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Friday, 4 July 2008

Consadore Sapporo v S-Pa (Preview)

After S-Pulse's midweek jaunt up to Kashima comes an even longer journey up to Hokkaido. For the first time in six years our opponents are the J. League's most northern team Consadore Sapporo. Before the fixtures came out in February, the UK Ultras were all fully intending to make this game, but falling as and when it does it just wasn't possible. A couple of the UKU's extended family will be there, but we'll be holed up in front of the big screen at the Shimizu branch of the S-Pulse Dream House chain. With draft beer on sale, it's the nearest you get to watching a game down the pub!

Consadore are languishing in the drop zone at 17th with a minus 15 goal difference. They've only won three all season and with only one draw we've got to be looking for three points. We've got Kobe at home next week which should also be good for a win, so all being well, we could be up to 5th or 6th in a couple of weeks. Now watch as we crash and burn to inferior opposition and wind up in the relegation zone! Nah, bollocks - we're gonna turn them both over and sort out our dodgy goal difference in the process! WE BELIEVE!