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Sunday 24th March 2019, 11:07 PM



 
This evening I watched the Holland v Germany match, and I watched Ryan Babel miss two absolute sitter chances to open the scoring for Holland. The bad luck that he has been struck with playing for us, has rubbed off on his International performance. Maybe he won't be a sensation in the Championship after all.
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At least Cairney didn't play for Scotland, although I doubt it would have made much difference. I watched Hungary v.Croatia ('er indoors was born in Budapest) and also the England game the other night. Slow build ups are passe now; quick accurate distribution and pace are the name of the game. We have (or had) the accurate distrubution but never the pace. Something to be addressed in the summer.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 24th March 2019, 11:16 PM
 
Mick. About Babel, I think he can be a good foil for Mitrovic, both as an inside-left and as a striker. He got about as much service as Mitro, which is the square root of eff all. Either as a starter or an impact sub I think he has a role to play and I hope he stays. At least we've seen him play.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 25th March 2019, 2:43 AM
 
I also watched that game Mick, and in my opinion we should do all we can to keep Babel, as the chances he missed yesterday, were down to brilliant goalkeeping by the German, and there aren't many, if any of those in the Championship.
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 8:38 AM
 
We still lack and need more pace!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 8:52 PM
 
 
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Sunday 24th March 2019, 3:53 PM



 
If we can get this guy on board, that is a result for Fulham. Stevie Gerhard will be pulling his hair out to keep him? Chief Scout Brian Talbot has pursued Ryan to Scotland on a scouting mission to watch him. Now here's a fact and a conundrum? Talot former Ipswich was appointed by Tony Khan!!! I never guest that one. Talbot is well respected and i vaguely remember him from my youth playing for Ipswich. Ipswich were a good team in those days, good luck to them,they are a nice team i would like to see make a come-back. I don't know much about this young 22 year old Mr Kent? Apparently, he can play right or left wing and he drives forward which we need. I can't work out why we are going wrong if Talbot is chief coach? Because i remember him in a Ipswich shirt, it doesn't mean he is top recruitment coach. Somebody can put me out of my confusion about that one?
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Brian Talbot is more than "chief coach." He's assistant Director of Football. In one sentance - if (if) Tony ever decides to step down Talbot takes over the running of the club. That's based on current job descriptions. Oh, and his clout is such that he has appointed his son to take on the "head scouting" role. Good move for Daniel. One week he's at Chesham Utd, the next week Daddy's got him a lucrative little number at FFC - sound familiar?
posted by Simon (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 4:24 PM
 
What exactly is Talbot well respected for? His adherence to the Nuremburg defense perhaps?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 24th March 2019, 4:27 PM
 
Sorry, not "chief coach." To quote Owen correctly ..."chief scout." Apologies. (Talbot played nearly 100 games more for The Arsenal than the ipswich, btw)
posted by Simon (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 4:31 PM
 
HAs been here for ages ..TOny Khans man and responsible in part for all of current purchases since Mike Rigg and team left..so actually hs record is Seri Anguissa Marchand Mollo etc etc
posted by DT (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 5:04 PM
 
'GROAN' Talbot sucks now!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 7:51 PM
 
Just to get a few facts straight ..Brian Talbot has been scouting (European Scout) for Fulham since 2011, well before the Khans had any involvement in the club. He is respected as a successful footballer, mainly with Arsenal and Ipswich. He’s also respected for his role in running the PFA in the 80’s. I personally respect him because he actually played for Fulham, (and scored) a fact no-one here seems to have mentioned !!
posted by phild - Sunday 24th March 2019, 8:44 PM
 
Respecting him for past achievements is laudatory but of little on no relevance to his assumed role in the recruitment shambles of the last two windows. If he's being overruled by the Kardashians he should have the cojones to salvage his reputation and pride and quit. He hasn't though and thus must shoulder a portion of the blame. Sadly, "yes men" are in vogue in all walks of life.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 24th March 2019, 8:58 PM
 
Arizonan' i don't know enough info on Talbot, but one thing for sure, each and every one of us need to support Fulham in these difficult times. Tony Khan needs to man-up' grow up'and stop being arrogant! Winger Ryan Kent seems a good shout and whoever idea it was to get him on board? We need more of it. Our recruitment crew just cannot feed us failure after failure without a moan and a whimper from us fans. In any other club, it would be the sack for these guys. It is very flippant of Tony Khan to refer back to his few successes after feeding us failures. He seems to have gotten away with that one. If Daddy Khan can persuade Sess, Cairney, and Mitrovic to stay a season? We add Kent to the mix? And keep on recruiting intelligently? We the fans will get behind our board i am sure. Our most vital and key decision is who will be our next manager? They need to make a right call in that department because Fulham fans are fed up with the mistakes! Wagner and Clark, i personally, i am not interested in, it just does not get me excited for Fulham. I personally want the panache of a Slavisa team going forward, and a not so leaky defence which Slavisa failed to achieve. If Parker and Gray can get us playing some nice football? It would be fantastic!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 10:52 PM
 
Owen, I always read and mostly enjoy your literate psots. Two questions for you personally: Have you joined the Fulham Supporters Trust and if not, why not? Morty joined, so did I and I think you should join up too and copy your more on-point posts to them. They brought the clown Khan to the table and got his arrogance on record, which is more than any of us here has managed to do. Rgds.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 24th March 2019, 11:09 PM
 
Owen!! you say we must support ffc in these difficult times, difficult times!!!!!! , you think these are difficult times? our owner is loaded, we are having the ground redeveloped, yes we bought crap but we will have more dosh to spend come the month of may than most to try to get back up,wrong choice of words my son .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 10:55 AM
 
Difficult times OWEN!! really, our owner is loaded, the ground is getting redeveloped, great training ground,we will have more dosh to spend than most come the month of may,yes we bought crap but difficult times !!! wrong choice of words my son.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 11:00 AM
 
Difficult times equates to certain relegation. That's the effect. We all know what the cause is.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 25th March 2019, 2:03 PM
 
Will consider joining supporters trust Arizonan. For now, only got the energy for this forum. Will need to brush up on a few things first thanks...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 7:26 PM
 
I'll take that as a no then. Oh well. Perhaps you might want to stop pontificating if you're not up to joining in.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 25th March 2019, 11:38 PM
 
 
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Sunday 24th March 2019, 6:35 AM



 
Please can someone explain to me why MP would vote for May’s deal if she reassigned? Surely the deal should be voted on it’s own merit and what each think? If it’s bad why would another leader make it better? I don’t get it!
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No one gets it, apart from the lying snake oil saiesmen. People’s vote. Let’s show Boris and his cheating mates what we think. They makes McGrath look competent.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 7:20 AM
 
This should be a forum for FFC fans to comment on soccer related items lets keep it that way.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 11:02 AM
 
How would May perform in the team if we prexit this league
posted by Nick (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 11:29 AM
 
WTF Has this got to do with FFC ? Why don't people with their petty political agendas go on the relevant websites
posted by Johnny's Jockey (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 1:55 PM
 
Thank you Jockey and how is your bf johnny? Thank you for your view on this subject. Could you point me to a relevant site.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 2:46 PM
 
I would love you to vote to stay in Europe. Someone has to pay for my champagne and escargots. I can get drunk and still tell you British what to do! Mugs!!
posted by Jean Claude Juncker (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 2:48 PM
 
The only British people who would want to remain in the European Union are those who are prepared to sponsor and underwrite 26 other countries in Europe to a lifestyle they themselves can neither afford or maintain. Simples. LEAVE with NO DEAL next Friday as the Law states as this is closest to what 17.4 million voted for!
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 1:04 PM
 
Why thank you Jim, for your thanks, I'm pretty sure I didn't voice my opinion on this very over publicised matter. It seems strange that a person of your obvious wit, is struggling to find a relevant site.
posted by Johnny's Jockey (Guest) - Monday 25th March 2019, 1:14 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:44 PM



 
Gorrrn my son. Give it plenty.
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How can ffc say they are looking at steve Clarke but hope scott parker will do ok and so make him manager?.How do they expect him to do better ?, we will be lucky to get any more points so how will they ever know how good he is ?, he is just making out the team sheets each week and taking training, no more no less which to me tells us we will get a new manager in.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 1:46 PM
 
Not that Scottish guy Clark, why can't we go for someone with more flair and panache like a Laudrup? 'GROAN' We just can't get anything right at this club lately, i give up!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 7:48 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:01 PM



 
Any news on this bloody new stand!?
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I'm starting on it tomorrow. Stop nagging.
posted by tim (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:29 PM
 
Any news on the bloody new stand!?
posted by Ben Etchings (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:54 PM
 
Any news on this bloody new stand!?
posted by Dave Cramps (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:55 PM
 
Will the new stand light up the Putney Tow Path?
posted by Trolling the Tow Path (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:59 PM
 
I find the Tow Path a bit slippery at night
posted by Quinton O'Crisp (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:02 PM
 
I like it a bit slippery
posted by Anal Ernie (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:09 PM
 
I'll be on the path at 10.30pm tonight
posted by Percy Arsed (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:20 PM
 
Yeah.. its half empty... y like. Warkid
posted by Wisher (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:55 PM
 
Wisher what time U on the Footpath?
posted by Cecil Twist (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 7:19 AM
 
 
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A lot of talk of players planning to leave. It will be difficult, but we’d be a very strong team if we can keep the following: Babel and mitro would suit championship very well. Strong and can bully players. Forget Seri - too small and weak for the fight. I’d keep angussia, who could suit championship very well, Chambers and Macdonald would be a fantastic. Get rid of Veito and schrulle - good footballers but rubbish for the championship. Keep sess and Cairney and Kamara for their experience. Get rid of le merchard, Christie and Fosu Mensah. Keep mawson and Bryan. Odoi and ream would be good backups as would Aiytie and Kabano. Betts is ok for the championship. So if we can keep the players we need and get rid of 5 or 6 players to buy a good right back, centre back and a right wing we’d be ready - we’d be very strong!! Just need to keep key players for another season!!
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IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE MITRO ~ SESS ~ CAIRNEY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BUT I DONT THINK THEY WILL BE STAYING, THEREFORE THEY COULD STILL DEMAND SOME GOOD CASH. LETS MAKE A NEW START, AND LAY OFF THE 3rd RATE FRENCH PLAYERS.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 4:31 PM
 
John' i like your thoughts on who we should keep, especially Kamara' AAAAA!!!!! You have got 'Brains' If Kamara can learn from his Turkish experience? He will have brains in both left and right feet. Personally, i don't think that Parker and Kamara see eye to eye? Didn't Kamara rap on the Cottage door? Parker never even offer him a Custard Cream or any tea. The Police took Kamara away for Jail and Gruel Porridge. I think Oliver Twist will have more chance with Colonel Parker than Kamara...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 7:44 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd March 2019, 1:26 PM



 
Harry In the frame for another disaster, brumm 9 points adrift, and some on here cried out for his assistance !!!!!! yeh gods supprised T/K never ok that as he likes chucking dosh after non exsistant enterprises.May be he will become our tech adviser on catering.
 
