Ling is scared of rested Forest?

I was just contemplating leaving for Carlisle when news filtered through it was off.  What a pisser.  Still, I’ve enjoyed a lazy afternoon of nothing-in-particular, and spotted this story in which Leyton Orient manager Martin Ling bemoans the postponement.  What a strange move by him, he’s basically saying “Well I reckon we had a chance if they were tired and grumpy from all that travelling!”

The fact remains that Forest travelled up north yesterday, so will still have that particular inconvenience to deal with – but of course, they will be resting rather than playing this evening.  Whilst it’s frustrated my plans, I can see a bright side to Carlisle’s apparent lack of ability to keep their pitch warm enough to be playable.

Hoskins is recovering from a back injury, and will now have the rest of the week to get himself fully fit before heading to Orient, and whilst it may be unlikely, depending on when the replay is scheduled for we might even have Tyson back in contention.  The recently postponed Doncaster Rovers vs. Leeds United game has been rescheduled to 1st April – how apt – it looks a likely candidate for the trip to Carlisle to be played too, looking at our fixture list.

That’s in a little over 5 weeks time – for a game originally scheduled to take place back in November!  By the time it does get contested it will be clearer what is and isn’t required in terms of points to get to our desired league placing, it could still be a massive game.