Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - International Break Blues?

Fulham - International Break Blues?

Fourteen days it`s been since we beat Manchester United.

Fourteen days since we reached that mythical 40 point mark against the most unlikely opposition.

International football has blighted our chance to keep any instant momentum going and we have to hope that the players are as mentally switched on as they were during that blistering first forty-five minutes against United.

There`s also the chance that having reached 40 points we could sit back on our laurels and admire what we`ve done.

Both are points that Roy Hodgson touched on in his pre-match press conference, remarking,

"I don`t think the motivation is drained but time will tell."

"We`ve not played since reaching 40 points so it would be foolish of me to say this can or will not happen."

"The rest of the coaching staff and I will be working to make sure it doesn`t happen but I won`t sign it in blood."

"We`ve all been in the game long enough to remember games towards the end of a season where one of the teams taking part isn`t exactly setting the world alight."

"I don`t think it will come into that category - but had better keep quiet just in case you produce evidence one day and make me look foolish."


On a personal level, I don`t really care about the game or the performance I`d just be happy to take the three points on offer with a crude deflection, an own goal or a disputed penalty, wouldn`t you?



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:Saturday April 4 2009
Time: 11:45AM

Comments

0
Let's hope Roy can use his man-management skills to get them going from the off!
Al Billy
04/04/2009 12:00:00
0
Let's hope Roy can use his man-management skills to get them going from the off!
Al Billy
04/04/2009 12:00:00
0
Roy has those skills in abundance too! I would hate to be the gaffer trying to find motivation and inspiration today.....perhaps Al Pacino's inches speech would do the trick!! :D
KBFulham
04/04/2009 12:06:00
0
Roy has those skills in abundance too! I would hate to be the gaffer trying to find motivation and inspiration today.....perhaps Al Pacino's inches speech would do the trick!! :D
KBFulham
04/04/2009 12:06:00
0
I always recall Graham Taylor when he was in charge at Aston Villa and they were 2-0 down to Crewe in the FA Cup, his half time speech consisted simply of "Gentleman, you got us into this mess now I suggest you ****in get us out of it" and just left them in the dressing room!
Putney
04/04/2009 12:11:00
0
I always recall Graham Taylor when he was in charge at Aston Villa and they were 2-0 down to Crewe in the FA Cup, his half time speech consisted simply of "Gentleman, you got us into this mess now I suggest you ****in get us out of it" and just left them in the dressing room!
Putney
04/04/2009 12:11:00
0
Did they go on to win??
KBFulham
04/04/2009 12:25:00
0
Did they go on to win??
KBFulham
04/04/2009 12:25:00
0
come on putney - you've left us all hanging on!
Al Billy
04/04/2009 13:47:00
0
come on putney - you've left us all hanging on!
Al Billy
04/04/2009 13:47:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham - Just the One?

Reading arrived in West London yesterday; the Berkshire side had won their previous five games.

Reading (h) - Managerial Views

First Huddersfield and now Reading have both been subjected to five goal thrashings at the hands of Fulham, at Craven Cottage.

Stats: Fulham v Reading

All the stats from Fulham (5) vs (0) Reading, Craven Cottage, 03/12/16 15;00 Att: 18,217

Fulham 5 Reading 0

Fulham got back to winning ways with a 5-0 demolition of in-form Reading.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Reading (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Button2%
Fredericks0%
Kalas5%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Johansen47%
Cairney21%
McDonald10%
Aluko5%
Ayite0%
Martin10%
Parker0%
Piazon0%
Kebano0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment