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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 11:16 PM



 
Bournemouth and one other for automatic promotion this season. Bournemouth and two others promoted from the Championship this year for relegation from the Premiership the following season. The standard in the Championship is dire
 
 
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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:49 PM



 
its so nice to be a joins. signes
 
 
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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:25 PM



 
I wonder if the team will dedicate their knee taking gesture tomorrow before the game to David Amess. His life mattered just as much as George the criminal Floyd.
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Weak effort
posted by MT (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:47 PM
 
Problem is that like many of us in the workplace the pink skinned players have it drummed into their skulls that they're unconsciously biased etc. As a consequence they are conditioned to take part in acts they're uncomfortable with. I'd some idiot at a meeting recently trying to get us to take part in some mindfulness nonsense which I left the room for on the grounds that my religion forbids indulging in meditation due to its occult connections. That went down like a French kiss at a family reunion. Works Christmas functions now have to pander to every type of diet or religion so aren't worth the bother of organising or attending. The journey home is a white knuckle ride in an uber whose driver may or not be the actual person supposed to be driving and is likely a war criminal or rapist who's arrived here in a paddling pool. E
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 6:14 PM
 
Black lives matter if you do not like that it is your problem and I hope the players continue to show how wrong you are.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:22 PM
 
White lives matter and if you do not like that then that is your problem and I hope the players continue to show how wrong you are.
posted by Cilla Black (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:41 PM
 
Al that wet grass in the winter? It'll be the next heading the ball dementia scandal. Fifty years tinne, Rashford and the boys all hobbling around on sticks blaming the FA for not stopping them doing it. Like sitting on a cold step and getting piles, or 'taking the arse' as its now known.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 9:05 PM
 
Ban the knee nonsense ~ what next a 1 minute bare your are for the poof movement
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 10:52 PM
 
And why not
posted by Daphne (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 10:55 PM
 
Take the knee and bare your arse in chariots then you'll realise it wasn't such a good idea especially if sand got in the vaseline.
posted by M barrymore (Guest) - Sunday 24th October 2021, 12:48 AM
 
BLM and the silly, tiresome knee-taking - arguably one of the most absurd things to have occurred so far this century.
posted by Ludwig (Guest) - Sunday 24th October 2021, 3:19 AM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 3:36 PM



 
2-0 up and two yellow cards.
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If I'd asked for Bournemouth commentary I'd have switched over to QI with Stephen Fry.
posted by MT (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 3:54 PM
 
3-0
posted by 3-0 (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 4:25 PM
 
Watford winning too.
posted by Tinkerman (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 4:45 PM
 
Parker doing a stern job.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 4:58 PM
 
Some of today's results are really worrying me, and I'm not talking about either Bournemouth or WBA. Cardiff for a start have lost 0-2 to Middlesbrough, and we were pushed to beat them mid week. Coventry have only drawn at home to Derby, this against a team that trounced us a couple of weeks ago, and QPR, have lost away to a struggling Peterborough side. In my opinion, these results are proving that our form is not all it's cracked up to be, and we are in danger of losing against Notts Forest tomorrow.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:05 PM
 
MM. Try not to worry dear boy, it never did anyone any good !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:14 PM
 
The Cardiff game wasn’t our best performance…but we still dominated them …and we won …think it’s time to get behind our manager and team …we completely outplayed QPR …we are winning games we are third …give the manager and team some credit …
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:20 PM
 
James McFadden talking about the Watford win as 'the Ranieri factor'. Honestly, these pundits are paid for old rope.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:29 PM
 
MM, has a bit of a point, and although I'm pretty sure that we will finish in the top three, come the seasons end, we must stop making hard work, of our lesser opponents, and tomorrow is an almost must win, but we must not lose under any circumstances.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 7:27 PM
 
We are the best team in the division and like all cream we will eventually rise to the top.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:24 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 1:17 PM



 
Norwich 3-0 down. Looking at the faces of the Norwich fans, are they glad they got promoted? Winning gives great satisfaction in any league, same as losing gives despondency in any league
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It is obvious that there are Premier League managers and Championship managers. There is still loyalty in football but a lot of it misplaced. Twice when we got promoted we should have said thank you to Jovanovich and Parker when they got us promoted and appointed a Premier League manager immediately. The big difference this time is we already have a Premier League manager who is getting us to play like a Premier League team already and knows what players we need and is developing the skills of the players we have got. When we get promoted we will look more like Leeds than Norwich
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 2:04 PM
 
Norwich strolled the championship without getting into fifth gear. This year, they are being walked over by all the teams like a dirty floor mat. Mitro is the best striker in the championship by a mile but we still have doubt if he would be good enough next season should we get promoted. The gap between the worst in the premier and the best in the championship is getting bigger and bigger. Forget super league. We already have one!!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 2:27 PM
 
Certainly the buck stops with the manager but the players need to raise their game and step up to the plate. Looking at Brentford who finished well below Norwich last year have raised their game,their team spirit has excelled. Teams like Norwich and maybe us will happily get promoted take the money and get relegated then rely on parachute payments to give us a head start in the championship.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 2:33 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 12:40 PM



 
On football focus today
 
 
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Saturday 23rd October 2021, 9:49 AM



 
Paddy O'Doors - Are you interested in football ?
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Funny. Yes, I am interested. In fact, I went to Craven Cottage in the sixties i Bet you were not even born then. Remember us playing Newcastle on a cold evening and we won 1-0. I also eat fat farming cordless quips, you seznet. I drive them quilts. Anymet you north lips.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 10:30 AM
 
Lol. Wonder who my doppelgänger is? I won't sleep till I've rooted him out. Yes,, I do like my football although recently fallen out of love with it. I've been a Fulham supporter since being dropped off in the smoke with my arse hanging out of my trousers in 1982. Lived in Hammersmith then, on the Broadway. Clarendon Hotel anyone? Anyway, probably had a season ticket for about 25 seasons since then. Work commitments and covid since explains the gaps in years although I have always managed to get down to some matches, especially in our wilderness years. Usually in the hammy end but have tried Stevenage Rd and Putney. Not bothered this year as I've gone a bit Greta Garbo but am thinking of slumming it again next year in the new stand if it's not outrageously priced. That's the life story Fulhamwise. I leave the football chat to Owen and you other pundits.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 1:39 PM
 
I was born in the Guinness Buildings , top of Fulham Palace Road , in 1956 , I knew the Clarendon Hotel well ! Do you remember the Britannia pub on Hammersmith Broadway, opposite the Odeon ? Think it closed late 1980s !
posted by Ian (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:09 PM
 
