Friday, 24 April 2009

S-Pulse v Kashiwa (Preview)

Reysol are in town (and staying down the road)

After last Sunday's derby debacle nothing, and I mean nothing, but three points is acceptable against the team which replaced Jubilo at the foot of the table.

In what are promising to be challenging conditions, errors could play a bigger part than normal in the outcome, (Yes, Nishibe, I'm looking at you) but there are two things which must be achieved tomorrow. Number one: Johnsen - score a goal. Number two, three points for the home team.

As for team news, there are no new injuries to worry about at least, but we'll have to wait and see if Kenta fields the same eleven as last Sunday. Nagai is fit and available, Paulo is still warming the bench rather too much. I'm no manager, but for what it's worth, here's my tuppence worth: Kaito is fit, Nishibe is a liability - Kenta, sort it.

Well over 14000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow, but how many will brave the weather remains to be seen. If you're heading up to 'Daira, don't forget your waterproofs, it's going to be wet!

Before I sign off, after a traumatic week for us all, a message to the team from the UK Ultras:

S-Pulse is our religion, Nihondaira is our temple. The Kop is our alter, our faith unwavering and eternal. Despite Sunday, we'll be back giving 100% for our team and our city. Make us proud - bring us three points and send us to the top five.



Fuz said...

Well... I wouldn't mind if Johnsen didn't score a goal but at least set one up, or actually looked like a useful / vital member of the team.

And yes, for the love of God, get Kaito back in the goals.

Sorry not to be making it tomorrow... but at least I have a solid reason!

Barry said...

Fuz, good news: I just checked and the game is live on SBS tomorrow.

This also means if I get too wet I can always watch it on my phone from inside the stand. :-D