Spurs – Villa Preview; Can Sherwood turn the spuds over?

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So it’s another big game, with it all being about Sherwood meeting his old club, Spurs.
Fortunately, it’s not a six pointer in the way the QPR game was and let’s face it, I’ll bet most of us are fairly glad about that, as the stress levels were certainly way higher than I like.

It’s obviously still an important game though, as we continue the search for the points that will keep us up; it just doesn’t have the same expectancy levels.

I’d personally be very happy if we were to take a point from this match but Spurs play a fairly open game, which might not suit us. This was demonstrated against QPR, where we can leave ourselves too open, which means our currently dodgy defence is prone to conceding far too easily.

I foresee goals and am going for 3+ overall. It’s been a long time since I thought that.

Plus points?
Benteke being on fire is the obvious one (and no, I don’t think he’s playing himself into the shop window; he’s just getting better service).

Minus points?
It still looks like we might have to play a somewhat makeshift defence if Cissokho doesn’t make it (see below).

Which leads us onto team news.

Hutton, Westwood and Sinclair are out.
Gil has supposedly suffered a dead leg and I’m not sure what to think about that, given the rumour that he was seen driving away from VP well before the game, having not been picked the other night.
It would appear Kozak isn’t considered fit enough just yet.
But the good news is Cissokho might be back after training all week.

As for Spurs, Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris are both injured and Vertonghen (along with a few others) is doubtful, as it seems there is a bit of a virus going around the club.
Let’s hope loads of them get it eh?

You can possibly keep up to date here, as things will probably change.

So what to think?
I can see a good game and it really depends which Spurs team turn up, as they can be up and down.
I suppose you could say the same for us though.

It’ll be interesting to see how Sherwood approaches this, as I’m wondering if he’ll give his former club a bit too much respect, a la Man Utd, or just go for it like the QPR game?

As I said, I’m going for 3+ goals and am going to predict 2-1 to Spurs, with them just having too much for us.

I’m hoping for the draw, as I think that’s our best bet.

But one thing I bet I’ll get right is that whatever happens, it won’t be boring.
And I don’t like boring, so that’s fine with me.


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  1. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum April 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm . Reply


    I’d like to dedicate today’s win to Langford and OhAhh!!!!!! Ha hahha !!!!

    1. langfordvilla's Grandson
      langfordvilla's Grandson April 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm . Reply

      Lol….my Grandad says he appreciates your very kind gesture!

      We will NOT be relegated

  2. Andrew
    Andrew April 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm . Reply

    Now hopefully we can stop seeing people claim ” I don’t know where the next points are coming from”… All of our games as I said are winnable bar City at the Etihad.

    GIDDYVILLAN April 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm . Reply

    Yes yes yes Tim Sherwoods claret & blue army get in there.have a day off you defeatists out there.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm . Reply

      Unbelievable and s clean sheet too. Never saw that one coming plus other results have gone our way.

        GIDDYVILLAN April 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm . Reply


  4. pat57
    pat57 April 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm . Reply

    Yes Yes Yes!!!!
    No only did Benteke score but they held out and from what I’ve heard it wasn’t a lucky win either.

    Pressure off, fancy 3 points at Man City???


  5. langfordvilla's grandson
    langfordvilla's grandson April 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm . Reply

    Fair play. Credit where its due. We would have been down by now with Lamberk.

    Benteke back in form…..well done Tim!

    My Grandad told me write this if we won

    We will NOT be relegated

  6. New Regime
    New Regime April 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm . Reply

    hopefully all the Sherwood out and deadwood fanatics will pipe down a bit

    Massive win

    We have the right man in charge


    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm . Reply

      Still want him out he knew how to play v Spurs stop Kane you stop Spurs. Bit like us with benteke.

