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Wednesday 19th June 2019, 12:32 PM

Once again read that we may be parting company with another promising youth player,what is wrong wih this club, Seggers ok could male a few bob. Elliott free of nearly free Roberts did not get a great deal Hyndman received peanuts Dembele sweet FA Dremah the latest (and a full back, as if we dont need any). Ambition ?
Agreed, doesn't make sense. most clubs either integrate youth or sell them on for good profit. We do everything back to front. 99% of fans of this club want to see the youth coming through and doing just as good a job as buying sh1te from abroad
posted by Pez (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 1:00 PM
Hyndman, Roberts, Dembele, Elliot, Both Sessegnon's were all given 1st team chances and in a lower division, they have all just decided they are better than Fulham, no different to Seri and co who think they are too good to be playing in the lower division that they contributed to getting us sucked into to. Elliot should look at Roberts in particular as he is a similar player, Roberts if he had stayed would probably have played 150+ games by now, he has played 75 games now and about to be loaned to Norwich...do you think that was in his plans when he left for man City in 2015? he has made 2 appearances for City and still hasnt and wont ever start a game for them.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 1:58 PM
Ryan bombed last night and was subbed, why has a diamond lost his sparkle???.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 3:30 PM
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The Arizonan

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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 11:18 PM

For those that don't read the fulhamish articles, they've just published part four of a review of last seasons players; keepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers. Well written and worth a read.
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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 4:59 PM

...Until fixture release (0900 on Thursday).

What's the betting we are away to a newly promoted team first game of the season? Hope it's not a Friday night game...
Selfishly I hope it is as I will be able to watch it on the goggle box whilst on holiday!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 5:07 PM
won't be any of the big teams. we will get a reality check start our season playing the likes of luton, Barnsley, Charlton and wigan!

posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 9:44 AM
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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:11 PM

This was posted on this site yesterday https://www.jerseysoccercheap.com as a professional store for cheap soccer jerseys,we aim to offer you fifa world cup team cheap football shirts and all club team soccer uniforms,custom football jerseys,2018 WORLD CUP Jerseys,Club Teams Jerseys! Did anyone try to buy anything from thie, I did and just got a suspicious looking message
No i didnt when people call it soccer and not FOOTBALL i give up.
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 4:04 PM
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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:07 PM

There has been some brilliant FOOTBALL WITH THE GIRLS. Some great goals and passing
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:15 PM
No there hasn’t , awful passing , they can’t control a ball to save there lives , headless chickens running around , playground stuff !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:35 PM
Just read that there is now a lobby for women's football to have a smaller pitch. Won't be long before they're playing football with wooden sticks and calling it something like....erm....I know......HOCKEY!!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 3:36 PM
O Dave you have been watching then. And MST always wanted to know how to spell Pffft carnt to the last bit dont know how to.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 3:59 PM
Yes Geezer been some good games they get stuck in
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 3:59 PM
Only watched so I can report that it’s rubbish !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 4:25 PM
Dave and i bet you wife lets you watch eastenders with her to.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 6:10 PM
You don’t have to watch .... Maybe you should go play bowls with the other old folk !
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 6:41 PM
Keep the conversation to sport eh lads , lol .
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 7:23 PM
So ladies , are you watching the women or Englands u - 21s ? No brainer for proper football fans, and it’s not the happy shoppers ! ! Lol
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 8:16 PM
Under 21 game pretty good , Dembele has a penalty saved , doh !!
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 8:50 PM
dave: are you from herne bay ?you sound just like someone I used to know.
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 11:09 AM
Not me !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 2:28 PM
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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 1:49 PM

Arizona i dont know if you have watched this film. If you aint give it a spin. And let me know what you think. Its on Netflix.
New series of "Stranger Things" starts 4th July - there'll be fireworks - woohoo!! ;0)).

If you haven't seen "OA" yet on Netflix Geezer it's two short seasons and worth a watch. Science fiction about near death experiences. Starts a bit slow but you soon get into it by episode three.

Absolute nonsense of course but I enjoyed it. Have to watch something in the evenings when I'm away from home or when the wife is working ;0)).

posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 3:41 PM
Geezer, I havn't watched a movie in twenty years or more and we don't subscribe to Netflix so I read a synopsis online. Very sad story for those involved and no amount of money will get their wasted years back. Don't conflate it with Ferguson however, that was a whole different story. Race relations here are no more or no less complex that in other developed countries, no matter the obvious implications proposed by this mini-series.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 3:52 PM
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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 9:44 AM

Another unknown with zero experience of english football :0(.

When will this club ever learn??
6 Weeks to kick off. A few less till the friendlies.we havent even got an eleven who would realistically still be here next season and the only series bussines on the cards is onother jozabed/fonte. SP can start buying a book on miracles.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 11:32 AM
janko worked miracles with the sh=t baby khan brought in , feel sorry for parker , hate 2 say it but im a little concerned about relegation ,
posted by egland fan (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 11:58 AM
If you google his name you will find that he is about 21 years old. Has only played in the Sporting first team since last season. exerts of him playing in either number 77 or 97 shirt. Obviously not first team pictures. Looks very quick and likes to get forward at every opportunity. Most of the pictures show him on the left, but sometimes on the right. Looks ok for a loan spell, not sure about paying lots of money for him.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 1:14 PM
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Tuesday 18th June 2019, 8:44 AM

Has retired at thirty nine . Cheers mate.
What a centre-back partnership he formed with Brede Hangeland,oh happy days !Good luck to Aaron.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 9:07 AM
Think he retired a couple of weeks ago. Great servant of the club though. Could do with a partnership like his and Hangelands again - can't remember much better in my time supporting FFC....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 9:42 AM
Had a few good centre backs in my time but know better pairing and nicer guys you could not wish to meet loved by staff at Fulham
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 11:02 AM
Great combination, brought different skills to the game, making a complete and comprehensive pairing. Big debt of thanks for his contribution to a FFC Golden Moment.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 11:03 AM
We've had some terrific players over the years. Wonder what our best eleven would look like?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:38 PM
You trying to start arguement Fred? :))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 3:30 PM
The thought never entered my mind Bruv !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 9:39 PM
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Monday 17th June 2019, 7:34 PM

What would you rather have a team with 10% or talent or 10% fitter? I think fitness is the most important attribute of all! Look at the match last night - non of the ex players were fit but apart from Carlos (class!), they look awful. Also how many times have you see teams, including us, fall apart after 80minutes! For me if you are really fit you can compete even if you are not as talented! If you are talented but not as fit - you’d need a lot of luck to come to you. I really hope we have the fittest team next season!
Well get the khans to buy all the fit players from the WWC. On a serious note tho things will not change much nxt season. They have went for Limited damage by appointing SP. But what does we fans know aye!
posted by Fit ness test tickle (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 9:30 PM
Kamara was as fit as a butcher's dog but he was a knucklehead. I'll take talent thanks.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 10:59 AM
Never seen a butchers dog so not sure if it's any use. I want a grey hound not a strong bulldog. Kamara is a bull not a stallion. there's a difference...

posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 12:10 PM
Being fit is a priority for every professional club..being good at football and tactics are up to the coaching staff and what they have available..If you want fit players you'll get them in every division where its a professional level..So you are screwed if the players you play are better than you or are coached in a way that is better than yours..FFC have some very good players and the question will be does Parker motivate and coach them in a way thats better than the others..even with the departures he should at least be producing a team that delivers more than most..time will tell.. Trust me Ive worked with players and most are bloody fit!!
posted by DT (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 8:21 PM
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Monday 17th June 2019, 5:09 PM

I see that at last someone has worked out what is Ryan Sessegnon's best position and given him the number eleven shirt. The first game is in Italy against France, tuesday 18th. For the last three years Fulham have given him number three. I wonder if they will do that again,if he stays. Does anyone know if it is televised?
8pm ko. Sky football .
posted by Mel (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 5:32 PM
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 8:52 PM
That is 8pm British time !
posted by Mel (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 9:26 PM
Yes, 8pm Sky time is 9pm real time, in Italy and Spain
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 11:00 PM
Real time is Greenwich Mean Time - 7PM ;0))
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Monday 17th June 2019, 10:25 AM

Just seen the photos of the crowds in Hong kong. We need to be doing the same over here by. Getting in or out of Europe. What ever you voted. Need to show up our politicians for what they are f'''king useless. It will make them sit and take notice of what real people think and want. Not what they think or want. THANKS RANT OVER.
Spot on. Those Chinese guys know how to demonstrate. Me thinks not possible here anymore as we will be fighting each other!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 11:20 AM
Thank God; we don't have demonstrations in the UK like China, France, etc. we are more civilised! Mass demonstration changes nothing except a higher turnover in fines and imprisonment (and somethimes death!).

