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Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 9:58 AM

anyone remember that old record , by tommy james and the shondells , and should we send a copy 2 our moderator for his ring tone hes feeling the pressure methinks , lol
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FCC fan (Guest)

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Monday 21st August 2017, 10:49 PM

Any news on Rafa soares, he was meant to be having a medical (sky sources) 3 days ago.
That's what I was wondering its taking too long for my liking to get this signing over the line !
posted by FFC SUPPORTER (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 6:06 AM
On twitter yesterday that it has fell through a friend and Fulham fan told me
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 9:49 AM
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Monday 21st August 2017, 10:14 PM

For all people complaining about SJ on here ("he's one sided...no plan B"), we have to bare in mind what he has done compared to others. He has brought an attractive style that we love and other managers don't have. Replacing him with who, there are no obviously choices available and you might be left with a kit symons or felix magath alike. Stop being short sited and trust in the guy that bought u play off football after finishing 19th&20th. Having gone to all games (including cup) so far, I still don't believe we have been fully sussed, but are just playing good opposition and are suffering from a poor and lax pre season. Please calm down, I'm especially disappointed with MST, usually a voice of reason!!
i moan , but never about js , , some evan av a go at him for telling the truth about transfers or lack of em , they cant face the fact that the khans dont care about ffc
posted by eric (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 11:19 PM
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Monday 21st August 2017, 4:57 PM

Fulham always create a lot of chances, which equates to goals sooner rather than later. I want us to stop having a dig at our players, and get behind them instead. Let's all have a group hug and show some love! Not that soppy french kissi kiss on the cheeks guys' just show some appreciation when we put a good move on our opposition (Applauds) Believe it or not, our guys are working hard, they are playing their hearts out. Tom Cairney has said that he had no pre season prep, and i promise you he is chomping at the bit! Tom will work hard a get fitter. I watched our highlights again against Sheff Weds, and we play excellent football. I would never want to see Fulham play route 1 football, that would be boring. The pundits all marvel at our style of play, why would we change it? That Aluko header came a bit high, and we must forgive him for not latching on to it. Aluko isn't the tallest, but he will run his heart out for fulham. Remember last season we were frustrated with him, then he had a golden period and he got himself (MOTM TWICE I THINK?) All Alukos goals and assist contributed to our top 6 finish. You can't expect wingers to get 25 goals, and if you look at the ratio of goals without a central striker, the lads were chipping in 10 to 12 goals each on average. If we are likened to barca, that is a complement which is fantastic for Fulham. So if we give ur players a break, and just show them some appreciation, i am sure the goals will come. We have a fantastic group of players at our club, i honestly believe that.....
Agree with you all the way my son. But with some on here its like pis;;ing in the wind
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 5:01 PM
Maybe we're just an ordinary championship Side been to 3 games so far pass for fun No cutting edge no goals pretty to watch No leaders on the pitch
posted by Mike (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 5:15 PM
Well said Owen fed up with all this doom and gloom we have good players lots of hard teams in Championship let's all stick together and back the team
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 5:46 PM
I totally agree with this post. I can't believe some people questioning the team and manager. I watched the highlights of the game against Wednesday and we played well just lacked cutting edge. We cut through them on plenty of occasions and just lacked the finish. Rui fonte had only been in the country a couple of days. We have to give him time. I would suggest we give it till the end of September and if we are still struggling then I would begin to worry. But this is the championship and anyone can beat anyone. We have to get behind the manager and players tomorrow and Saturday. 3 points could see us shoot up the table. COYW!
posted by Tj185 (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 6:05 PM
Owen as much as I love your optimistic and morale lifting posts, your are kidding yourself. It's not the players. All but one of the starting 11 on Saturday were first team regulars last season. It's the tactics. We have no plan B. Even at 1-0 down with with five minutes to go we are wasting time passing out from the keeper and across the back four before the ball gets anywhere near the oppositions box. There is no urgency in our game and it's the same old story when Jokanovic gives his after game interviews - always moaning about what he hasn't got rather than getting on and coaching the players he has got. I don't believe Jokanovic is the mastermind that many on this board believe and other managers have worked him out. Yes it's still early days and of course a win or two changes everything but many of us cannot see where that is coming from whilst we have no cutting edge. Watching highlights does not give you a true representation of the game, especially when they are heavily censored and biased towards Fulham. Trust me as one who goes to at least 75% of all games that we are not looking good mate.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 6:43 PM
wouldnt it be nice if janko could buy some players 2 give im a plan b , they buy the players remember
posted by moreline (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 7:08 PM
Players don't define the tactics moreline. Jokanovic has a plethora of players at his disposal now and if he doesn't like the recruitment policy (and I am not saying I do or don't) why sign an improved and extended contract and say he could stay at Fulham for 10 years? In my opinion Jokanovic should be doing better and it doesn't take a footballing genius to work out that if you're 1-0 down with five minutes to go, route one might be worth a try but yet we stick to crab football at a snail's pace. I've been his advocate for some time now but to be honest it's becoming boring to watch and I'd like to see our game mixed up a bit. I don't think I'm alone in that either....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 7:30 PM
i dont get the contract signing either , but difficault to go route 1 without a cf , unless ya stick a ch up front for the last 10 minutes , i think its pretty obvious he dont fancy the new signings , tell ya wot though , there wont be no shortage of takers if he walks ,, all this is such a disaster after last quarter of last season , hope kline dont takover ,
posted by moreline (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 7:52 PM
Maybe he was made certain promises that have not be kept.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 7:57 PM
Dont often agree with MST but everything he says is correct,spot on.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 9:05 PM
I don't buy this plan B tosh. You have to believe in the way you play. Some days it won't happen but there is absolutely nothing in anything I've seen in 40 years of watching football that suggests that lumping the ball into the box in the last five minutes is any more successful than playing football on the floor. It may feel more exciting or give you something to shout about but, like corners, it's no more effective. The system works, the players are definitely at the top end of this division. We need to move the ball around a bit quicker but that normally comes with confidence and having more than 3 of the team playing well. It will all be alright in the end. Just calm the f&££ down...
posted by bassim - Monday 21st August 2017, 10:09 PM
Bassim and Chris in the post above. I can only say it as I see it and for the last 12 months I have supported Jokanovic and what he has tried to do but watching passing for the sake of passing is not attractive to me and especially when you are not winning it becomes boring to watch. If you think pragmatically, our finish last year was just as much about Leeds' implosion as Fulham's finale. Yes we got some good results that I enjoyed massively but we had some pretty awful results as well - look back and recall how you felt when we lost and drew to teams we all expected to put to the sword. As I've written previously, it is still early days and a couple of wins will change everything (including my perspective) but at the moment the football is turgid in my opinion. Sorry but that's how I feel and for me the buck stops with Jokanovic as they are his tactics.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 10:43 PM
Not often I disagree with you, MST, but your comment about luck that Leeds imploded is unfair. The whole point about last year is that despite missing so many penalties, first and last minute lapses and some pretty awful performances, we did make the playoffs.My disappointment this year is that we had an awfully mismanaged pre season and have failed to continue where we left off, despite an improved squad and investment by the Chairman. Last season showed that the standard in this division is not as good as everyone says, and that Fulham should really be challenging for an automatic promotion spot. Sadly, the result on Saturday cannot be airbrushed or explained away with excuses about referees, bad luck, or Khan. Responsibility has to be taken by Jokanovic...I'm not saying he should be sacked, but simply that he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror,stop whinging and start delivering
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 8:35 AM
Agree with Owen like last season we're creating golden oppurtunites again early on and not taken them time to worry is when you dont createto be honest even if you know our system when we are on our game still difficult to stop at the risk of being boring one of the leagues top scorers last year it's still early days points in this league can be made up but we need to get a couple of straight wins under our belt
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 8:39 AM
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Ha Ha another top leeds player going to a bigger club. How d'you feel now. Like I told you. You're not famous anymore. Chris Woods can't wait to get to Burnley. "Leeds, Leeds are falling apart.... Again" !
dan , mate not many leeds fans will see your remarks , there not on this site , anyway back to west london , sess is going to man u ,a then loaned back to us , 25 mill according to sky
posted by peter (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 1:46 PM
Peter mate , that was a response to a Leeds fan who posted earlier under the name marching on. Keep up mate
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 3:09 PM
sorry dan
posted by oeter (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 7:11 PM
No problem pete
posted by DG (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 10:06 PM
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Monday 21st August 2017, 12:25 PM

