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Jol delighted with Fulham victory after fireworks nightmare!

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits he feared a flat performance for victory at West Bromwich Albion after the previous night's fireworks!

The Cottagers were housed in a hotel in the middle of Birmingham and were kept awake by the celebrations which heralded the start of 2013.

Jol said: "Probably the best fireworks were yesterday at 12 o'clock in front of my hotel!

"That was annoying. I said we needed a quiet hotel and it was unbelievable. There were 2,000 people in front of my window!

"I think it kept the players up too so I was worried. At first I thought it was fans, but it wasn't.

"To then get a win under our belts the next day, on the first of January, is fantastic.

"It was typical English! Unbelievable celebrations for 15 or 20 minutes then everybody goes home and shoots off and it's quiet after 30 minutes!

"I was in a penthouse suite at the Hyatt Hotel. The next time we'll go to the Moat House where I lived for seven months when I was younger (as an Albion player)!"

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