You can't always get want you want - Source; The Rolling Stones ;0). You keep telling me that we live in a democracy Geezer - taking to the streets to demonstrate and disturb the peace is hardly democratic.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th June 2019, 11:39 AM
So what are the people of Hong Kong supposed to do do mate They have made their point and though I do agree some of the demonstrators went over the top I would imagine the idea of being sent to China to get a " trial" would be enough to stir most folk to take to the streets, and it would appear that the Government is having a " rethink" over the issue.ao guess they will consider their protest as worthwhile.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 1:00 PM
I wasn't commenting on that Fred; I was commenting on Geezer's post that we should do the same here regarding Brexit ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th June 2019, 1:19 PM
The easiest way to sort out Brexit is to abandon the whole thing a get cracking on sorting out our own problems (e.g. NHS, Homelessness, social care, inequality etc. etc)
posted by Old Fart (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 1:36 PM
MST i have never said we live in a free democracy. And we have never had and never will have one in this country. That went out when the Romans went home. This country has always been run by the ruling classes not for the working class. But i think they now have questions to answer. And the leaving Europe is the first question. As i have always said communism comes in many ilks. One being the ruling classes.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 1:55 PM
PS those that blocked London for a week have push forward plans for smoke in the air. So getting out there dont work then.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 2:00 PM
whilst we seem to be taking the environment a bit more seriously. Until we can see that the likes of China,Brazil, India etc taking steps to reduce pollution we appear to be fighting a losing battle.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 3:38 PM
Not much left of the Brazilian rain forest!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 3:40 PM
our biggest problem are the ponces in europe fleecing us
posted by england fan (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 12:02 PM
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Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:14 PM

Looks like Jokanovic has got nice little earner at his leval
Good luck to him in Doha! Just happens to be the next World Cup venue. Bet he will be managing Qatar!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:20 PM
Good luck to him! Anything is better than managing one of our rivals like Leeds, West Brom or Derby! Still take him back any day!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:06 PM
Was thinking of giving Carragher a call to see if he fancied six months at the cottage, Mawson might learn some thing about defending.Funny how seasoned pros 5 star players soon loose it , !see last nights charity match .
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 2:46 PM
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Sunday 16th June 2019, 5:39 PM

Ive accepted my notion of going after Rafa would solve all our problems has been largely ignored. He is a man amongst boys as far as managers go in the championship but I invite you into my fantasy. Throw the cheque book down and say ‘write yourself a cheque and while your at it go a bit further and spend some more on who you think we need. Carbon based based organisms from the French leagues AINT cutting it. At the end of the day this is all pocket change to daddy Khan. Stop chasing our tail around making the same dumbass mistakes we’ve doing for the last 10 years. Seventh richest owner in WORLD football. Its been established with no one to instigate a long term plan we are destined for mid table football at best. The guy has been dithering around with new contract negotiations since he got to Newcastle. Hmmm Newcastle or London?Ashley or Khan? Scott Parker... Im sure he's a nice guy but he's a small boy standing next to Rafa. Remember Mr.Roarke? Welcome to Fantasy Island!
Rafa would be my choice if we played on clay
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 6:48 PM
You’ve got to give the guy a chance . Look at Lumpalard and Gerard they have done ok so far . Give him a chance , he may have a bit of say in the transfers , fingers crossed !
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:20 PM
Newcastle have big backers behind them now, and i think Benitez will get the transfer budget that he craves. Another drawback to your plan to get Rafa Vin is that Fulham are stuck in the Championships and that might be a big bug-bear to entice Rafa. Benitez still owns property near Liverpool which makes me think that he is still hoping and wishing that Klopp will fluff his lines up there and he will be reinstated? Those dreams for Rafa has gone out of the window and maybe he will wait a bit longer? North or South preference? It's North for Rafa the Liverpool lover...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:29 PM
ER' Stains, i think 'Lumpalard' 'Sir' Wasn't he one of the knights of the round table???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:32 PM
Stop sniffing the diesel Vin
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 10:06 AM
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Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:58 AM

Surely this cannot continue! What incentives there to invest in any players until 17 if they can walk away for nothing (maybe a couple of hundred thousands compensation). There must be a better compensation scheme. Maybe some multiple of salaries like 5 times their annual contract (without transfer fee is the next best valuation of a player) plus a further sell-on percentage.
I'm afraid any suggestions from this site will fall on deaf ears !
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 11:52 AM
This has been raised so many times (by Webbo Rich Arizonian etc) and others who know the rules..compensation outside of the UK is training compensation..FFC clinically as said before knew he wouldn't sign so pushed him ahead of every decent youth player we have in the hope that an English premier league club would buy him. If so it would go to a tribunal and fee would then be millins..However the downside is now every youth player sees no pathway for hard work and committment..Edun DLT waiting until 20;s to play and last season no one apart from Elliot gettiing any game time..FFC have the worst pathway and Elliot and Drameh have seen how players like O'Riley and even Sessegnon (Steven) been frozen out..If I was their agent I would advise every decent player to run down or not sign a contract as FFC dont promote their youth..anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional...I think we will lose a few more before season starts but hoping at last to see the good ones (O'Riley mainly) get a chance...
posted by Rich (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 12:46 PM
All the young players we have lost past and present must be to some extent to the clubs PR system. I feel that those concerned with looking after the youngsters welfare need themselves to be rid of.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 2:21 PM
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Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:21 AM

Do any of you remember last year my statement that the Crystal Palace opening game would define our season. So it turned out, we were not ready, players arriving at the last minute with no experience of top flight football in England, some living on past reputations. Replacing the coach when the corner was turning. I felt Jokanovic deserved a full season for what he had achieved the year before. We are now onto our third different coach, with a few games experience, excellent player though he was. I do not understand why we are favourites for a immediate return, we have taken options on players who where not considered adequate for the top league, do we expect them to play at the same level and commitment of two seasons ago, to be replaced again should we have a successful season. Parker is a totally unknown quantity over a season, trying to find his feet, the input of players to the squad appears as before. Cairney has got his feet under the table with what appears a great new contract. I do hope Parker is not thrown a new lot of new players and told to sort it. As I will look at the first game with unbiased eyes to see if we are able to mount a challenge. unbiased eyes
Agree with you Denny. I gave it six games and then knew it was going tits up. And at the moment its still not looking that good for this season. And if people think we will go right back up. they are living in a bubble it wont happen.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:16 AM
Nice post denny ..just hope the hierarchy at FFC learn from there mistakes with hindsight we should have given the team that got us promoted a chance they worked as good happy unit . Also still can't work out why we didn't buy Kalas he's a brilliant player oh well they know best Mawson for £20m looks better
posted by ffc supporter (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:06 AM
We can start learning by getting some transfers done early. We can’t blame the market all the time. Other clubs have the same issue but they, or at least some, already competed some transfers. The board have to make decision who they want, what price they want to pay, who they want to sell and what price. Then push through the business even if we have to pay a little more. It’s over a month since the window open and we haven’t completed any transfers!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:50 AM
Do you think that might be because most players are still on holiday John?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 11:56 AM
MST there’s always a valid reason and therefore a valid excuse! No one ever fail deliberately. There’s always a reason for failure. The ones who succeed are the ones find ways to overcome hurdles! Not all agents are on holidays and if I was a player, I am offered a great contract, I’d take time out of my leave to close the deal!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 1:23 PM
Not sure I follow your logic John - no player is going to sign for another club whilst on holiday - they wouldn't be able to take a medical or fitness test for one thing.

Just be patient, most players will be back in a week or two and then we will likely see some movement around the clubs.

I doubt very much you will see any kind of mass exodus or influx of players in any case. Most or our squad are on long contracts and they will have learned some lessons from the last time we were relegated. Even Seri and Anguisa will look good in the Chamionship ;0).

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Saturday 15th June 2019, 8:33 PM

she's only been away for a few hours, but i still would like her home so i can give her a hug
Think they call it Love
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 8:43 PM
It's a luurve thang. I miss Fulham, & it's only been a season since we played decent football, but I still would like Slavisa back so I can give him a hug.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:36 PM
I miss my wife too, but my aim is slowly improving ...
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 16th June 2019, 12:29 AM
I called my first wife 'Treasure' - she had a sunken chest
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:04 AM
Reported my wife missing a couple of days ago, the police said to prepare for the worst- so I had to go to the charity shop and buy her clothes back!
posted by teasie (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:18 AM
My wife left me for an Indian guy , I know he’s going to treat her well , I heard they worship cows !
posted by Geoff (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:52 AM
The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick but I accidentally passed her a glue stick. She still isn’t talking to me.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 11:51 AM
I married Mrs. Right. I just didn’t know her first name was “always”.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 11:58 AM
Two men were talking about their wives The first man says “My wife is an angel.” The second man says “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 12:05 PM
, To those who think we should only comment on FFC matters on this site. Hope you enjoyed the jokes - I sure did. Read that there was a competition among 10 year olds to write jokes. The winning gag was " A lady in our local bank asked me to check her balance" so I gave her a shove ! Could go far that lad
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 1:27 PM
If women are so good at multitasking how come they cannot have a headache and sex at the same time .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:20 PM
My wife asked me if she was the only one I’d been with , I said yes , all the others were nines or tens !!
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 5:41 PM
My wife should have been an archaeologist cos she is always digging up the past......
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 9:43 PM
Someone told me if you want to know something Google it, I said why, when I have a woman at home who knows everything...
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Saturday 15th June 2019, 2:52 PM

