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Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:31 PM



 
I gave our performance 6 1/2 out of 10, and that leaves us loads of room for improvements. Before the start of the season, i put Leeds on the top of the heap and Fulham a close 2nd. Leeds are the ones to hunt down in my opinion and we Fulham are not even close enough yet, we have work to do to match them. West Brom are a big threat and they look like they could snatch 2nd spot and that would put Fulham in the dreaded play-off spot once again. I don't know about you guys' i would rather not go through another play-off situation this time around. We have a great attacking and improving squad of players, but we are still vulnerable in defence. Our vulnerability is nothing new and maybe we should just accept this situation and just play to our strengths? With flank players like Knockheart and Cavaleiro, and the back up with the likes of Bobby Reid etc, we are a potent force going forward. We can improve loads yet, and hopefully, we can up our performances and get nearer to our table toppers Leeds. Wouldn't it be nice to gain an automatic spot to the prem this time around? That would be dreamland for me...
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 6:06 PM



 
When city score, it's the most tame reaction from the crowd ever... thank god we don't support that crap side in that crap division.
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If you call City a crap side - you must be a bitter man
posted by Other john (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 8:12 PM
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 5:16 PM



 
Knew we would beat Huddersfield and surprised that it took until the second half to nail them There Manager was there to watch his side for the last time, so I guess that they had a bit of an extra bit. Listened to BBC Radio 5 Live all afternoon, glad to hear that they were impressed with Dan Burn playing for Brighton and Cawley Woodrow playing for Barnsley, cannot dwell on the ones we allowed to go only those we have today. Glad Aleksanda Mitrovic scored again today as its important for us he gets back into the habit.
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Then for God’s sake stop droning on about them at every opportunity, and move on.
posted by Keetch54 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:21 PM
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 5:04 PM



 
We are nicely positioned and we haven’t yet seen the best of our players! Mitro, while scored two goals, not quite bossing the defenders yet. Cavaleiro scores a great goal but not get got into second gear running at players. Knockaert on the other hand doing great runs but still to get his goals Sess is a great potential and could do another Sessegnon this season. Cairney playing we’ll and can play much better. We have yet to get Reid and Reed into the team! If Parker can get everyone to play to their potential and get the team to gel - we will be awesome in this division!! Coy
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 4:13 PM



 
After a shocking and frustrating time in the premier league it feels so good being out of it and back to winning. Well done Mitro for scoring in both games. We’re now playing as a team, having sent useless Anguissa and co out on loan and no longer have that depressing journey home after being battered by the likes of Man City and co. Aston Villa who denied when questioned they were doing ‘a Fulham’ when they signed twelve new players are losing again 2-0 down against Bournemouth at half time. Welcome to the premier league lads. Enjoy!
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 2:06 PM



 
You know whats the best thing about coming on this board the day after a win? Listen to all the muppets that can only find negatives. I'm guessing this is why the cottage is quiet on match days, it's because you're all a miserable bunch of wankers
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I'm guessing you don't do irony then?
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 17th August 2019, 2:38 PM
 
Not sure he does anything !
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 3:31 PM
 
Just me , what sort of name is that ? Get a life sonny !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 3:34 PM
 
The missus does the washingy & irony in my house.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 3:45 PM
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:35 AM



 
Typical Leeds. I see that Leeds want Mitro banned for doing a Bamford. Mitro has to be careful we can’t afford him to be banned.
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See my post below
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:46 AM
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:18 AM



 
It's the usual bunch of dead beats on this site!Guess what Ffc won last night!Instead of writing negative crap why don't you going shopping with the wife!?
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For me Steven sess. man of the match. And hope we see more of the kids coming on.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:58 AM
 
Absolutley agree General and Geez.I thought the whole team played with guts and committment and I am hugely optimisic for the future. Teams won't want to plays us. One thing that was pathetic was Mitro's ridiculous behaviour it was embarassing - Parker have a word we don't want that in an FFC team however many goals he scores.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:23 AM
 
Young sess better full back than his brother !!! Pretty good going forward
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:38 AM
 
 
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Saturday 17th August 2019, 4:31 AM



 
I said it last season and will say it again Mitro is slow, lazy, a liability and way over rated. Come on Scoty there has to be a better, younger No9 coming through the ranks. Use Kamara for now. Well done for playing Stephen Sessegnon, as good if not better than his bro.
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4-31am , just got in from the pub George ? Come back when you’ve sobered up !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 6:02 AM
 
OMG. Some people George are you a wind-up merchant Kamara no thanks don’t think we need him in the squad - ship him out Btw SSess what a game we have a new Sess :)
posted by Fluke (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 7:32 AM
 
Younger? He's only 25! He's scored 2 goals in 3 games, yeah you're right, he is overrated & not good enough. Jeez, some people.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:06 AM
 
George your talking crap presume you did not see pitch map regarding mitro work rate very good. Think his fitness seems better scored again think he’s good for 20 plus this year took a lot of stick think they took it in turns to have a go allied to a typical chamionship ref allowing them to do so !! Well done ffc good result
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:44 AM
 
Good post Len
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:23 AM
 
Good post Len no championship defender Likes playing against him
posted by Terry (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:25 AM
 
Arise, ST George, 'The Dragon Slayer'!!! I doth my cap to any man who can drink his fill at 4;31am in the morning, then to raise a speech so noble and so passionate about a talent like 'Kamara' who will rise to the fore, and then to lift this club our Fulham out of the depths of horror and dark despair. 'Who is this man you may ask??? To whisper his name is pitiful my friends! I say we raise a glass and shout his name like thunder!!! Arise ST George' We Salute you!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:06 PM
 
 
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Friday 16th August 2019, 11:43 PM



 
Bettonelli isn't great and there are weaknesses to his game. He still divvers and faffs about on the ball too much for me, also at fault for conceding that goal. Great keepers can throw the ball out accurately and i never saw one decent throw out all night from him, bring back Richo i say? Knockheat is always a threat to defenders and his constant running and probing is a great weapon for us. What we are lacking at the moment is that psychi and that know-how between him and Mitrovic and Cavallero who was excellent, Quality goal, i am happy for Cav, he works hard. I am not happy with our tippy tappy nonsense at the back and it is a recipe for disaster this season. I guarantee you, it will cost us a few goals. Maybe our whole team need to gel a lot more and get to know each others game. Saying that we won 2 games on the bounce and that is good for Fulham and Scott Parker. Maybe we can improve week by week and keep this run going? We should bre happy with the result though and guess what? We are top arn't we! COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!!!
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Do you think Kamara should have played then, Owen ?
posted by Ollie (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 11:54 PM
 
Owen, love your optimism (ish) - what playing out from the back/tippy tappy -what the best South American and Spanish teams (ie. successful) do is lure other teams’ midfields out and allows our midfield the space to then play through and attack. With our style of play it’s our best bet. With Mit about there is always a plan B to play it long. Just because we couldn’t play this style effectively in the PL doesn’t mean it’s not right for the Champ. COYW
posted by RFC (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:12 AM
 
No Ollie' Kamara not needed for this game. We will be busy and plenty of cup matches this season will see Kamara perform. If we hadn't scored and still 1-1? Maybe bring him on? Mitrovic and a few more will be busy with country call-ups this season and it is not possible to play every single game. Kamara like a few players, still should improve yet. We have a good squad and i would like to see that young guy feature from Spurs. I think he was part of the Sessegnon deal...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:16 AM
 
RFC'our playing out from the back still makes me nervous. Bettonelli just needs to show more urgency with his distribution in my opinion. He is not a great keeper and i just think we should have held on to Richo this season. I agree that our style will work for the Championships against half the teams. It will not take a lot of sussing out against the better teams like Leeds who will be on to us like bullets. We have plenty room for improvements to come ourselves, and we look set up to score more than we concede...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:27 AM
 
Qwen how on earth do you think their goal was Betts fault?The two centre halfs parted (none going for the ball)and left their man with a free header.All keepers have faults,but be fair he is not superman.I think he did well to get as close as he did.
posted by v.r.bedley (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 12:33 AM
 
Owen think your comments on Betts unfounded last night did he make any saves in anger apart from the goal which he nearly stopped if that ball was an inch further out it would not have counted and the save would have been commended all this back play is not always the goalies fault agree we need to vary though
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:50 AM
 
Betts makes me very nervous when playing casual football in our own box. Too many short passes no urgency, going nowhere, but when he does go long he rarely finds our player. Rodak no doubt will play in the cup game coming up and against good opposition we can judge for ourselves.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:37 AM
 
 
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I’m happy. Our forward play looks (potentially once Knock/Cav/Mit gel) devastating. If our defence can...defend, we will contend for promotion. No shame in being positive about the season. Get behind the boys and Parker. Our style of play means we’ll be good away. Much will depend on our home form when teams defend in numbers....so our support at the cottage will be crucial. Fortress.COYW
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I agree, we are going to have an enjoyable / successful season. The reason being is we have proven championship players. Ream looked class to me, very assured. Sess ? Very impressive with The front three always looking dangerous, (with options on the bench). Lets just enjoy the ride.
posted by Guardian (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 11:16 PM
 
Ream looked very assured to me too. I think a lot of his confidence comes from having Bettinelli in goal and Mawson freeing him up. Good to see his back isn't bothering him.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 17th August 2019, 4:06 AM
 
 
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Friday 16th August 2019, 9:46 PM



 
But a little too close for comfort
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A lot too like. Joe Bryan really coming into his own. Mawson a bit frail. Sublime Cavailero goal. Mitro, thanks for the goal, but your 85th minute rolling around was excruciating. You should feel embarrassed.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:10 PM
 
Why’s mitro getting the stick when the guy purposely flicked him in he eye.
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Friday 16th August 2019, 9:42 PM



 
Ryan WHO??? Very impressed with Stephen tonight
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Sess was superb , showed a very cool head throughout
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:44 PM
 
Best and most natural right back I have seen in 3/4 years at Fulham! Promising. He’s got a great vision and a good passer....I can see why Spurs wanted both sess! They got the wrong one I think...
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:49 PM
 
Man of the match
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:49 PM
 
USA, USA, USA, YEYYY!!!
posted by USA WHITES (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:52 PM
 
Have to agree I though sess was MOM, thought Mawson and Ream looked good too
posted by Fulhamkev - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:01 PM
 
Shhh...don’t say it so load....Daniel Levy can hear you
posted by Rm (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:07 PM
 
Go away USA .
posted by Frank (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:12 PM
 
Sess2 MOM for me too. Great to see a fullback closing the space between him and the winger. No standing off for Sess! Showed great strength and speed going forward - the determination to get to the ball that led to Cavalleiro's goal was brilliant.
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:33 PM
 
