Friends of Fulham

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: ..FOF.. on September 18, 2014, 05:21:14 PM

Title: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ..FOF.. on September 18, 2014, 05:21:14 PM
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change)

Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan today named Kit Symons as Caretaker Manager of Fulham Football Club and will personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team Manager of the Club.

Symons, the Under-21s Manager at Fulham, replaces Felix Magath. Mr Khan today thanked Mr Magath for his efforts through the final three months of last season in the Barclays Premier League and the first seven matches this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Mr Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.

"I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059)
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html)
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: shnlwswlkr on September 18, 2014, 05:21:28 PM
YYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Northern Cottager on September 18, 2014, 05:22:31 PM
Thank God!!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: zander on September 18, 2014, 05:23:22 PM
Finally!!!!  :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: KP_FFC on September 18, 2014, 05:23:37 PM
YESSSSSSSSss
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: rusty shackleford on September 18, 2014, 05:24:42 PM
(http://writerelle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/dwightshrutecelebrating.gif)
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: PJFulhamFC on September 18, 2014, 05:24:55 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ! OVER THE MOON !
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: kempkong on September 18, 2014, 05:25:15 PM
Brilliant. A win on Saturday for kit now!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ron on September 18, 2014, 05:25:28 PM
At last. Thank goodness is about as much as I can say, oh, and Cheers!  082.gif
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: madffc on September 18, 2014, 05:27:45 PM
Yes!!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: YankeeJim on September 18, 2014, 05:28:05 PM
Can't wait for the player comments.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: tommy on September 18, 2014, 05:28:10 PM
Come on. About bloody time
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: nixie-ffc on September 18, 2014, 05:28:49 PM
at last.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Deanothefulhamfan on September 18, 2014, 05:30:56 PM
Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Burt on September 18, 2014, 05:32:21 PM
So pleased this happened before the Blackburn game. Would have been toxic if he was still in charge for that.

Good news...
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Toby Ward-Smith on September 18, 2014, 05:33:22 PM
What a day that was! I was not expecting this in the end but finally, THANK YOU
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ..Kya.ffc.. on September 18, 2014, 05:37:01 PM
Thank god!

Feels like someone removed 10t of negativity from my shoulders.

 :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Nick Bateman on September 18, 2014, 05:38:20 PM
Best news I've heard.  Finally our multi-billionaire owner gets his finger out and proactively takes over.  Now we need Ali Mack who caused all this chaos and Fulham's relegation and we can look forward!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Twig on September 18, 2014, 05:41:21 PM
Hallelujah
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Furby on September 18, 2014, 05:43:08 PM
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change)

Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan today named Kit Symons as Caretaker Manager of Fulham Football Club and will personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team Manager of the Club.

Symons, the Under-21s Manager at Fulham, replaces Felix Magath. Mr Khan today thanked Mr Magath for his efforts through the final three months of last season in the Barclays Premier League and the first seven matches this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Mr Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.

"I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059)
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html)

This is a true statement of intent in my eyes, Ali Mac gone by the end of the season too?
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: jarv on September 18, 2014, 05:43:34 PM
I wish I could be at the game on Saturday. Win, lose or draw I think the atmosphere will be great. I am sure everyone will be behind the boys 100% from now on.   049:gif :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Pie and mash on September 18, 2014, 05:44:19 PM
 :yay:
Title: Re:
Post by: PokerMatt on September 18, 2014, 05:45:04 PM
What a woeful chapter in our history. Hopefully that was the modern era's rock bottom and we can rise again.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Furby on September 18, 2014, 05:45:06 PM
Also......

About time. This has highlighted even more so to me now, that Mr Khan does have our club and us as fans best interests at heart. COYW
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Nero on September 18, 2014, 05:45:19 PM
The best think about this is Lighthouse will have missed it as he had his head up his bum all day.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2014, 05:45:23 PM
EXCELLENT!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: theofulham on September 18, 2014, 05:45:40 PM
ding dong
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: rusty shackleford on September 18, 2014, 05:47:36 PM
Erik Nevland:

Had to happen!! Let the season begin. Would love to see Danny Murphy get a role at the club! #COYW #fulhamfc
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: aaronmcguigan on September 18, 2014, 05:47:36 PM
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change)

Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan today named Kit Symons as Caretaker Manager of Fulham Football Club and will personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team Manager of the Club.

