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Sunday 20th January 2019, 3:32 PM

Cairney and Sess on bench Seri starts as always !! I’m sorry but thats like shooting yourself in then foot also Kamara should be on the bench instead of Kabano and Ayite
Genuinely felt like getting back in the car and going home. How does Cairney not get in this team???
posted by Adam (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 3:50 PM
Yep and when we are 3-0 down we will here meek chants of !come on Fulham !jezus what inspiration, an dwhen they leave the field we will clap weakly and wait till next game.Again player all over the place , were do I play to day guve ??anywere me amigo any were you like,have we forgotten what real abuse sounds like??.
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:10 PM

Brighton 29th apparantly thanks for your help Staines !!!
I have never bee so annoyed as well as embarrassed, when listening to the 5 Live football programme this morning. I just happened to tune in, as they were talking about our game with Spurs today, and all they were doing was to take the mickey out of us and laughing their heads off at our antics both on and off of the field. They said that even a weakened Spurs team would win either 2 or 3 nil. I was so upset at the way they were treating us and our efforts, that I switched off.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:28 PM
Sorry to say but the truth hurts
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:43 PM

In our great escape season in 2007/8 - Fulham got 21 points from their last 16 games. If we match that, that would give us 35- which probably isn't enough to keep us up! in that season, the sequence of points from now to end of season were:


Can we match and better it this season??

posted by roy (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:03 PM
Believe West Brom stayed up with 13 points at this stage of the season but we won’t. Reason - no fight, no leadership, poor management, poor manager, poor squad playing poor football and getting poor results.
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:32 AM

Are we playing Tuesday ???
We’ve barely played all season
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:38 PM
I like that staines
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:53 PM
Did not ask that!!!have another go are we playing teusday
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:02 PM
Another glass of wine Len? Play Teusday? I thought we played Fffurzzzday? I am writing this as I lie on the floor without holding on!! I say everyone I am an intelligent man and sometimes I am forced to be drunk to spend time with you fools!...
posted by Deano (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 2:11 PM
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:53 AM

Like it or not we are the second worst team in this league. Soon to be the worst once Huddlesfield get a new manager. We are breaking records left, right and centre and are in a worse place than during the Magath era. We could be the worst Premier League side of the last 10 years. We are a mess and deserve to go down!!!
….and that came straight out of the Bullsh*t Express from that shabby hut they call Bent Ford. Get Focussed BentBoy, Fulham are in the Premier League an experience you will never get in your lifetime so Escort yourself off this site!
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:49 AM

Its still nil-nil 90 minutes to go, Tony Khans daddy must see what is going on and must have taken some advice. I am sure some more will be purchased soon, if not it shows they are resigned to going down and do not want to spend any more even if to make right Tonys dodgy dealings!
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Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:09 AM

Well Mr Ranieri said he wanted a Leader on the field and then there was all this talk of two or three Chelsea FC players coming down the road to play on the Riverside for the rest of the season and even some of the older more experienced Leicester City FC players rejoining their old boss. What has happened so far the tower of Babel has arrived on loan (another hopeless loan player with little long term interest in our club), Emilinao Sala who it is said our club was chasing has joined Cardiff and we have sold both Steven Humphreys and Caudley Woodrow (a former Under 21 English international player). Why are we selling our best young players like Patrick Roberts and Moussa Dembele (both of them?). What half decent Premiership player would come to Fulham to play with this team? There is absolutely no team spirit and collective aim to cover for each other. We have to stop signing loan players and players when they are injured or from clubs that have just been relegated. We urgently need winners - who will bleed Fulham FC!
Babel ain’t on loan idiot!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:25 AM
Blame little khan for the mess we are in, buying crap players and loan players and selling our young players.This prat does not have a clue and until he is gone we will always in trouble.
posted by Dan y (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:38 AM
A loan again ? Naturally !
posted by Gilbert osullivan (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:43 AM
IMPS you make my day and make me laugh. If we ever meet in the Lion ill stand you a pint.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:17 AM
Nice one Gilbert !!,
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:51 AM
A Loan Again..... nice one. Gilbert’s Down Down Here seems very appropriate during these difficult times.
posted by Gilbert O’Sullivan Groupies (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 12:13 PM
Don't forget me cos the moment you met me , i swear !
posted by Claire (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:26 PM
Or "Get Down" perhaps.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 20th January 2019, 3:19 PM
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So if moan about politics! If I was invited to a meeting at work and I refuse to turn up to the meeting without a valid reason (generally very few if the meeting was legitimate and requested by the company), I’d be sack! Why isn’t Corbyn sacked as a MP?
What a lousy prospect Fulham relagated, No Brexit, and Corbyn Prime minister. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese spare us !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:04 AM
What a lousy prospect, Fulham relegated, No Brexit and Corbyn as Prime Minister. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese spare us !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:08 AM
As a Labour supporter, and now an ex Labour supporter, for several reasons, but the main one is that Corbyn is a complete liability to both his own party and the country as a whole. I never thought that I would say it, but Mrs May is, despite her faults, doing a far better job, than Corbyn ever could.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:35 AM
If nobody votes next time around. Thats when they will take any notice of the voters. All of them what ever party need a big wake up call. They are like the kids of today its the other parties fault and never theirs.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:28 AM
If there was a threat of world war four tomorrow and we need to decide what to do and the PM asked for cross party discussion, I suspect Corbyn will say he’s only prepare to help and discuss, if the PM rules out firing the first shot!! Believe it of not - that’s what Corbyn is doing right now with his attitude!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:06 AM
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So if moan about politics! If I was invited to a meeting at work and I refuse to turn up to the meeting without a valid reason (generally very few if the meeting was legitimate and requested by the company), I’d be sack! Why isn’t Corbyn sacked as a MP?
Corbyn, very dangerous, he gets in we are in all sorts of trouble. may, like her or hate her she trys, everyone says she is rubbish but does little in the way of suggestions. me as a humble Fulham fan have always backed someone being bullied so I an in team May.
posted by BIG GAZZA (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:15 AM
Don't dislike Mrs May but she is a firm believer in the EU so surely was the wrong person to try and deliver a good deal for Britain. Come the day when other nations become disillusioned and wish to leave how they go about it, whatever they do will have to be a lot better than our effort. We must be the laughing stock of the world!
posted by Other John (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:13 AM
Its like that programme Its a knock out. We didnt have a clue about how to do the problems and ended up last. But the other nations did it with ease and could work the games even with the joker. Now we are the biggest jokers of all time.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:28 PM
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Let’s all be honest here as true Fulham fans and myself for 50 years know we are not surviving. Today’s results have really sealed it as gap it too far even if we win two which will be a miracle, others have to lose and Cardiff Burnley Palace Southampton and Newcastle getting wins. Our chance for me personally was lost when the teams we played had their worst games against us being Newcastle away 3 Points, Leicester home , 3 points, Wolves Home 3 points. No defensive or midfield players signed again says it all , who wants to come? No matter what always be here at Fulham but nothing will change with Khans Ranieri or half this squad. Even winning tomorrow is too late and please please don’t say lots of games to go.
Kevin that is a very defeatist attitude, and the season is not over yet by a long chalk. If there were only 5 games to go and we are in a similar position, I could understand your opinion, so let's get behind the lads, as we have three very important games coming up, and we need 7 points from these games, so let's see what happens.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:58 AM
Have to agree as bad as it is until we are mathematically down we fight on cmon everybody if historically we adopted this attitude everybody would be waliking round now with funny haircuts and daft moustaches !!! and that includes the ladies !!! Been here before and come back must be positive !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 10:58 AM
I really don’t understand the point of accepting our relegation with so many points left to play for. Of course it’s highly unlikely that we will survive the drop but surely there is no harm in hoping for a break or two and a possible minor miracle. If we continue to drop points are the pessimistic guys among us going to post the same depressing obituaries every step along the way. I for one will not give up hope until it is mathematically impossible and the end result if we do fail will be equally disappointing if I dare to hope or simply throw in the towel right now. The only difference I can really see is that I will still be looking forward to match days no matter how misguided and the season will not be a complete waste of time.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 20th January 2019, 1:34 PM
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Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:04 PM

