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Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 9:27 AM



 
fink we mite play Wolverhampton City at home uh mozza in the first gime?
 
 
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Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 8:54 AM



 
Thierry Henry mentioned on R4... Didn't he handle the ball for the French goal in the World Cup match against Eire...
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More Woke Radio Four!!
posted by Old Neacher (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 8:56 AM
 
Has he ever owned up to the handball?
posted by Doris Bender (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 8:59 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:09 PM



 
I thought that the quality of refereeing so fat has been appalling. Time and time again the Czechs were guilty of nasty and vicious fouls regularly kicking players from behind and could have easily inflicted injury. The referee ignored the fouls without issuing yellows cards which encourage the Czechs to continue throughout the game. In addition, he ignored a clear cut penalty without consulting VAR. I am not sure he would be capable of refereeing a Sunday League game on the Purley Way pitches.
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Sorry, I must disagree with you regarding tonight's referee, as I thought that he handled the game very well, and although I agree he did miss a couple of fouls, but what referee doesn't during any game, but he ignored all this nonsensical diving. Overall the standard of refereeing in the Euros has been of a high standard, including our own Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor. It is a very difficult job in high pressure games, and the officials generally are doing an excellent job.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:30 PM
 
Watching a different game to me. Best team in the competition but PLAY like a team of loosers. As usual.
posted by Steve C (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 11:17 PM
 
nah it's fine
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 8:42 AM
 
Standard of refereeing at Euros has been excellent and just shows how bad the PL is because our referees are not managed properly. Sad to say but we have a lot to learn from our European counterparts.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 9:20 AM
 
Pleased they managed to top their group, but could only manage two goals !! Have to go up another gear - if they have one.
posted by JW (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 9:27 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 9:34 PM



 
Totally disagree with our supporters that want Parker to stay. He inherited a costly squad, bought in what he thought would make the team gel and failed. I'm sure every Fulham supporter would like him to succeed after what he did for us as a player and manager. However, I think it's time to move on. Eddie Howe, there will soon be a vacancy which I and many Fulham supporters would hope you would consider and take up. COME ON YOU WHITES
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You correctly state he inherited a costly squad but you fail to understand that the buying and selling of players is governed by Tony Khan who couldn't see the wood for the trees when we were crying out for forwards. We are desperate for a very strong personality who can get through to Tony rather than another quietly spoken guy like Parker who takes the money and tows the line. It's now really up to Daddy Khan to find that man and see his investment grow. I sincerely hope that Tony's wrestling venture takes off and fills all his time (personally I think it's absolute garbage but it has so many followers)
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:27 PM
 
Interesting response & I understand what you are saying, however, Parker hasn't been a good manager. Falling short can't be blamed totally on the owner when our manager DID have a say on purchases. He did take us up & then took us down. Time to move on. Khan has invested heavily in the club like his predecessor and we should appreciate what he has done so far.
posted by Steve C (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 11:03 PM
 
Definitely time for Parker to move on but can we trust in getting a decent replacement?
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 9:22 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 8:46 PM



 
Scott Parker should stay and complete his contract also he should be given the freedom to bring in the players he needs to win promotion rather than be forced to work with players imposed on him . Management should give him a vote of confidence and end the uncertainty it’s bad for the Club .
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Sorry but you leave in a dream world as opposed to reality
posted by Silver fox (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 8:54 PM
 
Problem is that he wouldn’t get the players he wants, that’s not the way our club is run !
posted by JW (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 9:58 PM
 
Silver fox.. you need to expand your reply
posted by FULHAM SUPPORTER (Guest) - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 9:17 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 5:52 PM



 
Wow, cannot believe we're wearing a White and Yellow quartered shirt this year. I understand the quarters, like the design, but don't understand the yellow. Yellow shorts at home just doesn't work either.
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Don't know where your info comes from but yellow represents some of our performances last season
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:55 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 5:48 PM



 
I can't tell you how many times my washing machine gave up the ghost back in the days when me and my other half was making our way into the world in our first flat years ago. I decided to go big Bosch German and we have stuck to that format since. Scott Parker is on his merry way out and we need to get someone in quick and sometimes a quick fix ain't gonna cut the mustard! We all have ideas and opinions on who we should bring in to skipper the ship, but we just cannot afford mistakes this time around, failure is not an option! Yo-yo twice relegated now and counting. Fulham will quickly become the laughing stock of clubs if we cannot get our act together. Parachute money we have that in abundance and it is about time that we make good use of it. My idea of a good fit and manager is Carlos Carvalhal for good reasons and for his brief prem and Championship experience, but what do i know? That fool Tony Khan will most likely cocked it up as usual, so my suggestion is go German! My 3 suggestions are 'Roger Schmidt-Bosch! 'Ralf Rangnick-Bosch!,, and Jurgen Klinsmann-Bosch-Bosch!!!!! It isn't rocket science and it is a safe option to go German and it will cut out all the nonsense and all the mistakes and cock-ups we create down here at the Riverside. Knowing our luck, a little cat by the name of Felix will come meowing to the door of the Cottage. We don't want to be 'Foolham' anymore, we are 'FULHAM!!!!!
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 1:30 PM



 
Who else is hoping the Scotch go out tonight? Come on Croatia! Also if England are going to progress wouldn’t it be better to finish second considering the possible opposition. Wouldn’t be at Wembley but they would have weaker opponents. Mind you after the last performance surely a team that bad couldn’t possibly win the competition
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Must admit finishing second will possibly prolong the agony into the last 8. Providing France and Italy do not meet earlier that will be the final on what I have seen.
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 2:02 PM
 
Expect a good performance from the lads tonight, we have some very talented players and it’s about time they put on a show !
posted by JW (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 3:01 PM
 
Jegs, you’re an idiot. Firstly, they’re Scots, not Scotch, and, secondly, they are part of us, so support them
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 3:07 PM
 
I was hoping the Scots would get through until Souness pissed me off with his post match tripe and blinded me with his teeth.
posted by Gabby (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 3:17 PM
 
Rm , part of me ? No thanks I'm English!
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 3:23 PM
 
We know that RM it's a wind up they hate being called scotch, do you think they like us and want England to win because they don't so why do we have to pander to and respect them.
posted by Och Aye the Noo (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 3:57 PM
 
Yes Gabby his teeth or full set of dentures were a dazzlingly ridiculous shade of ultra bright white I had to put my sunglasses on, how vain of the scotch windbag.
posted by Och Aye The Noo (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 4:00 PM
 
RM yes I know they are Scots, and yes I call them scotch because they object to it. And no, they are not part of us and they will quite freely tell you they will support any team that we play. So I will support any team they play, and I will take great pleasure if they are knocked out tonight just as they would take great pleasure to see us knocked out. So I suggest you come into the real world and accept the Jocks do not like us one little bit
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 4:52 PM
 
Jegs. Do you think there is a big audience for the Fulham messageboard in Scotland then?
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 7:50 PM
 
Don’t think Wales like us either !
posted by JW (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:08 PM
 
It goes back to when the english went up there to rape and pillage, they've never forgiven the english
posted by Joe (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:12 PM
 
They'll be celebrating like mad that they've scored a goal...little things please little minds.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:59 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 11:08 AM



 
If McLaren was 'The Walley with the Brolly.' Is Gareth Southgate 'The Man in the M/S Waistcoat?'
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He can't be, it doesn't rhyme. Youll never be Poet lauriate with that effort.
posted by Elche Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 1:28 PM
 
You will not find many words that rhyme with waistcoat.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 6:02 PM
 
Elche Bert are you SCOTCH?
posted by Ernie Organs (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 6:32 PM
 
When we fail he'll be the "Scapegoat in the waistcoat"...Do I get the job?
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 7:42 AM



 
Anti racist rants on Talk Sport by certain black presenters. If T/S is so racially aware, were are the adverts for 'Fried Chicken?'
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That has to be one of the dumbest posts ever on this board
posted by Doris (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:03 AM
 
Totally agree Doris. Thought this was a site for Fulham fans...
posted by Bill Grits (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:19 AM
 
Thought T/S was a sports station?
posted by Dixie Chicken (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:24 AM
 
Has Talk Sport gone woke?
posted by Old Knacker (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:26 AM
 
Isn't Talk Sport the white van station...
posted by Chas Chivers (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:28 AM
 
It is difficult for a sports channel to be right wing but talk sport certainly is.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 7:09 AM
 
Scotch loving white van radio station with some chocolate thrown in...
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Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 7:36 AM



 
After seeing how ineffective Harry Kane has been alongside Foden and Sterling for England are we really to believe that the reported move to Man City will go ahead?
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According to Sky, SP finalising his proposed move to Bournemouth
posted by JW (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 9:39 AM
 
 
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Monday 21st June 2021, 10:18 PM



 
In the last 16 whatever happens tomorrow.
 
