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A couple of weeks ago had a call telling me that I had a fault on my computer - the lady claimed to be working alongside Windows and if I turned my computer on she could fix the problem. Being a bit on the cautious side I ended the call and contacted windows who said they don't phone their customers and advise any fault by e mail or letter.these calls are from thieving Gits( my description not windows) who just try to get you to give them your bank details and the proceed to empty your account. I'm sure you are all savvy enough to spot these scammers but beware there are some devious Bastards out there!
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" My name is David, you have a problem with your windows"
Reply, What's the problem, are they dirty as I can see perfectly well out of them?
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 5:26 PM
 
 
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Wish you lot would stop whinging and be realistic.We are at best a middletable championship team. Spurs are third in the Premier league.This was a game between heavyweights and lightweights. Strange how SJ has gone from footballing genius to clown in a matter of hours. I have come to the conclusion you bloody lot know bugger all about football.
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Sorry H ,never put him in genius bracket,but yesterday he looked lost.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 3:44 PM
 
If we could sneak in the playoffs and then get promoted I would take it as it could mean a extra £150 million - £200 million over the next couple of years. If we look at things over that time sure we would get spanked for our first season and come back down but having that sort of money means we dont have to sell anyone and could buy the top players in the Championship like Newcatle have done this year and it would mean in 2 years you would be going up with a very good team . The alternative is it could take years for anyone to build a team in the championship that is good enough to stay there without investment. How long has it take Brighton ?
posted by Tezza - Monday 20th February 2017, 3:53 PM
 
Its exactly what Burnley did
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 20th February 2017, 4:29 PM
 
 
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I thought he had one of his worse games . He has been brilliant this season , but off the pace in the last 3 games , resulting in a lack of creativity as Carney can be forced further deeper . In truth no one had a good game on Saturday , so maybe he won it with a 4 out of 10 score , with the others getting 3 or even less which could have applied to our so called strikers .
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lol him and cairney were absolutly shockimg left mcd having to cover for them the whole game and this has happened in a lot of games lately both gd goin forward waste oof time defensively.
posted by harlounited1903 (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 4:00 PM
 
Yes,agree he has been very much off the pace lately don't know why but we had almost zero midfield yesterday.
posted by brian (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 4:45 PM
 
 
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Well we blew it big time,a chance to show a large audience how good we are, what a joke,gutless, clueless, useless,there must be a dozen keepers in the conference that can distribute a ball better than Bettinelli,a back four that resembled a strip of toilet paper stretched across the pitch trying to hold back charging rhinos on speed,and the attack!!!!!! what attack. Were was any clue of tactics?,players so far out of position they could have been playing in the bishops ,we are so far behind the prem with this team if that's what we play like, not that this team will be with us if we got lucky and went up,why no harssment, no in your face, only Sessignon gave any hope and will he be here much longer ????,Ceriac!! why ?.And S/J what now carry on and hope we catch Wednesday? I hope we can but we came back down to earth big time yesterday.
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Still being a knob them Bishop!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:33 PM
 
Have to agree with you this time Bish however, I feel it is Leeds we need to catch not Wednesday as we have two games in hand on them and they are drifting a bit.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:33 PM
 
We were 2nd best in every department , and that includes SJ . We are trying to play in a style at the back that is not suited to the capabilities of the players , the opposition know if they press us its going to result in an error or will go back to keeper and then out of touch , irrespective who is in goal . We have a midget forward line and challenging for anything above 4 foot will be out of the question - there is no muscle , height or aggression - and worse of all , no options if you exclude Martin .
After 20 minutes it was a stroll in the park for Spurs , they were so comfortable .
We have made good strides this season after the shambles of the last three years ,but we are so far short in making a serious attempt for promotion . We had opportunity in the January window to show our ambition , but it came to nothing ( targeting a foreign striker in a complicated deal is not going to work if you leave it to the 11th hour as Telfon Mac knows from past experience )
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:54 PM
 
Does any one know what to do with Martin, we pay him good money to do what? this is a bit stupid keeping him but not playing him ,tell Derby they cant play him but can take him back,let them pay him .As an after thought if we are the best footballing team in the championship, so we are told!were does it actually get you? we aint moved hardly in the table since early December,so what does that say about teams above us and were was that football yesterday?.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 2:56 PM
 
JBH, fraid so ,as is my wont.Thank you for that MST,at last we do gel.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 3:00 PM
 
JBS YOU NEED TO GO TO SPEC SAVERS, YOU PR_ICK
posted by royee (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 3:03 PM
 
So Bishop, let me se if I got this right, Derby get Martinback but cant play him, or we keep him till the end of the season , pay his wages but dont play him. It's a joke
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 20th February 2017, 4:35 PM
 
 
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Why does Jokanovic still play Ream instead of Madl with Kalas?

Why did we play three in midfield against arguably the strongest midfield in the Premier League?

It was obviously about stopping Spurs whatever team they put out so why didn't Petsos or Parker line up next to MacDonald?

Why didn't Martin and Parker start the game (the game was crying out for someone who could hold the ball up)?

Why is Cairney still captain when he can't even manage himself (always out of position)?

Why didn't Jokanovic change it when his tactics clearly weren't working (he usually does)?

Why has Johansen suddenly lost form and started running around like a headless chicken?

Most of these questions would apply not just for the Tottenham game but for most games just lately. I do like Jokanovic but pride always comes before a fall and sometimes I think he puts his personal pride against the good of the team - i.e. not playing Martin yesterday or the previous game against Wigan.
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I agree in part with what your saying...but like us fans - if he had played Martin yesterday and with the same result - he, Slav, would have been booed off the park for playing him in the first place !! sometimes its a case of f"""cked if you play him and f"""cked if you don't...
posted by FFCinB (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 12:46 PM
 
with regards to cairney...come on - he is a class act BUT still has a lot to learn...he has a free role in our league games - a la Gerrard if you like - but he was just out of his depth against a very strong spurs midfield.. Agree completely with what you say about Parker though - I was expecting to see him in the lineup, or come on earlier - purely for his experience - something we lack a LOT !!
posted by FFCinB (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 12:50 PM
 
Strangely for me i agree with most of what you say.The one point i dont agree is that of tim ream.Idont think a different player would have made any difference in that position.You hit the nail on the head when you say our midfield was woefull.Cairney and Johansen were hopeless,lacking in agresion and guile.Indeed Caineys body language was that of "blow the whistle ref i am going out tonight".Before anyone states hes our best player,of which i would agree,he sertainly was not yesterday.We are all capable of a bad game ,but dont mask the fact.Martin?i thing Joka is in a no win situation with him.
posted by v r bedley (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:01 PM
 
Martin was appalling on his last outing showing no interest whatsoever and unlike all of us Joka sees him everyday on the training ground and therefore is more qualified to decide who plays where and when, Cairney is captain and 90% of the time puts in a performance so why you are critising him is a mystery to me.

Johanson was marked out if the game yesterday as was TC because we were playing against a very good side, also Joka did change it and when Ryan S and Cyriac came on there was glimpses of improvement to be seen.

Joka is not the messiah and our players are not world class but what I am seeing now beats the crap out of what I was watching 12 months ago.
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:01 PM
 
I agree with these posts. What Spurs and Birmingham have in common is they closed us down. when we are under pressure we dont play well and the ball travels backwards and a disaster always happens. The answer is to have the out of the ball to the holding forward but we dont have one. we should let Martin go and got in another or kept Smith. No way will this team make the top 6.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:26 PM
 
 
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Forget the result, we were poor and I mean poor, no one comes out of that result without some criticism. The one thing that does bother me was the official attendance figure, 22,557, the whole of the ground full apart from one corner section how does that work out, normally 25,000 plus when its like that, so what am I missing, 2500 people bunking in?...
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Despite the result suggesting the contrary, I thought we were no poorer than in recent league games. The standards of the Championship are incredibly low, and we've got away with murder. Yesterday was simply a reality check We are nowhere near good enough for the Premiership. My best wish is for a playoff trip to Wembley; promotion with this lot would be a total nightmare. We are definitely going in the right direction, but better to arrive safely than crash land
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 12:39 PM
 
Unless they spend big promotion for any team currently in the top 9 will be a nightmare not just for FFC
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:35 PM
 
Totally agree, JBH. Something will need to be done, otherwise the Premiership will simply become a cartel where all three promoted clubs go straight back down. The problem is two fold: 1 Draconian budgetary restrictions and 2 Short transfer windows. Both conspire to make it practically impossible for promoted clubs, especially where promotion is reached through the playoffs, which means even less time for forward planning
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 2:09 PM
 