Following todays results does this mean we are now religated,i personaly think so what say the rest of you.
7 point gap, 48 points to play for,also need to play every team around us except Burnley and Huddersfield so if the unlikeliest result we pick up any points who knows? Basically need to go on some kind of run but never give up,keep the faith!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:11 PM
It looks like today's results have more or less sealed our fate as a Premier League team, as unless we beat Spurs tomorrow the gap between us and those above look insurmountable. Even a win tomorrow, which is very unlikely, we still have a hard job on our hands, as all of the relegation fighters, Palace apart, are picking up points at a steady rate. Most experts were tipping us, Huddersfield and Cardiff for the drop, and it looks like they are going to be right.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:30 PM
Surely it is only human nature that when the team take the field tomorrow, it will be with a heavy heart, as they must look at today's results, and realize that we are going down, and the fight will have been knocked out of them even before playing. I expect a lack lustre performance because of the situation that we are in, so why should they bother too much about the result. How many of those playing tomorrow will still be with us to challenge for the top next season. Very few I suspect, so now is the time to start planning.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:38 PM
Don’t bet against the markets is always good advice. We will be relegated without a whimper. The chances of a decent run are anywhere between o and zero. We were doomed from the off, as we had lack of experience st every level, from Directors, through coaching staff and players. Khan must be fairly shell shocked, assuming that £100m would pretty much guarantee survival. Alas, that counts for nothing if it’s not spent wisely. Save your breath, fellas, and just enjoy the ride, if you can.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:38 PM
It's quality that counts, and even though they're picking up a few points, Newcastle and Burnley are genuinely poor sides, and still well entrenched in our mini-league alongside Cardiff and Huddersfield. Above these relegation five, the likes of Southampton (their season is getting airborne after Hasenhuttl's appointment) and Palace (anyone able to put three past Liverpool are no slouches), are a quality gulf above all the teams below them. Suggest we take a rain check at the same time tomorrow after the Spurs game?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:02 PM
@ malden mick, was it you I heard robert elms mention on the wireless this morning?.
posted by Lively motor (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:18 PM
Lively Motors, it would be news to me.
posted by Malde Mick (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:26 PM
Don't think today's results made any difference, we've all known for a while that we were never good enough to hold our own in the Premier. Let's hope that somewhere along the way we can at least get one good result, sadly can't see it being tomorrow
posted by Other John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:52 PM
It really is the last chance to save the season. A win puts us 5 from 14th. If we lose, it’s over barring a miraculous run of away wins.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:08 PM
Mathematically it makes no difference if we lose tomorrow. Realistically we were down from the minute our last coach insisted on playing out from the back and had no plan B. The poor purchasers didn’t help. Quite how we didn’t get a defensive leader in and midfield terrier I don’t know as it was obvious we needed both. Championship is more fun - happy days
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:30 PM
Kunye was maths not your strong point at school !!, we are not relgated till it’s not possible to attain more points than the club that sits 4th from bottom at the end of season by my reckoning there’s still a lot of points to play for yet need at least 4 points from next two games for a start don’t give up just yet know it’s hard for some of our newer fans older fans been there a few times need to get amongst bottom clubs not easy but not impossible yet COYW!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 8:48 PM
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Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:05 PM

....extraordinary similarities with Fulham this season.
Have only watched the first episode, but it was exceptional viewing. Hope I'll make it through all eight episodes, although my track record on getting to the end of box-series isn't great! After Sunderland's pre-season annihilation by Celtic, the lass that said "it's like being in a bad relationship, you wanna leave, but you can't...". Hmmm. Methinks a few of us might be looking at life with FFC in a similar vain? And whatever you might think of Lee Catermole, that's the kind of guy we could do with at the club.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 5:40 PM
You're gonna die on NetFlix? You'd die quicker watching the BBC RIP Windsor Davies; always made me laugh. Ah well, "Oh dear, how sad, never mind".
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th January 2019, 6:52 PM
I love Netflix. Great value for money £10 per month for UHD package and each of my two sons watch our package for free at their houses. How good is that?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:56 PM
@Arizonan... I hadn’t though of it that way! But look, I only got to the second episode of Breaking Bad for god’s sake, and I think theres still 100+ episodes still to go. And even though the first two were terrific, somehow, I just end up moving onto other stuff. Like sorting out my sock drawer.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 11:58 PM
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Ok let me start off by saying whatever division we are in next year , i will still be season ticket holder , rain & shine and all that . In all reality we will be in Championship next year , current squad is not good enough and the proposed new signings will be short term sticking plaster - at best . We will probably be cut adrift by the month end . Then lets blood some of the very promising kids we have coming through . Give them big time experience and tie them into 2/3 year contracts . Weed out those more senior who have lost the desire . Humprhys was a big rare boned lad who might have been perfect in the championship , we need to hold onto our better youth players . Build for the future now . The fans want to see players with passion and can relate to the crowd , not mercenaries who are attracted by the London lifestyle .
Davidk some of us have been saying this since the days when we had Patrick Roberts. But because a so called football pundit said you wont win anything with the kids the sheep agree.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:21 PM
I saw him at a pre season tour to Eire a couple of seasons ago, had obvious potential, big strong and willing to get on the end of a cross. How short sighted is this?
posted by Johnny's Jockey (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:58 PM
Until little khan is kick into touch we will always be in the sh-t
posted by Dan Y (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 3:02 PM
I think he's just scored for Southend.
posted by little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:18 PM
Humphrys signs for Southend this morning and has put 2 in the back of the net already . Hope Babel can do the same :-)(
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:40 PM
hes got two now
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 4:49 PM
Well said Davidk. Geezer we played Roberts! We played Sess. The diff is Roberts took the cash ASAP and that was his choice. Sess stayed for the experience and will have the better career.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:33 PM
Phil we played middlesbough the first season we went down. It was very cold up there. About two hundred and fifty went up. Patrick come on half way through the second half. Ryan was not even on the radar then. And i think we lost two/ one
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See how we compare with fhe Wembley match, when we had 10 shots, 3 on target and 1 goal. Conceded 3. We are at home and spurs are playing without Dembele (who changed the first game), Son and Kane. So on paper we should be stronger! The only difference in our side is the manager. 1-0 Fulham!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 11:07 AM
John every game stands by itself. You carnt compare the last spurs game they are all different.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:11 PM
Agreed it will be a weaker Spurs side, but don't fool yourselves into thinking there are points to be had here. As yet we have never looked likely or capable of causing an upset !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 2:50 PM
We'll probably score for them..
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Saturday 19th January 2019, 9:14 AM

