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Saturday Fulham Stuff - 13/06/20...
« on: June 13, 2020, 08:34:22 AM »
Season Ticket Rebate Deadline Extension

Season Ticket Holders who are still to make their preferred 2019/20 season ticket rebate submission are advised that they now have until Monday 15th June 2020, at 5pm.

The deadline has been extended until Monday to accommodate any final decisions or considerations being made by supporter. However, please be aware that fans who do complete the form by 3pm today and select ‘Option 1- Access to live matches on FFCtv’ - will be prioritised to receive their FFCtv live match code and instructions early next week.

If you have already submitted your preference (a Thank You message appears after submission), no further action is required.

A reminder of the four options available to Season Ticket Holders are outlined below:

    Option 1 - Default option – watch live on FFCtv – access to watch Fulham’s remaining home and away fixtures live on FFCtv (nine games, excluding play-offs). No refund or credit.
    Option 2 - A pro-rata credit applied to online ticketing account, equating to 4/23 of the price paid for your Season Ticket. Available to redeem against the price of your 2020/21 Season Ticket.
    Option 3 - Pro-rata refund, equating to 4/23 of the price paid for your 2019/20 Season Ticket.
    Option 4 - Donation to Fulham FC Foundation – your credit value will go to the Club’s charity. This option waives the right to a credit, refund or option 1 access to FFCtv. If you are under 18, you must have the consent of your parent/legal guardian to make this donation.

For further information on the different options, as well as corresponding Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Please be aware, if you do not select an option by the extended deadline of 5pm on Monday 15th June 2020, you will be regarded as having selected “Option 1 – Access to live matches on FFCtv” (below) as your preferred option.

A reminder that a form must be submitted for each individual Season Ticket Holder.  This can be done by refreshing the browser page once the first form has been submitted. Please note, Season Ticket Holders with more than one ticket can select a different option for each ticket.

Should you have any questions about the process, or the credit balance owed to you, please contact the Fulham FC Ticket Office on 0203 871 0810.



http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/june/12/season-ticket-deadline-extension

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Re: Saturday Fulham Stuff - 13/06/20...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 08:35:27 AM »
Forest Game Televised

Fulham’s trip to Nottingham Forest has been selected for live television coverage on Sky Sports.

The City Ground fixture’s new date of Tuesday 7th July remains unchanged, but the match will now kick-off at the earlier time of 5pm.

For clarification, this means that the game can only be viewed on FFCtv by those Season Ticket Holders who selected the live stream option. As is also the case for our meetings with Brentford and Leeds United, one-off match passes will not be available to purchase, and the match will also be unavailable to our international annual subscribers.



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Re: Saturday Fulham Stuff - 13/06/20...
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 08:36:14 AM »
Stadium Store To Re-Open

The Stadium Store at Craven Cottage will be re-opening to Fulham supporters from 10am on Monday 15th June.

In light of recent events owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Store has been closed since Tuesday 17th March.

In line with government guidelines, the Club have been working to ensure the Stadium Store is as safe as possible and as such will be accepting card transactions only and restricting access to a maximum of four customers in the Store at one time.

Fans will also be able to take advantage of our Click & Collect service at the Stadium Store from Monday 15th June.

The Stadium Store will be open for reduced trading hours, as follows:

    10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday
    11am – 4pm, Sunday
    CLOSED - Matchdays

Supporters are still able to shop online, with plenty of great end of season offers available including all adult home shirts now reduced to £20, and 40% off all 2019/20 Training Kit!



http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/june/12/stadium-store-to-re-open


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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 08:38:10 AM »
The streets should forget: Nostalgia bias has blinded too many fans

Nostalgia bias, also known as rosy retrospection is a social phenomenon that academics have been trying to get to grips with for years.

The general idea is that people romanticise things from their youth and remember them for being better than they actually are, whether that be films, foods or their favourite holiday destinations, and it seems that football isn’t exempt from this bias either.

It seems that every other day we’re seeing highlight clips of average players who ‘the streets won’t forget’, with many fawning over former Premier League players who don’t deserve such adulation.

The above tweet has over 41,000 likes and almost 15,000 retweets, and it features such players as Bryan Ruiz and Adel Taarabt, and as someone who has had the misfortune of watching both players turn out for my club, I can tell you that ‘the streets’ are remembering them both wrongly.

Ruiz arrived as a £10m signing on deadline day in 2011 after banging in 35 league goals in 65 games for FC Twente in the Eredivisie, but his first Premier League season saw him score just twice, with both efforts being rather fantastic chips against both Everton and Bolton.

In the end, he would score just 11 goals in 97 league appearances for the Whites, including just four in 29 in the Championship, having to go down as quite a massive flop, considering he was the club’s biggest signing that summer.

Taarabt was a similar story, the Moroccan was undoubtedly one of the Championship’s best players during QPR’s promotion season, netting 19 in 44 from midfield, but once he got into the big leagues, he faltered, netting just seven times in 77 Premier League appearances for both the R’s and Fulham.

The former Tottenham man did have a trick or two up his sleeve, and his nutmegs and stepovers do make for good montage videos that can be shared on social media, but when you’re seeing people lament him as if he was the West London’s answer to a prime Ronaldinho, you can’t help but wonder if anyone remembers actually watching him for a full 90 minutes.

No harm is being done in enjoying these clips, and there is plenty of skill on show here, but it’s leading to a generation of fans glorifying an average bunch of players from an era where there are plenty of footballers worth remembering.



https://www.footballfancast.com/fulham-fc-news/the-streets-should-forget-nostalgia-bias-has-blinded-too-many-fans

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Re: Saturday Fulham Stuff - 13/06/20...
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2020, 08:39:55 AM »
#FULFORCE From Home

Getting to the restart has been tough for everyone.

