Well done Fulham

It was great to see Fulham pull off another remarkable Europa League victory tonight and take their place as England’s sole remaining representative in Europe this season.

Their 2-1 victory over Hamburg to get to the Europa League final was an amazing achievement for Roy Hodgson and his Fulham team.

Even though Fulham were 1-0 down and needing 2 goals for a long period of the game, I always got the feeling something would happen.

When it did come, what a strike it was from Simon Davies to level the scores on the night. The goal was more reminiscent of a move between Xavi and Messi, than Danny Murphy and Davies. If it had been scored by Barcelona we wouldn’t have heard the end of it.

After Zolton Gera scored Fulham’s second in the 76th minute the countdown to the final whistle was on, the last 15 minutes must have felt like an hour for Fulham fans, it did for me.

It would be great to see Fulham now beat Atletico and win a trophy that no one would have given them a chance of at the start of the season.

After overcoming two qualifying rounds before the group stages Fulham have beaten CSKA Sofia, Basle, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Hamburg on their way to the final.

Roma needed an injury time equaliser in the group stages to avoid adding their name to the list of Roy Hodgson’s scalps, no wonder Roy is being spoken off as the manager of the year by no less than the likes of Harry Redknapp and Alex Ferguson.

Davies ‘Barca like’ goal

Gold and Sullivan at it again!

Not content with trying to call into question the integrity of the Premier League by offering to loan Portsmouth £10 Million to ensure they didn’t go bust earlier in the season, David Gold and David Sullivan are now lowering the standards further by complaining about Fulham for resting a few players against Hull last week.

I know it is hard to believe, and when I first heard it on Thursday I thought it was an April fools joke, apparently not.

Is this the same West Ham that stayed up on the last day of the season in 2007, when they beat an under strength Manchester United side 1-0. A side with Giggs, Scholes and Ronaldo all on the bench, and Rio Ferdinand not even in the squad.

Any complaints about that under strength team from West Ham?

I know that these two do a lot of self promotion, but this is taking the piss.

It happens in football, so West Ham should just get on with it and stop complaining. If they did their own jobs properly then it wouldn’t matter what team Roy Hodgson put out. Hodgson’s job it to put Fulham’s interests first, and that is all he is doing, and rightly so.

Maybe now Newcastle can complain about Manchester United for fielding a weakened side against Hull on the final day of last season? Even though Man Utd still won 1-0, they did put out an under strength side.

As the basis of West Ham’s complaint is that Fulham ‘fielded a weakened side’ then surely the result is irrelevant?

Why not open the floodgates and get everyone at it? Is that where Gold and Sullivan want to take football?

Gold and Sullivan might have saved West Ham from going bust, but their constant medaling and attention seeking is in danger of helping to relegate the club as well.

And they are certainly not making any friends for West Ham. Fulham host West Ham at Craven Cottage for their penultimate fixture of the season on 1st May, maybe Fulham might rest Roy Hodgson that day as I think Gold and Sulliavan may already have done his job for him.