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Friday 20th July 2018, 11:44 AM

Our recent transfers have smashed our record fees which up to now was about £12m. With the two latest acquisitions coming to over £30m , Mitrovic another £20m that's over £50million. There is also talk of another player , David Lopez of Espanyol , for £30m ,wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors , goal keeper Fabri from Besiktas amoung others. The fees are staggering. Now does this make us step up from being a big small club to a small big club.
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Friday 20th July 2018, 8:53 AM

For overseas fans, I just got this confirmation about Fulham TV this season via email from the club: "We will be unable to show live matches next season due to broadcast restrictions. We will still be showing match highlights, 90 minute replays, behind the scenes interviews and live commentary of games via fulhamfctv."
That will do for me
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 20th July 2018, 9:41 AM
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Thursday 19th July 2018, 8:44 PM

London Evening Standard reporting... “Fulham are close to confirming a deal worth about £20m for Newcastle's 23-year-old Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.” Looks like it’s gonna be...WELCOME BACK MITRO but on permanent basis this time and guess still time to maybe further strengthen our squad with couple other decent signings..looking forward to decent season.... BACK IN PREM!
Great news Chris' another final piece of the puzzle. We need a hold-up man Mitro to carry the force. We will have plenty of wingers to create more danger and Seri going through the middle + Cairney and co with our passing game. I hope we can get hold of Matt Target also, he was settling in nicely last season. We will have a decent squad...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 11:44 PM
Would like to add: I think we will get Mitro for 20 million. Newcastle and Benitez don't have the budget for a big spending spree this summer. It is well documented about Ashleys troubles with his business ventures. It would take 2 or 3 more clubs to show interest in Mitrovic to push the price up, and that hasn't happened.This is maybe because of the type of role Mitro takes up on the pitch, he doesn't suit most teams. Mitrovic fits in perfectly into our system, and he is a perfect ploy for our wingers to run off from. I can't see him scoring 25 goals though, that will be tough in the prem. Mitro will do the donkey work all day long, and assist others like Kamara etc. I hope Kamara will show improvement to back up my statements about him. It is not all about Kamara, i feel we have an exciting squad building, and maybe the surprise team in the prem. I think that Slavisa is more ambitious than we think, and 40 points and survival mode is not in his DNA. Just saying....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 20th July 2018, 6:03 AM
Another factor in our favour is Mitro's temperament. He's been known to be trouble at other clubs and didn't hit it off with Benitez. However, he clearly enjoyed his time at Fulham and has an excellent relationship with his fellow Serb SJ. I can't really see him going anywhere else
posted by The judge (Guest) - Friday 20th July 2018, 9:49 AM
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Thursday 19th July 2018, 11:45 AM

All this talk about a top half finish must be banished from our thoughts. Yes, dreams are harmless in themselves, but dangerous if the team starts to believe them. The Odds on us being relegated reflect reality, and we must concentrate on getting those 38 points on the board, before we reflect on dreams. The players must not become complacent, believing we are going to set this division alight; we will need to scrap and scrap for survival at this level. Better to be the underdogs and overdeliver......
Yep and the fans must not get on there backs if they lose a couple of games we’re in it all together COYW
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 11:58 AM
Can we make that 40 points. Safer
posted by DG (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 12:28 PM
...and another thing: we really must get a few preseason wins under our belt, as a winning mentality is contagious in a positive way, just as a losing streak can be negative. All games must be winnable, even if youngsters or pensioners are on the team sheet! Never set out to lose!
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 1:01 PM
We have to face facts, that in the Premier League, we will only win one in three matches, with maybe a couple of draws thrown in. We are minnows in this division, but certainly big enough to survive quite comfortably.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 1:02 PM
We will only survive if we maintain a fear of failure
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 1:06 PM
For some time now the Premier League has been three leagues within a league. You have the top 6 that fight it out for the title and the champions league spots year in and year out. This is Boringly predictable apart from when upstarts like Leicester City decide to gatecrash the party. There is a middle section usually lead by the likes of Everton, this can vary over the seasons and is usually populated by teams that adopt a new approach, are streetwise enough to comfortably survive or show some sign of ambition. Scrapping it out in the lower tier we often find the newbies that are clearly out of their depth or have stagnated at the level and are showing signs of complacency. I may be proven wrong but I believe with our footballing philosophy and ambition in the transfer market we will comfortably slot into the middle section. Teams like Burnley and Bournemouth were written off by the experts and have not only held onto Premier League status but improved considerably along the way. We have every chance of emulating the success of these teams. I don’t quite understand the logic of William Hills as the bookies are usually pretty much on the money. As for taking points from the top 6 this task is far from impossible. After witnessing our incredible march to promotion last season this team has proven it is definitely up for the scrap.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 4:09 PM
The only thing pre season games are good for are match fitness and to look at fringe players as ffc have done results are meaning less!! !
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 10:52 PM
Wolves fought back to draw against Ajax, and we found a way to beat them 2nd time of asking back in the championships. You just never know what preseason games tell you and we lost our first game playing the youngsters most of the game. We did more than okay in the prem for 13 years, and 4 years to get back in it is not that long a wait. Slavisa Jokanovic is a shewed character, and he might just be better than we think. He set up Watford and he departed them mysteriously. Watford not only survived, they compete very well in the prem. We are sounding nervous and some are going into survival mode which is a negative way of thinking. Slavisa is well astute, and he can get the best out of players that don't cost a fraction of what teams like Liverpool are forking out. Klopp will need to win a big one to justify his spending now, he has been at Anfield long enough now. Liverpool finishing 2nd or 3rd won't mean anything anymore, and it will get even harder for the likes of Mourhinho to win anything now. Players price don;t always mean you get what you pay for, it is all about astuteness and a manager needs luck to find that jewel of a player. Cardiff, Brighton, Fulham, etc we are spending 30 million and upwards, and in the end it is all about luck with player finding. We just have a nice passing system we hope to build on in the prem, and Slavisa is talented enough to gel these players and make us tick. We maybe looking at the next future Chelsea manager in Slavisa, and i don't think he is here just to survive accumalating 40 points....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 20th July 2018, 7:07 AM
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 7:40 PM

Here we go again all back to the ifs ands and buts. Just wait and see what appens. You, me, and everybody else wont change a thing.
Good article in tonights Standard
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 9:14 PM
I think we will know something by Friday, but i can't guarantee it.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 11:11 PM
Plenty of optimism among some Fulham fans about the upcoming season even some who feel that a mid - table ( or better) is possible.The reality is that we are one of the favourites for relegation. Realistically we will do well to collect any points from the top six clubs- we all know who they are and the next tier down the likes of Everton, W Ham, Palace , Bournmouth etc will I think be too strong for us. So all of a sudden 40 pts seems an extremely large total to reach even assuming we can take maximum points from Wolves & Cardiff? So guess the best thing to do is enjoy the ride and look forward to hosting the likes of Man City, Liverpool and dare I say Chelsea!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 10:33 AM
Top six is going to be difficult but I can’t agree with the rest of your comments. Team will not relish playing against us and will find it difficult to gain possession. I am not a gambling man but think we have a good chance of finishing above all of the teams you named that you think are too strong for us.
posted by Mark (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 10:58 AM
I would like nothing more than to be proved wrong Mark, and will just have to see how we settle in the Premiership, but I would be satisfied if we can survive this season. For me anything else will be a bonus.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 1:38 PM
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 5:49 PM

Hardly going to plan is it? Should we be concerned idiots?
It’s about getting fit nothing to worry about lve seen good results pre season and bad results when season starts and other way round long as they get fit and no injury’s
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 6:00 PM
I see we lost our pre-season friendly this afternoon, and some of our fans on the other site are starting to be a little concerned. May I point out the pre-season friendless, are just that, friendlies, and fitness runs out. If you cast your mind back to last season, we had a terrible pre-season, but then gained promotion. Whether we win or lose these games is of no consequence. Not only that we have not played even half of our full strength squad yet, and it is mainly our junior members being given their chances. Please don't start pushing the panic button based on these results.
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 7:13 PM
Actually AC, I cannot agree with your comments. Preseason friendliest are a vital preparation for the new season, and not just a fitness test. Last year our awful pre sesaon start led to a shocking first half of the season. A haphazard and badly calibrated pre sesaon leads to a poor start, and we simply cannot afford complacency at this level, if we are to have any chance of survival.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 7:32 PM
The boy imp , where was you last saturday ? The queens hotel / wetherspoons in aldershot at 11am and you never turned up , under 18 s were definitely allowed , if you was scared i would of made sure you were ok , lol
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:02 PM
Did we not lose a pre season friendly to Chelsea last season 8-2 and look what happened to our season.
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:16 PM
Slavisa used this game to see how the youngsters performed. He hardly used any of the first team players until the 76th minute. Fenerbache started the game with a strong side to test Fulhams young players according to the report. The result is not imporfant.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 9:38 PM
You can watch some sort of highlights on the Fulham website or find it elsewhere if you don't have Fulham TV. Was low key and mostly kids till 65th minute when it was 2-0 already. Having said that, the more senior players, including Betts, let in a further goal and from the distant angle, didn't look a great one to concede. However, probably no need to be concerned at this particular result.
posted by JimmyJazz (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 11:48 AM
The starting line-up for yesterdays friendly was all the kids
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 1:13 PM
See Imp is back. Obviously his school broke up early for the summer holiday
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 1:28 PM
Pre season friendly don’t count for much presume we played our first choice eleven each match no !!! Just a run out to get match fitness nothing else
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 6:21 PM
I feel I should apologise for arguing with you impartial. You are obviously not the full shilling and I feel kind of guilty for trading words with you. It’s a bit like using a machine gun against an idiot armed with a catapult. If you don’t understand that last bit I suggest you ask your carer.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 7:29 PM
The object of friendly s is not the result it’s for trying squad players and getting match fitness as a contest no contest totally irrevelant what the score is
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th July 2018, 7:40 AM
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:10 PM

