>I am watching this tomorrow night with my mate Barry. Barry supports the Clarets and Blues. I don’t hold it against him. It must be difficult.
Villa have a great looking team, solid in defence, competitive in midfield and pacey down the flanks. They (like Spurs) have a manager who came for an interview at Newcastle but O’Neill (like Redknapp) disliked the structure and so turned down the job. Both managers have predictably done a fine job while we have stumbled, slipped and slumped.
So tomorrow is a good test for us. Simply to be competitive, balanced and adventurous would be enough for me. But with Bolton and Spurs winning this weekend, a win would out us in a lofty 14th place. Wooooo!