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Magath enjoying the feel good factor

Fulham manager Felix Magath is hoping the extra spring in the step of his players during training can translate into a second straight Barclays Premier League win at home to Norwich.

It helps us a lot - this feeling and the atmosphere.

You feel it this week, the players are free, laughing and so I think it was an important win to go on in fighting against relegation. We need another win in the next game and we will try against Norwich.

They are not afraid to make mistakes and that is how we have to play and why I'm convinced we will stay in the league. The whole club now believes after the win at Aston Villa.

– Fulham head coach Felix Magath


Family affair at Fulham

Fulham boss Felix Magath has revealed that working with Darren Bent has fulfilled the wish of his son Leonard.

Darren is a very good player - he's my son's favourite player!

He told me for six or seven years that I had to buy Darren Bent.

I've known him for years and he's a very good striker. If he has the training sessions he could be a player that can help us.

– Fulham head coach Felix Magath

Magath confident he'll be at Fulham next season

Fulham boss Felix Magath is confident his position at Craven Cottage is safe following a discussion with owner Shahid Khan.

The Barclays Premier League's bottom club are five points adrift of safety with only six games left to secure a 14th consecutive season in the top flight.

I had a phone call with the owner (on Wednesday) and everything is fine. He knows the situation, he knows how things work.

I have no doubt about my contract. I don't worry about it.

It's normal if things in clubs don't go well. There is politics, people who call journalists and tell them 'I know that is going on', but I don't care.

Sure I'll be here next season. I'm here to build a team. That was clear from the beginning.

I like to develop teams, I like to develop players so therefore I'm here. I will be here next season and I will do that here.

– Fulham boss Felix Magath.


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Riether not in partying mood

Fulham defender Sascha Riether admits last weekend's birthday celebrations were ruined by his side's 5-0 defeat by Manchester City.Riether turned 31 the morning after the thrashing at the Etihad Stadium, a result that nudged the Cottagers closer to relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

There was no big party, I had my family over and I invited the team over for dinner and that was it.

It's normal when you lose 5-0, you haven't got many reasons to celebrate. It wasn't such a big party.

– Fulham defender Sascha Riether
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