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Monday 18th October 2021, 6:30 PM

Do we think the present side would manage to avoid relegation if f we do go up ?
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Monday 18th October 2021, 3:58 PM

Still dont get the rules,nothing makes sense ,but, those two penalty goals , wow!! 54 yards one in last minute so fulhamish,never saw the old man mr khan assume he was there , but lets face it these games are an all day affair its a day out with marching bands the lot,they dont do 90 mins then sod off with out a nod to the spectators like our games does , 90 mins of a game and sod all else.
MAF tried dancing girls at the cottage but mixing sport with entertainment might work in vulgar America but not in refined UK.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 4:46 PM
I hope their mascot is around on Wednesday, Billy could learn a thing or two from him.
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Monday 18th October 2021, 3:32 PM

I have nothing against Newcastle. Good fan base and genuinely a well supported club. However I think the hype has gone a bit mad. With FFP Newcastle will never be a top 6 club anytime soon. At least 5-10 years before they the quality in the squad to be a top 6 club. While their owners have unlimited amount of money but they are probably near £1bn away in terms of squad and depth compare with even Spurs. They can only spend £100m-£150m a season. That’s just enough to buy salah or Kane or de Bruyune or Rashford. Even assuming they don’t make bad buys, it would take them 5-6 years to build a squad that is worth £600m, minimum to be a top 8 contender. Fulham spent every FFP token they had. So did Villa. So those think Newcastle can be a top 4 team in the next few years are delusional.
They have at least 50,000 fanatical supporters so they probably sell huge quantities of merchandise. They will probably have spending power three times what we have ever had in the PL. Our increased capacity will increase our income but most of us buy new kit every 10-20 years not every year like most Newcastle fans. They can also attract much higher paying sponsors that we can. So they will have much higher spending power than we have ever had and even if they are relegated they will buy themselves out quickly and will quickly get in to the top half of the table. Those of us that are comfortably off should spend at least £40 in the shop every home game if you want things to change.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 4:07 PM
40 Quid? That is a fish&chip dinner for a month!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 5:48 PM
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Monday 18th October 2021, 9:27 AM

does fink dat dare will be busy streets and twains as dare will be boaf sets of fins tryna get uh da gimesy
You’re a liar .
posted by M (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 12:06 PM
The police probably reasoned Chelsea will not get much of a crowd for Malmo and our crowd even when we are full is not very big.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 4:51 PM
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Monday 18th October 2021, 8:20 AM

Those regretting the demise of Scott Parker at Fulham and eulogising about what he has done at Bournemouth (so far) should remember that if he was still with us there would be several outstanding players this season who would not.

I refer to Mitro and Seri for starters. Two players who have been outstanding this season and for whom we have to thank for some of our fantastic performances. Mitro with numerous goals and assists and Seri who, for much of the season, has commanded the midfield.

Joe Bryan, Kebano and Ream were also ostracised by Parker and would also probably have left the club.

Parker inherited much of the Bournemouth squad who, let's face it, underperformed last season and with only 12 games played, new manager bounce may still be in play. Let's see what happens when they have the inevitable bad run of games that all clubs have during a season.

I wish him no ill but I for on am extremely glad that Parker has gone and Marco Silva has my full support.
Here here MT, I couldn't agree with you more, as even Mitro himself said in the press this morning,that he has improved his game under Marco, which he would never have done under Scott Parker. Seri to me is a revelation. When he first joined us, I can remember other clubs supporters being really envious when we signed him, but he turned out to be a big flop, apart from that goal against Burnley. He was then sent packing on loan, but now under an astute manager and Boa, he is turning into the player he should have been from the start. However our season turns out, I know which manager and coach I would prefer my team to be playing under.
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:59 AM
Whatever happens this season I’m glad Parker has gone because I couldn’t sit an watch another boring game under his management. The football we are playing now is far more entertaining and once again I look forward to going to every game.
posted by Philmidd (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 11:28 AM
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The Club was represented by:

David Daly (Non-Executive Director)
Darren Preston (Chief Operating Officer)
Carmelo Mifsud (Communications Director)
Nicola Walworth (Supporter Relations Manager)
Katy Brecht (Head of Ticketing)
Charlie Harris (Communications Assistant)
Mike McSweeney (CEO Fulham Foundation)
Jack Burrows (Head of Marketing)
Apologies : Alistair Mackintosh (CEO)

The FST was represented by Board Members:

Tom Greatrex (Chair)
Ian Clarke (Vice Chair)
Simon Duke (Secretary)

Jimmy Hill Day
Match day operations
External match day issues
Games with large away followings
Safe Standing and match day atmosphere

The meeting opened with a discussion of the Jimmy Hill Day activities which, despite the result at Coventry, all agreed had been a success. The Trust participated fully in the day, joining forces with our counterparts at Sky Blue Trust to raise awareness of the bucket collections taking place to support Coventry based charities through the Jimmy Hill Legacy Foundation.

The Club thanked the Trust on behalf of Coventry and said that they will reflect on Jimmy Hill’s contribution to both clubs at the return fixture in April through the programme and other events.

The Trust raised a number of questions and concerns on behalf of supporters in various areas of the match day experience.

Riverside Stand floodlights
Following on from previous discussions, we asked if any further investigation had taken place into the calibration of the floodlights on the Riverside Stand. This is in relation to the comments of a number of Johnny Haynes season ticket holders that the lights are dazzling.

The Club said that they have checked on match day (versus Leeds and Swansea) and do understand that there is a significant difference in positioning between the new lights along the side of the stand and the old corner floodlights, although there is no difference in brightness. Trust board members have also undertaken a similar exercise. The Club confirmed again that the lights are properly calibrated to requirements and very similar to those at other grounds which are side-lit.

We asked whether the Club might consider helping anyone suffering significant discomfort or health complications from the lights by considering a seat move. The Club said they would be willing to help in these cases, and asked anyone in this situation to contact them. Please also let the Trust know if this is causing you difficulties.

Turnstile speed
In recent weeks, speed of entry to the ground seems to have been a problem, with many supporters highlighting long queues close to kick-off and slow operation of the turnstiles. We asked what could be done about this.

The Club explained that it was aware of a number of small technical issues which, when combined, had led to slower turnstile operation. These issues primarily relate to the integration of the new ticketing system from SecuTix with new ticket scanners from Fortress. Particular problem areas which the Club have identified include

Over-sensitivity of the scanners to the multiple bar codes on ‘print at home’ tickets, leading to tickets being scanned too early. This will be corrected by calibration of the readers and reduction of the number of bar codes on the tickets.

Supporters used to inserting season ticket cards into a slot not realising that they now need to tap the card on top of the reader (like an Oyster card). Signage will be provided to explain this, and extra training will be provided for turnstile operators and supervisors.

Sensitivity of the access control beams (which when broken, indicate that a supporter has entered the ground) to activity on the ground side of the turnstile. This will require further calibration.

Supporters attempting to use ‘print at home’ tickets on their mobile phones. The readers are not currently set up for this, although it does seem to work for some phones. Supporters are asked to bring a paper copy of all ‘print at home’ tickets. The use of mobile phone ticketing is on the roadmap for next year.

The Club said that they expected the changes they have made since the previous home game to reduce the delays and that they will continue to monitor and tweak the systems. Whilst this is happening, supporters can help by arriving in good time, tapping season tickets on the readers, folding ‘print at home’ tickets prior to arrival at the turnstile and not using mobile phones for ‘print at home’ tickets.

The Club and Trust agreed to review again next month.

Toilets in Johnny Haynes Stand
From time to time, supporters raise concerns about the quality of toilet facilities in various parts of the ground which we pass on to the Club. A particular concern was raised this month about the Ladies toilet block in the Johnny Haynes Stand at the Putney end of the ground. The Club said it will investigate.

Volume of speakers
At recent matches, the volume of the PA speakers has been very high, with supporters unable to hold conversations at half time. We asked if this could be addressed. The Club said it was aware of the issue, particularly at the Leeds fixture, and made adjustments for the Swansea game. The Club will monitor this.

Speed of catering
Some members reported that the service at the Hammersmith End bars is very slow at half time and that better staff training is required. The Club explained that the catering service is provided by an outsourced provider and said it would take this up with them.

Recycling bins
Supporters have observed that there is a lack of recycling bins inside Craven Cottage. The Club said that with space at such a premium on the concourses, it did not make sense to install recycling bins, particularly as there is no storage space. However, all waste is collected and taken off-site for processing and recycling.

Bishops Park lighting
Several supporters have pointed out that the lights in Bishops Park are set to turn off at approximately 21:30, which means that the park is in darkness after evening matches. The Club was unaware of this, but said that they would ask the council to extend the lighting period on match days.

District Line closures
The Trust asked, on behalf of members, whether any influence could be brought to bear on the TFL maintenance schedule which often sees the Wimbledon branch of the District Line closed on match days. The Club doubted that it could help with this, as repair timetables are set quite some time in advance.

In further discussion, the Club said it had been made aware that TFL expects to close Putney Bridge station from 21:00 on the night of the Fulham v Cardiff fixture on Wednesday 20 October. This is thought to be because Chelsea are also at home on the same evening, our fixture having been moved as a knock-on from Swansea v Cardiff being televised on the prior Sunday.

User journeys
Since the last monthly meeting, the Trust and Club have met separately to discuss the ticketing web site, with a focus on making access to tickets and information easier. A number of changes have been made as a result of this meeting, including

Simplified navigation from the Fulham FC web site to the ticketing site.

Introduction of dedicated ticket information pages for each home and away fixture that is on sale or soon to go on sale.

Ensuring all games, both home and away, which are available to purchase are listed on the home screen of the ticketing site
Supporters are reminded that in order to access the ticketing site and be able to purchase tickets they are eligible for online, they will need to be logged into their OneFulham Account.

The Trust and the Club agreed to continue to discuss possible improvements to the ticketing site and access to it from the web site and Fulham FC app.

Loyalty points
The Trust asked for an update on access to loyalty point totals on the new ticketing system. The Club reiterated that loyalty points had not been lost and should be available to view in the next month.

At the Leeds United fixture, for which the Putney End was sold out to Leeds fans, a number of supporters observed away fans in home areas, particularly in the Johnny Haynes Stand. The Trust asked if the Club had been aware of this and, more generally, what processes it has in place to prevent and manage such situations.

The Club said that on the day there had been two ejections of Leeds fans and ten ticket refusals. All stewards are made aware of the risks of away fans in the wrong area through their briefings.

The Club further explained that it has a robust set of processes to minimise away fans buying tickets in home areas, including requiring a previous booking history (not just Leeds games) and postcode exclusions. There was no general sale for this fixture. However, the Club said that the vast majority of away fans in home areas have had tickets bought for them by Fulham season ticket holders and members, which is hard to prevent.

The Club requested that Fulham season ticket holders and members do not buy tickets for any away supporters in home areas and said that action would be taken against any identified as doing so. Where away fans are obviously in home areas, and causing concern, then this should be identified to stewards. Additionally, in such circumstances, if seat numbers are notified to the ticket office they will investigate and take action where appropriate.

The Trust asked for an update on the Club’s view of safe standing, particularly given the recent law change allowing its implementation for early adopter clubs, and the expectation that it will be open to all clubs to apply for permission to use rail seating from August 2022.

The Club said that it currently had no plans to introduce safe standing areas, not least because Arena Seating, who provide the seating in use in the Putney, Hammersmith and (front of) Johnny Haynes stands do not have a rail seating option in their certified seating systems. The Club also noted the difficulty of installing rail seats in the ground without impacting the sightlines of other supporters.

