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September 28, 2009
Posted by Tom Wille on 09/28/2009

Fulham is in 17th place after Saturday's tough 1-0 loss to Arsenal. Truth be told, I feel Fulham deserved at least a share of the points as the Cottagers were in control for large chunks of the match. But credit to Arsenal for holding on and getting the win in a tough place like Craven Cottage.

September 21, 2009
Posted by Tom Wille on 09/21/2009

Wolves? We lost to freakin' Wolves on Sunday. That is what was going through my head Sunday as I watched the events unfold in the East Midlands. That my friend is not a good thing. After fielding a team of reserves mid-week in the Europa League against CSKA Sofia, the regulars were back in action and looked as though they were going through the motions at Molineaux as the hosts picked apart of dysfunctional Cottager team en route to an easy 2-1 win for Wolves.

September 17, 2009
Posted by Tom Wille on 09/17/2009

Having looked at the line-up that Roy Hodgson fielded in Fulham's Europa League group stage debut against CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, I wondered to myself whether the Cottagers were taking this competition seriously. Only keeper David Stockdale and John Paintsil remained in the line-up from Sunday's 2-1 win over Everton. Instead, the likes of 19-year-old central defender Chris Smalling and Stephen Kelly were in the starting line-up in Bulgaria.

While the Cottagers did draw the match 1-1, the bigger question I have is whether the line-up fielded by Roy Hodgson is the type of line-up we will see throughout each of the remaining group stage matches?

September 14, 2009
Posted by Tom Wille on 09/14/2009

When Fulham signed Damien Duff just over a month ago, I was a bit skeptical of it. I was not sure if Duff could regain the magic that made him one of the more feared left wingers in the Premier League. My skepticism in Duff is now officially over as the Irishman scored a cracker of a goal in the 79th minute to help earn the Cottagers a hard fought 2-1 come from behind win over Everton at Craven Cottage.