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Sunday Fulham Stuff - 07/11/21...
« on: November 06, 2021, 10:01:30 AM »
Results

Saturday
Barnsley
0-2
Hull
Birmingham
1-2
Reading
Blackburn
3-1
Sheff Utd
Bournemouth
4-0
Swansea
Cardiff
2-1
Huddersfield
Coventry
3-2
Bristol City
Luton
0-1
Stoke
Millwall
1-1
Derby
Forest
3-0
Preston NE
P’borough
0-1
Fulham
West Brom
1-1
M’borough
Blackpool
1-1
QPR
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Re: Sunday Fulham Stuff - 07/11/21...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 10:02:09 AM »
Peterborough 0-1 Fulham


Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 20 goals this season and 14 in his past nine games

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored for a sixth game running as his late winner at Peterborough gave Fulham a sixth straight Championship victory.

The hosts went closest in a first half low on chances when Jonson Clarke-Harris smashed a powerful shot from inside the box against the post.

Fulham had failed to register a shot on target in the first half, but improved after the break and Mitrovic twice went close before guiding a header inside the post from Neeskens Kebano's cross.

Posh almost levelled late on when Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak pushed Clarke-Harris's fierce strike against the post.

Fulham arrived fresh from a 7-0 midweek drubbing of Blackburn which took their tally to 24 goals on the road this season, as the Championship's leading scorers took on the EFL's leakiest defence which had conceded 31 times.

The visitors quickly settled into their rhythm, dominating early possession, but managed just one attempt before the break - Kebano's stoppage-time shot which flew over the bar.

Instead it was Posh who grew into the game and created the best chances of the half as Rodak pulled off decent saves in quick succession from a Sammie Szmodics shot and then Joe Ward's free-kick.

Fulham started strongly after the break, with Mitrovic twice forcing home goalkeeper David Cornell into saves after being teed up by Bobby Decordova-Reid, and then putting a header over from close range.

Cornell had no chance with Mitrovic's 20th goal of the season, but made another good stop to deny Kebano's powerful strike, and it almost helped earn a point as Clarke-Harris was denied by the woodwork for a second time.

But a fifth straight clean sheet helped Marco Silva's side remain two points behind leaders Bournemouth, while Peterborough slip to 21st, three points above the relegation zone, after a ninth defeat in their past 14 matches.

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"It's a rubbish result, a game we should have won, a game we felt we could win.

"Against a team like Fulham if you have four or five really good opportunities you have to win the game. Today we had to win that game so it's probably as disappointed as I've been all season.

"They're a really good team, full of quality, but our shape was good, we pressed at the right times, we caused them problems when we passed the ball like I thought we could.

"You can't give the country's leading goalscorer a free header from four yards. He's not missing."

Fulham boss Marco Silva:
"Six wins in a row with five clean sheets in a row is amazing. They are fantastic numbers for us and the key for our win was the passion we had throughout the game.

"Aleksandar (Mitrovic) has been brilliant for us and it is up to me to always push him and demand more, but for me it is a collective process and it is not just one player.

"It was a tough game just as we expected. Peterborough are always difficult to beat when they play against the best sides in this league at home.

"But overall we deserved the three points as we were the best team on the pitch from the start to the finish."



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59099843
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Re: Sunday Fulham Stuff - 07/11/21...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2021, 10:02:17 AM »
Post-Peterborough Press Conference

Speaking to the media following Fulham’s 1-0 victory at Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon, Marco Silva praised his side’s patience and balance.

“We won’t always score a big number of goals in every match," explained Fulham’s Head Coach.

“The opponents blocked us well, the pitch wasn’t in the condition to play a quick game and it was tough like we expected.

“Every time they play a top side, they achieve very good results, which means they’re a strong side at home.

“We started the game well, with the right intensity, the right pace, winning the second balls, but they waited for us in the middle and it wasn’t easy to play against them.

“I told our players at half-time that the key will be patience and balance. We have to play higher, quicker and make better decisions in attack because we’ll score, and we did it.

