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Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12:07 AM



 
Great display by Marek tonight redeemed himself after Saturdays nigthmare . Never a penalty, if that is a penalty we should have three againist Forest.I suppose a point i to not to bad
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He does not need to REDEEM him self. The rest of the team need to do that.
posted by dAN (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 7:44 AM
 
 
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He stared on the right wing as we won promotion at Wembley and he’s a better player now. Same pace and power, but now he shows the ability to pick his head up and deliver a pass. He should start the rest of the way. Personally, I think none of Cav, Reid or Knockaert have distinguished themselves. Cav could have and won it. Nice to see a reversion to form defensively - referee cost us v Milwall. No goals from open play again.
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Reversion to form defensively? Certainly bot towards the end of the game. Derby could have scored three times in the last five minutes. Shambolic defending really.
posted by Marco (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:23 PM
 
One pass doesn't make a player, AK is still rubbish.
posted by Hints - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:29 PM
 
Let's give AK, Cavaleiro, and Knockheart to West Brom or Leeds Hints, and let's see what they can do with them. Scott Parker is clueless!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:33 PM
 
Cav Knock Kamara et al job should be to get the ball in the box where Mitro will put it in the net even more often than he is doing ! Cav and Knock just want to cut inside and score spectacular goals they should swap wings and try and get to the bye line .
posted by FULHAM SUPPORTER (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 7:49 AM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 11:02 PM



 
Yes Marek had a nightmare last week against Barnsley,but tonight he was back to his superb best.Great character plus great talent.
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 10:21 PM



 
Draw looks like it got Parker out of jail, we really didn't deserve a draw, Derby were unlucky. I should say that Rodak kept us in the game. It took all of 45 minutes plus and us going behind to start playing a little football. Putting Cavalirio and Kamara on was just desperation and it was so all so unnecessary. Why Parker did not take any of the positives from our first encounter against Derby is a mystery. Cavaliero should have been in from the start along with Kamara or Kabano. Harking back to our first game again, and we can see that putting Curtis Davis under pressure more will bring results. We need runners that bring threats and our Bobby Reid and Knockheart were not effective enough. Reid should have been subbed because he looked tired or injured? Kamara is a conundrum and fans rightly or wrongly don't know what to make of him. If you watch his game properly, you can see defenders panic, they really are frightened of this guy. Another manager will get the best from Kamara and Cavaleiro, and Mitrovic, etc. Scott Parker is not our man for the job and we can all see it now. Yes' we are still in 3rd place, but the top 2 can move even further ahead to the Premeirship. We can all throw hearts and flowers to Parker and say that we don't want to go up this season, and we want Parker to gain more experience for next season. I am not happy with this nonsence and i hope we break protocol, and bring in somebody with more experience with so many games to go. We have listened to Tom Cairney and even he is saying that we have the best team in this division. Cairney was banking on us showing a reaction from the Barnsley game but yet again, we fall short and i really think our players don't know why that is. It is a simple logic, and a simple reason why we don't tick and we don't gel on the pitch. That reason is Scott Parker and Stuart Gray. Fulham would have more chance if we bring back Slavisa Jokanovic. Jokanovic would be licking his lips at the players we have at Fulham. If Slavisa was able to get something out of the likes of Aluko, what could he do with Knockheart, Bobby Reid, an isolated Mitrovic, etc? Tactically Scott Parker is the wrong Mantra for Fulham, yet we are still 3rd. This ensures that the Scott Parker faithfulls will sing his praises until the final whistle of the season. Is Parker learning anything much from this season? 'No! Can Parker replicate and improve on what Slavisa Jokanovic did for Fulham? I very much doubt that he can. My final shout is, 'GET IN A PROPER MANAGER AND SAVE OUR SEASON!!!!!!!
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Answer the question I put to you or shut the fcuk up.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:58 PM
 
Arizonan' we either have the wrong players in, or it could be the wrong management set-up? All outsiders who say we have a great squad are either dumb and stupid or wants again, Scott Parker just cannot get these bunch of players to click as a unit! As far as i am concerned, the Khans have put on the table a good enough squad to do the job in this division. The Premiership is a different chapter. We and everybody else will need to spend 100 million plus to even compete back in the prem. You only need to worry about that if we get there. This game was Derby's to win and they were unlucky. Scott Parker set this team up wrongly from the start which proves that he is not progressing any time soon. Don't they watch games back and try to work out what is best going forward? We are all over the place! Don't care' not bothered! Get a manager in now!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:46 PM
 
Second thoughts, don't bother to answer the question, just shut the fcuk up.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12:13 AM
 
There is no question to be answered. I watch a game and give an opinion, you watch the game and agree or disagree, thats it all in a nutshell. This forum isn't mastermind it's football. It is a game of football that we should have lost but we didn't thanks to Rodak, end of!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12:25 AM
 
So, you can't answer the question then. Perhaps you don't even understand the question. Quelle domage.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 2:15 AM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:35 PM



 
RODAK our man of the match. And has AK-47 now started to look for passes instead of aimlessly shooting?
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I think you'll find that AK-47 contributed to our goal which is called an assist! Not many Fulham players put many balls in to penetrate Derby. I should have said that we passed the ball backwards when we should put it in more tonight.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:45 PM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:30 PM



 
The players are decent , they have proved that at other clubs , it is the manager who is inept
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sorry, got that the wrong way around. The manager is good, it's the players who are slow and not putting in the effort. They're not working on the basics like crossing a ball, taking free kicks.
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:32 PM
 
Second post was from a WUM
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:34 PM
 
Don't know who that is who keeps posting as me
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:35 PM
 
Neither of the last two were me but the first and second one was me.
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:40 PM
 
HAHAHA, well done direct, fooolham mugs!!
posted by BEEEE-R (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:51 PM
 
Meant DIRE-BY FOOOLS!!!
posted by BEEE-R (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:52 PM
 
Jealousy small bentford, jealousy .
posted by Bee Swatter (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:20 PM
 
BEE swatter! Latest foool to fall for my wind up ya MUG!!!
posted by BEEE-R (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 2:04 AM
 
What a prick beee-r is, a sad c u next Tuesday, hopefully he knows what I mean by that, might show his age if he doesn’t
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 7:36 AM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:17 PM



 
get them all out. useless, 3rd place and a goal
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Without Mitrovic we would be relegation fodder the rest are crap, no question !!
posted by guest (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:22 PM
 
Mitrovic out ????? WTF???????????????? Are you trolling ? Mitro is the highest scorer in the Championship with 22 goals,while playing in a team whose manager's tactics are dreadful. The only way Mitro will be 'out' will be when Premier league clubs will justifiably try to sign him !
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:54 PM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:11 PM



 
Please Knockheart go to the bye line and cut it back ! It’s hopeless cutting inside all the time
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He can't because he's played on the wrong side. He's left footed while Caveliero is right. They are both expected to cut in and use their best foot. I've never really understood the cut in theory although Damien Duff was good at it.
posted by Hints - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 6:07 AM
 
Correct Hints but DD could cross with his right foot as well also that wasn't a penalty Ream didn't make himself bigger when the ball struck his arm where was the intent ?! absolutely ridiculous
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Barnsley, what a joke and being prepared for defeat at Derby! Where is Lady Penelope when you need her? A load of...s...e! I am afraid we have a driverless car which hurts me to say as Parker comes across as a genuine guy, just out of his depth for us at this time! Next season in the prem would be disastrous!!!!
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Kamara on now, what a joke that is, I'm better than him, and I'm useless.
posted by A C (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:10 PM
 
No game plan we've totally lost the plot....bring in a manager who knows how to get the best out of the players!!
posted by MGW (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:10 PM
 
In fairness A C Kamara set up the goal for Mitro and laid on a really decent pass for Cav which he should have scored from.We looked better when Kamara came on.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:58 PM
 
Gezza' well spotted that major detail about Kamara and assists. Game against Derby back at the Cottage showed that Kamara and Cavaliero were threatening to Derby. Scott Parker wants again shows a lack of tactical awareness, and even the likes of Tom Cairney can't figure out Parker and Stuart Gray. This Fulham team really need someone to bring out the best in them...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:29 PM
 
