Sunday, March 30, 2008
SUNDAY EARLY KICK OFF ...........
JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY FINAL
GRIMSBY TOWN - MK DONS
I see this much closer than the bookmakers. Dons have had a great season and are very likely to be be playing at a higher level next season.
However, Alan Buckley, has turned Grimsby around big time and they will have huge ambitions for the next campaign. Buckley is very astute and will, no doubt ,have a plan to handle the threat of the imposing and athletic Dons.
From December 29th, until they qualified for this Wembley final, Grimsby played 16 maches and lost just once, winning ten. They like to get the ball down and play a passing game, which should pay dividends on the wide open spaces this afternoon.
In Peter Till, they have one of the better players in the division and he could thrive this afternoon, the former Birmingham player loves to run at defenders, so watch out for him, he should be in the number 7 shirt. Elsewhere, young defender Ryan Bennett, is already in the England U18 squad and is being tracked by Arsenal, Manchester United and probably every other club in the Premiership.
Grimsby will be a ghost town , with 25,000 travelling south to cheer on their heroes. This will be close and I have to take the team receiving the handicap start.
5 points Grimsby +1/2 ball 2.07 asian line.