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Ant news on when Alfi might be ready to play?
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Last l heard he’s back training tomorrow Jokanovic said that in he’s press conference Thursday if all goes well lm hoping he will get run out v Exeter
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 11:12 PM
 
 
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Monday 20th August 2018, 9:27 PM



 
Sean Dyche will rightly expect a reaction from his players Sunday, and he may well get one. Let's get the cobwebs out of our heads and get down to some hard work on the pitch, and it will be hard! This is the 3rd game into the prem now, and yes we are showing signs of improvements, but ever so slowly. Forget what calamities and mistakes that are going on at the back for a moment, we need to get on the ball more, and work the ball up to the likes of Mitrovic, Sessegnon, Scuurle, and whoever is on the pitch. Tom Cairney is showing signs that he is interested, and judging from the few snap-shots against Spurs, he can do more. Cairney needs to be more involved, and Seri, hopefully, big mac, and Johansen can play a part too. Seri stands out from the rest of our new players, and he looks like he has the right head for this league. Chris Houghton wanted a reaction, and he got it, Brighton against Man Utd. We are at Craven Cottage, and we need a response, we need a reaction from our players. Time to roll sleeves up and tough this one out! We can do this! I would bring back Dennis Odoi back into the fire, we need someone who can run forward and back with pace. I noticed that Kane checked back (Basics) to get his goal. Defenders need to wise up in this league, There is no nice way of putting things sometimes, we need to grow up fast!!! WE CAN DO THIS! COME ON FULHAM!!!
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Maybe but we’ll done ffc for getting approval for the new riverside stand
posted by Richard (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:32 PM
 
Dick by name and by nature !
posted by Tony (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 10:00 PM
 
Sorry Owen but we must accept that SJ intends to beef up the defence and midfield. Most of last season's players will do well to get on the bench. Over £100million spent and the new players are looking good. Tom will always lead by example but his most important job now is to get the dressing room behind him. Don't expect him to be the shining star every week, Seri will be the man but we need them both. COYW
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 10:28 PM
 
Tonight's decision by Michael Oliver to award a penalty to Liverpool against Palace was the correct one, and the Palace fans are moaning their heads off about it, but this was justice after we were not awarded a penalty against them, with a far worse trip than tonight's last Saturday week. If we had made the same foul on a Palace player as they did on us, I am sure that Mike Dean would have given it. A case of the new boys nothing and the old boys favoured. In a few weeks time we will no longer be the new boys, and some decisions might then go in our favour.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 11:43 PM
 
In this league only the big boys get the breaks that decision was a bad decision by a crap ref!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 21st August 2018, 12:06 AM
 
 
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If Palace lose to Liverpool, mean that we lost at home to a not very good team, or if Palace beat Liverpool, does it mean that we lost to a very good team. ?
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Different game different day result means diddlysquat to how we look
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 8:01 PM
 
What sort of theory is that?? Lose to Liverpool means you are not a good team?? Firstly, losing to Liverpool does not mean you are a bad team or even not a very good team. Man City (many times), Roma and Spurs have all lost to Liverpool - I don’t think anyone would consider them ‘not very good ‘ teams. Secondly, even if that was true do you really expect Fulham to beat every so called not very teams?? Let’s give Fulham a break - everyone can see that Palace is solid team and many teams will struggle to break them down!.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 10:24 PM
 
Well said, John. Palace have a well settled side playing to Woy's tactics. I doubt many outside the top 6 will beat them.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 10:32 PM
 
Think palace will have a decent season as long as zaha. Stays fit or stays recent history dictates if he plays they do ok. Saying that still thought we should have won !!! And expect to improve in coming months
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 21st August 2018, 12:11 AM
 
 
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Cannot get ticket on sale today. Try to buy the ticket and the return is no. Please anyone able to learn how get ticket for the Arsenal game.
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They are currently only available to members
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 5:25 PM
 
To the person who keeps posting vile comments to foreign nationals, your IP address has now been recorded and you WILL be reported to the police.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 6:28 PM
 
dude, soccer, man, i couldn't get tickets either. this sucks bro but go fulham!
posted by dustinmilan- (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:31 PM
 
Buy them off me
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Here’s hoping Betts,Stef, Macca, Ayite, Kebano, Ream, Odoi and Christie all get together and go on a deep cup run as an f-you to Slavisa. Handing over starting places to unproven newcomers is a stab in the back. Better to integrate the new players while seeing if the heroes who won promotion can play at this level rather than assuming they can’t. We had 66% possession against Palace, and Macca sits? I love Slav, but he’s disrespecting two years of blood sweat and tears.
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WELL SAID
posted by Dan Dan (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 3:49 PM
 
Totally disagree about disrespecting the players he knows as most of us do that last years team would have been relegated this season if we had no additions of a higher quality to the squad.

They only reason he will bring them back for the Exeter game is because of the level of the opposition we will be facing.
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 5:28 PM
 
Drago, all players are unproven in this league not just the newcomers. So what is a deep cup run? And F-you Slavisa. Did you ever play football and get dropped? Or were you the player who got into other players ears to saying the manager was s**t because he never picked you? Professional players would get their head down and show the manager they have got what it takes. The will get the opportunity and they must take it.
posted by Gazman - Monday 20th August 2018, 6:56 PM
 
A 22 year old kid shows up for 2 days of practice and waltzes into the starting 11, and you’re talking about putting about StefJo, Norway’s captain and one of our best players,, putting his head down and earning it? You must be one of the folks who still thinks Brexits gonna be a roaring success.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:28 PM
 
What a pathetic reply. If the new players don’t perform after a few games they will be benched, it’s football not politics.
posted by Gazman - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:42 PM
 
Also Johnson played a part in both games so I think he will be the first to start if the new lads fail
posted by Gazman - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:51 PM
 
Goes without saying last season was one of the best in our history but have to move forward and strenghen squad if we had not brought reckon one of the first to complain would be your good self !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 21st August 2018, 12:18 AM
 
 
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25% of the fans are interested. 75% of the fans are there to capture 'that moment' on their phones. The character of league football is totally lost. It's now a plastic, glossy, shiny soulless occasion. So called fans fork out outrageous amounts each week to sit in silence, check Instagram and Bet365, and leave for halftime early so they can consume a warm, small bottle of cheap lager for £5.50. This is why pubs are closing up and down the country. We don't hear of modern bars closing at 30 a week. Why? Who wants an old pub for their selfie's background? Love Island has told we must have flash, glamour, and vain fill our days and nights. Premier League football has fallen into the same cesspit and it won't be long until all football has completely lost its charm.
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It might have lost its charm, but still manages to serve up some great occasions for those who support their teams. Surely Brighton fans will cherish yesterday result for many a year. As The Juventus game does for us. Notice we visit Man City in a few weeks time, watched them destroy Huddersfield yesterday- any thoughts what the score might be?
posted by Harry (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:00 PM
 
Thank goodness all the old pubs are closing for something more up to date.

Who wants to sit (nay stand) in a smoke filled bar with sawdust on the floor and a juke box in the corner playing songs from yesteryear, yobbos playing darts and pool who get the cob if you accidentally or inadvertently spoil their view on the way to the toilet which has not been cleaned in years and has chewing gum and fag butts in the urinal and and nad.....

As John would write "I'm glad them days is over" ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:11 PM
 
@MST: Upgrade, sure. Lots of old pubs have done that. Point is, an upgraded old pub will not serve the modern man the expected purpose; to provide a flashy, glamorous selfie backdrop. Perhaps old pubs should have a designated 'selfie' corner where the walls are painted as a beach in Spain.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:17 PM
 
You make a good point about football tourists John. You see these clowns each and every week self obsessed needing to be seen to be at the event rather than actually physically experiencing it. They wouldn’t be seen dead in a football ground back in the 70s and ironically those days offered the total football experience. Tepid tea and warm pies admittedly but personally if I am worrying about food I will go to a restaraunt. Back then the game was the only important thing normal supporters would take their place on the terraces and for 90 minutes find themselves totally absorbed with events on the pitch. Obviously hooliganism is the flip side of that particular coin but back in the day this was a social issue that sadly infested the terraces and the authorities as ever were more than happy to use football as a scapegoat. Sadly from a football stance those days are long gone and will never return.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 3:23 PM
 
I'm 30 now, so granted not quite the youth that are obsessed with phones, but I make it a point to not bring my phone to football anymore. It's very easy to get hung up on the virtual world. I realised I was missing out on the match too much.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 3:29 PM
 
Blimey. There's more Johns on here than in a Soho whorehouse.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 3:35 PM
 
