Of all the teams represented in the Football Transfer Tavern so far this season, there is one team represented far fewer than any other and that is Fulham!
In truth, there is just one sole survivor of the Cottagers’ quite terrible start to life outside the Premier League following relegation last term and that is ‘Rickmansworth Rhys’ who visits the bar every Saturday afternoon, only to exit at twenty to five cursing several expletives!
The once sturdy Premier League outfit under the likes of Mark Hughes and Roy Hodgson now finds itself rock bottom of the Championship, win-less in seven and achieving just one point so far – against Cardiff City at home on August 30th.
Yesterday, the Craven Cottage-based outfit finally sacked the tyrannical Felix Magath (pictured) whose anything but softly softly approach clearly didn’t work on his players.
The once Bayern Munich boss’ reputation is now in tatters after struggling to overcome the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County in England’s second tier.
So now the search for Magath’s successor begins for real but the Cottagers could look closer to home than the likes of Paul Ince, Paolo Di Canio and Danny Murphy who has expressed a desire to return to West London.
Yes; Hammersmith’s finest pop music export Example, otherwise known as Elliot Gleave, is ACTUALLY in the running to take over the Whites’ job.
With William Hill you can get him at a price of 500/1 at present. We reckon he could be just the ‘kickstart’ Fulham need to save their dire season.
You could imagine his first press conference now. We reckon it would read something like this: “It was a massive shame to exit the Premier League but ‘we’ll be coming back’ for you one day.
“Magath was an absolute ‘natural disaster’, I’m going to need all of the Hammy End to ‘stay with me’ through these difficult days. Of course the loan window is open but I’ll be hoping for another ‘midnight run’ on deadline day in January.”
Ok, that’s an end to the terrible puns!