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Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 7:06 AM



 
Marlon to Fulham deal confirmed - it’s gonna be completed soon. €15m to Sassuolo [part of the fee will go to Barcelona] and personal terms agreed. Anyone seen him play?
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 6:59 AM



 
If you can believe the press (you can't), we are interested in almost every CB who fits our too low budget. I can only see one guy, Juan Foyth at Spurs, who is worth a punt. Just down the road, easy enough to talk. I've had another look at our fixture list to November and think that we need to get 2 CB this week, if we are to have any chance of winning a game or two.
 
 
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Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 5:11 AM



 
QPR, along with half the Championship sides at the weekend, didn't "take the knee" before their game against Coventry. Les Ferdinand has put up a strong defence of the team's decision. Sanjay Bhandari from Kick it Out agreed that there needed to be a focus on real change and the game should be talking about solutions, not symbols. Well done both. However the PL will continue this empty gesture because it was decided by team captains and only they can change it. Will whoever is our captain be first to break ranks?
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Good post, Arizonan. Too much of life today turns on symbols without substance. Example, Lewis Hamilton. Always has a union jack to hand but how much does he contribute to our tax man? If only we had a government that could create a fairer society, which means taxing extreme wealth and penalising the scroungers. Seems that greed and envy are out of the shadows.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 6:35 AM
 
 
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Monday 21st September 2020, 11:11 PM



 
I own a NFL and a premiership team. Look at me. Me me me me me me.
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Oh dear. Bad vibes and bad grammar all in one short sentence.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:28 PM
 
Sorry Vin. I don't believe it.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 6:23 AM
 
 
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Monday 21st September 2020, 10:24 PM



 
When you were last relegated you conceded 81 goals this year you may possibly set a new record. Then at least you would be in pub quizzes.
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Another new record over 100 mlil for being in prem. what price failure !!! Wonder what little bees will earn this year
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 10:28 PM
 
You still here. I see the rats deserted the sinking ship or in your case canoe, you couldn't even hang onto Wally Otkins.
posted by small brentford (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:18 PM
 
Len The 100m you speak about has certain caveats and with this virus, and all its connotations Fulham and other clubs will be lucky to see half of that amount,add together the cost of the dross you have purchased,and an increase in overall wages you will once again make a loss,and be relegated,yes we Bees made a hash of the last 3 games but if we were promoted i am sure we would have put up a fight. Your purchases,manager,training methods are a joke. the only bright spark at Craven cottage is when the Khans convert the riverside stand to luxury flats.
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:21 PM
 
At least we would be in a pub quiz instead of being forgotten.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 12:50 AM
 
Better to have loved and lost than to never of loved at all.
posted by Bitter bee (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 1:16 AM
 
Better by far to get the quote right and sort your grammar out. Write properly, this is a Premier League board, not the Hounslow gazette. They do have schools in Hounslow, don't they?
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 5:00 AM
 
Hounslow Chokers at it again , lol !
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Monday 21st September 2020, 9:01 PM



 
Someone please tell me this is a smokescreen to take the interest away from who we really want. We don't need any more midfielders surely.
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a versatile player who could be coming in as a CB reportedly priced at £5m
posted by wesley (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 1:50 AM
 
 
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on the bbc news story about there owner.
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At least I think the Khan money is from all those millions of bumpers he’s made! Chelsea’s??
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 8:16 PM
 
Our chairman is an immigrant who made a bundle. Clever, hard working or what? You have to admire his achievement. So his son may be a wanker. It happens!
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 6:40 AM
 
 
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The Craig Dawson rumour won’t go away ....And also Marlon who looks a decent player but is not the quickest.....so with Dawson and Marlon we would have the the slowest centre back pairing which is far from good. Our transfer targets are really third and fourth choices .....I doubt we are going to do the business required and with Parker remaining at the realm with this squad it really isn’t looking good ...
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Anyone who thinks Marlon is the answer to our prayers should watch the Sassuolo v Bologna 2018/19 highlights on YouTube. Bologna scored a goal because Marlon, who was playing on the right of defence, was caught on the wrong side of the attacker, did not compete well enough for the ball in the air, and allowed his man to nod it down for a teammate to score. We have enough players who do that, we desperately need an upgrade. Dan Burn would be a far better option.
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 7:44 PM
 
Tarkowski and Dunk would be the two buys around 60 million which would keep us in the Prem!
posted by Tony R - Monday 21st September 2020, 8:15 PM
 
Is there anyone we are not trying to sign !!
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 8:18 PM
 
Nice to dream TonyR if only them two would come let’s get Messi as well
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:46 PM
 
So if parker goes do you assume things will change regarding transfers
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 10:31 PM
 
 
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I heard this on Sky today. Anguissa looks a standout player one could build a team around. Is there a problem between Anguissa and Parker? I just hope we keep our best player in my opinion. (short one)...
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If we’re ever going to sign 2 quality CH’s & maybe co-striker, we’re gonna have to hold a fire sale. First in line Anguissa, then Seri and that crap ‘keeper. Maybe £45 - £50k all in - which should buy a couple of decent CH’s.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 7:26 PM
 
Why would you think there was a problem between Anguissa and Parker? Parker picks him all the time, he did before relegation and he has since he's come back. Now Seri, that's a different story, he is obviously not wanted.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:04 PM
 
Parker likes him so do the Khans he rather be at a bigger club
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:49 PM
 
Why should there be problem??
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A collection of all OWEN's post would probably be enough for a novel. It wouldn't be a good novel but it would get on the shelves of The British Library. Might also help the many bedtime readers needing help to nod off. I feel that the printing costs would outweigh any royalties.
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Owen is a diamond , always enjoy his posts.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 2:48 PM
 
It might also make the Guinness Book of Records as the most drivel in one place... oh wait, the Bible...
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Could we try a cheeky bid. He would be a real upgrade.
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You must be joking , over rated big head !
posted by H (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 12:10 PM
 
We need workers not shirkers
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 1:26 PM
 
Yeah, I'd much rather have AK or The Decorator any day.... NOT!
posted by Hints - Monday 21st September 2020, 1:38 PM
 
Maybe on a computer game but this has no chance of happening in real life
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 1:38 PM
 
An absolute no. Most selfish overrated player to wear an England shirt.
posted by Tony R - Monday 21st September 2020, 2:02 PM
 
Dele Ali? The epitomy of everything wrong with football today....a brilliant youngster who came through at MK Don's then sold his soul to Tottenham and lost his way, he's got money now but his joy and enthusiasm for the game have gone. I fear that Ryan Sessenong is on the same path...GET OUT OF THERE IF YOU CAN RYAN... you're better than Spurs.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:32 PM
 
