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Fulham - Hodgson Laments Late Defeat

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
Date:Sunday November 2 2008
Time: 12:03PM

Comments

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With Harry ensconced at the Lane and getting unlikely results our game with them looks less inviting now.
Edens
02/11/2008 13:52:00
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looks like we're in the same old situation as last year :-(
Al Billy
02/11/2008 14:02:00
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we could be if we don't buck our ideas up and get something from these next two games!
Putney
02/11/2008 15:47:00
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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
02/11/2008 15:58:00
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last year we let in many late goals cost us a lot of points please dont do it again this season
sdavies25
02/11/2008 21:27:00
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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
03/11/2008 13:24:00
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He's the right man for the job, you won't be in trouble this year I think.
Boxer
03/11/2008 16:52:00
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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
03/11/2008 19:05:00
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and after he's spent heavily on forwards as well - Johnson, Zamora, Nevland!
Al Billy
03/11/2008 19:14:00
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how our aspirations are being crushed :-(
Putney
03/11/2008 19:15:00
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