Tim Holland speaks to Fulham fan Peter Harris about the knife in Jol’s back, West Ham being busy in the January sales and Ravel controlling his temper

How do you assess Fulham's season thus far?

How do you assess Fulham’s season thus far?

Embarrassing, excruciating and not very enjoyable. This is some of the worst football we’ve played since we’ve been in the Premier League. Six losses in a row was painful to watch. Fortunately the win against Aston Villa has given us a ray of light that we may have turned it round but knowing us we probably haven’t.

The last time we met you agreed that the pressure has been mounting on Martin Jol. Do you think the sacking was correct?

I think it was probably the right move but done in the wrong way. Shahid Khan wanted a new manager but I think fans were worried about who would succeed Jol. He’s managed to kill two birds with one assistant manager.

Rene Meulensteen has succeeded Jol. How much of a surprise was that?

Not a surprise at all really. I said in our last interview that I thought he’d succeed Jol if our performances didn’t improve and then after we lose to you, Jol’s sacked and Rene’s promoted. Jol must’ve seen it coming and is still probably trying to get the knife out of his back.

Do you think you’ll be signing anyone in the January transfer window?

I think Meulensteen will want to bring in some new faces to come in and freshen things up and make it his team. A defender and midfielder would do it for me. Something needs to be done to stop the rot. It says something when you’re top scorer is Steve Sidwell.

Berbatov has been linked with a move away from the club in January. Do you see this happening?

You can never keep a player at a club if he doesn’t want to be there. If the reports from his agent are true then I think he will leave possibly moving east to you lot. Saying that he’s playing a bit better in recent matches.

Who should West Ham fans be wary of in the Fulham first XI when the club’s meet on New Year’s Day?

On the basis of our last performance against you guys, no one! Steve Sidwell?

Which West Ham players would you have in your squad?

Ravel Morrison – if he learns to control his temper. Tomkins at the back and perhaps Diame as well.

What’s been your opinion of West Ham this season?

You played well against us but don’t seem to be able to replicate that form. It looks as though injuries are really hampering your season as well. I think you’ll be busy in the January sales.

What’s your prediction for the match and for both clubs this season?

2-2 for the game and I’ll stick with Fulham 16th, West Ham 17th.

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