Preview 16th Match vs Hibernians Published on: 06-01-2012

After the festive season break, the premier league continues with a big match between us the absolute leaders and the second place team from the south, Hibernians FC.
In our last encounter we defeated the newly promoted Mosta FC and from the other side our rivals Hibernians had a surprise loss with Balzan Youths. This was Hibernians first defeat of the season, which came exactly before the Christmas stop and ended the year 2011 with Valletta FC sole leaders with a clear six point margin.

When taking a look at the table right now, we can see that we are first with 40 points, following us in second place are the Southsiders, Hibernians with 34 points and Floriana third with 30 points. Sliema and Birkirkara are sharing the fourth place with 23 points.

By winning this direct encounter tomorrow, the gap will increase to nine points. Some are saying that with nine points lead the league will be closed! Not true! Even if we win this game nothing will be closed as one has to remember that in the second phase the points will be deducted in half, so the nine points will then become five. Whatever the result will be we have to keep the pace and continue winning and collecting points.

Our squad this week trained in a very calm and good environment. We are all aware of the importance of this game, and I am pretty sure that the lads are all ready for the battle.
Rodrick Briffa is still doubtful as he is recovering from a fractured rib injury that he got in the match against Mosta. On the other side, we will be welcoming back after slight injuries Ian Azzoppardi and Dyson Falzon. Yesterday evening we signed the Burkina Faso International defender Saidou Mady Panadetigiuri, but we are still waiting for his clearance to arrive. All the other players are ready for this game and hoping to bring back home all the points of this game.

As always we will relay on your support and I am waiting to see all of you giving us the 100% support to our beloved players. You will be yet again the twelfth player and together we are invincible.

Thank you for your support.