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HOFFENHEIM TRIP FOR PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY The match at the PreZero Arena will kick-off at 5pm local time, with ticket information to follow in due course.
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When ?
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 2:14 PM
 
Bob ... Fulham will travel to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for a pre-season friendly on Saturday 10th August.
posted by Morpheus The God of dreams (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 2:47 PM
 
 
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Didn’t see that coming. Guess it’s all about playing the individual in his best position. Good luck to him
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You can’t deny the German and Italian leagues are not the standard of Premier League. Hence why hoofers like Kane look like Roy Race over there.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 11:44 AM
 
a lot of fulham fans have not forgotten his stupid penalty at west ham. maybe he is more grown up now.
posted by soloman sentipide (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 12:45 PM
 
it was an unforgettably bad penalty.
posted by Ron Jeremy's Dingleberry (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:05 PM
 
Paddy O’Doors ... if is so much stronger why the English teams did not make to the final ?
posted by Morpheus - The God of dreams (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:08 PM
 
It’s obvious it’s stronger because more people all over the world pay more to watch it. Basic economics. A better product attracts a higher premium. Most of these ‘top’ European sides are full of players who have tried and failed to make much of an impression in the Premier League.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:37 PM
 
O'Doors leading the way as usual!
posted by Time and a Word. (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:48 PM
 
Paddy O’Doors ... you mean more entertaining ! because there is a reason why Real Madrid is called Real Madrid and not Real Manchester lol
posted by Morpheus The God of dreams (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 2:34 PM
 
Time and a Word. ... other day I saw your cousin around here ... Time and a Sentence
posted by Morpheus The God of dreams (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 2:35 PM
 
 
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Strange how Toms not shown any desire or interest in playing for Scotland,can’t believe he’s of good enough.
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He can only show interest if he’s picked. So what do you want him to do? Beg? Gate crash? but really strange that all these years, he’s been overlooked by Scotland. Cairney is probably more English (born in Nottingham) than Scottish anyway!
posted by JohnC (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 10:36 PM
 
Tom Cairney has two Scottish senior caps. Last selected in 2017 when he was 25. He said in an interview only last year that he would have loved to have had many more caps for Scotland but sadly no further call ups since 2017
posted by Sam (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 6:22 AM
 
Tom’s two senior Scottish caps were both in friendlies played just over an hour in both. The first one was against Canada where he scored a goal and the other friendly was against Costa Rica. I’m not sure if playing in frirendlies classes as full international caps hence why Declan Rice was able to move from Republic of Ireland to England
posted by Sam (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 6:28 AM
 
I don’t expect him to beg or complain just can’t believe he’s not been picked.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 6:50 AM
 
Agreed especially as Tom has been playing regular first team football in the premier league over the last three seasons. Many of the Scotland call ups are from players playing in the Scottish premiership which is the equivalent of the English division one league
posted by Sam (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 7:05 AM
 
Fulham's gain Scotland's lost! they can continue to pick players from their Barbie league. He's too old not to be considered now anyway.
posted by JohnC (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10:02 AM
 
Fulham's gain Scotland's lost! they can continue to pick players from their Barbie league. He's too old not to be considered now anyway.
posted by JohnC (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10:02 AM
 
He’s not Scottish so I’m guessing he’s not bothered that much.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:39 PM
 
 
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Strange how Toms not shown any desire or interest in playing for Scotland,can’t believe he’s of good enough.
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 4:42 PM



 
As well as new 2yr offer to De Cordova-Reid, #Fulhamfc have also now informed Willian of their wish to renew his contract and he is considering it. Interest from other clubs in other countries too though. #ffc skysports.com/transfer-centre
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I think we need to look beyond Willian and release his wages for younger players
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 11:24 AM
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 4:32 PM



 
Man United 11,335 MINS, Chelsea 8,213 MINS, Liverpool 7,069 MINS, Newcastle 5,730 MINS, Crystal Palace 5,441 MINS, Luton 683 MINS, Fulham 89 (Eighty-nine) MINS (only one player for these minutes - Luke Harris), Everton 11 minutes.
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These stats really to prove Marco has no faith in players from the academy. Of those 89 minutes 75 was Harris playing against Man City with the enforced sub due to Cairney’s injury in the 15th minute. The other 14 minutes was Harris getting 2-3 minutes at the very end of several premier league matches
posted by Sam (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 6:33 AM
 
 
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When I started watching football back in the early 1950's there were no subsitutes allowed. If you got really hurt and had to go off the team was down to 10 men. Three substitute players on the bench ought to be enough for an 11 a side match. Some teams this year turned out with two substitute goal keepers, what's the good of that? Why do the powers that be keep meddling with our game, after is football not like freedom, democracy and fair play some of the best things in the world today?
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Actually, you might remember also that if a player wasn’t that badly injured, but was revived with the magic sponge and bucket of cold water and could hobble a bit, then they’d play him on the wing for the rest of the game. Imagine that today!
posted by peterjeremy - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 4:06 PM
 
Saw macedo playing on the wing after coming out of goal after injuring his shoulder played with it strapped up
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 5:32 PM
 
Great idea might stop good players joining big clubs and being bench warmers and even things up a bit
posted by Magicman - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 9:08 PM
 
Agree 3 more than enough. Reckon we’ll end up with defence and offence changing depending on the state of play. Least ways if these American owners get their way. Oh! whatever happened to that beautiful game?
posted by Observer (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10:41 AM
 
rich, there is nothing wrong with two goalkeepers being listed, there are more of them being injured nowadays, so as a safeguard, its viable to include two. also, an outfield player going in goal normally gives an unfair advantage to the opposition, as the player is not doing the job he was meant to do. personally, i would drop to four subs, but it wont happen. too much dosh at stake.
posted by paddy mcgintys goat (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 12:57 PM
 
i dont know how players today would have coped with the rules back in the 1960s,there is too much protection nowadays, and i agree with the allocation of subs, make it two maximum.
posted by herne bay jethro (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:32 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 1:39 PM



 
The Club is delighted to announce that Jonathan Esenga and Samuel Amissah have signed their first professional deals. The defensive duo have played key roles for both Ali Melloul’s Under-18s side and Hayden Mullins’ Under-21s this season. JONATHAN ESENGA Jon broke into the U21s team at the start of the campaign when he was just 16 – and he has gone on to make 10 appearances for Mullins’ side in PL2 this season. He starred in last week's Premier League Cup Final win over Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage. A strong passer and set-piece taker, the left-sided defender was handed his England U17s debut back in October, making his debut alongside Amissah. Fulham defender Jonathan Esenga puts pen to paper on his first pro deal “It’s a great feeling,” said Jon. “I’ve been at the Club since the age of five. It feels like all the hard work is paying off and hopefully this is just the start of great things to come. “I’ve had a sniff of First Team football having been involved in some training and that just makes you want it more. I need to keep working hard daily. I’ve been trying to take each day, each session and each game as it comes and apply myself 110 per cent. “It's a real blessing to get to this next stage in my career, and I just thank God as it's all possible through him.” SAMUEL AMISSAH It’s been a fantastic season for Samuel, who only made his U21s debut last September. He scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 victory against Derby County on just his second U21s appearance. A versatile defender who is comfortable on both feet, Samuel has also received international recognition this season and is currently away with England U17s at the European Championships in Cyprus. Fulham defender Samuel Amissah puts pen to paper on his first pro deal “I’m very excited to be signing a professional contract here at Fulham,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve been dreaming of since I was a kid. To finally put pen to paper is a really good feeling. “I want to keep excelling with the 21s and then push on to get as many opportunities with the First Team as possible. “I want to thank all of the coaching staff, physios, my family and everybody that’s been a part of my journey up to this point.”
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Diversity at its finest. Bit like the adverts nowadays.
posted by Paddy O'Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 9:14 PM
 
Another two names to forget until they either move into Div 2 or quit the game entirely
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11:22 PM
 
Ted ... so many people here seems to have a crystal ball ... could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery ?
posted by Morpheus The God of dreams (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 1:12 PM
 
 
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Anyone laying odds?
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Franks too Chelsea.
posted by Time and a Place. (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 9:14 AM
 
sam: none whatsoever. they only come to fulham.
posted by berry (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11:29 AM
 
Time for a change!
posted by Time Was. (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 1:05 PM
 
Brighton muppet going there’
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 5:45 PM
 
Or maybe Jose Mourinho AGAIN!!!? Have you noticed that he is hanging around like a bad smell lately? Jose Mourinho appointed manager again and then sacked after one season simply because he will go back to Chelsea with the same ole' same ole ideas and routine that went out in the 80's or something. No Essien, No Drogba who was technically a Claudio Ranieri signing but Ranieri wasn't there to see his team bear fruit after finishing second in the league. Mourinho will ignore the youth and bring in his fancy's .
posted by OWEN - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 7:22 PM
 
George Best’s birthday.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 7:33 PM
 
Best footballer I ever saw all things considered paddy
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 8:27 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7:20 PM



 
The English Transfer Window opens on the 14th June and closes on 30 August. Please do not complain if we have not acquired any players before the !4th June.
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Well done Time!
posted by Time and a Word. (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 9:04 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 21st May 2024, 3:49 PM



