Not sure what Steve Bruce‘s matchday experience was. Mine involved sitting in front of a screen in a Bali hotel watching safc.com’s slow-changing, allegedly minute-by-minute text coverage. The BBC’s was hardly any better; much worse, it seems, would have been finding a bar actually showing the grim truth of a 0-0 draw. Steve? His e-mail reached me in Indonesia and boils down to: “if only we’d managed to raise the bar” …
The save their goalkeeper made at the end summed up our luck in the game.
It was a great save and to be fair Mark Schwarzer has done that for years.
When you look at the Fulham team, they’re a good side. They’ve been in the Barclays Premier League for years and you can see why.
They’ve got a threat up front and they’re experienced at the back.
For 70 minutes we did very well. There were lots of good things about the game.
If we had scored rather than hit the bar twice in the first half then it’s a different game.
As the game went on we started to look a bit ragged. We were trying to push people forward and trying to get a goal and it left us exposed.
Overall, a draw was a fair result.
The only thing that was missing was the most important thing, the goal threat, which unfortunately today we didn’t have enough of.
We’ll take the point and we’ll move on.
I’m still seeing things I’m pleased with and on another day we might have won.
All the best,