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

19:00 Mo 23Oct SSMI

Sociedad v Espanyol

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sociedad's five home league and European games have produced 24 goals
Expert verdict
Espanyol look a big price to spring a surprise in San Sebastian. The Catalans have only lost two of their last seven – they were against Barcelona and Real Madrid – while Sociedad do leak goals at home after conceding ten in four league outings. The visitors signed off last term with three away victories in four, and can return to winning ways.



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