 
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Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:14 AM



 
What about a Tony Khan statue?
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Or maybe an effigy?
posted by Nick (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:36 AM
 
What's an FEG?
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:09 PM
 
Flagstaff English speaking Gnome
posted by sams (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:22 PM
 
You Kahn-not be serious
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:49 PM
 
Not a Fulsome English Gentleman then? Oh well...
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:59 PM
 
Wicker man ?
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 12:05 PM
 
Ollie. You're out of hibernation. Spring must have sprung...
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 24th March 2019, 3:19 PM
 
Ari, My early suspicion & dislike of the Khans brought me some "censure", including suggestions of an "ism" on here. I, like you I think, found no pleasure in coming back & saying "I told you so".When all's said & done we are FFC first & foremost & find no pleasure in our club being in the brown smelly stuff.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Sunday 24th March 2019, 8:58 PM
 
Indeed, but glad you're back.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 24th March 2019, 11:42 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd March 2019, 9:17 AM



 
Just awoke to hear BBC Radio 5 Live inform me that Huddersfield have won. Thankfully on investigation this was against Hull Kingstin Rovers and therefore their Rugby team. Like my worse nightmare not coming true. But telling if the results of other clubs are bringing me out in a sweat and its only MARCH - that normally never happened until at least MAY! COME ON FULHAM LETS HAVE A COUPLE OF WINS!
 
 
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Shame he doesn't get the opportunity at his own club.. http://www.fulhamweb.co.uk/messageboard/fulham-fc-thugs.aspx
 
 
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Friday 22nd March 2019, 9:05 PM



 
Highly recommended by their national captain who probably knows him better than most..why dont we want him in?
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If Hudson-Odoi can play for England without a first team start, why shouldn't Matt play for Norway.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:21 AM
 
 
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Friday 22nd March 2019, 7:15 PM



 
We keep reminiscing and we are told to put the past to bed, but this is a nonsense. Kalas is deemed not good enough for us, yet he is rolled out for his country in a few minutes. The Czechs aren't exactly the Accrington Stanley of world football are they, they are world cup finalist. Okay' not the same team that rolled out to face France, but nevertheless still up there...
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Kalas is struggling, I like this kid, he is an honest defender and he never gives up. We need to look forward Owen. Forget all the players we have sold or let go, they are gone. We can talk about this forever but it’s not going to change things. We have let some great players go that I wish would come back, Edwin van dar Sar, Steve Finnan, Brede, Smalling, Fredricks, Steed, Clint, Mousa,, Louis Saha, Alan Clarke, Shaun Davis, and many more. Let’s look forward, this will be difficult to do as irrespective of who we have got rid of in the past or who we think should come in, the Khans will do what they want. Fulham have always been quirky but these guys are off the scale. They have enough money to get a galaxy top of players and managers but they will do it their way, f**k it up, get rid of the Manager, get another Manager, give the new Manager no say in recruitment, buy sh*t players, interfere with team selection, sack the Manager, get another one and on and on and on. There is one person that we should let go and that is the spoilt, no nothing brat.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 9:17 PM
 
Nice own goal! You could be right Owen, would fit in nicely:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 9:32 PM
 
Yes' Kalas's game sums up our season Mortlake' at least England had a good game Perhaps Stirlings finest in an England shirt? They all played well, even Henderson. Harking back to Sterling who played a blinder, if Man City win the league? Would it be a Liverpool mistake to sell him to their bitter rivals City??? Gaz' let's hope the Khans find some brains quickly, because like you say, we are a talented and quirky bunch down at Fulham. We just have a knack for giving our best players away...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 10:29 PM
 
Henderson was motm !!
posted by Pete (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 10:31 PM
 
I guess a Sterling hat-trick didn't count then.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 11:42 PM
 
Felt sorry for Kalas but just shows the difference between playing against championship players and premier league players,Kalas was great for us last season but like most of our team last year not got enough to step up
posted by Mike (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:28 AM
 
I agree with Pete , even though sterling's hat trick and performance was good Henderson was everywhere and held the team together , he should be captain !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:28 AM
 
seeing hudson odoi last night and comparing him to sessengnon you can see how to observe a real game changing natural talent versus a very good nippy youngster.
posted by sam (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:31 AM
 
Owen I applaud your enthusiasm and support for Fulham but your choice of what players should come in or not is always questionable. I know you are a big fan of Balotelli but he’d would be the last player thinks Fulham needed. I think your choice of Kalas is a great example where’re your are sometimes fooled by the cover of the book. Yes, Kalas is playing internationally but that doesn’t mean much for the standards of football we play in the premier league. Infact don’t we have something like 10-12 international players! You need to look beyond the cover. Kalas is slow (as shown last night). He’s not consistent like Terry who is also slow. He’s reading of the game is never one step ahead of the strikers - he’s reactive rather than proactive like company. So no. Maybe when we are relegated to league one!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:52 AM
 
Points taken on board John. Would like to add that the Czech team put out last night looked like they are in a transitional period? Peter Chech is retired and they look like Fulham trying to cut it first time in the premeir? I am in no way trying to take too much shine from Englands performance, i think England are awesome under Southgate. The old guard like your Venables etc would have overlooked half our youngsters out there last night. A favourite comment would be, 'They are not ready' Southgate had the guts to rip that theory apart and prove so-called intelligent people wrong. I also think that players like Barkley who did not get half the game-time in a Chelsea shirt was sublime. He is a force going forward for England. The old saying is that if a player cannot get game-time for their club, they shouldn't get picked for their Country. Southgate smashed that theory to bits! It seems like a lot of young players actually play better when fresh! Look at Rashford right now? He gets more game-time for Man Utd and not available? Maybe Southgate has found a tried and tested formula? More players perform better in a England shirt fresher and not play every club game? Back to Fulham. We came up buying 100 mill of unknown talent and i still think that we would have been better keeping Kalas but that is another argument. The resurgents of Balotelli is no coincidence at Marseille. They are 4th in their league and it is a strong one. He is quality that we don't have at Fulham. 5 Goals since Jan move from Nice, are you kidding me? That is excellent form. Fulham cannot buy 5 goals at the moment. He actually scored the winner against his old club Nice. Apparently, his old team mates from Nice are rightly peed-off with Balotelli for not applying himself his best form in the first half of their season before they sold him to Marseille. My point about Balotelli is that he was looking for a way back into the prem to settle and prove a point. That type of mindset is what Fulham needed in this season of failure. Good players with confident abilities always produce it on the big stage and big occasions. Most of our Fulham squad could not handle the pressure of the premiership. Confidence is half the battle before footballers try to perform against the likes of Utd's and Man City's, and we just don't have enough of it. If we were prepared to gamble on failures like Seri, and most of our 100 mill buys? Balotelli was worth at least 1 or 2 seasons. We worry too much about a little attitude and shirt raising and showing off here and there. 1 or 2 more confident players like your Balotelli's might have helped the likes of Sessegnon and Cairney and lifted their confidence. Some will move on but we will get even less money for Sess and Cairney because they had crap seasons. Traditionally, Fulham have been a club that produces flair, and attracts flair players. Look at the likes of Goerge Best and Rodney Marsh? If Bestie was playing in this era? Birds and Booze??? You guys would have said no to Bestie, 'too much of a risk' To get us over the line and survival after a season, we need points and goals and we are so many short and behind lump it teams like Cardiff. That is unacceptable for the likes of Fulham, we should be performing better than them.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 3:04 PM
 
Are your posts serious?
posted by Ray (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 4:18 PM
 
Owen you stated that the the Czecb Republic were world cup finalists. I don't know which World cup you were watching. But the one I saw was between France and Croatis.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:57 PM
 
