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Just wanted to know, I got you something about pointless and books. It will arrive in a flat letter. Don't throw anything away because it's junk mail.
 
 
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 7:49 PM



 
I know Parker is not going anyway but if you had a choice of any manager, who would you pick to (1) stay up this season (2) challenging for a top 10 position next season, working with the current team with minimal investment (say £40m). For all we know, Parker can still do this. But who would you pick? Klopp who seems to be able to get the best out of players but they have to be fit! Mourinho? Who needs everyone to be 100% disciplined? Guardiola who would need really skilful players? An old fashion manager like Pullis or alladyce who can the any rubbish into solid state? What about Roy? Jack of all trades with great organisation skills. Who would you pick and why?
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Starting with the manager Howe,expierenced and young who would be capable of reconstructing. players 1 out Mitro 15m in Pukki & Arrons of Norwich a C/F & versatile full back Rico henry of Brentford another full back. Harry Winks of Spurs.get shot of all the loanees and recently purchased dysfunctionals,iam sure E Howe could do something with that lot. If we had to stick with our present squad (AN ARSE KICKER REQUIRED) big Sam.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 9:01 PM
 
Kunye' a dream manager and 'er' a dream team. You're the man!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 9:46 PM
 
I could not manage a top class football team, "so that's 2 of us",but i am sure i could identify a better class of failure than the present incumbents have.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:23 PM
 
 
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 5:01 PM



 
Just a thought, Khan owns an American football club which has a defensive coach and an offensive coach,it would see seem logic to employ the same system for our club (Danny M )!!! Parker can’t do either.
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Ah, logic. It would seem reasonable and logical to appoint a CEO who has a modicum of interest, talent and ability in this role. Ah, logic, but at least we’ll have a gin bar, gymnasium and open air swimming pool in the new Khan Stand. I’ll be eternally grateful. Or not.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 5:40 PM
 
 
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:18 PM



 
Reading about maradona further down i wonder just how many times people who on here tell us how great he was have actually watched him? the odd snippets yes but exposure on a grand scale never seen it,he played in italy for many years so how many games do we see from italy on our networks , answer ,hardly any , just thinking ,scored some super goals but not on renaldo scale for sure.We talk about a fantastic player but we can honestly say seeing him play was limited..Still thing renaldo was and still is the best just look at his record.
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Better than Pele ?
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:30 PM
 
None of them better than best !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 4:01 PM
 
One of the all time greats, forget about the hand of god. We have players who would do it to to get a a penalty / goal, problem is we miss...
posted by Willl (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 4:42 PM
 
So called great players aren’t that good if they resort to cheating !
posted by H (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 5:00 PM
 
Dirty, cheating drug-nut. Good player yes, but 3 days mourning FFS?
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 27th November 2020, 12:07 AM
 
 
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 12:51 PM



 
https://www.footballfancast.com/fulham-fc-news/fulham-moussa-dembele-scott-parker-tony-khan-cottagers
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Old news.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 26th November 2020, 3:51 PM
 
 
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 9:58 AM



 
Donald Trump has just tweeted “ very sad to hear of the death of Maradonna. A great person , I loved her music . I remember listening to her albums in the early 90s . rest in Peace
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Stole my thunder for tomorrow there Alan, will have to have a rethink now! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 26th November 2020, 12:07 PM
 
CoJ , I apologise ....I always look forward to your jokes , you can do better than that I’m sure
posted by Alan (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 12:14 PM
 
Just seen a picture of Peter Shilton with his young wife - shame he wasn't punching that high in '86....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 1:12 PM
 
I've got a pair of his old shorts. They were hand me downs.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:20 PM
 
Worth a fist full of dollars!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 4:42 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th November 2020, 10:33 PM



 
There's a Premier League team that cannot score at home. But that is enough about Manchester United! Our penalty taking is a scandal, no professional footballer should miss a penalty. The past three weeks have been a dreadful disappointment for us fans can if we had scored those we would now be 16th and not in the relegation zone. One only has to look at how our team trudged out in the second half. There was obviously words said at half time but seriously is this not the worst side to represent us in the Pemiership. Head down and shoulder limp - we must demand more for the wages these players are being paid. What we urgently need is a midfield general, someone like Troy Deany (Watford) in midfield - and I am affaid a Manager with Premiership experience. No Clauido Ranieri's but perhaps Chris Coleman or Edie Howe ?
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Troy Deeney, you must be joking, we dodged the bullet there alright. After watching him playing for Watford tonight, he looked like a waste of space. Watching Bristol City and Watford just showed how poor the Championship has become and why we should be grateful that we are now in the Premier League, with football on a different planet, even played by us.
posted by A C (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 11:11 PM
 
Wow, last year it was "the most competitive" league in the world, now it's utter dross.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 3:30 AM
 
ROC - Didn’t realise you were involved in paying their wages, appreciate you assisting the Khan’s
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:46 PM
 
Do us a favour !!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 4:03 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th November 2020, 6:00 PM



 
Having watched all the games,my feelings regarding Scott have gone through the roof BUT, what has he to work with? Unfortunately, our recruitment system alone will result with him failing! Car boot sales, loan otions" players others do not want" etc etc. However, we will have a great new stand!
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Through the roof ? Or through the floor ?
posted by Alan (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 10:03 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:55 PM



 
I know Jnr Khan has the final say on these matters but we do have a managerial/coaching plus the addition of a chief talent scout in TALBOT to identify, and acquire either on loan, or to purchase players.My question being can anyone identify a player, or players, who were worthy acquisitions. Personally i feel that over 90% those we have got in the last couple of seasons are a complete waste of space. Bad buys, wrong coaching ?. What do others think on this subject
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Judging by past signings would be useful to have Brentford scouts. Not too impressed by our signings in the last few years.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:59 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:40 PM



 
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11681/12141895/craig-kline

Well, well, well!
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Jail term?
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:45 PM
 
If you followed these shenanigans you'd know he openly invited Khan to sue him, which is effectively what happened and now his subsequent actions brought him further trouble, against the judiciary this time. The secrecy and private hearings reported raise the question as to what's being discussed behind closed doors?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 6:37 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th November 2020, 4:41 PM



 
R.I.P. ...hand of God.
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Many flaws and undeniably a cheat, but also one of the greats on the field. RIP.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 4:49 PM
 
Always argue with many best player ever,won the World Cup in a very average team. Will be remembered in this country as a cheat admittedly.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:56 PM
 
Diego and George Best both died on the 25th November a bit of useless information but quite a coincidence nevertheless.
posted by Your Dad (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 6:07 PM
 
Probably only Pele will be regarded as being better than Maradona !
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7:27 PM
 
Descansa en paz, Diego. The Greatest. What a sad day :(
posted by Marco (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7:37 PM
 
Pele WAS better !
posted by H (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7:52 PM
 
He never apologised for that handball , he was a cheat , big time , and cheats should never be considered as great !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 7:46 AM
 
... because no Fulham or England player has ever cheated have they!! What about Crouch in the World Cup when he pulled that player's dreadlocks and scored? What about Mitro diving all over the place?
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:54 AM
 
Re Crouch and Mitro , are the press falling over themselves saying what great players they are ? NO , Maradona was a cheat , sad that he died at a young age but after stuffing his face with cocaine for years it was on the cards that he would die young , some role model !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 12:12 PM
 
Strange logic you have Pete! I just named two players but you could name any two from hundreds of Fulham and England players who have cheated. It's part of the game and always has been. So he had a few vices? So what! Haven't we all! At the end of the day, he was a fellow human being and despite the "hand of God" tag he was enormously gifted and in the top three or four players of all time and I include Pele, Ronaldo and Messi in there but I can't split them to be honest.
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 1:45 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th November 2020, 11:20 AM



 
If Burnley can get another 3 points over 3 games, I fear that heads will drop. Footballers do have feelings and, apart from those going home next May, our real Fulham men will be weeping in their larger. I did read that Mitro loved his time at Newcastle and maybe hopes to go back one day. Make it soon. We need a quicker man up front and sorry to say Mitro no longer has the bottle we need.
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My head dropped the moment I sobered up after we got promoted
posted by Rm (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 11:59 AM
 
Willie, do you honestly think that Newcastle wants Mitro back
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 12:28 PM
 
Mitro got to get his act together, get slimmer and get fitter (and shave off his beard!). He can't keep on blaming lack of services to him. he has to do more and make things happen and engineer his own luck and chances. If he fails this season, it will be his third failure in the premier league. People will see him a classic fantastic championship player but short of Premier league quality.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 1:01 PM
 
