Stoke City 1-3 Aston Villa
Oh dear…an awful performance against a team who should the sort of fight and resilience we should have had. Kenwyne Jones started to the delight of many supporters and Etherington started, although was subbed at half-time. Sadly his best days seem behind him now and his old wing partner Jermaine Pennant doesn’t even make the bench. When we needed goals strange to have Michael Owen on the bench, yet again not used.
We are now in a relegation battle with 34 points on the board (only 5 points this year to date!) and I can only see 4 points maximum from our remaining six games:
Man Utd (H) loss
QPR (A) loss
Norwich (H) win
Sunderland (A) loss
Tottenham (H) draw
Southampton (A) loss
Hope 38 points is enough, although worst case I’d say 35 points with a draw against Norwich and five more defeats.
Whatever happens, so long Pulis and thanks for all the memories…