Fulham’s run of defeats has extended to eight, and 70 goals conceded and, although performance levels have improved under Scott Parker, probably not enough to convince the powers that be that he should get the gig permanently.
Yesterday a lot of space was conceded on the flanks which Liverpool’s excellent full backs – Alexander and Trent-Arnold – readily exploited but their formidable front three of Mane, Firmano and Salah were controlled and – if not in the case of hot form Mane – tamed.
Footballers never fail to amaze me.
Yet when he scored the equaliser he threw up both arms po-faced, not in celebration but in a defensive pose, as it to discourage any further celebration. We pay your wages and gave you another break in the Prem.
I personally will be delighted to see him go and our very own Ryan Sessegnon play.
At a gathering of Fulham fans I attended on Friday, I witnessed that sense of humour that is such a characteristic – some might say necessary requirement – of our tested support.
Under direction from the Premiership, a diversity questionnaire was sent out to every season ticket holder. One of the questions way his would you react if you saw female supporters in front of you holding hands and kissing one another.
One present said he replied “ Can I take a photo ?”
The occasion might have been a depressing one as it’s been such an awful season but in adversity and with our gallows humour Fulham fans always find something to laugh about and I enjoyed the event immensely.