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Transfer Rater: Ryan Sessegnon to Liverpool, Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea

May 22, 2017 01:37 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to leave Lyon this summer and sign for Atletico Madrid, subject to the Spanish club's...

The key to Premier League promotion? Find a style that works and stick to it

Mar 31, 2017 12:41 AM PDT

Newcastle are a Premier League veteran, and thanks to Rafa Benitez, they're close to a return. Back in September, it seemed as if a wearying and familiar pattern would repeat itself. Garry Monk didn't get off to a good start at Leeds, and with the team in the bottom three of the Championship before a 2-1 win over Blackburn, the vultures were circling. One vulture in particular: According to a number of reports, Monk was to be the latest manager sacked by notoriously impatient owner, Massimo Cellino. Skip forward six months, and Monk is still in situ while Leeds are fourth and looking...

Harry Kane, Tottenham cruise into FA Cup quarterfinals by beating Fulham

Feb 19, 2017 08:59 AM PST

Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Craven Cottage as Tottenham eased through the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-0 win over Fulham on Sunday afternoon. 1. Kane tallies treble as Spurs cruise  Tottenham breezed into the FA Cup quarterfinals having made short work of Fulham. Harry Kane, a prematch doubt to play at Craven Cottage, grabbed a clinically executed hat-trick: his final goal came in the 73rd minute, just as manager Mauricio Pochettino was trying to substitute his captain for the...

Four reasons why Dimitar Berbatov would be welcome in Premier League

Dec 16, 2016 01:30 AM PST

Dimitar Berbatov has a lot to offer the Premier League. After taking a photo with Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov is reportedly training with Manchester United in order to get himself back to full fitness. But will that mean the Bulgaria striker will be trying to earn himself a contract in the Premier League? Here are four reasons why the 35-year-old would be welcome back in the English top flight. A touch of class Technique is something in short supply in England. When you find a player whose touch is so superb that it's worth the entry money in itself,...

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney receives thank-you from young fan

Oct 13, 2016 02:07 AM PDT

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney has revealed that he has received a surprise thank-you note from a young fan despite the club's fairly hit-and-miss start to the season. Cairney shared an image of the note on Twitter, which was sent to him by a young season-ticket holder. The Little things ���� pic.twitter.com/ZBchcFmwxO - Cairney10 (@ThomasCairney) October 12, 2016 The supporter in question also asked his Fulham hero for "advice on bicycle kicks", "how to get the ball"...

Despite adding Premier League talent, Newcastle overawed by Championship

Aug 5, 2016 04:43 PM PDT

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez could only look on as the Tyneside club lost its first match in the 2016-17 Championship season. Football supporters are never more optimistic than before a season's opening match. The end of that first 90 minutes, though, can bring sincere deflation, a biting chill of reality. Thing are never as easy as they seem in midsummer. Matt Smith's goal to give Fulham a 1-0 win issued just such an icy blast for Newcastle United. An estimated 7,000 Newcastle fans had travelled to Craven Cottage, filling the Putney End with a sea of black and white stripes plus plenty of bare chests. They began their...

Edwin van der Sar, 45, set to come out of retirement for VV Noordwijk

Mar 9, 2016 02:06 AM PST

Edwin van der Sar retired in 2011. Former Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has announced that he is set to defy his creaking bones and come out of retirement at the grand old age of 45. Van der Sar's last competitive appearance came for Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final. His next will come in the second tier of the Dutch amateur leagues. Van der Sar (45) gaat bij hoofdklasser Noordwijk keepen https://t.co/DcoCvIEDyP pic.twitter.com/b6h9xeHdsl - AD.nl/sportwereld (@ADSportwereld) March 8, 2016 The...

Fulham and Brentford engage in Twitter spat over goalkeeper loan

Mar 27, 2015 08:53 AM PDT

Richard Lee's loan move started a minor Twitter feud on Thursday. While it's hardly going to go down as one of the great conflicts of our time, Championship rivals Brentford and Fulham became embroiled in a spiky Twitter spat Thursday that ended in a glorious, meme-fuelled victory for the former. The kerfuffle began when Brentford announced the departure of their goalkeeper Richard Lee, who completed a loan move to Fulham on Thursday evening. Crucially, it was the Bees' description of Lee's new club that first riled the social media department over at Craven...

Zesh Rehman: Pahang hold edge over JDT in Malaysia Cup final

Oct 27, 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Zesh Rehman has already won two trophies in Malaysia with Pahang, including the Malaysian FA Cup. Pahang's dominant record this season over Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) could play on the minds of the league champions in Saturday's Malaysia Cup final in Kuala Lumpur, according to Pahang's ex-Fulham defender Zesh Rehman. Rehman is aiming for his third trophy in less than 12 months with defending Malaysia Cup champions Pahang and his seventh in three years in Asia. He's expected to partner fellow import Damion Stewart in central defence, the Jamaican international with whom he played for Queens Park...

Pahang plan to win Malaysia Cup semi to celebrate King's birthday

Oct 15, 2014 05:46 PM PDT

A few days after the euphoria of scoring a goal to help my team Pahang reach the semifinals of the Malaysia Cup, I can reflect on the journey that gives me a chance of winning a third trophy here in less than 12 months. We'll face Kedah in the last four after a 3-2 aggregate victory over PDRM at Shah Alam Stadium. My goal tied things up 1-1 in the second leg before our super-sub Fauzi Roslan came up with a late winner. - Dasey: Ex-QPR defender Damion Stewart in Malaysia Cup semis It was nearly...