Or was it Croatia?
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:59 PM
 
Sorry Bert' i got my facts wrong on that one. I did for a minute get the mix-up with Modric and co. Obviously not the same team. I wanted to point out to Johns question that Fulham have had some quirky and gifted footballers that on first thoughts, we would not recruit. Tony Khans recruitment process has made a mockery of Fulham and we need better people to run our recruitment. In the meantime, there is a need to attract the best players we can. Unfortunately, we are not able to do that for one reason or another. Looking back to the times of George Best etc, it was getting onto the end of his career? Sometimes we should take a chance on players with proven ability. We changed our policy for recruiting players over the age of 28 which i was happy to see, but far too late to have any effect on our season. Our whole thought process on how and who we can recruit needs to change. It doesn't matter so much now because we will be back into the Championships next season. Fulham should go with youth now because youth is all we've got. I doubt that we will be able to keep Mitrovic, Cairney, and Sessegnon. How much the 3? 60-70 million? How will we spend that and the parachute payments? Badly, because we can't pick our noses. Do we want to bounce back next year? The prem has been a disaster and i get the gist that a section of fans don't fancy prem football again. I do!!! I am not a fan of Scott parkers, but maybe he and Stuart Gray can work something? Scott was interviewed on Talk Radio today and he was talking some good things about the England game and young players etc. Maybe i am wrong about him and he and Gray can do good things at Fulham. Time will tell. In the meantime, we wait on Man City. Sleep tight...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:01 PM
 
Sorry Bert' i got my facts wrong on that one. I did for a minute get the mix-up with Modric and co. Obviously not the same team. I wanted to point out to Johns question that Fulham have had some quirky and gifted footballers that on first thoughts, we would not recruit. Tony Khans recruitment process has made a mockery of Fulham and we need better people to run our recruitment. In the meantime, there is a need to attract the best players we can. Unfortunately, we are not able to do that for one reason or another. Looking back to the times of George Best etc, it was getting onto the end of his career? Sometimes we should take a chance on players with proven ability. We changed our policy for recruiting players over the age of 28 which i was happy to see, but far too late to have any effect on our season. Our whole thought process on how and who we can recruit needs to change. It doesn't matter so much now because we will be back into the Championships next season. Fulham should go with youth now because youth is all we've got. I doubt that we will be able to keep Mitrovic, Cairney, and Sessegnon. How much the 3? 60-70 million? How will we spend that and the parachute payments? Badly, because we can't pick our noses. Do we want to bounce back next year? The prem has been a disaster and i get the gist that a section of fans don't fancy prem football again. I do!!! I am not a fan of Scott parkers, but maybe he and Stuart Gray can work something? Scott was interviewed on Talk Radio today and he was talking some good things about the England game and young players etc. Maybe i am wrong about him and he and Gray can do good things at Fulham. Time will tell. In the meantime, we wait on Man City. Sleep tight...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:01 PM
 
Sorry Bert' i got my facts wrong on that one. I did for a minute get the mix-up with Modric and co. Obviously not the same team. I wanted to point out to Johns question that Fulham have had some quirky and gifted footballers that on first thoughts, we would not recruit. Tony Khans recruitment process has made a mockery of Fulham and we need better people to run our recruitment. In the meantime, there is a need to attract the best players we can. Unfortunately, we are not able to do that for one reason or another. Looking back to the times of George Best etc, it was getting onto the end of his career? Sometimes we should take a chance on players with proven ability. We changed our policy for recruiting players over the age of 28 which i was happy to see, but far too late to have any effect on our season. Our whole thought process on how and who we can recruit needs to change. It doesn't matter so much now because we will be back into the Championships next season. Fulham should go with youth now because youth is all we've got. I doubt that we will be able to keep Mitrovic, Cairney, and Sessegnon. How much the 3? 60-70 million? How will we spend that and the parachute payments? Badly, because we can't pick our noses. Do we want to bounce back next year? The prem has been a disaster and i get the gist that a section of fans don't fancy prem football again. I do!!! I am not a fan of Scott parkers, but maybe he and Stuart Gray can work something? Scott was interviewed on Talk Radio today and he was talking some good things about the England game and young players etc. Maybe i am wrong about him and he and Gray can do good things at Fulham. Time will tell. In the meantime, we wait on Man City. Sleep tight...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:01 PM
 
This ain't good for my street cred, i accidentally tapped this out 3 times. I hope the moderators can delete some of my crap.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:04 PM
 
Stop it at source delete you.
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Friday 22nd March 2019, 5:48 PM



 
The Khans would already be sniffing, even not being advised. Scotland manager, Brummy King! Was not their thinking behind Ranieri? The Khans or Kardashians? Either way, a bit of a laugh. Shocking but, I will not be paying to watch this ? anymore. Call me what you want but this crowd will not take me for a numpty!
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Kardashians? love it.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:38 PM
 
 
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Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:02 PM



 
It is reorted in several sports pages today that Sari wants to leave at seasons end,for me the sooner the better,with him in the team and what he contributes its like playing with 10 men.go,go,go.
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I thought he managed that blue lot in Fulham Broadway?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:06 PM
 
First good news for a while.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:20 PM
 
Not sure if the choice will be his to make.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 4:40 PM
 
Frankly he’s not good enough for the Championship
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Fulham suffer major transfer blow as star signing Jean-Michael Seri makes plans to leave Fulham transfer news includes the latest on the future of their summer signing SHARE ByRyan O'DonovanJames Benge 14:33, 22 MAR 2019 Play Video TAP TO PLAY THE TOP GOALSCORER/ASSISTER PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE Jean-Michael Seri plans to leave Fulham at the end of the season, with a return to Ligue 1 emerging as the most likely option for the Ivorian international. Seri was the marquee signing of Fulham's £100million overhaul when he joined from Nice in the summer for a fee in excess of £20m. However he has been among several of those recruits to have endured a tough time in the Premier League, even if he showed flashes of the talent that led to Xavi dubbing him his heir apparent. football.london understands that Seri has not officially begun talks to leave the Cottagers, who had hoped to retain him, but it is clear he has no intention of playing in the Championship next season. The midfielder's representatives have already received declarations of interest over a summer transfer, with several clubs in Ligue 1 believed to be keen to bring the Ivory Coast star back to France. READ MORE Chelsea, Arsenal and Fulham youngsters listed among the top players born this century Seri was pursued by Borussia Dortmund last summer before being won over by a significantly more financially generous offer from newly-promoted Fulham. The Cottagers are likely to have to countenance a transfer fee significantly less than the £22m they paid Nice for him in the summer of 2018. The 27-year-old started brightly with a goal and assist to his name after his first four Premier League games but was among several of the Fulham squad who felt alienated by Claudio Ranieri, under whom he was in and out of the team. (Image: Marc Atkins/Getty images) Fulham had hoped to keep hold of Seri over the coming summer despite the club likely playing in the Championship next season as they look for an immediate bounce-back from what has been a disaster of a season. They also still remain hopeful of keeping hold of the likes of Alfie Mawson and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa next season, who arrived in the summer for big transfer fees but haven't been able to have the impact the club had hoped for. In a recent meeting with the Fulham Supporters' Trust, Director of Football Operations, Tony Khan, said that he held himself accountable for the recruitment this season but felt he should his record should be balanced by the previous two windows that had seen players like Kevin McDonald, Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano signed by his model.
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Good! Has he gone yet???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:23 PM
 
Typical rat. Let him go. He does nothing I couldn't do myself
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 11:52 PM
 
He could drive for Uber........
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 1:11 AM
 
Did he ever really get started? Door/ass
posted by Hints - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5:11 AM
 
The article says that Fulham had hoped to keep Seri? This shows that those responsible for signings know even less about what is needed than I thought they did.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:05 AM
 
Seri set to leave. He never joined. Our club ripped off by Europe again!!
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We definitely don't need David Wagner. Everyone talks so highly of Scott Parker and his understanding of the game. So what if they loose against Man City and his recored is 4 straight losses, can't judge him on that. Let's give him a shot and see what he can do in the Championship. It's nothing like when we made Kit Symonds manager.
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posted by D dude (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:45 AM
 
Not a fan of Parkers,we need someone new,i quite like lee Johnson knows the championship well and if given a free hand could be a younger version of RH. MITRO SESS & CAIRNEY + 6 other dross out, which could give him a good purchasing wedge
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 10:15 AM
 
Still think we should bring back SJ. They key players might be prepared to stay to have another go. I think players like Cairney, Mitro, Sess might just stay if we had SJ. I said it many times - even when we were losing under SJ (apart from the town game), I enjoyed watching us in every game (palace, spurs, Liverpool, burnley, etc etc)...albeit poor results.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 12:12 PM
 
If bringing back Slavisa can tempt Cairney, Mitro, and Sessegnon to stay? I would be happy to see him back John. If it is true what they say that Slavisa did not have much say concerning our 100 million spree? Then by all means, bring him back and let him work with Parker, Stuart Gray, etc. This nucleus will be fantastic for Fulham Club. It would be a bigger challenge and a project that Slavisa would probably want to have a go at again. This time Slavisa can finish off what he started and get over this hoodoo about not doing it in the prem. We love his football, and i personally wouldn't see it as a backwards step...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 1:58 PM
 
In your overblown and exotic fantasy world what part would the Khans play?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 2:03 PM
 
Yes bring back SJ if he would come. We never should have got rid of him in th3 first place. Get him if possible now before one of our competitors get him. If he joins another championship club that would reduce our chances for a quick return to the premiership by 33.33%
posted by Richard (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:10 PM
 
Do any of you think for one moment he would work under the Khans again? Seriously??
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:18 PM
 
Arizonan' the Khans are slowly melting in their ice kingdom. I think Tony is accepting blame? Well' sort of'. Slavisa is great friends with daddy Khan and somehow, somewhere, (i feel a Jack Jones coming on) Arizonan' this love affair can work, it will work! Come back Slavisa all is forgiven. The Khans will keep their noses out of football affairs, and Slavisa, Parker and co will be lions in Zion and we will rise again to the summit wants more. Hey' Slavisa didn't take that West Brom job, at least i think he didn't? Will there be a surprise announcement soon? Will the King return??? Just believe folk's, and Slavisa will hopefully return and we will be happy again in the Kingdom of the Cottage! Hopefully not 'CHEESE'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 3:21 PM
 