Owen- Totally agree mate.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Saturday 22nd February 2020, 2:18 AM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:07 PM



 
Every game goals given away by errors at the back. We don’t deserve anything Barnsley was bad this is just a joke. Get rid Parker bring in Carvalao and please work up a sweat . It’s like it doesn’t matter to any player so annoying to watch.
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:05 PM



 
TRUMP IS IMPEACHED!
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Stick to football....
posted by MGW (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:08 PM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 9:03 PM



 
Every game goals given away by errors at the back. We don’t deserve anything Barnsley was bad this is just a joke. Get rid Parker bring in Carvalao and please work up a sweat . It’s like it doesn’t matter to any player so annoying to watch.
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 8:33 PM



 
Sideways backwards sideways backwards it is awful Fulham. Playing for a point . Get Carvalio on this is disaster and we will never score , not one shot.
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Errrm, what does Arter do exactly?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:38 PM
 
Same old, same old, playing at snails pace, no urgency we need to move the ball a lot quicker, we give the opposition too much time to get back into shape when defending against our snail pace attack. In the second half we need to be more dynamic when going forward, one goal will be enough to win all 3 points.
posted by JRD (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:46 PM
 
Has his brother in law around for Sunday dinner every other week?
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:46 PM
 
one shot parker out
posted by d (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:48 PM
 
The team is poorly coached
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:04 PM
 
Arter is a constant disaster waiting to happen
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:07 PM
 
 
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Please Knockheart go to the bye line and cut it back ! It’s hopeless cutting inside all the time
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 8:14 PM



 
Please Knockheart go to the bye line and cut it back ! It’s hopeless cutting inside all the time
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 8:13 PM



 
Please Knockheart go to the bye line and cut it back ! It’s hopeless cutting inside all the time
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 8:13 PM



 
Please Knockheart go to the bye line and cut it back ! It’s hopeless cutting inside all the time
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 8:01 PM



 
My god we have become so boring to watch
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Soul destroying. Does anyone have any idea WHAT we are trying to do?
posted by bassim - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:09 PM
 
nooooooooooooooooooo
posted by d (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:12 PM
 
first attempt 28mins
posted by d (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:15 PM
 
What is the point of this?
posted by bassim - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:32 PM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 7:39 PM



 
I bet we score at least two goals tonight since Onomah isn’t even on the bench, which means we will have some passing fluidity. Personally, I think KMac should partner TC and StefJo — but I guess Parker has to put his own stamp on things, can’t learn from Slavisa.
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 7:33 PM



 
I wonder if there is any team in the Championship that Parker does not considers are a threat when we play them. He warned us of the qualities of Stoke who, at the time we played them, were second from bottom. He was also cautious about Barnsley last week and he continues with his negativity week in and week out. For goodness sake if you cannot be positive go and find a job which you are more suited. He has already given Derby a one goal advantage with his latest comments on Rooney and I fully expect us to lose tonight. Not a coach to lift the team and I fully expect there will not be any changes to our team and regardless of the result Parker will continue with his lack of praise for our players. My advice to Parker would be t,O shut up or manage a team more suited to his managerial experience.
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Totally agree and we are beaten mentally before going out. He has to go watching first half at Derby worst ever and so boring
posted by Kevin (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:36 PM
 
Totally agree and we are beaten mentally before going out. He has to go watching first half at Derby worst ever and so boring
posted by Kevin (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:36 PM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 4:49 PM



 
WHEELS CAME OFF AGAINST BARNSLEY LAST WEEKEND... SO NEED DECENT RESPONSE TONIGHT TO GET MATTERS BACK ON TRACK WITH GOOD PERFORMANCE... AUTOS STILL WELL WITHIN OUR GRASP AND IN OUR HANDS... SO LOOKING FOR STRONG FINISH TO LAST PART OF SEASON...C’MON YA WHITES!
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Well in about 3 hrs time we shall know if we are still in the running or an overpaid ill led bunch of mercenaries.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 6:48 PM
 
 
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Friday 21st February 2020, 10:59 AM



 
But it seems some time we are! Mitrovic should not have to shoulder all the goal scoring, as this gives the oppsotion an advantage. Where are the goals coming from in our midfield and defense? Beware of Mr Rooney, he still has his shooting prowess from distance. This game could hinge on whoes in goal, what about giving Bettenelli a run out, he might fizz given the chance to grab back the No 1 shirt and position?
 
 
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I will reiterate: WE CANNOT SURVIVE IN THE PREM NEXT SEASON. Here's why... I have sore him on a image. If we can't even beat Barnsley there is no hope in hell we will beat Liverpool. MST? Now what do you have to say?
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Of course we can’t beat Liverpool most of the Premiership can’t there a great side and have refs the media and VAR on there side. Last time we played there we were robed by ref
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:23 AM
 
We are good in the Championship for another season we have plenty of time to build a stronger squad and for the mighty Parker to continue to learn his trade and the new stand to be built of course we are in a good place we just don't seem to realise it.
posted by len (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Dead right Len
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:46 AM
 
So is the suggestion ...we just stop playing this season in case we get promoted !?!?!...
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:55 AM
 
Sometimes I think they have stopped playing !
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:01 AM
 
This team of loanees and former loanees has not got a prayer of survival in the Premiership and believe me Sheffield United will find it difficult to survive next season as the competition gets harder every season.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:02 AM
 
Can someone please explain what "I sore him in a image" means...
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 11:35 AM
 
RoC you really do talk a pile of doggie do's sometimes. You talk about about Sheff U not hacking it next season may I ask you to take a quick glance at the Prem table and you'll see they are 6th on 39 mpoints and above Manure. They are a well oiled outfit along with Wolves and I pray that one day Fulham will be run on the same lines. Mind you I think I'm flogging a dead horse though on this one being as I am into flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 21st February 2020, 12:02 PM
 
As long as your enjoying yourself dear boy !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 1:48 PM
 
Talking of horses , just heard Willie Carson was rushed to hospital this morning, he is in a stable condition!
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If Matt doesn't at least make the bench tomorrow Parker should explain what he or the hierarchy has against playing the lad.
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I they supply him with hammer and nails im sure he will do.
posted by Nick (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 6:00 AM
 
I they supply him too.
posted by Lucy Davenport (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 8:45 AM
 
He wants to leave was talking to Clubs a board in January has not played at any level for Fulham since going backwards bad agent wasting his talent if he don’t buck his iI dears up and work like Woodrow did you won’t here of him again he’s proved nothing yet, nothing handed on a plate in this world you have to earn it
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 9:34 AM
 
Ploughing through Badgers hieroglyphics,the gist of the post seems to be saying to earn your position in a team you have to prove yourself,ok then let Parker play him,and we can all see. He already plays OM week in and week out,so what connection is there between them ?
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:06 AM
 
Know one wanted him to make it more than me he’s got a lovely left foot but stoped working hard enough in U23s he’s still young the sill hyp before he’s made it may have got to him . How ever good you are you still got to work hard off the ball he stoped doing that. Cairney who some give stick on here works harder . Me and my mates fought wow when we first saw him couple of seasons ago
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 10:55 AM
 
do
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Thursday 20th February 2020, 5:12 PM



 
Having read the presser and how Rooney has changed Derby and we will be facing a different beast! 0-5, 1-4, 0-2? COYW,s have a stab.... Lady Penelopes driver has conditioned us....
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Can we not knock it?
posted by Ron (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:01 PM
 
2 : 0 Derby
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 10:05 PM
 
Parker’s Presser column is dreadful. If he’s incapable of rallying the faithful with more positive words, he should be kept as far away from the website as possible. He’s supposed to be uplifting, positive and persuading us to really get behind the team; what he’s doing is making us fearful, negative and downbeat. No wonder the team often starts off so badly
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Thursday 20th February 2020, 11:48 AM



 
Not online tomorrow so going early this week. Here goes.

What has two wings and an arrow?

A Chinese telephone!

