Fulham @ Manchester United

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by timmyg, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. timmyg

    timmyg Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Oh dear, oh my.

    Last time Fulham went to Old Trafford they were shelled 5-1 to kick start last season.

    Well, A LOT has changed since then...except the fact that ManU are still as dominant as they've ever been.

    ManU played all their regulars yesterday, and should trot out the same lineup on Monday. Fulham will probably put out the same lineup as on Sunday and play the longball.

    And it wont be effective.

    2-0 ManYoo.
  2. americanmike

    americanmike Administrator

    Dec 30, 2004
    I have taken Monday/Tuesday off from work to go to the match. I must be a glutton for punishment eh??

    I'll be there for the boys and, of course, won't expect much from the match. COYW's
  3. Fulhamburger

    Fulhamburger New Member

    May 11, 2007

    Goal - Kamara (2') Kamara makes it two in a row
  4. Bracey

    Bracey New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Reading South East England
    3-nil to Man U, sorry guy's Man U are on a differnt planet to us, and to all the guy's and gals going enjoy, because your going to see one of the best teams in the world.......and Fulham
  5. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Re: RE: Fulham @ Manchester United

    Way to go American Mike!!!!!!! They are certain to come away with a win with support like yours. Dont doubt it for a second. COYW's
  6. omsdogg

    omsdogg New Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    RE: Re: RE: Fulham @ Manchester United

    The way we play...we'll probably come away with a draw. Of course I'm not getting my hopes up and you shouldn't either. ManPoo 3-0 Our Beloved Fulham.
  7. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    RE: Re: RE: Fulham @ Manchester United

    I have the same two hopes for ManUre as I did for Liverpool.

    Hope one: we don't lose by more than two goals [gotta keep that goal difference in our favor] AND
    Hope two: nobody gets hurt

    United are NOT playing their best football at the moment, and I think they'll take us lightly. That's in our favor. NOT in our favor is the fact that, against Blackburn, our WORST defender was Konchesky. Both of their goals resulted from some serious ball watching on his part. Let's hope he gets his shit together or Ronaldo will eat his lunch.

    Also not in our favor is LS's continued reliance on Murphy while he banishes Smertin to the reserves.

    I'm starting to understand that LS's strategy is to keep it close in the first half and then bring in Kuqi and Healy in the 2nd half to put a little weight on their defense. I can buy that. So, here's my preferred lineup for Monday afternoon:

    ------------- Niemi ---------------
    Baird ---- Hughes ------- Stefanovich ----- Konchesky
    Davies ----- Smertin ---- Davis ------- Bouazza
    -------- Dempsey ---------- Kamara --------

    Bench; Batista; Boca; Murphy; Healy, Kuqi

    Result: Man U 2 Fulham 1 & NOBODY GETS HURT
  8. jmh

    jmh New Member

    Jul 2, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    RE: Re: RE: Fulham @ Manchester United

    Monday afternoon games on Setanta are cruddy. Can't go to a bar to watch because I'll be at work, can't record because Setanta isn't available on cable. Guess I'll be trying to listen online from work.

    Sorry. I'll stop complaining now.
  9. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    Gotta get the Russian back on the field. Like to see Omosuzi and his pace at right back (won't happen). Superhero will need to stand on his head...again. Sadly with ManUre losing to Bolton last week the sneak up factor is virtually erased, they'll come out flying we'll need to show some grit and try to catch them on a counter. Expecting a 0-2 loss, but this team usually plays to the level of their opponent, a draw would be a massive boost.
  10. Old_Bugger

    Old_Bugger New Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Re: RE: Re: RE: Fulham @ Manchester United

    I think your spot on with the current tactic's HatterDon,Big Kuqi does cause all sorts of problems when he comes on
    I'll take a 3-nil beating but as you say nobody gets hurt!!
  11. timmyg

    timmyg Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    I really want to call everyone's attention to soccernet's prediction:

    Monday's match
    Man Utd v Fulham
    We say: Away win

    If you want to see the real deal go here and scroll all the way down:
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature?id ... d=tab1pos1

    man oh man I loathe Fergie and ManYoo. COYW!!
  12. nmancini04

    nmancini04 New Member

    May 21, 2007
    I actually thought Murphy had a very good game against Blackburn.

    I'm not feeling positive about this one with Rooney (and others) returning and after they were stung by the Bolton loss last week.

    Man Utd 4-1 Fulham
  13. andyns

    andyns New Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Halifax, Canada
  14. Archie

    Archie New Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Beaumont, CA
    Fulham 5 Man U 0
  15. krhimself

    krhimself New Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Orlando, via Japan
    Sir Alex could be serving a touchline ban for this one. The last time he served a ban against Fulham at Old Trafford (in 2003), this happened:


    Hey, we can all dream. :banana:
  16. BC

    BC New Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Decatur, IL
    I think we'll perform similarly to the Arsenal match. We'll play them well and hard but in the end, we won't be able to compete with their talent. I say 4-2 with United pulling away late.
  17. Optimizer

    Optimizer New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    People are predicting Fulham to win...AT OLD TRAFFORD?!

    I still can't get past that.

    In any case, I'd love to see a Fulham win, but I'll gladly take ANY points from the biggest team in Manchester. Watch Fulham get an early lead and watch Rooney get an equalizer at minute, let's say, 86.
  18. psand22

    psand22 Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    Another tough match this week. I don't see us getting the win, and I don't see us getting blown out...either. It should be more of the same. We play it tight for awhile and then let it slip away late. The Poo 3-1 winners.

    For the lineup...I would put in Smertin for Murphy and leave the rest alone. Let's hope we steal some points and get December off to a great start......COYW.
  19. Team_of_McBrides

    Team_of_McBrides New Member

    May 28, 2007
    Hoping for the best, but prepared for the worst.

    I'll be off to the GL to watch the match tonight. Hoping Lawrie opts for a Healy/Kuqi partnership up top oppose to Kamara/Dempsey.

    Backline should stay the same. Would like to see the midfield line up with Bouazza on the left, Smertin and Dempsey in the middle and Davies on the right.

    Predictions of the full time score are out the window...

  20. EricD

    EricD New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Newport Beach, CA
    Team of McBrides, I like your midfield line up. I have been thinking this for a while. I believe a few people mentioned it on another topic as well. I think Dempsey can create for the guys up front, and I think that is where he should be when McBride comes back.
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