Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bigdoggsteel

Home V Fulham 08/02/2020

Recommended Posts

12 minutes ago, OldEwoodBlue said:

The manager rewrites his own targets based on actuals and has no fear of accountability.

However we remember the only target is top 6 and failure means failure.

Failure should mean the sack at a normal club.

Knowing he is immune from such accountability he has said he will walk.

Let's see.

The only way I could see TM walking would be a finish lower than 15th. Even then I wouldn’t bet on it.

Anything above 15th can be spun as progress. “Especially with our injuries and FFP”.

I agree we aren’t a normal club and I’d be astonished if Venkys decided to replace him in the Summer. What a life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i think fulham are weakest side in the top six,despite spending a lot of money,they are what they term a "nice side" not likely to upset you physically wise,it`s a game we need to pick 3 points up tbh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Stuart said:

The only way I could see TM walking would be a finish lower than 15th. Even then I wouldn’t bet on it.

Anything above 15th can be spun as progress. “Especially with our injuries and FFP”.

I agree we aren’t a normal club and I’d be astonished if Venkys decided to replace him in the Summer. What a life.

Top 6 is the only target Stuart. i.e play offs or challenging.

7th or 8th within 3 points of the play offs is progress and acceptable success in that sense.

Same as last season is stagnation and  failure. No ifs, no spin, no buts, no excuses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bennett should not play at No 10. 
If anything Travis would be more suited to that position.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, OldEwoodBlue said:

Top 6 is the only target Stuart. i.e play offs or challenging.

7th or 8th within 3 points of the play offs is progress and acceptable success in that sense.

Same as last season is stagnation and  failure. No ifs, no spin, no buts, no excuses.

Don’t disagree with any of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fear a bit of a mauling here but this is rovers so who knows. I’m going for 3-1 to fulham. 

Hope im wrong obviously. I’d like to see a travis davenport midfield but it’s highly unlikely. 

COYB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't see any reason why we can't win this.

Despite taking a three goal lead, Fulham fortunate to win their home game against Huddersfield and owe a huge debt of gratitude to their keeper for some great stops.

We need to get on the front foot from the off and get in their faces and then we've a chance.

As posted late Saturday, think there's bad news to come on Holtby and we wont see him until early / mid March. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fulham will be far too good for us. More quality in their side and a better manager.

2-1 defeat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has Scott Parker pulled up many trees considering he’s probably got the biggest budget in the league?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

Hmmm "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."

Tell me you didn't see this coming!

All 3 of them getting injured,no I didn't see that coming. Did you? You should do the lotto

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

Has Scott Parker pulled up many trees considering he’s probably got the biggest budget in the league?

They've not lost their last few games though so on some decent enough form.

This is a tough game but our home form is very good. I'm calling a score draw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

All 3 of them getting injured,no I didn't see that coming. Did you? You should do the lotto

But 2 of them were injured before the window even closed..No need for a medium there!

Given that we all knew that games were coming thick and fast, surely not even you would have expected not to have lost at least one more player to injury by mid-February.

Oh, the space between being Nostradamus and being in denial about the impact of no transfer business!

Edited by Leonard Venkhater

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Dreams of 1995 said:

They've not lost their last few games though so on some decent enough form.

This is a tough game but our home form is very good. I'm calling a score draw.

My post was more a reply to Jim’s assertion that they have a ‘better manager’, he hasn’t done much either way from what I can see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Mattyblue said:

My post was more a reply to Jim’s assertion that they have a ‘better manager’, he hasn’t done much either way from what I can see.

Definitely not considering the players and budget he has at his disposal. He may sneak into the automatic spots simply because Leeds crumble time after time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sponsor
13 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

My post was more a reply to Jim’s assertion that they have a ‘better manager’, he hasn’t done much either way from what I can see.

Indeed and I bet if they lose to us, their fans will be asking questions with Leeds and the automatic places so close. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With Fulham's quality on the ball Tony will be loathe to go 442. I'm pretty sure Bennett will come in at number 10 and Gallagher will persist on the right in a 4231. Other option would be Buckley at 10.

