Games for the Weekend 16/03

On Sunday we welcome title hopeful’s Liverpool to the Cottage.

Fulham v Liverpool

Following the outcry, in some ‘pool quarters, about the gentle ribbing from the last home program, if you didn’t read it it contained a comment on how Roy Hodgson was treated by the Liverpool “fans” whilst he was their manager. The article was meant to be a bit of fun, but understandably? some of the “best fans in the world” didn’t find it amusing, oh well some you win… (most we loose)

Last weekend’s game against Leicester, well the 2nd half was better than the first however we still showed how frail our defence is.
Liverpool are very strong favourites to win this game comfortably however if Scotty and Stuart can build on the team spirit shown in the previous two games we could well give Liverpool a run for their money.

Games of Interest

Saturday 16th
Bournemouth v Newcastle
Burnley v Leicester
West Ham v Huddersfield

Sunday 17th
Fulham v Liverpool

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Games for the Weekend 9/03

This weekend we travel to the East Midlands to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester v Fulham

So after Scott’s first game in charge there’s a renewed sense of togetherness at Fulham, we all know that we’re almost certainly going to get relegated but the game against Chelsea showed more of the ‘old’ Fulham spirit.
With Tom and Ryan playing in their preferred positions we looked far effective going forward. We still have issues at the back but with Stuart Grey back in charge on defensive coaching we might get a little tighter? fingers crossed

With both teams having changed their managers, this will both Scott and Brendan Rogers 2nd game in charge, and coincidentally both loosing their 1st games 2-1, I’m sure they will both want to get a positive result this weekend.

Vardy went off injured at the end of Leicester’s game against Watford so they could struggle in front of goal? clutching at straws I know.

Games of interest…

Saturday 9th
Palace v Brighton
Cardiff v West Ham
Huddersfield v Bournemouth
Leicester v Fulham
Newcastle v Everton
Southampton v Spurs

Sunday 10th
Liverpool v Burnley

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Games for the Weekend 02/03

Sunday see’s us welcome our, geographically, closest rivals Chelsea to the Cottage.

Fulham v Chelsea

Over the years this fixture has always been the one that I look forward to, a chance to ‘put one over’ the team in blue and despite our form this season theres still that faint glimmer that we can get a result to restore some local pride.

remember that this game has an ‘odd’ start time of 5 past 2.

Games of Interest…

Saturday 2nd
Brighton v Huddersfield
Burnley v Palace
Wolves v Cardiff
West Ham v Newcastle

Sunday 3rd
Fulham v Chelsea

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Games for Midweek 26/02

We get to visit the south coast for a game against Southampton

Southampton v Fulham

After yet another disappointing performance, apart from the first 10 minutes or so, we now get to visit the home of one of the 4 teams we’ve beaten this season, so its an easy game right?
I think that this game, apart for Cardiff at home, is the most winnable that we have left for this season however, in truth I can’t see us getting any sort of result, I’ve lost all ‘belief’ in this team.
What I can’t understand is how we’ve lost any ‘fight’, with the exception of Mitro it’s as if the players have already given up, perhaps they’ve been continually told that “their not good enough” and have started to believe it?
Cairney and Sess, who were the heartbeat of the team last season, appear to be ‘surplus to requirements’ and the way that Ryan, one of the most exciting young talents I’ve ever seen at Fulham, has been singled out for public criticism can’t be helping either him or the ‘team spirit’?

I’m hoping they prove me wrong.

Games of Interest…

Tuesday 26th
Cardiff v Everton
Huddersfield v Wolves
Newcastle v Burnley

Wednesday 27th
Southampton v Fulham
Palace v Man Utd 

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Games for the Weekend 22/02

We get an early start to our weekend visiting the London Stadium to give West Ham a game on Friday evening.

West Ham v Fulham

It’ll be interesting to see if either of the last-day signings are fit enough to get a game? Also I’d like to see both Ryan and Tom start, they were so important to us last season and, in my opinion, should be playing week in week out, I can’t understand why they haven’t been.
West Ham are having an OK(ish) season, they started badly but have been steadily improving over recent weeks, so it won’t be an easy game for us however, this and the Southampton game next week, we need to get maximum points if we want any, however faint, hope of avoiding relegation.