 
Our governments are very good at criticising other nations on the behaviour of their governments. Is ours any better? How many scandals can we take? How each and every prime ministers (any parties) and government only have their own personal and party interest at heart. Meanwhile we are using billions and billions of tax money paying off for their lies. How many more billions will we have to pay when the Covid injury is over. Sorry, rant over!
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It appears that in the Uk LYING ~ INCOMPETANCE ~ and general FRAUD does not seem to be a bar from holding office,,an example is ANDY BURNHAM ~ in charge of the tainted blood scandal ED DAVEY senior government minister in the post office scandal. Pending investigation these people should not only be bared from government office,suspension + salary embargo. and future band from holding any UK ministerial office.
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 4:37 PM
 
We have dropped from 3 to 8th place in the european desirable places to live. The country is f...ed and with admitting the worlds flotsam and jetsam on the scale we are doing it can only get worse.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 4:41 PM
 
If the Government makes a mistake its civil servants will be trying to find ways of delaying or avoiding the costs. This is an attitude problem if civil servants were trained to serve the public like their masters are, Government would act very differently. The downside, as some people would see it, is that tax would have increase to pay for immediate payment of the cost of errors.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7:05 PM
 
Da place is gwate for me innit. Fwee fings and house and wotnot innit.
posted by Back of lorry (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11:51 AM
 
That's ok, the little people will pay for all the f ups while the already wealthy continue to hoard even more money, but soon we'll be able to vote for more of the same.
posted by Jm (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 1:29 PM
 
YES .... I should known I worked for it!
posted by Rich of Cambirdge (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 3:29 PM
 
Playing a system of only one up top is always a bit risky.
posted by Sir Craven (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 6:06 PM
 
I wouldn't call a few sandwiches and coke at a birthday working party corrupt. That nonsense is not even worth printing because essential workers were hard at work in covid and they didn't die. The lockdown which cost billions was the wrong call on top of all the money doled out. I believe it is the biggest money give out ever and from a conservative government which in itself is unbelievable. There is a saying' be careful what you wish for' and Starmer who will win the next election will not give out more money. Labour will say year in and year out that the Tories have made too much of a mess to fix until their 4 years is up then the likes of Angela Rayner who is clueless along with her boss Starmer and Rachel Reeves who is in charge of accounts will not be able to fix lego because they don't have the brains. Our problem is a world crisis on biblical proportions and never seen before this century up till now. Lockdowns made us more lazy and some workforce don't want the office 5 days a week. More jobs but no takers, more kids going to school after 9 o clock no one cares, More fly tipping, more protestors taking over the joint, more murders in cold blood in public more prisoners release early maybe Ukraine can find a use for them, etc etc. Oh well' back to Fulham, or i should say the Euro's...
posted by OWEN - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 7:55 PM
 
Not bad all things considered ( seen a lot of this world and weather apart rate uk. Higher than that
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Will the fans boo him like we do to Elliot and maybe also Roberts when he comes back as player for another team? Situation slightly different as he’s not an academy player. Nevertheless, we will miss out in the region £15m transfer fee for him. I think he’s been super professional this year. Cynics will say he’s played well because he wants to be on the shop window but you can see the commitment.
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Maybe he will give he's large signing on fee to charity?
posted by Turlough O'C (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 1:23 PM
 
Another grifter, probably with a house full of panda skin sofas, he’s got so much dosh. Van der Saar signed a contract prior to leaving so we’d get a fee for him. Don’t blame Tosin though, it’s a short career and he’s probably good to his mum. Hope he does well at Brentford.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 2:12 PM
 
Little bees can’t afford his wages
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 4:59 PM
 
Tosin is decent but not brilliant so we can get someone better to replace him.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7:22 PM
 
Tosin is decent but not brilliant so we can get someone better to replace him.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7:22 PM
 
My friend lost his car. His name’s Carlos.
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Marco has confirmed Jay will be in the first team next season. Let’s hope he does not get treated the same way as Luke Harris who spent most of that season as a non playing sub and if he did get a run it was 2-3 minutes at the end if matches when we were 3-0 ahead. He never once started Harris in a premier league match. The one match where he played 75 minutes was away to Man City that was enforced massive injuries Tom Cairney got injured after 15 minutes and Harris was the only midfielder on the bench that day - let’s pray Jay not treated the same.
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Let the silly season begin. Total BS from most posters from here to august.
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 12:09 AM
 
Sess is free. Shall we bring him back. I don’t think he can expect anyone to pay him £40-50k a week that he’s on. So worth a punt if he accepts a big pay cut?? Good backup for Robinson.
posted by JohnC (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 8:13 AM
 
Never rated sess a full back could he play a Willian type roll might be worth looking at relegated prem clubs lads and Leicester bearing in mind their finances ( Ross Barclay ?. One or two at Luton couple at Leicester
posted by Ioitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 9:44 AM
 
Marco should be starting Harris not sending him to division one. He is meant to be our wonderkid the best 18 year olds are with their first teams in the premier league Luke will be 20 next year we can’t have Marco forget about him
posted by Pete (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 10:01 AM
 
Harris not good enough for our first team by a long way !
posted by Bob (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 11:43 AM
 
Harris will go to s Div 2 team this year
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 12:28 PM
 
Luke Harris is going back to division one Exeter for the whole season
posted by Leon (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 5:02 PM
 
ted, you know, perhaps there should be a closed season for six weeks or so, as there is so much drivel in that period of the summer on this site. the silly season you mentioned has continnued into the real one, and there is little or nothing to discuss about the club. it would also give everyone a break from luke harris, buzzi b, and other annoyances.
posted by berry (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11:39 AM
 
 
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Is marco going down the parker route in not giving youth a chance.Known as the dads army team due to pur players ages. Its a dam good job Phil Foden was not in our Academy
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I must say his view on youth seems very akin to parkers way of thinking.
posted by FRED (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:00 PM
 
Yes Marco wants experienced youngsters. It was only Fabio he trusted but that was back in the days of us being a championship side. The academy lads would struggle in the premier league and Marco is fully aware of that as many of the better academy lads train daily with the first team
posted by Leon (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 7:59 PM
 
Good, few of them ever make it. Ditch the Academy and but experienced players, the youth policy has never worked apart from maybe The Busby Babes but football was very different back then.
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 12:11 AM
 
Of course with the Busby Babes it was possible to pronounce the surnames.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7:31 PM
 
pete, marco is nothing like parker, he knows what he is doing.as you are totally obsessed with luke harris, maybe you should stick to that.
posted by jolly jack tar (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11:44 AM
 
Marco is also obsessed with Luke Harris using him to keep the first team bench warm
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The Premier League is considering the future of VAR, which was supposed to clean up the image of the professional game in this country. Jurgen Klopp claimed that VAR is killing the rythm and pace of games in the Premiership. If only our players would stick to the rules and obey the Referees whistle, like the younger kids, then perhaps we could return to the game as we knew it. I want not only all the Premiership clubs to have their say, but the fans too. After all its our money and bums on seats that keep these players in their financial dreamlands.
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A sad indictment of society as a whole. No one obeys rules anymore anywhere. The country has changed beyond recognition and will never come back. VAR has ruined the game but I imagine there are too many palms being greased for it to be got rid of. We are now a nation of grifters, especially the 650 in parliament, weak talentless people, with a lack of qualification, wisdom and most of all self control.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 3:29 PM
 
KLOP DOES NOT LIKE VAR, what a joke he has had more decisions go his way than probably any other prem" manager
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 3:51 PM
 
We are looking to buy your former mam o reiley 10 /15 mil, one that slipped through your net i believe
posted by KEW (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:03 PM
 
We are looking to buy your former mam o reiley 10 /15 mil, one that slipped through your net i believe
posted by KEW (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:03 PM
 
If you do get Matt O Reilly hope it works out for him,Celtic probably about league 1 level your gonna end up there anyway
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:49 PM
 
He is championship level you're welcome to him!
posted by Bob (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:50 PM
 
Not sure how the conversation gone from VAR to academy!! On VAR, it will be a massive mistake to scrap it! Do you really want to bring back play acting and cheats!! The game was spilt but theatrical dives, fake injuries and foul play when the refs are not looking. Do you really want to see all that again. If you think there’s bias in VAR, just remember what it was like 10-30 years ago. The ref makes decisions in favour of the home cloud or the big clubs. We have to patient and hope VAR can improve and speed up the decision process. So don’t let wolves to convince you that it’s not working.
posted by JohnC (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 10:04 PM
 
I think fans need to vote with there feet by boycotting games I have decided to stop going to games the powers that be are absolutely ruining football with the constant tinkering they just make it up when it suits them you just haven’t got a clue anymore about how they arrive at lots of decisions I have to agree with Jurgen klopp it is completely spoiling the flow of the game and I would much prefer football without VAR
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 11:30 PM
 
Marco attitude is correct, keep it but drastically improve it. That will be the committees attitude in the main I think. Speed it up for one thing, why does it take so long to draw a a line.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 9:35 AM
 
