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Defeat at West Bromwich leaves familiar feeling


Jimmy Battles Valero

By JB
October 8 2008

A Lacklustre display, with a missing Johnson, meant defeat for The Whites at the Hawthorns. Premier League new boys, West Bromwich Albion were far from dominant, but managed to change their formation and attack enough to press the tiring Fulham defence until they made an error to allow the home team a late goal to secure victory.

   Would Andy Johnson have made the difference? I don't think we've seen enough of him to really know. He has shown much promise, but has yet to score that all important first goal. The Midfield never really seemed to get going, with Jimmy Bullard making some disappointing free kicks. It's as if he just over cooks his kicks on the day, where I imagine he nails them a whole lot more in training. The main thing in this game, as well as the loss at home to West Ham, is finishing. We seem to be able to get the ball up to the other end but the final pass and shot are lacking power and accuracy. Too many passes into the box were hopeful and not accurate enough. The shots on goal did not challenge the goalkeepers sufficiently and consequently, goals were scarce.

   As much as i support and respect Roy Hodgson, I feel that he runs out of ideas if the first plan fails, and doesn't have the courage to change the formation when we go behind. we need to use our substitutions more efficiently and dynamically.

Next up: Sunderland at home. It's time to make The Cottage "Fortress Fulham" and get down to the business of winning regularly at home. From there we can build and not make our away games such a familiar nightmare

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Defeat at West Bromwich leaves familiar feeling
Super Fulham (IP Logged)
08/10/2008 06:21
Defeat at West Bromwich leaves familiar feeling

 
Re: Defeat at West Bromwich leaves familiar feeling
15/10/2008 06:33
Now I'm worried, Roy seems to be running low on ideas early in the season

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