Fulham next 3 league games are against Ipswich (100% record so far), Cardiff (100%) and Hull (was a premier league team). Normally you'd say if you can get 4 points you'd be happy against 3 top teams. Unless Fulham ft their acts together quickly, even 4 points will be difficult. Even if we get 4 points, do you think SJ's job would be at risk? From the chairman's perspective, despite the success of last season, that would be a bad return on investment after 7 games. The last thing we need is our manager getting the sack but I'd never say never! We need a settled team asap .
We should be looking for 9 points, as we are not as bad as our results are suggesting, and both Ipswich and Cardiff are flattering to deceive. We beat Hull comfortably enough last season in the cup, and they had a far better team than they have now. A good win at Ipswich will set the ball rolling.
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posted by peter (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 1:51 PM
There's another question that you may care to ask, and that is: Is Jokanovic as good as he thinks? I'm not suggestion an answer, only a question.. before you guys bombard me with criticism
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 2:16 PM
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 3:15 PM
Agree with HL. One dimensional with no plan B. Sorry but those is the facts as they say. Also fed up with him keep complaining - is he Rafael Benitez in disguise??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 4:08 PM
Goodness MST, you're a moderator! For someone with such a role, you certainly don't sit on the fence! I'm not sure where I stand on this one. Yes, he got us to the playoffs, which was, in itself, a miracle. However, I don't like his whinging in public, and this has to stop. As for his single dimensional tactics....they did get us in to the playoffs,
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 4:44 PM
I think you may have misunderstood the role of a moderator RM. Perhaps someone would be good enough to explain. No disrespect whatsoever RM but I'm fed up with keep explaining it on this board ;-).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 6:27 PM
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Monday 21st August 2017, 8:22 AM

Malone was excellent but I don't understand why everyone is going on about it. Odoi had a great game along with Sess. Just a shame the rest didn't.
Totally agree with you, not only supported Session, but was always back in time covering after marauding forward
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 21st August 2017, 8:45 AM
Sess (bloody predicted text .........)
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 21st August 2017, 8:46 AM
Odoi had a good game but he cannot get to the byeline and cross because he has no left foot. It was all just a bit sluggish in the final third. He is a much better defender though. Personally I would like to see a back 3 tried and have Sess and Fredericks as wing backs.
posted by adam (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 8:52 AM
That's why Session was playing in front of Odoi. Totally agree with three at the back - been banging that drum since Christmas but Jokanovic doesn't read this forum ;-)).
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Sess demonstrated the inexperience of youth, when beating the defence on the left, rather than passing to the unmarked Fonte in the box, he tried to shoot at an acute angle - totally screwing up what was a great scoring opportunity.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 6:46 PM
Yes, I agree and that shot went well wide in the end.
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Monday 21st August 2017, 1:01 AM

It turns out that left-sided Scott Malone's role on that left side, was crucial in our game after all. I was looking out for that striker of Huddersfield that we might have signed, and completely not noticed that Malone wasn't playing against Newcastle. Somebody on here was referring to our attacking play on the right side breaking down and not working and so and so? It's a funny thing that happens when fulham gets rid of 1 player in particular, and our shape goes to pot. That attack system on our left side was so crucial to young Ryon Sess's game, which was a problem for the opposition. Slavisa and our coach will work out a new solution eventually when we can persuade someone left sided to get on board with us. And then it will be a gamble if he is good enough in that Scott Malone role. Scotty fitted into our game plan and not Huddersfields! If we could undo this transfer in a hurry? (we can't) i would be happy. We have to make do with what we have got now, and roll on to the next game. Our current bunch of new players are not bad,but we need to gel. Tom Cairney will need to work harder and get back into the swing of things... A win is crucial to Fulham, and will settle everyone. It will take some hard work and sussing out from our coaching staff for sure, but we have the players to do this...
Evidence of first 4 games is that our problem is a lack of a forward who can hit the target or get on the end of a cross. We are trying to pas the ball into the net and Barcelona we are not. Players need to get their shooting boots on. New 9 was pretty anonymous but first game, AK looks good but no understanding with team mates. I agree with manager all too slow and so sides have time to organise.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 7:48 AM
Totally agree Phil but even when we do get chances and half chances Aluko can't hit a barn door with a banjo - think we should cash in and replace him with someone who can get a header or shot on target but is still a tricky winger........or we did OJO!!!. Thought, considering Fonte had not even had one training session with the team, he applied himself well but his chances were limited. God only knows why he is taking corners and free kicks or even standing over free kicks and not taking them. Thought he was supposed to be a good poacher, well he ain't gonna poach anything from 40 yards out.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 10:33 AM
The expression is "can't hit a cows a*se with a banjo". & Fonte has played as a winger almost as much as a striker. He is generally speaking more of a forward player than & out & out striker. He usually took the corners on that side for Braga. That's why he took it. Nothing unusual.
posted by Ara (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 1:35 PM
I take it then, from the above messages, that we are still expecting to sign an out and out striker, and therefore is Rolan, on our shopping list, I wonder ? There doesn't seem to be any enquiries about him, from any Premier League clubs, and the Newcastle interest in him seems to have gone cold, so maybe we are still in with a chance of signing him, although he will probably wait until the last deadline day, before he makes up his mind.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 2:33 PM
Gone cold. How do you know this. Have NUFC informed you
posted by Tumbleweed (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 4:06 PM
Yes, didn't you know, that I know everything about Newcastle, as I flew over it once.
posted by Brain Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 4:33 PM
If Fulham are expecting to sign a striker, they wouldn't have given Fonte the number nine shirt
posted by Bert (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 5:08 PM
If Fulham intended to sign an out an out striker, why give Fonte the number nine shirt?.
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Sunday 20th August 2017, 10:45 PM

Mick's riding high and I can see why as a Manager he can spot a centre forward and a goal scorer for miles. At least Ipswich listen to their Manager. How come Fulham did not get his chaps from Scotland? You lads are dead right we should not have sold Malone, as defence has not been our strong point of late. Well, we'll have to see if any of the host of loan stars are up to Wyatt Earps billing, because we need someone quick on the draw when they see the bloody goal to have a poke. Bound to score eventually but three draws and a losing at home things can only get better as Tony Blair used to say as he sent us war in Iraq. Got to get behind our boys but new lads will take time to settle.
Not sure I agree with you about our defence - we've conceded three in four. It's our attack that needs sorting we've only scored two goals and one of those was an own goal whilst the other was a gift!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 11:27 PM
Well Rich If you r seriously using Mick MacCarthy as an example perhaps you should have a think about how many seasons he has been in charge at Ipswich It is too early in the season to believe that he has finally got it right but if he has then surely the message is to give managers a chance rather than call for their heads at the first sign of alleged trouble.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 10:35 PM
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My wife suggested I get a penis extender, so I did. She's twenty-five and her name's Kathy.
My wife asked , "why did I find a pair of knickers in your coat pocket ?" I said "because you're a nosey c:nt "
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:57 PM
Grin. Kept it going mate but apparently references to Islam are politically unacceptable. Censorship at its finest. As an Oratorian Danny Boy you'll understand Quis Custodiat Ipsos Custodes.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 21st August 2017, 12:11 AM
Done your wife already. Nnnn
posted by No name (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 1:32 AM
Hope you kept your skis on ...
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Sunday 20th August 2017, 7:33 PM

Whilst we wait for something to kick start our season, I believe one must always learn from negatives and others experiances. Although at two different levels ,FFC start the season with everybodys talking bout "fantasy football".Same way after Spain won the world cup. come next matches and most clubs have sussed the systems and play to kick those giving value for money entertainment out of the ground.Add this to as many injuries in 2-3 games as in the whole of last season and its back to the drawing board.We insist in playing 10 -15 passes specially on the right wing which consume too much time. If we now have 2 number 9s then it will have to be 3-4 touches and into the box.at least thats how i see it.On saturday we probaly fielded our best 11 on paper.I for one would have betted seriously on us winning, but this is football,so anything can happen in the next half hour. Were do we go from here? personally Im fully in the belief that most players, Slavisa and the board have made a serious commitment to promotion.We have a stronger squad than last year, which in principel should mean that starting from tuesday ,a strong line-up has to be fielded vs bristol rovers or else expensive purchases wont get a kick.Last season we got 11 pòints from 5 matches in august but come the international brake,our castles were knocked down with 3 miserable points from the following 5 september matches. there is no reason why we cant beat ipswich next sat. Why we cant win most of our sept matches. In other words, id much rather get things going now than going through the pains of last sept.Its simply a question not playing into the enemies hands. COYW
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Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:09 PM

After watching Huddersfield and Newcastle playing this afternoon, it just looked like a glorified Championship match. Although they have started well, I can see Huddersfield having a job staying up, along with Brighton. Newcastle may just survive though. By the way why on earth to Malone join Huddersfield, as he hasn't had a sniff of a game so far, and he is only going to be a bench warmer there at best. We miss him a lot, and unless we sign a good replacement, we must have been stupid in letting him go.
But Spurs v Chelsea was a proper Premier game !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:28 PM
Wouldnt know fred , rather watch paint dry than those two !
posted by Buster (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:34 PM
best game of the season so far !Chelsea look like champions already, why all the hatred for our neighbours? Personally I would far sooner see Chelsea Arsenal or Spurs win the league than the mancs or scousers, I am London and proud of it! and before a deluge of "go and support them" I am and always will be Fulham till I die! even after.
posted by jimjim (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:47 PM
But Norman they are second in the league.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:55 PM
You and me both brother Jimjim
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:57 PM
Car free , you small brentford fans do make me laugh , bottom of the table , luv it .
posted by Sw6 (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 7:50 PM
Chelsea fans , the most racist , plastic "fans" in the country .
posted by Eccles (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 7:58 PM
Hand up all of us fans that are pleased that we didn't gain promotion last season. Yes I thought so, 16000 plus. If we had of been promoted, we would have had a season of embarrassing results, as we were not strong enough at the end of last season to have survived the Premier League this season. Another season, or maybe even two, will enable us to have a solid Premier League side, with a then comfortable survival chance. Joka is building a really good side, that will take a little time to gell, but we will get there, that I am sure of. COYW
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 7:58 PM
Brian I can see where you're coming from but I thought we were better then Huddersfield come the end of last season. It depends on how we would have spent all those millions in the summer.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 8:12 PM
I think Bournemouth and Watford are set for a long season as well
posted by Andy S (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 12:54 AM
Racist mug .,
posted by Eccles (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 6:49 AM
Typical Chelsea mug. Only come on here when you win. Didn't see you here last week when Burnley stuffed you. Or was that because you were busy running from them. Also I suggest you do something about your writing or your eye sight. BBBUUURRRRPPPP !
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 8:13 AM
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Well done h field. N castle lose again. And you lot think we got problems
We have got problems!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:00 PM
Again? They've only played two games!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st August 2017, 9:31 AM
And lost both.that means again yes
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Sunday 20th August 2017, 2:53 PM

