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Ari? Doesn’t Fulham remind you of Jerra and the Cowboys? Thinks he knows football but is clueless like...TK. Do you concur?
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Not in any way I can see. Jones has won many titles over the last three decades and has a well oiled machine in front office and coaching staff, whereas TK....... Well, no similarity really although the Cowboys aren't having the best of seasons either.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 28th October 2020, 6:58 AM
 
Ari .....Unlike the RAMS !!
posted by AH (Guest) - Wednesday 28th October 2020, 10:13 AM
 
 
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Ihave always been dubious about honouring, sportsmen, theatrical"luvvies" and civil servants as they are just doing their jobs and, in general, are not going that extra mile to help others.The house of Lords is now filled with many non-enties appointed by political parties and contribute little to or for the country. For someone to suggest Lewis Hamilton and Marcus Rashford should be knighted is, in my opinion, ridiculous. Hamilton, quit England in order to benefit Monaco's generous tax system and then has the audacity to wrap the Union Jack around himself when winning a race.I admire Marcus Rashford for the devotion and concern he shows towards the under priviledge children but, like many highley paid sportsmen, it appears that he too has taken steps to avoid taxation.Alledgedly, he paid himself just under £5,000 from his multi-million company MUCS Enterprises Ltd, then took a £950,000 Directors Loan. This means he avoids paying tax on the loan and just pays tax on the £4,950. The Manu money is split into image rights, sponsorship, etc and paid to an off shore account avoiding massive UK tax bills. So,while he bangs on about what we shouldbe doing with your tax money maybe he shouldpay tax money to the UK Government so they can fund free school meals during holiddays. The HMRC are currently investigating a handful of Premier League players chasing £250mln in tax avoid schemes.Just goes to show not all is as it seems.
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Tax evasion is illegal and rightly so. Tax avoidance however is prudent financial management. If the governments don't like the way people embrace legal tax planning then it's up to them to change the Inland Revenue tax codes. They might usefully simplify them at the same time.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 6:48 PM
 
And it takes all sorts of fans not to pay fifteen quid to sky and give the money to food banks trying to help people to buy a basic thing FOOD.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:33 PM
 
Arizonan, I agree with you comment but over the past 30 years many f the tax avoidance schemes have been found to be illegal and many celebrities, including Michael McIntyre fairly recently, had to repay the tax. Certainly two entertainers have apologise profusely. Then there was the famous cas of Harry Rednapp's dog having some scheme and lovable Harry saying he did not understand how his affairs were handled. Personally, I believe, like you, that the tax system should be simplified, with everyone being on PAYE, and a two tier tax rate and a higher threshold to protect low earners. If there was a basic tax rate of 20% and a top rate of 40% then HMRC would collect far more.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:45 PM
 
I do not know anything about the tax system which sounds like some go to the extra effort to pay less? (Amazon comes to mind) That said' why does Andy Murry deserve a knighthood for winning a star lack-luster tournament missing some big star names because of injury? Lewis Hamilton on 91 race wins and counting. Some say it is just driving a car at a mere 200 odd mile an hour in traffic, no problems. Some say no problem if you drive the fastest car week in week out? Alonso who he beat earlier on in his career was a very good driver yet Lewis out-drove him on pure talent to win his first world championship. Niko Rosberg was even better than Hamiltons teammate Bottas who's car is virtually identical. What could prevent Hamilton from getting his knighthood might be his character-ego maybe? A lot of talented people have big ego's which drives them. Character flaws' maybe ware his heart on a sleave etc. We rubbished the achievements of another big icon Tiger Woods. Easy-peasy, just buy a set of clubs from the car boot, and 2 or 3 strokes of practice and first shot, a hole in one and a 10 million pay check. Can any of us do it? We have just got to accept that in our lifetimes, we will see some in our eyes we call hero's knighted, and some not so well liked that are outstanding athletes on top of their game, thats the way how it is. Damon Hill, Jackie Stewart, etc. They are great drivers, but not so great as a 91 race wins past the great Micheal Scumacher. Arise Sir ,er, Hamilton QC. 'eR' PUT THE qc in your Majesty. That would be me to be different...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:59 PM
 
In my book BB there's genuine tax avoidance and then there's taking the piss, many of the latter day dodges falling into the latter category. Taking a directors loan of course does not absolve the taxpayers obligation but defers the day of reckoning and provides better options. It's ben held for many years that a single rate tax band (ten, fifteen or twenty per cent - pick a number) with no allowable deductions whatsoever, would net the Revenue far more than they collect at the moment and on a much more equitable basis. I had an audit a few years back, passed with no amendments, and the IRS agent admitted he didn't know relevant parts of the tax code, didn't understand some others and that their annual update training session was a nightmare and causing a lot of IRS staff to have mental health issues. In dealing with the Revenue over the years I've invariably found the UK, Asian and US services to be professional and polite, the Australian tax service not so much so and the African collectors basically uninterested. Thankfully, for me no longer an issue although there always seems to be month left at the end of the money.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 8:20 PM
 
Owen, you are missing the point of the discussion. Initially, I said that, in general. I am against honours being dished to such an extent they are devalued and that I thought it was ridiculous giving gongs to people just doing their jobs. In the case of Andy Murray, he is British, won two Wimbledons, the American open, and was World No.1 for around six month. He resides in England, does a lot for grass root tennis and is a shining example to youngsters. For once you forgot to engage the brain before posting.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 8:45 PM
 
 
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there was an interesting debate on the above. It seems to have disappeared. Why delete the thread?? to whoever with the big red button - stop playing God pls!
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Nothing interesting about those two tax avoiders !
posted by H (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 5:34 PM
 
because mst bottled it. because half a dozen people didnt agree to it. ITs killing freedom of speech. the few are telling the most how to speak and live there lives.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:26 PM
 
It was the almighty MST self appointed spokesman for our thoughts and deeds
posted by cottager (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:33 PM
 
I have no knowledge how the thread was deleted but before anyone accuses MST let him respond to explain.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:51 PM
 
How many times has he said that he no longer moderates and can’t get shot of the ‘moderator’ bit stuck on his moniker, as like so many on here complain,adjusting an existing one is nigh on impossible. With regard to”change your moniker then” I wouldn’t and don’t see why any body else should.
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 8:27 PM
 
Thanks Keetch; same with many people and SoMe these days if they think it, read it or write it then it must be true :0(((. Water of a ducks whatsname mate ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 28th October 2020, 9:01 AM
 
I didn’t delete anything, maybe it was admin. By the way, the big red button is the smallest little thing and right under the ‘post reply’ button which can cause mistakes which is why I only have it on my desk top, even then I have to be careful. Just to say again that I have not deleted that thread.
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The FA have launched the Football Leadership Diversity Code, aimed at tackling inequality and increasing diversity in senior leadership positions and coaching, with 19 Premier League clubs among the 40 that have signed up in total. Under the code, clubs have pledged that 25 per cent of new coaching appointments will be black, Asian or of mixed heritage, with at least 10 per cent in senior positions. In senior leadership and team operations, 15 per cent of appointments will be black, Asian or of mixed heritage and 30 per cent of new hires will be female. In terms of recruitment, shortlists for interview will have at least one male and one female black, Asian or of mixed heritage candidate, if applicants meeting the job specifications apply.
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Theres going to be a lot of unemployed people that are more than qualified to do a job to ensure that the workforce is more balanced. I had to do this at my Company who shall remain nameless and ensure I met HR's required mix. Did not work by the way!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 4:30 PM
 
Once you start going down the dreaded PC route there is no turning back. I wonder if other countries deal with it better than us !!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 4:56 PM
 
The local Rat catching company are having to be PC now and employ a diverse workforce comprising Trans, Gays ,Lesbians, travellers, People of varying skin shades from Black to White, Rainbow warriors and people who are not sure if they are Male or Female and are not sure of their sexuality at all, not to mention certain religions. The Owner who has been in business for 35 years has had enough and said he just wants to catch rats but spends all his time trying to satisfy and comply with all the PC regulations that are now mandatory, so he has closed the business down and is retraining as a clown.
posted by Snowflake Heaven (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 6:40 PM
 
The PC brigade have a lot to answer for, I enjoy listening to Test match special rather than watching it on TV .Some bright spark felt it needed a woman to explain what it’s like facing 90 mph bowlers . Let them comment on the women’s version of the game and let the men who know the game in place !
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:26 PM
 
