Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves


Fulham star v Wolves hero
By Wolves
December 26 2018

Wolves' Boxing Day travels take them to bottom of the table Fulham for today's match seeking a return to winning ways following the home loss to Liverpool  

Nuno Espirito Santo will not be unerestimating the threat posed by Fulham despite the implications of their position at Christmas, especially as they now have proven winner Claudio Ranieri in the Manager's seat. Wolves came unstuck at Craven Cottage last season during a winning streak, and will be hoping to cope better with their threat upfront, especially from Alexander Mitrovic.

Diogo Jota is unlikely to be fit to play as he's still struggling with a hamstring injury, but Wolves have no other injury concerns. Dnagerous young player Ryan Sessignon is in contention to start after missing Fulham's 0-0 draw at Newcastle.

The match will again feature live on Sky TV kicking off at 12:30pm. Updates will be made on this board for those unable to watch the game. 

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Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 11:23

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Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 11:37

Well..... the picture at the head of today's page has proved misleading as Nuno has dropped Ruben Neves to the bench - shock horror!!! Many fans have said recently that his performances have been below par, so here we are!! On the other side of the coin 21 year old defender Max Kilman gets a place on the ahead of Hause and Dendoncker

Line-up:
Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Moutinho,Saiss, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Gibbs-White

Subs: Ruddy, Vinagre, Max Kilman, Neves, Costa, Cavaleiro, Bonatini

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:19

Goes to show that Nuno doesn't mind dropping anyone. I must admit I've never heard of Max Kilman.

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:23

Interesting eh Andy!! I've never heard of Kilmarnock either - he's a member of the Under 23 Squad and presumably must have impressed on the training ground.

Our ref today is Andre Mariner



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Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:27

The long ball throw in by Bennett is back!

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:30

Great tackle from Coady to stop Mitrovic

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:32

First shot of the game us from Traore but over the bar. Might have been better putting a cross over the four waiting players in the box!!

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:34

Two successive corners for Fulham show Mitrovic poses a real threat

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:36

Odoi handles in the area from corner but missed by the ref. Great control by Raul but his overhead shot is too high



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Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:43

Saiss tugs back Schurrle but ref plays advantage & lets him off with a warning. Mitrovic fires over the top. Traore & Raul leading the line with MGW in a No.10 role

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:47

Traore struggling to make the impact he managed in the first half against L'pool, and still routinely falling over! Saiss taken out by Chambers who is lucky to avoid a yellow card

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:50

Good attack by F'ham but Rui easily collects Mitrovic's header

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:52

Fulham should have scored through Christie

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:56

Good passage of play from Wolves with a stinging volley by Raul

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 12:58

Still to be convinced by Traore. Hope to be proved wrong.

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:01

Quote:
Andy Fincher
Still to be convinced by Traore. Hope to be proved wrong.

I was just about to say something along exactly those lines Andy!!

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:04

Vital save by Rui after great play by Mitrovic in our area

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:09

Nasty challenge from Chambers again on Saiss & he reacts ro it. Both players booked. One minute added time to play

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:13

Half time whi blows.
A pretty toothless performance from Wolves - once again appearing not particularly bothered against a poorer team. Mitrovic has often bemused our defence & should have scored. Our possession has all been in midfield and I actually think we have missed Neves' distribution.
Half time Fulham 0 Wolves 0

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:26

Second half underway. Cavaleiro replaces Traore

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:29

Wolves trying to up the tempo already

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:32

Good work by Jonny up left flank & Raul heads just over. Raul goes close again after a cross from Cavaleiro

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:35

Good spell of possession football from Wolves. Bennett tightening up on Mitrovic at the back

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:37

MGW playing with confidence and skill up front when required

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:39

Much better play from Wolves now, quicker & more incisive in attack whilst tighter st the back

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:42

Holder Costa being prepared to replace MGW

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:44

Sounds more promising this half. Famous last words.

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:46

Ryan Sessignon replaces Schurrle for Fulham

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:51

Really important block by Willy Boly to deny Kamara in front of goal

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 13:55

Tom Cairney replaces Kamara for Fulham
Sessignon scores for Fulham after a winning header from Mitrovic from a free kick
Fulham 1 Wolves 0



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Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 14:02

Ten minutes plus added time to play, Fulham lead. Wolves hunting the equaliser. It looks like Kevin MacDonald coming on for Fulham & Ruben Vinagre to replace Jonny (as usual). So Neves sits the whole game out

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 14:06

Saiss gets the equaliser after a great cross by Cavaleiro
Fulham 1 Wolves 1

Another good attempt by Costa goes wide



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Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 14:11

Goal line clearance by Coady to deny Mitrovic!!

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 14:12

Playing three mins added time

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 14:13

Saiss unleashes one from distance but wide

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 14:16

All over and ends in a draw. Saiss gets his first Premiership goal to level after a Sessignon struck. We go up to i9th place. A scruffy game & we were poor in the first half, but improved in second half.
A draw is probably a fair reflection in truth.
Now... where's that cold beer!!!

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 20:09

Not a Classic was it?

Nevermind, a point at the Cottage is better than we achieved last season and a point to the cause.

I was at least impressed we fought back and managed the equaliser which we deserved.

I’m up to Wembley on Saturday, cannot wait for that one. Spurs hit another 5 today but can’t see that happening versus us. I travel with hope and a little bit of confidence!

UTW!



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Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Trurotommo (IP Logged)
Date: 26/12/2018 20:09

Genuine question but what do others think about our poor performances against perceived lower order clubs than against the higher echelons, it is clear that something affects our performances in both examples. Undoubtedly the training regime will not be different so is it attitude or approach. I am confused, what are your opinions?

Pete

Re: Match Thread: Fulham vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/12/2018 13:03

Quote:
Trurotommo
Genuine question but what do others think about our poor performances against perceived lower order clubs than against the higher echelons, it is clear that something affects our performances in both examples. Undoubtedly the training regime will not be different so is it attitude or approach. I am confused, what are your opinions?
Pete

I really don't know TT, having watched every one of our games this season I don't see a reason for it. I don't think Nuno would let a change of attitude into the dressing room, so I'm not sure what it is!!

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