Wolves – Villa preview; a tough one. POLL

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.

I’m rambling.
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;

40 Comments

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  1. Dave67 October 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm . Reply

    They are making a laugh out of us, we are shit and we are not getting promoted this season. This championship is going to be our home for a long time. I am disgusted with our performance.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath October 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm . Reply

      Me too it’s not the fact we lost it’s the way we lost. Wolves are a progressive club getting super agents to do signings for them with a forward thinking manager. We have Bruce the dinosaur. The last 5 results just paper over the cracks like IV always said.

  2. Unlucky Luc October 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm . Reply

    45% of us in the poll said we’d draw and 31% said we’d win.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath October 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm . Reply

      So we’ve got 76% optimistic deluded supporters then 😄

  3. Tekkers48 October 14, 2017 at 7:18 pm . Reply

    You win some you loose some. Not good enough tonight. Move on.

    1. Kerryvillan October 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm . Reply

      You win some you lose some but the football is always shit! I could take a loss today if we played anyway decent but we play with no fight no passion no composure and no creativity! If we had a bad game today you could say NVM it’s just a bad day but this is EVERY game we win by luck even against Bolton.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath October 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm . Reply

        Agree Kerryvillan the club is still in terminal decline imo. If we somehow did go up with this squad and manager we’d be straight back down again next season. Wolves on the other hand showed they could finish midtable to top ten imo

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath October 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm . Reply

      It’s the way we lost though we were outclassed by a team just 4 points ahead of us.

  4. Alfie Ricketts (@AlfieRicketts1) October 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm . Reply

    I wouldn’t say TOO poor from Villa but it was Wolves that really shined bright ; amzzing footwork , nice setups and a lot more. It put them in 1st place but still , Villa CAN (not saying for definite) get at least 3rd or 2nd. It’ll e a tough ride since the teams that we have been playing are fairly poor so it just puts us Villa fans in the position of ‘what will happen next?’.

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