I know what you mean, not sure if the attendance figures are acurate. I can understand at a game they cant sell tickets for someone lets a fee freebies in but that game should have been a sell out and a good earner. And it looked like it was well attended so how come only 22,000. Someone needs to do a recound I think or there is a whole in the fence I am not aware of.
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I know we are all told about the Magic of the cup and the giant killers but lets face it, a Premier team will almost defiantly win it and will every year.
For very small clubs who have a couple of thousand supporters turning drawing a big team can be a great one off cash injection but for Championship teams it is a half a dozen games which no one watches until they get a big name team to play. I am glad it is over, we weren't going to win it and there are to many good things happening at the moment especially when our competitors are out of the cup already we don't need the extra games. I am very excited about the next few weeks, lets hope for good times ahead on Wednesday and by end of March could be a very interesting time.
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What result would you rather have had. Fulham beating Wigan, or beating Spurs in the FA Cup. To me that's a no brainer. 3 points are far more important, than one glory day, that will mean nothing in a couple of months time, where those 3 points might just matter.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 12:24 PM
 
Agree, I would have prefered us to lose against Hull and beat Birmingham. Those 3 points could be huge come end of season but beating Hull , dosnt mean much in the log run .Those 3 points plus the game in hand would have put us only 3 points behind Sheffield - and who do we have last game of season .................
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The coach is class. Tactically it was a poor show yesterday but they are a top 4 premiership side and we are on a learning curve. Pumping the ball forward not a great idea to a 5 foot nothing player but we need to look at the bigger picture. SJ had no input into the transfer window. We have 1 forward at the club and he was throwing his toys out of the pram. If Chris Martin was fully committed he would have started. Against Wigan he strolled around the pitch like someone that didn't want to be there. People on here were all for us letting him rot in the reserves and now a few are complaining he is on the bench. Our coach is clearly someone that doesn't suffer fools. If Martin isn't committed let him sit on the bench (or the naughty step). Sigurdsson was subbed against forest for mistakes and the game turned (no I have no idea why Ream is playing still). Give SJ the respect he deserves. He is not here for an easy ride and is clearly committed to his task. Ryan also would have been a huge boast to the team but let himself down by his red card (it's been coming over the last few weeks). Forget about yesterday. In some ways it's good because it shows the people in the club who know nothing about football what is still required in depth of squad etc. Hopefully the only reason for the delays in SJ contract is that he wants more control over the transfers and doesn't want players handed to him that in his own words 'I have to see how I can fit them into the team' . In SJ we trust! (or at least I do anyway).
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I'm glad Joka didn't start Sessegnon. We have bigger matches ahead and he is going to be vital to our playoff chances. He probably just did it to pizz off all the scouts. Same with Kalas. Although I don't know how Ream is still in the side. He got his pants pulled down around his ankles.
posted by thenutflush (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:56 AM
 
Whilst I have some faith I don't believe he's getting it right recently. There seems problems to me in his selections and tactics although I know he hasn't been helped by the McCormack and Martin situations.
posted by Em (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:59 AM
 
talk about tactics all day , coach can only be as good as the crap players khan and kline bring in , probably why we will lose him , oh and spurs were blo=dy good , no insult to lose to them
posted by moreline (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 11:16 AM
 
So, "Tactically it was a poor show yesterday" and "Pumping the ball forward not a great idea to a 5 foot nothing player" but we shouldn't blame the manager... So who else set the team up? There is no one, no one, else to blame but the manager. He got it wrong and badly.
posted by Hints - Monday 20th February 2017, 11:18 AM
 
You blame the club for their lack of investment and ambition in players in the transfer window!
posted by Jake (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 1:17 PM
 
S/J had no tactics that mattered yesterday ,he just looked on and grimaced, that was his imput.
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It was a off day for us v a top side who out played us .But two offside goals didn't help .need to get back to winning ways at Bristol COYW
 
 
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the post below is offensive to our dwarf front line , they were cheap , so they are small , a larger cf would naturaly cost more , they look like quadruplets , always difficault to mark man to man , how would you know your man , very clever is kline ,so no more talk about the 4 dwarfs ,
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size aint the thing , same is though , to alike , no variation , how did we end up with 4 lookilikes
posted by willow (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:07 AM
 
Did they whistle when they didnt work !
posted by Snow White (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:08 AM
 
LOW AND SLOW , sums up our front line
posted by livingstone (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:09 AM
 
Slow??????????
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:19 AM
 
Just a thought, our dwarfs x 4 may be out of work film stars,DOC often accused of losing his train of thought..DOPEY stupefied by sleep or by a drug or just idiotic..SLEEPY clearly has difficulty in keeping awake..GRUMPY surly and ill tempered. HIGH HO HIGH HO ITS OFF TO BRISTOL WE GO. Happy days COYWs.
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1. We need more height in the squad. Apart from their goalie - everyone one of Spurs players were taller than us.

2. We need to strengthen our defence. We know we have dodgy defence and with a good team, we are completely exposed.

3. We take too long to learn from games. I am sure if we played the same Spurs team again, we'd do way better than we did yesterday. Similarly, it has taken us months to learn to play the teams near the bottom like Burton, Wigan and Forest, which I think we have no cracked.

4. We are highly rated by the bigger boys. Apart from maybe the top 10 teams in the premier league, I don't think Spurs would have fielded the team that they did yesterday.

5. We are still a very good team!!! For 20mins yesterday and just before Spurs scored their 3rd, we played great football and creating half-chances. Not many teams can do that against that Spurs team yesterday!


I hope the boys are not too down and get back to championship business on Wednesday with a win against Bristol City. I think Abraham is out - so should be some respite for our defence! COYW
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Good points Spurs were different quality yesterday and we showed them a little too much respect but we will learn from this game which is the main thing
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 8:49 AM
 
if we hadnt shown respect they would av got 6 , they were class , one of those things
posted by livingstone (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 8:53 AM
 
Class maybe but Deli Ali needs a good slap he is a snide dirty little twat
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:21 AM
 
Sorry, forgot lesson number 6!!

6. I never seen our ball boys so reactive in all the years I watched them. They obviously want to look good on national TV but unfortunately, one of them chose the wrong time to sprang into life. Our ball boys should learn from Charlie Morgan of Swansea! if you don't know him - look up.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:25 AM
 
Some of our so called fans are ridiculing our team after yesterday's match, and a 3-0 defeat. Personally, I am really pleased that we are out of the Cup, and it's a bit of a pity that we didn't lose to Cardiff or Hull in the earlier rounds, as this is not the season for a Cup run. Huddersfield for example, may well pay for their involvement. As has already been pointed out, we did play some good crisp football at times, but we lacked a striker, the likes of Chis Martin, up front. I must admit I was gobsmacked when he wasn't brought on in the second half. Is there more going on behind the scenes than we know about? I wonder, because he was an obvious choice. In fact he should have started the match. They are talking about giant killers Millwall and Lincoln, but if we would have had those same draws, we would probably have won either matches, against a weakened Burnley, or a 10 changes Leicester. We drew the short straw with Spurs. We have got to admit, that they did play well, but then you would expect them too, with a full strength team. If we had been drawn away to any team in the two leagues below us, the same thing would have happened, as we would have outclassed them. So it's a case of horses for courses. We now have to get on with the real business of picking up Championship points, and we will be strengthened with the return of Franklyn at the back, for our games at Bristol and Cardiff. We were never going to win the Cup in any case, and the run has been an unessary distraction, so onwards and upwards, with the return of the real Fulham.
posted by Peter Smith (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:59 AM
 
 
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Hey guys, anyone know how many fans we are taking to Bristol City on Wednesday? cheers
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After yesterday,s display you might be on your own, Enjoy!
posted by LONELY 2 (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 7:29 AM
 
Lonely , seen far worse than yesterday , loads going to bristol !
posted by Mrs Merton (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 8:11 AM
 
I'm not surprised you are lonely!!
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The latest Craven Corner article reflects on Fulham's cup exit to Spurs and looks ahead to the near future at the club and what could happen in the next 4-6 months. You can read the article on: thecravencorner.wordpress.com
 
 
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Poor show from poch, playing his best side and we played our 2nd stream. Don't get distraught guys.
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I hope the 3 up front for us today REMAIN our 2nd string !
posted by jack (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:49 PM
 
