Team against Cardiff 20/10

Over on the forum we’ve been discussing who would be in our team to play against Cardiff…

whitejc

team against Cardiff

subs: Betts, Odoi, Bryan(if fit), Mawson, KMac, AK47, Vietto, 

we obviously need to do something at the back and with Fosu out for a while we have to stick with Christie, I don’t think he was as bad against Arsenal as some have made out.

Betts has had his chance but 8 goals in 2 games just isn’t good enough, so I think its time for Rico to be given a go, otherwise why did we bring him in?

milo

team against Cardiff

If Anguissa struggles with pace of game like at the weekend then MacDonald comes on around 60 minutes. 

 


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Games for the Weekend 20/10

This weekend we travel to South Wales to take on fellow Premiership ‘new boys’ Cardiff

Cardiff v Fulham

Well the past couple of games didn’t go the way we’d hoped so this weekend we’ll be aiming to get a result against a Cardiff ream that haven’t won a game so far this season, so expect a Fulhamish result!?

I’m sure Slaviša will have spent the ‘international break’ working with the players on their defensive duties, something Colin will try to exploit.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is unlikely to be fit, so Cyrus Christie will hope for a better performance than against Arsenal, he wasn’t as bad as some have made out however he’ll want to answer some of his critics with a performance. At this point we don’t know if Tom Cairney, Alfie Mawson or Joe Bryan will be in the squad, their inclusion can only help shore up a too leaky defence.

If Slaviša’s style of football is better than Colin’s version then this game is the one to drive our point home, last season’s fixture resulted in a 4-2 defeat, time for revenge…

Games of Interest

Saturday 20th
Bournemouth v Southampton
Cardiff v Fulham
Newcastle v Brighton
West Ham v Spurs
Huddersfield v Liverpool

Sunday 21st
Everton v Palace

 

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Team against Arsenal 07/10

over on the forum we’ve been discussing who will play against Everton

milo

team against Arsenal

whitejc

Team against Arsenal

subs: Rico, Mawson, KMac, Cisse, AK47, Vietto

if Cairney isn’t fit enough for the full 90 minutes then swap him for KMac later in the game, but I’d start Tom. Ryan’s pace and guile will give the Arse something to worry about, he’s better the further upfield he plays


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Games for the Weekend 06/10

This weekend we welcome Arsenal to the Cottage

Fulham v Arsenal

My very first Fulham game was against Arsenal, New Years Day 1966, we won 1-0 and I was hooked! …a repeat result would be more than welcome.

With Fosu-Mensah and Joe Bryan going off injured against Everton, and Alfie Mawson recovering from a back problem, it looks as if we’ll continue to struggle to play a consistent four at the back. At least Tim Ream got the full 90 minutes so he’ll be closer to full ‘match fitness’.

Tom Cairney also got some game time so at least he’ll be back in the squad, I always think we’re better when he’s on the pitch, he really has become our ‘talisman’.

Slaviša Jokanović will have worked the lads hard(er) this week following the 2nd half display against Everton, we’ll need to be fully focused for ALL of the match against an Arsenal side that Unai Emery is getting consistent results,  even when they play badly.

remember our game is the early kick-off 12:00 on Sunday

Games of interest…

Friday 5th
Brighton v West Ham

Saturday 6th
Burnley v Huddersfield
Palace v Wolves
Spurs v Cardiff

Sunday 7th
Fulham v Arsenal

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Team against Everton 29/09

over on the forum we’ve been discussing who will play against Everton

whitejc

Everton v Fulham

Subs: Rico, Chambers, MLM, de la Torre, Vietto, AK47

After Tuesday evenings game I think that both Christie and Anguissa have shown enough to start against Everton and de la Torre to be given a place on the bench.

I’m also assuming that Tom won’t be fit, if he is then he’ll replace KMac

milo

The villagers will be brandishing pitchforks after leaving Odoi out the squad completely!

Everton v Fulham

Team starting to pick itself now – finally!

Christie and Fosu Mensah are both defensively frail, but Christie more consistently gets forward into the attacking positions Fredericks did last year. He will most likely fill right back for me now until we sign a much needed upgrade at RB in January. 

Odoi comes in after his potential man of the match display against Watford when brought on in the second half. We are thankfully yet to see the clangers that held him back last season e.g. v QPR.

Only 60 minutes for Ream this week but we are in dire need of rushing him back. Showed a faultless display against Celta Vigo before his injury who were easily Premiership mid table quality and I don’t see him struggling at this level.

 

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Games for the Weekend 29/09

This weekend we travel to Everton’s home Goodison Park

Everton v Fulham

Well Goodison Park is not a happy hunting ground for Fulham, I think we’ve only ever won there in a FA Cup game so I’m not expecting a run-away result for us this weekend. Having said that wouldn’t it just be Fulhamish for us to get a result!?