Fulham want to sign full back Kevin Mbabu . Lighting quick , would leave Fredricks for dust. Sky say he is the second quickest footballer in the world, next to Bale.
Wonder why he got 5 games in 3 years at Newc?,are newc that well of for players.?
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:19 PM
Loverly; Sounds like that Flash character out of the Marvel comics. Can we catch him to sign him!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:22 PM
Wonder why Mitrovic did does not get many games bis
posted by DMK (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:44 PM
Had to look twice at sky sports just now. Chelsea's new manager looks just like Felix MaGath
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 3:16 PM
Let’s hope he’s as competent !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 3:58 PM
He only managed 5 games for Newcastle as he spent 2 of the 3 years out on loan. There seems to be a growing list of players who haven't made it at Newcastle but gone on to better themselves at other clubs.
posted by D (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 5:15 PM
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 1:21 PM

Been reading your posts all a bit on down side don't worry fulham will finish in top half of table if you are a Aston Villa supporter they would bite you hand off to be where ffc are now be half full glass gone are the days where my highlights where beating Halifax 8 -0and tommy trinder was chairman that's enough to make your glass empty onwards and upwards
Sky Pundit ex-footballer, Clinton Morrison thinks Fulham are made for the premiership, looking at how we play. With the additions of Seri, and Mitro +, Morrison thinks we will have a great season in the prem. I hope he doesn't put the mokkers on us. Its a funny one Holly, and us fans are still waiting to see what final additions there will be to the squad. I am guilty of it, and maybe a few who say top 8? and someone saying top 6??? A wise old man will always say, wait and see what happens. We have too much time on our hands, and right or wrong in our predictions, the only thing that matters is that we have a good season and that we are competitive up to a good level and stay in the prem. I like your optimism about a top half finish, it wouldn't be a surprise to me personally.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:18 PM
According to William Hills we are third favourite for the drop. But what does he know about football?
posted by Harry (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 3:09 PM
Surprised he had a good work for us bet his mum hasn’t !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 4:00 PM
Expect us to finish above 6 clubs if we get in a few more maybey higher !!!dont put credence to bill hill S%-+t betting site
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 4:08 PM
Too many on here reaching for the stars. If we avoid the drop after our first season, that would be great. From there we can push on.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 4:47 PM
Stars Bert different galaxy more like, bite your hand off for 40 points
posted by denny (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 5:07 PM
Can't wait for December when we drop Button and get our season started... oh, hang ....
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 4:45 AM
Its all about staying up and getting the money for next season and establishing.. its not very spectacular but i dont care where we finish as long as its not 18th 19th or 20th.. We will have runs of games where we struggle, we are notorius slow starters but we have a game plan and a brilliant way of executing it and i love watching it.. the most important thing for this season is No matter how tough things get we and the board have to stand by our manager and back him all the way, i would rather be relegated than have to watch Allardyce or Pulis football which is the blueprint for staying up after Xmas..
posted by Adam (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 9:55 AM
With ffp It’s all about staying up the first year cos the second season is where you can really spend. So as long as we stay up I’ll be happy.
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:35 AM

If FFC stumped up 16m they would acquire a left back and and a left winger I could see him working well with Sess hope it happens
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 5:55 AM

FFC are to become part of the Living Wage Scheme according to our owner. Whilst I have no problem with this at all and I’m sure the players at our club will be relieved to be earning this guaranteed hourly rate , will they be putting up the prices of our already overpriced second rate food that is available to fans or reducing the price so that they sell more ( and portion size no doubt ) ?
Hide the knives...
posted by Hints - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 7:55 AM
Bet you're fun at parties Little Staines
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:00 AM
Don't buy the food, then the price of sub standard food may have to drop.
posted by albert RN (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:22 PM
Nobody is forced to buy the food, If you don't like it, and can't manage a couple of hours without eating, you can always take your own sandwiches.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 9:50 PM
Buy a bag of chips on the way or a kebab if it’s to dear in ground don’t buy it. Simple !! !
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 19th July 2018, 6:26 PM
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Wednesday 18th July 2018, 1:53 AM

can we get our to/too context and spelling correct please
Might want to mention that sentances start with a capital letter and end with a full stop TOO.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:18 AM
Touche. I do not know how to type the accent mark.
posted by john (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:51 AM
Press and hold "Alt" and then press "130" on the number pad. When you release the Alt key é appears.
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posted by Hints - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:02 AM
Blimey, so it does. Ta Bloggsy..
posted by Hints - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:03 AM
I only have TOO hands you know
posted by john (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 8:17 AM
Arizonan might want to note that there is no A in sentence
posted by The Pedant (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 9:15 AM
To be fair misspellings are fine as long as they are not made TWO many times.
posted by john (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 11:55 AM
Don’t be so pidanktit Jon !,,
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Tuesday 17th July 2018, 3:12 PM

The story so far!!! the season starts in just 3 weeks time,last season we sent back 7 loanees, so far no loans have come in,we had Kalas and piazon for two seasons on loan so were are they now ?, still not signed why? do they want to much dosh?cfc want to much for them?,Kalas could not get his place in last seasons team so what I wonder does he want.Mitro, what he about ,I love Fulham want to play for them,but still nothing ,will Turkish club step in ?bit like Brexit,no one know what going on.So what have we got so far , two french players unknown but will wait and see think they will do ok, we are now a keeper down sold before replacement,so there it is just two in and 8 have gone ,I know !!! wait and see ,but will this lot start to gell at xmas like last season?
I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in Darlington, and he has told me that according to the local radio, which covers Newcastle, they have agreed to the transfer of Metrovic to Fulham, and it should be official tomorrow or Thursday depending on the terms and a medical. I hope that the information is correct.
posted by Brian jarvis (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 6:00 PM
Closed doors bishop
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 7:05 PM
The squad does seem a bit light, but I think we'll manage to arrange a few loan deals on top of the purchases which are allegedly in the pipeline. I don't remember the last team we had our business done before the season started- we are usually scrabbling for a player or two during the last few days before the transfer window shuts.
posted by 5crawny - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10:10 PM
Weeeelll, you can't have a few loan deals in the tPrem, you can only have two. To date two players in, the reserve keeper gone and CFC in disarray with regards to the two loanees from last season. The pre-season schedule is poor preparation for an entry into the PL, in my humble opinion, but its value is dimished further if the hoped for newcomers, whoever they may be, fail to turn up. Are we harking back to the last pre-season debacle?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 1:30 AM
God you lot are depressing!! World Cup year's always cause concern re transfers this is worse due to the early window closure, but everyone is in the same boat and if it means we are signing quality then I for one will be happy to let the club do what they need to and see what materialises.
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 11:52 AM
All in same boat but some have better cabins than others,now we appear to be looking at a full back who got just 5 games in 3 years at newc,and they dumped him,10 mill quoted,what is it with newc board and management that player don't play to there ability at newc,.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 1:56 PM
Notice chels have one in and about ten out on loan pretty sure if we want the above mentioned won’t take long to aquire them !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 4:17 PM
If deals are in pipeline couple of days signed and sealed DONTPANIC!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 4:19 PM
Clubs are hanging on for the best offer, and players too. That's why so much happens on the last day of the transfer window.
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Tuesday 17th July 2018, 1:31 PM

George Cohen - one of the 66 World Cup heroes reckons England underperformed in Russia, Do we agree or are they just not good enough?
Totally agree.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 1:57 PM
We still don’t have the technical ability. Even tiny countries like Croatia can outperform us. Still some way to go and I think Southgate acknowledges that. Work in progress.
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 2:01 PM
Tripper, Maguire, Henderson, Pickford and Loftus Cheek exceeded my expectations, Kane, Sterling, Walker were way below my expectations and the rest of the squad just did what i expected, not a lot... Now the dust has truly settled can anyone give me any explanation at all into the thinking behind taking Danny Welbeck and what options he offered the squad?? 5th choice striker who played 13 minutes of football and couldnt get a game in front of a striker who has now failed to score in 28 games for his country... Would taking Sessegnon have proved more fruitful in the longer term???
posted by Adam (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 2:03 PM
My son informs me that Ronaldo has scored more hat-tricks than Wellbeck has scored goals
posted by Statto (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 2:56 PM
Yes , Belgium was a reality check - twice . In the 2nd game they could have let England have control of the midfield as the final pass or cross was never going to cause problems . Some good performances , as mentioned , but also some others who did nothing to enhance their reputations . All this talk about heroes and knighthood for Southgate way over top , nothing was achieved other than a good team unity .Still much to be done . Not sure who can provide the creative spark , no one jumps out to me .
posted by davidk (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 4:32 PM
Can't imagine Sess would have got any game time in Russis, but would hope to see him feature from now on.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 4:38 PM
It was a solid performance they beat who they are better than and lost to superior teams. The defeat to Belgium in the group stages made all the difference. in the last 8 I really only think they could have beaten Sweden and in the last 16 they could have beaten 4 teams so to get to the Finals was excellent.
posted by Tezza - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 4:40 PM
Its always the same after an event. Everybody knows best or even better. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 7:04 PM
Once they took away football from the playground we were always going to struggle, we have no sense of how to perform in a scrap..
posted by Nick (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 1:23 AM
The reason we got found out was our inability to change tactics, every time Southgate used a sub it was a like for like change. We didn't have anyone who was able to change a game
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:01 AM
We underperformed. We didn’t take our chances against a Columbia or Croatia. We should have been at least 2-0 up at HT in the semi. Kane missed a chance he usually puts away. We should have reached the final. We have no creative mid which is our problem so Gareth plays Sterling to worry teams, only he has been exposed as a player with no end product and so he is a waste of a place. We only beat Sweden who are any good. We lost 3 games - most ever. If you get s draw like that and don’t make the final it’s poor
posted by Phil (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 12:47 PM
Croatia not a good example think they can beat anyone on there day for a small nation got a very good squad together in recent times
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018, 4:23 PM
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Tuesday 17th July 2018, 9:07 AM

Loveren is one who should be jailed not Pussy Riot he is an absolute thug
Spot one ffc supporter how he stayed on the pitch beats me.
posted by Midds - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10:19 AM
I never saw a Fulham supporter on the pitch.!
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Monday 16th July 2018, 10:24 PM

Just pointing this one out guys, will keep it short. I know he is over the 30 limit, but he could still do a job. Might be worth a year on a free transfer???
Was thinking the same for free plenty of exprence could be good back up
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 10:34 PM
Are you getting gun shy Owen?
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 16th July 2018, 11:58 PM
Arizonian; i am starting to over-think things again, and that means i am getting my mo-jo back slowly, i will write some more... Fonte comes to mind, and i hope Slavisa considers a move for him. That might mean our board breaking the 'NO SIGNING OF ANYBODY OVER 28 RULE' Jose Fonte, could be a really good signing for a year or two at centre-back. We have his brother Rui' who i think could be a good combination for us linking up with Piazon. There was 1 game in particular last season, i can't recollect which one? Fonte and Piazon were brilliant. Jose performed really well for Portugal and the more i think about it, he would be a great signing for Fulham. Be warned though Fulhamites, with Slavisa having more say in transfers, it will lead to a massive wage increase in wages, especially if we get more flair players like Malcom on board. There is no chance that Fulham will stop at 50k a week tops. The genie is out of the bottle now guys, and we might as well go along for the ride. Lets all enjoy our stay in the prem, and long may it continue....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 9:45 AM
I thought the same thing when i heard jose pulled the pin in china. As its a well known fact fonte senior advised rui to knuckle down when rui had a confidense crisis and going thru a bad run.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10:22 AM
Fonte would add a massive amount to the team and may be able to do something to rescue his brother, although I think that may be a lost cause. If we could land Zinchenko then that would be a massive coup, although it's looking like Wolves may have beaten us to him now.
posted by 5crawny - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10:28 PM
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Monday 16th July 2018, 8:27 PM

I drove him there myself
Seems like Brighton is a retirement home for ex-Fulham keepers. Geezer will be down there next. BTW, who are the number two and number three keepers these days?
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 16th July 2018, 8:52 PM
The transfer of Button seems to indicate a new keeper is on his way to FFC with possibly Rodak as number 3
posted by JBH (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 8:28 AM
I thought Button was Geezers love child
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 5:34 PM
Arizonan when i retire i wont be going south. And Staines jealousy wont get you anywhere.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 7:46 PM
Got him to Staines apparently ...
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Monday 16th July 2018, 8:26 PM

