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Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:05 PM



 
Man Utd losing to Palace will raise more eyebrows in the football world than Fulham losing every week sadly to say. If only Solskjaer had snapped up Zaha when he had the opportunity last year? This is where Roy Hodgeson played a master-stroke by pricing Zaha out of reach everyone would say. What was it? 80 million? Scott Parker and Solskjaer are young managers operating on different budget scales. I think the problem with utd buying Zaha was pride. Zaha was let go by utd and they were reluctant to pay a high price for one of their own who they let go. This is proving a costly mistake for utd and a severe lack of patience with a talented young player. Fulhams budget for recruitment is not so grand, even with our booty from our playoff win. I disagree that Fulham is not so attractive for big-time players, we are in the prem, we are located in London, and we have a big booty to compete in the transfer market. Our problem is that we are continually muscled out of the market by teams like Villa, Crystal Palace, and Sheff utd etc. Man utd fans say they need a good center-half and a Striker. So do we at Fulham, and maybe half a dozen clubs in the prem. Our big problem going in the market now after these opening games is that any half-decent striker available now, will cost us a packet. Josh King? How much now? King is age 28 and he will want the best deal possible to end his career, and why not? We need to gamble on guys such as josh king and hope his fitness don't come into question. Unless there is an unknown foreign player out there that everyone has overlooked? What are the odds on that? Parker v Solskjaer, who is better? Solskjaer is also young and he is operating on a bigger budget than Parker. There are bigger star players under Solskjaer and yet he cannot get the best from them. Pogba has recently won a world cup, yet he is rubbish at utd? I think that Scott Parker will prove to be the better manager in time. The problem with timeis, will Parker get the luxury of enough time in the prem?
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:54 PM



 
Shopped 7 so far. We will not survive with a defence that is not working..
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:17 PM



 
Unlike many of our fickle supporters I consider our team should be given time to adjust. I said at the start of the season we would know our fate after the first six matches and was inform by some that was insufficient time to make a judgement. However, I note that some posters have thrown in the towel after just two games and whilst I agree that today's performance does little to inspire confidence I believe there is still time to resolve the problem. My main concern is whether our coaching staff are incompetent or are the players too thick to absorb the instructions. Going back to the 40's and 50's, pre the arrival of the Hungarian masters, we played a simple system of 2, 3 and 5 with the half backs supporting the forwards when attacking and the inside forwards falling back to assist the defence. Everyone knew what to do but with the arrival of the Hungarians and being thrashed 6-3 at Wembley and losing the return 7 - 1, the game which Jezzard was unfortunately was called up, the FA decided we needed to change and adapt and the old system went out of the window. Many different systems were and have been tried and the top teams have been successful in changing and becoming proficient, normally under the tuition of top class coaches/manager many of them foreign. Fulham proved very successful under Tigina but I am afraid the current players are unable to play any worthwhile system and unless these changes very quickly we have major problems. Either Parker and the coaching staff are at fault or the players are incapable of understanding whart is required of them. In my humble opinion the single biggest contributing factor was the abolition of the simple offside rule of which the late great Brian Clough said " if a player isn't interfering with play he shouldn't be on the pitch " Sorry for doing an Owen
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Good post Big Boy! It should be back to basics for our dunces of footballers. Bamfords goal was a basic through-ball to him, nothing special there. Bamford looks all of a sudden like a seasoned prem player because we ball-watch too much. It is almost like we are star-struck by the prem? Funnily enough, if the Kebano shot had gone in off the post? Or Mitrovic had latched on to the volley correctly? The pundits would have picked this game as an exciting thriller to the premiership, but they would also put money on both teams to go down. Leeds also have a crap goal difference by the way...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:28 PM
 
 
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Making Arsenal look bang average. We made them look like Bayern Munich
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I thought that Arsenal looked like potential champions last week, but tonight they look no more than ordinary. It's a funny old game.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:45 PM
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:21 PM



 
Parker said post-match that due to Leeds pressing/man-marking system, he chose players who could dribble by their markers. Great thought, Scottie. Except first, they need to get the ball and control it, and then they need to pass it to someone once they beat their man. Onomah, Cav and Abou are more physically imposing, but far less skilled with an actual football than TC and Bobby and Neeskens. Scott got it backwards, that’s our B team he started, those three belong in the Cup match Wednesday. Lemina should’ve also been introduced in the Cup - he clearly wasn’t ready. It’s okay to lose to the top 6 due to quality. Our squad is just as talented as Leeds, if not more. This loss is about Bielsa vs Parker, both team and tactics.
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Maybe we should consider bringing Seri back ! after all we pay his wages and maybe he will be better second time around like Anguisssa
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:32 PM
 
 
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So the plan last season was to get the team back to where it apparently belongs.....In The Premier League. Surely there was a plan in place once we achieved promotion? So far I've seen no evidence of that. Let's not spend 100 million again because it went wrong last time, No.....The powers that be got it wrong. So instead we are giving the players who got us up the chance which is really honorable of the club but if they aren't good enough then the results are going to remain the same. Gonna be a long season, get used to Parker using the same old cliches after games. We need to learn from this, we need to show character etc etc.
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Did you see what Khan Jr. wrote on his Twitter feed?
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:02 PM
 
Nope just see aload of stuff about wrestling haha
posted by Liam (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:15 PM
 
Anyone thinking we can even finish 17th with Parker and the current squad is deluded. We need at least two top centre backs and a top striker to compete with Mitro. Anguissa needs to stay as he is much better now he is playing with Reed. We do need to find that other midfielder to blend with those two. In the absence of getting those players we will need a new coach....Allardyce? Eddie Howe? Or go and get Dyche from Burnley who might be tempted by the project and the funds he would get.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:41 PM
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:37 PM



 
At this rate we will be relegated by Christmas. Don’t say players have to settle in. It is the same for all teams who have bought in the transfer window
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Totally agree
posted by Peter (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:45 PM
 
Don't think the Leeds defence were much better, as the score attests.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:58 PM
 
