Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Roy`s Accrington Verdict!

Fulham - Roy`s Accrington Verdict!

I guess it came as near to being a banana-skin as we`d have liked.

Accrington Stanley were a credit to themselves and they should be given every credit for the performance they gave, at times matching us in most departments.

After the game, Roy Hodgson paid tribute to John Coleman`s side, in his post match interview whilst also having a dig at the poor quality of the pitch, whe he remarked,

"Credit to Accrington for a magnificent show, particularly in the first half."

"We did not adapt well to the conditions at the start and the number of balls they whacked into our final third surprised us."

"They made it difficult for us to get those balls out and pinned us back for long periods. The pitch was very bumpy and did not suit our style of play."

"They gave our back four a tough test, that`s for sure, but we sorted it out towards the end of the half and were much better tactically in the second half."


Perhaps the turning point though came just before half time when the referee, Stuart Atwell, flashed a red card in the direction of Darren Kempson, turning matters in our favour. Speaking about the red card Roy commented,

"Red cards do change games, so you have to make sure you don`t commit fouls that merit yellow cards."

A fair enough comment and probably typical of Roy being the perfect diplomat he always is.

Finishing though, he returned to the threat of the tie being a potential banana-skin, explaining,

"We were there to be made mugs of as it was their Cup Final. At the end we looked fairly comfortable."

It was their Cup Final but thankfully we now move on towards our own Cup Final, well a step nearer at least.


Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Sunday January 24 2010
Time: 11:40AM

Comments

0
I missed the whole thing. Ended up at Fratton Park watching Pompey win. I take it that it wasn't an easy tie for us then?
kbfulham
24/01/2010 12:45:00
0
we were getting battered early on with an aerial bombardment!
Al Billy
24/01/2010 18:58:00
0
the poor surface affected our passing game!
Putney
24/01/2010 19:10:00
0
Jod done and good to see elm get a run out
Leonestar
24/01/2010 19:54:00
0
exactly... in the end our quality shown, and their inexperience shown in the red card... elm played well, and kallio played poorly...
woodysweats
25/01/2010 13:58:00
0
Methinks we need some cover for left back then...
kbfulham
25/01/2010 18:58:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday - Team-Sheets

Is today the day get their first win of the new 2017 / 2018 Championship season?

Cardiff Defender Is NOT Coming to Fulham

Fulham`s attempts to sign the Cardiff City left-back, Joe Bennett, have ended in failure.

Fulham v Sheff Wed - Stat Attack

What have we uncovered?

Fulham v Sheff Wed - Early Team News

Will the fourth Championship match of the 2017 / 2018 season provide Fulham with their first league win of the season?

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday?
Suggested By: putney
Fulham to Win!100%
Sheff Wed to Win!0%
A Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

The Vital Football Members League