I bet the porridge in your house is well stirred @Arizonan!
posted by The troll (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 8:47 PM
 
Hello Trolley. Thought it was my turn.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 9:12 PM
 
By the sounds of what you’ve written it’s an improvement on the Rooney rule.
posted by Guy (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 10:25 PM
 
Hmmm. Either way, Southampton haven't signed up to it, although they agree with the intent, but feel the proposal has no means of enforcement, no way to ensure compliance and no penalties for non-compliance. Another empty gesture perhaps ...
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 11:20 PM
 
 
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I’ve been to Carlisle many times , but can’t believe it was 47 years ago today that I went , on Marys train , for the first time , losing 3-0 . This after going up to Blackpool the previous Monday , again on the train , to see us lose 2-0 , happy days !
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John, I too wondered where the posts on Hamiton and Rashford had disappeared to, hence my posting above.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 6:01 PM
 
TBT OUT of the Kings Head closing time Friday night. Hotel with Alex Saturday morning. Pub next to the ground on opening time. Happy days.
posted by Biders (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 6:21 PM
 
Early morning train up, train back, train to Reading, last train to Basingstoke (no taxis around), off at Mortimer and a four mile hike home. I was OK, the missus had shoe problems, wrecked her feet and wasn't too amused. In the late eighties flew up for a 10:00 meeting with the City Manager and the the CFO. "Which hotel did you stay in" they asked. "Didn't", said I, "flew into Carlisle airport this morning". Chief executive of Carlisle turned to his CFO and said "do we have an airport?".
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 6:59 PM
 
Tbt , travelled with them many times , overnight to Carlisle and Sunderland , Alex was a top geezer , rip .
posted by Ian (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:19 PM
 
Biders , the pub was called the Beehive !
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Quite honest and refreshing what loftus cheek said. so many kiss the badge and pledge futures to a club and then run off when the cash is splashed. All i want is 100% effort and commitment when on the pitch rather than using it as a shop window. maybe he has never shown that effort as he has the skills and Chelsea still bombed him out for a bit so its his chance to help himself and help us to. Hope he can see that.
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That’s what he might want to do...... but he’s been mostly anonymous for the past 3 games ..... personally I think he’s a lazy player will never make it at the highest level......had he’s chance ....never took it. And if we keep losing every week he’ll soon switch off ....and become disinterested.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 11:11 AM
 
Bloody Cheek - as already posted by MST. The fella’s on a guaranteed £25/30 million (conservative estimate) over the next 4yrs - WTF? Why would he even care about FFC or CFC for that matter? No effort or commitment required. In his mid 20’s he’s sorted for life.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 12:10 PM
 
Probably right Bruv, He obviously has talent so why not try and show folk how good he is. I expect a decent result against W Brom , though we haven’t played well so far given a little bit of luck and maximum effort 2 or 3 -1 wouldn’t surprise me. Might even lend William Hill a fiver!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1:06 PM
 
 
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“I still see my future at Chelsea. I believe in my ability 100 per cent. This is obviously not a permanent move. This is a platform for me to go and express myself and find that form that was showing a couple of seasons ago. I believe in my ability, and we will see where that takes me.”

Those are the words of Reuben Loftus-Cheek.

“I can’t be in the business of developing other people’s players. I expect the squad to look very similar to the one that got promoted.”

Those are the words of Tony Khan.

I am afraid, that in my book Tony Khan is a man that cannot be trusted. He is duplicitous, a meglamaniac, arrogant, knows nothing about football and is flying by the seat of his pants - he is turning this club into a national laughing stock!

His Father is doing the right thing in building the infrastructure and developing property but he cannot see what is in front of his nose. There are plenty of ways of taking your own out of a failing business without firing them and it is about time that Shahid realised that Tony is simply not anywhere near up to the job of Director of Football! I wonder why Shahid does not have Tony in charge of his cash cow motor spares business - well actually I don't!

Rant over!
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I am very uncomfortable with RLC's statement. Fine, he has no commitment to Fulham other than improve his fitness and find some form by playing regular football, no problem with that as such. We have a potential England player for the season but how committed to the cause is he? He may well have said earlier in the interview 'I am a Fulham player and fully committed to the cause and determined to keep us in this league but it sounds like his attitude is relegation? I don't care, I am only here for a season. I think we can do without him. Two games and he is off the pace, maybe lazy, definitely disinterested and a big time Charlie. Not impressed so far. How Parker took off Zamboanga and left Cheek on is beyond me. Spare a thought for Bryan. Hotly tipped to join Liecster and now on the bench. And we miss his crossing.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 8:33 AM
 
Who is Zamboanga,,,I typed Zambo.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 8:35 AM
 
As I expected , this season was always likely to elicit all sorts of emotions, from elation to depression, from anger to angst. However, be clear on one thing...we are financially secure, when the majority of others are not. We are hopelessly inadequate on the field and on the bench, but not in the Bank. Boy Khan got lucky this year, as we have been promoted beyond our current station. Enjoy the ride, as our future is bright, even if not in the Premiership ( at least for now)
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 9:39 AM
 
I am very disappointed in Cheek’s statement! He doesn’t need to say anything about his future. He could and should say he’s immediate future if to play and play well for Fulham this season. He’s heart is clearly not at Fulham and he sees us as way for him to train and get fit. Very disappointed!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 9:50 AM
 
I think we should send Cheek back!
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 9:55 AM
 
I’m sorry but why haven’t those remarks by Rich of Cambridge been removed ....why do we allow this kind of crap on the Fulham chat ...by all means have a go at the owner and Tony Khan ,the manager ,the players etc etc ....but surely we have moved on from those kind of remarks ...,‘They are both of the faith ‘ ....
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 10:07 AM
 
The more you read his words the worse it gets. He might just as well say 'Stay at Fulham, no chance. Soon as I am fit I'm off. I'm too good for this place. I'm the best player here. Great for morale.Shirly all over again. Amazing how this season mirrors our last visit to the Prem.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 10:09 AM
 
ROC - “ of the faith “ / “ their kind” / “ Asif” - Totally racist and unacceptable, moderators, where are you?
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 12:25 PM
 
See this is what you get when you get agency players in. Like the last lot we got where are they now. No long term though in any of it again. But people say its good business yeah all right. We will get a repeat again end of season.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 12:30 PM
 
Agreed Mark. MST takes issue with nonce but us silent on this.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 12:32 PM
 
If we had a decent/ proper director of football, they might bring out Parker's potential and give us a chance of staying up. But what are the chances of Tony Khan doing the decent/ proper thing?
posted by Chas (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1:12 PM
 
Broadsword, I am not affiliated with this board and don't spend my life on it - I wrote this piece at 7.29 and have only just come back on to check responses at 13.24. If you don't like it become a moderator yourself for crying out loud!!!!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1:25 PM
 
THERE! IT'S GONE!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1:26 PM
 
In the World football club rating Chelsea are the 28th best team Fulham are 761st. Who would you rather nail your future to, in fact why would any half decent player join us.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1:57 PM
 
Didn’t take long for the racist o David to have his pennyworth ! Come on you whites !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 3:19 PM
 
To tell you the truth, Loftus Cheek ain't too hot, and i doubt that he will get back into the current Chelsea squad. I think that Josh Onomah was more impressive than him, but josh needs game-time and to get up to speed in this division. Loftus Cheek can swoon around and say what he likes for all i care. If he has ambitions to get back into Chelsea, he must prove it with Fulham. Love us or not too bothered, it's up to mr Cheek...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 4:17 PM
 
MST me thinks at times the remarks you make are those of all of us,but they are not. In future if i need your opinion i will give it to you
posted by Old Un (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 4:54 PM
 
What??? Very strange remark Old un!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 5:07 PM
 
Fair enough MST. Thank you.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 5:47 PM
 
Few loan signings work out RLC will be no different probably better to persevere with Seri he’s at least a FFC player and has a vested interest in the Clubs success or should have !
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:19 PM
 
On the first day Seri arrived he said it was to cold to play in England. That does not smell like loyalty.
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Just watched a great game of direct fast football. No tip tapping and poncing about at the back.Hope Parker took note.
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So you think he watched the match and it suddenly clicked in his mind, "oh yeah of course. I've been getting it wrong all this time, I should have done it this way" doh...
posted by The pope (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 7:39 PM
 
