Martin Jol

Bryan Ruiz’s time at Fulham set to be full of collective regret 3

The Mirror reported yesterday that Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz is a transfer-target for La Liga side Real Betis, and there seems to be a general sense of acceptance that the Costa Rican will be leaving Craven Cottage imminently. What a shame. Although Ruiz hasn’t had the best time in England, and his move to the Premier(…)

More on Meulensteen, Jol, and the increasingly bizarre situation at Fulham

More on Meulensteen, Jol, and the increasingly bizarre situation at Fulham 0

This isn’t a new topic, so I won’t linger on it too much - but just an additional couple of thoughts on the Rene Meulensteen/Martin Jol situation at Fulham. I wrote last week about how alarming it was to hear - via Adel Taarabt - of the differences in Fulham training before and after Meulensteen’s(…)

Judging the candidates to replace Martin Jol at Fulham

Judging the candidates to replace Martin Jol at Fulham 0

Ben Weeks discusses the candidates to take over the inevitable upcoming vacancy at Fulham… It seems inevitable now, really, that Fulham will be under a new manager at some point in the new future. The trickle of doubters that has been growing slowly since last summer has broken the dam and become a full on(…)

Plotting a plan of action at Fulham

Plotting a plan of action at Fulham 8

Realistically, and having given it about an hour’s thought this morning, I can’t think of one reason why Martin Jol’s tenure at Fulham should continue beyond…now. Give him more time? Why - to satisfy the PFA? To stop Gordon Taylor making his generic comment about modern football chairmen judging their managers prematurely? No, life at(…)

Fulham and Martin Jol reach Monday night tipping-point

Fulham and Martin Jol reach Monday night tipping-point 0

An interesting night for Fulham. While Martin Jol’s side recorded a long-overdue victory against Stoke two weeks ago, there was little about that game which would have convinced anyone that the Dutchman is any more secure in his job. Fulham were frail, and Fulham still didn’t add-up to the sum of their parts. Crystal Palace(…)

A parting of ways would work for everyone at Fulham

A parting of ways would work for everyone at Fulham 2

Shahid Khan is almost certainly already thinking about replacing Martin Jol, and the chances of Fulham’s manager making it through until Christmas are very remote indeed. From afar, Fulham’s loss to Cardiff City at Craven Cottage could well be dismissed as just one of those days, but for anyone who actually watched that game -(…)

Martin Jol galvanising the discontent at Fulham

Martin Jol galvanising the discontent at Fulham 0

Come on, Martin Jol, surely you know better than to say something like this? “I’m a very proud person and I’m used to playing in the top five or even higher. I came here to try and help the club and I would like to help them, make the fans happy. Hopefully I can do(…)

Clock starting to tick on Martin Jol at Fulham

Clock starting to tick on Martin Jol at Fulham 1

The season may only be three games old, but there is already significant discontent brewing over Fulham’s start to the season - with good reason too, this team is not currently adding-up to the sum of its parts. Martin Jol is a good manager, and for a team of a certain size in a specific(…)

Weekend sub-plot: Fulham’s left-hand side against Arsenal

Weekend sub-plot: Fulham’s left-hand side against Arsenal 2

Fulham were ok at Sunderland last weekend, they invited a lot of pressure and gave-up a lot of shots on their goal, and had Maarten Stekelenburg not been as good as he was, Martin Jol’s side probably wouldn’t have taken three points back from the North-East. Tomorrow is a different type of test for them(…)

Liking the look of Fulham for next season, but preaching the need for more depth

Liking the look of Fulham for next season, but preaching the need for more depth 1

Fulham have been one of the first English sides to make significant moves in the transfer markets, and Martin Jol’s addition of Derek Boateng and Fernando Amorebieta represents a significant strengthening in two key areas of his side. It’s early, and the club will presumably be looking to do more business before the start of(…)

A bit of a moan about Fulham…

A bit of a moan about Fulham… 0

I’ve only seen hour-long highlights of Fulham’s game with Reading yesterday, but that was probably a sufficient sample size to say this: their performance was not acceptable. The Premier League is a tough competition, and for a club with Fulham’s size of stadium and resources, avoiding relegation every year is a relative success. But only(…)

Blue-collared Fulham take what they deserve from White Hart Lane

Blue-collared Fulham take what they deserve from White Hart Lane 4

There’s always a negative connotation to grinding out an victory on the road, and there’s usually an implication that the winning side had their share of luck on the way to the three points. Not today though, there was nothing fortuitous about Fulham’s win at White Hart Lane. As usual, the media focus will presumably(…)

What Urby Emanuelson brings to Fulham

What Urby Emanuelson brings to Fulham 0

This transfer was announced some hours ago, so I’m sure plenty of you will have already done your Google scouting - but still, here’s a quick rundown of what he’ll bring to Craven Cottage. First up, Emanuelson is an extremely versatile player, and one who can play in any number of attacking positions - wide(…)

Fulham & Darren Bent: Truth & Lies

Fulham & Darren Bent: Truth & Lies 0

The Mail are trying to make a bit of a story out of Darren Bent possibly going to Fulham, with Paul Dacre’s horrible little rag jumping on some of Martin Jol comments after being asked about potentially signing the forward: ‘You never know, but we have three good strikers in Berbatov, Petric and Kacaniklic. We(…)

« Older Entries