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While Khan said publicly we don’t need players to stay up, I think there will be changes to the team. We will give a few players a chance to see if they are good enough for the premier league, to plan for the season Khan will assume these few regularly 1st team players are not good enough. Ream, Sess, Christie, Mac, Johansson, Kabano, Knockhaert and Deco-Reid. The last two will likely get extended time to proof themselves. I would also be tempted to add Cav to the list but I think he is one of those players could excel in a higher league. So we need at least 2 or 3 defenders (chambers and Kangolo are two mentioned so far), a striker and maybe one winger. In the middle if we can sign Reed and bring Anguissa back into the team, we will be good enough and have options. Neither Deco Reid or Kamara are good enough yet to backup Mitro, so Khan will be looking for a striker to give Mitro some competition. Who would we go for? Someone experience like Deeney or unproven at the premier level like Walkin or a foreign striker?? Anyway I think our team will look like after a short period: Rodak/Betts, new RB/Christie, Hector, chamber, Bryan, Reed/Anguissa, Two from cairney/Onomah/Seri, New Left Mid/Cav, knockhaert/Kamara, Mitro/New striker. We only need 3 new players!
 
 
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A lot of talk about goal of the season below but who was your player of the season? For me it was between 3 players. Mitro, Hector and Harrison Reed. Closely followed by Rodak and kebano (yes I said It. He completely won me over and feel his performances were season changing for us). Mitro because of his goals, Reed because of his exceptional form at the end of the season and looks pure prem quality and hector because our season changed the second he set foot on the pitch after a long wait. Hector edges it for me. His impact was immediate and I can only imagine where we would have been with him from the get go. Second mitro - only because of the form without him. He potentially limits us one dimensionally. And third, reed because he took a while to settle and was injured for a lot of the season.
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I'd agree with all three and also select Hector. Our defence was a major weakness until he took charge of it and developed the back four into a cohesive unit. We will need to strengthen it for next season though.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 10:03 PM
 
Agree with your selection voted Mitrovic because he was there from start to finish
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 10:10 PM
 
I voted Hector for the reasons you stated regarding his ability and form but mostly because he seemed to add confidence to the others meaning that if Bryan bombed on Ream could fill in behind knowing that Hector could cover the back line.

For a guy of 25, he plays like a veteran with an assured confidence in his ability that gives further confidence to those around him. Sure he's made a couple of bloopers and sent a couple of long balls to Hammersmith but without him, I doubt very much we would have reached the play-offs, let alone fighting for the automatic promotion spots.

I don't think there is another candidate who has been so influential in the second half of a season effecting the complete season overall. Hector by a country mile for me :0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 6:15 AM
 
Agree with all that has been said but i feel that Rodak really should be included in this group, Got my vote as i really thought he has been our most improved player over the course of the whole Season
posted by Paul (Guest) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 7:47 AM
 
It is difficult. Hector was great, although he was responsible for a few goals. My choice is Rodak. He made many crucial and difficult saves that kept us in games.
posted by alicante bert (Guest) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 7:48 AM
 
Isn't it nice to have so many genuine candidates to choose from?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 8:09 AM
 
He’s 28
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It’s the PREMIER LEAGUE not the Premiership idiots!!
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This saying of ship instead of league I don’t understand because the ship is a different competition, the rugby is ‘ship’. It would be easier to write ‘Prem’ and leave it like that.
posted by Lor (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:50 PM
 
PL is even easier.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 7:06 AM
 
It used to be known as the Premiership. It's a simple mistake and one that has no impact on anyone.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 10:14 AM
 
 
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Ho about Watford strikers Deeney or Welbeck with mitrovic would be good.
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I see that one on our radar Walker-Peters has gone to southampton.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 8:09 PM
 
Both well past their sell-by dates. I think we should stick to our transfer policy of players no older than 28. The Premier League gets harder in which to remain every season and it is clear that Watfords lack of goals was a major reason for relegation....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 6:19 AM
 
 
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I am more interested in the big 6ft 4inch Croatian Nikola Katic more so than the mercenary man Sturridge. Rangers got Katic for virtually peanuts, i think the fee was about 2 million? For whatever reason Gerhard needs to off-load this central defender, i think they might have a surplus of defenders? Katic at over 6ft is a good build for a defender and tough as they come. Can you imagine our central back-line with Hector and Katic holding our defense? That would be awesome' and any deal involving money over 2 million would make a profit for Rangers. This sort of deal would be a win-win for Rangers and a great deal for us depending on our view of Katic? Daniel Sturridge is a different proposition in that he comes with enormous baggage and no doubt he carries a wad of sick-notes. I am not too keen on his attitude but he can score goals. Sturridge is being toted about on Sky and no doubt that he is looking for a mug team to give him prem football again. What is the betting that his agent will point him towards us with our 135 mill pot of money, just burning a hole in our pockets right now.
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Owen - You are not Harry Redknapp in disguise, are you? stop looking for football grandads!! Sturridge?? You serious?! He’s second worse to Balotelli, your god son! Find us a young, talented and skilful player!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 4:24 PM
 
There is definitely some rubbish regarding who fulham are about to acquire mostly over 30 has beens. 25/6 should be our upper age limit if we are planning for a premiership long stay.I am definitely glad Khan,with all his mistakes is in charge of the transfer policy and not you Owen.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:06 PM
 
Guy's, i did say that i was more interested in Katic. Sturridge has been all over sky news today. I am not a fan of this mercenary whatsoever. Football agents will knock on doors now, and especially if sky interviews you. Sturridge might be offered to Fulham because of our Wembley bounty which is well documented. We can always say no to the offers like Sturridge which i think will be the case. Central defender Katic' could make a great solid partnership with Hector at the back. I stand by that one. Obviously there will be a number of suggestions which keep us entertained...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:29 PM
 
Tony Khan won’t spend all the money this time he’s said Owen it’s not burning hole in his pocket. And does not want to kill the spirt they have built up. So no big time Charlie’s on big money will be coming
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 7:30 PM
 
 
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On FFC main site - mine is Bobby The Decorator's solo goal quite superb!!
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Great goal MW some great goals to choose from having trouble but that ones up there
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 10:04 AM
 
MW- You beat me to posting about goal of the season, although I was going to add a comment about player of the season. Goals- we scored some real crackers. Bryan's free kick might win for importance; I went for the team goal against Millwall. Player- some players really improved as the season went on. I'd forgotten how good Cairney was early on. His role seems to be changing. Reed and Hector missed too much of the season for me. Mitrovic's importance speaks for itself. I went for Rodak because of his general consistency.
posted by Chas (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:18 PM
 
Has to be Onomah's goal against Cardiff a brilliant individual run and finish. Normally after those sought of runs the player misses or the keepers saves, but Josh passed it into the net brilliantly.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 2:10 PM
 
Tough one, very close between B D Reed and Josh O's v Cardiff. I have gone Josh, the magnitude of the goal and let's face it, if that had been Messi, Sky Sports would still be showing it!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 2:36 PM
 
Our 2nd goal at home to Cardiff Fulham won 2-0. Mitro penalty then a great team build-up goal involving Johansen in the box. Josh Onomah finished off a fantastic team goal with an instinctive snap-shot. That guy will be a monster-monster of a player...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 3:49 PM
 
Has to be Joe Bryan for planning, distance, accuracy, opposition and importance idiots!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 7:29 PM
 
Can't argue with that Impy. This was the goal that decided our promotion, beautifully crafted and executed with great skill. His second wasn't too bad either.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 8:07 PM
 
Bryan for me. Genius.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 9:52 PM
 
Bryan all the way. Pure class!
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If we assume the possibility that spectators may be attending games at the Cottage in the coming season, any thoughts/suggestions on how the (socially distanced) 5,000 approx. season tickets will be divvied out?
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It is unlikely to happen. Sorry to be a kill joy but unless a vaccine is available and it isn’t yet nothing will change. How long do you think it would take to inoculate 60 m people?
posted by Andy S (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 9:29 AM
 
60million ? In craven cottage ? WOW ,
posted by Tim nice but dim (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:01 PM
 
YOU could spread 5ooo people round the cottage even with riverside out of action, thats half what riverside holds at the moment or did,so emagine half of riverside in hammy \end haynes and the putney end easy.
posted by Albertrn (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 1:32 PM
 
I agree a socially separated ground is a possibility. I assume the tickets would be offered on the basis of has the longest season ticket holding. That would be the fairest way to do it. It would at least keep out the "fans" who only go to the big games indicating they are only really interested in the opposition.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 2:16 PM
 
With game rationing, pricing of season tickets will be another issue which will need sorted fairly. Maybe Khan will purchase a proper TV channel so all can subscribe and watch in comfort with decent commentary as well. Gentleman Jim and Jamie would do my head in week in week out.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 7:32 PM
 
I'm 62 in November and have had season tickets for well over 25 years this time around but I won't be going back until a) Covid has been wiped out completely or b) a vaccination programme has been implemented and I've been covered.

I love going to the Cottage and following FFC away and have done since the early 70's but why would anyone want to risk their lives going to a football match?

Doesn't make sense to me to open grounds to supporters until it is 100% safe. Smoking and drinking is not allowed in grounds these days so why allow a killer desease in?

These morons drinking, raving, beach going, gathering outside football grounds, etc. should be very heavily fined as they will kill the economy and likely some innocent people.

