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I’m not going to castigate the club for this as I’m not entirely sure that this is fully their decision – they may have been beholden to UEFA’s scheduling demands, but kicking off at 6pm on a Thursday is undoubtedly going to make it difficult for some fans to make it to the Cottage for one of the biggest nights in Fulham’s history.

It may even alter the atmosphere, which would be a real shame as the place was rocking for the first leg against Shakhtar, and I reckon that urgency transmitted itself to the players.

The last time Fulham went out of European competition it was after an early kick-off to compensate for continental television. Let’s just hope history doesn’t repeat itself