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October 31, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/31/2011

In a radical move BBC bosses, conscious of government pressure to make savings, will enter the fragrance market with a men's cologne promoted by top names from the world of football.

October 30, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/30/2011

Three points at the DW must not mask a real horror show from the Whites. Schwarzer and the woodwork spare Fulham's blushes against the bottom club.

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A week after tossing aside three points at home to Everton, Fulham contrived to stay out of the bottom three with one of their worst performances in recent memory. The Whites managed their first ever away win at Wigan on a day when over half the first team failed to turn up. How different today's forums would read had Mark not been in superb form, the woodwork not twice come to Fulham's rescue, and Wigan found some composure in front of goal.

October 28, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/28/2011

Ever questioned how much managers earn? See the heckling get under Mick's skin at Wolves, Kean can't walk the streets of Blackburn, and Martin's still searching for the right chemistry at Fulham.

October 22, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/22/2011

On Thursday it was our Moussa for more than an hour of the game in Krakow, victim of a shocking refereeing decision and a shameful piece of playacting. It was all round a night to forget

October 18, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/18/2011

And by some margin. Not seen one Fulham fan complain about the final score at Stoke. But plenty to moan about from yet another underwhelming performance away from home.

October 14, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/14/2011
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The football family reconvenes after the break with appetites sharpened and old rivalries renewed. Britannia here we come to face a side who gave up six points to the Whites last season.
October 12, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/12/2011

Some tasty topics to get your teeth into before we move back into action at the weekend. We salute the brave, the honourable and the downright dastardly

October 10, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/10/2011

Fulham is not like other clubs. And for that we give thanks. But fans have been narked by a flurry of negative stories being aired. Let's peer through the murk.

While we are still basking in the glory of humbling Rangers with a footballing lesson they won't forget, how strange to find the anti-Fulham media more keen to dish dirt than heap praise on Martin's men. In the vanguard, and no stranger to Cottage matters, the 'People's' Dave Kidd. His paper led the way, "Zamora wins power struggle at Fulham as Jol loses player support."

October 9, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/09/2011

The much anticipated move to expand capacity at Craven Cottage hits the headlines. Elsewhere the tabloids would have you believe both Johnson and Zamora will be on their way in January.

Let's face it, the rumour mill keeps us all amused during these international breaks, when genuine stories are thin on the ground. And as I constantly remind people, gossip sells newspapers, but most of it is a mile away from the truth.

© Archie White

October 6, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/06/2011

Pessimism among financiers and politicians suggest the modern world is on the brink of a 'perfect storm.' The big bubble of Global Capitalism has been pricked by its own hubris

October 3, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/03/2011

It was a rout. The Whites dazzled like the unseasonal sunshine. At the seventh time of asking we break our duck, and picked the perfect game to turn it on.

It was a big weekend in more ways than one. London had never experienced October weather like it with temperatures the highest since records began. Great for our Cajun band on the Saturday as we abandoned the hall hired for my landmark birthday and strummed away by the river to the amusement of the strolling public. Family gifted me my Hammy End ticket right behind the goal, but with more than a few Rangers fans among my guests on Saturday, I avoided too much banter on who might be crowing loudest after our local derby.

October 1, 2011
Posted by Phil Mison on 10/01/2011

The neighbours from over the fence are coming by Sunday. We haven't seen them for quite a while. Some Fulham fans wondered if we'd ever see them again.