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Thursday 16th August 2018, 8:00 AM



 
Interesting piece:

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11096/11473284/premier-league-clubs-ranked-for-age-height-and-experience

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stop being xenophobic
posted by Nigel Reo-Winterburn (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 8:48 AM
 
He is just stating facts, so stop being a t**t
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 9:06 AM
 
Think anyone who watched football new that
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 9:35 AM
 
 
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Thankfully, just noticed they've finally moved that tournament to June for the first time. Seri already looks like our best player and reports are good on Anguissa. Along with Floyd and Kebano, ecstatic we will not lose them all for a month or more mid season. They will have some rough and tumble qualifiers during international breaks though. Plenty of opportunity for the squad to play should they need a game off here and there. Thought Seri looked solid v. Palace and will get better with familiarity with the prem and some fitness. Zambo should be the real deal. Just have to weather a month of growing pains until they all figure this league and each other out. Then Mawson back to solidify the back. Patience Cottagers. Happy days ahead!
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That is good news regarding the Africas Cup. Personally, in this league, I'd like to see Zambo play along side MacDonald with Cairney and Seri in front of them and then Scurrle just in front with Mitro up top but we all know that will never happen unless it's the last five minutes and we are trying to protect a lead.
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This is only a question and I know that its Slavisa who will know the best team to pick .Its not our style of play and I dont expect points at spurs but should we revert to a temporary 4-4-2 ?
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Jokanovic will never play two up front. You’ve been watching him for three years so you should know that LOL.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 6:08 PM
 
Very true MST.Jackonovic needs to take some lessons from Hodgson now that we are in the PL. Build a rock solid defence like we had the best defence in the PL,Then do a Danny Murphy,Damien Duff ,get in behind them ,then one into the box and score Them were the days.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 7:04 PM
 
Looking at the photo shoot pictures, it looks like Betts is back among the squad, laughing and joking, so fingers crossed he will be back in goal on Saturday. Generally they looked a happy bunch, which is very encouraging. COYW
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:40 PM
 
That was then and this is now !...Roy has his style ,it was great we achieved beyond I think ...and Tigana also gave us some magic moments ..and last season we watched great football ,our manager doesn't have to learn anything from Roy ,Slav wants us to play the style of football he believes in ,and we need to support him ...we've played one game in the PL !..have some trust and belief people ,we may have to adapt ,we may have to adjust but basically that's the game Slav plays ....
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:41 PM
 
Spot on markrightback
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Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:56 PM



 
My guess is Fonte, Ayite (if recovered), Cisse and Woodrow.

Maybe one or two might go on loan but Can't see any of them making the match day squad to be honest....
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fLOYDE Aite might still be, Slavisa likes him. Aitey had no luck with injuries, but he might still be worth another season me-thinks...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 5:07 PM
 
I like Ayite, bit unlucky in my opinion. Woodrow is a decent lower league player (loan) not sure really.
posted by Gazman - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 6:39 PM
 
I watch U23s and Woodrow gone backwards very average lower league the way his playing at moment can’t even score at U23s level most of the players we have at this level better than him and l liked him
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Not come on here to cause confliction, but i just wondered who will fill into that left-back position if Joe isn't fit? Denis Odoi might be the temporary answer in a crisis. Agree that he is not the most accomplished left back defender there is out there, but he is quick when running back on the counter. Believe me' Spurs will have many counter attacks that we will need to deal with. This post is not all about Odoi, we will need to be sharper in general for 90 minutes, especially our defensive midfield and defenders. Odoi can be a bit panicky, but he does have pace, and pace to track back when needed. Back in the archives, Denis has shown his worth in those situations. Anyway, Slavisa is the boss and he knows whats what. If Denis Odoi plays? My educated guess will be for that reason. Pace can win games, and pace can get someone out of jail. If you can run fast enough. Let's hope that Harry Kane isn't up to speed yet. COME ON FULHAM!!!
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Owen - Odoi still suspended !!
posted by AH (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:18 PM
 
Odoi is absolutely superb in the air, and a really great tackler (unless it's against Grealish). I would have liked to see him play in his natural position more often during his time at FFC. Spurs will obviously be a hugely tough test (I don't think I've ever seen an easier victory than their 0-3 at the Cottage the last time we met in the FA Cup), but if he keeps his defensive head, and McDonald can mark Eriksen out of the game, I wouldn't be hugely surprised if we nicked a point!
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:21 PM
 
AH does make a salient point though...
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:21 PM
 
Okay AH' don't know how long the suspension, back to plan 'B' whatever that is...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:22 PM
 
Odoi has a two game suspension but I believe that Ream is fit so Le Marchand can play left back whilst Ream partners Chambers - simples ;0)!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:49 PM
 
I think Son is out for them and I don’t think Kane is that quick. They have good pace down the flanks and our wide men will have to prevent supply to them from the back. Hopefully we can get at them when we are in possession.
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Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:46 AM



 
Hi I'm trying to check on a support of Fulham FC that was not in a good way on 11 August 2018 at Hammersmith Broadway shopping centre I give him first aid until the ambulance come and he was taken to charing cross A&E @545pm I would only like to no if the gentleman is OK please email on ianhsbc1984@gmail.com To let me no Many thanks Warmest Regards Ian
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that's very heroic! well done! No news is probably good news...
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 2:48 PM
 
Well done. But please use this spelling......know
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:28 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:56 AM



 
I don't believe it. Olly Norwoof missed a penalty for Sheffield United last night against Hull, which cost tem a place in the next round of the Caraboa cup. What a shame for him too, after helping us get back to the Premier League, he now finds himself back in the Championship with a side destined to stay there. It's a cruel football world sometimes.
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Only 2 mill, and one of the coolest penalty takers out there. (Don't know what happened up Sheffield? Probably thinking about Fulham. I dont think he missed one for us.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 3:24 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:17 AM



 
What’s the score regarding logging in now just posted and it worked ??? Are we about to enter a new era !,,
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So why are you still showing as Guest? Also there is no title to your post - how did you get away with that?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:25 AM
 
Don’t know !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:38 AM
 
You're unique Len :0))))))))))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:46 AM
 
Nothing new Len , happens to me all the time ,been signed on many times still a !Guest!
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 3:48 PM
 
Bish you're no guest you're part of the furniture:0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:01 PM
 
That wasn't me,, pretend bishop is back !!!
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:06 PM
 
A very seductive !chez longe! I hope.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:06 PM
 
oh god just seen my clone is back again .Does he lie in wait .?
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:07 PM
 
Happy as I am to be furniture MST, Just tried again to register complete farce, do the capcha clear cars ,clear shop fronts ,???? sod all happens you clear everything and bam please clear captcha !!!argh!!!! how many times are you supposed to keep clearing bloody capchas .?. just gave up just come on here as some one else, its easier,only thing more stupid is the berk who clone sme as the real bishop.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:23 PM
 
Why not promote yourself to arch bishop :0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:52 PM
 
Great idea. We've already got a pope.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 5:00 PM
 
Still here was always difficult to disregard See my namesake is writing disparaging remarks. Think regulars know I don’t do that sort of thing not bothered though !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 12:40 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 15th August 2018, 7:54 AM



 
He looks happy enough in last week's photo shoot on the official website so I would have thought much ado about nothing.
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Could be much ado about nothing but can’t go by them pictures they were taken last Tuesday before Rico was signed and team picked for Saturday. But we need 3 keepers and can’t see us being silly and letting him go this summer with to keepers who have hardly played in this Country and injury’s could happen .Janary anything could happen
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:46 AM
 
Uh??
posted by Sam Ovens (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 10:53 AM
 
The first time it was funny Sam but don't wear it out mate ;0).

The reason I did it for you was because your post wasn't even sport based, let alone Fulham of football based and this is a Fulham based website at the end of the day and a post about buskers and what songs they play seemed a bit "left field" to say the least.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:30 AM
 
Uh not worth explaining
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 12:01 PM
 
....Seems it is for some people ;0)


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 12:42 PM
 
Uh even Less worth answering
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:02 PM
 
Only partially more left field than debates about Brexit & other non football/Fulham related topics MST & there have been plenty of those in the past! Although something about busking songs is probably a bit of a wind up posted to evoke the expected reaction that came back!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 7:01 AM
 
Only partially more left field than debates about Brexit & other non football/Fulham related topics MST & there have been plenty of those in the past! Although something about busking songs is probably a bit of a wind up posted to evoke the expected reaction that came back!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 7:02 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:11 PM



 
Have a look at the BBC spots page about clubs that can make a profit with out the fans and have an empty ground.
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If you are Bournemouth doubt in the grand scale of things your 10000gate don’t amount to a great deal not sure about some of these facts are they just for last season do they reflect transfer activity !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:13 AM
 
Ya av a look BAHAHAH. simples Then write what the score is Geezer.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018, 5:13 PM



 
We did not do too badly last time out at Wembley but Spurs ain't Aston Villa. Now we have to face Mr Kane (and he doesn't miss much) and Delli Ali, who Fulham once had the chance to sign from MK Dons. Dread nought fellas because SJ must know what he's up against. Many of our team wanted to play in the Premiership and if we had not made it wanted away to other sides now they have the chance to prove they are able to make it in the BIG TIME. I'd be quite happy with 1 - nil victory over Spurs, but we've got to be a lot better if we go one down because that was dead unlucky last week Palace scoring just before the break. Not getting the penalty also was a show up for the Ref too. I know SJ like Mr Hodgson does not like to berate Ref's but I hope he scored him down for the missed spot kick.
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More chance of winning the lottery.A draw will suit me fine.
posted by HARRY ONGBALL (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 6:47 PM
 
He does in August apparantly !!!
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Tuesday 14th August 2018, 4:56 PM



 
What an absolute farce our judicial system is!! When you can clearly see from the video that Stokes is knocking hell out of a bloke on the floor and he gets away with defending himself beats me. From a simple man in the street I just cannot understand how on earth they brought a not guilty verdict.

