Date: 25th October 2012 at 9:45am
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Good morning.

Paternity leave eh? I noted that on this blog that responses of outrage toward my tongue in cheek ‘I’m Surprised He Didn’t Consider Adoption Given The Importance Of The Game’ piece were all from men. On Twitter the biggest moans and groans of disbelief that bailed on the Chelsea game were from women. Underlining what we all knew already: some girls are bigger than others.

“It is an indisputable fact that are the favourites, but Maribor will be a difficult opponent,” said the 24-year-old. “We are highly motivated and ready for this big match. We want to show the real ‘European’ Maribor.

The fans will be our 12th man and this will be an additional motivation. We want to get as many points as possible in the and our aim is to finish first or second in the group.”

Maribor coach Darko Milani

need to seriously step it up tonight. For a tournament that we’re supposed to be taking seriously we could do with performances to reflect it. I was furious after the last debacle. It’s not arrogance, I do not expect us to beat everyone 5-0, but I do expect us to at least have a proper go. Get stuck in and not look like a bunch of pansies killing time, waiting for the coach to the airport.

For those wanting a game with a bit of an edge to it, this could be just the ticket. The images here are what their lot get up to. Prediction? If we win by a goal I’ll be very happy. If the game is marred by prancing around like some wistful schoolgirl I’ll be very unhappy. What we need here is some steel.

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