I'm afraid most of our players fall into that category, decent in the Championship but poor in the Premier League. I think this current squad would only be mid table at best in the Championship, they seem to lack the killer instinct and character needed to do well.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 3:48 PM
 
How can you say that our team are only Championship players,when most of the squad playing today have never played in it. If this squad were in the Championship now, we would walk promotion.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:26 PM
 
I to feel that if we were in the championship this season we would struggle,this years top 4 are far more superior to last seasons
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 5:28 PM
 
Yes I am getting really fed up with losing, but I am getting even more irrated with a lot of posters on this site who seem to relish in running our club down at the first opportunity. Our players do not lose deliberately, and if lady luck was on our side we would have a few more points in the bank. We are a long way from being the worst team in this division, and I don't expect us to be relegated as once we have our full squad available, we will shock a few sides over the season, and even those in the top 10.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 8:11 PM
 
Well said Mick!
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 10:06 AM
 
Well said Mick!
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Love your optimism MM , though yet to see how we are going to get points from the ‘ better sides’. Iffy defence and lacklustre attack - probably need a few own goals to help us on our way
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:29 PM
 
He can because he does not get any !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 4:10 PM
 
Agree mick
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On a "lighter" note it is good to have the MOBO awards back with us.
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Is it ? Why ?
posted by Ed (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6:38 PM
 
On a lighter note ? That would be me !!
posted by Zippo (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6:48 PM
 
Ed, I am sure MST will explain
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6:56 PM
 
Music Of Black Origin:

hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7:47 AM
 
MOBO.....lighter ??? I see what you did there. When are the White awards on ?
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 8:49 AM
 
Surprised you don’t think it’s an ‘empty gesture’ like taking the knee mate. Also as moderator shouldn’t you be ensuring topics remain on football instead of starting unrelated controversial threads that cause the racists to Pop up with ignorant comments like “when are the white awards in”.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 10:53 AM
 
Oddave you racist ! So you can have black awards but not white awards , take your racist views off this site ASAP !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 11:04 AM
 
Taking the knee IS an empty gesture !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 11:05 AM
 
Why does this oddave fella keep coming on here changing things to his racist view ? He really needs to take a hard look at himself .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 11:43 AM
 
Perhaps he doesn’t like what he sees!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 12:33 PM
 
O David you only ever come on here to try and police other peoples views and in what world did I start this thread; I responded to a request to give a definition of an acronym which I did without comment or controversy.

Just get lost you idiot!

posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 12:50 PM
 
Sorry moderator. Thought the site owners made it clear this is a site for Fulham not for making jokes about a “lighter” note in relation to a music award. Also why resort to name calling - again, you are moderator. This is Fulham site and what I have said is in line with what is expected by the site owners. As you were told a few weeks ago. Take your remarks on race to a relevant message board not a football one.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 1:29 PM
 
Apologies MST. I thought you started this thread. I’ll hold my hands up for that one. Either way, my statement holds true. Nothing related to Football and as moderator you should remove such posts instead of joining in.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 1:31 PM
 
Also MST, I am very involved with football discussions on this site but am very vocal when it comes to racism and homophobia as I should be. Don’t see your pal Ted start discussions around Chelsea’s giroud being an option for mitro competition. Or around Bobby Reid never being good enough but is now hitting some kind of form. 2 topics I started over the last 2 weeks.
posted by O Dabid (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 1:37 PM
 
O David you are such a chump. In the old days we used to call it ‘ Looking for Reds under the bed’. Senator McCarthy was proved a chump then and people ceased to take him seriously and he became a figure of ridicule, I’m afraid you’ve fallen into the same trap.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 2:21 PM
 
Ridiculed after my very first post which was polite and a request to remove a homophobic post so your argument doesn’t really make sense.. The issue isn’t with me, it’s with moderation. A Fulham Site for Fulham fans to discuss football. It’s quite simple yet the MST refuses to adhere to the rules the site owners clearly laid out. I’m tired of coming to this site and seeing a casual racist or homophobic comment within reading a few posts daily.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 2:31 PM
 
Cheerio oddave, don’t call us we’ll call you , good riddance you racist !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 2:45 PM
 
Also , Come on you whites !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 2:46 PM
 
O'david mate it is pointless ....grown men making stupid little comments which are obviously rascist ,I bet they still laugh at mother in law jokes !!..hopefully the next generation will have moved forward ....feels like there still in the school playground taking the piss out of the fat boy or anyone who's slightly different ,the same little group still here !...this is supppsed to be a football chat site O'David but I suspect some of these people are sat at home moaning about MOBO awards and young people going out ,and how things where so much better in the old days etc etc etc
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 3:01 PM
 
Lighten up people , enjoy life , is saying come on you whites racist?
posted by Mike (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 3:53 PM
 
Mike NO it's not racist. My last word on the this subject, All Lives Matter not just black lives....What is racist with the term All Lives Matter...No dought I Will be called a racist again by the PC brigade!!!.
posted by Willl (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 4:25 PM
 
Of course all lives matter but the movement is to bring attention to what has been a long term historical problem of racism etc. Saying all lives matter is detracting from what is being highlighted. By doing this is offensive. It would be like turning up to a cancer fundraiser and saying there are other diseases too. Would you say that! I think not. I applaud David for sticking to his rightful beliefs and calling out the ignorance on this site which has stopped me from visiting as I only want to get info on Fulham so bye again.
posted by Oz Nick (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:04 AM
 
Utter rubbish Nick , racism goes both ways , All lives matter , as for oddave , he just likes to cause trouble on here , end of , come on you whites !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 5:11 AM
 
No doubt, I will be accused of racism by some people I am only expressing views shared by many. Taking the knee, which was a genuine expression of events in America by their sportsmen and followed by many countries, is something I certainly agree with. However, like our support for the NHS workers, I consider it has now outlived it's purpose. The longer this practice continues it will devalue it's objective and therefore, it would be sensible to set an end date as it has achieved it's purpose.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:54 AM
 
My aunt would like to "take the knee". She needs a new one. I think she'd like a white one though, as she likes things that match.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:10 PM
 
Can’t stand any of that music!!!!!
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Some of the play against Everton was good , but we still take 10 passes when 2 might have seen same thing . Too many loose passes in midfield , not enough shots from distance or crosses . Two players looked totally lost , Lemina and Cavaleiro whose most noticeable contribution was the penalty miss , he has constantly flattered to deceive , little end product . The subs did improve us , but Cairney and D Reid should have stayed on . Cairney , despite his lack of confidence , remains our most creative player but needs to be coached to play forward not sideways. I still think we are just a couple of results away from being a mid table side but we do need to grind out some ugly draws or even a win.
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Sounds like my love life lol...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4:46 PM
 
What , grinding out some ugly drawers ? Lol
posted by George (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4:55 PM
 
“just a couple of results” - my love life in a nutshell.
posted by Wallflower (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 5:49 PM
 
I didn't realize that Kamara is banned for 3 games? Bobby Reid scored a nice goal to add to his tally but he really is too light-weight to deputize in that precious striker's role. Cavaleiro is also down as a striker but a 5-year-old can point out that he is not. Cavaleiro's finest moment came in the Championship, and i cannot remember which game? He cut in from the left and unleashed a shot of Brazilian quality into the top left-hand corner. That is the best i have seen from him in a Fulham shirt. His penalty against Everton was almost a free-kick combined penalty if that makes sense? We are light-weight in numbers for proper strikers taking out Mitrovic. Kamara for all his failings is the perfect prototype to slot into that striker's role. The snag is, can Parker teach him and trust him to play into that role? There is very little time for experiment in this competitive league and i doubt fans will put up with my lunatic suggestions for a mere half dozen games never mind one game? We plod on with Mitrovic hit or bust, and we all know if or when Mitro is on his game. Lately he hasn't been on his game so Parker will need to come up with alternatives. Scott Parker has exhausted the Bobby reid striker route which is powder-puff and i doubt that Parker even has the know -how or even a willingness to try out my Kamara suggestion which will take 3 or 4 games to bare fruit or not? Our only option is to wait until January to make a proper attempt to draft in another alternative to Mitrovic. What becomes of us Fulham in the mean-time? Our only hope is for Mitrovic to find some kind of form, i wait with bated breath. In the mean-time, keep hold of the paracetemals folk's, because we will be needing lots of pills to ease our sufferings. A few shots of the strongest whisky will do too...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 9:05 PM
 
I agree if Cairney and Reid has stayed on and we had 13v11 we may have had a chance. Kamara being banned is a blessing he is utterly useless and we should never have had him back, the fact we did shows weakness and that’s why we are in a mess. No real planning and no sense of responsibility.
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Fulham are unlikely to be able to welcome the permitted 2,000 fans at Craven Cottage should London be placed into Tier 2 when supporters return next month.

