Andy Johnson is authoring a curious season. He now has six goals, all of which have come in Europe. How about that?
Not a great deal happened tonight, and we still look like a team in transition. I was encouraged by Pajtim Kasami’s relentlessness but not his decision making; it was nice to see Dickson Etuhu back again; ditto Matthew Briggs. Mark Schwarzer made some good saves, one, in the first half, being outstanding. On the debit side Philippe Senderos had a weird night which suggested not all was entirely well in his world, Damien Duff seemed quiet, and Danny Murphy blew hot and cold.
Odense – sporting a Wigan Athletic style dull blue and white striped outfit – were a reasonable lot but aside from the odd scare here and there really didn’t cause Fulham enough bother, and will be immensely disappointed to have lost a home game so softly. We ought to beat them easily at the Cottage, Wisla Krakow look poor, so progress in Europe at least looks very achievable. And with Johnson up front, who could possibly stop us?