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Lazar Marković (RW) to ANYONE. PLEASE, SOMEONE FUCKING TAKE HIM

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Zoran

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lollollol

F*cking hell. Markovic and Babel. Everything I hate about football. Please make it happen.

We're not that lucky though... Fulham are desperate enough to offer us a few bobs, but Lazar is probably drunk and asleep and his agent can't wake him up.
 



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He's gone ! What a sad day... know more Markovic gags

Markovic and Babel on the flanks for Fulham lol
 

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Lazar Markovic has joined Fulham on a free transfer, with the club saying they "received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrović regarding the player."
Presumably that he will not try and take a penalty and can get through a yoga session without having a scrap.

Atta boy Mitro
 

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Lazar Markovic has joined Fulham on a free transfer, with the club saying they "received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrović regarding the player."
Presumably that he will not try and take a penalty and can get through a yoga session without having a scrap.

Atta boy Mitro
Can't believe Edwards managed to shift him for nothing. Fulham have been mugged off here.
 

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Edwards coming up trumps again,Markovic off the books and saving us over £1mill+ in wages at the same time,great bit of business.
 



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It’s a free hit for Fulham. Free player, they pay some wages while they are in the Prem. If he contributes and they stay up they might keep him. If they go down they’ve no commitment beyond the season so won’t be lumbered with big wages as a Championship team.

At one point not too long ago he looked promising enough for us to spend £20M, when that was a tidy sum. OK he never lived up to it and then we changed manager and the whole team moved on leaps and bounds.

Even so, good luck to Markovic. I hope he’s able to find some form and rediscover something at Fulham.
 

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congrats to the lad for having enough faith in his own ability to get a move to a prem club instead of a belgium one.

the hard work of getting your career back on track starts now, and after the absolute pelters thrown your way Marko, for doing nothing more that waiting for the right offer AND trusting yourself i think you deserve a bit of credit.

good luck Marko, i wont say YNWA, becuase you obviously have been for a while already.
 



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I wish the man no ill will, and hope he’s able to ressurect his career at Fulham - be curious to see how it works out, given the attitude he’s reportedly shown and the fact they’re already fairly sorted for wingers. Hopefully he’ll get a chance to prove himself and get back on track.

From our perspective, glad to finally close the book on this.
 

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That's an interesting move. Ranieri is no slouch as we know, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Markovic having a bit of a revival to his career under his orders. He has been unlucky while with us imo (injuries at bad moments, being the subject of a tug of war between Rodgers and the transfer committee, and then being progressively outgrown by the squad after Klopp's arrival), but he probably wasn't cut for our level from the off. So for me, if someone is to blame for all of this, it's the club, and not the player.

Fulham on the other hand, as I wrote a few days ago in this thread, could be a level which suits him, we'll see. Good luck to him for the future, apart from when he plays against us!
 



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Surprising that Ranieri would go for him, they are not short of attackers but they are in need of defenders. I guess, Ranieri must think this fella could play as wingback or something?
 

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Well done Edwards!!
Just to add a bit of moan here: Given he went on a free with only a 6month contract, would it have been better to let him go on loan until 30/6 instead so that he couldnt play out of his skin when we go to craven cottage? Or is that too unfuckingbelievable?
 

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Possibly gets a chance there yeah. He wasn't bad under Rodgers playing LWB in a 3 at the back.

lol
 



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My brother in law used to be a taxi driver and had a championship footballer in his cab, cant remember who but hes well known. They got talking and the player said he hated football but it turns out hes ok at it so its a job. He said he cant wait to retire and loads of other footy players feel the same. I was shocked hearing that but since then i came to realise it is very likely that players like Markovic are happy not playing as long as the moneys still coming in, which it is for him.
You'd be surprised how many players this is true for then. I know only one person who I know well enough to know that he came to "hate" his experience, but that was here in the states (as an american player) where the money isn't as much of a counterbalancing factor. However, in my experience players who view it simply as a job are more common than players who view it as an opportunity to live out their dreams. For lots of these guys it takes years to realise this because it is the only thing they have ever known. They know they got into it because they love it and as they know no different they just keep associating playing with that childhood love for the sport. Then one day they wake up and realise that it ceased to be fun a long time ago, that they are nothing but a commodity than can be chewed up, spit out, and abused on social media. The only thing they have in their favour in the financial commitment that has been made to them.

It is yet another reason why Klopp is such a remarkable and important person to have at the club. One of his strengths is finding a way to reconnect his players to the child like love they had for the game, and you can get a lot more out of those players than you can out of players who view it as a job. This explains why his attitude to situations like the Draxler move are what they are. The flip side of that is the human attitude towards players like Clyne. You cannot have the good without this side of it either otherwise it doesnt work. His philosophy is essentially to say come and play for me. It will be hard work, but you will love it. And if you come not to we will help you find somewhere else to go.
 
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My brother in law used to be a taxi driver and had a championship footballer in his cab, cant remember who but hes well known. They got talking and the player said he hated football but it turns out hes ok at it so its a job. He said he cant wait to retire and loads of other footy players feel the same. I was shocked hearing that but since then i came to realise it is very likely that players like Markovic are happy not playing as long as the moneys still coming in, which it is for him.
Peter Beardsley said much the dame in his autobiography. Apparently he was amongst a minority in the team who actually enjoyed playing. The rest hated the stress, the scrutiny etc and couldn’t wait to retire.
 

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He has an opportunity to redeem himself and pay back the 20 million we wasted on him, by scoring the winning goal when Fulham play Man City next month :rolleyes:.
The orders are pretty simple from the board go to Fulham execute winning goal.
 



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