"Wing Wing"
"Arrow"
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If we are going nationist then how do you burn an irishman's ear - phone him when he's ironing...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:08 PM
 
Subject change

Anyone know how to cancel an e-bay bid?

I have bid £7.99 for a cowboy outfit and am 10 minutes away from buying West Ham!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:11 PM
 
I asked this Chinese girl for her number "Sex! Sex! Sex! Free sex tonight!" I said" Wow". Then her friend said" 666-3629"
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:13 PM
 
The inventor Throat Lozenges has died.

There will be no coffin at his funeral.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:14 PM
 
Q. Why do Chinese people have Chinese babies? A. Two Wongs don't make a whit.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:16 PM
 
'e' lol
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:17 PM
 
A priest kept chickens at his village. One evening the cock went missing. During mass on Sunday, the priest asked the following questions
Who has a cock?
All the men got up.
No, I meant who has seen a cock?
All the women got up.
No, no, who has seen a cock that isn’t their’s?
Half the women got up.
Oh for heavens sake, who has seen my cock?
All the nuns got up.

posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:20 PM
 
Near the knuckle that one CoJ you gotta be careful who's viewing lol
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:32 PM
 
Oops, apologies to all nuns reading :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:33 PM
 
....and priests?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:48 PM
 
Might get deleted!! Skint guy in America. Sees a sign, blood bank $50 get's $50. Futher down the road sign sperm bank $100. Joins the que & sees a lady in front of him. Taps her on the shoulder & says I hope you know this is a sperm bank..she turns around & says.. H'mmmm H'mmmm H'mmmm
posted by Will (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 1:30 PM
 
Nah, not priests MST, not since that incident in that youth club when I was a lad!
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 1:47 PM
 
A man is asked by his doctor" what sort of day have you had" Terrible" replied the man," starting off expecting a nice couple of hours walk, finished up fighting my way through brambles, stung by nettles,visiting places I didn't know existed even slipped up in a sand dune spraining my ankle. Think I'll give golf a miss for a while.
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 2:38 PM
 
A chap was walking along the beach, when he finds a brown bottle with a cork in it, which he removes, and a genie pops out. Sir, the genie says, I can grant you three wishes so what would you like. The chap says, I would like the whole world to be free from starvation, with food for everybody. I will do that said the genie. Secondly, the chap says, I would like the whole world to be at peace for ever. I will do that said the genie, and thirdly, I will like you to build a bridge right around the world for everyone to use. The genie said I am a magician but I can't do that. The chap then says, alright tell me the secrets of the hearts and minds of a woman. The genie rubs his chin for a bit and then says, What colour would you like that bridge ! !
posted by LTS (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 3:06 PM
 
Some people have noticed that even Cassock is an anogram of "ass" and "cock" CoJ ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 4:04 PM
 
Plenty of cassocks on here !
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Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:04 AM



 
The game against Derby tomorrow night is a real chance (win, lose or draw) for the players to show some real mettle and go some way to putting things right for last weekend.

I always attend this game and over the years have seen good, bad, VERY BAD and indifferent but tomorrow will be a tough game methinks. Since arriving, Rooney has practically taken Derby single handedly from about three points off relegation to play-off candidates and he ALWAYS scores against Fulham.

I just hope that our lot don't stand in awe of him but get really stuck in and show him and his team mates what playing in the Championship is all about. We need to press high, run for 90+ minutes and hit them with pace on the break in my opinion.

A draw would not be a disaster but another defeat so soon after last week's debacle would definitely send waves around the top 10 that FFC has a soft under belly and I can see us tumbling down the league as a result (although I really hope not).

It will be interesting to see what team Parker picks and what tactics he employs because, make no mistake, this is going to be a very, very tough game!
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Wow MST a very OWENesq sort of post...
posted by Hints - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:19 AM
 
Ha ha. Gues you're right ;0). Maybe I'm Owen in disguise lol.

In all honesty I didn't have a lot to write but just wanted to move the board up and away from the obvious before it became necessary to delete it. Right now it is fine but you know how these posts get out of control. :0) :0(.

No need for comment David!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:35 AM
 
Agree Hints, but a thousand times shorter and more to the point. Love him.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 20th February 2020, 11:08 AM
 
MST don't worry, The last time Rooney played at the Cottage FFC 3 Man U 0 & was sent off (from memory) & he was in his prime not so now. A big 3 points to Fulham!!!
posted by Will (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 11:28 AM
 
Just to add on a word of caution concerning Rooney. He may be a touch slower now, but he will be dangerous around free-kicks yards from goal. We really need to watch guys like Tom Lawrence coming forward. He will buy Rooney free-kicks and our Joe Bryan will need to be a lot more alert than he has been lately. A last-minute panic by sticking his leg out will either win Derby a penalty or we give away too many unnecessary free-kicks. I will say that 4 free-kicks we give away, and Wayne Rooney will put away 2 of them. Fulham will have their chances against Derby which we mustn't waste them. Rooney is my fear tomorrow. My note to Scott Parker is, 'DONT GIVE AWAY NEEDLESS FREE-KICKS! Or we lose to Rooneys boot!!!!!!!! P.S, AND TAKE OUR CHANCES WHEN THEY COME!!!!! COME ON FULHAM!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 7:00 PM
 
One that fits into his mediocre tactics
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 10:07 PM
 
I don't have the greatest memory but I don't remember us ever beating Man Utd 3-0 at CC. We beat them 3-1 at Old Trafford once but I think that was before Rooney's time and we beat them a couple of times at CC by the odd goal but never 3-0 to my recollection....


posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 21st February 2020, 6:22 AM
 
19th December 2009 .
posted by Massa (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 7:11 AM
 
If memory serves me right Rooney, with Scholes , got sent off when we beat manure 2-0 March 2009 , not the 3-0 victory .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 7:22 AM
 
Sorry the score was FFC 2 - MU 0 Rooney was sent off March 2009, had to look it up..my grey matter is also not as good as it should be.
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 2:23 PM
 
Ted don't think Scholes was sent off.
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 2:27 PM
 
Scholes went in the 18th minute !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Friday 21st February 2020, 4:13 PM
 
You are right Ted they were both sent off, going for a lay down, even thought we were at home tonight.
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We lost 4-0 to Man City. West Ham lost 2-0. We are twice as bad as West Ham and they are 18th. We stand no chance next season if we were to get promoted. The proof is in the pudding. ;) Want more proof? I have sore him on a image.
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Hmmm daft analogy to be honest. We beat Leeds at home and lost to Barnsley at home and away - what formula would you use to explain that one ;0)?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:05 AM
 
Dick Son , nuff said .
posted by George (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:33 AM
 
MST, I would use the same formula for the added proof I provided at the end: I have sore him on a image. So for Leeds, yes you're right, we didn't beat Barnsley. That's the formula result.
posted by Dickson Docksend (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 10:55 AM
 
Any suggestions for treating cold saws?
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 20th February 2020, 11:10 AM
 
Keep them in the fridge or freezer MW.
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Just seen he was inducted into the football hall of fame. For those who don’t know, he was the first, and only, top flight player to come out as gay in his playing career and the first black player to Demand a £1m transfer fee. Also, for those that don’t know, he killed himself after facing racist and homophobic abuse. Very very sad indeed. But a huge moment for the LGBTQ community and perhaps a catalyst for change. I hope you all see this as something positive and not a chance to bully and name call. Anyone have any fond memories of watching him play at any point in his career?
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why did you have to make those comments at the end I got to that part then lost the desire because you brought racist and gay culture into it if he was white you would not have bought that up, and for the record he was a good player .
posted by d (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 6:26 PM
 
In the usa in 1998 he was charged with sexual assault on a 17 year old boy . He then fled to England ! As it’s a Fulham fc message board what’s the score prediction for Friday , COYW
posted by Mel (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 6:50 PM
 
Mel, interesting. Had no idea. d - it’s a huge part of his story. In fact it’s a huge moment in the history of football. I’m sorry it winds you up so much, it really shouldn’t. He was a very good player, hence the price tag and the induction to the hall of fame. Not denying that. If he was white, he wouldn’t have faced racism and if he was white and gay, I’d still mention LGBTQ. Your comment makes little sense.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 7:12 PM
 
He's been inducted into the hall of fame because of his abilities as a footballer. What has his colour and sexuality got to do with it? Can't see the relevance of mentioning that in the context of his induction?
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:04 PM
 
Either that or you don’t want to see.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:08 PM
 
Like I said, I was hoping you’d see this as a positive thing. It is not negative so why be so hostile.
posted by Dabid (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:11 PM
 
Don't want to see what? Why do people have to be labelled, black, white, straight, gay? I don't care, it's irrelevant. He was inducted as a footballer, not as a black gay footballer! When you look at the winners board of fame at Wimbledon tennis, it doesn't say Martina Navratilova the lesbian champion (and nor should it).
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:15 PM
 
Dav but what about the other side, who dont fall in to the LGBT group? Can they have there say in black & white.
posted by Snow flakey (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:17 PM
 
suppose you had to describe somebody in a crime like yes officer he was white and sounded camp voiced and had a crooked leg...
posted by limbo (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:20 PM
 
Why does this make you so angry? It is a tragic story and it’s news. He is getting recognition in an industry that was intolerant to him. As soon as he came out, he was no Longer judged on his ability as footballer and was sold down the leagues. So to now get the recognition he deserved at the time is important. Especially as he was treated so badly.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:20 PM
 
It doesn't make me angry and I am not hostile David. I just have a different perspective to you in that I think he should be judged as a footballer and a person without the need to bring his colour and sexuality into it. I don't judge anyone on the basis of colour or sexuality. No offence intended.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:26 PM
 
No offence taken. I agree you should be inducted based on football ability and he was. I think the point is, he has been inducted into the hall of fame and as such his story is Being discussed. A sad one that is still relevant today. Just like gazzers induction and George bests’ inductions would have mentioned their ability as well as their sad stories of alcoholism. They wouldn’t be listed as ‘gazzer, alcoholic’ either but I’m sure it was discussed in the process. So what’s the problem.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:35 PM
 
Have to agree to disagree, I don't introduce any of my gay friends as "meet my gay friend Ian" in the same way as I would not introduce another mate as "meet my alcoholic friend Ian".
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:45 PM
 
No one would do that. That would be crazy haha. Either way, the point of my post was actually asking if anyone had any memories of watching him play. After all he was a footballer wasn't he?
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:51 PM
 
I remember the goal he got which I think was voted goal of the season. He was playing for Norwich at the time. He had his back to goal received the ball, flicked it up with one foot, turned and volleyed into the back of the net with his other foot from outside the box. What a wonder goal it was.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:55 PM
 
It was goal of the season, you're right. Was it better than Bergkamps turn goal which was incidentally goal of the season too? I personally preferred Bergkamps.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:02 PM
 
Both decent and hard to separate imo. Mind you, the Kasami goal away at Palace beats both for me!
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:08 PM
 
Only Fulham goal to be nominated for a Puskas award I’d imagine. Dempseys goal v Juve had something special and is my favourite Fulham goal though.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:14 PM
 
Dempseys goal v juve was a mis-hit cross !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:19 PM
 
Now that's heracy Pete!
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:36 PM
 
Heresy, Christ get it right , lol .
posted by Pete (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:36 AM
 
Oops, sorry! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:48 AM
 
Could be either lol
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Hi everyone, I’m renting out my car space on match days. It’s directly behind the hammy end of craven cottage in a secure private car park which is perfect on those cold days. Please feel free to contact me if interested. Cheers.
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Are you an old person?
posted by Roland (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 4:52 PM
 
You the same guy trying to flog this parking last year - 50 quid per match day??!!!!
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 4:52 PM
 
Mr Knowbody, where does your car go ?
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 5:22 PM
 
No, I have never posted on this site before. Wouldn’t even consider charging that much to a fellow fan. I’m offering it for just £15 as I have recently sold my car and have a spare space which thought could help someone getting to games as it’s at the cottage. Thanks.
posted by Ain’t knowbody (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 5:31 PM
 
Hi, I would be very interested in using your parking space occasionally if it is available, sadly I don't get down often now as I now live in Norfolk. Lifelong Fulham fan, father ,Grandparents also. My e-mail is paul@oakbank0.demon.co.uk or my phone number is 01508 532188. It would be great to be able to park so close on a match day but as I said I don't get down as often as I would like, but look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul.
posted by Paul Nunn (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 5:06 AM
 
Hi Paul, Will send my contact details via SMS. Thanks.
posted by Ain’t knowbody (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 4:27 PM
 
Hi Paul, I have contacted you via email. Thanks
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Now, I've written a song to be sung on the Fulham Terraces, Hammersmith End: Come to Fulham, why don't you? Come to Fulham to see the club of dreams. No, we don't wear blue. We're black and white, just as it seems.
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Seek help ;))
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 11:51 AM
 
Jeffrey, did you know Zippy and Bungle?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 11:56 AM
 
A terrace is a standing area , the Hammy end is all seater , get it right !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 5:24 PM
 
It was going sort of OK until you got to that final punchline, trying to find a word that rhymed with 'dreams'. Needs some work. And how does the tune go?
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 11:35 PM
 
.. Just like Tim Reams?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 3:40 AM
 
.. they make me scream?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 3:51 AM
 
" wear the black and white, that's our team"
posted by lyric writer (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:35 AM
 
"and fcuk up wet dreams" ...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 20th February 2020, 3:59 PM
 
 
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Is famous for deleting perfectly good posts.
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Shame you're not famous for writing any..
posted by Fred (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:21 AM
 
How do you know what moderator does what. I don’t always agree with MST but find he always explaines himself if asked and must be fed up saying when it’s not him
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Arriving Monday Ap13. How are the busses on Easter Monday and what are my chances of buying a ticket to the Cardiff game? Any reasonable hotels? RIP Jimmy C.
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Busses Bill? Who knows but the tube's fine. Try the Premier Inn on Putney Bridge. Highly rated, affordable, next to a good pub and the underground station and a 15 minute stroll along the river through Bishops Park to the Cottage. What's more to like? Tickets I can't help you with. Good luck mate.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 4:07 AM
 
Ari: a stroll ALONG the river? Bill@us must be the 2nd coming
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 1:04 PM
 
Indeed. All praise unto him.
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Every club is guaranteed 12.3 million for being involved in 10 prem league matches on Sky tv each year for starters, not to be sniffed at. There is an extra 1.1 million shared out for each game on top of that, again' luverly-jubberly! Each step and improvement by position is again worth 2 million. Most recent parachute payments for relegated teams are worth around 48 million in the first year after relegation and an extra 38 million the following year unless they win promotion to the premier league. I am sure there are lots more in financial benefits to be added for just being a part of the premier league. With all these jollies dangled from a golden carrot stick, what 'Eejit' wouldn't want any part of the premier league? Seriously, there can't be many Fulham fans who wouldn't want promotion this year. I suspect that if we had a count of say, 1 per-cent out of 1000 Fulham fans would hands up to no promotion which i guess that eqatates to 10 or more smucks around the planet talking down Fulham. That is a horrible thought and anyone with these negative vibes should see a doctor immediately! Can our mish-mash out of form and out of sorts team even beat Derby County on a friday night at Pride Park which is supposedly a fortress impregnable and almost impossible to win at? 'Er yes' if we go back to this years form and the beating we gave them back at the Cottage. Can Scott Parker the rookie manager who might have more skills burrowed deep inside him, much more than Bobby Robson according to someone on this forum, can we raise our game even higher than when we last played Derby? This is what it will take to win Friday night in the midlands on a cold night, with Wayne Rooney marshaling his troops on. I would,not be surprised if we raised our game come Friday and win after our embarrassing loss to Barnsley. Equally, i would not be surprised if we win promotion back to the prem. I say if we do,we should worry about the state of our team when we get there. My deep worry is Scott Parker and his tactical blunders and that might put a spanner in the works. Choosing Steve Sess over Odoi is plain stupid because Sess is a terrible right back and worse than Christie. Neskins Kabano is showing some glimses of form for all his 60 seconds or so of game time against Millwall. He almost won it for us with a header against the crossbar, then to be dropped against Barnsley. Parker needs to get the basics right firstly, and i suggest he uses our game against Derby at the Cottage has a reminder in how we set up that day and go fronm there. Rocket science it is not, and there is no reason to revert back to plain stupidity when we have players like Mitrovic, Cavaliero, Knockheart, and Cairney who teams would wish for...
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So it's all about money then? You're posts are getting more and more illogical, if that's possible.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:45 PM
 
