Sunderland at Fulham - FA Cup Replay

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by MicahMan, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. MicahMan

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    New loanee Richards will be unavailable and Parker seems like he is on the fence. We'll also be without the option of Ruiz and his je ne sais quoi. However we've got McCormack's kick-ass attitude!
    http://www.espnfc.com/english-fa-cup/match/413728/fulham-sunderland/preview

    I say a nervous Sunderland focuses more on resting their top-tier players with an eye on avoiding relegation, while our relatively new collection of mid-fielders start to gel and create opportunities. We score an early goal and then take advantage of counter-attacks for a 3-0 win! COYW!
     
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    I'll be listening to Jim. Any chance of anyone showing up in the chatroom?
     
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  3. BarryWhite

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    I don't have a good feeling about this match and that is doubly so if Parker is out. I'm curious what the midfield will look like.
     
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  4. jumpkutz

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    Well, we WERE doing OK with Grimmer at right back, so I'd assume he'll be in there. Wouldn't expect to see Parker if he's "iffy" given his age and workload. We need him fit for league matches, and I think Kit learned his lesson bring LVC back to quickly from injury. Speaking of LVC, doesn't seem to be quite himself since returning. Hope that changes today. Still thought we played well enough to win at Blackburn, except for shooting, so maybe that will change as well. Kit says he's moving Ross back up front, so I hope he follows through. I agree with the right honourable gentleman from Warrick about the midfield. I guess we'll just see what we'll see, won't we? I'd like to see Fofana back in there. Thought he was really close to busting out on a goalfest before being sat at Ewood, so we'll see. Tunnicliffe, Kaca, Fofana and ???
     
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  5. SoCalJoe

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    Wouldn't be surprised in the least to see this go extra time. Time to take advantage of a great draw and advance! COYW!!!
     
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  6. HatterDon

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    Kit is going for this one. Here's your starters: Fulham: Bettinelli, Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis, Fofana, Tunnicliffe, Kačaniklić, McCormack, Rodallega, Woodrow

    And here's the bench:
    • 1Gabor Kiraly
    • 13Elsad Zverotic
    • 33Dan Burn
    • 14Patrick Roberts
    • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
    • 27George Williams
    • 25Moussa Dembele
     
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  7. MicahMan

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    Well crap, Defoe is starting. So much for my theory on Sunderland's approach to the match!
     
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  8. BarryWhite

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    [weQUOTE="HatterDon, post: 105148, member: 423"]Kit is going for this one. Here's your starters: Fulham: Bettinelli, Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis, Fofana, Tunnicliffe, Kačaniklić, McCormack, Rodallega, Woodrow

    And here's the bench:
    • 1Gabor Kiraly
    • 13Elsad Zverotic
    • 33Dan Burn
    • 14Patrick Roberts
    • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
    • 27George Williams
    • 25Moussa Dembele
    [/QUOTE]

    A 4-3-3?
     
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  9. jumpkutz

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    Well, that was discouraging.
     
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  10. SoCalJoe

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    Starting this last Saturday morning, Fulham has lost twice and the team I've supported my whole life blew the Super Bowl....

     
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  11. ChicagoCottager

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    Just watched the highlights. The Bettinelli mistake/own goal is a classic example of why keepers tip the ball over, even when it seems like they could catch it. The way the ball deflected, it had a ton of spin on it. Those are much more difficult to catch than they seem. Something Betts will learn with experience.
     
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  13. dcheather

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    Yeah, he knew he goofed though. I like the way his teammates immediately gave him some comfort with a quick pat on the back as opposed to shakes of the head and throwing arms up in disgust we see too often.
     
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  14. jumpkutz

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    He's like the Terminator...He'll be BACK!
     
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