The famous Glens come to Ballymena tomorrow, with a relatively young team, but United will do well to treat them with respect, or we could end up with egg on our collective faces, for the second weekend running. There's rumours abounding about our talisman Cush struggling to be fit and Cookie Munster is considered doubtful, but if these players are fit, we won't be surprised to see our manager, Spike, name an unchanged team.
He seems reluctant to make changes, even with a diabolic display like last week at Fermanagh. Were he to start and single out those players that didn't give their all, we think he'd be left with only four players, we played that bad. But he's at the game long enough to realise the players didn't go out to have a bad game, but they forgot one of fundamentals, 'when you work hard, you get your just awards' and we didn't work hard as we could have.
The Sky Blue Sports team only hope that our heroes have learned a salutary lesson and one which they have filed away to be reminded of before the start of every game, the hard working ethic. Its a well known fact, that if you don't put your heart and soul into everything you do, the chances are that you'll get nothing out of it. Captain Jenks let us down last week (he wasn't the only one), but we expect more of him, he's played at a higher level, but his leadership was lacking.
Hopefully Fergie and the three baldies will have our boys up for the game tomorrow, they're playing for places in the team to face the scum next week, in the first derby game of this season and that should be incentive enough we think. We face another tough game tomorrow against a wily manager in, Eddie Patterson, who's seen it all and he will have his young team geared up for this, but we've got to be better. There will be no hiding place at the Showgrounds tomorrow, 'come on Sky Blues, lets shag those East Belfast sheep'!