The only reason l want Fulham to go up is financially it’s good for the club. But l feel it is now bent and refs and even VAR bend over backwards to help the top clubs
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10:06 PM
 
Owen - as you live in Derby, can I assume you will be leading the chants from the Fulham faithful from the stands on Friday night? Or will you be watching it from the comfort of your armchair?
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:30 AM
 
OWEN - in short. you are saying. Big reward for promotion to the prem., a few so call fans don't want to see us promoted, the players need to sort themselves out for Derby and Parker must not be stupid again and stop playing Sess and start playing Kabano! What's your point again?
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 4:53 PM
 
Keetch' i am working too late to go up to Pride Park for this one, it has to be a Sky one. My mate normally offers me a free season ticket when his brother can't go for one reason or another. I have some good friends who are Derby fans, unfortunately, so it can get a bit awkward. John' our players need marshaling properly and sometimes i am not too sure if Parker is our man to it. Slavisa would get the best out of these lot no problem, especially him being around Mitrovic. Kabano looked like he was pushing for a 45 minute game-time don't you think? Not many opposition team will give us much space to play our football now so it is important more than ever to take advantage of the very few chances we create. Derby gave us plenty room to roam and make some good runs at the Cottage but i doubt they will do the same back at Pride Park. I just think that a part of management is instinctive, and maybe Parker could have slotted in Kabano. He looked sharp coming on at Millwall and he might have nicked it for us at the end. It is up to Scott Parker at the end of the day, and he makes those calls. Not convinced some of his are the right ones? It is so vital at this stage of the season and the position we are in, it would be sad to blow our chances...
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The ongoing documentary the club is doing about the Europa League run is excellent, they’ve got interviews with Bobby Z, Brede, Roy, Hughes, Davies, Baird, etc. I’d been a casual football fan since the 90s, as a American who followed McBride, but that group of players really made me fall in love with the game and the club. The solidarity and discipline was unparalleled, but also when you watch the highlights you realize the skill these guys all had. Flicks, worldies, chips, saves. For me, that Fulham team sets the bar, even as exciting as Slav’s side was that went 23 unbeaten and won at Wembley. Roy got the best out of every player, they were all peaking in their careers at the same time, and they bled for the club. When fans get angry at Parker, I think it’s because we remember what real Fulham football looks like. At the time, I remember some were down on Roy for his conservative style, but history has proven that’s how you stay in the Prem, and even go to Europe, while an open style with flair players gets you relegated.
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Fan of Fulham since 1960 and that was the best team best manager
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 5:59 PM
 
Fulham 4 v 1 Juventus agg 5 -4 best game ever
posted by d (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:08 PM
 
LOVIN’ this post along memory lane Drago with happy Fulham memories indeed... that Dempsey dink-goal v Juve has to be one of best ever for me. TRUST we can build some more SPECIAL memories before too long in our new extended stadium! ....COYW!
posted by #ChrisFromCornwall (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:11 PM
 
Remember this?:

London calling to the faraway towns
All over Europe, the challenge is down
London Calling there’s nowhere to hide
The white tide is coming, the world’s greatest side
London calling to the Banks of the Nile
The Son of the Pharaohs, has made London smile
London calling, you’d better believe
Fulham will win the Europa League

CHORUS
We’ve been to the Baltic, we’ve conquered the Steppes
The Romans have fallen we’ve won in Donetsk
The white wave is rolling, the tide’s on the rise
The waters will lift us ‘cause we, Live by the river.

London Calling to the crowds of Turin
The Old Lady’s had it, she’s been done in
Were you there, at the Hammersmith End?
On the 18th of March Two Thousand and Ten
London calling generations to come
Fulham have beaten Juventus 4 – 1
London calling abroad and beyond
The Blues have been banished, the Whites carry on

CHORUS
Wolfsburg is waiting, then Hamburg is next
The Germans will crumble in SW6
The white wave is rolling, the tide’s on the rise
The waters will lift us ‘cause we, Live by the river.

posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7:42 PM
 
Have to agree Drago, one of Fulham's finest times!!... MST Any chance you could sing it & post it on utube ??
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:53 PM
 
Yeah, c'mon MST you old crooner you. You and Fliss could do a duet. I'd pay to see that.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 2:40 AM
 
I regret that, it's not my work but something I lifted back in the day (from TOOFIF I think). It would be good to see that person post on here.

Sadly my crooning begins and ends by shouting "I live by the river"!! In reality, I live beside Cinderford brook lol :0)).


posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:37 AM
 
Ah I remember that post from ten years ago, probably the best post I ever read on a message board. Wonder if it prompted the club to play London Calling at the beginning of the second half?
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:01 AM
 
Is Cinderford any relation to Kelly ?
posted by Nudge Nudge (Guest) - Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:26 AM
 
What documentary? Where can I see it?
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Seems another post has gone away into orbit in fact 2 i think, one from some one lazing on a beach in jamacia, one line and a comment on a derby county ex players take on black players i said i thought its down to confidence and whats wrong with that, he thinks they think they have made it already,so he was sacked, no idea why post was deleted
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Not me, I promise!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7:43 PM
 
Not me either.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:50 AM
 
Well played
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 11:21 AM
 
If you scroll down far enough, you will see that it is still there so you are living up to your moniker ;0).
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We have 4 day's to kill before the serious stuff starts again!..old or young. What are your memories of Pro footballers you have meet ? Ari had a lock in with Jimmy Conway & Jonny Haynes Great start (see below)
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My greatest FFC player was Gordon Davies, “Ivor”. After his career was over he became a pest controller and I did some of his training with him. That’s was weird training one of your heroes but I found him to be an all round down to earth good bloke.
posted by JohnFFC - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:57 PM
 
JohnFFC Family member played in 1975 FA cup final, is a black driver & still is & as you say down to earth good bloke.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2:27 PM
 
Sorry black cab
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2:32 PM
 
That'll upset those who will be nameless...
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2:56 PM
 
I have posted this before but way back in 1967 me and my mate Pete blagged our way into George Cohen's private hospital room (St Georges Tooting) when he had broken his leg. We knocked on the door and went in and there was GC with his leg up in the air on some pulley thing and sitting next to him was Tommy Trinder complete with pork pie hat. He could not believe we had the balls to get past security which he found really funny! He was really pleased to see 2 young fans in our black and white scarves, he signed our programmes and said "thanks lads really appreciate you coming to see me"!! After we left Pete and I hugged each other shouting yessssss we had met our WC winner and FCC hero!! Never forget it happy days!
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 3:09 PM
 
I remember meeting Louis Saha at the club shop. He was late for the signing and as he pulled in to park his Porsche, knocked down a motorcyclist in front of a shop full of people. Must’ve been a Fulham fan as he didn’t seem to mind too much.
posted by David (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 3:16 PM
 
On a Tuesday night in October 1976 I remember going to Redhill fc to see Fulham play in a friendly, after the game the Fulham players were going to , I think the opening of , a nightclub called Busbys , well me and my mate thought we would try an get in but to no avail, we weren’t suited and booted ! Anyway, we were there so long that we missed the last train back to London , oh s**t we thought , but had the bright idea of jumping on the players coach . When the players came out , which included George Best , Rodney Marsh and Bobby Moore , to our surprise , we were allowed on as long as we sat at the back of the coach , subsequently I found myself sitting next to Bestie, can’t remember too much of what was said but at least I got home in time for work the following day ! On a side night Jimmy Tarbuck and Cilla Black were on the coach , happy days .
posted by Satnav (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 5:29 PM
 