Little bee Kew very few of our so called gems have made it in fact at the moment I can only think of the one at Liverpool ( early days there yet ) all the rest are scattered far and wide earning a few bob But not pulling up trees He won’t be no different
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 9:56 AM
 
kew, after the feeble season your sorry club has encountered, i think you have a nerve to come onto this site at all. KEEP o reilly, he was never goio ng to make it at fulham. he should set his sights a lot lower- like with you.
posted by beeswatter (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 2:28 PM
 
wow. Littles bees paying 15 mill for ffc misfit need reduced to playing Scottish football good luck on that our acadamy boys usually. Land up in championship or lower league. He will with you next season if hes daft enough to join you
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2024, 8:45 AM
 
Var or not players always cheat and still get away with it var here to stay sadly need stronger refs to make decisions been watching football a long time rarely see a ref that was wrong even when he was that’s the beauty of the game
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It may have only been against luton but tim gave me much more confidence than tosin or diop
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Can't play two left footed CBs as witnessed earlier in the season. Against Luton we got away with it, against a decent team we get smashed.
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 12:14 AM
 
The Luton match exposed Silva’s earlier decision to play Bassey on the right side. Ream handled the move much better. He should’ve shifted over earlier in the season when Bassey was obviously struggling.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7:42 AM
 
I am a big Ream fan, but I thought he looked terrible and uncomfortable on the right. Numerous poor touches and poor passes because he couldn't control the ball well enough. A right footed center back is a must this offseason. Perhaps Davidson Sanchez? He would be pretty cheap and has a load of Prem experience. I think Sanchez would do well under Marco's leadership.
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Why does this web site keep saying sorry error and post is scrapped.How ever once again will try, in close season we will of course hear the usual crap , we are looking ,will make an offer , might do , but then maybe , he wants to much , then marco will start screaming about lack of commitment, the board will ignore him and carry on playing golf i suppose then trawl the a and e units for a few squad members ,and sign one player on first week in august , FULHAM , i know you so well.
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-and a really cheerful, joyous summer to you, archie.
posted by noted and voted (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 12:18 PM
 
You know it makes sense ,look at last season , 3 center backs none who seem to click in any format, no striker worth talking about, a muscle man no one wanted did nothing,susic, need i go on .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 2:08 PM
 
-and a really cheerful, joyous summer to you,archie
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In grassroots young lads are in their first teams at 16. In professional football clubs 17 / 18 year olds are called professional footballers but the majority spend most of these “professional years” playing in U18 and U21 academy football. Fulham you need to establish who you feel have a chance of making it in the pro game and ensure all of the players are on loan by their 19th birthday “at the very very latest” unless you deem them good enough to have regular playing time (rather than sitting on the bench) in the first team
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If there's one criticism of Marco Silva is his risk taking in bringing in youngsters. Fulham until recently have been credited of developing young players like Brigg, Sess, Roberts, Betts, Woodrow, Elliot and most recently Cav. But Marco have yet (in my memory) developed a kid into a first time player, and to my knowledge even in the squad. I am sure we have some youngsters, including those been on loans, who are good enough to take a small risk on. I know we are fans are hypocrites in that if he played a kid and we lose a game, we will complain. but Marco is always safety first and he needs to take some personal risk to develop a kid.
posted by JohnC (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 9:55 AM
 
It will be another close season of may be, might do , looking at , will make an offer,dont think so, and will get a few average players in on august opening day, Marc will make a few angry gestures to the board and they will laugh at him and trawl the a and e units to locate some squad members , Fulham !!!! i know you so well. coyw supprise us and marco.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 9:56 AM
 
Yesterday was a classic example away to Luton not even a glimpse of an BBC academy player on the bench. Last season when Fulham was safe he had Luke Harris on the bench for the last six games of the season and gave him no minutes. Clearly he didn’t trust Harris to impact a game. The only time he gives a debut to an academy player is in the EFL cup if it’s against a low level team, then he does not play them again. He started young Luc De Forgelles last season in defence highly praised his performance and never played him again. If Harvey Elliott had stayed at Fulham would he have played under Marco when he was 19?
posted by Jonjo (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 11:43 AM
 
We have 20/21/22 year olds in our U21s that’s not good we need the best 16/17 year olds playing in this age group like the other top academies
posted by Leon (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 11:50 AM
 
Scrub the accadamy it gives us nothing just a big outlay .
posted by poinless (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 2:09 PM
 
20 + year olds in your academy, so what, your team is known as DADS ARMY.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:06 PM
 
Buzzturd , stfu!
posted by Boh (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 6:52 PM
 
We have a few Academy players who may get on the fringe of the squad but we do not have a Foden in the quad. Marco is a fan of good players what ever age they are.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 20th May 2024, 9:47 PM
 
you do tread boldly, dont you? for a supporter of a club that has been useless all season, is the worst club in london in the premiership, though you dont have a london postcode, you still come on here and get dismantled every time. oh yes , didnt dads army finish above you?. best you worried about how you are going to replace the bookies friend next season, and not interfere on this site with what almost certainly doesnt concern you.
posted by buzzi bextermination squad (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 2:41 PM
 
more drivel, buzzi. dads army finished above you, your pathetic lot have gone as far as they ever will. worry about replacing the bookies friend, and if matt o reilly is your idea of a big signing, it sums all of you up.
posted by crushed bee society (Guest) - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 3:01 PM
 
Yes the old uns picked up a cup in the week when did your young guns last win anything
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 5:51 PM
 
Yes the old uns picked up a cup in the week when did your young guns last win anything
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In grassroots young lads are in their first teams at 16. In professional football clubs 17 / 18 year olds are called professional footballers but the majority spend most of these “professional years” playing in U18 and U21 academy football. Fulham you need to establish who you feel have a chance of making it in the pro game and ensure all of the players are on loan by their 19th birthday “at the very very latest” unless you deem them good enough to have regular playing time (rather than sitting on the bench) in the first team
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The reality is, plenty of players mature later. Look at Dan Burn @ Newcastle and Matty O'Reilly @ Celtic. Compare them to Fabio Carvahlo and Ryan Sessegnon. Fab and Sess played loads of first team football as teenagers and their careers stalled. Burn and O'Reilly barely got a sniff in the first team and have gone on to have excellent careers. Playing in the first team as a teenager is overrated.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 8:52 PM
 
You play 19 year old if the manager thinks they are good enough, I am not convinced we have any 19 year olds who are anywhere near good enough to get in our squad.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 21st May 2024, 12:23 PM
 
Celtic would not hold there own in the championship 2nd rate league up there
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What a thoroughly enjoyable game of football to finish the season on,COYW
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Very entertaining match, shame all the other teams are not as bad them, if they were we could have won the League
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 19th May 2024, 6:06 PM
 
20 points clear of the bottom 3 too.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 6:06 PM
 
yes it was a good game. Shame we could not have picked up another few points from the winnable games we lost.
posted by putney pete (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 9:34 PM
 
yes it was a good game. Shame we could not have picked up another few points from the winnable games we lost.
posted by putney pete (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 9:34 PM
 
A of a bittsa season. We’re better than 14th. Some real highs but a few too many lows. Onwards and upwards. Enjoy your summer…..and the cricket.
posted by Observer (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 7:58 AM
 
it was the away form that let us down .another four more wins ,it would have been a different story. however, we didnt do too badly, as we were never anywhere near relegation at any time. apparently we have the oldest squad in the premiership, so there must be changes in the summer-ideas, anyone?
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The final game of the Premier League sees Fulham travel to Bedfordshire to take on Luton Town. The Kenilworth Road clash lacks the tension that it might have done with the Hatters, who have performed admirably in the top flight after a difficult start, needing a twelve goal swing to climb above Nottingham Forest and complete an unlikely escape act. Marco Silva has urged his side to finish the season strongly after an underwhelming run that has seen them win just one of their last eight matches – whilst denying that his charges have been easing through games after securing safety impressively. Silva’s main selection dilemmas – aside from whether to give some fringe players a run out – will concern the make up of his defence. Issa Diop is suspended after being shown a second yellow card having conceded a penalty deep into stoppage time against a rampant Manchester City side last weekend. The experienced Tim Ream is the obvious replacement, but restoring the veteran American to the back four would repeat a scenario that saw Fulham struggle earlier in the season: a pair of left footed central defenders as he comes in to partner Calvin Bassey. The Nigerian international looked well below par as a right-sided centre back. The biggest question is whether the highly-rated Luc de Fougerolles, fresh from helping the under-21s win the Premier League Cup on yesterday, is ready for a Premier League debut. The eighteen year-old is already a senior international with Canada and was impressive enough at Ipswich Town in the League Cup earlier this season. Naturally right-footed, confident on the ball and strong in the air, this would be a selection with a view to the future – and help us learn something about the youngster’s suitability for the top flight. Silva did talk about other alternatives during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Joao Palhinha has slotted into a defensive role for Portugal, whilst Kenny Tete was discussed as an emergency centre back. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been ruled out of Euro 2004 with a shoulder problem, but is likely to be available for the season finale – even if long-standing deputy Marek Rodak deserves a taste of league action at the end of another frenetic campaign. Sasa Lukic will again miss out in midfield so it will be interesting to see what composition Silva goes for in the engine room. Tom Cairney has been used mainly off the bench in recent weeks, but the classy captain’s precise passing would be tailor made for prising open the Luton defence. It was intriguing to see Alex Iwobi and Andreas Pereira swapping positions in a fluid midfield as Silva sought a tactical change to trouble Manchester City. That obviously didn’t work against the champions’ elect with Pep Guardiola’s side weathering a strong start from the Cottagers to win with ease, but Iwobi’s versatility is something that could be successfully used against other Premier League sides in the future. Luton, who will probably pay for not getting enough wins in the run-in, are only without Tom Lockyer after the captain’s collapse at Bournemouth earlier this season. Happily, the erudite centre back has made a strong recovery and Rob Edwards has no injury worries after winger Chiedozie Ogbene made his comeback from injury in last week’s devastating defeat at West Ham. The Hatters have plenty of Fulham connections in their squad with former Fulham youth prospect Elijah Adebayo, who scored against the Whites in the Championship two years ago, having hit double figures in the Premier League. Cauley Woodrow, back with his boyhood club, has been mainly used as a substitute.
 
