Date: 30th November 2013 at 11:58am
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Five consecutive defeats have seen the future of our boss, Martin Jol, put firmly in the spotlight.

Our head-first plunge into the relegation places has seen the alarm bells sound and there is a feeling around the terraces of Craven Cottage that it might well be time for a change.

This afternoon, we head off to Upton Park to play a West Ham side that are almost as troubled as we are.

Having lost five games on the bounce, West Ham (a) is the type of fixture we should be looking to get three points from but in his pre-match press conference, there was a hint of resignation that the end could be near for Jol, if we lose today, with the Dutchman remarking about whether his job is safe,

“if we win, yeah. If we don`t, I don`t know. If I was on the board or an owner, I would be worrying.”

“You don`t have to talk to an owner to be aware of the fact we need points to get back to a winning culture and a little bit of stability.”

“I think you can lose once or twice but you can`t lose four or five on the trot because that will put you in a bad position.”

I`m not sure if that response has helped the situation or not, however, Jol is determined that the Craven Cottage boo-boys will not force him out, further adding,

“The fans pay a lot of money to see us so I have to be respectful.”

“Twelve hours after a game I realise that I have to give more, work harder and communicate on the training pitch to give them what they want.”

“It`s unpleasant but part of our job. But I will never walk away.”

A loss today and the fans might well get what they want, a new gaffer!


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