Fulham away to Rotherham

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by SoCalJoe, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Location:
    Walnut, CA
    The matches come fast and furious when playing in a cup mid-week, as the lads travel to New York Stadium to take on bottom of the table Rotherham. The Championship is a marathon, but this a big game to build momentum towards the end of the window and beyond. Hopefully Ross can build off the Sheffield brace, and Ben Pringle gets the chance NOT to celebrate against his old club.
     
    #1
  2. AggieMatt

    AggieMatt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alamo City, Texas
    Must win match.
     
    #2
  3. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    with more than 40 matches left, a road match is hardly "must win." Having said that, it would be nice to show a little mo from the Cup win.
     
    #3
  4. BarryWhite

    BarryWhite Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Location:
    Newburgh, IN
    It may not be a must win match for Fulham but it could very well be for Kit.
     
    #4
  5. jumpkutz

    jumpkutz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Anything but an easy win will be met with more howls for Kit's ouster. This IS a big game for exactly that reason. If we've improved at all from the second half of the SheffU win, now is the time to see it. If not, well, it's gonna be another long season, I'm afraid. I will say this...Moussa Dembele is much bigger and stronger player than I previously thought. I don't know if he's got more growing to do, but he's not a skinny rail of a kid. And I hope Kit runs him out there again. As someone once said of Deuce, "he tries shit." And so does Dembele. And he just TRIES, period, harder than many of our other players in recent times.
     
    #5
  6. AggieMatt

    AggieMatt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alamo City, Texas
    Deuce tried shit...and a lot of it worked. That's the difference. I appreciate Dembele's endeavor, I just wish it came with more result.

    If we can't beat Rotherham, home, away or on Mars, we're in for another extended run in the bottom 1/4 of the league. Given our start to the season, that's must win in my book, even though technically, yes, no single league match is "must win".
     
    #6
  7. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    If we win 1-3 there will still be howls for Kit's ouster. Last season when we were on one of our two undefeated mini-streaks, the Kit haters were greeting victories with "our opponents were robbed" and "we didn't deserve 1 point never mind 3." I grow weary of it.

    And, Matt, Dempsey wasn't a finished article at the age at Dembele is now, and he didn't score with any frequency with Fulham until he was a good 7 years older than Dembele. Mind you, I still prefer Woodrow, but … .
     
    #7
  8. AggieMatt

    AggieMatt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alamo City, Texas
    I didn't mean to compare the two directly, b/c yeah, Clint would have been at Furman at that age & that comment hadn't even been made at that point in his career.

    I'm really only interested in what I think of our performances & of those who can provide a reasoned opinion of them. I couldn't give a rat's ass about what the folks you're referring to think or say.
     
    #8
  9. ChicagoCottager

    ChicagoCottager Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago
    Dembele has the kind of size and athleticism that defenders have to worry about constantly. He also has class (as anyone who's seen his France U-19 highlights can attest), and it will show as he gains experience in the league.

    Here's the lineup I would go with tomorrow:

    [​IMG]
     
    #9
    SoCalJoe likes this.
  10. AggieMatt

    AggieMatt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alamo City, Texas
    That's how I'd go. I'd have Tunnicliffe on the bench and a quick hook for LVC if he continues to look lost in the shuffle. Tunnicliffe's effort against ShefU merits another chance to play soon. Speaking of merit, I'd like to see Cauley in for either forward when they start to fade, and not in the 87th minute.

    After listening to Kit's prematch video, sounds like Husband will start tomorrow. Also interesting, he says they talked to Ross about playing further up the pitch and trusting his teammates b/c they need goals from him. However, after the Cup match, Ross said he preferred playing up top and implied he'd been dropping back more previously b/c he'd been instructed to.
     
    #10
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
    ChicagoCottager likes this.
  11. MicahMan

    MicahMan Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    After Blackburn's draw with Bolton yesterday, we now sit in the relegation zone before today's match. COYW! Get a win! I'm tired of being at this end of the table.
     
    #11
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  12. MicahMan

    MicahMan Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    And here's the lineup:
    Lonergan
    Richards, Ream, Burn, Husband
    Cairney, Tunnicliffe, O'Hara, Pringle
    McCormack (c), Dembélé.

    Subs: Lewis, Voser, Hutchinson, Mattila, Christensen, Kačaniklić, Woodrow

    Tunnicliffe is awarded a start at the expense of Christensen - interesting. Glad to see Ream and Husband in there. Actually, for once, I like all the choices for the back line.
     
    #12
  13. AggieMatt

    AggieMatt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alamo City, Texas
    Good win and, more important, a good performance. Just what we needed. Husband slotted into the side well (goal conceded aside), sounded like a strong performance all around from the mf, and Ross seems to have found his form.

    So relieved to go into a 2 week break on the back of that performance as opposed to a poor one or a loss.
     
    #13
  14. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    A much needed win in league play. Not going to get too excited just yet, it was Rotherham that they beat, but they did what they were supposed to do. Onwards and, hopefully, upwards.
     
    #14
    BarryWhite and SoCalJoe like this.
  15. MicahMan

    MicahMan Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    Thank you Tim. Thank you. And Cauley! Thank you both for finishing a match right. A final score of 3-1 is much better than 2-2.
     
    #15
  16. jumpkutz

    jumpkutz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Encouraging. Three goals, a penalty save, and a decent performance. I'll take it. And DON'T change the lineup for the next game!!!
     
    #16
  17. andypalmer

    andypalmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    How did Ream do?
     
    #17
  18. BarryWhite

    BarryWhite Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Location:
    Newburgh, IN
    Hard to say just listening to the audio but you didn't hear his name a lot which for a defender is a good thing and when you did it seemed to be in a positive light.
     
    #18
  19. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    #19
  20. ChicagoCottager

    ChicagoCottager Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago
    Sounds like Ream/Burn have done well, but we shouldn't forget that they've played against a League One team and the bottom team in the Championship.
     
    #20
Similar Threads: Fulham away
Forum Title Date
Fulham FC News and Notes Fulham away to Birmingham City Nov 8, 2019
Fulham FC News and Notes Fulham away to Middlesbrough Oct 25, 2019
Fulham FC News and Notes Fulham Away To Stoke City Oct 17, 2019
Fulham FC News and Notes Fulham away to Crystal Palace Feb 1, 2019
Fulham FC News and Notes Fulham away to Liverpool Nov 9, 2018

Share This Page