Weblog: The football punter
Alex the great can break the boredom
IT’S nice to watch two teams at the top of their game with their best players fit ending the Premier League weekend in style with a monumental Monday night football which throws together teams fighting for the title, a place in Europe or to avoid relegation.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case at Craven Cottage where Fulham and Newcastle do battle in woeful form, with key players on the sidelines in a game that could well decide the crucial battle for 13th spot come the end of the campaign.
Fulham have won just one of their last ten matches and Newcastle have won one of their last nine and even those scarce victories were in mitigating circumstances. The Toon played against ten-man Wigan for almost the entire match and Fulham had an even easier assignment - at home to Aston Villa,
You won’t find me splashing the cash on this match but for an interest I am going for Alex Kacaniklic to score first.
Kacaniklic has looked very decent whenever I have seen Fulham this season and he certainly looks to have a bright future.
The Swedish winger was bizarrely involved in Liverpool’s second-worst transfer dealing of all-time when they signed Paul Konchesky and gave Kacaniklic away for a free, although that move now looks shrewd considering the £35m spent on Andy Carroll.