I’d have said last chance, but it seems the press are reporting that RDM might get the Preston game too and I suppose that’s fair enough.
It’s not that I want RDM gone for the sake of it. It’s just that I’m not convinced he’s the man to motivate the team in the way that’s required to get results.
Opinions seem divided though and if we don’t win tonight I think I’m going to run a poll in the next post.
Talking of managers, it seems Nigel Pearson might have been involved in another punch-up;
Well, it’s the only reason for a club suspension that I can think of anyway.
And Fat Sam has been caught talking about third party ownership, which could see him sacked too;
I’d take either of them over RDM, for what it’s worth.
Anyway, on to the game and Barnsley are without injured full-back Aidy White and Cole Kpekawa is likely to continue in his absence. Saidy Janko is out with a torn thigh muscle, while James Bree could feature after overcoming his hamstring problem.
On our side, Ross McCormack might be fit to return and Jack Grealish will probably be recalled.
So what to think?
Ian Holloway thinks our late show against Newcastle might have been a turning point and he actually predicts a Villa win.
Me, I’m not convinced and the first 70 minutes of that game disgusted me.
I’d go for another draw, but surely the odds are against that?
So a 1-0 win for us then.
And if we don’t get it, RDM is another step closer to the sack.