 
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We’ve been written off by almost all pundits, and probably many loyal fans in here too! I think they are all a bit premature to jump to that conclusion after 2games. Fulham are always a slow season starter and when you are still building the team, it will take even longer. We also judged us against two very good teams with serious pace, which unfortunately is our big weakest at the moment. But the season has another 36 games and the objective, frankly, is just to be the best of the worse. Similarly to Villa last season. Like us there are 6-7 teams without any points, we just need to get our nose infront of this group to stay up. I certainly haven’t written us off and I believe Parker like last season has the football brain to keep us up! So don’t listen to the likes of Sutton or Merson!
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Going to be difficult when we need to score three or four goals just to draw. As you write though, we are not alone and as prviously indicated, the newly promoted clubs have shipped 22 goals between them in just two games and Leeds that same as Fulham with seven...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:55 AM
 
The rumours are we after two decent centre backs that will make a difference. A companion or deputy for Mitro is needed he is not invulnerable and none of our other "strikers" look like goals scorers.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:03 AM
 
btw i was very impressed by Tete on Saturday. comfortable on the ball and looks like he can be a good premier league player! Could be or first decent right back since Freddie.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:19 AM
 
Going to be tough would not say we’ve played to good teams Leeds were poor can’t defend like us
posted by DMK (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 1:30 PM
 
Let’s get real Leeds are on this evidence not good enough to survive Wba the same saints the same ffc ditto. Could. Go on for three more teams Long way to go still time for couple of players in all to play for
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Our defence had moments where they were completely out of shape which coincided with Hector going AWOL . On a number of occasions he came out way to far chasing the ball leaving Ream or Odoi stranded with two men (or three) to mark , making it simple for the opposition to pass through our remaining backs . Under Roy we kept a very rigid back four , which seemed to work .
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Ream didn't play Saturday and maybe it is Ream that keeps Hector in check? Odoi is a maverick at the back and plays like he is an attacking midfielder so with Hector playing with no discipline either we were just an accident waitng to happen....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:59 AM
 
These players are not top draw,but the way they play surely must be down to the coaching,trouble is many on here cannot see what is blindingly obvious.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 10:03 AM
 
I’m sure the coaching team ,the manager ,the owner ,can see what’s blindingly obvious....but when players go onto the pitch and aren’t playing well there’s little the manger can do ...especially if it’s a keeper or a centre back ...and we know Roy’s a great manager and one of his strengths is drilling teams to defend ....but Roy’s gone so get over it ...and I’m sure the club are searching for ...a striker and a centre back ,problem is so are most of the teams in the division .... The fact is the club are not going to sack Parker this week and they are not going to bring big Sam in or any other dinosaur that keeps being put forward on this site ....And I’m sure the owners would prefer us not to get relegated again even though people on this site seem to think that’s there ‘plan ‘ ... I’m not sure what some of you thought would happen when we got in the top division ,it’s going to be a struggle ,Parker likes our team to play with the ball that’s what he believes in and that’s going to be tough in this division ...but it’s ridiculous to say he doesn’t have a plan ...he does it’s just that lots of people on this site don’t like it ...they would rather Roy’s approach or perhaps bang the ball forward and hope that something happens !… that’s not going to happen is it because that’s not Parker’s approach ...so the coaches ,the manager etc need to learn fast and so do we ...nothings going to change over night, it’s going to be a slog !
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 10:29 AM
 
Hear, hear!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 21st September 2020, 10:31 AM
 
Hector in the Championship became used to covering the inadequacies of the remainder of the defence. That will not work in the Premier so we need a companion for Hector and a deputy. The new left and and right sided defenders look like an upgrade. Reed and Anguissa must be the prime support for the defence. If Parker is going to play Kamara he must teach how to defend and explain his responsibilities to defend. When we do not have the ball everyone, but Mitro, show be behind the all covering all space and advancing players. This is all basic stuff but this discipline was lacking in the first two games. I would always keep Mitro up as that means at least two opposition will need to stay with him and it give us an attacking outlet when we are under pressure. I am not the manager but these things are basic and obvious things that the players must all commit to put into practice.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:25 AM
 
Good post Markrightback, Parker knows the way he wants to play, to achieve this he needs the right players. Sometimes you have to change the system during the game if the opposition works you out. Experienced players can adapt quickly and this in turn encourages team mates. Two centre backs would be nice, an additional striker would be great. The season has just started, its the same for most clubs, they are all looking for defensive players. Parker has a plan and he knows what he needs, he deserves time.
posted by Gaz - Monday 21st September 2020, 11:44 AM
 
What MST said about maybe Ream been what keeps the rest of defence in position. I wondered the same thing about Rodak, cos the whole defence improved when he first won his place in the team.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 12:24 PM
 
I thought the same about Schwartzer. Our team fell apart when he left. He was so vocal and good at organising his defence. he was also so dominant in the air. We lack both these things these days.
posted by O David (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 12:46 PM
 
We are all agreed we need a tall left sided CD what about Dan Burn of Brighton and Hove Albion ?!!
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 4:45 PM
 
Have watched all the home games and 50% of away games under parkers managership,his one dimensional play just about worked last season,but the premiership managers are much more savvy with a greater technical knowledge and ability,so i believe we will be thrashed time, and time again. he should be completing his managerial apprenticeship first. This league is no place for a rookie especially one who only has one method of play,and cannot seem to adapt to different situations,this I know will upset many of the parker fan club, but under this manager/coaching regime,to quote corporal Frazer we are doomed.
posted by old guy (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 6:52 PM
 
