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Fulham - Strongest Available XI for Wednesday?

The early indications are that Roy Hodgson intends to keep us all guessing with regards his side as our Europa League Group campaign approaches its climax in Basel.

With Fulham needing to win to ensure qualification for the knockout stages and therefore be in the draw at UEFA HQ this Friday, the implications are that bar those who are suspended, Roy`s starting eleven will be ready for action, although with the tempting prospect of a home fixture against Manchester United fast approaching the actual starting eleven could be difficult to guess.

There`s even the prospect of Andrew Johnson being available to bolster the front line.

Here`s what Gentleman Roy had to say on the subject,

"If we win we go through to the last thirty-two."

Which sounds intriguing until you dig another quote out which says,

"Going through in this competition isn`t of vital importance."

"Unfortunately we have three players suspended - Paul Konchesky, Jonathan Greening and Erik Nevland. But, on the plus side, Andrew Johnson may be able to play a part."

"We have come through a difficult game at Burnley. Bobby Zamora had a slight back problem at half time which is no surprise considering the physical battering he takes."

"But he should be okay for Basel on Wednesday."


A Wednesday! And there was I thinking that these games were Thursday clashes, or was that only whilst the Champions League dominated the European stage?


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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 14 2009

Time: 4:29PM

Your Comments

Sounds like we're about to phone this in. Too bad. I was really enjoying Europe.
Teddy_KGB
i hope we don't phone this in... i'd really like to progress... we've proven we can win, we just need to win away...
woodysweats
some papers are saying roy says he will put his strongest side out others are saying different what ever side it is I think they will give A good account of them selves
truth sayer ffc
PS I think he should put out the best side he can and I m sure he will after all roy dose know best
truth sayer ffc
a conflict of opinion - strange - i reckon it'll be a mixture!
Al Billy
it was and the the best team won coyw
truth sayer ffc
 

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