been put in the middle or the country like Birmingham. It has a lot better access to motorways [ m5 m6 40 m42] good trains and an airport.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10:19 AM
Why do the Northerners any favours???
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 1:00 PM
I agree Geezer it should be the top 3 teams promoted. They have shown they are the top 3 teams over the year and it is unfair.The difference between 3rd and 6th has been on average 10 - 15 points. It is hard enough for a promoted team to stay in the premiership in its first year so the 3 strongest teams should go up to have a chance of staying up.
posted by Tezza - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 1:24 PM
I'm hoping for automatic promotion BECAUSE I always said when OR if we get to Wembley I will have to go in the FULL kit....just like I did in 1975. Full house for us I reckon 30,000. Ifthats the case then Do we go ahead with Riverside extention ???? COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 1:43 PM
Agree in principal,but would you not like to be the crappiest team in the play offs 15 point adrift and still manage to get promoted earn your club 100 plus million that will keep the going for a while.?
posted by kdhailstone - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 1:46 PM
JBH what you got against northerners. We are all football fans.What ever club you follow and from where ever you come from.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 3:53 PM
We can fill our allocation easily....I, for one, would buy at least 10 tickets, as I’d take loads of friends and family. Best day out since Hamburg. Bring it on!
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 6:35 PM
Unfortunately the play offs are here to stay too much cash involved to do the decent thing and bin them off. I completely agree that the 3rd place team deserves the promotion but it is the nature of the system that this is rarely the outcome. I have a simple idea that would probably work if the idiots in charge would care to listen. Re structure the play offs to give a fairer balance to proceedings. 5th placed team should play 6th place team in a one off game with home advantage. Winners of this game would then go on to play the 4th placed team again a one off game with the 4th placed team gaining home advantage. The winners of this game would then play the 3rd placed team in the Wembley final. This would give the 3rd placed team the huge advantage that they have earned. With 4th and 5th placed teams gaining perks as a result of their respective positions. This would appease those who clamour for the contrived end of season drama and would put a stop to teams throwing games toward the end of the season whilst jostling for position. The unsavoury late season antics of Huddersfield Town spring to mind. It is a simple system and offers a measure of fairness. For these reasons I fear that one glance from the powers that be and it would be instantly dead in the water.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 6:56 PM
Nothing wrong with your post Eddie. However a Good sensible plan hasn't the slightest chance of being taken up by " those in the know"
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:03 PM
He’s right that’s the price you pay for living in Sheen !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10:02 PM
Headed it all before top six and playoffs best thing that happened to the leagues not to bothered about the points things it’s the same for everybody not checked but wonder how the third placed clubs have fared over the years in prem
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10:08 PM
If a massive points difference is irrelevant this surely makes a mockery of the entire league system. I am amazed that the football league managed to survive so long before the introduction of play offs. It is a money making excercise pure and simple and I refuse to accept that there is any fairness or logic behind it all. An end of season farce that has diluted the strengths of a once strong and steady league pyramid. There is also the extra possible indignity involving the infantile penalty shoot outs. How many teams down the years have seen months of hard graft flushed down the toilet due to a nervous mis directed penalty kick. And before the it makes for great drama merchants start banging the drum I would suggest if you want contrived drama go to the theatre. Allow the important prizes in football to be gained through actual football.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Wednesday 14th February 2018, 12:30 AM
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Monday 12th February 2018, 1:36 PM

There is an old saying " You never actually beat Wales, you just score more polnts than them" Whatever- that will do me.
don't think so mate, think they was off on a tandum going last call!!!
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 4:37 PM
They look beaten to me !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 6:33 PM
Just had a look on villa site in general happy with a point think they are aware we can be a handful at home !! There of the opinion if they win Saturday enormouse step to prem like us they have to play wolves for a start it would be nice to win our next three games !!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 6:57 PM
Apart from that John Terry goal, we gave Villa a hard time. I reckon we have so many ways to cut them open on the offensive. So much more than last time, if we play like we can. Remember, Young Sess won't be pegged back in defence this time around. Terry was all over him last time. I want to see how good Terry and the rest of the Villa defence are? With the likes of Mitro, Kamara, and Sess, probing them for 90 minutes.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 8:33 PM
Never heard that saying but if you scores more points more goals more runs you beat your opponents no matter what they like to say
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 9:30 PM
Just like we had so many ways to cut open Bolton.??
posted by kdhailstone - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 1:49 PM
Some days they go in others they don’t (Barnsley !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10:11 PM
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Monday 12th February 2018, 1:28 PM

