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T.NO (Guest)

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Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:24 PM

Accepted many fans are so FANatic that even the most meaningless friendly becomes an event. When we kick off next season everyone will come back to earth and these last matches will be forgotten.If anything we will regret not having given some youngsters a run out.
Agree with you about not playing the youngsters. Most of our players will be gone by next season so we should be bringing them on now.
posted by Tom (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:39 PM
That's what proper fans do, through thick and thin. For me , you're either onboard or you're not.
posted by Proper Fan (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:39 PM
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Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:16 PM

"Best fans in the world" . Well done lads.
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Drago (Guest)

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Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:12 PM

A bit of luck the last two matches as other teams haven’t put away opportunities, BUT the bigger change is the lack of careless giveaways in midfield and defense. We shot ourselves in the foot so many times, and things seemed to have tightened up under Parker. Dark comedy to see two clean sheets following relegation, but at least the players are still putting forth effort. Rico was MOTM. This is what I thought this year would be for us. The talent and skill wasn’t that far off this level, it was fight and cohesion and individual mistakes.
"shop window" results ? Or just coincidence ?
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:26 PM
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Alan (Guest)

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Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:01 PM

The last two games make you realise what a waste of space Ranieri was .... safe pair of hands !
Absolute rubbish, all the more reason not to give Parker the job. Two dead rubber wins and he is the messiah! How about the pathetic, gutless and inept games before these that sealed our fate. Blokes a looser.
posted by Mo Lester (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:08 PM
Oh if only, the Khan's had appointed Scott Parker earlier, we wouldn't be facing relegation now, as we have now started to play the way that we should have been playing all season. Two wins on the trot, two clean sheets, and our first away win of the season. We have every chance now of winning our last 4 matches, and we can really look forwards to storming trough to the title next season. I am willing to swap a winning side next season, than a Premier League struggling outfit. It's only for one season anyway, so I can live with that.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:11 PM
Incredible Mo you take no prisoners! Our first away win of the season, won our previous game at home and it’s the first time we’ve played well as a team all season thanks to Parker, and he’s rubbish! You’ll be saying next bring back Magath!
posted by Tom (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 5:35 PM
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Bacchus (Guest)

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Saturday 20th April 2019, 4:57 PM

..... that old familar feeling of an unbeaten run. Two on the trot, unbeaten. Happy days.
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Bert (Guest)

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Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:57 PM

What I wouldn't give for some of your wonderful British weather this weekend. It hasn't stopped raining here on the Costa Blanca since thursday afternoon, and is expected to carry on until at least monday. I even had to let water out of my swimming pool, as it was overflowing. It's hard for us ex pats, but as this will probably be the last rain we have until October, I'll just have to put with it.
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Saturday 20th April 2019, 12:28 PM

As the new FFC manager would not surprise me either way with our top notch team of idiots. Good result against Everton to little to late. Time to clear the dead wood starting with Tony Khan. In 50 odd years supporting FFC this season is the most embarrassing i can remember. Totally sick of the Khan's lack of knowledge. Rant over.
You got a bad memory
posted by Badger (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:05 PM
So what is your worst Badger?.
posted by Will (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:12 PM
Relegation to the fourth division was pretty bad...
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:24 PM
Almost going out of the league, almost becoming Fulham Park Rangers, losing at home to Hayes or away to Yeovil in the cup. How many do you want Will?
posted by Chris (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:36 PM
Totally agree John we were in a bad way & skint. But MAF stepped in & put us on the map again. But to me the Khan's with all there money will underachieve as proven. To waste 100m & get religated tells me they have no clue about football & as FFC fan it saddens me. People were taking the piss when the circus came to town G Best & Rodney but in a nice way. The Khans need help & fast.
posted by Will (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:54 PM
Chris Yes they were bad days, But in my opinion under the Khan's we are going nowhere.
posted by Will (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:58 PM
Time will tell. It's the same Khans that gave me my best Fulham day out at Wembley last year so I am putting this season as just a bad one that I hope they have learnt from. Better the devil you know!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 2:09 PM
My best day out was 1975 even know we lost. & the Khan' need to learn fast two bites and failed hope we move onwards from here.
posted by Will (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 2:22 PM
Afternoon all, lovely day isn't it?
posted by DA BLOB (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 3:18 PM
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Nigel Reo-Winterburn (Guest)

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Saturday 20th April 2019, 12:15 PM

just walked past the cottage, and they've moved some machinery into bishops park and closed portions off. it's happening.
We could have the best stadium in D2 the way things are going.
posted by Will (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 12:47 PM
Wonder why you would need to close some of bishops park? the riverside don't touch it far as I recall. Also has a large wall at side to protect it , very odd unless KHan has bought the park.!!
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:16 PM
It's to store some of the materials and equpiment. Exciting stuff. YOu can see it from Putney.
posted by Eddie (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:34 PM
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Friday 19th April 2019, 8:16 PM

I have reservation! What is it about Fulham? We went French and got it all wrong now we think anyone capable of managing a Scottish team is good enough for the championship!? Both Clark and Lennon failed in England. Leeds are falling apart again - we shoudl go for their manager! He has said he would leave if they are not promoted.
Let's hope Celtic give Lennon the job up there full-time because we don't want him or need him. I would rather keep Parker on full-time. Lennon couldn't cut it at Leicester in the Championships. These Khans are starting to worry me a lot more, what are they thinking? What's wrong with Laudrup? Bielsa from Leeds is a good shout, i like his way of playing football. Bielsa needs to take a team to the next level and if he fluffs it at Leeds, we could give him a try at ours. I still think that Slavisa could do a job for us 2nd time around, and if he was appointed again by those daft Khans, i could accept that decision. Slavisa deserves another chance at Fulham and he should be able to pick his own team if possible...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 10:38 PM
Don’t believe all you read it was Johnson and Moyes before that be some one else next week no good getting chesed of on rumours wait for the real thing
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 10:38 PM
To add to clarke and Lennon why not add to the mix 2 other very great tactically brilluant managers Magath & Maclarren
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 11:26 PM
Sorry should be one below
posted by Badger (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 8:20 AM
Owen,we sacked SJ we now have SP, time to move on dear boy!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 11:26 AM
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Friday 19th April 2019, 1:47 PM

With the people in London having a go. Just go to prove have far the people running the country are adrift of what the people want.
Might be better if they went to China or India to put their point over !
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 4:55 PM
Of what you want you mean.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 7:37 PM
We don't want those daft pot-heads holding traffic and airports up. These Corbyn crew will ruin England full-stop. There will be strikes left right and centre if he gets in. Electric cars are coming in fast and things are changing with the times. Brexit will get sorted when it gets sorted no big deal. If emmissisions are bothering anyone? Buy a electric bike or walk. Nuff said...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 10:51 PM
Think it’s all ready happened Owen all A’s bad as each other and the Air in London getting worst can tell the difference when l go to Dorset. And l don’t just mean central London l live in Twickenham Hounslow and near Airport full of pollution and given go ahead to build another run way
posted by Badger (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 8:19 AM
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Turlough O'c (Guest)

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Friday 19th April 2019, 11:23 AM

Any news on the new stand?
We will need the extra capacity in the Championship!
posted by Old Tosh (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 11:30 AM
We'll be back in the Prem by the time it's finished so correct, we will need the extra capacity.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 12:38 PM
Evening Standard back in December https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fulham/new-fulham-stadium-craven-cottage-will-have-just-three-stands-for-two-seasons-during-100m-a4014466.html
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 1:07 PM
Should cheer up the locals when the work starts!
posted by Eddie Scratch. (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 1:17 PM
Well done Chris looking into your crystal balls!
posted by Bert Champion. (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 1:46 PM
May as well be positive rather than wallowing in misery & negativity. But each to there own as I know some people are happier being miserable and sharing it with others!
posted by Chris (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 1:58 PM
Will their be a fried chicken bar in the new stand?
posted by Winston. (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 2:10 PM
I hear KFC will sponsor the new stand.
posted by Clyde (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 2:32 PM
Ive also heard that Ellit has no intention of staying..his old agent was USM but apparently he's looking at others and can go abroad for under £100k.. so playing poker with Academy and they have pushed him onto Parker..Parker it appears is doing what he's told so he can get the job. I would say apart from O'Riley he's the best Ive seen of the youth set up (maybe Opuko too). What is clear and is common knowledge in the our scouting network is O'Riley is the class player in a weak youth set up at FFC ..anf thats includes Sessgenon. Its also common knowledge he is not being played for non football reasons as certain people at the club want him out. Fossey is loved so would expect him to play soon but most internally agree the only one who actually merits a chance is O'Riley..although rumour is he's off to Europe if they dont offer him a contract..
posted by Andy (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 10:43 AM
Back in the premier League?????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH ..TIT, BYR BYE!!!
posted by SEE EFF SEE (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 4:34 PM
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Thursday 18th April 2019, 3:22 PM

Matt Ritchie ( Newcastle ) is not having his contract renewed in the summer according to the press. He's 30 yrs old, but I think he's the sort of player we should be trying for as he could in my opinion, be fantastic in the championship & good for a season in the prem too, if we have the ambition.
Good call
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 6:43 PM
I gotta check my list here, is Ritchie one of mine?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 8:56 PM
No it’s a sensible choice.
posted by Ray (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 11:05 PM
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Thursday 18th April 2019, 2:36 PM

