I can only apologize to those calling in to taste Stew’s normal breakfast feast. He has been tied up with real life stuff and you are stuck with me.
It’s a tea-time game in the land of the Orcs. A fixture that we normally come away from battered, bruised and short of points. They really don’t like us up there, ever since Aaron Ramsey made Shawcross cry and his Mum had to pick him up from the ground, so upset was he with Ramsey who broke his own leg and blamed poor little Ryan.
I have no doubt that the usual roughhouse tactics will be rolled out by their very unlikeable manager, Mark Hughes.
We will have to be physically and mentally strong because you know if we go in with similar tactics we will soon find ourselves a man or two short.
This being our 3rd game in quick succession and a 4th coming on Tuesday I have no idea what team Arsene will put out. But regardless of the personnel, we have no option but try to win. A win will put pressure on Liverpool and it really is the last chance saloon.
I’m sure it will be 3 at the back, but which 3? No idea.
So all in all I’m not much help really. I just hope the game is fair and free from controversy.If we can’t win, let it be because we didn’t play well enough.
I have to say, despite everything, I’m quietly confident.
Enjoy the game and keep the faith.