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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:43 AM



 
West Bromwich Albion to sell Johnny Evans to sign Tom Crainey from Fulham FC, now this is about the crazyiest transfer rumour I have heard this year. Mind you it is only January 17th. Dwight Gayle coming back to London, while he can still play in the Premiership until the end of the season. Another joke. Let's start getting real and concentrate on who we can get like Billy Sharper from Sheffield United - who have already signed four new players! Jack Marriott Peterborough or Brett Pittman from Portsmouth who seem to know where the goal is. Chris Basham of Sheffield United looks like a capable centre back. The need to look for English based players who do not cost the earth should appeal to our owner. We are after all existing on a corner shop budget these days we CANNOT shop at Harrords anymore
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We don't shop at Harrods. I wouldn't say we shop in Poundlands or a jumbo sale either. We made clear we don't shop in antique shops. our records show we don't shop in a super market either. We don't like eBay as we are too stubborn.

So where do we shop??

Perhaps we are one of those people who only decide last minute at 7.25pm on Saturday trying to find a shop to buy a lottery ticket!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 11:47 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:57 AM



 
Another free transfer! Spend the pennies Mr Khan.
 
 
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Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:20 AM



 
Fulham apparently in talks to sign tshe above ex Liverpool and a free agent. As he is 31 and remembrting the club’s age policy combinrd with the start up of a clear out yesterday of SJ’s unwanted purchases, is this him sticking two fingers up to the hierarchy?
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I thought usually the hierarchy makes the decision on transfers...so they are sticking 2 fingers up themselves?! Mmm. we are not sure if its real or maybe the hierarchy have amended their policies.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:34 AM
 
Exactly
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:48 AM
 
Or perhaps its anOther rumour in the press that is TOTAL BOLLOX??
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:25 AM
 
All rumours are from the agents! In life we have learned we don’t need agents for buying a house, getting a job, getting a loan, finding a friend or a wife because we believe the value they add is really limited. You need them but not paying them 10%. Why footballers and clubs not realised this yet?? Why don’t Sánchez say hey shouldn’t I have a piece of that £15m or progba o the £35m his agent alledgely received! Agents, who are now wealthier than the player and even the clubs (2.5bn in fees in recent years!) Have to justify their fees by making up stories.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:17 AM
 
I'm with JBH. Typical lazy journalism copied over and again.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:32 AM
 
 
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Ok , it was both outgoing , Graham back to Wolves and Madl back to Austria ( don't think I ever saw Graham play so cant comment but I thought Madl was useful and never let us down when he played , good luck to him ) . It looks like Soares is going back to Porto as SJ looks to weed out the players he didn't sign or want and the big Spanish guy at the back looks next to go . Not sure where Fonte falls in this , I think he is a good player but in a deeper almost Cairney type role - at the moment still looks like square peg in round hole and the clock is ticking .

I am sure I read somewhere that SJ wanted to bring in players in early January so they would have the maximum impact on our play-off challenge . But we are reverting to type , and will probably panic buy or loan in the last hour of the last day with a player (s) recovering from long term injury and might be considered sometime in March .
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Funnily enough, Fonte isn't a striker in any way or form that can get us 20 goals. What he does best, is to link up play, and he does lay off a decent pass, that leads to a goal. It depends on what Fonte was bought for, a goal scorer? or to link up play? If it's for his goal scoring ratio? he is out! I like Fonte, he is a good squad player. If Tom Cairney goes? We will be needing players like Fonte. He is a lot different to Cairney, but he does bring something to add to the table.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:35 PM
 
Owen - Fonte and Cairney are million miles apart. Cairney is a game changer. Haven’t seen anything from Fonte to suggest he can change a game. Cairney is a creative player. Not sure Fonte is very creative. Cairney makes the team tick. Fonte just works hard. At the end of the day I think Fonte is a decent player with good work ethics but he’s style does not suit Fulham. If Cairney goes I’d give Piazon a chance to roam around the middle looking for the killer pass. He just needs to learn to hold the ball without losing it.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 9:48 PM
 
I don't have a problem with a Loanee. Why spend loads on Championship players and then have to replace half of them when you get promoted and have to first move them out. My issue with Loanees is when it is done as a way of saving money to avoid transfer fee's, this tactic is necessary for clubs in financial problems. I think if you are sitting in January in 8th place in the league and think you can make a push and get a playoff or perhaps a automatic place but need a couple of top players to lift everything then dont buy a couple of players for £8 million - £10 Million instead spend the money on couple of really top top players on a short term loan till May.
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:53 AM
 
 
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Why chopped your healthy (well maybe not very) left leg to fix your right?! Is it going to move us forward?
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Madl gone, any replacement in sight?
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 4:51 PM
 
Senderos
posted by gloom (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 8:48 PM
 
Don't knock Senderos he always gave 100% for FFC
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 6:24 AM
 
Trouble was it was 100% liability, poor on the ground even worse in the air.
posted by Big Al (Guest) - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:00 AM
 
To quote Bill Shankly ‘even Douglas Barder had two better feet than you’ ( admittedly talking to Tony Hately circa 1966 however more than applicanle to Senderos - anyone under the age of 50 details on Douglas Barder freely available on Wikipedia )
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9:33 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 16th January 2018, 11:44 AM



 
Getting ready for a tonk'n my dear 'Cottagers!'
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Not from you bunch of Dick's!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:00 PM
 
You took the bait!
posted by Lord Griff (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:24 PM
 
No just politely replying to a Retard's post
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:35 PM
 
JBH! Ho! Ho! X
posted by Lord Griff (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 2:09 PM
 
Lord Griff is a teenage ffc fan avin a bit childish humour , fact .
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 3:03 PM
 
Been going too the 'Cottage' for 51 years. My little joke!
posted by Lord Griff (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 4:27 PM
 
To not too , whoops , more homework needed ! Got to try harder to reach the 6th form methinks !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 4:52 PM
 
Little gnat !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:17 PM
 
Fancy some after the match he does. Thought them days was behind us
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Monday 15th January 2018, 11:30 PM



 
Arsenal get £20m but Sanchez’s agent gets £15m and he gets a salary of £18m a year!! It just makes you sick of the greed in football. What happens next? Agents start getting more money than the club, next player better than Sanchez will want 25m or 500k a week...and so on. I don’t think I am jealous - got over that many years ago when we started paying players 20k a week but the greed and amount of money in football is almost socially unacceptable. Why are we bashing the bankers and the ceos!?
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Yes, but why don't actor luvvies & singing luvvies (ex Fulham now chelski supporting lily allen for example) get slated for their gros amounts ? Footballers tend to come from poorer backgrounds. Elitism & snobbery perhaps ?
posted by Marbs (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:39 AM
 
How dare you criticise champagne socialists, it's thexthist, weythist & probably a hate crime. tho thut up !
posted by Mike'sdog (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:52 AM
 
Spot on John obscene money thrown at people that are already comfortably off and yes it's not only footballers. A bit of balance required but I won't be holding my breath.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 1:42 AM
 
It would appear that you can never have enough money- now Novac Djokovic suggests that players go on strike for more money( apparently the old boy has £ 80 million in the bank- well carry on and strike ,think the world could survive without tennis.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:46 PM
 
Is it City? Is it United? Is it Chelsea? Actually, is anyone bothered, does anyone care?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 5:31 PM
 
 
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Fulham are not the only club guilty of collapsing under the strain of playing football from the back. It happened to Man City against Liverpool, because their confidence drained. That is understandable because of how Liverpool bomb on to you, and counter etc. You saw in that game, when City are chasing the game, instead off crispy fast and snappy passes, they got slower and slower. That happens when players start thinking too much, they get nervy, and before you know it, the pass is too short etc. That has been Fulhams problem part of last season and part of this. When Fulham play with confidence, the passing from the back,is much more crisper/sharper/etc. Okay, that is not always the case. Sometimes fatigue plays a huge part in whether a team plays sloppy or quick. It only takes 1 or 2 players to constantly play slow backpasses, and then it becomes an epidemic. Give Man City their dues, they came back strongly, and they could have nicked a draw, which shows they are a great team, probably the best. Liverpool have that weakness to concede late at the back, and thats why virgil was recruited. My point for writing this topic is to say, stick with Slavisa and his plan for tippy tappy football, played from the back. It does work out, and it is the way to go. Fulham just get found wanting, if there is fatigue, or a lack of confidence for whatever reason. I think confidence is high at the moment, and a lot of teams will be fearing us, especially those above us right now in the table...
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Couldn't help thinking that the rarefied level of footballing ability on display in the Liverpool v City game was a serious reality check for for us, as well as any other Championship side that thinks it's a Premiership team in the making.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:07 PM
 
