Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a Thursday evening, Sky come along and spoil the party.
On the plus side, if Wolves do slip to another traumatising nil-pwa we should all have sufficient recovery time to enjoy the weekend.
That’s something right?
I don’t need to tell you Leicester are flying high and after a few seasons of steady building, now look well set for promotion.
Much like Cardiff, they’ve suffered enough Championship football to warrant a crack at the Premiership. Good luck to them I say.
It’s tight for second place, with the likes of Hull, Palace and Middlesborough refusing to go away and Watford sneaking up on the rails.
So they need the points.
Fortunately for the Foxes, they boast a formidable home record with 10 wins from 14 matches and only 2 defeats.
An already strong squad has been further bolstered by the acquisition of Albion forward Chris Wood. He’s hit the ground running and poses a real threat.
I’m hoping that by the time Wolves come out the tunnel at the Walkers Stadium, my preferred lineup will have been rendered obsolete by a flurry of new signings.
Or is that foolishly optimistic?
It’s not surprising that Richard Stearman has packed his bags for Ipswich, but should we really be loaning a player to a relegation rival? Selling him to get some cash maybe, but a loan? I’m not sure what that achieves.
Anyway, assuming we have the same pool of players to choose from as Blackpool minus Roger Johnson, this would be my team:
Batth should be given his chance if Johnson’s ban isn’t overturned. I remain unconvinced from the glimpses I’ve seen that he’s significantly better than what we’ve got, but he deserves a proper run in the side to prove he can be.
If Zubar isn’t crocked, he must play right-back and it’s a toss-up between Foley and Ward on the opposite side. No real preference for me. That would be an area we’ll almost certainly see filled by a new arrival (you would hope).
It’s got to be five across the midfield.
Doyle was a passenger against Blackpool, so by dropping him and bringing in Davis, we can free up Sako, O’Hara and Peszko to get forward and support a lone forward.
That lone forward should be Siggy for me. He’s yet to enjoy an extended run in the side and what do we have to lose by giving him a chance?
15 people correctly predicted doom against Blackpool.
The following 6 of those got the scoreline too for maximum points, so well done to: westozwolf, ash k, timberwolf, MrAussieWolf, Old Goldy and me.
It’s a single for the other 9.
Against all my better judgment I think we might take something from this game. Not confident enough to go all out though.
Up The Wolves.