Gaz hoping curse strikes pal Alexander

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GARETH Ainsworth is hoping the Manager of the Month curse strikes against his friend Graham Alexander as Wanderers again go in search of a long-awaited home win tonight.

Alexander, a former team mate of the Blues boss at Preston North End, received the January award after guiding Wycombe's opponents Fleetwood Town to three wins and a draw during the month.

The gong is traditionally associated with an immediate downturn in fortune for the recipient, and although Alexander only received the award last week Fleetwood had lost the first two games they played in February.

And Ainsworth is hoping that slump continues as Wanderers go in search of a first home win since October - and a first goal in five matches.

He said: "Graham just got Manager of the Month so hopefully the curse can follow him down. He hasn't had a game since - his last game [away to Newport on Friday] got called off, which we were going to go to.

"He's a good friend of mine but there will be no love lost on the touchline. We'll both be after the three points. We need to start winning our home games and it'll be an ideal opportunity.

"They must have three times the budget we've got and they seem to be showing it in the last few months with the amount of players they have signed.

"It will be interesting pitting ourselves against one of the strongest teams in the league."

Tonight's game is a rearranged fixture after December's original tie was infamously called off due to a frozen pitch just 20 minutes before kick off.

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2:57pm Tue 11 Feb 14

FedUp1980 says...

We all know fleetwood will come to Adams park and beat us comfortably probably 2-0 and the board will do nothing and Ainsworth will continue his deluded stance that he is not worried. But I am worried
We all know fleetwood will come to Adams park and beat us comfortably probably 2-0 and the board will do nothing and Ainsworth will continue his deluded stance that he is not worried. But I am worried FedUp1980

3:46pm Tue 11 Feb 14

mowgli1960 says...

FedUp1980 wrote:
We all know fleetwood will come to Adams park and beat us comfortably probably 2-0 and the board will do nothing and Ainsworth will continue his deluded stance that he is not worried. But I am worried
So am i,. If we end up relegated i can't see us ever getting back into the football league which will mean smaller crowda and less sponsership and we could well go under.
[quote][p][bold]FedUp1980[/bold] wrote: We all know fleetwood will come to Adams park and beat us comfortably probably 2-0 and the board will do nothing and Ainsworth will continue his deluded stance that he is not worried. But I am worried[/p][/quote]So am i,. If we end up relegated i can't see us ever getting back into the football league which will mean smaller crowda and less sponsership and we could well go under. mowgli1960

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