This season looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun at the Cottage. Just look at the new owner’s moustache – how could it not be?? Yeah, last season finished with a bit of a slide, but these things happen when relegation is highly unlikely and you’re a multi-millionaire already thinking about his summer holidays.
You get the impression Martin Jol can start afresh. He’s got a good squad to work with and providing the players haven’t been plotting a mutiny all summer long, they’ll resume their role as being the tricky London banana skin everyone tends to overlook. The signing of Maarten Stekelenburg is a big boost and Fernando Amorebieta has the potential to improve an already pretty decent midfield. Getting Adel Taarabt for a year may prove to be inspired he keeps the hissy fits to a minimum. Hissy fits are Berba’s territory and he’s got scoring goals to be doing.
Overly optimistic pre-season tweet:
Less optimistic Christmas-time tweet: