Only five matches have taken place since mid-December due to the irritatingly cold weather conditions, but this stop-start period has pretty much been a disaster for the Daggers. A single win and four defeats has seen us plummet from 4th place and 2 points off the automatic places, to 9th place and 5 points off the pace. Perhaps more telling is the games in hand some of the other sides around us also hold. Games at Rotherham, Torquay and Lincoln have all fallen foul of the weather whilst Northampton, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury and Notts County all managed to take the 3 points, with only a home match against Crewe bringing some winter cheer.
The deep freeze which has engulfed the UK over the course of the last week or so has wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar. While our English Lions were battling away to save the Third Test in sweltering Cape Town this week, the scene at home couldn’t have been more different with a raft of postponements leading to an imminent fixture pile-up across the Football League. With only eight of the weekend’s games from England’s top four divisions surviving the cold snap, Jeff and the boys on Soccer Saturday will certainly be earning their corn!
With the transfer window well underway, it is about time we came up with some baseless speculation on the potential movements that will be seen at Victoria Road over the next few weeks. With several deals already completed, others rumoured to be in the pipeline, and probably quite a few we don’t know about yet, it promises to be an exciting time as the Daggers try to shape their season and overcome a recent decline in form.