You paid £15 on PPV to watch two teams at the bottom of the table, neither of which you support? Crikey, I have to admire your dedication to football ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 26th October 2020, 7:50 PM
 
No my friend, I watched it on NBC for nothing.Anyway whats wrong with watching good entertaining football it can be educating you know.
posted by jimjo (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 9:31 PM
 
Just watched the Burnly v Spurs, Spurs played the same tipi tapi boring stuff we play and scored the winning goal from their only decent attack. Dreary stuff.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:18 AM
 
I turned over at half time and thought exactly the same TTIN. I was surprised to see they'd scored to be honest....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:31 AM
 
I also watched the Burnley against Spurs match, and I really thought that watching Spurs was a duplicate of us, the only difference was of course that they won the game, which is something that we cant seem to do at the moment. Burnley look far better equipped to have a fighting chance of survival than us, but Brighton must now be brought into the equation,and what about Manure United, as they and Manchester City are down among the dead men at present.
posted by A C (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 10:08 AM
 
Isn’t the Premier League the place to be eh !!!!! It’s boring crap most of the time ..... apart from the ridiculous amount of money you get for being in it .....what’s the point ??? Had more fun going home & away in league 2
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of course if nobody replies then Khan might bet the message !!
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"get"
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Here is a new twist - would it work ?? We make public announcement addressed to any interested managers. We ask them to submit the minimum salary & perks that they would want to manage Fulham. We then have the opportunity to to hire who we consider most appropriate. Simple
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your idea is crazy. why not use linkedin or maybe advertise on office Angels??
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 5:51 PM
 
I thought we did.
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When Claudio Ranieri was sacked he said it was an impossible task as the player were simply not good enough. We have the same problem now a squad of Championship quality players a few promising young players and a few new players who really are just more Championship quality player. Parker I am sure is trying to get them to improve but it is a very difficult and get a new manager now, no matter how good he looks on paper, who would have to start from scratch would probably fail like Ranieri.
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I think we have a much better team than the team that got us promoted. Reed is missed because he does that roll so well. We have several Premier league quality players that will be cherry picked when we are relegated, We will face another rebuild next season. Strange to hear Parker say we play too safe and don't attempt the risky options and allow teams to get into position before we attack. We are not quick enough for him now. All the things the supporters were moaning about over 12 months ago. How would a team run by the supports work out? Rodak and Bryan would still be playing that's for sure.
posted by Chris (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 2:48 PM
 
A few of the loaned players are decent but still they are not good enough to play in decent teams.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 26th October 2020, 6:26 PM
 
The truth is we're making exactly the same mistakes as before, the starting 11 against Palace only had 3 players from the successful promotion team....that means 8 new players to blend into a team in a few weeks...it doesn't work that way, especially when you drop players who don't deserve it..ie- Rodak...what has he done to deserve the chop?
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1:04 AM
 
The truth is we are an average Championship team who sneaked into the Premier League and did not have the status do attract any decent players.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 2:01 PM
 
IF we are a better team now than when we won promo, how come we are crap in all dept now seeing as we have only played one top team so far?.God help us when we play some one in top half again.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Tuesday 27th October 2020, 3:21 PM
 
We are missing Harrison Reed, but you guys need to think about his role now in midfield. The Championship is a different animal compared to the prem. Can Reed still cut out the tackles and do the tidy-up against better opposition? The verdict is still out on Reed for me. We all thought that Hector would be our rock in defense and he showed that he was not up to it. This Fulham team is more than good enough but we now need fine-tuning, and sadly the only guys to do that are experienced managers. It didn't help our cause when Mitro missed a vital penalty and gave away one. Fulham can easily compete with most teams outside the top 10. West Brom will be up for it weekend and so will Fulham. The win and the loss will tell all we need to know finally either way because Man City up after that one...
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I am sick of everyone saying things like 'if we had Zaha we would have won the game'. WBA are a worse team than us hopefully. Sheffield Utd would seem worse than us because we should have won. Wolves beat us by one so we didn't quite contain them did we? In the weeks ahead we will be saying 'we would have won if we had Salah....Jesus.... and so on.....until we say every goal scorer against us. Palaces first goal was quite good. Nice run seen by Zaha but we all seem to be guarding the far post. Second goal a bit fortunate in that the guy was stretching and scuffed the cross. Zaha had a goalkeeper and two defenders to compete with for the ball and credit to him for being so committed he crashed into the post. He is better than average but didn't see much of him for the whole of last season. Let's make a list of players better than him. I've named two, another two are Kane and Richarleson. God help us.
 
 
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Fulham have brought all the footballer sons of one family. The parents, Mr and Mrs Slow say they are proud of their 9 sons who’s names are Very, Extra, Painfully, slowerthan, Irritalingly, Extremely, Evenmore, Unbelievably and Socompletely plus their cousin Always Passbackwards. 11 removed statues have been placed on the public football pitch in Bishops Park and Fulham thought they would give them a game. The game was lively with Fulham nearly getting out of their half 3 times. Fulham lost 0-1 when Always who was near the half way line and decided to pass back to his keeper, Very. Very kicked for a clearance which hit one of the statues and bounced in. The Fulham coach was disappointed and will tell his team that in future they are only to pass the ball around their own penalty box.
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Very good :0)))
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I really like to see the current team and management succeed! i never wanted rush sacking as we did with SJ last time. I never wanted a whole sale team change like last time. i believe in loyalty. But this loyalty is killing me. We've improved but we still can't defend. We can't and don't know how to score. I don't know what our midfield are doing as they are not creative nor they are helping the defenders. I am struggling to find light at the end of this tunnel. The only hope i have left is Anderson replacing Ream. But by then, we could well be adrift at the bottom! Give me some hope please!!
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How about this to give you hope. Because of the virus the football gets cancelled for this season and we all start again next August. I cannot think of anything else that could save us apart from shooting and I don't think that will happen.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Monday 26th October 2020, 1:34 PM
 
 
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Last season we won a number of games by scoring a spectacular goal totally out of the blue . This should have made it clear to the management team that we weren’t creating enough “ proper chances” . It is unlikely we will score that many special goals this year against better opposition, sadly Parker and his coaches have done nothing to change that . We can’t keep repeating the same way of playing and hoping to get different results that is the action of a fool or a group of fools
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We are more than capable of the spectacular if guys like Cairney come into the game much sooner. Brilliant goal against Palace but all too late.Kebano, Cavaliero, and even Kamara in the right positions are capable of shots and free-kicks, but they don't do it because we are trying too hard to pass the ball into the net. We so much need guidance but it is what it is...
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We must get a manager who can build a defence. Even top defenders need to be trained. SP cannot do it. Also we need to get the ball into the opponents penalty area in fewer touches. Again not SP way. No need to sack him, just demote him. He knows he will be sacked so do it NOW.
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Why would he want to be an assistant to anyone Can’t cut his pay just sack him Any new manager will want to Bringing their own team
posted by Percy perfect (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 9:02 AM
 
Point is that SP needs to be trained. So must have a senior man. Sack him if you must. I don't care overmuch. Also a stronger manager would drop Mitrovich. He does not need help, he needs to be sidelined.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 9:08 AM
 
Our offensive play has been only through Mitro since he arrived at the Club worked fine/great in the Championship but Premiership defenders are a class better and can easily work him out just a shame FFC didn't sign Josh King to help share the work load someone with real premiership pedigree. Its going to be a real white knuckle ride for the rest of the season and to be honest I have almost given up hope already !
posted by FULHAM SUPPORTER (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 4:23 PM
 
 
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Your post reminded me of the all time greats that played during the post war years. Add Matthews, Finney, Langton, Wright, Franklin plus many more and it begs the question how good were they in comparison to the present players. I often argue with my son stating that playing under the same conditions, using the same equipment the stars of my younger days were in abundance and of greater quality. Maybe it is a jaundice view so would be glad to hear the view of others.
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Pitches were awful, fitness and diet was different, the really naturally gifted players would be a joy to watch in modern day football and would more than hold their own.
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 8:50 AM
 
And the ball was heavier, seeing Bobby Charlton lash a long range shot into the top corner for England from the 66 wc is rediculous
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 8:53 AM
 
Bigboy, I get absolutely hammered week in week out by my sons and grandsons. They all have the opinion that the players of my years wouldn’t be able to cope now. My answer to that is how would today’s players cope in my day?. Yes there are some fantastic players today, they are looked after like royalty, the medical support they get is top class, the pitches are like bowling greens and the balls today are lighter. They also have the added privilege of not having to face the likes of Paul Went, Tommy Smith, Norman Hunter, Nobby Stiles, Jack Charlton, Freddie Callaghan, Chopper Harris, Paddy Crerand, Giles and Bremner, Ron Yeats, Jim Langley and so many more. The other thing I tell them is the rule changes that they play under today. How long would the above gentlemen be on the pitch with today’s rules? Every centre forward, inside forward or winger knew that they would get a dig early doors. I used to argue with my old dad about sport and I would tell him Clay would have beaten Marciano. I never won the argument so none of my offspring will.
posted by Gaz - Monday 26th October 2020, 9:09 AM
 
One thing i remember from the old days was a winger was a winger, it was a joy to see the likes of len Shackleton taking on full backs and crossing a wonderful sight to see and a centre forward scoring goals,I was fortunate to see Bedford Jezzard in my opinion the best C/F Fulham ever had.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 11:22 AM
 
Ah wingers yes the great charlie mitten, a gent who never got dirty, deadly with in swingers and dead balls,could land a ball on a flys arse.
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He is now working for FIFA I believe so don't think he would leave that to coach lil' ol' Fulham...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 26th October 2020, 7:34 AM
 
It’s been said many times on this site that under the present management set up who would fancy the job. But the fact remains that SP hasn’t the know how to guide us to safety!!
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Why do people praise Parker getting us promoted. With that team we should have walked it not scraped it.
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Was a strange season, we stuffed Millwall 4-0 with 90% possession or some crazy stat and then after that was just a slow burner, never saw that same type of performance again
posted by Pez (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 8:55 AM
 
the same team that is SO good that only 2 players are still in the starting lineup in the prem??
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This is not the time for recrimminations. Sack Scott Parker, why no one else would want the job at this time. Our team was assembled far too late these guys hardly know each other on the field. The plain fact is that if we do not win a game in the next four we will be relegated. I put on this site all the defenders that came available Nathiel Clyne who left Liverpool who has just joined Crystal Palace, Craig Dawson who went to West Ham, Rassmus Nicholsen, Gary Cahill who went to Palace and so many more. What we need is an effective defence because we cannot expect to score more than oppenents unless we can at first defend. Move Mitrovic back and drop Tim Ream, that would be a good start and bring in Danny Rose from Spurs if they do not intend to use him. Forget other players, managers and answers because there is no help for us now. Scott Parker is not the problem and maybe I am sad to say not the answer
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ROC - With your continual and ongoing advice on player recruitment and tactics , I am at a loss to understand why the Khan’s do not sek to secure your services.
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 26th October 2020, 6:49 AM
 
Although, I agree that Parker will almost certainly take the club down if he remains in charge indefinitely, I am also a realist and there are 32 games left now and 28 after the next four so your statement "if we do not win a game in the next four" is ludicrous - IT IS NOT A PLAIN FACT.

I would also wager that there are many coaches/managers out there with far more experince than Mr P that would love to take the helm of a Premier League Club regardless of their record in the league thus far.

Waiting for us to lose against the top six/seven clubs will tell us nothing about Parker so if I were Khan, I would wait until the end of November before making such a big decision. That would give a new coach a month to look at the squad and decide what changes need to made in time for the window in January.

All things being equal, I still believe that our stay in the Prem will be a brief one regardless of what happens at the top because we have too many inexperienced players, no leader on the field and a rookie coach being out thought at every angle.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 26th October 2020, 7:45 AM
 
Not manys choice, bring in big Sam pay a bonus if we stay up then look for a replacement we then would be more attractive to gaining a quality manager
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 11:27 AM
 
Season after season, TK fails to bring in the required players before the first, nay 4th, game has kicked off. That effectively means the first quarter of the season is a write off while players try and gel, we figure out our best 11. I would love to see what early business would do to our season. Easy to lose confidence if you fail to win and then it’s a downward spiral we know all too well. Maybe if we went out and won our first game with a gelled squad that had trained together, we would pick up a string of results. There is a lot wrong with the club at the moment but this one seems pretty obvious to me.
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Not the best time to be a Fulham supporter at present but having followed the club for 63 years thought I would think back to my best 5 memories of that time as follows:- 1)Watching the great Johnny Haynes in his pomp, 2)Alan Mullery scoring past Peter Shilton in the FA Cup in 1974. 3)Clint Dempsey's goal against Juventus. 4)Reaching the Europa Cup Final. 5)Beating Villa in the 2018 play off final at Wembley. Would be interested to hear other opinions and nice to hear some positive thoughts at this difficult time. Also as an afterthought returning to and remaining at Craven Cottage is pretty important.
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Good memories was having a pre-match drink and walking through Bishop's Park on the way to the game. Meeting friends outside the ground , putting the World to rights. None of us know how long it will be before we can do this again.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 7:12 PM
 
Top 5 1) Europa cup final 2)Villa play off 3)Juventos match 4)Blackburn away (Tigana era) 5) Carlisle away ( Rodney Mccrae) Can’t wait to get back down to the cottage,miss that place
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 7:31 PM
 
Being at Halifax when we won 8-0. There were 16 of us there. Not sure anybody on this board was there. Sadly no Alex. Micky Beard. Graham. Mary. COYW. Me and Micky got lost in fog on Ilkley Moor trying to get a lift to Leeds in the middle of the night. Oh happy days!!
posted by Tony R - Sunday 25th October 2020, 7:49 PM
 
great stories
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 8:07 PM
 
Getting my all time hero’s autograph,the Maestro,at Barrow having hitch hiked there and back(we lost),Europa cup final,Juventus,what a night, Villa at Wembley with my son,Bobby Moore buying us a drink in Helmond,George Best offering to buy a drink on Guernsey,we were in awe,and somehow said no thanks!!!! Sorry,that’s six,like Camberley Dave,63 years and counting,stay safe everyone COYW
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 8:17 PM
 
Too many memories which makes it too hard to really pick favourites. TaHowever, the Juventus return match must rank top for raw emotion having recovered from 4-1 down and leaving all of us absolutely shattered. Second, would be reaching the Cup Final having previously held the record for losing four semi-finals. Unfortunately, the Final was an anti-climax. The return to normal football in 1946 and having players returning from military service which deprived many of them their best footballing years. Players such as Ronnie Rooke and Jim Taylor my two favourites before the advent of the great Haynes, Jezzard and Robson. How many remember Ossie Evans? Although I only get to the Cottage only occasiionally now I can boast first being taken there in 1940 and after the War often attended all home and reserve matches until I served three years in the Army and resumed upon demob. So put me down for 80 years of supporting the Whites.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 8:53 PM
 
Wow,great memories bigboy
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 9:05 PM
 
I can remember my first visit to Craven Cottage, in the fourties, and the match was Fulham v Manchester City, and I stood right behind the goal, so I had a close up view of the legendary Frank Swift. It was a 2-2 draw and Pat Beasley the Fulham captain scored our equaliser right in front of me, and I have been smitten ever since. I also remember with great fondness, travelling home from Stoke with Graham Legget as in those days the players used to travel by train, and Graham lived just round the corner to me at the time.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 9:51 PM
 
Big Boy i thought i was one of the oldies my first match 1947 over the next few years saw some great players at the Cottage Jesse Pye,Billy Steele,Raich Carter,Len Shackleton, Tommy Lawton, Wilf Mannion, Nat Lofthouse Frank Swift & "Errol Flynn" mister elegant George Hardwick, who at half time would change his complete kit for the second half,great memories wearing the scarf my mum knitted, a rattle and a mars bar,climbing over the railings and sitting on the touch line,seems like yesterday.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 10:03 PM
 
Big Boy i thought i was one of the oldies my first match 1947 over the next few years saw some great players at the Cottage Jesse Pye,Billy Steele,Raich Carter,Len Shackleton, Tommy Lawton, Wilf Mannion, Nat Lofthouse Frank Swift & "Errol Flynn" mister elegant George Hardwick, who at half time would change his complete kit for the second half,great memories wearing the scarf my mum knitted, a rattle and a mars bar,climbing over the railings and sitting on the touch line,seems like yesterday.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 10:03 PM
 
