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Fulham 0 Liverpool 1

Leaving the ground yesterday evening I was tempted to storm home and write a damning match review.

I was angry, I was annoyed and my team had been beaten.

Instead, I made my way to a local pub, sat down and consumed a few pints before finally venturing home to catch the highlights on the television.

In a way it`s amazing that a few hours contemplation can radically change your view.

Gone was that initial bluster, replaced by the acceptance that, on the day, we were, despite our second half efforts, beaten by the better team.

Indeed, if it hadn`t of been for the woodwork, woodwork that saved us four times, we could well have been on the wrong end of a hiding.

Add to that the fact that Mark Schwarzer is once again leading our man-of-the-match poll and you start to realise the pressure our defence was put under by a team that clearly, on the day, looked far better than the Manchester United team we`d played in the previous fixture.

Okay, it still hurts that we finally lost to a 92nd minute Yosi Benayoun goal but in all honesty it was a wonder that the walls were not breached a lot sooner.

In fact, the defeat, although keeping us in with a chance of a Europa League spot has only served to show that, despite our good record against the home teams at Craven Cottage, we`re still some way off of being up amongst them.

So, the moral of the story is, after the initial disappointment, the consuming of a good half a dozen points and a walk home things don`t look as bad as you first thought.

Next stop, Manchester and a chance to get a few more points in our quest to climb even higher in the table.

Keep the faith!




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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 5 2009

Time: 11:45AM

Your Comments

I suppose it has sort of brought us back down to earth. I must say, it does look as though the Europa league is now quite unlikely....
KBFulham
I suppose it has sort of brought us back down to earth. I must say, it does look as though the Europa league is now quite unlikely....
KBFulham
and it's probably a good thing!
Al Billy
and it's probably a good thing!
Al Billy
and putney, thanks for not inviting me along for your wake!
Al Billy
and putney, thanks for not inviting me along for your wake!
Al Billy
I agree it is probably a good thing. Hopefully a top half finish though!
KBFulham
I agree it is probably a good thing. Hopefully a top half finish though!
KBFulham
i'd be more than happy with an 8th place finish. i'll be more than happy to say that out of liverpool's last 4 matches with real madrid, man u, aston villa and us, we can them the best game. and help them to the lowest margin.
woodysweats
i'd be more than happy with an 8th place finish. i'll be more than happy to say that out of liverpool's last 4 matches with real madrid, man u, aston villa and us, we can them the best game. and help them to the lowest margin.
woodysweats
That is true, never really thought of it like that. Credit to the lads!
KBFulham
That is true, never really thought of it like that. Credit to the lads!
KBFulham
 

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