It’s sod’s law isn’t it?
No disrespect to Fulham, but this is a fixture that’s never really excited me, as it’s always looked drawish (is there such a word?).
And if you’d asked me the result before the Reading game, that’s quite simply what I’d have gone for; a draw.
But given the last minute Reading win, this game now has a lot more about it, where we might get the first back to back wins in a lot longer than I care to think about.
Why sod’s law?
Well, seeing as I thought this would be a nothing game, I agreed last week to get up to my proverbials in work this weekend.
Which means I won’t even get to listen to it, let alone watch it.
To be honest, I don’t really know what to say about the team that should be played, but I’d have no problem with the side that started against Reading, Cissokho apart. Amavi should start and I believe will, seeing as we’re at home.
Steve Bruce has quickly realised that the midfield is poor and went with a five. I can’t see that changing.
But while I thought the manager was just rolling the dice, so I suspect he’s close to knowing his best eleven.
Because I believe he doesn’t give a toss about egos and what players cost. He’s simply going back to basics.
Which is what makes the difference for me.
I can’t even update on injuries much, but it seems Elphick and Richards might both be out for up to three weeks.
I simply don’t know what to think about that, apart from what the hell? Two similar calf injuries on the same day?
While I appreciate you might think my starting line-up is a bit negative, think about the players we can throw on when the opposition are starting to tire.
It’s a frightening thought for any opposing Championship manager, I’d say.
And one that creates competition amongst the squad, especially up front, something RDM didn’t seem to have a clue about.
So pure guesswork it is then and I think we’ll win this one.