The boys of Revenge, historically not known for their fast starts, have blasted out of the gate with 2 straight impressive wins. Their 5-0 win over Intifada and their 4-2 road win against Shabby marks 2 straight wins over teams that finished in the top 4 last season. Additionally, Revenge have succeeded in advancing to the 4th round of this year’s America’s Cup.
Next up are this year’s upstarts, Primrose FC. Primrose is a very dangerous squad with an unpredictable manager that likes to use different formations. Osman88 (despite the universally despised numbers at the end of his name) is a very capable manager that I have had dealings with in the past in another Federation. His competitive bent is second only to mine, and he is undoubtedly thirsty to prove his worth against the reigning champions.
We must be wary of their capabilities, since they have 2 players that are members of their countries’ National Teams on their roster. WE cannot take them lightly.
2 injuries in last night’s Cup match didn’t help things either – Cote might be back for Sunday night’s match, but new arrival Greg Shearer won’t be available until the road match at Cleveland.
As for the Cup match, it should be an eminently winnable game. However, last night’s game against the Bulletheads proved to be more of a struggle than it needed to be. The manager’s drunken blatherings of “hit ’em in the middle” were taken by the team as “Attack in the Middle”, which almost proved to be their downfall. After the match, the manager bleated that “the middle” that he was talking about was the net, not the pitch. Chalk another one up to luck.