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  The Current Magazine – Issue 124
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 Cottage Walls
What is going on at Fulham Football Club?

 FFC’s Stadium Plans
The Club intends to increase capacity to 30,000

  An intro to the site
It does what it says on the tin

 FFC on YouTube
   A round-up of our Roy-inspired Great Escape

  Nostalgia Corner
   FA Cup Semi Final v Birmingham City
      Hillsborough 1975
   ‘Minder’ – Terry McCann Fulham Fan

 Fulham Supporters’ trust 
The Fans’ Champions!

 That naughty Rob Scott
Not as angelic as he appears

 Following the Fulham 
– A tribute to Peter Thomson

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  Cliffie Dean 
The first of our features to some of the unsung 
heroes of long-suffering Fulham Followers

  Jol joins in June
Jol Holland, can he swing like his namesake Jools?

  Mark Hughes RIP!
A very brief encounter!

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11 Years and counting!

  The Cottage Story
A history of pain
  The Cottage 

  One Night in May
A story of the trek to the Final, one of thousands!

  Ken Coton
Phenomenal Photographer and he’s Fulham
 through and through

  Ashwater Press
They publish Fulham Books for true fans

 An Ashwater announcement
Upcoming titles and  more news

  The Traveller
Alex Ferguson –  sadly missed

  Fulham Supporters’ trust 
Tom Greatrex interviewed

Still holds the record – Gordon Davies

  Fulham Faces
STOP PRESS, Cliffie Dean spotted!

  Fulham Web-Fallout
Like the mag – but on the web; send your stories!

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Well, it’s only 10 days before we kick-off the new season
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Unbeaten in six pre-season friendlies so far, won four, drawn two, not too bad but obviously no pointer to form in the real world but at least confidence  and team-spirit benefit from decent results before it all kicks off with a vengance. It’s also good to see some new names on the pitch and scoring goals too!
And so far so good as far as Martin Jol keeping last season’s team together. Losing our skipper was a shame but I reckon he deserved a move of his choice to see his career out. Let’s be honest. his old legs sometimes saw him overwhelmed last season and at times this caused us problems, however he still gave us more benefits than the odd deficit but the writing was all too obviously on the wall. I’m sure we all wish him good luck at Blackburn, he’s exactly what they need for their Championship fight. 
The same goes for AJ who had a bit of a mixed term at Fulham, we all loved his commitment and busy approach but we never really saw the best of him and once his partnership with Zamora was broken up it was seemed obvious that he would move on and he’l get a chance to play alongside Zamora again! 
The big Russian will not be missed, after the excitement of his early success he settled down to be something of a makeweight really, Rodallega will be a more than adequate alternative upfront methinks
Moussa and Clint have not moved on as yet, best not to be too complacent yet as there are still nearly six weeks before the window closes on August 31 at 23:00 BST. On the bright side we have apparently signed a France under 16 starlet called, wait for it………Moussa Dembélé, or maybe David Lloyd was pulling my leg!
It’s also good to see the Academy youngsters making waves in the pre-season friendlies, Mesca Na Bagna looking particularly promising and young Trotta will surely continue to progress now he’s in the squad.

Here’s a mini-roundup of transfer activity:
Hugo Rodallega (Wigan, free), Mladen Petric (Hamburg, free), George Williams (MK Dons, free), Sascha Riether (Cologne, loan).

Andrew Johnson (QPR, free), Danny Murphy (Blackburn, free), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading, free), Bjorn Helge Riise (released), Orlando Sa (released).

It’s all suddenly gone very quiet on the Lukaku situation so who knows how that will turn out, the following piece was doing the rounds a fortnight ago:

Fulham are considering a deal to take Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan. Talks between the clubs are understood to be ongoing for the player that cost Chelsea £18million last summer.

Martin Jol has sanctioned a move for the Belgian teenager after Chelsea made it clear they were looking to offload, either on loan or permanent deals, some of the fringe players of their first-team squad.

Heading to the Cottage? Romelu Lukaku is wanted by Fulham on loan
According to Goal.com Chelsea have no problem in allowing the 19-year-old to move to Craven Cottage as long as he is guaranteed the opportunity to play more games than he would at Stamford Bridge.Lukaku has spoken of his frustration at the lack of first-team chances during a disappointing debut season at Chelsea following his £18 million transfer last summer from Anderlecht.
He said he was 'really angry' that he started only a single Premier League match and claimed that he was treated poorly by former manager Andre Villas-Boas.

On the move: Chelsea's Lukaka could be heading out of the Bridge
Despite the departures of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou this summer and Nicolas Anelka in January, Lukaku remains a long way behind Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order.
Chelsea and Fulham have now agreed the basic terms of a loan deal, which would be broadly similar to Gael Kakuta’s spell at Craven Cottage in the second half of the 2010-11 season, when the young Frenchman’s wages were equally shared between the two clubs.   
If the deal is completed, Lukaku will become Fulham’s third forward signing of the transfer window.
The west Londoners have already signed Mladen Petric and Hugo Rodallega on free trasnsfers, from Hamburg and Wigan respectively, but sold Andy Johnson to QPR and lost out to Reading in their bid to sign Russian Pavel Pogrebnyak, their loan star of last season.
‘in the meantime, up the road, Mister Ambition’ in Shepherds Bush is once again buying all and sundry  and they are looking all the more like a Fulham ‘B’ Team, I wonder if this new batch of incomers will play more like a team than last season’s incomers.

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A rave from the grave
The Editor interviewed by Adrian Chiles on the radio about Mo not long after he bought the club, be patient it follows a Fulham including Besty’s red card at Southampton voiced in a dreadful parody of a 1930s commentator 

Garbage from the Media:
Fulham face a similar fight to prevent an exodus of their top talent. Dembélé is highly sought-after but Martin Jol warned "he would be very expensive"* and said he hopes the player will remain at Craven Cottage next season.
"He needs one more year with me and then he will be one of the best players in the Premier League," said Jol, who is equally eager to hang on to Clint Dempsey*. "The chairman says we don't want to sell and we don't have to sell so we are in a healthy position."
Hmm, that all sounds a bit familiar!
* Torres =£50m, Carroll =£35m. ergo, sums in excess of £100m please!


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