There were three up front?
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Well over all I think we all agree Fulham were outplayed paid too much respect and never looked like dominating in any areas. Main problem was the side selected as I cannot believe anybody missed how much space throughout most of the game came down the right side. Malone was awful never marked isolated most times and balls over his head so many times. All of us could see it yet no changes. Ream was very good today overall yet no one else really turned up .spurs totally controlled and clinical finishing major class difference . Finallly it still shows with no investment in players despite Khan saying he would provide funds LIES AGAIN AND AGAIN I feel we will just miss out.Lets concentrate for potential run for playoffs and who knows but Fulham have improved since we all Commented here ten games in.
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Yes we were outplayed. First goal helped by ball boy giving ball back too quickly. Apart from on break, defence was ok. We saw who can step up to prem. We need to focus on league. 3 points at Bristol key.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 10:16 PM
 
First goal was totally done to Malone. You never turn your back on play as he did - basic error. He was than useless and our manager did nothing. Forget this Khan nonsense, Parker should have come on at HT and if we won't play Martin why let Smith go. Slav had no plan today and when the ship,was drinking he did nothing. The lack of formation, desire and aggression is down to the manager. He had a bad day.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:02 PM
 
So many spelling errors! Sorry can't correct that number.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:03 PM
 
I thought we would be really up for it today but we were 2 nd best all through the game . Terrible tactics , a midget forward line and high balls , but we did not have the guile to change it . I hate to say this but we need Martin - or someone like him , but we don't have options . Johansen - who has been brilliant most of the season - has looked poor in last three games which means everything has to go through Garney . Bad day all round .
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:36 PM
 
I can remember the days when I preferred to look at the boats on the Thames than watch FFC disintegrate on the field, like yesterday. Our defence was like a Swiss cheese - full of holes, our midfield was overrun throughout, and our forwards didn't turn up. It took a 16 year-old substitute to show how to play, and I'm disgusted at the lack of fight and spirit showed by the rest. They need to be made to watch the Millwall match over and over until they get the idea how to represent their club. As to reaching the promotion spots, on this display forget it. Utter rubbish.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 2:10 AM
 
We lost to the better side but I was surprised that the Referee didn't go the whole way and wear a Yellow shirt?!?! he was appalling right through the game.

Still at least we got the chance to give Moussa a get reception (I think he really appreciated it)


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We all know now how much we will need to improve if we make it to the next level, the premiership! We are much better than we played in that game, and i think joka has learnt a lot more today playing Tottenham. I was surprised that kane played, i genuinely thought that he would have been rested with a slight knee injury, and they play a game thursday night. To think about things logically, spurs have more chance of winning a trophy like the FA cup more than the league i suppose. One thing for sure is, joka needs to stay at fulham and perfect his system. I also think his master plan to boost his CV, took a big knock playing Tottenham. If we do make it to the play-offs and win promotion? fulham will need to spend big money to keep us playing there. Other than that, let us put this game behind us and push on. We ain't half a bad team when we put our mind to it...
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THE PREMIERSHIP IS WOT THE JOCKS HAVE!!!!! WE WOULD DO WELL IN THAT LEAGUE BUT I THINK TO FAR TO GO FOR THE AWAY GAMES. We have the premier league.
posted by gloom (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:32 PM
 
OWEN - SPURS did to us what we do to a lot of teams in the championship they outplayed us which was to be expected.

Any team who get promoted has to spend a fortune to stay there so we are no different from the likes of Brighton, Newcastle, Leeds Sheff Wed etc.
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Does Oman really back KHAN? That would really be pointless
 
 
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Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:18 PM



 
Serious question. How many loanees and transient managers does it take before "playing FOR Fulham" becomes "playing AT Fulham"? I'm not convinced SJ is a Fulham manager and the temporary nature of his contract would seem to suggest that he's another journeyman, here for a while but not longer. How many players are "Fulham" players? Scott Parker for sure. Dan Burn was but he was sold off. Seems to me the rest are just passing through, irrespective of whether they are on contract or on loan. So, is it "Playing at" or "Playing for"?
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don't be angry it's money do not take it to heart it's not real please live life
posted by longtot (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:03 PM
 
Eh?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 19th February 2017, 10:45 PM
 
Every player at every club is passing through, If as Im led to believe you are from the USA then you have to realize that football is different from Rugby played in padding!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 7:51 AM
 
As it happens I'm Fulham born and bred and a fourth generation supporter. You seem to have an inability to understand the question.
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With Martin being a dick and Smith and Woodrow gone we clearly have nobody to hold the ball up front and brings others into the game. How about a punt on persuading Berbatov down to Motspur Park in the morning and seeing how he gels?? He threw himself at teams at half time today and clearly wants to play, I dunno he could be just what we need? Worth a gamble or not?
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Think we'll pass on that one weve got one maverick on board don't need that one !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:45 PM
 
We could use him just to take penalties
posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 20th February 2017, 9:07 AM
 
Berbatov was giving Fulham the thumbs up on the box and says he enjoyed his time at the Cottage even tho it was a bumpy ride . I would take him again as he has the skill and height we need in the box and certainly knows how to take a penalty .
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Pretty poor display thought spurs started slowly sloppy first goal conceded they never looked back don't know how good spurs were we barely tested them one of our worst displays of the season. Can only remember one shot on target let's put on a better display in week !!! Think this shows difference between top sides in championship and premier !!
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We were not poor.We played to the best of our ability.When the teams appeared at first the difference in size and power was obvious.Just look at the size of their defence.I cant fault this Fulham team or their manager but I can fault that stingy ridicoulous owner ond his daft Kline/management, see the the Times srticle yesterday.SJ will not be here next season and who can blame him
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:50 PM
 
I don't think we necessarily poor, just outplayed and out managed. It was a pretty naive set up from the start against a team like Spurs and became obvious from very early that it wasn't going to work. They over an us in midfield and took advantage of all the space we offered them out wide with our compact back four set-up. When we did get the ball in their half they closed us down quickly and easily. A lesson for all involved and a wake-up call for those who think we are a premiership team in waiting.
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We'll beat today but on the plus side for those of us that travel away the bonus is that the Newcastle game is still on a Saturday! Much better than a Tuesday night, we can enjoy the delights of a night out in one of the best nights in England
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I will be on the first train outa newcastle after the game , orrlble place , birds look like geezers !
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Just wanted to say that I agree totally with Brian Jarvis, RM and Never Say Die, very sensible and objective assessments of where we are. For me better to stay in the Championship for a season or two, strengthen the squad with some, maybe past experienced Premiership players, who can still play 90 minutes, keep and bring on the youngsters hopefully and most importantly, hang on to SJ. To quote Geezer, work in progress. Better to build slowly and create tangible foundations, rather than get promotion through the play offs only to get relegated next season. It'll take patience and money but flash in the pan, no thanks. Look at poor old Leicester and there are many other examples of a lack of depth and quality. I'm certain we have the early makings of a strong team and club. We all should have faith.
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all we need is a manager , cause this one aint gonna hangaround long with a chairman like khan and suppositrys like you , sorry
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:00 PM
 
Would love to agree with all above, except that if we are building a stronger team to compete with the Spurs and Chelseas of this world...ie 'work in progress' that is IF we have the same players and coaching staff next season. I first want some reassurance that we have JS at the helm next season. I understand the argument that we need another season in the Championship, but I have a sense that it's this season or a long long wait. Not forgetting the reason he walked out of Watford either, or the fact that he thinks we have the best ground in the world ...acccording to Saturday's Times.
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Poor team selection from SJ today. Ayite & Kebano were headless chickens. Cyriac looks to be another cheap player. Poor tactics ( a 3 man midfield ?! ). Poor performance. Yes I know Spurs are better than us, but I think Sutton utd would have given them a harder game than us today. We made it an easy stroll for them. I hope we can keep our loan players for next season, we'll need 'em
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Men against boys today. Very disappointing display from Fulham - ok Spurs are a top side but the difference in class was there to see.,
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:55 PM
 
I've got to agree. I wonder if Janko can take us to the next level.
posted by Em (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:58 PM
 
Think he can but as ever it's down to our owner- does he want us to go to the next level?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 6:32 PM
 
janko wanko , the manager is the dogs bol-oks, the owner is , ., well you already no
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:03 PM
 
Just got the feeling that we have a decent squad and most of the players are capable but the tactics and selections are wrong.
posted by Em (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:45 PM
 
look on the bright side do not have to brush shoulders with millwall's great supporter's and do not have to pay 6 quid a pint if we got to wembley
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Khan that is.
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Well the players weren't
posted by royee (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:10 PM
 
Eerily reminiscent of the '75 final. Fulham didn't turn up then either. Jim in Arizona
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:15 PM
 
Why would he ? He's not a supporter, just an asset stripper.
posted by Jack (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:15 PM
 