To be fair Tony Khan said in his interview, that young Sessingnon would end up being our regular first team right back, and on tonight's showing I must admit I agree with him. Thank goodness he has signed a 5 year contract. Bye Ryan, enjoy your career at Spurs, but I think that we have the better brother left here at Fulham. COYW
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 11:32 PM
 
Let’s hope we’ve got the right one personally beginning to think we might have. Maybey we should hide him away for a while tlll we sign him on full terms !!!( that being young sess )
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:56 AM
 
Did not realise he’s signed a deal nail that spot down Steve!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:58 AM
 
Was impressed with his performance looked like a seasoned professional, and only played a few games in first team, can only get better.we need to sign him up on a long term contract.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:10 AM
 
Didn’t realised he had signed new contract great job Fulham
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:12 AM
 
Didn’t realise he had signed a new contract great work Fulham
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How many more goals is Betts going to give away with his bad positioning, we should have got someone in the transfer window. He is going to stop us getting promotion.
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Never been a fan of Betts,but we have a very capable keeper who should be given a chance Rodek.Nice to see how much better we are playing without Christie
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:47 PM
 
What do you know eh
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:43 PM
 
Do you think Betts was to blame for that goal ??? interesting not the defenders in front of him
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 9:59 AM
 
 
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He can’t seem to do anything right ............. maybe he will score now I’ve said that
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Awkward....
posted by Hmmm (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:24 PM
 
Yep! True match winner!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:37 PM
 
Ivan didn’t have a good first half but to br fair he kept plugging away , good for him
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He cant seem to do anything right .........maybe he will score now I’ve said that
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Your .... and you know you are
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:44 PM
 
 
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Sick, sick, sick of it. Bad enough watching the players spit but just seen Scott Parker have a spit. Disgusting, anti social, unhealthy and setting a bad example to youngsters. I ve played football for 40 years and I ve never felt the need to spit. Come on FA stamp it out!
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You must be a brexit loving old bloke
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:45 PM
 
One of he more stupid comments on this site.spitting is a filthy habit , I'm sure Parker wouldn't do this in the street - so why on the pitch ?
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that's my opinion is that given conditions we is doing alright
 
 
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The other sess get a chance 2 or 3 - 1 is my prediction.
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Not good! Not Sess., just FFC.......not working Scott
posted by MC (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:30 PM
 
Good prediction Will. Other post is typical negative nonsense on this site/ we love Fulham. We hate negative old gits
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:46 PM
 
I hate Man City MC you talk rubbish - have it
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Where does the Black Forest cuckoo live? In the Gateau...
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Are you talking about lisp severley ?
posted by Massa (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 6:16 PM
 
 
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On Monday 12th August, the Fulham Supporters’ Trust met with Fulham FC at Motspur Park.

The Club was represented by:

David Daly (Non Executive Director)
Peter Spartin (Senior Head of Commercial Development)
Katy Brecht (Head of Ticketing)
Nicola Walworth (Supporter Relations Manager)
Carmelo Mifsud (Media Relations Manager)
Charlie Harris (Communications Assistant)

Alistair Mackintosh (CEO) was on a short holiday after the transfer deadline.

The FST was represented by board members:

Ian Clarke
Jerry Cope
Sue Couch
Les O’Gorman

HOW IT WORKS

Each topic below is raised by the FST in an attempt to discuss issues raised primarily by a number of our members. Individual questions from members are sent to the Club outside the meeting, and we encourage members first to raise these directly with the Club via enquiries@fulhamfc.com.

If any member has raised an issue that it has not been possible to discuss in the time available then please do contact us again in good time before the next meeting.

The following topics were raised and discussed:
•Ticketing
•Coach Travel
•Away Trips
•The Incident at Barnsley
•Aldershot Friendly
•New FFCtv Service
•Safety Advisory Group (SAG)
•Transfer Window
•Feedback from the Blackburn Game

TICKETING

In response to queries from members, the Club confirmed that they were still selling season tickets but only at the Putney End via the waiting list. This was mainly because the pre-set limits for this season had been met in the other stands (Hammersmith, Johnny Haynes), the remainder being available firstly for Members and then Season Ticket Holders as one-offs, then if any remaining, other buyers with a booking history. This approach also importantly maintains fairness for those Riverside season ticket holders who had been moved to the Putney stand and provides a spectrum of ticket availability for match by match buyers. The Club agreed to expand the current position regarding sales in FAQs on the website.

The Club confirmed that, so far, match by match tickets had not been made available in the Putney End but that they may do so once season ticket sales had been completed.

The Trust asked about the position on season ticket seat upgrades, and the season ticket exchange scheme.

The Club confirmed that the upgrade scheme was now in operation, with a fee of £5 for Concession to Adult, and £10 – £20, depending on the match, for Junior to Adult. It can be accessed by phone or in person at the ticket office. As previously advertised there is a limit of six upgrades per season and the Club reserve the right to refuse upgrades should they feel that the system is being abused.

The Club also confirmed that the season ticket exchange scheme was nearly ready to go, with just a few legal issues to be sorted. It would be launched for the first game where there was a sell-out (or perhaps a near sell-out) across all stands, and would be available via a season ticket holder’s personal account on the website.

Credit would be used to offset against next year’s season ticket cost. For any game, the Exchange will be live from the point of sell-out being declared until midnight on the night before the match.

Seats offered via the Exchange scheme will be made available to purchase by anyone currently authorised to buy tickets (e.g. season ticket holders, members, booking history). A paper ticket will be issued and the season ticket will be cancelled for the match in question.

The Trust welcomed both of these developments.

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COACH TRAVEL

The Trust had been concerned to hear of difficulties, seemingly centred on one coach, for the Barnsley game. A coach had turned up at the wrong pick-up point and there had been difficulties with the parking fee when it reached Barnsley. The Trust had also been very concerned that the coach driver had insisted on ‘no stop’ on the return 5-hour trip, which we regarded as unacceptable. The Club accepted that things had gone wrong, and were already in dialogue with the coach contractor (Kings Ferry) – we were assured that there would be no repeat.

The Club also explained that the particular difficulties were not related to a new policy of having an official trained steward on each trip, as this policy had started at the beginning of last season, albeit the volunteer stewards had only been stood down, with a personalised letter of thanks, this season. The Club agreed to feed all the points raised into the training and briefing of stewards and highlighted that the coach stewards will be drawn from the same pool for each away game, allowing them to build a relationship with the away travellers.

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AWAY TRIPS

The Trust and the Club discussed a possibly growing level of concern raised by members about some situations at our away games, including standing in front of supporters themselves unable to stand and/or who had bought tickets specifically in the designated non-standing area. The Club said that they were keeping a close eye on the situation but there was no easy fix. A few fans have been banned from buying tickets because of behavioural issues.

The Club confirmed that stewarding at away fixtures is the responsibility of the host club and not all clubs welcomed away stewards. However the Club does provide away stewards where possible and appropriate.

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THE BARNSLEY INCIDENT

The Trust reaffirmed its extreme disappointment with the alleged incident involving Cyrus Christie’s sister and asked for our good wishes to passed on to Cyrus and his family. The Club said that investigations by the South Yorkshire Police were continuing, and they would not be able to make any further statement until the Police themselves reported further, though the Club will continue to assist the authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference number 14/118274/19.

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ALDERSHOT FRIENDLY

The Trust reported that the experience of stewarding at the Brighton game at Aldershot had contrasted badly with previous friendlies at the same ground, which had been most enjoyable. As the Club had not received similar feedback, we would forward details to be taken up with Aldershot.

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NEW FFCtv SERVICE

The Trust reported that some subscribers had difficulty in registering with the new service this season. The Club said that changes have been made to improve both the overall offering and service of FFCtv for the new season, and that one of those changes involved moving to a single provider for both payments and video hosting and streaming.

It is likely that those having difficulties either have an expired credit card or an expired subscription. In both cases the solution is to buy a new product via the Club’s website.

The Club encouraged anyone still having difficulties to contact the new provider on ffctvsupport@streamamg.com, who now handle all customer service.

The Trust also reported an outage toward the end of the first half of the Blackburn match for international subscribers. The Club said that it acknowledged the issue at the time and it was rectified appropriately with the service provider on Saturday.

The Club confirmed that midweek games, home and away, not selected for TV, would be available for streaming in the UK. They also said that a new App was in development to allow streamed matches to be viewed on mobile devices for the first time, and that those abroad wishing to make a one-off purchase (e.g. when on holiday) could do so, providing the appropriate settings are active on the user’s mobile device.

The Club said it hoped the new App will launch in the coming weeks and for now, the best experience for live video and audio streaming is via the new microsite https://tv.fulhamfc.com.

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SAFETY ADVISORY GROUP (SAG)

The Club confirmed that the Trust was being asked to provide a Fulham representative for this Group, which was convened for clubs in the area by Hammersmith and Fulham Council. The Trust accepted the invitation to join the SAG on behalf of Fulham supporters.

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TRANSFER WINDOW

As nobody attending the meeting was directly involved in the summer transfer activity it was not possible to discuss any specifics in detail, although the Trust did suggest, notwithstanding deadline day itself had been very busy, whether it might be possible to do more contingency planning if transfers, like that of Ryan Sessegnon, went through at the last minute.

Following our suggestion at the February 2019 meeting, the Trust did however welcome the release of a video by Tony Khan setting out in some detail Fulham’s approach to the recent transfer window, not least the importance of keeping within FFP requirements. Supporters who are subscribers can view the video via FFCtv.

The Trust commented that it was in our view unfortunate that the video was behind a TV pay wall and therefore its audience would be restricted. In response the Club agreed to consider a more general release, after a period of exclusivity to subscribers.

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FEEDBACK FROM THE BLACKBURN GAME

The Trust reported that generally feedback had been good about the new arrangements, particularly in the Putney Stand, but perhaps Blackburn had not been a real test. It had however a number of issues to raise, which the Club agreed to take away and look into:
•The continuing poor tannoy system (the Club reported this was being tested again this week)
•The non-opening of a bar at the Hammersmith end (the Club explained this was due to a power failure)
•The lack of handrails stepping up to the higher seats at the Putney End
•Standing of away supporters, blocking views for home supporters in the Putney end
•The closure of some turnstiles
•The lack of nearby disabled toilets at the Hammersmith End
•The lack of reusable plastic cups which had been successfully trialled last season
•A suggestion that the photographs of mascots be taken towards the Johnny Haynes Stand rather than the derelict Riverside Stand pre-match.
•The need for flexible segregation of away supporters depending on the opposition (the Club reported that the distance between home and away supporters could be flexed depending on the fixture).

