Martin Jol Rues Fulham’s Lack of Financial Resources After Defeat to Cardiff: Nightly Soccer Report
Fulham manager Martin Jol is under pressure at Craven Cottage after supporters again chanted “Jol out,” this time on Saturday after the Cottagers lost to Cardiff City.
Jol didn’t mince his words regarding the criticism:
“I can’t criticize them. They pay their money to watch us and express their feelings. I could easily say ‘bugger off’, but I won’t do that. I can understand the criticism, but they should realize that we are 20th in the table in spending money.”
During the summer transfer window, Fulham brought in seven new players, spending a total of £8million in the window. While Jol’s argument rings true, it doesn’t escape the fact that the Fulham side should be playing much better than they are. They still have a good first team on paper. And they should beat Cardiff City.
Luckily for Jol, his team’s next fixtures are against Stoke City and Crystal Palace — teams that Fulham should beat. Or else.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Martin Jol rues Fulham’s lack of financial resources after defeat to Cardiff City — The Telegraph
- Sir Bobby Robson and his gifts to football: Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas — Bleacher Report
- There may be two Manchester Uniteds in the Champions League next season — BBC Sport
- Tony Pulis sacking stopped Stoke City players walking out — The Independent
- Johnny Heitinga hints he may be forced to leave Everton in January — Sky Sports
- Jimmy Hill’s family in turmoil over his battle with Alzheimer’s — Telegraph
- Hackers drain fallen star Gazza’s bank account — Shields Gazette
- Newcastle linked with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe — Off The Post
- Stoke manager Mark Hughes’ passing compulsion is not progress — Telegraph
- Tottenham’s Andros Townsend apologises for ‘dive’ against Chelsea — The Guardian
- Stoke defender Erik Pieters apologises after smashing ball at Potters fan in frustration — The Mirror
- Jermaine Jones out six weeks with meniscus surgery — Pro Soccer Talk
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