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Fulham - Hodgson Laments Late Defeat

The manner of yesterdays defeat will have hurt Fulham.

To go to Goodison Park and create a couple of golden chances only to succumb to a late goal, from a former player, is the thing nightmares are made off.

The defeat also saw the London side slip down the table and now they hover a mere two points above the relegation zone, a zone that includes Tottenham, Newcastle and Bolton.

Strangely enough, the next two fixtures the club faces are against two of those sides in the shape of Tottenham and Newcastle, six-pointers really are starting early in the Premier League this season.

After the match Roy Hodgson, in his customary post match interview, spoke about the missed chances and the bitter disappointment of losing in such a cruel way, remarking,

'Jimmy Bullard's free-kick created the chance for Bobby Zamora, and he hit the post. While Gera rattled the crossbar with a header. "

'We missed them both, but we were still defending very well and contained Everton's growing threats when they kept putting on strikers."

'Unfortunately they found a way to get in a cross and Louis produced an excellent header, and there was not much time for us after that. "

'It is a bitterly disappointing way to lose after the team had worked so hard, we deserved one point, at least."

'We worked hard all game to stop the crosses getting into the box and we succeeded in that until just that one at the end, it could have been any time but it is not anything to do with lack of effort."

'The work-rate and commitment was commendable. We were playing a top team who are difficult on their own ground.'


Fulham supporters will be hoping their side can get back to winning ways next weekend otherwise a drop into the relegation places beckons.




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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 2 2008

Time: 12:03PM

Your Comments

With Harry ensconced at the Lane and getting unlikely results our game with them looks less inviting now.
Edens
looks like we're in the same old situation as last year :-(
Al Billy
we could be if we don't buck our ideas up and get something from these next two games!
Putney
League is so tight right now, two points makes such a difference. We'd be 13th now if saha hadn't scored, I'm much happier up in 7th!
EvertonMike
last year we let in many late goals cost us a lot of points please dont do it again this season
sdavies25
You could almost have placed a bet on Saha coming back to haunt you guys. His first goal for the Toffees, and their first home Prem victory this season too. The scriptwriter's been smoking silly cigarettes again.
Sindbad
He's the right man for the job, you won't be in trouble this year I think.
Boxer
Eight goals in ten games, worst in the Premiership; that's the problem. Hodgson must be begining to be concerned about his job if they don't start scoring soon. So must AJ come too that.
keetch5
and after he's spent heavily on forwards as well - Johnson, Zamora, Nevland!
Al Billy
how our aspirations are being crushed :-(
Putney
RH did try to keep the team in good shape, play some attractive football, improve our defence. i cant tell y we r not picking up points n i wont say it s all down to "luck", but i reckon RH n the lads r still in the mood of our last season THE GREAT ESCAPE n naively believe everything will just be fine even we dropped lots of points against teams around us like WBA. the league table tells our away form s same poor as last season while we still havt played against those bigger clubs. n now we will play against the new look start-winning-games spurs n toons. now i cant c y we will not be fighting another relegation battle at least b4 X'mas this season
genuch
cant see us getting much from these two games thing are turning around for them , we are heading for the religation battle front again . im afraid to say
dan the man
 

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