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Source: https://fulhamfocus.com/article-the-changing-place-of-tom-cairney/

12 goals, 10 assists. The only player to manage double figures in both metrics in the 2016/17 Championship season. There has long been a debate over the best way to utilise our captain, one that Scott Parker must have had with his staff, and probably internally when he took the job in the midst of our last, and ultimately, doomed Premier League campaign...

It appeared initially that Parker would restore Tom Cairney to his familiar, and seemingly most impactful, advanced playmaker role, or the traditional No.10, after he had been banished to the right hand side of Fulham’s midfield, if not the bench, by Claudio Ranieri.

The result was a Premier League goal against Everton, arriving into the opposition box in a manner not dissimilar to the goal that took us to the promise land. He continued in this role while the inevitable happened, and we made our return to the second tier, albeit with a slight upturn in performances and improved mood around the club.

At the start of the marathon 2019/20 season, Cairney was still frequenting the hole behind Aleksandar Mitrovic, and arguably to good effect. In the opening 10 league games, Cairney contributed five goals, and barely a week seemed to pass without him lining up a trademark curler from 25 yards, before witnessing the ball fly in to the top corner. It seemed Cairney was back to his goalscoring best. He also provided three assists across those games, further suggesting he was en route to matching the productivity he had shown under Slavisa Jokanovic. But then something happened. Something that meant Cairney only added a further three goals across the rest of the season, and did not add an assist to his tally at all.

That something was Josh Onomah. Making his first start at the end of November, he is arguably more athletic, more mobile and dynamic, and took over the mantle as Parker’s preferred no.10. But Onomah wasn’t doing the same job Cairney had been fulfilling, only providing 3 goals and 3 assists across the regular season himself. Instead, he was initiating the press, and battling to win the ball back higher up the pitch. Something that had rarely, if ever, been a part of Cairney’s repertoire. Cairney was now playing deeper, which was most evident in the Playoff Final against Brentford.

In his deeper role Cairney is responsible for starting attacks from his own half, and providing an option to return the ball to if an attack meets a barrier in the opposition half. He is now the reset button of the team. If it didn’t work, and we still have the ball, go back to TC. He is very good at recycling and retaining possession. Even in small pockets of space, and under pressure, he can find a way out, and escort the ball to safety.

This deeper role has continued into this season, slotting in alongside the impressive Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who provides the dynamism and combativeness to compliment Cairney’s clam. However, Onomah seems to have been displaced by the undeniable upgrade that is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Another athletic, physically gifted, younger man.

But why has Cairney’s position and role been altered so drastically when he hasn’t demonstrated the defensive awareness to play a position such as this previously? I believe there are a few contributing factors. The first, is that in the last three seasons, Cairney has suffered at various points with injuries. The dynamism that existed previously isn’t as evident in 2020. We see flashes of it, but it’s not with regularity that Cairney waltzes past three opponents on dancing feet, manipulating the ball while effortlessly holding off opponents before injecting three strides of pace that allow him the space to make his next move. More commonly, he now stops, turns, and plays the simple pass, recycling possession in a manner that seems to please his manager. More on this later.

The next contributor is Mitrovic. In Cairney’s most prolific season, Fulham played with pressing forwards in the form of Sone Aluko and Floyd Ayite, who were often complimented by an exciting Ryan Sessegnon or enthusiastic Neeskens Kebano. This was particularly the case when Chris Martin attempted to use Craven Cottage as a “train station”. The front line, then, did the pressing, leaving Cairney free to roam behind them and pick up the pieces. He could drift into space without attracting the attention of defenders, who were preoccupied with the energy in front of him. Those attackers were no where near as prolific as our talismanic Serb, but they provided the chaos to allow Cairney to flourish. With Mitrovic, who offers so much, but not the same level of intensity in the press, the no.10 now has a greater responsibility to defend in the opposition third. Cairney’s attributes, in addition to the physical problems he has faced do not make that viable now. He doesn’t appear to have a burst of pace that was once available, even if rarely used out of possession.

The third, and perhaps most important factor in this change of role, is of course the manager who dictates it. Scott Parker has a defined way that he wants his team to play. He tells us this after every match. Whether we are immediately aware of what that way is, or agree that it is indeed the best way, is not important in this instance. He believes in it, and so he will impose it on his players. In order to carry out this preferred approach, Parker will feel he needs a player in his own image to do the job he would understandably value, after making a career out of it himself. Among those who rated Parker the player and just as much among those who didn’t, it’s unanimous that he loved a turn. And turn he did. Again, and again. Next time you watch Tom Cairney, see if there’s anything familiar about what he does in his new position. Could it be that Parker, is moulding his captain into a modern day version of himself? Sure there isn’t the same tackling intensity, but it is worth noting that under Jokanovic, Cairney attempted 75 and 62 tackles in The Championship. Under Parker last season, that number was 86, despite playing as a no.10 for the first four months.

It makes sense that Parker would want his captain to embody his own philosophy, and where else is a retired player going to generate their philosophy from, if not from their own career? Scott Parker was not known for delicate looking finishes into the top bin. He was a metronome around which his teams were built. The constant, always available for a pass, and consistent in his work to retain possession for his team. Alongside a force like Anguissa, Cairney doesn’t need to be the ball winner his manager once was, but his technical ability does make him a more natural candidate to receive the ball from the defence and begin the progress into opposition territory via passes. The team Parker arrived to as a player, when he joined Fulham had not long lost Danny Murphy and more recently Moussa Dembele. He would have been aware of the limitations of his new team mates in comparison to those they had replaced. Now, in Anguissa, he could feel he has his Dembele, and in Cairney, he may be looking for his Murphy. Another player who started his career as technical attacking midfielder, before dropping back into a more disciplined role, initially alongside Dickson ‘The Destroyer’ Etuhu.

The modern game has developed in a way that means the traditional 10 is less spotted. James Rodriguez starts from a wide position for Everton. Arsenal, once the home of the technical 10, don’t operate with one. The position is more suited to a physically imposing, athletic individual, than a technically gifted player full of finesse. Gone are the days of Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen and Juan Mata. At least for the time being. Cairney’s change is one born out of necessity and circumstance. Simply put, following injuries and an advancing age, it’s more suitable for him to drop back, than adapt to push forward while we await the resurrection of the old school CAM. In the meantime, expect less worldies, less assists, and more turns.
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A well though out article and it shows why tactics have to keep changing as once the opposition know how each player in a team behaves they will find how to counter it. The manager must be constantly changing the players roles or give them licence to change them in a match if needed.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:29 PM
 
 
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Ozil is left out of the Arsenal squad. So he will be sitting on his lazy arse for the next 3months while drawing a salary of 1.5m per month. Could we have made a cheeky bid to loan him with Arsenal paying 60-70% of his salary?
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We have our own Ozil ......... Seri
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:09 PM
 
Yes but Ozil is good.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:26 PM
 
Personally, I think Ozil has been treated diabolically by Arsenal. They negotiated and agreed his salary and at 32 (c63/4 equivalent in a normal job), why should he take a wage drop or an inferior offer in another country. I'm sure if any of our bosses tried to move us on to another job that we didn't want or offered us less money to go on gardening leave we would refuse - I certainly would!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:31 PM
 
Arsenal got rid of 30-40 staff during the covid to save a couple of million pounds per year. since then they have spent over £100m and paying more stupid salaries. A fraction of that could have saved 30-40 loyal employee families from hardship!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:56 PM
 
Stupid salaries...don’t get me started. Well, ok, 2 examples. Still on our books.... Seri and Fabri who’ll never play for us again, ever. That’s a combined wage of not much shy of £100k pw.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 2:22 PM
 
Why sign him is work rate is bad would never work for smaller Premiership club. And he would never play for one
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Wednesday 21st October 2020, 11:14 AM



 
Not sure i have this right but no Mac , Stefan Jo or Josh O in the squad . First two good servants to the club , and kick in the teeth for Josh . Did Seri eventually leave , no mention of this but he is not inc in squad . It was obvious to most his style would never be suitable to Prem .
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The registered squad is only valid until January and Onamah is out injured for up to 12 weeks. SteffJo and KMac were never going to make the squad for the Premier League but it doesn't mean that they can't play in the FA Cup....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 11:29 AM
 