If all the rumours is true that Chelsea have a agreed with a deal with FFc for Cahill (who won’t get a game at Chelsea btw) but Cahill is not keen. If he comes to Fulham he wouldn’t even have to change his lifestyle, impact his family or his commute to work! It’s clear he hasn’tt got the hunger or think he is far too big for Fulham! Let’s forget it!! Save our 100k plus per week! We will only escape relegation if all the players are 110% committed and will fight for the club! Don’t bother getting out of your bed Cahill!
With his attitude he'd be perfect, the clubs full of people who couldn't give a toss.... I've never been so alienated from the club. They ripped the soul out of the team. They filled it with people who didn't even know where Fulham was who have wrecked everything. I won't bore u with how long I've been following the club. But I feel we will go into free fall who's gonna drag the club up next year. I know it's been said b4 but this team has already given up so let's get next season s team sorted Kmac captain, blood the yongsters. I keep hearing about the manager improving the team! Whilst this might be so statistically, it's totally defeatist football giving up the ball and thus the match. It's an absolute shambles and I'm not into the blame game it never solves nothing but certain people need to hold their hands and admit that they don't know what their doing. This doesn't have to be done in public, but discreetly for the sake of the club.
posted by Johnny's Jockey (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:41 AM
We have not lost the war yet and we have life. Until it is mathematically impossible? Cahill isn't keen and we can't blame him, but we can still try to get him onboard. He isn't Fulham but we can still try and sell him the dream. Things haven't been great lately and our heads are down. I think that Ranieri will give Cahill the full-on sales pitch with a glass of wine, as you do. They both have connections to Chelsea, Cahill is 32 and he needs game time. There is a big chance that we will get relegated, but we don't tell him that! We make him feel like he is the most important and bestest central defender ever, and that he needs Fulham more than anything. Smile, keep good eye contact and boost his ego, job done! We get Cahill, we keep a clean sheet in the next game, those clappers come out again to come on 'FULHAM' Happy Days' We all go home, kiss the wife, hug the cat, sing we love Fulham to the budgie, happy days are here again. How can we not love Fulham...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 3:43 PM
His keenness or otherwise is all paper talk. To be honest, I wouldn't want to entertain the move were I in his position, although it would be a good acquisition for the club. Can't see how you can play four across the back without Cahill and Ream getting in each other's way given that Ream seems to have a lost a lot of his jump height after his back injury.
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So apparently he blew out his knee tying his boot laces. Do we start calling it the curse of Khan yet?
Sequel to the wrath of Khan !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Saturday 19th January 2019, 11:50 AM
Can't blow your knee out tying your laces unless your knee is ready to blow out anyway. Doesn't bode well for his future this season. Going forward, knees and backs are notorious career enders, although GTH Khan seems prepared to gamble on them.
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Even i was getting a bit disillusioned with Ranieri and his methods and i think that he is a little bit impatient with some of our squad players. The once chance to impress cup game against Oldham was a bit harsh on Aite and Kabano in my opinion. Aite we all know that he has his problems with niggly injuries from last year and Kabano also. These guys really needed more time to bed their way back into our squad coming off international duties last season. Aite was always liked by Slavisa and he was always in his plans. I hope we keep hold of Kabano just in case we go down. He is the type of player we will need back in the Championships. Aite? I can't keep up to speed what is happening with him? If we seal the deal with Cahill and with Babel on board, that will be a good spinal background of experience that we need. Apparently, we are interested in Bryan Dabo, a tough defensive midfielder who plays for Hanover. I know our worries at SW6 and we like our free flowing football Slavisa prefers. I like it too, but we have been a little bit soft in the middle and i think that we are seen as a pushover at the moment which isn't good. If we can get the Cahill deal over the line, and Dabo a tough tackling and defensive midfielder on board? We will tighten up for sure and be a lot harder to beat. I would have liked to see more of Kabano and he is quick. We still need someone beyond Mitrovic because there is not enough pace in our side. I would like to see Sessegnon have a little more free reign and please keep him out of that penalty box area. Sessegnon needs to use his pace and invention to run at defenders. We need to keep some of that creative element to our game. In the meantime, we also need more stability at the back and to not lose the ball in midfield which causes us heaps of problems. I am prepared to give Ranieri the benefit of the doubt and we all need to hang fire and give him more time. We might just be up for a fight and surprise ourselves with more self-belief. Better than going out of this league with a whimper i say...
To be honest, most of us don't give a fig about more so-called 'self-belief'. It's one of those fuzzy cliches that Ron Manager types use, but it's meaningless. Call me simple, but 'self-belief' won't win us points, but goals will - especially if we can put them in the opposition net rather than our own.
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I appears tha Tim Krull has been playing a blinder fo Norwich, just to think we could have ha him for peanuts,a much better prospect than the chocolate fingers we paid a lot of money for to stand between the sticks
If my auntie hab Bollox ...........
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 11:04 PM
We have a goalie in the England squad and we don’t play him so he will want to leave. Rico will not be with us next season. Reminds me of the way we treated Marc, what a mess that was, remember we got Cardiff’s 3rd choice and he scored an own goal with the back of his head. We seem determined not to learn.
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Went to game today not my first this season and l promise you all shouting to give them a chance none are near the first team and yes ORiley did play yes clubs are looking at him can only think for future
I went too, but have been to the last 10. Went on Friday. They were as bad today as good on friday. O'Riley was playing 10 for first 30 minutes and as we had no one to play a forward ball had to go deepmto get. He actually delivered 3 precison balls that our goants were beaten too on every occassion. He also then played the 50 yard pass to det up the goal and actually nearly scored wiht an intinstinctive shot. It wasnt his best game but if your are coach you could see the set up was all wrong of the whole team and half them were not bothered. SO yes he was OK bit not great today.. however he is the top assister in PL2 and Im afraid way better than what usually shows up in the first team. The rouble with 23's is most games are like walkign football and Fulham are renowned for a terribly weak team. Most good ones have 5-6 players of a good standard at FFC we struggle to have 2 or 3. Was next to the coach from French club who has seen him 6 times this season. Agreed it wasn't his but in his words and opinion .."best all round U23 midfielder in England..just needs to be with good players.His club are currently watching to see his contract situation as they wont pay stupid fees .What that means is if he doesnt sign (which he wont I doubt unless he gets first team action) then they will offer him a pre contract next Jan..So as usual people who come to one match and make a judgement on youth get to only look in one way. In the same way he would be playing for Barcelona if you watched the Man Utd game.And that is the trouble with English football: opinions based on one game or short termism to use the phrase.Funny how the ex U23 coach of German club was given the Norwich job..is now playing 5-6 from the academy and offloading older players..Until this club starts thinking like that no player will ever have a chance..
posted by Rich (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:15 PM
Spot on..awful game and a lot of U23 games are like that. I actually scout (but for agency) I gave O'Riley a 6/10. Which btw was the best for a Fulham player. But he can only work in the environment he is in. His passing was spot on his dead ball delivery was as usual excellent with the exception of a free kick and Fulham U23's are known as very weak. With only him and occasionally a couple more as quality players.All I would say is we would have him as we see him as Premiership/Champions league potential..and yes first team now. Didnt go to the Utd game as I do the south but by all reports he gave Chong and Gomes a lesson in how to control midfield. O'Riley could absolutely do as good a job in Fulhams first team as any of the current players occupying those roles..just give him a run of a few games and you'll see. If not you will lose him
posted by DT (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:27 PM
Matt was ok Knowing him he probably will be very critical but if you look at it he was still trying thingsnall througj the game except nonone was on the same wavelength Agreed he’s absolutely ready and would not do worse but as usual fulham would rather pick players who are pedestrian and have failed week in week out Technically better and vision way ahead of many Play him or lose him (I’m a scout too btw)!!
posted by Webbo (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:55 PM
And for those passing judgement on one game read this https://the4thofficial.net/2019/01/celtic-looking-to-make-a-bid-for-this-fulham-midfielder-what-can-he-add-to-rodgers-squad/
posted by Webbo (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:57 PM
What is wrong with the management coaching staff, ok the lad may not be ready for premiership football,but a loan spell to a good championship side could give us a better insite to his ability
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 10:37 PM
You won’t know unless you try him Obscenity at Southampton I saw him in 23’s against fulham Did ok but Matt was and is streaks ahead He was given a chance and they now have an asset Btw they are in a relegation battle too Then look at Gibbs -White wolves Skipp Souts Neither as good (spurs head agrees O’Riley is superior but cost is prohibitive) He’s the kind of player who will be better the higher up he is Maybe top championship tea that dominates or plays passing game otherwise abroad or premier league So why not fulham? Seri,cairney,etc none have set the world alight yet are given game time week in week out and haven’t delivered
posted by Webbo (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 10:51 PM
Oops Obafemi !!
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Sky is saying we have got Cahill
Yep, looks like a done deal at last - fingers’ crossed.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 18th January 2019, 7:17 PM
18:57 CAHILL TO FULHAM? Fulham have agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign Gary Cahill, Sky Sports News understands.
posted by Banjowest7000 - Friday 18th January 2019, 7:18 PM
bbc sport says he aint
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 7:23 PM
Geezer , the BBC go home at 5
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 8:03 PM
Chelsea have agreed to sell Gary Cahill to Fulham, but the defender is unsure on the move, according to Sky Sports News.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 18th January 2019, 8:32 PM
Nearly there with Cahil MST. It is now up to Ranieri to convince him to sign. He obviously isn't keen on a possible drop-down to Championship level. I think Ranieri can give him the smooth Italian sweet talk? Dillyding-Dillydong! and we get our man. The greatest escape might be on yet...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:35 PM
The biggest problem is Cahill is not keen. So even if he signs - will he give his 110% or he’s just come here to Draw his pension. Frankly, I don’t want another Seri who I think believe he’s too big for this club!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 10:22 PM
I've consistently said that the problem is Cahill. Also it looks as if talk of other suitors is bull. We only want him for 4 months, then he can look for a better job. I doubt he is our designated saviour anyway and if he was keen to play football every week he would have signed already. Give him the money, Barney!
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Ranieri on Babel:

“He’s not 100% fit, and I will have to choose whether to start with him or bring him on during the match. It’s important that my players play how I want during the match.”
And your point is... remember he needs time (not a luxury for him or us) for the players to defend better in this league but they has been an improvement & scores haven't went our way. Your point is MST?
posted by BOE (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 3:44 PM
Our lot must be mutton then. Because none listen to him. And agree with you MST. We seem to be getting further and further down that dark tunnel and no light at the end of it.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 4:16 PM
My point is that (yet again) we’ve brought in an unfit player. He’s 32, how long do you think he’ll last at PL pace.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 18th January 2019, 4:19 PM
Hopefully half a season to see us through to safety MST. All managers state that it depends on the fitness of a new player when asked if they will start. Keeps the opposition guessing!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 18th January 2019, 4:34 PM
at least he's not injured! He will dye his hair white. he will play, he will score and he will win us the game!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 5:14 PM
Hope Babel is not a secret agent for Liverpool? I am a bit nervous after Spygate up at Leeds. If he scores and we win? I want hair like that...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 5:45 PM
All is not lost yet, as I have been checking back on the 2007/08 season, and we only had 15 points after 23 matches, and we still stayed up with only 36 points. It can be done. COYW
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 6:17 PM
Cahill on his way allegedly
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 7:56 PM
Yet another joke. I reckon at least 4 weeks to get up to speed; that's time we don't have. Cahill will likely be the same - if he ever comes. And regarding CR's 'system', I thought we were already playing it and we keep losing! It isn't the system he employed to win the EPL, more like the system that got him fired!
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if we stand a chance this weekend with a weakened Spurs team - we need to bring in a centre half by 12pm today! I suspect Sess will play left back. Babel in front of him. on the right, we'd play Christie and with Schrulle infront. I'd quite like someone to come in and play with Le Merchand at the back!
Dream on John. FFC will not pay for anyone decent until the second half of the transfer window. That's another 3 games and show how much faith TK has in CR's ability to produce his 'miracleman' image again. I suggest you'll sleep better if you stop reading NewsNow. The best guide to what FFC are (not) doing is the club website or fulhamweb.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 10:58 AM
Christie and Schurrle ....... that strikes fear into the hearts of spurs
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 11:56 AM
Where do you people get these ideas from.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 12:16 PM
On the subject of the Spurs game 1-3 has a horrible ring of truth that it could be the score. Please you guys make our weekend for us all !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 12:20 PM
I was telling a couple of spurs boys about blokes on this board saying spurs were weak and about kane and the other bloke not playing And they pissed them self with laughter.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 12:26 PM
Weakened - not weak! A poorer Amazon boss Jeff Bezo (giving his missus half his money) is still doing alright and will not be going to the food bank anytime soon...

