26 October 2012

City Alerts - Sutton Utd.

TEAM NEWS for tomorrow's home league match against SUTTON UNITED, 3pm.

STEWART YETTON out with knee injury sustained while playing for Plymouth Parkway in Carlsberg South Western League last Friday. No fresh news this morning, but Yetsi has indicated out for several weeks. LEE HODGES out for probably two or three weeks - hamstring injury sustained in 1-0 defeat at Sutton United on Tuesday.

 DAN GREEN returns from suspension.
Lee on TRANSFER EMBARGO: "Not a quick fix. Possibly lifted by around Christmas."

On PROSPECTIVE NEW OWNERS Pete and Jason Masters, of L2 night club, and Philip Berryman, of A2B Taxis: "They're doing absolutely brilliantly - doing a really great job trying to get the club moving again in the right direction, and they really deserve the support of everyone. I just hope we get the numbers in for tomorrow's match and have a big and noisy crowd behind the boys, which makes such a difference."

On CHANCES OF AVOIDING RELEGATION: "It's a big, big ask. If we're just four or five points behind everyone by Christmas, and if the emargo is lifted and I can reinforce the squad, then we've got a realistic fighting chance - especially with the crowd behind us as our 12th man."
NEXT FIXTURES (both League). Tues, Oct 30, Farnborough away, 7.45 pm; Sat, Nov 03, AFC Hornchurch home, 3 pm.

HEARTFELT THANKS to all those of you who put kind words my way after the rather different City Alert that I issued on Sunday evening. I was still three-quarters zonked at that stage, after all the sleep-depriving drama and trauma of the previous few days, and on calmer reflection I did wonder whether I had done the right thing. I half-expected some emails along the lines of "Oi mate, we look to City Alerts for NEWS, not the eccentric ramblings of a half-asleep old git." Mercifully, no such email came my way. (There's still time.)

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