Date: 25th November 2011 at 5:12pm
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After Jim’s first game in charge ending in a 2-1 defeat away at table topping side Fleetwood ‘The Ghost`s’ men now have a home encounter against Southport, a side who are going above everyone`s expectations this season as they currently sit in the promotion spots in 3rd place in the Blue Square Premier League.

Southport currently sit 19 points ahead of the lowly Hatters in 3rd position, having played 20 games so far this season The Soundgrounders have knocked up 11 wins, 5 draws whilst loosing 4 in the time being. Southport have currently scored 34 goals this season and have conceded 30. With 15 league places separating the two teams Southport go into Saturdays game with the second best away record in the league and the advantage of a 8 game battle without a loss to their name beating Gateshead and drawing 1-1 with high flyers York along the way.

This week Southport have bolstered their squad with the addition of two new faces. Defender Adam Parry and striker Kurtis Guthrie, both of these players are in line to make their Southport debuts against The Hatters on Saturday at Edgeley Park.

The County following will be looking forward to the game on Saturday with the return of Jim to Edgeley Park, the last time Gannon lead his team out it resulted in a thrilling 4-3 victory against Crewe in May 2008. Today the County ticket office have stated that the club are up on 1200 tickets to the predicted game before Jim’s return, meaning that the chorus of ‘Jimmy Gannon’s Blue n White Army’ should be heard echoing for miles around Stockport.

The County line up will not be able to include County’s number one Matty Glennon as a shoulder injury keeps him out of the side, Carl Piergianni is also out of the game on Saturday with a knock to his ankle but aims to return for next weeks clash against Gateshead. The services of Chris Blackburn and Martin Gritton will be to the advantage of Jim, also with new boy Aaron Cole aiming to make his debut for the club.

With County being knocked out of the FA cup by Southport despite the best efforts of the previous managers men, County look to the services of Jim upon his return to seek a seek revenge against the team from the coast.

My prediction for tomorrow is simple and I rout for a Stockport win followed by a afternoon to remember with the marking of Jim’s return by the chorus of the County fans showing their support. The only question I ask is that of: ‘Can County beat a side towards the top of the league?’ Tomorrow I am sure will prove the answer to my question.


5 Replies to “Looking Forward To The Day Jim Comes Home”

  • Great ‘writin’ Josh. One of those games tomorrow, my head says Southport win but my heart says a Gannon inspired victory. Get yer tickets pre-pub tomorrow as I think there will be long queues at 2:45pm. Come on you County boys!

  • Can’t be there as we’ve had our first serious snow 18″ on the top and 3″ inches in general mid hills, getting ever closer as also gales of up to 80mph (I kid you not) but this ex pat has rhino skin (still bloody cold though) so I’ll say my piece now “Jimmy Gannon’s Blue And White Army and no doubt that will be echoed throughout Edgeley Park and the Borough of Stockport by thousands of you lucky buggers who will be there to witness his return. Jealous? you can bet your half-time pie on it. Good luck to Jim and the boys.

  • I will be wearing the scarf (my father did not wear) tightly wrapped around my neck as it is going to be a bit fresh in Stockport this afternoon. Going to be a great atmosphere win, lose or draw.

  • Took a dram well actually 2 but did not enjoy. Early Christmas present of a man off after 4 minutes and STILL we got suckered in. My god that boy’s got a job on his hands. New boy from Derby fired up pretty well but JG needs to get in players who at least know which way is up field. It’s all right in training as Jon from PureFM said but if you can’t bring that to the pitch it’s time to go and be replaced. Still, plenty of time to avoid the drop just yet.

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