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MST has rightly pointed out that our best players are Anguissa and Lookman who are also our standout players in this Fulham side. I would just like to add on to this by bringing to the fore our defensive unit of the above guys. They do not stand out or are as flashy as the Lookmans on a football field, but they are just as important. Andersen seems to be the stand out guy that Parker chooses to hold the captains armband and rightly so is that decision. We have relitive peace and calm in our defencive unit now and we really want to keep it that way. Our old gaurd consisting of Ream Odoi, Hector, and Christie and Bryan were a nightmare put together. I am not saying that our old defence should not feature again for Fulham. So long as at least 3 of the above are welded in our back-line, eaither one of our old guys can deputise in case of injury. Lastly, it is imperitive that Scott Parker seals up our named above four on permament contracts. Parker should seek out their permamency just as importantly as a permament striker. A Roman garson of soldiers was important back in the day of 'er' gladiators and Rome. We need to secure our not so stand out soldiers in our defence...
 
 
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Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:10 PM



 
Yup keep persevering with our Mitroman give him some game time now. You don’t suddenly stop being a natural goal scorer for long... all those goals he scored to get us back in Prem shouldn’t be forgotten and regularly scores for Serbia against some of best players/teams in world and so don’t buy into comments he’s not good enough for Prem! In my opinion he should be intergrated back into team now and confidence and goals WILL come. Next four games so important for us and will define our season and placing... like to keep believing that with recent decent form if we keep playing our game the points will come ...COYW!
 
 
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I think we need to live and die with Mitro. He creates openings by occupying two defenders. Best finisher we have by a mile. Willing passer to set up others. Good defender against set pieces. If he can get fit, he’s far better than Cav or RLC. If I’m Parker I tell him his match lasts 60 minutes, so chase everything and press hard. Then bring in RLC or Cav.
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Bring Jean-Pierre Tiehi and Jay Stansfield into the 1st team squad. Both natural forwards, with forwards' instincts. Anything better than Cavaleiro.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 7:04 PM
 
Funnily I was just thinking similar about Mitro. Everyone seems to be screaming for a striker, when we have a good one already to hand, but don't use him. Not wholly sure why! If it was tiredness, he is well rested now. Any small injury surely has healed. He desperately needs minutes to re gain his confidence. With Lookman and an improving RLC(imo!), we are crying out for a target man. Iv'e seen plenty of decent crossing into the box. With Lookman generally being covered by defence now, playing Mitro would at least be an added problem for any defence. So should free up space elsewhere. Is Cav a better front man than Mitro? Sure he has a bit more mobility, but he doesn't score the goals we desperately need to win matches. I think Mitro can.
posted by SW6Steve (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 7:48 PM
 
Watching Newcastle playing Villa this evening, they are not in the sames class as us, and I can already envisage our last home game against them, being a relegation play off.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:05 PM
 
Hopefully Mick, we won't be down at the bottom in May, and if we are it could be curtains. Why didn't we sign Matt Target, he is having a cracking game tonight.?
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:33 PM
 
We knew Matt Targets ability and we dithered over the 15m asking price, much the same as Tarlowski for 8m.and we get injury prone Mawson for 23m. Scouting and medical staff requires complete overhaul.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:39 PM
 
Have to say Mitro best finisher we have but struggles in the premier,if we can’t sign anyone better let’s hope he regains he’s confidence.Next time you watch him count how many times he loses the ball and he’s never had any pace but sadly the best we have.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
 
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Saturday 23rd January 2021, 5:25 PM



 
Reports linking us with the Spezia forward,any updates?
 
 
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Sounds like desperation. Slavisa shifted sess further up which proved a good idea.What about ryan for lookman and lookman for cav.
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Ryan who?
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 5:13 PM
 
Whoops..sorry bout that. Joe bryan
posted by T.no (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 5:14 PM
 
9 goals in the last 13 games in Seri A does not sound bad. Is he the sort of striker who would work with our system of play though, mobile and flexible.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 5:25 PM
 
 
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MST your thoughts are coming to fruition. FED X who took over TNT. And now dont deal into Europe etc. Are now putting almost five thousand out of collar. For the small minded on here that this is not about fooball. I dont give a s###t
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It's short term pain for long term benefit. Europe is finished and we're better off out of it. Come back in 5 years when Europe is flooded with covid ridden Africans and the detritus freedom of movement can no longer foist on us.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:56 AM
 
Given that the Uk has recently had the highest amount of COVID deaths per million people in the world, others might not want to come here! Brexit deal is very thin and detrimental to this country. Britain has lost standing in the world by the government looking to break international agreements and enable Trump. It's a tragic spasm of insular English nationalism that is a major historical mistake and is likely to lead to the eventual break up of the UK.
posted by Fulham1956 (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:02 PM
 
Might not want to come here? Shurely shome mishtake.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:20 PM
 
Leaving the EU was no mistake as you will find out in the next ten years. We should always deal with the president of the USA, Trump was on our side unlike the democrats who seem to dislike us. I think the USA is up for some real troubles now they have someone who cannot tell their friends from their enemies.
posted by Smith (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:22 PM
 
Move on, Brexit has happened, the country needs to work positively together to make it work. All this whingeing helps no-one not least the UK.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:23 PM
 
Paddy, you choose your timeline and we’ll see where the U.K. is (or what will be left of it) and where Europe is: 3; 6; 9 years ? Less/more - you choose. You say Europe is finished but like so many, you don’t propose an alternative. Brexit represents the first trade agreement in history to put up trade barriers! It will also lead to the break-up of the U.K.! And for what? Some phoney populist rhetoric about ‘taking back control!’ From where, from what? We already had control and could veto decisions in Brussels or opt out as we did regularly as an EU member. Let me ask you this. If you were my biggest business client and I told you that, from now on, while you could continue to trade with me, you will no longer have any say on the terms and conditions of such trade - what would you think? Well that is precisely the deal this Government has agreed with the EU. We can trade freely (but, of course with hugely increased bureaucracy - rules of origin; customs formalities; the Kent passport and significantly increased costs to British manufacturers and increased costs of goods and services to U.K. consumers etc.) but we will no longer have any say on rule setting in our largest market. Madness! And just to put things into perspective, the estimated annual costs of these brilliant post-Brexit trade arrangements for business are estimated at about €12 billion€ - the cost of the UK’s annual contribution to the EU budget! Brilliant! England will simply become a tax free haven for the rich (the Tory agenda) and the rest will get poorer. The whole thing beggars belief - a huge and irredeemable act of national self-harm ! By the way, the Pfizer vaccine is manufactured in Belgium!
posted by FFCforever (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:56 PM
 