fonte 9 million , that seems 2 be the price we paid , does anyone no if thats true , because sitting pondering over my stella i cant quite believe it ?
8 mill i think
posted by peter (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 3:00 PM
opinions just now are harsh and you cant judge him on one performance. He ran and ran in the first half and needed a second striker to play with. Having him on his own was a uneducated decision from our coaches and the lad dropped deep in the second half to get more of the ball and that just gave us no outlet once we had the ball. Bringing on different players in the midfield made no difference in our style of play and only when Kamara came on did we start to look more balanced, but it was far to late and a well groomed side like Wednesday were in control and the game was won.
posted by Gazzoom (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 8:04 PM
Fonte was obviously signed because we needed a goal scorer, so why was he taking corners from the left when he should have been in the box. Ryan can take a decent corner?
posted by Bert (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:07 PM
Moreline ! is your stella the one with a beard and squint?
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 11:26 AM
Not only taking corners but also free kicks, all this after just one training session as well??? He must have been spanking them in on the training ground Friday!
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 11:40 AM
I really don't get why people give a toss about how much the club pays for a player, is it your money ? No is it F-ck ! Do you care about how much somebody's paying for the price of beer? No do you F-ck! You care how much your paying, absolutely. So what I'm saying is why worry about the owner wants to pay for a player it's not your money but I guess it's something to moan about
posted by Johnnys Jockey (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 1:29 PM
i wouldnt want my club going bust , because some mug spent all the clubs money on poor investments , as for my stella quality comes before price , sadly not the case with the khans , but thats my money im spending the mug khans spend fulham football clubs , so if you want fulham fc to be around a while you should care too , and face the fact that at the present time fonte looks a right royal stoomer at 8 mill
posted by moreline (Guest) - Monday 21st August 2017, 2:14 PM
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Anyone would think we were in the last four games of the season, not the first four. I seem to recall a certain West London Club putting 5 past Reading and Huddersfield (9 goals actually) and did we hear their fans saying well that's it for this season? We had a bad day at the office. Some of the fight from the previous week was missing and should have done better with the chances we had, but not even Newcastle had a brilliant home record in their promotion bid. Every team has their problems. I agree that trying to read into what our manager said or didn't say and analyzing his every word is not helpful. But he stated at the beginning of the season he was staying and until officially told otherwise I am sticking by him. A bad day at the office that's it we bounce back we're Fulham. COYWs (In the racing and Football betting paper they had Owls down as Champions by the way).
Well said Freddie, a dose of reality and common sense, that hopefully won't be lost on those of us who are prone to a touch of panic.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 2:35 PM
Nice one Freddie
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Sunday 20th August 2017, 12:20 PM

