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Rich of Cambridge (Guest)

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Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:41 AM

Fulham have to accept that Millwall have got off to an extremely good start in this new campaign. They are agressive, tactical and hard to beat. Do hope our Manager has taken this into consideration that our defences is up to the job of containing the hard to contain. How I wish we'd bought two new central defenders and a new right back of quality. My earlier comment about signing Julian Speroni was no criticsm of Betts - FFC fans read the text - I think any club challenging for Promotion ought to have cover for all positions, if that cover has a wealth of experience all the better. Why did Liverpool FC sign Andy Lonegan? For that very reason. My prediction Fulham 1 - Millwall Nil!
Yes , not to mention uh nwightsy you can imagine Tom Cairney will go in all guns blazing.. you know he hates millwall !!! Looking forward to this one as I always am ,
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 10:34 AM
'uh nwightsy' Googled it nothin' doing
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:04 PM
the Barnsley game could be our best game of the season! an early wakeup call that we cannot be complacent and need to play quicker and be more streetwise (just ask Mitro - well maybe better acting next time),if required! Millwall will be one of those games we can win if we want it bad enough..
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 1:00 PM
We've got RODAK.
posted by GEEZER oap (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 4:43 PM
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Aiden Mullins (Guest)

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Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:18 AM

looked like he was on his way towards Fulham and Craven Cottage, looks like they're getting ready early for tonight's game.
Rubbish , why do you come on here with blatant lies ?
posted by Joe (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:43 AM
It's not a lie I saw one of them. He was driving a policeman car.
posted by Aiden Mullins (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 10:07 AM
Can confirm, was in Victoria and saw some police there in a cafe, I think they were getting some calories in to give them energy for later.
posted by Brian (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 10:19 AM
Were they singing Roxanne?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 10:32 AM
I have been all over hyde park and all quiet
posted by Supermac (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 11:13 AM
Saw one up here in Manchester. Asked him where he was of to he said Fulham millwall
posted by Adam (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 11:26 AM
Just hope he doesn't stand too close to me.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 11:45 AM
I woke up this morning with a burning bottom after a vindaloo last night and asked my wife what it was. “Ring Sting” she said “Why, how the hell would he know”
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:17 PM
Husband takes his wife to a disco. There’s a bloke on the dance floor giving loads, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, the lot. The wife says to her husband, see that guy, 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down. Husband says, looks like he’s still celebrating.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:22 PM
Question to all men. If you had to choose between a wonderful wife or a really nice car, what would you choose? A: Petrol or B: Diesel
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:25 PM
A man brings his best mate home for dinner unannounced after work. His wife screams at him, “My hair and makeup are not done, the house is a mess, the dishes are not done, I’m still in my pyjamas and I can’t be bothered with cooking tonight. Why on earth did you bring him home?" Husband: “Because he’s thinking of getting married and I promised him a demo!"
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:31 PM
A businessman enters a pub, sits down at the bar, and orders a double martini on the rocks. After he finishes the drink, he peeks inside his shirt pocket, then orders another double martini. After he finishes that it, he again peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders another one. The bartender says: "Look, buddy, I'll bring you martini's all night long - but you got to tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order a refill." The customer replies: "I'm peeking at a photo of my wife. When she starts to look good, I will know it's time to go home"
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:42 PM
A mum is listening to her 4 year old playing with his train set. “All those getting off, go on f*ck off, and all those getting on, f*cking hurry up. His mum slaps him and sends him to his room until he has learnt his lesson. After 2 hours he comes down and says sorry to his mum and carries on playing. His Mum listens in. “All those departing, thank you for travelling with us and have a good day! All those boarding, mind the gap and have a safe journey! All those upset for the 2 hour delay, blame the fat c*nt in the kitchen!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 1:07 PM
My boss yelled at me the other day, “You’ve got to be the worst train driver in history. How many trains did you derail last year?” “Can’t say for sure, it’s so hard to keep track”
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 1:15 PM
A little old lady was speeding when a police officer pulled her over. May I see your licence, said the cop. I lost it - too many points, said she. Is this your car? Nope, she replied, it belongs to the man I shot and killed 2 hours ago, I put him in the boot. The cop draws his gun and calls for backup, who arrived minutes later. OK lady throw out your weapon, said the armned officer. I haven't got a weapon, she said. The officer gingerly approached her and asked for her license, which she immediately produced. What about the registration? In a trice the lady produced the documents. Ok what about the body in the boot? There isn't one,she said and she opened the boot, it was empty. Ok so why did your tell my colleauge all those things, said the bemused officer. I bet the lying bastard said I was speeding too, she replied.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 1:45 PM
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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:59 PM

I have been a touch critical about our squad here and there, and so has a few of us for Fulham. We all love our Fulham and would like to win every game this season. Not possible or realistic to do that and maybe we need to calm down a bit or i do? Starting with Bettonelli tomorrow, he is a good keeper and he can improve loads yet, and in this league which is forgiving, there is plenty of time and opportunities. We do so like to play it around at the back and so far, there are not many teams who will do the jump on us and squeeze us just like they do back in the premiership. As the season progresses, the more clever and tactical teams will squeeze us and the battle will be a lot closer. There are mistakes in us and we will make them. In the mean-time, we entertain Millwall who's manager Neil Harris paid us a huge compliment in his summaries earlier on in a previous interview. Neils latest interview is all kidology and he has cannily suggested that the pressure is on Fulham. We know what to expect from Millwall and we must take this early season opportunity to take the 3 points and march on to Notts Forrest which will be a much tougher game, Forrest are just starting to tick over now with their last win. It is good to see Alfie Mawson ride a few tackles and get up fighting fit, i was a touch worried for him when he had that collision with Bettonelli. Put all those injuries behind him and he is instrumental in our defence. The shining star Steve Sess will grow in confidence after his MOTM and he will get better still. Maybe i am a touch too critical about our defence and goalkeeper? Maybe we can become a iron force and become an impregnable fortress? There is not enough time and space to go into every single detail about our midfield leading to our attack, and i so need to economise on my essays these days to the delight of Arizonan and a few other good fans who follow my blog. Win our next to home games will see our boys grow in confidence and the Southampton cup game is the one where Scotty can shuffle his deck of cards. Beat Cardiff away after is a 'i owe you one taffy' and the big tester for me is Slaven Bilic and West Brom!!! Scott Parker will have his biggest test of the season and all will be revealeth and i summerise that we hail in the new king Scott Parker and all the doubters will be convinced, or we cry foal and we look to the skies and weep for a leader once again. 'Which way is it gonna be Parker?' Scott Parker' show us what you are made of dude'!!! Starting from tomorrow night, bring us a win against Millwall!!!!!! To keep this short, 'COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
are we going to take the away end
posted by Jeff (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:12 AM
To keep this short? Yes, please do in future! Why use 1 word when 10 will do!?!?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:39 AM
To keep this short? Oh the irony in that statement!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:41 AM
Owen, just a tip on essay writing, and to keep the reader interested, .....get to the point in the shortest possible time. In other words your last sentence would have summed up what you wanted to say.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 11:20 AM
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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 9:51 PM

Many fans are bemoaning the lack of GK we have, just seen that Vorm who was a free agent has gone to Livepool,feelhe could have fitted in with us.
We have a very good goalkeeper in Rodak, who is currently behind Betts in the pecking order. Why would we want another?
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:07 PM
We have at least two goal keepers that are good enough for the Championship, probably even three, but I am not saying that they would be good enough for the Premier League but we are not back there yet. Although we probably have the best team in the Championship, I don't know why, but I am feeling a bit apprehensive about tomorrow night's match against Millwall. Mind you if we can't beat the likes of Millwall, followed by Notts Forest, then we have no rights to be Championship favourites. COYW
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:07 PM
You need three Vert to cover injuries. Ask Liverpool.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:19 AM
Michael Vorm has NOT signed for Liverpool FC but Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool FC have signed Andy Lonegan, the former Fulham GK. FACT!
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:44 AM
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Geezer oap (Guest)

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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 7:17 PM

Good result for him. Man of the match over half voted for him.
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Devon Bob (Guest)

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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 6:42 PM

After reading posts below on VAR and comments saying it's not used in the championship, i'm pretty sure it was used in our game against Huddersfield last Friday. When Huddersfield scored their goal i'm sure i saw the ref point to his watch indicating that he had been informed the ball had crossed the line and all players seemed to except his decision. I think VAR is used where clubs that have it,can use it. (clubs that have been relegated from the premiership for instance) Please tell me i'm wrong but i'm sure it was used for the Huddersfield goal. PS can't wait for tomorrows game. COYW
Bob I'm quite surprised that you thought that VAR gave the Huddersfield goal. No it wasn't, it was goal line technology. The reason the referee pointed to his watch, which was just to show that the ball being over the line was indicated on his watch. Every referee on both the Premier League and now the Championship carry these type of watches.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 6:57 PM
Many thanks for correcting me. COTW
posted by Devon Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 7:07 PM
VAR at this stage is ruinous for the fans because it is slowing down the pace of the games and generally disrupting flow. The only people who love it are the Refs. The experts in this technology admit that it will take a decade to speed up and be fully accepted. The fact that VAR has been so readily accepted is a sympton of the malaise that hangs over this country when no one accepts any decision made f.ex: the result of the 2016 Referendum on this countries membership of the EU, that this country is shoulders over the vast majority in coping with climate change and that now our politicans of all shades have completely abandoned elections and believe like the Marxist leader of our Labour party that they can invite themselves to Buckingham Palace and merely take control of our government. Sadly too because so many were allowed to grow up without parental control they beleieve that here in the UK they can murder their own children, their own flesh and blood to get even with the parenters (used to be called wives)
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:52 AM
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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 2:36 PM

