This is the real thing, the game that can launch us into another world, of glory and untold riches. Cluches abound but tonight is the genuine article. Lane, i treasure the experience. League equals money, and money equals success. It safeguards the finances, enables us to pay higher salaries and transfer fees and attract better players. Better players keep us up there, and so it goes. Get it right and the success is self-perpetuating, get it wrong and the trap door to mediocrity clatters open. Ledley is fit, the team picks itself for all but two positions. The other question is centre midfield. Who would have thought it, not so long ago, but this team now plays with and around him. They feel comfortable with his presence, he enables them to play. Wilson would normally be the one to step in without a second thought. Europe in knock-out games brings tension like no other match. However, two legs do offer a second chance. We must dominate from the beginning and dictate the tempo, without taking risks at the back. Led will give us more pace there and we have enough attacking options to afford the luxury of not stretching ourselves too far. The significance of this match cannot be over-exaggerated. However, this sort of approach is an aggravating element of modern football. Notice how the importance of most matches is described in terms of something else, of what it might bring rather than what it is. The play-offs are another example. League cash, not an achievement in itself.