He did comment on the first signing,odjo, and cleatly said he did not want him. When we signed kamara he commented that he did not know what he brought to the team. His interview on sky clearly showed how unhappy he was about the transfer "policy" and when asked if he had worked under a similat system in the past he said no and that he would never work under a similar system in the future. In my opinion the signings have been generally very poor and are hardly good enough to go straight into the team. Hence kamara,cisse and odjo on the bench. £9million is a lot of money for a player from braga and think if we had actually looked at some players the manager wanted wecould have done much better. Messrs khan and kline are applying a system which works in american sports like baseball and the nfl where players do not have to gel together as a team like they do in football. In thise sports they are given specific jobs to do when they are brought on, do them and are taken off again. Real success at any clubs has only come about by developing your own players and/or with a team of experienced scouts watching potential signings and making their recommendation to the manager who then goes and watches them. Really hope the new players work out but it does seem likely from what we seen so far. Really ,really hope they do but will always think the stats system is a bad,bad ti sign players that have to work together in a team.
Gosh are you saying the manager didn't want any of the new players ? I must say I'm not sure if Kamara and Fonte can play together I thought they play in the same position also we are well covered for left wingers with Ayite Kebano and Sess who really is a left winger in my humble opinion he is certainly no defender
posted by ffc supporter (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 12:29 PM
Well said. Some idiots on here anti SJ and all for the boards transfer system. Has anyone ever heard of these players before we signed them? Toughest championship ever and the coach who knows more about football then a couple of people playing Fifa stats with our team involved in with our transfers. We will improve but cannot believe the way this club is run. Spanish and French B division are nowhere near the level of our league. In SJ I trust!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 1:44 PM
Story circulating that when Fonte played for Crystal Palace, he was so bad that the Palace fans made him a laughing stock, and that they were so pleased when he left. From what I saw of him yesterday, I must admit that I was not that impressed, although he looked a bit fitter than Chris Martin, but at this stage he is not any better. Time alone will tell.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 1:50 PM
Today's Sun says that we are about to sign central defender Rob Atkinson, from Basingstoke. He has been on trial with us during the last week, and he has been very impressive. They also say that Middlesboro' are lining up a bid for Tim Ream, and that we will want a fee in the region of 2 million. It sounds like that there is still a lot of movement to be done yet, before the window closes.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 2:26 PM
they wont sign ron atkinson , to old and dodgy past
posted by old (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 2:47 PM
it depends on his stats
posted by peter (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 2:56 PM
If we sell Ream at all let alone for 2 million, we may as well all send our seasons back
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 20th August 2017, 4:16 PM
Wasnt a young Saha bombed out of Newcastle as not being quite up to it only to return to galvanise our attack? Wasnt Fonte fairly young also at Palace?
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 20th August 2017, 4:22 PM
If the manager supposedly did not want them quite simple don't play them !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:03 PM
On yesterday's performance think I prefer Martin I was distinctly unimpressed with fonte let's hope he had an off day he was shocking !!
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How come after 4 games we are almost bottom have scored 2 goals and got 3 points? we do still have the same goal scorers as last season plus some added extras ,already we are 9 points adrift,why have we not carried on from last season?another mystery for S/J to solve,same old excuse ,!we had so much play but again we cant put it in the net!duh!we worked that out .So now what ,we watch and wait and bite our nails, could be bottom after next game, never expected results quite like these , boring , slow ,shambolic, get it right fast it don't take long to get stagnant in this division and its along way back,.
They've probably heard from pundits that we play some of the best football in the division and they believe it. Well boys let me tell you. You've been sussed and your style isn't that hard to deal with.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 12:00 PM
Our transfers are managed by what amounts to an amateur betting syndicate, based on a Hollywood movie. We've lost one of our best 2 players from last season & our rivals have improved their squads, & most have done so earlier than us too. Hopefully SJ can make something out of it in time. There's a lot riding on how good Fonte is too. No pressure.
posted by Ara (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 1:17 PM
We've been sussed? Our style is very difficult to play against. We just haven't clicked yet. It's the players not the style that are not switched on yet! Comparing us to last seasons and the teams that have sussed us this year? Norwich (H) we drew. Reading (A) drew and lost (not scoring in 2.5 games). Leeds (A) we drew again. Sheff Wed (H) we managed a late equaliser against one of the best organised teams in the division. Is it Jokas fault Sone can't finish from a corner? (completely missing it). Is it Jokas fault McDonald headers over wide unchallenged? Is it Jokas fault the Ryan S doesn't look up and square the ball for a tap in with the owls defence split apart? Is it Jokas fault Kalas got himself sent off at Reading in the first minute? Is it Jokas fault Piazon broke his leg after starting so well? Is it Jokas fault he has been given players he has not asked for? Is it Jokas fault he still has no idea as to what is happening in this transfer window? (now with talk of Ream leaving). Is it Jokas fault a lot of players have been signed so late he hasn't had a chance to work out how they fit into this team? Is it Jokas fault the key orchestrator TC has been injured and not match fit? A lot of the players need to look at themselves in terms of performance and SJ will get the best from what he has. August and early September are now our friendly fixtures with regard to get the right balance in the team. I'm watching a premiership match right now where we done the double over both scoring 13 and conceding 2 in the process. Is that Jokas fault as well. Give the man the credit he deserves. Some of the best football played down here last season since the days of Tigana. Open your eyes and look at what's really happening at the club!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 3:03 PM
With regard to Ream (above) I only read that from a previous comment. No idea if it's true (was reported to be in the sun)
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Did you get to the game. And what did you think of it all.
posted by JRD (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:09 AM
Good hard fought first halve by both teams with us making best chances but woefull in front of goal second halve bad mistake to let goal in after that with 30mins to go fell apart were very bad
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:48 AM
Very unlikely that Kev will be back, but it is pretty safe to say that he thought our support was dreadful, and the team played like a complete bunch of strangers. He is probably checking out the travel arrangements for Loftus Road for his next free weekend
posted by Riverside Pete (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 12:50 PM
So says a qpr fan , now go away bitter boy .
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cannot believe a couple of posters on here are doubting the manager , the only thing that dont need fixing at fulham is janko , shape up or ship out there saying , i think the good news for riverside , , longball and rm , is hes probably packing as we speak , a year ago we sold our 2 best players and bought a whole team with the same money 12 mill if i recall , and he nearly got us up , and that after they sh-t on him and us in january not to mention the debacle with martin , be carfull wot you wish for , we could get grey and kline ,
We kept nearly all our best players despite decent bids, we kept all the good youngsters despite clubs wanting them, we brought in about five new players who haven't had time to gel but hopefully they will prove to be good. The club has done everything asked of them which led to them being made betting shop favourites for promotion. its down to the manager to get this team playing together so don't blame the club for the current situation. I am confident it will come together but lets just give it time before everyone starts shouting for heads again.
posted by The Pope (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:07 AM
I'm not shouting for Jokanovic to be fired. I'm simply pointing out that Khan can no longer be blamed for everything that is going wrong at the club. We have the players, the set up and everything else needed to challenge for a top spot. There is no glossing over yesterday's performance, tactics or result: simply not good enough. I also maintain that our ore seasin preparations were unhelpful, either on terms of motivation or results. There appeared to be a distinct lack of planning, and that must be the responsibility of Jokanovic. He needs to stop whinging to the Press, and get his team to start performing. Please don't have a go at me, guys, but you have to admit that some of our tactics don't add up to a challenge for the Premiership, and Khan may no longer be the problem?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:34 AM
Good post Pope
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:51 AM
I follow odds closely we were never the favourites. You said it, we didn't sign players with enough time to gel. Khan repeated the same mistake as last year. We would of finished top, if the season started in October last year. We should of brought players before the friendliest so they could learn our sophisticated style, that's what friendlies. Are for. Don't blame Slav it's not his fault we signed our first team striker once we already played a few games just like last year. Moving from another country and expect him to be banging them in. The stats don't account for foreign player settling in or time to gel but Jr can't be told.
posted by Tim (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 10:50 AM
Well said Tim, Stability starts from the top, Kamara arrived two days before the season started. Fonte and Ojo two days before our fourth match, all three unproven at this level.Suppose the Porto full back will arrive on deadline day also unproven in English football Is Aluko to be sold to offset the cost of Fonte, as there is only a year difference in their ages. On the subject of loan players some come with penalty clauses about appearances, which also can cause friction between management and coach. Hardly the best way for a flying start to the season, with the fixtures as they were. My opinion, for what its worth is that Jokanovic and his coaching team are vital to our future, it also seems that the management have preset ideas about resale values and age. The combination of this is hindering the one thing that would make everyone happy. Promotion with the monetary rewards that would bring, leaving the owner able to sell FFC at a higher price should he wish
posted by denny (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 11:42 AM
You don't follow them that closely as we were 7/1 joint favourites with Hills, Paddy power and Betfred along with villa and Midlesborough. I studied it to get the best odds. We are still in fact 5th favourites with Hills despite our poor start at 10/1. Lots of clubs will not let players go at the start of a transfer window and hold out for better prices and more negotiations or to see if other clubs are interested thats why so much business is still going on including with top clubs and players. If it was that easy all business would be done in the first couple of weeks.This together with the fact we could not get several other targets stop it from being as simple as you make out.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 11:43 AM
!0/1 for title 11/4 for Promotion. Good job someone believes in us.
posted by the Pope (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 11:48 AM
Promotion??!!! Hahaha
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I wasn't at the match yesterday but assuming the assessment here is accurate, it sounds like we're back to where we were some 12months ago when we were pinging the ball around but with no real aggression or penetration. I am guessing Wednesday, like all other teams, sat back absorb the pressure then punch us on the counter. It's worrying we are now only a point from the bottom three. We've been there before, and once you are there it is mentally difficult to get out. We have Ipswich next so it's not going to be easy. I disagree with the comments out style of football will it work. I think the issue is we have a few unsettled players. Aluko, Maconald, Frederick and possbly Cairney. Our key players!! The sooner we get to the end of the transfer window the better for these players to concentrate on the football.
I was at the game, Wednesday certainly did not sit back, they had as much of the game as Fulham. Teams have worked Fulham out, keep pressing us, dont give us time on the ball, and because of this our passing gets worse, we start passing to players that are tightly marked or we pass and give the ball away. I DONT like naming players but Aluka yesterday was awful,I lost count the number of times he lost the ball, he missed 2 scoring chances in the first half, he was playing like someone who wanted to be somewhere else, maybe Reading, Obviously we can only get better,we need to do more pressing ourselves, instead of standing back and allowing the opposition time and space.
posted by JRD (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 9:07 AM