I agree with him on this one. Blair arsed licked the yanks over Sadam. Knob Hunt is doing the same. We dont need to get involved again with the gun hoe yanks . That want world dominance. The price of oil will rise again. That will affect YOU AND ME AND OUR INDUSTRIES. And in the death all the yanks want is the OIL. And we will. And Europe with people trying to get into Europe. And that dont happen to the yanks being thousands of miles away. And they always starts wars and fight in other peoples countries. Never there own. America has never been bombed. Money is needed for our police schools etc. Not guns and bombs.
Think you got the wrong board for this post. Corbyn is a Gonner for a start and so don’t refer to him on FFC and politics is rubbish - no league or cup to follow
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 3:59 PM
Gonner and Gonner - love spell check
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 3:59 PM
Whilst there is nothing at the moment worth discussing about our club, it's a good idea to let folk let off steam on other matters ( even politics) Cant abide Corbyn but he is correct in being wary of accusing Iran of an act which could well lead to military action. There are enough sinister groups out there to want to cause mayhem!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 4:09 PM
Would just like to point out that the Japs bombed Pearl Harbour which brought the yanks into WW2. If they didn’t we possibly would have lost the war. They also had the twin towers “bombed” which would have been instigated somewhere in the Middle East, possibly Iran.
posted by Midds - Saturday 15th June 2019, 4:47 PM
Geezer. The US is the world's biggest exporter of crude oil and petroleum products and there are over thirteen million illegal immigrants here (some research indicates 22 million) with 133,000 apprehended at the border in May alone this year. Read that number again, and these were only the ones taht were caught. As to Americans fighting on foreign soil I'm grateful for their appearance in both major conflicts of the last century else du würdest jetzt deutsch sprechen.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 15th June 2019, 5:20 PM
Ww2 started in 1939 , the yanks decided to take part 2 years later in 1941 , why ?
posted by Mark (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 5:20 PM
We were desperate by then and Churchill went cap in hand to a dinner invite and to finally persuade the yanks to help us...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 5:26 PM
Geezer, the yanks see themselves as the world policemen. I disagree that they have a sinister motive to take over the world. If there is a natural disaster, who has the heavy-weight equipment like the chinook helicopters to pull a rescue? Britain cannot possibly provide heavyweight and expensive stuff like this. Britain is good at providing food aid and hospital stuff in a crisis which makes for a joint operation between us and the yanks and countries like France, etc. The Iranians and others suspicious of the Americans intentions know the truth deep down, and that goes for North Korea now. Iranian young men are trying to get out of Iran and they are all heading West now, why is that? Not saying everything is perfect in America and England but it sure is a much better place to live than these places mentioned. China is maybe the next place where there will be a mass exodus and there is one reason only for that. People want freedom of expression etc. Blame the internet, Rock and Roll, Elvis, Rap Music, whatever. Young people look and see what else is happening in America and England and they want what we have, and that is a lot more freedom than they have. Our young people don't realise what those brave boys did for us in the war and i don't think Corbyn has a clue about stuff like this. Corbyn is a modern day fool who will sell us down the river and there will be minus forces because he thinks we don't need army etc. The whole country will be smoking pot before you know it and everyone will think they are in etupia under Corbyn and the real threats will be come to the fore. Corbyn is a dangerous fool and not leader material. I wouldn't trust him with an iron and his clothes needs straightening out. Bring out the flowers and wave the flags for Corbyn, are we for real???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 5:51 PM
Midds and where is Pearl harbour. No where near America it miles away in the pacific at Hawaii. An as far as the two towers. it was only two buildings. And Arizona most of your illegals are from Mexico and Latin America. And all i am saying is we dont need to be sticking our noses in to some body else country. We have enough of our own. And for what our boys that died in the second world war. FOR WHAT we have lost our culture our way of life. And other people from there countries telling us what to say and do. But when we speak up we are racist. What Corbyn is saying is keep out of Iran. Its nothing to do with us.
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 6:57 PM
sad how this forum is now infested by pric.ks. any wonder why people use the other one.
posted by jimjo (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:13 PM
Love your post Jimjo. Guess you don't do irony.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:50 PM
Geezer, Hawaii is one of the fifty states. It's American sovereign territory and a lot nearer to the US mainland than the Falklands are to Portsmouth. The two buildings you refer to, three if you include the Pentagon, saw 3,000 killed and over 6,000 injured and neither Pearl HArbor nor the twin towers are taken lightly here nor are they forgotten. Your point about sticking our nose in is well taken, but who said that's the UK's position? All yet to be decided so perhaps wait and see is better than jumping to conclusions.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 15th June 2019, 10:02 PM
Hawaii didn’t become an American state until 1959 !
posted by George (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:15 AM
The Yanks need to look at themselves re the twin towers , a 2016 study revealed 50% of Americans believed in a cover up .
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:31 AM
The Yanks need to look at themselves re the twin towers , a 2016 study revealed 50% of Americans believed in a cover up .
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:32 AM
USA biggest exporter of oil ? Russia and Saudi Arabia export more !
posted by Tim (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:52 AM
Lets not forget the 800 G-is who died at slapton sand devon before d day started ,miles away from home fighting in a place most had never heard of,then ploughing into france and rest of Europe,the thousands who died in bomber command,never understand why some brits take there partaking in the war like it was there duty and then think they never did much,i for thank Christ they were here late or otherwise,and just who determins what late is.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 2:01 PM
War = Refugees and Migrants. You only have to look at Harolds Wilsons refusal to enter the Vietnam 1966/68 and LBJ was rightly pissed at him for it.Still many years later the Boat People in the 70s and 80s managed to get to British shores due to distribution by the UN. The Vietnamese are good hard working people and abide our laws but they should never have left their home land over US,s ideology and thoroughly agree with Corbyn.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 2:21 PM
George, you're correct. Hawaii was a territory until 1959, which doesn't alter my point. Tim, also correct, should have said producer not exporter. The US is the number one producer but currently third in exports. Again, doesn't invalidate the point that the US doesn't need and is not dependent on gulf states production.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 16th June 2019, 7:54 PM
Ari, what about Iraq ?
posted by Tim (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:33 PM
Iraq was a military sucess for the coalition forces, and well done them, but a complete political failure in the aftermath. In recent decades America has lost it's sense of fair play, so magnaminous after WW2 but demonstrably in decline after Vietnam and Gulfs -1 and -2. To coin a term, there is no after-action plan once hostilities have been brought to a conclusion. Hollowing out the Iraqi armed forces and political structures by removing all Baath party members left a power vacuum in which all sorts of dross took residence and eventually coalesced into ISIS and their transnational caliphate. Leaving the Kurds unsupported, another recurring shortfall in US foreign policy, was left a major problem in waiting for Syria, Turkey and NATO to resolve, assuming they will somehow achieve that somehow despite Putins mischevious meddling. Your question goes, I believe, as to my feelings as to whether the UK should join a coalition aimed at curbing Iran's Revolutionary Guard or remain well clear. Not a simple question to answer. There's no doubt in my mind that the IRG were responsible for the attacks on six tankers over the last few weeks. These were warning shots, a demonstration if you will, to the US that the IRG could and would escalate these attacks into full-on sinkings unless sanctions were lifted. The US basically has had enough of Iranian interference in the middle east and wants to hand the Ayatollah and the IRG a demonstration that would hamper or destroy their local operations in and around Hormuz. It would be logical to assume that the naval facility at Banda Abbas would be the prime target, but the US knows it would not get a UN resolution for any offensive action and, therefore, if it is going to act it will have to act alone or, preferably, in a coalition of forces. The UK has already deployed Royal Marines to protect British flagged shipping but for now this is about as far as the MOD will go. A "dead duck" Prime Minister would be unable to commit the country to hostilities so given the unstable state of the UK parliament I can't see any decision in favour of joining a coalition being made prior to a new PM being appointed. I would expect the RAF to deploy surveillence assets and the RN to move up an LHA as precautionary moves. Will Trump ease the sanctions on Iran? Will he lift the sanctions imposed on other nations who either supply Ian or buy Iranian oil? I very much doubt it and logically, to avoid further escalation he has to act decisively in reducing the IRG naval threat with or without political or military support from the rest of the world or indeed from his own divided political establishment. Whether such a strike would solve the problem or merely shape-change it into another threat in another arena who knows? Topic for future debate maybe, at least until the season gets closer or people get fed up, possibly rightly so, with non-football posts. RGDS.
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So who would you fan,s like to see playing at the cottage next season. No ridiculus names please. Me Vorm GK, Targett purchase, another full back. Dunk ch, Rondon & gale fowards, Chambers back on loan and give some youngsters a chance.
Decent shouts - but one thing stands in the way of common sense - Tony Khan
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Didnt the play well. Good result last night.
Boring zzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by Roger (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 10:57 AM
Male chauvinist PIG. Your the boring one zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by JULIE (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 2:19 PM
What a bad time for sport on tv! Women’s football and cricket!,, Roll on Wimbledon tennis and Tour de France
posted by Mike (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 3:45 PM
are you on exhibition at the british museum? with remarks like your one, you would fit in nicely!
posted by mastos (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 4:00 PM
So same idiot posting he loves Corbyn but anti women football. Idiot. Women football is great - good skills and real team play.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 4:01 PM
Great skills ? Dont make me and any football lover laugh , it's pub football at best zzzzzzz
posted by Roger (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 5:03 PM
Mastos, dont talk about Julie like that ! By the way are you Male or female ?
posted by Tony (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 5:16 PM
Thought mastos was a breed of dog .
posted by Crufts (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 8:54 AM
roger and tony: with your stone age ideas, you belong at crufts. perhaps you should ask crufts to fix you up, you might even win a prize!. I wont mention the category, that would be too bitchy!
posted by mastos (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 12:33 PM
You don’t disagree with me then mastiff , women’s football is a snore fest , you obviously haven’t seen a game yet ! Are you male or female ? Lol
posted by Roger (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 10:20 PM
I will leave it for you to work out. im not into name games, despite you mis-spelling mine. for the record, I run a girls team, and I was hoping I wouldn't have to mention this, but your comment about have I ever watched the womens game should be clear, even to you. what I don't understand is if you hate the womens game so much, why do you bother even watching it?. there are plenty of other channels to watch while they are on the beeb, though you will probably moan at them too. remember in the last few decades when most women hated the game with a vengeance?. you cant complain now so many are occupied actually playing and getting involved.ive said all I need to,but a question to you rog, if you met a girl who told you she played football seriously, would you have the nerve to voice your opinion on the subject?. somehow I don't think you would
posted by mastosi (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:08 PM
Mastos or Mastosi or whatever you are called , I don’t hate women’s football , I just find boring with minimal skill or thought , why do they bother when it’s clear they haven’t got a clue what they should be doing , so to answer your question , I’ve never seen a woman who can play football zzzzzzzz
posted by Roger (Guest) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 2:42 PM
the fact is roggie, you haven't answered my question at all! im sorry you have had to revert to childish name calling ,its clear that you took the decision to adopt your silly little stance without any attention to the answer, as those who dislike it for a valid reason would admit, if pushed, that they can actually play. your comment that you have never seen a woman who can play football is too silly for words, and as for joking about my surname because by the way, I am greek, shows your capacity to debate is pretty limited. truth is, I dont really care about your opinion, everyone is entitled to one, but please don't criticise just for the sake of it, which is exactly what you are doing.
posted by mastos (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 11:03 AM
I’m not into childish name calling , but you have called yourself mastos and mastosi , you have your opinion , I have mine , leave it at that !
posted by Roger (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 2:35 PM
You done the dishes yet JULIE???
posted by Roger (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 2:48 PM
rog, I have only criticised you and I believe justified in doing so, because I disagree with your antiquated comments. i never used any other name other than my own. almost straight after attempting to answer my post, you have gone into another silly little sexist jibe. I wont bother answering any more, not to please you, but because after so long you can lose the will to live!
posted by mastos (Guest) - Wednesday 19th June 2019, 3:20 PM
Dont impersonate me dickhead , whoever you are, I'm outta here for good
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See we Have another Blair in Hunt.
One Blair was more than enough mate!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:21 AM
And me. !
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Do you know there’s yet a yellow card ever given for removing your shirt in women football. Apparently the governing body will Scrap the rule in women football!
Think about it John . You tit
posted by joe (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 7:20 AM
Joe is your name joe cu&t? Sorry I mean joe hunt! it’s a joke! Cos I know. Maybe you don’t have a brain to realise that or you are an extreme feminist with no sense of humour!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 16th June 2019, 11:04 AM
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Lampard to Chelsea. Jokanovic to Derby. Fulham vs Derby playoff final!
I am a touch sorry that Jokanovic could go to one of our main rivals Derby. Slavisa has had 2 bites at the cherry now, and i suppose it could be 3rd time again? If Lampard goes to Chelsea, i can't see Derby holding on to their loanees. Without the likes of Wilson and co, Derby are very ordinary and stuck with slow players like Huddlestone Keoge Davis and Nugent, i can't see them pulling any trees up with those. Leeds are surly favourites with their Paris St Ger Main backers? Derby could go into free-fall like reading did after their disappointing play-off final. Fulham, we hope can avoid free-fall and bounce straight back? 6-to 8 games is time enough to test Parkers resolve. We will see. Bring on the fixtures next week...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 7:59 PM
Both Derby and Leeds will finish above Fulham this coming season. The real question is who will come in in November/December to rescue us from relegation..
posted by Fred (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 12:58 AM
I don´t know who you support Fred. But it certainly isn´t Fulham. With posts like that, you are on the wrong forum.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 3:17 AM
Obviously more than one Fred on this site this Fred started supporting FFC in the 50 s and will do till the end!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:26 AM
While not fully endorsing all of Freds comments, there are to many fans who think we will get promoted at the end of the season. We will be losing at least 3 of our quality players with as yet no sign on who will arive. Lets wait and see.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 10:31 AM
the lead comment about mitro going to derby---aren't they in the same division as us? why would he want to go there? its like saying sess is wanted by the baggies. on the point of fred (whichever one) going on about relegation, there is no point in even starting the season supporting the whites if you are that downbeat about our chances. personally, I think we will finish above both the sides mentioned theres too many harbingers of doom on this site, theres a new ground near kew bridge open soon, go to it, you will be among many friends!
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 4:15 PM
Sess gone, Mitro gone, Parker in.... just saying..
posted by Fred (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:32 PM
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Looking at a Portugese winger on loan (yet again) with no prospect of the 10 million Euros transfer. I thought this lot had learned their lesson from the diabolical cockup last season!
Would rather see us loan players ith option to buy rather than the costly purchasses of last season
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 7:48 PM
If he plays on the right, is skillful and can get good crosses into Mitro, I don´t mind if he comes from the moon. Remember, Wolves built their squad on players brought in on loan from Portuguese clubs.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 3:23 AM
Why do you think clubs loan players out ? Because they think they are good enough to make their squads ? Think again, or you could end up being as sensible as Tony.
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...but when you look at it another way 199 MPs voted against him.

