2 Nov 2014


Fulham Football Club is a professional football club based in Fulham, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Founded in 1879, they play in the English Football League Championship, having been relegated from the Premier League in 2013–14 after 13 consecutive seasons. They were the oldest established football team from London playing in the Premier League. 


The latter spell was associated with former chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed, after the club had climbed up from the fourth tier in the 1990s. Fulham have never won a major honour, although they have reached two major finals. In 1975, as a Second Division team, they contested the FA Cup final for the only time in their history, losing 2–0 to West Ham United. Fulham reached the 2010 Europa League final, which they contested with Atlético Madrid in Hamburg, losing 2–1 after extra time.
They play at Craven Cottage, a ground on the banks of the River Thames in Fulham which has been their home since 1896. Fulham's training ground is located near Motspur Park, where the club's Academy is also situated.

THE OWNER
Shahid "Shad" Khan (born July 18, 1950) is a Pakistani-American billionaire businessman. Beside as owner of Fulham F.C., he is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) and automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate in Urbana, Illinois. As of September 2014, Khan's net worth is over $4.6 billion. He is ranked 122nd in the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and is overall the 349th wealthiest person in the world. He is also the richest person of Pakistani origin.

THE STADIUM
Craven Cottage located in Fulham, London. It has been the home ground of Fulham F.C. since 1896. The ground's current capacity is 25,700, all-seated. Located next to Bishop's Park on the banks of the River Thames, 'Craven Cottage' was originally a royal hunting lodge and has history dating back over 300 years.

THE ACADEMY
The Fulham Academy, recently awarded Category 1 status in the new EPPP guidelines set out by the FA.. As part of their training, young players are guided with the aim to gain a BTEC and NVQ qualification.
The Fulham under 18's are two-time reigning champions of their league but last year also went on to win the National Academy Final beating Blackburn 2-0 with goals from Cauley Woodrow and Ryan Williams. 

THE KITS AND SPONSORS
Fulham FC has a commitment to traditional values that runs right through the Club. It shows in the way our team plays out on the pitch and in the way our fans behave.

THE RIVALRIES
Fulham fans consider their main rivals to be Chelsea. This is a clear local derby as Chelsea's ground, Stamford Bridge, is actually within Fulham. However, it is only recently that the two teams have been competing in the same league.
Fulham consider their secondary rivalries to be with QPR and Brentford. Outside of London, Gillingham are still considered rivals to Fulham hardcore despite the two clubs having played in different divisions for the past eleven years. 


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FULHAM 2013–14

The appointment of Martin Jol as Fulham boss in June 2011 prompted much hope and excitement amongst Whites fans. In his first season at Craven Cottage, Jol guided Fulham to a highly impressive ninth-placed finish. A 12th-placed finish was achieved in 2012/13, although Jol left his role at Fulham after a poor run of form the following season that saw the Whites lose five consecutive BPL matches. Shahid Khan, who took over as chairman in July 2013 sacked Martin Jol as manager on 1 December 2013.

René Meulensteen took charge of First Team duties from Martin Jol on 1st December 2013. Dutchman Meulensteen had originally been appointed as Head Coach on 13th November 2013. However, his time in SW6 would be brief when he departed the Club a few days after Fulham had appointed Felix Magath as First Team Manager on 14th February. 

The Whites were bottom of the table at this time and the German got off to a solid enough start with a draw at West Bromwich Albion in his first game. But results did not pick up in the second tier, with relegation confirmed the following week when Stoke City ran out 4-1 winners at the Britannia Stadium.

2013–14 Barclays Premier League
The 2013–14 season was Fulham's 116th professional season and their 13th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League. Fulham were relegated from the Premier League, finishing in 19th place. They also exited the League Cup in the fourth round and the FA Cup in the fourth round.


Post-season, the media criticised chairman Shahid Khan's decision to sack Meulensteen and appoint the third manager of the season in Felix Magath, with Sky Sports's Jamie Redknapp going as far to say "what did Fulham expect?". The Telegraph that the club was 'no longer well run' as it had been under Al Fayed. 

HOMEBOY'S ERA

" WELCOME HOME ROSS "

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