Yep, they redeveloped the Broadway in 1988 and knocked it all down, Britainna went with it. Couple of Dubliners ran it for Fullers. They won the best kept cellar about 5 years running so you got a good pint if you drank there. Unfortunately I've a bit of an encyclopaedic knowledge of the pubs round there in the 80s and 90s. The 2000s as well, to my chagrin.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:21 PM
 
Remember both of them pubs well. Few pints in there and then off to the palais. Never forgot the revolving stage. Started of with Ray Mcfayband the sands of time and the the stage would revolve and Ken Macintosh would appear playing time is tight (Booker T and the MGs). Great days
posted by Gaz - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 5:44 PM
 
The demise of the Clarendon was probably the trigger for the closure of loads of music venues including the Palais. Some great pubs, especially in that area, back then. London has evolved and not for the better.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 6:25 PM
 
Paddy, you may be able to help, there is a photo by Lewis Morley named bride entering the pub in Hammersmith. We found this on google and all my fellow drinkers in my local can’t work out where the pub in the photo is. To me it looks like Beadon hill. If you get time to have a butchers you may be able to tell us the pub name. Cheers mate
posted by Gaz - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 7:34 PM
 
What about the pie and mash shop on the Broadway i remember it being rubbish in the later day's was there an old stuffed pike on the wall? and the Fish and chip shop down the Kings street was it called the Cosy corner ? all boxing pictures around the wall's,one more Phillip Grants mens wear ,Ben Shermans ,the lot a massive pair of Levis hanging above the shop about 6 foot and a tiny pair between the crotch ,great memories
posted by Hartopp (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:30 PM
 
It's not Hammersmith. I've had a quick Google and the 71 bus in the picture ran from Hammersmith to Kingston in the '50s across Chuswick Bridge. There was a J D Firmston's coal office in Mortlake according to the Internet too. It's near a station too because of the hotel behind the bus. I'd guess maybe Putney High Street or thereabouts . Perhaps the photographer was on the Fullers and forgot where he was.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:58 PM
 
Thanks Paddy, you may be right about the camera man, probably got too much ESB down his neck. I couldn’t handle ESB to strong for me. Thanks again.
posted by Gaz - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 9:19 PM
 
Alas, all before my time Hartopp. There were loads of old businesses on the Broadway site but a lot were long closed. Apparently they found 4 bodies in disused offices when they prepared it for demolition. All tramps who were sleeping rough. One was a character called the Major who would come into the pubs with an umbrella cum swagger stick and shout that everyone was a 'f*cking shower'.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 9:23 PM
 
 
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Friday 22nd October 2021, 8:54 PM



 
Anyone got any spare tickets for sale for Sundays game against forest
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i have a spare tyre
posted by MT (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 10:22 PM
 
Wheelie ?
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Friday 22nd October 2021, 6:56 PM



 
At the grand old age of 33, Dennis Odoi needs game-time and a good dose of consistency. Odoi is demonstrating to Marco and audience what he is capable of and what he can do playing in that utility position. This season we are seeing some great assists and some good injection of pace to bring the ball forward in games too. Just like marmite, love him or hate him, Marco loves Dennis Odoi i think, judging from the amount of game-time Dennis is involved in. Dennis will know that too many errors by himself will probably cost him his place and more importantly, he may find himself surplus to requirements in his twilight years in football. There is hope and glory for Dennis Odoi judging on the career of Ronaldo at age 26 at utd. If Ronaldo can do it, so too can our Dennis playing at right-back and from any utility position. Odoi is still showing remarkable pace from defense to attack just looking at his form against Cardiff. Is it me looking down from rose-tinted glasses? Did Dennis Odoi play his best game for Fulham in a long while against Cardiff? There can be no slip-ups or any more calamities from Odoi, we know he can be stupid sometimes. What he have in Dennis Odoi is a very talented utility player who has given us some great memories in a Fulham shirt. My Favorite memory is his glancing headed goal in play0ffs and maybe one of our best games and his up against Newcastle with Benitez and we beat them soundly and anyone remember the Odoi trick with the ball? Keep doing what you are doing Dennis Odoi and remember consistency is everything at your age. You are not everybody's cup of tea but guess what mate'? I think that Marco Silva loves you and you might even get to a level of undroppable just like 'Jean Michael Seri' COME ON FULHAM UP AT THE FOREST!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Despite people moaning for his every minor error he is a reliable deputy and has been since he first joined.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 22nd October 2021, 7:46 PM
 
Agree time is now, and the reason he’s had a few errors in other seasons is he never hides when others are not doing enough
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 8:09 PM
 
We also need to be mindful that Odoi's game-time will be limited when Tete returns, but still, i think if he can keep up to a level, there is room for him elsewhere on the pitch for cover...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 8:55 PM
 
Owen, I think even Ronaldo would be flattered to know that he is only 26. That gives him at least another 10 years top flight football.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:44 AM
 
Yes' i have taken years off Ronaldo Bigboy' as much as a decade, lol...
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To George Cohen and Les Barrett two of our greatest ever players! Bournemouth game been shifted to Friday.
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Here Here and hope there are many more to come
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 4:16 PM
 
 
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Thursday 21st October 2021, 8:47 PM



 
Just noticed we now have Europa league and European conference competitions?? WTF? Which is better? See Spurs lost to some minnows and also see Sessengnon doesn’t even make it to their 2nd team! What happened to him? Fabio, please take note!
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Where have you been lol?
posted by MT - Friday 22nd October 2021, 7:01 AM
 
 
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Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:07 AM



 
I know this is a footie forum, but I have to get this out of my system. I’m fed up with the NHS forever whingeing and whining how they are so overworked. They go to work like I do and work continuously throughout my 12 hour shift with an half hour break. You can’t work more if you are working flat out in the first place. I see ambulances waiting outside hospitals for hours, well they ain’t actually doing hard graft are they? And let’s be honest besides the specialist nurses the others are mainly bum wipers. The GPs have never had so easy, they don’t see anybody face to face anymore. Now they want to lock us down again! Nobody forced them to work for the NHS with guaranteed employment, decent wages and conditions plus a Final Salary Pension. If they don’t like it, leave. The trouble is we’ve put them on a pedestal with all that standing in the streets clapping, they seem to have forgotten they serve us, we don’t serve them. Compared to some other civilised countries our NHS ain’t that special. I know I’m going to get the usual response from all the Labour lefties and Woke brigade, but I feel better for getting it off my chest. Great win last night, onwards and upwards
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I like a lot of other people (who would rather keep quiet) sympathise with a lot of those views. The NHS has become a Sacred Cow with a reputation for quality and caring it doesn’t deserve
posted by Jegs (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:28 AM
 
I agree with lots of your letter!, but the fact remains that covid ain’t going anywhere. All my family still wear our masks whilst shopping but the rate is climbing again. The GPS situation is a disgrace. I’m housebound these days and have been waiting over two months for my flu and winter jab as am on the high risk category absolutely no help from my GP !
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:30 AM
 
Search Google for 'NHS overwhelemed/overworked/etc' and you'll see results for the past ten years or so... COVID was the excuse this time
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:41 AM
 
I think when the NHS is good, it’s very good; but when it’s bad it’s very bad. The surgeons often perform miracles, but some bad mistakes are made. The point is that it is only a health service, why do we need to make out it’s something special. I can’t remember people standing and applauding in the street for our men and women serving in horrendous conditions in Afghanistan and losing their lives, and suffering life changing injuries. Perhaps they just get on with their jobs and stop complaining.
posted by Dorking Dave (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:47 AM
 
Ok, so here's my view for what it's worth!