JACK ...your grasp of a balance sheet is interesting !
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:23 PM
 
yea , so tell me how we aint got a centre f-ckin forward , khan is , well you know , in your heart you know
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:07 PM
 
FFC mate, what does that stand for ? Friend of the Fu****g Chairman ?
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Totally outclassed by a top Premiership outfit only confirms that we are nowhere near ready for promotion. Being in the top flight may be good for the club's finances, but it may also prove to be a miserable experience for fans. If you want glory, go support Chelsea; otherwise, just enjoy who and what we are. Last time we played in the Premiership, the finances were quite different., Sadly, we just missed out on the new deal. As a result, the gulf,even between the bottom of the Premiership and top of the Championship is now vast
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em , dont you ever stop going on about chelsea , seems there forever on your mind , i think its luv , you should pi-s off and watch em and sop fighting it , see ya
posted by hgk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:49 PM
 
sorry rm ,
posted by hgk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:49 PM
 
The only thing you need to apologise for, is being a complete moron, hgk
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:53 PM
 
The most one sided game you'll see this round (including Sutton v Arsenal tomorrow).
posted by Jake (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:58 PM
 
Don't let us get our knickers in a twist over today's result. On this showing Spurs would have beaten any team in the Premier League, let alone a Championship side. Let us also remember that Spurs have only lost 3 games in the league all season, and we will not meet any team of this calibre again this season. Despite the doubters I felt that we played some very good football at times, and it was good to see Kalas back again. The worst result today, would have been either a draw, which we don't need, or us running Spurs close, which would have given us a false impression on our squads ability. We are still one of the best teams in the Championship, and we could still gain a top 6b place, but that would be a false dawn. Providing Joka stays, and it looks as if he will, he will build a side to have a real go next season, providing Khan puts his hand in his pocket. For now, as suggested, let us enjoy the rest of the season. COYW
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:10 PM
 
So that really was a reality check. For those thinking we are anywhere near Premier League material.... well not playing like this we're not. Ok, so Spurs are a top Premier League outfit but what dissapointed most was our lack of fight coupled with a leaky defence. Perhaps it's just as well we lost 3-0 and Spurs put out a strong side. Now we know where we stand. Hey! It's work in progress!
posted by Bean (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:11 PM
 
Psychic Jake , have you got next weeks lottery numbers ?
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:13 PM
 
Spot on RM and Brian Jarvis , crawl in to the hole where you came from hgv .
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:15 PM
 
" I felt that we played some very good football at times". Brian, seven nil wouldn't have flattered Spurs. I didn't see any Fulham skill nor spirit. Outclassed and a needed reality check. As for Khan, his modus operandii is on display with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ground improvements is where the money goes, not on players. Jim in Arizona
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:22 PM
 
SJ.got it wrong from the line up,you don't play without a centre forward in a last sixteen team.Spurs had no need to getr out of second gear as only a couple of our players turned up. If SJ is staying I can see why he prefers Button as the other guy just does not know what to do with his feet at times. Just hope lessons have been learnt.
posted by brian (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:51 PM
 
Sensible post Brian you hit the nail on the head. As for those judging on this one game that Fulham are not ready to compete in the Premier League we should remember that not every club in the top league is of the same standard as Tottenham. Hull City and Middlesborough spring to mind two sides that we have seen off this season the former rather comfortably. The trick is to be good enough to get out of the Championship, once promoted a higher level of player can be attracted. We should remember that Tiganas promotion winning squad as good as it was still needed experienced additional players once they had made the step up. Our stuttering start to the season will probably be our downfall we are playing catch up and running out of games but does anybody seriously believe that squad for squad we are in any worse shape than the remainder of the play off chasing pack. My main disappointment today was that we seemed to be playing with fear, perhaps affording our opponents a little too much respect. Rather than trust to our instincts we seemed to be over thinking situations and getting ourselves into all sorts of problems. Having said that fair play to Tottenham a power house performance from a very good team
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 6:36 PM
 
The post I am referring to was from Brian Jarvis but guest Brian was not too far off the mark either
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....what on earth does Jokanovic see in Ream and why does he never play Madl and Kalas together? Parker and Martin should have started this game in my opinion and we should have played a flat 4-4-2. First time I've seen us on TV this season and you don't quite get the perspective of how open we are in midfield at the game. It's quite clear that even if we make the play-offs most of this team (and I include Cairney in this) are not PL quality and we would need to spend a fortune. Hate to admit it but I think another season in the Chamionship in order to consolidate and strengthen would be best for Fulham right now. Still enjoying the season though.
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First we have to admit spurs are a class above.Secondly yes absolutely agree kalas and Madle central defence is the best option as Ream is only league one quality and responsible for the first goal. Guess he was having a siesta. Fortunately half of premier league teams are well below spurs and we must forget today and concentrate that a 5th or 6th postition is achievable. To do this half of the team cant take a day off at discretion, specialy aluko. Finally and as many on this site freuantly complain, listening to BBC commentary it isnt really biased is it.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:54 PM
 
Reality at last eh? More spaces in the defence than in my lower paddocks and everyone slow and cumbersome. I was really excited to finally see a game. I wish I hadn't. Jim in Arizona
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:55 PM
 
MST I tend to agree with you but I think without significant investment another year in the Championship will confirm us as a good mid table Championship side. Sadly.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:59 PM
 
I'm afraid the Team won't give Slav the players he needs to compete beyond the quality they already have if they are in the Championship again next year. It seems there is a genuine effort to not spend what might be necessary to complete. I believe this was on full display during the January window.
posted by Isaiah (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:06 PM
 
Completely agree MST
posted by Midds (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:08 PM
 
Agree with you there MST ,no shame in losing to a classy Spurs side and it shows a gulf btwn Prem and Champ and that the board take notice and get serious in the summer and stop buying the bargain basement buys and get real quality like Tigana did in 2000 and won in style . No harm if we don't go up this year but the main thing is get Joka tied up as hgv thinks hes a gonna , we'll see !
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:16 PM
 
What a shocker. Manager didn't set us up right and was too slow making changes. I know you all love him but I won't be sad to see him go as we will never get anywhere with this ticky tacky football trying to play it out from the back. The days of this have gone - as PSG proved. Should have played Parker and a forward like Martin or the lad who came on from the start. Malone should have been sub'd after 2 minutes and that's being generous.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:32 PM
 
I have been saying it for 2 seasons Tim Ream is rubbish. He makes so many mistakes, he cannot pass the ball, he cannot cope with players with pace or any physical attributes, he is to blame or partly to blame for just about every goal we concede. His biggest problem though is he thinks he is better than he actually is, he should be playing back home in the MLS and we need a proper championship central defender who knows where row z is!
posted by adam (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:54 PM
 
AT half time on US TV Warren Barton to Alexi Whatsisname: "What do you thingk of Ream"? No answer, just dead air. J in A
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 19th February 2017, 5:13 PM
 
Think the reality is top sides in championship. Are average can't say I've seen a good one yet and that includes Newcastle seen them 4 times this year not to impressed not been outclassed by our rivals yet Sheffield Wednesday seem th pick of the bunch to me and that's not saying much
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Why is bettenelli kicking everything and every time it either goes to a Tottenham player or out, does he not know football has progressed and we play from the back Bring back Button and sell bettenelli
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who would buy im
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:41 PM
 
Derby lol
posted by Roger (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:46 PM
 
Have you seen us playing from the back !!! Most open secret in championship let them play from the back wait for cock up it will come !!!!
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....with Kane and Alli against Ream but great that Kakas is playing. No Martin again, have we seen the last of him I wonder??
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I rest my case!! Madl and Kalas have to be a better paring.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:19 PM
 
spurs are class , lets hope the dont take the pis- , could get embaresing , work in progress , more like a condemned building
posted by hgk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:23 PM
 
Especially with Betenelli in goal my 10 t o son could have saved that Bring back Button quickly god help us with dodgy bettenelli in goal who is crap
posted by Roger (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:29 PM
 
Those of you dreaming about a return to the Premiership, be careful what you dream for, because this squad is a million miles from the one that got us there last time
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:34 PM
 
Hgv , why don't you do one , Spurs shows us we are not ready for Premiership and they are a classy side , so no disrespect if we lose today.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:36 PM
 
We need Parker on and dare I say it, Martin up front to hold the ball up.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:44 PM
 
do one ,,, well never say die , better never say nothing if you have no argument , were sh-t , you no were sh-t , bettinelli is sh-t , and the manager is leaving , case you wasnt sure, oh and where is cyriac , cyriac the saviour , cost f,all but hes a brill player , f,ing shambles
posted by hgk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 2:59 PM
 
avin a go now , cant moan , showing sum pride
posted by hgk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:22 PM
 
