Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birmingham City up next for Fulham

Fulham's next opponent is Birmingham City at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The game takes place at 3PM UK Time and 10AM EST. Birmingham City come in to Craven Cottage currently in 9th position with 37 points. Fulham are 3 points behind in 10th place with 34 points. This is an important game for Fulham. With their current road record they need to win as many home games as possible. Hopefully they will take some momentum from last Thursday's win against Shakhtar Donetsk and have a good showing.

The last match between the teams took place on November 21st. Birmingham City won the game 1 - 0 at St. Andrews. The winning goal came from Lee Bowyer. I will be curious to see who Roy Hogdson has in the starting team for this re-match.

Hogdson has a few more players available for this match than he had on Thursday. Stefano Okaka and Nicky Shorey were both cup-tied and could not play. These players will both be available on Sunday. There is also a chance that Paul Konchesky could be available on the bench. He would be a huge boost for Fulham on defense. To be honest I am hoping Nicky Shorey will be in the starting lineup. Since his loan deal I think he has filled in great on defense. Stephen Kelly has been a little shaky at best on defense. I am hoping for a big win on Sunday for the Cottagers.

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