My wife has worked for the NHS as a community nurse caring for palliative patients as well as reablement for those discharged from hospital to recover from strokes, heart attacks, etc. for 20+ years and actually she agrees with the guts of your post.

In terms of numbers of infections increasing; of course the numbers are going up, nearly 500,000 people are taking LFD tests every day. I test every day for my job for example.

Of the 40,000 cases per day, 50% of those are children and a high percentage of the other 20,000 are adults who have refused or can't be given the jab for medical reasons. If you make an assumption that 5% of the 2,000 unjabbed (for whatever reason) proletariat are vulnerable and at risk then we are talking about 100 people per day are at risk of hospitalisation, serious illness or death. More people died of flu in north Yorkshire yesterday!!

Please don't refer to the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test because that statistic is nonsense and likely (and known) that the large majority of those people died of a previous health condition and then caught Covid in hospital.

We have to learn to live with another ailment that might kill people like cancer, flu, hepatitis, shingles, etc., etc., etc. Having the Covid jab annually will be no different than having the flu jab or the vaccinations you have to travel overseas on holiday.

I'm not saying people shouldn't take precautions because they should but is that any different to not smoking to prevent certain cancers or not going to work when you have flu? Personally I don't wear a mask unless I'm asked and then do so without quibble however, I have no issue with those who prefer so to do and even my wife still wears one when shopping or in a crowded area.

Everyone must do what they feel comfortable with but for goodness sake, the NHS is not overwhelmed with Covid patients nor likely to be so those who believe all the rhetoric on either side of the debate, please stop telling others what they should or should not do. Let's get on with our lives and work together to recover the economy and the vast fiscal deficit for which this disease is responsible.

I agree, great result and enjoyable game last night:0))
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 11:11 AM
 
In the bad old days over 50% of the people who went to the doctor for cold, flu, minor cuts or just for a talk. A system to keep these people from wasting doctors time has been developed, in my view about time. If you apply online or by phone you will be asked what the problem is.

That is an improvement

NHS workers who have all seen many of their fellow worker die, do not want waiting rooms full of sick people passing on what ever they have got to everybody else. It was always a stupid idea so you now wait in your car or outside until you are called to your appointment.

That is an improvement.

It is a new system an will take a while but if timewasters do not fill up a GPs time and people do not get infected in waiting rooms that will be a very good improvement.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 11:15 AM
 
I agree with much of what SS comments. I have a consultant in my family. He retired at the age of 55 on a nice little lump sum and a fat pension! Then he went back to work on a part time basis. The NHS is always moaning that it is short of money. So why does it allow highly trained and skilled personnel retire at such an early age. What another poster commented the NHS is a sacred cow which will never have enough money. Having said that I am not criticising the many marvellous people who work for it.
posted by Ancient Chris (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 11:41 AM
 
Wow, I’m pretty surprised with the response so far. Perhaps under the surface there is a large proportion of the population that just accepts the NHS for what it is and think it’s got carried away with its own publicity.
posted by Smithend Sam (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:01 PM
 
If you read the Mail you get a very unbalanced view of life.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:22 PM
 
If you read the Guardian you get a for more unbalanced & minority elitist view of life.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:51 PM
 
If you read the Guardian you get a for more unbalanced & minority elitist view of life.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:51 PM
 
Oops at least twice as much apparently !
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:52 PM
 
Having spent the last 3 months involved with NH could not agree less faultless service from beginning to end safe to say I owe my life to nhs can’t thank them enough nothings perfect overall well done !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:26 PM
 
Try reading the Sun newspaper. On second thoughts !!
posted by Rob (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:48 PM
 
Len, it’s their job, that’s what they get paid for; the same as pilots fly you safely. The NHS isn’t a charity supplying services, it’s full of professionals, admittedly some paid more than others, but that is up to their individual staff organisations to sort out. It’s polite to thank the individuals, but they are not the saints the press and politicians try to make them out as. The RNLI in my view are heroes risking their lives for no rewards to save others.
posted by Smithend Sam (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:55 PM
 
Have to agree with SS. One thing that really grates on me is people who accept a job under particular terms and then moan that they are hard done by. My wife has not had a pay rise for some 10 years or so but never once have I heard her complain about money - she does the job because a) she chose it as her vocation and b) she enjoys it. We all pay a very serious amount of money from our NI subscriptions and income tax over a working life time to fund the NHS and most people barely make a claim against that investment. Never saw the point in the pointless clapping actually - the Hippocratic Oath they take when the sign up and get paid makes them very aware of the requirements of the job. See next post.....
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 2:53 PM
 
Hippocratic Oath

I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfil according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:

To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.

I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfil this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 2:54 PM
 
Modern Version of the Hippocratic Oath

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 2:58 PM
 
You are entitled to your view regarding nhs hope you never find yourself in the position I did faultless from start of the position I found myself in to its near conclusion will be on medication for the rest of my life. But for nhs it would have been a short one !!! alike yourselves put money in all my working life but rather have this system than other countries With private health care experienced it not to be recommended .
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 4:26 PM
 
When I was younger if you was sick you ent to the doctor. You did not book you did not wait 3 weeks to see one when I was in Australia when we could go there how refreshing to go to a clinic take a ticket and wait to see a doctor they did not involve in chitchat you got ten minutes tops
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 4:33 PM
 
I don't think anyone is saying they are bad at their job Len or that it's not a (relatively) good service, it's just that every year they come out with how under pressure they are during winter and this year they are saying the same but using the lever of Covid erroneously. Too many people on the scare wagon will put this country behind for decades (even a century) if we are not careful. Yes, they are busy but no busier than any other (non-Covid) year....
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 4:44 PM
 
