Date: 2nd November 2013 at 1:38pm
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The next two Premier League fixtures are two monumental games.

After we face Manchester United, at Craven Cottage this afternoon, we travel to Anfield next weekend to take on a high-flying Liverpool side.

A failure to pick up any points in either of these games will see us hovering in or around the drop-zone and will see Martin Jol`s position come under the microscope.

However, on BBC`s Football Focus today, our owner Shahid Khan gave the broadest indication yet that Martin`s job, as manager, is safe, with our owner remarking,

‘My first game was Fulham v Liverpool in 2007, and the atmosphere at Craven Cottage was very special straight away. We want a link between Fulham and Jacksonville but these are two very distinct organisations, let’s not lose sight of that. But both teams need help.”

‘It is very peculiar that managers are under so much pressure after a few games. I have an open line with Martin Jol and the relationship is steady. We all have strengths and weaknesses as human beings. When times are hard the solution is not doing something rash.’

I take it that being ‘rash` means axing a manager and then later regretting it!