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General Discussion / Re: All of this Change the Manager talk
« Last post by Deeping_white on July 03, 2020, 01:50:09 PM »
Agree with the OP actually. The problem is that Scott is unfairly compared to when Slav was at his best, which was about half a season, and the idea being that a new manager would be anywhere near where we were in the second half of 2017-18 is a bit ridiculous frankly, especially since I believe our squad was better then than it is now. The theory of "this squad should be top two" is not only poor since we only finished 3rd and 6th with this squad in 16-17 and 17-18, but also heaping unrealistic expectations onto Scott. Add to this the fact that people are overrating Jokanovic's time as manager head coach and you have an impossible level of expectation that some people have for Scott. It's like The Phantom Menace, it was never going to be able to live up to expectations but it's not that bad in and of itself. If (hypothetically) the last 3-4 years didn't happen and Scott's just named as Kit's successor I'm sure these conversations wouldn't be happening at all.

tl;dr - stop comparing him to Slav.

How can you overrate someone who literally took us half a season unbeaten, which has never been seen before? Slav got Djalo and Yohan Mollo for about £50 combined, imagine we gave him Cavaleiro and Hector, he’d have absolutely walked the league.

Parker has been given the best front 3 in the league, he has the best possession based CM in the league in TC, Reid/Reed/Arter/Onomah on top of StefoJo and Kmac who got us up last time round which means he’s probably got arguably the best midfield options as well, and the defence is on a par with what Slav had as well, yet he’s making us perform worse than Slav did with an inferior squad. Arguably Slav made players play beyond their ability, Parker seems to have the total opposite effect, which as a coach is a pretty solid nail in the coffin for your tactical and coaching abilities
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General Discussion / Re: Knockaert £10.5 m - is this a wind up ?
« Last post by Jimsbeerbelly on July 03, 2020, 01:49:12 PM »
Once again, and before everyone jumps on the attack when this happens, the fee is NOT 10.5M, it's around 5.5M, which I also believe includes the original 1 or 2M loan fee we paid Brighton.

Based on that, and for a player of his quality (when he shows it) is not a bad deal.

Yes, he's 28, nearly 29, but established here, and ready to go next season if we stay down. If we go up, we deal with that then, but it'll look like pocket change.

Onward and upwards.

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General Discussion / Re: Friday evening music
« Last post by whitejc on July 03, 2020, 01:48:41 PM »
Can’t post video but just found Tom Odell, “Grow old with me”
Excellent

there you go...
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General Discussion / Re: Friday evening music
« Last post by whitejc on July 03, 2020, 01:47:33 PM »
Love  In a Broken Dream JC.

In fact, i entitled a short story I've recently written after it: the  main character is returning to his old family home in West Norwood,and visits a pub, he used to go in all those years ago, and remembers when they had a jukebox with that track on it - now it's just piped music.

'Loved that that song by Python Lee jackson, aka Rod Stewart' he muses. 'and was that Jeff Beck on guitar?' though i don't know if that's true or not.
But when i was deciding  on the title for the story to enter a competition, that  flashed into my  mind - great title, i thought

I've heard that Beck played on it, but it could just be an urban myth
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General Discussion / Re: All of this Change the Manager talk
« Last post by Brawn on July 03, 2020, 01:43:13 PM »
Agree with the OP actually. The problem is that Scott is unfairly compared to when Slav was at his best, which was about half a season, and the idea being that a new manager would be anywhere near where we were in the second half of 2017-18 is a bit ridiculous frankly, especially since I believe our squad was better then than it is now. The theory of "this squad should be top two" is not only poor since we only finished 3rd and 6th with this squad in 16-17 and 17-18, but also heaping unrealistic expectations onto Scott. Add to this the fact that people are overrating Jokanovic's time as manager head coach and you have an impossible level of expectation that some people have for Scott. It's like The Phantom Menace, it was never going to be able to live up to expectations but it's not that bad in and of itself. If (hypothetically) the last 3-4 years didn't happen and Scott's just named as Kit's successor I'm sure these conversations wouldn't be happening at all.

tl;dr - stop comparing him to Slav.
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General Discussion / Re: All of this Change the Manager talk
« Last post by Denver Fulham on July 03, 2020, 01:41:02 PM »
The top of the league is very weak this year. We finished third on 88 points two seasons ago; that would almost certainly win the division this season.

So no, I would not have signed for being in 4th or 5th with almost no chance of autopromotion with six matches left. That's rank underchievement with this roster.

And I echo the thoughts of previous posters: It's not possible that every good player on the roster suddenly has gotten old and/or worse at the same time, so the common link is Parker and his system that doesn't get the best out of anyone. Our attacking heat maps are embarrassing. Nothing central. Nothing connected. Just repeatedly get the ball to an isolated inverted winger and hope they can dig out a cross to Mitro. Sometimes Bryan supports on the left ... and then people crush him for being out of position when we get countered. Knockaert has zero help on the right, which is why he's been so ineffective/wasteful. It's consistently mediocre football that occasionally gets bailed out by individual brilliance, like against QPR (with added the help of a goalkeeping error).
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General Discussion / Re: Knockaert £10.5 m - is this a wind up ?
« Last post by spikey norman on July 03, 2020, 01:40:08 PM »
According to today's West London Sport  Parker confirms Fulham's intention to sign Knochaert
Parker is quoted as saying "Anthony has done extremely well and is a pleasure to work with"
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General Discussion / Re: Friday evening music
« Last post by RaySmith on July 03, 2020, 01:36:13 PM »
I was a big fan of Alan Hull, Lindisfarne's main song writer and bought his solo albums. Liked the  band too, and have seen them  a few times.

https://youtu.be/vKiLXqhliuY


Loved this Roger Daltrey version of a Leo Sayer song, Giving it all Away.

https://youtu.be/gck-lFLsI1I

When I saw them, their support act was Genesis.
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The last time i saw them was at pub in Crystal Palace - one owned by Tartan Breweries, who made Newcastle Brown, so presumably that was why  were in such a small venue. I remember Alan Hull wasn't with them, which annoyed me a bit.

Also the Cambridge Folk Festival, 1981

https://youtu.be/r88zf3NI1lI

Also the Crystal Palace  Bowl, Garden Party, with Yes and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, 1971 i think.

We Can Swing Together was always a  great end of their concerts, with the crowd participating, sort of says what they were all about, i suppose such a great  live band, made great records too,
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General Discussion / Re: Team For Tomorrow
« Last post by Enfield on July 03, 2020, 01:30:35 PM »
Having stumbled on a winning formula perhaps we'll start with 10 defenders and a keeper.
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Due to Covid_19, unfortunately the 2020 Homeless World Cup, set to be held in Tampere in Finland, was cancelled.
Instead this Sunday 5 July we will host the inaugural Homeless World Cup Day, on what was meant to be the day of the 2020 final.

Below is our schedule for the day, including England vs Scotland with commentary from ex-Monaco, Everton, and Scotland international John Collins and, fresh from netting against Chelsea on Wednesday evening, current West Ham star Michail Antonio, and also Colombia vs Mexico with commentary from ex-Fulham star Terry Angus.

We invite you to take your seat and enjoy just some of what the Homeless World Cup has to offer!
Head over to www.homelessworldcup.org and take part in all the action!

•   1pm - Mexico vs Portugal with commentary from Nuno Gomes (Benfica, Fiorentina, and Portugal) & Steffen Freund (Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur, and Germany)

•   2.30pm – Colombia vs Mexico women with commentary from Karen Carney (Arsenal, Chelsea and England) , Jason Lee (Nottingham Forest and Watford) and Terry Angus (Fulham)

•   4pm – England vs Scotland with commentary from John Collins (Monaco, Everton, and Scotland) and Michail Antonio (West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday)
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