Saturday, January 10, 2004

Fulham back to winning ways.
Fulham Football Club 2 - Everton 1. Despite Everton bringing on Wayne Rooney (he's fat, he's scouse, he'll rob your bleeding' house) and Duncan Furguson as extra attack in the second half along with Radzinskiu, Campbell and Jeffers, Fulham dominated much of the game and deservedly won the match. This makes the upcoming game at Goodison Park in the FA Cup a little more welcoming...

The beginning of this game was end-to-end stuff, Fulham finally getting a goal from the spot after Malbranque was pulled down at the end of the first half. "Want Away Striker" Louis Saha tucked away the penalty. The second half started brightly within a minute Malbranque had scored from open play. Everton threw caution to the wind, brought on all three subs, and bombarded us for the rest of the game. They scored a terrific goal with about 10 minutes to go; we held on and got all the points. Cool beans! I got the penalty on video.

The Everton manager complained afterwards that they should have won, having somehow seen 10 chances on goal in the first 15 minutes. According to the GameCast on ESPN, FFC had 14 shots with 10 on target while Everton had 11 shots with only 5 on target. Now I know I've got "black and white eyes", but his comments are ridiculous!

The ref was Graham Pol, who as the song goes, is a fucking arsehole, the Everton defense were climbing all over Saha, but he never gave a thing for us. Ref's have a hard time - no matter what they do, one section of fans will always feel hard done by, but he really seems to go out of his way to go against Fulham - more annoying as it was the Toffees fans giving him the most stick!

I find it's the old time "big clubs" that no longer are, that cause the most trouble. Getting frustrated about the lack of glory these days. Everton have some song about their "History", so perhaps it's not a suprise that their fans also threw stuff on the pitch at Boa Morte, and one got arrested/pulled out at half time.

Next time we play them is in the FA Cup 5th round, our only away win at Everton was in 1975 when we got to the FA-Cup final. Lets hope we can do it again. COYW!

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