Spurs ARE a top four prem side and better teams than Fulham have lost to them. Even the noisy neighbours struggled against them. It was always going to be hard!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:27 PM
 
f, me they found cyriac
posted by hgk (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:28 PM
 
kanes the diff , wish we had a cf
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:32 PM
 
I agree. Now let's make a real drive for the top 6.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:37 PM
 
least we didnt waste our money on a centre forward in the window , i for one luv the pygmy squad up front , and that cf or lack of one will probably cost us the playoffs and the manager , sadly , hope im wrong
posted by billy (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 3:40 PM
 
Took the piss of Fulham in the 60s with the quip Johnny Haynes and his 7 Dwarves .
posted by Alf Garnett (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 4:19 PM
 
Think we need a hold up man up front whether you like it or not martin is the best one at club!!!!think maybey Parker should get more game time!!
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Burton still have games against Derby,Bristol City,Sheff Wed,Forest,small brentford,Huddersfield,Newcastle,Villa,Ipswich,Birmingham,Leeds,Barnsley and Reading.Loaning Cauley and LVC to them could turn out to be a masterstroke.COYW>
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Oops seem to have mixed arse and elbow again.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 12:44 PM
 
Agree with nw6 our Lonees could nick a few points for us started well !!!
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I read slavisa's report, and i gather that he will be fielding a strong side tomorrow. I know a lot of fans don't believe we have the strongest squad? We do have a little more depth in our squad more than some in the championship. The likes of Derby County chopped and changed their squad around the cup matches to compensate for the league. I think we can afford to to field a strong squad for Tottenham and play the likes of Chris Martin, and i would give Ragnor some game time. He didn't look up to speed last week against forest, and we might need him to be fitter for the play-off run in. Slavisa will be looking to boost his CV even further with a possible win against spurs. I can't guess what sort of team spurs will put out? It doesn't look like kane will play? I would have thought they will put out a strong squad to at least win a trophy this season. Personally, i would have acted before now and got slavisa to sign a new contract. The more he shows up on the radar, the more likely is that we will lose him. Let's all enjoy the cup match tomorrow, i think we will have a good game...
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Certainly we must field a strong side maybe Betts deserves to come in for cup but it doesn't really weaken us as the jury is still out on button I would like to see Martin too. Hopefully being dropped will motivate him a bit I'm excited think we have a real chance and I know the boys will be up for it from the go unlike Tuesday night. Win this and it's only one game to Wembley
posted by Howoodie (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:49 AM
 
Almost forgot I think Ragnor is finished certainly for while. His confidence will be shattered after being hauled off after 25mins? Mind you so disappointed with him the "beast" of Iceland he looks more like the pussy of the championship to me
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Wonder of wonders tomorrows game is being broadcast live in the US on FS2HD. One more reason to show Spurs the exit. C'mon Fulham. Jim in Arizona
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Channel change. It's on FS1 Jim
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 18th February 2017, 6:30 PM
 
ESPN in Oz
posted by Hints - Sunday 19th February 2017, 6:29 AM
 
This is the first match I've seen all year on TV. I don't mind listening to Gentleman Jim, but this is a huge treat!
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if he goes , , warnock nuff said
posted by jga (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 6:24 PM
 
I dont want colin anywhere near ffc .
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 7:19 PM
 
grow up , he would get us in the prem , that all that matters , cardiff will probably finish above us anyway
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Grow up ? Just because i dont want that idiot colin near ffc , you must be small bentford hgv or whatever your name is .
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No he didn't - and the top six are now pulling away!
posted by Dave Brooks (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 5:40 PM
 
top six pulling away , yes and no
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 5:42 PM
 
Top six pulling away ? not really, sheff wed have got massive games to play...leeds dropped points - and amongst our closest rivals - Norwich & preston also lost points...we've still got two games in hand over Norwich...we're right on the tails of the top six - consistency is whats needed now...
posted by FFCinB (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 6:26 PM
 
We also have two games in hand on Leeds who are fifth and nine points ahead of us.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:49 AM
 
Two results that show why we will not hit the top 6 this season, are Brum 1 v Fulham 0, and Brum 1 v QPR 4. Sorry Folks as we are the only side that Brum have beaten in their last 12 games, it proves without any doubt that we just haven't got it with this squad. We are now playing two sides in our next two games, that we failed to beat at home, in fact we were walloped 0-4 against Bristol City, so I can't see us picking up even 1 point from these two matches, so let's go all out for a Semi Final place in the FA Cup, or by next weekend our season will be well and truly over.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:15 AM
 
Two results ffc 1 newcastle 0 qpr 0 newcastle 6 , COYW
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:27 AM
 
bloody hell brian, ok we had a bad result v bristol city at home....but if you don't believe we can go there AND win - well well well...we are not the same team/squad as we were back then..we've gelled much more and we'll win 0-2... True March will be a REAL test with cardiff, leeds and Newcastle on the fixture list but I really believe there will be lots more twists and turns before the final six are known. Its going down to the wire. Last day even.
posted by FFCinB (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 10:01 AM
 
Top six pulling away ?????two games in hand still in touching distance ok day yesterday apart from Wednesday there due a blip must win game next Saturday !!! We've beat them there this year lets do it it again !! Today go in half time level reckon we have a chance never good to play after a thusrsday in Europe !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 12:13 PM
 
The negativity is unbelievable with some of yous here . A lot here coo at Joka's management style with his no nonsense attitude and the flair of the football by our boys , this i agree with . But with the likes of Brian Jarvis who i deem as pathetic as good consistant teams will have occasional blips and to say we will not get a point in the next 2 games is debatetable to say the least . Personally , i am happy the way we are and are a work in progress . I like to think we will get in to the P Os , if we don't . Its not a disaster as we have a solid base if we can sign the likes of Kalas and Piazon and retain the services of Joka . The next season could be the defining one , i reckon , that is if we don,t go up this year .
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Due to an unexpected illness i have a spare ticket for tomorrow's game in the Hammy end, anyone interested reply to this post. COYW
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I can meet anybody outside the ground with ticket as i am still going to the game myself.
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 6:54 PM
 
TICKET NOW TAKEN. Looking forward to tomorrows game and a ffc win and a lincoln home draw in the quarter finals. COYW
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 7:18 PM
 
Be careful what u wish for Bob I imagine Burnley were rubbing their hands when the 5th round draw was made
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Brilliant result- first non league club in the quarter finals of the fa cup for 103 years. Good luck to the lads tomorrow and then suttin united on mobday night
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 3:02 PM
 
Should read sutton united!!!
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Could I get a bit of advise please from regular visitors to Craven Cottage. Regrettably I lost my wife last year, but she is in a better place now (North Devon apparently). I have just got back on the dating scene having charmed Julie (pronounced jew-lee) a waitress in my local cafe here in Surrey. She has shown a great deal of enthusiasm towards my varied and interesting lifestyle, and knows that I live and breathe Fulham FC. I have not been to a game for 10 years, so thought it would be nice to take my 'better half' (her words), to a game. I am thinking that the Wolves match will be ideal. Anyhow, to the main point...I don't have a driving licence, so Julie is going to be duty taxi (her words). I know that car parking charges are steep on a Saturday, so looking for the best option. I was considering parking in Chiswick, and then taking a leisurely stroll up to the ground. Does anybody know if there are any matchday car parking restrictions in Chiswick, and can you recommend a decent chippy (double fish cake & chips for me). Finally, will there be programme sellers in that area (hate carrying those things around for the whole day) Any advice would be most appreciated from the 'Fulham family' COYW
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Chiswick is miles away. All W6 is free on Sunday so try Rosedew or the surrounding area. 10 minute walk to the ground but close to shops, pubs and eateries. Can't believe you would think anyone would not know how to pronounce Julie LOL.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 4:41 PM
 
Chiswick is far too far to walk. I'm afraid you can't avoid hefty match day parking charges unless you park for free outside Putney cemetery and walk along the Lower Richmod road then across Putney Bridge (about 40mins). You can't park down any road south of Fulham Palace road. Any of the streets north of FP road are okay, I can normally get a place down Sidbury St. The best chippy by a mile is Fishers on the FP road between Fulham rd and new Kings rd. Hope this helps.
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 5:26 PM
 
crabtree lane , 9 minute walk , free
posted by plichard (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 6:31 PM
 
Chiswick bloody hell she will only do that once walk 6miles freeze to death watch ffc for 90 minutes she will dump you !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 19th February 2017, 7:52 PM
 
