England stars shine as Saints hammer Fulham

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Saints’ potential England World Cup stars made their case in front of Roy Hodgson as Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez all scored in a 3-0 defeat of Fulham.

After a tepid first half, Saints took total control of the second period and destroyed Fulham with three goals in 11 minutes at Craven Cottage.

Lallana started the spree with a fine finish to celebrate his 250th Saints appearance.

Lambert added the second, his milestone 100th league goal for the club, before Rodriguez bent a fine effort into the top corner to seal a resounding and thoroughly deserved victory in front of the England manager.

The renewed optimism brought by Fulham's late flurry of transfer activity quickly evaporated as Southampton became the eighth side to take three points at Craven Cottage this season.

Staring down the barrel of relegation, the Whites took drastic action in a bid to retain their Premier League status by undergoing a 48-hour rebuilding project.

Six players arrived and four players departed Craven Cottage in that period, although there was no immediate reaction as Rene Meulensteen's side crashed to a 3-0 defeat at home to Southampton.

Only two of the new arrivals, Lewis Holtby and William Kvist, were registered in time to feature against Saints, who spent much of the first half on the backfoot and had goalkeeper Artur Boruc to thank for keeping the score level.

Fulham were made to pay for those missed opportunities in the second period as Southampton ruthlessly exposed their soft underbelly, with Adam Lallana opening the scoring after 64 minutes with a superb strike across the face of goal.

Rickie Lambert netted his 100th league goal for Saints six minutes later, before the visitors' other England international, Jay Rodriguez, curled home exquisitely in front of the watching national team manager Roy Hodgson.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Few would have expected such a rout after a confident first-half display from Fulham.

Their first chance of note came after eight minutes when Dan Burn met a Holtby corner with a towering header, which flew just over.

Scott Parker and Steve Sidwell fluffed efforts from distance as Meulensteen's side looked for the breakthrough, while Parker also saw a penalty shout for handball against Maya Yoshida waved away.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Other than a deflected cross that Maarten Stekelenburg fumbled, Southampton were creating little and would have gone behind in the 24th minute was it not for an expert one-handed save from Boruc.

Brede Hangeland met another fine Holtby corner with a header, which was somehow clawed away by the back-tracking Poland goalkeeper.

Southampton were not looking their free-flowing usual selves, with the defence looking unsteady and Victor Wanyama just ahead of them looking rusty on his return from almost two months on the sidelines.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The powerful Kenyan was misplacing many passes and was booked just 26 minutes into his return for clattering Parker, joining team-mate Rodriguez in referee Mike Jones' notebook.

Morgan Schneiderlin saw a header pushed around the post by Stekelenburg on a rare voyage forward by the visitors, who were again relying on their goalkeeper to keep the scores level.

Darren Bent was thwarted twice in a matter of minutes by Boruc, who first got down brilliantly to deny the on-loan striker rifling home after neat interplay.

The former England international was then put through after Wanyama was dispossessed and left in a heap, although the Southampton goalkeeper was again a match for him.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Schneiderlin became the third Southampton player booked as the break approached, with Rodriguez heading wide before the half-time whistle went.

Unsurprisingly, Wanyama was replaced by Jack Cork for a second half which began with the ball being worked out to the right, where Rodriguez fizzed an effort wide.

Schneiderlin saw an audacious overhead kick fly over, before Stekelenburg denied a Lallana strike from distance.

While Bent saw a handball appeal turned down at the other end, it was Southampton in control.

Lambert was left frustrated after he could not make the most of a hashed clearance, only to then turn provider for the opening goal.

Collecting the ball just inside the Fulham half, the England forward played a wonderfully-weighted ball for Lallana to impressively fire low past Stekelenburg.

The 64th minute goal extended Fulham's wait for a clean sheet to a ninth match - the longest run in the top division - and they almost conceded again soon after.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Only a late block saw a Steven Davis strike wide, before Lallana started a great counter-attack and fed the ball to the overlapping Shaw, whose low cross was prodded wide by Rodriguez.

Southampton did not have to wait long for another goal, though.

Nathaniel Clyne, on as a 58th-minute substitute for the injured Chambers, sent in a fine low ball from the right, which, thanks to an intelligent stepover by Rodriguez, fell perfectly for Lambert to slot home.

Rodriguez's selflessness was rewarded in the 75th minute with a goal of his own. Lambert's long ball to the forward was controlled by his fellow England international, who cut inside away from Hangeland and curled home brilliantly into the top right-hand corner.

Substitute Pajtim Kasami curled wide as Fulham looked to reduce the deficit in the closing stages, but they failed to threaten Boruc as Southampton won a league game at Fulham for the first time since October 1947.

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5:17pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Saint TGB says...

How we missed Osvaldo!
How we missed Osvaldo! Saint TGB
  • Score: 36

5:28pm Sat 1 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

.. and Foxy!
.. and Foxy! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

5:29pm Sat 1 Feb 14

saintforever says...

well done to all the lads - fantastic goal by adam on his 250th game for the saints followed by 100th league goal by SRL and not to be outdone another fantastic goal by j-rod.
so proud of all the lads today
well done to all the lads - fantastic goal by adam on his 250th game for the saints followed by 100th league goal by SRL and not to be outdone another fantastic goal by j-rod. so proud of all the lads today saintforever
  • Score: 30

5:29pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Rank Xerox says...

What a 2nd half. Brilliant!
What a 2nd half. Brilliant! Rank Xerox
  • Score: 19

5:30pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Little Hitler says...

Firstly, a moments silence for the Skates...

Now onto important business, what an awesome win for the mighty Saints. I was very concerned about Wanayama starting (this should have happened against Yeovil). As soon as MoPo changed that we sprung into life and it's such a great feeling to see our 3 England heroes score in front of Roy. I just wonder if he's thinking about Clyne and Shaw as well, and how about Cork as well?

Finally, a quick mention for Artur. Another brilliant display today and another clean sheet. Consider your Arsenal blunder repaid sir.

I'll enjoy watching Match of the Day tonight (as I have most of the season).
Firstly, a moments silence for the Skates... Now onto important business, what an awesome win for the mighty Saints. I was very concerned about Wanayama starting (this should have happened against Yeovil). As soon as MoPo changed that we sprung into life and it's such a great feeling to see our 3 England heroes score in front of Roy. I just wonder if he's thinking about Clyne and Shaw as well, and how about Cork as well? Finally, a quick mention for Artur. Another brilliant display today and another clean sheet. Consider your Arsenal blunder repaid sir. I'll enjoy watching Match of the Day tonight (as I have most of the season). Little Hitler
  • Score: 37

5:31pm Sat 1 Feb 14

pompey in spain says...

does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??...............
..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an
d the rest of you...
does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??............... ..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an d the rest of you... pompey in spain
  • Score: -25

5:35pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

pompey in spain wrote:
does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??...............

..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an

d the rest of you...
Credit where it's due, PiS, you're taking it well.

Don't have nightmares :)
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??............... ..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an d the rest of you...[/p][/quote]Credit where it's due, PiS, you're taking it well. Don't have nightmares :) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 9

5:37pm Sat 1 Feb 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

OUR ENGLAND STARS ARE PURE CLASS.

ADAM - RICKIE- AND JROD WORK SO WELL TOGETHER.

( and we have Sam on the Bench)

A FANTASTIC DAY AND WE WILL BE UP FOR A RESULT VS WET SPAM AWAY IN THE LEAGUE AFTER ANOTHER HOME WIN.

WE NEED THIS SIDE TO BEAT SUNDERLAND IN THE FA CUP.

RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY.
UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE MUST GO.
OUR ENGLAND STARS ARE PURE CLASS. ADAM - RICKIE- AND JROD WORK SO WELL TOGETHER. ( and we have Sam on the Bench) A FANTASTIC DAY AND WE WILL BE UP FOR A RESULT VS WET SPAM AWAY IN THE LEAGUE AFTER ANOTHER HOME WIN. WE NEED THIS SIDE TO BEAT SUNDERLAND IN THE FA CUP. RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY. UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE MUST GO. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 12

5:41pm Sat 1 Feb 14

iswhite10 says...

So proud today
So proud today iswhite10
  • Score: 10

5:46pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

1. A Saints win = a good weekend
2. Rickie's 100th league goal = weekend's getting better.
3. Adam scores on his 250th appearance = it's getting better.
4. Jay scores the third - three goals in front of Roy = (cue The Beatles) it's getting better all the time.
5. Luke and Callum have decent games and Jack and Nat come on and do well - SEVEN England players - you know it makes sense, Roy.
6. the teams just above us have bad days = it's getting better and better and better.
7. Did I mention that Torquay won the BIG, south coast, relegation 6-pointer? it's just got a wee bit better.
8. A skate player DID score - well done David Connolly. You're better off at Oxford.
9. Still in the FA Cup. Better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better ......

(Cue Ian Dury) Reasons to be chearful, 1, 2, 3 ......... 4, 5, 6 ........ 7, 8, 9
1. A Saints win = a good weekend 2. Rickie's 100th league goal = weekend's getting better. 3. Adam scores on his 250th appearance = it's getting better. 4. Jay scores the third - three goals in front of Roy = (cue The Beatles) it's getting better all the time. 5. Luke and Callum have decent games and Jack and Nat come on and do well - SEVEN England players - you know it makes sense, Roy. 6. the teams just above us have bad days = it's getting better and better and better. 7. Did I mention that Torquay won the BIG, south coast, relegation 6-pointer? it's just got a wee bit better. 8. A skate player DID score - well done David Connolly. You're better off at Oxford. 9. Still in the FA Cup. Better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better ...... (Cue Ian Dury) Reasons to be chearful, 1, 2, 3 ......... 4, 5, 6 ........ 7, 8, 9 Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 29

5:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

JohnItaly says...

