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Offline Bill2

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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 05:22:52 PM »
Bill2:  Ref being one of the best teams in the League apart from the finishing, you missed a bit.  The defending!
Mike, not sure what you mean by Ref being one of the best teams? Anyway, Wolves are the best team in the Championship, something I can't argue with but the refereeing in our match against them was something I can take issue with. In the first 49 minutes the ref managed to book all of our midfield plus, yet there was not one bad foul on the pitch. Only K Mc's was one I would agree with and I do not know why Norwood was booked. The Wolves player who scored one of the goals who was fouling anyone on the pitch, got booked and then 20 seconds later did another foul. The guy who put the freekicks in for the goals should have got a second card for a foul on Fredericks who he pushed in the back when RF had got passed him. The ref never even gave the foul. So would we have beaten Wolves when they were down to 9 men, don't know but!!!

Offline Fernhurst

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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 08:26:10 AM »
2-5 home loss to Birmingham saw Kit Symons depart, should any sort of loss be Jokanovic's nemesis?

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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 08:31:20 AM »
Well, if we  failed to turn it round after that, then that game could be seen as pivotal.
Let's hope for a good result anyway:)
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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 06:17:09 PM »
Dean's unavailability due to the sending off may affect them more than Odioi's absence for us.

However I can forsee Stockdale playing a blinder - the hard part might be getting two past him!

We cannot keep clean sheets on a consistent basis so I expect us to concede one, particularly in the 10 minutes either side of half time. We had probems dealing with their Polish, very physical, centre forward last year and may well be a problem again.

But two goals should be enough to win. The deciding issue may be who scores first.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 06:20:34 PM by copthornemike »

Offline Woolly Mammoth

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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 09:07:58 PM »
Failing to beat a struggling Brum team will put Jok in an uncomfortable position after last weeks debacle at Griffin Park. If we lose, well I dread to think.
However, it will also be the manner of the way we may lose or draw that will have an influence.
If we win,  beautifuly or ugly. Then a win is a win.
But even if the worst came to the worst, I am not sure at this stage whether it’s wise to have a management change.
Jok hasn’t done himself any favours with team selection and game management, substitutes and a lack of proactive decisions.
But who can come in and take his place and improve matters. that is available.
Also why would anyone worth their Sort want to come to Fulham and work with Amateurs at this club.
As for Birmingham on Saturday, well it could be a great opportunity to achieve a win and also perform, but then again we are talking about Fulham, so anything can happen.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 11:59:23 PM by Woolly Mammoth »
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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2017, 12:55:13 AM »
Seems that Jota has fallen out of favor, and didn't look particularly good against Wolves. I think we've been pretty good, as a team, in shutting down most playmakers like him. Curious to see our lineup for Saturday. Watched the Ojo interview on FFCtv and he felt very good about the tactics in the first half v Brentford, so I guess don't be surprised if something similar comes to plan.


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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2017, 02:48:21 AM »
Bill2:  Ref being one of the best teams in the League apart from the finishing, you missed a bit.  The defending!
Mike, not sure what you mean by Ref being one of the best teams?

What he meant was "in reference to your comment that Fulham is one of the best teams in the league apart from the finishing ... ."
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Offline SuffolkWhite

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Re: Birmingham
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2017, 03:11:45 PM »
Is Fredrick's available, I can't remember if he was suspended?
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