 
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Monday 21st June 2021, 9:35 PM



 
There is an old saying... It can take 20 years to build a company and only 24 hrs to destroy it...
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As Gerald Ratner would tell you
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 9:36 PM
 
What a loada crap!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 10:26 PM
 
Did i say that?
posted by GERALD RATNER (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 10:27 PM
 
 
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Monday 21st June 2021, 8:18 PM



 
Actually Roy Hodgson for Director of Football with Ray Lewington as Manager. O.K. for a second spell any time at least they come with a pedigree. What's Steve Cooper or Ernie Howe ever won?
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For goodness sake they are yesterdays men, we have got to move on
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 9:42 PM
 
My biggest worry now, is that with the new season, and pre-season friendlies not far off, the Khans are still dithering around with a will he won't be our coach next season when it comes to discussing Scott Parker. If, as it seems Scott will be leaving we need a new manager quickly, and it scares the life out of me, that the club are considering Mr personality Steve Cooper. Honestly if you were a top player and you had a chance of joining a number of clubs, would you jumping through hoops to play under Steve Cooper. The answer is no, so please Mr Khan, try to get a coach in that players would love to play under, and I have a feeling that Eddie Howe could be that coach.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 10:25 PM
 
It is not so easy Parker it seems doesn’t want to work for Fulham any more and seems set on leaving they want the Swansea manager which I believe could be a good fit for Fulham as he has a good record of working and bringing young talent on through the ranks we are going to have to pay compensation to Swansea and do we really want to pay more compensation to Scott as well I would rather we spent that money on the squad
posted by Jim (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 10:28 AM
 
If SP leaves while under contract, we could be getting compensation, not paying it.
posted by Elche BertIf (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 1:33 PM
 
Cooper Won the U17 World Cup for England - ask Sancho/Foden/Gibbs White/Sessegnon/Mount/Saka if they liked playing for him??
posted by Mossy (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 3:46 PM
 
I have little sympathy for Parker if has a job waiting for him and is still try to screw a financial settlement. If that is the case why not put him on Gardening Leave, that way it’ll cost the club but it will stop him taking the B’nmouth job unless he resigns
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 6:42 PM
 
 
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Monday 21st June 2021, 6:21 PM



 
Fulham type football has been played in the Euros so far. Pass, pass, pass until you lose the ball. No ambition, no movement, no nothing.
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Dutch look ok
posted by JW (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 6:59 PM
 
Most of the games I have watched have bee 0-0 at half time.It seems many teams are more worried about losing, than trying to win.
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It seems the club is in a big mess, the owners are a bloody joke not a word, SP coming or going who knows, players staying or going. Somebody needs to get a grip of this club. Oh from owners like Leicester people who care about the club.
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This is why i don't think that we will bounce back up the first time of asking. The bookies will make us favorites but i doubt we will unless we can hold on to the likes of Robinson, Reed, etc...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 2:05 PM
 
NO NO NO NO now these khan clowns are going for Steve Copper. I give up why not Eddie Howe.
posted by NO (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 5:13 PM
 
1,Parker is still the manager ..so nothing to report there . 2,if we are looking at prospective alternatives ,some of those managers will have jobs already ..so definitely nothing to report there . 3, apart from the offer that the club turned down for Mitro there isn’t any other offers yet for players …so nothing to report there … 4, I’m sure we are looking at players ,clubs always are but until we sign anyone I don’t think there’s anything to report there …so I’m not sure what you expect from the club….unless of course you’d like to be part of any negotiations!!!
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 6:29 PM
 
PRAT
posted by JJ (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 7:05 PM
 
Mark- That is correct. Fans should know by now that the Club doesn't respond to speculation on the website. So, until Parker goes, we won't hear anything officially. But ongoing insecurity is going to have an adverse effect on building a squad for next season.
posted by Chas (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 7:08 PM
 
Quite rightly the Club do not discuss rumours. Once everything is official an official announcement will be made. It is much too early to moan about the lack of transfers. Nothing much will happen until the European Championships are finished.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 7:16 PM
 
 
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Hooray,hooray,hooray
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You are assuming whatever manager we get will be better. I doubt it as the names being quoted all sound very ordinary.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 7:55 PM
 
 
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Teacher investergated for telling pupils not to confuse the pronunciation of the West African country Niger... 'Nee-Zher or Niger?
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What a surprise !!!!
posted by JW (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 4:46 PM
 
 
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Monday 21st June 2021, 11:54 AM



 
Fulham 11/2 fav to go back up , sheff u second WBA third, bournmouth 10/1 good bet but with parker in charge debatable but result could be very fulhamish.nbelieve preston 40/1.
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Pretty poor odds for a team who performed so badly in the Premier !
posted by JW (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 1:12 PM
 
We have the biggest budget by far, that is why we are favourites.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 1:47 PM
 
We may have the biggest budget but do we have the biggest brain cells?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 2:55 PM
 
Big budget doesn't mean smart investment. How else can you justify us buying Knockaert for DOUBLE his market value only for him to go on loan the whole season? He was our most expensive buy last season. What about the amazing investment of Tosin? bought for less than, 2M but having an extremely low relegation clause (10M). What about the investment on Kongolo? Why buy him definitely (4.4M) when he clearly can't stay fit? That deadwood cost us the same amount has the loans of Lookman and Aina together... Wanna talk about Statistics and Analytics (Tony's supposed go-to)? Why invest money on someone who hasn't touched a ball for more than 5 full games per season for the last 3 years??? So many questions and such lack of logic behind each deal...
posted by Rico (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 9:28 PM
 
 
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https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

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I think many on this board would prefer to get their news from GB news.
posted by The troll (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 11:54 AM
 
Sky Australia for me and Al Jazeera are brilliant both with interesting takes! They paint a very different picture to what we are told is happening. CNN and BBC are dire!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 12:20 PM
 
BBC are run by the loony left !
posted by JW (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 1:09 PM
 
Labour think is run by a loony right, the BBC is doing a good job. They give very little air to anti vaccines nutters because if they gave a lot of time to every nutter their would be no room for sensible people.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 1:51 PM
 
RT or Al Jazeera for me.
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Isn't Wales a Rugby playing nation?
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More people in Wales follow rugby but as the football improves support will waver. Most followers of sport are supporters rather than fans. Supporters change allegiances fans would never think of it.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 6:08 PM
 
 
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This decision is going be a difficult one and one we need to get right.We also cannot be in a situation of taking too long to find a manager like Palace and spurs because new manager will need the time to prepare the team for next season. Eddie Howe would be a good choice my only concerns are he was bournemouth through and through and why does fulham become more attractive than celtic. Javier Periera would not be a bad choice been part of two promotions with fulham and knows the players only downside not managed in championship. Steve Cooper could be a good choice done wonders with Swansea with no money to brink of promotion to premier league brings youth players through but Fulham is difficult kettle of fish and more pressure. Valeren ismael not a good fit for us plays long ball football. Carlos Carvalhal is a good shout as well but sticky point is paying compensation to braga. Frank lampard not sure about either. Whoever we pick give them a chance even Steve Cooper.
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If we have to make a change, get Eddie Howe now. I doubt there are many Fulham supporters who would be delighted with Cooper. As mentioned in comments below Swansea fans would be delighted to get rid of him.
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 3:35 PM
 
I did not take much interest in the Championship last season but I am under the impression that Swansea were dirty. I want my club to play forward and have a go but I do not like the idea of Fulham being a 'dirty' club. Maybe we could put in conditions that we do not adopt that style. I wonder if Roy would like to take a back seat roll, esp the defence.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 3:51 PM
 
Baz- I think that Roy would prefer ham and cheese.
posted by Chas (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 4:13 PM
 
Not Cooper please
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 6:57 PM
 
Isn't Cooper Welsh?
posted by Bert Snell (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 7:00 PM
 