I think he's very close to lock down on his starting 11. Betts, Bryan, Mawson, Ream, Sessengnon (on trail but otherwise Odoi), Cairney, Arter, Cav, Reed, Mitro and Knockhaert. I would agree - it's probably our best team! I like to see this team starting tomorrow...
It should not take Scott Parker very long as Fulham have one of the smallest pools of players from which to pick. Then we fans are told that this club is challenging for promotion to the BIG league. Seems like to me we signed just a couple of players on loan to sell season tickets.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:55 AM
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FFC Terry (Guest)

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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 2:33 PM

Hi all I'm in the Putney end tomorrow, anyone know if there will be increased security? Bringing my young lad don't want him getting caught up in the inevitable trouble Millwall bring
Not sure if I’d bring my young lad to any game involving Millwall
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 3:43 PM
Be careful, let us know how you got on.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 4:46 PM
Unless the police are out in force, I would be amazed if there wasn’t trouble tomorrow.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 5:17 PM
Truly sad state of affairs when you feel you can't take your Son to watch a game of football !
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 8:12 PM
They will be , that’s why it’s called a police force !
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 8:13 PM
Terry, just upgrade or straight swap to another part of the ground - the ticket office will do this, just go along a bit earlier
posted by Ragnor (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 8:39 PM
Bobby, It's not called a Police Force any more. It's now a Police service..With a name like yours, I thought you would have known that.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:12 PM
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Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:57 AM

My weekend papers seem to suggest that match is live on Sky Sports red button. Anybody else aware of this or not??
I think all midweek championship games are available on the red button.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 7:58 AM
Can you record games on the red button? First thing I do after getting home from a televised match is to watch the recording of the game I've just been watching for the last two hours!
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 10:09 AM
Yes you can watch the game on the red button - follow this link: www.radiotimes.com/news/sport/2019-08-19/fulham-millwall-tv-watch-stream-live-championship/
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:47 PM
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Monday 19th August 2019, 11:29 PM

On Saturday at the Amex, I experienced VAR live for the first time, and I can't say that I am impressed. When Trossard scored what looked like a perfectly good goal all of the Brighton fans were leaping up and down with excitement, and nobody, including me, and even the West Ham fans behind the goal had excepted it, and the referee awarded the goal, and then as the players lined up to KO there on the screen was a VAR query, and then it was a case of waiting with fingers crossed that the goal would stand, but of course it didn't, and nobody seemed to know why. There were various opinions, but it wasn't until I listened to my car radio on the way home, that I actually knew the truth. The decision of course was correct by a fraction, but these oh so narrow off side decision, is going to take all the excitement out of scoring a goal. Last season the referees decision was instant, whether right or wrong, but now we have to wait what seems like an eternity to see if the goal stands. Thank goodness we don't have it in the Championship.
posted by Doris (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 1:49 AM
Sad to say but yet another example of too much money in the top tiers of European (and in particular English) football. If these minor mistakes did not cost clubs millions of euros/pounds then there would be no need for VAR.

For the armchair fan, it probably adds to the excitement but if you are watching the game live it loses the atmosphere and ruins the spectacle in my opinion.

Unfortunately, it is here to stay and no amount of complaining about the thickness of a badge causing a player to be offside will make one iota of a difference :0(((

posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 6:46 AM
Agreed. Think it's too much. It was supposed to be clear and obvious errors from the referee... tiny little mistake are not clear and obvious. It's killing the game.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 8:40 AM
"Unfortunately, it is here to stay and no amount of complaining about the thickness of a badge causing a player to be offside will make one iota of a difference :0(((" I don't agree with this MST. It can always change.
posted by Brian (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 8:41 AM
VAR I'm afraid, or those who run it, seem to be picking and choosing as what to overrule or not. Last night for example, when Pogba took, and missed his penalty, half of the Wolves team had encroached into the penalty are, and therefore the penalty should have been retaken, as was Manchester City's penalty against Wolves recently. VAR is supposed to stop this happening, but what was against the law, was completely ignored, If it is going to be used, then every major law infringement should be looked at when a goal is the result.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 9:36 AM
Agree with your argument re encroachment but personally I don’t think it was a pen. Pogba deliberately tripped over an outstretched leg and in my opinion that’s cheating.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 10:59 AM
VAR is in my opinion the most ridiculous idea ever conjured up by the idiots that are running/ruining our game. It may be just a business to these soulless freaks but for the people who still follow the game with a passion it remains a sport. The natural flow of the game is being sacrificed for the control freaks need to micro manage and eventually many of the true supporters that actually attend games will decide enough is enough. I can’t believe that the majority of fans are putting up with this nonsense. Time to get vocal, if the whole stadium throughout the league to a man were to drown out every ridiculous VAR moment with catcalls derogatory whistling and a barrage of industrial abuse the perpetrators of this crime against our game might just be forced into having a rethink. It would be great to see supporters of both sides come together against a common foe, this has been done before. Of course it will probably never happen, the sheep will continue to put up with any old bollocks because apparently that’s just the way it is and we have to put up with it. Time for the real supporters of the game to grow a pair.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:59 AM
im gonna make you work your delete finger
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Marbella White 1

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Monday 19th August 2019, 7:37 PM

Millwall was a well known doggin' site of the 1890's in South East London. Most Millwall fans can trace their family back to this wall near a mill where sailors use to queue up to visit the local 'ladies'. The 'ladies' used to sing 'Milllllllllwallllllll' to lure sailors to the wall so they could "unload" It's why most Millwall fans can trace the genes in their DNA back to the "ladies" at the 'mill wall'. This gene has now been named as the "twat" gene and 99% of todays Millwall have this.
This is still celebrated to this day, on pancake day every year the local Millwall beauties gather at the site of the old wall and display their tossing skills.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:23 PM
The old den was the first ground I ever attended. We lived in south east London and my step-father was an avid Millwall fan. When I went to the secondary school, most of my mates were Charlton fans, so I became one too until we moved out of the area. When the docks in East London closed down, many of the dockers were relocated to new council flats being built in Deptford and New Cross. They mostly became Millwall fans and built up a reputation as hard men. The current fans are just pussycats compared to them.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:28 PM
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Monday 19th August 2019, 3:56 PM

The more I see Steve Sessegnon, the more he impresses. He had another good game at Huddersfield.
Doodel was the word that my parents used to refer to my willy when I was a young kid LOL.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 6:48 AM
Some things are best not shared MST!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 9:01 AM
I thought Rip Van Winkle was a form of circumcision !
posted by Paul (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 9:59 AM
Maybe, but it's no skin off my nose ...
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 2:19 PM
We may all have this wrong and Willy was the name of MST's cat!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 2:24 PM
I think the cats name is pussy!
posted by Paul (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 2:40 PM
MST's pussy is called Felicity Kendal (or so she assures me).
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 3:21 PM
I believe Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) is a Fulham fan. So it all links together somehow!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 3:50 PM
Cat Stevens used to get down to the cottage , his favourite song was “ moggy moggy moggy “ .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 4:12 PM
On a blackman?
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 6:25 PM
That used to be me .
posted by Dawn F (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 8:15 PM
I'm confused, how can you have a willy AND a pussy ? Still, if doodel has felicity & vice versa, you'd never ever have any frustration problems.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Wednesday 21st August 2019, 3:38 PM
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Monday 19th August 2019, 11:26 AM

it's a must-win game for me. This'll tell us whether we're on a promotion push or not. milwall at home always difficult and a tough one on the touch, i said on the touch, for Parker. Will show us what he's really made of (construct boats, and corners). COYW
Some of this I understood..
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 19th August 2019, 7:28 PM
Boat building? Maybe a new dugout ...
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th August 2019, 7:39 PM
I think the evenings absinthe started to kick in half way through writing that post.
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:29 PM
I yhink in Surrey it's more creme de menthe frappe, unless he's from the docks of course.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:34 PM
Well you'd be suprised on what goes on in the suburbs now Ari
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:37 PM
Oi you lot watch it! Nuffin wrong with us Surrey boys. Probably more Fulham in Surrey than than any other area. We also keep the Champaign trade going. I prefer Baileys to Creme de whatever it's called!
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 10:15 PM
I thought it was Prosecco and coke these days, and not the carbonated kind either. I was a Middlesex boy myself, which often gave rise to mirth or a dust up.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:54 AM
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
posted by Doris (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 1:53 AM
I think you'll find Abssis makes the fart go Honda ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 6:50 AM
I think that should be abscess , and that’s the tooth !
posted by Dr Phang (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 10:05 AM
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Monday 19th August 2019, 9:02 AM

Apparently loads have tickets in the Fulham end already https://millwall-forum.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/fulham-away.37501/page-3
With QPR at home as well. Should be a blinder
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:35 AM
Loads? I doubt it, just a wind up I reckon. How would they get tickets? You can't just call the ticket office and get one without a ST or membership and I really don't think Millwall fans would buy a membership just for one game!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:41 AM
Well , villa did say they were gonna have 10,000 fans in our end at Wembley last year , lol .
posted by Massa (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:46 AM
Interesting they think they can get tickets in our considering it's booking history. Bark no bite me thinks.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 11:16 AM
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Sunday 18th August 2019, 9:20 PM