Some great memories there, made me feel quite the youngster. Bigboy obviously you take the title of Godfather. One of my favourite memories was the home win against Ipswich 10-1. Mud to your knees, so bad they could hardly pass the ball, visibility so bad you couldn’t see the halfway line and getting worse by the minute. Us kids praying the ref wouldn’t call it off. That was excruciating but memorable.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 10:40 PM
 
FA cup Fulham 4 Newcastle 5. Pouring with rain. Say no more.
posted by jack. (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 11:59 PM
 
Hi LTS, like you I was at the game v Manchester City and always stood at the Putney end . We always had entertaining games against them and, if my memory serves me right, we were denied victory by Frank Swift. Swift, England,s goalkeeper , always appeared to have magnetic hands and I left the ground frustrated that we failed to get both points. He pulled off same wonderful saves and denied us victory that day. Pat Beasley was a good servant and the game sticks in my memory.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 7:44 AM
 
Have to agree with Jack. Fulham 4 Newcastle 5. I had a seat on top of the hoarding almost opposite the centre circle. Ian Black bundled over the line for number 5. Would not have been allowed today. I saw all the greats mentioned above except Hardcastle. Had to go to Loftus road to see Lawton.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 8:36 AM
 
Mortlake- 10 -1 I remebmber it well. Graham Leggat fastest hat trick in the top tier at 3 goals in 4 minutes. was right behind the goal at the Putney end when a ball came into the Ipswich penalty area and beat the goalie and stuck in the mud on the line in the second half, , Mullery walked up and tapped it in. Stood there with all the other kids chanting " we want 10 " when a speculative cross from near the half way line went over the goalies head who at this point totally demoralised and in it went. Happy days
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 26th October 2020, 11:37 AM
 
Played penny up the wall at Elliott school to get the money to go to Halifax all I can remember it's was a mid week game game and lots cobbles around there went with my mate Peter ruffle
posted by James (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 1:37 PM
 
So it was you making all that bloody noise? I was sitting, precariously, on a barrier at the Putney End and was one of those chanting for 10. Never happier than on the walk home:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 2:01 PM
 
Recall bob thomas ,over the bar bob his nick name was,bobby brennan, jim taylor, mr brylcream, taffy o callaghan scruffy bloke running around with his bucket and sponge never knew if he was medic trainer or window cleaner.Frank osborne and bleedin over coat he never took of, oh yes some football was also played. Best memory watching grown men cry when tiggy took us up into prem , the riverside was awash with tears happy days.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 3:26 PM
 
James. I remember Pete Ruffel in his Harrington and his side kick Steve Sperrey!
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Something has got to give sooner or later, and it is now looking like the sooner? Bigboy' graciously reserved judgment on Parker up to 6 games? I would have gone one more up to West Brom, just because we came up with them, and they are 'er' a smidgin on par with us? How long do we give Parker until the inevitable? Some say up to xmas when we open our stockings from santa and surprise-surprise, it's socks and underpants again. My original thoughts was to bring in an experienced coach to work alongside Scott Parker and i came up with names such as the Lobster-man who only the really intelligent fans would know about. That guy from Leipzig is a no chance and not ever now, because Leipzig are flying in the Bundesliga. They are top with Bayern and Dortmund behind them. I just knew we had to move fast to get Nagelsmann before everyone knew he was a genius, (lol). Seriously, it is apparent more than ever that we need a foreign coach to get through the thick skin of our dunce lot. Nigel Pearson or big Sam will not do in the circumstances, because we have too many foreign players who will not get these guys ideas etc.Ralph Hasenhüttl is an Austrian and ex-football player who is at the helm at Southampton and they are doing more than okay in the prem. Southampton have always flirted and danced around in relegation mode every now and again, but they always pull it out the bag and they survive. Southampton also flourish and they beat some of the big boys to show that they can hack it in this division. Our Captain Lord Cairney showed some much needed urgency to score a nice goal after the game was lost. Cairneys attitude and games lately tells me that he can more than hack it in this division contrary to what some fans say about him. At the moment we are becoming like a ship without a rudder, and it is patently obvious that our team needs guidance and tweaking to some aspect. The West Brom game is game 7 and i think Scott Parkers last battalion where he proves that he can turn it around with an astounding win against them. Believe it or not, we seriously are improving, and i like the way we go forward in our last two games. The problem for us now is that the likes of Roy Hodgson is content to sit on his comfy chair and to admire our ball retention and possession knowing that sooner or later we will give them their few chances they need to finish us. We are so predictable now, other teams will give us the ball which we crave but sadly, no goals will come from it. Only a monumental effort against West Brom come the weekend, buttered with monogamous amounts of goals we score, just might give Parker a stay of execution. Maybe lucky 7 is the turning point of our season? Maybe Fulham can go on a run of winning games that we have threatened to do but flattered to decieve? 'Er' COME ON FULHAM'!!!
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A lot of talk about the game against WBA being ‘ massive’ I don’t see it that way , they are on a parallel with us ( not very good) and expect them to be with us next season in the Championship. I think there could be a chance of staying up if and its a big if We can get in a new manager with the necessary skill to get the best out of what is a pretty good squad!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 6:28 PM
 
I was just trying to figure out who our main rivals for relegation will be, come the end of the season presuming that we will be still down there fighting it out. Being a pessimist, and before the season started, I thought the relegation fight would be between us, Villa, Palace, Southampton, West Ham, Newcastle and Brighton, Leeds and WBA. At present its us, WBA, Sheffield United, Burnley and Brighton. If as expected, Brighton beat WBA, and Spurs beat Burnley, it will probably be whitled down to just WBA, Burnley, Sheffield United and us.Four clubs trying to avoid 3 places. Does anyone on this site, expect any other clubs to be involved.? Leeds, Villa, Southampton, West Ham and Newcastle have really surprised me, as to how well they are doing, and they all look safe for another season
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 7:34 PM
 
Think we will have a pretty good idea by christmas
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Have two or three pints..turn the league table upside down and life doesn't feel too bad.
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That’s a great idea,lots of so called supporters all doom and gloom,lots of games to go. This season’s a write off can’t even go !
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This is the critical problem ....who is there to take over from Parker. Allardyce is the only experienced coach who has experience in getting teams more organised and surviving in this league... a bit like what Hodgson did for us. I think some of our players are not playing for Parker as well as they can as he is seen as too soft....we need a new coach to bring players up to speed ...Allardyce might join if the price was right for reaching at least 17th
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:41 PM
 
That’s a great idea! Just fresh from Bournemouth relegation could show us how to go down!,
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 5:00 PM
 
See the bigger picture....he had some very good seasons with Bournemouth not only keeping them in the league but consistently performing against the odds ....he stayed there too long. Howe will get another decent team to coach soon despite the relegation he had with Bournemouth
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 5:31 PM
 
Eddie Howe failure at Bournemouth also failed at Burnley Go for my mate Bob Bradley with his PKs
posted by Percy perfect (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 5:39 PM
 
I don't feel that Eddie Howe will have the same hunger and love for Fulham as he has for Bournemouth. Howe had a close relationship with Jeff Mostyn and he wrote a tearful passionate letter when leaving Bournemouth. Trust me' you just know in your waters that Howe would be working for Fulham like a love-sick re-bound from Bournemouth. My advice is to leave Howe well alone because he will not have the same love for Fulham if that makes sense?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 6:16 PM
 
Eddie took us to heights we could never have envisaged 10 yrs ago. with a small fan base "12k" and a limited budget he kept is in the premiership for 5 seasons.he is an achiever.
posted by Bourne/Belle (Guest) - Monday 26th October 2020, 1:43 PM
 
