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Fulham - Hodgson`s a Trifle Miffed!

Surprisingly, the defeat up at Old Trafford didn`t hit me as hard as a defeat usually would.

Perhaps, possibly, our cup exploits have overtaken any Premier League aspirations we may have. We`ve no chance of qualifying for Europe through our league position and the only inducement to try and push a little higher up the table lies in the increased financial prize a higher finish would provide.

Nevertheless, the above edict isn`t some sort of justification to just lie down and meekly surrender in our remaining league games. As Roy has so often preached the Premier League is the reason for our clubs existence. Therefore, you can understand why Roy was a little miffed with score line at Old Trafford commenting,

"At 0-0 you have that bit of extra energy but when we went 1-0 down it was a bit harder. We were beaten by the better team but 3-0 is a bit harsh."

In the cold light of day though, you have to admit that only some woeful finishing and some fantastic keeping kept the score line as it was although a little part of me will forever wonder what might have happened if Bobby Zamora had of taken his chance when he looked to be one-on-one with Edwin Van der Sar.

It might have been a completely different ball game!

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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 15 2010

Time: 5:00PM

Your Comments

it's true... it might have been... but i think there was enough incentive league wise for man u to push on a break a tied score line if bobby had netted... from the way we played it looked like a loss, but i'd agree with roy, 3-0 was a bit harsh... we have no real defensive subs at this point, do we? especially with brede coming off...
You can't sit back and absorb United's pressure for 90 minutes and expect to have a chance, particularly at OT. It's an oft-used tactic and it never works. You have to keep them honest by attacking and we weren't up for it this time.
I'm convinced if Bobby had got his shot off, that he would have scored and that the game would have been very different. A lot of 'ifs' though. Best not to dwell on this one...
3-3 on aggregate though! What happened to extra time?
Al Billy
Time to focus on juve....attack attack attack

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