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More cup woe
Ndlovu joins Blades
Jamie jumps ship
Town hit rock bottom again
Morris' McApline move
Prodigal son returns
Biggest win
QPR doomed
Nearly there
The bitter end

Friday 23rd February.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round etc. etc. Once again we reach the end of another week during which we have had an injury scare, Macari stepping up his search on the signings front and then Friday brings nothing in particular. I could have written this page days ago by revealing that Macari’s search for fresh faces has come to naught and we are selecting a team which will bear an uncanny similarity to the one which took the field last week. The only positive news is that Delroy Facey has recovered sufficiently from his gashed knuckle to resume his place in the team tomorrow, so the team looks as though it will be unchanged despite throwing three points away last week. Ho hum!

The rumour merchants are very busy at the moment, and as these are rather more interesting than the sanitized news allowed to break free of the McAlpine let’s put a few of these down so we can look back in early May and chortle at how wide of the mark they proved to be.

1. Dean Gorré is interesting new Sparta Rotterdam coach William van Hanegam, so a move back to Holland looks possible. Credibility marks 8 out of 10.

2. Town have had an offer purported to be nearing £1 million for speedy Bristol City front man Tony Thorpe accepted by the West Country club. Credibility marks 1 out of 10.

3. Steve Jenkins will be the next departure from the club, allegedly interesting Birmingham (still?) and Ipswich (are you sure?). Credibility marks 5 out of 10.

4. David Ginola has been seen in the area, and disillusioned with life in the midlands would like a fresh challenge at the McAlpine. Perhaps he has heard that there is a good hairdresser round here somewhere, because ‘eez wors eet!’ Credibility marks 0 out of 10.

Most of these, if not all will be proved to be complete cobblers, but when the McAlpine is sealed as tight as a drum you get desperate for news even if most of it is of questionable reliability.



All words and thoughts by Chris except where stated.

A big thank you to Machala for putting up with me doing this and Ian for his support and my Mum for her proof reading.

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