FFC v. Spuds [R]

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by HatterDon, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

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    I can't believe I was able to wait this long to start this thread. Looking forward to Saturday morning's festivities.

    I DON'T expect this incredible run of stupid luck to continue for the cockerels. Even Jensers would have to admit that Spurs' opponents have played stupidly and have had NO luck or justice since Harry the Turncoat took over. The luck ends on Saturday. Spurs have two magnificent midfielders, and a couple of fair to middlin' strikers, but their most effective defender has been the woodwork, and they have the worst GK I've ever seen in the Prem.

    The Mighty Whites, however, will continue their fine run of form. I expect Saturday to be the day when Dempsey may start instead of Gera. So

    -------------------------- A3O3 -----------------------------

    Paintsil ----- Hangeland ----- Hughes ---- Konchesky

    Dempsey ------ Murphy ------ Bullard ------ Davies

    ------------ AJ ------------------- Z-bird ---------------

    2-0 to the Good Guys. AJ and Hangeland score

    COYW!!!!!!
     
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  2. WhitesBhoy

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    Should be a tasty, tasty match, with arguably the two hottest Clubs on the boil getting ready to mix things up. Tottenham may have been reduced to a simmer after their last weekends knife's edge win.

    One thing for certain, these two Clubs have set the table, and at this time are a recipe for serving up a virtual two-course meal of a football match.
    Don't forget the pint.
     
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  3. richardhkirkando

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    Which means he'll probably have 4 or 5 unbelievable saves against us.
     
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  4. HatterDon

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    Yeah; I hope we get the Tony Warner against Bolton rather than the one against Arsenal, if ya know what I mean.

    Forgot to mention that Spuds will be playing tomorrow in the League Cup, so they'll probably be a bit more tuckered out than our lads.
     
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  5. Jensers

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    At some point you would think that a loss is coming for Spurs - but I dont see it here. I would suspect a draw.

    Not enough attack for Fulham to take advantage, and Roy will name an unchanged squad to prove it.

    A draw suits me just fine when my two clubs meet.
     
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  6. nevzter

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    Here we go...I think this is an important match for FFC because: with a win, it can widen the gap above Spurs; it can cement a current spot in the top half; and, Spurs are a good barometer against which to judge FFC's current prowess.

    I'm 90% sure that the same XI will start....but, I'll still be sore at Roy if he doesn't start #23. Really sore! He's earned it.

    Bring Gera's fresh legs/attacking on as CM sub for Bullard / Murphy (or ????) depending on the need.

    I sniff an exciting draw. Last year we had a $hitkicker with this club and I expect this one to not disappoint.
     
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  7. jmh

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    Livesoccertv.com doesn't reflect it yet, but according to Setanta's webpage, the match will be carried live on Setanta Xtra.
     
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  8. SteveM19

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    Same lineups, same beef regarding Dempsey over Gera.

    A little off the topic, but Hughes flies so far under the radar for me that it surprises me. Every game I overlook him, and the defense hasn't had a bad performance all year; more often than not they've been solid to pretty danged good. You could say the Hangman has led the line as well, but Hughes has been solid all year -- and I hope I didn't just jinx us into letting in 3 or more like this game last year.

    Spurs are due for a loss, at the Cottage this is a winnable game. Bent is due for a clunker, so is Jenas, their whole back line, and their GK is only a little better than me. There will be goals aplenty, so it will take at least 2, probably 3 for Fulham to get a W, and that certainly can happen, Harry or no Harry.
     
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  9. LaxAttack

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    Coming from someone who has played defense all his life (in lacrosse, not quite soccer, but the point is still the same).....usually when you overlook someone on defense, it usually means they are doing their job.

    The only time you really hear about a defenseman's name is when they screw up.

    No glory in playing defense. Chicks dig the long ball.
     
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  10. TheOldBugger

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    First,apoligies,I won't be in the Chatroom for this game as I'll be sat in my seat in H7 watching it live :lol:

    Now I think this will be close(don't I always?) Harry is a very good manager and his team are playing well going forward,I do think they will leave gaps at the back and we have to make this count.I don't think we will get many chances but we have to take the ones we get-which means stopping Jimmy shooting everytime he get the Ball! :3d smile:

    take our chances,stop them taking there's(our defence has been massive this season so far) and we will win, 2-0 to the Fulham
     
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  11. SteveM19

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    [quote="LaxAttack
    Coming from someone who has played defense all his life (in lacrosse, not quite soccer, but the point is still the same).....usually when you overlook someone on defense, it usually means they are doing their job.

    The only time you really hear about a defenseman's name is when they screw up.

    No glory in playing defense. Chicks dig the long ball.[/quote]

    That's what makes it worse, I was a defender most of my career too :oops:
     
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  12. DMiller

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    Yep, the Villa match on the 29th looks like its over there as well. If they keep this up Fulham fans over here will all end up with DirecTV.
     
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  13. HatterDon

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    The very best possible reason to miss the chatroom, pard. Hope you witness a great match and three points!
     
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  14. SoCalJoe

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    Have to echo the recent sentiments on Hughes (Hangman won the player of the month, but my vote was for his partner). Schwartzer has been terrific as well and the big man should be busy this week.

    My head says draw, but the heart says 2-1 for the good guys.

    By this stage of the season, usually 1 team is already adrift, but there isn't a Derby or Watford to be found. Unnerving to say the least that you can go from midtable to the r-zone in 90 minutes of football.
     
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  15. timmyg

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    Like Newcastle, I can see Spurs coming back down to earth this weekend.

    They've scored 18 goals in the past 6 games which is either directly from Harry's influence in the dressing room, or they're finding their preseason form that left them. Who knows.

    Either way Fulham's defense should sort them out.

    See all in the chat zone.
     
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  16. RidgeRider

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    Agreed.....Hughes, until recently, has been getting a lot of recognition within the fan base for his contributions to our success. Funny, I remember last year he was getting skewered abit for his lack of abilities. My how things change.
     
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  17. RidgeRider

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    Predictions.....I would be happy with 1 point in this match. They look awfully good under Rednapp. Tottenham is no longer on bottom and looks headed for a top 8 finish, as many of you predicted before the season started.
     
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  18. jmh

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    Clarification: Hughes was getting skewered over the fact that he's weak in the air.
     
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  19. TheOldBugger

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    and now we have that covered with the Hangman,Hughes can play his natural game-and I think thats why our defence has been massive this season-along with Pantsil ofcourse!!
     
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  20. timmyg

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    does anyone know the television status yet?
     
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