 
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Good luck to our Emma in the USA...
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More Time is Now!
posted by Ethel's Clapper. (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 12:20 PM
 
Cottage bouncing already! Cravenettes booked for half time and half price Red Barrel in the Greyhound.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 3:23 PM
 
Roll out the barrel!
posted by Krebs (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 6:24 PM
 
I used to like the Greyhound, what a shame. I didn’t like red barrel though.
posted by Smith (Guest) - Monday 20th May 2024, 5:28 AM
 
Better explain that post to our younger fans paddy !! Remember the greyhound well mad Duncan and his two rocweilers Had to visit his pub after hours to do some business them dogs used to scare the cr—- p out of me
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If you type in "opal farts" there is some Russian website that tork aboot fat pazzers!
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Let's not talk about "Farley's" on this website please.
posted by Pete Tasker (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 9:02 AM
 
It’s a helicopter repair website. Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
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Hayden Tackers as he's known in the Baseball Minor Laegues.
posted by The Time Is Ncw - Saturday 18th May 2024, 5:41 PM
 
Why are you trying to impersonate me?
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Marco Silva has urged the Fulham board to match his ambitions over the summer as he insists the club ‘have to aim for something more’ next season. The Portuguese head coach has surpassed expectations at Craven Cottage, comfortably guiding the Whites to mid-table safety in both of their Premier League campaigns having won the Championship in his first season at Craven Cottage. Silva admits that he needs to be ‘realistic’ in planning the next steps as he feels they are plenty of top flight sides better equipped to qualify for Europe than Fulham at present. He told his pre-match press conference before the final game of the season at Luton on Sunday: “I am the manager of this football club and improvements will be there, I’m 100 per cent sure. But I don’t like to just use words. After, you have to have the actions. Not everything is in my hands. All the managers and clubs want the same improvements, and you have to see actions. I told the board that stuff. We have to prepare ourselves completely differently. The plan is already there, and let’s see what we’ll be capable to do. I’m not saying our ambition depends on how much we spend, because it’s not just that. It’s going to depend on many, many things that are not just in my hands.” We have to aim for something more. When you talk about European competitions, if you look at this country right now, you have the top six, you have two clubs that are really close to the top six. One of them played Champions League football last season — Newcastle — and Aston Villa is going to play Champions League. I’ve already put eight clubs there, and I can put more if you want? Silva wants the Whites to be ambitious in their recruitment during the close season. “[Our ambition] is dependent on the ambition we show in the market, our capacity to convince players to come to our club. Many, many things. For it to be very competitive in this league depends on many factors. We have to be really professional. To fight for something that right now is not realistic, we have to do the things almost perfectly over the next two or three months.”
 
 
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Marco clearly finds it difficult giving minutes to our young players directly from premier league 2. He sent Harris out on loan at 18. If any of them are going to make it in pro football they need to send our best 18 year olds on loan now rather than keeping them in the U21s. I dislike seeing 19,20 and 21 year olds in the youth system who have had no experience of men’s football
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Agree with you Sam Georgios Okkas will be 21 in October still playing U21 football. He has no chance of making it in the Fulham first team and will end up leaving the club on a free transfer. The club would have spent hundreds of thousands developing him to receive nothing back. They should not be extending contracts that take lads up to 22-23 years old and receive nothing back other than the boys pocketing a few grand a week in wages for playing U21 football.
posted by Leon (Guest) - Saturday 18th May 2024, 9:23 AM
 
Good report about the under 21s giving extended contracts to players reaching 21 agree 100 pc well put 19 or 20 on loan or wave goodbye.
posted by MickTheBeard - Sunday 19th May 2024, 2:43 PM
 
If the club rate the boy Callum Osmand who scored three goals in the premier league cup don’t waste his career keeping him in the U21s send him to a division one club next season. Otherwise Osmand will reach his 19th birthday in November with no experience of men’s football. The secret scout is a big believer that lads who make it in the pro game play exactly as they did in youth football when transitioning into men’s football. Osmand is realistically playing against 16/17 year olds as the top academies push their players earlier into u21 football
posted by Sam (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 8:23 PM
 
In grassroots young lads are in their first teams at 16. In professional football clubs 17 / 18 year olds are called professional footballers but the majority spend most of these “professional years” playing in U18 and U21 academy football. Fulham you need to establish who you feel have a chance of making it in the pro game and ensure all of the players are on loan by their 19th birthday “at the very very latest” unless you deem them good enough to have regular playing time (rather than sitting on the bench) in the first team
posted by Jonjo (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 9:47 PM
 
Jonjo (Guest) ... it does not works like that ... is not black and white nor FIFA Football Manager ... I am afraid ... each player has its own development and besides that there is also the first team manager Marco who I know likes to hold the academy players for one or two season training with the first team as he thinks the player would develop more with him than going to a lower division club
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Just saw an article showing the league table without VAR.. we would be 10th!
 
 
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Man U's Amrabat is not good enough for FFC in fact HR and Lukic are much better hope the rumours are wrong about FFC signing .
 
 
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He nailed on for the first team squad
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The academy players who won the U21 premier league cup are much better than Luke Harris he should stay with Exeter in division one that’s his level no higher
posted by Leon (Guest) - Saturday 18th May 2024, 9:19 PM
 
NO ONE PETE is interested in Luke Harris just give it a rest
posted by Sam (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 5:13 AM
 
We are interested!!
posted by Burnham on Sea Sunday harriers (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 9:04 AM
 
Fulham going to send Luke Harris back to Exeter on loan for a season a bit gutted about that
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Marco Silva believes Joao Palhinha will be at Fulham next season. The Fulham head coach told his pre-match press conference ahead of his side’s final Premier League fixture of the campaign at Luton Town on Sunday that he was not concerned about the Portuguese midfielder leaving Craven Cottage in the summer. Palhinha was the subject of a deadline day bid from Bayern Munich, but the move fell through as the Whites were unable to find a replacement for the former Sporting Lisbon schemer. The 28 year-old has since signed a new contract with the Cottagers and Silva was emphatic about before the Portuguese international’s importance to his side and his future with Fulham. “He’s been a key player for us. He was a player I really pushed to convince him to come to our football club. Last season he made a huge impact. This season, even after the situation in August and with all that noise, he was able to turn it around. Of course, he is a key player for us. He is going to play in the last game. Let’s hope he has a good [Euro 2024] tournament. Next season he is going to be here.”
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according to one of the newsnow websites, he is available for 17 million. nonsense! i honestly believe if he was meant to have gone, it would have happened. this season will probably be his peak, it would be good if he played it at the cottage.
posted by yet another kilroy (Guest) - Saturday 18th May 2024, 1:33 PM
 
its that troublemaking sky germany reporter florian pettenberg who has spread the stories about the club prepared to accept " much less" for jp, which considering the contract he signed, isint likely. why cant they all behave themselves?
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Fair play to Fulham’s under 21s who produced a far more fitting sign off to the season at Craven Cottage than their senior counterparts managed by winning the Premier League Cup in some style with a complete demolition of Tottenham Hotspur last night. Callum Osmand’s hat-trick heroics have already hogged the headlines, but this success was a team effort that had its genesis in the bold decision to hand control of the under-21 side over to Hayden Mullins last summer. The former Crystal Palace and West Ham midfielder was an intriguing choice as the Whites looked to build on the success of returning to the PL2’s top flight under Steve Wigley and his progressive coaching methods have delivered in spades. The most impressive part of this victory was the way in which the young Whites comprehensive picked apart their opponents, who had finished top of the league table at the end of the regular season, and strolled to a comfortable victory at Motspur Park only a matter of weeks ago. There is a constant debate about the purpose of under-21 football and the value of results at this level as you look to give young players a pathway towards senior football, but Fulham’s football was spellbinding and a number of these talents should have a significant future in the professional game. Osmand has enjoyed an exceptional season for both the under-18s and under-21s and took his chance to shine on the big stage impressively. But there were peerless performances all over the pitch. We know about the potential of Luc de Fougerolles, who kept Spurs’ myriad of attacking threats very quiet alongside the equally miserly Harvey Araujo – and both centre halves were equally adept at distributing the ball, which is non-negotiable in the modern game. It will be interesting to see whether the Canadian international gets a chance to make his Premier League debut at Luton on Sunday in the absence of the suspended Issa Diop. Both full backs were exceptional. Devan Tanton has been outstanding all year and deservedly won the Johnny Haynes’ academy player of the year trophy for achieving such consistency as a forward-thinking right back. Jon Esenga was unfortunately forced off early through injury but his appetite for attacking was considerable and, as a dead-ball specialist, he posed particular problems for an overworked Tottenham goalkeeper in Luca Gunter. The midfield was a real maturity about it at this level. New Zealand talent Matt Dibley-Dias has done very well to battle back from an untimely injury that prevented him from making his international debut and has forged an excellent partnership in the engine room alongside Delano McCoy-Splatt, who has already received senior international caps from Jamaica. Adrion Pajaziti, who made his senior debut in Marco Silva’s first season, has been a mainstay in this side for a number of years and will be looking to make his mark in the senior ranks next season whilst the talents of Terrell Works, a livewire on the wing, and the tenacious George Okkas – who scored Fulham’s fourth just after half time – were on full display last night. The most encouraging element of the academy’s development is that there are plenty of other players whose potential was not on view last night. Ali Melloul’s under-18 side has a number of youngsters that we will really need to keep an eye on, whilst this Cup final success came without Josh King – the latest sensation to have come off the Motspur Park conveyor belt – playing a minute. Silva has already shown he is willing to give young talent the opportunity to express itself and, after lifting silverware in such style, there’s no doubt that Fulham’s future is very bright indeed.
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Yes, Osram are opening a factory near Motspur Park.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 3:27 PM
 
