Author Topic: Patience is a virtue  (Read 398 times)

Offline alfie

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Patience is a virtue
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:21:37 PM »
I find it quite funny how many people write off Fulham before a ball is kicked.

Offline Matt10

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Re: Patience is a virtue
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 05:38:43 PM »
I find it quite funny how many people write off Fulham before a ball is kicked.

Even their own supporters at times. Have to keep the faith and have patience. We have found our stride in this formation. It's not a 4-3-3, it's a 4-1-2-3 statically, but is really a 2-5-3 in attack. Most teams can't defend us without pushing 9 men behind the ball. We have the most agile CBs who are built like defensive midfielders, and can sprint up and down the pitch with ease. It's unheard of, and it's brilliant to watch when we try not to be so perfect and walk the ball into the net.

Based on all of the above, it really is a wonder how Fulham can ever be written off.

Offline NogoodBoyo

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Re: Patience is a virtue
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 05:58:42 PM »
I find it quite funny how many people write off Fulham before a ball is kicked.

Even their own supporters at times. Have to keep the faith and have patience. We have found our stride in this formation. It's not a 4-3-3, it's a 4-1-2-3 statically, but is really a 2-5-3 in attack. Most teams can't defend us without pushing 9 men behind the ball. We have the most agile CBs who are built like defensive midfielders, and can sprint up and down the pitch with ease. It's unheard of, and it's brilliant to watch when we try not to be so perfect and walk the ball into the net.

Based on all of the above, it really is a wonder how Fulham can ever be written off.

I don't like to write Fulham off as their brand of football is so much more enjoyable to watch than the hoof-ball that most want to see when things aren't going our way.  I really do loathe hoof-ball, and was surprised to see how much of it Boro played today even with the talent at their disposal.  In fact, how much kudos is owed to Betts today.  The quality of his distribuition was very high indeed.
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Offline itombomb

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Re: Patience is a virtue
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 06:07:48 PM »
I find it quite funny how many people write off Fulham before a ball is kicked.

Even their own supporters at times. Have to keep the faith and have patience. We have found our stride in this formation. It's not a 4-3-3, it's a 4-1-2-3 statically, but is really a 2-5-3 in attack. Most teams can't defend us without pushing 9 men behind the ball. We have the most agile CBs who are built like defensive midfielders, and can sprint up and down the pitch with ease. It's unheard of, and it's brilliant to watch when we try not to be so perfect and walk the ball into the net.

Based on all of the above, it really is a wonder how Fulham can ever be written off.
We do have a lot of flexibility with our offensive positioning, but we definitely aren't a 2-5-3 in attack, we virtually always have the holding midfielder sitting in line with the CBs.

A lot of the time we are more like 3-4-3 or 3-6-1.

The latter is when I get frustrated, as our striker often gets super isolated against a back 4 or 5.

Offline filham

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Re: Patience is a virtue
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 07:13:43 PM »
I am Fulham through and through but based on our performances in the first part of the season and without Cairney today there was no way I dare hope for a win.
No, I had not actually written them off but the result is entirely unexpected and such a wonderful surprise.