Button gone to Brighton undisclosed fee
There was talk earlier about a deal where Button was wanted by Brighton and Slavisa wanting Oliver Norwood as part of the deal. He wouldn't be in first 11, but is a good replacement in midfield when required, We should know soon if this is happening.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 8:25 AM
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Just wondering , Tim Ream signs a new contract on maybe 25K a week and Tom Cairney signs a 5 year contract and it is reported he is the top paid player at Fulham on a reported 50K a week. This title last for 1 week when Seri comes in on over 100K a week and I would presume Mitro who is on 60K at Newcastle would be on the same or more. If we do get William he will be on a big wage , just wondered how the Captain will take it might feel he has been a little short changed !!!
Who’s William?
posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 5:00 PM
Pie in the sky about the wedge
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 5:47 PM
Gotta laugh at some of the bored as fcuk statements such as william ? and kenedy from liverpool ? do a bit of fact checking would help!
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 8:15 PM
Full kit w**kers, half scarve w**kers and now new post w**kers.
posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 9:21 PM
Sorry , I meant to Malcom but the same argument applies. To get these top players you have to pay the wages they were getting which could be a issue for the players already there.
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As Newcastle United have now signed Kennedy from Liverpool, it should now allow Mitrovic to complete his transfer to us, as that was apparently the hold up, as the Kennedy signing was the cog in the transfer wheel.
From Chelsea AC .
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 5:13 PM
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I am confident our board are making good negotiation skills on the transfer market, I think it will be a matter of time before we call quit on Newcastle and leave them to keep an unhappy player who doesn’t want to be there. I’d would not be disappointed with our board if we did that! Newcastle are desparate for the money, they don’t want Mitro so the stand-off with them is completely down to greed and wanting to get the very last penny out of a player we helped to bring back from the dead. So if we don’t resolve this in the next couple of days it’s time to stick the two fingers at NUFC. £20-£25m - I am sure we can find an equiv or a better player!
Agreed, but think we're making progress overall.
posted by Eddy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:55 PM
On the NUFC website, Mitro states he wants to play for Fulham.; and doesn't want to be at Newcastle. The article ends with, his future should be sorted within the next ten days.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:19 PM
Just how long does a contract take to sort out at this level,NCFC have had few weeks and now another ten days why???we aint buying Neymar.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 3:22 PM
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Counts me out who wants to go alone
Probably the person who keeps posting my post using the same name as me as I doubt he/she has any mates!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 12:08 PM
Wired answer to this post Chris
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:05 PM
Sorry badger, I'm just really trying to convince myself that this is not the norm! I tried to register, no luck, go figure. Oh well. Edward no mates can keep on playing games.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:32 PM
Join the club chris, been trying for ages nothing, trying to register is like trying to walk on water.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:34 PM
That wasn't me!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:35 PM
Sorry l put this post up did not know it would cause so many problems
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:46 PM
Not your fault DMK, know you were just trying to have a good discussion going, been there pal, done my own topic and seen it hijacked by the morons. Oh well, heads down into the wind,, i say!
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:52 PM
Now registered! Was known as Chris before but now known as this new name. Hopefully that will stop the sad act from copying my posts and posing as someone else! Bish, found it quite easy in the end. To the idiot who likes a wind up, have a happy and fulfilling life!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:11 PM
Maybe there are more than one Chris who uses this forum. If you are both called Chris, who is impersonating who?
posted by Bert (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:23 PM
Good point, Bert!
posted by Chris oƒ Jokes - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:49 PM
DMK ill meet you in the Torch by Wembley stn . And me and my mate Chris will talk to you and buy you a pint. So you wont feel aloan
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 5:45 PM
Also welcome to the preimer. More to come yet.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 7:25 PM
Well if it's a case of walking on water surely all Chris has to do is add a t to his name and he'll be home and hosed!
posted by Hints (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 3:46 AM
DMK the idiot who answered your post claiming to be the real bishop,some crap about head to the wind ,is not real bishop,i answered chris post how hard it is to register ,seems you register and get accepted then tell you to login, you do that and that's it,dont know you try again so you do nothing happens just same crap..
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 2:58 PM
i have over 700 points my son has 601 and my youngest has 599... They wouldnt let me get all 3 today as its only open to 600 and above! Thats how pedantic it is to get a ticket nowadays! Hopefully they will still be available tomorrow morning!
posted by adam (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 3:17 PM
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I thought O'Reilly was excellent when he came on. Don't forget he is a year ypunger than Sess & let's face it, Sess is a bit unique in his age group throughout the country. O'Reilly looks the business and plays like he is 25 not 17! The future looks bright based on what I saw yesterday.
Fulham don't play oreilly neough?
posted by Curtains (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:39 PM
Yes, but both were players.
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posted by Balwaop (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:03 PM
Not me morons
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:12 PM
That’s not me I’ve signed up !
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Paper talk I know, but, I fulham apparently going in for malcolm. If this one comes true I'm looking at the top 6 spot. Can all but dream. The funny thing is seri was being hyped up as coming to arsenal all my arsenal mates wanted him so bad same with malcolm I will be laughing if we get this done. Very unlikely I know but who knows.
With the two signings we have made , and if Malcolm does sign it would mean we are stepping up a level. Heads would certainly be turning around the premier league and surly mute the " No ambition " brigade. Come on Malcolm add a bit of Brazilian flare to Craven Cottage.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 11:52 AM
Still need a striker, and center back, woefully short on bodies that can do it in the prem.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:37 PM
And they will arrive just try and be patient
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:39 PM
Paul' they must like you more than me on here. I said Fulham top 8 finish, and you say top 6? You've got me out of jail mate, now i can chuck you the keys! (HA' HA') Maybe with all these additions, we can surprise a few people...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 3:23 PM
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The World Cup final was a perfect blueprint for excellent football that Fulham can learn from. France are the worthy winners outright, they just have that cutting edge based on their counter-attack for me. If Slavisa and Fulham have any ambitions to break into the prem top 8, and i think all this is doable by the way, we must take a leaf out of the way Croatia go about their business. Fulham already have the reputation for playing good passing football back in the championships, and things can step up a notch or two in my opinion. If there was a weakness in our way we go about things, we can be a touch slow with our ticky-tacky football. This won't work in the prem, especially when playing teams like Liverpool, they will be all over us like a rash! Slavisa like the intelligent scholar and master of the arts will know this 100%. I disagree that it will take a few seasons to adjust to the prem, and we won't necessarily have that time to do so. We already have a decent enough midfield and with additions, it is being improved upon all the time. Croatia play the perfect possession football, and they press the ball perfectly with timing and skill. I think we have the players to replicate this, and Slavisa and our excellent coaching staff will implement some of this taken from the final. Those cutting through balls by the French, love them or hate them, are just brilliant, and we must take a leaf out of their way of playing too. I know some people will argue that we don't have those type of players like Rakiti, persic, Mbappe, pogba',etc, and they are correct. We do have decent players who want to play perfect football and love football. Practice makes perfect, and with practice and good coaching what we have down here at SW6, we can achieve all this. If not, at the very least move up a notch or two in our game. The bottom 8 in the prem will always flirt with relegation season after season, but there is no reason why we should be a part of that struggle if we carry on improving our football. We must believe we can compete and stay in the premiership. We had a good 13 years stay in it, and for most of it, it was enjoyable. Fulham can do so again with a resolute, ambitious, and forward thinking managerial set-up. Slavisa Jokanovic and team will make Fulham into a force again, but this time things will only get better. Fulham are in the premiership, can you believe that??? Now lets go and enjoy it.....
Monday morning and we have the pleasure of this monotonous repetitive drivel.
posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 8:07 AM
If you don't like it don't read it , keep em coming Owen
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 10:21 AM
Do other football sites have so many miserable gits on board, keep gong Owen.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 11:29 AM
Perhaps a bit long, but a good read. What I learnt from yesterday was that the England team punched above its weight due to week opposition; we are nowhere near being able to compete with the top 6 countries, and should certainly not be happy with our current standing in the world. Football coming home? More a fantasy than a dream. School report should read: ‘could and should do better”
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 11:51 AM
Billy if only you show a fraction of the passion Owen has on Fulham, we be a much stronger club. Not that I agree with all points made by Owen - eg a bit too optimistic to mention France and Fulham, apart from both have 6 letters and starts with F, in the same breath but then again , I do think Fulham could do better than many teams have seen in the world cup! Not sure what you are looking for in here - even mourinho talks bollocks sometimes!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 12:12 PM
Ok John, I have been going to the cottage since 1964 and am extremely passionate about the club. Owen is also passionate but read his posts through and he is constantly contradicting himself. He starts his last drawn out post with Fulham can learn from France. A couple of sentences later we must take a leaf from the way Croatia play. He goes on that we are a touch slow which won’t work in the prem, if we don’t do as he suggests Liverpool will be all over us. He disagrees that it will take a few seasons to adjust in the prem. Disagrees with who?.Croatia play perfect possession football. THEY LOST. Then he goes on about cutting through balls by the French. He finishes with Fulham can be a force again, after watching us for 50 plus years I can’t remember when we were a force, as much as I want them to be. Fair play to him for his total support of Fulham but why can’t he post what he thinks and stop padding out the content? COYW .
posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:01 PM
Billy' i understand your points about my way of writing etc. I am not the complete writer and apart from MST, most will get some points wrong, i admit to that. The France Croatia game, i was watching it from a neutral point of view. France are the worthy winners. Saying that we can learn a lot from the way Croatia passed the ball around the midfield in general. I keep bringing all these points up on this forum every now and again but trust me, proper football lessons are very repetitive and that is the best way to learn. We play passing football at Fulham, so why not take a few pointers from the final? I tried to get points across from both sides and failed miserably. I can be a touch too optimistic but saying that, somebody has just put Fulham top 6 if we get Malcolm the Brazilian on board. Billy, you have got to laugh about that one, i said top 8! If we get Malcolm on top of Seri etc, and Mitro if he comes? Why not aim high? Now the shackles have been released, and the purse strings are open, i think that Slavisa has higher ambitions than just to survive in the prem. The only danger now is spending too much and players wages are at a record high now. Seri apparently is on a record one hundred thousand a week!!! The genie is out of the bottle, we might as well be happy and go for it now. I hope we don't end up doing what Villa and a few teams before did.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 3:06 PM
Look Owen, no one likes a passionate Fulham fan more than I. I can appreciate your comments, most of which are very good, sensible and more importantly for the good of our club but for gods sake let’s play our way instead of making comparisons with other clubs many of which will find us very difficult to play. Liverpool have Klopp and his fast high pressing football, what have they won, do you think Henderson will handle our midfield? I don’t.. We have Slavisa who will know the way every team in this division play, his signings are clever, astute and after a short time on the training pitch will manage to compete against any side. Let’s just get behind him and enjoy watching opponents trying to work us out..
posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 3:26 PM
Okay, that one Billy. Slavisa is intelligent and will work out the fine details on each prem teams. Paul has put us top 6 if we get Malcolm by the way. I like that one!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 3:35 PM
Maybe, it would be nice. Would this mean we have Malcom Macdonald in midfield?
posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 3:54 PM
Owen- where does Seri’s hundred thousand a week come from? I havent heard this elsewhere
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posted by Billy (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 5:03 PM
Funny sort of game two French goals should not have happened. Croatia had a few chances plus quit3 a bit of possession felt they weren’t as fresh due to less recovery time.
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 5:46 PM
Billy, if Owen has totally contradicted himself (which I can see no direct evidence of), maybe you need to take your own advice and I quote... "...montonous, repetitive, drivel..." in your first response to Owen's post, later assessing his "drivel" by stating, "I can appreciate your comments, most of which are very good, sensible and more importantly for the good of our club..."! Owen might see life through rose tinted spectacles sometimes, but I bet he's added years on to his life by doing so! I applaud his enthusiasm and passion, even if I don't agree with everything he says. Maybe he's been offensive to others on this board, but I don't ever recall seeing it. If anybody finds his approach offensive or irritating, they probably need to take a harder look at themselves, rather than blame him!
posted by 5crawny (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 8:46 PM
Scrawny, I have been reading the posts from Billy and Owen with interest and I must admit Owen does go on a bit, Billy has at no stage said he finds any offence so why have you mentioned it. Perhaps you should butt out and take a look at your post which to be honest borders on offensive.
posted by Tony C (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 9:47 AM
Lads there is a simple way around this, I do not find Owen in any way offensive and admire his optimistic approach of life. The best thing I can do is not post again on this site as challenging posters creates problems. I hope Owen carries on posting and keeps up the optimism..
posted by Billy (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10:08 AM
Guys lets just totally drop this one, i do harp on a bit. My missus tells me that all the time. We are all passionate about our club and will have different opinions. My fault totally. I do write some over the top crap, and i will cut it down a bit. You should see me at work on a Monday morning. I am one of those guys that can come in chirpy and smiling, while other guys need time to clear their beer heads or whatever. That's just me in a nutshell. I would feel bad if Billy leaves totally. Let's just drop this because we are all nice people, and that is why Fulham win the nice guy awards a lot. Nothing can be as bad as Brentford stuck in the championships! That is the worst pain ever!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:00 AM
Thanks Owen. We can all get a bit excited about our club and there is nothing wrong with that, a forum is about opinion and all posters are entitled to agree or disagree with other posters. At the end of the day we all want the same thing for the club. I must add that you should not change or cut down your posts or the content but thank god I don’t have to work with you and suffer the Monday morning happiness.
posted by Billy (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:30 AM
Cheers Billy'' The only thing is i have to put up with 'ME' on a Monday Morning. That sucks!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 12:27 PM
Tony C I was talking about he offensive comments made about Owen’s post! I’d be happy for you to point out how I’ve been offensive. Hope that’s all cleared up now.
posted by 5crawny - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 4:38 PM
Stop acting like a keyboard barrister scrawny. Look at the posts and no one has been offensive in both of the posters comments. To quote you “no evidence”. Both of these guys have sorted any problems but you can’t leave it.
posted by Tony C (Guest) - Tuesday 17th July 2018, 6:45 PM
Tony mate, get a life!
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I thought O'Reilly was excellent when he came on. Don't forget he is a year ypunger than Sess & let's face it, Sess is a bit unique in his age group throughout the country. O'Reilly looks the business and plays like he is 25 not 17! The future looks bright based on what I saw yesterday.
Excellent, now someone is posting as me. Blimey,how sad is that? Go on then fella, share a joke, let's see how good you are? Moderators, any chance of comparing ip addresses to this one and to mine (You will see I have two common ones) and then deleting the saddo who likes to impersonate other people?
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 9:18 AM
It's a common name. Have you ever considered that there might just be another Fulham fan with the same moniker?... If you register you can have your own name all to yourself!
posted by Hints - Monday 16th July 2018, 9:54 AM
The same name and posting exactly the same post that I posted below word for word. Crikey Hints, that is a coincidence!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 9:58 AM
To register on this site is one big joke, bloody impossible.Tried many times ,accepted then told many time I don't excist in there minds, gave up after a week.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 1:40 PM
Now done it. Fake Chris - jog on!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:12 PM
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Good signings so far but we still need Mitrovic and Kalas fingers crossed it happens
Lots of reports about bidding for Malcombe. A Brazilian that is supposed to cost £26m to £45m depending who's report you read. Would be nice but can't see this one coming off. But I said that about Seri
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:19 PM
What do we want their fingers for?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:19 PM
To stick them up to Newcastle and Chelsea I'd imagine
posted by DG (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:24 PM
You only need one for that over here ...
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 15th July 2018, 10:16 PM
The Arizonan... in the UK 'fingers crossed' is a figure of speech that means ' hope it happens '
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 8:25 AM
Blimey. I never knew that ...
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Played 6 won 2 drawn 1 lost 3! Good World Cup ? Not too convinced myself,I was excited like the whole country but not sure how much progress we’ve made. Southgate probably the man for the job but we have a long way to go until we progress as a top international team.
We beat nobody in a perfect cup run you would normally pray for. Struggled to get past Tunisia and columbia and couldn't beat a number of mediocre teams. Not a lot to get excited about even with a young team. If we are proud of that we set very low standards.
posted by The Pope (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 1:17 PM
We finished above Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia and uraguay. We finished behind France, Belgium and Croatia - we can’t really expect to be ahead of them! So record will also tell us we had a good World Cup!! But I agree with you - we had a bit of luck and if it was a league table with all the World Cup teams - we would struggle to finish in the top half! We don’t have a strong team so Southgate has done a good job! He’s obviously have take a leaf from Jokanovic’s football book but if the last 24 months for Fulham was a 24hr clock, England is still stuck at 6am! Too slow at times. Lacked creativity. Too much passing in own half and haven’t found a player like Mitro.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 3:24 PM
Considering the expectations pre tournament reaching the semi finals has to be seen as real progress regardless of the opposition involved. I can never understand the desire of so many English supporters to continuously highlight the negative. The press are always famine or feast we are either crap or world beaters this nonsense should be ignored. The English team was probably at its lowest point following the dismal showings in the 2 previous tournaments. Surely even the most negative punters out there can see that some progress has been achieved this time around.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 3:57 PM
It's not being pessimistic it's just speaking the truth and not getting carried away. We had an easy run but as soon as we met anyone who could play we were put in our place. If we had met Brazil Germany or Argentina who are all in a bad place they would have beaten us. We did play well against Sweden and panama but that was it. We had the best keeper at the tournament but will never get such a good chance again. I assure you the top teams will be a lot better as I hope we will be.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 5:31 PM
Is it so hard to give even a tiny bit of credit where it is due?
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 7:21 PM
Think three or four of the team emerged with great credit, but most of the established players Kane, Deli Ali. Sterling to name just three, looked lost for ideas. If Gareth gives the likes of Sess a chance who knows we might have a decent Euro competition in a.couple of years time- but still look long way behind the French.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:21 PM
Been a Fulham fan for long Eddie?
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:26 PM
I think we all have given England some credit and infact, a big pat on the back for what they achieved. I also think we must not treat them like 5year kids when we are of allowed to give them some truth and where they have done bad and can improve. They are not kids. We should give them a balanced view and be honest on where we can improve and congratulate them on what they have achieved.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:34 PM
Not sure if the amount of time I have supported Fulham is relevant to this thread but as you are asking it’s 51 years and counting.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 2:20 AM
Eddie -you were surprised that some on this board are unfailingly negative and this led me to wonder if you were new to Fulham (or indeed football)!
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 6:21 AM
Unfortunately Broadsword despite everything my club and country have put me through over the years I remain an incurable optimist as far as football is concerned. This will probably last right up to the day those nice men in white coats come to take me away.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 16th July 2018, 6:40 PM
Good for you Eddie. Don't ever change
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For those that didnt go today you missed some thing. The last thirty the kids come on and i was impressed with them. Jako has got it looking good from the ground up.
Totally agree. Matt O riley looked quality. Steve Sees looked good. Desperate need for a few strikers though. Maxime looked great can play and cross. Good day out plenty more to come and transfers hopefully to tidy up the squad.
posted by Macca J (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 7:46 PM
Hugely impressed (and reassured) by quality of the kids. O’Reilly is specia; a superstar in the making. Hope we can provide some game time for him.
posted by Gav (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 8:23 PM
Could not agree more telly in joyed
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 9:14 PM
Will o reilly get into squad,? for all the good talent we see and hear about only ryan sess, came through last season ,do we have no others at 18-20 who are ready now,dont expect wholesale movement but at least 3 18-20s would be welcome.Williams touted as genius material has gone elsewere so were does that leave the present set up ?,have to wait and see.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 2:15 PM
I thought O'Reilly was excellent when he came on. Don't forget he is a year ypunger than Sess & let's face it, Sess is a bit unique in his age group throughout the country. O'Reilly looks the business and plays like he is 25 not 17! The future looks bright based on what I saw yesterday.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 2:49 PM
I thought O'Reilly was excellent when he came on. Don't forget he is a year ypunger than Sess & let's face it, Sess is a bit unique in his age group throughout the country. O'Reilly looks the business and plays like he is 25 not 17! The future looks bright based on what I saw yesterday.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 2:50 PM
Apologies for double post. Bloody phone!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 2:51 PM
I thought O'Reilly was excellent when he came on. Don't forget he is a year ypunger than Sess & let's face it, Sess is a bit unique in his age group throughout the country. O'Reilly looks the business and plays like he is 25 not 17! The future looks bright based on what I saw yesterday.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 9:31 PM
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Targett mitrovic grealish cavaliero and Mina would be the perfect windo for me, never going to happen but what a side that would be
Watch Seri's you tube video, better than Grealish all day long. We will be ready for the prem..
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 11:57 PM
Owen: are you not well you've only posted a sentence?
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 11:25 AM
Marabella' i am slacking a bit. I gotta get my act together, and get back in the GROOOOVE!!!!!! MST IS WAITING IN ANTICIPATION!!!!!
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Just read that Southgate is to make as few changes as possible, because the team wants to go out on a high note and finish third. In which case he should make changes to his starting line-up, e.g. replace Sterling and Lingard with Rashford and Vardy. Replace Young with Rose and we will sew up the match by half-time, providing Kane and Alli start playing again. It's not rocket science, Gareth, it's called team rotation when we have a strong enough squad to do so. IMO, only Pickford, Stones and Maguire have enhanced their reputations - the rest of the first-choice eleven have been nothing special, and that includes Kane in the last couple of games.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 7:46 AM
Why Rashford ??? He was so dynamic on Wednesday night !!
posted by Ah (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 8:00 AM
Stephen Terry - I wonder why the FA didn’t pick you for the role and had to “settle for Southgate” given how you can know the best team without even seeing the players in training or understanding their current fitness levels or other considerations? Which other managerial roles have you turned down?
posted by SirH (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 9:19 AM
Remember the saying: "I may disagree with what you say, but I will fight for your right to say it"
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 9:36 AM
Get rid of Ali. Asap
posted by Tony (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 11:25 AM
Maybe but we’ll done ffc for getting approval for the new riverside stand
posted by Richard (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 11:57 AM
Does anyone really care about the 3rd/4th playoff? I certainly don't and don't think it should even be played.
posted by Hints - Saturday 14th July 2018, 1:35 PM
I don't agree. The third placed team get a Bronze medal. No one English has had any medal since 1966. If this was the Olympics would any athlete say they didn't want a bronze medal and wouldn't care if they finished fourth. I very much doubt it.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 2:16 PM
Ahh hello Richard, or should I call you Dick. And how is smallbrentfords new mega stadium coming along. I heard that it's being held up due to a shortage of building bricks now toys 'r' us have gone bust.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 2:31 PM
Oooooo Bert, a shiny Bronze medal! Are you one of those left wing modernists who think everyone should get a certificate for taking part? Typical English attitude: "I say Chaps, well done for coming fourth! You did ever so well, so nearly won a shiny Bronze medal! Oh well, you did so much better than we thought, there's always next time and it's the taking part, not the winning that's the important bit eh? Pip Pip!" Losers, and presenting shiny medals for losing just papers over the cracks.
posted by Hints - Saturday 14th July 2018, 10:57 PM
Stephen' Rose was pants down that right side, and England midfield didn't have a clue. Fulham would have done better at passing the ball...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 12:00 AM
Yeah, well tough luck, England who were the better team for most of the second half, after the reshuffle. Owen, Rose plays down the left, not right, and I agree he was woeful, but bear with him, he's recovering confidence following a cruciate ligament injury that several years ago would be the end of a player's career. And I accept I know zilch about what's happening behind the scenes in Russia, SirH, but I do know that playing Kane and Sterling together first half was not a good idea, to put it mildly, as neither had any attempts on goal or looked likely to. Kane looked a shadow of his earlier games, and Sterling still runs around like a headless chicken for England - and was as deadly as a cockroach in the goal area. Both Rashford and Loftus Cheek definitely have a future with the England team once they gains International experience should retain their places.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 2:41 AM
And I would congratulate Southgate's second half changes, apart from Lingard, who blows hot and cold but mainly cold - and Delph playing LB was excellent for England in that position. Pep sure knows how to coach his players, even Sterling scores goals for City.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 15th July 2018, 2:48 AM
And Pep or Mourinho, had they been managing England, would also have taken off Kane at half-time. Sorry, and all that, but he wasn't at the races, was he?
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My overweight mate Paul who emigrated to Australia has just called me to say he is moving back to the UK. I am over the the moon that FAT PAUL IS COMING HOME!
Great news !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 9:37 PM
Everyone seems to know for sure
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I actually wagered 2 paper clips on France to win the World Cup, and Fulham to finish in the top 8. I think my first half might be fruitful, but Fulham top 8, is possible. Even if we finish, say 10th, i would be ecstatic! The crucial point i am trying to make is that we, us fans should be sending a message and positive vibes out to our team that we are up for the prem and ambitious. What are we achieving by sending out vibes about relegation? We really shouldn't do that to our players that got us through a Wembley final. We have just had confirmation about 2 decent signings and in my opinion, we should be aiming higher now. Let's send some positive to our players who have stuck around. Players like Tom Cairney who has just signed on for 5 years. If i was a footballer reading this forum, it wouldn't be nice to sign on for 5 years and fans giving negatives out. We have a lot to be excited about, and Khan is loosening the purse strings now. I am peed off about Liverpool getting Shaqui on the cheap by the way. 13.5 million? Stoke let themselves down big time. I wouldn't have let Shaqui go for any less than 2o mill. There you go though, and good luck to him. Shaqui would have more game time down at Fulham in my opinion. I could be wrong and we will see. Seri made the right call in signing for Fulham because he would not have gotten too much game time at Chelsea. If he plays a blinder this season, big clubs will come knocking for sure, and his price will rocket up. The good thing is, Fulham are now street smart, and we are putting pen to paper and securing deals. Dembele at Celtic, i wonder if there are any regrets from him? Lets get ready to rumble, by the way, where is MITROVIC?????
So if we finish 10th you would not be shocked ? Different from your other post. And who is sending out relegation vibes? Now your peed off with Liverpool. Why can’t you just enjoy what is happening at this moment instead of going over the top with everything.
posted by Mark (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 8:19 PM
Shaqui plays for himself - not the team -we are better off without him
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 13th July 2018, 8:28 PM
Mark, just making some points, not too serious. Was over the top with the 2 paper clips wager, i meant 1 !!!!!!!!!!
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New post junkie Owen
posted by Billy (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 3:23 PM
Guy's, i am sure we can achieve top 8, but even if we finish 10th or 12th, we survive. The most important thing is to stay in the prem first time of asking. I could have suggested the easy solution to the equation and rounded it up to 40 points for safety just like most people do. As Fulham fans we should aim higher, and there are good reasons for this. We have a very good and ambitious manager, and he has the gift of the gab. We have made 2 very good signings in Seri and Marchand from Nice. Listening to them both on FTV Freeview, tells me these guys are here to play football in the right way. They know and respect each other, even though they are from different cultures, and they are both comfortable with a football. It is a very unusual coup to sign 2 footballers who know and complement each others game so much, it is a good sign. Matt Targett is still on the radar, and i like that immensely, Sess and Matt will know about each others game the more they link up down that left side. Seri on you-tube is out to impress and he sounds hungry to do so,Cairney and co will benefit. Seri is a lot quicker dribbling, and his injection of pace and control is infectious. I could go on and on about OUR team but you guys get the gist. Slavisa doesn't give a target or a specific aim for this season, but i guarantee you, he is not thinking about survival in the prem. Slavisa is slowly crafting a Fulham team that works and plays for each other. These guys are repetitively drilled and honed in their passing game, and they will be even more psychi and close to each other. Watching the England team against Belgium, there is no psychi amongst the players. England midfield don't know when to pass/ stick or twist. Sessegnons name was mentioned with a few others for the future. Sess would have made a lot more intelligent passes than Stirling or lingarrd for sure. I will be jumping hoops if and when we finally sign Mitrovic, and Targett. We don't have Sam Allardice and his 40 points mentality, and Slavisa is way more football minded. Why would any Fulham loving football fan just want to survive in the prem? We have a history and tradition for playing attractive football, the prem is crying out for our brand of football. Watford was a success that Slavisa put together, yet he wasn't around to see it bare fruit. This time around, Slavisa is ready to introduce his latest box of tricks in the form of Fulham, a small, enterprising, and eager to please family unit, and players ready to surprise the premiership. What target and position will Slavisa have in mind for his band of brothers? Top 8??? Watford he will want to surpass, and 40 points and scraping the barrel will not be our ultimate aim and target...
