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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:16 PM



 
Let's face it, even if we were an established Premier League team, fixtures against Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United, both home and away would be difficult matches to win, and that applies to most teams outside the top 6, and we did get one point, that was well deserved, and we could have, and maybe should have had two points, as we were so unlucky to lose to Chelsea with ten men. Now we have got over those three fixtures we can now get on with the second half of the season, and start to climb the table. After the hard games, we are now entering a period of easier games that will either make or break our season, and nether Brighton or WBA are not exactly scary, and Brighton have not won a game at home all season, and WBA are very poor, so we have a big chance of at least 4 points from these games, and hopefully 6. COYW
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:07 PM



 
Thought we have been really good over past three games, always trying to play our football, working hard, sure we have some weaknesses, we are not going to have 60 % possession, but we move the ball well. At this level we must convert our chances including penalties. We have lost by the odd goal in the last two matches Chelsea with 10 men second half. Tonight Robinson shows what a miss he is when not playing, he takes the whole team forward. Bryan for me, the only player with no bottle tonight. Was surprised that Kamara was sent on before Mitro. Mitro always give you a target to get around at the end of the game. Really pleased with the way we play, we are now able to compete in this division, we are tough opposistion. Mitrovic needs to play against Brighton and WBA, but maybe as a false 9 in the Kane role, so he can receive ball to feet.
 
 
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Mitro and Bryan must play against Brighton and wba
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They will!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:07 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:37 PM



 
I seriously don't know what game some were watching? Scott Parker subbed on Kamara who put in a peach of a pass to Loftus who should be scoring that all day every day. Loftus will probably get motm from sky pundits but in my opinion, he is proving rather frustrating. We have got to stop blaming Kamara for all our failings, because our other so-called forwards are missing sitters for fun! Scott Parker made the correct call by playing Kamara and Mitrovic. Kamara assist was what was required, we failed that one. Mitrovic got his header in which luckily ricocheted wide, and so it goes on every single week. Cavani at age 99 shows what separates intelligent forwards with his goal and awareness in a game. Pogba we gave him too much room to do his thing. Guys like Pogba are world cup winners and the idiots who call him don't have a clue about football. We missed Robinson down that left side in my opinion, Bryan needs to do more. Reid is working his socks off in midfield but we were simply over-run and out classed against utd. They are only one of a few sides that make us look silly so far in the prem but nevertheless, we had enough chances to take a point from that game without deserving to win it...
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:17 PM



 
How much more proof does the owner need to see before his lack of understanding about Football is going to cost the club potentially Millions of pounds in relegation. The players and SP are doing their best but they lack that little bit of quality needed at this level.
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All sides can use a good striker, but signing one is not that easy !
posted by Jon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:23 PM
 
We have one but we keep him on the bench. It is tough to score from there
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:36 PM
 
Jim' i have a long memory. Mitrovic give him his due, scored a hatful of goals to get us up from the Championship. Before he was dropped, Mitro was awful, missing penalties left right and centre and poor finishing with no pace etc. Scott Parker doesn't know when to stick or bust at this time because of poor form by Mitrovic and fitting him into suitable games to suit his style. What about the games Mitrovic cost us? He is on late with a few half-decent headers. One was closer to scoring because of a ricochet. This is not good enough for the prem. We have 2 winnable games now, Brighton and West Brom. Mitrovic and Joe Bryan will get their chances to redeem themselves with Robinson out. Mitrovic should be closer to peak fitness and these 2 games should tell us more before we get the new striker up to speed. Joe Byan can now show us he should be in he team by giving us a stellar performance before Robinson's forced hooliday is over. Again, Bryan cost Fulham a load of points at left-back with Reamy and co...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:06 PM
 
If we had been able to play Mitro even if he had sat on the last defender it would have 3 less Man U defenders attacking us. Second game our keeper has made a mistake that has cost us a goal, shame as he also makes many brilliant saves. We are two or three players short of a very good team.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:22 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:11 PM



 
Play Mitro you dummy
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Must admit i got that one wrong and your lads put up one hell of a performance, if you only had a C/f and winger, instead of parker continuing to play his love children.
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
10 minutes on and Mitro won more headers in the penalty area than we had done all game. Another valiant effort but I'm afraid that with Cavaleiro, Kamara, and Loftus Cheek in Parker's top drawer we cannot survive at this level. These 4 out, 2 strikers in. And I can't wait to read about Parker's pride tomorrow.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:23 PM
 
Willie2B' the 3 players mentioned are just not in the same league as Cavani who has vast experience. Cavaliero is both hero and villain, and sadly that will continue each week. Loftus Cheek will always catch the eye of the pundits and it is due time that he steps up with his finishing which is really poor. Kamara does not have the luxury of playing in that striker's role long enough. That pass through to Cheek was good enough. If anyone else comes up with a pass like that, he is a genius! Utd show us why they are top because they have fernandez, Cavani, Rashford, Pogba etc. And they were just too good for us tonight. Reidy in midfield is was not enough tonight. We gave them far too much room to kill us, and they did just that...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:49 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:01 PM



 
So hope everyone saw the strike from Loftus Cheek it nearly emptied the ground. Totally sums him up. Please please go back to Chelsea yiu are the worst ever snd will never score . Had enough good night. Finally am I the only one who thinks Zloftus is totally waste of space
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Rashford is on. This is where we get really punished for missing golden chances, 'Loftus'!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:03 PM
 
RLC has been more than decent tonight.....there is a very good player in there somewhere, get his attitude right, get his work rate up and we could have a very good and important player for us for the rest of the season
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:05 PM
 
Man with a whistle' i agree Loftus looks sort of okay-ish, but that isn't enough tonight. 2 or 3 great chances and i expect that he can put at least one away. This game shows the difference to winning and losing in the prem. 2 gilt edged chances in my opinion. The first one was a great pass from our local park player Kamara into Loftus Cheek and he really should be scoring that.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
I thought that Loftus Cheek had a good game tonight especially in the 2nd half, and I cannot understand some of these comments against him. Overall this was a good showing from the team, and we can now look forward to easier games on the horizon, we were playing our 3rd top class teams on the trot and we havenot been disgraced in any of them.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
And we haven’t won any of them. No striker no goals Simples
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:33 PM
 
I thought Harrison Reid was our best player tonight, never stopped running. Frank was not at his best. Bryan is a lightweight when it comes to defending and shirked out of a tackle that allowed Pogba to score a great goal. Personally I would have used Mitro at half time for Cav, who was awful. We will need to be strong against Brighton and WBA. Mitro and BDR to start upfront for me.
posted by Gaz - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:34 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:00 PM



