With Fulham’s final nine games of this captivating Championship season thrown into limbo, Rhys Daly takes a look at how the current campaign compares to the White’s previous four outings in the Second tier of English football.
Upon revision and a good night's rest, I've concluded that a point at Ashton Gate is perfectly fine and necessary. Lee Johnson's Bristol City are within touching distance of the play-off places and, as he's a proud Fulham fan, he had his men fired up from the start to frustrate Scott Parker's camp.
David Nugent really does know his way to goal. Alex Neil's one-time England veteran sealed our fate at Deepdale in December but in the blinding glare of early Spring's sunlight, the 35-year-old's expertly diverted own goal handed Fulham a lifeline in their quest for a place in the automatics. Cheers, Dave!
Football. Bloody hell. At the 89th minute of Wednesday evening's clash, I had this article mostly written out in my head. A story of frustration, tactical obscurity, and 2 points dropped. However, these plans were thrown up in the air (along with the Hammy End's clappers), as a certain super Serb headed home a 90+4th minute winner. Let's take a look at the 5 main talking points.
I remember reading through a passage in a book a few years ago that analysed the great Porto team that won the Champions League in 2004 under José Mourinho. That section of text opened my eyes to a new football. Well, a new phrase. The "transition". It was big, it was shiny and it was certainly new in the early years of José. It was modern football before football was, well, modern.