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Friday 07th August 2020, 10:32 PM



 
I cannot be any happier than now this time and there are lots to mull over. Scott Parker cut through emotionally, and now more than ever i am on the same train now. It was predictable that we are having the futile conversation on who and who is good enough for Fulham. The truth is, if we are truly on board with Parker's philosophies, we really need to step back from all the back-biting and scrutinizing. If we re-wind back to various stages of our past season, we can pick out players one by one who we think is not good enough for Fulham. Josh Onohah was a player some typically pick on for criticism and i can reel off a long list of players we think should be shipped out. Onohah is now deemed okay, Kamara is deemed also okay but not a 90 minute player. Parker played him a full 90 minutes and he did more than okay in my opinion. People say he is only good for 10-15 minutes? My point is, we should leave the final thinking to Parker. Le Marchand looks like he is going nowhere no matter what some people think! Scotty must have seen improvement in Le Marchand and why not? He is still young. Scott Parker is truly a thinker and a wise one at that. I really think that he will honestly try again with some returning loanees and it would make perfect sense. Anyone who can tame a beast like Kamara and get him to play football is fantastic by me. The playoff game was a masterpiece in tactical and technical ability. We actually concentrated for the full 90 minutes and but for taking the foot off the peddle, we should have wrapped the game up 2-0. I am looking forward to seeing Anguissa and Seri again now. If there is any improvement in any of these guy's, i personally would like to see it. Parkers philosophies mean patience and we will certainly need to bite the bullet next season in the prem. Tim Ream has played fantastically after the break in my opinion. He isn't flashy and Reamy can inject some pace if we need to. Honestly, watch the playoff again and you must agree that Reamy played okay. Maybe Parker will get someone to fill in besides Ream in that position who knows? Ream is coming to the twilight of his career but i still think that Scott will maybe draft a younger guy in and use Ream now and again until we learn the system. It was not pretty or nice to watch Fulham make mistakes all over the place, but remember guy's, Scott Parker is tweaking and perfecting his system, and all this will take time. Scott Parker is a Chairmans dream. He gave minute by minute details about the tactics, and i think that he will recall the loanees. The only thing we need now at Craven Cottage is patience and i mean lots of it....
 
 
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Friday 07th August 2020, 8:39 PM



 
Due to Covid 19, Karaoke of Sweet Caroline has been banned. There will be no, Touching hands, Reaching out, Touching me, Touching you.
 
 
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Friday 07th August 2020, 8:29 PM



 
Thank you Scot for for proving me wrong. The team selection and the tactics you employed were 100% right on the night. Having watched the game several times and listening to your comments after the game. I believe given the right backing you will keep improving as all managers have to. The positions that we have to strengthen are obvious especially in the Premiership. WE do not need wholesale changes a little more pace will be needed at the next level. Good Luck and Well Done.
 
 
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Friday 07th August 2020, 8:15 PM



 
Firstly congratulations to our under 18 side for winning their league title.The 2 joint player of the season awards in this group goes to Jay Stansfield & Cody Dramah. The sad disappointing factor is that it appears Cody has today signed for Leeds at a MASSIVE FEE OF 400k,said it before,and will say again is it worth having a youth squad when we ship them out so cheaply,and constantly read of how we are looking at over 30s has beens,relations.and returnee loans.
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We turned down 400 thousand it’s now a million with add ons , last year of contract. You make it sound it’s only Fulham who lose youngsters happens every where . And most don’t make it sadly , we’ve done better than most . You do love to run your club down
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:33 PM
 
Its not a case of running the club down,i still reiterate, what is the point of a youth side if they are not given 1st team game time,and do you think that the extra 1mil we may get is a good return.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:44 PM
 
 
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Friday 07th August 2020, 8:06 PM



 
With all the abundance of games on the telly recently, so many players both past and present, have been wheeled out to air their views. All I hear repeatedly is how they “fink” about everything. Listen to Ashley Cole , he “ finks” this, and “ finks” that, and can hardly string two coherent sentences together. God knows how much they are paid. ( p.s. not a snob - cab drivers son, comprehensive school, and brought up in a council house)
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What do you expect,most footballers are "Bungalow Bills" not much on top
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:35 PM
 
Dan Gleebals was your dad ?
posted by The Arizonan - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:12 PM
 
Yes, I fink so........
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:48 PM
 
 
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Can we be better than West Brom, West Ham and Villa? For me, the answer is yes. When I look at their players, ours are better. Unlike Slav, who had big ambitions, Scotty will be trying to grind to 40 points and finish in 15th. It’s hard to go from winning 23 to winning 11, but we are in a better position now than two years ago, when we were overconfident and couldn’t get a clean sheet. One or two Hector-like signings at the back are all we need to stay up.
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I don't think that Parker will make too many signings, just my opinion. I wouldn't dismiss Le Marchand either. The way how it is looking and how Parker thinks, he will stick to the core of players we have currently. I honestly think that it is a waste of time summarizing on who will go or stay, but it sure is fun putting our two pence in on here.
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:59 PM
 
 
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Friday 07th August 2020, 6:13 PM



 
Official from Shad, various blah blahs until...”we were not at...any match since the pause in March” - Tony is our DOF, with a London residence. Not impressed Tony, sorry.
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Sorry mate you're an idiot. Coved 19 has killed people, ruined businesses, made many people redundant, killed sports clubs and events, cost people millions and stopped people travelling many places in the world. Khan has kept us solvent, improved the ground, been involved in us getting promotion and thanked us all, then you find the fact they haven't put themselves or others at risk to moan and complain. Get a life.
posted by Really??? (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 7:42 PM
 
Some really do like to find fault even when it’s not there Khans have been great for this club we’ve just gone up. And you proved it if that’s all you can find to moan at get a life
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:41 PM
 
Endorse the couple of above comments,yes they have made mistakes,but I for one are grateful that they are at FFC.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:48 PM
 
I must agree the Khans have been good for FFC
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:50 PM
 
I for one appreciate the Khans are at FF,.a few mistakes but many achievements
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:53 PM
 
I for one appreciate what the Khans have done for FFC.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 8:58 PM
 
Simon , you should be grateful rather than finding a tenuous reason to have a go . The Khans have invested heavily in our club , we should all be very grateful
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:10 PM
 
Simon , I find it hard to believe that a Fulham fan would find an extremely tenuous reason to have a go at the Khans . They are American citizens whose main business interests are in America so they will naturally hunker down in the states at this difficult time . Be grateful that they are willing to invest so heavily in our club rather than complaining .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:16 PM
 
