Games for the Weekend – 21/12

This weekend we have the trip up to Newcastle, I’m sure Mitro is looking forward to it.

Newcastle v Fulham

Apparently the 1st half against West Ham last week was the best we’ve played since Claudio took over, we still let in two goals, the least said about the 2nd half the better? only good thing I can think of is that we didn’t concede again.

Hopefully Mitrović will want to show Rafa how big a mistake he made by not playing him and then getting rid of him, how poetic would it be for Mitro to get his fist premiership hat-trick against his old club?

Games of Interest…

Friday 21st
Wolves v Liverpool

Saturday 22nd
Arsenal v Burnley 
Bournemouth v Brighton
Huddersfield v Southampton
Newcastle v Fulham
Cardiff v Man Utd

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Team against West Ham 15/12

over on the forum we’ve been discussing who we would pick to play against West Ham, here are some suggestions….


after the 1st half horror show against ManU the team played much better in the 2nd half, also getting a second goal in two games AK47 must have earned a starting place. Seri needs some time on the bench, he’s a better player than we’ve seen so far, its just not working at the moment.

Fulham team against West Ham

Subs: Betts, Ream, MLM, Cisse, Seri, Shurrle

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Games for the Weekend – 15/12

On Saturday we welcome another London team, West Ham Utd to the Cottage.

Fulham v West Ham

The 2nd half against Man Utd showed a much better performance, certainly compared to the 1st half, so hopefully we can continue that improvement against West Ham.

West Ham have improved since their poor start to the season so I think this game will be more of a test as to how Ranieri has ‘improved’ Fulham.

Due to injury Ryan Fredericks, he’s out for the rest of the year at least, won’t get a run out against us, players always seem to have good games against their previous clubs?, his pace could have caused us problems? …and if he’s learned to cross a ball we could have been in real trouble?

Two forwards who, if fit, might be a cause for concern for the Fulham back four are Chicharito and Andy Carroll who’s speed and height would be a concern even if our defenders were full of confidence. Still Mitro and Ryan Sess can/will cause the hammers defence problems, so I’m expecting a good competitive game. COYW

Games of Interest…

Saturday 15th
Palace v Leicester
Huddersfield v Newcastle
Spurs v Burnley
Watford v Cardiff
Fulham v West Ham

Sunday 16th
Brighton v Chelsea
Southampton v Arsenal

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Team against Man Utd 08/12

One of the games we’ve been waiting for, a trip to Old Trafford 

over on the forum we’ve been discussion the possible line-up to face them…


the last 3 games have shown better “team” performances but we’ve been unable to keep a clean sheet.

With Bryan getting some game time mid-week I’d start him on Saturday.

team against Man Utd

Subs: Betts, Ream, MLM, Kebano, Vietto, Anguissa


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Games for the Weekend – 08/12

This weekend we’re off to Old Trafford to give Manchester Utd a game

Man Utd v Fulham

After 3 “better” performances, our defence still needs some work but we’re going in the right direction. Playing Man Utd at Old Trafford will be one of the games that the players will have circled when the fixtures came out, I’m sure all of the lads will be up for it.

Ranieri hasn’t “tinkered” as much as I thought he would and he seams to be getting closer to playing the way he wants the team to play.

Man U had a tough game against Arsenal on Wednesday but I still think we’ll be lucky to get anything from this game, but you never know, the footballing gods may just decide to favour little old Fulham. COYW

Games of Interest

Saturday 8th December
Arsenal v Huddersfield
Burnley v Brighton
Cardiff v Southampton
Man Utd v Fulham
West Ham v Palace

Sunday 9th December
Newcastle v Wolves


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Team against Leicester 05/12

Back to the Cottage for a mid-week game against Leicester City

over on the forum we’ve been discussion the possible line-up to face them…


In spells I thought we more than held our own against Chelsea, who’d have thought Chambers would turn in a “man of the match” performance after his fist few appearances?

team against Leicester

Subs: Betts, Ream, MLM, Seri, Vietto, AK47

I’ll be tough on MLM dropping him for Bryan however we bought him to fill the left back position? After Seri’s performances for the last couple of games I think he’ll be replaced, if Anguissa is fit then I’d use him failing that KMac



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Games for Midweek 04/12

So we’re back at the Cottage where Claudio Ranieri will welcome another of his previous managerial charges Leicester City

Fulham v Leicester

Well Sundays game against Claudio’s first Premiership team wasn’t a capitulation, and as expected we didn’t get a result but gave a reasonable account of ourselves, we weren’t outplayed however against Leicester I strongly believe that we will have more of a chance to get a result. If Huddersfield loose on Tuesday evening then a win could see us out of the bottom three, that would be nice in front of our away trip to Man Utd next weekend.

Claudio’s team selection will be interesting, Seri appears to be struggling at the moment but with Anguissa injured I’m not sure who would replace him? We missed Schürrle on Sunday, hopefully he’ll be available and I’d like to see Bryan start, not that MLM played badly but Bryan was bought in as a left back.

Games of Interest…

Tuesday 4th
Bournemouth v Huddersfield
Brighton v Palace
West Ham v Cardiff

Wednesday 5th
Burnley v Liverpool
Everton v Newcastle
Fulham v Leicester
Spurs v Southampton


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Team against Chelsea 02/12

Over on the forum we’ve been discussing the team against Chelsea…


following the result against Southampton I would largely keep the same team against Chelsea, the only change I would make is Bryan, who is now fit? for MLM.

Team against Chelsea

Subs: Betts, Ream, MLM, Anguissa, Vietto, AK47

I’ll be tough getting anything against them, but last week proved we’ve got some fight back and they are beatable   


Team against Chelsea

Tempted to see Bryan left back like you say. 

Also perhaps see how Anguissa plays under Ranieri instead of Seri as I imagine we will be under the cosh for large portions of the game. Not expecting much to be honest..! Another languid Anguissa performance no doubt..

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Games for the Weekend 01/12

We’re off to the dog track this weekend

Chelsea v Fulham

So the 2nd game in  Claudio Ranieri’s term in charge of the “Mighty Whites” is against one of his previous teams. Having got the win against Southampton, the team showed more fight having gone behind and in previous games we would have capitulated against the strong Saints finish? but we held on for our 2nd win.

Chelsea’s unbeaten run came to an end against Spurs, what are the chances Ranieri can get the lads to get a result against most expectations?

Games of interest…

Friday 30th Nov
Cardiff v Wolves

Saturday 1st Dec
Palace v Burnley
Huddersfield v Brighton
Newcastle v West Ham

Sunday 2nd Dec
Chelsea v Fulham



Team against Southampton 24/11

Over on the forum we’ve been discussing the team against Southampton…


Team against Southampton

Subs: Betts, Ream, MLM, Anguissa, Vietto, AK47

I think we did OK against Liverpool, certainly for the 1st half, and Chambers looked a completely different player. Ryan has to play a more attacking role and I can see AK47 coming on later in the game.


Team against the Saints


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