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Fulham Game Plan Goes Out The Window

Head coach Pepe Mel has said that Fulham will be an unknown quantity following the appointment of Felix Magath as their manager.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Mel said he had told the players to expect the unexpected when we host them this Saturday at The Hawthorns because all our scouting reports will now count for very little and Magath will have made changes.

'The next match is a big match for us. For us there is a new coach at Fulham so all the reports are no good because they have new coaches and new concepts. But on Saturday it is 11 v 11.'

Mel goes on to say that we are expecting Fulham to line up similar to 4231 but that isn't guaranteed as it may not be the formation Magath has in mind for his first outing as their boss.

'Maybe he will play five in defence, for example. That doesn't make things more difficult for me, what is more important is my team, my players, my way. My focus is only on keeping the ball and tactics.'

Rightly, whatever Fulham do, we just have to counter and then dictate hopefully our plan and style on them. If we get ourselves right what they do doesn't matter.

It could go two ways, Magath may make changes to try something new, or he may keep things as they are so he can have a proper in game assessment on his new team. Whichever way it goes, the players will be up for impressing their new gaffer as that usually happens, but if we play who we can we can more than come out with the result we need.

The gaffer is also quoted by the Birmingham Mail as saying he remains very confident that we will be in the Premier League at the start of next season.

He picks out five more wins this season to ensure that is the case, and of course if that starts with Fulham, we get the double benefit of rising up the points tally ourselves, but we also make one of the relegation spots a little more concrete given the points they are on.

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Date:Friday February 21 2014

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