We can play tippy tappy football like both Man City and Liverpool - only when Our confidence level is high! The big difference is we do not have the same energy level and we could never score the goals Liverpool did! All four goals deserved to be goal of the month! Yes I wouldn’t want to swap Slavisa brand of football for Pulis that we saw on Saturday.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:55 PM
 
I only saw the highlights. Great goals, good strong finishes not afraid to shoot hard and from distance. Our possession football is not football as Liverpool play. 37% possession but more shots and goals than city cos they make possession count. When we play out we invite pressure in our half. It’s barmy. Clear it and play in the opposition half. Leicester did just that to Chelsea on weekend and deserved to win. The ideal is a plan A B C etc to be flexible - we seem to be playing by script.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 11:03 PM
 
 
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Monday 15th January 2018, 4:45 PM



 
If we let him go for less than £20 million we are crazy. Thoughts?
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With a dodgy knee and no PL experience? Better off keeping him as he is the lynchpin, even when not 100% and he's a dedicated player. Can't see how he'd pass a medical with a long term knee problem which may, or may not, improve with time and maybe surgery. I do wish him well though; he's done a lot for the club.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:51 PM
 
I agree
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:53 PM
 
20 million for a bloke with a problem knee. A good deal but only if you reinvest it in a couple of proven players.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 5:37 PM
 
I would hate to see him go, without a really good replacement
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:24 PM
 
If Cairney is sold it’s a real kick in teeth to the supporters he is one of the few players in the Championship who is premiership standard having already sold Malone and Aluko it shows where FFC ambitions lie Jokanovic will leave next cant blame him .
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 9:26 PM
 
Can’t see Cairney wanting to go there could go down not a nice area if he’s going to leave he can wait till summer we know he’s happy at Fulham
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:02 PM
 
Why would we want to sell him given is clear we are a much better team with Cairney in than out. The luck we had against Boro only comes once in a blue moon....we need Cairney back this Saturday to have some certainty of beating Burton! If we get £25m-£30m yeah then consider it. £15-20 - we can’t even replace cairney’s right foot for that!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 10:58 PM
 
It’s not about what we want. If he wants gone then no manager wants a disaffected player. The good ones leave, the bae ones stay which is why the club operates a short term contract policy. I am not sure when Cairney contract expires and that will impact any decision. We will keep him if he doesn’t want to play in prem league - so he will go.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 11:07 PM
 
 
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I told you so. I told you lot we could beat Middlesborough FC which is a bit better than we did on our last visit to the NE of England. For those who claimed not to know what that is I would reply north of the Soho border somewhat! Now we have the January transfer window to sign some decent players with Championship petigree. Forget about Dwight Gayle, he's playing in the Prem and is hardly likely to leave Newcastle om the wages he is. Perhaps mad Jose at Manchester United could help us out with a couple of resevere players because I think our Management is not looking beyond the French or Dutch second division. Have we still got a scout in Denmark, because they have some good young footballers coming through and Fulham had at one time a following in Denmark. I can tell you that because I am Danish!
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So in future we only listen to you. Also comforting to note that Hamlet was not the only Dane who was totally delusional.
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 15th January 2018, 11:22 AM
 
Have Dulwich Hamlet got a following in Denmark?
posted by Alfred Tupper (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:09 PM
 
Given that Norway's national team captain currently stars in our midfield lineup, coupled with the past success of fellow Norwegians such as Hangerland and Riise, I hope our man in Denmark is a regular on the Copenhagen-Oslo flight.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:15 PM
 
Seriously mate - what are the winning lottery numbers for this weekend. Reply before Saturday please.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 11:08 PM
 
 
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Hope not.
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Don’t worry they won’t appoint a championship manager esp one who hasn’t got beyond top 8 on second season. That appointment would signal they intend to go down. Stoke are massively wealthy and so will appoint a top flight manager.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 8:56 AM
 
As he himself admitted recently he has no Prem experience. Don't worry his record isn't that brilliant that any Prem vacancy automatically means SJ is on the short list. If we get promoted then it's a whole different ball game.
posted by macedo - Monday 15th January 2018, 9:19 AM
 
Remind me, what dizzy heights did Carlos Carvalhal reach with Sheffield Wednesday to earn him the manager's job at Premiership side Swansea City? I think many club chairmen are in thrall to foreign managers, irrespective of their medocre past form. Anyway, good to see that Stoke have appointed a home grown manager in Paul Lambert. Probably too late though, and expect to see them playing at the Cottage next season.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:01 PM
 
Paul lambert! lump on stoke to go down
posted by Inspired (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 12:17 PM
 
Baccus' i think Carlos Carvalhal, is a decent manager. Sheff Weds gave us plenty of problems to prove that. There are a few decent managers around like Carlos, and he has a great sense of humour. You should listen to his interviews about lobsters etc on sky, very funny. He appeals to me, and i think that players will like him for the way he is,and his character. Clement thought he knew it all because of who he worked with abroad. That was only in a coaching role, and i really think that Carvalhal will be better than him. I hope Swansea survive because i always like their brand of football, and i liken Fulham to them. I am a big fan of Laudrup, and if i thought that Slavisa didn't want a job at Fulham anymore, i would be shouting up for Laudrup. Carvalhal could do a good job at Fulham, he is not only a nice guy, he is also a football guy. (LOBSTER-LOBSTER-MAN)
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 8:55 PM
 
Sorry to bang on about fairy tale managers, but Claudio Renairi is a legend. He told fairy tales to his Leicester squad, and they believed in him that first winning season. Unfortunately, they stopped believing in Raneri, and we all know what happened after that. A manager needs more than coaching skills to win things, and characters like raneri don't come around very often. Any eager young footballer, who wants to progress and go on to better things, should be learning their trade with bended ear to these guys. Slavisa does not know much English, but he has a quirky character what i like, and i think his coaching skills. Let's hope he can finish off what he started at Watford, and get some success at Fulham..
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 9:08 PM
 
Paul Lambert cos he has PL experience. I didn’t see that coming. They do want to go down.
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Ian Mcgeechan wrote in the Telegraph that the impressive form of the Pro14 clubs... underlines the benefits of no relegation. No relegation. Expect the premier league to watch this closely as they would surely love a closed shop. We need to get promotion very soon while the door remains open. I keep commenting that FIFA, the FA and the PL honchos are screwing things up royally but the mugs in the MSM and the limp-wrisated TV pundits can't see the wood for the trees.
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The prem is increasingly "bought" by big money interests. Personally I think they may as well auction the top six places as the start of every season.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 6:50 PM
 
Whilst nothing is impossible, I would find it hard to believe that the Premiership could become a closed shop, with neither relegation nor promotion, as this would kill off lower level football, and become an effective monopoly, which would be unlikely to withstand legal action
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:02 PM
 
If there's big money in it, it could happen. Grease enough elite establishment palms in this country & they'd even throw in endorsements from May & Corbyn, with momentum singing in the background & Willy Holloughby shaking her bum about. Sorry Ari, got a bit carried away with the imagery for a mo there mate !
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:26 PM
 
As Oliver said, they'll follow the money. The top six will depart one way or another and probably sooner than we think. Then what? The Championship retains promotion and relegation but the requirement for the PL to continue doing that is legally a gray area at best. I expect the FA will regroup eventually into four leagues of twenty teams but that's just my guess. Answer this; if all twenty teams in the PL were asked to vote to end relegation, how many do you think would vote for maintaining the status quo?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:35 PM
 
Ollie, she is indeed a candidate for promotion to a superior position ...
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 14th January 2018, 7:41 PM
 
The biggest threat to the Premier League is TV money, BT and Sky have now joined forces, so no more auction for TV rights, The next deal is going to be take it or leave it for far less money.
posted by Colonel Sanders (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:45 PM
 
T.v. would rather broadcast Manyoo v Manc city 4 times a season than Stoke v Brighton any day & they'd pay a lot more for it.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 10:02 PM
 
grate punchuaytion and speling always make god reeding guys
posted by topcat (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:13 AM
 
BT and Sky might have joined forces but they are no match for Amazon or Facebook
posted by Hints - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:34 AM
 
Your right teams like Leicester could never reach top six!!!!!!
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So what do you think about what Darren ferguson said.
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Spot on !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:32 PM
 