Johansen is a good player to bring on when you want to hold a lead. I assume we tried to sell Seri in the summer with no takers. We will have to take what we can get in January even it is a free transfer. Very sad a highly regarded player when we purchased him but was totally unsuited for the Premier League.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:18 PM
 
I like the pair of them, don't get me wrong but they took us down and didn't really play much part bringing us back up last season. Sad but every dog has it's day as they say...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:26 PM
 
Johansen also got a injury playing for Norway not sure how bad
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Interesting piece from a book discussing the fact that Aliens from outer space have landing on earth. When asked why they have not made contact with us the reason given was they were searching for signs of intelligence on our Planet . Keep searching Lads !
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Maybe they landed in Millwall.
posted by CS (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:31 PM
 
Or just up the road !
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 2:01 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 21st October 2020, 9:20 AM



 
I see wonderkid Harvey Elliott, so essential for any Liverpool FC winning side has been loaned out to Blackburn - I know there's 4 thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire! Patrick Roberts the much travelled loanee from Man City has noe joined the aged much travelled Manager of All Clubs - and Faiths Neil Warnock at Middlesborough FC. Ryan Sessegon has joined Hoffenheim TSG 1899 in the German Bundersliga side. Well I hope he liked beer and sauages because he will get plenty of them in southern Germany. Our Timmy Abraham has gone on loan to get come experience down at Plymouth FC (Do not mention Peter Shilton - still!) in League 1. Playing Under Ryan Lowe their Manager. Only bloke I have heard of down there is their Goal Keeping Coach Rhys Wilmott and, of coure Paul Mariner who was a great CF.
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Y-a-w-n......
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:01 AM
 
A loan again , naturally !
posted by Gilbert O’Sullivan (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:04 AM
 
Dear oh dear
posted by Gaz - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Liverpool can do what they like with Elliot if they think he is only good enough for the Championship what ever we get for him from the tribunal is a bonus.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:23 PM
 
One of the saddest songs ever written .
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 2:02 PM
 
Totally agree John; about a guy who wnats to end his life. Fantastic lyrics as were all his songs until he started wearing Chipmunks jumpers and grew hs hair lol. One of the best to come out of Ireland in his early career in my opinion - I still have his greatest hits LP....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 2:27 PM
 
In a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promised myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower

And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to make it clear to whoever
What it's like when you're shattered

Left standing in the lurch, at a church
Where people saying
My God that's tough, she stood him up
No point in us remaining

We may as well go home
As I did on my own
Alone again, naturally

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to, but who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play

But as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces

Leaving me to doubt
All about God and His mercy
For if He really does exist
Why did He desert me

In my hour of need?
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally

It seems to me that
There are more hearts
Broken in the world
That can't be mended
Left unattended
What do we do?
What do we do?

Alone again, naturally

Now looking back over the years
And what ever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears

And at sixty-five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand, why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken

Leaving her to start with a heart
So badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever spoken

And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 3:02 PM
 
MST - You really should get out more.
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:02 PM
 
Alone again natu.....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:40 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 21st October 2020, 7:47 AM



 
Really good video synopsis on the official site https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/october/October-Riverside-Update/
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Really enjoyed that. Logistically difficult with the Covid but they seemed to get around it.
posted by Gaz - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 8:06 AM
 
The work completed so far looks very impressive, if works continue without interruptions,in 6month who knows
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:09 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 20th October 2020, 9:39 PM



 
Earlier we had a post about a European Super League and people started digging each other out for political reasons...Football has become corrupt..Blatter, Platini, Walker and others have shown to be so...There must be people on here who know how to start a proper petition, I'm not one of them, I have the faith and the will to get it done but not the ability...I love my team but see us being swept away if the greed of the top profile sides in Europe are allowed to prevail. Their greed is no good for anybody but themselves, an elite without relegation that no-one else will ever enter. For the good of the game they must be stopped or at least expelled, they can't have it both ways.
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change.org seems to be the go-to for petitions and the setup is simple. First, however, you need to define what the petition aims to accomplish; do you want regime change, a public inquiry or what? Then contact the media sports writers with a press release restating the case and linking to the petition. Good luck with it.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:10 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 20th October 2020, 9:08 PM



 
I think that you guy's know where i am going with this one? I don't think that we necessarily have striker problems and arguably, there are more pressing concerns to worry about? I think our defense is starting to look a bit more solid, and i personally would like to see our Danis super-star defender make his debut asap. We didn't get the big catch, Josh King in the window and now we know that we must make do with the squad we have. Take you pick from the strikers available? Kamara' Kebano. Cavaliero, Bobby Reid, Even Lookman, and we know about Mitrovic. Scott Parker likes to tinker, and Scotty will have the pleasure to tinker to his heart's content. For instance, if Mitrovic isn't available, why not put Lookman where Mitro would play? This is a nice headache for Parker, and it doesn't look an ideal situation for Fulham if Mitrovic is out for various reasons. This situation is on Tony Khan's head also, but it wouldn't be that much of a surprise if the likes of Kebano or Kamara would slot into the striker role also. We can argue that Kamara has had his chance and that he is not good enough, but it is still Tony Khans call and certainly not what i think or anyone else. We have a lot more better players around us now, and better players can bring out the best in the likes of Cavaliero who is also down as a striker. There is a stir and much more forward-thinking in this Fulham side, and it is apparent that we have turned a corner and i think that first win is not far away. We didn't buy Josh King and we look short upfront? This problem is on Khans head and Scott Parker will rise or fall on his sword in this situation. We have plenty of time i think to let Parker do his magic. I think we are in for a treat in this Fulham side and i think that Parker's blue-print plan might bare fruit. If not? we all know the final outcome for Scott Parker. Tony Khan will 'er' escape the guillotine whatever happens.
 
 
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Poor Alfie Mawson being taken off on a stretcher,some players just can’t keep off the treatment table!
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Unfortunately, some players carry a risk of injury. Danny Welbeck also i think comes under that banner along with a few more...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 9:13 PM
 
Very sad for the player,but some 3 yrs ago Brentford sent him back to his home club due to persistent injuries,failed medical at another club, you have to wonder what our medical staff were doing giving him the all clear.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:13 AM
 
 
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Early days but have we found our new Hangeland in Tosin after searching for 5years? He’s tall. He’s skinny. He’s good at passing. He commands his space well. He looks like a real defender. For £2m That’s an absolute bargain!! He’d worth £30m plus if he keeps us in the premier league!
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Early days but looked very good to captain of the future
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 6:16 PM
 
All good for Fulham and we still waiting on Joachim Andersen's debut for Fulham. Andersen is highly rated and if he is up to a good standard, our defense is going to be bullet-proof. Our goalie is far busier than normal but at the same time, we seem to be more solid at the back and our leaking goals mentality is getting better. If we are lucky to get these guy's to form solid defensive partnerships? I hope we have learned to keep our best players and not turn into a selling club as we used to...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7:01 PM
 
LETS WAIT AND SEE
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:14 AM
 
Andersen will be out for some weeks with ankle ligament damage caused in training so we are stuck with Ream until at least Christmas I'd say....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 7:51 AM
 
Did we not get Kongola to replace Ream?
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:09 AM
 
Yes. Why buy Kongolo if Ream is to continue? Palace forwards will make mincemeat of Ream. Makes no sense to me!
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:25 AM
 
Forgot about Kongolo but would still bet my eye teeth that Ream starts on Saturday....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 11:03 AM
 
Lucky I am not a dentist otherwise eye teeth out! Kongolo in if fit!
posted by Tony R - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:48 PM
 
LOL, let's see - I'll have a sportsman's bet with you ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1:25 PM
 
Done! Would have preferred a pint of Harveys Best!
posted by Tony R - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:16 PM
 
 
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Tuesday 20th October 2020, 5:47 PM



 
Ononlmah. Seri. Johansen. McDonald. Josh injured!
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Gentleman Jim did mention Onomah is out with injury. Rumour is would not be back till December
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 6:19 PM
 
Wish McDonald and Johansen well as both good servants to the club and could be useful to other Championship sides.Enjoyed watching both and hope they succeed elsewhere. Seri unfortunately did not work out and was not suited to the Premier League.Think TK may have been conned by a sharp agent but he never really looked the part. Hopefully Onomah will recover fitness and play a part in the future. Overall the squad looks top heavy on defenders but a bit short upfront.
posted by Camberley Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7:49 PM
 