Len, who know,s that might be his plan.
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Yes... Its paper talk but i would be over the balloon if they gave him a contract he has earned it. I thought from day dot this will work out well and long may it continue. HEY MST .i. lets all do smiles :-))))))
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Great news, beat spurs perfecto coyw
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 2:10 PM
 
Over the balloon?!! Are you Paul Merson in disguise?,
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I don't often complain about my beloved Fulham , even when it's deserved. But someone needs to be held accountable for a crime against the club. The club shop are selling Fulham v Spurs half and half scarfs. This has to be the worst merchandise that has infected the beautiful game. I would rather wear a smallbrentford onesie. Anyone wearing one should be taken to thee nearest tree and hung with it. Fulham please !!
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Agree. I think the Pogbas took it to another level last night!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 5:54 PM
 
Should sell well yewhaaa
posted by Brad (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 6:11 PM
 
A small Brentford onesie now there's a sight.
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 6:17 PM
 
Would not were one myself but kids could like them to rember there first game v a big club .and if it makes the club money ? Not a worry either way to me
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 7:04 PM
 
Damn I best get rid of my Europa League Quarter, Semi and final scarfs if they're that tacky.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 7:10 PM
 
Yes John you should , what were you thinking ?
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Wonder if today's top footballers realise how fortunate they are that there is so much money sloshing around in today's game. One of England's top Rugby stars has just signed a new contract which will earn him just over ten thousand a week !
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How can you compare rugby with football. Rugby, is the most boring sport ever invented, and only one man and his dog, should bother to watch it.
posted by Ian Huntely (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 11:23 AM
 
Rugby , odd shaped blokes chasing an odd shapes ball . Boring , yes , a sport , no .
posted by Sat Nav (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 11:54 AM
 
I cannot believe the comments for this posting, "Rugby is boring", you need to get a life, the 6 nations is blowing all attendance figures again, and the pain that a rugby player goes through compared to the over paid and over ego'ed football player is a joke, most footballers fall over at the slightest touch, and they get paid many more thousands a week, I think 10k a week for rugby is also disgusting, but is very rare, I live in the same area as Joe Marler and he won't be on that sort of dosh. I like my footie and my rugby but please don't call it boring or compare the games on excitement, players attitude and pay and also on what it gives back to local grass roots people/clubs. I would suggest you go see a game of rugby locally and then tell me its boring.
posted by Putneyender (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 1:04 PM
 
Putneyender- well said.- If they can't enjoy watching England play Wales at rugby there's no hope for them!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 1:13 PM
 
Rugby , stop start stop start then kick the ball into row z . Attendances at club games anybody ! And i have watched rugby , BORING
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 1:38 PM
 
Nearly as boring as American football. Although maybe not that really is like watching paint dry.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 1:52 PM
 
So the poor Rugby player will have to survive on a mere 10grand a week taking home more than the average annual wage in just one month. Forgive me if I am not yet ready to fire up the violin. Perhaps his team mates could start up a collection. In times of enforced austerity footballers wages are absolutely obscene but to be honest 10grand a week for playing professional sport at any event or level is also fairly disgraceful.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 3:46 PM
 
No more disgraceful than winning a million pound for winning a golf tournament - it's how it is in sport these days
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 4:11 PM
 
10 grand a week for a top rugby player. Compared. To lower championship or first division player on same you have to love playing to put your body through modern rugby and to compare it with American football is nonsense totally different you can tell when you watch the rugby nations playing how proud they are to represent there counties. And would do so for nothing unlike our footballers !!! Higlight of the w/e fulham late winner emgland scoring the winner against the Welsh. Made my w/e
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 6:28 PM
 
Boring? Small minded people. The problem is that rugby is the sport most easily ruined by over enthusiastic refereeing and/or poor conditions but played at it's best is a great game. Sure, I have witnessed some games where it's a grind not a spectacle but I have also been present at The Cottage when then most interesting thing all night was the planes going in to Heathrow. One particular mid week cup match against Bury comes to mind all too clearly and don't get me started on Sydney FC... all sports have their good and bad. Bu what makes me laugh about you rugby knockers is, you moan constantly about how money is affecting football. How players have no loyalty anymore and display an unbelievable level of disrespect towards the referee as well as the fans, then you laugh at a rugby player who earns 10K a week and who wouldn't dream of arguing with the officials. Boring? You might think so but you would love to have half of what rugby has in terms of commitment and passion in "your" sport.
posted by Hints - Friday 17th February 2017, 8:40 PM
 
Well said Bruv
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 9:09 PM
 
I love my football and my Fulham And I am not an out and out rugby man but thats mainly because i do not quite understand Some of the rules which I find even more entertaining as we all no the rules of football and the ref is always wrong as the linesmen and the manager and the bloke sitting next to you, rugby is a fine example how sport should be played 100% can you imagine football players standing there and taking a ticking off from the ref they would take their wallet have a little sob and ask for a transfer. up and under
posted by worple way (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 9:39 PM
 
A lot is said about the amount of video reply used in rugby - the down side is that it does interrupt play, but the plus side is that you do get the right result. If football introduced it " goals" like Sanchez scored against Hull would not have been allowed - so would we welcome it in football?
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 18th February 2017, 9:21 AM
 
 
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Whent into my local bookie today. Not much of a gambling man but fancied a flutter on Fulham to beat Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The return for my £5 was pitiful, so I added Fulham to get automatic promotion, and for England to win the World Cup (with Roy Carroll scoring the winner). The guy took my slip to the manager who took great amusement in asking me if I wanted to add a 'Elvis sighting' to my coupon. They obviously thought that we had no chance against Tottenham- Come on Fulham do this for me!
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Well played
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 5:11 AM
 
Roy Carroll ? 39 year old goalkeeper ? What odds ?
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 8:06 AM
 
Loyal white you do the best post the Ross won? (Martin) now this great laugh
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 10:06 AM
 
You might be in luck for part of your bet, could have sworn I saw Elvis in our local fish and chip shop yesterday !!!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 11:12 AM
 
Nah, Elvis is holidaying down here in Devon.
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 11:37 AM
 
Phoned up the other day to buy tickets for an Elvis tribute act. options were. 1. for the money. 2. for the show .........
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 11:59 AM
 
Phoned up the other day to buy tickets for an Elvis tribute act. options were. 1. for the money. 2. for the show .........
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Just a thought: I struggle to see us getting past Spurs on Sunday, although deep down I really would like to see us get one over on them and be in next round, however, I'm really looking forward to seeing the original Moussa Dembele return to the cottage. Shame he's not going to be wearing the white of Fulham though ... He was an amazing player for us, broke my heart to see him go ... Although it would be great to progress in the cup, I'd take a defeat on Sunday, if it would get us in top six ??? Anyone else feel that way? Having said that, if we are not gonna make top six, or promotion via playoffs is not a reality an FA Cup final would be fair compensation. COYW.
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They played their A team tonight. Won't get back to London until tomorrow. Won't train till Saturday and then light session. Will be knackered. They will play their kids with Kane etc on the bench. We can win this
posted by Phil (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 10:30 PM
 
Nothing to lose game for us so if we get at them from the start who knows what may happen - COYW
posted by JBH (Guest) - Friday 17th February 2017, 9:01 AM
 
 
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And your problem is what ??????, if I was, you have any idea how many post on here double up under different names?(not saying I do ),but still feel the same about J/H stand,cow shed on stilts ,emagine what teams who run out on to the pitch and see that staring at them,13 seasons in the prem, euro final,and that stand ,all because some bloke built it 100 years ago and some blokes in crumpled jackets with leather patched say it wonderful keep it there.Have you seen some of the stadiums in the championship? sure you have and you must admit they are good on the eye. any way nuff said carry on with the post ,case closed.
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Yes and we should really all have the same blonde hair and blue eyes really. I don't give a s--t what the poor players like and don't like personally.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 3:11 PM
 
Of course that's your prerogative,but can you honestly say its normal in 21 century to have three areas covered up to date and one 100 years old ?.We all have our opinions.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 3:55 PM
 
i think our ground is lovely , and the vintage stand complements the cottage wonderfully , personaly prefer the haynes stand , probably because ive sat in various parts over to many years to count , just comfertable , even in the bad times always makes me smile when i squeeze through the turnstile ,, sure there getting tighter
posted by gent (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 4:55 PM
 
Sorry Bhis you've got this one wrong. It's called tradition. Have been standing and sitting in the JH stand for 60 years and still prefer to do so, wooden seats and all. Probably a bit hard for the softer members of the " younger " generation, or maybe they give your piles a hard time. Anyway all that glitters is not gold and some of us quite like the old place. You can sit where you like, give the rest of us a break........please!
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 5:55 PM
 
Oh dear, oh dear. In reply to the bishop. Oh dear, oh dear. MK Dons will suit you fine, bishop, off you trot.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 6:28 PM
 
Bet you remember when they built it , ah bish' !!!
posted by DG (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 7:33 PM
 
Seem to recall Alec ferguson said he loved bringing teams to ffc (not for the obvious reason ) but he felt it was a proper football ground and traditional !!! John motson the same as a commentater. Nothing better than to sit in the Hammersmith end on a late summers evening and watch the sun go down spectacular. Maybey bishop prefers a nice meccano stadium !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 8:52 PM
 
Aaah Len, you old romantic :))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 9:03 PM
 
I give up ,thank god we got passed the wind up phone, or else were would we all be.
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Spurs will be fielding a strong team tonight, and with another match next week, I expect them to start with mostly their 2nd team on Sunday. The team that struggled against Wycombe.

