So, one player not featuring against Watford tomorrow will be Jerome Thomas and, whilst I’m sure there’s some logic behind it I feel it’s a shame really. I’ve always liked ‘JT’ as a player – even when being too flash / lazy you knew he could change a game – if only he wanted to, so perhaps div 1 is the place for him. With Bouazza coming in all starts to make sense although I doubt he’s on less than Thomas the prospect of cash from Pompey (who became the first team to win the FA Cup with a walkover in the final last year ;-) would be hard to resist. I actually though Thomas had started to show some good form pre / early season so I’ll miss him, even if not all Addicks will. Well I say good luck Jerome – show them what you can do ... and say hi to the Hermanator.
And of down the yellow brick road to Watford the team wander tomorrow. Sorry to be a pessimist but I’m predicting a 2-1 defeat with Varney grabbing our goal. Hopefully I’ll carry on my 0/1 result predictions so far for the season and the lads can prove me wrong ... come on u reds!!!
Elsewhere in Div 2 Bristol City take on Derby in the televised clash and I’ll predict a bore draw there. I’m also going for home wins for Norwich, Preston, Reading and Wolves, aways for Coventry, Ipswich and Brum and a draw at Sheff U v QPR. Elsewhere Doncaster and Forest have a free weekend but I here rumours they’re both planning exhibition matches ... don’t do it guys, take advantage of the rest. With 71% of results correctly predicted in the week I’m confident I can continue the run ... maybe?
PS – don’t forget the championship programme on Sunday shows bits of the second division :-)