That Fulham Supporter Keith Castle became the first recipient of a heart at Papworth Hospital Sadly now no longer with us, but not forgotten and at least this season we seem to have a team that is costing less heart attacks week in week out. And the Championship with so many more games I believe is a harder league to complete in. Notice the impact that Oliver Norwood is having with Sheffield United - had we kept our Championship winning team together I now think that we would not have been relegated last season! What about signing Julian Speroni, he's a free agent after being released by C Palace where he spent 14 years, so would cost no fee and we do need back up for Marus Bettintelli. If Andy Loergon can be of use to Liverpool FC, surely Speroni would be an excellent back up for us?
For heavens sake what is wrong with giving Rodek his chance,and come to that what about young Matt, he could even be a bigger revelation than young Steve Sess.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 11:16 PM
Did Fabri stay or was he let go? We do need three keepers though.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th August 2019, 1:12 AM
i will be back
posted by jock (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 7:36 AM
rich: why do you worry about changing the keeper?. pre season, there was a tremendous downer on betts, but that cooled down .at present there is little right with changing the keeper he has done nothing wrong, well not yet. rodek may play against Southampton, but please rich, be patient!
posted by zambezian (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 10:53 AM
Nothing wrong with Bettonelli in this league, but he must improve. For starters, Bettonelli could use his area more efficiently and more quickly? An accurate throw-out to one of ours instead of dwelling on the ball would be an improvement. A lot of kick-outs from Betts are usually under pressure, just my thoughts on him, i might be a bit picky? Top keepers like Van Dar Sar throw the ball out intelligently and Betts could add to his repertoire. Apart from that detail, it is onwards and upwards,our team is looking decent.Hopefully, our defence stands up to a physical encounter tomorrow night. Dare i say his name, no point, but it will be very interesting to see what team Scotty puts out to anticipate a physical kind of game. Millwall will come with a lot of set-pieces and corners thrown at us, so our defence will get a proper test tomorrow night for sure...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 2:41 PM
I would start with the same team as Friday.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 4:39 PM
id like to do that, nobody deserves to be dropped as it stands, and that does include betts, for all you doubters. some of the remarks made today, by the usual suspects, are of the usual standard.
posted by zambezian (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 5:08 PM
With four games in the next twelve days, I am sure that we will get a chance to see more players introduced. Maybe only one at a time as with Sess, but the cup game against Southampton could be the chance for some.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:38 PM
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Sunday 18th August 2019, 5:57 PM

A couple of results have surprised me today I must say, and one was Cardiff losing 3-0 to Reading, which I thought would be a comfortable win for Cardiff, and the other was Sheffield United beating Palace. It was only a year ago, that we played Palace at home for our first game at CC, and lost 0-2. It just proves, that Sheffield United have done the right thing in sticking to more or less the side that got them promotion. The same applies to Norwich City. The only one of the promoted teams to go out and spend a fortune on new players was Villa, and they are the only one of the three that have yet to pick up a point. Sounds familiar ?
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Sunday 18th August 2019, 12:02 PM

Cannot say I am looking forward to Wednesday night against Millwall, as an old git whose fighting days finished with Sonny Liston,I think the stewarding and police presence,if the Blackburn game is anything to go by, is woefully thin. This game is one where the fans should be separated,not using the same bars and facilities,and with the Millwall fans being kept in, until the stadium is cleared.This present situation is an accident waiting to happen.
I'm guessing the club have already factored these issues into their planning for Wednesday. Fortunately, I'm a couple of blocks along from the visiting fans, but if I were in one of the adjacent blocks, I might be feeling a tad apprehensive.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 1:00 PM
Sure I read somewhere that home and away fans are sharing toilets and food & drink outlets in the Putney end. If true, it’s madness under normal circumstances but Millwall??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 1:55 PM
I agree it is high risk for home & away fans to be sharing facilities but with the reduced away allocation 1900 and no General sale tickets available in the Putney end hopefully things will pass without incident or any would be trouble makers from supporters of both teams risk losing their season tickets
posted by Paul (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 2:50 PM
Not to mention they've let a load of youth from the hammy end buy up rickets in the putney end for this
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 8:55 AM
Liar , they haven’t.
posted by Will (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:36 AM
Sounds like they have, all over twitter and clobber forums
posted by Tim (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 11:23 AM
Youth from the Hammersmith end ? What youth , bunch of brain dead school kids. !
posted by Jeff (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 3:47 PM
Sharing toilets? The real roger would have some of that.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th August 2019, 9:36 PM
Better get the Putney Enders back together . You may have to visit some old peoples homes and loonie bins for this though.
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Worried after 1st game with lack of pace and commitment, the management then decided to bring 3 new players in their usual style, expecting Parker to fit them with existing players. However Arter has been a revelation. We have found a right back in the younger of the twins, which hopefully will leave Odoi covering all four defensive posistions. The midfield now has cover with Reed and the ex Spurs player without Mcdonald. The attack also now has support with Decorva-Reid able to cover posistions without using Kamara. Parker is adopting Jokanovic's style of defence retaining possession allowing the midfield to dictate play. The pace of the two wide boys will ensure opposistion defenders cannot push upfield as much and should give us more pitch space. Very impressed with the boys at Huddersfield, controlled large parts of the game and should have won easily. Only downside for me that Kamara is still at the club, Ayite and Kebano are footballers that could fit into this system. Not giving the ball away as he does. Hope he leaves the club for pastures new. I think, although a little light on defensive cover Fulham can finish in top two. Mitrovic and Mawson remaining free of injury important as cover is limited in these posistions.
The only downside Kamara still at Fulham? Get a grip Denny' Kamara has a decent record in cup matches, wheres the problem? We can't play Mitrovic and knockheart in every single game and there are bound to be injuries. It is not only me rates Kamara, our Chairman say's that he stays first. You will need to run it by him first. Kamara cost Fulham or robbed Fulham depending on which way you look at it '1 penalty. Joe Bryan and maybe half the team cost Fulham the prem and millions, they still get chances. Look up the stats for kamara in cup matches? Just saying, stats don't lie...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 2:35 PM
Actually stats can say anything you want them to say..lies, damn lies etc etc. And I’m not sure that the chairmans support for a players attributes is any sort of ringing endorsement either!
posted by phild - Sunday 18th August 2019, 6:53 PM
Sorry Owen he seems such a disruptive influence when he plays, control awful, crossed one ball out for a throw against Barnsley. He just does not have the basic knowledge of where to be on a football pitch. Of course the management want to verify their purchase will come good. Two games, two wins without him. He appears to be better suited to Rugby. Lets hope there is no place during league matches for him even with support of the powers that be.
posted by denny (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 7:10 PM
You may be right Denny' we can do without Kamara. I do like the look of Bobby Reid who came on late, he looks very good. Aite and Kabano might be good in a crisis if we get injuries. We have a really good squad now and looking forward to Millwall. Millwall manager has stated that we have the best quality squad in the division, that is a great compliment before we even kick a ball against them.
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Great to see Ream supreme again.
It has taken him a while to settle with a new partner at the back but slowly but surely he is combining well with Alfie Mawson.
Superb performance by Stephen Sessegnon, problem is if he keeps that level up he will get snapped up by a premier club in no time.

