Bonfire night tonight and a chilling reminder just how man is by some distance the most stupid mammal on the planet. Our supermarkets sell alcohol and explosives. No really they do. And apparently tonight in the UK at least is the fire brigade’s busiest night of the year. And… warnings have been issued pretty much nationwide this morning that persons attacking Firemen tonight will face the full weight of the law.We need to issue stuff like this? Jesus wept.
So do try and follow the Firework Code; or at the very least try not to get lashed up and torch a fireman, there’s a love.
For those who manage to avoid arrest and still have the use of at least one eye come tomorrow tea time we’re away to BMJ’s latest Massive. I never particularly enjoy games at Craven Cottage; they are too frequently a bit of a lottery. That said our form is a bit sexy and I predict a victory by the margin of a single goal. As keen eyed readers will recall, I sold everything I owned to back us getting a draw in Russia so will not be sharing any hot tips with you this morning.
My team then:
Fulham beat Wigan 2-0 in their last Barclays Premier League outing, and will be hoping to prevent Spurs doing a West London double this weekend
Dempsey and Dembele were on target in that game, and Dempsey is now Fulham’s joint top goal scorer in the league along with Andy Johnson
Dempsey’s three goals have come from 30 attempts at goal with 63% on target, and he has also contributed three assists
Midfielder Dempsey has also been supporting in defensive play, making 20 interceptions and winning 74% of 19 tackles attempted this season
Dembele’s goal was his first of the season. The Belgian striker has been dangerous on the ball this season, and has completed 24 dribbles and 154 passes in his opponent’s half this season
Tottenham’s Gareth Bale was the fastest rising player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index moving up 108 places to 43rd after his double against QPR
Bale has now scored three goals from 27 shots, and had just one from 23 shots before game against QPR
The Welsh winger has also contributed 26 dribbles and 22 crosses for Spurs this season, and covered more ground than any other player against QPR (11,910 metres)
Rafael van der Vaart broke the Manchester stranglehold on the top three spots on the EA SPORTS Player
Performance Index by scoring his 6th goal in 5 Barclays Premier League games to go 2nd in the index
Van der Vaart has scored 6 goals and contributed 2 assists this season, meaning he has had a hand in one in three of Spurs’ goals