November 28, 2009
In earlier entries on this blog I had posted how the month of November was going to be a pivotal one for Fulham. With matches against Wigan, Birmingham City, Bolton and Blackburn in league play the time was now for the Cottagers to make their move into the top ten. While the loss to Birmingham City was disappointing last weekend, Fulham showed their mettle this week with a home win over Blackburn and a draw at the Cottage against Bolton on Saturday.
November 9, 2009
Sunday at Wigan marked the fifth time in six matches that Fulham has had to play on the road following a midweek Europa League contest. The Cottagers battled hard at the DW Stadium and earned a 1-1 draw which moves them up to a respectable 11th in the Premier League table. The bigger issue though is why the Premier League schedule makers have made the Cottagers travel almost every weekend following a European match. It does not make sense and really makes you wonder if the Premier League is hoping Fulham fails at either the Europa League or even the Premier League.
November 5, 2009
Throughout the first half of Thursday's Europa League tie with AS Roma, Fulham was clearly the better side. The Cottagers controlled possession and took a halftime lead thanks to Diomansy Kamara penalty in the 15th minute. Unfortunately, the second half was a disaster for Fulham and the Cottagers fell to the Romans 2-1 and leave themselves with some major work to try and qualify for the knockout stage of this competition.