Symons, the Under-21s Manager at Fulham, replaces Felix Magath. Mr Khan today thanked Mr Magath for his efforts through the final three months of last season in the Barclays Premier League and the first seven matches this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Mr Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.

"I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059)
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html)

This is a true statement of intent in my eyes, Ali Mac gone by the end of the season too?

Surely that highlighted statement should raise a few eyebrows. That man knows nothing about football, and he will personally lead the recruitment search?
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Jonaldiniho 88 on September 18, 2014, 05:47:44 PM
Wwwhhheeewww.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: HatterDon on September 18, 2014, 05:48:01 PM
now, everyone make sure your granny's c.v. is up to date!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Jonaldiniho 88 on September 18, 2014, 05:50:17 PM
I am happier with this than six points out of the last two games. I won't not support our manager against my better judgement but that fffk we did this. We can all be friends again. Until we argue..... On sat
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Twig on September 18, 2014, 05:53:37 PM
I have never been happier to see a Fulham manager sacked.  It just feels as if a massive dark shadow has been lifted from our club (slight mixing of metaphors but I am pretty excited at the moment and having a celebratory glass of red).
The temporary appointment of Kit is brilliant news.  He is a Fulham man and has had a great track record with the younger players.  I do hope that this rapidly heals the wounds of the Madgath era and starts with a win. COYW
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: love4ffc on September 18, 2014, 05:54:36 PM
Been avoiding this site all day because I was tired of hearing about FM out.  Guess that's what I get.   :doh:

Very Happy so in honor of the occasion....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= NLW0DXVya2s?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLW0DXVya2s?rel=0 #)
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Twig on September 18, 2014, 05:54:37 PM
now, everyone make sure your granny's c.v. is up to date!

???
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: gezkc on September 18, 2014, 05:56:01 PM
Fantastic news!
Things can only get better from now on (hopefully)!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: BedsFFC on September 18, 2014, 05:57:03 PM
Just wonderful news. The first sensible thing the club has done in two years. Now, let's make up that 17 points. The good thing is, we are a great team.

Passion is back. C'mon Boys.........
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: MikeW on September 18, 2014, 05:58:56 PM
Result Result Result - well done to everyone who got on to the campaign.

Now let's all get behind Kit and get this club moving YES!!!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: grandad on September 18, 2014, 05:59:47 PM
We´ve done it. Supporter power does work. Especially my e-mail which Khan had in his hand when he sacked Magath. I don´t want too much praise as I wrote it on behalf of all sane minded supporters.
 092.gif 082.gif
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: BedsFFC on September 18, 2014, 06:02:39 PM
I have never been happier to see a Fulham manager sacked.  It just feels as if a massive dark shadow has been lifted from our club (slight mixing of metaphors but I am pretty excited at the moment and having a celebratory glass of red).
The temporary appointment of Kit is brilliant news.  He is a Fulham man and has had a great track record with the younger players.  I do hope that this rapidly heals the wounds of the Madgath era and starts with a win. COYW

My computer doesn't have a symbol that says "Huge flipping ditto" but if it did, I just pressed it. so, in teen speak.......HFD...HFD...HFD....C'mon....
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: SKSW6 on September 18, 2014, 06:08:41 PM
now, everyone make sure your granny's c.v. is up to date!

???

Everyone was saying their Granny could do a better job!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: MiltonBurrows on September 18, 2014, 06:08:45 PM
PRAISE THE LORD!!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Martinsback on September 18, 2014, 06:12:08 PM
ding dong

Listen poppet, that's my line!
Title: Re:
Post by: Berserker on September 18, 2014, 06:14:35 PM
Alex out
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Bedford White on September 18, 2014, 06:15:38 PM
I spent much of today feeling despondent, I knew Khan was able to dismiss his managers (he's had enough practise To be fair)' but until now he's left it far too late by the time he has acted.

I hope that the dismissal of the "last dictator" pays off on Saturday, certainly the players must be feeling a great deal of relief this evening.

Kit will have his work cut out repairing the damage but foe sure the team will be 100% behind him.