Little Hitler wrote:
Firstly, a moments silence for the Skates...

Now onto important business, what an awesome win for the mighty Saints. I was very concerned about Wanayama starting (this should have happened against Yeovil). As soon as MoPo changed that we sprung into life and it's such a great feeling to see our 3 England heroes score in front of Roy. I just wonder if he's thinking about Clyne and Shaw as well, and how about Cork as well?

Finally, a quick mention for Artur. Another brilliant display today and another clean sheet. Consider your Arsenal blunder repaid sir.

I'll enjoy watching Match of the Day tonight (as I have most of the season).
Let's get real MOTD pundits will undoubtedly agree that Fulham had an off day!
[quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: Firstly, a moments silence for the Skates... Now onto important business, what an awesome win for the mighty Saints. I was very concerned about Wanayama starting (this should have happened against Yeovil). As soon as MoPo changed that we sprung into life and it's such a great feeling to see our 3 England heroes score in front of Roy. I just wonder if he's thinking about Clyne and Shaw as well, and how about Cork as well? Finally, a quick mention for Artur. Another brilliant display today and another clean sheet. Consider your Arsenal blunder repaid sir. I'll enjoy watching Match of the Day tonight (as I have most of the season).[/p][/quote]Let's get real MOTD pundits will undoubtedly agree that Fulham had an off day! JohnItaly
  • Score: 19

5:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

pompey in spain wrote:
does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??...............

..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an

d the rest of you...
Had a look on the Airbus UK FC web site, not very helpful.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??............... ..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an d the rest of you...[/p][/quote]Had a look on the Airbus UK FC web site, not very helpful. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

5:53pm Sat 1 Feb 14

saint in dordogne says...

pompey in spain wrote:
does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??...............

..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an

d the rest of you...
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE.
(you are skates your league two and worst than Torquay)
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: does anyone know where you can buy an airbus uk strip down on the costa del sol??............... ..bring it on,slugger,osprey,an d the rest of you...[/p][/quote]WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE. (you are skates your league two and worst than Torquay) saint in dordogne
  • Score: 11

5:57pm Sat 1 Feb 14

batesieboy says...

61% of possession. Strange that we managed 3 yellows from 9 fouls when Fulham had 0 from 10. Three lovely goals, but Artur was MoM...he kept our goal brilliantly.
61% of possession. Strange that we managed 3 yellows from 9 fouls when Fulham had 0 from 10. Three lovely goals, but Artur was MoM...he kept our goal brilliantly. batesieboy
  • Score: 15

6:14pm Sat 1 Feb 14

slugger says...

Artur Boruc is having a party ....................
... :)
Artur Boruc is having a party .................... ... :) slugger
  • Score: 13

6:31pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Blandford Saints says...

Jack Cork.......Better footballer than Wanyama although not as stromg. Need to keep him.
Jack Cork.......Better footballer than Wanyama although not as stromg. Need to keep him. Blandford Saints
  • Score: 13

6:39pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

No apologies.... Its a long one but here we goooooo......

