Boro return to the scene of last season’s most fraught game – Craven Cottage.
The best way to get to Craven Cottage is via Putney Bridge Station (District line) or Hammersmith Station (Piccadilly and District line). We’ve selected some pubs for each station to ensure you can get your pre-match pint in.
We have chosen the Temperance to be the MSS pre-match watering hole. The pub is just by Putney Bridge tube station and is welcoming away fans. The Temperance is just a short walk from Craven Cottage but will be busy on match days – so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
In case The Temperance is too busy, fans can try The Kings Arms, formerly The Larrick, (Details).
For those coming from Hammersmith. MSS would recommend The Crabtree (Details) – approximately half way from Hammersmith tube station to Craven Cottage.
A Fulham Fan has informed us that The Golden Lion pub is strictly for home fans only.
If all goes to plan we will be celebrating three points in The Rocket, just on the south side of the river (Details). We visited this pub last year and it is large, accessible pub – perfect for celebration.
Mini Match Pack
Fulham’s form under new manager Slaviša Jokanović has been inconsistent – having taken just seven points from the last 15 available. Fulham’s record at Craven Cottage is just as inconsistent, winning just two of the last five games at home against all-but-relegated Charlton and Rotherham.
The West London club will be buoyed after managing to hold on to Moussa Dembele and Ross McCormack (We didn’t want him anyway) in the January window. The Badger’s mid-week fixture seems them trek to Elland Road.
Middlesbrough’s away form is showing no sign of picking up and have not won away from home since Brentford on January 12th. Karanka’s team is currently in the middle of the Spaniard’s worst patch since taking over and have picked up just three points from a possible 15.
The two teams played out a no-score draw back in October, with the notable event being a pitch parade by local steelworkers.
Last season’s trip to Craven Cottage saw arguably the most exciting game of the season as Boro came from 3-1 down to lose 4-3 and confirm Boro’s Play-Off fate.