Monday, 6 April 2015

Caw canny Fulham...

Unless our players have given up for the season, we should see Fulham off tomorrow. We are at home and their recent away record is dismal, shipping an average of three goals in each of their last six away days. Coming off the back of conceding four at home to little old Brentford won't help their cause much either.

They aren't yet desperate for points and I suspect they will have their eyes on Friday's match at home to Wigan which is effectively a six pointer and would secure their Championship status. They may also be looking ahead to their home game after that against Rotherham and their away trip to Blackpool and feeling slightly relaxed about things. Trouble, is, they don't appear to have any momentum and if things go against them in those fixtures they will left looking to beat automatic promotion chaser Middlesbrough at the Cottage before play-off placed Norwich City at Carrow Road on the last day. 

It all starts at the Valley tomorrow night and they will be without our nemesis Scott Parker. If our players do have anything about them, they will be out to prove a point following the surrender at Millwall. A 3-0 home win would give the fixtures with Fulham some symmetry and probably hand Rotherham an advantage on goal difference.

Whilst I can envisage a three-or-four goal hammering for the Cottagers, I equally wouldn't be surprised if we settle for a scrappy 1-1 London derby scoreline, especially as we are well overdue another draw. God forbid a second successive derby defeat and if that were to happen, our next two at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers become distinctly end-of-season and could threaten to de-rail the Luzon express.

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