Ray Brooks (Eastenders, Robbie Box in Big Deal & Narrator of Mr Ben)
Michael Redfern (The OXO Dad)
Hugh Grant
Liz Hurley (has apparently been spotted since splitting with Hugh)
Iain Fletcher (DC Rod Skase in The Bill)
Neil Dudgeon (BBC's Messiah - pretty sure he used to sit near me in block H3)
Sharon Duce (Now a Brighton regular but surely deep down still Fulham)
Dominic Guard (Sharon Duce's partner)
Christopher Guard (Dominic's brother & Cathy Shipton's partner)
Cathy Shipton (Nurse Duffy in Casualty)
Sue Pollard
Keith Allen
Willie Rushton
Nigel Havers
Liz Frazer (Carry-On Films)
Sam Kydd
Bella Emberg (Russ Abbott sidekick)
Pierce Brosnan
Kevork Malikyan (Greek bloke off Mind Your Language & many films)
Fulton MacKay (Mr MacKay in Porridge)
Tony Booth (Father of Cherie Blair)
Tony Curtis
Ben Chaplin (Game-On and a film with a long title)
Patrick Mower (currently Emmerdale)
John Woodvine
Ewen MacIntosh (Big Keith in "The Office")
James Villiers
Ian Cuthbertson
Hugh Laurie
Nigel Planer (The Young Ones)
Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey)
Robin Askwith (Confessions films)
George Selway (Beryl's Lot)
Maurice Kaufman
Honor Blackman
Peter Vaughan
Geraldine McKewan (Miss Marple)
Benicio Del Toro
Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes)
Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders)
Martin Wimbush
George Lamb (TV presenter & Radio DJ)
"Nasty" Nick Bateman (Big Brother)
Georgie Thompson (Sky Sports News presenter)
Isobel Lang (BBC Weather)
Emily Maitlis (BBC News)
Scorpio (from Gladiators)
Tim Ewart (ITN Sports Editor)
Des Lynham (Brighton supporter but regular attender at FFC for 2005/06)
Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter - Really a Liverpool fan but has attended in the past possibly due to her Dad)
Nick Ross (Presenter, BBC Crimewatch)
Keith Chegwin (Presenter, Chegger's Plays Pop)
Richard Parks (Fame Academy)
"Handy" Andy Kane (TV Handyman)
Janet Street Porter (Various)
Joel Defries (Blue Peter presenter)
James McQuillan (from The Apprentice 2009)
Michael Jackson (for one game at Home to Wigan in 1997)
Ralph McTell
Dave Parsons (Bass Guitarist from Bush)
Lily Allen
Alex James (Bass Guitarist from Blur & pal of Keith Allen)
Sam Jeffers (Drummer with Fridge)
Kai Stephens (Bass Guitarist in Hard-Fi) or it could be Ross Phillips (Guitarist in Hard-Fi)
Les Gray (Singer in Mud)
Sade
Richard Drummie (Go West - though it might be Peter Cox)
Paul Roberts (Singer, The Stranglers replacing Hugh Cornwall)
Dusty Springfield
Example (Rapper)
Billy Franks (Singer, The Faith Brothers)
Kate Nash (Singer & friend of Lily Allen)
Jamie T (Singer)
Alan Price
Derek "The Draw" Hussey (Singer with The Blockheads)
Patrick Mascall (Singer & Guitarist with Von Tramp & former FFC programme editor)
The Rapture (US Dance-Punk band)
Crispian Mills (Singer with Kula Shaker)
Felix White (Guitarist with The Maccabees)
The Lurkers (Band whose debut album was "Fulham Fallout")
Mark Baron (Another Level)
Swervedriver (Indie Band)
Don Hymel (The Tim & Bob Show)
Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio)
Kylie Minogue???
Ortise Williams (JLS)
John O’Farrell (Author & Broadcaster)
John Henry Ellen (Author)
Alex White (Author)
Dennis Turner (Author)
Martin Plumb (Author)
Peter Thompson (Author)
Ken Coton (Photographer)
Alex Ferguson (Famous Fan & Author)
"Diddy" David Hamilton (DJ)
Dennis Potter (Playwright)
Tommy Trinder (Comedian and ex-Chairman)
Johnny Speight (Writer of "Til Death Us Do Part")
John Sullivan (Writer of "Only Fools & Horses" and "Citizen Smith")
Eric Thompson (Writer of "The Magic Roundabout", Actor & Presenter)
Steve Steen (Comedian)
Danny Robins (Comedian)
Arthur Smith (Comedian)
Richard Kauffman (Radio 5 presenter)
Wolfie Smith ("Citizen Smith" played by Robert Lindsey)
Terry McCann ("Minder" played by Dennis Waterman)
Ronald "Budgie" Bird ("Budgie" played by Adam Faith)
George ("Men Behaving Badly" played by Ian Lindsay)
DC "Dangerous" Davies ("The Last Detective" played by Peter Davison)
Mod ("The Last Detective" played by Sean Hughes)
Dougal ("The Magic Roundabout" in one hard to find episode)
Detective Inspector Jack Regan ("The Sweeney" played by John Thaw)
Detective Sergeant George Carter ("The Sweeney" played by Dennis Waterman)
Matty Cole ("55 Degrees North" played by Jaeden Burke)
Butch Harry ("The Italian Job")
Steve Norris MP (was Everton but now a FFC regular)
Steve Pound MP
Martin Linton MP
Andy Slaughter MP
Jimmy Hill (ex-Player, ex-Chairman, TV Presenter & part time linesman)
Bernard Gallacher (Golfer)
Paul Duggan (Mountaineer)
Andy Woodman (Journeyman Goalkeeper - suggested he may be a Palace fan)
Jamie Moralee (Footballer)
Nicky Bailey (Footballer)
Dario Gradi (Football Manager)
Alan Smith (Football Manager)
Gary Johnson (Football Manager)
Graeme Banyard (Football Manager)
Jim Gregory (Football Chairman)
Malcom MacDonald (Former Football legend and Fulham Manager)
Sarah Lindsay (Speed Skater)
Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star)
Frank Keating (Guardian, Observer)
Dave Kidd (The People)
Chris Blackhurst (Financial Ed, Evening Sub-Standard)
Ian Hawkey (Sunday Times)
Joe Posnanski (The Kansas City Star)
Eleanor Preston (freelance Sports Journalist)
Paul Kenny (General Secretary of the GMB)
Max Clifford (Publicist)
Micheal Cole (Former Harrods spokesman)
The Bloke Karate Kicked by Eric Cantona (Assumed he was a Palace fan but apparently he was a regular at Fulham)
Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient)
Pope John Paul II (Pope)
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.....
Are you listening.....
....
....
YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELLLLLLLL OF A BEATING....
ANOTHER HELLLLLLLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!!!
No apologies.... Its a long one but here we goooooo...... Ray Brooks (Eastenders, Robbie Box in Big Deal & Narrator of Mr Ben) Michael Redfern (The OXO Dad) Hugh Grant Liz Hurley (has apparently been spotted since splitting with Hugh) Iain Fletcher (DC Rod Skase in The Bill) Neil Dudgeon (BBC's Messiah - pretty sure he used to sit near me in block H3) Sharon Duce (Now a Brighton regular but surely deep down still Fulham) Dominic Guard (Sharon Duce's partner) Christopher Guard (Dominic's brother & Cathy Shipton's partner) Cathy Shipton (Nurse Duffy in Casualty) Sue Pollard Keith Allen Willie Rushton Nigel Havers Liz Frazer (Carry-On Films) Sam Kydd Bella Emberg (Russ Abbott sidekick) Pierce Brosnan Kevork Malikyan (Greek bloke off Mind Your Language & many films) Fulton MacKay (Mr MacKay in Porridge) Tony Booth (Father of Cherie Blair) Tony Curtis Ben Chaplin (Game-On and a film with a long title) Patrick Mower (currently Emmerdale) John Woodvine Ewen MacIntosh (Big Keith in "The Office") James Villiers Ian Cuthbertson Hugh Laurie Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey) Robin Askwith (Confessions films) George Selway (Beryl's Lot) Maurice Kaufman Honor Blackman Peter Vaughan Geraldine McKewan (Miss Marple) Benicio Del Toro Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes) Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders) Martin Wimbush George Lamb (TV presenter & Radio DJ) "Nasty" Nick Bateman (Big Brother) Georgie Thompson (Sky Sports News presenter) Isobel Lang (BBC Weather) Emily Maitlis (BBC News) Scorpio (from Gladiators) Tim Ewart (ITN Sports Editor) Des Lynham (Brighton supporter but regular attender at FFC for 2005/06) Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter - Really a Liverpool fan but has attended in the past possibly due to her Dad) Nick Ross (Presenter, BBC Crimewatch) Keith Chegwin (Presenter, Chegger's Plays Pop) Richard Parks (Fame Academy) "Handy" Andy Kane (TV Handyman) Janet Street Porter (Various) Joel Defries (Blue Peter presenter) James McQuillan (from The Apprentice 2009) Michael Jackson (for one game at Home to Wigan in 1997) Ralph McTell Dave Parsons (Bass Guitarist from Bush) Lily Allen Alex James (Bass Guitarist from Blur & pal of Keith Allen) Sam Jeffers (Drummer with Fridge) Kai Stephens (Bass Guitarist in Hard-Fi) or it could be Ross Phillips (Guitarist in Hard-Fi) Les Gray (Singer in Mud) Sade Richard Drummie (Go West - though it might be Peter Cox) Paul Roberts (Singer, The Stranglers replacing Hugh Cornwall) Dusty Springfield Example (Rapper) Billy Franks (Singer, The Faith Brothers) Kate Nash (Singer & friend of Lily Allen) Jamie T (Singer) Alan Price Derek "The Draw" Hussey (Singer with The Blockheads) Patrick Mascall (Singer & Guitarist with Von Tramp & former FFC programme editor) The Rapture (US Dance-Punk band) Crispian Mills (Singer with Kula Shaker) Felix White (Guitarist with The Maccabees) The Lurkers (Band whose debut album was "Fulham Fallout") Mark Baron (Another Level) Swervedriver (Indie Band) Don Hymel (The Tim & Bob Show) Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio) Kylie Minogue??? Ortise Williams (JLS) John O’Farrell (Author & Broadcaster) John Henry Ellen (Author) Alex White (Author) Dennis Turner (Author) Martin Plumb (Author) Peter Thompson (Author) Ken Coton (Photographer) Alex Ferguson (Famous Fan & Author) "Diddy" David Hamilton (DJ) Dennis Potter (Playwright) Tommy Trinder (Comedian and ex-Chairman) Johnny Speight (Writer of "Til Death Us Do Part") John Sullivan (Writer of "Only Fools & Horses" and "Citizen Smith") Eric Thompson (Writer of "The Magic Roundabout", Actor & Presenter) Steve Steen (Comedian) Danny Robins (Comedian) Arthur Smith (Comedian) Richard Kauffman (Radio 5 presenter) Wolfie Smith ("Citizen Smith" played by Robert Lindsey) Terry McCann ("Minder" played by Dennis Waterman) Ronald "Budgie" Bird ("Budgie" played by Adam Faith) George ("Men Behaving Badly" played by Ian Lindsay) DC "Dangerous" Davies ("The Last Detective" played by Peter Davison) Mod ("The Last Detective" played by Sean Hughes) Dougal ("The Magic Roundabout" in one hard to find episode) Detective Inspector Jack Regan ("The Sweeney" played by John Thaw) Detective Sergeant George Carter ("The Sweeney" played by Dennis Waterman) Matty Cole ("55 Degrees North" played by Jaeden Burke) Butch Harry ("The Italian Job") Steve Norris MP (was Everton but now a FFC regular) Steve Pound MP Martin Linton MP Andy Slaughter MP Jimmy Hill (ex-Player, ex-Chairman, TV Presenter & part time linesman) Bernard Gallacher (Golfer) Paul Duggan (Mountaineer) Andy Woodman (Journeyman Goalkeeper - suggested he may be a Palace fan) Jamie Moralee (Footballer) Nicky Bailey (Footballer) Dario Gradi (Football Manager) Alan Smith (Football Manager) Gary Johnson (Football Manager) Graeme Banyard (Football Manager) Jim Gregory (Football Chairman) Malcom MacDonald (Former Football legend and Fulham Manager) Sarah Lindsay (Speed Skater) Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star) Frank Keating (Guardian, Observer) Dave Kidd (The People) Chris Blackhurst (Financial Ed, Evening Sub-Standard) Ian Hawkey (Sunday Times) Joe Posnanski (The Kansas City Star) Eleanor Preston (freelance Sports Journalist) Paul Kenny (General Secretary of the GMB) Max Clifford (Publicist) Micheal Cole (Former Harrods spokesman) The Bloke Karate Kicked by Eric Cantona (Assumed he was a Palace fan but apparently he was a regular at Fulham) Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient) Pope John Paul II (Pope) ..... ..... ..... Are you listening..... .... .... YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELLLLLLLL OF A BEATING.... ANOTHER HELLLLLLLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 13

6:44pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Yeah. I think the skunts failed to understand the transfer window. It's supposed to be used to strengthen isn't it. So they move on their top goalscorer and then lose to a relegation rival. LMFAO. Cue another song.........Status Quo, Down down deeper and down. Oh and by the way another super performance by the mighty Saints again today. Really pleased that the game changed round with the introduction of Corky. Great player and unsung hero. A true professional, unlike that tw@t Osvaldo.
Yeah. I think the skunts failed to understand the transfer window. It's supposed to be used to strengthen isn't it. So they move on their top goalscorer and then lose to a relegation rival. LMFAO. Cue another song.........Status Quo, Down down deeper and down. Oh and by the way another super performance by the mighty Saints again today. Really pleased that the game changed round with the introduction of Corky. Great player and unsung hero. A true professional, unlike that tw@t Osvaldo. Clever Dick
  • Score: 11

7:05pm Sat 1 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
No apologies.... Its a long one but here we goooooo......

