Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham - Obvious Problems!

Fulham - Obvious Problems!

This may be written in some frustration, but the current problems are clear to see.

First, Mark Hughes clearly doesn't have the respect of the players. They didn't come out in the second half looking fired up whilst Clint Dempsey's reaction to being substituted said it all.

The lack of cohesion between the units of the team and the errors culminating in goals are becoming so apparent. For the last two seasons, the defence has been rock solid with the team defending as one, whilst now there are gaping holes between the parts of the team.

The key change to the team has backfired. Sure, it would have been difficult to stop Paul Konchesky from joining Liverpool, but Carlos Salcido has been awful for a while now and his numerous mistakes are costing us too many goals. I would gladly take Konchesky back in a heart beat now.

The loss of Bobby Zamora has been vital, but Hughes has had four months to formulate a plan B, yet he has failed to do this well and the return of our main man can't happen sooner.

I would argue that Hughes has somehow performed as badly as Lawrie Sanchez as manager, his lack of passion in the post match interviews is deeply worrying and he just doesn't seem to 'fit' our club. I would argue that Hughes needs to go now before things get any worse.


Join The Vital Debate

Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter






Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Alex
Date:Monday December 27 2010
Time: 9:28AM

Comments

0
GET MARTIN JOL QUICK OR WE WILL BE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP HUMBUG ME THINKS
truth sayer ffc
27/12/2010 09:35:00
0
Couldn't agree more, Alex. Though, I'm holding judgement on Salcido. He's not impressed me defensively, but if Hughes is telling him to push forward all the time, then it's hardly his fault that he's constantly out of position. We'll see, I guess. I'm not confident Jol can bring us out of this, but I'm POSITIVE Allardyce can.
Teddy_KGB
27/12/2010 19:00:00
0
Perhaps Hughes has fallen into Sanchez's trap. Sanchez banked on McBride being fit to win the headers on his long ball game and Hughes banked on Zamora being fit. It's bizarre that the team defended so well under RH and now the same players look totally vulnerable at the back. Is Hughes as big a disaster as Sanchez? I don't think we can say so until Hughes is given as much money as Sanchez wasted on useless players.
donfulham
28/12/2010 00:40:00
0
Sanchez was by far worse. Hughes came in relatively late so didn't have a lot of time to see what players would benefit us. He also has drawn more games and not lost any way near as many as Sanchez. Sanchez also had a huge sum of money to work with when he came in, and a whole summer to use it. Its a huge conundrum for us, but I think we have to stick with him, to the summer anyway. A new striker and midfielder in the transfer window will be a huge boost for us, along with Bobby back in Feb, how will we not score goals? With scoring goals, the pressure on the defence will die down a bit and they should start performing again. I still believe their the best part of our team. Its just with no one scoring, they have a huge pressure to on them to be the ones to save us points. Hell, even Aaron Hughes scored his first ever goal for us. No matter how massively frustrated I am, I still have faith.
Riverside Chanter
28/12/2010 08:28:00
0
somehow i always see it as a bad omen when someone random scores the first goal in forever... last year or two years ago, konch scored a peach against west ham, and we lost 3-1... oddly familiar now that i come to think about it... it was utterly disgusting...
woodysweats
06/01/2011 14:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Fulham Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Fulham Interested in Blackburn Wide-Man

Once the current transfer embargo is lifted.

Amorebieta in Love with Fulham

With Fulham`s season drifting towards a conclusion on a sea of inconsistency, we have but one more game to get through.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Brentford (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli1%
Richards3%
Amorebieta0%
Stearman3%
Ream0%
Cairney0%
Christensen0%
Parker6%
Ince3%
Tunnicliffe0%
McCormack33%
Demble0%
Fredericks51%
Hyndman0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship