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Author Topic: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’  (Read 10999 times)

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2020, 12:11:35 AM »
Tried to buy and integrate too many new players.
Played a naive and winless brand of football.
No comparison

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #121 on: February 23, 2020, 12:48:58 AM »
Tried to buy and integrate too many new players.
Played a naive and winless brand of football.
No comparison

Would agree with the second line, but would have to change the "tried" in the first line to "Had no choice but" in our case.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #122 on: February 27, 2020, 11:13:50 PM »
But we still haven't 'done a Fulham'. They replaced virtually a whole team; we replaced an empty squad, hence so many of our problems were unavoidable.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #123 on: February 28, 2020, 07:21:48 AM »
Unavoidable, we did not have to replace all the players with little or no Premier League experience.
Maybe even a few 15 minute cameos from Whelan or someone like him would have put a few points on the board.

Offline manic-road

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #124 on: February 28, 2020, 07:53:27 AM »
Unavoidable, we did not have to replace all the players with little or no Premier League experience.
Maybe even a few 15 minute cameos from Whelan or someone like him would have put a few points on the board.

Why would any club pay thousands of pound a week to one or maybe even more players who might just make the odd 15 minute cameo?

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #125 on: February 28, 2020, 08:32:19 AM »
Unavoidable, we did not have to replace all the players with little or no Premier League experience.
Maybe even a few 15 minute cameos from Whelan or someone like him would have put a few points on the board.

Why would any club pay thousands of pound a week to one or maybe even more players who might just make the odd 15 minute cameo?
I am trying to make the point that our squad lacks experience and that lack of nous has contributed to us losing more points from winning positions than any other team in the league.
How much do you think relegation will cost us.?

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #126 on: February 28, 2020, 08:58:29 AM »
Glenn Whelan plays for Fleetwood Town. Are you being serious?

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #127 on: February 28, 2020, 09:02:15 AM »
Glenn Whelan plays for Fleetwood Town. Are you being serious?
And probably still a better bet off the bench than Jota or Drinky.
But I take your point.

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #128 on: February 28, 2020, 09:20:33 AM »
The point was always that the Fulham comparison was always lazy and ignored the most important thing, namely the clubs' specific circumstances. Take Norwich and Sheffield United. Both avoided 'doing a Fulham' in the transfer market, but while one might just end up in the Champions League next year, the other is very much 'doing a Fulham' at the foot of the table. Hi down or stay up, our strategy was still the only one available to us last summer.

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #129 on: February 28, 2020, 02:43:04 PM »
Well not really.  We didn’t have to buy a load of untried Unknowns from abroad.  That has failed again or is close to doing so at least.  And the same error we made in 2015.  Except this years Lescott is Drinkwater.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #130 on: February 28, 2020, 02:59:07 PM »
I hope we don't do a Fulham and get relegated and build a statue of Michael Jackson outside the ground.

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #131 on: February 28, 2020, 05:57:05 PM »
I think we're 1 point behind what Fulham managed all season at the moment. Fulham managed a further 9 points after this point (3 wins). I think 9 points would see us about safe. West Ham haven't won since 1st Jan in the league - surely they can't turn that round too much.

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #132 on: February 28, 2020, 06:04:24 PM »
I think we're 1 point behind what Fulham managed all season at the moment. Fulham managed a further 9 points after this point (3 wins). I think 9 points would see us about safe. West Ham haven't won since 1st Jan in the league - surely they can't turn that round too much.
Newcastle appear to be in freefall as well.

With issues around coronavirus, it's important we stay out of the bottom 3 for the next 2-3 weeks because in an extreme circumstance the Premier League may just bring the season to sharp stop ... what a way to get relegated for those in the dropzone at that point.

Offline Reg Brown

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #133 on: February 28, 2020, 07:29:21 PM »
If the PL this year becomes void due to corona virus we’ll definitely be okay

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Re: Are we going to do ‘a Fulham?’
« Reply #134 on: February 28, 2020, 07:57:01 PM »
We might end up doing a 'Wigan'...