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So, Parker is disappointed but his disappointment is comforted by his pay packet whereas us supporters do not have such comfort. As I and others forecasted he has taken positives from our second half performance but what the hell is he and the coaching staff doing about our continual defence lapses. So far this season the answer is a big fat zero. Regrettably, it is time for Parker to go and for baby Khan to step down and for professional people to be brought in to save our place in the Premier. Unfortunately, the chances of this happening are less than me winning Mr Universe.
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With a name like big boy and Mr U you must be in with a chance
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:38 PM
 
Let us hope Parker and the players learn from the mistakes.
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:12 PM
 
 
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Burnley and keep a clean sheet. The gap above us is beginning to open up already. Khan’s for gods sake wake up before it is too late.
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Don't panic Mr Mainwaring don't panic, a big gap is not opening up yet, and for goodness sake we have only played 9 dames out of 38, and gaps of any description, whether at the bottom or top of the table mean absolutely zilch at present. If we are in this position, which we won't be, in early May, that might be the time to start worrying, but certainly not right now, so sleep easy and have some faith.
posted by Malden Mick (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:45 PM
 
4 points after 12 games ( Probably ) is reason enough to panic , blind faith with that coaching team is idiotic
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:52 PM
 
Don't panic,is a joke? ok. Been said before we need an experienced manager/coach not someone whose only management was the Spurs under 18 team for less than a season he must have thought he had won the lottery when young Khan authorised a 3 year contract at 12m +. If Junior reads this column bring in a new manager and coaching staff,pay him a good bonus if he can retain our premium status. This is not a bad team but needs proper coaching to fulfill their true potential.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:04 PM
 
Apart from the odd defensive mistake and occasional penalty miss we actually look top drawer! Parker could be a top manager if he wasn’t so nice!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:19 PM
 
Who remembers this result Saints 0 v Leicester 9, and the Saints were then in the bottom 3 and favourites to be relegated, and look at them now. I bet that the Southampton fans were baying for their managers blood at the time, just like we are for Scotts, so despite my opinion, I think that the Khans will stick with him until at least the new year, as it is possible that we could come out of our problems as Southampton did.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:32 PM
 
I fear if the Khans do not get in a replacement ASAP before the new year we are doomed wy wait anymore.
posted by cottager (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:41 PM
 
Not sure what you keep in your top drawer Chief but they stink and could do with a wash.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:53 PM
 
 
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Mr Parker take a look at how Burnley are fighting for their lives snd 1-0 up look likely to go above Fulham. I really feel we are finished even at this stage. Guys tell me if you see us getting a single point from our next few games against Leicester,Man City ,Liverpool and even Brighton at best 1point from 12. That’s hoping all below lose every game to stay in touch .
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Of course we all know that we are going to lose the next three games, but that's no different to what any other of the bottom half of the table teams will do against the same opposition. The good thing is that we have nothing to lose, as nobody expects us to win any of these fixtures, or even draw, but it will give our defence are real opportunity to blend together and get experience of playing together, so the outlook against lesser teams will be far better.
posted by A C (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 6:27 PM
 
Burnley fighting for everything.........Fulham last 20 mins on Sunday...... sideways...backwards......sideways....backwards.....slow slow tippy tappy crap
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 7:32 PM
 
How come we can't beat Crystal Palace, when they looked really poor today, and truthfully we are a far better side than either Burnley or Palace, and we are now back in the bottom three. Exasperating.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 7:35 PM
 
Back in the bottom three. Ha ha.
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Alan Mullery 79 today........
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Never liked him , always critical of Fulham !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 6:18 PM
 
One of our better players !
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:50 PM
 
A young Mullary at his prime is what we could do with now
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:06 PM
 
Dave you are a tosser.
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Monday 23rd November 2020, 4:43 PM



 
Come on M8, The Ship is sinking, We need some paddles, We dont need the towel thrown in we need some minute men who know their trade, We Love Our Fulham FC.. The Lily Whites, We need our wounds treated so we can fight the next round.. !!! And come out Victorious.... We have the will, we just need Guidance...COYLW
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say a prayer to St Jude
posted by jimj0 (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 4:57 PM
 
 
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https://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/photos-fulham-fc-riverside-stand-progresses/

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Where the infinity pool? The Fulham ship is sinking I think we will need a big one! But have to say they planned it to perfection! They couldn’t have selected a better time to rebuild.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:47 PM
 
 
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Hopefully we won’t be forced to go as I can take the crap performances not being in the ground.
 
 
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The general consensus on this site is fairly clear, in that Parker is out of his depth, at this level. If he is to be jettisoned, there is really only a short window to do this, and that is now. Whilst we are 4th from bottom, a better manager would have a chance of turning us around; once we sink lower, it would most likely be too late and it would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. My best bet is that nothing will be done, and we will sink ignominiously , with Parker being fired after Xmas, when its too late
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I agree RM. What annoys me is parkers selections. Cav and Lemino when Loftus Cheek and Anguissa are on the bench. How can Cav, a vg player at Wolves be so consistently poor at Fulham? We need forwards who are quick and unselfish. I preferred C-Reid to Mitro as well. Much quicker. Ever thought why defenses always seem to have 3 players around the penalty spot when we attack. It's because that's where Mitro plants himself. He's too slow himself and leaves no space for our other strikers. I also weep when joe bryan is left on the bench. Robinson is quicker but he needs more help on defensive duties. Joe in the old no. 6 berth would be a huge improvement. Aina on the right is another good forward runner but leaves massive gaps at the back. I think Parker is just grateful for his extended learning curve at FFC's expense. Someone should tell daddy Khan that this team will not fill the stadium even without the new stand.
posted by Willie2B (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:21 PM
 
Rm you say ‘ your best bet’ is that SP will stay and we will be relegated. Don’t think it’s a bet mate, it’s a certainty!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:29 PM
 
what is really annoying is that we have the basis of a good team, but team selection and the tactics used or lack of adaptability to change by Parker is costing us while he is still learning his craft.
posted by fulham boy (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:44 PM
 