Really bring him back? You must be joking! Nice football and at least you lot can ask for him to be sacked again!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 4:19 PM
 
Exactly Mike, you lot don’t know what you’re talking about. You all wanted SJ fired, then you were happy with CR, then you wanted him fired, now you have one of the brightest young managers in the country and you don’t want him, you want SJ back and you’ve all got bucket lists of random players who you want to see at the club. Give SP a shot and let him decide who is good enough for Fulham and who is not, as he clearly has his finger on the pulse when it comes to you English talent. I would strongly suggest the Khans nights just listen to his advice when it comes to recruitment, having just been through this season.
posted by Declan (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 4:37 PM
 
Declan, you don't know arrogant Americans and underestimate their innate ability to screw things up.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 5:01 PM
 
Declan I feel the need to point out that a large number of Fulham supporters did not want Slavisa to go, in fact there was a lot of anger when the deed was done. It was a ridiculous decision based on pure panic. Not all punters subscribe to the new knee jerk philosophy that is currently ruining our game. He should have been given at least until the end of the season, when you consider the patterns of the previous 2 seasons this was surely a no brainer. Please do not insult those of us that refused to go along with the November madness. As for Slavisa returning I can’t see that happening any time soon the man has his pride and deserved much more respect following his excellent acheivements. Unless of course he returns with a new club and passes through en route to another promotion. We have all been watching Fulham long enough to know how that would end.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 6:16 PM
 
I’ve spent 8 years working in NYC, so I have a decent idea Arizonan. Sure Eddie I hear what you’re saying but confidence was evaporating and a lot of people on here couldn’t believe that we could go down, a lot of people were saying he was out of his depth because he hadn’t managed In the prem. Either way, I still think people are stupid if they think we should swap SP for some/ all of the names I’m reading on here.
posted by Declan (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 6:56 PM
 
You'll know then Declan that the arrogant nouveau riche won't listen as in their own minds they know it all and if something goes wrong it's somebody else's fault. Removal is normally the only option. Legends in their own lunchtime one and all. As to SP, concur completely. Unfortunately, you and I don't run the club. Rgds.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 7:43 PM
 
You'll know then Declan that the arrogant nouveau riche won't listen as in their own minds they know it all and if something goes wrong it's somebody else's fault. Removal is normally the only option. Legends in their own lunchtime one and all. As to SP, concur completely. Unfortunately, you and I don't run the club. Rgds.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:36 PM
 
Slavisa was a miracle worker! Because is spite of Tony khan he still got us promoted and gave us a wonderful day winning at Wembley. Unfortunately he couldn’t survive another round of mismanagement, from khan junior, during the Close season. Unless there are changes at the top the very foundation of what has been built over the last 20 years will be lost.
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It was a crap little pub but had some charm. Now it's a modern pretentious dump with the same slow staff for double the price and no charm. Bonus is it's painted blue
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Yup, walked past it after the Liverpool game, and now changed beyond recognition. Mind you, it was built in 1455, so was well overdue for some hedge-fund to come in and ruin it.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 11:24 AM
 
1455? Blimey, that's nearly three o'clock.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 2:14 PM
 
1455 was when Americans wore feathers in their hair. Before all the immigrants poured in. I think President Trumps idea of a wall to keep them out, is a few hundred years too late.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:14 AM
 
How. ?
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It is worrying that Babel's agent is starting talks with Galatasaray. We are assuming that we will bounce back quickly and be a force again next season? We will need the core of our team to stay just to be able to mount a challenge back to the prem next season. I am having my doubts that our best players will stay put. Offers and temptation will come their way. I will be very surprised is Cainey, Sessegnon, and Mitrovic stays? Here's hoping!!!
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Good ridden to him he’s hardly saved us. As for his pink hair and not celebrating scoring against a team he played for years ago what a bell end!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 6:46 AM
 
Good riddance? He would have come in handy in the Championship. You need a solid all-around team and a few difference makers to stand a chance to get promoted and he can make the difference, certainly at that level.
posted by Marco (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 9:08 AM
 
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and Fulham Football Club. And the club was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Crabtree Reach and the Spirit of Haynes moved upon the face of the waters. The book of Genitals 1:1 (half time score).
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 22nd March 2019, 2:39 PM
 
Babel is on loan at Fulham until the end of the season. As he isn't our player he can't be counted as part of any Exodus.
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Hope it is just a rumour. he will get us to league 1 for sure.
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Robert Wagner. Either Wagner, not a good ending!
posted by MC (Guest) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 5:05 PM
 
What!!! The one who quit the prem before he was sacked??? No thank you!!!!!!!
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Where the mistakes were made and who is responsible is now irrelvant. Any club that has three Managers in one season isn't stable and has no long term plan. The recruitment of players and staff is the responsibility of Management, but the Manager has to recommend those players who he believes will improve the team - simples! He and his coaching staff should pick the team and those Managing the club should Manage the club - but not the team on the field. The club has not produced this season at any level and is indebted to its long suffering fans. The need to plan for next year must not represent the planning for this season or we'll be in the First Division, because believe me the Championship playing games Saturday and Tuesday is different but as hard as the Premiership. The Manager needs to plan from the back, recruit a decent defence and have someone who can train them to play as a unit. We will undoubtedly lose players but will need a midfield general akin to Danny Murphy or Alan Mullery to cover our back line and a decent strike force - now that Caudrey Woodrow has gone to Barnsley. Someone like Mitrovic who can knock the goals in at Championship level and my aim would be to recruit known players from the home nations. NOT unknow players from across the globe, whoes tallent is yet to be established. Get some Scots and Micks in lad and lets build at team that can mix it up in the Championship - right now I'd rather be Millwall or QPR that Liverpool or Tottenham as that did not work did it?
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This is so common sense, basic, logical, simple, straight forward that baby khan will get it wrong.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 7:46 AM
 
I have to disagree with the final comments. The style of play that got us and Wolves up last season proves that you don't have to play like Cardiff, Millwall and the like to be successful. I think that if we keep most of this squad with Scott as Manager we will have a decent chance of going back up.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 21st March 2019, 10:47 AM
 
At a recent local derby football game a spectator suddenly found himself in the thick of dozens of flying bottles. "There's nothing to worry about, lad," said the elderly chap standing next to him... "It's like the bombs during the war. You won't get hit unless the bottle's got your name on it." "That's just what I'm worried about...," said the fan,"...my name's Johnny Walker."
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 12:01 PM
 
Watching the pointless harry rednapp progg with old players last night was thinking would Robbie fowler fancy a season with ffc ? two good goals and some class passing could be worse,amazing what players got away with back in the days,thought managers were iron fisted.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 1:59 PM
 
Great post, and spells out the problems and solutions very clearly. The main problem however has not come about this year but has been with us for several years. Why is a decent defense so difficult to put together.Like in all companies the answer is not to change the manager but to get specialist coach to address this issue like Rui Faria and finally resolve this issue.Just a idea but we need to try to learn something from this season.
posted by Tezza - Thursday 21st March 2019, 2:32 PM
 
We have learnt something this season - we are no bloody good!!!
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Made his debut for Charlton aged 16. Why then can he not start giving Fulham youngsters the same chance that he had. Age is not the factor - it is down to skill and desire. We have youngsters with the right qualities. Give them a chance to strengthened their first team places for next season.
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Good question Den. You're assuming he picks the players; SJ lost that priviledge, so did Rainieri. Parker's situation is no different. Join the dots Den.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 21st March 2019, 1:38 AM
 
You are assuming we have young players good enough for the premier league! U18 and prem are million miles apart!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 6:19 AM
 
Even if they are not good enough (at the moment) would it really hurt to give some of the younger players some 'big time' experience? This season is done, the players that got us into this are not going to suddenly get us out of it. The experience might help the younger ones.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 6:50 AM
 
If under 18 and 21 is so much different from the prem , (and yes it is )why are there so many young players knocking at englands door some 18-23 in age and getting games , but apparently not us on account we aint good enough!!!!!!!!!!.
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After our fantastic 4-2 fightback against BHAFC, I posted it was the worst thing that could of happend as it would prolong his reign at FFC. I was pilloried for it from all corners what's my point ? This is probably the only time I am gutted about being right . I don't often post but perhaps some of the experts who derided me should not be so quick to jump on people who voice different opinions you know who u are u know it all mugs. I now sound like these know it all mugs which is the last thing I want.
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I remember that post. You were correct and called it. As much as he wasn't right for us, we weren't right for him. Appointed by the same unknowing clowns that handled last year's recruitment and, lest we forget, the shambolic January window (Babel excepted). Hopefully he trousered a big wedge as he was taken for a ride too.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 21st March 2019, 1:50 AM
 
I remember that post as well. At the time I was so full of hope. Well you said it and you were right. I felt we were unlucky to lose the game away to Brighton last summer, maybe that had something to do with it. I would just like to add, off topic, Brighton have the best away end I've been to, they kept serving after the game and the tickets included the bus fare to get there from town. In fact they treated us better than our own club does.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Thursday 21st March 2019, 6:30 AM
 
I think your right Baz, about Brighton away, it's definitely weather dependent though as well as result driven, can you remember getting thrashed in the pouring rain a few years back, I didn't hang around after the game but this season despite throwing away a 2-0 lead we enjoyed the away day more than most other grounds
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Does anybody know why Mitro is not playing in the international tonight ?
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Perceived lack of form perhaps?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8:53 PM
 
Serbia told him that he will play the same role as at Fulham. It gets boring when defenders are constantly on your back.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 9:06 PM
 
I thought that if he played he might get back on the goal trail which might have helped us
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 10:00 PM
 