Kalas's pulling down of the player was about as blatant a penalty as I have ever seen. Both the ref and the lino should be taken to task this as how theu BOTH missed the incident is beyond belief. If as a Fulham fan had this happened to one of our players I would have been bloody furious.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:58 PM
 
Watch the replay , our man was fouled first , clear as daylight , never a penalty , should have been a free kick to us !
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 2:33 PM
 
Not a penalty. Boro player raises his hand to Kalas head and tries to pull Kalas over. Kalas pushes him back. So Ref was well sighted and said no pen because Boro player was fouling first. TV analysis was pathetic. Our pen was soft but Norwood was needlessly challenged and had his foot kicked. Pulis is upset because his team missed several good chances but OMG how many times have we been in that situation.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 5:35 PM
 
Kalas was definitely fouled first - no pen was correct decision
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:31 AM
 
Boro boys not happy get over it we have it every home game !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 6:55 PM
 
Agree. Ref saw this as 6 of one, half dozen of the other and Boro player had his arm round Kalas neck so no pen. The trip on Norwood was clear. We won, Norwood keep practicing the penalties.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Tuesday 16th January 2018, 11:35 AM
 
Boro boys still moaning about ref being Sunderland fan did not moan when he reffed them and they won a few weeks back
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Typical of our club, we can beat Cardiff, Sheffield United and Boro' away, but we have only beaten one of the bottom 4 clubs, and that being Birmingham at home. We have lost away to both Sunderland and Burton, and only drew with Bolton at home. What a difference those 8 points thrown away, would have made to our season now.
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A C we didnt lose those points. Every game stands by itself. ITs call ifs ands and buts
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:54 AM
 
look on the bright side - we rarely got out of the third gear and we are still within a point from the play-offs and 10 points from automatic. if we can be just that little bit more consistent and other teams such as Cardiff, Sheff Utd, Bristol City and Preston like to lose some momentum, we should guarantee a top six. Personally, I think we should try to catch Derby. if we beat them at home - the gap is just two games.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:03 PM
 
Good post. Tells me our manager doesn’t get the boys up for lesser teams
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 5:36 PM
 
He's a terrible coach 'aint he Phil? Turning "selling" clubs like us & Watford into promotion contenders year after year ! Not like the wonderful Khan's & that sumo wrestling head of stats they had eh.
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Khan, for FFC sake let Jok by a striker he wants. It’s quite a simple equation JOK + striker he wants = FFC in prem 2018
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See, who needs Stephen Hawking working things out when we got Dellers. True dat Dell boy. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:33 AM
 
But that costs MONEY ! By the beard of the prophet ! bismillah ! THAT suff is for the Jags only ! noooooooooooooooooooo !
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I'm not getting too carried away here but we're banging on the door now and that's all. However an injection of about £8-10 million in a striker and rock hard Center half (cover for Ream & Kalas) and good things can happen and we go up. If SK bought this club for sporting reasons then we'll see some ambition. If he bought it for a real estate windfall that will also be laid bare within this window if nothing happens. Anxious days await us all.
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What a load of tosh
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 9:36 AM
 
The property carnt be be sold it has a listed status on it. And as far as i know we have brought whatchamacallit from hows you father on a ten year lease. He starts first thing Monday sharp at eight.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:51 AM
 
As far as I know only the Cottage is listed. He can build around it.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:14 PM
 
Johnny Haynes stand listed also stated ground can only be used for sport
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:54 PM
 
The "stevenage road" stand's facade is listed not the stand itself ( like highbury ). So only a very small part of the ground is listed. I can say that as a builder/developer myself ( on a smaller scale ! ), there is no problem to redevelop the ground as long as the council & local residents are not too unhappy. If Shaheed Khan got Sadiq Khan ( mayor of London )onside , it could make it even easier.
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 6:43 PM
 
I have checked it with the council. And they say that the stevenage stand is all listed. Front back and both sides also all the seating the cottage it self and the turn stiles are all listed. And Badger its right it can only be used for sport only.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 15th January 2018, 4:35 PM
 
PS and as far as i know FA rules he will have to get us another ground Which wont be cheap But i might be wrong.
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Had we had Norwood taking pens last season we would have been up automatically
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Norwood didn't do anything until the 95th min - winning a penalty and scoring it! my MoM for his 1min of contribution! In football that's all you need - look at Ronaldo!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 11:12 PM
 
Don’t deride luck. It’s all you need.
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Saturday 13th January 2018, 10:41 PM



 
I predicted a fulham defeat, especially as Cairney unfit. So glad to be wrong. Well done boys a great result against a promotion contender.
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great result yes, great performance NO!I thought we were in for a hammering after the first half debacle. Lucky day, watch out folks Burton next week , anything can happen.
posted by nosferatu (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 10:46 PM
 
That's the good thing about this league anything can happen and is so much more exciting than the super premiership
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Barnsley, Burton, Bolton, Nottingham Forest. We need 8 points minimum, but I’d like to think 10 of 12 is a real possibility. These are the weak sisters of the division. The schedule gets harder after that. I’d said 7th by end of the month, 5th is now realistic. One player (a striker) could push us into 2nd. Khan needs to spend money. What a shame to be wasting money on Soares, Djalo, Cissé, Rui Fonte, etc.
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Reckon we can get 10 points out of next 4 games providing we play to our potential still reckon at least two of top six will drop out two to take there place WE WILL BE ONE OF THEM !!!!!! COYW!!!!!lets get behind them on Saturday for a start
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We won if we were a bit lucky great last season we out played Brighton twice and lost we were the better team at home v Middlesbrough and they got late draw then you moan we should of took our chances well today we won at hard place to go and lm over the moon COYW
 
 
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..... we had more possession, more shots, more shots on target, more shots blocked and less shots off target than Boro so can anyone explain why we should have lost?
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Totally agree.Could be we need a natural striker, which we are unlikely to get with this owner.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:28 PM
 
Also don't forget guy's, that we don't normally win up Boro. Look through the records and we can see that stat. We take that win anyhow. It is about time that we had a bit of luck anyway...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:33 PM
 
Wasn't at the game but watched the whole match on TV - we definitely nicked the game! Boro like us have the problem they create danger but don't have the final ball or the striker to convert multiple good chances they had!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:38 PM
 
I watched the game on tv and am delighted with the result and where it leaves us but we must not be misled by the this. I judge the team on the performance irrespective of who we were playing against or its history. Norwood and Johansen were continously inaccurate in there passing. The defence was caught napping.When they hit the crossbar we nearly forgot to follow up the ball.Sess and AK were seldom fed in the first half. I couldnt help thinking throughout the match that against a slightly better team we would have been fodder.Its just my opinion and I am not a football expert.I intend enjoying todays experiance for as many days as possible but im not going to kid myself.If we had lost 0-1 diferent stories would be flying around. Id like to hear comments from other who say the match.Not based on statistics please.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:01 PM
 
I saw it on the tablet and to put it basically they had 3 or 4 chances that they really should have put away whereas we didn’t really look like scoring.
posted by Midds - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:26 PM
 
Boro had a taste of the medicine we had so many times....better team, dominate then lose to a last minute goal!! Didn't enjoy watching the match but the results fantastic! We are much closer to play-offs than last season - watch out Derby - we are after your 2nd place!

posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:29 PM
 
If you had watched the game, MST, you wouldn't be asking. But after the sun and tequila, you're just enjoying a little wind up with all of us me thinks. 4 1v1 with the keeper, a crossbar, and a felonious assault by Kalas in the box uncalled. Good thing Traore ran out of gas early, he was running all over us.One point would've been thievery let alone three. Came alive the last 15-20 minutes but still the luckiest three points of the season....... and I love it!
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 6:30 PM
 
Last win at Boro in 1984! Great win let’s push on.
posted by Ewellffc (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 8:45 PM
 
I got up at 2am to listen to the game on Fulham TV. I nearly went back to bed after the first half but managed to stay awake. from what I heard we really started coming back into it in the last quarter and the funniest bit was Gentleman Jim shouting :Look at Pulis! He's going nuts! He's pig sick!" Finally we get one going our way and I slept soundly for the remainder of the night. :-)
posted by Hints - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:26 PM
 