Now, we’re focused on reaching the Premier League.

9 league fixtures, 27 points to fight for, 2 automatic promotion places and 4 play-off places up for grabs.

IT’S OUR TIME TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN.

And an extraordinary challenge calls for an extraordinary response.

Every Fulham fan has a role to play in this thrilling run-in.

We’ve pulled together and supported each other during lockdown.

Now it’s time to be a formidable #FULFORCE of unity going into each and every remaining fixture.

The games are big, against some of our closest promotion-chasing rivals.

The points at stake, vital.

YOU CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE.

All it takes is wearing the shirt or posting a message or photo of support, and we can all help push Fulham to the Premier League.

It all starts next weekend, when you can show your support against Brentford.

BE PART OF THE TEAM, PITCHSIDE

Share an image or video of you cheering on Fulham on social media. Wear your shirt with pride and use #FULFORCE on Twitter or Instagram when posting your image.

Some of the best images will be shown on the pitchside LEDs at Fulham v Brentford, live on Sky Sports – as we bring you, our fans, closer to the action. Please share before 5pm on Tuesday 16th June. There will be further opportunities for fans to get involved on matchdays.

Post from your personal account on Twitter or Instagram (excluding Instagram Stories), and make sure you use the hashtag #FULFORCE.

Matches might be behind closed doors, but wherever you are you can show your support!

Keep looking on fulhamfc.com next week for more opportunities to get involved. Show your pride and be part of our team.

There has simply been no season like this one. Let’s bring it to a brilliant end.

#FULFORCE



Please note that, by submitting a photo and message you shall be deemed to have consented to Fulham Football Club using your image and message in connection with the FULFORCE campaign.  We will not use your image or message for any other purposes without your consent.  Posts will be monitored and we will remove any messages which we consider (in our absolute discretion) are defamatory or derogatory in nature. Fulham FC reserves its rights in full in respect of any such content.




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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2020, 08:41:20 AM »
Leeds United's promotion bid backed as rivals slated for failing to grasp opportunity

The Whites are currently seven points clear of third-placed Fulham in the race for promotion with just nine games left to play

Gary O'Neil believes Leeds United may suffer as a result of playing behind closed doors when the Championship resumes - but he is still backing them for promotion to the Premier League.

The Championship season will resume on Saturday, June 20, with live coverage on Sky of Brentford’s London derby against Fulham.

That game will be followed by title-chasing West Brom taking on Birmingham City in the 3pm televised slot.

A day later, and United kick-off their campaign when they travel to tackle Cardiff City.

The Whites are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham in the race for promotion with just nine games left to play.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side also hold a one point advantage over fellow promotion chasers West Brom at the top of the table.

Leeds' remaining fixtures, which were released on Monday, appear to be the easiest on paper, but as Whites fans know, that means nothing in the final weeks of the season.

However, O’Neil feels that both the Whites and Albion will be too strong for the chasing pack and will secure a return to the top-flight.

He told Sky Sports: “I think so. We saw that wobble quite a bit earlier on in the season, didn’t we?

“It seemed to give the rest a chance, but the chasing teams didn’t really take that opportunity.

“Fulham didn’t take advantage of it and West Brom and Leeds have managed to build that gap again.

“It will be interesting to see how they come back from this little break they had. Especially going to Leeds with no fans in the stadium may be easier for teams, because it is quite a hostile place.

“Whereas Fulham doesn't have that feel anyway. When you go to Craven Cottage it is always a friendly and nice place. So it may be a slight advantage in it for Fulham.

“But I would be very,very surprised if the top two don’t go straight up.”



https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/leeds-united-premier-league-promotion-18408766


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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2020, 08:43:07 AM »
Birmingham City: EFL wins appeal but Blues avoid further points penalty


Birmingham City are 16th in the Championship table

The English Football League has won its appeal against an independent disciplinary commission's decision to clear Birmingham City of a misconduct charge, reports BBC Radio WM.

However, the Championship club will not be deducted any points.

Blues were originally cleared on 6 March and a new commission was appointed to hear the EFL's appeal.

The charge was brought against the club in relation to an alleged breach of an agreed business plan.

That was implemented after Blues were deducted nine points last season for breaching the EFL's profitability and sustainability rules.

Blues' nine-point penalty in March 2019 came after incurring losses of nearly £48.8m between 2015 and 2018 - almost £10m more than the accepted adjusted losses of £39m over a three-year period under EFL rules.

After initially being cleared of the second charge in March, Birmingham said they had been working "closely and amicably" with the EFL on the matter since May last year.

Birmingham will resume league action on 20 June against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns lying 16th in the Championship table - eight points above the relegation zone with nine games remaining.

Analysis
Richard Wilford, BBC Radio WM

Birmingham City will hope that this latest ruling finally draws a line under a difficult period for the club.

The St Andrew's board had strongly contested the charge of breaching the business plan imposed by the EFL.

It is worth recalling that the club pleaded guilty to last year's charges, taking a nine-point penalty. They were then restricted to five signings for the season, all of whom had to be free transfers or loans, with limited salaries.

Needing to raise further revenue to satisfy the EFL's business plan, they were understandably reluctant to sell key assets such as strikers Che Adams and Isaac Vassell for bargain prices in the January 2019 transfer window, especially with no scope to recruit replacements. Both commanded higher fees when sold in the summer window.

Birmingham have paid the penalty for overspending that was largely concentrated on the summer of 2017. After taking on board the lessons from that period of time, they will now have to show that they can continue to live and compete within their means.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53011517