Basically, we haven’t got the resources in this country to accommodate the amount of people that Flood in every day. This country is suffocating and will soon sink under the pressure. Londonistan is already unrepairable
posted by Dan Gleebals (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 6:49 PM
 
DG there are 150,000 hospital beds in this country with only 8,000 taken up by Covid patients - that’s hardly overwhelmed.
posted by MT - Friday 22nd October 2021, 8:25 PM
 
Dan never mentioned Covid. He made a wider, and valid, observation.
posted by Ari on mobile (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 10:44 PM
 
Anyone got any experience of the health services of other countries? I'm talking about cost, services provided etc. Is the NHS the only ones who get clapped? On the whole I've been satisfied with the treatment myself and family members have had but there's been the odd shambolic effort. I've certainly never felt the need to stand on my doorstep and clap them. I mean, I have paid thorough NI contributions. Have I been getting a stonking deal which justifies me having to clap them? How do the Europeans fund their healthcare and is it good or bad? I can't see the French outside clapping unless it involves dining. I have to admit I've not really read all the thread so apologies if this has been answered .
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:02 AM
 
Agree on your point MT. regarding Covid figures in hospitals don’t think at this moment in time we should close down the country maybey encourage more mask wearing and get the younger generation to take there jabs it definatley helps Figures prove this Dan don’t think we are being flooded with immigrants at the moment more of a trickle seems when the people arrive from France mainly young men. Bit disconcerting
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 23rd October 2021, 9:04 AM
 
Agree on your point MT. regarding Covid figures in hospitals don’t think at this moment in time we should close down the country maybey encourage more mask wearing and get the younger generation to take there jabs it definatley helps Figures prove this Dan don’t think we are being flooded with immigrants at the moment more of a trickle seems when the people arrive from France mainly young men. Bit disconcerting
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I thought it was a solid performance last night in difficult conditions, i was impressed with Jay Stansfield's short contribution... he looked sharp coming back from his England u20 goal and created two chances. Definately deserves a bench slot coming on against tiring defences.
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We outclass every team in this division we should win all our games but football is not like that. Manchester City is the team in this Country that get closest to the perfection their manager expects.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:50 PM
 
Looking forward to their new local derby, Qatar v Saudi Arabia. What's not to like ?
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:00 PM
 
The majority of people do not care who owns their club as long as they are trying to buy success.
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Oh hares on a mountain, they love to be free, oh hares on the mountain they signal with glee, oh hares on a mountain they sam their fat, fat men jumping in the rain
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I totally agree.
posted by St George (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 8:30 AM
 
Shakespeare could not have put it better !! Neither could MT !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 8:48 AM
 
Seriously, see someone before your problem becomes a problem for others. This is where serial killers start!!
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:02 AM
 
I was only kidding MT !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:09 AM
 
Ha ha Len; as you know I was referring to the original post;0)
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:28 AM
 
Rice is for weddings and for curries but football is for life.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 11:17 AM
 
Know that could not resist !!! Still waiting mt for the answer to my question ! , keep safe
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:31 PM
 
Could not resist ( old habits ) take care
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:43 PM
 
I like it. It could be our club song, it's quite Fulhamish.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Friday 22nd October 2021, 7:35 PM
 
Could be a coded message by a terrorist or paedophile. So perhaps reporting him to the police may be the way to go. A couple of days in a paper boiler suit may dampen his ardour. It also makes an interesting plot device for mine and MT's new thriller which I've provisionally titled the Rainbow List. The setting is still LA despite Californian suggestion of Bangkok. Hopefully Ari is available to scout locations for us as he is obviously only a small commute from there. Alec Baldwin's people have been in touch and he's had to drop out for some reason. Still waiting to hear from Bella Emberg's people and of course, Sam Kydd.
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…some people commenting on this board don't go to or watch full games.

It was clear right from the kick off when the ball went straight back to their keeper that, Cardiff's intentions were to go long and so it proved. There is not a lot our guys can do to intercept when balls are going straight over the front line and midfield to be mopped up by the defence. They then let us have the ball in our own half but crowded the midfield to stop us getting through which worked relatively effectively in the first half I would say. A draw was what they came for and so it played out for 45 minutes.

Second half, the weather was atrocious and that played into our hands as we were able to implement slick fast passing along the ground that sliced through their midfield but their defence held out until a moment of magic from TC. After the Cardiff had to come out which left space at the back to exploit and a defensive mistake led to our second goal.

Wilson had a good game overall but tried too many Hollywood shots from outside the box when Mitro was in space. The back line overall, played well and for the most part Seri ran the game. Reed was his usual industrious self but his injury led to TC coming on and scoring our first goal. Why Man City let Tosin go for £2m we'll never know but so glad they did - he is pure class in a back four or five. Kebano ran his socks off and Mitro was everywhere.

We did not, in my opinion revert to playing Cardiff's game, we persevered with our passing game and skill, fitness and tactics won us that game. It was a real workman like performance that won us that game and our class showed through in the end.

Calling Robinson out is wrong and he made some effective runs in both halves as well as defended well at times. He is no Luke Shaw but he is effective at this level and a good stand in for Bryan in my opinion. Seri lost the ball in midfield a few times and Robinson came to the rescue on more than one occasion.

It was a team effort with a class first goal and a second goal that caused a mistake from our high press. We are a super team at this level and I still believe that we will win this league. Some people should stop trying to find fault where there is none just to see their names lit up on this board ;0)).
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Agree with your comments. Regarding Robinson he did make a number of passes that gave the ball away today, but his pace often gets him out of trouble. I like Bryan, but I think Silva regards Robinson as his first choice. It's not a bad problem to have. We now have the same issue on the right as Tete was on the bench last night, I think Odoi will be second choice. We're soon going to have an embarrassment of riches in the midfield now Cairney is back and Carvalho not far off. We're better than West Brom and we can beat them this month at home and put some distance between us. COYW!
posted by Toby N (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 8:17 AM
 
Not sure about the pass back from kick off see a couple of teams do it over the weekend not sure what the tactic is unless it’s the big boot from keeper to catch opposition cold IE last night one of their strikers looked to be even taller than our defenders gave us some early problems . Been a good week so far need to win on Sunday keep pressure on teams around us
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 8:57 AM
 
100% agree MT. We played some good football last night. The weather was horrible and as you rightly said Cardiff came for a point. Sometimes it seems that some posters on here cannot wait until a player makes a mistake and out comes the Laptop. Of course everyone is entitled to have an opinion but we can’t expect all 11 to play without making a mistake now and then. Robinson for instance did give the ball away at times but he also covered Ream and Kebano. We have a style that is more enjoyable to watch and we should be up there at the seasons end. We must take into consideration that mistakes will be made.
posted by Gaz - Thursday 21st October 2021, 12:36 PM
 
