Well all eyes on our Europa strategy now paying dividends then. Stoke, if one casts a steely eye upon the Barclay’s Premier League table sit 11 points behind us in 10th. A win should not be a foregone conclusion, but we have to be favourites.
We’re playing some football that’s very easy on the eye. And for adrenalin junkies and TV producers looking for highlight clips even our failed attempts on goal are good viewing.
There was I am told, some some last minute medicals yesterday. What this means I can’t tell you because I don’t know. But I suspect that King isn’t playing or we would have been told that he was. I’ll also have a guess that van der Vaart will at least be on the bench. His injury scares aren’t scaring me any more. I get the feeling he winces more often than I make typos.
Prediction? Azza will be sporting gloves is worse than even money.
If the team takes it’s lead from Pathe News Boy & Manu we’ll brave a bit of drizzle and a chill in the air and win by one, maybe even two. I’ll have a tickle at 0-2.