I recommend a trip to a national league game John. I nip down to watch Leyton Orient every now and then and the experience gives a small taste of how things used to be. It’s a bit like taking a shower to clean away some of the guilt for helping to feed the Premier League monster. You are right the game at the top level has lost a lot of its charm but even miserable old sods like me still attend as it is an impossible habit to break.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 4:03 PM
 
Not many of the old fans left were there that many in 70s when l went to ground it was halve empty already drop of from 60s we’re all different lm just glad to see the ground fall l remember Alec Stock having go at players because we got a good gate v Bristol City and lost 0-1 that gate was 12000 4000 up on our average
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 4:13 PM
 
It’s great that we are playing to full houses again DMK but can’t help thinking that somewhere along the way football has sold its soul.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 5:54 PM
 
Agree the soul has gone but not just football life
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Hi. Armenia I am from. Want to see tickets for Fulham game. How to accumulate a tickets?
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https://www.eticketing.co.uk/fulhamfc/
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:37 PM
 
Thank they!
posted by Yosti Juief (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:47 PM
 
Good old MST. Invite them all in..
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In the two matches we played, we showed glimpse of real quality, which I am very happy about. But I am really concerned in both matches, our energy level drop dramatically after about 70 minutes. And that’s not just one player but the whole team. There’s no reason for that and considering Spurs has half their team played until early August, they had more stamina than our team. We need to get our fitness level up quickly! We need the mental strength to last full 95mins!! Until we do that it doesn’t matter how good our team is, in premier league we will be punished, as we’ve had, quickly!
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agreed!! but do think slav will get us going ,what was it he said last year ,? think something about heads down into the wind ,that's my opinion anyway !!!
posted by the arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:21 PM
 
I’m a huge fan of Joka, but find his attitude towards preseason planning slightly peculiar. I realise that this year was somewhat special, in so far as huge changes were clearly required, but the general, somewhat unstructured game scheduling doesn’t inspire huge confidence, allowing us to hit the ground running. As I’ve already posted, I’m sure we will come good, but we really need to ensure that this doesn’t happen again, if we are to sustain membership of this elite division
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:41 PM
 
Well it is only game two and Wembley is a strength sapping pitch so I guess it's to be expected. The reason Spurs looked fresher than Fulham is that we were chasing the game for over an hour and on that pitch, it was bound to take its toll.

My anxiety (not a concern just yet) is that we seem to be switching off just before half time with Palace and Spurs scoring at similar times two weeks running. On top of that, having so many changes in the team cannot help the bonding process.

Jokanovic said all players have to earn their place but for the life of me I cannot see what Kamara has done to deserve a starting place (cue Owen) and when Ream is fit Chambers should be dropped in my opinion.

As previously indicated, it is only week 2 so there is still time to bed in and I, like some people have seen enough to believe we won't get relegated but it's going to be a long tough winter for us fans....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:03 PM
 
Ream is left sided CB and very left footed could not play in Chambers place tryed Le Marchand that side pr season he was not happy there either Mawson can play both sides and is right footed Chambers will be ok only to games
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:13 PM
 
Agree with the Wembley comment, it must be taken into consideration that spurs never spent any money on players and know all about the physical aspect of the premier league, hence they were better conditioned than us. We are in all honesty still in pure season training mode. The chambers thing is a mystery to me, we need Mawson fit and ream back in the squad. I cannot understand the Kamara bit. (steady Owen) he would be an impact sub in my opinion, very willing but not technically astute enough YET (ok Owen) but could get there eventually. I still maintain that once the team are fully fit and understand the system we play we will be a hard team to beat and will upset many of the clubs in this league
posted by Gazman - Monday 20th August 2018, 6:40 PM
 
 
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I see that So'ton are considering loaning Matt Targett to Villa. I just don't understand why Hughes accepts a loan deal but not £15m that he could have spent replacing Matt.

Seeing Joe Bryan in our first two games I can see now that Targett is by far the better left back and I hope that we are back in for him in January....
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Southampton don’t want to sell to us in the same way, Man united would not sell players to Chelsea or Liverpool or Man City! Not making us a better team is already worth 5m to them If they are in the relegation dog fight!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:08 PM
 
MST, what nonsense you talk at times. Joe Bryan has been OK having given us 2 games after joining the club just 8 days before. I suggest that he did not mark Trippier well due to SJ tactics - and our goal came from a very good run and cross from Joe. Aged 22 he will improve no end under SJ. We'll see how well Matt is at Villa, he'll do a lot more defending than was ever need at Fulham. If we really want him I reckon we'll get him on a free in due course but no way is he worth more than we paid for Joe. So, give the lad a chance.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:20 PM
 
Willie, just because you disagree with me does not mean I am talking nonsense!!

Fine if you have an opinion that differs from mine - that is what this board is for but mine is that Joe Bryan has looked weak in both games and Matt Targett (in my opinion) is a better left (wing) back and there is no call whatsoever to be rude.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:40 PM
 
Of course MT would have been a safer bet, as one less new addition to an unsettled squad would have been most helpful
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:43 PM
 
Joe Bryan is by far the better left back. Both defensively and going forward he made things happen. Have you forgotten Targett's performance against Birmingham. He wouldnt cut it. Stick with Bryan imo
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:16 PM
 
Chris, that was one game; think of all the games where he did perform not the one he didn't. I have yet to see Bryan perform to the same average level of Targett last season but just my opinion ;0).

By the way, if you can pick out one single player who had a good game against Birmingham than you are a better man than I because as I recall it was also the lowest vote of the season for MOTM and the most disappointing team performance in two seasons to my mind.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 4:05 PM
 
MST A bit unfair to make comparisons regarding Targett and Bryan, Targett played his games in the championship. If he was premier league class he would be in the saints starting line up surely.
posted by Gazman - Monday 20th August 2018, 6:48 PM
 
Sorry if you feel offended MST but because I call it as I see it doesn't mean I'm rude. You must be a very sensitive chap. COYW
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First we are not bottom of the league and not just alphabetically. No other London team has started the league with to London Derbies! Never easy at the best of times. It is essential we stop switching off close to half time because that is punishing to go in 1 - nil down. We must also shape up after and stop giving ground immediately after the restart. I have no complaints we were beaten by a far better side which on paper might be worth £1 billion hardly in their league in both respects Now our lads will still take time to gel, a situation which would be even worse if we were still in a transfer window. SJ has to understand that this is a totally different league and we have to start playing football in the oponents half and not our own. Goals will come but Mitrovic has to have support. Again a good outing for Ryan Sessegon, but Spurs just look on and admire our player as you did with Johnny Haynes. He never left either
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One striker could give us untold problems,cant believe we have just Mitro any one else in the squad who thinks he is a striker is delusioned..
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I was asked why I was bothered about What Aston villa supporters thought, well I don’t care what they think. I was at the game but failed to get a ticket from the club as I was away so I went in the home area. I didn’t see our goal and the mean spurs did not replay our goal so as soon as I got back I looked it up on the internet and there were all these nasty comments from Villa fans under it. Also I can tell you our support after our goal was loud, I was right up the other end and you made me proud, not a sound for about 15 mins where I was. What is up with spurs not replaying our goal, what a bunch of wanks.
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why only 3000 seats allocated to away fans - its a 90000 seater stadium. Only 55000 in attendance. we would have easily filled 9000 seats
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:03 PM
 
We don't replay opposition goals at the Cottage. That's quite normal to be honest.
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Burnley have a nice easy trip to Greece for a hot and humid affair Thursday. Will be checking out their team sheet. See who plays. Should be completely knackered for Sunday afternoon. Let's bury em from the jump. We've shown glimpses of some nice football. Looking forward to big improvements with all on board for a full week's preparation. COYW!
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Seems to me old mate that the cordination will improve in leaps and bounds once the newbies know each other's names. They're all pro footballers so the skills are undoubtably there. Getting up to speed on match fitness might take a week or two longer. Beer guts away.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:13 AM
 
Think our new bees need to get there. Bums into gear had two derbies to start with when they get into it and with one or two back from injuries. Must admit think I saw signs there of a few decent players. Confident we will aquit. Ourselves well as the season rolls on
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 11:46 AM
 
We know from past expirence about Thursday euro games not just ffc but other league sides. Greece won’t be a pleasent couple of days jaunt We need to get at them from the start !!,
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what tune is the Le Marchand sung too? sung a lot at wembley and bugging me that I cant place the tune
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Yeah I was thinking this too. Anyone got ideas?
posted by Dannyffc (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 10:24 PM
 
