Injury news to start us off this Friday and it’s good news all around. Firstly Gael Clichy is on his way back after suffering a broken foot. He says “I hope that I can be back in the next week, or maybe two weeks’ time. I am looking forward to playing again and helping the team.”
There’s no real news about Ashley Cole who picked a thigh strain when he made his comeback from the same injury. AS well as that Sol Campbell is going to be out for 2 or 3 weeks with an ankle injury, ruling him out of the Madrid game. I can’t say I’m upset although any hopes of getting him fit between now and the end of the season get slimmer and slimmer, unlike his waistline. Hopefully though we’ll have Kolo back soon and if Gilbert and the left backs can get themselves fit then we’ve got enough quality to cope in his absence. And even if he was fit you have to question if his head is right to play for us at the moment.
I did like Hamburg’s admission that they met Alexander Hleb by accident and that ‘it was only for a drink’. Sort of like a man going to meet his mistress getting spotted by his wife’s sister or best friend and claiming the same when he got home. “Honest, love, it was just a drink. We were discussing work related matters and Excel spreadsheet formulas. I promise.”
Not much else happening this morning. The usual Friday press conference should provide some stories post lunch and with our good friends Bolton on this weekend’s agenda there’ll be plenty to talk about.
Last day of the week, first full week in the new office, probably calls for a pint or two after work, don’t you think?