UK time is: 05:06:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cookie talks!

Coleman has told the press today about his envy of the amount Fulham have spent in the last 12-months and looks back on what he managed for us.

Despite keeping Fulham in the top flight during his reign whilst losing such players as big Ed, Saha and Finnan he was sacked before the end of last season.

Coleman admits seeing Fulham in its corrent position is hard for him to take.

'It will be a shame if Fulham are relegated and I hope it won't happen,' said Coleman, who has been in charge of Championship club Coventry City since February.

'But it doesn't look great. I was there from the very start under Al Fayed and helped get us to the Premier League and I know how much work it took to get there.

'My first job as manager from the chairman was to slash 5m off the wage bill.

'We lost Finnan and it was like a revolving door while trying to stay in the league.

'Every year we lost one of our best players and we didn't invest all the money back into that position. We had to spread it and it was a tough job.

'But last summer they spent 20m and of course as the ex-manager I have to be disappointed with that because I wish I had that.

'I was thinking 'if only I had had that money'.

'In four years as the manager I think I spent 26m but we sold as much, and since then they've spent over 30m - so they have spent more in a year than I did in four years.'

On our Championship future Coleman remarked,

'Teams do bounce back up but it is not easy because this is a tough, tough league it really is,' he added.

'Fulham are going to come down with a lot of money to spend in this league but it doesn't guarantee they are going to go back up, it really doesn't.

'The Premier League is different, there are three mini-leagues - but anyone can beat anyone in the Championship.

I am one of the first to admit the sacking of Cookie was the right choice and it was time for him and the club to part ways. However I think the club could of handed the whole thing a little better.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: orange_emu Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 25 2008

Time: 10:16AM

Your Comments

Yeah! But then again its nothing new to hear that, i think he's been reading this and thought "Yeah that old tight fisted ********!"
Backslash2010
Good to see that he's not bitter.
Fan of Blues
just a little twisted perhaps!
merlin
BUT JOSE LIKED HIM SO HE'LL DO FOR ME!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Magath on Smith Red Card (Sunday September 14 2014)

Has Time Run Out for Felix? (Sunday September 14 2014)

Fulham Send for Grant Holt? (Sunday September 14 2014)

Reading 3 Fulham 0 (Saturday September 13 2014)

Stats: Reading v Fulham (Saturday September 13 2014)

Reading v Fulham - Team-Sheets (Saturday September 13 2014)

In Magath We Trust? (Saturday September 13 2014)

Into the Record Books (Friday September 12 2014)

Reading v Fulham Team News (Friday September 12 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Ipswich 2 - 1 Fulham
Derby County 5 - 1 Fulham
Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves
Fulham 0 - 1 Millwall
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Rotherham 6 2 1 3 -3 7
19. Leeds Utd 6 2 1 3 -5 7
20. Birmingham 6 1 3 2 -5 6
21. Huddersfield 6 1 1 4 -8 4
22. Bolton 6 0 2 4 -6 2
23. Blackpool 6 0 1 5 -6 1
24. Fulham 6 0 1 5 -10 1

Breaking League News

Duo Set To Sign
Bolton : 14/09/2014 21:00:00
Mick McCarthy Delighted With Town Triumph
Ipswich : 14/09/2014 20:00:00
RUFC - Jordan Glad To Be Off The Mark
Rotherham : 14/09/2014 19:53:00
Brentford 3 Brighton 2 (Report)
Brighton : 14/09/2014 18:50:00
What The Bosses Said - Blackburn Rovers 3 Latics 1
Wigan : 14/09/2014 18:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Reading?
Suggested By:  putney
Kiraly 15%
Burn 0%
Bodurov 14%
Vosser 0%
Kavanagh 0%
Parker 0%
Hoogland 0%
Hyndman 0%
David 0%
McCormack 14%
Smith 57%
Christensen 0%
Roberts 0%
Zvertic 0%