 
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What day is it ????? cmon Chris you must have plenty this week about our nearest and dearest
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Girl goes to the doctor who needs to examine her chest. Doc says “ Big breaths” The girl says “ yeth and I’m only thicksteen”
posted by Rob (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 5:30 PM
 
 
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Call me a killjoy but I did not care how we achieved promotion BUT WE DID the time for recriminations would hAve been failure bottom line is we are a prem side now probably 4 players of a surviving one
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You’re a killjoy !
posted by Roy of Craydon (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 5:43 PM
 
 
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A Message From Mr Khan Friday 7 August 2020 11:00 Our Chairman Shahid Khan pens an open letter to supporters following Fulham's promotion to the Premier League. To everyone within the Fulham Football Club family, thank you. I had planned all along to share some thoughts with you after Tuesday’s match, and made the decision that whatever course these notes would take based on the outcome versus Brentford, I would start by saying thank you. You may be a player, football staffer, sponsor, supporter, student, anyone. If you’re reading this, you likely love this Club as I do, and you therefore know the journey over the past 16 months that brought us from relegation to promotion. Your resilience, commitment and belief deserve more thanks than I can adequately express. But, that’s just the football journey. The challenges we’ve all had to tackle, and continue to face, with the COVID-19 pandemic are – we hope – once in a long lifetime. I know the difficulties our squad and coaching staff have had to endure with the stoppage, uncertainty and expectations for promotion upon the restart in June, and to see us seize the moment on Tuesday night at Wembley Stadium will be a moment we should treasure forever. I know of the demands and stress all of this has had on the people who serve your club daily at Motspur Park and Craven Cottage, and their spirit and response has been remarkable. What I don’t specifically know is how this global health crisis has affected, personally or professionally, everyone else who stands with this Club for life. I imagine there have been hardships, moments of frustration and maybe even sadness, and for that I empathise. Yet, you’ve continued to make Fulham Football Club an essential part of your life, giving us all you have. I am impressed, humbled and in your debt. So, again – thank you. I am overjoyed to now complete my thoughts as we look forward to the start of a new season in the Premier League! Neither my son Tony Khan, your Vice Chair and Director of Football, nor I were able to attend Tuesday’s match due to travel regulations and restrictions from the U.S. to the UK and back related to COVID-19. Similarly, we were not at either leg of the Cardiff City Play-Offs or any match since the pause in March. It’s made for a surreal experience, to be sure, but we both kept close contact with CEO Alistair Mackintosh and Head Coach Scott Parker throughout and never felt the distance and time difference between London and the United States was a disadvantage. To the contrary, despite the initial results coming out of the break versus Brentford and at Leeds United, the reports we received daily from training combined with our eight-match unbeaten run through the first leg of the Play-Offs gave us confidence of the happy ending we planned for in August. Through injuries, suspensions and various other travails, we first persevered and then gained strength. Credit to Scott and his staff for guiding our players to find good form, and keep it, as we battled for automatic promotion to the very end before seeing off Cardiff City in Play-Offs aggregate to return to Wembley for our second winner-take-all match in three years. Prior to Tuesday’s match, I was in touch with Scott to learn what he and his staff had in mind for approaching Brentford. First, in case anyone wonders, I am very aware of our historical rivalry with Brentford, though many supporters and friends of the Club will nonetheless remind me of the pain that comes with dropping a match to the Bees. Duly noted! Add to that the romance many pundits, somewhat understandably, had with Brentford this season, plus the fact a Bees player said we should be in fear entering Tuesday’s match, and it all made for a lively storyline. But, it’s ultimately all about football, and I was curious to hear from Scott as to how we would prevail. I won’t get into details but will say that Scott, who also spent an hour on Zoom with Tony last weekend to present the plan for Brentford, told me to specifically look for two tactical strategies from your team at Wembley. I left the conversation confident that if our players bought into the game plan Scott outlined, we’d be a Premier League side at the end of the night. With that, I hosted a watch party in Urbana, Illinois, the city where my automotive company is headquartered in the Midwest region of the United States. My guests included lifelong friends from the area who have been my guests in London for various Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars games, including our promotion match at Wembley Stadium two years ago. Several friends drove down from Chicago, which is about three hours north of Urbana, and I also welcomed several die-hard Fulham supporters from the area. I’m an engineer, so be assured the layout of the room was designed for both optimum viewing and responsible social distancing. Whistle to whistle, we all wore protective face gear for a match that started locally at 1.45pm. It wasn’t the royal box at Wembley in 2018. But I was with family and my closest friends, and that’s royalty to me. You saw the match, so there is no need for me to recount the drama and elation of the evening – or, for me, my afternoon. But, I will reveal that I was calm and confident at half-time because I had seen the positive effects of one of the strategies Scott had mentioned. By the end of our 2-1 victory, I had seen both. It was a master plan, and it was perfectly executed. I am reluctant to name one, two or three players following a season and performance at Wembley where becoming a team and then being a team, in every sense of the word, will be what we remember in our promotion to the Premier League. Everyone is MOTM. But, I do want to commend Tony Khan and Scott Parker, and Scott’s superb staff, for building, guiding and inspiring a once-struggling team to greatness. And make no mistake, when you reach the Top 20, that’s greatness. Finally, a word on the subject of team. Be assured that we will be a team, in its truest sense, moving forward. We will be unafraid to improve and add pieces to our lineup, but not at the expense of the spirit and soul of a squad that bled, battled and sacrificed to return Fulham to the Premier League. Building a squad can be a tricky proposition for a newly promoted club, and that is especially true this year with the start of the season already nearly upon us. Turnover in football is inevitable. But, this Club has Premier League experience and our players, as well as our young and promising Head Coach, love Fulham Football Club. There is a lot to like in this team today, and just as much to like in our future. In the weeks ahead you will be hearing from the Club on the latest news related to our return to the Premier League. What this means for Season Ticket Holders and supporters, it’s honestly difficult to say at this moment. We will obviously be guided by the league and health authorities, and of course we hope to see you soon in person at Craven Cottage when it’s safe and sound. In the meantime, let’s rejoice! An extraordinary chapter in the long and honourable history of our Club has been written and completed, and we were all part of it together. Thank you! Come On, Fulham!
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Much appreciated by all lovers of our great club !
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 5:37 PM
 
 
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Not sure about Mitro playing in a VAR environment. He gets fouled a lot and refs ignore it but he is a hot head and VAR won’t miss any of his one on one aggressive actions. I can see him being red carded on a few occasions next season. Good luck with that one SP.
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What about disallowed goals for being overly physical...?
posted by O David (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 2:11 PM
 
There we no significant problems when he played in our last PL season why should their be one now. Mitro is an intelligent bloke and will know he will be watched closely and will modify his behaviour to suit.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 4:36 PM
 
That one agains Marcondes was pure retribution, Mitro probably thought he would not make an impacts as he was not fit. Hilarious! Var will work both ways. Mitro gets frustrated as he is often fouled and ends up with nothing.
posted by SW6Steve (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 7:55 PM
 
Good point Steve. TTIN there was no VAR last time we were up
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Nice read! To the Brentford fans who like to hang around in here - what did and do you now think of Emiliano's comments about Fulham being scared? Even our chairman, 4000 miles away, feel he's day is made shutting him (and therefore, Brentford) up! hope its a lesson learn for your club - don't run ahead of yourselves. In the mean time - we move on with the confidence the squad will not be ripped apart this time. Only strengthened.
 
