Fulham at Millwall

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by MicahMan, Aug 16, 2021.

  1. MicahMan

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    Fulham makes the short trip to The Den to face Millwall on Tuesday. The match starts at 2:45pm EDT and will be available on ESPN+.

    Millwall have had brief 1-0 leads in both of their opening matches, but they both finished in 1-1 draws. It is a little bit of a Fulham alumni reunion with the likes of Scott Malone, Matt Smith, and Shaun Hutchinson available for Millwall. Last season Millwall finished in 11th, level on points with Luton, and 15 points outside of the playoffs.

    Fulham will be without Harry Wilson due to his red card (I haven't been able to figure how long he'll be out, any guesses?) along with Cairney, Kongolo, and Knockaert due to injuries. Harrison Reed will be a game-time decision.

    When I saw that Wilson was red-carded and would likely miss the next few matches I felt a sense of dread. However, two goals after going down to 10-men made me feel like Wilson wasn't required for Fulham to score. It would be great if Fulham could keep the good times going at the Den to get this season off to a great start. Millwall should be a lot more competitive than Huddersfield, so Mitrovic should not expect to score by just falling over - although he could take some pointers from Kevin McDonald on how to score with your arse against Millwall. I'll be looking for Fulham to get out of this one with a close win.
     
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    If they classified the Wilson card as violent conduct, that's at least 3 games.
     
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  3. SoCalJoe

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    Anytime we play Millwall (especially at The Den) I’m more worried about the traveling supporters then the home team. Couldn’t find any info on any kind of appeal for Wilson’s red card.
     
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    The Den can be the scariest place in London ... and a match against the "upper class" Fulham squad for the first time in over a year ... could be scary. I know if I had a season ticket, I'd be giving mine to somebody else.
     
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  5. daddude7

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    I find this lineup surprising. The biggest surprise is no Reid anywhere. I hope we aren’t selling him.
     
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    Wow. Complete domination in the first half. We should have scored a couple more.

    Fulham Twitter said Bobby had to sit out because of a “minor issue.”

    If we’re comfortably ahead with 30 minutes to go, I’d love to see Stansfield get some meaningful time.

    Also, I don’t care Carvalho is young. He’s a rare talent. Give him any money he wants and lock this shit down, Khan & Khan.
     
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  7. daddude7

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    What a strange match. Truly Fulhamish. The win margin should have been 5 or 6, instead we made it exciting. Against better competition, we would have paid for such poor finishing. It is still the same wasteful Fulham as last season. There is hoping some finishing work with Boa Morte helps the forwards put more chances away.
     
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    Only caught 2nd half, and as stated by @daddude7 it was total domination. Has Seri been given a lifeline or a showcase for potential buyers? Whatever the reason he’s taking advantage of it. Thank Gawd the crazy richochet goal by them didn’t come back to haunt. 3 points in the bag and deserving of the Dancin’ Banana @jumpkutz
     
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  9. MicahMan

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    Agree with all that has been said. Fulham should have put that one to bed much earlier. There was some poor finishing (and then Seri who didn't even take a shot served up on a plate), but there were some cases where Millwall had some great blocks too. I thought for sure Carvalho was going to get a second goal. Still one goal and one assist, plus being all over the pitch wasn't a bad night! On his cross to Mitro on the first goal and his shot on the second goal I thought he had narrowed the angles too much and left no room to make something happen, but he had more skill than imagined and deftly converted both.

    I thought that Ream looked a little shaky tonight after playing solid in the first two matches. Hopefully just a one night blip for him. Like the first two matches, Fulham looked good, but could have been even better. If this squad starts firing on all cylinders they will be hard to stop.

    Oh, and it is a three match suspension for Wilson. We won't see him in league play until mid-September.
     
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    7 points in three games, 6 away. Can't complain about the start so far and winning while still not being settled in. loving it.
     
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  11. daddude7

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    @SoCalJoe is on the money. Carvalho will get the attention, and he deserves it, but Seri was the most valuable player on the field for us today. He conducted near-flawlessly. Almost everything flowed through him, and he barely put his foot wrong, and he was effective on the defensive side, too. Not quite a Kante, but very well done.
     
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  12. HatterDon

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    looking forward to one of you folk to post the highlights
     
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  13. MicahMan

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    Here you go!


    And some illicit highlights that will probably be removed eventually, but includes commentary and more replays of the goals:
     
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  14. MicahMan

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    Nice little Sessegnon and Carvalho side-by side comparison at the Den. Mirror images on the goal and celebration.
     
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