We just need a good centre forward now and we will be flying!
Hasn't young Steven Sessingnon just signed a new 5 year contract, so he ain't going anywhere for a few seasons yet, and I have a feeling that he loves playing for Fulham, than his brother did.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 9:01 AM
Better everyone plays crap in case they get snapped up. Good tactic St George, ever thought of management? Must confess that performance by SS completely took me by surprise, looks like he’s stepped up a level. Long may it last. Think you’re being a bit harsh on Ryan Seesingnon, but perhaps you would turn down promotion or a better paid job Mick. Admire you loyalty and values:)
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 9:35 AM
After all the moaning over the summer about our defence, they aren’t doing that bad are they? Let’s see how they bed down . It may also be that we now have defensive midfield players to shield them.
posted by Delhiwood (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:39 AM
Think that’s exactly the point, combination of Arter and Stephan breaking up play takes the pressure of the defence. Bit like Etuhu in the past. Think Knocker and Cav also contribute in that area. Definitely a setup that gives more confidence.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 11:46 AM
No Mortlake, not suggesting anyone in the team plays badly incase they get snapped up by a bigger club, you stupid Boy!.. Just stating fact, he will get signed up up without doubt. But in the meantime let's enjoy his contribution.
posted by St George (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 3:03 PM
st George: why do we need a new centre forward? hasn't mitro scored twice already?. if things are not going well, we have bobby reid to change it. the one thing that is needed is an extra centre back, hopefully in January. in the meantime, ream and mawson both look really fit, lets hope it stays that way!.
posted by zambezian (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 11:06 AM
Does the st in St George stand for stupid ? Just asking .
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I gave our performance 6 1/2 out of 10, and that leaves us loads of room for improvements. Before the start of the season, i put Leeds on the top of the heap and Fulham a close 2nd. Leeds are the ones to hunt down in my opinion and we Fulham are not even close enough yet, we have work to do to match them. West Brom are a big threat and they look like they could snatch 2nd spot and that would put Fulham in the dreaded play-off spot once again. I don't know about you guys' i would rather not go through another play-off situation this time around. We have a great attacking and improving squad of players, but we are still vulnerable in defence. Our vulnerability is nothing new and maybe we should just accept this situation and just play to our strengths? With flank players like Knockheart and Cavaleiro, and the back up with the likes of Bobby Reid etc, we are a potent force going forward. We can improve loads yet, and hopefully, we can up our performances and get nearer to our table toppers Leeds. Wouldn't it be nice to gain an automatic spot to the prem this time around? That would be dreamland for me...
Leeds serial bottlers !!!no problem
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:20 AM
68% possession, 2 goals (one brilliant strike from Cav), Sess played a blinder, we got an away win, we played with confidence, Mitro won the Oscar for best supporting actor, and, we are near top of the table - so 6 1/2 out of 10 seems a mite miserly Owen.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:44 AM
Barnsley, Blackburn and Huddersfield all played well against us and we have 2 out of 3 wins so cant complain so far. Huddersfield manager sacking a bit harsh, I thought their players out on the pitch gave their all but we just had a bit more class in final third. Didnt Sess do well!!!
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 10:28 AM
According to the table after three matches, we are in seventh position. Just one point behind the Leaders Leeds. This shows how tight this division is, and how important goal difference will be.
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When city score, it's the most tame reaction from the crowd ever... thank god we don't support that crap side in that crap division.
If you call City a crap side - you must be a bitter man
posted by Other john (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 8:12 PM
Not impressed with the prem but city crap ???? By the way doubt burn or Woodrow would get regular places in this current side
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:25 AM
Len that being fulham not city !!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:26 AM
I don’t think he means crap as in not good at playing football, I think he means crap attitude. The
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:43 AM
If that's the case Baz, perhaps he would like to explain what he means, from where I sit can't see anything wrong about attitude and surely he can't mean style ot play ?
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 3:43 PM
I mean such a boring club as a whole. The side play great football, but the club is boring, nothing to get excited about, even scoring against tottenham is not noteworthy
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 8:57 AM
I didn't hear any City fans cheering when their extra time goal was ruled out.
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Knew we would beat Huddersfield and surprised that it took until the second half to nail them There Manager was there to watch his side for the last time, so I guess that they had a bit of an extra bit. Listened to BBC Radio 5 Live all afternoon, glad to hear that they were impressed with Dan Burn playing for Brighton and Cawley Woodrow playing for Barnsley, cannot dwell on the ones we allowed to go only those we have today. Glad Aleksanda Mitrovic scored again today as its important for us he gets back into the habit.
Then for God’s sake stop droning on about them at every opportunity, and move on.
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:21 PM
Rich....I agree we should never have let him go he is 6’ 7’’ just what we needed really bad management
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 6:58 AM
If footballing ability were judged by the inch he’d be alright. If judged by ability, patently not good enough......in my humble opinion.
posted by Morlake (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 9:38 AM
When we hear of ex players doing well. That is good. When they left they didn't fit into our team. Another example is Ollie Norward, who we could have signed, but he wasn't considered good enough for us or Brighton.. It's good to see him doing well in the Premier league with Sheffield United.
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We are nicely positioned and we haven’t yet seen the best of our players! Mitro, while scored two goals, not quite bossing the defenders yet. Cavaleiro scores a great goal but not get got into second gear running at players. Knockaert on the other hand doing great runs but still to get his goals Sess is a great potential and could do another Sessegnon this season. Cairney playing we’ll and can play much better. We have yet to get Reid and Reed into the team! If Parker can get everyone to play to their potential and get the team to gel - we will be awesome in this division!! Coy
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After a shocking and frustrating time in the premier league it feels so good being out of it and back to winning. Well done Mitro for scoring in both games. We’re now playing as a team, having sent useless Anguissa and co out on loan and no longer have that depressing journey home after being battered by the likes of Man City and co. Aston Villa who denied when questioned they were doing ‘a Fulham’ when they signed twelve new players are losing again 2-0 down against Bournemouth at half time. Welcome to the premier league lads. Enjoy!
Sheffield United signed nine new players in the close season, and so far only one has started a game. Is it better the devil you know.....
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You know whats the best thing about coming on this board the day after a win? Listen to all the muppets that can only find negatives. I'm guessing this is why the cottage is quiet on match days, it's because you're all a miserable bunch of wankers
I'm guessing you don't do irony then?
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 17th August 2019, 2:38 PM
Not sure he does anything !
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 3:31 PM
Just me , what sort of name is that ? Get a life sonny !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 3:34 PM
The missus does the washingy & irony in my house.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 3:45 PM
It's quiet cos of bores like you and Arizonian...Zzzzzz
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 4:12 PM
Not as boring as you Roger , first class donut, lol .
posted by Joe (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 4:16 PM
Joe, bore off...Zzzzzz
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 5:04 PM
Nothing real about you Roger , you are a complete fake , zzzz.
posted by Joe (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 5:10 PM
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:11 PM
You got this love in with bellends and arseholes , bet you like faggots for dinner , aids anybody . Lol .
posted by Joe (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:23 PM
Yeah, Gary pointed that out the other day (and got moderated for his troubles, interestingly not by MST or Baz). No problems with anyone being gay, but bitchy faggots and low-rent boys like this one really do get on my t1ts.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th August 2019, 1:24 AM
Still boring...Zzzzzz
posted by You know who... (Guest) - Monday 19th August 2019, 3:35 AM
Still droning on rent boy? We've all figured you out as a sexual deviant with a miniscule IQ. Sad really.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th August 2019, 4:26 AM
roger: I .thought you said last week that you was going non league, yet you are still here, spluttering your meaningless bile all over the keyboard. your use of two particular word so often sums you up. you cant post anything without being insulting, which is a shame , because you are probably a sweet little boy.
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Typical Leeds. I see that Leeds want Mitro banned for doing a Bamford. Mitro has to be careful we can’t afford him to be banned.
See my post below
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:46 AM
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It's the usual bunch of dead beats on this site!Guess what Ffc won last night!Instead of writing negative crap why don't you going shopping with the wife!?
For me Steven sess. man of the match. And hope we see more of the kids coming on.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:58 AM
Absolutley agree General and Geez.I thought the whole team played with guts and committment and I am hugely optimisic for the future. Teams won't want to plays us. One thing that was pathetic was Mitro's ridiculous behaviour it was embarassing - Parker have a word we don't want that in an FFC team however many goals he scores.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:23 AM
Young sess better full back than his brother !!! Pretty good going forward
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I said it last season and will say it again Mitro is slow, lazy, a liability and way over rated. Come on Scoty there has to be a better, younger No9 coming through the ranks. Use Kamara for now. Well done for playing Stephen Sessegnon, as good if not better than his bro.
4-31am , just got in from the pub George ? Come back when you’ve sobered up !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 6:02 AM
OMG. Some people George are you a wind-up merchant Kamara no thanks don’t think we need him in the squad - ship him out Btw SSess what a game we have a new Sess :)
posted by Fluke (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:32 AM
Younger? He's only 25! He's scored 2 goals in 3 games, yeah you're right, he is overrated & not good enough. Jeez, some people.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:06 AM
George your talking crap presume you did not see pitch map regarding mitro work rate very good. Think his fitness seems better scored again think he’s good for 20 plus this year took a lot of stick think they took it in turns to have a go allied to a typical chamionship ref allowing them to do so !! Well done ffc good result
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:44 AM
Good post Len
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:23 AM
Good post Len no championship defender Likes playing against him
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:25 AM
Arise, ST George, 'The Dragon Slayer'!!! I doth my cap to any man who can drink his fill at 4;31am in the morning, then to raise a speech so noble and so passionate about a talent like 'Kamara' who will rise to the fore, and then to lift this club our Fulham out of the depths of horror and dark despair. 'Who is this man you may ask??? To whisper his name is pitiful my friends! I say we raise a glass and shout his name like thunder!!! Arise ST George' We Salute you!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:06 PM
The way he bought the ball down between 2 defenders for the second goal was class. That and being strong in the air worth more than speed in this league. Especially if that speed comes with Kamara's touch...
posted by JimmyJazz (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 7:47 AM
George am presuming your surname is Kamara, wouldn’t make any sense otherwise. Len, 100% agree, He’s looking much leaner and fitter, was still covering the ground in the last quarter of the game. In the past he’s looked knackered after 70/75 mins, so looking good for the season. Thought the theatrics were a disgrace, can do without that down the Cottage. Won’t excuse him another such transgression, which would be a great pity. Should have been booked.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 9:27 AM
George: are you a bentford winder- upper? not one word of truth in your post, as shown by the replies to you. ... did you miss the goals he has already scored?. as for candid kamara, next time you go off on one of your crusades, take him with you and don't return.
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Bettonelli isn't great and there are weaknesses to his game. He still divvers and faffs about on the ball too much for me, also at fault for conceding that goal. Great keepers can throw the ball out accurately and i never saw one decent throw out all night from him, bring back Richo i say? Knockheat is always a threat to defenders and his constant running and probing is a great weapon for us. What we are lacking at the moment is that psychi and that know-how between him and Mitrovic and Cavallero who was excellent, Quality goal, i am happy for Cav, he works hard. I am not happy with our tippy tappy nonsense at the back and it is a recipe for disaster this season. I guarantee you, it will cost us a few goals. Maybe our whole team need to gel a lot more and get to know each others game. Saying that we won 2 games on the bounce and that is good for Fulham and Scott Parker. Maybe we can improve week by week and keep this run going? We should bre happy with the result though and guess what? We are top arn't we! COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!!!
Do you think Kamara should have played then, Owen ?
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 11:54 PM
Owen, love your optimism (ish) - what playing out from the back/tippy tappy -what the best South American and Spanish teams (ie. successful) do is lure other teams’ midfields out and allows our midfield the space to then play through and attack. With our style of play it’s our best bet. With Mit about there is always a plan B to play it long. Just because we couldn’t play this style effectively in the PL doesn’t mean it’s not right for the Champ. COYW
posted by RFC (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:12 AM
No Ollie' Kamara not needed for this game. We will be busy and plenty of cup matches this season will see Kamara perform. If we hadn't scored and still 1-1? Maybe bring him on? Mitrovic and a few more will be busy with country call-ups this season and it is not possible to play every single game. Kamara like a few players, still should improve yet. We have a good squad and i would like to see that young guy feature from Spurs. I think he was part of the Sessegnon deal...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:16 AM
RFC'our playing out from the back still makes me nervous. Bettonelli just needs to show more urgency with his distribution in my opinion. He is not a great keeper and i just think we should have held on to Richo this season. I agree that our style will work for the Championships against half the teams. It will not take a lot of sussing out against the better teams like Leeds who will be on to us like bullets. We have plenty room for improvements to come ourselves, and we look set up to score more than we concede...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:27 AM
Qwen how on earth do you think their goal was Betts fault?The two centre halfs parted (none going for the ball)and left their man with a free header.All keepers have faults,but be fair he is not superman.I think he did well to get as close as he did.
posted by v.r.bedley (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:33 AM
Owen think your comments on Betts unfounded last night did he make any saves in anger apart from the goal which he nearly stopped if that ball was an inch further out it would not have counted and the save would have been commended all this back play is not always the goalies fault agree we need to vary though
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:50 AM
Betts makes me very nervous when playing casual football in our own box. Too many short passes no urgency, going nowhere, but when he does go long he rarely finds our player. Rodak no doubt will play in the cup game coming up and against good opposition we can judge for ourselves.
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I’m happy. Our forward play looks (potentially once Knock/Cav/Mit gel) devastating. If our defence can...defend, we will contend for promotion. No shame in being positive about the season. Get behind the boys and Parker. Our style of play means we’ll be good away. Much will depend on our home form when teams defend in numbers....so our support at the cottage will be crucial. Fortress.COYW
I agree, we are going to have an enjoyable / successful season. The reason being is we have proven championship players. Ream looked class to me, very assured. Sess ? Very impressive with The front three always looking dangerous, (with options on the bench). Lets just enjoy the ride.
posted by Guardian (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 11:16 PM
Ream looked very assured to me too. I think a lot of his confidence comes from having Bettinelli in goal and Mawson freeing him up. Good to see his back isn't bothering him.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 17th August 2019, 4:06 AM
Absolutely Ari.
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Arizonian: as usual, a spot on post.
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But a little too close for comfort
A lot too like. Joe Bryan really coming into his own. Mawson a bit frail. Sublime Cavailero goal. Mitro, thanks for the goal, but your 85th minute rolling around was excruciating. You should feel embarrassed.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:10 PM
Why’s mitro getting the stick when the guy purposely flicked him in he eye.
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Ryan WHO??? Very impressed with Stephen tonight
Sess was superb , showed a very cool head throughout
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:44 PM
Best and most natural right back I have seen in 3/4 years at Fulham! Promising. He’s got a great vision and a good passer....I can see why Spurs wanted both sess! They got the wrong one I think...
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:49 PM
Man of the match
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Have to agree I though sess was MOM, thought Mawson and Ream looked good too
posted by Fulhamkev - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:01 PM
Shhh...don’t say it so load....Daniel Levy can hear you
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Go away USA .
posted by Frank (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:12 PM
Sess2 MOM for me too. Great to see a fullback closing the space between him and the winger. No standing off for Sess! Showed great strength and speed going forward - the determination to get to the ball that led to Cavalleiro's goal was brilliant.
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:33 PM
To be fair Tony Khan said in his interview, that young Sessingnon would end up being our regular first team right back, and on tonight's showing I must admit I agree with him. Thank goodness he has signed a 5 year contract. Bye Ryan, enjoy your career at Spurs, but I think that we have the better brother left here at Fulham. COYW
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 11:32 PM
Let’s hope we’ve got the right one personally beginning to think we might have. Maybey we should hide him away for a while tlll we sign him on full terms !!!( that being young sess )
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:56 AM
Did not realise he’s signed a deal nail that spot down Steve!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:58 AM
Was impressed with his performance looked like a seasoned professional, and only played a few games in first team, can only get better.we need to sign him up on a long term contract.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:10 AM
Didn’t realised he had signed new contract great job Fulham
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Didn’t realise he had signed a new contract great work Fulham
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How many more goals is Betts going to give away with his bad positioning, we should have got someone in the transfer window. He is going to stop us getting promotion.
Never been a fan of Betts,but we have a very capable keeper who should be given a chance Rodek.Nice to see how much better we are playing without Christie
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:47 PM
What do you know eh
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:43 PM
Do you think Betts was to blame for that goal ??? interesting not the defenders in front of him
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:59 AM
why the downer on betts? . no one player will cost us promotion, as suggested.as I have said in other posts, rodek must wait.one question for you roger: are you also the real roger. sorry to ask, but he also attacks betts regularly, and I also disagree with hm.
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He can’t seem to do anything right ............. maybe he will score now I’ve said that
posted by Hmmm (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:24 PM
Yep! True match winner!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:37 PM
Ivan didn’t have a good first half but to br fair he kept plugging away , good for him
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He cant seem to do anything right .........maybe he will score now I’ve said that
Your .... and you know you are
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Sick, sick, sick of it. Bad enough watching the players spit but just seen Scott Parker have a spit. Disgusting, anti social, unhealthy and setting a bad example to youngsters. I ve played football for 40 years and I ve never felt the need to spit. Come on FA stamp it out!
You must be a brexit loving old bloke
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:45 PM
One of he more stupid comments on this site.spitting is a filthy habit , I'm sure Parker wouldn't do this in the street - so why on the pitch ?
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that's my opinion is that given conditions we is doing alright
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The other sess get a chance 2 or 3 - 1 is my prediction.
Not good! Not Sess., just FFC.......not working Scott
posted by MC (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:30 PM
Good prediction Will. Other post is typical negative nonsense on this site/ we love Fulham. We hate negative old gits
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:46 PM
I hate Man City MC you talk rubbish - have it
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Where does the Black Forest cuckoo live? In the Gateau...
Are you talking about lisp severley ?
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On Monday 12th August, the Fulham Supporters’ Trust met with Fulham FC at Motspur Park.

