When supporting the impending apocalypse theory of our 2009/10 start, people are saying that it’s not the result, but the performances that worry them. To this I have countered that we rarely look good losing (think about it; we’re ugly losers). But they do have a point. We haven’t seemed to play particularly well. One… More Last year v this year
Everyone thinks Jonathan Greening had a tough debut. But both the Guardian and the Telegraph show him as having seen more of the ball than any Fulham player in recent memory. He didn’t do much with it, but was he as bad as people are making out? By the Telegraph’s numbers (it looks like the… More Do our eyes deceive us?
While waiting for the game to start I was having a nose around the Observer’s Review section, and more specifically around an interview with art collector Charles Saatchi. He was asked about (artist) Mark Rothko and the nature of infinity, and replied as follows: “My understanding of infinity goes something like this: every 100 years… More Villa 2-0 Fulham
PAF! indeed. Tis what it’s all about, folks. PAF! Group E AS Roma (Italy) Basel (Switzerland) Fulham (England) CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) Can anyone doubt the excellence of being “in Europe” now? No, they can’t.
In other more detached news, the Daily Mail say that we have beaten Celtic, Blackburn and and Man City to sign Marc Janko. Note the word “beaten”. Not “beating”, “beaten”. If so, this is quite exciting. Janko, you see, scored 39 goals in 34 games for Salzburg last season, and while Austria is Austria, not… More Fulham in for goal machine Marc Janko: all that glistens?
First and foremost, Kagisho Dikgacoi has been granted a work permit and is now a Fulham player. I can’t wait to see him in action. As you’ll recall, he had a trial with us earlier in the year but wasn’t match fit. Roy saw something in him and invited him back, and the rest we… More Loads of happenings today
Jonathan Wilson’s latest on Chelsea’s diamond formation. (thanks to bq) So, how can the diamond be countered? The lack of width remains the flaw, and the key is to try to shift the battle from the centre to the flanks. Hull rode their luck to an extent on the opening day, but it is no… More Diamonds
Sol Campbell ready to sign for Sven’s boys In the same piece, Fulham are going to sign Kalu Uche after all: Fulham expect to complete the signing of Kalu Uche, the Nigeria forward, for about £2.5 million from Almería subject to a wrok permit, international clearance and other paperwork. I wonder what the ‘other paperwork’… More Notts County doing a Fulham
The long and dangerous saga of Jonathan Greening has ended, and now he is a Fulham player. (“Greening signs!” says an excited email from the club.) Annoyingly, he wasn’t registered for Saturday’s game because his agent refused to sign off on the deal until 90 minutes beyond the deadline, following six hours of haggling over… More Murphy signs again, Greening in, Zoltan had a bad’un after all
A frustrating afternoon spent chasing shadows. Chelsea controlled the game from start to finish, and Fulham really didn’t threaten Petr Cech’s goal. Part of this was because of the injury to Andy Johnson on Thursday. His absence was felt all over the pitch: we missed his sharp running, constant harrying and intelligent runs. Clint Dempsey… More Fulham 0-2 Chelsea