posted by John (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 12:47 PM
All these promises about signing new players during the transfer window, are now beginning to fall by the wayside, and the promise by me to buy a season ticket for next season, will also fall by the wayside. If we go into the next few matches without any new signings then it will mean that the management team have given up all hope of survival, and if they don't care, why the hell should I ?
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 1:29 PM
Despite some stupid comments by TK about going 'to hell' They did say after the September shopping spree that Fulham conduct their transfer business in private and don't 'shout about it'. Then spending too much as it turned out. What we don't need now is another influx of players who will have to 'adjust', more time wasted I think 3 at the most now, but no more over 30's please. Fulham 2-1 Spurs. COYWs.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 1:50 PM
I'll go 1-1 COYWs
posted by BOE (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 2:02 PM
Thanks for that John should have known how to spell that
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 2:05 PM
Geezer, do you know Dave Wiltshire from Cippenham? (off topic - my apologies).
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 18th January 2019, 3:30 PM
Not very good at names. But might if i see him . Better at boats
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 4:06 PM
I would like Trumps brick wall behind Marchand and Christie...
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Fulham are in desperate need of a left back, Ashley Cole is available, why not, he’s head and shoulders above anyone we have at the moment. We could offer a contract until the end of season. Lampard is trying to get him at Derby, maybe if we showed interest in Cole we may just get lucky.
Watched him vacation here in LA the last couple years. Way way past it. Lost all his pace.
posted by Californian - Friday 18th January 2019, 2:00 AM
Really? we are already lacking pace on the right side with Ream. adding Cole would be suicidal. Cole was the best left back. He's struggled for pace in US - he will struggle for pace even in the Championship - forget premier league (as sadly we have found out for all our players!).
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:34 AM
obviously meant the left side.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:35 AM
Could we get Cheryl Cole for the same price. They say she's still a pretty quick mover.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 11:00 AM
Now simply known as Cheryl !
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If my memory serves me right the majority of posters were calling for JS’s head long before he was fired. Sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for. I believe our woes stem from abandoning the team which gained us promotion, unlike Wolves, by TK’s stupidity in spending money without consulting the manager and ending up with players unsuited to Premier League football and with little interest, apart from picking up their inflated wages, of playing for Fulham. Yes we had injuries at the start of the season but to allow daddy’s little boy, who has no understanding of soccer, dictate to the manager what players we should buy is sheer lunacy. Having destroyed team spirit by the influx of mercenaries we then lay the blame on the manager, which absolves young Tony, and then appoint someone totally unsuitable for a team in our dire position. We needed a man of iron who could restore discipline, team spirit and select players who have the desire to play and shed blood for our team. Our academy players are promising and if we do not give them an opportunity to gain first team experience then someone else will, as witnessed by the interest being showned in O’Reilly by English snd German clubs. Please Mr Khan stop destroying our club and appoint a manager who will be responsible for the recruitment of players. If you do not we will languish in the Championship or worse.
We have gone totally backwards. Even the likes of Aluko and Piazon is better than Vietto etc. I could go on but no point now...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 9:30 PM
class that e are ignoring and its not even his best stuff!!.. https://twitter.com/LastLibertineYT/status/1086001518501863429
posted by rich (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:14 PM
Agree 100% last years squad at least deserved a chance together instead of bit part roles He has missed the importance of the team spirit that we had so much of in second half of last season. Given how much better we were than Cardiff and even Wolves after Xmas how high might that group be know
posted by Pat (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 11:07 PM
I think people tend to forget that after promotion, SJ stated that the squad needed strengthening to have a chance to stay up. Some players that got us up were on loan, so there was no way that we could play the same team as last season this term. Nobody on this forum truly knows how much input SJ had into the summer business and I find it hard to believe that TK decided who to buy and who not to buy totally independently from the so called football experts at the club. People say that Fulham is his play thing, really? What a load of nonsense. The training ground is state of the art, we are getting a new stand, we have purchased the old BBC sports ground to extend our training facilities. That does not sound like someone who is playing around. Yes, we are not in a great position in the table currently, did people really expect us to fly away in our first season back? I didn't and always thought it would be a difficult season, but it is not over yet and we are not down yet, so keep the faith all.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 18th January 2019, 9:31 AM
Well put COJ, I would like to add the fact that SJ thought he could be gung-hoe in this league even if he had the same squad, he was & would be mistaken. CR will not be everyone's cuppar but he has experience & the players are there to keep us up (add 1 or 2 with Babel). The season isn't finished yet. So hold judgement & COYW...
posted by BOE (Guest) - Friday 18th January 2019, 3:21 PM
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Not sure what is happening or what the Fulham hierarchy is cooking up, but we need much more than Ryan Babel. I wouldn't have minded someone like a Yaha Toure to shore up our midfield and he would make a perfect stop-gap for us. Toure with all his experience would be perfect to work along with Tom Cairney and to just settle our nerves. It is a pity our board cannot see that we need someone like him. His Wages might be an off-putter, but there is still no harm in asking? It does look and feel like we are preparing and accepting relegation so there is no point in arguing about who is good or not good enough anymore. If we are keeping who we have minus Kamara and O Rielly, i hope we also keep hold of Kabano. Kabano did show a bit of pace and guile without hitting the target against Oldham and i still think that he isn't quite match fit and up to speed yet. We need somebody ahead of Mitrovic just to take the attention off him. Mitro can get stuck in a hole and he is well marked most of the time and he isn't the quickest off the block. There is still time in this window yet and my opinion means nothing so i guess we wait patiently and see which way Chairman Khan moves. Stick or bust? Try the great escape route or accept our fate? Over to Chairman Moi, sorry -Khan...
Owen i bet you still believe in father christmas.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:43 PM
LOL' Absolutely Geezer. I would love it if we give it a go and try the great escape. Yaha Toure even though he is 35 and maybe slower would be brilliant for us. I would get excited if he came on board absolutely. I feel so down that we may have given up and it is all so quiet...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:50 PM
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He’s played over 500 games! If he was a car, that’s an equivalent of a car with 100,000 miles. I wonder how much horse power and acceleration he’s got left?! I hope he is a Mercedes E class and not an Alfa Romeo! The good news is he’s got a coach who’s done an equivalent of 250,000 miles coaching to lead him the way!
…and you John how many miles have you done? Babel hasn’t even kicked a ball yet and probably still hasn’t found the loo at Motspur Park! let alone at The Cottage. Give the guy a break! If after a number of games he plays like a donkey then by all means stick him in the yard with the rest of em! Just remember when Danny Murphy came to us how much mileage had he done? and was he any good?
posted by FFC Fan (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:47 PM
On another plus point Babel is not a car. Lets welcome him and see what he can do, welcome and good luck Ryan.
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listening to Mathew Le Tisseir on Talksport today, he has written us off about trying to survive the drop. According to his voice of wisdom, he said that there is only one relegation place to fill, as both Huddersfield and Fulham cannot survive. He is probably right, but it is annoying to be written off with 16 games to go. Come of Fulham, prove the man wrong.
Yes he is probably right - trouble is he is on the outside looking in whilst us lot are on the inside trying to see if there is still a glimmer of hope, !!
posted by Other John (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 5:29 PM
Your fault for listening to talks...t,
posted by eric (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 5:41 PM
Yes think a lot of us are getting used to the very real prospect of relegation with our new expensive signings bringing any real value. When CR finally admits he does not have the nous to beat the drop could he at least give us the satisfaction of seeing last years team given a go (obviously minus Fredericks and Taggart) In Particular I would like to see Stefan Tom and Kevin in action together from the start of a match.
Even if we did lose I know it would not be through lack of effort
posted by pat (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 5:53 PM
Also minus Kalas, Piazon, Norwood, Ojo, etc. Also think Mac is injured.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 6:10 PM
We don’t stand a chance of survival, whichever pundit you listen to. It’s over, so get over it. What’s sad is that we havent managed one surprise result this season, and will exit without a whimper
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:15 PM
The surprising result could have and should have been Tottenham without Kane and Song. I don't think we have it in us now but you never know? Strange things can happen when you least expect it...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:53 PM
owen you never though that was going to happen. Get with it we are down
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Yoga was developed in India. India hasn't produced one good footballer in almost two hundred years. Lose the yoga and practice defense.
Some great cricketers though. If you're fielding in the slips for any period of time a bit of concentration and flexible reflexes goes a long way. Maybe tantric might be a better idea ...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 17th January 2019, 3:57 PM
Konsham Singh -Defender, Jeje Lalpekhlue -Striker.
posted by Hunter (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 4:57 PM
Just a little footnote. I live in slough and the Indian bloke that used to live a couple of doors away. Was telling me that when he was young he was born in Birmingham. And was good at football Which his two boys also tell me. And could have signed on for West brom. But his dad said no because his dad said he will be called a fu'''k paki. And he said his dad was right looking at what has happen to the first black players of the past.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:07 PM
Agree with Bill. Yoga is part exercise and part religion. as i have tried to explain in so many words delicately. Some players who follow religion are maybe Christian or Muslim. Yoga believe it or not do follow Hindu and some other eastern mystic religions. I am 100% certain that it would not be appropriate for most followers of Christian and Muslims to practice. There will be some moderate Christians who will look at yoga as an exercise routine only. Ranieri has obviously gone down a different route to try and get the best out of what we have, but he hasn't put any thought into it. His management methods are starting to rival Felix Magaths quirky methods. When i heard about the Kamara spat between the instructor and Mitrovic stepping in, i put 2 and 2 together. I could be totally wrong folks and it really does not matter now. I backed Ranieri when most didn't but now i think it was the wrong appointment. Slavisa hasn't taken a job as yet and hopefully when we are relegated, perhaps our board will reinstate him? Slavisa and Khan are very good friends and i don't see any major stumbling block into why we shouldn't have him back. SW6 and Fulham suits him, and i hope he waits around...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:39 PM
What the hell are you babbling on about idiot!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:48 PM
LOL' It doesn't matter now impartial, nice to hear from you...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:52 PM
So imps insulting , rude message is left on while my message is removed , why ?
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This is a nutshell is what is wrong We are in a relegation battle they are fighting for top spot So staked high for both They trust youth we don’t Anyone who’s seen both know both good but spurs academy coach has said he rates Matt better just they have more belief in their youth!!
Its not just O'Riley... Steven Sessegnon is better than Christie and Fosu Mensah, Ryan Sessegnon is being destroyed by CR, either subbing him at half time or bringing him on for the last 10 minutes of a match. Another reason we should have stuck with SJ, he had a plan for all the youth players who were good enough, he gave Sess his chance and O'Riley and fellow Sess would have go theres, CR wants his bonus for keeping us up, he wont risk 18 year olds with no experience, he isnt willing to risk a 18 year old with a 100 appearances behind him! I like Joe Bryan but the perfect position for Sess in this formation is a Left Wing Back he is perfect model for that position, pace, decent defensively but not quite a left back, great going forward and pops up with very important goals. Now Babel has arrived i doubt we will see much of Sess this season at all...
posted by Adam (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 12:24 PM
Looks like they are selling / giving away Stephen Humphries to Southend , I wonder how many kids we will have left by the summer
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:49 PM
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Well that was a fun day politically yesterday wasn't it? Two and half years to work out that a cross party agreement on Brexit might be the best way forward. Unbelievable!