There's an app for that. Hum the first bar and it will tell you the name of it (and the original artist).
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Hey guys, hope all is well. Just wanted to ask a couple questions, I used to go to a lot of games when I was younger with my dad and grandad but I now live in Scotland. We’ve got time booked off for the Watford game in September was just curious if anyone knows of the best places to stay near the ground? And a few of the drinking holes for before and after the game? Obviously been a while since I’ve been down so just looking for some more info. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers
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I live in the Forest of Dean and travel to and from the games on the day most of the time however, ocassionally I’ll take in a show in the evening and when I do I stay in the Travelodge on Putney Bridge. Very reasonably priced and a small car park. Loads of places to eat and drink in Putney but if you want to be with fans then the Crabtree is amongst the best with a pizzeria almost opposite ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 10:51 PM
 
It's the Premier Inn mate. He could stay in my old office on the fourth floor from ICL days.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:02 AM
 
And the pub next to it, eight bells is an old pub, it is away support on the day though could be good later, almost next door, not far to get back.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:50 AM
 
Bridge House East, as it was known. Happy days.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:03 AM
 
Apologies, I always see Premier Inn and Travelodge as one and the same...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 8:55 AM
 
Arizonan, my old Dad (GRHS) used to work for ICL in the offices above a department store (the name escapes me) in Queensway, Kensington. Maybe you knew him - his initials were RST (AKA Steve with one arm) but thinking about it you might be a little young as he was born 1905 and it may have been before your time ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:00 AM
 
Just remembered, I think the department store was called Whiteleys or something like that...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:53 AM
 
Whiteleys it was, and still is, although not an actual department store, if that makes sense. Building still of the same name, now filled with independent shops, a kind of shopping mall British style.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:23 PM
 
Hartree House, as was. The home of English Electric Leo Marconi and the world's first commercial computer LEO (developed for Joe Lyons tea shops (LEO = Lyons Electronic Office)). My first position with ICL was based out of Hartree House, but I never worked there. Right on your family doorstep almost. Unfortunately, never met your dad. I would have remembered.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 2:55 PM
 
Nice connection all the same :0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 3:51 PM
 
Thanks Morty; I was coming on for 11 (1969) when we moved from Paddington to Carshalton so a long time ago to remember the detail...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th August 2018, 4:08 PM
 
Yes indeed. Small world and all that.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 4:27 PM
 
Bayswater/ Queensway was a big part of my stamping ground when I was a naughty boy in the 60s. Some good clubs, bit edgy though.Then again in the late 70s when Queensway had some great ethnic restaurants. One superb Chinese, can’t remember its name, their other very famous restaurant was in Soho,whole crab with ginger to die for. Sure someone will remember the name.Fond memories:)
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 8:25 PM
 
Don't remember the CHinese but Benito's opposite the underground was the go-to place for Italian.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 20th August 2018, 8:38 PM
 
Vaguely remember that, there seemed to be just so many, cor I’m dribbling:)) Mind my wife says it my age.haha!
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 9:58 PM
 
I hear the latest diapers are quite good.
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Fabri not to blame. He depends on the defenders. How would you play with with strolling Chambers in front.He is the one who needs a kick up the ass.
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Fabri is a dwarf. Proper Prem keepers (other than the Legend that is Picky) are 6 foot 4 like Betts who would've palmed 2 of those goals away yesterday.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:44 PM
 
He is the same height as Pickford. Get over it
posted by D (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 10:59 PM
 
Fabri looked OK against Spurs but I do question the Trippier goal. Fabri was not in the middle of his goal, he left his RHside covered by only the wall. If central he would have reached that kick. Also a man on the line would have stopped it. Lesson is that you top players do score from those positions. And we must stop giving away free kicks in those positions anyway.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 12:31 PM
 
D you prat. Read my post mug, I alluded to Pickfords height.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 3:30 PM
 
I don't care how tall he is, he is still not our best keeper and even on Saturday had another blond moment in the second half where the ball became a wet bar of soap nearly gifting another opportunity to Spurs.

It's Rico or Betts for me and Fabri should be nowhere the first team unless the other two have had their arms amputated and even then I'd probably play either of them in front of Fabri....
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So the trip to Brighton in a couple of weeks will be a time for collecting 3 points. Think again, Manure United are being taken to the cleaners and are 3-1 down at half time. Burnley lost 1-3 at home to Watford so there is a chance of our first point, but don't count on it. The more games we play we will find that in the Premier League there are no easy games. In my opinion, Cardiff and Huddersfield will fill the bottom two places, so what we must do is to pick up enough points to keep of that other place COYW
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Wow now being negative about games a couple of weeks away, we must be the most negative supporters in the premier. Last season we were one of the best teams, no one thought this league would be easy but we don’t need pessimistic people telling us. Try getting behind the team.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 5:05 PM
 
Too bloody right Robbo!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 5:59 PM
 
Guy's i am behind the our team 100%. Man Utd should not be dropping points to Brighton don't you agree? Mourinho puts his foot in it every-time. His latest quote, 'MAN CITY CAN BUY PLAYERS, BUT THEY CAN'T BUY CLASS' Mourhino has lost the plot up there. The players don't want to play for him, are you surprised? He never rated Luke Shore and he knocked his confidence just like he does to a lot of homegrown players. Now he puts his arms around Pogba like they are best mates. Don't be surprised if Man Utd results are indifferent this term. Mourhinho is to blame!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 6:25 PM
 
In spite of two defeats I'm still optimistic about our new look team. Thought we did as expected at Spurs , BUT. The 1st goal came about due to a half heated clearance from Calum Chambers who looked completely lost for the whole game. The 2nd goal, well if the midget in goal was 7ft tall he wouldn't have saved that one. The 3rd goal came from Harry Kane who with exceptional ease put the ball past Chambers to slot the ball past the subway foot long arms of frodo in goal. This came moments after Kane lost Chambers like he wasn't there , luckily hitting the crossbar. Other then that I thought we were OK. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 7:19 PM
 
Dan' time to bring Odoi back into the mix. A bit kamikaze, but his reactions and recovery are quicker than most.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:17 PM
 
After watching the Brighton match this afternoon, it wasn't that Brighton were brilliant, but I don't ever remember seeing Man Utd, play so badly. They looked like a team of lost souls. Some of them didn't seem to want to be there, and they made no effort to get back into the match once they went behind. On that display a middle of the table spot beckons for them, and I can see the end of Jose's days on the horizon.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:28 PM
 
Made me giggle DG but a good synopsis of the game. I thought :0)).
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Take a chill pill. Only 2 games gone ffs!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 5:55 PM
 
Chris' Utd shouldn't be losing to Brighton. Faults result, Mourinho's fault!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 6:27 PM
 
I couldn’t give a toss about Utd or Mourinho , well done Brighton, bear in mind we won’t fold up like that bunch of spoilt brats who stop playing when their equally spoilt has been manager has a go at them. It’s called pride of which they have none. We will get something at Brighton as the one thing we never do is give up.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:31 PM
 
Owen, why shouldn't Utd be losing to Brighton? We beat them at The Cottage 3 1. That's why the Prem is a global brand & why we have been able to splash the cash in the summer.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:03 PM
 
We shouldn’t have beaten Juve or Hamburg so what’s so fascinating about Utd and Jose Mourinho?. Brighton also beat Utd last year so maybe they had every right to beat them again. We have a decent squad albeit they lack experience, but I am absolutely confident we will be ok this season. Let’s stop over analysing everything, it almost seems like a competition on here to see who can bring the most negative post to the table. Why don’t we see who can bring the most positive.
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What was that all about? Rumours on Twitter are that 5 or 6 Spurs lads got into the Fulham end and started kicking off.
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Yawn - those days are so long gone with CCTV tickets bought on credit cards. Fight inside a ground and you will be arrested and get a ban and a criminal record.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 6:43 PM
 
A fight kicked off about 15-20 seats to my right in block 117. So I'm guessing that would be block 116, somewhere between row 14 and 18 maybe. 3 or 4 guys were handbagging, stumbling over seats and creating a nuisance for others. Stewards piled in and it was sorted out fairly quickly. Whole scuffle a minute or two at the most. Somebody who seemed a bit knowledgable said it was Spurs fan in amongst our lot..but I couldn't say for sure. "Spurs storm Fulham end" seems a bit over the top!
posted by phild - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:57 PM
 
Didn't John mention this incident yesterday? Twibble twabble he said and he was right, to be fair to be honest.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:47 PM
 
Thanks John I was waiting in the green man for you and you never showed up I missed all the twabble. !!!!!
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Next two games will give a clear indication if we can make the grade . We should not get less than 4 points and the coming round of the carabao cup I would sacrifice giving non regulars opportunities and field our strongest XI so they can gel as if it were a useful friendly and not what weve had this preseason which has had little resemblence to the hard reality.
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sorry. "making the grade"
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 12:40 PM
 
