They say that good things come to those that wait and Fulham fans will certainly be hoping the old adage is true now that they have finally got the man they wanted with the appointment of Martin Jol as manager.
Online PR News – 08-June-2011 – – The Cottagers tried to lure the former Spurs boss away from Ajax twelve months ago only to be thwarted at the last minute, but it is strange how the footballing Gods move in mysterious ways and Mark Hughes’s resignation has allowed the West Londoners to finally get their man.
The charismatic Dutchman has retained plenty of friends and fans in England from his time at White Hart Lane, but how will that translate in the way Fulham play next season?
Is this a new dawn for the ‘little team’ from down by the Thames, who have for so long now been overshadowed by the exploits of their noisy neighbours Chelsea, particularly since their takeover by Roman Abramovich?
Will he be able to achieve the unthinkable and get a Champions League spot(80.00), lift the Europa League (40.0) or pick up their first EVER domestic trophy (FA Cup 41.00)?
With three cups and the league to aim for, it could be quite some season down at Craven Cottage, but then again could Jol’s appointment have brought with it a one way ticket to the Championship(9.00)?
Unibet have responded to the appointment of Jol by creating a market that asks punters to predict how well Fulham will perform in the 2011/2012 season and there are some pretty tasty prices to be had.
Are they set for a top 10 finish next season? They are priced up at 2.70 to finish in the top 10 and 1.40 not to do just that, so it could be a long hard slog for the Cottagers if the current opinion of football fans and bettors is to be trusted.
If you're lucky enough to have planned a way to keep an eye on Fulham's pre-season exploits as they return from their summer holidays to prepare for the long league campaign ahead of them next month, your football bets will be even more informed.