Monday, March 8, 2010

FA Cup: Fulham and Tottenham Draw

A 6th round FA Cup match-up saw Fulham and Tottenham play a relatively evenly matched fixture this evening. For Spurs, the twin towers of Pavlyuchenko and Crouch couldn't break the deadlock and apparently Harry Houidini didn't deem this match important enough to let Defoe see any time on the pitch until the 82nd minute (even though he has scored in all previous rounds of the Cup). Bobby Zamora put in a solid effort, holding the ball up well, but couldn't convert any chances. Fulham could have definitely used a creative, active and accurate player like the injured Dempsey to add to their attack. After this 0-0 tie, each team will get another shot to make it to the next round with the all-London replay at White Hart Lane.

Whatever the outcome, for me this season has been a pleasure as Fulham has cemented themselves as a quality/mid-table Premiership team, gone far into the FA Cup and played will in the Europa League (Juventus is up next, ouch). It would be nice to see Hodgson pick up a more dynamic center midfielder to control the game and some durable, quality support to run up front with Zamora.

On a side note, Gareth Bale: Man or Ape? You be the judge...

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