Robinson is quick & enthusiastic, but not the player Bryan is. Hopefully Silva Will see this soon & use Robinson as backup.
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Interesting combo with Seri in the side...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:49 PM
 
Tosun, seri, cairney and Mitro - pretty good spine!! Keep on winning boys!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:21 PM
 
Agreed-we're looking damned good right now.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 11:12 PM
 
Tom obviously forgot his normal impenetrable hair gel I have never seen him with unkempt hair before.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 8:03 AM
 
Think TTIN the rain got to his barnet think he shed a tear after he scored. Unless it was the rain !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:00 AM
 
Could be when he tried to order his usual gel it was out of stock. We are trying to survive without macaroni and tomato juice, but it is hard.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:30 AM
 
Well, he 'gelled' in midfield though, didn't he.
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Fulhamish, as usual when we play crap sides, we come down to their level.
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In future best if you hold your comments until the match finishes
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:05 PM
 
He's right in what he's saying though..
posted by Judgement (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:08 PM
 
A C is right, but we have, at the moment made our so called class tell, but I must say with the terrible mistakes we have made a better side would have made us work a lot harder.I can't make Robinson out, one match he looks the bees knees, but tonight he looked extremely poor.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:32 PM
 
Robinson not on his game today, gave ball away too much. Nice comeback Tom Cairney and i think that Odoi was exceptional using his pace to great effect coming forward. When Odoi plays like that, he looks top class. We have a tougher test at Forest at the weekend. They are flying at the moment and the game against them will tell us how far forward we are. Only 5 points behind Parker now!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:47 PM
 
Interesting tactic by McCarthy to give us room. Most sides use the high press against us and we can use the space behind them, Cardiff backed off and let us come at them I guess hoping to hit us on the break. We won't get that much space in many games this season, not sure what i prefer.
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 2:43 AM
 
I thought everybody played well and it was a very solid win that puts us into second. Two very good team goals and great news that Cairney is back. some of us had forgotten what a good player he is. I can find nothing to whinge about.
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oh no cases are going up oh i am so scared
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You want Lilys or a wreath?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 5:22 PM
 
oh no, cases are going up. we're testing positive for oxygen too, oh no... i tested positive for blood the other day oh no
posted by john (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 5:26 PM
 
Have you been tested for stupidity yet? (Apologises to the the person who posted yesterday about bullying but it just had to be said)
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7:12 PM
 
Matty told Hatty About a thing she saw Had two big horns And a wooly jaw Wooly bully Wooly bully Yeah drive Wooly bully Wooly bully Wooly bully
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7:51 PM
 
Let's don't take no chance.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 8:04 PM
 
With the double negative doesn't that mean let's take a chance ;0)
posted by MT - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:31 AM
 
MT - You'll have to take that up with Sam The Sham.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:41 AM
 
Why did they open nightclubs just super, super spreaders.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:14 AM
 
They opened them because Carrie told Boris that she wanted to 'party' again. Boris said he would, because she's such a super spreader herself. Allegedly.
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He would not take Newcastle job whoever there next manager his he would only be keeping the seat warm was it mark huges. At city before they went for a big name if any English manager will take England job believe one day Parker will
 
 
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Strange of the hundreds of names mentioned, I didn't see Scott Parker?? He played for them. The press loves him. He will get them back up from the championship no problems next season.
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Won't be long before he is mentioned for some of the jobs in the PL.
posted by Nosey Parker (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 1:14 PM
 
I'll stick my neck out even further-and not tongue in cheek either! Young Scotty will soon be looking af the England job. He ticks all the boxes with the powers that be. And then more mediocrity.......
posted by Aussie mal (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 1:39 PM
 
I beg to differ as to Scott Parker ticking all the right boxes for the next England managers job. He’s a white heterosexual working class English male which straight away puts him at a disadvantage, they will much rather appoint a person of colour to placate BLM and everyone else who throws the racist word at you as soon as your opinion doesn’t follow theirs. The only thing he’s got going for him is his boring style of play that the FA would be more than happy with.
posted by Harry Hardman (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7:18 PM
 
For some reason the press do not like Fulham, Praising Parker is a way of getting at us, but they know he is an adequate Championship manager, but know where near a PL one.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st October 2021, 11:23 AM
 
Southgate would be a good choice for the Saudi's. He could take The F.A's diversity commitee with him. Then we could have Grealish, Foden & mount play a whole game together for England.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:12 PM
 
I don’t get ‘the press don’t like us ‘ bit. Why would they not like us ?
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I have two Forest tickets for Sunday I can't use. If interested, text 07720 784711.
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Why on earth advertise Forest tickets on a Fulham site? I'd write to my MP but not sure who it is. We need some form of National Service to put some backbone into these youngsters. Or the birch. Once saw a nice birch tree in Sherwood Forest which is near Nottingham. Not a bad place. Nightlife good, full of crumpet. How much are the tickets out of interest?
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 12:36 PM
 
Tut tut Paddy,Crumpet is not no the acceptable list nowadays!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 2:40 PM
 
Paddy what have I told you about sherwood forest after dark !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 3:49 PM
 
Now now. Nottingham is well known for its pikelet scene. The thought of an encounter with a nubile young lady never entered my mind! As for the forest Len there's plenty of lay byes in the London area to haunt of an evening without getting on the National Express. Met George Miichael in a lay bye once. Now there was an extremely friendly bloke.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 4:45 PM
 
Wonder if he got a reply? I'd be concerned about putting a number up on here. Especially with cockwombles like the wasp, chelskum and you arse. They'd ring just for the company.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7:48 PM
 
I prefer the wide open spaces myself !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:06 AM
 
We have lots of wide open spaces in North devon, mostly between the local's ears though.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:17 PM
 
Bit harsh Ollie !! Often wonder how devon. Bob is ??
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:54 PM
 
It was meant to be tongue in cheek Len, Which is another thing the local inbreds do.......
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 2:13 PM
 
Quite amusing that Ollie !!!!!thats tickled my fancy As one of my old girlfriends Used to say !!
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Should have kept Parker what a good job he is doing at Bournemouth, a very bright young coach who will get better with experience. We let him go at the wrong time. At best with Silva we might make the play offs.
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Silva and the players had a blip (hopefully). But we are watching much more exciting football and if we can win our next 3 games, we might be back on track for an automatic spot. Bournemouth are not exactly playing teams off the park - not Parker style and they will at some point have a blip!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:34 AM
 