And a flock pigs will be flying over Cottage singing in perfect pitch.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 17th May 2024, 4:06 PM
 
In the last 20 years 50 of Chelsea's ex academy players have made it to the first team but only three have achieved regular places, the rest have left the Club, the majority have not stayed footballers. As a means of producing first team players an Academy does seem at all efficient.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 17th May 2024, 7:42 PM
 
Chelsea’s academy has been revealed as the most profitable in the Premier League. This is according to the CIES Football Observatory who have calculated the revenue generated by clubs from academy sales over the last 10 years. The Blues have relied on their Cobham academy to produce top quality players for the first team as well as providing the club with a good source of income. The Stamford Bridge outfit have raised £299m from academy sales over the past decade with the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori , Tino Livramento and Ruben Loftus Cheek all being sold. The biggest fee Chelsea have received for an academy player is the £55m they got for Mount from Manchester United in summer 2023. Not all academy stars are sold with Cobham graduates Conor Gallagher, Levi Colwill and club captain Reece James all important players under Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Liverpool are the other Premier League clubs to appear on the list whilst Benfica are rated the most valuable academy in the world having generated £442m through academy sales in the past 10 years. Chelsea could be busy again in the summer with academy sales with the likes of Ian Maatsen, Trevoh Chalobah and Armando Broja all expected to be sold, whilst doubt remains surrounding Gallagher’s future with the midfielder only having a year left on his contract come the end of the season. In this period Chelsea have sold 28 players that have come through the ranks at Cobham.
posted by Jonjo (Guest) - Saturday 18th May 2024, 5:03 AM
 
Take a leaf out of the Bees book and scrap under 21/ youth/ academy teams and save about 10/15m per season
posted by KEW (Guest) - Saturday 18th May 2024, 7:49 PM
 
If we built an 80,000 all seater stadium on the site of the Academy we could become a big club, especially if we can build a huge parking area around it.
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KEW .... That is NOT true! The little bees did not scrap under 21 nor under 18 they have just changed the name of under 21 for B team and added older players, what they have scrapped was the younger age groups... Therefore I am sure you do not know by doing that they have lost a lot of players I will just mention one Tyrick Mitchell from Crystal Palace who is valued over 22 million pounds (That is just one player) therefore they have saved the money from the academy operation but at the same time they have lost much more money on players that have left on a free to other clubs what is not published by the club nor the press as you can see it does not makes sense at all lol another point that you do not know neither is that to take part in any UEFA competition you must have an academy otherwise your club will not be accepted that is why little bee now is re-opening their academy (good luck in finding players after what they have done!) and finally last time their marvellous B team (with older players ) played against Fulham u21 the result was Brentford B Team 0 v 6 Fulham U21s so take your conclusions from there ...
posted by Thor - the hammer in your head (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 10:14 AM
 
The Time Is Now ... please see the above reply if is not enough reason, still 80,000 all seater stadium on the site of the Academy is not possible because is the same site of FFC first team training grounds otherwise FFC will have no place to do their training ...
posted by Thor - the hammer in your head (Guest) - Sunday 19th May 2024, 10:22 AM
 
The size of the Academy area has been doubled there is plenty of room to build what I have suggested and with the Cottage plenty of room for training and an Academy.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 19th May 2024, 6:18 PM
 
It will not happen of course as the majority of Fulham supporters think the Cottage is more important than success. We will continue as a decent Championship team who has periods in the Premier League.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 19th May 2024, 6:32 PM
 
80 thousand stadium never happen and we would never fill it remember when bitters went to the White City for a while they came back to loftus road
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Callum Osmand scored a sensational hat-trick as Fulham’s under 21s thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 to win the Premier League Cup on a special night at Craven Cottage this evening. The Welsh striker effectively ended the London derby as a contest by half-time having completed the perfect hat-trick in first half stoppage time. The eighteen year-old took his tally to 21 goals for in a superb season with a superb centre forward’s display that underlined his progression under new under 21s head coach Hayden Mullins at Motspur Park. The young Whites came into the showpiece final full of confidence after hammering local rivals Chelsea 4-0 in the semi-final at Kingsmeadow but nobody expected Fulham to dish out the same treatment to a Spurs side who had topped the PL2 standings ahead of the play-offs. But the home side made a flying side with winger Terrell Works punishing Dante Cassanova for dwelling on the ball in the third minute and tearing off towards goal. He patiently waited for Osmand to make the sort of intelligent late run for which he has become renowned at this level and delivered a precise ball that the in-form forward couldn’t fail to convert from close range. Tottenham saw plenty of the ball in the early stages but appeared shellshocked by the concession of such a preventable early goal. The Whites almost doubled their lead ten minutes later when Jamaican international Delano McCoy-Splatt found Osmand with another excellent ball after a rapid Fulham counter-attack but this time the goalscorer was denied by the feet of an alert Spurs goalkeeper Luca Gunter. But Fulham’s pressure was relentless and Osmand grabbed his second of the evening only three minutes later. Matt Dibley-Dias won a tackle deep in Tottenham territory and the striker surged away from Cassanova before finding the bottom corner with a precise low finish. The visitors had their best spell of the game after going down 2-0 with Jamie Donley stinging the gloves of Alfie McNally with a curler from the edge of the area before PL2 top scorer Will Lankshear headed over with the goal gaping from Maeson King’s cross. The Tottenham full back was perhaps fortunate to only be showed a yellow card when he crudely curtailed a promising run from Works with a cynical tackle on the edge of the box. Jon Esenga’s superb free-kick was well tipped over by Gunter and the full back fired wide when academy player of the year Devan Tanton’s cross dropped onto his right side. Fulham finished the first half strongly with Adrion Pajaziti seeing a shot deflected over and Gunter thwarting the lively works. Donley wasted a decent chance at the other end for Spurs and their hopes of a second half comeback evaporated when Osmand made sure he’d be taking home the match ball in added time. The striker soared majestically to guide a floated cross from Tanton over the helpless Gunter and inside the far post to make it 3-0. Tottenham were much more competitive after the resumption but it counted for little as Works teed up George Okkas with another exquisite cross to further extend Fulham’s lead. Spurs were indebted to goalkeeper Gunter for limiting the damage after that. He made a brilliant double save to deny Osmand a fourth and then superbly thwarted substitute Lemar Gordon with a brave block from the rebound. The visitors still tried to play their football despite there being no prospect of a revival but a disciplined defensive effort – marshalled by the excellent Luc de Fougerolles and Harvey Araujo – meant Spurs were restricted to long-range efforts. Jude Soonsup-Bell and Rio Kyerematen both failed to trouble McNally from distance, whilst at the other end Gunter pulled off another excellent stop to keep out a powerful effort from Gordon. Substitute Connor McAvoy headed over from the ensuing corner but Fulham had already sealed the silverware through Osmand’s incredible goalscoring prowess. FULHAM UNDER 21s (4-2-3-1): McNally; Tanton, Esenga (McAvoy 69), de Fougerolles, Araujo; Dibley-Dias, McCoy-Splatt; Pajaziti, Works (Gordon 58), Okkas (Gofford 83); Osmand (Loupalo-Bi 83). Subs (not used): Underwood. BOOKED: Pajaziti, Dibley-Dias. GOALS: Osmand (3, 16, 45+2), Okkas (53).
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The future sounds good as long as we play the young guys coming through the academy, will we see any of them in our first team I wonder. I read that Matt O’Riley is starring for Celtic.
posted by Smith (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 3:32 AM
 
Callum Osmand much better technically than Luke Harris they played against each other in Guernsey both from the same island only 8 months between them in age but Harris has had the head start with all the backing behind him. Luke Harris scores taps ins in the six yard box whereas Osmand scores with both feet good in the air and scored a wonder goal over head kick a few months ago. Osmand should be fast tracked not Harris
posted by Jonjo (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 8:37 AM
 
MICK THE BEARD - you watch a lot of U21s matches what do you think of Callum Osmand does he have a future with the first team?
posted by Sam (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 8:40 AM
 
