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Fulham v Crystal Palace: Cottagers are shell-shocked by relegation, but Eagles must beware the man who moves like Dejagah

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WE caught up with Lyall Thomas, the Fulham reporter for West London Sport, to take a look at Sunday's final game of the season…Thirteen years in the top flight has come to an end. It's certainly been an enjoyable journey in Fulham's history? There's definitely plenty of memories for Fulham supporters to look back on but I'm sure most of them would swap it all to stay in the Premier League. It's been a tumultuous season that has ended in disaster and heartbreak. I'm not sure how philosophical one can be about Fulham's relegation and their previous 13-year stay in the division when there have been a number of questionable decisions made by the club over the course of the season that have arguably contributed to their downfall.Looking back at the previous meeting in October, you must be impressed with Palace's turnaround? The turnaround says much about the chasm in Premier League experience between Ian Holloway and Tony Pulis. The latter, for me, was unlucky to be sacked by Stoke – seemingly let go based on a style-of-play issue – and so his ability to organise and inspire players to pick up points and win games in the Premier League is invaluable, as we've all seen.Should Tony Pulis be given the manager of the year award? He's certainly a candidate, in my opinion. If you look through the list of managers in the Premier League, there aren't that many you can say have done a fantastic job this year. In the limited time Pulis has been in charge, you can safely say he has made a real difference and really improved Crystal Palace, and for that reason he is definitely in the top-three along with Brendan Rodgers and Steve Bruce.Is Pajtim Kasami's strike at Selhurst Park your Fulham goal of the season pick? Possibly, although Ashkan Dejagah has scored a couple of scorchers within the last month or so which have arguably taken place at much more crucial and high-pressure times of the season.

Which player(s) should Palace look out for on Sunday? Dejagah is an attacking threat, while Lewis Holtby has creative quality, and if Hugo Rodallega has recovered from the illness that kept him out of the defeat at Stoke, then he will hope to pick up his recent good form.

And finally, a score prediction? Fulham have been left shell-shocked by their relegation. I'm going for a 2-0 Palace victory.

Fulham v Crystal Palace: Cottagers are shell-shocked by relegation, but Eagles must beware the man who moves like Dejagah


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