Some more Moore magic will go down a real treat

WHAT do Tranmere have to do to get taken seriously by bookmakers?

Rovers are five points clear at the top of League One with +21 goal difference - only two other teams have reached double figures - but they're still not being given enough credit for their superb early-season form.

They've got quite a few injuries but that hasn't stopped them from winning three in a row on the road. Okay, the opposition wasn't as high-class as MK Dons, but confidence is high at Prenton Park and I'm all over Rovers.

Ronnie Moore's working his magic again and if the experienced gaffer reckons this is the best set of players he's ever worked with then I'm not going to question him.

I'm hoping MK Dons are too distracted by their forthcoming cup tie with Wimbledon to get focused for this game. The fact that I'm referring to Wimbledon as Wimbledon - none of this AFC nonsense - tells you where I stand on this long-running argument. I'd be happy to see Karl Robinson's side renamed MK.

I reckon some enterprising politician should lobby for a vote on whether MK get to keep the name Dons and all their trophies, or if Wimbledon get them.

It's not like we've got more important stuff to worry about and I think taking this issue seriously is the kind of thing that could win elections.
Incidentally, if you're interested to know where I stand politically, I reckon Ronnie Moore should be Prime Minister.

Voters are more fickle than football fans though, and I'll be calling for his head if Rovers flop.

Match in Focus

18:30 TODAY SS3

Sp. Gijon v Espanyol

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sporting Gijon have picked up just six points from a possible 51 against top-half teams this season
Expert verdict
Sporting Gijon's 2-2 draw at bottom club Osasuna did little to boost their survival chances in La Liga so they desperately need a home win over Espanyol. Gijon conceded a last-minute goal in the 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid in their last game on their own patch and their defensive vulnerability could cost them against an Espanyol side who have won 12 of 16 matches against teams in the bottom half.

 

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