KMac we saw coming for a year, but StefJo is a bit surprising. Look at all the minutes Cav gets and what he produces vs. what Stef produces in limited minutes. Parker has underestimated his creativity and toughness for awhile. The end of the Slav era - big thanks to both players.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:57 AM
 
When he get used to the PL Onomah will prove to be one of our best players, the same goes for Reed.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:15 AM
 
TTiN. It will be a sad day when our best includes Onomah. VG in flashes but unreliable. Hope I'm wrong.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:32 AM
 
 
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Tuesday 20th October 2020, 3:59 PM



 
News breaking that the scousers and mancs are moving forward with plans for a European League . Even their own fans are against it . Good riddance to them
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Doesn't look like we'll get rid of them, they want the Premier League reduced in numbers and play weekends so as to have their European Super League in midweek...Talk about cake and eat it. I can't write how I really feel about it because the moderators wouldn't print it...but they do need to read about "The goose that laid the golden egg" It didn't end well
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:13 PM
 
I would not delete it!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:32 PM
 
Maybe they could take Andy Burnham with them. None would be a great miss.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:43 PM
 
Is it coincidence that these two money gabbing, pull up ladder, owners are Americans? Anything for a buck.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:47 PM
 
This should spur every opponent to get a win when they play these two mercenaries
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 5:19 PM
 
Mortlake...if only we had a mayor like Andy Burnham rather than the ineffectual little idiot we have, here in London. All he wants is a better deal for his constituents...what’s wrong with that? He’s not against a further lock down; he simply doesn’t want his constituents to starve
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 5:35 PM
 
Hmmm. Well I guess that’s an opinion.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 5:44 PM
 
Yup, it’s my opinion that I don’t want people who are already on minimum wage to starve.
posted by Rm (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 6:06 PM
 
Rm it’s political , thousands will lose their jobs throughout the country no one is going to starve
posted by Alan (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 6:09 PM
 
alan the Newcastle fans didnt pay [£15] to watch games. They got together and raised £20.OOO for a food bank in the area. The food bank pays £1.700 per ton of food. Because people are struggling to buy food.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7:55 PM
 
The reality is they can claim income support or various other state benefits. Not ideal, but they definitely aren’t going to starve to death, whereas COVID would potentially be a lot quicker. Andy Burnham was the most disastrous Health Secretary we ever had and is playing party politics with peoples lives. But hey that’s just my opinion.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8:22 PM
 
This post is about the greed of football! Don't start popping off at each other when we're all in the same hole....I love my club but I hate what's happening to football, politics is another matter... don't confuse the two and stand together against the greed that is killing our game
posted by NRL (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8:52 PM
 
You try living on two thirds of the minimum wage.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:17 AM
 
I have been locked down in Thailand for 1 year with no offer for my return flight. I can assure you that having nothing in the UK is 200% better than having nothing in Thailand. And in Thailand, every child gets a free school meal. Everyone in the UK will eat, even those with cell phones and colour TV to pass the time. Get real, folks. Poverty in the UK is artificial - a line drawn by comfortable liberals.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:46 AM
 
WHO SAD SOME THING ABOUT NEVER BUY PREM CLUB IN A LEAGUE WERE RELEGATION IS AN ISSUE?.
posted by ALBERTRN (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:47 AM
 
really willie? were does your info come from? la la land.?
posted by pointless (Guest) - Wednesday 21st October 2020, 10:49 AM
 
 
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Even though the transfer window is closed for a few weeks, clubs, can of course, still sign out of contract players without a club. I just wondered if any of you silver (and the not so silver) surfers out there have been monitoring free agents and if there was any striker available that might give Mitro thee help and competition he desperately requires?
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Not complaining about the players the club have added to the squad but it was glaringly obvious that we needed. back up for Mitro !
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 1:11 PM
 
https://www.goal.com/en-gb/lists/out-of-contract-2020-footballs-best-free-agents/1i374vpv4ewve1lgimqryy8zuz
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 1:38 PM
 
Hmmm, not much to choose from in the striker department TTIN...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 2:20 PM
 
Unfortunately, due to Lookmans threat and goals, i would imagine TK believes we have found that player.
posted by O David (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 2:48 PM
 
Certainly looks the real thing, at least he adds something different from the rest of the side!
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Trouble with Palace is that you never know what you will be up against. I think we can surprise them though. Must drop Cavalero (absolutely MUST), beef up midfield with Reed and hopefully give Kongolo a start. First off the bench Kabano. Frankly, I expect SP to play Ream and Cavalero.
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Another £15 and another draw methinks but could be 0-0 this time as they are pretty toothless as well...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 12:40 PM
 
Mitro will want to show he is top PL player after the mare he had, so Palace should look out. Palace may not score but we will.
posted by The Time Is Now - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 1:40 PM
 
On paper we have a mid table premiership team of players,unfortunately we have an apprentice coach tactician.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 1:51 PM
 
The Premiership is in Scotland so I make you about right lol....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 2:21 PM
 
Give Parker a chance. You have made it obvious that you don't rate him and you are getting tedious by keep mentioning it. Even if we got Messi, Ronaldo and co you will keep moaning. Give it a rest because Parker is here to stay even if you don't like it.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 2:24 PM
 
Well said Gaz but the doubters have there head in the sand and wont listen.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 2:39 PM
 
Gaz, MST isn’t that bad a judge, but on this occasion I think he’s a bit premature and I do honestly feel Parker will come good, hope it’s this season. I’m sure even the doubters hope that is the case too.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 3:25 PM
 
Not sure why I picked you out for mention MST. Seeing Gaz’s post assumed( wrongly) you were expressing your normal lack of faith in Scotty boy. Apologies, if apologies are needed.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 3:34 PM
 
Morty, not Replying to MST but the usual tedious drivel that is repeated if we sign anyone. It’s about time that these posters realise that whatever dross they post will not persuade the club to do what they want. Even if we play well they HAVE to find a fault. Wish they would put their energy into supporting the team we have at the moment and stop the moaning.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 3:55 PM
 
I would also add that I am not interested in what money we got from Liverpool, what the new signings did for their previous clubs, how much wages they are on, what the new kit is like, youth players who are no longer at the club, what players are out on loan, who will make the premier league squad, and previously how many fans did we take to away games. I am interested in what is happening on the pitch NOW.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:01 PM
 
Just a joke; no offence taken...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:25 PM
 
With you all the way Gaz. I just feel that so many opinions are expressed which are premature. Nobody is given a fair crack of the whip to show what they can do anymore. We’ve all seen new signings rubbished before they have kicked a ball and in quite a few incidents criticised without ever having been seen by the idiot making the criticism. It just doesn’t make sense. Bet these clowns would love their work colleagues to continually be as critical of their performance. As to Parker, no doubt he is relatively inexperienced, is still learning his trade but he did get us promoted, he has been involved in what I think are a bunch of good signings. Now let’s give him a chance to do his job, win or lose, give the bloke a break. He may fail or he may surprise you, now is not the time to judge. Waste of breath anyway because I don’t think he’ll be going anywhere soon. Quite rightly.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 5:03 PM
 
It really is unbelievable Morty.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 5:28 PM
 
Gaz & Ken I to do not rate SP, lets see who is right in their analysis comes Dec!
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 6:04 PM
 
Putney Pete, I have not said that I rate Parker at all. What I am saying is he inherited a team that was not good enough. Now he has the making of a decent side with the players that we have got in. We have got to give him a chance. Also the league doesn’t end in December. If this side do not do well then Parker will have to go and it’s nothing to do with being right. Your opinion is what you think and what you are entitled.
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Yes, Max looked good. It begs the question how a talent like him slipped through our academy system. Matt O'Reilly is another with natural talent and has gone( don't know if he's been signed by another club), but with better handling and career development, should have been TC's understudy.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 9:05 AM
 
Think bad agent more than Fulham mugged ORiley career up . Very bad advice to tell him not to sign new contract with no club to go to.. you guys on here make it sound like we’re the only club that lose young players. Every club has young players that slip through the system for one reason or another
posted by DMK (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 10:36 AM
 
