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Mar 22, 2014 - Football Features    Comments Off

2013/14: Barclays Premier League – Manchester City v Fulham

It’s almost ten years to the day since I last watched Fulham at Manchester City. Back then, on 27 March 2004, it was a very different scenario to the one today. With eight games to play, Fulham still harboured ambitions of a getting into one of the European spots, while City were only 4 points off the relegation zone. How times have changed. However for all that was riding on the game, the Fulham website summarised the subsequent 0 – 0 draw as, “a game sparse of quality”. At the end of that 2003/04 season City finished 16th in the Premier League with 41 points, whilst Fulham ended seven places higher and with 11 more points. The teams that day were:

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Jan 30, 2014 - Football Features    Comments Off

2013/14: Budweiser FA Cup Fourth Round – Sheffield United v Fulham

My second FA Cup outing of this season. The first was back in September for the First Qualifying Round game that saw Frickley Athletic beat Sheffield FC 4-1. There’s a Sheffield connection as later today it’s the Fourth Round tie at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United host Fulham. With Fulham struggling in the league this season and United already having already beaten one Premier League team (Aston Villa in the last round), I’m not exactly full of confidence ahead of the fixture.

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