Olivier Dacourt has insisted that Fulham are focused on trying to finish in the top ten by winning as many of their remaining games as possible.

I was having a conversation with the young lady sat behind me at the game on Saturday, which eventually got around to discussing Dacourt’s form since he’s been at the club. She was a little disappointed having heard good things about him, whilst I was saying that at 34 – and with a move defensively-minded role than in his younger days – you couldn’t expect him to be an all-action midfielder spraying 60-yard passes around. I’d be interested to hear your views.

I’m not sure he’ll be with us next season. He hasn’t managed to displace Dickson Etuhu in the team, although Roy obviously trusts him enough to bring him off the bench in the big matches (he came on as substitute against both Manchester United and Liverpool). Wherever he’ll end up next season, Dacourt’s confident we can stay in the top half.

Finishing in the top ten is the club’s objective. Fulham escaped on the last match-day of last season but this time we are determined to win as many games as possible.

He certainly sounds like he’s enjoying his time at Fulham, though.

I love the English league because of the passion in the stadiums and the fact families go all together to watch games in a great atmosphere. There is less controversy once the game is over, contrary to what you can see in France, Spain and Italy.