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Fulham - Hughes Looks Ahead!

The season is fast approaching its conclusion, we`re safer at this stage of the season than many feared possible, but we mustn`t lose the impetus to push on.

Europa League qualification is still within our grasp and although Stoke City will provide stiff opposition this Saturday it is a fixture we should be looking to take all three points from.

Ahead of the clash, our defensive lynch-pin, Aaron Hughes has spoken to the media about possibly qualifying for Europe remarking,

"Our primary goal this year was to stay in the league - it's pretty safe to say we've done that. So now, we just have to try and finish as high as we can. If that is good enough to get us into a European spot, then so be it,' Hughes told the club's official website."

'Going from where we were last year to possibly qualifying for Europe would be a massive jump."

'I think we've already surpassed expectations a little bit, but if we could top it off with a European spot it would be great for a lot of people."

'Obviously we have some tricky games coming up so it will still be a tough ask. But it's within reach and finishing seventh is not impossible.'


Although Europe still remains a valid discussion point, Hughes doesn`t waste time in re-iterating the necessity to pull out good performances between now and the end of the season starting with Stoke, when he remarks,

'Looking at the table I think Stoke are pretty much out of it, (relegation trouble).'

'Their win last weekend was a big one and I'm sure they'll be coming here looking for another good result so it'll be a tough game. "

'We know how Stoke play, they're quite direct and they have big, strong players so it will be a test. But as we showed up there, when we got the ball down and knocked it around we played some good stuff and they found it hard."

'It'll be a good game so there's no reason why we can't be confident of getting something"


All of a sudden a game that didn`t look that attractive is starting to get my attention!




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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 23 2009

Time: 5:02PM

Your Comments

Whatever happens, Europe is always nice. The thought of Thursday nights in a German hotel...lovely!! :D
KBFulham
Whatever happens, Europe is always nice. The thought of Thursday nights in a German hotel...lovely!! :D
KBFulham
I'll second that with some cold beer and a fraulein!
Al Billy
I'll second that with some cold beer and a fraulein!
Al Billy
got my suspicion it won't happen though :-(
Al Billy
got my suspicion it won't happen though :-(
Al Billy
wot order Al? Fraulein first I'd suggest!
Putney
wot order Al? Fraulein first I'd suggest!
Putney
let's take this one match at a time... :D
woodysweats
let's take this one match at a time... :D
woodysweats
what about some nice german girls
whiteaussie
what about some nice german girls
whiteaussie
Hmmmm.....
KBFulham
Hmmmm.....
KBFulham
Rumours Aaron has turned down his new deal :-(
Al Billy
Rumours Aaron has turned down his new deal :-(
Al Billy
 

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