Probable Team Lineups: Fulham FC v Wolves
Another hard one for sure, but we managed to bring a point home from one of the best teams on their home ground last weekend, so why not? We’re on a role when it comes to matches away so let’s role on!
The team by the Thames are always a hard match at home, but we managed to beat them at our place. They’ve got some fancy Russian kid up front now, but I’m not bothered about that. More concerned about their ability to play a good game in midfield, really. And about that Dempsey guy. He’s quality.
Perhaps it’s a good thing that TC fights two matches away before bringing the show back home, and we have not lost on the road since 10th of December against United. The Londoners are hereby warned, we are able to beat any team regardless of who in charge at Wolverhampton.
Fulham have a reputation of being a well composed team that always end up in the middle of the league come May. A dream for Wolves for sure. They last lost to United at home on the 21st of December. Hungry Wolves can change that.
We’re still on top of our league. Our mini-league is about five teams trying to stay up in the best league of the world. This is how it looks at the moment, with Wolves having one match less played than the others:
THE PREMIER MINI-LEAGUE
|TEAM AND POSITION||MATCHES||GOAL DIFF.||POINTS|
|1. Queens Park Rangers FC||27||– 18||22|
|2. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||26||– 22||22|
|3. Blackburn FC||27||– 21||22|
|4. Bolton Wanderers FC||27||– 27||20|
|5. Wigan FC||27||– 29||20|
This is all that matters in my world. The fancy teams playing in that other league, I’m not bothered. As far as I’m concerned as a fan everything for the rest of this season is about coming first or second in this league or we’re going down, folks. That should be the concern of the players aswell. As we’ve got a match less than everybody else we are in a good position to take the lead. Could we do that?
They are solid at home, more so than Newcastle. Jol is an experienced manager against our TC, still wet behind his ears. We have a great squad to choose among for this encounter in my opinion, Fletcher is reported to be fit again and so is Bassong. I believe TC will play both from start. What about Doyle then who played so well at Newcastle? Could Foley make room for him on the right wing? I believe so, I hope TC looks more to creative players than McCarthy and Doyler in form can not be left out of the team despite Foley playing well and Fletcher being our best goalscorer by far.
Another option would be to play Fletcher as a number ten right behind Doyler in the same role as O’Hara, but maybe a little more up front. That would release Jamie, playing with injury, to rest and make the team more dangerous for the opposition defense going forward. But will our midfield be strong enough to cope with that defensively? Maybe not and that will probably be to daring for TC to try at the moment
As Bassong is fit again I believe TC will play him and Johnson as I think that is our strongest option as central defenders regardless of Berra and Stearman playing well against Newcastle. That’s what I mean about having a strong squad. In defence and attack we have options and I believe that Bassong will prove to be a class player and there were signs that Johnson teams upp well with him, the reason why he was hired really.
Fulham have no recent injury problems except the Kelly guy and will play a 4-5-1-formation. They will therefore be harder to crack than Newcastle. It’s safety first for them, even at home, and they take a point without regarding it as a catastrophe, even against us. And that is in fact the most probable result in the game.
So it will be kind of a 4-5-1-formation for us aswell, hopefully with an edge of an in form Doyler on the wing and Jarvis on the other. Fulham are better at playing the ball around than Newcastle which means we have to fight to get into the game. If we play it out on our wings we will have the chance to score if enough players will go forward, Wr got to dare to win this one and to risk losing it on the counter. Are we up to it?
Probable starting elevens below.
UP THE WOLVES!!!