Sounds like some people are very bitter, take a leaf out of Nissan’s book as they now see the benefits of Brexit having previously been very anti.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 2:12 PM
 
Geezer. Fedex are flying into spain.same company as tnt. Different brexit customs rates.Many on this site havent been hit yet but eventually will pasds from ignorant mode to complaint mode.By the way,as the free press of the uk wont say anything,i suggest a day out at the ports.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 2:37 PM
 
Brexit done,can’t look back need to look forward too many other obstacles in our way. Most countries in the world in financial ruin only a couple who are in a very good position to clean up. So much debt in Europe need to stand on our own 2 feet. A top English or British striker required (Toney of Brentford fits the bill) let’s Survive and move on.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 6:43 PM
 
Solution is very simple. Nations control their own borders and cease free movement. Europe is unrecognisable from what it was even 20 years ago. We all know why.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 6:57 PM
 
 
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Should we go for Benteke. Knows the league, strong, fast and scores ... sometimes
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Really? A slight improvement on Mitro but not mobile enough for Parker’s formation. Think Saha, that’s the type of striker we need.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:47 AM
 
Completely wrong choice for FFC he’s plays like Mitro but half as good . I think we need someone fast and mobile like Dwight Gayle and hopefully play alongside Mitro
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 10:50 AM
 
I dont think scotty will play with two strikers as our defense with 5 is quite solid. We need one striker we knows how to counter attack. A fast player who is good in transition
posted by Bobby Z (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:28 AM
 
Gayle to old and cannot get into a team as bad as us. Youth or proven ability is what we need. PUKI or Armstrong.
posted by Kuyne (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:40 AM
 
Another confidence player, anyway if Roy has persisted with him for three seasons when he did not score hardly at all, he is not going to sell him when he is on a scoring spree.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:41 AM
 
Kuyne ... 31 is not too old he is still very quick look at Vardy he's 34 . Anyway Bruce goes the aerial route so DG doesn't fit his style . WE should have bought DW years ago still not too late .
posted by fulham supporter (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 12:01 PM
 
Just to confirm are we on by sports tommorow not mentioned as I watch arsenal game
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 12:40 PM
 
Bt sports even !!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 12:51 PM
 
Vardy has done it over the last 10yrs if and when was Gayle's moment of glory.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:42 PM
 
If Gayle was that good, why are Newcastle struggling? Forget Gayle, he is just a talked about striker season after season amongst struggling teams looking for strikers. Newcastle will be dragged into this relegation battle with Gayle, Wilson, and the big guy Andy Carrol. They even have a genius player called Maxim to come back, but they still will struggle. What does all this information tell you guys???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:51 PM
 
 
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It’s quite funny how some posters are up beat and others are certain we will get relegated. They are all entitled to have an opinion and some of them will prove right. As fans I think quite a lot of us were slightly concerned after the euphoria of Wembley that we need players to have a chance in the premier league. I was not convinced about our defence and we sorted that out well. Now it’s a striker we need. This is more difficult than defensive purchases in my opinion. We could do without some injured, inexperienced, talentless end of window panic buy. How many players has our “scouting team” identified to date? Have we got any youngsters coming through? We are really poor in the recruitment department and it has been the same since Khan took over. Would not knock the man but surely he knows that our scouting and recruitment teams are completely out of their depth. I feel that we will stay up this season if TK gets a decent forward in, if not I still think we could survive albeit with difficulty. At the moment I would start Kebano up top with Mitro. Cav has had more chances than anyone to prove himself and again in my opinion he has failed. We are short of strikers and fans are saying we need to pull our socks up, all I can say to that is, if we have no socks on we can’t pull them up. Get us a striker TK as a matter of urgency.
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Gaz, you say Kebano and Mitro up front, are you serious? Just shows a total lack of understanding football tactical play and the way Parker has now set out the team to compete in the PL. Your suggestion might work in the Championship but it’s not for now for so many reasons. So many supporters continually demonstrate by their posts that they don’t really understand football.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:33 AM
 
It’s just an opinion MWAW. To say I have no understanding is not very accurate as you do not know me. You seem to be very quick to criticise posters on here but never offer a solution yourself . Am I rightt in saying that you think Cav is the answer? If so it is your opinion and I would not agree with you. I certainly would not say that you don’t understand the game. You seem to think that you are the font of knowledge since you started posting on this site so what is your solution if we do not get a striker? I will not be posting anymore on this site as after nearly 60 years of supporting this club I have never seen so called fans like it. So give us your solution and if you are proved right you can blow your own trumpet, or in your case whistle.
posted by Gaz - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 10:16 AM
 
I’m with you Gaz , Mr Whistle , get real !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:05 AM
 
Covid has lot of people are depressed because their lives have changed. We must have a number of contributors to this site who feel like that so they are unlikely to express optimistic views.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 11:45 AM
 
Horses for courses. Theres no set way to play a football match you play your best formation and tactics to suit quite plainly our tactics and personal dont suit Need a recognised. Striker. That can hold a ball up front and score goals. Maybe you give mitro a game if fit and available other options clearly not working
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 12:50 PM
 
Gaz, the solution, Parker has got things coached extremely well at the moment, three central defenders, wing backs, two pivoting midfielders, and three alternating front runners. The style of play is working very well and he would be stupid to change it. Do I think Cavaleiro is good enough, probably not but he is working with what he has got and Cav is the best at playing that role along with Lookman and RLC; D-R has also been used as a roaming front runner. What Parker wants is a striker who predominantly stays central but is mobile enough to move in from either flank. Mitro cannot do this. It is up to TK to scout the player Parker needs for this style of play. If we don't get someone we will continue as we are, but Cav, Kamara, Kebano are not really PL level and Parker will know this, we all know this.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:19 PM
 
I totally agree with that MWAW
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Any news/rumors if our match will be televised on BBC i-Player like before?
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It’s on BT Sport ......if you haven’t got that it will on the Hesgoal website
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 7:18 PM
 
I assume it will by on the BT sport red button.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 1:58 PM
 
 
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FFC spotted at Gas Boilers blockade! Strikers say they would sooner hang out for a better deal with Centrica. Khan understand it!
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Maybe he’s spent our allowance on the new stand.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 6:09 PM
 
Capital expenditure is outside the FIFA rules. We spent quite a bit in the summer and are not earning much that is the problem. Even the big clubs do not have much to spend.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 10:54 AM
 