The lad Callum Osmand looks classy. Another academy player which will no doubt be snapped up by a Liverpool or another club. Marco needs to seriously get the very best U21 players involved possibly starting against Luton on Sunday. Nothing to lose Marco see what Osmand can offer
posted by Martin (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 10:09 AM
 
Sam .... MICK THE BEARD watches a lot matches but by reading his posts I always wonder if he really understands what is going on ! as he often say x player will not make but he is not aware that x player in fact has the best stats in the premier league 2 and is the best player in that specific position ... Not sure you can trust his opinion really
posted by Morpheus -The Primordial Greek god of dreams (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 1:18 PM
 
Sam .... MICK THE BEARD watch a lot of U21s matches but not I am not sure if he understands what is going on .. because often he says x player will not make it, but he is not aware that x player in fact has the best premier league 2 stats and is actually the best player of that particular position ... so if he is better than a player x that plays for Liverpool U21s and this U21 makes Liverpool first team and FFC player does not plays for Fulham ... means that the problem is not necessarily the player it could be a case that the first team manager of Liverpool trusts more young players than the FFC one and by the way Liverpool won a cup with kids the same ones that played the same tournament as FFC U21s
posted by Morpheus, -The God of dreams (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 1:28 PM
 
My neighbour’s got a magic dog. It’s a labracadabrador.
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We tend to look for goals in the striking department first and foremost and sometimes we overlook our midfield for goal contributions which could and should be higher and more productive than we have been doing now for season upon season. I mentioned pick-pocket Robert Pires a few post back and i didn't do us Fulham any justice by mentioning our own little pocket rocket Steed Malbranque who is one of my favourite players to feature for our great club. Malbranque score a maximum of 44 goals in his five year spell at Fulham which is phenomenal. Malbranque was described by Christian Damiano as the number ten position that Zidane excels at Fulham which is a fantastic complement to our little genius of a player which cost the grand sum of 4.5m. My ultimate point is that the likes of Saha upfront did not have the added pressure and responsibility resting on his shoulders to be the main goalscorer because players like Malbranque chipped in more often than not. Our current midfield do not contribute enough in our team now and i think Muniz is the sufferer. We should be looking for gems like Malbranque who was a warrior and a legend for Fulham and we should be remembering him and he deserves a mention every now and again...
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Think we’ve had enough ‘warriors’ who couldn’t wait to get away from the club when a few quid was waved at them. Time to give youth a chance.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 5:44 AM
 
Another Dempsey would do right now
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 10:41 AM
 
Another Dempsey would do right now
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I think Fulham will finish off this season with a resounding ass kicking of Luton Town. End with a bit of confidence and move up a couple spots in the table...to 12th I believe. I think finishing 12th instead of 14th will improve the quality of players Fulham can attract to play for them. I know it is only a couple spots higher, but shows a bit more strength and brings the team a few more million pounds (2 or 2.5 more). That extra money could be useful in getting a good right footed center back and a striker. Come on Fulham finish off the season strong!
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It is very difficult to motivate players with prize money as each of then could afford to give the club £2.5m each to buy a player, though of course they are not allowed to do that.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 16th May 2024, 5:13 PM
 
Assuming this lot turn up! The 1st team will need some extreme surgery in the close season.
posted by Time and a Place. (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 6:09 PM
 
Time are you related to "The Time is Now?"
posted by Thyme. (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 6:12 PM
 
Those lazy duffers have been on holiday for a month. More chance of Tommy Robinson hosting a Gaza fundraiser than a Fulham win. They’re a disgrace and not fit to wear the shirt.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 7:20 PM
 
I would say Lazy as in duffers, we simply have not been clinical enough and that open miss from Jimenez sums up our season. If we count back all our misses in the goal stats department we would be shocked at how much we waste chances. There is nothing lazy about those unfortunate stats and we need to do better and we must come out more clinical next season. Goal scoring hit or miss are fine margins in the prem and if more miss than hit next season, we might not be so fortunate to accumulate enough points to avoid the drop...
posted by OWEN - Thursday 16th May 2024, 8:42 PM
 
I should have said not lazy...
posted by OWEN - Thursday 16th May 2024, 8:43 PM
 
It’s laziness and the coaching staff are to blame.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 8:47 PM
 
I thought the team played great and weren't LAZY at all. Good way to close out the season.
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Our Under-21s take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League Cup Final at Craven Cottage on Thursday evening, with Hayden Mullins’ side hoping to end a successful season by winning a piece of silverware in SW6. HOW WE GOT HERE Our run to the Premier League Cup Final has been impressive; with no team scoring more goals nor conceding less than Hayden Mullins’ side during the Group Stages. Among our three Group Stage wins was an 8-0 triumph over Burnley and a 6-1 victory away at Brentford – and despite going winless in our final three matches, we still topped our group with 11 points from six games. Adrion Pajaziti celebrates after scoring against Middlesbrough That set up a Round of 16 tie with Middlesbrough, where a late Adrion Pajaziti penalty secured a spot in the Quarter-Finals, after Sonny Finch had cancelled out Lemar Gordon’s opener. We cruised into the final four with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Motspur Park. Goals from Terrell Works and George Okkas saw us race into a first-half lead, before Callum Osmand added another after the break. A statement Semi-Final win at Chelsea followed, with our Young Whites 4-0 up after just 36 minutes after a sensational first-half showing at Kingsmeadow. FORM Fulham: LLWWD Spurs: WWWLW A LOOK AT SPURS The team to beat at Under-21s level this season, Spurs finished top of the PL2 table and have also reached the Semi-Finals of the Play-Offs. Fulham U21s forward Callum Osmand battles for the ball with a Tottenham player Spurs have plenty of talent in attacking areas, with Will Lankshear boasting 19 goal contributions this season, Jamie Donley has 17, while Yago Santiago and Jude Soonsup-Bell aren’t far behind with 16 each. They have suffered a couple of scares recently, although have managed to overcome the challenges they’ve faced. In the Premier League Cup Semi-Final, they were 3-0 down to Nottingham Forest at half-time, but ended up winning 4-3 with two stoppage-time goals, while they needed a penalty shootout to see off Liverpool in their most recent Play-Off tie. DE FOUGEROLLES: WE CAN'T WAIT Fulham U21s defender Luc De Fougerolles is looking forward to playing at Craven Cottage for the first time - and believes the Fulham crowd will be a huge help on Thursday evening. “To be playing for something at this point of the season is ideal and what we wanted," De Fougerolles said. "We can’t wait. It’s our last game of the season and we all want to win. Fulham U21s defender Luc De Fougerolles in training “This has been a really good competition for us and we’ve got our reward by getting to the Final. We’ve kept a few clean sheets and scored loads of goals, so hopefully we can keep it going for the Final. “We don’t normally get as many people down at Motspur Park, so playing at the Cottage will be amazing. It’ll be my first time playing at the Cottage, so I can’t wait and hopefully there’s loads of people there.”
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When’s the ladies playing?
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 3:59 PM
 
Sam...Is it all your own work?
posted by Krebs. (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 8:40 AM
 
Another load of old tosh from Aka. OWEN
posted by BC (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 9:37 AM
 
Paddy O’Doors ... negative as always ! Please forget this guy ... lets be more supportive of ours club ! FFC forever ! Come on you whites !!!
posted by Thor - the hammer in your head (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 3:37 PM
 
4-0 win in U21 premier league cup final
posted by Sam (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 10:17 PM
 
You will be Thor if we ever meet. I’ll punch your lights out. You make me tho angry. If the U21s were any good they’d be in the first team. If the match was any good then it would be played at the weekend so people could go. Thuppose it doesn’t matter to benefit thpongers like you.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 5:48 AM
 
Paddy O’Doors ... do not be angry and aggressive no fight please lol come on ... you say things without thinking ! they are playing on Thursday in order to make players available for selection for the first team if Marco decides to have someone from u21s for this weekend ! secondly tell me you know nothing about the u21 and youth football without saying you know nothing ... by saying If the U21s were any good they’d be in the first team ... Paddy they have won Chelsea by 4 nil in the semi final and again 4 nil against Tottenham you can celebrate they are premier league cup champions 2023-2024 ... now if the manager do not use the boys from u21 it is something wrong with the club because Chelsea and Totteham and many other do use therefore we can not blame the kids when they decide to leave to Liverpool, totteham etc .... they have better chances playing for the bigger clubs rather than Fulham I am afraid ... Time to positive and to celebrate... Fulham U21 is champion again !!!
posted by Thor - the hammer in your head (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 8:38 AM
 
I’m guessing the reason you’re Thor when you pith? It’s probably cystitis. Try cranberry juice. So they are playing Thursday to make them available for Saturday when Marco won’t pick them anyway? Ok, got it.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Friday 17th May 2024, 8:50 AM
 
Paddy O’Doors ... I never said he will select what I have said is ... if he wants to or if he must to ... lets say there is a last minute injurie crises Marco may be forced to do so ... by the way I am sure you are not aware but we had few players from the under 21 that have been on the bench for this season and please Paddy remember the FFC staff is not like you they are professional and they think through out all the possible events ... they are not in a little word of FIFA football manager 1998 lol lol lol
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Our away draw and home win left Arsenal with 1 point from 6 against us. Man City beat us comprehensively and took all 6. Those results were the difference. Will any pundit give us credit? No chance!
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Bet when the arse look back they will say the same (actually we should have had six points missed a sitter at the end
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 8:18 AM
 