Double edged sword Jimbo. One the one hand he might have got some service and some goals, on the other he gets some time to work out the strains and bruises he gets from being physically worked over every week. One tough dude, seemingly never injured but I'll bet he hurts a lot.
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First Owen, not facing relegation but relegated. Daddy knows nothing about football so obviously cannot chastize junior, as the pair of them are football numpties! The Liverpool Chairman is the only one that stacks up from the states, you certainly cannot count the Glazers. Khan and Fulham? Never did understand his interest and even less, buying (?) sacking SJ having not requested his input into what was needed player wise, especially after what he achieved with a team made up of loan players. I cannot believe he runs his "spare parts" business in this way but hey, spare parts....uumm! Where do we go from here..... Championship but where after? MR KHAN. Find a buyer for FFC please!!!!!
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You forget Stan Kroenke owns Arsenal outright,; also the LA Rams in the NFL. Khan bought the Jaguars on Kronenke's advice and also bought Fulham to gain a foothold for an NFL franchise in London, hence the bid for Wembley. Fulham is, or was, of colleteral interest to the NFL deal. Wembley is kaput and we're on our way to Championship oblivion so the owner's interest may well be on the wain, especially as Junior now has a new wrestling operation to develop. Go join the dots.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8:52 PM
 
Tony Khan doesn't sound like he will keep his nose out of player recruitment whatsoever. He is working of percentages. He feels that his record should be balanced and reflect on the last 2 years successes? So i take it that to mean he will carry on like the mad professor he is, and gamble on finding another Tom Cairney through his stats system? On balance he has had one bad year out of 3? MC' i might ask him to pick me a set of lottery numbers? On second thoughts, i might ask google to do me that. Flip a coin folks' are we in for a good year? or another bad one next season?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8:57 PM
 
I alwasy nutured blokes (and ladies) that screwed things up or were part of the awkward squad because in the main they were trying their best and you don't learn by being perfect and the awkward ones might just be the only ones who are telling you the truth. All part of knowing your staff and understanding the management game. If they don't learn however you have a problem. Junior is a problem and because of his hubris and is beyond redemption. He has to go up or out, preferably the latter.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 21st March 2019, 2:01 AM
 
By that stat 3 to 1/chance of going up next year quite a few clubs would take them odds
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His Wiki page Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has said he holds himself accountable for the club’s unsuccessful £100million player recruitment last summer. The Cottagers invested heavily on 12 new players ahead of their return to the Premier League, but many of their expensive signings have struggled. Fulham are facing relegation and Khan has received criticism for his role in the recruitment. The club have a ‘both boxes ticked’ policy, in which any signing must be approved by data analysis and more traditional scouting methods. Then manager Slavisa Jokanovic was unhappy with the strategy and wanted greater control. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was signed for around £30m, while Jean Michael Seri arrived for around £25m and they are among the new signings who have failed to make an impact. In a meeting with the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, Khan admitted he can understand some of the criticism aimed at him but said his record should be balanced by the success achieved by the club in the previous two seasons. Notes from the meeting read: “TK (Khan) said no one has done more analysis of the struggle of this season, and holds himself accountable for recruitment this season, but also feels his record should be balanced by the success achieved by the club in the previous two years. “He also felt that there had always been the chance that Fulham could get relegated this year, particularly given that 15 of the last 26 play-off final winners went straight back down. “On criticism of the amount spent on incoming players last summer, TK responded that he could understand criticism given how events have transpired, particularly after two good years previously. “Injuries to experienced players (Alfie Mawson) had an impact and signings, including Seri and Anguissa, were important players for the future. Some of the criticism of these players he felt had been unfair”.
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I was fuming reading this from Tony Khan. Every fan needs to read this. Tony Khan doesn't think he deserves to take all the blame and he likes to blow his own trumpet! Will he still implement those daft stat system he uses again? Because i am fed up with it. We need a change of owners and more control should go to the next manager. I am worried that Scott Parker is a yes-man around the Khans, just to keep his temporary post???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 7:14 PM
 
Melay mouthed - adjective - avoiding the use of direct and plain language, as from timidity, excessive delicacy, or hypocrisy; inclined to mince words; insincere, devious, or compromising. Well, he's never timid or in any way delicate (Go To Hell!) so the hypocrisy and all that follows is on point. I could also look in the dictionary for the definition of "limp wristed" but I'll leave that up to you.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 9:04 PM
 
Having referred to a dictionary I really should have spelled "mealy" correctly. Bummer.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 21st March 2019, 2:03 AM
 
Is Theresa May Tony Khan in drag..................?
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 21st March 2019, 7:35 AM
 
Scott Parker does not seem to a yes man . I think he wants to be more involved in transfer decisions , not excluded . The " two ticks " system has not worked for us , so maybe three ticks with the third being the coaches ( so Parker & Gray ) , with specialist input from their own immediate team on positions such as keeper , defensive and attacking and how they add and improve what we already have . We do seem to make more mistakes once the fee goes over £10m and high profile .
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Give him A BELL OWEN! Your initial problem could be talking about footballers and football?
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MC, i pasted from khan above. We need this guy gone pronto!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 7:15 PM
 
 
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Jack Grealish!!! After that magic play-off final, we should have had him. 30 mill offer might have tempted Villa. Great player with flair and determination. A midfield marauding Grealish is miles better than any of our 100 mill recruits and would have linked up with Tom Cairney and a great asset scoring goals. 2 = Lewis Grabban!!! 17 Goals folks!!! 17goals!!! Are we thick or what!!! I know 17 goals in the Championships will not be the same i prem. I will be a bit conservative and say he will have gotten 8 goals ahead of Mitrovic in the prem. Play Grabban ahead of Mitrovic might have put us up nearer to 25 points+... Last but not least, wait for it'''' Mario Balotelli!!! Hated and not one to put your trust in, but certainly worth a shout. Mario no doubt has a touch of class and no doubt was worth the gamble. Release from Nice to Marseille. Check him out if in doubt? check him out! 5 Goals in 8 games leaving Marseille 4th in the table on 47 points. A far cry from our pitiful fall from grace and a miserly 17 points leading us back to the Championships!!! Yes Balotelli is boastful, and a Poser, but he is quality when he puts his mind to it. Check out his goals which he uploads to his instagram, who cares!!! Jack Grealish, Lewis Grabban, and the ever so boastful Mario Balotelli might have saved our season. Considering the load of rubbish we recruited, these 3 might have kept us up. Balotelli was looking for a way back into the prem by the way, and we could have got him on the cheap. And certainly disposable and gotten rid of after this season...
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Just like to add that defensive players and duties is a waste of energy in my opinion. Our defence has always been leaky, what's new? There is no bite in our attack going forward whatsoever. Maybe we are piling unnecessary pressure on our back 4 far too long. Get back to what we do best back in the Championships, and that is our surge forward. Our defence will then settle down and not be so nervous! If we manage to hold on to Sess Mitro, and Cairney, we will be lucky. I doubt we will be able to keep these guys...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7:30 PM
 
Owen,your really clutching at straws forget about average championship players,look at the defensive side of our game,think that’s where our problems lie.look at wolves they’ve left us for dead with there signings
posted by Mike (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:18 PM
 
Owen dear boy I know you are a passionate Fulham fan but could have, should have, would have,count for nothing we are where we are and what the future brings is anybody's guess.Lets just try and enjoy our next home fixture!!!
posted by Other john (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:49 PM
 
We hav3 a defence if Mawson is fit! We will lose mitro and sess. Get real. We need some attackers.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 10:45 PM
 
Waiting for my haircut today, I picked up a paper to read, and it was the "Star" I started to read the sports pages, and I was surprised to see an article about Tom Cairney, saying how disappointed he has been with the season, but that Scotty Parker had instilled a new team spirit into the side, and that they are now being prepared for the Championship, and that both him and McDonald were looking forward to the new season, so reading between the lines, it seems obvious that they both intend to stay for a quick return. I have a feeling that we won't be losing many players, apart from the loans mob, but we might even be able to sign the good ones, like Chambers, as it has been stated that he is not in Arsenal's future plans. I think that we be coming back with a really strong squad in the Championship, and I am quite exited and looking forward to the new season already.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 11:57 PM
 
If we keep the core of the squad, that would be half the job done, fantastic news if we do that. Still not sure if Parker is our man to take us forward into the new era? I would much prefer if we draft in a more experienced and permanent manager. This prem season has been an absolute nightmare but saying that i would like us to bounce straight back up if possible...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 9:52 AM
 
what we need most is a MANAGER ! not a first team coach, which is all the bloody khans allow.
posted by doom (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 10:59 AM
 
We could have had Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo as our front three this season, we still would have gone down with odoi, bryan, ream, mawson, fosu mensah,le marchand as our defence and rico and fabri as our keepers. To survive in the prem lge you need two things, a tight game plan and a goal scorer who can score vs the teams around you, look at the games we have won, Mitro scored 2 vs Burnley, Mitro scored only goal vs Huddersfield, v Brighton Mitro scored 2, v Southampton Mitro scored 2. So the 4 games we have actually won Mitro scored 7 goals against teams in bottom half so if our defence had been tighter in all the other games v bottom half teams we had the scorer capable of winning games so problem lies solely with the defensive capablities of the team as a unit.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 11:08 AM
 
Doom, unless Tony Kahn steps down as Director of Football we will never have a Manager in the traditional sense. He controls recruitment and probably the way our team plays. As SJ said in the modern game the manager/head coach has very little say. That certainly applies to Fulham.
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Just thought you may be interested , I believe Staines Town Football Club are the first team to be relegated this season and have a goal difference of -62 with a few games still to go :-0((
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-82 sorry to be pedantic. Bring back Ken Ballard, eh?
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Season tickets prices going up again even with relegation. Riverside fans with STs to be housed in Putney end Neutral section
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And your source of this information is?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 5:21 PM
 