Aleksandar Mitrović netted his twentieth goal of the season, and while crediting the frontman, Fulham’s Head Coach also stressed the importance of the collective creativity within the team.

“It’s fantastic what Mitrović is doing,” said Silva.

“It’s a collective process, as Mitro can’t score goals without us creating.

“Of course, when you have a play with his capacity and ability to score goals, it’s fantastic for us. We know as a team that Mitro is a fantastic player.

“We also had Rodrigo Muniz on the bench who has the capacity to score goals too.

“It was a fantastic moment from [Neeskens] Kebano, the way he created the chance.

“Our number 9 loves getting chances to score, and he’s brilliant.”



https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2021/november/06/0bb4b670-3f32-11ec-92c9-23e47c9d6796/
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2021, 01:54:32 PM »
Fulham U18s held to draw at West Ham

Fulham’s under 18s were held to a goalless draw by West Ham in a dour London derby at Little Heath this morning.

Kevin Keen’s young Hammers made the stronger start with the referee waving away penalty appeals for handball against Charlie Robinson. A brilliant set-piece delivery from Lewis Orford whistled right across the area before George Earthy was denied an opening goal by an offside flag. Earthy followed up after the recalled Alex Borto had saved Divin Mubama’s free-kick, but was adjudged offside.

Borto thwarted Earthy again after an hour and centre back Kaelan Casey might have felt he should have done better than send a diving header wide when he had been left unattended at a corner. The Hammers were well on top and Gideon Kodua drove over after being found by a good Junior Robinson cross.

Fulham were grateful to remain level at the interval, but they almost went behind early in the second half when Kodua somehow fired over from close range after latching onto a low centre. Ali Melloul’s side, which was virtually full strength apart from George Okkas who has already travelled to join up with Cyprus on international duty, gradually got a foothold in the game but it took until midway through the second period for them to create a clear chance. Luke Harris peeled away to reach Delano McCoy-Splatt’s ball in but header over at the back post.

Harris looked the most likely source of a Fulham goal but the Welsh midfielder was denied a winner by a brilliant save from Jacob Knightbridge with twenty minutes to go. Winger Michael Olakigbe nearly benefitted from the blustery wind in the closing stages when his cross almost caught out the West Ham goalkeeper – but both sides had to settle for a point despite the late excitement.

WEST HAM UNITED UNDER 18s (3-5-2): Knightbridge; Tarima, Forbes (Falase 56), Casey; Robinson, Clayton, Earthy (Soglo 74), Orford, Scarles; Mubama, Kodua. Subs (not used): Evans.

BOOKED: Mubama.

FULHAM UNDER 18s (4-2-3-1): Borto; Tanton, de Fougerolles, Araujo, C. Robinson; McCoy-Splatt, Lanquedoc; Wildbore (Works 76), Olakigbe, Harris; Sanderson. Subs (not used): McNally, Antonsson, Caton, Parker.

BOOKED: McCoy-Splatt, Lanquedoc.



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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2021, 08:34:49 AM »
Fulham fans' incredibly posh away day train snacks leave 'the nation on strings'

A group of Fulham fans, who shared a picture of their cheeseboard and port on social media, have the 'nation on strings' as their posh meal divides football fans

A group of Fulham fans have the 'nation on strings' as they showed off their cheeseboard and bottle of port on the way to Peterborough.

The Cottagers are set to face Peterborough on Saturday afternoon as they look to cut the gap to Bournemouth.

Fulham are currently two points behind the Cherries after 16 games so far this season.

And a group of Fulham fans have tweeted their pre-match cheeseboard and port on the way to their latest clash.

The group tweeted a photo featuring two 'cheeseboard bites', two boxes of crackers, some grapes, and a bottle of port, much to the annoyance of some football fans.


The group of fans shared the image on social media (Image: Peter_le_fleur/Twitter)

"Brilliant effort in having the nation on strings," one football fan tweeted in response to seeing the spread.

