Games for the Weekend 05/10…

Another derby game, this time we welcome Charlton to the Cottage

Fulham v Charlton

Yet another early Saturday kick off, 12:30, is it me or do we hardly ever kick off at 3 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon anymore?

Charlton have had a good start to the season, beating Leeds last weekend and narrow loss against Swansea, should show that they’ve become a very competent side who will be full of confidence and looking for a derby victory.
Having said that our unbeaten run continues, two consecutive wins home and away, and it looks as if Mitro’s back on fire he could have had a hat-trick against Reading, Tom is showing why he’s the best midfielder in this division.


Games of Interest…

Saturday 5th
Fulham v Charlton
Derby v Luton
Millwall v Leeds
Nottm Forest v Brentford
QPR v Blackburn
Swansea v Stoke

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Games for mid-week 01/10

We make the sort trip along the M4 Tuesday evening to the Madejski Stadium to take on Reading.

Reading v Fulham

So after Friday’s game, that was better wasn’t it, we travel to Reading who are having a troubling start to the season however they had a very good result away at Swansea.

So this should be an interesting game with both teams full of confidence and looking to improve their current league position.


Games of interest…

Tuesday 1st
Leeds v West Brom
Reading v Fulham

Wednesday 2nd
Barnsley v Derby
Brentford v Bristol City
Cardiff v QPR
Charlton v Swansea
Luton v Millwall

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Games for the Weekend 27/09

We’ve yet another Friday evening game, this time we welcome Wigan to the Cottage.

Fulham v Wigan Atheletic

Well after another last gasp equaliser, they do feel like loses rather than draws, I’m hoping for a better result this time.

I know that it’s still “early days” but we really do need to start winning games if we want to be serious contenders for promotion. Fingers crossed Friday evening will be the first of many.


Games of Interest

Friday 27th
Fulham v Wigan

Saturday 28th
QPR v West Brom
Blackburn v Luton
Charlton v Leeds
Derby v Birmingham
Huddersfield v Millwall

Sunday 29th
Barnsley v Brentford

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Games for the Weekend 21/09

We travel to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday for a 15:00 kickoff.

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

So after last weekend’s dropped 2 points Scott’s boys will be trying to get back to winning ways on the road.
Harry Arter will have completed his ban however Harrison Reed’s man of the match performance will give Parker food for thought.

Wednesday are currently 2 places and 1 point above us, should be a good game.


Games of Interest…

Saturday 21st
Leeds v Derby
Brentford v Stoke
Bristol City v Swansea
Millwall v QPR
Sheff Wed v Fulham
Wigan v Charlton 

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Games for the Weekend 14/09

After the ‘international break’ we welcome West Brom to the Cottage for an ‘early’ 12:30 kick-off.

Fulham v West Brom

So after 6 league games we’ve won 3, lost 2 and drawn 1, West Brom have won 3 and drawn 3, they are one of only three teams not to have lost a game so far this season. Fulham have a +5 goal difference whilst West Brom have +3, “on paper” this should be a very tight game.

It looks as if Gareth Barry won’t be fit, which will be good for us, however we’ll not have Harry Arter, good for them, due to suspension so both teams will have a ‘key’ player missing.
With Mitro getting 3 goals in the 2 international games he’s back on fire, Stef Jo’ got a goal for Noway and Steven Sessegnon had really good outings for the England U21s.

West Brom, on paper, are the toughest team we’ve had to face this so far season, it should be a good game.


Games of Interest…

Friday 13th
Derby v Cardiff

Saturday 14th
Fulham v West Brom
Blackburn v Millwall
Charlton v Birmingham
Preston NE v Brentford
QPR v Luton
Stoke v Bristol City
Swansea v Nottm Forest

Sunday 15th
Barnsley v Leeds

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Games for the Weekend 30/08

Another Friday evening away trip, this time we travel down to Cardiff.

Cardiff v Fulham

So after a couple of defeats, at home to Forest and the League Cup game in the week against Southampton its time to try and get back to winning ways in the league against Cardiff City.
We didn’t play badly in either of the games against Forest and Southampton, however we didn’t deserve to win either, perhaps a hangover from the Millwall game?

Neil Warnock is always a difficult manager to play against and unfortunately we don’t have Ryan, who always liked to score against them, but perhaps his brother, Steven Sessegnon, can carry on the family tradition? wouldn’t that be nice.


