Not quite 'super' enough from their current league position, but nobody's predicting another stroll in the park as Fulham and Rangers play a high stakes game.
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I really think this is going to come down to who handles the pressure best. And with a record of one win from the last 13 it must be the QPR camp feeling the heat ahead of this one. While you can use stats to support any position, the facts are Rangers have failed to shut-out the opposition in their last 16 matches, and they've not put a goal past any Fulham keeper since 1983. We can make it six clean sheets in a row here at The Loft for this eagerly anticipated derby.
While we are in the middle of a run of games with other mid-table sides, Sparky's mob know they are but one more slip up away from dropping into the bottom three. We can absorb another loss, galling though it will be. Never underestimate Fulham's supernatural ability to turn comatose out on the road however.
I did make the point this week that a solid, no frills and functional 0-1 away result is something completely beyond Fulham's remit. Many are tipping this to be the result. I bet plenty are piling money on at the bookies for this with Dempsey notching the winner. It's the kind of routine scoreline that wins titles for the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea - yet the Whites haven't managed to do it since Portsmouth in August 2009 on day one of the season. That's two and a half years ago!
The added spice to this one comes of course with a reunion of sorts. Names we gladly chanted throughout last season, Hughes and Zamora, are in the context of today's 90 minutes now the anti-Christ. However, with the parallel experiences of both sets of West London fans, I'm sure there will be plenty of tasty banter inside the ground without any overspill of nastiness. Unless Joey overdoes the 'celebrating' with a 94th minute winner!
Interesting snippets gleaned from the press this week suggest Sparky's sunshine trip to Portugal wasn't quite the team bonding exercise it might have been. The new gaffer is just running true to form, and some of his methods have not gone down well. I guess a few of Rangers old sweats have had their collars felt - start performing or out you go in the summer. As for Jol, the Zamora chapter is now behind us, injuries have abated, and we have our new Russian hitman to cheer on. If he builds further on his efforts from the Stoke debut, we'll all be very chirpy indeed!
So how do you while away those last nervy few hours before kick-off? Time for a confession. I'm about to don my skis and head off to the magnificent slopes of Verbier. Yes, I've been skiing in Switzerland since Monday and filing from afar. The sun is out and the pistes are in perfect condition, so am I coming back down off the mountain to follow the game? Er, no. The boys will have to do it without me, but I WILL be urging them on every step of the way. Here's to a great weekend for all followers of the number one team in West London!