Gallagher got some decent flick ons and a couple of decent runs from the right against Boro. But did they produce any chances? Nope... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fulham's away record is mediocre. Won 5, drawn 5, lost 4. 20 points from 42. A bit better than our away record but not much.

We are unbeaten at home in months.

It's an opportunity to close the gap on those above us.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

                       Walton

Nyambe Lenihan Adarabioyo Bell

                       Johnson

                Travis  Downing

Gallagher                         Rankin Costello

                     Armstrong

Play similar to the way we did last season against Brentford when we won 1 nil. 

Edited by chaddyrovers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

                       Walton

Nyambe Lenihan Adarabioyo Bell

                       Johnson

                Travis  Downing

Gallagher                         Rankin Costello

                     Armstrong

Play similar to the way we did last season against Brentford when we won 1 nil. 

I just don’t see Johnson getting that many starts bro due to the company he keeps 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 03/02/2020 at 19:33, OJRovers said:

Bennett should not play.

 

Corrected for you, OJR!!😉😂

I've a soft spot for Fulham - the first match I remember my Dad bringing me to at Ewood in 1953 - and, at the start of the season, I thought they'd be pushing the top two harder than they are.

I think that, despite the Teesside Tinkerman, we can win this one by either the only goal, or the odd one in three. Our back four will have to keep a very close watch on Mitrovic, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, m1st said:

Corrected for you, OJR!!😉😂

I've a soft spot for Fulham - the first match I remember my Dad bringing me to at Ewood in 1953 - and, at the start of the season, I thought they'd be pushing the top two harder than they are.

I think that, despite the Teesside Tinkerman, we can win this one by either the only goal, or the odd one in three. Our back four will have to keep a very close watch on Mitrovic, though.

Nice memories, m1st!

i would be elated with a point vs Fulham- I know it’s at Ewood, we need 3’s, not 1’s, etc. it’s still a top side, with top talent. We’re a beat-up squad, struggling to find a healthy 11.

2-2, Cairney gets one, assists the other. Out of all the players we lost the last few years, he’s the one I miss most. 

Edited by WacoRover

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First of the interesting home games to come before the end of the season, which should not only decide any playoff ambitions, but also go a way to showing how competitive we'd even be if we managed to sneak into the top 6.

Saturday - Fulham (3rd)

*Then after Hull (14th) and Stoke (21st)*

29th February - Swansea (8th)

14th March - Bristol City (6th)

4th April - Leeds United (2nd)

13th April - West Bromwich Albion (1st)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Walton
Nyambe   Lenihan   Tosin   Williams   Bell

Travis      Johnson

Downing

Graham      Armstrong

5-2-3. I like Downing behind the forwards, he's a creative player and has shown on multiple occasions he can shoot from the edge of the box. Without Holtby it'd be easy to change the midfield drastically, but against a strong Fulham side, I'd go with a 5 back. Allow the hot in form Nyambe to roam forward, Johnson and Travis can hold the midfield and Armstrong can drift around Graham.

I think he'll play Gallagher, which renders this whole thing useless, as Gallagher in this formation would feel like playing with 10 men all game. but I think Graham has the capability to glue this kind of tactic together. Tosin can control the play and keep possession with MUCH more freedom as a centre back in a three with much more cover also.

Alternatively:

Walton
Nyambe   Lenihan   Tosin   Williams   Downing

Travis      Johnson

Rankin-Costello

Graham      Armstrong

Edited by JoeH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, rog of the rovers said:

First of the interesting home games to come before the end of the season, which should not only decide any playoff ambitions, but also go a way to showing how competitive we'd even be if we managed to sneak into the top 6.

Saturday - Fulham (3rd)

*Then after Hull (14th) and Stoke (21st)*

29th February - Swansea (8th)

14th March - Bristol City (6th)

4th April - Leeds United (2nd)

13th April - West Bromwich Albion (1st)

Yes, very tough scheduling the rest of the way. From those seven, with the injuries we have, I could see us get eight points, no more. If we get Rothwell & Holtby in a reasonable time, maybe more. 

TM certainly has his work cut out for him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.