Fulham is the oldest established professional football league club in London. They are often portrayed as everybody’s second favourite team, thanks to a history which is seen as more quaint than dynamic. But there was no doubting the Cottagers’ popularity as they strode to last season’s UEFA Europa League final, with supporters of rival EPL clubs largely cheering them on.
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Last season’s highlight was Fulham’s amazing run to the final of the Europa League, where they lost agonisingly late in extra-time to La Liga giants Athletico Madrid.
And it will be impossible for Fulham to match that. Not only because the 19-game European run naturally affected their EPL form, which meant they had to win the Europa League to qualify for it again. But also because successful and popular manager Roy Hodgson attracted the attention of other clubs looking for European glory, with Liverpool eventually getting their man.
However, before Fulham fans could contemplate another season-long relegation battle, which was their lot before Hodgson’s arrival, controversial owner Mohamed Fayed splashed his cash in the direction of former Blackburn and Manchester City boss Mark Hughes.
Despite the trials and tribulations of the Welshman’s spell at the EPL’s big-spenders, Hughes is well-remembered for his days at Blackburn, when he took Rovers to the Europa League and made them an established EPL outfit.
Fulham will regard themselves as of similar status and will be looking to Hughes to weave his magic again.
Key to his success will be his ability to keep hold of Fulham’s best players. Fulham had quality throughout their squad and the vast majority of that quality will be plying their trade at Fulham’s characterful Craven Cottage ground again this season.
The likes of Brede Hangeland, Damien Duff, Simon Davies, Zoltan Gera and new England striker Bobby Zamora form the backbone of a potentially successful squad. The Cottage will not be an easy place to come for any EPL side this season. And you can watch every minute played on the banks of London’s River Thames with free-football.tv.
A Brief History
Known fondly by fans as the "Cottagers" of the ‘Whites‘, Fulham play their matches at the Craven Cottage, the club's home since 1896. Major achievements of the club include reaching the FA Cup final in 1975, while on European stage, Fulham qualified for the 2002 UEFA Cup by winning the Intertoto Cup.
One of the oldest clubs in English Football, Fulham was founded in 1879 by the members of the C of E church on Star Road, West Kensington. The club was then known as the Fulham St Andrew's Church Sunday School. The club won its first trophy in 1887 when it lifted the West London Amateur Cup. It went on to win the 1893 West London League in its first ever appearance in the competition. The club name was shortened to Fulham Football Club in 1888 and, in 189, they moved to Craven Cottage before being admitted to the Football League in 1907.
The subsequent history has seen promotions and relegations along with an FA Cup Final in 1975, losing to West Ham United. The pitch at Craven Cottage has been graced by a number of great players including Alan Mullery, Bobby Moore, Rodney Marsh and George Best. However, the dip in the clubs fortunes continued until the mid-nineties when a mini revolution took place and the club was bought by Mohamed Fayed. A number of high profile managerial appointments followed, including Kevin Keegan and Jean Tigana. This produced a sustained rise through the leagues and Fulham have established themselves in the Premier League, qualifying for Europe in the process.
This culminated in a memorable run to the final of the 2010 UEFA Europa League, overcoming holders Shakthar Donetsk, Hamburg and, most famously, Serie A legends Juventus before losing after extra-time to Athletico Madrid.
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