 
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Academy- build em up sell em off. ??? Recruiting/ scouting- no creation of culture just playing the short game. No improving players. All we’re looking at is today. We should see something in a player. Buy for 5 sell him for 30. Director of football operations- a guy with no experience probably calls it soccer. Just hire a real football guy with a pedigree. Fix those 3 areas. We need to be more like Dortmund and Leipzig not palace and Brighton And f**k off with your “we’re a family club”can’t we be that and also be competitive? All your responses to my last thoughts of Fulham were met by a bunch of old ladies swinging their handbags. Defeatists,wet blankets, kill joys, mincers give your self a name. You may accept how the club runs now but I don’t. I told you about daddy Khan. The proof will be in the pudding and 90% of the supporters on here are used to having sand kicked in their faces. Who was that player- coach for Chelsea in the early nineties? Standing there seething as his club were 2 nil down at home. He ripped off his suit came on and scored a brace. That’s the kind of attitude I can get behind. I don’t care what colour our strip is or any of that kind of nonsense be a fighter not a lover
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Chill a bit Vinny. You're making very good points but you're inviting handbags at dawn if you're too abrasive. Loved the "soccer" put down. Right on the money.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:07 PM
 
Hey Vinnie are you a made man are you running the rackets out there I’ve got some moonshine you might be interested in you sound like a tough guy come meet me and we can talk business.
posted by Al Capone (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:25 PM
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:23 PM



 
Man Utds back 4 including 80 million quids worth of Harry Maguire are no better than ours.
 
 
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What would we give to have him at the helm? He’s priceless
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Hodgson ......great coach......his training was incredible, monotonous yes but drilled and organised his team.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:44 PM
 
And understood the importance of team shape when you haven’t got the ball something Parker hasnt grasped
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:46 PM
 
All know my opinions of parker,and yet Roy with his knowledge and acumen and players not much better than ours can mix play and hold his own with the big boys,how long do we stick with the apprentice and his incompetent backroom staff .
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:57 PM
 
 
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man utd getting thrashed, nice one Roy we look bad, but have a chance wit Mitro, Zambo and some more CB's and more goal threat think west ham and brigton will get turned over this weekend and Fulham will end up outside the bottom 3 too. COYWS. Tony needs to get to work though and get signing up the players we need or we shall be doom barred.
 
 
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Can anybody explain, why we played in red today, I thought our new away kit was Yellow.
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That's just for the dumb punters who'll buy whatevers put in front of them
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:25 PM
 
That maybe so, it doesn’t answer the question, if the club have confirmed that the new away kit is yellow why on the first away game when because of colour clash we couldn’t wear our first choice kit, maybe the new yellow away kit hasn’t arrived yet !!
posted by JRD (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:58 PM
 
 
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With some luck we could be out of relegation zone by Monday evening. Telli Nv Me that’s not progress?? Coyw
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john what planet are you on.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:45 PM
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:34 PM



 
What have I been saying for the last four months? All successful teams start by having a decent defence. We have no realistic defence even with those we have brought in recently. They have no experience in the Premiership and are going to be skinned week after week. What price Chris Smalling now, Man U only want £10-12 mil for him and he was on fire at AC Roma in the Italian league last season. We should get in Danny Rose, Nathan Redman and Craig Dawson pronto or we'll get cut adrift - why did we let Shane Duffy go to Celtic FC without getting him in? Its pathetic.
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:30 PM



 
Last time we came up we played 3 keepers in 5 games, Rodak did nothing to suggest he couldn’t be number 1, last time we had Odoi and Ream at CB, they weren’t good enough then and as much as I love them they are not Prem league players, we are making the same errors all over again, we have to get 2 centre backs in ASAP or relegation is a certainty, get the ball wide get it on Mitrovic’s head and goals will come, are we just putting Anguissa in the shop window or is he in it for the long haul?? Joe Bryan is not a left back in the Premier league, mistakes every week as he did in the championship. You can’t keep ignoring these errors, Cavilero looks a shadow of the player before last Christmas, he has been shocking in 2020 and Kamara should only be used for last 10 minutes if desperate, it’s not all doom and gloom though, WBA are poor and we just have to finish above 3 teams to survive
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Leeds are not world beaters and will also struggle. Promoted teams conceded 22 goals in two games Leeds 7, WBA 8, FFC 7 - tells you something.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:47 PM
 
Zonal marking at dead ball kicks is very mechanical and misses the movement of attackers around the box unless players are alert to it. We gave the ball away much to much. We still have that bad habit from last season of not starting the game for the first 30 minutes. We must be up for it every minute of the game. Two real positives Anguissa played very well and the new players generate more attacking opportunities.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:03 PM
 
According to most of you on this site, we are as good as down already, which is a complete and utter load of nonsense. Apart from playing Liverpool or Manchester City, we couldnt have had two more difficult games to start with, and we have done quite well in both. Arsenal are flying at the moment and Leeds had just run Liverpool close, and were certainly up for it, and we gave them a real fright, and we were a shade unlucky not to come away with a point. Once our defence settles down we will be fine, and SP knows what we want and I'm sure that he will be working on it with immediate effect. Last time we were promoted we lost at home to Palace in our first game, and I had no confidence in us after that. This time we have lost our two opening matches, but my confidence this time is sky high, and we will survive this season comfortably, Mark my words.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:06 PM
 
The other point I missed is TC is no longer a starter and he is no longer the fixer from the bench. He will probably not even be on the bench soon.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:07 PM
 
Minimum we need is a big CD and Josh King to help Mitro up front and I think we will be ok fingers crossed
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:10 PM
 
I do not think it is just the lack of two quality central defenders it is our defensive system. making areas is fine as long as you watch out for players moving outside the zonal areas. At all dead ball situations our defending was too mechanical and though it is old fashioned man to man making would be more effective. We also still have the problem of last season where it takes 30 minutes before we start playing. If we want to win PL matches we must be full on for every minute of the game. The positive from the game is
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:15 PM
 
We drew the 2nd half 2-2 and if Bryan hadn't given away that stupid penalty in the first half, we would have had a well deserved point, so don't despair just yet.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:20 PM
 
Brian, losing at home to Arsenal was not a complete disgrace, but losing at home to Palace was, oh I see that Manure United are going to to lose to Palace tonight, so I feel a bit better now.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:27 PM
 
