What a game Saturday
Thoughts going in... They are the one side in this division who drive me mad. Identity problem. Claridge for me has just constantly been in search of a formula. Personally, I think they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They always give me the impression they are somewhat statue-esque. A team of Harry Maguire's. I think they need a re-boot. They are the one side, I compare ourselves to most when we are down. In better times, the one side I look to set the standard and hang onto their coat-tails. An utter enigma.
So many questions as to who will start for them its farcical and yet so significant. Diaz, central or out wide. He does deliver a decent cross. Potential problems for them down the left and the skipper out suspended. A lot to take on board.
I envisage a game, similar to our first encounter. Not the Corks goal, the second, for me giving an indication of what we have do. I think our game is actually suited for this encounter. A typical Hendon away-day performance against a side
of whom have taken the lead just once in seven home games. The die is cast. They will expect a response to Yate midweek. Both teams need to start getting results. I think our pace and significantly, our mobility can come out on top - providing we defend well. Dealing with crosses, - is Quba back? What is our partnership. We have our own personnel quandaries. Carvallho and Brooks are pivital, Sean for me our most consistent player to date and Hamza improving by the week. I fancy us. Fascinating encounter. The timing feels good. We have to live upto expectations.
Feeling confident going in.