Only certain Fulham fans could suck the joy out of an unexpected away win A 95th minute winner against tough opposition plus a rare clean sheet and still there is cause for an inquest. I am sure if Middlesbrough had snatched the points at our place in that fashion the fans would be laughing and singing all the way home Pulis would be telling everybody who cares to listen that that's football and sometimes you have to accept the breaks and just get on with it. Everything evens itself out blah blah and so on. Ok so we nicked it how many times have we had our pockets pinched late on. My advice is to enjoy the rub of the green when you can as we don't often get treated to it in these parts.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 10:22 PM
 
Absolutely Eddie. And don't it feel good to stick one up Pulis. Yes I still hold a grudge
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:16 AM
 
I just watched the highlights and, dead set they should have had a penalty and we shouldn't. You can watch it as many times as you like with whatever coloured glasses you want but we definitely got the best of the ref who, I am reliably informed is a Sunderland supporter.... LOL COYW!
posted by Hints - Sunday 14th January 2018, 4:01 AM
 
The boro player fouled our bloke first , never a penalty , get down to specsavers asap pal !
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:26 AM
 
Guys Boro fan here, those of you that went to the game, just forget about your pen for a minute our player shouldn't have put his foot in any ref would give that one, but just have a look at the first shout Kalas shoving Braithwaite to the ground Your opinion, was it a pen? just watch it over again the reaction of all players Fulham and Boro they knew a pen was coming here's a conspiracy theory for you the refs a bloody Sunderland supporter season ticket holder that's why he didn't give it lol, well done guys a good 3 points for you and i hope you didn't get any issues from the mad daft boro fans when leaving the ground, take care.
posted by AllanLRDKL1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 9:58 AM
 
It's you who needs the glasses PAL.
posted by Hints - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:19 AM
 
Definitely Boro should have had a penalty and we rode our luck yesterday. Our penalty, although softer, was too. But all that aside , I must admit it was good to see another team shoot blanks for a change. So many times Fulham dominate games only to fall to a sucker punch." It's a funny 'ol game Saint ". COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:25 AM
 
Hints , are you saying the boro player didnt put his arm around our players neck before he was pushed ? Take another look and if you still think the same then the worlds gone mad !
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 12:17 PM
 
Merv I just had another look and you're right. He did put his arm up around his neck. But the ref didn't see it either or we would have had the free kick. So who cares , we have enough disisions go against us.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:05 PM
 
Cheers Dan , how Hints and one or two other people cant see this is beyond me . Never a boro penalty as our player fouled first .Anyway COYW
posted by Merv (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:10 PM
 
His arm does go up, around the back of Kalas's head but his arms are up because he's using his momentum to spin around he's not even looking at Kalas,I think any neutral supporter would agree pen, but that's football for you if we changed the system and brought video ref's in then we would have nothing to talk or argue about, this is what makes our game the best game in the world. Guys just a note on your penalty watch the linesman's reaction he is better placed than the ref to see the pen incident, he doesn't flag for the incident i'm not saying it wasn't a pen but looking at the linesman he didn't think it was and we all know a linesman will never overrule the ref. All the best for 2018 and we'll see you next year has both teams have been crap this season and neither will be going up.
posted by Allanlrdkl1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 1:53 PM
 
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the decisions at the Riverside how many major decisions have we had go against us over the years. The list is likely to be very long and missing many that we have probably forgotten about. This is not unique to Fulham I am sure supporters throughout the land could compile similar lists. The fuss being made you would think we were the only team to ever get the benefits of poor refereeing decisions. Speaking as a dinosaur I truly hope the day doesn't arrive when technology takes over and the man in the middle becomes simply a sounding board for the faceless VAR technicians mulling over every tedious incident, holding up the natural flow of the game while they pass judgement. Accept that the ref is human take the good calls with the bad and for gods sake let's just get on with the game. As for the accusations of this guy being a Sunderland supporter is this from a reliable source or is it pure slander?
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 2:21 PM
 
Yup totally agree with the last post leave the game well alone there's nothing wrong with it sometimes you get the rub of the green sometimes you don't that's football, listening to the local phone in and apparently been a season ticket holder at Sunderland for a few seasons, but he's definately a Sunderland fan.
posted by Allalrdkl1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 3:39 PM
 
Just to update on the Geoff Eltringham Sunderland season ticket - this is taken from the Sunderland echo as below:so yup he's our local enemy no1!!. Wearside has its first Football League referee in three decades. Geoff Eltringham is one of seven new additions to the League list nationally, but the first from Sunderland Referees' Association since George Tyson joined the ranks in the late 1970s. It is the latest step in a journey the 29-year-old would be delighted to see end in the Premier League. And he admits the biggest decision of his career involved the club he will never be able to referee – his beloved Sunderland AFC. Geoff said: "I played football at school and in the Russell Foster Youth League, but I wasn't good enough to make a living in the game so I went into refereeing after seeing a course advertised. "I still had my season ticket at Sunderland so I was fitting my refereeing around that. "The best bit of advice I ever had came from a referees assessor called Malcolm Langley. He could see I had a bit of potential but he said I had to choose between Sunderland Football Club and refereeing. "It was a big decision because I loved going to the match with my mates, but I gave up my season ticket and that started my progress." Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/wearside-ref-geoff-plays-his-cards-right-1-1075457
posted by Allanlrdkl1966 (Guest) - Sunday 14th January 2018, 3:45 PM
 
Yeah all that, and the brown envelope I slipped him before the game.
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We obviously need a few bodies in this transfer window. Admittedly, Fulham do not have a good record of wins up there. Saying that, we deserve a bit of luck for once, so we move on upwards. We need to improve though, and without Tom Cairney, we are very thin indeed..
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Pathetic passing and we probably deserved to lose 0-2. Id hate to lose like this but at last weve had luck going our way and its makes such a difference to be just 1 point now off 6th. Midfield and defence were caught asleep too many times and as you say there is nobody othert than cairney willing to distribute play.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:07 PM
 
All the whinging on bad referee decisions may have finally paid off! Finally received the benefits of a referee howler. We were the better side the last 15-20 minutes, then caught our break. SJs post game comments should be interesting. Best 3 points of the season
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:11 PM
 
Not complaining but 63% possession 2 on target . Can anybody explain please.
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3 points stolen better than 3 points deserved any day! Wow!!!!!!!!! The lads who fell through the barrier, have a great ride home. Well done boys!
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Californian, it was a great and fortunate win, and now for the ride home for those Fulham fans stuck up there. By the sounds of it, they might need a Sat-nav to get out of the north. Doom and Gloom sounds like he is well travelled, maybe he can point the way....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:28 PM
 
Follow the sun
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Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:00 PM



 
Let's hear the praises for the result against Boro !
 
 
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COYW yes we beat the Boro
 
 
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Norwood magic
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Sess in defence again. Why do we do this?
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Looking at the stats on the match center it looks like we're in this game. We should be down 3-0. Totally dominated in all areas. Ryan had rough first 30 mins with Traore but has settled in. Norwood and Piazon lost. See if they're subbed at the half. Boro look much improved under Pulis.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:01 PM
 
We just need to keep it tight at the back. Hopefully, Slav changes something upfront, bring Kebano on, and push sess further up to cause the problems.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:08 PM
 
So much for that weak team 'SOUTHAMPTON'! They are up 2-0 away to Watford!!! HMMM!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:14 PM
 
We won ...what more do you want !!!!
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:57 PM
 
And that’s 1 point away from the play offs .....
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Why is he not starting ?
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if you saw him pushing their player down in the pen box you know why!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:39 PM
 
 
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Slavisa Jokanovic is banking on the striker known as AK-47 firing Fulham into the play-off shake up. Aboukakar Kamara was given his nickname at Craven Cottage due to his shirt number and initials,and the 5 million recruit is now showing signs he can gun down championship defences. Frenchman Kamara, 22, rifled four goals in his last two league games ahead of today's trip to Middlesbrough. Boss Jokanovic said; Kamara only joined in september- it's a new country and a new league so we've had to be patient with him. Now we are starting to see his qualities shine through. We believe he can give us more in the future. Jokanovic is unhappy he cannot buy but added; Our job is to end in the top 6. We must be brave... That was written in the sun today guy's, and it looks like they know more than what we do. I am surprised that Slavisa is taking the news, there might not be any recruits, if true ? Anyway i think that AK is improving, and i hope i havn't put the kibosh on him. It is blatantly obvious that the board thinks that we are strong enough to mount a challenge. If we lose today, i think Slavisa needs to bang the office door down and demand some cash... COME ON FULHAM AT BORO!!!
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another positive (albeit indirect on our recruitment) endorsement/statement by Slavisa! What's going on?? reckoned he had a right ticking off after what he said about the transfer and he's on a redemption path with the board!

