FULHAM Vs. Arsenal [R]

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by americanmike, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

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    It is hard to get over the past. Boa has not played well this season - he should not be captain, but then there is not a single player in the team that is safe in their place. At present Brown would be my choice for skipper, mostly because the only other choice would be Knight and he should be playing for Scunthorpe United.

    Boa has given everything for Fulham. I have watched him over the years grow as a footballer and become a player I love to watch. Even when he came on against Wigan I watched him for 5 minutes and his movement was excelent, that is working for the team! When he plays well he terrorised the opposition. He is passionate and can be selfish, but I like that in a player.

    I don't know if they do player-cam in the US, but over here Sky TV will focus 15 minutes of time on a player and follow him with a dedicated camera - it is worth watching Boa to see him go up and down the wing, he covers back, moves and opens spaces for others. There's no 'I' in Boa Morte!

    p.s. ignore the Luis part - it would ruin the effort I have put into this post and then I would cry!
     
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  2. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

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    Quality post.
     
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  3. Spencer

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    Poor Boa everyone hating on him. I really like him. Should he be captain? No, he's not that kind of player, but I'd always have him on my team. The guy is passionate and brings a spark of emotion which can spread to the rest of the team. I really value this quality in a team. Guys like Brown, Boa, Heleguson, Rosenior. You can see how much it means to them and they don't back down! If the opposition takes a cheap shot at Nemi they'll hear about it. It was this quality above all others that in my view the US lacked at the world cup.

    I understand why these type of players rub people the wrong way. I just don't subscribe to that view. I love the gamesmanship, the taunting, the over the top celebrations, and yes the occasional cheapshot elbow to the jaw. Robbie Savage, I love him! To me this is part of sport, and some (not directed at anyone on this site, but mostly at pundits and journalists) need to stop kidding themselves and get off their supposed moral high horse. Players that set me off are Diop, Knight, Donovan types who appear at times not to give a rip. Boa is probably the most skilled player we have, he's the captain, I'd be pissed if he didn't constantly want the ball. GBFC pointed out just what Boa does as a player. I really hope he stays.
     
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  4. americanmike

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    I wholeheartedly agree with Daves post here. I feel good about tomorrow, on the lone fact that we have nothing to lose...well, except for more players to injury.

    Some random facts for you all:

    If he plays, McBRIDE will be making his 100th League appearance for Fulham.

    Antti NIEMI, and Liam ROSENIOR have been on the field for every minute of every one of Fulham's Premiership matches this season.

    If they figure, Luis BOA MORTE and Moritz VOLZ will be playing against their former club.

    Mark PEMBRIDGE needs one more appearance to total 400 in his English League career (Luton, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and Fulham).
     
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  5. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

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    I have had a wander around various sites looking at the health of our midfield. The general consensus is that we are not in good shape. Neither Brown, Diop nor Boa are at full fitness. Elliott and Bulard are out for the season and now our goal scoring hero of midfield Volz, is being seconded back to defence. Our other makeshift midfielder, Boca, is out and sadly that deprives him of staking a claim for Zat's position!

    So, to recap, we are going to play the 'best passing team' in the league with 3 injured midfielders, an out of position left back, a centre back that has played only 270 minutes all season, a right back that is learning how to be a midfield dynamo and 2 strikers (Mc & John) that have mustered 4 goals between them.

    Sod it. I am putting a fiver on us to win 2-1 COYW!!!!!!
     
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  6. Optimizer

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    So I thought about the game some more and figured out something apt to Fulham's situation.

    Elwood: "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses."
    Jake: "Hit it."

    I agree with GBFC, Fulham has everything to gain by pretending to be Bolton for 90 minutes. COYW!!
     
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  7. wadey??????

    wadey?????? New Member

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    tonite will be tough....arsenal will have a lot of big names back....but..and its a big but...if we are "in there faces" from kick off...then who knows
     
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  8. NJGlen

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    I need a pep talk. I'm down on Fulham right now and due to the fact that we never get a result against Arsenal, I'm not sure I'll be watching the game this evening. Given that I have FSC in my office and the remote control sits on my desk, it must be a bad state of affairs.

    Please, someone convonce me to lift up my fat arm and switch the game on. However, if I hang myself after the result, then its your fault.
     
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  9. ChicagoTom

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    Glen, nobody is expecting a result tonight against Arsenal. I never usually find the matches with the big teams that depressing after we lose. The matches that put me in a bad frame of mind are the Portsmouth, Wigan, Reading, Manchester City, Charlton and other such teams we should be able to beat.

    You don't want to miss today's match because the team has nothing to lose. If they lose, it was expected. If they win, how are you going to feel if you miss the one time Fulham beats Arsenal?

    In other words, watch this match in the hopes that you might see a minor miracle take place tonight. I understand why you are down on the team because the last two weeks we have lost to two of the aforementioned teams that we should be able to beat. December will not be easy either.

    Keep your head up and let's have hope that something miraculous can happen at the Cottage tonight.
     
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  10. FFCinPCB

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    Too much pressure. Let someone else play potential executioner.

    BUT, I think we might surprise some people this match.
     
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  11. FFCinPCB

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    Replay at 11:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 Central, also.
     
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  12. HatterDon

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    I have the belief; I have the faith; I have the shirt. I'll be watching "live" at 4 CST.

    COYW! Get some Gunners!
     
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  13. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

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    I'll be supporting the lads while on the pitch. Full Fulham regalia circa 2004-2005.

    Catch the action when I get home, after a pop or two.
     
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  14. metsfan15

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    Is anyone listening to the game on FulhamTV? Is it working?
     
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  15. omsdogg

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    i don't care if we put our whole team out there...we're losing this match. Stupid Fifa didn't put Henry on their shortlist for World Player of the Year....great timing Fifa...great timing.

    Thierry Henry 5-0 Fulham
     
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  16. SCFulhamFan

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    Hopefully omsdogg isn't right, but I could see him coming out firing.
     
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  17. omsdogg

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    did i say 5-0....i meant 1-0 Fulham.....NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
     
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  18. mohr37

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    all i can say at the moment is...fulhamish
     
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  19. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

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    Calm down, the crushing disappointment of manipulating a loosing position from 2 up is much harder to take if you have been too excitable!!! ;)
     
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  20. jreid19

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    Anyone know where I can listen to this match on the internet?

    Imagine my surpise when I open Soccernet gamecast at work to see 2-0.......Fulham....Holy expletive.....COME ON FULHAM!!!!!
     
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