NEW FOF’cast 🎙🎧 You cannot be Seri-ous?

In this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined once again by our regular guests Gerry Pimm and Owen Smith, as we discuss the following Fulham FC topics:

1 – The 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

2 – Mitro’s nightmare, and the striker situation.

3 – Sheffield United Man of the Match.

4 – The Premier League PPV.

5 – Joachim Anderson injury.

6 – Return of Terrance Kongolo.

7 – The 25 man registered squad.

8 – The up and coming Crystal Palace game.

9 – Crystal Palace predictions.

Thanks once again for taking the time to listen, and your feedback is always appreciated, to help us develop future shows.

We are now registered on iTunes, so please make sure you subscribe to our Podcast.

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/friends-of-fulham-podcast/id1535958097

NEW FOF’cast 🎙🎧 The absolute ‘Cheek’ of it

In this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined by regular guests Owen Smith and Gerry Pimm, along with serial Tweeter and Friends of Fulham poster Mike Gregg as we discuss the following topics:

The Wolves Game – We break down and discuss the narrow 1-0 defeat at the Molineux Stadium.

Wolves MOTM – Based on the Friends of Fulham Poll, Areola won it with 28.1% of votes, Anguissa was not to far behind in 2nd, and Lookman in 3rd.

Transfer deadline day – We look at the arrival of Andersen, Adarabioyo and Loftus-Cheek.

Rest of the Season – How we see it panning out for Fulham, and where we see us ending up.

Less topics this week, but more guests, which means more to discuss ..

Once again, thanks for listening, and your feedback is always appreciated to help improve future shows.

NEW FOF’cast 🎧 🎙 YoYo?? No No!!

On this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined once again by our regular guests Owen Smith and Gerry Pimm as we discuss the following FFC topics:

  • Fulham’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
  • The Twitter aftermath following Tony Khan ‘s Tweet.
  • Jammie Carragher’s Sky Sports rant over Fulham’s transfers.
  • Still no Centre Backs.
  • The Carabao Cup Battering by Brentford.
  • Lookman’s debut for Fulham.
  • What’s up with Michael Hector??
  • The Scott Parker situation
  • Sense of frustration growing between Fulham fans.
  • On to Wolves this Sunday
  • Wolves predictions.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to listen to our Podcast, show is around 1 hour and 25 minutes long, your feedback is always appreciated to improve future episodes.

NEW FOF’cast🎙 Lookman, it just ain’t good enough

On this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined by regular guests Owen Smith and Gerry Pimm as we discussed the following Fulham FC topics:

The 4-3 defeat to Leeds – Defensive frailties again, but did we show character and fight?

The departure of Javier Pereira – Only joined in January, seemed a bit odd?

The 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup – Team changes, lots of positives?

Jean Michael Seri – Here to stay at Fulham, or should he still go?

Tony Khan’s Transfer Video – Rambling nonsense, it did it make a lot of sense?

Possible return of Terrance Kongolo – Unfinished business, was he spotted in Chelsea with his Agent?

Still no Centre Backs – Becoming a regular topic on the show now.

Aston Villa – Thoughts on Monday Nights clash, are 3 points desperately needed?

Villa Predictions – Will it be a win, loss or draw?

Thanks once again for listening, link to the show is below.

FOF’cast – Trust Trouble, Defence is Rubble

On this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined once again by Fulham fans Owen Smith and Gerry Pimm.

However, after the breaking news last Sunday, of Gerry Pimm standing down as Secretary of the Fulham Supporters Trust, we start the show by discussing the reasons behind this.

We then go on to discuss the following topics:

1) The 0-3 loss to Arsenal and Scott’s starting 11.

2) Déjà vu with the same defensive mistakes Again.

3) Anguissa’s Arsenal Man of the Match.

4) Contract Extensions for Bryan, Onomah & Odoi.

5) The 1-0 Ipswich Town Cup Win.

6) Striking Options beyond Mitrovic, what is there?

7) The up and coming Leeds Game.

8) Leeds Predictions.

This show lasts for about an hour, happy listening, and any feedback is appreciated.

