Is this the biggest game of the season so far? we welcome Bournemouth for a Friday evening game to the Cottage.
So a top of the table clash against a former manger who alienated some (most?) of the current squad, should be a good game.
Surprisingly since we leap-frogged Bournemouth to go top, both teams could only manage draws, the Baggies have also had a bit of a dip with QPR overtaking them in 3rd place.
Currently we’re still a point above Bournemouth however with a goal difference of +33 to their +20 a win on Friday would see us 4 points and (at least) 15 goals ahead of them.
Whilst it’s far too early in the season to say that this is “the” Championship decider, a victory would give a real boost to either team.
If it wasn’t for the illness effecting the Fulham squad, unconfirmed rumours are that its norovirus which, while unpleasant and highly contagious, usually only lasts a couple of days, there might a slight concern about our drop in form.
Bournemouth have recently suffered a couple of losses, after a long unbeaten run, and the last 2 games had 2 draws. In the last game against Coventry they were 2-0 up in the 85 minute only to finish 2-2 with the equalised coming on 90+5, Lerma’s sending off probably had a big part in that result? I think most of us can remember Scott Parker’s tactic of “holding on” once you’ve gone ahead, I’m guessing it backfired yet again?
One player who I’m certain will be “up for it” this game will be Mitro’, we’ve no idea of what happened between him and Parker last season but I think Mitro’ will want to show his former gaffer how much of a mistake Parker made?
Our record against Bournemouth isn’t very good with 3 losses and 1 win however I think Mitro and one or two other players may have a point to prove?
my team against Bournemouth, assuming all fit, would be…
Games of Interest…
Fulham v Bournemouth
Coventry v West Brom
Millwall v Birmingham City
QPR v Stoke
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