 
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Really do hope we sign a striker who can deliver in the Prem or who can create an effective partnership with Mitro. However, I think a lot of pruning is needed in the squad. I'd be happy to see half-a-dozen leave (hopefully to clubs where they will be at the right level and get game time) and just sign 2 or 3 quality replacements. Without wishing to be nasty, of those still getting game time Cavaleiro, Kamara and Hector have really go to go. Seri, Le Marchand and, say, Johansen would take that to 6...though I can't see much of an FFC future for McDonald, Cairney or Ream either though looking across the squad I'd reckon they are worth keeping in the meantime for cover/stability.
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Get fernando Llorente on loan from Milán?
posted by T.no (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 2:54 PM
 
Bet he can’t wait to sign for us !!
posted by Jon (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 5:01 PM
 
Just read a statement from Scott that they are far from finding a new striker. Come on fulham splash the cash
posted by Steve Earle (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 6:11 PM
 
Cavaleiro will stay because we paid too much for him, 10 million. Kamara in my opinion will still be here after the clearout because Parker uses him every week and it shows he likes him. I think Hector might survive the cull because of lack of cover? Seri, Le Marchand and Johansen will probably go. Shame about Johansen, he is not a speed merchant, but he still can bring something to the table, good player...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 6:49 PM
 
We also gave 10m for Knockers,another W O S who is getting so much stick from the forest fans,and will be returning at the end of the season.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 7:38 PM
 
No striker rumours imminent so not sure what will happen, and if anything does happen it will be a risky loan deal only. This should have been sorted before the season. Our squad depth for PL is no where close to being good enough. However, if we get relegated it will be oven ready to get us promoted. We need to stay in the PL and build on the front 11 we have.
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I was at the bank earlier and there was a Japanese lady in front of me who was exchanging yen for sterling.

She was getting quite irate and she asked the bank Clerk, "Why it change? Yesterday, I get two hunat pands for yen. Today I only get hunateighty? Why it change?

The clerk shrugged is shoulders and said "Fluctuations."

The Japenese lady says, Fluc you English people too!"
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London has such a caring community. Ive just seen four homeless people giving each other the COVID vaccine under London Bridge.
posted by Mick (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 12:51 PM
 
Nice one Chris . Like a bottle of wine your getting better with age !
posted by Jon (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 1:55 PM
 
CoJ's joke is an oldie and a goodie but Mick's mole joke wins the day for me. Sorry Chris.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 5:12 PM
 
I am going mental as I think I caught Covid from my cat, don't ask Meow
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https://www.football365.com/news/opinion-zambo-anguissa-wijnaldum-sissoko-fulham
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in many areas, Anguisssa is better Wijnadum. Zambo is stronger, he can tackle and with his strength able to dribble through the centre of the field. But Zambo doesn't match Wijnaldum on his final pass and an eye for goal. Until Zambo improves in these areas, he'd struggled to attract the BIG clubs. Anguissa is better than Sissoko. Sissoko is just strong. He offers few options but strength. In 3 years time, out of all the players in the current Fulham team, Anguissa will be the most successful. Lookman is close but he's got ridiculous competitions like Son, Mane, Sterling, etc.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:49 AM
 
 
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If Mitro was playing for another club in lower league of the premier and like he’s today, not in top form, we would probably consider buying him, and if we did, we would be excited and happy! But we’ve got him and we don’t know how to use or get him to perform. Why!!
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For a start you would look at his stats for club and country and work out why he’s dried up and play to his strengths and if my team were incapable of scoring providing price was right get him in ASAP
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:18 AM
 
Look at Mitro’s stats for the PL, that’s why Newcastle let him go. Last time in the PL I remember watching his gameplay closely and invariably every centre back blotted him completely out the game.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:33 AM
 
Mitro needs a mentor and im sorry to say parker is not the one. He needs to phone a friend and we all know who that is.
posted by Steve earle (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:36 AM
 
Mitro is just outclassed in the PL and cannot deal with that fact
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Saturday 23rd January 2021, 9:42 AM
 
Give Mitro the right service and he will score goals !
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I really think we should put a strong team out against Burnley in the cup with no replays it is not that many extra games to play I am sure the players are happier playing competitive matches rather than training and self isolating
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I think we should play the first team players who do not normally start to give them an outing. If we get to the later stages of the cup we need to play a stronger team, assuming we are out of the bottom three by then.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 22nd January 2021, 10:24 AM
 
With our luck of injuries would not play our two central defenders. For a start. They will be out to nobble them !!!! No lookman presume Burnley likewise will rest some if by chance we get through these two rounds our future will be more clear right now think league more important than cup
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:28 AM
 
A great opportunity to experiment with a different C/F
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:35 AM
 
Might as well, there's nothing else to play for
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Sixty is the worst age to be," said the 60-year-old man. "You always feel like you have to pee, and most of the time you stand there and nothing comes out.” "Ah, that's nothin," said the 70-year-old. "When you're seventy, you don't have bowel movements any more. You take laxatives, eat bran, sit on the toilet all day and nothin' comes out!” "Actually," said the 80-year -old, "Eighty is the worst age of all.” "Do you have trouble peeing, too?" asked the 60-year old. "No, I pee every morning at 6:00. I pee like a racehorse on a flat rock -- no problem at all.” "So, do you have a problem with your bowel movement?” "No, I have one every morning at 6:30.” Exasperated, the 60-year-old said, "You pee every morning at 6:00 and crap every morning at 6:30. So what's so bad about being 80?” "I don't wake up until 7:00."
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just got back from hospital . ... I had a mole removed from my penis. The surgeon said I'll be OK,.. but the RSPCA said they'll prosecute if I ever do it again.
posted by Mick (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 10:59 AM
 
 
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With MAF as our owner he would always surprise us with the quality of a signing. With TK as our owner we would be surprised if we get a quality if any signing. He spent a lot of money two years ago on what he called quality signings some of which we cant even give away. Perhaps he will surprise us and sign Messy and Costa
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I think that this summer's intake was mostly fine and we have options on most of the loanees.

I think that Anguissa and Mitro count as quality from previous signings don't they?.

