A good 2-1 win today with a last minute winner from Dembele which was his second of the game. Complete deserved against a quite frankly disgusting Wolves team, the worst I’ve ever seen play. Ever. There is nothing wrong with commited challenges, I’d take a full blooded 50 50 over a stepover any day, but this Wolves team were full of cynical, dirty fouls (their 17 to our 9, they also 7 yellow cards plus an 8th for a sending off from which free kick we scored the winner, karma eh?) which prompted chants of ‘Disgrace to the Premiership’ from the Hammy End. Add to this an inept refeering display by the usually solid Dowd and there was no suprise that someone eventually got injured, Karl Henry coming in from behind on Zamora, snapping his leg just above the ankle.
Mark Hughes says it is a clean break and it could have been much, much worse, Bobby’s ‘only’ out for 4 months. It’s well disappointing though, not just for Fulham but for Bobby personally. With Defoe injured I thought he could cement an England place, he’s playing the best football of his career and he just signed a new 4 year contract. He should fully recover but until then we’re left with a dilemma with no natural replacement, and as much as I love Dempsey him as a target striker doesn’t inspire me with confidence.
So yeah, nice win today but I really don’t feel like celebrating.