Another joked: "The most Fulham tweet ever. Close the internet, it's over."

"The effort put in here to wind up a certain type of fan is exceptional, nothing but respect," a third added.

And a Fulham fan added: "This and a guaranteed double for Mitro, supporting Fulham in the Championship is an easy life."


Fulham are currently second in the Championship

It's not the first time strange food choices have been spotted at Fulham.

One fan was spotted carving into a victoria sponge at Craven Cottage during a Fulham match in 2019.




https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/fulham-fans-championship-peterborough-food-25394825

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Re: Sunday Fulham Stuff - 07/11/21...
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2021, 08:35:46 AM »
Mitrovic makes it 20 as Fulham win again

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 20th Championship goal of the season gave Fulham a sixth consecutive win.

The Whites, 7-0 winners at Blackburn in midweek, found the going tougher this time and Peterborough managed to frustrate them.

But Posh’s resistance was broken with 16 minutes remaining. Neeskens Kebano did superbly on the left and crossed for Mitrovic to head home.

Second-placed Fulham remain two points behind leaders Bournemouth, who won at home to Swansea.

Fulham: Rodak, Odoi (Tete 45), Hector, Ream, Robinson, Seri (Cairney 64), Reed, De Cordova-Reid, Wilson, Kebano, Mitrovic (Mawson 90).
Subs not used: Gazzaniga, Onomah, Carvalho, Muniz.



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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2021, 08:37:27 AM »
Rodrigo Muniz details individual importance of Fulham duo after Craven Cottage arrival

Fulham summer signing Rodrigo Muniz has picked out manager Marco Silva and striker Aleksandar Mitrovic as two key figures for praise in enhancing his performance levels at Craven Cottage, speaking to the club’s media team.

The Brazilian forward, who arrived from Flamengo in the summer, has found himself on the bench for the majority of his time in West London thus far with Serbian international Mitrovic in scintillating form.

With the latter scoring at a rate of over a goal per game this term, he is on course to break records and will continue to be one of the first names on the teamsheet if he can retain his current goalscoring form.

This has been to the detriment of 20-year-old Muniz, who hasn’t had a sufficient chance to impress yet and has only started once for Marco Silva’s men in their Carabao Cup penalty shootout loss to Leeds United back in September.

However, his late brace against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night will give him great confidence for the rest of the campaign – and help to provide reassurance to Cottagers fans who are dreading the possibility of seeing Mitrovic out of action with an injury or suspension – a real possibility in a gruelling 46-game season.

The Serbian might be keeping the 20-year-old out of the team at the moment, but the latter has outlined the ways his competitor has helped him whilst settling into life in the English capital, also giving a special mention to manager Silva as he spoke to the media.

Muniz said: “In training I’m always learning from Mitro, who’s having such a great season so far.

“I’ve been able to pick things up from Mitro.

“It’s a learning curve, but when my chance comes I’ll look forward to taking it, like I did against Blackburn.

“Obviously because Mitro is playing so well, whenever I have the chance to come on I have to keep up the same rhythm as him, if not better than him.

“That’s what I’m looking to do, but working with Mitro does bring out the best in me.

“The Gaffer has given me a lot of confidence, too. He gave me a chance on Wednesday (against Blackburn) and I was able to take it.”

The Verdict:

Sometimes you can’t have it all your own way – and this is exactly what Muniz is experiencing right now. He might not be heavily involved in Championship matches yet, but he will have enhanced his performance levels and become a better player after training with someone who possesses such quality.

Mitrovic has shown what it takes to get past Championship defences and although it may take a little bit of time for the Brazilian to climb up to his level, he has plenty of room for improvement as a 20-year-old and will only get better as time goes on.

Both of his goals at Ewood Park in midweek may not have been the most spectacular and may have come against ten men, but he managed to get himself in the right position both times and did extremely well to get the better of Blackburn’s defender to prod the ball home for his first.