Whatever happened to Zak knight ??? Him and burn had one thing in common a garenteed mess every game must admit. Rather liked burn
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Buckle-up fulhamites' this coming week now to the near end of the transfer season will be crucial to which way our season flows. We desperately need a center-back to calm our jittery defense and an experience forward would do nicely also. My mind and thinking cannot venture any further than Jonathan Tah and my reasons for going after this guy is so basic it is unbelievable, and we are desperate! I know very little about Tah and the little i know comes from a google source and that is it! There is a little right back tearing up the Brighton right flank right now and he is being bigged up as sensational. It doesn't really matter what position a new player comes into a new team, what really matters and what fans care about is an impact and a spark of hope. Especially for the smaller clubs outside the top 6. Sometimes, just that one player can ignite a much-needed confidence boost to a team lacking in confidence. I don't know if we can secure Tah or if we even have him on our radar still? If so, this guy will cost a packet simply because there are 6 and a dozen clubs after the same thing. We have taken Ream out of the equasion and a lot of fans are relieved about that but sadly, it changes nothing. It now looks like Ream is not our biggest problem. Our problem is that we are stage-struck, star-struck, and it looks like we still harbor the same fear of the prem same as 2 years ago. There is a glimmer of hope, there is a light flickering in this team, if only we can piece together the jigsaw. Anguissa is on fire, but he needs more help. We need to be careful with him because he looked like he had a little cramp out there against Leeds? The guy is putting in a double shift, and i think Parker needs to find solutions to help him. Tom Cairney can be the solution if we can build his confidence. I still think that Cairney can be a big player for Fulham, but we first need to find a spark from someone, anyone will do. Onomah can find his groove again, but how do we build up these guys who are down at the moment? These questions call for experience and the harsh reality is that Scotty will need to find something. I like the spark in Kebano but sadly it just ain't enough. The quality the premiership demands is so crucial. At 4-3 and minutes running out, we have to nail it, not post it. (shot hit the goal post) There are so many dynamics going on in this Fulham team that isn't working and i am pick ing out a little. Kamara is playing the winger and he is doing over-time tracking back and not a lot makes sense at the moment. Find somebody with the confidence of Berbatov, a Rodney Marsh?, etc. Fulham have traditionally welcomed some seasoned pro's that can make an impact and inject some much needed confidence. The Premiership is likened to the big Arena of Rome, and we need a Sparacus to revive our team at the moment. Could this big guy 'Tah' be that man? It will cost us a fortune, but hey' we are in the prem now. 'GO' GO' GET SPARTACUS' JONATHAN TAH'!!!!!!!!
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Would be nice if they all put their hands up and said “ I am Spartacus “
posted by Rob (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:34 AM
 
Would be nice if Owen made a post that didn't take three weeks to read and decipher ;0)))
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We have only played two games and let in 7 goals. Everyone except that is the management team at Fulham know that we need at least 2 premiership quality centre half's and have done since we were promoted last time. Bryon good going forward but does not think like a defender. Watching the games against Arsenal and against Leeds the defensive coaching has not got a clue on how to defend, the organisation was poor, this has been Fulham's problem for years with the exception of Tigana and Hodgkins. Games are won in the penalty area by good defending and good finishing all with PACE. Not by pretty football and lots of possession. There exceptions to this like Man City, even though they have great skill they lost the Title because of a poor defence. There is still time, three Quality proven players One in attack and two in defence we have a chance, if not we will be chasing promotion again next season.
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Hodgkins ?
posted by T (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 7:43 PM
 
The next 5 games are critical,if we do not strengthen the defence we will be lucky to amass 5 points from a possible 15. AV = draw, Wolves = loose, Shef U = draw CP = loose, WBA = win = = 5pts any other permutations.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 10:01 PM
 
Make you right kyne as from Monday week our season needs to kick of at the moment we are in touch Long way to go DONT PANIC
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I’m glad we don’t have Chelsea’s defence - awful
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WE Have
posted by Fulham Boy (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 7:28 PM
 
Watching Burnley and compare us in the Air we are poor on both sides. Tony needs to develop stats that include good Headers.
posted by sammy (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 8:36 PM
 
Lots of poor defenders in Premiership Southampton let in 5 today Burnley 4 , us WBA Leeds letting loads in West Ham not looking great. Who’s gonna sort there defence out first. I live in hope
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Have just read a report where in one of yesterdays matches OSCAR was named M.O.T.M,it stated he constantly coved the full length of the pitch with no apparent sign of exhaustion just what we need in defense.OSCAR is a alpaca who escaped from a field and wandered on to a pitch where a match was in progress..Parker when asked to comment said we only want wingers or midfielders our defence being as solid as any in the premiership.
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Don't believe Parker said that idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:25 AM
 
 
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Linked with Craig Dawson .....one of the worst centre backs I watched last season....slow, cumbersome and caught out of position....no hope for us if he arrives
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And where did that little gem come from.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 3:48 PM
 
I have just watched the game on TV, with a couple of Brighton fans, who were really worried about the upcoming season, and they expecting to lose at Newcastle but after today, it was smiles all around, apart from me, as I was expecting Brighton to lose as well, and my bookie is now £5 richer. Watching the game though, it looks we have dodged the bullet by not signing either Wilson or Fraser, who looked no better than we have already.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 4:07 PM
 
I’ve read Dawson one we want loan Watford want. Also read just made 15m bid for CB called Marlon plays in Spain don’t know anymore about him , had never heard of him before
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 5:29 PM
 
Sorry Watford want to sale rather than loan
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 5:30 PM
 
Tariq Lamptey the young right-wing-back on loan from Chelsea? Is this one we missed? This little guy is a proper footballer with speed, guts, the lot. This guy is going places..
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 5:54 PM
 
Lamptey is a. Brighton player, left Chelsea because he wanted more game time. Cost Brighton 2.9 Mill. Chelsea must be gutted.
posted by Gaz - Sunday 20th September 2020, 7:29 PM
 
Personally if I was with them Brighton fans I would have been happy to Newcastle were awful !!! Have to say what I’ve seen so far Defensively there are some average defences not just ours apparantly we are looking at central defenders AND WE ARE NOT BOTTOM NOW onwards. And upwards get some points now stay with the pack COYW
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:17 AM
 
That Brighton full back is very good Presume chelski. Felt they had a better one in his place to be fair There current one shows promise
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Onwards and upwards late pen at saints. Cost us
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What a funny league this is, you don't have to play, but then someone else gets beaten and you move up a place in the table. If we stopped playing for a couple of weeks we might end up half way ! ! After watching the Saints v Spurs match it seems that our defence is not quite so bad after all, and it looks like most clubs have troubles at the back. Manchester Untd for example are looking for a new CB, and a striker, so we are up against higher bidders, so it's going to be hard to entice players into our squad, when United are in there as well.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 3:25 PM
 
And here lies the conundrum Mick, a lot of clubs around us will be chasing center-halfs from the same pool of players offered. Parker and Khan will need to use their best lines from charm school to get players down here now...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 5:59 PM
 
Been saying for ages CB a dieing breed
posted by DMK (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 6:53 PM
 
At this rate we will be out of bottom three next. W/E who said it was going to be hard !!!!
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We’re 3rd from bottom now! Things are looking up! And we scored 3 come on you lot say something positive all the same old comments about Parker. Nobody mentioned how poor Leeds defence is they’ve let in more than us!
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Reckon leeds defence will see them relegated worse than ours.
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 2:02 PM
 
How sad to see posters stating we are onwards and upwards when we have achieved nothing
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 2:04 PM
 
If we were better defensively everyone on here would be buzzing. This isn't an overnight thing, our teams defending has been terrible since 2014 (check goals against, season by season) not sure if its the coaching or the ability of the players. Attacking wise we are always fine. if you keep clean sheets you win football matches!
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 2:08 PM
 
