Don’t you give me hope. Don’t you dare give me hope.
Fulham got a rare but vital away win this past weekend against Aston Villa, thanks to goals from two players that I have derided all season. Kieran Richardson. who seemingly only turns it on when I mention how rubbish he has been since he signed (I maintain the worst 45 minutes I’ve seen a football player was his debut vs West Ham), and Hugo Rodallega, who is far from consistent enough to still be in the first team plans. The whole team battled superbly to not do the Fulham thing, and balls up a 1-0 lead, like we’ve done almost every week since the season began. Lewis Holtby was immense once again, and should have had our third if it wasn’t for blasted goal line technology deeming that because one inch of the ball hadn’t gone over the whole white line, it wasn’t a goal. Regardless, those two goals – in between a Grant Holt reply, ensured three points, and with Norwich, Cardiff and Sunderland all losing – it makes the league table somewhat bearable reading.