FULHAM 2 STOKE CITY FC 1
Now you would be forgiven for thinking that at the moment our great ship,our galleon, is not moving forward at speed.But you would be right.Flat seas,and little wind in our sails,just about sums things up....we are becalmed on 30 points!! Our Captain has not seemed as buoyant, of late, in his after match comments, seeming to be at something of a loss to explain our current situation.
But the Titanic we are not.
By the way Stoke played Fulham.Their new Russian signing Pogrebnyak netted superbly on his debut to give the Cottagers the lead on 16 minutes,but if there was any justice ( or ref consistency) in the world,he should have walked for a dreadful tackle putting his studs into Palacios knee.Certainly not deliberate,but will the FA look at that one?Not at all likely in my book..
Then we had a stroke of bad luck.On 27 minutes Dempsey had a speculative shot,which struck our bar with Tommy Sorensen rooted to the spot.No problem until the ricocheting ball hit our keeper,redirecting into our net for an own goal.
The latter part of the second half saw us get back into the match,as Ryan Shawcross at the near post got his head to sub Pennant's excellent corner,the ball finding its way to the far corner of the Fulham net (78 mins).Despite exerting considerable pressure we failed to find the net again.
So we move onto Thursday.Is HMS SCFC, capable of sinking a Spanish galleon? Time will tell, but unlike the pessimists, I'm looking forward to seeing the crew try.