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Offline Andy S

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How long are the players away
« on: May 19, 2019, 03:39:45 PM »
So when does pre - season begin?

Offline bobby01

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 03:52:57 PM »
I thought the players have been away most of this season, :hook:

Offline MikeW

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 08:00:20 PM »
July 1st is always the designated day.  Unless we break with tradition Scotty will have the remnants of last season, quite a few malcontents, a few kids who are wondering why they are there and not a sniff of a new signing.


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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 09:10:15 PM »
Didnt the press release say they're only getting a week off?

Offline Woolly Mammoth

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 09:14:15 PM »
I would have thought that they would be starting training by the start of the second week in June by the very latest.
By then they should have commenced recruiting players, if we are going to be organised and prepared.
No excuses from the usual suspects, unlike last season, we have known for weeks where will be next season, no delays due to Wembley play off Final, and no World Cup to hide behind and muddy the waters.
Fulham have approximately two and a half months to get their act together, and they should be burning The midnight oil 24/7 as we speak.

Offline Barrett487

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 09:59:31 PM »
First friendly last year was first week in July, in Poland. Surely they were back in training 2-3 weeks at least before then?


Offline aaronmcguigan

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 10:04:28 PM »
Premier league is first week in July. Championship and co is usually the week before. The academy is the week before that as far as I can remember

Offline The Rational Fan

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 12:54:13 AM »
A pre-season that ends with winning the first six games of the championship would be good. Fulham FC has to avoid having to play catch-up every season.

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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 04:09:27 PM »

Fulham have approximately two and a half months to get their act together, and they should be burning The midnight oil 24/7 as we speak.

Agreed!  BUT, will we see it actually happen, or will it be a last minute fire drill again?


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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 07:29:47 PM »

Fulham have approximately two and a half months to get their act together, and they should be burning The midnight oil 24/7 as we speak.

Agreed!  BUT, will we see it actually happen, or will it be a last minute fire drill again?

It’s stand by your beds and hope and pray that the club can get preseason firing on all cylinders. I think Scott Parker will be bursting at the seems as he will want to prove he is the man for the job, and I wish him well.
I actually feel confident in him, that’s my instinct.
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Re: How long are the players away
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 05:32:25 PM »

It’s stand by your beds and hope and pray that the club can get preseason firing on all cylinders. I think Scott Parker will be bursting at the seems as he will want to prove he is the man for the job, and I wish him well.
I actually feel confident in him, that’s my instinct.

Hope?  "Hope is a dangerous thing.  It can drive a man insane."  (Haha..Shawshank Redemption)

Kidding aside, yes, we hope for the best here and that FFC can start the season with a well trained squad and without the last days recruitment of needed help.