Villa – Spurs; More hopeful than expectant.

I don’t think I’m particularly tight, but I don’t like to waste money either.
So after leaving my job last week and being in no massive rush to get back to work, I’ve got a good chance to do a major job on my car. The autobox pan and oil change.
It’s a £450-500 job if you take it to a garage and a fair bit more if you go to the dealer.
And I’m not paying that!
So I’ve spent a good few hours researching how to do it correctly and buying the right parts, along with some required tools.
I’m about to have a bash at it, now the forecst is dry for the day.

The point is, the Villa are extremely important in my life, but they don’t always come first.
Hence I’ve hardly even thought about footy this week.

We face Spurs today then and while we’ve had a torrid time against them over the last few years, this is one of those games that I’ve always looked forward to.
Spurs have a long tradition of trying to play the game in the right way and I expect that’s why it appeals to me.

Looking at Spurs recently, it would seem to be a very good time to play them, but a look at the form table says that isn’t necessarily true.
Yes, they’ve ony won one in their last 5, having lost 3 and drawn 1, but they’ve faced Newcastle, Man U and Liverpool in those games, which I’s suggest distorts things slightly.

Our form is more middle table and we’ve won two 2, lost 2 and drawn 1.

Not that think form has too much to do with anything. We all know any team can beat any other on the day.
But I’m always willing to clutch at any straw and it’s something that makes me hope we can get something from the game.

Squad news, which reminds me. I haven’t had a mail from the club this week re the presser etc.Strange???
Anyway, it’s good news and the only player not available is Jed Steer. Cash, Kamara, Bailey and Coutinho were in the squad but not ready 100% to play.
This week some are still not capable of playing 90 mins, but they’re all fit enough to play a part if required.

As for Spurs Clement Lenglet suffered a shoulder problem against Crystal Palace but is expected to be fit. Yves Bissouma was in the matchday squad last week, but it’s not known if he’s quite ready.
Hugo Lloris, Ryan Sessegnon and Rodrigo Bentancur are all still out.

I reckon this game will be about scoring goals and not so much about conceding them. Spurs have Kane and Son, who I rate highly. We of course have Olly, who’s done really well for us and have a few players capable of scoring, but I think Spurs carry the bigger threat.

Whatever, I’m thinking and hoping this will be an entertaining game.
Having said that, I don’t see it being high scoring.

Do I think we’ll win? No, I don’t. But I definitely think we might get a point, which while not ideal, I would probably settle for.
But I haven’t been convinced about us for the last few games and I think we’ve just run out of steam. At least I hope that’s all it is.

Unfortunately, if I let my head rule my heart, I think we’ll lose 2-1.
Hopefully I’m wrong.

Right, where are my overalls?



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  1. Gerry
    Gerry May 13, 2023 at 4:29 pm . Reply

    Should have taken Ollie off

  2. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum May 13, 2023 at 4:31 pm . Reply


  3. koreavilla
    koreavilla May 13, 2023 at 4:33 pm . Reply


  4. Gerry
    Gerry May 13, 2023 at 4:35 pm . Reply

    Another goal please

  5. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 May 13, 2023 at 4:35 pm . Reply

    Mings has been immense today

  6. koreavilla
    koreavilla May 13, 2023 at 4:42 pm . Reply

    martinez an effing goalkeeping god right now

  7. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum May 13, 2023 at 4:43 pm . Reply

    Young has been outstanding…

  8. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum May 13, 2023 at 4:45 pm . Reply

    That was a TERRIBLE Kane dive.

  9. little8
    little8 May 13, 2023 at 4:52 pm . Reply

    Oh no let’s not blow this

  10. badger123
    badger123 May 13, 2023 at 4:59 pm . Reply

    That ref was a fucking disgrace.
    Where on earth did he get 7 and a half mins extra time from?
    I wonder how much he got bunged today?
    Because that’s the only reason I can see he gave that.

  11. Gerry
    Gerry May 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm . Reply

    Considering McGinn was booked in the first 20 mins he was magnificent. Too many poor days for Ollie. 50 million… Yes please

  12. Holte
    Holte May 13, 2023 at 5:04 pm . Reply

    Well that was an unnecessarily tense finish. I think Emi was a bit slow making the challenge but VAR was always going to gift their beloved Spurs a penalty. I still think our final third needs upgrades in the summer.

  13. Holte
    Holte May 13, 2023 at 5:07 pm . Reply

    Also the officials were shockingly poor. The referee was a joke and this allowing play to go on when clearly offside is embarrassing. I wonder how many times the flag would have gone up if it was Villa attacks.

  14. koreavilla
    koreavilla May 13, 2023 at 5:25 pm . Reply


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