The Trust requested that particular attention be given to the next home fixture to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort and to allay remaining concerns about the operation of the Putney stand.

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The meeting closed at 1430.
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:24 PM
 
Anything useful to add Roger or are you just as dopey as you sound?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:32 PM
 
'The Trust requested that particular attention be given to the next home fixture to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort and to allay remaining concerns about the operation of the Putney stand'. Hmmm, that wouldn't be the Millwall fixture by any chance? 7.45 kick-off, all day boozing. Hope that the 'distance between home and away supporters' at the Putney End has been thought through.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:36 PM
 
Wednesday night game and all day boozing ... were not al OAPs. We have jobs mate.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:53 PM
 
Thought the tannoy system was adequate as did the fans around me remarks saying it was nice to talk without shouting at each other. ( last year was ridiculous. From under the stands by the food and drink outlets to the seating areas. Unless my ears a delicate !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:07 AM
 
Agree with you on that LEN. Also can we have some different music. A bit of variation would be nice.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 1:56 PM
 
 
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Surprised he wasn’t given more of a chance at FFC especially with the problems we have and continue to have in the middle of the defence the couple of meagre chances he was given I thought he did ok but I suppose our coaching staff know best !
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Looked dodgy when I saw him play. Not good enough imo and backed up by him not really playing for the loan clubs he went to.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:43 PM
 
Agree Chris and I thought last week that the defence was spot on with Ream back to his best and Mawson looking good too.

We know that this back four are not PL class but I think they'll be good enough for the Championship to be honest...


posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:01 PM
 
Not good enough. From what I can gather he had one decent game in the caraboel (spelling) cup otherwise look very clumpsy!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:10 PM
 
Djalo not good enough for the championship. Would struggle in league 1/2 JMO
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:52 PM
 
Poor quality player,could even struggle in a lower div club.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:39 PM
 
Your team's as boring as your manager!!!
posted by Bee Bob a lulah (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:46 PM
 
Fat bob getting it completely wrong again , lol.
posted by Pete (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:47 PM
 
Nope!! HAHAHAHA!
posted by Bee Bob a lulah (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:53 PM
 
Yep , you Barnet fans are an annoying herd of knobs , hahaha .
posted by Pete (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:16 PM
 
 
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But we have to establish ourselves when playing away from the Cottage, there can be no better time to play The Terriers, who have not got their act together as yet back in the Championship. I'm looking for Mitrovic to start scoring regularly and a midfield that can also track back to cover our suspect defence. My prediction 1 -2 win for Fulham playing away!
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Expecting a boring 0-0 myself so will be pleasantly suprised if you're right ;0).
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:04 PM
 
Hopefully no repeat of the shocker last year up there!
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:42 PM
 
3-1 incoming COYW
posted by Berg (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:49 PM
 
I realise there is usually an immediate back to reality for us all the game after a win, but we were one of only two league clubs who never played this week, so should be fresher than Huddersfield. it may take a while, but I am confident we can get a win tonight.last season cant repeat itself- can it?
posted by zambesian (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:19 PM
 
Huddersfield only included one first team player in their mid week match against Lincoln City, so they will have a fully fit squad for tonight.
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Myself and two friends had arranged to go up to Huddersfield for tomorrow nights match, but we have just seen the weather forecast, which is dire for the area, so we have decided against it. Luckily w haven't bought any tickets in advance. Has anyone else changed their minds, especially as it's being shown on Sky TV ?
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Jesus wept. A bit of rain forecast and you've decided not to travel. You sit in your comfy armchair in front of the tele with your nice cup of horlicks and your slippers you big wooser. meanwhile 20,000 northerners will brave the elements and offer proper support to their team
posted by Terrier (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:38 PM
 
So whose looking after the ferrets and pigeons while your out with your flat caps and wellies probably drinking that awful stuff you call beer , lol.
posted by Al (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:03 PM
 
Is the dress code still 1970s up in Yorkshire ?
posted by Mike (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:15 PM
 
Miners , what miners ?
posted by Maggie (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:19 PM
 
20,000? Is that because all of the electricity is being used by the floodlights?
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:27 PM
 
They've got electricity up there now?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:52 AM
 
They've got loads of Whippets running on a huge hamster wheel to power the floodlights tonight.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:54 AM
 
I would delete these posts as demographicist but no one will up there will be able to read them because they don't have t'internet yet so I won't bother....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:55 AM
 
Well said that man..
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:23 AM
 
How very dare you take the piss out of our Yorkshire friends. Love there tea bags & vets.
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:07 PM
 
We need to watch out for their strikers though. Arthur Scargill and Zac Dingle upfront. A good pub up there is the Woolpack.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:33 PM
 
You sad southern shandy drinkers. And when you get up north tell them to there faces what you say behind a key board. Southern sh'''t heads.
posted by paul (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:22 PM
 
Yorkshire ain't that north go further & say it as it is :) COYW
posted by Berg (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:20 PM
 
ee by gum, i reckon Paul is rattled and has taken the bait.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:40 PM
 
Yorkshire tea - is that mor self righteous than all the other teas?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:03 PM
 
Brown ale tea is TIP TOP
posted by Berg (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:10 PM
 
Not sure if it's mor self righteous, but it is better than pg tips / typhoo.
posted by Will (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 5:14 PM
 
Jesus Christ ! You never seen rain before ! man up, your supports is terrible, what a wuss. man up, rain doesn't hurt you does it ! 19,900 town fans sitting there and dont give one. u should have gone and supported your team instead of sitting in your flat in London and out of the rain. #yourscaredoftherain #ohhtobea
posted by Terrier (Guest) - Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:21 PM
 
i am i diff persone btw i put that ontop.
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In one of the lorry mags. The commercial motor. A recent high court judgement has clarified that using a mobile phone at the wheel is not an offence unless it is proven beyond reasonable that the phone was being used for an [interactive] telecommunications function. It could mean the law is rewritten following the case of director of public prosecutions v Barreto. in which the old bill spotted the bloke filming with his mobile phone while driving past a crash.
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No disrespect intended Geez but wtf are you talking about
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:36 PM
 
just what it says. If you are not talking to any one And using the phone other wise. like filming it not nick able.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:20 PM
 
Well it should be idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:18 PM
 
IMPARTIAL do you not read and under stand the printed word. Idiot
posted by GEEZER OAP (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 7:04 PM
 
The boy imp is an immature school kid !
posted by Jim (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:05 PM
 
He has a point though Jim. It should be banned and he should have been fined for a) holding a phone whilst driving (for whatever reason) and b)rubber necking and filming an accident. Bloke's a prize d1ck!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:59 AM
 
Q: How do you casterate an Huddersfield Town supporter? A: Kick his sister in the mouth
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:04 AM
 
Oops posted in wrong thread. Try the one above.LOL.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:12 AM
 
Who is Nick Able geez? What stand does Imp have to read under, is it the Hammersmith end?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 4:51 PM
 
 
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The only reason politicions are wishing us to remain is that they would have less time in the Commons bar, They would have to work for a change instead of letting Brussels pass the laws. I think most working class Fulham supporters voted leave and I am still waiting for it to happen. I am an 82 year old pensioner and England was ok before we joined the common market. Even Fulham played better in those days.
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Well spoken young man, many would agree with you - though not MST !
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 2:10 PM
 
This post perfectly sums up a lot of the leave vote, looking back to the past with constant references to World Wars and when Britain had an empire, ruled the waves etc. Time to wake up, look around you and figure out if you have a better position on the world stage as a member of one of the World's most powerful trading blocs or running cap in hand to a deranged president who couldn't give a toss about you. Look at the way the Chinese responded to the foreign secretary's comments on Hong Kong for example. Wouldn't have happened in the old days but that's exactly the point, we're not in the old days any more.
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:15 PM
 
I will try and treat you with the respect that an 82 year old should merit, but your post is absurd. Politicians are certainly not lazy, even if misguided. Furthermore, Britain in the 1970’s and early 1980’s was a complete basket case. Our economy was shredded and we were bailed out by the IMF. Strikes, 3 day weeks and dirty streets rendered us the ‘Sick man of Europe’ Thatcher’s arrival, together with her project for a Single Market, saw this country begin a renaissance not experienced for decades. Finally, I’m so glad that you are fit and able to write your email, as you would otherwise learn that the hospital which you would be using, would be staffed by Europeans and other nationalities who you would find yourself extremely grateful for
posted by Rm (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:18 PM
 
Talking about Strikes, three day weeks, and dirty Streets - I hear that Brother Corbyn fancis a crack at running the country!!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:55 PM
 
Or even fancies!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:58 PM
 
The 3 day week, dreadful time, including limiting wage increases for those few at the bottom who still had a job. Edward Heath Conservative PM in charge. It took joining Europe in a free trade agreement to drag us out of that cesspit. But apparently some hedge fund speculator backed public school elites insist we return to those heady days of poverty and filth.
posted by I remember it (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:59 AM
 
Rather have Corbyn in power than that lying clown bojo and his circus of Yes Men/Women and turn us into the US's 51st state. bojo would become trumps lil bitch as trump is Putins bitch.The whole brexit has become a farcical sideshow whilst the NHS and crime has been ignored. I voted to leave but given a 2nd chance I'd vote remain. If we stayed the germans and the french will be relieved and I reckon we will get a far better deal if we change our minds and stayed in the EU. Just an opinion.
posted by Never say Die ! (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 10:39 AM
 
So NSD another one who would vote to remain if given the second chance " oh yee of little faith" I would happily vote to leave if asked again but sadly more than ever convinced that the word Democracy should be removed from the Oxford dictionary as it would appear that we have as much chance of getting out of Europe as Fulham have of winning the Champios league ! So guess we will simply roll over on our backs and be reminded by Brussels to " just do as your told, keep handing over Billions of pounds " and you can stay in!
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:54 PM
 
Or even Champions league
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:56 PM
 
Oh noooo! The Brain of Britain is back! I thought horses were brighter than that. Yep, no doubt they are.
posted by Bojo (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 1:58 PM
 
Think Champios sounds better. You’re right about the disappearance of Democracy. EU started it, some here now seem to have abandoned it.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:02 PM
 
M.Lear, you give old folks a bad name, and unfortunately it's people like my 20-something kids that'll have to pick up the pieces from your narrow-minded, Little Englander tropes. Frankly, the Brexit vote should have been restricted to people that actually understood what EU membership was about. Most had/have absolutely no comprehension of what a customs union is; what a single market is; what the so-called '4 freedoms' were all about. The Brexit vote was based on stunning ignorance and now we're about to set the clock back forty years as a result. But hey, that's democracy.
posted by Bacchus (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:02 PM
 