Parker singing the praises of several accadamy kids moving up into the first team,but no o reilly, and the reason ??? there is not a reason listed , like he aint ever heard of him. Are we all missing some thing ? not a whisper,does he have two heads? is he different ? he has to be, just what is going on with this accadamy,?he plays he scores but he will not be picked for first team.But Elliot, and steven sess have glowing reports.
Oh dear the moron is back. Taking my moniker seems to be his thing.. don't know why I bother think it's time- have tried to register no luck,,, what's the point?
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 2:42 PM
I'm fed up trying to explain it. Corrupt from the top down.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 18th April 2019, 2:48 PM
Bish, I’m beginning to get suspicious, is this just you posing as your alter ego to get a bit of attention? You appear to spot him very quickly when he posts. Do you hear strange voices, or feel particularly persecuted? If you would like to talk please call on 0111 999, alternatively if you want this guy eliminated, please send 20k in plain envelope to POBox 010101 Southampton. We’ll get this sorted together:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 3:42 PM
what is the obsession with o'reilly i have seen him play loads and i just don't get it honestly, not mobile enough.
posted by sw8 (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 5:09 PM
I was not a great fan of SJ,but i must say he would give youth a chance. MO R would have been in the team and we wuld have known his real worth, Puppet Parker will not pick this lad evan if we had multiple injuries in the team.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 5:44 PM
Ridiculous statement idiot. Jokanovic never played him either and he was our manager six months ago idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 8:48 AM
"Impartial" I still stand by my opinion,there is no reason to be offensive in your comments,and in the dire situation we were in by Jan /feb I am sure Sj would have given even more youngsters a chance.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 9:37 AM
Not mobile enough? You must be watching a different O'Riley.. We have watched him every game he's played this season. He has covered more ground inn EVERY game apart from 2 (27 games) than any other FFC player..thats one thing..secondly we rate all players (we are an agency Im an FFC fan) per match. Its based on lots of things includong forward passes in his case, assists, chaces created key passes etc.. He has been clear top rated player (MOTM) in the following.. Man Utd (home and away) Norwich away Wolves (home and away) Colchester cup (home and away) Leeds cup (away)NUFC (away). He has been in top 3 in every game apart from one. All the people including myself watch as well as use stats. Has more assists than anyone else .. Best passing percentage chances created etc etc..Is top for chances created and key passes across both 2 divisions..and those are impritant stats..I could go on and on..the crime is his face doesnt fit I believe he dumped his last agent who happens to be Parkers. And didn't sign with another that Club officials are friendly with..lots will say thats drivel but when you speak to peole at the club..nearly everyone thinks he should have been in the squad from the beginning of season (oh and if you look at the preseason games and Murcia games for first team he was in top 3 in all of them) If you speak to first team playres ((I have) they think he is premiership class and above..Oh and last season he played large parts apparently with growth injury in his back..Personally it shows how seedy this club is..Hopefully he will get a shot but from what ive seen if FFC wont offer him a contract he'll be off in next 12 months if not sooner..
posted by SW (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 11:39 AM
Agree with everything above from SW and also I believe Kunye to be right..Slav had him in first team all the time training etc..He would have played him (He did have him on bench for Millwall I believe)..PArker has self interest first. Elliot is not deserving of the place (not that he isnt good) but FFC want money for him when he leaves in summer and therefore tribunal value will be higher Steve Sess absolutely doesnt warrant a place if its based on performance as he's been average at best for 23's but he's a Sessegnon. I would say almost everyone agrees O'Reilley has been the best 23 by far this season..
posted by Rich (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 11:56 AM
Morty my old Bedford arm fruit cake,the first post was , mine sensible and true, parker does rate many kids before reilly,the idiot who posted straight after me is a screw ball who follows me around,for some reason, and as ARI me amigo suggested to me once register, I tried but ffc block me over again cant accept name ??? so I keep using diff names to lose him , hey ho !!!!
posted by ther real arch bishop (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 3:16 PM
Hola Bish. Guess your alter ego is akip right now. How you doing old mate?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 19th April 2019, 4:04 PM
I have actually seen Elliott quite a bit and he looks like he has got everything. And speaking to players and staff at the club they seem to feel the same? I have also been told that there is a great chance of him staying if there is a proven pathway which is great news for the club who are trying to keep the best players.
posted by TC 10 (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 6:15 PM
Also youngsters like carvalho and Jasper are showing really good potential. On top of that what a keeper George Wickens is going to be wow he looks top draw. Interesting why all 3 managers have not really looked at O'Reilly isn't it? Not sure on Steven sess poor form for the 23s this season.
posted by TC 10 (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 6:26 PM
Haha Bish, long time no speak, glad to hear youre alive and kicking. You should be flattered, no one ever impersonates me, guess they figure they can’t trump the rubbish I post. Crap season wasn’t it? Let’s hope for improvement in the next, could be ores, could it? I just want to visit the Cottage, be entertained and have a 50/50 chance of winning, not too much to ask. Stay fit and don’t let the buggers get you down:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 8:26 PM
"I just want to visit the Cottage, be entertained and have a 50/50 chance of winning". Morty, you can have any two from the three but not the whole lot at the same time.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 19th April 2019, 9:08 PM
Tc10 .. interesting comments Elliot is definitely good but I know every coach rates o’r higher butbhas been told he isn’t part of the set up Abstthi k he could do a job but his step dad is taking 5k a month consultancy from an agency with a view to move him as he hasn’tsig a contract Read into that what you want I’ll wager both him and O’Riley will be top level within two years Shame neither will be at this club Btw Slav had him almost 100% time with first team but had to comply with the. Hierarchy
posted by Dr (Guest) - Friday 19th April 2019, 10:41 PM
The state of my old knees, maybe I’ll just pass on the Cottage visits then. Haha. Hold on the entertainment bit would go then, wouldn’t it? Hmmm, this tougher than it first appeared.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 11:31 AM
ARI, Coma esta muchacha, have you seen the sun yet ???? the one thing I miss when I lived in Africa is wall to wall sunshine daily,and there is you freezing , or was a few weeks ago in the land of sage brush gila monsters and not forgetting ROY.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:27 PM
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Wednesday 17th April 2019, 11:30 AM

O.K. Eddie Howe has got AFC Bournemouth winning again, but against Brighton HA, where is Lewis Dunk now I ask, because Brighton HA are on the ropes worse than we ever were right now. Sooo our lads should not worry too much about their recent victory because AFC Bournemouth too had lost the previous nine games B4 Brighton! COME ON FULHAM. Glad to see that someone in Management read my post some time back and seem to be on the trail of Dwight Gayle. Good lad done well this season, we would have used him. Tammy Abraham is out of the reckoning, as he has plumbed for going off to Deutschland like so many other half decent "English ?" players. Is Timmy Abraham still at Fulham or Jose Morineo's lad who plays in goal.
Not sure if Brighton are as bad as us! Would swap places anytime
posted by Mike (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 5:13 PM
Get real Rich
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:20 PM
It doesn’t take a lot of working out that you need help Owen. Once again your journalistic desires have let you down. Guess what? We all knew that we were not performing after five games. Stick to being a player scout.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:31 PM
Sorry post for below
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Wednesday 17th April 2019, 1:07 AM