Slaviša must have drilled it into the whole team that the match starts at 15:00, not 15:05, we can’t give the opposition another early goal!
Everton should have won easily last weekend at Arsenal having dominated for virtually the whole game however, they somehow managed to loose 2-0, I’m guessing they’ll want to exact revenge against a London club, so we need be be ‘on our game’ right from the start.

After Tuesday evening’s performance Cyrus Christie and Luca de la Torre must be giving Slaviša a decision to make, Cyrus must have improved his chances of starting the game and Luca could well be included in the squad.

Games of interest…

Saturday 29th
West Ham v Man Utd
Everton v Fulham
Huddersfield v Spurs
Newcastle v Leicester
Wolves v Southampton

Sunday 30th
Cardiff v Burnley

Monday 1st October
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

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Team against Millwall 25/09

over on the forum we’ve been discussing who will play against Millwall in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday…

whitejc

do we want a cup run? as fans I suspect we do, Slaviša may want to concentrate on the league however we all know that winning games brings confidence.

So will we go ‘full strength’ against a Millwall team who are having a tough time in the Championship but will be looking for revenge against last seasons result, or play the ‘2nd string’ or even give some of the youngsters a game?

I think it’ll be mainly the 2nd string players unless Tom and Tim are fit enough and need to gain some ‘match fitness’, so assuming those two aren’t quite ready here’s my selection…

Team against Millwall

I’m assuming that Kebano is fit enough to play

 

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Millwall v Fulham – Carabao Cup

We travel the short tip across the river to the New Den for our next game in the Carabao Cup

Millwall v Fulham

If Tuesday nights game is half as good as last season then we’re in for a treat, last season we really enjoyed our trip to Millwall’s ground, what an atmosphere the Lions supporters generated! and what a result for us!

It’ll be interesting to see how many ‘first team’ players Slaviša will start against Millwall, will Tim Ream and Tom Cairney get any game time in their aim to get back to match fitness?

Millwall are having a bit of a tough time at the moment and I’m sure they want to get some sort of revenge for last season?, so this game could be a cracker!

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Team against Watford 22/09

over on the forum we’ve been discussing who should be in the team against Watford, here are a couple…

whitejc

Fulham v Watford

subs: Rico, Fosu-Mensah, Chambers, StefJo, AK47, Vietto

until Ream is fit I think that the CBs will be Mawson and either MLM, Chambers or Odoi
when Tom is back, I think Saturday will be too soon?, then either Anguissa or KMac will make way
Sess didn’t disgrace himself against City but we all know he’s better playing up front

Lighthouse

Christie is the better player going forward. His final ball is poor but at least he dies get into the positions to cross. Would still play Odoi and Mawson in the middle with Bryan coming in on the left.

Midfield Seri and Zamb will start. Cairney I think will still be out which leaves Mac or Johanson. I don’t go along with the constant criticism of Johanson not being Prem Quality. He was awful against City but then that is hardly a fair comparison on one game.

Front three name themselves.

grandad

Team for Watford

I don´t think Cairney or Ream will feature. If Cairney is fit then he comes in for Zambo.

milo

team against Watford

Mawson will need practice at RCB as Ream is now likely to return next week in his usual LCB role. Then it’s either Odoi or MLM at LCB in the interim. MLM is the more natural LCB and has looked most comfortable playing in that position this season. Just as long as he keeps an eye on those passes out from the back!

In midfield I choose to give Johansen another run out. His form in League Cup and in Internationals earned him a call up last week but City away can hardly be the acid test for his season.

Sessegnon was one of the few to turn up last week and has earned a re-call in his favoured position. However, if we are lacking an attacking threat then I would have a low threshold to bring on Kamara at or around 60 minutes.

Watford have been in good form this season but we have to be competing with these teams if we are to survive this year (and more).


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Games for the Weekend 22/09

We’re back home at the cottage to face one of Slaviša’s pervious teams.

Fulham v Watford

After last weekend’s disappointing, although not too surprising, result we’re back at home to face a Watford team who will be looking to continue their stay towards the top of the table.

There have been some reports that Tom will be fit for the game, I don’t think he will be, more likely he’ll be back for the Everton game? Tim Ream has also started training, I think he’s also more likely to start the Everton game.

Watford have had an exceptional start to the season, 4 wins out of 5, only loosing to Man Utd, so far and currently their sitting 4th!, so this is likely to be another testing game.

Slaviša Jokanović was in charge of Watford when they gained promotion however, in their wisdom(?) they didn’t keep him as manager, so I’m sure he’ll want to get a result to show them what they’ve missed out on! I know he’ll have the lads fully ‘fired up’ for this encounter.

Remember this game is a 12:30 kick-off!

Games of interest…

Saturday 22nd
Fulham v Watford
Burnley v Bournemouth
Cardiff v Man City
Brighton v Spurs

Sunday 23rd
West Ham v Chelsea
Arsenal v Everton

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