Away tactics have to change
For a team with an away record as poor as Fulham, I am always amazed that we are so cautious in our approach to away matches.
If we are going to lose anyway, why not have a go at the opposition?
At the Liberty Stadium, Fulham sat back and let Swansea monopolise possession in the hope that they could sneak a 0-0 or possible snatch one on the break.
Don't get me wrong, Swansea is a tough place to go and with the pace of Sinclair and Routledge it would have been dangerous to press higher up the pitch and play with a high defensive line.
But Fulham need to be much more aggressive and less risk averse.
The opening goal was always going to be the defining moment of the match and despite the fortunate nature of Swansea's goal (still not sure if that is a Dempsey OG or a Sinclair goal) it is hard to argue that they deserved it.
But why do Fulham only start playing when they go a goal behind?
For 15 minutes after the the goal Fulham looked like world beaters.
Brilliant link up play between Dembele, Dempsey and Ruiz released the Costa Rican and on his left foot I fully expected Ruiz to score.
His effort was well saved by Vorm, but the keeper shouldn't have been given a chance to make the save.
Not long after, Johnson was released inside the box but his right footed shot was blocked by the advancing Vorm.
Swansea were on the ropes and when sub Kerim Frei was brought down for the penalty I fully expected Dempsey to convert and see my 1-1 prediction come true.
Vorm however had other ideas, making another great save from the spot kick and not long after poor Fulham defending from a corner allowed Danny Graham to wrap up the points.
Martin Jol needs to have a good look at his tactics for away matches, with 5 blanks in 8 away games it is obvious to all that Fulham are too negative away from home.
Why is Dempsey on penalties?
Clint Dempsey got all the plaudits on Monday for his winning goal against Liverpool, but it all went wrong at Swansea.
He couldn't do much about deflecting in Scott Sinclair's shot for the opening goal, but why oh why is he still allowed to take penalties for Fulham?
The miss by Demspey last season against Chelsea cost Fulham the chance of a famous victory, so I was shocked when he stepped up against Swansea.
Had he converted i'm sure Fulham would have secured a point but Clint never looked confident and more or less telegraphed where he was going to place the ball.
It will be interesting to see if Jol will be dishing out fines again, but hopefully Dempsey will never take another spot kick for Fulham.
Without Schwarzer we could be in big trouble
When Mark Schwarzer fell awkwardly under challenge from Leroy Lita, I had a minor panic attack.
No disrespect to Neil Etheridge (who I have never seen play), but without Schwarzer in goal I would fear for Fulham's prospects.
Kerim Frei is ready
In the past other clubs have blooded their talented youngsters at a much earlier age than Fulham.
Thier motto is if they are good enough then they are old enough.
To be fair to previous Fulham managers, there has been very little talent (if any) produced through the Academy system until now, but it is hard not to get carried away by the potential of Kerim Frei.
Jol has used him sparingly to date, but every time he has been called upon, Frei has shown glimpses of flair and pace that indicate he is ready to make a big impression on the first team.
His penetrating run to earn the penalty was just the type of pacy and direct approach that Fulham have been missing for many years
Bryan Ruiz will be a big star
I have read some pretty scathing apprasials of Bryan Ruiz amongst the Fulham internet community.
He was written off by many after his debut against Blackburn, and to be fair he looked totally out of his depth.
Since then Ruiz has slowly got better.
I was massively impressed with against Chelsea in the Carling Cup and now he is getting regular game time his contribution will grow massively.
In the win against Liverpool, Ruiz covered more ground than any other Fulham player, and despite some defensive weaknesses, he has the ability to play the killer pass.
Against Swansea he once again showed improvement, especially when he moved into a more central position late on.
He will be disappointed not to have scored when presented with a great chance on his left foot immediately after Swansea's opening goal, but it was encouraging that he is starting to get into those dangerous positions.
With doubts over the future of Bobby Zamora, I make Bryan Ruiz a good bet to be Fulham's top scorer this season