- Jan 17, 2015
- Reaction score
- Port Vale
Am sure Mitch Clark will be delighted with the news Kettle is the ref. Suppose we were always going to have him do one of of our games at some point. Just need to be smarter about how we play him.
Be a tough game and generally in the past when playing Cambridge it tends to favour the home team so would edge towards them but I was encouraged by our last effort against Salford. We won’t hammer anyone as we are not that sort of team but looked more of a unit than the team that looked like strangers against Carlisle.
Well the formation was the issue with Carlisle, back to the trusted and we looked solid again against on paper the best strike force we will likely face this season. If we keep the solid side at least if we are out for form up front at least you’ve a chance of a 0-0 or a sneaky 1-0.
Cambridge have started well, not the best strikers on paper but seem to have clicked and found form, reminds me of when we signed Leon and Sodje, Darlo fans on here laughing at us and they hit 43 goals or something like that between them... faulted elsewhere but worked together.
As you say it’s a real home fixture this; they always seem to lose at Vale Park and conversely the same with us there (although recall a 1-0 win days after the last Potteries Derby with McPhee scoring!)
Both have lost 5-0 away to each other in recent years and both have been hit by 4 since the turn of the century.
Doesn’t bode too well but keep it tight and see what happens, we generally do well against sides in form and poorly against sides struggling so you never know with us.
Liked Hannant but he was a poorer version of Worrall and we needed some pace so Amoo was the right replacement; think tomorrow will come to soon for him though and Monty scored on Saturday so likely to be the Colombian cult hero and Woz on the flanks.
Only change possibly would be Robinson for Rodney but Askey likes Dave and he is pacey (very very pacey) still raw though and maybe better as an impact sub in my opinion.
Injuries have been a problem, depth is there but seem to be affecting the players all in the same positions! Full back and on the wings! Assume Cullen will be fit as he was touch and go and think Manny was back in training. If we get him back and in for Whitehead we’d have a real chance with his power in midfield but again think this will be too soon.
Whitehead and Conlon with Kettle worries me mind! Both love a good meaty challenge!
Hopefully a good game and not the Kettle show!