Ray Brooks (Eastenders, Robbie Box in Big Deal & Narrator of Mr Ben)
Michael Redfern (The OXO Dad)
Hugh Grant
Liz Hurley (has apparently been spotted since splitting with Hugh)
Iain Fletcher (DC Rod Skase in The Bill)
Neil Dudgeon (BBC's Messiah - pretty sure he used to sit near me in block H3)
Sharon Duce (Now a Brighton regular but surely deep down still Fulham)
Dominic Guard (Sharon Duce's partner)
Christopher Guard (Dominic's brother & Cathy Shipton's partner)
Cathy Shipton (Nurse Duffy in Casualty)
Sue Pollard
Keith Allen
Willie Rushton
Nigel Havers
Liz Frazer (Carry-On Films)
Sam Kydd
Bella Emberg (Russ Abbott sidekick)
Pierce Brosnan
Kevork Malikyan (Greek bloke off Mind Your Language & many films)
Fulton MacKay (Mr MacKay in Porridge)
Tony Booth (Father of Cherie Blair)
Tony Curtis
Ben Chaplin (Game-On and a film with a long title)
Patrick Mower (currently Emmerdale)
John Woodvine
Ewen MacIntosh (Big Keith in "The Office")
James Villiers
Ian Cuthbertson
Hugh Laurie
Nigel Planer (The Young Ones)
Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey)
Robin Askwith (Confessions films)
George Selway (Beryl's Lot)
Maurice Kaufman
Honor Blackman
Peter Vaughan
Geraldine McKewan (Miss Marple)
Benicio Del Toro
Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes)
Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders)
Martin Wimbush
George Lamb (TV presenter & Radio DJ)
"Nasty" Nick Bateman (Big Brother)
Georgie Thompson (Sky Sports News presenter)
Isobel Lang (BBC Weather)
Emily Maitlis (BBC News)
Scorpio (from Gladiators)
Tim Ewart (ITN Sports Editor)
Des Lynham (Brighton supporter but regular attender at FFC for 2005/06)
Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter - Really a Liverpool fan but has attended in the past possibly due to her Dad)
Nick Ross (Presenter, BBC Crimewatch)
Keith Chegwin (Presenter, Chegger's Plays Pop)
Richard Parks (Fame Academy)
"Handy" Andy Kane (TV Handyman)
Janet Street Porter (Various)
Joel Defries (Blue Peter presenter)
James McQuillan (from The Apprentice 2009)
Michael Jackson (for one game at Home to Wigan in 1997)
Ralph McTell
Dave Parsons (Bass Guitarist from Bush)
Lily Allen
Alex James (Bass Guitarist from Blur & pal of Keith Allen)
Sam Jeffers (Drummer with Fridge)
Kai Stephens (Bass Guitarist in Hard-Fi) or it could be Ross Phillips (Guitarist in Hard-Fi)
Les Gray (Singer in Mud)
Sade
Richard Drummie (Go West - though it might be Peter Cox)
Paul Roberts (Singer, The Stranglers replacing Hugh Cornwall)
Dusty Springfield
Example (Rapper)
Billy Franks (Singer, The Faith Brothers)
Kate Nash (Singer & friend of Lily Allen)
Jamie T (Singer)
Alan Price
Derek "The Draw" Hussey (Singer with The Blockheads)
Patrick Mascall (Singer & Guitarist with Von Tramp & former FFC programme editor)
The Rapture (US Dance-Punk band)
Crispian Mills (Singer with Kula Shaker)
Felix White (Guitarist with The Maccabees)
The Lurkers (Band whose debut album was "Fulham Fallout")
Mark Baron (Another Level)
Swervedriver (Indie Band)
Don Hymel (The Tim & Bob Show)
Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio)
Kylie Minogue???
Ortise Williams (JLS)
John O’Farrell (Author & Broadcaster)
John Henry Ellen (Author)
Alex White (Author)
Dennis Turner (Author)
Martin Plumb (Author)
Peter Thompson (Author)
Ken Coton (Photographer)
Alex Ferguson (Famous Fan & Author)
"Diddy" David Hamilton (DJ)
Dennis Potter (Playwright)
Tommy Trinder (Comedian and ex-Chairman)
Johnny Speight (Writer of "Til Death Us Do Part")
John Sullivan (Writer of "Only Fools & Horses" and "Citizen Smith")
Eric Thompson (Writer of "The Magic Roundabout", Actor & Presenter)
Steve Steen (Comedian)
Danny Robins (Comedian)
Arthur Smith (Comedian)
Richard Kauffman (Radio 5 presenter)
Wolfie Smith ("Citizen Smith" played by Robert Lindsey)
Terry McCann ("Minder" played by Dennis Waterman)
Ronald "Budgie" Bird ("Budgie" played by Adam Faith)
George ("Men Behaving Badly" played by Ian Lindsay)
DC "Dangerous" Davies ("The Last Detective" played by Peter Davison)
Mod ("The Last Detective" played by Sean Hughes)
Dougal ("The Magic Roundabout" in one hard to find episode)
Detective Inspector Jack Regan ("The Sweeney" played by John Thaw)
Detective Sergeant George Carter ("The Sweeney" played by Dennis Waterman)
Matty Cole ("55 Degrees North" played by Jaeden Burke)
Butch Harry ("The Italian Job")
Steve Norris MP (was Everton but now a FFC regular)
Steve Pound MP
Martin Linton MP
Andy Slaughter MP
Jimmy Hill (ex-Player, ex-Chairman, TV Presenter & part time linesman)
Bernard Gallacher (Golfer)
Paul Duggan (Mountaineer)
Andy Woodman (Journeyman Goalkeeper - suggested he may be a Palace fan)
Jamie Moralee (Footballer)
Nicky Bailey (Footballer)
Dario Gradi (Football Manager)
Alan Smith (Football Manager)
Gary Johnson (Football Manager)
Graeme Banyard (Football Manager)
Jim Gregory (Football Chairman)
Malcom MacDonald (Former Football legend and Fulham Manager)
Sarah Lindsay (Speed Skater)
Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star)
Frank Keating (Guardian, Observer)
Dave Kidd (The People)
Chris Blackhurst (Financial Ed, Evening Sub-Standard)
Ian Hawkey (Sunday Times)
Joe Posnanski (The Kansas City Star)
Eleanor Preston (freelance Sports Journalist)
Paul Kenny (General Secretary of the GMB)
Max Clifford (Publicist)
Micheal Cole (Former Harrods spokesman)
The Bloke Karate Kicked by Eric Cantona (Assumed he was a Palace fan but apparently he was a regular at Fulham)
Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient)
Pope John Paul II (Pope)
.....
.....
.....
Are you listening.....
....
....
YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELLLLLLLL OF A BEATING....
ANOTHER HELLLLLLLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!!!
what about Michael Jackson, according to al Fayed?
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: No apologies.... Its a long one but here we goooooo...... Ray Brooks (Eastenders, Robbie Box in Big Deal & Narrator of Mr Ben) Michael Redfern (The OXO Dad) Hugh Grant Liz Hurley (has apparently been spotted since splitting with Hugh) Iain Fletcher (DC Rod Skase in The Bill) Neil Dudgeon (BBC's Messiah - pretty sure he used to sit near me in block H3) Sharon Duce (Now a Brighton regular but surely deep down still Fulham) Dominic Guard (Sharon Duce's partner) Christopher Guard (Dominic's brother & Cathy Shipton's partner) Cathy Shipton (Nurse Duffy in Casualty) Sue Pollard Keith Allen Willie Rushton Nigel Havers Liz Frazer (Carry-On Films) Sam Kydd Bella Emberg (Russ Abbott sidekick) Pierce Brosnan Kevork Malikyan (Greek bloke off Mind Your Language & many films) Fulton MacKay (Mr MacKay in Porridge) Tony Booth (Father of Cherie Blair) Tony Curtis Ben Chaplin (Game-On and a film with a long title) Patrick Mower (currently Emmerdale) John Woodvine Ewen MacIntosh (Big Keith in "The Office") James Villiers Ian Cuthbertson Hugh Laurie Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey) Robin Askwith (Confessions films) George Selway (Beryl's Lot) Maurice Kaufman Honor Blackman Peter Vaughan Geraldine McKewan (Miss Marple) Benicio Del Toro Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes) Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders) Martin Wimbush George Lamb (TV presenter & Radio DJ) "Nasty" Nick Bateman (Big Brother) Georgie Thompson (Sky Sports News presenter) Isobel Lang (BBC Weather) Emily Maitlis (BBC News) Scorpio (from Gladiators) Tim Ewart (ITN Sports Editor) Des Lynham (Brighton supporter but regular attender at FFC for 2005/06) Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter - Really a Liverpool fan but has attended in the past possibly due to her Dad) Nick Ross (Presenter, BBC Crimewatch) Keith Chegwin (Presenter, Chegger's Plays Pop) Richard Parks (Fame Academy) "Handy" Andy Kane (TV Handyman) Janet Street Porter (Various) Joel Defries (Blue Peter presenter) James McQuillan (from The Apprentice 2009) Michael Jackson (for one game at Home to Wigan in 1997) Ralph McTell Dave Parsons (Bass Guitarist from Bush) Lily Allen Alex James (Bass Guitarist from Blur & pal of Keith Allen) Sam Jeffers (Drummer with Fridge) Kai Stephens (Bass Guitarist in Hard-Fi) or it could be Ross Phillips (Guitarist in Hard-Fi) Les Gray (Singer in Mud) Sade Richard Drummie (Go West - though it might be Peter Cox) Paul Roberts (Singer, The Stranglers replacing Hugh Cornwall) Dusty Springfield Example (Rapper) Billy Franks (Singer, The Faith Brothers) Kate Nash (Singer & friend of Lily Allen) Jamie T (Singer) Alan Price Derek "The Draw" Hussey (Singer with The Blockheads) Patrick Mascall (Singer & Guitarist with Von Tramp & former FFC programme editor) The Rapture (US Dance-Punk band) Crispian Mills (Singer with Kula Shaker) Felix White (Guitarist with The Maccabees) The Lurkers (Band whose debut album was "Fulham Fallout") Mark Baron (Another Level) Swervedriver (Indie Band) Don Hymel (The Tim & Bob Show) Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio) Kylie Minogue??? Ortise Williams (JLS) John O’Farrell (Author & Broadcaster) John Henry Ellen (Author) Alex White (Author) Dennis Turner (Author) Martin Plumb (Author) Peter Thompson (Author) Ken Coton (Photographer) Alex Ferguson (Famous Fan & Author) "Diddy" David Hamilton (DJ) Dennis Potter (Playwright) Tommy Trinder (Comedian and ex-Chairman) Johnny Speight (Writer of "Til Death Us Do Part") John Sullivan (Writer of "Only Fools & Horses" and "Citizen Smith") Eric Thompson (Writer of "The Magic Roundabout", Actor & Presenter) Steve Steen (Comedian) Danny Robins (Comedian) Arthur Smith (Comedian) Richard Kauffman (Radio 5 presenter) Wolfie Smith ("Citizen Smith" played by Robert Lindsey) Terry McCann ("Minder" played by Dennis Waterman) Ronald "Budgie" Bird ("Budgie" played by Adam Faith) George ("Men Behaving Badly" played by Ian Lindsay) DC "Dangerous" Davies ("The Last Detective" played by Peter Davison) Mod ("The Last Detective" played by Sean Hughes) Dougal ("The Magic Roundabout" in one hard to find episode) Detective Inspector Jack Regan ("The Sweeney" played by John Thaw) Detective Sergeant George Carter ("The Sweeney" played by Dennis Waterman) Matty Cole ("55 Degrees North" played by Jaeden Burke) Butch Harry ("The Italian Job") Steve Norris MP (was Everton but now a FFC regular) Steve Pound MP Martin Linton MP Andy Slaughter MP Jimmy Hill (ex-Player, ex-Chairman, TV Presenter & part time linesman) Bernard Gallacher (Golfer) Paul Duggan (Mountaineer) Andy Woodman (Journeyman Goalkeeper - suggested he may be a Palace fan) Jamie Moralee (Footballer) Nicky Bailey (Footballer) Dario Gradi (Football Manager) Alan Smith (Football Manager) Gary Johnson (Football Manager) Graeme Banyard (Football Manager) Jim Gregory (Football Chairman) Malcom MacDonald (Former Football legend and Fulham Manager) Sarah Lindsay (Speed Skater) Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star) Frank Keating (Guardian, Observer) Dave Kidd (The People) Chris Blackhurst (Financial Ed, Evening Sub-Standard) Ian Hawkey (Sunday Times) Joe Posnanski (The Kansas City Star) Eleanor Preston (freelance Sports Journalist) Paul Kenny (General Secretary of the GMB) Max Clifford (Publicist) Micheal Cole (Former Harrods spokesman) The Bloke Karate Kicked by Eric Cantona (Assumed he was a Palace fan but apparently he was a regular at Fulham) Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient) Pope John Paul II (Pope) ..... ..... ..... Are you listening..... .... .... YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELLLLLLLL OF A BEATING.... ANOTHER HELLLLLLLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!!![/p][/quote]what about Michael Jackson, according to al Fayed? dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 3