 
10 mins for Mitro. Give Mitro game time for gods sake.
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No doubt about it. Loftus is been looked after by the enemy.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:02 PM
 
Tonight a very difficult game for us, but our forward line pathetic, and Parker must accept the consequences. It we should fail to gain any points against WBA and Brighton PARKER HAS TO Go at seasons end, no more give him more time a new man is called for.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:05 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:00 PM



 
Iam unhappy about the result but so proud of the way we played tonight yes some players are not good enough but they are giving all they got for the manager and as I am typing we are missing chances.
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The lads have been giving everything since we got the new signings (apart from Loftus-Cheek). The likes of Andersen,Adarabioyo,Anguissa,and Aina have been excellent.However if we fail to sign a new forward in the transfer-window we will almost certainly be relegated.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:52 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:54 PM



 
Loftus cheek and Cavalero can’t hit a barn door. Two easiest chances ever both miss. Cavalero missed sitter against Chelsea and so it goes on. Where is Mitro? Also maybe all of us know we need a decent striker maybe we will but in the summer after relegation. Why don’t we ever learn? Sick of it
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:48 PM



 
Thats the last straw, with Kamara on, what is Scott Parker playing at with Mitro on the bench. I can't watch this any longer.. I'm out.
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Kamara is crap
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:51 PM
 
Hes just viven a couple of good passed better than most of the rest. Its Loftus that neads to go. Maybe an exorcist will sort him out
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:54 PM
 
Decent pass from Kamara to Loftus, who should have buried that. Nothing wrong with the pass from Kamara!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:56 PM
 
Off after Man u goal but hay.... no strikers in our first team, what do you expect. (love the club but...)
posted by Herman (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:59 PM
 
Loftus Cheek is playing for Chelsea!!! Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:01 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:42 PM



 
Thinking to hold out when is a win ever coming? Pig a given all the time in the world trap, look up , try a shot goodnight Fulham. For F sake get Loftus and Cavalero off
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Cav is useless get Mitro on
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:47 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:21 PM



 
Cav is not good, but does try. LOFTUS-CHEEK is absolute rubbish and doesn’t even bother. I truly hate him.
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He certainly try’s me, he just runs into trouble all the time
posted by Dallag (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:26 PM
 
Absolutely agree Loftus total waste of space and I would never play him. Just missed another easy chance to release . Can’t score, does not go pass players, not good in the air and ANYTHING.
posted by Kevin (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:36 PM
 
Looking like clueless relegation candidates this half , can’t keep the ball no penetration ,
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:45 PM
 
What is it with Parker and Kamara , he is utterly useless
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:46 PM
 
I agree.
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:57 PM



 
Unbelievable yet again Cavalero put through and he can’t even control simplest ball ever . Easy goal won’t get many more. We really struggle upfront. Shame Ariola gave terrible goal away. Let’s see
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He did twice vs Chelsea and got away with it. He should know full well you never clear to the middle
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:00 PM
 
 
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Just when I was getting excited
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Cav crap
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:54 PM
 
Lookman can’t do it alone Cav and Loftus Cheek have offered nothing again
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:05 PM
 
AK is crap. Bring on Mitro
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:50 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:41 PM



 
A little bit of panic , we are just clearing the ball instead of playing out
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Don’t want to tempt fate but Cav is a waste of space
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:42 PM
 
Cav is rubbish
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:53 PM
 
Cav is awful, get him off.
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:23 PM



 
YESSSSSSSS
 
 
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I don't know whether he is on the bench, but Cav is leading the attack and not Mitro as promised.
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Plenty of attacking intent tonight with Mitro, AK, Kebano starting....on the bench.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:05 PM
 
And who needs ‘em? Lookman 1-0
posted by Simon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:24 PM
 
Lookman is leading the attack
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:38 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 7:01 PM



 
Was enjoying listening to talk spor who believe it or not were talking about Fulham earlier waited for Fulham fans to call but funny enough spoke to a West Ham fan then moved on never got a mention. Typical!
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:33 PM



 
In the Appalachian mountains and am burning a wood fire. Saw a bear yesterday. But all is good and an am going to listen to bluegrass tonight, ok?
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Sounds like you're smoking it.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:42 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 3:59 PM



 
Re. the missed chance by Cav vs, Chelsea. Alan Clarke would have buried that ball. Come to think of it Tosh Chamberlain would have scored also. Hasn"t Cav missed two penalties this year?
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I WOULD HAVE BURIED IT AS WOULD MY 8 YEAR OLD GRANDSON!!!


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:20 PM
 
My thoughts exactly and mitros.
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:54 PM
 
A point tonight would be a great result , but we will make sure they will have to earn it !
posted by Jon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:59 PM
 
My forecast for tonight, is that United will get a dodgy penalty, and we will probably have a goal disallowed, and Mitro will be sent off. Crickey I sound like BuzziB, but that's how it usually goes against the top teams when we play them ! !
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6:10 PM
 
I must admit that the thought of walking through Bishops Park tonight in the dark, the mud and the rain, even to watch us play Manchester United does not sound very inviting, especially walking back to Putney Bridge after the game, if they shut the Park gates would be a nightmare, unless of course if we won then I wouldn't notice any inconveniences.
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6:17 PM
 
 
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1. Manchester United will not arrive at the Cottage without being ready to go. 2. Fulham Football Club need to play extremely well to get anything out of this today.
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Soul searching, pointing the blame will be the topic on this board at about 10pm, following your spanking.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:10 PM
 
Not sure they are facts John; just opinions ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:21 PM
 
Didn’t you say you would spank us last August busy ? ,lol .
posted by H (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:32 PM
 
Busy , do you post on brentfords message board with the other 5 fans ?
posted by H (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:34 PM
 
Post regularly on the bees site with the other 7 fans, not many on our site as we are not as intellectual as you Fulham fans ha ha.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:46 PM
 
Agree with that !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:55 PM
 
Buzzi you said the same thing before Spurs and that you’d come back on after the game because we’d get thrashed unlike your valiant 2 nil loss, but you never came back. I guess if you say it before every game eventually you’ll be able to come back here and give it large. Just remember the summit of achievement in Brentfords history is losing to us in the playoff final. You’ve never played Utd in the premier league let alone beaten them at old Trafford like we have.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:44 PM
 
 
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Just ignore him and he will go away. He is just a Fulham fans playing games with your brains.
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What are you going on about, you have lost me.
posted by old Un (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:50 AM
 
Buzzi B. ?
posted by Mal (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 1:12 PM
 