That's me done with international cricket now. What with the Petersen incident and the Aussie cheats, it's just not worth putting the effort in. Bunch of to55ers and you will never see me with that kind of language on this board so make the most of it ;0(.
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Uh??
posted by Sam Ovens (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 4:57 PM
 
Nice one Sam.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 5:24 PM
 
Not convinced the powers to be will let him off so lightly . Like you will not watch England if he is in the team. Was plain to see what sort of a guy he is over to you ECB
posted by Harry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 5:32 PM
 
It's an absolute joke but hey at least we can all use his excuse or can we?
posted by Mac (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 6:21 PM
 
dont no how he did it ,, must have sum barrister , but not guilty is not guilty , remember ched evans , as poor as the case against him was all the feminists com out with was , he is guilty of rape end of , so if tccb banned him , someone might take legal action , so look forward 2 seeing our premier all rounder in an england shirt soon ,, come on , it was only a punch up ,
posted by moreline (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 6:22 PM
 
Next time I have a bad/good day in cricket term but get turffed out of my local or nightclub after 20 & banjo some bloke, I'll ask the lads pretend..... I'll be Scot free, jobs a good in.. bit like Tottenham Stadium. Each to there own I guess.
posted by Mac (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 6:39 PM
 
Mst oh dear.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7:27 PM
 
Think you need to get the full picture. Sounds like you’ve never been involved in a bit of Street dust up. If you see all the film, not just the bit that BBC show, you can quite clearly see and hear the guy hit someone with a bottle. Stokes intervened at that point. First rule of a street fight, make sure the bloke can’t get off the floor when you think it’s all over. Many years ago a mate was stabbed in the back after knocking someone down, in not dissimilar circumstances. I’m with Stokes and quite rightly so were the, 12 good men and true on the jury.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7:29 PM
 
Never... ever been in a frisk Mort... ever.. Promise. What I see is someone who has everything then after a win thinks he deserves to go against rules in place in a nightclub gets told to go away then spits his dummy out. While throwing everthing out the pram, He then puts on a superman T-shirt then saves the world A.MEN but remember the commen man dont no nowt. Dust up is something our lass does. Any way Fulham 2 - 1 Tottenham (Shur + Mitz) (Kane) Team Doesnt need changing yet COYW
posted by Mac (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:00 PM
 
Stokes is thug and generally they are bad people and bullies. For those who understand the legal system here, it is not the judge who decides if he’s guilty or not. It is the jury. They are present with all the facts and decision has to be unanimous. So without the full story it is difficult to know. Only those who followed the full transcript can make a reasonable call. However, having been on a jury on a high profile case before, I can tell you decision inside the jury room can be easily influenced. Only takes a leader to argue one side to influence the outcome. In this case I think both parties should be guilty!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:44 PM
 
Nor me Mac, have avoided by the skin of my teeth, but have seen a few. I wasn’t really taking sides but was trying to bring a little balance to a very unbalanced set of assumptions. As John quite rightly says, unless you’ve seen the trial or a transcript of, you just can’t say. I’m sure the more details will now be forthcoming. What I would just say is Stokes was not refused admission to the club nor was he chucked out. He left, then returned and was told that licensing laws did not allow his re- admission at that time. He appears to accept this without any problem. Film evidence clearly shows this. The start of the fisticuffs starts when the Ali guy lunges across the road and hits someone with a bottle. At this stage Stokes gets involved, they fall to the floor and you can hear the bottle hit the road. Stokes grapples with him on the ground to get the bottle off him and that’s what he does. If the guy then got up and was still giving me verbals I would knock him out. Don’t see a problem. I think too many people are accepting the BBC and media hysterical selective, misrepresentation of the facts. CCTV film shown on TV ran to about 10/15 seconds, there would have been, what 10/15 minutes available. Showing him sitting in a police car with handcuffs on was an absolute disgrace. Was he seen to be abusive, stroppy, drunk even? No. I hope he has a case to sue the BBC. Showing such footage during a trial is to try to influence the result, something that I thought flew in the face of everything our justice system is supposed to stand for. Guess we’ll see.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 9:43 PM
 
I think he'd rather have been banged up that night than go home to his big missus. What a munter.
posted by Lily Allen (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 10:50 PM
 
So true john , sat on a jury at southark crown court many years ago and was told by someone hurry up I got a dinner to cook.Still working out who pays for the fractured socket and damaged eye I saw one bloke with , surly it was an assault some were down the line, but by whom.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:00 PM
 
Reckon the jury must have been made up of the Barmy Army. I’m going to Trent Bridge on Monday, god forbid I have to show my adoration for Stokes along with the rest of the crowd.
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I know it's a long shot. But I was a long standing season ticket holder before moving to Oz 10 years ago. (can show you all my old booklets if you wanted!) Everytime I have come back I have always managed to get tickets for the game. But no luck this time. Happy to pay over odds but not paying the silly corporate prices. If anyone cant go, changes mind etc please email me at Mat@WeeRide.com.au
 
 
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keep that in mind for the Spurs game
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Thanks for the tip! That’s ridiculous- how people suppose to get to Wembley Park??
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 2:49 PM
 
Met lxw ine and Chiltern.
posted by Thoma the Tank (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 4:01 PM
 
I live in Slough. And im driving to Uxbridge to Wembley park. Its on the Metropolitan line. As far as i know its all good.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7:25 PM
 
I live in the Forest of Dean and I'm driving all the way to Wembley ;0). Plenty of parking places on people's drives from about a tenner dependent on how far you want to walk. Paid £20 in May but it isn't that expensive for league games.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 9:27 AM
 
Finally left Lillie rd Geezer?.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018, 1:26 PM



 
Zambo in for MacDonald
Rico in for Fabri
Fosu for Christie

I really look forward to Cairney-Seri-Zambo combination in the centre! Some TRIO! We need Sess to be more alert and make more runs. Hopefully Bryan is fit and not as nervy. And Mitro is fit for 95mins and not just 70. COYW
 
 
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By luck I'm going to be in Brighton the same weekend we play them and it seems that the game has sold out, bit of a long shot but if anyone has two tickets and cant make the game I would be interested in buying them off you - otherwise I will be going to the dripping pan up the road to see lewes fc. Also does anyone know if the game is moving from a 3pm kick off to the evening kick off for tv? heard a rumour - cheers
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lewes fc tongue in cheek, they are playing Margate away anyway :), for anyone who hasn't ever been to the dripping pan its a very unusual stadium worth a visit if you are ever down that way - Darren freeman is the manager if you are old enough to remember him
posted by Pez (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 12:45 PM
 
I just checked and those tickets aren't even on sale to season ticket holders yet so you'll be fine:0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 12:46 PM
 
...and Margate are sponsored by the Libertines - very unusual sponsor but nice shirt ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 12:47 PM
 
Brighton tickets have been on sale to s/t holders since july 30th , on general sale since 9th august !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 2:04 PM
 
ok my mistake, apologies but you can buy them on-line, I just logged in and looked again...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 2:23 PM
 
I can only see coach travel on there from motspur and the cottage but no match day tickets
posted by Pez (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:34 PM
 
HOPE YOU CAN GET BACK MATE. LAST TIME I WAS IN BRIGHTON FOR THE DAY SHOPPING WITH THE MISSES WE HAD TO COME BACK VIA HAVANT, GATWICK AND GUILDFORD. GOT HOME 2 IN THE MORNING COST US A TAXI FROM THE STATION 2. BAD NEWS BRING BACK BRITISH RAIL!
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Going to the match Saturday anyone else? Heard it might be lovely as it's sorts last game at Wembley. How not to be honest to be fair. Hope it's just a good manners game, think they might be looking for some twibble twabble tho. Which pabs is we doesing?
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won't be the last game - Spurs will be there until at least end of Oct. Spurs will be without Son and rumours of Erikson going to PSG...so let's give them a big surprise! Tough game but even if we lose if we can out possessed, have more shots and have better passing accuracy, as we did against Palace, it will be a good indicator and we know we need to work on goal scoring.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 9:27 AM
 
fair play john, good point to be fair to be honest!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 1:24 PM
 
Admirable John !!! Well responded to that dick head !!!!!
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I think it is quite a surprise for all of us that Bettinelli was not in goal Saturday. He is a quality keeper who has played well fantastic attitude ultimate professional and should be our first team keeper. Now allegedly on the move due to his treatment and don’t blame him for that. Why do we do this? I think at times we just don’t think ahead and stick with someone who helped us with promotion. Also quite clear we will really miss the quality and pace of Fredericks as so many times on Saturday we had space to exploit down the right flank but Christie just kept playing safe inside and we lost momentum. Still played good football at times and need clinical finishing in thus division.Im positive we will do well.
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I would rather have Bettinelli in goal but Jokanovic seems to want a keeper who plays out from back and Spanish keepers seem to do it better it worries me and l am a big fan of Betts .as for Fredericks not much we could of done his mind was made up to leave . But had a poor game at West Ham Sunday there fans already saying his shirt .l always said he was silly to leave for football reasons but he’s got a big wage packet time will tell
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7:11 AM
 
Let’s wait and see! We have no idea what’s going on. What should Jokanovic do if he really thinks Betts isn’t good enough for his system? On paper Betts has no competition with Rico and Fabri! Brighton offloaded stockdale as soon as they’ve got promoted and you couldn’t find a nicer manger theme houghton. We debated before - premier league is a professional league with zero space for emotion or loyalty. All players are aware of that. Betts will have more of a chance playing in premier league games than anywhere else! So let’s wait and see..
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7:49 AM
 
Betts was injured during pre-season and he had not trained enough with the team subsequent to his recovery in order to be picked to play last Saturday. Source: Slavisa Jokanovic.