COYW
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: theofulham on September 18, 2014, 06:19:23 PM
as in ding dong the witch is dead
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: MasterHaynes on September 18, 2014, 06:28:11 PM
I'd been avoiding the site all day as it was only depressing me and what more could we say aboy magath, just come on just before I leave to go home and so relieved, happy and most importantly really looking forward to saturday! 049:gif
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: K33NY on September 18, 2014, 06:29:33 PM
I actually jumped up and celebrated like we just had won a promotion, FINALLY he is gone!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: bigalffc on September 18, 2014, 06:32:56 PM
Whole family cheered now  049:gif players get motivated and bring on the rest of the season. COYW :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Twig on September 18, 2014, 06:39:38 PM
now, everyone make sure your granny's c.v. is up to date!

???

Everyone was saying their Granny could do a better job!


Sorry, bit slow
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Artful Dodger on September 18, 2014, 06:51:56 PM
Fan Power....can't help thinking everyone writing to Jim Woodcock saying that wont be paying to watch whilst Magath was in charge has finally tipped the balance! Yee haa. Kit Symons Black and White Army!!!    :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: DeuceBigelow on September 18, 2014, 06:54:49 PM
 :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: DiceMan on September 18, 2014, 06:55:46 PM
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change)


Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan today named Kit Symons as Caretaker Manager of Fulham Football Club and will personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team Manager of the Club.

Symons, the Under-21s Manager at Fulham, replaces Felix Magath. Mr Khan today thanked Mr Magath for his efforts through the final three months of last season in the Barclays Premier League and the first seven matches this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Mr Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.

"I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059)
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html)

This is a true statement of intent in my eyes, Ali Mac gone by the end of the season too?

Surely that highlighted statement should raise a few eyebrows. That man knows nothing about football, and he will personally lead the recruitment search?
Khan couldn't head a bus queue





Does this mean Ali Mac won't be leading the search?
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ..FOF.. on September 18, 2014, 07:02:39 PM
I wonder what is Kit doing right now? :)

Tonight: draw out his first 11
Friday: sparring with the reserves. Write out an inspiring team talk
Saturday: drink some honey lemon tea. A lot of shouting to be done.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: SKSW6 on September 18, 2014, 07:06:27 PM
Steve Sidwell @sjsidwell  ·  23m
Cars rocking a certain Kool & The Gang song full blast down fulham road. #strange


Class tweet by Sidwell!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: GloucesterWhite on September 18, 2014, 07:06:29 PM
Yubba dubba dooooooo!!!! At bloody last  082.gif
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: alfie on September 18, 2014, 07:16:12 PM
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change)

Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan today named Kit Symons as Caretaker Manager of Fulham Football Club and will personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team Manager of the Club.

Symons, the Under-21s Manager at Fulham, replaces Felix Magath. Mr Khan today thanked Mr Magath for his efforts through the final three months of last season in the Barclays Premier League and the first seven matches this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Mr Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.

"I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059)
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html)

This is a true statement of intent in my eyes, Ali Mac gone by the end of the season too?

Surely that highlighted statement should raise a few eyebrows. That man knows nothing about football, and he will personally lead the recruitment search?
Khan couldn't head a bus queue




Fantastic Wooly M. A man who has made millions and he can't head a bus queue
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ToodlesMcToot on September 18, 2014, 07:27:21 PM
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2014/september/18/chairman-khan-makes-managerial-change)

Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan today named Kit Symons as Caretaker Manager of Fulham Football Club and will personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team Manager of the Club.

Symons, the Under-21s Manager at Fulham, replaces Felix Magath. Mr Khan today thanked Mr Magath for his efforts through the final three months of last season in the Barclays Premier League and the first seven matches this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Mr Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.

"I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29261059)
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/18/fulham-sack-manager-felix-magath)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2761185/Felix-Magath-SACKED-Fulham-Kit-Symons-taking-caretaker-manager.html)

This is a true statement of intent in my eyes, Ali Mac gone by the end of the season too?