In the death. P2 L2 Wo do let in 7 scored 3 Points o
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I see SP was thrilled with our display against Ipswich. Good to hear. He might be working at that level soon. And sorry Keetch. My last post was meant to reply to your enthusiastic comment on Anguissa.
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One of the problems is that our lines are way too far apart. You could already see it in H1 with Mitro, Cava and AK trotting back. Onomah isn’t much of a defensive minded guy either, so basically it was a bit shades of Barcelona-Bayern in terms of tactics, us being Barcelona. Two guys that are not very mobile pressing guysbin Mitro and Onomah plus 2 wingers. Then in the second half you tell me who plays D out of Decorsova, Kebano plus some of the aforementioned players. And when you add that Odoi is a backup at best, that Hector’s slow feet have blatantly been exposed in his first two games (although towards the end of the game he seemed a bit more poised, I am hopeful that he can still learn the PL trade) and that neither Tete nor Bryan are top-notch, or pribanly even average defenders, well... I was impressed with Tete going forward, and he gave 110% but aren’t his defensive skills a clone if Odoi’s? We need to give this a bit more time and see how Aina and Lemina (dreadful today) blend in, but fundamentally if Onomah and Mitro are playing at the same time with attacking-minded fullbacks and the likes of Kebano/Decordova/Cairney/Kebano in mmidfield we will always have a problem
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If Kamara was poor, so was Mitrovic. You name it, we were poor and nieve all over. When we give the ball away, we do not cover lap-overs properly. The Leeds going forward always seem to have somebody running into space, ready to receive the ball. Our defender's ball watch too much in my opinion. Anguissa looks a league above our other players because he covets the ball. When he receives it, he will hold on to it anyhow he can because he has the desire to. I am more angry than upset at our rooky naiveness more than anything. Get that big German guy Tah in for starters and we can at least try to get something more needed out of Hector. Hector is looking like another loanee player passed on from a Chelsea team that has many loanees loaned out. This is why Chelsea make money more than most teams operating now. If a loanee turns out brilliant, they will reel him back into the fold. Mitrovic today isn't looking great. Apart from his goal. he is off the pace, volleyed shots in good positions were simply not good enough. We would be more livid if the likes of Kamara 'was' playing in that striker role and missing those kinds of opportunities. (take note Kamara haters) Losing 4-3 in a ding-dong game like this is frustrating to sum up our afternoon, but there is hope! Leeds still don't look that great no matter how much the media bigs them up. Today was the day of our own downfall and basic naiveness and mistakes galore. We have played much better back in the Championship and Scott Parker knows that. Summing up finally, Our team let Scotty down today and that is Fulham at the moment. Bring in '2' defenders, and a decent forward. Even the likes of Le Sulk Balotteli has more football brains than any of ours, and he is a poser. WISE-UP-WISE-UP FULHAM!!!!!!!
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Owen, do youreally believe that even with your proposed buys, Parker could manage and shape a team capable of competing in this league?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:27 PM
 
Nothing to add good post Owen to poor sides
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:28 PM
 
DMK' we looked in better shape when Kebano and Reed came on, to give Parker his dues. If he can persuade the board to bring in at least 1 central defender, and a decent forward, we might be in better shape to pick up points before xmas. The changes were okay, especially when Bobby got us to 4-3. Our problem still after the changes, was that Leeds were still getting beyond our defence, and arguably, they should be 5-3 up? Scotty needs a little more time and he deserves it. 5 year projects are not grantable anymore because the prem just won't give you the time for that. Scott Parker will know all this...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:50 PM
 
Sorry' RM-reply...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:51 PM
 
100 games, 50 goals, highest scorer in all 4 divisions in 2020, not sure what more you want from Mittovic???
posted by Adam (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:53 PM
 
Good stats on Mitrovic Adam' yet still will not be good enough to keep us in it unless we bag penalties and basic headers the rest of the season? Mitro receives the ball outside the box, he can't run and beat defenders. His assists and lay-offs were poor. Volleys poor when receiving chances etc. Kamara is playing winger among a load of wingers we have. There is time to sort out the basics firstly, and we need a few more bodies in. Preferably we quality if there is any such thing left out there? We have cash to compete with clubs like Villa but we chose not too...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:06 PM
 
I thought Anguissa was class today. Has to be first name on team sheet!!
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Yes, he had a pretty good game. Probably off to Milan next week. But we continue to give the ball away. Not give, it's more like short passing which is readable and easily intercepted. Must get the ball away from FFC goal quicker. Tete will be OK but Hector, Adoi and Cavalero are not. Kebano over AK, both worked hard. Leeds need a better defence to stay up but they were the better side today. Looks like SP has forgotten what he was taught at West Ham and Spurs (the goal behind you is usually yours).
 
 
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Colossal
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Anguissa class,defending non existent ,Tete got caught out a few times but at least he can tackle,why was Cav kept on? running like a headless chicken,Leeds not that good COYW
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Anguissa looks absolute quality
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1 assist, 89% successful pass rate, he's had a good game, brave on the ball under pressure
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:49 PM
 
Anyone who caredto look at the stats on Anguissa at Villareal, can see that the guy is quality. Villareal finished 5th in a strong league lead by Barca and Real Madrid. On this occasion, stats don't lie..
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:59 PM
 
He will be gone within 2 weeks,to be replaced by some no mark, identified and coached by Laurel & Hardy
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:27 PM
 
Stats are one thing, character is another, is he in the shop window or commuted to us?? If we keep him will he sulk or continue as he did today, time will tell
posted by Adam (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:50 PM
 
At least we didn't sell him. Thank God !!
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For improving our goal difference
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4-3, if only we could defend better ;)
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:27 PM
 
Just incase you are following the score on here, kebano has just hit the post
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:29 PM
 
Change of tactics, if we can't defend then bloody well attack. Don't mind winning 5-4
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:29 PM
 
Leeds are not brilliant, we are making them look good!!! We need to wise up win, lose, or draw!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:31 PM
 
Woeful defending again, nearly conceded another sloppy goal - then we go up the other end and mitrovic volleys straight into the keepers arms. basketball match
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:35 PM
 
Wherever we finish in the league, I will forecast it will be above Leeds.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:46 PM
 
If our defence play like this we won’t finish above anyone
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Two defenders sent on loan to Bristol City that couldn't do any worse than this lot
 
 
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We’re making Leeds look good - they aren’t
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Better start building for the championship next season lol
posted by B (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:22 PM
 
Considering they duffed us up 3-0 a few months back I thought it might have been a tighter game today
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:23 PM
 