The Government confirmed on Monday that from next week, supporters will be allowed back into sporting events in areas under Tier 1 and 2 restrictions, with the capital expected to be placed into the latter.

London's clubs would be permitted to admit 2,000 supporters under the guidelines, but, due to a number of factors, Fulham are working towards admitting between 1,000-1,500 fans next month.

With access to the ground only possible from one street, the Cottagers face bigger challenges than many other London clubs, who can admit supporters from a number of entrances.

Furthermore, with no Riverside Stand to use while it is redeveloped and the main Johnny Haynes Stand having cramped concourses and largely been used by broadcasters and other media, supporters will be restricted to the Putney and Hammersmith ends.

The club, who made the decision not to offer season ticket renewals for this season, will run a ballot system - initially for those who held a season ticket last term - to allocate tickets for upcoming games.
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MST is right; the club has confirmed they will be running's a ballot system, However, only penalty takers will stand a chance of winning
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 2:48 PM
 
Why on earth would anyone want to pay out good money to watch the crap Parker dishing up ??? At least you could Boo them for taking the knee I suppose
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 2:56 PM
 
Any proper Fulham fan would pay , you have good times , you have bad times , but you always stick with your team , unless you’re a Johnny come lately !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4:42 PM
 
Well said 'Ted '...I've got a framed article on my wall from the evening standard..the article is titled 'name that crowd '..the date is 29th January 1992....Fulham v Wigan ..attendance 2,465...the third Division!...it's about Fulham's demise and developers sniffing around the club ...some of you have got short memories or perhaps you only arrived when we got in the premier division !...
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6:37 PM
 
Cheers Mark , Fulham Fc is for life , Not just when we are winning !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6:42 PM
 
I am a long term season ticket holder, I totally disagree with the ridiculous panic and until fans can go back properly I shan’t bother. Something are for life and some are entertainment, know the difference and vote. Then maybe it will change.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:04 PM
 
Agree Phil....and btw there are so many ways you can support your team. This is not about supporting the team when they are losing I think we all do that. The current proposals at this time added to the Christmas proposals are nothing short of ridiculous on so many levels.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 9:47 AM
 
It has been good to watch all Fulham's matches this season on TV but it does compare to the wonderful atmosphere inside the cottage with a big crowd. It is the build us as well. We drive 80 miles to get there have lunch in a small café, see our cousin who lives locally and leisurely walk to the ground. It is an experience. Then there are away games where you spend the weekend around the match in a nice hotel and explore the local delights.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 1:53 PM
 
You could get twice that at least into three sides of ground. Pointless leaving and entering bu one gate left Hammersmith right Putney all the side roads dead ahead by the time everybody got to fpr crowd dispersed You will see more people near each other in Tesco’s get a grip!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 4:25 PM
 
 
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Guys, please! The Premiership is in Scotland and Rugby League. Fulham is in the PREMIER LEAGUE! What is there not to get?
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...and before anyone cites - it used to be the Premiership, it became the PL in 2002 - 18 years ago. No one called it the first division in 2001, nine years after it became the Premiership in 1992 so why do people still call it the Premiership 18 years after it changed to the Premier League? I don't get it!
posted by Stating the Obvious (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:28 PM
 
Found this....https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/definition/english-premier-league
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:29 PM
 
The name of the English top flight changed from the Premiership to the Premier League from the 2007. /. 2008 campaign !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:49 PM
 
Well even if you were right that is still 12 years ago but...Formed in February 20, 1992, the English Premier League was created by clubs in the Football League First Division. From 1993 to 2001, the league was called as the FA Carling Premiership. Barclaycard took over in 2001 and since then it is known as the Barclays Premier League.
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 2:29 PM
 
In all honesty ( and bearing in mind we won’t be in it next season whatever it’s called ) who really gives a toss?
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 2:35 PM
 
Keetchy, stop posturing and tell us straight;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 9:19 AM
 
Pendantic don’t be so pedantic. Shut up don’t care what the Scots call their league
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There has been a lot of praise for Anguissa and rightly so as he does possess many positive attributes. But Anguissa has many negatives that if are not rectified by coaching will cost us goals. Anguissa plays in the busy central area, in the PL this is a hard and crucial area to play. Anguissa is good with the ball at his feet but hopeless without the ball. His positioning is mostly wrong whether we are in possession of the ball or without the ball. Additionally when we lose the ball he doesn’t work hard enough to get the ball back. He also plays too high sometimes and when the ball passes him there is a big whole left behind him. I remember Bullard often did the same and Danny Murphy always helped him out. I also heard Hodgson constantly berating Bullard about his positional play. That’s what Parker should be doing, Anguissa has great potential but he needs the right coach to bring this out.
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Agree and good call. I am sure Parker recognises that as well and working with Anguissa on positional play. But this problem is not just Anguissa. It is a systemic problem for the team. We lose the ball our players are generally completely out of position. That’s why we are conceding silly goals. So not just Anguissa.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 10:52 AM
 
Anguissa is selfish, like Lookman he wants to dribble pass the entire opposition and when he loses the ballot just walks away, why are we not crossing the ball high to Mitro and why does Mitro not have a strike partner that can feed of him.
posted by Baz (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:23 AM
 
Agree John ....Anguissa is not the problem which is far broader, indeed with the right coaching he plays a role in the solution but here lies the crux of the issue....the right coaching
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:52 AM
 
A well drilled team like Palace/Burnley (at least last couple of seasons), Spurs, Leicester, Wolves and Sheff united last season, can regain team shape in seconds. It means players have to cover each other, prepared to sprint and track back and need to understand where they need to be without the ball - relative the play. How much time do we give Parker to make this happen??
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:20 PM
 
We have one of the wealthiest owners in the premiership,spending a fortune on ground improvement but nevertheless putting in a complete novice of a manager,completly baffling.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:05 PM
 
Try as I do I can never imagine us going to places like Villa and getting a result . Probably that when I watch us I feel that every time our opponents attack us they are likely to score. The first thing a team must have is a sound defence and sadly ours is proving to be the worst in the division and until that is sorted we will be the whipping boys of the division! Are our defenders good enough, are are our coaches not up to the task or is it a bit of both ?
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:51 PM
 
Agree Putney Pete the coach is probably the single most important person on the footballing staff yet we have a novice. With the owner’s obvious business acumen you would have thought he would have known the outcome is incredibly risky in its current status quo. That said, what are the alternatives, but again sound business acumen would dictate adequate contingencies in place. Whichever way you look at things the leadership at the club needs to be questioned.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 9:41 AM
 
It has been good to watch all Fulham's matches this season on TV but it does compare to the wonderful atmosphere inside the cottage with a big crowd. It is the build us as well. We drive 80 miles to get there have lunch in a small café, see our cousin who lives locally and leisurely walk to the ground. It is an experience. Then there are away games where you spend the weekend around the match in a nice hotel and explore the local delights.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 12:19 PM
 
Totally agree that coaching is vital, but personal responsibility in the first place should be a given. Bobby D-R gave the ball away in a dangerous area after 30 seconds - if that had been me in my (much lower level) playing days I would have bust a gut to get back and make up for the error, but Bobby just ambled back for a few steps and then gave up and watched the subsequent cross lead to a goal. Any player in one of the top teams would show real desire to win the ball back. Some of our players do so, e.g. Anguissa, Reed, Cairney, but it should be automatic throughout the team.
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Well our dream, and what we played for last season was to gain promotion to the Premier League, and eventually we made it, and we have arrived again in the promised land, but do we know wish we were back in the Championship, as surely none of us is thinking that so far this it has been exiting or thrilling. Yes it great to be playing these top teams, but only if we can give them a hard game, but when we lose to the likes of Crystal Palace, who are not a top team by any means then any enjoyment stops. We all know that we are going to lose the next three games, whereas in the Championship we would be hopeing to win the next three games whoever we would be playing. I love my football my Fulham, but I will probably be quite relieved when we are back where we belong, and winning games on a regular basis. Does anyone else feel this way.?
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No the Premier League is the best place to play football ...I can never understand those supporters that think otherwise. Being in the Premier League is just brilliant, every game, every point is a cup final. We can compete in this league, our recent history proves that. This is why it is frustrating......we do not want to get relegated and must work harder. Some might want to settle for second best but I want Fulham to compete with the very best and we can do this. Disappointed in fans who think otherwise.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 10:15 AM
 
