Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham 0 United 5

Fulham 0 United 5

What a way to start the festive break!

Heading off through the streets of Fulham and heading back towards Hammersmith last night I was in a dark mood.

I`d paid my money, took my seat in the Riverside Stand and then watched as my side were torn apart by Manchester United.

But what annoyed me more than anything was that, after our recent decent home form against them I never anticipated such a collapse against Sir Alex Ferguson`s side.

After all isn`t this supposed to be a weaker United side who have taken the bold decision to buy in some talented youngsters and blood them in, with several of the old stalwarts having hung up their boots!

Furthermore we were told that their injury list was causing them serious concern and stretching their squad to the limit.

Concern! I`m not sure they know the meaning of the word!

Concern is watching my team give what I believe to be the poorest first forty-five minute display of the season, they simply were not at the races.

Now whether it was a case of a game too far, after our early Europa League start, is something that might very well be debated, but if so then somebody has to take the blame for us operating with such a limited squad.

Before the game there was a suggestion, made by Martin Jol, that there was no rift with Bobby Zamora, but it still didn`t prompt the Dutchman to select him though did it as Bobby sat out a third successive Premier League game.

Returning to Jol, I can`t help but recall his pre-season promise, after he`d signed on the doted line, what was it, something about fluidity and attacking football!

That seems a hell of a long time ago!

So where do we go from here, except to the local pub for a drowning my sorrows pint this lunchtime?

Well our next fixture will see us venture down the Fulham Road to take on our near-neighbours Chelsea, it`s a fixture that I`ll admit gives us more reason to seek a victory than it does our neighbours.

In all honesty it is a fixture everyone at Fulham Football Club should be up for but, then again, shouldn`t that have been the case last night?

For the record books, on a shocking night we were 3-0 down by half time with goals coming from Welbeck (5 minutes), Nani (28 minutes) and Giggs (43 minutes).

We did perform slightly better in the second half but our misery was compounded late on when Rooney made it 4-0 (88 minutes) and just as I decided to leave for that dreaded walk home through the shadowy streets of Hammersmith, some chap called Berbatov struck a firth goal in the last minute.

I`ll have a pint of Stella Artois (full strength) what`s your tipple?



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!











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:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday December 22 2011
Time: 4:37PM

Comments

0
Not the first club to humiliated by United. Won't be the last. Typical Fulham (this season) - no-show in the 1st half and conceding late. Lots to be sorted out before the end of the transfer window!
Teddy_KGB
22/12/2011 22:02:00
0
I think a combination of you playing badly and us playing well lead to the emphatic scoreline as let's face it, even when you're playing bad you don't expect to lose 5-0. Best of luck for the rest of the season excluding the game at Old Trafford.
TheFamousNo7
23/12/2011 20:44:00
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