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Carling Cup - Leicester Preview.

Carling Cup - Leicester Preview.

Fulham start their domestic cup campaign with a home tie against Leicester City on Wednesday evening.

Fulham will start as favourites against the League One side but Roy Hodgson will emphasise that the correct attitude needs to be prevalent or else his side could be on the end of a shock result.

It's been a long time since Fulham reached a Wembley Final of any description and many see the Carling Cup as possibly the easiest route. With no Premier League game this weekend, thanks to Manchester United and their Monaco Super Cup excursion, Roy may be tempted to field his strongest side available to maintain match-fitness.

If any changes are made we here at Vital Fulham expect them to be subtle, perhaps Stockdale coming in for Schwarzer and possibly Stoor for Pantsil whilst Dempsey and Nevland may get a run-out as well.

Leicester will arrive at Craven Cottage believing that they can get a result. After suffering relegation from the Championship last season, the Foxes have started well in League One.

The squad has been shuffled and includes a couple of players with recent top-flight experience in the form of Steve Howard and Paul Dickov.

Howard is a powerful striker who is good in the air. After making his name at Luton he moved to Derby County but in a poor team his form suffered and he made the short trip to Leicester.

Dickov is the sort of player you love to have on your team but also the sort of player that infuriates the opposition support. His fiery style ensures he remains very competitive and he made his name playing for Manchester City, Blackburn and Leicester in the Premier League. Although at the twilight of his career, Dickov shouldn't be treated lightly.

We don't expect Craven Cottage to be filled to capacity for the fixture, the Carling Cup doesn't seem to get the crowds it deserves until the latter stages, therefore, if you're not doing much this Wednesday evening, you could do worse than drag yourselves away from a night in front of the television to cheer the lads on.

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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Tuesday August 26 2008
Time: 4:26PM

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I think it'll be interesting to see how Roy plays out this game. It's possible that he sends out a weeker side and gives some of the new lads a chance? Or maybe he'll try to blow Leicester out of the water and get a solid run of results going?
jackbarendse
26/08/2008 17:18:00
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i'm all for going with a very strong eleven, it's about time we had another cup run!
Al Billy
26/08/2008 19:03:00
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Would like to see Nevland and Stoor to get a start. Unfortunitly I won't be at the game as I have to work!
oranje_emu
27/08/2008 01:04:00
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a gd chance for RH to experiment our new lads or tactics but aware that every season there r some lower league sides causing upset to EPL teams. hope the lads will keep focus n beat the foxes comfortably cant afford a lose or even a draw COYW
genuch
27/08/2008 07:15:00
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hopefully we start ful eleven caus it wud be great t get a gud cup run maybe evn win it!
sdavies25
27/08/2008 17:09:00
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great game tonight,sad to be out but i think we played well against you tonight,the score was better than we thought hope the lads can keep it up,good luck to you this year
lcfc4eva
28/08/2008 00:47:00
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