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February 25, 2010
Posted by Tom Wille on 02/25/2010

Fulham has knocked out the defending UEFA Cup champions on Thursday with a nailbiting 1-1 draw in Donetsk. It was not pretty and there were some nervy moments throughout the match, but Roy Hodgson's side continue to defy the odds in what was a tie most experts thought would be won by Shakhtar.

February 22, 2010
Posted by Tom Wille on 02/22/2010

Bobby Zamora did it again! His free kick late into second half stoppage time past the outstretched arms of Birmingham City keeper Joe Hart and into the back of the net gave victory and three points to Fulham in a tough mid table battle against the Blues. The win puts the Cottagers in 9th position in the table and keeps the positive momentum going into Thursday's all important second and final leg in Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League.

February 18, 2010
Posted by Tom Wille on 02/18/2010

Just three weeks ago I was concerned about Fulham's lacklustre form in the league. The Cottagers had injuries mounting and were winless in January and only defeated some lower league minnow in the FA Cup.

However, things have turned around in a hurry as Roy Hodgson's side have returned to form in time to stay in the top ten of the Premier League, advance to the final eight of the FA Cup and on Thursday, the Whites defeated defending UEFA Cup champions Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their Europa League tie at Craven Cottage.

February 17, 2010
Posted by Soccernet Staff on 02/17/2010

Roy Hodgson has stressed that the league remains Fulham's chief priority this season, despite seeing his team advance to the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Fulham beat Notts County 4-0 to progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals (GettyImages)

The Cottagers defeated Notts County 4-0, with Simon Davies, Bobby Zamora, Damien Duff and Stefano Okaka netting to set up a quarter-final tie against Bolton or Tottenham.

February 10, 2010
Posted by Tom Wille on 02/10/2010

Fulham Football Club looked to be in crisis mode at the end of January. Not only did the Cottagers lose four straight league matches, but they were also dealing with an assortment of injuries that would test the team's depth during one of the busiest and most important times of the year. Little was expected of Roy Hodgson's club entering February and perhaps that is how he likes it as Fulham has responded well with two wins and a draw in their last three matches. The most recent, a 3-0 drubbing of Burnley at Craven Cottage put the Cottagers back into 9th place on 34 points.