Are you serious? Tottenham's Mourinho Fulham's Parker at odds over rearranged game


Parker strongly disagreed with comments made by Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho that the biggest impact was games being postponed and that the late notice was not unfair because the decision to reschedule the December 30 match was only made a few hours before kickoff.

He called England's top flight "unprofessional" after Tottenham's home game against Fulham was postponed on Dec 30 after a Covid-19 outbreak in the Fulham ranks.

Tottenham beat part-timers Marine 5-0 on Sunday evening, after which Mourinho was asked if he expected the Villa game to go ahead.

Spurs' game against Fulham on Dec 30 was itself postponed because of an outbreak among Scott Parker's squad.

Fulham have been left furious by the Premier League's decision to reschedule the fixture at short notice with Scott Parker describing the decision as "scandalous", though Mourinho has little sympathy for his opposite number given the circumstances surrounding the postponement of the original fixture.

Spurs have won their last three without conceding in three different competitions, a run that has seen them reach the final of the League Cup, the fourth round of the FA Cup and a rise to fourth in the Premier League table.

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Despite growing pressure to temporarily halt the season, the Premier League decided not to schedule a mid-season break, saying it had "confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to enable fixtures to be played".

"After needing 6 stitches due to a head injury, I suffered a [muscle] tear and a hamstring injury in quick succession and I was absent for a month", Trezeguet said on Twitter. It is just a feeling that I have, the best Fulham will be here tomorrow.

"Come on. Let's play football, let's protect our industry and our image and let's play football". Do we want to be the only country in Europe without football or no? Do we want the end of the season with champions, a cup victor, with relegation, with Europe, or we don't? We have to play football because if you have 14 players available, you have to, we have to play. That's the main question. "Financially it's right to play on but morally, for me, it's probably wrong".

"Just because you have a negative test one day doesn't mean you won't have Covid the next day and be infectious", Calder told The Times.

Fulham have lost eight of their last nine matches against Tottenham and the bookies odds suggest that trend is set to continue with an away win an unfancied 15/2 with Bet 365, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 4/1 with the same firm. We played four matches in one week.

"They played Saturday against QPR in London".

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