As increasing numbers of clubs are likely to provide some safe standing accommodation and seating providers will have developed solutions, the Trust asked whether Fulham would be open to exploring this further. The Club reiterated that while they have no current plans to provide rail seating, they would be open to considering further.

The Trust also highlighted discussions currently taking place amongst fans looking at how to improve the match day atmosphere, citing previous studies that suggested that the Hammersmith End acoustics are unduly impacted by the rake of the stand and gaps at the rear.

The Trust asked whether, with the opening of the new Riverside stand, any consideration had been given to changing the location of away supporters. The Club responded that it is likely that away fans will remain in part of the Putney End, but no firm decisions had yet been taken.

The Trust further asked about consideration of using the home part of the Putney End to attract vocal fans to seek to improve the atmosphere, but the Club responded that the current unsegregated concourse and turnstile areas would add complications to any such idea. They also pointed out that when something similar was tried some years ago, with facilitated seat swaps into the first two of blocks of the Putney End, there was very little take-up.

On a wider point about supporter-led initiatives to improve atmosphere, with the Trust citing other clubs who have done so successfully, the Club indicated they would be happy to engage on that with the Trust and other interested parties to explore ideas in more detail.

Some Clubs in the Championship have stopped producing printed match day programmes available for sale at the ground. The Trust asked for the Club’s intentions.

The Club said that it sees the match day programme as a driver of fan engagement and recognises it is part of the experience for many supporters, as well as hospitality guests; there are no plans to stop printing them.

George Cohen statue
The Trust asked, on behalf of a member, whether there were any plans to move the George Cohen statue from its current location once the new Riverside Stand opens.

The Club said that there are no plans to move the statue.

Luis Boa Morte interview
Several supporters have requested a video interview with Luis Boa Morte on FFCtv, now that he has returned as part of Marco Silva’s team. The Club said they will ask him but he is a busy man in his capacity as Marco’s assistant in comparison to when he was a player here!

Panorama programme
The Trust and the Club discussed the recent Panorama programme, which drew attention to the activities of agents in relation to youth footballers, with Fulham being one of the clubs mentioned.

The Trust asked, on behalf of a member, whether the Club could expand on its comments at the time. The Club said it had nothing further to add, and that the club provided its representation to the programme which was referenced in the broadcast. It highlighted the work it undertakes through the Fulham Foundation to support former players as well as the excellent work carried out by the Academy’s Alumni programme.

Director of Scouting
Further to previous meetings’ discussions on the appointment of the Director of Scouting, the Trust asked for an update on when it was anticipated they would be in post.

The Club said that this is currently on hold and an update will be communicated if there are any developments.
Some interesting issues clarified. The toilets in the JH stand have been dreadful for a long time. I know their is limited space but if space can be found for betting, I am sure space can be found for better loos. I cannot think of any away ground where they are quite so bad. I know a lot of attention is being given to the new stand but that should not stop improvement in the other stands where it is needed.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 1:23 PM
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Sunday 17th October 2021, 5:54 PM

great win!
Wow, that's a relief, from 20 losses on the bounce!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 5:56 PM
NFL , zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by Ian (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 8:20 PM
Ian, I use to be like you, afraid of other sport because it might mean change in my country.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:43 PM
Afraid ? More like bored senseless !
posted by Ian (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 5:04 AM
Change in my country ? Eh !
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:51 AM
It’s only a game !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:03 AM
Try watching it Len , you might just change your mind !
posted by Ian (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 10:40 AM
Have watched it but it is just an advert fest with so many stoppages. A game that should last an hour drags on for two.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 1:25 PM
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Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:12 PM

I’m sick to the teeth of hearing how special their fans are and how they deserve a team challenging for honours. They are just fans of a poor Premiership team, supporting them home and away just as thousands of fans do throughout the country supporting their own teams. What is special about them? If they think all their problems are solved by having new rich owners, I think they are in for a shock. They have to get the right manager and then persuade top class players to move to Newcastle; good luck with that one. The days of players being tempted just by the money are long gone; and I think it’s going to be hell of a long time before they will be able to offer them European Championship football. Finally, I’m not a fan of Steve Bruce, but I think he has been treated appallingly, considering what he has had to work with, and at least he kept them comfortably in the Premiership
Same situation with us and Mickey Adam’s,he got shafted.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:16 PM
Away the lad's I hope they do well it would be a change to see some other club maybe winning something rather than the boring same 3 or 4 but you can buy who you like you can only have 11 players on the field may take them a few years to get it right and I bet in them few years there will be some clubs going to the wall ££££ spread the wealth !
posted by worple (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 4:16 PM
Noticed the teams that are not happy same culprits that tried to break away Funny old game !!! be nice to see a new kid on the block
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 5:24 PM
To many supporters believe their club nearly have a divine right to be successful, Fulham supporters almost have an opposite view in that if we succeed in anything it is such an unexpected surprise.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th October 2021, 5:35 PM
Hear,hear Jegs. I think exactly the same. Their fans think the world owes them a trophy but they are just a club like any other. Nothing special whatsoever.
posted by MT - Sunday 17th October 2021, 7:03 PM
So Newcastle have had millions invested in them to become a top club, but the question is, what happens if they get relegated this season, which as it stands is a real possibility. The new owners will not be able to spend money like confetti, as like us we have found, there is a financial limit, which is a real stopper. What are today's players, and Steve Bruce thinking, as most of them, if not all, will be discarded, so how can they play their hearts out for the club, knowing full well, they won't be there after January. I wouldn't take a managers job for all the tea in China, especially with that new lady owner with the piercing eyes looking at me. Frightening ! !
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 7:36 PM
Extremely unlikely they’ll get relegated,Bruce will be sacked shortly but generously compensated then a top rated manager will come in with 4/5 new signings and end up qualifying for a European competition. Give them 3/4 years they’ll have a trophy or two and playing regularly in the champions league.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 7:54 PM
Their owner is said to be very p!ssed off. He asked his staff to buy him a new castle and he ended up with a sh!tty football club in the arse end of England.
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 3:03 AM
Watching the Newcastle v Spurs game reminded me of our game against QPR one team completely outclassing another and virtually man for man every spurs player being better. Mike Ashley has done over a good few years what MAF did to us over 2 years. If a club is starved of the money for decent players survival is difficult.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:50 AM
Love to see them relegated but whatever position there in January there will be new faces if they spend their ffp money in jan which is quite substantial can they spend in august ??as far as this season goes Norwich down Watford down fancy Leeds to struggle cant score presume their love affair with manager wil go same way as others
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:15 AM
Not many players will want to join them in January so near the bottom of the table. It will mainly be loan players who we know are not all a great success. They will struggle to stay up.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:28 AM
Love to be a top manager you get the sack every two years get a kings ransom in contract payout then you get a cloud like Watford signing you up for another stint
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:32 AM
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Outstanding performance, at last he has become a team player. The team was fired up too because of him getting more involved. Keep it up Mitro.
What a weird comment.Given the phenomenal number of goals Mitro has scored for our club,often marked by two centre-backs,he has clearly ALWAYS been a ' team player ' !
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:51 AM
Have you forgotten how badly he performed last year? He stroled around the pitch with no enthusiasm, no interest and was a passenger in the majority of the games he had played in.
posted by St George (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 10:23 AM
Have you forgotten how superbly he has performed every other season ?
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 10:42 AM
have you not realised that Parker played a system that effectively made Mitro redundant? I for one love have him back as our Talisman.
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 11:45 AM
Irrepective of his goal scoring attributes i thing george refers to his extraordinary contribution in midfield and showing that he was enjoying the job. This is not what he had us used to of late.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 1:01 PM
Mitro would not score either of the goals he scored yesterday in the Premier League as he would not get the time and space. To be honest last season, Mitro was not fit, did not like the way Parker treated him and was injured a lot of the time. Once Silva arrived he is a different player.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th October 2021, 1:47 PM
Would have helped if he got more game time and a manager that did not play to his strengths
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 5:27 PM
We just couldn't get the ball up to Mitro in the premier league, so he went walkies for it. Wilson and Carvalho are clever enough to supply him back in prem. We also can add a rangey striker like a Ivan Toney into the equation and switch tactics etc. It didn't help matters that we missed penalties and drawn games that downed us. Mitrovic would like to put that theory right and prove himself back in prem i think...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 7:06 PM
First TV match I watched this season where we won. After half time when QPR scored and looked like a repeat as before where we succumbed to a more hungry team. But, lo and behold, Mitro turned the game back in our favour with a sublime headed goal that could have missed, hit the bar or post, or been saved - but such moments are sublime - and when Robinson got another via a deflection off a QPR player, his game sparkled once more. Such moments are precious in our race to promotion again. Onward and upward.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:16 AM
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Good to see Rainieri carrying on he’s managerial knowledge at Watford.
Yeah right,fancy losing to Liverpool.Absolute proof Ranieri is no good.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:54 AM
Losing is one thing,5-0 thought he was useless for us.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 10:39 AM
Come on,this Liverpool team is capable of beating the vast majority of teams by a similar score.Ok,he didn't do it for us,but that is mainly down to the mess created by the idiot child.Ranieri has been a fine manager who has had an excellent career.Give the guy a break.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 10:47 AM
Strange sacking Xisco Munoz and replacing with Ranieri. If Watford go down Ranieri won’t be there next season, Munoz would have. Don’t understand how you are supposed to build projects. Watford were not getting hammered so can’t see the value in the sacking.
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 1:51 PM
Watford have been smart on choosing managers and generally, get the best out of them and once the extended honeymoon period has past, get rid. Why they chose Raneri is strange and wonder if they have done their homework this time? Ranari’s approach is to park the bus - doesn’t work in the premier league anymore as we saw!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:02 PM
Having been a long suffering Fulham supporter for more than eighty years I have come to the conclusion that in most cases it is not the coach who is the problem it is the players' lack of either lack of effort or skill that cause a team to fail. I well remember one Bobby Robson being sacked and look what he achieved afterwards! Ranieri will fail at Watford because he is taking over a poor group of players in the same way that Scotty Parker failed because he was having to knock into shape a bunch who were unable or unable to make his system work. He is succeeding at Bournemouth because he has players who believe in him. Good coaches do not become bad coaches over night or vice versa.
posted by Ancient Chris (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:27 PM
The best players at Fulham are the attacking ones the worst are the defensive ones, so a system that relies on defence was never going to suit our players. Silva is a good manager who knows how to get the best out of the players he has and build a system around them as they matter as much as the manager. If Parker is going to have to learn that if he wants to become a top manager otherwise he will only succeed where he inherits a set of players who enjoys and can play his tactics.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:56 PM
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Scotty looking a very good coach, we should have kept him.
Oh no we shouldn't, his play bored us to tears. He is history now, so let's just forget him. Bournemouth I agree are unbeaten this season, but if you look at who they have played, we would also have been unbeaten against the same opposition, apart from Blackpool, but they played them at home and only drew, we would have scored more goals as well.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 8:53 AM
Think Scott deserves a bit more credit,was always gonna be tough in the premier league. Can’t believe how well Brentford have adjusted with pretty much same team. Team spirit and confidence are key.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 10:41 AM
Chief, you have put your finger on it, as team spirit is of the utmost importance in teams and it shows where a lesser team like Brentford can stand up for themselves in the Premier League, despite their real lack of talent, especially up front, where their goals are hard to come by, but their spirit alone almost put paid to Chelsea yesterday. Well done to them and Frank their manager. Last season we were defunct of teams spirit, under SP, and it shows this season, where Mitro is back to his best again under Marco, which has spread rapidly throughout the squad, and thank goodness for it.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 11:09 AM
Parker wanted to leave so we couldn’t have kept him. Seems he has more passion for Bournemouth than us going by how he is coaching (not leaving any stone unturned). Back to us- We look like world beaters when we are on it but standards do seem to drop randomly, it looks too easy and everyone switches off. Why can’t we play like the game is 0-0 even if we are 1-0/2-0 up? Stay switched on. When was the last time we had a vocal captain? They are always meek.
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:01 PM
Just watched a really poor Cardiff side play Swansea, and here is a case in point. If our players watched that game as well, they might just think that they have only to turn up to win, take it easy, and then lose. Wouldn't that just come under the heading "Fulhamish" Marco must get them to play like we were playing WBA or Bournemouth, and pull no punches.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 2:11 PM
Cardiff is a poor team but Fulham have always been good at building confidence in poor teams. Hope this is not what happens on Wednesday and the players remember that there are no easy games in the Championship.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th October 2021, 3:02 PM
To be fair don’t think Bournemouth are playing boring football think they’ve been fortunate in a couple of games as for us if we had taken up points on games mess up this year we should be top of this league but for all that I’m confident we will be in prem next year
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:39 AM
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Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:48 PM

