Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Hodgson on That Crazy League!

Fulham - Hodgson on That Crazy League!

The perilous state of the Premier League, with regards to climbing the tale and then falling again, has never been more keenly illustrated than the last game against Newcastle.

With the game delicately balanced at 1-1 a goal for Newcastle would have left us in the relegation places, as it turned out a goal for us lifted us to tenth place.

With Spurs visiting Craven Cottage this coming weekend, we could see a similar change about.

In the build up to the game, this point has been emphasised by Roy Hodgson who has told his players to just focus on the game they`re playing otherwise the pressure on them will increase if they worry about those aforementioned league positions.

Speaking to the official site, Roy had this to say,

"Our task is to keep the players focused on one thing and one thing only.'

'That is the game they've got to play against the opposition - and try to put out of their minds the league position.'

'Individually we can still get more out of our players but we'll probably only really start to do that when the pressure comes off."

'Unfortunately, you see it all the time at the moment because players are being constantly reminded of the perilous situation they find themselves in, and it affects the quality of their performance."

'The way we started the game against Newcastle, the first 20-25 minutes, I thought we looked like a quality team.'

'But it's so easy to lose that because getting the victory overrides the performance - it's going to make for a lot of exciting games in the forthcoming matches because there are 10-12 teams involved in this situation."

'We're just going to have to accept that after every game we're either going to be told by the media to get our passports ready and stamped for Europe or we're going to be relegated and we better get ready for the Championship.'


Anyone any clues as to how long it`ll take for this situation to change or are we destined for the mother of all seasons?



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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday November 13 2008
Time: 7:04PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
a win against Spurs will stand us in good stead!
Al Billy
13/11/2008 20:34:00
0
if we can get five points form the next three games we'll be in a good position!
Putney
13/11/2008 20:39:00
0
That's high optimism Putney, not losing against Spurs, Liverpool or Villa? I'd love you to be right.
Edens
14/11/2008 11:30:00
0
3 points from are nxt 3 games isnt even that bad considering the teams we are playing
sdavies25
14/11/2008 16:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Forest v Fulham - Team-Sheets

Jokanovic rings the changes as Fulham go in search of three points.

Forest (a) - The Men in Charge!

At the City Ground this evening, the travelling Fulham support will be hoping their side can reverse the recent trend whereby their side hasn`t won for four games.

Forest v Fulham - Stat Attack!

Tonight Fulham have a chance to redeem themselves after the 4-0 thrashing handed out by Bristol City, at Craven Cottage, on Saturday.

Forest v Fulham - Early Team News

After the 4-0 thrashing handed out by Bristol City, at Craven Cottage, on Saturday, Fulham make the trip to Nottingham today to take on Forest in a Championship fixture.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Forest (a)
Suggested By: putney
Button0%
Odoi0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Parker0%
Tunnicliffe0%
Piazon0%
Cairney100%
Aluko0%
Smith0%
Martin0%
Sessegnon0%
Adeniran0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 4 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BLACK PRINCE HARRY1