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A Game Of Two Halves

A Game Of Two Halves

Martin O'Neill has described our encounter with Fulham as an entertaining game, yet one of two halves.

Speaking on the official site after the ridiculous result O'Neill concentrated on the contrast of performance between the first and second halves stating that we could've easily gone in at halftime leading the game.

'It was an entertaining game and we could have easily gone in leading at half time. But the overall picture wasn't rosy.

'The two halves were day and night. Second-half I think we were very poor. I wouldn't have said that in the first-half as going forward I thought we were excellent.

'I think our issue in the second half was that we didn't play well enough. We didn't test the goalkeeper and Fulham deserved to win from their second-half performance.

'We've come here, we are playing away from home, we've had plenty of possession of the ball and tried to make use of it. But by our own standards it was a desperately poor second half.'

Wasn't much of a first half either if we were entertaining in attack, when you consider the stats say in the entire 92 minutes we had two shots on target!

It's good to hear him say we were poor as a team though, it was certainly very poor to remove both fullbacks again and God only knows who was meant to be right back between Milner and Reo, I'm not sure even they knew given how they swopped positions every 20 seconds.

I'm really passed repeating myself, so sod it. Let's be positive, Everton didn't win.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday May 9 2009
Time: 5:58PM

Comments

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yep lets be positive only another 2 games to suffer !
Villan57
09/05/2009 18:06:00
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yep lets be positive only another 2 games to suffer !
Villan57
09/05/2009 18:06:00
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You could argue that we actually gained a point today, on Everton at least, as they dropped two points whilst we only dropped one point.
Albarnista
09/05/2009 18:33:00
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You could argue that we actually gained a point today, on Everton at least, as they dropped two points whilst we only dropped one point.
Albarnista
09/05/2009 18:33:00
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Petrov worked his socks off and was trying to get the rest of the team invoved. Carew, Gabby, Hexky looked miles off the pace. Luke Young, Curtis and Zat, apart from the goals obviously did their job but were slow getting the ball out. Ash also ran his socks off. Barry was anonymous...dreaming of cold nights in with StevieG??? In all we looked knackered...the mate I went with who's a Fulham fan agreed. So unless we stock up with fresh faces ready for next year, it's gonna be the same again - whatever these boys are paid, they can't run on empty and I'm sure they're still ramdonly tested for 'extra strength Lucozade' so no extra help there! And we still out sung the Fulham fans...! Nice place though!
ljkal
09/05/2009 18:56:00
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Petrov worked his socks off and was trying to get the rest of the team invoved. Carew, Gabby, Hexky looked miles off the pace. Luke Young, Curtis and Zat, apart from the goals obviously did their job but were slow getting the ball out. Ash also ran his socks off. Barry was anonymous...dreaming of cold nights in with StevieG??? In all we looked knackered...the mate I went with who's a Fulham fan agreed. So unless we stock up with fresh faces ready for next year, it's gonna be the same again - whatever these boys are paid, they can't run on empty and I'm sure they're still ramdonly tested for 'extra strength Lucozade' so no extra help there! And we still out sung the Fulham fans...! Nice place though!
ljkal
09/05/2009 18:56:00
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Albanista, you got some wierd logic goiin' on there man... Are you an Economist? Downing Street financial advisor???
ljkal
09/05/2009 18:58:00
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Albanista, you got some wierd logic goiin' on there man... Are you an Economist? Downing Street financial advisor???
ljkal
09/05/2009 18:58:00
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Sorry about the 3rd entry in a row here, but you hear Hodgson today say if Fulham get into Europe he'll play a weakened team? Don't blame him. 19 GAMES TO GET TO THE EUROPA CUP FINAL - HALF A DOMESTIC SEASON!!! - BIGGEST JOKE UEFA HAVE EVER COME UP WITH. We're gonna need a squad of 50! UEFA trimmed the CL down to avoid this now they're doing it all over again? *****s.
ljkal
09/05/2009 19:02:00
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Sorry about the 3rd entry in a row here, but you hear Hodgson today say if Fulham get into Europe he'll play a weakened team? Don't blame him. 19 GAMES TO GET TO THE EUROPA CUP FINAL - HALF A DOMESTIC SEASON!!! - BIGGEST JOKE UEFA HAVE EVER COME UP WITH. We're gonna need a squad of 50! UEFA trimmed the CL down to avoid this now they're doing it all over again? *****s.
ljkal
09/05/2009 19:02:00
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