I know I’m sounding like a broken record here, but there really does need to be less talk and more action this season.
And the sooner it happens the better, otherwise in a rather long season, we could find our fate wrapped up pretty early.
Speaking after the defeat to Everton on Sunday, Fulham boss Scott Parker bemoaned the fact that we are constantly having to fight an uphill battle during games this season and that we do have the ability to perform for the whole 90 minutes if we put our mind to it:
“Second half we gave a reaction, but that shouldn’t come from a rollicking at half-time. This team can produce what we were missing in the first half. We’ve shown that, we’ve shown that over the course of this season. I know we can cause teams problems, we can be successful, I know that for sure. We’re a very good team, but at the same time we have some deficiencies.”
Do you agree with Parker's comments?
This has been the problem too many times this season, is that we tend to be reactive rather than proactive, most of it coming from the fact we tend to be behind rather quickly in games and are forced to abandon our game plan and chase the game.
That’s why the West Brom and West Ham games were so good, because we weren’t behind early on, we were able to play the game our way, and arguably put in our two best performances of the season so far.
That needs to be the message going forward, especially considering who our opponents are, if we can just avoid any stupid mistakes for the first 15 minutes and actually get settled into games before making gradual adjustments, rather than having to change things so quickly after conceding then we might actually have a chance of pulling something out of these games.
What about you? What do you make of Parker’s comments here?