Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham, Coleman on Watford.....

Fulham, Coleman on Watford.....

This article was submitted by 'The Cottager'



Monday night`s unbelievable survival at Vicarage Road drew mixed feelings from Fulham Manager Chris Coleman.

The Cottagers looked to have achieved an incredible comeback, having battled back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2.

However it was'nt to be as Ashley Young`s last minute volley meant Fulham would leave Vicarage road with only 1 point.

Coleman although being happy with the balls his side showed on the night, Coleman was disappointed not have taken three points from the game and who can blame him!

"At two-nil down we were trying to do what Watford are good at, which is knocking long balls and pressing - very much route one. We`re not good at that, but we decided to mirror them.

"We had a chat at half time, we had to get the ball down and start playing. But then within 60 seconds it`s two-nil. To be fair to our guys, they stuck at it and kept going.

"At three-two I was thinking, 'fantastic, job done,` but it was a great finish by Young. It was disappointing because we worked so hard and showed a lot of courage to get back into the game. We worked on set pieces for most of the week because Watford are very organised at set pieces and long throws. So it was disappointing to concede a goal like that. But hats off to Watford, they didn`t give up, they came straight back."

Fulham`s team effort changed almost unrocognisably after the introduction of Tomasz Radzinski, Wayne Routledge and Brian McBride. The American striker showed what he was about with a fine display of link up play alongside Heidar Helguson and managed to get his name on the score sheet with a fine volley.

Coleman added.....

"Brian`s not 100% fit," he explained. "Both he and Ian Pearce have had viruses. I should have taken Ian off but we had to get some goals back.

"Brian is now starting to come into his own. He`s been playing non-stop for the past three seasons, he hasn`t had any rest in the summer and it`s taken him a bit of time to get into his stride."


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

Writer:
Date:Wednesday October 4 2006
Time: 5:55PM

Comments

0
We was very close to a win and losing a game in the last minute is always disappointing (ask Spurs fans)....lol
Cravens
04/10/2006 18:00:00
0
I not sure what you mean.. As we dont lose as many as you !!
cusop
04/10/2006 21:33:00
0
I think that what he meant in a light hearted way was Tottenham have a recent history of leaking goals in the last few minutes and throw away a win.
squeaky
05/10/2006 05:47:00
0
Got it in one squeaky! We perhaps did'nt desearve a win and perhaps a draw was fair but we should not have let in a goal in the last minute.
Cravens
05/10/2006 05:50:00
0
Brian McBride is f*****g awesome, but I am Bias.
fulham usa
05/10/2006 09:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - All talk on Ferrari

Recent Fulham Articles

The Championship Make Up For 2017/18

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2016/17 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2017/18 is now known.

It Could Have Been Us

It`s Bank Holiday Monday and in true British tradition the weather has taken a downward turn.

Dembele Heading Back to London?

Since leaving Fulham Football Club, Moussa Dembele has done everything expected of him.

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Reading (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli22%
Fredericks10%
Kalas0%
Ream2%
Malone2%
McDonald30%
Johansen2%
Cairney12%
Ayite2%
Kebano2%
Aluko2%
Martin2%
Sessegnon5%
Piazon7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truezebra1
Write for Vital Football