Rant over...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 6:29 AM
 
Come on old mate, get over yourself. You've been drinking draughts of the Koolaid. Go look at the statistics.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 7:38 AM
 
I know you're a sceptic Ari but I have had this virus as you probably know and I've also known of people who've died from it with my wife nursing paliative and reablement care in people's homes so I know what it can do first hand. There is no evidence that once caught you cannot be reinfected and I do not believe that governments would deliberately ruin economies and put massive amounts of people out of work if this thing was not a serious threat to life.

I also have balance and know that there is a difference between people that have died of Covid and people that have died with Covid but personally, I am not taking any risks with my life and I am really angry with the revellers that are just making it worse by causing more local lockdowns because they can't behave for a few months....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 7:52 AM
 
Just a thought weve had thousands sunbathing on our beaches. We’ve had a few demonstrations in London close contact. Pubs open not all operating a strict distancing taking a southern viewpoint seems ok here not to sure About northern half of country have to regionalise if we remain down south ok maybey. Each sporting venue let in a fifth of there capacity. With some sort of distancing whenever poss. From our point of view 5000;easy With three exits from stands going straight onto many side roads ( might upset a few locals though the anti stand brigade ); any thoughts
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 8:55 AM
 
Come MST we have to get back to some sort of normality with common sense. Chances of getting Covid are pretty low statistically 68 mill in this country how many have Covid now ??? Agree if you are elderly. With health issues take care but this country needs to get its backside into gear otherwise Covid will be the least of our problems
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 9:04 AM
 
Ari the voice of reason need to get our backsides into gear with common sense !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 9:15 AM
 
Ari spot on we need to get our country back to work personally I don’t know anybody personally that’s died directly through. Corona. Virus Anyway any way Ari need to get back to Perth. In jan. for some winter sun luckily the only corona there is the bottled stuff there pretty strict on people entering. From places like Melbourne daughter overjoyed now prem games played at a respectable Time. Between 8 and ten pm And she gets them all no problems !!!!
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Just joining in the fun. Watching the MU v Copenhagen game I am most impressed with Rasmus Falk Jensen. Valued at 1.35m he is making the United defence look very ordinary when he Takes them on.
 
 
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Somehow' i don't think that Chairman Khan will be willing to write off debt in the region of 70 million pounds, no chance! It ain't gonna happen folks' so any Fulham fan who are hoping that the ghost of Seri and Anguissa will disappear on a small rowing boat down the Thames are in for a big shock. Bury the hatchet, change the subject, tell our Chairman to move on, will not make any difference. I also wouldn't put it past Khan to inform Scott Parker to bring back Anguissa and Seri? Contracts and wages that gross 100 grand a week might come with stipulations, agreements, and conditions, etc. Maybe MST will know about this kind of stuff more than me. We have time aplenty to mull over any footballers chucked in our direction. Everyone knows that Fulham have a few quid in the pot and we will get plenty offers to come our way. What we mustn't do, is to make the same silly mistakes again. I used to think that Kabano was rubbish and so did a lot of Fulham fans if they were honest. You never know give a guy a 2nd chance, and he might prove us wrong. Anguissa might be the ace in the pack that 'might' prove to be a world-beater, and just might be instrumental in keeping Fulham up. You never know guy's. In the mean-time, enjoy 'er' our re-play against Brentford, and a supp of Budwiser or if you are posh? A gin and tonic will do nicely. Over to MST......
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Why is it a debt? Did the chairman borrow money to buy players? We can only wait and see what Shahid Khan will do, as a businessman he may sell the players concerned and recover some or all of his money. If SP wants the players Shahid Khan May agree with that. It does not matter how many posts we put on this board it will make no difference on what happens. If you want to try them out then it’s your opinion, if someone doesn’t then its their opinion. How about if they swapped them for Balotelli would you agree with that? If they kept them at the club and didn’t sign Harrison Reed would you agree with that? Let’s wait and see what happens mate, you never know with ,Fulham.
posted by Gaz - Monday 10th August 2020, 10:18 PM
 
Gas Sorry for the FCUK comment, the other night,...I'm sure we both have FFC at heart.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:34 AM
 
Sorry ment Gaz.
posted by Will (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:36 AM
 
Owen are you the agent for Seri & Agui,or just have a fixation for them,the way you go on and on.
posted by cottager (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:54 AM
 
Will, you don’t need to say sorry mate. We support FFC and this sh*t will always happen with us lot.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:16 AM
 
Cast your minds back to when Ream came out and said on camera that there were certain players in the squad who had turned up just for the money and really couldn’t have given a toss about the club. he was pilloried at the time but it could only have been aimed at those two and maybe Schurle. There is an old saying in the commodity business “ your first loss is your cheapest” - get rid, keep the harmony in the squad, and move on.
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:57 AM
 
Agree 100% with Keetchy! It's about offsetting risk in my opinion (which means nothing in the grand scheme of things I know) and the risk of bringing back two prima donnas who would upset the commaraderie that we have in the squad could and again, in my opinion, mean the difference between survival in the Prem and bucket loads of cash (or not).

On the other point; Kebano scored three or four goals that helped us get over the line but seriously, a premier league player? I think not!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 8:09 AM
 
How many sheff united players would you have made same comment about when they were promoted?? Good few i emagine as the names meant nothing to us, how ever kebano ,who knows could be a winner.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 1:37 PM
 
Everything we say here means nothing on the grand scale. It is the Chairmans call on who we re-call back and how we recruit at the end of the day. I would like to add to the comment by Keetch on players deemed to be disruptive to Fulham? We could say that Babbel might be a disruptive influence if he finds his way back here, because of his opinions about playing in the prem, etc? Kamara was definitely disruptive in his manner and there was a few ugly incidences that involved the police etc. At the end of the day, business is business. Again' it is the Chairman's call on who stays or goes. The manager will always have an opinion and i guess these things are ultimately weighed up considering the ability and worth of the player in question. Leading on from MST's opinion about the ability of Kabano. If Kabano is not at prem level? We need serious help and recruitment because i think that Kabano is one of our better players. I seriously think that we have a half decent squad. Our problem in the prem is, can we keep our shape without crumbling to wave and waves of seriously good attacking teams? Scott Parker found a way to solve that problem against a good enough Brentford team who some say would be more equipped for prem football. It is an exciting time in this period of our history to play prem football again. Scott Parker will know that he will need to come up with solutions and tactics for each opponents every single week. All the best Scotty, and we mean it...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 2:05 PM
 
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/sport/tony-khan-fulham-do-not-need-to-spend-another-100m-we-have-the-players-to-stay-up-k2x7ttc8s
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 2:53 PM
 
Just a thought there. where does Fair Play Rules meaning money side of things in transfers as with Co-19 leaving us with empty stadiums and leave clubs with a loophole if some clubs spending goes over the top as looking at Chelsea and Man City are looking to spend monopoly money to rebuild their squads. Just something the F.A. needs to look at.
posted by Metchick's Marvel ! (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 9:38 PM
 
I believe the season just ended will be rolled into next season for the purposes of FFP. That is unlikely to be enough to clarify individual club's adherence to the current FFP protocol and depends outcomes will depend heavily on how the whole Covid BS plays out over time. In gaining promotion we dodged a proverbial bullet but going forward we should have no problems.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 9:58 PM
 
Empty stadiums for clubs like City, United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, etc. will, of course, have a big impact on the bottom line but their main revenue stream comes from marketing their clubs worldwide not footfall in their stadiums.

I think this will be a catalyst for players values and demands to decrease from the crazy heights they've reached but unfortunately will make the gap between rich and poor clubs even harder to breach and a steeper climb in those values and demands when supporters are allowed back in.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 6:36 AM
 
It's basically income over expenditure within certain bounds that decides whether the club resides within or without the baseline. As Owen would say, " 'er, That fairly meaningless sentence sums up the whole FFP farrago". It's all up in the air and will morph according to the outcome of the Covid chaos. We were not in a good position prior Wembley. Now we're good to go. Somehow, I don't see us spending much this window, or indeed needing much to be spent. We're good.
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Food for thought. This time last week we were a Championship club. This time next week Brentford will still be a Championship club!
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Chris, your standards are slipping dear boy !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 7:34 PM
 
This time last week I came across a young girl leading a huge bull down the road by a rope through its nose ring. "Where on earth are you off too", I asked. "I'm taking the bull to our cows so he can make then have babies", she said. "Blimey", says I, "couldn't your father do that"? "No", she said, "it has to be a bull".
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 4:01 AM
 
2 young bulls are eyeing up a field of MILF cows. "Let's rush down and screw a couple" said one" Let's quietly stroll down and screw the lot" said the other.
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What’s the difference between a Buffalo and a Bison ? You can’t wash your hands in a Buffalo !
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One of my favourite silly jokes unfortunatley not many youngsters get it
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:39 PM
 
It does not work with a cultured English accent.
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Maybe if you're an ocker . . .
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Scored lot of goals in a poor team might be good backup player Still young
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The 'poor team' he plays for totally annihilated us at home back in February. Barnsley were one of the best teams that visited the Cottage.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 10:40 PM
 
But it seems not any were else.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 1:40 PM
 
Let it go Bacchus not to be now
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Fulham should check that, he had good last two seasons in Hertha. Lvp is not interested in loan, asking for 20M which is too much. I think they would settle for 12-13 M range.
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Offer the scousers 12m & wipe the slate clean over the Elliott fiasco.
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Rumours Parker’s been offered an extended contract on 100k a week! I think trying to take him on par with Lampard but just behind the big boys! I like Parker and think he could become a great manager with excellent tactical knowledge. But 100k after one season as a manager? Don’t lose Parker but let’s not do a Man U and other clubs inflating the market and ultimately like Arsenal at the expense of a few tea ladies trying to make a few hundred quids a week to kids!!
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He’s a better manager than Lampard
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:40 PM
 
