Ok, so the last post has become a little old and we appreciate you all want something different to talk about at this stage of the (non) season.
So, the question I’ve been been asking myself is, as above really.
What can we expect?
Well, I quite simply believe it’s still very early days in the window, where none of us, including the mejia, have a clue what’s going to happen when it comes to ins and outs at Villa Park.
We’ve had Gueye and Amavi come in; that is known.
And Delph and probably Benteke are gone, along with a few others.
Even Guzan was gone for £3 million.
Until Sherwood refuted it totally and said he was going to be his number one goalie this season.
So what’s known about who’s coming in?
Adebayor? Very possibly, in my opinion, but more likely not as a mainstay. I don’t believe even Sherwood would be able to motivate him for a whole season.
And he won’t be costing the fairly big money that’s being mentioned either. But that’s just my opinion.
He ticks the boxes, but let’s see if we’ll pay the asking.
Although, I think he might suit the Villa.
In short, we, along with the mejia, know absolutely nothing.
Even the usual supposed ITK’s know nothing, which I find quite interesting, but that’s an aside.
So what can we expect from the stuff that really matters; the actual footy we get to see on the pitch?
That’s where you lot come in.
I think I know that we will not be going down the defensive “try not to concede and nick one”, Lambert type of approach, that we knew was going to doom us in quick time.
And we’re going to go for games, especially against the “lesser” teams, or even those around our level.
And we’ll even approach games against the top clubs with the same attitude.
Or will we?
Shouldn’t a canny manager look to nick the draw against the better clubs, whilst knowing that they can punish us?
But then, we’ve done Arsenal away and Pool, even under Lambert.
Basically, what I’m asking is do you think Sherwood is going to go Gung Ho?
At first thought, I’d love it, but it could cost us, as it did under Lambert.
My personal thoughts are that we need to watch how our defence works, as it’s been an ongoing problem and this is where I would put any winter window money, if the need arises.
Mixed thoughts, but basically it all boils down to quality, as per usual.
I suspect I’m thinking the same as many, in that anywhere from 18th to 7th is probably realistic this season.
One thing I’m sure of, is that it isn’t going to be boring.