2017 Summer Transfer Window

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by jumpkutz, May 16, 2017.

  1. MicahMan

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    Snipits from Jokanovic's post game interview after facing Wolfsburg
    I don't get this at all. We heard similar frustration from him last year, but I kinda thought he had "won" the debate after his success last season. Given the situation I'm a little surprised he's decided to stick with Fulham since he's clearly bothered by his lack of input. Maybe he's overstating the issue in an attempt to pressure others to make decisions - I can't tell from just reading stuff from the other side of the Atlantic. Regardless, this does not give me a sense of confidence with just a week to go.

    Full interview is here: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/spor...jokanovic-full-transcript-everything-13405066
     
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  2. MicahMan

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    We've got a new striker. Fulham has signed Aboubakar Kamara from SC Amiems - a team that won promotion to League 1 for the first time this season. Someone nicely put together this highlight reel:


    Looks like he's got some pace and a nice goal celebration.

    https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2017/july/31/kamara-signs
     
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  3. Coach K

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    I agree, this is not in line with Slav's attitude, a little moaning about not signing strikers is one thing, but to choose this as your post game talk after a difficult match against Wolfsburg doesn't sit well with me. Its tough, because as a club you want stability and not be at the mercy of your manager, but shit, nothing has spelt stability like J-O-K-A-N-O-V-I-C for us over the last 4 years. So what do you do? If you're Tony Khan, you apologize and pull out the check book. Shad Khan did good business this year, still cracking the top 100 of Forbes list...just invest the money my man. Its coming back 10 fold when Sessegnon and Aluko fire us back into the top flight!

    Cmon you whites....

    Also, dont let Kevin McDonald go, he is literally the exact kind of player you need to battle through the Championships.

    Cmon....
     
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  4. jumpkutz

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    Slav may not be thrilled with the business model, but you can't argue with the results. Until we start trending the other way, I ain't worried about it. He'll leave eventually, let's enjoy it while he's here and willing to put up with it. Do you like everything about your job? Me neither.
     
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  6. MicahMan

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    We've lost Piazon, but we've gotten another young offensive minded player on loan from a major Premier League club: Sheyi Ojo from Liverpool

    He wasn't on loan and didn't play much with the first team last season since he was recovering from a back injury sustained in the Summer of 2016. Hopefully he's fully recovered and ready to go.

    http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2017/august/16/ojo-joins-on-loan
     
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  7. MicahMan

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    I forgot that Ojo played for the England squad that won the U20 World Cup this summer, so he certainly should be ready to go. He came on as a sub in the 54th minute when they were down 1-0 to Italy and helped them score three unanswered goals to win. If he didn't get assists on two of the goals he was at the very least a key player on those two. Here's just about every touch he had in the match with Italy:
     
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  10. jumpkutz

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    There's still quite a bit of time in the window, so we probably aren't done yet, but I don't see how anyone can have any complaints about our business. Keeping most of our team together, especially signing Ryan Sessegnon and extending Tom Cairney, getting Kalas and Piazon back on loan, plus adding these guys, has been huge. The club, and specifically, the Khans, have shown great intent and ambition so far. We may yet still lose Sessegnon, Cairney, Aluko, whoever, but the signal from this owner is this: we're serious about promotion, and we'll spend significant, but not excessive, money to achieve it. Whether or not the players we invest in work out or not, we just can not be anything but optimistic about Shad's investment in the club. The only thing that can upset the apple cart is the Tony Khan/Craig Kline "sabremetrics" model. But I'm still bullish on our club. Just look at some of the other clubs with hellish owners spending NOTHING. You won't be seeing any "KHAN OUT!" signs at the Cottage.
     
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  11. MicahMan

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    Fulham has signed 22 year-old left back Rafa Soares on a season-long loan from FC Porto. Soares has never actually played for Porto's first team, but has been on two previous loans and made numerous appearances for Portugal's international youth teams. He's got a bum ankle so he won't be available until after the September international break. According to Wikipedia (with no attribution) he likes to go by Rafa

    A two year old, but nicely put together highlight reel:
     
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