I don't believe what's written in the press at all because Betts would be pretty mind numbingly stupid to want out of Fulham just because he did not get picked for one game and I don't believe that is the case.

Moot point therefore....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:05 AM
 
Then Betts needs to stop moaning on TWATTER
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:48 AM
 
Thanks guys good comments. So good to have civil discussion here most of the time.
posted by Kevin (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 10:40 AM
 
welcome. despite what people think - there is some intelligence and common sense in this forum. you are in good (well, almost) company for a proper adult debate. my final wise word for Betts, be careful what you wish for!! Slavisa does not need to make an excuse about injury if he didn't want Betts at all.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 11:57 AM
 
This is the 3rd season in a row now that betts has started as either 2nd or 3rd choice, the previous two seasons it was no coincidence that once Betts replaced Button our results improved dramatically, also the form of Ream improved dramatically. Our manager is brilliant but i do think he may have a blind spot of being to loyal to Button for the previous two seasons, lets hope we dont have to wait for a number of mistakes from either fabri or rico before Betts gets the chance he deserves.
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Since Joka's appointment nearly 3 years ago coming December 27th. I have never criticised and backed him to the hilt. But the treatment of Bettinelli is sad to say Diabolical and out of order. The last 2 seasons in the Championship he helped us to gain playoff spots and promoted via Wembley last May. Not happy with Joka over Bettinelli as he deserves a chance in the Premiership. It's as simple as that.
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Agree completely. If Betts was fully fit, he should have played against Palace. I suspect there is animosity between him and Jok. To pick Fabri because he speaks better English than the other transfer-in is ludicrous, as was his performance.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:00 AM
 
I’ve backed Jokanovic to but sad on Bettinelli treatment
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7:14 AM
 
I would read up on the facts before making that kind of post to be honest ;0).

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posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:33 AM
 
Fabri may not be the best keeper, but he trained more with the squad than Betts who was injured in pre season, or Rico who only arrived two days before the game. His inclusion seems obvious to me. Maybe Slavisa will change the keeper for the Spurs game, but whatever he does is fine by me.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 11:26 AM
 
 
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Although I am certainly no Arsenal supporter, I do feel tat they have come in for some unfair stick today from the media. Like us, they have a bevvy of new players, plus a new manager who is certainly not familiar with the Premier League, and then they were playing Manchester City, who are odds on to win the title again. The media can be rather OTT at times. Some of them were having a go at us as well saying that we are going to have trouble avoiding relegation. What utter nonsense, as it takes all of the clubs to take at least 10 matches before they settle down, and Arsenal and us are no different. COYW
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Agree in principle, but Palace had a settled team, and they carried on from last season. Spurs will be just as tough, and I expect them to beat us 3-1 on Saturday.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:05 AM
 
Re the Arsenal game, Man city proved a class above them - which they are and like us need a few games to settle in.pne thing that puzzles me is why would you pay Ozil £300,000 a week?
posted by Harry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 1:00 PM
 
 
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Thought we looked good first 30 mins,, but after their goal, yes, we started to drop..! need to pick our heads up i reckon, but do beleive Slav will get us back on track. what do you think ??
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Bet your life he will,but please give him time.
posted by Old timer (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 4:31 PM
 
We'll finish well above the bottom three from what I saw on Saturday. Considering the gelling-in of new players will take time, our season will be like last year's - better finishers.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:10 AM
 
Pretend bishop again !!!!! prat.
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are we to believe that folk on this site expected Sess to come out on Saturday score a hat trick then spend the next half hour reading back copies of Charlie Buchan monthly sitting on the side lines?,sess had it all his own way last season ,teams were scared of him and his reputation , but this league is big difference,its faster and tighter and lets face it defenders are bigger and more aware.So give the guy a chance ,what he has to do is get some muscle on him and speed up and he will be just fine , could take a while but he will do it, to them he is a challenge they all know of his reputation and intend to let him know what what. coyw
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Albert,Sess put in 2 very good assist balls in for Schurrle, who missed.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 5:00 PM
 
As seen on tv.
posted by Ricky (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 7:32 PM
 
Sess is still a young kid, and it'll take time for him to adjust to the EPL. He's smart enough to work out how to improve and how to make an impact against players who are a whole lot better than Championship sides.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:13 AM
 
Cant be impressed by two assists in 90 minutes ,Owen.
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Any news on How Bryan's injury ?
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Jokanovic says he has Ankle problem is having it checked does not think it will be a problem also said Ream expected to join training this week after calf strain have to see if he’s ready for next week
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 2:19 PM
 
Source: https://www.football.london/fulham-fc/fulham-injury-news-bryan-ream-15022328

Fulham will check on the fitness of both Tim Ream and Joe Bryan as they prepare to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Ream was ruled out of the opening day defeat to Crystal Palace as a result of injury, while new signing Bryan was taken off 71 minutes into his debut with an ankle injury.

The American centre back is expected to be back in training this week but question marks remain over whether Ream will be fit enough to make the squad for the trip to Wembley.

Meanwhile Fulham will also check on the condition of Bryan's ankle injury ahead of the game, although head coach Slavisa Jokanovic doesn't believe it should be too serious.

Losing their new left back will strike somewhat of a blow to the side who have already faced a selection headache on the opening day of the season, with Ream and Alfie Mawson both missing the 2-0 loss, meaning Maxime Le Marchand and Calum Chambers had to step into the side.

Mawson will definitely miss the tie against Spurs as he recovers from a knee injury, with his expected return date sometime in September, while Floyd Ayite will also sit out the game after missing all of pre-season with injury.

Elsewhere, new signing Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa will start working with the side this week after his deadline day signing from Marseille and could find a place on the bench at the national stadium.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th August 2018, 2:31 PM
 
Great. I thought Bryan had a good game, better than Sess, and I liked his spirit when he first got injured. Not one to hobble off.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:17 AM
 
 
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I have been reflecting over the weekend about our game on Saturday, and a lot of results depend on decisions, both right and wrong. Generally I thought that considering that this team have never ever played together, we played some neat and tidy football that will win more games than we lose once we settle down. The first big decision was not playing Betts in goal, as Fabri is certainly not good enough for the Premier League, and is not used to working with our defence. I will not harp on about any other decisions as it is all a matter of opinion, that we either agree or disagree with decisions made by our manager, who I trust implicitly. The biggest decision however, in the whole match, was the decision by Mike Dean, to rob us of a blatant penalty, which either would or would not have changed the game. A friend of mine, and ardent Arsenal fan, rang me to say before the game, that we would not beat Palace, as Mike Dean is the worst referee on the Premier League and always bottles major decisions. Now I for one, thought that being in the higher league, would produce first class referee's such as Michael Oliver, but no, we were saddled with are really poor one. Hopefully we will get a more fair minded official at Wembley on Saturday. Having watched Brighton many times last season(I didn't renew my season ticket there, as we are back in the Premier League ourselves)I can assure those of our worried supporters, not too be too worried at this stage as our showing against Palace was as good as most games played by Brighton last season. We will be OK.
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Betts should be our starting keeper. He earned it twice over the last two seasons. He is not injured according to his Twitter account. Slav is making a mistake, demoralizing the spirit of the team. The fact people like Schurrle can walk into the starting eleven, it’s not good when AK has been a rising star, also demoralizing. Look at Macca’s reaction on the club site. You can tell, it was about more than this one loss.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 11:18 AM
 
Funny AC that you should bring up the subject of that non penalty decision by Mike Dean, but they have just been disgussing this very thing on Talksport, when the subject of VAR was brought up. The ex referee, Mark Halsey, says that two major decisions would have been overturned by VAR, with our penalty being one that would have been given, and one of Liverpool's goals against West Ham, would have been ruled out for offside. How much longer are the Premier League going to sit on their hands before they bring in VAR ?
posted by NORMAN (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 11:21 AM
 
Drago, do you really believe that Kamara is a better and more experienced player than Schurrle who has a World Cup winners medal?? Since when did players win a place in the starting 11 just because some believe he is a rising star? Personally, I don't rate him one iota and doubt he will ever be a starter for Fulham in the Premier League unless there is no other option.

Schrrler played well Saturday and made lots of penetrating runs that unfortunately were not picked up by Christie or Cairney. Kamara came on a did his usual headless chicken act where every second touch is a tackle and hitting row Z with his wild attempts on goal.

Just my opinion ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th August 2018, 11:47 AM
 
Mike Deans always been a crap ref.
posted by Midds - Monday 13th August 2018, 1:11 PM
 
Without VAR, it wasn't a clear-cut decision, but a matter of interpretation, but I've seen penalties awarded more often than not for similar tackles in the area.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 3:22 AM
 
 
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Fielding six debutants of which three were across the back line and one was in goal was unavoidable but inevitably led to our downfall. I don't believe this will be our staple defense when we have a fully fit team and expect to see Rico in goal (Fabri is a clown) with Chambers and Mawson in front of him. Ream, I believe will spend most of the season coming off the bench.

Sess is not ready for the Premier League and apart from one or two situations looked completely lost up against stronger more experienced players.

Seri will likely be our star this season as he is quite clearly Premier League ready and as well as being extremely energetic, reads the game very well. At one stage on Saturday, I thought there was two of him on the pitch and I liken him to Kante and Makelele.

Bryon, in my opinion, is a make shift left back and would be better employed in Sess's position which, was his natural position prior to playing for BC at left wing back. I think he will struggle this season in the left back position because like Sess last season, he is ok going forward but cannot tackle when in retreat.

I am in disagreement with "Anywhere" regarding Cairney and I thought he played his natural game but was no better or worse than his average game last season. Once he and Seri get to know each other's games better though, they will be a good pairing I feel and Johansen will, like Ream, spend most of the season coming off the bench in my opinion.

Our play in general replicated last season's but it needs to be far quicker and the likes of Christie and Bryan need to look up more. On a number of occasions Shurrle and Mitro made runs that were just not seen by Cairney, Bryan or Christie and if they had seen those runs we would have opened up the palace defense I think.