MW that don't suprise me as GC is an icon in English football & a true Fulham LEGEND !! only last year he signed a shirt for a friend who had a massive stroke & GC is not a well man.. If we had 11 G Cohen's. We would be playing Champion's lge not Championship footbal.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:06 PM
 
Great Story Satnav
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:11 PM
 
Satters, was that Viv Busby's place?
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Just thinking, if I was a Man Utd fan I'd probably prefer to finish fifth than fourth this season
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The way VAR looks after them, could be Champions league winners soon Should be called VOR - very occasionally right.
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 4:50 PM
 
 
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can't stand them... anyway, great to be alive and well.
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Try them when you're sober
posted by AA (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:09 PM
 
 
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For all the old people on here that remember the good old times in the 60s, 70s, 80s... the ones who were going way before the youth, the ones who brag about being on the terraces against an Oldham or a Hartlepool on a cold wet night... just remember, when you're gone, six feet under, all the youth now will still be there, going to the games. Matches you'll never see. So eff off with your bragging about the old days, being able to 'claim you was there!' is nothing.
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It comes to all of us thicko
posted by Tom (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:10 PM
 
And the point is??
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:13 PM
 
Maybe with hat attitude he won’t grow much older.
posted by Reality (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:47 PM
 
Tommy Trinder had a hat attitude big time - it's very Fulhamish
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:21 PM
 
See You Next Tuesday, IDIOT
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2:07 PM
 
get off this site if you have a crooked leg!
posted by limbo (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 4:09 PM
 
When your write pathetic posts as per " old people" reckon you'll be a joy to be with if and when you grow old.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 4:56 PM
 
Congratulations to the idiot using the tag old people to spout vile nonsense on this site. You have just posted the nastiest post I have seen on this board. What is your excuse for spouting such venomous spiteful garbage. I am one of those old people you refer to in your disgusting rant and I have supported our club from the mid 60s onward. I was lucky enough during these years to meet and mix with many wonderful people while travelling up and down the country. Sadly some of those real characters of the Fulham family are now 6 feet under as you so callously put it, they are sadly missed and still revered by many, they will never be forgotten. There is no excuse for such nasty bile so please don’t even try to pretend it’s just banter. Do yourself a favour and try to lose some of that arrogance and do the rest of us a favour by staying away from this site.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 5:46 PM
 
Eddie your reply is definately the reply of an old and bitter man. Look guys please do not get old!
posted by roland (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7:17 PM
 
I am old Roland but never bitter I have great memories of this club and am continuing to make fresh ones. If you are on the same wavelength as that other callous idiot then you are clearly just as bad. I won’t waste any more of my time trading words with people as callous as you both appear to be. After all I am probably going to croak it soon so that’s one less oldie for you to worry about.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7:49 PM
 
What silly twats named a kid Roland?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 4:14 AM
 
Sounds like a rat to me !
posted by Rod. Ent (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 5:06 AM
 
You will be old one day suspect you won’t cope to well (if you ever make it )would not put money on it you sound like a rather bitter young person who thinks the world owes him something
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 7:34 AM
 
Just don't get old if you don't want to be laughed at! That's all i,m saying.
posted by Roland (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 11:23 AM
 
How do you stop getting old , apart from topping yourself ?
posted by Rod. Ent (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 11:48 AM
 
I am guessing you are not old Roland but also that plenty of people laugh at you despite this. And not in a good way.
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I hope some of you have calmed down and reflect, and those who called for Parker to be sacked can now see that would not be a good idea. No one can defend last Saturday’s display nor the relatively flat performances in the past weeks, despite the wins. Look on the positive side, many teams lost points last weekend so we didn’t lose much ground, albeit we could have build a bit of gap, but the last time we played and lost like this, against Hull at home, we went on and won the next 5 games!! If we can do that again, we will almost guarantee our playoff position and probably overtaken Leeds. So let’s not panic and hope all the players wake up for the next game!!
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Well said John just simple common sense and I agree completely.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 8:09 AM
 
When you are highly paid for doing your job the least you can do is" turn up" for every game don't you think?
posted by David (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10:16 AM
 
Yes David. Next question please.
posted by louis (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10:37 AM
 
What’s done is done! Manager and players apologised! Let’s move on!! If we want to blame someone - that’s got to be Rodak but none of us want to do that.. so time to move on! Same performance against Derby then I’d be worried!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 11:31 AM
 
If and buts are ok but the teams around us snapping at our heels are not just going to roll over,they will be fighting fo the crock of gold that playing in the premiership offers.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 11:33 AM
 
Yes it was bad Saturday good teams and managers respond Friday will tell us if we’re still in battle to go up or fade away
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 11:52 AM
 
its not only about last sat Huddersfield we just got over the line -Charlton display so poor-reading poor-luton poor- brenford poor preston poor Bristol city poor-hull poor luton at home poor stoke poor-forest poor we have well maybe 3 times at most millwall - leeds -villa so parker is responsible for managing and tactics , one of the worst mangers we have had with fairly good players SO PARKER IS NOT UP TO IT
posted by d (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:19 PM
 
Hope you enjoyed that rant. What's your point (see yesterdays questions)?
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Jimmy Conway are not talked about more on this site when they pass.. A true gentleman & Fulham through & through.. Gave up his time to try and train idot's like me at the scrubs. Sorry if I missed people talking about JC. Quote from FFC Website...Due to his decade-long spell in SW6, Jimmy was offered a testimonial, but turned it down as he felt that the Fulham supporters had given up enough of their money keeping him in a job over the years..RIP. JC.
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I remember him Will. Got locked in after hours a couple of times with him and John in a pub in Wandsworth, both times on a Friday before the match. They were both lovely people, on and off the pitch at a time when Fulham continued the tradition of having characters in the team, blokes who probably wouldn't get a look in in today's game. Thanks for the prompt; he's not forgotten.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 5:48 AM
 
Sorry Plese add, would put mosed modern players to SHAME.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 5:51 AM
 
Them were the days Ari. could not happen now.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:00 AM
 
Dont worry Will,Jimmy Conway will always be remembered with the utmost respect and affection by all true Fulham supporters.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6:21 PM
 
Hope so GEZZA.
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I neither like or dislike MST as I have never met him, know nothing about him and certainly am not a follower. However, the gentleman is articulate, appears intelligent and the majority of his comments are constructive and well reasoned. I cannot understand why some posters have decided to make him the whipping boy when he makes sensible and valid comments which, from the recent replies that I have read, he doesn't know what he is talking about. May I suggest some of you engage the brain and read what he is saying before accusing him of ill informed comments when he is just expressing his own opinion which is why this site exists. No doubt I will be accused of some heinous crime but don't waste your energy as it will be water of a duck's back. I will now return to my sun lounger and enjoy a long cool drink with the temperature in the low 30's.
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Don't embarass the man like that.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 6:52 PM
 
What a guy.....
posted by RedDwarf (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 7:54 PM
 
I've engaged my brain and came to the conclusion, that 30"s temperature might explain your long & very articulate post :)
posted by Fulham (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 8:06 PM
 
That and a jug of Sangria.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 10:06 PM
 
For the benefit of those who are not familiar with Jamaice I advise that Sangria is a drink associated with Spain and former Spanish colonies. The temperature here is ideal and suggest you try the Malayan jungles in Summer and the monsoon season if you want something to have an adverse effect on both your body and mind.
posted by Bigboy4650 (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 11:13 PM
 
Sorry, thought you were on a cheapo in Spain. The CAribbean after all is so yesterday. As for Malaysia I've patrolled the northern borders with the RMP. I suspect you know that part of the world too.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 11:49 PM
 
I suspect we are like minded Ari I was out there as well but on HMS Victorious.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 8:17 AM
 
Sri when did you last go to the Caribbean. I normally go to Antigua in November or February for a break from the English weather and as for being naff I totally disagree with you. Unfortunately, places like Jamaica and St.Lucia have been colonised by Americans over the past decade and that has lower the tone. They turn up to restaurants wearing headgear, mainly baseball caps, have not mastered eating with a knife, which evidently goes back to the 17th century, so they just use a fork and are extremely noisy and care little for other people. However, when I have been to America I have found the natives to be kind, helpful and extremely considerate. I suppose now the younger generation have realised there are other countries they behave like some of the British youths who go to Magaluf. Trust you use a knife when eating.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:17 PM
 
