Jonnys Blog

Tuesday night’s game is like de ja vu four times over for me.

I have seen Cefn Druids four times in a row now and it is starting to get repetitive as is the nature of the Welsh Premier League, but it is another game that needs to be replayed.

First was when Newtown visited the Rock and I saw arguably one of the worst defensive displays of the season, and yet the guy who looked half decent that night has now gone to Newtown.

But John Keegan’s men seem to have signed a few new faces and now they will look to build, but I don’t think they will be taking anything away from The Venue tomorrow night.

The game which was called off on Boxing Day was unfortunate, with the game done and dusted, but due to the rules, we have to go again this evening.

Then there was the 4-0 win at The Rock, which was an impressive display by the Saints.

They dominated from start to finish in horrific conditions on an horrific pitch.

The star of the show was Jamie Mullan, who ran the show in the first half, and I was pleased to see that because he has suffered a tough time with injuries, but he showed what an outlet he can be for the Saints.

And I think tomorrow evening will be another routine win for the Saints, and with Jamie Reed coming in for his debut, it will be an exciting game for the fans.

In other news I was delighted to see that Carl Darlington almost lead his new Wrexham side through to round four of the FA Cup past premier league opposition.

The Racecourse men gave Mark Hughes’ Stoke City a run for their money as Carrington gave them the lead, but it was too good to be true as the Potters came back to win 3-1.

Judging by the reports it was a cruel result on Wrexham, but what a second game for Darlington to be involved in, and I wish him all the best in that new role.

It was also good to see that finally it has been reported that some football league clubs are tracking Chris Venables.

The forward (which I think he is now) has been banging goals in for fun over the last year, and finally it seems Walsall and Newport County are tracking the midfielder.

He has been subject to bids from other WPL clubs in the past, but maybe the midfielder, who is 29, might get a break and have a crack at the English system like Christian Doidge did in the summer.

Bangor have been head of the transfer news this week signing Liam Cadduck from Burscough and Callum Morris from Chester.

The moves should be good to bring in new blood to a stale side, but is it too little too late for Nev Powell’s men? Maybe.

And another good bit of business is at my former club Newtown.

Chris Hughes has plugged his defensive gap by bringing Gavin Cadwallader back to the club.

A shrewd bit of business from Hughes, as well as also bringing the reliable Gareth Partidge back to the club.

Three youngsters, including Craig Harris have also signed first team forms, so the Latham Park squad is now looking stronger.

I will be back a week on Thursday for a Saints Station podcast where we will be talking about the January Transfer Window action.






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