Tottenham’s first goal this weekend was instructive. Kane comes toward the ball drawing both central defenders and Son made a diagonal run that the left back was late to track. A simple football “play” - but one we never do. Never. I don’t think SP is out of his depth but team selection wasn’t great. RLC is always a better player than Cav and Anguissa is better than Reed or Lemina. I’d also like to see Joe Bryan and Antonee Robinson on the left. Lookman can play on the right. Mitro missed Bryan’s delivery. The reason I say SP is not the problem is the players. Three pen misses, plus all these mistakes, like Bobby Reid’s giveaway. Basic stuff you can’t coach. To change horses now is a huge risk. I see SP at least going through early January. We are very close to making the jump to a viable Premier League team. Having Tete back would be a huge boost.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 5:36 PM
 
The 2nd goal was really good also and an assist from Kane who works hard off the ball, they all do at Spurs. I like Antonee Robinson a lot and he runs and runs all day, but we still need to cover that left side more than we are doing. Iwobi was skinning us left right and centre in the first half, we just could not deal with him. It is allright having wing backs sprinting up like Robinson and Bryan but we still need to do our defensive duties. Do we need more quality cover in January? Our midfield left side need to cover better also. Taking penalties has become a real problem and the media will be jumping over this in coming games. This is Scott Parker's fault, he should state who is penalty number one, and there was a case for Lookman taking one against his old club. Sometimes, you have to be brave and bold. It would have done Lookmans confidence a world of good. Now we have this awful nervous situation where nobody wants to take one. This awful nightmare is down to Scott Parker 100%!!!
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We've not lost by more than 1 goal in the last 6 games! In the current high scoring of the premier league, this isn't bad! However, the stats would be much better in the last 6 games if we stopped making stupid mistakes. We gave away a late and silly Penalty to Sheffield when we could have won the game. We would have drawn West Ham if we didn't miss a last might penalty. We could have drawn or even beat Everton yesterday if we didn't play so naive at kick-off or missed another penalty. Forget performance if we simply removing these simple mistakes, we could be on 10points! Can we blame Parker for these pivotal moments??
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posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:19 PM
 
If you go onto the Independant Fulham Forum there is a pice by “view from the riiverside “ that sums up the problem perfectly IMO . Parker is weak an ineffectual , the players are not learning as can be seen by the same mistakes being made over and over again irrespective of which players are picked
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:23 PM
 
As murphy said you play to your oppositions strength when passing side to side in box , watching that game was just a joke, which parker must take the can for ,he tells them how to play , does no one know how to clear a ball when you have strikers like everton have?. It was just crazy in your own box ,were do i pass now? i know, across to the full back then back it comes,and does any one ever take a poke at the ball when close to the opp goal ? of course not lets do another stupid pass backwards this time and another ,etc etc.Parker has no idea how to coach this lot,listen to murphy or employ him before its to late.PS the stand look great. Once again we have more poss but dont mean nothing we look knackered and scared to try any thing that S/P might not approve of .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:35 PM
 
YES
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:44 PM
 
I am not trying to protect Parker but do remember pundits managed with hindsight! So easy for Murphy and co so say this and that. The commentator couldn’t make up his mind if the Everton formation/tactics were good or bad. When Everton were in control it was a great decision, when Everton were under pressure and we were pinging the ball into the box, it was a bad formation.
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:46 PM
 
the answer is yes Parker is to blame. If you as a manager in what ever job you work out sees your team continuing to make the same mistakes without putting it right you would soon be replaced
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Take the next spot kick ?....Cairney has a sweet left foot but no bottle to take a penalty, Mitro, Lookman & now Cavaleiro have failed & lost confidence..Kebano would be my pick if fit & playing if not sign up Owen, MST, & all posters we couldn't be that bad !!... We might set a new record relegted by MISSED PENS
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Mitrovic needs to step up to the plate.....he is our talisman, our striker, our big bucks players. Mitro should show some character and take the penalties
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:14 AM
 
If Parker was any sort of manager......he would have TOLD MITRO to take that pen yesterday....... man up .....spot it up and score !!!!! Your Serbia’s record goalscorer FFS ....
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:29 AM
 
Watch PELE's Video on how to take penalties and score. Hit it hard, hit it low, hit it fast to just inside either post and he would say do that and no matter how quick the goalkeeper is he cannot get down quick enough before the ball has crossed over the goal line. Just a thought!...
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:50 PM
 
Mitro needs to grow some balls, Starting on the touch line, He looked as if it was a Chore, And I am a fan of mitro. But come on, If you are the man for the job, Stand up and fight for it.....If Not, get out of the Kitchen !!! A Heart felt Plee....
posted by ForeverLoyal7 - Monday 23rd November 2020, 4:00 PM
 
 
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I quite like Parker he was an honest player and as a coach/manager he has potential but this needs a lot of developing. The premier league is not the place to develop a manager especially at our club where the players are also inexperienced at this high level. Surely, we all realise if we stick with Parker relegation will only be a matter of time. Surely, if we have any chance of surviving this season we need to make a change now to give the incoming manager a realistic chance. Leaving things later will leave us doomed, a lesson we should have learned from last time. We have three very difficult games next, if you like a free hit, give the new manager these games to have a look at his squad and then our season starts. Don’t waste these next three games with Parker. My fear is Tony Khan will do nothing and that will be our greatest failure especially as we will watch teams like Southampton, Brighton and Crystal Palace succeed. Eddie Howe, Sam Allardyce might be an option but it should be the leadership at the club to have the acumen to source out a capable manager/coach to lead the team positively forward. Yes, of course it is a risk to make the change but a greater risk to leave it how it is.
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Scott Parker is going nowhere, he will be here for the foreseeable future!
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:12 AM
 
We like you are going through a lean patch,lost 3 of our best players,and have not successfully replaced them so with you setting the premiership alight it looks possible that we will meet up again next season.
posted by Buzzi B (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:55 AM
 
 
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Why can’t they play the first 45 minutes as they do the second 45? It’s like they wander out on the pitch at the start of the game as though they’ve just come of their X Boxes or phones with no game preparation whatsoever. It’s all just too sloppy ,no focus until they get a halftime bo**ocking, which I suspect takes the form of a threat to confiscate their technology. And, as one who would give SP a bit more time I do nevertheless question his team selections sometimes, but I don’t know too much. Do agree it’s Liam’s comments below though.
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Clearly the Everton team was tired in the second half with so many travelling and playing on international duty. We would have known that from the off and should have been skinning them down each wing and making them run. Wrong tactics, wrong team selection and wrong state of mind going into the game. I wonder who is to blame for that?
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:48 AM
 
Mortlake you are correct , they stroll out in dribs and drabs with no cohesiveness . They never come out looking like a properly coached group of players with a positive mental attitude looking like a team determined to do well . Parker seems to rely on them doing it themselves with a lack of coaching and as Keown put it they dont appear to be drilled defensively . It is surely time for The coaching team to go and bring in an experienced professional .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:24 AM
 
Zonal defending is the first problem it leaves space and situations where two players are not sure whose ball which is what happened for Everton's first and third goal. The second problem is we move the ball forward too slowly and consequently pass the ball around in our half much to much. Thirdly our only real striker is overweight and out of form. Good management can solve all those problems
posted by The Time Is Now - Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:15 AM
 
We don't use zonal marking exactly.