Firstly Brentford through and through. A little snippet I thought you might like to hear, we today have made enquiries about Sikire Dembele of Peterborough, any of you FFC fans know anything about him, profile says extremely fast C/F or wing man.
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I hear rumours that FFP is constraining us from buying in this window. Surely FFP should have been suspended during the pandemic. Most clubs will have zero revenues coming in from no spectators etc.
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Surely it doesn't apply in the PL otherwise clubs spending trillions would have been deducted points for the last umpteen seasons?!

posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:34 AM
 
PL make up their own financial rules, which aren’t transparent or in tandem with UEFA or EFL which obviously causes confusion.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:42 AM
 
How can it be financial fair play when we have won a £250m promotion twice in 3 years...
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 12:36 PM
 
That includes parachute payments which we only get one payment from the last relegation since we went straight back up and also future parachute payments if we go straight down now and don’t come back up.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:17 PM
 
Basically David you have counted half to two thirds of the money twice. It’s 250 over four years i think, the big one year one then three parachute payments if you go down and stay down.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:20 PM
 
I see. So 300 approx available for parachute payments should they be needed, which we took advantage of last season as well as roughly 200 received for first seasons back up. That spending spree last time is looking even sillier now.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:29 PM
 
I think the big one in a normal season is more 100-120 and then parachute payments are less and full amount is nearer 200 then 250 as it decreases each parachute payment. Also, when buying a player you can spread the combined total fee and the full contract for the length of the contract to bring down your annual total for ffp but does mean now we are still paying players like seri transfer fee and contract as far ffp is concerned which limits how much more you can spend this year. Finally this years accounts will be much smaller due to covid like match day ticket sales and the payout to the lower leagues etc... So I think it makes sense we may need to sale before we are able to buy without breaking the ffp
posted by Guy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:39 PM
 
 
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Watch SP interview where he stated the obvious that we need a striker but it is difficult with a short transfer window. Fulham and all that follow know that we needed a striker as soon as we were promoted so the scouts and owner have had plenty of time ti identify any striker and start talks. The other thing that I am confused about is why we have NOT produced any young talent since SP arrived. Almost every club in the Premier League seem to be fielding at least 1 player in a match whereas Fulham could not even find one to make up a 9th substitute against Chelsea -- WHY? FFC have a great record in the past for producing young talent Sessingson, Elliot, Roberts, Dembele, Smalling to name a few but now not even good enough as a SUB. The owner needs to realise that not losing another game this season will see us relegated - We needto score goals and win.
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Agree with you FB, I think a lot of fans knew that we needed a striker before the play offs. Our defence was the priority in the last window and we achieved that. We should not of got Kongolo, we should of got a striker.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 9:29 PM
 
If any club had Mitro in their squad, we would be falling over ourselves to buy him, well we already have him, and he will score goals providing that he is fit are raring to go, which I think he is. I hope that he plays tonight and bangs in a couple of goals, which might lead to a few of those ungrateful fans that are getting on his back to give him some slack. Without him we would still be in the Championship, and let's remember that.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:32 AM
 
https://www.footballfancast.com/fulham-fc-news/siriki-dembele-fulham-tony-khan-scott-parker-cottagers


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:33 AM
 
I have to agree with Alan to some extent but I think Mitro has been struggling with fitness this season and the way Scott has set up his teams also but he is right in what he is saying and I believe that Mitro will play a big part for us in some of the upcoming fixtures and the rest of the season he is a natural goal scorer and has done it at international legal and will do it again for.us this season.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:57 AM
 
That should have been level
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:59 AM
 
I can't agree that without Mitro we would still be in the Championship. Yes he scored a lot of goals, I agree but in his absence there is nothing to say someone else would not have.

I also don't agree that I should be thankful to any footballer - it is the other way around that they should be thankful for our support.

Maybe I'm wrong?


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:55 AM
 
MST, what type of comment is that in an e-mail address, why don't you tell us what this is all about ?
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:56 AM
 
MST, I can't believe your comment, yes he scored a lot of goals, just think about what you said. Without those goals we would still be in the Championship, would we not ? ?
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 12:19 PM
 
e-mail address?? Not sure what you mean to be honest however, if you are referring to the post further up then it is not an e-mail address it is a weblink and all you have to do is copy it and paste it into the search bar in your browser.

I have pasted whole articles on here previously and people get quite tetchy about it taking up space so now, like most, I only paste weblinks. If you do as I explain, you can read it for yourself....or don't - your call ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 12:21 PM
 
AC - possibly but not definitely as someone else might also have scored those goals in his absence - are you forgetting the games towards the end of the season where Fulham scored for fun? Games in which Mitro did not play?

Are you forgetting Kebano who, once he had a run in the team, came into his own as a goal scorer. Who's to say he couldn't have scored the goals that Mitro did if Mitro was not there.

Unless you are suggesting that if Mitro was not there then we would have played with 10 men of course but I doubt that.

I'm just thinking laterally but nobody knows if we would still be in the Championship if Mitro didn't score those goals because someone else might have; so it's a moot point as far as I can see - not a fact as so many people like to write these days when it is just an opinion.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 12:31 PM
 
Mitro thrives on crosse. If he plays tonight and we have Joe Bryan on the left, and Tete on the right. Mitro will get more crosses put into him than he has had this season.
posted by Elche Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 1:51 PM
 
Who is the someone else that would have scored the goals of Mitro had not been around. Cav, knock, Bobby Reid. Oh yes, forgot Kanata. No one at the club can replace Mitro. Let's buy someone then. We are supposedly trying for how long. Easy, another Fonte maybe, or Mitroglue. He is tried and trusted our Mitro. You don't owe him anything other than your support. Get behind him.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 2:58 PM
 
Mitrovic is a good striker although not to many clubs are chasing him. The facts are we DO NEED ANOTHER STRIKER even SP has said that. You can not rely on one striker you have to be able to vary the attack and cover for suspensions and injury.
posted by Fulham Boy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 3:31 PM
 
Agree to a certain point but the way Scott sets up the team now does not suit his strengths. the team is set up now to try & control the game & rely on breakaways as our main strength.One needs pace for this & this is something Mitrovic lacks? He has been carrying a niggle since the world championships when he played a lot of games for Serbia. Yes I hope he comes back stronger but not for 90mins, he just gets marked out of the game by better defenders that are in the Premiership.
posted by ancient fulham supporter (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 3:45 PM
 
Cmon. MST take away mitros. Goals we would have been 30 goals light last season put us mid table. Who else in our squad would have scored 30 goals we know one man does not make a team But facts are this mans. Goals got us promotion
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:05 PM
 
MST you can post a comment anyway. You like !!!!to many pedantic people on this site !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:07 PM
 