As you say my friend that's Democracy. But have no fear you and the rest of you non believers will soon be back in the EU and being told what you can and can't do. Though just how long this wretched organisation will continue before it implodes is anybody's guess.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 2:52 PM
 
never say die: I earned a wholesome amount when you triumphed in the 1954 Epsom derby, steered home by dear old lester, .but I don't support your views on remaining in the corrupt, stifling eu.
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 3:30 PM
 
 
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How's it going so far? Seems it was a wise choice.
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Pretty, pretty good finally and getting better...it’s getting better all the time.Hum, hum, hum:)
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:46 AM
 
There was me thinking that the footie season had started and politics and religion would be left to other forums! Oh well, here we go again!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:56 AM
 
If the vote went the other way I would have accepted it, remainers seem scared it could work out but no one seems to be actually allowing it to happen. There still could be a referendum in 5 years to rejoin if it doesn’t work out, you think the Eu wouldn’t accept us back in? Just allow me to actually vote for something and have a victory for the first time in my life and not think you are better than me Why shouldn’t we have an Australian points system in our current climate. My dads side of the family were hugenots escaping France for risk of death, they didn’t have a nhs and benefits system we have today. Interesting how Corbyn said to the Irish in 2009 to not join and even if you vote no they will keep asking you to revote until the result goes the other way. His tune seems to have changed about the Eu for Britain
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 11:50 AM
 
Bit of a sour grapes from pez... "I voted leave, got the result I wanted, the only thing that's making things go wrong are the others are being unfair!"
posted by Brian (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 11:54 AM
 
I voted leave but the rest of my family voted remain. We go to France a fair bit and guess what all but two will now vote leave too. France is not in a good place and I understand German markets are predicting a recession. Europe desperately need our taxes to help keep them going. Even one of my Irish mates would vote for Irexit which would be great for Ireland.
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:05 PM
 
Sour grapes all round I guess, nice bit of deflecting there. Look i respect the remain vote but it didnt win. And i dont see why our relationship shuld change with the rest of europe because of it. After the second world war a group was setup to prevent future issues within europe, not to create rules and govern other countries. I could see the rest of europe benefiting by leaving themselves and the whole of europe can still have a good relationship
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:20 PM
 
100% agree CoJ non-footie banter is fine for holiday banter, but not during term time.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:03 PM
 
MW, just when you need the twibble twabble bloke to contribute, he buggers off!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:31 PM
 
Its open to every thing.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:41 PM
 
Perhaps it should be renamed the Everything Message Board then?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 5:05 PM
 
Although, I do post the odd joke on here which may not be Fulham related, so I guess I am being a bit of a hypocrite. So if people want to have a mass debate about politics, then crack on and emulate the other mass debaters who sit in parliament! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 5:12 PM
 
Not all your jokes are odd Chris - some of them are quite funny ...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:42 PM
 
Made me chuckle Ari me old mate! :) Now stop disturbing me while I am mass debating.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:23 PM
 
Ah so, you're getting better then. I heard you'd not been feeling yourself lately.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 11:23 PM
 
Myself on anyone else if truth be told!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 16th August 2019, 9:13 AM
 
Or
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So a medal for him already! Tough life!
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The guy's a prick of the first order. In five years time he will be playing for Shrewsbury Town mark my words!
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:31 AM
 
What Rich you saying Shrewsbury be non league in 5 years
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:40 AM
 
To refer to a 16 year old as a ‘prick’ is pretty unnecessary and unfortunate. Not suprised ROC you are by your own admission a bit long in the tooth.
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:13 PM
 
Most of us were pricks when we were 16
posted by Badger (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:20 PM
 
it was bad enough using terms like those by rich when sessegnon was here, but to use it about a 16 year old is simply not on. cant we have banter without having to resort to these jibes?. maybe he will regret moving , time will tell.
posted by craven davey (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:31 PM
 
Calling a 16 year old that is well out of order. He is young and may well be ill advised, but he is still a kid in my eyes. If someone referred my 15 year old in that way, I would be having a few words and a bit more with them!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Thursday 15th August 2019, 12:54 PM
 
He probably will play in the senior side as much at liverpool as he would have done with us. I didnt actually rate him but liverpool obviously think they can move him up a level. For a 16 year old pretty brave to move away from home up to liverpool. If i did actually think he could have been a top player for us i would have been gutted but just not too sure. Do we know if we were properly compensated or did liverpool steal him off us for pennies
posted by Pez (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 1:01 PM
 
There really is some arseholes on this site(yes YOU, rich from Cambridge)!! He's 16 you idiot....
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The recent exchanges regarding the current financial plight of teams like, Hull, Barnsley and Bolton versus the money swilling around in the game and, some would say wasted, in football generally, got me thinking. Travel companies have their ABTA and airlines their IATA, whilst the banks, as we all know are always bailed out by the taxpayer. There is also the Bank Deposit Protection Scheme. Credit cards have a Consumer Protection Schemes and numerous other consumer “ insurance “ schemes exist for a host of industries. On this basis why would it not make sense for the FA/ Sky/ BT / Clubs to create their own insurance fund from which monies could be advanced/ loaned to less wealthy clubs that find themselves in temporary financial difficulties. Loans could be on advantageous terms, but would naturally be stringently controlled and would primarily be used to bridge the gap until a more permanent solution could be found, but would have the plus benefit of ensuring clubs would continue to operate and hopefully survive in the long term. Seems to me that most of the clubs that have, down the years, got into to trouble have survived but not before a whole load of grief, people losing their jobs and considerable angst and stress. It requires re-structuring and breathing space to get incompetent owners out, which all takes time. Maybe the ability to draw down from such a fund would alleviate a lot of the problems and ensure continuity for all. It would also help towards a fairer distributions of funds in football generally, as naturally the larger/ richer the club the bigger the contribution. Just an idle thought, what do you think? I’m sure there are lots of ifs and buts, but might work.
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Agree 100% and it is kind of what I was alluding to below where clubs should pay a higher regsitration fee to the PL and EFL of which a percentage could be used for just this purpose. You could make it mandatory that TV revenue was taxed in such away that the overspill was used for such an assurance policy.

Far too sensible an idea for the PFA to take it on though ;0)...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 5:00 PM
 
I’ve heard clubs are talking about putting a fund together also new fit and proper person tests.
posted by Timmy (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 5:08 PM
 
Agree 100%. These clubs get in trouble financially as well by gambling on promotion. They pay ridiculous salaries to players, fail to get promoted and don’t make these players sign a relegation clause. They then fail to sell the player or players and are stuck with the wages. There should be a cap on wages for players in different leagues. Bonuses should not be given for goals scored or clean sheets, they are paid to score or save. As Brian Clough said when Gary Birtles missed a penalty “I pay him £100 to score a goal, if he misses a pen then I should be able to take £100 off of him. I honestly feel that the foreign players have dominated salaries for years and the home grown players now have parity clauses in their contracts. It’s the clubs who have gone skint due to gambling on promotion. The sponsors can help out but regulations must be stringent.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 6:57 PM
 
If the world is fair I’d agree. From business point of view - why would Man United put money aside that could save a hundred smaller clubs but the sum of the 100 smaller clubs would not save Man United, even if you multiple by 5 fold. There’s no incentive for the big clubs from a business point of view. Also please not ABTA do not protect the companies - only the customers. They don’t still an airline going bust. So nice thought but it’s not going to work unless FA turn this into a kind of Tax on the rich!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 7:27 PM
 
John you are missing the point completely. ABTA protects customers, this “ fund “ would be to protect fans primarily. Man U wouldn’t have a choice it would need to be an FA initiative and all clubs would have to contribute a percentage of their turnover or gross income or some such. The fund would be accessible to all contributors, if Man U got into trouble they indeed could avail themselves of available funds. Don’t really expect any top tier club to have go cap in hand, let alone Man U.Unless of course you know something we don’t. Don’t see any business case there mate.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:08 PM
 
The way to do it is to put a 1% tax on all transfers. With an annual transfer near £1.5bln - the 1% charge would generate 15m per year. I doubt Bury would need any more than 500k to keep it a going concern for a year. I am all for that but I would be against keeping a badly run club forever. So it should only bail out a club with a condition the equity it would buy to bail the club go to a non for profit trust run by the club. Club can buy back the share at any time for say 150% and the money goes back into this fund to bail out clubs.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:54 PM
 
I meant the trust run by the fans.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:55 PM
 
Changing the subject to another team sport, it looks like the elite of Formula 1 will survive because they have the might and the money. Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull are the most dominant and the rest are nowhere. Team Williams will eventually disappear just like team India, unless a big business consortium decides to take the business on. Just take a look at F1 now, and how do they help out the rest of the pack? Formula 1 hierarchy have tried various things to try and make things fairer for the rest but no joy. Frank Williams who is too old now and he is not in the best of health is virtually a none existant team boss. This is the way of the world now and only the rich and powerful survives. Back to football matters, and teams like Portsmouth survived and has made an incredible comeback from oblivion. Are Fulham fortunate to have owners like the Khans? The likes of Hull and Barnsley may think so and it depends on who you talk too. Maybe it is not always about a football team. Pubs are closing at a faster rate and there are some problems like closure to businesess and shops linked to football? Leeds are the biggest club around yorkshire and teams like Barnsley are always going to suffer. We are quite fortunate at Fulham with the might of the big boys like Chelsea around us and we are doing alright. Now and again, we will find divvys like a Feix Magath but eventually we get someone decent. I could have wrote this better if i had tried a bit harder but there you go. Owen over and out and i didn't even mention Kamara' oooOOOPPPSSS!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:24 PM
 
Clubs represent communities and whole towns and cities and act as a barometer to their health and well-being. They should be preserved, whatever it takes, even if it means severely limiting poor owners powers (Rangers in Scotland) and supporting them for the good of all, not just the few. John 15mill does not look anywhere near enough to me. Why a tax on transfers rather than revenue? Could do both I suppose, catch the richer clubs twice.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:27 AM
 
Why not simply arrange a bank facility for 100 million for use in rescues only and for which ownership is surrendered in return. The facility is underwritten by the PL and administered by a small team of, say, insolvency specialists. Or is that too simple?
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:20 PM
 
You’re probably right Ari, but I would prefer a system whereby the big boys were made to support the little guys ie. a quasi re-distribution. Which is kind of where the conversation started, namely that Sterling with his apparent 100mill. Nike contract should feel a sense of guilt, because Hull are struggling. Not really logical, but does support the point that the millions in football are in the hands of the few. No Championship player is going to be offered 100 million squid. Not saying Sterling should be penalised for his success, but do feel that the “success breeds success” model does appear to have been overdone. The rich just get richer, the gap greater and the ability to compete diminishes. Bottom line football gets less entertaining, contracts and becomes less inclusive......stagnation and the death of great swathes of the game at grass roots. F*** me I depressed myself:)) Just idle speculation.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 5:01 PM
 
