West London latest: Al Fayed launches stinging attack on Magath, QPR players send wishes to Faurlin

Felix Magath - Fulham Manager

The former Fulham owner has launched a scathing attack on the current boss, while several Queens Park Rangers players have rued Alejandro Faurlin's injury.


The war of words regarding Fulham's current situation has officially escalated to new heights - in the wake of Mohamed Al Fayed's recent column in the London Evening Standard.

Indeed, the former Fulham owner has condemned current manager Felix Magath, who previously criticised Al Fayed for the Cottagers' current struggles.

"What an odd man Felix Magath is," he wrote. "I am not talking about the way he jumps around in the technical area when things go wrong on the pitch and then appeals to the dugout as if the physio and team doctor had caused it.

"No, what’s strange is that after losing Fulham’s first four games of the Championship season, he has got time to criticize me — someone he has never met — instead of devoting every waking second to putting right his own glaring mistakes.

"There is nothing dishonourable about failure, if you face up to it. Mr Magath isn’t the first foreign coach to find the English game hard. What is wrong, and frankly un-English, is to blame someone else instead of taking responsibility for your own actions."

Al Fayed went on to defend his tenure in detail and urge Magath to read the poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling.


QPR players have been busy sending their best wishes to Alejandro Faurlin after the news that he has suffered the third Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury of his career.

The Argentine midfielder has been desperately unlucky and could be out for up to nine months, despite having only made a comeback from a long-term injury last season.

As such, his team-mates have expressed their sympathies over Twitter.

Manager Harry Redknapp has also offered his support - and believes Faurlin will be back.

"We're all desperately saddened and disappointed for Ale," he told reporters. "He is a great man and player and he's suffered terribly bad luck over the last few years with injuries.

"We will, of course, do everything we can to support him and help him back on the road to recovery. It's a massive blow, he's a great lad, he's a special lad but he will work so hard. He'll come back again, I'm sure."

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