Eddie How's did wonders at Bournemouth but as previous posters point out I see him as a one club man....his stint at Burnley didn't go too well and he was lucky Bournemouth had the sense to take him back....anyone ringing Jokanovic?
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Some of you may recall that I said that I would reserve my judgement until. We had played six games. We have now reached that target and, unfortunately, I can see little hope of any significant improvement that is necessary to maintain our Premier status. When Parker was appointed in 2018 I stated it was a mistake and that he needed to learn his trade at a much lower level. However, it is unfair to place the blame on his shoulders alone as one cannot expect a Private to be promoted to a Field Marshall and succeed. The root cause lies with the hierarchy starting with our owner and his incompetent son and their failing to understand football. The management of the club is in the hands of yes men who are happy to enjoy large salaries but are not prepared to tell the Khans the truth about how to run the club. It is obvious our team needs time to adjust and bed in by which time it will be too late. We do have some excellent players but we are not a team, we have no leader on the pitch and, in my humble opinion, we need a strict disciplinarian to lick this team into shape and a coaching team with experience. We need to bring in an experience coach, probably from the Continent, who has tactical nous in order to change tactics during a game if need be. As far as I am concerned this season is a write off but we need to change as the Championship may not be so easy the time around.
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A poster below said that we were outclassed by Palace yesterday, but I beg to differ, in fact the stats and the media said that overall we were the better side playing the superior football, but all we are missing is a slice of luck. When we hit the post twice yesterday it seemed it was not going to be our day, and so it proved. Surely we are due to the rub of the green soon. Watching Everton this afternoon, their defence looks no better than ours, giving away two cheap goals, and that seems to be the trend this season. WBA at home is a must win game, as that would give us a real boost, before playing Everton and Leicester.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 3:03 PM
 
Agree Brian' we play some nice football with plenty of possession but sadly lacking in goals. Something has got to change? Bigboy has some good points...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:12 PM
 
Agree with most but can anyone come up with some viable names of coaches we might get that would improve us.... we do need a strong disciplinarian definitely....our team is too naive and soft perhaps reflecting the coach
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:46 PM
 
Brian, whilst you may, technically, be correct, Palace outscored us, which is the real issue
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 5:24 PM
 
Before a ball was kicked yesterday, I thought barring injuries this was our strongest 11. What became clear the balance of the side was not right. We were far too narrow and ponderous.I am not advocating the return of Cav but on the right side we had no width and was relying on the Aina. Added to this, pushing Anguissa to the right of the 3 restricted his impact. We had no runners in midfield supporting the forwards and although we kept the ball , it was slow and we rarely threatened. What have we learned ? Unfortunately Cairney, Leminar and Anguissa are not the 3 midfielder's. I think LC, Anguissa and A N other (possibly Reed) for balance is better suited. Maybe giving Kebano a try on the right to stretch the defence. Yesterday was a poor performance but it is interesting our worse performances have all been at home where we try and take the game to the opposition. When we are away we can hit on the break and cause problems. The season is going to be tough, but we still have time to put it right.
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No thanks , not so Yankee Doodle Dandy .
posted by George (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 10:57 AM
 
Eddie howe young and done the graft .parker lost it looks totally lost,almost doing impression of boris talking rate of knots not making much sense so come on dont start waiting till xmas christ we will be dead and buried.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 11:09 AM
 
We need to find the right person if Parker is to be replaced. We don't want "another Ranieri". I'd rather stick with Parker and accept the inevitable. I was wracking my brain for viable options. Apparently, Raphael Benitez is getting restless in China. Would we like to see him brought in?
posted by Chas (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 2:41 PM
 
I’m with you Bish, Eddie Howe would be a good fit for us. Always seems a nice bloke, very Fulhamish. Also has a good track record on an even smaller budget than ours. How you doing by the way, long time no speak?
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 3:04 PM
 
Eddie Howe would be great but our ship has sunk too far for him to be interested....unless we offer him massive money. And to the comment suggesting we should leave Parker and accept the inevitable....my view is we have strived so hard to get into this league we need to give it absolutely everything to stay put, that’s what being a good supporter is all about.....never be defeated without an almighty fight....we are lame and whimpering at the moment and those supporters who accept this status quo need to take a long hard look at themselves. Good support is striving for the best.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:56 PM
 
All well on the on the south coast thankyou morty hope the same with you .
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Is anyone in agreement when I say that I don't think our coaching staff understand the present offside rules? I've watched the 1st goal yesterday several times and it seems to me our back line stepped up leaving Batshuyi miles offside only for the scorer to waltz through for an easy goal....that was all well and good under the old rules when the linesman would've flagged but it's really outdated tactics now.
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We were offside during a throw in up the other end in the second half
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You can't be offside from a throw in.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 11:21 AM
 
You can’t but must have been where the ball was played after. I can’t see any other reason why the ref blew for a free kick to palace
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Our confidence is on the floor and it affects everything the team does. We need a little luck, on another day we could have had 2 goals then it’s a different game/team. We need to throw off the shackles and take chances. At the moment by the time we’ve got to the oppositions area they’ve had time to think about their next car, pick their teeth, organise life insurance, pay their bills online, run to the bog take a dump, fix their hair, sunbathe in summer, call their wife/girlfriend or both, etc, etc.
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Don't like hearing that word Alerdyce mentioned on this board. We don't want fifty yard balls being played all day long, then just trying to rely on set pieces to score. They will probably get rid of Parker, but we have to be careful who we appoint. That chap from Bournemouth seems the best bet, only because of his experience in the Premiership and working at a smallish club. He would have a bit of money to spend, and his team played nice counter-attacking football. Eddie Howe for me.
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It's obvious to see the club and management is wrong at Fulham FC. Look at how well players that have been loaned out or sold perform when they exit the club. Harry Arter and Cyrus Christie looked good playing for Forest. Dan Burn, solid player at Brighton, as too is Matt Targett at Villa. Bad management that cant see Mitro is a passenger in the team so effectively Fulham play with only 10 men every time he is fielded. Bad management cant see that Cairney should be instructed to take more long distance shots. Bad management cant see that bringing in low standard players like Ola Aina and Fabricio Agosto contributes nothing to strengthening the team. Rodakand even Bettinelli are stronger more dominent keepers. Lets now get a strong minded Manager into the club that has the ability to inspire a very dejected team and hope they can save another drop from the Premier.
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Forest is a Championship team anyone can look good in the Championship, which is part of the problem, we have Championship players who are struggling to become Premier League ones. We also have some talented young players who will take a time to settle in. Any manager would struggle without time, perhaps more than we have, to get this team to operate at the level need to win games. The gap between the Championship and PL gets wider each year and this team would probably walk the Championship but is not good enough at this level. Scott Parker is doing his best to get them to the level they need to be. Finding a new manager now who could get us to win games consistently would take a very special person who does not exist.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 25th October 2020, 8:55 AM
 
Marcus, what is the alternative to Mitrovic? He's the best striker we've had for years but right now he's being expected to do too much upfront on his own. He is the last player any Fulham fan should be picking on...he has over 30 goals in 38 international appearances which proves his worth...get off his back, we don't have anybody else. We have a dearth of midfielders which Parker tries to accommodate, that's the real problem...square pegs into round holes, why on earth sign Loftus-Cheek when we needed another forward? What does he possibly add to the equation?
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 9:54 AM
 
The Time is Now- Arter, Christie and Knockhart didn't particularly impress most of the time in the Championship under Parker. That is the point. The coaching is letting Fulham down.
posted by Chas (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:12 PM
 
Parker has started to ramble at press calls, no idea what he is on about, said we must stop walking the ball in this is the prem!!! more goals are scored inside the box than outside over season ,so that theory is pointless, most good strikers still try to walk ball in eg rashford marahz townsend,for a few, one more dribble then i will shoot usually when they can see keepers eyelashes !!!.May be a bit more training as to were the net is when having shooting practise, may be a coach who can show how the midfield connects to the strikers,we have half prem, half championship players, mix them up and its pure chaos.How long can ffc carry parker and his ideas? he has 3 year contract so it aint cheap to pay him of but we lose more if we drop again .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 1:17 PM
 
The coaching is letting us down and so is the management. What decent manager would come to the club when they have to put up with Tony Kahn undermining them by sending a Twitter to the fans apologising for losing games. Parker is a rookie manager who will put up with that however even he now has the look of someone who wants out. Again and again it all boils down to the management and Tony Kahn.
posted by Tom (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 2:01 PM
 
Parker will never walk with the sort of contract he has 15m over 3 years what club would pay this incompetent even a quarter,no Tony get in a professional and give him full control over transfers.As previously stated it would cost a lot more if we are relegated.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 2:32 PM
 
Most of us were scratching our heads at the contract renewal given to Parker so soon ....another TK faux pas
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Seems they have got themselves a jem of a manager. Only started a week before the games started. Only let one is so far. And now top five points clear.
 