Is Fabri the new button?, may be at some stage S/J will get the message and give betts a game, as i have said before we should have got a striker in for back up, cant see mitro doing it all on his own,an injury or red card and we have no goal scorers at all,football pretty at times but no muscle in any position,can see why arsn let us have chambers, full backs caught out to easy,you cant hang about to long in this div hoping it comes right, we got players no one had heard of costing a fortune now we have to hope S/J can work it out long before xmas. Why did we wait till last day to buy? no idea we had crap pre- season and still waited , so now we will pay for it.OH yes ,will refs tell player to put the ball in the arc on corners not outside its annoying and illegal.
posted by the arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 2:31 PM
 
Blimey, two games in and your posting stuff like this. It will take time to get the team right, but it will come. Give them a chance and stop moaning mate. By the way the ball does not have to be in the quadrant for corners, just over hanging the marking is legal. Go and see if you can find any more things to moan about.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 5:00 PM
 
If the ball aint touching the paintwork, its illegal.Are the guys who keep saying palace Watford and brighton are easy points still under the same elusion.?
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awful. we were so quiet. bloody riversiders sitting in silence. bunch of useless tw@ts pay ££££££ to go to a game to look at their phones.
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Sounds like you were at Craven Cottage. No wonder the “ riversiders”were a bit quiet, everyone else was at Wembley.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 11:12 AM
 
Sounds like a smallbrentford fan to me or maybe a Q7R tramp. Sorry did I write a seven. Silly me
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 11:18 AM
 
Very good Dan, Q7R I'll be using that in future
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Watched the game again last night and to be honest we had some good moments. Mistakes made seemed to be technical mistakes not skill related. Players at times looked like they made wrong decisions when trying to pass the ball out of defence. Teams that try this method are subject to opponents pressing in numbers high up the pitch, so a wrong pass looks like a disaster. We have to be patient and allow all players to get used to the system and each other. We will pick up points and once we get used to the system we will be hard to beat.
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Thought Wolves looked brill against Leicester,all positions look like scoring,wood work stopped them,wonder who will finish higher them or us.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 2:35 PM
 
Disappointing start to season but think we will be ok when the squad gets up to scratch and players return think we have shown enough in patches to give a good account of ourselves against any team in this league we had our moments against palace and spurs we had two good chances at 1 -1 against spurs which would have made a difference ( we are still in good company at foot of league )
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We must not change our style of play!! I still believe we have the players and the way we play is mandatory they players gell, and that takes time. Those of you actually at the match - you say for 20mins how well and how spurs struggled to get he ball of us and we could have scored 3 in those 20mins!! That’s Jako’s Fulham! We need to be patience. I’d rather see us lose a couple more games and try to gell than start changing our style! STICK WITH IT!!
 
 
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Yeah agree. Give him the benefit of doubt for now and put it down to being rusty.
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I posted a 0-4 loss before the game, and was pleasantly surprised with our result. Spurs, a settled, top 4 team, will muller many teams this season, so we didn’t do as badly as feared. We looked better, with improved shape, and proved a threat, st least at times. Last week’s result was poor, and I have no doubt that Joka was disappointed in himself for throwing in so many new players, before they’d even had the chance to train together. We are improving, and will continue to do so. I feel a lot better after yesterday....we will be ok; keep the faith
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RM well put.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:34 AM
 
Like Rm wasn't too disappointed with the result. Spurs are a classy outfit with a few international stars and realistically we were never going to get anything there. Interesting that W Ham who also bought in a lot of new faces are struggling to gel.Maybe we can get a point or three in our next home game though we now know that there will be no easy games.But hey it's good to be in with the " big boys"
posted by Harry (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:49 AM
 
Just watched MOTD and have to say I think we have every reason to be optimistic. We have some quality players who will, in the coming weeks, become more of a unit. Have to say that the three Spurs goals were top class, they would have scored them against any team. Hope very much that Betts and Ream get some game time. Fabri? still not sure about him. Kamara did alright, didn’t he Owen? :)
posted by Morlake (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:36 AM
 
jokas teams dont start till xmas ,,
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:37 AM
 
ak did well in a new role , very cultured ,, the black johnny haynes , or maybe just barry lloyd
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:42 AM
 
Mortlake' team a bit disjointed but it was Spurs. I don't think Kamara was the worst on the pitch. Mensa for a big guy is bad, and his determination is zero. Chambers and mearchand all need to improve so does Kamara. Kamara needs to use his pace more because we lack pace big time. I think swopping him over with Sessegnon didn't work that well but there you go. Burnley next week will be hard but could be winnable. We have got to go into that game with the mindset that Burnley are competing in the europa league, and sooner or later they will suffer from fatigue if that makes sense? Why not go into that game targeting a win possibly? Your Brighton's Huddersfield, are playing top teams so they won't pick up many points early on. If we start gelling together now before we meet them, points will be 6 pointers if that makes sense. I really would bring back Dennis Odoi, Big Mac, and Johansen back into the fray. Some of the new guys need a gradual introduction into this prem if that makes sense. People will point fingers at Kamara, but there were mistakes all over the place, especially at the back. Things are looking better though, Cairney had a few pops which will do his confidence a boost, Mitro could have scored another 2. Play Sess in that left wing from the start at Burnley and Kamara on the right with scuurle in the mix and Mitrovic. We should give Burnley problems. Schuurle has got no pace so he can't run and go beyond. Kamara must be encouraged to use his pace. Pace is ace! I know somebody is going to object about that, just my opinion...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:29 PM
 
Kamara is a willing runner, he just needs to know when to do it. He has pace to burn but doesn’t use it at the right time. If he goes on a mad burst no one can keep up with him and he will eventually lose or give away the ball, he is the man to start the high press, he can get to the player with the ball first, this gives the rest of the guys the time to push onto the opponents other players. It’s all about when with AK. I must say that yesterday he looked poor but he never gives up.
posted by Gazman - Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:44 PM
 
Gazzman, Moreline, agree on AK Kamara. Pace is his game, and we need to find a way to harness it at the right time. Just like you see a wild horse that wants taming in the wilderness, Kamara almost needs a harness, then let him go!!! Been watching too many Mountain men, blame the missus!!!
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On South African TV betting talk show Saturday morning Terry (Ars-hole ) Payne after just 1 match declares Fulham will definitely be relegated. What an expert to be able to make that decision after 1 match. I would love to bet him Fulham will be in front of his Southampton Team. Why can't these pundits stop making stupid predictions
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aint them africans eat im yet
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:47 AM
 
Jesus is payne still going ???? remember him on m-net sports with fashenau and gary some body, old man- u and England keeper when I was there . .back in early 90s.
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16-17: Betts comes in and takes us to the playoffs 17-18: Betts comes in and takes us to the Prem. Fabri is a dwarf and has cost us 2 mathches now. I love Slavisa but wonder why he won't give the gloves to Betts and let him lose them. To this point he's done nothing to let a prat like Fabri be our keeper.
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IMO, Fabri played well, and didn't make any gross mistakes, like last week. I don't consider Betts would have done any better against Spurs. Nevertheless, I am concerned with Jok's comment that all three keepers need to earn their place. How can they do that if they're not given game time? The man's an idiot at times.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 3:13 AM
 
Were you guys at the match?? Did you not see some of the good saves by Fabri and, forget Betts, do you think any keepers in the world could safe the first two goals. I was quite impressed by fabric this week and he is definitely more agile than Betts - only disadvantage maybe is his size! Be fair to him.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 6:30 AM
 
John Agree with you all the way. And yet again the keeper gets the blame. Their first goal was lucky hit the post and went in. We hit the post and it went out. Kanes goal the defender should never have let him get a dig in. And Tom should have put his body in the way. And the free kick the ball went in the top corner. Why no keeper would get it .And thats where we need to be putting the ball away. LITTLE WHITE BALL OVER LITTLE WHITE LINE SIMPLES
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 8:46 AM
 
fabri sold hiself for the second goal against palace , but betts should have got the chance 2 lose the gloves , dont think betts been treated very well
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:53 AM
 
Yes Fabri screwed up in the first game. Dropping him yesterday would have killed his confidence and his career at Fulham, and the £6m we paid. It doesn’t make sense to drop him as we need him for the whole season, whether as first, second or third choice keeper. The result is despite we lost 3 goals - he’s improved his confidence!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 10:19 AM
 
