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2016-17 season (U23)
2016-17 season U23
0Manager Flag of Scotland Peter Grant
0League Premier League 2 (Division 2)
0Position 4th/12
0U21 Premier League Cup Round of 16
0Top scorer Flag of Wales George Williams (15)
0Most appearances 3 players (23)
0Biggest win Fulham U23 4-0 Brighton U23 (12 Dec 2016)
0Biggest defeat Fulham U23 1-4 Wolves U23 (24 Apr 2017)
0Prev season 2015-16
0Next season 2017-18


OverviewEdit

The 2016-17 season was the first for the U23 squad. After yet another new format was brought into play by the FA, Premier League 2 was created alongside other brand changes with both the Premier League and the Football League (changing to the EFL). The U21 Premier League Cup was to be renamed as simply the Premier League Cup. Fulham played in Division 2 and were amongst the youngest in the League, many players having been promoted from the previous years' U18 squad. Peter Grant remained in charge for his second full season.

The season began in a fairly inconsistent manner, with the side picking up some victories but equally some losses, until they hit form during the winter period, where they went on an 8 match unbeaten streak in the league which helped push them up the table. Coming into March they were among favourites for automatic promotion to Division 1 but poor form in the tailend of the league campaign saw them finish fourth overall, with a loss in a semi-final play-off to Newcastle United to prevent the sides chances of promotion.

In the Premier League Cup, they romped through the group stage before bowing out of the competition in the last 16, in a thrilling 5-5 draw away to Norwich City whereby they lost on penalties.

Premier League 2 (Division 2)Edit

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1Swansea City U23 (P)2217144322+2152Promoted to 2017-18 Premier League 2 Division 1
2Wolverhampton Wanderers U232212554230+1241Play-offs
3Newcastle United U232211473430+437
4Fulham U232210393933+633
5West Ham United U23 (P)229673226+633
6Blackburn Rovers U23229582428-4322017-18 Premier League 2 Division 2
7Aston Villa U23228683432+230
8Brighton & Hove Albion U23227782022-228
9West Bromwich Albion U232264122533-822
10Middlesbrough U232256112534-921
11Stoke City U232248102536-1120
12Norwich City U232245131835-1717

SquadEdit

No. Position Player
Flag of England GK Magnus Norman
Flag of Slovakia GK Marek Rodák
Flag of Australia GK Jake Soutter
Flag of Australia DF Cameron Burgess
Flag of Wales DF Aron Davies
Flag of the United States DF Marlon Fossey
Flag of Ireland DF Sean Kavanagh
Flag of England DF Jerome Opoku
Flag of England DF Ryheem Sheckleford
Flag of England MF Dennis Adeniran
Flag of England MF Larnell Cole
No. Position Player
Flag of the United States MF Luca de la Torre
Flag of Ireland MF Anthony Dolan
Flag of England MF Tayo Edun
Flag of Estonia MF Mattias Käit
Flag of England MF Foday Nabay
Flag of England MF Josh Smile Captain Symbol
Flag of Iceland MF Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson
Flag of England FW Elijah Adebayo
Flag of England FW Stevie Humphrys
Flag of England FW Josh Walker

Starting XIEdit


No. Pos. Name Appearances Notes
1GKFlag of Slovakia Marek Rodák9Flag of Finland Jesse Joronen had 9 appearances
2DRFlag of the United States Marlon Fossey20+1Flag of England Ryheem Sheckleford had 20 appearances
5DCFlag of Wales Aron Davies23
6DCFlag of Germany Moritz Jenz14+1Flag of England Jerome Opoku had 7+2 appearances
3DLFlag of England Tayo Edun22Flag of Ireland Sean Kavanagh had 12 appearances
4DMFlag of England Josh Smile Captain Symbol20+3
8DMFlag of Estonia Mattias Käit20
7AMRFlag of the United States Luca de la Torre21+1
10AMCFlag of Wales George Williams18
11AMLFlag of Iceland Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson17+6Flag of England Stevie Humphrys had 12+4 appearances
9STFlag of England Elijah Adebayo19Flag of England Josh Walker had 15+3 appearances

Fulham U23 starting XI (2016-17)

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Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
U23 ManagerFlag of Scotland Peter Grant
U23 Goalkeeping CoachFlag of England Geoff Warne

KitsEdit

Fulham home (2016-17) Fulham away (2016-17) Fulham away (2015-16)

