It’s another quick one, where I’m wondering what fans think.
The fantastic news is that after Steve Bruce warned us Kodjia might miss the early months of the upcoming season, so that advice has proved to be wrong and the player is already back in training;
Given that this was supposed to be a broken ankle, the recovery is remarkably quick, seeing as he only had the OP on May the 4th, which is a month and 10 days or so.
Early predictions were 3-4 months, with Bruce saying a possible 6 months.
So either Bruce was guessing or the quacks don’t know what they’re talking about.
God, do we need a clear-out in the medical department too?
I suspect not, as the crew we have are supposedly highly regarded, but I do wonder why there’s such a disparity between the prediction and reality?
Whatever, it’s good news and should relieve us of the need to get another striker in.
Or should it?
We currently have Kodjia, Hogan, McCormack and Gabby, with back up from RHM and Keinan Davies.
Which sounds reasonable until you consider Gabby is finished, RM is still very much up in the air and Hogan has still to prove himself for the Villa.
The young lads seem promising, but we’ve seen it all before, haven’t we?
It strikes me (geddit?) Gabby’s wages are eating far too much of the striker’s part of the squad’s budget and there’s no chance we’ll get another major striker in while he remains with us.
But my opinion says we could definitely do with one.
And we really need to try and get rid of Gabby to any mug that will take him.
Sadly, I don’t see even the Chinese doing so and we’re stuck with him.
In short, thank god Kodjia’s back.
As it stands, if the midfield don’t start doing their bit, he’s about the only one I have serious faith in.
Partly because he can do it for himself. Which is the main reason he gets moaned about, in being too selfish.
It’s a funny old game.