Overall, the game and result panned out panned out pretty much as I expected and I believe we will get our first point against Burnley in what could possibly be a goalless draw.

You cannot tell anything from one game but I do believe that once we find our mojo we will be better than at least three other teams in the division over 38 games.

COYW
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Some good points but I have to disagree regarding TC I thought he look out of his depth more than Sess and think we as a club missed a trick by not cashing in on him.

Rico should start next match and if fit Ream should be back as CB alongside Chamber with Marchand at LB, Christie needs to up his game and wouldn't be surprised to see Mensa in his place.

Midfield is a conundrum Seri looks class and with Zambo coming in as Defensive Midfield I would play him alongside KMac and leave TC on the bench.
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 8:40 AM
 
Good somming up of game hope your wrong about Sessegnon but not one of is best games well marked and not a left back will hold judgement on Byron but l like him thing he will be ok with you on Midfield McDonald also did not look out of place .we played some nice football only one should stay up if all stick together players and fans COYW
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 8:47 AM
 
Be careful what you wish for MST. Sergio Rico let in 59 goals in just 40 appearances , so they shipped him out to us. Let's hope Bettonelli sorts out what ever his problem is. Agree Fabri looks a bigger clown then Buttons
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 9:32 AM
 
Bettinis only problem is the manager don’t fancy him still think he’s gone up one place now we don’t know much about the other one he could be back in favour soon would not bother me undily he’s got one admirer. Apparantly Jose!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:08 AM
 
Not saying I'm wishing that DG, just what I expect to happen ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:24 AM
 
But Jose chose to leave him where he was. I'm not saying whether he's good or not but shipping 59 in 40 is not good
posted by DG (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:46 AM
 
The trouble with Betts is his fitness issues this is the 3d year on the bounce he has started pre-season unavailable for games due to injury / Fitness issues on returning after the summer break.

Also he has apparently been out spoken on Twatter this weekend which made hi look like a petulant child.
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:48 AM
 
MST' i am really concerned about your statement. 'Sess is not ready for the premier league'??? Why are we de-valuing our prize asset? I have been slated for repeating myself on here countless number of times, but i must say so again. Sessegnon is not a left back, and putting him back in that position is giving him too much responsibility. A young kid that age should not carry that burden in repelling big 6ft guys running at speed. It just doesn't work and we get that. Sessegnon has a good instinct for goals,and he is more of a goal-poacher in my eyes. He played well enough and if that header had gone in either side of the post, it would be a different story altogether. If Ryan Sess was left to roam up front, more chances would have come. His link-up play is good and he is clever enough to link up with the likes of Seri. Seri needs to be more forward and proactive for me. So long as we are creating chances, the goals will come, that's what we need to continue doing. This left back problem is a ridiculous situation in which we are not able to solve. Matt Target was the solution and we baulked on the price. Maybe we should go back in on a loan situation for him or something. What works, don't fix it i say...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:57 AM
 
Owen, seriously mate - did you attend or watch the game?? Sess played left wing for the majority of the game; he only reverted to left wing back when Bryan went off. He had almost zero penetration when in the left wing position because Palace's right back had Sess in his pocket and against better and more experienced right backs he will have even less penetration.

When Jokanovic put Sess back to left wing back the only other alternative would have been to put Macca alongside Chambers, move Le Marchand to left back and leave Sess where he was (having very little effect on the game). At least he bought on an attacking option which, being a goal behind made absolute sense to me and most people who sit around me.

If your opinion is that Sess and Kamara are world class than that is your opinion but there is no need to be concerned about mine mate!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th August 2018, 11:38 AM
 
Its funny how everyone sees a different game, tbh i struggled to fault any of our players. A couple of mistakes were made, the same mistakes we made in the championship but the quality we faced meant we got hurt. Palace did to us what we did to teams with roy at the helm in our Europa run, defend and score on the break. I thought cairney was good, seri was fantastic and i am excited to see what their partnership will bring. although KMAC played very well in the first half his legs went in the second half and i feel that was a big factor in us being overrun and loosing our shape, when we face teams that apply more pressure that will become a problem so hopefully this new guy can last the match.
posted by D (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 11:48 AM
 
Any one on here think dosh and danny rose for sess was a good offer ?.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 1:31 PM
 
Owen, you have said before about Targett and what a mistake it was by Slav to play Sess at left back, but I must agree with MST that Sess only played left back when Bryan went off. So please answer the question did you go on Saturday, your comments seem to come from a fan who watched the highlights . Yes or no?
posted by FFC28 (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 1:31 PM
 
FFC28' I watched the whole match on srn something? My lad tuned it in on laptop. Scottish presenter who knows big mac very well. What i really meant was that i think Sessegnon should not play in that left back role full stop! Sorry MST, you were correct about the sub. Nevertheless, we valued Sessegnon at 40 mill last season give or take some off. If we are now saying that Sess is not up to premier league? We might as well sell him off to our rival Tottenham cheaply. He played well enough, and we can pick holes in 6 and half a dozen of our players. The main thing for a striker is to create and get chances. Sessegnon always seems to be in the right place at the right time to get goals. I work on percentages. Mitrovic had 2 or 3 glorious chances that the goalkeeper comfortably saved. Sess best chance was that glancing header which he could have put better either side. Assist to 'Shuurle' and really Shuurlle should have made better use of his chances being World Class. Don't forget Sessegnon's goal-poaching prowess. If you watched the game, you will see Sess 'FOLLOWING UP' as he usually does for the rebound. That is what good strikers do,whats wrong with that? All i am saying,is that we leave him up front. Forget about pulling him back into that dreaded left back position where he is no threat whatsoever. If i wanted to be picky? I think that Schurlle needs to be sharper if he is world class. We have no choice but to bring on Kamara to liven things up, especially if the Spurs game is lost before the 90 minutes. Kamara is a totally different type of striker to Schuurle. To me, Schuurle is either not sharp enough? or he is past his best. Time will tell on that one. In the mean-time, i will stick my neck out, and say that AK-Kamara will be a hit in the prem. I picked the World cup winners in France. I said Leeds for the Championships. Apparently, Marcelo Bielsa's teams always bottle it 2nd half season. I still say Leeds for promotion (Safe Option) Sessegnon Hit'. Percentage-wise, goals will come for Fulham. So long as Christie puts those balls in that we missed, goals will come for us. Not sure about his defensive levels though. Kabano could be useful if plan A doesn't work, thats life folks...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 4:31 PM
 
Watching on a lap top does not show positions taken up or runs off the ball so you really shouldn’t comment on some things should you.
posted by FFC28 (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 6:02 PM
 
Here we go, don’t like what other posters say and out comes the long winded we love AK, I chose Leeds, are we saying Sess is not good enough, blah, blah blah. If you watched the game was another comment and yes I did at Craven Cottage. You did shorten the posts recently but you just can’t help going on and on, get another subject and stop repeating please.
posted by Ricky (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 6:14 PM
 
I would say that Sess is not quite there yet but given another couple of games in the preferred position he will be an absolute star. Schurrle made some very good runs (which you would not see on a screen) but he needs to get used to our system. I felt Mitro looked like he was exhausted and also needs a bit more time. Joe Bryan in my opinion was very good and when he is fit will help Sess very much. Christie need a bit of work on his final ball. The new guys need to settle in like any team with such a lot of new staff. Owen don’t lose lt when people say what they think, try not to keep saying the same mind numbing things every time someone dares to question you.
posted by Ben (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 6:40 PM
 
Okay FFC28, SChuurle didn't get any assistance from Sessegnon in that Palace game whatsoever!!! (Must have missed those on laptop) Christie didnt put in any decent balls in that first half Ricky for us to win the game and Ryan Sessegnon isn't good enough for the premiership full stop!!! Ricky, you can say what you want about Sess being good or not good enough. If you care to look through this forum in detail? MST and a few others don't think he is good enough. I shouldn't need to point fingers at when and who said it. The fact is, some of us Fulham fans are saying this stuff. Incidentally, i watched the game against Derby last season, and i was in the North stand. I didn't see that back-heel and Sessegnon scoring a goal. It depends on where you are sitting sometimes. Sessegnon, i think is worth between 30-40 million, and AK-47, i would say 5 million tops at this moment! 'If i am right? and he is a hit in the prem? who knows then. I love AK so much i priced him at only 5 million BLAH-BLAH-BLAH!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 6:46 PM
 
Where did FFC say what you have posted ? Why don’t you read people’s posts before you reply with the usual crap. You honest;y are a spoilt little person who can’t be proven wrong. What will you do when the internet goes down during a game? Blame the people on here who go to the game. Grow up fool.
posted by Ricky (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 7:30 PM
 
Ricky' A lot of fans are giving their opinions about the game on this forum in general. Some say Christie had a bad game? He may have tired in the 2nd half, but he put exactly the same type of balls into the box like he did last season,no different! It is up to the forwrds like Schuurle, sessegnon, and Mitrovic to latch onto them period. Thats a good analysis on Christie in my opinion. You can read it from a laptop, remember it from where you were sitting in the stand, i don't care. That is one example i will give on this game. Every one is giving their opinion on players and the game of football, like they will do every week from now on. My opinion is no big deal. You was at the game, so i guess that means that you know more than i do, i don't care. I have defended our players to the hilt on here, and yes i repeat myself like a 45 record, no big deal, that's my character shining through. I didn't say FFC was saying all the stuff written on here, go back to the original post, and other posts about players. 'SOME FANS SAY' That is what i say first instead of pointing fingers all the time. FFC is an expert who was at the game, so i guess my analysis on Christie is a load of B..L..KS because i was not at the game...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 9:24 PM
 