Surely that highlighted statement should raise a few eyebrows. That man knows nothing about football, and he will personally lead the recruitment search?
Khan couldn't head a bus queue




Fantastic Wooly M. A man who has made millions and he can't head a bus queue


Hey. Give Wooly a break. He was a happy poster for 5 minutes. Time to get back in the saddle.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ..FOF.. on September 18, 2014, 07:27:40 PM
 :005:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= qGLuvarOGZc?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLuvarOGZc?rel=0 #)
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ToodlesMcToot on September 18, 2014, 07:31:32 PM
Inappropriate and tired as hell. I'm still laughing though.  :005:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Woodlawn on September 18, 2014, 07:47:25 PM
I trust Khan to get the right man, he has proved he is willing to listen to the Fans,So that probably  means a few of the names mentioned have no chance. It's obvious he does not fancy ali macs input anymore
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Skatzoffc on September 18, 2014, 08:02:06 PM
Hell. I'm so relieved.
Didn't think it would happen now. But its great timing.

We have 3 Winnable league  games coming up. Let's get behind the youngsters and go get it!
COYW!!!
 :yay:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Fulham1959 on September 18, 2014, 08:06:01 PM
The whole country has been waiting for this.  Everybody knew that today was going to be 'decision day'.  The tension has been building for weeks.  Now, thankfully the majority voice has been heard and the correct choice has been made :  Felix has been sacked . . . "Yeah, sure!".

(By the way, exactly where is this place called 'Scotland')

 :005:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: The Rock on September 18, 2014, 08:12:10 PM
Wow, he's alive!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Tony.Lee on September 18, 2014, 08:20:43 PM
(http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tumblr_lnub84nps91qcnasco1_500.gif)

You fist pump for us Emma, you fist pump.

Start of the season now starts here, hoping that we find a good enough replacement, or if not, Symons is given the chance if he can prove what he can do.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Neil D on September 18, 2014, 08:38:13 PM
:005:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= qGLuvarOGZc?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLuvarOGZc?rel=0 #)

Cheap shot indeed but very funny.
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ..Kya.ffc.. on September 18, 2014, 10:22:14 PM
:005:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= qGLuvarOGZc?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLuvarOGZc?rel=0 #)

Cheap shot indeed but very funny.
Had a great laugh of this    064.gif 082.gif
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: the nutflush on September 18, 2014, 10:35:55 PM
 :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: simplyfulham on September 18, 2014, 10:38:59 PM
That's Fotheringhams Fulham career over

 :yay: :yay: :yay:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: Forever Fulham on September 18, 2014, 10:52:29 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you.  What a relief!
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: akf on September 19, 2014, 03:57:24 AM
 After a bender in Tokyo last night, I wake up to this thread, and with a heavy head, almost didn't click on it because I thought it was yet another wind-up!

Glad for the change - in what it will do for the club and what it'll do for FOF! Here's to an optimistic forum :wine:
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: ScalleysDad on September 19, 2014, 09:29:46 AM
After a bender in Tokyo last night, I wake up to this thread, and with a heavy head, almost didn't click on it because I thought it was yet another wind-up!

Glad for the change - in what it will do for the club and what it'll do for FOF! Here's to an optimistic forum :wine:





Optimism. Now theres a thing we have not seen for a while. In a typically Fulham way we will have to temper that with patience. It is back to the rollercoaster I feel but its such a great feeling and I have already had to blow all my brownie points and change my plan not to attend games under Magath. Any one got any brownie points I can buy off them as one side of the household is not happy with the Symons appointment? 
Title: Re: Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan Makes Managerial Change
Post by: SKSW6 on September 19, 2014, 09:31:10 AM
Article from back in 2009 when Kit joined the backroom staff:

http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2009/november/03/kit-symons (http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2009/november/03/kit-symons)

Kit Symons
Tuesday 3 November 2009
Senior Scout and Academy coach Kit Symons discusses his return to the Club and his targets for the future…



First of all, I would like to say that it’s fantastic to be back at a club I have always had a close affinity with, despite playing my last game for the Whites in 2001.

I’ve been working in some capacity for the Club for a while now having left Colchester United in October and it’s going really well. I’ve been even more involved recently, following the Club’s offer of a coaching role. It’s fair to say that I snapped their hand off.

Ever since I left I have kept strong ties here and still had a lot friends at the Club, so it was a natural move for me to come back. Barry Simmonds (Head of Scouting), who I knew from my time at Crystal Palace approached me and asked whether I would be interested in doing some casual scouting for the First Team and I was doing that up until the summer.

