Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Hodgson on New Years Day!

Hodgson on New Years Day!

After seeing Fulham lose to near neighbours, Chelsea, in the New Years Day derby, our new manager Roy Hodgson remained decidedly upbeat at the post match press conference.

Speaking to the assembled media, Roy had this to say about how the team performed against a Chelsea side that had been weakened considerably due to injuries and suspension.

"It`s pretty obvious that the balance of the team at the moment isn`t quite right. We have a lot of similar type players. We`re quite a small team and Chelsea are quite a strong aerobic team."

"It`d be a bit harsh to say it`s down to fitness. It`s more to do with the balance of the team. Our first half performance was really quite good and even when we went 2-1 down there was no lack of fight, spirit or determination to stick to the game plan. They`re the positives, but a defeat is a defeat. We need points. I can`t be happy having lost the game."


Moving on to discuss lingering accusations that Fulham and Hodgson himself had been a little hasty in the appointment of him as manager, Hodgson remarked,

"I didn`t come into the job naively and I don`t think I was appointed naively."

"Ideally I`d have had a bit more time to think about what I have to do - but I was only offered the job when Lawrie Sanchez was dismissed."

"You only have the time you have and I knew what was in front of me."


However, he remains keen to get stuck into the task that lies ahead explaining,

"The work starts on Thursday and then we`ve got eight or nine days before we play West Ham to make the improvements we need to make."

Let`s just hope that it doesn`t get any worse when Bristol Rovers visit the Cottage this Sunday in an FA Cup tie.

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Wednesday January 2 2008
Time: 4:39PM

Comments

0
He's got one hell of a job on his hands keeping you lot up!
merlin
02/01/2008 17:05:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Bristol City 0 Fulham 2 - Views from the Bench

After the dust had settled on Fulham`s third consecutive Championship win, both managers spoke to the media.

Bristol City 0 Fulham 2

After the disappointing defeat at the hands of Spurs, in the FA Cup on Sunday, Fulham got back to winning ways in the Championship last night.

Stats: Bristol City v Fulham

All the stats from Bristol City (0) vs (2) Fulham, Ashton Gate, 22/02/17 20:00 Att: 12,272

TV Figures So Far In 2016/17

With reports back in October suggesting that Premier League viewing figures were down...

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Bristol City (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Button0%
Odoi0%
Kalas0%
Ream0%
Sessegnon0%
McDonald0%
Johansen0%
Cairney0%
Aluko0%
Ayite0%
Piazon100%
Martin0%
Fredericks0%
Aluko0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football