The Ladies are in Liverpool today to for their last fixture in the Womens Super League, a win will ensure they create history and win the first ever trophy of this league.
The home fixture between the two sides saw a comfortable 3-0 victory for the Ladies but their manager Laura Harvey has warned her side against complacency!
We currently sit top of the league and destiny is in our own hands – only they can fluff it up now but these players don’t tend to do that very often, unlike the men.
Harvey spoke to afc.com:
We’ve done our job in the last two games now and we’ve got one more left to go. Liverpool will be tough and they’ll be out to scalp us and we know that. We will have to perform well on the day.
The outcome is in our own hands and that always has to be the plan,If we go on and win the title from here we would have done it through our own merit. No one can punish us now but ourselves.
Good luck to them, kick off is at 2pm UK time but annoyingly ESPN aren’t covering this one today, instead they have decided to show a potentially boring match from The Premier League.
Sky Sports however are covering what could potentially be a cracker from The Premier League and after a confidence building win in the week, I don’t think the home side will truly believe this will be a rollover in their favour.
No doubt you have all read the story by now about how we are about to sign AS Monaco striker Park Chu-Young. The 26-year-old was due to move away from Monaco and sign for Lille but it seems our manager has nipped in and secured his services. Speculation was rife that he travelled to London yesterday for a medical.
Well, late last night Le Grove broke the news that he has signed and that he will be wearing the Number 9!! The rest of that post makes interesting reading as well and we could be in for a good few days….
As yet, nothing has been announced on afc.com…
Back to today:
Lansbury, Miquel, Traoré, Coquelin, Oğuzhan Özyakup and Sunu are travelling to OT today according to Young Guns as Vermaelen, Djourou and Sagna face late fitness tests – my money is on all three being fit!
Should that be the case we are still without Gervinho, Frimpong and Song who are all paying their penance for naughty tackles, Wilshere and Gibbs are both still missing through injury…
Oh, Squilli and Nik are both out injured too, although I think they are busy hunting for a new club…
We want Cahill, Bolton need a defender – surely they’d loved Squilli.
That’s a fair amount of players out but we’ll still give them a battle I hope and if we can come away with something, it would be heck of a result….
Manchester United have a few injuries too, Fergie has said that Rio Ferdinand and Antonio Valencia are ‘training well’, while Nemanja Vidic is out for a month and Rafael will miss even longer with his dislocated shoulder – so no Vidic and no Ferdinand and let’s not forget they have a young goal keeper who is always good for an error or two..
Shoot on sight and someone has to be ready for anything he spills… He’s tall so keep the shots low, that’s where he seems vulnerable at the moment, he’s under a bit of pressure, lets help build that pressure.
Kos and Vermaelen seemed to have clicked and Szcznesy is in great form, Nani will find Sagna a different proposition at left back than the departed Clichy who he used to make look silly and Jenkinson will have a tough afternoon up against Ashley Young but I’m betting on our young defender to win that battle.
Last time we played them in the league, Wilshere and Ramsey bossed the midfield and won the battle on the day, we need another performance like that today, firstly from Ramsey and secondly, from whoever partners him in Jack’s absence.
Will it be Djourou, will it be Rosicky, will it be Coquelin??
If we can win that battle again today, we’ll be half way there, then it’s down to Walcott and RvP to bury their chances..
Another spirited display like we saw on Wednesday and a win today is not impossible, especially if Howard Webb leaves his AON shirt at home……
Looking forward to it??