Friday 22 September 2017

Not quite a bogey team

I didn't realise that we haven't won at home against Bury for over fifty years: No victories

Admittedly we haven't played them that often but the game that sticks in mind was a frustrating 0-0 draw at home in Division One on 31st January 1998, the year of the greatest game. (We had already drawn the away fixture 0-0). Bury had some big defenders, but above all they had Dean Kiely in goal and we learnt the right lesson from that by recruiting him.

Bury are currently 3rd from bottom in League One and second from bottom in the form table. Away from home they have won no matches, drawn one and lost three. Looks like a nailed on Bury win then! The absence of playmaker Ricky Holmes through suspension has to be a concern.

Last year they finished 19th and Four Four Two predicts an advance to 18th this season.

Our two previous matches at this level resulted in a 1-1 draw in 2011-12 and 0-1 defeat last year. Odds are: Charlton 3/4, Draw 11/4, Bury 17/5.

Clearly we need to get back to winning ways. Can we do it? I would like to think so.

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