Date: 25th July 2006 at 10:03pm
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Want to know everything about Tranmere Rovers? Well, here’s the place to find out!

Who are ya? Tranmere Rovers

Nickname: Rovers

Ground: Prenton Park

How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 21A, the M1. Leave the M1 at Junction 19 for the M6. Leave the M6 at Junction 16 and follow the A500 for about seven miles until a roundabout with the A51. Take the second exit here (signposted Nantwich, Stone) and follow this road until the A55. Turn off the A55 at the M53. Leave the M53 at Junction 4 and take the fourth exit off the roundabout onto the B5151. Continue straight on for around 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Prenton Road West and the ground is 200 yards away on the right hand side. Distance from Priestfield: 249 miles. Approximate time: 4hrs 29mins

Nearest station: Birkenhead Central.

Websites: Vital Tranmere, Official website.

Manager: Ronnie Moore, in charge since June 2006.

Last five games v Gillingham:

11/02/06: League One – Gillingham (Byfield) 1-1 Tranmere (O’Leary)

25/09/05: League One – Tranmere (Jackson, Greenacre) 2-2 Gillingham (Byfield 2 (1pen))

20/03/01: Division One – Gillingham (King (pen), Onuora) 2-1 Tranmere (Koumas)

19/08/00: Division One – Tranmere (Gill, Flynn, Hill) 3-2 Gillingham (Asaba, Southall (pen))

13/01/79: Division Three (old) – Gillingham 3-2 Tranmere

All-time record v the Gills:

Matches: 26
Gills wins: 3
Draws: 14
Tranmere wins: 9

Remember me? The referee pointing at the spot. The Gills have had three penalties in their last four meetings with Tranmere, scored by Nicky Southall, Marlon King and Darren Byfield respectively. Given that we’ve only ever managed to beat Rovers three times in our history, penalties against them seem to come along more often than wins!

Man to watch: Chris Greenacre. After a disappointing spell at Stoke, Greenacre bounced back to form last season and was a vital part of the Rovers squad which eventually beat the drop despite a shocking run of late form.

2006/07 prospects: In Ronnie Moore, Rovers have a good manager and he should definitely inspire them to an improvement on last season. Whether it will be too soon for them to make a genuine play-off push remains to be soon but they could well cause some surprises if they are taken too lightly.