Good news to see Cairney is still fit enough for the bench!
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Football is my life but each day when I read what's going on and how detached we are from the real world is surreal. I am not so much talking about Fulham but what goes on in the big clubs. For example, a quick glance at the BBC gossips today - here are a few extracts:

...David de Gea which would become the joint-highest earner at the club on £300,000-a-week - 300k for a keeper!?

...Messi's contract with Barca guarantees him more than 100m euros a year (£88.6m) in salary. Really!!

...Barcelona forward Lionel Messi paid 12m euros (£10.64m) in back taxes at the end of 2016 - no ethics!

... Real Madrid were ready to pay 30-year-old Messi's 250m euro (£221.7m) buyout clause in 2013. I read someone Nemar might go to real for £350m too!!

...Faustino Asprillia believes he would be worth 200m euros (£177m) in the current transfer market. Sums up even what ex-pro think!


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John just dont read it/ listen to the rubbish they talk. Im only interested in the Championship and the other divisions. I never listen to talk S. Match of the day etc. Or read any sports pages.There is only one bloke that talks sense thats the bloke thats on the red dot and covers the lower divisions. And i only watch the red dot on the bbc for the results and thats with the sound down.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 1:26 PM
 
The American influence John. It has always been thus over there in grid-iron, baseball and basketball and it has spread around the globe.
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Does anyone remember Bishops Park Adventure Playground untill it was closed by the council? I used to play there in my earlier years and it would be great to hear from others who played there themselves.
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Talking of remembering, I bought a 'Danger Man' box set yesterday and the second episode takes place in and round Fulham's ground including a walk through Bishops park must have been 1964 and glimpses of Fulham v West Ham with the likes of Cohen playing. Also a pile of FFC programmes. Worth every penny.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 11:27 AM
 
I remember the adventure playground with fond memories, use to play there a lot.also I even lost my cherry there with all my mates watching lol. They also use to run days out which were great.
posted by Bigdodger (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 12:26 PM
 
Freddie - is that the episode when McGoohan ( aka Danger Msn ) disguised in glases and white mac standing at the ground says “ their not much but I like them “. ? No change there then
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 13th January 2018, 4:05 PM
 
Keetch I loved the seriers in the 60's but now its dated but just love the theme music. Yes your right it was the one as John
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:36 PM
 
Keetch I loved the seriers in the 60's but now its dated but just love the theme music. Yes your right it was the one as John Drake in disgues
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:36 PM
 
Jumpers for goalposts, liquorice, hovis, those were the days.
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When we travel to the NE of this vast and wonderful country, the only club we lose to is bottom of the league and only then because we gave them the player that scored the all important goal. Now Middlesborough must take responsibility for that wasted long journey. Changing the Manager does not always have the desired effect - ask Cookie at Roker Park. Mr Pulis is a good manager but no mircale workers COME ON FULHAM
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Vast???? have you ever been abroad???
posted by gloom (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 10:23 PM
 
Ever tried walking it Gloom
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 11:05 PM
 
Yeh' come on Doom' Let's get with the program! It's grim up north,and us Cottagers we need to go up there, gather our thoughts, concentrate! We raid the vast north, and bring back the spoils of war. We stand together as one, we are FULHAM!!! CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 11:11 PM
 
Si se puede! Safe travels everyone. Looking forward to hearing our most faithful supporters in full voice tomorrow!
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 2:39 AM
 
Perhaps Boro will be up for a bit of a tear up near the station after??
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 3:03 AM
 
-as are every club in this league. We'll be fortunate to gain a point.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 3:39 AM
 
Sorry to be a pessimist, but a 2-0 defeat is on the cards for us today, but we will make up ground fast, over the next few games.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 8:38 AM
 
I live in the south. Where is the north east?
posted by Horace Ponsonby (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 8:56 AM
 
I live in the South. Where is Middlesborough?
posted by Horace Ponsonby. (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:04 AM
 
I'm running too Plymouth.
posted by Alf Tupper (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:08 AM
 
Is that what you do Dan? cant afford the fare?
posted by gloom (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:58 AM
 
“ i run ‘em !!!!
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I was thinking more along the lines of... Beauty and the Beast!
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Which is which?
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Its no coincidence there are parallels between Fulham's results and Cairney's fitness level! The fitter Cairney is the better results we achieve. Even when he is unfit with him in the team, we are more consistent. When he is not playing, we are everywhere. So really concern that his knee injury has come back...
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Agree I think we should sell him to NUFC in this window as he is becoming a liability!!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 4:26 PM
 
Don’t think anyone would pay £20-30m for a championship player with a dodgy knee! Look at sturridge! England proven striker when fit going for £30m - same money as Overated Dembele!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 4:30 PM
 
Have you lost your marbles JBH? Why would we want to sell Cairney, and why has he become a liability all of a sudden? And John' we can't compare Our tom to Sturridge. Sturridge is a serial injury prone egotiscal footballer. I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. How many games would Sturridge get through at Fulham? At every club he has gone to, nobody has got a full season out of him. Tom Cairney give him his dues, apart from this season, he has been fantastic! A shining example and a great influence to everyone at Fulham. I just hope we can have at least an 80% fit Cairney on the pitch tomorrow....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 7:40 PM
 
No just posting Bollox like the rest do on here most of the time !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JBH most honest post ever been on here
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 9:01 PM
 
Cairney is a good asset,not sure where he disappeared in the play offs Last season,maybe we should cash in,not sure he’ll be that effective in the premier league.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 10:20 PM
 
Bookies have Boro around evens, draw and Fulham around 5/2. Cairney must be extremely doubtful or not near a 100%. Could be an ugly day. A draw would be delightful. A loss no worries. Schedule eases up for a couple weeks thereafter. Shouldn't lose contact through January. Give Cairney another week to heal and start a run.
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Fulham have hit the woodwork more often than any other club in the Championship this season.

According to Opta we have hit the frame of the goal 12 times with Norwich the next worse at 11 times.

Slavisa is right when he says we need to be more clinical!!

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cheaper to send the players to Specsavers!
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..... Is being investigated over a gang rape. There's goes his career. Still , he can always get a job driving for Uber.
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What career? He must be close to 45 by now.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 12th January 2018, 2:09 PM
 
Maybe he knows John Worboys
posted by denny (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 2:35 PM
 
Just like John Worboys
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It’s very strange to me Denny, how everyone knows warboys because what he did as a taxi driver is so rear. Just one. But no one seems to care about the one rape every week in an Uber. It’s because their cheap. Cheap because they pay no tax. Cheap because of fake police checks , cheap because fake medical certs. And now they are trading illegally. But Denny it saves people a couple of quid. Maybe if they paid their tax people wouldn’t have to die in hospital corridors
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 3:47 PM
 
Dan Gleeballs is a taxi driver methnks. If Black Cabs weren’t so expensive, driven by bigoted Brexiteers and were less picky about accepting rides, then there would be no room in the market for Uber. Uber drivers are far more easily traceable than Black Cab drivers, that I feel perfectly safe letting my children use them. Indeed, there seems more chance that children would by attacked by a priest than an Uber Driver
posted by Dm (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 4:24 PM
 
Not convinced just chucking money at the NHS is the answer. If politicians can't get it into their tiny brains that allowing countless thousand of extra people into our little country every year wasn't going to have a profound effect on all our services then they obviously studied at the same school as Dianna Abbott who if you recall promised thousands of extra police by offering them £ 30 a year- not quite sure how many fancied the job !
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 4:28 PM
 
DM - Total nonsense and if ever you saw the ‘policing’ by the carriage office you would feel a hell of a lot easier if your kids are in the back of a black cab
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th January 2018, 5:23 PM
 
agree if we was as clean as black cab driver's the world be a better place especially when it come's to tax return's
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 9:59 PM
 
Sorry Dan thought this was a FFC message board just pointing out John Worboys was a serial offender, evidently carried out 100 attacks a black cab driver. I do not have any facts regarding completed safe journeys by Uber drivers. Same as all trades black cabs are under pressure from cheaper options with cheaper labour, at least you have a licensing authority to help, unlike the building trade.
posted by denny (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 10:03 PM
 