It almost seems a long time ago now that the Cottagers weren’t so prolific in front of goal against the likes of Reading and Leeds United, but when those moments come, they can now rely on the Brazilian to make an impact.

Well done to Fulham boss Silva for making this a possibility – because confidence is exactly what he needed to thrive and he was full of it in midweek.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/rodrigo-muniz-details-individual-importance-of-fulham-duo-after-craven-cottage-arrival/

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2021, 08:38:48 AM »
Mitrovic masters plucky Posh

This was a world away from Fulham’s sublime seven-goal showing at Blackburn. Marco Silva’s side rode their luck at London Road both before and after Aleksandar Mitrovic’s measured header gave them the lead over plucky Peterborough. Marek Rodak made a couple of superb saves to deny the powerful Jonson Clarke-Harris an equaliser and Fulham clung on to three points they barely deserved. The Whites will produce many more eye-catching displays, but it it these sort of gritty victories that clinch promotion from the Championship.

The decisive moment came sixteen minutes from time. Neeskens Kebano, who had gradually been getting the better of the Posh’s makeshift right back Joe Ward, tricked his way towards the byline and produced a peach of a cross. Dan Butler and Frankie Kent left the task of picking up Mitrovic to each other and the Serbian striker glanced his twentieth goal of the season inside the far post. Fulham’s hulking number nine had done little until then – but proved clinical when it mattered.

The narrow defeat was harsh on Peterborough. If they replicate these levels of endeavour and effectiveness, they should have little trouble surviving the drop. Darren Ferguson switched to a compact 4-4-2 and succeeded in denying the Londoners’ the acres of space they enjoyed at Ewood Park. The Posh weathered a period of early Fulham pressure and dominated much of a first half where the visitors’ only significant effort on goal which saw Kebano lash high and wide after being slipped through by Harry Wilson. The hosts, on the other hand, created a hatful of presentable chances.

The recalled Clarke-Harris posed problems for Tim Ream and Michael Hector throughout. He outpaced Ream to reach a fine floated ball from the back by Kent and crashed a left-footed finish against the angle of post and bar from an acute angle. That seemed to spark the belief in Ferguson’s charges. Jack Taylor scuffed wide from a Kent flick on and then Rodak saved smartly from Sammie Szmodics after he had got the better of Hector. The Slovakian goalkeeper then pushed away a well-struck free kick from Ward at full stretch as Posh finished the first period well on top.

Silva replaced Denis Odoi, who looked utterly bewildered by Siriki Dembele’s pace and trickery and was fortunate to escape a second booking, with Kenny Tete at the break. His side immediately looked more threatening with Mitrovic almost punishing Dai Cornell for a poor goalkick. The in-form forward, played in by Bobby Decordova-Reid, was thwarted by a fine reaction save from the Welsh goalkeeper. Cornell saved smartly from Mitrovic again five minutes later – with the Serbian visibly disappointed not to have placed his volley from Decordova-Reid’s cross either side of the goalkeeper.

Peterborough certainly weren’t lying down, though. Ollie Norburn, who had seconds earlier produced a brilliant block to prevent Fulham profiting from a fine Wilson cross, played a glorious ball over the visiting back line to release Smozdics, but the Irish midfielder couldn’t get away from the recovering Ream and Rodak easily repelled the shot. Silva’s replacement of Seri with Tom Cairney, and shifting Harrison Reed into a deeper role, arguably tilted the game in Fulham’s favour.

Kebano was now teasing an exhausted Ward for fun down the left flank and Decordova-Reid burst onto a clever lay-off from Mitrovic, but drove wide when it seemed simpler to score. Any anguish didn’t last long, however, as Mitrovic’s header five minutes later put Silva’s side in front. Kebano might have doubled the lead a couple of minutes later with a sensational strike from 30 yards but he was denied a goal of the season contender by a stunning save from Cornell, who somehow clawed the ball away from his top corner.