Blimey, 100k per week!!! that's more than MST makes. Fliss will be more than a bit jealous.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 12th August 2020, 5:52 AM
 
There have been a few premier League teams talking about Parker. It is obvious the Khans want him to stay, and are willing to pay extra to show he won't be going anywhere..Lets have no more negative posts about him, which will no doubt appear if we struggle in the PL.As long as we finish the season above the bottom three, I will be happy, and I'm sure so will most of the fans.
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Leeds rumoured to be buying him to play in the Prem next season. I dont understand this. If he's that good why wasnt he near our first team?
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Clubs are not only looking for 1st team players. They are building their u18 squad and then 3rd choice and 2nd choice players! Hoping a small possibility they become good and get into the 1st team. Just as Patrick Roberts! Sometimes they are also shopping for bargain to make a few quid after a couple of season, especially players attracted by money. Just ask Dembele!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 10:09 AM
 
Still doesn't make any sense. We're selling to Leeds for a million quid apparently.
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Before any Fulham fans throw discarded players out of the moving car, we need to re-wind and take a last look at some potential talent. 30 million is a lot of money to just chuck away in these times. I know we have 135 million of surplus money to spend, but i am not willing to just throw money away just like that. I hope our chairman and Scott Parker feel the same way? Anguissa has completed a successful loan spell with Villareal and they apparently are looking at making Anguissa's loan permanent? Deals like this might not materialize due to other cheaper options, but we still need to keep wise heads here. My lieutenant Columbo head tells me to look at Anguissa again, and we should re-call him back to the Cottage for a more detailed assessment, what is wrong with that? If i have learned one thing about Scott Parker is that he rightly gives players that have lost their way for one reason or another, a 2nd chance. A last chance saloon has proven good for Kamara in my opinion. Josh Onohah we know about and Scotty's perseverance proved right again. There are others i could bang on about, but to cut a long story short, i would very much like to see Anguissa play again for Fulham. Seri' i remember his best game for us up against Burnley, i am sure we beat them 4-2? Seri was MOTM and his best moment was that 25 yarder. Why he could not replicate some of that form is a mystery and again, i think that Scotty should give him a 2nd lokk before we discard him. We need to learn some harsh lessons this time around and we can afford to be careful with our windfall this time around. Scotty has stated that he will give this squad the benefit of the doubt and give everyone a chance and rightly so. Bring back these guy's and i want to see Le Marchand again, just my opinion. Chill out Kunye' cut some grass, enjoy a pina colada and watch the replay of our great win,, walk the dog, don't kick the cat and help the missus with the washing up. You may yet eat humble pie concerning Anguissa especially, i think he might well have something we can work with at Fulham...
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Owen don't you waffle on,must spend 50% of your time writing the other 50% reading the drivel you print.
posted by Old Bill (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 9:27 PM
 
If you're in the current squad how you gonna feel if some pleb who refuses to play in the Championship suddenly comes back into the fold because we are back in the Prem idiot??!! Stop looking for crap to post about idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 7:18 AM
 
Wait a second here' impartial', i may have been wrong about Seri' and he is probably a bit of a mercenary, but Anguissa? Villarreal finished 5th in their Spanish league by the way. Apparently, our failure Anguissa played an important part in their season featuring in 69 percent in minutes for Real. Some more boring facts that might amaze you' Anguissa made the most tackles, the most dribbles, and his ball carrying skills up the field is quite impressive. Not bad for a 30 million player we can just chuck away. These skill levels sounds like just what we are missing and need in our Fulham side. Here is another conundrum to put to you guys here, how does the Chairman think about chucking away 60 million plus worth of talent to one side? No chance there mate' i think i will be right about Anguissa if not Seri. Life is so boring for gaining promotion, might as well give it to those Brentford lot. Old Bill', and Impartial' you guy's need to lighten up a bit...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 11:11 AM
 
I feel the level he has been playing at does not warrant his return,as for the chairman loosing 60m on him and serri he would get at least half of that back if not more.Said before MOVE ON.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 11:50 AM
 
Okay' i get the message guy's, but it will be interesting to see what our Chairman thinks???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 12:42 PM
 
What do you not understand about he will upset a unified dressing room idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 1:00 PM
 
Sadly, I think it will unsettle the dressing room too much. However, I thought he looked decent at the end of the previous season under parker. Some impressive stats there too OWEN.
posted by O David (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 2:01 PM
 
Totally agree with Anguissa. Was Injured early on in our last prem season but looked very very strong in the last few games under Scott. Don’t throw him out with the bath water. He is a FFC player let’s not forget. Serri had a great game against Burnley but he was worked out early on and would struggle if he returned.
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 4:16 PM
 
Owen mate, some of your stats are good but not the padding out with Columbo, mow the grass, Pina colada, walk the dog, don’t kick the cat and help the missus with the washing up make it hard reading. Stick to the point and it will be an easier read. If you are “ not willing” to throw money away then you should not have purchased the players in the first place. (LOL}.
posted by Gaz - Monday 10th August 2020, 8:14 PM
 
Get your point Gaz' i will leave out the Pina Coladas.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 9:51 PM
 
Players like those two would only come to Fulham with a relegation get out as playing in a lower league would damage their prospects. That is a sign of ambitious players. The speed and the intensity of the Premier League has reduced so they may well be good assets to have.
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Babel, Bellerin etc. No doubt fine players but surely we have enough old lags in the squad. And I thought over 30s were a no no.
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Agree add Smalling Arter to the supposed list and we will become one hell of a geriatric 11
posted by cottager (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 1:18 PM
 
I’d prefer a few proven Premiership experienced players, albeit later in their careers, to young carpet baggers from overseas
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 2:56 PM
 
Would make him easily the oldest lag of the squad - good morale booster for KMac and Ream, though.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 3:16 PM
 
Surely we can find some proven talent in the 25 or under age group.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 3:23 PM
 
Bellerin? He’s young but also would never come to Fulham.
posted by O David (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 3:37 PM
 
What about that young fella, Anguissa, at Villa Real? Seems to have had a quality season.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 3:46 PM
 
Dramah, Malang Sarr, O'railey & Reed, Frazer or Cabral, Cavani or C Wilson. Just a thought or a wish
posted by Burt (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 6:00 PM
 
Is it true you may have a club name change DADS ARMY,don't panic
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 9:30 PM
 
Does the B stand for bottled
posted by Steven Age (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 10:01 PM
 
PREMIER Dads Army , and you the Hounslow Chokers , lol !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 5:12 AM
 
The mighty bees lost to a bunch of oaps ? How embarrassing , lol
posted by Bill (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 8:05 AM
 
Dad army in the PREMIERSHIP you will probably get battered relegated with the lowest amount of points.Just read you are now interested in some european has been who is (36).
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 10:27 AM
 
Hounslow chokers off to Coventry , enjoy , lol , you were just not good enough to beat the mighty whites , bottle jobs , for the 9th time , a record , hahaha
posted by Ted (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 10:31 AM
 
Have you tried my Brentford crumble !
posted by Aunt Bessie (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 10:48 AM
 
I cant believe that there are still supporters of the vanquished bees coming on here spouting their drivel. they all made total twats of themselves with their bragging and snide remarks, all to no avail!. they should go away and worry about their team about to break up, or how they are going to keep their lego-land going, not interfere in a division that doesn't concern them. there, I have had my rant, im now off for a bowl of Brentford crumble.
posted by HERNE BAY PETE (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 12:41 PM
 
Brentford fc , bottling play offs like we bottle beer !
posted by Fullers London Pride (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 12:50 PM
 
David Attenborough reckons the bees are in danger of dying out and are a weakened species, I must say I have to agree with him, anyway I'm going to have a portion of Aunt Bessies Brentford crumble now while contemplating next season in the Premiership it goes down so easily especially if you put a double portion of Bryan's custard on it.
posted by Your Dad (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 1:48 PM
 
Bit rich for Brentford suggesting we are an old team. We have an elite academy and nurture a lot of young local talent. It costs more than it makes in sales but enriched the community and contributes to English football and the England setup at every age group. Brentford in the other hand don’t have an academy and contribute nothing to the community and English football, they just play money ball exploiting even smaller teams and rejects from bigger teams. Now they’ve got rid of their stadium they are just a plastic club with no heart, no heritage and the only record they hold is for bottling every significant match in their history.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 2:15 PM
 
Come on guys,let's give plucky little Brentford some credit.For such a tiny,insignificant little club they gave it a jolly good try.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:41 AM
 
Give them nothing what sort of clubs have mugs made proclaiming themselves prem before the big game CRASS !, get used to snide comments we will get them a lot next year Don’t bother me little bee# not on my radar. Got bigger fish to fry
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I have always considered Parker to be inexperienced but congratulated him and the team on their Wembley success. Whether this was due to implementing my recommendation to press high and denied Brentford space we will never know. The test comes now that we have reached the promised land and whether Parker is permitted to control the intake of additional players to strengthen the squad or whether it will be young Tony aided and abetted by Talbot. I sincerely hope it will be Parker's decision but this is unlikely. Not happy about giving his brother-in-law a new contract as he is more likely to be sent off than score. Provided Parker succeeds in keeping us in the Premiership then he will have earned his Spurs. Until then, I recall the old English proverb that one swallow does not make a pint.
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Thank you for getting The management team to implement your suggestion
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 1:17 PM
 