Bet when the arse look back they will say the same (actually we should have had six points missed a sitter at the end
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Despite playing far better than us, against City, Spurs still lost 0-2, with City being awarded their obligatory penalty, with Son, missing an absolute sitter, to practically rob Arsenal of any chance of winning the title, with City going on to beat West Ham on Sunday. If City continue winning the Premier League on a regular basis, our league is in danger of becoming as boring, as the Scottish equivalent, so somebody needs to stop them in their tracks next season.
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Interesting to see with the penalty that the Spurs player never got a yellow or red card. In the 95 th minute Diop got second yellow and red for what seemed to be soft penalty. Again the smaller club penalized by premiership referee who could have used his head at that time of the game and not waved cards around. Wasn’t a dangerous or injury 5hreatning tackle. But agree that a mighty side like Spurs can’t beat a below average City
posted by Sussexcol (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 7:37 AM
 
Man City by far deserved it and on the pitch no arguments,as for off the pitch over 200 breaches of rules,zero points deduction and no doubt they’ve got the best lawyers money can buy so basically they’re cheats and can bully the F A because we all know what F A stands for and it’s exactly what they do while smaller clubs with no money have to take point deductions on the chin.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 5:35 PM
 
Manchester City have a much better organised defence, midfield and attack than any other team. if you play them you have to hope none of those better organised functions work.
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Song sung to tune of mr brightside Muniz's song- mr bright side Miitro He wanted to go now Let him go And I just can't look it's killing me But we're taking control Extasy, Looking down on chel-sea Pass it through to Muniz He always Produces Cause it's what we want to see Marcos young prodigy Open up our eager eyes Cause he's mr bright side. Any opinions, possible changes?
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I know, what about: Ob’s stürmt oder schneit, Ob die Sonne uns lacht, Der Tag glühend heiß Oder eiskalt die Nacht, Verstaubt sind die Gesichter, Doch froh ist unser Sinn, Ja unser Sinn. Es braust unser Panzer Im Sturmwind dahin.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 5:57 PM
 
Na-na, na-na-na Na-na, na-na-na Every minute of an hour, don't think about the rest And you all get the power, you all get the best And Muniz gives everything And everybody sings And it's life (na-na, na-na-na) Live is life (na-na, na-na-na) Live is life (na-na, na-na-na)
posted by Dj Morpheus (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 8:41 PM
 
Now. Your talking paddy that’s one of my favourites
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 8:21 AM
 
Great tune to swing a Stein to.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 2:18 PM
 
Prefer an Irish jig. Meself paddy
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Thursday 16th May 2024, 5:03 PM
 
Wearing or dancing?
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Song sung to tune of mr brightside Muniz's song- mr bright side Miitro He wanted to go now Let him go And I just can't look it's killing me But we're taking control Extasy, Looking down on chel-sea Pass it through to Muniz He always Produces Cause it's what we want to see Marcos young prodigy Open up our eager eyes Cause he's mr bright side. Any opinions, possible changes?
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Na-na, na-na-na Na-na, na-na-na Every minute of an hour, don't think about the rest And you all get the power, you all get the best And Muniz gives everything And everybody sings And it's life (na-na, na-na-na) Live is life (na-na, na-na-na) Live is life (na-na, na-na-na)
posted by Dj Morpheus (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 8:42 PM
 
What about: One banana, two banana, three banana, four Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more. Over hill and highway the banana buggies go Comin'on to bring you the Banana Splits show Makin' up a mess of fun, makin' up a mess of fun Lots of fun for everyone Tra la la, la la la la Tra la la, la la la la Tra la la, la la la la Tra la la, la la la la
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SO JUST WHY ARE WE NOT ON SAME LEVEL AS W/HAM VERY AVERAGE ,brighton not so brill , and aston villa still we dont match them for table place or any thing else,granted w/ham have a bigger fan base villa also by about15,ooo brighton the same as us , so what the problem ?, coaching ,scouting,board managment,?lack of interest from fulham supporters, bournmouth make more noise.Even palace are more exciting to watch,any answers from you lot ?????.
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Answer.. Tony Khan!
posted by Time and a Word. (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 2:00 PM
 
We should sign Andrew Ridgely.
posted by Paddy O’Doors (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 4:01 PM
 
Well done lads …… you have to beat what is in front of you but just shows how bad the Championship has become
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 4:05 PM
 
West Ham have a stadium with more than twice the capacity of us that they fill it. They won a European trophy and therefore got extra crowd money and prize money. They have a lot more money to spend on players than us. Do we want our owner to break the rules and spend more than we are allowed to and run the high risk of being caught and being fined, point reductions and possibly demotion. As far as I know our owner and his staff try to keep to the rules. No matter how rich your owner is you can only run debt to a certain level when buying players. Do not forget if the club makes profits that is added to the purchasing level. But there are not many professional football clubs in the World that make profits. It is a success chasing business not a profit chasing one.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 4:54 PM
 
ONE Talbot TWO no fitness coach
posted by COTTAGER (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 8:54 PM
 
Last 4 weeks palace better than everybody best I’ve ever seen them first half against us admitted we was shocking
posted by Ipotombi (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 8:26 AM
 
TTIN wasting your time trying to explain the situation teams of our size always on the back foot occasionally there’s a golden spell Roy’s reign for us said it before say it again small ground effects finances less cash for wages best players won’t play for peanuts even our ground still not big enough finanacially ( would not fill it anyway grounds holding less than twenty thousand will not long term survive new stand aiming for corporate market and regular daily use to make it pay
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Wednesday 15th May 2024, 8:39 AM
 
Bournmouth palace brighton wolves,brentford all much same as us but seem to find exciting players a lot home grown , so for me its coaching ,oh for a clough,bit of phsycology why do we not have any accadamy player who come through the ranks and stay like palace ?/ we are just to pretty and soft.
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Fulham are lining up a summer swoop for the Atletico Madrid centre back Caglar Soyuncu, according to the Sun. The Cottagers will need to bring in additional centre backs after Tosin Adarabioyo turned down a contract extension to leave Craven Cottage on a free transfer this summer and will reignite their long-standing interest in the former Leicester City defender, who is currently on loan at Fenerbahce. Soyuncu, who Fulham previously tried to sign from Leicester, was a target in January, when he was made available for loan after struggling to hold down a first-team spot at Atletico. The Turkish international is likely to leave Diego SImeone’s side this summer, despite having three years on his current contract. The Spanish giants would prefer a permanent deal but Fulham could construct a loan with a possible purchase option as they look to strengthen their defence ahead of a third consecutive campaign in the top flight.
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Not sure if he will be a good purchase, would much rather see us go for Chalabah to be honest. Obviously hasn’t impressed in Spain, and therefore being shipped out. That would then be two of Leicester’s relegation back four together again (Castagne who I think has been a bonus). If Tosin goes to Newcastle then one of their centre backs wouldn’t be bad as a sweetener. Still will have to wait and see who moves on and who moves in, could be interesting summer.
posted by Sussexcol (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 2:37 PM
 
Don’t think tosin is better than geordies centre backs
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Fulham winger Martial Godo has said he will never forget his loan spell at Wigan Athletic – saying his time with the Latics helped him ‘grow from a boy to a man’. The 21 year-old’s first extended taste of senior football was a success as he was one of Shaun Maloney’s most consistent performers in a promising spell in League One, scoring five goals in 38 appearances. The youngster posted a moving statement on Twitter as he prepared to return to Fulham: “That concludes an unforgettable season at such a prominent and unreal club. Enjoyable moments and memories I will never forget on my first professional senior season. I want to thank the gaffer, my team-mates/brothers and the fans who welcomed me with open arms when I came up as a boy until I left as a man. Through my experiences…high and low. Scoring my first professional goal, playing/representing England, winning my first player of the month award, and many, many more highs. To being out with injury for up to six weeks. I am forever thankful and owe massive gratitude to God, my family, friends, and everyone at the club who helped me throughout the season, on and off the pitch.”
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Glad you had a good and productive season on loan. Did see some game time including you and you looked to be confident and assured on the ball. Let’s hope we get a chance to see you in action at 5he Cottage next season. Good luck
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We have improved our squad depth, and the Bassey signing means our left side of defense with Jedi is now top-10 quality. Leno and Palinha are also top 10 quality. The rest of the squad can play a role…but we need big upgrades to truly fight for Europe. Can Muniz attain the level of a Solanke or Olise? If not, we need an upgrade at striker. Had Mitro stayed and stayed fit, this was another 10th place finish most likely.
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DEFENCE!
posted by Defender. (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 9:54 AM
 
Maybe a bit more squad depth, but quality is to be questioned. I think that is why Marco was moaning December/January time about recruitment. I hope we get a centreforward, winger and solid center half before season start. Maybe a back up goalkeeper for Leno. Hopefully we can keep the players we rely on and move on some of the dead wood around the squad. I am not sure that Muniz will become a Solanke or Olise, but he has improved this year, but don’t think he will be 20 goal a year man.
posted by Sussexcol (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 2:45 PM
 