Distribution or redistribution of wealth is a very slippery slope Morty, much loved by the U.N. and the global warming crowd. A standby draw down facility involves no impost on the PL clubs and would attract little in interest payments if funds are drawn down. For depression I would recommend the barbel tight up to Sunbury weir, although the water may be a bit warm...
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:49 PM
 
Distribution or redistribution of wealth is a very slippery slope Morty, much loved by the U.N. and the global warming crowd. A standby draw down facility involves no impost on the PL clubs and would attract little in interest payments if funds are drawn down. For depression I would recommend the barbel tight up to Sunbury weir, although the water may be a bit warm... OK if you fall in though.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 7:40 PM
 
That's a weird echo 51 minutes apart. Must be Trump's fault.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 7:43 PM
 
Ah! Recollections of Sunbury Weir, caught my largest chub there back in the late 70s/80s. Also found a very nice Shimano Baitrunner, always felt a bit guilty that I didn’t take it to the Police Station. No excuses, we handed things in in those days. Better shut up now else CoJ will be slapping our wrists for non football content. Shepperton Weir for good barbel. Take your point on redistribution. NHI contributions kind of work don’t they and I guess the Income Tax system? After a fashion.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 9:32 PM
 
Did you catch your chub near a lock ? Lol
posted by Massa (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 7:31 AM
 
Nah, but I was quite safe.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Friday 16th August 2019, 8:32 AM
 
A combination of luck and judgement perhaps ...
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Huddersfield played last night !!! and again on Friday night ,bit strange but at least we will win by at least 3 goals,did you now there is a shortage of cauliflowers? blame T/k.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1:38 PM
 
Easy on the sherry Bish
posted by Doris (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1:44 PM
 
Next week we play Wednesday and Friday so even worse!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:00 PM
 
Wednesday and Saturday MST. We play Cardiff the following Friday.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:19 PM
 
Oh yeah!! Thanks Chris! Wishing my life away...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:24 PM
 
Although the following week I think it could be Carabao Cup and then Cardiff on the Friday?
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:28 PM
 
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Look out for my company advertising on the perimeter boards at Cardiff (Mascot Workwear). Apart from all Cardiff's home games, we also have perimeter advertising at Bristol City, Birmingham City, Hull City and Nottingham Forest for the whole season.

FFC was too expensive :0(
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 2:29 PM
 
Not for me I’ve been stockpiling them got a shed full !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:09 AM
 
 
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See Man city got done a big three hundred and fifteen grand for breaking the rules on signing some kids. And no bans. And i thought money didnt talk.
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Chelsea got to be pig sick
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:43 PM
 
No big deal small fine city. Players installed before ban ditto Chelsea
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:01 AM
 
 
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On the subject of the enormous amount of money unequally Split in football and the greed of the tv companies. Though I live abroad ,I follow every day general and sports news in the UK and Its quite interesting how certain features are excluded if big brother considers a specific news to be against its interests. Correct me if im wrong but as yet I have not seen any news that in LA LIGA the association of footbal clubs (not the F.A) is battling it out vs the spanish FA so that friday and monday night games are done away with. The matter has gone to the courts who have decided to contune with Friday and do away with Monday. Monday night matches are basically unsociable.The TV companies Will fight and probably win. Maybe its a question of all getting togther VS UEFA..
 
 
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I wonder if Tony Khan really would turn down £24,999,999 if that was the final offer from Daniel Levy for Sessengnon? I like to believe so. He showed Levy while we are not a big club we have pride and dignity, and infact, if he really wants to count, our owners are much more wealthier than theirs!! I can't imagine I am saying it - well done Tony!
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Credit well earned . We all know the Khans have made mistakes don’t we all. But they done lots of good to, and Fulham would be worst off without them. They deserve some respect
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 5:41 PM
 

Totally agree with you Badger
posted by MGW (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 8:56 PM
 
Khan was critical of levy leaving it to last minute maybey he should have said go f #@* k yourself you’ve had this club over to many times but not today
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 8:30 AM
 
Absolute nonsense blaming FFP for not signing Hector and/or other players. He knew Sess would have gone (if not now then in January) and FFP, as many have explianed previously, is not judged on a transfer by transfer basis it is the end of year accounts and ensuring the club do not lose more than £13m on the P&L part of the balance sheet.

Yet again Tony Khan tries to fool the naive and placate the fans with his lies and this situation just compounds his dishonest and untrustworthyness!


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 9:17 AM
 
The khans have done more good for this club since they’ve been here than harm ok relegation not good but one promotion. One play off which still think we should have overcome new stand ( new stand which I never saw happening and was a big critic obviously prem money went towards partly but he spent a lot on new players in our shocking season think in times past that sort of cash might have got lost somewhere !!!agree with some should not be scratching about on deadline day for players and blaming the system not 100% sure how ffp and loans and signings tie up don’t seem to affect some clubs. !! And our near neighbours seem to come up with the answer saying not bothered we ain’t paying the fine!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:43 AM
 
I can see this MST bloke has an agenda against Tony Khan so anything he does gets flack and if he does well where are the congratulations which he deserves for standing up to Levy and a good transfer window.
posted by Ken.H (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 11:54 AM
 
Clearly you know nothing about Tony Khan. Suggest you do a little research on the guy before paying homage.

Arizonan will probably give you a clue next time he's on ;0).


posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1:06 PM
 
There'sno agenda Ken, just a recognition of the ineptitude shown by Khan junior and, by extension, his father. SHaid Khan gets a fair amount of respect on this and other forums but is, in effect, an absentee owner. His son, a co-owner has made some ghastly errors over the last several years, mainly due to arrogance and ignorance. He also has several other high-profile businesses in the US sporting arean, one being a recent wrestling startup, that must place a considerable burden on his time. If you follow his social media stream and read the US sports pages you'll see he's very much a follower, not one blessed with too many original ideas, and a control oriented personality with little ability to delegate. He's where he is because of his father's clout and cheque book, not because he has shown one iota of ability. Infrastucture developments are a real estate issue and the expenditures at The Cottage and Motspur park are very much in keeping with venue improvements at JAX, not all of which were well received by Jaguars fans given the lack of investment in the team. We have had a reasonably good transfer window, although the cock-up at the end tarnished it somewhat, and maybe junior has been handed a lesson by his father in how not to waste money and turn a much-respected club into a laughing stock. We shall see over the coming months how all this pans out. However, there is no agenda here, just a pragmatic recognition of the facts.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 5:21 PM
 
Speak as you find khan doubters as yet the khan family at ffc have done nothing adverse apart from dad allowing his boy to oversee transfers apparantly sure this will be rectified ( he’s not a billionaire for nothing since the khans arrival he’s done more good for this club than harm !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 8:20 AM
 
I may not share your opinion of Tony Khan or even have such a high opinion of myself as you do of yourself. I do appreciate he has made mistakes and my point was we all do and most of us learn from our mistakes but perhaps you are the exception.
posted by Ken.H (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:00 AM
 
My last post was for MST I should have made that clear. There you are MST I made a mistake and admitted it. We can all learn unless filled with a sense of self importance.
posted by Ken.H (Guest) - Thursday 15th August 2019, 10:05 AM
 
Nothing adverse Len? I guess being the yardstick for managerial incompetence and being made the laughing stock of English football doesn't count then? Are you on a retainer?
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 15th August 2019, 3:10 PM
 
Last season apart don’t think ffc were the laughing stock of English football Losing out in play offs then gaining promotion following year playing football which was praised by even our biggest critics. Rebuilding ground and training facility’s at Motspur park putting his money where his mouth is not to mention the play off final one of the best days in this clubs history maybey being on your ranch your out of touch somewhat !!!
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When there is so much money sloshing about in football sad to see a decent old club like Bury - established in 1875 desperately trying to get it finances sorted out and being unable to play any league matches. Then you read that Raheem Sterling is " considering " accepting a 100 million pound deal with Nike. Don't suppose the idea of helping out those clubs desperately trying to get enough money to pay their players wages even entered their minds. We are very fortunate with our club being owned by a wealthy business man. Hope the loyal fans at Bury get to watch their club competing again.
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Nicely put John - good post (he's not called Raheem STERLING fo nothing)
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 10:34 AM
 
STERLING is what he is paid in ? but what sort of tax is he paying, not the going rate i bet.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 12:13 PM
 
How on earth do you know what the guy pays in tax or indeed what he donates to charity or not? Really sad indictment of people on this board making assumptions about people they know nothing about and slaging them off for no reason.

Why pick oin Sterling why not another player or players? Why not movie stars or TV actors? Give the guy a break!!

Shame on you!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 1:31 PM
 
Wow, MST, you are getting quite harsh in your old age! The point was clear and well made by John.It’s a sad indictment that money is so poorly distributed in today’s game
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 3:22 PM
 
Would Sterling have been less happy if Nike had offered him say 90 million and the other " little " bit been to put to good use by those clubs struggling at the wrong end of the money tree! And for the record MST I wasn't having a pop at Sterling it's the ludicrous situation where this obscene amount of cash are on offer to these top players. The Man U goalie wasn't too keen on " only being paid £ 350,000 a week so to keep the poor man happy they gave him a rise! If you feel that sort of situation is good for football mate fine - and please don't start blaming dear old Jimmy Hill!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 3:59 PM
 
I agree entirely with the sentiment with regard to wealth distribution AMONG FOOTBALL CLUBS but there was absolutely no need to single out Raheem Sterling as an individual when the guy can't defend himself and you have no idea if he has made any kind of offer or contribution or whatever to Bury or any other club in peril come to that.

For all we know 50% or even more of his earnings may be going to much more needier causes than a football club and to be honest it wouldnot surprise me in the slightest if that was actually the case.

The distribution of weath should be controlled by the PFA in my opinion and the subscription that clubs pay to the PL and EFL should perhaps be increased substantially with a % of each clubs contribution set aside for clubs like Blackpool, Portsmouth, Bolton, York, Fulham back in the day, etc., etc.

