Fulham - Thank You Roy!
I think it`s time to give our fine club a pat on the back!
Last night, probably against many people`s expectations, Fulham traveled to Basel and won. The win, despite the narrow margin, was convincing and it would have been a travesty if Basel had of snatched a last minute equaliser to deprive us of our place in the knockout stages.
Back in May of this year, I have to admit to being a little overwhelmed, we`d finished seventh and the thoughts of a European competition saw me torn between us pushing on in the Premier League this season or pursuing European glory. With our smallish squad I couldn`t see us doing both.
But, all credit must go to Roy Hodgson for juggling is resources with such finite ability that we`re no win a position to kick on in both competitions and all this with the handicap of an injury list that far exceeded anything we witnessed last year and a succession of dodgy decisions in Europe hampering us.
Now for all we know we could crash out in the first knockout stages and we could slip down the Premier League, especially with a few tricky games ahead of us as the festive celebrations draw ever nearer.
But until that happens I`m going to bask in the warm glow of last night, a night where the name of Fulham Football Club didn`t quite reverberate around Europe but made its own little impression, an impression that could have those in the draw with us, on Friday, a little hesitant about our paths crossing!
We thank you Roy and long may you be our boss!