County entertain Newport - Preview
Weather permitting, County host high-flyers Newport County in a must-not-lose fixture.
New gaffer Ian Bogie's first game will be against a Newport County side who have recorded 5 wins from their last 7 games. Newport lie in 4th place but with enough games in hand to top the division. They have already won ten times on their travels, banging in 36 goals away from home.
So a heck of a difficult game for County at the best of times but with a new manager trying to find his best side... well... there is not enough time for that. The side Bogie picks has to click and has to fight from the 1st minute to the last.
With hand on heart I cannot see this happening - my head says County will be beaten. My heart says the new manager will find something in the squad of players that has been missed in the last few games and that County will scrap like mad to earn a point. My goodness we certainly need to take something from this fixture.
Looking at the table again... Telford are sunk but they travel to Lincoln. A Lincoln victory ?
Barrow are at home to Ebbsfleet. Could Ebbsfleet snatch a draw?
Hereford are at home to Hyde.
If I had to guess what the table would be like come 4:45pm tomorrow I would say we will be in that bottom four.
So we better hope that Newport meet their 'Bogieman' and return to South Wales with less than three points.
Oh, the Pop Side will be open tomorrow. I am seeking shelter at the back of the Main Stand I think.
A large dollop of Animo et Fide needed !
*** BBC Interview with Ian Bogie ***