You would think that the Gods are against us by allowing UEFA to pit Astra Giurgiu of Romania – the champions of the country.
Last season we didn’t do too well against them and this is not an easy test, sandwiched between games with the likes of Chelsea, B’mouth and City.
I think that this is going to be a sterner test than last year against a club that was gunning for a Champions League spot this term. And we will need all the heads on with the likes of Payet, Carroll and whatever multi-million pound striker we are meant to land to get us through the tie.
It will also be a test of the strength of the squad as well. Whilst some will state that the League is more important, I think that a good European run will give the lads a taste for some more…….
Let’s see – Slaven really does need to put out full strength sides against this opposition as they should not be taken lightly at all.