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Title: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 03:00:07 PM
Can some please help with the li
ne up.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 03:07:42 PM
We are looking solid upfront.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: The King on October 20, 2012, 03:08:18 PM
Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Sidwell, Baird, Richardson, Rodallega, Berbatov, Petric. Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Kasami, Karagounis, Diarra, Dejagah, Kacaniklic

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Bennett, Ireland, El Ahmadi, Delph, Holman, Bent, Agbonlahor. Subs: Given, N'Zogbia, Albrighton, Benteke, Bannan, Weimann, Lichaj
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 03:14:32 PM
Petric misses a great chance but it is all a bit too open for me. No midfield for either side.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: God The Mechanic on October 20, 2012, 03:31:04 PM
Petric misses a great chance but it is all a bit too open for me. No midfield for either side.

At least Diarra isn't needed at the moment then ;)  Could really do with scoring soon though, looking pretty dangerous at the moment.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Mr Fulham on October 20, 2012, 03:31:26 PM
We're missing a real wide man. Duff. I'd bring on Dejagah.

Decent penalty shout though with Rodallega, who was clearly pushed by Bennett (?)
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Post by: MisfitKid on October 20, 2012, 03:34:08 PM
Announcer on a recent corner: "A lot of height in white"   :011:
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Mr Fulham on October 20, 2012, 03:39:11 PM
Pretty low quality match.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: God The Mechanic on October 20, 2012, 03:45:54 PM
Sidwell had to get that on target, seriously.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: ElissonSnygg on October 20, 2012, 03:48:07 PM
I like the line-up involving Berba, Petric and Rodallega. Hope it works out well in the second half.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 03:49:44 PM
Frustrating that we haven't managed to score. But always look dangerous going forward. Needs a bit of guile otherwise we can be upset in the second half. A bit like a youth match with nobody putting their foot on the ball and controlling things.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 03:49:58 PM
Been a strange half, we've looked more threatening without creating too much. Not sure Berbs and Petric can play up top together, they're very similar. I'd bring Dejagah on for Petric after 5-10 mins, and move Rod up front. I think Rod's played fairly well on the right though. Probably been our best player.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: jarv on October 20, 2012, 03:51:05 PM
Poor first half.Villa look like a 2nd division team in a cup tie. No class but fight for everything. Fulham far too casual. Could lose this one if they don't change up a gear.


Berbatov and Petric look like a bit of a luxury together.  The team still needs a forward with some pace (Defoe type).


Let's hope for a better 2nd half.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Mr Fulham on October 20, 2012, 03:51:23 PM
I'd bring Dejagah on for Petric after 5-10 mins, and move Rod up front.
:plus one:
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 03:54:09 PM
Clearly missing Duff.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: NogoodBoyo on October 20, 2012, 03:57:48 PM
Not as bad as some are making out.  
We look a bit disjointed, which isn't surprising given the line-up and the fact that many of these players have hardly trained together let alone played together.  A tad too many strikers on our side  and not enough influential midfield men for me, but I'll settle for the current position and hope that Jol can sort out some structure in his half-time talk.
Oh, Riise has been absolutely excellent!
Nogood "poor quality link though, so I might be talking absolute bolleaux, isit" Boyo
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: bugsy on October 20, 2012, 03:59:06 PM
I really don't know what I thought of that half. I agree with Ordar..strange comes to mind but I'm not sure why.  Seems to be a game that we should win handily but I get the impression that the players themselves, upfront that is, can't quite figure out a game plan to stick to. Not too concerned just yet.  
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Jamie88 on October 20, 2012, 04:03:22 PM
Great strike rodders...
....and now Berba follows suit....honestly what is wrong with our finishing today?
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 04:11:43 PM
Come on we need to bring on a wide player for Petric and Rodders alongside Berbatov.

