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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by Worthy4England » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:55 pm

Mar wrote:
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Beefheart wrote:Anyone know the last time we managed 4 wins on the trot?
2005/6?
Close it was 2006/07 when we did it twice in one year.

Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Blackburn. (Sept-Oct)
WHU, Villa, City, Newcastle, Portsmouth (Dec)
Ahh yes, the famous season when "Allardyce had lost it" and the squad was shit.

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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by plymouth wanderer » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:38 pm

how many MOTM did big sam get in the prem
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by Worthy4England » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:52 pm

plymouth wanderer wrote:how many MOTM did big sam get in the prem
4 I think.

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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:29 pm

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Owen'sEleven wrote:What do Bolton Wanderers this weekend, St Paul's Cathedral, the Greenwich Peninsular, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in FLorence, and Seahaven in the Truman Show have in common?
ohjimmyjimmy wrote:The letter 'a' ?
Nope.

They're all domed.
Actually that's not bad (though it should be in the joke thread....). :wink:
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by officer_dibble » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:24 pm

We'll shit em

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Post by seanworth » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:37 pm

Big game this one is. A win would be great, and likely give us enough confidence to get through the remainder of the season with.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:29 am

I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.

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Post by Lennon'sEleven » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:39 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.
COYW indeed.

Although I hope he makes that Steinsson switch for Fulham, given how Alonso played against them at the Cottage. Not his finest moment.

Is Steinsson fit, do we know?
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by Lord Kangana » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:57 pm

Point of order here, I thought Avram Grant was colloquially recognised as "Baron Greenback", and not, as postulated here, the erstwhile Martin Jol.

Can we have a poll added to clear this up?
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Post by Verbal » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:51 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.
Tut tut. ;)

Agreed that they are a very open side and the gaps can be found if you play around them. Was it Swansea who completely destroyed them on their own turf a few weeks back?

Let's keep the momentum (and tempo) going in this one, there's no reason for us not to.
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by thebish » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:57 pm

Verbal wrote:
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.
Tut tut. ;)
nowt wrong with "less than half"... the problem would have been "less goals" - but he didn't type that! :wink:
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by Verbal » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:08 pm

thebish wrote:
Verbal wrote:
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.
Tut tut. ;)
nowt wrong with "less than half"... the problem would have been "less goals" - but he didn't type that! :wink:

Good point. That'll teach me to try and pick stuff up with a brain addled with caffeine and other nefarious substances.

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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by thebish » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:21 pm

Verbal wrote:
thebish wrote:
Verbal wrote:
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.
Tut tut. ;)
nowt wrong with "less than half"... the problem would have been "less goals" - but he didn't type that! :wink:
Good point. That'll teach me to try and pick stuff up with a brain addled with caffeine and other nefarious substances.

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as a general rule - DSB will usually be right with his grammar!! :wink:
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by jjd95 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:22 pm

As others have said, this looks to be a very tough matchup in the midfield. The Whites should have the majority of the possession :laugh: . Jol called Dembele one of the most most talented players he's ever seen. Moved him from striker to central midfield, he's just learning the position but really good handling the ball under pressure and making good passes, combines well with Dempsey. Murphy is getting a little older but still really good, and has dropped deeper in midfield with Dembele taking over his role somewhat. Dempsey plays wing but is always cutting into space between midfield and defense (someone else mentioned that), I can see him getting his 20th goal this weekend. Andy Johnson is out, the impressive Russian Pavel Pogrebnyak is probably less than 50/50 to play, so Fulham have no #9 (probably will move Dempsey there).
Fulham are the worst away team in the EPL and lost 3 in a row before beating Norwich last week. But they killed Wolves 5-0, beat QPR 1-0, beat Blackburn 3-1, so thanks for that.

Fulham could win 4-0, but I'm calling 1-1 draw.

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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by seanworth » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:11 pm

I was feeling more and more positive going into this game then we get hit with Coyle being named Manager of the month, and then Lawro predicts us to snatch a win. Still even with all that stacked against us I think we can snatch a victory. It's time to dig deep.

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Post by bobo the clown » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:17 pm

seanworth wrote: ... Lawro predicts us to snatch a win. Still even with all that stacked against us I think we can snatch a victory. It's time to dig deep.
That's a lot of snatch there, Sean.
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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:21 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
seanworth wrote: ... Lawro predicts us to snatch a win. Still even with all that stacked against us I think we can snatch a victory. It's time to dig deep.
That's a lot of snatch there, Sean.
:lol:

Laughing like a child here.

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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by TKIZ! » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:00 pm

Annoyed Grunt wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:
seanworth wrote: ... Lawro predicts us to snatch a win. Still even with all that stacked against us I think we can snatch a victory. It's time to dig deep.
That's a lot of snatch there, Sean.
:lol:

Laughing like a child here.
Digging deep to snatch a win? Steady on old chap :lol:
Pfffft.

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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by seanworth » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:34 am

TKIZ! wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:
seanworth wrote: ... Lawro predicts us to snatch a win. Still even with all that stacked against us I think we can snatch a victory. It's time to dig deep.
That's a lot of snatch there, Sean.
:lol:

Laughing like a child here.
Digging deep to snatch a win? Steady on old chap :lol:
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Re: Wanderers v Cottagers

Post by Worthy4England » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:02 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:I reckon he'll go 4-4-2 with Kev in for Klas and possibly Steinsson for Alonso (though he might leave that latter change for the Toon game). I'd prefer 4-2-3-1 but as a former striker and a KD fan he'll reward the two successive goals.

One more thing. Fulham aren't very good away. They've got less than half the goals and wins on the road than that famously awful Bolton side. With Dempsey and Dembele in midfield Baron Greenback's basically playing an open 4-2-4 with little reward. Get in among them early and we should prove we want/need it more than them.

COYW.
Just to be a bit of a stick in the mud, Fulham's away record, is three points short of Bolton's home record.

With just 8 goals scored away, they've managed to net 11 points. They haven't managed two goals away from home since October (and two goals away, has occurred just the once).

Both their wins away have been to Wigan and QPR, but they lost to Wolves and Blackburn.

I have 0-0 writ large on this one (as I do every year).

I'd be surprised if this was the first game on MotD.

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