Thursday 18th January
With the whole country suffering a period of cold icy weather
at the moment, Tranmere have rented a hot air blanket to try to
ensure that the game will go ahead this weekend. They seem confident
that the game can be played and it would be nice to get this one
out of the way against another one of our relegation rivals (provided
we donít lose that is). With two Saturdays allocated to the FA Cup
in January, it could be a rather lean month for fixtures (and my
diary) if it does fall victim to Jack Frost.
The Football League computer is a strange device. When we played
Watford away on the 23rd of December all of the games in this division
were a reversal of the opening day of the season fixtures. This
was game number 23, which was half of the fixtures, meaning that
there was at least one team that we hadnít played Ė Tranmere. We
played them in the next fixture, but now find ourselves playing
them again less than 4 weeks later. We also played Crewe twice in
fairly quick succession so they donít spread the fixtures very well.
I thought that all the transfer speculation regarding a certain
Zimbabwean striker was finished, but Birminghamís interest in Derby
Countyís Dean Sturridge might make Ndlovu available once again.
Also mentioned was that Andy Booth is out of contract at the end
of the season and that he might be a possible target, but letís
not start the will he/wonít he saga again for either of them.