We are going to be sucker punched if we are not careful.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: God The Mechanic on October 20, 2012, 04:12:17 PM
And a midfielder to take the game by the scruff of the neck... if he's fit.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: grandad on October 20, 2012, 04:16:42 PM
Kaca should be on for Richardson
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: jarv on October 20, 2012, 04:17:36 PM
Agree with Mr. Lighthouse, could get caught. Two factors...Villa only won 3 away in 23, Fulham hot favourites. All set for  a Fulhamish day.   Please not!
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 04:19:47 PM
Sidwell is just garabage today
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: jarv on October 20, 2012, 04:20:28 PM
Rubbish effortts from both Richardson and Sidwell.  C'mon guys.!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 04:21:03 PM
Diarra...... yes please
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 04:21:08 PM
Diarra on for Petric.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: St Eve on October 20, 2012, 04:22:19 PM
Now bring Kaka on for Richardson
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 04:27:16 PM
Richardson off for the debut Iranian.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Horse on October 20, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
God Sidwell is rubbish.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: MisfitKid on October 20, 2012, 04:29:18 PM
Sidwell still out there...?   :56:
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 04:30:26 PM
To be fair to Sidwell, at least he's been involved. Baird has done absolutely nothing
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Horse on October 20, 2012, 04:30:40 PM
We really need Diarra to play every minute of every game.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 04:33:27 PM
I can see Villa nicking this. No urgency or quality in the side today
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: OxfordWhite on October 20, 2012, 04:33:46 PM
We really need Diarra to play every minute of every game.


Spot on. Gives us a pivot in the middle
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 04:36:01 PM
Bring Kaka now what the hell are we waiting for ?
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 04:36:41 PM
To be fair to Sidwell, at least he's been involved. Baird has done absolutely nothing
very true I didn't think he was playing today
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: jarv on October 20, 2012, 04:37:25 PM
entering the twilight zone now. villa know we give away goals in the last 10 and really up for it. rubbish performance today. that makes 2 in a row.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 04:40:29 PM
Dejagah looks quality
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: ffcbulgaria on October 20, 2012, 04:40:59 PM
Dejagah looks quality

seems to have a rocket shot OH goD WE SCORED COYW
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 04:41:23 PM
Bring on the Greek
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Horse on October 20, 2012, 04:41:38 PM
YESSSS!
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: MisfitKid on October 20, 2012, 04:41:57 PM
I can breathe now...
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 04:42:09 PM
As I said, Baird's done nothing....lol
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: costarican white on October 20, 2012, 04:42:23 PM
YES! I was starting to believe there was no hope
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Azeedo on October 20, 2012, 04:42:27 PM
Baird Really
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 04:42:36 PM
Oh hold on Fulham
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Horse on October 20, 2012, 04:42:41 PM
Baird sucks... Wow Fulham almost do their normal blow up.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: ffcbulgaria on October 20, 2012, 04:42:54 PM
As I said, Baird's done nothing....lol

nothing wrong absolutely true :D
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Enter the Frei on October 20, 2012, 04:43:24 PM
almost threw it away again, Dejagah strong quick and powerful runner. Should fit in well.
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Post by: Northern Cottager on October 20, 2012, 04:48:10 PM
 :scarf: COYW  yee-haw!
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: costarican white on October 20, 2012, 04:50:22 PM
hold de the ball!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: jarv on October 20, 2012, 04:51:56 PM
RELIEF   great 3 points  Off to get my  S001.gif
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 04:53:10 PM
Well we made a right meal of that! Great win though
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: costarican white on October 20, 2012, 04:53:36 PM
now that was tough game, great 3 points indeed
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: MisfitKid on October 20, 2012, 04:54:28 PM
I'll take all three.   098.gif
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: PokerMatt on October 20, 2012, 04:55:04 PM
Huge win that. We earned it against Lambert's dull army.

I don't think we were as bad as some are making out. We dominated in terms of shots and had more possession and corners. Remember how hard it was to play against us under Roy? Villa are similar now and we deserved the points today.
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Post by: Sector9 on October 20, 2012, 04:56:23 PM
Enjoyed the game! Wasn't as pretty as Norwich or West Brom, but an entertaining match.

Dejagah looks GOOD. Excited about him. I wouldn't like to be the person who had to choose our front 6.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Ordar on October 20, 2012, 04:58:04 PM
I thought what was noticeable, that we had some genuine options on the bench. Dairra, Dejagah and Karagounis all did well when they came on. Particularly excited by Dejagah.

We didnt play that badly. Villa came for a point and to stifle us. I hope today has proven that Berbs and Rod are the best options up front. Petric and Berbs are too similar.

I thought Riise and Reither played well

This is the type of game we would have lost in the past
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Post by: luisfa on October 20, 2012, 04:58:32 PM
Diarra is pure class, best player in the midfield
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: theotherdembele on October 20, 2012, 04:59:00 PM
Good win, definitely deserved we dominated the game and villa offered nothing.

