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Fulham v Manchester City Match Day Thread

The Match Day thread moves to the front page this week and everyone is welcome to post their comments on this important fixture away at Fulham's Craven Cottage.

Fulham have an impressive home record winning nine and only losing three with two draws. Meanwhile, City's away form is not exactly pulsating with only four away wins.

Match Odds

Fulham 9/4
Draw 23/10
City 11/8

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The journalist

Writer: Buzz Lightyear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 18 2010

Time: 9:42AM

Your Comments

I wont say it is a must win game, but we have to start putting some sort of form together for 90 minutes instead of 45. Fulham not an easy place to go to get a result, but thats what we have to do.
buzz lightyear
not an easy place to go! they just destroyed Juve man!
merlin
in fairness i'd like to think we're a bit better than Juventus but it's still a tough game
arthur7171
For once merlin - i agree with you, mind you the Bridge is no easy place to visit.
Thaibluefan
The UEFA Cup cost us in the league last season with us losing 8 out of 13 PL fixtures that followed midweek European games. In fact, Fulham rubbed salt into our wounds last April by beating us 3-1 at Eastlands after our 3-1 defeat at Hamburg! It takes it out of you by this stage of the season, and brilliant as Fulham have been last night, they will have to refocus quickly whilst dreaming of the QF....
Johnny Baguette
It all depends on which Team turns up for the first half.
buzz lightyear
Well done Fulham for beating Juve ... hope you haven't knackered yourselves in the process !!
Wswilly3
I must confess it's hard to focus with the stunning Juve win behind us and the Spurs FA Cup replay next week. Still, we have to pay the bills, and I'd feel better if we'd go ahead and reach that 40 point mark with a win on Sunday.
Teddy_KGB
I dont think you have to worry about the 40 point mark, you are not even close to relegation material, but as for reaching it on Sunday, well that is another matter entirely. Briliant win over Juve!!!
buzz lightyear
Trying to put yourself in RM's boots and pick the team.for me Given; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Barry; Johnson (A), De Jong, Viera, Bellamy; Tevez, Santa Cruz.It is no use playing for draws now, It will still be our best season in the premier ever. Tough game coming up midweek, so going into that with confidence of a win under your belt would be great.
buzz lightyear
God will forgive me this, but I hope that the Rags take Liverpool to the cleaners it will be the only time they will have helped us if they do.
buzz lightyear
Agree with that team Buzz. The more i look at this game the more i feel that 3pts are essential if we are going to get that 4th place.
Thaibluefan
I think the rags will be fired up for that one having been humiliated by the Mickys at home last season. We could use some help from the likes of Stoke as well!
Johnny Baguette
Stoke are solid at home, I hope this is not a curse!!!! eek!!, can't wait for the forums to be back up.
buzz lightyear
Forgot to say .Hi everyone, hope that you can join us tomorrow.
buzz lightyear
By the way, just mid match preview and realised we are four league games away from the rags returning to Eastlands. Four weekends away. Bring them on!
Johnny Baguette
Lawro Predicts Fulham 0 v Man City 2: "I think Fulham could be a bit jaded after their big game against Juventus on Thursday. It seems City are no different away than they were under Mark Hughes. Mancini obviously got into them at half-time last week at Sunderland and they were much better, creating lots of chances."
Johnny Baguette
Fulham have a decent home record and are in boyant mood after beating juventus. City are crap away from home and chelsea win was a fluke . Im a fan, but im a realistic - i just hope spurs, liverpool and villa are as bad as us as the games go by. That isnt good enough because we should be doing alot better.Yes we have better players than fulham, but a team spirit and winning mentality takes more than a season to build. No matter how much money we spend. Wigan, Hull (4 points of city), birmingahm, stoke, sunderland, fulham have all taken points and played well against city. Any team that plays a physical game against city will take 1 point or 3points from us. Previous results this season show city are a soft touch for "lesser teams" . Fulham wont lose. Best city can do is get a draw. Which would be a very poor result for us.
Super City Slicker
We need to get that mean streak and not take games for granted we should approach every game as though the opposition was one of the top 6 in the league
buzz lightyear
VMC Pre Match Quotes - Javier Garrido: "There is no reason we can't win this game - we need a victory to keep the pressure on the teams around us. I think every team who plays us now wants to beat us because of what has happened to the club in the past couple of years. I think sometimes we have had a stronger mentality against the best teams and the results against Arsenal and Chelsea have proved that to be true. But we have to have that same focus against every team we play if we are to finish in the top four."
Johnny Baguette
VMC Pre Match Quotes - Roberto Mancini: "I have a lot of respect for Stephen Ireland because he is a good player. In the week of the Chelsea game he had an injury. But now he has recovered and is ready to play. I have a number of options in midfield and Stephen is an important player for us."
Johnny Baguette
I think he will start with VP and depending on how AJ is performing late on in the game may well bring on SI fresh legs and a superb passer of the killer ball, needs match games to get himself back to full fitness though
buzz lightyear
I see Villa are behind 1-2 in the midlands derby.
buzz lightyear
four mins to go 2-2
buzz lightyear
ended 2-2 good result for wolves and City
buzz lightyear
Well, well, Stoke 1 Spurs 2. That's a massive win for Tottenham. The significance of our clash with them in May cranks up a notch, even moreso if we can win at Fulham!
Johnny Baguette
The Saturday Results bar Arsenal West Ham: Aston Villa 2-2 Wolverhampton, Everton 2-0 Bolton, Portsmouth 3-2 Hull, Stoke 1-2 Tottenham, Sunderland 3-1 Birmingham, Wigan 1-0 Burnley
Johnny Baguette
Pressure on City to produce now.
buzz lightyear
 

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