A Long Way From Home: WBA-Tottenham Preview
West Brom, then. Uncle Woy caused somewhat of a hoo-hah within the Baggies’ dressing room this week by publicly questioning the legitimacy of striker Peter Odemwingie’s duff knee. I just can’t get the bugger on the pitch, said the softly-spoken Hawthorns supremo. Peter, in a move very much a sign of the times, responded by posting an image of his knackered joints on Twitter. Look, see. It’s swollen up like an octopus’ head, for chirssakes! Not what you’d call subtle from the Nigerian net-botherer, I suppose, but he probably has every right to feel a bit miffed. Not all of these chaps are using the treatment room like their own personal day spa, you know, Roy. Or so I’m told.
Apropos to nothing in particular, Odemwingie’s declared himself fit for the weekend’s visit of Spurs- he’s in the squad, at least- and between him and the excellent Shane Long (ha. Slong) The Brom are packing ample heat with which to cause us a problem or two. Chris Brunt’s beginning to play well again, too, after having the startling fortune of being removed from my fantasy football team.
For Tottenham there’s rumours abound that Roman Pavlyuchenko might be in for a rare start. With Van der Vaart and the mighty J-Dizzle both doubts, we’re likely peering down the barrel of a good ol’ fashion meat and potato four-four-two; with the Russian and Adebayor pairing up for the first time in their colourful careers. Notwithstanding any ninety-second cameos Pav might’ve been treated to since early September. Even then I’m drawing a blank.
Anyhoo. Your predictions, if you’d be so kind. Apart from trees of green and red roses, too- I see goals. And plenty of ’em. 6-3 or something mental like that.