Tottenham away, It’s a surreal feeling after three years in exile. But what an opportunity to show the footballing world that we’re back, and mean business. Happy as a pig in sh** that’s me. It’s going to be a testing campaign, but I am optimistic it will be a successful one. I have been spurred on by the way we have gone about our recruitment. It’s been meticulous and carried out with military precision.
Now it’s time to implement phase two of that plan and get down to business. It all kicks off tomorrow. And as far as Dean Smith is concerned, It’s still eleven v eleven. I’m probably in the minority who genuinely believe we can cause an upset. So I will elaborate a little.
Reasons To Be Optimistic
Well for starters Dean Smith is no longer using the last incumbent’s secondhand tools. He’s been shopping, and he’s got his very own set of power tools. They are far more flexible by design, and some of the tools are even interchangeable while others were designed to do more specific jobs. But more importantly, he’s purchased some spares.
If you think Dean Smith has made a bad judgement call, by not bringing in another forward, then your probably thinking of Villa’s style under the last incumbent. Or maybe you’ve not seen our pre-season games. You see, we don’t need a big target man because of the way Dean Smith plays. Our front three will be interchangeable.
Regardless If It’s Wesley, Davis or Kodjia who plays. Similar principles will apply that we see with Liverpool’s front three. I’ve already seen a few fans pick up on this so not sure why others have not.
Sixteen goals in pre-season and where they came from shows the goals will be shared throughout this season, and when you factor in, that we now have a much younger, more dynamic athletic and better balance to our team. And with the arrival of proper defensive Midfielders. Who will free up Jack and allow him to push further forward?. And we all know how Jack driving forward creates space for others. And what opportunities arise from it.
Tottenham To Rue The Day
Tomorrow you will hopefully see what I am referring too, and although it’s going to be extremely difficult, I think we have every chance of causing an upset. Lets face it the expert’s don’t expect us to win, so what we got to lose. It’s a reverse role to last season, where the pressure was on us before we even kicked a ball most weeks. And every team raised their game against us.
But whatever happens tomorrow. We will have our own little mini-league to contend with, and we will not be facing many teams of Tottenham’s quality every week. Maybe just maybe this result is already written in the stars. And Mr Levy will be having nightmares about Jack late tomorrow evening.