Maff got it wrong on occasion too and big time with the likes of Marlet for example!

posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 6:42 AM
 
The new signings for this season have been incredibly good. During the MAF era we had some awful signings, some players hardly played and then left, especially the Coleman/Sanchez reigns. Generally though for every good signing you are going to get an iffy one. The problem for us this season lay in lack of recruitment rather than quality, ie striker. We also went into the season unprepared and that could prove to be fatal.
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Apparently, Roman Abramovich will move in for Nagelsmann. Leipzig are sitting 2nd in the Bundesliga, so they won't let him go until summer. Maybe a stay of execution for Lampard for the moment?
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It's a Fulham site.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 1:06 AM
 
We have freedom of speech in this country Paddy ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 6:43 AM
 
How about this for a scenario, Chelsea sack Lampard and approach Fulham to release Parker to be there new head coach.
posted by denny (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 7:15 AM
 
Is Parker a better coach than Lampard? Maybe yes. Strong argument to say he is a better coach.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 9:24 AM
 
Parker by far the better all round man for chelsea. Job but it won’t happen obviously
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A big gap is developing between the bottom 3 and the rest. I know we played well but as Cardiff owners said, it’s a results business. The positives could quickly turn to negatives. The half glass full could turn into half empty. The decent performance could also be we haven’t won a premier league game since November, and longest unwinning run. I am very concerned! Our next two games in the premier league will very decide our fate. If we lose both we are down. If we win both we have a chance. We also need a bit of luck. I am very concerned.
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I agree John' and what is even more worrying is our lack of finishing in front of goals. Can you believe it' we are creating more than enough chances to get draws or even win, but our lack of clinical discipline is becoming a problem and could be more psychological? Maybe Mitrovic can find some form in the next 2 league games and before our new striker gets up to speed. I am assuming that we will get a striker?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:17 PM
 
Surely Mitro has to be a better choice than Cavaleiro,no matter what system Scottie is using.Cav does his best but he's dreadful,he struggled in the championship last season so why did anybody think he could succeed in the Premier ?
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 11:29 PM
 
After the Cup Brighton and WBA. Need 4/6 points If we go down who cares - championship is far better league. Man U game we are not mentioned on BT and Pogba kicks Reid in the head and red ignores it but Antonee was sent off for similar. Hate the bias and fake reporting
posted by Phil (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 12:56 AM
 
Ha ha I wondered how long it would take for the old "the championship is better" morons to come out. At any rate Phil you'll get your wish, sadly, and I mean sadly, we are on the way back down.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 5:18 AM
 
John, we are not down if we lose two games with 18 still to play at that point. Seriously, get a grip; we are not relegated until it is mathematically impossible to stay up.

Newcastle are in free fall, Wolves are by no means safe and we have a game in hand on both. Burnley smashed and grabbed last night and I truly believe that Fulham's first choice defence is better than that Liverpool fielded last night. Burnley v Fulham will be a different game all together and I am expecting a 0-0 and a bit of a blood bath. West Brom v Fulham will be a very nervy affair but I still expect us to come out on top by the odd goal. Brighton play similar to Fulham and I expect us to narrowly lose that game unfortunately. I am expecting 4 points from those three games but I am not expecting Newcastle to get more than one point from their next three but who knows!

It's a weird season and there are many more twists and turns to happen and I wouldn't put us past winning games we had no right to win. Keep the faith ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 6:57 AM
 
Agree MST, but we must start picking up wins quickly or we will be cut adrift and then it becomes an impossible situation. Games against Brighton and WBA are really must wins and are likely to define our season. Those games will be a real test to see how good Parker is.
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 9:27 AM
 
I am just going by the points we are accumulating. Not enough and we’ve been playing well. I 100% hope we will not lose our next two/three games. And if we do, pressure will be immense but agree we still have a chance. But we need an amazing 2nd half of the season.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 10:37 AM
 
We have played well enough to win quite a few games, but we shoot ourselves in the foot every time. Our inability to convert good chances, plus throw in the odd individual error and we loose the game. The Premier League is unforgiving and all teams make their own luck. Look at Burnley last night. Dean awarded a penalty after Barnes had already taken his shot and missed and he was not going to score. Well if your luck is in , so be it. I'm afraid Parker does not recognize that you can't keep playing against 11 men with 10 and until he does, nothing will change.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 10:46 AM
 
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posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:30 AM
 
One of the joys of prem top six get all the press. And the breaks. Even var seems to work against us the only thing the boys can’t fiddle is offside black and white you are even on or your not regardless what part of you anatomy is sticking out !!!!fouls pens. Still the same a human being gives his opinion and another one disagrees might as well let the ref decide !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 22nd January 2021, 11:45 AM
 
 
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Fml Burnley win
posted by Jim (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:53 PM
 
Makes our point against the scousers quite poor. Burnley defended really well rare penalty for the visitors at anfield
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:54 PM
 
Burnley would have played until Easter without scoring if if wasn't for that penalty, but they are 7 points in front of us now in the table, and that will take some pulling back, but we have got to play them twice, and they will be big games. The Brighton game is now massive.
posted by A C (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:03 PM
 
Sorry guys but it’s over; not a hope in hell of staying up
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:06 PM
 
No chief we played well against Liverpool when they were playing well, and apart from the penalty that never was, we would have won, and don't forget that they beat Palace 0-7 after that.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:07 PM
 
We have been a nightmare team all season,lets not get carried away with the big IF,we are going down with WBA & Sheff
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:14 PM
 
Why are we getting upset about another teams results, its what we do in our matches that counts, not what other teams do. If we start winning we will move up the table, but if we keep drawing or losing, we will be relegated, its as simple as that. I think that we will stay up, but only just.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:24 PM
 
It’s only natural to watch other teams around us and hope they lose, that’s the sport of the league. The Burnley match last night reinforces the belief that every game is winnable. Every game we must put in a performance that is the base level for being a professional at our wonderful football club.
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Dear Sir, or Madam, or' er' Loftus, sorry to bang on at you and blame you in general for not scoring goals and for missing easy chances that my mother in law would put away. I know you are playing well because the media and some Fulham fans say that you are.? Sorry again to harp on about the minutes Chelsea, 'er' Parker gives you on the pitch which adds up to a lot? A lot more than Kamara features. Maybe all the media attention and critism will stop when we eventually aquire a striker soon? As things stands, and taking circumstances into consideration, anyone in a Fulham shirt and say, 5 yards or so from goal, will cop the flack if he misses the target. I understand that in the grand scheme of things, the more minutes you feature on the pitch, is the more chances you have to score goals? A clever mathematition told me that one at school many years ago. I think they call it stats or odds or something like that? Somehow, i can't work out the equation and minutes per plan with Kamara, excuse my maths i only made it to 'cse' leval Apparently' Kamara featured again for his costomary 5-10 minutes to everyones horror. The keeping on with Kamara is starting to rankle and cause much pain to 99 per cent of Fulham fans. Excuse my poor maths and stats, but i believe that Scott Parker will continue to call on Kamara in some form or capacity for most games. Last thing to say Mr Cheek' is, you should count yourself lucky, because 'Chelski' need to get your fitness up to speed to enable you to 'er' feature for 'Chelski' again and to 'er' make the England squad. It is not all about me 'Loftus Cheek' my striking partner Cavaleiro is also getting it in the neck because of the situation. To sum up this sorry episode mr Cheek' things could be worse and your name could have been 'Kamara' who only gets a measly 5-10 minutes because Parker say's so. I try to work out the stats, but excuse my maths...
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What do you expect? He’s only on £100k per week!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:23 PM
 
 
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Hi guys I'm an West Brom fan, I come in peace! Been in the press your listening for offers for Le Matchland. Is he any good? Any would you sell to a relegation rival such as us? Or he back to Nice?
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I wouldn’t want him near my team if I were you...
posted by Marco - Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:33 PM
 
Not even for championship.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:49 PM
 
Yes please take him off our hands.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:55 PM
 
Maxime Le Marchand is French, and i think his Gran is related to Napoleon Bonaparte. Le Marchand will bring order to your defense and you will win many battles and your only defeat will come at Waterloo. I think that is a French team somewhere over in 'er''France. Buy him now...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:22 PM
 
To be honest he’s PONY
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:25 PM
 
Yes Le Marchand is very good indeed.If WBA sign him he will keep your club up.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:03 PM
 
What a bunch of pillocks Le Marchant is our player and never throws his toys out of the pram when not selected. With supporters like those above I would want out you lot should be ashamed.
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dont blame the keeper when there are four of ours in the six yard box ball watching. But i suppose its easer to blame the keeper.
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He did drop it to be fair
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 7:37 PM
 
the keeper has been brilliant, lets move on he deserves a howler
posted by big gazza (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:21 PM
 
He has indeed been very good. But that’s 1.5 errors in consecutive games...
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So we play Burnley in the FA Cup on Sunday, but does anyone who subscribes to this site really care a jot about it, as we all know that the winner will probably come from one of the top six clubs if they can be bothered. If we survive the drop this season and become an established Premier League club, then by all means give it a go, but not this season. It will however, be interesting to see what strength of side we put out. The one good thing is that It will be the second of Robinson suspension, and he will be back for the WBA game, but sadly he will miss the Brighton game although Joe did alright last night, and Brighton aren't exactly Manchester United.
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I'd swap the FA cup win for 3 premier league points. Nothing more to say on that. Burnley playing tonight so they will field their second team on Saturday, expect us to do the same apart from the few players who need game time like Mitro. Regarding Joe Bryan, he didn't do bad but not sure he did well. Our left side did not look dangerous at all last night and we gave Pogba too much space to shoot. Shows how good Robinson has been playing.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 7:05 PM
 
I think we will put a strongish team out for the cup and I hope we go all the way winning games is good for the confidence.I know the premier league is very important but surely players during this present time must only look forward to playing competitive games and with no replays it is not that many more games to play. Fulham are on there way too Wembley
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Cant see us ever getting out of this bottom group with no striker, its so clear thats the problem,cannot fault the defence even the the keeper,but should catch and not flap,.WE beat leicester, spurs pool never beat us cfc just squeezed in, last night we could have won with a striker utd were not that good,however we have no one in mid who can score ,reed cairney anguisa cheek!!! you sure,cav not often lookman only bright spark we have, so left to decordova reid to score for us,kebano kamara what do they do?.Why some think its ok as we play wba brighton and others around it will be easy points !!! why?, we never beat brighton burnley sheff utd newc,before why now as i said no striker no goals .
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We shoot enough to score far more goal than we do. I hope in forthcoming game we increase our success rate in which case we will start hammering teams by big margins. Crushing Burnley, Brighton and WBA will be a good start.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st January 2021, 2:07 PM
 
I agree. An out and out quick predator of a striker is missing. His threat can take some of the heat of the Lookman and others and open up opportunities. Remenmber Saha!.. Boa Morte and Hayles became better players as a threesome
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 2:28 PM
 
Who could forget Saha, great performer , but how do we manage to tempt anybody with half his talent to join us ?
posted by Jon (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 3:43 PM
 
I see Blackburn are interested in Johansson and are in the process of discussing a fee, surely we could make a serious cash offer for Adam Armstrong + player.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 4:29 PM
 
I see Blackburn are interested in Johansson and are in the process of discussing a fee, surely we could make a serious cash offer for Adam Armstrong + player.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 4:29 PM
 
Our position and future prospects are not going to attract top liners. We seem not only to attract overpriced has beens or injury prone payers, but we should look at young players, either in lower divisions or reserve players from top clubs, and double, no treble check their medical history before putting pen to paper, you cannot survive at any higher level with half your team as loaned players.
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We now look like a solid competitive team and you cannot fault the effort and the nice football we play but certain players lack that little bit of composure in the final third of the pitch and this is the final piece for this team to get right.hopefully we can find the right solution to this problem and then we will become a very good team
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Apparently the match against WBA will be live on the BBC , what a vital game this will be!
posted by Jon (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:32 AM
 
RE: : Solid bas, 6 of our players are loanees who will all be off if we are relegated the best we could hope for if we remained a premiership club would be to possibly retain 2 we don't seem to want to build a sustainable premiership club.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 11:44 AM
 
West Brom is our new Cardiff from a couple of years ago!! on each others tail all the time...let's hope like Cardiff, we come out the winner.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 12:39 PM
 
Good players are not going to sign in January for a team in the relegation places.Also the club are not going to offer long contracts either. We need to become an established prcmier league team first. In our position loan players are better,so we can assess them, and are not relegated with a huge wage bill. In our current team, we have players originally signed on loan, which decided to stay.
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Let's face it, even if we were an established Premier League team, fixtures against Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United, both home and away would be difficult matches to win, and that applies to most teams outside the top 6, and we did get one point, that was well deserved, and we could have, and maybe should have had two points, as we were so unlucky to lose to Chelsea with ten men. Now we have got over those three fixtures we can now get on with the second half of the season, and start to climb the table. After the hard games, we are now entering a period of easier games that will either make or break our season, and nether Brighton or WBA are not exactly scary, and Brighton have not won a game at home all season, and WBA are very poor, so we have a big chance of at least 4 points from these games, and hopefully 6. COYW
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I don’t get your point about playing top 6 teams ...... we didn’t get more than a single point from the last three games because of woeful finishing .....it doesn’t matter if your playing Man Unt or Brighton .....if we can’t finish one on ones and hit the net from 10 yards out we won’t beat anyone ......no matter who they are.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:15 AM
 
GOOD POST ...AGREE ENTIRELY! Our league position at end of Feb will define our season! COYW!
posted by #ChrisFromCornwall (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:17 AM
 