Can't believe we'll A) have another Prime Minister not voted in by the electorate and B) it might probably be the buffoon (Trump MKII).

Time for proportional representation at the next general election methinks!
posted by Supermac (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 11:43 AM
MST- You are ploughing a lonely furrow on here - however,I am more than happy to join you.
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 14th June 2019, 11:44 AM
Clearly! Even my wife likes the idiot because his father was endearing on I'm a Celebrity. Still, she supports Chelsea so not surprising I guess ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 2:41 PM
eton educated , former foreign secretary and mayor of london , reelcted , the next prime minister probably l should be such a buffoon , cum on boris bring on brexit
posted by england fan (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 3:04 PM
Is this site for football fans and those associated particularly with Fulham Football Club or NOT? Keep politics where they belong, in the gutter.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 4:10 PM
Twas my birthday today, even had a card from FFC, thought they might have bunged a fiver inside!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 5:36 PM
Micheal Gove= 2 in ratings. Not trustworthy after his confessions. Savid Javid= 4 in ratings. I like his tough stance on certain issues and he is no pushover. What lets him down is his inability to work with Trump the buffoon who puts America first and secures jobs. Jeremy Hunt= 6 in ratings. He didn't do a good job with the NHS and again he is tough enough but too stubborn to change. Health Secretary, he never listened to the people about that one, too stubborn... Theresa May for Prime minister??? Has more balls than the lot of em, and whoever wins will find out how tough it is to negotiate with the Brexit pirates of europe... = 7 ratings.... Boris Johnson= 8 ratings. Eton Educated and he does put his foot in it and he is a bit buffoonery in his ways, but he is tough and no fool under his comedy persona. We need to keep on the good side of America and Boris do a good job here, you guys know i am right about this. The only alternitive, is the chief mouser, Larry the cat. Age is against Larry who is now 12. I don't know how old that is in human age? Larry can be ruthless and he never negotiates when it comes to dinner. Dear Donald Trump would probabely understand Larry and cat language better than real worldly talk. Beieve it or not, i have always voted labour, but sadly this time around, i will abstain from a vote. Corbyn is a no no for me. Too far left and not for me in any way...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 5:58 PM
And I suppose MST you would like that Marxist loving, IRA supporting, lets copy Venezuela's economy idiot Corbyn. I agree there's something wrong when you can't vote for the next prime minister and it's forced on you. By the way I voted for first passed the post and on reflection yes PR is more representative of the way people vote and fairer. UKIP with 4m votes would have been in parliament.
posted by macedo - Friday 14th June 2019, 6:41 PM
I’ve NEVER voted Labour in my life and Corbyn certainly won’t change that. Clearly you have no idea of my political allegiance.!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 7:24 PM
MST, you can knock Boris as much as you like. Big question is who else is there? None of the 10 inspire me and the gall of people like McVey makes me shudder. None of them has the strength of character to stand up to Farage but people are too afraid to support the Brexit Party. A pity because I reckon if Brexit Party can win sets, we would get a hung parlia ment, as close to PR as were likely to get in UK. If PM, Corbyn with hands tied would be ineffective and people would probably not support him again. But the worst thing about all this is that most if not all MPs will be voting for their seats rather than for what this country needs. Anyway, my forecast is no general election before 2021 and we will still be in EU as Boris will turn tail at the last minute.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 7:49 PM
The tory w××kers have doubled the countrys debt by deliberatly underinvesting our belovered NHS, fireservice,police 21 thousand short, numerous proffiteers like carillion and others like them gone to wall and us taxpayers picking the tab due tory incompetance. And all you worry about is J Corbyns IRA past when he was trying to get them to negotiate peace. When maggie the lying toerag saying we don't deal with terrorists, when she did the oppo starting in 1983 well before JC.I am a Labour supporter tho not fond of Jeremy. But to me he comes a peaceful human being and would be more honest to us the electorate than the tories. Under Jeremy he will pour money into the Country in to Great Britain like Blair/Brown did til they got sloppy with BANKERS by giving them a free rein and they the tories give us austerity for 9 years which by the way it was an ideological and political choice when all long if they carried on with Alistair Darling Chancellor policy we would of got out of the mess. Then george arsebourne the towel folder choked off the economy and saying we will paid of the debt in 2015. Now its around 2030. All this about tories fiscal responsibilty is a myth and hopefully they will an extinc party whose voters av age is 70s and av age of mps is 57. I would rather have Labour in power than thr tories unnder the lying buffoon boris anyday. And all this about anti semitism is a false flag. The media right wing too busy crucifying Corbyn cos they are so scared. Bring on the GE2019.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 8:08 PM
....and someone called Boris a buffoon, maybe, but the Metchick’s Marvel is a flaming lunatic. Never read such a load of uninformed, ignorant tosh. Please stop with the politics you’re stirring up the asylum inmates.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 1:53 AM
Boris has given us a clue on what he will do. As the final decision is to be made by Conservative party members, who are made up mostly of the people with the most money, unsuprisingly he will give them all a tax cut, so that they can have even more money. He is also sure he can renegotiate a deal, which the EU have told us many times is impossible. He may be able to get his mates in Parliament to support him, but win an election, No chance. Unfortunately under the present system, he won´t need an election to become Prime Minister. I´m glad I live in Spain.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Saturday 15th June 2019, 3:42 AM
Your so right metchicks marvel, Corbyn and his mob would pour countless billions into the economy. Trouble is is they would " borrow " most of this.And when you borrow you have to pay it back. Printing extra money never has and never will work.
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Well played
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By the beginning of the season, the Riverside Stand will be completely gutted and partially demolished.
Wonder if the new stand will be as well soundproofed as the old one LOL ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 9:22 AM
Well, no, MST, this was on some of the documents for the planning application. That's what I mean by official. I don't know why you need to patronise me by saying it will be soundproofed. I simply researched the details and posted it here.
posted by Edward (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 9:51 AM
Edward it was a tongue in cheek remark regarding how quiet the Riverside stand is during games. No patronisation so don't read something into it that isn't there mate ;0).

posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 9:55 AM
So I can’t read in now - don’t patronise me
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 9:59 AM
Crikey are you Kevin Wendell Crumb in disguise (look it up)....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 10:17 AM
As chair of the Riverside Noise Abatement Society can you two please keep the noise down!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 14th June 2019, 10:31 AM
Hi MST, ok I have re-read your message and now I understand you were not trying to patronise me. I accept your apology.
posted by Edward (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 10:35 AM
Very funny Edward - I laughed 'til I cried - NOT!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 10:39 AM
MST...How the hell do you know about Kevin Wendell Crumb?
posted by AH (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 11:08 AM
Same as most people I watched Split and Glass ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 11:09 AM
PS I might be 60 in years but I'm still 17 in thoughts ;0)))
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posted by Supermac (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 11:45 AM
In which case you should migrate from a soap box to an xbox MST! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 14th June 2019, 11:57 AM
Ha ha CoJ. Tried it but no good at the games. For something to work for me, I have to be able to be proficient at it immediately. Don't know what happened with support in FFC though LOL.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 2:39 PM
Hello Jedward....
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Many/some people on this Board will know that I work as a sales director in the UK and Ireland for a high quality, Danish workwear manufacturer.

Just as a matter of interest to some perhaps, I thought I would mention that during a routine vistit to a good customer in Derby on Thursday I discovered that Robert Wilson was working as a sales rep/manager for another workwear brand based in Ireland with a branch in the north of England.

For those of you who aren't old enough, weren't there or simply don't remember, it was RW who was tackled by a Derby fan at the baseball ground which led to a pitch invasion and the game being abadoned early when we were 1-0 down and prevented Supermac's team being promoted to the first division (we needed a draw from memory and Derby needed a win to stay up). We wll know what happend after that!

I've tried to connect with him on Linked In (I don't do Face Tube or Twatter) and can't find him but I will try to make contact with him somehow over the coming weeks and report back for those who might be interested.

It made my day ;0).
Tackled ? More like assaulted , and yes I was there ! Abandoned with 78 seconds remaining. I also went to Lancaster Gate for the appeal , but couldn’t gain entry .
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 7:53 AM
Our former player Scott Malone joined Derby during the January transfer window, I'd like to wish him all the best, except he buggered off and left us to join Huddersfield Town to enjoy only a few more months in the Premiership than had he stayed loyal and played at the Cottage. Now he has not been promoted and it looks like Dreby may lose more than their on loan players - if Frankie boy come back to the Bridge as Manager!
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 4:14 PM
who can ever forget that day at the baseball ground? I remember the following season our last ,away game when we beat Charlton 4-3,and on the train journey back to charing cross, the results were announced on the radio. ours was met with a deafening roar, but when derbys was given to confirm they were relegated, the volume went up higher. justice, sweet justice!
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Monday 17th June 2019, 5:42 PM
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Not saying what Joe Brand said was right. But for the police to investigate it is wrong, when they have not got time to catch real criminals on the street .And thet is the governments fault for cutting the police force .only proves to me they don’t mind the normal man on the street getting hurt as long as it’s not MPS
Worlds gone mad. Thank god London Irish told Diageo to FO. Not guilty is not guilty. End of
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 11:01 PM
Couldn't the Police investigate Jo Brand for just not being funny??!! Even worse she's a Palarse fan!!
posted by Black Bob (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 5:26 AM
That’s a better reason black bob
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 8:47 AM
If you watch Ricky Gervais' "Humanity" stand up act on Netflix you'll hear far worse.

Some people just don't get irony and as my old dad used to say "if I told you to put your head in the oven, would you do it?"....

posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 9:58 AM
Think about it out side the box. There is no such thing as PC. It was thought up by some snowflake. . with in the powers that be. It proper name is FREE DOOM OF SPEECH OR THOUGHT.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 3:28 PM
By the way it's spelt JO Brand. She was one Sunday morning long ago in the reception of the Novotel in the centre of Ipswich. Don't ask, I cannot remember her name. Jo Brand was seated comfortably in the lobby there and I asked "Are you Jo Brand ?" to which she replied "Go away", although not using those words. I've always liked her, but know a few people who are now carrying a litre bottle of water and kit to deal with random acid attacks which maim and scar for life. So Jo, not so funny this time whatever you try to say...............
posted by Rick of Cambridge (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 4:18 PM
Her remark wasn't the slightest bit funny even by her standards.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 14th June 2019, 5:44 PM
I suggest Jo Brand should be locked up for calling herself a comedienne. And I think the police should charge her for her remarks. The BBC should have pulled the plug on her and their claim for free speech is hollow - they refused to broadcast Farage for years, still aren't keen.
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Just read a story on the BBC news. On the WWW. About black people in America. Its title is View point . What series on central park five teaches us today. And DONALD TRUMP. He aint changed.
posted by Macedo (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 7:02 PM
Wasn't that Jo Brand on the BBC?
posted by Lord Reith (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 7:39 PM
What are you talking about?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 9:37 PM
Geezer; you been on the sauce again ;0)?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 14th June 2019, 9:56 AM
Please read what i wrote [simples]. Its not hard.
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Usual. Gibberish , lol .
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Looking at the chelscum fixtures , we will more than likely be playing away on first game of season and Boxing Day again :-0
Why on the opening day? They are away to Man U.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 13th June 2019, 11:44 AM
And our opening day is on 3rd Aug, a week before the prem.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 13th June 2019, 11:47 AM
When do the Championship fixtures come out ?
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 1:13 PM
Thursday 20th June
posted by Reggi (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 1:25 PM
Staines not so bright
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 2:57 PM
Harsh MW as I may have jumped the gun. If Chels are away for their first game, then I guess we would be at home for our second game, which I assume would mean we are away for our first game. CoJ not so bright me thinks!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 13th June 2019, 3:08 PM
Marbella white but not so bright. Chris of jokes has no brain, folks!
posted by Join (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 3:34 PM
Comment withdrawn lol
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 3:40 PM
Agreed John :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 13th June 2019, 3:48 PM
The fixture list says that no club will play more than two consecutive home or away matches. So none of you wii know know whether we will be home or away for our first game until it is published.
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Good old JR to replace Gentleman Jim down at the cottage
Is that JR Hartley
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 9:08 AM
It’s me. Yeeehaaa !
posted by J R Ewing (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 10:04 AM
Yep, it could well be you!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 12:18 PM
joey styles would be a better fit,,, lets hope they do some events at the cottage that would be great,, AEW AEW
posted by jon mox (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 2:22 PM
What about J. Arthur Rank taking over?
posted by Old Cottager (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 3:49 PM
It´s a shame. Now those listening to commentaries, will probably not be told what colour the goalkeepers are wearing.
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I really hope he stays! If we lose him, we take a massive risk a new striker will not fit in. And worse if we don’t invest in a quality striker - our current strikers are so far away on quality to get us promoted (remember the team before mitro joined us18months who)! Am concerned!
Not to worried about this one, if Mitro goes i would like to see Gayle & Rondon i feel these 2 could feed off each other.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11:13 PM
Benrahma from Brentford,they have a great record of players who have moved on upwards. Could be good.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 1:12 PM
you are not getting our benny! we need him desperately to establish ourselves as a mid-table club with no ambition and with fans who are all bitter, jealous and resent everything about you!
posted by beesy mcbeeface (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 4:58 PM
KUNYE tell that to Birmingham City, They bought everyone who was said to be good from Brentford. But it didn´t do them much good.
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MEETING WITH FULHAM FC - JUNE 2019 On Monday 10th June, the Fulham Supporters’ Trust met with Fulham FC at Motspur Park. The club were represented by: Alistair Mackintosh (CEO), David Daly (Non-Executive Director), Peter Spartin (Senior Head of Commercial Development), Katy Brecht (Head of Ticketing), Nicola Walworth (Supporter Relations Manager), Carmelo Mifsud (Media Relations Manager) and Charlie Harris (Communications Assistant). FST board members Jerry Cope, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Les O’Gorman were present. How it works: each topic below is raised by the FST, in an attempt to answer queries raised primarily by our members. Bearing in mind the mood of the wider fanbase is prioritised too. The club then tries to answer those issues. The following topics were raised: - Season Tickets, Lower Riverside Blocks, Purchase History, Home Cup Tie Scheme - Riverside Stand - Putney End - Upgrade Scheme / Ticket Exchange / Matchday Ticket Prices / Membership Scheme - Club TV - Friendlies - Transfers / Recruitment - New Kit - Motspur Park Redevelopment Season Tickets (STs) The FST began by acknowledging that many fans were understanding of the task facing the club this summer. That said, it was important to address the concerns of some Season Ticket Holders (STHs) whose seat had to move due to work on the Riverside or, in a few cases, who are unhappy with their current seat but wish to move. The club’s message was, if you’re unhappy with what you have been allocated, renew now and log your case with the ticket office over the phone or in person. They will then prioritise requests and try and offer whatever alternatives they can, when they see the overall renewal pattern. Almost every non-restricted view seat was used for seat assignments so options will be extremely limited. KB pointed out that there are still 180 displaced season ticket holders from the Hammersmith End, due to accessibility works, who are yet to be offered a seat. They will be contacted after the 21st June and invited to renew their assigned seat. Those with accessibility issues will then have priority. As the third priority following the 21st June deadline, the ticket office will try and accommodate fans who have renewed their STs and logged an issue with the ticket office. Then the Club will handle those who are not existing STHs who have put themselves on the waiting list. Such is the limited space (6,000 less seats in the ground), this is easier for the club to accommodate when fans are in ones or twos. Above all, the club made clear that those who miss the 21st June deadline will no longer have the same priority as Season Ticket Holders who do renew before the deadline or those currently without season tickets who have put themselves on the waiting list. Therefore, they encourage fans to renew and log their request as soon as possible. AM said they are happy with the current rate of renewal, around 50%. This is ‘above their expected run rate’ with most tending to renew just before the deadline. There is also less pressure on renewals due to the significantly more limited capacity next season and the need to have tickets available for non-STHs. Season ticket holders in lower Riverside blocks have faced significant price increases. After stressing the size of these rises which fans were facing, we asked what the message was to them. The FST were told that there is a lack of similarly priced tickets in both the Putney End and the Hammersmith End. KB said however they will be one of the groups being prioritised should they renew now, E.g. to find cheaper seats within the ground. Despite the FST pressing on this, AM said this could not be guaranteed due to the likely limited availability. The FST raised the point that some of these STHs may not be able to afford the new STs offered to them and asked for assurances that they could be accommodated in the future. The club sympathised with this position and suggested considering the financing option, but could not currently give any assurances. They repeated that if a case is logged, the Club will do they can to find an alternative option. With the FST having then enquired about why some fans ST Purchase History appears to have been deleted, the club said this happened every year, and was normal practice with the software. Other fans have experienced difficulties with renewing on the Home Cup Tie Scheme. The club said they hadn’t heard this directly from fans but, after this meeting with the FST, they had discovered some inconsistencies with the system. The club are now working with Ticketmaster to fix the problem. Fans experiencing issues are encouraged to contact the Ticket Office direct so they can assist / investigate. Back Riverside PS reiterated that it is difficult to give previous Riverside Stand STHs precise assurances that they will regain a similar seat with no new layout to work off yet, but they will be prioritised and contacted for new seating options as they become available. KB added that there would also be more seats available in the newly built stand so they were hopeful of accommodating preferences. Subject to agreement with the construction company, AM confirmed that they are trying to get a webcam on the Riverside Stand site to showcase progress. No decision has been taken yet on what exactly there will be for a hoarding in front of the construction work. AM said this decision would be taken in conjunction with Scott Parker. He added the TV commentary gantry and floodlights would remain on that side of the ground, albeit accessibility and the view to the stand will change during the construction phase. Back Putney End With a much greater number of STHs now being in the Putney End, it will no longer be a neutral end in the coming season. The way that segregation from the away fans will be conducted is in turn dependent on the renewal rate of supporters offered STs in block P4, and accessibility decks being added to the away blocks in P5 and P6 (as P7 will not be available due to construction). The concourse below the Putney End will still be mixed however and the plan for the coming season is being reviewed, but safety would be the number one criterion. Back Upgrade Scheme / Ticket Exchange / Matchday Ticket Prices / Membership Scheme When asking about the four topics above, the FST were told that they were all dependent on the completion of the season ticket renewal / purchase. As a result, AM, PS + KB weren’t in a position to confirm exact details on each point. As listed on the club’s website, for the coming season’s Upgrade Scheme, there would be a flat fee per game per stand to be paid for an upgrade. The price of that ticket subsequently would be related to what the matchday ticket price was for that game, not the corresponding season ticket price of a fixture i.e. how much a season ticket costs per game for that area. KB added that fans will pay more to upgrade on a matchday than they will if they do it in advance. With the new Ticket Exchange, KB confirmed to the FST that there will be a threshold set on a match-by-match basis. This could mean that, for example, when a certain stand sells out, or when a percentage of tickets are sold for the game overall, that the exchange would kick in. The FST thanked KB for a previous clarification that this scheme wouldn’t be dependent on whether a game was midweek or on the weekend. Matchday ticket prices are yet to be set and won’t be released until the first home game of the season goes on sale. This is likely to be in mid-July at the earliest. KB reiterated that season tickets need to be sorted out first. That is why they there has been no announcement yet on how the Membership Scheme will work for the coming season, though AM said that it will be similar to this year. Back Club TV / iFollow The club plans to revert to the same club TV system used in the most recent Championship season, of which Fulham had around 5,000 subscribers domestically and internationally. International supporters will be able to live stream fixtures of Fulham home and away games, that haven’t been selected as a live match pick by domestic or international broadcast rights holders, with commentary provided by Gentleman Jim and Jamie Reid. In addition, the club may be also be able to make available midweek league matches via a pay-per-view service domestically. Domestic midweek games will be an added service to a regular FFCTV subscription. Back Friendlies When asking how opponents are chosen for friendlies, AM said that Scott Parker was consulted and opponents were chosen based on the playing style and what type / level of opposition was wanted at that particular stage of pre-season. This played a role in the friendly organised against West Ham for example. Contacts also played a role with it noted that a Fulham XI will play Bromley in July thanks to links with ex-players Jim Stannard and Neil Smith. Back Transfers / Recruitment The FST asked the club what lessons were to be taken away from last season’s disappointing campaign, particularly after what was spent in the summer transfer window. AM said that the relegation suffered didn’t necessarily mean that there were lessons to be learned from the overall approach or that changes were now needed, albeit the season obviously did not go as they would have liked it to. He added the aim for the coming season is promotion and nothing will change when it comes to the recruitment process. Transfer decisions will chiefly be in the hands of Tony Khan and Scott Parker. The system works as it has done previously: players will be signed on the basis that they fit the necessary data and scouting requirements. It is then up to the manager if he wants the player and finally, it is about if that deal can be negotiated and financed. The FST then expressed supporter concerns at how late business was done by the club in the recent past. AM responded that this was to do with the way the rest of the market works, when players are available (for example, many players are on holiday right now). Loaning players in the same manner as they had done in the most recent promotion winning season was an option but it was reiterated to the FST that there was no strict strategy in place. The priority was getting the players in that Scott Parker and Tony Khan felt were needed. Back New Kit AM confirmed the new home kit for the 2019/2020 season will be available to pre-order soon. It will then be available to buy in store. After West Ham’s decision to sell their home shirt without the main team sponsor next season, the FST were told by AM this would not be possible themselves due to the current kit sponsorship contract, which has one more year to run. The FST concluded the meeting by asking about any updates on the future redevelopment of the Motspur Park site. “No news,” said AM with priorities and resources focused elsewhere at present.
Seriously good post and thanks to all at FST. I see money ball is still being applied despite last years buys. Shame TK didnt attend to explain the criteria as all agents and clubs must know this just us in the dark.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 4:59 PM
No lessons to be learnt about transfer strategy then :-0((
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 5:23 PM
No lessons to be learnt on transfer strategy then :-0((
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 5:25 PM
Great post...just wondering if "same old same old" applies? Nothing new, nothing groundbreaking. As long as TK sits on the throne there's crap that can't be flushed away.
posted by Armitage Shanks (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 6:22 PM
Tony Khan sits on the throne. I think that makes him toilet.
posted by Armitage Shanks (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 6:24 PM
"...transfer decisions will be chiefly in the hands of TK...." Praise The Lord.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 6:30 PM
Why didn't anyone follow up on the "data" part of the recruitment process? Is the "data" weighted to allow for the lower standards in some other leagues? It's easy to get good stats when you are playing against poor opponents. It seems to me they have got (or should I say gotten?) things in the wrong order. Data should only be a means of confirming the information produced by scouts watching a prospective recruit actually playing. the process should also START with the manager identifying a requirement. Call me cynical but is there any connection between this emphasis on stats and Tony Khan allegedly having a stats based company?
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 6:36 PM
Nice job Ari, is the rhind tutt you refer to any relation to the actor julian rhind tutt? very unusual name , .So buys will be decided by khan jnr and parker! 99% khan the rest parker input.Thats after they have scanned the infamous stats board for inspiration.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 2:04 PM
Nice post Ari, is the rhind tutt you refer to any relation to the actor julian rhind tutt? unusual name. So the buys will still be decided by khan jnr and parker,99% khan, and parker the rest after they have consulted the stats board, I wait in intrepidation for the first geezer through the doors of FFC coyw.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 2:09 PM
WHY is this web site only taking some messages ?????.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 2:11 PM
Thats me through the door then. Must get the daises out and get the dubbin on them. May be some new laces.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 5:33 PM
Don't forget the bells Geezer. Got any competitions coming up?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 14th June 2019, 7:14 AM
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I keep hearing various players that we are looking at all across Europe. I do hope all the lessons have been learned and we sign experienced Championship players who know the war that this league is. I must admit I dont want to hear again that so and so from Marseille could not settle in the Championship!
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See they just whacked Thailand 13:0. My mate said half of them are Lebanese, so how come they play for the States?
Are you sure he didn't say Lesbians Ari ? Or are they Lebanese Lesbians ? #Lesbaneseian lives matter. 13:0, the Thai's were well licked then.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12:20 AM
You are a cunning linguist Ollie.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12:23 AM
Didn't Benny Hill call them Lebanese?
posted by Old Cottager (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 7:41 AM
Not on my watch .
posted by Donny T (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 9:31 AM
Disgraceful they don't swap shirts at the end -another wonderful tradition down the pan I guess coz of the pc brigade.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11:52 AM
Can anyone out there explain to me that apart from making themselves look a complete Prat why footballers stick their thumb it their mouth after scoring a goal?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 1:07 PM
Fred it's either because they have just had a baby, or they're adult babies and wear a nappy on the pitch.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 1:30 PM
Maybe to push their mouthguards back into place if they wear them.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 3:13 PM
Thanks for enlightening me John, think " the adult babies" seems the more likely
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 8:29 PM
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I didn't watch the Scotland match tonight, so I wondered if TC played, and if so how well, as I see that they lost as usual.
Just looked up line ups Cairney not even on bench
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:50 PM
Other websites asking why Cairney was not even on bench as he was named in squad and was on bench last game
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 8:35 AM
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Says he wants to leave the Club ..that's rich considering he must rank as one of the worst buys in the history of the Premiership . He should be apologising for letting FFC and the supporters down and implore them to give him another chance albeit in the Championship
Bit strong the worst didn’t have a good season lots of players have fond it hard coming from overseas to Premiership even Man U and Chelsea have paid lots of money and seen players flop
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 8:27 PM
Agree with 1st posting after watching FFC for over half a century he is the worst
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 10:15 PM
Such a baffling player our Seri. His best game was up against Burnley and our 4-2 win. How did we pull that one off? Palace are supposedly interested in his services, they must see something extra that we don't see. Seri could work better with the likes of Zaha who has a little extra about him. Saying that, Palace might lose Zaha who is ambitious and he would most likely shine in a bigger club than Palace.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 10:24 PM
Roy Hodgson wants him on loan so can’t be that bad . If anyone can getting playing he can. Would be a good deal for us get his reputation back up so we can get some of our money back. Lots of players have come good in Premiership after struggling first season
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 8:43 AM
palace can have him , gift wrapped with a fluffy pink bow. wernt they rumoured to be interested in mitro, who they cant afford anyway?