Gaz' maybe some Fulham fans knew deep down that Mitro wouldn't be that great in the prem, but as far as Khan see's business, Mitrovic was purchased for 22 million and Mitro is our main man like it or lump it. I don't think that Khan looks at Kamara as a failure? As far as he is concerned, Kamara who was a 5 million investment, is exactly that, an investment who he expects will give us a return in the future. The only reason i think why Khan will loosen up the purse strings is that we are in danger of exiting the premiership which won't do for business. I also think that Scott Parker would have gone cap in hand to Khan in various meetings to ask for another striker. If there was no danger of relegation, i doubt Khan would care so much. Saying all this, i wouldn't be surprised if Mitrovic finds some good old fashion flash in the box form. It's just that his style is not always workable in the prem, but on special occasions???
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Already one down at Leicester, and they are playing against 11 men, so they will find it hard against a team that we beat of course. Pleased to see that WBA lost to West Ham, but they did score a goal, and this is where we are lacking. Watching Scott's interview on the Fulham website, I got the impression, reading between the lines, that there are not going to be any new signings, but I hope that I am wrong. Has anyone else seen that interview, and if so do you agree with me ?
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Chelsea are being put in their place tonight by a far superior Leicester, and yet we made them look a very good side at the weekend, so maybe we are thinking that we are better than we really are. Yes we are getting praise all round for our performances, but the bottom line is that we are still losing, or at best drawing, that is not good enough in the Premier League, and we will see after the next two games, if we have any chance of survival, and I am beginning to have my doubts.
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 9:56 PM
 
We can play football now and we are just as inventive and capable of opening any team up. At this level, we must take our chances, and we must put more percentage of chances away. It is just so frustrating week after week and so many wasted chances that always come back to hurt us looking at results. I am not bothered if a new striker can get 8-10 goals because that would gee me up no end. I don't know why Fulham would embarrass the club by going after that mercenary Dembele? I would rather we go in for Sessegnon because he is a nice kid who loves Fulham and he somehow has the ability to make something happen. We have too many hit and miss players like Reid and Cavaliero. Get the right link-up striker in, and maybe these guys will be more penetrative?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 10:13 PM
 
Until the sending off I had a feeling we would beat Chelsea and probably would have so in no way did we make them look good, quite the opposite with a value of talent we can only dream of they struggled against our 10 men. Do not forget we beat Leicester before we got our good defence.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:46 AM
 
Leicester are top of the league ...and a very impressive team !
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:03 AM
 
Line up against Leicester which, did include our (quite) good defence ;0)
Areola
De Cordova-Reid
Aina
Adarabioyo
Andersen
Robinson
Lookman
Bryan came on at 90`
Loftus-Cheek
Lemina came on at 77`
Reed
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posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 12:50 PM
 
Think w/e game took its toll they looked a bit sluggishSeems ,like us 2 games in three games done them. Fear for fat frankie though couple of bad results the Russian. Will get rid of him !!!!
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Watched King tonight , he clearly thinks he’s better than he actually is
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I also watched Josh King playing for Bournemouth against a struggling Derby County, and if I say that Kamara is a better player you can see how bad King was. Forget him, his not worth a carrot.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 8:26 PM
 
AK must be buzzing Brian, he now thinks he is better striker than King, I assume you meant Billie Jean King.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 10:04 PM
 
I think that I would rather have Billie Jean King in my side, at least she would have a two points start.
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Not something I would usually say but, "Come on The Hammers".
 
 
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He will play B against united??
 
 
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Just read on Sky Sports news that Mitromis fit and he will play B against United tomorrow.
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Not sure it here isn’t a spelling mistake in the word ‘fit’
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 4:51 PM
 
I think the word should be misfit
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Tuesday 19th January 2021, 12:51 PM



 
Apparently we are looking to make a bid for Senegal striker Boulaye Dia from Reime. Think the bid is 14 million.
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Now he looks promising hope we get him. Good stats so far.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 2:10 PM
 
messi, if not suarez. either or...and both can take penalties!
posted by baaaa (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 3:48 PM
 
He’s another winger playing for an obscure Turkish club????
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 7:15 PM
 
AMSTRONG AND TONEY we could get the pair for 30m,do the deal and then have a bloody good clear out
posted by COTTAGER (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 7:51 PM
 
He is a striker who plays for Reim in France, he is leading goal scorer with 12 this season.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 9:15 PM
 
The 2 i mentioned have got 32 goals between them
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 9:43 PM
 
Luke Armstrong from Salford City is the only one we’d manage to get!!!! Blackburn and Brentford aren’t going to part with key strikers at this stage of the season! I’d love to see us go in for one or both of them if we survive, but for now I think we will end up with Dwight.
posted by 5crawnee (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 10:19 PM
 
Fulham have no interest in Stade de Reims striker Boulaye Dia.

Scott Parker has dismissed reports the Whites have tabled a bid for Ligue 1’s top scorer, who has netted 12 goals in 18 games this season.

Source: https://www.westlondonsport.com/fulham/fulham-not-looking-to-sign-striker-dia-says-parker

posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:31 AM
 
So in the world of 'The manager has our full support' with the subsequent sacking the day after, Dia is probably having his medical at Motspur Park as we speak!!
posted by 5crawny - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:34 AM
 
Our medicals at Motspur Park are always conducted in the afternoon, this is because our chief medical officer does not finish his primary job as a postman till noon.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:55 AM
 
Like it Pete !!!!
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Tuesday 19th January 2021, 12:01 PM



 
Norwich want at least £50m for Buendia... i really dont understanding how players can be valued this high while playing in the championship anderhalf didnt even stand out last year in the PL
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That is a we do not want to sell him price.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 2:11 PM
 
Agree about the we do not want to sell him price as they have values the following Puki 10/12m Cantwell 30m Aarons 30m
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 3:16 PM
 
I hope the FA or even the government look at ways to control inflation on player valuation. It’s crazy Josh King hasn’t scored a goal in 12 games, and frankly hasn’t scored many in the last few years, want 120k a week. Norwich want £50m for a championship player. Ozil earned about 50m in the last 3 years and started in less than 50games. Only way to control this is government taxing the premier league heavily so the reward for playing in the premier league is not as high. These obscene amount must be stopped as the country will come to terms with another austerity soon.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 4:14 PM
 
The only way to control this is clubs refuse to pay the money.
posted by Andy s (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 5:14 PM
 
Refuse to deal with bloody agents
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 7:52 PM
 
does it really matter what league a player is in a price tag is a price tag it;s a wonder they have not started club card points in the transfer market, give it time!
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We are playing BHA and WBA away. Those two games are crucial for our survival and i think we should rest our starting XI for the cup game against Burnley.
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I couldn't agree more, as we will need our strongest sides against WBA and Brighton, because if we lost both of these games it would almost certainly mean a quick to return to the Championship next season. Robinson, unfortunately will miss both matches, but Bobby Reid will only miss tomorrow's match against United.
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 9:32 AM
 