Games of Interest…

Friday 30th
Cardiff v Fulham

Saturday 31st
Brentford v Derby
Leeds v Swansea
Reading v Charlton
Sheff Wed v QPR

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Games for the Weekend 24/08

Back at the Cottage for a 3 o’clock kick-off, this time we welcome Nottingham Forest.

Fulham v Nottingham Forest

So after Wednesday evenings derby we get to play at a more traditional kick-off time against a Forest team who gained a draw on their travels to Charlton mid-week.
The performance of our front three of Mitro, Cavalerio and Knockaert showed why most Championship teams will not be looking forward to a trip to the Cottage.

Forest had good results over the previous 3 games, beating Birmingham City 3-0 and drawing two away games against Leeds and Charlton, so they’ll be full of confidence.


Games of interest…

Saturday 24th
Derby v West Brom
Blackburn v Cardiff
Charlton v Brentford
Fulham v Notts Forest
QPR v Wigan
Stoke v Leeds

Sunday 25th
Swansea v Birmingham City

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Games for Mid-Week 20/08

Another evening game, this time back at at the Cottage against Millwall.

Fulham v Millwall

Following on from two successful games we now face a visit from South London rivals Millwall.
The second half against Huddersfield showed how good we can be, Ivan Cavaleiro had a mixed game, very average 1st half, unplayable 2nd and what a goal!
Another highlight for me was Steven Sessegnon, what a debut from the young man. After getting an early booking he could have suffered however, as the game went on he looked more and more at home. It’s early days but if Friday night’s performance is anything to go by then he’ll turn into a fine player.

Millwall have won 2, drew 1 so a good start to the season for the Lions. Old boy Matt Smith was on target against Sheffield Wednesday and you just know he’d love to score against us!


Games of interest…

Tuesday 20th
Derby v Bristol City
Sheff Wed v Luton

Wednesday 21st
Cardiff v Huddersfield
Charlton v Forest
Fulham v Millwall
Leeds v Brentford
QPR v Swansea

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Games for the Weekend 16/08

Friday evening see’s the boys travel to fellow relegation sufferers Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium.

Huddersfield v Fulham

Friday night in Huddersfield, little thought given to the travelling fans so I can’t see us taking many to the game.
Shame really as our performance against Rovers showed signs of improvement with a MoM from Harry Arter and good debut’s from Harrison Reed and Bobby Reid.
We looked far stronger in the midfield, Tom’s goal is an early contender for goal of the season, and whilst we didn’t completely control the game we were certainly far better than against Barnsley.
Mitro got a tap-in, hopefully this will start him on a spree.

Huddersfield lost to Derby on the opening day and drew against QPR last time out so they’ll be looking for a result against us especially after our trip to the Kirklees Stadium last season. Having signed Fraizer Campbell on a free, if he gets to play he’ll want to make a mark, he could be one to be wary of.


Games of Interest…

Friday 16th
Huddersfield v Fulham

Saturday 17th
Barnsley v Charlton
Bristol City v QPR
Millwall v Sheff Wed
Stoke v Derby
Wigan v Leeds

Sunday 18th
Reading v Cardiff

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Games for the Weekend 10/08

Our first home game of the season will be against Blackburn Rovers at 15:00 Saturday afternoon.

Fulham v Blackburn

Last weekend’s opener against Burnley didn’t go the way we’d hoped but this time we’re back on home turf, let’s see if Craven Cottage will once again become our fortress?
We have signed Ben Ticker however at 18 he’s going to be one for the future, and Harry Arter, Scotties brother-in-law, on loan and there have been plenty of other rumours, Onomah as part of the ongoing Sess’ deal, Amartey from Leicester, Jacob Murphy from Newcastle etc. but so far nothing concrete, I’m guessing it’ll be another last minute rush.
Our front three of Mitro’, Knockaert and Cavaleiro should give most Championship teams pause for thought, especially if we can bring on AK47 for the last 10-20 minutes to run at tired defences, I hope we get to see evidence of how good they are starting this weekend.
Will we have strengthened the defence? we can only hope so otherwise it could be a very long season.

Back to the week-end, like us, Rovers also lost by a single goal against a newly promoted team, Charlton, and you just know that Tony Mowbray will have his team fired-up to play against us.


Games of Interest…

Saturday 10th
Leeds v Forest
Cardiff v Luton
Charlton v Stoke
Derby v Swansea
Fulham v Blackburn
Middlesbrough v Brentford
QPR v Huddersfield
West Brom v Millwall

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