Thought when we made subs we lost our way completely no one prepared to run at opposition aimless passes Font worse culprit run out of ideas completely same pattern emerging as last year early misses visitors wait there chance because they know there will be one. Must take our early chances so away team has to come out !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:19 PM
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Why on earth is our centre forward taking corners and why is he standing around the ball at free kicks in wide areas...get in the box!!!!! Cairney off dead ball duty today....clearly not fully fit.
Jok should started with Kamara, told him to bully their defence, then brought on Fonte after one hour, told him to focus on scoring. To start with Fonte who knew nothing what was expected of him was a bad coaching decision, IMO.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:33 AM
js is such a bad coach i fear for him and his family ,we should have a whip round for him for he may never get another job , but theres a rumour that khan kline and moneyball have been signed by man utd , jose reckons there genius is needed in manchester , but dont panic , kit and the german ,and grey are waiting in the wings , its all good
posted by peter (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 8:41 AM
Who or what is moneyball?
posted by gloom (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 10:16 AM
Works on bringing in players on statistics and figures as opposed to personal information or watching them play. Google the film.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 10:37 AM
Goals are the best stats for a centre forward brought in to do just that!
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Obviously disappointing Aluko played like a player about to be sold Johansen and Cairney struggling in mid field might have to drop Johansen Norwood needs to start games Odoi needs to be somewhere central we need a left footed left back to support Sess down the left Jokanovic has his work cut to integrate Kamara and Fonte marginally better than same position last year but manager will prevail
OUR MANAGER has his work cut out to manage properly. The team plays so predictable that any decent manager has them sussed. This playing out from the back at all costs even with 2 minutes to go ,I ask you . He has brainwashed this team.Why dont these so called great signings start. The mid field including cairny are are totally sub standard.If this team does not score in the first half they are done for.SJ is will make late late subs.when its too late. again predictable.Forget last season Its the .manager who needs to change his tactics ,either shape up or ship out.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 8:22 PM
PS . just saw the managers reaction. Like a broken record.We had our chances blah ,blah.Well whos fault is that .. not the players thats for sure.No more excuses SJ.
posted by HARRY LONGBALL (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 8:29 PM
As I mentioned below, Joka has got to start taking responsibility and he needs to work out solutions with the players he has at his disposal. He signed the contract with Fulham he is getting paid to do a job, now do it.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 9:12 PM
The arrival of new players is bound to disrupt the team. It takes time to gel, and we'll probably begin to pick up in a couple of months time when the Squad knows what's expected of them. After 4 games, I'm not that concerned, and our quality will see us challenging the top six by season's end.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:10 AM
new players the manager didnt want
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 8:21 AM
How do you know. He's not publicly said so do you have personal information he didn't want any of those players
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 10:35 AM
he didnt choose those players ; and he aint over working those players , so its out of the box and in many ways a long shot , but im guessing and its only a guess mind ,,,!!HE F,IN HATES THEM PLAYERS !! , pope
posted by moreline (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:37 PM
Ohhhhhh, jokavich, we want you to stay!!! LITTLE PATHETIC PUNY CLUB!!!
posted by MARCHING ON (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:44 PM
You're not famous anymore. Northern monkey !
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Anyone else missing Malones marauding runs from left back... Not moaning just saying I enjoyed watching his efforts.
Mentioned today at the game by many - Malone is a big loss to the team. Marauding runs, goals, a good left foot and a defender.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 9:10 PM
of course we are , thats why i feel on the hole we are weaker this season , the new lot aint done nuffin yet
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I'm all for keeping hold of our best talent but genuinely think we should of cashed in on cairney sess and aluko and re-invested when we had the chance. Can't see cairney hitting same heights as last year and 20 mill extra would of been welcome, sess has great potential but will only ever be as good as the players round him and to be honest although will get plenty of game time he'll hit a level and plateau so 25 mill up front with plenty of add ons would of been a fair cop and quite frankly anything we got/get for aluko would be a bonus. With the exception of a good run 5 or 6 times a season he's a liability with the worst finishing in the league a conversion rate of 6% with second most shots in the league last year. Both ayite and kebano Are more productive in front of goal. Really hope am proved wrong but everyone seems to have figured us out and we needed a few changes to the way we play to liven us up abit I was obvious in the playoffs that all you had to do was pack the middle of to stop us being a threat, dont give Fredericks the freedom to run and you're laughing. Hoping for vast improvements but not seeming likely at the moment
if we had 20 mill 2 invest would you trust our moneyballers with it, wede probably end up with colin mcgregor in goal
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Was today just one of those days? Don't think so. Joka needs to sort things out, his one tactic approach has been well and truly sussed. His rants at the Directors are unhelpful. News of the owner wanting to sell is unsettling and the new signings look very average at best. Cairney clearly not match fit, Aluko looked unhappy and the team laboured today. Sheffield Wednesday did a job on us. Joka needs to roll up his sleeves, stop moaning and get the team playing to the level of last season at the very least. Then we need to get to a higher level of play even if we want an outside chance of the top 6, at the moment we are way short. Joka needs to start earning his wages, and fast!
SJ can only work with what he has been given. The man is the best thing that has happened to our club in years! If he has been given 2nd division Spanish and French players and they are not good enough to play in his style of (normally) fast paced attacking stylish football then that's not his fault. He won admiration from everyone in football last season. Would you our last two managers back? What worries me is time and time again he has stated that the players he has been given are not the ones he asked for. Even today in his post match statement he spoke about we are no longer playing friendlies but he is still trying to work out the team. By this he means he is frustrated by how long it took the club to sign players when pre season it should have been sorted so he could use this time for the players to gel and work out indeed what the starting team should be. Needed to hit the ground running with only 3 signings required to be automatic contenders now we are playing catch up already and it's all down to the board which I also believe will SJ as a scapegoat and sack him if the poor run continues.
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:50 PM
I agree with Riverside that our tactics seem to be one dimensional and even when substitutions were made today, like for like players were brought on for Aluko and Johansen and our approach to the game did not change - sideways passing and no urgency. We only went two up top with 10 minutes left and I don't think Kamara touched the ball did he? I've seen him a few times now and if this is what you get for £5m, I'm sorry but we should have kept our money in our pocket as I really don't rate him. Hopefully, Jokanovic can sort this out and quickly but I do agree that he has to stop moaning and concentrate on picking the best team and providing them with the tactics to win games and fast. We are still only four games into the season so we have plentry of time to make a challenge but fans will stop turning up if we don't get a win soon - I even heard a few boos late on.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 8:12 PM
Personally think we the same as last year same problems only saving grace three potential rivals did not get maximum points starting next league game we need to get our arse into gear and NOT T O DROP STUPID points at home !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:27 PM
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The only thing that can save us from certain relegation is North Korea!
Think that's gone tits up now !!!
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Had three half decent performances without Tom Cairney, what does that tell us today. In. My personal opinion (for what it's worth) I don't think he works hard enough.He seems to have taken all his passing skills from Scott Parker but has forgotten about the other side of the game I.E work ethic which Parker had as a younger man
Tom Cairney definitely did not look on top of his game. Back to the old days to many sideways passes. Lack of pace going forward and players constantly failed to run into spaces. Fredricks was going mad, attacks down the wing and forwards all stand looking at him waiting, presumably, for the pass that never came, too static. Thought Oliver Norwood looked far better reader of the game than Tom, on the day at least, and looks much better captain material, marshalling the defence and communicating. Distribution good too. We also failed, in the second half to close people down, back of too much and gave them space. Another good performance from Button, only one heart stopping moment. Had to play Hammy End linesman.....again, where do they get them from? Disappointing all round, much work needed down Motspur Park this week.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:09 PM
Can't believe this post. TC is pure class. His passing and control are normally fantastic. The best players make it look so easy that people that do not understand the game (and probably never played) think they are being lazy or not performing. Today TC had a poor game but the lad is coming back from an injury and playing his first game of the season against players who have performed in 4 matches already and are match fit. Give the boy a chance!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:27 PM
Thanks MST:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:27 PM
agree terry bit hard on tc 1st game and all that . take him in front of norwood any day
posted by eric (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:35 PM
Second game, was crap against Norwich too
posted by Tot (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:40 PM
2nd game sorry. I missed Norwich as I was on holiday (looks like a few players still are!)
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F,,,k me we had a bad day. And hark at you lot f;;;king balling already. And not going to the Bristol game.Your like a load of spoilt kids. Grow the f;;;k up. Stop moaning. You lot do my head. TRUE FANS OR WHAT i dont think so.
Not bailing, Geezer; just realistic. Our pre season preparation was not good enough, and we are now paying the price
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:54 PM
We are only four games in. Played four Drew three lost one.
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Where is Owen when you need him?
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:07 PM
....and 9 points off the top already!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:29 PM
3 draws 1 lose nuffin wrong with that ,, unless you want promotion , poor signs so far im moaning cause we should be doing better, how do you call yaself a supporter and be happy 2 lose , not me buddy
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:41 PM
Moreline mate we carnt win all the time not even in real life. It dont appen that way some one has to lose some time. But may be further down the line when we get it together your all be singing fulhams praises again.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 8:32 PM
i think we will come good , if the new signings come good , but we dont wanna slip back to far ,and some on here are starting 2 blame js ,, tell ya wot dont give kline an excuse , hes after more power , tough start ,and janko making it clear he dont fancy the new signings much , only fonte started , not sure our new target man likes heading the ball much
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Button , Ream & Kalas did nothing wrong , but the rest were so disappointing . Cairney and Johanson created nothing , Aluko and Fredericks in particular looked tired and leggy . So many passes to a player already tightly marked , little running into space .
S Wed were not great , but took their one real chance well .
Its too early to panic , but if we allow the top 2 to get 15 points ahead of us , its difficult to pull back . with Ipswich and Cardiff up next , its in our own hands , but neither will be easy .
Obviously I am still thinking about promotion rather than relegation , despite what the table is currently showing .
We will not be relegated, nor find ourselves in a relegation battle. But it is equally clear that we will not gain automatic promotion. Perhaps we expect too much from Jokanovic, and he us not the Messiah.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:47 PM
Six hours of play so far, one goal scored by a Fulham player. And he's out until Christmas. The teams at the top are almost into double figures. Apparently we've signed a new number nine this week, did anyone see him today? I think Wednesday well deserved the points. They were more urgent, closed down the space, and stopped our usual flowing style. Perhaps we've been found out? We squandered a handful of scoring chances, whereas Wednesday took their's. Probably no need to panic just yet, keep the faith....but.....
