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Fulham v Reading

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Catching the infamous 6:57 from Portsmouth for this one with 4 of the Portsmouth Royals finest. Should be a cracker.

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4 of us catching the 11:37 from Ascot changing at Virginia Water and getting the 11:54 to Putney. This is the transport forum isn't it :bg:
 

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As for the game i think it will end up a draw. Good to hear that Anton Ferdinand is back in training. O'Hara who according to my Fulham mate has been one of their best players so far this season is suspended.
 

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If we win it makes up for only drawing midweek. Going to be tough, Fulham look like one of those horribly inconsistent mid table teams who can beat the best but lose to the worst every week.

Saying that, every Championship team does that, but you know the point i'm trying to make.. They can beat QPR 4-0 then lose 3-0 to Wolves a few days later.
 

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Remarkable turnaround!
 

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Sounds like we learnt nothing from the Rotherham game. Wrong formation, wrong tactics.

Then the heads have dropped like they did last season. First time this season we've been made to look shit, and it sounds very shit. This would have been a bad bad result last season...
 

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What a shower of shit that was.The defence was all over the place as it was Tuesday night.McShane must have been on the piss this morning cause thats how he played.

The midfield was so open in the second half that they didn't give any protection to the defence

Steve Clarke also left it too late to make any changes.

Hopefully this will just be a blip and we can bounce back against Brighton.
 

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Obviously you were at the game so can explain it better, but it sounded to me like the formation was what did it for us. 4-2-4 meant that we had 4 players up the pitch with no inclination to defend, leaving the midfield/defence wide open. Not forgetting that our left winger probably spent more time on the right than on his actual side, leaving the left side of our defence even more exposed than it would have been.
 

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Obviously you were at the game so can explain it better, but it sounded to me like the formation was what did it for us. 4-2-4 meant that we had 4 players up the pitch with no inclination to defend, leaving the midfield/defence wide open. Not forgetting that our left winger probably spent more time on the right than on his actual side, leaving the left side of our defence even more exposed than it would have been.

You are spot on. It was down to our formation as well as the fact Clarke picked a side that was almost too attacking. What was very frustrating is that there was absolutely no effort from the front four to track back, giving Fulham loads of space to pick passes and get behind our defence.
 

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What a shower of shit that was.The defence was all over the place as it was Tuesday night.McShane must have been on the piss this morning cause thats how he played.

Agreed, Daz. Hopefully Ferdinand can come back in soon. Oh well, I don't really remember much from yesterday, so it's probably for the best.
 

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