Yes, he made some good saves - mainly in being out quickly to smother shots. But I do think his stature is a major negative in the Prem. There are quality dead ball experts who will have clocked that he can't cover the top corners no matter how agile he is.He doesn't have the reach. He's also a bit of a flapper at crosses and even his good saves went back into the danger area. I don't know if Betts would have done any better but I'd like to see him given the opportunity.
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Much more work needed to be done, and we need to start gelling together. Mitrovic got his goal and with more self-belief, he possibly could have scored more. There was one off the post, and there was even a small pass-off from Kamara which Mitro could have got on target. Tom Cairney had a nice shot on goal which was encouraging. We just need to gell more with each other in this league, and it has to be sooner rather than later. Slavisa has work to do, and must instil more confidence into our players in general. We can do this and we want to do so. Fulham are in the premiership now, and we have got to work harder for each other. At the back, we are a little nieve, and mearchand will have to improve for sure. It might be wise to bring Dennis Odoi back into the fray in my opinion. Odoi can be a bit kamikaze, but he has a bit of pace for me and a bit more awareness. Mensa isn't the answer and we might has well bring back some of the old guard Johansen and big Mac for me. I really don't want to point fingers too much or play the blame game. We lost a game where we know that we was never going to win. Let's go back to the drawing board, and analyse how and why we lost. Slavisa has work to do to instil confidence and self-belief into our boys for sure. Looking at the West Ham result mirrors the same problems we both share. Jack Wiltshire was vocal about West hams woes on sky. Both teams have spent big, and West ham maybe more.We are in the prem now, and i am sure that we want this. Burnley at home next? More work needed on the training ground for sure, we need to put in a shift against a hard working Burnley. Slavisa Jokanovic'' 'you must find solutions!!!
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we have lost two games already.it takes time for this team to gel,but i am sorry that the khans will not and can not eait forever as 5hey have invested 100 million pd for the club to stay in the league.joka will be fired in november and moyes will take over!mark my word.
posted by baljit singh (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 12:58 AM
 
Codswallop, Baljit. And that's being polite.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 3:21 AM
 
i have one thing to say to you,steve terry!thanks for your comment!apart,from mitro,who can score the goals!yes,we are a good passing team but cannot score goals.yes, it will come good later but but but,can the club wait until we reach 20 games in december!i am a die hard fulham fan and love them to good but it is a fact!if we lose to burnley this sunday,you will be the first one to come to this messenger board and ask joka to be fired!i am being polite!!
posted by baljit singh (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 3:38 AM
 
Whats next weeks lottery numbers Mr Singe , you seem to know the answer to everything , load of crystal balls !
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Couldn’t make the game today because of other commitments. Watched it on MOTD. Thought we looked ok considering we were a championship team a couple of games ago against a champions league team. If we hadn’t given the free kick away, and Lloris gadnt pulled out a great save to stop Cairney it could have been 2-2. If we could have converted the Sess and Mitro attempts it could have been a much different result. I know that’s a lot of ‘ifs’, but if we continue the way we’re going and get as a team, (as we surely will with more game time), i’m Confident we will take points off of teams and survive in this league.
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Yes, we will survive and flourish in this league once the team gels. In recent seasons, we've been slow-starters, until players get used to the system and playing style. This season will be no different, but I'm comfortable with the skills of our new recruits.
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Why are Aston Villa fans celebrating our results? They can't much to think about.
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Why are you bothered about what Villla fans think?
posted by Harry (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 9:41 PM
 
Why are you bothered what Baz writes ?
posted by Eric (Guest) - Sunday 19th August 2018, 9:36 AM
 
Aston Villa have very little to be happy about at the moment on the verge of doing a Leeds think they should worry about things closer to home ditto Q7R!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 20th August 2018, 1:17 AM
 
Is that the same Villa that couldn't live with us at Wembley?
They are just jealous
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Idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:58 PM
 
Never. We will come good just give it time.
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:59 PM
 
Bottle job boy imp
posted by Norfolk Enchants (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:59 PM
 
At last the idiot has got it right
posted by Harry (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:00 PM
 
A poor reaction to today's match. Call if you must Peter but most fans at FFC will want an honest man at the helm. And tell us Sam's most famous achievement was? We were beaten by a better and fitter side today. Most teams escaping with a 3-1 loss will not be too unhappy. The team is obviously some way off gelling. Keeper had a decent game and effort was very good all round. Might have done better to throw balls into Milo who showed that he is a good layoff man. Reminded me of Zamora. COYW
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:01 PM
 
Clearly a QPHA ha ha ha fan. Not sure they can spell 7. Wonderful.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 6:21 PM
 
I rather go down playing decent football than stay up playing diabolical and dire football under that Fat B66tard sam. Both wet spam and everton couldn't wait to rid of that Fat F66k. Do yourself peter, support somebody else u W66ker.
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posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 6:35 PM
 
Guys, we are not the only losers today. West Ham went 1 up and they lost. Spent more than us. Cardiff got a lucky draw because Kennady miss pen. Wolves lost. We are all over the place a bit, but Slavisa will sort it. Not many played well. Mensa doesn't look interested, i would drop him. Fulham are a ship without a rudder at the moment, and it is up to Slavisa and coaching team to get our guys into shape for the prem. All is not lost...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 6:48 PM
 
Owen, we are better of waiting til November, 2 games into the season doesn't tell a story other the 11 new players need time gel and us Fans have to be patient, is as simple as that. I for am not despondent as this is reality of the Prem.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 6:56 PM
 
I thought they looked better than last week, certainty made the home fans quite fof a while. Fabri made some decent saves in the second half.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 8:40 PM
 
For goodness don't start getting disappointed after two results. We were the better side against Palace last Saturday, and we put up a pretty decent performance today against one of the best teams in the Premier League, on their own ground. It will take a little time, but we will be fine in this Division once everyone is fit, and the players get used to each other. We will probably shoot up the table once the International break has passed. We never expected to walk into this league and take it by storm, but Wolves did, and look at them. Did anyone watch Cardiff v Newcastle this lunch time. We are a class above both of them. It's going to be a hard road to start with but we will survive, just relax and enjoy it.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 9:18 PM
 
I thought we looked like we had improved from last week, most of the team seemed to be getting to know each other. The only exception was AK who was terrible He is just not good enough. We cannot keep playing him if we want to improve.
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If thats a good effort. God help us if we make a bad one
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:48 PM
 
Why on earth would anyone think we would get anything from Spurs?
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:02 PM
 
Agree Dan. Can't think what Harry expects after less than 10 days together.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:03 PM
 
Glimpses of some great stuff from the team today, weathered the the storm in the first 20 minutes and grew into the game. I thought we looked good and had mitro put that chance away just before their second it could of been a different story. But can't complain we were the weaker side on the day but i think things are coming together. However, Burnley is almost a must win now for us!
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He must have heard me!!
posted by HL (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:15 PM
 
Fabri is a clown!! This is a rout.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:41 PM
 
Bring back Button
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:51 PM
 
I said Fabin was a clown and got a load of abuse form some prat on here called Griff
posted by Dan Dan (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:15 PM
 
I have seen enough of Fabri to know he ain’t going to make it.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 7:00 PM
 
The team needs to blend. And so does the keeper. You all know what i mean.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 8:37 PM
 
Bad day at the office for Slav Should have kept McDonald and Chistie in the side Mensa looked tired and disinterested in the end And should have freshened it up when we started to go deep again at 1-1 Just my expert opinion :)
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Why is Betts not playing don't give me this crap he's injured he not. So we play Fabri the clown.
posted by Dan DAn (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 2:35 PM
 
Fabri isn’t a clown. Clowns are supposed to be funny. Fabri ain’t funny at all.
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Anyone know any good websites that you can stream the Fulham games online on and looking to stream the spurs game today.
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Get a ticket and go to the game like the rest of us!!
posted by Yurak Hunt (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 10:13 AM
 
ignore the bipolar danglyballs,and his other alter egos. You can stream via "vip box", "crickfree" amd "usa goals".They are the ones I use as cant buy a ticket to the game for health reasons, that tosser is too ignorant to contemplate there are other supporters than teenage hooligans! Good luck with the streaming mate although I am not optimistic as to the result.
posted by doom (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 10:28 AM
 
Like your name suggests yurak , you are a prize one !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 10:35 AM
 
Well said Dave!
posted by Paul Skinback (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 11:56 AM
 
Not sure what channel its on, but my local pub is showing the game.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 2:13 PM
 
Doom don't blame me for the stupid posts of others. Why you think it's me I don't know. Obviously DG isn't my real name so why would I use others to slag people off. Makes no sense to me. How many on here use there real names anyway. If I have something to say which might offend, I still use Dan Gleebals. Ask MST, he's deleted enough of my posts.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 3:56 PM
 
And I am not at the game today, I'm listening to Gentleman Jim. As is mr K hunt , probably.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 4:01 PM
 
I’m with you Danny Boy!
posted by Mo Lester (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:07 PM
 
Me too!
posted by Sue Widge (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:10 PM
 
Go Sue!!
posted by Wayne Carr (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 5:16 PM
 
its the association with genitalia that gives the impression its the same person Mike
posted by doom (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 6:41 PM
 
