Games are coming thick and fast but Micky is looking forward to it
Although games will now start to come thick and fast, Vale boss Micky Adams is not only ready for it, but looking forward to the fixtures coming one after another.
It is a time of year when sometimes the Christmas spirit seems to be non-existent, with managers losing their jobs because of a poor run of results, but Micky sees it as an opportunity to add to Vale’s points total.
He says: “They are key games because there are a number of games in a short period of time. If you can pick up a useful return of points and wins, it can be quite useful.
“It can propel you or certainly get you away from the lower echelons of the league – if you lose it can have the other effect.
“From a manager’s point of view, you can either keep your job or lose your job at this time of year.
“You lose a lot of games in a short period of time and you have got chairmen who are a little bit trigger-happy and wondering about your future – I’m not saying it is going to happen here but certainly it can happen.
“We tend to look at it as a positive thing, we want the games coming thick and fast and I always look forward to the festive period because the games are there, the crowds come , hopefully – I would like to think we get a decent crowd here against Notts County on Boxing Day.
“There’s nothing better than going out and watching a game of football on Boxing Day and hopefully seeing your team win – I think that makes your Christmas.”