Welcome to the Fulham thread for FM17. I haven't seen one the last couple of years, so this year I just have to make it myself.
Team Name: Fulham Footbal Club
Year Founded: 1879
Chairman: Shahid Khan
Current Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic
Club Captain: Scott Parker
Vice Captain: None at the start
League: Sky Bet Championship
Media Prediction: 7th
Fierce Rivals: QPR (Local), Chelsea (Local)
Other Rivals: Brentford (Local)
Legends: Johnny Haynes (Player), Mohammed Al-Fayed(Chairman)
Icons: Simon Morgan (Player), George Cohen (Player), Brian McBride (Player), Gordon Davies (Player), Kit Symons (Player and manager), Ray Lewington (Player and manager), Micky Adams (Player and manager)
Favoured Personnel: Roy Hodgson (Manager), Chris Coleman (Player and manager), Brede Hangeland (Player), Luis Boa Morte (Player), Danny Murphy (Player)
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Capacity: 25 700 all-seater
Corporate Facilities: Average
Training Facilities: Excellent training facilities
Youth Facilities: Good youth facilities
Youth Stadium: Motspur Park
Training Ground: Motspur Park
Junior Coaching: Good junior coaching
Youth Recruitment: Established
Estimated Value: £64M (Loan debt: £25,5M)
Transfer Budget: £400k
% of transfer revenue made available: 55%
David Button may be the best goalkeeper with 3.5 stars rating at the start, but Bettinelli is not far behind. He got 4 star potential in the championship, so both of them are good choiches.
It depends on what kind of GK you're after. Button could do the best job as a sweeper-keeperm and Bettinelli is more of a classic keeper.
Behind them you have Jesse Joronen who you could sell right away, Taye Ashby-Hammond is just as good. He's the only one worth mentioning from the youth teams.
- Tomas Kalas (loan)
- Michael Madl
- Ragnar Sigurdsson
- Tim Ream
All of them got 3 star ability, so none of them really sticks out. It depends on what kind of football you're playing. Kalas and Madl are more of the ball playing kind, and Sigurdsson is the out and out defender. Ream are maybe better at the left back, so you could easily make some money here.
- Tim Ream
- Scott Malone
- Ryan Sessegnon
Scott Malone may be the best one at the start of the game, but in Sessegnon you have a rare talent. Giving him a full time contract should be the first thing you do. Fulham have a future international in him - give him games from the start!
- Dennis Odoi
- Ryan Fredericks (Injured 4-5 months)
- Tomas Kalas (loan)
Odoi can play on both sides, but is right footed. Should be your first choice from start. Fredericks gives you speeed, but is out for a long time. Kalas is the best backup while he's out.
- Scott Parker
- Kevin McDonald
- Lasse Vigen Christensen
- Ryan Tunnicliffe
- Stefan Johansen (out 3-6 weeks)
- Dennis Adeniran
Here you have some different types of players. Most of them are hard working, no nonsense players. Jozabed should be a first choice together with Johansen or Christensen.
Tunnicliffe and McDonald provide cover and are excellent squad players. Parker is your captain, but he is to old for a big role. Should play a limited amount of games or be sold.
Adeniran is a great talent and you should give hime some game time. Need to sign a full time contract before someone snatches him up!
- Lucas Piazon (loan)
- Floyd Ayite
- Neeskens Kebano
Here you have som tricky players. All of them can play in all the attacking positions, but is probably best as a inside forward - operating from the left. Kebano and Ayite does not speak English, so they need some time to settle in. Ayite should be the first choice - what a player! One of the best in the league.
- Tom Cairney
- Sone Aluko
Two left footed players here. As you can see, you have the options too play with a classic winger on either side as well. Cairney are natural in the middle as well, and will flourish either on the wing or as a AMC.
Will cut in an score some howlers from distance. A class act. Aluko will provide cover on both wings and up front.
- Chris Martin (loan)
- Cauley Woodrow
- Matt Smith
Martin should be the first choice, with Woodrow as backup. Smith are very limited and should be sold.
Martin gave me 32 goals as a complete forward, and will shoot you to the prem if treated right. Woodrow is a perfect replacement after the first season, when Martin goes back to Derby.
- Moise Kean £1,6m
- Malang Sarr £1,4m
- Alexander Isak £950k
- Toni Lato £800k
- Diego Poyet free
- Kuki £1,7m
- Dayot Upamecano £1,8m
- Tobias Svendsen £14k
- John McGinn £1,6m
- Yacine Adli £1,2m