7:07pm Sat 1 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 5

7:26pm Sat 1 Feb 14

husky-1 says...

""""""WHEN THE GAME CHANGE LOG Jack Cork""""" ... oxygenates the midfield and decompresses .. Wanyama this off beat .. should enter the last minute ... but this team needs a front ... Rodriguez scored but is very irregular
""""""WHEN THE GAME CHANGE LOG Jack Cork""""" ... oxygenates the midfield and decompresses .. Wanyama this off beat .. should enter the last minute ... but this team needs a front ... Rodriguez scored but is very irregular husky-1
  • Score: -13

7:29pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.[/p][/quote]Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

7:29pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.[/p][/quote]Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.[/p][/quote]Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

...... and then the bl00dy thing pastes your post three times :(
...... and then the bl00dy thing pastes your post three times :( Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

7:55pm Sat 1 Feb 14

saintgibbo says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
No apologies.... Its a long one but here we goooooo......

Ray Brooks (Eastenders, Robbie Box in Big Deal & Narrator of Mr Ben)
Michael Redfern (The OXO Dad)
Hugh Grant
Liz Hurley (has apparently been spotted since splitting with Hugh)
Iain Fletcher (DC Rod Skase in The Bill)
Neil Dudgeon (BBC's Messiah - pretty sure he used to sit near me in block H3)
Sharon Duce (Now a Brighton regular but surely deep down still Fulham)
Dominic Guard (Sharon Duce's partner)
Christopher Guard (Dominic's brother & Cathy Shipton's partner)
Cathy Shipton (Nurse Duffy in Casualty)
Sue Pollard
Keith Allen
Willie Rushton
Nigel Havers
Liz Frazer (Carry-On Films)
Sam Kydd
Bella Emberg (Russ Abbott sidekick)
Pierce Brosnan
Kevork Malikyan (Greek bloke off Mind Your Language & many films)
Fulton MacKay (Mr MacKay in Porridge)
Tony Booth (Father of Cherie Blair)
Tony Curtis
Ben Chaplin (Game-On and a film with a long title)
Patrick Mower (currently Emmerdale)
John Woodvine
Ewen MacIntosh (Big Keith in "The Office")
James Villiers
Ian Cuthbertson
Hugh Laurie
Nigel Planer (The Young Ones)
Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey)
Robin Askwith (Confessions films)
George Selway (Beryl's Lot)
Maurice Kaufman
Honor Blackman
Peter Vaughan
Geraldine McKewan (Miss Marple)
Benicio Del Toro
Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes)
Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders)
Martin Wimbush
George Lamb (TV presenter & Radio DJ)
"Nasty" Nick Bateman (Big Brother)
Georgie Thompson (Sky Sports News presenter)
Isobel Lang (BBC Weather)
Emily Maitlis (BBC News)
Scorpio (from Gladiators)
Tim Ewart (ITN Sports Editor)
Des Lynham (Brighton supporter but regular attender at FFC for 2005/06)
Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter - Really a Liverpool fan but has attended in the past possibly due to her Dad)
Nick Ross (Presenter, BBC Crimewatch)
Keith Chegwin (Presenter, Chegger's Plays Pop)
Richard Parks (Fame Academy)
"Handy" Andy Kane (TV Handyman)
Janet Street Porter (Various)
Joel Defries (Blue Peter presenter)
James McQuillan (from The Apprentice 2009)
Michael Jackson (for one game at Home to Wigan in 1997)
Ralph McTell
Dave Parsons (Bass Guitarist from Bush)
Lily Allen
Alex James (Bass Guitarist from Blur & pal of Keith Allen)
Sam Jeffers (Drummer with Fridge)
Kai Stephens (Bass Guitarist in Hard-Fi) or it could be Ross Phillips (Guitarist in Hard-Fi)
Les Gray (Singer in Mud)
Sade
Richard Drummie (Go West - though it might be Peter Cox)
Paul Roberts (Singer, The Stranglers replacing Hugh Cornwall)
Dusty Springfield
Example (Rapper)
Billy Franks (Singer, The Faith Brothers)
Kate Nash (Singer & friend of Lily Allen)
Jamie T (Singer)
Alan Price
Derek "The Draw" Hussey (Singer with The Blockheads)
Patrick Mascall (Singer & Guitarist with Von Tramp & former FFC programme editor)
The Rapture (US Dance-Punk band)
Crispian Mills (Singer with Kula Shaker)
Felix White (Guitarist with The Maccabees)
The Lurkers (Band whose debut album was "Fulham Fallout")
Mark Baron (Another Level)
Swervedriver (Indie Band)
Don Hymel (The Tim & Bob Show)
Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio)
Kylie Minogue???
Ortise Williams (JLS)
John O’Farrell (Author & Broadcaster)
John Henry Ellen (Author)
Alex White (Author)
Dennis Turner (Author)
Martin Plumb (Author)
Peter Thompson (Author)
Ken Coton (Photographer)
Alex Ferguson (Famous Fan & Author)
"Diddy" David Hamilton (DJ)
Dennis Potter (Playwright)
Tommy Trinder (Comedian and ex-Chairman)
Johnny Speight (Writer of "Til Death Us Do Part")
John Sullivan (Writer of "Only Fools & Horses" and "Citizen Smith")
Eric Thompson (Writer of "The Magic Roundabout", Actor & Presenter)
Steve Steen (Comedian)
Danny Robins (Comedian)
Arthur Smith (Comedian)
Richard Kauffman (Radio 5 presenter)
Wolfie Smith ("Citizen Smith" played by Robert Lindsey)
Terry McCann ("Minder" played by Dennis Waterman)
Ronald "Budgie" Bird ("Budgie" played by Adam Faith)
George ("Men Behaving Badly" played by Ian Lindsay)
DC "Dangerous" Davies ("The Last Detective" played by Peter Davison)
Mod ("The Last Detective" played by Sean Hughes)
Dougal ("The Magic Roundabout" in one hard to find episode)
Detective Inspector Jack Regan ("The Sweeney" played by John Thaw)
Detective Sergeant George Carter ("The Sweeney" played by Dennis Waterman)
Matty Cole ("55 Degrees North" played by Jaeden Burke)
Butch Harry ("The Italian Job")
Steve Norris MP (was Everton but now a FFC regular)
Steve Pound MP
Martin Linton MP
Andy Slaughter MP
Jimmy Hill (ex-Player, ex-Chairman, TV Presenter & part time linesman)
Bernard Gallacher (Golfer)
Paul Duggan (Mountaineer)
Andy Woodman (Journeyman Goalkeeper - suggested he may be a Palace fan)
Jamie Moralee (Footballer)
Nicky Bailey (Footballer)
Dario Gradi (Football Manager)
Alan Smith (Football Manager)
Gary Johnson (Football Manager)
Graeme Banyard (Football Manager)
Jim Gregory (Football Chairman)
Malcom MacDonald (Former Football legend and Fulham Manager)
Sarah Lindsay (Speed Skater)
Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star)
Frank Keating (Guardian, Observer)
Dave Kidd (The People)
Chris Blackhurst (Financial Ed, Evening Sub-Standard)
Ian Hawkey (Sunday Times)
Joe Posnanski (The Kansas City Star)
Eleanor Preston (freelance Sports Journalist)
Paul Kenny (General Secretary of the GMB)
Max Clifford (Publicist)
Micheal Cole (Former Harrods spokesman)
The Bloke Karate Kicked by Eric Cantona (Assumed he was a Palace fan but apparently he was a regular at Fulham)
Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient)
Pope John Paul II (Pope)
.....
.....
.....
Are you listening.....
....
....
YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELLLLLLLL OF A BEATING....
ANOTHER HELLLLLLLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!!!
what about Michael Jackson, according to al Fayed?
And that bloke that does Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. Richard someone i think.
Norgie, have you just been through the electoral register for the borough of Fulham? :)
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: No apologies.... Its a long one but here we goooooo...... Ray Brooks (Eastenders, Robbie Box in Big Deal & Narrator of Mr Ben) Michael Redfern (The OXO Dad) Hugh Grant Liz Hurley (has apparently been spotted since splitting with Hugh) Iain Fletcher (DC Rod Skase in The Bill) Neil Dudgeon (BBC's Messiah - pretty sure he used to sit near me in block H3) Sharon Duce (Now a Brighton regular but surely deep down still Fulham) Dominic Guard (Sharon Duce's partner) Christopher Guard (Dominic's brother & Cathy Shipton's partner) Cathy Shipton (Nurse Duffy in Casualty) Sue Pollard Keith Allen Willie Rushton Nigel Havers Liz Frazer (Carry-On Films) Sam Kydd Bella Emberg (Russ Abbott sidekick) Pierce Brosnan Kevork Malikyan (Greek bloke off Mind Your Language & many films) Fulton MacKay (Mr MacKay in Porridge) Tony Booth (Father of Cherie Blair) Tony Curtis Ben Chaplin (Game-On and a film with a long title) Patrick Mower (currently Emmerdale) John Woodvine Ewen MacIntosh (Big Keith in "The Office") James Villiers Ian Cuthbertson Hugh Laurie Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey) Robin Askwith (Confessions films) George Selway (Beryl's Lot) Maurice Kaufman Honor Blackman Peter Vaughan Geraldine McKewan (Miss Marple) Benicio Del Toro Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes) Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders) Martin Wimbush George Lamb (TV presenter & Radio DJ) "Nasty" Nick Bateman (Big Brother) Georgie Thompson (Sky Sports News presenter) Isobel Lang (BBC Weather) Emily Maitlis (BBC News) Scorpio (from Gladiators) Tim Ewart (ITN Sports Editor) Des Lynham (Brighton supporter but regular attender at FFC for 2005/06) Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter - Really a Liverpool fan but has attended in the past possibly due to her Dad) Nick Ross (Presenter, BBC Crimewatch) Keith Chegwin (Presenter, Chegger's Plays Pop) Richard Parks (Fame Academy) "Handy" Andy Kane (TV Handyman) Janet Street Porter (Various) Joel Defries (Blue Peter presenter) James McQuillan (from The Apprentice 2009) Michael Jackson (for one game at Home to Wigan in 1997) Ralph McTell Dave Parsons (Bass Guitarist from Bush) Lily Allen Alex James (Bass Guitarist from Blur & pal of Keith Allen) Sam Jeffers (Drummer with Fridge) Kai Stephens (Bass Guitarist in Hard-Fi) or it could be Ross Phillips (Guitarist in Hard-Fi) Les Gray (Singer in Mud) Sade Richard Drummie (Go West - though it might be Peter Cox) Paul Roberts (Singer, The Stranglers replacing Hugh Cornwall) Dusty Springfield Example (Rapper) Billy Franks (Singer, The Faith Brothers) Kate Nash (Singer & friend of Lily Allen) Jamie T (Singer) Alan Price Derek "The Draw" Hussey (Singer with The Blockheads) Patrick Mascall (Singer & Guitarist with Von Tramp & former FFC programme editor) The Rapture (US Dance-Punk band) Crispian Mills (Singer with Kula Shaker) Felix White (Guitarist with The Maccabees) The Lurkers (Band whose debut album was "Fulham Fallout") Mark Baron (Another Level) Swervedriver (Indie Band) Don Hymel (The Tim & Bob Show) Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio) Kylie Minogue??? Ortise Williams (JLS) John O’Farrell (Author & Broadcaster) John Henry Ellen (Author) Alex White (Author) Dennis Turner (Author) Martin Plumb (Author) Peter Thompson (Author) Ken Coton (Photographer) Alex Ferguson (Famous Fan & Author) "Diddy" David Hamilton (DJ) Dennis Potter (Playwright) Tommy Trinder (Comedian and ex-Chairman) Johnny Speight (Writer of "Til Death Us Do Part") John Sullivan (Writer of "Only Fools & Horses" and "Citizen Smith") Eric Thompson (Writer of "The Magic Roundabout", Actor & Presenter) Steve Steen (Comedian) Danny Robins (Comedian) Arthur Smith (Comedian) Richard Kauffman (Radio 5 presenter) Wolfie Smith ("Citizen Smith" played by Robert Lindsey) Terry McCann ("Minder" played by Dennis Waterman) Ronald "Budgie" Bird ("Budgie" played by Adam Faith) George ("Men Behaving Badly" played by Ian Lindsay) DC "Dangerous" Davies ("The Last Detective" played by Peter Davison) Mod ("The Last Detective" played by Sean Hughes) Dougal ("The Magic Roundabout" in one hard to find episode) Detective Inspector Jack Regan ("The Sweeney" played by John Thaw) Detective Sergeant George Carter ("The Sweeney" played by Dennis Waterman) Matty Cole ("55 Degrees North" played by Jaeden Burke) Butch Harry ("The Italian Job") Steve Norris MP (was Everton but now a FFC regular) Steve Pound MP Martin Linton MP Andy Slaughter MP Jimmy Hill (ex-Player, ex-Chairman, TV Presenter & part time linesman) Bernard Gallacher (Golfer) Paul Duggan (Mountaineer) Andy Woodman (Journeyman Goalkeeper - suggested he may be a Palace fan) Jamie Moralee (Footballer) Nicky Bailey (Footballer) Dario Gradi (Football Manager) Alan Smith (Football Manager) Gary Johnson (Football Manager) Graeme Banyard (Football Manager) Jim Gregory (Football Chairman) Malcom MacDonald (Former Football legend and Fulham Manager) Sarah Lindsay (Speed Skater) Danny Fulbrook (Daily Star) Frank Keating (Guardian, Observer) Dave Kidd (The People) Chris Blackhurst (Financial Ed, Evening Sub-Standard) Ian Hawkey (Sunday Times) Joe Posnanski (The Kansas City Star) Eleanor Preston (freelance Sports Journalist) Paul Kenny (General Secretary of the GMB) Max Clifford (Publicist) Micheal Cole (Former Harrods spokesman) The Bloke Karate Kicked by Eric Cantona (Assumed he was a Palace fan but apparently he was a regular at Fulham) Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient) Pope John Paul II (Pope) ..... ..... ..... Are you listening..... .... .... YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELLLLLLLL OF A BEATING.... ANOTHER HELLLLLLLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!!![/p][/quote]what about Michael Jackson, according to al Fayed?[/p][/quote]And that bloke that does Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. Richard someone i think. Norgie, have you just been through the electoral register for the borough of Fulham? :) saintgibbo
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Sat 1 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Richard Osman, I am not using the quote button for the Vikings saga.
Richard Osman, I am not using the quote button for the Vikings saga. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Sat 1 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

