Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Coleman says don't blame me.

  Coleman says don't blame me.

Chris Coleman has refused to take the blame for his teams bad performance against Wycombe Wanderers in the 2nd round of the Carling Cup last night.

The Cottagers were bundled out of the competition at the first fence by Division Two leaders Wycombe, who managed a famous 2-1 win over the Cottagers.

Jermaine Easter and Tommy Mooney gave Wanderers a two-goal lead by half time, Fulham failed to overcome Wycombe amid a flurry of wasted opportunities.

Coleman's team selection obviously attracted criticism after the loss, with few of the team that played last night likely to be picked for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.

But Coleman whilst having to contend with a growing injury list defended his decision to rest several senior players by insisting the side was still strong enough to beat Wycombe.

WRONG!!

'The team we put out on the pitch had seven internationals. We're not happy at going out and we don't want to lose any game,' he said.

'We've rested a lot of players because we had to but the team we put on the pitch was good enough to win the game. We didn't (win) because of our first-half performance.'

We have now lost five midfielders to injury and Coleman is praying that the influential Papa Bouba Diop returns from his thigh problem in time to face Jose Mourinho's side.

'Before we start thinking about a team for Chelsea we have to see what bodies are available,' he said.

'We're missing a lot of key players and it's going to be a battle for us. If we were running out with our strongest side it would be hard enough.

'But with four or five key players out you know you'll be up against it. Papa Bouba has a 70-30 chance of making it.'

Coleman's mind immediately turned to Chelsea after the Carling Cup result.

I wonder what delights he has in store for us at the weekend? We won this fixture last term but with the injury list getting longer and longer I do not hold out much hope now!!


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday September 21 2006
Time: 11:37AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
This is a sad day for Fulham FC. Coleman has to take as much of the blame as the players, he tells the players what to do so .......
Cravens
21/09/2006 11:55:00
0
Coleman is not up to the job, I know all about the injuries but this was a second division team for *****s sake.
sammy.luke
21/09/2006 12:01:00
0
I think Coleman did all he could, the first team weren't up for it, and clearly didn't want to be there. I reckon a Reserve Team would have got a better result. There's no hunger in the Cup competitions anymore. Particularly this one.
Tommo_FFC
21/09/2006 12:12:00
0
A bit of a cop out from Coleman. The buck stops with him..as well he knows!
sandgroanun
21/09/2006 13:19:00
0
Coleman has had a bad run ever since he took over as manager.
sammy.luke
22/09/2006 04:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Forest v Fulham - Team-Sheets

Jokanovic rings the changes as Fulham go in search of three points.

Forest (a) - The Men in Charge!

At the City Ground this evening, the travelling Fulham support will be hoping their side can reverse the recent trend whereby their side hasn`t won for four games.

Forest v Fulham - Stat Attack!

Tonight Fulham have a chance to redeem themselves after the 4-0 thrashing handed out by Bristol City, at Craven Cottage, on Saturday.

Forest v Fulham - Early Team News

After the 4-0 thrashing handed out by Bristol City, at Craven Cottage, on Saturday, Fulham make the trip to Nottingham today to take on Forest in a Championship fixture.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Forest (a)
Suggested By: putney
Button0%
Odoi0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Parker0%
Tunnicliffe0%
Piazon0%
Cairney100%
Aluko0%
Smith0%
Martin0%
Sessegnon0%
Adeniran0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 4 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BLACK PRINCE HARRY1