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Just wondering if during the England game on tv the other night if anyone else thought that Roy Keane look a bit of a lobster......
Now you come to mention it!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 2:14 PM
I do wonder just what this guy will be like, its said he did not want to go to Fulham, its also said cfc and arsn wanted him, but his club ,not him choose Fulham why?,. Lets remember he will go for about 6 weeks over xmas and new year for Africa cup ,he is from ivory coast,also his mate ,were did he come from ,don't believe he was actually at Nice read some were he was at nice a while back,so who came up with him don't seem to have any pedigree.But will wait and see.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 3:36 PM
Said by who? Some lazy journalist who didn't bother to ask him or perhaps by representatives of other clubs who wanted him? Probably best to wait and see I agree!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 3:39 PM
Moron, get a life or get your own handle
posted by Mark (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 3:42 PM
One factor in seri transfer seems to be he has a good agent and is to small ,that's according to arsn manager . So another teenie player joins us, when will a tank sign up for us.
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An Englishman, a Croatian, and a Belgian are having a debate about the World Cup in a pub. The Englishman insists England were the better team in the semi-final, and that the Croatians got lucky. Naturally the Croatian disagreed, saying that the Croatian midfield was far too strong, and that England were simply not clinical enough, wasting some glorious chances. The Belgian, however, takes a more neutral stance and says, "Look, we lost to France, but I think..." All of a sudden he gets up and runs across the road. The Englishman gets up and shouts, "Why did you cross the road?" and the Belgian replies, "To get to the other side!"
Stick to hoovering pet
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Doesnt precisely look to be over the moon.
are you SERIous?
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 1:08 PM
should we send him back then T.NO?? don't think so, so now just heads down into the wind,, i say at least
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 1:33 PM
Maybe he'd rather be in Seri A
posted by The PUN dit (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 1:34 PM
The silly boy is still with us, see above. saddo phoney silly bishop.
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fat people
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Just read an article in the Express saying that England could benefit from the inventiveness of Phil Foden, and have Ryan Sessegnon playing on the opposite flank to Kieron Trippier. Foden was outstanding as captain of the young England team who won their World Cup, dare I say it he looked like a young Bobby Moore, and we all know that our Ryan cold become an England star.
I don't think it matter's who you put in the England side We are not good enough it's a fact there is an old saying white men can't dance . And let's be honest we have a team of robot's . And I never thought I would say this if we took the oversea's player's out of our league's it would be crap
posted by worple way (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 11:08 PM
John Travolta, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire managed ok !
posted by Harry (Guest) - Saturday 14th July 2018, 9:16 AM
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If Fulham are in for a new Keeper why not Joe Hart ?
£120k a week! no thanks. Unless he's prepared to half his salary, can't see many takers.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 10:25 AM
Well played
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 10:45 AM
Why do posters on here worry about how much players earn weekly? If the chairman feels things to be a good deal then so be it. Posters are not having to pay these large amounts.. my reason for not wanting to sign Hart is that I don’t rate him even if he played for nothing.
posted by Mark (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 10:50 AM
Mark, I agree and disagree with you. for sure its not my money. However, for example, I assume you'd have liked to keep Frederick. Would you have a view if the club should, for example, pay him 50% more than Cairney and everyone else? if not, rest my case. if so, that's my point - team harmony is very important for the fans. Why England have been successful in this world cup is we have (in general) a level headed team and everyone know where they in the in the team ranking and pecking order.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 11:12 AM
Because Mark , amoung reasons like FFP, why waste money on Harte and then not have the money to pay someone good. QPR wasted loads of money on the wrong players and they're in trouble. Look at Villa , spent bundles of cash and now they are in it deep. Could be another relagation for them. That's the way it is these days
posted by DG (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 11:19 AM
Hart not been any good for couple of seasons not as good as Betts in my book would his big ego let him be No2 would he be willing to take wages he’s worth (not a lot)
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 12:02 PM
Tom Heaton, Englands 4th choice is wasting away on the Burnley bench.
posted by Iris (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 12:57 PM
Why are some people obsessed with changing things that work? Betts has done a great job
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 12:57 PM
Heaton now your talking
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 1:51 PM
Mark its always amazed me that supporters carry on about too much money being spent!!!! lets be right Mr Khan has kinda got a bit of an idea about business and financial stuff. ITS NOT UR MONEY, PLEASE SPEND AS MUCH AS YOU FEEL U NEED TO Mr KHAN.
posted by johnnys jockey (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 2:39 PM
John, it’s not for me to comment if the club paid him 50% more than Cairney it is the clubs decision. International football is different and I don’t understand what team ranking and pecking order is.
posted by Mark (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 3:56 PM
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A remix of the old Liverpool favorite "Que Sera Sera" might be an anthem for the new bloke, plus it's a great crowd song ringing out over west London. "Que Seri Seri, whatever will be will be, we've just come from Wemberly, que seri seri". Magic.
Like it!
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Like it a lot
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 9:32 AM
I like it but calm down guys! he hasn't done anything yet...but I was Mitro - I'd put in a transfer request to come to Fulham. where else (apart from top 4 teams) he can get the services of Sess, Cairney and Seri! We might still bring in a top quality right wing player! he will be looking for 15-20 goals next season.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 10:24 AM
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We haven’t just bought a very powerful and creative player in Seri. I think we also bought the best back heel player in the world!! Just watched 10mins of YouTube on him - he made some amazingly back heel passes! I can’t wait to see him and Cairney playing together! If you watched his video then watch, I think, Cairney’s man of the match video against Derby back in March - we have an amazing combination!!
I am thrilled to bits with today's two signings, with I am sure more to come, and next week will be the confirmation that Metrovic will become another signing. Slavisa and Mr Khan mean business this time, and they will turn our little Fulham, into a club aiming for the top at last. Just watch this space.
posted by A C (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:54 PM
I now shudder to think what might have happened had we lost that Final at Wembley. By winning that game our club has now been transformed maybe for many seasons to come into a team to be reckoned with, unlike our Final opponents Aston Villa, who are now in a mess. Never, probably in our history, has one match being oh so important. I breath a sigh of relief every time I think of what might have been had we lost. I must admit I keep watching that Final, over and over again, and it's still so hard to believe that we are back in the Premier League, but now I can't wait for the season to begin. COYW
posted by LTS (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 8:05 AM
LTS you are right. Fine margins. That's why I previously said that team , to a man , will go down in Fulham folk law. As the old song goes, One goal, One goal is all we need........
posted by Dan Gleebal (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 8:23 AM
It will be shocking if we don't finish top 8 in the prem. Fulham team looks quality + quality with more additions. What a midfield combo now, WHOOOO!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 10:46 AM
Owen as much as I enjoy your posts I think that 8th is a tad optimistic and would not be a shock if we didn’t reach that position.. players must acclimatise to the premier league, their new team mates and managers style of play. SJ is one of the coolest and calm managers I have ever seen and maybe some of us should take a leaf out of his book.
posted by Mark (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 10:57 AM
What a strange lot football fans are, one minute we were wondering how many apartments our owner could squeeze on Craven Cottage, next moment we are trying to wok out how high we can finish in the Premiership! Mid table would be fine by me.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 2:13 PM
Yes agree if we had lost that final I think we would have seen mass suicide on the bank's of the Thames why some player's that did not jump ship would have demanded at least 10-15 grand a week to stay and they would have been force'd to drop the price of a football top to a measly £40 the god's are with us
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The best day since the Wembley final for us fans
Perfecto Tubular Bells. Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO2Q4sQN0Os
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Best with cans on
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Or even...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_86Gm9iclAg
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Been away from the forum for a while so forgive me if this has already been discussed. The similarities between Fulham and England. Both have a manager who was adamant that he wants them to play the ball out from the back. The players and fans take a while to bed in. Everyone frets when the ball is being played out of the back. Everyone thinks we need a plan B. But the manager sticks with the plan and bit by bit everyone sees that it works, the players get on board, the fans get on board and suddenly you can't even remember a time when the goalkeeper wasn't playing the ball out rather than hitting 70 yard punts to the strikers. I guess the only real difference is at least we had a happy end to our campaign...
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So we lost to a better side. Big thing was that we exceeded all expectations. But we could have beaten Croatia. First half we were all over them; but common problem came to the fore. Statistic, shots on goal, Croatia 7 England 1. Now I'm not sure that everyone will agree with that but it is true that we had several chances and in open play our front line was not good enough. My MoM was Walker but we had several vg performances. I think that if Vardy, Rashford and Dier had come on after 60 minutes, we might have seen a different story. Henderson gave a great performance of heart and endeavour but he really needs to learn to play the ball to the opposition goal. His style gives the opposition time to regroup which is the exact opposite of how we came to lose 2 goals!
Vardy and Rashford should have started the game in place of Sterling and Lingard and we would have sown up the match by half-time.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 3:54 AM
I agree ST. I've never been a fan of Sterling at England level. Does a lot of running but his end product, both delivery to others and shots on target are poor. And he loses the ball too often.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 13th July 2018, 4:43 PM
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According to a claim in the Turkish media, Fulham are close to signing Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri.