Wish I had a pound for every time someone moans about Matt O'Reilly who, according to some on here is the second coming ;0)). Funny how no other cub fancies him either lol....
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Reviewing our performances to date, analysing the collective results of those we have played, Arsenal apart, I don’t think we’re in too bad a place. Close results with Wolves and Sheffield and a spirited come back against Leeds all point to the fact that there isn’t a great gape in quality, albeit I acknowledge they are currently playing better football than us. Acquisitions , Lookman, Tete, Lemina, Robinson are showing great possibilities. Anquissa is class and Areola is a quality goalkeeper. If Cheek plays to his potential and Andersen is as good as they say, we’ve got a good team. No Ream, no Cavaliero, no Bobby DR, no Hector, Harrison back and we have all the potential to really make a fist of it. I’m feeling, hopefully Not misguidedly, quite confident. Think of us as the Tortoise and Leeds as the Hare. I think we will only improve, not sure Leeds will stay the distance. That’s a big call:))
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Watching Leeds playing against Wolves it now looks like their bubble has burst, and they will be crashing down to earth very soon. Their only two wins have been against us and Sheffield United and they were extremely lucky in both cases. In my opinion, wherever they finish in the table in the end, it will be below us, as we will improve in leaps and bounds, and Leeds have reached their peak already. COYW
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 10:08 PM
 
I agree Mortlake.....BUT no cover for Mitro and the Parker question mark.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8:15 AM
 
Sorry to disagree mate , but I thought Leeds played quite well last night. Its tough going for all in this division- as we well know !
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After tonight's 0-0 draw between WBA and Burnley, we are back at the bottom of the table again, which although disappointing, that draw was the best result for us. What a pity we didn't get all 3 points yesterday, which is even more annoying now. However, providing we can pick up 4 points or more in the next two matches, we should at least be out of the relegation zone. I am reasonably confident now that we will have a fairly good season, without tearing up any trees, so a bottom half finish, but in a safe spot come May.
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Don’t put either your money or heart in to it. You’ll lose your money and your heart’s gonna get broken. Just enjoy the ride
posted by Rm (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 9:11 PM
 
RM, As a lifelong fan going back over 50 years, without my heart in it there's no ride to enjoy.
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I’m pleased he is doing well at N F because he is an excellent Championship player unfortunately Premiership is a big step up
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Will be interesting to see how he fares. as well as Mawson and Knockhaert. If they all return to top form, you have to ask questions of Parker and the Fulham coaches. Also interesting to see what Houghton can do with Knocky again as many of us thought he might be on his way just before new year.
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You have to accept the teams we play have good managers and good players and consequently they will attack us and we will have to defend functionally. No kicking the ball forward aimlessly, if you cannot make a pass kick it into touch. Mark properly at all dead ball situations. If possible stop crosses and passes into the box. We defended yesterday reasonably well but some of Ream's clearances would have been taken more advantages of by better teams than Sheffield United. We showed in the second half we now have more pace in the team and can break quickly and with Cairney further up the pitch he will not slow it down. Against the top teams who will dominate the ball we must be able to break quickly and be ruthless in our finishing. The home an away difference has now been almost eliminated to the tactics we use must be based on our strengths and the oppositions weaknesses. If we can do all these thing almost perfectly every game we will have a season well beyond anyone's expectation.
 
 
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Our defence has come in for some stick this season. Perhaps we should compare ourselves with last years champions Liverpool - Goals conceded after 5 games: Liverpool 13 Fulham. 12 COYW
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Stats can be made to say what you like .....but rather focus on the points at the end of the season stat.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8:22 AM
 
Well the good news is we are now only conceding 1 goal a game in the last two matches not the hot knife through butter defending we had seen previously. Was impressed with the line the back four were keeping throughout the second half against shef Utd (think shef Utd offside 5 times?)
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There were some real positives. Nice to see an excellent goal, shame about the unnecesary kick by Mitrovic which denied us of all three points and worse when you consider no professional footballer should miss scoring from the penalty spot should they? Especially with no baying crowd winding them up! Fulham have the same problem as Derby Country. We're becoming a one man (Mitovic) team and that ain't good. Now we have some other players scoring, why not drop him? We play better without him. Agree?
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“Now we have some other players scoring....” who exactly? Do let us know. Once again poor recruitment by Tony. No back up for Mitro, no number 10 to play off his shoulder. Players going wide, maybe, upfront and personal? I think not.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 5:02 PM
 
Rather than moan about everything we should give credit for some decent signings based on what we saw yesterday . I’d rather have the Khans with us
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 5:52 PM
 
I’d rather have the Khans with us but perhaps not Director of Football when he clearly doesn’t have a clue about the nuances of the game
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So who is paying for the because there ain't enough taxes coming from the welsh to cover the cost!! I've always been astounded that Wales and Scotland can have different sets of rules from England and each other - Anglophobes will split this great nation soon and our Government (Tory or Labour) should put their foot down once and for all and stop this division!! :0(((((
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A quiet word to the Moderator might stop these political moans. And does the ending :0(((( mean anything?
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 3:25 PM
 
Free speech and all the Willy ;0)). Turn the ending 90 degrees clockwise LOL
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 4:00 PM
 
Free Willy !
posted by Orca (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 4:23 PM
 
WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT WALES. They care nought about us and only want independence although they are led by donkeys who are not being honest with them. An independent Wales would be an economic basketcase.
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 4:29 PM
 
Good program on TV last week about a couple of Whales being returned to the ocean after being rescued from having to perform for the amusement of the general public. Why do we allow these creatures to be on display- Far better to send Wales back to the ocean!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 4:56 PM
 
ROC - “ They care nought about us “ - a strange comment coming from someone who is Danish.
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 19th October 2020, 5:40 PM
 
My names Welsh, and i drank tea in Owens Cafe down there. So there' Boyo'''
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 6:59 PM
 
And i ate wabbit in LLanddugnnnoooo 'er' i think it was wabbit..... P.S i missed out an L in 'er LLander something!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 7:09 PM
 
What’s the difference between a Skoda car and a sheep ? You can get in the back of a sheep !
posted by Taffy (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 7:16 PM
 
Sheep lie ...
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:43 PM
 
Wales , where men are men and sheep are nervous !
posted by Colin (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:59 PM
 
Did you read about the Welsh shepherd who kept mounting goats?
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 12:11 AM
 
My Welsh grandfather passed away yesterday , he died peacefully in his sheep !
posted by Taffy (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8:04 AM
 
Strange word is sheep , is it singular? is it one sheep or is it many ?should many be sheep and one be a shoop.?
posted by pointless (Guest) - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 11:51 AM
 
You'll get lambasted for that comment ...
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 4:11 PM
 
Ari, Ewe could be right
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7:11 PM
 
Sheep have really good hearing. That why the Welsh wear Levi 501s button fly because the sheep have got used to the sound of a zip.
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About yesterday's game was how much the Fulham players were upset that we did not win that game. That is a very indication that the deeply care which is a good sign for future success.
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Agree. And often a TC knocker, I thought he was excellent yesterday. Noticed he played in a more attacking role. A couple of first class shots, too. The new CB looks class as well.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 3:28 PM
 
If the penalty is saved, then fair play to the keeper, but to miss the goal completely??? No excuses! These are professional footballers, they don't do anything but play football. There is no excuse if you miss the goal completely.
posted by Fulham Addict (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 4:11 PM
 
Actually he hit the crossbar so he was three inches out.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 19th October 2020, 5:18 PM
 
Missed then!
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Does anyone know when the riverside walk past the cottage is due to be finished.
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0343 208 1222 This is the Fulham supporters relations number, ask them.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 19th October 2020, 2:18 PM
 
https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/october/October-Riverside-Update/
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But if you try sometimes you might get what you need...I think the R STONES lyric sums up FFC.. They tried & got a fair result & all we need is to stay in the prem very possible in my view... And for all the Mitro knockers, think again !!! Just my opinon...Cairney,Ream,Knockaert & Cavaleiro plus 1 or 2 others need a new home in the next window...If Lookman carries on in same vein I hope we can hang on to him.
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I agree with Ream and Knockaert (although Knockhaert is at Forest until at least January in any case) but don't get the Cairney knockers. He should not be captain in my opinion but I'm surprised some people can't see what a gifted player he is and how much of our offensive play goes through him. He is the glue in our team and respected by players, Head Coach, coaching staff and Owner alike who all but one know a little more than us about football methinks. I think some should get of his back and watch him for 90 minutes instead of 30 seconds on MOTD....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:03 AM
 