Just to add I really do think hector could be a world class defender at the top level but he needs someone beside him
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 2:10 PM
 
Judging by what I've been watching this weekend everybody has defensive problems, seems it's a dying art. No need to panic we have games coming where we'll pick up points. Spurs looked 2nd best in 1st half at Southampton and wind up winning 5-2.... it's a funny old game!
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 2:15 PM
 
Someone INSIDE Hector most definitely, 1 a football brain 2 ability.
posted by putney pete (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 3:07 PM
 
Why do people compare our back line with other teams back lines. Every other team is different. And play different to other teams. Or are we making excuses for our lot.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 3:42 PM
 
Only 2 games,anyone who thinks we’re far worse than others,Saints let in 5 Newcastle 3 down home to Brighton your not telling me you can predict how the tables gonna take shape! Long season hardly any rest from last season,this is going to be the strangest season I predict lots of goals and freak results!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 3:51 PM
 
Regardless of how they play at the end of the game goals conceded that Often determines positions and a few teams definitely have problems leeds ffc saints wba Newcastle to name five. And the week two games aren’t over yet
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:32 AM
 
Only kidding kyne dont get out of. Your Pram!!!!!
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Same old comments every day. Poor defence, no support for Mitro. Side, side, back, Victor Sylvester. Well, having watched both games so far, the second half team v Leeds was our best so far, basically in the manner in which, as a unit, they decided that to win we have to attack. But unless SP stops pissing into the wind, that is sees that Hector and Adoi will not save us and buys a forward who will run and turn defenders, the same old comments will continue.
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Willie you remember Victor,
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 1:40 PM
 
Cant make out why khan gave s/p a 3 year contract on the strength on promotion,jumped the gun i think, if he dumps him now at what cost?cant wait for a to bigger gap to appear in tables , does no one on the board understand we need a class c/b at any price,anda striker, check the championship see whats about,who does our scouting alan carr?.We will leak goals every week and give all a big laugh as we did last season .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 1:42 PM
 
Parker has to toughen up the squad, he's needs to follow Roy's example, train them on the basics and keep repeating until it sinks into their little brains to improve awareness and this will reduce the unforced errors. Fitness is also lacking and this must improve to compete in this Division. We all seen how slow we build moves, I suppose that could to ensure Mitro is up with play. Inverted wingers don't work, Tete has provided 2 crosses which have lead to Mitro's headed goals. Cavaleiro or Knockaert as inverted wingers are a waste of time. In fact I would play Bryan as LMF with Robinson behind him at LFB. To play on your natural side either left or right must speed up play and that's the only way to unlock defenses . Then perhaps Parker could go into the next press conference with a more positive attitude.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 1:53 PM
 
Slow, Slow, Quick Quick Slow. Hammersmith Palace and all that !
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 5:30 PM
 
Hammersmith Palace ?
posted by T (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 7:45 PM
 
Got the Hammersmith bit right !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:39 AM
 
Or Chrystal palace !!! seen a lot of that there by our lads
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 9:41 AM
 
Hammersmith Palais, now that brings back memories , John Travolta , eat your heart out !
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 10:37 AM
 
Yes geezer. Are we same generation? dob 1938. And Joe Loss at the Palais. Good days for sure.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 1:21 PM
 
Jo loss was never in same class a the great ted heath, check teds players all superb musicons, i could name most of them but joe , nope!! only his singers, rose, ross, and larry.And of course shemp!!!
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 1:37 PM
 
Saw the great Ted Heath In concert. His band went to the states and wowed em. Remember a few of them . Don Lusher,Johnny Hawkesworth, Ronnie Verral, Some of the greatest musicians this country ever had. Probably wouldn’t have won ‘ Britain’s got talent though !!!!!!!!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 21st September 2020, 3:00 PM
 
Do you feel we should have sacked him instead !!!
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I am a regular (very) on this forum but I find it very tiring and depressing to come and read the posts here every time we lose! Too many fans over react in here. It could be passion but for me, it’s tiring. I Continue hoping to find some positivity!
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good night john
posted by chris (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 11:16 AM
 
I’m afraid that there is no chance of your depression ending anytime soon
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 11:22 AM
 
When we lose we are the pits, when we win we are the second coming. The truth lies somewhere in between but most fans are emotionally driven. We must play a whole game with high intensity for the whole game, reducing the errors to a minimum and we will win whoever the opposition. So far we have played in good and bad spurts, giving the opposition the initiative.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 20th September 2020, 12:04 PM
 
Spurs up and running, our turn next!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 1:47 PM
 
When Southampton lost 0-9 at home to Leicester last season they didn't give up, and neither should we. We will not tear up any trees this season, but we will win some and lose some, like most of the sides in this topsy-turvy league. Wow, just watched Southampton lose to Spurs, and we thought that we had defensive problems.
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Cavaleiro Kamara should be sold and we should buy Josh King . As we have signed Bryan for 3 years if and when he when he plays he should play on the left wing because he can at least cross the ball contrary to Cav and Kam. the new signing Robinson should be allowed to establish himself at left back and hope he can defend better than Bryan . Ream thank you for your service but you now need to play in the lower level American League and we need to sign a big left footed CD ideally with Premiership experience . SP should have had all the players he wants in situ for the Arsenal match and he should know his best side by now !
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A post I entirely agree with.
posted by Jacko (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 12:01 PM
 
Great sentiment but we can't force players to come here if they don't want to
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 12:33 PM
 
Personally I would try to get kongolo and Dan burn back, never understood why we sold burn. Plenty of premier league experience now. Kongolo looked good against city before his injury in the cup. don’t ask you don’t get. Other than that doubt we could get smalling and Jones from manure lol
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How ridiculous that Merson on Sky said Bryan dived for our penalty and he should have been sent off. Some of these ex football pundits really aren’t the brightest. If anything Bryan tried to ride the challenge but Koch’s leg caught him late on ......and of course it was a stupid tackle to try and make in the first place if you are not sure you going to get there first. Unfortunately so many ex players don’t really seem to know what is going on and certainly most don’t even understand the rules/laws/interpretations of the games. Far too many unintelligent people involved in football.
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Agree entirely but there is also another element to this and that is most pundits, commentators and media have a downer on fulham. They only ever talk about the opposition. Check out newspapers after a game and we only ever get a tiny mention even if it’s a big review.
posted by Philmidd (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:12 AM
 
