There’s only one F in Fulham
The Fulham Fanzine
Old Trafford could it be a god time to visit?
Another statistically terrible Fulham opponent but I was there that happy day in 2009
billp TOOFIF Updated Friday, 5 October 2018
Our pre-match ramblings…
A great arena to watch football but not necessarily a comfortable place for our team to perform in. Ah, that joyous day eighteen years ago, which recorded our second away win in the same year (but not the same season!).
That was our first league visit there in aeons, our very first season in the Premier League and our first game of the 2001-2002 season.
Wasn't that a game? With Louis Saha and the lads on brilliant form we took the lead, Saha scored a brace and although we lost 3-2, we'd given the Red Devils a run for their money and that was a pretty decent United team (see the line-ups below) it certainly laid down a marker.
Unfortunately for us, the cutting edge of our adventurous play posted too irrestisible an advertisement and Fergie made Louis Saha an offer he couldn't refuse eventually, we needed the money for renovations to Craven Cottage.
The other fact is that we've not won up there since so come on guys, let's put that right!
Premier League seaon 2001-2002
Line-up: Barthez; Neville, Silvestre, Blanc, Irwin; Beckham, Neville, Scholes, Verón (Brown 80'), Giggs; Van Nistelrooy (Chadwick 76')
Unused substitutes: Carroll, Yorke, Solskjaer
Line-up: Van der Sar; Finnan, Melville, Goma, Harley; Malbranque (Ouaddou 88'), Davis, Collins, Goldbaek (Stolcers 79'); Saha, Hayles (Betsy 84')
Unused substitutes: Taylor, Symons
Stats reproduced from 11v11.com
Manchester United v FFC
Manchester United 4 Fulham 1 (HT 3-0)
billp TOOFIF Updated Tuesday, 11 December 2018
We were not very good
I hate being negative but this was a very disappointing performance, we were mostly awful!
Was this a case of nerves after a promising start to Claudio's reign followed by the let-down of losing our lead in the Leicester home game, quite possibly.
Whatever the reason, we lost our pre-game optimistic pretty soon the game kicked off. We'd been lulled into a false sense of security as the consus was that this was a good time to play the Red Devils as they'd been experiencing their own ups and downs this season.
Well that went out of the window and the first half unravelled into a pretty sordid experience for the Whites.
Thhe second half was better but not by a significant measure so the outcome reflected the game overall.
Very disappointing and demoralising, if we can't buck our ideas up immediately I fear the worst.
Fulham's record since our first game in 1905