Singling out Raheem Sterling because he has made something of himself and is maximising his potential for his and his family's future is simply wrong in my opinion.....




posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 4:40 PM
 
Sponsorship money both for players and clubs should be subject to a Sports Levy, distributed to lower league clubs
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 4:58 PM
 
Just to put the other side, in a balanced kind way. Isn’t this the Raheem Sterling who gave his old school 500 tickets to the FA Cup semi final, funds 2 (two) schools for poor kids in Jamaica, made a big donation to the Grenfield Tower Fund, is a crime ambassador for our Police Force, is an ambassador for several groups including obesity and deprived kids. Nasty, selfish b******d.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 5:07 PM
 
Mortlake your not an idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:01 PM
 
MST You must be realy naive if you think he pays a fair whack of taxes like the rest of us. My reason for mentioning Sterling was he was the person named in the article. We all know except the odd ones that the tax laws in this country are biased in favour of the extremly rich.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:03 PM
 
Coming from you Impartial I shall take as an enormous compliment. Thank you, :))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:12 PM
 
MST . I did write to point out that I'm not " picking" on Sterling. So let me try again and ask if you think that this obscene amount of money should be offered to the likes of Stirling etc. And I've no idea what he chooses to spend his " hard earned" cash on. My main point is that through no fault of their own those who passionately support Bury can't even watch them play. At times watching Fulham perform maybe they are better off but at least they deserve the option. PS come on Archer sort those Aussies out
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:24 PM
 
Wonder how long Imp and Morty will remain friends?
posted by Another John (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:35 PM
 
I hate to write it John but it smacks of the haves being ostracised by the have nots mate. It’s the same when the media outs some CEO or other being paid large bonuses. Personally, I have no issue whatsoever with individuals maximising their earnings potential (provided its legal) and in the grand scheme of things although sad, the plight of a football club can hardly be compared with say, the amount of people losing jobs at Tesco or John Lewis or Honda, etc. You say you’re not picking on Sterling but my point was that you singled him out because he’s been financially successful and from what I can tell he seems to be a remarkable young man, doing a lot of good wirk with his windfall so I say long may it continue.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7:05 PM
 
Rayeem Sterling does come across as a very pleasant young man. Once again the reason I had my gripe was that his 100 million pound offer was published in the press and I stick to my comment that it is an obscene amount of money to offer him or any other player. I've had my say and as usual plenty of interesting responses on the site..
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7:42 PM
 
Impy. Nice one.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 3:55 AM
 
I remember Fulham 2000 well so I sympathise with Bury and Bolton and I agree with John that with all the (more than just) big money it would not hurt for a small amount to go to smaller clubs in trouble.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 5:08 AM
 
Wirks for me
posted by Supermac (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:09 AM
 
Used to be one of sterling’s biggest critics but if he’s offered mega deals and big wages can’t say no thanks. !!! And you can’t equate directly him and the bury. And Bolton problems !! point is you can’t just throw cash at these clubs and the problems go away like giving a homeless person a few quid to help him out more than likely they will misuse cash on drink or drugs !!! Personally think sterling does help charities as do a lot of sportsmen
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:53 AM
 
As a person from sw14. Only expect a common sense post !!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:56 AM
 
With reference to mortlake for our friends that are not familiar with London postcdes!!!!
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I've just read that, although he played for his country at the African Cup of Nations recently, Wilfred Bony is without a club and is currently training with Newport County (L2).

He has to be worth a punt as back up to Mitro doesn't he??
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I understand he lives near the rivers of Babylon
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7:51 AM
 
That’s my sunny !
posted by Ma Baker (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 8:06 AM
 
One season wonder! No. I’d prefer Sturridge. £60k a week gets him.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 8:07 AM
 
Strurridge be lucky to get six games a season out of him shame great talent needs a nice easy time in USA Bony training with Newport there is your answer
posted by Badger (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 10:20 AM
 
Nearly every post or gossip column re : Fulham has us down as interested in either a C/F or winger, cant anyone see we need at least 2 decent bloddy defenders and possibly a G/K
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 12:22 PM
 
Couldn’t we offer a pay as you play contract like Carrol has Newcastle
posted by Timmy (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 1:13 PM
 
We kept a clean sheet at the weeknd and in my opinion Ream was awesome and Mawson also played well with Bryan and Odoi up and down their wings all game. In addition the back four were well protectd by the idfield which, hasn't been the case for some time.

I have written for months now going back to our promotion season that, our problem has always been the midfield losing the ball too easily and then not tracking back and if you look at most of the goals we shipped last season you will see that most of them were down to sloppy play in midfield.

Team and squad is balanced and strong now and yes we could do with a couple more defenders to give us depth in that area but right now we have no replacement for Mitro if he gets injured or suspended.


posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 1:26 PM
 
correct as usual
posted by Supermac (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 1:39 PM
 
RE something some said about screening games on quest , its chan 11 on freeview is case any one did not know.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 2:02 PM
 
Why do I think sess looks like he has made biggest gaff ever,so smiles no enjoyment just sits there musing and thinking is old Trafford better ?.Be supprised if he plays before xmas.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 2:07 PM
 
Channel 11 is pick tv , channel 12 is quest !
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I don’t understand. Tony Khan is saying that we couldn’t bring in a defender because it was too late when Ryan went to Spurs. Says he couldn’t do the deal earlier because of FFP. I thought parachute payments and getting rid of some of the dross made it easy to comply with FFP.
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I suppose it all comes down to wages Jim, Although most of the players we signed are on loan i suspect we are paying big wages for those players who have dropped down to a championship club
posted by Paul (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 4:24 PM
 
It all comes down to wages Jim - but not as we know it.........
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 12th August 2019, 4:30 PM
 
FFC needed a couple of other Clubs interested in signing Sess in order to push the deal along but only TH were interested so under the circumstances Khan has done a good deal whatever the price eventually was because Levy basically wanted him for next to nothing that’s what he thinks of him ! Sess should have stuck with FFC because Rose is the best left back in England maybe even Europe so there is no chance of him playing down the left at TH anytime soon,
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 8:22 PM
 
Junior didn't want to take any risk that we buy a player and then the Sess deal falls through. Overly cautious perhaps but better than attitude of last season.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 12th August 2019, 9:15 PM
 
I have been one of the big critics of Tony Khan in the past, but after watching his live interview on the Fulham website, I must admit, that I am beginning to change my mind, and I was more than impressed with the way he handled the interview, and I now really feel that he has the club at heart, and is fully behind the players and supporters, and it opened my mind as what goes on behind the scenes, when trying to bring new players in, before the deadline. It does look like with the Khans behind us Fulham football club has a very bright future, whatever happens this season COYW
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 11:12 PM
 
I never had any problems with the owners or doubted their commitment to the club. There’s been posts here extremely critical of shahid Khan and I think it’s been very unfair given the investment he has made and vomited to the infrastructure. I also never doubted them in spending on players and they only have one limit, which is the FFP. Those with a little accounting knowledge will understand why Fulham have to be wry careful. Regarding Tony Khan. I think he cares for Fulham and would do his best. My concern is if he’s best is still good enough. He doesn’t have the deep football knowledge to make a good director of football. He’s time is shared across US wrestling and football. He’s record of transfers so far has been poor - although I can see he is learning. For me if we have a poor season, he has to feel also accountable. No pressure!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 11:20 PM
 
John, I agree that the khan’s have put a lot of money into the club, in buying players and developing the Riverside and so the criticism (by people who don’t put much money into the club) is not justified. I think the watershed is that Tony Khan realised his mate, Mr Moneyball, was a lunatic and got rid of him. There’s been a big shift in the type of players we’ve acquired on transfer and on loan the season and Scotty Parker clearly is having a big input to build a championship promotion side. I thought we looked very good second-half against Blackburn. It will still take a few weeks for the players to gel. We had a serious cutting edge. Defensively we were solid with a good screening midfield. It’s not just about buying defenders. We have good defenders. Previously our midfield was leaving them exposed. That’s now been cured. This is all subject to the championship and injuries.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 5:56 AM
 
It would be nice if those other than subscribers to FulhamTV could hear his interview or read the transcript :0((. Poor show again Fulham - this is important to all fans, not just those who choose to pay for the information.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:32 AM
 
MST, I agree with you in principal with regards to being able to watch the Fulham TV videos free, but against that, I have succumbed and paid out £45 for a seasons viewing. I know that the club should provide all this free, but I eventually looked at this way. If my wife and I go out for a meal on a Saturday night, the bill for our meal and drinks always comes to much more than that, and hopefully we will go out several times throughout the year, In the case of the Fulham TV website, it's a one off payment, and is then forgotten. I always look at my season ticket price like that. The first game cost me £500 or so, and then the rest of the season is free. A silly way to look at it you might say, but that's the way I think. Once spent, forget it.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 9:07 AM
 
Like your thinking Mick:) very philosophical and smart. Get the angst over quickly and it’s free sailing from there.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 9:28 AM
 
Your missing the point Mick. I don't care about game reruns and training videos, etc. which is why I don't subscribe but the club should make important information like an interview with the Director of Football and the owner's son free to air!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 1:28 PM
 
More than 45 quid for meal for two ! im impressed mick.But !! here is the crunch , what does your wife get out of ffc subs for 45 quid?.Is she a ffc fanatic so don't mind or is she thinking time to move up to better eating houses?.coyw
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 1:59 PM
 
She gets a day shopping without Mick , I bet she is gutted they keep changing fixtures to Friday nights :-)))
posted by Staines not so massive (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 2:32 PM
 
Sess could not play left back in the chamionship find. It amazing that he’s considered a potential left back for a top 4 prem side and displace there current left back
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I've had occasion to make this point before but with reference to England. It seems to be the current fad for everyone to play the ball out from defence regardless of whether they have the ability or confidence to do so. Just because it's the fashion doesn't mean you have to wear it; if it doesn't suit you, you'll look ridiculous. Our back four (possible exception Odoi) do not seem comfortable with the ball at their feet and yet our tactics insist that they play the ball across the front of goal looking terrified of losing possession. We are not suited to this and better opposition than Blackburn will punish us harshly if we persist
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Worries me to hard to watch live funny when you have won and watch game again on Fulham tv never looked in a lot of trouble fill Ream suited to it as well as Odoi . I’m a Betts fan but makes me nervous live when goes back to keeper to much
posted by Badger (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 1:55 PM
 
It's a strange one isn't it. Not sure why there is a need to do it... most teams, if they do get out of the back, still end up losing it in the middle anyway. Might as well not take the risk of losing it at the back. I think it's been made famous by the likes of Man City, Barcelona, etc. who have this style of football in their DNA... a brand of football that they must abide by regardless of the short-term outcome, because the long term outcomes are more valuable. I say, for us, and other clubs in our position, employ that kind of football to a T in the final third first, before trying it at the back.
posted by Nigel Reo-Winterburn (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 2:52 PM
 
The real answer is to mix it up. Go long and short. It makes the opposition uncertain of what to do! Mind you it needs brains to do it and disguise it! Bettinelli is the key to this!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 3:06 PM
 