We’re in the money, the skies are sunny!
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Sack Parker now before it’s too late .....get Allardyce in now
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Allardyce???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:19 PM
 
Nooooo
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:24 PM
 
Better now ....If only
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:30 PM
 
Get rid of Parker now!!! We definitely need Big Sam in charge. We can't keep conceededing 4 goals a game. Get big Sam in, so he can get a couple of good defenders in! Coyw!!!
posted by TeflonMac (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:36 PM
 
Joka' i would be more respectful of you if you had shouted up Slavisa rather than Allardyce. Big Sam and his footballing tactics are out of date. If a team daft enough to give him game-time is out there, i would like to see them. If Scott Parker can bring in 2 quality defenders and a decent striker in this window, we will be okay. Providing that we sort out the calamities at the back that is. Parker will need to get Fulham up to speed quickly because this isn't a 5 year project. I am still backing him because i have seen enough potential after all said and done. Keep the faith guy's!!! ('er' keep believing!!!)
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:32 PM
 
Owen ....jokanovic is cut from the same gib as Parker.... we need an experienced coach at this level to secure the repeated defensive errors. There was so much wrong with our team today....we need to learn quickly and Parker had a go last time he knows the PL so he needs to do better now rather than later
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 6:23 PM
 
Here we go again two games in and the muppets want the manager sacked I thought you lot were back at school.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 7:15 PM
 
Come on Ken tell us how we are going to win games with Parker and this squad....explain your optimism we all might learn something from your vast experience and tactical knowledge you profess to have .....or are we just going to get another bland, acerbic and trite message from you?
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 8:52 PM
 
 
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Why play areola over rodak. Stupid
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Hector at fault again , he keeps going walkabout , you can’t blame the keeper when there are no defenders in position
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:18 PM
 
Areola is not the problem
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50 minutes and game over, in defence we are a walkover, infact it’s getting very embarrassing
 
 
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Nothing to moan about there then
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So much wrong with our team difficult to know where to start
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:12 PM
 
Bamford is disliked by Leeds fans because he misses so many chances ..... against us he gets three in the last three games . Our defence is an embarrassment.
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:12 PM
 
Even Hector looks ropey sadly, not up to prem quality..
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:59 PM



 
When we are in possession instead of direct passing to get the ball quickly into the opponents penalty area we seem to want to always put a extra pass in, be it backwards, sideways or passing to a marked player, it seems to me we are passing for the sake of passing.
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Thats known in the football world as Parkering
posted by jimjo (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:01 PM
 
For goodness sake get Kamara off, he is absolutely useless.
posted by A C (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:09 PM
 
AK so far off PL level it is embarrassing
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:13 PM
 
Is it just Kamara playing winger? The last build-up, no one in box. We need a decent Striker in as well as 2 central defenders. We have gifted 3 goals really. 4-2 NOW!!!
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:51 PM



 
What's the point of VAR when they can't spot Bamford doing his impersonation of Tom Daley? Maybe he was touched but when did touching become a foul? I'm sick of the rule changes that reward cheating.
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He clearly pushed the Leeds man !
posted by H (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:53 PM
 
Both poor penalties
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:57 PM
 
It's a push and a penalty but I doubt WE would have got a decision like that at old Trafford or Anfield etc. No consistency - in the championship last season it would be random to get that decision. BUT More penalties/more goals=more entertainment which is what football should be about
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:58 PM
 
Ok, if you've all decided it was a push, fine but it wouldn't have knocked my 9 year old grandson off his feet.. I'm sick of the diving that goes on...now we've fallen apart again
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:18 PM
 
If I had it my way I would make it legal for contact in the box, (pushing aloud) the games gone ridiculously soft but if it happened the other end I would be calling for a pen (even though he was miles from getting on the end of the cross)
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:41 PM



 
Onomah looks lost
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Have we got a defensive coach , if so he should resign
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:43 PM
 
This is piss poor ffs
posted by Burt (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:46 PM
 
Don't think we do, arsenal had bould and they still couldn't defend with a defensive coach, what chance do we have without one
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:47 PM
 
Stop moaning and support your team!! Fulham the better team in possession and Anguisa the best player on the pitch by a country mile. Game isn’t lost yet for crying out loud!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:47 PM
 
Whats hangalaand or aaron hughes doing at the moment, fancy a job?
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:48 PM
 
Well said MST
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:49 PM
 
Not moaning? just easy to see where we can improve, we would have to be bat sh1t crazy not to try and find ways to defend better going forward
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:52 PM
 
MST. Please just be honest. Our team is devoid of Premiership quality just like our Manager. It’s abundantly clear that Khan has decided to enjoy the ride, bank the cash and move on. Any talk about keeping within FP rules is a smokescreen for not spending. I only hope that we don’t do something really stupid like replace Parker, as this would make no difference to a team not suited to this level and would simply unsettle the club Khan was as surprised as most of us when we were promoted and nothing had been prepared for that eventuality. The Baggies and us are 100% cert for the drop. Like Khan, enjoy the ride and join him in enjoying the cash
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:55 PM
 
I expect more from players who cost and earn millions . The coaching staff have not improved the teams defence in 3 years . So yes I’m moaning
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:58 PM
 
Well said MST, Rm , you don’t know what you’re talking about
posted by Pete (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:03 PM
 
Stop moaning? Are ya having a laugh MST?
posted by Burt (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:06 PM
 
After 140 minutes of Premiership football we have let in 6 goals !
posted by FULHAM SUPPORTER (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:19 PM
 
Pete, you were saying?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:19 PM
 
Pete & MST not true supporters just don't like change, and if you think this team don't need surgery your having a laugh.
posted by Burt (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:29 PM
 
Burt , I’ve been going since the early 1960s , so don’t doubt my support , twat
posted by Pete (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 4:56 PM
 
I'm no twat Pete. People who think our defense are top are totally deluded. Because how long you've supported Fulham makes no difference to fulham because defence is a joke PAL.
posted by Burt (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 5:11 PM
 
You said I wasn’t a true supporter , what do you base that on , burk !
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:12 PM



 
Unmarked from a corner on the 6 yd box unbelievable, And all in the first 4 minutes unbelievable. Why do we always try to help the opposition
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Just don't think our centre backs are good enough, if Hector had a player of similar build and strength next to him would be interesting to see what happens. What is the point of le merchand? since Odoi played centre back against QPR a few seasons ago and did a Gerrard gifting qpr a goal I wouldnt have him at centre back, its like trusting David Luiz at centre back
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:19 PM
 
