harriers-online match preview
11th october 2002 
At Aggborough
12/10/02 3:00pm
This is just the kind of game we needed after the victory over Hull City last week.  On current form this is a home banker but it's against this type of team we struggle.  Lets see if the impetus gained can be continued.

The other reason is to see if the extra fans? that turned up to see us turn the screw on Molby can be bothered to come again this week.  Add to that some of the 5,450 that went to last nights England game at Aggborough.  Would they have been impressed enough by what they saw at Aggie to come along for a real game.

Probably not after last nights parking nightmare and the heavy handed traffic control by the police.  I left the ground early to avoid the traffic and was stunned to see there wasn't any.  Why did they need to close Hoo Rd to all traffic at 9:15 and refuse to let parents come up in their cars to pick their kids up?  This is not the right way of going about it and it can only be damaging for the club.

The mystery surrounding Abdou Sall deepens with the news that he is 100% fit medically but not mentally.  Why doesn't he want to play for us anymore.  Is it something we said or was it something he was told.

Say this in a Danish/scouse accent.  "Play your cards right Abdou and you can come and play for a 'Big Club' when your contract runs out."

Not now Abdou.  Get training and earn your place back in the team or you'll be playing by the river along side your brother.

Sadly Drewe Broughton will be missing due to suspension.  We shall miss his combative attitude but then again it might be a good thing, at least he won't get booked tomorrow.
Ian Foster or Dean Bennett will replace him upfront alongside Bo Henriksen.  Cue the high ball game!

Mark Clyde has now returned to Molineux for his crack at breaking into the first team and good luck to the lad.  He's far better than some of the rubbish that's playing for the Wolves right now.
Kenny Coleman His mate 'JJ' Melligan has had his loan spell extended for a further month and is now joined by another Wolves youngster, Kenny Coleman.  Coleman is a straight swap for Clyde but a little bit taller.  He's also another one 'of Irish extract'

Macclesfield were amongst the favourites at the start of the season but like others, Hull?, they have failed to deceive.  They are down in 16th place in the league and are just as inconsistent as previous seasons.   It makes you wonder how anyone thought they would be up amongst the leaders.

They have lost the services of loan star Andrew Welsh, with the midfielder recalled by Stockport County with immediate effect.  The teenage winger has been impressive at Moss Rose, scoring against Rochdale and Boston United, but has been summoned back to Edgeley Park by player-manager Carlton Palmer.

Others who will be missed are the suspended Michael Welch.   Chris Priest, Paul Aldridge and Chris Byrne are all out injured.

Maccs manager, Dave Moss, will recall Lee Hardy and George Abbey to the squad and may give a debut to young David Eaton.  He will probably start on the bench.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Joy, Stamps, Melligan, Ayres, Smith, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Sall, Flynn, Bennett, Coleman, Shilton, Ducros, Doyle, Foster, Henriksen, Lower, Khela, Lewis.

Macclesfield from:
Wilson, Martin, Hitchen, Adams, Tinson, Ridler, Lightbourne, Tipton, Hardy, Whitaker, Askey, Abbey, O'Neill, Came, Robinson, Munroe, Woolley, Eaton, Carr, Brackenridge.
Season 01/02 Season 00/01
Macclesfield 0 - 1 Harriers
Harriers 2 - 1 Macclesfield
Harriers 0 - 1 Macclesfield
Macclesfield 1 - 0 Harriers
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