UK time is: 03:34:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham - Hodgson - Weakened Side Hint!

The dilemma that Roy Hodgson perhaps would rather not have had to even contemplate draws ever nearer.

The fine 3-1 victory, over Aston Villa, put us firmly in line for qualification for the Europa League.

With two Premier League fixtures to go there is every chance of Roy leading Fulham to their highest ever position in the League.

Clearly, Roy has had to give the matter of the Europa League thought and in the build up to the game against Villa, he had this to say,

"The Premier League is of such importance that matches are going to come up in midweek where a manager is going to have to prioritise."

"You have to ask if you`re more concerned about the European match or getting three points in the Premier League. I wouldn`t rule out playing a weakened side."


Well at least we`ve been warned!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

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

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 9 2009

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

I like Roy's habit of tempering expectations, but let's see how we do in the transfer market this summer. We might just be able to handle it.
Samboney
Top result for you guys, this. Really turns up the heat on the Europa qualification. City will have to get a result against Manyoo tomorrow. I have to say in passing that Roy Hodgson has done an incredible job with the Cottagers.
Sindbad
Europe beckons - it's like a dream! Please don't wake me up!
Al Billy
Roy's right, if you're not in the Prem then there is no Europe - so why chase a dream for one season?
Putney
I think Europe is a problem Roy is going to have to deal with because 1 more point just might be enough to put us through given the remaining fixtures and goal differentials. Are we really this close? I'm with Al Billy on this one - don't wake me up.
acrossthepond
The Europa League is a joke. 19 games to get the final? Give me a break. I would field a weakened team most of the time, if not all the time. Good luck the rest of the season! Hold on to 7th. Don't let Spurs steal your place! Ha
gunnerkid107
We have qualified ONCE for Europe. Embrace it I say - I am going to every game, not matter what team Roy sends out
Lamby
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Cresswell Interest! (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Berbatov`s Not Coming Back (Tuesday April 22 2014)

With Three Games to Play………. (Monday April 21 2014)

Going Home? (Sunday April 20 2014)

Magath`s Still Confident (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Spurs v Fulham (Saturday April 19 2014)

Spurs 3 Fulham 1 (Saturday April 19 2014)

Spurs v Fulham - Team Sheets (Saturday April 19 2014)

Fulham Chasing Cork (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 3 - 1 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 3 Everton
Man City 5 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
» Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
» WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
» WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
» Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
» Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
» Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
» Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Fulham Be A Premier League Side Next Season?
Suggested By:  putney
Yes! 51%
No! 33%
Too Close to Call! 16%