Anyway back to football:

Ryan Babel's recruitment is an absolute joke in my opinion and it's about time Shahid Khan personally investigated what is going on with recruitment at our club.

I have made no secret of the fact that I think Ranieri is a buffoon and it seems that he has compounded my opinion of him by convincing Tony Khan that we need a 32 year old journeyman who couldn't hit a cow's whatsit with a banjo!

Tony Khan wrote on Twatter that there will be multiple signings in January that will save our club from relegation but I reckon by the time the window closes the average age of the squad will have increased by 10 years and we will finish the season with several records:

Most goals conceded
Least games won
Most games lost
Not sure about least points as I seem to remember that Derby went down with about 15.
Least points will be Huddersfield. Most points gained from Feb to May = Fulham. Ryan Babel to be top scorer in PL from Feb to May. Fulham to have the best defensive record in PL from Feb to May. Crikey I just had a lovely dream and have just woken up to reality!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:38 AM
Not going to argue whether brining pensioners in is a guarantee to survival. What I Will argue is that when CR signed he must have left it blatently clear to TK who or what he was going to nead and that it had to be sorted out by very early january or else CR would be off.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:45 AM
Until we see how Babbel plays I won’t stick up for him or knock him. But I will say that he worked his way back into the Netherlands team and done pretty well in the UEFA tournament and they will be playing England in the semi-final this year.
posted by Midds - Thursday 17th January 2019, 12:43 PM
Well said Midds, for goodness sake let's give the guy a chance to show us what he can do- who knows maybe we will be singing his praises in a few weeks time- remember I did say Maybe !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 12:50 PM
I don't post much,as I prefer to keep my head below the parapet,but I must say that MST makes many valid points (most of the time!)and I agree with absolutely everything he has just said. What I find even more depressing in these deeply depressing times is looking at the official website,which I reget to say remains continuously bland.Where is the motivation for the fans on here?As usual a complete lack of information except for a lot of palaver about a very mediocre new signing.
posted by Dave Brooks (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 12:57 PM
yes, let's leave Babel alone and give him at least a few games before slaughtering or praise him!
regarding transfer - our only successful buy in the last 2 years is still only Mitro and guess how he was recruited? He had to get off his flight to Anderlech because they no longer wanted him and he called Joka. Slavisa pulled all stops with Khan Junior to get him! Everyone else you can argue at best PAR. We need a director of football badly!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 1:28 PM
Jeez MST you post that about the stupidity of Brexit and then you go on about Babel’s recruitment? Must be the Jekyll and Hyde in you!! Midds and the Other John you’re talking sense.
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ME 2. mines subjective. Extremely disagree that likes of Neymar or other Icons for kids
( at least on overseas tv) should set certain trends for the younger ones.
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don't read it mst and you wont have a hisyfit! it looks as if at least 10 clubs in England Germany and scotland are interested in buying him. so why are Fulham the least interested in playing him? probably as Ranieri doesn't like youth but more likely corruption, some one must be coining it from usm, why hasn't this been sorted by khan? it cant be him as he could buy out usm a thousand times over.
Im a season ticket holder. After the first few games i knew we were playing not very good . But with what has been going on at the club. I have not been going to any away games of which i do most of. And not been to a lot of homes because of the game changes [fifteen in all]. And time changes. As i have other things in my life to do. And untill things change i will not be going to any more games. And waste my time and money. Just my own little protest.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 5:57 PM
Do you want to sell you ticket
posted by telllboy - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 6:22 PM
What a great question, can't you afford one TB.
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 6:39 PM
its an oap ticket only. I might sell the seat for the rest of the season. But seeing we are going down i need it for next season had the same seat for a few years and dont want to loose it.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 6:39 PM
Wow , if only we had more fans like you Geez.
posted by Charlie Croker (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:03 PM
It would ony take one match to show what ffc fans think, won't happen though.
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:19 PM
Nosser, your post got hijacked. Sems t be the in thing on this forum probably because most stick their heads in the sand and can't see or won't see the broader corruption problem at the club and would rather point to squirrels. O'Riley is the litmus test of Rainieris management capability and he's failed it. The swamp continues.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:59 PM
To be honest I can't get my head around it.

Of course I have read what's on twatter and in the press from the links that have been posted on this board but if there is such massive corruption at our club (and others) how come the world and his wife know the intimate details yet the authorities don't.

It doesn't make sense to me because if it is as bad as it has been portrayed then, the Government quango (or whatever organisation is set up to investigate fraud within) would be hauling people in to explain why there has been no prosecutions.

Perhaps I'm being naïve but what we are being expected to believe about Premier League clubs and USM is along the scale of the Watergate affair. So I'm not burying my head in the sand, I just find it difficult to believe that something of the scale that has been portrayed on this board and in the media and social media has not been closed down by the authorities. If the world and his wife supposedly know about it then why don't they? It just doesn't make sense.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 8:41 AM
Nosferatu sorry i nicked your post. I agree with you about the kids. Patrick Roberts was another one we lost. He came on at Middlesbrough just after we went down. And they could not handle him. And if we dont watch out we will lose the next bunch of them. Instead we splash out on rubbish. He could have saved himself pot loads. Drop the lot we got and play them. Then may be we may come up a lot better prepared .Leeds are playing some of their kids and the kid Clarke made both against Derby and got man of the match.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 9:41 AM
MST. STart with the (probably correct) assumption that the shenanigans between the club, USM and O'Riley are not illegal. USM influences, the club abides and O'Riley gets the short end of the stick. That's highly unethical on many fronts, and needs to be challenged, but it's not illegal in the eyes of the law. Backhanders and phony payments to parents and guardians are well disguised and as far as I know there's no law against these types of corrupt practices. Like all forms of greed and corruption however they will eventually destroy all they touch. The Seri problem hasn't gone away, neither has the malign influence of USM, the money grasping attitude of the club towards fans and the sheer incompetence of Tony Khan. "Go to hell" indeed. It would suit all fans if he took his own advice.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 17th January 2019, 3:49 PM
Where’s Roberts now not exactly pulling up trees !!!!unfortunaty think we missed the boat cash wise TAKE NOTE !!!!
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Better Retain Every Ex-player In Team ...
Same as Europe & UK headless chickens spring to mind.
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As a native Texan I'm horrified and utterly embarrassed at that effort.
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These are the basic requirements for new players. FFC seem to go for recovering players who do not guarantee a starting date. Kneews rarely get better long term but it seems TK is driven by the price - even to the extent of shafting new players (Seri). What a man, what a disaster!
My kneews hurt me sometimes. Too much hosre riding.
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You sure Arizonan!!!!
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Just read on News Now that he might be going to a Turkish club on loan. Shame but that maybe why we got Babbel.
like you said its only news
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:22 AM
more press speculation, written to sell papers, no basis for truth.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:49 AM
we got babble cos baby khan is a pratt
posted by eric (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:03 AM
Maybe we got him because he can do the Lotus position.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 1:37 PM
AK was given a chance after the penalty incident & seems to have blown it again. I thought AK had more heart & desire, may be I'ts a dressing room thing after only a few months.
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My girlfriend used to practice the lotus position, but only on a tiled floor.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 3:27 PM
I am told it’s internal, CR had enough of him. Cahill coming.
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I can understand DUP voted against the deal. I can almost understand SNP (as a nation wanted stay in EU) and Lib Dem (most of them are remainers) voted against the deal. Yes, the likes of Johnson and Mogg have hidden agenda but on the whole, each MP was allowed to make their own judgement about the deal. Why can't any of The Labour MPs make their own decision (for their constituent) on the deal?? There was no party politics when we had the referendum - there SHOULD NOT be any party politics when we vote on any deals. Otherwise, no solution will ever be found!!

We need to change the law so party politics must be put aside for any referendum issues! Otherwise, what is the point!?
Agree 100% but it became party political and may I say, even personal, the moment that Theresa May became prime minister without an election.

I doubt any of us have read the deal in any detail but leaving the EU without any kind of deal on duty, free movement, pensions, driver's licenses, passports, etc., etc., etc. would be absolute madness and will cost people their jobs, their homes and their livelihoods.

This is what happens when you give people who have no idea what they are voting for a free vote. If we had a second referendum now many older people who voted will be dead or incapable and youngsters ineligible to vote at the time would now be eligible so the outcome could be completely different. Just this dynamic alone means that the current political temperature may NOT be the will of the (current) people.