Not a high risk strategy as Burnley will do the same for the same reason.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 9:51 AM
 
What ever side Burnley put out against us ......I’m bet there told to kick the s**t out of us !!!! I wouldn’t play any of our important players
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Hi Guys I’m sure we all agree the attitude effort over our last 5 draws shows some progress but we will get relegated if we simply rely on draws no matter who we play. It is absolutely clear to all of us Cavalero Decora Reid and others trying to score won’t happen. Great defensively we’ve got really much better but without quality up front we will drop. So why no search for strikers? For me get someone with pace quality played in the premier and we may have a chance. DamarI Gray at Leicester very good but out of favour so let’s go for him. Any others will assist but not Dwight Gale or lower rankings. We always choose the wrong players with Khan so maybe nothing will ever change.
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Last transfer window we bought well, let’s hope we do it again this time. We definitely need a striker, Gray is a decent player but he is a winger. Out and out striker for me. Majority of posters on here think we need a striker, not many of us know who though. Looking at the posts on what type of player we require would be, fast, good goal scoring record, fit, can hold the ball up, experienced in the top flight, good in the air, not to old and not to expensive. Not an easy job but if we want to survive we have to find one.
posted by Gaz - Monday 18th January 2021, 4:10 PM
 
Not possible Gaz, sounds like Harry Kane.Be nice if we could prise Ayew from Roy at Palace. Clever player suit Fulhams style scores a few works hard. Still think Gayle would be a good fit to the Fulham style as well. Lower level striker comes with risks, foreign league strikers would probably have to isolate and would they be an improvement on what we have.
posted by denny (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 4:44 PM
 
Really difficult Denny, my only problem with Gayle is the injury issue, he has had quite a bit of bad luck during his career. I suppose anyone can get an injury though. Agree with you about a foreign player but it’s looking like we may have to go down that road, which may be a bit late taking into consideration the self isolation rules. I would imagine that striker prices will rise due to a shortage of them. Ayew is a suggestion if Roy allows it.
posted by Gaz - Monday 18th January 2021, 5:36 PM
 
I would like to see us take a punt on either or both TONY of (Brentford) (stats] joint top scorer in championship age 24 transfer market value 8/12 million present wage 25k per week.~ ~ ~ ARMSTRONG centre forward joint top scorer in championship comfortable playing in both left and right wing positions . Age 23 wage 18k per week. transfer market value 10/14m. But we are lumbered with both Cairney & Mitro contracted with us till May 2024 and both on 60k per week.? ? ? ? ? ?
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 6:23 PM
 
Armstrong is a good shout Kunye, blistering pace and can score goals. This guy would be excellent for our style of play. West Ham all over him, we should outbid them.
posted by Gaz - Monday 18th January 2021, 6:40 PM
 
No Dwight Gale in the Newcastle squad tonight, which probably means that he is either completely useless, injured, or on the way to CC ?
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 8:20 PM
 
Think there’s at least 9/10 teams looking for a goal scorer in the premier,sure there’s is action be patient definitely need someone young for this current team.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:13 PM
 
If Dwight Gale is both useless and injured, he sounds just our type of signing.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:26 PM
 
Agree with you on that one Brian, probably offer in excess of 15m + wages of 100k per week
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:33 PM
 
There is very little activity in the PL at all. We should know by now most of it happens in the last few days or even hours before the window closes.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:28 PM
 
So do we believe what Parker said, "I don't want to leave it until the last minute to bring players in & we are looking for loanees"
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:42 PM
 
I know it won't happen but if Lampard thinks RLC still has a future at Chelski, send him back and swap him for Giroud. He would keep us up then we could get a younger version in for next season...
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 2:23 AM
 
Parker does not buy and sell players so what ever he says is flannel.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 10:49 AM
 
According to sport gossip columnist 5 teams are in for Alan Armstrong of Blackburn WH & CP named but who are the other 3,cant possibly be us as he is not permently injured or over 30.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 11:15 AM
 
Why would Giroud want to join us ?
posted by Jon (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 1:06 PM
 
RE:: Armstrong it appears the other 3 teams in the funning for his signature are Leeds Newcastle WBA
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 1:16 PM
 
You're right Jon, Giroud wouldn't want to join us, but RLC didn't want to either and we still ended up with him.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 3:46 AM
 
Bloody hell do you know what giroud Earns !!!!!
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Despite our good run of draws against top teams and even a great win at Leicester, we seem to be permanently stuck 3rd from the bottom of the table, while inferior teams above us, such as Brighton and Burnley seem to be picking up points to keep them safe from the dreaded drop. It seems that we have any luck that's on offer goes against us, like having three very unfair penalties given against costing us 6 points, and even missing them which have been vital as well, so all in all we seem to be just running on the spot getting nowhere, so I am beginning to wonder whether our great efforts will end with us returning to the Championship in May, which will be very unfair.
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We need a run of wins, perhaps after we have played the division leaders, I recon we need to win a least half of the remaining games. If we can beat all the teams just above us in the table and few others a little further away we will make. It is far from easy but Scott has got a playing well but we do not need our best players get three match bans to often or lost of injuries. Magicking up a mobile and prolific striker would make is so much easier, but as every team in the Premier League is struggling to score the competition will be as hot as it gets. I believe in Scott Parker but he and the team will need to give everything they have and more, if we are going to stay up.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 12:48 PM
 
Getting 1 point from the first 18 available as a start is what we need to make up and why we are where we are in the table. To stay up in a normal season you need about 35 points. We have 12 points now so we need to get 23 points from the 21 games left, put another way we need 23 point from a potential 63 points. We have picked up 11 points from the last 11 games, maintain that rate we will be close to survival.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 1:15 PM
 
Scott's overall managerial win ratio is 41% which is decent but only 18% in the PL which does not bode well.
posted by Buddy (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 1:28 PM
 
DOOMED
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 1:40 PM
 
We knew from day one that it would very difficult to survive, on the plus side we are starting to perform at a much higher level - credit SP for that. Stop getting silly red cards would be a start as we have had more than any other Premier club , and your not going to win many games with ten men! Still reckon we have some sort of chance of avoiding the drop,
posted by Jon (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 1:58 PM
 
Why do you think you are doomed buzzi ? You should finish mid table , then again you will probably choke , lol.
posted by H (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 2:34 PM
 
BuziB, if you had a team just half as good as we are you would probably get promoted, but you are being left behind in the auto places, as you know, and you must be keeping your fingers crossed that you will not choke again in the play offs if you get there of course.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 2:44 PM
 
