Huddersfield – Villa; A tough one, but you never know.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling very optimistic this evening.
Not so much that I see us getting the three points easily, but certainly enough to think we can get a point and possibly even sneak the win.

I know. Looking at the current league positions you might think I’m crackers.
And on average you’d be right. The higher placed teams normally beat the lower placed ones.
But this is footy, where we all know it doesn’t always work like that.

I said I’d talk about form. Well, Huddersfield at home more precisely.
They’ve been beaten at home by Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan(!) and Newcastle, the latter just on Saturday.
They’ve also been held to draws by Birmingham and Blackburn.
So they are NOT invincible, by any means.
That said, they do have very decent form and I’m perhaps clutching at straws.

So what’s in our favour?
Well, we know we’re on a roll and we have momentum. The player’s confidence must be at least improved.
And Hudderfield’s pitch has not held up to the rigours of a footy season. Couple the fact that there’s Rugby played there too and it’s frankly rubbish, which won’t suit their passing style.

Then again, our squad is depleted and we’re having to play some of the U-23’s by the look of it.
Any new faces will surely be busting a gut and it’s as good a time as any to see if they have the makings, as we have little to play for and the pressure should be off.

How are we going to approach the game though?
For me, Bruce should start carefully, see how it pans out and if we’re holding our own, take it to them.
What have we got too lose, after all? We’ve a weakened team anyway, so losing won’t be a disgrace.
But if Bruce tries to be too careful and plays for the draw, with a view to a counter, I’ll be somewhat disappointed, I suspect.
Hourihane is starting to look dangerous and that should be encouraged.

Head says a 1-0 loss, but my heart says 1-1, or even a 2-1.
You never know.

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  1. badger123 March 8, 2017 at 9:21 pm . Reply

    I see Simon Jordan’s been at it again.
    This time responding to a Bluenose, who asked him to buy the club and sack Zola;

    “I have to be honest the best thing about #bcfc is it’s around the corner from a proper football club in #avfc”

    Ha ha 🙂

    1. villaawayindiv3 March 9, 2017 at 10:16 am . Reply

      BACUNA…..I see if you stamp on a players head on purpose it’s 5 game ban….if you run up to a linesman…or wimp….and go boo it’s 6 games….just saying.

      1. Bill Pearson March 9, 2017 at 1:54 pm . Reply

        Good point Villaawayindiv3,
        I guessed that before they said, makes me wonder if we are a hated club to people that work for the FA , good abbreviation that ,!FA to us its means fuck all.
        Giddy sends his regards to all that like his input, he’s pissed off with no name mentioned certain bloggers, also been on holidays in Ireland.

        1. Hitchens60 March 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm . Reply

          Good to hear that Giddy’s OK and supping the dark nectar – send him my regards when you next speak Bill.

          1. Bill Pearson March 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm .

            I certainly will Hitch, he’s sending his to you Hitch.

  2. nath March 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm . Reply

    i hope this weekends games got a link grrrrrrr ~ thanks badger for the updates last tuesday 🙂

    i just been reading that bannan is hoping he doesn’t get the boos tomorrow. i think that would be very harsh,. he never did anything to deserve being booed so i hope he is given the respect of a player that represented us, i just hope he doesn’t leave with 3 points

    my early prediction

    a villa 1 sheff wed 1

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