The right response Joka. Fulham's owners are right at the top of the PL rich list and there is no reason for up to looking to play anywhere else - Europe maybe in the future. But the top teams have the best coaches, some of the best players, and mostly hands-off owners. Few of our players would compete for a place in a top 8 side. I don't comment on the other two points. Well aired and SP and TK are clearly below the best.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 10:54 AM
 
sorry "for us to be looking to play"
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 10:56 AM
 
Personally would always want to strive for the best in playing in the Prem as we did for a dozen or so concurrent seasons previously. The challenge is building a team that’s capable of establishing and remaining in the Prem which can be frustrating and disappointing in the process! ...COYW!
posted by #ChrisFromCornwall (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:08 AM
 
Last season was not fun, we were tippy tap all season, it drove me mad. Do you remember losing at home to Bristol C or Preston away, there was no fun. I was surprised we stayed in the top six. We wouldn’t this season, we would be getting done every week by Watford, Norwich ect.
posted by Baz (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:16 AM
 
Agree without a doubt the best league to play in, i would imagine most of europe's top teams would like to be in the premiership
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:11 PM
 
I for one am delighted to be back in the Premier League even if it is only possibly for one season, as its great to be pitting our wits against the cream of clubs. I have some sympathy however though with those of our fans that are not enjoying the experience of losing nearly every match, as it is hard to take. We are not that bad really and it's because of mistakes from individual players, that has caused defeats against both West Ham and Everton and we were so unlucky to have been beaten at Wolves and Leeds. Losing to Arsenal and Villa was understandable as we were still trying to settle on a squad, and were at sixes and sevens at the time. There is a fine line between winning and losing in this league, and we are not getting the rub of the green at present, but hopefully that will change soon.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:33 PM
 
Way this league is at the moment who knows what the next three games bring maybey the next three will try to walk the ball into the next rather bomb down the flanks and get crosses into the box definatley not our strong point Everton palace proved that for a start !!
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Only two Premier League clubs - Brighton and Southampton, which are expected to remain under Tier 1 covid restrictions after the lockdown ends on December 2 - will be allowed to let in the maximum 4,000 fans.
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I’m not overly fussed. Not sure if I really want to sit in the freezing cold, watching us get mullered
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 9:31 AM
 
Apparently they might stop supporters shouting and singing as well...it is positive but the real light is at the end of the tunnel can be seen brightly and now is the time for everyone to hold their nerve. With the flu season upon us shortly the pandemic second wave still rife now is not the time to relax rules. A vaccine is around the corner why can’t these things wait until next March. Christmas should also get a rain check this year, hopefully just one missed Christmas in a generation is that so much to ask? It is for some who are clearly selfish and stupid.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 9:50 AM
 
For some people it could be their last Christmas, let them enjoy being with all the family , selfish ? Bollox !
posted by George (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:43 AM
 
Each case on its own individual merits George but I guess you might be one of those that had to have a summer holiday abroad this year?
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:48 AM
 
I’m retired and living on the south coast of England , so no , I didn’t go abroad , why would I when I’ve got all this lovely countryside around me , and many beautiful beaches to walk along !
posted by George (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:18 PM
 
Families should get together all year round not just at the time when some deluded people celebrate the birth of a Jewish nonentity. These Christian religious holidays are an insult to the majority of people who do not share this love of fables.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:27 PM
 
Guess the hand behind the curtain is having a day off to let this drivel pass as comment.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:55 PM
 
An Arizonian is bound to have a grand canyon view of religion. When all Americans get a decent unbiased education religion will die out as it is doing in the UK.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 2:37 PM
 
Perhaps your the one who is deluded. There are many intellectuals who are convinced that Jesus was a real character though not necessarily the Son of God. Try researching the subject, plenty of interesting views via Google.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 3:45 PM
 
Proof that Jesus ever lived ? NONE !
posted by George (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4:46 PM
 
Pointless argument and insulting to believers.

I believe that the Quran states that Jesus was a profit not the son of God but Mohammed came 500 years later with an updated version of the story.

Either way, none of us knows for sure which is why I am agnostic and hedging my bets ;0))


posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4:57 PM
 
I’m a believer !
posted by Monkee (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 5:01 PM
 
I sore your face.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6:33 PM
 
Jesus was a profit? So the catholic church seems to believe given their penchant for donations. BTW, Fliss told me your self-confessed bedroom reticence is not to be taken as gospel either.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 25th November 2020, 12:27 AM
 
I've been to the Vatican. Jesus was definately a profit.
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 2:15 PM
 
Suspect a lot of people like to celebrate Xmas for a different reason to you !!!!!
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Without an imminent change of manager, its a fair bet that we will never see us out of the bottom 3 for the rest of this season; the window for change is closing fast
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Parker must be removed before christmas to allow us some chance of survival at the top table.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:08 PM
 
 
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Name me a Manager anywhere who could do anything with Fulham's defence. Prepare for the 3-0, 4-0 batterings to come!
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I don’t know what all you lot are complaining about - the new stand looks like it will be lovely...........
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7:42 AM
 
Have you got your technicolour dream coat on ?
posted by Paul (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7:44 AM
 
Woy and Way would have us lined up totally like the good old days. If Scott just looked on how a team needing to survive plays instead of thinking we have "World Class" players. We all know tippy tappy in defence will end one day! Does everyone feel extra stress the way we play. I find Fulham harder to watch now than since the bad old days!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:28 AM
 
I cannot stand this tippy tap. There was a moment in the Everton game where one of our players was just on the line of the box with no one other than their keeper in front of him and he passed it sideways to a player who had three defenders in front of him. If we do not shoot we will not score. Kick quickly, take them by surprise, at times we stopped, stopped with the ball not moving.
posted by Baz (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 11:08 AM
 
Pepe of Man City recently said playing out from the back is no longer working for us,so a new strategy is being devised
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So, Parker is disappointed but his disappointment is comforted by his pay packet whereas us supporters do not have such comfort. As I and others forecasted he has taken positives from our second half performance but what the hell is he and the coaching staff doing about our continual defence lapses. So far this season the answer is a big fat zero. Regrettably, it is time for Parker to go and for baby Khan to step down and for professional people to be brought in to save our place in the Premier. Unfortunately, the chances of this happening are less than me winning Mr Universe.
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With a name like big boy and Mr U you must be in with a chance
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:38 PM
 
Let us hope Parker and the players learn from the mistakes.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:12 PM
 
Albert E said the definition of insanity, repeating the same thing expecting a different result. He must of said this with Parker(Fulham) in mind. This bloke's methods will not achieve anything only more defeats .
posted by mwk (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:30 AM
 
I suggested we should wait for ten games before looking for a change of manager that period has passed without improvement of results. What puzzles me is when Scott took over and with a much worse team he won three game out of the seven games we played. That sort of ratio of wins with a few draws would keep us up. What has gone wrong, but Is their an outstanding unemployed manager out there who could do much much better, I hope so but doubt it.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 9:24 AM
 
If the club are doing their due diligence properly they should have contingency in place it is probably not for us to know who might be the likely candidates. Wolves, Southampton and Brighton seemed to find decent unknown coaches.
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Burnley and keep a clean sheet. The gap above us is beginning to open up already. Khan’s for gods sake wake up before it is too late.
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Don't panic Mr Mainwaring don't panic, a big gap is not opening up yet, and for goodness sake we have only played 9 dames out of 38, and gaps of any description, whether at the bottom or top of the table mean absolutely zilch at present. If we are in this position, which we won't be, in early May, that might be the time to start worrying, but certainly not right now, so sleep easy and have some faith.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:45 PM
 
4 points after 12 games ( Probably ) is reason enough to panic , blind faith with that coaching team is idiotic
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:52 PM
 
Don't panic,is a joke? ok. Been said before we need an experienced manager/coach not someone whose only management was the Spurs under 18 team for less than a season he must have thought he had won the lottery when young Khan authorised a 3 year contract at 12m +. If Junior reads this column bring in a new manager and coaching staff,pay him a good bonus if he can retain our premium status. This is not a bad team but needs proper coaching to fulfill their true potential.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:04 PM
 
Apart from the odd defensive mistake and occasional penalty miss we actually look top drawer! Parker could be a top manager if he wasn’t so nice!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:19 PM
 
Who remembers this result Saints 0 v Leicester 9, and the Saints were then in the bottom 3 and favourites to be relegated, and look at them now. I bet that the Southampton fans were baying for their managers blood at the time, just like we are for Scotts, so despite my opinion, I think that the Khans will stick with him until at least the new year, as it is possible that we could come out of our problems as Southampton did.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:32 PM
 
I fear if the Khans do not get in a replacement ASAP before the new year we are doomed wy wait anymore.
posted by cottager (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:41 PM
 