 
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here we go again all ifs ands and buts. bit sad.
 
 
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We have a deep thinker about football tactics learned from listening to various managers a players. He surmised that one system would probably beat most of the Championship sheep teams he brought the players on board and it largely worked. The Premier League is full of teams who use different tactics and I am sure Scott will need to come up with special tactics to beat them as he did against Brentford. For example Man U get the ball forward as quickly as possible usually down the wings. Manchester City are measured but have tremendous skill and pace in the side that can create chances from nothing. Liverpool use a combination of the two Manchester teams but are master of breaking up opposition attacks with devastating counter attacks. I would also advice we need a top dead ball coach as we will have to make the most of those situations. Until Kebano started banging the ball in from free kick we rarely made anything from corners and free kicks. Our throws ins were not great either.
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Forget smalling we have a centre back just as good mawson give him a chance !watkins had one good season to be fair. Did not do much to harm us Not sure he would cut the mustard in higher class If available for 20 mill. Worth a go ( how much is mitro worth proven scorer i for club and country
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:31 AM
 
Our future in the Premier League will not be determined by results against the top six but by results against teams in 11th to 20th places. I wouldn't worry too much about City, United and Liverpool to be honest. Beat the lower teams at home and draw half a dozen away and that will keep us there for another season.
posted by MST (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 1:49 PM
 
Even against the "other" teams in the PL we need to be solid at the back and tactically clever and we have a manager who has proved he can be that. I do not think Mawson is anywhere near being a PL player in fact when he played he did not look like a decent Championship one. We also do not need to pick up players from relegated teams. Better to buy two really good players than six ordinary ones.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 3:32 PM
 
See, to recall when he did not play in prem it weakened our side once he got fit unfortunately he then got unfit !!!
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We won promotion, not ONLY by winning the play-offs, when we still failed to keep a clean sheet! The games to my mind was won long ago, after Brentford FC took six points of us in the League, they came to Wembley thinking that they only had to beat FFC as they had twice before and they would be in the land of milk and honey. Football does not work that way, especially with 'one off' games. Mr Parker says he is going to stay loyal to the players who won promotion and that is only fair, but if we do not reinforce our squad (which is far too small) for the Premiership, by Christmas FFC could well be struggling. I say bring back Chris Smalling from Man Un for £20 million and Ollie Watkins from Brentford for £23 million (no more, they are asking £50 mill, what a joke) and find at least six other players with Premiership experinece or its back the the Championship! Fact.
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You must be joking,Smalling 20m he will be 31 in november and is well past it,we need a younger squad not stop gaps. WATKINS 25m tops,and 2 quality defenders 40m the pair.And get shot of SERI & ANGUISSA should get at least 40m the pair.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:38 AM
 
Just wallow in the moment RoC and enjoy the vibes washing over you, worry about the future a little later....
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:40 AM
 
Forget sma
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:27 AM
 
About right kuyne
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:34 AM
 
The key is signing players with proven premiership experience that was the big big mistake last time also SP is correct to give the players that won promotion the chance to prove themselves at the higher level
posted by Fulham supporter (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 11:55 AM
 
We should sound out Vertongen - proven entity and available
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 07th August 2020, 12:44 PM
 
 
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Excellent assessment in todays "I " newspaper football page of the three promoted teams is best I have read. Brought me back to earth .Worth reading
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Do you have a link please?
posted by Hints (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 2:40 AM
 
https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-predictions-leeds-west-brom-fulham-relegation-572864
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 9:35 AM
 
Short but sweet, many thanks.
posted by Hints - Friday 07th August 2020, 1:50 PM
 
Typical shallow newspaper stuff.
posted by The Time Is Now - Friday 07th August 2020, 3:34 PM
 
Agree with two of them think palace time has come along with roy
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There is only so much weeping and wallowing a young man should do, and i feel we can put in a cheeky offer for a tearful and so sad Ollie Watkins. I hear that the Brentford fund-ISA department is slapping the ridiculous fee of 50 million on Watkins. See the trouble you get yourself into when you play with monopoly money and pretend houses Buzz Bee?? A more realistic proper money offer of 18-20 million for the scopey and talented Watkins is more than enough surely? Okay' chuck in a box of 'jammy-dodgers' will send Ollie's mum into raptures of joy, and certainly, sweeten the deal. With free postage and packaging and shave some tax off the vat bill will see happy days for both sides. Why pay extortionate fee's to the money men and greedy agents for sealing a deal like this one, simples i say! Ollie' a happy ending is yours to grasp, say yes to Fulham and build on your growing reputation by signing for Fulham. Legendary status and great riches awaits you 'Sir Ollie Watkins' Just sign for Fulham and join an illustrious, and ambitious team proud to grace the green-fields of Craven Cottage. Oh' Ollie' what say thee lad' 'what say thee'...
 
 
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Forget Sess - bring Harvey Elliot back on loan??
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Too much drinky-poo's John' Sessegnon is a all-rounder for me, and he can score more goals than Elliot all day long...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:04 PM
 
For me wipe the slate clean go for someone new
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:24 PM
 
What? You don't rate Sess the boy king anymore? We can make room for an extra goalscorer...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:21 PM
 
I agree ...what's this obsession with going backwards ...
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:22 PM
 
Don’t want Elliot back at this club !!!!sess maybey But where will we play him
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:37 AM
 
Owen think sess is a failed leftback average left winger to be fair he got his share of goals by being in the right place at the right time But he’s not a defensive. Midfielder so where the hell do you play him think his brother could make a right back and wide right player
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 07th August 2020, 10:43 AM
 
