Monday, November 28
The crowd's reaction is usually a good sign as to the effort shown in any given match and the support never waned on Saturday evening, even after we went a goal behind. It certainly confirmed, if nothing else, that we gave everything in a bid to take all three points.
Fulham at home, however, without being disrespectful, is a fixture you will always be looking to win if you are challenging at the higher end of the table. For that reason alone it has to be considered as two points dropped.
Don't get me wrong, our visitors had their share of opportunities and played very well but with Mark Schwarzer having yet another blinder against us it always looked like it could be one of 'those' days. I've certainly seen us play a lot worse and come away with a victory.
Even after Tommy's unfortunate OG we kept going and after he evened things up with his header at the right end there was only one team that looked like possibly taking the maximum points haul from the game.
It simply wasn't to be and overall we couldn't help but feel a tad disappointed heading home, probably for more than anything our run in recent weeks has been extremely impressive.
A Carling Cup Quarter-Final next then, something we have become almost accustomed to in recent times and on this occasion we entertain high-flying Man City.
City’s gargantuan spending power these days means that whoever they put out tomorrow night we know will give us an extremely tough game.
It is a challenge every player in the red and white is relishing I'm sure and all in all it makes for an interesting encounter.
Up the Gunners
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