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Fulham's Dempsey: Gaffer is stats mad

Clint Dempsey has revealed Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez's obsession with stats.

"He always makes us aware of stats," said Dempsey. "There are stats that are put on the walls of the training ground: so many percentage of goals conceded when you concede the ball in your own half, when you concede on set plays, and the percentage you can score with the first touch. You go to bed dreaming of stats. When you go in, there are these little marks for every one. He is a kind of a stats coach and sometimes the stats don't lie."

But the worst Fulham stat is they have not won away from home since Newcastle in September last year.

"Everybody knows that stat," Dempsey added. "I don't know how many games it's been but we are going to get that monkey off our back. It's a gorilla. It's King Kong. Hopefully we can finish on that one."

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