I thought the saying was "one swallow doesn't make a girlfriend", or boyfriend if you're that way inclined. Anyhow, why do those with residual Parker Derangement Syndrome keep referring to him as "inexperienced"? Untested in the PL maybe, but hardly inexperienced any longer as a manager. He just took a demoralized and fundamentally useless team back into the Premier League at the first attempt and I am confident he will keep us there, through what will no doubt be a trying first year. We all make bad decisions from time to time, and Parker is no exception, but the secret to success is not to make the same mistake twice and that is a lesson he's learned through the long drawn out season just gone.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 09th August 2020, 4:14 PM
 
Spot on Ari, especially the swallow comment lol. Nice to have you back :d)
posted by Marbella White 1 - Sunday 09th August 2020, 4:29 PM
 
It is nice to know I am not the only excessively big headed contributor.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 10th August 2020, 6:51 AM
 
Welcome back Ari !! Hope you’ve been well presume you’ve been reading posts and managed not to reply !!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 11:13 AM
 
Fine-oh thanks Len. You and the Perth contingent too I hope.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 10th August 2020, 4:28 PM
 
Ari missing my trips to Perth Miss my drinks with Aussie cousins hopefully I will go there in jan. I can isolate if needed there Glad your back
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:56 PM
 
Ari missing my trips to Perth Miss my drinks with Aussie cousins hopefully I will go there in jan. I can isolate if needed there Glad your back by the way daughter well pleased she can watch now at a respectable time. Without trying to find a channel
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:57 PM
 
Ari missing my trips to Perth Miss my drinks with Aussie cousins hopefully I will go there in jan. I can isolate if needed there Glad your back by the way daughter well pleased she can watch now at a respectable time. Without trying to find a channel
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:57 PM
 
Ari missing my trips to Perth Miss my drinks with Aussie cousins hopefully I will go there in jan. I can isolate if needed there Glad your back by the way daughter well pleased she can watch now at a respectable time. Without trying to find a channel
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:58 PM
 
Sorry for repeats this iPad going crazy lately
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 11th August 2020, 7:00 PM
 
When you go down to Perth Len you're self-isolating by definition.
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Bottom of the premiership ready for relegation BOTTOM = FULHAM down, WBA down, then one from the following Crystal Palace. Brighton. West Ham. AV.
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Go away jealous little bee .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 8:54 PM
 
The C and T letters appear to be inop on your keyboard.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 08th August 2020, 9:31 PM
 
Now that is the best & funniest response ever Ari.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Saturday 08th August 2020, 9:56 PM
 
G'day Chris.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 08th August 2020, 11:13 PM
 
Oh mate, at least we’ll be a lot richer if we end up bottom; we can cry all the way to the Bank
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 12:03 PM
 
G day Ari, gr8 to see you back.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Sunday 09th August 2020, 5:55 PM
 
The bitter bees just cant let it go
posted by SmithyFFC - Sunday 09th August 2020, 10:57 PM
 
Who cares we’re in prem and they have to slog it out for another season not bothered about what' they. Think. Just copped 130 mill they got nothing not even final gate Money gonna have to sell a few to pay for new home think they’ve missed the boat
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 10th August 2020, 11:21 AM
 
Aw,little Brentford haven't played in the top division for 73 years.Still,what do you expect from the serial bottlers ?
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Firstly well done all, great achievement to get to the promised land. I do not remember many times in the past 60 years when so much grit, determination,and belief was apparent from this football club. I like to think I know a lot about football, and was aghast when I saw Onomah at first, how could he possibly perform at this level. He sure did, and really made the difference. Always liked Reid, lockdown helped him to get fit, the pair giving us running power and fight as well as both being good footballers, Onomah potentially £40mill player. Disappointed with Knockhart repeatedly comes back onto his left foot, a two yard square ball in the final would have given us a 3-0. Always seems to be trying to hard. Cairney still a left foot to dream about, but appears to be unable to raise a gallop when needed, but the three together are formidable in the Championship. Mitrovic for all his goals just does not do enough off the ball to close opposistion defenders down. Criticism of Ream on hear I thought very hard, had to cover Bryan on the left hand side in many games and stuck to his task manfully. Hector certainly made the difference the slow build up suits him, not sure about his pace against a fast attacker. Bryan had a wonder game, but often not strong enough against a good wide player, although saying that was totally committed in the play-offs. Christie worries me as a defender, poor in the air for such a big guy, but can move the ball forward well. Odoi has been asked to play all over and I feel has done well, always gives his all. Rodak has had a good season, needs to claim more balls from set piece situations. Decorva-Reid has worked and worked but to many chances have been missed at vital moments,really has to work on this. Kebano has been a last minute revelation dead ball goals and direct running have earned him a two year contract, seem to remember a lovely left footed cross after beating the full back. Carvallero another disappointment, although the style of play with quick ball inside the full back does not happen. What will happen next? ask the owners.
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Obvious Relegation,and thats with your new manager being installed in January
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 8:26 PM
 
Go away jealous little bee
posted by Ted (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 8:55 PM
 
A good summing up Denny. I wonder what you think of Le Marchand? I like a lot of fans don't think much of him, but obviously Parker does. I was impressed with Parkers plan and detail about the game in playoffs. It takes a lot of nerves and thinking to work out these strategies and to put them to our chairman. Khan was obviously impressed with Parker and the plan worked out to the letter. I was not a Parker fan because he seemed to get the tactics wrong in games that we should have won. Maybe our defense looks jittery because of the way Parker wants us to play? Slavisa did try to play out from the back, and maybe it didn't work out because we just did not perfect it? It is still not perfect but we have hope, but not much time. I will say this' if Parker can snuff out and void the BMW and notorious triangle play for 90 minutes, there is a chance that we can survive and more in the premiership. Beating the odds on favorites was Scott Parker's finest moment and it demonstrated how far he has come in coaching. Teams like Burnley are not that technical and we have more than hope of beating them. Scott Parker did admit to one thing, and that tactics and working details out before a game takes up a lot of time and effort. The poor man will not have much time for his family but this is the life he chooses. There is a lot on his young head to survive in management. Every game is back to the drawing board with drills and tactics on each team. Lampard is still obviously a rookie, and the way how he has set Chelsea up against Munich, is rookie like and very nieve, Mourinho will be having hysterics! Parker will need to assess his squad quickly, and decide who is up to the job in the prem. We are better off with promotion and now we must embrace and survive in the prem.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 10:54 PM
 
Lost me at "Always liked Reid" I'm really hoping you meant Reed..
posted by Hints - Sunday 09th August 2020, 8:43 AM
 
Thought you'd get the hint which player I meant
posted by denny (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 3:37 PM
 
Why are Brentford fans on here. Brentfords rivals should be QPR anyway.
posted by SmithyFFC - Sunday 09th August 2020, 11:03 PM
 
Small bentford s rivals are Hayes & Yeading !
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I cannot be any happier than now this time and there are lots to mull over. Scott Parker cut through emotionally, and now more than ever i am on the same train now. It was predictable that we are having the futile conversation on who and who is good enough for Fulham. The truth is, if we are truly on board with Parker's philosophies, we really need to step back from all the back-biting and scrutinizing. If we re-wind back to various stages of our past season, we can pick out players one by one who we think is not good enough for Fulham. Josh Onohah was a player some typically pick on for criticism and i can reel off a long list of players we think should be shipped out. Onohah is now deemed okay, Kamara is deemed also okay but not a 90 minute player. Parker played him a full 90 minutes and he did more than okay in my opinion. People say he is only good for 10-15 minutes? My point is, we should leave the final thinking to Parker. Le Marchand looks like he is going nowhere no matter what some people think! Scotty must have seen improvement in Le Marchand and why not? He is still young. Scott Parker is truly a thinker and a wise one at that. I really think that he will honestly try again with some returning loanees and it would make perfect sense. Anyone who can tame a beast like Kamara and get him to play football is fantastic by me. The playoff game was a masterpiece in tactical and technical ability. We actually concentrated for the full 90 minutes and but for taking the foot off the peddle, we should have wrapped the game up 2-0. I am looking forward to seeing Anguissa and Seri again now. If there is any improvement in any of these guy's, i personally would like to see it. Parkers philosophies mean patience and we will certainly need to bite the bullet next season in the prem. Tim Ream has played fantastically after the break in my opinion. He isn't flashy and Reamy can inject some pace if we need to. Honestly, watch the playoff again and you must agree that Reamy played okay. Maybe Parker will get someone to fill in besides Ream in that position who knows? Ream is coming to the twilight of his career but i still think that Scott will maybe draft a younger guy in and use Ream now and again until we learn the system. It was not pretty or nice to watch Fulham make mistakes all over the place, but remember guy's, Scott Parker is tweaking and perfecting his system, and all this will take time. Scott Parker is a Chairmans dream. He gave minute by minute details about the tactics, and i think that he will recall the loanees. The only thing we need now at Craven Cottage is patience and i mean lots of it....
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It's better to leave the thinking to Scott and his back-up team. While we gained promotion the hard way, our squad deserves playing in the EPL next season. However Scott probably realises it needs strategic strengthening to avoid coming back down again. My take on it, is that emphasis must be geared away from slow possession football to fast counter-attacking. Currently we don't have this strategy yet in place, and that means we need to recruit fast front runners to support Mitro.
posted by stephenterry (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 4:34 AM
 
