43 Review posts

Five Thoughts: Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Gravity's a killer. Sniped from a great height by Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace, Claudio Ranieri's Fulham swiftly reacquainted themselves with the earth's crust after sidling through a Premier League fixture that they simply had to win or draw at the very least. We thought that we'd turned a corner following Tuesday's heroics against Brighton & Hove Albion, but this campaign evidently has many chicanes to scale in Nürburgring proportions.
4th February 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

If you were chilled to the bone on the way up to Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening, I bet you were glowing with a fizzing sense of delight on the journey back to your homes after witnessing what was undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating encounters our grand, alluring stadium has hosted in recent years. Claudio Ranieri was spouting a lot of tosh about change, wasn’t he?
30th January 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Normality painfully resumed down by the river and what a thunderous jab in the gut that is to announce. Harry haunts the Cottage once again, and it's not even the usual suspect, either. Tottenham Hotspur, depleted and diminished, still managed to march away from the banks of the Thames with three points in their back pocket, but it's the manner in which we gifted them the spoils that stings the most.
20th January 2019

Five Thoughts: Burnley 2-1 Fulham

The Turf Moor curse continues. Fulham have not won at Burnley since 1951 and the omens weren't positive before kick-off, although we understood how imperative a victory was. Train strikes, driving rain, our 1,000-plus faithful intrepidly trudged t'north to lift Claudio Ranieri's men towards a mythological victory. But football's a cruel, unforgiving game, isn't it?
13th January 2019

Five Thoughts: Arsenal 4-1 Fulham

Not quite the start to 2019 that we were hoping for as the clock struck 12 on New Year's Day, but it certainly wasn't your typical 4-1 drubbing by any stretch of the hungover imagination. The score line often speaks for itself, but Claudio Ranieri's Whites charged from the traps and poked and prodded Unai Emery's Arsenal from the off.
2nd January 2019

Five Thoughts: Fulham 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Limbs. We knew before kick-off that a victory against Huddersfield Town was compulsory and we reached our primary objective at the death. Drama. It wasn't our finest performance whatsoever, that's for certain, although when there's so much at stake, with both camps scrapping for the spoils, sometimes you have to win ugly, really ugly.
30th December 2018

Five Thoughts: Fulham 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Is it me, or did that feel like a bitter defeat at the final whistle? Couldn't help the sour tang, but now that the dust, as well as our stomachs, has settled, Boxing Day's 1-1 draw against Nuno Espírito Santo's highly-organised Wolverhampton Wanderers now leaves an intriguingly sweet aftertaste on the pallet, with just a smidgen of apprehension and disappointment.
28th December 2018

Five Thoughts: Newcastle United 0-0 Fulham

We did it. We actually kept a clean sheet in the Premier League. Drink it in, we're an unwavering defensive collective and there's nothing in existence that can breach us. Well, maybe I'm being a tad hasty, but Saturday's 0-0 draw against Newcastle United proved that Claudio Ranieri's operation is drifting in the right direction.
23rd December 2018

Five Thoughts: Fulham 0-2 West Ham United

Damp, dreary, dismal, and I'm not talking about the blessed weather, either. Following our deflating 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, a reinvigorated reaction was desperately required against an in-form West Ham United, but what we were cursed with, sodden through to the bone on a blustery Saturday evening, a vastly uninspired Fulham that are completely devoid of confidence, spirit and leadership.
17th December 2018