This year I’d started to do a little bit more and then in the last month I took the position of Academy Coach, so I’m over-the-moon at the moment. I’m working across the whole of the Academy, although predominantly I’ll be working with the U14s upwards.

It’s good to be working with Mark Pembridge, my former Wales international team-mate again, and it’s really such a terrific opportunity that I have been given.

I’ve been all over the place looking at various players and I’m lucky to be seeing different parts of the world as a result. A lot of people pigeon hole themselves and restrict their opportunities to solely coaching or management.

But that’s not me. I just enjoy working in the football environment with good people around me – and I have that here. I’m trying to broaden my horizons and experience as much of the game as I can.

I have been an assistant manager in the Premier League at Palace and have been a caretaker manager a couple of times, so I have that experience. I enjoyed that side of the game, but now I’m enjoying my scouting and working with younger players.

It’s been really interesting finding out how the Academy is run because these days Academies are almost a separate entity. There is so much organisation and hard work that takes place at that level and it’s an area of football that has developed rapidly over the last 10 years or so.

And it’s an exciting time to be part of the Fulham Academy, and the Club as a whole really. In football you get a lot of people that like to talk a good game, but already in the short time that I have been back things are definitely happening – they mean business here.

The Club is extremely well driven, and the people here want to achieve all they can. Having played for Fulham at a time when things were a little different, it’s been amazing to see them progress as far as they have done.

The week before last the team was a minute or so away from beating AS Roma in a European competition. I’m pinching myself at the thought.

It was a bit different when I played, but I was very proud of what that the team achieved then, including two promotions. I like to think that I’ve played my part and because of that it’s forged a special bond. So, of course, it’s nice to be back and although it’s a smaller role, it’s great to be playing a part again. Hopefully I can be part of the Club’s future as well, and not just the past.

I was at the Arsenal game the other week working one of the lounges and came out onto the pitch at half-time and got a wonderful reception. I have three daughters and the middle one is a big Fulham fan, and hearing the crowd that day really made her afternoon – that was her dad out there!

I think it’s good to have former players on the staff, although the most important thing is that firstly they are good at the job, and secondly are good people. After that, if there’s a connection to the past then brilliant, because it can only be a benefit. Look at the wonderful jobs that the likes of Billy McKinlay, Gary Brazil, Mark Pembridge and, of course, Ray Lewington are doing here, now hopefully I can follow.

I loved playing for this Club and I’m going to do the best I can in my roles, I’ve certainly got my teeth into it. If I can find players that will improve Roy Hodgson’s squad, and younger ones for the Academy then I’ll be a very happy man.

In terms of coaching, I would like nothing more than to help players develop and get themselves into the First Team setup. As a youth coach that is what you strive to do, and I’m going to do all I can to make that happen.
Title: Re:
Post by: Hazey on September 19, 2014, 10:33:26 AM
You FREAKIN BEAUTY!
Title: Re:
Post by: ScalleysDad on September 19, 2014, 07:50:08 PM
You FREAKIN BEAUTY!



So you are away for months and you come up with that?!? You must be loved up and married by now?
Title: Re:
Post by: Berserker on September 19, 2014, 09:45:00 PM
don't worry it's a Scottish phrase
Title: Re:
Post by: ScalleysDad on September 19, 2014, 10:13:01 PM
don't worry it's a Scottish phrase


it was the punctuation I was getting at. Are you Crabtree cider or Brickies cider tomorrow? I am actually quite looking forward to this one so much so its a four pack of something for half time.

Is this the bit where I say "I told you so" round about November 2012
Title: Re:
Post by: Berserker on September 19, 2014, 10:39:53 PM
The Durrell but got to find it first!!! Think I get off at Parsons Green but I've only been to the sloany pony near there previously
Title: Re:
Post by: ScalleysDad on September 19, 2014, 10:46:57 PM
The Durrell but got to find it first!!! Think I get off at Parsons Green but I've only been to the sloany pony near there previously


Putney Bridge would be better would it not ..................... fellas correct me if I'm wrong. Basically out of the station and turn right and right again as if you have become a chelsea fan.
By the Police station I think.