Not sure what you keep in your top drawer Chief but they stink and could do with a wash.
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Mr Parker take a look at how Burnley are fighting for their lives snd 1-0 up look likely to go above Fulham. I really feel we are finished even at this stage. Guys tell me if you see us getting a single point from our next few games against Leicester,Man City ,Liverpool and even Brighton at best 1point from 12. That’s hoping all below lose every game to stay in touch .
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Of course we all know that we are going to lose the next three games, but that's no different to what any other of the bottom half of the table teams will do against the same opposition. The good thing is that we have nothing to lose, as nobody expects us to win any of these fixtures, or even draw, but it will give our defence are real opportunity to blend together and get experience of playing together, so the outlook against lesser teams will be far better.
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 6:27 PM
 
Burnley fighting for everything.........Fulham last 20 mins on Sunday...... sideways...backwards......sideways....backwards.....slow slow tippy tappy crap
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 7:32 PM
 
How come we can't beat Crystal Palace, when they looked really poor today, and truthfully we are a far better side than either Burnley or Palace, and we are now back in the bottom three. Exasperating.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 7:35 PM
 
Back in the bottom three. Ha ha.
posted by Busybee (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:31 PM
 
But still above the chokers
posted by T (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 5:02 AM
 
As Thomas Frank said , Brentford are boring and crap !
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Alan Mullery 79 today........
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Never liked him , always critical of Fulham !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 6:18 PM
 
One of our better players !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:50 PM
 
A young Mullary at his prime is what we could do with now
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:06 PM
 
Dave you are a tosser.
posted by M.M (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:19 PM
 
Keep your nose out of our clubs business bitter boy ,
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 5:05 AM
 
M M stands for Mickey Mouse , lol.
posted by Dam (Guest) - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7:47 AM
 
I remember Mullery having a row with Malcomb Alison on TV after the 1970 World Cup. Alison was saying Mullery didn't get forward enough and score more goals. Mullery snapped back with 'I'm better than you ever were and I score more goals. Nearest thing today is Roy Keane for prickly aggressiveness and arrogance. Didn't get his way at Fulham so we became his enemy.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:10 AM
 
Can’t say I’ve heard him criticise ffc and I knew his family when he was a player for this club
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Come on M8, The Ship is sinking, We need some paddles, We dont need the towel thrown in we need some minute men who know their trade, We Love Our Fulham FC.. The Lily Whites, We need our wounds treated so we can fight the next round.. !!! And come out Victorious.... We have the will, we just need Guidance...COYLW
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say a prayer to St Jude
posted by jimj0 (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 4:57 PM
 
ST.Jude? Aren't they a Scottish second division team?
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Where the infinity pool? The Fulham ship is sinking I think we will need a big one! But have to say they planned it to perfection! They couldn’t have selected a better time to rebuild.
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Hopefully we won’t be forced to go as I can take the crap performances not being in the ground.
 
 
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The general consensus on this site is fairly clear, in that Parker is out of his depth, at this level. If he is to be jettisoned, there is really only a short window to do this, and that is now. Whilst we are 4th from bottom, a better manager would have a chance of turning us around; once we sink lower, it would most likely be too late and it would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. My best bet is that nothing will be done, and we will sink ignominiously , with Parker being fired after Xmas, when its too late
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I agree RM. What annoys me is parkers selections. Cav and Lemino when Loftus Cheek and Anguissa are on the bench. How can Cav, a vg player at Wolves be so consistently poor at Fulham? We need forwards who are quick and unselfish. I preferred C-Reid to Mitro as well. Much quicker. Ever thought why defenses always seem to have 3 players around the penalty spot when we attack. It's because that's where Mitro plants himself. He's too slow himself and leaves no space for our other strikers. I also weep when joe bryan is left on the bench. Robinson is quicker but he needs more help on defensive duties. Joe in the old no. 6 berth would be a huge improvement. Aina on the right is another good forward runner but leaves massive gaps at the back. I think Parker is just grateful for his extended learning curve at FFC's expense. Someone should tell daddy Khan that this team will not fill the stadium even without the new stand.
posted by Willie2B (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:21 PM
 
Rm you say ‘ your best bet’ is that SP will stay and we will be relegated. Don’t think it’s a bet mate, it’s a certainty!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:29 PM
 
what is really annoying is that we have the basis of a good team, but team selection and the tactics used or lack of adaptability to change by Parker is costing us while he is still learning his craft.
posted by fulham boy (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:44 PM
 
Tottenham’s first goal this weekend was instructive. Kane comes toward the ball drawing both central defenders and Son made a diagonal run that the left back was late to track. A simple football “play” - but one we never do. Never. I don’t think SP is out of his depth but team selection wasn’t great. RLC is always a better player than Cav and Anguissa is better than Reed or Lemina. I’d also like to see Joe Bryan and Antonee Robinson on the left. Lookman can play on the right. Mitro missed Bryan’s delivery. The reason I say SP is not the problem is the players. Three pen misses, plus all these mistakes, like Bobby Reid’s giveaway. Basic stuff you can’t coach. To change horses now is a huge risk. I see SP at least going through early January. We are very close to making the jump to a viable Premier League team. Having Tete back would be a huge boost.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 5:36 PM
 
The 2nd goal was really good also and an assist from Kane who works hard off the ball, they all do at Spurs. I like Antonee Robinson a lot and he runs and runs all day, but we still need to cover that left side more than we are doing. Iwobi was skinning us left right and centre in the first half, we just could not deal with him. It is allright having wing backs sprinting up like Robinson and Bryan but we still need to do our defensive duties. Do we need more quality cover in January? Our midfield left side need to cover better also. Taking penalties has become a real problem and the media will be jumping over this in coming games. This is Scott Parker's fault, he should state who is penalty number one, and there was a case for Lookman taking one against his old club. Sometimes, you have to be brave and bold. It would have done Lookmans confidence a world of good. Now we have this awful nervous situation where nobody wants to take one. This awful nightmare is down to Scott Parker 100%!!!
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We've not lost by more than 1 goal in the last 6 games! In the current high scoring of the premier league, this isn't bad! However, the stats would be much better in the last 6 games if we stopped making stupid mistakes. We gave away a late and silly Penalty to Sheffield when we could have won the game. We would have drawn West Ham if we didn't miss a last might penalty. We could have drawn or even beat Everton yesterday if we didn't play so naive at kick-off or missed another penalty. Forget performance if we simply removing these simple mistakes, we could be on 10points! Can we blame Parker for these pivotal moments??
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posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:19 PM
 
If you go onto the Independant Fulham Forum there is a pice by “view from the riiverside “ that sums up the problem perfectly IMO . Parker is weak an ineffectual , the players are not learning as can be seen by the same mistakes being made over and over again irrespective of which players are picked
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:23 PM
 
As murphy said you play to your oppositions strength when passing side to side in box , watching that game was just a joke, which parker must take the can for ,he tells them how to play , does no one know how to clear a ball when you have strikers like everton have?. It was just crazy in your own box ,were do i pass now? i know, across to the full back then back it comes,and does any one ever take a poke at the ball when close to the opp goal ? of course not lets do another stupid pass backwards this time and another ,etc etc.Parker has no idea how to coach this lot,listen to murphy or employ him before its to late.PS the stand look great. Once again we have more poss but dont mean nothing we look knackered and scared to try any thing that S/P might not approve of .
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YES
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:44 PM
 
I am not trying to protect Parker but do remember pundits managed with hindsight! So easy for Murphy and co so say this and that. The commentator couldn’t make up his mind if the Everton formation/tactics were good or bad. When Everton were in control it was a great decision, when Everton were under pressure and we were pinging the ball into the box, it was a bad formation.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:46 PM
 
the answer is yes Parker is to blame. If you as a manager in what ever job you work out sees your team continuing to make the same mistakes without putting it right you would soon be replaced
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Take the next spot kick ?....Cairney has a sweet left foot but no bottle to take a penalty, Mitro, Lookman & now Cavaleiro have failed & lost confidence..Kebano would be my pick if fit & playing if not sign up Owen, MST, & all posters we couldn't be that bad !!... We might set a new record relegted by MISSED PENS
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Mitrovic needs to step up to the plate.....he is our talisman, our striker, our big bucks players. Mitro should show some character and take the penalties
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:14 AM
 
If Parker was any sort of manager......he would have TOLD MITRO to take that pen yesterday....... man up .....spot it up and score !!!!! Your Serbia’s record goalscorer FFS ....
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:29 AM
 