Joka, you are so right. I am fed up with football pundits, Shearer and Wright included, making inane comments when it comes to penalties. One of their favourite comments is "that it was a soft penalty". One of Shearer's favourite comments is where a striker has been shepherd away from a good goal scoring position and then fouled near the by line whilst still in the penalty area. He will say " no he wasn't going anywhere". In my opinion referees are far too lenient and if they gave penalties for the numerous fouls committed by defenders, when they are defending a corners, then it would stop attackers being pushed and hauled to the ground. The referee got both penalties correct yesterday although Bryan's was very obvious and utterly stupid. When will players learn! The same applies to managers as it the case of the WBA manager being sent off. Managers cannot approach and argue with the referee and I suspect the referee warned him before sending him off.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:26 AM
 
Merson is always making rude comments about us. He was the one who described us as pointless. A crude ignorant man is only on television because he is crude and ignorant.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:30 AM
 
Don’t agree that most Pundits have a ‘ down’ on Fulham. more than one of them ‘ praised them for battling back against Leeds. But when you defend like we are at the moment you are quite rightly open to criticism!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:37 AM
 
I wasn't able to watch yesterdays match live, so I watched MOTD with some trepidation, thinking that we were going to be absolutely awful, as some posters on here were saying, and I know that it was only the highlights, but what I saw wasn't half as bad as I thought, and we seemed to play very well at times and the guts shown in the fight back was good to see. However when the so called experts were summing up the game afterwards, including our own Danny Murphy, they showed the Leeds goals, commenting how well taken they were, but then totally ignored talking about either of our goals, both of which were well taken. Why do the MOTD lot take great delight in running us down, and then even when we do win, which we will do quite a few times this season, it won't be how well we played, but the opposition had an off day, and they don't usually give goals away like that. Typical.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 10:07 AM
 
The answer to all your posts is tell sky that you dont want there contracts and why. That why i dont use them.
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 11:15 AM
 
It's quite obvious why we are run down in the media. It's the media! We had al Fayed for a longtime and they hated him and therefore us. Simple really. Media is always completely bias and bs. Why bother listening or reading
posted by Paul24FFC (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 11:38 AM
 
Don’t fret Mersons brain has been messed up by the booze. Sky have taken pity on him. - ignore
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 5:31 PM
 
Merson was just bitter because he had a bet on Leeds to win by three. He’s a complete melt.
posted by Luka (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:19 PM
 
In the main we are definatley the pundits enemies on radio to merson never had a good word for us. They should have got rid of him. And kept one of the others had to miss saturdays. Game for an important appointment commentater so rude towards. Mitro said he done little maybey but he done what mitro does scored two goals that’s good enough. For me !!!
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We all know (except TK) that we need two more defenders to achieve anything in this league but again we are hanging about signing any. The longer we leave it the more difficult it will be. Players listen to pundits, keep losing and they will look elsewhere, we will end up with some sub standard unknown centre back who has no experience at top level. All through last year we have known what the problem is and yet we still didn’t make moves to sort the problem out as a matter of urgency. Yesterday’s game highlighted our dilemma. Hector is not a leader defensively and is at times too casual, he is giving the ball away far too much, he gives away silly free kicks in dangerous areas. An experienced player next to him will help him immensely. Humping the ball up to the front men is fine at times if your centre forward is quick enough to challenge for the ball, Mitro is not this man, he needs someone next to him who can chase down the opposition defence. AK is left on the wing and spends most of his game time covering the Poor defence and tracking back, this leaves Mitro isolated. Cav was also not very good and keeps running across the pitch rather than go forward and getting a cross in the box where Mitro is at his best. We have to build from the back before it is too late.
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Yes Gaz there is a lot wrong .....and top players will not want to come anywhere near us.....fuelled by dumb pundits laughing at us. Foyth rumoured that he might be interested.....that would be a decent signing but we need so much more.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:02 AM
 
We are still a very attractive club to join and we all know there might be three worse teams than us this season but we have to get things right quickly. The owner will have to dig deep .....Villa spent heavily last season and just survived we will have to do the same.....all this rubbish about spending big gets you nowhere should read spending big on rubbish gets you nowhere spending big sensibly gets you survival.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 9:07 AM
 
 
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Parker’s post match comments.......by his own admission he alludes the players just aren’t good enough at this level and there is little coaching he can do to remedy it. I agree partly with what he said, top players see danger like a sixth sense and our players don’t. However, good coaching and team shape can help players cover this deficiency. Yesterday (and not just yesterday) our team shape without the shape was non existent and for professionals at this level that is a critical failing. As I have stated if we don’t bring in at least four big players we will be relegated with Parker.....alternatively if those players don’t come in we need a coach that can coach this very average squad of players. We mustn’t become the laughing stock of the league like last time and we are heading that way.
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Should read “Without the ball”
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Man Utd losing to Palace will raise more eyebrows in the football world than Fulham losing every week sadly to say. If only Solskjaer had snapped up Zaha when he had the opportunity last year? This is where Roy Hodgeson played a master-stroke by pricing Zaha out of reach everyone would say. What was it? 80 million? Scott Parker and Solskjaer are young managers operating on different budget scales. I think the problem with utd buying Zaha was pride. Zaha was let go by utd and they were reluctant to pay a high price for one of their own who they let go. This is proving a costly mistake for utd and a severe lack of patience with a talented young player. Fulhams budget for recruitment is not so grand, even with our booty from our playoff win. I disagree that Fulham is not so attractive for big-time players, we are in the prem, we are located in London, and we have a big booty to compete in the transfer market. Our problem is that we are continually muscled out of the market by teams like Villa, Crystal Palace, and Sheff utd etc. Man utd fans say they need a good center-half and a Striker. So do we at Fulham, and maybe half a dozen clubs in the prem. Our big problem going in the market now after these opening games is that any half-decent striker available now, will cost us a packet. Josh King? How much now? King is age 28 and he will want the best deal possible to end his career, and why not? We need to gamble on guys such as josh king and hope his fitness don't come into question. Unless there is an unknown foreign player out there that everyone has overlooked? What are the odds on that? Parker v Solskjaer, who is better? Solskjaer is also young and he is operating on a bigger budget than Parker. There are bigger star players under Solskjaer and yet he cannot get the best from them. Pogba has recently won a world cup, yet he is rubbish at utd? I think that Scott Parker will prove to be the better manager in time. The problem with timeis, will Parker get the luxury of enough time in the prem?
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Good post Owen. Quite right in the situation regarding Zaha. And as the old saying goes ‘ Pride comes before a fall’ Man U should have welcomed him back with open arms. As Spurs have with Bale
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Shopped 7 so far. We will not survive with a defence that is not working..
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‘Shopped ‘ 7 so far? - Are you a covid marshall ?
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 20th September 2020, 7:17 AM
 
You don’t rat on your friends !
posted by Good Fella (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 8:18 AM
 
