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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff (26.01.11)
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2011, 05:09:50 PM »
http://theglobalherald.com/football-liverpool-v-fulham-barclays-premier-league-1011-preview/10044/?

Football: Liverpool v Fulham, Barclays Premier League 2010/11 Preview

Liverpool face Fulham at Anfield this evening in the Barclays Premier League, following perhaps their best performance of the 2010/11 season against Wolves on the weekend.

Both Liverpool, who are 11th and Fulham, who are 15th, are nearer the bottom of the league than the top than they would like to be at this stage of the season.

A win for Liverpool in tonight’s game will put them up into 7th place, and in with a real chance of turning their season around with a European Qualification on the horizon.

If Fulham can win, they would join Liverpool on 29 points, some seven away from trouble.

This match, one feels, could represent a turning point in either of these two sides’ seasons.

The hosts will be buoyed by Steven Gerrard’s return from his three match suspension – picked up as a result of that lunging tackle on Man Utd’s Michael Carrick in the FA Cup a couple of weeks ago. Jamie Carragher’s shoulder injury persists, though their selection is otherwise uninhibited tonight.

Fulham have more players missing, however, including their goalkeeper, Schwarzer, who is away with Australia, and long-term injured Senderos and Bobby Zamora, who have been big misses for them this term. Dickson Etuhu and Aaron Hughes picked up hamstring niggles on the weekend: both face late fitness tests prior to kick-off.

Both teams’ top scorers, Torres for Liverpool, and Dempsey for Fulham, are fit and in fine form, however. They are level on 9 goals a piece for the season.

All of which – including the fact that this could be regarded as a must-win game for both teams – might point to the fact that this game has the word “draw” penciled over it in many fans’ minds, despite Liverpool and Fulham producing goals on the weekend.

A scoreless draw has resulted the last twice these teams met in the Premier League. Fans travelling to Anfield will hope for more entertainment from this evening’s match: on recent form, they can expect some.

The match kicks off at 20:00 GMT.

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff (26.01.11)
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2011, 05:12:05 PM »
http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=229658

Fulham - Sidwell`s Ready!
With Dickson Etuhu expected to be sidelined with an injury tonight there seems a fair chance Steve Sidwell will be given his first start since joining us from Aston Villa.

Sidwell who came on as substitute in the 2-0 win over Stoke has spoken about his move south and how it has been a move he`s hankered for since last summer, when he remarked to the media,

"This was a long time coming as I was hoping to come here in the summer."

"A fee was agreed but when Roy Hodgson left everything was up in the air. So I`m delighted to finally be a Fulham player."

"I can`t deny the fact the chance to move back south was a key factor. Now I`m looking to show what I can do."

And Anfield seems as good a place as any!


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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff (26.01.11)
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2011, 05:25:29 PM »
http://www.fulhamfc.com/Club/News/NewsArticles/2011/January/MKDonsvReserves.aspx?

MK Dons Res. 0-2 Fulham Res.

Fulham’s Reserve Team recorded a good victory over MK Dons on Wednesday afternoon at stadiummk in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Courtney Harris opened the scoring for the Whites in the first-half and substitute Danny Hoesen, in his first game back following a lengthy injury, netted Fulham’s second on the stroke of 90 minutes.

Speaking after the match, Reserve Team Manager Billy McKinlay was pleased with the display:

“We played some terrific football in the first-half and could have had another two or three goals,” he said. “The passing and tempo of our play was sharp, the only frustrating thing was that we didn’t capitalise on our good play. But the attitude of the players was excellent.”

The return to action of Dutch striker Danny Hoesen was also a boost for the Reserves.

“Danny’s had a frustrating time with his hip injury,” explained McKinlay. “He’s been back training for two or three weeks. He was always going to play 30 minutes today and we’re really pleased that he got his goal just to round it off.”

Following away defeats to Everton and Ipswich Town, McKinlay was pleased to see his side producing a good showing on the road.

“We’ve been playing away games deliberately just to get the players on the coach and out of their comfort zone,” he said. “We’ve had some difficult games, Everton away, Ipswich away and now MK Dons. Away games are difficult and we showed a good reaction to the defeats against Everton and Ipswich.”

Fulham: Bettinelli; Marquez-Sanchez, Smith, Arthurworrey, Toure (Maloney 70); Saunders, Marsh-Brown, Riise, Frei (Minkwitz 78); Harris (Hoesen 60), Dalla Valle

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