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Fulham in UEFA Cup Wait!

Fulham in UEFA Cup Wait!

Last week we ran a short article suggesting there could be an added bonus for the club this week as well as staying up if we beat Portsmouth.

In the UEFA Fair Play League, we were lagging just behind Manchester City as the top English club who hadn`t already qualified for the UEFA Cup. Well yesterday Manchester City had Richard Dunne sent off and Sun Jihai booked, whereas we received no red or yellow cards at all.

Common sense would suggest that would be enough to hoist us above City and give us the chance to sample European football, however, it doesn`t seem to appear to be that simple with other criteria also needing to be taken into account.

A club spokesman had this to say on the matter,

'It is certainly a possibility that we could be playing in the UEFA Cup.'

'It is a complicated situation in which administration efficiency is also taken into consideration as well as on-field behaviour but we know we are in a good position and expect to have confirmation from the Premier League early next week."

'For now, we have enough to celebrate over staying up but this could be another bonus, although we can't say more at this stage until all the documentation is in.'


Right, fingers crossed everyone, this could really put us on the map!

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 11:51AM

Comments

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If rangers can reach the final we can do the same. So how long til Roy get's us in to the champions league lol!
howrad
12/05/2008 11:59:00
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Also i think it's nice to be rewarded for being generally nice on and off the pitch i think it's a good way to encourage players to be good role modals unlike cashley cole or Mascherano
howrad
12/05/2008 12:01:00
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You played well yesterday, and seeing your fans jubilation after the game reminded me and my wife, of our celebrations when we stayed up at Wigan a few years ago. Its a horrible few weeks, and staying up is brilliant and a day you'll never forget. So well done Fulham, your manager and fans deserved to stay up.
Midge
12/05/2008 12:42:00
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P.S. Sorry forgot to say i am a Pompey fan i case above post didmnt make sense :-)
Midge
12/05/2008 12:43:00
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According to Sky, Man City still feel they may have nicked that UEFA Cup place off you!
merlin
12/05/2008 12:48:00
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As long as you've earned it!
storagematt
12/05/2008 13:11:00
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What ever the verdict is I've read somewhere that its going to be annonced 2moz!! If staying up wasn't good enough! Surely the Red and yellow buts them bellow us?!?! And if administration efficiency is also taken into consideration then surely Man city at their current crisis don't have a chance?
oranje_emu
12/05/2008 16:08:00
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perhaps the THAI will buy them their place!
merlin
12/05/2008 17:22:00
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that't it, they're waiting for the auction to start! Fayed v Thaiboy!
Putney
12/05/2008 17:26:00
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I CAN'T SEE WHY IT TAKES THEM SO LONG TO WORK IT OUT - APART FORM THE USUAL INCOMPETENCE ASSOCIATED WITH UEFA
merlin
12/05/2008 19:08:00
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