PS I thought Lookman is on loan so don't get the "hang on to him" comment. Maybe I'm wrong?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:04 AM
 
Sorry MST thought there was a buy clause for Lookman..Looks like I am wrong Shame...As for Cairney he might be pleased to loose the arm band.
posted by Will (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:23 AM
 
Surely if we stay up and Lookman is happy and a huge part of that, we need to cough up whats required to keep him?
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It has been mentioned on another site...... why did the referee walk along the penalty area warning all the Sheffield players not to encroach while Mitrovic was waiting to take the penalty .The time taken must have added to the anxiety . Professional players know the rules and if they had encroached we are allowed to retake the spot kick , it’s in the rules of the game . But when they had a penalty the ref did not spend time walking the area warning our players . Should this be questioned by Fulham ?
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And as Mitro took it a SU player did encroach .....VAR should of ordered a re-take
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 10:38 AM
 
Also the keeper moved off his line before the ball was kicked and in my opinion it was never a pen in any case! Apparently what goes around, comes around so we should not worry lol....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 10:58 AM
 
Excuses,excuses,it was a piss poor penalty
posted by cottager (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:46 AM
 
I wont say that the ref was biased, but he was definitely on a back hander !!!
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Result apart, I thought that we looked much more cohesive as a team yesterday and defended well at times. Remember the goal keeper is part of the defence so his saves at critical moments were decisive and goalkeepers are there for a reason. As with many people, I think the weak link is Cav but I don't think he can play with wing backs and is more suited to a 4-4-2 formation so should be kept for when we play like that. The new CB from City (I won't embarrass myself by spelling his name incorrectly) looked sound and cool on the ball but continually made up for mistakes by Anguissa's wayward passing and Ream's mistakes so once paired up with Andersen could make a world of difference to our defence. I like the look of the front three but Mitro has got to stop wandering out wide and needs to goal hang a bit more. I think we are getting there but the gap is growing between the bottom three and the rest and if tonight's game is a draw we will back on the bottom so we'd better there faster than British rail ;0)
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Normally Mitro would have hammered that ball into the net. Equally that header he had near the end he would normally bury. He had a bad game is all we can say unless he finds the pressure of the Premier League unbearable compared to the Championship or internationals.
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I find it strange Murphy to conclude Sheffield United will be ok this season but without saying it implied Fulham will not. On yesterday’s performance, we looked a more capable team of scoring goals and staying up. When we get Anderson back, we will literally have a completely different team to last season (thought we’d not do that!). We will get our first win against Palace or West Brom. I am confident we will. Sheffield United is destined to do another Huddersfield.
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Difficult for ANYONE to make predictions this term. Who'd have thought Villa would have maximum points and Everton would be top of the Prem after four or five games? Topsy turvey season until we get fans back and anything could happen in any game with VAR so take all these comments with a very large pinch of salt....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:10 AM
 
There certainly have been some strange results so far this season,but comes the beginning of December the better teams will have sorted themselves out and we will see the sort of league most of us expected,lets hope we are away from the relegation zone.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 12:44 PM
 
I thought Villa would do well. Just look at their signings and Ross Barclay was a master stroke - probably thanks to J Terry. Grealish is the key. A truly great player not recognized by Southgate. I'm still not sure about Watkins either. My forecast for Villa is contending for top 8. I think FFC will scrape home but with less than 30 points. Burnley, WBA and Sheffield Utd less.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 3:18 PM
 
Truly great player ? Truly great diver more like !
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I love you guys.. "I didn't watch the game but..." FFS if you didn't see it you cannot have a proper perspective on the whole game and if you did watch and thought we should have won by 3 goals you need to get new bins.
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Over 90 minutes we were the better team !
posted by Paul (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 5:09 AM
 
The second half we were the better team. First 45 mins we were pinned back and could and probably should of been at least 2 down.
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 7:32 AM
 
We defended very well in the first half but we also attacked and had a lot of the ball and never really looked in trouble. We attacked more intensely in the second half and if Mitro had not missed that penalty had not missed a sitter for him and had not given away a penalty we would have won 3-0 which would have been a better reflection of the match.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:03 AM
 
The team overall played much better so I don’t want to take away credit but we defended very well in the first half?? We made quite a few mistakes but got away with it thanks to the keeper! We held the line well at times to catch them offside but could also be 2-3 goals down. Second half we boss the game and gave no space to their forwards.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:25 AM
 
Hate the word IF. If Mitro’s penalty had been a few inches lower we would have won ad I would. be collecting my winnings from Bet - Fred. But it wasn’t So I won’t be !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 10:36 AM
 
IF it wasn't for GB and US most of Europe would now be speaking German as their first language ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:07 AM
 
IF my Auntie had bollocks she would be my Uncle
posted by Expat Dave (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:21 AM
 
Not if he/she lived where I do she'd be your brother;0)))))))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:30 AM
 
If it wasn’t for the British, the US would be speaking Comanche, in any event would make more sense than most of Trump’s diatribes.
posted by Keetch54 - Monday 19th October 2020, 11:42 AM
 
Missing the point MST. America, GB and its allies did defeat the Nazi’s so the word ‘ If’ doesn’t come into the equation!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 1:05 PM
 
It was TIC John ;0)
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We bossed the game in the second half, if Mitro had a normal Mitro day, it’s a 3-0 win. Tactically poor for the first 45, the changes Scott made paid big dividends. The one mistake was selection - Neeskens has proven himself far more worthy and effective than Cav. Unless he was injured, he should be starting.
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Drago, you're a naughty boy to say such things and obviously didn't get the message. We should have won by a hat full we're told, strangely told by the same people who forecast we would get well beaten. Parker obviously doesn't have any tactical nous they say, the half time changes purely a random panic move and as for Mitro, well he's a slow, useless bugger who doesn't know where the goal is and should be benched in favor of Kamara and if dopey Parker had done that we would have racked up a billiard score or more. Seriously. You know, I very seldom comment on games as I have to watch the play through the lens of the TV camera. It strikes me that those whose opinions are rancid, to say the least, might usefully adopt the same restraint.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 19th October 2020, 12:39 AM
 
Ridiculous post. If Mitro had been on form? If McBurnie had been on form we would have been 4-0 down at half time so regardless of Mitro's performance we were lucky to get away with a draw.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 2:40 AM
 
Lucky ? Did you watch the whole game ?
posted by Pete (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 7:24 AM
 
Calm down Ari we drew with another team that haven’t won a game in the league and who were better than us in every department in the first half. When Parker puts together a run of five or six tactically good performances then I will begin to believe he is learning and has the potential to be successful in this highest of levels. So far he has managed 15 (I think) games in the PL and has only won 3. We all witnessed signs of positivity yesterday but please put it all into perspective and try to assess things a little more holistically.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:01 AM
 
JR, you've missed the point; I think Ari was being ironic in pointing out how fickle some of the people posting on this site are at times. He is just calling for a little restraint in comment rather than the bi-polar views currently held by some. I think we could all do that perhaps (including me) ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:56 AM
 
I've been a consistent Parker critic, but I didn't predict we'd lose to Sheffield. I thought we'd win. The first half was pure luck, a top-10 side would've punished us. But at we did play MUCH better, with the same players. There were adjustments made. On a different day, it could've been 3-3.
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Was our 4 on 2 break in the second half ...... Ball out to Cavaleiro.... he couldn’t even put the ball across the box to our 2 unmarked players !!!! Hopeless
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Over the years we have had lots of wingers who do not know how to or forget to cross the ball.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:05 AM
 
Even worse is that it was five on two lol....
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We will need to improve for sure because teams like West Ham can hurt back. Spurs 3-0 up and cruising, and a Gareth Bale miss at 3-1 should have wrapped that game up. In this league, you can't afford to switch off because you will get punished. We can survive in this league but we also need to take our chances and any half chances. Today was poor and we now know the cost and hurt the prem can deliver...
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Sorry today was not poor, it was the best we have played this season. Mitro is not pants at all he had a bad day. Yes he has got to get better, yes I don’t think he is fit or maybe the internationals have got to him fitness wise. He missed a few that he should have scored. Do you want him dropped? Who will take his place?. I can’t understand why you called him pants, yes he did not play well. No need for juvenile name calling. Mistakes happen, a bit like blaming Parker for not getting Lookman on earlier when he started.
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2 players go for a difficult ball at the same time. Only 1 can get there first, so if their boots collide one of them has committed a foul. What absolute bull. Referee should lose his fee and Mitro should have stood back and admired his opponent's talent. Who is making the rules now?
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Arsenal yesterday - same incident no pen. Also not one shef Utd player appealed. Remember when mitrovic handled against Brighton two seasons ago and gave away a penalty, might have to keep him out of our box
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 4:39 PM
 