Eddie Howe would be a good choice, but I think he must be holding out for a job with a big club in the Premier League. He’s paid his dues at Bournemouth. It's unlikely he would think of Fulham. I'm sorry the loan players, particularly the defenders, didn't keep us up this season and they presumably will return to their parent clubs. But don't we have a whole defence still sitting on the bench that was good enough for the Championship the year before last? I don't see any PL club coming in to pick up any class players that might not want to drop down next season. I'm not sure why there isn't a good squad there for an incoming manager to pick up.
posted by peterjeremy - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:33 PM
 
I am not coming to Fulham.
posted by Eddie Howe (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 10:23 PM
 
We don’t want you anyway Eddie .
posted by Mitch (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 5:00 AM
 
It’s not looking good newspaper reports think we are getting Cooper. That’s a few seasons in the Championship then.
posted by Nosey Parker (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 7:14 AM
 
Only one season in the Championship under Steve Cooper, then several seasons in Division 1
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 10:12 AM
 
Eddie Howe comes with baggage from his Bournemouth time and his appointment wouldn't guarantee us success. I wasn't surprised when he turned down Celtic because it is more than a career move. For one thing, family comes into these equations, etc. What makes Eddie Howe better than most bread and butter managers after Guardiola and such as? Bournemouth did have plenty of success and big moments in the prem, but they also had their moments when it was touch and go concerning relegation. Timing is like flipping a coin and i guess that we had bad timing when relegated with a few games to go. Bournemouth always managed to drag their way out until the inevitable. Howe was just too emotional around Bournemouth in my opinion and we should leave well alone. Howe is lingering too long outside of management and i don't think he knows what he wants after Bournemouth. I personally think that the best move for Howe now is he should hold on for the Southampton job when it comes up again. It sounds strange me sayig that, but ask Harry Redknapp and he will explain it better? Its all in the water they say....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 2:00 PM
 
I believe you should give people a chance Cooper did a good job with the the England youth and seems to give the youth a chance at Swansea and they did very well last year considering they had one of the lowest budgets we have a great youth system in place at Fulham and I believe it is the only way for a smaller club like us I believe he could be a great fit for us
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 2:33 PM
 
Cooper did very well with a no money club, he should do even better with one who can afford to buy players.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 6:10 PM
 
Cooper did very well with a no money club, he should do even better with one who can afford to buy players.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 6:10 PM
 
Steve Cooper managed to get a not great Swansea team to the Championship play off final. He will do for me.
posted by Elche Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 1:43 PM
 
Carvalhal is not going anywhere. Braga know how to do business. The manager before, Ruben Amorim, was an unlicensed manager with just 2 months of portuguese premier league experience... and they managed to get 10 million as a compensation fee. (Amorim is actually a young and very successful coach, bagging his license while coaching Sporting Clube Portugal, and managing their first league title in 19 years). So I doubt Braga would allow Carvalhal to go cheap. Also, why would Carvalhal leave? He finished 4th on his first season at the club, they are going to Euro League, Braga is known to have long relationships with it's managers, allowing them to do long term projects. Completely the opposite of Fulham. If you want a solid Portuguese choice go to Luis Castro, who is free. Did a good job on Vitoria Sport Clube (5th place) and Shaktar (first year - won the domestic league and reached Euro League semi finals, 2nd year - finished 2nd in the league).
posted by Rico (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 9:45 PM
 
 
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It seems remarkable that so many believe we are now immune from COVID. This awful disease is not going away anytime soon if we don’t take difficult decisions now. That includes securing borders and continuing social distancing measures. It does not include opening up football stadiums to full capacity. Let’s be very clear vaccinations are helpful but there still remains serious doubt on their effectiveness against variants and the longevity of protection. The fact some one is double jabbed gives them immunity is ridiculously unwise and will be a recipe for disaster. Turning this to Fulham if the Riverside Stand is not reopened next season it will mean season ticket holders herded together in the remaining stands without social distancing, this is not reasonable. Add, to this the need to travel to and from the stadium on public transport and you begin to build an unhealthy picture. The club need to recognise this and offer season ticket holders a more thoughtful package of benefits should they not be able to attend matches for valid, legal and sensible reasons. It seems the package has been rushed through with little thought to what is actually happening within our society at this very moment. COVID is surging and the next two weeks are going to be awful. It will be followed by an equally grim winter. We need to hold steady now for another 8 months to let the rest of world catch up and to understand the disease better before letting go, for heaven’s sake pregnant women are understandably not getting vaccinations because the vaccinations have not been tested properly for them, so now is not the time let go. Unfortunately, we are going to get things wrong again and we will all be pondering why we were so stupid, it is not the benefit of hindsight that is needed but instead strong prevention measures remain intact.
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You are wrong in many ways. The economy and people’s jobs require an end to this crazy situation. People need to mix to build up herd immunity which will make this virus no worse than flu. Politicians talk about following the science. Science is about opinions and many scientists have different ones. Being locked down does not solve problems it causes them with depression and a lot of off shoot problems. This disease is not going away in 8 months time it is here for life and we have to live with it. I can but can you?
posted by AndyS (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 10:36 AM
 
VOR - Totally agree with you. I had the same 2 seats in block W row Q in the Riverside from the early 80’s. Then on demolition was shunted into the Putney end and will nor renew until covid is brought more under control, not least of which till the kids ( who now seem to be the main agent for transition ) are double vaccd. The combination of the view from the Putney end, and the general proximity of the crowd means that I will miss at least a whole season for the first time since 1961/62. A sad prospect, but I simply wouldn’t feel comfortable .
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 20th June 2021, 11:03 AM
 
Andy you are wrong and a reason we won’t get out of this pandemic sooner. If you had the intellect to understand, I had not stated we don’t need to open up the economy (which by the way is opened up and doing very nicely in most industries) I said for many reasons we need to secure borders and keep social distancing measures until we know more about the virus and for the world to catch up. Only 6 percent of Africa has been vaccinated for example.
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 11:54 AM
 
Keetch please write to the club, I will be be doing so next week about this travesty to supporters.
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:12 PM
 
VOR - I sent them an email this week and was called seperately by two people who were only there to assist anybody renewing. I remember when the Riverside was demolished that those of us who had a track record of annual renewals would be offered a similar place in the new stand, and sought confirmation that ‘breaking’ the cycle by having a years sabbatical wouldn’t count against. All I got was tickets in and around where I sat opposite the halfway line would be deemed ‘premium’ and would be adjacent to the new hospitality seats. In other words no crumb of comfort whatsoever. You can see what’s coming , all out for the prawn sandwich brigade, and the rest of us can go whistle.
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:29 PM
 
Have you actually looked at the daily deaths and hospital admissions!? God I despair at the way this Country has turned into a pathetic scared entity. What next, take all the cars off the road? I mean, thousands are killed in RTCs. At some stage we will find out just how many people have died because they have been denied treatment for curable cancers, heart conditions etc. When I think of my late parents going through what they did in London during the war, without moaning or seeking praise; and just look at us now. Thankfully this disease kills the old, and even then the average death age due to Coronavirus is over 82; in fact older than the normal life span. Let’s get back to normal and take what comes.
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:36 PM
 
PS that includes attending football matches in a normal manner
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:37 PM
 
Totally agree Jegs. The government ran, and keeps on running, a totally irresponsible scare campaign on this issue which would make a communist dictatorship proud. The trouble is that it has worked so well that a large minority has succumbed to abject timidity and are now scared of their own shadow. The hospitality, travel and aviation industries are on their knees, cancers, heart disease and many other conditions are going untreated, and overall mental health is declining, yet people still want to hide behind the sofa. Covid is way down the list of causes of death now. Vaccines are winning the battle. As a nation we need to grow a backbone and get on with life, and I for one will be taking my seat and cheering the team on next season. Rant over!
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:50 PM
 
"Thankfully this disease kills the old" What a delightful human being you are...
posted by Doris (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:58 PM
 
Unquestionably “thankfully this disease only kills the old” is just about the worst thing I have ever read on this site.
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 20th June 2021, 1:02 PM
 
Old un's are not dying no more! Thankfully Ivermectin and Doxcycline given early now rather than nothing given at all previously!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 1:16 PM
 
