Away and Sailing

February 17, 2010

These Champions League away legs, at the knockout stage, are not about defence.

Porto will keep this game tight, 0-0 aint the worst result for a home side in the 1st leg.  Not conceding the away goal can take a team a long way in this compettion.

The 2nd leg’s are always far more open, goals tend to proliferate them… and both sides usually get on the scoresheet.

Tonight, Gallas is not a huge miss… we want an open game, we want them to think they can get at our defence, thus allowing us to counter strike.

Walcott will play tonight, he must play.

His pace on the break will get us that elusive away goal, the away goal that will help us through to meet Manure in the quarters.

Help from the big guy!

Theo is so due a good game, he has not become the bad player many now believe him to be overnight.

He must be close to full fitness and sharpness following another prolonged injury break… the time is now!

The lad is a serious weapon in our Arsenal.