Home sweet home

Thursday 13 June 2002

Fulham fans will have an unexpected last chance to bid farewell to Craven Cottage when the historic stadium hosts the club's second round home tie in the Intertoto Cup.

Fulham legend Johnny Haynes led the celebrations before the final Premiership home fixture against Leicester in April when the club played what was thought to be the last match in the Cottage's 105 year history.

But Fulham's qualification into this season's Intertoto Cup competition provides the opportunity for at least one more game to be played at the club's picturesque Thames-side venue.

If the team is successful it could also play a third round tie against Egaleo of Greece at Craven Cottage.

Fans will be offered the special price of £10 and £5 for concession for each of the two fixtures

Fulham's Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Langham, said: 'This is very exciting because the Intertoto Cup offers us a real chance of making progress into Europe.

'I am glad that the fans will have at least one more chance to support their team at Craven Cottage because there may be people who missed the Leicester game and the Cottage is such a special place with so many footballing memories over the years that it will be great to maintain that magical atmosphere for just a little longer.'

Fulham have announced plans to redevelop the Craven Cottage site into a state-of-the-art all-seater stadium for the start of the 2004/05 season.

The full press release appears on the website and has been issued to the press today.