Plenty of people were baffled when, after surging down the left to set up a goal for Bobby Zamora on debut against Perm, Damien Duff started to line up on the right of Fulham’s midfield. It’s certainly got results for Roy and it appears to be all the rage.
Interesting that Steve Bruce attributes the Fulham strategy to Duff’s decline in pace:
With Duff at Fulham, Roy Hodgson obviously feels now he does not have that blistering pace to take him down the outside, so maybe that is why he is playing there.
There was I thinking it was down to Duff’s ability to drift dangerously on his left foot and deliver dangerous crosses with his ‘weaker’ right.