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July 31, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/31/2010

With new manager Mark Hughes watching on from the stands Fulham lost their first pre-season friendly at Fratton Park to relegated Portsmouth. Hughes would not have been happy that the Whites conceded the winner to Mark Wilson's header from a corner after half an hour.

July 30, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/30/2010

Our new manager has to hit the ground running after the farrago of sealing a successor to Roy. Get set for more wild speculation and some inspired guesswork from the media as Fulham transfer talk goes into overdrive.

July 29, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/29/2010

So Sparky has the nod, back at the helm of a Premiership club after being shipped out of Eastlands last December. With his impressive record in management and outstanding playing career, it needed a big man to fill Hodgson's shoes. Hughes looks the best equipped of those on offer to do it.

July 28, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/28/2010

A second draw in the southern city of Malmo concludes Fulham's 10 day trip to Sweden, but it could have been better. Danny Murphy sidefoots an early penalty wide.

July 27, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/27/2010

The ground that is, rather than our footballing principles. With average home attendances one of the more modest in the Premiership at just under 24,000, how long can Fulham continue stretching the budgets of their business model to stay competitve in the Prem?

July 23, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/23/2010

No half measures from Fulham in their third pre-season outing. Ray Lewington includes eight players from last May's Europa League final against Halmstad. An entertaining game sees Fulham held 2-2 as Zoltan Gera bags a brace.

July 22, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/22/2010

Now that we've all hopefully had time to view last season's DVD highlights, what was your favourite goal of our long campaign and why? Feel free to describe your all time favourite Fulham goal as well.

Posted by Phil Mison on 07/22/2010

As already flagged nobody was going to come out of the Amsterdam stand off looking great. Fulham are a week closer to the new season without a big name manager to build on Hodgson's legacy, with the next party to be courted knowing they are very much second choice. Do we have a plan B?

July 21, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/21/2010

While our Chief Executive continues to arm wrestle the Ajax board for the services of Martin Jol, it's no surprise to learn that money is the main bone of contention. None of the three parties can now emerge from this unseemly situation unscathed, as we take an overview of football's fragile finances.

Posted by Phil Mison on 07/21/2010

Taking that final lap of honour at the Hamburg Arena last May seems likely to have been Mark Schwarzer's farewell to the Fulham fans. Sources close to the club tell me Mark's move across town to the Emirates has been a 'done deal' since early July, before Schwarzer jetted off to Australia for a break post World Cup.

July 19, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/19/2010

Martin Jol is Fulham's choice to take the club on to the next level. Following Roy Hodgson's move to Liverpool at the end of June, Dutchman Jol's appointment sees Fulham going continental for the first time since Jean Tigana took the Whites up to the Premier League a decade ago.

July 18, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 07/18/2010

After a decade in the top flight and the most memorable achievement in the club's long history, pushing Atletico Madrid to the limit last May, the question for all Fulham fans now has to be, where do we go from here? The appointment of Roy's successor is imminent, summer transfer activity has been quiet. Are we really London's 'smallest' Prem club, mid-table safety the limit of our ambition?

July 15, 2010
Posted by Dom Raynor on 07/15/2010

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