The Club was represented by:

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)
Charlie Harris (Communications Assistant)

Alistair Mackintosh (CEO) was on a short holiday after the transfer deadline.

The FST was represented by board members:

Ian Clarke
Jerry Cope
Sue Couch
Les O’Gorman


Each topic below is raised by the FST in an attempt to discuss issues raised primarily by a number of our members. Individual questions from members are sent to the Club outside the meeting, and we encourage members first to raise these directly with the Club via enquiries@fulhamfc.com.

If any member has raised an issue that it has not been possible to discuss in the time available then please do contact us again in good time before the next meeting.

The following topics were raised and discussed:
•Coach Travel
•Away Trips
•The Incident at Barnsley
•Aldershot Friendly
•New FFCtv Service
•Safety Advisory Group (SAG)
•Transfer Window
•Feedback from the Blackburn Game


In response to queries from members, the Club confirmed that they were still selling season tickets but only at the Putney End via the waiting list. This was mainly because the pre-set limits for this season had been met in the other stands (Hammersmith, Johnny Haynes), the remainder being available firstly for Members and then Season Ticket Holders as one-offs, then if any remaining, other buyers with a booking history. This approach also importantly maintains fairness for those Riverside season ticket holders who had been moved to the Putney stand and provides a spectrum of ticket availability for match by match buyers. The Club agreed to expand the current position regarding sales in FAQs on the website.

The Club confirmed that, so far, match by match tickets had not been made available in the Putney End but that they may do so once season ticket sales had been completed.

The Trust asked about the position on season ticket seat upgrades, and the season ticket exchange scheme.

The Club confirmed that the upgrade scheme was now in operation, with a fee of £5 for Concession to Adult, and £10 – £20, depending on the match, for Junior to Adult. It can be accessed by phone or in person at the ticket office. As previously advertised there is a limit of six upgrades per season and the Club reserve the right to refuse upgrades should they feel that the system is being abused.

The Club also confirmed that the season ticket exchange scheme was nearly ready to go, with just a few legal issues to be sorted. It would be launched for the first game where there was a sell-out (or perhaps a near sell-out) across all stands, and would be available via a season ticket holder’s personal account on the website.

Credit would be used to offset against next year’s season ticket cost. For any game, the Exchange will be live from the point of sell-out being declared until midnight on the night before the match.

Seats offered via the Exchange scheme will be made available to purchase by anyone currently authorised to buy tickets (e.g. season ticket holders, members, booking history). A paper ticket will be issued and the season ticket will be cancelled for the match in question.

The Trust welcomed both of these developments.

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The Trust had been concerned to hear of difficulties, seemingly centred on one coach, for the Barnsley game. A coach had turned up at the wrong pick-up point and there had been difficulties with the parking fee when it reached Barnsley. The Trust had also been very concerned that the coach driver had insisted on ‘no stop’ on the return 5-hour trip, which we regarded as unacceptable. The Club accepted that things had gone wrong, and were already in dialogue with the coach contractor (Kings Ferry) – we were assured that there would be no repeat.