Hello little buzz is back know who you are buzz !! youve just changed your. Name !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 4:02 PM
 
Cue for little b theorie. On why his lads are doing so well compared to ours bit strange coming from a club who’s policy is to selll there best players to survive buzz keep your best players and come and join us because we will be here next season !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 4:07 PM
 
Our club is 60% owned by a lifelong fan & 40% by our fans, and not some iffy fly by night duo who will be away once you return to the championship in May, whe they will slip in an application for your riverside stand to be converted to flats. Yes we are a selling, survival club but if we get into the premiership with the 120m cash cow and our astute manager scouting staff we will become a fixture.
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 7:33 PM
 
By your fans ? All 5000 of them ! Face facts buzz , you are not good enough to join the big boys like us , you choke every time , lol.
posted by H (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 7:56 PM
 
So our chairman is building a new , state of the ark , sorry art , stand to knock it down straight away , you need help buzz , phone Wembley 21 21 21 ,lol.
posted by Pete (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:02 PM
 
Before the 1st of Feb we have 3 games, WBA ~ Man U ~ Brighton (9 points ~ brilliant, 6 points ~ very good 4 points in with a shout 1 or 2pts a glimmer of hope. 0 points religation
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:48 PM
 
There is already 4 apartments incorporated into your new stand, so modification of the rest is not rocket science .
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 11:04 AM
 
Buzzi bee we may have 4 apartments you’ve got about 4000so you haven’t got much to boast about
posted by Chief (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 1:50 PM
 
Poor old buzzi, so wound up he just keeps on biting ! 5000 fans max, lol.
posted by Pete (Guest) - Tuesday 19th January 2021, 2:29 PM
 
Sorry buzzi did you bring up our new stand? Is that the new stand at our stadium which is listed and we’ve upgraded retaining our heritage but modernised and enlarging.... hmmm I wonder how’s Griffin park and those pubs? whatever happened to that place? Where were your great owners when they decided to not upgrade it but go cheap and buy a industrial plot and erect a tiny plastic stadium. Lucky you’re owned by cheap fans.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6:10 AM
 
We’ve navigated through the best teams in the league low score city. Won leicester top as we speak drew Liverpool should have won spurs away at last minute drew could have won West Ham should have won there getting results at the moment Chelsea no better than us could easily have got a result apart from three major points that went against us. Agree we now need a couple of wins think this team is capable of getting results against anybody in this league on there day ( maybey not Man City ) !!!!!!
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Now i know why we arent after him. He wants to earn £6milion pounds a year!!! What the hell is he thinking
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Is he a free agent ??
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:53 AM
 
By the sounds of it, nothing is ‘free’ about him
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 11:30 AM
 
This guy is not up to much, steer clear mediocre, at best who wants 6m per year on a 2yr contract.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 1:43 PM
 
Championship player who hasn’t scored a goal since he came back from injury 10 games ago. Sounds like a good fit.
posted by O David (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 2:55 PM
 
Certainly fits our profile especially as he is on the injury list
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 4:09 PM
 
Another forward to add to ones who rarely score. We should get a promising young striker Parker and Mitro can quickly teach all the tricks to.
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I'm sick of hearing Mitro doesn't fit our style of play anymore. Exactly what style is that? The style of play that scores no goals. Of course he doesn't fit into it, he scores goals. Play him and he will score 10 before the season is over.
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Chris , Mitro doesn’t fit into our style of play , toooooo slow !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 7:35 AM
 
Correct, lacks sufficient mobility.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 8:08 AM
 
Chris, we are are playing a false nine, Mitro is certainly not a false nine
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 8:56 AM
 
False or not he would have buried our golden chance Saturday and possibly changed the course of the game
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:56 AM
 
As Mitro was not even on the bench on Saturday, he must be either injured still, or is slowly recovering from the virus, because not even Scotty would leave a fit Mitro off of the bench if he was available. I just wish that the club would put us in the picture with regard to the situation involving Mitro, as we really need him in our team now, and if not, we want to know the reason why.
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:12 AM
 
AC I agree 100% Fulham need to let us know what is the problem with Mitro!! our only recognised Striker. And to the to fat & slow brigade he knows how to score GOALS!!! Which we lack...
posted by Will (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:51 AM
 
The point is Will, that without a playmaker in the team to work that ball through the midfield to his feet, he will be ineffective except for set pieces floated into the box.

We play fast counter attacking football down the wings now and the game will pass him by. This is why he was not effective at Newcastle and why they let him go.

How many teams with young modern managers play with an old fashioned number nine these days? It is only Warnock, Allardyce and the like that still persevere with this way of playing. If the game and the tactics did not develop and move on, we would still be playing a 2-3-5 formation.

Personally, I like the way we play now. We are more solid in defence and more exciting to watch. Mitro will slow us down and is like sacrificing a player when he plays as he is not mobile enough. Asa previously indicated, we need a mobile false number nine who can take the ball on the run and keep up with the wingers. Someone in the style of Salah for example.


posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 18th January 2021, 11:37 AM
 
MST, oh for the days of 2-3-5 which I could understand,as todays formations have me baffled at times, in fact all of the time. When commentators say that they say that the team have changed their formations from one set of numbers like 4-4-2 to 5-2-3 and such like, I must be honest and say that I can't tell one set of numbers from the other, there are 10 v 10 outfield players as far as I am concerned, maybe my old brain can't work it out. However I do agree with AC and Will, inasmuch that Mitro should be in our line up, if we don't sign another striker pronto, and even if we do he should be way ahead of Kamara. You don't score 26 goals in one season, and then suddenly become a bad player, especially as to a certain extent he still has youth on his side. Hands up all of those who think he should be playing.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 11:56 AM
 
To be honest Mitro will score goals if he is told to play in the final third of the pitch. He is very good at defending corners and set pieces, if we win the ball from a corner against us and the ball is played out wide Mitro can’t catch up. Get him a strike partner and he will produce. Cav and Kamara are not the answer.
posted by Gaz - Monday 18th January 2021, 1:13 PM
 
Mitro took a knock late on against bitters !!! Could be available for manu if he is PLAY HIM not in championship now. Where we can cobble around. We need a recognised striker if not mitro then a replacement give him a start
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 4:13 PM
 
Unfortunately Mitro doesn’t look fit also really low on confidence,most of the matches I’ve seen him in this season he gives the ball away too cheaply would love to see him hit a bit of form but question weather he’s up to it.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:19 PM
 
