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Fulham - UEFA Cup Troubles?

Fulham - UEFA Cup Troubles?

It`s been a strange week!

We`ve got through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and another resilient performance on the road has seen us cement our position in the top half of the table.

Elsewhere, those who, last season, attained to seek UEFA Cup glory found themselves desperately back-pedalling and fielding weakened sides as so-called fixture congestion hit.

Aston Villa travelled to Moscow without many regulars, much to the disappointment of their travelling support whilst Harry Redknapp juggled his side ahead of the UEFA and Carling Cup fixtures and ended up with sod-all in the way of victories and glory.

In fact, emphasising what a strange week it has been, our only qualifiers still in the UEFA Cup are Manchester City who, incidentally, only qualified through the 'Fair Play` league, a place which several of us still are unable to fathom out how we lost out to City on the final day of the season, conspiracy theories abound still!

Nevertheless, the UEFA Cup charade produced a great comment from Roy Hodgson this weekend with Gentleman Roy remarking,

"We dream of Europe but when teams get there they complain about fixture pile-ups."

"If Manchester City, Tottenham and Aston Villa, with all their resources, are struggling to cope with the UEFA Cup demands then God only knows how we would get on."


An interesting point but this supporter wouldn`t half mind finding out how we`d get on!



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Monday March 2 2009
Time: 4:29PM

Comments

0
same here, i don't think it would necessarily be that good for us, but i would love every minute of it!!
KBFulham
02/03/2009 16:59:00
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same here, i don't think it would necessarily be that good for us, but i would love every minute of it!!
KBFulham
02/03/2009 16:59:00
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Double-edged sword. League form pays the bills, but UEFA Cup could mean glory, a little more money (not much, though) and recognition that could help us land better players. I hear all the time about Villa's squad being small, but compared to ours, it's huge. I hope for Europe, but I don't know what we'd do if we got it.
Samboney
02/03/2009 17:38:00
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Double-edged sword. League form pays the bills, but UEFA Cup could mean glory, a little more money (not much, though) and recognition that could help us land better players. I hear all the time about Villa's squad being small, but compared to ours, it's huge. I hope for Europe, but I don't know what we'd do if we got it.
Samboney
02/03/2009 17:38:00
0
No way.....the squad couldn't handle it. This season's all about consolidation and let's see what happens with the summer additions. More importantly, we need to keep hold of Brede Moore.
theshields
02/03/2009 22:45:00
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No way.....the squad couldn't handle it. This season's all about consolidation and let's see what happens with the summer additions. More importantly, we need to keep hold of Brede Moore.
theshields
02/03/2009 22:45:00
0
the only good that would come out in playin in it would b that it gives the guys that dont play in the 1st team much some game time
whiteaussie
03/03/2009 07:26:00
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the only good that would come out in playin in it would b that it gives the guys that dont play in the 1st team much some game time
whiteaussie
03/03/2009 07:26:00
0
Hey wat yous on about wen uefa cup comes tat lures better players to clubs. AND gd news so far we are top of fair play table from march 1st!!!!!
Carbz #13
03/03/2009 08:00:00
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Hey wat yous on about wen uefa cup comes tat lures better players to clubs. AND gd news so far we are top of fair play table from march 1st!!!!!
Carbz #13
03/03/2009 08:00:00
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