Friday, August 22, 2008


Just a quick pre-match ramble here as the bank holiday weekend beckons starting with poets day ...
So tomorrow we take on the fancied royals of Reading and ‘welcome’ their (ex croydon scouse – what a terrible combination!) manager steve Coppell to the Valley in the Sky TV early kick off.
No Todorov, Ambrose, Racon, McCleod (all injured), Youga (suspended), ZZ (still recovering from his visit to some event full of people running around in their pants and vests?), Jerome Thomas (now joining the herminator on a full time basis), Sinclair, Wagstaff, Aswad Thomas ++ (loans) and Basey doubtful means pardew will be scrapping around for a team. Well maybe not the first 11 but the bench isn’t going to be bulging with superstars is it?
Anyway, regardless of this I’d predict a defeat anyway (pessimistic bastard I am early on but then Watford and Reading are good sides in this league) – I’m plumming for 0-2 unfortunately but hope I’m wrong

Elsewhere I’m predicting home wins for Brum, Cov and QPR – away wins for Sheff U, Burnley, Wolves, Watford and Preston (yes 5 aways!) with a draw at Derby – with 9 out of 10 right last week I might even put a couple of quid on a perm


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