Another week well spent on the coaching field ....dismay at how poor we are at the basics.....shame on Parker
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:20 PM
 
We’d struggle in the ladies football league
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:31 PM
 
Parker will need to look in the mirror and apologize after this. He has chosen the wrong team with no passing vision. Playing his favorites, like Reed and Onomah, who are getting exposed today. Tactically, he’s way off from Bielsa.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:36 PM
 
Unbelievable, that penalty, 1-1
posted by Simon (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:37 PM
 
wasn't much contact but definite penalty, luckily their defender dived in instead of staying on his feet
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:39 PM
 
only fulham can give a pen away 2 minutes after scoring one
posted by Pez (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:42 PM
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:11 PM



 
That took longer than I thought. 0-1. Clearly Parker’s game plan is going well
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:19 PM



 
Areola, Tete, Hector, Odoi, Bryan, Reed, Anguissa, Cavaleiro, Onomah, Kamara, Mitrovic.... 4 changes from the last game, i like this line-up a lot. I think we have a nice balance of defenders midfielders, and attack. We can and we will compete with Leeds. COME ON FULHAM!!!!!!!!!!
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Interesting to see that Odoi has taken Ream’s place.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:24 PM
 
Also interesting to see Cavaleiro our big money signing in from the start. We have a lovely balance with midfield drive coming from Anguissa, (take note Kunye') Kamara is also interesting straight in with big Mitro. This team Parker put out is really attacking...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:29 PM
 
Sadly I don’t think we will see Ream starting again this season. It’s clear with his age and pace, the risk is too high in premier league. Also interesting Parker prefer Onomah to Cairney. Hopefully Cairney will take notice he’s not droppable.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:31 PM
 
Not necessarily bad for Cairney John' we need a squad player like him and maybe this type of game will pass him by. Maybe 2nd half for Cairney when the pace and sting of the game softens?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:40 PM
 
Parker is overrating Onomah. Josh proved himself capable in the Championship but this a different level and his passing and reading of situations is poor. He was anonymous vs Arsenal. Reed is a worker, but not creative. TC keeps the ball moving, always finds the right player. Premier League vision and distribution, plus he can score from range. I think we will miss him today.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:58 PM
 
cairny aint perfect but hes a class above the rest of the second rate sh-t we got at this level
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:08 PM
 
well that didnt take long
posted by moreline (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:08 PM
 
Onomah has turned it over every time he’s touched it. Every time. He’s not good enough at this level.
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:00 PM



 
Watching the game on BT , West Brom look so much better than us , 1-0 up and have hit the post . Bilic has turned them round in a week . Let’s hope Scotty can do the same for us
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Now 1-1
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:04 PM
 
Thought a football match is still 90mins long?!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:06 PM
 
Early days to say they're better than us, it's 2-1 Everton now and WBA are down to 10 men... avalanche coming in 2nd half.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:19 PM
 
They seem to be 5-2 down now. I think we will do better against Leeds and will not get a man sent off. WBA are like Leeds good attackers but no defence.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:59 PM
 
Alan? Change of mind?
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:10 PM
 
I have egg on my face , spoke to soon
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:38 AM



 
Never understood what Gordon Taylor does and he’s responsibility or accountability? What big decisions does he takes? But he’s paid 40k a week or similar to a small FTSE100 company CEO and more than most football club CEOs.. But PFA is an organisation of 65 people. So what does he do to be so well rewarded? One big gravy train to me!
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Still Taking The P..s I see that Liverpool have agreed to sign Jotta from Wolves for 45m,but are still refusing to pay us the lower figure of 9m for Elliott.The arbitration body is still not committing itself after 1 year."its only Fulham why worry".i could not care less who wins the Premiership,as long as its not those scouse gits.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:26 PM
 
Surely Elliott should be sidelined until Liverpool pay up? Perhaps Brewster in exchange as compensation. This is going on too long
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100% record after correctly predicting last week's 0-3 mauling. Chimp goes for another 3-0 loss + 1 sending off
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Wba fan then chimp !
posted by Steve (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:41 AM
 
No monkeying about with you is there ?
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:19 PM
 
He might go apes**t .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:21 PM
 
MCORMACK now at aldershot, wow what a c/v he will have to read in later years.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:19 PM
 
Find the McCormack post amusing, the last time I saw him he was sitting in the stand at Aldershot claiming an injury in pre season Brighton friendly....He got his move! Wonder how he feels it worked out from then on???
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:04 AM



 
Spurs probable signing af BAle plus Real Madrid left back terrible news for Sess,needs to get out of there to progress his career. Such a shame had such a promising future,doubt we could afford him but needs game time to get back on track,looked like a future international won’t even make the bench of europa cup team!
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Its called greed on one part and lack of inteligence on the other part.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:14 AM
 
Why is it not ambition on one side and decent business on the other
posted by The pope (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:22 AM
 
Khan made it clear he doesn’t want him. Best thing for him is maybe join a good championship Team!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:26 AM
 
He said he wouldn’t take him on loan since he isn’t going to develop someone else’s talent for them but i guess if he is available to buy, at a fair price It’ll change his calculations.
posted by Steven Age (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 11:41 AM
 
Sorry sess would not get in ffc team at the moment no good at left back Would not get a place further up field SORRY!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:02 PM
 
Would make a good left halfback In days of yore !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:24 PM
 
Wouldn't get in further up? He has to be better than Cav was last week
posted by Hints - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:05 PM
 
 
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 9:57 AM



 
Fabio Carvalho. His stats look good.
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Great talent,but while we are searching for a C/F would give Stansfield some game time.
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Friday 18th September 2020, 1:01 PM



 
9-2 we beat Leeds .might be wrong but that was the price on us bearing Arsenal !!
 
 
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If you are bored and want a laugh, try this.

Phone Best Western Hotels and when the operator or receptionist greets you with "Best Western"

Say "Magnificent Seven" and hang up.
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Keep em coming Bruv.
posted by Rob (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 12:58 PM
 
Political this one!

Breaking News: An Extinction Rebellion protestor collapsed and had to be revived today, after her parents rang her to tell her they'd found her a job.