JACK CORK........ENOUGH SAID.]]

ARTUR BORUC...... SLATE WIPED CLEAN.

KATHARINA ............... A VERY VERY BIG THANK YOU.

POOCHY...........TAK
E A BOW.

ME...........I'M OVER THE MOON

POOPEY.....YOU DOWN THE ****.
JACK CORK........ENOUGH SAID.]] ARTUR BORUC...... SLATE WIPED CLEAN. KATHARINA ............... A VERY VERY BIG THANK YOU. POOCHY...........TAK E A BOW. ME...........I'M OVER THE MOON POOPEY.....YOU DOWN THE ****. hedge end bob
  • Score: 5

9:36pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

I don't blame you Osprey!

And to the earlier post... Jacko is there which means you were not paying attention.... sometimes I wonder why I even bother.... Oh, yes.... It's because it's bloody great giving teams a helllll of a beating!!! :-D
I don't blame you Osprey! And to the earlier post... Jacko is there which means you were not paying attention.... sometimes I wonder why I even bother.... Oh, yes.... It's because it's bloody great giving teams a helllll of a beating!!! :-D Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 4

9:44pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Velleity says...

Bit ropey in the first half, Victor very rusty indeed; once he's back on form he'll do just fine again, I suspect, but no-one apart from Artur was on form in the first 45 mins. Thankfully he kept us in the game until we could break them down and then what a game. One where we turned our chances into goals after a run of bad luck on that front.

Fans VERY loud indeed.

I'm so proud of this great team at the moment. Playing exciting football, getting the results, even getting points when things go against us. The future's bright, the future's red and white.
Bit ropey in the first half, Victor very rusty indeed; once he's back on form he'll do just fine again, I suspect, but no-one apart from Artur was on form in the first 45 mins. Thankfully he kept us in the game until we could break them down and then what a game. One where we turned our chances into goals after a run of bad luck on that front. Fans VERY loud indeed. I'm so proud of this great team at the moment. Playing exciting football, getting the results, even getting points when things go against us. The future's bright, the future's red and white. Velleity
  • Score: 7

9:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

florida saint says...

saints you make me so happy, im on the p 1ss here in Kissimmee, im already w@nkered, not a skate in sight and everyone loves the saints in the tavern, they have no choice with me around, red arrrrrmy. loved hearing and seeing the saints fans at Fulham, oh my round, cough, cough, just need a quick p. uts
saints you make me so happy, im on the p 1ss here in Kissimmee, im already w@nkered, not a skate in sight and everyone loves the saints in the tavern, they have no choice with me around, red arrrrrmy. loved hearing and seeing the saints fans at Fulham, oh my round, cough, cough, just need a quick p. uts florida saint
  • Score: 5

11:06pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Best song of the day.... "I want to go home...I want to go home...Fulham's a bit posh...I want to go home...."

