Fulham at Bristol City

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by MicahMan, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. MicahMan

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    Fulham faces Bristol City at 10am EDT on Saturday. The match will only be available on FFCTV.

    This one is ripe for a Fulhamish result. Bristol City has not won at home since January. That's the kind of streak that Fulham seems to excel at ending (extending Liverpool's poor home record last season being the exception that proves the rule). Bristol seems to have trouble scoring at home. In their four away matches they have scored eight times while at home they have only scored twice in four games. Fulham should win this one, but as we saw with Reading, what should happen is irrelevant to the final outcome.

    One piece of good news is that it seems like Reed's late injury against Leeds was just a cramp. Hopefully he'll be able to play on Saturday. The usual suspects are still out. It will be interesting to see if Christie, Rodak, or Mawson get a start after having good showings against Leeds. If I had to guess, I'd say Christie is the only one who will get a start.

    Fulham is still in second, but level on points with two other teams so it is key to get back to their winning ways.
     
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  2. daddude7

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    Thanks to @MicahMan for starting the thread. I started both of the league losses, and didn't want to perpetuate the jinx.

    Hope Carvalho is well enough to get on the bench. But even without him we have the best midfield in the division. Best defense, too. And some wingers and forwards (cough, Cavaleiro, cough) who can't shoot, but I was gratified to see that the lads did do some shooting drills this week.

    No excuse not to win every remaining game this season. I know we won't, and that will be inexcusable.
     
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  3. MicahMan

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    West Brom defeated QPR and Coventry beat Peterborough which means they take the top two spots and Fulham goes into the game sitting in fourth place.

    This made me laugh because it crossed my mind that you may have been thinking that! If anyone is a jinx it is me. I started participating in this forum in the 2013-14 season when Fulham saw their longest run in the Premier League come to an end. My apologies everyone.
     
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  4. astroevan

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    You sure are a superstitious lot. Bottom line is that, with all the talent that Fulham have, this match should be over by halftime.
     
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  5. MicahMan

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    Fulham looked flat in the first half, but the subs brought in at the start of the second half made a huge impact and got a goal almost immediately . Unfortunately, Fulham missed four great chances to get a second goal to win the match. Once again, Fulham was undone by the lack of finishing. I'll have to see the replay, but I'm pretty sure Bristol City was offside on the goal. It looked offside to me all the way, but that's life without VAR.
     
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  6. daddude7

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    Tragically wasteful. Keep doing those shooting drills, boys. And buy Harry a right foot.
     
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  7. MicahMan

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    Bristol City has 7 minutes of highlights:


    And the replay confirms it was an absolutely terrible missed offside call that should have disallowed the Bristol City goal. However, I'm more upset by the chances that Fulham missed to get the second goal. GJ said, and I agreed, that it felt like Bristol City would score eventually if Fulham didn't get a second goal and that's what happened.
     
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  8. stlouisbrad

    stlouisbrad Well-Known Member

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    After watching those highlights I'm glad I missed the game. The profanity coming out of my mouth would have got me in trouble.
     
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  9. HatterDon

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    Following the play-by-play on-line, the first 45 belonged to us in all categories. Everything worked except scoring. There was some damaged woodwork and some decent City 'keeping. Just a little bit of fortune and we could have gone at the half 0-3. The City UTube's picture of the first half was significantly different.
     
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  10. MicahMan

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    The Bristol City highlights are accurate in that they reflect the scoring chances each side produced. Fulham moved the ball around in the first half but did nothing with it. When Fulham came out in the second half it was like a breath of fresh air with almost every possession leading to some kind of threat against the Bristol City goal. It was just unfortunate they didn't score more than once.
     
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