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:50 PM
rm , he would av 2 be the messiah 2 keep sorting out the sh-t the khans lumber im with
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:45 PM
With the exception of Fonte, everyone who started today played first team football last season moreline, how can Khan be responsible for the poor performance of a team that made the play-offs three months ago?
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not on the bench tonight , now if theres a god and if baby khan aint a total c-nt ,
hes going prem
posted by peter (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:23 PM
He might be going to the Premier League, but we most certainly won't be, this or any other season, if today was anything to go by. I thought that today was an abject failure, and if Fonte is the answer, than what is the question. We are sitting in 19th spot in the table at the moment, and another relegation fight season looks to be in front of us. If we can manage to keep out of the drop zone that will be an achievement, with this side. Never mind we have a really exiting cup match this week against the mighty Bristol Rovers. I for one will not be there to watch such an pathetic battle, and I am a real fan, but there is only so much that we can put up with.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:18 PM
This looked like a team that had played 46 games and was at the end of the season feeling jaded. Cairney didn't look fit and our shots on goal must have been in low single figures. SJ has a lot of work to do if he's going to haul this lot back to last seasons standard. There was no man of the match they all played below their best. Interested to hear post match analysis from SJ, he surely must have blown his top at this performance.
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:32 PM
Odoi, Ream and Kalas played okay. I'm not sure what impact Norwood is gonna have off the bench in games? Aluko was poor today and his work rate was way below par, last season when we were up against it everyone still wanted the ball, today a few too many went missing
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so wot happened to the new world beaters that none of us had ever heard of
New guys still bedding in, be more worried about the form of Mcdonald, Cairney, Johanson, Sessegnon, Kebano and Aluko before you judge the new guys after 4 games... Our big players are playing crap!
posted by Adam (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:02 PM
Normal service has been resumed!
posted by Fred Bloggs (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:14 PM
We've been blaming Khan for so long, that we've lost sight of the real problem. There can be no excuse for our poor start: our pre season was awful, and we have suffered ever since. Jokanovic has been given enough players and so he must take full responsibility if we fail this season. The players have little sense of urgency, and seem to be playing with self entitlement rather than true grit and determination. If Jokanovic can't motivate them, then somebody else must. I give him until Xmas. Let's stop blaming Khan
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:14 PM
Talking rubbish Rm, since Khan took over, its been downhill ever since, I rather he sell up as he knows the parachute payments are gone and probably this is why he wants to sell up . They are a jinx .
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:35 PM
That's simply untrue. Last season we reached the playoffs despite it being a somewhat mediocre season. The squad has been strengthened so we cannot complain about lack of funds. It's now up to Jokanovic and the players. Excuse time over for Jokanovic
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 6:40 PM
RM are you mad? What players do we have that have strengthened the squad? I've yet to see any superstars? SJ can only work with what he has been given. The man is the best thing that has happened to our club in years! If he has been given 2nd division Spanish and French players and they are not good enough to play in his style of (normally) fast paced attacking stylish football then that's not his fault. He won admiration from everyone in football last season. Would you our last two managers back? What worries me is time and time again he has stated that the players he has been given are not the ones he asked for. Even today in his post match statement he spoke about we are no longer playing friendlies but he is still trying to work out the team. By this he means he is frustrated by how long it took the club to sign players when pre season it should have been sorted so he could use this time for the players to gel and work out indeed what the starting team should be. Needed to hit the ground running with only 3 signings required to be automatic contenders now we are playing catch up already and it's all down to the board which I also believe will SJ as a scapegoat and sack him if the poor run continues.
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:44 PM
rm is defo mad ,,, only as a hatter, it must be an imposter
posted by gotta be a wind up (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:48 PM
alright buying lots of players but not if there sh-t , my stats over south park were outstanding but that aint the champlonship , oh if it wernt for the stella ,
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No urgency, meaningless passing, poor attempts on goal and our new centre forward taking corners and free kicks - what's that all about? Only good news is we look solid at the back (hope that's not famous last words).
So we still haven't got a goal scorer?
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:02 PM
Famous last words indeed!
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:33 PM
Automatic promotion anyone?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:42 PM
More chance of us paying £5m for a pub player.......oh we have ;-)).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:44 PM
If MST is pessimistic, then what hope is there for the rest of us? Please don't go there, MST, as you're the only hope we have on this Board
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:46 PM
I am sure the statistics look excellent. Shame about the result.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:13 PM
Didn't want to say told you so but 'told you so' Too many late signings when we needed to hit the ground running. Team will improve but a long way off yet! (Saying that I fancy us to win at Ipswich - that's Fulham all over!)
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:46 PM
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Regarding the rumoured selling bit, we are I think 36 million in debt, so if we had sold sess for 25 mill and cairney for 15 mill,the debt is gone,if Khan was selling, what is the better thing to do? sell and clear all debts then sell after all a new buyer would not know much about sess and cairney so a buyer gets a club debt free,but and its a big but he never did any of those things so its my guess he will not sell at this point if he wanted his money back he would have sold both players then touted it.
Go back to where you belong, IE, DIVISION FFFOUURRRR, HAHAHA.
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In Sky's preview of today's match, FFC is referred to as the Lilywhites'! Where the hell did that one come from?
I remember asking my grandad the same question 60 years ago! COYlW
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:48 PM
My childhood....and I'm 60 this year. It's what we were always called back then. At some point, it seems, we must have started hanging around in public toilets.
posted by jb (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:48 PM
Because the Lilly is white,ironicly also called the death flower. Simples.
posted by the bishop (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:50 PM
When I was a kid back in the mid 50s Fulham were often called the "Lillywhites".Somehow that has manifested into that durge I hear from the terraces "Come on you Whites".Preston are also called Lillywhites.
posted by Old Barnes Boy (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:54 PM
I'm another old codger that remembers us being the Lillywhites in my youth. My dad always called them that and said that was the name back in the 30s.
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 3:18 PM
from time 2 time i call em that , must come from s/were
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:10 PM
Absolutely true and they named a chemists chain after us too. Haha. Boots biggest competitors. Barnesy you'll remember them, there were branches in Putney and Fulham and many other places. If you didn't want the barber to know what you were doing on the weekend, you went to Lillywhites.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 7:25 PM
Mortlake,you're not thinking of Timothy Whites are you?
posted by Barnes Old Boy (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 9:48 PM
Ffc called Lilly whites all the time I supported them just not much these days younger fans would not have heard old boy in front of me shouts out every home game !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:34 PM
Cos your 'fans' are cowards??? Run away, run away, hahaha!!!!!
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The club have refuted it. Good news all round.
You can never tell for sure but what is evident is that the Khans are spending this summer so hopefully the groaners will be quiet for a while. Shame about Kalas, good solid player but we should get a similar player in if we can - and for stop gap forget the 28 year old red line. Left back? As for new forwards who look good on paper, we must wait and see now.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:53 PM
Everything and everyone is for sale, if the price is right. I'd be amazed if FFC wasn't up for sale. Club ownership is the perfect way to make a small fortune.....by starting off with a large one
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:59 PM
What do you mean by shame about Kalas? Did you mean Piazon?
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Any news of Soares? Has he been signed?
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The value is being the Premiership. I see this as a good thing because if he is driven to making sure we get promotion so he gets max bucks that surely is a good thing. I believe we have had a seriously good transfer window and once our best player, Cairney is back, and Fonte starts knocking in the goals we will march onwards and upwards. The guy is smart. There is a massive value nowadays in a premiership club but he also realises with the present transfer fees being paid by the top clubs he knows what investment it would take to thrive there and he knows that might be beyond him. And even if you spend real money like Palace have done, no guarantee of success. Nothing like a driven chairman with an exit strategy which will benefit us all.
It depends on who buys it.
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posted by David (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:25 AM
Good :)
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:58 AM
Rest my case regarding the many here who for some unjustified reasons still dislike the owner!! I wonder what owners people want?! We could be the next QPR, Cardiff or even worse Blackburn if we continue to wish Khan to leave!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:13 PM
Talk to Southampton fans about the club's new Chinese owners who completed their purchase this week. Confucius he say no new investment, he say sell players.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:23 PM
I suppose my point is the root of the problems we had was Mo didn't have an exit strategy, He wanted to get rid of his assets (IE Ritz, Harrods and Fulham) and to be honest let Fulham run down, having peaked in 2010. If khan admits he can only take the club so far, and sort out the mess he inherited, and come away with a profit i am not sure how that can be seen as a bad thing.
posted by David (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:35 PM
when mr el fayed sold we were thirteenth , id take that run down position now ,
posted by peter (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:21 PM
What are you on about, the mess khan picked up, MAF sold the club whilst in the Premier. The only mismanagement has been on khans doorstep, poor dealings in the transfer window in the first 2 seasons and poor managerial decisions. You are talking sh1te David.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:25 PM
You talk a load of rubbish, David . Who got us in the Premiership in the 1st place, a short memory you have .
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:28 PM
Mess thought Khan brought a club in the prem with zero debts and proceeded to destroy it with bad management and incompetent people that were clueless on how to run a football club and if he wants to rectify this stick his hand in his pocket work his way round ffp like everybody else seems to do buy three proper players and he will get his money back
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is tom fit to play today?
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:10 AM
What's the matter with him?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:08 PM
Well he's in the team so not sure why he wouldn't be playing ;-)
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I see that the Times says Khan is open to offers to sell Fulham. Your thoughts please.
Khan supposedly giving 'serious consideration' to selling, according to Matt Hughes in The Times. And the reason he's turning down requests from other clubs for Sessegnon is to maximise the value of assets for any prospective buyer of FFC. Which makes perfect business sense, but feels like a bit of a kick in the teeth after the positive signs in recent weeks that Khan might be committed for the longer term.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 10:21 AM
If it's true it seems a little strange to me after the investments he has made recently in the training ground and the playing staff. I hope it's paper talk and I'm pretty sure that if it is true, he will come out and refute the allegations on the FFC website and through social media.