Never go back is is good adage, anyway Sess was brilliant in the Championship but very ordinary in the PL. The key to us staying up is to keep most of the squad together and adding a few player that are real class and stand out with what they do. We have a top striker but a top class centre back and a top progressive midfielder would make such a difference and would inspire the rest of the squad.
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Apparently We are talking to Spurs about Sess returning on loan and are going to sign Harrison Reed for £8 million, also looking for a central defender to play alongside Hector r
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Harrison Reed plus a CB plus a RB. Ream and Odoi/Christie aren’t Premier League level. LeMarchand isn’t Championship level. Mawson has never impressed and chronically injured. We don’t need to spend beyond that.
posted by Drago (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 5:15 PM
 
To be honest we need like 3 CB. But at least one quality CB would certainly be huge. If no one else 1 CB; then I agree a RB and a second FW. Also our midfield is very thin, who do we have? Reed, Cairney, Onomah... and then the desert... Arter, Johansen, McDonald, ugh!
posted by Marco (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:00 PM
 
Arter to sign new contract,WHAT,he will be 31 in a couple of months and is definitely not a premier player, a spot of nepotism maybe.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 9:07 PM
 
In the PL you cannot have more than two loan players. So all these wholesale loan rumours cannot be true. Until Tuesday I am sure we have been making enquiries as both as a Championship team and as a potential PL team and the rumours have probably been combined by the idiot press.
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:27 PM
 
get rid of Bobby Reid and Cav and Knockhaert and get some strikers in to give Mitro a hand.
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Apparently We are talking to Spurs about Sess returning on loan and are going to sign Harrison Reed for £8 million, also looking for a central defender to play alongside Hector r
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Fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:01 PM
 
 
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It will be interesting to see if Arsenal make any multi million pound purchases now that they have saved money by laying off 55 backroom staff . Meanwhile Ozil takes £350 K a week and can’t be arsed to try , maybe he should resign his wages probably would cover for all 55 staff . Football can be a dirty business
 
 
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iS NOT HUMAN NATURE FUNNY,WE NOW HAVE BLOKES ON HERE TELLING US HOW THE BLOKES WHO SLAGGED S/P NOW HAVE EGG ON THERE FACES KNOWING THAT THEY ALSO WERE THE SAME BLOKES WHO ALSO SLAGGED S/P OF,WE ALL CHANGE SIDES IN THE NICEST WAY POSSIBLE TO MAKE OURSELVES LOOK SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE SUPPORTER.hE DID A GREAT JOB ON THE NIGHT,LETS WAIT TILL NEXT MAY THEN WE CAN ALL GET ON THE WAGGON AND PRAISE OR GIVE HIM HIS P45,MY GUESS IS BY JANUARY HALF WILL BE CALLING FOR HIS HEAD.
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It’s called being a fan, because we all think we know what’s best for the club! ‘Twas evert thus
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:02 PM
 
To be fair I said all along he should be judged at the end of the season,managers are judged /employed by results. No doubt he’s made mistakes in his first full season but as long as you learn by them that’s what life is about. I wish him well for next season and should be judged at the end of the season not after 10 games.
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 5:29 PM
 
Well done and congratulations to Parker, his staff and all the players. A very successful season. But and it's an enormous but, I have not enjoyed this season. It's been boring and littered with below par performances. The worst game for me was WBA away. Playoffs guaranteed. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. So many fans were dying for Parker to go for it. Of course we didn't, we gained a pointless point and waved goodbye to WBA and automatic promotion. Even before the final I had lost interest and felt whatever will be will be. Enjoyed the Cardiff away game and the final. Great, great goals and everybody is up including me. Realistically, staying up on goal difference would amount to success so I anticipate another unejoyable season, and will be craving for flair football but in all honesty outside the top six, who would that be last season? Sheffield United?
posted by Chris (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 6:58 PM
 
Sorry we've been so disappointing this season Chris ...I'm sure they will try to double there efforts to entertain next season !!!!..
posted by Markrightback (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:20 PM
 
Getting out of the Championship is a slog and playing pretty football is a secondary. The only entertaining team was Brentford and they did not go up.
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https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/august/06/comms-cam
posted by The Time Is Now - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:39 PM
 
You make some very good points Chris, that WBA game in particular, seemed a gutless performance at the time. Mind you, if we’d won it, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to put our noisy neighbours in their place.
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Congratulations Brentford fc Bottling play offs like we bottle beer !
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Anyone tried my Brentford crumble ?
posted by Aunt Bessie (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:46 PM
 
I’d swop Benrahma and Watkins in a heartbeat for Seri and Anguissa. I’d chuck in Bobby De C Reid, Knockers and Ivan to sweeten the deal.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:06 PM
 
Did the brentford guys play last Tuesday?
posted by Bob (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:37 PM
 
Seri - 25m, Anguissa - 30m, Reid - 10m, cav -15m, knockhaert - 6m. £80m total. You give them all for players not proven against the best!?
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:54 PM
 
Not sure about benrama reminds me of aluka. Excuse spelling lovely to watch but not much payback ( incedently think aluka. Better player would keep Reid.
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:23 PM
 
Seri ~ Anguissa.I know its not my money but I would take the 25m euros for each, and would save at least 6m in wages,these 2 are not cut out for the premiership.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:31 PM
 
Seri ~ Anguissa.I know its not my money but I would take the 25m euros for each, and would save at least 6m in wages,these 2 are not cut out for the premiership.
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At the Premier League’s Annual General Meeting today, Shareholders agreed to rules relating to VAR and substitute players for the 2020/21 season.

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

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

You never know, Parkers backroom team have made better players of Kamara, Onamah and Rodak so why not Anguissa and Seri if he comes home too?
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Anguissa yes. Seri absolutely no!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:02 PM
 
Would all be very sensible moves. I'm still not convinced by Kamara, he did pretty well on Tuesday night, but didn't influence a huge amount. Seri got an extraordinarily bad reputation after last season for giving the ball away too much. The problem was, centre-backs/goalkeepers would absolutely ping the ball to his midriff, making it almost impossible to control. A slower pace that we have now would surely help him.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:13 PM
 
Kebano has just clinched a 2 year extension. Well deserved and suggests the promotion team will be rewarded instead of replaced. I'd be okay seeing Zambo back, he began to look good under Parker. AK47 is a very valuable player if used right. 90mins will never be the way with him. last 15 to bully tired defenders, well he would strike the fear of god into anyone.
posted by O David (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:18 PM
 
Bobby Zambo is far too old....
posted by Marbella White 1 - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:40 PM
 
The way he carried on, I wouldn’t let Seri back into the country, let alone the club.
posted by Keetch54 - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:55 PM
 
