Monday, 25 February 2008

Fulham 0 West Ham United 1

Fulham Berate Referee And Lurch Closer To Trapdoor by Sachin Nakrani
Fulham are lurching ever closer to the Championship and they know it. Defeat in a match they deserved to draw at least has brought gloom among the players and simmering tensions at boardroom level, where the cost of relegation is measured not only in pride but also in financial diminution of the most severe kind... Guardian
Solano Hands Out Cruel Punishment To Fulham by Will Buckley
The Duke of Edinburgh is probably to blame. Last week Fulham chairman Mohamed Fayed was outlining his conspiracy theories, and he had more grist for his mill during a London derby that was as dull as it was bleak. The desperately mediocre contest was decided by substitute Nolberto Solano's elbow... Observer
Solano's Controversial Winner Lifts Veil Of Mediocrity by Brian Glanville
“I THINK when you’re down at the bottom, it does go against you somewhat,” said West Ham’s manager Alan Curbishley, generously. Although he insisted that he had not had a plain view of West Ham’s late, highly-contentious winning goal, he felt from what he did see, there was “a clear contact”... Sunday Times
Nolberto Solano Nudges Fulham Closer To Relegation by Alyson Rudd
Roy Hodgson, the Fulham manager, tried to put the result into perspective. “I wouldn’t have been doing cartwheels with a 0-0 but I certainly wouldn’t have been as depressed as I am at this particular moment in time,” he said. Had he executed a cartwheel or jumped 50 feet into a bucket of water, it would not have been enough to lift the spirits at Craven Cottage... Times
Solano Joy Leads To Fulham Fury by Nick Townsend
Now this may have been worthy of a conspiracy theory. If Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed believes someone in high places doesn't want his Fulham team to retain their Premier League status you could offer him some sympathy on this count... Independent on Sunday
Upson's Defiance Honours No 6 Shirt by Evan Fanning
The last time Fulham emerged victorious from a league encounter with West Ham, Bobby Moore was not only captain of the Upton Park outfit but also of the recently-crowned world champions. On Saturday, Craven Cottage acknowledged the 15th anniversary of Moore's death with a minute's applause before Saturday's game... Independent
Fulham Furious Over Solano's Winner by Colin Malam
A scruffy game won with a scruffy goal. West Ham substitute Nolberto Solano settled this undistinguished London derby three minutes from the end of normal time by winning a challenge with Fulham goalkeeper Antti Niemi dubiously and then accidentally knocking the ball into the net with his elbow... Sunday Telegraph
Solano Hands More Bad Luck To Fulham by David Miller
Should Nolberto Solano's goal have been allowed? Roy Hodgson, manager of a sinking team, thought not. Alan Curbishley, manager of the winners, conceded that it might not have been. "You get these moments of luck." Crucially, referee Howard Webb saw no infringement... Telegraph
Upson Inspired By Moore Legend by Steve Curry
Matthew Upson stood in the centre circle wearing the No 6 West Ham shirt Bobby Moore made famous while the crowd applauded in respect the 15th anniversary of his death. Up in the stand England boss Fabio Capello joined in the warm remembrance of a man who played with dignity and honour for both clubs... Mail on Sunday


cheap football boots said...

nothing better than a last minute goal

Toby said...

yes, especially one with the faint whiff of illegality about it!


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