Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Hangeland on Europa League Qualification

Hangeland on Europa League Qualification

If we are to be pitched into the Europa League, via the Fair Play League, Brede Hangeland has this theory that we should be better rewarded than have to commence battle in the first round on June 30th.

Our Norwegian centre-back who netted two fine goals at St Andrews, on Saturday, is critical of the fact, just like Mark Hughes, of the way the pre-season is severely truncated, even more so when some of the players, like Brede, report for international duty once the domestic season finishes.

This is what Brede had to say,

"It is bad if you get that Europa League spot because you have to start playing games too early."

"If it`s regarded as a prize, you need to get into the first-round proper or the group stages."

"You can`t ask teams to play in the middle of the summer, or at a time when the players should really be on the beach resting. We`re stretching it a bit too far."


I guess one solution, although it might not meet with everybody`s approval, is to allow our youngsters to carry the torch in those first few matches and if we crash out, so be it!



Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter

Join Vital Fulham

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Tuesday May 17 2011
Time: 4:45PM

Comments

0
i'd be ok with that, but i'm not sure how the europa league would appreciate it... OR we could go a similar route, but in the carling cup instead... mirror what arsenal has done and send our reserve team to the carling cup matches to rest the senior squad...
woodysweats
17/05/2011 17:22:00
0
INDEED WE HAVE TO USE THESE GAMES TO GIVE OUR YOUNGER PLAYERS SOME EXPERENCE IN STESD OF LOANING THEM OUT
truth sayer ffc
17/05/2011 18:15:00
0
I think that's the only way we can do it, you can't ask the first team to play 70+ matches in one season, plus it would be good to see the development squad add to the success of the first team and it’s also lets the management see who can make the step up to the next level in competitive games, and let’s face it after our last run in the competition no one is going to take us lightly so they will definitely be competitive games.
Oldwolf
17/05/2011 18:35:00
0
If it starts so early we can play the youngsters, fringe players and any new additions. It could also be part of pre season plans. Once the season starts and if we are still in it then we can go for it. Last time we got to the final and finished 12th in prem. So it can be done without costing us prem status....
Leonestar
19/05/2011 11:41:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Fulham Articles

Newcastle Still Keen on Cairney

Speculation has been mounting over the last few days about the future of our midfielder, Tom Cairney.

Fulham Loan Jozabed to Celta Viga

Something that got missed, as we scrambled around trying to keep on top of the possible January transfer window activity; was the departure of Jozabed; on loan.

Fulham Keeper Goes Out on Loan

With the transfer window activity in full-swing, Fulham have let one of their young keepers go out on loan.

Stats: Fulham v Barnsley

All the stats from Fulham (2) vs (0) Barnsley, Craven Cottage, 14/01/17 15:00 Att: 18,010

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Barnsley?
Suggested By: putney
Button3%
Fredericks6%
Kalas3%
Ream16%
Malone13%
Johansen3%
McDonald3%
Cairney20%
Aluko0%
Piazon0%
Martin30%
Parker0%
Sessegnon0%
Odoi3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 12:30PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 24 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DrewPeacock1
Vital Football Comment