Scott Parker - Fulham coach

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He's a bit rubbish isn't he?

Loftus-Cheek sat on the bench while Cairney and Lemina wander round all game passing to Everton.
Joey Bryan, experienced and enthusiastic attacking LB, scorer of 2 goals in the playoff final to win promotion, benched in favour of a grafter who can't attack or defend.
Mitrovic, scorer of 25+ goals last year sat on the bench.

Switching play across the front of your defence in the first minute, missing passes, missing blocks, softest centre since I left a packet of After Eights on my passenger seat in the sun.

Quite impressive that Fulham aren't in the drop zone I'll give him that.
 

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I genuinely don’t know if he’s any good but the recruitment at that club has been borderline negligent for quite a few years now and he’s being asked to make a team from whichever players had the good luck to have an agent with an in at the club. They haven’t had a good centre half in years. They’ll be relegated again and the whole “Tim Ream: is he utter shit or just about good enough for the Championship?” cycle will start again.
 

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Fulham's owner is too busy playing wrestling promoter to care.
 

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They're basically Norwich from last season so I'm going to say he reminds me of that German bloke whose name I can't remember.
 

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Fulham's owner is too busy playing wrestling promoter to care.
It's the Fulham owner's kid who is farting about with daddy's money in the wrestling biz.
 

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It's the Fulham owner's kid who is farting about with daddy's money in the wrestling biz.
I thought Tony was allowed to run both by daddy? He's definitely playing with AEW, but it's always Tony I hear about when it comes to Fulham, too.
 

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They're basically Norwich from last season so I'm going to say he reminds me of that German bloke whose name I can't remember.
They're Fulham from 18/19. Pretty sure they actually had more points at this stage two years ago.

Brentford coming up would've been far more interesting.
 

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They're Fulham from 18/19. Pretty sure they actually had more points at this stage two years ago.

Brentford coming up would've been far more interesting.
Haha, you could say that too.

I was thinking in terms of them sticking to their style of play come what may and suffering for it. Farke, whose name I now remember got praised for having his prinicples/philosophy at times with Norwich, particularly early in the season but they simply didn't have the players for it and that praise turned to criticism as he refused to change. Same sort of thing is happening with Parker to a degree. They're alright to watch and I'm sure they'd be winning lots of games in the Championship playing this way but it's not happening for them in this league.

Can't even remember if they had a style of play in 18/19, I think they were just a disjointed mess all round.

But yeah, they were very bad then and very bad now.
 

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RLC had a really bad injury. He looked way off the pace earlier in the season which is why he is on the bench. When or if he gets back to full fitness he will be in the starting lineup.
 

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Haha, you could say that too.

I was thinking in terms of them sticking to their style of play come what may and suffering for it. Farke, whose name I now remember got praised for having his prinicples/philosophy at times with Norwich, particularly early in the season but they simply didn't have the players for it and that praise turned to criticism as he refused to change. Same sort of thing is happening with Parker to a degree. They're alright to watch and I'm sure they'd be winning lots of games in the Championship playing this way but it's not happening for them in this league.

Can't even remember if they had a style of play in 18/19, I think they were just a disjointed mess all round.

But yeah, they were very bad then and very bad now.
What isn't helping is Mitrovic being in worst form of his career. He hit double figures last time in prem.

Fulham got up as Mitrovic, Bobby Reid, Cavaliero and Knockaert was a very good front 4 at championship level and they had other good players in other positions.

But then you see them in opening games and it's still Ream and Odoi at the back who are out of their depth at prem level.

You would say guys like Areola and Andersson are better but think the problem is lack of pre season and them signing late so little chance to build the team spirit up.
 

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His team actually plays decent football, at least in the games I've seen against the top teams.