Fulham 1 - 3 Everton: The Cottagers Are Their Own Worst Enemy

After an impressive thrashing of QPR, Fulham's season is on the decline. Their defeat to Everton was their third in a row, and showed up some serious gaps in their squad as well as providing Bobby Zamora with nightmares for the rest of his life...
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After an impressive thrashing of QPR, Fulham's season is on the decline. Their defeat to Everton was their third in a row, and showed up some serious gaps in their squad as well as providing Bobby Zamora with nightmares for the rest of his life...

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The 6-0 thrashing of QPR has since been undone by three listless displays finishing with a cruel defeat against Everton.  The  Blues have a poor record at Fulham but took full advantage after Bobby Zamora inexplicably missed a guilt edged chance to win the game on 89 minutes, scorng twice in the dying embers.

In all honesty, Fulham only had themselves to blame and  were always chasing the game after Royston Drenthe's stunning opener.  The fact that it was gifted to him when Danny Murphy clumsily lost possession added to the sense that the Whites are their own worst enemy.  Everton are consistently strong, defy the fact that they have perhaps less money than ourselves to throw around but were more committed, cohesive and ultimately more ruthless in front of goal.  They are also the sort of team we should be beating at home and it's worrying.

In all honesty, Fulham only had themselves to blame and  were always chasing the game after Royston Drenthe's stunning opener.

Rumours that Zamora and Jol were nose to nose at the training ground recently are indicative of a side that may not be settling to the new regime comfortably and despite Bryan Ruiz's world class leveller, we fashioned little in front of goal today, in Poland last Thursday and at Stoke last weekend.  Was the QPR result a freak?  Not sure, but you wonder how this squad can continue to combine European ambitions and a climb up the Premier League table, at least with the Europa League in its current, seemingly endless format!!

Fulham's midfield seems the problem.  Danny Murphy has been a magnificent player, captain and leader for Fulham and still posses the brain but perhaps not the legs, while Moussa Dembele is all too prone to run up his own ar****le when a simple pass wide will do.  If Bobby Zamora had chosen to place the ball past Howard inside of an insane swip against the bar Fulham would have won this game and we would be snugly mid table but as it is the clouds of doubt remain over Martin Jol's Fulham.

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