I would also breach a no-go scenario when I believe right now that Brentford would do better than us in the EPL had they been promoted. Their strategic set up with the BMW combo is what we should aim for, going forward, IMO. Having said that, our containment strategy at Wembley worked brilliantly, but it's unlikely to be anything other than a relegation avoidance tactic come next season.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 4:42 AM
 
3 or 4 good buys,could take us out of the relegation scenario and put us on a footing much like Burnley.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 9:59 AM
 
A very good reflective piece. We have a better squad than when went up last time with more players with PL experience. As you have identified Scott is a good manager in many important ways, tactically very strong, has the players on his side to the scale of admiration and obviously knows how to improve players. I also think what the squad needs is an injection of real class. |I would rather two £50m players who improve the performance on the pitch and inspires the rest of the players. Five signings of £20m each will not have that effect.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 08th August 2020, 1:15 PM
 
Agree time is now. A few quality signings within the right areas of the pitch will enhance an obviously improving team. Team spirit is fantastic at Craven Cottage, and who are we to upset the applecart by verbally chucking out players we don't think are good enough. Our opinions will not matter in the end, it keeps us entertained and the interest in Fulham club is great on here. I am intrigued to see what Parker does with Le Marchand? We obviously don't rate him, but i think Parker can see what we can't? It is very interesting times at Fulham, and we are in a good place. I personally love to see players that are useless, improve and come to fruition. I can't wait now for the fixture list, and i hope we get WBA? I don't think we are a million miles from them technically, and deep down i think we are better. We certainly can pick up results against teams around us, and that includes Brighton, Sheff utd etc....
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 1:29 PM
 
Lets get realistic, suddenly SP admirors have appeared all over this site when before the final he was being hit left right and center and we won thanks to a one in a million goal. Had we lost and played exactly the same he would have been stoned. Staring with why we played kepano on the right.I am over the moon the we are PL again but much prefer to keep my feet on the ground. There is no space for Anguissa nor Seri simply because they have no FFC feeling. le marchand sorry to say i watch him closely as is a liability.Sensible post by Kunye. just 3-4 in who fit the jigsaw puzzle.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 1:39 PM
 
Stephen Terry' i disagree the Brentford and system would fair better than us in the prem. We obviously cracked the BMW and system, so would most good prem sides. Scott Parker is thinking beyond an efficient triangle lead by the trio. We opened them up within 10 minutes and we really should have scored but for crap finishing. Scotty needs to address the finishing from Bobby Reid and co? Not good enough in my opinion but my opinion means nothing. Again' would like to see a vast improvement from Reid and Knockheart in the finishing department. They are likable footballers and try hard for Fulham. Just need to polish up in the final quarter...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 1:44 PM
 
TNO' Watch this space! Remember the criticism Onohah recievied and Kamara? Who can say if Le Marchand will play football in the prem? Seri, and Anguissa are good players and a few are looking at Anguissa? A lot of players have no heart for their clubs but things change. Anguissa and Seri have been in the wilderness for some time now, and even they have had some time to reflect. A good thinking manager will pick up on these details psychologically, and that man may be Scott Parker???
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 1:52 PM
 
Hope you are right owen.it would be the best for ffc.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 2:01 PM
 
Tend to agree Stephen, can’t help remembering the dreadful tactics employed for our WBA game when there was absolutely nothing to lose yet it was a totally inept performance and its hard to understand what tactics SP demanded from the team,
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Due to Covid 19, Karaoke of Sweet Caroline has been banned. There will be no, Touching hands, Reaching out, Touching me, Touching you.
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Sounds like you’ve been touched alright (only a joke, keep them going)
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Thank you Scot for for proving me wrong. The team selection and the tactics you employed were 100% right on the night. Having watched the game several times and listening to your comments after the game. I believe given the right backing you will keep improving as all managers have to. The positions that we have to strengthen are obvious especially in the Premiership. WE do not need wholesale changes a little more pace will be needed at the next level. Good Luck and Well Done.
 
 
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Firstly congratulations to our under 18 side for winning their league title.The 2 joint player of the season awards in this group goes to Jay Stansfield & Cody Dramah. The sad disappointing factor is that it appears Cody has today signed for Leeds at a MASSIVE FEE OF 400k,said it before,and will say again is it worth having a youth squad when we ship them out so cheaply,and constantly read of how we are looking at over 30s has beens,relations.and returnee loans.
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We turned down 400 thousand it’s now a million with add ons , last year of contract. You make it sound it’s only Fulham who lose youngsters happens every where . And most don’t make it sadly , we’ve done better than most . You do love to run your club down
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:33 PM
 
Its not a case of running the club down,i still reiterate, what is the point of a youth side if they are not given 1st team game time,and do you think that the extra 1mil we may get is a good return.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:44 PM
 
True,every season young players move on,most of them are never heard or seen again you get the odd player bites you in the arse. Think our club is genuinely very well run and the way the world is today think we’re extremely fortunate to have our current owners.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 8:29 AM
 
Don’t know a great deal of youth players but is this lad a full back if so why let him go for such a miserly sum-bearing l in mind our Current full back situation presume Leeds haven’t gone overboard with wages surely we can match them and surely with Leeds turbulant recent history I would if him would have stayed put and if he’s that good wait for a better club
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 5:10 PM
 
Len watched a hell of a lot of youth games,and he was one of my tips to watch,yes he is a full back versatile playing on either flank,thats why an interest was shown by not only Leeds, but Man C, CP, and Everton. A previous postee said he was going for 1m,my understanding is it was 400,000 building to 1m + 10% sell on fee.but whatever it was surely we could have financially kept him and loaned out,season in the championship could have told us keep, or sell,a nightmare scenario for him would not have cost us mega money.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 5:56 PM
 
I to watch a lot of youth games much as l in joy it’s hard for managers there is such a big gap from first team . We do better than most Betts and Rodak made first team as did Ryan Sessegnon and we got good fee, got good money for Roberts Dembele scored lots of goals in season in first team out of contact so small fee Woodrow will make living out of game. Elliot still waiting for Liverpool to pay. Hydyman christan Burgess got small fees none playing at higher grade than us, has anyone rushed to sign ORiley yet could be another small fee. Sure I missed a few. Is that enough to warrant having a youth set up I don’t know, but better than most clubs our size
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With all the abundance of games on the telly recently, so many players both past and present, have been wheeled out to air their views. All I hear repeatedly is how they “fink” about everything. Listen to Ashley Cole , he “ finks” this, and “ finks” that, and can hardly string two coherent sentences together. God knows how much they are paid. ( p.s. not a snob - cab drivers son, comprehensive school, and brought up in a council house)
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What do you expect,most footballers are "Bungalow Bills" not much on top
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:35 PM
 
Dan Gleebals was your dad ?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:12 PM
 
Yes, I fink so........
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:48 PM
 
Scott talking about tactics in detail got most of the commentators looking very puzzled. The pundits are ex players who football knowledge is limited or ex managers who are ex because they are not up to date with current thinking.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 08th August 2020, 1:20 PM
 
"Oh is he more, too much more than a pretty face, (I don't fink so)... he's gonna make you a star.
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Can we be better than West Brom, West Ham and Villa? For me, the answer is yes. When I look at their players, ours are better. Unlike Slav, who had big ambitions, Scotty will be trying to grind to 40 points and finish in 15th. It’s hard to go from winning 23 to winning 11, but we are in a better position now than two years ago, when we were overconfident and couldn’t get a clean sheet. One or two Hector-like signings at the back are all we need to stay up.
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I don't think that Parker will make too many signings, just my opinion. I wouldn't dismiss Le Marchand either. The way how it is looking and how Parker thinks, he will stick to the core of players we have currently. I honestly think that it is a waste of time summarizing on who will go or stay, but it sure is fun putting our two pence in on here.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:59 PM
 
Owen,you seem to be a bit of a Le M luvie,great praise for someone who struggled in the championship, he and us will be crucified if given game time in the premiership.
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Official from Shad, various blah blahs until...”we were not at...any match since the pause in March” - Tony is our DOF, with a London residence. Not impressed Tony, sorry.
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Sorry mate you're an idiot. Coved 19 has killed people, ruined businesses, made many people redundant, killed sports clubs and events, cost people millions and stopped people travelling many places in the world. Khan has kept us solvent, improved the ground, been involved in us getting promotion and thanked us all, then you find the fact they haven't put themselves or others at risk to moan and complain. Get a life.
posted by Really??? (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 7:42 PM
 
Some really do like to find fault even when it’s not there Khans have been great for this club we’ve just gone up. And you proved it if that’s all you can find to moan at get a life
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:41 PM
 
Endorse the couple of above comments,yes they have made mistakes,but I for one are grateful that they are at FFC.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:48 PM
 
I must agree the Khans have been good for FFC
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:50 PM
 
I for one appreciate the Khans are at FF,.a few mistakes but many achievements
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:53 PM
 
I for one appreciate what the Khans have done for FFC.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:58 PM
 
Simon , you should be grateful rather than finding a tenuous reason to have a go . The Khans have invested heavily in our club , we should all be very grateful
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:10 PM
 
Simon , I find it hard to believe that a Fulham fan would find an extremely tenuous reason to have a go at the Khans . They are American citizens whose main business interests are in America so they will naturally hunker down in the states at this difficult time . Be grateful that they are willing to invest so heavily in our club rather than complaining .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:16 PM
 
