In a turn around of turn arounds, our boys in white, well actually red & black today, beat Portsmouth away. Incredible is an understatement as Fulham wins on the road again. 3 away wins after going almost two years without an away win. As well, the win made it 4 victories out of their last 5 games. They say wining is contagious and in a post game interview, the lone goal scorer Danny Murphy, as well as teammate Jimmy Bullard said as much. Confidence breads confidence and Roy Hodgson has instilled a believe in our side that we’ve not seen in some time.
Astonishing events really. Portsmouth had a chance in the dying minutes that saw the turn and shot go well over the bar as everyone in the pub gasped and then collectively sighed. Then there was the 3 min. of stoppage time. I had been on my feet since about the 70th minute and though my legs felt wobbly, this was no time to sit down.
Finally, Mark Clatterburg’s whistle, and Fulham have saved their premiership hides and will be around again for another year in 08/09. Which will make it the Cottagers’ 8th consecutive season in the Premiership.
I was able to watch the game live at “The Local” pub in Minneapolis and were joined by about 15 others. The small room exploded when Murphy nodded in at 75th minute. There were also numerous Toby sightings, particularly during the post match celebration. How can you miss someone with a Mexican hat and a large blue inflatable. Toby, you looked great on television world wide.
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