You could see in the Blackburn game that playing the ball out sucks the defensive side up the field and makes a counter-attack easier to construct. There were a few occasions when we got the passing quick and incisive, through the midfield and released one or other of the wingers. It stops teams like Blackburn from sitting back. I entirely except they could, but at the moment they want to play in the oppositions half and this tactic achieves that. If you have players who are technically better than the opposition then this creates space and teams need space to open up defences. This is why lots of sides are now adopting this tactic. The role change allowing defenders in the penalty area for a goalkick helps to make this work. Our players haven’t yet got the triangle passing correct, but when they do, in a few weeks It will give the opposition a real problem. Just my thoughts in reply. Best wishes for the season.
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When did he sign for Brighton from Wigan? Help keep clean sheet in premier league away at Watford and wasn’t good enough to stay with us
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I think Chris Hughton bought him last year and loaned him back to Wigan .
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 9:41 PM
 
I think Chris Hughton bought him last year and loaned him back to Wigan .
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 9:42 PM
 
Brought him last year was bench few times not sure if he got on but did play cup games
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 10:17 PM
 
Crystal ball stuff. Sess may be brilliant or disappear. £25m a steal or a waste of money, only time will tell and managers rarely have time and need instant success. Look at the posts here after Barnsley game. Fans and owners want immediate success so players are bought and sold to that end. Other prem clubs didn’t fancy Dan so he went to Wigan. Good luck to him I say but I don’t blame us for selling him as that’s the way it is
posted by Phil (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:09 AM
 
Another Fulham player who had to go elsewhere to get some time on the field of play. Excellent central defender, why Fulham sold him I'll never understand
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6:19 PM
 
Rich do you think sess will be a regular in spurs first team no way!!!he would have played more first team games for ffc this season ( and with our current crop of recent additions that’s doubtful
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Ok this is nothing to do with us but I feel it is worth a mention and maybe a few sensible comments. What club can support a manager who last season head butted Barnsleys manager. Do we need people like this in the game, Fleetwood Town are morally bankrupt.
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man up a bit ,, people like barton help keep the game honest ,, wot did the barnsley guy say to pi-s im off ,, 2 sides 2 every story " hashtag passion
posted by munster mod (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 4:45 PM
 
Barton always has been and always will be a Neanderthal, get rid asap !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:24 PM
 
Barton has always been an animal and a disgrace to football. Fleetwood Town have to look to themselves, they should never have employed him, most would not have. Totally self inflicted only got themselves to blame. That said Barton should go to gaol, as would any fan, for such behaviour and banned from any future involvement in football.Not to do so would send a very bad message to all the other head bangers out there.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:37 PM
 
Rather have Barton than that arsehole parker!! Started going to non league now, eff the football league.
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:39 PM
 
Good post Roger!!!! ....What have you been drinking?
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:43 PM
 
Sums up what sort of guy you must be Roger
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:58 PM
 
Don’t think Roger is old enough to drink !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 6:55 PM
 
3 bellends posting below me is why I now go to non league....arseholes!
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 12:32 AM
 
Your are nasty bit of work Roger , I’m sure all Fulham fans are glad you no longer attend games at the cottage , if you ever did , shame really cos I would have love to have met you for a beer etc , cheerio sonny, lol .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 7:17 AM
 
Gary you are spot on. Incidentally Raymond and Roger are the same person, Raymond also uses the name Raymond of Elliott School. As for your cricketing question Gary, it’s obvious you’re no fool you already know the answer. Raymond is a Bentford fan and no doubt now Raymond or Roger, you will be posting with a different name but we know your IP address.
posted by FFC Webmaster (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 10:43 AM
 
FFC Webmaster?...surely not a GUEST on your own site?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 12:02 PM
 
roger: we are being tetchy!. not that you are anything but. coming on this site and spewing foul mouthed remarks that are always wrong, nobody would prefer barton, and you have conveniently not mentioned Saturdays win, which eclipsed all the twaddle you put on the site last week, along with your other alter ego.please, please go non league!
posted by zambezian (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 12:54 PM
 
MST mate, did you delete Gary's on-point post?
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 12th August 2019, 9:28 PM
 
Thought MST gave up moderating !! One day he might confirm !!( that will get s response or maybey not !! Said before MST would make a good politician )
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 11:12 AM
 
Nope!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 3:12 PM
 
Interesting, given the content. Somebody's prowling and not just on the towpath.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 4:52 PM
 
MST I will keep trying to get an answer !!!!!lol
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I really like him and I think we got a great loan! I like his urgency. I like his hunger. I like his commitment. I like his never say die attitude. I most like his skills and ability to take players on! Cavaleiro came with a bigger reputation but so far Knockaert looks much more effective and harder working than him. Knockaert and now with Arter can turn our team from A-team (smooth but slow) into a fast and furious one!
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I agree about Knoccker, but we must be careful as he can be a little ruthless with his tackles. I watched the Palace v Brighton game last season and he ws lucky not to get a red card after an appalling tackle on a Palace player. Just what we want at the moment but we don't want any red cards.
posted by Raymond (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 4:06 PM
 
Raymond agree we can’t afford to play with 10players but it’s well documented we have been too soft. So if it means a red card or two to be more ruthless (obviously not hurting another player) i’d take the trade now!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 6:55 PM
 
How would you get a red card without the potential to seriously injure a player?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 11th August 2019, 8:57 PM
 
Surely spitting at someone, which wouldn’t hurt another player , would warrant a red card ! And verbally abusing the ref !
posted by Jim (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 7:34 AM
 
Yeah we know that. It was a rhetorical question to an inane post.
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There were positives, but again no points, as Rovers were beaten on the road at Fulham. The reliance on the promotion heroes, and comfort blanket of their ready-made goals, from two seasons ago seems to be drifting away, with Charlie Mulgrew loaned out and Danny Graham only among the substitutes again. David Raya was sold to Brentford, Richie Smallwood hasn't made the matchday 18 so far and Corry Evans an unused substitute in both games. Without Mulgrew’s quality from set pieces, and Graham only turned to off the bench, can Rovers replace that weight of goals their experienced duo have provided over the course of the last two seasons? 56 in all. That is one of the unanswered questions as they went 90 minutes without a shot on target, despite plenty of good approach play and no shortage of efforts at goal. Adam Armstrong fired just wide shortly after half-time, while Sam Gallagher’s looping header drifted wide in the second period. And although Christian Walton was hardly extended at the other end, a failure to test Marcus Bettinelli would be rued as a Tom Cairney thunderbolt and Aleksandr Mitrovic tap-in handed the hosts all three points. Accounting for statistics which cross-over seasons can be a futile exercise, but the fact remains that Rovers have lost 12 of their last 19 Championship fixtures since the end of January. In 10 of those, they have conceded at least twice. Every transition takes time, and patience will be required, but in the same way they went back to Graham towards the halfway stage of the 2017/18 promotion campaign, will something similar be required this time around? Yet there were signs of what Mowbray is looking to move towards during an encouraging opening 45 minutes. There looked a more athletic look to the side, something which the Rovers boss is clearly conscious of having allowed Mulgrew to depart on deadline day. They hassled well, kept a good shape about them, and sprung in to life in possession, only to see moves break down a little too easily in the final third. Questions before the match centred around the absences of Darragh Lenihan and Ryan Nyambe, just days after allowing Mulgrew to depart. After seeing last season unravel after the closure of the January window, and a current shortage of defensive options, Rovers fans won’t want to see a repeat. But their defensive work was sound for the most part. Derrick Williams was drafted in for his first minutes since the final day of last season alongside summer signing Tosin Adarabioyo. Deadline day acquisition Greg Cunningham should add a new dimension to the left flank, defensively and going forward, but in attack, Rovers have just a freak own goal to show for their efforts from 180 minutes of football. Mowbray is seemingly happy with the choices offered to him at both ends of the pitch though, with his deadline day dealings focusing as much on trying to add another midfielder, with two Premier League loanees, Harrison Reed being one of them, targeted. MORE ARTICLES With 16 minutes to go, Mowbray sent on Graham. Rovers may have ended the game with as many forwards as they own on the pitch, but for their second successive week, the changes failed to inspire a comeback. As against Charlton, the subs hindered rather than helped, Rovers losing their shape and a scoreline which flattered Fulham in truth, could have been wider when Bobby Decordova-Reid missed a sitter from eight yards late on. For all Fulham’s wealth of resource, there wasn’t the gulf in class some supporters feared, with the hosts failing to live up to their billing of pre-season favourites, making for a nervous atmosphere around Craven Cottage as Rovers pressed them back. Inside 20 seconds Bradley Johnson headed wide from an Armstrong cross before the Rovers midfielder drew a good block out of Harry Arter. Gallagher glanced a header wide from an Elliott Bennett free kick, while at the other end, Anthony Knockaert flashed a shot wide in a rare sight of goal. That was until Cairney picked his spot, the right-hand top corner, with a stunning curling effort. From then on it was always going to be a difficult afternoon. But it would have got much better had Armstrong’s shot nestled in the bottom corner rather than just flashing wide moments after the break. While Mitrovic had been quiet all game, there was the sense that a second goal was coming, the Serbian striker anticipating the loose ball to turn in a Joe Bryan cross. A poor start gives no guarantees in much the same way a good start doesn't make a season, but with a daunting fixture list on the horizon, Mowbray will need to find the necessary answers to make this team the one everyone knows they can, and have threatened, to be.
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Good grief, the Bible is shorter
posted by Marbella White 1 - Sunday 11th August 2019, 11:58 AM
 
It would of been easier to give us the link to the Lancashire Times report wouldn’t it?
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 12:34 PM
 
Oh no Owen! You promised!
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 1:13 PM
 
Mortlake it was never going to happen mate. I found it funny waiting for the replies. It could have been worse though, how long would a post be if Kamara had been selected? And scored the winner.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 1:35 PM
 
I was clean shaven at the start. Now play in a ZZ Top tribute band.
posted by CoJ (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 3:05 PM
 
Blimey Owen I admire your efforts but that is a bloody difficult text to read !
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 4:40 PM
 
Hahaha, you could be right Gaz:)) I shall be grateful for small mercies.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:40 PM
 
Zzzzzzz
posted by Simon (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 6:00 PM
 
Owen....ZZzzzzzzz, how the f**k did you pull your boyfriend???? Jeeezus, what a bore......
posted by The real roger (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 2:13 AM
 
Owen, Did you intentionaly call Bobby Reid,Bobby Decorah-Reid just to make your post even longer than it is. Everybody else calls him Bobby Reid , and he seems happy enough wit that.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 7:31 AM
 
