Fulham vs Preston

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  1. astroevan

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    Fulham host Preston tomorrow at the usual time. This match will be aired on ESPN+. Preston currently sit in the last playoff spot four points behind Fulham. This will be a tough test, but hopefully Fulham can maintain momentum from the last ditch win vs Swansea.
     
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  2. SoCalJoe

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    Gritty performance and 3 points in not ideal weather conditions. Leeds rolled, but Brentford blew a 2 goal lead, and West Brom actually lost. Forest playing tomorrow.
     
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  3. HatterDon

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    Today's match took me back more than 50 years -- standing f0r 95 minutes or so in either sideways rain and sleet or blinding sunshine at Kenilworth Road, and hanging on until the last in case there was to be a late clincher.
    Atrocious weather at the Cottage, but a good show by the home side. Preston didn't have a decent look in the entire second half. If you didn't catch it on ESPN+ the highlights should be enjoyable.
    One question: why in the world did it take so long for Michael Hector to find a home? He's just brilliant.
    Onc concern: losing Bryan to what looked very like a hamstring very very early in the match. He's about 3/4 of our attack this season.
     
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  4. SullyTexan

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    Just watched the goals on ESPN+ replay. Both were great goals, unfortunately for Preston one was put in by their own player. The break away goal by Kamara was great at the end. Can't comment on the rest of the match, may try to watch more of it later. BTW looked like a fantastic, blue sky day to be at the Cottage (Hatter did I miss something in between the goals?). Jonesing to get over for a match (except for the whole coronavirus thing).
     
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  6. SoCalJoe

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    @SullyTexan; It was dark and sideways raining for much of the first half, then sunny. The announcer described the wind as being ‘gale force’.
     
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    Makes sense then as I only watched about 4 minutes and almost all in the 2nd half.
     
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    The weather went Sunny -> Cloudy -> Windy -> Deluge -> Sleet -> Sunny -> Darkness. Made the match feel like it took 6 hours.

    Also Fulham's second goal was just their 7th (I think) fast break goal of the season!
     
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  9. HatterDon

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    I'm hoping this is the mark of a change. When we win, it's usually by one goal. When we get beat it's by two or three. It's eating up our goal difference, and that may screw up our post season.
     
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  10. MicahMan

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    I was on the road and not able to follow this one in any way. I've also discovered that Fulham doesn't get FFCTV replays up as quickly when they were on ESPN+, I imagine some kind of rights issue, but that made me sad when I didn't have the full 90 waiting for me this morning. Fortunately PNE posted these highlights:


    Watch the first passage of play twice: once to see the shot blocked and the again to see Bryan pull up with his hamstring. :( I no longer think that Bryan is the player we can least afford to lose - that title goes to Hector now - but I'm still very concerned about the impact this will have on future matches. Bryan is scheduled to have a scan on Monday to see the extent of the damage.

    After West Brom's loss to Wigan I checked out their strength of schedule for the remaining matches. They've got a tougher run than Leeds, but easier than Fulham. West Brom seems to be a little Fulhamish with their three home losses coming to 19th place Wigan, 21st place Stoke, and 22nd place Middlesbrough, so I guess anything could still happen.
     
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  11. HatterDon

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    usually our opponents highlights actually ... you know ... feature the team they're playing. The entire 2nd half saw PNE back on their heels. This video makes it look like they were taking it to us constantly.
     
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  12. MicahMan

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    I watched FFCTV's extended highlights and you are completely right. Fulham did do much better than what the PNE highlights showed. Christie had a couple of good attacking runs that weren't included that made me feel slightly better about things after losing Bryan.
     
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