Seri came here with a good reputation felt the game was passing him by at times maybey coming from A foreign country straight into prem Needed time to settle as stated if we are to play a slower paced game might suit
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https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2020/08/05/premier-league-standings-prediction-2020-21/ 1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Manchester United 4. Chelsea 5. Arsenal 6. Tottenham 7. Leicester City 8. Wolves 9. Everton 10. Southampton 11. West Ham 12. Brighton 13. Burnley 14. Sheffield United 15. Leeds United 16. Aston Villa 17. Newcastle United 18. Crystal Palace 19. Fulham 20. West Brom
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Leeds?. Newcastle higher sheffutd down palace down West Brom down
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:46 AM
 
How do people guess the league positions before the close season transfers have been completed ..... Utter rubbish
posted by Alan (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:36 PM
 
Don’t need to wait for transfers for lower clubs anyway matter of opinion That’s why we post !!
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Sky Sports: Fulham looking at Ryan Fraser winger from Bournemouth (out of contract), and posting a 12m + bid for Kyle Walker-Peters defender (Spurs on loan at S'ton)
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Ryan Fraser - yes yes yes! Kyle Walker - maybe maybe maybe! Sessengnon - not sure not sure not sure.
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Walker looks promising,not so sure about having Sess back
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:34 AM
 
Several articles are saying that Leicester will be selling Chilwell to Chelsea for 30mil +,and are interested in Bryan who they could possibly acquire for 5/7mil,are they taking the wee-wee
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:45 AM
 
Monthly payment plan over 12 months perhaps ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:38 PM
 
The Mail and Sun both report that Ryan Fraser wouldn’t re-new his contract with Bournemouth on £67K / week because he thinks he’s worth £100K . Palace can have him .
posted by Alan (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:10 PM
 
Frazier ain’t worth them wages we could pick up someone for half that .
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I don't expect that you would have expected to hear from me, after Tuesday's disaster for my club, but I really thought that we would beat you quite easily, and if hadn't have been for the referee, we would probably have won, as two of your players should have been sent off, and as he didn't it gave you lot the advantage, and it looked like your experience of a previous final gave you the edge. Through gritted teeth, I must say well done, and hopefully, providing that we don't lose half of our squad, we will be joining you in the Premier League, where we will start beating you all over again. Come on you beeeeeez
posted by Busy Bee (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:14 AM
 
Being the better team with the better players gave us more than an edge ! BMW ? More like Skoda !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:23 AM
 
Almost gracious, but thanks nevertheless for your congratulations. Think it’s a bit rich claiming ‘foul’ regarding the refs decision. You well know, that over a season you win a few and lose a few, claiming, ‘We would have won if’ is a bit wet. Think of all the decisions that have gone your way. Be a man don’t look for excuses, you were completely out played on the night. Tactically and technically. Good luck this season and who knows we might see you in the PL in 22.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:35 AM
 
Takes a big bee to say he got it wrong Some of our anti parker fans take note You have a great style for championship If you can keep players BFc management should persevere. Don’t forget we had near misses wba hit the post Leeds last year Just bad luck you faced us pretty sure we would have beaten anybody in playoff final at Wembley. ( your big mistake was beating us in League We would have avoided you somehow any good luck
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 10:56 AM
 
Thank you for the confidence and endorsement that we are promoted to the premier league to stay and won’t be seeing you (if you are promoted next season) as we go past each other!!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:16 PM
 
Let’s face it Fulham were by far the better team your boys completely bottled it I truly wish you all the best although would be surprised if you hang on to your top players. Never under estimate the opposition I think the player who was bragging about Fulham being scared motivated us more
posted by Chief (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 12:45 PM
 
Next season Brentford will have experience of the play off. You may have noticed you did not get bragging from us, don’t count your chickens ect. I wish you all the luck with injury and cards for next season and maybe play you in the prem. That would be great, your new stadium could be like a secret weapon because the big clubs may find it difficult.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:28 PM
 
Please do not be disrespectful to Brentford. They are a great team as we can and should acknowledge, they performed excellently and exciting nearly all season and were favourites to be promoted for a long time. Someone had to lose. We won on the day. The tactics of SP in the final were spot on. Brentford have a great bunch of players and I wish them success for the future. Just to let readers know I am a FFC man and been so since 1955. I still Referee in Devon and I am registered with Devon FA and Surrey FA. I was born in Putney and could see FFC's ground.
posted by Rob (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 2:04 PM
 
Didn’t see anyone ‘disrespecting’ Brentford. I thought all exchanges, on both sides, were pretty gentlemanly. Just slightly differing views.
posted by Realistic (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 4:15 PM
 
Not sure about a great side. Good side by the way it’s called experience saying we was scared of them was more worried about villa last time !!! Thought bees would bottle it
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Well that got you interested.....saw a photo of him today wearing a full facemask so there are some benefits then.....
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Now we are back in the Premier ( boy does that sound good) will be interesting reading the gossip columns to find out who we are trying to bring in to strengthen our squad.
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Firstly congratulations to Scott Parker and he’s staff,against all the doubters on this site asking for he’s head every time we don’t get a result,thing is after the restart we started exactly the same against Brentford and like yesterday didn’t score,difference is we didn’t let them back into the game,these games are dictated to by refs decisions and luck,Reed lucky to stay on the pitch. Statistically Parker has been more successful than Slav having gained promotion at first attempt. No doubt he won’t last the season with a very short break needing several new signings to bed in as we start against the best players and clubs in the world with a much larger budget than us. Hope I’m wrong COYW
 
 
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While we celebrate the promotion and a jackpot of £140m many millions of people are losing their jobs, including 55 today at Arsenal. I can understand a small business cutting their staff as they would otherwise have to sell their house to pay their salary, but a top premier league club need to cut 55 people from their payroll?? These are probably dinner ladies and cleaners earning probably less than 30k a year, and maybe much less. I am not against capitalism but at times like that, all Arsenal would need to do is To swap a experienced player they’d like to buy with a young and upcoming professional to more than balance the book. 55 people - maybe £2m salary a year. So instead of buying a player on 8m salary get someone on 6m. Rich clubs need to do more at times like this. I bet the next news we hear from Arsenal is they are buying a £55m player!! Best of luck to the 55 dinner ladies, ticket office people and cleaners, etc being released of their job today!
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Bet they would love to unload Ozil, happy to sit on his arse and collect £350,000 a week,! That might help pay a few staff at the club !
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:47 PM
 
In this day and age where everybody is cutting their cloth it appears that top footballers managers and those in the hierarchy particularly the premiership dont give a s..t.One method is not to pay agents fees which in many cases amounts to 10/15% on top of transfer fees,a massive savings there. Results payment would be another idea.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 7:16 PM
 
Thats Capitalism and corporate greed the wages the players get, (are given )are criminal yes I would take it but the owners don't get their money from just football that is just a little side line to all their other company's etc would it not hurt the players to help out the tea lady's etc not in this world I'm afraid. got to go to a little local supermarket now for a shop TES--.
posted by worple (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 7:30 PM
 
Probably sacrificed to pay Aubameyangs astronomical wages
posted by SmithyFFC - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 8:21 PM
 
At least the players showing there disgust hopefully they will review there wage situation And the directors Will also modify there transfer policy presume aresnal will pick up 160 mill plus other endorsements and euro money surely they could have not been so brutal or rolled with it For a season
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 11:04 AM
 
I assume most of these post are in jobs that do not exist while we do not have a vaccine. For example if we allow a third of capacity supporters in the ground, you only need a third as many stewards, a third as many men on the gates and as third as many people selling food and drink. Apply that to all the match day functions and it is easy to see why you would need less staff. It is only in communist countries you employ people to do nothing. Most of these post are ones it will be easy to refill if things ever go back to normal.
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I hope we piss off as many as those knobs as possible by taking 3 points off them!
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Don’t let them get you down smithy just bask in the afterglow of last night we’ve just shut up one lot of inbreds. Let’s worry about the lodgers. In six weeks ( not that I will lose sleep over them we will have more important matter to tend to have a nice break everybody !!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:03 PM
 
Don’t let them get you down smithy just bask in the afterglow of last night we’ve just shut up one lot of inbreds. Let’s worry about the lodgers. In six weeks ( not that I will lose sleep over them we will have more important matter to tend to have a nice break everybody !!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:04 PM
 
Don’t let them get you down smithy just bask in the afterglow of last night we’ve just shut up one lot of inbreds. Let’s worry about the lodgers. In six weeks ( not that I will lose sleep over them we will have more important matter to tend to have a nice break everybody !!!!!!!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:05 PM
 
Don’t worry about them smithy !!! There. Jealous of us because we are a proper football club theve just got a decent team !!!! theve always envied us
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:09 PM
 
I hope we can be a Sheffield United not a Norwich. That needs careful buying using the existing team at the centre plus any real improvements we can make.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:40 PM
 
We have a serious tactical manager who understands the Premier League. The buying department will have been chastened by the last PL experience and hopefully will be more sensible and acquire say three very good players who will enhance the present squad.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 6:00 PM
 
We have a serious tactical manager who understands the Premier League. The buying department will have been chastened by the last PL experience and hopefully will be more sensible and acquire say three very good players who will enhance the present squad.
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Apologies for duplication. I pad went crazy mid afternoon ( that’s my excuse for to many drinks still celebrating !!!!!)
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Apologies for duplication. I pad went crazy mid afternoon ( that’s my excuse for to many drinks still celebrating !!!!!)site error keeps coming up
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Sorry about repeats iPad gone mad
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Been trying to think of a post to write. One that will appease those who want me to scoff humble pie, but also one that is still true to my opinion about the club. First of all, what a game that was, Parker showed that he can have a plan B and has been impressive since the Covid break - Fully deserved result, well done to all involved. Players like Kebano, bryan and onomah have proven me wrong over the last month. I was their biggest critic, but my god did Joe Bryan make up for some of his errors earlier in the season, and Kebano bailed us out time and time again. I’d like to apologise to all 3 players, they really pulled out all the stops when it mattered and they are the type of players you want on your team. I will get onboard with Parker now, even if I am still not his biggest fan - not because of his achievements, but because of his style of play which is slow and boring, but is beginning to work! Our defence looks solid and that is something we have needed for a long time. Christie has impressed but I do still feel we need an other right back. Going forward, let’s hope we bring in one or two quality additions but keep the bulk of the promotion team together. I do hope Tony Khan has learnt from last time. One thing I would like to see improve, is for SP to get the most out of our 'best' players. He has done it with the fringe players, but if he could get our key ones firing on all cylinders, we could really push on from here. We obviously needed time for the constant rotating door of players to gel, and it’s a shame the summer break is so short because we will miss out on the opportunity to get business done early this year, which is why it is even more key to keep the bulk of the promotion squad together. Anyway.. what a game! what a night! what a performance and what an unlikely hero! Come on Fulham!
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Ditto!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:47 PM
 
I agree. One thing though, I would like to see him give more of a chance to the young players who come through our own ranks.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:03 PM
 
That's in keeping with the idea of maintaining the same dressing room morale.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:09 PM
 
Send to me a large portion of Humble Pie. However I do agree with the contents of the original post.. Good Luck Fulham. Stay in the Prem this time around.. COYW
posted by Rob Clark (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:47 PM
 
O David not trying to make you scoff humble pie Good post & all FFC fans must on cloud nine.... We will have to see what the Prem holds for us next season, but I'm pretty sure we wont waste another £100 mill.
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:53 PM
 
That’s how parker plays more suited to prem
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:17 PM
 
I was impressed when Bryan said that Parker had spoken to him and Reid about the Brentford keeper at free kicks. It shows Scott certainly does his homework and is learning fast. We are lucky to have him . COYW !!!
posted by werderdel (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:46 PM
 
Do you have humble pie with chips and peas.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 6:32 PM
 
TTIN & mushey peas or beans up to you.
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 7:03 PM
 
Nice heartfelt post. Let’s hope we all have good reason to stay on side and keep the faith in the coming months. We all know it isn’t going to be easy. Just got to have a committed team of one hundred percenters,not like last time. Can’t ask anymore than that. I would say they do look a happy bunch with a fondness for Parker. Hope he can keep that spirit in the team.
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 8:31 AM
 
Well said David, as elegant a piece of Humble Pie as you could wish for.
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Well, well, what a fantastic result. However, we can only pray that we don't experience a repeat from last year! We'll need to make some signings, obviously, as not the whole squad is capable to perform in the Premier League. My priorities, and maybe even realistic targets from relegated teams, and Championship clubs! What do you think?: 1. Harrison Reed - what a fantastic performance from him this season. Deserves to play in the Premier League, hopefully we can snatch him up before Hojbjerg moves to Spurs. 2. RB - Odoi and Christie aren't going to be up to it. Max Aarons is probably unrealistic, but Sam Byram (also Norwich) has decent Premier League experience. Janmaat is a much more experienced option from Watford. 3. Attacking depth - Knockaert, Cavaleiro, Kamara - probably not quite good enough at the top level. Sarr and Success from Watford could do a job, but any of the front three from Brentford, B.M.W. will surely get snapped up soon!
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You mad no mention of Ream, in my opinion he's a major liability who gives careless balls away and fankly he doesn't seem to be motivated anymore. Shame but bi bi Tim.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:12 PM
 
