After last week's disappointing result at Suffolk Road against Donegal Celtic, our chance to bounce back with a win couldn't be a more difficult fixture. Glentoran play league leaders Cliftonville at The Oval where three points would be a huge boost to the club's title ambitions however defeat would leave us 12 points off the pace. After a recent blip in form, The Glens have slipped to 5th in the table, 3 points behind Crusaders in 4th position and now just 2 points ahead of Linfield despite their stuttering start to the campaign.
We welcome the League leaders Cliftonville to the Oval for the first time this season and hopefully they will be leaving East Belfast pointless.
The Premier Lounge will be open from 12:30pm as normal and what a day of live football we have for you. We kick of the day with live coverage from Old Trafford as Manchester United take on Arsenal in the lunchtime kick off (12:45pm). We then will valve live coverage from a Glentoran v Cliftonville shown on all the screens in the bar and we round the day off when West Ham host Man City at Upton Park.
The exhibition will be open in the fonaCAB Suite this Saturday from 1pm. Admission prices are £3 for adult and £1 for children. This is a great exhibition marking 50 years of Glentoran's European history. Definately a worth while event for any Glentoran fan.
Glentoran's Marcus Kane and John McGuigan have been called up to the standby list for Northern Ireland's Under 21 game against England in Blackpool on 13th November.
Glentoran paid the price for a poor first half performance today, losing 2-1 at Donegal Celtic.
Glentoran returned to winning ways last week against Glenavon to record our first league win in 4 matches. Despite the dip in form, we are still in the hunt at the top, only 6 points behind leaders Cliftonville in 5th place. The team news for tomorrow's match sees Elliot Morris return from suspension and is expected to replace Aaron Hogg in goal. Colin Nixon remains out after surgery last week and Andy Waterworth is doubtful to be fit in time for the game.
Donegal Celtic have informed us that there have been some alterations to the spectator areas of their ground. In essence Glentoran supporters will enter the ground at the turnstiles closest to the clubhouse and will be accommodated on the clubhouse side of the ground (the opposite side to where we had been accommodated at recent fixtures). There will be bar facilities available at halftime. Supporters should follow directions of stewards and allow a little extra time for accessing the ground.
With the short notice of DC vs Glentoran being all ticket, you can now purchase tickets online.
Tickets will cost £10 + £1 admin fee and only adult are avalible. When you purchase your ticket online you will collect it outside the ground on saturday.
Hopefully this makes it easier for fans wishing to go to the match but unable to make it down to the oval.
Tickets are still being sold at the following times
Supporters wishing to attend the Danske Bank Premiership fixture between Donegal Celtic and Glentoran, to be played at Suffolk Road on Saturday 27th October 2012 (kick-off 3pm) will require tickets.
The decision to ticket this fixture was taken late last week and tickets were only delivered to the Oval today. Can supporters clubs please contact the club secretary ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with their requirements as soon as possible please?