Games for mid-week 22/07

Our last “league” game of the season sees us travel up to Wigan.

Wigan v Fulham

So after the weekends results it’s all become very interesting hasn’t it! Who’d have thought that both Brentford & West Brom would have lost!?
That means that there’s an “outside” chance that we could still get automatic promotion, it’s unlikely as we’d have to win, West Brom loose and Brentford either draw or loose, but you never know, stranger things have happened.
For Brentford, they need West Brom to loose and either win or draw against Barnsley, they’ll then be promoted due to their better goal difference.
West Brom play QPR, QPR are comfortable in 14 so effectively they’ve “nothing” to play for. If West Brom win, they go up, if they draw and Brentford don’t win, they go up, even if they draw and Fulham win then they’d go up unless Fulham win by 17 goals.
Brentford face Barnsley who need to win to avoid relegation, Barnsley’s win against Forest on Sunday gives them a glimmer of hope, Barnsley need to win and hope that Charlton loose to Leeds.

As far as the play-offs are concerned we could face either West Brom, Brentford, Forest, Cardiff or Swansea, assuming we get to the final.
If Cardiff loose and Swansea win then Swansea will have the same points but a better goal difference. If Forest loose then Swansea will need to change the goal difference by 6 as their currently 5 off of Forest’s goal difference, so if Forest loose 3-0 and Swansea win 3-0 then Swansea will go ahead of Forest.

All Fulham can do is to beat Wigan and hope other results go their way, we’ve a good record against Wigan, 9 wins, 1 loss and 10 draws so it’d be Fulhamish for West Brom, Brentford and us to loose!


Games of Interest…

Wednesday 22nd
Brentford v Barnsley
Cardiff v Hull
Forest v Stoke
Reading Swansea
West Brom v QPR
Wigan v Fulham

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Games for the week-end 18/07

For our last home “league” game of the season we welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Cottage.

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

With only a draw against West Brom we’re now subject to the lottery that is the play-offs. It’s odd, getting to the play-offs should be seen as a successful season, but for some reason it doesn’t feel as it is?

Our last two “league” games are going to be non-events as effectively we’ve attained our final position. Forest, on 70, can’t catch us and we’d need either West Brom or Brentford to loose both their remaining games for us to reach 3rd and I can’t see either of them doing that.

Strangely we’re the only team in the top 10 who have “nothing” to play for, so in essence we’ve two competitive “practice” games for the play-offs, continuing our unbeaten run would be good for the fans confidence, I’m not sure if a defeat would make too much difference to the players? as I expect that they “know” they can win every game, it’s us fans who’ll suffer from the jitters.

Hopefully AK47 and Tom will be fit enough, giving AK47 two full games would go a long way? to brining him up to match fitness, if he’s available he’d be my first name on the team sheet.

I’ll be keeping an eye on Forest, Cardiff, Millwall and Swansea as we’ll have to play one of them, hopefully two of them as that would mean we’d get to the final. A win or a draw for Forest should confirm their top 6 spot but I can see Millwall sneaking past Cardiff.

Our recent games against Wednesday see them come out slightly on top with 5 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws.


Games of interest…

Friday 17th
Huddersfield v West Brom

Saturday 18th
Charlton v Wigan
Stoke v Brentford
Fulham v Sheff Wed
Middlesborough v Cardiff
QPR v Millwall
Swansea v Bristol City

Sunday 19th
Derby v Leeds
Barnsley v Forest

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Games for mid-week 14/07

Yet another strangely timed kick-off, 17:00, for our Tuesday evening game away to West Brom.

West Brom v Fulham

After a good win last Friday we get to play yet another “six pointer” this time against West Brom who will be looking to cement their automatic promotion position after their surprising draw against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
It’s good to see Mitro’ back on the scoreboard, I wonder if we’ll see Tom Cairney back for this game?

Our record against West Brom has been reasonably good over the last few meetings with 5 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws.

A win would see us close the gap to 2 points between us and 2nd place West Brom however, it could benefit Brentford more as assuming they get a result against Preston NE on Wednesday they’d move ahead of West Brom on goal difference, and 3 points behind the league leaders, at least until the result of the Leeds game on Thursday.

It’s all getting really interesting isn’t it.

Games of Interest…

Tuesday 14th
West Brom v Fulham
Cardiff v Derby
Luton v QPR
Millwall v Rovers

Wednesday 15th
Brentford v Preston NE
Birmingham v Charlton
Forest v Swansea

Thursday 16th
Leeds v Barnsley

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Games for the week-end 10/07

Friday evening see’s us welcome Cardiff City to the Cottage for a 20:15 kick-off

Fulham v Cardiff City

With the 3 match ban over I’m sure we’ll see Mitro back in the starting line-up, I’m just wondering whats happened to AK47? and if Tom will be available? you’d think the club would give us a clue?

Cardiff are another team that we have mixed results against with 4 wins, 4 losses and 6 draws. They’re on a bit of a run since the re-start, most impressive was their 2-0 win over Leeds, having won 4 and drawn 1, although they lost against Rovers on Tuesday it’ll still be a tough game for us Friday evening.