Owen, it was me who said Sess is not there yet and that Christie needs a bit of work on his passing not FFC28. Also you made a point that Christie hit the same balls as he did last season. Mate he only played in total 142 minutes last year. I don’t want to get into a debate with you about things but you are totally wrong about the way you go about things. You can not accuse people of posting things that they have not. If someone feels that your posts are not right they are entitled to say so without you losing the plot. Just agree to disagree like an adult. COYW
posted by Ben (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:10 AM
 
Guys, I’ve got some sympathy for you but you are flogging a dead horse with Owen. He feels he has to defend the players and he posts things that are at times grossly incorrect, the more you challenge him the more he will post inaccurate comments. He had a pop at Schurrle this week, why? because Schurrle offers a threat in the position he plays to his beloved AK. Last year it was Mitro, he didn’t want any strikers purchased in the window. Don’t forget we went to the game and got home after it, Owen had already vented his anger on his lap top, we were all quite upset about the result and Some of the comments managed to heighten our feelings. Owen is a good guy at heart and he loves the club, sometimes he gets carried away a bit. You do have the option chaps to not read or reply to his posts if they bug you.
posted by Gazman - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 8:43 AM
 
Good accurate post Gazman and thanks for brining us back to reality ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 9:38 AM
 
Ben i apologise and take some points on board about your comments on Christie and Sess. I don't really go back into comments too much and point fingers. I agree Christie had very little game-time last season. If you are able to watch back into Christie's contributions? He is good at coming forward, and what he is good at, is he drills in those balls into areas for strikers to anticipate and to put away. Christie will do this every time. He is not the best defender though, i know that, more of a wing-back role i would say. Sess wasn't up to his usual predatory speed to latch on to those balls neither was Scuurle. It takes time to rattle off what i want to say about details like that, so hence the long post sometimes. There are 6 and half a dozen different opinions about the game and players from everybody. Some characters will always clash and not agree, thats the nature of the beast. FFC gets my back up because he is such a genius! Thats life, i fight my corner and thats it, roll on to the next game. Nobody got hurt really. Football is just a game at the end of the day, and we all have opinions on it. The chap i feel sorry for, is Dustin that American chap. We could have sold him Fulham better than that. MST gave him good info on ticketing. The other comments? Sell him the dream. Guy's this is Fulham! Tell em' that they are entering into the royalty of Craven Cottage and stuff like that. 'RICKY' i have Fulham tv also, so i can go back into the games 90 minutes the next day. It is amazing what you can see after a live game, and i have replays. (RICKY' GENIUS NO 2)
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 10:21 AM
 
Owen you really are becoming childish, come on mate stop posting sarcastic comments, it really is the lowest form of wit. I stick up for you because I am also a Fulham fan, I cannot however take your side when you are just rude when you are proven to be wrong. Which incidentally is becoming more regular.
posted by Gazman - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 11:04 AM
 
I agree with your statement MST that all views are welcome but Owen has got it right in regard to Ryan Sessegnon, and as you well know like every player he needs time to adjust to new demands i.e the Premier league. So give the youngster time and because he is not a prima donna we all hope and expect him to come good.
posted by Ken.H (Guest) - Tuesday 14th August 2018, 12:37 PM
 
Ken H, I think you just agreed with my post that Sess is not ready for the Premier League did you not ;0)?

To quote (myself) "Sess is not ready for the Premier League and apart from one or two situations looked completely lost up against stronger more experienced players."

To quote (you) "As you well know like every player he needs time to adjust to new demands i.e. the Premier League.

Ergo, we agree :0))))
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Anywhere, your comments and opinions are as welcome as anyone else's on this board and some of what you write I actually agree with and so, I would guess, do a lot of other people however, it is not so much what you write but how you write it.

You come across extremely arrogant as if you are the only person who knows anything about football or Fulham and that alienates people so much that they focus on you rather than your opinions. You are also not the only educated person who writes on this board and to denigrate people because they may not have the same skills as you is down right insulting and elitist and certainly does not make your opinion any more valid than theirs.

Lighten up, write your opinions in a less inflammatory way, don't lecture people and you will find that you will fit in just fine :0). Norfolk Enchants' alter ego Impartial's comments can be less insulting than yours (even with his tag line "idiot").

I remember there used to be someone could "tactics" something or other who used to post in a similar way to you and because he had coaching badges he would put everyone else's opinions down and it just doesn't work on a board where the average age of posters is, well, how should I put it, above average to that on most social media ;0).

Don't throw your toys out of the pram and leave the board, just be a little less arrogant with your ideas and opinions and remember, we all have them even though they might differ from yours. That's what football is all about isn't it?
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Anywhere educated! Are you serious?
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 8:19 AM
 
Anywhere don't take any notice of MST.
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 8:21 AM
 
Any where your very naughty !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:11 AM
 
I would like 2 congratulate Anywhere on his successful wind up on all subjects Fulham. Somewhere there's a juvenile Brentford supporter with his laptop laughing at every attempt at a sensible replies!!! Fellas he's a WUM stop biting and ignore him/her u just looking like mugs.
posted by Johnny's jockey (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:39 AM
 
After the first half I was relieved at what I saw. This team will survive in the prem. Last season I saw some teams who’s style of play was comparable to watching worms f***. We have a good manager, some good players and the right style of play for the prem. We will be mid-table with a bullet. After one game and all the professors of football have deep insight. My dick wants to laugh. Lets see how we look after 8 games. It will all come together. COYW!!!!!
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Looking forward to Saturday, shame Spurs are so tight with away tickets so won't be the same support we had in May. Going with my elder brother who first went to the Cottage in the late 40's, you see we're proper fans, not like some of the doom and gloom merchants on here. I will support my beloved Fulham till I take my last breath but won't be on here again as i find some of the people posting to be the lowest of the low who somehow get off on spreading misery. So to all the real fans, bye and try and enjoy the season and to the others, drop dead!
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Well said,nice to read something positive from a real fulham supporter Can’t beleive some of the negative comments on here. Love being in the premier league I’ll enjoy going to Wembley Again! Twice in 4 months who’d of believed that!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 6:59 AM
 
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First game always expected us to be beat with a back four that's been with each other a couple of days. Overall performance wasn't bad looked threating at times and carried on the style from last year quite well. Only real issues is that fabri should never be on the pitch, too small doesn't command his area and a mistake waiting to happen, the Spanish David button. Bryan needs to get up to speed quickly as looked limited at times but pretty solid defensively, just can't have sess at left back as he just can't defend. Shurlle was making constant runs Cairney couldn't see quick enough so hopefully that will change with a few more weeks training together. Christie looked average but solid much like le Marchand.Seri seems could be a master stroke of a signing, real ball player. Chambers was impressive can't fault him to much for the first goal as it was one hell of a finish. Mitro needs to be more clinical but overall play was good. Cautious but optimistic for the season if we tighten up a few things and learn quickly
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Criminal playing Sess back in that left back position, i don't know why we do this. Sess upfront would have more opportunities than that glanced header at the goalkeeper. Mitrovic had 2 shots too near goalkeeper. Another day they go in. Football is all about fine margins like that sometimes. We should have had a pen also. I wonder how Chelsea got theirs in similar circumstances. Refs hey' we got the wrong one at this game...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 5:33 PM
 
Saw much more of the game on TV than at the match so to be fair we played much better than I thought. CPs goalkeeper played a blinder and our attacking was superb in the first half.All we need now is a defence as solid as Roys ,just like the old days and we cant go wrong.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 6:54 PM
 
Agree - Fabri is an accident waiting to happen. His fault for the second goal - WTF was he doing chasing out of the goal area? Made it simple for Zaha to drift past him. As to the rest of the team, first half performance was excellent but finishing not clinical enough in this league. Second half we were chasing the game, and Palace looked more solid and more dangerous. See what happens at Spurs. If and when they go a goal up, we'll be chasing again, just like Newcastle.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 3:21 AM
 
OWEN - SESS was moved back to LB only when Bryan had to go off injured what else could Slav do?? so to say its criminal shows your ignorance!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 7:07 AM
 
Looking good for Saturday haven’t lost at Wembley in over 40 years unlike spurs !!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 10:13 AM
 
100% record at the new Wembley Len ;0))))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th August 2018, 12:10 PM
 
What are you talking about Owen? Possibly one of our best players was Bryan at left back. Your talking as if the manager started Sess at LB. Did you go Saturday or not? If not you have really made yourself look silly. I honestly believe Bryan will turn out to be a better player than Targett over time. Did you go to the match.
posted by FFC28 (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 1:38 PM
 
I'm sorry but Bryan was not even close to being our best player on the pitch. Made a couple of half decent through balls to seas and that's about it. Didn't pose half the threat at full back Christie did and couple of times got caught in possession and caused counters attacks and was beaten far too often by shlupp zaha and the overlapping wan bissaka. Have no doubt he will improve and go on to be a much better player and feel sorry for him he was dropped in at the deep end starting after being with us for 2 days but he was bang average at very best. Hopefully few more weeks in training and he'll show the promise we all know he has. Seri was easily our best player by a country mile, probably mitro and Cairney after that. As they simply didn't do much wrong
posted by Joj (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 5:48 PM
 
Joj' thank you for seeing that one, just woke up and read that one. You made my day pal!!!!!
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First game always expected us to be beat with a back four that's been with each other a couple of days. Overall performance wasn't bad looked threating at times and carried on the style from last year quite well. Only real issues is that fabri should never be on the pitch, too small doesn't command his area and a mistake waiting to happen, the Spanish David button. Bryan needs to get up to speed quickly as looked limited at times but pretty solid defensively, just can't have sess at left back as he just can't defend. Shurlle was making constant runs Cairney couldn't see quick enough so hopefully that will change with a few more weeks training together. Christie looked average but solid much like le Marchand.Seri seems could be a master stroke of a signing, real ball player. Chambers was impressive can't fault him to much for the first goal as it was one hell of a finish. Mitro needs to be more clinical but overall play was good. Cautious but optimistic for the season if we tighten up a few things and learn quickly
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Agree 95%. Only thing I disagree with is that La Marchand looked top quality to me. I would add maybe 12/14 of us in Johnny Haynes voted him our man of the match. Maybe viewed from different parts of the ground we all see different things. Anyway, I’m sure he’ll prove himself to everyone’s satisfaction.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 7:49 PM
 
