Well we’re playing on Monday evening rather than the weekend but we welcome Aston Villa to the Cottage for a 17:45 kick-off.
It’s just as well that we’re not allowed to attend this game, first it was 3 o’clock Saturday, then 2 o’clock Sunday, then 6 o’clock Monday and finally 5:45 Monday to allow the later Monday evening game to be shown in pubs before the 10 o’clock curfew. How considerate of the League to look after pubs, when have they shown the same consideration for the fans who actually attend games?
Anyhow back to the game, it’s far too early to say that this is a 6 pointer however I think it’s a game that we really need to win. If we win then we’ll have 3 points from 3 games, if we kept that up we should have just enough to stay up?
Villa stayed up by the skin of their teeth last season but have strengthened their squad, notably with Brentford’s Watkins, Birmingham’s Hogan, Martinez and Traore.
I’m sure that Scotty Parker would have this down as a “probable win” game, our record against Villa is reasonable with 10 wins, 6 defeats and 8 draws.
Games of interest..
Brighton v Man Utd
Palace v Everton
West Brom v Chelsea
Burnley v Southampton
Sheff Utd v Leeds
Spurs v Newcastle
West Ham v Wolves
Fulham v Villa
Liverpool v Arsenal
come on over to the forum and join in the discussion…