Did we not sign Swansea keeper as third choice to our other two was up and coming till injury problem
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Well, you ever done one of them opal farts? Sort of like raw cabbage, with sweet notes?
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Are you constipated ? If so , eat a bar of chocolate and a handful of peanuts and it will come out a treet !
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smelly wind expelled for the behind are caused by drinking fizzy drinks to excess.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 10:47 AM
 
Interesting thread.
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I write this while overlooking the Ionian Sea from a sun lounger. I’m thousands of miles from Craven Cottage and to be honest, that makes me fairly happy; I’m ready for this season to be over. It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed it. There have been some wonderful moments, but this dirge-like procession to the finish line does test your resolve. We’re likely going to finish 14th, despite being five points off seventh in mid-March, which feels painfully underwhelming. We’re all guilty of overreacting, and this season we quickly jumped from “oh God, we might get relegated” to “renew the passport, we’re going on a European tour”, and ultimately we’ve ended up slap bang in the middle of those two things – the average position of our fickle opinions. Embed from Getty Images My coping mechanism for lulls in my love for Fulham is always to look forward. I’m usually a perennial pessimist, but not when it comes to this era of the Whites. I spent 20 minutes of my holiday watching Marco Silva chat to Steve Sidwell and it made me think how lucky we really are. So many teams seem to be in crisis when it comes to identity: Chelsea, Burnley, West Ham, Palace before Glasner arrived. Not this Fulham side, and that’s all thanks to Marco. I love his footballing philosophy, and I appreciate the desire to play entertaining, fast-moving football, and while players come and go, the constant presence of Silva is how I believe we best position ourselves for success. I get the feeling that this summer will bring a fair amount of turnover. There are players out of contract who seem likely to leave, there are also stalwarts who may need to step aside for us to grow. With this comes an associated risk; waving goodbye to known quantities with the hope of a replacement that will raise the ceiling of our potential. It sounds simple, but we all know it isn’t. However, it’s definitely exciting. A summer of rumours, all building up to the first few weeks of the season where we get to see a shiny new winger tasked with terrorising full-backs, or a fresh centre-back who is not gaff-prone and provides a sense of defensive security. Yes, there’s comfort in the known reliability of a Bobby De Cordova-Reid, but there’s a tantalising thrill in the emergence of an unknown. Have we bought another Anthony Knockaert, or will they be the player that drives us into Europe? We don’t know, and that’s fun. Embed from Getty Images We’re also likely to see Jay Stansfield get a deserved chance, and while he’s not technically one of our own, it still feels the same as a Sessegnon or Carvalho. Stories like his are the best thing about football, and I can’t wait to see him ruthlessly bury chances in the Premier League. Under anyone else’s stewardship a summer that signalled such upheaval would be concerning. “Transition years” have been the death knell of Premier League sides like Fulham, but those teams didn’t have Marco Silva. A man with a defined philosophy who knows exactly how he wants to play football, and which players he needs to execute his vision. With him at the helm, our transfer business has become more refined, less scatter-gun, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. It’ll be sad to see some of the old guard move to pastures new, but this summer could set up the second era of Silva’s Fulham. These first three years have been exceptional progress, the coming years could be even more special. I will be in that away end at Luton on Sunday, but I don’t care what happens. I have grown apathetic towards the Fulham that’s won one of their last eight. But next season’s Fulham? I love them with all of my heart.
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Dan Cooke, you need to spend more time in the shade, try drinking more iced water, I’m sure you’ll feel a lot better.
posted by Sunny Boy (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 6:44 PM
 
Too right Dan! Anyone who stayed behind Saturday to clap the players after that diabolical performance should be ashamed of themselves.
posted by Sue Widge (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 7:52 PM
 
Thomas Cook, what a boring c¥nt. The only good thing in that rubbish you wrote was at least your family were spared half an hour of your charming personality while your did it.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 8:19 PM
 
You Muppets do know this is cut and paste from Fulhamish don't you?
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 12:02 AM
 
Written by Dan Cooke who obviously cut and paste his own blurb onto this forum
posted by Sam (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 12:15 AM
 
Cut and paste? That reminds me I’ve gotta wallpaper the front room !
posted by Tim nice but dim (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 7:17 AM
 
Booked to see the doctor actually agreed with little bee !!! What a load of twaddle think Dans got sunstroke or to much ouzo!!
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 8:32 AM
 
 
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Basically this summer transfer window could be the most important window in our present ownership and management.If the manager is the best at our level we can get them our attention should then turn to our scouting system from youth,development and 1st team scouting system.We are not buying enough players of age and quality to sell on to add funds to our kitty and impress our owner to invest more.Hopefully we have moved his son to one side but it doesn’t mean we really on silva to recommend players on his own.Example iwobi bought from arsenal to Everton for 33 mill then sold to us for 22mil scored a couple of important goals for us but what is he worth to us in the market recently had his birthday how old is he and he blows hot and cold or you can look at Wilson looks he is getting pushed towards the exit door or the call of the championship is calling 11m what is he worth now 3m? we need to be more professional or another year getting our new stand up and running properly with facilities used every day as in football is 19 home days plus cup we might get pushed aside and drop to lower divisions and stand facilities used 365 days will be the answer beware things have to change or we will get left behind.
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I suggest we sell or release some players and buy some players to replace them. Improvement would be good.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 13th May 2024, 7:41 PM
 
MickTheBeard .... and guess who bought him twice ? have a guess .... lol
posted by Morpheus (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 8:45 PM
 
 
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peterjeremy
 

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Yes, that was a football lesson we had from City - but was it Fair? The thing you have to admire about Pep Guardiola’s teams is that they focus just on the football. They aren’t a dirty side, kicking us, playing for time or feigning injury. They don’t dive, or harangue the ref. They just ‘football’ you off the pitch. But I believe I’m right in saying they still face over 100 charges on the basis of Fair Financial Play, and I have heard an expert say that they could actually face relegation if found guilty. Thats quite a sobering thought considering that in the next few days they could be confirmed as PL Champions.
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When we played them here last season two of our players had to be carted off to hospital. At their place last season one city player did a twirl like a ballet dancer then fell to the ground, that got them a penalty to win the game. At their place this season they were awarded a goal when one of their players was well offside. Their third goal on Saturday looked to me where I was that they had two players in an offside position, one did not interfere with play but the other did.
posted by Smith (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 10:35 AM
 
Agree smithy they can apply the dark arts when required as we know well to our costs they did not need to use them. Saturday because we was so tepid Let’s hope the prem goes to last game have to say rather arse won think city need a kick in the teeth
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 12:38 PM
 
The player that did the twirl was DeBruyne, and it was a definite dive. They have had a penalty in every one of the last matches we have played them! To me that sounds like they are just good at deceiving the ref.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 12:40 PM
 
Sorry that should have said last 12 matches.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 12:42 PM
 
Under Marco we are probably as tough as we have every been and that has kept us up. Being liked by everyone does not buy you success in the real world of Premier League football. Our defence has been the best part of the team as it takes no prisoners and should learn not to take anymore.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 10:54 AM
 
 
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Ready Freddy (Guest)
 

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Agree with MWK post, this season ending has the resemblance of Jols final full season when we ended with poor momentum and took that through to next season. Things need improving or we will be in trouble next season, some of us can see it and some of us cannot
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The truth is their are genuine realistic supporters on this site like me who realise that staying up weather you finish 17th or 10th would consider this reasonably successful season because there is very little difference between the teams or the unrealistic supporters who think losing to one of the best teams in the world or not quite performing at there best against teams like Sheffield united or Burnley is a disaster and the manager should be sacked.Lets face it I would be surprised if we win at Luton and looking at the table it will not make any difference whatsoever. Main point is when the fixtures are out in June we’ll be amongst the big boys so stop whinging.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 7:25 AM
 
Scout,, a very sensible and a realistic view with which I concur. You are in a minority which is why I no longer post. I always read the posts daily but despairs at some of the idiotic comments.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 8:40 AM
 
It will be the usual September signings by the talented Tony K!
posted by Time and a Word. (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 8:59 AM
 
I simply expect more for the dosh i , better entertainment, effort and at least show willing , cant keep saying oh but we were not relegated !!!so we must have been pretty good , no we were crap most of the times good games good wins but over all not pleased for what i have to pay .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 11:09 AM
 
Let’s not kid ourselves we had some big results this season And some shockers doubt we will repeat next year. So we need to be the best of the the bottom ten or we will be in serious. trouble
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 12:42 PM
 
COME ON, face facts,next season you will be fighting relegation will you survive ???? NO.
posted by True blue (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 2:44 PM
 
Bit rich that true blue coming from a Birmingham fan.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 4:53 PM
 
Doomed. All your players either too old or leaving, your U21 not good enough to step up. And double the price of everyone else. Apart from that should be a good season.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 6:45 PM
 
Small bentford definitely doomed next season ,betfair Toney leaving chewing gum Frank leaving fans leaving lego ground already falling apart cheerio mugs !
posted by Bee swatter (Guest) - Monday 13th May 2024, 7:19 PM
 
You tend to start How you finish BIT WORRYING need major surgery this summer reckon we need five out at least
posted by Ipitombi (Guest) - Tuesday 14th May 2024, 8:38 AM
 

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