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November 6, 2018

Watch StatsBomb Become Horrified By Fulham

By Mike Goodman

Below is a very lightly edited conversation as some of us here at StatsBomb HQ watched the growing Fulham disaster and speculated about their future management. The horror. The horror.

There is a serious conversation to be had about what a team in Fulham’s situation should do. Should the side cut bait and bring in a survival specialist in an attempt to survive at all costs? Should they stay true to the plan, trust that even if your relegated you’ll be back (and you’ll somehow afford to pay all those Premier League salaries with Championship revenue)? The question of how much to deviate from the plan when the specter of relegation looms is a complicated one. It’s especially complicated for a squad like Fulham which has been constructed with a style of play, and philosophical aim that differs from the typical bottom dwelling Premier League side.

To be absolutely clear, this is not that conversation. This conversation is a bunch of people being blown away by how absolutely terrible Fulham appeared to be (they managed a grand total of seven shots against Huddersfield despite trailing for the last hour of the match), and then randomly remembering a whole bunch of managers who are currently unemployed. Enjoy!

 

nikos
This has to be it for Jokanovic, right?

Grace Robertson
First time I’ve watched them in a bit. Absolutely terrible.

Michael Goodman
This is brutal

Ted Knutson
yeah, he’s gotta go

Euan Dewar
please show up at Hasenhüttl’s door with infinite money.
Dont even care about fit, I just want the opportunity to watch that madness in the flesh

Michael Goodman
Jardim is still just randomly sitting out there right?

Euan Dewar
yup
Useful for finding available managers: https://www.transfermarkt.com/trainer/verfuegbaretrainer/statistik
transfermarkt.com

Although I will be saying Hasenhüttl for every available job until he inevitably gets the Leverkusen gig

nikos
Montella!

Michael Goodman
This is really great for reminding me of mediocre managers who I haven’t thought of in years.
Pepe Mel!

nikos
Possibly the worst PL manager in recent years.

Michael Goodman
Di Canio is also on the list

nikos
Oh shit, Di Matteo hasn’t had a job in 2 years.

Euan Dewar
wow, Villa feels so much closer than that

Michael Goodman
Speaking of Villa It seems unfair for Steve Bruce to be unemployed since he’ll have to wait for Sam to get hired before anybody calls him

nikos
Quique Sanchez Flores seems like a good choice.

Michael Goodman
I was just thinking that actually.
David Moyes, also currently unemployed!

nikos
David Moyes is always employed _in my heart_

Euan Dewar
uh oh, Stam is hovering

Ted Knutson
Mike, can we package this as content?
it’s good stuff

Michael Goodman
A brief discussion of who should take over Fulham? Sure.

 

And voila, we have content. I hope you enjoyed being reminded that Pepe Mel exists.

Article by Mike Goodman