Timmy makes a decent point, with the aid of a couple of chalkboards, about how well the Fulham defence did today. That might sound a little odd given the game we just watched but think about it: Birmingham had a lot of the ball and a lot of time in our half, but didn’t really test Mark Schwarzer with too many shots. The visuals prove it.
He also puts forward Damien Duff as our MVP (‘Most Valuable Player’ for those of you not familiar with that particular Americanism) and makes a pretty compelling case:
Today did prove that we need to seriously consider Damien Duff as the team’s MVP. Why? Of his 6 league goals, four have come from when Fulham were losing. And all four have resulted in a combined 8 points. Here’s the breakdown:
Everton (81) tied 1-1
Manchester City (62) down 2-0
Bolton (75), down 1-0
Manchester United (75), up 2-0
Stoke City (61), down 3-0
Birmingham City (59), down 1-0
I’d still think Zamora’s got to up there for that honour but MVP’s obviously a different category to player of the season. It’s an interesting debate.
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Without a doubt Bobby Z needs the Player of the Year, Coaches Award, or some other form of recognition.
But, to me, Duff is on par to be the Most Valuable Player. For those who may not be fully aware, this award isn’t for the best player, which it has morphed into become, but one who is most clutch for their team.
You might need to define clutch for our British readers, Timmy.