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Unsurprisingly tomorrow’s game at Hartlepool is one of 11 games called off in the country due to snow and frost. Pools have been on a good run, so maybe a long journey to the north-east is best avoided.

It wasn’t long ago that we were proclaiming that the players had played too many games, but by the time we take on Southampton on Boxing Day we would have had just 3 games in 30 days. In the previous 30 days, when we were knackered remember, we played 9 games and didn’t lose one.

Come Boxing Day we wouldn’t have scored in the league for over a month – Paul Benson’s tap in at home to Bristol Rovers the last. Anyway a more important statistic is that we will now have three games to re-arrange in the new year and our cup run will only add more congestion. That was a joke.

Tomorrow Colchester could overtake us if they win at managerless Bristol Rovers, a win for Oldham at Franchise will also put them above us, while Sheffield Wednesday could go top. They are at Exeter.

So another Saturday without a game, I’ll probably have a flutter on some of the other games to keep my interest up and watch the Liverpool v Fulham gave on the box. See if I can see that smart Mrs Konchesky in the crowd.

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