The Club also explained that the particular difficulties were not related to a new policy of having an official trained steward on each trip, as this policy had started at the beginning of last season, albeit the volunteer stewards had only been stood down, with a personalised letter of thanks, this season. The Club agreed to feed all the points raised into the training and briefing of stewards and highlighted that the coach stewards will be drawn from the same pool for each away game, allowing them to build a relationship with the away travellers.

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The Trust and the Club discussed a possibly growing level of concern raised by members about some situations at our away games, including standing in front of supporters themselves unable to stand and/or who had bought tickets specifically in the designated non-standing area. The Club said that they were keeping a close eye on the situation but there was no easy fix. A few fans have been banned from buying tickets because of behavioural issues.

The Club confirmed that stewarding at away fixtures is the responsibility of the host club and not all clubs welcomed away stewards. However the Club does provide away stewards where possible and appropriate.

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The Trust reaffirmed its extreme disappointment with the alleged incident involving Cyrus Christie’s sister and asked for our good wishes to passed on to Cyrus and his family. The Club said that investigations by the South Yorkshire Police were continuing, and they would not be able to make any further statement until the Police themselves reported further, though the Club will continue to assist the authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference number 14/118274/19.

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The Trust reported that the experience of stewarding at the Brighton game at Aldershot had contrasted badly with previous friendlies at the same ground, which had been most enjoyable. As the Club had not received similar feedback, we would forward details to be taken up with Aldershot.

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The Trust reported that some subscribers had difficulty in registering with the new service this season. The Club said that changes have been made to improve both the overall offering and service of FFCtv for the new season, and that one of those changes involved moving to a single provider for both payments and video hosting and streaming.

It is likely that those having difficulties either have an expired credit card or an expired subscription. In both cases the solution is to buy a new product via the Club’s website.

The Club encouraged anyone still having difficulties to contact the new provider on ffctvsupport@streamamg.com, who now handle all customer service.

The Trust also reported an outage toward the end of the first half of the Blackburn match for international subscribers. The Club said that it acknowledged the issue at the time and it was rectified appropriately with the service provider on Saturday.

The Club confirmed that midweek games, home and away, not selected for TV, would be available for streaming in the UK. They also said that a new App was in development to allow streamed matches to be viewed on mobile devices for the first time, and that those abroad wishing to make a one-off purchase (e.g. when on holiday) could do so, providing the appropriate settings are active on the user’s mobile device.

The Club said it hoped the new App will launch in the coming weeks and for now, the best experience for live video and audio streaming is via the new microsite https://tv.fulhamfc.com.

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The Club confirmed that the Trust was being asked to provide a Fulham representative for this Group, which was convened for clubs in the area by Hammersmith and Fulham Council. The Trust accepted the invitation to join the SAG on behalf of Fulham supporters.

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As nobody attending the meeting was directly involved in the summer transfer activity it was not possible to discuss any specifics in detail, although the Trust did suggest, notwithstanding deadline day itself had been very busy, whether it might be possible to do more contingency planning if transfers, like that of Ryan Sessegnon, went through at the last minute.

Following our suggestion at the February 2019 meeting, the Trust did however welcome the release of a video by Tony Khan setting out in some detail Fulham’s approach to the recent transfer window, not least the importance of keeping within FFP requirements. Supporters who are subscribers can view the video via FFCtv.

The Trust commented that it was in our view unfortunate that the video was behind a TV pay wall and therefore its audience would be restricted. In response the Club agreed to consider a more general release, after a period of exclusivity to subscribers.

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The Trust reported that generally feedback had been good about the new arrangements, particularly in the Putney Stand, but perhaps Blackburn had not been a real test. It had however a number of issues to raise, which the Club agreed to take away and look into:
•The continuing poor tannoy system (the Club reported this was being tested again this week)
•The non-opening of a bar at the Hammersmith end (the Club explained this was due to a power failure)
•The lack of handrails stepping up to the higher seats at the Putney End
•Standing of away supporters, blocking views for home supporters in the Putney end
•The closure of some turnstiles
•The lack of nearby disabled toilets at the Hammersmith End
•The lack of reusable plastic cups which had been successfully trialled last season
•A suggestion that the photographs of mascots be taken towards the Johnny Haynes Stand rather than the derelict Riverside Stand pre-match.
•The need for flexible segregation of away supporters depending on the opposition (the Club reported that the distance between home and away supporters could be flexed depending on the fixture).

The Trust requested that particular attention be given to the next home fixture to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort and to allay remaining concerns about the operation of the Putney stand.

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The meeting closed at 1430.
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:24 PM
Anything useful to add Roger or are you just as dopey as you sound?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:32 PM
'The Trust requested that particular attention be given to the next home fixture to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort and to allay remaining concerns about the operation of the Putney stand'. Hmmm, that wouldn't be the Millwall fixture by any chance? 7.45 kick-off, all day boozing. Hope that the 'distance between home and away supporters' at the Putney End has been thought through.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:36 PM
Wednesday night game and all day boozing ... were not al OAPs. We have jobs mate.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:53 PM
Thought the tannoy system was adequate as did the fans around me remarks saying it was nice to talk without shouting at each other. ( last year was ridiculous. From under the stands by the food and drink outlets to the seating areas. Unless my ears a delicate !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:07 AM
Agree with you on that LEN. Also can we have some different music. A bit of variation would be nice.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 1:56 PM
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Surprised he wasn’t given more of a chance at FFC especially with the problems we have and continue to have in the middle of the defence the couple of meagre chances he was given I thought he did ok but I suppose our coaching staff know best !
Looked dodgy when I saw him play. Not good enough imo and backed up by him not really playing for the loan clubs he went to.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:43 PM
Agree Chris and I thought last week that the defence was spot on with Ream back to his best and Mawson looking good too.

We know that this back four are not PL class but I think they'll be good enough for the Championship to be honest...

posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:01 PM
Not good enough. From what I can gather he had one decent game in the caraboel (spelling) cup otherwise look very clumpsy!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:10 PM
Djalo not good enough for the championship. Would struggle in league 1/2 JMO
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:52 PM
Poor quality player,could even struggle in a lower div club.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:39 PM
Your team's as boring as your manager!!!
posted by Bee Bob a lulah (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:46 PM
Fat bob getting it completely wrong again , lol.
posted by Pete (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:47 PM
posted by Bee Bob a lulah (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:53 PM
Yep , you Barnet fans are an annoying herd of knobs , hahaha .
posted by Pete (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:16 PM
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Friday 16th August 2019, 7:34 AM