I didn't, along with many others, watch todays game, but I did listen to it on Talksport 2, and they were quite impressed with us at times, and I had to miss the last 15 minutes, so I was so disappointed when I heard the result later. We needed a win today, but hopefully things will improve a lot more against Palace. Why oh why didn't we sign Danny Welbeck, or Troy Deeney, another disastrous decision from our management and coach, and we may live to regret it.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 6:02 PM
 
No penalty How on earth can two players make the same move for a ball, one is fair the other a penalty. Absolutely ridiculous! So if Mitro (If he was quicker) had got his foot up first, it would have been a foul by their player? Poor refereeing and poor VAR
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Mitrovic was pants today, and he gave away that game. Lookman like i say, Parker should build from this guy because he is our only sensation and he makes things happen because he wants to play football. Contrary to what some so called Fulham fans say' Tom Cairney is a top player and we are lucky to have him. Even Ream looks like he can finally settle down and be a solid defender in this league. We will be better when our Danish sensation makes his full debut for Fulham. In the meantime, there is no doubt, there is no wait and see bull-crap! Adaemola Lookman is the real deal, and i am shouting it! It can take a person 5 seconds to see talent, or it can take a while. I see Lookman, and it took me 10 seconds to see that this guy is good, and i aint bothered what any doubters say...
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SP and Mitro OUT. But who will come IN?
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:17 PM
 
Relieved to get our 1st point but also angry it wasn't 3. I am sick and tired of VAR already, thought it was designed to help referees and pick up on clear and obvious errors....is using a microscope for offsides pointing to clear and obvious errors? Yesterday it was disgraceful and today it gave Sheffield United a penalty for nothing...a 50/50 ball that both players were going for, every coming together is not a foul. Use it properly or get rid.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:19 PM
 
At half time we would have taken a point. Improved 2nd half and with our signings we look so more threatening going forward.Frustrated with the result but seeing signs to be a little more optimistic about the season ahead. Adarbioyo looked class to me, so composed, could be a real find. Loftus Cheek needs a few more minutes but showed glimpses, Lookman, well, another gem. All in all reasons to be positive me thinks
posted by guardian (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:29 PM
 
It pains me to say it but if Kamara was playing instead of Mitro we might have won 3-0. I do not remember Mitrovic having such a bad game for us.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:38 PM
 
Agree Guardian. The newbies look good acquisitions, and we are waiting with bated breath for Andersen who if he lives up to his reputation, he will bring even more to our team. I also think that individually, players from our old guard like Ream will gain more confidence because they have never had better players around them. Even Odoi could gain a lot more now and there might be a time when he is needed. Confidence wise' Cairney is growing and he will get better for playing around Robinson, Lookman etc. 1 point and still bottom but there is a lot to hope for and build on. Mitrovic, we can excuse his awful day and put it down to international duty. Mitrovic knows that he let Fulham down today, but he will put it right next time around...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:45 PM
 
Come on guys don't get on Mitrovic's back, every striker has days like he had today. The service he got in the 1st half was abysmal, if we play the game like we did in the 2nd half he will come good.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:46 PM
 
By the way Owen, we're not still bottom, Burnley don't have a point.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:50 PM
 
Bit stupid some of the comments. Mitro is a top international player with a decent international side who has cut it in this league before and has scored against top defenders. Every player has off days and bed periods of form and fitness and he has struggled in a poor side this year. But it’s typically fulhamish to turn on a player for a few poor games
posted by The Pope (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:51 PM
 
What a bad game though, misses a penalty gives away a stupid penalty and misses a sitter. Without him we would probably have won 3-0. He has no real competition for the spot is the problem, a hell of a disincentive.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:59 PM
 
Parker picks who is fit to play (from his words) & Mitro looked off after the internationals
posted by Bob (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 3:31 PM
 
NRL' you are right in saying we shouldn't get on Mitrovics back, everyone has a bad game from time to time. If there are any doubters still out there that think that Cairney is second rate and doesn't belong in this league? They need to watch our 2nd half again. Tom Cairney was brilliant, he grew into the game and was unlucky not to score one. That peach of a ball in to Mitrovic was what we are looking for from him. I really think that a few clubs will take note of Cairney and see his potential combined with better players around him. I also think that Scott Parker should consider giving Lookman a full debut now the genie is out of the bottle. Arguably, we might have won the game if Parker had acted sooner? Loftus Cheek will get up to speed sooner or later and we have Anguissa. Honestly, i can see Fulham climbing the table, no fear of that...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 3:43 PM
 
Fine but we have other players who make a few mistake in a game and are instantly described as useless.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 18th October 2020, 3:50 PM
 
Cairneys 2nd half performance was good because he was pushed forward where he belongs. Parker's tactics up till then have had him playing too much in our half of the pitch. Martin Jol took us backwards with those tactics.
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 4:12 PM
 
I didn't watch the game live on tv, but I thought Lookman did get his full starting debut today.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 4:27 PM
 
Was I watching a different match Owen? Thought it was his fiull debut. What were you saying about Parker should have acted sooner? Lookman started.
posted by Gaz - Sunday 18th October 2020, 4:30 PM
 
Sorry' i missed first 30 odd minutes...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:01 PM
 
Been saying for ages, Mitro is a liability.
posted by ST GEORGE (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:17 PM
 
Said it some time ago Mitro a good champs footballer but lost in the premiership. Wont get into double scoring figures by Christmas
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 7:05 PM
 
Strange, when I critised Mitrovic last season I was torm to shreds. I said he could be a liability and it may prove to be true.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 7:21 PM
 
Bigboy' those pesky internationals always get in the way when you need a player at his sharpest. I believe that Mitrovic featured for most of the minutes for Serbia last game? I was blazing angry ant Mitro for the penalty and a nailed-on header for goal? Sadly' Mitro would not have been at his sharpest for this game today. This was the game when we needed Mitro at his sharpest but not to be. Funnily enough, Rangers i believe had 10 players on international duty going into the Celtic game and they won. I am not too convinced on how strong that Scottish league is? Mitrovic will obviously have more quality supply now. Lets just say' he owes us a performance, and i think he knows that one judging from his reaction. He will deliver...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 7:46 PM
 
Who cares you can’t go and it’s football not a tv show.
posted by Bob (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 9:19 PM
 
TTIN, what on earth are you on about, saying if Kamara had played instead of Mitro we would have won. What planet are you on, or what funny baccy are you smoking, with a remark like that. Kamara would be lucky to get a place in Wimbledon's team, let alone a Premier League team, and that's what we are, and hope to remain so, but not if Kamara ever gets in the side, him and Cav should never put a foot on the pitch at CC again, To sum up, they are both completely useless.
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Does anyone who was watching the match know when the broadcaster will credit your account with the £15 you're due for sitting through that?
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What are you talking about? It was an excellent match, well worth the money.
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:07 PM
 
Thought we are beginning to look like a real Premier League team who could easily finish mid table. When that team plays to it full potential we will look a very good outfit.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:42 PM
 
Why on earth did anyone pay £15 today to watch it ??? Clear as a bell on the stream I watched ...... normal commentary as well
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He is probably the only player at fulham that always was secure of his position. What you have witnessed today is the consequence of having no competition for Mitrovic. Every player needs competition in order to perform better. Ask yourself this question: Has mitrovic improved while playing at us? I personally don’t think so. Definitely not the last two years. He needs competition. Dont treat him like a top class player cuz he is not !
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Have to agree Bobby Z. Mitro is a good bench man for EPL. He doesn't hold the ball up and bring others in like Zamora did. His best challenge today cost us a penalty and 2 points. Get an academy player in. TC had some good shots today. Good enough and better than Mitro. Can't see us beating Palace, another point off WBA? We're heading for less than 20 for the season. Prefer Bryan to Robinson too.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:15 PM
 
