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General Discussion / Re: At what stage to you admit enough is enough?
« Last post by colinwhite on Today at 01:07:02 PM »
We arent down until we are down, and all the `realists` that dont seem to get that ,dont understand the psychology of doing anything else . The day we accept we are down creates a slippery slope for next time. After christmas last season the realists were claiming we were out of it and could even go down . Football isnt always logical and a requirement is that you keep on fighting whatever the situation ,whatever the score. People who understand the game know THAT to be the only  logic that matters. Our situation isnt good but we are not down and can still  turn it around.
No offense but its a good job you arent running the club ,sorry.
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General Discussion / Re: Anguissa - Worst signing in history?
« Last post by Statto on Today at 01:03:47 PM »
I seem to remember the reported fee was around £24 million and there was also mention of €30 million euros - this then somehow forgotten that they reported in euros and people began talking as if it were £30 million.
Either way it’s a huge amount of money for the club to spend on a player who is far far from proven

Agree, whether it was £24m or £30m is frankly immaterial, the point is it was bloody loads. Getting a bit like the brexit bus that should have said £250m instead of £350m.
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Thoughtful posting but unsure about Parker filling the void.  I would have preferred the Club to have rid itself of Ranieri already and have a strategy about what football it wants Fulham to play and how we can ensure we build for success in the Championship in a sensible period of time.  I think it is a stretch to think we will recover quickly enough to challenge next season although I will concede it could happen.  My own view is that whatever else our DoF doesn't do he does at least have a plan agreed by all concerned, a plan that he will not be able to thwart through negligence or sheer incompetence.  I am not sure we will get that with TK in post.

Parker was quoted, only if we had no one to fill that void, if Ranieri was outed. Ideally, I’d like to do what Huddersfield are doing, and have our guy in now, as they have a head start.
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General Discussion / Re: Dream time - new manager
« Last post by MJG on Today at 12:51:25 PM »
Lee Johnson

+1
why?

Could you tell what kind of style he likes his teams to play?
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General Discussion / Re: At what stage to you admit enough is enough?
« Last post by MJG on Today at 12:38:16 PM »
Effectively we are not out of it even if we get to 31 games stuck on 17 pts. 7 games gives you 21 points and max of 38. From that point  onwards we are on the road to being done.
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General Discussion / Re: At what stage to you admit enough is enough?
« Last post by ffcne on Today at 12:35:56 PM »
I still cannot believe we have a very outside chance of survival.
But i think game over if we do not get 6 points from next 2 games.
Ranieri was never the man to get us out of this mess.
 
 
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General Discussion / Re: Grinding out this season
« Last post by MJG on Today at 12:31:32 PM »
It certaiinly is a grind this season. The worst of it is the walk to the ground before each home game. It is a walk I have always loved; the match anticipation, a walk by the side of Old Father Thames, occasionally a pint by the river, enetrering the historic stadium and the build up.  Not any more, this year I trudge rather wearily in antipation of almost certain defeat and now, even worse, the nature of those defeats. Dreadful, I cannot wait for the end of this wretched season.

Will my wife and I renew our season tickets? Probably not while Tony Khan is D o F.
I'm feeling empty inside about the people in charge so if you add ticket hikes to make up for less fans next year then Take vision for my great club no thanks.
yet you have no evidence that this will happen but have peddled this view all year, what will you say if they don't go up?
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Thoughtful posting but unsure about Parker filling the void.  I would have preferred the Club to have rid itself of Ranieri already and have a strategy about what football it wants Fulham to play and how we can ensure we build for success in the Championship in a sensible period of time.  I think it is a stretch to think we will recover quickly enough to challenge next season although I will concede it could happen.  My own view is that whatever else our DoF doesn't do he does at least have a plan agreed by all concerned, a plan that he will not be able to thwart through negligence or sheer incompetence.  I am not sure we will get that with TK in post.
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General Discussion / Re: Grinding out this season
« Last post by toshes mate on Today at 12:22:42 PM »
In fact, there are a lot more unsuccessful teams than ones permanently successful - the top six - and these teams, the great majority, all have dedicated, lifelong fans.  And these clubs and fans are the  bedrock of the game, unlike the top few, who attract a disproportionate amount of  media publicity and money, with fans who often didn't grow up  going to see them every week, and following them through thick and thin, but just follow them because of their glamorous image.
An evocative post, RaySmith, and I especially like this paragraph about the 'forgotten many' who have made and continue to make football what it is and yet are shunned by the big money crowd who only have thoughts about where that next additional profit will come from.  I always believed that my first love for Fulham was because it wasn't about money at all.  It was cheap, enjoyable and habit forming to the extent that if you could afford to follow the lads anywhere you would do so.  It was always about just being there, sharing the atmosphere and the common knowledge of most of the fans standing with you that there is something much deeper and more profound about watching professional football than can be explained away in notes and coins.
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General Discussion / At what stage to you admit enough is enough?
« Last post by Jimsbeerbelly on Today at 12:19:51 PM »
Most, including myself, will say we’re done already, however, the Club will naturally fight till the very end to keep Fulham in the Premiership.

With that in mind, at what stage do they admit defeat, and start putting building blocks in place, ready for next season in the Championship?

Personally, if we come away from West Ham with another defeat, that’s it for me, and I feel Ranieri should be moved on, no point in keeping him, but I feel the Club may do so until we are mathematically relegated.

For me, that’s not good enough, as we’re persistently late in everything we do, so, to prepare early for the Championship, and to give us a good head start, I’d move him on after West Ham.

Not everyone’s popular choice, but, I’d put Parker in charge until the end of the season, and I repeat, till end of the season only, whilst the Club look for Ranieri’s successor.

By all accounts, Parker does have a good relationship with most of the players, and, it’s important that this is upheld from now, until the end of the season, as relegations can be further dividing.

Club then needs to sit down and seriously look at its strategy, what went wrong, what wasn’t learnt from last time around in the Premier League, and those who are responsible for it, moved on, and I’m talking about the CEO here, Director of Football, Scouts etc, and replaced with competent individuals.

Tough to do anything about Tony, but I feel he needs to foot majority of the blame, and seriously consider getting better people around him after this car crash of a season.

Anyway, new coach of a Wagner type style needs to be appointed by close of this season, not after, not during the summer, but as soon as possible, so they can start working straight away, with current squad, and on future targets.

Personally, I don’t think we have to go through a 2 season period to bounce back, or, a Sunderland type drop, if we start to plan now, and get our ship in order.

Yes, it looks glum now, but, going down, we’ve never looked more healthier, and with the right strategy in place, I believe we can bounce straight back.

Over to you Tony..
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