Blast it!... Pedictive Text.. Should have been shipped. Sorry
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Unlike many of our fickle supporters I consider our team should be given time to adjust. I said at the start of the season we would know our fate after the first six matches and was inform by some that was insufficient time to make a judgement. However, I note that some posters have thrown in the towel after just two games and whilst I agree that today's performance does little to inspire confidence I believe there is still time to resolve the problem. My main concern is whether our coaching staff are incompetent or are the players too thick to absorb the instructions. Going back to the 40's and 50's, pre the arrival of the Hungarian masters, we played a simple system of 2, 3 and 5 with the half backs supporting the forwards when attacking and the inside forwards falling back to assist the defence. Everyone knew what to do but with the arrival of the Hungarians and being thrashed 6-3 at Wembley and losing the return 7 - 1, the game which Jezzard was unfortunately was called up, the FA decided we needed to change and adapt and the old system went out of the window. Many different systems were and have been tried and the top teams have been successful in changing and becoming proficient, normally under the tuition of top class coaches/manager many of them foreign. Fulham proved very successful under Tigina but I am afraid the current players are unable to play any worthwhile system and unless these changes very quickly we have major problems. Either Parker and the coaching staff are at fault or the players are incapable of understanding whart is required of them. In my humble opinion the single biggest contributing factor was the abolition of the simple offside rule of which the late great Brian Clough said " if a player isn't interfering with play he shouldn't be on the pitch " Sorry for doing an Owen
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Good post Big Boy! It should be back to basics for our dunces of footballers. Bamfords goal was a basic through-ball to him, nothing special there. Bamford looks all of a sudden like a seasoned prem player because we ball-watch too much. It is almost like we are star-struck by the prem? Funnily enough, if the Kebano shot had gone in off the post? Or Mitrovic had latched on to the volley correctly? The pundits would have picked this game as an exciting thriller to the premiership, but they would also put money on both teams to go down. Leeds also have a crap goal difference by the way...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:28 PM
 
It is still to soon to judge as if two really good centre backs come in we will be a very different team. The real problem is the players we have do not seem to realise we need to give maximum intensity and concentration to the whole match. Any lapses at this level you are punished. What you get away with almost always in the Championship you will rarely get away with in this League. Parker needs to hammer this into the players head until they hurt.
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Making Arsenal look bang average. We made them look like Bayern Munich
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I thought that Arsenal looked like potential champions last week, but tonight they look no more than ordinary. It's a funny old game.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:45 PM
 
 
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Parker said post-match that due to Leeds pressing/man-marking system, he chose players who could dribble by their markers. Great thought, Scottie. Except first, they need to get the ball and control it, and then they need to pass it to someone once they beat their man. Onomah, Cav and Abou are more physically imposing, but far less skilled with an actual football than TC and Bobby and Neeskens. Scott got it backwards, that’s our B team he started, those three belong in the Cup match Wednesday. Lemina should’ve also been introduced in the Cup - he clearly wasn’t ready. It’s okay to lose to the top 6 due to quality. Our squad is just as talented as Leeds, if not more. This loss is about Bielsa vs Parker, both team and tactics.
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Maybe we should consider bringing Seri back ! after all we pay his wages and maybe he will be better second time around like Anguisssa
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:32 PM
 
It worked for Anguissa by loaning him out. I can't see the harm in giving Seri another go, that scorcher against Burnley sticks in my mind. Sometimes intelligent players need more intelligent players around them???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:52 PM
 
Seri is better than anything else we have. So, a team that could compete might look like Areola, Tete, Bryan, (two new centre backs), Reed, Anguissa, Seri, (new wide player, Babel?), Cavaleiro, Mitrovic.......and of course it becomes a team that doesn’t resemble the core of last season. It was always clear to me that the team needed wholesale changes because last seasons team just isn’t good enough for the PL. But we also need a coach who can manage these changes effectively.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 8:19 AM
 
Anguissa showed signs in our last disastrous PL season of improvement. Seri game after game showed he was totally unsuited for the Premier League. Playing a season in a hot climate will not of prepared him for the pace, power and skill of the Premier League anymore than the last time when he was all at sea. All the players in our squad are better than him. Do not play him even when we are desperate as he will not help even in one tiny little bit.
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So the plan last season was to get the team back to where it apparently belongs.....In The Premier League. Surely there was a plan in place once we achieved promotion? So far I've seen no evidence of that. Let's not spend 100 million again because it went wrong last time, No.....The powers that be got it wrong. So instead we are giving the players who got us up the chance which is really honorable of the club but if they aren't good enough then the results are going to remain the same. Gonna be a long season, get used to Parker using the same old cliches after games. We need to learn from this, we need to show character etc etc.
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Did you see what Khan Jr. wrote on his Twitter feed?
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:02 PM
 
Nope just see aload of stuff about wrestling haha
posted by Liam (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:15 PM
 
Anyone thinking we can even finish 17th with Parker and the current squad is deluded. We need at least two top centre backs and a top striker to compete with Mitro. Anguissa needs to stay as he is much better now he is playing with Reed. We do need to find that other midfielder to blend with those two. In the absence of getting those players we will need a new coach....Allardyce? Eddie Howe? Or go and get Dyche from Burnley who might be tempted by the project and the funds he would get.
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Totally agree
posted by Peter (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:45 PM
 
Don't think the Leeds defence were much better, as the score attests.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:58 PM
 
At this rate we will be out of the bottom three. By 9.30:monday evening !!!!!!!!
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Academy- build em up sell em off. ??? Recruiting/ scouting- no creation of culture just playing the short game. No improving players. All we’re looking at is today. We should see something in a player. Buy for 5 sell him for 30. Director of football operations- a guy with no experience probably calls it soccer. Just hire a real football guy with a pedigree. Fix those 3 areas. We need to be more like Dortmund and Leipzig not palace and Brighton And f**k off with your “we’re a family club”can’t we be that and also be competitive? All your responses to my last thoughts of Fulham were met by a bunch of old ladies swinging their handbags. Defeatists,wet blankets, kill joys, mincers give your self a name. You may accept how the club runs now but I don’t. I told you about daddy Khan. The proof will be in the pudding and 90% of the supporters on here are used to having sand kicked in their faces. Who was that player- coach for Chelsea in the early nineties? Standing there seething as his club were 2 nil down at home. He ripped off his suit came on and scored a brace. That’s the kind of attitude I can get behind. I don’t care what colour our strip is or any of that kind of nonsense be a fighter not a lover
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Chill a bit Vinny. You're making very good points but you're inviting handbags at dawn if you're too abrasive. Loved the "soccer" put down. Right on the money.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:07 PM
 
Hey Vinnie are you a made man are you running the rackets out there I’ve got some moonshine you might be interested in you sound like a tough guy come meet me and we can talk business.
posted by Al Capone (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:25 PM
 
''I'm Gonna make him an offer he can't refuse!!!!
posted by Don Vito Corleone!!!! (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:22 PM
 
Ya talking to me???
posted by My cousin Vinni!!!! (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:23 PM
 
Ok. I’ll chill. I’m going to leave with a joke A guy is leaning against his new sports car and a hot chick Saunders up and says “Wow,Nice car!” He says “ what’s your name?” She replies “ Carmine, because I like cars and men! What’s your name?” He cooly replies “beerc**t
posted by Vin (Guest) - Sunday 20th September 2020, 1:17 AM
 
So it’s me , Carmen .
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Hodgson ......great coach......his training was incredible, monotonous yes but drilled and organised his team.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:44 PM
 
And understood the importance of team shape when you haven’t got the ball something Parker hasnt grasped
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:46 PM
 
All know my opinions of parker,and yet Roy with his knowledge and acumen and players not much better than ours can mix play and hold his own with the big boys,how long do we stick with the apprentice and his incompetent backroom staff .
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Can anybody explain, why we played in red today, I thought our new away kit was Yellow.
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That's just for the dumb punters who'll buy whatevers put in front of them
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:25 PM
 
That maybe so, it doesn’t answer the question, if the club have confirmed that the new away kit is yellow why on the first away game when because of colour clash we couldn’t wear our first choice kit, maybe the new yellow away kit hasn’t arrived yet !!
posted by JRD (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:58 PM
 
As a famous snooker commentator once said if you are watching in black and white the red ball is ‘ in between the white and next to the pink maybe it was a colour Change for colour blind viewers ( just a thought) !!!!!
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john what planet are you on.
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What have I been saying for the last four months? All successful teams start by having a decent defence. We have no realistic defence even with those we have brought in recently. They have no experience in the Premiership and are going to be skinned week after week. What price Chris Smalling now, Man U only want £10-12 mil for him and he was on fire at AC Roma in the Italian league last season. We should get in Danny Rose, Nathan Redman and Craig Dawson pronto or we'll get cut adrift - why did we let Shane Duffy go to Celtic FC without getting him in? Its pathetic.
 
 
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Last time we came up we played 3 keepers in 5 games, Rodak did nothing to suggest he couldn’t be number 1, last time we had Odoi and Ream at CB, they weren’t good enough then and as much as I love them they are not Prem league players, we are making the same errors all over again, we have to get 2 centre backs in ASAP or relegation is a certainty, get the ball wide get it on Mitrovic’s head and goals will come, are we just putting Anguissa in the shop window or is he in it for the long haul?? Joe Bryan is not a left back in the Premier league, mistakes every week as he did in the championship. You can’t keep ignoring these errors, Cavilero looks a shadow of the player before last Christmas, he has been shocking in 2020 and Kamara should only be used for last 10 minutes if desperate, it’s not all doom and gloom though, WBA are poor and we just have to finish above 3 teams to survive
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Leeds are not world beaters and will also struggle. Promoted teams conceded 22 goals in two games Leeds 7, WBA 8, FFC 7 - tells you something.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:47 PM
 
Zonal marking at dead ball kicks is very mechanical and misses the movement of attackers around the box unless players are alert to it. We gave the ball away much to much. We still have that bad habit from last season of not starting the game for the first 30 minutes. We must be up for it every minute of the game. Two real positives Anguissa played very well and the new players generate more attacking opportunities.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:03 PM
 
According to most of you on this site, we are as good as down already, which is a complete and utter load of nonsense. Apart from playing Liverpool or Manchester City, we couldnt have had two more difficult games to start with, and we have done quite well in both. Arsenal are flying at the moment and Leeds had just run Liverpool close, and were certainly up for it, and we gave them a real fright, and we were a shade unlucky not to come away with a point. Once our defence settles down we will be fine, and SP knows what we want and I'm sure that he will be working on it with immediate effect. Last time we were promoted we lost at home to Palace in our first game, and I had no confidence in us after that. This time we have lost our two opening matches, but my confidence this time is sky high, and we will survive this season comfortably, Mark my words.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:06 PM
 
The other point I missed is TC is no longer a starter and he is no longer the fixer from the bench. He will probably not even be on the bench soon.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:07 PM
 
Minimum we need is a big CD and Josh King to help Mitro up front and I think we will be ok fingers crossed
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:10 PM
 
I do not think it is just the lack of two quality central defenders it is our defensive system. making areas is fine as long as you watch out for players moving outside the zonal areas. At all dead ball situations our defending was too mechanical and though it is old fashioned man to man making would be more effective. We also still have the problem of last season where it takes 30 minutes before we start playing. If we want to win PL matches we must be full on for every minute of the game. The positive from the game is
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:15 PM
 
We drew the 2nd half 2-2 and if Bryan hadn't given away that stupid penalty in the first half, we would have had a well deserved point, so don't despair just yet.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:20 PM
 
Brian, losing at home to Arsenal was not a complete disgrace, but losing at home to Palace was, oh I see that Manure United are going to to lose to Palace tonight, so I feel a bit better now.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:27 PM
 
In the death. P2 L2 Wo do let in 7 scored 3 Points o
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:42 PM
 
 
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I see SP was thrilled with our display against Ipswich. Good to hear. He might be working at that level soon. And sorry Keetch. My last post was meant to reply to your enthusiastic comment on Anguissa.
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One of the problems is that our lines are way too far apart. You could already see it in H1 with Mitro, Cava and AK trotting back. Onomah isn’t much of a defensive minded guy either, so basically it was a bit shades of Barcelona-Bayern in terms of tactics, us being Barcelona. Two guys that are not very mobile pressing guysbin Mitro and Onomah plus 2 wingers. Then in the second half you tell me who plays D out of Decorsova, Kebano plus some of the aforementioned players. And when you add that Odoi is a backup at best, that Hector’s slow feet have blatantly been exposed in his first two games (although towards the end of the game he seemed a bit more poised, I am hopeful that he can still learn the PL trade) and that neither Tete nor Bryan are top-notch, or pribanly even average defenders, well... I was impressed with Tete going forward, and he gave 110% but aren’t his defensive skills a clone if Odoi’s? We need to give this a bit more time and see how Aina and Lemina (dreadful today) blend in, but fundamentally if Onomah and Mitro are playing at the same time with attacking-minded fullbacks and the likes of Kebano/Decordova/Cairney/Kebano in mmidfield we will always have a problem
posted by Marco (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:10 PM
 
