Here are a couple of videos to while away a few weekend hours.
First, in celebration of our impending European adventure, Jason dug out this little gem on Friday.
He doesn’t think it’s too much of a classic, but I think he might be doing it a bit of a disservice. From what I remember, our ‘home’ leg against Hadjuk Split was something of an edge-of-your seat affair.
Leading by a stunning Steed Malbranque first leg goal, the nerves were well and truly jangling when Vlatko Djolonga’s deflected free-kick levelled matters after just six minutes. The Whites were back on level terms midway through the first half when some classy passing freed Facundo Sava and, although the Argentine was crowded out, Steve Marlet (remember him?) scored from close range.
Fulham had to do it the hard way, though, and went behind again when Sava lost his man at a corner and Hrvoje Vejic headed the visitors back in front. It needed a lucky penalty to bring us back level. Marlet fell over in the penalty area and Malbranque stayed cool (twice) from the spot to make it 2-2. That was far from the end of the story. Junichi Inamoto had to head off the line right at the death – something which made his Japanese compatriot who was sitting next to me very happy indeed.
Then, courtesy of Si on TIFF, there’s a hammering of Gillingham from when Tigana’s earlier vintage were sweeping all before them in the First Division.
Check out the precise nature of Steve Finnan’s lovely cross for the first goal and revel in Barrington’s majestic finish. I’m somewhere behind the Hammersmith End goal. Great memories.