Rafa Wishes Fulham And Mitro All The Best For Today

Rafa Benitez will almost certainly be ready to sell Aleksandar Mitrovic to the highest bidder this summer as he looks for funds to bring new and better players into the club ready for next season.

Mitro has done a terrific job for Fulham this year with a fantastic 12 goals in 16 appearances.

And top Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic has played to Mitro’s strengths, and he will be trying to get the Fulham Board to buy the Serbian International striker this summer if they manage to get promoted.

Even if Fulham have to do that via the playoffs they are the team in form and Mitro is red-hot at the moment and motivated to get the Cottagers promoted.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – in action against Sunderland

Rafa has said this about Fulham’s game at Birmingham today with all Championship games kicking off at 12:30:

“For sure we are wishing Mitro and Fulham the best of luck this weekend. He is a good lad and they are doing well.”

“It is a win-win situation for us. He is doing well, we are happy with that, he is getting more experience.”

“He is scoring more goals and that is good for his confidence, so that is positive for everyone.”

If Fulham get a better result than Cardiff do at home to Reading today, they will get into second place and automatic promotion.

The Fulham fans will go crazy if that happens and Mitrovic will be the hero.

It’s much like Newcastle and Brighton last year when we managed to beat Barnsley 3-0 at home, and Brighton drew at Aston Villa, so we won the Championship.

Rafa will likely not want to have an early sale of Mitro this summer, because the striker could be a star for Serbia in the World Cup in Russia, just like he was in the qualifying games last year and scored vital goals for his country.

Championship winners Wolves are also interested in buying the player.

Newcastle will be asking a minimum of £20M for the 23-year-old and will hope to get even more than that.

Best of luck to Fulham and Mitro today – you can do it!

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21 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    May 6, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    I would expect better performances against Spurs and Chelski, but whether that will translate into additional points I’m not so sure.

  • Munster Mag

    May 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Jib are you saying in previous post that the switch off is due to Rafa comments post arsenal game or whenever he said those comments. Bit harsh?

  • c-dog

    May 6, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Should recall him. He’s a class center forward.

  • DaveD1000

    May 6, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Hope he has a belter today. Always wanted him to come good for us but not to be.

  • Munster Mag

    May 6, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Gayle and dummett on goals on Sunday!

  • lesh

    May 6, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #6


    I have to question your justification for comparing my comment about the Indy journalist penning a negative article about Rafa looking for trouble troublemaker and me looking for reds under the bed.

    Doesn’t it occur to you that that article’s way out of kilter with the rest of the media? Did you ask yourself why that should be?

    There are some of us in our blog community who have been around the corporate block a few times and are wise enough to smell smear campaigns.

    Adding colour to it, this small blog is also populated by one or two names who seem to have and continue to spend their days in a stupor, in a world of fantasy where reality extends little further than sitting over a computer, scouring google whilst living life in a darkened, windowless room. I think we know where you and your alter egos sit!

  • Jib

    May 6, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Not that simplistic
    Rafa’s words showed the attitude of the coaching
    staff and the squad immediately post-match vs Arsenal.
    After Rafa had the weekend at West Kirby with his wife
    and daughters he probably realised he should have
    bitten his tongue.

  • Jib

    May 6, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Doesn’t it occur to you that that article’s way out of kilter with the rest of the media?
    Did you ask yourself why that should be?

    Yup that’s why I posted what I did

    I’ve also lived and worked in Madrid and know
    exactly what the Real fans are like

    I had a hell of a job finding a darkened, windowless room in Madrid

  • AncientC

    May 6, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #9

    I suppose it’s not too early to start talking about player of the season. I believe Shelvey has been the most influential so he would get my vote, but Lascelles cannot be far behind. If Dubravka had been at the club since the start of the season, surely he would have had a claim.

  • posada

    May 6, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Dummet and Gayle on sky, Goals on Sunday.
    Don’t think that is appropriate.
    You play poorly and loose then turn up hours later laughing and joking with Kami.
    Gayle – playing like he is not bothered.
    Dummet – very poor yesterday.

    Big Sam did the same years ago when he was manager. Turned up on the programme laughing and joking after a defeat in the capital.

    It spoils my weekend if we loose. True of many supporters.
    They don’t seem at all bothered.

  • posada

    May 6, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Did they go on this London trip with a fancy dress theme.
    Rafa looked like Rene Artois yesterday.
    Dummet looks like Rod Hull minus Emu and a safari hat.

  • cyprus

    May 6, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Really hope Rafa sees a way to adapt our style to our manpower, which includes this world class forward, instead of the other way round.

    Anyway whether he stays it goes we need at least one decent CF as Job 1.

  • cyprus

    May 6, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13


  • AncientC

    May 6, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #14

    If there has ever been a time to go out and spend big on a forward, this has to be it. Even if Benitez had £25 million to spend on a forward, where would you even start looking with a budget like that. £25 million may seem like a lot of money for Ashley to sanction, but it’s not going to get you quality in today’s market. The only way you can get quality on a low fee is if you buy a senior forward who will want huge wages and represents no sell on value; highly unlikely to be green lighted.

    I really do hope that Mitrovic isn’t sold, where else is the club going to find potential like Mitrovic, even on a moderate budget. The club doesn’t do auctions, so where is the next international striker with a good scoring record—and bang in form—going to come from.

  • Tsunki

    May 6, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #15

    That’s at least two mealy mouthed and self-satisfied assertions lately that we will end the season with five straight defeats. Where do these supporters come from? Evidently from somewhere they couldn’t see us beating man utd or arsenal.

  • Ron Knee

    May 6, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #16


    We beat Man Utd and Arsenal when we were still battling for survival. It was inevitable that we would lose ‘intensity’ (Rafa’s word) when we reached safety. This isn’t a criticism, just an observation!

  • Bigjim67

    May 6, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Posada @10
    Spoils my weekend aswell, especially when those two and a few more don’t seem bothered. Boils my p#ss actually!

  • cyprus

    May 6, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Fulham can take some comfort in knowing that 40% of teams finishing third do win the play offs.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 6, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib Jiblets Jibberish – I’m still waiting for all these players you said Aitor Karanka had tipped Rafa off about.
    Where are they – waiting for the season end/delayed flights/on the beach/broken leg.
    Where are they?????

  • Jib

    May 6, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Mister Tuff
    I’m still waiting for all these players you said
    Aitor Karanka had tipped Rafa off about.

    That was in July 2016 when we were about to pass
    Boro going up as we went down
    You simpleton

    Isaac Hayden
    Grant Hanley
    Ciaran Clark
    Mohamed Diamé
    Daryl Murphy
    and probably
    Matt Ritchie
    Dwight Gayle
    De Andre Yedlin
    had all played against Karanka’s sides.

    hope this helps

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 6, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Not so loud Rafa…you’ll just kickstart Curly and Larry and we’re the ones who have to listen to ‘em!


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