So the Greeks are here in the big city, but I don’t expect them to have a smashing time tonight. Tonight will be a game full of goals, our goals and a big win!
No Nik as he decided to take part in a Grand Prix on Sunday morning and came off the track on the first bend – twit!
No Theo as he is playing behind closed doors against an Olympiacos second string and no Denilson as he has a fracture in his back and is out for two months.
Theo and Nik should be ready for the weekend, so all is not so bad.
Ave will enjoy watching the opposition tonight; they play with a big Vodafone label on the front of their shirts!! 😛
So who are the opposition?
Olympiacos are one of the big three football clubs in Greece and are one of four teams that have never been relegated from the first division. They are one of the most successful Greek clubs, having won thirty-seven League titles, twenty-four Greek Cups and three Greek Super Cups, more titles than any other Greek team in European competitions; they have reached the quarter-finals twice, in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League and the 1992–93 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
In 2007/08 they reached the last 16 in the CL; but were knocked out by The Chavs after losing 3-0 in London.
The only players I have heard of who play for them is Matt Derbyshire and Olof Mellburg, the rest sound something like the owner of the Launderette in Eastenders 😉 😉
They are managed by Zico – fondly known as ‘The White Pele’ so I don’t think we will see a No9 bus parked, it should be an open game, free flowing with plenty of goals.
This is the night (mind you I say that every match day) that we score a few, Eduardo, Van Persie, Arshavin will all hit the back of the net, the usual Vermaelan header, and I fancy Cesc…. to score one as well.
I reckon with Nik out we just may go back to a 4-4-2
And if I was picking the team:-
Sagna Gallas Vermaelan Clichy/Gibbs
Arshavin Fabregas Song Rosicky
Van Persie Eduardo