TransfersEdit

Players in Edit

Date Pos. Name From Fee
Total £0

Players out Edit

Date Pos. Name To Fee
17 May 2016 GK Flag of England Andrew Dawber Flag of England Altrincham Free
1 Jul 2016 DF Flag of England Stephen Arthurworrey Released Free
1 Jul 2016 DF Flag of Northern Ireland Liam Donnelly Flag of England Hartlepool United Free
1 Jul 2016 DF Flag of Wales Jordan Evans Flag of Wales Wrexham Free
1 Jul 2016 MF/FW Flag of Ireland Dean O'Halloran Flag of Ireland Bohemians Free
1 Jul 2016 FW Flag of France Ange-Freddy Plumain Flag of France Sedan Free
1 Jul 2016 DF Flag of Spain Ían Pino Flag of Spain FC Jumila Free
1 Jul 2016 FW Flag of England Aaron Redford Flag of England Basingstoke Town Free
Total £0

Loans in Edit

Date Pos. Name From Date Returned

Loans out Edit

Date Pos. Name To Date Returned
1 Jul 2016 GK Flag of Australia Jake Soutter Flag of England Beaconsfield SYCOB End of season
18 Jul 2016 DF Flag of Australia Cameron Burgess Flag of England Oldham Athletic 6 Jan 2017
31 Aug 2016 MF Flag of England Larnell Cole Flag of Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 Jan 2017 (extended until End of season)
16 Sept 2016 GK Flag of England Magnus Norman Flag of England Southport 16 Oct 2016 (extended until End of season)
27 Oct 2016 FW Flag of England Elijah Adebayo Flag of England Slough Town 27 Nov 2016 (extended until 1 Jan 2017)
18 Nov 2016 DF Flag of England Ryheem Sheckleford Flag of England Wealdstone 1 Jan 2017 (extended to 8 Feb 2017)
6 Jan 2017 DF Flag of Australia Cameron Burgess Flag of England Bury End of season
9 Jan 2017 FW Flag of England Elijah Adebayo Flag of England Bognor Regis 9 Feb 2017
13 Jan 2017 GK Flag of Slovakia Marek Rodák Flag of England Accrington Stanley End of season
26 Jan 2017 FW Flag of England Stevie Humphrys Flag of England Shrewsbury Town End of season
10 Feb 2017 FW Flag of England Josh Walker Flag of England Wealdstone 10 Mar 2017

MatchesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Goalscorer(s)
1Sat 9 Jul 2016Sutton UnitedAwayWon3-1Thorsteinsson (pen), Adebayo, Thomas
2Wed 20 Jul 2016Bournemouth U23AwayDrew2-2Walker (2)
3Sat 30 Jul 2016Southampton U23AwayLost0-1

U21 Premier League Division 2Edit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
1Mon 15 Aug 2016Blackburn Rovers U23HomeWon1-0
2Mon 22 Aug 2016West Bromwich Albion U23AwayLost1-2
3Fri 26 Aug 2016Brighton & Hove Albion U23AwayLost0-1
4Mon 12 Sept 2016Aston Villa U23HomeWon3-0
5Sat 17 Sept 2016Stoke City U23AwayWon2-1
6Mon 26 Sept 2016Norwich City U23HomeLost0-1
7Mon 17 Oct 2016Swansea City U23AwayLost0-2
8Mon 24 Oct 2016Newcastle United U23HomeWon2-1
9Mon 31 Oct 2016Wolverhampton Wanderers U23AwayLost3-4
10Fri 18 Nov 2016Middlesbrough U23AwayWon4-1
11Mon 28 Nov 2016West Ham United U23HomeWon4-1
12Mon 12 Dec 2016Brighton & Hove Albion U23HomeWon4-0
13Mon 19 Dec 2016Aston Villa U23AwayDrew3-3
14Sat 7 Jan 2017Stoke City U23HomeWon2-0
15Mon 16 Jan 2017Norwich City U23AwayDrew2-2
16Mon 30 Jan 2017Swansea City U23HomeWon2-1
17Mon 6 Feb 2017Middlesbrough U23HomeWon1-0
18Mon 20 Feb 2017West Ham United U23AwayLost0-2
19Mon 13 Mar 2017West Bromwich Albion U23HomeDrew1-1
20Mon 10 Apr 2017Newcastle United U23AwayLost1-3
21Tue 18 Apr 2017Blackburn Rovers U23AwayLost2-3
22Mon 24 Apr 2017Wolverhampton Wanderers U23HomeLost1-4

Play-offsEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
Semi-finalMon 8 May 2017Newcastle United U23AwayLost0-2