My son is a doctor at one of London's major hospitals, and he was telling me only last week, that there are hardly any beds taken up with Covid 19 patients, and the disease has dropped off rapidly. Most of, but not all, patients in hospitals, are from people in their own choices, have not taken up the vaccines, and it is their faults that they have caught the virus. What they don't tell you is how many are coming out of hospitals daily. The doom and gloom people are making the headlines, and the others with are most honest opinion on the virus, are being ignored. A couple of my neighbours are refusing to have the vaccine. They are in their late 70's, and despite my pleading that say, that they are not going to have some foreign chemicals put into their bodies, and we will all pay for it later. I have never heard of so much rubbish, but this is these are the type of people we have to try and persuade to do the right thing. Thank goodness the younger element are now getting the message, and life we hope will return to near normal on July 19th.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 1:34 PM
 
Oh I suppose you would prefer it kills the young then like the Spanish Flu in 1918. Well I’m 71 and I’m glad I am more at risk than my children and grandchildren so I’m not apologising for that. I have carried on seeing my kids and grandkids all through this pandemic and hugging them; and I made it clear from the start that if I caught it through them that was down to me not them. What is the point of being old, having had a good life and then just locking oneself away just to survive. And if I had caught it badly I would have been quite happy to be given a shot of morphine to see me on my way rather than take up a ventilator. It seems so many old people are just frightened of their own mortality; well, I’m sorry nobody particularly wants to but we are going to die at sometime so you might as well get used to the idea
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 1:34 PM
 
As the late great Splke Milligan said “ I’m not afraid of dying but don’t want to be there when it happens !
posted by JW (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 1:54 PM
 
Unfortunately there are too many thick people in our society who just don’t listen or see the broad picture. The clever thinking is not saying we don’t have to live with the disease because we do. Timing is everything, knowledge is everything, securing borders is everything, protecting resources is everything. Vaccines do not make us immune. If we lose sight of this and social distancing measures at this time we lose everything and new variants will again create havoc and the collateral damage to the NHS will burden us all young and old. And yes have a thought for those in our society who for valid reasons are not vaccinated like pregnant woman. Don’t be so selfish some of you
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 2:31 PM
 
The thing is making all these quotes about how many die from other problems dont wash, because they happen staggered , covid fills up beds and ward super fast, it stretches medical staff to there limits, road accidents for one do not fill beds over night they are spread over a year,so breaking down the figures of say 2000 in a year comparison to 150,000 in eighteen months dying of covid ,whole different set of problems ,just a thought .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 2:38 PM
 
I accept the majority of people are scared of returning to the normality of 18 months ago. I hope I’m not around when we have to settle the bill for this make believe world we live in. Unfortunately my kids and grandkids generations are the ones that will.
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 3:17 PM
 
Well said real arch bishop! And, Jegs if it wasn't the pandemic it would be something else we would be paying for (Brexit, Credit Crunch, inflation, climate change etc etc) Governments have to have something to blame, there will always be a financial crisis whatever so don't unnecessarily worry for the generations to come they will have there own issues to worry about.
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 3:31 PM
 
One good thing that might happen is the flue jab and the covid jab might be combined and given to everyone which would save a lot of lives and a lot a lot of lost working hours.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 20th June 2021, 4:12 PM
 
There are nearly 2,000 hospitals in the UK so the Covid hospitalisation are now not significant. Once the over 17s have all had 2 jabs the disease with be confined to people with a death wish who may get their death wish early if they infect peoples children.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 20th June 2021, 4:28 PM
 
New cases are about 1000 down on yesterday today, and unfortunately deaths down to 6, and we are still under lock and key, due to the scaremongering in SAGE.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 5:21 PM
 
The death figures are false anyway as if you walk out the hospital after covid treatment and walk under a bus that is a covid death. Or die for any other reason in the next three weeks that is a covid death.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 20th June 2021, 5:49 PM
 
‘The time is now’ spouting complete nonsense (yet again) it never ceases to amaze how daft some people are!
posted by Nosey Parker (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 6:17 PM
 
Absolutely correct re so called COVID deaths Mr Time , Nosey talking bs !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 6:21 PM
 
Nosey, The time is now is right; it’s you whisper daft. Check the facts
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:16 PM
 
Some of you lot are really not the sharpest. You need to read carefully the statistical criterion for Covid deaths and it is not how you portray. Secondly, I was actually referring to the Time Is Now previous comment. But as you raise it transpires to this issue as well.
posted by Nosey Parker (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:57 PM
 
Nosey still talking BS. !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 5:02 AM
 
Please take a little time to read the statistical criterion you might learn something. Too many people don’t read or understand things they should
posted by Nosey Parker (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 7:10 AM
 
I’m just sticking to the facts and knowing people who died from , according to the death certificate, COVID but actually died from things which have nothing to do with covid !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Monday 21st June 2021, 8:11 AM
 
The UK (all four nations combined) FACTS:

Coronavirus Cases to date 4,630,040

Deaths to date 127,976

Recovered to date 4,301,985

Hospital beds (current) 150,000

Hospital beds taken up by Covid patients (current) 987
posted by MT - Monday 21st June 2021, 8:52 AM
 
If we all hid away for everything that would save a lot of lives but would send a lot of people insane. If catching covid is no more likely that to die from flue, a car, train or air crash, being murdered etc then it is a risk worth taking.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 1:57 PM
 
 
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Morning All Well i wake up on this father's day to read more about Scott parker replacement that of Steve Cooper,April fools day was some months ago. Come on fulham board make a quality decision not another mistake please. I welcome views from the message board.
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I suspect Eddie Howe would be up for the job if offered. Handily living near Christchurch. Easy drive to the office each day up and down the A3/M3. Does not have the upheaval of moving family and living on the hoof! I think he would be the ideal fit.
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:11 AM
 
If Cooper plays the right way and can develop the talented young players we have, maybe he would be the right fit. But there are questions as to whether he can get a team over the line. I go back to the point I made last week- I think the key is to find a manager who will stay for 5 years and will see a plan through. Cooper is not Fulham through and through and seems fickle.
posted by Chas (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:17 AM
 
Even the Swansea fans want Cooper gone so that tells you everything you need to know. He would be an awful replacement for Parker. The only viable option for replacing Parker would be Howe. So, once again for all the Parker haters, be very careful what you wish for.
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:35 AM
 
Why would anybody with ambitions fancy coming here ?
posted by JW (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:51 AM
 
If Tony K does managerial interview will he insist on Pfizer only's!!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:52 AM
 
We would be swapping the most good looking manager for one of the most evil and ugly manager there has ever been. That is probably not important except during a match you really would not want to look at the bench and be frightened even more than you already are by the way we are playing.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 20th June 2021, 10:27 AM
 
Eddie Howe been there done it and is qualified for the job and gets my vote. The Swansea fans seem happy to let Cooper go so hardly a vote of confidence. How about this the owners listen to the supporters and take there wishes into account.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:15 PM
 
Ken, our owners never have and never will listen to the fans. It’s their club to be run as they see fit. Think Eddie Howe would be a popular choice IF he was offered the job, Hopefully all will be revealed shortly!
posted by JW (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:28 PM
 
Eddie Howe would probably stick around for a few years. He does seem a good fit. Would he come to us?
posted by Chas (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:32 PM
 
That is the big question Chas !
posted by JW (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:57 PM
 
Please, Mr Khan, think seriously before you make our next Manager/Coach appointment, and please, please do not ask Steve Cooper fit that bill. First we just have a feeling that he would not be made too welcome by us supporters, and right or wrong, the majority opinion is that Eddie Howe on the other hand would be most welcome. Yes Steve Cooper guided a pretty poor Swansea outfit to the play offs last season. which was an achievement, but it was a pretty poor division, which is proved with Brentford being promoted. Eddie Howe, although he was in charge at Bournemouth when they were relegated seems to be more of a Fulham man, and he has been experienced in the Championship, and encourages his teams to play very good football, which we all enjoy at Craven Cottage, even if doesn't mean promotion next season. With the Khan's backing, and more financial clout, I am sure sure that EH, would be a very successful Manager in the long run here.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 1:19 PM
 
Why should the people who run the club take advice on how to run it from fans most of whom know nothing other than how to moan about what they do not understand.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st June 2021, 6:17 PM
 
All these calls for Howe don't seem to take in how he did at Burnley and I'm not sure he's ready to bow down to Tony Khan
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 2:01 AM
 