Were there any quotes from Khan?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 10:21 AM
Well if he does sell us, let's hope he takes Kline with him. Because at the end of the day, if there's no room for him and Slav , I know who I'd rather keep.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 10:37 AM
After recent promising signs, that would be a disappointment. Lap of the Gods I guess, could get Adam's Asian swindler.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 10:54 AM
Maybe it's a case of " where I'm not wanted ". Maybe people should be careful of what they wish for. Not least some on here.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:09 AM
I think you make a very valid point.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:13 AM
Well Mortlake , I feel we're doing ok with the Khans when you look around and see clubs like Blackburn we are lucky. I'm not sure about the transfer policy, but I'm no expert in that. Time will tell.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:19 AM
Yeah, couldn't agree more, mind I don't have a problem with the transfer policy. See David's post above, think he makes some sound points. We're just gonna have to wait and see, isn't it always the case, never a relaxed moment.Aaagh:)
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 11:56 AM
I find this story very odd because I have inside knowledge that Khan has just recently approved the go ahead for the extension of the riverside. It is due to start at the end of the season. Why would he start then if he is thinking of selling?
posted by Midds (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:11 PM
Here's what Matt Hughes wrote in his column: Fulham’s determination to keep hold of the highly-rated Sessegnon twins – Ryan and Steven – is being influenced by owner Shahid Khan giving serious consideration to selling the club. The American billionaire let it be known he would be interested in a sale towards the end of last season when Slavisa Jokanovic’s side were in contention for promotion to the Premier League, but the search for a buyer was put on hold following their Championship play-off semi-final defeat by Reading. Khan remains interested in selling, however, and is determined to retain the club’s most valuable playing assets in the interim. Tottenham Hotspur had a £25 million bid rejected for Ryan Sessegnon last week, while they are also keen on his 17 year-old brother Steven.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:19 PM
INVESTMENTS IN THE PLAYING STAFF , mst av a word with yaself , your the one who defends our cheap a-rs owner with ffp ,ffp,,ffp,, so make ya mind up
posted by peter (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:37 PM
taking the lesser brother is probably the bait in the sess deal , as far as selling the club , he can f,off now as far i care , oh and that new stand ,THAT,L BE THE DAY
posted by eric (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:42 PM
Noballs noballs
posted by Oooohh (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 2:26 AM
Khan does not appear to have much sense when it comes to football which is astounding for a billionaire !!!! Mind you I font think he's a daft as he looks !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 6:44 PM
Can't think why anybody should want to buy a football club hardly any make any money the only asset side is the land potential and the hope of a season or two in prem
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All those sad to see cauley go, I think it was the right time. Watching I'm against Wycombe was q sad as he offered very little and, by the end, was ironically cheered and clapped. If he truely had the quality for this team, I think he wld hve started more now, and it seems burton and their style of play was more his level. Good luck to him at BC and let's get beyond our new 11mil n9 Rui fonte
Someone mentioned earlier in the week that it's not Cayley is not good enough it's the style of play Fulham adopted would never suit him. Cauley needs a partner upfront. He would have excelled if he was playing with McCormack now. He's a better finisher than Dembele but he's positioning hasn't improved. He was such a loyal kid to Fulham and I think like most fans would love to see him do well and play for England senior team one day. Good luck!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:04 AM
As much as it would have been nice to see Woodrow come good, I'm sorry but there is no way on earth that he is a better finisher than Dembele.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 8:54 AM
Even in youth teams he was never a better finisher than Dembele hope he comes good worried now he may not
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 9:13 AM
Say what you like. Fact is Cauley had a lot of chances to shine in the first team and never once put in a top performance. Regret another academy man who didn't make the grade. Good luck at Bristol.
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Evening all, I've lived just outside the m25 (west) for about 11 years now, I am a Rangers fan (Glasgow not QP!) and go to as many games as I can fit in when I'm back home- however I miss my Saturday football and want a team to follow..I've always liked the look of Fulham / The Cottage and looking to come along tomorrow. Could anyone offer any tips or advice regarding where is best to get a seat? And are there always tickets available on the day? Cheers, Kev.
Lovely ground yes, but if it is atmosphere you are after then probably better going in next to the away fans in the Putney End. The FFC fans are devoid of ideas when it comes to creating an atmosphere. Sad but true.....
posted by Riverside Pete (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 8:29 PM
Kev try the ticket line on 0843 208 1222. Hope you get one and enjoy the game and try and get one in the hammersmith end your love it.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 8:29 PM
says riverside pete, what a clueless c*nt
posted by john (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:20 PM
Try going to a game mr riverside , t**t .
posted by Marcus (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:23 PM
Kev , dont listen to this riverside fella , he is small brentford , go in the home end , the hammersmith end and enjoy the atmosphere
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:40 PM
Hi Kev, I've got a spare ticket for tomorrow if you want it.
posted by 5crawny - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:54 PM
It's free by the way and in the Johnny Haynes stand, the oldest stand in the world, but doesn't have a huge amount of atmosphere- if it's atmosphere you're after then you have to try the Hammy End, although when I say atmosphere it's relative to the rest of the ground as Fulham tends to be considerably quieter compared with other grounds!
posted by 5crawny - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:58 PM
Cheers all! Forgot the important bit..where do I get a pint before the game!?!
posted by Kev (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 10:04 PM
You're entering a new experience in football culture tomorrow Kev - from a noisy Ibrox, to clapper banners and Billy the Badger!! All harmless fun though, enjoy
posted by Riverside Pete (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 11:55 PM
Well I've got Fulham 3-1 in my super 6- so it's a dead cert!
posted by Lev (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:47 AM
Hey Kev. Golden Lion in Fulham High Street or the Crabtree. Depends here you're going to park. Welcome to the Cottage.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th August 2017, 2:53 AM
Kev hope you get a ticket and enjoy the match. Will be interested once you watched the game, where you think Rangers would finish if they were to play in the championship, or how many points they would get!! No disrespect to a big club like Rangers but I think their current team would struggle to get 40 points in this league!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 4:07 AM
Hi Kev, used o to work with loads of Rangers fans in the Armed forces and they often came with me to the cottage on weekend leave. I think you'll find it Quaint!!! obviously the fans are as passionate as any others. But the setting and surrounding areas are brilliant. I think the away fans who follow FFC are definitely more passionate than the ones who never venture away from the Cottage. Theres's a real middle class vibe in certain places in the ground at the cottage which is different to any other ground, it's an enjoyable day, you need to tag on to some FFC fans explain your situation and enjoy the pubs in Putney there's no Old bill as such u don't get any hassle have a few beers then walk through the park to the ground. As for best place to sit probably the Hammersmith end would be best as it's cheapest. Craven Cottage is everybody's big away day and Sheffield wed will be loud and numerous but you don't usually get any hassle and refreshingly few HARD types posturing from behind the safety of a barrier and Stewards. I'm always amazed at how HARD these types become when safely hidden safely. Anyway Kev I digress have a great day and enjoy there's nowhere else quite like it COYW
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I know a significant number of people here still can't get over MAF and still sceptical of Khan and his motives in buying Fulham. I have always given Khan the benefit of doubts and in fact defended him many times and called for people not to make any judgement on him so soon. While we are not like Newcastle who were able to go straight back up, we have done as well as any other clubs relegated in the last 3 seasons. I think Fulham have done really well. Considered we had a horrible and mis-fit team, confidence was at all time low and we had the oldest team in the league. In just over 2 years, we now have one of the best managers outside the premier league,one of the best footballing team in Europe, playing football admire by all the fans in the championship, probably the best team in the championship, despite 6 points from the top, still the favourite for promotion, turned down two offers of over £20m for players and apart from Wolves and Villa, spent as much as any other championship teams. I think it's about time to show Khan a bit of appreciation! He never promised anything unrealistic and so far delivered what he said!!
Yep and drop that MAF song well out of date sounds silly now
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 6:22 PM
Well said John.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 6:23 PM
Don't think so, the jury's out as far as the Khans go. The lack of trust and respect of Joka by not trusting his instincts in transfers is the area I would be comfortable with the Khans and their crony Kline. Regarding MAF, I am all for keeping his memory for what he has done for the club til the Khans lace up their boots and accomplish what MAF has done, then we can sing about the Khans, so get out there and earn it.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 6:37 PM
Spot on John.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 6:43 PM
n,say die , spot on , there should be a statue
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 7:28 PM
MAF did what suited MAF, he left us in the sh1te. When he lost interest he sold the club down the river. Couldn't get rid of us quick enough. So far the Khans have shown commitment, initially they made a lot of mistakes, the German, Macintosh etc. But they've hung in there and learnt. They're not fools and want to control their money. Having witnessed the stupidity that is football management they've opted for a coach and strict control of acquisitions at the right price. Last year's signing were spot on, there will always be ones that don't work out, the coach gets the final say by not playing them, Jozabed springs to mind. This year's signings look great and with one of the best managers in English football they will prove their worth. We are in a place that we could not have dreamt of in the dark days of Jol and Magarth so for Christ sake will you clowns give it a rest and give credit where credit is due. As far as I can see, despite predictions by the intelligentsia on here, Craven Cottage has not been sold for luxury flats and money is being spent on players and club development to get us back to the PFL.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 8:24 PM
MAF sold us down the river... Wrote of aout £80m in debt and didn't sell to a Venkeys or Asian swindler. Imagine if you were a Blackburn, Portsmouth or Irient fan?
posted by adam (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 9:55 AM
You have a point Adam, could have been even worse.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 10:56 AM
mortlake about now you should be putting on the red nose and mind ya dont fall over the huge shoes , then let us no wot it feels like being a clown ,credit were credits due them signings were sh-t ,,,lol
posted by peter (Guest) - Saturday 19th August 2017, 5:52 PM
mortlake you rate khan , but reckon maf sold us down the river , but he sold us to your man KHAN ,you cant av it both ways mate
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I am sad to see Caudrey Woodrow go out on loan again to Bristol City and say that he would be willing to sign for them at the end of his loan spell. So that may be the last we see of that lad. Never heard of any of the clubs signing and am glad to see that a few players have arrived before Christmas, but all this must have given our poor maanager SJ a headache as he now has no time for them to gell into a coehrent team to challenge for promotion. I noted that the club, did not say Promotion. Big difference. Hardly can see any of these players being Premiership quality and loan players hardly have the incentive to stick around after their loan finishes when our team sheets are so often changing. The fact that the players SJ asked for have not been signed is relevant, because you cannot get the best our of a Manager unless you back him. Jimmy Hill would never have put up with this management.
Richard Of Cambridge, as you seem to be in the know, as to which players JS, either did or didn't want to sign, maybe you would be kind enough to furnish us with this knowledge, as it would be very interesting, to know, especially those that he didn't want to sign. ?
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 1:36 PM
Just one point about new signings 'we haven't heard of' remember how we all slagging off Ream last season, now look and the fact that we haven't heard of these players is NO reason to doubt that in JS we have a great coach and can bring out the best in players....lets just wait and see. The fact that we have a good 'team spirit' goes along way to start with at least wait till the end of September before we start picking holes in things. First 3 points tomorrow COYWs
posted by Freddie Fulham (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 2:09 PM
Wasn't only Ream they were slagging off that's for sure. Wish I had their skill at assessing players without ever having seen them. For me SJ is one of the best managers I've ever seen, at getting the very best out of players, so I'm delighted and looking forward to him working his magic again. As Alf Ramsey famously said, I don't pick the best players, I pick the best team. Let's wait and see.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 2:17 PM
Hope Woodrow does well at Bristol and plays to his potential at the moment his playing no where near good enough for our team is a good move for him and club and yes l have seen him play a few times this season which lm sure Mr Cambridge has not
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 5:06 PM
Totally with you about Cauley Woodrow Rich. At the very least the lad is a grafter and i wish him well.
posted by N.W.6. (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 7:20 PM
great attitude , hope the boy improves and comes back 2 us
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Fulham set to sign Portuguese fullback from Porto Samiran Mishra 18 August, 2017 English Championship, Fulham, General Football News, Porto, Portuguese Liga, Transfer News & Rumours Championship side Fulham are on the verge of signing FC Porto left back Rafa Soares, according to reports from Portugal. The 22-year-old has been at Porto since 2005 and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Academica and Rio Ave. Portuguese daily O Jogo suggest that if negotiations between Fulham and Porto are successful, Soares could travel to England by the end of this week to complete his move to the Championship. The report claims that the finer details of his contract have been sorted and only a medical in London stands in the way of Soares joining his compatriot Rui Fonte who was presented by Fulham yesterday. The Cottagers are expected to sign Soares on a season long loan deal with an option to make his move permanent at the end of the loan. The Porto born defender is highly rated back in Portugal, having represented his country in every level from the Under-16s to the Under-21s. There has been a steady influx of personnel from the Iberian peninsula to the Championship in recent years. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Nuno Espírito Santo and Carlos Carvalhal as managers. Wolves signed the supremely talented Ruben Neves from Porto this summer who was joined by Willy Boly and Diogo Jota at the club. It is apparent that Soares could see some familiar faces when he steps on to the pitch for Fulham.
Soares having medical. Top work by fulham. Surely even you doubters must be happy.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 1:30 PM
Oh sorry I forgot about mr happy of Cambridge
posted by The pope (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 1:33 PM
roc,s ok just a bit cautious , i think now the moneyball is facing portugal its looking better , js will improve any who we bring in , looking better than a week ago
posted by peter (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 2:20 PM
Some are saying he's not a good player, can't tackle, is slow, but a good crosser. Hope they are wrong. I hope they are right about the passes though...
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 3:38 PM
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Friday 18th August 2017, 9:06 AM