If you read khan statement he said me and my family and all my workers at his biggest plant in chicago watched the game at 2/45pm along with some fulham supporters who some how work or live in area.They also jumped up and down as we all did when second goal went in, fantastic time he said!sorry owing to covid cant travel same with Cardiff game, all trapped in states. thank you for that mr khan it went down well with me ,no we look foreward to riverside opening.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 2:40 PM
 
Why does this site show error after you do bleedin long response to a mail ????, try again, read khans letter to fans , thank you mr khan, locked in his biggest plant in chicago owing to covid his entire STAFF AND FAMILY WATCHED THE GAME AT 2/45PM also some ffc supporters !!!! who live near by.Same problem with cardiff game.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 2:47 PM
 
He might have London pad but for various reasons maybey he was out of London or wanted to be in America pretty sure there was somebody here to take care of business seriously anybody that doubts this mans intentions. Needs to take a good look at himself. And just reflect on this football club in the last 5 years on and off the field Can’t see anybody raising doubts about his intentions ok his fool hardy approach in our last visit was not inspired but that was in hindsight Did not hear many doubters before season started. And pretty sure it won’t happen again
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 08th August 2020, 5:25 PM
 
Correct len, the man is doing ever thing right in my eyes , the dosh he is spending is eye watering, the riverside and motpsure pk for starters all for FCC .
posted by the real arch bishop. (Guest) - Sunday 09th August 2020, 12:25 PM
 
Most people come on to these sort of sites to complain. We have a very good owner, a strong backroom set up and a splendis manager. Now that is all probably true but it makes boring reading. The world is full of people whose only joy is to dispute reality.
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What day is it ????? cmon Chris you must have plenty this week about our nearest and dearest
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Girl goes to the doctor who needs to examine her chest. Doc says “ Big breaths” The girl says “ yeth and I’m only thicksteen”
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Call me a killjoy but I did not care how we achieved promotion BUT WE DID the time for recriminations would hAve been failure bottom line is we are a prem side now probably 4 players of a surviving one
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You’re a killjoy !
posted by Roy of Craydon (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 5:43 PM
 
 
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A Message From Mr Khan Friday 7 August 2020 11:00 Our Chairman Shahid Khan pens an open letter to supporters following Fulham's promotion to the Premier League. To everyone within the Fulham Football Club family, thank you. I had planned all along to share some thoughts with you after Tuesday’s match, and made the decision that whatever course these notes would take based on the outcome versus Brentford, I would start by saying thank you. You may be a player, football staffer, sponsor, supporter, student, anyone. If you’re reading this, you likely love this Club as I do, and you therefore know the journey over the past 16 months that brought us from relegation to promotion. Your resilience, commitment and belief deserve more thanks than I can adequately express. But, that’s just the football journey. The challenges we’ve all had to tackle, and continue to face, with the COVID-19 pandemic are – we hope – once in a long lifetime. I know the difficulties our squad and coaching staff have had to endure with the stoppage, uncertainty and expectations for promotion upon the restart in June, and to see us seize the moment on Tuesday night at Wembley Stadium will be a moment we should treasure forever. I know of the demands and stress all of this has had on the people who serve your club daily at Motspur Park and Craven Cottage, and their spirit and response has been remarkable. What I don’t specifically know is how this global health crisis has affected, personally or professionally, everyone else who stands with this Club for life. I imagine there have been hardships, moments of frustration and maybe even sadness, and for that I empathise. Yet, you’ve continued to make Fulham Football Club an essential part of your life, giving us all you have. I am impressed, humbled and in your debt. So, again – thank you. I am overjoyed to now complete my thoughts as we look forward to the start of a new season in the Premier League! Neither my son Tony Khan, your Vice Chair and Director of Football, nor I were able to attend Tuesday’s match due to travel regulations and restrictions from the U.S. to the UK and back related to COVID-19. Similarly, we were not at either leg of the Cardiff City Play-Offs or any match since the pause in March. It’s made for a surreal experience, to be sure, but we both kept close contact with CEO Alistair Mackintosh and Head Coach Scott Parker throughout and never felt the distance and time difference between London and the United States was a disadvantage. To the contrary, despite the initial results coming out of the break versus Brentford and at Leeds United, the reports we received daily from training combined with our eight-match unbeaten run through the first leg of the Play-Offs gave us confidence of the happy ending we planned for in August. Through injuries, suspensions and various other travails, we first persevered and then gained strength. Credit to Scott and his staff for guiding our players to find good form, and keep it, as we battled for automatic promotion to the very end before seeing off Cardiff City in Play-Offs aggregate to return to Wembley for our second winner-take-all match in three years. Prior to Tuesday’s match, I was in touch with Scott to learn what he and his staff had in mind for approaching Brentford. First, in case anyone wonders, I am very aware of our historical rivalry with Brentford, though many supporters and friends of the Club will nonetheless remind me of the pain that comes with dropping a match to the Bees. Duly noted! Add to that the romance many pundits, somewhat understandably, had with Brentford this season, plus the fact a Bees player said we should be in fear entering Tuesday’s match, and it all made for a lively storyline. But, it’s ultimately all about football, and I was curious to hear from Scott as to how we would prevail. I won’t get into details but will say that Scott, who also spent an hour on Zoom with Tony last weekend to present the plan for Brentford, told me to specifically look for two tactical strategies from your team at Wembley. I left the conversation confident that if our players bought into the game plan Scott outlined, we’d be a Premier League side at the end of the night. With that, I hosted a watch party in Urbana, Illinois, the city where my automotive company is headquartered in the Midwest region of the United States. My guests included lifelong friends from the area who have been my guests in London for various Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars games, including our promotion match at Wembley Stadium two years ago. Several friends drove down from Chicago, which is about three hours north of Urbana, and I also welcomed several die-hard Fulham supporters from the area. I’m an engineer, so be assured the layout of the room was designed for both optimum viewing and responsible social distancing. Whistle to whistle, we all wore protective face gear for a match that started locally at 1.45pm. It wasn’t the royal box at Wembley in 2018. But I was with family and my closest friends, and that’s royalty to me. You saw the match, so there is no need for me to recount the drama and elation of the evening – or, for me, my afternoon. But, I will reveal that I was calm and confident at half-time because I had seen the positive effects of one of the strategies Scott had mentioned. By the end of our 2-1 victory, I had seen both. It was a master plan, and it was perfectly executed. I am reluctant to name one, two or three players following a season and performance at Wembley where becoming a team and then being a team, in every sense of the word, will be what we remember in our promotion to the Premier League. Everyone is MOTM. But, I do want to commend Tony Khan and Scott Parker, and Scott’s superb staff, for building, guiding and inspiring a once-struggling team to greatness. And make no mistake, when you reach the Top 20, that’s greatness. Finally, a word on the subject of team. Be assured that we will be a team, in its truest sense, moving forward. We will be unafraid to improve and add pieces to our lineup, but not at the expense of the spirit and soul of a squad that bled, battled and sacrificed to return Fulham to the Premier League. Building a squad can be a tricky proposition for a newly promoted club, and that is especially true this year with the start of the season already nearly upon us. Turnover in football is inevitable. But, this Club has Premier League experience and our players, as well as our young and promising Head Coach, love Fulham Football Club. There is a lot to like in this team today, and just as much to like in our future. In the weeks ahead you will be hearing from the Club on the latest news related to our return to the Premier League. What this means for Season Ticket Holders and supporters, it’s honestly difficult to say at this moment. We will obviously be guided by the league and health authorities, and of course we hope to see you soon in person at Craven Cottage when it’s safe and sound. In the meantime, let’s rejoice! An extraordinary chapter in the long and honourable history of our Club has been written and completed, and we were all part of it together. Thank you! Come On, Fulham!
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Much appreciated by all lovers of our great club !
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 5:37 PM
 
yep. said the same in post above.spending a fortune on us and our club.
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Not sure about Mitro playing in a VAR environment. He gets fouled a lot and refs ignore it but he is a hot head and VAR won’t miss any of his one on one aggressive actions. I can see him being red carded on a few occasions next season. Good luck with that one SP.
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What about disallowed goals for being overly physical...?
posted by O David (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 2:11 PM
 
There we no significant problems when he played in our last PL season why should their be one now. Mitro is an intelligent bloke and will know he will be watched closely and will modify his behaviour to suit.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 4:36 PM
 
That one agains Marcondes was pure retribution, Mitro probably thought he would not make an impacts as he was not fit. Hilarious! Var will work both ways. Mitro gets frustrated as he is often fouled and ends up with nothing.
posted by SW6Steve (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 7:55 PM
 
Good point Steve. TTIN there was no VAR last time we were up
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Nice read! To the Brentford fans who like to hang around in here - what did and do you now think of Emiliano's comments about Fulham being scared? Even our chairman, 4000 miles away, feel he's day is made shutting him (and therefore, Brentford) up! hope its a lesson learn for your club - don't run ahead of yourselves. In the mean time - we move on with the confidence the squad will not be ripped apart this time. Only strengthened.
 
