Fair play to Fulham they certainly had there chances but thankly we managed to hold on and secure our 2nd win in a row, it's vitally important that we don't drop points at home and with the fulham win in the bag we can turn our attentions to our next home game against stoke, the thing about the league this season is that it's really unpredicable and the gap between teams isn't really that big compared to previous seasons. We played some lovely football at times in the first half and although we tailored off towards the end the most important thing is that we nabbed the win to move up to seventh and all of a sudden things don't look so bad compared to the hodgson tenure, although we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves it's nice to see good football been played and results beginning to pick up so hopefully this can be the benchmark for the rest of the season under Kenny YNWA
With regards Purescousemachine
Nice one, mate.
I actually thought we only had 10 men for much of the second half, Fulham were really all over us. We were lucky on a couple of those dodgy clearances too, nice for a change to get the rub of the green. Wish that first goal had stood, reckon we would have scored a few had that been the case. Anyway, we don't have to win pretty, we just have to win, and we did, so mission accomplished.
Yeah I know what you mean partial, a few nervy moments that's for sure and with the chances fulham had they should have had a draw but hey you win some you lose some, just glad that we can start to put all the uncertainty of the past behind us and just move on and focus on the football, another 3points to add to the wolves result and if we can beat stoke then we are in contention for the Europa league but I'm just going to take each game as it comes mate. Fernando was really unlucky that was the wrong decision and like you said an early goal and fulham would of been on the back front really early but credit to the lads we kept plugging away and got our reward in the end.
The thing with Roy is that he just didn't inspire any confidence in the players and we most certaintly would have sat back and let fulham dictate the play so I'll agree with you on that point, since Kenny has been in charge even in the Utd game we could see improvement, down to ten men at old trafford and still come away having only being beaten 1-0, it was the workrate and attitude of the players in that game and it has continued with us gradually beginning to play better football and all the players have picked up their performances tenfold, nice to see Torres coming back to the fore I felt that some of the criticism directed towards him was unjusitified with people turning into amaetaur body language experts, roy didn't play to his strenghts and because of the 4-4-2 formation and our unwillingness to attack in numbers he was pretty much left isolated a lot of the time and up against 4 defenders.
Under Kenny though we are playing a system that benefits him and it's clearly visible on the pitch,
now though it's about maintaining the momentum and building on these past two results, first half we played well but the second half fulham came out of their shells and had some good chances but it's nice to se that we held on.
6th - 8th is probably about right, MerrySuper. I assume that United, Arsenal and Chelsea are going to fight for the title with City and Spurs in the mix for the lesser places, so yes, there's your top 5 unless something crazy happens.
I think we had our moments today, butthe longer it stayed scoreless, and then only the oggy to separate, the more you felt that we were going into a shell. One thing I will say, Kenny seems loath to put on a true attacking sub, I've noticed that in the last 2 or 3 games. I've never been a fan of 'what we have we'll hold' unless we're winning 4-0!