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Title: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 01:11:58 PM
Surprised no one has started a match thread.
Anyway, first thoughts. We're playing fairly well though Ruiz is poor again. Ref having a shocker, not giving us anything. Should've got a penalty and N'Zonzi should've walked.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Fulham_Surrey on February 23, 2013, 01:14:04 PM
That was a clean red card. Nzonzi punched Ruiz in the face.  The ref is a joke.  We are dominating them.  As I suggested before, playing Berba as lone striker with Bryan Ruiz behind is great.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Northern Cottager on February 23, 2013, 01:19:13 PM
N zonzi is a whiney little bitch. These are here for the taking.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: IranianCottager on February 23, 2013, 01:21:39 PM
Dejagah has been playing very well, all of Fulham's attack coming from the right through he and Riether.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Fulham_Surrey on February 23, 2013, 01:29:44 PM
I am sorry, I feel this has been our best game this year.  Just so unlucky not to score already.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: cebu on February 23, 2013, 01:33:49 PM
Oh yes, Berba!
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Baider on February 23, 2013, 01:34:03 PM
Wow!!!!!!
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: SaltfordWhite on February 23, 2013, 01:34:29 PM
Legend.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: The King on February 23, 2013, 01:34:32 PM
Oh wow.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: LordNelson on February 23, 2013, 01:35:17 PM
UNSTOPPABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :wine: :yay: :clap_hands: 065.gif :medal: :Haynes The Maestro: :54: :drums: 082.gif :scarf: :plus one:
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: IranianCottager on February 23, 2013, 01:35:33 PM
What a volley! Beautiful one-two between Dejagah and Riether before the goal!
Unbelievable finish by Berba!
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 01:37:04 PM
Berbatov looks a different player. He's actually playing like a number 9 and not a number 10. Rarely dropping deep and making lots of runs into the box. This is what he's capable of. Quite astonishing finish.
Here's to hoping he keeps it up. Duff is pretty invisible so I'd bring on Emanuelson.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Riverside on February 23, 2013, 01:37:20 PM
Good 1st half . Great Berba goal. Excellent on the right - Reither and Dejagah . And in centre midfield - Sidwell and Karagounis .

Still think though the Berba Ruiz combo does not work. I am never happy when we are only 1 up.

Bring on Hugo and drop Berba back to 10.
Would also like to see Urby for Duff
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Lighthouse on February 23, 2013, 01:39:54 PM
Berbatov has messed up a few great build ups with some pointless flicks and back heels. But when you can finish like that I guess we can forgive him. Stoke have been woeful so let's hope we can create more chances with all our good play. As we really have been all over them without creating a great deal.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: IranianCottager on February 23, 2013, 01:41:44 PM
The defense has been great although not having much to do, Riise and especially Riether looking great when pushing up.
Sidwell and Karagounis are controlling the midfield, Dejagah has been great on the right. Ruiz has been poor I think, and Duff isn't getting involved at all.
Berbatov is doing very well, he is staying up with the last defender, playing as a true number nine. It paid off with his goal.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: ElissonSnygg on February 23, 2013, 01:44:35 PM
Berbatov, what a goal. Fulham Goal of the Season !
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: grandad on February 23, 2013, 01:47:35 PM
We must go for the 2nd goal ASAP. I never fancy us holding a 1-0. Duffers must up his game or bring on Urby.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: SaltfordWhite on February 23, 2013, 01:52:39 PM
What a good save.  The less said about the creation of the chance the better, though.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Logicalman on February 23, 2013, 01:54:05 PM
What was Helga doing there, backwards header towards his own goal? He's a complete liability to us.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: grandad on February 23, 2013, 01:54:14 PM
What was Schwarzer doing. He should have come for that.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Riverside on February 23, 2013, 01:56:33 PM
1 is not enough
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: rusty shackleford on February 23, 2013, 01:58:54 PM
what the fcuk
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: rusty shackleford on February 23, 2013, 01:59:06 PM
yes!
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: SaltfordWhite on February 23, 2013, 01:59:12 PM
Another tremendous save.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: grandad on February 23, 2013, 01:59:43 PM
How can that be a pen & justice is done.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: IranianCottager on February 23, 2013, 02:04:19 PM
Wow what a stupid hand ball by Dejagah, Schwarzer saved him.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: LordNelson on February 23, 2013, 02:04:44 PM
Well, when you throw both your hands up in front of the ball in the box that's a penalty.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: rusty shackleford on February 23, 2013, 02:10:14 PM
How many shots does riise need before he will actually score?
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:12:15 PM
Urby for Duff. This is a poor second half.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:13:34 PM
Huth should be off for a blatant elbow.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Nick the Swede on February 23, 2013, 02:19:30 PM
Send Huth off, if not for any other reason than being ex-Scum


-"Oh when the Whites!"
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:20:20 PM
What are you waiting for Marty?
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: grandad on February 23, 2013, 02:27:39 PM
We should be playing against 9 men. Nzonzi & Huth should have been sent off.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:29:09 PM
What is the point of bringing him on now?? Bizarre!
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: rusty shackleford on February 23, 2013, 02:39:23 PM
Great display on team unity at the end there!
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:41:42 PM
Good good win. The manner of the win was impressive. We absolutely dominated them and they posed no threat whatsoever. Slightly disappointed with the second half performance though. Much better from Berbatov today.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: jarv on February 23, 2013, 02:42:37 PM
great 3 points, my nerves were on edge for a while though.  the ref who tossed Hangeland for nothing, allows 2 thugs to stay on the field for punches thrown. perhaps he just doesn't like Fulham.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: grandad on February 23, 2013, 02:43:00 PM
I would have made Sidwell MOM in spite of Schwarzer´s pen save. Karagounis comes a close 2nd. Great TEAM performance though.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: ron on February 23, 2013, 02:44:11 PM
We should be playing against 9 men. Nzonzi & Huth should have been sent off.

