Too little too late? Or better late than never? It’s two wins from two for Fulham since relegation was confirmed after an impressive 1-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium over Bournemouth on Saturday, exactly 365 days after our last away league victory.
Jazzy Hawaiian shirts, straw hats and an abundant array of novelty inflatables. Fulham were in town to soak up the sunshine and the Vitality Stadium, at least in the away zone, paralleled an all-inclusive sports bar in the heart of Benidorm. Regardless of what the result may be, the travelling faithful were going to unfold their deck chairs and lap up the Easter bank holiday's pleasant festivities.
Twitter paints a fairly colourful picture of the Khans, Tony in particular. Deep shades of blame, with light brushstrokes of naivety, and a few holes where someone has stabbed the canvas with the paintbrush…
I've not written a rose-tinted article like this for a very, very long time. Saturday's 2-0 triumph over Everton was undoubtedly Fulham's greatest performance to date this season and for a few hours or so, or at least until I started to tap this paragraph into my keyboard, I'd forgotten that we'd been relegated in our previous meeting at Vicarage Road. It's hilarious what one spirited outing - cradled in a web of disarray - on the banks of the Thames can do to your conscious perception of reality.
The nails are in the Premier League coffin for Fulham, but it’s allowed us to take a step back, accept our fate and start to plan for life in the Championship next year. Jack Collins and Ben Jarman met up over the microphones to record a midweek Fulhamish special, talking about that plan to take the Whites back up to the elite tier of English football within the next few years. The plan revolves heavily around one things - who will be in charge of the squad next season, and there are plenty of prime candidates in Europe currently out of a job.