It doesn't take a lot of figuring out or explaining, and deep down in most Fulham fans guts, we know we have squandered our chances for prem football next season. Yes' every time we look at the league table, it clearly points out that we are 2nd from bottom and we are relegated. Call me nuts' and a dreamer or whatever, but i still believe that we are better than we have shown this season. Our recruitment was naively sticky-plastered together and costly too, with the likes of Anguissa costing 30 million and breaking our transfer record. Yes' at first glance, i and a lot of fans thought we had acquired a War- Horse or the equivalent of buying a stake in Shergar. Emotions turned to anger and disappointment running through most of our season when game after game we witness total failure in our team to get results. The likes of our talisman Tom Cairney passing the ball from side to side, Tom no clue, Tom not prem material and so on. Seri the best of the newbies some say not up to it in the prem, even though he has played successfully for Ivory Coast, Porto and Nice, yet not prem class according to self-appointed experts. Why can't we figure out and accept a feasable possibility that we just didn't gel enough and considering our sticking plaster attempt to buy in a short time and add well thought of players onto a team that gained promotion as a unit just didn't work out in good time. Leicester and Wolves are in 7th and 8th and Everton in 9th? Hey' i might be the biggest dreamer along with 'Somewhere over the Rainbow, but it doesn't take a genius to work out that 'Everton' have failed in their season and massively underachieved way down their usual standards. Even Liverpool fans will say that. We beat Everton good and proper and some say that it was not a big deal etc. Even a long way before the Everton win, i and a lot of Fans were scratching their heads and trying to work out why we were playing silly football. Confidence is is a big detail that we are lack of this season and there is a lot of finding out concerning our leaky defence. We are dropping down a division and there should not really be an urgency to change much personnel. It was a mistake to blood in too many players at the first time of trying and i think now finally this Fulham team looks like it is settling down and gelling,why go-go spend money now we are dropping down. Possibely we will need right-back if Christie isn't up to it, and defensively we are shakey but nothing new. I would like to see us improve with Mawson and the new foreign guy come back from injury. Still call me daft or silly, but i think that we Fulham put ourselves in a situation and an impossible position of self-destruction. We are better than the likes of Cardiff etc and we know it, yet the league table says different...
Thanks for the history lesson. Did you have a point?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 2:56 AM
Paying £800 for a season ticket and watching us getting battered every game vs paying £400 (hopefully!) and watching more competitive football. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 6:40 AM
I used a friends season ticket last night and went to see Brighton play Cardiff, and I can in part, back Owen up, inasmuch as compared with these two teams, on last nights showing we are miles ahead of both of them, based on last Saturday's display. Brighton are a shadow of the team that we beat at CC, and as for Cardiff, well yes they did score one good goal, and one by very bad marking by Brighton, but otherwise they looked very ordinary. According to some of the Brighton fans they should have had a penalty for handball early on, but it was up the other end to me, and I didn't see it,but I am sure that we will put paid to Cardiff's Premier League visit, when we beat them in our next home game, and that will prove that we will have more chance of a quick return to the top, than Colin and his poor outfit next season. COYW
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 8:30 AM
Hmmm 34 games is not enough for a team to gel? Seriously? Owen you really need to stop the late night drinking and posting. Hopefully you don't find yourself on Amazon this time of night with a few in you otherwise I'm sure your house will be full of bric-a-brac LOL.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 8:35 AM
I would really enjoy it, if we beat Cardiff next week to send them down with us.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:23 AM
Better than Cardiff, last time I looked we were 11 points behind them 13 behind Brighton( with a game in hand)!! Exactly what is it I’m missing?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:45 AM
Reckon that the game against Bournemouth will tell us if the result against Everton was a one off or have we finally turned the corner, a draw would be a decent result.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:50 AM
I think that I read recently on this site, that AC will at least be watching Premier League football next season, as he will go to Brighton to watch it. That could be doubtful now AC, although quite honestly I don't think that Cardiff have any chance of staying up. I must agree that over the season Cardiff have proved to be better fighters for points than us, but now that Scotty has taken over, we have improved in leaps and bounds, and we are at this moment, a far better team than either Cardiff or Brighton, at least at home. I will be going to Bournemouth on Saturday, so I will see for myself what our away form is like. COYW
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:42 AM
May I respectfully point out, the league is not a cup competition. The best teams are those that consistently beat other teams each week over the duration of a season. A team, doubtless, can perform above expectations on a given day and go against perceived wisdom/form. Hence, the uniqueness that is the FA Cup. This does not make them a better team. Unfortunately, Fulham FC have been consistent in one aspect alone, their ability to leak goals, and inability to score them. On our overall performance this season, we are justifiably relegated. We are not a better team than Everton, albeit we did beat on Saturday, when we were better , I doubt we would beat them were we to play them tomorrow. Every team that finishes above us, is better than us, would it were different, but it isn’t, get over it and pray our abysmal management can get there act together.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:49 AM
Absolutely succinctly and perfectly put Morty; I agree 100%!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 11:00 AM
Premier league is so competitive now we have got what we deserved. We have to compete for every ball and minimise the mistakes or you get done and this season we have had no settled team and some players have not been on it for the full 90 minutes. At least next season we can look forward to competing for 90 minutes which should at the very least give us a chance in matches, whichever players are with us next season. Learn from our mistakes and have another go
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 1:28 PM
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Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:51 PM

No draws for one month of football in the PL. 33 games without a draw.
We might just break the monotony and draw at Bournemouth! John' you are a passion killer!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:56 PM
Why is the Prem boring because of no draws in a month? I don't understand the comment to be honest.

Cardiff winning 2-0 by the way (another game that's not a draw - at the moment) which puts Brighton right back in the mix and giving us the chance to relegate Cardiff.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8:58 PM
All the hype about we could overhaul Cardif, no way they have what we lack A FIGHTING SPIRIT.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 10:42 PM
Kunye, couldn't persuade you to use the occaisional comma perhaps?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 2:58 AM
Afternoon all all, lovely day isn't it?
posted by DA BLOB (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 3:02 PM
Racist rent boy is back !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 7:57 PM
Racist rent boy is back. !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 7:58 PM
Had a lovely time back in Rome, thanks Ted...
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Tuesday 16th April 2019, 1:35 PM

Did anybody else notice that Tom Cairney played with a much more aggressive style on Saturday? He was more like Johansen as he hassled players and had a few significant tackles in the process. I'd like to think it's a new side of him emerging. Skeptics sat beside me at the match said he's trying to put himself in the shop window for a transfer to another club. I hope he stays.
Yes, he’s kicking back! Well done to him! He’s going to be a dad - can’t be seen being bullied like a 5 year old anymore!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 1:47 PM
Tom Cairney is a prem player. I always knew he had it in him. I think he will stay awhile...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:50 PM
Owen you do write some nonsense sometimes. He has had one "half" decent game where he scored (his first goal of the season!!), wasn't knocked off the ball too easily and didn't spend half the game rolling around the floor feining agony. Cairney, in my opinion, is not and will never be much more than a decent Championship player and he certainly is not Premier League material.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8:52 PM
I have to agree with MST ..we get one result and we are now all back to happy land..we still have 20 points have conceded 70+ goals and in general been average..we've lost our identity and I know MST may not know O'Riley but we blatantly prostitute ourselves with PR for Elliot (because we want a tribunal fee) and by doing so let young players know its FA to do with hard work and talent but who you know.. and btw I love Elliot..brain is great technique is good..cockiness is too much but thats youth..However planning for Championship for gods sake try the guys who play week in week out.. and so as you know its not just me saw this.. https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/apr/15/premier-league-talking-points-weekend-action
posted by DT (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 9:26 PM
If I were a bettimg man I would put my bet on TC leaving in the summer. At his age a nice 3 yr contract + per year will set him up nicely.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 10:45 PM
Kunye' where will Cairney go? He is not prem material, we could sell him to Bolton...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 1:19 AM
Owne, you managed a notable feat of contradicting yourself within the space of a few hours. Qoute ..... Tom Cairney is a prem player. I always knew he had it in him. I think he will stay awhile... posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:50 PM ..........Kunye' where will Cairney go? He is not prem material, we could sell him to Bolton....... posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 1:19 AM. Have you got any strogly held beliefs or do you just blow with the wind?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 3:21 AM
Unbelievable!!! The epitomy of fickle ;0))). Unless John disagrees of course ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 8:29 AM
Arizonan' i have always rated Tom Cairney. I was being sarcastic and trying to get over what some fans were saying about him. I even dropped in a quote ' Self-appointed experts' in my top post which was more than a history lesson? For the record, i am also a self-appointed expert on here, we all are to an extent, we all have strong opinions about our team. It is a pointless exercise to go through past quotes on what is said in the heat of the moment on here, especially this season. I like Joe Bryan, but sometimes this season, he has done some daft defending and i have slated the guy. Football gets you like that. I didn't particularly want Parker in charge, but he is surprising me and keep it up, we should back him...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 12:09 PM
Question asked, where would Cairney go, I see him going to one of the teams who will be promoted from the premiership, and of course there is allways Newcstle,where was and is, much admired by RB. Fee 20m?
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:01 PM
Owen, if you go back to your post it stops you contradicting yourself, it was hardly an old post. Usual rubbish again. Change the subject when wrong. Read your old posts, or do they bore you as well?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Thursday 18th April 2019, 4:29 PM
Gaz' i am really confused now. I don't know if i like Cairney or dislike him? I need a paracetamol...
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Yes it was a moment to savour after one of the worst seasons in our long history. However, as posters have already pointed out this is not necessarily the start of some magnificent revival. The old English proverb springs to mind. " one swallow doesn't make a pint"
Linda Lovelace may disagree
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 1:23 PM
Everton blew it.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 3:25 PM
Linda Lovelace?? Takes me back - ah those halcyon days of Linda and Fiona Richmond, Marian Faithful (and her Mars bars LOL, Sylvia Kristell. Had my first psuedo sexual encounter to "Girl on a Motorbike" ;0).....and then there was Fliss my first love ;0)
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Aahh memories indeed MST. Reminds me of the gag...What's the difference between Joan Collins and a Kit Kat? Well, you only get 5 fingers in a Kit Kat.
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Now that made me giggle...
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Fiona Richmond , never thought I would hear her name again
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:27 PM
Annabel Croft. Women's Tennis at its best!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:52 PM
Only decent thing about women's tennis was that poster that was around in the 70's and 80's with that girl lifting her skirt to reveal her nude bottom being scratched ;0).

