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Stoke City v SUFC : Pre match thoughts


Feb 21, 2006
Eastwood, the posh part of Rayleigh..
Well, after Tuesday nights outstanding win against Birmingham I see no reason why we can't go on and bag all three points at The Britannia Stadium.

With all the conjecture about Freddy and whether he'll go or stay during the transfer window finally over we, hopefully, might see him finding his goalscoring boots again during the run in to the end of the season.

IMO the inclusion of Foran in the squad for Saturday can only be good news, if for no other reason than that he gives Tilly more options out wide and provides competition for places. I know nothing about the lad but as soon as he pulls on a Blues shirt he'll have my 100% support.

The back line for Blues should see the return of Sodje. A big plus I feel as he has without doubt been one of our most consistent players this season and a rock in the center of defence.

As for Stoke City, well, they have made a number of signings during the transfer window - Lee Hendrie, Salif Diao, Andy Griffin, Liam Lawrence and Rory Delap - How many of those will get a run out is anyone's guess but if he does then Hendrie is the one most likely to cause us problems. At 30 he may be getting on a a bit now but his experience at this level and higher will I'm sure pay dividends for The Potters.

In short, with confidence definitely on the up another three points on Saturday is definitely achievable and would be the ideal tonic to take into the QPR game on the 9th.

Keep the faith, we're on the up.