Villa – Sheff Weds; I predict a win

I nearly said I predict a riot, as I quite like the Kaiser Chiefs (a Sheffield band and that’s one of their songs, in case you didn’t know), but thought it might be in bad taste when referring to a footy game.
So I’m going to stick with my optimism and predict a win.

I have a loose workmate who supports Wednesday and he asked me for my prediction today.
I’d actually forgot he supports them, so immediately responded that we’d win.

He asked “why?” and instantly said we’ve no chance.
To which I replied that Burton managed to hold them at home, so why not?

And that’s about how I see it, gut-wise.

I said after the Huddersfield game that I was very encouraged, even though we’d lost.
We played fairly well, sounded the better team, hit the woodwork twice compared to their first effort where they scored and by all accounts, were the better side.
We were bloody unlucky.

Yes, I’m minded to agree you make your own luck, but I doubt there’s many that would deny that it seems we’ve had way more than our fair share of bad luck over the last few years.
So surely we’re due some good luck?

Not that I think we’ll need it.
I think the midfield are beginning to show and as long as we have Jedinak in there, I suspect we’ll have too much for the opposition, even if they’re sitting in a very decent sixth position.

Squad-wise, we have the same injuries/suspension plus the addition of Hutton, whose knee problem is unknown.
Grealish and more interestingly, Scott Hogan might make the squad, although I doubt either will start.

As for Wednesday, Almen Abdi and Sam Hutchinson might return.

I’m not really sure what else there is to say, as you either believe we’re showing signs of progress or you don’t.
We know what the team will be, pretty much, but perhaps any debate might move over to the way Bruce sets the team up?
Certainly I’m not convinced that he has been as negative lately as some of us might think and the commentaries recently have often talked about how open the games have been.
But that’s for another day.

I’m going for a 2-1 win, with Hourihane to get one.
And I rarely predict a goalscorer.

I like feeling optimistic.


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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm .

    VP very quiet, just like the game.

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm .

    Wednesday penalty shout after a player pulled down????
    No dice, but could very well have been given.

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm .

    Wednesday still playing 2 up, even with 10 men.
    Fletcher on for Winnall.
    Wednesday going for it.

    Rhodes gets a chance, but puts it over.

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    nath March 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm .

    need to get another goal. stays 1 nil wednesday will get late chances, when they push for it at death

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      badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm .

      Bannan fouled by Hourihane, who gets a yellow.

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm .

    wednesday sub.
    Semaindo on for Lumens, who was struggling.

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm .

    Kodjia got pulled back, but nothing.
    Villa corner.
    Comes to nothing.

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm .

    Comms talking about Amavi playing wide.
    KOdjia scores!!!


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    Bill Pearson March 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm .

    Goal villa

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm .

    Elphick coming straight on for Adomah (maybe).
    Jedinak moving to his normal position?

    Makes perfect sense.

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm .

    Yep, Elphick for Adomah.
    Round of applause for Adomah.

    Decent crowd.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm .

      Too little too late badger. Our home form has been decent most of season but away form is pathetic. Shame we are winning games when it’s miles too late

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        badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm .

        With respect, shut up, you tart!

        Just enjoy the win.
        There will be plenty of time for moaning when we actually lose a game.

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