Wembley, Wembley, we’re the oldest team in London and we’re going to Wembley
We overturned the 1 goal deficit against Derby County with a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage which gives us the opportunity to go to Wembley for the play-off final to decide who’ll be playing Premiership football next season.
Aston Villa will be out opponents, they beat Middlesborough 1-0 over the two legs.
43 year ago Fulham had a disappointing visit to the “old” Wembley loosing to West Ham in the FA Cup Final after the longest FA Cup run in history, it’s a funny coincidence that Villa and West Ham have the same shirts? however I’m looking forward to a better result this time.
Our record against Villa this season:
21 Oct 2017 Villa 2-1 Fulham
17 Feb 2017 Fulham 2-0 Villa
so after a record breaking unbeaten run we slip-up at Birmingham, unfortunate but what a run that was!
We now face Derby County to see who progresses to the play-off final.
Should you need a reminder of our two league games against them they were…
(home) 1-1 November
(away) 1-2 March
…so we’ve a reasonable record against them for this season.
The first game will be away at Pride Park on Friday evening 11/05, kick-off 19:45
The return leg will be the following Monday evening 14/05, kick-off 19:45, at Craven Cottage
I’m sure that Joka’ and the lads are disappointed that we didn’t get automatic promotion but with the run of form we’re in we’ve no-one to fear.
Derby’s last five results…
14/04/18 – Burton 3-1 Derby
21/04/18 – Derby 1-2 Middlesborough
24/04/18 – Derby 3-1 Cardiff
28/04/18 – Aston Villa 1-1 Derby
06/05/18 – Derby 4-1 Barnsley
whatever the result(s) we’ve had a fantastic season and this calendar year the lads have done us proud week in-week out.
I’d love a trip to Wembley
love ’em or loath ’em it’s play off time
dates for the games are as follows…
Friday 11th May – 19:45
Saturday 12th May – 17:15
Monday 14th May – 19:45
Tuesday 15th May – 19:45
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Saturday 26th May – 17:00