Roy Hodgson believes Fulham's impressive season should make it easier to entice his transfer targets to Craven Cottage this summer.Certainly qualifying for Europe next year will make transfers easier, but it will also, of course, depend on the budget Chairman Mohammed Al Fayed, gives Hodgson. But even if Hodgson gets himself one more Brede Hangeland discovery in the summer, it will be worth it.
Fulham are challenging for a place in Europe next season following a superb late run that has lifted them to seventh in the Premier League.
If Everton beat Chelsea for the FA Cup and Fulham can stay in seventh place, they will get a Eurpopean spot. Not bad for a club that last year had to pull off the Great Escape to stay in the Premier League.
Roy Hodgson has to be on the list for manager of the year, along with Everton's David Moyes.