Went over too the Carib last about five years back; Belize and St.Lucia. Agreed abut St.Lucia; Belize remains a bit Wild West; Jamaica so-so. All nice if you get off the beaten track.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 4:05 PM
 
Hi Ken. Were you aboard for the Bismarck malarky?
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 4:14 PM
 
Ari.rmp !!not the mob from church st ken high street,garrisoned in 50s/60s?stn? in malaysia as well,the whole hog ,i only made west drayton.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 19th February 2020, 1:40 PM
 
Hola amigo, como estas? RMP, the Royal Malay Police. It's a long story, too long for here.
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I in common with others was disappointed in Saturdays result including the Manager however I refer to one of my other posts Re Sir Bobby Robson who started his management career with us but was not given the time to learn his trade and was very successful at Ipswich and other clubs so when we get a merry go round manager who has been a failure at most clubs some on here will get what they deserve.
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You aint the only one, left an excellent post this morning saying that it was a non-show by our boys and the fans ouhg to get their money back etc. Message deleted a few hours later! So no free speech allowed on this service.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 5:47 PM
 
remember it well but have to say in my opinion suspect Scott is no Bobby but could be wrong of course.
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 6:01 PM
 
 
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An excellent article by MST and I concur with his comments. However, a considerable number of our posters have been extremely pro Parker despite the visible evidence of his inability to produce a settled team, to obtain the best from the players at his disposal and his lack of experience. The Khans, in particular baby Khan, are responsible for appointing a coach with no experience which is almost akin to appointing a passenger to pilot a plane on the basis that he/she had flown on planes in the past. I suggested many moons ago that he should learn his trade elsewhere or as an assistant to an experience coach. This is not 20/20 vision as I have said this on a number of occasions dating back to when we were in the Premier. Unfortunately, this will not happen and he will continue to praise our opponents in the run up to matches, express surprise and disappointment when we lose to inferior teams and is in denial about the root cause of the problem. Results against teams in the lower echelons have been disastrous and the lack of goals, despite our possession football, is an embarrassment. Until the supporters make a concerted effort to display their displeasure at his lack of experience and voice their ire at the Khans then Parker will remain in charge. I am sure that Parker does not read the comments on this site or he would have done the honourable thing and resigned. I disagree with MST on one thing only when he states Barnsley was an accident waiting to happen. Stoke, Luton, Barnsley away, Brentford and one or two other games were also on the accident list and a club of our "quality" to have so many accidents is totally unacceptable.
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You can protest,shout and scream till your blue in the face, it will make not the slightest difference to how this club is run. Mr Khan owns the club and I wouldn't imagine he even bothers to visit this site and even if he did our likes and dislikes are of no importance to him whatsoever.
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Just want to say fair play to Cauley, he didn't celebrate either of his goals. I don't think anyone on here would have wanted him out of the club but just wouldn't have got a look in ahead of Mitro. It would have been good to still have him as a squad player - not because of hindsight, just wish we could see more kids come through the system into the first team
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I have to say that one of the things that really gets my goat is players not celebrating goals becuae they once played for the opposition.

That would be like me telling my sales team not to approach their previous employer's customers.

Absolutely ridiculous!

Rant over!

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:03 PM
 
If he didn't respect the club I believe he would have been giving it the biggun. Just shows you how he enjoyed being with us. That's class
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:06 PM
 
He also did 'approach his previous employers customers'- he scored two and made one, just didn't run up to the employer and rub it in. MST do you agree we are trying to win games by getting away with it when we should be working much harder than our opponents?
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:11 PM
 
I don't think players aren't working hard necessarily, I think they are just no cohesive plans that ensure that they are in the position they could or should be with or without the ball.

At this level players should be able play the ball to a team mate without even looking up because they know where a particular player will be positioned at any particular time (being pulled out of position occasionally excepted).

Most teams work on passages of play going forward and in transition but our lot just seem to always be out of position and are so far from where they should be that busting a gut to be there late is not worthwhile. Sometimes that can give the impression of not trying I guess....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:21 PM
 
So MST and your followers you know which players are carrying small knocks etc. and who needs a rest when most of us do not and no good manager would divulge his teams problems to the opposing manager just saying.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 3:20 PM
 
Uh?????
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 3:49 PM
 
What he said MST.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 4:54 PM
 
a) I don't have followers - I'm not Jesus Christ or Martin Luther King or even young Greta ;0)

b) I've not menbtioned anything in any post (ever) that I know which players are carrying knocks, need a rest, etc. or even alluded to it in any post now or in the past.

So don't understand the post by Ken44 I'm afraid....c'est la vie
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 5:05 PM
 
The post was self explanatory MST.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 5:12 PM
 
Interesting logic to say the least. West Brom & Leeds are having bad spells, but Fulham are just terrible & naive. Maybe today is a joke day :)
posted by Fulham (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 5:13 PM
 
MST is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 6:05 PM
 
Maybe he is the messiah. Just confused or multitasking :)
posted by Fulham (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 7:58 PM
 
He could be a messiah if he got a Handel on it ...
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 10:56 PM
 
I knew Cauley Woodrow would do well at the Cottage if only he had a fair chance.
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Here is a thought I don’t think the Khans are bothered about promotion until the stand is finished. That’s why Parker is in charge. Cheap and interim.
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Hmmm, not sure Jim, a promotion would go some way towards paying for the stand....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:04 PM
 
Could it be they’re just inept when it comes to football? BTW, when we don’t go up, FFP is gonna bury us mark my words.
posted by Californian - Monday 17th February 2020, 4:28 PM
 
Here’s another one for you. What if the goal is promotion through playoff final. Supposedly the game is worth £250m. Not sure what the ‘worth’ bit actually means but let’s take it at face value. Since the khans took over we have been in playoffs twice and destined for a third. If we go up via play offs again, that’s half a billion they have brought into the club in 3 years alone. Few of us have faith we would stay up so why not target promotion via the play offs again... the khans are business men and unless we are at the top end of the premier league, it’s unlikely we will be turning over that sort of money. Just a thought
posted by David (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 8:31 PM
 
David, exceptional conspiracy theory.
posted by Stammers (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 8:39 PM
 
One of the best. Like I said, just a thought and seems to tick some boxes.
posted by David (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 8:44 PM
 
It does. I've never understood though where the 250k price tag came from but it may well be the winners purse plus the guaranteed minimum payouts for the following year in the Premier League. To Cali's point it factors into the FFP algorithm which, if we earn it this season, could mitigate the risks of falling foul of the arcane FFP rules.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 11:14 PM
 
So does the winner of the playoff final make more than the two automatics? If so that’s crazy!
posted by Californian - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:01 AM
 
Doubtful but there is the gate money and TV to be taken into consideration. It's all a bit murky waters.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:13 AM
 
Californian, that’s what I’ve been led to beleive. Most expensive football game in the world they say. I dunno about intentionally doing this but sure the khans won’t mind if we go up and down like that.
posted by David (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:54 AM
 
Surely the best thing for the Khans is to get promoted and immediately relegated. 250 million for going up followed by a truckload in parachute payments. easy money, perhaps they ain't so stupid after all....
posted by Hints - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7:45 AM
 
Hints ,not sure you can become a billionaire by being stupid!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7:35 PM
 
 
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Barnsley was an accident waiting to happen in my opinion.

There isn't a pundit or commentator that doesn't think Fulham have one of the (if not THE) best squads on paper in the Championship and with the players that Parker has at his disposal we should be running away with this league.

It is quite clear that Parker's naive tactics are not suited to most of the players in our squad and the Board should never have tasked a rookie with getting this club back into the Premier League.

We have been scraping lucky wins and draws all season and on more than just a couple of occasions, Mitro has got us out of jail. Losses to teams we should be putting to the sword are disappointing but they are happening far too often for it to be a blip as is suggested by some players and Parker himself.

