*We join the lads gearing up for their Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna*
MacDonald: OK lads, settle down now. We're going to need to be at our best to take on SK Rapid Wien.
Heskey: SK Rapid Wien? I thought it was Rapid Vienna?
MacDonald: That's the english name Emile, I like to think it's more respectful to aknowledge them by their true name, Rapid Wien.
*Clark and Albrighton giggle to themselves*
MacDonald: You two! Have you got something funny you want to share with the rest of the dressing room?
Albrighton & Clark: No boss.
*Clark raises his hand*
Clark: Actually boss, are these Wieners going to be hard?
MacDonald: Yes, they're very solid.
*Clark and Albrighton snicker*
Albrighton: The Wieners, will they all be in Ciaran's face boss?
MacDonald: They seem very combatative, yes I can imagine that will be the case.
Clark: So these Wieners .... Will they be coming at Marc from behind.
MacDonald: Well, they're very industrious, I can imagine they'll be flying at him from all angles.
*Clark and Albrighton chuckle*
Albrighton: Ciaran's wondering, will they be big, the Wieners, he'd like them to be big.
MacDonald: Relish the physical challenge do you Ciaran? I'm afraid they're quite small on average but they make up for the lack of size with their movement.
*The dressing room erupts with laughter*
MacDonald: What's this laughing about!? It's no joke! They'll be really trying to get into you out there!
*The laughter in the dressing room increases with volume*
Albrighton: Stop boss, I'm crying!
Clark: I can't breathe!
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