UK time is: 04:21:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Reflection and Preview - Wolves to Villa!



Reflection and Preview is back!

Last season I toyed with the idea and ran the articles for a short time, and they seemed to go down ok so this season they will be a regular theme for all Premier League games!

Reflection - Wolves.

In theory this was a game which most fans would mark us down for 3 points, and I was one of them. No disrespect to Wolves but this was a game we should have been winning. However with the circumstances as they were, having N'Zonzi at CB it was always going to be an up hill struggle and we can't really judge the season on that performance.

The question will always remain though - Why did we not have another centre back in before the start of the season?

Going forward we looked alright. Formica was very promising and hopefully a sign of good things to come. If we can sort out the size of our squad, we will be alright this season.

Preview - Aston Villa

Aston Villa. Again. I am sick of this lot! We seem to play them at least 4 times a season and to make things worse, we chose to play them in pre-season as well this year!

It will be a hard game as always, there is no doubt about that, but with Villa looking worse off than last season, it could be a game we have a chance of snatching something from. Ashley Young and Stuart Downing will be big losses for Villa this season, even though they did bring in N'Zogbia. Darren Bent will always provide a threat and we have to hope our defenders are fit again after last week. N'Zonzi vs Bent would not end well.

My prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn Rovers. Formica & Bent to score.

Also this time around I am going to steal a little something from Mikey. Each week I will compose a team made up of players from each of the teams, with a maximum of 7 players from each club!

Robinson

Salgado Samba Dunne Warnock

Hoilett N'Zonzi Formica N'Zogbia

Bent Agbonlahor

Join The Vital Debate
The Journalist

Writer: Joe Ainscough Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 20 2011

Time: 12:18AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Nice read Joe! Spot on about Wolves. Onwards and upwards tomorrow ! Think we can sneak a win! Although a draw would be okay...within reason!
St_Jimmy_77
Report Abuse
20/08/2011 00:28:00

good work Rover23, a point would suit me at this point just to getb something on the board before are influx of new players
glen9mullan
Report Abuse
20/08/2011 03:36:00

A point would be very welcome indeed!
rossp2112
Report Abuse
20/08/2011 08:00:00

I realise there is stuff missing.. but it will hopefully improve week by week!
rover23
Report Abuse
20/08/2011 10:38:00

I think this game will be a very cagey 1, both teams know each other so well. it could go either way but maybe petrovic get a debut goal and goodwillie, my prediction 2 1
stevekally
Report Abuse
20/08/2011 11:01:00

noway we lose like we always do under kean . My prediction 4-1 we lose
tubzz
Report Abuse
20/08/2011 17:21:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 58
2. rovers2011 13
3. dallydally 12
4. Sasman! 10
5. rover50 9
6. roverjoy 4
7. rhodie110961 1
8. Mhaycocks 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Ipswich 43 21 11 11 18 74
7. Brentford 43 21 8 14 14 71
8. Wolves 43 20 11 12 11 71
9. Blackburn 42 15 14 13 4 59
10. Forest 43 15 13 15 4 58
11. Sheff Wed 43 14 16 13 -5 58
12. Charlton 43 13 18 12 -3 57

Breaking League News

Karanka so proud
Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 22:51:01
Boro return top with superb victory
Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 22:27:01
Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 21:53:00
Norwich : 17/04/2015 21:44:01
Huddersfield v Derby - Team News
Derby County : 17/04/2015 21:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Eastwood 1%
Marshall 11%
Kilgallon 22%
Spurr 0%
Olsson 0%
O'Sullivan 44%
Spearing 11%
Evans 0%
Conway 0%
Brown 0%
Rhodes 11%
Sub:-Cairney 0%
Sub:-Gestede 0%