Craven Cottage

Next Game

Fulham v Derby

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 20:00

Capital One Cup Fourth Round

Craven Cottage

Last Game

Fulham 3 - 0 Charlton

Friday, 24 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Jol takes positives from draw

Martin Jol felt Fulham were the better side in their 0-0 draw at Norwich, but was happy to have picked up another point.

Last Updated: 09/02/13 at 19:44 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

A forgettable encounter at Carrow Road saw both sides struggle in the final third, with defences very much on top.

Jol conceded that his side did not create enough, but feels there are positives to be taken from a potentially tricky trip out on the road.

"If you can't win, it's always good to get a clean sheet and a point," he told Sky Sports.

"Last year we were 1-0 up and then in the third minute of stoppage time they scored, so that was a draw as well.

"In the first half I thought we were the better team, controlled the game. Then you should score one or two goals, but we didn't.

"The point is okay, but I thought we should have had three points. I felt we were the better team but lacked a bit of momentum up front. If you are the better team you should exploit that and create more chances."

Satisfied

Jol saw his pre-match preparations hampered by illnesses to Sascha Riether and Chris Baird, but was pleased with how Emmanuel Frimpong and Stanislav Manolev fared on their Fulham debuts.

He added: "That is why we can be pretty satisfied. We had to play a different side.

"Sascha Riether was ill yesterday, Chris Baird this morning. I wanted to play Urby Emanuelson, but that would have meant that we had three players playing for the first time. At this stage of the season, that is not what you want."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: West Ham earn battling 2-1 win over Manchester City at Upton Park

West Ham put a severe dent in Manchester City's title aspirations after earning a deserved 2-1 win at Upton Park.

Premier League: QPR boss Harry Redknapp bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt

QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists he bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt following their public spat this week.

La Liga: Barcelona's Luis Suarez adamant biting days are behind him ahead of El Clasico return against Real Madrid

Barcelona's Luis Suarez is adamant his biting days are behind him as he returns from a four-month ban against Real Madrid.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property