Homecomings

With the most recent international break behind us and none scheduled this spring, Fulham’s season can now fully set sail until season’s end.

That is, until those obnoxious FA Cup weekends where we’re not playing due to an earlier exit from the competition.

Anywho, Saturday will mark just the third time in the past three seasons that Fulham have to travel following an international break. Bizarre, but true:

2008-09
Fulham 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
Fulham 0-0 Sunderland
Fulham 0-1 Liverpool

2009-10
Fulham 2-1 Everton
Fulham 2-0 Hull City
Birmingham 1-0 Fulham

2010-11
Fulham 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham 3-0 Blackpool

2011-12
Fulham 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Stoke City 2-0 Fulham
Sunderland ?-? Fulham

Here I was thinking our record overall after international breaks is bad when, really, it’s pretty darn good: P11 W5 D2 L4. Is that all from the coincidence of our constant home games? Perhaps.

Fulham’s record on the road in general is not great, so it’s no surprise that we’ve never even gotten an away point after an international break.

Yet this year it feels a bit worrying. The home match against Blackburn felt like a loss although we nicked a draw. Last month our travel to Stoke City was probably the worst performance of the season.

Here’s hoping Saturday is a bit different.

3 thoughts on “Homecomings

  1. Most of our squad plays in the Internationals – and most are the star or one of the main attractions for their country. Normally they get game time in important rolls. My take on it is that it gives them a big confidence boost going back and being treated like a star and being made to feel important, where they might lose that in the grind of a Premier League season.

    Confidence can do wonders for a player.

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