Hodgson hoping for repeat

24 October 2008 03:46
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is hoping history can repeat itself when the Cottagers take on Portsmouth on Sunday. Danny Murphy's header in the 1-0 success at Fratton Park on the final day of last season saved the London club from relegation. The two clubs meet again at the weekend with Fulham hoping to prevent their winless run from stretch to six games. "We were good enough to get a result that day and we've got to go down there again and try to play as well as we did last season and hope that fortune smiles on us," said Hodgson. "It was a very memorable day and I'm sure one that will live in the minds and hearts of Fulham supporters for a long, long time." However, Hodgson is not looking to use the memory of last season as inspiration for his current squad. "I won't be talking to the players at all about last season's game at Portsmouth," he added. "One, because half the players didn't play in it, they are new to the club. "And two, because it's a totally new situation. The fact we won there last year doesn't give us any particular right to win there last year."

Source: ESA

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