The hosts mounted a late siege on the Fulham goal in search of point. They would have claimed one too were it not for Rodak’s razor-sharp reflexes. He pushed an angled drive from Clarke-Harris onto the far post after Dembele had won possession in his own and driven deep into Fulham territory. Silva signalled his intention to hang on to a slender advantage by sacrificing Mitrovic for Alfie Mawson and, in the final minute of added time, Rodak was required to palm away a Clarke-Harris free-kick. It wasn’t pretty or comfortable, but Fulham’s fifth consecutive clean sheet secured a sixth successive victory.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED (4-4-2): Cornell; Ward (Kanu 85), Butler, Kent, Beevers (Edwards 79); Burrows (Poku 85), Norburn, Taylor, Szmodics; Dembele, Clarke-Harris. Subs (not used): Blackmore, Knight, Coventry, Grant.

BOOKED: Norburn.

FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Rodak, Odoi (Tete 45), A. Robinson, Hector, Ream; Reed, Seri (Cairney 63); Wilson, Kebano, Decordova-Reid, Mitrovic (Mawson 89). Subs (not used): Gazzaniga, Onomah, Carvalho, Muniz.

BOOKED: Odoi, Kebano, Cairney.

GOAL: Mitrovic (74).

REFEREE: Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire).

ATTENDANCE: 11,214.



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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 08:39:55 AM »
One winner and one loser at Leeds United if they land 3-goal ace’s signature

Fulham attacker Fabio Carvalho has rejected a contract offer from his club, with Leeds United and others on high alert regarding a transfer.

he Whites have been very shrewd in the last few seasons when it’s come to bringing in youth players for cut prices, and it’s starting to manifest in first-team involvement this term.

The likes of Joe Gelhardt, Pascal Struijk, and Crysencio Summerville (and all the others) have shown that it’s a method that can save the club millions in the future.

One who has recently been linked with a move to Leeds and other Premier League clubs is Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho, with The Sun on Sunday; 08/08/21 reporting of Leeds’ interest.

Carvalho has been in great form in the Championship this term, scoring three and assisting one in six league games, despite only turning 19 in late August.

The Sun have also now reported that he has now turned down a contract offer to keep him at Craven Cottage, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2022.

It leaves Leeds, or any other club, the chance to sign him for in a huge bargain deal with six months left on his deal when we enter January.

Here, we take a look at one winner and one loser at Leeds if they were to push through this deal to sign him…

Winner: Rodrigo
Rodrigo has shown that he’s better off fighting for his place in the lone striker position at Leeds, rather than being forced to drop into attacking midfield.

He’s looked far less effective when playing in that position, and the arrival of Carvalho would give Leeds a more natural option to play deeper, allowing the Spaniard to keep playing up front.

He might be stuck playing second fiddle to Bamford, but his difference in approach to attacking gives us more versatile options when going into each game.

Carvalho has shown this season that he’s far more suited to playing behind a striker than what we’ve seen from Rodrigo.

Loser: Tyler Roberts
Despite a new contract in the summer, Roberts looks like he’s further away from a regular starting spot than he was last season.

It has to be said that while he’s split opinion, Roberts was well-justified for his new contract, working extremely hard to get off the mark at the end of the season and looking like a solid cog in Leeds’ immense late-season form in 20/21.

He’s been in a very similar situation to Rodrigo in that he’s not had many chances to start as a striker for the club, subjected more often to dropping into midfield.

Roberts’ form has been well off the pace so far this season and he’s losing a lot of the confidence he had from Marcelo Bielsa.

Signing a young player for his position is the last thing the Welsh international would want right now.

It just adds more competition for the place he’s already fighting a losing battle in anyway.



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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2021, 08:40:24 AM »
Silva savours ‘tough’ win

Marco Silva was delighted with Fulham’s tenacity after the Whites came through a serious examination of their promotion credentials to pinch all three points at Peterborough this afternoon.

