[R] Villains v. Fulham

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by FFCinPCB, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. cottagerinmemphis

    cottagerinmemphis New Member

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    While I haven't been a fan long, only for two seasons now, it seems to me that for some reason we play horribly on the road. Is the "home field advantage" that huge in the EPL??? I would love to see some points from this weekends game so that we can keep from digging that huge hole in the beginning of the season that keeps us at the bottom of the table all season...
     
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  2. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

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    c-in-m,

    The home field advantage is HUGE. But there are ways around it. Home teams will attack like crazy in the first 10 minutes of each half to keep their fans wound up. If you can keep a clean sheet during those two periods, you're well on your way. Also, keeping your attention during the last 5 minutes of the match helps. We lost a ton of points last year in the last 5 minutes, but we also scored a lot of equalizing goals during that period.

    We have been crap on the road in past years because we've been going all out for a draw in almost every match. I liked our form against Arsenal, and if we keep that "I'm here to kick your ass all day long" attitude, we'll pick up a 4-6 away wins this season.

    Still think we're in for a pummeling in the morning, but I'll be with GJ and in the chatroom. Hope to see you there.
     
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  3. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

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    No...Villa is no Man City, but I can tell you they took their pre-Season VERY seriously and I think it's shown in their previous matches.

    They will not be fooled by anyone and it's going to be an uphill for us.
     
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  4. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

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    Villa Park is not normally a happy hunting ground for us in the prem, we have taken 2 points in 6 games.

    2006/2007 Aston Villa 1-1 Fulham
    2005/2006 Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham
    2004/2005 Aston Villa 2-0 Fulham
    2003/2004 Aston Villa 3-0 Fulham
    2002/2003 Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham
    2001/2002 Aston Villa 2-0 Fulham

    However, I think we are going to have a turn around in form and pull one out of the bag. I think Collins John will score from the bench and show a new attitue... and when I wake up, I still think we are going to win.

    1-3 Healy, Knight and John.

    COYW.
     
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  5. Lyle

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    Villa's weak point is their Rightback

    Villa has a very potent offensive. Lots of good attackers with speed, plus Carew with heading and holding ability.

    Their one weak spot looks like their rightback. Gary Cahill isn't quality. So it is unfortunate Bouazza is out now, because I bet he could have caused some problems down the left side. Maybe Dempsey can work some magic there if he starts on the leftside tomorrow.

    Their defense overall is not that great I think... so maybe if we can keep their offense in check early on, and score an early goal we'll have a chance at some points.
     
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  6. jmh

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    On the bright side, those 2 points have come in the last 2 seasons.
     
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  7. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

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    Lineup:

    --------------------------------- Keller -----------------------------------

    -- Rosenior -------- Baird ------------- Knight --------- Konchesky --

    --- Davies --------- Davis ------------ Smertin --------- Dempsey ---

    --------------- Healy ---------------------------- Kamara ---------------


    Final:
    Villains 1 - 2 Fulham
     
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  8. fulhamfaninMS

    fulhamfaninMS New Member

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    Keller getting the start right outta the gate.....he has been inactive for a bit right???
     
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  9. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

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    Played Copa America.
     
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  10. nmancini04

    nmancini04 New Member

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    I would be shocked if Keller starts.

    ------------Warner-------------
    Baird-----Zat-----Boca-----Kon
    Davies--Davis--Smertin---Deuce
    ------Kamara-----Healy--------
     
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  11. Team_of_McBrides

    Team_of_McBrides New Member

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    Does anyone know if Setant Xtra is a part of the Setanta package on Directv or do you have to pay for all matches shown on the Xtra channel?

    Any help is appreciated. Hoping to watch the match at 10:00AM instead of the delayed broadcast at 4:30 PM.
     
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  12. Lyle

    Lyle New Member

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    I have no idea, but if you get Setanta broadband they're showing it live on their broadband channel two... which is the setanta extra tv broadcast.
     
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  13. ChicagoTom

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    If you have DirecTV and you are a Setanta subscriber, Setanta Xtra is FREE. Check channel 670 T_O_M.
     
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  14. timmyg

    timmyg Well-Known Member

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    i'm pumped to wait until 4:30 tomorrow to watch this!
    (sorry, i just gotta keep telling myself that)

    ANYWAYS, i think it'll be a 1-1 draw. ls will have the squad rebounded from last week's apocalypse. aston villa remind me of the bmore ravens - look scary, but never impress.

    i just hope i dont eat crow.
     
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  15. psand22

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    I'd love to see how we react with the lineup changes, but I'll be on the road all day. I'm going with the same lineup as nmancini04 and see it
    (1-1). Don't think we're quite ready for that 1st road victory....but I hope they prove me wrong.

    Warner
    Baird Zat Boca Kon
    Davies Davis Smertin Dempsey
    Kamara Healy
     
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  16. Team_of_McBrides

    Team_of_McBrides New Member

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    Tom...

    Thanks for the help and I'll catch up with you guys in the chatroom.

    Come on you Whites.
     
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  17. HatterDon

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    Surprise, surprise!

    Kasey's in the starting lineup. Here it is:

    Keller
    Baird -- Knight -- Boca -- Konchesky
    Davies -- Davis -- Smertin -- Dempsey
    Kamara -- Healy

    on the bench: John, Pearce, Volz, Papa, Warner
     
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  18. WVfulhamfan

    WVfulhamfan New Member

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    Yeah I am a bit surpised that he is starting already, but I guess with a big misstake in each of the last two games by Warner, it may be the right move. Who would have thought ,with McBride getting injured, there would be 3 Americans in the starting lineup the following week.
     
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  19. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

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    Not surprised.
     
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  20. WVfulhamfan

    WVfulhamfan New Member

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    Dempsey scored a big goal. COYW
     
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