UK time is: 12:20:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham vs. Blackburn Rovers

Craven Cottage

05/03/11

15:00

Fulham v Blackburn Rovers Preview

Isn`t it strange how things turn out? Last week Mark Hughes took on Manchester City (a), a team he`d formerly managed, this week we welcome Blackburn Rovers to Craven Cottage, another team Mark has managed. Fulham will be hoping to continue a recent run that has seen them, almost, shrug off the threat of relegation, although we mustn`t get complacent and a win tomorrow would come in very handy.

Vital Quotes:

Although he use dot wear the blue and white shirts of Blackburn Rovers, Damien Duff has no intention of giving anything other than 100% and has given a few quotes relating to his time there, explaining,

'I left Ireland at 16 and went on to have seven or eight very happy years at Ewood Park.'

'There were some good times, notably the League Cup win in 2002."

'They're a good side like ourselves, one that should be higher up the league table."

'I may still look for their results, but these days I am Fulham through and through.'

Fulham Team News:

Mark Hughes has three of his squad not available for selection due to injury, they are Diomansy Kamara, Philippe Senderos and Steve Sidwell.

Last time out, a twisted ankle kept Bobby Zamora out of contention, against Manchester City. The Craven Cottage faithful will be hoping that Bobby has shaken off that knock and is in contention for a place this Saturday.

Player to watch: Damien Duff

Man of the match last weekend and no doubt Damien will be hoping to put on a good show against one of his former clubs, indeed the club where he first sprang to prominence.

Blackburn Rovers Team News:

Steve Kean, the surprise choice as manager after Sam Allardyce was sacked, brings his squad to London with Ryan Nelsen suspended and several injured. David Dunn, who can control a game when on form, is injured as are Phil Jones and Formica.

Rated as doubtful are Hoilett and Santa Cruz.

Player to watch: Paul Robinson

One of the best keepers in the Premier League and a stopper who can frustrate many a team.

Match Facts & Stats

When it comes to recent fixtures Blackburn have the Indian sign over us. Although we won, comfortably, 3-0 last season, the previous eight fixtures between the two sides had seen Blackburn remain unbeaten winning four and drawing four.

If you are looking for a first scorer, look no further than Clint Dempsey who has mustered four goals in his last four games against Blackburn.

Blackburn`s current away form is poor with Rovers having lost their last four letting in thirteen goals in the process.

Mark Hughes has a good record since leaving Blackburn and playing against them, winning two and drawing two.

Ref Watch:

Our man in the middle is Mark Clattenburg who will be assisted by Peter Kirkup, Martin Yerby and as fourth official Mick Russell.

Match Prediction:

A home win for me and a chance to ease further away from that heartbreak zone at the foot of the table. I`ll go for 3-1.

Next Fixtures:

Our next match is away to Everton on March 19th.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 4 2011

Time: 4:58PM

Your Comments

let's see a home win!
woodysweats
I've probably said this two or three times this season, but this is a HUGE match for us. Win and we're well on our way to avoiding a relegation scrap. Lose and we're right back in the middle of it. Damn this parity! Home win; 2-0 Fulham!
Teddy_KGB
Lets smash their backdoors......3 - 0
Leonestar
here here 3 1 me thinks roy will have a close eye on this one
truth sayer ffc
3-1 was almost right folks :-)
Putney
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Win at Crawley! (Sunday July 20 2014)

Trio to Stay (Sunday July 20 2014)

Stockdale Brighton Bound? (Saturday July 19 2014)

Zamora Pens 1-Year Deal! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Ruiz Going Greek! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Centre Back Tracked! (Thursday July 17 2014)

So Where Next for the Misfit? (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Besiktas Interest in Ruiz! (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Dejagah Bid Received! (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Get a Season Ticket! (Monday July 14 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

New Away Kit Announced
Norwich : 22/07/2014 10:54:00
Restoring Faith In Humanity
Ipswich : 22/07/2014 10:35:00
Long-Term Deal For Defender
Ipswich : 22/07/2014 10:34:00
RUFC - Club Apologises To Fans
Rotherham : 22/07/2014 10:04:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Blackburn
Reading : 22/07/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Fulham Bounce Straight Back Up?
Suggested By:  putney
Yes! 45%
No! 47%
Ask me around Christmas! 8%