For about 10-15mins in the second half after they equalised, we lacked creativity, solidity and energy. It was worrying. QPR gave us too much respect at the time, if they had pushed us i wonder if we would have collapsed again. We looked nervy and you can see the players thinking here we go again. We have to learn to step up and forget we conceded. I am glad we managed to do that today but it took us about 15mins to get over their goal. We have to stay mentally strong whatever happens if we want the automatic promotion. We have one of the best teams in the league and if we can strengthen our defence in January, iron out little mistakes, we should be ok for promotion. Coyw. Looking forward to 4 wins in a row…
Should have been all over by half time! Always needed a second goal but the team reacted well and a comfortable win.Nothing to vomplain about Seri Mitro both immense.
posted by Alex (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 9:29 PM
John, we just beat QPR. Enjoy it , we are not Bayern Munich, teams will have their share of dominance. well done to the team, we smile today.
posted by BIG GAZZA (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 9:59 PM
When they hit the post early on i was thinking the worst but we prevailed. I too felt our vulnerability and i sensed a 'here we go again' after internationals but we soon put that theory to bed. The best feeling i got was when Robinson took his goal and it sort of felt okay and a sense of redemption from Robinson after his nightmare before the international break. Happy ever after was the order of the day...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 10:31 PM
Disagree, we kept and then increased the tempo. Good reaction to a fortunate goal.
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 10:33 PM
No buts here. You’re never gonna dominate the full 90 minutes. Good reaction to the equalizer. Well done to Silva and the lads. Maybe more importantly, Carvalho and Tete close to returning, sending Cav and Odoi back to the bench. That in itself should produce a noticeable rise in the level of play. We were looking pretty unbeatable before they got hurt. Great 3 points!
posted by Californian - Sunday 17th October 2021, 12:15 AM
Decent game and an even better result,look for the positives.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 8:08 AM
The Coventry game was completely different that stupid penalty decision changed everything as it just dismayed the players. Yesterday Seri started to talk to all the players after the equaliser, I assume with you are better than QPR do not give it away. It obviously worked. I know Mitro scored 2 goals and got Man of the Match, but Seri should have got it for inspirational match winning behaviour.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th October 2021, 1:58 PM
I keep saying that Seri is our most important player but apparently, i talk nonsense...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:21 PM
Still wondering why he did not start at Coventry !! Still manager knows better than me
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I am happy and ecstatic to eat humble pie on this occasion. Our record is never good after internationals, but we bucked the trend this time around. Mitrovic was superb and superbly taken goals, quality! I was equally happy for Robinson after the Coventry debacle, even though his goal was a deflection. Robinson and his pace will be crucial to fulham and push for prem return. His distribution needs working on a little but he will improve. Bobby Reid took his goal brilliantly and it makes up for the times he skys one in the rugby stand. Again Reidy still needs to work on his finishing. I think Kunye and all Rodak faithful would like to see him in permanently? If only now we can go on a decent run and climb back to the top of the table and 'er' push past colonel Parker. We can b&q it' COME ON FULHAM!!!!!!!
Mitro will score plenty of goals this season. You get just a bit more space plus a bit more time in the championship than the Premier !
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Is this the same Loftus Cheek, who was so lazy and appalling when he played for us last season, or is this one playing for Chelsea tonight against Brentford his twin brother ?
RCL had no interest in playing for us, and he just used us to try to get his fitness up to Premier League level, and our suckers fell for it. Good riddance as far as I am concerned.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:21 PM
Apparrantly by his own admission was only using ffc as a means to get fit !! Thanks for that ! All the same could you see that player getting a spot in a team of the European champions Think CFC look pretty average tonight let’s hope they buck up second half keep the little bees in there hive !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:23 PM
Quite correct RLC used us as a rehab unit, and the MUGS at Fulham paid him 70k per week for the privilege.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 7:33 PM
Irrespective of what hatred Len has to spew out we held our own and in the last 15 min looked like we could have snatched a draw
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 7:35 PM
We were f*cked in the pitch so I'm off down the back of Hounslow library to meet some headhunters and get f*cked for real. Toodle pip girls!!!!!
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 7:52 PM
Loftus Cheek didn't play any different to how he played for us in my opinion, just same 'ole' Loftus going forward. We messed up our prem stay because we didn't put away chances and penalty misses we should have. All should share the blame...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:06 PM
Well done Bees gave the European champions a tough game
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:10 PM
Buzz Bee' take your defeat gracefully' language is inappropriate. We are a child-friendly and family club here at Fulham and we would like to maintain standards on here. Goodness knows what our celebrity friends such as Nigel Havers and Hugh Grant will think? Shocking behaviour' Really!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:16 PM
The second Buzzi B posting is the fake one posted as always by a disgruntled Fulham fan
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:21 PM
What’s the point of small bentford fans coming on here spouting rubbish ! Dropping like a stone at the budget stadium !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:24 PM
Disgruntled Fulham fan Buzz Bee, today of all days? I say we are blumming delirious old boy!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:40 PM
RLC took us and particularly Scott Parker for absolute suckers. Parker selected him week after week knowing full well he was using Fulham to gain playing time and fitness at our expense without making a significant contribution and keeping genuine Fulham players on the bench. A screaming example of the Old pals act if ever I’ve seen one.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 10:24 PM
Football is a business,Parker,RLC it’s all a learning curb.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 8:11 AM
Buzz you got beat by a poor Chelsea side tonight ! Never mind ffc won thought we played well even super hoop was big enough to congratulate us you could learn something there my old buzz
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:43 AM
A game lasts for 90 minutes you got beat by a below par Chelsea team
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:47 AM
I think the Sky commentators got it right by saying he was at Fulham to get fit but was recovering from such a bad injury he was frightened the same thing could reoccur. I am sure that was right as you could see at times what a good player he is but most of the time he lacked commitment.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 17th October 2021, 5:44 PM
Agree TTIN had his moments still surprised at his game time this year
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 8:46 AM
The loan agreement with Chelsea probably required him to play a minimum number number of games. Other teams know how desperate we were to get quick deals so we paid though the nose on both price, wages and conditions. Newcastle will find the same thing in January when they are desperate to sign a decent team.
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do fink dat uh daisies gime was great. fink dat qpr didnt stand no chants says.
Writing l8ke that is pathetic
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:23 PM
Please enlighten us with cryptic comments Bobby
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Odio is a mistake waiting to happen game after game . He has made so many errors today
We won 4-1. Judge him or the players when we lose.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 3:10 PM
Got my pre match prediction totally wrong, good game though, your keeper certainly commanded your defensive area. Best of luck for rest of season
posted by hoops (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 3:16 PM
I heard he played a part in the first goal. Denis has always got an error in his game but I think he’s good value.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 3:19 PM
Very gracious Hoops thanks and the same to you. Wasn’t at the match but glad to hear Rodak played well, glad to see him back.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 3:23 PM
Agree with odoi being a bit haphazard but I noticed we switched off near half time, neither team dangerous at this time potentially five minutes we could have caused them a problem and nick a second then. Qpr equalised then it looked like they had us on toast and we nicked three goals. We are still lacking a midfielder who demands everyone to remain switched on. Hopefully there is a player out there we can recruit. Keep going lads. Don’t switch off, you invite your own problems
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 4:25 PM
Denis's pass was wayward but QPR still had a lot to do. Overall he played OK. An assist for the first goal-his second of the season. Given his goal in an earlier game he's done a decent job while Tete is injured.
posted by Fulham White (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 4:30 PM
Rodak did not have a save to make but did everything he had to and a keeper who can kick the ball from one penalty are to another adds a very important attacking option.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 16th October 2021, 5:01 PM
Each player Should be judged on every game They play
posted by Lucy Lucy (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 5:10 PM
Very magnanimous of you hoop was going to take the pee but your man enough to say the better team won !! That’s how true fans behave BUZZ !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 5:24 PM
Great win, coming back in the second half after they scored is encouraging. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking please not again. Mitro looking back to his best. Odoi did his job. Also winning after an international break. Just a shame Bryan was injured and I hope he and cav have a speedy recovery.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 5:53 PM
We seem to have fans that jump on this site and blame players if we give a goal away. Best not to watch a game with your device next to you.
posted by Gaz - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:35 PM
Leave our Dennis alone. The blokes a diamond. Gives 100% every game. Ok makes the odd howler but he’s an adequate deputy while our injured right back is out
posted by Hodds (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 7:57 PM
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Excellent knee taking before the KO, proud of the boys.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 1:25 PM
Yep took the knee. Fully committing to neo Marxism. It feels great!
posted by Wolfie Smith (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 1:41 PM
What nonsense, there should be acknowledgement to those that die from terrorism, nearly always from the rubbish allowed in the UK.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 2:47 PM
I’d also have liked to see the cheerleaders on their knees…
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 3:09 PM
It is only Marxist who are anti-raciest?
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Although I am very pleased to see Rodak back in goal today, this is offset by the inclusion of Cavaleiro as a striker, which to my mind is a total joke. He should never be anywhere the bench let alone playing. This doesn't look a very good team today, and a draw will probably be the best that we can hope for. Saying that, I do hope that I am wrong and that we go on to have a good win COYW.
The manager has to juggle the returning international players.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 16th October 2021, 12:32 PM
Delightfully how wrong could I have been. Mitro's on fire, and he will take some stopping.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 4:12 PM
Cav is actually a good striking option. Takes on defenders and creates chances. Need to score more but not as bad as you make out. Rodak looks very scared to play the ball out to defenders…. Probably the better goalkeeping option however.
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 7:02 PM
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does you fank dare will be a gwate gime uh mozza as dare is boaf fulham qpr and brentford chelsea. was finking dat mohst of the times plazzin will be try yen dare best uh win da gimes
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Sir David Amess - I don't know him at all but no one should die trying to serve their community/people. We have idiots in Norway killing people at random. we have a kid stabbed in Twickenham a couple of days ago. now an innocent MP stabbed to death probably had no idea why he was a target. what and who do you blame?? Divisive politics? Social media??
Who to blame? An idiot. RIP Sir
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 5:20 PM
Absolutely John. Puts all our squabbles on this site into perspective. RIP
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 5:53 PM
If we don't respect our elected MPs of all persuasions we shall soon sink into anarchy.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 6:24 PM
Kunye' we are already going down that road to anarchy, starting with our climate change friends blocking roads, etc. Everybody would like to live cleaner but all these changes take time, and in time they will change it. We have a great system for voting mp's in which works well and better than most countries, this is why people from all backgrounds make it to the uk partly. The hatred for mp's started a long time ago with Margaret Thatcher for instance. I was always a labour supporter because there is a long tradition to support labour until Corbyn crept in. Every mp worth their salt will leave a legacy and i learnt that Thatcher stamped her mark in history by giving council tenants the right to buy their houses which is fantastic. David Amess was a really good man who gave up his spare time to listen and help everybody from every community which is a great thing. He was 69 years old and i don't know many at that age who would give up their time to help others. Rip Sir David Amess, God bless you...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 8:29 PM
Sad reflection on our society, but just one example in many. Roll on death, this is not how I thought my life would end. Just worry for my boy. Makes me feel I want to murder someone and that can’t be right. Sad, sad, sad!
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 10:36 PM
I have to say it was an extremely evil and unpleasant act on an elderly family man (5 children, no less) who was going about his daily business helping people. I hope we do not see similar here in Germany.
posted by Ludwig (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:40 AM
Yes, can always trust the Germans not to take killing to its extreme.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 12:55 PM
Paddy - that is in many ways true. We as people are willing to take whatever extreme action is appropriate to defy these murderers. We do not advocate hugging such people and housing them with generous income supports.
posted by Ludwig (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 1:01 PM
Keep up the good work. Loved the 5th concerto by the way, not kept up to date with your recent stuff.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 1:40 PM
Paddy - you have the very good Irish humour.
posted by Ludwig (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 2:04 PM
And you have the very good disrespect for trolling a post about a murder victim you ersatz Teutonic twerp.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 2:08 PM
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:32 PM
And you can f*ck off too you annoying arse. I suppose now one of your alter egos will rush to your defence.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:51 PM
Whatever. As I said above, our differences are irrelevant.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 8:10 PM
These so called people are murderers and I am afraid they have always been about I don't want to sound to laid back about it ,the girl lured by the copper the other week ,he was a wrong un he was caught flashing and god knows what else he should have been dealt but do you think that would have stopped him killing .string these people up we have to pay huge amounts to keep and feed them .kill them and forget them . that scum Bellfield how many programs have they aired from what he done he lives on especially for some of the families involved.
posted by Hartopp (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 4:37 PM
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Looks time toms fit to resume could be in squad tomorrow !!! Lets be honest after our last shambolic display if he’s fit he must play a part sometime
Fantastic news , Welcome back Tom
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 5:01 PM
Well past his best, will play a cameo role and within a couple of games will be back on the sick list
posted by Putney pete (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 5:21 PM
Still drawing his 40k + per week injured or not.
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 6:25 PM
I hope he can contribute big as he has been a big contributor. The trouble is he will be affeered of the first tackle that hits him.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 15th October 2021, 7:58 PM
It is great news if Tom Cairney can feature in some part of the game tomorrow, at least he won't be tired and jaded from internationals. This will be a fierce local derby and we will need players to stand up fresh as a daisy tomorrow because we won't be standing and whistling dixie, this is war and we want a win to keep up with colonel 'Parker'......
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 8:37 PM
He’s been a complete carriage on the gravy train,throw him off before he takes even more money for pretending to be a decent professional footballer.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 9:51 PM
On the bench, When the manager said he would take some part in the match he would have been given some stewards kit. Good luck to him.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 16th October 2021, 12:08 PM
Bit unfair to judge cairney till we see him what I’ve seen this year a fit a Cairney will be an asset
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You could not afford a trip to ffc peseant
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 2:53 PM
Bit harsh. Only posted a link to an interesting interview….
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Before going to the big London derby on Saturday, I thought I would go along and support one of our lower league neighbours. Are you doing a pay on the gate fiver (or something similar)?
Hope you make it. Although two trips to A & E after your spankings seems a bit excessive. Even for a Hounslow crackhead like you .
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 8:18 PM
Big London derby ? You lot still can’t sell out , ,lol.
posted by Pete (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 8:20 PM
BEE BOP, YOU ARE GETTING ON MY NERVES NOW. Crawl away and enjoy your club. We will enjoy ours.
posted by BIG GAZZA (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 8:52 PM
WHERES BUZZ !! think you will get your asses kicked tomorrow think it will be a good day bitters bashed at lunchtime little bees bashed at tea time ( not very often I want the lodgers to win )
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 4:25 PM
Sure I expect our side to loose, we are playing one of the best teams in Europe, what's going to be your excuse.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 6:28 PM
Loose ??.. Its lose idiot . Dont you school kids learn anything at school these days !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 9:41 AM
Too loose , isn't that in France ?
posted by Tim nice but dim (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 10:13 AM
They got rid of their school to spend more on scouting other teams students.
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The wound from coventry still seems fresh. If i feel that way, probbaly many fans and more importantly the players too. Saturday's game feels like one of the those envelope came through the post you dread to open! so not sure i am really looking forward to the match. I know it sounds a bit drastic but feels like if we lose, it is another nail in the coffin!!
me dont like football much anymore uh be honest, fink dare is more to lyfe dease days like plazzing call of duty wiv friends
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 5:41 PM
I would be ecstatic if we beat them, other than that i am saying nowt!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 7:38 PM
Make you right Owen, utter a word and we lose again they'll all be on your back saying it's your fault.
posted by Finger pointing (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 10:35 PM
We lost a game that is all that happened against Coventry. We are not unbeatable but have a chance of getting promoted and still have a lot of time and games to do that. we lost that game because we gave away stupid goals and missed good chances. We cannot expect every team to stand back and lets us play, so we need a strategy to beat the teams who close us down.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 14th October 2021, 11:20 PM
You will be well down the leagues pecking order after Saturdays spanking
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Hoops is a reading fan , a strange one !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 5:06 AM
Don’t worry boys. The Hoops are in for a good spanking Ok it’s a derby but we’re at home and the cottage will be rocking with mitro looking to add to his tally. No contest.
posted by Hodds (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 7:13 AM
If you pick one game a week Mitro & that useless Portuguese winger we are on a winner
posted by Hoops (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 12:01 PM
You mean the two SAS men who couldn't read a map? Yes, remember it well. Your point?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 1:17 PM
If you can't see the point then you really are thick.
posted by Seamus O'reilly (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 7:32 PM
Steady with the compliments potato head !
posted by Tim nice but dim (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 9:43 AM
Faort ya woza proppa funn!!!!!
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If you are making an offensive joke on this site you should identify that is what it is, otherwise the large number of humourless people on this site will be offended.
No more Tommy Copper jokes. The Turks find him offensive. I'm there now. None of them laugh when I say I'm on a whiskey diet. Last week I lost three days. Ah ha ha ha. Grrrr.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 9:59 AM
Why not just post one that isn't offensive? And talking if Tommy Cooper, “I went up into the attic with the wife the other day. Dirty, filthy, covered in cobwebs. But she’s good with the kids.”
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 12:13 PM
I find Turks in general are lacking a sense of humour !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 12:59 PM
Apparently Tommy Cooper was well known for being a skinflint and never tipped taxi drivers. So one cabbie was surprised when Tommy said “ Have a drink on me “ tucking something in his top pocket only to find it was a tea bag
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 1:14 PM
I agree Len.
posted by Lawrence of Arabia. (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 1:15 PM
To broadswords, God, get a life!!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 2:04 PM
What's the difference between broadsword and O Dave ? Their isn't, cos they are the same person !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:20 PM
Doctor: Mrs Smith you have acute angina. Mrs Smith: I'd like a second opinion. Doctor: Your t*ts aren't bad either.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:23 PM
Broadswords "aka" O David, go elsewhere and spew your racist anti white filth, makes one ashamed to have these twins on a decent site.
posted by Barn Elms (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:25 PM
Mrs Brown came home from the docs in tears telling her husband the doc had said she had a cute vagina , the husband confronted the doc asking him why he said that to his wife . The doc said no ,no , I said she had acute angina!!
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:31 PM
Barn Elms it whatever you usually post as. Do you actually know the meaning of the word racist?
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:44 PM
Two Irishmen are on a flight when the pilot comes on the intercom and says, 'ladies and gentlemen no need for concern but we've lost power to one of our engines and will be continuing our journey on the remaining three. The aircraft is perfectly capable of flying on three engines but there will be a short delay of around half an hour.' Five minutes later another announcement, 'ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately another engine has failed. I stress there is no need to panic but there will be a delay of around two hours. ' Ten minutes there's another announcement, 'ladies and gentlemen, we've now lost power to a third engine. The plane has been designed so that it is still capable of completing the flight but we will now be delayed by four hours.' Mick turns to Seamus and says, 'bejasus Seamus, if that last engine goes we'll be up here all night.'
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:46 PM
Chris. I have a life thanks. It just doesn't involve humour that should have died with Bernard Manning.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:48 PM
A life with no sense of humour, feel sorry for you
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 4:01 PM
Bernard Manning? made a fortune being funny!,, nuff said. He apologized to no one. Can't imagine what fun your life must be?
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 4:28 PM
My sense of humour is fine thanks Bob. I just wonder why you feel something has to be offensive to be funny.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 4:32 PM
The sexual tension on this site is palpable . Will you boys get a room?!?!?!?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 4:40 PM
This is so boring. Why are you all so fragile that when either Broadsword or I say a single word you go into full melt down and conspiracy mode. Barn Elms, i bet you are steadfast when it comes defending free speech but require people with different views to 'go elsewhere'. I would also be interested to hear what your definition of racist is and how anything I have ever said is racist. Quick Google should go to show how pathetically insecure you sound.
posted by O David (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 4:46 PM
Mrs Merton destroyed Bernard manning and it was very funny.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 5:53 PM
She's brown bread too. As funny as a baby with cancer.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 6:02 PM
Thought instead of harassing us politically incorrectees some of you would be apoplectic about this day in history 2004 on the home page.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 6:12 PM
Palpable Pat? Was it an edict from Rome? Wouldn't trust those papists as far as I could kick them with my left foot.
posted by Ari on mobile (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 8:03 PM
Paddy you should know better that you can't say ladies and gentlemen any longer because you'll be offending trans gender people.
posted by Eddie izzard (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 10:09 PM
Why are people so unkind?
posted by Oz nick (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 10:17 PM
Broadsword, O David, Oz Nick.
posted by AKA (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 11:04 PM
I think I have proved my point.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 14th October 2021, 11:22 PM
As an Irishman I have been on the end of racial abuse all my life. How does it effect me? Not one bit. The best thing in the world is being Irish. If anyone tells an Irish joke they are usually quite funny and I don't take offense. If you think the Irish haven't suffered you don't know about the potatoe famine when children died of starvation when their fields were full of wheat. Or did you know the first slaves sold in New York were Irish children. Or Bloody Sunday when the British Army locked the gates at a football match and shot spectators and players. Or Bloody Sunday 2 when Irish people were shot in their own streets. I heard people address my dad as Paddy all his life when his name was Peter. My mum told me when they came to England with me a small child and they were looking for accommodation there were signs in the Windows NO IRISH NO BLACKS. Do I bear you a grudge? No. Did you do any of those things? No. I like black people but find them intimidating in crowds.. I have had black friends, close friends, fell in love with a black girl friend plus a couple more as lovers. I don't remember racism ever being a topic of conversation.. All this anti racism is taking us backwards Lines are being drawn between two camps not eroded. Black lives matter but black teenagers continue to stab each other. BLM is a communist political group with a convicted terrorist among their leaders. Players can say it is not so or its separate but they continue to give it publicity. Last of all the most saintly person is classed as a passive racist if they do not speak out against racism. If someone hates the Irish, I'll move on thank you. The idea that everyone else needs to defend me is utter nonsense.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 7:06 AM
Well said Chris , I hope the do gooders on here , boredsword, O Dave etc take note !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 7:51 AM
My God Chris; you and the Scots do my head in with your years of oppression sh1t. Should us Brits start going on about all the countries that invaded us (France, Norway, Denmark, Italy, et al....) and raped and pillaged our wives and children, we'd be here for a millennium - give it a rest mate!!
posted by MT - Friday 15th October 2021, 9:14 AM
The Welsh are a very nice people not that bright but do not have as good and education as the arrogant Scots who mock the stupid |Irish.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 15th October 2021, 9:35 AM
Broadsword O’David Oz nick Markrightback…….fill your boots this is right up your street.
posted by AKA (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 9:41 AM
Chris. If that is your way of dealing with it then that is your right and I commend you for it. The trouble is that others may not be so thick-skinned (that isn't meant as an insult) and are upset by such jokes or feel the need to pretend they are not. I don't suggest that anyone who tells a racist or homosexual joke is racist or homophobic. However, continuing to tell such jokes normalizes them and plays into the hands of those who are racist/homophobic. These jokes and comments belong in the past with the "No blacks or Irish" signs.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 9:47 AM
Read it again MT. When were English people shot in the streets of England. Cromwell maybe. Irish were killed playing and watching football. The barbarity of it shocked the world and shamed Britain. Or shot to death in Bloody Sunday 2. You may even have been alive for that one, or maybe your parents. If it has no effect on you and you are not ashamed, as I said no difference to me. I'll just move along.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 10:03 AM
Chris, I see the point of you moving on of course and that's your prerogative but of course Brits have suffered similar but that doesn't mean it didn't happen in Ireland although with Bloody Sunday MKI there are two sides to that story and MKII was most likely a young kid with an itchy trigger finger rather than some conspiracy regarding para-military operations.