My spelling of Decordova, is not correct, but at least it is not as long as yours, and hopefully everybody knows who I mean.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 7:35 AM
 
MB1, The Bible is actually not shorter than Owen's post. It just seems like it is because with Chapters and verses you get to understand each part separately, and it makes more sense.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 7:40 AM
 
Thank you Owen found your piece very informative !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 14th August 2019, 11:17 AM
 
 
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Arter MOM Ream outstanding wonder goal Cairney Knockaert class Mitrovic back on form hard to play on windy day all put in shift happy days
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We have quality and you can see that but I am still concerned how we are set up and why our team can get so nervous sometime. We need a leader to come through. Hopefully Arter could be the person. I like his and Knockaert’s never say die attitude - something we missed in recent years!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 11:03 AM
 
How can you say mitro is back on form. He did jack all the whole game and stood on there goal for a very simple tap in. The glory should go to JOE BRYAN. He made the goal.
posted by geezer oap (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 11:23 AM
 
You need to watch the game between penalty areas idiot!! Mitros hold up play yesterday was superb and he brought others into play all the time idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 11:46 AM
 
Boy imp , why do you bother?
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 1:41 PM
 
Thank you imp glad some one else watched the game. Geezer know you watch the girls game how about watching Fulham as well as it’s a Fulham website
posted by Badger (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 2:28 PM
 
Come on geezer mitro had a good game spent the afternoon winding up and making his presence felt with the two centre backs had a chance and took it never let there defence settle
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 5:35 PM
 
A .lot of other people around me were of the same opinion You got yours i have mine.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 7:46 PM
 
You question mine l question yours
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Compare the acquisitions this year to last. Players who know and have excelled in this league. Having Ream and Mawson helps everything, but Knockaert, Arter and even Bobby Reid look like big contributors. Cavaleiro and Stefjo have had two poor matches, but they’ll get better. Only surprising thing for me was that Kamara wasn’t on the bench over Ayité.
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A very pleasant surprise that was. Loved Knockaert’s enthusiasm and communication out there today. Can run at players and back em into their box. The better decisions and goals will come with a little more familiarity with his surroundings. Looks like the exact kind of player we need. Cavs didn’t look happy out there. Hopefully get him sorted soon. Like you, would like to see a 4-4-2 with Reid and Mitro up top, Arter and Cairney in the center of the park, Knock and Cav outside, or a 3-5-2 with Cairney Arter and Reed in the center. Reed laying deeper with Ream Mawson and Odoi the back three. Me thinks Steffjo and Macca best days are behind them. Still might be bitter about how they were treated last year. Congrats to SP on the first three points of many this season, hopefully.
posted by Californian - Sunday 11th August 2019, 3:44 AM
 
Completely agree. Thought Arta looked a class above and was my man of the match. I don’t think we could have started with a stronger eleven although I agree Cav looked off the pace. Things can only get better.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 7:33 AM
 
 
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Love it when we win. When we lose..just forget it, It’s history. Gone. But when we win its so different. .Large Americano’s and all the Sunday’s spread out on the corner table in Costa the following morning. Wife is looking at the pictures in the supplements and reading pseudo science in the Mail and I’m gleaning any reports I can on the game in the sports sections. Saturday nights are even better. Get back from the game, order a take away and tune in to Championship on TV. See if we can spot ourselves in the crowd.. Pass the remote darling thanks..Good old C5. Whats this “Schindlers List”? Not on C5 anymore, so where is it. Must be on Sky. Sky Sports 1..2..3..4 etc etc!! No! so where the f**k is it? “Alexa”…Q: CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL” A: “Huddersfield v Fulham Friday Sky Sports” yeh I know that Alexa.I mean now. Useless bi*ch*! Best google it up I think. where’s the laptop darling? Sons borrowed it. Where’s mobile..flat! Wheres charger? in the car. Where’s the car? where you left it..Ah.. at last..google/Q:“where can I watch championship football?”..A: Quest.?What the f**k is Quest..isn’t that the shopping channel? No apparently not. Channel 144. ah well. no rush..we’re bound to be last on, and pretty much we are. And here we are at last . 81st min Mitro goal ..freeze frame. There we are, block P2 half way up Putney end.me jumping up and cheering, wife facing left watching the clock looking bored . Excellent. Panic over. Normal service resumed. Love it, love it..but winning so much better than losing!
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posted by Marbella White 1 - Sunday 11th August 2019, 12:23 AM
 
'Away with the Mixer m8'
posted by Hooligan (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 1:27 AM
 
Nice one phild, made me grin.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 11th August 2019, 4:19 AM
 
It’s on Quest. Channel 144 if you have Sky. Not sure about Virgin or freeview.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 7:35 AM
 
Liked it Phil’s. Made me think of Messrs Heller and Salinger:)) Well done.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 7:53 AM
 
phild...predictive text again, must remember to lookout for that before I press send.
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Think mitro going to cause some defences this year big problems if today’s anything to go by hopefully Reid will take some pressure of him with our other acquisitions- think giving us other options and a few games to get to know each other reckon we are in for s good season certainly got options going forward let’s not go back to our tip tappy football at the back it always lands up with Betts being the scapegoat !!!
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Not so many posts now we have won. I reckon this is a I hate fulham site - so many negative posts. We look good. Knockaert brilliant. We are going up. You lot will have to find something else to moan about.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 10:29 PM
 
I have been very critical in past few weeks, but this result definatly is something to build on. Still think we need another 2 defenders, but by the end of Sept hopefully, we will be riding high.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 11:23 PM
 
Steady on lads" one swallow does not maketh a summer" let's wait till we start winning away from home before we start thinking if promotion. This time last week there were some suggesting we might even go down.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 10:08 AM
 
john: any talk of relegation after one single game is total folly. I honestly believe we should wait for the yellow football to arrive, then we would have had enough time to assess how he could progress. I agree it is one win, but we are up and running. hope it continues on Friday.
posted by zam besian (Guest) - Monday 12th August 2019, 1:08 PM
 
 
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We put Scotty under pressure on this forum after last weeks disaster to Barnsley. Scotty can relax now for a few days and dream about formations, tactics etc. There is so much expectation from the media us fans, the bookies, pundits, and for who we are, coming down from relegation and how much money we spent last season. Scott Parker cannot rest on this result for too long though and the big knives and doubt and pressure will be heaped back onto him with one more bad result, ask MST! What we have in place is a talented team of renegades who needs marshalling and steering in the right direction. Scotty is young and ambitious and if he is to stay ahead of the sack race, he will need to think on his feet, in his sleep, on the throne (toilet), and keep on his toes. A wrong sub in a game will put him 2 or 3 steps backward full stop! Roll on to Huddersfield away and we need a serious test at theirs and a win rolled into one. Well done Captain Tom Cairney also, our Captain deserves a mention because of that goal and it will do his confidence a world of good. Well done team Fulham overall and especially Joe Bryan after last weeks nonsence, well played! COME ON YE FULHAM!!! And ''hmm' COME ON SCOTT PARKER!!! From all of us and MST!!!! (i think????????
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Sorry Owen, come on FFC yes but SP’s substitutions and change of formation yesterday inviting Blackburn on to us just compounded his unsuitability for the job. Great result but let’s face it, crab football for half an hour which gave Blackburn chances they did not deserve showed Parker’s nativity. The result masked some failings in the tactics.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 8:23 AM
 
I agree MST, we have an attacking squad and a suspect defence so we need to get the ball away from our defence early. I’m not saying we should hump it up front but the defenders need to move the ball quickly and not over do the possession. All being said SP needs to think about substitutions.
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 9:46 AM
 
Good points taken on board guys' Scott Parker is on a learning curve and he needs to learn quickly. If we can build on this win onto our next game to Huddersfield, the nerves will settle more and more. There is not much margin for error in football now for a rookie manager. We need that consistency and build up on wins now...
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Glad Mitrovic scored today as I was beginning to think that Rafa was right about him. Mind you it WAS ONLY Blackburn Rovers and it is hard to think that they won the Premiership within living memory so don't get carried away. Long way to go yet. To the question what did the club spend in the past window on new players - Zero as any outlay was covered by our parachute payments. They signed more academy players than players for the First Team. Wonder if our club has them on a five year contract like most clubs now. Mr Sessegon would not have been allowed to behave like he did throughout the summer if he was on a long term deal. Management are you joking, only loan players who will eventually return to their parent clubs and no defenders which was what was really needed.
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Most of the loan players have a buy clause. A step in the right direction.
posted by will (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 8:08 PM
 
I'm sure the management learnt a lot from last seasons signings, and now wish they could have taken Seri and Anguissa on loan with an option to buy. This time I agree wjth how they have done it.
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2-0!!!
 
 
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Cairney 1-0
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I've changed my name so no longer a guest am soooo excited
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 10th August 2019, 4:13 PM
 
Who gives a sh-t
posted by Q (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 4:16 PM
 
Who gives a sh-t
posted by Q (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 4:16 PM
 
lol
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 10th August 2019, 4:17 PM
 
Never did like you in James Bond !
posted by M (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 5:02 PM
 
Is that one or Juan LOL
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For f sake stop playing in our area at goal fn kicks. Unbelievable poor strategy
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He’s still doing it, kamikaze football ffs
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 4:15 PM
 
Took Scott 88 mins to realise it is a very risky thing to do. Took the crowd and Rovers 90 seconds to twig it was putting us under unnecessary pressure. Need to get more savvy Scott. Having said that, if we avoid this ridiculous idea, we looked good. The newbies all pretty impressive
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 5:18 PM
 
Dellers three posts and no one replying. LOL.
posted by Gary (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 5:23 PM
 
Indeed make that 4. As unbelievable as Scott’s tactics!! :-)
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 5:53 PM
 
But Gary you replied, therefore in your own words you must be a ‘no one’ a nobody! Leave Dellers to moan it’s what he does best, second only to the hand job because that’s what he is. We won didn’t we, I admit we made hard work of it but we came through in the end in only our SECOND game of the season.
posted by Parkarter (Guest) - Saturday 10th August 2019, 6:01 PM
 
Indeed responding to you pair of pricks actually makes this a hand job. We could have been 3 down in the first 10 minutes due to Parker’s insistance of playing out from goal kicks. He then goes on to say this was brav of the players, this was idiotic. And actually you pair of handjobs Parker actually changed this after 88 minutes which actually suggests that this post was a fair reflection of the problem. Constructive criticism.
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 10:38 AM
 
Dellers and you typed all that with one hand. No need to be insulting he was only making a point it’s only the second game into the season with a number of new faces who have had little time together.
posted by doc (Guest) - Sunday 11th August 2019, 1:52 PM
 

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