What a day COYR!!!! :O)
Best song of the day.... "I want to go home...I want to go home...Fulham's a bit posh...I want to go home...." What a day COYR!!!! :O) Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 3

11:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Best song of the day.... "I want to go home...I want to go home...Fulham's a bit posh...I want to go home...."

What a day COYR!!!! :O)
I gather you lost your voice, Bill. You need to get more pre-match beer down you.

My MotM? Well, Artur for the first-half saves, Rickie for some sublime passes and the goal and, beyond a doubt, Jack, who is really looking the part.

And, once more, the fantastic away support. Take a bow Bill and the rest.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Best song of the day.... "I want to go home...I want to go home...Fulham's a bit posh...I want to go home...." What a day COYR!!!! :O)[/p][/quote]I gather you lost your voice, Bill. You need to get more pre-match beer down you. My MotM? Well, Artur for the first-half saves, Rickie for some sublime passes and the goal and, beyond a doubt, Jack, who is really looking the part. And, once more, the fantastic away support. Take a bow Bill and the rest. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

1:01am Sun 2 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Yeah. I think the skunts failed to understand the transfer window. It's supposed to be used to strengthen isn't it. So they move on their top goalscorer and then lose to a relegation rival. LMFAO. Cue another song.........Status Quo, Down down deeper and down. Oh and by the way another super performance by the mighty Saints again today. Really pleased that the game changed round with the introduction of Corky. Great player and unsung hero. A true professional, unlike that tw@t Osvaldo.
I can hear their manager singing "Is there a better way..."
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Yeah. I think the skunts failed to understand the transfer window. It's supposed to be used to strengthen isn't it. So they move on their top goalscorer and then lose to a relegation rival. LMFAO. Cue another song.........Status Quo, Down down deeper and down. Oh and by the way another super performance by the mighty Saints again today. Really pleased that the game changed round with the introduction of Corky. Great player and unsung hero. A true professional, unlike that tw@t Osvaldo.[/p][/quote]I can hear their manager singing "Is there a better way..." DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

1:02am Sun 2 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
Me, too. Luckily the crashes here arent' as bad as the one losing to Torquay!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.[/p][/quote]Me, too. Luckily the crashes here arent' as bad as the one losing to Torquay!!! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 3

1:03am Sun 2 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Yeah. I think the skunts failed to understand the transfer window. It's supposed to be used to strengthen isn't it. So they move on their top goalscorer and then lose to a relegation rival. LMFAO. Cue another song.........Status Quo, Down down deeper and down. Oh and by the way another super performance by the mighty Saints again today. Really pleased that the game changed round with the introduction of Corky. Great player and unsung hero. A true professional, unlike that tw@t Osvaldo.
I can hear their manager singing "Is there a better way..."
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Yeah. I think the skunts failed to understand the transfer window. It's supposed to be used to strengthen isn't it. So they move on their top goalscorer and then lose to a relegation rival. LMFAO. Cue another song.........Status Quo, Down down deeper and down. Oh and by the way another super performance by the mighty Saints again today. Really pleased that the game changed round with the introduction of Corky. Great player and unsung hero. A true professional, unlike that tw@t Osvaldo.[/p][/quote]I can hear their manager singing "Is there a better way..." DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

2:16am Sun 2 Feb 14

andoru says...

My Chinese father-in-law went to bed at midnight saying the game wasn't very interesting. I'd told him all about the brilliance of Southampton, only to be let down by a deflated first half performance. This morning I made him sit down and watch the second half on playback so he can learn the truth.

Great second half performance, three clinical goals from the England three and good to see Cork demonstrating his importance as well. Four games undefeated, 8 points above 10th with Villa losing, Newcastle losing above us to close the gap to two points and Man Utd getting beat which is always hilarious. A good Saturday. COYS.
My Chinese father-in-law went to bed at midnight saying the game wasn't very interesting. I'd told him all about the brilliance of Southampton, only to be let down by a deflated first half performance. This morning I made him sit down and watch the second half on playback so he can learn the truth. Great second half performance, three clinical goals from the England three and good to see Cork demonstrating his importance as well. Four games undefeated, 8 points above 10th with Villa losing, Newcastle losing above us to close the gap to two points and Man Utd getting beat which is always hilarious. A good Saturday. COYS. andoru
  • Score: 6

6:11am Sun 2 Feb 14

batesieboy says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.
Like my girlfriend then?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.[/p][/quote]Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.[/p][/quote]Like my girlfriend then? batesieboy
  • Score: 3

9:12am Sun 2 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Just as I thought, MOTD failed to show the second goal in it's entirety!
They just showed the move up the right yet failed to show that the move had started with a foray down the left, before being passed back and across the pitch, to the bit they showed.

Had it been Citeh, Arsenal etc they'd have shown it all and called it the best team goal of the season, whilst praising the team's patience etc, etc, etc.
Just as I thought, MOTD failed to show the second goal in it's entirety! They just showed the move up the right yet failed to show that the move had started with a foray down the left, before being passed back and across the pitch, to the bit they showed. Had it been Citeh, Arsenal etc they'd have shown it all and called it the best team goal of the season, whilst praising the team's patience etc, etc, etc. Costa Baz
  • Score: 7

9:34am Sun 2 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

batesieboy wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server?
I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.
Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.
Like my girlfriend then?
I don't know I don't think we have ever met, what does she look like?
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I am struggling to get posts on here tonight is there a problem with the server? I said that this is the first time we have won at Craven Cottage since I was born, 66 years ago.[/p][/quote]Yes, Osprey, it just keeps crashing and saying 'sorry'. Bear with it, it's a bit like the Fulham defence. It'll frustrate you for an hour or so, then it opens up and all in the world is fine.[/p][/quote]Like my girlfriend then?[/p][/quote]I don't know I don't think we have ever met, what does she look like? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

10:18am Sun 2 Feb 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Jack Cork has been playing too well to have been dropped so pleased that MoPo realised this and changed it at half-time, which changed the game, Victor will have to wait his chance.
Team spirit & unity showed again proving it correct to get rid of Osvaldo no matter how good he is (I don't think we saw the best of him but hope he does well at Juventus so we can make a profit on him). Thank you Katharina for not allowing any of our young players to leave. Now is the time to have a look at our next crop of youngsters:- Gallagher, Reed, Isgrove, Taggart etc so MoPo will know where he will need to buy for next season. Possibly only 2 or 3 quality players required now that we have cleared out those surplus to requirements only Jon Forte to go in this loan window.
Saints season is not over yet, plenty to play for to get safe and finish as high as possible and have a go at Sunderland to continue our FA Cup run.
Come on you Saints !!!
Jack Cork has been playing too well to have been dropped so pleased that MoPo realised this and changed it at half-time, which changed the game, Victor will have to wait his chance. Team spirit & unity showed again proving it correct to get rid of Osvaldo no matter how good he is (I don't think we saw the best of him but hope he does well at Juventus so we can make a profit on him). Thank you Katharina for not allowing any of our young players to leave. Now is the time to have a look at our next crop of youngsters:- Gallagher, Reed, Isgrove, Taggart etc so MoPo will know where he will need to buy for next season. Possibly only 2 or 3 quality players required now that we have cleared out those surplus to requirements only Jon Forte to go in this loan window. Saints season is not over yet, plenty to play for to get safe and finish as high as possible and have a go at Sunderland to continue our FA Cup run. Come on you Saints !!! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 5

11:01am Sun 2 Feb 14

the south coast is ours says...

boruc mom first half cork mon second half really enjoyed my trip to london
boruc mom first half cork mon second half really enjoyed my trip to london the south coast is ours
  • Score: 6

11:17am Sun 2 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
Jack Cork has been playing too well to have been dropped so pleased that MoPo realised this and changed it at half-time, which changed the game, Victor will have to wait his chance.
Team spirit & unity showed again proving it correct to get rid of Osvaldo no matter how good he is (I don't think we saw the best of him but hope he does well at Juventus so we can make a profit on him). Thank you Katharina for not allowing any of our young players to leave. Now is the time to have a look at our next crop of youngsters:- Gallagher, Reed, Isgrove, Taggart etc so MoPo will know where he will need to buy for next season. Possibly only 2 or 3 quality players required now that we have cleared out those surplus to requirements only Jon Forte to go in this loan window.
Saints season is not over yet, plenty to play for to get safe and finish as high as possible and have a go at Sunderland to continue our FA Cup run.
Come on you Saints !!!
I don't subscribe to the idea that Jack was dropped. We have a squad and MP's job is to get the best out of it. As he said in his post-match interview, Jack was feeling some fatigue after his mid-week efforts - when he totally bust a gut for the team - and it made sense to hold him back and get Victor some match time. MP wasn't to know that Victor would not have a good game - then again, Artur aside (and perhaps the quiet Rickie & Adam and the solid Steven & Callum), the team was far from its fluid best in the first half, and several players could have been replaced at the interval.

