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September 29, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/29/2010

Players have been falling over themselves to tell us how happy they are with life at Fulham. Among those making all the right noises are those on the fringe. Will we see Hughes give youth a chance?

September 25, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/25/2010

A game we never looked likely scoring in, let alone winning, gives Mark Hughes some serious issues to confront. Toothless Fulham's early season promise is fading as fast as the summer.

September 24, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/24/2010
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Back to basics for the Whites on Saturday. Can we return to winning ways against struggling Everton? Despite the bruises from that midweek trip to Stoke, in the league we remain unbeaten.

Posted by Phil Mison on 09/24/2010

A turbulent week for Fulham fans has seen the ugly side of football dominate headlines and social forums. Flair appears under real threat from the cloggers. Are we powerless to prevent it?

September 21, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/21/2010

Out of the Carling Cup at Stoke after woeful defending for both goals. But yet again we are left to fume as another outrageous tackle sees one of our players leave on a stretcher. Now it's Dembele facing a long lay off.

September 20, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/20/2010

Starting with a tricky Carling Cup trip to Stoke Tuesday then Everton next up in the League at the Cottage. Will Fulham still hold their unbeaten tag 7 days from now, and is Mark closer to knowing his ideal starting XI?

September 19, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/19/2010

The Blackburn boss has been shooting his mouth off, in the process inviting widespread mockery. Sending out teams with a pre-meditated strategy to deliberately foul goalkeepers also does him no credit.

September 18, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/18/2010
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A hard earned point at Ewood Park as the Whites are yet again on the wrong end of an atrocious decision to allow Blackburn's 30th minute opener. Fulham control the 2nd half and Dempsey restores parity with an unstoppable header to preserve our unbeaten record.
September 17, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/17/2010

The winless away streak on the road now stands at 20 with Rovers at home a tough nut to crack. Only one league win over Blackburn in eight and £20 million quids worth of strike talent sidelined. A real act of faith for those travelling to Ewood.

September 16, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/16/2010

That two week break from league duty already seems light years away. With the spotlight firmly back on domestic action, Fulham these days are rarely out of the headlines.

September 14, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/14/2010

Your correspondent journeyed to Basle last week in support of England, where a Swiss colleague alerted me to the following from a local medical journal. The ramifications of this being adopted by football would be phenomenal. Full story below.

September 11, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/11/2010

Fulham come from behind to claim their first win of the season, but our deserved win over rugged Wolves comes at a horrrendous price. Bobby Zamora faces a lengthy lay-off after breaking his ankle.
September 10, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/10/2010

After the international break Fulham go hunting their first maximum of the season against Mick McCarthy's Wolves at Craven Cottage. Mark Hughes has to make changes after the two points dropped at Blackpool, and is Bobby fit?

September 7, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/07/2010

Brian McBride announced his retirement from football in the past few days. Fulham fans owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for helping preserve our Premiership status in trying times. It needed a big character to take over the shirt from 'King Louis,' Brian did just that.

Posted by Phil Mison on 09/07/2010

Not yet perhaps. But if a supposed 'super' meteorite is what finally did for the dinosaurs, the drop in spending by £250 million over the last transfer window suggests storm clouds a-gathering for football's reptilian middlemen.

September 3, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/03/2010
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It's been a remarkable 30 days in the life of Bobby Zamora. At the start of August he became the father of twin girls, quickly followed by his first international call-up. Three good goals from four matches to open the season, and now a double-your-money pay rise from Fulham.
September 1, 2010
Posted by Phil Mison on 09/01/2010

The transfer window for European clubs has closed. Enough kinetic energy to launch a medium-sized space probe being generated by the media industry in the past six weeks, with Sky Sports in the role of Mission Control. Time to examine some facts and kill the rumours.