FFC v AFC Bournemouth OCT 27 2018

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Our recent results have been poor

The last win at home was back in 1994

billp TOOFIF Updated Sunday, 28 October 2018

Old Match Reviews

This was how this Match Review began to form as I left the Cottage at half past four (I think that in my Fulahish lifetime, I’ve only left before the final whistle three or four times, incidentally), after McDonald ridiculously demonstrated once again just how hapless we’ve become, looking a shadow of the inspirational hero of last season to earn a cheap second yellow card.

The best footballing side in the Championship has, on the evidence of the first ten games of our eagerly anticipated return to the top flight, evolved into one the worst teams in Fulham’s history. To add that this unheard-of transformation came at the cost of 11 new players and £100,000,000 makes this realisation almost beyond belief

I reasoned, once I arrived home, that maybe my initial reaction would be too harsh to share publicly and it would benefit from a delay in putting pen to paper so to speak. I’d already decided I was in no mood to watch the lowlights on the telly as I had just about seen my share for one day, so I’d leave the review until Sunday.

Well, I’ve since watched MOTD and frankly, there’s nothing to add to the above.

As our American owner was attending the match, one really has to speculate how he must feel about this astonishing reversal in so few games.

I can't help hypothesising that if he's really serious about this crazy little hobby of his, he needs to have a heavier hand on the tiller because something is definitely not working in the navigation of our old tub.

Fulham's record since our first game in 1928

Reproduced from 11v11.com

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FFC v AFC Bournemouth

Craven Cottage

Saturday October 27 2018 15:00

Fulham 0 Bournemouth 3 (HT 0-1)

billp TOOFIF Updated Sunday, 28 October 2018

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Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018

Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London

Attendance: 25,071

Referee: Andre Marriner

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Fosu-Mensah, Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand (Cairney 60'); McDonald, Seri (Zambo Anguissa 80'); Kamara, Schürrle, Ryan Sessegnon; Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Christie, Mawson, Johansen, Vietto

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

A.F.C. Bournemouth

Line-up: Begovic; Francis, Steve Cook, Aké; Adam Smith, Lewis Cook (Gosling 80'), Lerma, Daniels; Brooks (Stanislas 86'), Wilson, Fraser (Defoe 89')

Unused substitutes: Boruc, Rico, Surman, Ibe

Manager: Eddie Howe

TOOFIF's pre match ramblings

Bournemouth are another bogey team for the Whites. This is becoming something of a mantra, this season but sadly the record is ten won, nine drawn and twelve lost, we could certainly do with an eleventh victory over the Cherries to boost those stats and we need three points rather urgently too.

To be fair, since our first meeting in 1928, we have met just 31 times, twenty six in the various levels of the English Leagues. Maybe if this was the next round of the Carabao we'd be hopeful of a win, as in the three games in that competion Fulham have a 100% record, the two FA Cup ties have us honours even.

The only positive thing to say about dismal records like these is that they are there to be broken so  let's hope that this season sees us end bad runs against our bogey teams, including Bournemouth  and chalk up some welcome wins.

Stats reproduced from 11v11.com

Abject, spineless, clueless, embarrassing, pitiful, disgusting, rubbish, pathetic, ghastly, infantile, horrid, gormless, insulting, worthless, idiotic, immature, hopeless, pointless and incomprehensible!