So I strongly think we have a much better chance than 4/1 to beat Spurs on Sunday. So put a tenner in, you might get your money back for the match plus change to buy a pie and a beer!
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Taken your advice John - but didn't like the way the bloke behind the counter Smiled when he took my betting slip- perhaps he felt sorry for me!!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 11:10 AM
 
I personally want both sides to field their strongest sides. Simple to see how far we've come, how far we have to go, and if we beat them even more satisfaction no one can say it's because they fielded a weaken side. COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 12:03 PM
 
PS also they've hiked the prices up and so we should be seeing the strongest teams.
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 12:04 PM
 
I can't remember the last time we beat spurs, home or away. Whatever it isn't much. Still re Sutton Utd and Lincoln City, we have a chance but I think 10-1 would be a fairer bet. I think the bookie would still make a profit.
posted by wiili2B (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 1:07 PM
 
We beat Spurs 4 - 0 in the FA Cup at the cottage in 2011 and 2 - 1 at the cottage in the league in 2008
posted by JBH (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 1:20 PM
 
March 2013 Berbatov scored the winner !
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 4:50 PM
 
Compared to other london teams (proper ones not the west London muppets from the bush or pikeys ) weve had more luck against spurs than the rest presumably not that it says much !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 9:00 PM
 
 
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19 goals for Benfica so far this season . I think I have spelt his name wrong.
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Mitroglu £12m, three appearances for Fulham, no goals.

Portugese league - mickey mouse apart from two teams ;-)).

Similar story with another prolific striker ;-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7:04 PM
 
He did score for them in champions league yesterday against Dortmund. Not that mickey mouse side then.
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7:14 PM
 
Hmmm, even I could score from six inches out....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7:36 PM
 
Benfica obviously ain't a poor side to progress to this stage of the champions league or to be at the top of their league. Mitroglou was never a real Fulham player and showed he didn't want to be here. He was an expensive disaster for us but in all he ain't a bad player and benfica ain't a bad side.
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:07 PM
 
Em, I have never wrote Benfica are a bad team just that them and Porto play in a Mickey Mouse league similar to Celtic. Surely you would agree with that....and last night's goal? Not exactly difficult to score from there with only the keeper to beat was it?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:40 PM
 
Reports now say he is worth £38 million. Another good piece of work by the Fulham Board.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:40 PM
 
What's the story behind the other 18 - luck!!!
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:41 PM
 
The story is that he didn't score those in the champions league he scored them in a Mickey Mouse league as I wrote previously.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:11 PM
 
As opposed the world renown teams we play against like Wigan, Burton, Barnsley etc lol
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:28 PM
 
Perhaps the mini mouse league
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:30 PM
 
Think you've missed the point jim but you still made me laugh :-)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:48 PM
 
We bought Kosta Packet when he was injured and had been for a month . He had 12 games to save us from relegation and I think was fit enough for 120 minutes at most . We were in bottom three when you joined us but apparently still had it inserted in his contract he would only appear in the Premiership . With us it was possibly a case of right player but at totally the wrong time , which I think was a comment Felix M made . I think history has shown us this transfer window , and with Ruiz , and Kosta Packet in previous seasons , last minute complex deals rarely work , they need time and weeks to get in order , not 11th hour panics
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 10:07 PM
 
Hi MST,you say not difficult to score one on one with the keeper.We manage to do just that .Missed 7 out of nine penalties.
posted by v r bedley (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 12:27 PM
 
I have to go with Em on this one. Common sense talk. Wasn't all this down to a Mr Rigg brainstorm? PS. Why put price up for Spurs game. Is the owner feeling the pinch (£v$).
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 1:13 PM
 
I have to go with Em on this one. Common sense talk. Wasn't all this down to a Mr Rigg brainstorm? PS. Why put price up for Spurs game. Is the owner feeling the pinch (£v$).
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 1:14 PM
 
HA'HA' I can beat that MST,i can score goals from 5 inches out, when taking penalties!!! (Well' i measured 5 steps from goals to penalty spot) = 5 inches... DOE!!!
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Anybody else think that Ross will still be a Fulham player beyond this season. The incident with his garage door and how Steve Maclaren reacted to the situation has clearly soured their relationship and therefore gives hope that he will remain with us? Would you guys welcome a u-turn on his contract? Thoughts?
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Do you think the rest of the squad would welcome him back? There is no doubting his goal scoring ability as he proved when playing for us- but in all honesty can't see it happening. But I could be wrong , I quite often am !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 6:40 PM
 
Do you mean Chis Martin?

Not sure if you noticed but Ross McCormack left us in the summer and has nothing to do with Steve MacLaren so doubt very much he will be with us beyond this season :-)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 6:56 PM
 
Obviously very confused. McCormack was the garage door incident but was sold to Aston Villa with Fulham making a profit. He fell out with Steve Bruce and is on loan at Forest with very little chance Villa will recoup much of their money. Probably would not get more than 5 Mil for the bloke now being the wrong side of 30, out of form and out of favour.
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7:11 PM
 
LW- I bet your American.......
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:11 PM
 
I'll swear I saw Ross McCormack playing in a red shirt last night, with a number 50 on the back - but perhaps I was imagining it....
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:43 PM
 
That could be something to do with the words on loan at forest.....
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:34 PM
 
Loyal White- there are plenty of good clinics around the City to help you get off the bottle. Dear me.
posted by JJVOL07 (Guest) - Thursday 16th February 2017, 2:15 AM
 
YOU STUPID BOY !!!!!!
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I think that if we look at our defensive situation logically, we are going to make mistakes every now and again. We have a talented team who like to pass the ball (a lot.) Until we make perfect the system that slavisa wants us to play, i am afraid it's gonna be squeaky bum time every time we make a pass back. I wouldn't be too hard on 'Ragnor longboat', he just was not up to speed with the game after being out so long. I would love someone like a fit john terry here at fulham, but that is not going to happen. My other concern is the physical side of the things. We will just have to accept that a lot of teams will have identified key players crucial to our game, and they will put a blunt on our game. I like the way we are playing right now, that link up play involving sess/ cairney was sublime, it was sweet, a work of art! I hope this new guy we have is a bit more physical in midfield, because we surely need a lot more in that area. Another thing what bothers me on here is, the guys who have a moan don't seem to notice the beautiful game of football that we play? Embrace it! Acknowledge it! It has been a long time coming. The good times are surely coming back to Fulham. Our defensive frailties is a part of our game we have to accept.So everyone on board, just sit back and enjoy the ride...
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Have to agree Owen. Also Piazon should have closed down their number 13 before he had a chance to cross the ball for their second but can be forgiven as a wing back he is not and Kebano saved the day for us in the end:-).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 6:59 PM
 
Thanks' MST, i don't always get my facts right, but i try. It would be nice to see some clean sheets, but the way we play is what we have at the moment. I am sure that slavisa will put more thought into the problem, and come up with some solution...
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Just when are sheff actually going to drop points, its getting bloody anoying,we go up one and down one,who cracks first,cant see us catching any one else but Wednesday,still points to play for but the pressure is mounting, we have to stop leaking goals to crap teams, we got away with it against Burton, and last night,almost dropped two points,thanks to a defence that is getting gung -ho. We have to get tighter when playing the better teams because we may not get the chance of scoring to many goals . How ever well done 3 points again,heart in mouth time,what chance 3 in a row? PS good day to my chum MST.
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JT would fit the bill coyw
posted by 756stephen (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 2:15 PM
 
