Have we all woken up from the 2-week deep sleep, more commonly known as the International break? Ok, let’s get back to real football and look forward to the game at home against Fulham. Can Boro get back to winning ways after the disappointing defeat to Reading a couple of weeks ago?
If you were at Craven Cottage earlier this year, you will have experienced a game full of drama that ended in defeat. We all remember the true grit Karanka’s boys showed that day to get back to 3-3 before their hearts were broken in the final minutes. With that game still in the minds of the Boro players, we’ll be looking to get our own back on Kit Symons’ side with a win?
In a new series for Follow The Boro Brick Road this season, we are asking opposition fans to answer questions about their team and also about the mighty Boro. We invited Fulham fan, Saul Waldram to share his thoughts ahead of the match.
Name of opposition fan: Saul Waldram (@saulwaldram)
How long have you been supporting Fulham?
I have been supporting Fulham for about 14 years now. The reason I started supporting Fulham is because it runs in the family and my Dad always wanted one of his sons to grow up supporting them. All my Dad’s side of the family come from Fulham so it just made sense.
What’s been your favourite Fulham moment to-date?
My favourite Fulham moment to date would be watching Fulham get to the Europa League Final in 2010. It was the best achievement Fulham have ever achieved, but it was also the most upsetting moment to see them lose in the final after going so far. If it was one Fulham game I had to choose then that would be Fulham v Juventus, on the way to the final. We went 1-0 down in the second leg and thought it was all over, but we came back to beat them 4-1 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate to go through to the next round.
Can you remember any memorable games between Fulham and Boro over the years?
I would say the most memorable game I have seen between Fulham and Boro would be last season when we beat them 4-3 at home. It was such an up and down game. I thought I was going to have a heart attack on the sidelines.
Which Fulham players should Boro keep a close eye on and why?
I think that Boro need to keep an eye on Ross McCormack. Obviously as he’s a very intelligent player on the field and is our top scorer so far this season. I also think that Boro should keep an eye on Lasse Vigen Christensen as he was one of our best players last season until he got injured, but now he is back and fit again so he should cause the Boro defense a few problems I hope.
If you could have two Boro players in the Fulham team, which two would you choose and why?
The first player I would choose is Stewart Downing as he has proven himself in the Premier league already and I imagine he tears defences apart for Boro in the Championship. The second player I would choose would be David Nugent as he is a proven goal-scorer and I think him and Ross McCormack would make a good pairing together.
What’s your score prediction for Boro v Fulham?
Obviously I want a Fulham win, but I have to say I would take a draw against a good side like Boro. So, I predict a 1-1 draw for the match.
Many thanks to Hans Saulo for sharing his thoughts ahead of the game. We wish Fulham all the best for the rest of the season.
Up the Boro #UTB
Stuart Young (@lendinho)