When we look back on this transfer window which, by the way, is not closed yet, I think we have to say that the business Fulham has concluded has been just what we needed. Although we will miss Paizon until probably Christmas (and he will be like a new signing then) keeping him and Kalas as well as tying Sessignon and Cairney is a master stroke by team Khan.

Add that to the several new signings that are a mix of loan and purchase, power and pace and we will be a real force to be reckoned with this season and I can't wait for our form to pick up and see the lads bring home the bacon. I think we are all pretty sure that a left back is also on the way and that should conclude our business and give our squad the depth it so badly needed.

My only anxiety is (and it isn't a moan) that it will take some time for this many players to gel into Jokanovic's way of playing and it may be a few games yet before we see the real potential of this club with regard to promotion (whether automatic or through the play-offs).

Although there are no "Newcastles and Brightons" in the Championship this year a lot of teams have strengthened and the teams coming down are no mugs so it won't be easy nor a forgone conclusion that we will go up this year. I for one though, am looking forward to the ride and am more optimistic about our future than I have been for a long time.

Even the pessimists have to agree that the owners have done us proud........don't they?


Agree with much of your posting. However, im not worried about the time needed for the players to settle in. The opening fixtures always looked awful, yet we have coped well. Last season we reached the playoffs, which looked pretty much impossible until well after Xmas. We played poorly in so many games, giving way early and late goals, missing penalties etc....so much so that we have to be confident this year, as there is little doubt that we have improved considerably, and even a marginal improvement should see us at least reach the playoffs again.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:15 AM
I am also pleasantly surprised and overall pleased with the business. A slight question mark about the system, but it's impossible to really know the truth from outside, so hardly point in fretting until it shows on the pitch. Personally, Despite Odoi's performances, I also think we could use quality cover at center-back. As always, a run of draws book-ended or finished with a win(s) seems like good form, followed by a loss and will look grim, so Saturday will be important for confidence, but I see no reason not to be optimistic and even a bad result will not be the end of the season. Indeed, just looking at the early fixtures shows how many good teams and there are, so expect the points total for the automatic places to be lower this year and consider we have a reasonable chance. Let's see. COYW.
posted by JimmyJazz (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:43 AM
I agree i think we will be a force its just a case of how long it takes to get there, last season we basically had a brand new team and it took us until Christmas to really kick into gear. This season there is less players to bed in so im confident that by the end of september we will be playing some very good football, on the subject of a LB there are reports coming from porto that we are in for Rafa Soares, season long loan with option to buy, by all accounts hes seen as one of the top prospects in europe and liverpool have been looking at him, if he comes here and plays out of his skin we either get promoted and he signs with a newly promoted PL team, or hes in the shop window and moves onto bigger better things, win win for him
posted by Rumours (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 9:46 AM
Just back from a trip, and a lot seems to have gone on while I have been away, and it seems all for the better. Some new signings, which we have all been calling for, and although we have only managed 3 points from 3 games, two have been away against among the Championships strongest home teams, so that is not a bad return. I must admit that I don't like looking at the league table and seeing us sitting in 14th spot, but after 10 games last season, we were sitting in 14th place, with 14 points on the board, so we only need another 11 points from the next 21, to either equal, or do not better than that. I am confident that we will be up there challenging very soon.
posted by Ian Huntely (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 10:39 AM
Nice to see you're out again , sorry I mean back , Ian.
posted by Tumbleweed (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 12:15 PM
I agree with everyone above, feeling very happy and positive:))) Do hope that Lucas recovers quickly, think he's a real asset.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 12:48 PM
I'm moaning about your moan. MST. Lol.
posted by Gayle (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 3:42 PM
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Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:02 PM

Where are you up to on your predictions MST? I've lost track, but you must be nearly there.
Me too but must be due a mention in dispatches :-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:52 PM
Reckon you're right. I think one more random signing( i.e. non specified ) and you've qualifie. Mind I warn you, that bloke that does Craven Corner is starting to cut up rough!
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 7:08 PM
Ha ha.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 8:59 PM
Alternatively, you could get dispatched in one mention ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 18th August 2017, 12:03 AM
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Thursday 17th August 2017, 5:23 PM

Great signing....we're going up!
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 5:45 PM
Good news, we've got a no.9, Slav will get him playing:)
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:09 PM
That's the number 9 Joka needed.....gives us that second option.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:19 PM
Back of the net!
posted by Terry (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:54 PM
Where's Eric "ha ha that'll be the day" ;-)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 9:02 PM
im here mate , things are looking better than i thought , hope the boy fonte is the player the boss wants , could be the key 2 auto promotion , feeling posative
posted by eric (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 10:49 AM
Fonte looks a good signing and could be the player we have been missing . Personally I would have liked to see SJ endorsing the signing rather than young Tony , but maybe reading too much into this .
posted by Davidk (Guest) - Friday 18th August 2017, 10:58 AM
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Thursday 17th August 2017, 4:20 PM

Not quite there yet'but the final pieces of the jigsaw, will be put into place when we get a central striker. At this moment in time, any striker will do,that doesn't fall over,stiff as a board, or plays possum! (Ring any bells?) A big central striker who can head a ball,and capable of turning a defender and putting the ball into the net 5 times out of 10 will do nicely for Fulham! The signing of ojo from liverpool sends a strong message to every other team down hear in the championship, that Fulham means business! And to add weight to that, Ojo loves our style of play,(listen to his interview on fulham TV) Ojo had plenty of time to make up his mind on where he wanted to go, and he chose Fulham!!! We need to really get behind our team and to stop slagging and belittling our players on here. Sooner rather than later, we will click together better, and the goals will come. I say again, 5 out of 10 in the striker department will do nicely, because we are capable of scoring 8-10 goals between our midfielders and wingers. We proved that last season. I would like to see Aluko stay because he has his moments when he is sublime,and when he is on it,he is brilliant! Aluko had a few man of the matches for fulham last season. Some might say not enough, but all contributions count at the end. Even quiet man johansen, has great moments they all do. There are a lot of ifs and buts around some players and new loanees? but i just get that good feeling that we will get it together soon, and it will be awesome!!!!
we are doomed!
posted by len (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 5:12 PM
Love your enthusiasm Owen, if you could bottle it we'd definitely go up. You'll have seen by now that we've signed Fonte, will he fit your number 9 qualities? :)) Good couple of days.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:07 PM
Mortlake' i don't know anything about fonte? RM made a comment,saying that we are going up!!! I gather that Font has a good record and pedigree. I am getting stirred on excited, Cant wait for the next game now. I hope we don't sell Aluko or any body else now, we need a strong experience squad to make that prem challenge!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 9:28 PM
Totally agree.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 9:36 PM
posted by Caaaaarrfree3e (Guest) - Sunday 20th August 2017, 4:28 PM
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Thursday 17th August 2017, 2:17 PM

He's off to Bristol City for the rest of the season , Is another striker imminent ? On sky apparently if you can believe what they say
Rui Fonte must be the answer then
posted by Staines not so massive - Thursday 17th August 2017, 5:28 PM
So you didnt turn in for collar to day then
posted by geezer (Guest) - Thursday 17th August 2017, 5:46 PM

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