I say call the whole thing off because the UK is embarrassing to the rest of the World right now as Fulham is to the Premier League!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:19 AM
That is totally undemorcratic, the mp’s are not carrying out the will of the majority of people who voted, and I for one new what I was voting for, and that was out with no deal, start from scratch and go from there
posted by Democracy (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:44 AM
MST I think youve nailed it when you mention about undocumented voters being able to excercise this democratic right . In a general election if the elected party puts a country in a shambles, it can normally be re routed in the next 4-8 years. If you get it wrong in a referendum it may nead a generation to get back on track.You may have deducted from previous posts that I dont live in the UK. I run a business which only imports from the UK and at the time of the referendum I was persoanlly not too bothered about Brexit as I had already had some basic experiance in my early years dealing with import taxes,etc when Spain had still not entered the E.U. The consequences today are far different. Brutal Burocracy and possibly malintentioned practices are on the drawingboard, so as a certain saying goes (which I cant remember right now) even geniuses change their mind. PS:This post has no intention of supporting either option. I fully respect, understand and initially supported it, but unfortunately these extremly important matters are handled by politicians....
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:44 AM
MST, you are so wrong about the youngsters voting to stay in. I deal with many youngsters, who were not old enough to vote in the last referendum, but they have seen what a treacherous lot the EU are, are not all of course, but the majority would vote to come out of the EU. If another referendum was held, which it won't be, then a huge majority to come out would win. So what is the point of another vote MST, it would be a complete waste of time and money, as the result would be the same. Stick to what you know about Fulham, in your comfort zone.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:47 AM
Well said Brian, I think the vote would have been even wider to leave if voters were made to take I.d to vote, and let’s not get into the double voting by some students or the comical postal voting scam
posted by Democracy (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:50 AM
Brain, where did I write that youngsters would vote remain?? Right, I DIDN'T - I just wrote the dynamic COULD be completely different.

You are paraphrasing and making up things in your head - a bit like a politician.

And, by the way you are referring to one small part of "little" Britain that you might know not the whole country so why not stop making seeping statements about something which you clearly do not know too much.

You have no idea what I know and do not know so please debate by all means but don't go making sweeping statements or suppositions about what you think I know or not - you just make yourself look stupid.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:57 AM
A lot of mps sort themselfs out nice little earners with companies when they leave or jack it in. Thats what some of them have one eye on. just like bell end blair They went to the country for a vote and they were told to pull out of europe. That means all together what ever. And screw the rest of it. And put this country first for a change.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:20 AM
100% agree with Democracy.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:22 AM
MST brilliant agree 100% with you. I was meeting up with a few friends for a drink last night near Parliament and we had to walk past demonstrators. We all commented that the remain supporters were young and leave supporters were old retired.
posted by FFC Fan (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:24 AM
My point is less about who is voting for what, or even what I'd prefer (btw remaim). My point is the law is F*&KED! We need to rethink our democratic process for Referendums. Right now, it's a complete joke and the country is a bigger laughing stock than Fulham FC. You wouldn't think that is possible!!!

Firstly, we need to introduce some law to ensure we have integrity (i.e. not mis-leading or even a pack of lies made up) in the promises made during referendum.

Secondly, if we act on a referendum decision, party politics must be put aside and create cross party and completely independent team to deliver. No conflict of interest for themselves or their party. Only in the interest of the country.

Thirdly, this idea that it is not democratic for the country to change their mind is ridiculous. For argument sake, if 99% of the country now want to remain - are we saying we should still go ahead for the sake of it. And no one would say it isn't democratic. I know we don't have 99% but where is the line that a change of mind is considered democratic!?

posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:55 AM
If we argue Brexit on this forum we will simply read the repetitive junk we have had for the past 18 months. Seems to me that nobody knows for certain what could happen whether leave with no deal (so called experts disagree), leave with Mrs May's botch-up (so called experts disagree), stay in as suggested by EU leaders (yes, surely they have our best interests at heart). I'm still voting OUT (if asked) but have no confidence in Mrs May's power or desire to deliver (how can anyone trust her?).
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:00 AM
As I wrote above John I agree 100% and for people to say they knew what they were voting for is absolute nonsense because nobody even knows NOW what they voted for in terms of leave.

Not even MPs can agree on what it is now let alone at the time of the referendum so how could anybody make a conscious vote in all honesty knowing what they voted for and the implications.

We were all fed a load of propaganda and rhetoric by a bunch of people who only had political motives rather than what leaving (or staying) in the EU actually means to businesses, ex pats, the man in the street right now and for future generations to come.

