Yo ho ho! It's 14c with a gentle NNE breeze. There's pretty much unbroken blue sky overhead, and there's been a trace of rain in the last 24 hours, but nothing significant. The pitch looked in great shape when I called in yesterday to pick up my Newport tickets and I guess the sprinklers will be on pre-match. It looks like there'll be great conditions for attacking football. I only hope that City start converting chances into goals. I imagine that there will be some squad rotation, given that there's another game on Saturday. Update at around 17:00.
Not quite so confident as last Saturday. Matt was hinting at playing Bowman and Fisher together or Fisher and Seymour, plus Parkes, of course. But might be a false trail or my wrong interpretation
Nothing better than a night game at the Park. Hope we can get 4k + but have a feeling it might be fewer
Pray for win but not over-confident.
Expecting three points from this one but I reckon Taylor will tinker to achieve them. I anticipate changes in defence and up front with Jay starting too. There was some chat about tired legs but don't forget Vale played on Saturday too, albeit against mediocre* opposition.
I wrote mediocre but I could have said "weak" or "pathetic".
Expecting Jay, Richardson and possibly Fisher to start tonight but not sure who'll be left out if they do. Lee Martin for Jay seems logical. Tom Parkes might even get the nod over Martin at centre back.