|dalianwasexciting added 18:42 - Apr 8|
Just on the train North from Kings Cross, what an odd day. The set up was the same as the Wigan game, it was clear early on that it was ineffective against how Fulham had set up. Defensively we remain a shambles and it looks like some of the players do not want to work with each other. There is frustration throughout the side and it's hard to see any single thing fixing the problems at the club.
A large and vociferous following was left non plussed by a not very good first half where lots of similar balls were aimed forward at our side with no target man. The goals we conceded were frustrating and preventable, Bart made a good stop but the only person to react was the Fulham striker, in the second half when we went for ut, our shots pushed out by the keeper were gobbled up by defenders.
The half time formation change was much needed, but did expose Kenlock as a better left wing back, than full back. Space for Fulham seemed to be common place. However it could all have been different had McGoldrick, our best player, been luckier with his great shot that struck the upright.
There was lots of good town chances in the second half but all went begging, a combination of poor finishing (Sears) and some near misses,. Lawrence added some verve and direct play after the break but his decision making when to make a pass, or in his case when niot to, meant we did not succeed.
There was some pushing and shoving at the front of the stand as frustration and anger with how the club is being run boiled over, I have to say it appears to be a situation that the current club management have caused.
Bart. 6. Possibly slow to get down to the third and unlucky with the first,
Spence. 5. Neat but looked off the pace
Kenlock. 5. As a wing back ok, but as a left back caught out a few times, however gesture to the fans at the end shows why we must build for the future around players like him.
Berra. 5. Took his goal well, but still looks terrible against any pace
Smirh. 4. Disappointed, not one of his better games.
Chambers 3. Anonymous, spends most of his time digging out teammates. Would not be my choice for captain in a new world.
Ward. 6. Tried to get things going, no real end product but in a good side will be excellent
Dave. 5. Neat and tidy, did look forward but often found no movement.
Hows. 4. A disappointment, but did put in a couple of surging runs in the second half
Sears 4. Ran well, got in positions but squandered a gilt edged chance and probably should have been replaced at half time.
Didz. 8. Head and shoulders our best player, at times trying to carry the team on his own, creator and unlucky to get a goal. His end of match move to stand in the goalmouth applauding the fans perhaps speaks volumes about what is going. On at the club
Lawrence 6. Exciting, direct, but FFS pass to people better placed sometimes.
Pitmsn. What is the point of giving our only natural finisher 5 minutes?
Samuel. 3. Anonymous.
Manager. Zero. So,etching has to give!
Referee. Terrible, did not appear to see anything.