Friday 27 January 2023 Eastlands USA “TV”: ESPN+ 3pm ET I have to admit it’s a little hard to get up for this particular match, given that this “little” cup competition is now simply a distraction or a liability in our somehow-miraculously-we-find-ourselves-with-much-bigger-fish-to-fry season. Psychologically I’m prepared to lose this one, say goodbye to this tournament, and hand over my thread duties. (ask me again during the match though!) BUT something tells me Arteta has a lot less apathy than me. Going up against his old boss/guru is probably fuel enough for Super Mik. Not to mention, that this is the first of the 3 times we face them in the next 3 months, and those next 2 matches are absolutely vital for frying up that big fish. So it’s our first chance to truly demonstrate our mettle against the behemoth petro club. And I have a hunch we’re gonna see something a little closer to our standard XI than we did for Oxford! I see no team news as of this time, so let’s hope we’re still at least as healthy as we were a week ago. Not just for this match but more importantly the EPL & UEL matches that follow. coyg!?