Steve Cooper - England under 17 World Cup WINNER Ask the following if they think he’s a good coach; Sterling/Trent/Foden/Sancho/Saka/Hudson Odoi/Mount FIVE in the current England squad No investment at Swansea, could not even bring in a striker when they had a chance, he exceeded all expectations as he did when winning a World Cup
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Sometimes things seem so obvious, that you start questioning yourself as to why they have or haven’t happened. When Parker was given a 3 year extended contract at the start of last season, me and several others questioned why? It just seemed pointless and too great a risk; and so it was
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I presume because other teams were sniffing around for Parker.
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Having just watched Spain draw with Poland maybe Southgate is a magician to play for 2nd place in our group, playing anyone from that group is not at all fearful......lol.
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Let’s be honest 2 games played 4 points on the board,why panic,a win Tuesday and we top the group who cares who we play ? Anyone remember Iceland?
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 8:42 AM
 
A draw would be enough.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 9:30 AM
 
To qualify that is, not win the group.
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Scots trash Leicester Square. Can you imagine the Jocks allowing the English to trash Glasgow.
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Was in London last night. It was shocking!!
posted by Ben Crumpton (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 2:49 PM
 
Do you see the mess that was left!
posted by Ernie Pins (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 2:52 PM
 
But you don't mention the Scottish fans who turned up this morning to clear up.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 3:03 PM
 
What a deluded race the Scots are, celebrating a 0-0 draw.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 3:15 PM
 
You mean they cleared up for nothing?!
posted by Cockney Mick. (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 3:19 PM
 
The sooner they leave the Union the better!!
posted by Mel Issacs (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 3:22 PM
 
Aren't there more Scots living down South than in Albion?
posted by Ben Flaxman (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 3:29 PM
 
If they’ve got any sense yes.
posted by Sassenach (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 5:05 PM
 
What a bunch of tossers by common consent in the media Scotland were the better team on the night but you did not get the 4 nil drubbing you wanted for Scotland and you can not take it.
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Hearing some terrible news that Fulham superfan Tony Fisher has sadly passed away after a long battle with Covid RIP Tony
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RIP
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Arthur 'Bomber' Harris being linked to war crimes. If the Nazis had invaded would Ffc have become Das Reich FC?
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Bit like the Lib Dems winning a by-election...
posted by Herb Kranz (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:02 AM
 
Did the Nazis bomb Putney?
posted by Geoff Conkers (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:04 AM
 
Halifax or Lancaster Bomber?
posted by Das Bomber (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:09 AM
 
Halifax FC... Didn't the old Shay Stadium have a Speedway track?
posted by Bomber Bay (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:11 AM
 
Yes over 50 bombs were dropped in Putney
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:11 AM
 
Several young people killed in milk bar in Putney high st !
posted by JW (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 12:39 PM
 
Recall my dad telling me that one evening he left some dance place just off putney bridge .just crossed the other side and the whole building bombed down.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 4:11 PM
 
 
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We need new manager now not in a couple of weeks
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Surely ball in Parker court
posted by Percy (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 10:41 AM
 
Surely ball in Parker court
posted by Percy (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 10:41 AM
 
Can't see how Parker can stay on now. Or be allowed to stay. How have Bournmouth got away with this. They have virtually offered him the job when he is contracted to us. Thank heavens and a dream come true for me to see the back of him but there are rules. It's gone too far now for him to stay as our manager. 2 years gardening leave will be the end of his career. No personality so can't see him as a tv pundit.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 10:49 AM
 
Should have added I knew Peter Reids brother and worked with him. When he was sacked from Sunderland they never reached a settlement and he was on gardening leave for the remainder of his contract. If he took another job Sunderland could and would have stopped paying him. Kiss of death for Scotty. Can't see him being a top manager anyway. I thought when we beat Liverpool I was all wrong about him and I felt we would stay up. Cometh the man as they say and he failed miserably with a set of players that really seemed up for it. Nearly all of those player linked with Premier clubs now except good old Cav who Parker deemed not good enough in the championship. Depending on who the new manager is we may well have seen the last of Cav
posted by Chris (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:03 AM
 
Said it all last season the man was an incompetent disaster
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 11:13 AM
 
Don’t really understand all this criticism of Parker,he has a 100% promotion record in the championship after a challenging season I’m sure he’s learned a lot if he had someone next to him with a bit more experience I reckon he could become a top manager.Realistically who is there around to replace him? Unless we get lucky with someone like Lampard gonna end up getting a foreign money grabbing mercenary. Think the bigger problem is getting our owner to delegate the right people to purchase any future signings,he’s son made a pigs ear once he got involved but very tricky if your father runs the show.
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Club seem to be in turmoil if we don’t sort out the Head Coach and Scouting positions soon with the right people we will end up languishing in the Championship for a few seasons. Critical time and can we trust the Board to make the right decisions?
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Parker could be sorted next week. Once which type of compensation can be agreed between all parties. I expect Parker will leave by mutual agreement allowing Bournemouth to pay us some compensation and us not to have to pay severance monies. Mind you this could take weeks with three sets of lawyers involved!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 8:29 AM
 
Protracted turmoil can cause greater harm than biting the bullet and taking swift action. Saving a ‘few million’ only helps if it doesn’t harm our chances of making an immediate return to the Premiership. We need early resolution and a replacement ready to take on the challenge of the forthcoming season
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 10:30 AM
 
The Club have not said Parker has gone. He is under contract so he cannot leave without permission and a penalty.
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This was a game for Jordan Henderson but i guess he wasn't fit for this one? I also think that Grealish might have been on from the start and definitely needed more time to warm into the game. Ian Wright is asking the dumbest question on why Southgate took Foden off, is he for real? To put it bluntly, there are far bigger and better teams to come after Scotland and what does Southgate do? Southgate was determined to play his best 11 mostly apart from ReesJames and Luke Shaw. This isn't change enough and i think that Southgate should have utilized his squad a lot better than he did tonight. The likes of Kalvin Philips should have been rested and wrapped in cotton wool for the big hitters to come. If Southgate had done his homework, he should know that the likes of Kalvin Pillips is trained by hard task-master Bielsa who notoriously burns players out to the max. Foden might have appreciated the rest also and Sterling and the missing in action Harry Kane. Yes' the draw will do England nicely and that is 4 points, but somewhere on down the line there is burn-out come the big teams. Stones did okay, but there is a mistake in him come the crucial times and so Walker. This was also a game for Maguire and fresh would have been best tonight. Gareth Southgate seems to have put his best game-plan at Croatia and he assumed that a unchange England would have enough in possession to over-run the Scotts? This game was always going to be blood and thunder and Scotland needed the result much more than England. Southgate will convince us that this was a vital result and England did what they had to do. Scotland will take this draw as a victory and with satisfaction, thay didn't lose to St George and England. At the end of the day, Scotland must beat Croatia next time out. England will be drawn further into the competition with fatigue and tired legs and up against the bigger teams. No pressure then? Harry Kane is nearly on 2 plus 90 minutes and no goals and looking flat as a pan-cake. While the old man Ronaldo is enjoying this tournament and scoring goals. Kane is starting to look like Mitrovic and England don't know how to get the best out of him in their present shape. Sounds all so familiar doesn't it??
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Sorry Owen but once again your long drawn out post disguises your real point. Southgate is very negative and starts with the mustn't lose approach. It's fine in the tournament format , 16 out of 24 qualify ( that's the problem)
posted by NRL (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:21 PM
 
We have four points probably already enough to qualify. It was always going to be a difficult match as the Scots have a heart the English lack. The Scots also know how to buy thousands of tickets intended for the English.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th June 2021, 10:59 AM
 
Agree with you TTIN. On paper should have won but as they say, there are no easy matches.
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We have one of the best strikers in Europe ! but haven’t a clue how to get the best from him
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:19 PM
 
As Fulham fans we know exactly how that feels, Southgate's tactics have stifled Harry Kane. Parker's tactics stifled Mitrovic exactly the same until people decided that Mitrovic couldn't play, are we now to believe that Harry Kane can't play? I know what I believe and it's that Southgate and Parker are not fit for purpose.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:14 PM
 
Kane is a goal scorer, he spends more time outside the box than in it, what a clown. Get in the box where you can get your goals, if you are not in the box who else is
posted by Pez (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:39 PM
 