Mike died in a freak mining accident
posted by DG (Guest) - Saturday 18th August 2018, 8:22 PM
 
 
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New league, new players. How about updating the Squad Details. It's hopeless.
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Go on to the contact section of this site and complain. This whole site is full of negative people who think they know everything and think the purpose of this site is to moan about the team, other people’s comments, other people’s replies, the boards decisions, the managers decisions, the players, the signings, the plastic flags, tickets, kit colours, team spirit, sky tv, BT sport, transfers, spelling, grammar, travel, etc etc. Absolutely love it, keep it up chaps this is Fulham, it’s being so happy that keeps us coming back. COYW
posted by Griff (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 9:38 PM
 
HA' HA' HA' Nice one Griff. Spurs tomorrow? BRING IT ON!!! GOOD GAME! GOOD GAME!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 10:36 PM
 
Griff, you forgot about those bloody clappers. Lol
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I think Joka made the situation quite clear. I believe Betts was injured with 3 days before the season kick off. The club had to make a decision and don’t want to be caught out with only one fit keeper. They found and brought in a top keeper in Rico. What’s the club suppose to do? Deliberately bring in an average keeper! Anyway - it is what it is - they have to fight for the position based on merit and not emotion or loyalty! End of.
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Just watched the training pictures on the Fulham website, and there is no sign of Betts, so he must be still out injured ?
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 5:45 PM
 
 
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Slav does need to watch this. The team needs to be able to communicate with each other and it has become more French-speaking and Spanish-speaking. Especially the keeper. When you suffer a defeat or two, if you can’t talk about it, It creates a distance and even suspicion between players. The pecking order of the team was clear last year, this year it’s up for grabs, with Stef and Maccas positions under threat, Ream injured and Freddo gone. Are these new players mercenaries or are they prepared to die for each other like last years squad?
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Phil Thompson and Emlyn Hughes never spoke to each other - they hated each other. They did OK.
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According to SKY SPORTS.

Hopefully that will include an option to buy...
 
 
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Over to you Geezer LOL.

At least you can't blame SKY for this one ;0).

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Returning tickets.No connecting flights to get back that day. I appreciate its tough luck but 1 weeks notice is also pushing things. Most of you living in the Uk may have boxing day weekend plans .
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 10:50 AM
 
Again - how annoying!! well it means we will also miss the match due to prior engagement so I could go to the game on Saturday!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 12:33 PM
 
Boxing day??? Christmas has come early for us??
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 12:33 PM
 
this is the league most people wanted. Now number five game changed. And no redress on the season ticket. Wankers.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 5:46 PM
 
Championship is so much better for watching football
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 8:56 PM
 
Welcome to the prem !!!! Think we will nicka draw today !!!
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I think we will give Spurs a better game than people will expect. I am not sure we will win but a draw is definitely possible. The biggest problem we have is also the biggest weapon they hold. We cannot score and our defence is still need time to mature and they have this chap call Harry Kane - say no more! However, I believe we can match them for possession which isn’t bad for playing away, and we can make as many incisive passes from Cairney and Seri as their string solid midfield. I suspect we will start with Rico and we replace Macdonald with Anguissa. We will ask Sess to play further forward to counter their pressing. Otherwise, the rest will be the same as last week. What do you think?
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I wish I had your confidence John. Spurs press high up the pitch as a team and we are not quick enough popping off easy passes so will probably be undone. We will also make mistakes under pressure that could lead to goals.

MacDonald was one of our better performers last week I thought and should keep his place in my opinion and I would not play Sess as he showed last week he is not yet ready for the step up to Prem quality.

We need to be solid in midfield so I would play Zambo and KMac in front of the back four, have Cairney and Seri playmaking and Schurrle just behind Mitro up top.

I believe we will get better and win enough games to stay up but I fear tomorrow might be a rout. I sincerely hope that I am wrong and it would be Fulhamish to bounce back from a defeat by a mediocre team at home to beat a quality team away but I still don't see it happening.

COYW!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 17th August 2018, 9:52 AM
 
A polnt would be a great result, but Spurs have a good settled side and must fancy them to win 3-0, hope I'm wrong but you have to be realistic here.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 10:19 AM
 
It would be just our luck that Kane breaks his August hoodoo with a hatful.
posted by Old timer (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 11:09 AM
 
Away to Spurs and even at home to them, will not be games that we will be picking up points from, along of course with the other teams that will be expecting to finish in the top eight. However, we are not the only club with this predicimate, as there is a them and us with all clubs in the Premier League. When we go to Wembley tomorrow, we must use this more as a training exercise against a top team, and we must learn how to play Premier League football, on a weekly basis. Don't get me wrong of course we must try to go for a point or more, but what we must not do, is to be too downhearted if we do lose, but we will be expected to go down playing good football, as I want people to admire the way we play. We are going to struggle in the league for a while, but JS will get it right, and we will finish up in a very comfortable position in the table. COYW
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 11:47 AM
 
MST re watch the first goal it was macs fault he took a step to the side which opened the space for the pass, nothing Chambers could do about it. I’d keep mac in though till the new players settle a bit more but as much as I love him I think he might be a bit too slow for this league.
posted by Timmy (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 12:08 PM
 
Why has S/J told betts to fight for his place? why should he? he was regular keeper up till seasons end,Now some unknown turns up and he, !Betts ! has to fight for his place should go straight into first team.
posted by the arch bishop (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 3:09 PM
 
Sorry guys, but I can only see 0-4, with Spurs not getting out of first gear. They are a settled side with great players. We have some pretty good players but we are nowhere near being a team. we wont get started until October, and I hope that it wont be too late
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 3:48 PM
 
MST' Spurs are one of the reasons why Sessegnon is priced at 40 million. If he doesn't play tomorrow, we lose a threat to score goals up that left-hand side for starters. Secondly, what message are we telling Sess, he is not good enough? I think he will be more of a threat tomorrow if Slavisa plays him up-front. Sessegnon at left back tomorrow and all remaining games is a disaster waiting to happen. If the penny hasn't dropped about that one, we are going to lose a lot more games this season. Yes there is a possibility that we might lose tomorrow, but we still have a chance. Spurs will press high, but we do have a few threats on the pitch. Seri will be a lot more settled, and we have big Mitrovic who will keep 2 defenders busy and we have corners and set-pieces in our arsenal. Were we off the pace last week against Palace? I think so. Especially Schuurle and Sess. Christie put in some juicy balls into the 'right' areas last week and nobody was quick enough to latch on to them. Ball to feet in the penalty box is not always the get through option, especially with better defenders in the prem. Sess and Schuurle need to step up in pace and run on to those balls Christie puts in. Thats his role on the pitch for me. Christie makes a lousy defender, and is more of a wingback sort of player. Don't depend on Christie to defend folks. I am feeling it now, and i hope Harry Kane is still feeling his Worldcup Blues. Kane didn't look quite right to me in those final games of the World cup, and maybe tomorrow he will have an off game, heres hoping. COME ON FULHAM!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 7:15 PM
 
Owen no one is saying Sess will play at left back so why mention it. If Sess is playing up front it will be on the left, part of his duties will be to track spurs right back into our half, which he done consistently well last year, the same goes for Schurrle. You correctly mention spurs will press high that is why our wide attackers will have to mark there forward moving defenders. Christie, in my opinion (so don’t go off on a tangent) was not accurate at all last week with his crosses and he will need to improve on that aspect of his game. Now as you mentioned if he makes a lousy defender then Schurrle will have to cover him..again in my opinion if Christie is a defender who you state is lousy (I don’t agree with that point) and I think his crosses are lousy, why is he playing.in short you have your opinion and I have mine so no need for one of you ridiculous rants.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 8:45 PM
 
Have to agree Robbo. I think Sess knows what he has to do and part of that will be to make life difficult for trippier to push on. Christie needs time but I think he is a decent defender who needs to work on his passing etc. Our new players will get better by the day in training so we need to be patient.
posted by Terry (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 8:56 PM
 
My forecast was 2-0 but as yet we do not know the team. We should be better than last week but so should spurs. Against a settled side we will need a lot more than good approach work and near misses. Stop talking 'maybes' and watch the results. 0-0 would be a good result for us.COYW
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 9:06 PM
 
Good points for game sat guys. Hope Christie improves his overall game. Hope to see sess back to his predatory best. We will have problems to cope with off the ball but at the same time the likes of Seri, Cairney, etc, can hopefully weave their way through the middle, and use the flanks quickly and intelligently. Interesting game tomorrow!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 10:29 PM
 
