Echo Jury: Stuart Hall look back on Saturday’s draw with Fulham

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I’M not sure I can find the words to adequately describe Saturday’s match against Fulham – it was dreadful from start to finish.

Barring Richardson and Colback both being unlucky and hitting the woodwork early on, I don’t think either side created anything worthwhile until Sessegnon was unlucky with virtually the last kick of the game.

Fulham looked a very poor side and looked as though they weren’t interested in scoring. Packed full of six-foot plus footballers, they reminded me of Stoke City.

I thought Schwarzer constantly wasted time while taking his goal-kicks, which was the probably the highlight of Fulham’s afternoon.

I have a little bit of sympathy with Bruce over the lack of strikers, but surely Ji or even Noble after his midweek hat-trick for the reserves deserved a go from the start. And why Elmohamady gets a game is beyond me.

We really didn’t look like scoring and while Bendtner looks a good footballer, we didn’t play to his strengths. Neither Sessegnon nor Richardson were anywhere near him for most of the afternoon.

Time has to be running out for Bruce. He’s signed the majority of players who start on a regular basis now and we just don’t look good enough. Let’s hope for a better home performance this Saturday.

To read the rest of the Echo Jury, please see tonight’s Sunderland Echo.