posted by long john longa (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 1:37 PM
I don't see how seri can be the worst buy, when you also had marlet and mitroglu, equally as bad!
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 1:41 PM
Again, can't see this being a bad deal for anyone. If he moves to Palace on loan, he will get first team football. He is clearly a good player, but was played absolute hospital passes regularly during last season, which made it look like it was his mistake. I think he will excel at Palace. If we end up getting back up to the Premier League, he will still be another Fulham player, entering his third season in the English leagues. I think this works for all parties.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 4:59 PM
"He is clearly a good player, but was played absolute hospital passes regularly during last season"... I think you are getting a bit desperate Dan
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 13th June 2019, 8:47 AM
Good one...Mr Flinstone...banter...watch some of those passes from Odoi, Ream, Christie played in to him at knee-height in our own half. Almost impossible to deal with.
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Was a good game. Even Martens turn. Just like Cruyffs. A lot of good touches. Give it a chance.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 6:34 PM
You dont need to shout mst
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 7:53 PM
MST why are you so down on the Girls had a bad exprence
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 9:00 AM
What are they doing out of the kitchen ?
posted by Donny T (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 9:32 AM
Upsetting MST but that don’t take much these days Donny T thing he’s going throu the change
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posted by Supermac (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 3:28 PM
Correct; I do like to go down on the girls ;0)

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Hi all-lifelong Shaker (55) here. Pretty desperate times at Gigg Lane with our previous owner vastly over-spending and our new one proving difficult to say the least. Suffice to say we have a winding up order deferred to the 19th June. I have been watching Bury all my days and think I've seen us play every league club minus Villa, Spurs, West Ham and Arsenal. Recall a freezing night in 1981, freezing my nuuts off at The Hawthorns for a 3rd round replay and your guys won 1-0 in extra time. I have been to CC once, again you won and seen a few games at Bury v yourselves. Clearly we won't play each other for some time to come, assuming we stay in business. If you can help fivers tenners, maybe more it would be really appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/save-bury-football-club?teamInvite=NqSw3BDiheErDkd97ioJbpFuDVxXkXak6HjWk32P5pPuM2TzAjrzfTF4bLCUjMK0. Thanks in advance for any assistnace.
Remember being in the same position 40 odd years ago shaker so you have my tenner. Did the same back in the day when York City we’re collecting. But for the grace of Jimmy Hill.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 6:37 PM
Link doesn’t work. Do you want to post it again?
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Try..... https://www.gofundme.com/save-bury-football-club .... All this while the premier league is drowning in cash.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 7:39 PM
Thanks for replies and donation.
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Source: https://www.spurs-web.com/spurs-news/report-problem-arises-in-spurs-quest-to-sign-ryan-sessegnon/

Despite his impressive 2017/18 campaign with Fulham, Ryan Sessegnon remained at Craven Cottage for Fulham’s first season in the Premier League since 2013/14.

Sessegnon caught the eye of many in the Championship and Spurs were amongst the earliest pursuers. Last February it was reported that Spurs were ready to table a £35 million offer for the English youngster (The Telegraph).

Now, over a year later, Tottenham have reportedly reignited their interest in Fulham’s Sessegnon following their relegation from the top-flight.

Earlier on Sessegnon had remained coy on his future stating that: “I’m still a Fulham player, contracted until 2020.”

“So I’m still a Fulham player and in terms of that, that’s all I can say at the moment.” (Daily Star).

However, the renewed interest in Sessegnon comes after it was reported that he would not renew his contract with Fulham when it runs out next year (Guardian).

Promising news for Spurs fans now suggests that Sessegnon is likely to remain in London even after he leaves Fulham. According to the Daily Star, Sessegnon has snubbed the chance to move to Manchester United, with Tottenham his preferred destination.

However, the stumbling block now seems to be the price tag. With Fulham wanting up to £45 million for the player, Tottenham are reportedly only willing to pay £22 million for the 19-year-old.

Although it seemed Spurs were willing to pay more for the youngster last year, now, with only a year left on Sessegnon’s contract, Spurs seem to be haggling over the price.
Can't beat a bit of haggling Bruv !
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 4:25 PM
Squeeze them as hard as possible. I am pretty sure they got both Dembele and Dempsey on the cheap. Never thought I would dislike a club more than Chelsea or QPR, but they are very close!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 4:51 PM
the fact is, sean davis, greed malbranque, clint Dempsey and, moussa dembele all went to spurs, and were never as good as they had been at the cottage, probably because they never got the same attention as a player. of course spurs are going to try to obtain sess as cheaply as they can. its all up to him at the end, but to me, I can t see this working in his favour.at the back of it, i realise the position with his contract, and that will be the deciding factor. a pity.
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 5:30 PM
All this flaffing about what fee we should get for Sess.If we drag our feet in getting him shifted, we will next year at his contracts end be luckey to get a max of 1m. My solution 22/25mil with a years loan back or add on clauses.(I personally think he has peaked)
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 6:11 PM
peaked?-hes only 19!.the fact is he suffered in a totally pony side, and naturally needs to sort himself out. his very best years are still way off, the assumption he wont play any better is also way off!
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 1:28 PM
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If i was looking at recruitment I would keep tabs on Max Aarons over the next few seasons, Hammersmith born lad playing right back (can play left back) for Norwich. If we swap places with them next season would be ideal time. With Alfie mawson Hillingdon born would be good to have some local lads sorting everyone else out around them not allowing lack of effort all over the pitch
great player Aarons..but probably destined for a top 6 club
posted by rich (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 8:41 PM
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Just walked past the Cottage. It seems the demolition and tear down of the Riverside has started. I saw some of these little dudes in bright green jackets removing some of the rubbish left over from the last game of the season. Looks like it's happening. One of them even shouted, "Oh Lord, the Riverside Stand is coming down!"
When you write removing rubbish from last day of the season, I assume that you mean Seri, Anguisa, Christie, etc.?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 9:13 AM
Great reply to this post, very funny and very relevant at the same time!!
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Two goals already. We must keep him
Seems he can's stop handling the ball in the penalty area though....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 12:44 PM
Keep him out of the penalty ares then.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 2:05 PM
Ares. The penalty ares.
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Just think MST if the cricket World Cup wasn't on ( know how much you enjoy cricket) the main sports headlines would be dominated by Women's football !
FRED and they play a lot better than some of the overrated over paid knobs. especially the one hundred million pound knobs we bought last season.
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 8:39 PM
Not sure they play better, but certainly try harder!
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 9:32 AM
There's always the Euro qualifiers ;0) NI, Wales and Scotland play tonight ;0)
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Anybody got eyes on the tear down?
Was shuffling past the Cottage today... They have just started to demolish the Johnny Haynes stand.
posted by HBD (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 7:30 PM
Must have the plans upside down.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th June 2019, 8:47 PM
Isn't Tony Khan in charge of the redevelopment?
posted by HBD (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 9:29 PM
That would explain it.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th June 2019, 11:44 PM
On a serious note Arizonan... Was down at the Cottage to renew my season ticket and they are just starting to rip out the inside of the Riverside stand. Was told the roof will still be on into next season.
posted by HBD (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 6:41 AM
Hopefully the Gantry will stay for next season If Jim and Jamie are given seats in the Johnny Haynes Stand and Live FFC TV recordings are made from low level it won´t be the same.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 1:17 PM
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The BBC is to means-test free television licences for the over-75s, restricting them to those who receive pension credit.

An estimated three million households will now lose their free licences.

The new scheme will cost the corporation an estimated £250 million a year, while maintaining universal free licences would have cost £745 million.

It will come into force in June 2020 and around 1.5 million households will be eligible.

The BBC Board said it is "the fairest option to help the poorest pensioners" and "the fairest option for all licence fee payers, as this means everyone will continue to receive the best programmes and services that the BBC can provide."

Responsibility for the concession passes from the government to the BBC next year. The corporation said that maintaining the old scheme of giving free licences to everyone over 75 would have forced the closure of BBC Two, BBC Four, Radio 5 Live, the BBC News channel and BBC Scotland.

The BBC said the new system will be "simple and straightforward" self-verification, with individuals asked to provide proof of pension credit.