As I said a week ago, 3-1 to Spurs. We won't park the bus, and it will be an open game, and I think we can learn a lot from it.
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looks like Green Man is our drinking hole so hope dare is plenty of old bill. heard yesterday spurs was prepping for the match and saw loads of millwall milling about in central london, authorities took care of it sharp of course, which is good to be fair to be honest, don't want that, the days of mass hooliganism has past it, them days is gone, finished. just hope all is good for Satdee.
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The loads you saw in central london were shoppers and tourists , lol
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 9:10 PM
 
Is that the green man in roehampton ??
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 12:42 AM
 
Or the one on Putney Heath
posted by JBH (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 6:54 AM
 
You old enough to drink john ?
posted by Eric (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 7:06 AM
 
A few of us were having a pint in the Green Man after a Wembley game when in walked Kenneth Wolstenholme and his daughter. Someone said Ken's paying for the next round and he did. Nice bloke.
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With two weeks to go for overseas transfers does any one on here think Sess could leave?,if REal came in for him say 50 mill, baring in mind he could have an iffy season and his value drops like a stone,would he go for it,? a 5 year contract euro football and double wages?,just a thought ,if we were offered 50 mill I would take it ,just have a feeling we would get the better deal .And then get a striker in jan because we will need back-up .
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Even a bad season for Sess - he'll be worth 40m plus. He's only 18 - so he's got 2 years to play some amazing football to send his value sky high. Anyway - I know some people were disappointed with his play last Saturday but personally, I thought being the first game of the premier league, and Palace had a game plan to shut him out and frighten him - he did really well. Objective is to sign him for a couple more years..
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 12:23 PM
 
Football fans are obsessed with how much we can get for this player or how much that player cost. Who cares it's not your money. If we sell Sess , I'm no richer and Fulham would of lost a potential legend. Forget the money and enjoy the premier league.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:12 PM
 
After the Palace game, Ses commented that he didn't get as much time on the ball as was used to getting in the Championship. Well, blow me down, that must have come as a real surprise.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:32 PM
 
Tony khan said he’s going nowhere this window why does it keep coming up end off
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 2:31 PM
 
No
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 5:41 PM
 
Sess did comment recently that he will not sign any extentions to his contract,so what is he waiting for?.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 2:04 PM
 
As some one said to me recently ,see Sess, see ross barkley, time will tell ,I hope he score many gaols this season and increases his value to double the value now.
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Can't believe there's not even a mention of it on the FFC site. We'd better get a cake down there sharpish if we don't want this to turn into a whole Yaya Toure saga. Happy Birthday Slavisa. And thanks for all you've done so far...
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That makes him 4 years old when I started to go to Fulham. I've received no cards or cake in all those years from them. COYW
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:15 PM
 
Never mind Dan if Yaya can’t get cake from rich club like City you got no chance
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 2:34 PM
 
I had no idea Yaya Toure was 50! Gee he looks good for it.
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We are a few days away from the Spurs game, and i have time on my hands, so here goes a surprise suggestion. Folk's bare in mind that a plan 'Z' in my mind is towards the next transfer window. If our plans and dreams are not going to the script? I suggest we go back to that nice little french club 'NICE' and bring back Mario Balotelli to England. Shock horror i know there will be a few fans heaving at the very thought of my suggestion. We have time to chew on this, and like every Fulham fan should be thinking right now, is that all our current squad have ample time to prove and show their worth, and right to stay with Fulham, barring injuries. Mitrovic's contract is set in stone, and we know he will do his job and score goals. We know what he does best, and doing the hold-up job won't produce all the goals we need to stay in the prem. Consider this stat'' Balotelli has scored 27 goals for Nice in only 38 league games! We need goals folks, and i am quite happy to share our goal stats between Scuurle, Sess, and everyone else i haven't named for Fulham. Our goal stats level out to between 8-10-15 goals between our players who can get them. Nothing wrong in those stats, so long as we continue in that mode. It would be nice to have a 25 goal a season scorer, and yes maybe Mitrovic or someone on board can get those goals. I am still overly optimistic that we can hold our own in the prem, but if all else fails? It will be a long and gloomy winter. Balotelli does come with baggage and a 3.7 mill euro pay package is a stumbling block. The genie is out of the bottle now, and we have hit the 100 million mark in transfers. I wonder what super wages Fulham are doling out now? Balotelli would need to drop his wage bill if he wanted to find a way back into the prem, but anything is possible. His disciplinary record is quite good at Nice, and he seems to be a reformed character. Age 28, scores goals, doles out money to poor people and maybe helps old folks to cross the road in Nice. Mario Balotelli' he sounds like a perfect gentleman doesn't he!!!
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Owen - listen to Cairney. He's right that we must not lose the team spirit and togetherness we had in the championship. I think the balance is already at risk and at tipping point with some of the new stay players we bought! Balotelli is history and will never again be as prolific as he was 5 years ago! We don't need too many star players to crystallise our premier league place - we need team harmony, fighting spirit and togetherness to become a really good team!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 12:17 PM
 
John' i agree with you %100. My suggestion is only a dire emergency. There are many proclaimed goalscorers who say they can score goals and they don't. We will never get the cream of the crop unless we discover a gem under our noses. We may well have one under our radar yet? I am confident that we can get the goals required between our current squad. We have done it before and we may do so again. What if we don't by Xmas? That is another chapter and story, and for now we will enjoy our season.Just something to write about...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:02 PM
 
Blimey Owen, one game gone and it might be a long gloomy winter. Please take note: I am not having a pop just making a comment or Something to write about. Please further note l have not mentioned any players, I have not said players are not good enough, l have not dug AK out, but Ballotelli is in my opinion the funniest thing you have posted.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 3:11 PM
 
Robbo' even i know deep down that Ak might not cut it in the prem. I just thought,'hattrick', go back to Nice. Marchand. Seri, and Balotelli. (HA' HA') I thought it was a funny coincidence when i wrote it. I did say plan 'Z' though. If everything else fails. I don't think we will find a 25 goal season striker, but we have more than enough players that are capable of netting 8-10-15 goals which will do the job. Glad to make some entertainment on here. There is an irony in that nice club NICE' though!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 3:29 PM
 
Now that would really take the biscuit (nice).
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yes. a wasted talent from young age - he reminds me of the Arsenal chap - Jemaine Pennant from all those years ago. Great talent but cannot keep their feet on the ground, think they are IT and ended up being a wasted talent! I am glad I don't see any of that in Sess...
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:13 AM
 
Not the slightest chance of him playing for his country again. Strange because he was having a moan that he'd been overlooked for so long. Afraid the demon drink scores again. As for Stokes, won't be very happy if Sam Curran loses his place to him!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:38 AM
 
Nope get rid of Buttler a master of the white ball game but doesn't cut it in Test cricket. With Stokes back, and with Curran a future star in the side exciting times lie ahead.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 12:52 PM
 
Danny C, local Putney boy, so of course we've got to make some allowances! Compared with the thuggishness of Ben Stokes, DC's crimes in Jersey seem pretty small-scale. The fact that due process in Cipriani's case took all of 24 hours, whereas it took one year in Stokes's, surely gives some clues as to the relative severity of each.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:17 PM
 
No one is perfect, everyone make mistakes. Stokes deserves another chance, I very much doubt he will be risking staying out later than usual at nightclubs from now on. I bet Botham got away with far worse in his day. If no spinner needed at Trent bridge could be rashid making way for stokes. Cipriani on the other hand is a lost cause, happens time and time again
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:30 PM
 
How many chances does he need. Was sent home in disgrace from a young England tour a few years ago - he hears but doesn't seem to listen!
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 2:14 PM
 
Let’s hope that’s all behind him now, he must know he’s on his final warning
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 3:21 PM
 
Look at that the history, Cipriani has been a serial offender for years.
posted by Duh (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 3:47 PM
 
There is no doubt that Gloucester will take some acttion on him but I guarantee it will be minimal as he is too valuable to them. Needs to grow up, give up the booze and act like a professional athlete rather than a drunken lout!!

