Date: 11th February 2012 at 9:56am
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Fresh from a 2-1 home win over a very decent Kiddy side a couple of weeks ago County face Newport County, a side a couple of points below the Hatters, in (cliche alert) a real 6-pointer.

The County players have plenty of time to get over knocks, get enough rest and hopefully they have faced yet more time being drilled into what I like to call ‘footballers’ by Mr Gannon down at Manor Farm.

I hope also they are being ‘beasted’ and are now beginning to enjoy much greater levels of fitness. Newport on the other hand played on Tuesday (thumping Carshalton 4-nil in a Trophy game) so may be just that little bit jaded. So get into ’em lads and get that early goal.

Sounds like a back-to-back win for us then, for the first time in what I think is well over 100 games, maybe getting on for 150 games. Hang on a moment though, looking a Newport County’s recent form gives me a little worry. Apart from their 4-0 triumph on Tuesday, they went to Gateshead at won 3-2 and before that had couple of cup victories after a draw against Forest Green. I make that unbeaten in five games. Food for thought then.

No idea whether that new Norwegian keeper with the very long name will be playing, but I don’t think there are many injury problems so Jim should be able to put out his strongest side (or as near as dammit).

Weather forecast is dry but cold with maybe a maximum of one degree above freezing. Not windy though so get yer thermals and gloves on, not forgetting the scarf your father wore, and be part of a gate of I predict, 3,400 to watch a nervous 1-0 victory for Jim Gannons men. Then celebrate back-to-back victories and take a peek at the league table.

More on Newport County here for you football scholars.

Animo and fide folks! (and conservo tepidus for you latin geeks out there)


One Reply to “County v Newport – Game on”

  • Going to conservo my tepidus next to the wireless for this one I’m afraid. Far too cold for my old bones.

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