Ah man, I’m sure I read somewhere this was a 5pm kick-off.
It’s not and it’s a rare 3pm kick-off, which means I probably won’t get to see it.
My AVTV subscription and extras is beginning to look a waste of time, but I’m quite happy for games to be played at the proper time, even if it means it’s my loss.
I’m up for this game, as a fan, but let’s look at the script.
Squad news first and the big news is that Grealish is ruled out.
That, on the face of it might seem like a big miss, but I’m actually intrigued to see how we work without him.
I honestly believe that the team does not revolve around Jack, as much as I rate him.
Indeed, I believe that Jack can work against us, in slowing the game down too much at times.
I’m ready for egg on my face, don’t worry.
Henri Lansbury (hamstring), Neil Taylor (hamstring), Birkir Bjarnason (groin), James Bree and Mile Jedinak are all out.
Given that most of these are what I perceive as goners, come the winter window, I’m not scared about this either.
Adomah is a doubt, which is more of a concern to my mind.
I like the bloke and the way he plays the game.
Stoke look in good nick, at a quick glance, not that I’m bothered.
Cutting to the quick then and it’s just a feeling.
Stoke are going well.
They are unbeaten in eight games and haven’t been been beaten away since September the 1st.
I don’t care about all that rubbish.
They’re going to meet a proper team tomorrow.
And we’re going to beat them 3-1.
Purely because they won’t be able to live with the way we play.
We’ll blitz them, simple.
The faith is very strong.
Please let it be so.