 
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We have a deep thinker about football tactics learned from listening to various managers a players. He surmised that one system would probably beat most of the Championship sheep teams he brought the players on board and it largely worked. The Premier League is full of teams who use different tactics and I am sure Scott will need to come up with special tactics to beat them as he did against Brentford. For example Man U get the ball forward as quickly as possible usually down the wings. Manchester City are measured but have tremendous skill and pace in the side that can create chances from nothing. Liverpool use a combination of the two Manchester teams but are master of breaking up opposition attacks with devastating counter attacks. I would also advice we need a top dead ball coach as we will have to make the most of those situations. Until Kebano started banging the ball in from free kick we rarely made anything from corners and free kicks. Our throws ins were not great either.
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Forget smalling we have a centre back just as good mawson give him a chance !watkins had one good season to be fair. Did not do much to harm us Not sure he would cut the mustard in higher class If available for 20 mill. Worth a go ( how much is mitro worth proven scorer i for club and country
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:31 AM
 
Our future in the Premier League will not be determined by results against the top six but by results against teams in 11th to 20th places. I wouldn't worry too much about City, United and Liverpool to be honest. Beat the lower teams at home and draw half a dozen away and that will keep us there for another season.
posted by MST (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 1:49 PM
 
Even against the "other" teams in the PL we need to be solid at the back and tactically clever and we have a manager who has proved he can be that. I do not think Mawson is anywhere near being a PL player in fact when he played he did not look like a decent Championship one. We also do not need to pick up players from relegated teams. Better to buy two really good players than six ordinary ones.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 3:32 PM
 
See, to recall when he did not play in prem it weakened our side once he got fit unfortunately he then got unfit !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 5:10 PM
 
Man C paid £55m each for Aymeric Jean Louis Gérard Alphonse Laporte and Kevin De Bruyne. Makes the £100m we spent in the PL look a bit silly.
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We won promotion, not ONLY by winning the play-offs, when we still failed to keep a clean sheet! The games to my mind was won long ago, after Brentford FC took six points of us in the League, they came to Wembley thinking that they only had to beat FFC as they had twice before and they would be in the land of milk and honey. Football does not work that way, especially with 'one off' games. Mr Parker says he is going to stay loyal to the players who won promotion and that is only fair, but if we do not reinforce our squad (which is far too small) for the Premiership, by Christmas FFC could well be struggling. I say bring back Chris Smalling from Man Un for £20 million and Ollie Watkins from Brentford for £23 million (no more, they are asking £50 mill, what a joke) and find at least six other players with Premiership experinece or its back the the Championship! Fact.
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You must be joking,Smalling 20m he will be 31 in november and is well past it,we need a younger squad not stop gaps. WATKINS 25m tops,and 2 quality defenders 40m the pair.And get shot of SERI & ANGUISSA should get at least 40m the pair.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:38 AM
 
Just wallow in the moment RoC and enjoy the vibes washing over you, worry about the future a little later....
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:40 AM
 
Forget sma
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:27 AM
 
About right kuyne
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:34 AM
 
The key is signing players with proven premiership experience that was the big big mistake last time also SP is correct to give the players that won promotion the chance to prove themselves at the higher level
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 11:55 AM
 
We should sound out Vertongen - proven entity and available
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 07th August 2020, 12:44 PM
 
Think you need to look up the definition of “fact” idiot!!
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Excellent assessment in todays "I " newspaper football page of the three promoted teams is best I have read. Brought me back to earth .Worth reading
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Do you have a link please?
posted by Hints (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 2:40 AM
 
https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-predictions-leeds-west-brom-fulham-relegation-572864
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:35 AM
 
Short but sweet, many thanks.
posted by Hints - Friday 07th August 2020, 1:50 PM
 
Typical shallow newspaper stuff.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 3:34 PM
 
Agree with two of them think palace time has come along with roy
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There is only so much weeping and wallowing a young man should do, and i feel we can put in a cheeky offer for a tearful and so sad Ollie Watkins. I hear that the Brentford fund-ISA department is slapping the ridiculous fee of 50 million on Watkins. See the trouble you get yourself into when you play with monopoly money and pretend houses Buzz Bee?? A more realistic proper money offer of 18-20 million for the scopey and talented Watkins is more than enough surely? Okay' chuck in a box of 'jammy-dodgers' will send Ollie's mum into raptures of joy, and certainly, sweeten the deal. With free postage and packaging and shave some tax off the vat bill will see happy days for both sides. Why pay extortionate fee's to the money men and greedy agents for sealing a deal like this one, simples i say! Ollie' a happy ending is yours to grasp, say yes to Fulham and build on your growing reputation by signing for Fulham. Legendary status and great riches awaits you 'Sir Ollie Watkins' Just sign for Fulham and join an illustrious, and ambitious team proud to grace the green-fields of Craven Cottage. Oh' Ollie' what say thee lad' 'what say thee'...
 
 
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Forget Sess - bring Harvey Elliot back on loan??
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Too much drinky-poo's John' Sessegnon is a all-rounder for me, and he can score more goals than Elliot all day long...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:04 PM
 
For me wipe the slate clean go for someone new
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:24 PM
 
What? You don't rate Sess the boy king anymore? We can make room for an extra goalscorer...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:21 PM
 
I agree ...what's this obsession with going backwards ...
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:22 PM
 
Don’t want Elliot back at this club !!!!sess maybey But where will we play him
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:37 AM
 
Owen think sess is a failed leftback average left winger to be fair he got his share of goals by being in the right place at the right time But he’s not a defensive. Midfielder so where the hell do you play him think his brother could make a right back and wide right player
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:43 AM
 
Never go back is is good adage, anyway Sess was brilliant in the Championship but very ordinary in the PL. The key to us staying up is to keep most of the squad together and adding a few player that are real class and stand out with what they do. We have a top striker but a top class centre back and a top progressive midfielder would make such a difference and would inspire the rest of the squad.
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Apparently We are talking to Spurs about Sess returning on loan and are going to sign Harrison Reed for £8 million, also looking for a central defender to play alongside Hector r
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Harrison Reed plus a CB plus a RB. Ream and Odoi/Christie aren’t Premier League level. LeMarchand isn’t Championship level. Mawson has never impressed and chronically injured. We don’t need to spend beyond that.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 5:15 PM
 
To be honest we need like 3 CB. But at least one quality CB would certainly be huge. If no one else 1 CB; then I agree a RB and a second FW. Also our midfield is very thin, who do we have? Reed, Cairney, Onomah... and then the desert... Arter, Johansen, McDonald, ugh!
posted by Marco (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:00 PM
 
Arter to sign new contract,WHAT,he will be 31 in a couple of months and is definitely not a premier player, a spot of nepotism maybe.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 9:07 PM
 
In the PL you cannot have more than two loan players. So all these wholesale loan rumours cannot be true. Until Tuesday I am sure we have been making enquiries as both as a Championship team and as a potential PL team and the rumours have probably been combined by the idiot press.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:27 PM
 
get rid of Bobby Reid and Cav and Knockhaert and get some strikers in to give Mitro a hand.
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Apparently We are talking to Spurs about Sess returning on loan and are going to sign Harrison Reed for £8 million, also looking for a central defender to play alongside Hector r
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Fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!
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It will be interesting to see if Arsenal make any multi million pound purchases now that they have saved money by laying off 55 backroom staff . Meanwhile Ozil takes £350 K a week and can’t be arsed to try , maybe he should resign his wages probably would cover for all 55 staff . Football can be a dirty business
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Let's say the average pay is about £15,000 per annum that is only £825,000 saved, that will not buy many players. The people the are sacking will be easy to replace when and if we ever have full stadiums again.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 10th August 2020, 2:44 PM
 
Incidentally a match day steward gets about £8 per hour. So my £15,000 per annum is very generous. I do not think Arsenal will save much they just do not want a lot of surplus staff on match days in a Stadium that will only be a third full.
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iS NOT HUMAN NATURE FUNNY,WE NOW HAVE BLOKES ON HERE TELLING US HOW THE BLOKES WHO SLAGGED S/P NOW HAVE EGG ON THERE FACES KNOWING THAT THEY ALSO WERE THE SAME BLOKES WHO ALSO SLAGGED S/P OF,WE ALL CHANGE SIDES IN THE NICEST WAY POSSIBLE TO MAKE OURSELVES LOOK SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE SUPPORTER.hE DID A GREAT JOB ON THE NIGHT,LETS WAIT TILL NEXT MAY THEN WE CAN ALL GET ON THE WAGGON AND PRAISE OR GIVE HIM HIS P45,MY GUESS IS BY JANUARY HALF WILL BE CALLING FOR HIS HEAD.
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It’s called being a fan, because we all think we know what’s best for the club! ‘Twas evert thus
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:02 PM
 
To be fair I said all along he should be judged at the end of the season,managers are judged /employed by results. No doubt he’s made mistakes in his first full season but as long as you learn by them that’s what life is about. I wish him well for next season and should be judged at the end of the season not after 10 games.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 5:29 PM
 
Well done and congratulations to Parker, his staff and all the players. A very successful season. But and it's an enormous but, I have not enjoyed this season. It's been boring and littered with below par performances. The worst game for me was WBA away. Playoffs guaranteed. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. So many fans were dying for Parker to go for it. Of course we didn't, we gained a pointless point and waved goodbye to WBA and automatic promotion. Even before the final I had lost interest and felt whatever will be will be. Enjoyed the Cardiff away game and the final. Great, great goals and everybody is up including me. Realistically, staying up on goal difference would amount to success so I anticipate another unejoyable season, and will be craving for flair football but in all honesty outside the top six, who would that be last season? Sheffield United?
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 6:58 PM
 
Sorry we've been so disappointing this season Chris ...I'm sure they will try to double there efforts to entertain next season !!!!..
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:20 PM
 
