Saturday, 26 April 2008

Squeaky bum time

So in order to have any chance of staying up, Fulham need to be unbeaten for the next three games. This is possible. In September Fulham were unbeaten in four league games - however they didn't get a single win during this time. This actually encapsulated a period where Fulham were defeated just once in eight games in the league - the poor 2-0 home defeat against Pompey. However they only won one game in this time. This will not be enough to keep Fulham up.
Two wins and a draw could be enough to overturn things (as long as one of those wins is against Birmingham) although a lot will depend on this game today against Man City. Fulham seem to have been losing a lot of 'must-win' games these days.
Perhaps I should go abroad more often. Two of Fulham's five league wins this season have come while I have been out of the country on holiday. However as both these results were against Reading, perhaps Fulham should just apply to play the Royals more often. Although if Fulham do somehow stay up, it will likely be at the expense of Reading.
Jari Litamen has become symbolic of Fulham's season. He's now out injured because Ricardo Batista kicked a ball that hit him on the head. Although the presence of Chairman Mo means that the club could have always been ridiculed, this has been largely avoided thanks to the other personnel at FFC. However this just makes the team a laughing stock.
Woy Hodgson said: "Jari has been very unfortunate. When I first went to the Finnish FA he was standing next to his sporting director at Malmo who opened a can of coke and the top popped into Jari's eye."
This is why he is being paid £15,000 a week and being described in some quarters as '
one of the worst signings in Premier League history'. The only way he can redeem himself and provide proof that he is worth the money is with winners against the Brum and Pompey

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