Friday 18th August.
I am still umming and aahing about whether to go to Hillsborough
tomorrow. I was going to buy a ticket after the game last week,
but felt despondent after the 2-1 defeat and couldn't be bothered
to queue up after the match. All week I've been meaning to ring
the ticket office to find out whether they can be bought on the
day, and I finally got time to call the ticket office about 5 o'clock
and at least I now know you can pay at the turnstile. I think I
will find out tonight who is going tomorrow, and probably join them
if there's space in the car.
The team news isn't very surprising, and it sounds as though the
only change to last weeks side is the inclusion of Thomas Heary
who having recovered from those shin splints (I'm still none the
wiser) and will replace the injured Steve Jenkins. Last time I saw
him in action, the winger he was marking (supposedly) absolutely
tore him to shreds, so I hope that the Sheffield Wednesday left
winger is a pile of crap.
My wish for Delroy Facey to be included in the side look as if
it might actually happen, even though it is probably only a place
on the bench. I think that Steve Bruce might start to throw one
or two youngsters into the side now that we are officially skint
to see how they perform.
The Kevin Gray situation is still no nearer to being resolved,
he is still officially a Town Player, and he is still on loan at
Stockport. It seems as though he was actually ill having lost 9lb
with a viral infection, but a permanent move still seems to be in
the balance. The key to the deal would appear to be Tranmere who
have been looking to sign a Stockport player (I don't know or car
who) and the proceeds from the sale will finance the Kevin Gray