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General Discussion / Re: Joachim Andersen
« Last post by Peabody on March 08, 2021, 06:32:38 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Beware... VERY STRONG LANGUAGE
« Last post by filham on March 08, 2021, 06:26:43 PM »
No doubt that we were the better team on Sunday now the Liverpool fans are about to demonstrate that Fulham fans are better in defeat than them.
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To me it shows how comfortable we are in defending.... let's face it, our defence (including keeper) are up with the best in the league
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General Discussion / Re: Today's referee is no Friend of ours but
« Last post by karldutton on March 08, 2021, 06:24:23 PM »
The ref would take a minute or two when every time Liverpool were in offside, I just think the referees just think of it too much and slows down the game completely. The same thing with the extra 2 added minutes when the ball was everywhere in the pitch and it gone out a few times by then.
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General Discussion / Re: Ola Aina Appreciation Thread
« Last post by Milo on March 08, 2021, 06:23:36 PM »
Sell Mawson, Knockaert, Johansen etc and spend money making Aina permanent.
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General Discussion / Re: Ola Aina Appreciation Thread
« Last post by AJW48361 on March 08, 2021, 06:23:19 PM »
Done well looks to have a great attitude to the game. Must admit he looked a liability first few games.
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General Discussion / Re: Why did we barely keep the ball in the second half?
« Last post by blingo on March 08, 2021, 06:21:07 PM »
I feared this would happen when Maja was taken off. This is not a dig at RLC (although I thought he was pretty ineffective), I just felt we lacked someone to pass forward to, the ball just kept coming straight back. I also thought the mindset changed to "OK the boss has taken off our striker so let's sit deep and try to see this out". It worked but i was very nervous.


A BIG +1 Twig. Plus when he came on RLC was mostly ball watching.
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General Discussion / Re: Why did we barely keep the ball in the second half?
« Last post by bencher on March 08, 2021, 06:14:13 PM »
Some replies have commented on it being team orders etc. I don't think that's right. Parker lamented the fact that we ended spending the whole second half defending deep. I think the GK and centre backs should have been ordering the midfield higher up the pitch to help alleviate the pressure. We could then have won the ball back in the middle instead of the edge of our box and have no out ball. Subbing Maja was not the cause of playing deep, it was the effect, as Parker thought RLC would offer a threat on the break, to help push us out, but that didn't work either.

On the other hand, it's satisfying to see us defend so well. The best way to avoid it is to have a bigger goal cushion giving the other team less hope of getting back in the game. So in a way, you can blame the forwards for their profligacy.
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General Discussion / Re: Ola Aina Appreciation Thread
« Last post by Fernhurst on March 08, 2021, 06:05:43 PM »
I’m a convert also, his performances settling in were not great, however, he has really grown on me. Some of the stuff he gets away with now is frankly cheeky.

Good luck with the rest of your time with FFC Ola.
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General Discussion / Re: Tony Khan did a good job fixing his early mistake.
« Last post by Baszab on March 08, 2021, 06:02:11 PM »
Totally agree

Parker and the rest of the coaching team have brilliantly built  a squad and team ethic from a  hastily assembled and completely unbalanced squad

IF we survive, it will be inspite of TK...not because of him

Yet when the team does poorly it's due to the ownership group.  Gotcha. :dft001:

Yes you are 100% correct - because SP and the coaching team's impact is now being realised - before then, the additions were too late and unbalanced
The squad remains unbalanced - but somehow we can start to be hopeful now - and long may this feeling remain amongst the players
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