Annabel Croft is a much a babe as Cairney is a Prem player ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8:55 PM
AH' MST' Gentlemen prefer blonds i see? Assuming you are a gentleman? You have knocked poor Annabel Croft from pillar to post. I will now champion a more modern beauty such as the fair maiden from that TV Advert 'Hotel Trivago' Or failing that, i will plump for a more mysterious beauty, the ladies voice from the Sat Nav...
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Andre Gomez, the Everton thug who stamped on Mitrovic, is being charged with violent conduct by the FA and has to respond by Tuesday afternoon. Must be a minimum three match suspension and a fine as he would surely have been sent off had the officials seen the incident. Gormless twat.
Couldn’t have been more premeditated, could it? I reckon it should be at least a 6 match ban., even a charge from the law, wounding with intent, GBH, or something like that. Deterrents todate haven’t worked. Almost as bad was Knockabout’s sending off at the weekend.
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Three game ban
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Really keen to see the pricing....I hope they are sensible and go back to the 2016/17 prices!
Not a peep! I know the FST have been working closely with the club, so hopefully there will be realistic pricing for next season.
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Oh what a change it is to be able to read the papers over then weekend and today, with absolute delight of not only a Fulham win, but praise all around from everyone. How I have missed this type of weekend this season. Even more exiting, is now reading that our players like Tom Cairney, will be committed to staying with us next season, to give it another shot. Yes, there is talk of Mitro leaving, but he has signed a long term contract, so unless some colossal amount is offered, which we couldn't afford to turn down, he should be staying. We will need a couple of new players to freshen the squad up so with real determination to go for it, encouraging some really good players should not prove difficult. Newcastle made a quick return a couple of seasons ago, so why shouldn't we ?
All sounds lovely, but I do hope that, if we do return to the Premiership, we will have a different Board overseeing the transition, even if Khan remains at the helm. I would hate to go through what we have, this season
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 10:10 AM
I agree with both of you, and I am more hopeful now of a good return to the Championship, but I still worry about Tony spoiling it all.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 10:45 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about that as Papa Khan will be watching future proceedings closely and wouldn't let him f**k up twice.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 11:09 AM
Championship will not be a walk over even if we keep our best players! Remember we will have stoke, probably Cardiff, West Brom, Wednesday, Derby, Villa, Birmingham and middlesboro competing at the top! Unless we have a unified and committed team -will be difficult to finish in the top 2 with this lot!!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 11:32 AM
Just as importantly TC stated that all the players had full confidence in Scott Parker and wanted him to stay, so let's hope we can just get on and prepair for what hopefully will be a short stay in the Championship!
posted by Boris (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 1:35 PM
Boris; I’d prefer to toast an ‘enjoyable’ stay in the Championship, as a ‘short’ stay could mean one of two things
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 2:24 PM
Khan will be secretly smiling. Players like Anguissa cost the money and it now looks like some of ours needed more time to bed in. If we keep our squad together? We won't spend much next season. Arguably, a right back is needed? Joe Bryan looks like he can improve even further. It is not a bad thing to have late bloomers, it hurts a little bit because we got relegated. If we are able to keep Mitrovic, he will be a nightmare playing against him. All we need now is a pacy forward up front, and i hope Parker makes good use of our youngsters like O' Reilly... Ease back on the spending next season will see us in good stead financially and that is important for small clubs like ours in the long run...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 5:08 PM
Quite amazing really. You were all screaming like schoolgirls for a complete clean out of this massively underperforming squad and now, after one win against an Everton team that didn't turn up, we just need a pace man up front. The leakiest defence in european football is thus exonerated and the completely absent midfield pardoned and all raised to the standard of Championship winners. I see the Kardashian RT Binoculars are even more powerful than I thought. Must be the new "whitewash" button which corrects all flaws and erases the memory module.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 15th April 2019, 5:59 PM
Can’t help but agree Ari. Fickle fans ain’t in it!! My views have not changed and are only compounded by a team that can suddenly turn up when it was too late at Christmas. Nothing has changed and my bet will be a heavy defeat at Bournemouth as was the trend after every other win we’ve had this term.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 15th April 2019, 7:06 PM
MST - fickle fans?? really?! no harm having a bit of optimism...albeit could come crashing back down to earth this Saturday! But I wouldn't call the guys here fickle...
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 7:29 PM
Fickle ..... adjective ..... changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affection. Sounds appropriate to me. Actually, I thought MST was being a tad polite.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 15th April 2019, 11:22 PM
Think you might be flogging a dead horse cowboy, sorry cattle boy:) More clueless than fickle, I’d say.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:25 AM
Flogging dead cattle is much more lucrative....and tasty ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8:59 PM
In France that would be totally acceptable.
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I see that Jose was at the match yesterday. Surely not to talk to the Khan's about being our next Manager. Perish the thought. ! !
No he will be playing for us.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 9:45 PM
didn't someone in his family play for us recently?
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 11:10 PM
His son was at the academy.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 15th April 2019, 2:49 AM
Yeah he heard Parker was going to put a just turned 16 year old kid on the bench, Jose thought it was his son so he came along hoping to see his son making history! Instead he saw a few French players who could be on his shopping list for Lyon!
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Should never have gone down with this squad a Rookie Manager as got more out of these players with there confidence well down when he took over. The Khans spent brought in 12 players not all have worked never going to every club gets bad signings but there was plenty to work with
You will find both SJ and CR got more than 3 points from their first 6 games - let’s not draw any conclusion yet.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 8:10 PM
So they should of
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 9:16 PM
..have, not of. Should have, come on now old Badger, I taught you betterer than that!
posted by Kenneth Grahame (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 10:13 PM
I’m not saying Parker’s ready and l know mistakes have been made just we signed good players maybe not the right ones at the time.and not only the Khans made mistakes I loved Jokanovic but he would not change his style a little and get defenders to clear there lines Gray left because he tried to warn them and Jokanovic coaches didn’t like it CR was wrong choice it was mistakes all round
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Forget his misdemeanours, Tiger Woods did the impossible!!! After a 10 year drought, the eye of the Tiger prowls the lush greens of Augustus, then he strikes, and he wins!!! Fulham. we can do it too. And it won't take 10 years of trying, waiting, and crying. Let's do it back in the Championships!! Keep our team together, even Anguissa who failed to live up to expectations. We have a team of sleeping giants, and i can't wait to get started. COME ON FULHAM!!!!! LET'S GO ALREADY!!!!!
The parallels are incredible, he's a grubby sleazebag as well..
posted by Fred (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 10:11 PM
Jeeesus! Owen, don’t you ever sleep?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 15th April 2019, 8:28 AM
Owen on that analysis, Joey Barton could be our new Manager !!. (forget his thuggish behavior) But I will agree T Woods is one of the all time greats in golf (love him or hate him). As for JB should have been banned from football many tears ago.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8:29 PM
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I really hope we hold onto Anguissa next season . I think he will be a powerhouse in the championship for us. I thought he was very good again yesterday. Resigned to losing Mitrovic and Babble, although they would terrorise the championship! Seri, and all the loan players will leave and I do not see them really inhibiting our progress. (Chambers exempt) Anguissa however is starting to show why we spent all that the money on him, albeit I accept the price we paid for him, he has yet to show a real return. Fingers crossed for next season though !
I agree. He’s been tremendous the last 5 games.
posted by Bruce (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 3:10 PM
+1. Holding on to Babbel would be a coup, too.
posted by Marco (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 3:31 PM
Sorry, being average for 3 - 4 games doesn't make him worth the money paid for him. Hopefully his averageness will get half the money back Khan supposedly paid for him. Get rid.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 3:47 PM
Anguissa, Cairney, Chambers, Babel and Mitro. If we can gamble and pay high salaries to keep these players - plus one right back we can dominate the championship!!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 7:44 PM
I think you'll find that tremendous is better than average Ollie, and (admittedly rather late to the party) Anguissa has been tremendous in the last five matches and seems to be getting better. With a fit Mawson and hopefully Chambers behind him he will dominate most championship midfields and provide Cairney with the platform he needs to perform.
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A disgrace! A thug! A coward! Everyone can lose them temper and even provoked but you become a thug and dangerous to the society if you can’t maintain control and become physical! Barton is a bully and still think he’s in a school where physical violence is a mean of gaining control and authority!! There’s no excuse regardless of what’s been said to him by the Barnsley manager! Kick him out of football!
I started to read his book. But it was all me myself and i. So i gave up
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Who did you think it would be about John, Pele, Cruyff, Maradonna, Margaret Thatcher?
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I have come to the Conclusion that my understanding of football, tactics and mid-long term objectives must be somewhat ignorant. To me yesterday was a Useless friendly as will be the remaining matches unless the youngsters are given a run out.Most of yesterdays players have filed for divorced,so there should be no getting in bed with them.Dont give a damm if no one agrees but I would dearly appreciate if someone could explain whats going on.
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Owen, we won a match, get real, best thing I can say is it gave us fans something to cheer, other than that the mess is still there, the owners and some players have let us down.
Let’s not get carried away! Everton were not at their best yesterday. Even if they were, don’t think we have green shoots on the back of one game. Remember the wins after Burnley, Huddersfield and Southampton! If we can win 3 or our remaining 5 games (all winnable and apart from Cardiff they have not much to play for) then we may have turned the corner and we can start thinking about the green shoots! Remember the players player well yesterday - Babel, Anguissa, Chambers and maybe even le merchard will not be around next season!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 12:53 PM
But the maybe.
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That win against Everton made me feel ecstatic and a little sad all at the same time. I am not an expert and i don't have the answers to unravel why we are in this mess. Tony Khan and his player selections is the obvious answer? I just wonder now, if we keep most of this squad going back in the Championships, we might just click? Some are hinting that some of our newbies are playing out of their skin for a move? The truth maybe is we didn't gell or click into most of our season in the prem and there are obvious reasons for this. Too many players coming into a newly promoted squad is maybe one answer. I am not an expert and it is pointless to now point blame. If there is a mini-run of winning games to end our season? We should just enjoy it and hope that the nucleus of our squad stays together. There is an obvious ability within, and if we are able to access some of our talented youth into our team, we might have a super squad which can blitz the Championships next season and bounce straight back up. If we can gain promotion the first time of asking after our complex and strange season? Our little Fulham could be a theatre of dreams and Hollywood and a book and a film is bursting to come out of its burrow if that is the right word. COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!!
Actually Owen. we are the second worst team in the Prem, as results and points prove.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 13th April 2019, 11:46 PM
I understand what you’re saying Owen but why after a season of our team playing together do we finally gel after we are relegated?
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Perhaps the lack of pressure helped them play more to their true potential...but they will face pressure again next season as no doubt the expectation on them will be to bounce straight back-up to the Premier League..

