Games for the Week-end 17/01

Another evening kick-off at the Cottage, this time we face Jonathan Woodgate’s Middlesborough.

Fulham v Middlesborough

After an unexpected? win away to Hull last time the only fly in the ointment was Mitro’s injury, hopefully its not as serious as it looked.
Cavalerio scored another worldy, and I can’t help thinking that signing him on a permanent deal must have been done to free up a loan slot? good signing though and I wonder if Arter and Knockheart will follow.

Middlesborough are on a bit of a run, drawing with Spurs and Derby and beating both West Brom and Preston NE.
Tuesday evenings FA Cup replay against Spurs ended up a close game with ‘borough fighting back in the second half and only loosing 2-1 so they’ll be raring to go Friday evening.

Things are pretty even between us and ‘borough, we’ve won 6, lost 5 and drawn 4.


Games of Interest…

Friday 17th
Fulham v Middlesborough

Saturday 18th
QPR v Leeds
Huddersfield v Brentford
Millwall v Reading
Preston NE v Charlton
Swansea v Wigan

Sunday 19th
Nottm Forest v Luton

Monday 20th
West Brom v Stoke

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Games for the Weekend 11/01

Back to the league this weekend with an away trip to Hull City

Hull City v Fulham

So after an enjoyable cup game we’re back to the Championship and an away trip to Hull, Jimmy Bullard thinks they are a bigger club than Fulham, not that I’m still bitter.
Hull also had a win, they beat Rotherham 2-3.

Mitro will defiantly start after his weekend off, I think that Arter’s substitute appearance and wonder-goal will get him a start, I also think we’ll see AK at some point. I’ve an idea that we’ll see Hector get his first “league” start, it will be interesting to see if Mawson or Ream makes way.

We’ve not had much success against Hull with 7 losses, including a 6-0 thumping and also 0-3 last time at our place!, 3 wins and 2 draws, time to start changing those stats in our favour.


Games for the Weekend…

Saturday 11th
Brentford v QPR
Charlton v West Brom
Hull v Fulham
Leeds v Sheff Wed
Reading v Nottm Forest
Stoke v Millwall

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Games for the Weekend 04/01

FA Cup this weekend and we welcome Aston Villa to the Cottage

Fulham v Aston Villa FA Cup

So we have a break from the league this weekend to take part in the FA Cup.
I would imagine that Villa will be looking to get a little revenge for the play off final but to be honest I can’t see either team too bothered about a cup run, I’m sure both would see it as a distraction.


Games of Interest…

Saturday 4th
Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town
Millwall v Newport County
Rochdale v Hull
Fulham v Aston Villa
Watford v Tranmere Rovers
Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth
Man City v Port Vale

Sunday 5th
Crewe v Barnsley
Sheff Utd v AFC Fylde

Monday 6th
Arsenal v Leeds

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Games for New Years Day 01/01/20

The “traditional” New Years Day game is against Reading at the Cottage.

Fulham v Reading

Well the Stoke game was more difficult than it needed to be but a wins and win and with other results going our way we’re back up to third.

It will be interesting to see if Hector gets to play, depending on how serious Mawson’s knock was and if he’s eligible as the “window” opens on the day of the game and he may need to be registered 24 hours previous to kick-off? Either way I hope he improves the back four but he may take some time to “bed in”.

Off the pitch there are a group of Reading and Fulham supporters walking the 40 miles from the Madejski to Craven Cottage!
“This will be the fifth walk between the two clubs which shows his huge passion for the cause.”
The team are keen for people to join them at Griffin Park for the last stretch of the walk and talk at 11am on New Year’s Day; to show a strong message of unity towards male suicide prevention, and encouraging openness of the battles with mental health.
If you want to take part, get in touch with the team via Twitter @walkandtalkMMH or Instagram @walkandtalk_MMH
You can donate to the team fundraising page and follow their progress using the hashtag #WalkAndTalkMMH


Games of Interest…

Wednesday 1st
Birmingham City v Leeds
Fulham v Stoke
Millwall v Brentford
Nottm Forest v Wigan
Preston NE v Reading
QPR v Hull
Sheff Wed v Cardiff
Swansea v Barnsley
West Brom v Middlesborough

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Games for the Weekend 29/12

Back to the Cottage this weekend for a Sunday kick-off this time to face Stoke City

Fulham v Stoke City

After the triumph against Leeds we came down to earth with a bump against Luton Town, at least we didn’t loose but we certainly didn’t deserve to win so a draw against one of the worst teams in the league was fair, we didn’t turn up!
So this weekend we get to play the team one place above Luton who they beat 3-0, at least we’re at home this time so that should be in our favour?
Our previous games against Stoke have been reasonably even affairs, seven wins, eight losses and one draw, the majority of these games were played in the Premiership.


Games of Interest…

Sunday 29th
Birmingham City v Leeds
Fulham v Stoke
Millwall v Brentford
Preston NE v Reading
QPR v Hull
West Brom v Middlesborough

Monday 30th
Derby v Charlton

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Games for Boxing Day

For our post-Christmas game we travel up to Kenilworth Road to play Luton Town.

Luton Town v Fulham

So after an unexpected? result against Leeds we face Luton Town. When “the Hatters” visited Craven Cottage earlier in the season Mitro’ got himself a hat-trick, more of the same would be good. The final score was 3-2, which I think flattered Luton but having said that it was a good game and we can’t afford to go to sleep as we did towards the end of that game.

Luton are struggling a bit, they’ve lost their last 3 games and in November were beaten 7-0 when they played Brentford however, they have won against Wigan and Charlton.


Games of Interest…

Thursday 26th
Barnsley v West Brom
Brentford v Swansea
Cardiff v Millwall
Charlton v Bristol City
Hull v Nottm Forest
Luton v Fulham
Leeds v Preston NE
Reading v QPR

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Games for the Weekend 21/12

This weekend we welcome Leeds United to Craven Cottage for a 3 o’clock kick off.

Fulham v Leeds United

After our 3rd defeat in a row we now get to play probably our toughest opponents so far this season!
In some ways our current form could lull Leeds into a false sense? they’ve been outstanding all season and we’re constantly inconstant. If we play to our potential, we have to at some time? and if Leeds are a little overconfident then we will surprise them.

Our recent record against Leeds is interesting, we’ve won 2, lost 1 and drawn 5 so “history” shows that it should be a tight game.

Leeds captain and key defender Liam Cooper could be back in the heart of their defence, Mitro’ will give him a real test and should be an interesting contest between the two of them.


Games of Interest…

Saturday 21st
Fulham v Leeds
Huddersfield v Nottm Forest
Millwall v Barnsley
QPR v Charlton
West Brom v Brentford

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Games for the Weekend 14/12

This weekend we have another London derby when we travel up the road to Brentford.

Brentford v Fulham

Two defeats on the trot means that the next couple of games, this one and the next home game against Leeds could either confirm that we’re “real” promotion contenders or condemn us to the playoff’s (at best).

Our record against Brentford is indifferent, 2 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws and with their current form I can’t see us getting more than a draw when we really need a win.


Games of Interest…

Friday 13th
Charlton v Hull

Saturday 14th
Birmingham City v West Brom
Barnsley v QPR
Brentford v Fulham
Derby v Millwall
Leeds v Cardiff
Nottm Forest v Sheff Wed

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Games for Mid-week 10/12

Yet another evening game, this time we travel to Deepdale to play Preston North End for a 19:45 kick-off.

Preston North End v Fulham

So our winning streak came to end with a home defeat, it had to end some time and in truth we didn’t play well enough, even with poor refereeing decisions, against Bristol City.
Neeskens Kebano, when he came on, showed some nice touches and AK47 changed the game, why didn’t he start? Away to Preston we’ll need to play a lot better and have a better game plan or we’ll get nothing out of the game.
Preston also lost at the weekend, they were away to QPR, so they’ll be looking to get a result against another “London” team. They’ve had a pretty consistent season so far being around or above sixth place, we’ve averaged ninth.
However our record against Preston is a good one, we’ve won four and drawn two.


Games of Interest…

Tuesday 10th
Bristol City v Millwall
Charlton v Huddersfield
Leeds v Hull
Preston NE v Fulham

Wednesday 11th
Birmingham City v QPR
Brentford v Cardiff
Wigan v West Brom

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Games for the Weekend 07/12

Saturday afternoon, 3 o’clock, how unusual we get to play Bristol City at the Cottage on a “normal” day and time.

Fulham v Bristol City

Our boys must be full of confidence as we’ve won four on the trot and we’re only five points from the top spot sitting just behind West Brom and Leeds in 3rd place.
Mitro is still on fire, 15 goals now and not looking to slow down anytime soon. Rodák has settled quickly, especially for a young goal keeper, he’s on 22, as keeper’s don’t normally hit their prime until their late 20’s or early 30’s, he’s a very exciting prospect.

Bristol City had a great result last weekend thumping Huddersfield 5-2. In recent years we’ve had mixed fortunes against Bristol City, we’ve only won twice and lost four times, once in a cup game.


Games of Interest…

Friday 6th
Millwall v Nottm Forest

Saturday 7th
Huddersfield v Leeds
Fulham v Bristol City
Middlesborough v Charlton
QPR v Preston NE
Sheff Wed v Brentford

Sunday 8th
West Brom v Swansea

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