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General Discussion / Re: Thursday Fulham Stuff - 09/02/23...
« Last post by whitejc on Today at 12:15:38 AM »
Post-Sunderland Press Conference

Marco Silva gave credit to our opponents on Wednesday night, but felt his Fulham side deserved their place in Round Five of the Emirates FA Cup.

“Firstly, congratulations to Sunderland,” he said. “They obligated us to play 180 minutes in this round. They made it difficult for us.

“And of course, congratulations to our players and our fans, because we are going to play in the Fifth Round, which was our clear goal from the first time we played against them at the Cottage.

“I think from the first minute we were the better team on the pitch. We played one or two touches every time, some moments we played a little bit slower than we would like, but from the first minute we created dangerous moments around their box.

“We scored early in the game which gave us the confidence to control the game in a different way. First 30 minutes we probably created enough chances to score the second goal and to be even more comfortable in the game.”

With Fulham a goal to the good at half-time, Silva did not rest on his laurels, introducing Aleksandar Mitrović and Andreas Pereira at the break.

“At 1-0, they are always going to believe, even at 2-0 they believed, and at 3-1 as well,” he explained.

“The last 15 minutes of the first half, we lost a little bit of our shape and our pressure was not at the level it should be, and because of that we decided to change things and start the second half with Mitro and Andreas Pereira.

“The team improved, our shape improved off the ball as well. We scored the second goal and, at that moment, everyone probably thought the game would be killed but, at this level, never.

“They believed until the end, they scored to make it 2-1, and even with our reaction to make it 3-1 they kept believing.

“It was a real FA Cup tie, with two teams playing to go through, but overall tonight we were the best team.”

One big blot on the evening came right at the end when Tom Cairney took a knock following a counter-attack, and had to be helped from the pitch at full-time

“They are assessing him,” Silva stated. “Tom Cairney was clearly the best player on the pitch. By far.

“A great, great performance from him. Another one. A great performance from him. In the last minute he got an injury, let’s see if it’s really serious or not.

“They are assessing him, at the beginning it seemed a little bit more serious, now we are more confident it probably won’t be, but later tonight, tomorrow, in two days’ time we are going to see.

“It’s not just him, Harrison Reed as well had some problems, he twisted his knee a little bit, so let’s see in the next few days. Time is really short for the next game, but we will see.”



https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2023/february/08/post-sunderland-press-conference/
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General Discussion / Re: Thursday Fulham Stuff - 09/02/23...
« Last post by whitejc on Today at 12:14:24 AM »
Sunderland 2-3 Fulham

Fulham saw off Championship play-off hopefuls Sunderland to set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Leeds United.

Harry Wilson's early goal put a much-changed Fulham side in control of the fourth-round replay, with the winger slotting his effort into the bottom corner with the outside of his boot after he was teed up by Carlos Vinícius.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andreas Pereira combined for Fulham's second goal just before the hour mark, when the Serbian striker did well to keep the ball in on the byline and touch it back for his fellow substitute to tap in.

Sunderland were given hope of a comeback inside the final 15 minutes when Jack Clarke curled a superb strike into the far corner following a pass from Ajibola Alese.

But Layvin Kurzawa re-established Fulham's two-goal lead in the 82nd minute, firing into the roof of the net following a knockdown from Shane Duffy.

With stoppage time approaching, substitute Jewison Bennette coolly lifted into the corner from close range to cut the deficit, but the Black Cats fell short despite a valiant effort.

Fulham boss Marco Silva, watching from the stands due to a touchline ban, said: "We've been working hard to reach this level and create a winning mentality.

"I knew before the game that it wouldn't be the best, I made nine changes, but we are pleased."

Substitutes seal deal for Fulham
Throughout the match, Sunderland showed why they have aims of returning to the Premier League and are just two points off the Championship play-off places as they put Fulham under serious pressure.

Amad Diallo was a bright spark for the home side, with his low shot cleared off the line by Duffy after he chopped inside and rifled a strike towards goal.

Patrick Roberts' effort deflected off Duffy and forced Marek Rodak into a smart save as Sunderland showed their attacking prowess despite missing striker Ross Stewart.

Wilson had two other opportunities for Fulham in the first half, but Anthony Patterson saved one effort following a fine solo run and he then placed his shot wide of the post after being sent through by captain Tom Cairney.

Silva's decision to bring on Mitrovic and Pereira increased the intensity from the visitors after the break and they showed the quality that has seen them climb to sixth in the top flight.

Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray said after the game: "I think the supporters deserve huge credit for keeping the players going. We're fighting for these people who come to support us.

"We started a bit tentatively but we pushed them and they finished with their strongest team really which I think is a credit to us."



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64572125
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General Discussion / Thursday Fulham Stuff - 09/02/23...
« Last post by whitejc on Today at 12:13:32 AM »
FA Cup replay
Wednesday
Sunderland
2-3
Fulham


Results
Wednesday
Man Utd
2-2
Leeds
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I have to say I'm very surprised that he's that bad at English. He had at least 8-12 years of classes at school (depending on whether he chose to go to middle school or not, English is a mandatory subject in Serbia, so had it for 8 years at the very least). Maybe he's just not confident enough in his English to do an interview?

This paragraph had me all confused until I realised you are from serbia,

Because in England, most children are taught German and/or French for 8-12 years but like myself, correct me if other schools/areas are different but most of my classmates and myself knew zero French when leaving school.

I can say hello in two different ways but it ends there, I think I can also tell you my name, but I wouldn't know if you had asked my name.

I've just had a little giggle as this whole page, plus myself, reflects the british arrogance (but the French are worse 😉)
People usually speak English quite well, pop culture helps as well, movies, tv series, celebrities etc from USA and UK are very popular here, as well as the Premier League and the NBA. There are lots of kids who play online video games or watch youtube too, so that coupled with 8-12 years of learning it in school meams that pretty much 99% percent of the younger population speak it well.

We also learn a second foreign language for 4-8 years, most commonly German, but in some schools you can pick between German, French or Russian (or 2 of those three). Of course if you pick a language-oriented high school you may learn up to 4-5 different languages in school before university.
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General Discussion / Re: Injuries
« Last post by perry geyton on Today at 12:04:22 AM »
Twitter is down, however, Silva said after the game tonight that TC and Reed both picked up injuries tonight, TC was his ankle and Reed is his knee. Both big doubts for Saturday, but they don’t know the extent of the injuries yet

No problem. Cairney not a starter and lukic ready in waiting. Great result

Sorry but possibly losing 2 regular midfielders is a problem. If out for any time we have no proper replacement’s
It’s a big problem, Harrison is integral plus a knee injury is generally bad
Also
We’ve seen nothing of Lukic yet, so don’t get your pecker up so soon
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General Discussion / Re: Tom Cairney tonight
« Last post by perry geyton on February 08, 2023, 11:59:51 PM »
Rumour he has been taken to hospital.
Says who ?
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General Discussion / Re: POST MATCH: Sunderland 2-3 Fulham (FA Cup)
« Last post by ChesterTheTabby on February 08, 2023, 11:49:53 PM »
The Cairney injury is worrisome, but fortunately, Lukic will be available from now on (Lucky Lukic, there'll be a nickname in that...).
Duffy seems to be just the kind of old-school battling defender who could help us see out a game as a late sub, if needed, too.

I really rate Duffy’s grit, he just doesn’t get enough game time, so slips up from time to time.
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General Discussion / Re: Tom Cairney tonight
« Last post by RaySmith on February 08, 2023, 11:40:10 PM »
The whole team kind of drifted out of it after 30 minutes or so though, after a very good start. Maybe not just a TC problem. Thought he was class the whole game, one of the few that really stood up when we were put under pressure.

Agree about Tom, really showed his class - not just skillful passing and dictating play in the first half,  but determined - winning the ball, defending, and he kept going right to the final minute.

First class display from him tonight, fully deserved MoM.
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General Discussion / Re: Injuries
« Last post by sarnian on February 08, 2023, 11:33:43 PM »
Twitter is down, however, Silva said after the game tonight that TC and Reed both picked up injuries tonight, TC was his ankle and Reed is his knee. Both big doubts for Saturday, but they don’t know the extent of the injuries yet

No problem. Cairney not a starter and lukic ready in waiting. Great result

Sorry but possibly losing 2 regular midfielders is a problem. If out for any time we have no proper replacement’s
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General Discussion / Re: Cup Stats
« Last post by Ludlow Richard on February 08, 2023, 11:26:01 PM »
Looks like the last time we were in the 5th round of the FA Cup was 20/2/2011when we lost 0-1 to Bolton Wanderers.

2016/17 we got as far as the 5th round but lost 0-3 at home to Spurs.
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