I agree MORTLAKE I though for their first game together Chambers and Marchand did well once Mawson is fit I can see Max playing at LB with Mawson and Chambers in the centre, Im still not convince on Christie so will look forward to seeing MENSA playing on that position
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 7:10 AM
 
Haha, well that’s 13/15 of us JBH. Agree totally regarding Christie, pity I thought he had it, maybe he’ll learn what’s required of him over the next few weeks. Hope so.
posted by Morlake (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 1:35 PM
 
Le Marchand did look very good in possession to be fair but just didn't see much defensively to operate at centre back but it's early days and new partnerships , be a good full back against the better teams in the league to offer us a bit more security though
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What’s his best position ?
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Right Back!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 5:33 PM
 
Playing football manager on the lap top again
posted by Ricky (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 7:45 PM
 
Arsenal,!!!!may be.
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From what I saw (on TV) our side did not play badly and deserved something at home to Palace, but we have to mould these new players to become a comprehensive cohesive force as we did last years in the Championship. I would have used Ryan Sessegon as an impact subsitute because I wondered if he has it in his motor to last the whole of a Premiership match at just 18 but he proved me wrong and was unlucky to be denined with his header. Looks like it will take a half a dozen matches before the league settles down any way and we have not been hammered have we? Next week should be interesting as we have played at Wembley recently so no need to be frightened of the large open spaces. Need to tighten up our defence as goal difference might make all the difference at the end of the season. Bad luck Cardiff!
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And if that Blind excuse for a referee had given the Stone Wall Penalty who knows what the result would have been??
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I know it is slightly off subject....but it is related to our performance yesterday. There were many who were disappointed losing Fredericks and there were those who know a little more about football who stated that although Fredericks is an athlete he is not a great footballer (either mentally or technically). Watching him today against Liverpool is hilarious, totally out of his depth. And, that is what our Championship team would have been like had wholesale changes not been made. Cairney, Johanssen, AK, Kebano, Ream etc are not top class. So, to those that moan about too many changes need to get real they had to be made.
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Before you slag-off Fredericks I suggest you wait and see how we cope with Liverpool, pretty much a settled team, West Ham were not. Your comment on Cairney are just wrong - did you really see the game yesterday? He played well with Seri and we have a good pairing to develop and do well. And we have this new Argentinian guy to slot in. You should watch West Ham every week!
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 3:56 PM
 
Willie...we won't cope with Liverpool. And, yes I watched the game carefully yesterday, Seri was excellent, Cairney was lost. Mcdonald was the defensive shield, Seri the box to box and Cairney was given the role to link and support Mitro. He didn't do this and his game effected his ability to captain the side. Willie if you knew your football you would have worked this out. Perhaps watching the game carefully and not just the ball might help you in future.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 4:12 PM
 
Totally agree about Fredericks looked good for Fulham but light weight and will get found out in Premiership
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 4:45 PM
 
Willie 2b lm with Midfield very good Cairney my Man of match
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 6:21 PM
 
Totally agree with your assessment. Always thought Fredricks was really overrated, but watching him today, as you say laughable and he thought he justified the same salary as Cairney and our senior players. Talk about deluded.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 7:56 PM
 
Have to agree I know it was against Liverpoo but Fredricks looked like a Deer in the headlights!
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Bl**dy predictive text !
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:28 PM
 
He wants to know so do l
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Strongly suggest changes agent and team. Asking 15m for a lad who cant even make the bench today.probably nor very good poker players . Shame how greed could do away with what could a been a promising career for the defender.
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Agree Targett well over priced and not the answer, Bryan is a better option, he did ok yesterday, has potential.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:09 PM
 
I think we did OK yesterday , we need to get used to each other. For me , if you swapped the goal keepers , we would have won.should have had a penalty also.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:29 PM
 
Mark Hughes has shown himself to be a selfish, greedy twat (which we already knew). Watching them against a tired Burnley, I reckon they are a good bet for relegation this season along with Cardiff. We need to do better than the remaining 16. Maybe we can get Targett on a free later - he's still young and could be a good back up to Bryan.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 4:00 PM
 
willie calm down on Hughes, he doesn't matter. Don't be surprised if Soton finish above us.
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reading through the comments, no surprise there are those strongly against my comments...no problem. We have an unbalanced squad, Vietto is not a replacement for Mitrovic. The squad looks to rely heavily on Cairney in the middle and this is far too risky. My opinion, Cairney is just not good enough, he was like a little boy lost yesterday and this will be the case. Mitrovic without support is like having a tanker without its tugs, that is what happened yesterday. And, for the comments that call me a moron because it is a new set of players (as if I didn't know that) I respond the PL is a short league we cannot afford a slow start with a novice coach. The new players have been purchased to slot straight in, no bedding in the money demands they hit the ground running (Seri certainly did). And, finally my comments about Jokanovic are observational based on the investment the owner has made, don't think the owner will allow us to go 8 games without a win without making a change. Jokanovic needs to improve from yesterday and he must learn quickly, he received a lesson yesterday from an average team.
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Anywhere' i am confident that We Fulham will not go 8 games without a win. Are you assuming that? The only difference between our result and Wolves yesterday is that Wolves took their chances when opportunities knock, we didn't! How can you call our performance average? In the first half, we had ample opportunities to score 2 or 3 goals, but we weren't clinical enough. Slavisa is well aware and happy about certain aspects of our performance. Of course, nobody is happy about losing in a local Derby. There was a penalty incident and we didn't get the verdict. Chelsea had a same but softer claim for a penalty, and guess what, they got it. Yes i think the ref made a wrong call, and it would have made a huge difference, that's football. I love the look of our squad even though we lost, and i am confident that we will get better. Tom Cairney looking like a lost BOY? Seriously, did you watch the game? Cairney was one of the better performers, and he will be a big player this season in our midfield. I say some wacky stuff on here, but yours take the biscuit mate!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:26 PM
 
I can understand that some of the posters are disappointed with our performance yesterday, or more to the point the result, but we fielded almost a completely a new team. Yes there is a need to sort out the problems as soon as possible but it will take three or four games to establish a settled team and bed in all the players. We have to relax and give our team all our support each and every game and wait for ten games to be played before we start to moan and groan. We still have our L plates on and will be punished until the defence shapes up and works as a unit as the Crystal Palace team did yesterday. In sddition, Mitrovic needs more support which is why Kamara should start each game.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:44 PM
 
Common Anywhere, enough’s enough. You are of course entitled to your views, how you arrive at them confuses me and, seemingly, most on here. You’ve stated your case, honestly you aren’t going to convince the rest of us, it’s what it is, Jokanovic, like the rest of us ain’t listening. Sit back and be patient.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:58 PM
 
reviewing the paper reports and it is clear Jokanovic was not overly happy with what happened yesterday, although he is going to say the usual banal rhetoric. A few reports suggest Mitrovic is a waste of money but I think that hides the real issue that we haven't the tugs for him. And, Cairney yesterday was lost and his performance as captain was appalling, we needed leaders and leadership yesterday both on and off the pitch, we had neither. It has to change quickly. I have no idea what will happen in the next seven games but if things don't change it won't be a happy seven games. And, after yesterday I think we are left with an unbalanced squad.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 3:16 PM
 
Anywhere, What's your problem? You're certainly not a Fulham fan.
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 4:32 PM
 
keep calm Nigel....don't panic, there are positives. And don't make wild assumptions about things you know nothing about ie a person's club allegiance. Stick to the facts.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 5:07 PM
 
The fact is clearly you are not a fulham fan , so get back to your own fans message board , if you are allowed !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 5:12 PM
 
do you know what Dave, this forum has some really good supporters but some are clueless when it comes to football matters. I am Fulham through and through, home and away so I do hear first hand the nonsense that is spoken, most supporters don't even know the laws of the game. This forum is pointless if so many cannot put forward a coherent response akin to yours Dave (just deal in facts instead of supposition and assumption). If you do not agree with someone else's view you need to state why otherwise it renders your response meaningless. Too many on this forum do not seem capable of explaining why they have stated something. Perhaps it is best the leave a forum so bereft of intellectual interaction (not all of course, apologies to those), my fault to believe it would be anything other than what it is. Anywhere is leaving with some pleasure this forum for good, the ignorant amongst you will be delighted.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 5:30 PM
 
Good , cheerio , and could you leave your name before you depart ?
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 5:33 PM
 
Anywhere' just show a little bit of love mate. It is only game 1 of many. Even i get a slapping down on here sometimes, and i am pushing my luck in writing too much lately. My advice is, give the team some slack, just support them a bit. 'Hey' don't you get lippy about AK-47 KAMARA''' HE IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 6:15 PM
 
Anywhere you talk like your the only one who noes about football we all have different views it’s ment to friendly debate your so far up your own arse pack it up try being a nice person chill
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 6:34 PM
 
Owen ,are you this boards VAR ?
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For those who are critical of the performance tomorrow should think twice before shooting down the manager or any players! First question is do you want to continue watching the style of football we are playing? Second question is do you think we have overall bought well and we have a good foundation to build for the season? Last question is do you have faith in the manager? I am 100% yes on all 3! What is more reassuring is after, yes only one game, we have the highest possession in the premier league (61%), 2nd best accuracy marginally behind Chelsea and well ahead of the third team, and lastly we are 4th on total shots!! In terms of statistically we are almost matching last season - who would have thought of that! So let’s keep faith! I’d rather watch Fulham week in week out than Palace! We just need to gel and have a bit more steel! All the ingredients are there and the stats proof that! COYW!! Spurs game should be more open- that may suit us!
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Tomorrow?? Obviously meant to say yesterday!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:11 PM
 
