United face their old rivals the Coleraine scum, tomorrow night at the Showgrounds for the fourth time this season and so far we have tasted nothing but defeat and disappointment. By the law of averages (if such a thing exists), surely we are due a victory over them, but only if we are up for it.
The last match hinged on a blatant penalty appeal turned down for us and the scum broke and scored the winning goal when our concentration lapsed, a vital mistake. The ref tomorrow night KK (Keith Kennedy), is nearly nearly as bad as the ref on that occasion, Ross Dunlop. KK incidentally was the ref in United's last home game, who gave a penalty to Linfield, but it was a doubtful decision to say the least.
But we digress, the result is in our power, the ref we can't do anything about, but if we put in the effort, we should be good enough to get a result. JT, is still suspended so he won't be available for selection, but on the plus side, Tony and Captain Jimer, are available and our defence should be at full strength.
Will our manager stick with Buckets in goal, we want to know? He was less than impressive against the Ducks last time out, but Fergie turns a blind eye to all his clangers and they have been many. Its the last chance for the Sky Blues to pick up league points before they begin a series of six games, four of them against top teams that will take us up to the dreaded split.
Its a well known phrase that managers trot out continually, that they are no easy games in this league, for everybody is capable of beating any team. But they rarely do and the rich get richer and the poor, as Christ famously is reported to have said, are always with us and always will be, but we can change that, if we are truly United.
But it will take a supreme effort if we are to pull it off and so far this season we haven't shown the consistency to be able to pull it off. But we have got to start somewhere and against our greatest derby rivals will be the best time to begin. They're going through a bad patch and we must strive to make it worse for them, so lets shag those ewes from Windy hall!