Talking to the Opposition: Stevenage

    For tonight’s Capital One Cup game we spoke to Stevenage fan Catherine Gill (@catgill) about what we can expect this evening.

    When I last  watched you, in the 0-0 draw and then 3-1 loss to Tottenham last year,  you played some very nice football. Is that still the case?

    I think we are certainly getting better as a footballing side. We are trying to play it out from the back a bit more. With players like Freeman, our creativity comes more to the forefront. We would be silly not to utilise him. It also depends on the side we are playing, if we are up against huge players then you have to adapt your game plan.

    Can we expect to face your strongest team? If so, who will be your main threats and why?

    I would say so, at the minute we are trying to put a run together, as we haven’t had the easiest starts to the season. We won at the weekend and I know the manager and players will be keen for it to continue. I would say Freeman, Charles and Shroot (if he starts) are our main threats. Freeman is very creative and can make something happen out of nothing, Shroot always seems to find himself in the right place at the right time and Charles is a force to be reckoned with whether he plays up front, midfield or defence.

    Can we expect a decent travelling support for a Wednesday night game over 200 miles away?

    There should be a good turn out for the game – a Premier League tie is always appealing to clubs in lower divisions. The excitement has been building for some time now!

    Who do you think will trouble you most from the Everton side?

    Not knowing exactly who Martinez will put out, but assuming it is a strong side, you have got to be wary of the likes of Fellaini, Baines, Mirallas, Pienaar and Coleman. All of them are very clever players, so I know we will have to be at the top of our game to manage them and keep them quiet!


    1-1 after full time and then I am going to be optimistic and say for Boro to get a last gasp winner in extra time to make it 2-1!

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