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Fulham - Europe; A Blessing? Really?

I'm not going to start up another debate about how the Europa League is affecting our beloved Fulham's performances, or how it's ruining the players fitness levels, but, I am going to have one last dig at this supposed 'bonus' to our season.

I'm all for continental competitions, to give clubs that little extra spice throughout the season, however, I am looking from the fans perspective. Not all fans, I realise, but, at a bare minimum, me!

Saturday, 3 o'clock. That sacred time. When we all stood as one in the stands, anticipating another 3 points to drive us up the most holy of leagues.

Perhaps I'm just being traditional, but, I miss those times. It's not as if those games aren't there any more, and it's not as if I can't feel that buzz any more, but, it's becoming ever more difficult.

Saturday afternoons made it easy for me. A long trip up to London, meet the family again, have a cup of tea, head off to Putney, cross the bridge, stroll through the park, get conned on an over-advertised match programme and buy a hot dog.

I can't say I've done that in quite a while now, and, as a football fan as a whole, it's becoming embarrassing for me to turn to friends and say I haven't been to a match in so long.

And, it's all Europe's fault. Well, Europe and TV.

As a teenager, Sunday's are an impossible day to get to a match, unless it's Pompey away, and that game has already passed. Obviously, Europe is not having the same affect on everyone, in fact, Sundays may be good for a few of you, but, overall, it just doesn't give off that same vibe. Fulham is a football club based on tradition and history, and it seems for one season at least, we are going to lose part of it.


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Writer: KBFulham Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 22 2009

Time: 4:54PM

Your Comments

this is just a sign of the times im afraid sky tv and all that
truth sayer ffc
Even out of Europe you barely play Saturday 3pm, there's usually 4 or 5 games at most. And Evertons only two league wins have come after European games so it ain't all bad!
EvertonMike
Playing on a Sunday sucks ass. Unless you've got your feet up watching a game between 2 decent sides on Sky.
Big Stu
sundays are bad for me, as i'm usually on a football pitch myself and can't watch the game... but i love that we're in europe... i'm proud of our accomplishments...
woodysweats
To compete in Europe, or even to remain in the top half of the League table, you have to sign talented players, and I don't get the sense that Mo is willing to splash the cash needed to solidfy our position. It seems that scraping by is the order of the day. I understand a club of our size needs to be fiscally responsible, but Greening and Riise (combined) are no substitute for someone like Tuncay Sanli, and David Elm is likely no substitute for someone like Obafemi Martins (though we haven't seen Elm play, yet). These were players that were available that we could've gone after that could've made a huge difference. Sadly, we seem to be on course for a grind it out, hope to avoid relegation kind of season.
Teddy_KGB
 

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