Darren Ferguson’s side created the clearer chances in the first half before Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 20th goal of the season put Fulham ahead with fifteen minutes to play. The visitors were indebted to two terrific saves from Marek Rodak in the closing stages as they clung on to all three points and Silva shared his joy at a sixth straight win with FFCTV after the final whistle at London Road:

“Tough, tough win but a great, great win for us. I’m proud of our players – the way they deal with a tough game. Proud of our fans as well. Fantastic from the warm up until the last of minute of the game. It has to be this way. All of us together will be stronger.

We expected it to be a tough game. They were really tough to beat. There are really tough to play here. We started well, not creating many chances, but after about 25 minutes we started to lose a bit of confidence and they started to create some counter attacks and create some uncertainty in our team. I spoke at half time with our players: the key will be the passion and the pressure, we have to play quicker, but keep the pressure and keep the balance and we will create chances to score.”

The Fulham head coach was particularly pleased with a fifth consecutive clean sheet that provided the foundation for a gritty away win:

“Fantastic. Key, key, key for us. Even if you are an offensive team, but you cannot achieve if you are not a solid team with the right balance every time. Keeping clean sheets is everything for us. You know that we will create chances, we will score goals as well and if you keep clean sheets you will win the game.”

Silva saluted Mitrovic’s matchwinning contribution but also highlighted the work of Neeskens Kebano in creating the chance for Fulham’s Serbian striker.

“He was decisive again. He is a really important player for us, but for me is a matter of the collective. Mitro has this ability, but it is a collective thing because the way we created this chance was a fantastic moment from Kebano. Of course, Mitro has this capacity to score goals inside the box. It is a collective work – all of us we did well to create this moment to score.”



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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2021, 08:41:44 AM »
Rodak delighted with another clean sheet

Marek Rodak was delighted to keep another clean sheet as Fulham recorded a narrow win at Peterborough United this afternoon.

The Slovakian international registered his fifth consecutive clean sheet continuing a fine run of form since he displaced Paolo Gazzaniga in goal for Fulham. Rodak told FFCTV tonight:

“I’m obviously happy with the performance of the team. We dug in hard from the start for a deserved win. It was a hard, hard fought game today, happy to get a clean sheet for myself. I’m happy to not to concede a goal, we’re scoring goals and winning matches – that’s ideal.

It’s tough to come to places like this to get a win and get a clean sheet. We are confident at the moment, but every game is hard so we have to go game by game. They came out with a good tactic, they try to sit off and let us create and push on. We did, we scored and we won.”

The Fulham academy graduate made a couple of superb saves from Jonson Clarke-Harris to ensure the Whites left London Road with all three points.



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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2021, 08:43:19 AM »
Southampton transfer news: Hasenhuttl strategy amid links to 19 y/o contract rebel

The Sun journalist Tom Barclay has revealed Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking to bolster his squad with exciting youngsters amid interest in Fulham teen Fabio Carvalho.

Saints are understood to be looking to strike a deal for Carvalho when the transfer window reopens in January.

What's the latest news involving Carvalho?

Carvalho's Fulham future has become increasingly uncertain after the 19-year-old rejected a new contract earlier this week.

The Cottagers have been desperate to tie one of their prised assets down to fresh terms as his current agreement is set to expire at the end of June.

But Southampton are likely to face stiff competition for the creative midfielder's signature as Premier League rivals West Ham United, Leeds United, Norwich City and Portuguese side Porto were keen during the summer transfer window and could renew their interest after seeing the youngster snub his current employers' latest proposal.

Carvalho also has suitors abroad after catching the eye of La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Southampton boss Hasenhuttl has been eager to welcome exciting youngsters in recent times, with 18-year-old right-back Tino Livramento making the £5million move from Chelsea during the summer and Armando Broja, 20, also switching from Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan deal.

What has Tom Barclay said about Saints' transfer strategy?

Barclay has confirmed that Southampton are looking to welcome up-and-coming talent to St Mary's when the transfer window reopens.

However, he claims Hasenhuttl is only interested in youngsters who can make an instant impact in the Premier League.