Premier League CupEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
Group FFri 30 Sept 2016Middlesbrough U23HomeWon3-1
Group FMon 5 Dec 2016Charlton Athletic U23AwayLost1-3
Group FMon 23 Jan 2017Middlesbrough U23AwayWon2-1
Group FMon 13 Feb 2017AFC Wimbledon U23HomeWon2-0
Group FFri 24 Feb 2017Charlton Athletic U23HomeWon4-2
Group FThu 2 Mar 2017AFC Wimbledon U23AwayWon2-0
Round of 16Fri 17 Mar 2017Norwich City U23AwayDrew5-5Lost 3-2 on penalties

StatisticsEdit

Appearances & goalsEdit

No. Nat Pos Player TotalPremier League 2 Play-offs Premier League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flag of England GK Taye Ashby-Hammond 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Flag of England GK Marcus Bettinelli 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Finland GK Jesse Joronen 9 0 7 0 0 0 2 0
Flag of England GK Magnus Norman 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Slovakia GK Marek Rodák 9 0 6 0 1 0 2 0
Flag of Australia GK Jake Soutter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Australia DF Cameron Burgess 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Wales DF Aron Davies 23 0 17 0 1 0 5 0
Flag of England DF Joe Felix 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of the United States DF Marlon Fossey 21 0 17+1 0 0 0 3 0
Flag of Scotland DF Jack Grimmer 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Germany DF Moritz Jenz 15 1 8+1 1 1 0 5 0
Flag of Ireland DF Sean Kavanagh 12 1 10 1 0 0 2 0
Flag of England DF Dan Martin 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
Flag of England DF Jaydn Mundle-Smith 3 0 1 0 0 0 1+1 0
Flag of England DF Jerome Opoku 9 0 5+1 0 0+1 0 2 0
Flag of England DF Ryan Sessegnon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of England DF Steven Sessegnon 5 0 1+2 0 0 0 2 0
Flag of England DF Ryheem Sheckleford 20 0 14 0 1 0 5 0
Flag of Iceland DF Ragnar Sigurðsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of England MF Dennis Adeniran 10 5 8 5 0 0 2 0
Flag of Denmark MF Lasse Vigen Christensen 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0
Flag of the United States MF Luca de la Torre 22 1 19+1 1 1 0 1 0
Flag of Ireland MF Anthony Dolan 6 0 0+6 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of England MF Tayo Edun 22 3 17 2 1 0 4 1
Flag of England MF Jayden Harris 7 0 1+5 0 0+1 0 0 0
Flag of Spain MF Jozabed 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of Estonia MF Mattias Käit 20 4 13 1 1 0 6 3
Flag of Poland MF Mikołaj Kwietniewski 6 1 1+2 1 1 0 1+1 0
Flag of England MF Foday Nabay 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 1+1 0
Flag of England MF Matt O'Riley 9 1 3+2 0 0+1 0 1+2 1
Flag of England MF Josh Smile 23 1 14+2 1 0 0 6+1 0
Flag of Iceland MF Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson 23 4 12+5 2 0 0 5+1 2
Flag of England MF Ryan Tunnicliffe 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of Wales MF George Williams 18 15 12 8 1 0 5 7
Flag of England FW Elijah Adebayo 19 2 13 0 1 0 5 2
Flag of England FW Stevie Humphrys 16 13 10+4 12 1 0 1 1
Flag of England FW Josh Walker 18 3 12+2 2 0 0 3+1 1
Flag of England FW Cauley Woodrow 5 2 4 1 0 0 1 1
Players who left the club during 2016-17:

Top scorersEdit

# Position Nation Name League PL Cup Total
1 MF Flag of Wales George Williams 8 7 15
2 FW Flag of England Stevie Humphrys 12 1 13
3 MF Flag of England Dennis Adeniran 5 0 5
4 MF Flag of Iceland Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson 2 2 4
MF Flag of Estonia Mattias Käit 1 3 4
6 MF Flag of England Tayo Edun 3 0 3
FW Flag of England Josh Walker 2 1 3
8 FW Flag of England Cauley Woodrow 1 1 2
FW Flag of England Elijah Adebayo 0 2 2
10 DF Flag of Ireland Sean Kavanagh 1 0 1
MF Flag of Denmark Lasse Vigen Christensen 1 0 1
MF Flag of Poland Mikołaj Kwietniewski 1 0 1
MF Flag of the United States Luca de la Torre 1 0 1
MF Flag of England Matt O'Riley 0 1 1
DF Flag of Germany Moritz Jenz 1 0 1
MF Flag of England Josh Smile 1 0 1
/ / / Own Goals 0 0 0
/ / / TOTALS 39 19 58