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Feel Like We're Being Played.....

Premier League Fulham
by Cravingawin (U10616549) 21 July 2010
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for fools on the Jol saga. It should have been wrapped up days ago. I'm thinking Jol played the 'I'll get another team in for me to force Ajax to spend and then I will stay card'.
Anyone else feel the same?
Opinion of Jol is now very low, I hope I'm proved wrong.

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posted Jul 24, 2010

Rocky ..

My point is Fulham are a top tier team but not a top tier club. I saw Craven Cottage when it looked like a western ghost town and that they are a top tier team isn't because of a handful of fans it's because of the 200m put in by the Egyptian and a similar amount put in by SKY.

Regarding Fulhams gates, if they can't fill a 4th div ground several times a season with clubs like Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham within walking distance and other top clubs who always take huge travelling support with them then it would be odd.

That Martin Jol was keen to leave a huge club like Ajax to come to a tin pot club like Fulham is a bone of contention. Ajax are a great of world football and contribute hugely to world football. No footballing person would want them to have a second rate manager to boost a non event like Fulham.

Only the obscene amounts of money swilling about within the PL would have pursuaded a football man to make that choice and you think you have a right for that to happen which is preposterous.

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comment by Rocky57 (U4315019)

posted Jul 24, 2010

Ah, back to your original comment. As I've pointed out your views seem to be based on ignorance and prejudice, so I won't waste any more time in discusion. It'd be like trying to convince a Jehovah's Witness or BNP party member that there are certain facts that might contradict their views.

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posted Jul 24, 2010

Historically football has been self funding.

Clubs have been run by locals like Tommy Trinder and I am not xenophobic nor am I a racist but I'm not a fan of crooks or imposters.

Apparently Al infers royalty and was adopted by the Egyptian but before he bought Harrods he was asked to provide proof of where his money had come.

After the deal went through it was found that the evidence he provided was flawed which is why Tiny Rowlands commenced proceedings against him and why the British government refused his naturalisation application.

He then bought Fulham with his ill-gotten gains and re-applied for naturalisation. This application was refused by a Labour government.

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posted Jul 24, 2010

Christ on a bike... Could you be any more misguided or offensive O.K.?

You claim not to be xenophobic but insist (for reasons best known to yourself) on refering to MAF as "The Egyptian".. May I ask what is your point in this regard ?

You are aware that the authorities found that Mr Rowlands claim was unfounded I take it.

The facilities at Craven Cottage are Premiership standard as is our current squad and the squads of the last 9 seasons. The fact that we can fill it every other week of the season in spite of the fact that we have competition to do so from several other successful London Clubs in the Prem and League One is to be applauded not derided.

Thank You for ignoring my saliant and pertinent replies to you and for refusing to acknowledge the role Fulham supporters have played in our own club.

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posted Jul 24, 2010

Fulham supporters, time to get back to the problem at hand. The Martin Jol event was completely mis-handled. No doubt some in the Fulham management thought that money would trump a contract. Thankfully it didn't.

Now this great club needs a competent manager and to get focused on the upcoming season, otherwise they will be fighting to stay out of the bottom three just like West Ham had to do last season!

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posted Jul 24, 2010

Surely if Fulham were going to struggle in the prem it would of been last season when they were concentrating on the Europa League? Imo even if Fulham cannot get a manager in before the start of the season there home form alone will easily be good enough to finish in the top half of the table. A new man will need time to do things his way so the coming season may well be one of consolidating before trying to take the next step. Would Hoddle not be a decent appointment given Fulham have a reputation for wanting to entertain there fans? It will be a lucky man who gets the Fulham job as they are now a established prem team who have a chairman who will back his manager without spending stupid money and judging on last season alone can compete with a decent chance of success in the cup competitions.

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posted Jul 24, 2010

Fair comment there Bluenose:

Thats why I wouldnt be too upset if we got Hughes or Sven in for the interim. Slaven Bilic is being touted but we need stability right at the minute.. we have steve sidwell and luke young as probable signings and sendoros is already here

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posted Jul 26, 2010

With all the petty bickering regarding the status of MAF it seems we have lost the plot. The debacle at Fulham reflects the very bad state of the morality of football in the UK. RH goes to Livepool and he has a task there. Jol was never an option but people were duped into thinking he was. Many unemployed managers around all probably capable of handling the job at Craven Cottage. Mark Hughes was doing alright at City when he got dumped, Fulham should go get him now and prepare for the new season.

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posted Jul 26, 2010

I totally agree with Bluenose. I have been saying Hoddle would be a great manager for Fulham since Hodgson left. As long as he concentrates on the football and leaves his guru's out of it he would be a great appointment as he is a great manager and has something to prove after being out of the game for a while. As for Simons comments I cannot see how a short term appoint with money grabbers such as Sven would bring stability?

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posted Jul 28, 2010

With respect Fulhaminthe family ..I think we need someone of calibre settling the side ..much as i liked Lewey as a player his managerial skills are something I remember the 1st and 2nd times around as leaving a lot to be desired.. maybe Billy can step up to the plate but Im not sure about RL

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