Barclay told GIVEMESPORT: "I know they've gone for this new way forward, as we can all see from the likes of Livramento, Broja and a few other signings.

They're looking for younger players, but not just younger players who will go into the system, the under-23s team or squad players.

"They want players who can affect the first team, that they think are good enough and willing to give them a chance."

Why is Carvalho coveted by so many clubs?

Despite still being a teenager, Carvalho started the campaign as a key member of Fulham boss Marco Silva's side and repaid that faith by bagging three goals and an assist.

However, a toe injury resulted in Carvalho having to wait until last weekend to chalk up his sixth appearance of the season.

Southampton's St Mary's home is a stadium which is memorable for Carvalho as it is where he not only made his first Premier League start but claimed the maiden senior goal of his career.

He has also shone on the international stage, winning 29 caps at various age levels for England.



https://www.givemesport.com/1781291-southampton-transfer-news-hasenhuttl-strategy-amid-links-to-19-yo-contract-rebel


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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2021, 08:44:20 AM »
Chelsea and Liverpool join Real Madrid in race to sign Fulham ace Fabio Carvalho

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool have joined Real Madrid in the race to sign Fabio Carvalho from Fulham.

Carvalho, 19, has scored three goals in seven appearances for Fulham this season to help Marco Silva’s side climb to second in the Championship as they look to secure an immediate return to the Premier League.

The teenager is one of the most highly-rated youngsters in England, having already made six appearances for England Under-23s and receiving the EFL Young Player of the Month award for August.

Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Carvalho and are keen to take him to the Bernabeu, either in January or the end of the season.

But Eurosport say Chelsea and Liverpool have both also expressed interest in signing the attacker.

Carvalho will likely leave Craven Cottage next summer and Premier League giants Chelsea and Liverpool, currently first and third in the league respectively, want to be kept in the loop over any developments.

It is claimed Fulham fear Carvalho’s head has been turned by Real Madrid, but that one of the English sides could yet convince the teenager to snub a move abroad.

Carvalho came on as a second-half substitute in Fulham’s eye-catching 7-0 thrashing over Blackburn Rovers on Thursday night.

Following the devastating victory, Fulham boss Silva said: ‘It was a fantastic win for us, but we know it’s just three points.

‘We have to be humble enough to know that we did fantastic in scoring seven goals in this competition away from home and keeping a clean sheet, but it is just three points.

‘We have to be happy, to congratulate the players who have fantastic momentum but we have to keep our feet on the floor, we have to be humble and start to prepare for the next game.

‘We have to keep going, we know we won’t win all the games, but I don’t want to see the stats we had last month, because a winning mentality is what we’re trying to achieve.

‘What we did in the second half was to keep doing good things and it’s compulsory for us to want to keep the clean sheet.’



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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2021, 08:45:16 AM »
Palace planning to pinch Anguissa

Crystal Palace are planning an audacious bid to sign Fulham midfielder Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa from under the noses of Napoli, according to the Sun.

The Cameroonian international has starred for Gli Azzurri in Serie A since making the loan move from Craven Cottage in August. The 25 year-old has made thirteen appearances for Luciano Spalletti’s side table-toppers, who have an option to buy for around £15m written into their loan agreement with Fulham.

Palace boss Patrick Vieira, a longstanding admirer of Anguissa, was disappointed to miss on the powerful midfielder when he made it clear he wanted to leave the Whites at the start of the season. Vieira is hoping to persuade the Eagles hierarchy to finance a big-money push for the former Marseilles man in the summer. The Sun suggests that Fulham could be looking for around £20m after Anguissa signed a new deal before leaving for Italy, although Napoli have already indicated their willingness to conclude a permanent deal of their own.



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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2021, 08:46:27 AM »
Crystal Palace plotting move for Fulham’s Anguissa

Crystal Palace are plotting a summer move for Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

Anguissa, 25, is currently on loan at Serie A high-flyers Napoli. The Cameroonian has featured 9 times in Serie A for the Naples side so far this season, who sit in 1st-place of the table after a fine start to the campaign.

The Fulham man has impressed in Italy and now The Sun on Sunday (07.11.21, pg. 59) reports that Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is keen on signing the midfielder next summer, as a potential replacement for Conor Gallagher who’s set to return to Chelsea.

Alan Nixon writes that Fulham want something in the region of £20million for the midfielder but he also goes on to write how that fee ‘may come down’ given that Anguissa will only have a year left on his Fulham deal come next summer.

Reports coming out of Italy (via TEAMtalk) have suggested that Napoli have been largely impressed with the Fulham man so far, and that they want to sign him on a permanent basis.

Palace could now hijack that move, but a return to Fulham can’t be ruled out.

Marco Silva’s side are cruising in 2nd-place of the Championship table, looking like guarantees for automatic promotion alongside early contenders Bournemouth.

Should they return to the Premier League, a spot in Silva’s more attacking and complete Fulham side might sound more preferable to Anguissa than what Scott Parker’s Fulham was.

The Whites won 1-0 away at Peterborough United yesterday afternoon to secure a sixth-straight win in the Championship.



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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2021, 08:47:30 AM »
Fulham eyeing January move for Angers’ Angelo Fulgini

Fulham are eyeing up a January move for Angers’ Angelo Fulgini, reports Alan Nixon in The Sun on Sunday (07.11.21, pg. 59).

Fulgini, 25, is in his fifth season with French Ligue 1 outfit Angers. The Ivorian-born attacking midfielder has previously represented France at youth level and has this season scored twice and assisted once in his 13 league fixtures.

Now though, Nixon is reporting that Fulham are looking at a potential January move for Fulgini who could be available for £10million.

The report goes on to mention how Marco Silva’s ‘spies hope they can persuade him to join the Championship club’, suggesting that Angers could sanction his departure in the New Year.

Fulham are gathering momentum in the Championship after a vein of inconstancy – they sit in 2nd-place of the Championship table and are starting to look like runaway promotion contenders alongside Bournemouth, with 3rd-place West Brom now six points behind Fulham in 2nd.

The Whites have won their last six in the league, scoring 21 and conceding just once in those six too.

Promotion definitely looks to be on the cards for Silva’s side but January could still present an ideal time to bolster the squad and ensure that they have enough in the tank to see the season through, and a midfield addition could well be vital.

The likes of Harry Wilson and Fabio Carvalho have been performing in that attacking midfielder role this season. Both however have run into injury problems and suspensions and so Silva could consider an additional no.10 to ensure he has the required depth to secure automatic promotion.

Up next for Fulham is a home game against Barnsley later this month.



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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2021, 08:48:10 AM »
Fulham fancy Fulgini move


Fulham are lining up an ambitious move for Angers attacking midfielder Angelo Fulgini, according to the Sun.

Alan Nixon writes that the Whites are keen to try and lure the 25 year-old to London after a proposed move to Feyenoord fell through in the summer when the Dutch giants failed to agree a fee with Angers. The former French under-21 international, who came through the Valenciennes youth set-up, has spent five years at Angers, scoring 21 goals in 136 appearances.

Fulham are hoping to use their strong position in the Championship – Marco Silva’s side have a six-point cushion over third-placed West Brom after six straight victories – to offer the Ivory Coast born playmaker the prospect of Premier League football. Fulgini’s representatives were in England last week for introductory talks with interested parties and Angers are rumoured to be ready to part with one of their prize assets in January should a satisfactory offer arrive.

Fulgini has caught the eye with some excellent performances for Angers this season, scoring against Paris Saint-Germain and Saint Etienne in October, as the Black and Whites have surprised plenty of pundits in Ligue 1. They currently sit seventh in the table after a 1-1 draw at Lille yesterday. The versatile midfielder, who has previously regularly played on the right flank, was linked with Southampton, Brighton and Brentford last month as well as Crystal Palace during the summer transfer window.



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