Apparantly according to Facebook some of our riverside fans are going to reside in the Haynes stand for the duration or so they think if not they will not attend matches apparantly Hammersmith end and Putney end not good enough !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 6:10 PM
 
Facebook, ah! that’s gotta be true then! Where else would Riverside ST holders be accommodated? Can’t think where you’d put them, if they actually want to attend matches. They’ve got to go somewhere. More unsubstantiated rumour and speculation, suggest you read the minutes of the meeting between the Club and the FST on the 11th March, where these issues and others are addressed. I would just like to say well done to Tom Greatrex and the other FST members for a great presentation and for their ongoing dedication to Club and supporters. Glad that at least we have them to represent our views and concerns positively, justwish that more supporters would sign up to strengthen their hand in negotiations with the Club’s management. Re-read the minutes and I can’t see any mention of a price hike.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8:58 AM
 
Season ticket prices going up again???? My ticket in the Haynes stand has had its price frozen for 6 seasons?? As long as you take up the early bird offer prices are frozen, thats what loyalty is rewarded for. if you give up your ticket because we go down you cant really complain that your loyalty isnt being rewarded and your price go's up next time you apply.
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Will Scotty get beamed up before the Wrath of Khan? Having witnessed beauty turned into the beast in no time at all, I just wonder what our future is? Clueless, hopeless owners! EVEN!! If they are lovely people, they know absolutely nothing about football. It appears, take advice from people who know nothing about football! The only common ground is, the owners and advisers know how to make money. We, the supporters, pay and hope to watch good football and if that brings success, then great. BUT, good football is played by good footballers.
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I CONTINUE! They in turn, need good management and that management need support from the owners. How can our owners rejoice and benefit from such a great season and we narrowly missed out, the previous season, from the efforts of SJ then after 12 games sack him? He was dealt £100M of you know what, did not have a defence or proper team available due to injuries. We are doomed!! Scotty needs beaming up and the Khans should keep out of football!
posted by MC (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 3:46 PM
 
Look on the bright side if there’s money to be made out of owning ffc our owner knows how to make money so our future should be ok ,,!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 6:06 PM
 
Lots of money lads. Think of that nice paracute payment when we return from whence we came! The there will be the sale of any decent players if we can recover our outlay. Many only have contracts until the end of the season. It will be a complete rebuild situation, but will the Manager be given the money to spend, or will he be ignored and have to wait until the last day of the window to know what players he will have to work with? And remember there are twice the number of games in thw Championship. My worry lads is we will do a Sunderland if ware not smart enough next season.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 9:56 PM
 
Double the games, so we will be looking forward to a 76 game season then Rich. The Championship has certainly got tougher since we were last in it.
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Brighton came back from the dead to beat Brighton, and thank goodness for that, as at least when Brighton play Man City it will be two Premier League sides battling it out to go through. Although like everybody else I can't see beyond a Man City win at Wembley, and the result might be reasonably close, but can you imagine what the score would have been if City had played Millwall. It could have become an embarrassing score line, like when they played Burton, and nobody wants to see that kind of game in a semi-final. It looks like a City v Wolves final is now on the cards.
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 9:42 AM
 
Oooops, Brighton did not beat themselves, although they almost did ! !
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 9:43 AM
 
Maybe Millwall would have struggled but nothing in football is quite that definite. Hopefully we haven’t come to the point where the smaller clubs need to apologise for occupying the same pitch as these global franchises. An elite bunch of untouchables that are both running and ruining our game. City were very fortunate to get past Swansea who are also a Championship side. Unfortunately dubious refereeing and a blatant act of cheating saw them through. Sorry using the term cheating is not very P C Gamesmanship is the latest acceptable word for a dive that would have struggled to dupe my 4 year old granddaughter. Personally I am hoping for a Brighton v Wolves or Watford final. Anything to break up the dreadful stranglehold these clubs have over our once competitive game.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 2:04 PM
 
Brighton millwall not bothered who they play city will win the cup this year !! You could say after the W/e their names on the cup ( brighton prem in name only ) there lucky not to be in a relegation scrap due to three poor team at bottom
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 6:15 PM
 
Eddie with you all the way.The quicker they all go of and play amongst them self.
posted by lee (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7:48 PM
 
Too true. Gutted it the word. But they couldn't see the game out, just kill it off and keep their 2-1 advantage. Lost in the game in the last 10 minutes against Premiership opposition. REMIND YOU OF ANY OTHER LONDON SIDE?
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Didn't the lads do well against the Top of the Division Liverpool team. What has happened to Mitrovic, he has not scored for a while now? Sergio Rico says he wants to play in the Premiership next season, well I certainly hope he does, as I believe his handling has cost us three games - 9 points this season. Joe Bryan certainly had a good game against Mo Salah and we seemed more disiplined. But sadly same old story not seeing games out, how many games have we lost in the last 10 minutes this season? I think that Scott Parker is a better choice over Mr Ranieri, but who has heard of him outside England, but after this season maybe it would be better to have a team of players from the home countries.
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Mitro could do with more service up front living on scraps at the moment ( think he’s still scored 10 not bad all things considered !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 5:41 PM
 
Rico will need to learn how to catch the ball and keep it if he wants to stay playing in the Premier league. He was getting stick for punching the ball away (often ineffectively), so now it seems he has been told to catch it - but no-one has taught him how to do it!
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 5:20 PM
 
Just a thought should Liverpool have been down to ten men due to the same player committing the identical foul twice in the space of five minutes one yellow one nothing or did I misread the situation ( or was it the dreaded top six decision !!!!
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So assuming we are going down !!! we will have dosh to buy,as i expect mitro and sess, poss cairney to go, so we can start building from the back,a keeper Pope from burnley anyone?, with betts so 2 good keepers young keepers as well, a class hard man to go with mawson , must persevere with him for another season I think. Send loans back , take stock on players left,get in new manager fast, if required!!!! then get some new blood in hopefully before the first week of open window ends in july so time to gel, please no more buying last day of august plain daft ,that's what has done us up or helped If serri don't want to fight in championship dump him also,bit more dosh.
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Joe Hart, Che Evans, Charlie Austin, Jarrod Bowen, Benrahmi, sell Sess to Spurs, get him back on loan for a season with Walker Peters coming the other way as well.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 1:56 PM
 
OK chaps, could you give one reason why any of those mentioned would want to come to Fulham and what style of play they would fit in? What would be their motivation?
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:16 PM
 
5 games ago when our fate was sealed i would have like us to drop all loan players and those whose contracts stipulates they will not play in the championship , and then bring in the kids to give them big time experience . Problem with that would be hefty fine or maybe worse from FA for fielding " weak " team and the wreath of the clubs we had to play who are either fighting for top places or to avoid possible relegation .
posted by davidk (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:19 PM
 
Joe Hart cant get a game anywhere, Che Evans is mid table with Birmingham, Charlie Austin not in Southampton plans and championship now his level, jarrod bowen and benrahmi ripping up the championship at teams never gonna get promoted and Walker Peters needs 1st team football and has trippier and aurier in front of him. Plus add to all of that fulham are an attractive club to play for, London based, will pay good wages and great training facilities.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:36 PM
 
Well, we probably couldn't field a team weaker than the current lot. Playing the kiddos in the current set-up risks causing them to fail, with detrimental effects going forward. By all means throw them in on seventy minutes but don't, in consquence, throw them under the bus. They're youngsters learning their trade, not miracle workers or cannon fodder.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:44 PM
 
"Fulham are an attractive club to play for". That, at the very least, is highly debateable.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:50 PM
 
Tom Cairney has just thorn in the towel, all on Fulham site. Apparently, we are in a hippy-happy place but still going down. At least we are 'Happier'!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 3:20 PM
 
Cairney threw the towel in a long time back. He's not comfortable in the team and, it seems, in his own ability at this level. He has a confidence issue and has carried that all season. His captaincy is another burden for him to bear, a role for which he's not well suited given what he has to work with.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 18th March 2019, 3:39 PM
 
Get Betts back agree about mawson couple of seasoned campaigners mind you you we have a couple here already think Serrie. Could do well in championship sort out the lonees. Personally don’t think we are to badly off with the right additions
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 5:47 PM
 
Out of that lot only Austin and reckon we could get him !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 5:49 PM
 
We do have the nucleus of a good team. Betts, Bryan, Mawson, Ream / new CH, Christie / SSess Frank, Seri, Cairney, McDonald I assume Sess and Mitro will go. We have other youngsters to slot in, so our need is to find attackers to go with Ayite and Kebano. Should be fine re FFP. ? Should we buy Kalas?
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Tuesday 19th March 2019, 9:02 AM
 
See, you sounded perfectly reasonable then Delhi until you included Christie....
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I wonder if we have ever had a goalkeeper as bad as Rico for catching the ball. Yes I thought that yesterday's penalty was very harsh, but what was he doing giving the referee even a slight chance of awarding Liverpool their life saver. He should have caught the damn ball in the first place. As we are now 100% certain to be relegated, I would not play this idiot of a keeper again this season. He is even worse than Button, and that's saying something. Oh how we miss Betts. Rico has cost us at least 5 points against both West Ham and now the Pool, and it's time to go now.
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To be fair AC, it was a soft penalty? I didn't think Richo blatantly bring down Mane. Mane felt contact and went down too easily. Richo saved excellently from Van Dyke. There is a lot going on in our penalty box and upfront, not so much going on. It all balances out if we can score goals which we don't in my opinion...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 11:11 AM
 
