Friday 2nd March.
Town overlooked a small but vitally important facet during their
signing discussions with Phil Cool; sorry I mean Lee Crooks - his
wages! Once again we have been led up the garden path expecting
a new face to be on duty tomorrow for the visit of Norwich only
to have our hopes dashed. Everything seemed to be settled except
that the player could not agree personal terms, which I presume
is a euphemism for Town not offering enough folding stuff to tempt
the guy down a division or possibly two soon.
As if this news wasnít disappointing enough, I was very disturbed
to read that Town have been chasing Jamie Lawrence from Bradford
City. Transfers from our near neighbours have been very mixed over
the years, with Peter Jackson being the most notable success and
Paul Reid and Lee Sinnott doing a pretty good job for us, although
the latter was never the same after the lid of the Play-Off trophy
fell on his head at Wembley. On the other hand, there have been
a couple of real duds from up the M606 with Lee Duxbury and Des
Hamilton being a real disappointment to say the very least. I donít
feel particularly excited about the possible arrival of Jamie Lawrence,
but perhaps itís another case of any port in a storm and this storm
is quite a bad one.
With the lack of new arrivals at the McAlpine, the team for tomorrow
has a worryingly familiar look to it. There look to be few if any
changes to the side that seemingly produced nothing against Tranmere
on Tuesday, yet which played so well in the second half (according
to Mr Snooze). Whilst we are propping up the table nothing less
than 3 points will do.