posted by MGW (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 4:04 AM
I didn't know whether to feel happy or sad yesterday. Of course I was extremely happy with the result, and especially the way we played, but I was on the other hand sad, that we won't be playing in this league for at least another year, which is a real shame. What I can't understand though is the attitude by some of our players, so it is reported, towards not playing in the Championship. The question is why ? The Championship is world renown for being one of the best leagues in the world, even better than most major leagues in other European countries, so why wouldn't our so called stars want to prove themselves in this division. The likes of Babel, Seri and Chambers, should be encouraged to stay, along with Mitro, Cairney and Sessingnon, who I understand are already saying that they will stay. We will be hot favourites to go straight up, if we can keep most of this squad together, and the players owe us supporters at least one shot at it, as it is them that have put have had us relegated, and not us fans, who have been behind them every game, even when we are losing. Scott Parker should also be left as our Manager if he proves himself over the next few games, as there is no manager on earth who could have started off with such a bad set of fixtures that he had, and even then we were so unlucky not to have had more points out of those games. There is not one team in the Championship as good as Everton, so go on lads stick with us, and you will soon be back where you belong.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 8:51 AM
We have some talented players maybe to many came in at once. But so much depends on the Managers and SJ and CR both could not get best out of them. And lm not saying Parker is the Answer after one game . You can blame players don’t know why can’t work out things on there own. But just look at Palace last time we went down looked in right mess when we won there 4-1 changed manager stayed up same when RH took over at place adrift at bottom same with us when RH took over
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After today's epic performance, I think Parker will keep us up!
How bribe the FA
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 9:00 AM
or maybe get the FA to take, say, twenty points from a couple of other teams...sorry people, that would'nt even make the 'We Can Dream' page.
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GOOD WIN at last for the guys today for sure...restored a little pride back! ...just makes you so MAD/HURT/GUTTED that we could’t put together similar performances with wins against other Prem teams... have generally punched well below our weight this term for various different reasons. Well hey-ho such is life let’s hope we can re-group and embrace that team spirit and ability which sprung us back to Prem... with swift return! Khan senior is a successful/wealthy businessman and in that sense used to being on the winning team... if he’s going to stick around hopefully has learnt by his mistakes in appointing baby-Khan as head of recruitment (job for the boy!) ...which’s been a complete disaster/major reason for swift relegation. So the lesson is PLEASE don’t treat FFC as a family-hobby...this is OUR Club... time now to make quality appointments with professional personnel who KNOW the game to help Fulham get back to where we wanna be! We’ve all had enough of losing so many games and now looking forward to hopefully winning lots of games and bounce back to Prem stronger! HERE’S HOPING FRIENDS! ...COYW...FULHAM FOREVER!
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Cat very happy . First Saturday for ages he didn’t get a kick
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I am sure we haven’t completely turned the corner but next four games will be interesting to see how committed the team is to finish the season on the high! My only wish left for the season is finishing above Cardiff!! We can do it if we play the next four games as committed as today and avoid any individual errors as we have today!
What a brilliant performance today, and against a side that had just beaten Arsenal. Why the hell have we left it so late though to put on such a good show. On today's showing we are a lot better than many teams in the bottom half of the table, and we should not ben going down. However, we must be odds on favourites for a quick return, especially as Mitro says that he will be staying with us next season, and that's a big plus. Now that we have broken our rotten run, let's go for our first away win against Bournemouth next week, and then go all out to win our last two homes games, against two very ordinary looking sides in Cardiff and Newcastle. COYW
posted by Brain Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 6:35 PM
Beat Bournmouth away- mmmmm !,
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 6:37 PM
I must agree that was a super show today. Onwards and upwards.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 6:40 PM
Agreed-more of those performances during the season and we would have stayed up. It looks good for next season if we keep most of these players (however there is always the dreaded Tony Khan factor !)
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 6:51 PM
I am not Parkers biggest fan but saying that i would back him on this performance. We can all say that is only one game, but we beat a decent Everton side today and that is a big deal in my eyes. If Mitrovic stays, that might persuade most of the others to stay. Guy's, we should be happy and excited if we keep most of our squad. Even the likes of Anguissa is a prospect. We could seriously smash the championships next year with this squad and we should use some youth like O'Reilly. No danger of a transfer embargo if we keep what we have. I am happy to say this, i would rather stick with Scott Parker rather than Steve Clark. Our players like him and keeping a happy squad is most important, ask Utd about that one. I hope that fans like 'KUNYE' can get on board with Parker. MST' go get that season ticket mate' Fulham are playing football again!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 7:42 PM
We played well but you have to ask yourself why has it all changed after a shocking season which has ended up with us relegated. Seri has made it clear he doesn’t want to stay at Fulham and I’m pretty sure Anguissa, Mensah and Marchand feel the same They have no loyalty towards the club and the only reason they pulled out all the stops today was to attract interest from other clubs which would be a good thing for us as we don’t want to be saddled with players who cost a lot and want to leave. West Ham and Crystal Palace are interested in Mitro and I wouldn’t blame him for leaving. Who wants to play under Tony Kahn and the way he runs the club. Cairney has been played out of position for the majority of the season so he’ll be off along with Sess. Sorry for the cynical take on this but it’s all too late. I’ll still be at the last games cheering our team on but I’m looking forward to the Championship and just hope Tony Kahn sticks to wrestling.
posted by Tom (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 7:42 PM
Agreed, Tom. Seri showed no desire and no heart, but Slav and CR kept trotting him out there. Le Marchand and Fosu Mensah outclassed bybthis level. Anguissa is a keeper, just needs to learn the game more. If he does, he’ll be a good buy.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 8:13 AM
Not too many players show " loyalty " their clubs, for most of them the club pay their wages and if another club is happy to pay them more off they go . Can you blame them?
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Please do not appoint Steve Clarke as Fulham manager. Either get Mourinho (joking) or just give it to SP. Whoever is on here talking SP down doesn't know what there talking about. No way we are going to come straight back up, let him build a young team, play well get up in the next few seasons and have a team to compete in the PL. Steve Clarke is taking 10 more steps back.
You obviously know your football and managers. So why??
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On the basis that any out of work manager seen as the Cottage is a potential candidate for the Fulham job, looks like we can welcome J. Mourinho next season.:))
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Appointing Clarke is a very underwhelming choice. The Khans are hopeless when selecting a new Manager barring Joka. Who is appointing these managers since MAF left? Another crappy few Seasons on the horizon.
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Saturday 13th April 2019, 2:25 PM