Other options on the table included scrapping the concessions altogether, maintaining it but cutting services, giving all over-75s a 50 per cent discount, or raising eligibility from 75 to 80.

Lord Hall, the BBC director-general, said: "This has not been an easy decision. Whilst we know that pensioner incomes have improved since 2000, we also know that for some the TV Licence is a lot of money. I believe we have reached the fairest judgement after weighing up all the different arguments.

"It would not be right simply to abolish all free licences. Equally it would not be right to maintain it in perpetuity given the very profound impact that would have on many BBC services.

“This decision is fairest for the poorest pensioners. Around 1.5 million households could get free TV licences if someone is over 75 and receives Pension Credit. It protects those most in need. And importantly, it is not the BBC making that judgement about poverty. It is the Government who sets and controls that measure.

“It is fairest for all audiences – of all generations, old and young - who we know value the BBC and the programmes and services we provide. It means these services can continue.

“We also need to look at how the level of the licence fee is set in the future. The last two settlements have been made in the dark and without proper consultation. It is vital that future decisions are evidence-based and made after proper consultation and scrutiny. We need to find a better way.”

The decision followed a three-month public consultation.

Caroline Abrahams, charity director of Age UK, said means-testing would leave vulnerable elderly people cut off from the world.

"Make no mistake, if this scheme goes ahead we are going to see sick and disabled people in their eighties and nineties who are completely dependent on their cherished TV for companionship and news, forced to give it up.

"Means-testing may sound fair but in reality it means at least 650,000 of our poorest pensioners facing a big new annual bill they simply can't afford, because though eligible for Pension Credit they don't actually get it," she said.

"The BBC's decision will cause those affected enormous anxiety and distress, and some anger too, but in the end this is the Government's fault, not the BBC's, and it is open to a new prime minister to intervene and save the day for some of the most vulnerable older people in our society who will otherwise suffer a big blow to their pockets and to their quality of life.

"The decent thing for the Government to do is to continue to fund the entitlement until the BBC's overall funding deal comes up for negotiation in 2022.

"This would be warmly welcomed by our older population as a much fairer way to proceed."

Sir David Clementi, the BBC chairman, said the consultation responses showed "strong support for reform".

He said: "Ultimately, the Board did not think it right to abolish all free TV licences. While research suggests pensioners are now better off than they were when the concession was first introduced nearly twenty years ago, the simple fact is that many are still in poverty - and many want the companionship the BBC can provide. This was a point made by many and we listened and ruled abolition out.

“Copying the current scheme was ultimately untenable. It would have cost £745 million a year by 2021/22 – and risen to over one billion by the end of the next decade. £745 million a year is equivalent to around a fifth of the BBC’s spending on services. The scale of the current concession and its quickly rising cost would have meant profoundly damaging closures of major services that we know audiences – and older audiences in particular – love, use, and value every day.

"Many stakeholder responses to our consultation questioned the BBC’s ability to fund such a concession and continue to offer high quality services. Indeed, a significant number thought the Government should continue to fund it – an option not open to the BBC. The Government could of course choose to step in and close the gap from their own resources.

“Linking a free licence for over 75s to Pension Credit was the leading reform option. It protects the poorest over 75s, while protecting the services that they, and all audiences, love. It is the fairest and best outcome. It is one we can implement and endorse. This is an outcome that is the fairest possible in difficult circumstances.”
So the people that have been on benefits all their lives still get a free licence and those who have paid into everything don’t , seems fair :-((((
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 4:46 PM
A disgrace. I do not watch BBC and yet have to pay for it. BBC should be on a level playing field with ITV and Sky. To be fair we all now know it to be a fake propaganda machine and mugs all of us are paying for it.
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 4:48 PM
There is a solution. Get an Amazon Firestick or FireCube, both inexpensive, and modify the Android OS. This is extremely simple to do. Then sideload any of the internet apps and watch whatever you want whenever you want it. Instructions are here ......... https://troypoint.com/how-to-jailbreak-a-firestick/ All perfectly legal.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th June 2019, 5:14 PM
50-60 years ago 90% of the pensioners/over 75 were relatively poor so should get all the benefits they deserve. But today they are the golden generation for pensions. Many of them have gold plated final salary pension, if not they managed to buy their annualities 15-20 years ago with 10-15% return, they were able to put as much into their pension as they wanted tax free, and many of them are asset rich having lived through 3000% property inflation! Why do you think cruises are doing so well. We have a generation of relatively wealthy pensions - so for them to pay £150 it isn’t so bad. Any pensioners on state pension only should get bbc free.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 6:18 PM
This is the first step to give twenty four year olds ten thousands pounds each to help them. The next thing is to make oaps pay national insurance . That is for those that are still working after sixty five. Just like i do at seventy one. As with some that have finished there working life. And can not live on a grand a month so have to keep working. THIS WAS ALL STARTED BY THE F;;;KING TORIES
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 7:33 PM
I think you will find its corbyn who wants to give the students free education and write off their 1 trillion pound debt! Where will the money come from - pensioners' winter allowance! he's known for his maths and sums!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 7:41 PM
Also they are looking to stop oaps bus passes.
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 7:50 PM
Correction John its Diana Abbot who is their " expert " on finance. I mean who else could put an extra 10 thousand police on our streets by offering them £ 30 a week .
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 8:07 PM
Good to know that some of the money I will have to cough up will go towards Gary Linekers wages !!!
posted by Old git (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 8:15 PM
The bottom line is. There are to many people in the country on the ponce. But none of the politicians have got the bollocks to admit to it. And was my main reason for voting OUT.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 8:16 PM
I am one of the over 75s who will lose by this decision, but I can afford it. I feel for those who can't but who also don't get Pension Credit. What really shocked me was to find that the BBC spends around 4 BILLION pounds a year! Do we really "value" all the programmes and services this pays for? How many people, on average, watch BBC3 ? Is BBC4 any more popular? What about all the radio stations that are designed for niche markets? How much does that lot cost? Why are the fees paid to performers and management so high? If the BBC didn't offer such high salaries and fees would ITV, Sky etc continue to pay them? If not then there would be no incentive for BBC "stars" to move anyway. No-one is indispensible - if some of the higher paid people were lost to the BBC, I bet that those who step in would be just as good. Although there is along list of suggestions for cost reduction in the consultation, the BBC has merely dismissed them without giving any idea of the possible savings to be made. Of course, they would wouldn't they? Lets get back to the BBC being a public service provider. They should not be competing with Netflix, Sky, Amazon etc., but should go back to offering a basic service of news and less ambitious drama and entertainment. Most of all the decision should not be in the hands of the BBC to make - they're about as likely to vote for a reduction in their spending as OAPs will be to vote Tory in the next election! Rant over - back to FFC? (Some transfer activity would be nice.)
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 3:44 PM
Simple solution show adverts not ideal but they would have to curtail there spending !!!! But no licence fee
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12:53 PM
Must tell my mum about that !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12:55 PM
How does it take so many people to make a programme? the credits never stop rolling ,all payed very good money !our money!you cant need four people to edit a quiz programme, its not harry potter.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 12th June 2019, 2:42 PM
posted by
John (Guest)

previous posts

posted on
Monday 10th June 2019, 3:03 PM

They might as well make the window 3 day long! Why have 3 months when all businesses are done in the last 3 days. It’s getting a bit boring hoping we sold our rejects for good money or we went and bought something special each day!
Well not really John because most of the deals are done earlier in the window just not completed or publicised because SKY SPORTS have influence over clubs in order that they can have their usual teaser campaign that boosts ratings and therefore revenue from advertisers.

Simples ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 10th June 2019, 3:33 PM
That’s a new idear to Transfer window MST like it
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 4:08 PM
Just under eight weeks to go until the new season kicks off. I'm sure we'll get a few last minute transfers tied up on 7th August so they can spend the first month getting to know each other.
posted by 5crawny - Monday 10th June 2019, 6:12 PM
posted by
GEEZER (Guest)

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posted on
Monday 10th June 2019, 1:30 PM

They got over six million viewers . Sorry MST.
No need to be sorry Geezer - I don't believe that propaganda. There is no way of knowing exactly how many viewers any programme actually gets - they just do a straw over a couple of hundred people.

Also it was up against, erm, let me think, what was it now? Oh that's right SWEET FA at 5pm on a Sunday afternoon ;0).

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 10th June 2019, 1:42 PM
Sweet fa ? Over on itv at 5pm I was watching Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban !
posted by Ray (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 1:56 PM
ok so it was up against a kid's film. As I wrote sweet FA ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 10th June 2019, 2:18 PM
Exactly , what I was saying was I would rather watch a kiddies film than women’s football , lol
posted by Ray (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 3:06 PM
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 10th June 2019, 3:30 PM
I have just applied a coat of paint to one of the walls and it certainly won’t watch itself.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 7:46 PM
posted by
Fred (Guest)

previous posts

posted on
Monday 10th June 2019, 9:38 AM

Man Utd will give David de Gea 20 million pound if he leaves for Paris St Getmain!
Or even Paris St - Germain
posted by 'Fred (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 9:39 AM
Sess will want £15m from Fulham to go to spurs! We haven’t found a logical solution - fair to both parties - since bosman ruling! Players have all the rights even though with the club, the player would not develop and become well known!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 12:28 PM
Or even without the club..
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 12:28 PM
And the source of this revelation ????
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 1:08 PM
I made the sess up.. I should say if I was sess, I’d want a big kiss and a golden goodbye! Sorry for confusion but I think the Man U keeper is real!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th June 2019, 1:27 PM
Man U must really hate De Gea, if they want to give him all that money to leave. I´m sure there are a few on here who would be prepared to leave their jobs for much less than that.
posted by Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 11th June 2019, 1:24 PM

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