Hopefully There's Moore to Come

The WAGGA MOON view on things at the Vic

One step forward, now let's hope we don't see the usual Pools trick of taking two back.

Out of the bottom two for the first time since October, now we have to see the job through and stay out. Ronnie Moore seems to have found the right formation with the players he was saddled with and the results are coming. The team are now showing signs of having some belief in themselves and now with Homesick finally banished, the team are pulling together. We are not giving anybody a good hiding but the wins are coming and Ronnie seems to be able to spot a player when he sees one.

Although I am fully behind the decision to scatter Jack Compton, the Marvin Morgan absence is more puzzling. Unless something has happened behind the scenes we have not heard of. Morgan scored in one of the few games he has started and hit two for the Reserves last week so he will get goals and I would like to see him alongside Jordan Hugill, and if young Ebby was given a chance to show his pace we could see some more goals flowing. 

It was a shame to see Michael Woods pick up his injury just when he was really starting to show some form. Let's hope he makes a successful return to action. 

I think Ken is coming in for a bit more praise after putting the money up for some loan signings that Ronnie asked for. I am not one of Ken's greatest fans but if he is seriously looking for a buyer I would sooner see him carry on than the alternative of a Supporters Trust.

" It is good to see The Vic rocking again, with the noise like it used to be in our Promotion Days."Back to those 21 points to play for, and Fenwick, Miller, Bates and Parnaby are all on the way back for the final flurry. The way Cheltenham are playing, I can't see them overhauling Pools, although I think York will pull clear with Carlisle. 

Tranmere will have a struggle and Cambridge and Mansfield could soon find themselves in the thick of the relegation fight. 
I will be at Rodney Parade on Friday looking to see us pick up another three points. If we do, it will see some panic from the teams around us. Monday will be a difficult game against Phil Brown's Southend side and a point from that game would not be a bad result. I would expect us to win our two home games against Accrington and Exeter, and get draws against York and Carlisle. 
Luton away is one game I am not too confident about and could be the one we lose in the run-in. 

Let us hope we can keep the on-the-day pricing policy as it has been for the last few games. It is good to see The Vic rocking again, with the noise like it used to be in our Promotion Days. Certainly some of the missing fans are slowly but surely coming back and the feel-good factor is back with the supporters. Don't let this slip now, Ronnie, as we are on a roll and no team in the Fourth Division will fancy playing us at the present time. 

If we do pull off the Great Escape let us hope we can keep Ronnie Moore at the club. I am sure there are other teams, and not just in this division, who are looking at the job he is doing at Victoria Park and thinking what he could do for their club. It would be nice to see what team Ronnie could turn out next season with his own men and give free rein in appointing his backroom staff.