Hard to fathom, but if they don't beat Ecuador (in Quito, 2800 meters above sea level) on Tuesday in their final qualification match, the unthinkable will almost surely happen for the first time since 1970.
Ghana is already in a desperate situation, having to make up four points on Egypt in their group with only two games left. A draw or loss to Uganda on October 7 will almost certainly eliminate them from going to Russia.
Strange stuff, but Jordan's miraculous recovery from a hospital bed to play for us makes a little more sense now.
* Ki and Dyer back soon: "Ki has rejoined training today, he will not be involved this weekend and Nathan Dyer will get some football for the U-23s against Manchester City on Friday night. We will get Ki involved in the next U-23 game against Celtic assuming he comes through training okay."
* On Sanches: "With each game there has been improvement, from Newcastle on to Tottenham and Reading. I see him heading in one direction."
* On team selection for Watford: "There are players, and I am not talking about him (Sanches), who could come out of the team and come back in at a later date. I have seven players in my mind for the weekend, but the other four I am still thinking over." Later said that Bony was one of the possibles. "He is not here to be a bit-part player we want him to have a big contribution."
* Reading recap: "Roque did very well, Wilfred lasted longer than I thought and Luciano and Angel got extra minutes so there are extra things I am considering."
Does this guy work for the club or something? He's always been a bit careful about criticizing players, but this insults the intelligence of anyone who watched that crapshow yesterday. EVERYONE gets a 7 or 6!?!