 
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1) Parker, the top job has just come too early for him in his career 2) The squad is below par for the league caused by a poor transfer strategy 3) TK as Director of Football is not performing well and cannot be expected to do the right thing and sack Parker early enough to give us a chance this season 4) The club is becoming unattractive for a decent coach, even Allardyce might turn us down. So, there are a number of problems to overcome now, a further failure is to do nothing. I trust (well not sure)TK and Mackintosh have already approached a number of possible coaches as a replacement for Parker and will probably leave it until the next international break which I believe is leaving it too late. And yes if we win against WBA everyone will think it is ok when it won’t be...it will just delay the inevitable. I’ve not heard a coherent case put forward for keeping Parker on other than not having faith that TK will appoint a suitable replacement. Yes, it is a risk but at least give us a fighting chance, we are a ship sinking fast and it is distressing to watch from afar.
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Allerdyce ‘decent’ please no!
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I coach at a local team, who play low level football. What I see is from FFC is a possession based team who work the ball from left to right, to create openings.This is fine, excepting runners from midfield have to penetrate the opponents defence to create space. The delivery from wide has to be good, Robinson good player he may become, does not do that job well enough. Bryan would be a better option for this, but is defensively weaker. Palace we all know will sit and use the break, with Zaha their possible match winner. When defending one of the midfield players has to limit his ability to receive the ball and double up with the full back in wide positions. This did not happen which ultimately cost us the match.From free kicks no attempt is made to use a long ball into their box, just sideways passing to retain possession. Our main striker is not very mobile and unable to close down defenders, but is good in the air and around the box with good feet. So in effect our main goal threat is working little angles from our possession through a packed defence. Shooting from distance is not encouraged, or playing a quick ball, as possession could be lost. This makes scoring against good defenders very difficult as the aerial route to Mitrovic is lost through lack of quality delivery. No protection is provided to our defenders, against runners from the opposistion midfeild if Reed is not playing. This is what I see as a second rate coach, possession for the sake of it, without any clear direction will not win games. What does a professional coach see 3 points every time. Conclusion with current team and coach 18-20 points maximum possible. Relegation certainty.
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Add to all of the above.....no in game intelligence, no tactical awareness to the changing risks, slow thinking, slow reactions, slow passing, poor unimaginative set plays, predictable player shape when in possession, shambolic player shape when we haven’t got the ball, no on field leadership
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 6:48 AM
 
 
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I tried that joke before Ron and nobody got it, nipped in the bud so to speak. Still, the two of us are on wavelength.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 25th October 2020, 6:24 AM
 
That joke sucks .
posted by Pete (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 7:18 AM
 
Think we choose to dismiss it as a rather infantile contribution from one of our younger contributors.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 8:45 AM
 
He was just milking it for a laugh ...
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Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:28 AM



 
Saw you posted below and was wondering how you're getting on? I hope there's some light at the end of the tunnel for you. You're not forgotten mate, neither is Iris. Wish we had a better season for you.
 
 
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After watching MOTD, this evening every team, and I include Sheffield United seem streets ahead of us in every department, in fact although I am loth to say it, it looks like we are being outclassed by every team in this division, and it will be far better for all of us to be back where we belong in the Championship. A few of the honest Fulham supporters are saying and quote "let's enjoy the ride", well so far, apart from leading at Sheffield United last week, there has been nothing in this ride to enjoy at all, in fact every weekend's results are making me really miserable, and I am already looking forward to this pergertury to be over.
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We have become a joke team....it is and has become difficult to enjoy the ride now.....don’t mind losing but please put up a fight and give us something to cheer, we are lame and pathetic atm and this won’t change with Parker.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 6:52 AM
 
With supporters like you two that comment is just about right because supporters stick with their team through bad times as well as good.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 8:07 AM
 
Ken . It’s not about being a good supporter, you can tell by the Tone of the letters on our site that we all love the club but that doesn’t mean we can’t vent our frustration on our problems. If you are ok with the shambolic performance week after week that’s fine ,but it must be plain for all to see that we have massive Problems here and like any other fan feel that a change of how the club is being run is long overdue. Having said all that it’s no good changing the manager unless you can get one who knows what is required , and are there any out there willing to take on the job?
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 10:09 AM
 
Just discovered that KEN is Parkers missus.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 11:20 AM
 
I wont rise to that cottager because you probably already know Cottager is slang for the gay community who frequent strange places.I do not.I do believe Scott Parker is better than merry go round managers like Alladyce but he does need to be less rigid and realize it is not a weakness to change when something is not working such as one striker upfront.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:20 PM
 
It’s about being a sensible supporter.....not a mindless one .....there is a difference
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:33 PM
 
Ken please read comment above in different feed regarding being a good supporter
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 4:58 PM
 
Sensible post John
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Was mitrovich in the team today?????
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He looked to me a C W O S another shot ballooned over the bar when it would have been easier to score
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 11:13 PM
 
Sort of
posted by SmithyFFC - Saturday 24th October 2020, 11:16 PM
 
Hey' don't blame poor Mitrovic' it is all Kamara's fault apparently!!!
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What your source
posted by Percy Percival (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 10:50 PM
 
Are you Shads catfish account George?
posted by SmithyFFC - Saturday 24th October 2020, 11:17 PM
 
If Parker is sacked' where is that Leipzig manager, or the lobster-man, or Benitez!!!!! Give me more juice dude!!! Where have you heard this info??? MST, Ari, say something guys...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 11:33 PM
 
Fake news, unfortunately, and knowing TK guides his decisions based on statistics, it doesn't bode well to be honest. Would be nice seeing Marcelino as a coach. Good CV in Spain and well known dressing room motivator (which we desperately need). If TK wasn't a megalomaniac, he would be wise to hire a good Director of Football, Like Ralf Rangnick (currently unemployed) or Luis Campos (amazing job in Lille), but that's wishful thinking. I suspect another point in WBA and that will be it until January.
posted by Rico (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:22 AM
 
 
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Tony K throw away your stats model, it fails more than track and trace
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As long as Khan insists on being our Director of Football this club is going nowhere.Scottie is getting the usual criticism but Jurgen Klopp would struggle if he had the idiot-son as his DOF.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 10:17 PM
 
It’s not even about the model. If you want to stay up, you have to build from the back. Aina, Adarabioyo, and Robinson are 24, 23 and 23 respectively. He’s expecting young players who’ve never done it before at this level to stop the world’s best. Are there any other EPL teams where three of the back four are this young and inexperienced? I doubt it. These players will grow over the season, but they aren’t ready for the test. Parker is going to the scapegoat but Khan’s buying is the issue.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 1:16 AM
 
Drago- Totally agree.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 25th October 2020, 1:54 AM
 
Def agree with all you said, all players bought too late, no experienced premiership players, Mitro has absolutely no support or supply coming to him, can’t be expected to do it all by himself, he scores plenty when with decent teams.
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I felt we needed at least 5 points from these 3 games after the break and we're not going to get them. Parker showed tactical nous in the playoffs, but he's not learning quickly enough. We could bring in a mentor to work alongside him, but it might be best to make a clean break. What I saw from the 3 players playing for Nottingham Forest last night who were with us last season, emphasis ed the difference an experienced manager can make. If we do make the change, we need to get it right. And the Khans' track record is poor to terrible, with one exception (ignoring Parker who probably was the sensible choice at the time).
 
 
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Jeez we cant hit a cows arse with a banjo. What are they doing in training? In the PL you need to take your chances. Our lot have been woeful! I wonder if Tones stats cover shot accuracy?
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Hey, enough of hitting a cow's arse with a banjo. It causes the animal to lose weight and damages the banjo.
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Muppet boy(SP) , If the rule you followed got you to where you are, of what use was the rule?
 
 
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Have come to the conclusion that I am either very bad or very unlucky at football bets. Therefore it might be time to break the cardinal rule and start betting on Fulham to lose.
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Wise move Bruv !
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 9:03 PM
 
 
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Scott Parker was a successful international footballer how come he cannot see where we are going wrong , tv pundits all can see it clearly so what is Scott’s problem
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Wood for trees
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 9:01 PM
 
Very few successful footballers make great managers; most successful managers are former journeymen
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If the Khans panic again, it’ll be a long dark season. I’m not a Parker fan, but he deserves 19 matches, time for the new players to fit in. Anguissa, Lemina, Lookman, Robinson... these are all good buys and upgrades. We really missed Tete. Aina is Cyrus Christie 2.0, and was the weak link again today. I wanted SP to try Bryan on the right at halftime - Bryan can cut in and deliver a cross - which Mitro was desperate for. What has to be clear now is that we need TC closer to goal, where he played under Slav. He funnels the ball into the right areas in a deeper role, but it’s not enough from him, we need asssist and goals. His run into the box nearly came off. I don’t know what Parker can do with the defense at this point, that first Palace goal was so easily conceded.
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Can’t agree re Aina. First goal new centre back was ball watching, second goal Keeper went for a ball he was never going to get.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 9:03 PM
 
How many times did he take on and beat a defender or deliver a good cross? Once in 90 minutes? Zaha beat him whenever he ran at him. He’s not at the level, MST. Maybe someday, not today.
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Tom Cairney's goal right at the end just sums up our day today. Cairney has all the talent going to make him successful and prolific in the prem, but for reasons unknown or we could argue, reasons we know? He just cannot shake more than a leg with urgency or anything else. At 2-0 down we should be showing more urgency. Back in the Championship, Fulham did always up the tempo and hunt down a goal, but for some unknown reasons, we lack any of that. All the experts are saying that we play some nice football which we know we do, but we are too nice, too tame! There is no bite to our game, and we just can't walk the ball in the net in this league. Parker brings Kamara on to add bite, but it was the wrong kind of bite that was needed. There are far worse cases of sendings off i could reel off here but what's the use of that now. Kamara was sent on with a long list of notes from Parker which is not what we need in a confusing crisis on the pitch. What the note should have said was to 'pull your head out of your .rse and up the tempo and go for goal. Giving a teachers note to Kamara is like telling a bear to play nicely. Send Kamara on by all means, but tell the big guy to up his pace and take some shots etc, etc. To stick another striker out there at right wing is negative. Where was Kebano in all this nonsense? Kamara's only crime was his clumsiness, and it just sums up our day again. When you need all the experience like an Ancelotti we can't get any anywhere.This is the reason why Scott Parker is losing friends fast. Any clown who thinks that Kamara is the cause of this mess, are not real football people and they know very little about football. We might as well say that half the team shouldn't be playing in this superior league. That is a nonsense saying. Roy Hodgeson quietly sat down and he was more than happy for Fulham to have most of the posession. Tick that detail off Scott Parker' that is the only thing we get right every week now, more ball possession than the opposition! The only detail this Fulham team needs, is tweaking. Can Scott Parker do it? Does he even know how to tweak this Fulham team? The writing is on the wall if we lose to WBA. Sadly, the final curtain is near! Hey' Toms goal was special though, but 'so what'!!!!!!!!!
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I hope we loose to WBA,so that it may hasten the departure of that managerial nonce PARKER
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The only thing at this point to wake up the players is to sack Scotty P. He has to beat West Brom or a change must be made. The players mentality will be at rock bottom and the only way up is to shake the structure up! COYW
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What utter rubbish we new the problem with the defence and we know the one striker is not working. Scott Parker is the Manager and gets the flack but do we know if he asked TK to get another striker or not no we do not. Talking through disappointment is easy to understand but apart from finishing where were Palace better than us because I do not believe they were.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:28 PM
 
Well you don’t get points for possession and as they scored two goals and we scored a late consolation the final score says they were better than us...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:59 PM
 
No it it does not it proves they took there chances and thats only one aspect of the game,
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 7:34 PM
 
Ken44, they were better than us in defence and attack. We were better at keep ball, that doesn’t win games though. Roy plays counter attack and we couldn’t deal with it. We need to add pace when we have the ball.
posted by Gaz - Saturday 24th October 2020, 7:41 PM
 
So what is Parker going to do to correct the problem? He doesn't know. He's hoping that some team will take pity on us and allow us to win a match or two.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 7:44 PM
 
Ken you head is somewhere ....... They were better than us
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 8:10 PM
 
It does often seem that changing the manager has an immediate, if sometimes short-term, beneficial effect on a team. However, it need to be the right choice and the evidence of 2 seasons ago suggests Fulham don't make right choices.
posted by Broadsword (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 8:51 PM
 
There is nothing to shake up. How many Premier League matches did Ola Aina, Antonee Robinson and Tosin Adaribayo have between them going into this season? What is their average age? It’s three inexperienced boys plus a too-slow Ream against the world’s best... never a fair fight. We strengthened in midfield and in attack with Lookman, but our backline gives us no chance. We needed a Scott Dann type, a gritty character with some hard-won understanding of the game. No manager is turning that backline into an unbreakable wall. There are slight adjustments SP can and should make. But he doesn’t have the horses, let’s be honest.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 8:54 PM
 
Ken in your blind adoration of Parker,,methinks you are on some funny stuff or are related to him
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 9:08 PM
 
I’m not sure some people really understand football ....Palace did a job on us today ....different class to us
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 9:19 PM
 
The only thing you have ask yourself Ken is, How many shots did we have on target and how many did they have? Woy always has our measure, think he’s probably more tactically astute than Scotty. That aside they were better than us.
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The only thing at this point to wake up the players is to sack Scotty P. He has to beat West Brom or a change must be made. The players mentality will be at rock bottom and the only way up is to shake the structure up! COYW
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We have a squad of players who are more than capable of seeing us finishing mid table,the problem, which i reiterate once again is having a complete novice as a manager,we need a kick arse who can keep us in this division or a long term tactician like Eddie Howe.Incedently where is the Parker fan club whose incessant chant is we have to give him time,well his time must now be up.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:21 PM
 
Well its an opinion buit not one I agree with.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:30 PM
 
Kunye' i am in agreement with you, that we now have a squad to keep us up. I have sided with Parker all the way up till now, but now we are at a crossroads. WBA and Fulham came up together, and we have invested more than WBA. It is imperative that we gain a favorable result against the Brummies. Scott Parker will know that feeling in his bones. By the way Kuyne' it would be nice if you acknowledge that Anguissa was a good acquisition back in the squad?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:32 PM
 
Owen more or less said that when saying we basically have a mid table squad.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:53 PM
 
If we hadn't gone up i don't think we would have some of us baying for Scotties blood. I for one am sticking with him!!
posted by werderdel (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 7:29 PM
 
WEIRDO i suppose someone has to stick up for him
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How many more times are we to endure football proffesionals state that fulham pass to much with no finish, easily hit on the break. BBC pundat said ffc look completely out of their depth at this level, SP playing style with the players we have wont work. Games are won and lost in the penalty area not by pretty football in you own half or on the halfway line. We have some good players unfortuneatly a manager without experience of how to play to the players strentgh he has rather than making them fit into his way that clearly does not work.
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We look like Norwich looked last season. we play lots of pretty football with no penetration and defend like a poor pub team.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:07 PM
 
Agree the evidence that Parker is not fit for purpose in the PL is there for all to see.....so what if we beat WBA it suddenly doesn’t make everything alright....we need to make a change NOW
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:09 PM
 
With SP in charge for the rest of the season we won't amass the Norwich total points score
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:23 PM
 
With SP in charge for the rest of the season we won't amass the Norwich total points score
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:23 PM
 
Well if your that sure I suggest you go down the bookies and put a fiver on but as a former betting shop manager I am sure they would rub there hands with glee when you left.
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nguissa, Needs time, Robinson FFC thru and Thru, Lookman Excellent, The Super Duo, this is out strength, Usw It... Areola, I am still deciding, Per Gentleman Jim,, All FFC for 8 minutes, It should be All FFC for 30 minutes, and then regroup...All FFC traffic, then 2 atacks and 2-0 down...There is nothing like a throbbing cottage Atmosphere of home fans, but every team has a missing 12th player, ... We also need a 2nd striker to boost our front line, and eventual continuity in the premiership.... Am I the Only Person who sees this ???Half Time 2-0 Slopppy---Sloppy__Sloppy!!!
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When the first Palace goal went in I thought there must be a foul or an offside as Fulham players were just standing around while the ball was put in the net.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 24th October 2020, 6:05 PM
 
If I could understand you I might agree, probably not but plain English would help.
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