But we have to establish ourselves when playing away from the Cottage, there can be no better time to play The Terriers, who have not got their act together as yet back in the Championship. I'm looking for Mitrovic to start scoring regularly and a midfield that can also track back to cover our suspect defence. My prediction 1 -2 win for Fulham playing away!
Expecting a boring 0-0 myself so will be pleasantly suprised if you're right ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:04 PM
Hopefully no repeat of the shocker last year up there!
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:42 PM
3-1 incoming COYW
posted by Berg (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:49 PM
I realise there is usually an immediate back to reality for us all the game after a win, but we were one of only two league clubs who never played this week, so should be fresher than Huddersfield. it may take a while, but I am confident we can get a win tonight.last season cant repeat itself- can it?
posted by zambesian (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:19 PM
Huddersfield only included one first team player in their mid week match against Lincoln City, so they will have a fully fit squad for tonight.
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:04 PM
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Myself and two friends had arranged to go up to Huddersfield for tomorrow nights match, but we have just seen the weather forecast, which is dire for the area, so we have decided against it. Luckily w haven't bought any tickets in advance. Has anyone else changed their minds, especially as it's being shown on Sky TV ?
Jesus wept. A bit of rain forecast and you've decided not to travel. You sit in your comfy armchair in front of the tele with your nice cup of horlicks and your slippers you big wooser. meanwhile 20,000 northerners will brave the elements and offer proper support to their team
posted by Terrier (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:38 PM
So whose looking after the ferrets and pigeons while your out with your flat caps and wellies probably drinking that awful stuff you call beer , lol.
posted by Al (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:03 PM
Is the dress code still 1970s up in Yorkshire ?
posted by Mike (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:15 PM
Miners , what miners ?
posted by Maggie (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:19 PM
20,000? Is that because all of the electricity is being used by the floodlights?
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:27 PM
They've got electricity up there now?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:52 AM
They've got loads of Whippets running on a huge hamster wheel to power the floodlights tonight.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:54 AM
I would delete these posts as demographicist but no one will up there will be able to read them because they don't have t'internet yet so I won't bother....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:55 AM
Well said that man..
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:23 AM
How very dare you take the piss out of our Yorkshire friends. Love there tea bags & vets.
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:07 PM
We need to watch out for their strikers though. Arthur Scargill and Zac Dingle upfront. A good pub up there is the Woolpack.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:33 PM
You sad southern shandy drinkers. And when you get up north tell them to there faces what you say behind a key board. Southern sh'''t heads.
posted by paul (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:22 PM
Yorkshire ain't that north go further & say it as it is :) COYW
posted by Berg (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:20 PM
ee by gum, i reckon Paul is rattled and has taken the bait.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:40 PM
Yorkshire tea - is that mor self righteous than all the other teas?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:03 PM
Brown ale tea is TIP TOP
posted by Berg (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:10 PM
Not sure if it's mor self righteous, but it is better than pg tips / typhoo.
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:14 PM
Jesus Christ ! You never seen rain before ! man up, your supports is terrible, what a wuss. man up, rain doesn't hurt you does it ! 19,900 town fans sitting there and dont give one. u should have gone and supported your team instead of sitting in your flat in London and out of the rain. #yourscaredoftherain #ohhtobea
posted by Terrier (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:21 PM
i am i diff persone btw i put that ontop.
posted by Terrier 2 . (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:23 PM
Atleast you got a good slo mo of Mitrevich faking
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In one of the lorry mags. The commercial motor. A recent high court judgement has clarified that using a mobile phone at the wheel is not an offence unless it is proven beyond reasonable that the phone was being used for an [interactive] telecommunications function. It could mean the law is rewritten following the case of director of public prosecutions v Barreto. in which the old bill spotted the bloke filming with his mobile phone while driving past a crash.
No disrespect intended Geez but wtf are you talking about
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:36 PM
just what it says. If you are not talking to any one And using the phone other wise. like filming it not nick able.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:20 PM
Well it should be idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:18 PM
IMPARTIAL do you not read and under stand the printed word. Idiot
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 7:04 PM
The boy imp is an immature school kid !
posted by Jim (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:05 PM
He has a point though Jim. It should be banned and he should have been fined for a) holding a phone whilst driving (for whatever reason) and b)rubber necking and filming an accident. Bloke's a prize d1ck!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:59 AM
Q: How do you casterate an Huddersfield Town supporter? A: Kick his sister in the mouth
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:04 AM
Oops posted in wrong thread. Try the one above.LOL.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:12 AM
Who is Nick Able geez? What stand does Imp have to read under, is it the Hammersmith end?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:51 PM
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The only reason politicions are wishing us to remain is that they would have less time in the Commons bar, They would have to work for a change instead of letting Brussels pass the laws. I think most working class Fulham supporters voted leave and I am still waiting for it to happen. I am an 82 year old pensioner and England was ok before we joined the common market. Even Fulham played better in those days.
Well spoken young man, many would agree with you - though not MST !
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 2:10 PM
This post perfectly sums up a lot of the leave vote, looking back to the past with constant references to World Wars and when Britain had an empire, ruled the waves etc. Time to wake up, look around you and figure out if you have a better position on the world stage as a member of one of the World's most powerful trading blocs or running cap in hand to a deranged president who couldn't give a toss about you. Look at the way the Chinese responded to the foreign secretary's comments on Hong Kong for example. Wouldn't have happened in the old days but that's exactly the point, we're not in the old days any more.
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:15 PM
I will try and treat you with the respect that an 82 year old should merit, but your post is absurd. Politicians are certainly not lazy, even if misguided. Furthermore, Britain in the 1970’s and early 1980’s was a complete basket case. Our economy was shredded and we were bailed out by the IMF. Strikes, 3 day weeks and dirty streets rendered us the ‘Sick man of Europe’ Thatcher’s arrival, together with her project for a Single Market, saw this country begin a renaissance not experienced for decades. Finally, I’m so glad that you are fit and able to write your email, as you would otherwise learn that the hospital which you would be using, would be staffed by Europeans and other nationalities who you would find yourself extremely grateful for
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:18 PM
Talking about Strikes, three day weeks, and dirty Streets - I hear that Brother Corbyn fancis a crack at running the country!!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:55 PM
Or even fancies!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:58 PM
The 3 day week, dreadful time, including limiting wage increases for those few at the bottom who still had a job. Edward Heath Conservative PM in charge. It took joining Europe in a free trade agreement to drag us out of that cesspit. But apparently some hedge fund speculator backed public school elites insist we return to those heady days of poverty and filth.
posted by I remember it (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:59 AM
Rather have Corbyn in power than that lying clown bojo and his circus of Yes Men/Women and turn us into the US's 51st state. bojo would become trumps lil bitch as trump is Putins bitch.The whole brexit has become a farcical sideshow whilst the NHS and crime has been ignored. I voted to leave but given a 2nd chance I'd vote remain. If we stayed the germans and the french will be relieved and I reckon we will get a far better deal if we change our minds and stayed in the EU. Just an opinion.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:39 AM
So NSD another one who would vote to remain if given the second chance " oh yee of little faith" I would happily vote to leave if asked again but sadly more than ever convinced that the word Democracy should be removed from the Oxford dictionary as it would appear that we have as much chance of getting out of Europe as Fulham have of winning the Champios league ! So guess we will simply roll over on our backs and be reminded by Brussels to " just do as your told, keep handing over Billions of pounds " and you can stay in!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:54 PM
Or even Champions league
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:56 PM
Oh noooo! The Brain of Britain is back! I thought horses were brighter than that. Yep, no doubt they are.
posted by Bojo (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:58 PM
Think Champios sounds better. You’re right about the disappearance of Democracy. EU started it, some here now seem to have abandoned it.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:02 PM
M.Lear, you give old folks a bad name, and unfortunately it's people like my 20-something kids that'll have to pick up the pieces from your narrow-minded, Little Englander tropes. Frankly, the Brexit vote should have been restricted to people that actually understood what EU membership was about. Most had/have absolutely no comprehension of what a customs union is; what a single market is; what the so-called '4 freedoms' were all about. The Brexit vote was based on stunning ignorance and now we're about to set the clock back forty years as a result. But hey, that's democracy.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:02 PM
As you say my friend that's Democracy. But have no fear you and the rest of you non believers will soon be back in the EU and being told what you can and can't do. Though just how long this wretched organisation will continue before it implodes is anybody's guess.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:52 PM
never say die: I earned a wholesome amount when you triumphed in the 1954 Epsom derby, steered home by dear old lester, .but I don't support your views on remaining in the corrupt, stifling eu.
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:30 PM
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How's it going so far? Seems it was a wise choice.
Pretty, pretty good finally and getting better...it’s getting better all the time.Hum, hum, hum:)
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:46 AM
There was me thinking that the footie season had started and politics and religion would be left to other forums! Oh well, here we go again!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:56 AM
If the vote went the other way I would have accepted it, remainers seem scared it could work out but no one seems to be actually allowing it to happen. There still could be a referendum in 5 years to rejoin if it doesn’t work out, you think the Eu wouldn’t accept us back in? Just allow me to actually vote for something and have a victory for the first time in my life and not think you are better than me Why shouldn’t we have an Australian points system in our current climate. My dads side of the family were hugenots escaping France for risk of death, they didn’t have a nhs and benefits system we have today. Interesting how Corbyn said to the Irish in 2009 to not join and even if you vote no they will keep asking you to revote until the result goes the other way. His tune seems to have changed about the Eu for Britain
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 11:50 AM
Bit of a sour grapes from pez... "I voted leave, got the result I wanted, the only thing that's making things go wrong are the others are being unfair!"
posted by Brian (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 11:54 AM
I voted leave but the rest of my family voted remain. We go to France a fair bit and guess what all but two will now vote leave too. France is not in a good place and I understand German markets are predicting a recession. Europe desperately need our taxes to help keep them going. Even one of my Irish mates would vote for Irexit which would be great for Ireland.
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:05 PM
Sour grapes all round I guess, nice bit of deflecting there. Look i respect the remain vote but it didnt win. And i dont see why our relationship shuld change with the rest of europe because of it. After the second world war a group was setup to prevent future issues within europe, not to create rules and govern other countries. I could see the rest of europe benefiting by leaving themselves and the whole of europe can still have a good relationship
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:20 PM
100% agree CoJ non-footie banter is fine for holiday banter, but not during term time.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:03 PM
MW, just when you need the twibble twabble bloke to contribute, he buggers off!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:31 PM
Its open to every thing.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:41 PM
Perhaps it should be renamed the Everything Message Board then?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 5:05 PM
Although, I do post the odd joke on here which may not be Fulham related, so I guess I am being a bit of a hypocrite. So if people want to have a mass debate about politics, then crack on and emulate the other mass debaters who sit in parliament! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 5:12 PM
Not all your jokes are odd Chris - some of them are quite funny ...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:42 PM
Made me chuckle Ari me old mate! :) Now stop disturbing me while I am mass debating.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:23 PM
Ah so, you're getting better then. I heard you'd not been feeling yourself lately.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 11:23 PM
Myself on anyone else if truth be told!
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So a medal for him already! Tough life!
The guy's a prick of the first order. In five years time he will be playing for Shrewsbury Town mark my words!
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:31 AM
What Rich you saying Shrewsbury be non league in 5 years
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:40 AM
To refer to a 16 year old as a ‘prick’ is pretty unnecessary and unfortunate. Not suprised ROC you are by your own admission a bit long in the tooth.
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:13 PM
Most of us were pricks when we were 16
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:20 PM
it was bad enough using terms like those by rich when sessegnon was here, but to use it about a 16 year old is simply not on. cant we have banter without having to resort to these jibes?. maybe he will regret moving , time will tell.
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:31 PM
Calling a 16 year old that is well out of order. He is young and may well be ill advised, but he is still a kid in my eyes. If someone referred my 15 year old in that way, I would be having a few words and a bit more with them!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:54 PM
He probably will play in the senior side as much at liverpool as he would have done with us. I didnt actually rate him but liverpool obviously think they can move him up a level. For a 16 year old pretty brave to move away from home up to liverpool. If i did actually think he could have been a top player for us i would have been gutted but just not too sure. Do we know if we were properly compensated or did liverpool steal him off us for pennies
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 1:01 PM
There really is some arseholes on this site(yes YOU, rich from Cambridge)!! He's 16 you idiot....
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:25 AM
ROC that’s a bit strong. He is a kid that has had his head turned. Did you not say some idiotic things when you were 16? Course you didn’t, your doing it now. Awful thing to say about a kid
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:32 AM
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The recent exchanges regarding the current financial plight of teams like, Hull, Barnsley and Bolton versus the money swilling around in the game and, some would say wasted, in football generally, got me thinking. Travel companies have their ABTA and airlines their IATA, whilst the banks, as we all know are always bailed out by the taxpayer. There is also the Bank Deposit Protection Scheme. Credit cards have a Consumer Protection Schemes and numerous other consumer “ insurance “ schemes exist for a host of industries. On this basis why would it not make sense for the FA/ Sky/ BT / Clubs to create their own insurance fund from which monies could be advanced/ loaned to less wealthy clubs that find themselves in temporary financial difficulties. Loans could be on advantageous terms, but would naturally be stringently controlled and would primarily be used to bridge the gap until a more permanent solution could be found, but would have the plus benefit of ensuring clubs would continue to operate and hopefully survive in the long term. Seems to me that most of the clubs that have, down the years, got into to trouble have survived but not before a whole load of grief, people losing their jobs and considerable angst and stress. It requires re-structuring and breathing space to get incompetent owners out, which all takes time. Maybe the ability to draw down from such a fund would alleviate a lot of the problems and ensure continuity for all. It would also help towards a fairer distributions of funds in football generally, as naturally the larger/ richer the club the bigger the contribution. Just an idle thought, what do you think? I’m sure there are lots of ifs and buts, but might work.
Agree 100% and it is kind of what I was alluding to below where clubs should pay a higher regsitration fee to the PL and EFL of which a percentage could be used for just this purpose. You could make it mandatory that TV revenue was taxed in such away that the overspill was used for such an assurance policy.