We all have bad days sometimes, Mitro will have some good days.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:19 PM
 
Exactly gaz. And when someone is having a bad day they shouldn’t be playing. That’s why we need another striker. To keep mitrovic sharp
posted by Bobby Z (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:31 PM
 
I can forgive a penalty miss and giving away a penalty but for a striker to not be busting his guts to get in the oppositions box is winding me up. There are times where we have no one in the box to get on the end of crosses and pulling defenders away from cut backs. Anguissa played a ball across the goal mouth and not one player got close to it. Do your job get in the box
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 4:43 PM
 
He has an almost untouchable hero status with some but not with me. One of the most overrated strikers in the division. Rafa didn’t rate him at this level and he wasn’t wrong. Too slow, too temperamental and he sulks when it’s doesn’t go his way. He was total dog sh#t today.
posted by Luka (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:29 PM
 
He definitely needs someone pushing him for his place but we have been stupidly left devoid of suitable high class striker options
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:41 PM
 
I do not believe some of the posts on here Mitro got us ware we are and had a poor game today tell me a player who does not once in a while. The team is coming together and I wager some of the twats making these posts will go missing when the results come.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:41 PM
 
I do not believe some of the posts on here Mitro got us ware we are and had a poor game today tell me a player who does not once in a while. The team is coming together and I wager some of the twats making these posts will go missing when the results come.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:42 PM
 
Ken - Mitrovic still has to play, I just think he could take up some better positions. He started getting in the box more towards the end of the game but he could be getting so many more easy goals from getting in between defenders in around the penalty spot. Really annoyed me that he was nowhere to be seen when anguissa held the ball up then rolled it across the box, he had about five seconds to make a run in towards goal, leave lookman/cairney all waiting on the edge of the box - you a striker get in the box
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:55 PM
 
I just cannot believe the criticism Mitro is getting here.Without Mitro we would not have won promotion in 2017/18,we would have been the worst ever premier league team in 2018/19,and we would not have won promotion last season.Yes Mitro does need help up front,as he does indeed score a ridiculously high percentage of our goals.Sadly,the incompetent moron known as Tony Khan has failed to sign a reliable striker to back up Mitro.
posted by GEZZA (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 6:00 PM
 
Mitro is part of a team......not one player got us promoted or “where we are today”.....people with that idea just watch football superficially and don’t really understand the tactical side of the game.
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 8:07 AM
 
So Joka I dont understand the game because unlike yourself I am just a superficial supporter at 76 and having supported this team all my life and a season ticket holder I am not a know all but neither am I a fool.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Monday 19th October 2020, 10:53 AM
 
So Joka, you do understand the tactical side of the game do you? Take away the goals Mitro scored and we would be in the championship. Football is a team game and the tactics are set by the coaching staff of which you are not one.
posted by Gaz - Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7:23 PM
 
 
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Never ever a penalty ever he brushed his stud if that! Ridiculous decision.
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The Sheff Utd player 'showed his studs' first. The ref must have been right as he looked at it on that telly thing but in my outdated mind I could not see a penalty.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:22 PM
 
What I observed was a wild high kick by Mitro that was an obvious pen.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 18th October 2020, 3:28 PM
 
Both of them had their feet high trying to get to the ball...in a 50/50 someone comes out 2nd, an accidental clash is not always a foul. Palace got a penalty against Brighton that wasn't deserved, Batshuyi deliberately fell on the defender... should've been a yellow card for simulation (stupid word, it's CHEATING)
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 4:17 PM
 
Wild high kick? They both had the same height and nitro touched/brushed his stud. He didn't kick him his ankle, his foot, his face he touched his stud. How is that a foul? Plus the ball was already skied by the Sheffield utd player it's not like it stopped him running/shooting or anything it was a brush of his studs. A joke of a decision
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Shoots of positivity for a change ....need to build on this...better second half
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We looked a much better side second half , less Parkerball . I don’t understand how Cav gets picked and even more amazed he wasn’t taken off
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:59 PM
 
Wholeheartedly agree with Alan
posted by NRL (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:11 PM
 
Sheff Utd had 5 or 6 players offside and we put the ball in our own net.
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What’s the point? Kebano any day. Even Kamara.
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Sadly our weakest link are the 3 players (exc Mitro) On the pitch from last season - cav, cairney and ream!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:28 PM
 
Cav gave the foul away , he shouldn’t be on thr fxxxxxx pitch . Parker is to blame
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:45 PM
 
Weakest link today by miles was mitro
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:59 PM
 
I would add Mitro. Slow and easily dealt with by physical defenders. He had three chances and cocked all three up today. Rafa was not wrong, he can’t cut it in this division.
posted by Luka (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:00 PM
 
Trouble is we have no other options
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:02 PM
 
Mitro looked a right pain in the arse
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 2:04 PM
 
Anderson, Reed and Tete will improve the team more.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 18th October 2020, 3:33 PM
 
WTF happened to the bloke at Wolves? Have we got his identical twin brother?
posted by SmithyFFC - Sunday 18th October 2020, 10:16 PM
 
 
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Time for the tactical genius Parker to ride to the rescue
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Does Parker tell our defenders not to get too close to The Blades in case they catch Covid? I think Parkers social distancung tactics are the besg I have seen!
posted by Tony R - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:12 PM
 
Cav is a bloody disgrace
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:22 PM
 
Get Cav off for gods sake
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:25 PM
 
Why is Mitro still on the field? Pretty obvious his international travels have drained him.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:26 PM
 
 
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As a Championship player I like Tim Ream, but he’s not suited to the pace and physicality of the Premier League. Every time the ball comes into the box it’s panic mode, and it mostly stems from him. He has no communication with Areola in goal and looks out of his depth. Adarabiyo looks like a good signing tho. COYW’s
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He clears the ball back into danger areas, just stick your foot through it to row z for corner/throw in
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:58 PM
 
 
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No it was Ream.
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Coaching abismal,Parker missing the fundamentals NO MAN MARKING.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:47 PM
 
Ream cannot cut out a ball he looks memorised by the speed of Sheffield’s forwards
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:48 PM
 
So many negative comments have some faith!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:50 PM
 
Adarabioyo looks a superb acquisition. Loftus-Cheek disappointing so far.
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:51 PM
 
Second best across the whole team and too much overplaying again... we need to be much snappier.....defensive shape, they are trying but just not capable....we have been lucky so far
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:55 PM
 
Give cheek a chance!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:55 PM
 
Thats all we're saying is,GIVE CHEEK A CHANCE.
posted by Bean (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 1:09 PM
 
 
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12 minutes gone. 2 giveaways by Ream already. Easily 2-0 down. We will not win with this man in the defence.
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You mean Cairney?
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:30 PM
 
Three of their chances have come from our cock ups
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:33 PM
 
 
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As the match today approaches I will be looking closely at our tactical play and our defensive ability rather than the personnel undertaking the task. Today is about seeing massive improvements in our tactical play and a demonstration that Parker is learning and implementing necessary changes. We need to take at least a point today, sorry but anything less is not good enough.
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Like the look of today’s team
posted by The pope’s (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 11:04 AM
 
REAM WTF
posted by WTF (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 11:07 AM
 
Keep the faith, it’s still 0-0
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:00 PM
 
Could be a cricket score,were is man city c/b? ream and marchand !!!! no tete no lookman , oh woe !!!!oh woe!!is me and ffc tactics.
posted by Albert rn (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:13 PM
 
WTF are you talking about Albert? Certainly not this match.
posted by Horsham White (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:27 PM
 
Sorry read wrong team line up and assumed the worst.
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My son watches football on my sky/bt subscription remotely using virgingo. Anyone know if I bought the skybox Fulham game my he can also watch it remotely via the app?
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REAM WTF
posted by WTF (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 11:06 AM
 
that nonce Parker keeps picking him
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 12:48 PM
 
A) no your ppv subscription is per viewing card so you couldn’t even watch it in a separate room an B) you clearly don’t know what a nonse is as I would call him a lot of thing but NEVER that. Crikey that’s bang out of order!!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:10 PM
 
