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According to the ESPN commentators, a superstition of Bobby Zanora is to eat banoffe pie from a certain cafe! I don’t care if this is true or not but something has definitely changed withour big front man and tonight was just another chapter in his and Fulham’s story.

The Europa League quarter final (who would have thought!) first leg score was: Fulham 2- 1 Wolfsburg. This is a decent result, but I won’t go any further than that. Fulham seemed nervous and were subdued in the first half tonight and Wolfsburg were certainly the happier team at half time.  However, another motivational team talk from Hodgson seemed to have kn0cked some urgency into Fulham at half time and the second half was much more positive.

Zamora’s goal was superb. The pass, the preparation and, finally the execution was excellent. Zamora’s 18th of the season was definitely one of his better goals. Zamora played a key part in the second as well by producing some more of the hold up play that makes him so valuable to Hodgson’s side. He pulled the ball out the air and perfectly set up Duff for another smashing goal. I would have taken the full time whistle there and then as Fulham seemed to want to just defend for the final half an hour.

Unfortunately it was Wolfsburg who finished stronger and got a very valuable away goal. But I am definitely not writting Fulham off! We have something to bring to Germany which is what we wanted. Now it is just a matter of getting an early goal. We can do this, we can definitely make the semi- final!