One or two snippets of news as we build up to Saturday’s game and beyond.
Firstly as expected Joe Murphy will not be allowed to play on Saturday, although the â€œE and Sâ€ is reporting we are hopeful of making his signing permanent in January.
Rene Gilmartin sat out last night’s impressive reserve team win at Sheffield United, in which James Constable scored the first goal. The Official Site reports impressive displays from Daryl Taylor, Ant Gerrard, and sub David McDermott.
In an effort to reverse the falling gates the club have also announced a cheap ticket deal for the Wycombe and Hartlepool games. A double ticket priced at Â£20 can be purchased enabling admission to both games, while individual general admission for Wycombe is only a tenner, Â£ 8 for Season Ticket holders upon voucher production and concessions will be priced at Â£2. Any hope of a capacity crowd is a forlorn one however as the upper and middle “Floors 2 Go” are closed.
There are also a raft of different deals for the trip to Forest such as: kids for a quid, students for a tenner, and general Â£2 discount for advanced tickets, which also avoids attendance at the woefully slow City Ground ticket office. Best to visit the Official Site for the details of said offers, deals, incentives, secret-handshakes and passwords. One day some bright spark might actually come up with the notion that it’s not a good idea to charge Â£23 for mid-table third division football.
Looking even further ahead, the visit of Blackpool to Bescot on New-Years Eve now has a 1.30 kick-off, and a reminder that Bradford away on Wednesday the 28th December is a night match, for anyone who like me had totally lost their bearings regarding this year’s Bank Hols.