Black taxis are easy to trace. If you pay by card you get a receipt which shows driver ID , cab reg etc. If you need to find that driver you just call the transport for London. Uber have no such office to complain to. They just sweep it under the carpet like the shed load of rape cases they tried to hide from the police by using illegal soft wear. This is just one reason they have lost their license in London which actually makes them illegal to go on operating in the capital, but still do. Don't for one minute think I'm making this up, it's all out there and much much more. DM if I were you I would seriously think twice about putting your children in an uber. They are currently involved in more accidents then any other road users. According to the met police , this is due to not knowing where they are going and staring at sat nav's. Keetch 54 be lucky. GOOD LUCK FULHAM TOMORROW. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 10:33 PM
 
Know where you're coming from Dm. Crawl back there.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Saturday 13th January 2018, 5:29 PM
 
Have they released that rapist taxi driver yet !!!! not just Uber drivers just a thought if Uber drivers committing. all these sex attacks on a weekly basis how comes press not publishing facts
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Have they released that rapist taxi driver yet !!!! not just Uber drivers just a thought if Uber drivers committing. all these sex attacks on a weekly basis how comes press not publishing facts
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Good to see after Jokanovic throwing his toys out of his pram to start talking more positive about the club. Supporting Tony Khan in his decision to keep Sess and his excellent relationship with our data analyst, and nothing about us not brought in any players yet! I think he knows he made a mistake in what he said a couple of weeks ago and would unsettle the players head of the Boro match! Well done Slavisa!
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Great news John, it settled my nerves also. It looks like the new stats guy is playing ball with Slavisa. Happy days are surely here again, and let's hope our statatition picks well with Slavisa. No doubt both will be getting the beers in, and dancing on broken plates. Check out the Lion'' I think the plate-lets are the other tradition. Slavisa does look like the Beer in a Toby jug type,and a merry dance on a table top. That would be funny to see. I don't know if the pub landlord would let that one go. It might be a case for public decency...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 8:28 AM
 
 
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Friday 12th January 2018, 2:56 AM



 
Just read we're due to play Bristol City away on the 21st and Wolves at home on the 24th. That is tough on us.
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That's gonna be a fine 6 points right there. Our league position is almost identical to this time last season. So looking for another big push and with any luck another season that sees Leeds fall apart , again. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 3:09 AM
 
 
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Thursday 11th January 2018, 9:12 PM



 
Any Fulham fan thinking it will be easy-peezy up at Boro sat, will need to think again! They are already attack-minded, and you can guarantee that Tony Pulis will improve their defensive frailties in some way. Pulis won't need much time to adjust if we go 2 goals down. I think Ream, kalas, Macdonald, and Odi, will have to be solid. We have some decent wing play on both sides, and to keep their defence busy, Sess needs to be up field to cut in and give them problems. We know what Floydey and Kabano can do,with the likes of Cairney and co to do even more damage in the mix. Our super duper right back is big news at the moment, and he definitely can add a few more 0's to his transfer value by playing a blinder down that right wing tomorrow. Not that we want to sell our right back, i just think that transfer value for him was a bit of an insult, and ryan should feel that way too. HA' I nearly forgot? Bad boy Kamara is on a mission to bag a goal a game. He should have got that hattrick against Hull, and he missed an easy one for the hattrick against Ipswich. Unless he misses the team bus up to Boro, i expect Kamara to make amends, and score his first hattrick for Fulham! How hard can that be? Between a bar/2 post/ and a bag of wind! EEZY PEEZY!!!!!
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Well Owen I admire your optimism with our board saying that we are good enough, so to say lets just sell Ream Kalas McDonald and Odi seems a bit wishful thinking at best. The need for a striker seems to have fallen on deaf ears and if SJ vain threats to leave may have painted himself into a corner. My own aspirations for this season, we're doing well if we finish in top 8.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 9:29 PM
 
Lets say Middlesbrough 2-3 Fulham...then Fulham 1-3 Burton Albion....just being Fulhamish.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 9:35 PM
 
Freddie, i meant that our defence will need to be solid at the back Saturday....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 10:34 PM
 
Owen, our defence ought to be solid for every match. They've had enough time to make sure everyone knows their job so we don't give away silly goals or make rash challenges inside the penalty area. That's why Hodgson was so successful with a squad that played above themselves. I don't think Jok is anywhere near that level, currently.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 3:04 AM
 
Yes Stephen, with confidence gaining game by game, let's hope our defence holds up strong at Boro. We can be a bit fragile like the Arsenal. A touch of the 'Wenger Bender'. We should address the problems in this window for sure...
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Why Sky's obsession with showing so many Leeds games, they have at least five games in which they are involved up to March. .?
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Its because they like watching them crumble every season
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:51 PM
 
It's because Sky is going through the alphabet of Championship teams. 'OH' NO', THEY MISSED THE 'F'S OUT!!!!! DOH' DOH''''
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I'm on the 8am train out of kings x , anybody here on this train ?
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Hopefully the driver.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 2:22 PM
 
Fulhams new £30m striker?
posted by Old Tosh (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 2:42 PM
 
Kamara-(missed the team bus)
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 2:48 PM
 
Elvis?
posted by Fast Eddie (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 3:00 PM
 
Khan ?
posted by Oliver (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 5:18 PM
 
May?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 5:25 PM
 
corbyn!
posted by cor blimey guv (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:03 PM
 
Khans blueprint for promotion too the prem?
posted by Alf Tapper (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:04 PM
 
Vive Alf Tuppaire !!! You would have to be of a certain age to get that one
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:11 PM
 
a lost Uber driver......
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:43 PM
 
DG you’re becoming obsessive mate :-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 12th January 2018, 11:07 AM
 
When we were in Mexico over Christmas and the New Year there was a massive demonstration by Uber drivers because Mexico will not issue them with licenses and conditions the same as the state run taxis. Very noisy!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 12th January 2018, 11:09 AM
 
Ah! memories of the !tough of the track!Smiffy and scrapper, lord snooties minder. Rockfist Rogan and Garth , were are they when you want them?.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 1:46 PM
 
And if you needed a goalie sod de Gea - you just sent for Bernard Briggs ...,
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th January 2018, 3:02 PM
 
AK 47 Kamara? - Gorgeous Gus , now there WAS a centre forward....
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 12th January 2018, 3:45 PM
 
Don't forget Ishmael he got on the of everything Limp along Leslie crossed from the right.
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Thursday 11th January 2018, 5:43 AM



 
We are apparently looking at these 2 strikers from the Spanish 2nd div. Mata current market value is £900,000 we are told an offer of £8,860,000 will buy him, and Guardiola current market value is £810,000 but yet again we are told an exorbitant price of £3.5m to £4.4m will get him. If we are going to spend this type of money (which I doubt) we could get better strikers in this country.
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John, i think the masterplan here is to check out his utube video? You might be right in saying, stick to what we know, and get someone closer to home.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 6:13 AM
 
Youtube videos can be very deceptive. Remember seeing the Fonte vids. He looked really good but then the opposition he was playing against might not be that brilliant.
posted by Bean (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:50 AM
 
There are now rumours that Chris Martin might be coming back to us on a permanent basis. I wonder if there is any truth in the story, and if we would welcome him back, if there is anything in the story. After all that nonsense with him last season. I am not even sure myself at the moment if I would want him, but he did, when he showed that he was interested, suit us up front. A difficult decision I must say ? ?
posted by NORMAN (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 9:14 AM
 
Money ball transfers. Will Amazon deliver the same day?
posted by Riverside Tosh (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 9:38 AM
 
Only if he is in his PRIME ! !
posted by A C (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 9:49 AM
 
£3.99 P&P.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 11:59 AM
 
I'd welcome him back as a signing not a loan. That way he might feel he belongs this time. Anyone who scores goals is fine by me.
posted by macedo - Thursday 11th January 2018, 12:02 PM
 
Have him back by all means, but i don't have to like him. The harsh reality is we need a CF pronto, and i would rather recruit from England than a Utube video. Martin is just average for me, and i don't see him scoring any more than 12 goals a season. And funnily enough, that is about average and what our other players contribute. Even Aluko who misses quite a few is capable of getting 12 goals so there you go. 8-10-12 goals between those who can score them seems to be adequate for Fulham, and will get us to the play-offs. Personally speaking, i think that an improving Kamara will be Fulhams top scorer...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 12:20 PM
 
