Preview 22nd Match vs Floriana Published on: 02-03-2012

Our next game, the last of the fist phase a game that all of us will be waiting for, the derby against our rivals Floriana. We are currently in the first place, while Floriana are in the third place, with Valletta having a 13 points advantage. This game is of double importance, the first is to start with a 3 point advantage in the second phase, and the second relates the fact that this match is the most awaited by our supporters.

Floriana are coming from three matches without a win, they lost against Mosta and drew the other two matches against Balzan and Hibernians respectively. On the other hand our last three matches were very positive and we won all three games with convincing scores, 5-2 against M'Xlokk, 4-1 against Birkikara and 2-0 against Balzan. Our last encounter with Floriana takes us back to the 23rd of last October, which we won with a sole goal by our Italo/Brazilian William Barbosa.

Our boys are totally focused on this match and looking forward for this kind of battle. Our coach Jesmond will be having all the players available for this match and will be surely fielding the strongest eleven on the day. On the other hand Floriana will surely try to give us a hell of a day as this game means for them too. Midfielder Christian Cassar will be missing from Floriana's squad, as he got out injured from their last encounter against Hibernians. They got stronger in their posts as with the inclusion of their new goalkeeper which is very strong especially in the air. With all these things on Floriana, we are looking forward to bring with us back home nothing less than 3 points.

One last word to you our beloved supporters who I am sure, will be present at Ta Qali in numerous amounts next Sunday.
As usual as soon as I go out of the tunnel I look behind me and ensure that all of you are there behind us. We rely and depend on your support and love for the club, so please make sure that you give us the necessary help as you always did. It is of the most important that we avoid any hefty fines and this should be our item number one on this game's agenda. On behalf of all the staff and players I wish to thank you all for your support and for loving FORZA VALLETTA FC.