Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Sunday November 2 2008
Time: 12:03PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
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
0
looks like we're in the same old situation as last year :-(
Al Billy
02/11/2008 14:02:00
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
and after he's spent heavily on forwards as well - Johnson, Zamora, Nevland!
Al Billy
03/11/2008 19:14:00
0
how our aspirations are being crushed :-(
Putney
03/11/2008 19:15:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Bournemouth Forward Interesting Fulham

One rumour doing the rounds this morning links Fulham Football Club to a striker who could be described as reaching the veteran stage.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Fulham

Should Fulham progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Fulham's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Fulham...

Hyndman Set to Take His Time

It`s widely accepted that our US international midfielder, Emerson Hyndman, will be leaving Craven Cottage this summer.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Bolton (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli4%
Fredericks1%
Hutchinson2%
Burn11%
Ream1%
Cairney50%
Parker6%
Tunnicliffe5%
Christensen1%
McCormack8%
Smith1%
Stearman1%
Hyndman6%
Garbutt3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bbei6377