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.

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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 – 21/12

This weekend we have the trip up to Newcastle, I’m sure Mitro is looking forward to it.

Newcastle v Fulham

Apparently the 1st half against West Ham last week was the best we’ve played since Claudio took over, we still let in two goals, the least said about the 2nd half the better? only good thing I can think of is that we didn’t concede again.

Hopefully Mitrović will want to show Rafa how big a mistake he made by not playing him and then getting rid of him, how poetic would it be for Mitro to get his fist premiership hat-trick against his old club?

Games of Interest…

Friday 21st
Wolves v Liverpool

Saturday 22nd
Arsenal v Burnley 
Bournemouth v Brighton
Huddersfield v Southampton
Newcastle v Fulham
Cardiff v Man Utd


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Games for the Weekend 15/09

So this weekend we face what will be the sternest test so far with a trip to the Etihad Stadium to face last seasons run-away Premier League Champions Manchester City.

Man City v Fulham
With the ‘international break’ over hopefully the team will have had some constructive time to ‘gel’ and one or two of the injured players should be nearer match fitness.
Man City away will probably be one of the games that we don’t really expect to get anything from, I’m hoping that, at least, we give a good account of ourselves and really ‘have a go’ as Wolves did a few weeks ago, then you never know what can happen we may surprise all of the pundits?
With Tom Cairney out for the next few weeks it will be a chance for the ‘new boys’ Jean Michaël Seri and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa to show why their the club’s most expensive ever signings, wouldn’t it be something to see their value against ‘City?
Mitrović and Schürrle are being to work really well together and if young Ryan Sessegnon gets to start then I think this is a game where he can really shine.

other Games of Interest

Saturday 15th
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Cardiff
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace
Newcastle v Arsenal

Sunday 16th
Wolves v Burnley
Everton v West Ham

Monday 17th
Southampton v Brighton

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Games for the Weekend 25/08

This weekend we’re back home at the Cottage to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley

Fulham v Burnley

The game against Spurs showed improvement, this team will get better the more they play together.  The inclusion of Anguissa came as a bit of a surprise however, he had a good game and showed signs of why we paid £20 million + for him.
Mitrović got his all important 1st goal, how often do strikers have to wait ages before breaking their duck?, and also displayed his ability to really worry defenders with his strength and speed.
Perhaps the most unexpected performance came from Le Marchand. Viewed by many as an ‘add on’ in the Seri deal he proved those doubters wrong with an outstanding performance in the back four.
Slaviša Jokanović will stick to his ‘football first’ philosophy however, over the years Burnley have been a bit of a ‘bogey’ team for Fulham and Sean Dyche is one of the highest regarded ‘young’ British managers, it should be an interesting and exciting game.

Games of interest

Saturday 25/08
Wolves v Man City
Arsenal v West Ham
Fulham v Burnley
Huddersfield v Cardiff
Liverpool v Brighton

Sunday 26/08
Watford v Palace
Newcastle v Chelsea

 

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Games for the weekend 11/08

Fulham are back in the Premier League!

For our first game of the season we welcome Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington back to Craven Cottage with his Crystal Palace team.

In a nice bit of symmetry our last Premiership game, 4 seasons ago, was against Palace, funny how this turn out sometimes?

So after the excitement of the, so frustrating at times having to wait for some of the deals to crawl over the line, transfer window we now get to see the ‘new look’ Fulham in action in a game that really matters.

What a transfer window we’ve had starting with Seri and Le Marchand, both from Nice, showed the calibre of player(s) we were targeting, Seri especially surprised many having been previously linked with a host of top European sides.
Fabri arrived next from Besiktas were he was a firm fans favourite making eleven appearances in the Champions League, and six in the Europa League, while he was also voted as the best goalkeeper in the Super Lig for the last two years in a row.
Mitro arrived after what seemed like an interminable wait, didn’t we all think he’d be the first through the door? But I guess dealing with Newcastle Utd was never going to straight forward was it?
Mawson, another protracted signing?, his medical seemingly was never ending, but he’s here now and once fully fit (September?) and ‘match sharp’ I’m sure will prove to be a fantastic signing for the Whites!
Schürrle came in on a two year loan, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, he played in six of Germany’s seven matches, famously scoring twice in the 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the Semi-Final.

It’ll be interesting to see how well Seri, Schürrle, Mitrović, Sessegnon and Cairney work/link with each other, I can’t wait.

On transfer deadline day we manage to secure a number of deals, Sergio Rico, Joe Bryan, Andre Zambo Anguish, Luciano Vietto and Timothy Fosu-Mensah. (at time of writing only the Rico & Bryan deals have been confirmed on the club website)
If any of these will be ready for Saturday remains to be seen?

With Odoi banned for this game and the next game, following his red card at the play-off final, the back four should also be interesting, will they line-up as for the friendly against Celta Vigo? Christie, Ream, Le Marchand, R. Sessegnon or will Slaviša go with a different line-up? will he include Calum Chambers having joined so recently and perhaps allow Ryan to play further up-field? or will Joe Bryan and Tosu-Mensah get a run out?

Also will Betts, Fabri or Sergio Rico get the shout as goalie, according to some reports Bettinelli has been carrying an injury for most of the closed season?

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GAMES OF INTEREST…

Friday 10th
Man Utd v Leicester

Saturday 11th
Newcastle v Spurs
Bournemouth V Cardiff
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Everton

Sunday 12th
Southampton v Burnley
Arsenal v Man City

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Games of interest for mid-week 06-07/03

After beating teams above us in the last two games, we’ve now got ourselves into 4th place

Next we’ve a mid-week home game against Sheffield Utd who, until recently have spent most of the season in the top six. We’ve now won 10 games of the last 13 so while this could be another tricky game for Slaviša and the lads, what odds would you get on Mitrović and Sess scoring again?

Fulham v Sheffield Utd

other mid-week games of interest include…

TUESDAY 6TH MARCH

Birmingham City v Middlesborough

Cardiff v Barnsley

Preston NE v Bristol City

QPR v Derby

Sunderland v Aston Villa

WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH

Leeds v Wolves

 

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