My point is that all those things are in history and my point of view is that we should not forget but we should move on and live for today and the future.

I have two Scotsman in my team who are forever telling me how Scotland was sold to England for a shilling and constantly reminding me of Longshanks, Bannackburn, etc. as well as five Irish who cannot forget the tragedies you recall but never, ever mention the fact that the Brits were there to protect the Irish and for the most part did a reasonable job.

You also might like to remember the innocent people over here that were killed due to IRA bombs in Birmingham, Guildford, London, etc. so I think we the Brits and the Irish are pretty even on the mindless killing front.

No more history lessons please or as the son of a Jew (God rest his soul), I will have to bring up the second world war and the London movement of the 60's as well as the current Labour party and you really don't want to get me started on that one ;0))
posted by MT - Friday 15th October 2021, 10:18 AM
Anyway, there was this Irishman, Englishman, Scotsman and a Jew on an aeroplane........lol
posted by MT - Friday 15th October 2021, 10:45 AM
Anyway, I've an appointment with a Chinese dentist at two thirty.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 12:13 PM
If we are on the subject of barbarity does anyone remember the hard done bleating Irishmen who dragged the two Englishmen out of their car in Northern Ireland and butchered them in cold blood. It was sickening and an act of barbaric hypocrisy.
posted by AKA (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 1:01 PM
Chris...no problem with me..AKA not sure what you are saying....but hey ho go Fulham...my money is on....
posted by Oz nick (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 1:25 PM
As I said at the start I bare no grudges and the crimes against the Irish were not down to you. I move on but you are right about the IRA, violence solves nothing but it seems it did. Downtrodden people will always rebel. Shooting football players and their supporters in the ground takes some explaining as if there could be some forgiveness. Loved your last line though.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 2:36 PM
The English of course are full of their own self importance perhaps justifiably as they have everything going for them and the rest of the British Isles do not.

The total population of Scotland, Wales and NI is £10m

The total population of Greater London is £9

The population of the rest of England is £58m
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 15th October 2021, 2:38 PM
Cmon broadsword there not that bad !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 2:59 PM
They had there chance to break free a couple of years back decided against and will do if they have another vote
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 3:19 PM
Majority rule if they don’t like it they can always leave Scots we’re not so keen when they had there chance
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 3:25 PM
You lot really would argue about anything. I know some of you think you’re bright and few might actually be so, but for heavens sake these are really just opinions, not fact. Reading all your comments, I can honestly say that I think they are all absolute ill informed rubbish. None of you appear to know too much about anything and just trot out the same old prejudices and arguments that you read somewhere and remember one word in six at best. Hopefully as you’re writing under pseudonyms your true identities will remain secret an save you embarrassment.
posted by Impartial Observer (Guest) - Friday 15th October 2021, 6:24 PM
You have just summed up all social media very well. A lot of very self-opinioned talking nonsense for effect.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 16th October 2021, 7:56 AM
So Mr Observer, that's your real name ?
posted by Bill (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 9:46 AM
He wasn’t condemning the use of pseudonyms, merely saying that the use of them preserves anonymity. Keep up, he did use English:)
posted by Duh (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 3:15 PM
No, have to agree with Bill that Observer doesn't seem to see the contradiction.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Saturday 16th October 2021, 6:31 PM
Impartial right or wrong we are entitled to our opinion if you don’t like it Go on another site
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Sore dare was twabble at Engladn Hungry last nite. Do fink dem days is behind us, gone, in general but sam toims worry if day mite be on dare returns; hope not at least uh be fair uh be honest. no dat we have qpr on sat dee and fink dare will plenty of nought e clobber about, torking Lyle and Scott, Ben Sherman and Zara
Dem Hungry ones them ate a trunchun or to. Fancy cummin to wemberley short handed. Most of the Hungariuns was to busy on there kamera phones to have a go. Weren’t like that in ur day, eh John.
posted by Good old days (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:02 PM
Is this conversation in Hungarian or some modern form of English beyond my comprehension.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 6:23 PM
Jazz jive talk which all the PC police and O David will have us trying to speak soon.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:21 PM
Oh riverside riverside riverside.
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posted by Faithful (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 8:45 PM
Running 1:15 Wincanton today.
posted by Hammy End (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 5:44 AM
Hammy end finished 16 lengths behind winner !!!!! Just saying
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 2:12 PM
I did my best!!!!
posted by Hammy End (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 2:48 PM
Probably the fact you had headlights fitted was a bit of a clue !
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Why does Fulham always insist on any defender it signs to be already injured? Terrence Kongolo may be a good bloke but who ever decided to sign him ought to hang their head in shame. Only hope that Fulham have got him isured as we need to claim and move him on. Ditto Alfie Mawson who has only been a complete liability since we signed him from Swansea when he was injured. Will we never learn, yet we let Joachiam Andersen go because we would not stump up £17 million and pay the wages of a good centre half. Sheer madness.
Surely you should have realised by now we only take on, and sign, the walking wounded, add to that list 45k per week Cairney. We read about the change in backroom staff, start with renewing the medical team should be our priority.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 2:52 PM
Personally thought Anderson started to make mistakes towards the end of his time here saw him at palace last home game liability in the team
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:00 PM
When fit !!!!! Think mawson better defender than Anderson WHEN FIT !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:02 PM
Len I don't think we will ever see Mawson fully fit, he has such a long list of injuries. I believe when on loan at Brentford some 5 yrs ago he was sent back to his parent club due to being constantly injured.
posted by kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 11:19 PM
Not good Shame really in his brief period of fitness in prem thought he played well
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 11:11 AM
Agree Len when fit and playing he looks quite good. But lets look at the stats. Joined Aug 2018 17m weekly wage 40000 per week made 12 complete appearances ( constantly injured) including a back strain keeping him out for 2weeks. while putting his boots on. This equates to being paid £ 3,800 per minute whilst on the pitch, and 2yrs left on contract ?.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 3:52 PM
Can’t argue with that
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Year is 2070. News Headline "Man jailed for 3 years for gender discrimination!" Details "A man has been found guilty for male discrimination for his refusal to date any male and transgender members while accepting dates from 30 female members"!! Don't laugh = could well be true in our lifetime!
Luckily I’ll be dead by then!
posted by Philmidd (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 11:45 AM
Personally I don't mind 'an unexpected item in the bagging area' when I drop the hand on what turns out to be not a laaaadie. You should try everything once I reckon.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 1:38 PM
Not far away from heterosexual day.
posted by The amoeba (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 1:49 PM
Friend of mine when drunk took what he thought was a young lady back to her flat got more than he bargained for had to beat a hasty retreat mind you he was in then Far East
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:07 PM
Far east! Where's the Near east ?
posted by Tim nice but dim (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:48 PM
Why do trans, vegans, boat people, people with allergies get more publicity than the 97% of us.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 5:52 PM
Can't see TUI selling out on tickets for that cruise. Trans Vegan Allergy Tours? Hardly, ahem, rolls off the tongue. All that mincing around on deck with an inhaler and having to sit down every 2 minutes because of your lack of nutrients. F@cking toilets constantly blocked with diarrhoea and condoms.
posted by Paddy O!Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 6:31 PM
Len - That’s a right load of bollocks
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 14th October 2021, 8:04 AM
Your not wrong there !!!!
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I thought our police were a disgrace last night. They were attacking unarmed Hungary supporters with total disregard of the consequences for when we travel abroad to watch games. Yes its okay to smash England supporters with batons they do it in England! Sad this is football today a political toy.
Your talking about the supporters who attacked security staff ?
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 9:40 AM
I hope the police gave those thugs a right good thumping !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 9:57 AM
More likely a right good humping.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 1:41 PM
the security staff at wembley are a load of skyvers ,,,wotever the hungarians called him was probably about right
posted by england fan (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 2:28 PM
Pity they did not use a bit more force against yobs that are disrupting people who are going about there business and keeping hospital, appointments and ambulances on emergency calls if there so Concered go to parliament square and demonstrate or the embassies of offending countries they will get very little support otherwise and someone will be run over
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:21 PM
It’s not what they called him , it’s what they did to him !
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:22 PM
Lucky we have a tough Home Secretary !!!!
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I cannot put our loss against Coventry to bed so easily and i also think that a meaningful and serious talking to is required from our king Marco Silva to our not so willing subjects loyal to Fulham supposedly? After an embarrassing 4-1 defeat with lots of running back to and thro to the ref and back, we got exactly what we deserved and that was a big fat nothing. Seriously tho peaples and fellow men loyal to the crest academy of Fulham. Did we weep and wail and protest a wee too much at Coventry and did it not condem us to another defeat? Any more episodes of failures like this will see us scraping the bottom of the barrel and the tail of the top six or even worse? No Shakespeare 'er' needed here really' or any more excuses. 'We need a steady ship and back to football basics before we lose the plot completely. 'Goodness knows what shape or form we are in after those dreaded internationals. Mitro-man and Robinson in particular' you owe us a performance come Saturday. So dust youselves down from your slumber and sleep and tiredness, and put on a grand performance more fitting to the classiest team in this division supposedly? COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!!!!!
It's one defeat and it was two weeks ago; put it behind you as I'm sure the players will. There's 3/4 of the season left, a lot more points to be won or lost and many more twists and turns before May. Just enjoy the ride and stop making what if predictions and you'll have much more fun ;0)...
posted by MT - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:21 AM
Mitro owes us nothing so far this year leading scorer probably most assists take away his contribution you would really have something to moan about problems go deeper than that think team selection confusing at times anybody know why our best player this year did not start yet came on when we was out of it and why did he change a team that demolished Swansea up to the interval and put us under. Continual pressure second half if they had scored we would have really struggled
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:35 PM
You guys have missed my point completely i think? Protesting to referees and throwing arms in air with a strop cost us the game 2 weeks ago. Mitrovic still owes us his divine attention in all games and needs to set an example. Running half the pitch to make his point is killing us. Robinson didn't get over his strop for 10 minutes and counting which adds up to total meltdown when others get involved. Ream made a mistake in the mix-up but to be fair to him, he holds his hands up to it and Tim Ream is actually a good mediator and he does his best to calm the situation and players down. This next game will be difficult to say the least and it will take a momentous effort in concentration and determination to get through it with a winning result me-thinks. These is a need for words and maybe Silva should not trust that our players coming off internationals will get us the result we need. We need a win to keep up from 4th place and another slip is not good whatsoever. I enjoying our resurgence under Marco Silva but we can't expect to turn up and win every time. We lost the last game because we decided to throw it to tantrums and ill disipline.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 5:34 PM
Someone keeps coming on this site and goes on about how QPR will thump us. I have come to the conclusion that if he plays, ( one game a week Mitro & Robinson) he could be right.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:28 PM
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I am wondering if Grealish is a reincarnation of Johnny Haynes, as every time I have seen him lately, it like watching Johnny all over again, apart from our Johnny not falling over so many times.
Grealish is no doubt a very good player, so why has he just been subbed, and what's happened to both Sterling and Kane, as their form has dropped off of a cliff.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 9:09 PM
I can’t understand why Grealish was taken off, playing against a defensive set up you need players to get the ball and run at the defenders which he did in the first half. Sako was awful as was Mount and Kane. We missed Calvin Phillips who plays in harmony with Rice and stays back when Rice goes forward.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 9:47 PM
England were not up to scratch tonight, and Hungary fully deserved the hard worked for draw, but for me the star of the game was the referee, who hardly put a foot wrong, and he completely ignored all of the diving and play acting by both sides. They way all top referees are ignoring diving this season, is quite a revolution, and the game is all the better for it.
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 9:56 PM
Playing for your country ought to be the pinnacle for any sportsperson. I'd like to think they do it for the honour of representing the land of their birth etc. but I doubt that's the case these days. So, just how much do footballers get paid to play for England these days, does anyone know?
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 4:23 AM
Appearance fees for England are apparently around £2000. However, since 2008 all fees have been donated to charity.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 6:00 AM
Playing for your country should be the pinnacle . If it is your country..........,
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 6:11 AM
It was a tactical change. Yes Grealish is an outstanding player but the set up with two number 8's wasn't working so it was changed to two number 10's. Grealish was the obvious player to take off at that stage. Unfortunately it was too late and the change should have been made at half time in my opinion when Kane should also have been taken off for Watkins...just saying ;0)
posted by MT - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:24 AM
I felt like I was watching a Parker team.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:30 AM
Thank you.
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 8:50 AM
I agree that Kane, Sterling,Sako and Mount were ineffective and sub-standard. Southgate was seriously at fault for not making changes at half-time when substitutions should have been made. It was obvious that Kane, who had two good chances but put the ball wide, was not ever going to score and Sterling was there just to make up the numbers. To put Ollie Watkins on during stoppage time was crass stupidity but in his 3 minute cameo appearance he looked capable of changing the course of the game if he had been given 30 minutes of play. I have my doubts over Southgate to change tactics when things are not working and he is similar to Parker in being devoid of passion.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 9:08 AM
Don't like people comparing Grealish and the great Johnny Haynes. If ever England needed a real 'passer' it is now. Grealish is not fit to lick Johnny's boots. (Although he's close enough as he spends a lot of his time on the turf.) I thought the England manager was only going to pick the players on form? Southgate would pick Kane if he had a wooden leg. Southgate should have gone after the Euros. The whole setup seems a bit stale now. We need a manager with a different perspective.
posted by Fulham Addict (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 9:43 AM
I don’t know what mt is on about grealish is a natural number 10 and playing him as 8 is playing him out of position.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 11:43 AM
i make u right ffc ,grealish was our best player and pratt southgate bottled it again bringing on henderson when u need a goal , u couldnt make it up
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posted by Kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:32 PM
Nothing like Haynes in any way shape or form
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 7:32 PM
I have never been on a forum before but I really cannot let Malden Mick compare Grealish with JH. They are absolutely different. JH was mainly long (accurate) passing. Grealish mainly looks for a a short ball. He is possibly a better dribbler than Haynes who was more shield ball from opponen, swivel and defence splitting pass.
posted by Stan1958 (Guest) - Wednesday 13th October 2021, 11:15 PM
Grealish - dribble up to the defender, hope he commits himself, if he doesn't then fall over! How dare anyone compare him with the great Johnny Haynes. Haynes was a different class and would still be effective today.
posted by Fulham Addict (Guest) - Thursday 14th October 2021, 9:33 AM
Haynes would not run 30 yards with a football he would pass it 40; yards. Let the ball do the work
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Mark Pembridge leaves Fulham after 18 years following restructure