RICO fault at Southampton as well should of been beaten and near post v Man U can’t catch the ball and punching is a joke no clue where it’s going made some good saves but error always near as he’s on loan and gone end of season even if as bad better to play Fabri to find what he’s like could be stuck with him and if he plays well could get some of our money back
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 11:22 AM
 
There couldn't have been a single person either at the match or aTV viewer who when we equalised thought that we would earn a point. The better sides always seem to conjure up a late goal to get out of trouble whilst we do just the opposite and as sure as night follows day will offer them a gift - know we area friendly club but !!!!!!!
posted by Other john (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 12:02 PM
 
Not sure why we haven't been able to trust British keepers when we've been in the premier league, mark crossley, is one of them but for some reason rather than Maik Taylor (van der sar fair enough), David Stockdale (steklenberg), betts we seem to want to play a spanish kid that is still learning rather than choose from a pool or British keepers. Rico has done well but has made mistakes. not sure we would have picked up any less points with an inexperienced british goalkeeper (i know betts has had injury issues this season). btw what a keeper neil etheridge has turned into!
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:08 PM
 
I must agree. Rico cannot catch the ball. When the ball is coming over from the wing he is on his heels. Call up the kid Rodak ASAP. Also, the midfielders must get back and defend. The opposition know that they can flood the Fulham penalty area with players. Additionally, oppostion players on the wing have WAY TOO MUCH time to cross the ball. Again, why use four midfielders if they will not retreat and defend?
posted by Bill @ USA (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 2:23 PM
 
Well AC I remember a certain Richard Teale back in the 70s so the answer is an emphatic Yes
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 6:42 PM
 
Teale only played 5 times for us , one of those was away to blackpool , November 1976 i think , i went to the game , we lost 3-2 , remember getting the train back to euston and going in the nearest pub to see the highlights on motd , only to see myself jumping up and down on tv after we had scored , happy days !
posted by Mitch (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 6:58 PM
 
5 times too many Mitch I remember observing his unique juggling act in a midweek trip to Burnley 1976. Needless to add we were well beaten up at Turf Moor 3-1 on this occasion
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I have been saying this in previous posts. Our over rated centre firward has been carried all season. Fulham have been playing with 10 med n. O in most of their games. He does not press or chase for the ball. He is clearly too lazy for modern day football. Yes he has scored a few times this season, but he has failed his team mates. McDonald could have done a better job at centre forward and worked harder. Anyway well done to all the others who have tried their best.
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Not been at his best last few games lack of pace a worry but carrying him all season very harsh works hard up front on own
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 8:32 AM
 
So last season Mitro was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and now according to you, the breads gone stale. What absolute rubbish. Even Sane wouldn't be able to score goals with little or no support up front. Mitro has scored 10 goals y=-this season, and that is remarkable in this set up, and whatever we do next season, we must not let him go, as he will be a real handful, for any Championship defence, and without him we could be in real trouble up front.
posted by Brain Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 9:48 AM
 
I have argued these points about Mitro all season. Fair enough, he is the hold-up man,he is up-front on his own, no pace, etc,etc. The cheap option was to keep hold of Kamara? Parker doesn't like Kamara, and most fans don't like him. Jan window has come and gone. We should have solved that problem and get a pace-man in, but we messed up yet again! We take in another player Markovic with an injury. Every week we are trying to get the ball up to Mitrovic and Mitrovic is trying his best to turn and shoot. We've tried Sessegnon on left and right to service balls in. Christie, a waste of time. Vietto miss-a-lot. Babel is our bestest buy, but at age 34, is sometimes on it and other times not so on it, age taken into account. I would love Mitro to stay in Championships but i doubt he will. Ours i a sad state of affairs. Even old man Defoe would have been good for 4 or 5 goals but we didn't even inquire or show interest. We get what we deserve and we are where we are because we have Numpty's running our club...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 10:22 AM
 
His dip in form has been since Jokanovic moved on. I imagine having a manager that spoke your language, was probably a bit of a father figure means a lot, then he gets lumbered with Ranieri who didnt know how to get anything out of him probably didnt make him feel as important as he was and the lack of service has to be a major factor!! I think he will leave in the summer, we should get at least £30m for him but will probably let him go on loan or something stupid like that. Let him go an bring in Che Evans from Birmingham and Charlie Austin from Southampton.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 10:26 AM
 
Mitro and Babel would do well in tandem if they only got some, any, service. They don't. Anguissa, Seri, McDonald, Vietto all missing in action every game and that's one of the main problems and a heavy burden Mitrovic has to bear. As Adam pointed out, losing his friend and mentor under dubious circumstances definitely hasn't helped.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 18th March 2019, 3:30 PM
 
The worry over Charlie Austin is his fitness? We don't need any more propping up the injury list. Even though i have some doubts about the pace of Mitrovic, he does play week in and week out. Will Charlie Austin give us that???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 4:29 PM
 
Saha played lone striker in championship and premier league probably a bit unfair but no comparison to Mitro Saha went on to win the World Cup and banked around 10million for Fulham before picking up premier league titles and champions league doubt Mitro could touch him
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 7:11 PM
 
Saha was an excellent player, so was Pele, but we don't have either. We do have Mitrovic and I really hope we can keep him. Who else? Rico, despite his catching ability. We need three keepers; Betts, Rico and Rodak. Mawson and Chambers if we can hold on to him. Bryan, Odoi, McDonald, Cairney, Babel and Sess (if we can). Christie probably and we've not seen enough of Marcovic (has he played at all?) or Nordheit but both come recommended by Mitro and Brede Hangeland respectively so must be worth a go. The rest are either too weak, too slow or too lazy. Sadly, I think Tim Ream has come to the end of the road after his back injury. Bring StefJo home and that gives thirteen starters plus a couple of the youngsters to make the fifteen man squad. I'm working from memory so maybe I've missed some obvious talent out but with some judicious signings (we can only hope) and a manageer who's got more clout we should be able to stabilize and start to rebuild. The main problems remain off the pitch however and could easily nullify all and any good work from the above.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 18th March 2019, 11:37 PM
 
Why slag off Mitrovic, from what I see, he is not getting the service when the midfield is bogged down in helping the defence and when there is a breakaway Mitrovic is on his own. Not easy with the the team very low on confidence.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 11:42 PM
 
Mitro over rated and being carried by the team? Seriously? If you are a season ticket holder George I suggest you apply for a location change. That must be some restricted view you have there.
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So was Rafa right to offload Mitro and replace him with a cheaper centre forward? Rondon seems to have fitted quite nicely into Newcastle system,not only contributed more goals,his alround team play is quite impressive
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You have to be up early to get the better of Raffa,having said that we did so well against Newcastle and look what happened re them and us.
posted by b (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 9:23 PM
 
Now thats a risk free manager if ever there was one. He gets every ounce of ability out of his players and moves then on if they dont comply. He has plan a,b,c and d. Might be a little dull sometimes but Newcastle fans adore him he is worth at least 15 points a season to that club.
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Phoney one,s NOT like our great TOMMY TRINDER who was a TRUE FFC MAN!!
posted by MC (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:25 PM
 
Thanks MC....” You lucky people”. One thing we’ve always managed at the Cottage is a chuckle, even when things are looking pretty gloomy. Good times will return, just hope it’s in my lifetime, times running out, for some of us:))
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:31 PM
 
If we can play like that on a regular basis, things can only get better, and we were so unlucky to lose again today, but I suppose that is a quote that is made after most of our matches this season.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:33 PM
 
I enjoyed the irony of seeing perimeter advertising for Gorilla Tape at today’s game. Perhaps Scott should ship in a few lorry loads of the stuff, and see if it can repair our team.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:43 PM
 
I can’t see how anybody thinks that was a good performance Liverpool a month ago would have won that 5 or 6 nil They were crap and we still lost Highlights are imo frank is better than people give him credit Seri isn’t and Babel is the best of the rest Someone tell me why youngsters can do any worse O’ Riley has more to offer than any of this lot but for some screwed up politics internally he isn’t given an opp Opoku is better than any of our central defenders as well This club is rotten from bottom to top
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I’m going to go back and look at our matches and see how many times we were leading or tied between 46 and 75 minutes, and how many points we dropped. It has to be about 10 points, probably more. That’s what has made it so painful — a lot of these matches could have gone differently, if not for individual errors (Rico today). We didn’t have the stamina or mental strength to dig in and see matches out. We got timid, rather than looking to add to a lead. Same old, same old. Like a season from the Twilight Zone.
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Its so true and obvious what you write but what is it at motspur park that causes this odd behaviour?
posted by nick (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:42 PM
 
Lets not blame motspur park we have a tallentless team led by an incompedant manager and owner.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:17 PM
 
I didn't think we played that bad but saying that it wasn't brilliant. Most teams get opportunities and give opportunities in the prem. We are famous for conceding goals at an alarming rate, but we know our Achilles heel is our defence. We have never changed that weakness. Nobody says much on what is happening up front? Apart from a Liverpool mistake which saw Babel score our goal, we don't penetrate or create much. Mitrovic is always tied up and rarely loses his marker, and he rarely gets criticized. That is why i don't lay into Richo or our defence every week, no point! We don't create and score enough goals to take the heat off our guys at the back. Our whole team is disjointed...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:27 PM
 
I seem to be in isolation, but I thought that we played pretty well today, against the team that could probably be this season's title winners, and the result was a little unfair, but we always find a way to lose. Today's result was down to that useless object between the sticks Rico, and to think that we have to put up with him for the rest of the season. He is worth a goal start to the opposition. Poor old Mitro is struggling, although he hardly finds a ball to run on to, and he lacks speed for the Premier League, but he will be our shining light again next season, with bags of goals again. I'm not sure about Scotty, but are last two home defeats have been close against top class teams, and today was another case in point. He has instilled some fighting spirit into the side, and the delightful football that we came up with, is starting to appear again, so we will have to see what the rest of the season will bring. It's all doom and gloom results wise at the moment, but a year hence could see us back in the Premier League again, with a far better team.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:27 PM
 
