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Monday Fulham Stuff - 02/12/19...
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:01:13 AM »
Six Championship Games Await Fulham, Six Games That Could Determine How Their Season Shapes Up

As we enter the month of December, my how times flies, Fulham Football Club are in a good position.

November saw Fulham enter a run of form that has seen them win their last FOUR Championship games.

Such form has seen Scott Parker’s side climb up to third in the table, closing in on Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion.

Dreams of a quick return to the Premier League are very much alive, although there is, admittedly, a lot of hard work to do to before such a dream can be realised.

This month, with the festive period awaiting us, Fulham embark on a run of SIX Championship fixtures that could determine how their season unfolds:

• 07 Dec – Fulham v Bristol City
• 10 Dec – Preston North End v Fulham
• 14 Dec – Brentford v Fulham
• 21 Dec – Fulham v Leeds United
• 26 Dec – Luton Town v Fulham
• 29 Dec – Fulham v Stoke City

Good results from those six games could see the Cottagers push on with that hope of promotion, a bad run of results could, quite easily, see those dreams dashed.

Now, this is where you come in!

With eighteen points available from those six games, look into your crystal balls and decide just how many points Scott Parker’s side will accumulate.

I’ll set the ball rolling with 13, but what are your predictions?

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 08:05:39 AM »
Mateusz Klich gives verdict on Leeds’ biggest competitors this season

Mateusz Klich has stated that he thinks the Championship is a three-horse race between his own Leeds side, West Brom and Fulham.

The Whites have had a brilliant start to this campaign and currently sit top of the table with West Brom yet to play so far this weekend.

All three sides have a large amount of quality for this division, and it hasn’t been a surprise to anyone to see them all competing for the automatic promotion places in the Championship.

There’s still a long way to go in the season yet, but Klich believes that it is a three-horse race at the top of the table and has praised West Brom as the best team in the league.

Speaking to Leeds Live about whether the promotion race will be between the division’s current top three, Klich said: “Yes, it looks like Fulham are playing very good football. They got [Aleksandar] Mitrovic with 15 goals.

“West Brom, in my opinion, best team in the league and we are always there and we are trying to play our football.”

The Verdict

It is certainly looking like the three teams mentioned will all be competing at the top end of the season for the foreseeable future.

Leeds have started very well and it looks like any worry of a play-off hangover has completely gone and they are hitting form at the right time ahead of a busy Christmas schedule. Fulham are starting to pick up some excellent results, whilst West Brom have been consistent in all areas of their game in the current campaign.

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 08:07:20 AM »
U18s Maintain Unbeaten Campaign

Main Action:

The Under-18s maintained top spot with by gaining a gritty point against a strong Chelsea side on Saturday morning.

Ollie O’Neill and Jean-Pierre Tiehi put the lads ahead twice before being pegged back by two Chelsea goals in an overall solid performance.

Chelsea started on the front foot and took the game to the boys. Marcel Lewis fired an effort that deflected into the arms of Damian Las.

However, these boys only need one chance. Sylvester Jasper picked up a loose pass and purposefully drove at the defence. He threaded a ball into Ollie O’Neill who did the rest.

It was understandable why the hosts had been involved in so many high-scoring games of late. Their expansive style allowed Sam Iling to get a shot away that wasn’t ever troubling Damian Las.

The second half started in the same fashion. Chelsea dominating possession. Ibane Bowat sliced his clearance that meant Jonathon Page had to intervene by preventing a certain goal. From the resulting set-play Jay Stansfield’s clearance slammed into Charlie Wigget and into the corner.

The lads responded well and applied pressure of their own. The ball wouldn’t come down for Fabio Carvalho as a sea of bodies got into the path of the shot. The introduction of Jean-Pierre Tiehi gave the Young Whites a new physical outlet.

Stansfield had found chances hard to come by, but he got one from a diagonal pass from Page. Jake Askew got his fingertips to it to push the ball onto the post.

The game ramped up a notch in tempo. Luca Murphy thought he’d scored from a corner that was adjudged to have not crossed the line by the linesman. The lads were rewarded for their persistence with a goal. Jean-Pierre Tiehi made a run to the near post to glance home Carvalho’s cross.

The goal was a wakeup call to the Blues. Armando Broja shrugged off a challenge to find a yard and squeeze a shot low past Damian Las.

Carvalho was looking to take the game to the hosts as he dribbled in-field to send a venomous shot that Askew needed to be at full stretch to push it behind in the last action.

What That Means:

The point keeps the boys in top spot with Brighton losing to Southampton. Should Chelsea win their game in hand, they will move top.

Notable Talking Points:

    Ollie O’Neill’s goal in the third minute was the first registered shot of the game.

    Sylvester Jasper and Fabio Carvalho stepped back from the Under-23s to be recalled for today’s game.

    Jean-Pierre Tiehi needed only 17 minutes to find the net after coming off the bench.