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Fulham Fans Verdict: Oh, I Do Love Playing Away

After Saturday’s win at league leaders Fulham, it’s fair to say the fans were in a bit of a good mood.

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I still can’t get over it. What a performance, what a day, what a win.

Fulham away is always good fun, but I think it’s fair to say that we didn’t go into the game in the highest of spirits. Even coming off the back of a win against Peterborough United in midweek, Fulham are a different animal. A squad full of Premier League quality that they spent some serious dough on. We didn't have a hope in hell, did we?

Or so we thought. What came in the 90 minutes to follow was vintage Veljko Paunovic, and a showing that proved that we can still mix it with the big boys in this league. From start to finish we looked like a team that wanted to win, and a team that knew it could win. That’s a far cry from what we’ve seen so far this season.

It was just a phenomenal away day. The two goals were beautiful, the atmosphere was electric from start to finish, the tactics were spot on, and we walked away with all three points. *Chef’s kiss*

Here’s how the fans reacted to some of the big talking points...

Ovie Ejaria

There’s only one place to start really, isn’t there?

We all know how good this guy can be. But we also know how frustrating it can be to watch him. We don't see Ovie at his best anywhere near as much as we should, but when we do - he is electric.

His first on Saturday was a beauty into the top corner, before adding to that with a second goal that should be put up in the Louvre. It was a thing of utter beauty. The touch (oh god, the touch), the finish and the celebrations infront of the fans. So good.

The fans certainly loved his performance...

Luke Southwood

Southwood has waited a very, very long time for this chance - and he is grabbing it with both hands.

He was superb again on Saturday. Commanding from crosses, alert to any danger and produced a couple of really, really important saves. That save from Onomah in injury time was absolutely sensational, and it sealed all three points for us.

I am delighted for Southwood, and even though Rafa is back in contention now, Luke has to be our number one going forward. He’s one of our own, and the fans absolutely love him...

What. A. Win.

This last talking point isn’t aimed at anything in particular, just a chance to see how good the fans felt after the game.

This was a day that will live long in the memory. As away days go, I can’t remember one that gets close to it. Just a great day, with a packed out away end, and a group of players who managed to take all three points off the league leaders. Beautiful.

Take a read of some of these jubilant tweets...

Conclusion

Let’s be honest, I could keep writing this piece for hours. I could go on and on about all the good things to come from yesterday’s performance.

Laurent filling in at centre back for 75 minutes as if it’s what he does on a day-to-day basis, Drinkwater slotting in seamlessly in a high-pressure situation, Pauno getting his tactics absolutely spot on. I could keep going. I could do a whole talking point on that second goal alone.

It was a day we deserve to celebrate, but a day that has now gone. All eyes on Middlesbrough, and in much higher spirits. URZ.