We really should the question why Parker failed with us, yet is flying with Bournemouth. Was it him, us or the hierarchy at the Club?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:40 AM
 
Parker's system relies on defensively minded players and dominating possession. Our players had not played this system. Another reason is that this season has shown our best two players are Seri and Mitro and he choose to exclude them. The interview with Seri on the Fulham site is very interesting, it was not his choice to go on loan when we were relegated. Parkers system did not suit the players we had. Silva has found a system that suits our players.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:50 AM
 
Hilarious it's even a discussion. Parker out! Parker out! We didn't win the Champions League, Parker out!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:51 AM
 
Long way to go yet still to play two above us !! Sounding like a broken record we are playing and have played for nine points this week ( including forest ) Sunday got 3 pick up six teams above might drop might not that’s why the championship in my opinion is the most exciting crap refs and all
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 11:01 AM
 
Parker upset half the squad and we would have pretty much have had to rebuild if he stayed. Daft to even think about what would have been. He inherited a good squad at Bournemouth that under achieved last season and brought in a couple of squad players. WBA and Bournemouth have to play us and each other twice yet and that's 12 points plus the myriad of additional points to be played for in the rest of the season. The fat lady is still skinny right now let alone put on enough weight to get on the rostrum and start singing - move on!
posted by MT - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 12:20 PM
 
Parker got us promoted at first time of asking, despite inheriting a demoralised squad after the Ranieri debacle. He also had some creditable PL performances with away wins at Liverpool, Everton, Leicester and draws at Spurs, Arsenal, that's not the work of someone who doesn't know what they are doing. And yes he did upset Mitrovic but he was not fit enough and is not good enough for the PL. Silva will also have the same problem with Mitrovic if we get promoted. Parker was let down with recruitment.
posted by Nosey Parker (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 1:13 PM
 
Parker got us relegated at first time of asking because he didn't have a clue or a plan B
posted by Bobby (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 8:38 PM
 
In that case sounds like he would make a great Secretary of State for health, or a Conservative P.M.
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I think we should change the song about "Fulham Fulham Fulham" to "If you love Fulham, play us, and we win! If you love Fulham, boy, you know it's gonna be hard! Oh yeah, oh yeah, if you love Fulham, play us, and we win, oh no, not again, we've beaten you you disgusting fat slobs."
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Used to enjoy Hey baby when we scored a goal !
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:00 AM
 
Liked 'Leeeeroyyyy', when Rosenior played for us, so much more lyrical & less homosexual sounding than 'Reeeeam'. Not that I'm homophobic at all. I couldn't give a bugger about anyone's sexuality.
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Cardiff have lost the last six shipping 15 goals and scoring one. We are off the back of a convincing 4-1 win over a top six team.........what are the chances?
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We lost to Blackpool and Reading when they were losing games. It’s the Fulham way to feel sorry for these teams and give them some points. We are very generous like that.
posted by Philmidd (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:22 AM
 
We are Fulham, we are Fulham, always help struggling teams.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:23 AM
 
9-4 on tonight seems about right !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10:02 AM
 
Why can’t I respond to robs post regarding betting odds ??????
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 12:03 PM
 
Dunno, why can't you respond to Rob's post regarding betting odds? Can't wait to read the punchline lol....
posted by MT - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 12:21 PM
 
As an ex moderator maybey you know why !!!!!!! sorry mt old habits !!!!!!!keep well
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 4:01 PM
 
I'm an ex moderator too, but the vespa broke down & my parka wore out.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:26 PM
 
Heard that one before ollie you ex moderators always stick together MT you reading this !!!!!
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Each year in the Championship you get a runaway team. Unfortunately this year it’s going to be Bournemouth. I reckon our best chance will be in the Playoffs. I’ve seen both West Brom (who scraped a 1-0 win in the 90th+ min) and Bournemouth (who could only draw 0-0 ) at Posh this season who look dead certs for relegation. And if they are the best two teams in the Championship, it shows just how poor this league is. The gulf with the Premiership is massive and if Fulham can’t beat these two, then I’m sorry, they don’t deserve promotion.
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They were very luck to win. We beat WBA and Bournemouth it will all change a we become the run away team.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 11:42 PM
 
Jegs on the one hand you write Bournemouth are the runaway team then you write they and WBA are certs for relegation. You write Fulham will only make the play-offs then say they don't deserve promotion. If you have seen Fulham play then you will know that, with the exception of three games, we are class at this level. Your post is conflicting and confusing to be honest mate. We are only a quarter of the way through the season and are the highest scorers in the league and sit in third with West Brom and Bournemouth still to play. In addition the other two do not have the funds that FFC have to strengthen in January and we still have Carvalho and Tete to come back - not to mention Cairney!! Be patient and you will see that we will be promoted without the agony of the play-offs.
posted by MT - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7:21 AM
 
MT, I think you misread Jegs’s post - he was saying Peterborough are certs for relegation yet B’mouth could only draw 0-0 with them. Otherwise, he is being unduly pessimistic - as you say, we still have to play WBA & Bournemouth home & away, and Parker’s bubble will burst at some point. No team ever gets through a Championship season without a dip in form and hopefully we have had ours.
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 12:46 PM
 
Sorry if my posting was confusing. Firstly I’ve supported Fulham since the late fifties but unfortunately it is on the TV that I can mostly watch them these days. I’ve lived in Peterborough for nearly 50 years, my grandson is a Posh supporter and I accompany him to most of their home matches. The point I was making was that in most years there is usually a runaway team and it looks like it’s going to be Bournemouth. Having seen both Bournemouth and West Brom I wasn’t impressed and in my humble opinion is that Fulham look far superior to both, and moreover have a much stronger squad; but unfortunately I don’t think that will guarantee them automatic promotion, although I of course hope it does. On November 6 I will be sitting amongst the Posh supporters hoping that Fulham put on a hell of a show and take all three points. Unfortunately I was hoping to take my grandson for the return match but it’s midweek on a school night
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So, do we want Stoke to win and go above us but hopefully only until tomorrow?
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Bournemouth 1-0 up, so now eight points in front of us.
posted by Klopp’s Dentist (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9:25 PM
 
Parker using all he’s knowledge tonight,they keep winning.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9:47 PM
 
