Teams: Aalesunds FK & Crystal Palace
WC qualifying: Czech Republic - Norway
At 20:15 CET today, this all important encounter will take place in Prague. Even if the Czech got a strong 1-0 win in Oslo, I don't think we can say that it's over yet. However, if the Norwegian team play anything like what they did at Ullevaal there will hardly be any point in even watching the match. What we need now is for the players to battle until they can hardly stand on their feet anymore. We also need to score. As strange as it may sound, it's better to go out with 1-1 or 2-2, than to chicken out, and go out with 0-0. We NEED to score, anything other than serious attempts at doing that is not acceptable.
Good luck to supporters of both teams, and may the best team go through. If the Czech win overall/today, I will be heartbroken if we tried very hard today, but just didn't make it, than if we don't try at all. However, it's better to be heartbroken in football when your team has tried hard, than to be careless after the players did a lousy job.