A kick in the teeth for O'Reilley when Elliot is given a bench..its tru about being with the right agent..A disgrace to our academey ..Elliot isnt signing so this is to get any tribunal fee up..yet those who are committed to the club are shafted..Makes a player think that hard work and talent isnt what gets you in a team..A disgrace
100% agree..someone mentioned it earlier in the week who spoke with someone at MP..Wasnt sure it was true but now seems certain we will lose O'Riley and others.. Very Grubby
posted by Dante (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 2:39 PM
I am not sure what all the fuss is about o'reilly honestly he is a good player but nothing special at all. is it Elliott's fault that he has been selected? maybe he is better than anything else in our academy coming through? but we need to support whichever youngster is given a chance don't we?
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A kick in the teeth for O'Reilley when Elliot is given a bench..its tru about being with the right agent..A disgrace to our academey ..Elliot isnt signing so this is to get any tribunal fee up..yet those who are committed to the club are shafted..Makes a player think that hard work and talent isnt what gets you in a team..A disgrace
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Well todays line up has left it pretty clear that PP has no clues as to the future.It doesnt matter whether we win or lose 10-0 ,for c...sake its a golden opportunity to give the younger ones a run. Whats the point of playing 5 wont bees and 7 dont knows.Glad im not going.
Just off to the game, but hardly a spring in my step. Parker is not the answer, despite several players supporting him. Khan needs to start again
posted by Rm (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 2:15 PM
Who is PP?
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 2:35 PM
puppet parker as per other guest . see below
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Name Fulham FC players who in turn were named after cars. I'll start.... (Mauriz) Voltzwagen, (Simon) Morgan V8 Roadster,(Roy)Bentley Mulsanne, Mauriz Oxford, (Tony) Macedo Benz, (Jimmy) Hillman Minx....Your turn. (PS I may add to this list as inspiration takes me)The winner will be notified by a post on this site.Editors (MST?) decision final.
Bill Dodgin Charger hehe
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 1:49 PM
Commercials should also be included, like Edwin VAN de Sar and Bedford Jezzard.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 13th April 2019, 11:43 PM
ClifFORD. Carr
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 14th April 2019, 9:14 AM
Not forgetting Lawrie Sanchez.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 15th April 2019, 11:09 PM
Johnny Haynes-Manual covered the best of them....
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I hope as many fans raise their voices,and let Parker know how frustrated the fans are in not giving some of our youngsters a run out especially young Matt. I sincerely hope PP is not with us next season or religation will loom ( PP = Puppet Parker )
Tried to agree but it didnt get displayed..I will be shouting his name from the first minute..Doubt anything will happen but I'll fell Ive done my bit!
posted by Rich (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 12:39 AM
You lot are the clueless ones - the whole squad back SP and are playing for him - as for the melts on here moaning about youngsters not playing today get a grip fgs- 90% of the squad will stay if we appoint Scott full time. Or would you prefer one of Clarke - a number 2 Pardew - local bloke but past it Pearson - nut job Coleman - on the piss n not good enough Wagner - bottle job who will dismantle the squad for unknown German b league players. Parker sees that getting the team galvanised is paramount - look at what it meant to the squad yesterday, look at what it meant to SP and Stuart Gray (should never have been sacked that's when the defence went AWOL). Some people should be careful what they wish for.
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Here’s hoping!
I do hope not,been,gone,so lets move on.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 11:26 PM
Hope not lost his way before being sacked this season he’s needs new challenge we need to move on
posted by Badger (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 9:06 AM
If only faithful, if only, time to move on is it, you have soon forgotten the football we used to play. I feel sure that Jokanovic without the repeated mistakes afforded to him by management would have kept us in the top division. Only twice in all the years I have been watching FFC did we achieve these football playing levels, Tigana and Jokanovic. As a small club it has to be the way forward to enjoy and admire the game as it should be played. I hope and pray for a third such time.
posted by denny (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 1:39 PM
Faithful' i too think we should welcome Slavisa back if he is truly holding out. Just as Denny points out that only Tigana and Slav we have seen some great football. Slavisa has a proven track record for getting 2 clubs promoted now, Watford and Fulham. We can debate and argue that Slavisa is unproven and a failure in the prem. We all know that his hands were tied when it came to recruitment and putting his own stamp on Fulham. Our owners have made mistakes galore and i feel that they want to learn and rectify their mistakes. Well, i hope so! Lets face facts here, we are not going to get Laudrup or a Bielsa, or a Nuno at Wolves. I personally don't want the likes of big Sam or Clarke down at Fulham. If they announced that Jokanovic was appointed for a 2nd stint for next season, i would be estatic, and excited again. Slavisa would need more control on players, and a plan 'B' AND 'c', to take us to the next level. Why not give him that chance if he is interested? Gamble on buying a 'Bit Coin' or having Slavisa back for a 2nd spell? Slavisa Jokanovic can give Fulham what we crave, Decent football again, and we owe this guy his chance to put right what he failed to do at the first time of asking. Get Fulham back into the prem, and 'keeping Fulham in the prem. Let's not deny him that if he wants another crack at the job. Come on guy's, Kunye' Slavisa has got to be better than Colonel Parker!!! Everton today? More misery probably, i can't even get excited anymore. Bring back Slavisa, or Keegan, or Tigana!!!!! Give us some football we can enjoy again!!! And a win!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 2:08 PM
Would love it if he was.. but he 'aint that stupid to go back to the Khan's flying circus. Move on. Fantasy island stuff.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Saturday 13th April 2019, 2:17 PM
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I tried to post this last week but maybe there were too many big words or maybe I was too disrespectful to the club but for whatever reason my post could not be submitted so I'll reword it and see what happens.

Posts crying out for this manager and that player are just moot and in my opinion it matters not what you change downstairs at the club nothing will make a difference until the owner reaises where the real issues in our club lie - upstairs.

If you really think about it, most of the players at our club performed well for their previous clubs before they came to FFC and three managers this season have all come up short in trying to bind them together as a team (each using different tactics). Most of us will remember pundits, who were aware of the players we brought in, saying how well we had done in the transfer market and it was a real statement of intent to stay in the Premier League.

Eight months later we are where we are because we gathered together an eclectic mix of people with an eclectic mix of experience, from an eclectic mix of cultures, speaking an eclectic mix of languages and with very few being able to understand English. Couple this togther with a coach that won us promotion trying to replicate the team spirit we had last season and the knowledge that each player knew their job and everyone elses job and where each would be in each passage of play and what you have is a recipe for disaster.

You then bring in a second coach who has a squad who don't know each other and bought for the purpose of their passing game and positional excellence trying to play the long ball game. Then thirdly we promote a man who has been a professional coach for weeks and ask him to galvanise the dirty dozen into a well oiled machine in pretty much a matter of hours.

This is what happens when you allow people like Tony Khan to play FIFA with real people and I am afraid that our club is rotten to the core with back handers to agents, young talent ingnored, poor negotiations in contracts, no empathy or understanding of how the infrastructure of football in England works and a pocket full of cash!

All of us, no doubt, would like to give our children the chances in life that Tony Khan has had but I am pretty sure that most of us would step in when our kids start to lose embarassing amounts of money and witness the demise of a business for which we once had ambition. Until there is a complete clear out upstairs it is pointless trying to muster a group of players on big wages and egos to come together in unison to have what will be required to go straight back up.

Once the top brass have fallen on their swords we need to bring in a young British manager (in my opinion) and then let HIM bring in the players that fit into the tactics that he wants to play. This, I am afraid, is a back to the drawing room project which requires a new CEO and DoF who knows the culture and undewrstands the workings of football in this country.

Foriegn owners come into our clubs and change the values and culture that have built up over many years through history or they have some crazy idea that they will make a lot of money and when they don't they lose interest and stop investing. We all know that teams from around 12th in the PL down (Newcastle excepted if Ashley ever sells them perhaps)will continually fight for survival so in my opinion the sooner the European Super League is reality the better. That way these clubs who can spend crazy money on the egos of their owners can join their compatriots in Europe and leave the rest of the clubs to actually compete for something that matters rather than survival.

Until there is a complete change at the wheel at Fulham, and that doesn't necessarily mean Shahid Khan because I think he might actually get it, I will not renew my season tickets and I will not throw money away to watch his Son play with a live current.