Just read W/HAM hoping to tie up deal for Fredericks!!!! really why?, Moyes rates him big time,and it seems we are talking deal speak.Never knew he wanted out or that we would sell him.
Apparently Prest Ham are looking for someone to cover two other players. If Ryan is happy sitting on the bench I wish him luck. At least he’ll have plenty of time to count his money. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 4:10 PM
We’re not talking a deal at the moment he won’t sign new contract so can go to who he likes in summer free Fulham won’t have a say
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 5:03 PM
Club has a 12 month option on Fredeicks they can activate before season end.
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 12th February 2018, 8:49 PM
I thought we had an option for another year?
posted by Hints - Monday 12th February 2018, 8:52 PM
It looks like it could be imperative that we gain promotion this time around. It's not only fredericks that will get itchy feet. The likes of Tom Cairney,etc might have a re-think about moving on. Sessegnon is most likely gone already to the highest bidder anyway, and i don't want to put too much doom and gloom about this subject now we are on this good run, but we need to maintain it now.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 9:09 PM
If you look on official site player profiles it will show you all the players contracts and what players with have year option on we have no option on Fredericks don’t believe all media rubbish look on your official site
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 9:37 PM
Why do you lot still believe everything you read on "news now" and the daily rags when it has been proven so many times to be total nonsense? Sess has been going to Spurs for the last two season for anything from £25m to £50m, Cairney going to Newcastle for £25m, MacDonald going to West Brom for £2m, Johansen to West Ham, etc., etc., etc. All total nonsense and in my opinion so is Fredericks to West Ham on a free. Believe it when you see it........
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 12th February 2018, 10:43 PM
Looks like Frederick wants to leave and Club know it that’s why they signed Christie who incidentally is an excellent attack minded right back who also gives up a bit of height at set pieces
posted by FFC Supporter (Guest) - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 3:35 PM
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Monday 12th February 2018, 12:44 PM

If we are thinking of an automatic promotion, this Saturday's match will be the biggest this season! Win we have a chance. Lose - I can't see how we can make up 3 games on Villa with 16 to go. I expect a full house to support Fulham! I'd love to see Sessengnon giving Terry a run around!
Automatic promotion won’t hinge on Saturdays game to many obstacles yet !, 16 games 48 points !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 6:38 PM
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Monday 12th February 2018, 8:11 AM

Players are paid to celebrate in spectacular fashion by their sponsors like Nike, Adidas, etc.
No surprise there. It's called 'pimp my celebration'. Players have become corporate whores. It's enough to make you want to vote for Corbyn...
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 12:06 PM
Sorry Bachus not quite enough- in fact nowhere near enough !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 1:13 PM
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Sunday 11th February 2018, 10:16 PM

Unfortunately I can no longer go due to an unexpected family gathering. I have 2 adjacent tickets in Johnny Haynes Upper Block E for sale at face value plus booking fee = 92.50 (2x45=90 + 2x1.25=2.50). They are eTickets that you will need to print and bring to the game. Please email me if interested: tombarnes1001@yahoo.co.uk
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Sunday 11th February 2018, 9:24 PM

Hi - looking to attend Leeds match on 3 Apr. I can't seem to find date of general sale tickets. Any help lads?!
Usually 4 - 6 weeks before the game.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 12th February 2018, 7:35 AM
From official website:

Tickets for Fulham’s first two home matches in April against Leeds United and Reading are now available to Season Ticket Holders, Members and supporters with a Previous Booking History.

I don't think Leeds will go on general sale but may be wrong
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 1:39 PM
Any way to get tickets then? Coming from US and being first time attendees, how can we secure some seats?
posted by Cdiddy (Guest) - Monday 12th February 2018, 4:20 PM

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