FOF’cast – Wembley Playoff Special

(Image credit: Mike Egerton)

In this Special Fulham FC Podcast, we are once again joined by Owen Smith and Gerry Pimm, as we discuss the 2-1 Playoff Final win over Brentford. The show covers the following topics:

  • Scott Parker’s Tactics – spot on?
  • First half breakdown v Brentford
  • Second half breakdown v Brentford
  • Extra time breakdown v Brentford
  • Were Brentford to overconfident?
  • A look into the Fulham Brentford rivalry
  • Man of the match v Brentford
  • Thoughts on Parker after Promotion?
  • Who will stay and who will go?
  • Anguissa & Seri, do we bring them back?
  • What Backing does Parker Need now?
  • Premier League thoughts and predictions.
  • A message from Shahid Kahn.

This show is about an hour and 11 mins long, but some really good stuff is covered, and well worth the listen. As well as covering the 2-1 win over Brentford, we go into other important stuff that is required for promotion, and our assault on the Premier League – Happy listening

Key Statistics: Scott Parker’s First Full Season at Fulham FC

By Alex Bowmer | Twitter: @AlexJamesBowmer | Web: alexanderjamesbowmer.contently.com

The dust has now settled on another regular season in the Championship. While the football was often underwhelming, Fulham finish the campaign on a seven-match unbeaten run, with four of those performances yielding clean sheets. Here, Friends of Fulham casts an eye over some of the key statistics from Scott Parker’s first full season in charge and compares them to the last two years the Whites enjoyed in the second tier under Slaviša Jokanović.

Over-reliance on Mitro

An obvious point, but the statistics are stark. The prolific Serbian bagged 26 league goals in 2019/20 to claim the Championship Golden Boot. This tally represented a mammoth 41% of Fulham’s goals during the campaign.

To put this in context, Ryan Sessegnon was our top scorer in the league back in 2017/18, netting 15 goals. However, this made up only 19% of Fulham’s total, as the team netted 79 times over the course of the campaign compared to 64 occasions this season.

The previous season saw Tom Cairney, Stefan Johansen and Chris Martin make it to double figures, with Floyd Ayité and Sone Aluko not far behind. Cairney was our top marksman with 12 league goals, just 14% of our 85 goals that campaign.

Cairney was the next-highest goalscorer this term after Mitrović with eight goals, while new signings Ivan Cavaleiro and Bobby Decordova-Reid each scored six times. A new striker or two (if Mitrović leaves) is a must, whether we go up or not.

The prolific Serbian bagged 26 league goals in 2019/20 to claim the Championship Golden Boot

Poor form against struggling sides

This has been a theme under both Jokanović and Parker. Simply put, our record against teams lower than us in the table at the time we played them has stopped us getting promoted.

Our results in 2016/17 – 14 wins, 11 draws and seven defeats – meant average of just 1.66 points against these opponents. Disappointing single-goal losses against Birmingham and just one point against QPR in two encounters illustrate our struggles.

We actually fared against teams above us in the league that season, with the highlights coming in thumping wins over Huddersfield, as well as a 5-0 thrashing of Reading and a dominant display against Newcastle at St. James’ Park, where Ryan Sessegnon announced himself with a stunning double.

Overall, we finished the campaign with eight wins, three draws and three losses against these better-placed sides, with an average points tally of 1.93.

Our record in matches where we were the favourites certainly improved in 2017/18, as we upped our points average against these sides to 1.93. Nevertheless, disappointing defeats to Burton and Sunderland impeded our progress. Our record against ‘better’ sides produced an average points tally of 1.88.

This season has seen our record in matches we should win drop back slightly, with an average points total of 1.82. Shock three-goal home defeats against Barnsley and Hull spring to mind, along with a disappointing loss against Reading at the Cottage and a humiliation at Stoke in October. Our record against higher-placed teams this season was our worst of the three campaigns, producing an average of 1.50 points.

It should be achievable to break the two points-per-game barrier when playing sides lower down the league. If we had hit that mark in the last two Championship campaigns, we would have avoided the excruciating play-off tension.

“Fulham lose 3-0 to Barnsley at home back in February”

Powers of recovery

One of the things you get used to if you’ve watched Fulham long enough is the squandering of leads and conceding late goals.

This season was refreshing in this respect, with just two late goals seeing us drop points – against West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday on successive September weekends. The only other time we ended up dropping points after leading was away at Millwall in February, and that came courtesy of an incorrect offside call.

We have also managed two turnarounds against QPR, as well as gritty draws at Derby and Bristol City.

In total, we lost only six points after taking the lead, but gained 12 points after letting in first.
Our football under Jokanović was much more expansive, and this is reflected in the unpredictability of matches.

