I’m currently sat here in Marmaris, enjoying the sun and have been itching for something to write about.
The international breaks always give me the hump, as I find England incredibly tedious to watch these days and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s footy generally that bores me. It’s all too cagey and there aren’t enough “bums off seats” moments.
Perhaps my hindsight isn’t what it was though and I just find it easier to recall more exciting footy of years ago, while blanking the mundane stuff?
Couple that with the fact that I’m bored witless reading the usual rubbish that we see generally in the media and here we are, with me posting earlier than normal.
It’s a good game to talk about though, as after our very decent run, which sees us eight games undefeated, we now face a very tough test against a Wolves side who are playing nice footy.
And yes, they look quite fearsome at the moment and it seems some of us are almost scared of what they might do to us.
But I don’t quite see it like that.
I know we’ve played some poor teams lately, which has helped us top the current form table, but whichever way you look at it, surely our record lately means we’re very hard to beat?
Of course, it would seem Wolves have the tools to open us up, but we do seem to have a very solid defence.
The latter has been weakened though, with Taylor’s suspension for his reckless tackle and it’ll be interesting to see who Steve Bruce plays there.
Whatever, you’d expect Wolves to put severe pressure on our left hand side and my worry is that we play Bjarnasson there. I’m sorry, but I just don’t rate the bloke as anything more than run of the mill back-up.
And indeed, you could even say our defence hasn’t been really tested at all yet.
And on the odd occasions when it has, we’ve looked quite vulnerable to any pace, which would seem a Wolves strength.
The simple fact is the above is not really very good analysis, is it?
But the truth is, I don’t watch other sides much, particularly in the Championship and I just tend to go with my gut feelings.
Which quite simply say that we need to get something from this game, to prove that we have what it takes to seriously challenge for promotion.
And while I find myself a bit worried about our defence, so I also think our attack has enough to make Wolves worried too.
Will Bruce go careful and just put one up front (in which case I’d play Davis, with Kodjia behind) or will he stick with two, which has worked well?
I’m certainly expecting five in the middle.
Those instincts tell me we’re going to lose this one, but it won’t be the end of the world if we do.
It’ll be a setback, no doubt, but this is as tough a test as it’ll get this season.
If we put up a decent show, I’ll be able to live with it.
Meanwhile, the hopeful side of me sees a draw and that’s what I’m going for.
1-1, it is then.
I’ve added a poll to see what you think;