Grealish for Foden. Now that's the joke.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 7:46 AM
 
Foden shouldn’t have come off but there was a couple of times he only had to get the past the full back to get into the box but would stop back and check and pass the ball square
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 9:28 AM
 
Don't blame Southgate's tactics for the way Kane plays. The top premiership teams play with a fast passing midfield and very quick strikers. Kane is not quick enough for this system. People who criticize the side-to-side and backwood passing must realize that the midfielders are waiting for a front player to make a run. With Kane on the half way line, that's not going to happen. You have to be tough to be a decent manager, and that means sometimes dropping your captain. If you want to know what 'front running' is all about, take a look at the kid playing up front for Sweden. Always available, quick, good in the air. We could do with him at Fulham.
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Scotland showing more ambition than us...England fail...Southgate gets sack...winds up at The Cottage
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Two words to sum up England. Absolute rubbish.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:51 PM
 
Scotland deserved at least a point, poor from England once again, do the players really enjoy this style of play because the England fans sure don’t !
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:54 PM
 
Is there a school that trains coaches to bore the pants off of off fans, and if there is did both Southgate and Parker qualifying with top marks.
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:07 PM
 
Ironically if you win the group you play Germany or Portugal potentially (doesn’t make sense) if you finish second you play Sweden. Make sense of that
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What a shame you were thwarted eh? Sounds like it would've been a worthy read.
posted by The troll (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:56 PM
 
Probably because all your posts are full of self opinionated drivel which are meant to wind people up
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When did Scott Parker take over coaching the England side, as they are a complete duplicate of Parkerball.
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I just texted my brother and asked if Southgate and Parker took the same coaching courses. You're right, keep the ball but do nothing with it.
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Dreadful stuff ,
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Is Kane playing ?
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:01 PM
 
Disappears in this set up just like Mitrovic in ours, pure déjà vu
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Christopher Olsen playing for Sweden today 29 out of contract.
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What about Booby Zamora:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9700751/Bobby-Zamora-scores-sublime-goal-7-game-Colchester.html


posted by MT - Friday 18th June 2021, 2:50 PM
 
Bit a difference between 29 and 40, like 11 years. I bet Zamora misses as many sitter and hits the head of the man in row Z as often.
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Lib Dems win by election... God help us!!
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Don't you mean the Brussels Party?!
posted by Dave Clang (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:23 PM
 
They will prostate the nation to that shower in the EU!
posted by Frank Blankers (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:26 PM
 
In the first three months of 2021, British food and drink exports to the EU fell by £2bn — or by 47 per cent — compared with the same period in 2020, according to figures from The Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Overall first quarter UK exports fell from £5.1bn in 2020 to £3.7bn in 2021.

While losses were seen across many sectors, dairy exporters were the hardest hit with milk and cream exports to the EU falling by more than 90 per cent, while cheese exports fell by two-thirds.

Chocolate and whisky were also notable trade losers, with exports to the EU falling by 37 per cent and 32 per cent respectively.

Dominic Goudie, the FDF’s head of international trade said: “The loss of £2bn of exports to the EU is a disaster for our industry, and is a very clear indication of the scale of losses that UK manufacturers face in the longer-term due to new trade barriers with the EU.”
posted by MT - Friday 18th June 2021, 2:29 PM
 
The thought of Ed Davey and his oppo (who I think considers her/himself asexual) Layla Moran running the Country is even worse than the thought of Captain Hindsight or even Corbyn running it.
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 2:44 PM
 
All party’s as bad as each, one knocked on my door and asked if l was gonna vote. I said if I had a apple tree in my back garden and I said you could go and eat as many as you like, but when you got there they were all bad how many would you eat. He looked at me then said none. I said that’s why I’m not voting.
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 3:05 PM
 
Oh dear one less Conservative to ruin the Country.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:09 PM
 
The Tories caused Brexit. Everyone hates us because of it.Now the Tories blame everyone else.
posted by Robbie p (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:28 PM
 
The Tories caused Brexit. Everyone hates us because of it.Now the Tories blame everyone else.
posted by Robbie p (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:30 PM
 
So only Conservatives voted for Brexit did they?
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 8:21 PM
 
Dave Clang. I think its been many a year when the Libs were in power. I also think that people are fed up with the two party system we have now.
posted by Geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 8:31 PM
 
MST got to say you were spot on about getting out of the EU. But as an HGV driver i have just got a nice little pay rise. Because of the shortage of HGV drivers. But it has come a little late as i will be giving it up soon.
posted by Geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 8:38 PM
 
I have a mate who lives in Amersham. He says that most people are resigned to HS2 but object to planning permission given to housebuilders building on large parts of green belt land surrounding the town. I also live in Buckinghamshire and am disgusted by the way they are building on any square inch of land that's been there for thousands of years and was also designated as 'green belt'. Also, I have noticed that the people moving in couldn't give a toss about the town or village they move in to. They only stay for a couple of years anyway.
posted by fulham addict (Guest) - Sunday 20th June 2021, 10:20 AM
 
 
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Hundreds of police officers are referred to the official police watchdog every year for abusing their powers for sexual gain, according to exclusive figures obtained by PoliticsHome.

Data from the Independent Office for Police Conduct shows that the highest level of corruption referrals this year were concerning police officers engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with often vulnerable members of the public.

Referrals received by the IOPC for abuse of power for sexual gains this year was 118 out of 490 overall referrals – more than double the amount received for theft, fraud, and drug supply.

Police were reported to have requested sexual favours in exchange for pursuing or not pursuing a police function as well as gratuitous sexual contact, such as inappropriate or unnecessary searches.

This year a former detective constable was jailed for 10 months following an IOPC investigation that found he had taken inappropriate photographs of a vulnerable woman without her knowledge or consent and sent inappropriate sexual messages to others.

Another police constable was dismissed after a gross misconduct hearing which found he sought to take advantage of a female victim of domestic abuse who he had met while working in the Public Protection Unit. The IOPC found evidence that the constable attempted to meet female victims of domestic abuse during and after police investigations and made sexually inappropriate comments, in some cases with the aim of starting a sexual relationship.

WHAT IS THIS COUNTRY COMING TO :0((
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I think you should ask What has this country come to,?
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:06 PM
 
Not the country I grew up in !
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:09 PM
 
Daniel Morgan case suggests 40 years of corruption and all this is nothing new.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:26 PM
 
Not the country I grew up in for sure !
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:34 PM
 
When the police and do gooders allow people with criminal records and also allow people not suited to the job to join the police service what do we expect. Joining the police force used to be a career for 80% of people if you could get in, now it's just a job to keep you busy for a year or two. Too much bloody paperwork and not enough on the group police work. Police on the beat, police stations unmaned, the list goes on. Cost before a good job.
posted by Anxman (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 2:20 PM
 
Makes you think Line of Duty is a documentary.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 2:41 PM
 
When I was a young lad growing up in Fulham in the 50s, it was common knowledge, that some police constables on the night beat used to pull in a local mentally retarded( excuse me if that wording is not correct) young lady, affectionately known as Lubby Lil or Loo, when they felt the need to sexually relieve themselves. The practice only stopped when she fell pregnant. However, it had gone on for a long time but I don’t think anyone was charged with an offence and she, I believe, had an abortion and disappeared, presumably to some institution somewhere. Nothing appeared in the Press. So I’m afraid poor behaviour has been around for a long time. At the time, whilst I was pretty young I lived in Lancaster Court overlooking the yard at Fulham Police Station and was therefore part of quite a close knit community that was always up to speed on what was happening. Sad but true.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:49 PM
 
When I was a young lad growing up in Fulham in the 50s, it was common knowledge, that some police constables on the night beat used to pull in a local mentally retarded( excuse me if that wording is not correct) young lady, affectionately known as Lubby Lil or Loo, when they felt the need to sexually relieve themselves. The practice only stopped when she fell pregnant. However, it had gone on for a long time but I don’t think anyone was charged with an offence and she, I believe, had an abortion and disappeared, presumably to some institution somewhere. Nothing appeared in the Press. So I’m afraid poor behaviour has been around for a long time. At the time, whilst I was pretty young I lived in Lancaster Court overlooking the yard at Fulham Police Station and was therefore part of quite a close knit community that was always up to speed on what was happening. Sad but true.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:56 PM
 