We pick up players in and around the six yard box and man mark those but zonally mark further afield. Most clubs use this system these days and it works (except when you have a team like Fulham whose left leg does not know what the right is doing).

If you just man mark then the opposition will always make sure they have a man over.


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In my opinion we lack leadership and there is no backbone in our defence. Once again there dreaded sideway moment was responsible for the first two goals with the first one,in 46 secs, resulting from a wayward pass by our defender. Why do we continue to give away goals by trying to play tippy tappy football when they do not possess the necessary skill. Similarly, when we did attack, we would eventually lose the ball, mainly due to a wayward pass. There were times in the first half that we looked like a bunch of headless chickens running around not knowing what was going on. I almost wished that the penalty was not awarded as I sat in fear wondering who would step up to the plate. Needless to say, it was probably our worst player, who had failed to muster a decent shot on goal, who picked up the ball. I sat and pondered what would happen and would he even get it on target. I forgot that we are approaching Christmas and it is the start of the pantomime season. Sure enough, Cavaleiro.comes in from an angle and, whilst attempting to kick the ball goes into a comedy routine ending up on his back with everyone wondering where the ball was. At times, we actually almost looked good in the second half but until we get proper coaching staff and a competent manager I see little hope of any significant improvement.
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I would agree with you regarding leadership. It's a shame Kevin Mac isn't 5 years younger, because he's the only leader in the Club and that includes Parker.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:52 PM
 
I agree. We have needed a defensive leader who can organise for several years. We also need a hard man in central midfield to screen. Cairney is a nice bloke but no captain and there is a general lack of responsibility as a result. Parker hadn’t got the tactics to get us out of this rut. We must stop playing out as it’s Russian roulette.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:52 PM
 
I agree. We have needed a defensive leader who can organise for several years. We also need a hard man in central midfield to screen. Cairney is a nice bloke but no captain and there is a general lack of responsibility as a result. Parker hadn’t got the tactics to get us out of this rut. We must stop playing out as it’s Russian roulette.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:53 PM
 
tete if fit has to come in for aina ,joe bryan in for cavaleiro. middle four bryan,l cheek,anquissa,cairney, lookman up front with mitro and get the bloody crosses in the box quicker.
posted by liam (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 2:09 AM
 
I like that Liam.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:27 AM
 
Could not agree more. Daddy Kahn is obviously quite happy to pour millions into players ,and have baby Kahn have his fun like a kid in a toyshop without any bottom line accountability. Anyone in their right mind would never put so much capital into a business, then leave a novice to manage the performance of the business. Sadly, it would be doomed to fail. Please daddy Khan ,sell Fulham Football Club to someone who cares. Please give the fans their club back-and our pride.
posted by Aussie Mal (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:37 AM
 
Liam spot on with your comments, exactly how to play! I like a penalty taker looking confident not a rabbit in the headlights. Only Joe Bryan could crash one in high into the net. He is easily the most confident player in the team!!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:39 AM
 
Liam, I agree with You,If You can see it, I can see it, Why Oh ! Why cant the upper Echelon see it ???
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Wake up everybody nothing is going to our change our fortunes in our future transfer activities with Tony Khan taking control. Scott Parker is doing his best his hands are tied though with signings of six loaners so late in the window with no time to prepare for busy season ahead. He is always saying in match reports this is new team we need time. This is always going to be the situation we are in every future season. Loan players return to their parent clubs then we start again another season with more loaners in very late window. How can any coach/manager whoever they may be appointed have any opportunity to build possibly successful team with these constant changes every season having to start again. Signing only two loanees is more acceptable this giving coach something to build on in training with his present squad. Playing with settled squad is always the best way forward keeping changes to a minimum only improving with quality each season. The finger cannot always be pointed at Scott Parker he is only coach not responsible for transfer activities and always late signings. Trying to stay positive is difficult having to win possibly another 9 to 10 games cannot see where they are coming from.
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The Khans have made funds available , we have bought players who have been doing wonders at their clubs then they come to us and turn into crap players , the coaching staff are to blame . It doesn’t matter which players are picked the team keeps making the same mistakes over and over again . The explanation must be how we coach and how we try to play because the only constant is the coaches and manager . Parker is not learning and appears unable to change . That leaves only one possible alternative
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:05 PM
 
I fear the club will do nothing and we will be left with a learning coach and a team also learning....we can’t change the whole team but we can change the coach. Probably we will make the change when it’s too late
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:07 PM
 
We are not learning a lot lately, and our penalty decisions and takers are getting worse. Our coaching staff is terrible!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:11 PM
 
Time to bring in a coach with premier league survival skills. Eddie Howe.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:55 PM
 
Time to bring in some management and coaching staff who have more experience on there CV than managing an U18’s team
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listen to Danny Murphy at half time on Scott Parker philosophy and at the end of the game about the penalty. Scott Parker does not seem to learn. I assume that Tom Carney was injured if not what was the reason for leaving Cavaleiro (the headless chicken) on. Lookman seemed to be playing to orders rather than doing what he is good at (running at defences and crossing the ball. Why did Harrison Reed and Lemina start ahead of Anguissa and Loft House Cheek. One of the best performances recently we had Bryan playing in front of Robertson (surely that would have protected that left side of ours that was extremely vulnerable in the first half. As I say just listen to Danny talking about the defence (he knows what he is talking about)
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Danny was so right
posted by FULHAM 1959 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:09 PM
 
Why did we not have Danny as manager, he was a better player than SP and he would have been a better manager.
posted by M.M (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:41 PM
 
