Dempsey: Fulham vs. Hamburg 4/29 Europa League Semifinal 2nd Leg [R]

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  1. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Awesome!! Congratulations to Fulham and Dempsey!
     
  2. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMVDeP93Nak"]YouTube- Fulham v Hamburg post match celebrations[/ame]
     
  3. tomwilhelm

    tomwilhelm Member+

    Dec 14, 2005
    Boston, MA, USA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who doesn't love a good underdog story? :)
     
  4. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'm absolutely made up for Fulham. Went mental when they scored, it's good Liverpool went out, as I think they'd have struggled against them.
     
  5. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    They've done pretty well against them this season - a 3-1 win at home and a 0-0 draw away.
     
  6. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Amazing video. The commentator was as excited as the players and the supporters. I love to hear that. His voice and enthusiasm certainly painted the portrait of what Fulham has overcome not only in this competition but their history. I can only dream of being in that stadium last night. It was electric.


    BTW, I did a double take when they showed the teary eyed close-up (around the 3:00 minute mark) of that supporter clapping. He look nearly dead on Bill Murray. Kind of scary the resemblance. :)
     
  7. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I'm sure Delbird would tell you, almost all football fans around England were extremely excited for Fulham. It was one of those very, very rare instances where English fans found themselves cheering for a team that wasn't their own.
     
  8. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The commentator (no idea what his name is) sounds a lot like the one who did the British commentary for the Confed Cup matches involving the US--have people seen those YouTube clips (like [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w0xwTnd8Kw"]this one[/ame], for example)? Is it the same guy? I like him a lot.
     
  9. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just to show you how far Fulham have come.. the first European football match I ever attended was Spurs v Fulham back in Jan 1998. It was an FA cup 3rd round game and Fulham were in the third tier of English football and had been in the doldrums since I. Keegan was in charge at the time but I could never have imagined that just a little over a decade later, they'd be in a UEFA cup final, beating the likes of Juventus along the way. Amazing story! Congrats guys!
     
  10. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Atletico is a tougher matchup for them. Aguero and Forlan are going to be a tough matchup for Hangeland/Hughes. Liverpool aren't that good without Torres, and Gerrard is having a poor season by his standards.
     
  11. FormerGermanGuy

    Mar 1, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I never noticed it before but that keeper sure didn't try too hard on Dempsey's shot... his arms are barely extended at all.

    Anyways, good job Fulham! What a crappy day for us to have technical difficulties at work. Missed the whole thing and the replay.
     
  12. El Steve

    El Steve Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Pittsburgh
    Club:
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some of the complaints about Dempsey not starting earlier in the thread are silly:

    1) He's just coming off of an injury and played 90 on Sunday.

    2) He's second choice striker, behind Zamora, on the squad... while he's a pretty obvious first choice midfielder, there is much more depth in midfield.

    3) Zamora's been having some pretty bad issues with his achillies, and I'm sure Hodgson expected to substitute him sooner rather than later... with that in mind, having a rested, strong Dempsey ready to lead the line up top in the second half would be preferable to a Demps who had to run around in midfield all night.
     
  13. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Biggest goal in their history easily.
     
  14. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hee hee .... even bigger than that fourth one vs. Juve?

    .... sorry , I forgot who scored it again...

    :D
     
  15. FijiUnited

    FijiUnited Member+

    Feb 21, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The goal that gets you to the final > The goal that gets you to the semifinal.

    That's why Dempsey will score the winner in Hamburg.
     

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