The West London club have been busy in the transfer window this week with the signing of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, and Fulham’s new signing could be joined by the Spanish keeper.

Aspor journalist Aykut Ince reports Fulham made an initial bid of €3.5m for Fabri which was instantly rejected by Besiktas as they initially valued him at €8m. It’s claimed the Premier League side came in with a second offer of €4.5m and following talks the Turkish side are now prepared to accept €6m, although it’s not stated Fulham have offered that.

It’s reported Fulham’s interest in Fabri has come about because their goalkeeping coach Jose Sambade was previously at Besiktas.

The 30 year old has been Besiktas’ first choice since arriving in Istanbul in 2016 from Deportvio La Coruna, making 34 Turkish Super Lig appearances last season.

Fabri is contracted to the Turkish side until next summer.
Does the maximum age thing apply to keepers?
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Stirling, Lingarrd, Henderson, and young, are all fine players, but to field a combination like this in a semi-final proved England's downfall. When Tom Cairney signed on to Fulham for 5 years, i was pleasantly surprised. A few slow and boring build-ups was what was needed in that England squad. Cairney is the type of player that comes along once every so often, and people take no notice, or for other reasons, your Cairneys get overlooked. Fulham were shewed and very canny to secure his future for 5 years. 5 long years??? I wonder if he negotiated a sly buy-out clause to a bigger club if an opportunity knocks, time will tell. Remember old man Pirlo for Italy? He was fantastic at what he does, and not saying Cairney is the complete midfield genius just yet, there is still time to hone his skills to that level. Slavisa is drilling that philosophy into Fulham, and if we pull it off in the prem, things could get interesting. Tom Cairney was born in Nottingham and has Scottish blood on one side of his family tree. Why did he choose Scottland over England? I can only assume that Scottland and Strachan promised him more game-time? I might be talking rubbish, and Cairney might have more love for his Scottish roots than we thought. Anyhow, if Slavisa's plans come to fruition, we may well have secured the signing of the season in Tom Cairney. Our Pirlo legend down at SW6, whatever next for our Fulham? So Fulhamish by some fans to talk about relegation now we are in the top flight. I want to extend the dream and beyond the rainbow into 'OZ' where Dorothy walks and the tin man etc. We have already won our golden ticket to Charlie and the chocolate factory through Wembley. Lets not stop dreaming now Fulhamites, we still are on a magical journey of dreams. TOM 'PIRLO' CAIRNEY, will take us beyond that rainbow...
Crikey Owen, calm down mate, you'll have a coronary!!
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Pls learn the art of précis. Less is more.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 4:36 PM
Cairney watched Celtic and Scotland as a boy and wouldn’t get in England squad. England don’t need Cairney they need a second striker, someone like Sess
posted by Phil (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 5:48 PM
Phil' if the likes of Ligaard and Stirling can get in the England squad, so could Cairney if he had chosen England. The whole midfield went walkabouts in the 2nd half. England have never produced anybody that can marshall and control that midsection. Tom Cairney can show everyone how to do it in the prem. We are in dreamland guys, and the addition of Jean Michael Seri is a big deal. Mitrovic will be beaming with happiness when he finally makes his entrance back to the Cottage. Slavisa is bringing it to the table, and Fulham will be a force in the prem. Are you feeling it guys? 'KEEP EM COMING SLAVISA'!!!!!!
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I stand corrected on this one don’t know how we done the deal but we have also one of his team mates !!!!lack of ambition ?????? Funny way of showing it
What I don't get is all the reports on fans of other clubs such as Everton, Newcastle, Liverpool, etc. complaining because we signed him and their club didn't. Very strange and I don't think I've ever seen such a reaction to us signing a player before...

posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 3:32 PM
It is called arrogance MST. Many fans of so called bigger clubs have it.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 4:30 PM
At least all you " fidget bums" can take a well earned rest now that the signings are falling into place- you must learn to relax dear boys. On another subject wonder if our Sess is on Gareth Southgates radar ?
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 5:46 PM
And the deal is not done and dusted yet. International clearance and a work permit. Are needed yet.
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Anyone got any update on Mitro?
Let's hope so. But I'm still trying to get my head round signing seri. That's huge for us. World Cup ....... What World Cup ?
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:54 AM
If you say that you are mine, I'll be here 'til the end of time ooh la!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:04 PM
It's always tease, tease, tease , your happy when I'm on my knees
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:32 PM
One day it's fine and then it's black (and white?)...
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Police still looking for yer Jimmy? I told 'em you ain't here but you sure went past...

posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:44 PM
and we want mitro back
posted by dean (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:45 PM
£30m for Seri and Max. £20m for Mitro. £10m for Piazon and Kalas. £15m for Taggart or equiv. If we spend a £100m (I would not be surprised if we did spend that) we will still have £30-35m for a keeper, right back and a striker.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 2:54 PM
John' i am dreaming top '6'!!!!!!!!!
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Two great signings back in Premiership the few that moan get behind club we must all be together like at Wembley for the whole season ups and downs COYW
Always said Khan would invest once premiership was achieved, now to get Mitrovic deal over the line and improved bid for Target wouldn't go amiss...COYW.
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 2:00 PM
We won't go for Targett now we have La Marchand I doubt...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 2:15 PM
Would rather had kept Targett because we knew his ability. Hopefully, this new guy can slot in and complement Sessegnon. With Seri signed also, we are starting to look good. Hopefully, Mitrovic will be here soon. I am just wondering if players like Seri are working out that it is better to sign for smaller clubs like Fulham rather than sit on the bench at Chelsea and not knowing if one will have game time or not.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 2:47 PM
So'ton won't let him go Owen and we can't hang on forever for a player that, let's face it, is an ok left back who did great for us last season in a lower league but is hardly pulling up trees now is he? Simple as that.

It's like these posters that say we shouldn't have let this player go or we should have signed that player like the player has no say in the issue. This is Fulham not Barca, we can't just make an offer and that's the end of the matter and people just sign.

He's got a good pedigree and can also play at centre back which is the type of player that Jokanovic likes to have in his squad so that he has options when we don't have as big a squad as some of the other clubs.

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Thursday 12th July 2018, 10:46 AM

All you doubters and impatient people! Hopefully this is just that start. Top signing! COYW's
Now I believe it. I will however, always doubt press speculation until I see confirmation on the official Fulham web site so no change for me ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 10:51 AM
As will I, but I am confident more will come which hopefully will result in a bit more positivity on this board - that's not aimed at you MST as your posts seem very balanced in my opinion!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 10:56 AM
And now Le Marchand. Happy days!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:03 AM
Great signing and not even Friday, now let’s get Mitrovic. Come on you whites
posted by Roger (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:14 AM
World Cup, what World Cup? Forgotten it already! COYW's
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:19 AM
I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see this guy kissing the crest on his shirt. I have a horrible feeling that he will be looking for a ‘bigger’ club within 18 months.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:28 AM
Always look on the bright side of life, dedum dedum dedum dedum dedum dedum dedum dedum!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:35 AM
If he won a million on the lottery he'd moan he might get begging letters. Guys signed a four year deal when a lot of other clubs wanted him. Just for once be happy.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:02 PM
I kind of agree with RM but if the rumours of €18m plus add ons are true and he is as good as his reputation then we stand to make a very large sum of money and can buy two Seri's. Suits me sir ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:06 PM
I’ve been somewhat maligned. Of course I’m thrilled, it’s simply that I didn’t love the preamble to the signing, nor warmed to his post signing comments. Fulham certainly doesn’t appear, at first sight, to be the culmination of his lifelong ambition, but yes, I am very pleased, and am certain that we will have an excellent first season in the Premiership, and Seri will contribute to that
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:22 PM
RM, don't believe all you read with regards to player comments. We know how journo's like to spin things to create a story out of nothing. Also, many things get lost in translation when English is not the first language.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:44 PM
That’s the way of football today don’t forget if he wants a big move he will have to proof his worth in this league
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 2:57 PM
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Thursday 12th July 2018, 10:46 AM

Wow!! Who says we have no ambition!
Any ideas why cfc and arsn backed out of Seri deal at that price.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:26 PM
Arsenal made other signings and our neighbours are in chaos with Abramhovic out of the country (for good maybe)
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 1:49 PM
Arsenal made other signings and our neighbours are in chaos with Abramhovic out of the country (for good maybe)
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 1:49 PM
Maybey chelski have a few internal problems one being a new manager maybey there’s going to be a few outgoings there soon now Ronaldos left Madrid it will create a flurry of deals three of them could involve chelski they in turn might be going after a bigger fish and were not overly keen same as arsenal for different reasons maybey there interest was lukewarm and agents tried to up the ante whatever the reason one reporter described him as sensational ( we will see ) !,
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 3:09 PM
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Thursday 12th July 2018, 10:46 AM

Have we actually signed Kalas and piazon??never played last week end.
posted by the real bishop (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:27 PM
Once again can't see any movement with Chelsea players whilst the mess at the bridge continues
posted by Nigel Lambson (Guest) - Thursday 12th July 2018, 1:56 PM

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