The worrying thing about our players lately is that they are lacking in confidence when taking responsibility. Who takes the penalty, Mitro, Lookman, Cairney, etc??? We have to nip this epidemic in the bud because everyone is starting to take notice. 3 penalties missed and counting. We are the laughing stock of this premiership now, and no doubt that the reputation for wimping out will stick. This is all down to Scott Parker who really is showing his inexperience in man-management. Lookman should have been encouraged to take this one, especially against his old club Everton. Now we have a terrible situation leading on to future games and serious doubts in players minds. Mentally we are shot and devoid of ideas and if we are not careful, our nice guy and nice club reputation will be known as wimp outs which is really bad and not good for confidence. We look good and play nice football but it simply is not enough now. There is no riot act Parker can throw in the direction of the dressing room because our players will not have a clue what went wrong today. This week is a lesson about good management and tactical awareness which Parker and coaching staff need to address. That can only happen if we know how to fix it. I am not sure anymore if our coaching team know how to fix things? For the record, Mitrovic looked slow and just not on it. De Bruyne was correct in what he said after the City loss to Spurs, and that players are tired after internationals and travelling. Kamara would have been a better option down the middle in my opinion and we also have Kebano and others on the bench. Sometimes a bold and fresh approach is the way to go. Are we brave and bold and willing to take a chance these days? Not on your nelly!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 8:04 PM
 
What game were you watching Owen?Kamara was suspended and Kebano wasn’t even on the bench?????
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 8:39 PM
 
Okay' i got that detail wrong but the fact remains, who takes penalties now? This situation has gotten worse because management needs to say something...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:01 PM
 
Owen might have watched the game but then he replays the game in much detail in his mind... Then his mind produces an essay of total horse s###, then spends 30-60mins putting it on here for all to look in total amazement.
posted by Burt (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:07 PM
 
Owen these are ment to be Professional football players. Well payed professionals Parker shouldn't have to be on there backs or push them around in a pram ffs. They got there act together after half time. Because they got told off at half time. That says everything about the type of players Fulham have at the club. 2 players who shouldn't have started "Cav & Lemina". But in hindsight... Etc
posted by Burt (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:20 PM
 
Burt' the fact remains' Lookman should have been made to take that penalty, and it would have done his confidence no end if converted, or Mitrovic our number 1 penalty taker might have taken responsibility? Now we have a situation going onto the next games which isn't healthy for the mindset if that makes sense? This situation has everything to do with management 100%. Parker has let things fester around important decisions and now he must intervene. It is a difficult situation now because 3 different players have missed penalties one after the other. The media will be all over this now and it will put doubts in players minds. There is much more to management than kicking a football around Motspur and Parker is finding out the hard way. He should have nipped this problem in the bud promptly by telling who is to take penalties...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:45 PM
 
As i speak, Sky is all over our penalty woes. They have pointed out 16 penalty misses by Fulham dating back to the Championship also. Mitrovic is on his 3rd missed penalty and counting. Lookman said he would put it right next game, he should have been made too. Terrible and torrid times we are in...
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What went wrong? Firstly, their wing backs had the freedom of the pitch out wide. Plenty of time to get telling crosses into the box without being closed down. Where were the markers - on both sides of the pitch. Secondly, Everton looked to be a big side physically and outmuscled our midfield (until Anguissa came on) and were often favourites to get on the end of those crosses. They dominated us in the air. Thirdly, they crowded Lookman, every time he got the ball they had three markers around him. Fourthly, it was evident that high balls into the box were not going to be met by a Fulham head, which reduced our options. This improved when Mitro and Loftus-cheek came on, but not by much. Cavaleiro ran about a lot but didn't contribute much of value. I don't blame him for the penalty; his foot did slip out from under him. I'm no expert - just 67 years of watching - so I would welcome constructive comments. Oh yes. I forgot The team selection was wrong from the off. Given that our next three matches are unlikely to yield much, and that this one did offer a glimmer of hope, why did we need to rest our international contingent? The team looked so much better when the subs came on. And what was the thinking regarding who was taken off? Those who did come off were not our weakest players by far. Surprisingly, I am still feeling that we now have an improving team and are unlikely to be humiliated by other than the top teams. Its the hope......
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As far as the top teams and humiliation,every one of those above us can inflict humiliation the way we play.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:37 PM
 
It’s far simpler ....our speed of thought, our speed of movement with and without the ball is far too slow, our defensive shape without the ball is all over the place. These are things a good experienced coach would put right. And by the way Anguissa has many positives but without the ball he is awful and he doesn’t work nearly hard enough to win the ball back ....again an experienced coach would improve his game as he has the potential to be decent
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:05 PM
 
 
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This guy was skinning us left right and centre down that left side and we couldn't get near him in that first half. Our only rest bite was the 2nd half when they got tired in my opinion. Yes we played a lot better 2nd half and we even managed to peg them back a little, and that was expected. Most teams 2 goals up will sit back and soak up pressure and just basically see the game out. Carlo Ancelotti is as experienced as they come and this was the contrast and difference compared to Scott Parker. It might not be a fair analysis to point out our problems down that left side because we might come up against a really tricky right-winger next week. In fact, i am doing a disservice to Antonee Robinson pointing out our problems down that left side? Robinson runs his heart out and he is our most potent and effective runner, the guy is an honest professional who earns his corn most weeks in my opinion. The buck stops with Parker and we need a way to play tighter and we have got to defend better than we are doing. The worrying thing about today at home is that we didn't look like the home team if that makes sense? The first half especially, they bombed us out, and it took the 2nd half for Fulham to show more. Everton did more than enough and second half was just a case for seeing the game out. Probably!!!!
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Penalties??? 'er' i won't even bother to elaborate. Leave that to someone else to explain...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 6:06 PM
 
Bring back zamora
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Harrison reed starts? big Frank+rlc+mitro on bench ? Same defensive errors for 2 years get rid of Parker and his coaching clowns asap. Ps A penalty coach would be good.
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We are okay though. Parker has taken the positives from the performance
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 5:24 PM
 
A goal size is 24FT WIDE ~8FT HIGH ~ penalty spot is 36FT from goal line,and some on here say they practice penalties b....cks.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 5:38 PM
 
POPE feel that comment is a bit tongue in cheek.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 5:39 PM
 