Mitro at his best is a better than average Championship player, and lets face it who will give this sluggish overweight slow git 60k per week on a 2/3 yr contract
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I’m not willing to give up on him. He has been setting up goals when he’s played, a far better option than Cav or RLC. Bobby Reid benefits from his ability to draw both central defenders. The change in system has made us more counterattacking — too counterattacking probably. Anguissa and Harrison Reed are ball winners, not creators. We are missing TC for his passing and vision. If we swap TC/Mitro for Cav/RLC we will score more.
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Lacks sufficient mobility for the system we are playing. It his own fault for allowing himself to get so unfit.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 8:11 AM
 
Mitro will feed off Tete crosses. His game went sour when Tete got injured and was out for a long time. Like on Saturday , a perfectly good cross/pass to Cavaleiro was fluffed by him.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 8:57 AM
 
In the games Mitro has played for us so far he has hardly been in the opposition box. That is why he is not a regular starter because he has forgotten what he is supposed to do.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 12:52 PM
 
I know we will be without Robinson Wednesday but part of his game is getting down wing and putting ball into box Mitro territory
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Schick has a good profile for what we need, he is a tall, quick, strong main striker who has scored goals in top leagues across Europe. We should go all out to get this deal done
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Forget that, Schick is going nowhere
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 4:59 PM
 
Has there been a link with him then? Not seen anything.
posted by Tj185ful (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 6:32 PM
 
I only know that we went after him last year.. Can’t find anything about a potential move. MWTW where did you get the forget that info?
posted by Gaz - Sunday 17th January 2021, 7:27 PM
 
46 goals in 172 appearances, he is not going to shake up the PL. posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th January 2021, 7:33 PM
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th January 2021, 7:34 PM
 
I like him already without seeing him. At age 24 and only 46 goals in too many games will not attract attention. Under the radar is what we need, and Schick might ease the burden off Lookman, Cavaliero, and Reid, allowing them to play their natural game without worrying about goals. Good call' man with Whistle!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:09 PM
 
We do not want another forward that does does score many goals, we have enough of them already.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 8:14 AM
 
1in4 below average in his league in prem puts him in the cavallero. Class got enough problems already !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:02 AM
 
Mind that is the problem all we can afford are players who we think have enough promise to develop into a much better player. Kamara is an example of how difficult this is if you find the promise is illusory.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 12:56 PM
 
Patrick Schick is still only 24 and possibly still has his best scoring years to come yet? If we go in for the more obvious and proven 15-20 goal strikers, we will have competition and over-priced players because 2 or 3 clubs join the bidding. Our best hope is to go for someone like Schick also because he will possibly link up with Cavaliero and Lookman etc, which might or might not help us with goals. We as a club must take chances on players that have potential like Lookman who some were doubting. Most teams are taking that everyday same risks and the question that comes with it, is can a particular striker score 15-20 goals to save a season? Our best odds 'Time is now' is to gamble on youth for starters? Josh King will no doubt be taken up by some hopeful club, maybe West Brom? King knows that his services are desired by 6 and half dozen clubs, so he will not worry. Josh King falls into the same category as Jack Wiltshire who some poor hopeful soul will gamble on, and we know all about Jack Wiltshires fitness problems throughout his footballing career. My advice would be to leave Josh King and the likes well alone and gamble on a 24 years and 6ft 2 inch Patrick Schick? If Schick hads a much better goal record, we wouldn't get him, its as simple as...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 9:30 PM
 
 
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Fulham should hijack Moussa Dembele's transfer to Athletico Madrid. At £25.65 million ( £28.4 Mill Euros) he's worth every penny. We could get our money back by flogging Mitrovic back to some Championship side, where he's a good at scoring goals. Fulham FC were promoted when they least expected to be but management seem to be half hearted at staying in the Premiership.
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Do you think Dembele (no loyalty and only eye for money and fame) would choose Fulham ahead of A. Madrid??
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 4:16 PM
 
Dembele to Man Utd. These are the sort of characters we don't need at Fulham. Dembele burned us once and once is enough. I would rather we have Balotelli down at the Craven. Patrik Schick would be better though...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:14 PM
 
Dembelle would not come back here don’t want him any way Let’s try and have some standards !!! Although it’s almost impossible by today’s standards
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:09 AM
 
When he played for us he scored goals but he was one of the worst ball player that has ever played for us. His control was useless.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th January 2021, 12:33 PM
 
 
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I am watching Sheffield United against Spurs and can anyone tell me who is the assistant commentator on the match, as he seems to be in love with both both Spurs and Harry Kane, he was almost having an organism, saying how wonderful they were, and you would have thought they were the best team and player in the world. Completely sickening.
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I'm sure he would have preferred to have had an orgasm!
posted by Exmouth Steve (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 4:14 PM
 
Lee Hendry LTS
posted by Gaz - Sunday 17th January 2021, 4:39 PM
 
Thank you.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 6:09 PM
 
No problem, Hendry got over excited with everything Spurs done.
posted by Gaz - Sunday 17th January 2021, 7:30 PM
 
BT Sport are much more even handed but Sky are obsessed with the so called top team and are always astonished when they are not winning as if the almighty would be upset.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th January 2021, 9:09 PM
 
Hi LTS.i would like to know how many times he said "brilliant".His vocabulary is extremely limited.
posted by v.r.bedley (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 12:50 PM
 
 
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Results didn't go our way this weekend, and we need to change something or try something different to get goals. There are 2 winnable games against Brighton and West Brom to end January, but they won't be easy. Both these teams are starting to wake up and smell the coffee, so we will need to maintain our form to the level we are at now. I am assuming that any new strikers will not hit the ground running, so we need to change something. One old party-trick we could try, is to introduce Mitrovic back into the battle along with Joe Bryan who is most likely to feature while Robinson takes his holiday. Cavaliero is looking a lot sharper and he gifted us a goal against Spurs, but it is plain to see from his miss against Chelsea, that he isn't an out and out proper striker and Bobby Reid is trying but he is just too light-weight in my opinion. Kamara, we don't want to risk slotting him into a more central spot upfront, but we still have Kebano who is worth a risk? Kebano is not the tallest player out there but maybe a link-up with Mitrovic in the central spot could reap dividends. The headache will be 'who do we drop? How do we shuffle Lookman, Reid, etc? This is why we are not managers, and it is a puzzle for Scott Parker. Fulham are playing really well these days, and we look like we belong in this league. Our problem is that we have wasted and blown too many chances for more points, and we don't score enough goals. So in the grand scheme of things, being proud and happy-clappy, doesn't change a thing. More goals please Scotty' we can do it' please use more of our squad...
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I think he is justified in his pride as we were playing well until the sending off and he must have pride that the only goal we scored came from the only bad defensive mistake we made. Even if we had this wonderful striker there is no guarantee the good chances would fall to him.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th January 2021, 9:34 PM
 