If it weren't for Leeds and West Brom having bad spells of form and the teams behind us throwing points away, we would not be anywhere near the position we are in right now.

When was the last time that we beat a team by more than one goal? I would think it was months ago.

You cannot expect a coach to "learn on the job" as well as get us promoted. His team selections are like a six year old football team chasing the ball all over the pitch. He tries Johansen and that works for a while and then doesn't so he changes to Kmac and that works for a while, he tries five at the back, plays Caireney left, right and middle, Bobby the decorator on the left wing, right wing, center forward false nine, Cav left wing, right wing, Knockaert all over the pitch, Odoi at right back, centre back, midfield, Sessegnon right back and right midfield and all the time Onomah is running around like a headless chicken, not passing to anyone and not hitting a barn door, etc., etc., etc.

We will not make automatic promotion this year in my opinion and if we make the play-offs (with it being so tight 3rd to 10th) it will be a minor miracle let alone any false hope of winning it again.

So what's the solution? In my opinion, it is to drop any thought of playing in the Premier League next season with Parker in charge because he just does not have the experience to know what to do next and he needs better advisors and coaches around him. Parker will not be fired so best he sees the season out with a near miss, we consolodate at the end of the season and either bring in more experience around Parker or change the whole regime.

If by some mistake, we do get promoted that could be even worse because it will be seen as a success, Parker will keep his job, we'll have the likes of Seri and and Aguisa back and we will, for sure, bounce straight back down......again.

Some may say a negative post but look back at our season and find the last time we really put on a performance for 90 minutes. I think you'll find that Millwall at home would be the only time you could say that for sure we looked dominating for the whole game.

As indicated previously; why the surprise? Barnsley was an accident just waiting to happen!

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Agree totally. I said ages ago that I'd sooner this team didn't get promoted as given the current squad/management we wouldn't have a prayer in the Prem and we would be humiliated. Best thing imo would be stay in the Championship another season, get rid of dead wood in all areas and re-strategise and re-invest in a cohesive well led team both on and off the field and then take the div by storm in 21/22. Get promoted with a strong team likely to stay up and with a spanking new stand to boot! The only spanner in the works would (ironically) be that we get promoted this season!! Which would be great...or for the reasons above wouldn't be ....er, great. Dilemma?
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 17th February 2020, 11:59 AM
 
But MST …Could this result be a blessing in disguise and they put in a performance agst Derby and going forward!!
posted by AH (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 12:00 PM
 
AH, do you know what I had exactly the same thought Saturday as it may have been just the boot up the 'arris we needed, and then I thought nah as per my post above.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 17th February 2020, 12:04 PM
 
I agree, Parker is becoming the new Tinker Man. I don't think he knows what his best 11 is. Bringing Sess in for Odoi? Err, why? Not even having Kebano on the bench who is one of the few players that can do something different and actually beat a player with quick feet - err why? My posts have been generally positive in the past, but after Saturday, I had to stay off this site as I may have posted something that would have sent me and possibly a few others over the side of Putney Bridge!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 17th February 2020, 12:06 PM
 
MW...per your post apart from the Millwall performance at home the performances have been far from convincing. They call it the entertainment business I have not been entertained at all!! That must go back to the coaching !!
posted by AH (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 12:24 PM
 
MST ...Well summed up also I think we are fooling ourselves when we say we have the best squad in the division far from it in my opinion. .
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 12:41 PM
 
Where Sheffield United scared about promotion? why are we incapable. 2nd rate Owners Management and Supporters.
posted by denny (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 12:58 PM
 
Speak for yourself Denny, I don't consider myself as a second rate supporter though.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:00 PM
 
I agree with us not giving performances for 90 minutes, if we want to win games we have work harder than our opponent for 90 minutes, not hold back and hope a moment of magic wins the game. I want the players stumbling off the pitch after the match cause they have left everything out there. I'm not seeing that at the moment
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:03 PM
 
Ask Brentford, Millwall, QPR Charlton fans if they want to go up.
posted by denny (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:04 PM
 
.....and then ask them would they want to go up if they thought they would come straight back down again ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:23 PM
 
MST, how lovely to read your article above, and although I do sometimes disagree with some of your comments, in this case I am 100% behind you, and I feel that if we did manage promotion this season, it would be a complete disaster, both on and off of the field. Unfortunately it will probably mean losing Mitro, although he has stated the he loves the club, and is happy here, so he might just give us one more shot. I have been blowing hot and cold with Scott Parker, but I now feel quite cold towards him, and MST you summed it up well about his chopping and changing on a match by match basis, and it just isn't working. In my humble opinion, I don't think that we have a cat in hells chance of winning at Derby on Friday, and it would be almost terrible if we did. We should have been romping this Division, but we are not because of the way Scott Parker has messed the squad around. Me thinks it's time for him to go now.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 1:44 PM
 
Fulham fans are the only ones that dont want promotion, wrong time, wrong year, poor manager, lose every match, cant cope ad nauseum. Success will not wait for you. Survey. Please reply YES or NO for promotion.
posted by denny (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 4:36 PM
 
YES
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 17th February 2020, 4:49 PM
 
YES of course but not to see us fail miserably again and sit at matches watching us lose four games out of five.

Football for me is not just about supporting a team because it's in my blood or because generations before me might have supported the same team or because I'm B&W through and through. I want to attend matches with expectation and excitement, to see the team I follow play well and score goals, to see them have a chance of a result before a ball is kicked.

What's the point in me driving a 300 mile around trip to home games expecting my team to ship goals and lose most weeks. Where's the fun in that?

I'm not a lemming, I don't just go for the sake of being an FFC fan, I go as a hobby that I've enjoyed all of my adult and some of my formative life. Losing one in three or four is expected for a club of Fulham's stature and resources and I can still enjoy the games when we are winning and drawing a few but losing most weeks and just awaiting the inevitable - what's the point?

posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 17th February 2020, 5:19 PM
 
If you play well you can avoid relegation, but you if you play really well you can't avoid promotion. I think we will get promoted under Parker and I believe all your fears will come to pass. That we would end up in this dilemma is a direct result of having no strategy for success. In military terms it's not enough to win the battle, you must exploit that win. We didn't exploit our success last season and we're on track to repeat that mistake again. Still, as Jim alluded to, the new stand is going to look nice and in all probability that might well be the pacing item.
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As per my previous posts, in recent years enjoyment of our style of play has been under Tigana and Jokanovic. If he is available he should be employed again with increased ability to monitor transfers. Would the owners be willing to eat humble pie, of course not. Still we may be in the play- offs, we may finish in the top two, that is how weak this division really is. Coaches improve players, if they are good coaches, Kamara has pace and potential, but he is still unable to control the ball or cross effectively, what is being doing to improve this. We have exciting wide players who do not run past their defenders.Possession based football, must have quick options for ball movement to unlock teams. We have a 21 goal centre forward who struggles to receive the ball in any space. With the offensive players at our disposal we are underperforming. Scott Parker does not seem to have the ability to solve these problems as of yet. Jokanovic has achieved these before in this division.
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your correct football is about coaching,the best coaches get that extra 10% out of players e.g.Roy when with us.
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As bad as we were Saturday Barnsley or Woodrow we’re not great they worked hard we’re better side we were poor and helped them Rodak was at fault for all goals hope the young man gets over it should he be given rest
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Don't agree about giving Rodak a rest. It's like when you fall off a horse you get back on again otherwise fear sets in. Best thing is to pitch him straight back in, he knows he screwed up and will be 2000% keen to give an error free performance. You drop him and he may never recover his confidence. Just sayin...
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 17th February 2020, 10:53 AM
 
Falling off a horse is easy; done it several times. It's bouncing off the ground that's hard.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 17th February 2020, 3:12 PM
 
Unfortunately Bettinelli has cost us more points than Rodak's mare on Saturday. I've more confidence in Marek than I ever did in MB and I think the defenders have as well. Tim Ream also played his part in the first two goals but has escaped the critics . With no Kongolo it seems he and Odio will be the only options at CB. Lets hope Hector stays fit or we will be in the mire.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 17th February 2020, 5:12 PM
 

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