Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Pompey play up, downing Fulham.

Pompey play up, downing Fulham.

Portsmouth won todays Asian Cup match one nil albeit undeservedly and through a mistake from Zat Knight but Benjani took his chance well.Here's a review of Fulham's performance.

First team:

T.Warner - Didn't have much to do but showed good hands from a Hreidarsson cross shot. No fault for the goal, Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

C.Baird - Had some nice touches and confident passing but looked a little bit overwhelmed at times, it looked as if the heat got to him. Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

A.Hughes - Brilliant, did his defensive duties with aplomb whilst not panicking with the ball at his feet, overall a solid performance. Vital Fulham rating: 7/10

Z.Knight - Defensively wise he was poor, muscled out by David Nugent and being caught out of position. Is passing was awful, in the space of five minutes he managed to balloon two balls out of the pitch and over hit another long range pass which Dempsey couldn't control. Vital Fulham rating: 5/10

Paul Konchesky - Gave a solid performance, his pace looks like it will be a great asset for Fulham, didn't get forward as much as a left back should but other than that he performed well. Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

Simon Davies - Did well, nice little runs and passes,worked hard, had nice link up play and put in a sublime cross for Dempsey but he couldn't take it. Vital Fulham rating - 7/10

A.Smertin - Age seemed to catch up with Smertin in the end with him having to come off after losing his way in the game due to the heat. Passing was good, intercepted passes and started up attacks, very impressed by him. Vital Fulham rating 8/10

S.Davis - Drifted in and out of the game but did ok, passing seemed a little poor but made up for that by the amount of work he put in. Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

C.Dempsey - Very exciting even though at the start of the match he looked as if he wish he were somewhere else, put in a nice few crosses whilst getting in good positions to score albeit not taking them also played a sublime cross ball to Brian McBride in the first half, Vital Fulham rating: 7/10

D.Kamara - Worked very hard and could of broken a leg after a strong challenge from Campbell. Created chances for himself whilst also looking very exciting, poor passing though, more to come from Kamara in my opinion. Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

B.McBride - Ineffective but gave his all as always, Fulham need to get another striker in as we can't rely on Kamara the whole time. Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

substitutions:

R.Batista for T.Warner - Made an excellent save after Zat Knight nearly scored an own goal but then flapped at every cross and corner that came his way. Vital Fulham rating: 6/10

C.John for D.Kamara - Didn't do much but did create a chance for himself, think we should sell him with him being on the last year of his contract. Vital Fulham rating: 5/10

D.Healy for B.McBride - My first impressions of Healy was that he was a box player but after today my opinion has changed. He seems to like to drop into midfield, collect the ball and run with it instead of staying up front waiting for service, had one chance but was closed down by Campbell. Vital Fulham rating 6/10

M.Timlin for C.Dempsey - Didn't do enough to get a rating, no fault of his own though, very hard to work something for ten minutes.

L.Rosenior for S.Davies - Nice little bit of skill but then produced a poor cross add to that poor passing it accumulated into a poor performance. Vital Fulham rating: 5/10

P.Bouba Diop for A.Smertin - He tried to impose himself and did ok, had a ferocious shot as well that was brilliantly saved by David James. Vital Fulham Rating: 6/10

Highlights:

The amount of chances that Fulham created even though we didn't take them, we still got in the positions.

The way we played the ball on the deck and tried opening up the defence instead of hoofing it apart from Zat Knight who took it upon himself to lump the living daylight out of the ball.

Lowlights:

Set pieces were atrocious and really need to be worked on as a team should be aiming tto get at least ten goals from set pieces in the premiership but the amount of wastefulness that happened today really annoyed me.

Sol Campbell's tackle on Diomansy Kamara was dangerous, yes he won the ball but the follow through could have broke Kamaras leg, also insisted on barging through Kamara off the ball/

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

Writer:
Date:Tuesday July 24 2007
Time: 1:45PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Never mind guys you can still finish 3rd. Play Up Pompey. Well done Benji. We are Pompey top half of the Prem.....
pompeygray
24/07/2007 14:00:00
0
campbell scumbag! only joking he and david james was very impressive didn'ty look to pleased at being taken off...
Mike Forest.
24/07/2007 14:06:00
0
Knight was terrible!! Really was!! I was so worried when Kamara went down after the Campbell tackle!! I though Kamara and Macca combined well and John had a positive impact on the game! I still think we should keep him!! he has SO much talent!! Really do need another keeper!!
oranje_emu
24/07/2007 23:03:00
0
i was gutted to find out what time it was on feckin tv - i was at naffin work!
merlin
25/07/2007 21:03:00
0
be honest though - James is still class! I remember him denying Roben single handed at SB last season!
merlin
25/07/2007 21:05:00
0
Lost 1-0 to Pompey James is one of the best Goalkeepers.
Frisky
26/07/2007 16:58:00
0
I just heard that Kamara might not be ready for the start of the season cos of Campbell's challenge. Thats what ya get when ya snub Pompey and say that Fulham have more ambition. Makes me giggle to even type it. You will do well this season tho. Mid table is my bet for Fulham.
POMPEYMEV
27/07/2007 10:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Hyndman Set to Take His Time

It`s widely accepted that our US international midfielder, Emerson Hyndman, will be leaving Craven Cottage this summer.

Ex-Premier League Trio Eye-Up McCormack

Can Fulham hang on to the striker?

Woodrow in Fine Form for England U21's

The England U21 squad are currently playing in a tournament in Toulon, France.

Fulham After Blackburn Skipper

With the transfer embargo lifted, Fulham are looking to improve their squad for next season.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Bolton (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli6%
Fredericks1%
Hutchinson2%
Burn12%
Ream1%
Cairney48%
Parker5%
Tunnicliffe5%
Christensen1%
McCormack9%
Smith1%
Stearman1%
Hyndman5%
Garbutt3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bbei6377