A very sensible post by LTS, and he is right, our right to be in this league starts here, but frankly if we can't beat both Brighton and WBA, the season it is going to become more and more difficult to survive, but we are a far better team than both of these teams plus Burnley, Newcastle and even Wolves at present, so let's get on with the job, and start putting that ball in the net, which so far is our only failure.
posted by A C (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:27 AM
 
We have no choice but to play Mitro in the upcoming games. He will surely contribute more than Cav.
posted by aussie mal (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 9:36 AM
 
I think it is a weak analysis. To say they are the top 6 what can you expect is feeble. Do it the other way around and look at all the points dropped by the top 6. Liverpool have drawn with us and Newcastle and Brighton. Chelsea 3 down at WBA and we beat Liecster. All teams drop points all over the place. We are a very competitive team but we don't have a good starting 11. Our goalkeeper looks pure class but he has cost us the last 2 games. I know he made terrific saves in both games but hey, we dropped an excellent Rodak to accommodate him. Cav should never play again. There is more to football than running around like a headless chicken. He runs, miscontrols and kicks it out, he fluffs simple passes. He runs into groups of their players, he miskicks his shots. And Kebano sits and watches. His form at the end of last season got us promoted. So he sits and waits and watches Kamara rise from the bench to get sent off or give a soft penalty away. And now Mitro is being pushed out the door. Too slow for us now, we have to have a pointless Cav that's not good enough for Aldershot. The image of Tete jumping up and down when Cav sliced his shot instead of scoring was pure Haynes. So we take the attitude that top 6 will beat us but we will beat Brighton, WBA, etc but we don't because the mistakes against Utd n Chelsea still happen against Sheffield and Newcastle. We were lucky to get a point against Brighton and Southampton. Where do we go next. A comedy film called Carry on Cav.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:54 AM
 
Chris your theory could be turned around West Ham Newcastle Liverpool chelsea. Could have and should have got more points from these games to name a few.
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 11:15 AM
 
Well put Chris, you summery of the present situation is definitely how I see it. I don't know what Cav has on Parker to keep getting selecting or what he thinks Cavaleiro adds to the team above the likes of Kabano . Parker will have a selection problem next match when Bobby Reid is available to play. Who will he leave out? probably Tete and leave our mutual friend in the 11.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 1:12 PM
 
Len , Sadly ‘ could have ‘ and ‘ should have ‘ doesn’t get you points ! If they did we would be safe and out of danger !
posted by Jon (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 4:44 PM
 
we all know what players are a bit short on quality, scoring etc but that's football every fan of every team including the top 4 will be saying the same thing, the money side of todays game is horribly , so we buy player's for x amount it;s a gamble to see how they pan out look at Chelsea now their players look ordinary all of a sudden, great when they are winning, we can't just git rid and replace ,pronto it is weird because Fulham are passing the ball and playing some of the best football I have seen at the club (yes I know where we are in the table) we have got to get some points off the teams above us ,we have played the top sides in the last few weeks and they know they have been in a game
posted by worple (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 6:00 PM
 
Just to prove my point about the top 6 dropping points Burnley win at Anfield. They also won at Arsenal. How? At best the Anfield game was 0-0 with Burnley incapable of scoring until they get a soft pen. At Arsenal the Swiss guy gets himself sent off. Game still going to 0-0 until Abangiyan scores a fantastic OG. Burnley now have 6 points from 2 games instead of 2. How? Is it just good fortune and when is it our turn.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 11:24 PM
 
Sadly I agree
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Thought we have been really good over past three games, always trying to play our football, working hard, sure we have some weaknesses, we are not going to have 60 % possession, but we move the ball well. At this level we must convert our chances including penalties. We have lost by the odd goal in the last two matches Chelsea with 10 men second half. Tonight Robinson shows what a miss he is when not playing, he takes the whole team forward. Bryan for me, the only player with no bottle tonight. Was surprised that Kamara was sent on before Mitro. Mitro always give you a target to get around at the end of the game. Really pleased with the way we play, we are now able to compete in this division, we are tough opposistion. Mitrovic needs to play against Brighton and WBA, but maybe as a false 9 in the Kane role, so he can receive ball to feet.
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But because we only got 1 point from the first 18 we will have to play like a top 10 team for the rest of the season.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:53 AM
 
We are playing very well and it is just fine margins and a bit of inexperience that is costing us games. What Parker has done with the team is fantastic and that is high praise from Joka’s Revenge. You can see we are a team that is coached very well now. Yes we need improvements and yes we need a striker. And, let’s get one thing very clear to all those that don’t really understand the nuances of the game, Mitro can not play a ‘false nine’ role he is just not that type of player, not even close. When we go to a back four we can then play Mitro as an up top striker. If Mitro starts when we are in a back three he will have to work twice as hard. And, btw RLC had an excellent game for us last night, yes those misses but his overall gameplay was first class and he kept a very talented Manchester United defence busy all game, especially the second half. But those improvements will mean nothing if we don’t start picking up wins immediately. We have a great deal to be positive about at the moment.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:57 AM
 
I agree with your reasoning about Mitro but the other problem he has rarely been fit this seen. TC has just admitted he has a recurring injury that he got at the end of last season he cannot shake off it could be Mitro has the same problem but he is a proud man and would be reluctant to admit weakness. A fully fit Mitro would work as he can play as a late in the box striker who could take of advantage of our wing backs crosses and could take advantage of RLC's penetrating run. He is an intelligent man who can change his role if Parker can convince him of its efficacy.
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correction "rarely been fit this season"
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Disagree Joka, Mitrovic could be very effective playing withdrawn slightly, playing centrally, with his ability to hold the ball and supply runners. Especially against teams like Brighton WBA and the likes.
posted by denny (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:35 AM
 
What is a nuance? Is it something to do with arrogance and talking down to people? If so I want one.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 3:54 PM
 
Think we have to accept the likes of Burnley and West Brom and sheffutd play a certain brand of football win lose or draw. Basically physical and confrontational don’t always work against better sides. Now and again they get lucky but very intimidating against the bottom half of table teams always in with a chance need to get early goal to control passage of play. As for our point of view. Got Burnley twice wba Brighton next week 12 points up for grabs will need 9 for a start that should get us back in the mix
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They will!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:07 PM
 