In 2016/17, we lost 16 points after scoring first, but gained 23 points when the opposition drew first blood. Comeback wins over Barnsley, Rotherham, Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday saw us score 15 goals.

Despite 2017/18 seeing us achieve our highest points total of the three seasons (88), we were very susceptible to dropping leads, especially during a patchy first half of the season. In total, we lost 19 points after scoring the first goal. Brentford were our nemesis, as we dropped five points against the Bees, while also conceding late against Norwich, Middlesbrough and Cardiff and throwing away a two-goal lead against QPR.

By contrast, we gained 16 points after going 1-0 down, most notably during wins over Ipswich (4-1), Sheffield United (4-5) and Barnsley (1-3).

While we did not gain as many points from losing positions compared to the season before, this can be explained by the fact that during our 23-game unbeaten run, we took the lead in 20 of those matches, going on to win 16 of those games and draw four.

“Cyrus Christie with a wonder strike against QPR, as we come back to win 2-1 at Loftus Road”

Conclusion

Parker’s Fulham have certainly not thrilled the fans in the same way Jokanović’s teams did and the current crop don’t play with the sort of dominance exhibited a few years ago.

Clearly, at least one new goalscorer needs to be found and the defence needs to tighten up, as we have conceded 48 goals this league campaign, marginally higher than 2017/18 (46).

However, we are in a good run of form and the class of 2019/20 have taken all three points in 22 of the 25 games in which they’ve broken the deadlock.

This Fulham side has gone under the radar, but they can replicate the heroics of two years ago and emerge victorious at Wembley.

“Fulham celebrate at Wembley, after beating Aston Villa in the 2018 Championship Playoff final”

Big thank you to Alex Bowmer for taking the time to write this article for Friends of Fulham, and make sure you give him a follow on Twitter @AlexJamesBowmer

Please also visit the Friends of Fulham Forum, where you can read more interesting topics on Fulham

https://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/index.php?board=1.0

FOF’cast: West Bromwich Average & Beautiful Barnsley

Hi all,

Another new Podcast recorded this evening, with Fulham fans Owen Smith & Gerry Pimm joining us once again.

Bit of a bumper show this one, just over an hour long, as we discuss the following Fulham FC related topics:

‘BREAKING’ – Pearson and Cowley both sacked by Watford and Huddersfield, what’s going on there then??

WBA game – Thoughts on the 0-0 draw, and were Fulham to negative?

Harrison Reed MOTM again, back on the S’oton radar, do Fulham have an option?

Huddersfield v West Brom – Shock 2-1 win for the Terriers!

Stoke v Brentford – Shock 1-0 for the Potters!

Cyrus Christie Goal of the month – Deserved? How is Cyrus doing at Fulham?

Sheffield Wednesday game – Thoughts on our 5-3 win, was it complete madness, to relaxed?

Barnsley v Forest – Whilst putting the show together, Barnsley win 1-0 with a 93rd min goal, which we discussed.

Wigan game – Thoughts of how the game will go, it won’t be easy, Wigan are bang in form.

Final thoughts – Is it the playoffs or auto’s for Fulham? We give our level headed thoughts.

FOF’cast with Gerry Pimm & Owen Smith

In this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined by Fulham fan Gerry Pimm, who is also secretary for the Fulham Supporters Trust, and Fulham fan Own Smith, who is also Treasurer for the Fulham Supporters Trust, and Friends of Fulham member.

In this show, we discuss the 2-0 win over Cardiff City. The return of Aleksandar Mitrović. Harrison Reed’s Man of Match. What’s happened to Tim Ream this season? Does Tom Cairney’s absence improve the team? The permanent signing of Anthony Knockhaert. Tuesdays important game v WBA, plus score prediction.

Make sure you also check out the Friends of Fulham Forum for all the latest Fulham gossip

https://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/index.php?board=1.0

FOF’cast with Tom Greatrex & Owen Smith

On this episode of FOF’cast, we are joined by Tom Greatrex, chair of the Fulham Supporters Trust, and Friends of Fulham member Owen Smith.

We discuss the following;

  • Thoughts on the QPR game
  • Scott Parkers Tactics against QPR
  • Did the QPR win buy Scott Parker a bit more time?
  • How much did we miss Mitovic?
  • The stand out performer v QPR
  • Moving on to Birmingham
  • Current situation at Wigan Athletic, and will it effect the rest of the Championship / EFL?
  • Birmingham Score Predictions?