No matter what we think of Parker-ball, they will be thereabouts in play-off position or better? It looks like they will go 8 clear and hard to peg back? We must maintain pace and keep in distance with them. Fulham are a good team but there are slight concerns for me. For instance, why do we slip up against teams that we should beat? International breaks is our favorite excuse yet we played a competitive QPR after internationals and beat them convincingly and players showed no sign of tiredness. Cardiff got beat soundly by Swansea and we should really beat them tomorrow with our form. If the game was up in Wales, then it might have been closer, but we are at home and it should be routine business as usual. Our game against Bournemouth will be interesting to say the least. Believe me' Parker will be working on a plan to nullify Mitrovic and co. We need more guns, and we need Carvalho back to fire more bullets. Fulham are not good enough yet to do without Carvalho and calibre. Scott Parker for all his bore football, he lives and breathes football and he likes puzzles and he will work them out eventually. If we get back to our original squad that took us out in front of the championship, we should have enough to beat anyone. I still can't explain some of our losses to lesser teams? That is a worry for me...
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Please stop the bullying on this website. It's better to be nice to people. It feels good.
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Nice....agree. Come on Fulham
posted by Oz nick (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9:02 PM
 
You can’t beat a bit of bully !
posted by Jim B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7:40 AM
 
IIIIIiiiiiiinnn ONE!
posted by MT - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 8:20 AM
 
Keep saying week in the championship a lot can happen we won Saturday got to win tonight win Sunday who knows works both ways though !! saw bournemouth game Stoke had enough chances to win saw them play qpr bitters done enough to win also just worry about our game judging by teams below us still confident of prem football next year as I was last time
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:05 AM
 
Who are you to tell us we should not be bullying.
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I must admit that I was unaware of the Panorama programme relating to the activities of agents in relation to youth footballers involving Fulham as one of the clubs concerned. Is there anyone out there who could a) elucidate on the content of the programme or b) perhaps provide a link where I (and other interested parties might be able to view it please? Thanks in advance.
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Do you not have catch up on your TV?
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 1:41 PM
 
That’s not what he asked, time for you to buy a dictionary.
posted by Smith (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 2:09 PM
 
BBC Iplayer on the BBC website.
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Premier League clubs have moved to prevent Newcastle United immediately striking lucrative sponsorship deals with companies linked to their new Saudi ownership.

It is understood clubs held an emergency meeting to impose a freeze on any of them agreeing to commercial arrangements with businesses their owners are associated with.
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Do you mean like having, ‘Florida’, printed on the front of the players shirt, oops.
posted by Baz (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 2:11 PM
 
I personally would have liked to see the European Super League formed. It certainly wouldn’t have involved Fulham but to watch televised matches involving the teams that were involved would have been brilliant. That it didn’t go ahead was definitely a case of pots and kettles; considering the way the EFL is treated financially by the Premiership
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Yes Peter, it all makes sense!
posted by St George (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 12:09 PM
 
There are some people out there in serious need of a psychiatrist! I dread to think what the country will be like in 50-100 years time :0((
posted by MT - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 1:35 PM
 
Just be thankful we'll be dead.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 3:12 PM
 
Glad I won’t be around !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 4:57 PM
 
 
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Usually, I hate all the speculation about who will stay or go but I have to say that I am very sceptical about Fabio Carvalho staying beyond January.

He has been out with a minor knock for far too long for something more sinister not to be going on and it would not surprise me if he has seen the bright lights of the Premier League along with a greedy agent persuading him that his future does not lie at Fulham.

My deadline for his return was the game against QPR but that was also longer than one would expect for such a minor injury and he was not even in the squad - that speaks volumes I think.

I really hope I'm wrong because the lad is a star and we are a better team with him in it.
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I can’t see him staying. Can you see him turning down Barcelona, where for once in a lifetime he could actually get a game. Being a Portuguese, Spain is a perfect destination for him.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 7:38 AM
 
As per usual ffc bit cagey regarding his injury presume he’s broke his toe Think it’s been about six weeks now expect him to be fit for sunday would not start him Wednesday- think Cardiff will be desperate for a result pretty sure there manager is on borrowed time even the owner is admitting same thing
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 8:03 AM
 
It is up to the Club to persuade him we are going up and staying up had will be paid as good as wages has he will get anywhere. We must keep our best players as we will never become a force in the PL otherwise. MAF always wanted us to break even as a club so was not willing to fund us to the top of the League. The FIFA rules make that very difficult now even with an owner who want to buy success as I think Khan does
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 1:51 PM
 
“Unfortunately, Fabio got Covid. Now he’s recovering from that situation and was with us yesterday. “Let’s see how he reacts from this situation because he stopped for 10 days and had a bad reaction from the situation. Of course, now he has to recover his physical condition.” - From Silva today
posted by O David (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 3:55 PM
 
Fabio has had Covid, that's why he has been missing after his toe injury, according to Fulham's Official Website. I wonder why he has not had his jabs like a lot of youngsters around his age. Not just him, but other youngsters plus some people over 60 are still declining new cases a day and until these stupid idiots avoid taking the jabs like us sensible ones, this dreaded virus will continue. I know a couple in their 70's who refuse to have a jab, as they say that the virus is a hoax. Try telling my wife that, if only I could
posted by LTS (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 3:58 PM
 
Thanks for that lads !! That explains it. Might be a few more days yet
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5:02 PM
 
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/another-big-time-charlie-not-buying-it-these-fulham-fans-react-as-marco-silva-provides-player-update-amid-transfer-speculation/
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Who will put his foot in the shop door to manage Newcastle after Steve Bruce gets the biggest dole cheque of all times? My idea of the perfect fit for Newcastle is Zinedine Zidane who currently finds himself jobless. The key to a big move like this lays firmly on the wives of these famous footballers 9 times out of 10. Remember Di Maria for Man utd? His wife didn't like the shops or the rain in Manchester one jot and he was out of Manchester faster than billy-wizz. My tip for getting around Newcastle is go see 'Jimmy-5-bellies' Gazza'a mate? I imagine Jimmy would recommend the best Italian cuisine in town would be Greggs? and Harvey Nichols would be the local pound shop where everything is 'er' £1. Anybody and everybody who supports the Mackems up the road will find my view of Newcastle funny i imagine, but can we persuade Zidane to give it a shot? Zidane would be going into unfamiliar territory with Newcastle being where they are for one and will he be up for the fight. Newcastle is a contrast in every way compared to real Madrid. The sun only shines one week in the year in Newcastle. Sunday dinner is a chip butty, the Mackems are more famous than them, and the posh lot in Newcastle wear crocodile shoes. That is my knowledge of Newcastle summed up in a newckie brown and kebab. If Zinedine Zidane goes by history? He will find the legendary Bobby Robson was iconic up there, who Mourinho followed around like a lap-dog. Also we musn't forget Kevin Keegan who we love loads. I would highly reccomend to Zidane these 2 legends before my blinkered view of Newcastle all day long. I wonder if dear Doris 'er' Amanda Staveley can come up with the brains to sell the Newcastle name to the money men from the land of the dunes and camels and bling? To mention Bobby Robson and our own Kevin Keegan might just convince Zidane to give it a shot. As for the missus? A brolly and 20 quid shopping money works for mine. Zidane may find newcastle an hard sell from the missus's point of view. 'WHY' HI' MAN!!!!!!1
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Fell sorry as he kept a very ordinary team in the PL for a long time. No other manager will do as well.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:16 PM
 