Games of Interest…

Friday 10th
Fulham v Cardiff

Saturday 11th
Charlton v Reading
Derby v Brentford
Rovers v West Brom
Hull v Millwall
Preston NE v Forest
QPR v Sheff Wed

Sunday 12th
Swansea v Leeds

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Games for mid-week 07/07

Another mid-week game, this time we’re away to Nottingham Forest.

Forest v Fulham

So after we’d huffed and puffed our dire performance against Birmingham was rescued by a last gasp goal by Onomah.
Forest were pinned back in their local derby by a last minute equaliser, nice to see Chris Martin do us a favour for once.

Forest will be up for this game, a win will see then overtake us once again and may give them “hope” of automatic promotion, in “theory” that’s still possible for us but not the way we’ve played since the re-start, however with both Leeds and West Brom winning it’s very unlikely.

Our record against Forest couldn’t be more even, 4 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw in the most recent games, so this could be a close one?


Games of Interest…

Tuesday 7th
Forest v Fulham
Brentford v Charlton
Cardiff v Rovers

Wednesday 8th
Millwall v ‘Borough
West Brom v Dearby
Wigan v QPR

Thursday 9th
Leeds v Stoke

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Games for the Weekend 04/07

This Saturday’s game we’ll be at home to Birmingham City and have a “normal” kick-off time of 15:00

Fulham v Birmingham City

So after a win against QPR we face a Birmingham City side that have lost their last game, 0-3 to Huddersfield, and drew their first two games after lockdown against Hull, 3-3, and a very creditable 0-0 against West Brom.
We’ll be without Mitro, I don’t think we’ll see him until the Cardiff game, so it’ll be another unusual attacking line-up for us?, we do need to get other players on the score sheet!

Our previous games against Birmingham have been quite even, 6 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws, so if history is anything to go by its going to be a close game.


Games of Interest…

Friday 3rd
Charlton v Millwall

Saturday 4th
Derby v Forest
Rovers v Leeds
Brentford v Wigan
Bristol City v Cardiff
Fulham v Birmingham City

Sunday 5th
Swansea v Sheff Wed
Middlesbrough v QPR
West Brom v Hull

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Games for mid-week 30/06

The games will be coming think and fast now that the Championship is back underway, Tuesday evening see’s us travel the short distance to QPR.


So after Saturday’s awful performance against Leeds we now take on local rivals QPR at Loftus Road.
This is the 2nd “derby” for QPR in 4 days, they lost 1-0 to Charlton in Saturday’s early kick off, so they’ll be looking for a result against us, and after our last two games they must be hopeful of a good result.

Fulham’s record against QPR is very good, 7 wins, 2 losses and draws. We won the earlier game this season, in November, 2-1 with 2 from AK47, wouldn’t it be nice to see him get a run out sometime soon?

Remember it’s a 18:30 kick-off.


Games of Interest…

Tuesday 30th
Millwall v Swansea
Barnsley v Rovers
Cardiff v Charlton
Reading v Brentford
QPR v Fulham
Leeds v Luton

Wednesday 1st
Preston NE v Derby
Forest v Bristol City
Sheff Wed v West Brom

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Games of Interest 27/06

This weekend we travel up to Elland Road to take on Leeds at their place.

Leeds United v Fulham

Neither team got the re-start to the season that they would have wanted, both with 2-0 defeats, so they’ll be looking to bounce back this weekend.

Leeds are 7 points ahead, with a +12 goal difference, so it’s still a tough ask for us to catch them.
However, recent history favours Fulham with 3 wins, 1 loss and 5 draws.


Games of Interest...

Friday 26th
Brentord v West Brom

Saturday 27th
Charlton v QPR
Preston NE v Cardiff
Swansea v Luton
Leeds v Fulham
Wigan v Rovers

Sunday 28th
Forest v Huddersfield

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Games for the Weekend 20/06

Well footie is finally back, at least games “behind closed doors”, and we kick-off the Championship’s return with a game against Brentford.

Fulham v Brentford

As we’re effectively starting the season again, previous matches and form probably won’t mean a great deal, never the less here’s what I thought about our “last” game…

In other circumstances an away draw at Bristol would have been a good result, especially after going a goal behind, but if we’re aiming for automatic promotion it must be seen as 2 points dropped? Having said that we played well and it looks as if Captain Cairney is back to his best, Tom had his best game in an age, lets hope he continues.

Brentford are scoring goals for fun, 5-0 against Wednesday, they also beat Hull 1-5 earlier in February, our defence will have to be on top of their game for this one.

Brentford are another team who like playing us, they’ve won 5, drawn 3 and only lost 2 against us in recent games. They are currently on 60 points, 4 behind us, so with a win we could stretch that gap to 7 and move ourselves closer to West Brom and Leeds.


Games of Interest…

Saturday 20th
Fulham v Brentford
West Brom v Birmingham
Hull v Charlton
Luton v Preston NE
Millwall v Derby
QPR v Barnsley
Sheff Wed v Nottm Forest

Sunday 21st
Cardiff v Leeds

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