I know you have heard it before from me and I know mitro has had problems this season but if available and fit for the life of me I can’t see other players being played in a striking role over mitro even when he comes on as a late sub our whole ethos. Seems to change from opponents getting more edgey and more chances forthcoming
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I seriously don't know what game some were watching? Scott Parker subbed on Kamara who put in a peach of a pass to Loftus who should be scoring that all day every day. Loftus will probably get motm from sky pundits but in my opinion, he is proving rather frustrating. We have got to stop blaming Kamara for all our failings, because our other so-called forwards are missing sitters for fun! Scott Parker made the correct call by playing Kamara and Mitrovic. Kamara assist was what was required, we failed that one. Mitrovic got his header in which luckily ricocheted wide, and so it goes on every single week. Cavani at age 99 shows what separates intelligent forwards with his goal and awareness in a game. Pogba we gave him too much room to do his thing. Guys like Pogba are world cup winners and the idiots who call him don't have a clue about football. We missed Robinson down that left side in my opinion, Bryan needs to do more. Reid is working his socks off in midfield but we were simply over-run and out classed against utd. They are only one of a few sides that make us look silly so far in the prem but nevertheless, we had enough chances to take a point from that game without deserving to win it...
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Our keeper made a terrible mistake and if we had a player who could lash in shorts from 35 yards on a very wet evening we could of won. We had a few shots from distance they all missed by miles.
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How much more proof does the owner need to see before his lack of understanding about Football is going to cost the club potentially Millions of pounds in relegation. The players and SP are doing their best but they lack that little bit of quality needed at this level.
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All sides can use a good striker, but signing one is not that easy !
posted by Jon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:23 PM
 
We have one but we keep him on the bench. It is tough to score from there
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:36 PM
 
Jim' i have a long memory. Mitrovic give him his due, scored a hatful of goals to get us up from the Championship. Before he was dropped, Mitro was awful, missing penalties left right and centre and poor finishing with no pace etc. Scott Parker doesn't know when to stick or bust at this time because of poor form by Mitrovic and fitting him into suitable games to suit his style. What about the games Mitrovic cost us? He is on late with a few half-decent headers. One was closer to scoring because of a ricochet. This is not good enough for the prem. We have 2 winnable games now, Brighton and West Brom. Mitrovic and Joe Bryan will get their chances to redeem themselves with Robinson out. Mitrovic should be closer to peak fitness and these 2 games should tell us more before we get the new striker up to speed. Joe Byan can now show us he should be in he team by giving us a stellar performance before Robinson's forced hooliday is over. Again, Bryan cost Fulham a load of points at left-back with Reamy and co...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:06 PM
 
If we had been able to play Mitro even if he had sat on the last defender it would have 3 less Man U defenders attacking us. Second game our keeper has made a mistake that has cost us a goal, shame as he also makes many brilliant saves. We are two or three players short of a very good team.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:22 PM
 
Your take on misplaced headers coming on late I tend to look on the theory that at least he’s getting into positions and making defenders nervous presume if he started he’d score more and as stated defenders would have more on their minds than going forward
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 11:30 AM
 
Looking at their first goal again have some sympathy with keeper think he expected defender to put ball out good reaction unfortunately ball went to Man U player one things for sure he’s as good a keeper as any one in prem if we don’t sign him surely someone else will by the way second goal good pity one of the four defenders standing around was not more intent on making it easy for him to get a shot off
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 21st January 2021, 11:38 AM
 
Could it be that Mitro is suffering from long Covid he really looks to be lacking ay energy in his two sub visits. He really does not look well.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 21st January 2021, 12:03 PM
 
I think Aereloa has been really good but in the last 2 games he has lost us 2 or 3 points. I noticed earlier in the season, he has a tendency to punch and put the ball back into the danger area. I think it's a trait of European football. I was a big fan of Schwartzer because of his communication and aerial ability, which I would argue is more valuable than good reflexes as he was limiting the number of shots on goal through managing the defence and catching crosses.
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Must admit i got that one wrong and your lads put up one hell of a performance, if you only had a C/f and winger, instead of parker continuing to play his love children.
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
10 minutes on and Mitro won more headers in the penalty area than we had done all game. Another valiant effort but I'm afraid that with Cavaleiro, Kamara, and Loftus Cheek in Parker's top drawer we cannot survive at this level. These 4 out, 2 strikers in. And I can't wait to read about Parker's pride tomorrow.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:23 PM
 
Willie2B' the 3 players mentioned are just not in the same league as Cavani who has vast experience. Cavaliero is both hero and villain, and sadly that will continue each week. Loftus Cheek will always catch the eye of the pundits and it is due time that he steps up with his finishing which is really poor. Kamara does not have the luxury of playing in that striker's role long enough. That pass through to Cheek was good enough. If anyone else comes up with a pass like that, he is a genius! Utd show us why they are top because they have fernandez, Cavani, Rashford, Pogba etc. And they were just too good for us tonight. Reidy in midfield is was not enough tonight. We gave them far too much room to kill us, and they did just that...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:49 PM
 
 
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So hope everyone saw the strike from Loftus Cheek it nearly emptied the ground. Totally sums him up. Please please go back to Chelsea yiu are the worst ever snd will never score . Had enough good night. Finally am I the only one who thinks Zloftus is totally waste of space
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Rashford is on. This is where we get really punished for missing golden chances, 'Loftus'!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:03 PM
 
RLC has been more than decent tonight.....there is a very good player in there somewhere, get his attitude right, get his work rate up and we could have a very good and important player for us for the rest of the season
posted by Man with a whistle (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:05 PM
 
Man with a whistle' i agree Loftus looks sort of okay-ish, but that isn't enough tonight. 2 or 3 great chances and i expect that he can put at least one away. This game shows the difference to winning and losing in the prem. 2 gilt edged chances in my opinion. The first one was a great pass from our local park player Kamara into Loftus Cheek and he really should be scoring that.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
I thought that Loftus Cheek had a good game tonight especially in the 2nd half, and I cannot understand some of these comments against him. Overall this was a good showing from the team, and we can now look forward to easier games on the horizon, we were playing our 3rd top class teams on the trot and we havenot been disgraced in any of them.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:18 PM
 
And we haven’t won any of them. No striker no goals Simples
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:33 PM
 
I thought Harrison Reid was our best player tonight, never stopped running. Frank was not at his best. Bryan is a lightweight when it comes to defending and shirked out of a tackle that allowed Pogba to score a great goal. Personally I would have used Mitro at half time for Cav, who was awful. We will need to be strong against Brighton and WBA. Mitro and BDR to start upfront for me.
posted by Gaz - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:34 PM
 
Although not his greatest fan ( that’s putting it politely have to say loftus has played well last couple of games certainly gives us something think he’s getting his fitness levels up holds the ball well takes a foul big and strong less said about his shots on goal last night the better but cert starter in this team at the moment !!
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10 mins for Mitro. Give Mitro game time for gods sake.
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No doubt about it. Loftus is been looked after by the enemy.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:02 PM
 
