The Sky Blues make their last trip to Stankmore Park (not that's not a misprint, it is really is Stank More),this season and maybe if results can go the right away, with any luck, two or three seasons or maybe never again. As a result of our last match we wouldn't be at all surprised if Spike said same again in terms of team selection. But maybe with Cookie and Ross Black having served their one game ban, he will want to restore them to his defence. We don't envisage the pitch at Stankmore being much improved and it will be on a par with that at Celtic Park on Saturday past and it was nice to see our boys play some football on that cabbage patch. We look forward to seeing Elvis trying more 'susans' and scoring a few goals into the bargain.
If Spike does continue with the 4,3,3 formation he seems to favour, it will mean Rory Carson keeping the bench warm as he did on Saturday. Young Jamie D seemed a bit perturbed when he was substituted in Saturday's game, but if he gets a start tomorrow he has the chance to prove the manager wrong for withdrawing him. It would be hard luck on Archie and Dickie Vauls if they didn't start tomorrow, but since Spike took over, they are only squad players, not the 'on every week' players when Roy Walker was at the helm. Spike and his henchmen have transformed the United defence into a cohesive unit and they did it by recruiting one player, Johnny Taylor. They've also managed to get the best out of Captain Jenks, who promised much under Walker, but delivered not a lot, but now starting to show real class.
It's not going to be easy against the Dung, Darren 'bionic knee' Murphy will have them all fired up and our boys will have to keep their discipline and their heads. But we should have too much firepower for them, through leading scorer Cutch, Alan D and Elvis (not forgetting Susan). We're afraid Ally Teggert didn't show enough when he come on as a sub on Saturday to cement a starting role and we at 'Sport are disappointed to see a player like him lose his form so drastically. During the first half of our season his wing play and Cutch scoring were the only two shining lights we had. But while Cutch has kept scoring, Ally's form has dipped dramatically and we miss him with his incisive free-kicks and corners. It was nice to see Jordan Baker back earlier than expected but he has his work cut out dislodging any of our front three. So it all systems go for three points and if Carrick pick up a win at Seaview the dung will be flying at the Dung Heap, come Sky Blues, let's shag those chickens farmers!