Malden Mick we both wrote our views at the same time and i agree about our leaky defence, but it is nothing new. Mitrovic i don't think he will stay? If he does? it will be the same in the Championships. Mitro has no pace which we lack and for all the wrongs at the back, we don't create enough chances up front and the few opportunities we squander. Back in the Championships, i don't think we will dominate it. Fulham need to rebuild this team and i don't think we will do that successfully under the Khans...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:39 PM
 
we at this moment are not good enough for the premiership. however the ability difference between the championship and the premiership is massive. a lot of people will disagree but the squad we have now would get us promoted. however if sess mitro and cairney likely to leave it's a different ball game
posted by brian (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 7:44 PM
 
Liverpool coasted the first half, but we certainly pressured them more in the 2nd. But class wins out in the end. The huge gulf was in attack, we had to make do with a freak goal, and rarely troubled the Liverpool defence around their goal. Mitro cut a lonely and exasperated figure for much of the game.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 8:50 PM
 
Why do people like you brian, keep harping on about this player or that player leaving. Why on earth should they, as they have been r responsible for getting us into this mess, so they should put their shoulders to the wheel and make sure that we make a quick return to where we belong. Yes, that's you Mitro, Sess Cairney, McDonald, Seri etc, as with a couple of tweaks we should be good enough to top the Championship table.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 9:02 PM
 
Except MM, we almost certainly won't have half of those players next season and will almost certainly be left with the dregs...
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 4:56 AM
 
Get back ingames and find different ways to lose so annoying !! Defensively we are so weak
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 5:57 PM
 
They won’t win league hope I’m wrong but our next home game could be painful as one of our near neighbours said our last crop of home games crippling but we have improved considering our recent opponents spurs threw it away Chelsea could have drawn Liverpool bad goal to concede so near the end three of the best teams in league not disgraced
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 6:05 PM
 
Could be argued there winner was our undoing !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 6:07 PM
 
 
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Fulham's worst time in top flight football for 57 years!! I wonder why.
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Because unlike Wolves, we brought in the players who were expected to keep us up in August. Wolves brought theirs in while still in the Championship. They had a settled team before the Premier League season started.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Friday 22nd March 2019, 7:26 AM
 
 
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Do you think your manage to stay in the championship next season chaps.
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Not confident but sh1t happens
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:21 PM
 
NO.
posted by Will (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:23 PM
 
No you are right bfc i do think we will come straight back up
posted by nick (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:49 PM
 
I think Fulham will be promoted by April & Brentford relegated by mid March personally. Either way, looking forward to taking over Middlesex & a guaranteed 3 points again.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 8:12 PM
 
One things for sure we will finish above little bees !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th March 2019, 6:09 PM
 
 
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Not sure how we lost that game, we have not been able to turn these defeats into draws. I spend every game hoping it’s 0-0 until the last minutes so we can nick a winner and not concede. If we score first we lose, if we concede first we lose, play well we lose, opposition play badly they win
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We lose because we make the inevitable mistakes. Saying this, we are not creating enough chances up at the other end. We could have bought Sessegnon into play sooner. It wasn't our worst game and at times we didn't look a million miles from Liverpool. We need more danger beyond Mitrovic and that is so obvious. Maybe it was time to introduce a youngster from our reserve squad? After Man City, we might as well bring in a few youngsters, our time in this prem is nearly up now. Bye' Bye Parker, it was nice but not too nice while it lasted. Bring in Marcelo Belisia if Leeds blow it. Or someone like him with a football 'Brain'...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:31 PM
 
Look i am so sorry to shatter everyone's illusions but Sessengnon apart from a few odds and ends at important moments is no game changer. A good player though and Fulham through and through yes.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:39 PM
 
I remember when Raheen Sterling was basically crap. A change of team worked wonders as it probably will for Sessegnon. We're runing his prospects to develop further and he's going backwards.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:46 PM
 
Irrespective of who the manager is they would struggle with this squad and the current board. How can any club expect to get someone experienced in when they don’t allow him to pick what players he wants and who refuse to let him play some of our youngsters. The job is a poison chalice. Khan junior must resign from the recruitment department. A new person doing this job is just as important as new players. Bielsa would last five minutes with this mob in charge. A new manager would have his own preferred head of recruitment, someone who knows his style of play and what type of players he needs. Simple solution is Staring us in the face. Please resign TK and sit back and learn.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:53 PM
 
FOOTBALL BRAINS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLUB AS THE KHANS ARE THE TRUE BRAINS.
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:12 PM
 
Some good points Gaz, and we won't know yet who stays and who goes? We will be starting all over and i am guessing that Mitro, Sess, Cairney, will be gone, so a new manager will be starting and building from scratch. We are in a mess to go down next season, and it will be a struggle to get that same team spirit and football again that got us up. With the Khans still there picking the team, we are stuffed!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 5:14 PM
 
 
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It makes no difference what Fulham do relegated anyway but really we are set to drop another division. Another mistake Rico patting the ball and then a foul. It is humiliating and I said six games back we will not get another point. Moreover until the Khans dissspear get used to so much more implosion at the club.
 
 
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Half this lot could be arrested for impersonating a footballer. Roll on the end of the season and the much needed cull.
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pretty good impersonating at this stage of the game!
posted by phild - Sunday 17th March 2019, 3:49 PM
 
You think ? Hmmm!
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 4:08 PM
 
 
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The halftime whistle woke me up!
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BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!
posted by MC (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 3:08 PM
 
"Realistic" is not a good name for this site, it suggests possible intelligence. This site is to make your point, then revisit in a few months.
posted by MC (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 3:10 PM
 
I definitely would not claim intelligence, haha. If I was at all realistic in character, I guess I wouldn’t be watching.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 3:16 PM
 
 
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Felix in talks for a return!
 
 
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My dad, who postS on this site, says that Ray Houghton used to play for Fulham. I have said that if this is the case why doesn't he ever mention it when on the air, as all he mentions playing for is Crystal Palace and Liverpool. dad also says that he played in the West Ham juniors as well. Does anybody have the answers ?
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Personal information Full name Raymond James Houghton Date of birth 9 January 1962 (age 57) Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Playing position Midfielder Youth career –1979 West Ham United Senior career* Years Team Apps (Gls) 1979–1982 West Ham United 1 (0) 1982–1985 Fulham 129 (16) 1985–1987 Oxford United 83 (10) 1987–1992 Liverpool 153 (28) 1992–1995 Aston Villa 95 (6) 1995–1997 Crystal Palace 73 (7) 1997–1999 Reading 43 (1) 1999–2000 Stevenage Borough 3 (0) Total 580 (67) National team 1986–1997 Republic of Ireland 73 (6) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 2:21 PM
 
Thanks very much for the information, most interesting, so how come he never mentions Fulham, is he ashamed to admit that he played for us. ?
posted by YOUNGER SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 3:10 PM
 
 
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Todays line up includes at least 6 who will not be with us next season. Cant reason this out.
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And like somebody has already said , not a youngster in sight !! Could be on for a hiding . I wonder if Parker has the bottle to take someone off before half time if need be
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 1:30 PM
 
I really can't believe we are putting out this team. We are sacrificial lambs to the all conquering Liverpool team, and we will probably be at least 3 down by half time. I agree that we should be fielding some younger members of our squad, so have our coaches and Manager learnt nothing. Come on Scott, you must be more adventurous than this shocking squad.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 1:39 PM
 
I am not a big Scott Parker fan, and i think he has his views on who is Fulham and not for Fulham. That is all i am saying about that one. We need to back him now while he is at the helm and in charge. It looks like Rico,Mensah, Chambers, Ream, Bryan, Seri, Cairney, Anguissa, Ayite, Mitrovic, Babel. Would like to have seen Sessegnon from the start. Apart from that, Ream looks like he is finding his feet. Chambers is a starter because of improvement. I remember him giving away games with many mistakes and we all wanted him gone? We persevered with Chambers. Seri has something if he puts his mind to it, we all know that. Anguissa really needs to man up and step up, arguably should have been left out. I like Aite in and maybe Kabano could have been included for pace, but we will see. Maybe youngsters will put in a show when we are mathematically relegated??? We need to support Parker until!!! COME ON FULHAM!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 2:10 PM
 
Sadly but surely this game will end in another disaster. No longer have the stomach to watch, good times or bad a true fan and all that nonsense. Parker is really not the man, his heart’s in the right place but like Symons we really DO NEED a decent manager, coach or whatever he is going to be known as. We are just going through the motions now that will totally destroy us next season but then we have been there before and back!! but no, this time the hole will be a lot deeper.
posted by FFC …No! meant FFS (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 2:33 PM
 
 
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It would not be very diplomatic to ask the people again if they wanted the Brexit now they have more details but it is diplomatic to ask the MPs again if they wants her deal having been rejected twice? The argument against people’s vote was if there was a narrow remain win, should we try for third time. So if Mays deal is passed next week - should someone put forward another motion to vote again?! My point is politicians are using democracy as a convenience for their agenda! Let’s ask people what they want!!! P.s. sorry I can’t bring myself to write anything positive or interesting about today’s match!! I will watch and cheer Fulham but the current situation is as depressing as the Brexit saga!
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Even democracy and democratic!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 1:00 PM
 
 
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Should be plenty of plastic Scousers out today. Why can't they support their local team?
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Every team has its plastic fans , even fulham .
posted by George (Guest) - Sunday 17th March 2019, 1:20 PM
 

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