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Fulham and the five major reasons they lost to Bristol City

The obvious answer is City scored twice and Whites only once - but it goes deeper than that. Do you agree with these points?

Shhh... Ross McCormack of Fulham silences the 4,000 Bristol fans behind the goal for 1-0

Fulham lost 2-1 to Bristol in the six-pointer at Craven Cottage - and here's why.

Fulham lack mental strength when backs are against the wall

That's not us talking - that's the Whites head coach. Slavisa Jokanovic can be forgiven for his English slip of demanding the team should be 'more stronger' mentally - but anyone who saw the game knows what he means.

They had the game in the palm of their hands and like sand through fingers it slipped away.

For 20 minutes, Fulham looked like Championship title winners, and then...

....the wind gets taken out of their sails. It was the same at Reading last week.

They led in that game and this, but then things start to go astray. If they could do it for even 70 minutes, they would be thinking about promotion rather than looking over their shoulders.

Juggle: Aaron Wilbraham (L) is put under pressure by Michael Madl

If you're going to lose the ball - don't do it in your final third and dead centre to goal

We mean you Luke Garbutt.

You're a very good player in the making, but City's equaliser was easily avoidable and no surprises when the Everton loanee was subbed a few minutes later. Lesson learned, hopefully.

The biggest crowd of the season came out when the chips were down

Fulham have nudged a few high 19,000s for games this season, but 20,316 was the best yet - even if there were nearly 4,000 from the west country. Fair play, those of you in white-and-black - you deserved better.

Scott Parker is the glue that holds Fulham together

Were he 25 rather than 35, Fulham would have lost the former England midfielder to a Premier League club some time since.

He bought them time and space against City, and his positional sense is key - even if he can only manage 80 minutes. the goals of McCormack and Dembele will be vital, but Parker over the last nine games is going to be just as important.

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