So there’s no game tomorrow, which is quite good news on my part, as I would have had to miss it yet again, if there was.
It’s poor really, but I actually appreciate us playing the evening games, as it suits my working pattern.
Whatever, I thought I’d take a look at what might happen in this transfer window and the truth is, I really don’t think there will be much going on at all.
We’ve signed Axel Tuanzebe from Man Utd, who is apparently a centre-back come central midfielder.
While I am happy to welcome him and totally understand why Steve Bruce might think he’s required (Whelan and Jedinak are frankly two old crocks, who we are obviously nursing along), so I’ve never heard of him before now.
And after watching part of the Yeovil- Man Utd game tonight, I would hope he’s a little bit better than the rest of their kids.
I’m really not convinced about how the young lad will operate in the very tough league that is the Championship, as it’s a different world to the U-23’s or whatever, but no doubt someone has seen something in him that might suit us.
I just wonder who it was.
I see some Villa fans have thought about bringing Ross McCormack back and here I have to question their sanity.
He won’t be coming back as long as I’ve got a hole in my proverbial.
Let’s get this straight.
He and Bruce hate each other, simple.
And scoring a boat-load of goals in a ridiculously Mickey Mouse A League means absolutely nothing, in my opinion.
Will we sell him?
Not a chance, unless we’re going to suck up at least half his wages.
I’m sure Bruce will be thinking the further away he is, the better.
Hmm, it’s hard to call this one.
My guess would be that he might prefer to move to us, as it means he wouldn’t have to move home.
But it would seem Brighton might be willing to buy him outright, which is what Leicester want.
At the end of the day, I suspect it will mostly come down to the wages and unfortunately, you’d have to guess that Brighton can edge us out, given our FPP dilemma.
Which says it all, when we consider how far we’ve fallen.
I find that quite depressing, but that’s how it is.
That’s an interesting question too.
I strongly suspect he’ll go, as even though I thought he’d done enough to get a run after Terry’s injury, so he was immediately dropped.
The sticking point here will be his wages. He’s on very decent money and I struggle to see who will match what we pay him.
I know he’s come out and said he wants to stay, but a fortnight ago, he apparently wanted to leave.
Can two starts really have made that much difference?
Unless he has cut a deal with Steve Bruce, where he’s been promised lots of games, I don’t see him starting that much. And I’ll bet he’s been promised nothing.
I can see him going to fund someone else, but knowing us, he’s probably got an extra £10 grand a week to stay and keep his trap shut.
And that someone else might be the oddball that none of us expected.
As long as it’s not Alex Bruce, I’ll live with it.
In short, I see Bruce being very much true to his word and there won’t be much happening.
I’m sorry to disappoint those of you who love the speculation.