Pembridge played and then coached for Fulham
Pembridge played and then coached for Fulham

MARK PEMBRIDGE has left Fulham after 18 years following a major revamp of roles in their Academy.

The Welshman played 54 games for the Cottagers between 2003 and 2007 and then moved onto their coaching staff. He started coaching with the club's Under-15s and 16s, before becoming U18s and finally U23s Head Coach, a role he held in tandem with Colin Omogbehin.

Omogbehin was appointed first-team development coach in July.Steve Wigley, who has a long association with Fulham's Academy, moves up from U18s lead to take the 23. He will also continue in his position as Head of Player Development.

Charlie Turnbull, who was previously a Youth Development Phase coach and ball-striking specialist, will be Wigley's assistant with the U23s.

Elsewhere, Head of Education Sean Culley has been appointed Academy Manager, with Mick Cave continuing as Academy Director following his own promotion in July.

Jennings appointed Fulham Head of Football Development

Youth Development Phase Manager Andrew Watt has stepped up to become Head of Football Operations, with Marcus Herron going from Foundation Phase Manager to Pathway and Talent ID Manager.

Ali Melloul moves up from U18s assistant to U18s lead, replacing Wigley, while Andy Joslin will be his assistant (as well as the U15s/16s lead).

Head of Coaching Ben Bartlett “will extend his responsibilities to include line management of full-time and part-time academy outfield coaches across the pathway,” the club said.

Pembridge, who won 54 caps for Wales, represented Luton Town, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Benfica and Everton in a high-profile playing career.


Academy Director: Mick Cave
Academy Manager: Sean Cullen
Head of Football Development: Huw Jennings
Head of Football Operations: Andrew Watt
Pathway & Talent ID Manager: Marcus Herron
Head of Academy Goalkeeping: Vic Bettinelli

Head Coach: Steve Wigley
Goalkeeper Coach: Geoff Warne
Analyst & assistant: Charlie Turnbull

