How many will Spuds beat us by?
Do you know what, I really don't care. I wouldn't mind if Brucey played the kids and we lost 10-0. Only one priority and I'm not sure we will achieve that this season.
Dam right Bosco - nought to lose but plenty to gain by giving some of the kids a chance who may be expected to play at end of season in relegation battles !
Good to see you have your sense of humour back, no relegation battle ..................................this year! Play offs maybe, but I think we need patience and run away with it next season. I can dream can't I!
If we win we win if we lose we lose just hope we give a half decent performance .
The priority this season has to be the championship and if we go on a cup run that may cause fixture congestion we can well do without ,
One part of me says a narrow loss wouldn't be a bad thing. Definitely don't want to get thrashed. But another part of me says that to get one over Spurs would be fantastic.
I suspect Bruce will try to win it and put out his strongest team, because anything else is a recipe for negativity to creep back into the side.
First half OK. No bite up front, but Spurs aren't getting anywhere.
2-0 to them. Getting something out of this was always going to be a long shot. Overall we looked a lot better than last season, but no real attempt at front. Johnstone looks a very good signing, the rest were pretty solid, Gabby put some effort up front with no real support. McCormack offered very little when he came on.
If we can get Lansbury it could make quite a difference.
Some of our rivals are still in the cup, which could be an advantage. We move on.
Lost 2-0 .
Now back to the more important challenge getting up the table and making a good attempt to reach the play off's .
We all seem to be of the same opinion that it would have been nice to get one over the Spud's and won but in the long run that could have done more harm than good .
We now have no distraction's so it is time to sort out our midfield and other issue's this window and move onward's and hopefully upward's .
The last point i will make regarding our squad and what is required is that i think Bruce has got it dead right in regard's to RHM .
The club have spent time and money developing him he is now just starting to get first team game's and experience and now with a very good contract offer on the table he or his advisers have said i want better term's .
This if he leave's will yet again give the impression that Villa are a feeder Club for other Club's .
What price loyalty RHM is money more important than loyalty in football now a day's .
The starting 11 today had scored 6 goals all season. You look at that team and wonder just where any goals are coming from. Yet with Kodjia and Ayew both unavailkablke, we sell Gestede and freeze out Hepburn-Murphy. The next five weeks are make or break. We MUST add to the squad and it seems that we may miss out on Lansbury now as Derby are in 'advanced talks' with the club's new owners. Oh dear!