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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 23/10/19...
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2019, 03:57:32 PM »
Fulham boss sends message to squad after disappointing defeat

Scott Parker will no doubt have been dismayed to see his Fulham side lose 2-0 away at lowly Stoke City last weekend, with the defeat coming after a run of four Championship games unbeaten for the Cottagers, compounding them to just their third defeat this season.

Luckily for the Whites, they have a chance to redeem themselves quickly, with the west Londoners taking on another struggling Championship side in the shape of Luton Town tonight at Craven Cottage.

With the Whites still recovering from their surprise defeat to the Potters last time out, it is perhaps unsurprising that Parker has urged his players to put things right tonight against the Hatters, with the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder telling Fulhamfc.com:

“We need to reboot and quickly look onto what’s next, because they keep coming thick and fast.”

This could be a tougher game for Parker’s side than first thought, particularly with the Hatters having recorded an impressive 3-0 home win over Championship high-flyers Bristol City last time out.

The Verdict

From my perspective, I can certainly see this being a tough game for the Whites, particularly with Luton playing an expansive attacking style that is likely to test the Fulham backline considerably, which could perhaps their weaknesses when out of possession.

Parker will definitely not be taking this game lightly, with the ex-West Ham man clearly expressing his desire for the team to get back on track as they seek to get a firm grip on one of the promotion places this season, as they seek to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

With Fulham possessing probably the best front three in the Championship, I do fear for Luton if messrs Mitrovic, Knockaert and Cavaleiro find their shooting boots at Craven Cottage tonight.

Especially because the Hatters defence has already shipped 20 goals in their first 12 league outings this term, something Graeme Jones will no doubt be looking to improve if they are to stand a chance of staying in the second division this term.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/fulham-boss-sends-message-to-squad-after-disappointing-defeat/

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 23/10/19...
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2019, 04:36:33 PM »
Preston Match Televised

Fulham's trip to Preston North End in December has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

The date and time remains unaffected, and so the Deepdale clash will kick-off at 7.45pm on Tuesday 10th December.



http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2019/october/23/preston-match-televised

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 23/10/19...
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2019, 05:32:07 PM »
Fulham told to solve Aleksandar Mitrovic goal 'problem' in promotion attempt - EXCLUSIVE
Fulham legend Gordon Davies reckons that Scott Parker can fire the club to promotion - if they can figure out how to create more chances for Aleksandar Mitrovic.


Fulham hero Gordon Davies knows that Aleksandar Mitrovic is crucial to success (Image: GETTY)

Fulham take on Luton at Craven Cottage on Wednesday as they look to get back into the Championship top six, and Gordon Davies knows what his former club need to do if they want to climb up the table over the next few months.

The ex-Wales international hit 178 goals in 450 appearances over two spells with the Whites, and he knows that Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic is the key to Fulham’s promotion hopes.

The 64-year-old, who now works for the club in hospitality, has backed Scott Parker to turn Fulham’s possession football into consistent victories - if they focus on getting the ball to their star striker inside the box more often.

Davies told Express Sport: “I know some of the recent results may have got a little bit of stick with regards to the style of play not always getting good results, and it can be argued that Fulham give others too much time to get organised defensively by playing the way that we play.

“However, we have fast players in the team with Anthony Knockaert, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Ivan Cavaleiro, we have the quality to get at teams, and we have the players to break out quickly from the back.

“It seems like possession football has overtaken the way that we can play and the way perhaps some supporters want us to perform.

“Many have said that we have some of the best attacking players in the division, but we’re only giving Mitrovic one or two chances a game.

“The way we play is good if we want to score the perfect goal, but if you look at Manchester City and Barcelona who have the best possession based football in the world, they always inject more pace when they get into the final third.”


Scott Parker's Fulham have dropped down to 10th in the Championship table (Image: GETTY)



https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1194091/Fulham-Aleksandar-Mitrovic-Scott-Parker-Gordon-Davies-Anthony-Knockaert-Ivan-Cavaleiro