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The Next Excuse?

The Next Excuse?

God forbid, Souness is now pointing at Cheltenham's pitch as his next problem to keeping his job.

Souness: 'The pitch was okay on Tuesday, it looked fine. But there have been some heavy frosts in Cheltenham and they are forecast to continue.

'The club has put the covers on and we are hoping that it will be fine by Saturday lunchtime. But it is a worry, it always is when you go into the unknown in games like this.

'It will be a really difficult game and we have to understand that people like to see the big club come unstuck against the little club. I have been involved in games like this one before, where the players you are facing have their eyes popping out of their heads with adrenaline from the very first minute.'

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Date:Friday January 27 2006
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