Following the despair of last Saturday and the sheer ridiculousness of the FA charging SWP with violent misconduct whilst turning a blind eye to Boswinga's assault on Benayoun (not to mention Tranaldo's transgressions against Spurs and Stoke), Mark Hughes welcomes Gareth Southgate's smog-inflcited mob to the City of Manchester Stadium.
Shay Given is likely to make his debut following his much-anticipated transfer from Boro's barcoded North East neighbours. The other January signings of Craig Bellamy and Nigel De Jong will continue to add some much needed steel to the side and it is hoped that Wayne Bridge will soon eradicate the sloppy defensive errors that have cost us a goal in each of his two appearances so far.
The Smoggies come to Eastlands on the back of some truly shocking form and find themselves sharing the foot of the table with West Brom, having lost four and drawn two of their last six games. They have also lost their last five away, so now's the time to re-mortgage the house and put it all on Boro leaving SportCity with three points!!
mcfcUAE will be meeting as usual from 4pm onwards at the Players' Lounge in Bur Dubai's Country Club Hotel to watch this match live on the main screen with full English commentary. The day's other fixtures include Blackburn Vs Villa, Chelsea Vs Hull and WBA Vs Newcastle at 7pm, and Portsmouth Vs Liverpool at 9.30pm.
See you there.
See you there.