That's sad Mortlake and I can well believe it.
posted by So Predictable (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 5:24 PM
 
MORTY!!! Did you know alan smith from lancaster ct ??became a roofer with own company,had a sister called janet , just asking .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 5:42 PM
 
MORTY,! DO you recall alan smith and sister janet from lancaster ct quite a small block so you may recall him and her .
posted by THE REAL ARCH BISHOP (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 5:44 PM
 
Line of duty was about Jill Dando. And Jimmy Savile.
posted by Geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:10 PM
 
Line of duty was about Jill Dando and Jimmy Savile
posted by Geezer (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:13 PM
 
Bish I be been racking my brain, not easy I tell you, but can’t really recall the name. Did know an Alan who had 2 sisters, one Janet the other Annie, but strive as I may, can I remember his surname? Like bu**ery I can. If you’d have asked me a little earlier, say 20 years ago, I might just have remembered some relevant detail. How you doing, obviously hanging on in there and not letting this crap get to you? I’m spending most of my time in Devon at present, where things have been pretty quiet, however now the holiday season is gaining momentum things are a lot busier and I suspect infection rates will soar. Think I will probably move back up to Hampshire, where having renewed my ST, I might actually get to a game or two. You stay safe and out of trouble.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 9:26 AM
 
Think I did Bish, also had another sister by the name of Annie. Did send a longer reply but keep getting the “ site error” message, so hope this brief reply gets through. Hope you’re well.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 9:31 AM
 
Got it thanks morty, enjoy devon,lived in cornwall for few years felt like an an immigrant, now back in dorset, alan and janet smith left lancaster ct in about mid 70s jan lives in morden some were take care . i to get message error coming up no idea why.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Saturday 19th June 2021, 1:50 PM
 
 
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I unfortunately have lost my connection with the England team over the last 15 years or so and don’t get too upset when they lose. But that doesn’t apply to the ‘scotch’ (I think using that term annoys them); I’ve never forgotten sitting in the large TV room in HMS Mercury and listening to the scotch cheering when West Germany got the late equaliser in 1966. Then when they came down to Wembley the next year and won, declared themselves World Champions. To the present English generation it probably doesn’t mean too much when we play and beat them; but it still does to the present scotch generation. So if Trafalgar Square is full of soaked depressed scotch later tonight, I will be one happy bunny
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I know they really do not want to be part of the UK but a lot of them are sensible enough realise it would be an economic disaster if we treated them as badly as the EU are treating us. We should be kind to them and remember despite appearances they get a much better education than we do.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:03 AM
 
I cheer England on whatever sport they do from football down to tiddlywinks. Can Remember all our street coming out to celebrate our 1966 World Cup victory !Probably the rest of Great Britain must have been gnashing their teeth! Think there are a couple of teams who look a bit too good for us but PLEASE lads sort the Scotch out tonight !
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:06 AM
 
I can't think of a more satisfying victory than beating the Scotts tonight, as they never ever support us, as their remarks are always that they would support any team that plays against England. I don't have any affection for them at all, and I hope that they do rejoin the EU, which will save us a lot of money. Nothing would please me more than to see us give them a right old thumping. Come on England.
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:43 AM
 
Scotch is a style of whisky. People from Scotland are Scots.
posted by Smith (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:44 AM
 
Thought they were called 'Sweaties?'
posted by Ernie Long (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:54 AM
 
Jegs made it clear he knew that and was using the word "Scotch" as wind up because the Scots hate it...
posted by MT - Friday 18th June 2021, 12:06 PM
 
Can’t understand why our Government won’t allow the Scots to have a referendum on wether to remain or leave the United Kingdom. If they wish to leave good luck to them but don’t expect anymore handouts from us.!
posted by JW (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 12:28 PM
 
Because despite media hype the split on the issue is still around 50/50 and they will keep on wanting referendums until they get the answer they want....
posted by MT - Friday 18th June 2021, 12:46 PM
 
I think the scotch are entitled to another referendum; because whilst I find it very amusing, they were conned; being told the only way they could guarantee staying in the EU was by voting to stay in our Union, they then get dragged out by the English. Ha Ha.
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 2:39 PM
 
 
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Who are these faceless cronies at UEFA who believe that they are above human life preservation and local laws?

I read with interest today that if the British government does not ease legislation for 2,500 UEFA delegates allowing them to come into the UK without Covid tests or isolation then UEFA will move the Euros final to Hungary.

Something needs to seriously be done about these idiots who think that they and football are above not only the law but also above the rest of the World in controlling a lethal virus that is only just starting to come under control in Europe.

If Boris bends on this and allows these 2,500 idiots to come into the country in this way then it would not surprise me if there was a major revolt when thousands of people have not been able to leave the UK and return without Covid tests and two weeks isolation.

If Boris sticks to his own law for the common people and UEFA insist on moving the final then we should pull out of the competition all together and so should Scotland and Wales in solidarity - in my opinion.

Rant over!
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You have had a bad night. Not so bad as the Tories in bi-election. Watching the rest of the world behaving fairly normally and our government being run by Marxist Frankenstein scientists and thats being kind. This epidemic is over! We know how to treat it! Only statistics make this all look so terrible. Around 3000 people sadly passed away yesterday and less than 20 died of Covid. Please!! let normality return now!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 8:42 AM
 
The government cannot make exceptions for 2500 officials to a minor football competition. Everybody else would ignore the regulations.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:26 AM
 
Spot on MT!
posted by Philmidd (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:40 AM
 
I could put it in much stronger terms MT, but I fear it would be deleted. Agree 100%
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:47 AM
 
Our government Marxist! What type of idiot are you tony r.
posted by Tory marxist (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:48 AM
 
He didn't write that the government was "Marxists", he wrote it is being run by "Marxist Frankenstein Scientists". Just as idiotic though lol...
posted by MT - Friday 18th June 2021, 12:15 PM
 
Totally agree, re uefa. The far rights new obsession with claiming everyone they don’t like is a Marxist is puzzling, even tories . Was there an article on GB news?
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Murder rate in London is the worse since 2008...Hasn't Mayor Khan been undermining the Met Police for years?!
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92% of knife crime is black on black, says something about Khans no stop and search ?
posted by old Un (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:30 AM
 
Notting Hill Carnival called off
posted by Albert Tang. (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:51 AM
 
Carnival should be banned for good !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 12:48 PM
 
The stats are so good now are there really more murders now than when jack the ripper was around or in the 1960s and 1970s when criminal gangs ran parts of London. Thatcher bowing to pressure, emptied out mental institutions a lot of odd, dangerous and ignorant people, a lot of whom were incapable of work, to care in the community. This never really worked one of the reason we have a lot more institutionally poor and a lot more criminals.
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I once got talking to Jokanovic whilst we were both waiting for people to turn up at a restaurant in Wimbledon. He said that what the Khan’s and in particular Shadid neded to make their mind up about was whether they wanted a football club or a hobby. In reality what we now have with the new stand and its offerings away from the nuisance of match days, is a property company with a football club attached, nothing more, and nothing less.
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I say bring Slav back. He knows how to get the best from Mitro, TC, etc. It will be a breath of fresh air, the players will feel unshackled, and we all will enjoy the style again. A player like Carvahlo will be like Sess 2.0 - shining in Slav’s attacking system. Let’s face it, we had nowhere near as much talent two seasons ago at the back as Scottie had this year. Now, with Robinson, Tete, Tosin, Rodak … Slav will be better equipped to succeed. We lost Targett and Fredricks that year after Promotion - a huge factor in relegation. I’d much rather have Slav than Cooper, Big Sam, or anyone else. Roy would be a perfect balancing force as a consultant.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 10:57 PM
 
Too late' Slavisa is a Sheff Utd boy now...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 11:43 PM
 
Why this obsession with Joka. For half of a season we played brilliantly and sneaked into the playoffs. For the other half of the season we were very ordinary. He is an ordinary manager who for half of s season had a lot of luck.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 7:42 AM
 
I have been surprised why it took clubs so long to employ Jokanovic in this country. If the owners could have swallowed humble pie and asked him to return, I would feel so much more confident next season. My faith in his ability extends to £100 @ 10/1 for Sheffield Utd winning the Championship. No abuse please from fulham fans just backing my judgement. If Fulham are good enough and return to the upper tier of foofball, i will be delighted. Was you there Boxing Day 1960 when Fulham beat Ipswich 10-1.
posted by denny (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 7:53 AM
 
