It’s Stoke up for us this weekend and Potters coach Mark O’Connor seems pretty confident of a result against us. I’m not going to knock him for that though because in all honesty, anyone would write us off after the way we played against Spurs last week.
A lot of O’Connor’s confidence though, seems to come from Terry’s sending off last weekend, with him believing Terry’s subsequent ban for this weekend could make all the difference, saying “I don’t think they’ve got other players of that ability. They’ve got players coming in of a good standard but I’m hoping they’ll miss him and that we can exploit that. By his standards he had quite a poor game against Spurs but he’s a top-class player.”
He wasn’t the only one who had a poor game against Spurs though and as I’ve said, it’s no wonder that with us and United to face, it’s our game he feels better about, stating “We can get something from one of those two games. There’s a belief within our squad that we can get something at Chelsea and therefore play a part in what’s going to happen.”
The trouble is, I’m worried he could be right.