 
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Although I must admit that I would love to be able to watch our match with Sheffield United tomorrow I just feel that it is grossly unfair to have to pay another £14,99 on top of my monthly subscription, so reluctantly I will only watch MOTD2 later. My question is, how many of you will be paying to watch the match ?
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Come on Brian' we have boy wonder Lookman dribbling and dazzling everyone stupid tomorrow. Loosen that wallet' spend some cash. You know you want to. COME ON FULHAM!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 5:58 PM
 
Yes it’s definitely a stitch up but realistically if you went to a home match it’s a minimum of £35 without refreshments an away game £100 plus so I guess £15 is not beyond most fans.Question is who gets the money?
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 6:09 PM
 
It is not just the football league that is losing money they cannot afford most Premier League teams are in the same situation. What they are charging is less than you would pay to go to the match, so if you are not a former season holder just pay as much as you would have paid if you were picking and choosing matches on the basis you always did. I was a season ticket holder and went to a lot of away games as well so will buy the games as it will still be a lot cheaper than what I would have paid in a normal season and I will see more games. It is not as good as being at a game by country mile but it is a lot better than nothing.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 17th October 2020, 7:00 PM
 
Just find a live stream online ......there’s loads of them
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 7:08 PM
 
I thought all the live feeds are now heavily suppressed even more now real money is involved.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 17th October 2020, 7:23 PM
 
We had two season tickets. For me to now watch for £15 is a bargain and I can include the rest of the family. I already have sky with access to all their sports and I get BT with their broadband. In my opinion it’s a good offer.
posted by Luka (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 7:51 PM
 
People who are using Sky or BT broadband are likely to get online blockages but if you use a different supplier and a VPN it's still possible to watch on internet channels. I watched all today's games although I fell asleep during Man City/Arsenal game.
posted by Anon (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 9:03 PM
 
I said I wouldn’t but now the day is here, I’m afraid I gave in. I don’t agree with the price because however you look at this, there is no comparison to a season tickets so don’t know why people are comparing it. It is on TV and behind closed doors so if not included in the packages we already have then £5.00 is more reasonable I think...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 8:21 AM
 
Without fans the game isn’t the same. Not worth £15 and monthly to subs to watch games and you can’t is a rip off. Put £15 on paddy power and watch the racing and maybe win a few bob. Go back to FFC when the Covid frites have gone.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 9:16 AM
 
Will Lookman be in the starting line up ?
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 9:34 AM
 
I’m going to wait and see what team Parker has picked
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We might be running on fumes going into the Sheff game tomorrow, depending on how some will look at it? Joachim Andersen is out, but we still have enough guns to win up at Sheffield in my opinion. We will just have to make do concerning our defense and in any case, there will be chances for defenders like odoi, etc to redeem themselves all over again. In the mean-time, we have a wonder-kid by the name of Lookman who we can get excited about. When was the last time some of us guys really got excited about anything? Xmas' i know that i am going to get socks and boxer shorts again and i look forward to eating my favorite chocs which i eat most of the year anyway. Thank you Doris' lol. In Ademola Lookman we have someone who will dribble and take on all 11 opposition on his todd, how exciting is that folks? Lookman also has perfect visionary sensors, and he is capable of threading a pass through the eye of a needle. Up to this point of reading this, i think some will say, wait and see what unfolds in front of our eyes, why wait? From the get-go, Lookman came on for his debut against Wolves and it was obvious that this kid had something extra, something that we have not seen for a long time for Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon was the last player that really made an impact for Fulham. It is a pity that we cannot see both Lookman and Sess tearing the opposition apart, that would have been poetry in motion. We need to get rid of that Ebenezer-scrooge and darned right miserable mentality out of us guys. We need to be like kids again, excited about our nearest thing to Messi and Ronaldo. What the ek' i might even splash out a tenner to see us and Lookman tomorrow and maybe a lemonade? I can't afford those posh clarets of red wine they sell for £150 a bottle. That is MST's department. Way out of my league. COME ON YE FULHAM!!!!!!!
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Owen calm down!! How can you even put Lookman and messi/Ronaldo in the same sentence or even the same page!? Lookman looks promising but he’s not even played a full game for Fulham yet. Calm down.
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 10:09 AM
 
Lookmannnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Once again it appears Brentford have unearthed another gem in Toney who got a brace today making his total five since arriving from Peterborough. I and others have suggested our scouting team look at the lower leagues and Scotland where there are some excellent forwards capable of scoring. Suggest we hire the Brentford,s scouting team as ours appear useless.
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Swop their Toney for our Tony? Chance would be a fine thing.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 5:26 PM
 
Be scored against Coventry. Hardly a step up or comparison to the Prem.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Saturday 17th October 2020, 8:50 PM
 
Toney will progress and it doesn't matter his goals were against Coventry. He has scored five goals in 3 games and obviously knows how to find the net. Malcolm MacDonald came from Maidenhead and Graham Leggatt from Aberdeen and became top scorers for Fulham. Brentford have just sold their top three scorers for over seven times the amount they paid for them and, no doubt, will do the same with Toney sometime in the future. My point is that our scouting set up does not have a clue and are looking at players who do not have the potential to improve with the right coaching.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 10:24 AM
 
Mac Donald came from Tonbridge Angels !
posted by H (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 10:32 AM
 
With Parkers sidekick Talbot head of scouting we are unlikely to find anyone unless they are crippled
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 11:31 AM
 
There are some gems at non league level too. Horsfield was a great find for us. Can’t guarantee Toney will do it at premier league level. I would rather we have an academy where all our youngsters are good enough to step into first team instead of just not playing them or selling them on for peanuts
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Interesting to see what happens to Seri
posted by FUHAM SUPPORTER (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 2:36 PM
 
I make it 28 in the squad, remembering Knockhead has gone on loan. So three will slip into the under 23s. I would guess at Seri, Ream and McDonald.
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Saturday 17th October 2020, 10:07 AM



 
So new players get injured after they joined, Tony Khan’s fault? Also while on holiday my dog woke me in the early hours, my mobile had to be returned for repair (it hasn’t come back) and a few weeks ago I fell and badly grazed my hand. Where was Khan when all these things happened. In the U.S. I bet! Also BT are rubbish, their internet stinks does Khan care? Another thing, what is Tony Khan doing about Brexit? Nothing! Apart from investing millions in a loss making enterprise, building a state of the art stand and getting the club into the EPL twice what have the Khans done for Fulham? Why hasn’t he found a cure for corona virus? Has he formed a space shield against asteroids? No! Then there’s WR104, if that goes hypernova then we’re all finished, oh and black holes ...
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1. No one asked him to buy it 2. If he’d of run it properly from the start we’d of never been relegated from the EPL in the first place. He broke our 13 consecutive season run 3. This season will be his third EPL relegation season .....WELL DONE TONY
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 10:23 AM
 
And what 4 highly paid footballers are going to twiddle their thumbs because they won’t make the permitted 25 man squad? And what are their combined wages per week? Now negative equity. Well thought out Tony!
posted by Simon (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 10:37 AM
 
In the current turmoil as described there is no mention of plonker Parkers part in this fiasco
posted by cottager (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 12:17 PM
 
Some people got nothing positive to say about our owners,personally think we are blessed yes they make mistakes who doesn’t? Bulstrode,Ernie Clay would rather have current owners!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 12:18 PM
 
Like most, I've said my piece on TK and SP. We've been dreadfully unlucky with injuries to new players but is it fair or right to blame anyone. We've not got a top 6 squad but with hard work and better training, we could climb the table enough to stay in it. Time to move on. Come on you whites!
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 12:25 PM
 
I love you sarcasm and as others have said we actually have a huge staff including the players, management, administrative and minimum wage workers all must share in the blame for anything that goes wrong, which to be sensible is not a lot and if we win the next two games even Parker will be viewed by some as a tactical genius.
posted by The Time Is Now - Saturday 17th October 2020, 3:11 PM
 
Win the next 2 games under Parker,that comment should be in the jokes column
posted by cottager (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 4:18 PM
 
Why shouldn’t we win the next two games Mr Negative ?
posted by H (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 5:07 PM
 
Yes your right .....why shouldn’t we ??? Bet we don’t though
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Saturday 17th October 2020, 5:37 PM
 
Well said Chief and I 100 & agree the doubters have never had to make decisions and some times make mistakes tony Khan has. The penalty was a disgrace but the team is improving.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 18th October 2020, 3:01 PM
 

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