Fulham v Spurs to be played Wednesday / Chelsea Saturday

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  1. BarryWhite

    BarryWhite Well-Known Member

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    Per the club’s website:

    Fulham’s fixture away to Tottenham Hotspur – originally scheduled for December 30th – will now be played this week, on Wednesday 13th January, kick-off 8.15pm.

    Additionally, the SW6 derby has been moved back a day, so we will now host Chelsea at Craven Cottage on Saturday 16th January, 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports.
     
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    I read an article stating that Fulham were a bit upset at this announcement after going 120 minutes this past weekend and being given such short notice. I understand that Parker may have used different players vs QPR but at least most of the typical starting 11 didn't play.
     
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  3. SoCalJoe

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    Was never going to be great timing sneaking these 2 games back in the schedule, not expecting anything from this one, but a point is not out of the question.
     
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  4. MicahMan

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    The Tottenham match will be shown on NBCSN at 3:15 EST.

    Tottenham has the second best defense in the league and Fulham managed just 2 goals in December's five matches. Of course, Fulham's defense also only gave up 4 goals over those same five matches, so a 0-0 draw may be the most likely positive result even if a fifth consecutive league draw sounds impossible.
     
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    We've got the defensive athleticism to keep up with just about anybody in the league. The question is, do we have the soccer IQ to stay with this edition of spuds? Kane and Son have developed the kind of strike partnership that's seldom seen in this game at this level, especially as it relates to unselfishness. Neither truly cares who ends up scoring the goal (although it's Son, more often than not). And Kane usually has a field day against us. If we can find a way to keep those two at bay, and the rest of their offensive players have a bad day, we could nick a result. A goal from us would be a bonus, but I honestly don't see it happening. Our young defense has improved a lot, but not enough to keep this duo from scoring at least one. There's a decent chance that, if they score a couple early, this could get ugly. That hasn't happened in quite a while though, so fingers crossed we can hang with them long enough to make it interesting.
     
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  6. daddude7

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    Spuds 0 : 1 Fulham. You heard it here first. I'm betting all the cash in my pocket on it.
     
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    The Special One would prefer his season to be nothing but 1-0 victories. His mania for defense makes a draw a possibility. We just have to make sure they don't score early.
     
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    So your wallet is sitting on the counter ? :D
     
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  10. SoCalJoe

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    Earned indeed Nev! A little luck w/Son’s kill shot off the post, but the lads put in a gritty shift and thoroughly earned the point. If only Kamara had looked up to see Lookman totally alone near the end...
     
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  11. jumpkutz

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    I hate the phrase “fair result,” but it may fit this outing well. We got lucky on Son’s post clunker and several other efforts. We definitely outplayed them in the second half. A well earned point from a match we figured to get nothing from. I’ll take it.
     
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  12. HatterDon

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    This match result has been the most positive indicator of the rest of our season. We played well throughout. We didn't curl up like an armadillo and cry "don't hurt me." The stats tell the tale. We were equal all the way.

    The post match discussion showed Timmy Howard pointing out how we took advantage of Spurs' biggest problem: They rely on quick passes from deep for Son and Kane to run in on. This is fine except they basically ignore the midfield. They conceded the midfield to us today and could just as easily lost as we could. All of that was due to Scotty's game plan -- something both "experts" pointed out.

    The last time I said that I'd be happy with one point in the next three matches, we took four points. Chelsea is vulnerable, and United might be over-confident.

    I think we're staying up.
     
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  13. stlouisbrad

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    I don't have NBCSN at the moment, so I only saw the extended highlights. I liked what I saw. Nice result. Bring on Chelsea which I believe is on regular NBC. Would love to see another good showing.
     
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  14. MicahMan

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    Good news @stlouisbrad and @BarryWhite - Comcast relented and decided that Peacock WILL show all Premier League matches on replay! I learned about this 5 minutes into today's match and I shut down all of the text feeds I had running so I could watch the replay without knowing the result. Sadly Google's too-smart algorithm gave me a news headline two hours too early.

    The highlights if you haven't seen them:


    I found myself wanting to see Lookman midway through the first half. It seemed like Fulham would benefit from his pace and creativity to help break out of the midfield. I was glad Parker brought him in relatively early as a sub and he certainly added the necessary spark.

    Although this is five draws in a row now and it is frustrating to STILL be in relegation despite not losing in over a month, this was a good draw and a positive result.
     
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  15. MicahMan

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    Short highlights that include a very happy GJ and Jamie calling the second goal:


    Gentleman Jim is always so despondent when the opponents score that he usually just goes quiet and barely mentions that they scored. When I used to listen to GJ call matches I had to rely on the crowd noise to know if the opposition scored, but without crowd noises you could almost miss an opposition score as demonstrated when Kane headed the ball in.
     
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  16. stlouisbrad

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    You just made my morning. Although I am still in a pickle with hockey season. Our local RSN is making it very difficult/expensive to see the games.
     
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  17. HatterDon

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    Was I the only one who, when Scotty was bringing on Lookman who thought "please take Cav out PLEASE?" Oops.

    Thanks for the highlights!
     
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