Our thoughts are with her at this difficult time.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 18th September 2020, 1:18 PM
 
O David , is there a bigger joke on here .
posted by The Good Lord (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:23 PM
 
Think he made one half decent comment once -then maybe not ,
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:28 PM
 
And I’m the one tha starts arguments on here... and I’m the bully? Moderators do your job and delete provaocative comments and bullying.
posted by O David (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:25 PM
 
Heaven help us , thought my disciple O David only posted about Fulham Fc . Amen .
posted by The Good Lord (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 1:34 PM
 
Can't we just be pleasant to each other? This thread is my usual Friday thing and there is no need to single out one individual who you may assume (possibly incorrectly) will take offence to my second joke. It's just a joke thread and I try not to post any that you wouldn't hear on mainstream telly shows such as HavI Got News For You. Come on people, be nice to each other. There are far more important things to think about in the world! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Saturday 19th September 2020, 2:10 PM
 
No issue with your joke Chris. Just the pointless bullying.
posted by O david (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 3:49 PM
 
You can’t beat a bit of bully !
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The problem starts at top. Mr Khan thinks just owning a sports team is enough he doesn’t want to put the work in and doesn’t want to hire the right guys. I remember when he took over the Jags 5 years ago, he almost beat Tommy boy to go to the Super Bowl and it’s been downhill ever since. This is how he runs sports teams. He hires shmos and shlubs on the cheap. Who’s doing our recruiting? Who’s identifying our new players? Getting scraps from the French leagues or retreads from the championship? You know who I admire? Dortmund, Atalanta and Leipzig. These teams scour the lower leagues for gems, 20 something’s full of piss and vinegar. These are talented fit guys that wanna show their mettle and hope they are sold on to a big club. These are the kind of guys we should be looking for. Scour the Brazilian or Portuguese 3rd division for some real talent that no one has identified , don’t buy slow ponderous guys that have been passed over by all and sundry. We want young studs that wamna come and play in the premiership, these kind of guys will blow past the palaces and Burnleys straight into 10 place. Instead our director of football is a guy that knows nothing about football. We are a plaything. We should have gotten that guy that just left Arsenal. The problem starts at the top.
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Sorry to be rude but what a load of rubbish! We just got promoted (twice under the current ownership), we played two games won one and lost one, against the probably the form team in the premier league. We have another 37games. The guy at the top, as far as I am aware, is still busy trying to buy players, including one of the best defenders in Europe. Meanwhile, the guy at the top just finished rebuilding the training ground and brought it to a level I believe as good as any teams outside the top 6, and before that project was finished, the owners are rebuilding the riverside stand. So if you think this is a problem from the top, think about Wigan, Macclesfield, Derby and many more!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:40 PM
 
Don't confuse real estate development with recruitment and team building. As I keep saying, there is no evidence of a strategic plan, unless it's to become a permanent yo-yo team.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:49 PM
 
Supporters like Vin, really annoy me, and all they do is moan, moan, moan, and they like him, should be really grateful, like most of us, that we have owners that have backed Scott and the team to the hilt, and because of that we have made a one season return to the Premier League, which is an achievement in itself. In my opinion we are very lucky to have the Khans as our owners, who will do their utmost to make sure that we stay up this season, and push on again in the following seasons. Get behind them Vin, and try to enjoy, what should be a better season than you expect.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:54 PM
 
Been a fan since 1960 last to owners best we’ve ever had so lucky we have the Khans long May they last.much rather have them than fans like vin
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:11 PM
 
Not moaning, I accept our place in the football world. I’m just pointing out that without the RIGHT people doing the right job we are going to be up and down up and down. I didn’t even delve into our other problems. Am I wrong? There is no strategic plan in place and no one to over see this plan Buy team. Hire some guys. End of. We could be a successful club but the big cheese doesn’t care. It’s a business. Haha so sensitive you lot. Perhaps you are used to accepting failure but I like something to strive for.
posted by Vin (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:24 PM
 
Fans like me? I’ve been eating copious amounts of s**t since the Khans arrived so don’t question my loyalty. As a fan is it not my right to voice my opinion about the shortcomings of the club I support? He renovated a stand, he’s after top defender in Europe, get your tongue out and look at the big picture. How not to run a club. The FFC story. You may want to get tested for... I dunno something. Your deluded. Another thing we don’t do is coach up our players. Make them better. Like Pep did with Sterling.
posted by Vin (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:36 PM
 
You all have valid points, our owner who knows nothing about football has backed our club with funds because that is all he can do. However, the financial support needs to be better serviced by the staff he employs. As we all know throwing money at something does not guarantee results. We have a good owner who just needs to improve on understanding what is required to keep an inexperienced team in the PL ....yes two promotions but also two relegations.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:36 PM
 
Like my father used to say to me “you don’t have to be a professional but you can always hire one”. If he spends a little more he can hire the right people. The question is will he? Haha like f**k. Look at his record in the NFL.
posted by Vin (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:50 PM
 
Yes, there's a pattern there.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 18th September 2020, 12:50 AM
 
There must be a yank out there that doesn’t moan all the time , COYW .
posted by Jim (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 5:06 AM
 
You call yourself a Fulham supporter and it's great that people in other countries "follow" Fulham but I wonder, are you an ex-pat who, in earlier years went to games and supported the club or just someone who watches from a distance?

I and many others can tell you that if you are a Fulham "supporter", this century has seen the "great years" for our club and NOTHING" anything like what we have enjoyed relatively recently has preceeded these 20 years in the previous 120 years. Some of us remember a certain Mr Clay and the genuine possibility of Fulham Park Rangers.

Yes be ambitious but to call out the Khans in the way you have is disrespectful to them and our club and shows a lack of knowledge and understanding of where this club came from and what it stands for!

We are a family club and the best three owners of FFC in my opinion have been families (Khans, Al Fayeds, Muddymans) and I for one am thankful for that and enjoy the ride - with the odd moan about how we play or who we buy from time to time but then look forwad to the next game. I have a love for Fulham wherever we are in our history and am relieved that since the mid 80's our journey has been a rollercoaster ride rather than an elevator to hell like the clubs mentione above.

