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Fulham Forum   ·   17 comments

Fulham are awful


Another big defeat for Fulham today, they're in serious relegation trouble this season in my book. Saw them against Southampton a couple of weeks ago and I have to say their first half performance was one of the worst I've ever seen from any team. Too many old players and too many luxury players like Taarabt, Ruiz and Berbatov. They've been on the slide for a couple of seasons now. Will they be relegated? And is Martin Jol in danger of being sacked? I think it's on the cards as I think they need a change of some sort, they've been on the slide for a while now. Could do with some fresh younger players too. But I hope not because I would miss his really cool voice.


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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

You would think Berbatov and bent would make a decent partnership.. Especially if they had a hard working midfield in behind them...

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Black_n_Decker · Fulham fan

The next 4 games will be crucial to Jol as 3 of them are at home and he has to get points from them and get confidence back otherwise he is doomed. Already a large amount of support is going against him because he refuses to drop certain players.

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Black_n_Decker · Fulham fan   In reply

@CelticFC1888 When Berbatov arrived I was amazed at the amount of effort he put in closing defenders down, but since the middle of last season he has gone back into his comfort zone of walking about. He is one of the problems for Jol, Jol keeps faith with him, but Berbatov is not repaying that faith with performances or effort.

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Black_n_Decker · Fulham fan   In reply

@Villa-Rich Jol doesn't think he's gained his fitness and rumors are he has an on going back problem. Jol hasn't been able to craft a partnership between any of our front players they all play as individuals and don't put defenders under any pressure.

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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

@Villa-Rich yeah he's not the most exciting player but if he plays he will score goals.. He had a bit of a rough time at spurs and then villa last year wasn't great for him.. Great goalscorer though plenty of pace..

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CelticFC1888 · Celtic fan

They offer absolutely nothing. When Berbatov can't be bothered which is 9/10 times they have no chance.

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan   In reply

@Black_n_Decker Why isn't Darren Bent starting more games?

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Black_n_Decker · Fulham fan

Most teams defend from the front, but we have too many luxury players, these are players who don't 'put in a shift' and they are Berbatov, Ruiz, Kacaniklic, Taarabt. When they are selected it is like playing with 9 men, none of them have played well this season to repay the faith that Jol puts in them. Jol has not had a settled team, and so far the confidence in the team is low, we've let in too many early goals to other teams confidence, and also let in too many late goals to lose points. We lost Stekelenberg after the first game, and now he has come back in to a defense that is all over the place, with Blunderos the main culprit.

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan   In reply

@jimbo1984 throughout his career bent has got a top goal scoring record. He's one of the PL top goal scoters in the last 4-5 seasons or something. What Lambert did to him last season making him spend the season in the reserves seems to have destroyed him thou. I liked Darren Bent he never did nothing wrong. He is what he is he doesn't do much for the team apart from be in the right place at the right time to score goals. I hoped he'd do well at Fulham but don't seen to be working out. @Charlton probably hates him because he used to be a Sunderland's top players so there's obvious bias there from a Newcastle fan.

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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

@Charlton just checked his stats and he averages a 0.5 goals a game.. Say roughly 40 games a season including a couple cup games.. That would average 20 goals a season .. Like I said he's injured a lot so he rarely plays more than 25 games.. My whole point was if he's fit he scores goals..as for sorting my knowledge out, it's literally a case of looking on a stats app such as soccerway, finding darren bents goal ratio and then using basic mathematics

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Charlton · Newcastle United fan   In reply

@jimbo1984 check the stats? are you serious? when did he last score 20 goals in a season? 5 years ago?? hahahhaa god man sort your knowledge out

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Yeah they are in free-fall

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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

@Charlton if he's fit and he plays he scores.. Check his stats.. The seasons he has been for he always been top 5 goalscorer

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peterwake1988 · Newcastle United fan

Nt playing well. Didnt think did last season either. Be shocked if jol stays

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Rafael95 · Arsenal fan

Yep. I've said it before aswell, too many old players

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Charlton · Newcastle United fan

@jimbo1984 I doubt bent would get 20 a season

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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

Why have darren bent on the bench.. When for he will score 20 a season yet they play Berbatov every game ,, berba is class when he want to be but has way too many #### games

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

All the Fulham fans seem to have turned on Jol now. Once that happens it's only a matter of time until a manager gets sacked.

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