 
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If Kamara was poor, so was Mitrovic. You name it, we were poor and nieve all over. When we give the ball away, we do not cover lap-overs properly. The Leeds going forward always seem to have somebody running into space, ready to receive the ball. Our defender's ball watch too much in my opinion. Anguissa looks a league above our other players because he covets the ball. When he receives it, he will hold on to it anyhow he can because he has the desire to. I am more angry than upset at our rooky naiveness more than anything. Get that big German guy Tah in for starters and we can at least try to get something more needed out of Hector. Hector is looking like another loanee player passed on from a Chelsea team that has many loanees loaned out. This is why Chelsea make money more than most teams operating now. If a loanee turns out brilliant, they will reel him back into the fold. Mitrovic today isn't looking great. Apart from his goal. he is off the pace, volleyed shots in good positions were simply not good enough. We would be more livid if the likes of Kamara 'was' playing in that striker role and missing those kinds of opportunities. (take note Kamara haters) Losing 4-3 in a ding-dong game like this is frustrating to sum up our afternoon, but there is hope! Leeds still don't look that great no matter how much the media bigs them up. Today was the day of our own downfall and basic naiveness and mistakes galore. We have played much better back in the Championship and Scott Parker knows that. Summing up finally, Our team let Scotty down today and that is Fulham at the moment. Bring in '2' defenders, and a decent forward. Even the likes of Le Sulk Balotteli has more football brains than any of ours, and he is a poser. WISE-UP-WISE-UP FULHAM!!!!!!!
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Owen, do youreally believe that even with your proposed buys, Parker could manage and shape a team capable of competing in this league?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:27 PM
 
Nothing to add good post Owen to poor sides
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:28 PM
 
DMK' we looked in better shape when Kebano and Reed came on, to give Parker his dues. If he can persuade the board to bring in at least 1 central defender, and a decent forward, we might be in better shape to pick up points before xmas. The changes were okay, especially when Bobby got us to 4-3. Our problem still after the changes, was that Leeds were still getting beyond our defence, and arguably, they should be 5-3 up? Scotty needs a little more time and he deserves it. 5 year projects are not grantable anymore because the prem just won't give you the time for that. Scott Parker will know all this...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:50 PM
 
Sorry' RM-reply...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:51 PM
 
100 games, 50 goals, highest scorer in all 4 divisions in 2020, not sure what more you want from Mittovic???
posted by Adam (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:53 PM
 
Good stats on Mitrovic Adam' yet still will not be good enough to keep us in it unless we bag penalties and basic headers the rest of the season? Mitro receives the ball outside the box, he can't run and beat defenders. His assists and lay-offs were poor. Volleys poor when receiving chances etc. Kamara is playing winger among a load of wingers we have. There is time to sort out the basics firstly, and we need a few more bodies in. Preferably we quality if there is any such thing left out there? We have cash to compete with clubs like Villa but we chose not too...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:06 PM
 
I thought Anguissa was class today. Has to be first name on team sheet!!
posted by werderdel (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:43 PM
 
 
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Yes, he had a pretty good game. Probably off to Milan next week. But we continue to give the ball away. Not give, it's more like short passing which is readable and easily intercepted. Must get the ball away from FFC goal quicker. Tete will be OK but Hector, Adoi and Cavalero are not. Kebano over AK, both worked hard. Leeds need a better defence to stay up but they were the better side today. Looks like SP has forgotten what he was taught at West Ham and Spurs (the goal behind you is usually yours).
 
 
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Colossal
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Anguissa class,defending non existent ,Tete got caught out a few times but at least he can tackle,why was Cav kept on? running like a headless chicken,Leeds not that good COYW
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:18 PM
 
 
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Anguissa looks absolute quality
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1 assist, 89% successful pass rate, he's had a good game, brave on the ball under pressure
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:49 PM
 
Anyone who caredto look at the stats on Anguissa at Villareal, can see that the guy is quality. Villareal finished 5th in a strong league lead by Barca and Real Madrid. On this occasion, stats don't lie..
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:59 PM
 
He will be gone within 2 weeks,to be replaced by some no mark, identified and coached by Laurel & Hardy
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:27 PM
 
Stats are one thing, character is another, is he in the shop window or commuted to us?? If we keep him will he sulk or continue as he did today, time will tell
posted by Adam (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:50 PM
 
At least we didn't sell him. Thank God !!
posted by werderDel (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:44 PM
 
 
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For improving our goal difference
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4-3, if only we could defend better ;)
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:27 PM
 
Just incase you are following the score on here, kebano has just hit the post
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:29 PM
 
Change of tactics, if we can't defend then bloody well attack. Don't mind winning 5-4
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:29 PM
 
Leeds are not brilliant, we are making them look good!!! We need to wise up win, lose, or draw!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:31 PM
 
Woeful defending again, nearly conceded another sloppy goal - then we go up the other end and mitrovic volleys straight into the keepers arms. basketball match
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:35 PM
 
Wherever we finish in the league, I will forecast it will be above Leeds.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:46 PM
 
If our defence play like this we won’t finish above anyone
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:47 PM
 
 
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Two defenders sent on loan to Bristol City that couldn't do any worse than this lot
 
 
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We’re making Leeds look good - they aren’t
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Better start building for the championship next season lol
posted by B (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:22 PM
 
Considering they duffed us up 3-0 a few months back I thought it might have been a tighter game today
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:23 PM
 
We’re in the money, the skies are sunny!
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:25 PM
 
 
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Sack Parker now before it’s too late .....get Allardyce in now
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Allardyce???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:19 PM
 
Nooooo
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:24 PM
 
Better now ....If only
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:30 PM
 
Get rid of Parker now!!! We definitely need Big Sam in charge. We can't keep conceededing 4 goals a game. Get big Sam in, so he can get a couple of good defenders in! Coyw!!!
posted by TeflonMac (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:36 PM
 
Joka' i would be more respectful of you if you had shouted up Slavisa rather than Allardyce. Big Sam and his footballing tactics are out of date. If a team daft enough to give him game-time is out there, i would like to see them. If Scott Parker can bring in 2 quality defenders and a decent striker in this window, we will be okay. Providing that we sort out the calamities at the back that is. Parker will need to get Fulham up to speed quickly because this isn't a 5 year project. I am still backing him because i have seen enough potential after all said and done. Keep the faith guy's!!! ('er' keep believing!!!)
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:32 PM
 
Owen ....jokanovic is cut from the same gib as Parker.... we need an experienced coach at this level to secure the repeated defensive errors. There was so much wrong with our team today....we need to learn quickly and Parker had a go last time he knows the PL so he needs to do better now rather than later
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:23 PM
 
Here we go again two games in and the muppets want the manager sacked I thought you lot were back at school.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:15 PM
 
Come on Ken tell us how we are going to win games with Parker and this squad....explain your optimism we all might learn something from your vast experience and tactical knowledge you profess to have .....or are we just going to get another bland, acerbic and trite message from you?
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:52 PM
 

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