Head Coach: Ali Melloul
Assistant: Andy Joslin
I have always been a great admirer of Steve Wigley as our academy coach, lets see what he can do with the under 23s. A club man through and through, a good shout if we require a new manager.
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for life
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I am beginning to wonder whether or not we have wasted our money on Harry Wilson, as his form has tailed off lately, and tonight, playing for Wales, he is having an absolute shocker.
Re: Harry Wilson (drop in form) Surely all the Fulham fans know by now if you sign for gravy train Fulham, training is put on the back burner, if by chance the 30min per day is to difficult get a sick note for say 6 months to 2 years and continue to take your inflated wages. ANSWER new physiotherapy team and fitness coaches. not those appointed by any incoming managers.
posted by OBSERVER (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 11:09 AM
Some food is best eaten fresh Other you should rub on your chest.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 11:32 AM
Only another 94hrs before you get your biggest spanking this season FULHAM 1 QPR 5
posted by Hoops (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 8:24 PM
I can’t work out why a reading fan would come on here supporting the bitters !
posted by Gary (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 8:42 PM
We have had the new manger surge and have moved back to normalness I believe. Hope I am wrong.
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FULHAM they don't like it up em
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...motorcycle, car, bus, coach and lorry tyres have been wearing out on our roads for over a hundred years. That must be billions of tyres worn away so where does all the rubber go??
The rain washes it away.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 11th October 2021, 7:43 AM
Then is goes in the drain and possibly into the sea or a river.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 11th October 2021, 7:45 AM
MT. I think you have far too much time on your hands. ;)
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 9:43 AM
Then it gets into our food and water indirectly along with toothpaste residue and probably explains why there’s a lot more people with health issues along with food additives which probably adds to long term health issues biological soap powders giving us skin complaints if you put a powder in a washing machine on a cold wash god knows what that powders got in it to remove stains my mum used to boil our clothes we never had problems on that front part of the modern world unfortunately the only thing I can think of thats not changed to much in the last 60 years years of my watching is the state of our beloved team ( apart from a little golden spell with MAF. god bless him not at all well at the moment
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 10:25 AM
Wow, all that badness we eat/drink and our life expectancy has from 3 score and ten to 85/90. The good old days eh?
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 12:05 PM
Interesting thought of the day MT! Why not extend your calculation to the shoes that we wear that wears away! Where’s the other half of my shoe sole gone?! Probably our stomach as mentioned. But we have very clever digestive system that unless the amount is excessive it will simple turn to waste that goes into the sewage system! I am no expert but we have a very sophisticated and clever eco system.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 12:07 PM
What has all this nonsense got to do with Fulham Football club?
posted by Ancient chris (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 12:27 PM
What has all this nonsense got to do with Fulham Football club?
posted by Ancient chris (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 12:27 PM
If we keep doing stupid things the World may cease to exist and support of Fulham will be over.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 11th October 2021, 1:22 PM
This is more exciting than international football or Fulham at the moment! Infact any topics would be more exciting! Anyone interested in SewingBee??
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 1:39 PM
Sewing Bee is a must in our house ,far better than ‘ strictly ‘. Mind you most tv shows are !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 2:03 PM
Has me in stitches!
posted by Dan (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 2:11 PM
The same goes for brake shoes both on cars and trains which at one time contained asbestos, the residue from the degrading shoes would be emitted into the air in the form of a fine dust that was inhaled deep into the lungs of unsuspecting pedestrians and passengers. If you think about it there are many more examples akin to these. Petrol and diesel exhausts?
posted by London Transport Picket Line (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 3:26 PM
Trouble is last 10;spent some spent in a world of dementia
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 3:37 PM
What nonsense no good in burying your head in the sand
posted by Ipitombl (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 3:41 PM
We’re all doomed!
posted by Goodyear (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 5:35 PM
The dorm after a baked bean supper. Yet another example. Suffocating.
posted by Public schoolboy (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 5:38 PM
That would account for some of your posts Len. Take care.
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 10:55 PM
Thanks Bob memory not so good these days !!
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Classy West London derby next weekend. Also small beer West London derby...
BBC Sports headlines Newly promoted Leicester are holding the champions Chelsea in today’s big game.
posted by News And Standard (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 1:57 PM
I wonder who will get the bigger crowd in the derbies ? Gotta be super Fulham as small bentfords tiny shed holds less than 18,000 , lol.
posted by Bill (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 2:18 PM
Chelski V little bees the word class doesn’t not spring to mind one thing for sure ffc will have a bigger crowd than little bees !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 3:09 PM
more world class than our nobodys. credid where credit is due
posted by jimjo (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:15 PM
Incredible to think that once our new double decker stand opens our capacity will be 30 000.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:22 PM
World class ? What a load of !
posted by Bill (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:50 PM
Never mind about little bees what’s their ladies team like are they better than our ladies.
posted by PC Poncey (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 8:04 PM
LEN This going on about who has the biggest ground, At the moment they have the superior team 18 places above us. So forget all this irrelevant none football nonsense.
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 8:17 PM
Your right old un AT THE MOMENT !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 10:27 AM
Not going on about it just stating a fact !, thinking how shortsighted they had a chance to build a bigger capacity ground and declined disappointing that says something about little bees
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 10:31 AM
We should have built a bigger ground but our meagre support can’t even fill up for a premiership match !!
posted by BUZZI B (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 10:42 AM
Brentford build their new stadium so that it can be extended to enlarge it. MK dons did the same.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Monday 11th October 2021, 2:07 PM
I think we should ask our friends in Brentford to share The Cottage with us.
posted by West Londoner (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 3:21 PM
If they had built a 25000 stadium no need to enlarge not very ambitious apart from buzz long term prospects doubtful
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 3:45 PM
That would be an embarresment half full ground for prem match when our new magnificent stand is open
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 3:50 PM
How can small bentfords budget stadium be extended ? On their official site it says “ the stadium is uniquely restricted from all sides by railway lines !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 4:19 PM
Brentford Junction, easy access by train. Step back from the edge, 3.10 coming through.
posted by West Londoner (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 5:32 PM
Lets get some facts right shall we 1 We can extend our stadium by 7 thousand. 2 If we have success our fan base will increase 3 we turned down an application of 8k from Liverpool when we played them recently, this will be reflected against other top team venues. 4 As you languish bottom mid table in the championship a few thousand of your fine weather supporters will jump ship and move down river to watch quality.
posted by buzzi b (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 8:51 PM
Buzzi, read your own fans message boards , RESTRICTED ! You gonna build on railway lines ? , don’t think so . Knock down the M4 motorway ? , not a chance , you are stuck with a small budget , 2nd rate , Lego built stadium . And no , our fans wouldn’t dream of supporting your lot , they , sonny are the FACTS !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 9:18 PM
Don’t bite when this buzzi chap posts, he is obviously a Fulham fan on the wind up !
posted by David (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 9:31 PM
Why did you not do so buzz we all know why !! Presume your management team will extend ASAP
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I am just hoping that we come out of the internationals injury-free because we really need to crack on from our lowly 5th place in the table. A fierce London Derby against Qpr is not quite what the doctor ordered after internationals in my opinion. I hope i am proven wrong and we go on to beat our bitter rivals but if needs must, we can draft in our ever so competent reserves who put up a good show against Leeds in the cup. Another lack luster show and effort against our bitter rivals will put us back further than i would wish for. I am staying up to tune in to that big dope 'Tyson Fury' v the little dopey one with skinny chicken legs fight it out for the champion of the world 'er' WWF belt. I would rather we rope in our gutsy reserve 11 who will show willing, rather than a tired and not particularly interested first team 11 who may embarrass our badge and good name of Fulham this time and place around. If we are not in for a fight, i hope that Marco Silva shows sense and give our squad the re-shuffle it most probabely will need for the game against Qpr. If Robinson and Mitovic are selected? You guys owe us bigtime!!!!!
Why those two in particular????
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:35 AM
What a fight!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:55 AM
Apart from not giving a second yellow to one of the Andorra players thought the lady ref had a good match, respect from the players made a welcome change from the usual nonsense we are used to seeing !
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 9:48 AM
Well said Owen. I always enjoy your posts although I do not always agree with them. You are right about giving some of the reserve players a go especially the youngsters who are showing such talent. I find it hard to understand why some of them simply show no loyalty to the club that has given them their big chance to get into professional football. The problem I am certain is greedy agent intent on adding to their coffers. Keep up the good work Owen!
posted by Ancient Chris (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 12:06 PM
Agree Owen, i feel that playing those who were on international duty should be bench and used as subs. I feel if Marco fields them it will be like playing an 8 or 9 man team, and we will be well spanked. The numpty between the sticks also makes me nervous.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 12:42 PM
Any oldies on here who can remember watching Charlie Mitten
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 8:29 PM
We usually hammer QPR and that is what we will do. Boxing is an evil sport for people without an education who prefer not to be a criminal.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 11th October 2021, 7:47 AM
If your Manager picks your useless Portuguese winger, and knackered Mitro ~ Robinson & Gazza it will be like playing an 8 man team, QPR a win by at least 4 goals
posted by Hoops (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 12:12 PM
Qphaha, chelseas bitches !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 12:54 PM
Ah !! yes gentleman charlie mitten , genius left winger king johns wing man , never got his shirt dirty scored from corners,went to bogoto for dosh from utd and then joined us,memories.!!
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 11th October 2021, 2:40 PM
Hoop your theory don’t stack up regarding mitro expect him to kick your asses and scores to least once. 3=1 COYW
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Apparently according to the BBC sports website there's a game on at the moment between the ladies teams in Manchester, I have better things to do with my time than watch women trying to play a mans game,I have weeds to remove from my drive way and a living room ceiling to start preparing for painting, I'll wait to see real football being played by men next saturday.
You and your attitude are exactly what is wrong with the country. You should have the ceiling painted as well. If she whinges then get her to ring her mum to hold the ladder for her.
posted by E Mellypankurst (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 3:53 PM
I would love to watch but I have been told to do the washing and ironing
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 4:04 PM
My wife believes women are equal to men in every way and wanted to argue the point with me, she was surprised when I said you are quite right dear. She’s out in the garage at the moment changing the oil and oil filter on our car. I’m sitting in the lounge curled up on the sofa watching an old classic film. Tomorrow I’ll have some of the same while shes out playing football for our local pubs ladies team. I’m getting used to this I must get her to go up on to the roof next I’m sure the chimney stack needs repointing.
posted by Equality in action (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 4:31 PM
All 3 officials for the England match are women,can’t be right,maybe I’m old fashioned.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 10:09 PM
Visited my younger bruv who was watching the game, i hope he wasn't perving. Half decent game 2nd half which finished 2-2 which we could say a typical Manchester Derby.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 12:11 AM
Equality in action' that chimney wants sweeping too. Maybe one of the skinny and hungry schoolkid who King Boris has nicked his 20 quid from the pursestrings will gladly climb down for a 'er 20 quid will clean the sut out?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 1:58 AM
No I wouldn’t exploit a child I’ll just get the wife to sweep the chimney when she comes back from her Monday night college class on bricklaying for beginners, I feel like a new man with all this leisure time now the wife is going all out to prove anything a man can do a woman can do too. Her Christmas presents are already sorted this year, a full set of DIY tools trowels chisels overalls knee pads and a pair of Adidas World Cup football boots. Happy days !! I’m all for equality!!
posted by Equality in action (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 3:44 AM
You might as well get used to it sky seems to be pushing it if your not keen don’t watch !!! I I won’t be watching no5 my cup of tea
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:38 AM
My wife said she wants equal pay. Well I asked her if a women’s work was done. She says her work is never done. Well if you can’t finish your work you get equal pay. I had done my job and feet up.
posted by Shaun (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 9:36 AM
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Saturday 09th October 2021, 9:54 AM

Now that we are out of EU surely the FA can stop this rule that you can sign a prenup contract with a club outside UK in January but not inside in your last year of contract? can see Fabio signing for Dortmund in January or something.
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Couldn't sleep due to a heavy cold so got me thinking:

There are 84,000,000 breeding pairs of birds in Britain. That's 168,000,000 birds.

The average life of a bird in Britain is two years.

That means that on average 230,769 birds die every day.

Where do they all go???? I live in the Forest of Dean where the average is much higher and I can't remember the last time I saw a dead bird lol.
Avian heaven:)
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 6:26 AM
They get eaten by predators.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 09th October 2021, 7:10 AM
lovely area to live in.
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 9:05 AM
Nice place Brian , where is avian heaven ?
posted by Tim nice but dim (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 9:24 AM
Birds are attacked and eaten by other birds, including falcons, owls and eagles. Different kinds of serpents and other reptiles kill adult and baby birds alike. Four-legged predators such as bobcats and weasels.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 09th October 2021, 11:29 AM
Incidentally Bobcats live in the UK but it is illegal for them to do so but who ever met a cat that obeys the law.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 09th October 2021, 11:32 AM
Tell me about it, the neighbour's cats always crapping on my lawn, nice and soft for their arse.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 12:52 PM
I asked my son how do they know there are 84,000,000 pairs of birds in the UK. He is an educated lad. He said there is a team out there counting bird' legs and dividing by two. Seriously though I was pleased to see that Tom Carney is getting back to match fitness. We could do with him. Ancient Chris
posted by Ancient chris (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 12:52 PM
Maybey you overestimated the breeding process !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 7:41 AM
MWK treat yourself to a little sonar device that emits a piercing noice which cats , foxes and the odd lion or two don’t like one bit !
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 11:38 AM
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Friday 08th October 2021, 3:58 PM

It can't be all greed,surely?! We have to understand why young players do not want to continue their development with Fulham!!
No, just greed. Always has been always will be.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 5:19 PM
He could always try Land of Winter each way at Newmarket tomorrow 3:35 to ease his life of penury.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 6:54 PM
Get rid of the ACADAMY, not cost effective
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 7:39 PM
If my son was a promising youth player,I would be advising him to resist all approaches from the Man Cities of this world. Better to develop in the championship,grow in maturity and then move on. Who knows,the Fulhams of this world may also become bigger clubs". Maybe Brentford is the smart one! Flick your youth academy and become a poacher yourself.Ollie Watkins and the like seem to prove that point.
posted by Aussie Mal (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 10:17 PM
Let's be honest, he's no Carvalho is he and as he is under contract we will make a profit if he leaves. That's what academies are mainly for at a club the size of Fulham. It adds to funds for buying players to strengthen the first team squad.
posted by MT - Saturday 09th October 2021, 5:28 AM
How many of our current squad are from our academy? The answer should give you an idea of whether it's really useful to have one.
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 6:07 AM
No matter how sensible is sounds to get your grounding at a small club, most young men who are offered millions of pounds and chances to get experience on loan at a smaller clubs will take the money. Are you surprised.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 10th October 2021, 8:46 AM
Missed that one paddy bit busy yesterday noticed that buzz won that race just about sums things up at the moment
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 11:03 AM
Little bees don’t have an academy system apparently
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Coventry City's Matt Godden has been banned for two games by the Football Association for his dive in Saturday's 4-1 Championship win at home to Fulham.
That was the minimum he deserved for cheating. The last three games have been strewn with bad decisions. Bristol City offside goal. Mitros opener against Swans and the dodgy pen. Look forward to the next mistake one way or the other by inept refs and linos!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 3:33 PM
No excuse as the Fulham team were absolutely pathetic on the day but am just wondering if that goal was disallowed and didn't go 2-1 up, would Fulham have collapsed the a pack of playing cards that they did?? The story line could be quite different!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 3:56 PM
It's a different game had a correct decision been made.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 12:58 PM
How many of our current squad are from our academy? The answer should give you an idea of whether it's useful to have one.
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Friday 08th October 2021, 9:41 AM