      1. Jimbo
        Jimbo April 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm . Reply

        Why do you always have to be negative, should have beat qpr, beat spuds, beat WBA twice, creating chances unlike under lamberk, playing with more passion, come on villa, thing sherwood is great for the club, positive with a bit of cockiness thrown in

      2. Colonius81
        Colonius81 April 12, 2015 at 10:47 am . Reply

        I am going to be as persistent about this as you are ooh- ahh you posted probably a dozen times that anyone would be better than lambert, Stick by your point,

  7. Dave67
    Dave67 April 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm . Reply

    Great result great fighting spirt. Come on the Villa

  8. bencey83
    bencey83 April 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm . Reply

    Took the words right out of my mouth Bum Bum! I just came here to say “YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!” too!

  9. swampduck
    swampduck April 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm . Reply

    where are you langford nothing to say asswipe

  10. B6
    B6 April 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm . Reply

    @ Langford
    @ Oohah

    Sherwood has no Tactical nous to see the game out, Sherwood won’t get 3 more points this season, I’d take a draw cause we’ll need another couple to get anything out of the game, Kane will piss all over our defense

    Just some of the comments the insane old gits posted regarding our game against Tottenham. I don’t expect them to give credit where it’s due, that’d mean swallowing there pride.

    Looks like you were both wrong….AGAIN!

    Enjoy the humble pie. 🙂

    Tim Sherwoods claret n blue army.


    1. Tekkers48
      Tekkers48 April 11, 2015 at 5:19 pm . Reply

      Benteke just scored cause he wants a move to Spurs. Just playing for a transfer. 😉

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 11, 2015 at 5:23 pm . Reply

        Wouldn’t surprise me obvious replacement if Kane leaves.

      2. Bill Pearson
        Bill Pearson April 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm . Reply

        Langford ,you should know by now not many our age have that thing they call sense of humour, mate I’m still you friend.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm . Reply

      Even lamberk pulled off some good results means nothing. He also had the advantage of knowing how they play and what strengths and weakness are etc.

      1. B6
        B6 April 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm . Reply

        Means nothing? Idiot, it means we got 3 points and gives us breathing space. you really are retarded.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm . Reply

          Yes but one result against a spuds team on their holidays with nothing to play for dosnt mean Sherwood is a good manager. We played them at the right time take Kane out that team and they arnt a great deal better than us tbh

          1. B6
            B6 April 11, 2015 at 5:41 pm . Reply

            On there Holidays? they still had a chance of making the top 4 until we ruined it for them. Good result for you boys too oohah over the Wolves today, Shame you won’t be playing us in the championship next season. 😉

      2. pat57
        pat57 April 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm . Reply

        Come on Oohaah ….at least crack your face with a smile 🙂

        As a Villa fan you should be ecstatic at being wrong…unless you’re really a closet Baggies fan of course 😉

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 11, 2015 at 5:38 pm . Reply

          Course I’m ecstatic iv said ages ago we will stay up. WBA are being dragged bk into it imo momentum us against them

      3. Colonius81
        Colonius81 April 12, 2015 at 10:55 am . Reply

        I can’t take you seriously ooh-ahh, this is just click bait, comment bait, take the most obviously controversial stance going overtime and watch the comments flow, and its 180 degrees from the previous stance .. its just gibberish, Lads can we get some genuine debate opinion or insight instead? someone who actually believes in what they posting?

        The faux controversy now for the sake of it is getting on my tits … we have appointed 5 permanent and 3 interim managers in the last 9 years, its easy to see the pattern

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 11:59 am . Reply

          So u think I was wrong about lamberk then?

  11. little8
    little8 April 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm . Reply

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh no chance of goin down now ,as posted thought it was a sure fire defeat today so glad to be wrong .Enjoy the weekend bloggers an look forward to next week.

  12. Tekkers48
    Tekkers48 April 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm . Reply

    Sherwood last six league games = 10 points
    Lambert final six league games = 1 point

    Get a grip all those Sherwood haters. We would be sitting bottom of league now with a big R beside our name if Lambert had stayed.

    Sherwood has instilled a belief in the players that they can beat anybody. Won’t always happen but there is a belief in this team that has been missing for years. Seems it will take a lot more effort for him to instill that belief in some of the fans.

    Whisper it quietly as I don’t want Randy to here it, but with the current squad and a full season under Sherwood we would be challenging in the top half of the table.

    He is far from perfect but who’s better out there. Pulis ! Lol !

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