Scott Parker's "Putney River Rats" were drowned out in the closing stages by Dean Smith's resilient European contenders and with Newcastle United scrounging a last-ditch draw against Tottenham Hotspur, salvation is still marginally out of reach, shelved by a north African assailant and an England debutant at Villa Park. It all went a little wrong for the visitors, jeers soon muted cheers and on Easter Sunday, a day of sweet rejoicing and diabetes, a sour taste loitered in the mouths of Fulham's gobsmacked disciples.
5th April 2021
The better team won and that's basically all there is to it. Standing with Scott Parker's post-match presser, Fulham were vastly disappointing, discouraging and we deserved absolutely nothing from Friday evening's 2-1 defeat against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United. Whenever the Peacocks play, they're accompanied by a media wank fest but in SW6, as they registered their first victory in the capital in 17 attempts, the plaudits were fully merited.
21st March 2021
Fuelled by superstition, Fulham lined up against Manchester City with the ambition of withholding Pep Guardiola's runaway league leaders but, as the narrative indulgently scripted a routine 3-0 victory for the Citizens, perhaps Scott Parker will bin off that ghastly quilted overcoat of his and start afresh on Friday evening.
14th March 2021
Ordinarily, being gracious in victory is the done thing. Not you, or I, really likes a gloater but in this instance, seeing as Fulham recorded their first win at Anfield since 2013, and our 8th unbeaten away game on the bounce this season, instructing Jurgen Klopp and all the world's insufferable Kopites to kindly stick a 6th-consecutive home loss in a zoot feels so, so appropriate.
7th March 2021
We really didn't deserve that loss. The rub of the green went against Fulham, buddying up to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur and though this result epitomises our season incomparably, I simply can't recall a more wanky win for Spurs. Another fierce performance, which warranted so much more, ends with absolutely nothing to show for it.
5th March 2021
Somebody said we're unbeaten in seven away games. Somebody said we've accumulated 14 points in 8 league meetings. Somebody said we're three points off Newcastle United. Somebody said we're in trouble. I know our next three matches are against Tottenham Hostpur, Liverpool and Manchester City, but can I have a show of hands from those who believe we can impose a few major upsets in the coming weeks? We can't admit defeat, Fulham are marching on, point by point, and we'll give any team in the Premier League a scare.
1st March 2021
Spring's in sight and so is 17th spot in the standings. What a difference a week makes, eh? Fulham, before our trip to Goodison Park, were frozen out of survival conversations as mid-February's stormy snap rudely announced itself and as the climate slowly warmed heading into Saturday evening's crunch clash with Sheffield United, brighter skies were and are indeed imminent for the Whites. We'll let the sunshine in with a 1-0 dub, because we're now only three points behind Newcastle United and who would've though that?
21st February 2021
Fulham hadn’t won a single meeting against Burnley at Turf Moor since 1951, which is a madness, and that archaic record still stands today after Scott Parker’s Whites held Sean Dyche’s Clarets to a rather boring 1-1 draw. We’ll briefly address the obvious observations of the game: we weren’t good enough, not by a long chalk, and we were clearly knackered following Sunday’s exploits. Nothing drastic, we just weren’t 100% and that’s fine by me if we bounce back immediately.
18th February 2021