Rant over!!
Good post MST, we’ll thought through. Could add or takeaway very little, I think you sum the situation up very well. Hopefully, now the true situation at the club has been laid out, in easy to follow and a succinct manner, there will be fewer idiotic and irrelevant posts. Here’s hoping we get back to sensible discussions:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 9:05 AM
Agree with lots of the post but as much as l loved Jokanovic if your not one of the Top six you can not play his style of football in Premiership some times you must clear your lines or your get caught out like we did and we’re not able to recover . Hodgson defends well first plays his football in final third The mistakes were top to bottom. Still thing the Khans hearts are in the right place and hope they learn. As for Parker he’s brought a bit of harmony and spirt back to the club like Kit did who does not get credit he deserves for that,like Kit not sure Parker the right Manager full time
posted by Badger (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 9:26 AM
Only thing l would like to pull MST on this hard worked on post is the rotten to the core makes it sound like Fulham the only ones and lm not saying if they are or not. But most of the People that get top top in world today could be accused of the same even our beloved MAF MPS leaders round the world BiG Company’s worked for a few world we live in lm sad to say and in the sport we love not only Fulham
posted by RR (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 9:44 AM
Think you are reading something into my post that isn't there RR. Read para 9 again ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 12th April 2019, 10:21 AM
As I like to be blindly optimistic, my only comment which is pinched from that bloke who lives in Nelson Mandela House. This time next year we will be millionaires, no, promoted!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 12th April 2019, 11:40 AM
MST - I concur with the spirit of the posts but not all points are valid. As much as I strongly thinkTony Khan should leave leave his position, we are too easily to blame the foreign owners when things go bad or our case pear shaped! No one complain about the Blackpool owners when they were going up (all the way to the premier league) but on the way down they are the worse people in the land. I don’t know them but Blackpool probably found themselves in a position better than they were. Yes, all the players were great players for the club they played for. Isn’t that itself an endorsement for the job Tony has done - as he did when he hired Cairney, Ream, Mac and Stef - all were players of the seasons for their club before coming to Fulham. But what you are missing and the difference is 3 of these 4 players have championship experience, and I’d argue Scottish premier is about the same. Where’s the players we bought are all from a foreign league! That’s where Tony Khan got it wrong this time! Frankly, other than holding the ultimate owner accountable, I still have no issue with Shahid Khan. I believe once he resolves the governance structure in Fulham, we will be a stronger and better club with new stadium, added to the upgraded training facility! I will be renewing my season tickets!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 1:14 PM
Well reasoned post MST. Are you going to send it to FST or do you want me to do it?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 3:14 PM
Thank you, MST, for a generally well thought out post. I agree with almost everything, except where you refer to particular nationalities, which, I’m sad to say, borders on racism. Idiots abound in all nationalities and British owners and managers are no exception.I will only categorise Khan as one of those idiots, if he falls to see the incompetence of his son, and refuses to remove him from his role. The nationality of owners, managers and players is of total irrelevance
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 3:21 PM
no racism in mst,s post , just rm being a little harsh as usual ,,,,how good vwould janko av been if allowed 2 pick his own transfer targets
posted by moreline (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 3:27 PM
While you're at it on the virtue signalling. social justice warrior front, you forgot to call MST sexist and mysogynist for referring to a future manager as "him". Disgusting behaviour which cannot and will not be tolerated. There will be consequences.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 3:33 PM
Racism is invariably in the eyes of the beholder,. Nasty little minds abound in the righteous.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 4:20 PM
I am pretty sure we have signed a player called Mysogynist in the past! If not, I think my first car was a Ford Mysogynist!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 12th April 2019, 4:35 PM
Had a player called Voltz once, he often gave us a shock
posted by Boris (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 5:18 PM
Especiall at ohm ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 5:24 PM
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 12th April 2019, 5:29 PM
You had ample time there Chris...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 5:48 PM
Volts , watts his current job ?
posted by Sparky (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 6:07 PM
Shocking Ari, truly shocking.
posted by CoJ (offline) (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 6:28 PM
Resistance is futile ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 6:30 PM
If mr volts watched a game at the cottage would he sit in the neutral end !
posted by Plug (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 6:54 PM
Possibly. He was very well grounded.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 7:02 PM
I get your post MST but you seem to be missing the point,our owners are not the enemy ,all these people making judgement on Mr Khan he bought the club has invested lots of time and money clearly he’s new to this business! Overpaid individuals on and off the pitch I for one think Claudio and several new players don’t care about our special club it is a business. Going forward I believe we will get there it’s almost impossible to know who comes to our club for the right reasons,I also have faith because Mr Khan has put his money where his mouth is! It’s the mercenaries you should be having a dig at.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 7:06 PM
You guys should have your own series!
posted by 5crawny (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 7:16 PM
Ari, your post has brought me right back down to earth.
posted by CoJ (offline) (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 7:36 PM
It's just a phase you're going through.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 7:44 PM
Only currently
posted by CoJ (offline) (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 7:47 PM
Talking of Maurice Voltz, didn't he go to AC Milan?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:02 PM
Take your time Ari. You were almost as static as our defence for a while then.
posted by CoJ (offline) (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:05 PM
Also remember him as being a bit of a live wire !
posted by Boris (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:17 PM
No Ari you’ve got your wires crossed. It was DC United!
posted by 5crawny (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:27 PM
Those teams are poles apart.
posted by 5crawny (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:28 PM
Those teams are poles apart.
posted by 5crawny (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:29 PM
Ah yes Washington, just after he met his wife Milli.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:35 PM
That's enough now. You lot just don't know how to conduct yourselves.
posted by CoJ (offline) (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:39 PM
Back to the Jaguars and grid iron then?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:44 PM
This is my final salvo. Thank you & goodnight all! chemist, a biologist and an electrical engineer had all been sentenced to death and were on death row waiting to go to the electric chair. Finally, the day had arrived. The chemist was due to go first. As he strapped him in, the executioner asked him, "Do you have anything you want to say?" The chemist replied, "No," so the executioner flicked the switch but nothing happened. According to this State's law, if an execution attempt fails, the prisoner has to be released. So the chemist was unstrapped and allowed to walk free. It was the biologist's turn next. As he was being strapped in, the executioner asked him, "Do you have anything you want to say?" The biologist replied, "No, just get on with it" so the executioner flicked the switch, but once again nothing happened. So, just like the chemist, the biologist was released. Then the electrical engineer was brought forward. The executioner asked him, "Do you have anything you want to say?" The engineer replied, "Yes. If you swap the red and the blue wires over, you might just make this thing work."
posted by CoJ (offline) (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:56 PM
That joke was a great transformer into longer skits. Night Chris.
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 9:00 PM
Lights out everybody
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 10:18 PM
"lights out" reminds me of the Labour party when they were rolling brown out ...
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 12th April 2019, 10:21 PM
I knew we’d get round to sensible discussion eventually:) Made me chuckle.....for a change. Well done, more humour appreciated.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 10:44 PM
Hey , I'm wired for sound !!
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Fulham will ship out a few and will certainly need to build again back in the Championships. I really think that Drinkwater will be a good base start in our midfield along with a few strong influential on the ballplayers. If we are able to keep Cairney? and maybe Anguissa if we are able to keep him and he improves? If we can forget his bad-boy acquired image for a moment and reflect back to a title-winning Leicester. Cast your minds back and remember N'Golo Kante. Drinkwater was very instrumental and a key part of their midfield that helped to win that title. I really think that ex manager Conte, drafted Drinkwater into Chelsea to combine with Kante. With the change in personnel things just didn't work out for Drinkwater. At the age of 27- 28 now and with a reputation to build up, why not try to accommodate him back at the Cottage? I keep saying that we need to recruit some players with proven ability and sometimes we really need to overlook past discretions and misdemeanours in good players. Along with some of our youngsters and our more experienced players who we can hold on to, there is still a need to bag 1 or 2 proven players for the Championships. If interested, Drinkwater can rebuild his career with Fulham and get back to his best playing in our passing football midfield. We just need someone on the ball in the middle. My idea for Drinkwater might be a bad one, but we really need to make some smart decisions again for Fulham whoever we recruit. A good start is maybe we recruit injury free players. We are nursing a sick-list of players who don't play regularly. We need to address that problem...
I think that we went for him in the January transfer window, and he turned us down saying that he was not ;prepared to play in the Championship. How the mighty fallen, and I am sure that he is not the right type of player for our club. No thanks.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 5:52 PM
He was told he was not wanted start of season and to find a club he had not played a game still did not want to go in January . He’s happy to pick up he’s good wage packet not play football and get drunk that’s fine he’s got good contract lots would not blame him Owen. But how fit is he ,what he did at L C is well gone, what should we pay him how much would he cost has his desire gone. Free transfer would take a bunt on same money as our middle earners and hope we can get him fit not gonna happen
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 6:47 PM
Maybe Drinkwater will grow up? There is not a lot of options left on the table for him now and that drink-drive charge will hang heavily on him. If Drinkwater can see past a pint of beer? Fulham is a good fit for him now. If he really wants to play football again, we are a good set-up to get him going. We shouldn't keep asking if this and that player is the right fit for Fulham. Remember George Best and Rodney Marsh? There has been a few so called bad boys down at Fulham. We do well with a lot of these guys. Fulham do not attract the top or nearly the top players, and i think that we will do well in recruiting good players with something to prove. Fulham have a few complacent players around the club and they are too comfortable in my opinion. The whole club and system needs a shake-up from top to bottom. If not Drinkwater, Benteke if mitrovic goes. There will be more players out there that we can get on board.We just need to select the right players for Fulham...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 8:41 PM
Drink water,Benteke don’t think so 2 big earners big egos got enough of them! By the way when did Benteke last score?
posted by Mike (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 9:58 PM
10 months ago by all accounts...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 12th April 2019, 8:19 AM
In Vardy's book he rates DD highly. Just saying.
posted by Buddy (Guest) - Friday 12th April 2019, 9:19 AM
Owen, read my post above; are you in the same mould as TK? This is the real world not FIFA you can't keep saying we should buy this or that player mate because as you should know by noiw it aint going to happen. When was the last time the club bought a player you suggested before you read it on News Now?
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No O'Reilly yet Steven Sessegnon and Elliot included. Spoke with someone at MP who confirmed O'Reilly is being frozen out intentionally. Most believe he should be the first of the youth to play as he'sbeen best overall this season. Sess is considered very much out of sorts but playing him because contractually they pushed him into first team. Elliot isnt signing so want to promote him in case tribunal is needed. Says O'Reilly is extremely well thought of by first team squad and noone believes that he isnt there..PArker is given players and isnt going to upset higher people as he's trying to get a job... a disgrace if true..and I guess we'll see if Sess and or Elliot play Saturday..
I would not be surprised at all..Dont know what the bo has to do..maybe change his name to Sessegnon! Ive seen him loads this season and he has overall (its very difficult n our U23's to shine)been superb..Not every game but in at least 60% he's been the standout player..Ive heard players and coaches talk about him and why he isnt playing..But its nothing to do with his attitude or preformance.If Steven plays on Saturday then I agree this is something very grubby..He should be the first on the list and Opuko second. I wouldnt blame him if he walked as he's been treated very poorly and all because of politics..I just read his post match after Reading and he is a class boy..we should be proud of him yet our club treat him like dirt!!!
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No, I am not talking about what you are thinking! I this forum we often compare the size of our club with others and some believe we are bigger than palace, Brighton and even wolves! Etc! Firstly is it relevant - as they say, it’s what you do with it that count! But if we really want to compare - how do we compare? Some think because Fulham are posh therefore must be better than south London like palace! Some think Fulham are the oldest therefore probably as big as Chelsea! But how do we measure size? getting the ruler out will not help in this case! How about stadium capacity (Is bounemouth one of the smallest clubs in the league?)? number of season ticket holder? Owners bank balance? Age? Number of trophies?? So on! What is it! No one would disagree Man U are bigger than Fulham! No one would disagree Fulham are bigger than Brentford! yes Brentford! But what is it? My opinion is simple - if your club were in bottom of league 2 - how many supporters will stay loyal! That’s how you determine the size! Thoughts?
I agree ,problem is we’ve been spoilt for the last 20 years when qpr we’re London’s top club in the table, Brentford league 1 it changes every year. Personally I see us a a championship team/club felt we were punching above our weight. Bournemouth if they loose Eddie Howe sure they’ll nosedive. I have noticed the gap increases every season between Orem and championship
posted by Mike (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 1:27 PM
Size, if it must be measured, is about "heart", an all encompassing passion and devotion to the club on the pitch, off the pitch and in the stands. Bournemouth for instance have it; we used to have it, but we don't now and it will take effort from the entire FFC family to get the heart back in the club. Following this logic, we are indeed a "smaller" club than Bournemouth sad to say.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 11th April 2019, 3:50 PM
It used to be on Fans and Ground size but as Mike pointed out the gap between Premiership and Championship has got Bigger we came down at the wrong time first time after 13 years the big bucks started to be paid now if you stay up longer nough a small club like Bounmouth can punch above there wait . But yes we are a championship club with rich owners
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 3:52 PM
Well I was in the stands at Watford Ari, and there was an enormous amount of heart from everyone as there has been most of the season from the fans. So on that basis and that basis alone, we are much bigger than Bournemouth!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 11th April 2019, 4:35 PM
It's the whole thing Chris, the ethos of the club, not just the hardcore supporters who I agree have been magnificent. Most other clubs would nave been booing and throwing things long before now. But that's just a part of a much bigger picture. The club is in turmoil from top to bottom, which as far as I know Bournemouth isn't hence the comparison. It's a nebulous topic on which all opinions are valid. We have a disinterested and dysfunctional team, a caretaker manager with no clout, a director of football who's an arrogant know-nothing idiot, a sham Board of Directors, a squad overloaded with loanees and those who won't play Championship football and a staff infused with a "can't do" attitude. Having a great band of supporters is possibly one of the only things "Fulham" we can cling on to.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 11th April 2019, 5:59 PM
I think we will agree to disagree on this one Ari. Just because we have had a bad season does not mean that the club is in turmoil. It's not great admittedly, but unless you are in there behind the scenes, who really knows? Also, is the state of where a club is in terms of league position and perceived back room turmoil or state of affairs really a factor when judging the size of a club? On that basis, Bournemouth are bigger than Leeds and Sunderland to name a couple. In my opinion, the size of a club is about the history and tradition of that club as well as ground size and average support over a period of time. We were in the prem for 13 years and had a good few years of European football. Not many clubs our size (average to small) have a better record. Let's just say that supporting Fulham is never boring!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 12th April 2019, 9:32 AM
As far as I am aware the size of a club is and always has been measured on it's fan base, it's history and it's geographical reach. Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, etc. are all big clubs in the Championship and would also be big clubs in the Premier League. Did Newcastle become a small club when they were relegated to the Championship or Man Utd, Chelsea, etc. when they were relegated to the old Div. 2 - no of course not. By comparison Fulham are a small club - always have been and always will be thank goodness.
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Precis of brief conversation with Alistair MackIntosh whilst walking briskly into CC last Saturday “What’s the latest with the new stand” ..”Its all going ahead as far as I know..95% certain.. the 5% is some minor doubts the owners have about Brexit”. Take it how you will..?
..sorry Saturday before!
posted by phild - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:09 PM
Sorry..Saturday before !!
posted by phild - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:10 PM
Spoke to ticket office yesterday no decision has been made ,they told me to check social media an announcement will be made shortly,brexit possibly a reason no doubt we’re relegated don’t suppose they’ll be a rush for season tickets
posted by Mike (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 7:08 AM
Ive heard Brexit being blamed for many things, but this is bonkers. How, in heavens sake, could any type of Brexit effect the fortunes of Fulham Football club and this and this relatively tiny investment?
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 12:33 PM
Brexit has ruined my sex life
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 2:31 PM
Is that your partners name MW? Have to say partner before the PC brigade chip in!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 11th April 2019, 2:48 PM
If at first you don't secede, try try again.
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 3:36 PM
C'mon MW, pull your finger out.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 11th April 2019, 3:52 PM
And that Ari is the very reason why it's ruining my sex life
posted by marbella white (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 4:05 PM
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Wednesday 10th April 2019, 11:15 AM

