Fulham - Hodgson`s a Trifle Miffed!
Surprisingly, the defeat up at Old Trafford didn`t hit me as hard as a defeat usually would.
Perhaps, possibly, our cup exploits have overtaken any Premier League aspirations we may have. We`ve no chance of qualifying for Europe through our league position and the only inducement to try and push a little higher up the table lies in the increased financial prize a higher finish would provide.
Nevertheless, the above edict isn`t some sort of justification to just lie down and meekly surrender in our remaining league games. As Roy has so often preached the Premier League is the reason for our clubs existence. Therefore, you can understand why Roy was a little miffed with score line at Old Trafford commenting,
"At 0-0 you have that bit of extra energy but when we went 1-0 down it was a bit harder. We were beaten by the better team but 3-0 is a bit harsh."
In the cold light of day though, you have to admit that only some woeful finishing and some fantastic keeping kept the score line as it was although a little part of me will forever wonder what might have happened if Bobby Zamora had of taken his chance when he looked to be one-on-one with Edwin Van der Sar.
It might have been a completely different ball game!