Watch PELE's Video on how to take penalties and score. Hit it hard, hit it low, hit it fast to just inside either post and he would say do that and no matter how quick the goalkeeper is he cannot get down quick enough before the ball has crossed over the goal line. Just a thought!...
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:50 PM
 
Mitro needs to grow some balls, Starting on the touch line, He looked as if it was a Chore, And I am a fan of mitro. But come on, If you are the man for the job, Stand up and fight for it.....If Not, get out of the Kitchen !!! A Heart felt Plee....
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I quite like Parker he was an honest player and as a coach/manager he has potential but this needs a lot of developing. The premier league is not the place to develop a manager especially at our club where the players are also inexperienced at this high level. Surely, we all realise if we stick with Parker relegation will only be a matter of time. Surely, if we have any chance of surviving this season we need to make a change now to give the incoming manager a realistic chance. Leaving things later will leave us doomed, a lesson we should have learned from last time. We have three very difficult games next, if you like a free hit, give the new manager these games to have a look at his squad and then our season starts. Don’t waste these next three games with Parker. My fear is Tony Khan will do nothing and that will be our greatest failure especially as we will watch teams like Southampton, Brighton and Crystal Palace succeed. Eddie Howe, Sam Allardyce might be an option but it should be the leadership at the club to have the acumen to source out a capable manager/coach to lead the team positively forward. Yes, of course it is a risk to make the change but a greater risk to leave it how it is.
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Scott Parker is going nowhere, he will be here for the foreseeable future!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:12 AM
 
We like you are going through a lean patch,lost 3 of our best players,and have not successfully replaced them so with you setting the premiership alight it looks possible that we will meet up again next season.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:55 AM
 
Buzzy bee better buck your ideas up you might go down
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Why can’t they play the first 45 minutes as they do the second 45? It’s like they wander out on the pitch at the start of the game as though they’ve just come of their X Boxes or phones with no game preparation whatsoever. It’s all just too sloppy ,no focus until they get a halftime bo**ocking, which I suspect takes the form of a threat to confiscate their technology. And, as one who would give SP a bit more time I do nevertheless question his team selections sometimes, but I don’t know too much. Do agree it’s Liam’s comments below though.
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Clearly the Everton team was tired in the second half with so many travelling and playing on international duty. We would have known that from the off and should have been skinning them down each wing and making them run. Wrong tactics, wrong team selection and wrong state of mind going into the game. I wonder who is to blame for that?
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:48 AM
 
Mortlake you are correct , they stroll out in dribs and drabs with no cohesiveness . They never come out looking like a properly coached group of players with a positive mental attitude looking like a team determined to do well . Parker seems to rely on them doing it themselves with a lack of coaching and as Keown put it they dont appear to be drilled defensively . It is surely time for The coaching team to go and bring in an experienced professional .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:24 AM
 
Zonal defending is the first problem it leaves space and situations where two players are not sure whose ball which is what happened for Everton's first and third goal. The second problem is we move the ball forward too slowly and consequently pass the ball around in our half much to much. Thirdly our only real striker is overweight and out of form. Good management can solve all those problems
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:15 AM
 
We don't use zonal marking exactly.

We pick up players in and around the six yard box and man mark those but zonally mark further afield. Most clubs use this system these days and it works (except when you have a team like Fulham whose left leg does not know what the right is doing).

If you just man mark then the opposition will always make sure they have a man over.


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In my opinion we lack leadership and there is no backbone in our defence. Once again there dreaded sideway moment was responsible for the first two goals with the first one,in 46 secs, resulting from a wayward pass by our defender. Why do we continue to give away goals by trying to play tippy tappy football when they do not possess the necessary skill. Similarly, when we did attack, we would eventually lose the ball, mainly due to a wayward pass. There were times in the first half that we looked like a bunch of headless chickens running around not knowing what was going on. I almost wished that the penalty was not awarded as I sat in fear wondering who would step up to the plate. Needless to say, it was probably our worst player, who had failed to muster a decent shot on goal, who picked up the ball. I sat and pondered what would happen and would he even get it on target. I forgot that we are approaching Christmas and it is the start of the pantomime season. Sure enough, Cavaleiro.comes in from an angle and, whilst attempting to kick the ball goes into a comedy routine ending up on his back with everyone wondering where the ball was. At times, we actually almost looked good in the second half but until we get proper coaching staff and a competent manager I see little hope of any significant improvement.
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I would agree with you regarding leadership. It's a shame Kevin Mac isn't 5 years younger, because he's the only leader in the Club and that includes Parker.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:52 PM
 
I agree. We have needed a defensive leader who can organise for several years. We also need a hard man in central midfield to screen. Cairney is a nice bloke but no captain and there is a general lack of responsibility as a result. Parker hadn’t got the tactics to get us out of this rut. We must stop playing out as it’s Russian roulette.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:52 PM
 
I agree. We have needed a defensive leader who can organise for several years. We also need a hard man in central midfield to screen. Cairney is a nice bloke but no captain and there is a general lack of responsibility as a result. Parker hadn’t got the tactics to get us out of this rut. We must stop playing out as it’s Russian roulette.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:53 PM
 
tete if fit has to come in for aina ,joe bryan in for cavaleiro. middle four bryan,l cheek,anquissa,cairney, lookman up front with mitro and get the bloody crosses in the box quicker.
posted by liam (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 2:09 AM
 
I like that Liam.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:27 AM
 
Could not agree more. Daddy Kahn is obviously quite happy to pour millions into players ,and have baby Kahn have his fun like a kid in a toyshop without any bottom line accountability. Anyone in their right mind would never put so much capital into a business, then leave a novice to manage the performance of the business. Sadly, it would be doomed to fail. Please daddy Khan ,sell Fulham Football Club to someone who cares. Please give the fans their club back-and our pride.
posted by Aussie Mal (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:37 AM
 
Liam spot on with your comments, exactly how to play! I like a penalty taker looking confident not a rabbit in the headlights. Only Joe Bryan could crash one in high into the net. He is easily the most confident player in the team!!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:39 AM
 
Liam, I agree with You,If You can see it, I can see it, Why Oh ! Why cant the upper Echelon see it ???
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Wake up everybody nothing is going to our change our fortunes in our future transfer activities with Tony Khan taking control. Scott Parker is doing his best his hands are tied though with signings of six loaners so late in the window with no time to prepare for busy season ahead. He is always saying in match reports this is new team we need time. This is always going to be the situation we are in every future season. Loan players return to their parent clubs then we start again another season with more loaners in very late window. How can any coach/manager whoever they may be appointed have any opportunity to build possibly successful team with these constant changes every season having to start again. Signing only two loanees is more acceptable this giving coach something to build on in training with his present squad. Playing with settled squad is always the best way forward keeping changes to a minimum only improving with quality each season. The finger cannot always be pointed at Scott Parker he is only coach not responsible for transfer activities and always late signings. Trying to stay positive is difficult having to win possibly another 9 to 10 games cannot see where they are coming from.
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The Khans have made funds available , we have bought players who have been doing wonders at their clubs then they come to us and turn into crap players , the coaching staff are to blame . It doesn’t matter which players are picked the team keeps making the same mistakes over and over again . The explanation must be how we coach and how we try to play because the only constant is the coaches and manager . Parker is not learning and appears unable to change . That leaves only one possible alternative
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:05 PM
 
I fear the club will do nothing and we will be left with a learning coach and a team also learning....we can’t change the whole team but we can change the coach. Probably we will make the change when it’s too late
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:07 PM
 
We are not learning a lot lately, and our penalty decisions and takers are getting worse. Our coaching staff is terrible!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:11 PM
 
Time to bring in a coach with premier league survival skills. Eddie Howe.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:55 PM
 
Time to bring in some management and coaching staff who have more experience on there CV than managing an U18’s team
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:20 PM
 
That being the manager that got Bournemouth. Relgated
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listen to Danny Murphy at half time on Scott Parker philosophy and at the end of the game about the penalty. Scott Parker does not seem to learn. I assume that Tom Carney was injured if not what was the reason for leaving Cavaleiro (the headless chicken) on. Lookman seemed to be playing to orders rather than doing what he is good at (running at defences and crossing the ball. Why did Harrison Reed and Lemina start ahead of Anguissa and Loft House Cheek. One of the best performances recently we had Bryan playing in front of Robertson (surely that would have protected that left side of ours that was extremely vulnerable in the first half. As I say just listen to Danny talking about the defence (he knows what he is talking about)
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Danny was so right
posted by FULHAM 1959 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:09 PM
 
Why did we not have Danny as manager, he was a better player than SP and he would have been a better manager.
posted by M.M (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:41 PM
 
