39 Review posts

Five Thoughts: Leicester City 3-1 Fulham

Fulham's late capitulation at the King Power Stadium completely summarises our abysmal return to the Premier League. It really doesn't matter who's in charge, the Cottagers simply don't have what it takes to compete and thrive in the planet's most cutthroat division on a weekly basis. There were glimmers of sanguine in brief spells against Leicester City, but the Foxes stalked the Whites throughout and pounced without mercy.
10th March 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 1-2 Chelsea

I can't recall a time where I've been this satisfied after a defeat. Let Chelsea have their empty bragging rights, Fulham have been gifted a new lease of life and it's all thanks to Scott Parker's divine conception. Perhaps I'm getting a little too far ahead of myself, again, but I sincerely hope that we proceed to test our remaining opponents with the same level of courage, resolve and diligence.
3rd March 2019

Five Thoughts: Southampton 2-0 Fulham

The axe has been looming. "Dilly ding, dilly dong", the bells tolled for Claudio Ranieri on Thursday afternoon. Following Fulham's dismal 2-0 defeat against fellow stragglers Southampton on Wednesday night, the desultory Italian's toilsome tenure down by the river is now, finally, no more. Stubborn, chaotic, vilified, the 'Tinker Man' was climatically destined for the chop.
28th February 2019

Five Thoughts: West Ham United 3-1 Fulham

There's an uprising afoot and we Fulhamish lads want you, yes you, to join our movement. Alright, we're not inciting violence, abuse or nuclear warfare, but we as vehement, impassioned supporters of London's Originals have to take a stand as one irrepressible resistance. This 2018-19 campaign has been an abomination, truly, and after Friday night's deplorable 3-1 defeat against West Ham United, it's time to be heard by the masses and the dismissive powers that be.
23rd February 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 0-3 Manchester United

If you squint at a picture of Claudio Ranieri, you'll notice that he resembles a certain someone. An individual that also dons thick framed spectacles with a shock of grey hair. Twigged it? No matter what angle or perspective you glance at the dumbfounded Italian, shuddering comparisons of Felix Magath creep into the forefront of our vision.
11th February 2019

Five Thoughts: Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Gravity's a killer. Sniped from a great height by Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace, Claudio Ranieri's Fulham swiftly reacquainted themselves with the earth's crust after sidling through a Premier League fixture that they simply had to win or draw at the very least. We thought that we'd turned a corner following Tuesday's heroics against Brighton & Hove Albion, but this campaign evidently has many chicanes to scale in Nürburgring proportions.
4th February 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

If you were chilled to the bone on the way up to Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening, I bet you were glowing with a fizzing sense of delight on the journey back to your homes after witnessing what was undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating encounters our grand, alluring stadium has hosted in recent years. Claudio Ranieri was spouting a lot of tosh about change, wasn’t he?
30th January 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Normality painfully resumed down by the river and what a thunderous jab in the gut that is to announce. Harry haunts the Cottage once again, and it's not even the usual suspect, either. Tottenham Hotspur, depleted and diminished, still managed to march away from the banks of the Thames with three points in their back pocket, but it's the manner in which we gifted them the spoils that stings the most.
20th January 2019

Five Thoughts: Burnley 2-1 Fulham

The Turf Moor curse continues. Fulham have not won at Burnley since 1951 and the omens weren't positive before kick-off, although we understood how imperative a victory was. Train strikes, driving rain, our 1,000-plus faithful intrepidly trudged t'north to lift Claudio Ranieri's men towards a mythological victory. But football's a cruel, unforgiving game, isn't it?
13th January 2019