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Man City v Fulham Preview

After that late, late loss to Liverpool last weekend, Fulham face more north-west opposition this weekend with a trip to Manchester to take on a very rich Manchester City team.

For many the fixture will bring back memories of that fine win last season where Diomansy Kamara inspired a fight back that saw us hit that long road to Premier League survival.

With Manchester City still prospering in the UEFA Cup, courtesy of that place in the 'Fair Play League` they stole from us, the game is on Sunday as is being covered by Sky Sports giving those who have run out of cash the opportunity to watch Fulham live.

For the fixture it`s hard to see Roy Hodgson making many changes to his normal stating eleven. If there are no fresh injuries then we expect Fulham to line up as follows,

Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Dempsey, Murphy, Etuhu, Davies, Johnson and Zamora.

As for the opposition, Mark Hughes has a wealth of talent to choose from and, despite recent criticism, we expect Robinho to feature heavily. Craig Bellamy is also likely to start although we understand there are doubts about the two ex-Chelsea players, Bridge and Wright-Phillips.

So how do we think the match will go?

Well considering our poor away record compared to City`s good home record the pundits will inevitably be tipping City to take all three points. But we`ll beg to differ. We believe that Fulham can get something from this game and we`re going for at least a point from this difficult fixture.




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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 10 2009

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

I'm nothing if not pessimistic. I can't dismiss their home form versus our away form, so I'm not counting on three points from this one. I think Bellamy is going to give Aaron Hughes all he can handle. Let's hope he rises to the occasion. We drew them 1-1 at Craven Cottage, so I'll predict the same for this one.
Samboney
I'm nothing if not pessimistic. I can't dismiss their home form versus our away form, so I'm not counting on three points from this one. I think Bellamy is going to give Aaron Hughes all he can handle. Let's hope he rises to the occasion. We drew them 1-1 at Craven Cottage, so I'll predict the same for this one.
Samboney
According to SSN, Bellamy is out injured which is a relief. There is no pressure on the team whilst City will be tired after their UEFA Cup match so I can't see why the team can't play well and get a point.
AlexFFC
According to SSN, Bellamy is out injured which is a relief. There is no pressure on the team whilst City will be tired after their UEFA Cup match so I can't see why the team can't play well and get a point.
AlexFFC
bellamy and benjani are out,SWP is a mayb,but ur rite bout their home record,its as good as ours,,but i gotta feeling we mite get something out of this one,2-1 to us for me
whiteaussie
bellamy and benjani are out,SWP is a mayb,but ur rite bout their home record,its as good as ours,,but i gotta feeling we mite get something out of this one,2-1 to us for me
whiteaussie
We'll be lucky to get a draw I think....I'm with my dad this weekend, so I might as well tell you guys his prediction too. He says 1-0 to us; for a short guy he's quite optimistic!! :D
KBFulham
We'll be lucky to get a draw I think....I'm with my dad this weekend, so I might as well tell you guys his prediction too. He says 1-0 to us; for a short guy he's quite optimistic!! :D
KBFulham
what a great second half performance,the team has great spirit to be 1 goal down and then get 3 in the second,great to watch
whiteaussie
what a great second half performance,the team has great spirit to be 1 goal down and then get 3 in the second,great to watch
whiteaussie
Sure did show spirit. I don't know how Roy gets it out of 'em!
KBFulham
Sure did show spirit. I don't know how Roy gets it out of 'em!
KBFulham
Good win lads we were rubbish, story of our season so far and not about to get any better
Doody
Good win lads we were rubbish, story of our season so far and not about to get any better
Doody
Yeah, you weren't too good on the day to be fair.
KBFulham
Yeah, you weren't too good on the day to be fair.
KBFulham
kind of a boring match, but i was more than happy to watch it... glad to see etuhu make amends for his deflection... great stuff all around...
woodysweats
kind of a boring match, but i was more than happy to watch it... glad to see etuhu make amends for his deflection... great stuff all around...
woodysweats
 

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