August 29, 2010
Only a point from our trip to the seaside means three played, three drawn and three points to date - not quite the return we would have liked for some enterprising football so far. But in truth we were lucky here to sneak away with a draw and sour the Tangerines return to the top flight.
August 27, 2010
Fulham have the privilege this weekend to be the visiting team for Blackpool's first ever fixture in the Premier League. Much more than just another football match, the occasion marks a fairy tale rise to the top flight for the Tangerines, while the travelling Fulham army will reflect on what might have been.
August 25, 2010
Six pack Fulham tear Port Vale apart as the rain pours down at the Cottage. Warm appreciation for the returning Mickey Adams from the H block 'choir' and all credit to his side, who tried to play the game in the right manner. But Fulham on the night - unstoppable!
If you need to understand football's passion that makes it the global game, creating more drama in 24 hours than a lifetime of Ian Fleming, examine the ramifications from two Premiership games within 24 hours this week. Fulham's pulsating draw with United and Liverpool's surrender to City.
With one week left in the transfer window to do business, Mark Hughes brings big Algerian defender Rafik Halliche to the Cottage, but rumours are mounting he may be on the brink of losing his international left-back...to Roy Hodgson's Liverpool.
August 22, 2010
An open and entertaining game that sees Fulham give United a huge scare. Sir Alex declares himself happy with a point and admits Fulham were the better side in the 2nd half. Check out the BBC match report and image below (be quick) which says it all. A day when Fulham again made us proud to be a supporter!
August 21, 2010
Seems our American followers are galvanised into rushing to the defence of Team USA star Clint Dempsey whenever anyone posts reservations about his value to FFC.
The press enjoyed a field day this week doing what they love most, expressing outraged indignation and high dudgeon on behalf of the nation's morals. Two disturbingly overlapping stories within 24 hours gave true football fans much to ponder.
August 18, 2010
Making no secret of the fact that he was hungry for signings to give the club more options, Mark Hughes has secured the services of AZ Alkmaar striker Moussa Dembele on a three year deal. Hughes told us he was thankful to have got his man. "It is important we add to the squad to compete at a consistently high level this season."
No surprise to see that our opening home game of the season against Manchester United is sold out. 27,500 will be packed inside the Cottage generating a fantastic atmosphere as we go hunting a third straight home win over the Reds.
August 15, 2010
Follow the link below for probably the best of the match reports out there from our trip to Bolton. They also have a nice stats window that show we had twice as many corners as the home side, yet reports suggest Bolton looked the more threatening.
After the big build up a rather flat opener at the Reebok in a game that reverted to type. Still, it's the first point towards the magic figure of 40 that normally guarantees safety. What lessons do we draw from matchday one?
August 12, 2010
I prefer to leave score forecasting and tipping rounds to other Fulham forums, predictions have a horrible way of coming back to bite you. However, let me just say I am as optimistic about the new season as any since we were elevated to the Premiership.
August 10, 2010
Anticipation is building for the season opener this Saturday at the Reebok. An away win at Bolton, a side we've not lost to in our last six meetings, would make the perfect start to Hughes reign. It would also send out a clear message to fans that Fulham aim to be more ambitious on the road this campaign than under Roy.
August 8, 2010
Now whoever thought we'd actually be singing that refrain without a trace of irony two seasons ago? Congratulations Zamo on a remarkable transformation and reward for sheer dogged determination.
Wow! It may only have been a pre-season friendly, but what better way to put the frighteners on the watching Man United boss and his spies, as Zoltan grabs a hat-trick.
Read the official club report by following the link below.
You knew it was a slow week when the official press call for Hughes appointment as Fulham boss warranted three full pages across most tabloids. An opportunity chairman Mohammed al-Fayed was quick to play up for the press corps gathered at a sun-kissed Craven Cottage last Tuesday
August 3, 2010
Jimmy Bullard will 'never play for Hull City again' after rejecting a loan deal to Celtic.
August 2, 2010
Monday saw Mark Hughes get down to work with his new side at Motspur Park. With 12 days to the big kick-off we analyse what Hughes has inherited from his predecessor.
August 1, 2010
With prices for the best seat in the house edging up towards the £1,000 mark, and even the cheaper areas in the ground enough to make any father with a family think twice, how close is football at Fulham to pricing itself out of the market?