One expensive cock up made by Cameron who just walked and left the rest of us to pick up the pieces and argue amongst ourselves.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:06 AM
I agree with most of your comments John apart from the last part John, the vote was taken two years ago and that was the outcome. If we go by your reasoning we will never make a decision as people will always complain if the decision wasn’t what they wanted. And I have to say I’m in Sussex and would say about 80% f the people I speak to want out. I also run two companies, one of which is national and the people I speak to in various regions also want out. For the record I am not anti Europe my family are originally from Germany and my wife is French. But the EU is the biggest ponzu scene scam going, they are unelected, have not produced any audited accounts, and this idea of one rule for every country simply doesn’t work as we’ve seen with various counties economies in ruin due to the EU rules put on them and there inability to control there own interest rates. And as for free movement that’s a disaster waiting to happen correction it already has with unveted people entering the UK
posted by Democracy (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:09 AM
Christ do any of you lot have a bloody job? ;D)
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:26 AM
FFC. Us old rinks know a lot more and have heard it all before. When i was fifteen i was told you need to vote when i could. And was told we will do this and that. Now im seventy one im still hearing the same old s;;;t. And thats why the old rinks voted to come out we know whats going to happen further down the road.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:49 AM
M white semi retired now. And if your doing nothing i need a touch with some painting. Hope you and the misses are all good over there.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:55 AM
I'll hop over on the next flight Geezer no worries!
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 12:07 PM
Ask yourself why politicians fat cats and the Eu don’t want it to happen, they don’t represent me so why should I agree. Personally would be good if we left and the whole thing falls apart. Let countries maintain their identity and begin trading with each other again separate from the joint money pot that is the Eu. Why do Britain have the longest working hours in Europe?
posted by Pez (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 12:58 PM
The old rag the mirror got it spot on. No deal. No hope. No clue. And no confidence. About right for Fulham as well.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 1:20 PM
geezer spot on. Lets have a referendum every five years, First to three wins. Odd's 2119 Bet365 even money.
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 2:05 PM
Knew we would come back to football in the end! Some of you must have a lot of time on your hands, I am glad I’ve still got a job! well here's hoping??
posted by FFC Fan (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 2:12 PM
Trouble with the mirror is they want Corbyn as our next PM !!!
posted by Other John (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 3:00 PM
I’m agreeing with you MST . If the others get their way and make us vote again I will vote out just on the way they have treated and disrespected Theresa May . As somebody else has said on this post this was never a political thing . Perhaps somebody should have set up a cross party group at the beginning of negotiations . If we do leave with a no deal , sack them all for not being able to carry out a simple instruction , I know I would have been sacked for not doing my day job . Over to you Mr Khan ...
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 4:23 PM
THE other john its not what the mirror wants . Its what the voters want. Its like posters on here want its who Fulham want and by.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 5:41 PM
Sorry Geezer but the mirror is a socialist rag and the will be happy to see Bro Corbyn at No 10
posted by Other John (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:14 PM
Or even they will be happy !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:16 PM
Where does this Brexit bloke play? I don’t think we should sign him as sounds like a load of trouble. Get that Junker bloke in, he is well slippery and will make the ball disappear.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:53 PM
A vote that took part two and a half years ago is old hat, and means sod all now. Only the repercussions from leaving. Apart from the fact that the ballot paper ONLY had leave or stay in the EU, NOT to leave the single market nor the customs union nor the European Court of Justice, which the government forced through parliament. That's not obeying the will of the people, in my book.
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Saw this just now..if true a real shame. Was at the game of Friday and he was class.. Better than Chong and Gomes who get game time at Utd! https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/bundesliga-jadon-sancho-callum-hudson-odoi-premier-league-transfer-news-epl-a8729736.html
Yes Matt will possibly leave,as was Jesse Jeronen possibly the best keeper we had on our books, along with Dembele.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:15 AM
Where does this come from know we wanted to send him on loan for experance which is good idear before playing him in Premiership are we selling him now
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:05 AM
Why would you go on loan? We ain’t playing him he’s better than what we’ve got and it seems FFC have frozen him out If I was him I would go There is no pathway at fulham anymore
posted by Dt (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:15 AM
Good read Rich & it is a shame Fulham like most other PL clubs can't or won't give a chance to young players. Would Ryan S be hot property if CR was in charge 3yrs ago ?. FFC have lost a few good young players with talent & no return for there investment over the last few years... Slavisa will pluck 1 or 2 at his next club.
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What happened to this remarkable system for recruiting. Now Babel? Oh Dear. What is Frank Spencer up to these days? Doubt if he moves as well these days but at least he would entertain us and give us a laugh.
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Time to lighten things up a bit with a funny but true story. Walked down from my gaff the day before the 1-0 win v Huddersfield to the team store and treated myself to an AK kit as I liked his desire & goals he got us earlier. The next day he had that howler with the penalty now this. Thinking I'll buy Eden Hazard, Aguerro, Pogba, Salah kits tomorrow? Any other suggestions lads?
Buy a Johnny Haynes kit can't go wrong. There are lots of supporters in the same boat.... Buying a Brentford shirt will wake you up.
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Maybe not ideal to sign a 32 year striker who previously struggled on the premier league. But I am happy we have a new player. We need to make some changes. But where is he going to play? He’s not going to replace Mitro and unless CR plays 2 up front, he’d play on the left wing. My question is shouldn’t we try to find a right wing striker. We already have Sess and Schrulle who both preferred to play on the left sideZ on the right we have Kamara, who’d rather play centre forward and turning out to be a disruptive player. I’d rather buy a natural right wing striker. We still haven’t found the width on the right since we lost Frederick and it’s a space we need to fix more urgently than the left! So will be interested in the formation CR will play!
posted by Caaaaarrffreeee (Guest) - Thursday 17th January 2019, 2:02 AM
Racist Chelsea scum
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So we've signed a guy called Bryan Rabble, I'm guessing he'll fit right in
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He fits right in:0(
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I wrote "at a fan" but came out slightly differently. A bit like our signings!
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Just a combination of not understanding football!! I wrote before, you can throw money as you can throw s...t and a fan and hopes some sticks. The truth is and I would love to know the truth, who recruited SJ? How lucky were we and how lucky the Khans! I cannot believe it was either of them but would love to be proved wrong!! We had an extraordinary flair and identity, played great football and with SJ., got promoted. I admit, the only signings I knew were Mawson and Schurle. Schurle was on loan and Mawson was apparently £15m. SJ had nothing to do with transfers? True or false? Mawson injured, Cairney injured, Ream injured, Bryan injured....need I repeat myself again. A couple of bottle cases who know nothing about football! May have plenty of money but, we are all capable of spending that unwisely! A great great shame and huge mistake ditching SJ for CR...……..sorry but, WE ARE DOWN and I fear, for some time and I only hope it is not a freefall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just goggle ‘daily mirror slavisa jokanovic interview’ for the truth about SJ and our transfers. Catogorically denies having any involvement. Interview from December 20th 2018.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 5:05 PM
Slavisa was one of Khans better brainwaves, i think daddy Khan. I think Slavisa was always on our radar through his successful stint at Watford. I don't know the politics on why he quit Watford, but Slavisa Managed a top team in Isreal for a while. I think the first time of enquiring about Slavisa, there was no chance of signing him because of contract problems. Slavisa made it known that he was looking for a way back to England and preferably a London club. To tell you the truth, if we go down? I would love him to come back. In the Championships, bring back piazon, Fredericks, Malone, and Aluko. I miss those guys...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:10 PM
Owen, why would he want to come back ?
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:22 PM
Owen I would have Piazon out of the four you mention, Broken leg & jaw back training in double quick time, only on loan but plenty of heart & bottle, Fredricks did he read between the lines & got out when the going was good? As you know I'am not a TK fan & it's easy to criticize with hindsight, at least the under 28 philosophy has gone. Wise head, slower legs are better in a dog fight than 22yr old learners with good stats from French D1 or 2. Maybe baby Khan is Is taking advice & there might be a glimmer of hope. Lets hope so.
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Don't know why he's suddenly turned into a troublemaker under Ranieri. No sogns of any of this under Slavisa. Me thinks the Khans have screwed up again with CRs appointment. Not to worry, other than being upset about losing Sess & Mitro next year I quite prefer the Chanpionship. More matches and more parity. This thing about only 4-5 teams in the running to win the Prem every year is boring.
THe Khans may be respossable for many things but come on a scrap between 2 players is there fault. Kamara was in the wrong, the manager aponts a penalty taker and thats the end of the matter,Kamara acted like a arogent s..t and should have been fined another weakness on the managers part..
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 3:42 PM
Look at the way CR publicly shamed AK after the penalty miss. He has no respect for his players. When you don't respect your staff, they won't respect you. He's lost the dressing room.
posted by Join (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 3:44 PM
Kamara wrong seems to be a common phrase on here, how many more times do we let this happen? Give him what he is due disciplinary wise, let him know that any other issues connected with him on or off pitch will not be tolerated. Is it a weakness from the manager or is he under orders from the board? It seems we are picking certain players irrespective if they are playing well, have discipline issues or if they are not trying, is this also down to the board? I am not a Ranieri fan but looking at it from his view point how is he supposed to get results when he probably can only pick half of the team, the rest must be picked. Some of the players he is having to pick are not premier league standard, it’s looking like he will not be picking who we sign which is another problem. Not sticking up for Ranieri but did he not discuss this at his interview stage? I’m really not convinced about his methods but I feel he is not being given a fair chance by the board. I would not have picked him to manage us at any price but this does seem that if he goes another manager will suffer the same problems. Are the club willing to gamble on staying up? Will they further invest in new players? Will they allow the manager to select his own eleven? I am not convinced they will. We seem to have gone from an unpredictable, honest, decent and enjoyable club to a completely unprofessional chaotic shambles.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 4:52 PM
He scored a couple of goals and then started acting like ‘Mario Balotelli’
posted by Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 4:59 PM
Ridiculous! Now Ranieri will drop Kamara permanently. What sense does that make when we need pace and power? I know he doesn't hit the target enough, but who is the better option in that department? Schurrle got his goal early against Burnley and from the way how things sound, he didn't have to put in any more of a shift. I was hoping that AK-47 would be back for the Spurs game but apparently, after that spat in the yoga lesson, Ranieri will drop him completely. I have defended Ranieri all along up to this point, but if Kamara isn't included in the squad? I have a few words to say concerning Ranieri. We are rubbish' and there is no one in this team that stands out head and shoulders above the rest. There is no Harry Kane, and no Song apparently. This is our chance to have a good go at Spurs. I am not watching Mitrovic trying to run at their defenders because he cant run. Schurrle is too limp wristed. Christie can't defend and he is worse than Fredericks for crossing. Joe Bryan is not up to premier league. I could go on. What is the point of Yoga anyway? I can understand Schurrle doing it, but guys like Kamara need pace power and accuracy training. Is Ranieri turning into that dim wit Magath? I hope not! Reinstate Kamara and i say nothing!We are average crap at best, and if we are going to lose to Tottenham? I would rather watch AK-47 burn some pace, rather than watch limp wrist Schurrle do Yoga on the pitch!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 5:07 PM
Bob' we have a rubbish team and Kamara is a better class of rubbish that we have on board...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 5:11 PM
“ Reinstate Kamara and I say nothing” come on Owen do you really think that your threat will worry the club? Your favourite player has yet again been involved in trouble, what would you say or do to him if you were his boss?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:05 PM
Gaz' 'Yoga'? I don't blame him for taking the micky about that nonsense. Kamara isn't the best, but what about Spurs weekend? We are rubbish and no Kamara Sunday we have no pace to worry Spurs. If Sessegnon plays? Ranieri will want him to sprint back and defend like a lunatic. On a counter, the lad has no chance. Our defenders are so bad that Ranieri needs Mitrovic to back up defence issues all the time. When we get the ball on a counter, these guys are expected to do too much. We clearly didn't have enough to trouble Burnley and even a spurs without kane, we still will be going in light. Spurs will have not much to worry about with our comedy team. Kamara is sometimes a headless chicken, but he has pace, and he can run at the spurs back-line and just maybe create something. We have the window and we should get better than Kamara, but in the meantime?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:25 PM
