Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham 1 Blackburn 2

Fulham 1 Blackburn 2

Upon arriving home last night I didn`t have the will-power to write any sort of match review!

I was totally gutted, my spirits were down and al lI wanted was the sanctuary of my bed. This morning, if I were to be brutally honest, I don`t feel that much better, it`s going to be a long day.

In my match preview, did I not warn of the danger that Jason Roberts posed?

Gutted, absolutely gutted!

With fortress Craven Cottage visibly crumbling in front of our eyes with three home defeats in something like ten days, those relegation fears are coming back to haunt us again.

This Saturday, the trip to Bolton, takes on even more significance, we need a result and anything other than a win could see us plummet even closer to the pack struggling at the bottom, but, no doubt, that dreaded away record will come between us and a sense of normality!

Returning to last night, Roy Hodgson chose to play Zoltan Gera in place of Bobby Zamora (does anyone know if Zamora was injured?) with Clint Dempsey playing up front alongside Andrew Johnson. Elsewhere the starting eleven was exactly as we`d predicted.

Things got off to a magnificent start when, with less than two minutes gone, Fulham took the lead. Blackburn`s defending was sloppy and when Danny Murphy headed the ball forward there was Clint Dempsey brushing aside the challenge of Ryan Nelson to shoot past Paul Robinson.

Fulham, were looking bright and it seemed that the early goal would allow us to score a second that would give us something of a cushion, but, the warning signs that Blackburn could be dangerous were always there. Stephen Warnock rattled the post with a lovely curling drive as a reminder that nothing should be taken for granted.

Sadly, as the half wore on, the game became a little drab with too many long clearances and too many moves breaking down. Perhaps the second half would deliver better fare!

But that was not to be the case.

Blackburn eased forward trying to get the equaliser and in the 69th minute it came. With the ball in the Fulham area the defence struggled to clear its lines and Christophe Samba flicked it on for El-Hadji Diouf to score from close range.

The goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of Fulham as it took several good saves from mark Schwarzer to keep matters level but even the big Aussie was powerless to prevent Blackburn taking the lead in the 86th minute.

Morten Gamst-Pedersen played a ball into the box and Jason Roberts, the man who we`d pin-pointed as the danger-man, shrugged off a challenge from Tony Kallio to power a shot past Schwarzer.

Game set and match to the visitors and suddenly that mythical forty point mark is looking a long way off!

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



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools

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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday March 12 2009
Time: 5:23PM

Comments

0
we needed the win....we didn't get it.....not good!! fitness can be blamed, no doubt, but it is up to the club to have the backup.
KBFulham
12/03/2009 17:38:00
0
we needed the win....we didn't get it.....not good!! fitness can be blamed, no doubt, but it is up to the club to have the backup.
KBFulham
12/03/2009 17:38:00
0
truth... let's establish the start of a great away form this saturday
woodysweats
12/03/2009 19:10:00
0
truth... let's establish the start of a great away form this saturday
woodysweats
12/03/2009 19:10:00
0
could have equalised near the end with that Nevland shot Robinson saved!
Al Billy
12/03/2009 19:23:00
0
could have equalised near the end with that Nevland shot Robinson saved!
Al Billy
12/03/2009 19:23:00
0
It's a let-down. Simple as that. Hopefully back-to-back league losses will instill a sense of urgency and a return to form.
Samboney
13/03/2009 12:40:00
0
It's a let-down. Simple as that. Hopefully back-to-back league losses will instill a sense of urgency and a return to form.
Samboney
13/03/2009 12:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Amorebieta in Love with Fulham

With Fulham`s season drifting towards a conclusion on a sea of inconsistency, we have but one more game to get through.

Brentford (a) - Jokanovic`s Views

Yesterday, over at Griffin Park, Fulham were soundly beaten by their West London rivals Brentford.

Brentford 3 Fulham 0

Any hopes of Fulham ending the season with a finishing flourish of two wins evaporated in the first seven minutes at Griffin Park this afternoon.

Stats: Brentford v Fulham

All the stats from Brentford (3) vs (0) Fulham, Griffin Park, 30/04/16 15:00 Att: 12,301

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Brentford (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli0%
Richards0%
Amorebieta0%
Stearman0%
Ream0%
Cairney0%
Christensen0%
Parker0%
Ince0%
Tunnicliffe0%
McCormack50%
Demble0%
Fredericks50%
Hyndman0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship