Match Day Thread Fulham v Southampton 26/12/2020 3pm Sky sports

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  1. Lovelocum

    Lovelocum Well-Known Member

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    Well no, you can’t completely judge a team by its position. But it does give you an indication of form.
     
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  2. Saints_Alive

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    People get too hung up with league positions whereas the points total is more of an indication. A couple of weeks ago Everton appeared to be falling drastically and now with a couple of wins they are back up to second.
    The league is so tight and those top ten positions are likely to fluctuate for a while yet but I think that the make up of the teams within it won't change too much.
     
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  3. Lovelocum

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    Is it just me or is this season really really close and much more interesting than usual?
     
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  4. SaintinNZ

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    Not you at all. It’s a much more open competition for sure and all the more enjoyable for it. I think it has exposed a bit of the folly of the big spenders as well. The fan factor is far more influential than I had realised home and away regardless of whether you spent 220m in the summer.
     
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  5. Lovelocum

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    Interesting. Could VAR be having an effect?
     
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    and replaced them with a 50m player
     
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  7. fatletiss

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    Not always.

    They have just drawn with the Champions and have had 4 draws in a row..... that on the back of several defeats....they were on form.

    Now, if someone who wasn’t really mega interested in football glances at the league table to see we were playing a team in the relegation zone, hadn’t watched Fulham’s last 3 or 4 games, I can see what they’d expect us to win :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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  8. Lovelocum

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    Tbh I haven’t been following the league that closely.
     
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  9. mowgli

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    0-0 draws are rarely entertaining but the technical side of the game from both teams was outstanding in my view. I really enjoyed it. I'm a little surprised by several posts that say we never looked like scoring or things might have been different with Ings. With so few chances, a single goal would have won it. Ignoring the air shots and the weirdly vicious spin off the post in front of Che - people seem to forget that we had the ball in the net twice and hit the post with a JWP special. Had any of those counted, I suspect the doom and gloom would have been replaced by equally undeserved claims of a title chase in the offing...

    Win your home games and don't lose your away games = a European adventure.
     
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  10. shoot_spiderman

    shoot_spiderman Power to the People

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    Extract from Sam Tighe Bleacher Report ...

    Early on this season Fulham looked like the easiest game around ...

    But a November transformation has seen them improve in every single area of the pitch and they now pose a legitimate threat to any side ...

    Fulham have been pretty solid of late – they haven’t conceded an open-play goal for close to 360 minutes
     
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  11. Che’s Godlike Thighs

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    Also that home and away games have more or less been neutralised.
     
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  12. Ronnie Hotdog (MLsfc)

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    I get your point that Fulham have improved since their awful start, but it is also worth mentioning 4 draws in a row is not necessarily good form - if anything a point per game is relegation form, especially as their last two games were draws against Brighton & Newcastle.

    That said, missing possibly our 3 best performers this season means that yesterdays result was nothing to worry about. Although the fact Vesty & Ings are out for up to 4 weeks is something to worry about!
     
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  13. Saints_Alive

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    I thought that Jan and Jack were pretty solid and both made some excellent blocks and it is only the suicidal high line at the start of the season that made them look bad and possibly Big Vester would've looked bad too then.
     
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  15. Archers Road

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    I would like to take the opportunity to thank Covid for sparing me the misery of going down to Fulham to watch that game. Although reading the comments on here, it seems that as 0-0 Boxing Day extravaganzas of grim dullness go, this wasn't perhaps such a bad one.
     
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  16. Le Tissier's Laces

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    He completed 11 tackles which is the most by a premier league player this season, and the most by a Southampton player ever.
     
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    That’s impressive. Who?
     
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  20. Lovelocum

    Lovelocum Well-Known Member

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    I mean levelling the playing field, less pressure on refs to give decisions to big clubs?
     
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