Well whoever comes in he will be very happy to pull on the famous Fulham shirt some thing he has always wanted o do since leaving primary school.Satyr aint dead just resting.
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The x liverpool keeper has died. Tommy lawrence now there was a keeper. In the Shanks era
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In 1965 we played Liverpool at the Cottage when they were top of the league ( old First Division ) We went 1-0 up due to a flowing move around Haynes who swept the ball out to the wing with a 25/30 yard pass which resulted in a centre and Steve Earle made it 1-0 Liverpool threw everything at us in the second half and a punt forward saw Earle pick up the ball and pat it with his hand a la basketball on the blind side of the referee and score. Tommy Lawrence went mad , Liverpool surrounded the referee and Ian St John got sent off a few minutes later. 40,000+ in the Cottage and the gates shut at 2:00 p.m Happy days RIP Tommy Lawrence
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 5:07 PM
 
I think the game you are talking about was feb 1966 , 30 odd thousand at the game , rip the flying pig !
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 6:35 PM
 
Always remember that game for the sending of pancho Pearson had an altercation with St. John. By the riverside terrace up the hammersmith end as thevref sent him of pancho winked at the crowd !!!! No wall to wall camera s them days !!! Happy days
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 6:46 PM
 
Reggi - I stand corrected on the date but take issue with the attendance figure The cottage currently maxes at around 26,000 in those days no seats other than the Johnny Haynes stand and not even a roof on the Hammy end. Packed in standing you got a hell of a lot of people on 3 sides stood up. Perhaps a student of the club’s history could confirm the record attendance even in the 60’s let alone the 50’s?
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7:22 PM
 
There was a match against Manchester United in 67/68 or thereabouts where the Sunday papers said 44,000. I was Ok but my old man got there ten minutes after kickoff and left before halftime as he couldn't see the pitch from anywhere, and he was six foot three.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7:42 PM
 
Just checked that game Keetchy. Two all draw on March 27, 1967. Reported attendance 47,290. United team was Stepney, Foulkes, Sadler, Noble, Dunne, Asten, Creren, Stiles, Best, Charlton and Law. No wonder my old man couldn't see. Great atmosphere for an open ground, as it was then, but not a place for the weak-bladdered. Still, that's the best reason to buy a programme ...
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 8:40 PM
 
Think you might have had too many of those Tennessee cocktails Arizonan. The game to which they were referring was against Liverpool not Man Utd ;-)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 4:13 AM
 
Arizonan-many tks
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 11th January 2018, 12:51 PM
 
After his football career finished, Liverpool goalkeeping legend Tommy Lawrence went to work in a Warrington factory. In the same week as his death, we learnt that Liverpool 'legend' Philip Coutinho stumped up a contribution of £10 million of his own money towards his £142 million transfer to Barcelona. How times have changed.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 1:33 PM
 
Keetchy , according to the book " Fulham - The complete Record , the attendance was 31,616 , i was at the game and thought it was bigger than that .
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 1:55 PM
 
Tennessee cocktails notwithstanding, Keetch asked "Perhaps a student of the club’s history could confirm the record attendance even in the 60’s let alone the 50’s" which is the game I referred to. The pre-war attendance was a whopping 49,335 in a 2:1 win over Millwall in October, 1938. Keep up dear boy else I'll tell Felicity Kendall you're losing it. How did Mexico go?
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 11th January 2018, 2:45 PM
 
I was at the 5-4 defeat to Newcastle in maybe 1953 0r 54, 6th round of the cup, we went 3-0 down and turned it round to 4-3 up, I think Tosh got a hat trick in a few minutes. Newspapers said on sunday 46000 attendance , it was so packed I could hardly breath when we scored, had a sore throat at school for 3 days after for all the cheering. Certainly one of the games of my life.
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 4:12 PM
 
Seem to recall Newcastle mid week afternoon ffc rammed and no extension to Hammersmith end or Putney end same for Millwall think the official attendances were underestimated. For various reasons !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 4:59 PM
 
AZN Oops! Must be still jet lagged. You have too good a memory as well sir ;-). Mexico was great thanks. Did the job - Christmas and New completely passed us by.bwhich was exactly what my wife needed given the circumstances.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 5:21 PM
 
Yes, I recall that game. Jack McClelland was in goal and was outstanding, I think he replaced Tony MAcedo. Regarding the incident w/ Pancho Pearson, I believe PAncho faked the punch. St. John was booed off the field.
Liverpool were in first place at the time.
Great days but two years later most of that team was gone,
posted by bill@usa (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 11:34 PM
 
The Newc game , think Miburn scored the winning goal, kids were lifted over crowd at Putney end to the front ,some where sat on edge of pitch just hoping one of toshes thunderbolts never came to close.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Friday 12th January 2018, 1:52 PM
 
Re. Newcastle game.. Entirely agree that this was one of the best games I ever saw. I think the winner was scored by Vic Keeble from a Milburn cross, Keeble was an old fashioned centre forward and favourite for anything in the air - though he'd not get away with his terrorising of goalies these days! I was right behind the Putney end where Tosh scored his hat trick and I've never seen a ball hit so hard so consistently. I wouldn't be surprised if their goalie thought better of putting his hands in the way! It was packed but I doubt 46000.
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The Khan family have absolute no ambition for our football club, it's obvious to everyone what positions we need on the pitch. When the time comes to renew the season tickets again we will read the same old rubbish that they will support the manager and the team and again and again these empty promises come to nothing.
Out of both cups and with not a sniff of a little cup run again, selling our best players and replacing them with 'good prospect' loan youngsters but not good enough for us at the time we are sold down the river once more!!
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Nothing bothers Khan, loosing a game is something he is used to with the Jags so what a game with little Fulham going down the pan. Back to transfers why are we reading about players !we are watching!(thats what we usually do )when S/J has been told no one is coming in, so who is porkie pieing and who aint bothered?.No doubt some clown will join us and tell us how proud and excited joining famous FFC for about fifty bob,(for the oldies)then sit on the bench for rest of season on account his leg is broken and no one spotted it.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 1:35 PM
 
The Jaguars are not the worst team in the NFL but are pretty close. Something to be considered though is that there is no "relagation" in the NFL so Cleveland, who lost all sixteen games this year, will still be around next year, and the year after, and the year after ad infinitum. As for "fifty bob", you young 'uns need to learn the language. Bobs don't go above nineteen.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 4:36 PM
 
FFC is an "asset" to Khan. As long as "real estate" values rise, money is earned overall from player transfers & running costs are kept to a cost effective minimum he retains the potential to cash in one day. Khan would would like promotion because it would enhance the clubs value, but he won't spend for it because it's too risky. Relegation isn't a disaster for Khan as most of his asset value would still be in place. He is of course morally wrong to treat a sports "club" solely like any other business, after all, for example we don't buy green & gold scarves & stand outside Harrods, buying any old rubbish they give us do we ?
posted by Marbs (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 5:25 PM
 
Was not 50 bob £2 10 shillings in old dosh? was there not a fifty bob tailor in north end rd?come on ari pay attn.
posted by the corner flag (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 2:16 PM
 
I do believe there was a fifty-bob tailor and your monetary conversion is correct, but fifty bob was never common parlance (maybe because we weren't that rich). TTFN.
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Again no attempt by the club to excite the players & supporters by showing early intent in the transfer window. I've come to loathe the windows under SJ's reign as he has a go at the club in the press- then we all wait on a reaction from the club in the form of signings - that never come. That inaction demoralizes the club for 2-3 weeks and we get stuffed by inferior clubs for 2-3 matches then rebound. Rinse & repeat. Every damn time. I love this club and won't make false promises to drop my season tix, but I sure as heck despise the Khan regime. I've never seen a billionaire buy a sports team and then be so cheap he'd toss pound coins around like they're heavy as manhole covers.
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Last time got off the block quickly in the Jan transfer window we got mitroglue! So becareful what you wish for! There’s no free lunch in early transfer business....unless of course you were Chelsea doing dodgy deal with the agents, and maybe even the player!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7:28 AM
 
