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Fulham - Shakhtacular!

Fulham - Shakhtacular!

The morning after the night before; And boy, what a night it was!

Whilst only half the job is done of course, you can't help, as a Fulham fan, but feel overly delighted with the 2-1 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

The game was always going to be difficult with Donestk boasting a vast array of talent stretching from their solid Ukranian roots through to their blatant Brazilian flair.

To be honest, it's the uphill struggle that I for one expected, that has allowed this victory to leave such a sweet and succulent taste in many a Fulham fan's mouth.

On the whole, I think critics wouldn't be too far out if they claimed we didn't deserve the victory. We weren't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but, we showed some decent British grit and determination and pulled out a memorable victory off the back of it.

Bobby Zamora's strike, however, is what people will remember most, not just for the splendid demeanour in which the ball flew past the dumbfounded Donetsk keeper, but, for the importance and above all, timing of the goal. BZ's ferocious kick will be the highlight that would underpin our European campaign so far, if we can produce some magic on the Ukranian's home turf and make it through to the next stage.

As an outsider it may seem difficult to quite realise what the hype is all about. We beat an overly average foreign team when they were at their weakest; during their seasonal break.

To a Fulham fan though, it's one of those memorable victories where we proved the doubters wrong, sang jolly songs and enjoyed every minute in the process.

Let's hope all the effort was worth it and we can, yet again, relish another European night out next week.



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Writer:Kristian Balkin
Date:Friday February 19 2010
Time: 3:02PM

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I said 'morning after the night before' and submitted the article at 3.02 pm. I just get dumber and dumber!
KBFulham
19/02/2010 15:04:00
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Two timely strikes and some good saves from Schwarzer. Otherwise, we were outplayed most of the evening. Now, I'm REALLY curious how Roy will handle the return leg. Surely, we have to go for it, right?
Teddy_KGB
19/02/2010 15:55:00
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it'll b eno use trying to sit back and defend what we have, one goal and its curtains!
Al Billy
19/02/2010 19:21:00
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Agreed! we need to search for that all important away goal. One goal on the return leg and we've progressed! we must go for it... and what a strike...
woodysweats
19/02/2010 20:32:00
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aint that the truth like i said we score 2 they have to score 4
truth sayer ffc
19/02/2010 20:35:00
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Go for it, we showed them yesterday that we were up to the job. They enjoyed good possession, but as Dan said in the post-match interview, they rarely threatened Schwarzer. We could easily have won 3-1...
DeuceBigelow
19/02/2010 20:43:00
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Bobby's goal was hit with such venom, it felt like he finally has shown what he can do. A lethal powerful finish....bet the spammers wish they had him now, oh well our gain!
Leonestar
20/02/2010 01:52:00
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how did that cross bar stay on and if the keeper had got hold of that he would have ended up in the net as well
truth sayer ffc
20/02/2010 20:03:00
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