Totally agree, but Mawson and Hector are 'adequate' enough for now. I'd say our priorities are the three above. Ream's legs are definitely gone though!
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:17 PM
 
Personally can't comment on Mawson but where has he been since we signed him? Either warming the bench or on the physio table. Love Ream but probably not good enough. Think we might need someone to partner Hector. But at least we have Hector, what a player.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:33 PM
 
Just saw reports linking us with Sessegnon on loan, and Walker-Peters, both from Spurs. The latter has been hugely impressive since the restart, and would be a fantastic signing. A surprise move for John Stones? He has great feet, and despite being error-prone, I still feel he's got a huge amount of potential. Calum Chambers also isn't getting any game time at Arsenal!
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:42 PM
 
Isn't Mawson right footed? Meaning you coudn't play him along side Hector if he is.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:48 PM
 
Google says Mawson is left footed. Would love Sess back on loan.
posted by O David (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:57 PM
 
Wait, are you suggesting that two right-footed professional centre-backs are incapable of playing together? I agree, having a predominantly left-footed centre-back on the left is preferable...it sure ain't impossible though.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:03 PM
 
Exactly Dan; a left footed centre back on the left is preferable. I would go one further and say extremely important and most preferable ;0). Can't think of too many teams that play four across the back who have two left or two right footed centre backs. Can you?
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:30 PM
 
Le Marchand has to go. Not even Championship standard. A rabbit in headlights last time in PL. Our odds went from 1/10 to 1/6 when he came on. Even the bookies know
posted by SmithyFFC - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:36 PM
 
Yep, I can think of one. Those fellas who just won the Premier League. Van Dijk, Matip and just a bonus - Gomez...all right-footed.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:47 PM
 
Just the one club huh? ok, then I rest my case M'Lud ;0)))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:56 PM
 
This is fun though! Real Madrid, a second European Champion, Ramos, Varane, Militao, and hey, Nacho! All right-footed. Paris Saint Germain, WOW, ANOTHER European Champion! Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, both right-footed.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:02 PM
 
VVD kicks equally well with both feet idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:02 PM
 
As a professional footballer, I would hope that he would! He is though, primarily right-footed. Moron! Banter.
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:05 PM
 
Re: Mawson,he is a bigger sick note than Andy Johnson,we should not be buying players with serial injury problems.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:20 PM
 
See Reid on tv this morning seemed like he was looking forward to coming season. With ffc made no comments othrewise seemed more than happy with his lot and committed to club. Don’t know if he s heard something
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:24 PM
 
Let's hope so!
posted by Dan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:26 PM
 
When I started playing football as a infant and teenager was two. Footed by the age of fourteen bad show a pro cant use two feet !!! ( mind you I was a good player ) !!!!!!!!!!hm
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Dicks Out!
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One of favourite chants at the time
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:35 PM
 
Branfoot out !!!! ( even better )
posted by Keetch54 - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 6:33 PM
 
 
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I have had to eat it a few times on here ......To all the anti Parker brigade a simple sorry will do. Give the man some credit......
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WELL done the lads, the defib was not need even though my heart was pumping like mad when they got near our goal rodak seemed quite calm as was hector so as the game wore on we seemed to realise they were not that good on the night.Respects to mr parker he got tactics correct and showed feeling at end something he never did at league games,now the problem who goes and who comes in????? mawson and betts out , new back up keeper in and c/back , one striker two wingers, dont expect to much of knocky and carvalho,knocky red card waiting to happen in prem, total waste of 20 mill,.keep kabano and ak , but expect complete different approach , cant wait . coyw
posted by the real arch bishop. (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 2:36 PM
 
Sorry Will ;0).

Still not pro-Parker but extremely happy with last night's result and the promotion to the Prem. Congratulations to him and I wish him every success for next season with Fulham.

BTW if you listen to Scott's interview from last night carefully, you will hear that it was one of the coaching team's ideas for Bryan to shoot if we had a free kick in that position but Parker's decision for him to take the shot when he did. I think we tried something similar aganst Cardiff or Sheff. Weds.

Who cares though, we are back in the Prem for a minimum of 38 games and win, lose or draw we will be entertained at a completely different level from September. Looking forward to it immensely and hopefully we can start going back to games after Christmas.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:55 PM
 
Same as MST. Should the posters who didn’t rate Bryan apologise? It’s football mate.
posted by Gaz - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:34 PM
 
Keep both keepers and give mawson a go feel sure we have not seen the best of him seem to recall we played ok when he settled into side when he first arrived
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:38 PM
 
Yes Gaz It is football & it goes wrong most times. As for Bryan I'm not for or against, time will tell. But give Parker a break 1st full year in charge and back to the prem & a bit of humble pie won't kill you.
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 7:18 PM
 
I am overjoyed that Parker has achieved promotion, I have got nothing against Parker and never have. I just am not a fan of the way we play, not Parker. Try reading my posts before you ask me to eat humble pie. Once again we’ll done Scott and let’s hope your system is successful. By the way get off the fence about Bryan, he was magnificent last night so give him a break you plank.
posted by Gaz - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:22 PM
 
Gaz the only plank is YOU
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:36 PM
 
Gaz FCUK off
posted by Will (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:53 PM
 
I am enjoying our achievements and don’t want to to spoil it so I will take your knowledgeable advice. Good luck for next season and as a Fulham fan for over 60 years I truly hope you enjoy it.
posted by Gaz - Thursday 06th August 2020, 7:45 AM
 
 
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Their guy looking like a wild eyed coke head nutter who's been sleeping rough, compared to our Scotty in his dapper suit, shirt and tie complete with tie pin. We won on style alone......
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All the pundits felt the SP had got his tactics spot on last night, so all of us Myself included who felt we needed a new manager should recognise we do in fact have the right man at the helm . Next season will be tough ,but let’s not jump on his back when the going gets tough . The emotion pouring out of him at the final whistle showed just how much this great little club means to him. And to all the Brentford fans- wish you well for next season sure you will be in the mix again.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 2:18 PM
 
Good post John. I got a bit lumpy in the throaty when he talked about the tough times he's had this season and my admiration for him went up in leaps and bounds. His players obviously love and respect him, you could tell that, so well done Scotty you did us proud.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 2:30 PM
 
CANT MOAN ABOUT PARKER , HE DID WOT HES PAID 2 DO GET PROMOTED , we will no a lot more about him this time next year , just hope he gets a say in the players we bring in
posted by eric,m (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:07 PM
 
