Five Fulham facts
- When Frank Osborne and Harvey Darvill made their debuts in the league in 1921 they both scored in the 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. It was the only time that two Fulham players have ever managed that feat together on their debuts.
- The gate receipts at our pre-World War II largest crowd at Craven Cottage (43,407 in a 2-2 draw between Tottenham Hotspur in 1932) came in at £2,583 which put the average ticket at 6p. The record was then comfortably beaten in 1938.
- The Dodgin family had an interesting season in 1969/70 as Fulham, managed by Bill Dodgin Junior, played Bristol Rovers who were managed by a former Whites boss Bill Senior. Both sides won on their own grounds to ensure that the family remained amicable.
- Ara Bedrossian became the only Cyprus international to play for the Club when he made his debut against Bolton Wanderers in March 1993.
- Fulham managed 13 home wins in 2005/06 to set a record for top flight wins at the Cottage in a single season.
12 – The most league goals scored by a defender came in 1981/82 as Roger Brown netted 12 in his 46 games - none of which came from either a penalty or a free-kick. Kit Symons came closest to matching that total in 1998/99 when he notched 11 times.
13 – 2013/14 will be our 13th consecutive season in the top flight of English football.
24 – The number of clean sheets kept by goalkeeper Maik Taylor in the 1998/99 season. He did it from 46 league games and also kept four in the Club’s 12 cup ties as well.
56 – The number of England caps won by the legendary Johnny Haynes.
98 – The most prolific of our scorers was Frank 'Bonzo' Newton who joined in 1931 and netted 81 goals in 88 games (one every 98 minutes).
“This first time I was late (in 1938) because of the trains to Hammersmith from Uxbridge, I was hauled immediately before Jack Peart and fined £1 from my weekly wage of £2.50 on the spot. That was discipline.”
Jim Taylor reveals how tough a manager Jack Peart was when it came to discipline.
“He was special. Early on in my Fulham career his team talk consisted of ‘Okay lads, get an early two-goal lead today before the opposition realise what a terrible side you are.”
Maurice Cook on manager Dugald Livingstone’s motivational techniques in 1959.
“I was just pleased we had pulled a goal back, and I hoped it would get us back into the game. As things turned out, it wasn’t to be.”
Gordon Davies on breaking Johnny Haynes’ 18-year goalscoring record in the 5-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 11th February 1989.
Cover Stars - 1936 v 1985
On the left is the programme from the 1936 FA Cup Replay with Chelsea which finished in a 3-2 win for the Whites. The goals came from Trevor Smith, John Arnold and Jim Hammond. The 1985 game with the Blues on the right was also a Replay, this time in the Milk (League) Cup, but resulted in a 1-0 defeat.