Games of Interest…

Friday 22nd
Cardiff v Watford
West Ham v Fulham

Saturday 23rd
Burnley v Spurs
Newcastle v Huddersfield

Sunday 23rd
Arsenal v Southampton

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Games for the Weekend 09/02

So this weekend we welcome Man Utd to the Cottage.

Fulham v Man Utd

After yet another tepid performance against Palace this week end sees an “in form” Man Utd come to the Cottage, what odds on an upset? very, very long if we play like the 2nd half against Palace, optimistic is we play like the 2nd half against Brighton.
I really can’t understand why we can’t play well for 90 minutes, or why we can’t continue the standard against Brighton?

Remember that its a 12:30 kick-off and if you can’t make it to the Cottage you’ll be able to see the game live on Sky TV.

Games of Interest…

Saturday 9th
Fulham v Manchester Utd
Palace v West Ham
Huddersfield v Arsenal
Southampton v Cardiff
Brighton v Burnley

Monday 11th
Wolves v Newcastle

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Games for the Weekend 02/02

This weekend we’re off to Selhurst Park to take on Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace v Fulham

So after our midweek game against Brighton we face a Crystal Palace side sitting 6 points above us however Palace will be without their star striker and talisman Wilfried Zaha who was sent off against Southampton.
The 2nd half performance against Brighton showed our potential, we just need to build on that and get a result, which won’t be easy, against Palace before the visit of Man Utd.
Mitro had a great game, continually bulling the defence and scored a couple which proved to be pivotal, Seri had probably his best game and it was good to see Babel get the full 90 minutes, I wonder if we’ll see Havard Nordtveit? if he’s half as good as Brede it’ll be good to have another Norwegian in the team.

Games of Interest

Saturday 2nd
Spurs v Newcastle
Burnley v Southampton
Chelsea v Huddersfield
Palace v Fulham
Cardiff v Bournemouth

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Games for the Mid-week 29/01

So after having a weekend off we’re back at the Cottage for a game under lights against Brighton & Hove Albion

Fulham v Brighton

Following the, literally, last minute loss agains Spurs at least we can look forward to seeing all of the new signings…
oh wait we’ve still only signed one player! However Ryan Babel showed just how good he can be and the ‘fighting spirit’ we need to stay up, hopefully he’ll continue in the same vain for the remainder of the season, but we do desperately need, at the very least, some defenders.
Brighton are having a reasonable run at the moment, 4 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, losses against Chelsea, Bournemouth (they won the FA Cup tie against Bournemouth), Liverpool, Man Utd and Burnley with a draws against Arsenal and West Ham show that their not doing too badly although I’m sure they would have expected to win against Burnley.
Earlier in the season we gave away a 0-2 lead at their place to end up with a 2-2 draw we’ll all be looking for the lads to play as they did the 1st half against Spurs, if we can repeat that level of performance for a full 90 minutes then I’m sure we’ll get the result we desperately need.


Games of Interest…

Tuesday 29th
Arsenal v Cardiff
Fulham v Brighton
Huddersfield v Everton
Man Utd v Burnley
Newcastle v Man City

Wednesday 30th
Southampton v Palace

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Games for the Weekend 19/01

Following the disappointing result against Burnley last weekend this Sunday we welcome Spurs to the Cottage

Fulham v Spurs

The “good news” for Fulham is that it looks like Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min will all miss the game, “clutching at straws” I know.

Will our new signing, Ryan Babel, get a run out and if so what difference will he make? Is a game against a ‘top six’ side the kind of game that Claudio Ranieri would want to introduce him? it certainly would be a baptism of fire.

Games of Interest…

Saturday 19th
Newcastle v Cardiff
Southampton v Everton
Watford v Burnley

Sunday 20th
Huddersfield v Man City
Fulham v Spurs

Team against Burnley 12/01

over on the forum we’ve been discussing who we’d have in the team to play Burnley at the weekend…


yet another must win game and after the FA Cup game I’d stick to more or less the same team who played against Arsenal, we were much better than the result suggested, swapping AK47 for Schurrle.
I’m assuming that we either won’t have made any signings or they’ll arrive too late for this game.

team against Burnley

Betts, KMac, Cisse, Sari, StefJo, Ayite, Schurrle

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