The £2k fine he got was abominable and just pocket money that will make no difference to his way of life whatsoever. I can see him laughing with his mate right now. He should have had a six month custodial sentence in my opinion!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 3:50 PM
 
Think I’m agreeing with you. Resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer! Make Stokes look quite tame by comparison.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 5:39 PM
 
Sorry Mortlake, can't see how you think that Stokes was " tame,," looking at the video he seemed to have lost it the way he waded in to the other guy. It would seem very unfair to pick him for Saturday's Test match - they managed ok without him in the last one, maybe let him carry the drinks for this match whilst the ECB decide what punishment - if any to give him.
posted by Harry (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 6:00 PM
 
You could be right Harry, but he didn’t injure a female police officer and resist arrest. Their sporting bodies will do what they’ll do and they should be made to pay for loutish behaviour and bringing their sport into disrepute. That said there has been a lot of hysterical talk about Stokes, which I continue to believe is ill founded. Cipriani is just a drunk with a history going back as far as 2008. I could be wrong but I think there were mitigating circumstances in Stokes case, time will reveal all I’m sure, them we’ll know who called it right. Would just add that Stokes has already been omitted from the England setup for 11 months. Some people think that that is sufficient punishment.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 7:25 PM
 
Agree mate, missing the ashes must have hurt him a lot, and no doubt our Aussie friends were chuffed
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Interesting piece:

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

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stop being xenophobic
posted by Nigel Reo-Winterburn (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 8:48 AM
 
He is just stating facts, so stop being a t**t
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 9:06 AM
 
Think anyone who watched football new that
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 9:35 AM
 
MST l think you and Owen but the most interesting post on here but your standards are dropping
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 10:08 AM
 
Globalisation is the recipe for successes. I know many people still don't believe in that. We have probably the biggest and the best financial centre/hub in the world and you will find only 1/3rd of the employees in the city are from UK. So why should I be surprised.

BTW in MST defence, he just presented some facts - he is not saying is a good or bad thing. so let's not make any assumption...
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 10:25 AM
 
mst is just stating facts , but typical of britain today the truth is not wanted , in fact the truth will get you hung these days ,, as it happens i thought it would have been less ,,, how many white english i wonder
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 10:40 AM
 
Moreline, there, taking it to a whole new level. Typical. Got to save 'white England' full of chavs and posh pricks.
posted by Nigel Reo-Winterburn (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:05 AM
 
With a name like yours what category do you come under ?
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:10 AM
 
Moreline- Like Lineker’s democrattic right to voice his opinion on brexit?
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:37 AM
 
What we need is a great big melting pot keep it srruing for a hundred years or more turn out coffe coloured people by the score
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:49 AM
 
Blue mink?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 11:56 AM
 
I think the issue is that too many managers are in awe of overseas players. It's their default when looking for players, rather than scouting what is available in their back yards. As a result (as all of us FFC supporters know), clubs have bought in an awful lot of overseas dross, often journeymen looking for their last pay packets before hanging up their boots.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:21 PM
 
Just like the rest of the country then, overrun.
posted by Livers of Crud (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:51 PM
 
well nige lets talk about non white england , drugs , guns , knives , gangs , acid ,,,, il take the chavs and posh lot any day
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 2:08 PM
 
Crikey, it was just an observation after reading the article that I posted above; I wasn't expecting Apartheid!

I have no issue with foreign players in our game. I support FFC and 75% of our players are not English so I would be daft to think otherwise.

It is however, quite clear to me that the diving and cheating in our beloved game has almost exclusively been brought in by foreign players and is it any wonder that the home nations teams in recent years have done so badly when there are so few English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish players making it through to the top league in the country.

In my opinion no league in the World should allow teams less than 50% indigenous players in their published squads for all competitions but FIFA will never do that. It's 33.33r% English players in the Premier League now; what will it be in 10/20 years I wonder? 10/15% perhaps?

If I'm still around, perhaps I'll have to take lessons in Spanglish ;0). Just a joke; no malice intended Nigel ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 4:04 PM
 
 
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Thankfully, just noticed they've finally moved that tournament to June for the first time. Seri already looks like our best player and reports are good on Anguissa. Along with Floyd and Kebano, ecstatic we will not lose them all for a month or more mid season. They will have some rough and tumble qualifiers during international breaks though. Plenty of opportunity for the squad to play should they need a game off here and there. Thought Seri looked solid v. Palace and will get better with familiarity with the prem and some fitness. Zambo should be the real deal. Just have to weather a month of growing pains until they all figure this league and each other out. Then Mawson back to solidify the back. Patience Cottagers. Happy days ahead!
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That is good news regarding the Africas Cup. Personally, in this league, I'd like to see Zambo play along side MacDonald with Cairney and Seri in front of them and then Scurrle just in front with Mitro up top but we all know that will never happen unless it's the last five minutes and we are trying to protect a lead.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 8:03 AM
 
MST - Are you dropping Sess from the first team then ?
posted by AH (Guest) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 1:00 PM
 
Yep. Long time posters will know that I believe Sess has potential but a) the hype about him in my opinion is just that - hype and b) in my opinion he is nowhere near ready for the Premier League.

I've heard all the arguments for Sess before but I watch him every week and I see flashes of what he might become but by no means should we be building a team around him.

Just my opinion and I know that I am in the minority but there it is....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 16th August 2018, 3:54 PM
 
Have to say I’m with you on that MST. There are too many wonder-teens who end up doing a Collins John! I would gladly have sold Sess (with watertight sell on clauses) and taken him back on loan for the season. He is a player with fantastic potential, but I have seen too many like him fade into obscurity.
posted by 5crawny - Thursday 16th August 2018, 5:35 PM
 
Ross Barkley, to name one.
posted by the arch bishop (Guest) - Friday 17th August 2018, 3:02 PM
 
 
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This is only a question and I know that its Slavisa who will know the best team to pick .Its not our style of play and I dont expect points at spurs but should we revert to a temporary 4-4-2 ?
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Jokanovic will never play two up front. You’ve been watching him for three years so you should know that LOL.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 6:08 PM
 
Very true MST.Jackonovic needs to take some lessons from Hodgson now that we are in the PL. Build a rock solid defence like we had the best defence in the PL,Then do a Danny Murphy,Damien Duff ,get in behind them ,then one into the box and score Them were the days.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 7:04 PM
 
Looking at the photo shoot pictures, it looks like Betts is back among the squad, laughing and joking, so fingers crossed he will be back in goal on Saturday. Generally they looked a happy bunch, which is very encouraging. COYW
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:40 PM
 
That was then and this is now !...Roy has his style ,it was great we achieved beyond I think ...and Tigana also gave us some magic moments ..and last season we watched great football ,our manager doesn't have to learn anything from Roy ,Slav wants us to play the style of football he believes in ,and we need to support him ...we've played one game in the PL !..have some trust and belief people ,we may have to adapt ,we may have to adjust but basically that's the game Slav plays ....
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:41 PM
 
Spot on markrightback
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My guess is Fonte, Ayite (if recovered), Cisse and Woodrow.

Maybe one or two might go on loan but Can't see any of them making the match day squad to be honest....
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fLOYDE Aite might still be, Slavisa likes him. Aitey had no luck with injuries, but he might still be worth another season me-thinks...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 5:07 PM
 
I like Ayite, bit unlucky in my opinion. Woodrow is a decent lower league player (loan) not sure really.
posted by Gazman - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 6:39 PM
 
I watch U23s and Woodrow gone backwards very average lower league the way his playing at moment can’t even score at U23s level most of the players we have at this level better than him and l liked him
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Not come on here to cause confliction, but i just wondered who will fill into that left-back position if Joe isn't fit? Denis Odoi might be the temporary answer in a crisis. Agree that he is not the most accomplished left back defender there is out there, but he is quick when running back on the counter. Believe me' Spurs will have many counter attacks that we will need to deal with. This post is not all about Odoi, we will need to be sharper in general for 90 minutes, especially our defensive midfield and defenders. Odoi can be a bit panicky, but he does have pace, and pace to track back when needed. Back in the archives, Denis has shown his worth in those situations. Anyway, Slavisa is the boss and he knows whats what. If Denis Odoi plays? My educated guess will be for that reason. Pace can win games, and pace can get someone out of jail. If you can run fast enough. Let's hope that Harry Kane isn't up to speed yet. COME ON FULHAM!!!
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Owen - Odoi still suspended !!
posted by AH (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:18 PM
 
Odoi is absolutely superb in the air, and a really great tackler (unless it's against Grealish). I would have liked to see him play in his natural position more often during his time at FFC. Spurs will obviously be a hugely tough test (I don't think I've ever seen an easier victory than their 0-3 at the Cottage the last time we met in the FA Cup), but if he keeps his defensive head, and McDonald can mark Eriksen out of the game, I wouldn't be hugely surprised if we nicked a point!
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:21 PM
 
AH does make a salient point though...
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:21 PM
 
Okay AH' don't know how long the suspension, back to plan 'B' whatever that is...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:22 PM
 
Odoi has a two game suspension but I believe that Ream is fit so Le Marchand can play left back whilst Ream partners Chambers - simples ;0)!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 4:49 PM
 
I think Son is out for them and I don’t think Kane is that quick. They have good pace down the flanks and our wide men will have to prevent supply to them from the back. Hopefully we can get at them when we are in possession.
posted by Robbo (Guest) - Wednesday 15th August 2018, 6:51 PM
 

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