That Huth forearm smash on Senderos would have graced the old Saturday afternoon wrestling on ITV.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: IranianCottager on February 23, 2013, 02:44:21 PM
How did Dejagah do in the second-half besides the penalty incident? I couldn't watch.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:50:46 PM
How did Dejagah do in the second-half besides the penalty incident? I couldn't watch.

He had a great game.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: LordNelson on February 23, 2013, 02:51:08 PM
great 3 points, my nerves were on edge for a while though.  the ref who tossed Hangeland for nothing, allows 2 thugs to stay on the field for punches thrown. perhaps he just doesn't like Fulham.

Amazing innit.  It happened right in front of his friggin face too and all he gives is a yellow???????????   096.gig
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: MasterHaynes on February 23, 2013, 02:51:33 PM
Great display on team unity at the end there!
Hope everyone took notice so we can put to bed all the silly stories about Jol and the team unity
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: MikeCdawg on February 23, 2013, 02:52:09 PM
We should be playing against 9 men. Nzonzi & Huth should have been sent off.

That Huth forearm smash on Senderos would have graced the old Saturday afternoon wrestling on ITV.

Hulk Hogan would have been proud of that one
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Mitrovic the warrior on February 23, 2013, 02:52:43 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20447190 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20447190)


Jol's comment looking all the more apt on today's performance.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: zschwartz on February 23, 2013, 02:53:30 PM
silky as all hell; especially in contrast to bumbling, oafish stoke. a fine game, albeit a weird one. Quality dispatching of the d-grade thugs of huth, shawcross and n'zonzi.

And i like pulis. it's a perfectly valid way to play the game and it gives plenty of good teams a lot of trouble.  when they do it to united or chelsea it's a pleasure to watch.

schwarzer motm.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Lighthouse on February 23, 2013, 02:57:44 PM
Except for not creating enough we were all over them. Lots of good performances and we really should have been out of sight of a poor Stoke side. A great relief and more importantly a good performance.

But the sight of the thugs of Stoke  getting away with blind side punches and moaning about time wasting makes me ashamed of Prem football. Thank God we don't see them again this season.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: MasterHaynes on February 23, 2013, 03:01:29 PM
great 3 points, my nerves were on edge for a while though.  the ref who tossed Hangeland for nothing, allows 2 thugs to stay on the field for punches thrown. perhaps he just doesn't like Fulham.

Amazing innit.  It happened right in front of his friggin face too and all he gives is a yellow???????????   096.gig
Jol should do a Ferguson in the after game interview and say Probert has a history of giving poor decisions against us.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: ron on February 23, 2013, 03:03:33 PM
Except for not creating enough we were all over them. Lots of good performances and we really should have been out of sight of a poor Stoke side. A great relief and more importantly a good performance.

But the sight of the thugs of Stoke  getting away with blind side punches and moaning about time wasting makes me ashamed of Prem football. Thank God we don't see them again this season.

We still get the last laugh though.....They have to go back to Stoke!  :005:
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: grandad on February 23, 2013, 03:08:02 PM
Ha,ha 27,000 at the game & millions on TV saw both the Nzonzi & Huth incidents but Pullis said he didn´t see either. What a joke he is. Same as the ref though. Oh well, they got their just results.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: FFCfan on February 23, 2013, 03:13:57 PM
Great game for us. Mark is still the # 1, Berbs scored a great goal and if anybody noticed he was less grumpy than usual. The Ruiz + Berba partnership worked this time  :yay:

 :clap_hands: :clap_hands: :clap_hands:
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: SaltfordWhite on February 23, 2013, 03:17:23 PM
It was a good, if uninspiring win.  We were much, much the better side and it would have been a travesty had we not taken the points.

Stoke are thugs. Vile, obnoxious thugs and its amazing that they are allowed to get away with it season upon season.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Fulham_Surrey on February 23, 2013, 03:37:24 PM
I am amazed we won with this referree.  The same guy that tossed Hageland for nothing, today saved 2 red cards to Stoke, and gave them a non-existing penalty... Just amazing.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: NogoodBoyo on February 23, 2013, 04:56:22 PM
100% right on the red card for Nzozni (?) as it was right in front of Probert who saw it well enough to award a yellow for what should have been a straight red.  The Huth chop was probably more difficult as it was off the ball.  You'd hope the linesmen should have been able to help if the ref was watching the passage of play or other argie-bargie going on prior to the corner.
But I'm afraid you're 100% wrong on the penalty.  Dejagah put both hands up in front, even above his face before the cross and the ball hit them.  A stonewall penalty.
Nogood "still, wee won, so who cares, isit" Boyo
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: T.G. on February 23, 2013, 04:59:42 PM
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Nothing more to say.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Burt on February 23, 2013, 05:02:22 PM
Lovely goal.... Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Burt on February 23, 2013, 05:05:53 PM
Good to get the points today.

I thought Stoke were poor. They were difficult to break down, but offered little, and their best chances seem to come from frailties in our defence.

COYW
Title: Re: Fulham vs Stoke match thread
Post by: Northern Cottager on February 23, 2013, 05:11:56 PM
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Nothing more to say.

Just watched this for a good couple of minutes, beautiful strike.