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Offline FFCpmd

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Fulham top of the form table....
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:09:47 PM »

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 11:20:56 PM »
To boost our players' psychology, this should be printed and hanged in the dressing room and anywhere else that the players hang out.

Offline JoelH5

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 12:18:33 AM »
After 32 games... over the last 15 games we are top of the form table. Does show you how poorly we started. Wonder why there has been such a turn up in form? I know we had a lot of injuries towards the start of the season
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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 02:16:04 PM »
After 32 games... over the last 15 games we are top of the form table. Does show you how poorly we started. Wonder why there has been such a turn up in form? I know we had a lot of injuries towards the start of the season

Injured/ not fully fit players early season, poorly planned pre-season, distracting internal political battles, some ill advised summer signings, sale of a couple of key players, need to integrate replacements.  All took too long to resolve.

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 02:29:21 PM »
After 32 games... over the last 15 games we are top of the form table. Does show you how poorly we started. Wonder why there has been such a turn up in form? I know we had a lot of injuries towards the start of the season

Injured/ not fully fit players early season, poorly planned pre-season, distracting internal political battles, some ill advised summer signings, sale of a couple of key players, need to integrate replacements.  All took too long to resolve.
But we had all summer to sort these things, who was responsible for the shambles.

Offline Fulham1959

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 06:50:33 PM »
So, we're the only club that doesn't get everything perfectly right, are we ?

For heaven's sake, enjoy the fact that we've got back on track, big time.


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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 06:13:03 AM »
Similar record over the next 10 then top 2 is a real possibility

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 07:48:46 AM »
So, we're the only club that doesn't get everything perfectly right, are we ?

For heaven's sake, enjoy the fact that we've got back on track, big time.

Well look at the table for the last 16 games vs the table for the full season, and we clearly stand out as having a massive discrepancy. Whatever the cause of it, it’s obviously something we need to improve because it’s looking to be worth 3-4 league places at the moment.

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 08:06:09 AM »
All the other teams in the league offer something different at the start of the season compared to previous season. It took time for us to adapt.


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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 08:09:26 AM »
Maybe its in something that Joka and his coaches do?

At Watford second half of season was phenomenal, Last season for us, and now again.

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 08:33:25 AM »
After 32 games... over the last 15 games we are top of the form table. Does show you how poorly we started. Wonder why there has been such a turn up in form? I know we had a lot of injuries towards the start of the season

Injured/ not fully fit players early season, poorly planned pre-season, distracting internal political battles, some ill advised summer signings, sale of a couple of key players, need to integrate replacements.  All took too long to resolve.

Agree.  I think the preferred coaching style necessitates the team solidarity which SJ is now mentioning which has to do with improving mental toughness and squad unity.  To be fair I believe FFC is beginning to bond together at many levels and that has to be good for everybody concerned.  I hope it continues.

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 02:25:59 PM »
Maybe its in something that Joka and his coaches do?

At Watford second half of season was phenomenal, Last season for us, and now again.

That crossed my mind.

I also think the injury/fitness issues with Cairney, Piazon and Johansen had a big impact.

However you can point to Fonte, Norwood and Kamara as new players who took a long time to adjust and none of them had a pre-season with us. If they’d been signed a month earlier (I’m sure you’ll say that’s unrealistic) before our first friendly in early July, would they have hit the ground running when the season started in August?


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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 02:36:22 PM »
Maybe its in something that Joka and his coaches do?

At Watford second half of season was phenomenal, Last season for us, and now again.

That crossed my mind.

I also think the injury/fitness issues with Cairney, Piazon and Johansen had a big impact.

However you can point to Fonte, Norwood and Kamara as new players who took a long time to adjust and none of them had a pre-season with us. If they’d been signed a month earlier (I’m sure you’ll say that’s unrealistic) before our first friendly in early July, would they have hit the ground running when the season started in August?
I certainly think the injurys had a lot to do with it and we started getting back in shape once Cairney/Macdonald and Johansen played together for a few games.

Two of the three signings were here before the season began but of course we all want them in early, but it does not happen that way for ANY team be it in the summer or winter windows. I dont think its unrealistic, just the way things panned out.

Pre season was a a bit of a mess due to scheduling issues, due in part to our playoff games. But of course that wont wash with anyone, but hopefully lessons learnt all round.


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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2018, 05:06:21 PM »
I'm not sure,but playing our intensity of football! Not sure how any team of individuals can get to that level at the starting post.
Now this is not scientific but an individual that's averagely fit to hit extreme speed is niar impossible in the short term without self harm and to get that as a collective ,plus peak as we are results wise.For Slav and his coaches to do this not once but twice with different players,plus injuries .he's in the same atmosphere as tigana!

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Re: Fulham top of the form table....
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 08:31:05 PM »
Two of the three signings were here before the season began but of course we all want them in early, but it does not happen that way for ANY team be it in the summer or winter windows.

If you mean the signings i mentioned, Fonte, Norwood and Kamara, the two of the three that were here before the season began were only signed in the final week before it began, after a pre-season had finished. Their integration occurred during competitive matches rather than during pre-season friendlies.

I accept that no one will get all their business done in June but when you so obviously need one key player, a CF, as we did, you'd think the club could pull out all the stops and get that deal over the line quicker.

As I said, we're repeatedly outliers in terms of our relative performance level at the start of the season and avoiding a repeat of that needs to be our #1 priority next year if we're still in this division.