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  • Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:17:57 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action - Fulham | The Guardian

    Bamford continues to prove doubters wrong, Van de Beek should be unleashed and Saints find perfect pairing

    Jamie Vardy proved his importance to Leicester City just as much when he was in the stands as he was on the pitch. The Foxes were flat from the off, without a functioning plan B to put into operation in Vardy’s absence. The team is so used to utilising the striker’s clever running in behind a defence, they seem to lack other creative ideas when he is not spearheading the team. Considering they ripped Manchester City apart just weeks ago, it will concern Brendan Rodgers that he cannot get his side to repeat that perfect performance, suffering home defeats to West Ham and Aston Villa in the two games that followed. Vardy’s arrival on the pitch enlivened Leicester, with his teammates looking more confident in the company of their talisman who duly scored a late winner. Rodgers might be best finding a striker in the mould of Vardy to ensure they can maintain the status quo whenever he is absent; otherwise they are just one tweaked muscle away from mediocrity. Will Unwin

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  • Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:07:14 +0000: Dimitar Berbatov: 'When I saw what Sir Alex had written I had mixed emotions' - Fulham | The Guardian

    The former Manchester United striker on being omitted from the biggest match of his career, practising with basketballs as a kid – and refusing to change his style

    Dimitar Berbatov is talking about the most disappointing day in his football career but he is in a conciliatory mood. In May 2011 the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, told him that he would not be in the starting XI for the Champions League final against Barcelona. Even worse, he was not even in the squad.

    For Berbatov it was an almighty blow and one he did not fully recover from at United: a year later he was sold to Fulham. However, when writing his autobiography, called My Way and out in English this month, he reached out to his former manager and asked whether he would write the foreword. Ferguson said yes without hesitation. Not only that, he apologised for leaving Berbatov out of the squad and admitted that he got it wrong.

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  • Sat, 24 Oct 2020 16:15:05 +0000: Riedewald and Zaha on target as Crystal Palace sink 10-man Fulham - Fulham | The Guardian

    It was an afternoon for reunions in west London. Nathaniel Clyne’s first Crystal Palace appearance for more than eight years ended in victory as Roy Hodgson enjoyed a triumphant return to his former club at the expense of Scott Parker’s side.

    There is an age difference of 33 years and 65 days between Hodgson and Parker – the second biggest in Premier League history – and the Fulham manager would probably be the first to accept that he still has a lot to learn. After falling behind to a brilliantly taken goal from the outstanding Jaïro Riedewald in the ninth minute, the hosts had several opportunities to find a way back into the game but failed to take them before Wilfried Zaha effectively sealed the points for Palace.

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  • Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:58:46 +0000: Fulham v Crystal Palace: match preview - Fulham | The Guardian

    Roy Hodgson returns to Craven Cottage and finds Fulham feeling confident their fortunes may be turning. Their performance at Sheffield United last week was a step in the right direction and suggested Scott Parker’s extensive transfer window dealings may yet bear fruit. They need wins, though, and Crystal Palace will be difficult to beat as always, even though Jordan Ayew and Jack Butland are self-isolating with Covid-19. What price a vital contribution from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, on loan at Fulham, against a previous temporary employer? Nick Ames

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  • Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:18:40 +0000: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend - Fulham | The Guardian

    Axel Tuanzebe should start, Everton’s and Aston Villa’s credentials will be tested and Rhian Brewster returns to Anfield

    Following their last-ditch heroics against Tottenham, West Ham host Manchester City and in this white-knuckle rollercoaster ride of a season not even the combined forces of Mystic Meg, Nostradamus and Sally Morgan could boldly predict what might happen. City came from behind to beat Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday but their win was far from convincing. The Portuguese side carved open the City defence on several occasions, while Ederson was lucky to survive an uncharacteristic howler. Already without Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus, City were dealt a further blow with the news Fernandinho will be sidelined for four to six weeks. While undeniably valuable to their cause, the Brazilian may not be quite the loss Guardiola fears – the season before last, City averaged 2.7 points per top flight game in which he played, compared with 2.0 in those in which he didn’t. Last season, with Fernandinhooften covering in City’s now-replenished central defence, they earned more points in the eight games without him (2.4 per game) than in matches he played in (2.13). BG

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