The worrying thing about our players lately is that they are lacking in confidence when taking responsibility. Who takes the penalty, Mitro, Lookman, Cairney, etc??? We have to nip this epidemic in the bud because everyone is starting to take notice. 3 penalties missed and counting. We are the laughing stock of this premiership now, and no doubt that the reputation for wimping out will stick. This is all down to Scott Parker who really is showing his inexperience in man-management. Lookman should have been encouraged to take this one, especially against his old club Everton. Now we have a terrible situation leading on to future games and serious doubts in players minds. Mentally we are shot and devoid of ideas and if we are not careful, our nice guy and nice club reputation will be known as wimp outs which is really bad and not good for confidence. We look good and play nice football but it simply is not enough now. There is no riot act Parker can throw in the direction of the dressing room because our players will not have a clue what went wrong today. This week is a lesson about good management and tactical awareness which Parker and coaching staff need to address. That can only happen if we know how to fix it. I am not sure anymore if our coaching team know how to fix things? For the record, Mitrovic looked slow and just not on it. De Bruyne was correct in what he said after the City loss to Spurs, and that players are tired after internationals and travelling. Kamara would have been a better option down the middle in my opinion and we also have Kebano and others on the bench. Sometimes a bold and fresh approach is the way to go. Are we brave and bold and willing to take a chance these days? Not on your nelly!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 8:04 PM
 
What game were you watching Owen?Kamara was suspended and Kebano wasn’t even on the bench?????
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 8:39 PM
 
Okay' i got that detail wrong but the fact remains, who takes penalties now? This situation has gotten worse because management needs to say something...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:01 PM
 
Owen might have watched the game but then he replays the game in much detail in his mind... Then his mind produces an essay of total horse s###, then spends 30-60mins putting it on here for all to look in total amazement.
posted by Burt (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:07 PM
 
Owen these are ment to be Professional football players. Well payed professionals Parker shouldn't have to be on there backs or push them around in a pram ffs. They got there act together after half time. Because they got told off at half time. That says everything about the type of players Fulham have at the club. 2 players who shouldn't have started "Cav & Lemina". But in hindsight... Etc
posted by Burt (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:20 PM
 
Burt' the fact remains' Lookman should have been made to take that penalty, and it would have done his confidence no end if converted, or Mitrovic our number 1 penalty taker might have taken responsibility? Now we have a situation going onto the next games which isn't healthy for the mindset if that makes sense? This situation has everything to do with management 100%. Parker has let things fester around important decisions and now he must intervene. It is a difficult situation now because 3 different players have missed penalties one after the other. The media will be all over this now and it will put doubts in players minds. There is much more to management than kicking a football around Motspur and Parker is finding out the hard way. He should have nipped this problem in the bud promptly by telling who is to take penalties...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:45 PM
 
As i speak, Sky is all over our penalty woes. They have pointed out 16 penalty misses by Fulham dating back to the Championship also. Mitrovic is on his 3rd missed penalty and counting. Lookman said he would put it right next game, he should have been made too. Terrible and torrid times we are in...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:29 PM
 
Agree if you fall of the horse get straight back on it ( with reference to lookman ditto mitro Not cavilro although to be fair he appeared to slip
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What went wrong? Firstly, their wing backs had the freedom of the pitch out wide. Plenty of time to get telling crosses into the box without being closed down. Where were the markers - on both sides of the pitch. Secondly, Everton looked to be a big side physically and outmuscled our midfield (until Anguissa came on) and were often favourites to get on the end of those crosses. They dominated us in the air. Thirdly, they crowded Lookman, every time he got the ball they had three markers around him. Fourthly, it was evident that high balls into the box were not going to be met by a Fulham head, which reduced our options. This improved when Mitro and Loftus-cheek came on, but not by much. Cavaleiro ran about a lot but didn't contribute much of value. I don't blame him for the penalty; his foot did slip out from under him. I'm no expert - just 67 years of watching - so I would welcome constructive comments. Oh yes. I forgot The team selection was wrong from the off. Given that our next three matches are unlikely to yield much, and that this one did offer a glimmer of hope, why did we need to rest our international contingent? The team looked so much better when the subs came on. And what was the thinking regarding who was taken off? Those who did come off were not our weakest players by far. Surprisingly, I am still feeling that we now have an improving team and are unlikely to be humiliated by other than the top teams. Its the hope......
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As far as the top teams and humiliation,every one of those above us can inflict humiliation the way we play.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:37 PM
 
It’s far simpler ....our speed of thought, our speed of movement with and without the ball is far too slow, our defensive shape without the ball is all over the place. These are things a good experienced coach would put right. And by the way Anguissa has many positives but without the ball he is awful and he doesn’t work nearly hard enough to win the ball back ....again an experienced coach would improve his game as he has the potential to be decent
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:05 PM
 
 
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This guy was skinning us left right and centre down that left side and we couldn't get near him in that first half. Our only rest bite was the 2nd half when they got tired in my opinion. Yes we played a lot better 2nd half and we even managed to peg them back a little, and that was expected. Most teams 2 goals up will sit back and soak up pressure and just basically see the game out. Carlo Ancelotti is as experienced as they come and this was the contrast and difference compared to Scott Parker. It might not be a fair analysis to point out our problems down that left side because we might come up against a really tricky right-winger next week. In fact, i am doing a disservice to Antonee Robinson pointing out our problems down that left side? Robinson runs his heart out and he is our most potent and effective runner, the guy is an honest professional who earns his corn most weeks in my opinion. The buck stops with Parker and we need a way to play tighter and we have got to defend better than we are doing. The worrying thing about today at home is that we didn't look like the home team if that makes sense? The first half especially, they bombed us out, and it took the 2nd half for Fulham to show more. Everton did more than enough and second half was just a case for seeing the game out. Probably!!!!
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Penalties??? 'er' i won't even bother to elaborate. Leave that to someone else to explain...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 6:06 PM
 
Bring back zamora
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Harrison reed starts? big Frank+rlc+mitro on bench ? Same defensive errors for 2 years get rid of Parker and his coaching clowns asap. Ps A penalty coach would be good.
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We are okay though. Parker has taken the positives from the performance
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 5:24 PM
 
A goal size is 24FT WIDE ~8FT HIGH ~ penalty spot is 36FT from goal line,and some on here say they practice penalties b....cks.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 5:38 PM
 
POPE feel that comment is a bit tongue in cheek.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 5:39 PM
 
Cavaliero bizarrely started his run-up sideways to 'er' fool the goalkeeper, but he 'er' slipped!!! What happened to a proper run-up???
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Sad to say yet again this was a terrible performance and Parker picked the wrong team again. It’s obvious he is out of his depth like the other clown Khan. We played with no urgency and look like a team with no hope. Next 3 games zero points and we will not pull away. Can anyone confidently see who we will beat? So we must get rid of Parker now enough is enough. Ultimately this comes back to wrong recruiting of squad since 2018 and no Lessons learnt. Do you recall even when relegating 2018, pressure off under Parker we still got hammered.
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Quite agree 100%. Parker can do no more. The players are in now for the season so the logical change has to be the management. By the way, why is Bryan still on the bench,and why did we buy a dodgy right back. Rodak too is missed. Come on Fulham, speed now don't waste another lost match and a wasted season.
posted by MG (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:29 PM
 
We must have been watching a different game ..thought we played well in the second half against a good side ...we lost yes ...but it's a big step up for our team ..trying to be positive!
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:33 PM
 
At 3-1 down game was over really. Everton sat back behind the ball and just looked to counter so we were always going to have more possession second half. If Everton continued on the second half like the first could have been embarrassing. We need to start fast in matches and stay in the game. It’s far too late playing good football when game is done with. The first goal was key. Watch it back - Aina out of position makes a run down the right, we have no right back at this point. As a full back you should wait until the ball is under control before committing to make that run, he just sprinted off when there is no one left to cover his position. You have to be 100 percent sure that ball is coming to you or at the very least over the half way line. 1 minute all it took to go 1 nil down - up against it then. Very impressed with Calvert-Lewin. Hold up play was impressive and figs finishing. Ancelotti has turned him into a very good player
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:46 PM
 
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posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:48 PM
 
Everton got of to a flier knocked th3 stuffing out of us think we flattered them a bit second half much better deserved at least a draw Best I’ve seen Everton play this year. Still did not reckon them much second half.
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I can’t see Sheff United or West Brom can get out of the bottom two. Burnley will always be alright and can get a few wins together. So we have to find one more team to better to avoid relegation. At the moment, I can only think of Brighton. Leeds could also drawn into the bottom 3-4 but they’ve picked up some early points. So will be tough.
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Come what may, the next time we play on Monday week, we will be in the bottom three as WBA will be at home to Sheffield United before we play and if either of them win they will pass over us, unless the miracle of a draw happens, but we might already be there if Burnley beat Palace tomorrow afternoon. Things are certainly not looking good this side of Christmas.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:57 PM
 