Cavaliero bizarrely started his run-up sideways to 'er' fool the goalkeeper, but he 'er' slipped!!! What happened to a proper run-up???
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Sad to say yet again this was a terrible performance and Parker picked the wrong team again. It’s obvious he is out of his depth like the other clown Khan. We played with no urgency and look like a team with no hope. Next 3 games zero points and we will not pull away. Can anyone confidently see who we will beat? So we must get rid of Parker now enough is enough. Ultimately this comes back to wrong recruiting of squad since 2018 and no Lessons learnt. Do you recall even when relegating 2018, pressure off under Parker we still got hammered.
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Quite agree 100%. Parker can do no more. The players are in now for the season so the logical change has to be the management. By the way, why is Bryan still on the bench,and why did we buy a dodgy right back. Rodak too is missed. Come on Fulham, speed now don't waste another lost match and a wasted season.
posted by MG (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:29 PM
 
We must have been watching a different game ..thought we played well in the second half against a good side ...we lost yes ...but it's a big step up for our team ..trying to be positive!
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:33 PM
 
At 3-1 down game was over really. Everton sat back behind the ball and just looked to counter so we were always going to have more possession second half. If Everton continued on the second half like the first could have been embarrassing. We need to start fast in matches and stay in the game. It’s far too late playing good football when game is done with. The first goal was key. Watch it back - Aina out of position makes a run down the right, we have no right back at this point. As a full back you should wait until the ball is under control before committing to make that run, he just sprinted off when there is no one left to cover his position. You have to be 100 percent sure that ball is coming to you or at the very least over the half way line. 1 minute all it took to go 1 nil down - up against it then. Very impressed with Calvert-Lewin. Hold up play was impressive and figs finishing. Ancelotti has turned him into a very good player
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:46 PM
 
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I can’t see Sheff United or West Brom can get out of the bottom two. Burnley will always be alright and can get a few wins together. So we have to find one more team to better to avoid relegation. At the moment, I can only think of Brighton. Leeds could also drawn into the bottom 3-4 but they’ve picked up some early points. So will be tough.
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Come what may, the next time we play on Monday week, we will be in the bottom three as WBA will be at home to Sheffield United before we play and if either of them win they will pass over us, unless the miracle of a draw happens, but we might already be there if Burnley beat Palace tomorrow afternoon. Things are certainly not looking good this side of Christmas.
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:57 PM
 
We can still with a little tweaking save our season but definitely not under Parker,this clown must be replaced immediately a couple of canny loans in the new year could solve the problem,i see Harry Winks is looking for a loan move,could do us nicely.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 4:13 PM
 
Sheff Utd would have to win 3-0 to go above us !
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Tried to keep calm whilst watching the game. Second time in two games that we have been offside, once form a throw against WBA now a corner, because of playing short. They both knew what we were going to do and stepped up. Three consecutive missed penalties. 30 yard almost square crossfield pass after 30 seconds, when under the press. Unmarked player on penalty spot for free header. Remenber this is their job, when the ball is in play things happen, dead ball situations are free to practise relentlessly. Sheff U missed penalty - 2 points West Ham missed penalty- 1 point Everton missed penalty- 1 point? Total points 4. Thought Everton tried to contain 2nd half, should have come a cropper, after giving them a goal start. Maximum points with current coach 31 Minimum points with current coach 9
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Couldn’t help but also notice that short corner played back then given offside earlier. Amateur hour at times. I thought there was a similar offside in previous game after a throw played back so just shows the iq of some of the players
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Looking at today’s game it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that we cannot stay up with Parker at the helm. Yes, Everton have a couple of individual players that are superior, but otherwise, the real difference has to be found on the bench. It cannot be a coincidence that we have conceded more goals in the first 15 minutes than any other side, as well as missing more penalties. The tactics Parker deploys are reckless and lead us to be on the back foot from the outset. The tippy tappy slow play from the back is woeful, as is the lack of discipline in the box. As for his team selection, I shall leave that to others, but it certainly doesn’t play to our strengths
 
 
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Only idiots keep making the same mistakes . It doesn’t matter which players we have on the pitch , we keep seeing the same errors . That must be down to the coaching staff . Nothing changes because the constant is Parker and his inept coaching team . Players who were quality at other teams become crap under Parker . Surely it is time for a change at the helm
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What coaching staff
posted by Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:27 PM
 
Parker should be prosecuted under the trade description act "posing as a football manager coach"
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:58 PM
 
KUNYE, YOU TALK UTTER RUBBISH AS ALWAYS.!! GO AND SUPPORT THE RUSSIANS TEAM, FULHAM TIL I DIE!!!
posted by The Real Roger (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:13 PM
 
KUNYE, YOU TALK UTTER RUBBISH AS ALWAYS.!! GO AND SUPPORT THE RUSSIANS TEAM, FULHAM TIL I DIE!!!
posted by The Real Roger (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:13 PM
 
KUNYE, YOU TALK UTTER RUBBISH AS ALWAYS.!! GO AND SUPPORT THE RUSSIANS TEAM, FULHAM TIL I DIE!!!
posted by The Real Roger (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11:14 PM
 
The real roger a name that has never cropped up before, so presuming you dont want to use your normal moniker in case you get to much stick. A parker lovie if ever there was one.
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for me he does not do enough, he moves his arms in the air more than his legs. yes i love him as a fulham player but at times like today i want to see some more movement.
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Trouble is he gets surrounded by 3 defenders, need to use the space he then frees up but doesn’t have a partner who can take advantage
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:44 PM
 
To bloody slow
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SP picked the wrong side and came a cropper immediately and couldn’t recover. Anguissa should be first name on the team sheet Lemina was awful from the outset . Mitro should start because offensively the system is built around him . Cav isn’t good enough and hasn’t been since start of last season ! Now that we have him we should persist with RLC hope he comes good . Surely someone can score a penalty !
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My thoughts entirely,excellent summing up.
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:19 PM
 
My thoughts entirely,excellent summing up.
posted by Pete Mackay (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:21 PM
 
Today we played an extremely good side, who have also beaten both Spurs and Crystal Palace at home this season, and we will play worse than that and win this season. Its not all doom and gloom and we will be picking up some good wins after the next three games, which nobody in the bottom four would be games expected to win, or even get any points from.
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:24 PM
 
Have a look at the table and points. It's all doom and gloom.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:28 PM
 
