DISTANT VICS NEWSLETTER
NUMBER FORTY THREE NOVEMBER 16th 2000
Hello again Folks,
Pete G has asked me to step into the bleach once more as his computer has given up the ghost and finally buckled under all the pressure and excitement about Saturday. So it’s midnight, the moon is shining, I’m at work supposedly doing a security audit and trying to think of things to write to match the usual Grimes prose.
A bit of disappointing news first - Lincoln City are insisting that Anthony Henry cannot play on Saturday in case they require him to play at a later stage of the cup, so unfortunately Keith Alexander cannot field the same side which saw off Woking and Kettering so gallantly. However, Wes Simpson and Neil Ellis have recovered from injury and are available for selection.
The Cheshire Senior Cup match on Tuesday was obviously more of a nuisance than anything else but was used by Alexander as an opportunity to look at players on the periphery of the first team or, in truth, more a chance to decide who to get rid of to allow new signings. The use of Wing Backs (no, not a new Chinese signing, I mean the position) seems to be the way the team is going. Hence the new lease of life for Bailey. He is a different player to last year and seems to be relishing the role he now plays. Bad news for old style wingers who clearly do not fit into the pattern, though. Carl Laurie has been released and it surely won’t be long before Darren Vicary is on his way. Colin Rose has re-joined Mark G on loan to Leek, together with Wayne McDermott.
The news from Gigg Lane suggests that manager Andy Preece could be looking for a job if, sorry when Vics do the business on Saturday. It’s now seven games without a win for Bury and rumour has it Preece has watched Vics four times. Luckily this includes the game against Hyde so he’s probably totally confused.
Sorry for the brevity but duty calls. See you in the Swan on Saturday - save me a black pudding
Let’s hope Vics make the Shakers live up to their name!
PS Fear not, Peter G will have a new computer in time to do the match report on Saturday