Some of you have short memories …Slav was slatted on this site for not having a Plan B …I also remember er ‘fans ‘ booing him at half time and full time after another premier league defeat ! …..
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 8:05 AM
 
Did he have a lot of luck at Watford as well? I know it’s too late to get him back but I was sorry to see him go
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:36 AM
 
Denny I hope you wasn’t at Ipswich the next day when they got beat.
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:38 AM
 
You are right Jegs we lost 4-2, but it was 1963 not 1960 sorry about that, I do remember going to West Ham in 1962 with my Dad we drew 2-2 and having bacon and egg in a cafe. Times were different then, seem to remember all fans were together we were next to a family supporting West Ham. We parted with "good luck for the rest of the season" to each other, remember it being cold. Memories
posted by denny (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 10:38 AM
 
Denny, yes they were. I watched them against Man Utd in about 1963. I took a mate who supported Utd. We stood in the old Riverside uncovered stand (all the 1st division clubs flying) and mixed and discussed players with some Utd fans. Talking of flags, I remember the Chairman, the comedian Tommy Trinder, saying when we got relegated in 67 we wouldn’t replace them with 2nd division clubs’ flags because we would only be in that division for 1 season. He was right, we got relegated again. Typically Fulhamish
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:29 AM
 
Slavi was a mediocre manager and still is, had his chance, fluffed it, so lets move on and don't dwell in he past.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:33 AM
 
I think Slav was/is a good Manager and his success at Fulham and Watford prove it. Where it all went wrong was that he and the Kahn’s were a poor fit. Remember him going public, saying he had nothing to do with transfers and really slagging the owners off. It is not good policy to publicly criticise the boss. He will never return to the Cottage, except as manager of the opposition.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 11:53 AM
 
If you buy Fulham as business, you know the capacity of the ground limits potential income so increasing the capacity by replacing one of the stands and at the same times building other income streams into it makes perfect sense. In the same way improving the facilities at Motspur park makes sense. The FIFA rules exclude all capital expenditure and all expenditure on under 18s. All earned income counts in the FIFA rules so any additional income from the new stand increase our player purchasing power. Owning a sports club in both America and the UK must also have advantages we do not know about.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 1:39 PM
 
You've started me up Jegs remember playing Everton in autumn 1962 next to us was a Everton fan he shouted at Brian Labone their centre half for most of the match we won 1-0. He was no trouble great guy.
posted by denny (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 3:17 PM
 
Denny, I suppose it’s down to age, but whilst the quality of football is far superior today, I do look back with a fondness to the early sixties and the characters of football in general but Fulham in particular. I suppose my grandchildren will be saying the same to their grandchildren about the game now. There is something endearing to a lot of people about the team and the ground
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:40 PM
 
When you are a teenager you feel everything in a very emotional ways all those Fulham players were brilliant and every pop song you thought were great then all seem pathetic now.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 4:55 PM
 
Jets, do you really think the quality is superior? Personally I think most of it is hype, much preferred watching an honest game where players weren't throwing themselves on the floor to con referees and get their opponents booked... that's not quality, it's cheating! Also I question who we have playing nowadays to compare to the great George Best? Even when he played for us half cut from all his boozing he did things that these modern prima donnas aren't capable of.
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No offending me I identify as a cat.
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zzzz. I am a sleep.
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...Johnson, Hancock, Cummings or all of them - answers on a post card....
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Do you think any of them are in the frame to replace Parker?
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 17th June 2021, 11:00 AM
 
More like Parker replacing one of them LOL. Hancock makes Parker look positively dynamic :0)))
posted by MT - Thursday 17th June 2021, 11:26 AM
 
All of them, country is led by selfish, incompetent idiots. Politicians are absolutely hopeless.
posted by Voice of Reason (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 11:42 AM
 
You forgot the two greatest liars of our time Nichola Sturgeon and Tony Bliar. Hold on who has told the truth?
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 11:49 AM
 
The khans have lied ever since they bought the club.
posted by JJ (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 12:27 PM
 
Nobody has lied more than Bodger!
posted by Ted (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 3:24 PM
 
Tony R you have a point of view but not one I agree with. Tony Blair was probably the best Prime Minister in my lifetime and Nicola Sturgeon is so much better than Johnston.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:47 PM
 
ken44 are you for real, blair flooded the country with migrants so he could get re-elected and he took us to war which we all know was a lie. YOU NEED TO BE LOCKED UP WITH BLAIR.
posted by JJ (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 8:04 PM
 
Once we stopped locking up all weird people and released them into the community it was inevitable some of these ex inmate weirdos would get into power.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 18th June 2021, 9:56 AM
 
 
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To those who wish Parker gone be careful what you wish for
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I like Parker' but if there is someone out there with more experience? Sacking managers work for our rich neighbors down the road and we only need to be lucky just this once. My only reservations about Parker is our cutting edge and scoring goals. If Scott Parker stays, and we hit the ground running? I will be happy as larry if we continue in the same vein...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 11:08 AM
 
Critical time, we need to get this resolved quickly only seven weeks until the new season starts.
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Congratulations to the new guy 'Robert Page' for his patience and for not messing around with subs too quickly in a high-level important game such as this. It could have gone so wrong for the rookie manager but he kept his nerves and it played out nicely for him and Wales. If Wales only get so far in the competition, it still is a great achievement considering the depth of their squad. It will enhance Robert Pages cv in management too. Funny how things work out with the suspension of Ryan Giggs. Sometimes all it takes to carry a team is 2 world-class players, and i think Bale and Ramsey are world-class. Bale was not at his very best and we could see that, and his penalty was awful, but he is still one of the most astute passers of a football there ever is. If Ramsey was more alert and accurate, it could have been 3 or 4 goals more. I always say, 'leave your star players on, even if they are having a quiet game or missfire a few shots etc. Can you imagine if it was a Spurs game and Jose Mourinho was still in charge? Bale would be subbed off because he cannot play 90 minutes, or we listen to some different sycho-babble on how he needs to change the game etc. It is not just Jose Mourinho, and i think Scott Parker is guilty of pushing the wrong buttons on substitutions throughout last term. Football is a funny old game and one game can make or break you. If Wales only get as far as whatever in this euro's, it won't do Robert Page's reputation any harm by a long chalk.
 
 
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Did anyone else hear the commentator say Fulham instead of Finland yesterday?
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Ha ha, a bit like Boris the other night saying "company" instead of country and "29th" instead of "19th". Freudian slips perhaps lol?
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Will the Welsh now cheer on the English?
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Remember England loosing to Iceland and the Welsh boys laughing!
posted by Old Peg (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 5:17 AM
 
Were you cheering on Wales?
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 6:10 AM
 
As much as the Welsh will be cheering on England!
posted by Broadside. (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 6:52 AM
 
English or Welsh Lamb?
posted by Bob Long. (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 6:58 AM
 
Half Welsh, Half English Lamb...
posted by Young Llewellyn. (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:08 AM
 
Welsh players cheering on the English!!
posted by Davy Boy. (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:12 AM
 
Give me the Red shirt every time...
posted by Ginger (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:33 AM
 
Wales , where men are men and sheep are nervous!
posted by Farmer Giles (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:49 AM
 
Best thing to come out of Wales ? The M4 motorway !
posted by St George (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:56 AM
 
I always leave when the Welsh start singing!
posted by Roger Wax (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 8:32 AM
 
Sheep droppings up in the hillsides
posted by Hans Crapper (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 8:34 AM
 
'HELLO,' My names Owen...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 9:54 AM
 
What’s the difference between a Skoda car and a sheep ? You can get in the back of a sheep ! Baaa. Baaa
posted by Sheep Shagger (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 10:22 AM
 
Is Wales part of the UK
posted by Wales isn't that Prince Harry (Guest) - Thursday 17th June 2021, 10:34 AM
 
I will be cheering on the welsh team unless they are playing England we once had a proud tradition of being British we fought alongside our Welsh comrades in two major world wars and who can forget Zulu and men Harlech also when we play alongside them with the British lions they show great passion and spirit this is my own humble opinion and hopefully with the talent in the England team and the passion the Welsh show we can possibly win the Euros this time
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