Yes' agree we must be careful this window. It is not the time to recruit, and if one is desperate, mistakes can be made. Mind you Fulham have made enough mistakes even in the close season, so maybe no difference there. My plan would be to keep it simple. We need a 6ft centre-forward because we obviously miss chances from corners most of the time, and it would help if new CF is a bit useful with his feet. Fulham are a playing and passing side, and we have more than enough winger sort of players to make good movements possible. There has been some criticism from some fans concerning our dip in form at various stages of the season. depending on who you talk to, we can come up with 1-2-3 or 4 reasons why we hit the buffers after 2 or 3 good results. We just haven't managed to kick on after a good winning sequence so far this season. Maybe this latest loss has given us time to reflect, and for sure some players will welcome this weeks break. It was a loss in the FA cup, so as far as i am concerned, our winning run of 4 games in the league continues intact. Ream doesn't seem too concrened, and Tom Cairney is buoyant,about the team, and there are lots of things to be chirpy about. Kamara looks like he could score every game, piazon is nearly back to his best after that horrific leg injury, Our lucky' lucky man Bettonelli is back between the sticks, and so on. All in all we ain't that bad a team, we certainly are not a relegation fodder. The big question is, are Fulham a mid table team contented to stay in that position, or are we ambitious enough to mount a challenge towards the play-offs? Depending on which Fulham fan you talk to, you will get different answers. Talk to me, and i will say categorically, we can, we should, and we are more than capable of mounting a challenge for the play-offs and beyond. Why settle for a mediocre season? Let's make an effort, let's shock the world! WE ARE FULHAM!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 1:05 PM
 
I thought Slav said no new signings in January so Why do people keep on expecting any
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 1:51 PM
 
People still hope that Khan has ambition Harry. I still hope even though I know it's stupid. It's called being a Fulham supporter.
posted by Marbs (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 5:29 PM
 
So Marbs, being hopeful and stupid makes one a Fulham supporter eh? No wonder I fit right in ...
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 6:37 PM
 
Just as a matter of interest, how many clubs in the Championship have actually done any real business so far this window??
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Why on earth would he want to leave for Glasgow Rangers or Nottingham Forest ?
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What’s this rubbish we dropped his price to £1.5m?? Surely we don’t want to lose him and for such a low price! Mac is solid and while he isn’t a Cairney or a Sess, he is very importtant for us for the rest of the season. So where did the rumour we want to get rid of him come from!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 8:03 PM
 
From me
posted by Khan (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 8:07 PM
 
It is taking us too long to get back to a force we wants were before we sold Aluko and Scotty. I hope Slavisa goes nuts, and 'NUTMEG' anybody connected if they even suggest selling anybody. That would be funny in the circumstances. (Sorry for inciting violence mst, i meant a gentle tap on the bonce!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 8:33 PM
 
Beware "fake news" lads. Us deplorables are awash with it over here. #notmeunfortunately
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 9:03 PM
 
\perhaps they think Edun is ready to step up. But £1.5 million is a joke.
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 10:40 PM
 
Once again just because a figure has been quoted in the press some people assume that it must be true??
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Ally Mac strikes again ala Roberts n Dembele - he is the one who deals with contracts and it is he who has allowed Fredricks contract to run down
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Get you facts right mate, Roberts transfer fee was over £10 million so he hardly left for nothing, Dembele ran his contract down himself to cash in despite being offered an extension by the club.
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With the introduction . of var about time we had a clock which stopped every time trainer brought on and subs changed not for throwins or goal kicks that’s refs discretion and any other distractions such as var !!!!
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Len, a Game Clock would be simple for the fourth official to operate and ditto a "sin bin", both of which would be worth a trial in one of the lower leagues. VAR, however, is a non-starter and needs to stay that way.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 9:06 PM
 
With a game clock,fans would get the proper monies worth as well!And the ref could concentrate more on what's happening around him..
posted by Hints - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 6:39 AM
 
Good point Arizonan mind you if there’s another ref involved bound to be a cock up. ,,,agree about var wait till the special one and his mate conte are in the middle of a dispute
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 10th January 2018, 6:59 PM
 
After watching last night we will have to add on time for var !!!! More waste. Will be interesting when the ref finally gets round to reverse a pen decision after. The ball goes dead and he refers to var think there will be some fun and games on and of the pitch !!!!
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What happened to the imminent loan of Matt Targett? Perhaps it's still imminent?
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Probably injured! We are good at finding them
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 5:09 PM
 
He probably saw the way that we played on Saturday, and then thought, No thanks.
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The 50 million dollar question! Would Fulham hold their own in the prem? If we sneaked into the prem via a Kamara penalty, why not? And i am using Kamara as n example here. Brighton are doing okay so far, and that good win against palace in the cup prooves they can more than cope. I remember Fulham playing Brighton at home last season, and they sneaked that win late on. I think that Chis Houghton left the cottage saying that Brighton stole that win, and they were fortunate. There were a few comments about Fulham playing teams off the park, but we didn't know how to see a game out, and get that result. The key to Brightons success, is those front 2 strikers in murry etc, the name slips me. I had a theory that a promotion to the prem, would mean that Brighton would need better and more expensive strikers. There is good news there, that isn't the case! Providing we keep the nucleus of our squad which isn't that far apart from your Brightons and Huddersfield who we beat comprehensively most of the times back in the championship, we can operate in the prem successfully. A few fans are flabbergasted with our passing style and movement, but i think Fulham will be suited and booted to premership football. The key to Fulham, is the coaching also, and i think we have a decent coaching staff. We will probabely draft in 3 plyers, a centre half, a left back, and a CF, Good news there! We need a bigger squad anyway. I mentioned coaching, because i see a bigger picture for 'Kamara'. How much potential has Kamara got? I really think there is much more from him, and i have an incline that the coaching staff are doing some great work with him. Depending on who we get in striker wise, if we have decent run up to the play-offs, i think we will have a decent chance in getting to the prem. That kid Target will fit in nicely at left back, and he will learn loads. If Kamara loads off his anxieties, and improves, providing we have a decent transfer window, Fulham will do okay in the premiership. The next task, is to get ourselves there. All this isn't pie in the sky, if we take Brighton and Huddersfield as examples, and it wasn't so long ago that we competed with them, and played them off the park. All we need to do down here at the Cottage, is to have more faith and belief in our Fulham! DO WE BELIEVE??? FEEL THE LOVE FULHAMITES... PUT THAT 'CHER' RECORD ON, AND BELIEVE!!!!!!
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Would Mr Khan and son spend decent money if me made the prem?
posted by Riverside Dom (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 2:48 PM
 
Should read WE!
posted by Riverside Dom (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 2:56 PM
 
I should have taken more time to write this, but the gist is all there. I am surprised that so many Fulham fans doubt that we can do it. 4 games around xmas, and everyone is buoyant, and 1 loss in a cup match, and suddenly all the doubts creep in. I don't even think that Huddersfield were the best team to go up, but how they play is coping well in the premiership. I might be eating my words yet, if they get relegated, but for the time being, they are doing a good job against the big boys. I hope Khan can see past the petty squabbles with Joka,and free up the purse strings. It really is worth the effort this year. A few of the teams above us will drop off yet. Apparently, Derby gave Rowett an extended contract because a few clubs are looking at him. I don't see Derby being better than us, we played them off the park, and they got a bit lucky to scrape that draw against us. It is up to Fulham to get their act together this year and stop leaking silly goals...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 6:35 PM
 
Not good enough for promotion let alone staying in the Premier League. It would take more than $50 million to finish above the bottom three. No way will Khan invest. He had his chance when he bought the Club and he blew it and the rest is history.
posted by ,mwk (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 7:34 PM
 
We are can compete with the bottom 8-10 teams in the premier league. The talent gap is very small. The players lucky enough to be playing for them just have a bigger ego. With the right level of confidence we can beat them. Having the right manager is probably more important than another 30-40m of players. You can give Burton big Sam, they’d finish mid table. So of cos we can complete!! I know some of us thought Southampton were head and shoulder above us but I disagree and agree with Ream that if we had converted a couple of chances, we could have won!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 8:09 PM
 
That's the spirit John' i like your optimism. Fulham could easily compete with the bottom 10 in the prem,and nick 1 or 2 big results of one of the big boys. I also think some teams above us now back in the championship, are surely not better than us, and they will drop off to improving teams like Fulham. I can't wait to get started against Boro, just so long as we don't revert back to the silliness at the back....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 8:24 PM
 
Firstly: If we were promoted, without substantial investment, we would immediately be relegated. At the moment we have only two players that we own of Premiershio quality: Cairney and Ses;, and since it is more than likely Sess will be cashed in, that leaves only one. Secondly: There is no way will be getting promotion this season, we aren't that good - We can't score goals and our defence is still vulnerable.
posted by Bruce (Guest) - Tuesday 09th January 2018, 11:55 PM
 
Still think that 3 teams in top six now could not be there final day of the season we will be replacing one of them. !!! And little Brentford have a habit of big results getting a bit concerned. About them !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 11th January 2018, 5:13 PM
 

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