I think we have a team capable of finishing mid table,but having a so called manager like Parker we are relegation candidates without doubt. A change must be made sooner than later if we are to be given any chance of survival.And to those who keep harping on about being given more time,he has had more than enough.What the hell was the Khans thinking on giving him a 3 year contract on what 3/5m per year
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:32 PM
 
I agree with your analysis, my thoughts entirely, excellent summing up.
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:38 PM
 
I agree, SP has had his chance and he has been found wanting.
posted by Mike (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:06 PM
 
We simply cannot miss penalties like this and hope to survive. Anguissa and Mitrovic were probably knackered after international duty which is why they didn’t start. Crosses were poor today. Loftus-Cheek should start. Agree Cavalheiro is not up to it and Lamina and Aina poor. Three relegation spots probably between four teams
posted by FFC forever (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:15 PM
 
I was so excited when we won the play offs and we won our spot back in the Premier League, but I am now beginning to wish we hadn't as the enjoyment is beginning to peter out, although it's early days. It would just be nice to start winning a few games, and that is the one reason that I miss the Championship. I know that we will all stick with it through thick and thin, but watching our team win games is mainly what it's all about.
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First Half Defence?????? Joint worst defence in the Premiership and more... No change there... What is the common denominator, I think leave that one with you to answer... I think we all know... Choice of starting line up of team today... CRAP!.. 3:1 down at half time says it all.. Backward passes, to many.. I could go on but its boring. Its the same old, same old....
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But Parker will say he takes all the positives and we won the second half. Some consolation I don't think.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:11 PM
 
I agree with AC, Lookman should have taken that penalty.How unlucky can we get ? We played very well at times and we will get out of this mess eventually, but maybe under a different coach, as now have my doubts about SP.
posted by Brian Jarvis (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:12 PM
 
The difference in the second half is our players started marking players rather than marking space. If you spread you defence across box it leaves space for the ball to be placed in those spaces for attackers to run onto. If you mark a player you have a much better chance of stopping the ball. Sending 3 better player on the ones they replaced helped. If Parker shows in the next game he has learnt from that experience he is a decent manager if not sack him once we have found a top manager as replacement.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:23 PM
 
You think Parker is all of a sudden going to think. 'Hang on I've got it wrong all season I'll change the way I play. You ain't serious, it was a joke?
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:38 PM
 
I thought the game was about getting the ball into the opponents half of the field of play and scoring goals against them instead of playing a comfortable game in our own half then make a mistake and pay the price for the error. Or am I being to simple... Mmmm!... I wonder..
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No doubt Parker will say "we can take away positives from our performance". For me the Grim Reaper is waiting on the touch line.
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The positive should be collecting his P45
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:56 PM
 
Not good enough....need a decent coach
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:58 PM
 
No idea where Aina was for all three of their goals. The first one he ran off up the pitch down the touch line before we even had full control of the ball so was way out of position, the second one again was miles away and the third he at least got within 2 metres of the Everton player but still that’s sh1te
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:59 PM
 
We were better second half but Parker should have made changes at half time. More easy giveaways from back/side passing, again Parker hasn't a clue on the best way to play with the modest players he has. We are not Barcelona. And who chooses the penalty takers. Why doesn't slow coach Mitro earn his keep? And why bring him on second half. He's just too slow for this league. 3 missed penalties lost us 4 points. We would be well clear at the moment. PARKER HAS TO GO.
posted by willie2B (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:02 PM
 
Last week I said it was essential that we did not concede an early goal if we were to get anything from today's game. So, what do we do? Give the ball away and provide heir danger man a Christmas come early present.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:04 PM
 
NO RESPONCE FROM THE PARKER LOVIES
posted by cottager (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:11 PM
 
I am not a Parker lovee as you put it just fair minded but I was dismayed that Frank did not start or Mitro and why not only Parker can say.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:35 PM
 
Ken do you not think it is now time he was shown the door,if not a rational as to why not.
posted by Cottager (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 2:49 PM
 
Surely Parker’s sacking is inevitable or are we going to be relegated with a whimper.....so why wait?
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 3:11 PM
 
 
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And we score?
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Unlikely but who could score for us from 12 yards?
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Yet another taker but same result. You could not make it up!
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Why didn't Lookman take that penalty. ?
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Why didn't Lookman take that penalty. ?
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Why didn't Lookman take that penalty. ?
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Why didn't Lookman take that penalty. ?
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Why didn't Lookman take that penalty. ?
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Mitro, Lookman now Cavaleiro all missed, who will draw the short straw next time? Some leadership and desperation shown by Parker.
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You can’t make it up
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HELLO...
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Parker has taken the wrong men off again , the same mistakes keep happening over and over , Parker has to go
 
 
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Now time to sack him so new manager can bring new players Sack Parker clueless No technical knowledge sack him
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Why take Cairney off?! He’s one of our better players today. Only player on the field with a bit of premier class. Should replacement lamina with zambo!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:17 PM
 
Enough is enough Immediately a new manager, and no more boys learning their trade.
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Is a manager who is so clueless allowed to resign at half time or has he got to wait til the end of the match
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Hey who cares! The pundits love our stadium - a special place!!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:01 PM
 
Very difficult to support Parker when he does even make a change at half time
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:06 PM
 
If our ex captain didn't love the place then no one will.
posted by The pope (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:08 PM
 
Will we fill the new stand in the championship?
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How much more pain do we have to endure ....we must get a coach with some experience and get some discipline into the players
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That missed penalty at West Ham seems even more important now
posted by Pez (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:55 PM
 
Every small margin every point is important
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:56 PM
 
Unless we do something amazing second half Parker needs to go tomorrow and bring in Allardyce who has the next three games which are a free hit to organise the team
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:02 PM
 
What a total piss take & joke. Goodnight
posted by FYF (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:55 PM
 
Bring Alladyce in you have got to be joking or just daft which one is it. The bloke was sacked by England under dodgy circumstances or have you forgotten that.
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For gods sake bring in mitro and Zambo
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Well he did eventually but why not from the start?
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Well he did eventually but why not from the start?
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Wtf! Simple to teach. Don’t just watch the ball but watch your man!
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Our team and manager are utter crap
posted by Jim (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:45 PM
 