Agree 100% idiot.
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:17 PM
 
Is that the only response you have ? Idiot? There’s only 1 idiot,and we all know who That is!!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:21 PM
 
Only idiots concentrate what I’ve posted and ignore the original post thats a lot more interesting. Idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:30 PM
 
We played well will play worst and win this season
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:45 PM
 
The boy imp , one big bottle job , lol
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I was always worried about playing Palace on the first day, and would have preferred a ‘bigger’ club. Why? Because, under normal circumstances, Palace was a team I would expect to beat. However, I was worried about Hodgson, a wily so and so, who is leagues above Jokanovic. And so it came to pass, that we were outplayed, by a superior manager. I’m sorry guys, but Joka got it wrong yesterday. It’s total bonkers fielding a team that has so many changes and has had zero preseason time playing together. It would have been far more sensible maintaining the ‘spine’ of last season’s successful team and gradually slotting in the new additions. Yes, it’s not the end of the world, but just wait and see what happens against Spurs next week, who haven’t made any additions over the close season. We will get mullered, and I, for one, will be more than happy to keep any deficit below 2 goals....and don’t hold your breath against Burnley....we are quite a way off producing a winning formula
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Agree that the team needs time to gel but how and when? Pre season is over and done. We saw a lot of problems against Palace and have to work on them until the month is out. I never expected more than a point from our first 3 games anyway. We do need another striker, Kebano may be it but I'm not so sure. Either way, it's the delivery into the box that must improve. Spurs 2 FFC 0. No worries, that score will be the norm for Spurs at home.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:12 PM
 
Make that 5-0 willie
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:37 PM
 
is this the same willie stating how well our engine room of Cairney/Seri played yesterday? we need to go to Spurs to get a result - being defeated before we get there is so wrong. And with respect willie - Kebano as a second striker might be ok as a super sub but we cannot afford to play a second striker in the PL with a fragile midfield. We need numbers in midfield. Kebano is not up to standard and will be lost. I think Anguissa and Seri together might work well. It will free the third midfielder to get forward and support Sess, Schurlle and Mitro...that didn't happen from Cairney yesterday.
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Fabri for Betts Betts missed most of pre season only just back from injury Christe in for Fredericks gone to West Ham Chambers For Odoi sent off at Wembley could not play Le Marchland Ream inj Byron did our best to get Targett Southampton played hard ball McDonald had a good game got new contract Seri class player Johansen still came on Cairney Skipper last year looked at home in Premiership Schurrle did ok no Piazon now gone back to Chelsea last season shared with Karmara and others he still came on Mitrovic the signing we wanted did great on loan looked good yesterday Sessegnon one of our own Some saying not been loyal there was always gonna be some changes needed stronger squad needs time to gel gonna be tough need to all fight together losing at home hurts but we played some nice football
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DMK nice post . Also re yesterday’match Ream was injured Odoi suspended both probably would have started at the centre of defence which looked shaky anyway nice smash and grab from CP but we should have had a penalty as TV verified but we don’t get a lot of penalties it was a poor decision from Mike Dean was hoping for better refereeing in the Premeiership compared to Championship , Forget all the negative posts after only one match FFC will have a good season wait and see .
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 12:05 PM
 
There is an explanation for every change and I think the team did quite well. OK, keeper at fault, cost 2 goals, referee at fault, cost us an equalizer chance, Bryan looked very good, Marchand was OK as was Schurrle, Seri was top class. Chambers might have blocked that shot but not many would have. Christie must improve his crossing and the new goalie was 'on something' that didn't calm his nerves. We've a tough start to the season so patience is needed. SJs method looked so good but unless we can do better in the box it will all be for nothing. Finally accept that CP are a seasoned side and they, like most EPL sides, know how to protect their goal.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:03 PM
 
no tough start willie...they are all tough
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Cant work out why we never got another striker, we got about 10 -12 mid and defenders, but no striker ,just Mitro, so what happens when he gets red card, off his game, or injured ?,. Watching the game yesterday no one except him looked like they could score, it could have been 3 saha scored a cracker but ofside,and palace are one of div lesser teams,will ream and mawson be better than chambers and marchand?cant be worse.Christie no problem for me ,sess got lost,still looks like a lightweight team for all the dosh and praise ,no muscle ,Watching Khans face told me nothing other than he assumed we should muller palace, still one game only and all player strangers at the moment give them 5-6 games and then hope we get more settled.ps will jan see us get a striker.?
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We did get a striker Luciano Vietto! Ok it’s a season loan deal. Got to give them all time to gell bond and start working as a team. I’m happy with the business the club have done. Let the injured and suspended return and all should start to fall in place. Onwards & Upwards, We live to Dream… COYW!!!
posted by Banjowest7000 - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:39 PM
 
Vietta idiot
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Impartial - idiot
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Impartial bottle job , lol
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 4:41 PM
 
Thanks impartial for pointing out my typo! But why you calling Vietta an idiot? Lol…
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I know we are only one game in It’s also probably no coincidence that the bottom 5 teams in the premier league are the most recently promoted teams (wolves would be there too if Everton weren’t cheated with a sending off) !! I think what all the ex championship teams learnt is how clinical premier league teams are! They all lost conceding goals of precision and speed!
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A league table before all the teams have played, you're kidding that it can possibly mean anything, right?
posted by Nigel lambson (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 10:17 AM
 
A league table before all the teams have played, you're kidding that it can possibly mean anything, right?
posted by Nigel lambson (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 10:17 AM
 
No surprise that we were going to concede with Chambers and Bryan rushed into the back four, give the team a proper weeks preparation and things may have been different. Not sure why Fabri rushed out of his goal for palaces second, Zaha still had two players to beat. Can only imagine Betts tweet meant he was injured but is now fit but since the work on the training ground and end of pre season was with Fabri in the sticks the stories are just nonsense. I think we should have had a stone wall penalty aswell don’t forget. Wolves very lucky yesterday, I’m not even sure it was a free kick let alone a red card and the position the free kick was taken from was easily ten years closer to the goal then it should have been, Anyway onwards and upwards
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 11:23 AM
 
Got to love auto correct! Just to mention shurrle left van aarnholt free for the assist on the first goal so I can’t blame any of the back four for the goal it’s just the team would be more organised with more work on the training pitch with the players settled in
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 11:32 AM
 
Look on the bright side we’re not bottom of prem two below us on goal difference. Equal with a few others !!!!,
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There seems to be a difference of opinion between SJ and Betts as to what constitutes “ injured “, see SJ’s Tweet. Was extremely naughty of Betts to tweet that. Has not done himself any favours. SJ is not impressed. As most will know, I am an enormous fan of Betts and I should have liked to see him play, particularly after Fabri’s pre-season performances. However footballers must learn not to air their gripes in public. They look petulant and childish and it’s a no win. I still think Betts will be second choice and will learn a lot from understudying a very experienced keeper, who is only here for one years loan.That’s assuming he learns to keep his mouth shut and does not burn his boats.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 9:42 AM
 
Betts has been injured during pre-season like most pre-seasons. Like others I like him but do feel Rico and yes (even) Fabri might be better. You don't play at higher levels by chance. Slav response to tweet in press conference was "We can Tweet what we want, sometimes I tweet too but Marcus Bettinelli start working with us this week, first day we have opportunity for kicking the ball and last two days he make complete work with the team and I am here to take decision who will be on the goal, on the bench and in the stands." I think that is fair enough Betts needs to calm it as I expect that was explained to him. As Slav said he is not Santa giving out presents.
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After Christmas in this division!!!!!5 months down the line ,? we will be dog meat by then give them 5 games then take stock.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 11:09 AM
 
Probably not a coincidence that Wolves who were the best team in last seasons championship managed to get a point against Everton whilst Fulham and Cardiff both lost and failed to score. It was said many times that there are no easy games in the championship and there sure as hell no easy games in the Premier, To even survive we have to take points from the good sides. Probably be a couple of months before we reach our potential so let's hope we are not cast adrift from the other sides by then. I'm not a doom and gloom guy just being a realist!
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Bettinelli third choice goalkeeper! Unbelievable! Jokanovic is going down the same road with Button versus Bettinelli! It took him a while to work that one out. We played well today though I still have my doubts about Christie. It was a case of who had the best goalkeeper and our goalkeeper lost. Let’s hope Joka doesn’t take so long to wake up and realise it Bring back Bettinelli!
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Tom' Christie fizzed in some fantastic balls. Fine margins mate. On another day we would have connected. First game, give him the benefit of the doubt, tiredness was a factor.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 12:36 AM
 
he's not 3rd choice, he's injured
posted by nigel Lambson (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:04 AM
 
P.S Sorry to butt in again. I still would have pursued Targett. His ball delivery alone was good down that left side. 'A FEW DOLLARS MORE' comes to mind!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:05 AM
 
Southampton played brinkmanship to the very limit where Targett was concerned. Targett probably wanted us to sign Targett too. one game, one loss and loads of people need their prozac already
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:14 AM
 
@ Nigel. From Betts Twitter account: "More Good luck to the boys today and thanks for the reception from the cottage when i came out. For everybody thats asking.... I am not injured! Good luck lads"
posted by Hints - Sunday 12th August 2018, 8:18 AM
 
“ Fizzed “ Owen? Not from where I was sitting I’m afraid. Really thought after first 10 mins or so he was poor and I admired his cameo performances last season. Hopefully he’ll steadily improve and work out what balls Schurrle wants.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 9:23 AM
 
Betts has only just returned to training, that's why he did not play but after Fabri chaos may be back sooner rather than later.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 11:12 AM
 
Owen did you go to the match yesterday mate. You have made some comments that have made it look like you heard it on the radio and then watched the highlights.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 4:35 PM
 