Jast saying...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 18th September 2020, 7:01 AM
 
Hear hear MST. If I'm honest i like that we are not up there with the super rich Man City's and Chelskis. I like that we are still that nice football club down by the Thames. The 13 years in the EPL were great and a solid stay mid table would do me nicely. Vin gives himself away with his "young studs that wanna come and play in the premiership" Don't know about you but I prefer football to rugby at The Cottage every day.
posted by Hints - Friday 18th September 2020, 7:16 AM
 
Blimey, is your name Vin because you Wine all the time?
posted by Gaz - Friday 18th September 2020, 8:15 AM
 
Great post MST one of the best lve ever seen well put
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 9:00 AM
 
TK should be held accountable for poor recruitment - Shad appointed Mike Rigg who in turn recruited Fredericks, Ream, TC, Aluko, KMac, McCormack, Johansen, Kalas, Odoi, Kebano. Rigg also appointed Joka who was responsible for bringing in Mitro. Our academy supplied us with Betts, Rodak and Sessegnon...it’s all been said before, but TK needs to employ a DOF who can pull strings. Why hasn’t he?
posted by Simon (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 9:09 AM
 
Great point about Rigg. I’d forgotten about him, he brought in excellent players to get us out of the Championship doldrums.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 9:27 AM
 
And we have done some poor ones so has every club
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 10:45 AM
 
let's put redevelopment aside, which we couldn't have wished for more from our owners, and focus only on the football in the 5 years the Khans have taken over. Cast your mind back. When they took over the team was in a complete mess. We had aging players. We had no investment in the team since the Europe final. We were relegated the year Khan took over and potentially getting lost in lower leagues for many years like Leeds, Wednesday, Middlesboro, Forest and even Portsmouth. 1st full year the team was a mess, 2nd year just missed out. 3rd year we played best football ever and best match at Wembley ever, 4th year was a disaster despite the vast investment, 5th year we got promoted a 6th year, we are back in the premier league. How many clubs would wish for that. I bet Bournmouth, Swansea, Cardiff or Huddersfield fans would settled for that. So yes, we made mistakes in their 4th year but overall we can't complain!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 11:04 AM
 
Great post MST,couldnt put better myself COYW
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 11:55 AM
 
Whilst I agree 100% with MST, I too, wonder exactly what it is Khan wants for Fulham? I am eternally grateful that we can all sleep soundly in the knowledge that our beloved club will survive the current crisis, which cannot be said for most other clubs. However, considering Khan’s enormous wealth, I have to wonder why he doesn’t show a tad more ambition other than being a yo-yo club?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 12:28 PM
 
RM FFP stops him putting money in like MAF did on players he’s spending as much as he can without getting us in trouble, and as MAF found out we’re a small family club that will never be a Man U.
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 12:49 PM
 
That may be so, but surely there wouldn’t be a financial restriction regarding choice of Manager?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 1:28 PM
 
Well said my favourite moderator!!!!
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Reading a number of different reports it does seem we are finding it difficult to get top players to the club and there are obvious reasons for this notwithstanding having a rookie coach at this level ...seems we will only get third choice signings and seems like we are going back for Kongolo who is certainly not the calibre of Tah. It could be the make or break of our season whether we can get decent signings done in the next couple of weeks.
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Plus ça change. We are Fulham
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 7:55 PM
 
You do seem to have a problem with your recruitment identifying talent seems to be down to no mark Talbot who appears clueless,then to be handed over to the apprentice coach Parker,no wonder you are no hopers,and cant sign anyone worthwhile apart from the mercenaries. By the way Leeds will give you one hell of a spanking next game up, one of many this season.
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:11 PM
 
What's it to you? I think you have an unhealthy fixation on Fulham. Maybe a case of Fulham Derangement Syndrome. Seek professional help mate.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 18th September 2020, 2:46 AM
 
Hounslow Chokers are sooo jealous of us !
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 18th September 2020, 9:32 AM
 
Who you got today little bee shame you can’t be there should be fun just another day in the prem for us
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Bad night for you Spurs hater !
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 7:28 PM
 
Spurs hater,i bet you wish you had kept your big mouth shut
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It’s between Mitroglou and Seri. I’m struggling to think of any player who has cost so much, done so little and cared even less. Anybody got other nominees?
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Mitroglou played 3 times for us , how can you judge him ?
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 5:45 PM
 
I think you answered your own question Dave.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 17th September 2020, 5:53 PM
 
Steve Marlet idiot!!
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The two Simon mention make Marlet look world class idiot
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Thursday 17th September 2020, 3:33 PM



 
Thankfully it looks like we have started to be linked with CBs! Currently we are being linked with Toisin Adarabioyo, Terrence Kongolo, and Jonathon Tah. In my mind there is only one of these who may be PL quality and that's Tah. However, I am wondering if I am being overly harsh, Adarabioyo is a great prospect and was quality for Blackburn and Kongolo has PL experience. What are people's opinion? Am I being too harsh? Ideally I would like Tah & Adarabioyo...
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I repeat. We should buy 2 central midfielders. We'll be lucky to get either one of these. Excluding Tan, I'm seeing the same comments we had before we bought Mawson.
posted by WILLIE2B (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 3:57 PM
 
Saw Kongolo against man city away. If fit get him, pace looks very good defender.
posted by denny (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 5:05 PM
 
I think all three would be good enough, but agree that Fulham should get two central defenders. Kongolo would be a goos fit, he has prem experience and is familiar with the team. I think Tah will be too expensive so go for the youngster instead.
posted by Caliyank (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 6:05 PM
 
 
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Thursday 17th September 2020, 2:44 PM



 
1 - Nil win against Ispwich is a welcome boost to our confidence but I would expected more against a League 1 side! Where are our goals coming from if not Mitrovic? Same problem seems to be that again this season midfield and defence will be otherwise occupied, which other teams mf and def will not be. The reports that we will sign permanently Mr Terence Kongolo cannot be true, has Fulham FC not learnt anything about signing players who are injured or injury prone? Especially after the debacle with Mr Alfie Mawson, currently on loan at Bristol City. We need two more Defenders with Premiership experience. Fast.
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Get your point but always upsets in early stakes of this cup Leeds lost to Hull Southampton to Brentfrod . Well done boys COYW
posted by DMK (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 3:27 PM
 