No one defends in midfield, or tracks back for that matter. It’s shocking. Reed also having an abysmal game.
posted by Marco (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:45 PM
 
Can’t remember their first goal but I think all three been identical. Down our right hand side. Fulham - the gift that keeps giving
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If we could step helping the opposition out every single game we would actually be a half decent side. Too many gifts for the opposition (missed penalties, giving the ball away stupidly and leaving acres of space). Weak pathetic
 
 
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...as I was saying
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:29 PM
 
Have we actually got a defensive coach ?
posted by Alan (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:32 PM
 
Men v Boys
posted by Rm (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:35 PM
 
Exactly RM men v boys .... Parker please go now
posted by Joka’s Revenge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:37 PM
 
Is it me or is Andersen shockingly slow? Not that Tosun is much better, someone needs to tell him that clearing the lines is just fine.
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That is thanks to me .....
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Say it again then Alan.
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Cav couldn’t hit a barn door
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Tippy tap works so well, it took Everton an entire 40 seconds to score.
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1-1 after 15 mins
posted by Dellers (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:15 PM
 
Alright then, I’ll forgive them.
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And cav starting! For a noon kickoff - not sure he will be anymore awake!
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Can’t believe it! Deco Reid. Deco Reid!
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There is no way that I am a WBA supporter, and to be honest I will be pleased, for our sake, to see them lose to Manchester United tonight, but I feel that they have been cheated out of a draw if they do lose. How can they not have been awarded a penalty when the United player definitely kicked the WBA players ankle, and then the referee inexplicably overturned his own decision. Then Manchester United awarded a penalty, which was badly missed with a Lookman type penalty, and lo and behold it has to be taken again, because the keeper had moved slightly off of his line. VAR is a joke. The Brighton fans here will be dancing in the streets with their win at Villa today. How can anyone forecast a football match result. Both us an Arsenal have been beaten at home 0-3 by Villa, and Brighton win against a side that have already scored 7 against Liverpool. Crazy.
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"WHY" because they are part of the FA mafia clic.
posted by cottager (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 9:46 PM
 
I will tell you what, if Fulham played as bad as Manchester United have this evening, we would all be shouting "Parker Out"
posted by Malden Miick (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 9:54 PM
 
You’re the only Brighton fan here A C
posted by BigBoy4650 (Guest) - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 7:38 AM
 
Even with VAR refs still subconsciously want to avoid the big clubs being damaged by the little ones.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 10:02 AM
 
Bigboy, you are so wrong to assume that I am a Brighton fan, just because I live in the area, as nothing gives me greater pleasure when they lose as I am an isolated Fulham supporter among many Brighton fans and they get great pleasure taking the Mickey when we keep losing. Yes, I did have a season ticket there, but only to watch Premier League football. Now we are back there ourselves, I will no longer be renewing that, if and when we can return to CC. I would love to see us win today, otherwise the next few fixtures will see us firmly placed back in the bottom three again.
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Saturday 21st November 2020, 2:44 PM



 
At Everton FC their teams confidence is low and they are desperate for a point! Our greatest threat comes from Calvert-Lewis and he must be man marked throughout the game, which would take the sting out of their goal threat. Pickford too is good but suspect when the ball is struck well or low into the corners. Mr Parker has apparently chosen Loftus-Cheek, over Lookman both are loan players. I would have kept faith with Lookman, because he owes the club something after his penalty miss and I think has more chance of staying long term than Loftus-Cheek, who is more interested in Chelsea's result today than ours tomorrow. I am not now so concerned with our defence, although we do still need two new defenders of experience and statue. Midfield worries me, but come on Tom Cainey - time to score a couple of goals. My prediction a hard fought score draw.
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May i suggest we just tie up calvin lewis,as for everton at there weakest theme ,mmmm not to sure are we not at our weakest??.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 2:54 PM
 
I feel a punch up the shirt coming as bootsie would say , (do google if you are under 8o).
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 2:58 PM
 
ROC how the hell do you know Parker prefers Loftus Cheek for this game ?
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 6:59 PM
 
We will play the same team! The team is gelling and as long as the performance is good, he will keep faith with the same players. So cheek will stay on the bench!
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 7:14 PM
 
Loftus Cheek has done nothing to warrant him starting , poor player who thinks he is better than he actually is
posted by Alan (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 7:31 PM
 
Have you never noticed as a Fulham supporter that no matter what is in the opposition team that gives us an advantage we still loose.
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 8:20 AM
 
Though as a Fulham supporter though I expect us loose I hope we win. When we next get into the Cottage on mass we much chant "come on hope"
posted by The Time Is Now - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 8:23 AM
 
 
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Saturday 21st November 2020, 11:15 AM



 
Does anyone remember the Cafe at the bottom of Shorrolds Road just before North End Road ?? I Used to Love standing outside and Listening to all of the Old Boys go on about the Lilies...after collecting My Grans guinness and Wilsons SP snuff...That was after playing footy with Alan Pullen and the gang at Fulham Court...Just a couple of years ago...!!! Onto Sunday.... I am really excited about this one.. Mitro, lookman I feel this is there time to shine, and the Lads are Highly motivated for this one.. yes Everton have a couple of Handy players, But so do we, Maybe some have been hiding in their cocoons, but now is the time to Bloom.... COYLW...Make Our day..
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And teddy mason i presume?,cafe ?? recall connie riley dance studio,and bakers on opp side but cafe?.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 12:10 PM
 
Yessir I remember the dance studio, Maybe I was high on My Grans Snuff !!Cafe/Bookies ?? Also Jellied eels at the Malsters!!
posted by ForeverLoyal7 - Saturday 21st November 2020, 1:37 PM
 
Sorry lenny mason lived in clem attlee ct,recall a bookies opp the dance studio small place set in a wall just before i think shells the bakers on corner .
posted by pointless (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 2:52 PM
 
Although my parents always voted labour the christmas parties for kids at the conservative club were the tops,better food ,better presents,and you did not have to be a member.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 3:44 PM
 
Wonderful, leather balls, old chaps patting your backside, marvellous
posted by Jumpers for goalposts (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 5:05 PM
 
was the bakers called shells I think they had a few shops in the area and I seem to recall ,the bread came up from the basement on a conveyor belt piping ,hot and the ice cream parlour on the corner of Anselm rd was it Scarlers or something like that you will never taste stuff like that again .I would never buy that s--- they sell now its powdered milk mixed with water where did it all go wrong ,I was going to mention pie and mash but I will get hungry
posted by hartopp (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 6:00 PM
 
