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  Playoffs will be a nightmare
Posted by: woody - 7 hours ago - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (5)

So many sides coming into form late season could get a team like Cardiff sneak in there on a run of late wins think these need to be avoided at all cost ( unless we’re at Wembley again obviously )

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  Happy Birthday Mo..
Posted by: Patrick - 27-01-2020, 09:39 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (7)

91 years young...

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  Stop talking about sport "or cricket" in the office
Posted by: Peabody Raver - 27-01-2020, 02:52 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (6)

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business512...aQKvVEKc0G


Chat about football or cricket in the workplace should be curtailed, a management body has warned.

Chartered Management Institute head Ann Francke said sports banter can exclude women and lead to laddish behaviour such as chat about sexual conquests.

"A lot of women, in particular, feel left out," she told the BBC's Today programme.

"They don't follow those sports and they don't like either being forced to talk about them or not being included."

"I have nothing against sports enthusiasts or cricket fans - that's great," she said.

"But the issue is many people aren't cricket fans," she added, arguing bosses should crack down on sports banter.

Ms Francke is concerned that discussing football and, for example, the merits of video assistant refereeing (VAR) can disproportionately exclude women and divide offices.

"It's a gateway to more laddish behaviour and - if it just goes unchecked - it's a signal of a more laddish culture," she said

"It's very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend."

'Terrible idea'

Nevertheless, Ms Francke does not think sports chatter should be banned, just moderated.

She said that good managers should be inclusive and ensure that everyone in their team feels comfortable.

But sports journalist Jacqui Oatley thinks cracking down on sports chatter would be a "terrible idea".

"If you ban football chat or banter of any description, then all you're going to do is alienate the people who actually want to communicate with each other," she told the Today programme.

"It would be so, so negative to tell people not to talk about sport because girls don't like it or women don't like it, that's far more divisive."

She said the secret was to discuss sport in an inclusive way and to notice if people were blankly "staring into space" during the conversation.

What next?

And the majority of people responding to a LinkedIn post from the BBC appear to agree with Ms Oatley.

Office manager Debra Smyth worries that other topics such as Love Island, EastEnders and Game of Thrones could also be censored if sport chatter is banned.

"I personally think companies should not dictate what people talk about, as not talking about it will alienate those with similar interests," she said.

"Where would it end? Banning people with children talking about them so as not to alienate people without children. Certainly not!"

Recruiter Peter Ferguson said: "I have seen managers and staff build a more direct bond over a shared love of sport which has excluded those who don't share that interest.

"The answer is not to ban the conversation, it is to ensure managers and staff are trained to understand that those shared interests should not get in the way of management decisions or working collaboratively."

"It would be so, so negative to tell people not to talk about sport because girls don't like it or women don't like it, that's far more divisive."

She said the secret was to discuss sport in an inclusive way and to notice if people were blankly "staring into space" during the conversation.

What next?

And the majority of people responding to a LinkedIn post from the BBC appear to agree with Ms Oatley.

Office manager Debra Smyth worries that other topics such as Love Island, EastEnders and Game of Thrones could also be censored if sport chatter is banned.

"I personally think companies should not dictate what people talk about, as not talking about it will alienate those with similar interests," she said.

"Where would it end? Banning people with children talking about them so as not to alienate people without children. Certainly not!"

Recruiter Peter Ferguson said: "I have seen managers and staff build a more direct bond over a shared love of sport which has excluded those who don't share that interest.

"The answer is not to ban the conversation, it is to ensure managers and staff are trained to understand that those shared interests should not get in the way of management decisions or working collaboratively."

"It's a gateway to more laddish behaviour and - if it just goes unchecked - it's a signal of a more laddish culture," she said

"It's very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend."

'Terrible idea'

Nevertheless, Ms Francke does not think sports chatter should be banned, just moderated.

She said that good managers should be inclusive and ensure that everyone in their team feels comfortable.

But sports journalist Jacqui Oatley thinks cracking down on sports chatter would be a "terrible idea".

"If you ban football chat or banter of any description, then all you're going to do is alienate the people who actually want to communicate with each other," she told the Today programme.

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  FULHAM FANZONE ON FB
Posted by: Tony Mac - 27-01-2020, 02:12 AM - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (3)

anyone ever go on there ? I just got blocked and banned for having a different opinion to the bloke that moderates it.
Cut from the same mold as the FOF mob

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  Nice one Ream.....
Posted by: Reznor - 26-01-2020, 02:29 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (26)

That is about the most stupid thing you could do against City away. Let them score instead. Going down to 10 away in the opening minutes against a team of their ability is just dumb. What a way to fuck up the day for the travelling fans 6 minutes into the game.

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  A beauty from Woodrow
Posted by: rebel - 25-01-2020, 07:33 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - No Replies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51208486

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  7 league games in February
Posted by: Elvis - 25-01-2020, 02:24 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (6)

The matches come thick and fast in the shortest month.

This is period that will determine whether we are going to be in the running this season.

Top 2 by Feb 29th?!?

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  God squad: footballing priests take to the pitch
Posted by: rebel - 25-01-2020, 12:06 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - No Replies

I wonder if they will use VAR!! 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/...-mpnbkmk0t

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  Some Cardiff fans not happy - sour grapes
Posted by: rebel - 25-01-2020, 11:10 AM - Forum: Fulham and Football - No Replies

Clearly long ball didn't suit his style. The 'snake' references, must be his 'snakey, mazey' runs past the opposition.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/snake-...confirmed/

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  Bobby Reid signs for Fulham full time in £10m transfer from Cardiff City
Posted by: rebel - 24-01-2020, 07:12 PM - Forum: Fulham and Football - Replies (3)

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/foot...y-17628913

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