It does get tiring watching on a lap top
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I knew deep down that it was always going to be a tough one today. We have a few players out with injuries, but we know now how important the likes of Ream will be to us. It is all well and good that we bring in 6 and half a dozen players, and dismiss other familiar players around the Cottage and say they won't be good enough. Cairney didn't look out of place whatsoever, and Sess played well On another day, Mitrovic might have put 2 of those chances away. We paid the price for not being clinical enough. I thought we lost our shape in the 2nd half, and in moments ran out of steam a bit. Zaha, who is a decent player i highlighted, took his goal well. He is much more street-wise, and that's what you come up against in the prem. The Spurs game coming up, seems very daunting, but we need to face reality and top opposition early. You never know, and we might just get a result against them. We shouldn't be too despondent in our first game back in the prem. Slavisa will know what to do.On the last word on these new players versus the old? I have not seen anyone new better than Kamara, and i really think he should be first on the team-sheet with Mitrovic. I might be biased, but that is what i see, nuff said. Roll on Spurs...
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No one looked out of place keeper made a mistake when we were caught on break if we got pen may not have been pressing so hard to get caught Midfield was good McDonald looked at home in Premiership Seri class small margins must take our chances will be tough we new that all worked there socks off would of liked to see Bettinelli in goal but he’s missed most of pr season Hope Ream and Bryon back soon don’t like Sessegnon at left back we’ll caught out for second goal Place will do well under Roy this year but losing at home does hurt COYW
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 11:22 AM
 
Are you going Owen? if not make sure the lap top is fully charged.
posted by Ricky (Guest) - Monday 13th August 2018, 7:54 PM
 
DMK' I like the way how you summed that up, but personally, it is much more fun stringing it out if you know what i mean. (Funny though)
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We played pretty well. Seri looked pretty decent up until 70 or so minutes. Chambers and marchland not too great but did OK. Schurrle, sess, mitrovic, ak etc all did pretty well we played some good stuff just no goals came from it. But we did let shots off and looked much better than Palace. They just had a game plan that worked out. If we had got that penalty who knows. If that loose ball came out to sess who know? I just have to say one more thing fabri was our undoing and the whole backline haven't had much time to gel but it will come good. Hopefully a good s a me v Tottenham win draw or lose and then beat Burnley COYW`s
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Got that about right Paul24fc
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 9:49 PM
 
I was in dream land for 40mins but Palace are a good side if we had gone at 00 half time it may have been different. I thought we upped our game from last season Contrary to other posts I thought our weakest players were Sess and TC also didn’t think much of Schurrle I agree AK on
posted by F.luke - Sunday 12th August 2018, 8:47 AM
 
 
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Told yer!! If you don’t get it read my post further down....
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How far down exactly?
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:35 PM
 
Yesterday. I was just saying how positive everyone on this board was with our signings and watch it change if we lose.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:45 PM
 
Haha. Found it. It's only Imp's more polite alter ego Anywhere that's been crying over his keyboard really. Everyone's been pretty reasonable actually.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:53 PM
 
I was not positive and am still very worried. We had over sixty % possession and still go 2 down.Carry on like this and were down.We need more than positive thinking to stick the ball in the net.No more lectures MST please.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 9:30 PM
 
Be fair MST, it’s only the brain that is Anywhere that was having a pop. The rest of the posts seemed to be fair and saw the promise that the individual players showed. Think the mood might change if after 10 games we’re still not working as a team.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 9:29 AM
 
MST, apologies, have just seen Peter Gruenewald’s post. However thought most of us read the game and new signings correctly.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 9:55 AM
 
and Anywhere was more accurate than most in predicting yesterday's performance
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With over £100m invested when will the owner pull the plug on Jokanovic, he won't leave it too long.
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Anywhere you should be anywhere except on this message board what a load of rubbish you post
posted by FFC supporter (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:19 PM
 
Anywhere, you are officially the worst wind up merchant of the 1st game back and with such scathing remarks after only one game, you'd be better off anywhere but on here. you don't have the balls to put your name as you know you be ridiculed. Now go away and upset another set of genuine supporters on someone else's website
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 1:11 AM
 
Calm down Nigel, this is football
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Does anyone know what’s happened to Bettinelli? He tweeted that he wasn’t injured.
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we have treated Betts like sh-t, 2 new goal keepers ??
posted by Dan Dan (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:02 PM
 
Rico is the class keeper out of the three.
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It was men v boys today. Of course, we started well, it was to be expected. The Fulham fans all excited not realising Hodgson was quite happy at 30 minutes to have weathered the storm and gradually get into the game. Experienced Manager v Novice Manager, it showed. Yes we might have had a penalty but PL is fine margins and Palace controlled the game and could have upped a gear. Can see why Benetez got rid of Mitrovic, no movement and too slow. For all the money we spent we have left ourselves short on quality to score goals. Cairney is as many think a Championship player, totally lost in midfield today. We have no creativity. Seri was our best player and Jokanovic takes him off. No need to panic but for all the money spent we now have an unbalanced squad for the PL.....real shame. Today was a lesson from a mid table team, Jokanovic must learn fast and in the past this has not been something he does well. And, just watch the value of Sess drop by Christmas, the hype will soon ebb away. Only positive today was Seri.
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We showed some quality and apart from the score, we looked the better team and you couldn’t tell which team have a combined probably 1000 premier games experience and which had probably 10! This is the first game we did ok apart from the score! Let’s not whinge yet and support the team. We all have ideas where we can improve but so does Jakanovic! Trust him.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 6:51 PM
 
What an analysis! Couldn’t disagree more with regards to our new signings. Each and everyone showed true class. Le Marchand, Siri, Schurrle, Chambers all shoewed well. Even Bryan after a positional adjustment, suggested by SJ, later in game showed enough to give confidence, Real question marks today were MacDonald, really got sloppy as the game went on and Christie, who really disappointed, he looked knackered and didn’t gel with Schurrle at all. Fabri, well....enough said. All in thought lots of individual skills on show, just need to blend into a team. Mitrovic could have won it, another day and Sessingnon was a bit in and out, but putting all these not quite aspects down to a lack of game time together. Palace and Woy deserve their win.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 6:56 PM
 
Jokanovic will be sacked by the end of November.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:09 PM
 
Mortlake we started well, I knew we couldn't keep that tempo, I knew Hodgson was quite happy, we then huffed and puffed but really Palace were in control and did a job on us. Shame you can't see the wood for the trees. I assume you were one of the excitable Fulham fans in the first 15 mins thinking this is easy...deluded I'm afraid. Realism struck today and we must react.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:13 PM
 
You shouldn't be ANYWHERE!! you've lost your way get back to Brentford.
posted by FFC Fan (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:17 PM
 
You've made all these definitive judgements off one game. Amazing.At this stage last year we were headed straight to league one in your book. Get a grip. Guess what. We're gonna lose next week as well. Might as well prepare a brilliant whinge now. We just need to be more manly than 3 clubs in the end anyways. Won't be a problem. Enjoy the improvement as the season goes on if you can.
posted by Californian (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:32 PM
 
New players looked promising. Christie had a bad game and didn’t work with Schurle. Penalty could have changed things. Three nasty back of calf challenges by Palace but Dean didn’t speak to them, uncle Woy has developed a nasty streak. Won’t be able to judge where we are until late September. Zaha should have gone for stamp on Seri. 1 down , 37 games to go.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:39 PM
 
No mate. I have been supporting FFC for over 60 years . I am Fulham born and breed and have a close association with the club and it’s personnel for 50years. I don’t have histrionics where Fulham or football are concerned. I have a reasonable grasp of the fundamentals and am a fairly measured judge. You on the other hand are a spoiler or know precisely zilch about the game. You’re looking pretty stupid from where I’m sitting. Also note that I have never seen your name on here before.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 7:45 PM
 
Mortlake it is all opinions you have yours and I have mine. And, of course you know absolutely nothing of my credentials in the game so to say I know zilch is incorrect. I firmly believe in what I have posted like it or not I really don't care.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Saturday 11th August 2018, 11:53 PM
 
Anywhere is a MOR0N, just bought a load of new players and you expect them to bed in overnight. Very poor and diabolical analysis which I call a High Expectation Moaners analysis. We are by nature late starters, once Joka gets the players to play like a team as he did 16/17 and 17/18 season. We will come good.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 12:22 AM
 
We shouldn't beat ourselves up at this result. Adjustments are needed in this league, we get that. Tiredness was there in some players as the 2nd half unfold, but there are still enough positives to take out of the Palace game. We have to be more clinical, and honestly' on another day, Mitrovic would have put 2 of those chances away this side or that side of the post. Young Sess had a header which he could have glanced into the side corner. Football is all about fine margins sometimes and getting the rub of the green. 2.0 up in the first half? and we might have been talking about a 2-2 draw and how we conceded late on, that's football! I remember when we first got relegated 4 years ago, and we played Ipswich Town. The first half hour i thought, 'THIS IS EASY' Macarthy made 1 or 2 substitutions which changed the game completely. We had to adjust then to the Championships. Not quite the same, but just making a valid or not so valid point. Calm down, so long as we are creating chances like we did in the first half, we are good! Give our boys like Christie, the benefit of the doubt when someone pointed out that he got tired? This was the first game of the season. Rant over!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 12:31 AM
 
quite a few people need to calm down, its all observational, no need to panic just learn from the mistakes of which there are many. Positive was Seri.
posted by Anywhere (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 2:07 PM
 
Telling everyone to calm down anywhere as your only defense is purely observational is about as stupid as yourself spewing out with shi1te. If you were very observant you would have noticed 7 new players started plus many trained together for the 1St day together prior to the game against Palace.Next time get your facts right and talk with a more sense instead of making it up as you go along as a know it all.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Sunday 12th August 2018, 3:12 PM
 

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