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Wednesday 10th April 2019, 7:01 AM

A Fulham fan in SoCal has had his car numberplate application refused. Apparently COYW could be construed as racist. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47876650
Saw that, unbelievable. These thought police don’t seem to understand that it is them who have the racist thoughts. See The MacAllan advertisement featuring a guy with wings flying off a cliff that has been banned, as it could, quote, promote “ reckless behaviour”. Watch out lads they’re going to ban all your Super Hero films and comics next, these could promote all kinds of dangerous behaviour!!! Instant combustion, random freezing, indiscriminate laying of spider webs, danger around every corner. Roll on F***ing death, leave this crap to the morons.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 8:29 AM
Thought it was only this country that was so stupidly PC.
posted by Midds - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:26 AM
It's official, the world has gone bloody mad! I would love to have that number plate if I could afford it!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:29 AM
Hear they are considering banning Bing Crosbys " Im dreaming of a white Christmas"
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:34 AM
Was Barry White. ?
posted by DJ (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:45 AM
Or Roger Black?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:15 AM
Well that will be the end of BP then!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:23 AM
Cilla went from white to black !!
posted by DJ (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:39 AM
The scene in Reservoir Dogs springs to mind!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:45 AM
Could it be the guy who posts on here as the Californian, does mr Khan know? if not why not , a chance for some decent publicity .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 1:48 PM
Could it be the guy who posts on here as the Californian, does mr Khan know? if not why not , a chance for some decent publicity .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 1:49 PM
Add a b COYBW,s..Come you Barry Whites, no probs(lol) It is sad that the "Western World" has gone a little... I am on the exit door thank GOD, as I would not wish to be a new member of this "F up planet!
posted by MC (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 5:56 PM
Not me but he lives only a few minutes from me. Gonna look him up and buy him a pint from all of us. Agree this planet is going bonkers. Was wearing an All Blacks shirt recently and a fella wanted to have a word. No cure for stupid and ignorant I’m afraid, especially in this country.
posted by Californian - Thursday 11th April 2019, 3:01 AM
Presume if we wore black shirts and sung " come on you blacks" that would somehow mean that our black players weren't trying hard enough!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 11th April 2019, 11:44 AM
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Exactly a year ago I think most Championship teams would have considered Fulham were the better team than Wolves, and we proved it by beating them. How our worlds changed in a space of 9 months. They also spent a lot but not quite as much as us. They have a solid defence we have a very very leaky one. They bought Neves for £15m and we bought Seri for almost twice as much. Neves is now worth £100m, we’d lucky to get £10m for seri! They are fighting for the seventh spot, we are fighting to avoid finishing bottom. They have almost 3 times as many points as Fulham and infact achieves as many points as we have today back in September! They reached FA semi and we lost at home to Oldham. They are feared by the top six clubs, we are the favourite oppositions for the bottom six teams who need to improve their scoring records! How far have we grown apart! Shocking and embarrassing! Beyond laughable! I hope our board can learn from them on how to manage a club!
Totally agree mate,but as long as the owner lets his idiot-son remain 'Director of Football' this horrible mess will just continue.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Tuesday 09th April 2019, 8:37 PM
Can’t compare us to Wolves,they’d won the league at a canter,took there foot of the gas and started planning for transfer targets/premier league football 2-3 months ahead of us,don’t blame the chairman admittedly made some bad late panic buys but like most fulham fans I was looking forward to this season and gutted the way it’s turned out. Finally losses of £42 million plus wonder who’s picking up the tab for that one? Get behind the club and stop complaining/comparing If you do look at QPR,BOLTON think we’re not doing that bad!
posted by Mike (Guest) - Tuesday 09th April 2019, 9:01 PM
Agree with John think Wolves is a good comparison don’t think for 1 minute they took foot off the gas as suggested by Mike who seems content with mediocrity comparing us to the plight of Bolton. Wil he be happy if we sit just outside the relegation zone next year
posted by Pat (Guest) - Tuesday 09th April 2019, 9:14 PM
When I see how well Wolves have done this season compared to us, it genuinely brings a tear to my eye, as I feel so upset with the way our season has panned out compared to Wolves. I watched Bristol City against WBA tonight on Sky, and although I am hopeful that we might be involved in another promotion push next season, I am beginning to believe that it is not going to be the formality that many of our supporters are expecting, and I am more than a little worried about it. There needs to be a real upheaval in both our Management and Board, to make sure that we gather the right squad together well before the season begins, so please no last minute panic signings like this season.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Tuesday 09th April 2019, 11:49 PM
Re Mike:If you compare us to Brighton,Bournemouth,Crystal Palace,Burnley or Watford we're not doing so good !!! None of the above clubs can be described as being bigger than Fulham.They are just lucky enough to have owners who know what they are doing. The Khans have totally mismanaged this club.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 2:20 AM
Wolves were a long way ahead of us did a gamble by signing players for Premiership while still in Championship so played longer together did not have to change to much well ready for prem if they did not go up could of been in trouble. But they ran away with it. Always likely to stay up and will be a top ten club
posted by Badger (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:33 AM
It is not a fair comparison in my opinion. I would say look at past Playoff winners or even runner's up in the Championship and the record is terrible, But the team that wins the Championship is almost certain to stay up in its first year.
posted by Tezza - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:31 AM
I agree with Badger. Wolves gambled last year on recruiting quality players too good for the Championship and good enough for the Premier League. The gamble paid off, otherwise they would have been in trouble with FFP.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 8:10 PM
How comes our gambles don't pay off? We need to pick players that can gel together better...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:04 PM

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