Newcastle could be the richest club in the championship !!! Could be interesting cant buy anyone till jan if I was a Newcastle player I’d say what’s the point !!
In 5 yrs the new Man City
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 10:31 AM
Just like Fulham after Mr Khan's purchase... I don't think!!
posted by Turlough O'c (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 11:43 AM
Still at least we've got American Football and Wrestling!!
posted by Bert Burt (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 11:53 AM
Money does not guarantee success - as we all know!
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 12:35 PM
It takes more than just money to be a successful top flight club so the Newcastle fans will need to be patient ,Goodbye Mr Bruce. ,
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 1:10 PM
As we know having a very rich owner only helps if he is clever enough to create income streams that are not counted by the FIFA financial rules. Man City purchased a cinema full of valuable players before the rules came in which they sell when they need a new one. Their huge ground and huge sponsors help as well. Newcastle will have to build all that up they cannot go out and buy who ever they like in January anymore than we can. You can only spend about £10m more than your income.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 08th October 2021, 2:37 PM
Hasn't stopped Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid, Barcelona, etc. They will become a vastly more profitable business overnight without Ashley syphoning out all the cash. Good luck to them and there is no doubt in my mind that they will replace Liverpool in the top four within three seasons - especially when Klopp leaves....
posted by MT - Saturday 09th October 2021, 5:36 AM
Newcastle have traditionally been a big club. Enormous fan base and there were few bigger clubs in the 50s and 60s. Now they’ve got the money, as MT says, they will be a major force in a few years.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 6:32 AM
The FIFA financial rules have lead to a lot of sharp practices to get round them. The bigger clubs get large payments from sponsors for the privilege of using their name. Some of the sponsors may be indirectly owned by the club. The parachute payments are not a great gesture of charity but a way to ensure the relegated clubs retain their academies and as many PL players at possible that they can potentially buy at cheap prices. Money makes money and can lead to corruption. I am sure Newcastle will soon learn the rules, but they cannot catch up what the big clubs did to mitigate the FIFA rules before they came in such as huge squads.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 10th October 2021, 9:08 AM
They have 190; mill to spend in jan without breaking ffp rules !! Now if you are second from bottom as we speak and a good chance will still be there every one will want your scalp and no one apart from one player has any chance of being there for much longer you might say to yourself what’s the point ( mind another good reason to be out of that league this year!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 11:11 AM
Apparrantly they have made a profit of 53 mlll for last three years hence large budget to play with
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 11:15 AM
Don’t recall Khan saying that
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 10:40 AM
Apparrantly Newcastle posted profits for the last three years totalling nearly a 160 mill meaning in theory they can spend up to 190 mill in January
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 10:55 AM
Having looked at Newcastle’s next six games there’s a good chance thy will only get 3 points come January they could be second from bottom
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 12th October 2021, 11:02 AM
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Mr Fabio Carvalho now seeks new Managememt who will only want to trade (sell) him in like a new car to the highest bidder. He ought to read what happened to Patrick Roberts when he jumped ship to join Manchester City as the new Lionel Messi! Can't help feeling sorry for the young lad, but like pop music today you have to make your own history and it seems being loaned out a half a dozen times in France, Spain and this country has not done Patrick any good. He left Norwich City FC after just a few games and although he scored the goal that saved Derby County from relegation he was not retained. I well remember George Ley (Pat Holland's cousin). He was hot property in the early 1970's - now any of you ever heard of him? Point made I think.
And on the flip side of the coin is Dembelle & Elliott
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 7:51 PM
True but as a highly rated footballer ( supposedly) he’s probably a millionaire now and will earn a fortune out of the game as a professional
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I see Englands game on Saturday will have female officials. NOW THIS HAS GONE TO FAR IN MY OPINION!!
I presume that YOUR OPINION is that women are best pregnant, barefoot in the kitchen?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 3:59 PM
And the refereees name Pandorra?
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:09 PM
You two are out of order. What do you think flip flops are for? Anyway my problem with women's football lies with the fact that it is an inferior game to the male one for reasons of athleticism. I'm sure female match officials can do just as inadequate a job as their myopic male counterparts( apart from certain times in the calendar month obviously when their judgement is suspect, if Mrs O'Doors is anything to go by).
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:13 PM
Women's tennis used to be inferior to men's for years now it many ways it is better. Men's football is becoming very predictable and stylised and women's football may become more interesting. Anything in the entertainment business women can be as entertaining as men. The World is changing for the better those whose prejudices means they cannot accept that will be left behind.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:27 PM
Watching the champioship officials women refs can’t be any worse !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:42 PM
Tennis in general is inferior. I'd contend that if no physical contact is involved then it should be regarded as a past time, can't ce compared to football. However as that's unlikely to happen they could at least tone down the squealing. I've indulged in intercourse up the Devils chimney and the recipient has made less noise.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:46 PM
What with ethnic minorities taking up 90% of all TV adverts and the gay & lesbians taking a disproportional percentage of things, is it a matter of time before each team has to field 50% of women
posted by Barn Elms (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 8:01 PM
Big problem is who’s gonna do the dinner?
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 8:05 PM
Careful Paddy there are a couple who will be getting a little too excited about your penchant for the Devil's Chimney..
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 10:37 PM
Well Paddy I have to disagree with your point about women wearing flip flops in the kitchen, if it were say Paul McCartney's ex missus would it not be flip flips rather than flip flops or maybe even flop flops depending on which leg was missimg.
posted by Daft cow (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 12:23 AM
At last a level of chat I can relate to. Don't tell me I'm the only aficionado of the Tony Martin(giving it both barrels up the back that is)?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 4:58 PM
The 2 linesmen "whoops" lines ladies are SLACK ALICE & GLORIA GOBLER, and if you are a naughty boy, one or both may "pull you off" during the game
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Because seven four five and two eggs eggs and that's all the business I need!
I’m working on it !
posted by Enigma (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 11:15 AM
Polari I reckon.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:15 PM
John you have been hanging around the COLEHERN TAVERN in earls court again,you naughty boy
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 7:41 PM
Leather chaps all polished and buffed?
posted by Paddy O'Crisp (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 8:21 PM
Is that pub still there ?? Knew it when it many years ago ( won’t make a comment it will upset a few people
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 11:21 AM
That’s an interesting comment paddy used to be a popular haunt in the days of the exibition Royal tournament I believe ?? I
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 11:25 AM
I'm saying nothing on the grounds I may incriminate myself. Don't you go spreading any rumours Len!?!?!?!?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 1:08 PM
It was rumoured when the tournament Was on the favourite haunt of the household cavalry my dad used to drink in the Boltons after work was not to impressed with some of the customers ( different times )
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 3:19 PM
Your secrets safe only the locals know about those fleshpots !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 3:21 PM
Phew! I can trust you to keep my secret safe Len.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Sunday 10th October 2021, 3:54 PM
One of my favourite lines from dads army DONT TELL HIM PIKE
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Well done to Fulham for including goals from the women in the goal of the month. Women football have come a long way and technically some players (maybe not Fulham’s) are really good. Obviously they will always lack the same pace, intensity or strength. Just a biological thing. What I don’t understand is I have yet to see a decent Woman goal keeper? The girls are more agile and should have reflexes that match men. So why are they way behind in terms of development compare to the outfield players. Ps saying that, not sure we have a decent first team keeper either!
There not biting John!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 1:38 PM
Thrupennies in the way probably. There, happy now John?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 3:33 PM
I wasn’t aware Women played football how can they perform the house work and other womanly duties if they’ve been running around a football pitch. No wonder the world is in the state it’s in.
posted by Mr Ogynist (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 5:22 PM
Can’t believe everywhere you turn women’s football being forced upon us absolutely zero interest keepers awful I’ll. ever watch a woman’s match.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 6:36 PM
I would never my wife permission to play football more fool you metrosexuals for allowing your wives and girlfriends to take to the field playing our game.
posted by Charlie Pateman. (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 6:53 PM
What do you mean by "other womanly duties'. That wouldn't be laying on their backs thinking of england would it.. They're good drivers as well.
posted by The worm that turned (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 10:21 PM
Yes good at driving people up the wall with their constant nagging.
posted by Her indoors (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 11:27 PM
My wife puts sun cream on her tongue cos she yaks so much .
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 11:16 AM
Women's tennis used to be inferior to men's for years now it many ways it is better. Men's football is becoming very predictable and stylised and women's football may become more interesting. Anything in the entertainment business women can be as entertaining as men. The World is changing for the better those whose prejudices means they cannot accept that will be left behind.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:33 PM
GOT IT !!!
posted by Len. (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 4:46 PM
It sounds that TTIN is ready for a sex change.
posted by Barn elms (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 7:54 PM
I just find it strange a family club like Fulham has a disproportionate number of women haters and racists on this website. Do they say these awful thing just to see the reaction.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 08th October 2021, 9:17 AM
Women haters TTIN?? Bit strong; looks like just a bit of fun to me....
posted by MT - Friday 08th October 2021, 3:38 PM
Women haters? Quite the contrary on my behalf, I was quite the swordsman in my pomp. We!re just connoisseurs of the beautiful game which unfortunately an inferior product like the women's game ain't. The evidence is there for all to see. If it was any good there'd be women's clubs , grounds etc. which would all be capable of sustaining themselves with lucrative tv deals and sponsorships. Any decent crowds they get are padded out with concessions or free entries for schools. Who among us would seriously give good money to watch a women's match? Have any of you? Come on TTIN, how much did your Fulham FC women's season ticket cost? Not a hater are you? Shame!?!?!?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 08th October 2021, 4:53 PM
That is the trouble with racist and misogynists a lot do not realise what they are. Even hinting that women are inferior to men in any way is women hating, saying in any regard a coloured person or non Brit living in the UK is inferior is racism.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 09th October 2021, 7:21 AM
So no season ticket for the women's team then TTIN? They must've gone like hot cakes. No matter what colour they are, and it's you that mentioned colour , women's football is an inferior game. As are most women's versions of traditional male sports. Market forces don't lie and the more rubbish they are the less income they generate. You may want to read 'The Wealth of Nations' instead of 'The Bunty' for a change.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 09th October 2021, 1:14 PM
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Wednesday 06th October 2021, 10:16 AM

I notice our Jay Stansfied is in the England u20 squad, well done to him.
Only if he has a long contract with Fulham! Otherwise if he plays well, he will get the attention and like Young cav will probably walk out for free.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 10:34 AM
Bet it’s fun in your house John.
posted by Optimist (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 12:44 PM
John's right. Seems pretty pointless having an academy nowadays if you're a small club. Better to be a parasite and feed off the smaller ones or rejected from premier league sides. Of course like most clubs we're throwing money at the black hole which is the women's team. Money we will never recoup.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 12:52 PM
Seems he looks good enough to be in the England squad, but not up to making a mediocre championship side. Contract expires soon, so I guess he will be on his way
posted by kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 12:52 PM
Paddy how dare you say such a thing, before you know it the P C police will be feeling your collar. Castration,~ Sex change,~ Gay indoctrination, who knows what may happen to you.
posted by old Un (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 12:59 PM
Hate to mention Brentford, but they ditched their Academy some 5 yrs ago in favour of running 2 reserve sides, and cherry pick as and when. Must admit cost effective, and it appears very successful.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 1:04 PM
Seem# the way forward how much does it cost to have boys on your books from 6 to 16 how many reach the top and the cost of running academy’s and a very select few get there and walk out without signing any contract and not much support from authority’s. in tribunals we’ve had a couple of minor successes not what we should have got
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 1:48 PM
With the international break coming I have not doubt the Mitro will come back totally knackered, which will show as always in his next performances for us. What an opportunity to blood both Bowie & Sransfield into the team
posted by kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 11:39 PM
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Tuesday 05th October 2021, 7:52 PM

I see the FA have charged him with deliberate simulation after his dive on Saturday. Stable doors and horses bolting springs to mind. What’s the point and how does that compensate FFC for losing a goal in our positive goal difference that might be the difference between auto promotion and play offs?
I agree but if they did this every time a player clearly cheats then maybe it will disappear from the game. What’s most disappointing is the fact that Coventry have said they are disappointed with the decision. That makes them as bad as the cheats and by condoning the diving it will never disappear.
posted by Philmidd (Guest) - Tuesday 05th October 2021, 8:20 PM
In the Olympics you cheat and medals are stripped from you and team mates. Coventry should forfeit at least 2 points for diving which we get. This would stamp it out. Issued when clear and obvious.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 05th October 2021, 8:31 PM
Surprisedhe# been charged being little ffc thought they would disregard it what’s his punishment ?? Think I would give him 3 games minimum and a fine to make him think twice about being a cheating B——d and that goes for all offenders of that offence ( mind think ref and linesman should have spoke about incident maybey they spoke through there microphones
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 9:28 AM
They should repay the match and sack the ref.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 06th October 2021, 10:24 PM
Bit late to ask the question, but doesn’t Mitrovic do this?
posted by Silent Observer (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 10:17 AM
No !
posted by Jim (Guest) - Thursday 07th October 2021, 12:23 PM

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