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ALAN HOUGHTON'S FAN'S VIEW: Monsoon does not dampen spirits

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IT was anything but a dry February as we battled our way through the latest monsoon to the Macron.
But it didn’t dampen our spirits during our Doombar deliberations. In fact, the good news has been pouring in this week with the declaration of a ceasefire with HMRC and strong hints we are beginning to pay our way in the world, even before the income from Gary Madine’s relocation.
We could concentrate on the football and the immediate task to hand, Fulham. All the stats pointed to a difficult afternoon; one win in 15 attempts against a team who were on a five-match winning streak. But it’s the kind of challenge our lads relish these days and hopes were high for at least a point, after last week’s great result against Bristol City.

Phil Parkinson started with Zach Clough instead of Tyler Walker in an otherwise unchanged team.
Fulham started at an unbelievable pace. For the first 20 minutes they overran us. It looked like a cricket score massacre was on the cards. The only thing in our favour was that they only scored one.
But we got stuck in and fought back, giving as good as we got. Adam Le Fondre scored a great goal, just after coming on. Both teams could have won this match, so a draw was probably a fair result in the end.
Antonee Robinson epitomised the Wanderers’ spirit and performance. Early on Ryan Sessegnon was flying past him like he stopped but as the match progressed, it was Antonee going forward past Sessegnon.
It was a tribute to the Wanderers’ spirit that Fulham thought it necessary to time-waste from when they went 1-0 up in the fourth minute. Fulham’s cynical and ultimately successful attempts to get Karl Henry a yellow card did not go unnoticed by the crowd.

As we approach the last third of the season, we look to be in good shape but there are no easy matches at this stage of the season.
Everyone is battling for points. With 16 cup ties remaining, we are proving to be competitive.
Heads are not going down after going behind nowadays. It’s going to be a fight until the last match of the season but the good thing is, there are 10 clubs being drawn into the relegation battle.

With four of the next six matches away from home, the challenges keep on coming.

Natasha Whittam

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