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How Will The African Nations Cup Affect Us?

How Will The African Nations Cup Affect Us?

After reading about Dikgacoi's intent to leave the club on loan and also with the talk about the African Nations Cup intensifying, my thoughts turned to how the competition would affect the team.

As we know, we only have two players going to the competition, John Pantsil and Dickson Etuhu. Pantsil playing for Ghana and Etuhu for Nigeria.

Even though John Pantsil has become an integral part of our back four, I am actually not too worried about his leaving. Stephen Kelly has looked capable enough to fill in during his few appearances so far, Chris Baird has previous at right back and there is always Fredrik Stoor, anyone remember him?

Dickson Etuhu going away for a month though is my main worry and not for a standard reason. In my opinion, Etuhu and Murphy is by far our strongest midfield partnership but Baird has done brilliantly of late and Greening has at least seemed decent enough whilst filling in. My worry for Etuhu is that he won't play in the competition. Nigeria have a strong side, Etuhu has barely any caps and has been injured for a while which means his selection to start games is less likely and we need Dickson to come back to London fighting fit and ready to play.

I don't think we will be too affected and we should get through the month in similar fashion to how the last 18 months have gone and hopefully both Pantsil and Etuhu don't get injured!


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Writer:Alex
Date:Tuesday December 15 2009
Time: 4:54PM

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we should be ok and there is always the transfer window roy will know what he needs
truth sayer ffc
15/12/2009 17:11:00
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Not terribly confident in Kelly. Not confident in Baird, at all. He's played well of late, but not at fullback. I'd rather have Stoor. Also, I read that Dikgacoi is claiming that he did not make any remarks regarding his desire to leave. Not sure what to believe at this point.
Teddy_KGB
15/12/2009 18:01:00
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yeah, kelly doesn't blow me away... and i really don't like baird at right back... if stoor could play, that would be great... in the middle, etuhu has left a big hole, and dikgacoi will be gone too, so he can't even replace him... that will be interesting, but mostly we should hope that no one gets hurt... that's is the biggest worry...
woodysweats
15/12/2009 18:46:00
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glad to see Alex back - where's he been?
Al Billy
15/12/2009 20:10:00
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to basel and back maybe
truth sayer ffc
16/12/2009 20:20:00
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looks like we'll escape relatively easy then!
Al Billy
18/12/2009 20:40:00
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