Tranmere Rovers are ninety minutes away from reclaiming a place in the Football League today. Here at Jammy Toast we are on edge and nervous about the outcome of today’s game. However, for someone with his heart and money invested in the fortunes of Tranmere, Mark Palios is remarkably relaxed about the fine line between waking up as the owner of a Football League or National League club on Monday morning. “You cannot rely on one game, you have to step back,” he says of the National League play-off final against Forest Green Rovers.
Amemorial service will be held today at St Peter’s Church, Heswall, to pay tribute to former Tranmere Rovers player and manager, Johnny King. More than 50 former Tranmere players are expected gather to join club officials, family and friends for the service of thanksgiving. Team-mates from Johnny’s years as a player at Prenton Park together with players who featured in Rovers teams during King’s two spells as manager will be paying their last respects at the service, which begins at 1pm. The large turnout reflects the esteem and affection in which Johnny was held by the football community and Tranmere supporters alike.