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Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 29/04/20...
« on: April 29, 2020, 07:46:42 AM »
Fulham Doctor Supports Efforts To Tackle Homelessness

Fulham’s official Club Doctor, Justin Yeoh, has signed up as a volunteer to help homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, the Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine (and previous GP) is using his medical experience to support vulnerable individuals placed in protective hotel accommodation by Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

H&F Council are working with homelessness charity St Mungo’s, and health and social care organisation Turning Point, to get rough sleepers safely housed in hotel rooms, providing food and medicine and support with mental health, drug and alcohol problems and domestic abuse, as well as looking at longer term housing options.

With all football matches suspended, Fulham is supporting the community response to coronavirus by deploying experts like Dr Yeoh and other members of the FFC medical team whose skills are invaluable in these difficult times.

Dr Yeoh is treating rough sleepers who have been put up in hotels across the capital to keep them safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many have complex health issues including long-term conditions such as such as heart disease, diabetes, addiction and mental health problems, and have a higher rate of respiratory issues which puts them more at risk of the virus, say Turning Point and St Mungo’s.

The social care organisation and the charity add that people who are homeless are also far less likely to be able to follow advice on self-isolation, social distancing and handwashing if they don’t have a roof over their heads.

Dr Justin Yeoh said: “Fulham and the Fulham FC Foundation have been working with many key local partners and have been keeping in touch with supporters and people from our neighbourhood.

“Whilst football is currently suspended, I’m glad to have been invited to offer my services to Turning Point and work closely with them, St Mungo’s and the local authority to support the tremendous work being carried out with the homeless in the borough.

“The voluntary work I do is very rewarding for both myself and the patients that gives a little bit of help to those in need. If any other healthcare professionals wish to help too, then get in touch at Finally, do remember to follow the guidelines on social distancing – ‘stay home and save lives!’”

Dr Mohammed Al-Saidi, Consultant Addictions Psychiatrist at Turning Point, said: “Dr Yeoh’s support on our clinical team is a great opportunity to reach some of the most vulnerable people in society. This is a crucial step for many to get off the streets for good.”   

Marie Dennehy, Senior Service Manager at St Mungo’s, said: “Our St Mungo’s teams are working round the clock to support over 1,000 people who were living on the streets or in emergency hubs now in hotel accommodation in London.

“Thanks to our excellent Hammersmith emergency hotel team, partnership working and the support of Dr Yeoh, vulnerable people are in a place where they can self-isolate in safety, are out of harm’s way and have the support they need to move away from rough sleeping for good.”

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 07:48:13 AM »
ottenham Hotspur: Spurs fans discuss Zamora

Spurs fans on Twitter have been discussing their former centre forward, Bobby Zamora.

‘A Spursy Podcast’ asked supporters of the North London club on Twitter for their thoughts on the former striker, who made 18 appearances for the Lilywhites during his career; scoring just one goal (per Transfermarkt). The 39-year-old joined Spurs from Brighton in the summer of 2003 for £1.8 million, before joining West Ham United in January 2004 (per Tranfsermarkt).

He would go on to play for the likes of Fulham, QPR, and Brighton before eventually retiring in 2016 (per Transfermarkt). Although he made less than 20 appearances for the North London club, plenty of Spurs fans were keen to have their say on the Englishman.

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 29/04/20...
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 07:50:52 AM »
Matchday Preview

Fulham v Hamburger SV - Craven Cottage - 29th April 2010 - 8.05pm

The opposition

A lot has changed at Hamburg since our First Leg meeting a week ago, with head coach Bruno Labbadia relieved of his duties after their shock 5-1 defeat by Hoffenheim at the weekend. His assistant Ricardo Moniz will be in charge for the rest of the season, a man Tottenham Hotspur fans may remember from his time as a skills coach at White Hart Lane under Martin Jol. Hamburg currently sit seventh in the Bundesliga, but their top priority will be to win the Europa League at their own stadium next month. Fulham and either Liverpool or Atletico Madrid stand in their way of a first piece of European silverware since they beat Juventus 1-0 in the 1983 European Cup Final courtesy of a solitary Felix Magath goal.

Fulham team news

Bobby Zamora is Fulham’s major concern, and will have a lunchtime fitness test on his Achilles tendon injury – Clint Dempsey is expected the lead the line if Zamora doesn’t make it. Chris Baird will definitely miss out through suspension, with John Pantsil or Stephen Kelly likely to deputise at right-back.

Hamburg team news

Having struggled with a virus, left-back Dennis Aogo has not travelled to London, but Hamburg do have a plane on standby in case they decide to throw him in at the last minute. Tunay Torun will definitely miss out after injuring his knee, while fellow midfielder Piotr Trochowski – one of Hamburg’s more dangerous players last week – is suspended after picking up his second booking for the competition.

State of play

A goalless draw after 90 minutes would mean extra-time and penalties. A score draw would see Hamburg progress on away goals.


Tickets for this match have SOLD OUT.


A dry and mild night has been forecast in SW6.

FFCtv coverage

Fans can watch this game in its entirety on FFCtv, for free. (Be sure to press play bang on 8.05pm to enjoy in real time!)

He said

“It's an unbelievable motivation to have the final at our stadium but if the players put too much pressure on themselves it's not a good thing. My task is to give them confidence.” - Hamburg caretaker manager Ricardo Moniz


Fulham: WDDDL

Lost: Everton 2-1 Fulham (Premier League)

Drew: Hamburg 0-0 Fulham (Europa League)

Drew: Fulham 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League)

Drew: Liverpool 0-0 Fulham (Premier League)

Won: Wolfsburg 0-1 Fulham (Europa League)

Hamburg: WWLDL

Lost: Hoffenheim 5-1 Hamburg (Bundesliga)

Drew: Hamburg 0-0 Fulham (Europa League)

Lost: Hamburg 0-1 Mainz (Bundesliga)

Won: Bochum 1-2 Hamburg (Bundesliga)

Won: Standard Liege 1-3 Hamburg (Europa League)

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 29/04/20...
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 10:42:07 AM »
Good to hear that Justin Yeoh is helping with homeless people, it really is a problem that we should be capable of eliminating in these modern times.
I have been watching the TV programme Homes Under The Hammer presented by the engaging ex footballer Dion Dublin and am pleased to see may developers are converting old run down premises to HMO's (Homes of multiple occupancy), this should help reduce homelessness.