Why does everyone think Bruce will get a handsome pay out? These people are business men, they will likely pay him exactly what is in his contract and I would have thought that would be linked to league position in any case.....
posted by MT - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 6:57 AM
 
If Bruce has a contract he will get every penny he’s owed !, another club sold its soul not that anybody cares there not the first our nearest and dearest owners got a dubious past
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 8:11 AM
 
Bruce has a rolling 3 year contact which mean each morning he wakes up with another 3 years on his contract. If they sack him they will pay three years of wages.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 1:01 PM
 
The majority of people on here know sod all about the North East and what football represents. Go out and into the pit villages and the working mens clubs, and you will find passion and commitment about football unlike just about anywhere you could imagine. When Keegan took over at Newcastle he said in his first interview he was sick of people knocking the North East and he was right. 30,000+ at every Sunderland home game in League1 and 50,000+ at Newcastle. Compare that to clubs in the south.
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 3:24 PM
 
Are there working men clubs or really poor people in Hammersmith & Fulham?
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 4:08 PM
 
Well said Keetch 54! There are millions of fantastic people in the North-East. I know I have been married to one them for nearly 50 years. In Newcastle they have black and white stripes in their blood. Where else do they get crowds of 50,000 every week even when relegation is just around the corner. After 14 years of Ashley the deserve a bit of good luck. I hope they get the team their loyalty merit.
posted by Ancient Chris (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 4:45 PM
 
Keetch' Newcastle and Sunderland have a fantastic history and devoted fans much more than most clubs in any division. My view of the Northeast is all in jest honestly. I was observing Kevin Keegan in the stands and i think he could possibly be up for one more stint in management. Can you imagine Keegan skippering Newcastle again? The newcastle fans would go crazy! Keegan only knows one way of playing and that would be an exciting and attacking force of a team. I would rather give Keegan 150 million rather than the moody Zidane all day long. I still think there is a tinge of truth in the weather theory up North though you got to admit? Maybe the big bucks will be enough to attract a big personality who will love Newcastle and fans...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5:27 PM
 
I suppose when there's nothing else to do and the weather is sh!te and the government are paying... why not.
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Do we think the present side would manage to avoid relegation if f we do go up ?
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Silva would make a good go of it but if we are promoted in the top two places measured buying, particularly in defence, would make a big difference.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:22 PM
 
I will be very confident that we will do very well back in the Premier League under Marco. I even feel that Mitro will also do very well in the Premier League. My goodness if Benteke can hold his own in the top division, then Mitro, who is a class above him, and with Marco at the helm he will continue to score goals.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 9:04 PM
 
No
posted by Lucy luck (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 10:10 PM
 
No. Not unless the manager styles the team on the Brentford model. They looked like a Premiership team right from the off. We never did.
posted by Fulham Addict. (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9:34 AM
 
No, I don't think he's a good enough coach and his team selection is iffy half the time ( Cavaleiro & Muniz )
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 3:16 PM
 
 
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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.
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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.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 5:45 PM
 
Yet we have mixed politics with sport.
posted by AKA (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:32 PM
 
Don’t think from memory their mascot would be to welcome !!!! all for a clock to be stopped when games stopped injuries and subs don’t let the ref be in charge of time they very rarely get it right mind you it might upset tv schedules at times
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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.
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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
 
The average salary of a Fulham supporter is £27,000.
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does fink dat dare will be busy streets and twains as dare will be boaf sets of fins tryna get uh da gimesy
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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
 
Fink I mite get a cruc toogferverv andmeat the edunturs daunting the. Fuulam road autsidec cllaaad rise moto ship like we usid to nappy dies !!!!
posted by Biffa (Guest) - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 8:29 AM
 
Liar !
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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.
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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
 
Scott Parker is the rookie who turns up for a dinner date at the wrong venue. Our problem at Fulham is that we are a team in a hurry, we are impatient, we want xmas before it is xmas and we have a plane to catch pronto! There was no 5 or 10 year plan and most managers now need to hit the ground running. If only Parker could have gotten Mitrovic to score some goals somehow? Penalty misses and too many draws did most of the damage in my opinion. Also MT is right! Our greatest holding player Seri was overlooked, forgotten and thown away not wanted by Parker. That itself is unforgivable because Seri now is undroppable...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 18th October 2021, 7:44 PM
 
Silva is a proper manager he gets to know the players and what it needs to motivate them. Parker is a do as I say manager lacking man management skills.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 19th October 2021, 2:04 PM
 
One of the reasons why Seri is having a renaissance in Fulham under Marco Silva is because Marco knows him quite well. If we go back to 2013, Seri was playing quite well for Paços de Ferreira and Marco Silva was doing a solid job with Estoril Praia (both clubs from the portuguese premier league). In 2015 Seri left to Nice, after managing to help his Team reach Euro League spot in the league (7th Place) which was pretty good for Paços at the time. Meanwhile Marco Silva was plying his trade in Sporting Clube de Portugal. So yeah, Marco had plenty of time to see Seri play and knows quite well how to exploit him.
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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)

TOPICS DISCUSSED
Jimmy Hill Day
Match day operations
External match day issues
Ticketing
Games with large away followings
Safe Standing and match day atmosphere
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JIMMY HILL DAY
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.

MATCH DAY OPERATIONS
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.

EXTERNAL MATCH DAY ISSUES
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.

TICKETING
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.

GAMES WITH LARGE AWAY FOLLOWINGS
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.

SAFE STANDING AND MATCH DAY ATMOSPHERE
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.

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Programmes
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.
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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
 
I get these same minutes, next month I will summarise them to the main points then more people will get benefit from them.
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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.
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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
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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
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Sunday 17th October 2021, 9:20 AM



 
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.
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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
 
Thank you T.no I was praising the guy, why does everyone have to make a meal of it?
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Good to see Rainieri carrying on he’s managerial knowledge at Watford.
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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.
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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
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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…
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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!!!!!!!
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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 !
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 17th October 2021, 4:08 PM
 
 
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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 ?
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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.
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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
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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
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Excellent knee taking before the KO, proud of the boys.
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Racist
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.
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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.
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