I cant keep mentioning how poor sidwell is, hes the new kelly in our team offers nothing going forward or back
and has absolutely NO technique. Great to see diarra back showing how a real central mid plays, hes in a class of
his own and truly world class in my opinion.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: MasterHaynes on October 20, 2012, 05:03:02 PM
Dejagah is awesome
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: theotherdembele on October 20, 2012, 05:04:53 PM
Its been a while since we had a direct winger with real explosive pace.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Lighthouse on October 20, 2012, 05:07:07 PM
Don't agree Sidwell was poor. Look at his stats and he played well enough. Two full backs were huge today. Great subs (not something I often say) and our new Iranian looks the business. We missed Duff early and Rodders is better inside than playing wide. Not convinced that Petric and Berbatov work together.

Odd match and one we deserved to win. The chances we created deserved better.

Well done Fulham.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Snibbo on October 20, 2012, 05:08:38 PM
Don't agree Sidwell was poor. Look at his stats and he played well enough. Two full backs were huge today. Great subs (not something I often say) and our new Iranian looks the business. We missed Duff early and Rodders is better inside than playing wide. Not convinced that Petric and Berbatov work together.

Odd match and one we deserved to win. The chances we created deserved better.

Well done Fulham.
Yes, but equally we could have lost it quite easily. Holman caused us all sorts of trouble down their right. Duffer would have quietened him down perhaps.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: NogoodBoyo on October 20, 2012, 05:11:33 PM
Diarra's fitness is the clue to our form this season.  Sidwell didn't play nearly as badly as people made out.  He was first to so many balls and broke up their attacks time and time again.  His distribution wasn't too good.  That's why I don't like to see him and Baird together in midfield.
Wingers.  Duff, Kaca, Frei, now the Iranian.  This is clearly the direction Jol wants us to take.  Get the ball wide and fire it in.  
However, with Berbatov fed by Diarra or some other Murphy replacement, we still have the option of taking it fast and straight up the middle.
This team is only just beginning to play together.
Nogood "high hopes, itis" Boyo
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Mr Fulham on October 20, 2012, 06:00:33 PM
Its been a while since we had a direct winger with real explosive pace.
Kaca and Frei.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: cmg on October 20, 2012, 06:05:42 PM
Diarra's fitness is the clue to our form this season.  Sidwell didn't play nearly as badly as people made out.  He was first to so many balls and broke up their attacks time and time again.  His distribution wasn't too good.  That's why I don't like to see him and Baird together in midfield.
Wingers.  Duff, Kaca, Frei, now the Iranian.  This is clearly the direction Jol wants us to take.  Get the ball wide and fire it in.  
However, with Berbatov fed by Diarra or some other Murphy replacement, we still have the option of taking it fast and straight up the middle.
This team is only just beginning to play together.
Nogood "high hopes, itis" Boyo

Almost exactly how I saw it.

By coming on as sub Diarra illustrated exactly how valuable he is. An absolute diamond - we must pray that he keeps fit and lives forever (which he has already made a good stab at).

Sidwell will, from some quarters, collect his traditional and undeserved slagging off. He does his best, is decent defensively but is simply too limited to be an ideal Premiership mid. He ain't going to turn into Xabi Alonso overnight and when paired with another limited player like Baird, we just don't have enough midfield creativity. Diarra provides the class.

The two full-backs were excellent today.

What you say about wingers is also very true. Given that, it was strange that we didn't start with any of the four. Dejagah's appearance showed that this is going to be a hotly contested position in future.
We played some pretty stuff today but lacked a cutting edge and I wonder if Rodellega's lack of finishing will mean he is difficult to fit in.

Getting the right end of one-goal results is the key to success at this level (there aren't many 'laughers') and we have much to look forward to.

Congratulations to Bairdinho on his goal. Was it a fine piece of opportunism from a poor corner; or was it a well-worked move?
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: Mr Fulham on October 20, 2012, 06:14:26 PM
To compare Baird and Sidwell in terms of their footballing ability is ridiculous.

Sidwell is very limited indeed. Does his defensive job, but looses balls, runs into trouble too often and does those ridiculous sliding tackles all over the place. But the most important thing is that his first touch is pretty awful.

Baird on the other hand is so underrated in that midfield slot, and always has been. He's not as glossy as Dembele or Diarra, but he does his job and his passing/footballing ability is sublime.

I like Sidwell, but Baird is the man to partner Diarra in the next few months.
Title: Re: Fulham Vs Aston Villa Match Thread
Post by: daib0 on October 20, 2012, 07:24:01 PM
Wow, up to 8th... That already makes us - Reading - nervous for next week. We're not getting outplayed as such, but we're simply not competing sufficiently.
Anyway, I'll be in touch in a few days to sound you out for next weekend, if you don't mind. Enjoys your pints tonight guys ...

daib0 (David)
Reading fan 'in peace'