Far too sensible an idea for the PFA to take it on though ;0)...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 5:00 PM
I’ve heard clubs are talking about putting a fund together also new fit and proper person tests.
posted by Timmy (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 5:08 PM
Agree 100%. These clubs get in trouble financially as well by gambling on promotion. They pay ridiculous salaries to players, fail to get promoted and don’t make these players sign a relegation clause. They then fail to sell the player or players and are stuck with the wages. There should be a cap on wages for players in different leagues. Bonuses should not be given for goals scored or clean sheets, they are paid to score or save. As Brian Clough said when Gary Birtles missed a penalty “I pay him £100 to score a goal, if he misses a pen then I should be able to take £100 off of him. I honestly feel that the foreign players have dominated salaries for years and the home grown players now have parity clauses in their contracts. It’s the clubs who have gone skint due to gambling on promotion. The sponsors can help out but regulations must be stringent.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 6:57 PM
If the world is fair I’d agree. From business point of view - why would Man United put money aside that could save a hundred smaller clubs but the sum of the 100 smaller clubs would not save Man United, even if you multiple by 5 fold. There’s no incentive for the big clubs from a business point of view. Also please not ABTA do not protect the companies - only the customers. They don’t still an airline going bust. So nice thought but it’s not going to work unless FA turn this into a kind of Tax on the rich!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 7:27 PM
John you are missing the point completely. ABTA protects customers, this “ fund “ would be to protect fans primarily. Man U wouldn’t have a choice it would need to be an FA initiative and all clubs would have to contribute a percentage of their turnover or gross income or some such. The fund would be accessible to all contributors, if Man U got into trouble they indeed could avail themselves of available funds. Don’t really expect any top tier club to have go cap in hand, let alone Man U.Unless of course you know something we don’t. Don’t see any business case there mate.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:08 PM
The way to do it is to put a 1% tax on all transfers. With an annual transfer near £1.5bln - the 1% charge would generate 15m per year. I doubt Bury would need any more than 500k to keep it a going concern for a year. I am all for that but I would be against keeping a badly run club forever. So it should only bail out a club with a condition the equity it would buy to bail the club go to a non for profit trust run by the club. Club can buy back the share at any time for say 150% and the money goes back into this fund to bail out clubs.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:54 PM
I meant the trust run by the fans.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:55 PM
Changing the subject to another team sport, it looks like the elite of Formula 1 will survive because they have the might and the money. Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull are the most dominant and the rest are nowhere. Team Williams will eventually disappear just like team India, unless a big business consortium decides to take the business on. Just take a look at F1 now, and how do they help out the rest of the pack? Formula 1 hierarchy have tried various things to try and make things fairer for the rest but no joy. Frank Williams who is too old now and he is not in the best of health is virtually a none existant team boss. This is the way of the world now and only the rich and powerful survives. Back to football matters, and teams like Portsmouth survived and has made an incredible comeback from oblivion. Are Fulham fortunate to have owners like the Khans? The likes of Hull and Barnsley may think so and it depends on who you talk too. Maybe it is not always about a football team. Pubs are closing at a faster rate and there are some problems like closure to businesess and shops linked to football? Leeds are the biggest club around yorkshire and teams like Barnsley are always going to suffer. We are quite fortunate at Fulham with the might of the big boys like Chelsea around us and we are doing alright. Now and again, we will find divvys like a Feix Magath but eventually we get someone decent. I could have wrote this better if i had tried a bit harder but there you go. Owen over and out and i didn't even mention Kamara' oooOOOPPPSSS!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:24 PM
Clubs represent communities and whole towns and cities and act as a barometer to their health and well-being. They should be preserved, whatever it takes, even if it means severely limiting poor owners powers (Rangers in Scotland) and supporting them for the good of all, not just the few. John 15mill does not look anywhere near enough to me. Why a tax on transfers rather than revenue? Could do both I suppose, catch the richer clubs twice.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:27 AM
Why not simply arrange a bank facility for 100 million for use in rescues only and for which ownership is surrendered in return. The facility is underwritten by the PL and administered by a small team of, say, insolvency specialists. Or is that too simple?
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:20 PM
You’re probably right Ari, but I would prefer a system whereby the big boys were made to support the little guys ie. a quasi re-distribution. Which is kind of where the conversation started, namely that Sterling with his apparent 100mill. Nike contract should feel a sense of guilt, because Hull are struggling. Not really logical, but does support the point that the millions in football are in the hands of the few. No Championship player is going to be offered 100 million squid. Not saying Sterling should be penalised for his success, but do feel that the “success breeds success” model does appear to have been overdone. The rich just get richer, the gap greater and the ability to compete diminishes. Bottom line football gets less entertaining, contracts and becomes less inclusive......stagnation and the death of great swathes of the game at grass roots. F*** me I depressed myself:)) Just idle speculation.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 5:01 PM
Distribution or redistribution of wealth is a very slippery slope Morty, much loved by the U.N. and the global warming crowd. A standby draw down facility involves no impost on the PL clubs and would attract little in interest payments if funds are drawn down. For depression I would recommend the barbel tight up to Sunbury weir, although the water may be a bit warm...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:49 PM
Distribution or redistribution of wealth is a very slippery slope Morty, much loved by the U.N. and the global warming crowd. A standby draw down facility involves no impost on the PL clubs and would attract little in interest payments if funds are drawn down. For depression I would recommend the barbel tight up to Sunbury weir, although the water may be a bit warm... OK if you fall in though.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 7:40 PM
That's a weird echo 51 minutes apart. Must be Trump's fault.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 7:43 PM
Ah! Recollections of Sunbury Weir, caught my largest chub there back in the late 70s/80s. Also found a very nice Shimano Baitrunner, always felt a bit guilty that I didn’t take it to the Police Station. No excuses, we handed things in in those days. Better shut up now else CoJ will be slapping our wrists for non football content. Shepperton Weir for good barbel. Take your point on redistribution. NHI contributions kind of work don’t they and I guess the Income Tax system? After a fashion.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:32 PM
Did you catch your chub near a lock ? Lol
posted by Massa (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:31 AM
Nah, but I was quite safe.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:32 AM
A combination of luck and judgement perhaps ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:28 PM
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Southampton H
Huddersfield played last night !!! and again on Friday night ,bit strange but at least we will win by at least 3 goals,did you now there is a shortage of cauliflowers? blame T/k.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1:38 PM
Easy on the sherry Bish
posted by Doris (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1:44 PM
Next week we play Wednesday and Friday so even worse!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:00 PM
Wednesday and Saturday MST. We play Cardiff the following Friday.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:19 PM
Oh yeah!! Thanks Chris! Wishing my life away...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:24 PM
Although the following week I think it could be Carabao Cup and then Cardiff on the Friday?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:28 PM
Look out for my company advertising on the perimeter boards at Cardiff (Mascot Workwear). Apart from all Cardiff's home games, we also have perimeter advertising at Bristol City, Birmingham City, Hull City and Nottingham Forest for the whole season.

FFC was too expensive :0(
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:29 PM
Not for me I’ve been stockpiling them got a shed full !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:09 AM
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See Man city got done a big three hundred and fifteen grand for breaking the rules on signing some kids. And no bans. And i thought money didnt talk.
Chelsea got to be pig sick
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:43 PM
No big deal small fine city. Players installed before ban ditto Chelsea
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:01 AM

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