Conference, Southport – Lincoln  1 @ 2,35  5/10

Lincoln is 4 place above but just one point more. Just is Chalmers (mf 4/0) out for Southport but this is pick based on away injury problms:

The injury crisis engulfing Lincoln City could deprive them of nine first team players for tomorrow’s trip to Southport.
Already without captain Gary Mills (mf 18/0), Mo Fofana (mf 12/0), Peter Gilbert (df 10/0) and Rob Duffy (att 3/0), Jake Sheridan (illness, mf 24/0) and Scott Garner (knee, df 6/0) were added to the casualty list at the weekend.

So with bad form, without victory ion last 4 games they cannot be optimistic after all problems and Lincoln boss David Holdsworth describe his preparations as “chaotic”.

“It is an absolute nightmare,” he said.
“We are already without a number of first team players while Jake and Scott picked up injuries at the weekend.
“But that’s not the only problem, illness has been a worry too.
“I could be without nine players for Southport which would severely have an impact on us.
“But we’ll go up there patched up and whatever team I put out I expect them to give it a real go.”

Friendly International, South Africa vs  Norway  1 @ 2,1 3/10
Bafana Bafana is very near start of African Cup of Nations (19.1 have first game with Cape Verde) so there is no space for soem experiments. Now is also important resault because of winning mentality and self confidence.
Dean Furman was rested for the final session on Monday, 7 January. The midfielder joined camp on Sunday, 6 January after playing in an third round FA Cup tie for his club Oldham Athletic in England on Saturday (5 January). The coach will select from all available players who have all been given a clean bill of health apart from Furman.
On the other side ‘just friendly game’ for Norway. Only is Ardian Gashi in Helsingborg (Sweden), all other players are from domestic league. True, some of them haw lot international expirience like Bjørn Helge Riise (30/1), Erik Huseklepp (30/7), Espen Ruud (26/0) but 7 called up players are without international expirience and will debut today. Also two players with 1 cap, 3 players with 2 caps so i must take bet on hosts because of motivation, expirience, they are in competitive rythm and home field of course, fans expect resautl on AFCON. Also Norway will get chance to all 19 players in this game (hosts probably not because as i said no time for lot experiments and resault is also important for them)  Continue reading

31/7

Oldham (Eng) – Manchester City (Eng)

Premier League champions at Boundary Park

Paul Dickov is relishing the prospect of Latics taking on the best as Premier League champions Manchester City visit Boundary Park tonight.City have yet to confirm their side, but Latics’ manager expects some of their stars to feature.City are currently on tour in the Far East, but their Euro 2012 players were given extra time off.Dickov said: “This is the biggest test of our pre-season as they don’t come any bigger than the Premier League champions.

“I would expect some of their top players will feature so it will be a fantastic test for us, both fitness wise and tactically how we deal with them.”

This is the penultimate friendly before the competitive action kicks off against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup on Monday, August 13th.

And Dickov expects his players to up the ante as the competition for places intensifies.He said: “It is up to everyone to impress me as the team will be picked on merit.”There are two friendlies left for all the players to show me what they can do.”

..for city probably will play (maybe not frome begining) players from Euro (which didnt traveled in asia).. Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, James Milner, Gareth Barry and Emmanuel Adebayor  (maybe even David Silva, Edin Džeko and Gareth Barry)
They had longer rest because of Euro2012..

AFC Wimbledon (Eng) – Preston (Eng)

Terry Brown (Wimbledon)says that pre-season will step-up a gear for his first-teamers against Preston North End tomorrow night.

The Dons boss has experimented with youngsters during our friendlies so far, but he says that getting 90 minutes into those who will start the season at Stevenage in two weeks’ time is now crucial.

“I need to get to a situation where I am giving 90 minutes to the 11-14 players who will be regulars,” Terry said. “Preston will offer me a chance to do that. We have mixed younsters in with the seniors and at any given time during our friendlies we have had at least six or seven young players in the squads. They are players with no experience of men’s football whatsoever. Some of the yougsters have acquitted themselves well, but Preston offers us a chance to concentrate on the first-team.”

The Lilywhites (Preston) will head to the country’s capital in buoyant mood following their 1-0 win over Greek side AEK Athens last Saturday courtesy of winger Jeffery Monakana’s late strike.

It was arguably North End’s strongest pre-season performance, and the Dons will provide a different type of test for Graham Westley’s side.

Team News
Tough tackling midfielder Jack King looks likely to miss Preston’s trip down south due to an ankle injury sustained in the first half against AEK.

John Welsh and winger David Amoo will be hoping for a return to action, but striker Lee Trundle will definitely be out with a knee injury.

Campeonato Brasileiro B » America RN – Barueri -1ah AmericaRN @ 1,74

After great form America won just once in last 5. But theat’s because of away games, at home they are very strong (6-1-0). Two defenders are suspended, Cleber and Edson Rocha but they they strenght squad with defender Rodrigao and midfielder Nethino (both can play).
Gremio is one of worst teams in league, just one win in 13 rounds, just 6 points and just 9 goals scored. In last 15 games they won just once (and it was worst team Ipatinga). Important defender Leonardo injured, mf Dionisio suspended while Ronaldo Angelim, another important defender, left club.
2nd best home team vs poor team, por away and must go 3000 km for this game..home win will be, i belive with hendicep