Date: 19th February 2010 at 3:42pm
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On Saturday, Orient meet Tranmere Rovers for the fourth time this season in a league game that we believe is ‘vital’.

We sit in thirteenth position after thirty games with thirty-six points but Saturday’s opponents are a staggering nine places below us in the table with six points less then us meaning the outcome of tomorrow’s game could be vital to both clubs seasons.

Here at VitalFootball we believe this game is key to our survival. Yes, we are still unbeaten in 2010, a record which now stretches to six games but looking ahead we have a string of tough games ahead as we face Gillingham on Tuesday, Swindon next Saturday, Milton Keynes the week after followed by another midweek game this time to Oldham. This run of games will be vital to our survival bid due to how tight the bottom of our league is.

Looking at the table, Tranmere in 22nd and Brentford in 11th are seperated by just 8 points which makes me believe this Tranmere game really could make or break our season. A win and our record stretches to seven games and we push ourselves nine points away from Rovers, a defeat and we are seperated by just three points and right back in a relegation dogfight.

Tranmere on the other hand have done there survival hopes a power of good with wins against relegation rivals Southend and Gillingham in a matter of days. Rovers are near the foot of the table thanks to there chairmen and directors, they let Ronnie Moore go and replaced him with a buffoon in John Barnes. Rovers’ home form is decent with 6 wins and 6 defeats plus two draws, whilst our away form reads 3 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats.

We have to beware that Rovers will be fairly confident on the back of those big wins against Southend and Gillingham as well as having a fairly decent January where they took points off Yeovil, Charlton and Oldham.

Tomorrow’s game may not be a classic by any means but its a huge game for both sides’ survival hopes.