Holding Jack in reserve meant that, when he came on, he was able to totally dominate a tiring Fulham midfield. I'd say it was a master stroke from MP, along with his decision to switch the front line about, by dropping Rickie a bit deeper where he played a blinder.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Jack Cork has been playing too well to have been dropped so pleased that MoPo realised this and changed it at half-time, which changed the game, Victor will have to wait his chance. Team spirit & unity showed again proving it correct to get rid of Osvaldo no matter how good he is (I don't think we saw the best of him but hope he does well at Juventus so we can make a profit on him). Thank you Katharina for not allowing any of our young players to leave. Now is the time to have a look at our next crop of youngsters:- Gallagher, Reed, Isgrove, Taggart etc so MoPo will know where he will need to buy for next season. Possibly only 2 or 3 quality players required now that we have cleared out those surplus to requirements only Jon Forte to go in this loan window. Saints season is not over yet, plenty to play for to get safe and finish as high as possible and have a go at Sunderland to continue our FA Cup run. Come on you Saints !!![/p][/quote]I don't subscribe to the idea that Jack was dropped. We have a squad and MP's job is to get the best out of it. As he said in his post-match interview, Jack was feeling some fatigue after his mid-week efforts - when he totally bust a gut for the team - and it made sense to hold him back and get Victor some match time. MP wasn't to know that Victor would not have a good game - then again, Artur aside (and perhaps the quiet Rickie & Adam and the solid Steven & Callum), the team was far from its fluid best in the first half, and several players could have been replaced at the interval. Holding Jack in reserve meant that, when he came on, he was able to totally dominate a tiring Fulham midfield. I'd say it was a master stroke from MP, along with his decision to switch the front line about, by dropping Rickie a bit deeper where he played a blinder. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 6

11:43am Sun 2 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
NC Fan4Life wrote:
Jack Cork has been playing too well to have been dropped so pleased that MoPo realised this and changed it at half-time, which changed the game, Victor will have to wait his chance.
Team spirit & unity showed again proving it correct to get rid of Osvaldo no matter how good he is (I don't think we saw the best of him but hope he does well at Juventus so we can make a profit on him). Thank you Katharina for not allowing any of our young players to leave. Now is the time to have a look at our next crop of youngsters:- Gallagher, Reed, Isgrove, Taggart etc so MoPo will know where he will need to buy for next season. Possibly only 2 or 3 quality players required now that we have cleared out those surplus to requirements only Jon Forte to go in this loan window.
Saints season is not over yet, plenty to play for to get safe and finish as high as possible and have a go at Sunderland to continue our FA Cup run.
Come on you Saints !!!
I don't subscribe to the idea that Jack was dropped. We have a squad and MP's job is to get the best out of it. As he said in his post-match interview, Jack was feeling some fatigue after his mid-week efforts - when he totally bust a gut for the team - and it made sense to hold him back and get Victor some match time. MP wasn't to know that Victor would not have a good game - then again, Artur aside (and perhaps the quiet Rickie & Adam and the solid Steven & Callum), the team was far from its fluid best in the first half, and several players could have been replaced at the interval.

Holding Jack in reserve meant that, when he came on, he was able to totally dominate a tiring Fulham midfield. I'd say it was a master stroke from MP, along with his decision to switch the front line about, by dropping Rickie a bit deeper where he played a blinder.
totally agree. if Big Vic doesn't get any game time he will be as rusty as he was yesterday and the whole team will suffer. its a great feeling knowing that we have 3 top quality central midfielders to pick from, and then JWP and S. Davies to play just in front.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Jack Cork has been playing too well to have been dropped so pleased that MoPo realised this and changed it at half-time, which changed the game, Victor will have to wait his chance. Team spirit & unity showed again proving it correct to get rid of Osvaldo no matter how good he is (I don't think we saw the best of him but hope he does well at Juventus so we can make a profit on him). Thank you Katharina for not allowing any of our young players to leave. Now is the time to have a look at our next crop of youngsters:- Gallagher, Reed, Isgrove, Taggart etc so MoPo will know where he will need to buy for next season. Possibly only 2 or 3 quality players required now that we have cleared out those surplus to requirements only Jon Forte to go in this loan window. Saints season is not over yet, plenty to play for to get safe and finish as high as possible and have a go at Sunderland to continue our FA Cup run. Come on you Saints !!![/p][/quote]I don't subscribe to the idea that Jack was dropped. We have a squad and MP's job is to get the best out of it. As he said in his post-match interview, Jack was feeling some fatigue after his mid-week efforts - when he totally bust a gut for the team - and it made sense to hold him back and get Victor some match time. MP wasn't to know that Victor would not have a good game - then again, Artur aside (and perhaps the quiet Rickie & Adam and the solid Steven & Callum), the team was far from its fluid best in the first half, and several players could have been replaced at the interval. Holding Jack in reserve meant that, when he came on, he was able to totally dominate a tiring Fulham midfield. I'd say it was a master stroke from MP, along with his decision to switch the front line about, by dropping Rickie a bit deeper where he played a blinder.[/p][/quote]totally agree. if Big Vic doesn't get any game time he will be as rusty as he was yesterday and the whole team will suffer. its a great feeling knowing that we have 3 top quality central midfielders to pick from, and then JWP and S. Davies to play just in front. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 5

2:43pm Sun 2 Feb 14

NC Fan4Life says...

I accept the point about the Jack Cork/Victor Wanyama both of you have made (Strasbourg Saint & el cacaballo santos) and making full use of the squad. However I still think that if a player has been playing well in a position then the returning player should wait and earn a place back in the side. Normally Victor should have started on the bench and brought on for an injury / failing midfielder or tactical change. Jack coming on in the second half did work well for us as it happened, but this was more luck than judgement as we could easily have been loosing by then if Artur hadn't kept us in the game.
Great to be debating positive stuff !!
I accept the point about the Jack Cork/Victor Wanyama both of you have made (Strasbourg Saint & el cacaballo santos) and making full use of the squad. However I still think that if a player has been playing well in a position then the returning player should wait and earn a place back in the side. Normally Victor should have started on the bench and brought on for an injury / failing midfielder or tactical change. Jack coming on in the second half did work well for us as it happened, but this was more luck than judgement as we could easily have been loosing by then if Artur hadn't kept us in the game. Great to be debating positive stuff !! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Sun 2 Feb 14

The Inbetweener says...

Good day out in London yesterday, the lads did us proud. Artur kept us in the game in the first half and then 3 absolute top notch goals in the second half - Roy should have been impressed. If anybody watched Andy Carroll's performance for WetSpam yesterday they can't possibly think he is a better pick for England than SRL - 100th league goal - superb combined with two assists for Adam and J-Rod's goals. Kammy on Goals on Sunday said SRL's pass for J-Rod's goal was the pass of the day - absolutely sublime.
Can't agree with Baddesley Bill's song choice - surely song of the day had to be "The're off to Brazil, the're off to Brazil, Southampton are off to Brazil - surely Roy could take the Saints team with him - certainly aren't any English players at Arsenal - lets switch the telly on to watch the opposition in Brazil!!!
Another 3 points at SMS against Stoke next week to keep on catching Newcastle and Manure - they must know we are coming to get them.
COYR
Good day out in London yesterday, the lads did us proud. Artur kept us in the game in the first half and then 3 absolute top notch goals in the second half - Roy should have been impressed. If anybody watched Andy Carroll's performance for WetSpam yesterday they can't possibly think he is a better pick for England than SRL - 100th league goal - superb combined with two assists for Adam and J-Rod's goals. Kammy on Goals on Sunday said SRL's pass for J-Rod's goal was the pass of the day - absolutely sublime. Can't agree with Baddesley Bill's song choice - surely song of the day had to be "The're off to Brazil, the're off to Brazil, Southampton are off to Brazil - surely Roy could take the Saints team with him - certainly aren't any English players at Arsenal - lets switch the telly on to watch the opposition in Brazil!!! Another 3 points at SMS against Stoke next week to keep on catching Newcastle and Manure - they must know we are coming to get them. COYR The Inbetweener
  • Score: 4

8:32pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
I accept the point about the Jack Cork/Victor Wanyama both of you have made (Strasbourg Saint & el cacaballo santos) and making full use of the squad. However I still think that if a player has been playing well in a position then the returning player should wait and earn a place back in the side. Normally Victor should have started on the bench and brought on for an injury / failing midfielder or tactical change. Jack coming on in the second half did work well for us as it happened, but this was more luck than judgement as we could easily have been loosing by then if Artur hadn't kept us in the game.
Great to be debating positive stuff !!
Yes, it's an interesting (and positive) debate. Truth is, I would also have started with Jack. The thing is, we're not very well placed to know what is best. In fairness, no one is - not even the manager - because they can only pick what they believe will be the best players for the job and then watch what unfolds. I think it was Strachan who said something like 'I'm great at picking the players who played well last week but wish I was better at picking the ones who will play well this week.'

Anyway, what MP knows (and we don't) is what he can potentially get out of his players, and if Jack was knackered after running his heart out midweek, I can see why he went with Victor.

Note how rusty Yos was, having not played much. People started (and still are) writing him off. Now he's had some game time, he looks a lot better - same applies to Victor, I guess.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: I accept the point about the Jack Cork/Victor Wanyama both of you have made (Strasbourg Saint & el cacaballo santos) and making full use of the squad. However I still think that if a player has been playing well in a position then the returning player should wait and earn a place back in the side. Normally Victor should have started on the bench and brought on for an injury / failing midfielder or tactical change. Jack coming on in the second half did work well for us as it happened, but this was more luck than judgement as we could easily have been loosing by then if Artur hadn't kept us in the game. Great to be debating positive stuff !![/p][/quote]Yes, it's an interesting (and positive) debate. Truth is, I would also have started with Jack. The thing is, we're not very well placed to know what is best. In fairness, no one is - not even the manager - because they can only pick what they believe will be the best players for the job and then watch what unfolds. I think it was Strachan who said something like 'I'm great at picking the players who played well last week but wish I was better at picking the ones who will play well this week.' Anyway, what MP knows (and we don't) is what he can potentially get out of his players, and if Jack was knackered after running his heart out midweek, I can see why he went with Victor. Note how rusty Yos was, having not played much. People started (and still are) writing him off. Now he's had some game time, he looks a lot better - same applies to Victor, I guess. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

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