FROM BACK PAGE“It will be a difficult game and we will be giving our all. Hopefullyour all is good enough.”
Daniel Georgievski, who joined the Jets after playing a grand final forVictory last year, bristled at the comments by City players.
“They are kindof writing us off, which, in a way, works in our favour,” he said.“If they are going to talk the talk, let’s see them walk the walk, it is not going to be easy especially with us. We don’t talk about them, we don’t care about them, to tell you the truth. We are just going to focus on what we are doing.We are staying very humble and down to earth.”
City’s confidence is, perhaps, fuelled by their unbeaten record against the Jets this campaign, including a 3-0 win at McDonald Jones Stadium this month.
It was the middle of three straight defeats for the Jets beforean 8-2 rout of Central Coast.
“Last game, they (City) scored from three set pieces, other than that it was a pretty even game,” O’Donovan said.“Our final pass wasn’t good and we didn’t impose our game on them, which isn’t like us.That is something we need to rectify this weekend. Against the Mariners, we were pumped and had a point to prove. It will be the same this week.”
O’Donovan also exploded back to form with a double against the Mariners. He hadn’t scored since round fivein a campaign punctuated by a 10-week lay-off with a groin injury.
“I feel good,” he said“I’mfinallycatching back up from all the injuries,” he said.
Jets captain Nigel Boogaard (leg) and marquee Vargas (groin)trained strongly on Tuesday.