We might even know more about him next season !
posted by Rob (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 5:37 PM
 
Easier said than done not many teams come straight back up well done Scott
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 7:01 PM
 
 
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I have the official Club Calendar which has a different player for each month, well the player for the month of August is...Joe Bryan.
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Wow, sounds like something or someone knew he would be the man of August, spooky
posted by Roy (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:02 PM
 
You have an official club calendar Baz???? LOL ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 4:58 PM
 
Yeah, why? We all use calendars don’t we. It was Betts last month and Mawson next month. I just thought it strange that man of the month was already on the calendar for that month.
posted by BAZ (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 1:33 PM
 
 
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Never been so happy for a Manager nice to see a good guy win, has had unfair stick . There will be hard times ahead but we have a great bunch of players all working together lovely club from top to bottom let’s be right behind them COYW
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Congratulations Fulham, well deserved, and thank you for shutting up big mouth Frank lol. Enjoy. Swans Fan.
posted by Rob Banx (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 1:14 PM
 
CONGRATULATIONS.
posted by BuzziB (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 2:17 PM
 
Thank you Rob and Buzzib
posted by Alan (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 2:52 PM
 
 
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Internet gone down in smallbrentford.
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There’s a few of our own who are keeping a low profile today too. :))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 11:53 AM
 
Mortlake, it’s called exhaustion
posted by Rm (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 12:06 PM
 
Has anyone seen Brentford? Certainly didn't turn up yesterday
posted by Riversiders (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 12:10 PM
 
Did not allow them to play !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 7:04 PM
 
 
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these are strange times and an even shorter close season means the hard work starts now. Yes the players might get a couple of weeks without football but that's all. The club's work for the new season begins today. We do not want all this work to get back to the PL to go wrong like last time. We do need to strengthen our squad considerably with at least four core players being added to the squad/team. Of course there are doubts about Parker's capability as a manager in the PL perhaps he will do another Joka and we will be looking for a new manager (Eddie Howe) by Christmas. Enjoy the close season Fulham fans last night was a truly memorable match and all the credit goes to the players and coaching team for that. They have earned respect for this achievement.
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Pride first. Respect the whole team, they sure gave everything. I kicked every ball and made every tackle! Knackered today! Here's to a Prem season with more knowledge than before. Commisserations to Busy and Bertie and Co they can be proud there team gave there all!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 11:20 AM
 
 
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Both these players were sent on loan when we were relegated. Seri to Galataseri in Turkey and Angguissa to Villareal in Spain. According to reports , both have done well, and the clubs they are at want to sign them. I assume everyone was waiting to see whether Fulham would be promoted before a decision is made on their future. I expect now we know, we may be hearing soon whether they will return or be sold.
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Terence Kongolo presumably will join on a free since his contract ran out at Huddersfield and was with us on loan up until his injury?
posted by Pez (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:53 AM
 
Sorry he's contracted to 2022, page i looked at originally said 2020 so would have to be a fee
posted by Pez (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:55 AM
 
Do not forget Fabricio Agosto Ramirez.
posted by The Time Is Now - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 11:07 AM
 
 
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....that after our glorious win last night that all posters on this board now see fit to bury their various hatchets. The Prem campaign is sure going to be a rocky road for all of us so let's remember last night's celebrations and let's be nice to each other. If you don't, and in the immortal words of the Imp, you truly will be - idiots!!! COYW'S!!
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Hear, hear! Won’t hold my breath though!
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 11:56 AM
 
Only when you're upside down in the Dart.
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:49 PM
 
Well I for one am glad to have you 2 guys back....
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 3:58 PM
 
Hey Ari, thought you’d retired! How are the cows?:) Been last month down on the Dart and Teign, showing them how it’s done...... also backstroke:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 9:05 AM
 
Retired? Retarded more like. Monsoon is very late arriving and it looks like we're in the third year of a drought. Water temps in Devon and Cornwall must be a problem for trout. Stay dry old mate.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 06th August 2020, 3:48 PM
 
Cheers, you too. You’re absolutely right all salmon and sea trout hanging out at sea. When they do come up they get really knocked around due to lack of water, then the parasites and disease move in:( Not as bad as your situation, 3 years is a lng long time. I’ll send Burt Lancaster round:( Take Care, stay hydrated:))
posted by Mortlake (Guest) - Thursday 06th August 2020, 5:13 PM
 
 
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REALLY NOT GOOD FULHAM FANS - I'M ASHAMED OF YOU:0(((((

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fulham-fans-premier-league-promotion-craven-cottage-a4516856.html
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Idiots!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:22 AM
 
It was never here mst.
posted by Covid (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 12:00 PM
 
Good reporting there, it said we won 2-0.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 1:40 PM
 
At least no fireworks were setting the cottage on fire like in Liverpool
posted by SmithyFFC - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 8:30 PM
 
 
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Our defensive coach has been proved right,why the hell did we cast him aside after Slav?
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It doesn’t matter anymore! Not sure why this is even relevant now. We are promoted. Clean slate. We should look forward and not back!
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 10:20 AM
 
Slav cast him a side, because he felt we could not play so open last time we went up Parker brought him back
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I really like the recent pitch side interviews with Parker. The interviews were less formal, compare to behind a desk, and provided more insight into the game and the managers thinking. As such, it has really shone a light on Parker. He’s calm (sometimes maybe too calm for some of us), well spoken and most important of all, know the game so well. He masterminded the free kick last night. He told the team to play triangles on either side of the pitch to contain Brentford attack. Previously he gave technical insight on how to play Cardiff at their ground. He knows he’s football and very analytical. I can see how he out thought Brentford last night and Bielsa away earlier in the season. He’s a technical genius. Those wanting him out really need to think again. He’s done better than Lampard Or Gerrard in his first season and I would not be surprised if Spurs at some point soon knocking into the door for him!
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So you think Spurs might be looking at Parker for the future? Let's see, isn't it usual for Spurs to take our successes and turn them into failures? The road from Fulham to Spurs is not usually a good trip, ask Ryan Sessenong oh and maybe Josh Onamah who's found the opposite journey works for him
posted by NRL (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 12:18 PM
 
And don't forget Liverpool, they really knew what to do with Woy.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 1:44 PM
 
Lets hope Spurs don't want us to swop Parker for their manager.
posted by Alicante Bert (Guest) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 9:29 PM
 
 
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Congratulations Fulham Fc from a life-long Man U supporter (wef October, 1956). Just make sure you stay with the so-called big boys and the Mancester United kings of the 'back-passing' rubbish game.
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Thank you.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Wednesday 05th August 2020, 1:39 PM
 

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