We can still with a little tweaking save our season but definitely not under Parker,this clown must be replaced immediately a couple of canny loans in the new year could solve the problem,i see Harry Winks is looking for a loan move,could do us nicely.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:13 PM
 
Sheff Utd would have to win 3-0 to go above us !
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Tried to keep calm whilst watching the game. Second time in two games that we have been offside, once form a throw against WBA now a corner, because of playing short. They both knew what we were going to do and stepped up. Three consecutive missed penalties. 30 yard almost square crossfield pass after 30 seconds, when under the press. Unmarked player on penalty spot for free header. Remenber this is their job, when the ball is in play things happen, dead ball situations are free to practise relentlessly. Sheff U missed penalty - 2 points West Ham missed penalty- 1 point Everton missed penalty- 1 point? Total points 4. Thought Everton tried to contain 2nd half, should have come a cropper, after giving them a goal start. Maximum points with current coach 31 Minimum points with current coach 9
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Couldn’t help but also notice that short corner played back then given offside earlier. Amateur hour at times. I thought there was a similar offside in previous game after a throw played back so just shows the iq of some of the players
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Looking at today’s game it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that we cannot stay up with Parker at the helm. Yes, Everton have a couple of individual players that are superior, but otherwise, the real difference has to be found on the bench. It cannot be a coincidence that we have conceded more goals in the first 15 minutes than any other side, as well as missing more penalties. The tactics Parker deploys are reckless and lead us to be on the back foot from the outset. The tippy tappy slow play from the back is woeful, as is the lack of discipline in the box. As for his team selection, I shall leave that to others, but it certainly doesn’t play to our strengths
 
 
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Only idiots keep making the same mistakes . It doesn’t matter which players we have on the pitch , we keep seeing the same errors . That must be down to the coaching staff . Nothing changes because the constant is Parker and his inept coaching team . Players who were quality at other teams become crap under Parker . Surely it is time for a change at the helm
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What coaching staff
posted by Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:27 PM
 
Parker should be prosecuted under the trade description act "posing as a football manager coach"
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:58 PM
 
KUNYE, YOU TALK UTTER RUBBISH AS ALWAYS.!! GO AND SUPPORT THE RUSSIANS TEAM, FULHAM TIL I DIE!!!
posted by The Real Roger (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:13 PM
 
KUNYE, YOU TALK UTTER RUBBISH AS ALWAYS.!! GO AND SUPPORT THE RUSSIANS TEAM, FULHAM TIL I DIE!!!
posted by The Real Roger (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:13 PM
 
KUNYE, YOU TALK UTTER RUBBISH AS ALWAYS.!! GO AND SUPPORT THE RUSSIANS TEAM, FULHAM TIL I DIE!!!
posted by The Real Roger (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:14 PM
 
The real roger a name that has never cropped up before, so presuming you dont want to use your normal moniker in case you get to much stick. A parker lovie if ever there was one.
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for me he does not do enough, he moves his arms in the air more than his legs. yes i love him as a fulham player but at times like today i want to see some more movement.
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Trouble is he gets surrounded by 3 defenders, need to use the space he then frees up but doesn’t have a partner who can take advantage
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:44 PM
 
To bloody slow
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SP picked the wrong side and came a cropper immediately and couldn’t recover. Anguissa should be first name on the team sheet Lemina was awful from the outset . Mitro should start because offensively the system is built around him . Cav isn’t good enough and hasn’t been since start of last season ! Now that we have him we should persist with RLC hope he comes good . Surely someone can score a penalty !
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My thoughts entirely,excellent summing up.
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:19 PM
 
My thoughts entirely,excellent summing up.
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:21 PM
 
Today we played an extremely good side, who have also beaten both Spurs and Crystal Palace at home this season, and we will play worse than that and win this season. Its not all doom and gloom and we will be picking up some good wins after the next three games, which nobody in the bottom four would be games expected to win, or even get any points from.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:24 PM
 
Have a look at the table and points. It's all doom and gloom.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:28 PM
 
I think we have a team capable of finishing mid table,but having a so called manager like Parker we are relegation candidates without doubt. A change must be made sooner than later if we are to be given any chance of survival.And to those who keep harping on about being given more time,he has had more than enough.What the hell was the Khans thinking on giving him a 3 year contract on what 3/5m per year
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:32 PM
 
I agree with your analysis, my thoughts entirely, excellent summing up.
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:38 PM
 
I agree, SP has had his chance and he has been found wanting.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:06 PM
 
We simply cannot miss penalties like this and hope to survive. Anguissa and Mitrovic were probably knackered after international duty which is why they didn’t start. Crosses were poor today. Loftus-Cheek should start. Agree Cavalheiro is not up to it and Lamina and Aina poor. Three relegation spots probably between four teams
posted by FFC forever (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:15 PM
 
I was so excited when we won the play offs and we won our spot back in the Premier League, but I am now beginning to wish we hadn't as the enjoyment is beginning to peter out, although it's early days. It would just be nice to start winning a few games, and that is the one reason that I miss the Championship. I know that we will all stick with it through thick and thin, but watching our team win games is mainly what it's all about.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:28 PM
 
 
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First Half Defence?????? Joint worst defence in the Premiership and more... No change there... What is the common denominator, I think leave that one with you to answer... I think we all know... Choice of starting line up of team today... CRAP!.. 3:1 down at half time says it all.. Backward passes, to many.. I could go on but its boring. Its the same old, same old....
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But Parker will say he takes all the positives and we won the second half. Some consolation I don't think.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:11 PM
 
I agree with AC, Lookman should have taken that penalty.How unlucky can we get ? We played very well at times and we will get out of this mess eventually, but maybe under a different coach, as now have my doubts about SP.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:12 PM
 
The difference in the second half is our players started marking players rather than marking space. If you spread you defence across box it leaves space for the ball to be placed in those spaces for attackers to run onto. If you mark a player you have a much better chance of stopping the ball. Sending 3 better player on the ones they replaced helped. If Parker shows in the next game he has learnt from that experience he is a decent manager if not sack him once we have found a top manager as replacement.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:23 PM
 
You think Parker is all of a sudden going to think. 'Hang on I've got it wrong all season I'll change the way I play. You ain't serious, it was a joke?
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:38 PM
 
I thought the game was about getting the ball into the opponents half of the field of play and scoring goals against them instead of playing a comfortable game in our own half then make a mistake and pay the price for the error. Or am I being to simple... Mmmm!... I wonder..
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:42 PM
 
 
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Are you scared of the truth?
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What was you saying Jim .
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th November 2020, 5:07 PM
 
 
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No doubt Parker will say "we can take away positives from our performance". For me the Grim Reaper is waiting on the touch line.
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The positive should be collecting his P45
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:56 PM
 
Not good enough....need a decent coach
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:58 PM
 
No idea where Aina was for all three of their goals. The first one he ran off up the pitch down the touch line before we even had full control of the ball so was way out of position, the second one again was miles away and the third he at least got within 2 metres of the Everton player but still that’s sh1te
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:59 PM
 
We were better second half but Parker should have made changes at half time. More easy giveaways from back/side passing, again Parker hasn't a clue on the best way to play with the modest players he has. We are not Barcelona. And who chooses the penalty takers. Why doesn't slow coach Mitro earn his keep? And why bring him on second half. He's just too slow for this league. 3 missed penalties lost us 4 points. We would be well clear at the moment. PARKER HAS TO GO.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:02 PM
 
Last week I said it was essential that we did not concede an early goal if we were to get anything from today's game. So, what do we do? Give the ball away and provide heir danger man a Christmas come early present.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:04 PM
 
NO RESPONCE FROM THE PARKER LOVIES
posted by cottager (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:11 PM
 
I am not a Parker lovee as you put it just fair minded but I was dismayed that Frank did not start or Mitro and why not only Parker can say.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:35 PM
 
Ken do you not think it is now time he was shown the door,if not a rational as to why not.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:49 PM
 
Surely Parker’s sacking is inevitable or are we going to be relegated with a whimper.....so why wait?
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:11 PM
 
 
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And we score?
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Unlikely but who could score for us from 12 yards?
posted by WILLIE2B (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:04 PM
 
My Granny said she would be willing to take them if someone would hold her walking stick.
posted by CS (Guest) - Friday 27th November 2020, 5:22 AM
 

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