U23s - Fulham vs Manchester United

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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Aww feck is this in London? I wanted to go to this fixture, why would they put it at the same time as the first team. Feck sakes.

    Think I may head down to this and just watch the first team online when I get home after.
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    Robbo* New Member

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    I went few years ago when Van Persie played fpr U23s - good evening out. Not sure I would miss a first team game though, heading off from Euston in a bit!
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    My thinking is it doesn't really matter if I watch the first team game live or a couple hours later and if I head down I get to watch both games. Just not sure I want to travel down as it's quite far south and will take an hour.

    Heading up to first team game? Nice one, really need to try get up a couple times this season. Entire reason I moved here and still haven't even got up for a game since moving. Going to hopefully try get to some of the London games and just sit in the home ends.
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    With Garner's not with the U18s, wonder if he will play with the U23s instead.
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    score 1-1, Gomes scored for us
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    2-1 United. Chong scores from a through ball from Gomes.
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    Encouraging Gomes is influencing the game.
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    FT 2-2
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    dr.twinny Full Member

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    Yeah hopefully he stays healthy this season and he pushes for a spot in the cup games.
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    His goal. Early Scholes-esque, little midfielder in the box.
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    Great goal by Gomes.

    Any vids/gifs of the Chong goal per chance
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    So a point away from home. Not bad I guess, but surely if we don't get promoted, Sbragia has to be sacked.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Got there just as Gomes was celebrating. The next 5-10 minutes there was great link up play between DJ, Angel, and Lee O'Connor. Just calm domination all around with Poole and RoShaun quickly mopping up anything and show good ball skills. After that though we struggled to keep possession and were sloppy with the odd good moment.

    DJ looked good and just reinforces how baffling it is he didn't get to play last season. Chong couldn't hold onto possession and the few times he got into good areas he slipped. Very loose and sloppy with his passing too. After those strong 10 minutes Angel drifted in and out a bit. A lot of hard work from him though. Was putting in a shift defensively. Willo got in behind a time or two and offered good pressing. Went off at half and didn't reappear until about the 80th minute. Not sure if he picked up another injury or not. Bohui was near enough anonymous.

    Backline in the second half was sloppy and caught out a few times. Terribly poor in the air. First goal O'Connor was out muscled at the back post from a swung in free kick. Second was from a corner. I'd have to see it again as I'm not sure if RoShaun won the initial header or the Fulham player did. If it was RoShaun then it's downright terrible as they headered back across the net just teeing it up to be finished at the post. We lost the head on just about every corner. O'Hara made 3 amazing saves which could have easily been goals. Also lucky Woodrow is slow as feck on the ball or they could have capitalized on a few counters from our sloppy giveaways.

    Overall not too bad and evident talent in the players. Same old Sbragia though with no organization in the back, just a mess. And not much consistency and cohesion in attack.

    And first thing I notice when getting there is how damn skinny Chong is. Lad's legs are literally twigs. Willo isn't even a big lad but his legs were easily twice the size.
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    Thanks for the summary. DJ "Duffonge" thing is a mystery. I don't get it. Only based on that, and the bad results i want that Sbragia guy out and a more progressive coach in, to take these guys to the next level, which is the point.
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    Should we start the Sbragia out campaign?
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    I've been Sbragia out for a long time. Was hoping to get to yell at him but the bench was the opposite side and the dressing rooms were up in the corner so he never walked by.

    Also one point where Sbragia was screaming at DJ who just looked a bit confused about why he was screaming. hopefully there isn't some issue between them and we get to see DJ playing regularly as he has a good game and is really taltented. He drew 3-4 fouls by taking the ball on the turn and just spinning the defender. Really beautiful control.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Some highlights from the YouTube channel, Chong and Gomes both looked like they had very good games, seem to be building a good understanding too.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    They definitely didn't have very good games, especially Chong.
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