PS for MST.reading a post further down you said I could not have sat in J/H sand since 2006 as no drums and no wooden seats are in there, think that's what you said, well last time !def last time!,i sat in there was a cup game against Blackpool, Tom ince played think we won 1-0 or had replay cap game,long after 2006 and we sat in wooden seats, and there were drummers, 3 drunks one large drum, who had about 30 minute half time break,for guess what? up by the tunnel, high up . Just thought I would mention it .
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 2:32 PM
 
Bishop, All, we may have to accept the fact that most of the times we start to play better when we lose a goal or concede an equaliser. If you look back to all the games we won or draw in the past months, most of them we come from behind. When we take the lead, e.g. to Brighton, we are more likely to lose! I know the logic is completely wrong but that is a fact!! So I don't care if means we have a better chance of winning...but I agree, we need better organisation at the back.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 3:04 PM
 
Just checked progg, jan 5 drew 1-1 won replay.So 2006 a bit of the mark.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 3:05 PM
 
Sorry the year was 2013, omitted to put it in .
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 3:07 PM
 
Read my post again Bish; I never wrote there were no wooden seats so don't know where you got that from.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 6:14 PM
 
For Bishop - apologies to everyone else. Also Bishop, I always thought you were George South now you have just admitted it in your post above....

season ticket recently returned to London and attended match at Wigan, tickets bought for Forest game and intention for many more, and likely to book season ticket for myself and son next season. Hoping for advice on which stand to book for season ticket, in past always at Johnny Haynes stand but at Saturday's game tried for Riverside, never been a holder before wondering what opinion is... Also: cannot seem to find pricing for 18-21 youths to know better pricing next year for both of us depending on the stand chosen. Much thanks, COYW

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Best atmosphere in in the Hammy end but it depends on what your looking for, view is good from H3 - H 6 from most rows but I think its best from Row H and above the tickets are also cheaper than the JH and Riverside.

posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 6:48 AMDelete

Thanks for the reply, have on occasion sat in Hammersmith but always too low down, bad view of the game, does the view compare to JH or Riverside at all if high enough? Would enjoy the atmosphere more, but worried about not getting the best footballing view

posted by matt reyonlds (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 7:07 AMDelete

Watching from behind a goal is totally different from the side and takes a little getting use to but the higher up you are the better, if you are use to a side view then I would go for Riverside which has less atmosphere and is more expensive but has better seating than the JH

posted by JBH (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 7:19 AMDelete

JH seating is fine and identical to Riverside if you sit in the new seats that are situated where the enclosure used to be. I sit in block EL row EE which is still well covered but three or four rows nearer the pitch you will get wet when it rains. I've sat there since we moved back from Loftus Road and remain there because I have made friends with people around me but given the choice now, I would move further back to say row BB. EL is pretty close to the half way line by the way.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th February 2017, 7:33 AMDelete

great, thanks for the responses guys! Any tip on the pricing at all for the different stands? Am now currently thinking trialling sitting further back in Hammersmith before making a decision

posted by matt reynolds (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 11:29 AMDelete

you forgot to say the J-H stand is like sitting in a cow shed,seats that could have come from the ark,drunk drummers,go for the Riverside so much more Fulhamish better looking all round.

posted by george south (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 12:05 PMDelete

George you clearly haven't sat there for years!! There are 20 rows of plastic seats in front of the wooden ones (where I sit) now and I can assure you the atmosphere in the Stevenage Road stand is a lot, lot better than the library that is the Riverside;-))

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 13th February 2017, 1:13 PMDelete

Not were I sat it was not,near to the tunnel towards the top all wood, birds crap every were, 3 drunks at the back banging a drum ,first and last time for my group in that section.

posted by george south (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 2:20 PMDelete

As for atmosphere it debatable, managers have complained over the years it don't excist at the cottage,never noticed it In J-H stand, must have been the drumming, Krupa they aint.

posted by george south (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 2:23 PMDelete

Spent a couple of years in JH, but too many miserable and negative folks. Some of the language was truly foul, racism and sexism still alive and kickin' in JH. To make matters worse, the wooden seats were awful, hardly any leg room, I'd end up with welts in my shins. Have also sat in Riverside, an atmosphere-free zone. Now in the Hammy End, much more atmos, and fans a lot more positive - and a heck of a lot cheaper.

posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 13th February 2017, 6:30 PMDelete

The Riverside has the best view but the moaning annoy's. Johnny Haynes also good and has the most food places and toilets but has the Sun in your eyes in the arvo, also lots of uprights which is in your view. Hammy good view from behind goal.

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Sorry Baccus MST don't agree with you but wont say it,he did remind me I cant have been for a long while ,glad you reminded him.

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I agree with the moaning Minnie's in the JH but you get them in all parts of the ground I would guess.

Also agree about the sun but only before the clocks go back and lunchtime kick-offs - clappers make excellent sun shields;-).

Haven't seen or heard a drum in the JH since the '90's.

Don't use the toilet after first entering the ground and never buy food or drink so neither for or against that.

You have to believe me when I say that I DO NOT sit in a wooden seat, it is plastic like the rest of the stadium and that's a fact. If you don't know that then you could not have sat in that stand since before we moved back to CC which was around 2006 I believe.

Each to his own I guess. I like sitting in the centre of the pitch and the atmosphere is definitely far better than the Riverside. The wooden seats are still there but there are half as many plastic seats now.


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can't get away from them... they don't have a clue what they're watching, they don't sing, they're on their phones the entire time..
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Don't really care as I concentrate on the game and I would guess there are just as many other foreign nationals. London is a cosmopolitan City, it comes with the territory....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:56 AM
 
Have you been to a Manu Game Completely different accents from inside the ground to outside.
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 10:35 AM
 
agreed.. too many tourists partly why our atmosphere is so poor
posted by Tom (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 11:11 AM
 
Why should the amount of tourists stop you from singing. There's none where I sit yet trying to get people to sing is like flogging a dead horse
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 1:23 PM
 
Stop Complaining.

A cosmopolitan crowd is good news for FFC and international recognition. One day the USA will be the place where football is played Big Time and in a truly competitive league if not already.
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 1:43 PM
 
I have 2 American ST holders next to me in the Hammy they have been with the club since the days of McBride so show a little respect to the real American fans we have and who actually attend games at the cottage unlike a lot who post on here!!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 1:55 PM
 
JBH! How do you know who goes to the games? If you have such remarkable insight could you let us all know the result of Sunday's game 'cos if we are going to get stuffed I will stay at home, spurs are my hate team I cant watch them win.cheers.
posted by doom (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 2:48 PM
 
I would guess he knows which posters do not go to the games because they tend to tell us on this board ;-))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7:08 PM
 
We have a great legacy of US players (McBride, Dempsey, now Tim Ream), so inevitably these attract American fans. In the same way that you couldn't move for Norwegians when Hangerland was here.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:51 PM
 
Tim Ream a legacy?? I've called him a lot of things this season but legacy ain't one of them. More like liability.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:13 PM
 
DOOM I know who on here do not got to the games as they are posting when its actually going on listening to the match commentary from GJ

I also know who I sit next to at home games because I am there!
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After all the for and against on this site hardly a mention of him since the final whistle. As Brian Clough used to say, anyone can buy a player, its knowing when to sell rhat is the secret I think that goes for thise who wanted him back on loan.
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yes, RM is history now. I gave him a small round of applause (I didn't hear too many boos either) as I said I would that's the end of it! I've done my bit and given him what I think he deserves. At times when we ping the ball around with precision and speed, he looked a sad figure watching us and probably wondering why he keeps making the wrong decisions away from the pitch!

But RM is done - no more. He's moved on. So have we!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:11 AM
 
Not quite please just one more….What happened to this Guy Mccormack who was going to come back to haunt us? what happened. Was he playing, did he turn up. Really ran about yesterday to prove himself. Oh how I wish he had come back. Him and Martin could sit on the bench together to talk about their ex careers with Scotland.
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:56 AM
 
No one mentioned Patjim Kasami would come back to score against us. We all thought it would have been Ross. It's a funny old game Saint.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:46 AM
 
Happy for him. He left in reasonable circumstances and scored a very good goal.
posted by Em (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 10:15 AM
 
Dembele ran-off with a Scottish shrek!
Martin obviously had a few unfaithful one-night stands with his ex!
Mitrologue threw his ring away even before the honeymoon!
Woodrow did everything to salvage the marriage!
McCormack left a poor household for a sugar daddy!

We have seen it all so we are probably qualified to be a marriage councillor!



posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 12:16 PM
 
Kasami's goal at Palace a few seasons ago probably the best I have ever seen. Fair play to him...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7:09 PM
 

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