As a manager of a department, if any of my staff behaved like AK47, his feet wouldn't touch the ground, and he would be out of my company like a flash. I for one don't want him in our team, even if it would mean us losing, and quite honestly what I have seen of him, he would be lucky to get into Crawley Town's team, so he won't make difference between winning or losing. It's now Tuesday and we were expecting some signings today, so it's another case of more lies daily. Without a good defender and at least one more striker, even Spurs reserves will beat us.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:46 PM
I see that we have actually signed Babel, so I jumped the gun there a bit. Is he any good though, we will have to wait and see on Sunday.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:50 PM
Owen you still haven’t answered my question, what would you do or say to Kamara?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:52 PM
I totally agree and respect what you say Mick and it sounds like you have a brilliant firm and staff. Kamara's crime was to take a poor penalty. Both he and Mitro are competitive strikers. Why throw in the towel to Spurs on Sunday? I am not bothered what happens now, but why not use the best of what we have? Ranieri will probably not play Kamara because of some principle and honour bull...sh.., We will probably lose 5-1 and everyone can say hip hip hooray for principles. Grabbing a ball and insisting on taking a penalty shows a competitive edge at one time. Off all the things gone wrong at our club, and putting up with a substandard team. I still think that Kamara is one of the best of a bad bunch. I think Toyota at Derby incorporates yoga into their work days. A few titterings about this nonsense is much ado about nothing really. Try it in your works department mick? I guarantee you would probably get some similar reaction to Kamara's attitude to it. Much ado about nothing and we might as well bring back Felix Magath if we are going down that road...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7:09 PM
Gaz' your question is mental, we play Spurs Sunday. Kamara should have been included against Burnley and even gentleman Jim on TV commentary was bewildered at no Kamara. Yoga is a nonsense and i wouldn't blow my top at this spat. We were over the top with Kamara over a penalty in my opinion.There are too many problems to be dealing with at Fulham. We are rubbish mate, and not looking forward to watching vegi Schurrle wimp out up front Sunday. Bring back Kamara all day long...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7:17 PM
Owen pull your tongue out of his... AK is a liability along with others in the squad. Even the players who where already there are up starts "few games in to the season they complained". The players who got Fulham up could not man up. CR is the wrong manager for Fulham. The garbage you spout along with others in your 600 pages transcript every every post, make you sound like that bunch of tards trying to sort out Brexit. COYW...
posted by Herman (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7:40 PM
Herman'' agree to close this one. We still have a game to turn up to Sunday so roll out our embarrassment of a squad minus Kamara. Not bothered anymore...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7:46 PM
SJ has gone & we are left with a squad including AK. Not one has put the club first & we now have CR with still no response from the players. Regardless of the manager not one player has put in a shift. So how many managers shall we go through before people realise they need to tell the children to grow up & put up a fight or do one.
posted by Herman (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 8:06 PM
My question is not mental, it was a genuine question. Messi, Ronaldo, David Silva, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs all use Yoga as part of their training to mention a few.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 8:16 PM
Owen are you for real? Why do you keep arguing with posters who don’t agree about Kamara. If they don’t like him there is no need for you to get out of your pram. Why are you calling peoples posts mental and ridiculous, why did you dig out a Leicester fan the other day, Why did you have a go at the Welsh guy? It’s not surprising that you like Kamara it’s because he is like you, ignorant and arrogant with no idea.
posted by Mark (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:41 AM
This board is for people to post what they feel about issues at the club, players, managers and the like. If some folk on here do not agree then so be it. I cannot understand why some posters on here feel they are duty bound to insult the original poster. This is happening quite a lot with one individual, who it seems is trying to dominate this board with a repetitive posts that are nonsense in some cases and borderline rude in others. The answer is, if posts are put on here that you don’t agree with make your point but don’t use words that offend. The other option is to ignore the post and don’t reply.
posted by Graham (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 1:22 PM
I thought it was a good passionate debate myself, and as for dominating this board? I wish my team could dominate some football. Who is writing these posts, Prince Charles? It is just a forum on here and not worth crying about. Hit back at me with something. Have we got somebody in our reserves blessed with pace who can play Sunday? I asked that question which is valid countless times and i can not get an answer. Yes i stick up for Kamara because he is not gutless. This Fulham team has down tools and some refuse to fight which is not acceptable. What is also not acceptable, is some fans chalking off each game as a loss, that is shocking! This yoga nonsense is actually incorporated into a Hindu and Buddhist religion. I am guessing from Kamara's first name, that he certainly would not find yoga acceptable and he will not take it seriously. Just an educated guess from Owen the big Hijacker of forums. Sorry that the word mental was upsetting and ridiculous. I did say it was ridiculous that Ranieri drops Kamara the paceman? I think that is a good point myself but what do i know? Roll on Sunday to Spurs. Sorry' we have lost that one, what is the next game? Lets al wimp out of this league together...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 7:13 PM
What a complicated person you are, Did you also realise that Kamara had another spat with Johansen at the training ground?. Hopefully he is sold to the Turks and maybe you could go on their forum. By the way your other guy is going to Marseille on loan. Nearer than Turkey.
posted by Graham (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:29 PM
Okay Graham' Kamara is gone. I hope Babbel can be good for Fulham. Let us see Ranieri mould his Fulham and bring his own players in, or i should say the Fulham Hierarchy bring in the next lot. I questioned our lack of pace, and maybe we will get someone in soon. I never thought Kamara was brilliant, i always said that he was a rough diamond, but worth working on. He is still learning his trade at age 22. Maybe he should stay with the turks. That penalty spat and the yoga was too much. Nuff said on Kamara now methinks...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:47 PM
Eureka!!!!!Owen for once it is a pleasure to say you are correct with your comment about the Hierarchy buying the players. I’m not a Ranieri fan as I have said before but blimey what’s he got to work with. The board have no football knowledge with regard to recruitment. We need players that get stuck in, they don’t get this as their other team get wrapped up in body armour from head to toe. We need to have a right go at it from now to the end of the season, just for prides sake. If we can let Kamara, O’Reilly, and some of last years hero’s go you would have thought we could replace them with someone who is better than them. Also I thought they had installed an age limit on incoming players, does this mean we will recruit young players who are better than what we have let go? If so why Babel? Ranieri has taken the job on and hasn’t t been given the tools to do it. Even if we don’t think he can do the job he has never been allowed to do it properly.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:07 PM
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The situation at this club is getting worse by the day, since we have been in the premier league we seem to have lost many things, player unrest with the new recruits, lack of energy on the pitch from some players, a newly signed player in dispute with the club regarding finances, SJ getting the sack, new players not good enough, players diving, players disputing who should take penalties and now players fighting. There is absolutely no discipline at the club from the top down. Kamara we know is a hot head and admittedly he does try hard to play well, problem with him is him. He dives and it was not received well by the fans, or some of them. He follows this up with not allowing the chosen penalty taker to take this very important penalty, he misses the penalty and costs us a potential result. Now he is involved in a scuffle with a fellow player. What will happen? Nothing would be my guess. We all know the situation we are in but why would a transfer target want to sign for us giving the unrest at this club? To achieve the impossible the first thing required is harmony at the club from top to bottom. We have a manager who doesn’t have a system to work with, he also does not have the players to implement any system he thinks would be beneficial to us. To top this he has players not working hard enough, no leader on the pitch and now players fighting. What should he do? My personal opinion is irrespective of who we sign Ranieri would not be able to keep us up, why? because he is, like our new players not good enough. The common denominator for me is Tony Khan, he introduced the new players, he sacked SJ, he employed Ranieri. Rant done.
We’re a laughing stock! And Tony Khan is to blame! His heart is definitely in the right place but he just doesn’t understand football. The problem is he is so arrogant he believes he is right and the majority of us are wrong. The man as stated on many occasions by so many different people is using our club to play a real life ‘football manager’ game.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 1:19 PM
All good points Gaz couldn't agree more, hope you feel better.
posted by Dreamer (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 1:24 PM
Pretty well sums us up but you failed to mention the cheese..
posted by Lively motor (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 1:37 PM
A well written posting, that I fully agree with. Our club is on the slippery slope to back to the Championship, due to the Tony's huge errors in every faction.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 6:07 PM
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To think we were the future once. All that optimism - a poor mans man city - all to be dashed away with Slav's sacking. We are gonna end up in the championship with a manager who is totally inexperienced at that level. There is hope, but not for us.
It was a serious mistake to let Slav go. A huge business error. However, I am sure the club understood it as a risk. The risk hasn't paid off so far - and now we have to wonder if it will have a huge negative impact on us next season in the Championship. If the risks of the decision outweigh the potential gains then why would the club go ahead and do it, and sack Slav? It's an example of risky management. I hope they have a recovery plan.
posted by Ian (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10:51 AM
Agree it was a bad call. The club’s only defence is if Slavisa refusing to sign a new contract, meaning he would still be with us even if we get relegated. But for me, even if he doesn’t want to commit himself, it was a bad decision to sack him and appointing Ranieri. The club failed to recognised the different football CR brings (shows their lack of deep football understanding) and whether that would work with our group of players! I know hindsight is a great thing but I like to think we have enough football Brains to know asking players such as schrulle, sess, Cairney, Kamara, seri and even Christie to play long ball and defend will take a long time to work - even if they wholeheartly bought into the system! We are now stuck with no identity and as a result we are still conceding but don’t know how to score anymore! Too late to bring Slavisa back even if the club make a big u turn and Slavisa prepared to come back! I really hope the club proves me wrong but it’s a nightmare!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 11:29 AM
Totally disagree. His sacking was, in fact, too late, followed by the appointment of the wrong guy. The real damage was the appalling transfer policy
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 12:00 PM
Too late, he got 9 games to prove himself, among those games were away to Spurs, Liverpool, City and home to Arsenal... what did you expect? Top 6?
posted by Adam (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 12:17 PM
It was time for a change. It wasn't working and he had no idea how to change it. The heads had dropped and confidence had disappeared. I'm not a CR fan but he was proven in the premier. We had to try something.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 12:52 PM
Come on l loved Jokanovic but they were allfull losing at Cardiff and Huddersfield players looked lost Bournemouth at home .playing well Arsenal at home first halve changed tactics second halve bad subs got stuffed Brighton Away threw it away same At Everton.we were in a mess problem is still are Jokanovic started Rot with his tactics CR has not been able to sort mess out
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 12:54 PM
Yes, it was awful against Huddersfield. No excuse. IT was bad and there was an element of bad-luck again Cardiff. We looked good apart from conceding a couple of sloppy goals against Brighton. We played well against Liverpool. We contained City away. We looked very positive against Palace and Spurs. Thrashed Burnley. etc. Can we judge him on a few games. if so - Pep should have been sacked before they played Liverpool as they were awful for a team worth close to £1bn!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 2:11 PM
Slavisa started the season with an injured Ream and Mawson, plus Odoi suspended. Bryan and TC then got hurt almost immediately. Slav was instantly behind the eight ball. But he also shot himself in the foot, with Fabri, Anguissa, Vietto over proven players who’d bled for the club. The benching of KMac and StefJo changed the center of gravity in the locker room and on the pitch. Slav was naive tactically at first, but he was adjusting, putting Chambers in midfield and Rico in goal. But the slow start was also on the players and some awful mistakes (like Mitro’s handball that cost us two points, giveaways by Le Marchand and Seri). Nothing Slav could do about that! We should’ve trusted him, and he should’ve trusted the Wembley heroes.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Wednesday 16th January 2019, 7:25 AM
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To think that we got rid of Slav. It makes my stomach turn. Ranieri is totally inept. Incompetent fool.
I am afraid I have to agree! We are doomed!
posted by WiseGuy (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 9:49 AM
Or ain't necessarily so !
posted by Other John (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10:42 AM
Or even it ain't necessarily so !
posted by Other john (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10:44 AM
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Man U will do a deal to take TM back. It is the amount they would take for a loan back deal. Expect it to be £1,000,000 plus! Man U know we have to do this so the ante will be high. To be fair we have mucked around with the kids career.
the kid is a Kon
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Tuesday 15th January 2019, 9:00 AM
The Kid chickened out of a header at Huddersfield which ended in him scoring a own goal. Pushed a Bournemouth player over in box at home like a little kid at 0-0 and for all his talent was a lack of effort and always going missing
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