If Knockhead could learn to shoot on target on a regular basis he would be on the team sheet every game. If half of the good chances he had in the game were on target we would have won handsomely. The other thing is the two wing backs fired lots of very good crosses that players in the box should have been alert and are probably not used to. Our new players give us a lot more attacking opportunities and Parker will have to change his tactics to suit. He is a good manager and will recognise this will make us a far more dangerous attacking team.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 17th September 2020, 5:16 PM
 
Playing the ‘IF’ game again Bro. No doubt Brighton knew a thing or two about him when they let him go !
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 5:38 PM
 
I am not saying we should play all out attack like Leeds but if one of our new wingbacks is running down the the wing we should assume it will be crossed so our three frontmen plus Onomah must spread themselves around the box in planned positions. We will create a lot more chances that way.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:28 PM
 
Knockhaert has proved his worth helping Leicester, Brighton and Fulham get promoted, it's clear though that he can't make the step up to the Premier League....so what championship team next?
posted by NRL (Guest) - Saturday 19th September 2020, 12:52 PM
 
 
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Thursday 17th September 2020, 2:28 PM



 
why do we often hear people talking about this and that club is bigger than ours? what does it mean when leicester are refered as a bigger club than us,? on here people say we cant compete with these clubs , really , why? leicester holds 30,000 i believe khan is richer than there owners, we are in london which often helps, so what makes them bigger in transfer terms?, palace talk about buying this and that and dont baulk at prices, there ground is smaller than ours and money wise !!! need i say more, wolves and sheff are in much the same catagory ,even everton are not that big only on paper.
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I completely agree.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 2:38 PM
 
Prolonged stays in the top division allows you to spend big on players which helps. Also we’re becoming a yo yo club ..... hard to attract the right type of players who don’t want to be involved in a relegation battle. We’re 3 or 4 players short at the moment .....but I don’t trust Tony to know what or who we need to stay up unfortunately.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 3:02 PM
 
FFC, Give the guy a break, we’ve had some great signings this season, and Franks back playing well.
posted by Riverside (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 3:24 PM
 
 
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Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:38 PM



 
I appreciate the fact that Sess is no longer with us, but he was very popular whist wearing our shirt, and it now looks as if Gareth Bale will be joining Spurs If so his chances of first team football have deminished even further. Wonder if those in power have considered making a move for him, would we welcome his return?
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Personally, I never rated him that highly as people on this board will, no doubt, remember. In addition we have better players in the squad in any case....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:45 PM
 
He followed the money and has paid the price. Sad
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 1:15 PM
 
As advised by his agent no doubt ......who also my wads of money from the deal
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 3:03 PM
 
Whether people rated him or not he was able to find the net a darn site more than the various replacements we got.
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Thursday 17th September 2020, 9:50 AM



 
Do more older people in the North go drinking in pubs than southerners? That seems to be the main reason most of these Covid 19 hot spots are in the North. Northerners obviously do not drink them self stupid at home like Southerners
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not from what ive seen plenty of people of all ages but recently a load of 20 =40 somethings boozing till late in and around london pubs/bars not much social distancing, but from what ive seen in London at least, decent use made of outside space
posted by al murray (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:25 AM
 
Hate to say it but there are more Asian communities in the midlands and north of England and they tend to gather in larger family groups. The increased infectioin rate is being passed on within family groups and we also know that the BAME community are more susceptical to infection that white anglo-saxons. Fact not conjecture for those who see this as a racist comment.

In addition and to answer your question about drinking in pubs, the further you go from the south coast and past London, the more working class communities increase and there are far more traditional pubs in the north than the wine bar south. Add to that, that in the north people tend to spend more time in pubs when the are there rather than the after work sneaky one before home or the late night binge drinking after getting tanked and drugged up at home we see in the south.

Again, facts - look it up ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:02 PM
 
Susceptible :0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:03 PM
 
Furthermore and just as a point of interest (nothing else), I was in Manchester on tues, weds and Thurs last week for business. When entering Yates in the Gay Village (that's what it's called) a group of four of us from separate households had to sit on separate tables and I doubt there were more than 10 people in the whole place and this is whilst the England game was on. Drinks were ordered at the bar behind a screen and they were brought to us and we had to take them off the tray ourserlves (no, I didn't get that either).

Later on we went to a Weatherspoons just up the road and although you had to order drinks via their app and have them brought to you, it was rammed! No different to a Saturday night. Everywhere else the pubs and wine bars closed at 10pm. Needless to say, we did not risk it and went back to our hotel for a quiet after hours in the lounge.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:43 PM
 
Yes seems ‘spoons’ aren’t taking this seriously. Lot of their bar staff are also testing positive. They need to get their act together i
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 1:14 PM
 
I do not understand why in situations where you have to wear as mask a lot of the serving staff do not, particularly shelf fillers. The biggest bee in my bowler is the fact you cannot eat and drink wearing a mask seems to give customers of eating and drinking establishments an excuse not to wear a mask. You should of course wear a mask except when you are eating or drinking. These retail outlets are high risk covid areas because this blatant non compliance.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 17th September 2020, 1:33 PM
 
I posted this YouTube line three days ago. Take thirty minutes out of your life and understand the data. Masks and lockdowns are proven to be a complete waste of time and effort. All the data is taken from government published statistics and presented in a simple to understand format. You, like the general populace here in the States, are being taken for a ride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UvFhIFzaac
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 17th September 2020, 6:00 PM
 
Does covid go of duty at ten !!!
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Thursday 17th September 2020, 9:42 AM



 
Not even sub for either game and the squad has not injuries, we must be desperately trying to sell him or he is desperate to leave. Either way he looked completely out of his depth in the Premier League a powder puff on a big stage.
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you post alot but you'd have your answers if you actually followed the news better. parkers post match interview revealed why seri wasn't playing. Although I wouldn't be taken in and believe 100% what Parker says in interviews... so its obviously half us trying to sell Seri/him not wanting to be here and half some truth in Seri only training as of yesterday after quarantine. Why was he so late back to Fulham? must in part be because he and us thought he'd be off by now.
posted by al murray (Guest) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:34 AM
 
Didn't he have Covid?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:04 PM
 
I had not seen the bit about isolation sorry. As far as his late in returning I suspect the Turkish club he placed for on loan(I cannot spell Galatasaray) Wanted to buy him for a much reduced price from the loan agreed price. This negotiation was probably extensive as his book value has more than halved in a season.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 17th September 2020, 1:18 PM
 

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