West Brom and Big Sam are close behind us now. Pride comes before a fall. We need wins and goals urgently now!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:17 PM
 
Got an idea let’s play our leading goal scorer for a few consecutive games not just bit part appearances if fit !! Should be ok for Man U on Wednesday give it a go just got to be an improvement on our pathetic attempts on goal
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:16 AM
 
Len your admiration for Mitro far exceeds his present ability and what he could bring to the premiership.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 12:09 PM
 
 
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I am going to be critical on Khan junior but before I do so, I have to say when he wanted to do a good job, he did a really good job in the last transfer window. Whether it was him or his team, bringing in Lookman, Andersen, adebayo, Robinson and Aina have been fantastic and worth a massive pay on the back. Now the bad bits. He hasn’t been in UK since Feb last year. That’s a whole year. Yes with Covid etc I can appreciate it isn’t easy and sometimes not encouraged. But he’s got a private plane so it’s about his priority. On the subject of priority, if you look at Khans Twitter account, for every post he makes on Fulham, he would made 5 or 6 posts on wrestling. Perhaps that reflects he’s attention on Fulham - about 15-20%! Fulham in premier league deserves more than that! Let’s hope he leaves sometime in his busy schedule to fund us a couple of strikers in the next couple of weeks! This is work he should have done in September!
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We all agree that we need strikers, Scott Parker knows he needs strikers and it is Khan who closes the deal. Are there any top strikers about at the moment? I can’t find many. With regard to Twitter, that is a ridiculous comment. If you are that bothered Tweet him.
posted by Gaz - Sunday 17th January 2021, 2:43 PM
 
According to both Talksport and Sky Sports news, we have made an offer for a striker from Leverkusen, but there is nothing on our official website.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 3:21 PM
 
AC we tried to sign forward Patrik Schlick from Roma last year and he went to Leverkusen. Maybe we are having another go for him.
posted by Gaz - Sunday 17th January 2021, 3:54 PM
 
Someone mentioned this yesterday. Had a little look for the rumours in the press and could only find articles from august. He is supposedly a great young talent and would be a real coup. Fingers crossed
posted by O David (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 5:15 PM
 
46 goals in 172 appearances, he is not going to shake up the PL.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th January 2021, 7:33 PM
 
Perfect fit for us, age 24, 6ft 2inch, and under the radar. 46 Goals in 172 appearances will not attract too much attention. One important detail was that Schlick featured in one loan season for Leipzig where Lookman came from. Someone asked me the question lately, 'why did Everton let go of Lookman? Fulham has always recruited these flawed gems dating back to George Best and Rodney Marsh etc. Okay' i admit they were more towards the end of their careers. The acquisition of Patrik Schlick may flick a lightbulb to Cavaliero and Reidy upfront? Sometimes the attention needs to be diverted or carried by someone more focal to bring out the best in our other guys. This is our problem at Fulham, and the likes of Cav, Lookman, and Reid need a load taken off them to shine. Schlick at age 24 might have the best years to come yet? I say' get him on board, we have nothing to lose in my opinion...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:02 PM
 
Maybey the answer to these questions lends to the fact 46 goals 172 games not good stats for a striker in Europe even worse for a Team lower reaches of prem where his chances would presumably be very limited
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:27 AM
 
To true owen perfect fit for Fulham weve had a few of them!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:30 AM
 
 
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Has anyone heard or seen any links to a striker coming in? We usually keep our business quiet till its almost done but the lack of any links is hugely worrying. Surely Scott and TK are working behind the scenes.
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Don't panic. At this very moment our scouting staff are trawling the A & E units at this very moment, not only in the UK but across the whole of Europe.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 12:43 PM
 
Adam Armstrong looks like he could be useful. Only ten million.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 1:37 PM
 
Where have you heard 10m? Seems very low and anyway Parker has already said it will be a loan.
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Red card for Robinson he had to go...... How much say does SP have about new players coming in, it can't be all down to TK... Mitro you don't become a bad player overnight, is it injury or mental ? & I am Mitro fan. Well done SP, & we all know we need a new striker.
 
 
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With the FA saying that players must not hug after a goal is scored. Have any of them ever watched modern football. There are usually more times that players are hugging when a corner is about to be taken, than when a goal is scored. will they next require players to be two metres apart when the ball is kicked..
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Not sure why you’re raising this point here; excess hugging would be a nice problem for our club to face at a time when goals are hard to come by
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 11:39 AM
 
 
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Those wanting Josh King, do you want to think again that he wants 120k a week, on top of his transfer fee? He’s 29 years old and not scoring anymore!!
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I agree. Cauley Woodrow from Barnsley would be better, If he can forgive the club for how he was treated. He is a much better striker than when he left.
posted by Elche Bert (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 11:31 AM
 
Woodrow, nah, we need a striker for the PL, if Mitro can’t cut it how do you think Woodrow would?
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The moment i heard asspilicueta shout I knew what i would have said immediately to him had i been manuel robinson. As we share nationality and he is a disgrace to it. i would have simply looked him in the eye and said "you had to be spanish".2 questions.a.could i be accused of racism offending him of something that i already am. B.is it not time that FIFA condem any player faking an injury to the degree that a player is sent off and 1 minute later the injured is up and running.
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I know the sending off was heartbreaking, but he deserved to go.His tackle was out of control.
posted by Élche Bert (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:32 AM
 
Chelsea player made a meal of it as did chelsea players. Surrounding our lad but it was a clumsey I’ll timed tackle can’t defend it such a shame feel sure with eleven on pitch w would have give them a good game second half Tink I would have been tempted to bring on Brian sooner to support left side more
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:36 AM
 
 
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In my opinion, having refereed for 30 years, the red card was fully justified. The tackle was reckless, dangerous and could have caused injury. My problem is why Robinson committed the foul when the ball was at least 20 yards inside the Chelsea half and 1 minute left to half-time. I believe he was incensed by a foul being committed on another Fulham player who was being held back by a Chelsea defender for which the referee did not award Fulham a free kick. This does not excuse Robinson who let down his manager and team mates. Parker had organised a well balanced team which was holding its own against Chelsea and should have been ahead. After the dismissal, I consider the manager should have made substitutions earlier in order to replace tired legs.
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As we were defending well, and trying to play on the break, I was hoping Joe Brian and Abu would come on at half time.
posted by Elche Bert (Guest) - Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:35 AM
 
My thoughts as well !, chelsea player had hold of ffc player on touchline think our lad was a bit miffed !, no excuse though
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th January 2021, 10:39 AM
 

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