Last year v this year

When supporting the impending apocalypse theory of our 2009/10 start, people are saying that it’s not the result, but the performances that worry them. To this I have countered that we rarely look good losing (think about it; we’re ugly losers).   But they do have a point.  We haven’t seemed to play particularly well. One… More Last year v this year

Villa 2-0 Fulham

While waiting for the game to start I was having a nose around the Observer’s Review section, and more specifically around an interview with art collector Charles Saatchi.  He was asked about (artist) Mark Rothko and the nature of infinity, and replied as follows: “My understanding of infinity goes something like this: every 100 years… More Villa 2-0 Fulham

Fulham in for goal machine Marc Janko: all that glistens?

In other more detached news, the Daily Mail say that we have beaten Celtic, Blackburn and and Man City to sign Marc Janko.  Note the word “beaten”.  Not “beating”, “beaten”.   If so, this is quite exciting.   Janko, you see, scored 39 goals in 34 games for Salzburg last season, and while Austria is Austria, not… More Fulham in for goal machine Marc Janko: all that glistens?


Jonathan Wilson’s latest on Chelsea’s diamond formation. (thanks to bq) So, how can the diamond be countered? The lack of width remains the flaw, and the key is to try to shift the battle from the centre to the flanks. Hull rode their luck to an extent on the opening day, but it is no… More Diamonds

Murphy signs again, Greening in, Zoltan had a bad’un after all

The long and dangerous saga of Jonathan Greening has ended, and now he is a Fulham player.  (“Greening signs!” says an excited email from the club.)  Annoyingly, he wasn’t registered for Saturday’s game because his agent refused to sign off on the deal until 90 minutes beyond the deadline, following six hours of haggling over… More Murphy signs again, Greening in, Zoltan had a bad’un after all

Fulham 0-2 Chelsea

A frustrating afternoon spent chasing shadows.   Chelsea controlled the game from start to finish, and Fulham really didn’t threaten Petr Cech’s goal. Part of this was because of the injury to Andy Johnson on Thursday.  His absence was felt all over the pitch:  we missed his sharp running, constant harrying and intelligent runs.  Clint Dempsey… More Fulham 0-2 Chelsea