May 25, 2024

Here we go again, Marco Silva.

The Fulham manager was not pleased as Newcastle United won three consecutive games against Fulham this season, with NUFC scoring six goals and the West London side scoring none.

Newcastle United won both home and away in the Premier League, as well as an FA Cup knockout in January.

Marco Silva humiliated himself in December and was forced to concede a charge of improper conduct for comments made following the 3-0 defeat at St James’ Park.

On that occasion, the Fulham manager blamed the referee for the defeat and was fined £80,000 after admitting he was incorrect.

He was charged after declaring referee Sam Barrott “didn’t have the experience to handle the pressure” after Jimenez was red carded for launching that insane challenge on Sean Longstaff, which was the most clear sending off you would ever see.

After another 1-0 loss to Eddie Howe’s team, Marco Silva is claiming a plot and that Newcastle United players were hurt when they were not.


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“It was tactical.

“The first one [when Dubravka underwent treatment] is apparent.

“They [Newcastle United staff] gave criticism that the goalkeeper should go down.

“It is allowed.

“If the goalkeeper goes down, the referee must halt the game.

“There’s no way the game can keep going.

“But that was a tactical decision by them.

“Newcastle attempted to break our momentum twice with the goalkeeper.

“Players on the turf are always trying to interrupt that momentum.

“We had chances and played well in the first half, but we lacked clarity and attack.

“During the first half, we pressed and pushed them, and they were struggling.

“Assessing our ambitions and capabilities…

“I am confident that we can climb the table.

“We have demonstrated what we can achieve.

“Newcastle built a squad to compete in the Champions League.”

“They competed in the Champions League.”

“But in first half I didn’t see any difference [between the two sides].”

Well, I believe Marco Silva forgets to add that Fulham had their entire first-team squad available today, whilst Newcastle United had a full first-team squad with eleven players unavailable.

Also, while he claims Newcastle United players are faking to be unwell, the reality is that Joe Willock was added to Newcastle’s injury list after being pulled off in the first half, and Dubravka appeared clearly in discomfort while receiving extensive treatment.

Perhaps Marco Silva should look closer to home to understand why Fulham failed to win, as Martin Dubravka did not have to make a single difficult save all day.


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