The Fulham Latest Football News for 2017 – 2018
- Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:33:15 +0000: My 50 years of football reporting, from Hurst and Moore to VAR via Le Tissier | Jeremy Alexander - Fulham | The Guardian
After half a century covering the game in all its guises, with escalating wages and silly celebrations, it is League Two that provides the perfect swan song
Leicester City 5, West Ham United 4: it was quite a match to kick off half a century on the highways and byways of football, writing more as a neutral fan than hard-nosed reporter. The ground was Filbert Street, the date 27 August 1966, four weeks after England won the World Cup. Ron Greenwood’s pledge to attack meant “Banks saw nearly as much of Moore and Peters as he did at Wembley”. Hurst beat him twice but it was not enough. Players did not have Christian names then. Now they have forenames. And games may be goalless.
The 70s began at Craven Cottage “in some ways just like the early 50s for there was Haynes, a hair or two greyer, still turning on a sixpence and spraying out passes like stars from a catherine wheel. Who would have thought 18 years ago the coin might pass from circulation before the master?” There was also “a brief delay while the referee sent for a skewer to fix a goal-net. A foot, with man attached, briefly substituted.” The game moves on. Now there are fourth officials and VARs in waiting.Continue reading...
- Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:33:36 +0000: Seven Championship players who should interest Premier League clubs - Fulham | The Guardian
A few of the Championship’s best players were on show in the FA Cup over the weekend. Here are seven who could step up to the top flight this month
Football League clubs enjoyed a good weekend in the FA Cup, with a number of Premier League sides coming unstuck. Only eight top-flight teams are guaranteed a place in the fourth round of the Cup, which shows there is plenty of talent below the Premier League. With the transfer window open for business, here are seven players who are ready to make the step up from the Championship.Continue reading...
- Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:19:49 +0000: FA Cup: talking points from the action in the third round - Fulham | The Guardian
Mark Robins’ eye-catching Coventry deserve their headlines, Liverpool have a bargain in Andrew Robertson and Wolves are already good enough for top flight
Amid all the hoopla over the departing Mark Hughes, it is right to take a moment to praise Coventry City. They were deserved winners of the third-round tie at the Ricoh Arena, despite giving up the greater number of chances to the visitors. The Sky Blues played with a determination and energy you might expect of a team assuming the David role in a Goliath encounter. But they were also calm on the ball and often quite cute on it, too. Their play was all the more striking, given the starting XI had an average age of 24 (and that is including the 36‑year‑old midfield warhorse Michael Doyle). Especially eye-catching were the rangy 18‑year‑old midfielder Tom Bayliss and the full-back Jack Grimmer, whose sweetly hit 25-yard strike decided the game. With a combination of youth-team graduates and free transfer signings, Mark Robins has built a side with a sense of promise about them and some of that was translated on Saturday. Paul MacInnesContinue reading...
- Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:17:17 +0000: James Ward-Prowse gives Southampton win at Fulham yet fans jeer Pellegrino - Fulham | The Guardian
It is a measure of Southampton’s growing strife that this slender victory over a Championship side with problems of their own was not enough to stop their fans turning on Mauricio Pellegrino near the end, greeting the manager’s decision to withdraw Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with loud boos and mutinous chants.
What made the cries of “You don’t know what you’re doing,” from the away end so remarkable was that Southampton were closing in on a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup when Pellegrino chose to make a late change in midfield, replacing Hojbjerg with Mario Lemina with 10 minutes go. In one angry moment a comfortable workout for the Premier League strugglers, who edged past Fulham thanks to James Ward-Prowse’s first goal of the season, became a reminder of their darkening mood.Continue reading...
- Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:53:05 +0000: Championship roundup: Nuno delighted as Wolves go 12 points clear - Fulham | The Guardian
• Championship leaders beat Brentford 3-0 at Molineux
• Fulham come from behind to thrash 10-man Ipswich 4-1
Nuno Espírito Santo praised Wolverhampton Wanderers’ second-half display after they powered to a 3-0 win against Brentford at Molineux to open up a 12-point lead at the top of the Championship table.
Second-half goals from Rúben Neves, Barry Douglas and Diogo Jota earned Wolves a 10th win in their last 12 games as Brentford’s three-game winning run came to an end.Continue reading...
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- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC
Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:23:55 +0000: Sessegnon signs new Fulham contract - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC
Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon signs his first professional deal, keeping him at the club until June 2020.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:50:48 +0000: Adams takes Under-18 job in non-league - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC
Former Premier League manager Micky Adams takes on a role as Under-18 boss at non-league club Harborough Town.
- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC
Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
- Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:02 +0000: Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC
Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.