What a few days since Bolton eh ?
We now come up to the most important game for Villa in a decade, we SIMPLY can not afford a defeat. If I wrote this preview a couple of days ago I would have mentioned the last time Mcleish took a relegated threatened side to a derby game at the end of the season. That was 4 years ago, one of the best moments for myself as a Villa fan !
However the last 36 hours has seen a massive mood shift. Dunne speaks about support but does not mention Mcleish. The journalists we all moaned at have broken against Mcleish and Lambert rumours made into the public sphere.
Am I hoping too much that Mcleish has gone, maybe, do I think he will be there in August – NO CHANCE. Therefore tomorrow is all about the players, showing the desire and ability to win and showing that they can overcome the curse of Mcleish.
In other words I have a feeling Mcleish is no longer in effective control and that freedom will release the players. I think the team for this game will be
For the first time in weeks as well, despite what the West Brom fans feel I think we can and will win because the curse has been removed. The fans will behind the team, we all suspect that something is going on.