Wednesday, August 27, 2008

FC Midtjylland Vs MCFC - The Locker Room Thursday 28th Aug K.O. 6.25pm

Following on from Sunday's terrific win against West Ham, City take on world-renowned Danish giants FC Midtjylland on Thursday in the UEFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round, 2nd leg, as they seek to overturn a potentially disastrous 1-0 defeat from the home leg at Eastlands. Let's just hope our European dream doesn't come crashing to an end before it's even started!

The Blues will be without inspirational new signing Vincent Kompany due to registration reasons, while Micah Richards will also be unavailable following his horrific clash of heads with Tal Ben Haim on Sunday. Richard Dunne returns from suspension, however, and our new talisman Jo is back from Beijing and vying for a place in the starting line-up.

For some unknown reason, this game kicks off at 3.25pm GMT in Herling, Denmark, which obviously causes all sorts of difficulties for the massed hordes of City fans wishing to watch this match in Dubai. With this in mind, I imagine most of you will just be heading to the nearest possible venue, but there will be representatives of MCFC Dubai in both The Players' Lounge in Bur Dubai (Chelsea/Country Club Hotel) and The Locker Room in Al Barsha (Golden Tulip Hotel) from 6pm.

So pick one of those (or anywhere else with Al Jazeera Sports +1) and get down to support the lads in their quest for European glory, as it may be the last opportunity we get!!