Former Fulham star Zesh Rehman: Asia was my destiny, Malaysia is my home

Sep 30, 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Zesh Rehman has already won two trophies in Malaysia, including the Malaysian FA Cup. At the age of 30, Zesh Rehman has already played for more clubs than most would in a lifetime. Currently at Malaysian Super League [MSL] side Pahang FA, the Pakistan international defender chose to return to Southeast Asia in 2010 after spells at Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Bradford (as well as a host of loan clubs) and has never regretted the decision. "When I was first offered a contract to play in Southeast Asia, I hung up the telephone three times before realising it wasn't a prank," Rehman...

Magath and Solskjaer's demise after drinking from poisoned chalices

Sep 19, 2014 02:23 AM PDT

Felix Magath oversaw an incredible decline at Fulham. Felix Magath and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already had something in common. As players, both scored winning goals in European Cup finals: Magath for Hamburg against Juventus in 1983; Solskjaer for Manchester United against Bayern in 1999. Now their managerial ventures in English football share a doomed symmetry. Their exits happened within hours of each other on Thursday night, and shared a common message. Fulham's sacking of Magath and Solskjaer's axeing (though the line of "mutual consent" was trotted...

Felix Magath philosophy behind Fulham's Championship struggles

Sep 4, 2014 12:18 AM PDT

Felix Magath has a fine pedigree, but is learning a harsh lesson at Fulham. Sometimes more is less. Fulham have used more than 50 players in Felix Magath's brief reign and have won only three league games. The club appointed a man with six Bundesliga titles -- split equally between his playing and managerial careers -- to keep them in the Premier League and, as they face their first season in the second tier since 2000-01, they have procured only one point this season (a 1-1 draw with Cardiff coming after four straight league defeats that amounts to their worst start to...

Fulham send fan brilliant letter on wedding day

Aug 9, 2014 10:42 AM PDT

Even though they are now in the Championship, Fulham Football Club still have a top-level sense of humour. Fulham fan Mark Wilby received an unexpected bonus from his beloved club recently when the Cottagers sent him a personal letter to congratulate him and new wife Lisa (a QPR fan) on their wedding day. While wishing the couple luck and happiness, etc., Fulham also made sure to remind Mark of his priorities when it comes to his true loves. Thanks @FulhamFC pic.twitter.com/s8pHGvvvQ9— Mark Wilby (@MWilby) August 9, 2014 Top stuff.

Arsenal youngsters struggling to stake their claim

Jul 23, 2014 05:23 AM PDT

Thomas Eisfeld was tipped for a bright future at Arsenal but ultimately failed to make the breakthrough. After the exciting additions of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, most of the transfer talk around Arsenal has focused on who could be coming in. Little thought has been given to those who might be sold off to make way for new talent. The sale of Thomas Eisfeld to Fulham has subsequently caught many by surprise. - Dall: Sanchez not the answer Many Arsenal fans had high hopes for Eisfeld. He arrived from Borussia Dortmund late in the transfer window of January 2012 with a burgeoning reputation...

Life after Fulham and beyond

May 15, 2014 01:47 PM PDT

Chris David's injury-time stunner ensured Fulham signed off their Premier League presence in style. It all started on July 18th 2010 with a strap line that read, “Where next for the Europa League runners up?” Retrieve those old ESPNSoccernet Fulham pages from the web and you will find both the newly appointed site blogger and our posters bubbling with optimism and positive thoughts for the season ahead. It's true, Fulham FC were between managers at the time. But I took it as a good omen -- and timely boost to my ego -- when the ESPN blog published breaking news that summer of Mark Hughes appointment...

End of season review: Fulham

May 12, 2014 09:55 PM PDT

By any criteria, this season has been disastrous. Relegation is entirely merited due to the worst defence in the top flight -- truly horrific. Roy Hodgson spun a far greater return from inferior players four years ago thanks to rigid tactical discipline and clever man management. Mark Hughes had the good sense not to meddle with that blueprint, until Martin Jol pitched up in 2011 with his own ideas.Star pupil: No merit badges have been issued this year. Silver stars only for the following effort: ...

A Fulham postmortem

May 9, 2014 08:40 AM PDT

After 13 seasons in the Premier League, Fulham will play the 2014-15 season in the Championship.Relegation confirmed after 37 games and a hollow final fixture this Sunday with Crystal Palace that must conjure mixed emotions for the Fulham faithful. The curtain comes down on the Whites' 13-year run in the Premiership against another London side I was convinced would finish the season below Fulham.- Report: Magath vows to stay at FulhamThere is no denying the magnitude of what manager Tony Pulis has achieved with a Palace side Fulham whipped 4-1 last October. It would have required some readjustment...

A Fulham postmortem

May 9, 2014 01:32 AM PDT

Relegation confirmed after 37 games and a hollow final fixture this Sunday with Crystal Palace that must conjure mixed emotions for the Fulham faithful. The curtain comes down on the Whites' 13-year run in the Premiership against another London side I was convinced would finish the season below Fulham.- Report: Magath vows to stay at FulhamThere is no denying the magnitude of what manager Tony Pulis has achieved with a Palace side Fulham whipped 4-1 last October. It would have required some readjustment...

Fulham failed to put up a fight against relegation

May 3, 2014 07:52 PM PDT

Just four years ago I was cradling my ticket to the final of the Europa League. Fulham would take on Atletico Madrid after beating some of the biggest club sides in Europe: Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus and Hamburg. This season the team haven't looked capable of beating an egg. The title for my preview piece ("Cruel Britannia?") before the game was all too prescient. Fulham exit the Premier League after putting up a pitifully weak showing at Stoke City. Our car pool has just returned to London...


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