Tonight a very difficult game for us, but our forward line pathetic, and Parker must accept the consequences. It we should fail to gain any points against WBA and Brighton PARKER HAS TO Go at seasons end, no more give him more time a new man is called for.
posted by Kunye (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:05 PM
 
Parker has to stay and be given the striker he and we require end of.
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Iam unhappy about the result but so proud of the way we played tonight yes some players are not good enough but they are giving all they got for the manager and as I am typing we are missing chances.
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The lads have been giving everything since we got the new signings (apart from Loftus-Cheek). The likes of Andersen,Adarabioyo,Anguissa,and Aina have been excellent.However if we fail to sign a new forward in the transfer-window we will almost certainly be relegated.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:52 PM
 
 
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Loftus cheek and Cavalero can’t hit a barn door. Two easiest chances ever both miss. Cavalero missed sitter against Chelsea and so it goes on. Where is Mitro? Also maybe all of us know we need a decent striker maybe we will but in the summer after relegation. Why don’t we ever learn? Sick of it
 
 
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Thats the last straw, with Kamara on, what is Scott Parker playing at with Mitro on the bench. I can't watch this any longer.. I'm out.
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Kamara is crap
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:51 PM
 
Hes just viven a couple of good passed better than most of the rest. Its Loftus that neads to go. Maybe an exorcist will sort him out
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:54 PM
 
Decent pass from Kamara to Loftus, who should have buried that. Nothing wrong with the pass from Kamara!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:56 PM
 
Off after Man u goal but hay.... no strikers in our first team, what do you expect. (love the club but...)
posted by Herman (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:59 PM
 
Loftus Cheek is playing for Chelsea!!! Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10:01 PM
 
 
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Thinking to hold out when is a win ever coming? Pig a given all the time in the world trap, look up , try a shot goodnight Fulham. For F sake get Loftus and Cavalero off
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Cav is useless get Mitro on
posted by Jim (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:47 PM
 
 
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Cav is not good, but does try. LOFTUS-CHEEK is absolute rubbish and doesn’t even bother. I truly hate him.
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He certainly try’s me, he just runs into trouble all the time
posted by Dallag (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:26 PM
 
Absolutely agree Loftus total waste of space and I would never play him. Just missed another easy chance to release . Can’t score, does not go pass players, not good in the air and ANYTHING.
posted by Kevin (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:36 PM
 
Looking like clueless relegation candidates this half , can’t keep the ball no penetration ,
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:45 PM
 
What is it with Parker and Kamara , he is utterly useless
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:46 PM
 
I agree.
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Unbelievable yet again Cavalero put through and he can’t even control simplest ball ever . Easy goal won’t get many more. We really struggle upfront. Shame Ariola gave terrible goal away. Let’s see
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He did twice vs Chelsea and got away with it. He should know full well you never clear to the middle
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:00 PM
 
 
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Just when I was getting excited
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Cav crap
posted by T.no (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:54 PM
 
Lookman can’t do it alone Cav and Loftus Cheek have offered nothing again
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:05 PM
 
AK is crap. Bring on Mitro
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A little bit of panic , we are just clearing the ball instead of playing out
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Don’t want to tempt fate but Cav is a waste of space
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:42 PM
 
Cav is rubbish
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:53 PM
 
Cav is awful, get him off.
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I don't know whether he is on the bench, but Cav is leading the attack and not Mitro as promised.
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Plenty of attacking intent tonight with Mitro, AK, Kebano starting....on the bench.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:05 PM
 
And who needs ‘em? Lookman 1-0
posted by Simon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:24 PM
 
Lookman is leading the attack
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Was enjoying listening to talk spor who believe it or not were talking about Fulham earlier waited for Fulham fans to call but funny enough spoke to a West Ham fan then moved on never got a mention. Typical!
 
 
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In the Appalachian mountains and am burning a wood fire. Saw a bear yesterday. But all is good and an am going to listen to bluegrass tonight, ok?
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Sounds like you're smoking it.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:42 PM
 
 
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Re. the missed chance by Cav vs, Chelsea. Alan Clarke would have buried that ball. Come to think of it Tosh Chamberlain would have scored also. Hasn"t Cav missed two penalties this year?
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I WOULD HAVE BURIED IT AS WOULD MY 8 YEAR OLD GRANDSON!!!


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:20 PM
 
My thoughts exactly and mitros.
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:54 PM
 
A point tonight would be a great result , but we will make sure they will have to earn it !
posted by Jon (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:59 PM
 
My forecast for tonight, is that United will get a dodgy penalty, and we will probably have a goal disallowed, and Mitro will be sent off. Crickey I sound like BuzziB, but that's how it usually goes against the top teams when we play them ! !
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6:10 PM
 
I must admit that the thought of walking through Bishops Park tonight in the dark, the mud and the rain, even to watch us play Manchester United does not sound very inviting, especially walking back to Putney Bridge after the game, if they shut the Park gates would be a nightmare, unless of course if we won then I wouldn't notice any inconveniences.
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6:17 PM
 
 
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1. Manchester United will not arrive at the Cottage without being ready to go. 2. Fulham Football Club need to play extremely well to get anything out of this today.
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Soul searching, pointing the blame will be the topic on this board at about 10pm, following your spanking.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:10 PM
 
Not sure they are facts John; just opinions ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:21 PM
 
Didn’t you say you would spank us last August busy ? ,lol .
posted by H (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:32 PM
 
Busy , do you post on brentfords message board with the other 5 fans ?
posted by H (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:34 PM
 
Post regularly on the bees site with the other 7 fans, not many on our site as we are not as intellectual as you Fulham fans ha ha.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:46 PM
 
Agree with that !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4:55 PM
 
Buzzi you said the same thing before Spurs and that you’d come back on after the game because we’d get thrashed unlike your valiant 2 nil loss, but you never came back. I guess if you say it before every game eventually you’ll be able to come back here and give it large. Just remember the summit of achievement in Brentfords history is losing to us in the playoff final. You’ve never played Utd in the premier league let alone beaten them at old Trafford like we have.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 5:44 PM
 
 
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Just ignore him and he will go away. He is just a Fulham fans playing games with your brains.
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What are you going on about, you have lost me.
posted by old Un (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:50 AM
 
Buzzi B. ?
posted by Mal (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 1:12 PM
 
Firstly Brentford through and through. A little snippet I thought you might like to hear, we today have made enquiries about Sikire Dembele of Peterborough, any of you FFC fans know anything about him, profile says extremely fast C/F or wing man.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Wednesday 20th January 2021, 2:03 PM
 

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