Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - So Far, So Good

Fulham - So Far, So Good

2 Games played, 2 Points gained. All in all a pretty good start seeing as our opening two fixtures have been against an ever improving Bolton side and Manchester United. However, the cold hard stats don't need to be assessed as there seem to be plenty of positives manifesting themselves.

Firstly, we have the style of play. Building upon Hodgson's template of defending from the front seems to be the order of the day for Sparky. A typical Hodgson-esque dogged performance at Bolton was followed up with an impressive and classy attacking game against Manchester United. Yet, there have been other little subtle changes such as the slight change in Dickson Etuhu's game with storming forward runs being a new feature which has posed quite a threat in the opening games.

Next, the signing of Moussa Dembele seems like a massive positive. Sure, he only had 30 minutes but he seems bright and lively with a nice first touch. Yet, other things seem important about his signing. He is young so Sparky seems to be addressing a major problem facing the squad and the reported fee of £5 Million shows that Mo is willing to generously back another manager in the transfer market.

Finally, only a few weeks ago the impending transfer of Mark Schwarzer seemed like it would really hurt our squad but David Stockdale has brilliantly stepped up to the plate and in him we appear to have a brilliant talent on our hands.

Seems like we are in for another cracker of a season!



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

Writer:Alex
Date:Monday August 23 2010
Time: 7:16AM

Best of Vital Network

-

Comments

0
I thought Dembele looked good and he was willing to run and chase down the ball, a virtue that appeared to be lacking in Dempsey's performance much to the frustration of many fans near me. Stockdale has been great, I'm really not convinced we need Given or another. Stockdale needs a run in the team to help him gain further experience. But with Sparky referring to him as a 'boy', I think his intentions are clearly to bring in a replacement for Mark, should he leave (or not get over his 'bad back'). All in all a good start, although I'm not sure I'll witness another game as thrilling as yesterday's this season!
DeuceBigelow
23/08/2010 09:14:00
0
Deuce, great point about Dempsey, but as I've always maintained - he's not a forward and every time he plays in that role his performance dips. He's had his most success in midfield. That's where he needs to play. Unfortunately, with Hughes' new system, I don't know that there's room for him.
Teddy_KGB
23/08/2010 13:55:00
0
let's hope dempsey's given a run and can win hughes over... Dembele looked good, and he can attack with the ball at his feet, which is a dimension we lack... stockdale looks like he wants the No. 1 jersey to himself... and etuhu looks bouyed by the instruction to attack... all positives...
woodysweats
23/08/2010 15:26:00
0
DAVIES WILL ALWAYS BE AHEAD OF DEMPSEY WHEN FIT GIVE STOCKDALE THE 1 SHIRT LETS SEE WHAT HE IS MADE OF
truth sayer ffc
23/08/2010 16:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Sign International Midfielder

The major revamp of the Fulham squad continues at a pace.

Christensen In Team Of The Round (26/8/16)

Fulham are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

Fulham Deal For Celtic Midfielder Johansen

Moussa Dembele left Fulham and signed for Celtic this summer but one of his teammates at Park Head Stefan Johansen could be on his way to Craven Cottage.

Bid In For Eibar Forward Enrich

Eibar forward Enrich, should the reportedly Fulham bid be successful and accepted by the La Liga side, would cost us a fee of around £3.5m.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham v Blackburn?
Suggested By:
Fulham to Win!50%
Blackburn to Win?0%
Score Draw!50%
0-0 Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
7 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
9 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
10 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
12 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
13 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
14 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
15 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.fifa12343
2.Mike Phillips1