i've read elsewhere that dembele has been declared fit, though i don't know the source. it'd certainly be a boost to see him on the pitch at some point. we need to get something from this one in order to be certain of 'controlling our own destiny' - which is technically an oxymoron, but you know what i mean - going into the final group match. a win, combined with a maribor draw/loss, will see us safely through with a game remaining ... but i'm not betting heavily on either. needless to say, i'm giving thanks early this thursday ... i may be too grumpy to show gratitude come 3pm. COME ON YOU SPURS!! edit: actually, i believe a draw, combined with a maribor loss will see us through, as well. that's assuming that head-to-head results will break the tie, should we end level on points, and not goal differential (though we'd be in pretty good shape on GD, too).