Getting out of the Championship is a slog and playing pretty football is a secondary. The only entertaining team was Brentford and they did not go up.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:31 PM
 
https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/august/06/comms-cam
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:39 PM
 
You make some very good points Chris, that WBA game in particular, seemed a gutless performance at the time. Mind you, if we’d won it, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to put our noisy neighbours in their place.
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Anyone tried my Brentford crumble ?
posted by Aunt Bessie (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:46 PM
 
I’d swop Benrahma and Watkins in a heartbeat for Seri and Anguissa. I’d chuck in Bobby De C Reid, Knockers and Ivan to sweeten the deal.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:06 PM
 
Did the brentford guys play last Tuesday?
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:37 PM
 
Seri - 25m, Anguissa - 30m, Reid - 10m, cav -15m, knockhaert - 6m. £80m total. You give them all for players not proven against the best!?
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:54 PM
 
Not sure about benrama reminds me of aluka. Excuse spelling lovely to watch but not much payback ( incedently think aluka. Better player would keep Reid.
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:23 PM
 
Seri ~ Anguissa.I know its not my money but I would take the 25m euros for each, and would save at least 6m in wages,these 2 are not cut out for the premiership.
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Seri ~ Anguissa.I know its not my money but I would take the 25m euros for each, and would save at least 6m in wages,these 2 are not cut out for the premiership.
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At the Premier League’s Annual General Meeting today, Shareholders agreed to rules relating to VAR and substitute players for the 2020/21 season.

Shareholders unanimously approved the implementation of VAR, in line with the full FIFA VAR protocol.

Clubs also agreed to revert back to using up to three substitute players per match, with a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench.
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The vote was 11-9 and the nine where nearly all the top teams who have 20 class players, something the majority lack.
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So we paid c. £30m for Anguissa and the same sort of money for Seri / MdeM - pretty much what Bees paid for their entire cup final squad. So now what? Well, recent press reports have stated we “wasted £100m en route to relegation” and there were “significant errors in the transfer market.” So what? So Arsenal’s famed global scout, Francis Cagigao and recruitment specialist, Brian McDermott have been released. How much better would they prove to be than Talbot and son? Significantly better? I think so.
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Watched the final with spanish commentary. The anguissa issue was brought up from the point of view of villareal interest pointing out his value would increase significantly if we were promoted. Apparantly hes doing very well and has little interest leaving the costa blanca.
posted by T.no (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:27 PM
 
Says it all really.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:33 PM
 
But Villareal do not want to pay FFC's minmum valuation. They've said the same about other players they have on loan. The club is potless apparently. Just what I read so don't shoot the messenger...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:34 PM
 
Says it all really. Any positive comments about this signing (c£70k pw) who doesn’t give a toss, or indeed Seri who equally doesn’t give a toss. Tony and his scouting team - not your finest hour.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:01 PM
 
I see Leeds have now been added to the list of prem; clubs wanting Cody Dramah,a great prospect and a versatile full back.Why not put him out on loan for a season or so,clubs supposed to be showing interest Leeds, Man C, Brighton, C Palace
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:38 PM
 
Anguissa looked the most accomplished of the mercenary team we purchased. I would have him back as sadly even he is worth £40m you would not find many as good PL players for that price.
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...FFC are prioritising contracts for Arter, Reed and Parker as well as Anguissa being on his way home.

You never know, Parkers backroom team have made better players of Kamara, Onamah and Rodak so why not Anguissa and Seri if he comes home too?
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Anguissa yes. Seri absolutely no!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:02 PM
 
Would all be very sensible moves. I'm still not convinced by Kamara, he did pretty well on Tuesday night, but didn't influence a huge amount. Seri got an extraordinarily bad reputation after last season for giving the ball away too much. The problem was, centre-backs/goalkeepers would absolutely ping the ball to his midriff, making it almost impossible to control. A slower pace that we have now would surely help him.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:13 PM
 
Kebano has just clinched a 2 year extension. Well deserved and suggests the promotion team will be rewarded instead of replaced. I'd be okay seeing Zambo back, he began to look good under Parker. AK47 is a very valuable player if used right. 90mins will never be the way with him. last 15 to bully tired defenders, well he would strike the fear of god into anyone.
posted by O David (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:18 PM
 
Bobby Zambo is far too old....
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:40 PM
 
The way he carried on, I wouldn’t let Seri back into the country, let alone the club.
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:55 PM
 
Seri came here with a good reputation felt the game was passing him by at times maybey coming from A foreign country straight into prem Needed time to settle as stated if we are to play a slower paced game might suit
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Are right. We will be Bournehampton. A mix of a few of the south coast boys!
 
 
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https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2020/08/05/premier-league-standings-prediction-2020-21/ 1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Manchester United 4. Chelsea 5. Arsenal 6. Tottenham 7. Leicester City 8. Wolves 9. Everton 10. Southampton 11. West Ham 12. Brighton 13. Burnley 14. Sheffield United 15. Leeds United 16. Aston Villa 17. Newcastle United 18. Crystal Palace 19. Fulham 20. West Brom
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Leeds?. Newcastle higher sheffutd down palace down West Brom down
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:46 AM
 
How do people guess the league positions before the close season transfers have been completed ..... Utter rubbish
posted by Alan (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:36 PM
 
Don’t need to wait for transfers for lower clubs anyway matter of opinion That’s why we post !!
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Sky Sports: Fulham looking at Ryan Fraser winger from Bournemouth (out of contract), and posting a 12m + bid for Kyle Walker-Peters defender (Spurs on loan at S'ton)
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Ryan Fraser - yes yes yes! Kyle Walker - maybe maybe maybe! Sessengnon - not sure not sure not sure.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Walker looks promising,not so sure about having Sess back
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:34 AM
 
Several articles are saying that Leicester will be selling Chilwell to Chelsea for 30mil +,and are interested in Bryan who they could possibly acquire for 5/7mil,are they taking the wee-wee
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:45 AM
 
Monthly payment plan over 12 months perhaps ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:38 PM
 
The Mail and Sun both report that Ryan Fraser wouldn’t re-new his contract with Bournemouth on £67K / week because he thinks he’s worth £100K . Palace can have him .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:10 PM
 
Frazier ain’t worth them wages we could pick up someone for half that .
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Boy, when some people get it wrong they get it wrong big time...
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I don't expect that you would have expected to hear from me, after Tuesday's disaster for my club, but I really thought that we would beat you quite easily, and if hadn't have been for the referee, we would probably have won, as two of your players should have been sent off, and as he didn't it gave you lot the advantage, and it looked like your experience of a previous final gave you the edge. Through gritted teeth, I must say well done, and hopefully, providing that we don't lose half of our squad, we will be joining you in the Premier League, where we will start beating you all over again. Come on you beeeeeez
posted by Busy Bee (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:14 AM
 
Being the better team with the better players gave us more than an edge ! BMW ? More like Skoda !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:23 AM
 
Almost gracious, but thanks nevertheless for your congratulations. Think it’s a bit rich claiming ‘foul’ regarding the refs decision. You well know, that over a season you win a few and lose a few, claiming, ‘We would have won if’ is a bit wet. Think of all the decisions that have gone your way. Be a man don’t look for excuses, you were completely out played on the night. Tactically and technically. Good luck this season and who knows we might see you in the PL in 22.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:35 AM
 
Takes a big bee to say he got it wrong Some of our anti parker fans take note You have a great style for championship If you can keep players BFc management should persevere. Don’t forget we had near misses wba hit the post Leeds last year Just bad luck you faced us pretty sure we would have beaten anybody in playoff final at Wembley. ( your big mistake was beating us in League We would have avoided you somehow any good luck
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:56 AM
 
Thank you for the confidence and endorsement that we are promoted to the premier league to stay and won’t be seeing you (if you are promoted next season) as we go past each other!!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:16 PM
 
Let’s face it Fulham were by far the better team your boys completely bottled it I truly wish you all the best although would be surprised if you hang on to your top players. Never under estimate the opposition I think the player who was bragging about Fulham being scared motivated us more
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:45 PM
 
Next season Brentford will have experience of the play off. You may have noticed you did not get bragging from us, don’t count your chickens ect. I wish you all the luck with injury and cards for next season and maybe play you in the prem. That would be great, your new stadium could be like a secret weapon because the big clubs may find it difficult.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:28 PM
 
Please do not be disrespectful to Brentford. They are a great team as we can and should acknowledge, they performed excellently and exciting nearly all season and were favourites to be promoted for a long time. Someone had to lose. We won on the day. The tactics of SP in the final were spot on. Brentford have a great bunch of players and I wish them success for the future. Just to let readers know I am a FFC man and been so since 1955. I still Referee in Devon and I am registered with Devon FA and Surrey FA. I was born in Putney and could see FFC's ground.
posted by Rob (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:04 PM
 
Didn’t see anyone ‘disrespecting’ Brentford. I thought all exchanges, on both sides, were pretty gentlemanly. Just slightly differing views.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:15 PM
 
Not sure about a great side. Good side by the way it’s called experience saying we was scared of them was more worried about villa last time !!! Thought bees would bottle it
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Well that got you interested.....saw a photo of him today wearing a full facemask so there are some benefits then.....
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Now we are back in the Premier ( boy does that sound good) will be interesting reading the gossip columns to find out who we are trying to bring in to strengthen our squad.
posted by Rob (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 9:00 PM
 

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