Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Rochdale rearranged, 5 games in 15 days

Confirmation today that Saturday's postponement has been rearranged for a fortnight today. That means we will face five league games in the space of fifteen days before the end of February that will go a long to determine our season.

The five up are Chesterfield 22nd place(a), MK Dons 4th place (h), Tranmere 17th place(a), Rochdale 23rd place (h) and Sevenage 6th place(h). On paper it's two toughies and three very winnables but three are at home and neither of the aways looks hugely difficult. In the circumstances, we should be optimistic, particularly if we can find the composure and confidence we had from mid-October until the end of November.

Assuming we don't slip-up completely at Chesterfield, Tuesday's encounter promises to be the hardest of the five and we will need another 90 minutes of concentration to overcome MK Dons. The much maligned Alan Smith could well play against us and I only hope he's faded over he last few yeas to become as average a player as some commentators are suggesting he has always been. He has certainly enjoyed his day at the Valley in the past.


Anonymous said...

If correcvt this would mean that the Stevenage game has been put back from 25th February to 6th March, is this correct?

Valleyviper said...

OB states Rochdale game to be played on Tuesday 21st February and not 23rd.

Please check article and re-issue with correct dates for Rochdale and Stevenage matches.

Anonymous said...

Re the upcoming fixtures I think you need to revert from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one Dave!

Your dates are all muxed ip!


Dave said...

Gents - thanks, these were league placings not dates!

Mike said...

dave, I fully understood you!!!!

Your not going mad!!!

We are more than capable of collecting 15 points from these games, however I will gladly settle for 10. 3 wins 1 draw and one allowable loss. If we take 12-15 points.
We will be very close indeed!!!!!

Matthew said...

Alan Smith is no match for Johnnie Jackson, and will never make it through our back four... bring it on!!