I do not remember a cafe at the top of Shorrolds Road but it might have been after my time. There used to be a bakers on the corner of North End Road and Shorrolds Roads and in the 1950's a Johnny Haynes betting Shop actually in Shorrolds Road. I did live in Fulham Court for a few years in the late 40's and early 50's which use to house quite a few rogues. Often use to visit the fish and chip shop opposite the main entrance in Fulham Road and an excellent bakers 50 yards up going towards Fulham Broadway.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 8:51 PM
 
You’re right Bigboy, as someone said Shells was the bakers and the betting shop was indeed Johnny Haynes and his partner whose name I can’t remember. Don’t remember a cafe though. Seem to remember on the other corner of Shorrolds and North End Roed it was some kind of Haberdashers. Other side of North End was the Corn Chandler, used to get the millet for my budgie there. Wasn’t the Conservative Club opposite Haynes betting shop in Shorrolds Road, went to a few 21st and wedding receptions there.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 9:30 PM
 
His betting chum was , I think , Tommy Benfield .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 10:09 PM
 
I think that haberdashers was where I got my first suit Morty, for my confirmation. Aged ten and growing fast, my dear old mum had it made with short trousers. Don't remember it getting worn a second time. Big Boy, I lived opposite that bakery on the Fulham road until they demolished the row of houses and built a slum. Rats as big a cats. Don't remember the chippie but the tackle shop was along in that row.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 12:13 AM
 
I may be wrong, but the cafe/tea shop was in the johnny Haynes Bookies, I remember taking over the stall while my Uncle Albert went for a cuppa !!(bet).. Gr8 to hear the comments though. And in His memory, COYW !!!
posted by ForeverLoyal7 - Sunday 22nd November 2020, 9:29 AM
 
 
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Friday 20th November 2020, 4:28 PM



 
Youtube When goalkeepers get bored.
 
 
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Friday 20th November 2020, 4:08 PM



 
We have players coming back from international duty injured and out for many games (Gomez latest example) and we have players conveniently injured and pulled out of international call up then magically fit for the next game (Sterling being the latest example). I think the FA should have rule that if a player played in the game prior to the international call up then pull out with claimed injury, then he should not be allowed to play in the immediate game after the international. This will stop players faking injury.
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Really couldn’t give a toss about international football especially England ...Southgate has turned them into a non event .....boring football ,favourites in the team. It’s like watching paint dry zzzzzzz
posted by Ffc (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 4:22 PM
 
You watch paint dry . This lockdown affects different people in different ways !
posted by David (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 4:33 PM
 
All you can hope is none of our big players return injured. Don't ask me to name our big players.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 20th November 2020, 6:05 PM
 
"Big players" in height or ability
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 6:57 PM
 
Big usually means ability.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 20th November 2020, 7:07 PM
 
It might be a good time for Leicester to play Liverpool with their well-documented injury problems? I think they have 9 senior players out including Salah? This is probably the perfect time for Fulham to play them also. It would be typical if when we play them that they all recover by the time we play them. Injuries can be beneficial to whoever does not have injuries if that makes sense?
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 7:27 PM
 
 
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Friday 20th November 2020, 3:29 PM



 
Another predictable game that we will lose of course. Look,Villa beat Liverpool 7-2 could you ever see us beating teams like that with that score. This current bunch of wallies are paid over twice as much as our team that beat the likes of Juventus a few years back.Money cant buy success at Fulham,we have wasted our money again buying other clubs throw outs, rejects call it what you like.Ok back to the game, one to forget Fulham 1 Everton 4.
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We have a decent home record against Everton !
posted by Mal (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 4:19 PM
 
A record against a team is history and in no way makes an iota of difference to the score or performance on Sunday. Different teams, different circumstances, different ref, different year, different everything so records against teams mean zilch!
posted by Stating the obvious (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 4:25 PM
 
No such thing as a bogey team then ?
posted by Jim (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 5:09 PM
 
WE ARE
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 6:58 PM
 
Yeh , Wembley, lol ! You really know how to wind your superiors up , NOT , chokers must try harder !
posted by H (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 7:03 PM
 
We keep getting better each game, this is when we look like a real Premier League team and even impress MoTD.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 20th November 2020, 7:10 PM
 
Raymond,no team will ever beat Liverpool 7-2 that was definitely a 1 off,Leicester won the league recently (miracle) will confidently predict we won’t or in fact any other team do either!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 8:12 PM
 
TTIN Lets win a few games before making the statement that we are getting better.
posted by Putney Pete (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 11:08 PM
 
Chief' Liverpool has up to 9 senior team members out. You can't predict this season whatsoever. Brendon Rodgers will know that this is an opportunity to beat Liverpool full stop, and he will go for it. His record is not good against Liverpool teams, but here goes the neighborhood, 'Let's go for it'! Scott Park will have to think along those lines and find a weakness within other teams and exploit it. Be aware of the opposition's strengths and weaknesses and work the best with ours. Nothing is impossible, you have just got to find a way. Lookman tomorrow is pivotal to our game because he was once an Evertonian. Lookman will be looking to put things right and make amends so we build on that. We need Mitrovic back on top form but the internationals could take the edge of him, so Parker might need to look to our bench for something extra. Our bench is not the greatest, but we can still surprise Ancelotti in my opinion. Scott Parker will need a heart of the brave and maybe slot in Kamara in that striker role and not on the wing, just my opinion again. Sometimes needs be means we have to take chances and be a little bit different. We are here now, and there is no get out of jail until January when we can recruit again. This team will be the making of Scott Parker or the braking? This time is a great test of character for Parker and if he comes through this we will be the winners. Raymondo' tomorrow's game is maybe not the writing on the wall for Fulham. Villa can surprise, so can Leicester, so can Fulham...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 20th November 2020, 11:39 PM
 
Edge off Mitro? Mitro hasn’t had an edge since the lockdown last season. We played better without him after the restart and in my opinion he should be dropped for a few games now....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 9:13 AM
 
Agree MST, I think Mitro lost his edge some time ago, a strict fitness regime and a different tactical coaching approach may get back his form.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 21st November 2020, 11:03 AM
 

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