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Coleman wants 8 points

Fulham manager Chris Coleman has stressed the need to get another eight points on the board in order to survive.

The Whites are sitting in 16th place in the Premiership at the moment with 32 points are eight points clear of the Birmingham in the drop-zone.

Coleman believes 40 points should be enough to retain their Premiership status which means his team need another eight points from their final nine games to stay up.

He said: 'We are eight points clear of the bottom three, so I think the general feeling is we are safe,' he told Sky Sports News. 'But we are not as there are still a lot of points to play for.

'We have got 32 points;' he continued, 'I think we need eight more points to be absolutely certain of Premiership football next season.

Fulham's position has not been helped by their lacklustre away form this season. They haven't won on the road all season and taken only three points. It is a matter of concern as they still have to play Aston Villa, Sunderland and Manchester City as well as their trip to Anfield tonight.

With some of the quality in the side and the way Fulham have played this season it is hard to imagine them being in such a precarious position. But Coleman believes his side has been guilty of their own downfall.

'If you look at some of the games, we should have won at Wigan and Boro' and Newcastle. We have been leading in three or four away games with 20 minutes to go but we have given that up because we have got nervous.'

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Writer: Ollie Sheehan Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 15 2006

Time: 4:20PM

Your Comments

I think Fulham will stay up. Mathematically they can go down, yes, but I really can't see Birmingham or Portsmouth getting their act together enough to claw back the points. With Bridge back in the defence you guys should be able to perform a bit better. Good luck.
Cheers pitythefool. I reckon we will need all the luck we can get, I don't think w have had too much of it this season, with all the injuries we have sustained and a few too many decisions going against us. Then again, you can expect that when you are not a top-5 club.
Ollie Sheehan
There is no reaosn why we shouldn't get at least 8 points. WE should be looking to get so much mroe than that though. Aston Villa away and Sunderland away are really ood chances to actually get an away win. And why not against the scousers tonight. come on boys, I have faith.......
We should be able to get 8 measly points. We should be well up the table all I can fink is that we had injuries and the defence needs replacing
Ian Scott
I dont think we need that many points, but we really should be in 8th r 9th with the side we have. I don't know what has gone on away from home or the defence this season, but come the summer, provided we are stillin the premiership, coleman needs to do something drastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mathematically, if West Brom overtake us then we coudl really get stuck in a rut. Its not looking good if that happens. WE just need a couple of wins under our belt, we need them sooner rather than later
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