A disappointing run in the league has just seen us drop down to the bottom half of the table for the first time in months. No players bought in the transfer window ( you just never know with the Okaka deal!) and several bad injuries to deal with. What do we make of it all?
Firstly, Lets look at our last results in the league-
Chelsea 2-1 Fulham
Stoke 3-2 Fulham
Blackburn 2-0 Fulham
Spurs 2-0 Fulham
Fulham 0-2 Villa
Four of those games where away from home against difficult opposition and one was against a high flying Villa side at home. Yes I would have wanted Fulham to have picked up a number of points here but all you Fulham fans who are beginning to doubt the man who saved us, lets just relax. Every team goes through a sticky patch and this is just a rather bad one from Fulham. It happens to every team and to have lost 5 in a row and be 11th, is a fair achievment.
This run is bound to end soon especially as we welcome Portsmouth to the Cottage on Wednesday night. That game follows one away to Bolton and then we are home to travel sick Burnley. We couldn’t have hand picked these fixtures better ourselves and it is an excellent opportunity to climb back up the table and ease a little bit of pressure.
Hopefully we will have Okaka soon and have some players back to their usual form ( I thought Murphy was great today) and we will be fine.
I can see 6 or 7 points from the next three matches- COYW
You couldn’t have spelled it out better. Everyone just needs to relax. You are right. Every team goes through this. We have 3 games coming up that if we get between 6 – 9 points off of the pressue should be off.
It is not time to panic yet.
Very good post there. A bit of confidence from a few good games is just what we need. That and Stephen Kelly to suddenly morph into John Paintsil.
It’s funny how it’s either great or gloomy with Fulham. A couple of big wins and people are talking about Europe again and a few defeats see us spiralling down the table into a relegation battle. Hodgson strikes me as someone who keeps things on an even keel and doesn’t lose his sense of perspective. Beating Portsmouth on Wednesday is now important, but it could also kickstart our season.
Well said Lydia – I’m not quite so optimistic about the next few games, think we might need to grind out a few draws first but we’ll definitely get better before too long.