With both teams precariously placed in the league with difficult fixtures remaining (especially Norwich), both teams needed points to keep realistic possibility of staying in the premier league.
Its difficult know if the magnitude of the game affected the players performance. Difficult because by admission the fans, both teams were on a run of form which can only be described as “rubbish". A nerve jangling game saw a Fulham goal, fantastic couple of save from Fulham goalkeeper Stockdale and a miss by Rodella which I can only hope he repeats against England when they meet Costa Rica. 1-0 Fulham but a tough month ahead for both teams.
Food - Bovril. Beef in a cup. Fantastic. Always puzzles and disappoints visitors to Britain.
Music - Fulham’s entrance to punk classic “London Calling” by the Clash is a difficult to top.
Plenty of penalties before and after the game included Germans, Kiwis, Australians, Yanks and English from around the country. Kieran a Swindon Town exec took one of the fastest penalties. Apparently I saved it but did not see it. So he scored a second which I did not see either. The evening ended with Norwich City fan, ex board member and British cookery institution, Delia Smith sitting on the scooter singing, “Ingerland, Ingerland, Ingerland”. Eloquently!!!