So This Is Easter...

A two game weekend means that to save time, it's a double header preview: long on waffle, short on facts.

The first game is this Friday against the new Colne Dynamos, Bradford (Park Avenue), at the ridiculous time of 7:45pm.

The Yorkshire side got their slowly derailing title challenge back on track with a victory over us on our first visit to the Horsfall Stadium at the start of the month. And with Curzon and Skelmersdale now trying their hardest to slip firmly into a play-off spot, Bradford now find themselves back in with a shout of achieving the goal they're paying a fortune to hit.

I didn't pick Colne Dynamos because of just the money aspect though. As you may recall the Lancashire club imploded spectacularly when the clubs benefactor saw his dreams of glory thwarted by the realities of non-league football and you get the feeling that Bradford are another ticking bomb.

There have been all sorts of shenanigans since we played them in the aftermath of their sacking of Benny Phillips. In the intervening period they've appointed not one but two managers. The first lasted the few hours it took them to find out that he was under contract elsewhere (something Bradford could have avoided if they'd actually told the club he was contracted to that they intended to appoint him), after which they appointed David Cameron. Yes, I know but any gag I could come up with would be just too obvious.

The illegal approach made for Alfreton's manager was dismissed with a "So what" on the clubs forum and it's the kind of attitude that makes you think that not only are Bradford not going to make many friends, but should they hit a cul-de-sac on the pitch there's a risk that it will explode into a shower of bitter recriminations and a never ending repetition of the phrase "I told you so".

The supporters who are already urging caution about grandiose plans such as a 20,000 seater stadium and league football are being met with low level abuse on the club's forum, but these will be the ones left to pick up the pieces, should any be left, if it all goes up a certain creek without an implement to direct yourself with..

Three days later on Bank Holiday Monday Rossendale United make the relatively short trip to Seel Park.

It seems like an age has passed since we met them earlier in the season at Dark Lane, a meeting in which Mossley picked up their second win of the season; Martin Allison and Paul Quinn scoring our goals in a 2 - 1 result.

Turning out for the Stags now is ex-Lilywhite Sergio Mario Daniel who has already caused us plenty of damage this season, being a major thorn in our side during that unholy trinity of games we had with Woodley Sports back in August.

At the moment Rossendale sit four places and seventh points above us in tenth, though their recent form hasn't been too different to ours

Prediction: Call me crazy but I think we'll get six points of six! How's that for positivity/blind optimism?